Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Western
DIRECTION:  Kelly Asbury  •  Lorna Cook
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  James Cromwell  •  Daniel Studi  •  Chopper Bernet

Tarzan (1999) RT 88% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Buck  •  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Tony Goldwyn  •  Glenn Close  •  Minnie Driver  •  Brian Blessed

3:10 to Yuma (2007) RT 89% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jan 2008

In Arizona in the late 1800's, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Christian Bale  •  Logan Lerman  •  Dallas Roberts

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) RT 72% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Apr 2005

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Brad Silberling
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jude Law  •  Emily Browning

Deliverance (1972) RT 93% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Ned Beatty  •  Ronny Cox

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) RT 96% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2003

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Rei Sakuma  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Keiko Toda

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) RT 84% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Dec 2009

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Tom Felton

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) RT 59% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2015

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) RT 91% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for a third adventure and magic filled year in this follow-up to the first two Potter blockbusters. Harry comes face to face with ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Gary Oldman

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) RT 92% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2014

The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snotlout ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Jonah Hill  •  Cate Blanchett




The Italian Job (2003) RT 73% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Oct 2003

After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Charlize Theron  •  Jason Statham  •  Edward Norton

Paprika (2006) RT 84% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2007

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Megumi Hayashibara  •  Tōru Furuya  •  Koichi Yamadera  •  Katsunosuke Hori

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) RT 64% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Mar 2013

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Andy Serkis

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) RT 91% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Dec 2014

Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  James Gunn
CAST:  Chris Pratt  •  Dave Bautista  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Michael Rooker

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) RT 76% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Apr 2006

Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter, four siblings who step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson
CAST:  Georgie Henley  •  Skandar Keynes  •  William Moseley  •  Anna Popplewell

True Lies (1994)

Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Tom Arnold  •  Bill Paxton

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) RT 90% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Oct 2012

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Colin Trevorrow
CAST:  Aubrey Plaza  •  Mark Duplass  •  Jake M. Johnson  •  Karan Soni

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) RT 74% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Apr 2014

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott

Spider-Man (2002) RT 89% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Nov 2002

After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  James Franco

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) RT 88% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Young wizard Harry Potter starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Friends Ron and Hermione help ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Ralph Fiennes