Top Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent The Blind Side on DVD The Blind Side
Synopsis
In this sports drama based on a true story, affluent couple Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy take in Michael, a homeless teenager. Leigh Anne helps him catch up academically and nurtures his growth into a football powerhouse.
Cast
Cast
Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Tim McGraw, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon, Kim Dickens, Adriane Lenox, Kathy Bates, Catherine Dyer
Director
Director
John Lee Hancock
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Football, Biographies, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on DVD The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Synopsis
David Fincher directs this Oscar-nominated tale of Benjamin Button -- a man who was born old and wrinkled but grows younger as the years go by -- with a screenplay adapted from a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas, Josh Stewart, Elle Fanning, Ed Metzger, Faune A. Chambers, Madisen Beaty, Donna DuPlantier, Joeanna Sayler, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Fiona Hale
Director
Director
David Fincher
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent No Country for Old Men on DVD No Country for Old Men
Synopsis
While hunting in the desert, Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon a drug deal gone bad and takes off with $2 million in cash. With a psychotic hit man hot on his trail, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues.
Cast
Cast
Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Root, Garret Dillahunt, Tess Harper
Director
Director
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Suspense, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Up in the Air on DVD Up in the Air
Synopsis
Ryan Bingham racks up miles flying around the country firing employees on behalf of companies. But he faces losing the job he savors to recent college grad Natalie Keener -- and losing the ability to escape emotional ties to anything.
Cast
Cast
George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Amy Morton, Melanie Lynskey, J.K. Simmons, Sam Elliott, Danny McBride, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Lowell
Director
Director
Jason Reitman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Social Network on DVD The Social Network
Synopsis
Director David Fincher's biographical drama chronicles the rise of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from Harvard student to Internet superstar. As the entrepreneur is driven to succeed, his personal relationships suffer and he lands in legal trouble.
Cast
Cast
Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, John Getz, David Selby, Denise Grayson, Douglas Urbanski, Rooney Mara
Director
Director
David Fincher
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Slumdog Millionaire on DVD Slumdog Millionaire
Synopsis
After coming within one question of winning a fortune on a game show, an uneducated young "slumdog" is accused of cheating and arrested. While in custody, he accounts for knowing all the answers by reflecting on his hardscrabble life.
Cast
Cast
Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Ankur Vikal, Saurabh Shukla, Mahesh Manjrekar, Sanchita Couhdary, Himanshu Tyagi
Director
Director
Danny Boyle
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent The Notebook on DVD The Notebook
Synopsis
Two young lovers are torn apart by war and class differences in the 1940s in this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel. Their story is told by a man who, years later, reads from a notebook while he visits a woman in a nursing home.
Cast
Cast
Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands, James Marsden, Kevin Connolly, Sam Shepard, Joan Allen, David Thornton, Tim Ivey, Starletta DuPois, Anthony-Michael Q. Thomas, Ed Grady, Jennifer Echols, Renée Amber
Director
Director
Nick Cassavetes
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters, Period Pieces
Rent Invictus on DVD Invictus
Synopsis
This drama based on real-life events tells the story of what happened after the end of apartheid when newly elected President Nelson Mandela used the 1995 World Cup rugby matches to unite his people in South Africa.
Cast
Cast
Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern, Julian Lewis Jones, Adojoa Andoh, Marguerite Wheatley, Leleti Khumalo, Patrick Lyster, Penny Downie
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Social Issue Dramas, Sports Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Gone Baby Gone on DVD Gone Baby Gone
Synopsis
When a 4-year-old girl vanishes from a rough Boston neighborhood and cops offer little help, her family hires two private detectives to find answers. But the gumshoes face moral dilemmas as the case becomes increasingly complex.
Cast
Cast
Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, John Ashton, Amy Ryan, Amy Madigan, Titus Welliver, Michael K. Williams, Edi Gathegi
Director
Director
Ben Affleck
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Mystery, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Twilight on DVD Twilight
Synopsis
When Bella Swan moves in with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. But in spite of Edward's repeated cautions, she can't help but fall in love with him.
Cast
Cast
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Cam Gigandet, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Sarah Clarke, Justin Chon, Christian Serratos, Michael Welch
Director
Director
Catherine Hardwicke
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Teen Romance, Teen Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Shutter Island on DVD Shutter Island
Synopsis
When Teddy Daniels -- a World War II veteran turned U.S. marshal -- probes the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions ... and by the evasive resident psychiatrist.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Ted Levine, Jackie Earle Haley, John Carroll Lynch, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Elias Koteas
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Mystery, Crime Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Charlie Wilson's War on DVD Charlie Wilson's War
Synopsis
Texas congressman Charlie Wilson sets a series of earth-shaking events in motion when he conspires with a CIA operative (Philip Seymour Hoffman, in an Oscar-nominated role) to aid Afghan mujahideen rebels in their fight against the Soviet Red Army.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty, Emily Blunt, Om Puri, Ken Stott, John Slattery, Denis O'Hare
Director
Director
Mike Nichols
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent The Illusionist on DVD The Illusionist
Synopsis
With his eye on a beautiful aristocrat, a gifted illusionist uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a cruel prince. But the magician's scheme soon creates tumult within the monarchy and stirs the suspicion of a dogged inspector.
Cast
Cast
Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Jake Wood, Tom Fisher, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Eleanor Tomlinson, Karl Johnson
Director
Director
Neil Burger
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Mystery, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Devil Wears Prada on DVD The Devil Wears Prada
Synopsis
After taking a job in the Big Apple as assistant to powerful fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly, small-town girl Andrea is thrilled, until the magic wears off. She's left feeling battered, used and wondering whether the hard work will pay off.
