The Big Lebowski (1998) RT 81% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Oct 1998

Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  John Goodman  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Julianne Moore

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) RT 63% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Three children evacuated from London during World War II are forced to stay with an eccentric spinster (Eglantine Price). The children's initial fears disappear when they find ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  David Tomlinson  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Sam Jaffe

The Blues Brothers (1980) RT 85% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Aug 2005

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Music
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Belushi  •  Cab Calloway  •  Carrie Fisher

Cinderella (1950) RT 97% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Oct 2005

Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother's wand, Cinderella's rags are ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Clyde Geronimi  •  Wilfred Jackson  •  Hamilton Luske
CAST:  Ilene Woods  •  Eleanor Audley  •  Verna Felton  •  Rhoda Williams

The Lion King (1994) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Oct 2003

A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Roger Allers
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Matthew Broderick  •  James Earl Jones  •  Jeremy Irons

Blazing Saddles (1974) RT 90% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 1997

A town – where everyone seems to be named Johnson – is in the way of the railroad and, in order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Cleavon Little  •  Gene Wilder  •  Mel Brooks  •  Madeline Kahn

Young Frankenstein (1974) RT 93% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 1998

A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Marty Feldman  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Cloris Leachman

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. A classic black and white war satire from director ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  George C. Scott  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Slim Pickens

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Peter Cushing

Airplane! (1980) RT 97% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Still craving for the love of his life, ex-Air Force pilot Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on as cabin crew. Elaine doesn't want to be with Ted ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Zucker  •  Jim Abrahams  •  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Robert Hays  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  •  Lloyd Bridges




The Hunt for Red October (1990) RT 86% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 1998

A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Scott Glenn  •  Sam Neill

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Emile Ardolino
CAST:  Jennifer Grey  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Cynthia Rhodes  •  Jerry Orbach

Taxi Driver (1976) RT 99% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jun 1999

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jodie Foster

Alien (1979) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jan 2004

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Harry Dean Stanton

Sleepless in Seattle (1993) RT 72% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jun 1997

A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Meg Ryan  •  Bill Pullman  •  Ross Malinger

Beetlejuice (1988) RT 81% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Jun 1997

Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Geena Davis  •  Annie McEnroe

The Sound of Music (1965)

Film adaptation of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a nun who becomes a governess for an Austrian family.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Eleanor Parker  •  Richard Haydn

My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) RT 71% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Dec 1997

When she receives word that her longtime platonic pal Michael O'Neal is getting married to debutante Kimberly Wallace, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  P. J. Hogan
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Rupert Everett

Reservoir Dogs (1992) RT 90% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Nov 2002

A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Tim Roth  •  Michael Madsen  •  Chris Penn

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