Charade (1963) RT 92% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Oct 1997

Romance and suspense in Paris, as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Walter Matthau  •  James Coburn

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

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

Warrior (2011)

An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and his ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Gavin O'Connor
CAST:  Tom Hardy  •  Jennifer Morrison  •  Nick Nolte  •  Joel Edgerton

True Grit (2010) RT 96% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Jun 2011

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Matt Damon  •  Josh Brolin

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Rene Russo  •  Denis Leary  •  Ben Gazzara

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

Captain Phillips (2013) RT 93% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 2014

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Catherine Keener  •  Max Martini  •  Chris Mulkey

The Italian Job (2003) RT 73% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Oct 2003

After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Charlize Theron  •  Jason Statham  •  Edward Norton

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




The Wrestler (2008) RT 98% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2009

Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Ajay Naidu

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

Inside Man (2006) RT 87% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2006

An efficient gang enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors, and takes hostages. They work deliberately, without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

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

Ocean's Eleven (2001) RT 82% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2002

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Matt Damon  •  Andy García

Constantine (2005)

Constantine tells the story of John Constantine, a man who has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Djimon Hounsou

A Fish Called Wanda (1988) RT 93% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 1998

A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Kline  •  Michael Palin

Run Lola Run (1998) RT 93% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Dec 1999

Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manny. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise this amount and meet ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Franka Potente  •  Moritz Bleibtreu  •  Herbert Knaup  •  Nina Petri

Slumdog Millionaire (2008) RT 92% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Mar 2009

Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of "Who Wants to be A Millionaire?". After he wins, he is suspected of cheating.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle  •  Loveleen Tandan
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Mia Drake Inderbitzin  •  Dev Patel  •  Saurabh Shukla

Man on a Ledge (2012) RT 31% / Audience 52%

DVD release: May 2012

An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Asger Leth
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Jamie Bell  •  Ed Harris