Hero (2002) RT 95% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2004

One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Tony Leung Chiu-Wai  •  Maggie Cheung  •  Zhang Ziyi

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) RT 76% / Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2012

The mother of a teenage sociopath who went on a high-school killing spree recalls her son's deranged behavior during childhood, as she deals with her grief.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lynne Ramsay
CAST:  John C. Reilly  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Ezra Miller  •  Siobhan Fallon

Castle in the Sky (1986) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Apr 2003

The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Keiko Yokozawa  •  Mayumi Tanaka  •  Minori Terada  •  Kotoe Hatsui

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) RT Audience 92%

DVD release: Oct 2003

Rahul & Anjali are best friends that fall into a romance triangle once Tina arrives. Rahul & Tina marry & have a child, which Tina names Anjali, but Tina dies in ...  (more)

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

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

The Client (1994) RT 80% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Dec 1997

A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Anthony LaPaglia

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) RT 85% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2004

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Paul Bettany  •  James D'Arcy  •  Billy Boyd

Corpse Bride (2005)

Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Fantasy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton  •  Mike Johnson
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Emily Watson  •  Tracey Ullman

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

The Imposter (2012) RT 95% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jan 2013

It’s 1994: a 13-year-old boy disappears from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he is found alive, thousands of miles away, in Spain. Disoriented ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bart Layton
CAST:  Frédéric Bourdin  •  Adam O'Brian  •  Anna Ruben  •  Cathy Dresbach




The Great Gatsby (2013) RT 48% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Aug 2013

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Joel Edgerton

People Like Us (2012) RT 54% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Oct 2012

It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Alex Kurtzman
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Olivia Wilde  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Nausicaä, a gentle young princess, has an empathetic bond with the giant mutated insects that evolved in the wake of the destruction of the ecosystem. Traveling by cumbersome ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Sumi Shimamoto  •  Mahito Tsujimura  •  Hisako Kyōda  •  Gorō Naya

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

The Skin I Live In (2011) RT 80% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2012

A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Elena Anaya  •  Marisa Paredes  •  Blanca Suárez

Harold and Maude (1971) RT 86% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jun 2000

The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Ruth Gordon  •  Bud Cort  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Charles Tyner

Gone with the Wind (1939) RT 94% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2000

An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming  •  George Cukor  •  Sam Wood
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Clark Gable  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Thomas Mitchell

Road to Perdition (2002) RT 81% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Liam Aiken  •  Paul Newman

In Your Eyes (2014) RT Audience 33%

East Coast housewife Rebecca (Zoe Kazan) lives a comfortable, sheltered life, but she always knew there was something special about herself. Charismatic ex-con Dylan (Michael ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Brin Hill
CAST:  Zoe Kazan  •  Michael Stahl-David  •  Nikki Reed  •  Jennifer Grey

What Dreams May Come (1998) RT 54% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Feb 2001

Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Vincent Ward
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Cuba Gooding, Jr.  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Max von Sydow