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

The Sound of Music (1965)

A tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Eleanor Parker  •  Bill Lee

Good Will Hunting (1997) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 1998

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Robin Williams  •  Ben Affleck  •  Stellan Skarsgård

Cloud Atlas (2012) RT 66% / Audience 66%

DVD release: May 2013

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Andy Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski  •  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Halle Berry  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugo Weaving

Life of Pi (2012) RT 87% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2013

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Suraj Sharma  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Ayush Tandon  •  Gautam Belur

The Green Mile (1999) RT 80% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jun 2000

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  David Morse

The Devil Wears Prada (2006) RT 76% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Dec 2006

The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Frankel
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Emily Blunt  •  Stanley Tucci

Into the Wild (2007) RT 82% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2008

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  William Hurt  •  Jena Malone

Midnight in Paris (2011) RT 93% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Dec 2011

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Kurt Fuller  •  Mimi Kennedy

Now You See Me (2013) RT 49% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Sep 2013

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Isla Fisher




The Intouchables (2011) RT 74% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Eric Toledano  •  Olivier Nakache
CAST:  François Cluzet  •  Omar Sy  •  Anne Le Ny  •  Audrey Fleurot

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) RT 91% / Audience 98%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler

Princess Mononoke (1997) RT 92% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 2000

Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Yōji Matsuda  •  Yuriko Ishida  •  Yūko Tanaka  •  Kaoru Kobayashi

American Beauty (1999) RT 88% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jan 2002

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Annette Bening  •  Thora Birch  •  Wes Bentley

Big Fish (2003)

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Albert Finney  •  Billy Crudup  •  Jessica Lange

About Time (2013) RT 69% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Feb 2014

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Bill Nighy  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Tom Hollander

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) RT 92% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 2013

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Robert De Niro  •  Jacki Weaver

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) RT 92% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jun 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Tony Revolori  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Mathieu Amalric

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

Interstellar (2014) RT 71% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2015

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Michael Caine