While suffering from an incoherent final chapter, Kingsglaive sets up an engaging world of political nuance amid creative fiction.
Gattaca uses genetic tinkering to intelligently explore diversity and social bias through a successful sci-fi lens.
Messily edited and vapid, even by Paul W.S. Anderson videogame movie standards, Monster Hunter is a dud.
More an attempt to create a ludicrous theme park ride than movie, 2012's absurdities, stock characters, and lengthy runtime make this a bloated, empty spectacle.
Meant to draw attention to African Apartheid's appalling history, District 9 also finds a voice for any instance of cruel human inequality.
Far more fun than any expectation, 21 Jump Street is not only funny, but hones in on how quickly things change after high school.
22 Jump Street is the exact same movie as its predecessor and that's the joke. A funny one, too.
Whiplash explores exceptionalism and its cost in a tense, intelligent drama that's about more than the world of jazz.
Jerry Maguire doesn't tear down or alter the romantic drama/comedy formula, but finds a finds purpose in its characters.
A fun (if heavily fictionalized) take on a WWII-era women's baseball team, A League of Their Own carries enough sanitized charm to give it a pass.
Still inspiring, Gandhi's source images stem from the early 1900s, yet remain powerful as people continue seeking equality.
Grandiose, lavish, and meticulous, Lawrence of Arabia's anti-war stance celebrates its hero as much as resenting his defeat.