Time Bandits (1981) RT 91% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Craig Warnock  •  Sean Connery  •  Shelley Duvall

Whiplash (2014) RT 94% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2015

Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Damien Chazelle
CAST:  Miles Teller  •  J.K. Simmons  •  Melissa Benoist  •  Austin Stowell

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Jack Black  •  Kevin Hart  •  Karen Gillan

Castle in the Sky (1986) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Apr 2003

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Keiko Yokozawa  •  Mayumi Tanaka  •  Minori Terada  •  Kotoe Hatsui

Dogma (1999) RT 67% / Audience 85%

DVD release: May 2000

The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Kevin Smith
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Matt Damon  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Jason Mewes

Stand by Me (1986) RT 91% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Aug 2000

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Wil Wheaton  •  River Phoenix  •  Corey Feldman  •  Jerry O'Connell

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) RT 78% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Nov 2007

Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon

John Carter (2012) RT 51% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jun 2012

John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Taylor Kitsch  •  Mark Strong  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Ciarán Hinds

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) RT 85% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 2003

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Kate Capshaw  •  Jonathan Ke Quan  •  Amrish Puri

The NeverEnding Story (1984) RT 82% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Sep 2001

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Barret Oliver  •  Gerald McRaney  •  Noah Hathaway  •  Drum Garrett




Wild (2014) RT 90% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2015

A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Vallée
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Mo McRae  •  Michiel Huisman  •  Gaby Hoffmann

Porco Rosso (1992)

Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You're introduced to an Italian World War I ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Shûichirô Moriyama  •  Tokiko Katô  •  Sanshi Katsura  •  Tsunehiko Kamijô

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) RT 97% / Audience 97%

DVD release: Nov 1997

While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Eli Wallach  •  Clint Eastwood  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Aldo Giuffrè

Arthur (2011) RT 26% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Jul 2011

A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman, his family doesn't like.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jason Winer
CAST:  Russell Brand  •  Helen Mirren  •  Greta Gerwig  •  Jennifer Garner

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Apr 2001

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alec Guinness  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Jack Hawkins

Romancing the Stone (1984) RT 87% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Danny DeVito  •  Zack Norman

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Freeman  •  Ronald Lacey

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) RT 90% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Oct 2012

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Colin Trevorrow
CAST:  Aubrey Plaza  •  Mark Duplass  •  Jake M. Johnson  •  Karan Soni

Tarzan (1999) RT 88% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Buck  •  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Tony Goldwyn  •  Glenn Close  •  Minnie Driver  •  Brian Blessed

Lilo & Stitch (2002) RT 86% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Dec 2002

A lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo is being raised by her older sister, Nani, after their parents die -- under the watch of social worker Cobra Bubbles. When Lilo adopts a ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois  •  Chris Sanders
CAST:  Daveigh Chase  •  Chris Sanders  •  Tia Carrere  •  David Ogden Stiers