Cast
Cast
Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Simon Baker, Tracie Thoms, Emily Blunt, Jaclynn Tiffany Brown, Rebecca Mader, Stanley Tucci
Director
Director
David Frankel
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Public Enemies on DVD Public Enemies
Synopsis
In the shadow of the Great Depression, criminal minds are thriving -- notorious men such as John Dillinger, "Baby Face" Nelson and "Pretty Boy" Floyd -- and it's up to J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI to bring them down in this gritty crime drama.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, Giovanni Ribisi, Billy Crudup, Stephen Dorff, David Wenham, Stephen Graham, Jason Clarke
Director
Director
Michael Mann
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Into the Wild on DVD Into the Wild
Synopsis
A young man gives up everything -- including his trust fund and ties to a seemingly stable family -- to lead a solitary life in the wild, eschewing convention to trek across Alaska's harsh and unforgiving terrain.
Cast
Cast
Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Brian Dierker, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Hal Holbrook, Kristen Stewart, Zach Galifianakis, Haley Ramm, Merritt Wever, Thure Lindhardt
Director
Director
Sean Penn
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Da Vinci Code on DVD The Da Vinci Code
Synopsis
When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor Robert Langdon and cryptographer Sophie Neveu must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Etienne Chicot, Jean-Pierre Marielle
Director
Director
Ron Howard
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense, Crime Thrillers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Julie & Julia on DVD Julie & Julia
Synopsis
This heartwarming, truth-inspired tale stars Amy Adams as Julie Powell, who decides to spice up her uneventful life by cooking all 524 recipes outlined in Julia Child's culinary classic <i>Mastering the Art of French Cooking</i>.
Cast
Cast
Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond, Helen Carey, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jane Lynch, Joan Juliet Buck, Crystal Noelle
Director
Director
Nora Ephron
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Prestige on DVD The Prestige
Synopsis
Desperate to reveal each other's secrets, rival magicians Robert Angier and Alfred Borden become obsessed with their escalating competition and begin to perform increasingly risky tricks -- which soon turn deadly.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Andy Serkis, Ezra Buzzington, William Morgan Sheppard, Julie Sanford, Daniel Davis
Director
Director
Christopher Nolan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Psychological Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Lovely Bones on DVD The Lovely Bones
Synopsis
When 14-year-old Susie Salmon is murdered, she watches from above as her family deals with her tragic death -- and as her killer prepares to strike again. Torn between vengeance and healing, Susie's loved ones are forever changed.
Cast
Cast
Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Michael Imperioli, AJ Michalka, Thomas McCarthy, Nikki SooHoo, Reece Ritchie
Director
Director
Peter Jackson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Crime Thrillers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Atonement on DVD Atonement
Synopsis
When 13-year-old Briony discovers a lustful letter and witnesses a sexual encounter between her older sister and a servant's son, her confusion prompts her to finger the young man for a violent crime. Her half-truth changes their lives forever.
Cast
Cast
Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Juno Temple, Patrick Kennedy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harriet Walter, Michelle Duncan
Director
Director
Joe Wright
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Foreign Regions
Rent Man on Fire on DVD Man on Fire
Synopsis
Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save her life.
Cast
Cast
Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Mickey Rourke, Marc Anthony, Giancarlo Giannini, Rachel Ticotin
Director
Director
Tony Scott
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Crime Action, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent I Am Legend on DVD I Am Legend
Synopsis
When a terrible virus spreads across the planet and turns the human race into bloodthirsty mutants, civilization's last hope for survival lies with scientist Robert Neville, the only person unaffected by the epidemic.
Cast
Cast
Will Smith, Alice Braga, Dash Mihok, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Willow Smith
Director
Director
Francis Lawrence
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Deadly Disasters, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Blockbusters, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent The Lincoln Lawyer on DVD The Lincoln Lawyer
Synopsis
Tasked with defending rich lothario Louis Roulet, who's been charged with assault, lawyer Mick Haller finds himself and his family in danger when he deduces the truth behind this and former cases he's worked on.
Cast
Cast
Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Peña, Bob Gunton, Frances Fisher, Bryan Cranston
Director
Director
Brad Furman
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Courtroom Dramas, Mystery, Suspense, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on Bestsellers
Rent Defiance on DVD Defiance
Synopsis
In this action-packed drama based on an extraordinary true story, four brothers fight back against Nazi soldiers and create a hidden community in the woods of Belarus to protect more than 1,000 Jewish refugees during World War II.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein, Tomas Arana, Jodhi May, George MacKay, Kate Fahy, Mark Margolis, Mia Wasikowska
Director
Director
Edward Zwick
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Twilight Saga: New Moon on DVD The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Synopsis
Still reeling from the departure of vampire Edward Cullen, a heartbroken Bella Swan finds comfort in her friendship with werewolf Jacob Black. But she's soon thrust into an age-old conflict that threatens her desire to be with Edward at any cost.
Cast
Cast
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Rachelle Lefevre, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, Edi Gathegi, Graham Greene, Elizabeth Reaser
Director
Director
Chris Weitz
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Teen Romance, Teen Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Love and Other Drugs on DVD Love and Other Drugs
Synopsis
Pharmaceutical representative Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) becomes a player in the big game of male-performance-enhancement-drug sales and, along the way, finds unexpected romance with a woman (Anne Hathaway) suffering from Parkinson's disease. Based on the real-life Jamie Reidy's memoir, <i>Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman</i>, this satirical look inside the culture of Big Pharm is directed by Edward Zwick.
