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16 BLOCKS : asked with escorting chatty prosecution witness Eddie Bunker (rapper and seasoned actor Mos Def) from police custody to a nearby courthouse, aging New York City cop Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) reluctantly gears up for the 16-block trek. But with powerful forces intent on keeping them from reaching their destination, they'll be lucky to make it there alive. David Morse co-stars in director Richard Donner's action thriller. 2006

300 : Zack Snyder directs this faithful adaptation of Frank Miller's (Sin City) graphic novel about the storied Battle of Thermopylae, a conflict that pitted the ancient Greeks against the Persians in 480 B.C. The film, which blends live-action shots with virtual backgrounds to capture Miller's original vision, co-stars Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Vincent Regan, Rodrigo Santoro and Dominic West. 2007

BAND OF BROTHERS (6 DISC SERIES) : Based on the bestseller by Stephen Ambrose, this Emmy-nominated miniseries profiles Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. These men parachuted into France on D-Day, fought the Battle of the Bulge, captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest and, amid extraordinary fear and extraordinary bravery, became heroes and legends. The drama, drawn from journals and letters, is punctuated with interviews with veterans. 2001

BATMAN BEGINS : After training with a ninja (Ken Watanabe) in Asia following his parents' brutal murder, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) returns to Gotham City and finds it overrun with crime and corruption. Discovering a cave under Wayne Manor, Bruce assumes a new identity and wages a one-man war against the criminals that plague the city. Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson, Gary Oldman, Tom Wilkinson and Morgan Freeman co-star. Christopher Nolan directs. 2005

BLACK HAWK DOWN : Based on a true story. When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down. Facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground, the Americans suffer heavy casualties. Director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) captures the brutal and incessant battle scenes with powerful and intimidating framework and pace. 2001

BULLETPROOF : In this buddy crime comedy, hard feelings must be set aside when undercover cop Rock Keats (Daman Wayans) is first shot by small-time crook Archie Moses (Adam Sandler), then forced to team up with the bungling oaf when both men are targeted by crime boss Frank Colton (James Caan). Upon Rock's release from the hospital, he finds out that Colton's hit men are after him and Archie. High jinks ensue when the dueling duo run from the baddies. 1996

CLOVERFIELD : A going-away party in Manhattan is interrupted when a mysterious, giant-sized monster launches an attack on New York City. With camcorder in hand, a small group of friends make their way out into the chaotic streets, scrambling to stay alive. Mike Vogel, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, Michael Stahl-David, Odet Jasmin and T.J. Miller co-star in this action-thriller produced by J.J. Abrams, creator of the hit television series "Alias" and "Lost." 2007

DELIVERANCE : In this 1970s existential action epic, four suburban friends (Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ronny Cox and Ned Beatty) take a canoeing trip down a Georgia river. But what begins as a lighthearted adventure becomes a voyage into the heart of darkness when redneck locals descend on the foursome and force them to kill or be killed. A masterpiece of grace and power, Deliverance still terrifies and enthralls today. 1972

DIE HARD 1 : Smart-mouthed New York City cop John McClane (a perfectly cast Bruce Willis) comes to Los Angeles in an attempt to reconcile with his wife. When terrorists seize her office building, McClane escapes -- shirtless and shoeless -- and desperately tries to stop them. Director John McTiernan moves the film (and his camera) at lightning pace; action movies don't get any better. 1988

DIE HARD 2 (Die Harder) : On a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Led by a murderous rogue officer (William Sadler), the renegade band of crack military commandos has come to rescue a drug lord from justice. They've prepared for every contingency except one: John McClane (Bruce Willis), an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of deadly déjà vu. ... 1990

DIE HARD 3 (With a Vengeance) : Bruce Willis is back and kicking bad-guy butt as New York detective John McClane in the third installment of this action-packed series. McClane thought he'd seen it all, until a genius named Simon (Jeremy Irons) engages McClane -- and his beloved city -- in a deadly game. McClane has seen his share of bad days … but this one just might top them all. Directed by John McTiernan (The Hunt for Red October, Rollerball). 1995

DIE HARD 4 (Live Free or Die Hard) : John McClane (Bruce Willis) is back and badder than ever, and this time he's up against a ring of Internet terrorists. Now working for Homeland Security, the decidedly low-tech McClane calls on the services of a young hacker (Justin Long) in his bid to stop a shadowy group intent on taking control of America's computer infrastructure. Fear not, the information age plot still boasts plenty of good old-fashioned gunfights, smashups and explosions. 2007

EXECUTIVE DECISION : When terrorists hijack a 747 and turn it into a nerve-gas bomb aimed at Washington, D.C., commandos (including Steven Seagal and John Leguizamo) use an experimental plane to board the jetliner -- in flight! When things go wrong, think-tank desk-jockey David Grant (Kurt Russell) assumes command, knowing that if he falls short, Washington will become a ghost town -- the hard way. Executive Decision is a rarity: a brainy blockbuster. 1996

FIREWALL : As creator of a state-of-the-art security system for a Seattle-area bank, Jack Stanfield (Harrison Ford) has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal (Paul Bettany) finds a way into Jack's personal life by targeting his family, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake. Virginia Madsen, Alan Arkin and Robert Patrick co-star in this taut thriller directed by Robert Loncraine. 2005

GHOST DOG : Inner-city dweller Ghost Dog (Forest Whitaker) rises above the chaos surrounding him by adopting the strict lifestyle of the samurai warrior. He's sworn lifelong service to Louie (John Tourney), the small-time mobster who once saved his life -- even if that means committing murders for the man. But the limits of Ghost Dog's allegiance are tested in director Jim Jarmusch's crime drama, nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. 2000

GHOST RIDER : In this hell-on-wheels thriller, Nicolas Cage stars as Johnny Blaze, a badass stunt cyclist who makes a Faustian bargain with the sinister Mephisto (Peter Fonda) to save a loved one. Years later, he offers Johnny the chance to reclaim his soul by vanquishing Blackheart (Wes Bentley) -- Mephisto's archenemy and son, who's scheming to depose his pop. The supporting cast includes Eva Mendes, Sam Elliott and Donal Logue. 2007

GLADIATOR : Oscar winner Russell Crowe is Maximus, whom Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) had picked to succeed him. But Marcus's son Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) snatches the throne, ordering Maximus dead. Instead, he's enslaved and learns to be a skilled fighter. When the Coliseum opens for gladiator games, Maximus finally has the chance for revenge. Ridley Scott directs this vivid epic, winner of the Oscar and Golden Globe for best picture. 2000

GRINDHOUSE-DEATH PROOF : Popular cult filmmaker Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed this high-octane thriller that stars Kurt Russell as a serial murderer who uses his revved-up car as a killing machine. After transforming his Dodge Charger into an indestructible weapon, Stuntman Mike climbs behind the wheel to terrorize a group of women on the road. Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Jordan Ladd and Vanessa Ferlito also star in the ultimate road rage film. 2007

HERO : The Qin King has long been obsessed with conquering all of China and becoming her first Emperor -- which makes him the target of three legendary assassins. To anyone who defeats the assassins, the King promises great power, mountains of gold and a private audience with the King himself. Jet Li heads the stellar cast of Hero as Nameless, the enigmatic county sheriff who earns his audience with the mighty King. Zhang Yimou directs. 2002

I AM LEGEND : A terrible virus has spread across the planet and turned the human race into bloodthirsty monsters. 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 as he spends every day alone. 2007

INDIANA JONES - Raiders of the Lost Ark : Get ready to globe-trot with one of the big screen's greatest adventurers. When Dr. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) -- the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist -- is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant (resting place of the original Ten Commandments), he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime. Steven Spielberg and George Lucas teamed up to create this all-time favorite. 1981

INDIANA JONES - and the Temple of Doom : The second film in George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones trilogy takes Indy (Harrison Ford), his young sidekick Short Round (Jonathan Ke Quan) and spoiled songbird Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) to a mysterious fortress in India. The trio risks everything to find a village's missing magic stone -- and in the process stumbles upon the rituals of a demonic cult. It's a jam only the whip-toting adventurer could get out of alive! 1984

INDIANA JONES - and the Last Crusade - Fedora and whip at the ready, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) sets off on his third cinematic outing accompanied by none other than his father, Henry (Sean Connery). The Drs. Jones head to the cradle of civilization on a perilous hunt for the Holy Grail, which is also being sought after by -- of course -- the Nazis. No one is what they seem in this rousing adventure, which co-stars John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott and Alison Doody. 1989

INSIDE MAN : Dispatched to a crime scene where a bank robbery is in progress, police detective Keith Frazier (Denzel Washington) hopes to apprehend the cunning thief (Clive Owen) so he can make his case for a promotion. But when a savvy negotiator (Jodie Foster) with questionable motives arrives on the scene, an already unstable situation threatens to implode. Spike Lee directs this tense action-drama co-starring Willem Dafoe and Christopher Plummer. 2006

INTO THE BLUE : A group of divers discovers a dangerous deep-sea treasure in this thriller starring Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Ashley Scott and Tyson Beckford. While diving in the deep blue waters off the Bahamas, the team finds a sunken plane with an illegal cargo worth millions. But ruthless drug kingpins are also after the plane's illicit booty, and the divers wind up in hot water as they quickly go from the hunters to the hunted. 2005

JET LI'S FEARLESSJet Li stars as real-life martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia in this action-packed historical drama set at the turn of the 20th century. Yuanjia dreams of continuing the legacy of his father, a world-class Chinese fighter. But as his skills grow, so does his ego -- which leads to a devastating personal tragedy. Now, Yuanjia must learn from his misfortunes before he can return to defend his country in an international tournament. 2006

JURASSIC PARK : Multimillionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) has a plan for a new theme park: a secluded island where visitors can observe dinosaurs, cloned using advanced DNA technology. But when an employee tampers with the security system, the dinosaurs escape, forcing the visitors to fight for their survival. Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern star, as their computer-generated co-stars chew the scenery in this action-packed thriller. 1993

KILL BILL VOL.1 : In this film noir tale written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, an assassin called the Bride (Uma Thurman) is shot at her wedding by her employer, Bill (David Carradine), and other members of their assassin circle. She survives, though a bullet in her brain keeps her in a coma for five years. Setting out for some payback, the Bride hunts down the various assassins, saving Bill for last. This is the first half of a planned two-part movie. 2003

KILL BILL VOL.2 : The second half of Quentin Tarantino's outrageously inventive Kill Bill series is just as murderously brilliant as the first. The Bride (Uma Thurman) wakes up from a coma five years after she was shot in the head. Revenge is on her mind, and she sets out to pick off her ex-mentor's band of assassins one by one, until there's nothing left to do but … kill Bill (David Carradine). Co-stars Lucy Liu, Vivica Fox and Michael Madsen. 2004

KING KONG : Set in the 1930s, Peter Jackson's remake follows a group of adventurous explorers and filmmakers to mysterious Skull Island in search of a legendary giant gorilla known as King Kong. The team battles dinosaurs and, with the help of a beautiful woman, manages to capture the mighty ape and ship him back to New York. King Kong goes on display, but his heart is stronger than his shackles. … Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody and Andy Serkis star. 2005

KNOCKAROUND GUYS : The four sons (Vin Diesel, Seth Green, Barry Pepper and Andrew Davoli) of major Brooklyn mobsters are forced to team up to retrieve a bag of cash in a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff. It all begins when Matty Demaret (Pepper) goes on a job to deliver the money for his mob father (Dennis Hopper) on the advice of his uncle (John Malkovich). But things don't quite go as planned. ... 2002

KUNG FU HUSTLE : Sing (Stephen Chow) is a mobster in 1940s China who longs to be as cool as the members of the Axe Gang, formally clad killers who rule the streets of Hong Kong. But he's so awkward that he can't possibly aspire to be one of them, so he does the next best thing: pretend. Unfortunately, his shenanigans land him in a barrel of trouble with everyone, including the unassuming farmers who till the land, setting off fireworks of massive proportions. 2004

LEFT BEHIND : When 100 million people vanish from earth, Global News Network reporter Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron) follows the mystery as pilot Ray Steele tries to locate his wife and son. As he digs deeper, he finds that the answers may lie in the Bible. Based on the best-selling novel by Christian evangelist Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Left Behind is a chilling look at the chaos that follows Judgment Day. 2000

LORD OF THE RINGS - THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (EXTENDED) : From the idyllic shire of the Hobbits to the smoking chasms of Mordor, director Peter Jackson follows Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) as he embarks on his epic quest. The movie -- which nabbed 13 Oscar nods -- boasts an outstanding cast, including Ian McKellen and Viggo Mortensen. This extended version includes more than 30 minutes of unseen footage. 2001

LORD OF THE RINGS - THE TWO TOWERS (EXTENDED) : TThe second installment of Tolkien's trilogy comes to life as director Peter Jackson's cast (Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen and others) returns to Middle Earth. Fierce battles are fought as Frodo (Wood) and his entourage brave terrible dangers on their quest to destroy the One Ring. This extended edition includes over 43 minutes of unseen footage. 2002

LORD OF THE RINGS - THE RETURN OF THE KING (EXTENDED) : s the shadow of Mordor grows in the trilogy's conclusion, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Gandalf (Ian McKellen) struggle to save Gondor, while Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) bring the ring closer to the heart of Sauron's realm. Peter Jackson's epic won 11 Academy Awards. This extended edition includes 50 minutes of unseen footage. 2003

MAD MAX 1 : In the postapocalyptic future, motorcycle cop Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) has had enough. The Australian outback's empty stretches of highway have become bloodstained battlegrounds, and Max has seen too many killings at the hands of marauding bikers who feed on violence. He tries to retire, but his world is shattered when a malicious gang murders his family as an act of retaliation. Devastated, Max hits the open road seeking vengeance. 1979

MAD MAX 2 - THE ROAD WARRIOR : In this sequel to Mad Max, Mel Gibson returns as the heroic loner who drives the roads of post-apocalyptic outback Australia in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by The Humungus (Kjell Nilsson). The post-nuclear future meets the mythological past in this epic of action and carnage. 1981

MAD MAX 3 - BEYOND THUNDERDOME : While the final Mad Max film can't outrun the first two, director George Miller delivers a fertile depiction of order amid chaos. Max (Mel Gibson) becomes embroiled in the internal tensions of Bartertown, ruled by the imperious Aunty Entity (Tina Turner). Will ex-cop Max turn assassin? Featuring the inventive Thunderdome fight sequence, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome dishes up plenty of kick-ass action. 1985

MIAMI VICE: Directed by Michael Mann, this gritty adaptation of the popular 1980s TV series moves vice cops Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) and Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) out of their pastel duds and into the new millennium. Attempting to identify the group behind a recent string of murders, Tubbs and Crockett work undercover with a South Florida drug dealer, but in the process the duo risks losing everything -- including their women and their sanity. 2006

MR. & MRS. SMITH : Marriage has gotten stale for John and Jane Smith (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), a 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? 2005

NATIONAL TREASURE : Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage), search for a treasure chest rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as funds for the Revolutionary War. The whereabouts of the chest may lie in a secret code embedded in the U.S. Constitution and in a map drawn on the back of the Declaration of Independence. Co-stars Diane Kruger, Sean Bean and Harvey Keitel. 2004

OCEANS ELEVEN : Less than 24 hours into his parole from a New Jersey penitentiary, wry, charismatic thief Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal over $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. To score the cash, however, Danny will have to risk his life and his chances of reconciling with ex-wife Tess (Julia Roberts). A remake of the 1960 Rat Pack heist flick. 2001

