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The Blind Side Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  4.4 ★ 126 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:66%
Oversized African American Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Leigh Anne (Sandra Bullock) and Sean (Tim McGraw), Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL. Bullock's performance garnered a Best Actress Oscar and Best Actress Golden Globe Award. Kathy Bates co-stars.


Crash Nominated For/Won Awards 2005  3.8 ★ 113 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:76%
Tensions erupt when the tangled lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge over a 36-hour period in the diverse metropolis of post-9/11 Los Angeles. Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Thandie Newton and Terrence Howard co-star in this Oscar-winning Best Picture from writer-director Paul Haggis.


The Bucket List Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.9 ★ 97 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:40%
When corporate mogul Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) wind up in the same hospital room, the two terminally ill men bust out of the cancer ward with a plan to experience life to the fullest before they kick the bucket. In a race against the reaper, the new friends hit the tables in Monte Carlo, down obscene amounts of caviar and tear up the road in supercharged cars. Rob Reiner directs.


The Hurt Locker Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.9 ★ 130 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R RT:97%
Kathryn Bigelow directs this gripping drama (winner of the Best Picture Oscar) following one of the U.S. Army's elite EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) teams operating in the ferocious war zone of Iraq. As the squad identifies and dismantles improvised explosive devices and other bombs, they must also contend with the frayed nerves and internal conflicts that arise from living in constant peril. Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Ralph Fiennes, Da...


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.7 ★ 166 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:72%
David Fincher directs this Oscar-nominated tale of Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) -- 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. The plot throws linear conventions upside down to explore love, loss and memory from the perspective of a character living under incredibly unique -- and unexpectedly difficult -- circumstances. Cate Blanchett co-stars.


The Departed Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  4.1 ★ 151 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:93%
To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise in Martin Scorsese's multiple Oscar-winning crime thriller. While an undercover cop (Leonardo DiCaprio) curries favor with the mob kingpin (Jack Nicholson), a career criminal (Matt Damon) rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.


Sherlock Holmes Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.8 ★ 128 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:70%
Robert Downey Jr., in a Golden Globe-winning role, stars as the legendary London sleuth Sherlock Holmes, joined by Jude Law as Dr. Watson, in this Guy Ritchie-helmed reinvention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective series. Based on a comic book by producer Lionel Wigram, the story follows Holmes and Watson as they face off against the villainous Blackwood (Mark Strong). Rachel McAdams co-stars as sharp beauty Irene Adler.


Inception Nominated For/Won Awards 2010  4.0 ★ 148 mins Sci-Fi & Fantasy Rated: PG-13 RT:86%
Oscar-nominated for Best Picture, this unnerving sci-fi thriller stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Dom Cobb, who earns a tidy sum infiltrating the dreams of corporate titans to steal their most closely held secrets. Tapped by a rich industrialist (Ken Watanabe) for a job involving a rival's heir, Cobb marshals a team of specialists that includes his right-hand man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), an architecture student (Ellen Page) and a chemist (Dileep Rao).


Iron Man Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  4.2 ★ 126 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:94%
After escaping from kidnappers using makeshift power armor, an ultrarich inventor and weapons maker (Robert Downey Jr.) turns his creation into a force for good by using it to fight crime. But his skills are stretched to the limit when he must face the evil Iron Monger. Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Terrence Howard also star in director Jon Favreau's tongue-in-cheek superhero tale based on the popular Marvel comic.


Date Night Nominated For/Won Awards 2010  3.6 ★ 102 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:67%
Who knew simple dinner reservations under a different name could turn one New Jersey couple's date night so terribly upside-down? Claire (Tina Fey) and Phil (Steve Carell) Foster leave their kids with the sitter (Leighton Meester) and head out for a night on the town -- as the Tripplehorns. Shawn Levy (Just Married, Night at the Museum) directs this action-comedy; Mark Wahlberg and James Franco co-star.


No Country for Old Men Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.7 ★ 122 mins Thrillers Rated: R RT:95%
Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as violent pursuits of money and justice collide in this Oscar-winning morality tale from directors-writers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.


Up in the Air Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.6 ★ 109 mins Comedies Rated: R RT:91%
Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) racks up miles flying around the country firing employees on behalf of companies. But he faces losing the job he savors to recent college grad Natalie Keener (Anna Kendrick) -- and losing the ability to escape emotional ties to anything. A connection he builds with Alex Goran (Vera Farmiga), however, might change his outlook on the future. Golden Globe winner Jason Reitman's smart comedy also stars Jason Bateman.


