Time Bandits (1981) RT 91% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Mar 1999

In Terry Gilliam's fantastic voyage through time and space, a boy escapes from his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. On their journey, they ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Sean Connery  •  Shelley Duvall  •  Katherine Helmond

Whiplash (2014) RT 94% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2015

Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Damien Chazelle
CAST:  Miles Teller  •  J.K. Simmons  •  Melissa Benoist  •  Austin Stowell

Castle in the Sky (1986) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Apr 2003

The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Keiko Yokozawa  •  Mayumi Tanaka  •  Minori Terada  •  Kotoe Hatsui

Dogma (1999) RT 67% / Audience 85%

DVD release: May 2000

The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Kevin Smith
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Matt Damon  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Jason Mewes

Stand by Me (1986) RT 91% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Aug 2000

The film's name comes from the song "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King from 1961. The song was also the theme song. This film was modeled from a novella by Stephen King called "The ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Wil Wheaton  •  River Phoenix  •  Corey Feldman  •  Jerry O'Connell

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) RT 78% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Nov 2007

Returning for his fifth year of study at the venerable Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the ever-maturing Harry Potter is stunned to find that his warnings about ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon

John Carter (2012) RT 51% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jun 2012

Civil War vet John Carter is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Taylor Kitsch  •  Mark Strong  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Ciarán Hinds

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) RT 85% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 2003

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Kate Capshaw  •  Jonathan Ke Quan  •  Amrish Puri

The NeverEnding Story (1984) RT 82% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Sep 2001

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Barret Oliver  •  Gerald McRaney  •  Noah Hathaway  •  Drum Garrett

Wild (2014) RT 90% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2015

A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Vallée
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Mo McRae  •  Michiel Huisman  •  Gaby Hoffmann




The Goonies (1985) RT 70% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Josh Brolin  •  Jeff Cohen  •  Corey Feldman

Porco Rosso (1992)

Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You're introduced to an Italian World War I ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Shûichirô Moriyama  •  Tokiko Katô  •  Sanshi Katsura  •  Tsunehiko Kamijô

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Western
DIRECTION:  Kelly Asbury  •  Lorna Cook
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  James Cromwell  •  Daniel Studi  •  Chopper Bernet

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) RT 97% / Audience 97%

DVD release: Nov 1997

While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Eli Wallach  •  Clint Eastwood  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Aldo Giuffrè

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Apr 2001

An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alec Guinness  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Jack Hawkins

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Freeman  •  Ronald Lacey

Romancing the Stone (1984) RT 87% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Danny DeVito  •  Zack Norman

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) RT 90% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Oct 2012

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Colin Trevorrow
CAST:  Aubrey Plaza  •  Mark Duplass  •  Jake M. Johnson  •  Karan Soni

Paprika (2006) RT 84% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2007

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Megumi Hayashibara  •  Tōru Furuya  •  Koichi Yamadera  •  Katsunosuke Hori

Tarzan (1999) RT 88% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Buck  •  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Tony Goldwyn  •  Glenn Close  •  Minnie Driver  •  Brian Blessed