The Shawshank Redemption (1994) RT 91% / Audience 98%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler

American Beauty (1999) RT 88% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jan 2002

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Annette Bening  •  Thora Birch  •  Wes Bentley

Gone Girl (2014) RT 88% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2015

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Tyler Perry  •  Neil Patrick Harris

Looper (2012) RT 93% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Dec 2012

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Rian Johnson
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Bruce Willis  •  Emily Blunt  •  Paul Dano

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) RT 92% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jun 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Tony Revolori  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Mathieu Amalric

Moon (2009) RT 89% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 2010

With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Duncan Jones
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Dominique McElligott  •  Rosie Shaw

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) RT 92% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 2013

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Robert De Niro  •  Jacki Weaver

Shutter Island (2010) RT 68% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jun 2010

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Emily Mortimer

Memento (2000) RT 92% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Mark Boone Junior

About Time (2013) RT 69% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Feb 2014

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Bill Nighy  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Tom Hollander




The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) RT 77% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Mar 2014

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Jonah Hill  •  Margot Robbie  •  Matthew McConaughey

Pulp Fiction (1994) RT 94% / Audience 96%

DVD release: May 1998

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Laura Lovelace  •  John Travolta

The Prestige (2006) RT 76% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Feb 2007

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Scarlett Johansson

Fight Club (1999) RT 79% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Jun 2000

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Brad Pitt  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Meat Loaf

Her (2013) RT 95% / Audience 82%

DVD release: May 2014

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theordore's surprise, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Rooney Mara  •  Amy Adams

Inception (2010) RT 86% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Dec 2010

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Ellen Page  •  Tom Hardy