OCEANS THIRTEEN : Director Steven Soderbergh and star George Clooney return to Las Vegas for the further -- and purportedly final -- criminal exploits of Danny Ocean (Clooney) and company. Ellen Barkin makes her Ocean's debut as the female lead, while the rest of the gang remains largely intact, including Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Al Pacino, Bernie Mac, Carl Reiner, Andy Garcia, Casey Affleck, Elliott Gould and more. 2007

ONG-BAK - THE THAI WARRIOR : When a sacred Buddha statuette called Ong-bak is stolen from Boonting's (Phanom Yeeram) village by a shady businessman intent on realizing a profit from his ill-gotten gain, Boonting takes it upon himself to reclaim the pilfered religious treasure by following the trail of clues to Bangkok. And Boonting's the right man for the job, as he possesses an impressive array of Muay Thai fighting skills that can lay out all his adversaries. 2003

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL : Flamboyant pirate Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp, in an Oscar-nominated performance), steals the show as a charming, carefree 17th century pirate who roams the Caribbean sea. When a rival pirate (Geoffrey Rush) pillages the village of Port Royal and kidnaps the governor's (Jonathan Pryce) daughter, Elizabeth (Keira Knightley), Jack decides to help Elizabeth's love, Will (Orlando Bloom), save her. Of course, the mission isn't quite that simple. …2003

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - DEAD MAN'S CHEST : Director Gore Verbinksi takes to the high seas to helm the continuing adventures of swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), young Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and headstrong beauty Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley). Once again, the trio returns to the realm of the supernatural as Jack tries to weasel his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones (Bill Nighy), who threatens the wily skipper with eternal damnation if he welshes. 2006

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - AT WORLD'S END : In this final installment of the swashbuckler trilogy, Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with brave Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and feisty Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley). And what of Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp)? Nothing is as it seems. Just when he appears to be down, he proves he can't be counted out. Bill Nighy and Yun-Fat Chow also star. 2007

POSEIDON : Battling the elements once again, Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect Storm) re-creates Ronald Neame's 1972 action classic with help from an ensemble cast that includes Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Josh Lucas, Emmy Rossum and Stacy Ferguson (aka "Fergie" of the Black Eyed Peas). A tidal wave spells disaster for a boatload of New Year's Eve revelers when it capsizes the mammoth vessel, pitching the passengers into a desperate battle for survival. 2006

RONIN : Director John Frankenheimer helmed this action thriller at full throttle. A briefcase with undisclosed contents -- sought by Irish terrorists and the Russian mob -- makes its way into criminals' hands. An Irish liaison (Natascha McElhone) assembles a squad of mercenaries, or ronin, charged with the thorny task of recovering the case. But the team, led by an ex-CIA agent (Robert De Niro), mistrusts one another. Can they accomplish their mission? 1998

SAHARA : Based on Clive Cussler's best-selling novels starring action hero Dirk Pitt, Sahara sets the daring adventurer on a mission to save the world from destruction. While investigating a deadly water-borne epidemic along the Nile, Pitt (Matthew McConaughey) uncovers a secret dating back to Lincoln's assassination and battles an evil industrialist bent on killing every living thing in the world's oceans. Also stars Steve Zahn and Penelope Cruz. 2005

SHOOTER : 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 soon 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. 2007

SPY GAME : Robert Redford and Brad Pitt reunite in this espionage thriller from director Tony Scott. On the verge of retiring from the CIA, veteran spy Nathan Muir (Redford) learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop (Pitt), is a political prisoner sentenced to die in Beijing. Although their friendship has been marred by bad blood and resentment, Muir agrees to take on the most dangerous mission of his career and rescue Bishop. 2001

THE ALAMO : A small Texas mission called The Alamo is the historic spot where, in 1836, almost 200 men stood their ground for two weeks as they were attacked by Mexican forces led by Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. The brave faction of Texans was headed by three men -- Col. William Travis (Patrick Wilson), James Bowie (Jason Patric) and David Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton) -- whose path into history books made them heroes and symbols of independence. 2004

THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES : After Robert Ford (Casey Affleck, in an Oscar-nominated role) joins the most notorious gang in the West, he grows tired of the charismatic Jesse James (Brad Pitt) and begins to resent his fame. But by hatching a scheme to gun down James, Ford risks forever being branded a coward. Sam Shepard, Sam Rockwell, Mary-Louise Parker and Michael Parks also star in director Andrew Dominik's riveting Wild West drama adapted from Ron Hansen's acclaimed novel. 2007

THE BOONDOCK SAINTS : Twin brothers Conner (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy (Norman Reedus), feeling that their God-given mission is to cleanse the Earth of all human evil, set out to rid Boston of crime. But instead of joining the police force, these Irish Americans decide to kick criminal butt their own way -- à la Charles Bronson. Willem Dafoe is the openly gay FBI special agent assigned to investigate. 1999

THE DEVILS OWN : As a child, Frankie McGuire (Brad Pitt) sees British soldiers gun down his father. He joins the Irish Republican Army, determined to avenge his father's death, and sails to America to buy weapons from an underground arms dealer. Going by the alias of Rory Devaney, Frankie moves into the home of cop Tom O'Meara (Harrison Ford). When he learns about Rory's agenda, Tom must choose between his sympathy for a troubled man and his desire for justice. 1997

THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX : When a C-119 cargo plane full of oil workers crashes in Mongolia's Gobi Desert during a sandstorm, the survivors attempt to build a new plane from the parts they find in the wreckage. Led by downed pilot Frank Towns (Dennis Quaid), the rag-tag group makes a desperate effort to stay alive and return to civilization. Giovanni Ribisi, Miranda Otto and Hugh Laurie co-star in this remake of the 1960s film that starred James Stewart as Towns. 2004

THE ITALIAN JOB : Charlie Croker (Mark Walhberg) leads a gang that manages to pull off a major heist and steal a carload of gold stashed in a safe that they've stolen from Charlie's former crony (Ed Norton), who filched it from Charlie in the first place. But can they get away with the heist -- for good? Charlize Theron, Seth Green and Donald Sutherland co-star. 2003

THE KINGDOM : When a deadly bombing attack targets Americans in the Middle East, a counterterrorism squad is dispatched to find the culprits. Once they arrive in the desert, the U.S. agents (an ensemble that includes Jamie Foxx as the group's leader) learn that in these parts, they are the true enemy. With their investigation hampered by local bureaucracy, the team realizes they may be the terrorists' next target. Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman also star. 2007

THE TRANSPORTER : Former Special Forces officer Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is now a courier in the underworld, and his policy of not asking questions has earned him a reputation -- and money. But when Martin discovers that his cargo is alive, he opens the package to reveal the bound and gagged Lai (Shu Qi), setting in motion a dangerous chain of events that involves Lai's father, a French detective and others in director Corey Yuen's high-action crime drama. 2002

THE TRANSPORTER 2 : In this action-packed sequel, former Special Forces officer Frank Martin (Jason Statham) comes out of retirement to track down kidnappers who are part of a larger plot. Now a chauffer to a wealthy family, Martin has bonded with his employer's son, Jack -- so when Jack is abducted, Martin springs into action to save him. It doesn't take long for Martin to realize he'll need to use all his skills to stop the villains from carrying out a sinister master plan. 2005

TRAINING DAY : Staying on the right side of the law will be more challenging than anything rookie cop Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) has ever faced -- especially since Hoyt's partner for the next 24 hours is meaner than L.A.'s meanest streets. In a powerful departure from his previous roles, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington plays a charismatic detective who becomes the kind of thug he's supposed to collar. 2001

TROY : In 1193 B.C., Prince Paris of Troy (Orlando Bloom) kidnaps legendary beauty Helen (Diane Kruger) from her husband, King Menelaus of Sparta, setting the two nations on a collision course for war. The Greeks, including Achilles (Brad Pitt), marshal their entire armada, sail to Troy and begin a decade-long siege. Eric Bana plays Hector, the leader of the Trojan forces, and Sean Bean is the wily Ulysses (of Trojan Horse fame). Positively Homeric! 2004

SPIDER-MAN 1 : After being chomped by a genetically altered spider, shy high schooler Peter Parker (Toby Maguire) is endowed with amazing superpowers. Kirsten Dunst plays Parker's smitten (not bitten!) girlfriend who willingly falls into his web, and Willem Dafoe is a mad scientist who becomes the Green Goblin -- Spider-Man's erstwhile enemy. The CGI scenes of Spidey swinging from building to building are enough to give Tarzan pause! 2002

SPIDER-MAN 2 : The heroic arachnid is back in this live-action sequel directed by Sam Raimi and written by Michael Chabon. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is going through a major identity crisis. Burned out from being Spider-Man, he decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, which leaves the city suffering in the wake of carnage left by the evil Doc Ock (Alfred Molina). In the meantime, Peter still can't act on his feelings for Mary-Jane (Kirsten Dunst). 2004

STAR WARS 1 - THE PHANTOM MENACE : In this Star Wars prequel, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and a young Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) must protect the Queen of Naboo (Natalie Portman) from the evil clutches of Darth Sidious and Senator Palpatine. Along the way, they meet a prepubescent Anakin Skywalker, who shows intimations of a great gift. Dazzling special effects from director George Lucas's CGI specialists make this entry in the saga really hum. 1999

STAR WARS 2 - ATTACK OF THE CLONES : George Lucas' famous saga about a galaxy far, far away continues. Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) makes progress in his Jedi training, falls in love with the beautiful Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman), and grows into a young man capable of a power that can either save or destroy him. Though under the direction of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Anakin wrestles with the demons that begin to lure him to the Dark Side. 2002

STAR WARS 3 - REVENGE OF THE SITH : In the third and final installment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) and Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) are married, and General Grievous leads the Confederacy in a battle against the Republic. Darth Sidious (Ian McDiarmid) lures war-weary Anakin to the dark side, forcing Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) to fight against his former pupil. Samuel L. Jackson and Jimmy Smits also star. 2005

SUPERMAN RETURNS : After a multiyear hiatus from Metropolis, Superman (played by Brandon Routh and Stephan Bender) returns to find a city that's managed to survive without him, an old flame (Kate Bosworth) who's moved on and an old enemy (Kevin Spacey) who wants him destroyed. Parker Posey, Eva Marie Saint, Peta Wilson and Marlon Brando (through the magic of archival footage) co-star in this long-awaited installment of the superhero saga. 2006

S.W.A.T : Inspired by the 1970s action-packed TV series with the catchy theme song, this modern-day "S.W.A.T." stars Colin Farrell as Jim Street, an L.A.P.D. cop who joins the department's elite special weapons and tactics unit commandeered by Hondo (Samuel Jackson). They're up against a drug lord (Olivier Martinez) who's offering a million dollars to the first person who springs him from jail. Only the S.W.A.T. team can stop his plan. 2003

THE BOURNE IDENTITY : A man (Matt Damon) washes up on an island in the Mediterranean Sea, suffering from gunshot wounds and amnesia. He soon realizes he's being hunted down by assassins and that he's very good at killing them before they get him … but the question of his identity perplexes him as he fights to stay alive. Franka Potente co-stars in this action thriller based on Robert Ludlum's novel. 2002

THE BOURNE SUPREMACY : When a CIA sting in Berlin turns murderously wrong, everyone suspects it's the handiwork of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon). As the CIA hunts for their lost ex-killer Bourne, Bourne himself is pursued by a ruthless cartel bent on framing him up -- and leaving him dead. Franka Potente returns as Marie Helena Kreutz alongside Joan Allen as Agent Helen Landy. 2004

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM : Matt Damon returns as the amnesia-stricken trained assassin Jason Bourne in this third film based on Robert Ludlum's best-selling novels. As Bourne travels from Moscow to Paris, Madrid, London, New York and Tangier, Morocco, in a quest to reconstruct his past (and thus clear the way for a future), he's joined by returning cast members Julia Stiles and Joan Allen as well as new co-stars David Strathairn and Paddy Considine. 2007

THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI : Director David Lean's sweeping epic is set in a Japanese World War II prison camp where British POWs are forced to construct a railway bridge as a morale-building exercise. Yet the real battle of wills is between "play by the rules" British colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness), who is dedicated to the project, and his American rival (William Holden), who vows to destroy it. The POWs' whistling work theme became legendary. 1957

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS 3 - TOKYO DRIFT : Helmed by Justin Lin, the hit franchise's third installment finds street-racer Shaun Boswell (Lucas Black) moving to Tokyo … dispatched by his family to keep him out of lockup. He soon hooks up with a fellow American who introduces Shaun to drift racing -- a fusion of bracing speed and lethal courses. After losing to yakuza-connected D.K. (Brian Tee), Shaun ventures into the underworld to pay his debt, setting the stage for a high-octane finale. 2006

THE ISLANDMichael Bay's stylish sci-fi thriller stars Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson as members of a strictly regulated indoor futuristic colony who hope to win the lottery, a contest in which the grand prize is a trip to a utopian island, reportedly the last uncontaminated place on Earth. But a startling discovery about the true nature of "the Island" -- and their very existence -- leads the two to stage a desperate escape to the outside world. 2005

THE LIMEY : After his release from a British prison, a former professional thief (Terence Stamp) finds out his daughter has been murdered in Los Angeles and travels there to learn the truth about her death. With the investigative assistance of another ex-con (Luis Guzman), he comes face to face with a high-rolling record producer (Peter Fonda), with whom his daughter was having an affair. Lesley Ann Warren co-stars, and Steven Soderbergh directs. 1999

UNDERWORLD : Vampires and werewolves have waged a nocturnal war against each other for centuries. But all bets are off when a female vampire warrior named Selene (Kate Beckinsale), who's famous for her strength and werewolf-hunting prowess, becomes smitten with a peace-loving male werewolf, Michael (Scott Speedman), who wants to end the war. Think Romeo and Juliet with a big hickey! 2003

UNDERWORLD-EVOLUTION : Working together to expose the truth about their bloodlines, vampire warrior Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and werewolf hybrid Michael (Scott Speedman) learn the backstory to the ongoing conflict between the patrician Death Dealers and the barbarous Lycans. Len Wiseman helmed this atmospheric sequel to his 2003 debut film, Underworld, with Bill Nighy reprising his role as the father of modern-day vampires. 2006

VAN HELSING : Vampire hunter extraordinaire Dr. Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) travels to a mysterious region of Eastern Europe on a quest to vanquish the big three -- Count Dracula (Richard Roxburgh), the Wolf Man (Will Kemp) and Frankenstein's Monster (Shuler Hensley). On hand is his intrepid assistant Anna (Kate Beckinsale), the heir to a family committed to hunting down and destroying the Count. Based on author Bram Stoker's character that appeared in Dracula. 2004

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AARDMAN CREATURE COMFORTS : Following the secret lives of animals via a hilarious mockumentary format, this animated series of shorts from Academy Award-winning director Nick Park (Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run) features jaguars, gorillas and a veritable zoo of inhabitants -- who have many of the same problems that humans do. Originally created for British television and Comedy Central, "Creature Comforts" went on to win a BAFTA Award for Best Comedy Series in 2004.