Gran Torino Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  4.2 ★ 116 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:80%
Curmudgeonly Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood, who also directs) must confront his Hmong immigrant neighbors -- and his own long-held prejudices -- when the family's teenage son, Thao (Bee Vang), tries to steal Walt's beloved 1972 Gran Torino. Walt soon assumes the unlikely role of guardian angel to young Thao and his sister Sue (Ahney Her), both of whom are vulnerable to local gang influences.


The Social Network Nominated For/Won Awards 2010  3.9 ★ 120 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:96%
Director David Fincher's biographical drama chronicles the meteoric rise of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) from Harvard sophomore to Internet superstar, examining his relationships with co-founder Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) and Napster founder Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake). Winning Golden Globes for Best Picture and Best Director, the film also racked up Oscar nods in the same categories and for lead actor Eisenberg.


The Proposal Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.9 ★ 108 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:43%
When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock, in a Golden Globe-nominated role) forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), to marry her. Directed by Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses), this romantic comedy also stars Craig T. Nelson and Mary Steenburgen as Andrew's parents, Joe and Grace, and Betty White as the outspoken Grandma Annie.


Slumdog Millionaire Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  4.0 ★ 120 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:94%
After coming within one question of winning it all on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?," 18-year-old Mumbai "slumdog" Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is arrested on suspicion that he cheated his way to the top. While in custody, he regales a jaded inspector (Irfan Khan) with remarkable tales of his life on the streets and the story of the woman (Freida Pinto) he loved and lost. Danny Boyle directs this Oscar-winning Best Picture.


The Pursuit of Happyness Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  4.0 ★ 117 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:67%
Will Smith earned an Oscar nomination for an inspiring performance opposite his real-life son Jaden in this tearjerker about a struggling single parent who's determined to build a better life for his family. Chris Gardner (Smith) is smart and talented, but his dead-end salesman job barely pays the bills. When he and his son are evicted, they face trying times as a desperate Chris accepts an unpaid internship at a stock brokerage firm.


Avatar Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  4.2 ★ 162 mins Sci-Fi & Fantasy Rated: PG-13 RT:83%
Disabled Marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) travels to planet Pandora to become an avatar, ingratiate himself with the natives and help Americans mine lucrative unobtainium. But he finds himself in an interstellar conflict after falling for Na'vi warrior Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). James Cameron writes and directs this Golden Globe-winning CGI odyssey that has broken box office records. Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang co-star.


Inglourious Basterds Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.9 ★ 153 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R RT:88%
A Jewish cinema owner (Mélanie Laurent) in occupied Paris is forced to host a Nazi movie premiere, where a radical group of American Jewish soldiers called the Basterds, led by Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt), plans to roll out a score-settling scheme.


The Book of Eli Nominated For/Won Awards 2010  3.8 ★ 118 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R RT:48%
Determined to salvage a sacred text in order to protect humanity, Eli (Denzel Washington) goes on a quest across the country in this action-packed sci-fi adventure. Meanwhile, a blind woman named Claudia (Jennifer Beals) tries to protect her daughter, Solara (Mila Kunis). It seems that tyrannical town bully Carnegie (Gary Oldman) has taken a shine to the girl. Directed by the Hughes brothers, the film co-stars Ray Stevenson.


Blood Diamond Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.9 ★ 143 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R RT:62%
In war-ravaged Sierra Leone, diamond smuggler Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) learns that a local fisherman (Djimon Hounsou) has stumbled upon a gigantic gem, and he offers to reunite the man with his family in exchange for the diamond. When Archer befriends a journalist (Jennifer Connelly) tracing "blood diamonds" that finance terrorist groups, he's faced with a choice between riches and humanity. DiCaprio and Hounsou each earned Oscar nods.


It's Complicated Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.7 ★ 121 mins Comedies Rated: R RT:56%
Ten years after their divorce, Jane (Meryl Streep) and Jake (Alec Baldwin) unite for their son's college graduation and end up sleeping together. But Jake is married, and Jane is embarking on a new romance with her architect, Adam (Steve Martin).


The Notebook Nominated For/Won Awards 2004  4.1 ★ 123 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:52%
Two young lovers (Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) are torn apart by war and class differences in the 1940s in this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks's best-selling novel. Their story is told by a man (James Garner) who, years later, reads from a notebook while he visits a woman in a nursing home (Gena Rowlands). Nick Cassavetes directs this heart-tugging romance about the sacrifices people will make to hang on to their one true love.


The King's Speech Nominated For/Won Awards 2010  4.3 ★ 119 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:95%
Britain's King George VI (Colin Firth) struggles with an embarrassing stutter for years until he seeks help from unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) in this biographical drama that chalked up multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Logue's pioneering treatment and unlikely friendship give the royal leader a sense of confidence that serves him and his country well during the dark days of World War II.


Inside Man Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.8 ★ 129 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R RT:86%
Dispatched to the scene of a bank robbery, detective Keith Frazier (Denzel Washington) must match wits with a cunning thief (Clive Owen) who's always one step ahead of the cops. When a loose-cannon negotiator (Jodie Foster) is called on for help, the unstable situation spins out of control. Keith soon finds himself questioning the motives of everyone around him. Spike Lee directs this taut heist thriller about the perfect crime gone wrong.


Changeling Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.7 ★ 142 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:62%
Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie, in an Oscar-nominated role) is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain (Jeffrey Donovan) has her committed to an asylum. John Malkovich co-stars as the crusading reverend who comes to Christine's rescue in Clint Eastwood's gripping period drama based on actual events.


Crazy Heart Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.6 ★ 111 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:91%
When reporter Jean Craddock (Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal) interviews Bad Blake (Oscar winner Jeff Bridges) -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an existence playing in the shadow of Tommy (Colin Farrell), the upstart kid he once mentored? Robert Duvall produces and co-stars.


Casino Royale Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.9 ★ 144 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:94%
Martin Campbell (GoldenEye) directs the 21st film adaptation of the 007 franchise, which marks Daniel Craig's debut as James Bond and plays him against a corrupt financier (Mads Mikkelsen) in a showdown of Texas Hold 'Em. Eva Green stars as Vesper Lynd, and the sublime Judi Dench reprises her role as M. Because the action is based on Ian Fleming's first novel, you'll also learn critical facts about Bond's back story.


3:10 to Yuma Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.8 ★ 122 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R RT:88%
In this remake of the 1957 classic, Dan Evans agrees to transport the captured outlaw Ben Wade to the nearest town with a rail station, where they'll catch a ride to court. But all the while, Wade's henchmen are plotting their next move.


Twilight Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.6 ★ 122 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:49%
When Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't help but fall in love with him, a fatal move that endangers her own life when a coven of bloodsuckers try to challenge the Cullen clan.


Invictus Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.7 ★ 133 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:75%
In this drama based on real-life events, director Clint Eastwood 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. Based on John Carlin's book, the film stars Morgan Freeman as Mandela and Matt Damon (both Oscar nominated) as Francois Pienaar, the captain of the scrappy South African team that makes a run for the cha...


Gone Baby Gone Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.7 ★ 114 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:94%  starting 01-Jan-2025
When a 4-year-old girl goes missing in a rough neighborhood, two private investigators reluctantly agree to take the case. But the investigation proves more complex than they could have imagined.


The Dark Knight Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  4.3 ★ 153 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:94%
In this blockbuster sequel to Batman Begins, the caped crusader (Christian Bale) teams with Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) to continue dismantling Gotham City's criminal organizations. But a psychotic new villain known as the Joker (Heath Ledger, in a Golden Globe- and Oscar-winning role) threatens to undo all their good work. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine also star.


Little Miss Sunshine Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.7 ★ 101 mins Comedies Rated: R RT:91%
Convinced their little Olive (Abigail Breslin) is beauty queen material, parents Richard (Greg Kinnear) and Sheryl (Toni Collette) load the rest of the family into a van and embark on a life-altering road trip to a California pageant. Richard pushes Olive to win while her silent brother (Paul Dano), depressed uncle (Steve Carell) and nursing-home reject grandpa (Alan Arkin, in an Oscar-winning role) add their own quirks to the mix.


Iron Man 2 Nominated For/Won Awards 2010  4.0 ★ 124 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:74%
Wealthy inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) -- aka Iron Man -- resists calls by the American government to hand over his technology. Meanwhile, Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) has constructed his own miniaturized arc reactor, causing all kinds of problems for our superhero. Sam Rockwell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson co-star in director Jon Favreau's sequel based on Marvel comic book characters.


The Hangover Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  4.2 ★ 96 mins Comedies Rated: UR RT:78%
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 nasty hangover to try to make it to the church on time in this Golden Globe w...


State of Play Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.6 ★ 128 mins Thrillers Rated: PG-13 RT:84%
When his mistress is found dead, Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) tries desperately to protect his name and career. As journalists Cal (Russell Crowe) and Della (Rachel McAdams) investigate further, they uncover an intricate web of lies that stretches to the highest levels of power. Based on the critically acclaimed BBC miniseries, this intriguing political thriller co-stars Helen Mirren, Robin Wright Penn and Jason Bateman.


Shutter Island Nominated For/Won Awards 2010  3.8 ★ 138 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:69%
World War II soldier-turned-U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his own troubling visions and by Dr. Cawley (Ben Kingsley). Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer and Max von Sydow co-star in director Martin Scorsese's plot twist-filled psychological thriller set on a Massachusetts island in 1954.


The Time Traveler's Wife Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.5 ★ 107 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:37%
Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble (Eric Bana) involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire (Rachel McAdams). Also starring Ron Livingston as Gomez, the soul-stirring romantic drama was adapted from the best-selling Audrey Niffenegger novel by Bruce Joel Rubin, the screenwriter behind the beloved weepy Ghost.


Babel Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.3 ★ 143 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:69%
When an American couple (Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett) vacationing in Morocco fall victim to a random act of violence, a series of events unfolds across four countries that demonstrates both the necessity and impossibility of human communication. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu artfully weaves together three seemingly disparate stories in this Oscar nominee for Best Picture and Golden Globe winner for Best Drama.


Seven Pounds Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.8 ★ 123 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:26%
Distraught over his wife's death -- and convinced that his actions had something to do with it -- a depressed Internal Revenue Service agent begins planning his suicide, vowing to improve the lives of seven strangers in the process.


Get Smart Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.4 ★ 110 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:50%
When the identities of secret agents from Control are compromised, the Chief (Alan Arkin) promotes hapless but eager analyst Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) and teams him with stylish, capable Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway), the only spy whose cover remains intact. Can they work together to thwart the evil plans of KAOS and its crafty operative (Terence Stamp)? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson co-stars in this comedy caper based on the classic television show.


The Holiday Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.7 ★ 136 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:47%
Stuck in a vicious cycle of dead-end relationships with two-timing men, Los Angeles resident Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and Londoner Iris (Kate Winslet) decide to swap homes. In the process, their trade paves the way for romances they never imagined possible. This charming comedy from writer-director Nancy Meyers features an all-star cast that includes Jude Law, Jack Black, Edward Burns and Rufus Sewell.


Valkyrie Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.4 ★ 120 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:61%
Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer. Bill Nighy and Eddie Izzard co-star in this drama based on actual events.


Michael Clayton Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.6 ★ 120 mins Thrillers Rated: R RT:90%
Screenwriter Tony Gilroy delivers a finely tuned directorial debut with this dramatic thriller about burned-out corporate lawyer Michael Clayton (George Clooney), a man who's built his career on cleaning up other people's messes. When a guilt-ridden colleague (Tom Wilkinson) threatens the settlement of a multimillion-dollar case, Clayton faces his biggest challenge yet. Tilda Swinton nabbed an Oscar for her turn as a conflicted general counsel.


Shooter Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.9 ★ 126 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R RT:47%
An expert marksman (Mark Wahlberg) is coaxed out of seclusion by colleagues who need his help in preventing a plot to kill the president. But he realizes he's been set up when he's framed for the assassination attempt. Can he elude the law long enough to bring the real culprits to justice? Danny Glover and Michael Peña (World Trade Center) co-star in this political thriller based on a novel by Stephen Hunter.


Charlie Wilson's War Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.6 ★ 102 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:81%
Texas congressman Charlie Wilson sets a series of earth-shaking events in motion when he conspires with a CIA operative (Philip Seymour Hoffman, in an Oscar-nominated role) to aid Afghan mujahideen rebels in their fight against the Soviet Red Army.


P.S. I Love You Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.9 ★ 127 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:23%
When she loses her beloved husband Gerry (Gerard Butler) to a brain tumor, grieving widow Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) is surprised to learn that he left a series of letters behind to help her cope with the pain of being without him. As the months drag on, Holly finds messages from Gerry that encourage her to go on living. But will the letters mire her deeper into the past, or will they give her the strength she needs to face the future?


Déjà Vu Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.7 ★ 126 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13
ATF agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) finds himself dogged by feelings of déjà vu -- that powerful but fleeting sense that you've been someplace, or met someone, before -- as he investigates a bombing on a New Orleans ferry. Should he shrug off the unsettling sensation, or can it help him unravel the clues he needs to save hundreds of innocent people from disaster? James Caviezel and Val Kilmer co-star in this thriller directed b...


