Rushmore (1998) RT 89% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Jun 1999

Max Fischer, a precocious and eccentric 15 year-old, who is both Rushmore's most extracurricular and least scholarly student; Herman Blume, a disillusioned industrialist who ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray  •  Olivia Williams  •  Seymour Cassel

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

Nanny McPhee (2005) RT 73% / Audience 63%

DVD release: May 2006

Widower Cedric Brown (Colin Firth) hires Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Kirk Jones
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Colin Firth  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Thomas Sangster

Jaws (1975)

An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Lorraine Gary

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) RT 67% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Mar 2008

Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Goran Dukic
CAST:  Patrick Fugit  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Will Arnett  •  Tom Waits

Cars (2006) RT 74% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Nov 2006

Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Joe Ranft  •  John Lasseter
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Paul Newman  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Larry the Cable Guy

Gosford Park (2001) RT 86% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 2002

Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Clive Owen  •  Maggie Smith  •  Geraldine Somerville

Paul (2011) RT 71% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Aug 2011

For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Seth Rogen  •  Nick Frost  •  Jane Lynch

Roxanne (1987) RT 88% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Rick Rossovich  •  Shelley Duvall

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) RT 92% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2010

The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray




Chicken Run (2000) RT 97% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Nov 2000

Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the american rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Peter Lord  •  Nick Park
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Timothy Spall  •  Imelda Staunton

Seven Psychopaths (2012) RT 82% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 2013

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin McDonagh
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Christopher Walken  •  Woody Harrelson

A Bug's Life (1998) RT 92% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 1999

On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton  •  John Lasseter
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Phyllis Diller

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) RT 97% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 1999

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Crime • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Charles Fleischer

Pleasantville (1998) RT 84% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  William H. Macy  •  Joan Allen

Shrek (2001) RT 88% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2001

It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson  •  Vicky Jenson
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  John Lithgow

Life of Brian (1979)

A brilliant parody from the British comedy group Monty Python about the history of (not Jesus but the boy born right next door to The Manger, Brian). A Terry Jones directed ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  John Cleese  •  Terry Gilliam  •  Eric Idle

History of the World, Part I (1981)

Mel Brooks' uproarious version of history proves nothing is sacred as he takes us on a laugh-filled look at what really happened throughout time. His delirious romp features ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Harvey Korman

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)

Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of paranoid college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count climbs, so does the fear and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Eli Craig
CAST:  Alan Tudyk  •  Tyler Labine  •  Katrina Bowden  •  Jesse Moss

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) RT 97% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Sep 1999

Monty Python and the Holy Grail loosely follows the legend of King Arthur. Arthur along with his squire, Patsy, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam  •  Terry Jones
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  John Cleese  •  Eric Idle  •  Michael Palin