Top Dramas Based on the Book 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 Crazy Heart on DVD Crazy Heart
Synopsis
When reporter Jean Craddock (Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal) interviews Bad Blake (Oscar winner Jeff Bridges) -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an existence playing in the shadow of Tommy (Colin Farrell), the upstart kid he once mentored? Robert Duvall produces and co-stars.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Tom Bower, James Keane, William Marquez, Ryan Bingham, Paul Herman, Rick Dial, Beth Grant
Director
Director
Scott Cooper
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book
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 The Time Traveler's Wife on DVD The Time Traveler's Wife
Synopsis
Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, a beautiful artist named Clare Abshire.
Cast
Cast
Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Arliss Howard, Ron Livingston, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jane McLean, Brooklynn Proulx, Alex Ferris, Michelle Nolden, Tatum McCann, Hailey McCann
Director
Director
Robert Schwentke
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book
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 The Town on DVD The Town
Synopsis
Career bank robber Doug and his volatile partner hit a roadblock when Doug falls for bank manager Claire, whom he kidnapped during their last heist. Worse, an FBI agent is now trailing the thieves around their Charlestown, Mass., territory.
Cast
Cast
Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Slaine, Owen Burke, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper
Director
Director
Ben Affleck
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Heist Films, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent True Grit on DVD True Grit
Synopsis
After drifter Tom Chaney murders her father, 14-year-old Mattie Ross hires alcoholic U.S. Marshal Reuben "Rooster" Cogburn to help her exact revenge. The disreputable lawman still has grit, though, and mounts an epic search.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Dakin Matthews, Jarlath Conroy, Paul Rae, Domhnall Gleeson, Elizabeth Marvel
Director
Director
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Genres
Genres
Drama, Westerns, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic 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 Shooter on DVD Shooter
Synopsis
An expert marksman is coaxed out of seclusion by colleagues who need his help in preventing a plot to kill the president. But he realizes he's been set up when he's framed for the assassination attempt. Can he bring the real culprits to justice?
Cast
Cast
Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover, Kate Mara, Elias Koteas, Rhona Mitra, Jonathan Walker, Louis Ferreira, Rade Serbedzija, Levon Helm, Ned Beatty, Tate Donovan, Lane Garrison
Director
Director
Antoine Fuqua
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Mystery, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Body of Lies on DVD Body of Lies
Synopsis
Newly stationed in Jordan, an idealistic CIA agent teams with a veteran operative and the head of Jordanian intelligence to infiltrate an underground terrorist network and locate a criminal mastermind in this thriller based on a David Ignatius novel.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Vince Colosimo, Oscar Isaac, Alon Aboutboul, Ali Suliman, Simon McBurney, Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Carice van Houten, Michael Gaston, Ben Youcef, Clara Khoury
Director
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Suspense, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, 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 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 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 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 Soloist on DVD The Soloist
Synopsis
This true-life drama tells the poignant tale of Los Angeles newspaper reporter Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.), who discovers brilliant street musician Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), and the unique friendship that transforms both their lives.
Cast
Cast
Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Nelsan Ellis, Rachael Harris, Stephen Root, Lorraine Toussaint, Justin Martin
Director
Director
Joe Wright
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Social Issue Dramas, Tearjerkers, 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 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 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 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 There Will Be Blood on DVD There Will Be Blood
Synopsis
In this expansive drama, ambitious prospector Daniel Plainview strikes it rich when he buys the oil rights to a California family's ranch. As he turns a simple village into a boomtown, Plainview stokes the ire of a charismatic young preacher.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds, Dillon Freasier, Sydney McCallister, David Willis, David Warshofsky, Colton Woodward, Russell Harvard
Director
Director
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
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 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 Marley & Me on DVD Marley & Me
Synopsis
Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson star in this big-screen tearjerker based on a best-selling memoir as a newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of marriage, maturity and confronting one's own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner, Alan Arkin, Haley Bennett, Marc Macaulay, Haley Hudson, Robert Bizik, Jimena Hoyos, Eric Ditman
Director
Director
David Frankel
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Pets, 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 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 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.
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Cast
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Director
Ryan Murphy
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Wild-child Maggie and straight-laced Rose have nothing in common, except for their size 8-1/2 feet. But Maggie's discovery of a long-lost grandmother the girls never knew they had could be the thing that brings them together for good.
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Cast
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Rent The Informant! on DVD The Informant!
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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.
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Cast
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Director
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Cast
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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.
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Cast
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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.
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Cast
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Director
David O. Russell
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Genres
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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.
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Cast
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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
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After discovering that he's the son of the Greek god Poseidon (Kevin McKidd), teenage Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) strikes out on an action-packed odyssey to rescue his mortal mother and negotiate a peace treaty between his father, Zeus (Sean Bean), and Hades (Steve Coogan). Directed by Chris Columbus, this family-friendly tale of adventure also stars Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson and Uma Thurman.
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Cast
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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.
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Cast
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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.
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Cast
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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."
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Cast
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., Chris Cooper, Bruce Greenwood, Bob Balaban, Mark Pellegrino
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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
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Ang Lee
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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.
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Cast
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In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
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Cast
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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.
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Cast
Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons, Timothy Spall, Lance Henriksen, Tom Bower, James Gammon, Ariadna Gil
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Genres
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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
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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.
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Cast
Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson, Juno Temple, Max Lewis, Alice Bird, Tameka Empson, Emma Kennedy, Anne-Marie Duff
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Director
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Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
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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.
