The Return of the Living Dead (1985) RT 91% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Aug 2002

When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Dan O'Bannon
CAST:  Clu Gulager  •  James Karen  •  Don Calfa  •  Thom Mathews

Sunshine (2007) RT 76% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jan 2008

Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Rose Byrne  •  Chris Evans  •  Michelle Yeoh

The Island (2005) RT 40% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Dec 2005

In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Sean Bean

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Ian McDiarmid

Geostorm (2017)

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Dean Devlin
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Alexandra Maria Lara  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Abbie Cornish

The Conjuring (2013)

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Wan
CAST:  Patrick Wilson  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Lili Taylor  •  Ron Livingston

Total Recall (1990) RT 82% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Aug 2000

Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Sharon Stone  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Ronny Cox

The Purge (2013) RT 37% / Audience 36%

DVD release: Oct 2013

Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James DeMonaco
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Max Burkholder  •  Adelaide Kane

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

Alien (1979) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jan 2004

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Harry Dean Stanton




Pitch Black (2000) RT 57% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Oct 2000

When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Twohy
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Cole Hauser  •  Rhiana Griffith

The Descent (2005) RT 85% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Dec 2006

After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Horror
DIRECTION:  Neil Marshall
CAST:  Shauna Macdonald  •  Natalie Mendoza  •  Alex Reid  •  Saskia Mulder

Serenity (2005) RT 82% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Dec 2005

When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Nathan Fillion  •  Gina Torres  •  Alan Tudyk  •  Morena Baccarin

Elysium (2013) RT 67% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Dec 2013

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Jodie Foster  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Alice Braga

It (1990) RT Audience 99%

A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends ...  (more)

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Halloween (1978) RT 92% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 1997

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween Night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Nancy Kyes  •  P. J. Soles

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) RT 94% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Heather Langenkamp  •  Johnny Depp  •  Ronee Blakley

The Blair Witch Project (1999) RT 86% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Oct 1999

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Eduardo Sánchez  •  Daniel Myrick
CAST:  Heather Donahue  •  Joshua Leonard  •  Michael C. Williams  •  Bob Griffith

Disturbia (2007) RT 69% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Aug 2007

Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  D.J. Caruso
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Sarah Roemer  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  David Morse

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  David Prowse