Defendor (2009) RT 68% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Apr 2010

A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city's criminal underworld. It's a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn't understand and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Stebbings
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Kat Dennings  •  Elias Koteas  •  Sandra Oh

Million Dollar Baby (2004) RT 91% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jul 2005

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Hilary Swank  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Jay Baruchel

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

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) RT 72% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Apr 2005

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Brad Silberling
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jude Law  •  Emily Browning

The Crow (1994) RT 82% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Brandon Lee  •  Rochelle Davis  •  Ernie Hudson  •  Michael Wincott

Amour (2012) RT 93% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 2013

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Haneke
CAST:  Emmanuelle Riva  •  Jean-Louis Trintignant  •  Isabelle Huppert  •  William Shimell

Romeo + Juliet (1996) RT 72% / Audience 77%

DVD release: May 1999

In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Claire Danes  •  John Leguizamo  •  Harold Perrineau Jr.

The Pianist (2002) RT 96% / Audience 95%

DVD release: May 2003

The Pianist is a film adapted from the biography of Wladyslaw Szpilman. A Jewish-Polish pianist who during the second world war lived and hid miraculously in Warsaw after ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Frank Finlay  •  Maureen Lipman

American History X (1998) RT 83% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Apr 1999

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tony Kaye
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Edward Furlong  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Avery Brooks

Black Swan (2010) RT 87% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2011

A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Christopher Gartin  •  Mila Kunis  •  Winona Ryder




Trainspotting (1996) RT 90% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 1998

Renton is living the dream and that dream is Heroin. As Renton struggles with the agony and ecstasy of his life we follow him and his increasingly unstable mates. Drinking, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Kevin McKidd

The Green Mile (1999) RT 80% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jun 2000

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  David Morse

Titanic (1997) RT 88% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Sep 2012

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Frances Fisher  •  Billy Zane

In Bruges (2008) RT 84% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jun 2008

Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin McDonagh
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Clémence Poésy

Into the Wild (2007) RT 82% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2008

Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  William Hurt  •  Jena Malone

Shutter Island (2010) RT 68% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jun 2010

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Emily Mortimer

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) RT 93% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 2004

A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Elijah Wood  •  Mark Ruffalo

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