Mediterraneo (1991) RT 77% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Mar 1993

Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Gabriele Salvatores
CAST:  Diego Abatantuono  •  Claudio Bigagli  •  Giuseppe Cederna  •  Claudio Bisio

City Island (2009) RT 81% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Aug 2010

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Raymond De Felitta
CAST:  Andy García  •  Alan Arkin  •  Dominik García-Lorido  •  Emily Mortimer

Brassed Off (1996) RT 79% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Feb 1998

A small Yorkshire mining town is threatened with being shut down and the only hope is for the men to enter their Grimley Colliery Brass Band into a national competition. They ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mark Herman
CAST:  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Stephen Tompkinson

A Knight's Tale (2001) RT 58% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Sep 2001

William Thatcher, a peasant, is sent to apprentice with a Knight named Hector as a young boy. Urged by his father to "change his Stars", he assumes Sir Hector's place in a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Rufus Sewell  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Paul Bettany

Field of Dreams (1989) RT 86% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  James Earl Jones  •  Amy Madigan  •  Timothy Busfield

Akeelah and the Bee (2006) RT 84% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2006

Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Doug Atchison
CAST:  Keke Palmer  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Angela Bassett  •  Curtis Armstrong

Secretariat (2010) RT 63% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jan 2011

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Randall Wallace
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  John Malkovich  •  Scott Glenn  •  Dylan Walsh

Guarding Tess (1994) RT 59% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Doug is a Secret Service Agent who has just completed his stint in charge protecting Tess Carlisle, widow of a former U.S. President, and close personal friend of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Hugh Wilson
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Austin Pendleton  •  Edward Albert

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

Made in America (1993) RT 29% / Audience 30%

DVD release: Oct 1998

A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Ted Danson  •  Nia Long  •  Will Smith




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

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

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) RT 68% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Dec 2014

A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Manish Dayal  •  Om Puri  •  Charlotte Lebon

Begin Again (2013) RT 83% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 2014

Gretta's celebrity boyfriend breaks up with her after a long-term relationship, leaving the singer to find success on her own. With the help of record producer, Dan and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Carney
CAST:  Adam Levine  •  Keira Knightley  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Hailee Steinfeld

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

St. Vincent (2014) RT 78% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Feb 2015

A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Theodore Melfi
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Melissa McCarthy  •  Naomi Watts  •  Chris O'Dowd

Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) RT 81% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Oct 2005

The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Miranda July
CAST:  Miranda July  •  John Hawkes  •  Brandon Ratcliff  •  Miles Thompson

Roman Holiday (1953) RT 98% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Nov 2002

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Eddie Albert  •  Hartley Power

Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) RT 71% / Audience 91%

DVD release: May 2004

Naina is a very serious girl with a very serious life. But one day, her soul is awakened by the happy-go-lucky Aman, who teaches her that life is meant to be lived. Naturally, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Nikhil Advani
CAST:  Shahrukh Khan  •  Jaya Bhaduri  •  Preity Zinta  •  Saif Ali Khan

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