The Iron Giant (1999) RT 96% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Nov 1999

In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Harry Connick, Jr.  •  Vin Diesel  •  Cloris Leachman

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

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Sumi Shimamoto  •  Mahito Tsujimura  •  Hisako Kyōda  •  Gorō Naya

Woodstock (1970)

An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History • Music
DIRECTION:  Michael Wadleigh
CAST:  Joe Cocker  •  Richie Havens  •  Joan Baez  •  Arlo Guthrie

How I Live Now (2013) RT 67% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Feb 2014

An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Tom Holland  •  Anna Chancellor  •  George MacKay

The Giver (2014)

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Alexander Skarsgård  •  Taylor Swift  •  Meryl Streep  •  Katie Holmes

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) RT 86% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Dec 2012

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Benh Zeitlin
CAST:  Quvenzhané Wallis  •  Dwight Henry  •  Levy Easterly  •  Gina Montana

Tuck Everlasting (2002) RT 61% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Nov 2005

Natalie Babbitt's award winning book for children comes to the screen in a lavish adaptation from Walt Disney Pictures. Winnie Foster (Alexis Bledel) is a girl in her early ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jay Russell
CAST:  Alexis Bledel  •  William Hurt  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Jonathan Jackson

Now Is Good (2012) RT 58% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Jan 2013

A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ol Parker
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Jeremy Irvine  •  Kaya Scodelario  •  Olivia Williams

The Science of Sleep (2006) RT 71% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Feb 2007

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Miou-Miou  •  Alain Chabat




Edward Scissorhands (1990) RT 89% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Dec 2001

A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Winona Ryder  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Alan Arkin

Maleficent (2014) RT 50% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Nov 2014

The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Stromberg
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Elle Fanning  •  Juno Temple  •  Sharlto Copley

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

The Wizard of Oz (1939) RT 99% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Frank Morgan  •  Ray Bolger  •  Bert Lahr

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) RT Audience 92%

DVD release: Oct 2003

Anjali is left heartbroken when her best friend and secret crush, Rahul, falls in love with Tina. Years later, Tina's young daughter tries to fulfil her mother's last wish of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Karan Johar
CAST:  Shahrukh Khan  •  Kajol  •  Rani Mukerji  •  Salman Khan

Collateral (2004) RT 86% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Dec 2004

Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Mark Ruffalo

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) RT 76% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Apr 2006

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson
CAST:  Georgie Henley  •  Skandar Keynes  •  William Moseley  •  Anna Popplewell

Barefoot (2014) RT 14% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Apr 2014

The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Andrew Fleming
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Scott Speedman  •  J.K. Simmons  •  Treat Williams

In Your Eyes (2014) RT Audience 33%

Two seemingly unconnected souls from different corners of the United States make a telepathic bond that allows them to see, hear and feel the other's experiences, creating a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Brin Hill
CAST:  Zoe Kazan  •  Michael Stahl-David  •  Nikki Reed  •  Jennifer Grey

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