My Name Is Khan (2010) RT 82% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 2010

Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, has Asperger's syndrome. He marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Karan Johar
CAST:  Shahrukh Khan  •  Kajol  •  Jimmy Shergill  •  Zarina Wahab

Endless Love (2014) RT 15% / Audience 58%

DVD release: May 2014

A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Shana Feste
CAST:  Alex Pettyfer  •  Gabriella Wilde  •  Robert Patrick  •  Rhys Wakefield

Unconditional (2012) RT 67% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 2013

Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she’s happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she’s told and illustrated since ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Brent McCorkle
CAST:  Lynn Collins  •  Michael Ealy  •  Bruce McGill  •  Kwesi Boakye

The Color Purple (1985) RT 88% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2003

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Margaret Avery  •  Danny Glover  •  Akosua Busia

Eat Pray Love (2010) RT 36% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Nov 2010

Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ryan Murphy
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  James Franco  •  Javier Bardem  •  Billy Crudup

Calendar Girls (2003) RT 74% / Audience 67%

DVD release: May 2004

Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Nigel Cole
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Julie Walters  •  John Alderton  •  Linda Bassett

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) RT Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2009

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Thomas Carter
CAST:  Cuba Gooding, Jr.  •  Kimberly Elise  •  Aunjanue Ellis  •  Ele Bardha

Driving Miss Daisy (1989) RT 82% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 1997

The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Patti LuPone

Saving Mr. Banks (2013) RT 78% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2014

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  John Lee Hancock
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Tom Hanks  •  Colin Farrell  •  Paul Giamatti

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




The Darjeeling Limited (2007) RT 69% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2008

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray

The Straight Story (1999) RT 96% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Nov 2000

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Richard Farnsworth  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Jane Galloway Heitz  •  Joseph A. Carpenter

A Good Year (2006) RT 26% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Feb 2007

Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle's vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Freddie Highmore  •  Albert Finney  •  Marion Cotillard

Corpse Bride (2005)

Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton  •  Mike Johnson
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Emily Watson  •  Tracey Ullman

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

Belle (2013) RT 83% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 2014

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Amma Asante
CAST:  Gugu Mbatha-Raw  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Sarah Gadon

An Education (2009) RT 94% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2010

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Olivia Williams  •  Alfred Molina  •  Cara Seymour

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

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Daldry
CAST:  Thomas Horn  •  Tom Hanks  •  Sandra Bullock  •  John Goodman

Cinderella Man (2005) RT 80% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Dec 2005

The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Craig Bierko