After Earth (2013) RT 11% / Audience 36%

DVD release: Oct 2013

One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Jaden Smith  •  Will Smith  •  Sophie Okonedo  •  Zoë Kravitz

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

The Fox and the Hound (1981) RT 69% / Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2000

When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Richard Rich  •  Ted Berman  •  Art Stevens
CAST:  Mickey Rooney  •  Kurt Russell  •  Pearl Bailey  •  Jack Albertson

Notorious (1946) RT 97% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Mar 2001

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Ingrid Bergman  •  Claude Rains  •  Louis Calhern

The Parent Trap (1961) RT 89% / Audience 74%

DVD release: May 2002

Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  David Swift
CAST:  Hayley Mills  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Brian Keith  •  Charles Ruggles

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

A Werewolf Boy (2012) RT 100% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Aug 2013

Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back ...  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jo Sung-hee
CAST:  Song Joong Ki  •  Park Bo-young  •  YeonSeok Yoo  •  Lee Young-Ran

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) RT 89% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Darlene Cates

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) RT 94% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Vallée
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Jared Leto  •  Denis O'Hare

Léon: The Professional (1994)

Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Natalie Portman  •  Gary Oldman  •  Danny Aiello




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

Frankenweenie (2012) RT 87% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Jan 2013

When a car hits young Victor's pet dog Sparky, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Charlie Tahan  •  Winona Ryder  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Martin Short

Toy Story 2 (1999) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggen, owner of Al's Toy Barn ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  John Lasseter
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Tim Allen  •  Kelsey Grammer  •  Joan Cusack

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

Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) RT 80% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2002

A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Eric Stoltz  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Lea Thompson  •  Chynna Phillips

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

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

Lady and the Tramp (1955) RT 89% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Feb 2012

Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady's home make her ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Clyde Geronimi  •  Wilfred Jackson  •  Hamilton Luske
CAST:  Peggy Lee  •  Barbara Luddy  •  Larry Roberts  •  Bill Thompson

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) RT 62% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2010

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Joan Allen  •  Jason Alexander  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa