The Lovely Bones (2009) RT 31% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Apr 2010

After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Saoirse Ronan

Of Mice and Men (1992) RT 96% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gary Sinise
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Gary Sinise  •  Ray Walston  •  Casey Siemaszko

The Great Gatsby (2013) RT 48% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Aug 2013

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Joel Edgerton

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

DVD release: Sep 2004

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning ...  (more)

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

Gran Torino (2008) RT 79% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jun 2009

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  John Carroll Lynch  •  Geraldine Hughes  •  Brian Haley

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) RT 58% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jul 2007

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of eighteenth century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. His work, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Ben Whishaw  •  Simon Chandler  •  David Calder  •  Richard Felix

Gone with the Wind (1939) RT 94% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2000

An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming  •  George Cukor  •  Sam Wood
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Clark Gable  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Thomas Mitchell

In Your Eyes (2014) RT Audience 33%

East Coast housewife Rebecca (Zoe Kazan) lives a comfortable, sheltered life, but she always knew there was something special about herself. Charismatic ex-con Dylan (Michael ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Brin Hill
CAST:  Zoe Kazan  •  Michael Stahl-David  •  Nikki Reed  •  Jennifer Grey

Macho (2009)

Paul, from Mexico, and Sofi, from Canada, meet in California and become a couple. Their mostly sexual relationship is chronicled in a series of scenes separated by titles.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rafael Palacio Illingworth
CAST:  Jolene Andersen  •  Michael Teh  •  Rafael Palacio Illingworth

What Dreams May Come (1998) RT 54% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Feb 2001

Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Vincent Ward
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Cuba Gooding, Jr.  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Max von Sydow




Fruitvale Station (2013) RT 94% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2014

The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ryan Coogler
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Melonie Diaz  •  Ahna O'Reilly

Atonement (2007) RT 83% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2008

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  James McAvoy  •  Romola Garai  •  Saoirse Ronan

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) RT 62% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2010

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Joan Allen  •  Jason Alexander  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Death Proof (2007) RT 67% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Sep 2007

Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Zoë Bell  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Vanessa Ferlito

The Lion King (1994) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Oct 2003

A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Roger Allers
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Matthew Broderick  •  James Earl Jones  •  Jeremy Irons

The Act of Killing (2012) RT 96% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Dec 2013

In a place where killers are celebrated as heroes, these filmmakers challenge unrepentant death-squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The result is a surreal, ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Joshua Oppenheimer  •  Christine Cynn
CAST:  Haji Anif  •  Syamsul Arifin  •  Herman Koto  •  Sakhyan Asmara

The Painted Veil (2006) RT 74% / Audience 85%

DVD release: May 2007

A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Curran
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Juliet Howland  •  Naomi Watts  •  Ian Renwick

The Skin I Live In (2011) RT 80% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2012

A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Elena Anaya  •  Marisa Paredes  •  Blanca Suárez

Birdman (2014)

A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Emma Stone  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Edward Norton

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) RT 73% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Mar 2002

Eleven-year-old David is the first android with human feelings. He is adopted by the Swinton family to test his ability to function. Before they are done testing him though ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Haley Joel Osment  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Sam Robards  •  Jake Thomas