Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Daldry
CAST:  Thomas Horn  •  Tom Hanks  •  Sandra Bullock  •  John Goodman

Ghost (1990) RT 74% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Gothamites Sam and Molly see their romance shattered when a street thug kills Sam during a mugging. But love endures beyond the grave when a spectral Sam learns that Molly is ...  (more)

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

Brooklyn (2015) RT 97% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Mar 2016

In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Crowley
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Emory Cohen  •  Emily Bett Rickards

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Western
DIRECTION:  Kelly Asbury  •  Lorna Cook
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  James Cromwell  •  Daniel Studi  •  Chopper Bernet

The Wrestler (2008) RT 98% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2009

Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Ajay Naidu

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

Cast Away (2000) RT 90% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Helen Hunt  •  Chris Noth  •  Paul Sanchez

Big Eyes (2014) RT 72% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Apr 2015

A drama centered on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Amy Adams  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Krysten Ritter  •  Danny Huston

Inside Out (2015) RT 98% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Nov 2015

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Pete Docter  •  Ronnie del Carmen
CAST:  Amy Poehler  •  Bill Hader  •  Lewis Black  •  Mindy Kaling

The Theory of Everything (2014) RT 79% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Feb 2015

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Felicity Jones  •  Emily Watson  •  Harry Lloyd  •  David Thewlis




The Way (2010) RT 82% / Audience 83%

When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Martin Sheen  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Nesbitt

Match Point (2005) RT 77% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 2006

Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Brian Cox

Perfect Sense (2011) RT 54% / Audience 59%

DVD release: May 2012

Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  David Mackenzie
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Eva Green  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Stephen Dillane

Barfi (2012)

He is cute. He's shrewd. The girls love him. The cops hate him. He can't speak but is always talked about. His naughty antics will make you scream, but he will never listen. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Anurag Basu
CAST:  Priyanka Chopra  •  Ranbir Kapoor  •  Ileana D'Cruz  •  Sumona Chakravarti

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)

In the second installment of the two-part conclusion, Harry and his best friends, Ron and Hermione, continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Alan Rickman

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

The Blind Side (2009) RT 66% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2010

Oversized African American Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Leigh Anne ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Lee Hancock
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Quinton Aaron  •  Kathy Bates  •  Tim McGraw

The Lion King (1994) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Oct 2003

A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Roger Allers
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Matthew Broderick  •  James Earl Jones  •  Jeremy Irons

Les Misérables (2012)

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tom Hooper
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Russell Crowe  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Amanda Seyfried

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