Princess Mononoke (1997) RT 92% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 2000

Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Yōji Matsuda  •  Yuriko Ishida  •  Yūko Tanaka  •  Kaoru Kobayashi

Shutter Island (2010) RT 68% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jun 2010

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Emily Mortimer

The Hunger Games (2012) RT 84% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2012

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Stanley Tucci

Gravity (2013)

Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  George Clooney  •  Ed Harris  •  Orto Ignatiussen

American Beauty (1999) RT 88% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jan 2002

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Annette Bening  •  Thora Birch  •  Wes Bentley

Gone Girl (2014) RT 88% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2015

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Tyler Perry  •  Neil Patrick Harris

The Prestige (2006) RT 76% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Feb 2007

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Scarlett Johansson

Into the Wild (2007) RT 82% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2008

The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  William Hurt  •  Jena Malone

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) RT 92% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 2013

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Robert De Niro  •  Jacki Weaver

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) RT 86% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Feb 2013

15-year-old freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two charismatic senior students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam and her ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Chbosky
CAST:  Logan Lerman  •  Emma Watson  •  Ezra Miller  •  Paul Rudd




About Time (2013) RT 69% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Feb 2014

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Bill Nighy  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Tom Hollander

The Intouchables (2011) RT 74% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Eric Toledano  •  Olivier Nakache
CAST:  François Cluzet  •  Omar Sy  •  Anne Le Ny  •  Audrey Fleurot

Memento (2000) RT 92% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife's killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Mark Boone Junior

Her (2013) RT 95% / Audience 82%

DVD release: May 2014

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Rooney Mara  •  Amy Adams

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) RT 93% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 2004

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Elijah Wood  •  Mark Ruffalo

Inception (2010) RT 86% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Dec 2010

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Ellen Page  •  Tom Hardy