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

North by Northwest (1959) RT 100% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Aug 2000

Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  James Mason  •  Jessie Royce Landis

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Apr 2001

An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alec Guinness  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Jack Hawkins

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) RT 98% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2002

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Erika Eleniak

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

Gone with the Wind (1939) RT 94% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2000

An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming  •  George Cukor  •  Sam Wood
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Clark Gable  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Thomas Mitchell

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Giuseppe Tornatore
CAST:  Philippe Noiret  •  Jacques Perrin  •  Marco Leonardi  •  Salvatore Cascio

Highlander (1986) RT 69% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2000

He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Russell Mulcahy
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Roxanne Hart  •  Clancy Brown  •  Sean Connery

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




The Maltese Falcon (1941) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Spade and Archer is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's for Sam Spade and Miles Archer. The two men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

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

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) RT 97% / Audience 97%

DVD release: Nov 1997

While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Eli Wallach  •  Clint Eastwood  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Aldo Giuffrè

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

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) RT 86% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Aug 2015

A beautiful young woman maintains relationships with three very different men.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Juno Temple  •  Michael Sheen  •  Tom Sturridge

Full Metal Jacket (1987) RT 95% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jun 1999

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  R. Lee Ermey

The Wizard of Oz (1939) RT 99% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Frank Morgan  •  Ray Bolger  •  Bert Lahr

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

Ghost (1990) RT 74% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Demi Moore  •  Tony Goldwyn  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Beauty and the Beast (1991) RT 93% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gary Trousdale  •  Kirk Wise
CAST:  Paige O'Hara  •  Robby Benson  •  Richard White  •  Jerry Orbach