A BUGS LIFE : On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik (voiced by Dave Foley) hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil Hopper (Kevin Spacey). Little does Flik know that his tough "warriors" are really circus performers... Pixar takes you inside the miniature world of insects for this bigger-than-life adventure. 1998

AEON FLUX - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION : Sexy secret agent Aeon Flux (voiced by Denise Poirier) takes on a world of chaos and corruption in this collection of MTV's cutting-edge anime series. The leather-clad beauty brings an impressive set of talents -- including assassination, seduction and domination -- to the task of dispatching scoundrels. Extras include commentary by the creative team, the pilot episode, MTV "Liquid Television" shorts, two featurettes and more. 1995

A SCANNER DARKLYKeanu Reeves shoulders another futuristic role in director Richard Linklater's sci-fi thriller based on Philip K. Dick's novel. Working as an undercover cop in a world where almost everyone is addicted to Substance D -- which produces split personalities in its users -- Fred Arctor (Reeves) sets up an elaborate sting to nab a notorious drug runner named Bob. But little does Fred know that "Bob" is … his alter ego. 2006

CARS : 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. Who could ask for anything more? The star-studded voice cast includes Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Katherine Helmond, Cheech Marin, John Ratzenberger, racing legend Richard Petty and sportscaster Bob Costas. 2006

CHICKEN RUN : Greedy farm owner Mrs. Tweedy (voiced by Miranda Richardson) runs her 1950s Yorkshire poultry ranch like a prisoner-of-war camp in this claymation adventure from Aardman Animations. Ginger, the head chicken, tirelessly plots to free the birds from the farm -- which will soon be converted into a chicken pot-pie plant. After several failed attempts, she asks a dashing rooster named Rocky (Mel Gibson) to help her plan the poultry liberation. 2000

CORPSE BRIDE : Set in 19th-century Europe, Tim Burton's animated tale centers on Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp), a young man who, just as he's about to wed Victoria (Emily Watson), is sucked into the underworld by the Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham-Carter), who desires Victor for herself. Victor is fascinated by the Land of the Dead, but nothing can stop him from trying to return to his true love. Albert Finney and Christopher Lee also lend their voices. 2005

FINAL FANTASY VII - ADVENT CHILDREN : A deadly disease and a band of brothers threaten to destroy the planet in this thrilling computer-animated sequel based on the popular video game. Now a recluse, ex-soldier Cloud Strife runs a delivery service from Tifa's bar, which also doubles as a safe-haven for children stricken with the lethal affliction. But Cloud and his friends are called back into action when the mysterious Kadaj and his brothers show up on the scene. 2005

FINDING NEMO : Pixar has created another amazing animated adventure, this time heading underwater as two plucky fish, Marlin and Dory (voiced by Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres), search high and low for Marlin's missing son, Nemo (Alexander Gould). In addition to the other much-loved ocean-dwelling characters in this box office recordbreaker, this widescreen version includes deleted scenes, a making-of documentary, "The Art of Nemo" featurette and more. 2003

HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE : In this engaging anime based on a children's fantasy novel, 18-year-old Sophie works in her late father's hat shop in a humdrum town. But things get interesting when she's transformed into an elderly woman by the evil Witch of the Waste (voiced by Lauren Bacall). Determined to reverse the spell, Sophie seeks the help of the wizard Howl, who has an amazing moving castle that's fueled by a fire demon named Calcifer. Hayao Miyazaki directs. 2004

ICE AGE : With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters find an orphaned human infant in this smash animated hit. Together, Manny the woolly mammoth (Ray Romano), Diego the saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary) and Sid the giant sloth (John Leguizamo) become reluctant heroes and embark on an epic, hilarious journey to reunite the baby with his parents. 2002

ICE AGE 2 - THE MELTDOWN : Diego (voiced by Denis Leary), Manny (Ray Romano) and Sid (John Leguizamo) return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. So, they must unite and warn all the other beasts about the desperate situation. Drea de Matteo and Queen Latifah also lend their voices. Carlos Saldanha directs. 2006

HEAVY METAL : Heavy Metal interweaves six visionary stories of science fiction, fantasy and sword-and-sorcerer overtones. Includes music by Black Sabbath, Devo, Blue Oyster Cult, Journey, Stevie Nicks and Sammy Hagar. 1981

MONSTERS, INC. : Every night, the professional scarers of Monsters, Inc., sneak into children's bedroom closets around the world, eliciting screams that they convert into the energy their world needs. Aside from a minor power shortage, life is just fine for top scarer James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (John Goodman) and his assistant, Mike (Billy Crystal) -- until a little girl named Boo accidentally finds her way into the monster world -- and into Sulley's heart. 2001

OVER THE HEDGE : Awakening from a long winter nap to find a subdivision in their backyard, a colony of critters -- led by a gun-shy tortoise (Garry Shandling) -- is forced to face its worst fear: humans. But with help from an opportunistic raccoon (Bruce Willis), the animals learn that people aren't all that bad. The star-studded voice cast includes Thomas Haden Church, Nick Nolte, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Avril Lavigne, William Shatner and Wanda Sykes. 2006

ROBOTS : Ewan McGregor lends his voice to this heartwarming animated feature about Rodney Copperbottom, a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place. But when the evil Ratchet (Greg Kinnear) takes over Big Weld Industries, Rodney's dreams -- like his friends, including motormouthed Fender (Robin Williams) -- are in danger of becoming obsolete. Halle Berry, Amanda Bynes, Mel Brooks and Stanley Tucci co-star. 2005

SAMARAI JACK (SEASON 1 AND 2) : A Japanese samurai -- Jack, by name -- is transplanted into a future reality that's controlled by the evil despot Aku. The wayward warrior with a moral code must find a way to survive until he's able to return to his ancient world and rid himself once and for all of Aku. This collection contains all 13 animated episodes from the show's first season, which aired on cable's Cartoon Network. 2001

SAMARAI JACK (SEASON 3 DISC 1 AND 2) : Tasked with the gargantuan mission of tracking the evil sorcerer Aku through all space and time, Samurai Jack wastes no time staying in one place. In the third season of this colorful anime series, Aku's roots are revealed as Jack goes into battle alongside the ancient gods Odin, Ra and Rama; Jack loses his memory before he's rescued by a burly Scotsman; and Jack and Aku crush skulls in the ultimate tussle. 2003

SHARK TALE : In this DreamWorks animated tale, Oscar (Will Smith) is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him in trouble. Lenny (Jack Black) is a great white shark with a secret: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and the truth about Lenny makes him an outcast, the two form an unlikely friendship -- much to the dismay of Lenny's mafioso dad (Robert De Niro). Angelina Jolie and Martin Scorsese also lend their voices. 2004

SHREK : It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek (Michael Myers). On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess (Cameron Diaz) from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey (Eddie Murphy). This disc includes the widescreen version of the film, plus a commentary, technical goofs, a storyboard pitch of deleted scenes and more. 2001

SHREK 2 : In this knockabout comic sequel to the animated smash hit Shrek, the cuddly ogre (Mike Myers) and his lady love Fiona (Cameron Diaz) return to her homeland to tell her parents (John Cleese, Julie Andrews) the good news about their marriage. But Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) is far from happy and has a few things to say about the new union. Other characters include the Fairy Godmother (Jennifer Saunders) and Puss-in-Boots (Antonio Banderas). 2004

THE ANIMATRIX : Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and the conflict between man and machines. The shorts include Final Flight of the Osiris, The Second Renaissance, Kid's Story, Program, World Record, Beyond, A Detective Story and Matriculated. 2003

THE INCREDIBLES : Meet the Incredibles, the award-winning Pixar team's superhero family that comes out of banal, suburban hiding to don their old costumes and save the world again. Bob Parr (voiced by Craig T. Nelson) has given up his swashbuckling days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife (Holly Hunter). But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to raise hell one more time. 2004

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE : Homer Simpson is used to alienating people, but nothing compares to the level of animosity he's inspired with his most recent foul-up: polluting the river with toxic waste from the nuclear power plant. Now, Homer's been fired and the citizens of Springfield forced to evacuate in this first-ever big-screen outing for Matt Groening's animated clan. Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith voice the Simpson family. 2007

TOY STORY : It's tough being a toy. One day, you're at the top of the heap; the next, you're down in the dumps -- literally. Cowboy-toy Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) feels threatened when space ranger Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) arrives. But they're both lost when the family moves -- and finding their way home is only half the adventure. Director John Lasseter won a special Academy Award for this 3-D "compu-toon." 1995

TOY STORY 2 : Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Woody (Tom Hanks) and the rest of the toys in Andy's playroom are back! When Andy goes off to cowboy camp, an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody, and it's up to Buzz and the gang to save their pal. With a story that's great for kids and adults, amazing technical work from Disney and Pixar Animation and the voices of Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Wayne Knight and more, Toy Story 2 is among the best sequels ever made. 1999

WALLACE & GROMMET - THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT : Cheese-loving eccentric Wallace and his cunning canine pal, Gromit, investigate a vegetarian mystery in Nick Park's animated adventure. The lovable inventor and his intrepid pup run a business ridding the town of bugs, using only humane methods that turn their home into a halfway house for evicted vermin. Their work leads them to investigate the mystery of a voracious vegetarian monster who threatens to ruin the annual veggie-growing contest.

WALLACE & GROMMET : Animator Nick Park's most beloved creations come to life in this DVD, which includes all three of the pair's adventures: "A Close Shave," "A Grand Day Out" and "The Wrong Trousers." In each, the unflappable, cheese-worshipping Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, foil the plans of dastardly penguins, conniving robotic sheep dogs and others who threaten to destroy the equilibrium of their happy, predictable lives. 2001

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40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN : Andy Stitzer (the hilarious Steve Carell) has a pleasant life with a nice apartment and a job stamping invoices at an electronics store. But at age 40, there's one thing Andy hasn't done, and it's really bothering his close group of friends: To the shock of everyone he knows, he's still a virgin. The guys at the store make it their mission to change that, but Andy seems hopeless -- until he meets single mom Trish (Catherine Keener). 2005

A FISH CALLED WANDA : A crooked foursome commits the heist of the century and is about to get away ... until the London police arrest one of them. Can the three on the lam (Michael Palin, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline) persuade their comrade's lawyer (John Cleese) to reveal the stolen loot's location? Laugh-out-loud funny, A Fish Called Wanda explores the notion of "honor" among thieves. 1988

ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL : Ambitious art school student Jerome Platz (Max Minghella) goes to extremes to conquer the art world -- and to get the girl -- in Terry Zwigoff's dark comedy. When his pure genius goes ignored and a brainless jock tempts his dream girl, Audrey (Sophia Myles), Jerome sets in motion a brazen plan to become an art world hero and win Audrey's heart. John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent, Matt Keeslar, Anjelica Huston and Ethan Suplee star. 2006

BANDITS: Bank robbers Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton battle over the affections of a woman (Cate Blanchett) they kidnap before one of their big heists. Adding insult to injury, they then force a TV show host to cover their 15 minutes of fame while they go on a bank-robbing spree -- Blanchett in tow -- and gain notoriety as "The Sleepover Bandits." 2001

BEING JOHN MALKOVICH : Take a hallucinogenic trip minus the drugs but with all the fun. Puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) discovers a door that's in fact a portal into actor John Malkovich's brain. For 15 minutes, Schwartz experiences the ultimate head trip: He's John Malkovich! More wacky adventure ensues when Schwartz plans to sell trips into Malkovich's brain for $200 a pop. Not your average comedy! 1999

BETTER OFF DEAD : After his girlfriend (Amanda Wyss) ditches him for a boorish ski jock, Lane (John Cusack) decides that suicide is the only answer. However, his increasingly inept attempts only bring him more agony and embarrassment. Filled with the wildest teen nightmares, a family you can't help but identify with and a host of wonderful comic characters, Better Off Dead is a masterful look at those painfully funny teen years. 1985

BORAT : Fans of the HBO comedy series "Da Ali G Show" will be delighted to join one of their favorite characters -- the Kazakhstani reporter Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen, in a Golden Globe-winning role) -- as he travels to America to report on the "greatest country in the world." Camera in tow, the boorish journalist sets off on his cross-country road trip, but his original purpose is soon subsumed by a much greater quest -- finding and marrying actress Pamela Anderson. 2006

BOTTLE ROCKET : Three best friends attempt to escape their suburban boredom through a life of crime. But, these bickering, bumbling thieves are no match for the local 'godfather' who leads them into the biggest heist of their careers. 1996

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF : Take the day off and watch John Hughes's uproarious ode to skipping school! Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) knows every trick to faking an illness (and offers a point-by point primer). With everyone convinced he's at death's door, Ferris grabs his girlfriend (Mia Sara) and best friend (Alan Ruck) and hits the streets of Chicago! But will the evil Dean of Students (Jeffrey Jones) put a premature end to Ferris's mental health day? 1986

FIERCE CREATURES : The stars of A Fish Called Wanda reunite for this farce about a failing zoo that owner Rod McCain (Kevin Kline) threatens to close. When new manager Rollo (John Cleese) implements a "fierce creatures only" policy to increase profits, zookeeper Bugsy (Michael Palin) tries to save all the timid animals, while McCain's son Vince (Kevin Kline) does shady deals on the side … and executive Willa (Jamie Lee Curtis) must decide whose side she's on. 1997

FROM DUSK TIL DAWN : Robbers-on-the-lam Seth (George Clooney) and Richard Gecko (Quentin Tarantino) take an ex-preacher (Harvey Keitel) and his kids hostage. On a race to the Mexican border, they rendezvous at a cantina, not knowing the owners and clientele are bloodthirsty vampires. That's when director Robert Rodriguez (Desperado) abruptly switches from hostage drama to tongue-in-cheek, vampiric melee, creating a blood-stained ode to 1960s Mexican horror movies. 1996

FUN WITH DICK AND JANE : Stick 'em up! After losing their high-paying corporate jobs, Jane and Dick Harper (Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni) turn to crime -- robbing banks -- to maintain their standard of living. Talk about resourceful yuppies! Based on a remake of the 1977 film that starred George Segal and Jane Fonda in the titular roles, this action-comedy costars Angie Harmon, John Michael Higgins and Alec Baldwin. Dean Parisot directs. 2005

GRANDMA'S BOY : Even though he's 35 years old, Alex (Allen Covert) acts more like he's 13, spending his days as the world's oldest video game tester and his evenings developing the next big Xbox game. But when his irresponsible roommate gets him kicked out of his apartment, he has no choice but to move in with his grandmother (Doris Roberts) and her elderly housemates. Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones, David Spade, Rob Schneider and Kevin Nealon co-star. 2006

GROSSE POINTE BLANK : John Cusack stars as Martin Blank, a freelance assassin facing a crisis of conscience. Back home for his 10th anniversary high school reunion, Blank must fend off a professional peer (Dan Aykroyd) dead-set on inducting him into the newly formed assassins union, sort out his feelings for his high school sweetheart (Minnie Driver), and squeeze in a last-minute contract killing. 1997

HAPPINESS : A bittersweet film that belies its title, Happiness draws a dark portrait of a supremely dysfunctional family where each member battles personal demons. Plotlines include a prank telephone caller (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who's afraid of women and a preternaturally cheerful woman (Jane Adams) who's unable to make a physical connection. With other stories revolving around pederasts and masturbation, this remarkable movie is not for the squeamish. 1998

HITCH : Smooth and sexy Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Will Smith) is the master of seduction in this charming romantic comedy. His specialty? Helping clueless clients make a great first impression so they not only get to the second date, but make someone fall for them. When a gossip reporter (Eva Mendes) starts nosing around his business, however, Hitch finds himself out of moves as he forgets all his lessons and has to figure out a whole new strategy to love. 2005

HOT DOG : It's all about skin and skiing. Our hero (Patrick Houser) is pure as the driven snow and the best freestyle skier around -- a shoo-in to be the first American to win the world-freestyle title in several years. But he has some stiff competition from a nasty Austrian (John Patrick Reger). Not to worry -- as expected, our hero performs well, gains a moral victory, ends up with right girl and puts the disagreeable champ in his place. 1984

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE : Convinced little Olive (Abigail Breslin) is beauty queen material, parents Richard (Greg Kinnear) and Sheryl (Toni Collette) and the rest of the family embark on a life-altering road trip to a pageant in this madcap comedy. Struggling motivational speaker 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. 2006

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL : Beware the knights who say "Ni." The Python comedy clan skewers King Arthur and his knights as they quest far and wide for the Holy Grail in this inspired piece of lunacy. John Cleese stands out as the Black Knight, who suffers gory, slow dismemberment at the hands of the mighty king himself. (Cleese's protestation after every sword whack that "It's just a scratch" is still hilarious.) 1975

NACHO LIBRE : After spending his childhood in a Mexican monastery, Ignacio (Jack Black) decides to remain there and work as a cook, mostly to be close to beautiful Sister Encarnación (Ana de la Reguera). So it's natural that when he learns the orphanage is in financial trouble, he pitches in to help -- by disguising himself and joining the professional wrestling circuit as a luchador named Nacho. But there will be hell to pay if the church elders find out! 2006

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE : This indie favorite follows Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder), a quirky, ninja-loving teenager growing up in the far reaches of Idaho. Napoleon's life gets complicated when his shady Uncle Rico (John Gries) shows up, a shy girl (Tina Majorino) starts showing him some attention and his best friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) decides to run for school president. Nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2004.

