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Amor Real
rating:3.5

Amor Real

2004Runtime:0 minutes
True love threatens to tear a family apart in this epic Mexican serial set in the 1800s. Rich and beautiful Matilde falls in love with Adolfo, but her mother, Augusta, disapproves of the relationship when she learns Adolfo is poor. Augusta forces her daughter to marry rich and handsome Manuel Fuentes Guerra, but Matilde plays with fire by continuing to be with Adolfo. Adela Noriega, Fernando Colunga, Helena Rojo and Chantal Andere star.

Directed by:

  • Monica Miguel
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Just One of the Guys
    rating:3.5

    Just One of the Guys

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    When her essay about a woman posing as a male jock is scoffed at during a contest, a teenage journalist decides to prove her theory's feasibility by dressing up as one of her male peers and enrolling at a neighboring high school.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Gottlieb
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    You Are the One
    rating:3.5

    You Are the One

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    While applying for a visa to visit her family in America, Sally Malasmas (Toni Gonzaga) meets vice-consul Will Derby (Sam Milby) and romantic sparks fly -- then die after he denies her permit. But Sally senses an opportunity to get her visa when fate brings them together again as Will begins a search for his biological parents. Their growing attraction soon blossoms into love -- which is tested when personal issues separate Sally and Will.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Mirror Has Two Faces
    rating:3.5

    The Mirror Has Two Faces

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Middle-aged professor Rose Morgan (Barbra Streisand) is tired of being single and living with her mother (Lauren Bacall). Thus, when a colleague (Jeff Bridges), proposes, Morgan accepts. But Morgan's colleague is in love with her mind, and the marriage he proposed is a platonic one. Not surprisingly, more discontentment follows. Streisand directed this romantic comedy, which earned a Golden Globe for Bacall and an Oscar nomination for Best Song.

    Directed by:

  • Barbra Streisand
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Split Ends
    rating:3.5

    Split Ends

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    To save her successful hair salon and protect her quaint town from overdevelopment, Scottish-born small business owner Lizzie (Corinna May) enthusiastically joins forces with her loyal stylists, local citizens and a charming antique dealer (Richard Bekins). Inspired by events from writer Elizabeth Christensen's life, this cute romantic comedy also stars Vincent Pastore, Lawton Paseka and Peter McRobbie.

    Directed by:

  • Dorothy Lyman
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Yentl
    rating:3.5

    Yentl

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's story, this Oscar-winning musical stars Barbra Streisand as Yentl, the bookish daughter of a Talmud teacher who instructs her even though it's forbidden to teach the sacred text to girls. Determined to continue her schooling after her father dies, Yentl disguises herself as a boy to gain entry to a yeshiva. There, she meets the brilliant Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), who only has eyes for Hadass (Amy Irving).

    Directed by:

  • Barbra Streisand
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    You've Got Mail
    rating:3.5

    You've Got Mail

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    In this valentine to modern romance, book superstore magnate Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) and independent book shop owner Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet -- both blissfully unaware that he's trying to put her out of business. Director Nora Ephron's Golden Globe-nominated romantic comedy puts romance on the ropes -- and forces two people to make tough decisions about life, love and livelihood.

    Directed by:

  • Nora Ephron
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Outsider
    rating:3.5

    The Outsider

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Devout young widow Rebecca Yoder (Naomi Watts) risks alienating her deeply religious, pacifist neighbors when she comes to the aid of Johnny Galt (Tim Daly), a ruthless, gun-toting stranger who was wounded in a fight. Soon, Rebecca finds herself torn between her growing feelings for Johnny and the approval of her community. Keith and David Carradine co-star in this frontier-era drama based on a novel by Penelope Williamson.

    Directed by:

  • Randa Haines
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Hannah Free
    rating:3.5

    Hannah Free

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    One of them is a free-thinking butch lesbian, the other a married homemaker -- together, they've managed to sustain a decades-long love affair that's transcended time and place in this drama from helmer Wendy Jo Carlton. Sharon Gless -- a gay icon since her "Cagney & Lacey" days -- plays the "out" partner, Hannah, and Maureen Gallagher plays her married and now-comatose best friend and lover, Rachel, in this film based on a play by Claudia Allen.

    Directed by:

  • Wendy Jo Carlton
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Away from Her
    rating:3.5

    Away from Her

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Grant (Gordon Pinsent) plunges into an emotional abyss after moving his Alzheimer's-stricken wife (Julie Christie) to a nursing facility and keeping his distance for her benefit. When she turns her affections toward another man, waves of guilt for past behavior pass over Grant. Christie earned an Oscar nomination for portraying the fading yet graceful Fiona in this astute and solemn tale written and directed by Sarah Polley.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Polley
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Valley Girl
    rating:3.5

    Valley Girl

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    A punk named Randy (Nicolas Cage) from the wrong side of the Hollywood Hills falls for Julie (Deborah Foreman), a mall-dwelling Valley Girl, and they begin a Romeo-and-Juliet-like romance -- that is, until peer pressure gets to Julie and she cuts things off. But love-struck Randy refuses to give up on Julie. Will he convince her that they're meant to be together? Martha Coolidge directs this satire on life in Southern California in the 1980s.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    A Little Bit of Heaven
    rating:3.5

    A Little Bit of Heaven

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Marley Corbett (Kate Hudson) has always preferred to keep her romances relaxed and fun with no risk of commitment. After she discovers that she has terminal cancer, she thinks that she is done with love forever, but her wayward heart has other ideas. Dr. Julian Goldstein (Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal) keeps people at a distance to avoid emotional distress, but when the spirited Marley becomes his patient, he also discovers that love can change everything.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Kassell
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Going the Distance
    rating:3.5

    Going the Distance

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    New couple Erin (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett (Justin Long) don't want their summer fling to end, but Erin must move across the country to finish school. As the bicoastal lovers try to keep their relationship going, they experience the tricky challenges of living long-distance. Directed by established documentary filmmaker Nanette Burstein (The Kid Stays in the Picture), this romantic comedy also stars Christina Applegate and Ron Livingston.

    Directed by:

  • Nanette Burstein
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Hysteria
    rating:3.5

    Hysteria

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1880s London, forward-thinking young doctor Mortimer Granville has a difficult time keeping a job until he and an inventor friend concoct an electrifying solution to the rampant "hysteria" affecting England's sexually and socially repressed women.

    Directed by:

  • Tanya Wexler
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Run Away Home
    rating:3.5

    Run Away Home

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    After her family moves to a conservative town, teenager Tamara finds friendship with Brenda and starts dating Rusty. But when her mother contracts tuberculosis and is sent away, Tamara becomes responsible for keeping her family together.

    Directed by:

  • Gail Harvey
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    My Brilliant Career
    rating:3.5

    My Brilliant Career

    1979Runtime:0 minutes
    Refractory Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis) bucks 19th century societal conventions in this charming Australian film helmed by Gillian Armstrong. On Sybylla's path toward realizing her dream of artistic greatness, she casts aside a starchy suitor, exasperates her mother and confounds her grandmother. But when Sybylla falls for affluent landowner Harry Beecham (Sam Neill), she must choose between traditional marriage and pursuing her career ambitions.

    Directed by:

  • Gillian Armstrong
  • rating:3.5 3.5 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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