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

Born Free (1966) RT 94% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2003

At a national park in Kenya, English game warden George Adamson and his wife, Joy, care for three orphaned lion cubs. After the two larger lions are shipped off to a zoo in ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  James Hill
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Bill Travers  •  Geoffrey Keen  •  Peter Lukoye

To Sir, with Love (1967) RT 92% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  James Clavell
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Judy Geeson  •  Christian Roberts  •  Suzy Kendall

Sunset Boulevard (1950) RT 98% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Nov 2002

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  William Holden  •  Gloria Swanson  •  Erich von Stroheim  •  Nancy Olson

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) RT 76% / Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2012

After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lynne Ramsay
CAST:  John C. Reilly  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Ezra Miller  •  Siobhan Fallon

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) RT 98% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Oct 2009

A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  David Hand
CAST:  Stuart Buchanan  •  Adriana Caselotti  •  Eddie Collins  •  Pinto Colvig

Grease (1978) RT 77% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to ...  (more)

GENRES: Romance
DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Olivia Newton-John  •  Stockard Channing  •  Jeff Conaway

Gone with the Wind (1939) RT 94% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2000

The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner is forced to use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty, following Maj. Gen. William Sherman's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Clark Gable  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Thomas Mitchell

There Will Be Blood (2007) RT 91% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 2008

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Paul Dano  •  Dillon Freasier  •  Ciarán Hinds




Some Like It Hot (1959) RT 96% / Audience 94%

DVD release: May 2001

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Tony Curtis  •  Jack Lemmon  •  George Raft

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

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

The Untouchables (1987) RT 80% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 2001

Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Sean Connery  •  Robert De Niro  •  Andy García

The Aviator (2004) RT 87% / Audience 79%

DVD release: May 2005

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Cate Blanchett  •  John C. Reilly  •  Kate Beckinsale

The Lion King (1994) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Oct 2003

A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Roger Allers
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Matthew Broderick  •  James Earl Jones  •  Jeremy Irons

Lost Horizon (1937) RT 100% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 1999

British diplomat Robert Conway and a small group of civilians crash land in the Himalayas, and are rescued by the people of the mysterious, Eden-like valley of Shangri-la. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Edward Everett Horton  •  John Howard

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) RT 98% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2002

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Erika Eleniak

Vertigo (1958) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 1998

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Kim Novak  •  Barbara Bel Geddes  •  Tom Helmore

The Great Gatsby (2013) RT 48% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Aug 2013

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Joel Edgerton