Top Period Pieces movies on DVD and Blu-ray

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 The King's Speech on DVD The King's Speech
Synopsis
In this biographical drama that garnered multiple Academy Awards, Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue.
Cast
Cast
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Michael Gambon, Timothy Spall, Jennifer Ehle, Derek Jacobi, Anthony Andrews, Eve Best
Director
Director
Tom Hooper
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, 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 Changeling on DVD Changeling
Synopsis
Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, she begins to challenge the authorities and the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Cast
Cast
Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Michael Kelly, Colm Feore, Jason Butler Harner, Amy Ryan, Geoff Pierson, Denis O'Hare, Gattlin Griffith, Devon Conti, Eddie Alderson, Dale Dickey
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Mystery, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces
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 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 Valkyrie on DVD Valkyrie
Synopsis
Wounded in Africa during World War II, a disillusioned Nazi colonel returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Cast
Cast
Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Thomas Kretschmann, Terence Stamp, Eddie Izzard, Kevin McNally, Christian Berkel
Director
Director
Bryan Singer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Espionage Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Suspense, Period Pieces
Rent Walk the Line on DVD Walk the Line
Synopsis
This critically acclaimed biopic distills country singer Johnny Cash's transformation from man to icon -- from his hardscrabble days on an Arkansas farm to his time inside Memphis's Sun Studios, where he finally found a voice for his talents.
Cast
Cast
Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Shelby Lynne, Dan Beene, Larry Bagby, Lucas Till, Ridge Canipe, Hailey Anne Nelson, Tyler Hilton, Brittany Shaw
Director
Director
James Mangold
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, Classic Country & Western, 20th Century Period Pieces, Country & Western/Folk, Period Pieces, 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 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 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 The Last King of Scotland on DVD The Last King of Scotland
Synopsis
During a medical mission in the 1970s, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan impresses Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and becomes the dictator's personal physician. Garrigan enjoys the perks of his new position, until he becomes aware of Amin's inhumanity.
Cast
Cast
Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy, David Oyelowo, Kerry Washington
Director
Director
Kevin MacDonald
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Doubt on DVD Doubt
Synopsis
Sister Aloysius begins to have doubts about doting priest Father Flynn, who seems to have become overly involved in the life of a young African American pupil. Is she overreacting to the situation, or is there truth behind her convictions?
Cast
Cast
Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Alice Drummond, Audrie Neenan, Susan Blommaert, Carrie Preston, Lydia Jordan, Lloyd Clay Brown, Joseph Foster, Bridget Megan Clark, Evan Lewis
Director
Director
John Patrick Shanley
Genres
Genres
Drama, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films
Rent American Gangster on DVD American Gangster
Synopsis
From director Ridley Scott comes this tense crime thriller starring Denzel Washington as true-life Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas and Russell Crowe as the dogged outcast NYPD cop charged with bringing him down. Ruby Dee (in an Oscar-nominated role), Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin and Chiwetel Ejiofor lead the supporting cast in this powerhouse tale penned by Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List) and based on actual events.
Cast
Cast
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ruby Dee, Josh Brolin, RZA, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, Yul Vázquez, Carla Gugino, Norman Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, KaDee Strickland, Roger Bart, Common, Ted Levine
Director
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Crime Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Robin Hood on DVD Robin Hood
Synopsis
When Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in this big-budget twist on the classic tale. There, Robin assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow; and draws the ire of the town sheriff.
Cast
Cast
Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston, Eileen Atkins, Mark Addy, Matthew Macfadyen
Director
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
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 Aviator on DVD The Aviator
Synopsis
Leonardo DiCaprio portrays eccentric tycoon Howard Hughes, who turned a small fortune into a massive one by producing Hollywood classics such as Scarface. He simultaneously branched into and transformed industry after industry -- including aviation.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Gwen Stefani, Jude Law, Adam Scott, Matt Ross, Kelli Garner, Frances Conroy, Brent Spiner
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Showbiz Dramas, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
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 Good Shepherd on DVD The Good Shepherd
Synopsis
This partially fact-based drama examines the early history of the CIA through the eyes of upstanding, sharp-minded agent Edward Wilson, who finds the job starting to erode his ideals, filling him with distrust and destroying his personal life.
