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Faith & Spirituality
Iron Jawed Angels
rating:3.9

Iron Jawed Angels

2004Runtime:0 minutes
From 1912 to 1920, a group of fiery young suffragettes led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor) band together to wheedle the United States into adapting a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Along the way, they incur the wrath of President Woodrow Wilson (Bob Gunton) and anger other suffragette leaders (Anjelica Huston and Lois Smith). Directed by Katja von Garnier.

Directed by:

  • Katja von Garnier
  • rating:3.9 3.9 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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    Hidden Heroes
    rating:3.1

    Hidden Heroes

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Through narratives, period film and still photographs, this compelling documentary chronicles the harrowing stories of Dutch Jews who were persecuted and methodically isolated at the hands of the Nazis. The subjects -- all children during World War II -- recount their resonating tales of terror and subsequent deliverance thanks to the brave Dutch souls of the resistance, who saw the fallacy in Adolf Hitler's extermination plan.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Pascal
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Trouble with Angels
    rating:3.8

    The Trouble with Angels

    1966Runtime:0 minutes
    Two teens turn a staid convent upside down with their youthful glee and zany antics. Although the pair gets in trouble for transgressions like invading the nuns' quarters and substituting soap for sugar in the kitchen, their charm wins everyone over.

    Directed by:

  • Ida Lupino
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Horror
    Blood & Chocolate
    rating:3.3

    Blood & Chocolate

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After moving from America to Bucharest, Romania, a teenage werewolf finds herself torn between loyalty and love when she falls for a human and incurs the ire of the pack leader -- who's planning to make her his mate.

    Directed by:

  • Katja von Garnier
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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    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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    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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    Comedy
    The Nanny Diaries
    rating:3.2

    The Nanny Diaries

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    College-educated Annie Braddock (Scarlett Johansson) gets a crash course in child care when she plays nanny to the 4-year-old son of grossly dysfunctional parents (Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti) in this all-star comedy from director Shari Springer Berman (American Splendor). The film was adapted from the best-selling novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, who based their book on their experiences working for Manhattan's wealthiest families.

    Directed by:

  • Shari Springer Berman
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Secret World of Alex Mack: Season 1
    rating:3.8

    The Secret World of Alex Mack: Season 1

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Junior high is rarely easy -- just ask 13-year-old Alex Mack (Larisa Oleynik), whose humiliating first day ends with her being almost hit by a truck and then doused by a mystery chemical. Now, endowed with supernatural powers, Alex must rely on her genius sister and her best friend to help her hide them so that the chemical company doesn't use her as a lab guinea pig. Jessica Alba guest stars in this popular Nickelodeon series from the 1990s.

    Directed by:

  • Peter Lauer
  • Christopher T. Welch
  • Allison Liddi
  • Sean McNamara
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Black Sheep
    rating:3.6

    Black Sheep

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    When Albert runs for governor, his team moves to keep his slow-witted brother, Mike, out of the media. To baby-sit Mike, the campaign assigns Steve, who gets the experience of a lifetime when he tries to take Mike out of town during the election.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Spheeris
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Carolina
    rating:3.4

    Carolina

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    In this romantic comedy featuring Shirley MacLaine as a wacky grandma, Southern girl Carolina (Julia Stiles) envisions an entirely different existence for herself, far from the maddening mix that is her family. So, she leaves home for California, where she hopes she'll find some tranquility. But her efforts are soon wasted when she finds herself torn between two men. Who will win her heart?

    Directed by:

  • Marleen Gorris
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Television
    Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: Mystery of the Blue Train
    rating:3.8

    Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: Mystery of the Blue Train

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Riding the Blue Train through France on her way to the Riviera, British heiress Katherine Grey (Georgina Rylance) gets pulled into an investigation of the murder of Ruth Kettering (Jaime Murray), a wealthy American woman. David Suchet reprises his role as famed Belgian inspector Hercule Poirot in this made-for-television adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic mystery novel, co-starring Elliott Gould as the victim's millionaire father.

    Directed by:

  • Hettie MacDonald
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Bonekickers
    rating:3.1

    Bonekickers

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    The outspoken Dr. Gillian Magwilde (Julie Graham) and her bold team of archaeologists dig their way through history in each installment of the BBC drama, which takes viewers back to the Crusades, the slave trade, King Arthur's days and much more. The cast also includes Hugh Bonneville as Prof. Gregory Parton -- who wears a hat much like that other great bonekicker, Indiana Jones -- and Adrian Lester as gentle scholar Dr. Ben Ergha.

    Directed by:

  • James Strong
  • Sarah O'Gorman
  • Nick Hurran
  • Iain B. MacDonald
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    How the Earth Changed History
    rating:4.2

    How the Earth Changed History

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Iain Stewart hosts this fascinating exploration of Earth's long history. But instead of highlighting humankind's influence on the planet, the program looks at the planet itself and how changes in climate and geology have affected humankind. With the aid of stunning HD camerawork, the series paints a vibrant picture of our world -- and the often-unseen role it can play in determining our activities.

    Directed by:

  • Matthew Gyves
  • Annabel Gillings
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs
    rating:3.6

    50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Including interviews with top statesmen from both sides, this comprehensive PBS documentary traces the course of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, from the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 to the 1993 Oslo Accords and beyond. Leaders such as Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat; generals and soldiers from both camps; and even Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Bill Clinton all share their perspective on this contentious conflict.

    Directed by:

  • Norma Pery
  • 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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