Hotel Rwanda Nominated For/Won Awards 2004  4.1 ★ 122 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:90%
Amid the holocaust of internecine tribal fighting in Rwanda that sees the savage butchering of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children, one ordinary hotel manager (Oscar nominee Don Cheadle) musters the courage to save more than 1,000 helpless refugees. Sophie Okonedo, Nick Nolte and Joaquin Phoenix co-star in this powerful film -- often described as an African Schindler's List -- directed by Terry George.


The Devil Wears Prada Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.6 ★ 110 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:76%
After taking a job in the Big Apple as assistant to powerful fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep, in an Oscar-nominated role), small-town girl Andrea Sachs (Anne Hathaway) is thrilled -- until the magic wears off, and she's left feeling battered and used. But at least she looks fabulous, right? Stanley Tucci, Adrian Grenier and Emily Blunt co-star in this big-screen adaption of Lauren Weisbeger's best-selling novel.


The Illusionist Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.8 ★ 110 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:74%
With his eye on a lovely aristocrat (Jessica Biel), a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim (Edward Norton) uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince (Rufus Sewell). But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector (Paul Giamatti). Set in early 1900s Vienna, this lush period drama from writer-director Neil Burger earned an Oscar nod for Best Cinematography.


Taken Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  4.1 ★ 93 mins Action & Adventure Rated: UR RT:58%
While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl (Maggie Grace) is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father (Liam Neeson) must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years possibly behind him, the job may be more than he can handle. Famke Janssen also stars in this relentless action-thriller from director Pierre Morel.


Burn After Reading Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.1 ★ 96 mins Comedies Rated: R RT:78%
In this darkly comic farce from Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, an ousted CIA official (John Malkovich) loses his penned memoir to a pair of moronic gym employees (Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand, in a Golden Globe-nominated role) who use it to try and turn a profit. George Clooney and Tilda Swinton round out the cast of this irreverent tale of poorly executed espionage, which also earned a Golden Globe nod for Best Picture (Comedy).


Star Trek Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  4.2 ★ 126 mins Sci-Fi & Fantasy Rated: PG-13 RT:95%
Capt. Kirk (Chris Pine) and his trusted team on the starship USS Enterprise boldly go where no man has gone before in this installment of Gene Roddenberry's sci-fi franchise that follows the early days of the intergalactic adventurers. The crew includes Spock (Zachary Quinto), Chekov (Anton Yelchin), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Scotty (Simon Pegg) and Sulu (John Cho). Eric Bana co-stars, and Leonard Nimoy appears as an older version of Spock.


Knight and Day Nominated For/Won Awards 2010  3.5 ★ 109 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13
Perpetually unlucky in love, June (Cameron Diaz) becomes intrigued by a mysterious man (Tom Cruise), who unexpectedly drags her into a whirlwind adventure involving devious enemies, life-threatening confrontations and a major discovery that may alter the future of humankind. Directed by James Mangold, this exhilarating action-comedy also features Peter Sarsgaard, Paul Dano, Maggie Grace and Viola Davis.


Mr. and Mrs. Smith Nominated For/Won Awards 2005  3.6 ★ 120 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13
Marriage has gotten stale and predictable for John and Jane Smith, an average-on-the-surface husband and wife who don't yet know that they share the same undercover line of work: They're both guns for hire. Hiding their occupations has never been a hardship for either of them … until they discover that their next assignment involves them targeting each other. Can they go through with their respective missions, or will love prevail?


Walk the Line Nominated For/Won Awards 2005  3.9 ★ 136 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:82%
This critically acclaimed biopic distills country singer Johnny Cash's (Joaquin Phoenix, in an Academy Award-nominated role) 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. Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar for her portrayal of Cash's beloved wife, June, alongside co-stars Robert Patrick and Shelby Lynne.


The Da Vinci Code Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.6 ★ 149 mins Thrillers Rated: PG-13 RT:25%
When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and cryptographer Sophie Neve (Audrey Tautou) must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci. Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany and Alfred Molina co-star in this this gripping thriller from director Ron Howard, based on the best-selling novel by Dan Brown.


Body of Lies Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.6 ★ 128 mins Thrillers Rated: R RT:53%
Newly stationed in Jordan, idealistic CIA agent Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) teams up with veteran operative Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) and the head of Jordanian intelligence (Mark Strong) to infiltrate an underground network of terrorists and locate a criminal mastermind. Based on the best-selling novel by David Ignatius and directed by Ridley Scott, this suspenseful spy thriller features top-rate performances and explosive action sequences.


