Top Showtime movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Dexter on DVD Dexter
Synopsis
Mild-mannered Dexter Morgan works for the police department as a blood-splatter analyst but moonlights as a vigilante murderer who only targets other killers, implementing a moral code instilled in him by his adoptive father.
Cast
Cast
Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar, C.S. Lee, Lauren Vélez, Desmond Harrington, Julie Benz, Christina Robinson, Geoff Pierson
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Crime Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Dramas, Showtime
Rent Weeds on DVD Weeds
Synopsis
Nancy Botwin takes a big hit when her husband dies suddenly and she's left struggling to maintain her comfortable lifestyle -- so the suburban soccer mom summons up her inner entrepreneur and starts selling pot to her affluent neighbors.
Cast
Cast
Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Kevin Nealon, Justin Kirk, Elizabeth Perkins, Allie Grant, Andy Milder, Tonye Patano, Romany Malco
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramedy, TV Comedies, Showtime, TV Dramas
Rent Homeland on DVD Homeland
Synopsis
When Sgt. Nicholas Brody, an American prisoner of war, returns home after eight years of captivity, frantic CIA agent Carrie Anderson suspects the Marine of having been turned into an Al Qaeda terrorist in this espionage drama from Showtime.
Cast
Cast
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Diego Klattenhoff, Jackson Pace, Morgan Saylor, Jamey Sheridan, David Marciano, Navid Negahban
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV Crime Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV War & Politics, Showtime
Rent The Tudors on DVD The Tudors
Synopsis
All the splendor and scandal of England's 16th-century royal court comes to life in this series that follows notorious Tudor monarch Henry VIII. The king often lets his passions rule, making for one of the most tumultuous periods of the throne.
Cast
Cast
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, James Frain, Anthony Brophy, Guy Carleton, Sarah Bolger, Natalie Dormer, Max Brown, Nick Dunning, Rod Hallett, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Ward
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, Showtime, BBC
Rent Californication on DVD Californication
Synopsis
Best-selling novelist Hank Moody battles writer's block and a weakness for drugs, booze and one-night stands while he struggles to make things work with his on-and-off girlfriend and their teenage daughter.
Cast
Cast
David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin, Evan Handler
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramedy, TV Comedies, Showtime, TV Dramas
Rent Nurse Jackie on DVD Nurse Jackie
Synopsis
Edie Falco anchors this acclaimed dramedy as Jackie Peyton, a far-from-perfect but dedicated ER nurse who works in a hectic New York City hospital and relies on pain meds to get her through her exhausting days.
Cast
Cast
Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Peter Facinelli, Anna Deavere Smith, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Ruby Jerins, Stephen Wallem
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramedy, TV Medical Dramas, TV Dramas, TV Comedies, Showtime
Rent The Devil's Arithmetic on DVD The Devil's Arithmetic
Synopsis
Jewish-American teen Hannah Stern (Kirsten Dunst) isn't much interested in her family's religious tradition. But her blasé attitude changes radically when she's suddenly transported back to a 1941 Nazi concentration camp. There, Hannah learns firsthand the horrors of the holocaust and the price her family and other Jews paid because of their heritage. Brittany Murphy, Louise Fletcher and Mimi Rogers co-star in director Donna Deitch's film.
Cast
Cast
Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Paul Freeman, Mimi Rogers, Louise Fletcher, Nitzan Sharron, Shelly Skandrani, Daniel Brocklebank, Heather Bertram, Caterina Scorsone
Director
Director
Donna Deitch
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Sci-Fi Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Period Pieces
Rent United States of Tara on DVD United States of Tara
Synopsis
Artist and mother Tara Gregson has her hands full juggling her career, her kids and a major case of dissociative identity disorder. This series follows Tara's struggle to find her real self while keeping her six others straight.
Cast
Cast
Toni Collette, John Corbett, Rosemarie DeWitt, Keir Gilchrist, Brie Larson, Patton Oswalt, Eddie Izzard, Michael J. Willett, Nathan Corddry
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramedy, TV Comedies, Showtime, TV Dramas
Rent Out of the Ashes on DVD Out of the Ashes
Synopsis
Based on a true story, this heart-wrenching film follows the journey of Gisella Perl (Christine Lahti), a Jewish-Hungarian doctor who survives Auschwitz. Decades later, she applies for U.S. citizenship when she becomes accused of colluding with the Nazis. As Perl struggles to explain the circumstances, her judge and jury are three INS investigators (Bruce Davison, Richard Crenna and Beau Bridges) who must decide her fate.
Cast
Cast
Christine Lahti, Beau Bridges, Richard Crenna, Bruce Davison, Jonathan Cake, Jolyon Baker, Jessica Beitchman, Oliver Cotton, Michelle Fine, Zoie Palmer, Maria Ricossa
Director
Director
Joseph Sargent
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Military & War Dramas, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent The L Word on DVD The L Word
Synopsis
This trailblazing cable series follows the tangled lives and ever-changing relationships among a close-knit group of lesbians -- including a lusty hairstylist and a recovering alcoholic -- who call Los Angeles home.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner, Katherine Moennig, Pam Grier, Rachel Shelley, Daniela Sea, Erin Daniels, Marlee Matlin
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, LGBT, LGBT Dramas, TV Dramas, Lesbian, Showtime
Rent Speak on DVD Speak
Synopsis
A violent crime against Melinda (Kristen Stewart) has left her shunned by her friends and completely traumatized as she enters the ninth grade a selective mute, isolating herself from everyone at school until a sympathetic teacher (Steve Zahn) encourages her to express herself. Elizabeth Perkins and D.B. Sweeney co-star in this powerful teen drama from writer-director Jessica Sharzer, which debuted at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Kristen Stewart, Hallee Hirsh, Eric Lively, Allison Siko, Steve Zahn, Elizabeth Perkins, D.B. Sweeney, Michael Angarano, Robert John Burke, Leslie Lyles
Director
Director
Jessica Sharzer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Showtime
Rent Dead Like Me on DVD Dead Like Me
Synopsis
Led by abrasive boss Rube Sofer, a group of undead grim reapers -- including a dour college dropout, a steely meter maid and a charming British bad boy -- finds themselves tasked with shepherding the recently departed into the afterlife.
Cast
Cast
Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy, Mandy Patinkin, Cynthia Stevenson, Britt McKillip, Christine Willes, Laura Harris, Crystal Dahl, Greg Kean
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramedy, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Dramas, Showtime
Rent Shameless (U.S.) on DVD Shameless (U.S.)
Synopsis
Inspired by an award-winning British series of the same name, this Showtime dramedy centers on a brood of dysfunctional Chicago siblings who struggle to make ends meet in between their alcoholic father's frequent blackouts.
Cast
Cast
William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Jeremy Allen White, Laura Wiggins, Joan Cusack
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV Dramedy, TV Comedies, Showtime
Rent The Borgias on DVD The Borgias
Synopsis
Oscar-winning director Neil Jordan helms this lavish period drama series about the notorious Borgia family, a clan headed by plotting patriarch Rodrigo, who will stop at nothing to become pope, and his beautiful but treacherous daughter, Lucrezia.
