Outbreak (1995)

A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Rene Russo  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Kevin Spacey

The Hurt Locker (2008) RT 98% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 2010

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Jeremy Renner  •  Anthony Mackie  •  Brian Geraghty  •  Guy Pearce

Coma (1978)

A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Geneviève Bujold  •  Michael Douglas  •  Elizabeth Ashley  •  Richard Widmark

Nikita (1990)

A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Anne Parillaud  •  Marc Duret  •  Patrick Fontana  •  Alain Lathière

Rosemary's Baby (1968) RT 99% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  John Cassavetes  •  Ruth Gordon  •  Sidney Blackmer

Stand by Me (1986) RT 91% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Aug 2000

The film's name comes from the song "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King from 1961. The song was also the theme song. This film was modeled from a novella by Stephen King called "The ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Wil Wheaton  •  River Phoenix  •  Corey Feldman  •  Jerry O'Connell

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

Changeling (2008) RT 62% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Feb 2009

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Jeffrey Donovan  •  John Malkovich  •  Geoff Pierson

88 Minutes (2007) RT 5% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Sep 2008

"88 Minutes" focuses on a college professor (Pacino) who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI and receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jon Avnet
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Alicia Witt  •  Leelee Sobieski  •  Amy Brenneman

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




Disturbia (2007) RT 69% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Aug 2007

Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  D.J. Caruso
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Sarah Roemer  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  David Morse

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) RT 86% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Aug 2015

A beautiful young woman maintains relationships with three very different men.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Juno Temple  •  Michael Sheen  •  Tom Sturridge

Eastern Promises (2007) RT 89% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Dec 2007

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

Casino Royale (2006) RT 95% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2007

James Bond goes on his first ever mission as a 00. Le Chiffre is a banker to the world's terrorists. He is participating in a poker game at Montenegro, where he must win back ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Judi Dench

The Mist (2007) RT 73% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Mar 2008

After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Laurie Holden  •  Toby Jones

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

The Hunt for Red October (1990) RT 86% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 1998

When a Soviet nuclear sub headed toward American waters drops off U.S. scanners, the Yanks scramble to take defensive steps. But CIA analyst Jack Ryan convinces the brass that ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Scott Glenn  •  Sam Neill

The Hateful Eight (2015) RT 75% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Mar 2016

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Western
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Bruce Dern  •  Michael Madsen  •  Kurt Russell

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

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