The Parent Trap (1998) RT 86% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Lindsay Lohan  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Elaine Hendrix

Little Shop of Horrors (1986) RT 90% / Audience 79%

DVD release: May 2000

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Music
DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Ellen Greene  •  Vincent Gardenia  •  Steve Martin

Big (1988) RT 97% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Dec 2001

When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body literally overnight.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Robert Loggia  •  John Heard

Cars (2006) RT 74% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Nov 2006

Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Joe Ranft  •  John Lasseter
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Paul Newman  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Larry the Cable Guy

The Big Lebowski (1998) RT 81% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Oct 1998

Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  John Goodman  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Julianne Moore

Heathers (1988)

A girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics; killing the popular kids.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Christian Slater  •  Shannen Doherty  •  Lisanne Falk

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) RT 94% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2000

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  John Candy  •  Laila Robins  •  Michael McKean

Friday (1995) RT 77% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Chris Tucker  •  Nia Long  •  Tommy Lister

Clerks (1994) RT 88% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jun 1999

Convenience and video store clerks Dante and Randal are sharp-witted, potty-mouthed and bored out of their minds. So in between needling customers, the counter jockeys play ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Kevin Smith
CAST:  Brian O'Halloran  •  Jeff Anderson  •  Jason Mewes  •  Kevin Smith

Nanny McPhee (2005) RT 73% / Audience 63%

DVD release: May 2006

Widower Cedric Brown (Colin Firth) hires Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Kirk Jones
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Colin Firth  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Thomas Sangster




True Lies (1994)

Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Tom Arnold  •  Bill Paxton

Toy Story (1995) RT 100% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Woody the cowboy is young Andy’s favorite toy. Yet this changes when Andy get the new super toy Buzz Lightyear for his birthday. Now that Woody is no longer number one he ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  John Lasseter
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Tim Allen  •  Don Rickles  •  Jim Varney

Jaws (1975)

An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Lorraine Gary

The Blues Brothers (1980) RT 85% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Aug 2005

Direct out of jail, Jake Blues and his Brother Elwood are off on a “mission from God” to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Music
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Belushi  •  Cab Calloway  •  Carrie Fisher

Clueless (1995) RT 81% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Alicia Silverstone  •  Stacey Dash  •  Brittany Murphy  •  Paul Rudd

Blazing Saddles (1974) RT 90% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 1997

The Ultimate Western Spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Cleavon Little  •  Gene Wilder  •  Mel Brooks  •  Madeline Kahn

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) RT 92% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2010

The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray

Chicken Run (2000) RT 97% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Nov 2000

Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the american rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Peter Lord  •  Nick Park
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Timothy Spall  •  Imelda Staunton

Young Frankenstein (1974) RT 93% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 1998

A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Marty Feldman  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Cloris Leachman

Shrek (2001) RT 88% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2001

It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson  •  Vicky Jenson
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  John Lithgow