War Horse (2011) RT 76% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Apr 2012

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Toby Kebbell  •  Emily Watson

My Bodyguard (1980) RT 86% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Jan 2002

Clifford Peach (Chris Makepeace), an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully (Matt Dillon) terrorizes his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Chris Makepeace  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Matt Dillon  •  Martin Mull

My Name Is Khan (2010) RT 82% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 2010

Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, suffers from Asperger's syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism that complicates socialization. The adult Rizwan ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Karan Johar
CAST:  Shahrukh Khan  •  Kajol  •  Jimmy Shergill  •  Zarina Wahab

Secret Superstar (2017)

Insia Malik is a talented 15-year-old school girl from Baroda whose spirit is ripped because her mother is in a troubled and violent marriage. Of course she still dares to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Advait Chandan
CAST:  Zaira Wasim  •  Aamir Khan  •  Meher Vij  •  Raj Arjun

Closer (2004) RT 68% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Set in contemporary London, a story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving four strangers--their chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Jude Law  •  Julia Roberts  •  Clive Owen

The Devil's Advocate (1977) RT 67% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Nov 1998

John Mills tops the cast as a dying priest who has been summoned to Rome for one last assignment. A dead wartime partisan is being considered for Sainthood. Mills is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Guy Green
CAST:  John Mills  •  Stéphane Audran  •  Jason Miller  •  Paola Pitagora

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

Fame (1980) RT 83% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Jun 2004

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Eddie Barth  •  Irene Cara  •  Lee Curreri  •  Laura Dean

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) RT 91% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Mulligan
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Mary Badham  •  Phillip Alford  •  Robert Duvall

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




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

Milk (2008) RT 94% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2009

The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Emile Hirsch  •  James Franco  •  Josh Brolin

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mark Herman
CAST:  David Thewlis  •  Asa Butterfield  •  Zac Mattoon O'Brien  •  Henry Kingsmill

The Mission (1986) RT 65% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2003

Jeremy Irons plays a Spanish Jesuit who goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region. Robert DeNiro plays a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Ray McAnally  •  Aidan Quinn

Stalker (1979) RT 100% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Oct 2002

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

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

Mr. Holmes (2015) RT 88% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Nov 2015

The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Laura Linney  •  Milo Parker  •  Zak Shukor

Jarhead (2005) RT 61% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Scott MacDonald  •  Lucas Black

Boy A (2007) RT 88% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Oct 2008

The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Crowley
CAST:  Andrew Garfield  •  Katie Lyons  •  Peter Mullan  •  Alfie Owen

Planet of the Apes (1968) RT 90% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2001

An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Kim Hunter  •  James Daly

Ip Man (2008) RT 84% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2009

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Wilson Yip
CAST:  Donnie Yen  •  Simon Yam  •  Xing Yu  •  Wong Yau-Nam