Cast
Cast
Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Tammy Blanchard, Billy Crudup, Robert De Niro, Keir Dullea, Joe Pesci, Lee Pace, Michael Gambon, Timothy Hutton, John Turturro, Jason Patric, Gabriel Macht, William Hurt
Director
Director
Robert De Niro
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Espionage Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces
Rent Milk on DVD Milk
Synopsis
Sean Penn stars in this biopic about Harvey Milk, the openly gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered along with Mayor George Moscone by disgruntled city supervisor Dan White in 1978.
Cast
Cast
Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco, Alison Pill, Victor Garber, Denis O'Hare, Joseph Cross, Brandon Boyce, Carol Ruth Silver, Stephen Spinella, Lucas Grabeel, Howard Rosenman, Kelvin Yu, Jeff Koons, Mark Martinez, Lynn McRee
Director
Director
Gus Van Sant
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Biographies, Political Dramas, LGBT Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Tearjerkers, Gay, Period Pieces
Rent Finding Neverland on DVD Finding Neverland
Synopsis
Peter Pan and the denizens of Neverland have captured the hearts and minds of J.M. Barrie's readers. But this Oscar-winning film reveals how the imaginative author envisioned a world that was at once so wondrous and perilous.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Dustin Hoffman, Radha Mitchell, Freddie Highmore, Kelly Macdonald, Ian Hart, Joe Prospero, Nick Roud
Director
Director
Marc Forster
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Tearjerkers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
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 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 Munich on DVD Munich
Synopsis
In this thriller based on actual events, Palestinian terrorists hold hostage and ultimately kill a group of Israeli athletes during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, prompting a Mossad agent to track down the assassins in the tragic aftermath.
Cast
Cast
Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Hanns Zischler, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ciarán Hinds, Ayelet Zurer, Geoffrey Rush, Mathieu Amalric, Marie-Josée Croze
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Ray on DVD Ray
Synopsis
Jamie Foxx portrays rhythm and blues legend Ray Charles, who rose from obscurity to become world famous despite losing his eyesight at age 6, a hardscrabble upbringing, repeated struggles with racism, romantic letdowns and his own heroin abuse.
Cast
Cast
Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Bokeem Woodbine, Aunjanue Ellis, Sharon Warren, C.J. Sanders, Curtis Armstrong, Richard Schiff, Larenz Tate, Terrence Howard, David Krumholtz, Wendell Pierce
Director
Director
Taylor Hackford
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Classic R&B/Soul, Dramas Based on Real Life, Blues, Showbiz Dramas, Urban & Dance, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
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 Captain America: The First Avenger on DVD Captain America: The First Avenger
Synopsis
In Marvel's superhero slugfest, Steve Rogers volunteers for a secret experiment during WWII after being deemed unfit for duty. Transformed into super soldier Captain America, he takes on his Nazi-created counterpart, Red Skull, and the evil Hydra.
Cast
Cast
Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Natalie Dormer, Dominic Cooper, Richard Armitage
Director
Director
Joe Johnston
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Comic Books and Superheroes, Action Thrillers, Military & War Action, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Australia on DVD Australia
Synopsis
In the days leading up to World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) inherits a sprawling cattle ranch in northern Australia and reluctantly joins her rough-riding farmhand (Hugh Jackman) as he drives a herd of cattle across the outback. After an epic journey, they witness the Japanese bombing of Darwin, which heralds Australia's entry into the war. Director Baz Luhrmann co-wrote this Oscar-nominated period piece.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Bruce Spence, Jack Thompson, Bill Hunter, John Jarratt, Jacek Koman, Ben Mendelsohn
Director
Director
Baz Luhrmann
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent Argo on DVD Argo
Synopsis
When Iranian militants seize the American embassy in 1979, six Americans slip into the Canadian embassy for protection, prompting the CIA to concoct an elaborate plot to rescue them by pretending that they're filmmakers rather than diplomats.
