Nell (1994) RT 53% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Feb 2004

In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Liam Neeson  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Richard Libertini

The Life of David Gale (2003) RT 19% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2003

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Mann

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

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

City of God (2002)

City of God depicts the raw violence in the ghettos of Rio de Janeiro. In the 1970’s that kids are carrying guns and joining gangs when they should be playing hide-and-seek.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Fernando Meirelles  •  Kátia Lund
CAST:  Alexandre Rodrigues  •  Leandro Firmino  •  Phellipe Haagensen  •  Douglas Silva

The Iceman (2012) RT 66% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Sep 2013

The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ariel Vromen
CAST:  Michael Shannon  •  Winona Ryder  •  Ray Liotta  •  Chris Evans

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

Trance (2013) RT 68% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jul 2013

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang, joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Matt Cross

Cape Fear (1991) RT 76% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years, ago Sam was ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Nick Nolte  •  Jessica Lange  •  Juliette Lewis

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




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

Better Luck Tomorrow (2002) RT 81% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Sep 2003

A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Parry Shen  •  Jason Tobin  •  Sung Kang  •  Karin Anna Cheung

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

Black Book (2006) RT 75% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2007

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Carice van Houten  •  Sebastian Koch  •  Thom Hoffman  •  Halina Reijn

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

127 Hours (2010) RT 93% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2011

127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  James Franco  •  Kate Mara  •  Amber Tamblyn  •  Sean Bott

Hamlet (1996) RT 95% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Aug 2007

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Julie Christie  •  Judi Dench  •  Gérard Depardieu

True Romance (1993) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Sep 1997

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Bronson Pinchot

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

Zero Dark Thirty (2012) RT 92% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Jason Clarke  •  Mark Strong  •  Joel Edgerton