My Name Is Khan (2010) RT 82% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 2010

Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, suffers from Asperger's syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism that complicates socialization. The adult Rizwan ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Karan Johar
CAST:  Shahrukh Khan  •  Kajol  •  Jimmy Shergill  •  Zarina Wahab

The Last Samurai (2003) RT 66% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2004

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare -- in this lush epic set in the 1870s, which finds Algren learning to respect ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Ken Watanabe  •  William Atherton  •  Chad Lindberg

Endless Love (2014) RT 15% / Audience 58%

DVD release: May 2014

When beautiful Jade (Gabriella Wilde) meets charismatic David (Alex Pettyfer), her sheltered world of privilege is turned upside down as the pair's instant desire sparks a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Shana Feste
CAST:  Alex Pettyfer  •  Gabriella Wilde  •  Robert Patrick  •  Rhys Wakefield

Unconditional (2012) RT 67% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 2013

Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she’s happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she’s told and illustrated since ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Brent McCorkle
CAST:  Lynn Collins  •  Michael Ealy  •  Bruce McGill  •  Kwesi Boakye

The Color Purple (1985) RT 88% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2003

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Margaret Avery  •  Danny Glover  •  Akosua Busia

Eat Pray Love (2010) RT 36% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Nov 2010

Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having - a husband, a house, a successful career - yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ryan Murphy
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  James Franco  •  Javier Bardem  •  Billy Crudup

Calendar Girls (2003) RT 74% / Audience 67%

DVD release: May 2004

2003 fact-based comedy with Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Nigel Cole
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Julie Walters  •  John Alderton  •  Linda Bassett

The Darjeeling Limited (2007) RT 69% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2008

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) RT Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2009

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Thomas Carter
CAST:  Cuba Gooding, Jr.  •  Kimberly Elise  •  Aunjanue Ellis  •  Ele Bardha

Driving Miss Daisy (1989) RT 82% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 1997

The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Patti LuPone




The Straight Story (1999) RT 96% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Nov 2000

"The Straight Story" chronicles a trip made by 73-year-old Alvin Straight from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, in 1994 while riding a lawn mower. The man undertook his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Richard Farnsworth  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Jane Galloway Heitz  •  Joseph A. Carpenter

Saving Mr. Banks (2013) RT 78% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2014

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  John Lee Hancock
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Tom Hanks  •  Colin Farrell  •  Paul Giamatti

A Good Year (2006) RT 26% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Feb 2007

Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle's vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Freddie Highmore  •  Albert Finney  •  Marion Cotillard

Belle (2013) RT 83% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 2014

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Amma Asante
CAST:  Gugu Mbatha-Raw  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Sarah Gadon

A Little Princess (1995) RT 97% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Nov 1997

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Liesel Matthews  •  Eleanor Bron  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Rusty Schwimmer

An Education (2009) RT 94% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2010

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Olivia Williams  •  Alfred Molina  •  Cara Seymour

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) RT 62% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2010

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Joan Allen  •  Jason Alexander  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Daldry
CAST:  Thomas Horn  •  Tom Hanks  •  Sandra Bullock  •  John Goodman

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) RT Audience 92%

DVD release: Oct 2003

Anjali is left heartbroken when her best friend and secret crush, Rahul, falls in love with Tina. Years later, Tina's young daughter tries to fulfil her mother's last wish of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Karan Johar
CAST:  Shahrukh Khan  •  Kajol  •  Rani Mukerji  •  Salman Khan

Reprise (2006)

Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Joachim Trier
CAST:  Anders Danielsen Lie  •  Espen Klouman-Høiner  •  Viktoria Winge  •  Christian Rubeck