Hoop Dreams (1994) RT 98% / Audience 93%

DVD release: May 2000

Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Steve James
CAST:  William Gates  •  Arthur Agee  •  Steve James

Reign Over Me (2007) RT 64% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 2007

A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Binder
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Don Cheadle  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Liv Tyler

Breathe In (2013) RT 55% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Aug 2014

When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Drake Doremus
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Felicity Jones  •  Amy Ryan  •  Mackenzie Davis

Of Mice and Men (1992) RT 96% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gary Sinise
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Gary Sinise  •  Ray Walston  •  Casey Siemaszko

The Lovely Bones (2009) RT 31% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Apr 2010

After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Saoirse Ronan

Toy Story 3 (2010) RT 99% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Nov 2010

Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Lee Unkrich
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Tim Allen  •  Joan Cusack  •  Ned Beatty

Notorious (1946) RT 97% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Mar 2001

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Ingrid Bergman  •  Claude Rains  •  Louis Calhern

Freedom Writers (2007) RT 69% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Apr 2007

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard LaGravenese
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Patrick Dempsey  •  Scott Glenn  •  Imelda Staunton

The Color Purple (1985) RT 88% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2003

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Margaret Avery  •  Danny Glover  •  Akosua Busia

Rebel Without a Cause (1955) RT 96% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2002

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  James Dean  •  Natalie Wood  •  Sal Mineo  •  Ann Doran




Atonement (2007) RT 83% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2008

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  James McAvoy  •  Romola Garai  •  Saoirse Ronan

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) RT 91% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Mulligan
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Mary Badham  •  Phillip Alford  •  Robert Duvall

Boogie Nights (1997) RT 92% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Burt Reynolds  •  John C. Reilly  •  Julianne Moore

After Earth (2013) RT 11% / Audience 36%

DVD release: Oct 2013

One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Jaden Smith  •  Will Smith  •  Sophie Okonedo  •  Zoë Kravitz

Sucker Punch (2011) RT 23% / Audience 47%

DVD release: Jun 2011

A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Emily Browning  •  Abbie Cornish  •  Jena Malone  •  Vanessa Hudgens

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) RT 85% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2004

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture ...  (more)

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Seven Pounds (2008) RT 27% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2009

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gabriele Muccino
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Sarah Jane Morris  •  Woody Harrelson

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jul 2000

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

The Holiday (2006) RT 47% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2007

Two women, one from the United States and one from the United Kingdom, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Kate Winslet  •  Jude Law  •  Jack Black

The Fox and the Hound (1981) RT 69% / Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2000

When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Richard Rich  •  Ted Berman  •  Art Stevens
CAST:  Mickey Rooney  •  Kurt Russell  •  Pearl Bailey  •  Jack Albertson