O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? : hree convicts (George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson) break out of jail during the 1920s with an eye toward retrieving a cache of hidden money. Along the way, they fast-talk their way out of jams, sidestep alluring riverside sirens and record a hit country song. O Brother is a rollicking romp in the tradition of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby's "road" pictures. 2000

OFFICE SPACE : In a film that takes plenty of jabs at the nihilism of corporate life, Ron Livingston plays office drone Peter Gibbons, who conspires with his cubicle cohorts to embezzle money from their soulless employers. With help and hindrance from those around him -- including the eminently quotable workplace nerd Milton Waddams (Stephen Root) -- and the affection of waitress Joanna (Jennifer Aniston), Gibbons may just find his sanity … and his revenge. 1999

OLD SCHOOL : Three guys in their early thirties -- Mitch (Luke Wilson), Frank (Will Ferrell) and Beanie (Vince Vaughn) -- try to relive their old college glory days by moving into a large house near their old campus. There, they form an "unofficial fraternity" where current students can party hardy -- without the responsibility that comes with having to abide by the university's fraternity rules! 2003

PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE : In this quirky romantic comedy, Adam Sandler is Barry Egan, a melancholy loner who's spent life being dominated by his abusive sisters. But Barry's life takes an interesting turn when one of his sisters tries to set him up on a blind date with a sweet Englishwoman (Emily Watson), who ends up pursuing Barry relentlessly … and on top of that, Barry soon finds himself being chased by three thugs because he's not paying his phone-sex bills!ggest heist of their careers. 2002

RAISING HELEN : Young modeling-agency assistant Helen (Kate Hudson) has a powerful boss (Helen Mirren) and a career that's right on track. But just as she's about to be promoted, her sister (Felicity Huffman) and brother-in-law are killed in a car accident. As the new sole guardian to her sister's three kids, she tries to keep it together while managing her new duties. Upon moving to Queens, she finds a friend in a local pastor named Dan (John Corbett). 2004

RUSHMORE : Wunderkind Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman), a sophomore at upscale Rushmore Academy and the president of myriad school clubs, sees his world turn topsy-turvy when he's smitten with widowed first-grade teacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams). To win the fair maiden, Max enlists the aid of self-made steel magnate and school benefactor Herman J. Blume (Bill Murray), only to end up vying for her affections with the millionaire industrialist. 1998

RUSH HOUR 3 : Martial arts superstar Jackie Chan and comedian Chris Tucker reprise their roles as bickering cops in this second sequel to the hit action comedy. After the Triads attempt to assassinate a Chinese ambassador, Hong Kong Police Chief Inspector Lee (Chan) and LAPD Detective James Carter (Tucker) wind up in Paris -- where they're both out of their element -- tasked with taking down the organized crime family. 2007

SHAUN OF THE DEAD : Thirty-something slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) has no clue what to do with his life or with his relationship with girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield). But when the unthinkable happens and zombies begin to roam the streets of London terrorizing residents, including his beloved and his mother, Shaun realizes he must act quickly to save Liz from danger and keep their relationship from spiraling out of his hands forever. But is it too late for heroics? 2004

SIDEWAYS : Two men go on an excursion and end up inducing midlife crises in this comedy-drama that won six Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature and Best Director. Pinot Noir lover Miles (Paul Giamatti) convinces friend Jack (Thomas Haden Church) to enjoy his last days of bachelorhood with a wine country road trip. The pair get involved with two women (Sandra Oh and Virginia Madsen) and inevitably come face to face with their past and present. 2004

SLC PUNK : Recent college grads Stevo (Matthew Lillard) and Heroin Bob (Michael Goorjian) sport blue Mohawks, listen to hard-core punk and live according to their own rules. Not a problem in many places, but in Salt Lake City they're total outcasts. Add to the mix Stevo's father (Christopher McDonald), who wants his son to study law at Harvard (just as he did). Stevo must decide whether to stay true to his own ideals or start planning for his future. 1999

SPINAL TAP : This satire about a fictional heavy metal group named Spinal Tap spoofs nearly every facet of rock 'n' roll -- from vacuous modern songwriting to half-baked album promos to pyrotechnic concerts. Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer portray the washed-up, aging British rockers whose tresses and egos outstrip their talent. Chronicling the band's evolution and its calamitous comeback tour is filmmaker Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner). 1984

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS : Burt Reynolds plays Ed Earl Dodd, a sheriff who's more interested in keeping open his town's most popular business -- the "Chicken Ranch," a notorious Texas whorehouse -- than in carrying out the letter of the law. Dolly Parton is Mona Stangely, the whorehouse madam who also happens to hold the sheriff's interest. Together, they battle publicity-seeking politicians and the Moral Majority to save the whorehouse in this rollicking musical comedy. 1982

THE BUCKET LIST : 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 this comic caper. 2007

THE HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY : In this adventure based on the best-selling novel of the same name, Arthur Dent's house is about to be demolished when he discovers that his best friend is an alien and that the entire planet Earth is about to be destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass! Seems Arthur's only chance for survival is to hitch a ride on a passing spacecraft. Stars Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Nighy and Sam Rockwell. Garth Jennings directs. 2005

THE ICE HARVEST : At the top of Santa's "naughty" list, unethical dim-bulb attorney Charlie Arglist (John Cusack) and his shifty associate (Billy Bob Thornton) embezzle $2 million from a local mobster. Not content with the cash, the sleazy lawyer dreams of skipping the icebound town with club owner Renata (Connie Nielsen), but the cops and townsfolk grow increasingly suspicious. Randy Quaid and Oliver Platt co-star in Harold Ramis's outlandish holiday thriller.

THE LADY KILLERS : Professor Marcus (Alec Guinness) is the leader of a crime ring planning a heist. His confederates, blowhard Major Courtney (Cecil Parker), suave Louis (Herbert Lom), chubby Harry (Peter Sellers) and muscleman One-Round (Danny Green), dodge their landlady's constant interruptions. The hoods hit upon the idea to use her in the daring daylight robbery, but she discovers the truth … it may be the end of her! 1955

THE LIFE AQUATIC : Eccentric oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew find themselves in troubled waters when they attempt to track down the mysterious "jaguar shark" that ate Zissou's partner while they were filming a documentary of their latest adventure. Zissou also contends with a beautiful, inquiring journalist (Cate Blanchett) and a new member of the team who could be his own long-lost son (Owen Wilson). Anjelica Huston and Willem Dafoe co-star. 2004

THE LONGEST YARD : It's the inmates vs. the guards in this remake of the hit 1974 comedy. While doing time in the Big House, pro quarterback Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) persuades fellow convict and former gridiron coach Nate Scarborough (Burt Reynolds) to prepare a group of jailbirds for a match against the screws. But Paul, Nate and the rest of the team are in for a little surprise when game time rolls around. Chris Rock, James Cromwell and Michael Irvin costar. 2005

THE MEXICAN : Bumbling career thief Jerry Welbach (Brad Pitt) travels to Mexico to retrieve a priceless pistol for his mob boss. Trouble is, his harridan girlfriend, Samantha (Julia Roberts), wants him to quit "the life" and turn over a new leaf. Can Jerry get the revolver (which carries a curse) back to his boss and salvage his relationship before the guacamole hits the fan? 2001

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS : Wes Anderson's New York fairy tale about a dysfunctional family features martini-dry comedy and a superb ensemble cast. The early promise of Tenenbaum child prodigies Chas (Ben Stiller), Margo (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Richie (Luke Wilson) was short-circuited by the flaws of patriarch Royal (Gene Hackman). Despite Etheline's (Anjelica Huston) maternal influence, the Tenenbaums -- now grown -- display mere vestiges of their former potential. 2001

THE WATERBOY : Adam Sandler is Bobby Boucher, a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach (Henry Winkler) discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs. With a hilarious turn by Kathy Bates as Bobby's Cajun momma and Sandler at his oddball best, The Waterboy scores big laughs. 1998

TRAPPED IN PARADISE : Crooked brothers David (Jon Lovitz) and Alvin (Dana Carvey) are sprung from jail and hook up with their third partner in crime, brother Bill (Nicolas Cage). Three-time losers, the larcenous siblings know that crime doesn't pay, but that doesn't stop them from knocking over a bank in the small burg of Paradise. What they didn't reckon was that fleeing Paradise would be much harder than stealing the loot! 1994

WAKING NED DEVINE : How can dead Irishman Ned Devine collect his lottery winnings? Well, longtime cronies Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannen) and Michael O'Sullivan (David Kelly) have the answer. After discovering that Ned croaked from the shock of hitting the jackpot, Jackie and Michael mastermind a scheme to impersonate the lucky stiff and collect his prize money. Now all they need to do is persuade the rest of Tulaigh Mohr's denizens to go along… 1998

WEDDING CRASHERS : In this raucous romantic comedy, John (Owen Wilson) and his partner in crime, Jeremy (Vince Vaughn), are emotional criminals; they know just how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi is to crash weddings so they can meet guests who want to hook up with someone else on such a romantic day. But when John meets Claire (Rachel McAdams), he discovers what true love -- and heartache -- feels like. 2005

WITHOUT A PADDLE : Three friends (Seth Green, Matthew Lillard and Dax Shepard) leave their home in Philadelphia for a camping trip after their friend Billy's death. Their destination has special meaning, as Billy was fixated on going there to search for a lost treasure. Hoping to find some of the $194,200 of famed airline hijacker D.B. Cooper's money -- rumored to be located somewhere in the wilderness -- the men embark on the adventure of their lives. 2004

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AMERICA BEYOND THE COLOR LINE : Author Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the status of black America at the start of the 21st century in this documentary. Gates travels to the East Coast, the Deep South, inner-city Chicago and Hollywood for a close look at the current issues facing today's black communities. He also interviews everyday African Americans as well as influential leaders and celebrities including Colin Powell, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson and Morgan Freeman. 2004

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH : Director-producer Davis Guggenheim (HBO's "Deadwood") captures former Vice President Al Gore in the midst of waging a passionate campaign -- not for the White House, but for the environment. Laying out the facts of global warming without getting political, Gore makes a sobering impression in this Oscar-nominated doc on the audiences who hear his message, urging them to act "boldly, quickly and wisely" ... before it's too late to act at all. 2006

CONFESSIONS OF A BURNING MAN : This documentary follows four people on their first visit to the Burning Man Festival, a gathering of over 25,000 people in the desert of Black Rock, Nev., where they erect a makeshift city that becomes an open forum to express art, culture and creativity. Directors Paul Barnett and Unsu Lee capture the spirit and scope of Burning Man in a way that transports viewers to the event to experience it for themselves. 2003

CRAZY LOVE : This documentary from director Dan Klores chronicles the disturbing true story of an obsessive relationship gone awry in 1950s New York between Burt Pugach, a married lawyer, and his twentysomething mistress, Linda Riss. In a shocking reversal of the traditional "woman scorned" formula, it was Pugach who came unglued when Riss broke up with him -- and the subsequent fallout made headlines across the country. 2007

DINOSAUR PLANET : Explore the past and relive the sights, sounds and sensations of the dinosaurs' world, as cutting-edge filming techniques and hard science combine to create four unique narratives that illustrate the struggle to survive in the violent Cretaceous period -- all from the dinosaur's point of view. The dinosaurs learn to hunt, dodge natural disasters and simply live to see another day amid predators. Actor Christian Slater narrates each adventure. 2003

FAHRENHEIT 9/11 : Michael Moore's hard-hitting documentary addresses the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, outlining the reasons the U.S. has become a target for hatred and terrorism. Criticizing President George W. Bush's response to the attacks and reinforcing his theory that the Bush Administration used the tragic event to push its agenda, Moore also traces alleged dealings that connect two generations of the Bush family with Osama bin Laden's clan. 2004

FASTEREwan McGregor narrates this in-depth look at the MotoGP world championship, an event watched by more than 350 million people worldwide and considered the pinnacle of motorcycle sport. The film explores the risks and rewards of this dangerous sport and the fast-paced subculture surrounding it, and also profiles some of the event's most fascinating personalities (including two-time world champion Valentino Rossi and bitter rival Max Biaggi). 2003

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS : Award-winning photographer Luc Jacquet takes documentary film to new heights -- and depths -- with his first feature film, a stunning insider's look at the life of the emperor penguin. The product of more than a year of filming in the brutal Antarctic ice, this Oscar-winning Best Documentary presents never-before-captured footage of the penguins' underwater life and explores their steadfast quest for monogamous mates. 2004

THE LAST WALTZ : On Thanksgiving Day 1976, more than 5,000 cheering fans gathered for the historic farewell concert of The Band, a Canadian country-soul-R&B group formed in 1960. Director Martin Scorsese was present at the big event and later edited the concert footage to create this documentary, interspersing band interviews with performances by legends such as Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris. 1978

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS : Using cutting-edge computer-generated imagery to recreate prehistoric times, this Emmy-winning miniseries was originally shown on the BBC. Combining science, art and a goodly amount of imagination, the series, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, brings to life the Cretaceous, Triassic and Jurassic periods, showing the world through the eyes of the dinosaurs that roamed the earth. Each episode focuses on an individual dinosaur or family of dinosaurs. 1999

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187 : Dedicated teacher Trevor Garfield (Samuel L. Jackson) fights for his life after one of his high school students attacks him. Tired of the gang warfare in the New York City school system, Garfield moves to California to teach there, thinking it must be a less hostile environment. But not only is the school violence worse, the administrators do nothing to protect staff members and students … until Garfield takes matters into his own hands. 1997

A MIGHTY HEART : While in Pakistan researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid in 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman) is suddenly kidnapped. His pregnant wife, Mariane (Angelina Jolie), displays great courage as she desperately tries to find her husband and rise above the bitterness and hatred that surrounds her. Versatile director Michael Winterbottom directs this poignant adaptation of Mariane Pearl's real-life memoir. 2007

AMERICAN BEAUTY : Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is struggling to endure marriage to uber-realtor Carolyn (Annette Bening), an unfulfilling career and a sullen teenage daughter (Thora Birch). Deep into a midlife crisis, Lester becomes infatuated with a friend (Mena Suvari) of his daughter. Soon, he's quit his job and is working at a fast-food joint in this dazzling blend of social satire and domestic tragedy from director Sam Mendes that scooped up five Oscars. 1999

ALPHA DOG : Nick Cassavetes helmed this gritty, character-driven drama based on the true story of Jesse James Hollywood -- one of the youngest men ever to appear on the FBI's Most Wanted list. Planning to follow in his criminal father's footsteps, drug-peddling Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in dutch with the feds and facing a lifetime behind bars. The high-powered cast includes Justin Timberlake, Sharon Stone and Bruce Willis. 2006

