Shakespeare in Love (1998) RT 92% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Aug 1999

Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they ...  (more)

GENRES: History
DIRECTION:  John Madden
CAST:  Joseph Fiennes  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Tom Wilkinson

The Parent Trap (1961) RT 89% / Audience 74%

DVD release: May 2002

Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  David Swift
CAST:  Hayley Mills  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Brian Keith  •  Charles Ruggles

Father Goose (1964) RT 79% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2013

During World War II South Sea beachcomber Walter Eckland is persuaded to spy on planes passing over his island. He gets more than he bargained for as schoolteacher Catherine ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Leslie Caron  •  Trevor Howard  •  Jack Good

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) RT 94% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 2000

This classic "Peanuts" tale focuses on the thumb-sucking, blanket-holding Linus, and his touching faith in the "Great Pumpkin." When Linus discovers that no one else believes ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Bill Melendez
CAST:  Christopher Shea  •  Sally Dryer  •  Kathy Steinberg  •  Ann Altieri

Sixteen Candles (1984) RT 86% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Molly Ringwald  •  Anthony Michael Hall  •  John Cusack  •  Gedde Watanabe

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Freeman  •  Ronald Lacey

To Catch a Thief (1955) RT 95% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2009

A delightful Hitchcock film about an ex-burglar who must catch a thief who’s been copying this style before he gets accused of the wrong crimes. His time is running out as the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Grace Kelly  •  Jessie Royce Landis  •  Brigitte Auber

National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) RT 91% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Feb 1998

At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  John Belushi  •  Tim Matheson  •  John Vernon  •  Tom Hulce

The Sword in the Stone (1963) RT 71% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Reitherman
CAST:  Sebastian Cabot  •  Karl Swenson  •  Junius Matthews  •  Norman Alden

The Karate Kid (1984) RT 90% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Martin Kove  •  Ralph Macchio  •  Pat Morita  •  Randee Heller




The Aristocats (1970) RT 66% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Apr 2000

When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children -- Bonfamille's prize family of domesticated house cats -- the butler plots to steal the money ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Reitherman
CAST:  Phil Harris  •  Sterling Holloway  •  Scatman Crothers  •  Eva Gabor

The Aviator (2004) RT 87% / Audience 79%

DVD release: May 2005

Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning biopic about the life of film-maker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Cate Blanchett  •  John C. Reilly  •  Kate Beckinsale

It Happened One Night (1934) RT 98% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Dec 1999

Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Claudette Colbert  •  Walter Connolly  •  Roscoe Karns

Victor Victoria (1982) RT 96% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 2000

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  James Garner  •  Robert Preston  •  Lesley Ann Warren

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) RT 64% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Feb 2009

Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, King Julien, Maurice, the penguins and the chimps are back and still marooned on Madagascar. In the face of this obstacle, the New Yorkers have ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tom McGrath
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  David Schwimmer  •  Chris Rock

The Yes Men Fix the World (2009) RT 77% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Apr 2010

THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Mike Bonanno  •  Andy Bichlbaum  •  Kurt Engfehr
CAST:  Andy Bichlbaum  •  Mike Bonanno  •  Reggie Watts

Pinocchio (1940) RT 100% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 2009

Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Hamilton Luske  •  Ben Sharpsteen
CAST:  Cliff Edwards  •  Evelyn Venable  •  Mel Blanc  •  Frankie Darro

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) RT 63% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Three children evacuated from London during World War II are forced to stay with an eccentric spinster (Eglantine Price). The children's initial fears disappear when they find ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  David Tomlinson  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Sam Jaffe

The Wizard of Oz (1939) RT 99% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Frank Morgan  •  Ray Bolger  •  Bert Lahr

Kate & Leopold (2001) RT 50% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jun 2002

When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Breckin Meyer