Stalker (1979) RT 100% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrei Tarkovsky
CAST:  Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy  •  Anatoliy Solonitsyn  •  Nikolay Grinko  •  Alisa Freyndlikh

Food, Inc. (2008) RT 96% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Nov 2009

Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how mammoth corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Robert Kenner
CAST:  Michael Pollan  •  Eric Schlosser  •  Richard Lobb  •  Vince Edwards

Like Stars on Earth (2007) RT 89% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Jan 2010

Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Aamir Khan
CAST:  Darsheel Safary  •  Aamir Khan  •  Tisca Chopra  •  Vipin Sharma

Better Luck Tomorrow (2002) RT 81% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Sep 2003

A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Parry Shen  •  Jason Tobin  •  Sung Kang  •  Karin Anna Cheung

Big Eyes (2014) RT 72% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Apr 2015

A drama centered on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Amy Adams  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Krysten Ritter  •  Danny Huston

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) RT 90% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Feb 2012

After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sean Durkin
CAST:  Elizabeth Olsen  •  Hugh Dancy  •  John Hawkes  •  Sarah Paulson

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

The Book Thief (2013) RT 46% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Mar 2014

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Brian Percival
CAST:  Roger Allam  •  Sophie Nélisse  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Emily Watson

The Lunchbox (2013) RT 96% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jul 2014

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system (Mumbai's Dabbawallahs) connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. They ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ritesh Batra
CAST:  Irrfan Khan  •  Nimrat Kaur  •  Nawazuddin Siddiqui  •  Denzil Smith

The Truman Show (1998) RT 94% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 1999

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Laura Linney  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Natascha McElhone




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

Mysterious Skin (2004) RT 85% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 2005

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gregg Araki
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Brady Corbet  •  Michelle Trachtenberg  •  David Lee Smith

The Butterfly Effect (2004) RT 33% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2007

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Eric Bress  •  J. Mackye Gruber
CAST:  Ashton Kutcher  •  Amy Smart  •  Nathaniel DeVeaux  •  Melora Walters

3 Idiots (2009)

In the tradition of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” comes this refreshing comedy about a rebellious prankster with a crafty mind and a heart of gold. Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rajkumar Hirani
CAST:  Aamir Khan  •  Kareena Kapoor  •  Madhavan  •  Sharman Joshi

God Bless America (2011) RT 67% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Jul 2012

Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bobcat Goldthwait
CAST:  Joel Murray  •  Tara Lynne Barr  •  Mackenzie Brooke Smith  •  Melinda Page Hamilton

V for Vendetta (2005) RT 73% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Aug 2006

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as "V" conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James McTeigue
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Stephen Rea  •  Stephen Fry

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

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

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

No Country for Old Men (2007) RT 93% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 2009

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Javier Bardem  •  Josh Brolin  •  Woody Harrelson