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Samuel Goldwyn Films
Company typePrivate
IndustryMotion pictures
PredecessorThe Samuel Goldwyn Company
FoundedApril 6, 2000; 23 years ago (2000-04-06)
FounderSamuel Goldwyn Jr.
HeadquartersCulver City, California, United States
Key people
Peter Goldwyn, President

Samuel Goldwyn Films is an American film company that licenses, releases and distributes art-house, independent and foreign films. It was founded by Samuel Goldwyn Jr., the son of the Hollywood business magnate/mogul, Samuel Goldwyn. The current incarnation is a successor to The Samuel Goldwyn Company.


After The Samuel Goldwyn Company was acquired by Orion Pictures Corporation in 1996 and by MGM in 1997, Samuel Goldwyn Jr. founded Samuel Goldwyn Films as an independent production/distribution studio. Until his death, the younger Goldwyn owned sole rights to the use of the name and signature logo as part of the settlement of his 1999 lawsuit against MGM, which changed its Goldwyn subsidiary's name to G2 Films. Goldwyn previously operated IDP Distribution, which distributed films for Fireworks Films, Stratosphere Entertainment, and Roadside Attractions. [1][2]


This is a list of films distributed and/or produced by Samuel Goldwyn Films.


Release date Title Notes
1998 Lolita co-production with Pathé
The Red Dwarf
The Chambermaid on the Titanic
1999 Tinseltown
Desert Blue
The King of Masks
Solas co-production with Fireworks Pictures
Splendor co-production with Summit Entertainment and Newmarket Capital Group
Shiri co-distribution with Destination Films


Release date Title Notes
2000 Faithless co-production with AB Svensk Filmindustri and Fireworks Pictures
The Big Blue Director's Cut re-release produced by Gaumont
Better Than Sex co-production with Fireworks Pictures
Greenfingers co-production with Fireworks Pictures
2001 The Experiment co-production with Fanes Film, Senator Film Produktion, Seven Pictures and Typhoon
Me Without You co-production with Capitol Films and Fireworks Pictures
The Man from Elysian Fields co-production with Fireworks Pictures, Gold Circle Films and Shoreline Entertainment
Little Secrets co-production with TriStar Pictures
Tortilla Soup co-production with Starz Encore Entertainment
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie co-distributed with Destination Films in the US; produced in Japan by Sunrise Animation and Bones
2002 Sonny co-production with Gold Circle Films and Saturn Films
He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not co-production with UGC Fox Distribution and Union Générale Cinématographique
Raising Victor Vargas co-production with Fireworks Pictures
Poolhall Junkies co-production with Gold Circle Films
Passionada co-production with Fireworks Pictures
The Crime of Father Amaro co-production with Almeda Films, Blu Films and Wanda Films
Returner co-production with Robot Communications; co-distribution with Pony Canyon and Toho
Anything but Love
2003 I Capture the Castle produced by BBC Films and Trademark Films
All Your Difference
Nola co-production with Fireworks Pictures
Japanese Story co-production with Fortissimo Films
Rosenstrasse co-production with Concorde Film
Tokyo Godfathers co-distribution with Destination Films; produced by Madhouse
Kaena: The Prophecy co-production with Destination Films, TVA and Xilam
Mambo Italiano co-production with Equinoxe Films and Cinémaginaire
The Boys and Girl from County Clare
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture; co-production with 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, and Miramax Films
2004 What the Bleep Do We Know!? co-production with Roadside Attractions
D.E.B.S. co-production with Screen Gems, Destination Films and Anonymous Content
Walk on Water co-production with Roadside Attractions
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War co-production with Destination Films
Super Size Me co-production with Roadside Attractions and The Con
Ladies in Lavender co-production with Roadside Attractions
Saint Ralph
Lila Says
Stateside co-production with Seven Hills Pictures
The Code co-distributed with TriStar Pictures and Columbia Pictures in the US; produced in France by Gaumont
2005 The Squid and the Whale co-production with Destination Films and American Empirical Pictures
Pretty Persuasion co-production with Roadside Attractions, REN-Mar Studios and Prospect Pictures
Infiltrating D.E.B.S.
Wah-Wah co-production with Scion Films, IMG Productions, Lorna Nasha and Reeleyes Film
London co-distributed with Destination Films
Lassie co-production with Classic Media and Odyssey Entertainment; distributed by Roadside Attractions
Revolver co-production with Destination Films
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School
MirrorMask co-production with Destination Films and The Jim Henson Company
Blind Dating
Boynton Beach Club co-production with Roadside Attractions
2006 Sleeping Dogs Lie co-production with Roadside Attractions and HareBrained Films
Facing the Giants co-production with Destination Films, Sherwood Pictures, Provident Films, Caramel Entertainment and Kendrick Brothers Group
Lonely Hearts co-production with Roadside Attractions, Millennium Films, Emmett/Furla Films
Conversations with God
Seraphim Falls co-production with Destination Films and Icon Productions
O Jerusalem
Goya's Ghosts co-production with The Saul Zaentz Company, Kanzaman, Antena 3 Televisión and Xuxa Producciones
Priceless US distribution
Amazing Grace co-production with FourBoys Films, Bristol Bay Productions, Ingenious Film Partners and Roadside Attractions
What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole co-production with Roadside Attractions
2007 2 Days in Paris co-production with Polaris Film Production & Finance
Southland Tales co-distribution with Destination Films; co-production with Darko Entertainment, Persistent Entertainment and Cherry Road Films
Rise: Blood Hunter co-production with Ghost House Pictures, Destination Films and Mandate Pictures
Roman de Gare
Fugitive Pieces
Trumbo co-distribution with IDP Distribution and Red Envelope Entertainment; co-production with Filbert Steps Productions, Reno Productions and Safehouse Pictures
This Is the Way the World Ends
2008 Fireproof co-production with Affirm Films Provident Films, Caramel Entertainment and Sherwood Pictures
The Merry Gentleman
The Yellow Handkerchief
Elegy co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment
Dark Streets
Free Style co-production with Canal Street Films, Rigel Entertainment and Up North Entertainment
2009 Brothers at War
American Violet co-distribution with Uncommon Productions; co-production with Cinema Management Group
The Double Hour
To Save a Life co-production with New Song Pictures, Outreach Films and Accelerated Entertainment
Management co-production with Echo Films, Image Entertainment, SKE and Temple Hill Entertainment
Blood: The Last Vampire co-production with Production I.G and Destination Films
Cold Souls
U.N. Me co-production with Disruptive Pictures


