For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Gian Maria Volonté  •  Klaus Kinski

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) RT 83% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jan 2002

Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Martin Brest
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Judge Reinhold  •  John Ashton  •  Lisa Eilbacher

Sunset Boulevard (1950) RT 98% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Nov 2002

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  William Holden  •  Gloria Swanson  •  Erich von Stroheim  •  Nancy Olson

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

To Catch a Thief (1955) RT 95% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2009

To prevent being accused of the crimes, an ex-burglar must catch a thief who’s been copying his style.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Grace Kelly  •  Jessie Royce Landis  •  Brigitte Auber

Gigi (1958) RT 77% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Apr 1999

A home, a motorcar, servants, the latest fashions: the most eligible and most finicky bachelor (Louis Jourdan) in Paris offers them all to Gigi (Leslie Caron). But she, who's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Leslie Caron  •  Maurice Chevalier  •  Louis Jourdan  •  Hermione Gingold

A Close Shave (1996)

Wallace falls in love with wool-shop owner Wendolene, not suspecting that she (or rather, her dog) is at the head of a fiendish sheep-rustling plot. Gromit is set up and ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Nick Park
CAST:  Peter Sallis  •  Anne Reid

The Goonies (1985) RT 70% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Josh Brolin  •  Jeff Cohen  •  Corey Feldman

Singin' in the Rain (1952) RT 100% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 1997

In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gene Kelly  •  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Gene Kelly  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Jean Hagen

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Billy Dee Williams




The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) RT 94% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 2000

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  William Holden  •  Alec Guinness  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Sessue Hayakawa

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) RT 94% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Sep 1995

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Donna Reed  •  Lionel Barrymore  •  Thomas Mitchell

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

Sabrina (1954) RT 91% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work -- busily running the family corporate empire, he has no time for a wife and family. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  William Holden  •  Walter Hampden

Uncle Buck (1989) RT 64% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jun 1998

As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  John Candy  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Amy Madigan  •  Jean Louisa Kelly

Paris, je t'aime (2006)

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

Scarface (1983) RT 82% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 2003

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Steven Bauer  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

The Aristocats (1970) RT 66% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Apr 2000

When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children—Bonfamille’s beloved family of cats—the butler plots to steal the money and kidnaps the legatees ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Reitherman
CAST:  Phil Harris  •  Sterling Holloway  •  Scatman Crothers  •  Eva Gabor

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) RT 94% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 2000

This classic "Peanuts" tale focuses on the thumb-sucking, blanket-holding Linus, and his touching faith in the "Great Pumpkin." When Linus discovers that no one else believes ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Bill Melendez
CAST:  Christopher Shea  •  Sally Dryer  •  Kathy Steinberg  •  Ann Altieri

The Aviator (2004) RT 87% / Audience 79%

DVD release: May 2005

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Cate Blanchett  •  John C. Reilly  •  Kate Beckinsale