The Giant Mechanical Man (2012) RT 73% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Oct 2012

An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lee Kirk
CAST:  Jenna Fischer  •  Chris Messina  •  Topher Grace  •  Malin Akerman

Win Win (2011) RT 94% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2011

When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Thomas McCarthy
CAST:  Paul Giamatti  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Amy Ryan  •  Jeffrey Tambor

Our Idiot Brother (2011) RT 68% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Nov 2011

Everybody has one. The sibling who is always just a little bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. For sisters Liz (Emily Mortimer), Miranda ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jesse Peretz
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Emily Mortimer

It Could Happen to You (1994) RT 71% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Oct 2001

Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Rosie Perez  •  Wendell Pierce

A New Leaf (1971) RT 100% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Apr 2014

Henry Graham is a man with a problem: he has run through his entire inheritance, and is completely unequipped to provide for himself. His childhood guardian, Uncle Harry (a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Elaine May
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Elaine May  •  Jack Weston  •  George Rose

Sunshine Cleaning (2008) RT 72% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Aug 2009

A single mom and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Christine Jeffs
CAST:  Amy Adams  •  Emily Blunt  •  Alan Arkin  •  Mary Lynn Rajskub

Benny & Joon (1993) RT 75% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Jan 2001

A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julianne Moore

Lady and the Tramp (1955) RT 89% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Feb 2012

Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady's home make her ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Clyde Geronimi  •  Wilfred Jackson  •  Hamilton Luske
CAST:  Peggy Lee  •  Barbara Luddy  •  Larry Roberts  •  Bill Thompson

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) RT 25% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Jun 2009

In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  P. J. Hogan
CAST:  Isla Fisher  •  Hugh Dancy  •  Krysten Ritter  •  Joan Cusack

Dave (1993) RT 94% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Bill Mitchell is the philandering and distant President of the United States. Dave Kovic is a sweet-natured and caring Temp Agency operator, who by a staggering coincidence ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Frank Langella  •  Kevin Dunn




Sense and Sensibility (1995) RT 98% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Emma Thompson  •  Hugh Grant  •  Tom Wilkinson

FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

When a sprite named Crysta shrinks a human boy, Zak, down to her size, he vows to help the magical fairy folk stop a greedy logging company from destroying their home, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Bill Kroyer
CAST:  Tim Curry  •  Samantha Mathis  •  Christian Slater  •  Robin Williams

Thelma & Louise (1991) RT 83% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Geena Davis  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Brad Pitt

Hitch (2005) RT 69% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jun 2005

Dating coach Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Will Smith) mentors a bumbling client, Albert (Kevin James), who hopes to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta). ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Andy Tennant
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Eva Mendes  •  Amber Valletta  •  Julie Ann Emery

The Croods (2013) RT 70% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Oct 2013

The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Chris Sanders  •  Kirk De Micco
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Emma Stone  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Catherine Keener

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) RT 94% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Sep 1995

George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Donna Reed  •  Lionel Barrymore  •  Thomas Mitchell

The Parent Trap (1961) RT 89% / Audience 74%

DVD release: May 2002

Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  David Swift
CAST:  Hayley Mills  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Brian Keith  •  Charles Ruggles

An American Tail (1986) RT 69% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 2004

A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Don Bluth
CAST:  Phillip Glasser  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Nehemiah Persoff  •  Erica Yohn

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) RT 71% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Sally Field  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Harvey Fierstein

Steel Magnolias (1989) RT 69% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2000

This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Dolly Parton  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Julia Roberts