Cast
Cast
Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan, Sean Harris, Joanne Whalley, Lotte Verbeek, Colm Feore, Vernon Dobtcheff, David Oakes
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, Showtime
Rent Queer as Folk on DVD Queer as Folk
Synopsis
The lives and loves of five gay men living in Pittsburgh provide the drama in this American edition of the acclaimed British series. Amid the usual ups and downs of relationships, the friends grapple with everything from health issues to politics.
Cast
Cast
Gale Harold, Randy Harrison, Hal Sparks, Michelle Clunie, Robert Gant, Thea Gill, Scott Lowell, Peter Paige, Chris Potter, Sharon Gless, Jack Wetherall
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, LGBT, TV Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Showtime
Rent Secret Diary of a Call Girl on DVD Secret Diary of a Call Girl
Synopsis
Educated single girl Hannah Baxter likes the finer things in life and supports her expensive taste by secretly working as a high-class prostitute. But as her business picks up, she finds it hard to separate her private and professional lives.
Cast
Cast
Billie Piper, Iddo Goldberg, Cherie Lunghi, Ashley Madekwe
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Dramedy, TV Comedies, TV Dramas, Showtime, British TV
Rent Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t! on DVD Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!
Synopsis
Comedian Penn Jillette and his silent cohort, Teller, repurpose their expertise in stage magic and audience deception in this irreverent and gleefully profane series dedicated to debunking various pseudosciences and popular myths. Each show focuses on a single topic, blending commentary from experts with ad hoc research and plenty of sarcasm to expose the naked truth on topics ranging from gun control and recycling to circumcision and astrology.
Cast
Cast
Penn Jillette, Teller
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Reality Programming, Showtime
Rent Brotherhood on DVD Brotherhood
Synopsis
This award-winning series tells the story of two working-class, Irish-American brothers -- self-important politician Tommy Caffee and mobster Michael -- whose divergent personalities make it hard to remember that they are family.
Cast
Cast
Jason Isaacs, Jason Clarke, Annabeth Gish, Kevin Chapman, Fiona C. Erickson, Brian Scannell, Fionnula Flanagan, Kerry O'Malley, Billy Smith, Madison Garland, Ethan Embry
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Crime Dramas, TV Dramas, Showtime
Rent Ray Donovan on DVD Ray Donovan
Synopsis
Los Angeles's rich and famous denizens always call elite troubleshooter Ray Donovan to get them out of hot water -- but he can't seem to solve the problems the members of his dysfunctional working class Boston family create.
Cast
Cast
Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, Showtime
Rent Huff on DVD Huff
Synopsis
After a patient commits suicide in front of him during a session, psychiatrist Craig Huffstodt must reexamine his existence even as he continues to help others cope with theirs. Can he succeed with his family by his side -- or in spite of them?
Cast
Cast
Hank Azaria, Paget Brewster, Anton Yelchin, Andy Comeau, Blythe Danner, Oliver Platt, Kimberly Brooks, Liza Lapira, Faith Prince, Jack Laufer
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramedy, TV Comedies, TV Dramas, Showtime
Rent Sleeper Cell on DVD Sleeper Cell
Synopsis
This timely and provocative Showtime drama examines the motives of those who inflict terror and of those who attempt to stop them by whatever means necessary, even the possible betrayal of their own religious and political beliefs. Darwyn al-Sayeed (Michael Ealy), an FBI agent and fervent Muslim, goes undercover in a radical Islamic sleeper cell run by Faris al-Farik (Oded Fehr), a brilliant leader who threatens to destroy Darwyn ... and Los Angeles.
Cast
Cast
Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, Henri Lubatti, Melissa Sagemiller, Jake Soldera, Alex Nesic, Blake Shields, Carlos Gómez
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Crime Dramas, TV Dramas, Showtime
Rent Penny Dreadful on DVD Penny Dreadful
Synopsis
Dark characters clash violently with Dracula, Frankenstein's monster and other creatures of the night on the shadowy streets of Victorian London, where supernatural evil lurks around every corner.
Cast
Cast
Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, Showtime
Rent Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical on DVD Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical
Synopsis
Innocent, small-town Jimmy (Christian Campbell) discovers the dangers of marijuana in this campy musical remake of the 1930s cult classic. Lured by the wily Jack (Steven Weber) into a den of iniquity presided over by fallen dame Mae (Ana Gasteyer), Jimmy soon forgets about his beloved Mary Lane (Kristen Bell). Will he succumb to the madness? Alan Cumming, John Kassir, Amy Spanger and Neve Cambpell co-star in director Andy Fickman's satire.
Cast
Cast
Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming, Ana Gasteyer, John Kassir, Amy Spanger, Robert Torti, Steven Weber, Kevin McNulty
Director
Director
Andy Fickman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Showtime, Musicals, Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals
Rent The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone on DVD The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Synopsis
Tennessee Williams's short novel finds American actress Karen Stone (Helen Mirren) en route to Rome when her wealthy husband (Brian Dennehy) suffers a fatal heart attack on the plane. Nevertheless, Karen decides to stay in Italy, where she falls for a handsome young gigolo (Olivier Martinez), and the two launch a passionate but ill-fated affair. This made-for-TV adaptation received five Emmy nominations.
Cast
Cast
Helen Mirren, Olivier Martinez, Anne Bancroft, Brian Dennehy, Rodrigo Santoro, Roger Allam, Victor Alfieri, Suzanne Bertish
Director
Director
Robert Allan Ackerman
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Period Pieces, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent The Passion of Ayn Rand on DVD The Passion of Ayn Rand
Synopsis
In this illuminating, made-for-television drama, novelist and iconoclast Ayn Rand (Helen Mirren) uses her objectivist philosophy to rationalize a torrid, 15-year affair with her handsome young protégé, Nathaniel Branden (Eric Stoltz). Christopher Menaul directed the film, which is based on the autobiography of Branden's long-suffering wife, Barbara (played by Julie Delpy). Peter Fonda shines as Frank O'Connor, Rand's aggrieved spouse.
Cast
Cast
Helen Mirren, Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Peter Fonda, Sybil Temchen, Tom McCamus
Director
Director
Christopher Menaul
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Biographies, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Edge of America on DVD Edge of America
Synopsis
English teacher Mr. Williams (James McDaniel) is something entirely new to the denizens of the Three Nations Reservation. For one, he's not an American Indian; what's more, he's a black man. That means he faces a steep uphill battle for acceptance. It's a daunting prospect, until he agrees to coach the losing girls' high school basketball team. Based on a true story, the film draws heavily on a cast made up of talented Utah locals.
Cast
Cast
James McDaniel, Irene Bedard, Tim Daly, Wes Studi, Delanna Studi
Director
Director
Chris Eyre
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Sports Dramas, Basketball, Sports Stories, Inspirational Stories
Rent Masters of Horror: Takashi Miike: Imprint on DVD Masters of Horror: Takashi Miike: Imprint
Synopsis
Set in 19th-century Japan, this unnerving shocker follows an American journalist searching for Komomo, a prostitute he loved yet forsook years ago. During an encounter with a disfigured hooker, he learns of the unspeakably cruel fate Komomo suffered.
Cast
Cast
Billy Drago, Youki Kudoh, Toshie Negishi, Michie Ito, Shimako Iwai
Director
Director
Takashi Miike
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Horror, Cult Horror, Psychological Thrillers, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Showtime
Rent House of Lies on DVD House of Lies
Synopsis
Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell star in this Showtime series that charts the cutthroat antics of two warring management consulting firms, based on Martin Kihn's blistering memoir about his time at a top-level consultancy.