Cast
Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, Josh Gad, Gabriel Macht, Judy Greer, George Segal, Jill Clayburgh
Director
Director
Edward Zwick
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire on DVD Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire
Synopsis
Visciously abused by her mother and impregnated by her father, Harlem teen Precious has an unexpected chance at a different life when she enrolls in an alternative school, but she still must battle unimaginable barriers at every step of the way.
Cast
Cast
Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Stephanie Andujar, Chyna Layne, Amina Robinson, Xosha Roquemore, Angelic Zambrana, Nealla Gordon
Director
Director
Lee Daniels
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Mystic River on DVD Mystic River
Synopsis
Tragedy reunites childhood friends Sean, Dave and Jimmy when they're linked together in the Boston-based murder investigation about Jimmy's teenage daughter. But while detective Sean works the case, Jimmy launches his own quest for the truth.
Cast
Cast
Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney, Adam Nelson, Emmy Rossum
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Psychological Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Mystery, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent The Constant Gardener on DVD The Constant Gardener
Synopsis
Justin Quayle, a member of the British High Commission based in Africa, launches a quest for the truth and begins his own international investigation when his wife is murdered. But he uncovers a conspiracy more dangerous than he could have imagined.
Cast
Cast
Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston, Daniele Harford, Packson Ngugi, Damaris Itenyo Agweyu, Bernard Otieno Oduor, Bill Nighy, Keith Pearson
Director
Director
Fernando Meirelles
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Mystery, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent Angels & Demons on DVD Angels & Demons
Synopsis
In this follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, Catholic Church officials call upon Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon to help foil a bomb attack on the Vatican by a secret society looking to retaliate for centuries-old persecutions.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård, Pierfrancesco Favino, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Thure Lindhardt, David Pasquesi, Cosimo Fusco
Director
Director
Ron Howard
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Mystery, Crime Thrillers, Suspense, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent The Adjustment Bureau on DVD The Adjustment Bureau
Synopsis
A congressman who's a rising star on the political scene finds himself entranced by a beautiful ballerina, but a mysterious, omnipotent force is in every way ensuring that their love affair is predestined to be a non-starter.
Cast
Cast
Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, Terence Stamp, John Slattery, Michael Kelly, Anthony Ruivivar
Director
Director
George Nolfi
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Flags of Our Fathers on DVD Flags of Our Fathers
Synopsis
Based on the book of the same name, this World War II drama reconstructs the events surrounding the six U.S. soldiers who were instantly immortalized when they were photographed raising the American flag atop Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi.
Cast
Cast
Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Jamie Bell, Adam Beach, Melanie Lynskey, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper, George Grizzard, John Slattery
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Memoirs of a Geisha on DVD Memoirs of a Geisha
Synopsis
When 9-year-old Chiyo is sold to a geisha house, she endures harsh treatment from the owners and the haughty head geisha, who's envious of Chiyo's beauty. Chiyo eventually blooms in her role, but World War II threatens to change her life forever.
Cast
Cast
Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Kôji Yakusho, Michelle Yeoh, Kaori Momoi, Yoki Kudo, Li Gong, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Mako, Navia Nguyen, Karl Yune
Director
Director
Rob Marshall
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent The Help on DVD The Help
Synopsis
In 1960s Jackson, Miss., aspiring writer Eugenia Phelan crosses taboo racial lines by conversing with Aibileen Clark about her life as a housekeeper, and their ensuing friendship upsets the fragile dynamic between the haves and the have-nots.
Cast
Cast
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Ahna O'Reilly, Allison Janney, Anna Camp, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel, Sissy Spacek
Director
Director
Tate Taylor
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Nights in Rodanthe on DVD Nights in Rodanthe
Synopsis
With chaos tearing her family apart, Adrienne Willis takes a weekend job at her friend's coastal North Carolina inn, but when a hurricane hits and strands the only guest, surgeon Paul Flanner, Adrienne's life changes forever.
Cast
Cast
Diane Lane, Richard Gere, James Franco, Scott Glenn, Christopher Meloni, Mae Whitman, Viola Davis, Pablo Schreiber, Charlie Tahan
Director
Director
George C. Wolfe
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Zodiac on DVD Zodiac
Synopsis
Based on events in the 1960s and '70s, this chilling drama recounts the actions of a killer who stalked the streets of San Francisco and left clues in the newspaper, relating the mystery through a cartoonist who became obsessed with the case.
Cast
Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Elias Koteas, Donal Logue, John Carroll Lynch, Dermot Mulroney, Chloë Sevigny
Director
Director
David Fincher
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Mystery, Crime Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Revolutionary Road on DVD Revolutionary Road
Synopsis
The perfect couple living in the perfect house in a perfect suburb? Not quite. April and Frank's marriage unravels when a desperate plan to change their "perfect" lives becomes their last hope to escape lives actually engulfed in emptiness.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Shannon, Ryan Simpkins, Kristen Connolly
Director
Director
Sam Mendes
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Next on DVD Next
Synopsis
Las Vegas magician Cris Johnson (Nicolas Cage) can see a few minutes into the future, a talent he uses to enhance his shows -- and to win at blackjack. But when an FBI agent (Julianne Moore) wants his help thwarting a nuclear attack, Cris finds his psychic skills put to the test. Jessica Biel, Peter Falk and Thomas Kretschmann also star in this sci-fi thriller based on Philip K. Dick's short story "The Golden Man."
