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Best Mainstream Movies

  • A History of Violence

    A History of Violence (R, 2005)

    Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ashton Holmes, William Hurt, Stephen McHattie
    Tom Stall is living a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife and their two children in the small ... read moretown of Millbrook, Indiana, but one night their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils a vicious attempted robbery in his diner. Sensing danger, he takes action and saves his customers and friends in the self-defense killings of two-sought-after criminals. Heralded as a hero, Tom's life is changed overnight, attracting a national media circus, which forces him into the spotlight. Uncomfortable with his newfound celebrity, Tom tries to return to the normalcy of his ordinary life only to be confronted by a mysterious and threatening man who arrives in town believing Tom is the man who's wronged him in the past. As Tom and his family fight back against this case of mistaken identity and struggle to cope with their changed reality, they are forced to confront their relationships and the divisive issues which surface as a result.
    • theotherjoey
      theotherjoey: Cronenberg goes mainstream and in the process makes a masterpiece.
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
    • saintartaud
      saintartaud: . Like many of his more mainstream films, it's a bit neutered, this despite the intense sex scenes. One criticism compared
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
    • zeiko18
      zeiko18: this film, it's a very good effort- quite the marriage of Cronenberg's signatures style with a more mainstream story than he tends to work with.
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • Brüno

    Brüno (R, 2009)

    Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Paula Abdul, LaToya Jackson, Harrison Ford
    Borat trickster Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the big screen to offer yet another stinging dose of so... read moreciopolitical satire in this comedy that finds him assuming the persona of gay fashionmonger Bruno, the self-proclaimed "voice of Austrian youth TV." Originally conceived as part of Baron Cohen's cult television series Da Ali G Show, the character of Bruno offered a cleverly costumed Baron Cohen the opportunity to highlight the absurdities of the fashion industry by interviewing unsuspecting fashion icons and other haute couture hangers-on. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • Dracula787
      Dracula787: . It?s oddly refreshing to see a mainstream movie that?s pushing the boundaries of sex instead of violence.

      There are definitely h
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • fb741198205
      fb741198205: by the one-sided "pinkface" depiction of Gay men, or if I should be excited that there is finally a mainstream movie about the ridiculousness of mindless homophobia.

      To be honest, after seeing the m
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Shortbus

    Shortbus (Unrated, 2006)

    Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish, PJ DeBoy, Raphael Barker
    The film follows a varied group of seven people, among them a dominatrix and a sex therapist, as the... read morey navigate between the paths of sex and love in modern-day New York City.
  • Drive

    Drive (R, 2011)

    Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac
    Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day an... read mored steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac). After a heist intended to pay off Standard's protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals. But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk-that they're coming straight for Irene and her son-Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense. -- (C) FilmDistrict
    • fb100000592764041
      fb100000592764041: . However, it is absolutely not meant for a mainstream audience. It is made for people who truly appreciate film and direction. I liked the film
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
    • Mrblockbuster2006
      Mrblockbuster2006: . Drive is not a film for mainstream audiences, but for any movie lover out there.
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
    • fb537048174
      fb537048174: . I'm sure we'll be seeing much more mainstream from Refn in the next few years.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago