Samuel Goldwyn Films

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.

Samuel Goldwyn Films
IndustryMotion pictures
PredecessorThe Samuel Goldwyn Company
Founded2000 (2000)
FounderSamuel Goldwyn Jr.
HeadquartersCulver City, California, United States
Key people
Peter Goldwyn, President


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 passing, 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 Lolitaco-production with Pathé
1999 Tinseltown
Desert Blue
Splendorco-production with Summit Entertainment and Newmarket Capital Group
Shirico-distribution with Destination Films


Release date Title Notes
2000 Faithlessco-production with AB Svensk Filmindustri
Better Than Sexco-production with Fireworks Pictures
Greenfingersco-production with Fireworks Pictures
2001 The Experimentco-production with Fanes Film, Senator Film Produktion, Seven Pictures and Typhoon
Me Without Youco-production with Capitol Films and Fireworks Pictures
The Man from Elysian Fieldsco-production with Fireworks Pictures, Gold Circle Films and Shoreline Entertainment
Little Secretsco-production with TriStar Pictures
Tortilla Soup
Cowboy Bebop: The Movieco-distributed with Destination Films in the US; produced in Japan by Sunrise Animation and Bones
2002 Sonnyco-production with Gold Circle Films and Saturn Films
He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not
Raising Victor Vargasco-production with Fireworks Pictures
Poolhall Junkiesco-production with Gold Circle Films
The Crime of Father Amaroco-production with Almeda Films, Blu Films and Wanda Films
Returnerco-production with Robot Communications; co-distribution with Pony Canyon and Toho
Anything but Love
The Code
2003 I Capture the Castleproduced by BBC Films and Trademark Films
All Your Difference
Japanese Story
Tokyo Godfathersco-distribution with Destination Films; produced by Madhouse
Kaena: The Prophecyco-production with Destination Films, TVA and Xilam
Mambo Italianoco-production with Cinémaginaire
The Boys and Girl from County Clare
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the WorldNominated 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 with Screen Gems, Destination Films and Anonymous Content
Walk on Water
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
Super Size Meco-production with Roadside Attractions and The Con
Ladies in Lavender
Saint Ralph
Lila Says
2005 The Squid and the Whaleco-production with Destination Films and American Empirical Pictures
Pretty Persuasionco-production with Roadside Attractions, REN-Mar Studios and Prospect Pictures
Infiltrating D.E.B.S.
Wah-Wahco-production with Scion Films, IMG Productions, Lorna Nasha and Reeleyes Film
Lassieco-production with Classic Media and Odyssey Entertainment; distributed by Roadside Attractions
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School
MirrorMaskco-production with Destination Films and The Jim Henson Company
Blind Dating
Boynton Beach Clubco-production with Roadside Attractions
2006 Sleeping Dogs Lieco-production with Roadside Attractions and HareBrained Films
Facing the Giantsco-production with Destination Films, Sherwood Pictures, Provident Films, Caramel Entertainment and Kendrick Brothers Group
Lonely Heartsco-production with Roadside Attractions, Millennium Films, Emmett/Furla Films
Conversations with God
Seraphim Fallsco-production with Destination Films and Icon Productions
O Jerusalem
Goya's Ghostsco-production with The Saul Zaentz Company, Kanzaman, Antena 3 Televisión and Xuxa Producciones
PricelessUS distribution
Amazing Graceco-production with FourBoys Films, Bristol Bay Productions, Ingenious Film Partners and Roadside Attractions
What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole
2007 2 Days in Parisco-production with Polaris Film Production & Finance
Southland Talesco-distribution with Destination Films; co-production with Darko Entertainment, Persistent Entertainment and Cherry Road Films
Rise: Blood Hunterco-production with Ghost House Pictures, Destination Films and Mandate Pictures
Roman de Gare
Fugitive Pieces
Trumboco-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 Fireproofco-production with Affirm Films and Sherwood Pictures
The Merry Gentleman
The Yellow Handkerchief
Elegyco-production with Lakeshore Entertainment
Dark Streets
2009 Brothers at War
American Violetco-distribution with Uncommon Productions; co-production with Cinema Management Group
The Double Hour
To Save a Lifeco-production with New Song Pictures, Outreach Films and Accelerated Entertainment
Managementco-production with Echo Films, Image Entertainment, SKE and Temple Hill Entertainment
Blood: The Last Vampireco-production with Production I.G
Cold Souls
U.N. Meco-production with Disruptive Pictures


Release date Title Notes
2010 Mao's Last Dancerco-production with Great Scott Productions Pty. Ltd.
Harry BrownUS distribution; co-production with Marv Partners, UK Film Council, HanWay Films, Prescience and Framestore Features
The Dead Sea
Legendaryco-production with WWE Studios
Knuckleheadco-production with WWE Studios
Welcome to the Rileys
2011 The Whistleblowerco-production with Voltage Pictures
The Chaperoneco-production with WWE Studios
That's What I Amco-production with WWE Studios
There Be Dragons
The Reunionco-production with WWE Studios
The Island Presidentco-production with Actual Films
Assassination Gamesco-production with MediaPro Studios and Rodin Entertainment
Inside Outco-production with WWE Studios
A Good Old Fashioned Orgyco-production with Endgame Entertainment
2012 DetentionUS theatrical only; co-production with Detention Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions
October Babyco-production with American Family Studios, Provident Films and Gravitas Ventures
Cowgirls 'n Angelsco-production with Sense and Sensibility Ventures and Silver Nitrate
The First Timeco-production with Destination Films and Jerimaca Films
Robot & Frankco-production with Stage 6 Films, Park Pictures, White Hat Entertainment and Dog Run Pictures
2013 Home Runco-production with Provident Films
Goodbye Worldco-production with Stage 6 Films, Gather Films and Picturesque Films
The Secret Life of Walter Mittyco-production with 20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema, Red Hour Productions and TSG Entertainment
2014 The Last of Robin Hoodco-production with Big Indie Pictures and Killer Films
Better Living Through Chemistryco-production with Occupant Entertainment
Ivory Towerco-production with Paramount Pictures, Participant Media and CNN Films
That Sugar Filmproduced by Madman Entertainment
Saving Christmasco-production with Camfam Studios, Liberty University, Provident Films and XDX2; Winner of the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture
2015 Faith of Our Fathersco-production with Pure Flix Entertainment
X+Yco-production with Koch Media, Origin Pictures and Minnow Films
Yakuza Apocalypseco-production with Django Film, Gambit, Happinet and OLM, Inc.
Frannyco -production with Audax Films, Big Shoes Media, Magnolia Entertainment, Soaring Flight Productions, TideRock Media and Treehouse Pictures
Lila & Eveco-production with A+E Studios, ChickFlick Productions, JuVee Productions and Lifetime Films
90 Minutes in Heavenco-production with Emmett/Furla Films, Family Christian Entertainment and Giving Films
No Men Beyond This Point
BaristaProduced by Filmic Entertainment
SOMM: Into the Bottle
Coming Through the Ryeco-production with Eammon Films, Red Hat Films and River Bend Pictures
2016 Hyena RoadU.S. distribution; produced by Thump Entertainment, Skybound Entertainment and Digger Productions
The Benefactorco-production with Audax Films, Big Shoes Media, Magnolia Entertainment, Soaring Flight Productions, TideRock Media and Treehouse Pictures
Brother Natureproduced by Broadway Video and Insurge Pictures
Altamiraco-distribution with Eagle Films
Petco-distribution with Orion Pictures; co-production with Magic Lantern and Revolver Picture Company
Transpecosco-production with 8750 Films and Marfa Peach Company
Who Gets the Dog?co-production with Epic Pictures Group
Nerdlandproduced by AKW Worldwide, Pariah and Titmouse, Inc.
2017 Youth in Oregonco-distribution with Orion Pictures; co-production with Sundial Pictures and Campfire[3]
100 Streetsco-production with CrossDay Productions Ltd., Green Door Pictures, Kreo Films FZ, West Fiction Films and What's the Story[4][5]
Lavenderco-production with South Creek Pictures and 3 Legged Dog Films[6]
Maya Dardelco-production with The Winter Film Company, Greyshack Films and Message Film; co-distribution with Samuel Goldwyn Films
Past Lifeco-production with Orion Pictures
The Priceco-distribution with Orion Pictures
2018 Saturday Church
Love, Kennedy
Little Pink House
Wait for Your Laugh
Night Comes On
Hope Springs Eternal
Cold Skin
A Boy. A Girl. A Dream
Becoming Jiff
Queen of Spades
A Boy. A Girl. A Dream
Back Roads[8]
Buffalo Boys
2019 Sobibor[9]
Daniel Isn't Real

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. 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.
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