Cast
Cast
Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Dawn Olivieri, Donis Leonard Jr., Glynn Turman
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramedy, TV Comedies, Showtime
Rent Further Tales of the City on DVD Further Tales of the City
Synopsis
This sequel to More Tales of the City finds Mary Ann (Laura Linney) struggling to advance in her new career on television, while Michael (Paul Hopkins) is playing the field after his break-up with Jon (Billy Campbell). After her divorce, Prue (Mary Kay Place) finds comfort in a mysterious stranger. DeDe (Barbara Garrick) returns with a revelation that could be the scoop Mary Ann has been waiting for.
Cast
Cast
Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Billy Campbell, Mary Kay Place, Bruce McCulloch, Barbara Garrick, Paul Hopkins, Jackie Burroughs, Whip Hubley, Henry Czerny, Jackie Richardson, Sandra Oh, Joel Grey, John McMartin, Parker Posey
Director
Director
Pierre Gang
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Miniseries, LGBT, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, Showtime, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Conviction on DVD Conviction
Synopsis
Based on the compelling autobiography of Carl Upchurch (Omar Epps), Conviction tells the story of a man who hits rock bottom but climbs his way back up against all odds. Having grown up on the streets of Philly, Carl passes in and out of jail. His redemption finally comes in the form of a teacher he meets in prison who inspires him to clean up his act, help others just like him and teach kids to build a life outside of gangs.
Cast
Cast
Omar Epps, Dana Delany, Bentley Mitchum, Charles S. Dutton, Anthony 'Treach' Criss , Kyle Kassardjian, Benz Antoine, Peter Mensah
Director
Director
Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Dramas Based on the Book, African-American Dramas, Biographies, Faith & Spirituality, Inspirational Stories, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films
Rent Sex with Strangers on DVD Sex with Strangers
Synopsis
This titillating documentary from "Taxicab Confessions" creators Joe and Harry Glantz looks at three couples who have found a way to spice up their relationships by opening them up to other participants. James and Theresa take to swinging with gusto; Shannon and Gerard wonder what it might do to their marriage; and Calvin, Julie and Sara discover that threesomes (and then some) aren't as fantastic as many imagine them to be.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Harry Gantz, Joe Gantz
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Indie Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Showtime
Rent Plain Truth on DVD Plain Truth
Synopsis
The serenity of a rural Pennsylvania community is shattered when a young Amish girl, Katie (Alison Pill), is accused of killing her newborn baby. High-powered, big-city criminal attorney Ellie Harrison (Mariska Hargitay) steps in to defend the teen suspect, but her case is hindered by Katie's insistence that she was never pregnant. Can Ellie uncover the truth in this fiercely private society that distrusts outsiders?
Cast
Cast
Mariska Hargitay, Alison Pill, Kate Trotter, Alec McClure, Andrew Martin-Smith, Robert Bockstael, Laura Leigh Hughes, Jonathan LaPaglia, Nigel Bennett, Christopher Ralph, Colin Fox
Director
Director
Paul Shapiro
Genres
Genres
Drama, Mystery, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Courtroom Dramas
Rent Our Fathers on DVD Our Fathers
Synopsis
This powerful and timely indictment of a church in crisis stars Christopher Plummer as Cardinal Bernard Law, the high-ranking Catholic priest at the center of a far-reaching web of sexual abuse and institutionalized cover-up. Based on <i>Newsweek</i> journalist David France's best-seller about the real-life scandal that rocked Boston, this Emmy-nominated drama co-stars Ted Danson, Brian Dennehy and Ellen Burstyn.
Cast
Cast
Ted Danson, Christopher Plummer, Brian Dennehy, Daniel Baldwin, Ellen Burstyn, Kenneth Welsh, Will Lyman, Wayne Best, Colin Fox, James Oliver
Director
Director
Dan Curtis
Genres
Genres
Drama, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Dramas Based on Real Life, Social Issue Dramas, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Faith & Spirituality, Religious & Spiritual Dramas
Rent Incident On and Off a Mountain Road on DVD Incident On and Off a Mountain Road
Synopsis
Chased through the night woods by the maniacal Moonface, Ellen defends herself by rigging a series of booby traps she learned from her cruel survivalist husband. But her tricks may not be enough to stave off the creepy predator.
Cast
Cast
Ethan Embry, Bree Turner, John De Santis, Angus Scrimm
Director
Director
Don Coscarelli
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Horror, Slashers and Serial Killers, Showtime
Rent Survival Island on DVD Survival Island
Synopsis
A shipwreck leads to a dangerous love triangle for millionaire Jack (Billy Zane) and his wife, Jennifer (Kelly Brook), in this torrid thriller. When their yacht sinks, the two set up camp on a deserted island along with surviving deckhand Manuel (Juan Pablo Di Pace). The couple depends on Manuel's help to survive, and Jennifer falls prey to his brawny charms. But when Jack discovers the affair, he vows murderous vengeance.
Cast
Cast
Billy Zane, Kelly Brook, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Todd Collins, Victoria Di Pace, Gabrielle Jourdan
Director
Director
Stewart Raffill
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Suspense, Action Thrillers, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent Run the Wild Fields on DVD Run the Wild Fields
Synopsis
Ruby (Joanne Whalley) eagerly awaits her husband's return from service during World War II. But he goes missing in action, and after waiting dutifully for a long time, Ruby contemplates whether to keep believing he will return or whether to get on with her life. When a handsome drifter (Sean Patrick Flanery) shows up on her doorstep asking for work, Ruby hires him ... and sparks fly.
Cast
Cast
Joanne Whalley, Sean Patrick Flanery, Alexa PenaVega, Cotter Smith, Bill Lake
Director
Director
Paul A. Kaufman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Jeremiah on DVD Jeremiah
Synopsis
Over a decade since a mysterious virus completely annihilated Earth's post-pubescent population, heroic survivor Jeremiah (Luke Perry) partners with cynical sidekick Kurdy (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) in the hopes of locating the magnificent yet potentially mythic Valhalla Sector. Based on Hermann Huppen's graphic novel series, this post-apocalyptic drama follows the partners through inhospitable territories and harrowing ordeals.
Cast
Cast
Luke Perry, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Peter Stebbings, Ingrid Kavelaars, Byron Lawson, Sean Astin, Robert Wisden, Joanne Kelly, Kim Hawthorne
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Dramas, Showtime
Rent Sucker Free City on DVD Sucker Free City
Synopsis
Director Spike Lee sets this gripping drama in the culturally diverse melting pot of San Francisco. Three young men commit low-level crimes on each other's sanctified turf, and that turns out to be a big no-no! Nick (Ben Crowley) is a white mailroom worker in a corporate office who steals credit card numbers; K-Luv (Anthony Mackie) is part of a black gang; and Lincoln (Ken Leung) is a bag man for the Chinese mafia.
