To Sir, with Love (1967) RT 92% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  James Clavell
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Judy Geeson  •  Christian Roberts  •  Suzy Kendall

Of Mice and Men (1992) RT 96% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gary Sinise
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Gary Sinise  •  Ray Walston  •  Casey Siemaszko

Sunset Boulevard (1950) RT 98% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Nov 2002

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  William Holden  •  Gloria Swanson  •  Erich von Stroheim  •  Nancy Olson

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) RT 98% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Oct 2009

A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  David Hand
CAST:  Stuart Buchanan  •  Adriana Caselotti  •  Eddie Collins  •  Pinto Colvig

Grease (1978) RT 77% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to ...  (more)

GENRES: Romance
DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Olivia Newton-John  •  Stockard Channing  •  Jeff Conaway

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

Some Like It Hot (1959) RT 96% / Audience 94%

DVD release: May 2001

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Tony Curtis  •  Jack Lemmon  •  George Raft

Rebel Without a Cause (1955) RT 96% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2002

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  James Dean  •  Natalie Wood  •  Sal Mineo  •  Ann Doran

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) RT 91% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Apr 1998

To Kill A Mockingbird is the film adaptation of the classic book by Harper Lee. The film tells the story of a child in a small American town in the 1930’s where color ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Robert Mulligan
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Mary Badham  •  Phillip Alford  •  Robert Duvall

The Untouchables (1987) RT 80% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 2001

Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Sean Connery  •  Robert De Niro  •  Andy García




The Aviator (2004) RT 87% / Audience 79%

DVD release: May 2005

Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning biopic about the life of film-maker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Cate Blanchett  •  John C. Reilly  •  Kate Beckinsale

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

Lost Horizon (1937) RT 100% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 1999

British diplomat Robert Conway and a small group of civilians crash land in the Himalayas, and are rescued by the people of the mysterious, Eden-like valley of Shangri-la. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Edward Everett Horton  •  John Howard

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) RT 98% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2002

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Erika Eleniak

Vertigo (1958) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 1998

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Kim Novak  •  Barbara Bel Geddes  •  Tom Helmore

Pinocchio (1940) RT 100% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 2009

Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Hamilton Luske  •  Ben Sharpsteen
CAST:  Cliff Edwards  •  Evelyn Venable  •  Mel Blanc  •  Frankie Darro

North by Northwest (1959) RT 100% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Aug 2000

Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  James Mason  •  Jessie Royce Landis

Full Metal Jacket (1987) RT 95% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jun 1999

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  R. Lee Ermey

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

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