A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) RT 73% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Mar 2002

Eleven-year-old David is the first android with human feelings. He is adopted by the Swinton family to test his ability to function. Before they are done testing him though ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Haley Joel Osment  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Sam Robards  •  Jake Thomas

Jurassic Park (1993) RT 93% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Laura Dern  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Richard Attenborough

Shrek (2001) RT 88% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2001

It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson  •  Vicky Jenson
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  John Lithgow

Stardust (2007) RT 76% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Dec 2007

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Charlie Cox  •  Claire Danes  •  Robert De Niro  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

The Princess Bride (1987) RT 97% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Jan 1999

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Cary Elwes  •  Robin Wright  •  Chris Sarandon

Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003)

An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle. But "The Bride" lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Lucy Liu  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Daryl Hannah

The Fall (2008) RT Audience 40%

DVD release: Nov 2010

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tarsem Singh
CAST:  Catinca Untaru  •  Justine Waddell  •  Lee Pace  •  Kim Uylenbroek

Wanted (2008) RT 72% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Dec 2008

Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father -- who Wesley never knew -- belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Timur Bekmambetov
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  James McAvoy  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Thomas Kretschmann

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) RT 51% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Apr 2014

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Patton Oswalt  •  Shirley MacLaine

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2004

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler




The Maze Runner (2014) RT 65% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Dec 2014

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Wes Ball
CAST:  Will Poulter  •  Dylan O'Brien  •  Thomas Sangster  •  Kaya Scodelario

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) RT 96% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 2003

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Mireille Enos  •  James Badge Dale  •  Elyes Gabel

The Way (2010) RT 82% / Audience 83%

When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Martin Sheen  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Nesbitt

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) RT 79% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Dec 2003

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate who roams the Caribbean Sea butts heads with a rival pirate bent on pillaging the village of Port Royal. When the governor's ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley

Superbad (2007) RT 88% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 2007

High school best buddies are facing separation anxiety as they prepare to go off to college. While attempting to score alcohol for a party with help from their fake ID-toting ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Jonah Hill  •  Michael Cera  •  Christopher Mintz-Plasse  •  Bill Hader

Ice Age (2002) RT 77% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Nov 2002

With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters -- Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth -- ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Wedge  •  Carlos Saldanha
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  John Leguizamo  •  Denis Leary  •  Goran Višnjić

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Peter Cushing

Serenity (2005) RT 82% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Dec 2005

When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Nathan Fillion  •  Gina Torres  •  Alan Tudyk  •  Morena Baccarin

Sherlock Holmes (2009) RT 70% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Mar 2010

Eccentric consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Mark Strong