Ransom (1996) RT 75% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jan 2002

When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Gary Sinise  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Rene Russo

Proof of Life (2000) RT 40% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Russell Crowe  •  David Morse  •  Pamela Reed

Just, Melvin (2000)

A documentary about a man who molested generations of his children and stepchildren.  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  James Ronald Whitney
CAST: 

I Saw the Devil (2010) RT 80% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2011

Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kim Jee-woon
CAST:  Lee Byung-hun  •  Min-sik Choi  •  Gook-hwan Jeon  •  Cheon Ho-Jin

Rear Window (1954) RT 100% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Grace Kelly  •  James Stewart  •  Wendell Corey  •  Thelma Ritter

The Imposter (2012) RT 95% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jan 2013

It’s 1994: a 13-year-old boy disappears from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he is found alive, thousands of miles away, in Spain. Disoriented ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bart Layton
CAST:  Frédéric Bourdin  •  Adam O'Brian  •  Anna Ruben  •  Cathy Dresbach

Apollo 13 (1995) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 2004

Technical troubles scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew in director Ron Howard's chronicle of this true-life ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Bill Paxton  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Sinise

Taken (2008)

While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Pierre Morel
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Famke Janssen  •  Maggie Grace  •  Katie Cassidy

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014)

Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Woody Harrelson

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jul 2000

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley




Flight (2012)

Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Don Cheadle  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Kelly Reilly

Misery (1990) RT 89% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 1998

Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  James Caan  •  Kathy Bates  •  Richard Farnsworth  •  Frances Sternhagen

Lincoln (2012) RT 90% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Sally Field  •  David Strathairn  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The Hateful Eight (2015) RT 75% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Mar 2016

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Western
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Bruce Dern  •  Michael Madsen  •  Kurt Russell

The Ghost Writer (2010) RT 83% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Aug 2010

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Jon Bernthal  •  Kim Cattrall

The Equalizer (2014) RT 60% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Dec 2014

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Marton Csokas  •  Andrew Farazi

Fury (2014)

Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Logan Lerman  •  Jon Bernthal

The Karate Kid (2010) RT 66% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Oct 2010

12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Harald Zwart
CAST:  Jaden Smith  •  Jackie Chan  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Yu Rong-Guang

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) RT 86% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jul 2010

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Niels Arden Oplev
CAST:  Michael Nyqvist  •  Noomi Rapace  •  Lena Endre  •  Sven-Bertil Taube

Erin Brockovich (2000) RT 84% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Aug 2000

A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Albert Finney  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Marg Helgenberger