A TIME TO KILL : After the brutal rape of a black girl by two white men in a small Mississippi town, the child's vengeful father (Samuel L. Jackson) takes the law into his own hands. But as his trial date approaches, all hell breaks loose. Aided by lawyer Matthew McConaughey and spunky legal assistant Sandra Bullock, the father fights to stay out of prison and salve his daughter's terrible memories. 1996

BABEL : 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 of strangers in strange lands in this Oscar nominee for Best Picture and Golden Globe winner for Best Drama. 2006

BIG FISH : William Bloom (Billy Crudup) tries to learn more about his dying father, Edward (Albert Finney), by piecing together the facts out of the various fantastic tales and legends of epic proportions he's been told over the years. Edward was a traveling salesman, and his journeys throughout the South are the seed of the tales. Directed by Tim Burton, the movie co-stars Ewan McGregor (as the young Edward), Helena Bonham-Carter and Steve Buscemi. 2003

BLACK SNAKE MOAN : After finding sex-addicted 22-year-old Rae (Christina Ricci) beaten and near death, blues musician Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson) acts as a father figure to help redeem her in director Craig Brewer's Southern-fried drama. But before saving anyone else, Lazarus -- whose wife deserted him -- must face his own demons. The supporting cast includes pop star Justin Timberlake, John Cothran Jr. and S. Epatha Merkerson. 2007

BLOOD DIAMOND : Set during Sierra Leone's bloody civil war in 1999, this thriller stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Danny Archer, a smuggler who sells "blood" diamonds used to finance terrorists. When Archer meets a local fisherman (Djimon Hounsou) whose son has been forced into a child army, the two men's lives become intertwined, and they set off on an adventure that leads them through the world's major diamond centers. DiCaprio and Hounsou earned Oscar nods for their performances. 2006

BROTHERS : Susanne Bier directs this poignant drama, winner of the Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Dramatic Audience Prize. Michael (Ulrich Thomsen) has a successful military career, a beautiful wife (Connie Nielsen) and two daughters. His younger brother Jannik (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), in contrast, is a drifter, living on the edge of the law. When Michael is sent to Afghanistan on a UN mission, the balance between the two brothers changes forever. 2005 (subtitled)

CAPOTE : Flamboyant yet mysterious, writer Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who penned the elegant Breakfast at Tiffany's, was the toast of New York society. But he was also able to channel the grit and grime of what may be one of the most notorious murder cases in Kansas history with his novel In Cold Blood. In researching the crime, Capote found himself in a dance with the devil: the ringleader behind the killings (Clifton Collins Jr.). Special features include two commentary tracks, a documentary and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN : Frank W. Abagnale Jr. was a true Renaissance man -- working as a doctor, a lawyer and a pilot for a major American airline all before he turned 18. In Catch Me if You Can, Leonardo DiCaprio plays the cunning Abagnale, a con artist so skilled at forgery that he managed to steal millions of dollars. Tom Hanks is Carl Hanratty, an FBI agent hot on Abagnale's trail in this fact-based crime film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. 2002

CINDERELLA MAN : Russell Crowe stars as pugilist Jim Braddock in this riveting biopic created by the Academy Award-winning team of producer Brian Grazer, director Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman. Braddock, who garnered boxing glory when he defeated champion Max Baer in a winner-takes-all bout, arrived on the scene during the Great Depression (a time when Americans were woefully in need of a hero) and rose to the occasion with a vengeance. 2005

CITY OF GOD : Busca-Pe (Alexandre Rodrigues) lives in Cidade de Deus (City of God), a housing project reputed to be one of the most dangerous parts of otherwise magical Rio de Janeiro. He's frightened he'll end up like the countless others around him -- troubled, violent or dead. But his saving grace is his photographer's eye, through which the stories of several people who live in this forsaken "city" unfold. … 2002 subtitled

COACH CARTER : Samuel L. Jackson plays the titular, controversial coach, a hardliner who firmly believes that scholarship and a sense of ethics go hand in hand with excellence on the basketball court. A man of his convictions, Coach Carter benches his undefeated team of high schoolers when they turn in poor academic grades (much to the chagrin of the players' parents and many of his fellow teachers). Co-stars Ashanti. Thomas Carter directs. 2005

CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND : Chuck Barris (Sam Rockwell) has it all -- a hot TV hit, "The Gong Show," and the love of a good woman (Drew Barrymore). But he's got one big secret: He's a CIA assassin who kills while purportedly escorting his game show winners on their vacation prizes. George Clooney directs and co-stars with Julia Roberts in this film based on the book of the same name, authored by the real-life Barris. 2002

CRASH : A 36-hour period in the diverse metropolis of post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles is the theme of this unflinching drama that challenges audiences to confront their prejudices. Lives combust when a Brentwood housewife and her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple all converge. Director Paul Haggis's gritty film stars Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon and Jennifer Esposito. 2005

3 - THE DALE EARNHARDT STORY :  The tragic and untimely 2001 death of NASCAR history's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt, set off shockwaves throughout the racing community. Barry Pepper portrays the driver of the No. 3 car in this biographical made-for-television film. From Earnhardt's meteoric rise to fame on the NASCAR circuit to his often tumultuous personal life, you won't want to miss a second of The Intimidator's engaging life story. 2004

EASY RIDER : On the way to becoming the ultimate 1960s counterculture film, Dennis Hopper's antiestablishment road movie (his directorial debut) garnered widespread critical acclaim. Flush with cash from a cocaine sale and looking for the "real America," motorcycle mavericks Billy (Hopper) and Wyatt (Peter Fonda) are joined by boozy American Civil Liberties Union lawyer George Hanson (Jack Nicholson, in an Oscar-nominated performance) as they hit the road. 1969

EMPIRE OF THE SUN : Christian Bale (in a stunning feature-film debut) is Jim, a young British expatriate who's separated from his parents when the Japanese Army invades Shanghai at the outset of World War II. Eventually interned in a civilian prison camp, Jim hooks up with several American prisoners led by John Malkovich and becomes the camp mascot … as war tidings become ominous for the Japanese. Lushly directed by Steven Spielberg. 1987

EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED : A young American Jewish man begins an exhausting quest -- aided by a naïve Ukranian translator -- to find the righteous gentile woman who saved his grandfather when his small Ukranian village (along with most of the populace) was obliterated during the Nazi invasion of Russia in 1941. Stars Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz and Boris Leskin. Liev Schreiber directs. Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. 2005

FARGO : Frances McDormand earned an Oscar for her turn as pregnant Sheriff Marge Gunderson, who's sharper than her Northern Minnesota dialect suggests. The intrepid Gunderson bangs on doors and asks questions to unravel a kidnapping plot and the string of murders it provokes. McDormand receives grand support from William H. Macy as a car dealer who conspires with hotheaded kidnappers Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare. 1996

FINDING NEVERLAND : Peter Pan and the denizens of Neverland have captured the hearts and minds of J.M. Barrie's readers. But how did the imaginative author ever envision a world so wondrous yet perilous? Johnny Depp plays Barrie, a writer inspired by genius and dedicated to seeing his vision come to life onstage at the Duke of York's Theatre in 1904 London. Kate Winslet co-stars in this magical film that nabbed seven Oscar nominations and won Best Original Score. 2004

FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS : From director Clint Eastwood comes this riveting World War II drama that recounts the story of six soldiers instantly immortalized when they were photographed raising the American flag atop Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi. Based on the book of the same name, the film reconstructs the events that preceded and followed the snapshot that came to symbolize the U.S. troops' triumph and America's indestructible spirit. Ryan Phillippe and Barry Pepper star. 2006

FOUR BROTHERS : John Singleton directs Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Garrett Hedlund and André "3000" Benjamin as Bobby, Angel, Jack and Jeremiah Mercer, four tight-knit brothers who look nothing alike but who know the true meaning of family. Returning home for their adoptive mother's funeral, the grieving siblings learn she may actually have been murdered. Resolving revenge, they band together to make sure the killer pays. 2005

GREEN STREET HOLIGANS : Drawn into the center of a bogus drug scandal by his wealthy roommate, a high-achieving Harvard newspaper editor (Elijah Wood) is kicked out of school just a few months shy of getting his degree. With nowhere else to go, he flies to the United Kingdom to live with his sister (Claire Forlani) and her family. But his subsequent involvement with the local Green Street Elite -- a gang of violent soccer fans -- could change his life forever. 2005

HEAVEN : Philippa Paccard (Cate Blanchett), deeply disappointed by the police's lax investigation following her husband's drug death, takes the law into her own hands and ends up imprisoned. Filippo (Giovanni Ribisi), a young police officer involved with Philippa's questioning, begins to fall in love with her and decides to help her escape. The unequal lovers end up as fugitives from justice -- but how long can they keep hiding? 2002

HOTEL RWANDA : 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 man (Oscar nominee Don Cheadle) musters the courage to save more than 1,000 helpless refugees by sheltering them in the hotel he manages. Sophie Okonedo, Nick Nolte and Joaquin Phoenix co-star in this powerful film (sort of an African version of Schindler's List) directed by Terry George. 2005

HOUSE OF D : Set in New York, House of D is the multilayered story of a man (David Duchovny) coming to terms with his past and present and resolving his relationships with the people who helped make him the man he's become. Along the way, he recalls the special bond he shared with a retarded janitor (Robin Williams) who worked at the elementary school he attended. Co-stars Tea Leoni and Anton Yelchin. Duchovny also directed and wrote the screenplay. 2004

IN THE BEDROOM : Set in a tranquil town on the Maine coast, In the Bedroom tells the story of a couple (Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson) whose teenage son (Nick Stahl) is involved in a love affair with a single mother (Marisa Tomei). When the relationship comes to a sudden and tragic end, the boy's parents must face their worst nightmare and embark on a dark, dangerous psychological journey. Spacek and Wilkinson turn in stunning performances. 2001

INFAMOUS : Director Douglas McGrath's biographical drama stars Toby Jones as iconoclastic writer Truman Capote, whose investigation into the grisly murders of a rural Kansas family has unintended consequences. While probing the psyches of the killers (played by Daniel Craig and Lee Pace) as research for his soon-to-be best seller In Cold Blood, Capote forms an attachment to one of the convicted men. Sandra Bullock and Jeff Daniels also star. 2006

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA : As tens of thousands of Allied troops push further inland, the Japanese troops defending Iwo Jima during World War II prepare to meet their fate in this Clint Eastwood-directed Oscar nominee for Best Picture, a companion piece to his hit film Flags of Our Fathers. Japanese Gen. Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) knows his men are outnumbered and, with no hope of rescue, that most will eventually die in battle -- or end up killing themselves. 2007

LONE STAR : When two men discover a human skull and an encrusted badge buried near a small Texas border town, the investigation of lawman Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper) reveals a 40-year-old murder in director John Sayles' acclaimed drama. Sam's late father, the former sheriff (Matthew McConaughey, in flashbacks), is a town legend, and Sam's discoveries threaten to tarnish his dad's reputation and touch the lives of nearly everyone in the community. 1996

MEET JOE BLACK : In this romantic fantasy, Death takes a holiday (in Brad Pitt's body) so he can learn about life from megamogul Anthony Hopkins and his lovely daughter, Claire Forlani. Of course, when the grim reaper's vacation is over, so is Hopkins' life. As for Pitt's romance with Forlani, we won't spoil it for you. Suffice to say it's far from deadly! 1998

MIDNIGHT COWBOY : Hayseed hustler Jon Voight comes to Manhattan to earn cash as a freelance sex stud. There, he meets seedy gimp Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), and an improbable friendship blossoms. Rated X in 1969, the movie won Oscars for Best Picture, Director (John Schlesinger) and Screenplay. Although Hoffman didn't win a Best Actor Oscar, his Ratso characterization - the vilified butt of everyone's jokes - is absolutely heartbreaking. 1969

MILLER'S CROSSING : Gabriel Byrne stars as Tom Reagan in Joel and Ethan Coen's take on the '30s gangster film. Adviser to a Prohibition-era crime boss (Albert Finney), Tom gets caught in the literal and figurative crossfire when his loyalties are divided between warring mobs. Mix in an affair with the boss's dame (Marcia Gay Harden), several double-crosses and backstabs and the Coens' typical blackly funny dialogue, and you've got a bang-up (literally) movie. 1990

MILLION DOLLAR BABY : This multiple Oscar winner follows a determined young athlete who, through her sheer determination, awakens a long-lost fire within two aging boxers. Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) to enter his life. Maggie's determined to go pro, and she eventually convinces Dunn and his cohort (Morgan Freeman) to help her get to the top. 2004

MYSTIC RIVER : Three childhood friends, Sean (Kevin Bacon), Dave (Tim Robbins) and Jimmy (Sean Penn) are reunited in Boston 25 years later when they are linked together in the murder investigation of Jimmy's daughter. This taut thriller from director Clint Eastwood won two Oscars (Robbins and Penn) and was nominated for several more in its exploration of human behavior when faced with pain just beneath the surface, justified rage, and scars that never heal. 2003

MUNICH : In this thriller based on actual events, Palestinian terrorists hold hostage and ultimately kill a group of Israeli athletes during the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics. In the tragic aftermath of the infamous murders, a Mossad agent (Eric Bana) tracks down the assassins. Ciaran Hinds and Geoffrey Rush co-star in this film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner (award-winning playwright of "Angels in America"). 2005

OUT OF SITE : Florida bank robber Jack Foley (George Clooney) plays a genteel game of cat-and-mouse with Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez), the stunning federal marshal he meets in the trunk of a getaway car. Director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) displays his trademark nonlinear storytelling in a film that received Oscar nominations for both its crack editing (Anne V. Coates) and its brilliant adaptation (Scott Frank) of Elmore Leonard's novel. 1998

PAN'S LABYRINTH : In this fairy tale for adults, 10-year-old Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) stumbles on a decaying labyrinth guarded by Pan (Doug Jones), an ancient satyr who claims to know her destiny. With a new home, a new stepfather (Sergi Lopez) -- a Fascist officer in the pro-Franco army -- and a new sibling on the way, nothing is familiar to Ofelia in this multiple Oscar-winning tale set in 1944 Spain from director Guillermo del Toro. 2006

PERFUME: The Story of a Murderer : Born with an acute sense of smell, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) resorts to dark deeds in creating a perfume that captures the essence of a woman in this 18th-century thriller based on Patrick Süskind's best-selling novel. The disturbing intensity mounts as Baroque-born Grenouille's obsession to create the ultimate scent moves from innovation to murderous aberration. Alan Rickman co-stars along with Dustin Hoffman as a master perfumer. 2006

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE : In this retelling of Jane Austen's novel set in 19th-century England, Mrs. Bennet (Brenda Blethyn) is all atwitter in hopes of marrying her daughters to prosperous gentlemen callers, especially when a wealthy bachelor moves nearby. Headstrong daughter Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) meets her match in Mr. Darcy, but misinterprets Darcy's honorable intentions and jeopardizes her chance at love. Donald Sutherland, Judi Dench and Jena Malone co-star. 2005

PUSHING TIN : Welcome to the fast-paced, superhyped world of air traffic control! John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton are thrill-seeking adrenaline cases who live to compete against each other -- in the control booth and the bedroom. But when Thornton flies the coop, Cusack is left without the partner who's become his tether. Angelina Jolie plays Thornton's kinky wife (they fell in love while making this movie). 1999

RADIO : A small-town high school football coach (Ed Harris) befriends an illiterate, developmentally disabled man (Cuba Gooding Jr.) nicknamed "Radio," who has always been the target of jokes and teasing. Although their friendship raises eyebrows at first, Radio's growth under the coach's guidance ultimately inspires the local townsfolk. Based on the true story of the life of James Robert Kennedy. 2003