Cast
Cast
Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Thomas Kretschmann, Tory Kittles, José Zúñiga, Jim Beaver, Jason Butler Harner, Michael Trucco, Enzo Cilenti, Peter Falk
Director
Director
Lee Tamahori
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Suspense, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent The Descendants on DVD The Descendants
Synopsis
With his wife on life support in the wake of an accident, an affluent landowner tries to mend his broken relationships with his daughters. All the while, he's weighing his marriage -- and the decision to sell land his family has owned for decades.
Cast
Cast
George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Nick Krause, Amara Miller, Mary Birdsong, Rob Huebel
Director
Director
Alexander Payne
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent A History of Violence on DVD A History of Violence
Synopsis
As operators of a small-town diner, Tom Stall and his wife are the picture of normality. But when Tom foils a robbery and becomes a hero in the media, he attracts the wrong kind of attention from mobsters who think he's someone else.
Cast
Cast
Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes, Heidi Hayes, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk, Peter MacNeill, Kyle Schmid
Director
Director
David Cronenberg
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Eat Pray Love on DVD Eat Pray Love
Synopsis
Recent divorcée Liz decides to reshape her life, traveling the world in search of direction. She heads to Italy, India and Bali, indulging in delicious cuisine while seeking the true meaning of self-love, family, friendship and forgiveness.
Cast
Cast
Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Billy Crudup, Viola Davis, Hadi Subiyanto, Mike O'Malley, Tuva Novotny, Luca Argentero
Director
Director
Ryan Murphy
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Food Stories, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Informant! on DVD The Informant!
Synopsis
While gathering evidence against his institutional employer to help the FBI build a price-fixing conspiracy case, affable agribusiness executive Mark Whitacre begins to piece together a fantasy world of his own.
Cast
Cast
Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Melanie Lynskey, Thomas F. Wilson, Patton Oswalt, Tony Hale, Eddie Jemison, Paul F. Tompkins, Tom Papa
Director
Director
Steven Soderbergh
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent The Hunger Games on DVD The Hunger Games
Synopsis
In a dystopian future ruled by a totalitarian regime, resourceful Katniss and her partner, Peeta, represent their district in the lethal Hunger Games, a televised survival competition in which teenage contestants fight each other to the death.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman
Director
Director
Gary Ross
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Teen Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Children of Men on DVD Children of Men
Synopsis
In this futuristic tale, humans have lost the ability to reproduce and face extinction. Things change when a single woman mysteriously becomes pregnant, prompting a conflicted government bureaucrat and his ex-wife to join forces to protect her.
Cast
Cast
Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Pam Ferris, Danny Huston, Peter Mullan, Oana Pellea, Paul Sharma
Director
Director
Alfonso Cuarón
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Sci-Fi Dramas, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book, Foreign Regions
Rent Taking Lives on DVD Taking Lives
Synopsis
FBI profiler Illeana Scott is recruited to assist the police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims. Her most promising lead is a museum employee who might be the only eyewitness.
Cast
Cast
Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Olivier Martinez, Gena Rowlands, Tchéky Karyo, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Paul Dano, Justin Chatwin, André Lacoste
Director
Director
D.J. Caruso
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Mystery, Crime Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent The Assassination of Jesse James on DVD The Assassination of Jesse James
Synopsis
After Robert Ford joins the most notorious gang in the West, he grows tired of the charismatic Jesse James and begins to resent his widespread fame. But by hatching a scheme to gun down James, Ford risks forever being branded a coward.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker, Paul Schneider, Jeremy Renner, Garret Dillahunt, Zooey Deschanel, Ted Levine, Sam Rockwell, Michael Parks
Director
Director
Andrew Dominik
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Westerns, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Silver Linings Playbook on DVD Silver Linings Playbook
Synopsis
After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, bipolar Pat has no choice but to move back in with his football-obsessed parents. While he tries in vain to reconcile with his wife, Pat meets a woman who's as unstable as he is -- and she changes his life.
Cast
Cast
Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham
Director
Director
David O. Russell
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Romantic Comedies, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Kite Runner on DVD The Kite Runner
Synopsis
Years after fleeing the Taliban and immigrating to the United States, a privileged Afghan man returns to his war-ravaged homeland to try to repay a debt to a loyal childhood friend whose trust he once betrayed.
Cast
Cast
Shaun Toub, Khalid Abdalla, Atossa Leoni, Homayoun Ershadi, Nabi Tanha, Sayed Jafar Masihullah Gharibzada, Zekeria Ebrahimi, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada , Mir Mahmood Shah Hashimi
Director
Director
Marc Forster
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book, Farsi Language
Rent The Duchess on DVD The Duchess
Synopsis
Keira Knightley stars as Georgiana Spencer, a young duchess who indulges in extravagant vices and begins a scandalous affair with politician Charles Grey to compensate for her unhappy marriage to the duke of Devonshire.
Cast
Cast
Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Simon McBurney, Aidan McArdle, John Shrapnel, Alistair Petrie, Patrick Godfrey
Director
Director
Saul Dibb
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on Real Life, United Kingdom, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Lincoln on DVD Lincoln
Synopsis
Director Steven Spielberg takes on the towering legacy of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his stewardship of the Union during the Civil War years. The biographical saga also reveals the conflicts within Lincoln's cabinet regarding the war and abolition.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Earle Haley, John Hawkes, Jared Harris, Joseph Cross, Tim Blake Nelson, David Oyelowo, Bruce McGill
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Political Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Limitless on DVD Limitless
Synopsis
With his writing career dragging and his girlfriend casting him off, Eddie Morra finds his life turning around after he takes a drug that provides astonishing mental focus -- but its deadly side effects threaten his future.
