Eraserhead (1977)

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Jack Nance  •  Charlotte Stewart  •  Allen Joseph  •  Jeanne Bates

Dead Ringers (1988) RT 83% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Geneviève Bujold  •  Heidi von Palleske  •  Barbara Gordon

Raising Arizona (1987) RT 90% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 1999

The Coen Brothers tell the story of a absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Holly Hunter  •  Trey Wilson  •  John Goodman

Only God Forgives (2013) RT 41% / Audience 37%

DVD release: Oct 2013

Julian, who runs a Thai boxing club as a front organization for his family's drug smuggling operation, is forced by his mother Jenna to find and kill the individual ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Gordon Brown  •  Tom Burke

Candyman (1992) RT 71% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Aug 2001

The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Bernard Rose
CAST:  Virginia Madsen  •  Tony Todd  •  Xander Berkeley  •  Kasi Lemmons

Frank (2014) RT 91% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Dec 2014

A comedy about a young wannabe musician (Domhnall Gleeson) who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Scoot McNairy

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) RT 80% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 2000

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jim Sharman
CAST:  Meat Loaf  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Richard O'Brien

Birdman (2014)

A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Emma Stone  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Edward Norton

Melancholia (2011) RT 79% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Mar 2012

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Charlotte Rampling

Garden State (2004) RT 86% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Dec 2004

Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Zach Braff
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Natalie Portman  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Ian Holm




The Science of Sleep (2006) RT 71% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Feb 2007

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Miou-Miou  •  Alain Chabat

Brazil (1985)

Brazil is a Terry Gilliam dystopic black comedy film that reflects the melancholy, dreamlike quality of a famous Brazilian song that’s been translated into English. The film ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Jonathan Pryce  •  Robert De Niro  •  Katherine Helmond  •  Ian Holm

Cube (1997) RT 62% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Apr 2003

The claustrophobic debut of Canadian director Vincenzo Natali takes seven strangers out of their daily lives and places them mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Vincenzo Natali
CAST:  Nicole de Boer  •  Nicky Guadagni  •  David Hewlett  •  Andrew Miller

Sleepy Hollow (1999) RT 67% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2000

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Casper Van Dien  •  Michael Gough

Burn After Reading (2008) RT 78% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Dec 2008

This is a comedic tale of espionage. An ousted CIA official's memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Brad Pitt

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Pier Paolo Pasolini
CAST:  Paolo Bonacelli  •  Giorgio Cataldi  •  Umberto Paolo Quintavalle  •  Aldo Valletti

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) RT 91% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2007

Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Ken Davitian  •  Luenell  •  Pamela Anderson

Mulholland Drive (2001) RT 82% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2002

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Laura Harring  •  Ann Miller  •  Dan Hedaya

The Cabin in the Woods (2012) RT 92% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Sep 2012

Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Drew Goddard
CAST:  Kristen Connolly  •  Chris Hemsworth  •  Anna Hutchison  •  Fran Kranz

The Dreamers (2003)

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Eva Green  •  Louis Garrel  •  Anna Chancellor