North by Northwest (1959) RT 100% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Aug 2000

Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  James Mason  •  Jessie Royce Landis

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Apr 2001

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alec Guinness  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Jack Hawkins

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

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) RT 98% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2002

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Erika Eleniak

The Terminator (1984) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Sep 1997

In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Michael Biehn  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Paul Winfield

Gone with the Wind (1939) RT 94% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2000

The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner is forced to use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty, following Maj. Gen. William Sherman's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Clark Gable  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Thomas Mitchell

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Giuseppe Tornatore
CAST:  Philippe Noiret  •  Jacques Perrin  •  Marco Leonardi  •  Salvatore Cascio

Highlander (1986) RT 69% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2000

He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Russell Mulcahy
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Roxanne Hart  •  Clancy Brown  •  Sean Connery

Rocky (1976) RT 93% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 2006

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Talia Shire  •  Burt Young  •  Carl Weathers

Carrie (1976) RT 93% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Sep 1998

Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Sissy Spacek  •  Piper Laurie  •  Amy Irving  •  William Katt




Psycho (1960) RT 96% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Mar 2001

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Vera Miles  •  John Gavin  •  Janet Leigh

The Maltese Falcon (1941) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2000

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

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

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) RT 97% / Audience 97%

DVD release: Nov 1997

While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Eli Wallach  •  Clint Eastwood  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Aldo Giuffrè

An Affair to Remember (1957) RT 64% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2008

Nickie Ferrante's return to New York to marry a rich heiress is well publicized as are his many antics and affairs. He meets a nightclub singer Terry McKay who is also on her ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Richard Denning  •  Neva Patterson

Full Metal Jacket (1987) RT 95% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jun 1999

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  R. Lee Ermey

The Wizard of Oz (1939) RT 99% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Frank Morgan  •  Ray Bolger  •  Bert Lahr

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

Ghost (1990) RT 74% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Demi Moore  •  Tony Goldwyn  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) RT 86% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Aug 2015

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy. Bathsheba Everdene, attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Juno Temple  •  Michael Sheen  •  Tom Sturridge