Beauty and the Beast (1991) RT 93% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gary Trousdale  •  Kirk Wise
CAST:  Paige O'Hara  •  Robby Benson  •  Richard White  •  Jerry Orbach

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

The Blues Brothers (1980) RT 85% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Aug 2005

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Music
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Belushi  •  Cab Calloway  •  Carrie Fisher

Cinderella (1950) RT 97% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Oct 2005

Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother's wand, Cinderella's rags are ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Clyde Geronimi  •  Wilfred Jackson  •  Hamilton Luske
CAST:  Ilene Woods  •  Eleanor Audley  •  Verna Felton  •  Rhoda Williams

The Lion King (1994) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Oct 2003

A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Roger Allers
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Matthew Broderick  •  James Earl Jones  •  Jeremy Irons

The Big Lebowski (1998) RT 81% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Oct 1998

Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  John Goodman  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Julianne Moore

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  George C. Scott  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Slim Pickens

Young Frankenstein (1974) RT 93% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 1998

A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Marty Feldman  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Cloris Leachman

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Peter Cushing

Blazing Saddles (1974) RT 90% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 1997

A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Cleavon Little  •  Gene Wilder  •  Mel Brooks  •  Madeline Kahn




Airplane! (1980) RT 97% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  David Zucker  •  Jim Abrahams  •  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Robert Hays  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  •  Lloyd Bridges

The Hunt for Red October (1990) RT 86% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 1998

A new, technologically-superior Soviet sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Scott Glenn  •  Sam Neill

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

Taxi Driver (1976) RT 99% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jun 1999

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jodie Foster

Alien (1979) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jan 2004

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Harry Dean Stanton

Toy Story (1995) RT 100% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  John Lasseter
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Tim Allen  •  Don Rickles  •  Jim Varney

Goodfellas (1990) RT 96% / Audience 97%

DVD release: Mar 1997

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Ray Liotta  •  Joe Pesci  •  Lorraine Bracco

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

Reservoir Dogs (1992) RT 90% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Nov 2002

A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Tim Roth  •  Michael Madsen  •  Chris Penn

Beetlejuice (1988) RT 81% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Jun 1997

Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Geena Davis  •  Annie McEnroe