Cast
Cast
Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina, Zeljko Ivanek, Titus Welliver, Keith Szarabajka, Bob Gunton, Richard Kind, Taylor Schilling, Adrienne Barbeau
Director
Director
Ben Affleck
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Suspense, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
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 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 Water for Elephants on DVD Water for Elephants
Synopsis
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.
Cast
Cast
Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider, Jim Norton, Hal Holbrook, Mark Povinelli, Richard Brake, Stephen Taylor
Director
Director
Francis Lawrence
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Secondhand Lions on DVD Secondhand Lions
Synopsis
In 1960s Texas, timid teen Walter is forced to spend the summer with his rich and eccentric great-uncles on their farm, where, over time, he learns surprising tidbits about their mysterious and dangerous pasts.
Cast
Cast
Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Kyra Sedgwick, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Nicky Katt, Jennifer Stone, Josh Lucas, Deirdre O'Connell
Director
Director
Tim McCanlies
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Teen Dramas, Coming of Age, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Becoming Jane on DVD Becoming Jane
Synopsis
A passionate romance with roguish barrister Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy) serves as the inspiration for the works of budding novelist Jane Austen (Anne Hathaway) in director Julian Jarrold's prismatic drama set in late 18th century England. After rejecting a proposal from a neighbor's rich but stolid nephew, Austen becomes increasingly drawn to impoverished young lawyer Lefroy -- even as relatives and circumstances conspire to separate the couple.
Cast
Cast
Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith, Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Cohu, Laurence Fox, Joe Anderson, Ian Richardson
Director
Director
Julian Jarrold
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Dreamgirls on DVD Dreamgirls
Synopsis
This big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical follows the rise of 1960s girl group the Dreams. Tensions arise when manager Curtis demotes the talented Effie from lead singer to backup, replacing her with the more marketable Deena.
Cast
Cast
Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Sharon Leal
Director
Director
Bill Condon
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, 20th Century Period Pieces, Musicals, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Troy on DVD Troy
Synopsis
In 1193 B.C., love-struck Prince Paris of Troy kidnaps legendary beauty Helen from her husband, setting their two nations on a collision course for war and bloodshed. The Greeks marshal their entire armada, sail to Troy and begin a decade-long siege.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Brendan Gleeson, Saffron Burrows, Peter O'Toole, Julie Christie, Rose Byrne, Garrett Hedlund
Director
Director
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
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 The Painted Veil on DVD The Painted Veil
Synopsis
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.
Cast
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
Director
Director
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Accompanied by a German bounty hunter, a freed slave named Django travels across America to free his wife from a sadistic plantation owner. Quentin Tarantino directs this modern-day spaghetti Western.
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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.
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Russell Crowe stars in this riveting biopic about legendary boxer Jim Braddock, who arrived on the scene during the Great Depression at a time when Americans were woefully in need of a hero.
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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.
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When Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's thoroughbred stable, she transforms from housewife to horse breeder -- and owner of the colt that will take the 1973 Triple Crown -- in this dramatic biopic.
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Devoted Philadelphia Eagles fan Vince Papale has just lost his wife and his job as a substitute teacher. But by impressing his favorite NFL team's coach in open tryouts and winning a place on the field, he turns a terrible year into a winner.
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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.
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Charlize Theron took home the Best Actress Oscar for her electrifying performance as Aileen Wuornos, an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic client and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
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Featuring an all-star cast, director Oliver Stone's satiric retrospective chronicles the life and political career of George W. Bush, from his troubles as a young adult through his governorship of Texas and all the way to the Oval Office.
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After his wife and son are murdered, hit man Michael Sullivan -- known in his 1930s Chicago world as the Angel of Death -- goes on the run with his surviving son to exact revenge on the man who wronged him.
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Oscar winners Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek team up to tell the true story of irascible Felix Bush, a backwoods Tennessee loner who planned his funeral in 1938 while he was still around to attend -- and enjoy -- the proceedings.
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During the 12th century in the holy city of Jerusalem, a young peasant blacksmith takes up the mantle of knighthood so he can help repel the army of Islamic crusaders that took control of the city in the year 1099.
