The Fifth Element (1997)

In the late '90s, Bruce Willis was busy saving the world from giant rocks. In addition to his heroics in Armageddon, here he stars as a taxi driver who also has to keep the Flash Gordon-esque-named Zorg at bay in a 23rd-century metropolis that's the stuff of a sci-fi nerds' dreams. Mission, March 14-19.


House of Flying Daggers (2004)

With a title like this, you can expect a lot of airborne weaponry, which means plenty of people probably die via crazy impalement scenarios. However, director Zhang Yimou's visual imagery and carefully choreographed fight scenes don't upstage what's also a tragic love story. 5th Avenue, March 15-17.


Fargo (1996)

Famously "based on a true story," this Coen brothers Midwestern noir forever changed the way we look at a wood chipper and endeared everybody to Marge Gunderson's accent. You betcha! Academy, March 15-19.


Charlotte's Web (1973)

It's unnatural to like spiders, let alone root for one at the center of a movie. This animated classic based on E.B. White's tale managed to turn a creepy arachnid into a beloved hero who saves Wilbur's bacon. Hollywood, March 16-17.