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The Lost Valentine
rating:4.3

The Lost Valentine

2011Runtime:0 minutes
Jennifer Love Hewitt stars as a jaded TV reporter who receives a sentimental Valentine's Day news assignment: the story of Caroline Thomas (Betty White), who's waited 60 years for her pilot husband -- declared missing in action during WWII -- to return to her. After first scoffing at the assignment, the journalist finds she has much to learn from both the story and Caroline's unique demonstration of love, faith and remembrance.

Directed by:

  • Darnell Martin
  • rating:4.3 4.3 Average Rating

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    A New Leaf
    rating:4.1

    A New Leaf

    1971Runtime:0 minutes
    Having squandered his sizable inheritance, self-centered New York playboy Henry Graham (Walter Matthau) schemes to marry a wealthy woman -- and then kill her. But when his new bride, Henrietta (Elaine May), proves to be an innocent klutz, Henry starts to change. Soon Henry is disposing of his self-serving ways instead of his wife. Co-written and directed by May, this romantic comedy was nominated for two Golden Globes, including Best Picture.

    Directed by:

  • Elaine May
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    Jane Eyre
    rating:4.1

    Jane Eyre

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    "Masterpiece Theatre" presents the Charlotte Brontë classic about the titular governess who, resist as she may, falls in love with her employer, Edward Rochester. Rochester feels the same way, but fate tears them apart.

    Directed by:

  • Susanna White
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    Jane Eyre
    rating:4.0

    Jane Eyre

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Ruth Wilson stars in the Charlotte Brontë classic about the titular governess who, resist as she may, falls in love with her employer, Edward Rochester. The moody and mysterious Rochester feels the same way, but fate tears them apart.

    Directed by:

  • Susanna White
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
    rating:3.9

    Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Three best friends set off on an adventurous road trip/bachelor party in Spain after one of them becomes engaged. Along the way, they learn some lessons about themselves and each other that will change them forever.

    Directed by:

  • Zoya Akhtar
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    The Proposal
    rating:3.9

    The Proposal

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock, in a Golden Globe-nominated role) forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), to marry her. Directed by Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses), this romantic comedy also stars Craig T. Nelson and Mary Steenburgen as Andrew's parents, Joe and Grace, and Betty White as the outspoken Grandma Annie.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Fletcher
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    The Tango Lesson
    rating:3.9

    The Tango Lesson

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Writer-director Sally Potter also stars in this semiautobiographical drama. Frustrated with her latest movie script, a screenwriter flees to Paris, where she meets Pablo (Pablo Verón), a gifted tango dancer who changes her life. In exchange for dance lessons, she promises to cast Pablo in her film. Romance blossoms, but constant fighting threatens to undermine their partnership on the dance floor.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Potter
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    August Rush
    rating:3.9

    August Rush

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After cellist Lyla (Keri Russell) and guitarist Louis (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) share an enchanted night together, circumstances rip them apart, and the child (Freddie Highmore) produced by the union is raised by an opportunistic stranger (Robin Williams) who nurtures the boy's musical talent. Determined to find his parents, the boy -- known as August Rush -- relies on music to draw his mother and father to him. Terrence Howard co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Kirsten Sheridan
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Big
    rating:3.8

    Big

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Penny Marshall directs this whimsical comedy in which 12-year-old Josh yearns to be a grown-up, and when he makes that wish at a Coney Island fortunetelling machine, he awakens the next morning as a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks). Josh lands a job at a Manhattan toy company, where his child's-eye view helps him climb the ranks -- but he finds himself pining for all he left behind, despite the attention of a beautiful co-worker (Elizabeth Perkins).

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Just Wright
    rating:3.8

    Just Wright

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Good-hearted physical therapist Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) is looking for romance but keeps finding duds until she meets professional basketball player Scott McKnight (Common). When Scott suffers a major injury, it's up to Leslie to save his career. Leslie and Scott become close as they work together, but Leslie's beautiful, gold-digging childhood chum -- who is also Scott's estranged girlfriend -- threatens their relationship.

    Directed by:

  • Sanaa Hamri
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Catherine Cookson's The Glass Virgin
    rating:3.8

    Catherine Cookson's The Glass Virgin

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    When wealthy socialite Annabella Lagrange learns that her real mother is a madam at the local brothel, she flees the family estate with a childhood friend, and the two begin a new life in the working-class world.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    The Last Song
    rating:3.8

    The Last Song

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Miley Cyrus has top billing as 17-year-old Ronnie Miller, a rebellious former piano prodigy who doesn't hide her hostility after being sent off to spend the summer in Georgia with her estranged father (Greg Kinnear). Rebuffing her dad's attempts to reconnect, the aloof Ronnie begins to thaw when she meets beach volleyballer Will Blakelee (Liam Hemsworth). Kelly Preston also stars in this contemporary tearjerker based on the Nicholas Sparks novel.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Anne Robinson
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Pay It Forward
    rating:3.8

    Pay It Forward

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In this gentle drama from director Mimi Leder, young Trevor McKinney (Haley Joel Osment) responds to a school assignment with a plan to help three people who will, in turn, help three more, and so on, in an ever-widening circle. But Trevor touches more people than he expected, including his abused mother (Helen Hunt), his physically and emotionally scarred teacher (Kevin Spacey) and a journalist (Jay Mohr) who's investigating the plan.

    Directed by:

  • Mimi Leder
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Water
    rating:3.8

    Water

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After losing her husband to illness, 8-year-old Chuyia (Sarala) is forced to live out the rest of her days in a temple for Hindu widows, communing with 14 other women and a cruel headmistress who agrees to take her in. But it's through the trials of another widow, a beautiful prostitute named Kalyani (Lisa Ray) who's being courted by a man from a higher caste (John Abraham), that Chuyia learns the true restrictions of widowhood.

    Directed by:

  • Deepa Mehta
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Little Women
    rating:3.8

    Little Women

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel comes to life in this sensitive, soulful adaptation. Four sisters (including Winona Ryder, Claire Danes and Kirsten Dunst) and their mother (Susan Sarandon) battle life's vicissitudes in Civil War-era America after their father leaves to join the conflict. Brimming with compelling performances from a strong ensemble cast, Little Women breathes new cinematic life into a revered classic.

    Directed by:

  • Gillian Armstrong
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Hidden Places
    rating:3.8

    Hidden Places

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    This inspirational Depression-era drama from the Hallmark Channel stars Sydney Penny as Eliza, a recently widowed mother of two struggling to keep the family orchard afloat. But when her father-in-law dies and the mortgage comes due, all seems lost. Luckily, help arrives in the unlikely form of a mysterious drifter (Jason Gedrick) and the unfailing support of feisty Aunt Batty (Emmy nominee Shirley Jones), who urges Eliza to have faith.

    Directed by:

  • Yelena Lanskaya
  • rating:3.8 3.8 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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