Juno Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.9 ★ 92 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:94%
Facing an unplanned pregnancy while she's still in high school, quirky teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) devises a plan to locate her unborn baby's perfect adoptive parents. But the seemingly ideal couple (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner) Juno chooses still has some growing up to do. Michael Cera co-stars in this offbeat coming-of-age comedy with an Oscar-winning original screenplay penned by Diablo Cody.


The Town Nominated For/Won Awards 2010  3.9 ★ 125 mins Thrillers Rated: R RT:94%
Career bank robber Doug (Ben Affleck) and his volatile partner, Jim (Jeremy Renner), hit a roadblock when Doug falls for bank manager Claire (Rebecca Hall), whom he kidnapped during their last heist. Worse, an FBI agent (Jon Hamm) is now trailing the thieves around their Charlestown, Mass., territory. Affleck directs and co-writes this smart, intricate actioner that co-stars Blake Lively as Krista, Jim's sister and Doug's troubled former flame.


Couples Retreat Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.3 ★ 107 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:12%
Desperate to save their marriage, one couple convinces three other couples to go in on a group rate price for an island retreat designed for troubled unions. But the "mandatory therapy" brews up nothing but trouble for everyone.


Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.5 ★ 122 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:77%
Nearly 20 years after last donning his famous fedora to save the world from imminent peril, Hollywood icon Harrison Ford returns to one of his best-known roles -- that of snake-wary archaeologist Indiana Jones. This long-awaited fourth installment in the legendary adventure saga also stars Shia LaBeouf as Jones's headstrong young sidekick and Cate Blanchett as a treacherous Russian agent who is hell-bent on protecting mysterious artifacts.


Into the Wild Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.7 ★ 148 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R RT:82%
Sean Penn directs this drama based the best-selling true account of a young man who gives up everything -- including his trust fund and ties to a seemingly stable family -- to lead a solitary life in the wild. Eschewing convention to trek across Alaska's harsh and often unforgiving terrain, Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) resolves to live off the land. But along the way, he encounters emotional obstacles and unexpected hardship.


Public Enemies Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.5 ★ 140 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:67%
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.


Julie & Julia Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.8 ★ 123 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:75%
This heartwarming, truth-inspired tale stars Amy Adams as Julie Powell, who decides to spice up her uneventful life by cooking all 524 recipes outlined in Julia Child's culinary classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking.


Knowing Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.3 ★ 121 mins Sci-Fi & Fantasy Rated: PG-13 RT:34%
Fifty years after a time capsule was buried at a local school, teacher John Koestler (Nicolas Cage) examines its contents and discovers that it holds many shockingly true predictions. Soon, John is convinced that his family will play a role in an impending apocalypse. Rose Byrne co-stars as Diane Wayland, the daughter of the woman who first buried the capsule, in this tense blockbuster thriller from ace sci-fi auteur Alex Proyas.


Eagle Eye Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.7 ★ 118 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:26%
Returning home to grieve after the shocking death of his overachieving twin brother, an aimless slacker named Jerry (Shia LaBeouf) finds himself inexplicably linked to a notorious terrorist cell and hotly pursued by federal authorities. With the nation's law enforcement agencies hunting them down, Jerry and single mother Rachel (Michelle Monaghan) -- who's also been framed -- must work around the clock to clear their names.


Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.8 ★ 147 mins Sci-Fi & Fantasy Rated: PG-13 RT:20%
Unlikely hero Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and his foxy girlfriend, Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox), return with tough-as-nails Capt. Lennox (Josh Duhamel) to assist the Autobots in another epic battle against the evil Decepticons in this supercharged sequel to the 2007 megahit. Blockbuster impresario Michael Bay brings his trademark pyrotechnics to the proceedings, while comic whiz Rainn Wilson joins the cast as a college professor.


American Gangster Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.9 ★ 158 mins Dramas Rated: UR RT:79%
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.


The Prestige Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.9 ★ 130 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:76%
At the dawn of the 20th century, rival magicians Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) endeavor to reveal each other's secrets. Obsessed by the escalating competition, the two illusionists begin to perform increasingly risky tricks, which soon turn deadly. Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson and David Bowie also star in this taut psychological thriller from director Christopher Nolan.


(500) Days of Summer Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.6 ★ 95 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:87%
When his girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), unceremoniously dumps him, greeting-card copywriter and hopeless romantic Tom (Golden Globe nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt) begins sifting through the year-plus worth of days they spent together, looking for clues to what went awry. As he recalls the good and bad times he spent with the commitment-phobic girl, his heart reawakens to what it cherishes most. Marc Webb directs this uncommon love story.