Cast
Cast
Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Andrew Howard, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth, Tomas Arana, Robert John Burke, Darren Goldstein, T.V. Carpio
Director
Director
Neil Burger
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Capote on DVD Capote
Synopsis
The toast of New York City society after penning "Breakfast at Tiffany's," flamboyant writer Truman Capote finds himself in a dance with the devil while researching the Clutter family murders for his masterwork, "In Cold Blood."
Cast
Cast
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., Chris Cooper, Bruce Greenwood, Bob Balaban, Mark Pellegrino
Director
Director
Bennett Miller
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Crime Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Brokeback Mountain on DVD Brokeback Mountain
Synopsis
While working together near Wyoming's Brokeback Mountain in 1963, sheepherders Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar begin an increasingly passionate affair. But keeping their relationship a secret from their wives proves agonizing and all-consuming.
Cast
Cast
Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Scott Michael Campbell, Kate Mara, Cheyenne Hill, Brooklynn Proulx, Tom Carey
Director
Director
Ang Lee
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Romantic Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Gay, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on DVD The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Synopsis
Danger stalks Seattle with a rash of mysterious killings that have Bella feeling less secure than ever. While a malevolent vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella must also reconcile her love for Edward and her growing feelings for Jacob.
Cast
Cast
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Xavier Samuel, Billy Burke, Justin Chon, Anna Kendrick, Michael Welch, Christian Serratos, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Paul Jarrett, Iris Quinn, Sarah Clarke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Bryce Dallas Howard, Dakota Fanning
Director
Director
David Slade
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Teen Romance, Teen Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Appaloosa on DVD Appaloosa
Synopsis
When a malicious, land-hungry rancher has the marshal and deputy of Appaloosa killed, two gunmen blow into town to restore law and order. But the stakes are raised even higher when a beautiful widow of uncertain convictions enters the picture.
Cast
Cast
Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons, Timothy Spall, Lance Henriksen, Tom Bower, James Gammon, Ariadna Gil
Director
Director
Ed Harris
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Westerns, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent We Bought a Zoo on DVD We Bought a Zoo
Synopsis
In this adaptation of Benjamin Mee's memoir about buying and saving a run-down zoo, the locale shifts from Britain to southern California. However, the wacky spirit of the original is retained, complete with escaped tigers and a zoo crew of misfits.
Cast
Cast
Cameron Crowe, Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Patrick Fugit, Colin Ford, Elle Fanning, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, John Michael Higgins, Angus Macfadyen, Peter Riegert, Stephanie Szostak, J.B. Smoove
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Frost/Nixon on DVD Frost/Nixon
Synopsis
Ron Howard directs this Oscar-nominated adaptation of Peter Morgan's popular Broadway play, a drama centering on a series of revelatory television interviews between British talk show host David Frost and former President Richard Nixon. Frank Langella reprises his Tony Award-winning stage role as Nixon with a stellar cast that includes Michael Sheen, Toby Jones, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Bacon and Oliver Platt.
Cast
Cast
Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Bacon, Matthew Macfadyen, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Max Elliott Slade
Director
Director
Ron Howard
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Winter's Bone on DVD Winter's Bone
Synopsis
In this unflinching noir drama, resilient teen Ree Dolly goes on the trail of her missing, drug-dealing father when his absence jeopardizes the family's safety. Her deadbeat dad has a key court date pending -- and Ree is determined that he show up.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt, Sheryl Lee, Lauren Sweetser, Tate Taylor, Isaiah Stone, Ashlee Thompson, Shelley Waggener, William White, Ramona Blair, Valerie Richards, Ronnie Hall, Casey MacLaren
Director
Director
Debra Granik
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Notes on a Scandal on DVD Notes on a Scandal
Synopsis
When a pottery instructor dives into an illicit affair with a teenage student, she crafts a sticky situation that spells turmoil for herself and a fellow teacher. A faculty member connects with the pretty new art teacher, but soon learns her secret.
Cast
Cast
Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson, Juno Temple, Max Lewis, Alice Bird, Tameka Empson, Emma Kennedy, Anne-Marie Duff
Director
Director
Richard Eyre
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Big Fish on DVD Big Fish
Synopsis
In this disarming fantasy told largely through flashbacks, young reporter William Bloom attempts to learn more about his dying father by finding the truth behind a lifetime of his fanciful tall tales and legends of epic proportions.
Cast
Cast
Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito, David Denman
Director
Director
Tim Burton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Fantasy, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent War Horse on DVD War Horse
Synopsis
Adapted from a novel by Michael Morpurgo, this majestic World War I drama centers on Devon lad Albert and his steadfast horse, Joey, whose faithful bond cannot be shaken -- even when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent off to France.
Cast
Cast
Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell, David Kross, Eddie Marsan, Nicolas Bro, Rainer Bock, Patrick Kennedy, Leonhard Carow, Celine Buckens
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Cold Mountain on DVD Cold Mountain
Synopsis
This epic tale of love and loss follows a wounded Civil War soldier making a long, treacherous journey home. All the while, his faraway love fights for her own sanity and survival on her deceased father's farm.
Cast
Cast
Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland, Ray Winstone, Kathy Baker, James Gammon, Charlie Hunnam, Jack White, Ethan Suplee
Director
Director
Anthony Minghella
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent The Other Boleyn Girl on DVD The Other Boleyn Girl
Synopsis
Ambitious Boleyn sisters Anne and Mary compete for the heart of powerful but intemperate King Henry VIII in this opulent historical drama.
