Before Sunset (2004) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Julie Delpy  •  Vernon Dobtcheff  •  Louise Lemoine Torres

Drive (2011) RT 92% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jan 2012

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor - whose husband is in prison and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Albert Brooks

Enter the Void (2009)

This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Gaspar Noé
CAST:  Nathaniel Brown  •  Paz de la Huerta  •  Cyril Roy  •  Masato Tanno

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

The Dreamers (2003)

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Eva Green  •  Louis Garrel  •  Anna Chancellor

The Tree of Life (2011)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Sean Penn  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Fiona Shaw

Before Sunrise (1995) RT 100% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 1999

A dialogue marathon of a film, this fairytale love story of an American boy and French girl. During a day and a night together in Vienna their two hearts collide.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Julie Delpy  •  Andrea Eckert  •  Hanno Pöschl

Chef (2014) RT 86% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2014

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Sofía Vergara  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  John Leguizamo

Les Misérables (2012)

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tom Hooper
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Russell Crowe  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Amanda Seyfried

The Notebook (2004) RT 52% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Feb 2005

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nick Cassavetes
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Gena Rowlands  •  James Garner




Spring Breakers (2013) RT 67% / Audience 38%

DVD release: Jul 2013

Brit, Candy, Cotty, and Faith have been best friends since grade school. They live together in a boring college dorm and are hungry for adventure. All they have to do is save ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Harmony Korine
CAST:  James Franco  •  Selena Gomez  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Ashley Benson

Mary Poppins (1964) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 1998

The movie combines a diverting story, songs, color and sequences of live action blended with the movements of animated figures. Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who flies ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Dick Van Dyke  •  David Tomlinson  •  Glynis Johns

Moulin Rouge! (2001) RT 76% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 2001

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Ewan McGregor  •  John Leguizamo  •  Jim Broadbent

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

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

The Fountain (2006) RT 51% / Audience 74%

DVD release: May 2007

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Mark Margolis

The Fault in Our Stars (2014) RT 81% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2014

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Josh Boone
CAST:  Shailene Woodley  •  Ansel Elgort  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Nat Wolff

The Way, Way Back (2013)

Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Nat Faxon  •  Jim Rash
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Toni Collette  •  Allison Janney  •  Sam Rockwell

I Origins (2014) RT 53% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Dec 2014

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mike Cahill
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Brit Marling  •  Astrid Bergès-Frisbey  •  Steven Yeun

Forrest Gump (1994) RT 72% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Sally Field  •  Robin Wright  •  Mykelti Williamson