A Scanner Darkly (2006) RT 69% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 2006

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Winona Ryder  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Mitch Baker

Ratatouille (2007) RT 96% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2007

In one of Paris' finest restaurants, Remy, a determined young rat, dreams of becoming a renowned French chef. Torn between his family's wishes and his true calling. Remy and ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Patton Oswalt  •  Lou Romano  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Ian Holm

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) RT 72% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2009

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Brad Pitt  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Elle Fanning

Stranger than Fiction (2006) RT 72% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Feb 2007

Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Queen Latifah

Limitless (2011) RT 70% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jul 2011

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Neil Burger
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Robert De Niro  •  Abbie Cornish  •  Andrew Howard

Ruby Sparks (2012) RT 78% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Oct 2012

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Paul Dano  •  Deborah Ann Woll

Taxi Driver (1976) RT 99% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jun 1999

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jodie Foster

Source Code (2011) RT 92% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2011

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Duncan Jones
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Russell Peters

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Peter Cushing

Zombieland (2009) RT 89% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2010

Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Ruben Fleischer
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Emma Stone  •  Abigail Breslin




Amélie (2001)

At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Rufus  •  Jamel Debbouze

Minority Report (2002) RT 90% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Dec 2002

John Anderton is a top "Precrime" cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Max von Sydow  •  Steve Harris  •  Neal McDonough

Don Jon (2013) RT 81% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Dec 2013

A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Julianne Moore  •  Tony Danza

District 9 (2009) RT 90% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Dec 2009

Aliens land in South Africa and have no way home. Years later after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the "Non-Humans" are being moved to a new tent city overseen ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Jason Cope  •  Nathalie Boltt  •  Sylvaine Strike

American Psycho (2000) RT 67% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2000

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mary Harron
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Justin Theroux  •  Josh Lucas

Waking Life (2001) RT 80% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2002

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Wiley Wiggins  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Julie Delpy  •  Ken Webster

Spirited Away (2001) RT 97% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Apr 2003

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Rumi Hiiragi  •  Miyu Irino  •  Mari Natsuki  •  Takashi Naitô

Donnie Darko (2001) RT 85% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2002

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Richard Kelly
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

Inglourious Basterds (2009) RT 89% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 2009

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Diane Kruger

Cloud Atlas (2012) RT 66% / Audience 66%

DVD release: May 2013

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Andy Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski  •  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Halle Berry  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugo Weaving