Arrival(2016)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 89

When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.



Where the Wild Things Are(2009)

Combined Rating:
85
Combined Critics Rating: 81

Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king.



The Last King of Scotland(2006)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 78

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's.



Panic Room(2002)

Combined Rating:
82
Combined Critics Rating: 74

A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune.



The Butler(2013)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 75

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.



Southpaw(2015)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 73

A champion boxer fights to get his daughter back from child protective services as well as revive his professional career, after a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction.



Phone Booth(2002)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 70

Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle.



The Crying Game(1992)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 73

A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.



Street Kings(2008)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 67

An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.



The Last Stand(2013)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 67

The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.



Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai(1999)

Combined Rating:
75
Combined Critics Rating: 67

An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.



Vantage Point(2008)

Combined Rating:
72
Combined Critics Rating: 60

The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.



Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey(2020)

Combined Rating:
66
Combined Critics Rating: 64

An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.



Taken 3(2014)

Combined Rating:
65
Combined Critics Rating: 50

Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.



Battlefield Earth(2000)

Combined Rating:
60
Combined Critics Rating: 44

After enslavement and near extermination by an alien race in the year 3000, humanity begins to fight back.



Phenomenon(1996)

Combined Rating:
57
Combined Critics Rating: 40

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.



Bird(1988)

Combined Rating:
54
Combined Critics Rating: 52

The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker.



The Great Debaters(2007)

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Combined Rating:
51
Combined Critics Rating: 33

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.



Ernest et CĂ©lestine(2012)

Combined Rating:
51
Combined Critics Rating: 43

The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.



Our Family Wedding(2010)

Combined Rating:
50
Combined Critics Rating: 51

The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding are comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay their long standing feud to rest.




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