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In 1965, Coach Don Haskins inherits a losing basketball team at Texas Western University and brings on seven black players, angering others at the school and resulting in threats of violent retaliation.
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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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Amid the savage Irish and Italian rivalry that dominated New York City in the mid-1800s, young Amsterdam Vallon hunts down his father's hateful murderer, Bill "the Butcher" Cutting. Along the way, Vallon falls for a streetwise pickpocket.
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When organized-crime family patriarch Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge in this Oscar-winning epic.
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Cast
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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.
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Cast
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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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At Wellesley College in 1953, the all-female student population constitutes the best and the brightest, yet they're still measured by how well they marry -- until the arrival of a professor who threatens to upend the status quo.
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Frank T. Hopkins, reputed to be one of the best riders in the Wild West, gets a chance to prove his talent when an affluent sheik invites him to join one of the most grueling races of all: a 3,000-mile trek across the Arabian Desert.
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After his life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedès Iguanada are shattered by his best friend's false accusation, young sailor Edmond Dantes plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating himself into the French nobility as part of the plan.
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When gallant English knight Tristan wins the love of beautiful Isolde -- the daughter of the Irish king -- soon after the fall of the Roman Empire, their liaison threatens to destroy the uneasy truce between their respective nations.
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When a high school football coach befriends a developmentally disabled man nicknamed "Radio" -- who's the target of teasing -- their friendship raises eyebrows. But Radio's growth under the coach's guidance causes the townsfolk to think differently.
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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.
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Roxie hungers for stardom but ends up in the slammer, where superstar Velma is doing time for shooting her cheating husband. When Velma's lawyer makes Roxie a tabloid sensation, he sets up a musical catfight between the all-too-willing rivals.
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Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker delivers a powerful performance as Cecil Gaines, who served as the White House butler under eight presidents. His three decades of service unfold against a backdrop of unparalleled change in American history.
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This Oscar-winning treatise on absolute power and its human toll sees fledgling queen Elizabeth I sacrificing happiness for her own safety and placing her trust in her stealthy "spymaster," Sir Francis Walsingham.
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Rob Brown stars as trailblazer Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. Dubbed the "Elmira Express" because of his tireless drive, Davis also lived up to the title off the field fighting for racial equality. Director Gary Fleder's inspiring biopic co-stars Dennis Quaid as Ben Schwartzwalder, the crusty Syracuse University coach who teaches Davis the game and in return learns much from his bold civil rights achievements.
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Rachel Singer is a former Mossad intelligence agent who is forced to relive her 1965 pursuit of a notorious Nazi war criminal after the bold and dangerous fugitive is suspected to have reemerged 30 years later in the Ukraine.
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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.
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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.
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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 The Motorcycle Diaries on DVD The Motorcycle Diaries
Synopsis
Argentinean medical student and future revolutionary Che Guevara motorcycles across South America with his friend Alberto beginning in 1951, a deeply personal odyssey that ultimately crystallizes the young man's budding political beliefs.
Cast
Cast
Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mercedes Morán, Jean Pierre Noher, Lucas Oro, Marina Glezer, Sofia Bertolotto, Franco Solazzi, Ricardo Diaz Mourelle, Sergio Boris
Director
Director
Walter Salles
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Spanish Language, Argentina
Rent Nine on DVD Nine
Synopsis
Film director Guido Contini faces a midlife crisis and struggles to complete his latest movie while juggling relationships with several women -- including his wife, his mistress and his mother -- in this musical based on the Broadway smash.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Giuseppe Spitaleri, Elio Germano, Martina Stella
Director
Director
Rob Marshall
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Marie Antoinette on DVD Marie Antoinette
Synopsis
Sofia Coppola directs a stylized portrait of Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst), the naive Austrian princess who married Louis XVI (Jason Schwartzman) to become queen of France at age 19. The film explores the effects of a luxurious yet terribly confining lifestyle on the young queen. Her resulting youthful indiscretion and frivolity ultimately led to her undoing. A Cannes Golden Palm nominee, this biopic also took Oscar honors for costume design.
