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

Submarine (2011) RT 86% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 2011

15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Ayoade
CAST:  Craig Roberts  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Paddy Considine  •  Noah Taylor

Being John Malkovich (1999) RT 93% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2000

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters it's mad and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  John Cusack  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Mary Kay Place

Mean Girls (2004) RT 83% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Sep 2004

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Lindsay Lohan  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Lacey Chabert  •  Amanda Seyfried

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

Snatch (2000) RT 73% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jul 2001

The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Brad Pitt  •  Stephen Graham  •  Vinnie Jones

Inglourious Basterds (2009) RT 89% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 2009

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Diane Kruger

The Maze Runner (2014) RT 65% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Dec 2014

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Wes Ball
CAST:  Will Poulter  •  Dylan O'Brien  •  Thomas Sangster  •  Kaya Scodelario

Brick (2005) RT 80% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Aug 2006

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Rian Johnson
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Emilie de Ravin  •  Nora Zehetner  •  Lukas Haas




Limitless (2011) RT 70% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jul 2011

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Neil Burger
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Robert De Niro  •  Abbie Cornish  •  Andrew Howard

The Truman Show (1998) RT 94% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 1999

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Laura Linney  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Natascha McElhone

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) RT 79% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Dec 2003

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley

Watchmen (2009) RT 65% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jul 2009

In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Malin Akerman  •  Billy Crudup  •  Carla Gugino  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan

The Departed (2006) RT 91% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2007

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Matt Damon  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Mark Wahlberg

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) RT 78% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 2011

Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Glenn Ficarra  •  John Requa
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Julianne Moore  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Emma Stone

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) RT 80% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2002

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Ben Stiller  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

The Man from Earth (2007) RT Audience 85%

DVD release: Nov 2007

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Schenkman
CAST:  David Lee Smith  •  Tony Todd  •  John Billingsley  •  Ellen Crawford

Trainspotting (1996) RT 90% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 1998

Mark Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Kevin McKidd

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) RT 91% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2007

Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Ken Davitian  •  Luenell  •  Pamela Anderson