The Railway Man (2013) RT 67% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Aug 2014

A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Teplitzky
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Colin Firth  •  Jeremy Irvine

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) RT 98% / Audience 90%

DVD release: May 1999

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Marlon Brando  •  Kim Hunter  •  Karl Malden

Selma (2014) RT 99% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2015

"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Carmen Ejogo  •  Andre Holland

Harry Brown (2009) RT 64% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Aug 2010

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Daniel Barber
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Iain Glen  •  Lee Oakes

Rocky IV (1985) RT 39% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Aug 1998

After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sylvester Stallone
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Talia Shire  •  Burt Young  •  Carl Weathers

The Hateful Eight (2015) RT 75% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Mar 2016

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Western
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Bruce Dern  •  Michael Madsen  •  Kurt Russell

Ip Man (2008) RT 84% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2009

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Wilson Yip
CAST:  Donnie Yen  •  Simon Yam  •  Xing Yu  •  Wong Yau-Nam

The Iceman (2012) RT 66% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Sep 2013

The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ariel Vromen
CAST:  Michael Shannon  •  Winona Ryder  •  Ray Liotta  •  Chris Evans

Empire of the Sun (1987) RT 83% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  John Malkovich  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Nigel Havers

Rocky II (1979) RT 73% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Feb 2005

After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sylvester Stallone
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Talia Shire  •  Burt Young  •  Carl Weathers




Rocky III (1982) RT 63% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sylvester Stallone
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Talia Shire  •  Burt Young  •  Carl Weathers

25th Hour (2002) RT 78% / Audience 85%

DVD release: May 2003

In New York City in the days following the events of 9/11, Monty Brogan is a convicted drug dealer about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours of freedom ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Barry Pepper  •  Rosario Dawson

Blue Jasmine (2013) RT 91% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jan 2014

Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Bobby Cannavale

Lincoln (2012) RT 90% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Sally Field  •  David Strathairn  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

A couple of angels, O'Reilly and Jackson, are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine, a spoiled rich girl who has ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Holly Hunter  •  Delroy Lindo

True Romance (1993) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Sep 1997

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Bronson Pinchot

Layer Cake (2004) RT 81% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2005

When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Colm Meaney  •  George Harris  •  Sally Hawkins

Mud (2013) RT 98% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Aug 2013

Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Jeff Nichols
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Tye Sheridan  •  Jacob Lofland  •  Sam Shepard

The Road (2009) RT 75% / Audience 68%

DVD release: May 2010

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Hillcoat
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Kodi Smit-McPhee  •  Robert Duvall  •  Guy Pearce

The Godfather (1972) RT 99% / Audience 98%

DVD release: Oct 2001

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Al Pacino  •  James Caan  •  Richard S. Castellano