Merry Christmas (2005)

In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Music • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Christian Carion
CAST:  Diane Kruger  •  Natalie Dessay  •  Benno Fürmann  •  Guillaume Canet

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) RT 92% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his glowing nose, teams up with Hermey, an elf who ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Larry Roemer
CAST:  Burl Ives  •  Billie Mae Richards  •  Larry D. Mann  •  Stan Francis

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) RT 64% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Nov 1997

It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Johnny Galecki

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) RT 69% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 2002

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Brian Henson
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Don Austen  •  Meredith Braun  •  Ed Sanders

Love Actually (2003) RT 63% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 2004

Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in, and out, of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory

A Christmas Story (1983) RT 89% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Sep 1999

The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Bob Clark
CAST:  Melinda Dillon  •  Darren McGavin  •  Peter Billingsley  •  Ian Petrella

Man on a Ledge (2012) RT 31% / Audience 52%

DVD release: May 2012

An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Asger Leth
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Jamie Bell  •  Ed Harris

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) RT 64% / Audience 64%

DVD release: May 2011

Tells the story of Justin Bieber, the kid from Canada with the hair, the smile and the voice: It chronicles his unprecedented rise to fame, all the way from busking in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Justin Bieber  •  Miley Cyrus  •  Usher  •  Jaden Smith

Elf (2003) RT 84% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Nov 2004

When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Daniel Tay  •  James Caan

The Santa Clause (1994) RT 75% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Oct 1998

Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  John Pasquin
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Wendy Crewson  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Eric Lloyd




Dhoom 3: Back in Action (2013)

To avenge his father's death, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics turns thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago. Two cops from Mumbai are assigned to the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Vijay Krishna Acharya
CAST:  Aamir Khan  •  Katrina Kaif  •  Abhishek Bachchan  •  Uday Chopra

Oldboy (2013)

An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Elizabeth Olsen  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Sharlto Copley

The Tree of Life (2011)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Sean Penn  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Fiona Shaw

Thor (2011) RT 77% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Sep 2011

Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor -a powerful but arrogant warrior god -recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Natalie Portman  •  Tom Hiddleston  •  Anthony Hopkins

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012) RT 92% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Director Sophie Fiennes reunites with philosophical provocateur Slavoj Žižek for this follow-up to their hit The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, in which Žižek applies his ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Sophie Fiennes
CAST:  Slavoj Žižek

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

Man of Steel (2013) RT 55% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Nov 2013

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Amy Adams  •  Michael Shannon  •  Diane Lane

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) RT 94% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Aug 1998

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Keir Dullea  •  Douglas Rain  •  Gary Lockwood  •  William Sylvester

Thor: The Dark World (2013) RT 66% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Alan Taylor
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Natalie Portman  •  Tom Hiddleston  •  Idris Elba

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) RT 72% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2009

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Brad Pitt  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Elle Fanning