DETAILS: You’ll need the mindless comedy of the aforementioned after watching this film. Charlize Theron gives the performance of her career as Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute convicted of killing seven men, who was executed in 2002. Delving below the headline-grabbing news stories, the film explores the downward spiral of Wuornos and the events leading to her murderous rage.

EXTRAS: The two-pack DVD version offers an in-depth documentary, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, on Wuor­nos’ final days from director Nick Broomfield, as well as Wuornos’ last interviews before her execution.

Other hot picks this month include the dark drama Mystic River, starring Sean Penn and Tim Robbins (both actors earned Oscars for their roles in the film), and the delightful 50 First Dates — which proves that pairing Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler once again is a winning combination.