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

DVD release: Jun 1999

Robert De Niro stars as Travis Bickle in this oppressive psychodrama about a Vietnam veteran who rebels against the decadence and immorality of big city life in New York while ...  (more)

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

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

Chicago (2002) RT 86% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 2003

Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Queen Latifah  •  Richard Gere

Enter the Void (2009)

This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Gaspar Noé
CAST:  Nathaniel Brown  •  Paz de la Huerta  •  Cyril Roy  •  Masato Tanno

Chronicle (2012) RT 85% / Audience 71%

DVD release: May 2012

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Josh Trank
CAST:  Dane DeHaan  •  Alex Russell  •  Michael Kelly  •  Michael B. Jordan

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

Mulholland Drive (2001) RT 82% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2002

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Laura Harring  •  Ann Miller  •  Dan Hedaya

From Dusk till Dawn (1996) RT 63% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jun 1998

Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Juliette Lewis

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Pier Paolo Pasolini
CAST:  Paolo Bonacelli  •  Giorgio Cataldi  •  Umberto Paolo Quintavalle  •  Aldo Valletti

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




Watchmen (2009) RT 65% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jul 2009

In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Malin Akerman  •  Billy Crudup  •  Carla Gugino  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Requiem for a Dream (2000) RT 78% / Audience 93%

DVD release: May 2001

The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Jared Leto  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Marlon Wayans

Akira (1988)

Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Katsuhiro Ōtomo
CAST:  Mitsuo Iwata  •  Nozomu Sasaki  •  Mami Koyama  •  Tesshō Genda

Perfect Blue (1997) RT 68% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2010

Mima Kirigoe is a singer who leaves her trio to become an actress, a career move that angers her fans, who prefer to see her as the pop idol. Plagued by self-doubt and ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Rica Matsumoto  •  Junko Iwao  •  Shinpachi Tsuji  •  Masaaki Ōkura

Kick-Ass (2010) RT 76% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2010

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime
DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Christopher Mintz-Plasse  •  Nicolas Cage

American Psycho (2000) RT 67% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2000

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mary Harron
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Justin Theroux  •  Josh Lucas

The Cabin in the Woods (2012) RT 92% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Sep 2012

Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Drew Goddard
CAST:  Kristen Connolly  •  Chris Hemsworth  •  Anna Hutchison  •  Fran Kranz

Donnie Darko (2001) RT 85% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2002

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Richard Kelly
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

Prisoners (2013) RT 81% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 2013

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Denis Villeneuve
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Paul Dano  •  Maria Bello

Zodiac (2007) RT 89% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jul 2007

Based on the actual case files for one of the most intriguing unsolved crimes in America, "Zodiac" tells the story of a serial killer that terrified the San Francisco Bay Area ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Anthony Edwards