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Children & Family
Touching Wild Horses
rating:3.7

Touching Wild Horses

2002Runtime:0 minutes
When a family tragedy turns his world upside down, young Mark is sent to remote Sable Island, where his Aunt Fiona cares for wild horses. Can the creatures help Mark heal his emotional wounds?

Directed by:

  • Eleanore Lindo
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid
    rating:3.1

    Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Aspiring 9-year-old reporter Roxy Hunter (Aria Wallace) stumbles upon a whale of a story when she encounters a mute young girl (Ashleigh Rains) who seems to come from nowhere. The mystery deepens when Roxy discovers that the girl is actually a mermaid. But before she can write the story of her young career, Roxy must help her new friend get back home. Demetrius Joyette co-stars as Max, Roxy's faithful best friend.

    Directed by:

  • Eleanor Lindo
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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    Princess Protection Program
    rating:3.7

    Princess Protection Program

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    With her country in political turmoil, teenage princess Rosie enters a protection program and winds up relocating to rural America, where she makes new friends and learns a variety of life lessons.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Liddi
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Faith & Spirituality
    The Preacher's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Preacher's Wife

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    When God overhears a church preacher (Courtney B. Vance) despairing the potential loss of a youth center, he dispatches an angel (Denzel Washington) to help him out. Trouble is, the preacher isn't easily convinced that his guardian angel is the real thing. An inspired reworking of the uplifting 1940s movie The Bishop's Wife, The Preacher's Wife stars Washington and Whitney Houston at their dazzling best.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Household Saints
    rating:3.4

    Household Saints

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    In post-World War II New York, Joseph (Vincent D'Onofrio) wins Catherine (Tracey Ullman) in a pinochle game. They marry and have a daughter, Teresa (Lili Taylor), who becomes a religious zealot as she seeks purity through prayer -- much to the consternation of Teresa's boyfriend (Michael Imperioli) and parents. Director Nancy Savoca's third film is based on Francine Prose's novel of the same name.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Savoca
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Third Miracle
    rating:3.2

    The Third Miracle

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Deeply devout Helen O'Regan (Barbara Sukowa) is nominated for sainthood when her death causes a statue of the Virgin Mary to weep blood and cure a terminally ill girl. A skeptical priest (Ed Harris) is sent to investigate the miracles and prove that Helen was only human. But as he seeks a logical explanation in a realm supported by faith, he discovers his true purpose in life. Anne Heche co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Be Still
    rating:3.5

    Be Still

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In an age in which multitasking has become second nature, the idea of being "still" almost seems luxurious. Yet achieving stillness through Christian prayer is a spiritually rewarding practice that can change your life forever. In this inspirational program narrated by actor Judge Reinhold and co-directed by his wife, Amy, noted authors, ministers and educators discuss the techniques of contemplative prayer.

    Directed by:

  • David Kirkpatrick
  • Amy Reinhold
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Gay & Lesbian
    Patrik, Age 1.5
    rating:3.8

    Patrik, Age 1.5

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After moving from the city to a small town, gay couple Sven (Torkel Petersson) and Goran (Gustaf Skarsgård) adopt a child. But when Patrik (Thomas Ljungman) arrives in their lives, it turns out he's not 1.5 years old as they were told by the adoption agency -- he's a rebellious, homophobic 15-year-old. While the couple houses the angry boy until the mix-up is resolved, his presence causes them to reassess their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Ella Lemhagen
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Stranger Inside
    rating:3.3

    Stranger Inside

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Treasure Lee (Yolonda Ross) is a bad girl on the move ... out of "juvenile" and into the state penitentiary. There, she befriends Brownie (Davenia McFadden), a lifer who deals drugs, using an extended family of loyal girls who swear their undying allegiance to the cell-block mama. But Brownie's charisma shields a malevolence that just might put Treasure in harm's way.

    Directed by:

  • Cheryl Dunye
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Paris Was a Woman
    rating:3.2

    Paris Was a Woman

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Between the World Wars, Paris was the world's artistic capital, attracting cultural titans like Gertrude Stein and others. Through home movies and intimate storytelling, this documentary re-creates the mood of this unique female artistic community.

    Directed by:

  • Greta Schiller
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Saving Face
    rating:3.5

    Saving Face

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Dutiful daughter Wil (Michelle Krusiec) sidesteps her mother's (Joan Chen) attempts to marry her off in Alice Wu's romantic comedy. At 28, Wil's the old maid of her traditional Chinese family, so there's no way she can tell them about her budding lesbian romance with Vivian (Lynn Chen). But her widowed mom has her own problems, as she learns she's pregnant at 48. Kicked out by her disapproving father, she seeks refuge at Wil's place.

    Directed by:

  • Alice Wu
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Television
    My Big Fat Greek Life: The Entire Series
    rating:3.1

    My Big Fat Greek Life: The Entire Series

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Nia Vardalos stars in this sitcom inspired by the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," as lovable Nia and her charming WASP husband, Ian (Steven Eckholdt), return from their honeymoon and embark on newlywed life alongside Nia's traditional Greek family. This collection includes all seven episodes of the short-lived television series, which pokes fun at extended family and the couple's attempts to adjust to married life.

    Directed by:

  • Peter Bonerz
  • Pamela Fryman
  • Gail Mancuso
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 5
    rating:3.8

    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 5

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Back to her practice after having her baby, Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn (Jane Seymour) deals with the ever-increasing pressures of being a working mother and battles a malpractice suit in Season 5 of the Emmy Award-winning series. Her Boston society days well behind her, Dr. Mike braves life on Colorado's open range with mountaineer husband Byron (Joe Lando) and three adopted children. Guest stars include Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.

    Directed by:

  • Terrence O'Hara
  • Bethany Rooney
  • James Keach
  • Gwen Arner
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Midsomer Murders: Second Sight
    rating:3.8

    Midsomer Murders: Second Sight

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Faith and science collide when Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and Detective Sgt. Dan Scott (John Hopkins) arrive in Midsomer Mere to investigate a bizarre murder that left its victim with scorch marks on his head. The situation grows stranger still when Barnaby and Scott learn that the townsfolk have the ability to see into the future, and Barnaby can't shake the feeling that he's seen one of them somewhere before.

    Directed by:

  • Richard Holthouse
  • Renny Rye
  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    The Women of Brewster Place
    rating:3.9

    The Women of Brewster Place

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Booted out of her parents' house after refusing to identify her unborn baby's father, Mattie Michael moves to a run-down housing project on Brewster Place, where she joins a group of strong-minded women battling poverty, bigotry and other woes.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Deitch
  • rating:3.9 3.9 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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