Cast
Cast
Ben Crowley, Reynaldo Rosales, Anthony Mackie, Ken Leung, Laura Allen, John Savage, James Hong, Emilio Rivera, George Cheung, Darris Love, Eddie Shin, T.V. Carpio
Director
Director
Spike Lee
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showtime
Rent The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie on DVD The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie
Synopsis
Charlie (Kevin Zegers) can't seem to stay out of trouble, and his principal, Mr. Dewitt (James Caan), is at his wits' end. Fed up with Charlie's behavior, he gives the boy his choice of penalty: suspension or doing odd jobs for the town's most eccentric resident, Mrs. Ritchie (Gena Rowlands). Charlie chooses to help out Mrs. Ritchie, and the two begin a special friendship as Mrs. Ritchie teaches him about trust, life and love.
Cast
Cast
Gena Rowlands, Kevin Zegers, James Caan, David Schofield, Leslie Hope, Cameron Daddo, Brenda James, Justin Chatwin, Jeremy Raymond, Anna Van Hooft, Brendan Prost
Director
Director
Paul Johansson
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Teen Dramas, Coming of Age, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent Bang Bang You're Dead on DVD Bang Bang You're Dead
Synopsis
What could possibly lead teenagers to kill their peers with guns and firepower? That is the perpelxing question this film, based on a play that has been produced at schools all over America, attempts to answer. Trevor Adams (Ben Foster) is a smart kid who's feeling cowed by the popular crowd. Lonely, he finds companionship in the Trogs, a group who voices its disgruntlement through pranks and deadly assault. Can a concerned teacher save him?
Cast
Cast
Ben Foster, Tom Cavanagh, Randy Harrison, Janel Moloney, Jane McGregor, David Paetkau, Eric Johnson, Kristian Ayre, Brent Glenen
Director
Director
Guy Ferland
Genres
Genres
Drama, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent Damaged Care on DVD Damaged Care
Synopsis
In this true David-and-Goliath story from Showtime, Linda Peeno (Laura Dern) is a doctor who watches helplessly as her colleagues provide inadequate medical treatment in an effort to toe the line with managed care companies. But Peeno can't, and won't, compromise her patients, so she fights back against the behemoths. It won't be easy, though: The louder she blows the whistle, the more complicated her life becomes.
Cast
Cast
Laura Dern, James Le Gros, Michelle Clunie, Adam Arkin, Regina King, Diane Ladd, Suki Kaiser
Director
Director
Harry Winer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Medical Dramas
Rent Masters of Horror: John Landis: Deer Woman on DVD Masters of Horror: John Landis: Deer Woman
Synopsis
After stumbling upon a series of male murder victims who were mysteriously trampled to death during a state of sexual arousal, police detective Dwight Faraday suspects an elusive American Indian woman.
Cast
Cast
Brian Benben, Anthony Griffith, Cinthia Moura, Lisa Marie Caruk
Director
Director
John Landis
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Horror, Supernatural Horror, Slashers and Serial Killers, Showtime
Rent Masters of Horror: John Landis: Family on DVD Masters of Horror: John Landis: Family
Synopsis
In an idyllic suburban neighborhood, lonely bachelor Harold Thompson has his sights set on his sexy new neighbor, Celia Fuller. But the mild-mannered Harold isn't quite what he appears to be: As it happens, he's a serial killer.
Cast
Cast
George Wendt, Matt Keeslar, Meredith Monroe, Emily Tennant, John B. Scott, Haley Guiel, Kerry Sandomirsky, Nancy Whyte, Emily Hope, Aleita Northey
Director
Director
John Landis
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Horror, Slashers and Serial Killers, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Cult Horror, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Showtime
Rent Masters of Horror: The V Word on DVD Masters of Horror: The V Word
Synopsis
Director Ernest R. Dickerson offers this chilling tale of two kids who break into a mortuary and unwittingly let loose a vampire who thirsts for blood. When they suspect they're slowly joining the ranks of the undead, they seek their own revenge.
Cast
Cast
Jodelle Ferland, Lynda Boyd, Michael Ironside, Arjay Smith, Branden Nadon, Keith D. Humphrey, Terry D. Stevens
Director
Director
Ernest R. Dickerson
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Horror, Showtime, Vampires, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Sexual Life on DVD Sexual Life
Synopsis
As they seek romance and sexual gratification, the lives of eight Angelenos -- including a teenage trollop (Azura Skye), a wedding photographer (Tom Everett Scott) and a hotel desk clerk (Eion Bailey) -- converge on a carousel of carnal encounters. Elizabeth Banks and Anne Heche deliver memorable performances, as do screen veterans Shirley Knight and Fionnula Flanagan, in this insightful comedy of manners from director Ken Kwapis.
Cast
Cast
Elizabeth Banks, Anne Heche, Kerry Washington, Eion Bailey, Shirley Knight, Kevin Corrigan, Fionnula Flanagan, Tom Everett Scott, Dulé Hill, James Le Gros, Steven Weber, Azura Skye
Director
Director
Ken Kwapis
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Indie Romance, Showtime
Rent Mermaid on DVD Mermaid
Synopsis
A little girl (Jodelle Ferland) comes to terms with the death of her father by sending him a note tied to a heaven-bound balloon. The events that transpire when the balloon's finder contacts the child form the basis of this touching family drama. Based on a true story, the movie received Daytime Emmy nominations for Best Actress (Ellen Burstyn), Supporting Actress (Ferland) and Director (Peter Masterson).
Cast
Cast
Ellen Burstyn, Samantha Mathis, Jodelle Ferland, David Kaye, Blu Mankuma, Joshua Peace
Director
Director
Peter Masterson
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent Frankie and Hazel on DVD Frankie and Hazel
Synopsis
Girl power turns their families and the city upside down in this warm, fun and witty comedy as 12-year-old best friends Frankie (Mischa Barton) and Hazel (Ingrid Uribe) conspire to make their mark on the local community. One excels at ballet and baseball and battles a sexist coach for a spot on a Little League team, while the other devours politics and decides to run for mayor.
Cast
Cast
Mischa Barton, Ingrid Uribe, Joan Plowright, Richard Yniguez
Director
Director
JoBeth Williams
Genres
Genres
Ages 8-10, Ages 5-7, Ages 11-12, Children & Family, Family Dramas, Teen Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Hallmark
Rent The Outer Limits: The New Series on DVD The Outer Limits: The New Series
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A revival of the original "The Outer Limits" cult series that aired in the 1960s, this modern-day version explores the sci-fi side of existence, such as contact with aliens, androids, mutants and highly intelligent robots. Tom Arnold, Beau Bridges, Josh Brolin, Kirsten Dunst, Melissa Gilbert, Mark Hamill, Neil Patrick Harris, Howie Mandel, James Marsden, Alyssa Milano, Pat Morita, Leonard Nimoy, David Hyde Pierce and more appear.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Conway, Leonard Nimoy, David Hyde Pierce, Alyssa Milano, Beau Bridges, Tom Arnold, Mark Hamill, Melissa Gilbert, Josh Brolin, Kirsten Dunst, Pat Morita, Neil Patrick Harris, Howie Mandel, James Marsden
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Showtime
Rent Joe Dante: The Screwfly Solution on DVD Joe Dante: The Screwfly Solution
Synopsis
Two scientists race to discover why the collective libido of men across the globe has suddenly turned into homicidal bloodlust. The battle of the sexes takes on a new meaning as the researchers try to unravel the mystery while female corpses pile up.
