Idiocracy (2006) RT 74% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jan 2007

To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mike Judge
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Maya Rudolph  •  Dax Shepard  •  Anthony 'Citric' Campos

Exam (2009) RT 63% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Nov 2010

The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stuart Hazeldine
CAST:  Luke Mably  •  Adar Beck  •  Chris Carey  •  Gemma Chan

Roxanne (1987) RT 88% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Rick Rossovich  •  Shelley Duvall

Focus (2015)

A veteran grifter takes a young, attractive woman under his wing, but things get complicated when they become romantically involved.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Glenn Ficarra  •  John Requa
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Margot Robbie  •  Rodrigo Santoro  •  Robert Taylor

Project Almanac (2015) RT 35% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Jun 2015

A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Dean Israelite
CAST:  Amy Landecker  •  Ginny Gardner  •  Jonny Weston  •  Katie Garfield

The Conversation (1974) RT 98% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Dec 2000

Surveillance expert Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide (Harrison Ford) to tail a young couple, Mark (Frederic Forrest) and Ann (Cindy ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  John Cazale  •  Frederic Forrest  •  Cindy Williams

Barton Fink (1991) RT 91% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2003

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Goodman  •  Judy Davis  •  Michael Lerner

A Beautiful Mind (2001) RT 75% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jun 2002

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders ...  (more)

GENRES: Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Mel Stuart
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Jack Albertson  •  Peter Ostrum  •  Roy Kinnear

What About Bob? (1991) RT 83% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Charlie Korsmo




Rear Window (1954) RT 100% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Grace Kelly  •  James Stewart  •  Wendell Corey  •  Thelma Ritter

There Will Be Blood (2007) RT 91% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 2008

When Daniel Plainview - a ruthless oil prospector - learns of oil-rich land in California that can be bought cheaply, he moves his operation there and begins manipulating and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Paul Dano  •  Dillon Freasier  •  Ciarán Hinds

Shirley Valentine (1989) RT 67% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2007

Wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley Valentine finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband's chips ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Foreign • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Pauline Collins  •  Tom Conti  •  Julia McKenzie  •  Alison Steadman

Gosford Park (2001) RT 86% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 2002

Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Clive Owen  •  Maggie Smith  •  Geraldine Somerville

Friday (1995) RT 77% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Chris Tucker  •  Nia Long  •  Tommy Lister

Rushmore (1998) RT 89% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Jun 1999

Max Fischer, a precocious and eccentric 15 year-old, who is both Rushmore's most extracurricular and least scholarly student; Herman Blume, a disillusioned industrialist who ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray  •  Olivia Williams  •  Seymour Cassel

21 (2008)

Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Luketic
CAST:  Jim Sturgess  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Bosworth  •  Aaron Yoo

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012) RT 92% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Director Sophie Fiennes reunites with philosophical provocateur Slavoj Žižek for this follow-up to their hit The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, in which Žižek applies his ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Sophie Fiennes
CAST:  Slavoj Žižek

Raising Arizona (1987) RT 90% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 1999

The Coen Brothers tell the story of a absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Holly Hunter  •  Trey Wilson  •  John Goodman

History of the World, Part I (1981)

Mel Brooks' uproarious version of history proves nothing is sacred as he takes us on a laugh-filled look at what really happened throughout time. His delirious romp features ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Harvey Korman