High Crimes (2002) RT 31% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Aug 2002

A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Ashley Judd  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Adam Scott

Calvary (2014) RT 89% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Dec 2014

After being threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Michael McDonagh
CAST:  Chris O'Dowd  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Kelly Reilly  •  Aidan Gillen

Ransom (1996) RT 75% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jan 2002

When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Gary Sinise  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Rene Russo

Barney's Version (2010) RT 80% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 2011

The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard J. Lewis
CAST:  Minnie Driver  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Paul Giamatti

Backdraft (1991) RT 71% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Nov 1998

They say a blast of flames can take a life ... and hide a secret. But now firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey are battling each other over past slights while trying ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Robert De Niro  •  Donald Sutherland  •  William Baldwin

Outbreak (1995)

A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Rene Russo  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Kevin Spacey

Dressed to Kill (1980) RT 84% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A mysterious, tall, blonde woman wearing sunglasses murders one of a psychiatrist's patients, and now she's after the prostitute who witnessed it.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Angie Dickinson  •  Nancy Allen  •  Keith Gordon

The Rainmaker (1997) RT 82% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 1998

When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Danny DeVito  •  Danny Glover  •  Claire Danes

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

The Life of David Gale (2003) RT 19% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2003

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Mann




Cape Fear (1991) RT 76% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Nick Nolte  •  Jessica Lange  •  Juliette Lewis

Hell or High Water (2016)

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller • Western
DIRECTION:  David Mackenzie
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Ben Foster  •  Gil Birmingham

Clear and Present Danger (1994) RT 82% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Oct 1998

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Donald Moffat  •  Willem Dafoe

War Horse (2011) RT 76% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Apr 2012

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Toby Kebbell  •  Emily Watson

Fargo (1996)

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Frances McDormand  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Peter Stormare

Coma (1978)

A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Geneviève Bujold  •  Michael Douglas  •  Elizabeth Ashley  •  Richard Widmark

Red Riding Hood (2011) RT 10% / Audience 39%

DVD release: Jun 2011

Valerie is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry another man – who is wealthy. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and ...  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Amanda Seyfried  •  Gary Oldman  •  Lukas Haas  •  Virginia Madsen

Dead Man Walking (1995) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 1998

A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Sean Penn  •  Robert Prosky  •  Raymond J. Barry

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 Hurt Locker (2008) RT 98% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 2010

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Jeremy Renner  •  Anthony Mackie  •  Brian Geraghty  •  Guy Pearce