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Cast
Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito, David Denman
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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
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Director
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Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
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Shunned by a husband who's more interested in his scientific research than his marriage, Kitty Fane embarks on a quest for fulfillment, igniting a passionate affair with dashing womanizer Charles Townsend.
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Cast
Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Toby Jones, Diana Rigg, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Bin Li, Alan David, Marie-Laure Descoureaux, Juliet Howland, Lorraine Laurence
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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
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Director
Director
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Inspired by Isaac Asimov's work, this techno-thriller stars Will Smith as Del Spooner, a technology-wary cop investigating the murder of a scientist in mid-21st century Chicago, who isn't the perfect man for the job &#8230; but he takes it on anyway. Aided by expert Dr. Susan Calvin (Bridget Moynahan), Spooner discovers that an android (Alan Tudyk) might be the culprit -- and realizes the entire human race could be at the mercy of machines.
Cast
Cast
Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood, Adrian Ricard, Chi McBride, Jerry Wasserman, Fiona Hogan, Peter Shinkoda, Terry Chen
Director
Director
Alex Proyas
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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, Sam Hall, Jared Harris, Patrick Bauchau, Alan Ruck, David Clennon, Dee Wallace, Courtney B. Vance, Diego Velazquez
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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
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Genres
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Haunted by her mother's death, 14-year-old Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) escapes her dreary life on her father's farm and heads to Tiburon, S.C., with friend and caregiver Rosaleen Daise (Jennifer Hudson), spawning a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Set amid the hotbed of racial tensions in the 1960s South, writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood's touching drama is based on Sue Monk Kidd's best-selling novel of the same name.
Cast
Cast
Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Paul Bettany, Hilarie Burton, Tristan Wilds, Nate Parker, Shondrella Avery
Director
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After divorcing her cheating husband, Frances Mayes tries to overcome her depression and writer's block by taking a vacation to Tuscany. Charmed by the location, she impulsively decides to buy a villa there.
Cast
Cast
Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan, Raoul Bova, Vincent Riotta, Mario Monicelli, Roberto Nobile, Anita Zagaria, Evelina Gori, Giulia Steigerwalt, Kate Walsh
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Audrey Wells
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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
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Anton Corbijn
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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
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Genres
Genres
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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
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Director
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Rent The Reader on DVD The Reader
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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
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Genres
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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
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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.
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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
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Synopsis
Frank W. Abagnale Jr. is a cunning con man; he's also a deft forger, and his work attracts the attention of an FBI agent who makes it his mission to put Frank behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, Amy Adams, James Brolin, Brian Howe, Frank John Hughes, Steve Eastin, Malachi Throne
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
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Paul Giamatti shines in the title role of this epic Emmy and Golden Globe winner that recounts the life of founding father John Adams as revolutionary leader, America's first ambassador to England, the first vice president and the second president. The iconic cast of characters includes Abigail Adams (Laura Linney), George Washington (David Morse), Thomas Jefferson (Stephen Dillane) and Benjamin Franklin (Tom Wilkinson).
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Cast
Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, David Morse, Sarah Polley, Rufus Sewell, Justin Theroux, Tom Wilkinson, Danny Huston, Stephen Dillane, Clancy O'Connor
Director
Director
Tom Hooper
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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
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Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
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When his wealthy grandfather finally dies, Jason Stevens fully expects to benefit when it comes to the reading of the will. But instead of a sizable inheritance, Jason receives a test, a series of tasks he must complete before he can get any money.
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Cast
Drew Fuller, James Garner, Ali Hillis, Abigail Breslin, Lee Meriwether, Brian Dennehy, Bill Cobbs, Brett Rice, Catherine McGoohan, D. David Morin
Director
Director
Michael O. Sajbel
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Genres
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Rent House of Sand and Fog on DVD House of Sand and Fog
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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
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Rent The Monuments Men on DVD The Monuments Men
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In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them. Written, directed and starring George Clooney.
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Cast
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett
Director
Director
George Clooney
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Genres
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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
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Genres
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Rent The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants on DVD The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Synopsis
Based on Anne Brashares's young-adult novel, this coming-of-age tale centers on four best friends who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous.
Cast
Cast
Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Jenna Boyd, Bradley Whitford, Nancy Travis, Rachel Ticotin, Mike Vogel, Ernie Lively, Valerie Tian, Michael Rady
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Director
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Genres
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Rent 12 Years a Slave on DVD 12 Years a Slave
Synopsis
The autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was abducted from New York state and sold into slavery in the mid-1800s, serves as the basis for this historical drama. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Northup, and Brad Pitt plays an abolitionist.
Cast
Cast
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard, Garret Dillahunt, Scoot McNairy, Adepero Oduye, Michael K. Williams, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam, Bill Camp
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Genres
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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
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A journalist and a rebellious computer hacker team up to investigate the unsolved disappearance of wealthy Henrik Vanger's niece, only to uncover dark secrets about Vanger's powerful family in this adaptation of the bestseller by Stieg Larsson.
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A U.S. soldier falls for a Southern college student, but their love is put on hold when terrorist attacks prompt him to reenlist. Now, handwritten letters hold the lovers together in this modern romance based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.
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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.
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Beloved hobbit Bilbo Baggins is back in a visually spectacular tale inspired by The Lord of the Rings and likewise directed by Peter Jackson. Joining the effort to free the Kingdom of Erebor, Bilbo also faces a fateful encounter with Gollum.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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