Blue Valentine (2010) RT 88% / Audience 77%

DVD release: May 2011

Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Derek Cianfrance
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Michelle Williams  •  Mike Vogel  •  John Doman

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

Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2003

Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Sissy Spacek  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Levon Helm  •  Phyllis Boyens

War Horse (2011) RT 76% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Apr 2012

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Toby Kebbell  •  Emily Watson

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

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

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

Of Mice and Men (1992) RT 96% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gary Sinise
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Gary Sinise  •  Ray Walston  •  Casey Siemaszko

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

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




What Maisie Knew (2013) RT 87% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Aug 2013

Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Scott McGehee  •  David Siegel
CAST:  Alexander Skarsgård  •  Julianne Moore  •  Steve Coogan  •  Onata Aprile

The Painted Veil (2006) RT 74% / Audience 85%

DVD release: May 2007

A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Curran
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Juliet Howland  •  Naomi Watts  •  Ian Renwick

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) RT 62% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2010

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Joan Allen  •  Jason Alexander  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

August: Osage County (2013) RT 64% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Apr 2014

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Wells
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Julia Roberts  •  Chris Cooper  •  Ewan McGregor

Rabbit Hole (2010) RT 86% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 2011

Becca and Howie Corbett are a happily married couple whose perfect world is forever changed when their young son, Danny, is killed by a car. Becca, an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cameron Mitchell
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Sandra Oh  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Aaron Eckhart

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

Atonement (2007) RT 83% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2008

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  James McAvoy  •  Romola Garai  •  Saoirse Ronan

21 Grams (2003) RT 80% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2004

This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Naomi Watts  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Danny Huston

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

Silenced (2011) RT Audience 93%

DVD release: Sep 2012

Based on actual events that took place at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired, where young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  황동혁
CAST:  Gong Yoo  •  Jung Yoo-mi  •  Kim Hyeon-Soo  •  Jeong In-seo