What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) RT 89% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Darlene Cates

Brave (2012) RT 78% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Nov 2012

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Mark Andrews  •  Steve Purcell
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Julie Walters  •  Billy Connolly  •  Emma Thompson

Monsters University (2013) RT 78% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 2013

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Dan Scanlon
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  John Goodman  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Helen Mirren

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

Inside Out (2015) RT 98% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Nov 2015

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Pete Docter  •  Ronnie del Carmen
CAST:  Amy Poehler  •  Bill Hader  •  Lewis Black  •  Mindy Kaling

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) RT 96% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2003

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Rei Sakuma  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Keiko Toda

Penelope (2006)

Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul mate when she's sequestered ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mark Palansky
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  James McAvoy  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Peter Dinklage

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

Chocolat (2000)

A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Alfred Molina  •  Johnny Depp  •  Carrie-Anne Moss

Pitch Perfect (2012) RT 80% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Dec 2012

College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jason Moore
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Skylar Astin  •  Ben Platt  •  Brittany Snow




Kung Fu Panda (2008) RT 87% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Nov 2008

When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Mark Osborne  •  John Stevenson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Jackie Chan

Cinderella (1950) RT 97% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Oct 2005

When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.  (more)

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

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

Ice Age (2002) RT 77% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Nov 2002

With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters -- Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth -- ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Wedge  •  Carlos Saldanha
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  John Leguizamo  •  Denis Leary  •  Goran Višnjić

Shrek 2 (2004) RT 88% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson  •  Conrad Vernon  •  Kelly Asbury
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Julie Andrews

13 Going on 30 (2004) RT 64% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Feb 2006

After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Judy Greer  •  Andy Serkis

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

Warm Bodies (2013) RT 80% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jun 2013

After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Levine
CAST:  Nicholas Hoult  •  Teresa Palmer  •  Analeigh Tipton  •  Rob Corddry

The Terminal (2004) RT 61% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Chi McBride

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Abdellatif Kechiche
CAST:  Léa Seydoux  •  Adèle Exarchopoulos  •  Catherine Salée  •  Jeremie Laheurte