Cast
Cast
Jason Priestley, Kerry Norton, Linda Darlow, Brenna O'Brien, Steve Lawlor, Elliott Gould, William S. Taylor, Don House, Nels Lennarson, Steve Makaj, J. Winston Carroll, Tara Leigh, Bill Mackenzie
Director
Director
Joe Dante
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Horror, Sci-Fi Horror, Showtime
Rent Masters of Horror: Larry Cohen: Pick Me Up on DVD Masters of Horror: Larry Cohen: Pick Me Up
Synopsis
When their bus breaks down on a dark highway, a feisty hipster and the other passengers on board find themselves caught in the middle of a ruthless battle between a psychotic truck driver and a loony-tunes hitchhiker.
Cast
Cast
Fairuza Balk, Laurene Landon, Michael Moriarty, Warren Kole
Director
Director
Larry Cohen
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Horror, Slashers and Serial Killers, Cult Horror, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Showtime
Rent The Sandy Bottom Orchestra on DVD The Sandy Bottom Orchestra
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Adapted from a novel by Garrison Keillor, this drama showcases the pride and pitfalls of small-town life as it follows an eccentric classical pianist and her dairy-farmer husband, who have struggled to fit in since they moved to Sandy Bottom, Wis.
Cast
Cast
Glenne Headly, Jane Powell, Tom Irwin, Richard McMillan, Madeline Zima
Director
Director
Bradley Wigor
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Hallmark
Rent Out of Order on DVD Out of Order
Synopsis
Life imitates art in this Showtime original miniseries starring Eric Stoltz as Tinseltown screenwriter Mark Colm, whose life is so full of drama and complications that he couldn't have written a better script himself. With his spouse and writing partner (Felicity Huffman) depressed and drinking too much, can Mark resist the growing temptation to cheat on her? William H. Macy co-stars as a has-been producer.
Cast
Cast
Eric Stoltz, Felicity Huffman, Kim Dickens, Justine Bateman, Peter Bogdanovich, William H. Macy, Lane Smith, Celia Weston, Adam Harrington
Director
Director
Wayne Powers
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Miniseries, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Showtime, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas
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Synopsis
Suffering from writer's block, American author Edgar Allan Poe is also tormented by a black cat that's slowly driving him mad. Stuart Gordon's chilling film looks at what may have inspired Poe to dream up such macabre stories and suspenseful poetry.
Cast
Cast
Aron Tager, Jeffrey Combs, Patrick Gallagher, Christopher Heyerdahl, Ryan Crocker, Eric Keenleyside, Ken Kramer, Ian Alexander Martin, Elyse Levesque
Director
Director
Stuart Gordon
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Horror, Creature Features, Psychological Thrillers, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Showtime
Rent Billions on DVD Billions
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Two driven men at the top of their professions -- famed financier Bobby "Axe" Axelrod and his nemesis, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades -- square off in this engrossing drama set in the high-rolling world of corporate wealth and power.
Cast
Cast
Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashad
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV Crime Dramas, Showtime
Rent Masters of Horror: The Damned Thing on DVD Masters of Horror: The Damned Thing
Synopsis
In this edition of the genre anthology series, a sleepy Texas town goes berserk in a homicidal rage, leading Sheriff Kevin Reddle to believe that the mysterious force that savagely killed his father has returned.
Cast
Cast
Marisa Coughlan, Sean Patrick Flanery, Ted Raimi, Alexandra Carter, Ted Friend, Ocean Hellman, Eileen Barrett, Tracy Waterhouse, Brendan Fletcher, Clint Carleton, Ryan Drescher, Brent Stait, Alex Ferris, Georgia Craig
Director
Director
Tobe Hooper
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Horror, Creature Features, Cult Horror, Showtime, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Masters of Horror: Valerie on the Stairs on DVD Masters of Horror: Valerie on the Stairs
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Aspiring author Rob Hanisey has just moved in to Highberger House, a place for struggling writers to live until they're published. He repeatedly encounters a mysterious woman named Valerie, who pleads with him to save her from an unseen force.
Cast
Cast
Christopher Lloyd, Tony Todd, Nicola Lipman, Tyron Leitso, Clare Grant, Jonathan Watton, Christine Barrie
Director
Director
Mick Garris
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Genres
TV Shows, Horror, Supernatural Horror, Cult Horror, Showtime, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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Thanks to a cutting-edge "modality," self-centered shrink Dr. Fiona Wallice can deliver talk therapy via the Internet in just three minutes. It works perfectly for her impatience ... but not so much for her patients.
Cast
Cast
Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky, Victor Garber, Lily Tomlin, Jennifer Elise Cox, Maulik Pancholy
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, Showtime
Rent Sightings: Heartland Ghost on DVD Sightings: Heartland Ghost
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After a Kansas family claims that their new home is haunted, a television crew arrives to document their experiences for a paranormal reality show called "Sightings" in this spine-chiller. Producer Derek (Beau Bridges) is skeptical, but events soon begin to change his mind. Working with a co-worker (Nia Long) and a psychic (Miguel Ferrer), Derek discovers that the ghosts are real -- and their existence may provide some clues to a 100-year-old mystery.
Cast
Cast
Randy Birch, Beau Bridges, Richard Halliday, Lori Ravensborg, Nia Long, Thea Gill, Gabriel Olds, Matthew Currie Holmes, Miguel Ferrer, Trevor Roberts, Joe Norman Shaw, Jennifer Sterling, Stephen Hair
Director
Director
Brian Trenchard-Smith
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Genres
Thrillers, Supernatural Thrillers, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent Snow in August on DVD Snow in August
Synopsis
In this period drama, a young Irish boy discovers the true meaning of courage. When Michael Devlin (Peter Tambakis) witnesses the fatal beating of a Jewish man, he's beset with fear that the perpetrators will find out -- and wracked with guilt for not reporting the crime to the authorities. But with the help of a local rabbi and the watchful gaze of the Golem, a protector fashioned from clay, Michael sees to it that justice is served.
Cast
Cast
Peter Anthony Tambakis, Stephen Rea, Lolita Davidovich, Adam MacDonald, Jonathan Koensgen, Jase Blankfort, Jack Daniel Wells, Tony Calabretta, Derrick Reeve
Director
Director
Richard Friedenberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Period Pieces, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Faith & Spirituality, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films
Rent Dance of the Dead on DVD Dance of the Dead
Synopsis
Teen waitress Peggy rebels against her overprotective mom by joining a group of punk patrons for a night at the Doom Room, where the entertainment is provided by an eclectic troupe of reanimated corpses.
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Cast
Jonathan Tucker, Robert Englund, Ryan McDonald, Jessica Lowndes, Lucie Guest
Director
Director
Tobe Hooper
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Horror, Zombies, Cult Horror, Showtime, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Coast to Coast on DVD Coast to Coast
Synopsis
A long-married couple (Richard Dreyfuss and Judy Davis) admits to long-simmering resentments and ennui that threaten their relationship in this painfully honest drama directed by Paul Mazursky. As a last hurrah, and to decide whether they should stay together or split up for good, the two take to the road in search of answers, hoping to rediscover what love means and whether they can find it with each other again. Can this marriage be saved?
