Director Peter Jackson extends the Lord of the Rings saga with this second installment of Bilbo Baggins's dramatic experiences in Middle Earth. Accompanied by Gandalf and 13 dwarfs, Bilbo journeys toward a confrontation with the dragon Smaug.
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas 12.13.13
Seeking to impress their daughter's well-heeled beau with a lavish Christmas shindig, a snooty couple deprives their maid of her holiday. But things don't go as planned when the housekeeper's family -- including the indomitable Madea -- shows up.
Out of the Furnace 12.06.13
Working-class siblings Russell and Rodney Baze are desperate to flee the Rust Belt and find better lives. But when a twist of fate lands Russell in jail, Rodney gets mixed up with a crime syndicate -- and their brotherly bond is soon put to the test.
Inside Llewyn Davis 12.06.13
The Coen Brothers helm this chronicle of struggling musician Llewellyn Davis, set during the height of the folk era in the early 1960s. The drama follows Davis through a week of creative highs and lows amid a bleak New York winter.
When ex-DEA agent Phil Broker is widowed, he moves with his 10-year-old daughter to a small town in pursuit of a quiet life, but he finds his dream destroyed by a murderous drug trafficker, Gator, and his gang of meth-making thugs.
Black Nativity 11.27.13
Langston Hughes's play is the basis for this uplifting drama about an angry teen whose single mother sends him to spend Christmas with his grandparents. Frustrated by their strictness, the youth runs away and learns about faith during his journey.
After being unaccountably held captive for years, Joe Doucett is suddenly released. Now, his only mission is to hunt down and punish his captors. Aided by a young stranger, he sets about unlocking his past in this remake of a popular Korean thriller.
After her kingdom is doomed to suffer from eternal winter, intrepid Anna goes on a quest to find her reclusive sister, the Snow Queen, and break the curse. Along the way, Anna teams with eccentric mountaineer Kristoff and his comic reindeer, Sven.
Bullett Raja 11.28.13
Despite harboring hopes for a quiet and comfortable life, a young man forced to work for the Indian mob becomes a strongman himself. When his partner is murdered, he defies crime bosses and politicians to wreak his own vengeance.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 11.29.13
Golden Globe-winner Idris Elba stars as Nelson Mandela in this in-depth biopic that portrays the groundbreaking South African leader from his rural childhood through his long imprisonment to his election as the country's first black president.
Strong Black Woman 11.28.13
Twenty-something lawyer Veronica and her freelance photographer husband, Darnell, would seem to have it all: love, money and happiness. But time has changed their partnership, and Veronica now finds herself at a crossroads.
The Punk Singer 11.29.13
Filmmaker Sini Anderson chronicles the life of outspoken feminist musician Kathleen Hanna, including her mysterious and sudden retirement in 2005. New and vintage performance clips, spanning Hanna's entire career, reveal her undeniable power.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 11.22.13
After her triumph in the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen begins a new life and confronts more danger in this sequel to the postapocalyptic fable. As Katniss travels through the districts on a "Victor's Tour," a rebellion gathers steam around her.
Delivery Man 11.22.13
After learning that he's fathered hundreds of children, former sperm donor David Wozniak discovers that dozens of his offspring now want to meet him. Meanwhile, David's current girlfriend is also pregnant and uncertain about their future together.
Floundering BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith and aging Irishwoman Philomena Lee form an unlikely bond when they pair up to find the son Philomena was forced to give up for adoption 50 years ago.
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? 11.22.13
Innovative director Michel Gondry presents complex conversations with professor, philosopher, linguist and activist Noam Chomsky in lively animated form. While exploring Chomsky's theories, the film reveals the controversial figure's life and work.
Narco Cultura 11.22.13
Exploring the lives of a Mexican crime scene investigator and a Mexican American narcocorrido singer, this documentary examines how the culture of narcotics trafficking has become a twisted new version of the American Dream.
Prickly twenty-something Samantha, on the outs with her girlfriend and overwhelmed by daily stress, drunkenly has sex with a strange man at a party. She soon becomes alarmingly ill, but what she thinks is an STD turns out to be much more dangerous.
Charlie Countryman 11.15.13
Led to Romania by haunting visions, young American Charlie Countryman falls hard for an alluring cellist whose father has recently died -- and whose violent past could bring about his own demise.
The Best Man Holiday 11.15.13
Set 13 years after the events of The Best Man, this comedy sequel picks up as the story's original characters -- whose lives have taken some odd turns since -- gather for a mirthful reunion.
Sunlight Jr. 11.15.13
Hard times befall an already struggling convenience-store clerk and her paraplegic boyfriend when they're evicted from the seedy motel they call home, and she loses the job that barely supports them.
Dear Mr. Watterson 11.15.13
Nearly two decades after the last original "Calvin and Hobbes" was published, this documentary examines the comic strip's enduring legacy. Fans and cartoonists such as Berke Breathed of "Bloom County" discuss the strip's impact and timeless appeal.
