The Descendants (2011) RT 89% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2012

With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Alexander Payne
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Judy Greer  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Shailene Woodley

This Means War (2012) RT 26% / Audience 57%

DVD release: May 2012

Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joseph McGinty Nichol
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Chris Pine  •  Tom Hardy  •  Laura Vandervoort

Philomena (2013) RT 92% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Apr 2014

A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Steve Coogan  •  Michelle Fairley  •  Mare Winningham

Boogie Nights (1997) RT 92% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Burt Reynolds  •  John C. Reilly  •  Julianne Moore

Defendor (2009) RT 68% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Apr 2010

A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city's criminal underworld. It's a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn't understand and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Stebbings
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Kat Dennings  •  Elias Koteas  •  Sandra Oh

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) RT 52% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Aug 2014

For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation cannot come ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Marc Webb
CAST:  Andrew Garfield  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Emma Stone  •  Dane DeHaan

Nobody's Fool (1994) RT 91% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Bruce Willis  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Jessica Tandy

Hercules (1997) RT 83% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Nov 1999

Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Tate Donovan  •  Josh Keaton  •  Roger Bart  •  Danny DeVito

Marley & Me (2008) RT 63% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2009

A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  David Frankel
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Eric Dane  •  Kathleen Turner

Peekay (2014)

This experimental satire is a comedy of ideas about an alien in the city, who asks questions that no one has asked before. They are innocent, child-like questions, but they ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Rajkumar Hirani
CAST:  Aamir Khan  •  Anushka Sharma  •  Sushant Singh Rajput  •  Boman Irani




National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) RT 64% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Nov 1997

It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Johnny Galecki

Buffalo '66 (1998) RT 76% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Vincent Gallo
CAST:  Vincent Gallo  •  Christina Ricci  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Mickey Rourke

Father of the Bride (1991) RT 73% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Apr 1999

George Banks is an ordinary, middle-class man whose 21 year-old daughter Annie has decided to marry a man from an upper-class family, but George can't think of what life would ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Diane Keaton  •  Kimberly Williams-Paisley  •  George Newbern

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

Ghost (1990) RT 74% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Demi Moore  •  Tony Goldwyn  •  Whoopi Goldberg

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

The Mask (1994) RT 77% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Feb 2001

When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Nancy Fish  •  Tim Bagley

Warrior (2011)

An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and his ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Gavin O'Connor
CAST:  Tom Hardy  •  Jennifer Morrison  •  Nick Nolte  •  Joel Edgerton

A Christmas Story (1983) RT 89% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Sep 1999

The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Bob Clark
CAST:  Melinda Dillon  •  Darren McGavin  •  Peter Billingsley  •  Ian Petrella

Harold and Maude (1971) RT 86% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jun 2000

The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Ruth Gordon  •  Bud Cort  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Charles Tyner