The Woman in Gold (2015)

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Simon Curtis
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Tatiana Maslany  •  Katie Holmes

Hidalgo (2004) RT 47% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Aug 2004

Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Zuleikha Robinson  •  Omar Sharif  •  Adam Alexi-Malle

Lolita (1997) RT 68% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jun 1999

Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Dominique Swain  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Frank Langella

My Name Is Khan (2010) RT 82% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 2010

Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, has Asperger's syndrome. He marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Karan Johar
CAST:  Shahrukh Khan  •  Kajol  •  Jimmy Shergill  •  Zarina Wahab

Magnificent Obsession (1954) RT 90% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 2009

When churlish, spoiled rich man Bob Merrick foolishly wrecks his speed boat, the rescue team resuscitates him with equipment that's therefore unavailable to aid a local hero, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Rock Hudson  •  Barbara Rush  •  Agnes Moorehead

Magnolia (1999) RT 84% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2000

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  William H. Macy  •  John C. Reilly  •  Tom Cruise

Cock Crows at Eleven (1978)

Federico is a child-killer running from the law. Wounded, he is taken in by a 12 year old girl named Simona. Their strange love affair is interrupted by Simona's depressed, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Massimo Pirri
CAST:  Howard Ross  •  Karin Trentephol  •  Lisa Gastoni  •  Mel Ferrer

Nikita (1990)

A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Anne Parillaud  •  Marc Duret  •  Patrick Fontana  •  Alain Lathière

Endless Love (2014) RT 15% / Audience 58%

DVD release: May 2014

A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Shana Feste
CAST:  Alex Pettyfer  •  Gabriella Wilde  •  Robert Patrick  •  Rhys Wakefield

The Magic of Belle Isle (2012) RT 30% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Sep 2012

In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Madeline Carroll  •  Emma Fuhrmann




Empire of the Sun (1987) RT 83% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  John Malkovich  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Nigel Havers

The Last Samurai (2003) RT 66% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2004

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Ken Watanabe  •  William Atherton  •  Chad Lindberg

My Old Lady (2014) RT 60% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Jan 2015

Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Israel Horovitz
CAST:  Maggie Smith  •  Kevin Kline  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Dominique Pinon

A Little Princess (1995) RT 97% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Nov 1997

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Liesel Matthews  •  Eleanor Bron  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Rusty Schwimmer

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) RT 85% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2004

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Paul Bettany  •  James D'Arcy  •  Billy Boyd

Saving Mr. Banks (2013) RT 78% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2014

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  John Lee Hancock
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Tom Hanks  •  Colin Farrell  •  Paul Giamatti

Life Is Beautiful (1997) RT Audience 50%

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Roberto Benigni
CAST:  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Giorgio Cantarini  •  Giustino Durano

Don Juan DeMarco (1994) RT 74% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Jan 1998

John Arnold DeMarco is a man who believes he is Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. Clad in a cape and mask, DeMarco undergoes psychiatric treatment with Dr. Jack ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jeremy Leven
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Marlon Brando  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Géraldine Pailhas

Blue Jasmine (2013) RT 91% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jan 2014

Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Bobby Cannavale

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