Sideways(2004)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 91

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.



American Splendor(2003)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 87

An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.



Cinderella Man(2005)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 78

The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.



The Ides of March(2011)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 78

An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.



The Illusionist(2006)

Combined Rating:
83
Combined Critics Rating: 76

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.



Win Win(2011)

Combined Rating:
82
Combined Critics Rating: 79

A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life.



Love & Mercy(2014)

Combined Rating:
82
Combined Critics Rating: 83

In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.



The Amazing Spider-Man 2(2014)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 73

When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.



Duplicity(2009)

Combined Rating:
80
Combined Critics Rating: 77

Two ex-government agents turned rival industrial spies have to be at the top of their game when one of their companies prepares to launch a major product. However, they distract each other in more ways than one.



Shoot 'Em Up(2007)

Combined Rating:
75
Combined Critics Rating: 65

A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.



The Last Station(2009)

Combined Rating:
75
Combined Critics Rating: 78

A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.



Barney's Version(2010)

Combined Rating:
74
Combined Critics Rating: 72

The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.



Turbo(2013)

Combined Rating:
74
Combined Critics Rating: 65

A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.



Lady in the Water(2006)

Combined Rating:
72
Combined Critics Rating: 61

Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.



The Ant Bully(2006)

Combined Rating:
72
Combined Critics Rating: 66

After Lucas Nickle floods an ant colony with his watergun, he's magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the ruins.



The Nanny Diaries(2007)

Combined Rating:
70
Combined Critics Rating: 61

A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.



Fred Claus(2007)

Combined Rating:
68
Combined Critics Rating: 60

Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole to help Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas in exchange for cash.



Cold Souls(2009)

Combined Rating:
67
Combined Critics Rating: 72

Paul is an actor who feels bogged down by his participation in a production of Chekov's play, Vanya.



John Dies at the End(2012)

Combined Rating:
67
Combined Critics Rating: 60

A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion?



Private Life(2018)

Combined Rating:
65
Combined Critics Rating: 77

An author (Hahn) is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband (Giamatti) on edge.




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