The Croods (2013) RT 70% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Oct 2013

The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Chris Sanders  •  Kirk De Micco
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Emma Stone  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Catherine Keener

Mamma Mia! (2008) RT 54% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Dec 2008

Set on an idyllic Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA hit songs. Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on the island is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Phyllida Lloyd
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Amanda Seyfried  •  Colin Firth

Happy Feet (2006) RT 75% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Mar 2007

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Lombardo Boyar  •  Robin Williams  •  Johnny A. Sanchez  •  Carlos Alazraqui

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

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

Nick cannot stop obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, Tris, until Tris' friend Norah suddenly shows interest in him at a club. Thus beings an odd night filled with ups and downs ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Peter Sollett
CAST:  Michael Cera  •  Kat Dennings  •  Aaron Yoo  •  Alexis Dziena

Despicable Me 2 (2013) RT 73% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Dec 2013

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Pierre Coffin  •  Chris Renaud
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Miranda Cosgrove

Bride Wars (2009) RT 10% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Apr 2009

Two best friends become rivals when their respective weddings are accidentally booked for the same day.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Anne Hathaway  •  Kate Hudson  •  Bryan Greenberg  •  Chris Pratt

You've Got Mail (1998) RT 69% / Audience 73%

DVD release: May 1999

In this valentine to modern romance, book superstore magnate Joe Fox and independent book shop owner Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet - both ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Meg Ryan  •  Katie Sagona  •  Greg Kinnear

Larry Crowne (2011) RT 36% / Audience 41%

DVD release: Nov 2011

After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tom Hanks
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Julia Roberts  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Cedric the Entertainer

Father of the Bride (1991) RT 73% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Apr 1999

George Banks is an ordinary, middle-class man whose 21 year-old daughter Annie has decided to marry a man from an upper-class family, but George can't think of what life would ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Diane Keaton  •  Kimberly Williams-Paisley  •  George Newbern




Enough Said (2013) RT 96% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jan 2014

Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nicole Holofcener
CAST:  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Catherine Keener  •  James Gandolfini  •  Toni Collette

Meet the Robinsons (2007) RT 66% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Oct 2007

In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Stephen J. Anderson
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Laurie Metcalf  •  Angela Bassett  •  Nicole Sullivan

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) RT 81% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 2011

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Jennifer Yuh
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Seth Rogen  •  Gary Oldman

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) RT 76% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Feb 2003

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joel Zwick
CAST:  Nia Vardalos  •  John Corbett  •  Lainie Kazan  •  Michael Constantine

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

Matilda (1996) RT 90% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Aug 1997

A grouchy couple are parents to a very sweet girl, Matilda. Unlike her bratty brother and mean parents, Matilda becomes a very sweet and extremely intelligent 6 year old girl, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Mara Wilson  •  Danny DeVito  •  Embeth Davidtz  •  Rhea Perlman

Big (1988) RT 97% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Dec 2001

When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body literally overnight.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Robert Loggia  •  John Heard

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

The Parent Trap (1998) RT 86% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Lindsay Lohan  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Elaine Hendrix

Music and Lyrics (2007) RT 62% / Audience 68%

DVD release: May 2007

A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Marc Lawrence
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Hugh Grant  •  Scott Porter  •  Brad Garrett