Schindler's List (1993) RT 96% / Audience 97%

DVD release: Mar 2004

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Caroline Goodall

Forrest Gump (1994) RT 72% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Sally Field  •  Robin Wright  •  Mykelti Williamson

The Fault in Our Stars (2014) RT 81% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2014

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Josh Boone
CAST:  Shailene Woodley  •  Ansel Elgort  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Nat Wolff

Up (2009) RT 98% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2009

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Ed Asner  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Jordan Nagai  •  Bob Peterson

The King's Speech (2010) RT 95% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Apr 2011

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Tom Hooper
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Guy Pearce

The Breakfast Club (1985) RT 89% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Five disparate high school students meet in Saturday detention, and discover they have a lot more in common than they thought.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Judd Nelson  •  Molly Ringwald

Good Will Hunting (1997) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 1998

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Robin Williams  •  Ben Affleck  •  Stellan Skarsgård

Before Sunrise (1995) RT 100% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 1999

On his way to Vienna, American Jesse meets Céline, a student returning to Paris. After long conversations forge a surprising connection between them, Jesse convinces Celine to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Julie Delpy  •  Andrea Eckert  •  Hanno Pöschl

Finding Nemo (2003) RT 99% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2013

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Alexander Gould  •  Willem Dafoe

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) RT 86% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Feb 2013

15-year-old freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two charismatic senior students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam and her ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Chbosky
CAST:  Logan Lerman  •  Emma Watson  •  Ezra Miller  •  Paul Rudd




Lost in Translation (2003) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Anna Faris  •  Giovanni Ribisi

Cloud Atlas (2012) RT 66% / Audience 66%

DVD release: May 2013

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Andy Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski  •  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Halle Berry  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugo Weaving

Minority Report (2002) RT 90% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Dec 2002

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Max von Sydow  •  Steve Harris  •  Neal McDonough

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Marc Webb
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Geoffrey Arend

The Intouchables (2011) RT 74% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Eric Toledano  •  Olivier Nakache
CAST:  François Cluzet  •  Omar Sy  •  Anne Le Ny  •  Audrey Fleurot

Life of Pi (2012) RT 87% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2013

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Suraj Sharma  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Ayush Tandon  •  Gautam Belur

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) RT 92% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 2013

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Robert De Niro  •  Jacki Weaver

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Simon Woods

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) RT 91% / Audience 98%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler

Into the Wild (2007) RT 82% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2008

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  William Hurt  •  Jena Malone