Cast
Cast
Richard Dreyfuss, Judy Davis, Selma Blair, Maximilian Schell, Fred Ward, Saul Rubinek, John Salley, Paul Mazursky, David Julian Hirsh, Kate Lynch, Richard Fitzpatrick
Director
Director
Paul Mazursky
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on the Book, Romantic Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent We All Scream for Ice Cream on DVD We All Scream for Ice Cream
Synopsis
As kids, a group of friends played a prank that resulted in the death of neighborhood ice-cream man Buster the clown. But now that they're all grown up, Buster's restless ghost returns to dish up some revenge.
Cast
Cast
Tim Henry, Colin Cunningham, Lee Tergesen, William Forsythe, Brent Sheppard, Maxwell Neck, Laura Drummond, Ingrid Tesch, Quinn Lord, Brett Kelly, Cainan Wiebe, Kevan Kase
Director
Director
Tom Holland
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Horror, Supernatural Horror, Cult Horror, Showtime, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Masters of Horror: The Washingtonians on DVD Masters of Horror: The Washingtonians
Synopsis
Taking poetic license in exploring the roots of George Washington's family tree, director Peter Medak rewrites history in unimaginable ways by proposing that America's first president was a homicidal maniac.
Cast
Cast
Saul Rubinek, Johnathon Schaech, Venus Terzo, Richard Stroh, Joel Wirkkunen, Julia Tortolano, Brian Jensen, Chris Kalhoon, Esme Lambert, Myron Natwick, Duncan Fraser, Patrick Keating, Nathan Clark, Daniel Cudmore
Director
Director
Peter Medak
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Horror, Slashers and Serial Killers, Cult Horror, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Showtime
Rent Sea People on DVD Sea People
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Teenage dreamer Amanda Forrest (Tegan Moss) sees old-timer John McRae (Hume Cronyn) leap off a bridge into frigid water. After attempting a rescue, she's shocked to learn that John's dive was merely part of a recreational swim. Accompanying him home, Amanda discovers that John and his wife (Joan Gregson) sleep in saltwater tanks, eat algae and drink seaweed tea -- and that they could be mermaids. Vic Sarin directs this charming fable.
Cast
Cast
Hume Cronyn, Joan Gregson, Tegan Moss, Shawn Roberts, Ron Lea, Arlene Mazerolle, Don McKellar, Cedric Smith, Janet Kidder, James Mainprize, Scott Roberts
Director
Director
Vic Sarin
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Family Dramas
Rent Fathers and Sons on DVD Fathers and Sons
Synopsis
A father bonds with his son over the course of 30 years in the first story in this collection of tales about three families who live on the same street. The second tale reveals the affairs of a man who still lives with his wife but doesn't love her. And in the final story, an estranged son returns home. Kathy Baker, Gale Howard, Bradley Whitford, Clea Duvall, Joseph Bologna, Barbara Barrie, John Mahoney and Samantha Mathis star.
Cast
Cast
Bradley Whitford, Samantha Mathis, Ron Eldard, Vinessa Shaw, Reiko Aylesworth, Lisa Edelstein, Gale Harold, Meredith Monroe, John Mahoney, Kathy Baker
Director
Director
Rodrigo García, Jared Rappaport, Rob Spera
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Showtime
Rent Episodes on DVD Episodes
Synopsis
Hoping to create an American version of their successful British sitcom, a married TV writing team runs into a wall of cultural obstacles -- starting with the questionable casting of the unsophisticated Matt LeBlanc as the show's lead character.
Cast
Cast
Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, John Pankow, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Mircea Monroe
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Sitcoms, TV Comedies, Showtime
Rent Masters of Horror: Norio Tsuruta on DVD Masters of Horror: Norio Tsuruta
Synopsis
In love with his client's wife, American lawyer Jack Miller faces his fear of the sea and accepts an invitation for a day cruise on Tokyo Bay. But what should have been a pleasant day on the water soon turns horrific for all involved.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Gillies, Ryô Ishibashi, Yoshino Kimura, Gregory Pekar, Katshuiro Nagano, Ian Moore, Miho Ninagawa, Tom Irvine, Ethan Amis
Director
Director
Norio Tsuruta
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Genres
TV Shows, Horror, Supernatural Horror, Supernatural Thrillers, Showtime, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent A Girl Thing on DVD A Girl Thing
Synopsis
New York City psychiatrist Beth Noonan (Stockard Channing) endeavors to keep her life together as she helps several troubled clients through personal crises. But Beth finds herself in crisis when an unhinged woman (Camryn Manheim) cracks and holds the shrink hostage. Directed by Lee Rose, this made-for-cable miniseries co-stars Kate Capshaw, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Rebecca De Mornay, Mia Farrow and Elle MacPherson.
Cast
Cast
Kate Capshaw, Stockard Channing, Rebecca De Mornay, Mia Farrow, Elizabeth Franz, Irma P. Hall, Linda Hamilton, Glenne Headly, Allison Janney, Tina Lifford, Elle Macpherson, Camryn Manheim, Scott Bakula, Bruce Greenwood
Director
Director
Lee Rose
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT Dramas, Erotic Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, TV Miniseries, Showtime
Rent What Girls Learn on DVD What Girls Learn
Synopsis
Mama (Elizabeth Perkins) is the single mother of two teenage girls in 1980s rural Georgia. She shares everything with the girls -- but there is one secret she has been harboring: She's been carrying on a long-distance relationship with Nick (Scott Bakula). He lives in Long Island and wants Mama and her family to move there, but on the heels of this life-changing news comes an even more painful issue.
Cast
Cast
Elizabeth Perkins, Scott Bakula, Alison Pill, Margo Martindale, Tamara Hope, Kyle Schmid, Sarah Gadon, Gloria Slade, Paulette Sinclair
Director
Director
Lee Rose
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Teen Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Coming of Age, Ages 11-12
Rent Love Songs on DVD Love Songs
Synopsis
Everyday people rediscover love in these three loosely interwoven stories. A promising young boxer (Robert Townsend) with money problems gets a chance to make quick cash -- though there's a catch. A beautiful woman (Lynn Whitfield) and an unsophisticated fruit vendor (Andre Braugher) come to realize there's more to love than meets the eye. And a father (Louis Gossett) struggles to teach his son that violence is not the answer to his problems.
Cast
Cast
Andre Braugher, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Townsend, Rachael Crawford, Carl Gordon, Lynn Whitfield, Brent Jennings, Phillip Jarrett, Sandra Caldwell, Dulé Hill
Director
Director
Andre Braugher, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Townsend
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, African-American Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent Jack on DVD Jack
Synopsis
Young Jack (Anton Yelchin) is struggling through his teenage years, and his life is about to get even tougher. His world collapses when he learns that his parents (Ron Silver and Stockard Channing) are divorcing -- and his father is moving in with another man. Stunned by the revelation, Jack must come to terms with new family dynamics in this sensitive family drama. Lee Rose ("Cashmere Mafia") directs.
Cast
Cast
Stockard Channing, Ron Silver, Anton Yelchin
Director
Director
Lee Rose
Genres
Genres
Drama, Coming of Age, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, LGBT Dramas
Rent Ruby's Bucket of Blood on DVD Ruby's Bucket of Blood
Synopsis
Ruby Delacroix (Angela Bassett) owns a popular juke joint on the Louisiana bayou, circa 1960. When she loses her star performer, she reluctantly hires a white singer, Billy Dupre (Kevin Anderson), as a replacement. But what she doesn't bargain for is falling in love with him. Unfortunately, in the Deep South, amid the first rumblings of the Civil Rights movement, Delacroix and Dupre's inflamed passion isn't a simple case of black and white.
