War Horse (2011) RT 76% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Apr 2012

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Toby Kebbell  •  Emily Watson

Au revoir, les enfants (1987)

A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Gaspard Manesse  •  Raphael Fejtö  •  Francine Racette  •  Philippe Morier-Genoud

Philomena (2013) RT 92% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Apr 2014

A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Steve Coogan  •  Michelle Fairley  •  Mare Winningham

Rabbit Hole (2010) RT 86% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 2011

Becca and Howie Corbett are a happily married couple whose perfect world is forever changed when their young son, Danny, is killed by a car. Becca, an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cameron Mitchell
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Sandra Oh  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Aaron Eckhart

Thirteen (2003) RT 81% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jan 2004

Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Nikki Reed  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Holly Hunter

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

Changeling (2008) RT 62% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Feb 2009

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Jeffrey Donovan  •  John Malkovich  •  Geoff Pierson

Now Is Good (2012) RT 58% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Jan 2013

Tessa, a girl who is dying of leukaemia and tries to enjoy her remaining life as much as she possibly can. She compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ol Parker
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Jeremy Irvine  •  Kaya Scodelario  •  Olivia Williams

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) RT 94% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Vallée
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Jared Leto  •  Denis O'Hare

A Little Princess (1995) RT 97% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Nov 1997

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Liesel Matthews  •  Eleanor Bron  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Rusty Schwimmer




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

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

Marley & Me (2008) RT 63% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2009

A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  David Frankel
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Eric Dane  •  Kathleen Turner

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 Book Thief (2013) RT 46% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Mar 2014

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Brian Percival
CAST:  Roger Allam  •  Sophie Nélisse  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Emily Watson

Mr. Holmes (2015) RT 88% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Nov 2015

The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Laura Linney  •  Milo Parker  •  Zak Shukor

Jarhead (2005) RT 61% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Scott MacDonald  •  Lucas Black

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

Ip Man (2008) RT 84% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2009

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Wilson Yip
CAST:  Donnie Yen  •  Simon Yam  •  Xing Yu  •  Wong Yau-Nam

Deliverance (1972) RT 93% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Ned Beatty  •  Ronny Cox