The Book Thief 11.15.13
Young Liesel steals books to teach herself to read, giving her refuge from the horrors of Nazi Germany and her cold foster parents. When not reading, she forms a bond with the Jewish man her adoptive family is hiding in their home.
The Christmas Candle 11.15.13
In the village of Gladbury, it's believed that every 25 years an angel comes on Christmas Eve bearing a miracle for one of the residents. But the arrival of a new minister with fresh ideas threatens to extinguish the age-old tradition.
12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief 11.15.13
Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen join other rock 'n' roll greats in this concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy victims. Highlights include a McCartney/Nirvana duet and an Adam Sandler reworking of a Leonard Cohen song.
The legendary German tale is transplanted to the 19th century, where the title character -- a thinker and iconoclast -- makes a deal with the devil and trades away his soul for limitless scientific knowledge.
When a cantankerous old boozer thinks he's won a magazine sweepstakes prize, his son reluctantly takes a road trip with him to claim the fortune. As they drive from Montana to Nebraska, they visit friends and relatives to whom the dad owes money.
Final: The Rapture 11.15.13
Vividly depicting the Biblical version of mankind's terrifying end, this Christian thriller tracks the fates of several characters amid global chaos. Each has unique challenges to tackle in the frenetic final days of human civilization.
Thor: The Dark World 11.08.13
The God of Thunder strikes again as he fights to save the Nine Realms from mysterious villain Malekith, who plans to make the entire universe go dark. Meanwhile, Thor must find Jane Foster, who's been targeted by the evil denizens of Svartalfheim.
Ass Backwards 11.07.13
Best friends Kate and Chloe take a road trip to their childhood hometown, hoping to win a beauty pageant they lost as kids. Along the way, they encounter a feminist wilderness commune, amateur night at a strip club and their favorite reality star.
Great Expectations 11.08.13
Fate -- with a little help from a mysterious unnamed benefactor -- whisks young orphan Pip from poverty to a life of unexpected wealth. Filmmaker Mike Newell brings 19th-century London to life as never before in this adaptation of Dickens's classic.
The Armstrong Lie
The Armstrong Lie 11.08.13
Filming cyclist Lance Armstrong as he trained for the 2009 Tour de France, director Alex Gibney had intimate access to the racer's team. Gibney's cameras were also rolling for Armstrong's startling 2012 confession of performance-enhancing drug use.
About Time 11.08.13
A young man who comes from a family of time-travelers changes history for the better in this romantic comedy from director Richard Curtis. During one of his trip to the past, he falls for a woman played by Rachel McAdams.
Best Man Down 11.08.13
After casting a raucous shadow over Scott and Kristin's wedding, hard-partying best man Lumpy dies, derailing the couple's honeymoon plans. But as they plan Lumpy's funeral, the newlyweds uncover some surprising facts about their obnoxious friend.
A Case of You 11.08.13
Nursing a secret crush on a cute coffee barista, a lowly writer sets out to become the man she desires -- by studying her Facebook profile. But when his plan succeeds, he must decide whether to continue the pretense or fess up to the truth.
How I Live Now 11.08.13
While on vacation in rural England, American teen Daisy slowly comes to appreciate the people around her and soon falls in love with local boy Edmund. Daisy's summer idyll comes to an abrupt end when rumors of World War III become a reality.
The Starving Games 11.08.13
In this satirical take on The Hunger Games, a young girl named Kantmiss takes part in a vicious competition that pits adolescents against one another. The tongue-in-cheek comedy also spoofs The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes and the Harry Potter saga.
Paris Countdown 11.08.13
Partners in a Parisian night spot, Milan and Victor try to line their pockets in an ill-fated drug deal and wind up getting arrested. Six years after beating the rap, the two face more peril when the gangster they ratted on gets out of prison.
Reaching for the Moon 11.08.13
When American poet Elizabeth Bishop makes an inspiring visit to Rio, she catches the eye of an old friend's lover, Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares, and begins to blossom under her attention, changing in ways she never imagined.
As four high school basketball players from rural Medora, Indiana, struggle to end their team's losing streak, the residents of their formerly booming community refuse to give up on their declining town in this inspiring documentary.
Ender's Game 11.01.13
Talented preteen children, including Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, discovered by humanity's military International Fleet, are trained for battle against the alien insectoid Formics ("Buggers") invading Earth.
Dallas Buyers Club 11.01.13
Loosely based on true events, this drama follows Ron Woodroof, who refuses to accept he'll die in 30 days when he's diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. He extends his life and eventually helps many other AIDS patients by smuggling medications from abroad.
Princess Diana, the world's most-watched woman, struggles to find herself after her painful divorce. In the two years before her death, she embarks on a vital campaign to ban landmines and on a passionate love affair with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
Mr. Nobody 11.01.13
The last mortal in a world of immortals, Nemo Nobody begins reviewing his life at the age of 120, trying to determine if he made the right decisions. Potential choices during a pivotal moment on a train platform lead to several possible lives.
