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

Catch Me If You Can (2002) RT 96% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2003

Frank W. Abagnale Jr. is a cunning con man -- posing as a doctor, lawyer and pilot all before turning 21. He's also a deft forger, and his work attracts the attention of FBI ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Tom Hanks  •  Christopher Walken  •  Martin Sheen

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) RT 81% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Charismatic teen Ferris Bueller plays hooky in Chicago with his girlfriend and best friend.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Alan Ruck  •  Mia Sara  •  Jeffrey Jones

50/50 (2011) RT 94% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2012

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Levine
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Seth Rogen  •  Anna Kendrick  •  Bryce Dallas Howard

Warm Bodies (2013) RT 80% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jun 2013

After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Levine
CAST:  Nicholas Hoult  •  Teresa Palmer  •  Analeigh Tipton  •  Rob Corddry

Before Sunrise (1995) RT 100% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 1999

A dialogue marathon of a film, this fairytale love story of an American boy and French girl. During a day and a night together in Vienna their two hearts collide.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Julie Delpy  •  Andrea Eckert  •  Hanno Pöschl

10 Things I Hate About You (1999) RT 61% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gil Junger
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Julia Stiles  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Larisa Oleynik

Pretty Woman (1990) RT 62% / Audience 68%

DVD release: May 1998

When millionaire wheeler-dealer Edward Lewis enters a business contract with Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain in this charming romantic comedy. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Richard Gere  •  Ralph Bellamy  •  Jason Alexander

Good Will Hunting (1997) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 1998

Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT, has a gift for mathematics but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Robin Williams  •  Ben Affleck  •  Stellan Skarsgård

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) RT 89% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Sep 2014

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Sebastian Stan  •  Anthony Mackie




Midnight in Paris (2011) RT 93% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Dec 2011

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Kurt Fuller  •  Mimi Kennedy

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) RT 78% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 2011

Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Glenn Ficarra  •  John Requa
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Julianne Moore  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Emma Stone

13 Going on 30 (2004) RT 64% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Feb 2006

After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Judy Greer  •  Andy Serkis

My Neighbor Totoro (1988) RT 93% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Noriko Hidaka  •  Hitoshi Takagi  •  Chika Sakamoto  •  Shigesato Itoi

Amélie (2001)

At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Rufus  •  Jamel Debbouze

Big Fish (2003)

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Albert Finney  •  Billy Crudup  •  Jessica Lange

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

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), suddenly dumps him. He ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Marc Webb
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Geoffrey Arend

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

Lost in Translation (2003) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Anna Faris  •  Giovanni Ribisi