Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) RT 59% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Nov 2005

After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith are stuck in a huge rut. Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Brad Pitt  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Adam Brody

Julie & Julia (2009) RT 75% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Dec 2009

Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Amy Adams  •  Chris Messina  •  Stanley Tucci

As Good as It Gets (1997) RT 86% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 1998

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Helen Hunt  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Roman Holiday (1953) RT 98% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Nov 2002

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Eddie Albert  •  Hartley Power

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) RT 63% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Three children evacuated from London during World War II are forced to stay with an eccentric spinster (Eglantine Price). The children's initial fears disappear when they find ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  David Tomlinson  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Sam Jaffe

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Emile Ardolino
CAST:  Jennifer Grey  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Cynthia Rhodes  •  Jerry Orbach

The Bucket List (2007) RT 40% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jun 2008

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Sean Hayes  •  Beverly Todd

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Western
DIRECTION:  Kelly Asbury  •  Lorna Cook
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  James Cromwell  •  Daniel Studi  •  Chopper Bernet

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) RT 78% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Sep 2012

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Madden
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Maggie Smith  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Judi Dench

When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

During their travel from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally debate whether or not sex ruins a friendship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Billy Crystal  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Bruno Kirby




Anastasia (1997) RT 85% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 1999

This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Don Bluth  •  Gary Goldman
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Meg Ryan  •  Kelsey Grammer  •  Christopher Lloyd

Barfi (2012)

He is cute. He's shrewd. The girls love him. The cops hate him. He can't speak but is always talked about. His naughty antics will make you scream, but he will never listen. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Anurag Basu
CAST:  Priyanka Chopra  •  Ranbir Kapoor  •  Ileana D'Cruz  •  Sumona Chakravarti

We Bought a Zoo (2011) RT 66% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Apr 2012

Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Thomas Haden Church  •  Colin Ford

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

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

The Kings of Summer (2013) RT 76% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Sep 2013

Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jordan Vogt-Roberts
CAST:  Nick Robinson  •  Gabriel Basso  •  Moisés Arias  •  Alison Brie

Sleepless in Seattle (1993) RT 72% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jun 1997

A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Meg Ryan  •  Bill Pullman  •  Ross Malinger

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) RT 86% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 2014

A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  John Hurt

The Full Monty (1997) RT 95% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Nov 1999

Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Peter Cattaneo
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Mark Addy  •  William Snape  •  Steve Huison

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) RT 80% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2002

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Ben Stiller  •  Gwyneth Paltrow