Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) RT 36% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Feb 2015

Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Toni Collette  •  Tracy-Ann Oberman

The Trotsky (2009)

Leon Bronstein is not your average Montreal West high school student. For one thing, none of his peers can claim to be the reincarnation of early 20th century Soviet ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jacob Tierney
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Emily Hampshire  •  Geneviève Bujold  •  Colm Feore

Kung Fu Hustle (2004) RT 90% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Aug 2005

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Stephen Chow
CAST:  Stephen Chow  •  Yuen Wah  •  Yuen Qiu  •  Lam Tze-Chung

Forget Paris (1995) RT 50% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews is an American living in Paris who works for the airline he flies on. They meet ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Crystal
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  Debra Winger  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Cynthia Stevenson

Better Off Dead (1985) RT 82% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jul 2002

Lane Meyer is obsessed with his girlfriend Beth and is crushed when she falls for the new captain of the ski team, Roy. After several failed suicide attempts, narrow escapes ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Savage Steve Holland
CAST:  John Cusack  •  David Ogden Stiers  •  Kim Darby  •  Demian Slade

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) RT 70% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Jan 2014

After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Cody Cameron  •  Kris Pearn
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Anna Faris  •  Terry Crews  •  James Caan

Something's Gotta Give (2003) RT 71% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Mar 2004

Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Diane Keaton  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Frances McDormand

The Out-of-Towners (1999) RT 27% / Audience 32%

DVD release: Sep 1999

The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Sam Weisman
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Goldie Hawn  •  John Cleese  •  Mark McKinney

The Simpsons Movie (2007) RT 88% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Dec 2007

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Dan Castellaneta  •  Julie Kavner  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Yeardley Smith

The Proposal (2009) RT 44% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Oct 2009

When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Anne Fletcher
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Craig T. Nelson




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

Bend It Like Beckham (2002) RT 85% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gurinder Chadha
CAST:  Parminder Nagra  •  Keira Knightley  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Anupam Kher

Roxanne (1987) RT 88% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Rick Rossovich  •  Shelley Duvall

Ocean's Thirteen (2007) RT 70% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Nov 2007

Danny Ocean's team of criminals are back and are composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Matt Damon  •  Al Pacino

What Women Want (2000) RT 54% / Audience 54%

DVD release: May 2001

Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Helen Hunt  •  Mel Gibson  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Lauren Holly

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

Happy Feet (2006) RT 75% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Mar 2007

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Lombardo Boyar  •  Robin Williams  •  Johnny A. Sanchez  •  Carlos Alazraqui

Shirley Valentine (1989) RT 67% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2007

Wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley Valentine finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband's chips ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Foreign • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Pauline Collins  •  Tom Conti  •  Julia McKenzie  •  Alison Steadman

School of Rock (2003) RT 92% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Mar 2004

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fourth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Joan Cusack  •  Mike White  •  Sarah Silverman

Mulan (1998) RT 86% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Nov 1999

A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Barry Cook  •  Tony Bancroft
CAST:  Lea Salonga  •  Eddie Murphy  •  BD Wong  •  Ming-Na Wen