Sleuth (1972) RT 96% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jan 1998

A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover – but things aren’t exactly as they seem.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Michael Caine  •  Alec Cawthorne  •  John Matthews

The Best Offer (2013) RT 56% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Apr 2014

Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Giuseppe Tornatore
CAST:  Geoffrey Rush  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Sylvia Hoeks  •  Donald Sutherland

Insomnia (2002) RT 92% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Al Pacino  •  Robin Williams  •  Maura Tierney

Premonition (2004) RT 8% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Jul 2005

While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Norio Tsuruta
CAST:  Hiroshi Mikami  •  Noriko Sakai  •  Maki Horikita  •  Mayumi Ono

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I (2010)

Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Gosford Park (2001) RT 86% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 2002

Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Clive Owen  •  Maggie Smith  •  Geraldine Somerville

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) RT 86% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2012

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Rooney Mara  •  Robin Wright

The Devil's Advocate (1997) RT 67% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Nov 1998

A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Al Pacino  •  Charlize Theron  •  Jeffrey Jones

Fracture (2007) RT 71% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Aug 2007

A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Ryan Gosling  •  David Strathairn  •  Embeth Davidtz

Jaws (1975)

An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Lorraine Gary




Roxanne (1987) RT 88% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Rick Rossovich  •  Shelley Duvall

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) RT 86% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 2014

A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  John Hurt

Thank You for Smoking (2005) RT 86% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Oct 2006

Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Maria Bello  •  Cameron Bright  •  Adam Brody

The Illusionist (2006) RT 74% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Jan 2007

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Neil Burger
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Jessica Biel  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Rufus Sewell

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) RT Audience 84%

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Shane Black
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Val Kilmer  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Corbin Bernsen

Let the Right One In (2008) RT 98% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Mar 2009

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror
DIRECTION:  Tomas Alfredson
CAST:  Kåre Hedebrant  •  Lina Leandersson  •  Per Ragnar  •  Henrik Dahl

The Hunt for Red October (1990) RT 86% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 1998

A new, technologically-superior Soviet sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Scott Glenn  •  Sam Neill

The Mist (2007) RT 73% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Mar 2008

After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Laurie Holden  •  Toby Jones

A Bug's Life (1998) RT 92% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 1999

On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  John Lasseter
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Phyllis Diller

The Game (1997) RT 72% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jun 2000

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Sean Penn  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Rebhorn