The Queen Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.7 ★ 103 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:97%
After Princess Diana's shocking death, Queen Elizabeth II and the newly elected Tony Blair try to manage Diana's loss on a personal level while reacting to public demand that the princess be memorialized in a manner beyond standard protocol.


The Soloist Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.5 ★ 109 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:56%
This true-life drama tells the poignant tale of Los Angeles newspaper reporter Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.), who discovers brilliant street musician Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), and the unique friendship that transforms both their lives.


Knocked Up Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.7 ★ 133 mins Comedies Rated: UR RT:90%
A one-night stand results in an unexpected pregnancy for entertainment reporter Alison (Katherine Heigl), who vows to be a good mom and keep her career on track by trying to make things work with the slacker (Seth Rogen) who knocked her up. It's anything but smooth sailing as the odd couple gets acquainted, but Alison finds there's more to her baby's daddy than she originally thought. Paul Rudd co-stars in this Judd Apatow romantic comedy.


The Bourne Supremacy Nominated For/Won Awards 2004  4.1 ★ 108 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:81%
Flushed from his momentary refuge by an assassin, amnesiac -- and ex-CIA killer -- Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) finds himself thrust into secret alliances, setups and shootouts in this riveting sequel, the second leg of scribe Robert Ludlum's espionage trilogy. Still haunted by a murky past, Bourne attempts to piece together the shards of his life while protecting his girlfriend (Franka Potente) and thwarting an international incident.


The Bourne Ultimatum Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  4.2 ★ 116 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:94%
Matt Damon returns as trained assassin Jason Bourne in this third film based on Robert Ludlum's best-selling novels. This time around, Bourne travels the globe on a quest to reconstruct his past -- and thus clear the way for his future. As Bourne moves from Moscow to Paris and on to Madrid, London, New York and Morocco, he's joined by returning cast members Julia Stiles and Joan Allen as well as new co-stars David Strathairn and Paddy Considine.


The Last King of Scotland Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.8 ★ 121 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:87%
During an African medical mission in the 1970s, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) impresses brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker, in an Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning role) by acting swiftly in a crisis and becomes the dictator's personal physician. Garrigan enjoys the perks of his new position, until he begins to become aware of Amin's inhumanity -- and his own complicity.


The Lovely Bones Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.4 ★ 135 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:33%
When 14-year-old Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) is murdered, she watches from above as her family deals with her tragic death -- and as her killer prepares to strike again. Torn between vengeance and healing, Susie's loved ones are forever changed. Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz star in Peter Jackson's adaptation of Alice Sebold's riveting, best-selling novel; Susan Sarandon and Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci co-star.


I Love You, Man Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  3.7 ★ 104 mins Comedies Rated: R RT:83%
In this bromance, the cinematic equivalent of a rom-com buddy flick, Paul Rudd plays a recently engaged guy who's got the bride-to-be of his dreams but lacks an all-important significant other when it comes to their pending nuptials: a best man. On a determined hunt for a stranger who will stand up for him, he eventually meets a candidate (Jason Segel) with wedding-party potential. Jaime Pressly, Rashida Jones and Jon Favreau co-star.


Law Abiding Citizen Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  4.1 ★ 109 mins Thrillers Rated: R RT:25%
Traumatized by the atrocious murders of his wife and daughter -- and the flawed justice system that set the killers free -- Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) gives in to his rage and sets out on a course of vengeance. He soon takes on not only the prosecutor involved in the case, Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), but also the city of Philadelphia. Director F. Gary Gray's bold crime thriller co-stars Viola Davis and Michael Gambon.


Fracture Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.8 ★ 113 mins Thrillers Rated: R RT:71%
Anthony Hopkins stars in this legal thriller as Ted Crawford, a man who allegedly attempted to murder his wife and is now locked in a battle of wits with a young assistant district attorney, Willy Beachum (Ryan Gosling). The D.A. is convinced Crawford has blood on his hands, but Crawford is freed on a technicality, sending Beachum on an obsessive mission to prove Crawford's guilt -- even if he has to bend the law to do it.


Up Nominated For/Won Awards 2009  4.3 ★ 96 mins Children & Family Movies Rated: PG RT:98%
After a lifetime of dreaming of traveling the world, 78-year-old homebody Carl (voiced by Ed Asner) flies away on an unbelievable adventure with Russell, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer (Jordan Nagai), unexpectedly in tow. Together, the unlikely pair embarks on a thrilling odyssey full of jungle beasts and rough terrain. Other voices in the Oscar-winning film include the renowned Christopher Plummer and Pixar stalwart John Ratzenberger.


