Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) RT 58% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jul 2007

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of eighteenth century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. His work, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Ben Whishaw  •  Simon Chandler  •  David Calder  •  Richard Felix

The Others (2001) RT 83% / Audience 77%

DVD release: May 2002

Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alejandro Amenábar
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Alakina Mann  •  James Bentley

No Country for Old Men (2007) RT 93% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 2009

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Javier Bardem  •  Josh Brolin  •  Woody Harrelson

American History X (1998) RT 83% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Apr 1999

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tony Kaye
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Edward Furlong  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Avery Brooks

Death Proof (2007) RT 67% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Sep 2007

Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Zoë Bell  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Vanessa Ferlito

The Machinist (2004) RT 77% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Jun 2005

The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brad Anderson
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Aitana Sánchez-Gijón  •  John Sharian

Nightcrawler (2014) RT 95% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Feb 2015

When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Dan Gilroy
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Bill Paxton  •  Rene Russo  •  Kevin Rahm

The Hunt (2012) RT Audience 18%

DVD release: Mar 2007

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Alexandra Rapaport  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Anne Louise Hassing

Noah (2014) RT 76% / Audience 41%

DVD release: Jul 2014

A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Emma Watson  •  Logan Lerman

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) RT 86% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 2014

After being around for centuries and now living in the modern age, vampire Adam is a rockstar that cannot grow accustomed to the new modern world with all of its new ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  John Hurt




Cube (1997) RT 62% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Apr 2003

The claustrophobic debut of Canadian director Vincenzo Natali takes seven strangers out of their daily lives and places them mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Vincenzo Natali
CAST:  Nicole de Boer  •  Nicky Guadagni  •  David Hewlett  •  Andrew Miller

Coraline (2009) RT 90% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jul 2009

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Teri Hatcher  •  Jennifer Saunders  •  Dawn French

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) RT 86% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 2008

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Music
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Alan Rickman  •  Timothy Spall

Hot Fuzz (2007) RT 91% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2007

Top London cop PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. Paired with simple ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

L.A. Confidential (1997) RT 99% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Guy Pearce  •  Danny DeVito  •  James Cromwell

Apocalypse Now (1979) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Nov 2001

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Marlon Brando  •  Robert Duvall  •  Laurence Fishburne

Constantine (2005)

Constantine tells the story of John Constantine, a man who has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Djimon Hounsou

Blade Runner (1982) RT 89% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 1997

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to kill a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Sean Young  •  Edward James Olmos

Sleepy Hollow (1999) RT 67% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2000

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Casper Van Dien  •  Michael Gough

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