Last Vegas 11.01.13
Four sixtysomething pals -- Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam -- gather in Las Vegas to celebrate Billy's upcoming nuptials with the intention of running wild for four straight days. But Sin City has gotten a lot crazier than they could've ever imagined.
Sal Mineo -- one of Hollywood's first openly gay actors -- provides the focus of this biopic that tracks his career ups and downs and his tragic death. Mineo was on the verge of a comeback when he was stabbed to death behind his apartment building.
Man of Tai Chi 11.01.13
Keanu Reeves makes his directorial debut with this action-packed kung fu tale set in Beijing, where a young man armed with incomparable martial arts skills gets embroiled in the world of underground fight clubs.
Last Love 11.01.13
A widowed professor living alone in Paris sees no meaningful future for himself until he meets a free-spirited young dance instructor. From their first meeting, each instinctively provides what the other so desperately needs: someone to call family.
Free Birds 11.01.13
When Reggie and Jake -- two adversarial turkeys -- find a time machine, they take an adventure-laden trip back to the past to try to change history. First order of business: taking turkey off the traditional Thanksgiving menu.
A Perfect Man 11.01.13
Nina thinks her husband, James, is cheating on her, and she sets out to prove it by calling him and pretending to be another woman. When James falls for the ploy, Nina finds herself at a crossroads in her marriage, unsure how to proceed.
Angels Sing 11.01.13
December 25 holds no joy for Michael Walker, whose brother died on Christmas decades ago in a tragedy Michael still blames on himself. After purchasing a house in a yule-mad neighborhood, however, Michael begins to see beyond his own sadness.
Big Sur 11.01.13
In the wake of his literary success, Beat writer Jack Kerouac retreats to a small cabin in California's Big Sur to try and sort out his life. When isolation leads him to take a break in San Francisco, he's soon involved with his buddy's mistress.
High school quarterback Bobby Burkett shows talent, but the team he plays for is a perennial loser in a league dominated by the rival Vikings. When a new coach takes over the team, he inspires the gang of misfits to rally behind the quarterback.
Stranger Sam Doonby's arrival affects everyone in a little Texas town, especially as he seems to have a knack for preventing disasters. But is the charismatic Sam really the man he seems to be, and why does he arouse suspicion among the locals?
The Broken Circle Breakdown 11.01.13
Elise is a tattoo artist and religiously devout, while Didier is an atheist banjo player in a bluegrass band, but the two fall instantly in love. Years later, when their daughter becomes ill, the crisis brings new challenges to their relationship.
Nosotros los Nobles 11.01.13
For years, wealthy Germán Noble coddled his adult children out of pity following his wife's death, but now he's out of patience. Forced to work for the first time, the siblings find the real world more challenging (and rewarding) than they expected.
The Counselor 10.25.13
Michael Fassbender stars in this thriller penned by iconic novelist Cormac McCarthy as an attorney who mistakenly believes he can dabble in the drug business without any consequences -- only to find himself drowning in a nightmarish downward spiral.
One Chance 10.25.13
From shop worker to worldwide phenomena, this film tells the story of Paul Potts, who shot to stardom on his vocal talents in "Britain's Got Talent." James Cordon stars as the shy singer Simon Cowell brought to the public's attention.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa 10.25.13
In-character encounters with real folks provide comic fodder in this franchise featuring Johnny Knoxville in lecherous-gramps disguise. With hidden cameras in tow, Irving Zisman (Knoxville) takes his grandson on an offbeat cross-country tour.
Bright young financial star Marc Tourneuil is named CEO of one of France's biggest banks because the company's board believes he can be controlled. But as he's thrown into a high-stakes, devious world, Marc has no intention of giving up his power.
Family troubles bring tanker captain Marco Silvestri back to Paris: His sister's husband has killed himself, and the family company is bankrupt. Holding sleazy tycoon Edouard Laporte responsible for their ruin, Marco devises a plan for vengeance.
Blue Is the Warmest Color 10.25.13
Determined to fall in love, 15-year-old Adele focuses on Thomas. But it's a blue-haired girl she meets on the street who really piques her interest. Soon, Adele begins exploring her desire for girls as she negotiates her way to becoming a woman.
Her Cry: La Llorona Investigation 10.25.13
After a teenage girl vanishes, her father asks the producers of a TV series about paranormal events to help solve the mystery of her disappearance. Traveling to the site where a female phantasm had been seen, the show's crew also vanishes.
Mickey Virus 10.25.13
A Delhi cop searching for a computer expert who can help solve a case he's been investigating finds what he's looking for -- sort of -- in the form of Mickey Arora, a street-smart hacker with a strong aversion to work.
Spinning Plates 10.25.13
This gastronomic documentary profiles three restaurants based in very different locales: Chicago; Tucson, Arizona; and Balltown, Iowa. Whether humble or elegant, all three establishments retain a laser-sharp focus on keeping the customers happy.