Cast
Cast
Angela Bassett, Kevin Anderson, Brian Mitchell, Jurnee Smollett, Glenn Plummer, Angelica Page, Martin Villafana, Arnold Pinnock, David Ferry
Director
Director
Peter Werner
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent Harlan County War on DVD Harlan County War
Synopsis
Ruby Kincaid (Holly Hunter) is the wife of a hardworking coal miner in Harlan County, Ky., in the 1970s. After she witnesses two deaths, her husband's near-fatal accident and his subsequent fruitless battle with his employer, the Eastover Mining Company, Ruby decides to take matters into her own hands. With the help of a union organizer named Warren Jakopovich (Stellan Skarsgard), Ruby wages her own war on the Eastover Mining Company.
Cast
Cast
Holly Hunter, Stellan Skarsgård, Ted Levine, Wayne Robson, Alex House, Charlotte Arnold, Ker Wells, Jennifer Irwin, Rufus Crawford, Cliff Saunders, Deborah Pollitt
Director
Director
Tony Bill
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Social Issue Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent Rick on DVD Rick
Synopsis
Rick O'Lette (Bill Pullman) is the fawning employee of an arrogant Wall Street success named Duke (Aaron Stanford). When he isn't in the office, Duke is busy seducing Rick's teenaged daughter, Eve (Agnes Bruckner), via cyberspace. Meanwhile, Rick's erstwhile college buddy Buck (Dylan Baker) -- a smooth-talking hit man who specializes in bumping off corporate bigwigs -- puts both men in a complicated and deadly situation in this inky comedy.
Cast
Cast
Bill Pullman, Aaron Stanford, Agnes Bruckner, Sandra Oh, Dylan Baker, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Marianne Hagan, Jamie Harris, Paz de la Huerta
Director
Director
Curtiss Clayton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Showtime, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent The Paper Chase on DVD The Paper Chase
Synopsis
At an intensely competitive Ivy League law school, James (James Stephens) and the members of his study group struggle to cope with immense pressure from impossible assignments, important exams and outright cruelty from tyrannical professor Kingsfield (John Houseman). Based on a 1973 film, this acclaimed drama often finds the law students confronting tricky problems involving romance, ethics and race outside the classroom.
Cast
Cast
John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane, Betty Harford, Michael Tucci, Francine Tacker, Robert Ginty, Charles Hallahan, Andra Millian, Penny Johnson, Clare Kirkconnell
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, CBS, Showtime
Rent Pterodactyl on DVD Pterodactyl
Synopsis
While leading his unit into the Turkish forest to catch a terrorist, a special ops commander (Coolio) runs into a professor (Cameron Daddo) and his team of researchers, who are searching for clues to the earth's past. But as the two disparate groups trudge up the sides of a dormant volcano, they have no idea that what lies at the end of their journey is a batch of unhatched pterodactyl eggs. Can they work together to stop a deadly live birth?
Cast
Cast
Cameron Daddo, Coolio, Amy Sloan, George Calil, Ivo Cutzarida, Mircea Monroe, Jessica Ferrarone, David Nykl, Steve Braun, Petr Jákl
Director
Director
Mark L. Lester
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Creature Features, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent DC 9/11: Time of Crisis on DVD DC 9/11: Time of Crisis
Synopsis
September 11, 2001, was one of the most horrific and heartbreaking days in American history, the catalyst for a new, amorphous and complex war against terrorism and a reason for the country to band together in human kindness, empathy and patriotism. This drama attempts to capture the Bush administration's attempts to manage the situation and the challenges President George W. Bush (Timothy Bottoms) faced in the immediate aftermath.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Brian Trenchard-Smith
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Showtime, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent Carry Me Home on DVD Carry Me Home
Synopsis
From director Jace Alexander, this Showtime original feature tells the story of Carrie (Ashley Rose Orr) and the heartbreak she faces following her father's death during World War II. She takes her grief out on her mother, Harriet (Penelope Ann Miller), and spurns the affections of her classmate Zeke (Nicholas Braun). Things go from bad to worse when her mother meets Bernard (David Alan Basche), who has hopes of marrying Harriet.
Cast
Cast
Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Anderson, David Alan Basche, Ashley Rose Orr, Jane Alexander, Leo Burmester, Nicholas Braun, Harrison Chad, Catrina Ganey, Dajon Matthews-Roach, Richard Fay
Director
Director
Jace Alexander
Genres
Genres
Drama, Period Pieces, Family Dramas, Coming of Age, Showtime, Ages 11-12, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent A Woman's a Helluva Thing on DVD A Woman's a Helluva Thing
Synopsis
When his estranged mother dies, womanizing magazine publisher Houston Blackett (Angus MacFayden) makes a surprise appearance at her funeral. There, he runs into his ex, Zane Douglas (Penelope Ann Miller), and discovers that his mother and Zane were lovers. Now, Zane is set to inherit everything Houston thinks is rightfully his. But with the help of his back-stabbing stepmother (Ann-Margret), he's determined to fight for his right to the money.
Cast
Cast
Angus Macfadyen, Penelope Ann Miller, Ann-Margret, Kathryn Harrold, Mary Kay Place, Barry Del Sherman, Paul Dooley, Sharon Bajer, Jonas Chernick, Nancy Drake
Director
Director
Karen Leigh Hopkins
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, LGBT, Lesbian
Rent Out of Time on DVD Out of Time
Synopsis
In 1980, Jack Epson (James McDaniel) walks into the woods and falls asleep after he drinks from a spring. Awaking 20 years later, Jack is shocked to learn he has become a stranger to his wife (Mel Harris) and daughter and that his small town has been overrun by technology. As he adjusts to 21st-century life, Jack works to recover everything he lost -- including his remarried wife -- in this heartwarming update of the classic Rip Van Winkle tale.
Cast
Cast
August Schellenberg, James McDaniel, Ken Pogue, Mel Harris, Karen Holness
Director
Director
Ernest Thompson
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent Paradise on DVD Paradise
Synopsis
This touching drama examines the illogical reasons behind the decision of Bobby Paradise (David Strathairn), a supremely logical man, to set aside his scientific work as an astronaut and instead choose a life devoted to studying faith and religion. Convinced he saw God when he was on a mission in outer space, Bobby refashions his life, which is threatened when details of a sex scandal supposedly involving him rise to the surface.
Cast
Cast
Barbara Hershey, David Strathairn, Kirk Acevedo, James Le Gros, Elaine Stritch, Vivienne Benesch, Maxx Payne
Director
Director
Frank Pierson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Faith & Spirituality
Rent Walter and Henry on DVD Walter and Henry
Synopsis
John Larroquette stars in this Showtime original as Walter, a struggling New York City street musician who lives with his son Henry in an abandoned Brooklyn lot. Pushed to the edge by poverty and his failure to provide a normal life for his son, Walter suffers a nervous breakdown. Knowing that his only chance to help his father is to reconnect with his long-lost family, Henry sets out to find them.