Cast
Cast
Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn, Asia Argento, Molly Shannon, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Marianne Faithfull, Aurore Clément, Steve Coogan, Jean-Christophe Bouvet, Guillaume Gallienne, Clémentine Poidatz, Rose Byrne
Director
Director
Sofia Coppola
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Season of the Witch on DVD Season of the Witch
Synopsis
In 14th-century Europe, a courageous knight leads a group of weary warriors across impossibly treacherous terrain in order to transport a suspected witch believed to be responsible for spreading the devastating Black Plague.
Cast
Cast
Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Claire Foy, Stephen Graham, Ulrich Thomsen, Robert Sheehan, Christopher Lee
Director
Director
Dominic Sena
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Supernatural Thrillers, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Black Book on DVD Black Book
Synopsis
Rachel Stein is a beautiful Jewish woman who averts Nazi capture, then assumes a new Aryan identity and joins the Dutch resistance movement. A local leader persuades her to seduce a Nazi commander and take down the enemy from within.
Cast
Cast
Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn, Waldemar Kobus, Derek de Lint, Christian Berkel, Dolf de Vries, Michiel Huisman
Director
Director
Paul Verhoeven
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Period Pieces, Dutch Language, Netherlands
Rent The Phantom of the Opera on DVD The Phantom of the Opera
Synopsis
This big-screen version of the legendary musical stars Gerard Butler as the disfigured, reclusive Phantom who roams beneath the Paris Opera and takes budding star Christine under his wing. But as he falls for her, she finds love with handsome Raoul.
Cast
Cast
Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver, Ciarán Hinds, Simon Callow, Victor McGuire, Jennifer Ellison
Director
Director
Joel Schumacher
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Period Pieces, Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Girl with a Pearl Earring on DVD Girl with a Pearl Earring
Synopsis
In this cinematic adaptation of Tracy Chevalier's best-selling historical fiction novel, Scarlett Johansson stars as Griet, the young housemaid with a hidden appreciation for art who becomes the muse of Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer.
Cast
Cast
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt, Cillian Murphy, Essie Davis, Joanna Scanlan, Alakina Mann, David Morrissey, Anna Popplewell
Director
Director
Peter Webber
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Amelia on DVD Amelia
Synopsis
Hilary Swank stars as famed aviator Amelia Earhart in this dramatic biopic that follows the daring pilot's rise from obscurity in Kansas to her troubled marriage to businessman George Putnam (Richard Gere), who recruited her for her first transatlantic flight. Mira Nair (The Namesake, Vanity Fair) directs; Ewan McGregor, Joe Anderson, Christopher Eccleston and Mia Wasikowska co-star.
Cast
Cast
Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Joe Anderson, Cherry Jones, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Abrams, Scott Anderson
Director
Director
Mira Nair
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Lawless on DVD Lawless
Synopsis
This true-to-life action saga profiles Virginia's bootlegging Bondurant gang, whose exploits during the Prohibition era made them outlaw heroes. The three Bondurant brothers tussle with the law and each other as they try to survive changing times.
Cast
Cast
Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan, Chris McGarry, Tim Tolin, Gary Oldman, Lew Temple
Director
Director
John Hillcoat
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Mobster, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Squid and the Whale on DVD The Squid and the Whale
Synopsis
This insightful indie drama looks at the crumbling marriage between a self-centered novelist -- whose career is waning -- and his up-and-coming writer wife. Meanwhile, the warring couple's two sons are caught in the cross fire.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin, Halley Feiffer, Anna Paquin, Ken Leung, David Benger, Adam Rose
Director
Director
Noah Baumbach
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie Comedies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Frida on DVD Frida
Synopsis
Julie Taymor directs this Oscar-winning biopic of painter Frida Kahlo, focusing on her often rocky relationship with husband Diego Rivera and her controversial political and sexual reputation (she was a communist and openly bisexual).
Cast
Cast
Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas, Valeria Golino, Geoffrey Rush, Ashley Judd, Diego Luna, Mía Maestro, Edward Norton, Roger Rees, Saffron Burrows
Director
Director
Julie Taymor
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Painting, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
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