Top 10 DVD Rentals
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm
If you’re searching for the top ten DVD rentals currently available, be sure to take a look at this Only Good Movies list. I’ve compiled the top 10 DVD rentals from Blockbuster . Redbox . and GreenCine . allowing you to compare and contrast the tastes of various movie rental clientele. I would’ve included Netflix on the list, but they only offer details on their top DVD rentals of all time. That’s a cool feature, but it’s pretty useless for the purposes of this article.
Speaking of Netflix . you can find all the movie listed below on their website. They offer multiple subscription plans, no late fees, and free shipping right to your front door. And if you’re looking for something a little different, be sure to check out unconventional alternatives such as Redbox and GreenCine.
GreenCine Top 10 Movie Rentals
GreenCine specializes in indie, foreign, and cult films, so you can expect that their list of top 10 DVD rentals will be decidedly different than that of Blockbuster, Redbox, or Netflix.
10. The Road Based on the award-winning novel, The Road stars Viggo Mortensen as a dutiful father trying to raise his son while wandering the post-apocalyptic landscape of North America. Gloomy as hell.
9. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Director Werner Herzog and actor Nicolas Cage team up to present an enjoyable, over-the-top look at a homicide detective who’s life is teetering on the edge of insanity.
8. Ponyo – A celebrated Japanese animated movie about a goldfish who befriends a human boy and wishes to become a little girl. A great film that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Based on the Swedish crime novel by Stieg Larsson, this is the first film in a trilogy that follows a dedicated journalist (Michael Nyqvist) and a quirky hacker (Noomi Rapace) as they expose serial killers, KGB agents, and various other wrongdoers.
6. The Men Who Stare at Goats Ewan McGregor is Bob Wilton, a journalist looking for a scoop. He finds it in Lyn Cassidy (George Clooney), a former military psychic who claims to be able to kill with his mind. A bizarre comedy co-starring Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey.
5. Fantastic Mr. Fox Employing stop-motion animation, this film tells the story of a fox and his family as they attempt to scavenge for food, get along with one another, and survive the efforts of local farmers to eradicate them. Featuring the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, and Bill Murray.
4. An Education Carey Mulligan received an Oscar nomination for her role as Jenny Mellor, a teenage girl in 60’s London who comes of age thanks to her relationship with an older man (Peter Sarsgaard).
3. Kick-Ass Based on a comic book, Kick-Ass tells the tale of a nerdy high school student who decides to become a superhero . But there’s only one catch: he has no powers or unique fighting abilities. Co-starring Nicolas Cage and Mark Strong.
2. Where the Wild Things Are Director Spike Jonze brings the beloved children’s book to the big screen. The film ended up on a number of critic’s top 10 lists for 2009.
1. A Serious Man The latest black comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen, this time about a regular guy (Michael Stuhlbarg) who suffers though various dilemmas like a modern-day version of Job. Nominated for two Oscars, including Best Picture.
Blockbuster Top Ten Movie Rentals
Blockbuster used to be the nation’s undisputed king of video rentals, but they’ve slowly taken a backseat to Netflix over the last few years. While no longer on top, they still offer over 90,000 DVDs for online rental and home delivery.
10. How to Train Your Dragon In this animated tale, a young Viking aspiring to be a dragon slayer meets and befriends a member of the fire-breathing species. Featuring the voice talents of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, and Jonah Hill.
9. Sex and the City 2 The girls from Manhattan are back, this time heading off to Abu Dhabi to enjoy some fun in the sun. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon.
8. The Karate Kid A remake of the 80’s classic, this time set in China and starring Jaden Smith as the bullied youth and Jackie Chan as his wise martial arts instructor.
7. Predators The latest film in the Predator franchise finds a group of human soldiers abducted by aliens and placed on a game preserve in outer space to be hunted down. Adrien Brody stars.
6. Winter s Bone A celebrated indie film about an Ozark teen (Jennifer Lawrence) in search of her meth-cooking father. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival .
5. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Based on the indie comic, Scott Pilgrim stars Michael Cera as a twenty-something who falls for a girl (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) but must defeat her seven evil exes before they can be together. Directed by Edgar Wright and co-starring Chris Evans, Kieran Culkin, Brandon Routh, and Jason Schwartzman. An entertaining assault on the senses.
4. Charlie St. Cloud Zac Efron stars in this tearjerker about a young man torn between a beautiful sailor (Amanda Crew) and the spirit of his baseball-loving brother. Co-starring Kim Basinger and Ray Liotta.
3. Ramona and Beezus Based on the novel by Beverly Cleary, this film stars Joey King as a rambunctious third-grader named Ramona and Selena Gomez and her older sister Beezus. Ramona drives everyone crazy with her antics, but she’s more than capable of saving the day when problems arise.
2. Toy Story 3 When their owner heads off to college, lovable toys such as Sheriff Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) end up at a daycare run by a tyrannical bear (Ned Beatty). Another monster hit for Pixar, and the first animated film to make over $1 billion at the worldwide box-office.
1. Grown Ups When their junior high school basketball coach dies, a group of childhood friends (Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, and Rob Schneider) reunite at his funeral. Hilarity follows.
Redbox Top 10 Movie Rentals
In case you’re unaware, Redbox is the movie rental service that offers kiosks inside businesses like McDonalds and Wal-Mart. As of this writing, here are their top 10 movie rentals:
10. How to Train Your Dragon
9. Robin Hood Russell Crowe stars in the latest adaptation of the Robin Hood tale. This version serves as an origin story, with a weary archer returning home from the Crusades and finding his homeland filled with corruption and chaos. Co-starring Kate Blanchett.
7. Get Him to the Greek Jonah Hill is a low-level employee for a record label who must get drugged-out rocker Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) from London to Los Angeles in time for a concert. The Snow character also appeared in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Co-starring Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs in a surprisingly funny role.
6. Jonah Hex Josh Brolin is Jonah Hex, a former Confederate soldier who now makes ends meet as a lethal bounty hunter with a supernatural power or two. When the man who killed his family (John Malkovich) turns up alive and well, Hex vows to put him in the ground for good. Based on the weird Western comic book, the film also stars Megan Fox as a deadly prostitute.
5. Disney s A Christmas Carol (2009) Jim Carrey stars in multiple roles for this Disney adaptation of the popular holiday tale from Charles Dickens. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
2. The Last Airbender A live-action adaptation of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the film follows a boy (Noah Ringer) who’s the reincarnation of a being able to manipulate the four elements. As he grows in power, the evil forces of the Fire Kingdom seek to use him for their own sinister ends.
That wraps up our look at the top 10 DVD rentals available from some of the more popular services. While Netflix is not listed, don’t let that stop you from considering them as an option the next time you want to rent films online. I’ve been a member since 2005, and I can attest to their superior service and selection. Besides, the small commission we receive for sending you there will help us stay in business (and it adds nothing to your final price).
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