Cast
Cast
Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Morrissey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Juno Temple, Ana Torrent, Oliver Coleman, Tom Cox, Michael Smiley, Montserrat Roig de Puig
Director
Director
Justin Chadwick
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, United Kingdom
Rent Extraordinary Measures on DVD Extraordinary Measures
Synopsis
After their two young children are diagnosed with a rare genetic disease for which conventional medicine has no cure, John and Aileen pin their hopes on the work of unconventional scientist Dr. Robert Stonehill and form a company to develop a drug.
Cast
Cast
Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell, Meredith Droeger, Diego Velazquez, Sam Hall, Jared Harris, Patrick Bauchau, Alan Ruck, David Clennon, Dee Wallace, Courtney B. Vance
Director
Director
Tom Vaughan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Medical Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Tearjerkers
Rent Life of Pi on DVD Life of Pi
Synopsis
Based on Yann Martel's best-selling novel, this coming-of-age tale recounts the adventures of Pi, an Indian boy who is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Pi finds himself on a lifeboat with only some zoo animals for company.
Cast
Cast
Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Tandon, Gautam Belur, Adil Hussain, Tabu, Ayan Khan, Mohd Abbas Khaleeli, Vibish Sivakumar, Rafe Spall, Gérard Depardieu
Director
Director
Ang Lee
Genres
Genres
Drama, Adventures, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent The American on DVD The American
Synopsis
On the heels of a rough assignment, assassin Jack declares that his next job will be his last. Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, Jack embarks on a dangerous double life while falling for a lovely villager.
Cast
Cast
George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Johan Leysen, Irina Björklund, Filippo Timi, Anna Foglietta
Director
Director
Anton Corbijn
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Crime Dramas, Suspense, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Jumper on DVD Jumper
Synopsis
The product of a broken home, Davey Rice (Hayden Christensen) is looking for a way to escape his abusive father -- and finds it when he discovers he can teleport himself at will -- in this sci-fi thriller from director Doug Liman. But Davey's newfound powers soon become a double-edged sword that exacts a terrible price and attracts unwanted attention from the National Security Agency. Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Lane and Tom Hulce co-star.
Cast
Cast
Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Lane, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, Tom Hulce, Michael Rooker, Sean Baek, Katie Boland, Nathalie Cox, Teddy Dunn, Barbara Garrick, Meredith Henderson
Director
Director
Doug Liman
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Foreign Regions
Rent The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on DVD The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Synopsis
When a young computer hacker is tasked with investigating a prying journalist, their separate missions become entangled amid a decades-old conspiracy. David Fincher directs this English adaptation of Stieg Larsson's novel.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorick van Wageningen, Joely Richardson, Geraldine James, Goran Visnjic, Donald Sumpter, Ulf Friberg
Director
Director
David Fincher
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Mystery, Crime Thrillers, Suspense, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent The Reader on DVD The Reader
Synopsis
In this haunting drama, middle-aged lawyer Michael Berg reflects on the brief but formative sexual relationship he had as a teen with an older woman in 1950s Germany -- and his feelings years later upon learning she was on trial for Nazi war crimes.
Cast
Cast
Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz, Matthias Habich, Susanne Lothar, Karoline Herfurth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Volker Bruch, Burghart Klaussner, Hannah Herzsprung, Vijessna Ferkic
Director
Director
Stephen Daldry
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent 21 on DVD 21
Synopsis
Struggling to come up with medical school tuition, Ben Campbell turns to one of his professors, who trains Ben and five other students to become card-counting experts with the intent of swindling millions out of Las Vegas casinos.
Cast
Cast
Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, Laurence Fishburne, Jack McGee, Josh Gad, Sam Golzari, Helen Carey, Jack Gilpin
Director
Director
Robert Luketic
Genres
Genres
Drama, Gambling Dramas, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Ghost Writer on DVD The Ghost Writer
Synopsis
After his predecessor perishes under mysterious circumstances, a ghostwriter agrees to help a former British prime minister finish his memoirs, but the author finds himself in danger when he uncovers a web of secrets and corruption.
Cast
Cast
Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Hutton, Jon Bernthal, David Rintoul, Robert Pugh, Eli Wallach, James Belushi, Tim Preece
Director
Director
Roman Polanski
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close on DVD Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Synopsis
Believing that his father left him a message before dying in the September 11 attacks, young Oskar Schell embarks on an emotional odyssey through New York City to find the lock that matches a key he found among his father's belongings.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Viola Davis, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright, Max von Sydow, James Gandolfini, Zoe Caldwell, Stephen Henderson
Director
Director
Stephen Daldry
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Zero Dark Thirty on DVD Zero Dark Thirty
Synopsis
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, this gripping dramatization -- seen through the eyes of a tenacious CIA operative -- chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Cast
Cast
Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Édgar Ramírez , James Gandolfini, Chris Pratt, Reda Kateb, Scott Adkins, Taylor Kinney
Director
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces
Rent Little Children on DVD Little Children
Synopsis
Underlying emotions in a quiet suburban town are primed to explode as a reluctant mother copes with her troubled marriage by having an affair with a stay-at-home dad, and the neighborhood bristles when a sex offender returns to live with his mother.
Cast
Cast
Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly, Noah Emmerich, Gregg Edelman, Sadie Goldstein, Ty Simpkins, Jackie Earle Haley, Phyllis Somerville, Raymond J. Barry, Trini Alvarado, Helen Carey, Catherine Wolf, Mary B. McCann, Jane Adams
Director
Director
Todd Field
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Indie Dramas
Rent House of Sand and Fog on DVD House of Sand and Fog
Synopsis
When her husband dumps her, emotionally unstable Kathy finds her house in the California hills seized in foreclosure and put up for auction. An exiled Iranian air force colonel buys Kathy's "dream" house, but Kathy's obsessed with getting it back.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Frances Fisher, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Kim Dickens, Jonathan Ahdout, Navi Rawat
Director
Director
Vadim Perelman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Psychological Thrillers, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Eragon on DVD Eragon
Synopsis
When 15-year-old Eragon stumbles upon a dragon's egg -- and the egg hatches, quite dramatically -- he sets in motion a series of events that leads him to assume the legacy of a legendary race of dragon riders.
