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Romance
A Little Bit of Heaven
rating:3.5

A Little Bit of Heaven

2011Runtime:0 minutes
Marley Corbett (Kate Hudson) has always preferred to keep her romances relaxed and fun with no risk of commitment. After she discovers that she has terminal cancer, she thinks that she is done with love forever, but her wayward heart has other ideas. Dr. Julian Goldstein (Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal) keeps people at a distance to avoid emotional distress, but when the spirited Marley becomes his patient, he also discovers that love can change everything.

Directed by:

  • Nicole Kassell
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Clueless
    rating:3.6

    Clueless

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Amy Heckerling's fresh adaptation of Jane Austen's novel &NFi;Emma&NFi_; follows the misadventures of meddlesome Beverly Hills high schooler Cher, who gets more than she bargained for when she gives a fashion-challenged student a makeover.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Heckerling
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Three Wishes
    rating:3.4

    Three Wishes

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    &NFb;&NFb_;A mysterious drifter (Patrick Swayze) and his dog move in with a struggling single mother (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) whose husband died in the Korean War. Does the stranger really have magical powers, or is he just a tall-tale spinner? Martha Coolidge (Valley Girl, Rambling Rose) directs this period romance with a touch of fantasy.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Children of the Century
    rating:3.2

    Children of the Century

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    This is the true story of the romance between burgeoning French author George Sand (Juliette Binoche) and a much younger poet, Alfred de Musset (Benoit Magimel), whom she meets when she flees to Paris in the early 1830s after leaving her husband. Sand's affair with Musset and her pre-feminist behavior make her the scandal of the city, as she develops the personality that would later make her one of the century's most famous literary figures.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Kurys
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Horror
    Spellbinder
    rating:3.1

    Spellbinder

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    When he saves young, homeless Miranda (Kelly Preston) from her abusive boyfriend, ruthless attorney Jeff Reed (Tim Daly) learns that until recently, the gorgeous girl was part of a coven of witches -- but he takes her under his wing (and into his bed) anyway. But soon, Jeff discovers that the coven has plans to make Miranda their next human sacrifice, and they don't intend to let a lawyer stand in their way.

    Directed by:

  • Janet Greek
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Mummy's Hand / The Mummy's Tomb
    rating:3.2

    The Mummy's Hand / The Mummy's Tomb

    1940Runtime:0 minutes
    In The Mummy's Hand, an expedition of archaeologists travels to Egypt in search of the undiscovered tomb of the princess Ananka -- a trip that turns to horror when they find the tomb guarded by a living mummy. In The Mummy's Tomb, a high priest travels with the living mummy Kharis to murder those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka.

    Directed by:

  • Christy Cabanne
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Pet Sematary
    rating:3.5

    Pet Sematary

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Dr. Louis Creed's (Dale Midkiff) family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable in director Mary Lambert's horror film based on a novel by Stephen King.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Lambert
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Temptation
    rating:3.2

    Temptation

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When Isabel (Caroline Haines) is brutally attacked by a serial rapist on her way home from a night out with friends, a female vampire named Aurelie (Rachel Waters) swoops in to save her with a drop of blood that turns her from death to immortal life. But Isabel then has only two days to decide whether she wants to live her newly resurrected life as a vampire. Catherine Taylor directs; Laura Evans and Damian Morter co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Taylor
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    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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    Wee Sing: Grandpa's Magical Toys
    rating:3.2

    Wee Sing: Grandpa's Magical Toys

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Join Grandpa and his magical toys for this colorful, Wee Sing musical treat. Peter and his friends spend an adventurous day at Grandpa's, where Peter finds himself reduced to the size of a toy! Filled with upbeat music and cheerful images, the Wee Sing programs are sure to brighten up a dreary day. The program features live action and special effects, and invites children and adults to sing along with more than 20 well-known tunes.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Shadburne
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Felicity: An American Girl Adventure
    rating:3.8

    Felicity: An American Girl Adventure

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on the popular American Girl series of dolls and books, this tale set in colonial Williamsburg follows 10-year-old Felicity Merriman (Shailene Woodley) as she becomes enamored with a beautiful mare and attempts to rescue the horse from its abusive owner. Along the way, the high-spirited girl learns valuable lessons of independence, responsibility and loyalty. John Schneider, Marcia Gay Harden and Kevin Zegers lead the supporting cast.

    Directed by:

  • Nadia Tass
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-riffic Double Feature
    rating:3.7

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-riffic Double Feature

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Irrepressible chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore star in a pair of wacky animated features. In Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Alvin's vivid imagination stirs up suspicions about secretive new neighbor Mr. Talbot. In Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, the trio finds themselves locked inside a theme park, where mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein re-creates his famous monster -- and strikes fear into the three little mischief-makers.

    Directed by:

  • Kathi Castillo
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Gay & Lesbian
    Better Than Chocolate
    rating:3.4

    Better Than Chocolate

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Scant hours before her uptight mother (Wendy Crewson) and brother move in with her, Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) meets the woman of her dreams (Christina Cox). Though Mom is oblivious to her daughter's sexual orientation, it's a tough thing to hide in close quarters. Meanwhile, Maggie's transgender friend (Peter Outerbridge) falls in love with the owner of the lesbian bookstore where Maggie works. Anne Wheeler directed this sexy romp about love and lust.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Wheeler
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Little Man
    rating:3.5

    Little Man

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Turning the camera lens on her own life, lesbian filmmaker Nicole Conn captures the heart-wrenching process of having a surrogate child with her life partner, political activist Gwen Baba, only to have the baby be born 100 days too early. Weighing just 1 pound with a heart the size of a cashew, the tiny infant Nicholas fights valiantly for his own survival while his parents fight to keep their commitment alive.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Conn
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Normal
    rating:3.5

    Normal

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Rural Illinois resident Roy (Tom Wilkinson) declares after his 25th wedding anniversary that he has always believed he's a woman trapped inside a man's body. This shocks and angers some in his family and community, but some are unexpectedly supportive. It's up to Roy's shell-shocked wife, Irma (Jessica Lange), his kids and the entire community to come to terms with this stunning revelation. The film earned three Golden Globe nominations.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Anderson
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in Love
    rating:3.3

    The Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in Love

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    While working part-time at her aunt's gas station, defiant tomboy Randy Dean (Laurel Holloman) falls in love with Evie Roy (Nicole Ari Parker), a rich, straight honor student who's already in a relationship. The two girls navigate the magical and confusing world of young love. Writer-director Maria Maggenti's touching and funny debut won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Independent Film in 1996.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Maggenti
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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