RAGING BULL : Robert De Niro won the Oscar for his portrayal of self-destructive boxer Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese's widely acclaimed biopic. De Niro's powerful performance, combined with Scorsese's black-and-white realism, paints a raw portrait of a tormented soul unable to control his violent outbursts. Cathy Moriarty and Joe Pesci also star. This edition includes commentary from Scorsese, producer Irwin Winkler and LaMotta himself, among others. 1980

SECONDHAND LIONS : In 1960s Texas, timid teenager Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is forced to spend the summer with his rich and eccentric great-uncles (Michael Caine and Robert Duvall) on their farm. Over time, he learns about their mysterious and dangerous pasts. Emmanuelle Vaugier plays an Arabian sultan's daughter with whom Duvall's character fell in love years ago. Kyra Sedgwick and Nicky Katt co-star. 2003

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN : As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain Tom Hanks and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home. Steven Spielberg and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski paint a harrowing picture of the price of war and heroism -- one that netted them Oscars for Best Director and Best Cinematography, respectively. 1998

SHORT CUTS : Robert Altman's mosaic masterpiece, based on Raymond Carver's short stories, presents several different characters -- including a baker, a chauffeur, a helicopter pilot, a phone-sex provider, a pool cleaner and a jazz singer -- whose stale lives intersect and are forever altered through simple twists of fate. This moving tale's all-star cast includes Tim Robbins, Madeleine Stowe, Bruce Davison, Andie MacDowell, Jack Lemmon and Anne Archer. 1993

SLEEPERS : In this drama based on characters in Lorenzo Carcaterra's controversial book, four boys from Hell's Kitchen enter a reformatory where a cruel guard (Kevin Bacon) abuses them. Years later, two of them avenge their tormenter and stand trial, defended by a druggie lawyer (Dustin Hoffman) and aided by their scheming cohort (Brad Pitt) and other friends from the 'hood (Robert DeNiro, Minnie Driver), who face the moral dilemma of justice vs. loyalty. 1996

THE BOXER : Danny Flynn (Daniel Day-Lewis), a promising Irish boxer who was imprisoned for 14 years at age 18 for associating with the IRA, returns to his Belfast neighborhood just as IRA leader Joe Hamill (Brian Cox) is trying to negotiate peace with the British. Despite wanting to return to boxing and stay out of trouble, Danny is drawn back into turmoil when he reunites with old girlfriend Maggie (Emily Watson), who's married to an imprisoned IRA man. 1997

THE BLACK DAHLIA : In this thriller based on James Ellroy's novel, Los Angeles cops Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) uncover corruption and conspiracy within the force while searching for the killer of Tinseltown hopeful Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner). The film follows Bleichert and Blanchard as they venture into Hollywood's darker side to piece together Short's secret life in an effort to crack the 1947 high-profile case. 2006

THE CAVEMAN'S VALENTINE: Wracked by delusions that death rays from the Chrysler Building are attacking him, former piano prodigy Romulus Ledbetter is reduced to living in a Central Park cave. But his paranoia may be justified when he finds the body of a homeless 20-year-old near his cave. Romulus suspects murder, but can he pull himself together long enough to catch the killer? 2001

THE DARJEELING LIMITED : Following the death of their father, three brothers (Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman) embark on a journey on the cross-India train the Darjeeling Limited and attempt to reconnect after years of physical and emotional distance. The trip also opens up some old wounds and proves that their sibling rivalry can never be completely erased. Natalie Portman and Anjelica Huston co-star in Wes Anderson's lyrical comic drama. 2007

THE DEER HUNTER : A group of working-class pals decide to enlist in the army during the Vietnam War and find it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. One of the survivors (Robert De Niro) must return to Saigon to save a shattered pal (Christopher Walken) from certain death in a Russian roulette club. An Oscar-winning epic, The Deer Hunter shows the heavy toll the conflict exacted on soldiers and civilians. 1978

THE GOOD SHEPHERDMatt Damon and Robert De Niro (who also directs) star in this partially fact-based drama that examines the early history of the CIA as seen through the eyes of a dedicated agent. An upstanding, sharp-minded Yale student, Edward Wilson (Damon) is recruited to work for the fledgling CIA during World War II. Though loyal to his country, Wilson begins to feel the job eroding his ideals, filling him with distrust and destroying his personal life. 2006

THE GREEN MILE : Director Frank Darabont's powerful adaptation of Stephen King's supernatural tale is set on death row in a Southern prison. The cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks), develops a poignant relationship with inmate John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a gentle giant who has the power to heal people's ailments. Edgecomb soon recognizes Coffey's gift and desperately tries to help the falsely convicted man stave off his execution. 1999

THE INSIDER : One man told the truth. Another reported the story. Both paid the price. The Insider -- a true tale about a Big Tobacco scientist (Russell Crowe) who exposed industry secrets, and the newsman (Al Pacino) who fought corporate forces that would have squelched the story -- offers a glimpse into power, media and money in America. A thought-provoking and thrilling film. 1999

THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE : Dr. David Gale (Kevin Spacey), a Texas professor and advocate for the elimination of the death penalty, is falsely accused and convicted of the rape and murder of another activist (Laura Linney) and ends up on the state's notorious death row himself. The movie unfolds in a series of flashbacks, as Gale tells his story to a reporter (Kate Winslet) visiting him on death row. 2003

THE MISSING : A father and daughter reunite for a battle even larger than the one they wage against each other in this suspenseful drama helmed by Oscar-winning director Ron Howard. When Maggie Gilkeson's (Cate Blanchett) oldest daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) is abducted by a murderous cult leader (Eric Scweig), Maggie enlists her estranged father's (Tommy Lee Jones) help to find her. They soon discover that other girls have gone missing, and time's running out. 2003

THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES : This film tells the incredible true story of a 23-year-old medical student from Argentina, Che Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal), who motorcycled across South America with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna) in 1951-52. The trek became a personal odyssey that ultimately crystallized the young man's budding revolutionary beliefs. Walter Salles's film is based on Che's own diaries of the trip. 2004

THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP: A timid young man can't control the fantastical plots and images of his dream world from intruding into his waking hours in Michel Gondry's science-fiction romance. After a promising new job sours, Stephane (Gael Garcia Bernal) finds new inspiration in his neighbor Stephanie (Charlotte Gainsbourg). To connect with her, shy Stephane releases the bolder personality of his dreams, but his waking insecurities threaten to destroy the relationship. 2005

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION : Upstanding banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is framed for a double murder in the 1940s and begins a life sentence at the Shawshank prison, where he's befriended by an older inmate named Red (Morgan Freeman). During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates for his upstanding moral code and unquenchable sense of hope. Co-stars Gil Bellows and Bob Gunton (who's memorable as the amoral prison warden). 1994

THE SQUID AND THE WHALEJeff Daniels makes for a haunting Brooklyn professor who's well past his prime, and Laura Linney is his writer wife on the brink of stardom in Noah Baumbach's honest look at the disintegration of a marriage. With their lives headed for distinctly opposite directions, the two can't help but be acrimonious about their impending separation. Unfortunately, their two children are stuck in the middle of the emotional warfare. 2005

THE TERMINAL : An engineer builds a machine (quite by accident) that can transport the user back in time. But his discovery comes with an ominous caveat, because at the heart of this puzzling device, nothing is as it seems on the surface. The narrative inventively blends a patchwork story line with overlapping streams of dialogue that help build tension and suspense in this Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner. David Sullivan and Shane Carruth star. 2004

THE LINE RED LINE : Director Terrence Malick's lyrical retelling of James Jones's novel about the bloody 1942 battle for Guadalcanal was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. With narration from Pvt. Witt (Sean Penn), fellow soldiers Capt. John Gaff (John Cusack), Sgt. Keck (Woody Harrelson) and the rest of the company become a tight-knit group as they face the horrors of war to hold onto a key-positioned airfield -- and their own sanity. 1998

THE WORLDS FASTEST INDIAN : In1967, New Zealander Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins) set records with his customized Indian Scout motorcycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. But perhaps more amazing than his jaw-dropping land speed of 183.586 mph was the fact that he was a 67-year-old grandfather. Based on a true story, this drama is the second pairing for Hopkins and writer-director Roger Donaldson (Cocktail, Thirteen Days), who also worked together on The Bounty (1984). 2005

WHALE RIDER : Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. A Maori tribe must contend with the distinctly non-traditional concept of having a female leader when young Pai's (Keisha Castle-Hughes) twin brother -- the intended heir to the throne -- dies during childbirth. Now, she must struggle to prove herself. Stars Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis and Grant Roa. Written and directed by Niki Caro. 2003

WALK THE LINE : Among the pantheon of great country singers, Johnny Cash (played here by Joaquin Phoenix) may just be the most enigmatic. James Mangold's film distills Cash's transformation from man to icon -- from his hardscrabble days on an Arkansas farm to Sun Records in Memphis, Tenn., where Cash finally found a way for his talent to come into its own. Reese Witherspoon plays his beloved June, alongside co-stars Robert Patrick and Shelby Lynne. 2005

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY : Lucky Charlie Bucket's one of five golden-ticket holders treated to a tour of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory in Tim Burton's reimagining. Along with the other four (rather naughty) contest winners, good-hearted Charlie (Freddie Highmore) visits the factory and encounters Oompa Loompas, eats wonderful candy creations and meets the fascinating Wonka (Johnny Depp) himself. From the time he enters the factory, Charlie's life changes forever. 2005

DINOSAUR : Want to see a tyrannosaurus wrecked? Look no further than this apocalyptic tale about a herd of dinosaurs (led by docile herbivore Aladar) that must flee its homeland when a meteor shower wreaks havoc. This Disney animated film -- with the usual "right will triumph" message -- includes voice work from D.B. Sweeney, Alfre Woodard, Ossie Davis and Julianna Margulies. 2000

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH : When young orphan James (voiced by Paul Terry) spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of the world's biggest peach. But that's not half as strange as what's inside the fruit: a huge talking centipede (Richard Dreyfuss), a ladybug (Jane Leeves), a spider (Susan Sarandon) and other insects who want to help James escape his wicked aunts and see the world in this Oscar-nominated fantasy from director Henry Selick. 1996

LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS : After their parents are tragically killed, three young orphans -- Violet (Emily Browning), Klaus (Liam Aiken) and Sunny -- are taken in by the cunning and dastardly Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), who hopes to snatch their inheritance from them. Based on the series of best-selling, darkly funny children's books, director Brad Silberling's film co-stars Meryl Streep, Billy Connolly and Timothy Spall. Jude Law narrates as Lemony Snicket. 2004

SKY HIGH : Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) -- the son of married superheroes known as the Commander (Kurt Russell) and Josie Jetstream (Kelly Preston) -- is faced with an intimidating family legacy. And the kids at the elite Sky High School don't make him feel any better about his lack of superpowers. Surrounded by classmates including a self-replicating cheerleader and a jock who can stretch himself silly, Will is beginning to look awfully normal. 2005

THE LION, THE WITCH, & THE WARDROBE : Based on C.S. Lewis's classic novel, this enchanting tale follows four London children who are sent away to a country home for safety during World War II. There, they discover a magical wardrobe that leads them to the mystical land of Narnia, ruled by an evil witch. The children join the lion Aslan to free Narnia from darkness. Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell, Rupert Everett and Jim Broadbent star. 2005

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AMERICAN PSYCHO : With a chiseled chin and an iron physique, Patrick Bateman's looks make him the ideal yuppie -- and the ideal serial killer. That's the joke behind American Psycho, which follows a killer at large during the 1980s junk-bond boom. Bateman (Christian Bale) takes pathological pride in everything from his business card to his Huey Lewis CD collection, all the while plotting his next victim's vivisection. 2000

BOOGEYMAN : Beware the Boogeyman, who isn't the product of a fertile childhood imagination after all. In darkened bedrooms in this small town, a specter awaits the arrival of night. As a young boy, Tim (Barry Watson) became haunted by images he thought were spun by his overactive mind. But when he returns to his hometown, he discovers that his dark and foreboding memories were all true, provoked by a menacing spirit that still exists today. 2005

CREEPSHOW 2 : Join our old friend, the rotting Creep, as he introduces this Stephen King anthology that looks at three gruesome tales of horror. They involve a hit-and-run driver in "The Hitchhiker," a wooden Indian in "Ol' Chief Wooden Head" and four friends whose vacation on a secluded lake turns into a nightmare in "The Raft." This deliciously wicked roller-coaster ride will plunge you into the heart of darkness and to the very brink of madness. 1987

CURSED : In Los Angeles, an estranged brother and sister (Christina Ricci and Kevin Foley) must deal with the recent loss of their parents. But heaping more misery into their lives is a life-altering attack, one dark night, by a vicious werewolf. Directors (and horror maestros) Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson incorporate their hip, edgy style and put their unique signature on this classic tale of lupines running amok. A real howl! 2004

HOSTEL : Seeking out the quintessential college experience by backpacking through Europe, two American students (Jay Hernandez and Derek Richardson) befriend an eccentric Icelander (Eythor Gudjonsson) and head to a hostel that's said to be brimming with women. But once they arrive, their desires are quelled by the discovery of unimaginable horrors. Quentin Tarantino presents this grisly tale based in part on actual events, directed by Eli Roth. 2006

HOUSE OF WAX : A group of friends on their way to a college football game fall prey to two murderous brothers in an abandoned small town. They discover that the brothers have expanded upon the area's main attraction -- the House of Wax -- and created an entire town filled with the wax-coated corpses of unlucky visitors. Now, the group must escape before they, too, become permanent exhibits. Stars Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray and, yes, Paris Hilton! 2005

SAW : Would you die to live? That's what two men, Adam (Leigh Whannell) and Gordon (Cary Elwes), have to ask themselves when they're paired up in a deadly situation. Abducted by a serial killer, they're both holed up in a prison constructed with such ingenuity that they may not be able to escape before their captor decides it's time to dismantle their bodies in his signature way. Attempting to break free may kill them too, but staying definitely will. 2004

SLEEPY HOLLOW : Washington Irving's timeless tale of murder and intrigue is told through the eyes of director Tim Burton in this 1999 screen adaptation. Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) is a New York detective sent to the town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths. With each of the victims found beheaded, the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman. Christina Ricci also stars. 1999

THE GRUDGE : Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as a woman who battles the forces of evil in this English-language version of a famous Japanese horror film, Ju-On, about a wretched curse that descends on a person about to die in a fit of rage. Once the curse hits and the victim dies, a more powerful curse is spawned, one much deadlier and more difficult to overcome. Directed by Takashi Shimizu, who also helmed the original. Co-stars Jason Behr and Clea Duvall. 2004

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JIMI HENDRIX : Featuring classic career performances, this documentary offers a complete biography of one of the greatest guitarists the world has ever known. Three years after his death, Jimi Hendrix's family, friends and fellow musicians -- including Pete Townsend, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and Lou Reed -- comment on the young rocker's life and revolutionary influence. Hendrix shines with hits such as "The Star-Spangled Banner," "Red House" and "Hey Joe."

