Born Free (1966) RT 94% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Born Free (1966) is an Open Road Films Ltd./Columbia Pictures feature film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Family • Foreign
DIRECTION:  James Hill
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Bill Travers  •  Geoffrey Keen  •  Peter Lukoye

Dave (1993) RT 94% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Bill Mitchell is the philandering and distant President of the United States. Dave Kovic is a sweet-natured and caring Temp Agency operator, who by a staggering coincidence ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Frank Langella  •  Kevin Dunn

The Artist (2011) RT 97% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jun 2012

Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michel Hazanavicius
CAST:  Jean Dujardin  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  John Goodman  •  James Cromwell

The Parent Trap (1961) RT 89% / Audience 74%

DVD release: May 2002

Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  David Swift
CAST:  Hayley Mills  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Brian Keith  •  Charles Ruggles

The First Time (2012) RT 47% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Mar 2013

Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jon Kasdan
CAST:  Dylan O'Brien  •  Britt Robertson  •  Craig Roberts  •  James Frecheville

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

The Aristocats (1970) RT 66% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Apr 2000

When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children -- Bonfamille's prize family of domesticated house cats -- the butler plots to steal the money ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Reitherman
CAST:  Phil Harris  •  Sterling Holloway  •  Scatman Crothers  •  Eva Gabor

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) RT 94% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Sep 1995

George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Donna Reed  •  Lionel Barrymore  •  Thomas Mitchell

Sixteen Candles (1984) RT 86% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Samantha's life is going downhill fast. She has a crush on the most popular boy in school, but the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Molly Ringwald  •  Anthony Michael Hall  •  John Cusack  •  Gedde Watanabe

The Fox and the Hound (1981) RT 69% / Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2000

The fun and adventure begin when a lonely widow adopts an orphaned fox cub named Tod. The mischievous fox soon meets up with Copper, an adorable hound puppy. As the innocent ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Richard Rich  •  Ted Berman  •  Art Stevens
CAST:  Mickey Rooney  •  Kurt Russell  •  Pearl Bailey  •  Jack Albertson




Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008) RT 71% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Dec 2009

Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gurinder Chadha
CAST:  Georgia Groome  •  Eleanor Tomlinson  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Tommy Bastow

Uncle Buck (1989) RT 64% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jun 1998

As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  John Candy  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Amy Madigan  •  Jean Louisa Kelly

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) RT 94% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 2000

This classic "Peanuts" tale focuses on the thumb-sucking, blanket-holding Linus, and his touching faith in the "Great Pumpkin." When Linus discovers that no one else believes ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Bill Melendez
CAST:  Christopher Shea  •  Sally Dryer  •  Kathy Steinberg  •  Ann Altieri

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 Hobbit (1977) RT 67% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Richard Boone  •  Hans Conried  •  John Huston

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

The Karate Kid (1984) RT 90% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Martin Kove  •  Ralph Macchio  •  Pat Morita  •  Randee Heller

Lady and the Tramp (1955) RT 89% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Feb 2012

Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady's home make her ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Clyde Geronimi  •  Wilfred Jackson  •  Hamilton Luske
CAST:  Peggy Lee  •  Barbara Luddy  •  Larry Roberts  •  Bill Thompson

An Affair to Remember (1957) RT 64% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2008

Nicky Ferrante is an international, European playboy setting forth on a cruise ship headed for New York to meet his wealthy fiancée. Terry McKay, a former night-club singer, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Richard Denning  •  Neva Patterson

Roman Holiday (1953) RT 98% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Nov 2002

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Eddie Albert  •  Hartley Power