Departures (2008)

Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Yôjirô Takita
CAST:  Masahiro Motoki  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Jane Eyre (2011) RT 84% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Aug 2011

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Cary Fukunaga
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Jamie Bell  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Judi Dench

50/50 (2011) RT 94% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2012

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Levine
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Seth Rogen  •  Anna Kendrick  •  Bryce Dallas Howard

The Notebook (2004) RT 52% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Feb 2005

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nick Cassavetes
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Gena Rowlands  •  James Garner

Speed (1994) RT 93% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Nov 1998

Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime
DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Jeff Daniels

Schindler's List (1993) RT 96% / Audience 97%

DVD release: Mar 2004

Told from the perspective of businessman Oskar Schindler who saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory. Schindler’s List is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Caroline Goodall

The Girl Next Door (2004) RT 55% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 2004

Exceptionally ambitious high schooler Matthew has aspirations for a career in politics when he falls in love with his gorgeous 19-year-old neighbor, Danielle. But Matthew's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Luke Greenfield
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Timothy Olyphant  •  Elisha Cuthbert  •  James Remar

Brokeback Mountain (2005) RT 87% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Apr 2006

Brokeback Mountain is an Ang Lee film about two modern day cowboys who meet on a shepherding job in the summer of ’63. The two share a raw and powerful summer together that ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Randy Quaid  •  Michelle Williams

Crash (2004) RT 75% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Sep 2005

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Don Cheadle  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Peña

28 Days Later (2002) RT 87% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 2003

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Naomie Harris  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Christopher Eccleston




Stuck in Love (2012) RT 57% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Oct 2013

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Josh Boone
CAST:  Greg Kinnear  •  Logan Lerman  •  Lily Collins  •  Jennifer Connelly

The Pianist (2002) RT 96% / Audience 95%

DVD release: May 2003

The Pianist is a film adapted from the biography of Wladyslaw Szpilman. A Jewish-Polish pianist who during the second world war lived and hid miraculously in Warsaw after ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Frank Finlay  •  Maureen Lipman

Skyfall (2012) RT 93% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2013

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Judi Dench  •  Javier Bardem  •  Ralph Fiennes

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

Never Let Me Go (2010) RT 71% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Sep 2010

As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mark Romanek
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Keira Knightley  •  Domhnall Gleeson

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) RT 72% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2009

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Brad Pitt  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Elle Fanning

Lost in Translation (2003) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Anna Faris  •  Giovanni Ribisi

The Terminal (2004) RT 61% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Chi McBride

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) RT 67% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Mar 2007

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gabriele Muccino
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Thandie Newton  •  Brian Howe  •  James Karen

I, Robot (2004) RT 58% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Dec 2004

In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Alan Tudyk  •  James Cromwell  •  Bruce Greenwood