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Independent
Ride
rating:3.6

Ride

1998Runtime:0 minutes
Leta (Melissa De Sousa) has 24 hours to take a busload of inner-city youths -- all of them would-be rap stars -- to Miami for a photo shoot. Along the way, the motley crew of urban misfits will have to deal with their broken-down ride and their own dramas. This uplifting ensemble film co-stars Malik Yoba, Cedric the Entertainer, Sticky Fingaz and Kellie Shanygne Williams, with cameos from rap stars Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dr. Dre and Redman.

Directed by:

  • Millicent Shelton
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    According to Greta
    rating:3.3

    According to Greta

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Dumped on her grandparents (Ellen Burstyn and Michael Murphy) for the summer by her indifferent mother (Melissa Leo), acerbic and self-destructive teenager Greta (Hilary Duff) disrupts the elderly couple's staid life on the Jersey Shore in this coming-of-age melodrama. But eventually, a romance with a charming short-order cook (Evan Ross) and the unconditional love of her grandparents help Zoe face down her demons.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Bardawil
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Lost and Delirious
    rating:3.3

    Lost and Delirious

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Mary (Mischa Barton) doesn't want to attend the posh boarding school her father and stepmother have selected, but once there she quickly befriends her new roommates: the sophisticated Paulie (Piper Perabo) and the well-traveled Tory (Jessica Pare). Mary soon discovers that Paulie and Tory are more than friends -- not a problem for her. But when someone threatens to "out" the girls, the relationship ends, leaving Paulie heartbroken and desperate.

    Directed by:

  • Lea Pool
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Boynton Beach Club
    rating:3.2

    Boynton Beach Club

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Who says sex after 60 isn't sexy anymore? The residents of the Boynton Beach Club, an active retirement community, don't think so. Upon joining a bereavement support group, the lives of six individuals cross paths, opening the doors to dating again.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Seidelman
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Horror
    American Psycho
    rating:3.6

    American Psycho

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    With a chiseled chin and an iron physique, Patrick Bateman's looks make him the ideal yuppie -- and the ideal serial killer. That's the joke behind American Psycho, which follows a killer at large during the 1980s junk-bond boom. Bateman (Christian Bale) takes pathological pride in everything from his business card to his Huey Lewis CD collection, all the while plotting his next victim's vivisection.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Harron
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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    Near Dark
    rating:3.3

    Near Dark

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    In the dusty heart of the American southwest, innocent country boy Caleb (Adrian Pasdar) is handily seduced by a beautiful girl (Jenny Wright) into joining a pack of vicious drifters, which turns out to be no ordinary band of outlaws. Soon, Caleb is trapped in a nightmarish world of soulless evil and hellish mayhem that thrives on blood and absolute horror. This original vampire tale, co-starring Lance Henriksen, shocks with a ferocious bite.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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    Thrillers
    Edge of Madness
    rating:3.2

    Edge of Madness

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    When young Annie Herron (Caroline Dhavernas) travels west with her new husband, she anticipates happiness and a fresh start on their homestead. She never dreamed the man on whom she'd pinned her hopes would turn out to be an abusive drunk. Now, Annie's just stumbled into a remote town, half-crazed, claiming to have murdered the brute. The local constable must decide whether her story is true -- and what the penalty should be for her actions.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Wheeler
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Rich Man's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Rich Man's Wife

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    When the beautiful, young wife (Halle Berry) of a wealthy older man (Christopher McDonald) realizes that her prenuptial agreement benefits only her husband, she muses aloud about doing him in over drinks with a stranger. When hubby is killed in a botched carjacking, the grieving widow becomes the prime suspect. Plenty of twists and red herrings follow in this suspense drama with echoes of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers On a Train.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Holden Jones
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Twisted Seduction
    rating:3.1

    Twisted Seduction

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Applying his computerlike mind to the subject of dating, transplanted British mathematician David Grant (Tom Broadwell) searches all of Montreal for the perfectly compatible woman. But when he finds her (Caroline Brassard), Grant goes one step further and kidnaps her. Stealing a person's heart is one thing, but holding someone hostage based merely on statistical data seems like the antithesis of romance.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Adams
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Waking Madison
    rating:3.1

    Waking Madison

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Phone-sex operator Madison Walker (Sarah Roemer) suffers from multiple personalities -- a condition that may help her on-the-job role-playing but is destroying her personal life. To find some peace, she locks herself in her apartment and starts a video diary. Thus begins a 30-day quest for sanity, at the end of which Madison plans to kill herself if she hasn't reconciled her many identities in this indie thriller also starring Elisabeth Shue.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Brooks
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    Skellig: The Owl Man
    rating:3.4

    Skellig: The Owl Man

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When new kid on the block Michael (Bill Milner) befriends a mesmerizing man named Skellig (Tim Roth) who lives alone in a shed, their blossoming connection helps take Michael's mind off school bullies -- and his baby sister's increasingly troubling illness. Kelly Macdonald and Skye Bennett co-star in this family-friendly, made-for-television adaptation of David Almond's award-winning novel of the same name.

    Directed by:

  • Annabel Jankel
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Snow White
    rating:3.4

    Snow White

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This isn't the classic Disney version, but it's still a family favorite! This live-action TV version, brought to you by the producers of Hallmark Entertainment specials, stars Miranda Richardson as the Evil Queen and Kristin Kreuk as Snow White. Direction by Caroline Thompson (The Addams Family, Edward Scissorhands) and top-notch special effects provide a splendid new take on the Brothers Grimm's beloved fairy tale.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Thompson
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Adventures of Prince Achmed
    rating:3.6

    The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    1926Runtime:0 minutes
    Considered by many to be the first full-length animated film, the story of Lotte Reiniger's mesmerizing work is taken from &NFi;The Arabian Nights&NFi_;. A young prince named Achmed embarks on a series of great adventures, including uniting with Aladdin and the Witch of the Fiery Mountains to save a beautiful princess. Produced in Germany, this color-tinted film utilizes laboriously cut out silhouettes to tell its story.

    Directed by:

  • Lotte Reiniger
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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    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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