Mulan (1998) RT 86% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Nov 1999

A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Barry Cook  •  Tony Bancroft
CAST:  Lea Salonga  •  Eddie Murphy  •  BD Wong  •  Ming-Na Wen

Gigi (1958) RT 77% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Apr 1999

A home, a motorcar, servants, the latest fashions: the most eligible and most finicky bachelor (Louis Jourdan) in Paris offers them all to Gigi (Leslie Caron). But she, who's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Leslie Caron  •  Maurice Chevalier  •  Louis Jourdan  •  Hermione Gingold

Happy Feet (2006) RT 75% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Mar 2007

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Lombardo Boyar  •  Robin Williams  •  Johnny A. Sanchez  •  Carlos Alazraqui

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

The Aristocats (1970) RT 66% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Apr 2000

When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children -- Bonfamille's prize family of domesticated house cats -- the butler plots to steal the money ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Reitherman
CAST:  Phil Harris  •  Sterling Holloway  •  Scatman Crothers  •  Eva Gabor

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

Closer (2004) RT 68% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Set in contemporary London, a story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving four strangers--their chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Jude Law  •  Julia Roberts  •  Clive Owen

Hercules (1997) RT 83% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Nov 1999

Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Tate Donovan  •  Josh Keaton  •  Roger Bart  •  Danny DeVito

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

Sister Act (1992) RT 71% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Jan 2000

A Reno singer witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the hitmen. The mother superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Emile Ardolino
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Maggie Smith  •  Kathy Najimy  •  Wendy Makkena




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

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

Jaws (1975)

An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Lorraine Gary

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

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

Roxanne (1987) RT 88% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Rick Rossovich  •  Shelley Duvall

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

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