Release date Title Notes
2010 Mao's Last Dancer co-production with Great Scott Productions Pty. Ltd.
Harry Brown US distribution; co-production with Marv Partners, UK Film Council, HanWay Films, Prescience and Framestore Features
The Dead Sea
Legendary co-production with WWE Studios
Knucklehead co-production with WWE Studios
Welcome to the Rileys co-production with Destination Films
2011 The Whistleblower co-production with Voltage Pictures
The Chaperone co-production with WWE Studios
That's What I Am co-production with WWE Studios
Elektra Luxx co-production with Destination Films
The Grace Card co-production with Affirm Films Provident Films and Graceworks Pictures
There Be Dragons
The Reunion co-production with WWE Studios
The Island President co-production with Actual Films
Assassination Games co-production with MediaPro Studios and Rodin Entertainment
Inside Out co-production with WWE Studios
Mardi Gras: Spring Break co-production with Screen Gems and Beacon Pictures
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy co-production with Endgame Entertainment and Stage 6 Films
2012 Detention US theatrical only; co-production with Detention Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions
October Baby co-production with American Family Studios, Provident Films and Gravitas Ventures
Cowgirls 'n Angels co-production with Sense and Sensibility Ventures and Silver Nitrate
The First Time co-production with Destination Films and Jerimaca Films
Robot & Frank co-production with Stage 6 Films, Park Pictures, White Hat Entertainment and Dog Run Pictures
2013 Home Run co-production with Provident Films
Goodbye World co-production with Stage 6 Films, Gather Films and Picturesque Films
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty co-production with 20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema, Red Hour Productions and TSG Entertainment
2014 The Last of Robin Hood co-production with Big Indie Pictures and Killer Films
Better Living Through Chemistry co-production with Occupant Entertainment
Ivory Tower co-production with Paramount Pictures, Participant Media and CNN Films
That Sugar Film produced by Madman Entertainment
Saving Christmas co-production with Camfam Studios, Liberty University, Provident Films and XDX2
2015 Faith of Our Fathers co-production with Pure Flix Entertainment
X+Y co-production with Koch Media, Origin Pictures and Minnow Films
Yakuza Apocalypse co-production with Django Film, Gambit, Happinet and OLM, Inc.
Franny co -production with Audax Films, Big Shoes Media, Magnolia Entertainment, Soaring Flight Productions, TideRock Media and Treehouse Pictures
Lila & Eve co-production with A+E Studios, ChickFlick Productions, JuVee Productions and Lifetime Films
East Side Sushi
90 Minutes in Heaven co-production with Emmett/Furla Films, Family Christian Entertainment and Giving Films
No Men Beyond This Point
Barista Produced by Filmic Entertainment
SOMM: Into the Bottle
Coming Through the Rye co-production with Eammon Films, Red Hat Films and River Bend Pictures
2016 Hyena Road U.S. distribution; produced by Thump Entertainment, Skybound Entertainment and Digger Productions
The Benefactor co-production with Audax Films, Big Shoes Media, Magnolia Entertainment, Soaring Flight Productions, TideRock Media and Treehouse Pictures
Brother Nature produced by Broadway Video and Insurge Pictures
Altamira co-distribution with Eagle Films
Pet co-distribution with Orion Pictures; co-production with Magic Lantern and Revolver Picture Company
Transpecos co-production with 8750 Films and Marfa Peach Company
Who Gets the Dog? co-production with 2DS Productions and Epic Pictures Group
Nerdland produced by AKW Worldwide, Pariah and Titmouse, Inc.
The King's Choice
2017 Youth in Oregon co-distribution with Orion Pictures; co-production with Sundial Pictures and Campfire[3]
100 Streets co-production with CrossDay Productions Ltd., Green Door Pictures, Kreo Films FZ, West Fiction Films and What's the Story[4][5]
Lavender co-production with South Creek Pictures and 3 Legged Dog Films[6]
Maya Dardel co-production with The Winter Film Company, Greyshack Films and Message Film; co-distribution with Samuel Goldwyn Films
Past Life co-production with Orion Pictures
The Price co-distribution with Orion Pictures
Sweet Country
2018 Saturday Church
Love, Kennedy
Submergence [7]
Little Pink House
Wait for Your Laugh
Night Comes On co-production with Superlative Films
Hope Springs Eternal
Cold Skin
Becoming Jiff
Queen of Spades
A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.
Back Roads [8]
Buffalo Boys
Jane and Emma
2019 Sobibor [9]
Come as You Are
Daniel Isn't Real co-production with Shudder
Dilili in Paris [10][11]
Judy and Punch produced by Vice Studios[12]
Obsession [13]
Paradise Hills co-production with Nostromo Pictures[14]
Summer Night [15]
Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! [16]


Release date Title Notes
2020 Shooting Clerks co-production with Auld Reekie Media and Pink Plaid
Debt Collectors[17]
City of Joel[18] co-production with Visit Films
To the Stars[19] co-production with Northern Light Films, Foton Pictures and Rockhill Media
The Flood[20] co-production with Myriad Pictures and Megatopia Films
Endings, Beginnings[21] co-production with CJ Entertainment
Bull[22] co-distribution with Sony Pictures Worldwide; co-production with Bert Marcus Film and Invisible Pictures
Henri Dauman: Looking Up[23]
Mr Jones[24] co-production with Boy Jones Films, Film Produkcja and Kinorob
The Good Traitor
2021 Lazarus
Edge of the World
Let Us In
2022 Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom[27] U.S. distribution
Big Gold Brick
Art of Love
Accident Man: Hitman's Holiday co-production with Destination Films
The Devil Conspiracy
Manifest West

