Reservoir Dogs
(1992) R
Quentin Tarantino's directorial debut is raw, violent, often mimicked -- and unforgettable. A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White (Harvey Keitel), newcomer Mr. Orange (Tim Roth), psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen), bickering weasel Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi), and Nice Guy Eddie (Chris Penn) -- unravel.

Genre:Crime Thrillers, Indie Suspense & Thriller, Mobster
This movie is:Suspenseful, Exciting, Dark, Violent
Revolutionary Road
(2008) R
Based on the novel by Richard Yates and set in the mid-1950s, this story helmed by Sam Mendes follows the Wheelers (Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslett, in a Golden Globe-winning role), a young couple in suburban Connecticut who tries desperately to confront the problems in their relationship while raising two children. Despite their best intentions, the couple's intense arguments send them into a downward spiral. Michael Shannon co-stars in an Oscar-nominated role.

Genre:Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
This movie is:Romantic, Dark
Shut (2009)

Directed by Sascha Zimmermann, Moritz Ohlsen. With Stephan Arensmeier-Riva, Lee Baxter, Julia Casper.

Streets of Blood
(2009) R
Val Kilmer and rapper 50 Cent star as a pair of newly minted police partners risking their own lives to determine whether a fellow officer was murdered in this gritty crime drama set in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The official report says the officer died during the chaos of the storm -- one of the most violent natural disasters the nation's ever seen -- but the evidence doesn't seem to add up. Sharon Stone co-stars.

Genre:Crime Thrillers, Mystery
The Hessen Affair (2009)

In 1945 a group of victorious American officers discover a stash of German jewels and try to fence them in New York.

The Level (2009)

Directed by Jeff Crook, Josh Crook. With Paris Campbell, Robert Haley, Adam Kidd.

The Hangover
(2009) R
When three friends (Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper) finally come to after a raucous night of bachelor-party revelry, they find a baby in the closet and a tiger in the bathroom. But they can't seem to locate their best friend, Doug (Justin Bartha) -- who's supposed to be tying the knot. Launching a frantic search for Doug, the trio perseveres through a dandy hangover to try to make it to the church on time.

Genre:Late Night Comedies
This movie is:Suspenseful, Raunchy, Exciting
Three Priests
(2008) NR
As retired sheriff Jake (Michael Parks) and his wife, Rachel (Olivia Hussey), tend to their Montana ranch and try to keep their family together, their polar opposite sons, Dusty (Alexander Martin) and Joe (Aaron Duffey), battle for the affection of a woman (Julia Jones) whom they've known since childhood. Wes Studi and James Parks also star in writer-director Jim Comas Cole's Western tale of love, jealousy and betrayal.

Genre:Westerns, Romantic Dramas
Avenging Angelo
(2002) R
Frankie Delano (Sylvester Stallone) is one mighty displeased mobster: His beloved boss, Angelo (Anthony Quinn, in his final role), just got whacked, and now Angelo's daughter, Jennifer (Madeleine Stowe), may be next on the list. Adopted at a young age, Jennifer is clueless about her "wiseguy." But when she narrowly misses getting rubbed out, she decides to get tough -- with Frankie's help -- and beat her enemies at their own game.

Genre:Action Comedies, Mobster, Action Thrillers
This movie is:Romantic, Goofy
Brother Bear 2
(2006) G
After waking from a long hibernation, Kenai (voiced by Patrick Dempsey) and his bear buddy Koda set off on a life-changing mission to help human friend Nita get married in this sequel. So that childhood pal Nita (Mandy Moore) may wed, Kenai agrees to join her on a dangerous journey to their homeland, where they must break their pact of devotion to each other. But as they conquer one challenge after another, the old friends' bond only deepens.

Genre:Family Adventures, Family Animation, Animal Tales
This movie is:Suspenseful, Romantic, Emotional
(2006) R
Two young bohemians hooked on each other -- and on smack -- head down the path to perdition in this potent drama directed by Neil Armfield. Giddily in love, Dan (Heath Ledger) and Candy (Abbie Cornish) soon find themselves swept up in a vortex of addiction that inexorably unravels their relationship and their lives. Geoffrey Rush is outstanding as the indulgent chemistry professor (and functional junkie) who supplies the couple with heroin.

Genre:Romantic Dramas
This movie is:Understated, Romantic, Heartfelt, Gritty
(2007) UR
After a night of drunken decadence, self-absorbed fashion model Jennifer (Elisha Cuthbert) awakens to find herself locked in a cellar, along with fellow prisoner Gary (Daniel Gillies). As the two try to escape, their invisible, voyeuristic captor -- who has a penchant for sadistic mind games -- is watching every move they make. But all may not what it seems in this tense chiller directed by Roland Joffé.

Genre:Slashers and Serial Killers, Psychological Thrillers
This movie is:Suspenseful, Violent
(2006) G
Prepare to peel out with this revved-up animated adventure featuring classic automobiles, plenty of fender benders, guffaws galore and a Route 66 road trip with a crew that doesn't make pit stops. The star-studded voice cast includes Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt and Cheech Marin. Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar, Cars won Best Animated Film in the first category of its kind at the 2007 Golden Globes.

Genre:Family Animation, Family Comedies
This movie is:Family-friendly, Feel-good, Imaginative
(2005) R
Lasse Hallstrom's witty romantic comedy stars Heath Ledger as Jacamo Casanova, the infamous and dashing player of 18th century Venice who holds the key to every woman's heart -- all but one, that is. Francesca (Sienna Miller) detests the lothario's conquering approach to matters of love and rallies against him in her writing ... which only makes her more alluring. But to win her over, Casanova must first decide what kind of man he truly is.

Genre:Romantic Comedies, Period Pieces, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
This movie is:Feel-good, Romantic
(2006) R
After breaking up with his girlfriend, aspiring artist Ben Willis (Sean Biggerstaff) develops insomnia and takes a night-shift job at a supermarket to pass the hours. He soon discovers that he can freeze time and begins fantasizing about pretty checkout clerk Sharon (Emilia Fox). When he's not dreaming of Sharon -- who may hold the key to resolving his sleeplessness -- Ben roams the aisles disrobing beautiful customers and sketching them.

Genre:Romantic Comedies, Indie Comedies
This movie is:Romantic, Mind-bending
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