Rushmore (1998) RT 89% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Jun 1999

Max Fischer, a precocious and eccentric 15 year-old, who is both Rushmore's most extracurricular and least scholarly student; Herman Blume, a disillusioned industrialist who ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray  •  Olivia Williams  •  Seymour Cassel

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) RT 67% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Mar 2008

Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Goran Dukic
CAST:  Patrick Fugit  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Will Arnett  •  Tom Waits

Anastasia (1997) RT 85% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 1999

This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Don Bluth  •  Gary Goldman
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Meg Ryan  •  Kelsey Grammer  •  Christopher Lloyd

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

Penelope (2006)

Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul mate when she's sequestered ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mark Palansky
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  James McAvoy  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Peter Dinklage

Chicken Run (2000) RT 97% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Nov 2000

Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the american rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Peter Lord  •  Nick Park
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Timothy Spall  •  Imelda Staunton

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Abdellatif Kechiche
CAST:  Léa Seydoux  •  Adèle Exarchopoulos  •  Catherine Salée  •  Jeremie Laheurte

My Neighbor Totoro (1988) RT 93% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Noriko Hidaka  •  Hitoshi Takagi  •  Chika Sakamoto  •  Shigesato Itoi

The Princess Bride (1987) RT 97% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Jan 1999

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Cary Elwes  •  Robin Wright  •  Chris Sarandon

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) RT 80% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2002

An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he has a terminal illness.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Ben Stiller  •  Gwyneth Paltrow




Moonrise Kingdom (2012) RT 94% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Oct 2012

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bill Murray  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton

Amélie (2001)

At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Rufus  •  Jamel Debbouze

Big Fish (2003)

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Albert Finney  •  Billy Crudup  •  Jessica Lange

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) RT 92% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jun 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Tony Revolori  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Mathieu Amalric

Midnight in Paris (2011) RT 93% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Dec 2011

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Kurt Fuller  •  Mimi Kennedy

Primer (2004) RT 71% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2005

Friends/fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage that reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they accidentally discover that it has some ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Shane Carruth
CAST:  Shane Carruth  •  David Sullivan  •  Casey Gooden  •  Anand Upadhyaya

Frozen (2013) RT 89% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2014

Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Buck  •  Jennifer Lee
CAST:  Kristen Bell  •  Idina Menzel  •  Jonathan Groff  •  Josh Gad

Shaun of the Dead (2004) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Dec 2004

Shaun of the Dead is a humorous homage to Zombie movies from director Edgar Wright; an outrageous romantic comedy with zombies.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Lucy Davis

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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