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

A Scanner Darkly (2006) RT 69% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 2006

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Winona Ryder  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Mitch Baker

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

Gattaca (1997) RT 82% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 1998

Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Romance • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Jude Law  •  Gore Vidal  •  Uma Thurman

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) RT 95% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Jul 1998

FBI trainee Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Lawrence A. Bonney  •  Kasi Lemmons  •  Lawrence T. Wrentz

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) RT 87% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Dec 2012

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Gary Oldman  •  Tom Hardy  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The Departed (2006) RT 91% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2007

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise in Martin Scorsese's ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Matt Damon  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Mark Wahlberg

American Psycho (2000) RT 67% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2000

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mary Harron
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Justin Theroux  •  Josh Lucas

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) RT 80% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2002

An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he has a terminal illness.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Ben Stiller  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) RT 91% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 2002

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler




The Social Network (2010) RT 96% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jan 2011

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Rooney Mara

Ruby Sparks (2012) RT 78% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Oct 2012

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Paul Dano  •  Deborah Ann Woll

Being John Malkovich (1999) RT 93% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2000

Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  John Cusack  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Mary Kay Place

Now You See Me (2013) RT 49% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Sep 2013

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Isla Fisher

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

Waking Life (2001) RT 80% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2002

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Wiley Wiggins  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Julie Delpy  •  Ken Webster

Ocean's Eleven (2001) RT 82% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2002

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Matt Damon  •  Andy García

Requiem for a Dream (2000) RT 78% / Audience 93%

DVD release: May 2001

The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Jared Leto  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Marlon Wayans

The Usual Suspects (1995) RT 88% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Dec 1999

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Benicio del Toro

Cloud Atlas (2012) RT 66% / Audience 66%

DVD release: May 2013

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Andy Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski  •  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Halle Berry  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugo Weaving