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - LIVE AT SLANE CASTLE : Catch the Chili Peppers' legendary concert in Ireland's Slane Castle and see how the band kept 80,000 die-hard attendees on their feet dancing, slamming and singing to their explosive renditions of hits. Tracks include "Scar Tissue," "Throw Away Your Television," "Can't Stop," "Give It Away, "Californication," "Under the Bridge" and "Power of Equality." Also includes backstage projections and a screensaver. 2003

PINK FLOYD - THE WALL : Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and misguided mother love do a deadly number on Pink (Bob Geldof), a depressed rock star at the end of his rope. With the wall as a metaphor for isolation, Pink is lost in despair, feeling trapped. Inspired by the album of the same name, The Wall's stylized blend of drama, music and Gerald Scarfe's brilliant animation revolutionized the rock-opera genre and earned director Alan Parker's film instant cult status. 1982

PINK FLOYD - THE MAKING OF THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON : A must for any Pink Floyd buff, this disc chronicles the band's journey prior to the release of their classic album "The Dark Side of the Moon" in 1973. Discover how the band created the landmark recording and see interviews with band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright as they provide insight into the record-making process. Also includes single performances of certain tracks. 2003

PRIMUS - ANIMALS SHOULD NOT TRY TO ACT LIKE PEOPLE : Rock band Primus adds a DVD to their catalog with this 180-minute collection tailor-made for their most die-hard fans. Included are all 12 Primus music videos as well the stop-motion animation classic "Southbound Pachyderm," plus live performances spanning the band's history, backstage and never-before-seen footage, a photo gallery and much more! 2003

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GARDEN STATE : Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff, who also directed) returns to his hometown in New Jersey after a decade away to attend his mother's funeral. Having just weaned himself off antidepressants, the young man begins to see his life in a new light, which leads him to confront his psychologist father (Ian Holm) and forge a connection with a new friend (Natalie Portman). This whimsical comedy premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. 2004

LITTLE BLACK BOOK : Determined to learn the truth about her secretive boyfriend, Derek (Ron Livingston), Stacy (Brittany Murphy) becomes a bona fide snoop in this comedy. Associate producer of Kippie Kann's (Kathy Bates) popular talk show, Stacy's dying to find out about Derek's past relationships. Helped by Barb (Holly Hunter), she gets the names of his ex-lovers and interviews them, supposedly for an upcoming show. But what she learns only adds to her confusion. 2004

MOONSTRUCK : Cher, Olympia Dukakis and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley each won Oscars for their wonderful work in this slice-of-life comedy about the Italian-American denizens of a Brooklyn neighborhood. Cher's an independent-minded widow who falls in love with a one-handed, misfit baker (Nicolas Cage), much to the chagrin of her betrothed (Danny Aiello). With great performances all around, Moonstruck is bellisima! 1987

MUST LOVE DOGS : Divorcée Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane) isn't ready for romance. But when her sister (Elizabeth Perkins) signs her up for an online dating service, love-seeking mates come calling. While one Mr. Maybe (Dermot Mulroney) is rife with possibilities, another (John Cusack) is even more intriguing. Still, there's just one problem: While this second eligible bachelor's ad states that his dream woman "Must Love Dogs," neither he nor Sarah actually owns one.

THE NOTEBOOK : Based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, this drama chronicles an enduring love that withstands both war and disease. It begins in a nursing home, where a man (James Garner) arrives every day armed with a notebook from which he reads stories about a couple, Noah and Allie (played by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams), to an unresponsive woman (Gena Rowlands). Who are the characters in the book, and why does the stranger insist on reading about them aloud? 2004

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AEON FLUX : In the 25th century, a rampaging virus has forced the remnants of humanity into the seclusion of a last redoubt. But political conflict swirls within, and the climate is ripe for revolution. Aiming to hasten an uprising, the leader of the underground rebellion (Frances McDormand) dispatches acrobatic assassin Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron) to eliminate the government's top leader in this futuristic thriller based on the popular animated MTV show. 2005

CLASH OF THE TITANS : Lawrence Olivier, Burgess Meredith, Harry Hamlin and Judi Bowker star in this classic Greek myth about Perseus and Andromeda. To win the right to marry his love (Andromeda) and fufill his destiny, Perseus must complete a number of tasks -- including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa and answering riddles. The result is a timeless adventure and a treat for both kids and adults. 1981

DARK CITY : John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens in a hotel room to find he's wanted for a series of murders he doesn't remember committing. Murdoch encounters the Strangers, a group of ominous beings with a collective memory who can stop time and alter physical reality. He begins to piece together his memories -- childhood, love for his wife (Jennifer Connelly) and the key to the murders -- all the while trying to avoid the underworld of the Strangers. 1998

EQUILIBRIUM : n a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: Books, art and music are strictly forbidden, and feeling is a crime punishable by death -- a rule that's enforced by feeding the denizens a mood-limiting drug. John Preston (Christian Bale) is a top government official responsible for destroying those who resist the rules. But when he misses a dose of his own medication, he experiences a pang of conscience. … 2002

FANTASTIC FOUR : During a space voyage, four scientists are altered by cosmic rays: Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd) gains the ability to stretch his body; Sue Storm (Jessica Alba) can become invisible and create force fields; Johnny Storm (Chris Evans) controls fire; and Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis) is turned into a super-strong … thing! Together, these "Fantastic Four" must thwart the evil plans of Dr. Doom (Julian MacMahon). Tim Story directs. 2005

GATTACA : A young man, born in the 90s, is vulnerable to emotions he's not supposed to feel in the 21st Century where perfection is made possible by genetic science. Sci-fi thriller about an all-too-human man who dares to defy the system. 1997

I, ROBOT : Inspired by Isaac Asimov's work, this techno-thriller stars Will Smith as Del Spooner, a mid-21st century Chicago cop investigating the murder of a scientist. Wary of technology, Spooner's not the perfect man for the job, but he takes it on anyway, aided by expert Dr. Susan Calvin (Bridget Moynahan). When Spooner discovers that an android (Alan Tudyk) may be the culprit, he realizes the entire human race could be at the mercy of machines. 2004

LOGAN'S RUN : Life in the year 2274 is a carnival of pleasures -- until you hit age 30. An all-powerful state kills those who reach their third decade, and cop Logan 5 (Michael York) is in charge of capturing "runners" who try to escape their fate. It's a nice gig until he reaches the "golden age." Logan's Run offers an inventive vision of a dark paradise. 1976

SERENITY : Picking up where his cult show "Firefly" left off, writer-director Joss Whedon's tale of galactic unrest follows Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), captain of the transport ship Serenity, and his scrappy but loyal crew. When the ship picks up two new passengers -- fugitives from the powerful coalition ruling the universe -- "Mal" and his mates find themselves at the center of a cosmic conflict, pursued by military forces and space-roaming savages. 2005

PAYCHECK : Michael Jennings (Ben Affleck) is a genius who's hired -- and paid handsomely -- by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he can't breach security. But at the end of a 3-year job, he's told he isn't getting a paycheck and instead receives a mysterious envelope. In it are clues he must piece together to find out why he wasn't paid and how he's gotten in hot water. Co-stars Uma Thurman. 2003

PRIMER : An engineer builds a machine (quite by accident) that can transport the user back in time. But his discovery comes with an ominous caveat, because at the heart of this puzzling device, nothing is as it seems on the surface. The narrative inventively blends a patchwork story line with overlapping streams of dialogue that help build tension and suspense in this Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner. David Sullivan and Shane Carruth star. 2004

SIGNS : Everything farmer and pastor Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) believed about the world changes when he discovers an intricate pattern of 500-ft. circles carved into his fields. The mysterious markings cause a media frenzy and test Hess's faith as he journeys to discover their origin. What he finds will forever alter his and his family's lives. M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable) wrote and directed this sci-fi thriller. 2002

THE BROTHERS GRIMM : Terry Gilliam's adventure tale centers on brothers Jake (Heath Ledger) and Will Grimm (Matt Damon), who travel from village to village posing as exterminators of mystical, magical and enchanted creatures. But their reputations are on the line when French ruler Napoleon orders the brothers to investigate the mysterious disappearances of young girls. The brothers head into a haunted forest where true evil awaits. … Jonathan Pryce co-stars. 2005

THE FINAL CUT : In this futuristic tale, chips inserted into the brain at birth record a person's entire life; when the person dies, the video is edited and shown at the funeral. Video editor Alan Hackman (Robin Williams) hacks out the worst of a person's life, depicting sinners as martyrs. Alan's turned into a cold megalomaniac, but things change when he finds his own scary childhood memory in the databank of a client. Mira Sorvino and Jim Caviezel also star. 2004

THE MATRIX 1 : In this complex story that aspires to mythology, a computer hacker (Keanu Reeves) searches for the truth behind the mysterious force known as the Matrix. He finds his answer with a group of strangers led by the charismatic Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). What they encounter in confronting that truth makes for a lightning-paced, eye-popping thrill ride of a movie that cleverly combines sociopolitical commentary with cutting-edge special effects. 1999

THE MATRIX 2 - RELOADED : Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss are back in the roles they made famous in the original, special-effects-studded, sci-fi crowd-pleaser The Matrix. After Zion, the last outpost still under human control, is discovered, the battle against the machines that have enslaved people in the Matrix reaches peak intensity -- and Neo (Reeves), Morpheus (Fishburne), Trinity (Moss) and the rest of the gang must soldier on. 2003

THE MATRIX 3 - REVOLUTIONS : The third in a trilogy that started with The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded, directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski. Superhuman Neo (Keanu Reeves) returns with compatriot and lover Trinity (Carrie-Ann Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) in a plot where most of the action takes place on a "scorched Earth" as the machines invade Zion. Monica Bellucci and Jada Pinkett-Smith co-star. 2003

TIMELINE : In the near future, a technology corporation has created a method of traveling into the past. When a history professor (Billy Connolly) is trapped in 1357 France, his students and son (Paul Walker, Frances O'Connor and Gerard Butler) travel back to rescue him. Once there, they have to deal with untold perils before they can complete their mission. Based on the titular novel by best-selling author Michael Crichton. 2003

TRANSFORMERS : Based on the popular toys that transform from machines into giant robots, this live-action movie from Pearl Harbor director Michael Bay finds the planet Cybertron inhabitants engaging in a secret war for control of Earth's natural resources, which they desperately need for fuel. Able to disguise themselves as cars, airplanes, boats and more, the transformers prove a tough enemy in this film starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel and Jon Voight. 2007

V FOR VENDETTA : From the pages of David Lloyd and Alan Moore's groundbreaking graphic novel springs the enigmatic "V" (Hugo Weaving of The Matrix), a masked freedom fighter who's taken up arms against the totalitarian government in a futuristic Britain. Finding an unlikely ally in a young woman named Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman), V urges the citizenry to fight the oppression of the state. John Hurt and Stephen Rea also co-star. 2006

X-MEN 2 - UNITED : In X2, the sequel to the Marvel Comics-based hit X-Men, the group of humans who have mutated into superheroes band together to find out who's behind the rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment. Storm (Halle Berry), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Ian McKellen), Cyclops (James Marsden), Mystique (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) and Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) are back to battle the bad guys -- hopefully for the last time. 2003

X-MEN 3 - THE LAST STAND : When scientists develop a miracle drug to treat unwanted mutations, Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and his heroic band of X-Men must battle a group of mutants known as the Brotherhood, led by Xavier's former ally (Ian McKellen). Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn and James Marsden reprise their roles from the first two films, with the addition of new recruits Kelsey Grammer and Ben Foster. 2006

WAR IF THE WORLDS : You know the story: Invading Martians equipped with ships that shoot unstoppable disintegration rays attempt to overwhelm the Earth. Based on the novel by H.G. Wells (and adapted into a famous 1953 movie starring Gene Barry), this version stars Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning as a father and daughter trying to keep one step ahead of the destroying Martians while humanity tries to muster a defense … any defense! Steven Spielberg directs. 2005

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11:14 - Five seemingly random story lines intersect at precisely 11:14 p.m. in this innovative drama-thriller written and directed by newbie filmmaker Greg Marcks. Even though they're strangers, Buzzy (Academy Award winner Hilary Swank), Mark (Colin Hanks), Cheri (Rachel Leigh Cook), Jack (Henry Thomas) and Eddie (Ben Foster) will become a part of one another's lives -- even if it kills them. Patrick Swayze and Barbara Hershey co-star. 2005

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE : Operating a diner in a small-town community, Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife (Maria Bello) are the picture of normalcy. But when Tom prevents a robbery and enjoys hero status in the local media, he attracts the wrong kind of attention from mobsters (Ed Harris and William Hurt) who think he's someone else. David Cronenberg (The Fly) directs this taut suspense-thriller based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke. 2005

BASIC INSTINCT 2 : Sharon Stone reprises her star-making role as seductive novelist Catherine Tramell in a sequel that begins where the ice pick left off. Charged with the murder of her fiance, Catherine faces questioning from Scotland Yard-appointed psychiatrist Michael Glass (David Morrissey), who has the training to withstand her mind games, but may not possess the willpower. Charlotte Rampling and David Thewlis provide able support. 2006

CELLULAR : A young man named Ryan (Chris Evans) is driving in his car when his cell phone rings. On the other end of the line is a woman (Kim Basinger) desperate to get someone to help her, her husband and her son. Apparently, all three have been abducted by a madman (Jason Statham), and if Ryan doesn't help quickly, they'll all get killed. But Ryan's cell phone battery is low, and he doesn't know where the helpless family is. What's he supposed to do? 2004

COLD CREEK MANOR : Location, location, location. A loving couple (Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone), along with their son and daughter, relocate from the city to the country, where they put the down payment on their dream home -- a sprawling farmhouse. But home sweet home quickly becomes a nightmare when the house's previous owner (Stephen Dorff) returns from prison ... and wants his house back … badly. Directed by Mike Figgis. 2003

COLLATERAL : Max (Oscar nominee Jamie Foxx) takes a job as a taxi driver to make ends meet, hoping to one day run his own business. Twelve years later, he's still driving the same cab and is about to have his craziest day on the job yet when he discovers that Vincent (Tom Cruise), who's just paid Max a handsome sum to be driven around all night, is a hit man. Now, it's up to Max to save the life of Vincent's final hit … while keeping his own life intact. 2004

DERAILED : Charles (Clive Owen), a successful ad exec and devoted family man, meets a sexy woman (Jennifer Aniston) on his morning commute. Their flirtatious, casual affair turns serious (but not in the way either expected) when a criminal pulls them into a dangerous plot. Now, with their lives thrown off-kilter, Charles and his paramour must turn the tables on the bad guys to save their families. Mikael Hafstrom directs. 2005

FIFTEEN MINUTES : Everyone wants his or her 15 minutes of fame -- even criminals on a rampage. In this stinging indictment of the media age, Robert De Niro plays Eddie Fleming, a legendary Manhattan detective who teams with a naïve arson investigator (Edward Burns) to nab two Eastern European crooks. The wrinkle: The perps videotape their crime spree and offer the tapes to the highest bidder! 2001

FIGHT CLUB : When corporate drone Edward Norton can't sleep, his insomnia leads him to take desperate measures and introduces him to roguish rebel Brad Pitt. Together they stage impromptu (and brutal) parking lot boxing matches. But when other men join in the "fun," Pitt transforms the club from a group of men rebelling against conformity into a nihilistic cult of pranksters with greater malice in store. 1999

FLIGHT PLAN : A mother's sanity is called into question when her child disappears during a plane flight in this tense thriller. Still reeling from her husband's unexpected death, Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) is on a plane heading from Berlin to New York when her daughter vanishes. When the captain (Sean Bean) and the air marshal (Peter Sarsgaard) begin to doubt that the child was ever on board, Kyle realizes she must rely on herself to find her little girl. 2005

HIDE AND SEEK : In this psychological thriller, widowed father David Callaway (Robert De Niro) desperately tries to prevent his disturbed, 9-year old daughter (Dakota Fanning) from slipping into insanity. Concerned by her inability to cope with her mother's death, David discovers that his little girl is spending time with a creepy imaginary friend -- who has vengeance on his mind. Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Shue, Dylan Baker and Amy Irving costar. 2005

