Merry Christmas (2005)

In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Music • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Christian Carion
CAST:  Diane Kruger  •  Natalie Dessay  •  Benno Fürmann  •  Guillaume Canet

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) RT 69% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 2002

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  Brian Henson
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Don Austen  •  Meredith Braun  •  Ed Sanders

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

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

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) RT 92% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his glowing nose, teams up with Hermey, an elf who ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Larry Roemer
CAST:  Burl Ives  •  Billie Mae Richards  •  Larry D. Mann  •  Stan Francis

Driving Miss Daisy (1989) RT 82% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 1997

The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Patti LuPone

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) RT 64% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Nov 1997

It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Johnny Galecki

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

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)

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The Darjeeling Limited (2007) RT 69% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2008

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray




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)

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People Like Us (2012) RT 54% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Oct 2012

It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Alex Kurtzman
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Olivia Wilde  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

Love Actually (2003) RT 63% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 2004

Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory

A Christmas Story (1983) RT 89% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Sep 1999

The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Bob Clark
CAST:  Melinda Dillon  •  Darren McGavin  •  Peter Billingsley  •  Ian Petrella

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

The Straight Story (1999) RT 96% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Nov 2000

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Richard Farnsworth  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Jane Galloway Heitz  •  Joseph A. Carpenter

Corpse Bride (2005)

Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton  •  Mike Johnson
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Emily Watson  •  Tracey Ullman

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) RT Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2009

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Thomas Carter
CAST:  Cuba Gooding, Jr.  •  Kimberly Elise  •  Aunjanue Ellis  •  Ele Bardha

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

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