Meet Joe Black (1998) RT 51% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 1999

When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Martin Brest
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Claire Forlani  •  Jeffrey Tambor

Cinderella Man (2005) RT 80% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Dec 2005

Cinderella Man is the story of a boxer in the 1920’s who after his retirement has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state. The film ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Craig Bierko

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)

Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year is the sometimes thoughtless, sometimes thoughtful story of a fresh graduate trying to find a balance between the maddening demands of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Shimit Amin
CAST:  Ranbir Kapoor  •  Sumeet Darshan Dobhal  •  Gauhar Khan  •  Shazahn Padamsee

The Imitation Game (2014) RT 90% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Mar 2015

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Morten Tyldum
CAST:  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Keira Knightley  •  Mark Strong  •  Rory Kinnear

The Color Purple (1985) RT 88% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2003

In the southern United States in the 1930s, a male-dominated African American woman fights her way through a troubled life.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Margaret Avery  •  Danny Glover  •  Akosua Busia

Freedom Writers (2007) RT 69% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Apr 2007

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard LaGravenese
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Patrick Dempsey  •  Scott Glenn  •  Imelda Staunton

Jerry Maguire (1996) RT 82% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jun 1997

Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Cuba Gooding, Jr.  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Kelly Preston

What About Bob? (1991) RT 83% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Charlie Korsmo

A Good Year (2006) RT 26% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Feb 2007

Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle's vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Freddie Highmore  •  Albert Finney  •  Marion Cotillard

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




Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) RT 82% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 2015

The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
CAST:  Farhan Akhtar  •  Sonam Kapoor  •  Divya Dutta  •  Pavan Malhotra

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

Like Stars on Earth (2007) RT 89% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Jan 2010

Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Aamir Khan
CAST:  Darsheel Safary  •  Aamir Khan  •  Tisca Chopra  •  Vipin Sharma

The Theory of Everything (2014) RT 79% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Feb 2015

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Felicity Jones  •  Emily Watson  •  Harry Lloyd  •  David Thewlis

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

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

October Sky (1999) RT 90% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jul 1999

Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Chris Cooper  •  Laura Dern  •  Chris Owen

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

The Dreamers (2003)

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Eva Green  •  Louis Garrel  •  Anna Chancellor

Reprise (2006)

Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Joachim Trier
CAST:  Anders Danielsen Lie  •  Espen Klouman-Høiner  •  Viktoria Winge  •  Christian Rubeck