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Mansfield Park
rating:3.8

Mansfield Park

1999Runtime:0 minutes
In this period drama loosely based on Jane Austen's most autobiographical novel, penniless heroine Fanny Price (Frances O'Connor) is sent to live with wealthy relatives in 1800s England, where her wit and writing talent find the room -- and circumstance -- to grow. Her friendship with cousin Edmund (Jonny Lee Miller) evolves into a deep love, but Fanny is pursued by an eager suitor (Alessandro Nivola), whose sister is after Edmund.

Directed by:

  • Patricia Rozema
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Universal Signs
    rating:3.8

    Universal Signs

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Struggling to cope with depression and anger in the aftermath of a tragedy, tormented deaf artist Andrew (Anthony Natale) gradually begins to come out of his shell by forming an exhilarating new relationship with lovely librarian Mary (Sabrina Lloyd). An innovative silent film that utilizes American Sign Language and English subtitles, this touching drama also stars Margot Kidder, Robert Picardo and Deanne Bray.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Calamia
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Monsoon Wedding
    rating:3.7

    Monsoon Wedding

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    As the monsoon rains loom in director Mira Nair's romantic drama, Lalit Verma (Naseeruddin Shah) and his extended family reunite for the last-minute arranged marriage of his daughter Aiditi (Vasundhara Das) in New Delhi. But long-guarded secrets threaten to tear the family apart. As wedding preparations proceed, five stories intersect, highlighting different aspects of love and crossing boundaries of class and continent.

    Directed by:

  • Mira Nair
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Love & Basketball
    rating:3.7

    Love & Basketball

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    It's about winning, losing and playing the game. Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) grow up next door to each other playing basketball, fighting and falling in love. When simultaneous turns in the big leagues throw their off-court relationship off-kilter, the pair discovers that very little is fair in Love & Basketball. Spike Lee produced this warm, witty film.

    Directed by:

  • Gina Prince
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
    rating:3.7

    Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Georgia Nicolson (Georgia Groome) has two goals in life: Get a gorgeous boyfriend, and throw the best 15th birthday party … ever. No. 1 looks within reach when hottie Robbie (Aaron Johnson) arrives in school. That is, until Georgia's archnemesis is spotted with him. Adding to Georgia's troubles are some serious family problems back home. Luckily, she's got her cat Angus and her best mates in the Ace Gang in this winning British teen comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Courage to Love
    rating:3.7

    The Courage to Love

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This made-for-TV drama set in antebellum New Orleans stars Vanessa Williams as Henriette Delille, the first African-American canonized by the Vatican. A mixed-race woman who repudiates the hypocrisy of race, class and convention, Henriette chooses to accept a divine calling to help the downtrodden by founding a combination medical treatment center and school for the French community's black population. Diahann Carroll and Stacy Keach costar.

    Directed by:

  • Kari Skogland
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Om Shanti Om
    rating:3.7

    Om Shanti Om

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In the 1970s, small-time actor Om (Shah Rukh Khan) falls in love with superstar Shanti (Deepika Padukone), but the two of them are later killed in a suspicious on-set fire. When he's reincarnated 30 years later, Om is determined to punish the person who ignited the blaze. In his former life, he swears he saw Shanti's secret husband (Arjun Rampal) set fire to the set … which means his only chance to expose the truth is to have the movie remade.

    Directed by:

  • Farah Khan
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Holiday
    rating:3.7

    The Holiday

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Stuck in a vicious cycle of dead-end relationships with two-timing men, Los Angeles resident Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and Londoner Iris (Kate Winslet) decide to swap homes. In the process, their trade paves the way for romances they never imagined possible. This charming comedy from writer-director Nancy Meyers features an all-star cast that includes Jude Law, Jack Black, Edward Burns and Rufus Sewell.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Meyers
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Mermaid
    rating:3.7

    The Mermaid

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    As a little girl, Alisa (Mariya Shalayeva) always believed the fantasy that she could make any wish come true. But as a young woman, she must quickly adapt to grim reality when she moves to Moscow with her mother. In the big city, Alisa meets Sasha (Yevgeni Tsyganov), a depressive heavy drinker who has a terrible tendency of putting his life in danger -- and who may prove to be her undoing.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Melikyan
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Catherine Cookson Collection: The Glass Virgin
    rating:3.7

    The Catherine Cookson Collection: The Glass Virgin

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    This romantic tale stars Emily Mortimer (Match Point) as Annabella Lagrange, a wealthy young socialite whose life is dramatically altered when she learns that she is, in fact, the daughter of one of her father's mistresses. Upon her discovery, Annabella rejects her sheltered life and leaves with Manuel Mendoza (Brendan Coyle), a family employee and childhood friend. Thrust into a new world, she finds love and a new sense of self-worth.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Little Dorrit
    rating:3.7

    Little Dorrit

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Through a relationship with seamstress Little Dorrit, a well-meaning middle-aged man is drawn into the plight of a group of debtor prisoners in this award-winning adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel.

    Directed by:

  • Christine Edzard
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Monica & David
    rating:3.7

    Monica & David

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Documentarian Alexandra Codina explores the nuances of love and commitment in this cinematic portrait of a soon-to-be married couple with Down syndrome, and the proud but protective mothers who have long shielded them from life's cruel realities. Monica and David don't expect to live a completely independent life. But as adults, they want the same chance that any other "normal" married couple has to succeed or fail.

    Directed by:

  • Alexandra Codina
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Across the Universe
    rating:3.7

    Across the Universe

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In this musical mix of live action and animation featuring songs by the Beatles, Liverpool dock worker Jude falls for Lucy on an excursion to America in the 1960s. But when Lucy's brother is drafted, Jude and Lucy take a stand as anti-war activists.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Taymor
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    An Education
    rating:3.7

    An Education

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Jenny's (Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan) Oxford-bound teen life is a bore in 1961 London until she's given a different kind of education after being immersed in the beguiling but hazardous world of much-older David (Peter Sarsgaard). Even Jenny's parents, Jack (Alfred Molina) and Marjorie (Cara Seymour), are intrigued by him, but her unimpressed teacher (Olivia Williams) works to keep Jenny's entire future from crumbling under David's influence.

    Directed by:

  • Lone Scherfig
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Mostly Martha
    rating:3.7

    Mostly Martha

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This tragicomic tale follows an uptight professional chef named Martha, who finds her world turned upside down when she takes in her newly orphaned niece, Lina, and tries her hand at parenting.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Nettelbeck
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Entre Nous
    rating:3.7

    Entre Nous

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, this film beautifully captures the rare friendship that blossoms between two married women, Lena Weber (Isabelle Huppert) and Madeleine (Miou-Miou), living in WWII France, 1942. They attempt to defy the social rules of their time in order to escape their unfulfilling lives. Written and directed by Diane Kurys, who was inspired by her parents' relationship and the woman who came between them.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Kurys
  • rating:3.7 3.7 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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