Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) RT 76% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Aug 1999

A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Nick Moran  •  Jason Statham

Star Trek (2009) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Nov 2009

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Eric Bana

The Avengers (2012) RT 5% / Audience 15%

DVD release: Jul 2001

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Chris Evans  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Chris Hemsworth

Chicken Run (2000) RT 97% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Nov 2000

Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the american rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Peter Lord  •  Nick Park
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Timothy Spall  •  Imelda Staunton

The Full Monty (1997) RT 95% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Nov 1999

Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Peter Cattaneo
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Mark Addy  •  William Snape  •  Steve Huison

Jurassic Park (1993) RT 93% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Laura Dern  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Richard Attenborough

Despicable Me (2010) RT 81% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Dec 2010

Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Pierre Coffin  •  Chris Renaud
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Jason Segel  •  Russell Brand  •  Julie Andrews

Little Miss Sunshine (2006) RT 91% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Dec 2006

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Abigail Breslin  •  Toni Collette  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Paul Dano

Kick-Ass (2010) RT 76% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2010

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime
DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Christopher Mintz-Plasse  •  Nicolas Cage

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) RT 77% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jun 2001

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  John Turturro  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  John Goodman




Pitch Perfect (2012) RT 80% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Dec 2012

College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jason Moore
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Skylar Astin  •  Ben Platt  •  Brittany Snow

Horrible Bosses (2011) RT 68% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Oct 2011

For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Seth Gordon
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charlie Day  •  Jason Sudeikis

Ice Age (2002) RT 77% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Nov 2002

With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Wedge
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  John Leguizamo  •  Denis Leary  •  Goran Višnjić

The Secret Service (2015)

The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Taron Egerton  •  Michael Caine  •  Mark Strong

Superbad (2007) RT 88% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 2007

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Jonah Hill  •  Michael Cera  •  Christopher Mintz-Plasse  •  Bill Hader

Mary Poppins (1964) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 1998

A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Dick Van Dyke  •  David Tomlinson  •  Glynis Johns

The Santa Clause (1994) RT 75% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Oct 1998

Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  John Pasquin
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Wendy Crewson  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Eric Lloyd

Spider-Man (2002) RT 89% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Nov 2002

After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  James Franco

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

Shrek (2001) RT 88% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2001

It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson  •  Vicky Jenson
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  John Lithgow