I Am Legend Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.8 ★ 100 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:69%
A terrible virus has spread across the planet and turned the human race into bloodthirsty monsters. Now, mankind's only hope for survival is scientist Robert Neville (Will Smith), the one person left unaffected by the epidemic. When he's not fighting for his life against the hordes of the infected, Neville searches for a cure to reverse the virus's effects -- all the while battling his own doubt and despair.


Doubt Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.6 ★ 104 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:78%
In this Oscar-nominated adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Tony-winning play, Sister Aloysius (Meryl Streep) begins to have doubts about doting priest Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who seems to have become overly involved in the life of a young African American pupil. But Flynn isn't the only one she doubts. Is she overreacting to the situation, or is there truth behind her convictions?


Valentine's Day Nominated For/Won Awards 2010  3.4 ★ 125 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:18%
In this Los Angeles-set comedy from director Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman), the tripwires of modern love are exposed in a carousel involving relationships and the single life on the most romantic day of the year: February 14. Proposals, infidelity, loneliness and more are explored. Julia Roberts, Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper and Patrick Dempsey lead a star-studded cast.


Stranger than Fiction Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.6 ★ 113 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:72%
As best-selling novelist Kay Eiffel (Emma Thompson) struggles with how to kill off her main character, IRS auditor Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) begins hearing her voice in his head and slowly realizes that he must stop his own death. Crick's world turns upside down as he tries to persuade Kay to change the ending of her novel, all while getting closer to a quirky baker (Maggie Gyllenhaal) he's auditing. Dustin Hoffman and Queen Latifah co-star.


Million Dollar Baby Nominated For/Won Awards 2004  3.9 ★ 133 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:92%
Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood, who also directs) isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro -- and to convince Dunn and his cohort (Morgan Freeman) to help her. This multiple Oscar winner picked up acting honors for Swank and Freeman as well as statues for Best Director and Best Picture.


Man on Fire Nominated For/Won Awards 2004  4.0 ★ 146 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R RT:39%
Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy (Denzel Washington) reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl (Dakota Fanning) in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save her life. Tony Scott directs this thriller about a demoralized soul whose sense of purpose is reawakened by a human connection. Christopher Walken and Mickey Rourke co-star.


Wanted Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.6 ★ 110 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R RT:71%
Doormat Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) discovers that his recently murdered father -- who Wesley never knew -- belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot (Angelina Jolie) drafts Wesley into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and turns avenger. Chicago is the backdrop for this hyperkinetic thriller also starring Morgan Freeman as the enigmatic figure leading the brotherhood of executioners.


Unstoppable Nominated For/Won Awards 2010  3.9 ★ 98 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:86%
It's a nail-biting race against time as an unmanned train carrying a load of lethal chemicals speeds out of control, and a conductor and engineer do everything in their power to keep it from derailing and killing tens of thousands of people. Denzel Washington leads the cast in Tony Scott's tough-minded action thriller, in which a terrible circumstance forces a couple of ordinary men to become extraordinary heroes.


The Fighter Nominated For/Won Awards 2010  4.1 ★ 115 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:91%
After a string of defeats, Mickey Ward rediscovers his fighting will with help from trainer and half-brother Dicky (Oscar winner Christian Bale) -- a once-talented pugilist and small-town hero now battling drug addiction.


Atonement Nominated For/Won Awards 2007  3.5 ★ 123 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:83%
When 13-year-old Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) discovers a lustful letter and witnesses a sexual encounter between her older sister (Keira Knightley) and a servant's son (James McAvoy), her confusion prompts her to finger the young man for a violent crime. Her half-truth changes their lives forever in this Oscar-nominated drama based on the critically acclaimed novel by Ian McEwan. Brenda Blethyn and Vanessa Redgrave co-star.


Syriana Nominated For/Won Awards 2005  3.2 ★ 128 mins Thrillers Rated: R RT:72%
America is at the beck and call of the Middle East when it comes to the oil industry, and all its players -- Washington, sheiks, oil companies, field workers -- intersect with each other in this political thriller from director Stephen Gaghan. The star-studded cast includes Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Chris Cooper, Christopher Plummer and George Clooney, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar and Golden Globe for his role as CIA operative Bob Barnes.


The Aviator Nominated For/Won Awards 2004  3.5 ★ 170 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:87%
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.