Cast
Cast
Edward Speleers, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Irons, Robert Carlyle, John Malkovich, Gary Lewis, Alun Armstrong, Garrett Hedlund, Nils Allen Stewart, Sienna Guillory, Tamsin Egerton, Christopher Egan
Director
Director
Stefen Fangmeier
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent The Last Song on DVD The Last Song
Synopsis
Miley Cyrus has top billing as 17-year-old Ronnie Miller, a rebellious former piano prodigy who doesn't hide her hostility after being sent off to spend the summer in Georgia with her estranged father (Greg Kinnear). Rebuffing her dad's attempts to reconnect, the aloof Ronnie begins to thaw when she meets beach volleyballer Will Blakelee (Liam Hemsworth). Kelly Preston also stars in this contemporary tearjerker based on the Nicholas Sparks novel.
Cast
Cast
Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman, Hallock Beals, Kelly Preston, Nick Lashaway, Carly Chaikin, Kate Vernon, Nick Searcy
Director
Director
Julie Anne Robinson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Teen Dramas, Teen Romance, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Boy in the Striped Pajamas on DVD The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Synopsis
When his family moves to Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence, where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey.
Cast
Cast
Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, David Heyman, Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Amber Beattie, Sheila Hancock, Richard Johnson, Jim Norton
Director
Director
Mark Herman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent A Mighty Heart on DVD A Mighty Heart
Synopsis
While in Pakistan researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid in 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is suddenly kidnapped, prompting his pregnant wife to launch a desperate search to find him in this riveting drama.
Cast
Cast
Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Jillian Armenante, Denis O'Hare, Archie Panjabi, San Banarje, Azfar Ali
Director
Director
Michael Winterbottom
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Political Dramas
Rent Fair Game on DVD Fair Game
Synopsis
After her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, writes op-ed columns accusing the Bush administration of misleading the public to justify invading Iraq, Valerie Plame Wilson's status as a covert CIA agent is leaked by administration officials.
Cast
Cast
Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Bruce McGill, Michael Kelly, Ty Burrell, Noah Emmerich, David Andrews, Sam Shepard, Tim Griffin, Jessica Hecht
Director
Director
Doug Liman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Political Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Chocolat on DVD Chocolat
Synopsis
A single mother and her young daughter move into a peaceful French village and open a chocolate shop during the height of Lent. At first, the shop's rich, sensuous desserts scandalize the town. But the villagers soon learn to savor the sweetness.
Cast
Cast
Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Aurelien Parent Koenig, Antonio Gil-Martinez, Peter Stormare, Leslie Caron, John Wood, Hugh O'Conor, Victoire Thivisol
Director
Director
Lasse Hallström
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Seabiscuit on DVD Seabiscuit
Synopsis
A knobble-kneed colt becomes a winning thoroughbred at the hands of its owner, its unorthodox trainer and its jockey, a half-blind ex-prizefighter, in this Depression-era drama based on the true story of champion racehorse Seabiscuit.
Cast
Cast
Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Gary Stevens, William H. Macy, Kingston DuCoeur, Eddie Jones, Annie Corley, Ed Lauter, Michael O'Neill, David McCullough
Director
Director
Gary Ross
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Horse Racing, Triumph of the Underdogs, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent An Education on DVD An Education
Synopsis
Jenny's teen life is a bore in 1961 London until she's immersed in the beguiling world of a much-older man. Even Jenny's parents are intrigued by David, but her unimpressed teacher works to keep Jenny's future from crumbling under David's influence.
Cast
Cast
Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Williams, Emma Thompson, Cara Seymour, Matthew Beard, Sally Hawkins, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Ellie Kendrick
Director
Director
Lone Scherfig
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, United Kingdom, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent A Single Man on DVD A Single Man
Synopsis
Set in 1962 Los Angeles, this stream-of-consciousness drama centers on a day in the life of George Falconer, a gay college professor who plans to commit suicide in the wake of his longtime lover's recent death.
Cast
Cast
Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Jon Kortajarena, Paulette Lamori, Ryan Simpkins, Ginnifer Goodwin, Teddy Sears, Paul Butler
Director
Director
Tom Ford
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Gay, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent A Good Year on DVD A Good Year
Synopsis
Oscar winner Ridley Scott directs this adaptation of Peter Mayle's best-selling novel, following the romantic misadventures of an Englishman who inherits a vineyard from his uncle in Provence, France. When failed banker Max Skinner (Russell Crowe) moves abroad to accept what his late uncle (Albert Finney) left him, he meets a beautiful French woman (Marion Cotillard), along with an American (Abbie Cornish) who claims to be his long-lost cousin.
Cast
Cast
Russell Crowe, Albert Finney, Isabelle Candelier, Abbie Cornish, Freddie Highmore, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hollander, Archie Panjabi
Director
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on the Book, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Food & Wine
Rent Charlie St. Cloud on DVD Charlie St. Cloud
Synopsis
As the caretaker of the cemetery where his brother Sam is buried, Charlie has lots of time to commune with the dead. But when Charlie meets a mysterious young woman, he must decide whether to move forward or remain trapped in the past.
