On the Waterfront (1954) RT 98% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Oct 2001

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Karl Malden  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Rod Steiger

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

The King of Comedy (1982) RT 90% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 2002

Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Diahnne Abbott  •  Sandra Bernhard

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) RT 98% / Audience 90%

DVD release: May 1999

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Marlon Brando  •  Kim Hunter  •  Karl Malden

Rosemary's Baby (1968) RT 99% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  John Cassavetes  •  Ruth Gordon  •  Sidney Blackmer

Lawless (2012) RT 67% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Nov 2012

Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Hillcoat
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Tom Hardy  •  Guy Pearce  •  Jessica Chastain

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Freeman  •  Ronald Lacey

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

Rocky (1976) RT 93% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 2006

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Talia Shire  •  Burt Young  •  Carl Weathers

Ginger Snaps (2000) RT 89% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Oct 2001

The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) and Brigitte (Emily Perkins), in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror
DIRECTION:  John Fawcett
CAST:  Katharine Isabelle  •  Kris Lemche  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Jesse Moss




Stonehearst Asylum (2014) RT 52% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Dec 2014

A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brad Anderson
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Michael Caine  •  Brendan Gleeson

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) RT 94% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Heather Langenkamp  •  Johnny Depp  •  Ronee Blakley

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

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 Terminator (1984) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Sep 1997

In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Michael Biehn  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Paul Winfield

It (1990) RT Audience 99%

A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends ...  (more)

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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

Stoker (2013) RT 69% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jun 2013

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Chan-wook Park
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Matthew Goode

Carrie (1976) RT 93% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Sep 1998

Carrie may be ostracized, but the shy teen has the ability to move objects with her mind. So when the high school "in crowd" torments her with a sick joke at the prom, she ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Sissy Spacek  •  Piper Laurie  •  Amy Irving  •  William Katt

Psycho (1960) RT 96% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Mar 2001

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Vera Miles  •  John Gavin  •  Janet Leigh