Black Swan (2010) RT 87% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2011

A journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Christopher Gartin  •  Mila Kunis  •  Winona Ryder

The Blind Side (2009) RT 66% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2010

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Lee Hancock
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Quinton Aaron  •  Kathy Bates  •  Tim McGraw

Dredd (2012) RT 78% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jan 2013

In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Pete Travis
CAST:  Karl Urban  •  Olivia Thirlby  •  Lena Headey  •  Wood Harris

Upstream Color (2013) RT 85% / Audience 70%

DVD release: May 2013

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Shane Carruth
CAST:  Amy Seimetz  •  Shane Carruth  •  Andrew Sensenig  •  Thiago Martins

Stranger than Fiction (2006) RT 72% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Feb 2007

Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Queen Latifah

Gattaca (1997) RT 82% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 1998

Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Romance • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Jude Law  •  Gore Vidal  •  Uma Thurman

28 Days Later (2002) RT 87% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 2003

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Naomie Harris  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Christopher Eccleston

Spring Breakers (2013) RT 67% / Audience 38%

DVD release: Jul 2013

After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Harmony Korine
CAST:  James Franco  •  Selena Gomez  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Ashley Benson

I, Robot (2004) RT 58% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Dec 2004

In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Alan Tudyk  •  James Cromwell  •  Bruce Greenwood

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




The Age of Stupid (2009) RT 73% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Aug 2010

The Age of Stupid is the new movie from Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel) and producer John Battsek (One Day In September). Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History • War
DIRECTION:  Franny Armstrong
CAST:  Pete Postlethwaite

Children of Men (2006) RT 92% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2007

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Michael Caine  •  Julianne Moore  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor

Oldboy (2013)

An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Elizabeth Olsen  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Sharlto Copley

The Help (2011) RT 75% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 2011

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Viola Davis  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Bryce Dallas Howard

Perfect Blue (1997) RT 68% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2010

A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Rica Matsumoto  •  Junko Iwao  •  Shinpachi Tsuji  •  Masaaki Ōkura

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

I Origins (2014) RT 53% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Dec 2014

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mike Cahill
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Brit Marling  •  Astrid Bergès-Frisbey  •  Steven Yeun

Hanna (2011) RT 71% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Sep 2011

A 16-year-old girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe. Tracked by a ruthless operatives, she faces startling revelations ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Eric Bana  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Vicky Krieps

Seven (1995) RT Audience 61%

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  R. Lee Ermey

The Departed (2006) RT 91% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2007

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Matt Damon  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Mark Wahlberg