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

DVD release: Sep 2004

Technical troubles scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew in director Ron Howard's chronicle of this true-life ...  (more)

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

Lord of War (2005) RT 61% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Jan 2006

Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer. Through some of the deadliest war zones, Yuri struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Bridget Moynahan  •  Jared Leto  •  Ethan Hawke

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012) RT 92% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Director Sophie Fiennes reunites with philosophical provocateur Slavoj Žižek for this follow-up to their hit The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, in which Žižek applies his ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Sophie Fiennes
CAST:  Slavoj Žižek

The Illusionist (2006) RT 74% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Jan 2007

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Neil Burger
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Jessica Biel  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Rufus Sewell

Enter the Void (2009)

This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Gaspar Noé
CAST:  Nathaniel Brown  •  Paz de la Huerta  •  Cyril Roy  •  Masato Tanno

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

The Full Monty (1997) RT 95% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Nov 1999

Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Peter Cattaneo
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Mark Addy  •  William Snape  •  Steve Huison

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

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

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




Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Tom Cruise  •  Bill Paxton  •  Charlotte Riley

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) RT 90% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life is a 1983 musical comedy film by the Monty Python comedy team. Unlike the two previous films they had made, which had more or less each told ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam  •  Terry Jones
CAST:  Terry Gilliam  •  Graham Chapman  •  John Cleese  •  Eric Idle

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

V for Vendetta (2005) RT 73% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Aug 2006

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as "V" conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James McTeigue
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Stephen Rea  •  Stephen Fry

Apocalypse Now (1979) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Nov 2001

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Marlon Brando  •  Robert Duvall  •  Laurence Fishburne

Ghostbusters (1984) RT 73% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Oct 2016

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Harold Ramis

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

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

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

I Origins (2014) RT 53% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Dec 2014

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mike Cahill
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Brit Marling  •  Astrid Bergès-Frisbey  •  Steven Yeun