Mamma Mia! (2008) RT 54% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Dec 2008

Set on an idyllic Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA hit songs. Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on the island is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Phyllida Lloyd
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Amanda Seyfried  •  Colin Firth

Grease (1978) RT 77% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to ...  (more)

GENRES: Music
DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Olivia Newton-John  •  Stockard Channing  •  Jeff Conaway

The Phantom of the Opera (2004) RT 32% / Audience 84%

DVD release: May 2005

Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Emmy Rossum  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Miranda Richardson

Singin' in the Rain (1952) RT 100% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 1997

In 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Don has worked hard to get where he is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gene Kelly  •  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Gene Kelly  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Jean Hagen

Fame (1980) RT 83% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Jun 2004

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Eddie Barth  •  Irene Cara  •  Lee Curreri  •  Laura Dean

Victor Victoria (1982) RT 96% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 2000

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  James Garner  •  Robert Preston  •  Lesley Ann Warren

Across the Universe (2007) RT 53% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Feb 2008

Musical based on The Beatles songbook and set in the 60s England, America, and Vietnam. The love story of Lucy and Jude is intertwined with the anti-war movement and social ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Joe Anderson  •  Dana Fuchs

My Fair Lady (1964) RT 96% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Aug 2003

A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  Rex Harrison  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Wilfrid Hyde-White

Anastasia (1997) RT 85% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 1999

This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Don Bluth  •  Gary Goldman
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Meg Ryan  •  Kelsey Grammer  •  Christopher Lloyd

Little Shop of Horrors (1986) RT 90% / Audience 79%

DVD release: May 2000

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Music
DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Ellen Greene  •  Vincent Gardenia  •  Steve Martin




The Little Mermaid (1989) RT 92% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Dec 1999

This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Rene Auberjonois  •  Christopher Daniel Barnes  •  Jodi Benson  •  Pat Carroll

Enchanted (2007) RT 93% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2008

The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Patrick Dempsey  •  Amy Adams  •  James Marsden  •  Timothy Spall

The Wizard of Oz (1939) RT 99% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 1999

One of the most famous musical films and the first film from Hollywood to use color. Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming  •  George Cukor  •  Mervyn LeRoy  •  King Vidor
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Frank Morgan  •  Ray Bolger  •  Bert Lahr

Beauty and the Beast (1991) RT 93% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gary Trousdale  •  Kirk Wise
CAST:  Paige O'Hara  •  Robby Benson  •  Richard White  •  Jerry Orbach

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) RT 80% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 2000

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jim Sharman
CAST:  Meat Loaf  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Richard O'Brien

Pitch Perfect (2012) RT 80% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Dec 2012

College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jason Moore
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Skylar Astin  •  Ben Platt  •  Brittany Snow

Chicago (2002) RT 86% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 2003

Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Queen Latifah  •  Richard Gere

Les Misérables (2012)

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tom Hooper
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Russell Crowe  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Amanda Seyfried

The Blues Brothers (1980) RT 85% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Aug 2005

Direct out of jail, Jake Blues and his Brother Elwood are off on a “mission from God” to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Music
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Belushi  •  Cab Calloway  •  Carrie Fisher

The Prince of Egypt (1998) RT 79% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Sep 1999

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Simon Wells  •  Steve Hickner
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Michelle Pfeiffer