The Butterfly Effect (2004) RT 33% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2007

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Eric Bress  •  J. Mackye Gruber
CAST:  Ashton Kutcher  •  Amy Smart  •  Nathaniel DeVeaux  •  Melora Walters

Predestination (2014) RT 84% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Feb 2015

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Spierig  •  Peter Spierig
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Sarah Snook  •  Noah Taylor  •  Christopher Kirby

Coherence (2013)

On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. Part cerebral sci-fi and part relationship ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Ward Byrkit
CAST:  Hugo Armstrong  •  Emily Baldoni  •  Nicholas Brendon  •  Elizabeth Gracen

Triangle (2009) RT 82% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Feb 2010

The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Christopher Smith
CAST:  Melissa George  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Emma Lung  •  Rachael Carpani

The Sixth Sense (1999) RT 85% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2000

A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Toni Collette  •  Olivia Williams

Wadjda (2012) RT 99% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Haifaa Al-Mansour
CAST:  Reem Abdullah  •  Waad Mohammed  •  Abdullrahman Algohani  •  Ahd

Perfect Blue (1997) RT 68% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2010

Mima Kirigoe is a singer who leaves her trio to become an actress, a career move that angers her fans, who prefer to see her as the pop idol. Plagued by self-doubt and ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Rica Matsumoto  •  Junko Iwao  •  Shinpachi Tsuji  •  Masaaki Ōkura

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

The Departed (2006) RT 91% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2007

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise in Martin Scorsese's ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Matt Damon  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Mark Wahlberg

Trainspotting (1996) RT 90% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 1998

Renton is living the dream and that dream is Heroin. As Renton struggles with the agony and ecstasy of his life we follow him and his increasingly unstable mates. Drinking, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Kevin McKidd




The Usual Suspects (1995) RT 88% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Dec 1999

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Benicio del Toro

The Age of Stupid (2009) RT 73% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Aug 2010

The Age of Stupid is the new movie from Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel) and producer John Battsek (One Day In September). Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History • War
DIRECTION:  Franny Armstrong
CAST:  Pete Postlethwaite

Akira (1988)

Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Katsuhiro Ōtomo
CAST:  Mitsuo Iwata  •  Nozomu Sasaki  •  Mami Koyama  •  Tesshō Genda

The Fountain (2006) RT 51% / Audience 74%

DVD release: May 2007

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Mark Margolis

Donnie Darko (2001) RT 85% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2002

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Richard Kelly
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) RT 94% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Aug 1998

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Keir Dullea  •  Douglas Rain  •  Gary Lockwood  •  William Sylvester

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) RT 87% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Dec 2012

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Gary Oldman  •  Tom Hardy  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Source Code (2011) RT 92% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2011

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Duncan Jones
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Russell Peters

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

Prisoners (2013) RT 81% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 2013

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Denis Villeneuve
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Paul Dano  •  Maria Bello