Cast
Cast
John Larroquette, Nicholas Braun, James Coburn, Kate Nelligan, Dorian Harewood, Robert Bockstael, Brittany Allen, Fiona Reid
Director
Director
Daniel Petrie
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Hallmark
Rent Bleacher Bums on DVD Bleacher Bums
Synopsis
Adapted from a 1979 stage play, Bleacher Bums details the exploits of a group of baseball fans as they watch a hometown game. Marvin (Brad Garrett), Decker (Peter Riegert) and Zig (Wayne Knight) all gamble, much to Zig's wife's disapproval; meanwhile, blind Greg (Matt Craven) enjoys the game through pretty Melody (Sarain Boylan), who describes it to him. A seasoned ensemble cast creates winning chemistry in this slice-of-life comedy.
Cast
Cast
Hal Sparks, Wayne Knight, Peter Riegert, Brad Garrett, Matt Craven, Charles Durning, Maury Chaykin, Jeff Geddis, Mary Walsh, Sarain Boylan, Stephen Markle, Denny Berni
Director
Director
Saul Rubinek
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sports Comedies, Baseball, Sports Stories, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent Soho Square on DVD Soho Square
Synopsis
A liquored-up cop (Anthony Biggs) who lost his way when his wife died proves he still has what it takes to do his job by taking on a dangerous case involving a pyromaniac who's hunting young women and setting them on fire in the fashionable London neighborhood of Soho Square. When the cop meets a woman (Lucy Davenport) who reminds him of his long-lost spouse, he grows further committed to finding the killer.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Biggs, Lucy Davenport, Emma Poole, Olegar Fedoro, Pamela Mandell, Livy Armstrong, Helen Day, Amanda Haberland, Sasha Lowenthal, Andrew Heath
Director
Director
Jamie Rafn
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Showtime, Suspense, Indie Suspense & Thriller
Rent Crown Heights on DVD Crown Heights
Synopsis
In the summer of 1991, racial tensions between African Americans and Hasids in a Brooklyn community reached a boiling point when a Jewish man accidentally killed a black child with his car. This dramatization centers on two unlikely alliances that explosive summer: one between a Hasidic rabbi (Howie Mandel) and an African-American community leader (Mario Van Peebles); the other between black and Jewish teens with a mutual love for hip-hop music.
Cast
Cast
Mario Van Peebles, Howie Mandel, Jeremy Blackman, DeQuan Henderson, Jason Blicker, Dominic Daniel, Bob Cryer, Michael Kopstick, Panou
Director
Director
Jeremy Kagan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent Bereft on DVD Bereft
Synopsis
A woman struggles with the tragic death of her husband in this poignant tale. Lost in a world of grief, Molly (Vinessa Shaw) doesn't respond to her family's (Marsha Mason, Edward Herrmann, Ari Graynor) attempts at trying to help her. Instead, she seeks solace by befriending mentally disabled Dennis (Tim Blake Nelson) and his guardian (Tim Daly). The two men understand Molly's suffering, and together the trio finds a way to express their pain.
Cast
Cast
Vinessa Shaw, Tim Blake Nelson, Edward Herrmann, Tim Daly, Michael C. Hall, Marsha Mason, Amy Van Nostrand, Ari Graynor, Patrick Burleigh, Joshua J. Masters
Director
Director
Tim Daly, J. Clark Mathis
Genres
Genres
Drama, Made-for-TV Movies, Indie Dramas, Showtime
Rent The Medicine Show on DVD The Medicine Show
Synopsis
Taylor Darcy (Jonathan Silverman), a man dripping with cynicism that doesn't suit his young age, is diagnosed with cancer. During his stay in the hospital, he meets a rambunctious young leukemia patient (Natasha Gregson Wagner) who more than matches his distaste for soul-sucking IV drips and forced sentiment. Kari Wuhrer and Annabelle Gurwitch co-star.
Cast
Cast
Jonathan Silverman, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Greg Grunberg, Kari Wuhrer, Annabelle Gurwitch, Maz Jobrani, Dennis Lipscomb, Jason Lemons, Patty McCormack, Norman Parker
Director
Director
Wendell Morris
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Showtime, Medical Dramas
Rent Due East on DVD Due East
Synopsis
Robert Forster, Kate Capshaw, Clara Bryant, Cybill Shepherd and Lynda Boyd star in this made-for-TV drama about Mary Faith Rapple, an overachieving high school senior who takes care of everyone, it seems, but herself. When Mary falls in love with a loner who's just moved into town, her life quickly takes an abrupt and scandalous turn.
Cast
Cast
Clara Bryant, Robert Forster, Kate Capshaw, Erich Anderson, Cybill Shepherd, Lynda Boyd, Stephen E. Miller, Kavan Smith, Jesse Moss
Director
Director
Helen Shaver
Genres
Genres
Drama, Teen Dramas, Teen Romance, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent The Wall on DVD The Wall
Synopsis
This unique collection of short films tells the story of three brave soldiers who never came home from the Vietnam War. "The Pencil Holder" follows a tough colonel (Edward James Olmos) who's struggling to raise his son on a military base. In "The Badge," a grandmother (Ruby Dee) heartbreakingly sends her beloved grandson to war. In "The Player," a young squad leader (Frank Whaley) confronts a war profiteer (Michael DeLorenzo).
Cast
Cast
Edward James Olmos, Ruby Dee, Frank Whaley, Joseph Sargent, Richard Chevolleau, Dean McDermott, Trevor Blumas, Phil Morrison, Savion Glover, Martin Roach, Michael DeLorenzo
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent David Crowe: Crooked Finger on DVD David Crowe: Crooked Finger
Synopsis
No subject is off-limits for comedian David Crowe, who puts his fresh and hilarious spin on aging, tornadoes, curse words and more in this stand-up show in Seattle, Wash. This version includes content that did not air on his Showtime Comedy Special. Crowe -- who won both the San Francisco and Seattle International Comedy Competitions -- also offers his hilarious takes on gasaholics, George Bush and rock 'n' rollers who sell out.
Cast
Cast
David Crowe
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Stand-Up, Showtime
Rent I Was a Teenage Faust on DVD I Was a Teenage Faust
Synopsis
Mr. Five (Robert Townsend) is about to be tossed into the depths of hell unless he can bestow a soul to his boss, Lucifer. Fearful of what will happen to him if he arrives empty-handed, he finds a teenage geek named Brendan Willy (Josh Zuckerman), who agrees to swap his soul to be one of the popular kids. The deal is on until Five realizes that the task of making Brendan cool may be more difficult than he previously thought.
Cast
Cast
Robert Townsend, Morgan Fairchild, Stuart Margolin, Noel Fisher, Caroline Elliott, Iris Quinn, Stephen E. Miller, Crystal Heidrick, Josh Zuckerman, Betty Phillips
Director
Director
Thom Eberhardt
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Teen Comedies, Coming of Age, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent This American Life on DVD This American Life
Synopsis
Following a similar format as the popular public radio show of the same name, "This American Life" gathers true stories of everyday citizens from across the country to provide a revealing look at the contemporary American experience. Host Ira Glass profiles a broad spectrum of folks, including a stand-up comedian coping with loss, a group of bullied teens, several men named John Smith and two would-be prison escapees.
Cast
Cast
Ira Glass
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Documentaries, Showtime
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