The Hangover (2009) RT 79% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Dec 2009

When three friends finally come to after a raucous night of bachelor-party revelry, they find a baby in the closet and a tiger in the bathroom. But they can't seem to locate ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Ed Helms  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Justin Bartha

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) RT 91% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 2002

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. ...  (more)

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

Back to the Future (1985) RT 96% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 2002

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Lea Thompson  •  Crispin Glover

How to Train Your Dragon (2010) RT 98% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Oct 2010

As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois  •  Chris Sanders
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Gerard Butler  •  Craig Ferguson  •  America Ferrera

In Time (2011) RT 36% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Jan 2012

In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Justin Timberlake  •  Amanda Seyfried  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Olivia Wilde

The Secret Service (2014)

The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Taron Egerton  •  Michael Caine  •  Mark Strong

Avatar (2009) RT 83% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Apr 2010

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Stephen Lang

Finding Nemo (2003) RT 99% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2013

A tale which follows the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish, the fretful Marlin and his young son Nemo, who are separated from each other in the Great Barrier Reef when ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Lee Unkrich  •  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Alexander Gould  •  Willem Dafoe

Akira (1988)

Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Katsuhiro Ōtomo
CAST:  Mitsuo Iwata  •  Nozomu Sasaki  •  Mami Koyama  •  Tesshō Genda

Batman Begins (2005) RT 84% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Oct 2005

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Liam Neeson  •  Katie Holmes

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) RT 89% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Sep 2014

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Sebastian Stan  •  Anthony Mackie

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) RT 97% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Sep 1999

Monty Python and the Holy Grail loosely follows the legend of King Arthur. Arthur along with his squire, Patsy, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam  •  Terry Jones
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  John Cleese  •  Eric Idle  •  Michael Palin

My Neighbor Totoro (1988) RT 93% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Noriko Hidaka  •  Hitoshi Takagi  •  Chika Sakamoto  •  Shigesato Itoi

Iron Man (2008) RT 94% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Sep 2008

Tony Stark. Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Son of legendary inventor and weapons contractor Howard Stark. When Tony Stark is assigned to give a weapons ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Terrence Howard  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Zombieland (2009) RT 89% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2010

Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Ruben Fleischer
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Emma Stone  •  Abigail Breslin

Tangled (2010) RT 89% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Mar 2011

When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Byron Howard  •  Nathan Greno
CAST:  Mandy Moore  •  Zachary Levi  •  Donna Murphy  •  Ron Perlman

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) RT 81% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Charismatic teen Ferris Bueller plays hooky in Chicago with his girlfriend and best friend.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Alan Ruck  •  Mia Sara  •  Jeffrey Jones

Howl's Moving Castle (2004) RT 87% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2006

When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Takuya Kimura  •  Akihiro Miwa  •  Tatsuya Gashûin  •  Mitsunori Isaki

Spirited Away (2001) RT 97% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Apr 2003

Spirited Away is an Oscar winning Japanese animated film about a ten year old girl who wanders away from her parents along a path that leads to a world ruled by strange and ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Rumi Hiiragi  •  Miyu Irino  •  Mari Natsuki  •  Takashi Naitô

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) RT 94% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Oct 2012

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bill Murray  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton