The Lion King (1994) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Oct 2003

A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Roger Allers
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Matthew Broderick  •  James Earl Jones  •  Jeremy Irons

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) RT 86% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 2008

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Music
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Alan Rickman  •  Timothy Spall

The Sound of Music (1965)

Film adaptation of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a nun who becomes a governess for an Austrian family.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Eleanor Parker  •  Richard Haydn

Moulin Rouge! (2001) RT 76% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 2001

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Ewan McGregor  •  John Leguizamo  •  Jim Broadbent

Mary Poppins (1964) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 1998

The movie combines a diverting story, songs, color and sequences of live action blended with the movements of animated figures. Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who flies ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Dick Van Dyke  •  David Tomlinson  •  Glynis Johns

Frozen (2013) RT 89% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2014

Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Buck  •  Jennifer Lee
CAST:  Kristen Bell  •  Idina Menzel  •  Jonathan Groff  •  Josh Gad