The Tree of Life(2011)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 88

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.



Mystic River(2003)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 85

With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy.



Milk(2008)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 86

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.



21 Grams(2003)

Combined Rating:
83
Combined Critics Rating: 76

A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.



Fair Game(2010)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 75

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.



The Game(1997)

Combined Rating:
71
Combined Critics Rating: 58

After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.



Fast Times at Ridgemont High(1982)

Combined Rating:
69
Combined Critics Rating: 58

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll.



This Must Be the Place(2011)

Combined Rating:
68
Combined Critics Rating: 62

Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II.



The Gunman(2015)

Combined Rating:
68
Combined Critics Rating: 61

A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself.



Sweet and Lowdown(1999)

Combined Rating:
68
Combined Critics Rating: 62

In the 1930s, jazz guitarist Emmet Ray idolizes Django Reinhardt, faces gangsters and falls in love with a mute woman.



I Am Sam(2001)

Combined Rating:
67
Combined Critics Rating: 53

A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family.



All the King's Men(2006)

Combined Rating:
64
Combined Critics Rating: 59

Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.



U Turn(1997)

Combined Rating:
63
Combined Critics Rating: 51

A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him, is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.



The Thin Red Line(1998)

Combined Rating:
58
Combined Critics Rating: 39

Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.



Dead Man Walking(1995)

Combined Rating:
57
Combined Critics Rating: 40

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.



The Interpreter(2005)

Combined Rating:
52
Combined Critics Rating: 31

Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.



What Just Happened(2008)

Combined Rating:
52
Combined Critics Rating: 39

Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.



Taps(1981)

Combined Rating:
48
Combined Critics Rating: 39

Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers.



Carlito's Way(1993)

Combined Rating:
48
Combined Critics Rating: 23

A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.



The Assassination of Richard Nixon(2004)

Combined Rating:
47
Combined Critics Rating: 32

Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.




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