Revolver (2005)

Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Ray Liotta  •  Vincent Pastore  •  André Benjamin

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) RT 76% / Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2012

The mother of a teenage sociopath who went on a high-school killing spree recalls her son's deranged behavior during childhood, as she deals with her grief.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lynne Ramsay
CAST:  John C. Reilly  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Ezra Miller  •  Siobhan Fallon

Au revoir, les enfants (1987)

A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Gaspard Manesse  •  Raphael Fejtö  •  Francine Racette  •  Philippe Morier-Genoud

Meet Joe Black (1998) RT 51% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 1999

When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Martin Brest
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Claire Forlani  •  Jeffrey Tambor

The Mambo Kings (1992) RT 83% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 2005

The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Arne Glimcher
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Armand Assante  •  Cathy Moriarty  •  Maruschka Detmers

Harry Brown (2009) RT 64% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Aug 2010

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Daniel Barber
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Iain Glen  •  Lee Oakes

The Imitation Game (2014) RT 90% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Mar 2015

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Morten Tyldum
CAST:  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Keira Knightley  •  Mark Strong  •  Rory Kinnear

To Sir, with Love (1967) RT 92% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  James Clavell
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Judy Geeson  •  Christian Roberts  •  Suzy Kendall

West Side Story (1961) RT 94% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Oct 1998

In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise  •  Jerome Robbins
CAST:  Natalie Wood  •  Richard Beymer  •  Russ Tamblyn  •  Rita Moreno

Dead Man Walking (1995) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 1998

A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Sean Penn  •  Robert Prosky  •  Raymond J. Barry




Magnolia (1999) RT 84% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2000

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  William H. Macy  •  John C. Reilly  •  Tom Cruise

Romeo and Juliet (1968) RT 97% / Audience 74%

DVD release: May 2000

Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Leonard Whiting  •  Olivia Hussey  •  John McEnery  •  Michael York

Dogville (2003) RT 70% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Aug 2004

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Harriet Andersson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jean-Marc Barr

25th Hour (2002) RT 78% / Audience 85%

DVD release: May 2003

The filmed adaptation from the David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Barry Pepper  •  Rosario Dawson

Lincoln (2012) RT 90% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Sally Field  •  David Strathairn  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Stand by Me (1986) RT 91% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Aug 2000

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Wil Wheaton  •  River Phoenix  •  Corey Feldman  •  Jerry O'Connell

Jarhead (2005) RT 61% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Scott MacDonald  •  Lucas Black

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) RT 78% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Nov 2007

Returning for his fifth year of study at the venerable Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the ever-maturing Harry Potter is stunned to find that his warnings about ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Apr 2001

An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alec Guinness  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Jack Hawkins

Road to Perdition (2002) RT 81% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Liam Aiken  •  Paul Newman