The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) RT 74% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Apr 2014

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott

Spider-Man (2002) RT 89% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Nov 2002

After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  James Franco

The Italian Job (2003) RT 73% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Oct 2003

Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime
DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Charlize Theron  •  Jason Statham  •  Edward Norton

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) RT 97% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Sep 1999

King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam  •  Terry Jones
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  John Cleese  •  Eric Idle  •  Michael Palin

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) RT 73% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Mar 2002

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Haley Joel Osment  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Sam Robards  •  Jake Thomas

Jurassic Park (1993) RT 93% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Laura Dern  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Richard Attenborough

Shrek (2001) RT 88% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2001

It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson  •  Vicky Jenson
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  John Lithgow

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 Fall (2008) RT Audience 40%

DVD release: Nov 2010

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tarsem Singh
CAST:  Catinca Untaru  •  Justine Waddell  •  Lee Pace  •  Kim Uylenbroek

Stardust (2007) RT 76% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Dec 2007

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Charlie Cox  •  Claire Danes  •  Robert De Niro  •  Michelle Pfeiffer




Man of Steel (2013) RT 55% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Nov 2013

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Amy Adams  •  Michael Shannon  •  Diane Lane

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2004

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

The Maze Runner (2014) RT 65% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Dec 2014

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Wes Ball
CAST:  Will Poulter  •  Dylan O'Brien  •  Thomas Sangster  •  Kaya Scodelario

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) RT 96% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 2003

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Mireille Enos  •  James Badge Dale  •  Elyes Gabel

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) RT 79% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Dec 2003

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley

Moneyball (2011) RT 94% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jan 2012

The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Bennett Miller
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Jonah Hill  •  Robin Wright  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman

Departures (2008)

Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Yôjirô Takita
CAST:  Masahiro Motoki  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Happy (2011) RT Audience 79%

DVD release: Sep 2012

Happy is a 2011 feature documentary film directed, written, and co-produced by Roko Belic. It explores human happiness through interviews with people from all walks of life in ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Roko Belic
CAST:  Gregory Berns  •  Roy Blanchard  •  Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi  •  The Dalai Lama

Another Earth (2011) RT 64% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Nov 2011

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mike Cahill
CAST:  William Mapother  •  Brit Marling  •  Jordan Baker  •  Flint Beverage