Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) RT 62% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2010

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Joan Allen  •  Jason Alexander  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

The Act of Killing (2012) RT 96% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Dec 2013

In a place where killers are celebrated as heroes, these filmmakers challenge unrepentant death-squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The result is a surreal, ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Joshua Oppenheimer  •  Christine Cynn
CAST:  Haji Anif  •  Syamsul Arifin  •  Herman Koto  •  Sakhyan Asmara

The Great Gatsby (2013) RT 48% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Aug 2013

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Joel Edgerton

The Painted Veil (2006) RT 74% / Audience 85%

DVD release: May 2007

A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.  (more)

GENRES: Romance
DIRECTION:  John Curran
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Juliet Howland  •  Naomi Watts  •  Ian Renwick

Marley & Me (2008) RT 63% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2009

A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  David Frankel
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Eric Dane  •  Kathleen Turner

Gran Torino (2008) RT 79% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jun 2009

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  John Carroll Lynch  •  Geraldine Hughes  •  Brian Haley

Fruitvale Station (2013) RT 94% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2014

The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ryan Coogler
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Melonie Diaz  •  Ahna O'Reilly

The Lion King (1994) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Oct 2003

A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Roger Allers
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Matthew Broderick  •  James Earl Jones  •  Jeremy Irons

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Abdellatif Kechiche
CAST:  Léa Seydoux  •  Adèle Exarchopoulos  •  Catherine Salée  •  Aurélien Recoing

Les Misérables (2012)

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Tom Hooper
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Russell Crowe  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Amanda Seyfried




Brokeback Mountain (2005) RT 87% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Apr 2006

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Randy Quaid  •  Michelle Williams

The Fault in Our Stars (2014) RT 81% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2014

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Josh Boone
CAST:  Shailene Woodley  •  Ansel Elgort  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Nat Wolff

Requiem for a Dream (2000) RT 78% / Audience 93%

DVD release: May 2001

The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Jared Leto  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Marlon Wayans

Titanic (1997) RT 88% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Sep 2012

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Frances Fisher  •  Billy Zane

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) RT 67% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Mar 2007

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gabriele Muccino
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Thandie Newton  •  Brian Howe  •  James Karen

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Marc Webb
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Geoffrey Arend

Dead Poets Society (1989) RT 85% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Nov 1998

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Gale Hansen

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

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

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