The Full Monty (1997) RT 95% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Nov 1999

Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Peter Cattaneo
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Mark Addy  •  William Snape  •  Steve Huison

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) RT 73% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Mar 2002

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Haley Joel Osment  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Sam Robards  •  Jake Thomas

A Fish Called Wanda (1988) RT 93% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 1998

A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Kline  •  Michael Palin

The Theory of Everything (2014) RT 79% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Feb 2015

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Felicity Jones  •  Emily Watson  •  Harry Lloyd  •  David Thewlis

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012) RT 92% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Philosopher Slavoj Žižek and filmmaker Sophie Fiennes reunites for this follow-up to their hit The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, using their interpretation of moving pictures to ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Sophie Fiennes
CAST:  Slavoj Žižek

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jul 2000

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) RT 90% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Life's questions are 'answered' in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam  •  Terry Jones
CAST:  Terry Gilliam  •  Graham Chapman  •  John Cleese  •  Eric Idle

Inside Man (2006) RT 87% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2006

Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

Enter the Void (2010)

This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Gaspar Noé
CAST:  Nathaniel Brown  •  Paz de la Huerta  •  Cyril Roy  •  Masato Tanno

The Departed (2006) RT 91% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2007

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Matt Damon  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Mark Wahlberg




Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003)

An assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance.  (more)

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Apocalypse Now (1979) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Nov 2001

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Marlon Brando  •  Robert Duvall  •  Laurence Fishburne

Ghostbusters (1984) RT 73% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Oct 2016

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Harold Ramis

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) RT 58% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jul 2007

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Ben Whishaw  •  Simon Chandler  •  David Calder  •  Richard Felix

V for Vendetta (2006) RT 73% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Aug 2006

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as “V” conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When V ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James McTeigue
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Stephen Rea  •  Stephen Fry

Perfect Blue (1997) RT 68% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2010

A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Rica Matsumoto  •  Junko Iwao  •  Shinpachi Tsuji  •  Masaaki Ōkura

Predestination (2014) RT 84% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Feb 2015

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Spierig  •  Peter Spierig
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Sarah Snook  •  Noah Taylor  •  Christopher Kirby

Gone with the Wind (1939) RT 94% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2000

The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner is forced to use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty, following Maj. Gen. William Sherman's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Clark Gable  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Thomas Mitchell

Tarzan (1999) RT 88% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Buck  •  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Tony Goldwyn  •  Glenn Close  •  Minnie Driver  •  Brian Blessed

Road to Perdition (2002) RT 81% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Liam Aiken  •  Paul Newman