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Children & Family
Nanny McPhee Returns
rating:3.7

Nanny McPhee Returns

2010Runtime:0 minutes
When Nanny McPhee arrives at the Green farm, she uses her blend of magic and discipline to help frazzled Mrs. Green run things while her husband's off fighting in World War II -- and to help the Green kids deal with their nasty cousins.

Directed by:

  • Susanna White
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Unstrung Heroes
    rating:3.2

    Unstrung Heroes

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Steven Lidz (Nathan Watt) is 12 years old, confused and angry. Overwhelmed by life with an ailing mother (Andie MacDowell) and an emotionally distant father (John Turturro), Steven runs off to live with his two eccentric uncles (Michael Richards and Maury Chaykin). There, he finds a measure of solace in his uncles' strange and endearing idiosyncrasies -- and makes the transition from boyhood innocence to a young man's understanding of life.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Keaton
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Prince of Egypt
    rating:3.7

    The Prince of Egypt

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Born into slavery and cast adrift on the Nile to escape mass genocide, Moses (voiced by Val Kilmer) is reared as the son of Pharaoh Seti (Patrick Stewart) and stepbrother of Ramses (Ralph Fiennes). When Moses learns of his true ancestry, he retreats to the desert, where he answers God's call and accepts his destiny: to lead the Hebrews out of slavery and into freedom. DreamWorks's animated film scored an Oscar for Best Song ("When You Believe").

    Directed by:

  • Brenda Chapman
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Toothless
    rating:3.4

    Toothless

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    After her untimely death in an accident, self-absorbed dentist Katherine Lewis (Kirstie Alley) strikes a bargain to redeem herself and work her way out of afterlife limbo by taking on the job of the fabled Tooth Fairy. Lacking compassion at first, she begins to change when she befriends a troubled child (Ross Malinger) in this genial fantasy, which aired as part of the TV anthology series "The Wonderful World of Disney."

    Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Action & Adventure
    Doctor Who: Planet of Fire
    rating:3.2

    Doctor Who: Planet of Fire

    1984Runtime:0 minutes
    This four-part "Doctor Who" serial finds the Doctor (Peter Davison), his companion Turlough (Mark Strickson) and the android Kamelion (Gerald Flood) touching down on the island of Lanzarote, where they arrive just in time for Turlough to save an American girl (Nicola Bryant) from drowning. But their chance meeting seems more than coincidence when she produces an object that bears the same symbol that's branded on Turlough's arm.

    Directed by:

  • Fiona Cumming
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Whistleblower
    rating:3.4

    The Whistleblower

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Sent to Bosnia to train cops in the aftermath of that country's brutal civil war, American policewoman Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) uncovers evidence that U.N. peacekeepers are complicit in a flourishing sex-trafficking trade. But when she brings her allegations to light, she discovers that her foes are more powerful than the law. Based on a true story, this thriller from director Larysa Kondracki co-stars Monica Bellucci and David Strathairn.

    Directed by:

  • Larysa Kondracki
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Outsider
    rating:3.5

    The Outsider

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Devout young widow Rebecca Yoder (Naomi Watts) risks alienating her deeply religious, pacifist neighbors when she comes to the aid of Johnny Galt (Tim Daly), a ruthless, gun-toting stranger who was wounded in a fight. Soon, Rebecca finds herself torn between her growing feelings for Johnny and the approval of her community. Keith and David Carradine co-star in this frontier-era drama based on a novel by Penelope Williamson.

    Directed by:

  • Randa Haines
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Testament
    rating:3.4

    Testament

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    The Wetherly family copes with the news that nuclear bombs have been detonated across the country, and it's only a matter of time before one explodes near their own home. When it does, matriarch Carol tends to the newly orphaned children.

    Directed by:

  • Lynne Littman
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Drama
    Twilight
    rating:3.6

    Twilight

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't help but fall in love with him, a fatal move that endangers her own life when a coven of bloodsuckers try to challenge the Cullen clan.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Closer: Season 4
    rating:3.1

    The Closer: Season 4

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    L.A.'s top high-priority homicide detective, Brenda Johnson (Emmy nominee Kyra Sedgwick), returns to tackle more intriguing cases, such as the reappearance of a wanted psychopath, while trying to maintain her relationship with her fiancé, Fritz (Jon Tenney). This exciting and powerful fourth season blazes onto the screen as a murdered body is discovered in fire-ravaged Griffith Park.

    Directed by:

  • Arvin Brown
  • Rick Wallace
  • Elodie Keene
  • Scott Ellis
  • Michael M. Robin
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Nobody's Child
    rating:3.6

    Nobody's Child

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    Marlo Thomas won an Emmy for her performance of a mentally ill woman in this fact-based made-for-TV movie. After trying to commit suicide at age 16, Marie Balter (Thomas) spends the next 20 years in and out of institutions. Marie's nightmare is eased by kindly doctor Blackwell (Caroline Kava), who eventually discovers the correct treatment for her patient. Finally able to live a normal life, Marie sets her sights on marriage and a career.

    Directed by:

  • Lee Grant
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    City of Men
    rating:3.9

    City of Men

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on Fernando Meirelles' s acclaimed drama City of God, this Brazilian TV series navigates the slums of Rio de Janeiro, following the exploits of two teens coming of age in one of the city's infamous shantytowns. Blending scenes of uncompromising realism with humor, these episodes introduce 13-year-old best friends Laranjinha (Darlan Cunha) and Acerola (Douglas Silva), whose pluck and spirit prevail in the face of soul-crushing poverty.

    Directed by:

  • Fernando Meirelles
  • Katia Lund
  • Cesar Charlone
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Thrillers
    Aeon Flux
    rating:3.3

    Aeon Flux

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Aiming to hasten an uprising, the leader of an underground rebellion (Frances McDormand) dispatches acrobatic assassin Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron) to eliminate the government's top leader in this futuristic thriller based on the popular animated MTV show. It's the 25th century, and a rampaging virus has forced the remnants of humanity into seclusion. But political conflict swirls within, and the climate is ripe for revolution.

    Directed by:

  • Karyn Kusama
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Code
    rating:3.5

    The Code

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Deeply in debt to the Russian mob, master jewel thief Ripley recruits a talented burglar to help him pull off one more daring heist: filching two gem-encrusted Fabergé eggs worth a cool $20 million each.

    Directed by:

  • Mimi Leder
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Caveman's Valentine
    rating:3.3

    The Caveman's Valentine

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    After finding a frozen corpse near his cave in a New York City park, homeless recluse Romulus Ledbetter (Samuel L. Jackson) -- a former piano prodigy beset by delusions of harmful rays bombarding him from the Chrysler Building -- suspects foul play and investigates. But can the schizophrenic Romulus pull himself together long enough to catch the killer? Featuring a brilliant turn by Jackson, this engrossing thriller also stars Colm Feore.

    Directed by:

  • Kasi Lemmons
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    True Women
    rating:3.6

    True Women

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a true story, this adaptation of Janice Woods Windle's novel is set in the plains of West Texas during the Civil War. Sarah McClure (Dana Delany) and her sister, Euphemia (Annabeth Gish), struggle to survive in this male-dominated land. When their homestead falls under attack by Mexican rebels and American Indian tribesmen, the two must find a way to bring their family to safety before it's too late.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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