Harry Brown (2009) RT 64% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Aug 2010

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Daniel Barber
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Iain Glen  •  Lee Oakes

Dogville (2003) RT 70% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Aug 2004

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Harriet Andersson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jean-Marc Barr

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

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) RT 86% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Dec 2012

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in “the Bathtub,” a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Benh Zeitlin
CAST:  Quvenzhané Wallis  •  Dwight Henry  •  Levy Easterly  •  Gina Montana

25th Hour (2002) RT 78% / Audience 85%

DVD release: May 2003

The filmed adaptation from the David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Barry Pepper  •  Rosario Dawson

Stoker (2013) RT 69% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jun 2013

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Chan-wook Park
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Matthew Goode

True Romance (1993) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Sep 1997

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Bronson Pinchot

The Red Violin (1998)

Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681 ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  François Girard
CAST:  Carlo Cecchi  •  Irene Grazioli  •  Anita Laurenzi  •  Tommaso Puntelli

Zero Dark Thirty (2012) RT 92% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Jason Clarke  •  Mark Strong  •  Joel Edgerton

Buffalo '66 (1998) RT 76% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Vincent Gallo
CAST:  Vincent Gallo  •  Christina Ricci  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Mickey Rourke




Panic Room (2002) RT 76% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Dwight Yoakam

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) RT 76% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Aug 1999

A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Nick Moran  •  Jason Statham

The Way Back (2010) RT 75% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 2011

Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Dejan Angelov  •  Dragoș Bucur  •  Ed Harris

Match Point (2005) RT 77% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 2006

Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Brian Cox

Crash (2004) RT 75% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Sep 2005

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Don Cheadle  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Peña

Perfect Sense (2011) RT 54% / Audience 59%

DVD release: May 2012

Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  David Mackenzie
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Eva Green  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Stephen Dillane

Nightcrawler (2014) RT 95% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Feb 2015

When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Dan Gilroy
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Bill Paxton  •  Rene Russo  •  Kevin Rahm

The Equalizer (2014) RT 60% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Dec 2014

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Marton Csokas  •  Andrew Farazi

Misery (1990) RT 89% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 1998

Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  James Caan  •  Kathy Bates  •  Richard Farnsworth  •  Frances Sternhagen

Hamlet (1996) RT 95% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Aug 2007

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Julie Christie  •  Judi Dench  •  Gérard Depardieu