The Fault in Our Stars (2014) RT 81% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2014

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Josh Boone
CAST:  Shailene Woodley  •  Ansel Elgort  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Nat Wolff

The Way, Way Back (2013)

Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Nat Faxon  •  Jim Rash
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Toni Collette  •  Allison Janney  •  Sam Rockwell

The Fountain (2006) RT 51% / Audience 74%

DVD release: May 2007

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Mark Margolis

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

Forrest Gump (1994) RT 72% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Sally Field  •  Robin Wright  •  Mykelti Williamson

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

Good Will Hunting (1997) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 1998

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Robin Williams  •  Ben Affleck  •  Stellan Skarsgård

Spirited Away (2001) RT 97% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Apr 2003

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Rumi Hiiragi  •  Miyu Irino  •  Mari Natsuki  •  Takashi Naitô

Submarine (2011) RT 86% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 2011

15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Ayoade
CAST:  Craig Roberts  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Paddy Considine  •  Noah Taylor

The Sound of Music (1965)

A tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Eleanor Parker  •  Bill Lee




The King's Speech (2010) RT 95% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Apr 2011

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Tom Hooper
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Guy Pearce

Lost in Translation (2003) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Anna Faris  •  Giovanni Ribisi

Princess Mononoke (1997) RT 92% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 2000

Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Yōji Matsuda  •  Yuriko Ishida  •  Yūko Tanaka  •  Kaoru Kobayashi

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) RT 72% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2009

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Brad Pitt  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Elle Fanning

Pan's Labyrinth (2006) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: May 2007

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • War
DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Ivana Baquero  •  Maribel Verdú  •  Sergi López  •  Doug Jones

Life of Pi (2012) RT 87% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2013

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Suraj Sharma  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Ayush Tandon  •  Gautam Belur

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) RT 91% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 2002

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. ...  (more)

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

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) RT 67% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Mar 2007

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gabriele Muccino
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Thandie Newton  •  Brian Howe  •  James Karen

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

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