Cast
Cast
Zac Efron, Charlie Tahan, Amanda Crew, Augustus Prew, Donal Logue, Kim Basinger, Ray Liotta, Dave Franco, Matt Ward, Miles Chalmers
Director
Director
Burr Steers
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent An Unfinished Life on DVD An Unfinished Life
Synopsis
When her husband dies, grieving widow Jean moves with her daughter into the Wyoming home of her estranged father-in-law, steely rancher Einar, even though they don't get along. Over time, the two learn to move on through the power of forgiveness.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Lopez, Robert Redford, Becca Gardner, Damian Lewis, Morgan Freeman, Josh Lucas, Camryn Manheim
Director
Director
Lasse Hallström
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers
Rent Schindler's List on DVD Schindler's List
Synopsis
Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a greedy German factory owner made rich by exploiting cheap Jewish labor. But as World War II unfolds, he becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to help save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz.
Cast
Cast
Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz, Malgoscha Gebel, Shmulik Levy, Mark Ivanir, Beatrice Macola, Friedrich von Thun, Andrzej Seweryn
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Inspirational Stories, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on DVD The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Synopsis
After her triumph in the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen begins a new life and confronts more danger in this sequel to the postapocalyptic fable. As Katniss travels through the districts on a "Victor's Tour," a rebellion gathers steam around her.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Toby Jones, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Lynn Cohen, Jena Malone, Amanda Plummer, Alan Ritchson, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland
Director
Director
Francis Lawrence
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Teen Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent About a Boy on DVD About a Boy
Synopsis
Hip, irresponsible Londoner Will invents an imaginary son and starts attending single-parent meetings to find available women. But when Will meets the troubled 12-year-old son of a depressed single mother, a quirky and unexpected friendship blooms.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Isabel Brook, Victoria Smurfit, Sharon Small, Augustus Prew, Natalia Tena, Nicholas Hutchison
Director
Director
Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent Matchstick Men on DVD Matchstick Men
Synopsis
When Roy Waller, a professional con man struggling with an obsessive-compulsive disorder, meets the daughter he never knew he had, he inadvertently jeopardizes his tightly organized and artificially controlled life.
Cast
Cast
Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman, Bruce Altman, Bruce McGill, Jenny O'Hara, Steve Eastin, Beth Grant, Sheila Kelley, Fran Kranz, Tim Kelleher, Melora Walters
Director
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Minority Report on DVD Minority Report
Synopsis
John Anderton is a top "Precrime" cop in the late 21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge. Can Anderton prove his innocence?
Cast
Cast
Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow, Peter Stormare, Tim Blake Nelson, Kathryn Morris, Neal McDonough
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Crime Action, Crime Thrillers, Blockbusters, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Cloud Atlas on DVD Cloud Atlas
Synopsis
In this star-studded drama, six seemingly disparate stories take viewers from a South Pacific Island in the 19th century to 1970s America to a dystopian future, exploring the complicated links that humans share through the generations.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Keith David, James D'Arcy, Xun Zhou, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant
Director
Director
Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Jarhead on DVD Jarhead
Synopsis
Based on Marine Anthony Swofford's biting memoir about his stint as a sniper in Operation Desert Storm, this film focuses on the long, lonely days spent at war, and the cynicism and caustic humor soldiers employ to deal with unimaginable conditions.
Cast
Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal, Scott MacDonald, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx, Ming Lo, Lucas Black, Kevin Foster, Brian Geraghty, Damion Poitier, Chris Cooper, Dennis Haysbert, Jacob Vargas, Laz Alonso
Director
Director
Sam Mendes
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent The Book Thief on DVD The Book Thief
Synopsis
Young Liesel steals books to teach herself to read, giving her refuge from the horrors of Nazi Germany and her cold foster parents. When not reading, she forms a bond with the Jewish man her adoptive family is hiding in their home.
Cast
Cast
Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, Barbara Auer, Levin Liam, Rainer Bock, Carina N. Wiese, Roger Allam
Director
Director
Brian Percival
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Rabbit-Proof Fence on DVD Rabbit-Proof Fence
Synopsis
Australia's aboriginal integration program of the 1930s broke countless hearts -- among them, those of young Molly (Evelyn Sampi), Gracie (Laura Monaghan) and Daisy (Tianna Sansbury), who were torn from their families and placed in an abusive orphanage. Without food or water, the girls resolve to make the 1,500-mile trek home. Meanwhile, a well-intentioned tracker is trying to return the girls to the authorities.
Cast
Cast
Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, David Gulpilil, Deborah Mailman, Jason Clarke, Kenneth Branagh
Director
Director
Phillip Noyce
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Adventures, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy on DVD Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Synopsis
This gripping thriller about Cold War espionage follows an English spy as he returns to MI-6 under a cloud of suspicion. In the years since he was sacked by the agency, some suspect that he's become an operative for the Soviet Union.
Cast
Cast
Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Simon McBurney, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones, David Dencik, Kathy Burke, Stephen Graham
Director
Director
Tomas Alfredson
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Mystery, Political Thrillers, Political Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent My Sister's Keeper on DVD My Sister's Keeper
Synopsis
A former defense attorney finds herself back in the courtroom when she and her husband are sued for medical emancipation by their 11-year-old daughter, who's expected to donate a kidney to her dying older sister.
Cast
Cast
Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Jason Patric, Sofia Vassilieva, Heather Wahlquist, Joan Cusack, Thomas Dekker, Evan Ellingson, David Thornton
Director
Director
Nick Cassavetes
Genres
Genres
Drama, Courtroom Dramas, Medical Dramas, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Over 93,000 movies & TV shows available to rent