HOSTAGE : Former L.A. hostage negotiator Jeff Tally (Bruce Willis) thought he'd left the past behind when he quit his job after not only failing to persuade a suicidal maniac to reconsider his choices, but also losing an innocent child in the process. Now, his quiet existence as police chief of bucolic Bristo Camino is shattered when a family linked to the mob is taken hostage by wayward thieves, one of whom is a serial killer. Can Jeff pull this one off? 2005

INCOGNITO : Harry Donovan (Jason Patric) is an ace art forger who specializes in high-priced fake Rembrandts. Before he leaves the counterfeiting business to become a legitimate painter, Harry takes on one last job: creating a phony Rembrandt (designed to escape all detection) for a group of gun-toting art dealers. After being framed for murder, Harry is forced to go on the run across Europe with a French art expert (Irene Jacob). John Badham directs. 1997

L.A. CONFIDENTIAL : A must-see whodunit that's praised as one of the best films of the 1990s. In 1950s Los Angeles, three wildly different cops (Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe and Kevin Spacey) form an uneasy alliance to ferret out deep-seated police corruption. Brian Helgeland's script adaptation won an Oscar, as did Kim Basinger for her supporting role as a hooker who seduces haunted tough-guy Crowe. 1997

LA FEMME NIKITA : Internationally acclaimed director Luc Besson delivers the action-packed story of Nikita (Anne Parillaud), a ruthless street junkie whose killer instincts could make her the perfect weapon. Recruited against her will into a secret government organization, Nikita is broken and transformed into a sexy, sophisticated "lethal weapon." Later remade in the United States as Point of No Return, starring Bridget Fonda. 1990

LADY IN THE WATER : Helmed by Oscar-nominated director M. Night Shyamalan, this unconventional bedtime story was first conceived as a fable for his children. When apartment building manager Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti) discovers a water nymph (Bryce Dallas Howard) residing in the complex's swimming pool, he rearranges his life to help her return to her mythical home. But if he fails, it may mean the end for her world -- and for his. 2006

LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS : Eddie (Nick Moran) is usually slick with a deck of cards, but after losing at a fixed table for London high rollers, he's in massive debt to a local porn kingpin (P.H. Moriarty). Eddie's irate father (Sting) refuses to hand over his bar to save his son's fingers, leaving Eddie and his friends few options. To come out ahead, they craft a heist to steal the money from the criminals next door -- with overblown results. 1998

LORD OF WAR : Lately, Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) has had some misgivings about his day job. As the world's leading arms dealer, he's embraced the glamorous profession so soundly that it's hard to let it go. The thing is, if he wants to dodge the cunning Interpol agent (Ethan Hawke) on his trail, he'll have to let go. Writer-director Andrew Niccol helms this taut action-thriller co-starring Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan and Donald Sutherland. 2005

LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN : An identity mix-up places an innocent man in the middle of a mob war in this noir crime thriller. While checking out his missing friend Nick's apartment, Slevin (Josh Hartnett) is mistaken for Nick by thugs. Just how much trouble is Nick really in? Slevin finds out when he's forced to participate in a high-profile murder for a powerful crime boss. The top-notch cast includes Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley and Bruce Willis. 2006

NICK OF TIME : Just off the train in Los Angeles, unassuming accountant Gene Watson (Johnny Depp) and his 6-year-old daughter (Courtney Chase) get drawn into a conspiracy to snuff California's governor (Marsha Mason). In the depot, Ms. Jones (Roma Maffia) snatches the girl while Mr. Smith (Christopher Walken) gives the dazed Watson a pistol, a half-dozen slugs and lays down the law: Whack the governor within 90 minutes, or it's the end for the shrimp. 1995

NO GOOD DEED : In this film based on a Dashiell Hammett story, Samuel L. Jackson is Jack, a cop who, while chasing down a runaway, stumbles upon a mob robbing a bank and is abducted by the criminals. They keep Jack at a hideaway with only the ringleader's girlfriend, Erin (Milla Jovovich), to keep watch. Soon, the two begin to play on each other's weaknesses, trying to figure out who's manipulating whom, and later make a connection that trumps all others. 2002

ONE FALSE MOVE : A story about two low level drug dealers who get involved in murder. Fleeing Los Angeles, they run to a small town in Arkansas and come up against the local sheriff and two L.A. cops sent to get them. Billy Bob Thornton 1991

OPEN YOUR EYES : Eduardo Noriega is a rich womanizer who prowls the parties and bars of Madrid, intent on bagging chicks. But when Noriega falls for the beautiful Sofia (Penelope Cruz), he's the one who's bagged. It looks like a happy ending until a jealous (and unstable) old girlfriend, Nuria, cajoles the young stud into taking one last drive with her. Don't get in that car! 1997

OUTBREAK : As take-charge Army virologist Sam Daniels (Dustin Hoffman) strives to thwart a global biological meltdown in the form of a killer virus that has infested a California community, he must also battle those who say the only way to stop the disease is to firebomb the town. Silver-screen luminaries Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Donald Sutherland and Kevin Spacey join Hoffman in this edge-of-your-seat, doomsday thriller. 1995

PERFECT STRANGER : This thriller directed by James Foley stars Halle Berry as Ro, a woman who risks her life to discover the identity of a stranger lurking on the Internet who may hold the answers to her friend's murder. What Ro discovers is a murky world of online deception peopled by the likes of Harrison Hill (Bruce Willis), a mystery figure who may be a friend or a foe. Giovanni Ribisi, Leigh Spofford and Jason Antoon also star. 2007

PHONE BOOTH : In this intense drama, which takes place in and around a single phone booth in New York City, slick New York publicist Stuart Shepard (Colin Farrell) picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth and is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed. Turns out Stuart is being watched by a rooftop killer with a sniper rifle -- and the little red light from an infrared rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding. … 2003

RED EYE : Terrified of flying, Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams) reluctantly hops a red-eye flight bound for Miami and buckles up for a bumpy ride. But her phobia morphs into terror when she learns that a fellow passenger (Cillian Murphy) has plans to murder the deputy secretary of Homeland Security -- and wants to use Lisa as part of the plot. Master of horror Wes Craven directs this psychological thriller set at 30,000 feet. 2005

RESERVOIR DOGS : 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. 1992

RETURN TO PARADISE : Americans Lewis (Joaquin Phoenix), Sheriff (Vince Vaughn) and Tony (David Conrad) spend a carefree summer together on the beaches of Malaysia. Two years later, a lawyer (Anne Heche) tells Sheriff and Tony that Lewis has been sentenced to death for drug trafficking. If both go back to claim their share of the drugs, each will go to prison for three years; if only one goes, he'll be jailed for six years. If both refuse, Lewis will die. 1998

RUNAWAY JURY : In this drama based on John Grisham's best-selling novel, Nick Easter (John Cusack) gets himself on the jury of a landmark case against a gun manufacturer and, as the foreman, tries to influence the other jury members to vote a certain way. Meanwhile, Easter's girlfriend, Marlee (Rachel Weisz), tries to swindle the attorneys (Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman) to pay millions of dollars to have the jury return a verdict friendly to their clients. 2003

RUNNING SCARED : Mob flunky Joey Gazelle (Paul Walker) races to find a gun before it falls into the wrong hands in director Wayne Kramer's hyperkinetic crime thriller. Tasked with disposing of the Mafia's murder weapons, the two-bit hood instead hides them in his cellar. But when a snub-nosed .38 is stolen from his cache and used to kill a Russian gangster, the stage is set for a night of mayhem through a netherworld of crackheads, pimps, hookers and dirty cops. 2006

SEVEN : Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer (Kevin Spacey) whose crimes are based on the Seven Deadly Sins. The dark and haunting film takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset (Morgan Freeman) researches the Seven Deadly Sins in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice hotshot partner, Mills (Brad Pitt), scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case. 1995

SIN CITY : Murder, corruption and cover-ups are all part of Sin City's daily routine in this dark film that weaves three tales from Frank Miller's graphic novels. Marv (Mickey Rourke) is a psychotic outcast who seeks vengeance for Goldie's (Jaime King) murder; Dwight (Clive Owen) kills a cop and must cover it up; and nearly retired cop Hartigan (Bruce Willis) is accused of a crime he didn't commit. Benicio Del Toro, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson costar. 2005

SNEAKERS : Shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail Robert Redford and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking "black box" from a Soviet-funded genius. But Redford uncovers a bigger conspiracy, and he and his "sneakers" (Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix and David Strathairn) must save themselves and the world economy by stealing the box back from the blackmailers. 1992

STAY : This racy thriller bends reality about five different ways when a psychologist's (Ewan McGregor) suicidal client starts making bizarre predictions that, to everyone's mounting consternation, begin to come true. Now, the shrink must race against the clock to save everything he loves before it disappears forever. Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling, Bob Hoskins and Janeane Garofalo co-star in this suspenseful yarn directed by Marc Forster.

SYRIANA : George Clooney (who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar and Golden Globe for his role) plays CIA operative Bob Barnes in this political thriller by Stephen Gaghan. 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. The star-studded cast includes Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Chris Cooper and William Hurt. 2005

SUSPECT ZERO : A killer is on the loose, and FBI agent Thomas Mackelway (Aaron Eckhart) is on the case, sifting through clues to uncover the criminal's identity and stop him from committing yet another murder. But there's one unusual twist: The bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers, which leads Mackelway to believe that there must be a compelling -- and personal -- reason for the strange desire to seek vigilante justice. 2004

TAKING LIVES : FBI profiler Illeana Scott (Angelina Jolie) is recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims. Feeling like a square peg in a round hole, Illeana tries to forge a working relationship with the Canucks while racing against time before the killer can strike again. Ethan Hawke also stars as a museum employee who may be the killer's only eyewitness. 2004

THE CLIENT : When he witnesses a murder, an 11-year-old is torn between what he knows and what he can never tell. This whirlwind thriller delivers all-out, moment-by-moment suspense! From the John Grisham novel. Includes three trailers. 1994

THE CONSTANT GARDNER : This tale of political intrigue centers on Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), a member of the British High Commission based in Africa, and his quest for truth. When his wife (Rachel Weisz, in an Oscar-winning turn for her supporting role) is murdered, Justin begins his own international investigation. Not even the rumors of his wife's affairs will stop him from uncovering the truth -- a conspiracy much larger and more dangerous than he'd imagined. 2005

THE CONTRACT : While vacationing with teenage son Chris (Jamie Anderson) in the wilderness, Ray Keene (John Cusack) discovers that a hired killer (Morgan Freeman) and his team of assassins are tracking the duo. Can Keene protect himself, his son and take down a first-class hit man before his bullet finds its mark? Directed by Bruce Beresford, this action-packed crime thriller also stars Ned Bellamy, Corey Johnson and Thomas Lockyer. 2006

THE FORGOTTEN : A desperate mother tries to prove the existence of her missing son in this chilling psychological thriller. Unable to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old boy, Telly Paretta (Julianne Moore) seeks counsel from a psychiatrist (Gary Sinise), who tells her that her son was merely a figment of her imagination. After meeting another parent (Dominic West) with the same story, Telly sets out to uncover the truth. Also stars Alfre Woodard. 2004

THE INTERPRETER : Silvia Broome's (Nicole Kidman) job is to translate for her assigned delegate the complex issues faced by the United Nations. But the interpreter's daily challenge turns epic when she accidentally overhears details of a plot to assassinate a high-ranking government official. Suddenly, her existence is overshadowed by danger, and she must unravel an intricate yarn of intrigue with the help of an FBI agent (Sean Penn) in order to save herself. 2005

THE JACKET : John Maybury's masterful thriller stars Adrien Brody as Jack Starks, a Persian Gulf War veteran who has lost his memories to amnesia. When Jack is accused of a heinous killing, he realizes he must find a way to prove his innocence. Desperate to unearth clues about his past, he seeks a controversial treatment that allows him to go back in time -- which turns out to be a heart-wrenching decision when he realizes he's destined for tragedy. 2005

THE MACHINIST : Trevor Reznik's (Christian Bale) insomnia has crossed over into the danger zone. The man hasn't slept in a year, and his physical and mental health have eroded. His call-girl girlfriend (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is the only bright spot in his quickly deteriorating world. But when cryptic notes turn up in his apartment and he has visions of a co-worker nobody else can see, is it reality or the next level of his sleeplessness that's to blame? 2004

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE : In this remake of the 1962 political thriller, Capt. Bennett Marco (Denzel Washington) and Sgt. Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) are taken captive during the first Persian Gulf War and brainwashed so that they're programmed to rebel once they return home. Ten years later, as Shaw's mother (Meryl Streep) is busy helping her son in his bid for the presidency, Marco recalls the brainwashing. Can he get to Shaw before it's too late? 2004

THE NUMBER 23 : Batman Forever director Joel Schumacher reunites with his Riddler (Jim Carrey) for this psychological thriller about a man obsessed with a book that seems to be based on his own life. When Walter Sparrow (Carrey) begins reading the novel The Number 23, he notices strange parallels between it and his life. Now, he's worried that a murder that occurs in the book might just cross over into the world of nonfiction. Virginia Madsen co-stars. 2007

THE SALTON SEA : Punk-rocking speed freak Danny Parker (Val Kilmer) freelances as an informant for brutal narcotics cops Al Garcetti (Anthony LaPaglia) and Gus Morgan (Doug Hutchison). But when he's not assisting the cops on drug busts, Danny gets high and leads a double life as a talented, mild-mannered trumpeter named Tom Van Allen. One personality is in search of his wife's killer, but reality is evasive in director P.J. Caruso's neo-noir crime thriller. 2002

THE USUAL SUSPECTS : The sole survivor of a caper gone wrong, sniveling con man Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey) gets locked in an interrogation room with a pushy fed (Chazz Palminteri) who wants to know why Spacey is still alive. In a flashback, Spacey recalls being in stir with career crooks forced to carry out a heist. Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie's ingenious story spins on a dime. 1995

THE VILLAGE : M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) assembles an all-star cast -- including Bryce Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Sigourney Weaver, Adrien Brody and William Hurt -- in this chilling tale about an isolated village whose residents face the constant threat of evil creatures lurking in its surrounding woods. When one of them decides to venture beyond the town borders, what happens next may change the villagers' lives forever. 2004

UNBREAKABLE : Bruce Willis plays an ordinary man who makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead -- and him unscathed. Is he unbreakable? The answer may lie with the mysterious Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), who suffers from a disease that renders his bones as fragile as glass. Unbreakable marks writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's moody follow-up to The Sixth Sense. 2000

WHITE NOISE : Michael Keaton stars as architect John Rivers, whose life is shattered by the death of his wife, Anna (Chandra West). Contacted by a man (Ian McNeice) who professes to be getting messages from Anna through Electronic Voice Phenomena, the dubious John ultimately becomes convinced of the communication's validity and is soon fixated on trying to contact her himself. But his investigation into EVP inadvertently unlocks a door to another world. … 2005

ZODIAC : In the 1960s and '70s, a cryptic killer clad in an executioner's hood stalked the streets of San Francisco and left clues about his crimes in the newspaper. In director David Fincher's chilling recount of the murders, Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal -- flanked by an impressive ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. and Chloe Sevigny -- stars as reporter Robert Graysmith, the man who went on to write the best-selling true crime book Zodiac. 2007

WARREN MILLER ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FIFTY : 1999
RIDE : 2000
COLD FUSION : 2001
STORM : 2002
JOURNEY : 2003
IMPACT : 2004
SNOWRIDERS I & II : 2005