See also


  1. ^ Warner Bros. through New Line Cinema is handling the production for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Samuel Goldwyn Films and Red Hour Films, while 20th Century Fox will release the film.
  2. ^ Samuel Goldwyn Films handled the US theatrical release of Detention, while Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions handled the worldwide release and the US DVD and Blu-ray release.


  1. ^ Mike Goodridge (April 24, 2000). "Michael Silberman to run new US distributor IDP". Screen Daily. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Roadside, Goldwyn split up". The Hollywood Reporter. May 10, 2007. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Youth in Oregon, Starring Frank Langella, Sets Release Date". Playbill. December 20, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "100 Streets". Coming Soon. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "Idris Elba Drama '100 Streets' Bought by Samuel Goldwyn Films". Variety. October 18, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  6. ^ "Lavender". Coming Soon. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  7. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (November 14, 2017). "Alicia Vikander-James McAvoy Film 'Submergence' Lands at Samuel Goldwyn Films". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (August 16, 2018). "Alex Pettyfer's Directorial Debut Film 'Back Roads' Lands At Samuel Goldwyn". Deadline. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  9. ^ Barraclough, Leo (November 23, 2018). "Samuel Goldwyn Takes U.S. Rights to Russian Oscar Entry 'Sobibor'". Variety. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "Dilili In Paris – SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS".
  11. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (September 16, 2019). "'Dilili in Paris' Official English Trailer Bows, in Theaters Oct. 4".
  12. ^ Vlessing, Etan (May 13, 2019). "Samuel Goldwyn Films Nabs Mia Wasikowska's 'Judy & Punch' for North America (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 31, 2019). "Samuel Goldwyn Acquires Mekhi Phifer Thriller 'Obsession' For Fall Release".
  14. ^ McNary, Dave (May 15, 2019). "Emma Roberts' Sci-Fi Thriller 'Paradise Hills' Sold to Samuel Goldwyn (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  15. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 12, 2018). "Joseph Cross' Coming-Of-Age Movie 'Summer Night' Acquired By Samuel Goldwyn Films". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  16. ^ "Super Size Me 2 – SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS".
  17. ^ "Debt Collectors – SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS".
  18. ^ Kay2018-10-29T17:53:00+00:00, Jeremy. "Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires Jewish enclave doc 'City Of Joel' (exclusive)". Screen.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  19. ^ "Liana Liberato and Kara Hayward's 'To the Stars' Goes Digital in April". Archived from the original on April 11, 2020.
  20. ^ "New US Trailer for Refugee Drama 'The Flood' Starring Lena Headey |". April 8, 2020.
  21. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 29, 2019). "Drake Doremus' Shailene Woodley Movie 'Endings, Beginnings' Picked Up By Samuel Goldwyn". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  22. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (October 8, 2019). "Cannes Drama 'Bull' Rides To North America With Samuel Goldwyn Films".
  23. ^ Vlessing, Etan (November 4, 2019). "Photojournalist Doc 'Henri Dauman: Looking Up' Lands at Samuel Goldwyn Films". The Hollywood Reporter.
  24. ^ Mitchell, Robert (August 22, 2019). "Samuel Goldwyn Films Takes U.S. Rights to Berlin Competition Title 'Mr Jones'". Variety. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  25. ^ Squires, John (August 20, 2019). "Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Ray Xue's Slasher 'Extracurricular' for 2020 Release".
  26. ^ "Triggered – SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS".
  27. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (January 3, 2022). "Bhutan's Oscar Entry 'Lunana: A Yak in The Classroom' Finds North American Home With Samuel Goldwyn Films (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved February 15, 2022.