A Royal Affair (2012) RT 89% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nikolaj Arcel
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  David Dencik  •  Alicia Vikander  •  Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

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

Philomena (2013) RT 92% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Apr 2014

A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Steve Coogan  •  Michelle Fairley  •  Mare Winningham

Au revoir, les enfants (1987)

A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Gaspard Manesse  •  Raphael Fejtö  •  Francine Racette  •  Philippe Morier-Genoud

Rabbit Hole (2010) RT 86% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 2011

Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cameron Mitchell
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Sandra Oh  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Aaron Eckhart

Thirteen (2003) RT 81% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jan 2004

Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Nikki Reed  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Holly Hunter

Atonement (2007) RT 83% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2008

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  James McAvoy  •  Romola Garai  •  Saoirse Ronan

Changeling (2008) RT 62% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Feb 2009

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Jeffrey Donovan  •  John Malkovich  •  Geoff Pierson

Now Is Good (2012) RT 58% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Jan 2013

A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ol Parker
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Jeremy Irvine  •  Kaya Scodelario  •  Olivia Williams

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) RT 94% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Vallée
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Jared Leto  •  Denis O'Hare




A Little Princess (1995) RT 97% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Nov 1997

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Liesel Matthews  •  Eleanor Bron  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Rusty Schwimmer

The Last Samurai (2003) RT 66% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2004

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Ken Watanabe  •  William Atherton  •  Chad Lindberg

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

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 Descendants (2011) RT 89% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2012

With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Alexander Payne
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Judy Greer  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Shailene Woodley

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

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

Mr. Holmes (2015) RT 88% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Nov 2015

The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Laura Linney  •  Milo Parker  •  Zak Shukor

Jarhead (2005) RT 61% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to the Persian ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Scott MacDonald  •  Lucas Black

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