Mediterraneo (1991) RT 77% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Mar 1993

Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Gabriele Salvatores
CAST:  Diego Abatantuono  •  Claudio Bigagli  •  Giuseppe Cederna  •  Claudio Bisio

City Island (2009) RT 81% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Aug 2010

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Raymond De Felitta
CAST:  Andy García  •  Alan Arkin  •  Dominik García-Lorido  •  Emily Mortimer

Brassed Off (1996) RT 79% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Feb 1998

A small Yorkshire mining town is threatened with being shut down and the only hope is for the men to enter their Grimley Colliery Brass Band into a national competition. They ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mark Herman
CAST:  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Stephen Tompkinson

A Knight's Tale (2001) RT 58% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Sep 2001

William Thatcher, a peasant, is sent to apprentice with a Knight named Hector as a young boy. Urged by his father to "change his Stars", he assumes Sir Hector's place in a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Rufus Sewell  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Paul Bettany

Field of Dreams (1989) RT 86% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  James Earl Jones  •  Amy Madigan  •  Timothy Busfield

Akeelah and the Bee (2006) RT 84% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2006

Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Doug Atchison
CAST:  Keke Palmer  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Angela Bassett  •  Curtis Armstrong

Secretariat (2010) RT 63% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jan 2011

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Randall Wallace
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  John Malkovich  •  Scott Glenn  •  Dylan Walsh

Guarding Tess (1994) RT 59% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Doug is a Secret Service Agent who has just completed his stint in charge protecting Tess Carlisle, widow of a former U.S. President, and close personal friend of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Hugh Wilson
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Austin Pendleton  •  Edward Albert

Thelma & Louise (1991) RT 83% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Geena Davis  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Brad Pitt

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) RT 25% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Jun 2009

In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  P. J. Hogan
CAST:  Isla Fisher  •  Hugh Dancy  •  Krysten Ritter  •  Joan Cusack




The Magic of Belle Isle (2012) RT 30% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Sep 2012

In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Madeline Carroll  •  Emma Fuhrmann

Sense and Sensibility (1995) RT 98% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Emma Thompson  •  Hugh Grant  •  Tom Wilkinson

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) RT 68% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Dec 2014

A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Manish Dayal  •  Om Puri  •  Charlotte Lebon

Made in America (1993) RT 29% / Audience 30%

DVD release: Oct 1998

A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Ted Danson  •  Nia Long  •  Will Smith

Begin Again (2013) RT 83% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 2014

A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Carney
CAST:  Adam Levine  •  Keira Knightley  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Hailee Steinfeld

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) RT 71% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Sally Field  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Harvey Fierstein

St. Vincent (2014) RT 78% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Feb 2015

A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Theodore Melfi
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Melissa McCarthy  •  Naomi Watts  •  Chris O'Dowd

Roman Holiday (1953) RT 98% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Nov 2002

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Eddie Albert  •  Hartley Power

Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) RT 81% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Oct 2005

The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Miranda July
CAST:  Miranda July  •  John Hawkes  •  Brandon Ratcliff  •  Miles Thompson

Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) RT 71% / Audience 91%

DVD release: May 2004

Naina is a very serious girl with a very serious life. But one day, her soul is awakened by the happy-go-lucky Aman, who teaches her that life is meant to be lived. Naturally, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Nikhil Advani
CAST:  Shahrukh Khan  •  Jaya Bhaduri  •  Preity Zinta  •  Saif Ali Khan