Focus (2015)

A veteran grifter takes a young, attractive woman under his wing, but things get complicated when they become romantically involved.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Glenn Ficarra  •  John Requa
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Margot Robbie  •  Rodrigo Santoro  •  Robert Taylor

Jerry Maguire (1996) RT 82% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jun 1997

Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Cuba Gooding, Jr.  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Kelly Preston

Noah (2013) RT 76% / Audience 41%

DVD release: Jul 2014

In a story that plays out entirely on a teenager's computer screen, Noah follows its eponymous protagonist as his relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse in this ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Walter Woodman  •  Patrick Cederberg
CAST:  Sam Kantor  •  Nina Iordanova  •  Caitlin McConkey-Pirie  •  Nahan Fahey

A Beautiful Mind (2001) RT 75% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jun 2002

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

Apollo 13 (1995) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 2004

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Bill Paxton  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Sinise

21 (2008)

Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Luketic
CAST:  Jim Sturgess  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Bosworth  •  Aaron Yoo

Birdman (2014)

A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Emma Stone  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Edward Norton

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jul 2000

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

Ghostbusters (1984) RT 73% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Oct 2016

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Harold Ramis

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Rene Russo  •  Denis Leary  •  Ben Gazzara




The Lego Movie (2014) RT 96% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jun 2014

An ordinary Lego mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Phil Lord  •  Chris Miller
CAST:  Cobie Smulders  •  Channing Tatum  •  Jonah Hill  •  Craig Berry

Take Shelter (2011) RT 92% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Feb 2012

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jeff Nichols
CAST:  Michael Shannon  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Katy Mixon  •  Shea Whigham

The Matrix Reloaded (2003) RT 73% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2003

Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andy Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski
CAST:  Helmut Bakaitis  •  Steve Bastoni  •  Don Battee  •  Monica Bellucci

Layer Cake (2004) RT 81% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2005

When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Colm Meaney  •  George Harris  •  Sally Hawkins

What About Bob? (1991) RT 83% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Charlie Korsmo

Life of Brian (1979)

Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  John Cleese  •  Terry Gilliam  •  Eric Idle

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

Death Proof (2007) RT 67% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Sep 2007

Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Zoë Bell  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Vanessa Ferlito

The Wave (2008) RT 65% / Audience 80%

A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Dennis Gansel
CAST:  Jürgen Vogel  •  Frederick Lau  •  Max Riemelt  •  Jennifer Ulrich

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) RT 90% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Life's questions are 'answered' in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam  •  Terry Jones
CAST:  Terry Gilliam  •  Graham Chapman  •  John Cleese  •  Eric Idle