Waking Life (2001) RT 80% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2002

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Wiley Wiggins  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Julie Delpy  •  Ken Webster

Stranger than Fiction (2006) RT 72% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Feb 2007

Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Queen Latifah

Seven (1995) RT Audience 61%

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  R. Lee Ermey

Oldboy (2003)

With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Chan-wook Park
CAST:  Min-sik Choi  •  Byeong-ok Kim  •  Tae-kyung Oh  •  Oh Dal-Su

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

Primer (2005) RT 71% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2005

Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Shane Carruth
CAST:  Shane Carruth  •  David Sullivan  •  Casey Gooden  •  Anand Upadhyaya

Shutter Island (2010) RT 68% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jun 2010

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Emily Mortimer

The Man from Earth (2007) RT Audience 85%

DVD release: Nov 2007

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Schenkman
CAST:  David Lee Smith  •  Tony Todd  •  John Billingsley  •  Ellen Crawford

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

Spirited Away (2001) RT 97% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Apr 2003

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Rumi Hiiragi  •  Miyu Irino  •  Mari Natsuki  •  Takashi Naitô




Pan's Labyrinth (2006) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: May 2007

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • War
DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Ivana Baquero  •  Maribel Verdú  •  Sergi López  •  Doug Jones

The Matrix (1999) RT 87% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 1999

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Andy Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Hugo Weaving

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

The Dark Knight (2008) RT 94% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 2008

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Heath Ledger  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Michael Caine

Moon (2009) RT 89% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 2010

With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Duncan Jones
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Dominique McElligott  •  Rosie Shaw

Inception (2010) RT 86% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Dec 2010

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Ellen Page  •  Tom Hardy

Gone Girl (2014) RT 88% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2015

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Tyler Perry  •  Neil Patrick Harris

Fight Club (1999) RT 79% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Jun 2000

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Brad Pitt  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Meat Loaf

Memento (2000) RT 92% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife's killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Mark Boone Junior

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