Breathe In (2013) RT 55% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Aug 2014

When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Drake Doremus
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Felicity Jones  •  Amy Ryan  •  Mackenzie Davis

The Lovely Bones (2009) RT 31% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Apr 2010

After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Saoirse Ronan

Rust and Bone (2012)

Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jacques Audiard
CAST:  Marion Cotillard  •  Matthias Schoenaerts  •  Bouli Lanners  •  Céline Sallette

People Like Us (2012) RT 54% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Oct 2012

It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Alex Kurtzman
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Olivia Wilde  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

Philadelphia (1993) RT 78% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Sep 1997

No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Roberta Maxwell  •  Buzz Kilman  •  Jason Robards  •  Antonio Banderas

36 Chowringhee Lane (1981) RT Audience 77%

DVD release: Oct 2005

After the marriage of her niece, Rosemary, Anglo-Indian school-teacher Violet Stoneham lives a lonely life in her single room flat located at 36 Chowringhee Lane in Calcutta, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Aparna Sen
CAST:  Jennifer Kendal  •  Dhritiman Chatterjee  •  Debashree Roy  •  Geoffrey Kendal

The Last Samurai (2003) RT 66% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2004

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare -- in this lush epic set in the 1870s, which finds Algren learning to respect ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Ken Watanabe  •  William Atherton  •  Chad Lindberg

After Earth (2013) RT 11% / Audience 36%

DVD release: Oct 2013

One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Jaden Smith  •  Will Smith  •  Sophie Okonedo  •  Zoë Kravitz

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)

Orthodox Indian, Raichand, would like his two sons to live together with him and his wife, and get married to girls' of his choice. One of his sons, Rahul, is adopted, while ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Karan Johar
CAST:  Shahrukh Khan  •  Kajol  •  Amitabh Bachchan  •  Jaya Bhaduri

Seven Pounds (2008) RT 27% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2009

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gabriele Muccino
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Sarah Jane Morris  •  Woody Harrelson




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

DVD release: Nov 2001

The story of young English boy who lives with his parents in Shanghai during World War II. After the Pearl Harbor attack, the Japanese occupy the Shanghai International ...  (more)

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

The Holiday (2006) RT 47% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2007

Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Kate Winslet  •  Jude Law  •  Jack Black

How I Live Now (2013) RT 67% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Feb 2014

An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Tom Holland  •  Anna Chancellor  •  George MacKay

Before Midnight (2013) RT 98% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Oct 2013

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Julie Delpy  •  Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick  •  Jennifer Prior

The Color Purple (1985) RT 88% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2003

In the southern United States in the 1930s, a male-dominated African American woman fights her way through a troubled life.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Margaret Avery  •  Danny Glover  •  Akosua Busia

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) RT 94% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Vallée
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Jared Leto  •  Denis O'Hare

Saving Mr. Banks (2013) RT 78% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2014

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  John Lee Hancock
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Tom Hanks  •  Colin Farrell  •  Paul Giamatti

The Darjeeling Limited (2007) RT 69% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2008

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray

The Straight Story (1999) RT 96% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Nov 2000

"The Straight Story" chronicles a trip made by 73-year-old Alvin Straight from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, in 1994 while riding a lawn mower. The man undertook his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Richard Farnsworth  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Jane Galloway Heitz  •  Joseph A. Carpenter

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Giuseppe Tornatore
CAST:  Philippe Noiret  •  Jacques Perrin  •  Marco Leonardi  •  Salvatore Cascio