The Woman in Gold (2015)

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Simon Curtis
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Tatiana Maslany  •  Katie Holmes

A Little Chaos (2014) RT 45% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Aug 2015

A landscape gardener is hired by famous architect Le Nôtre to construct the grand gardens at the palace of Versailles. As the two work on the palace, they find themselves ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Alan Rickman
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Adrian Schiller  •  Danny Webb  •  Phyllida Law

The Railway Man (2013) RT 67% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Aug 2014

A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Teplitzky
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Colin Firth  •  Jeremy Irvine

Hidalgo (2004) RT 47% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Aug 2004

Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Zuleikha Robinson  •  Omar Sharif  •  Adam Alexi-Malle

Heat (1995) RT 86% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jul 1999

Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Robert De Niro  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jon Voight

The Revenant (2015) RT 82% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Apr 2016

In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Thriller • Western
DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Tom Hardy  •  Will Poulter  •  Domhnall Gleeson

Selma (2014) RT 99% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2015

"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Carmen Ejogo  •  Andre Holland

The Hurt Locker (2008) RT 98% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 2010

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Jeremy Renner  •  Anthony Mackie  •  Brian Geraghty  •  Guy Pearce

Boys Don't Cry (1999) RT 88% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Apr 2000

Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kimberly Peirce
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Brendan Sexton III

The Impossible (2012) RT 81% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Apr 2013

In December 2004, close-knit family Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Juan Antonio Bayona
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Marta Etura  •  Geraldine Chaplin




Temple Grandin (2010) RT 100% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 2010

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Julia Ormond  •  David Strathairn

True Story (2015) RT 44% / Audience 38%

DVD release: Aug 2015

A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Rupert Goold
CAST:  James Franco  •  Jonah Hill  •  Felicity Jones  •  Ethan Suplee

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

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

Capote (2005) RT 90% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Capote is the biographical film about writer Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book In Cold Blood. Philip Seymour Hoffman won an ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bennett Miller
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Allie Mickelson  •  Craig Archibald  •  Bronwen Coleman

The Fighter (2010) RT 90% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2011

The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Christian Bale  •  Amy Adams  •  Melissa Leo

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

Blue Jasmine (2013) RT 91% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jan 2014

Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Bobby Cannavale

Empire of the Sun (1987) RT 83% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  John Malkovich  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Nigel Havers

The Iceman (2012) RT 66% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Sep 2013

The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ariel Vromen
CAST:  Michael Shannon  •  Winona Ryder  •  Ray Liotta  •  Chris Evans