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Mysteries of the Deep: Legendary Shipwrecks: Lost Ships of the Mediterranean
rating:3.2

Mysteries of the Deep: Legendary Shipwrecks: Lost Ships of the Mediterranean

1999Runtime:0 minutes
Martin Sheen hosts this fascinating documentary series produced by the award-winning &NFi;National Geographic&NFi_; team. Plunge deep into the ocean and discover an eerie world of shipwrecks, steeped in secrets that hold the key to some of the most tragic maritime disasters in history. Also includes "Lost Ships of the Mediterranean."

Directed by:

  • Gail Willumsen
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Doctor Who: Planet of Fire
    rating:3.2

    Doctor Who: Planet of Fire

    1984Runtime:0 minutes
    This four-part "Doctor Who" serial finds the Doctor (Peter Davison), his companion Turlough (Mark Strickson) and the android Kamelion (Gerald Flood) touching down on the island of Lanzarote, where they arrive just in time for Turlough to save an American girl (Nicola Bryant) from drowning. But their chance meeting seems more than coincidence when she produces an object that bears the same symbol that's branded on Turlough's arm.

    Directed by:

  • Fiona Cumming
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Earth 2: The Complete Series
    rating:3.2

    Earth 2: The Complete Series

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    To locate healthy environs for her desperately ill son and the rest of humanity, Devon Adair (Debrah Farentino) ignores a government edict and assembles an expedition to set up an outpost on planet G889, 22 light-years away. But the space travelers' sabotaged ship lurches off course and crash-lands far from the target site. As the colonists traverse G889, they face not only perilous terrain but hostile natives in this intriguing sci-fi series.

    Directed by:

  • Jim Charleston
  • Janet Davidson
  • Sandy Smolan
  • Scott Winant
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Empires: Peter and Paul and the Christian Revolution
    rating:3.2

    Empires: Peter and Paul and the Christian Revolution

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This SBS-TV production examines the life of Peter and Paul and how they weathered persecution as they led the rise of Christianity, born thousands of years ago when Jesus preached his good word and was nailed to the cross for it. His believers kept his teachings alive in spite of the oppressive Roman Empire, which worked to kill the commitment of the faithful. Instead, the Empire failed and Christianity lives on.

    Directed by:

  • Margaret Koval
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Murderland
    rating:3.2

    Murderland

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Proving that murder is a multifaceted crime, this thriller about a slain prostitute (Lucy Cohu) is told from the viewpoints of three people: the woman's daughter, Carrie (Bel Powley); the investigating detective, Douglas Hain (Robbie Coltrane); and the victim herself. Alternating between the present and the past, the story scrutinizes Carrie's obsession with finding the killer and Hain's guilt over failing at his job.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Morshead
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    American Experience: Building the Alaska Highway
    rating:3.2

    American Experience: Building the Alaska Highway

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    During the dark early days of World War II, thousands of American soldiers began one of the most titanic construction efforts ever attempted -- the Alaska Highway, which would eventually span across the sub-Arctic wilderness of British Columbia, the Yukon Territory and Alaska. This documentary features interviews with highway workers, archival footage and, of course, breathtaking scenery. Part of the award-winning "American Experience" series.

    Directed by:

  • Tracy Heather Strain
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Gender Rebel
    rating:3.2

    Gender Rebel

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Elaine Epstein's captivating documentary explores the lives of three biological females who reject the conventional concepts of gender and see themselves not as female or male, but something in between. The camera follows these individuals as they encounter challenges at every turn -- from the strain on their relationships to confrontations from communities intolerant of their way of life -- and find a way to cope with social alienation.

    Directed by:

  • Elaine Epstein
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Barbershop Series
    rating:3.2

    The Barbershop Series

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on the hit Barbershop films, this original series from Showtime chronicles the continuing misadventures of Calvin, the somewhat reluctant inheritor of his father's business, and his motley crew of employees, associates and hangers-on.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Mendoza
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Grosse Pointe: The Complete Series
    rating:3.2

    Grosse Pointe: The Complete Series

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    From the creator of "Beverly Hills, 90210" comes this satire that goes behind the scenes of a fictional teen soap opera called "Grosse Pointe." And while the zip code might be different, this sharp comedy features plenty of familiar characters, including a backstabbing prima donna, a studly surfer dude and a heartthrob with a receding hairline. With a cast like this, the offscreen melodrama rivals the intrigue played out in front of the cameras.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Anders
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Rollergirls: Season 1
    rating:3.2

    Rollergirls: Season 1

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    This reality show follows a Texas roller derby team through the ups and downs of their breakneck, competitive sport. You'll meet Lux, Sister Mary Jane, Punky Bruiser, Miss Conduct, Venis Envy and the rest of the Rollergirls. Armed with vivacious personalities and racy outfits to boot, the ladies put their bodies on the line for the glory of their team. Then follow them out of the rink and discover their sometimes surprising other lives.

    Directed by:

  • Bradley Beesley
  • Dan Brown
  • Tina Gazzerro
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: Vol. 1
    rating:3.2

    Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: Vol. 1

    1976Runtime:0 minutes
    Emmy nominee Louise Lasser stars in Norman Lear's classic soap opera comedy about an average housewife in Ohio who deals with everyday stressors such as adultery, impotence, cults, UFOs, mass murder, exhibitionism and, of course, yellow wax buildup.

    Directed by:

  • Jim Drake
  • Joan Darling
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The True Story of Che Guevera
    rating:3.2

    The True Story of Che Guevera

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In the years since his death, revolutionary Che Guevara has attained iconic status. This documentary explores the truth behind the myths, delving into Guevara's plans to spread his philosophy throughout Latin America and his ultimate effect on the Cold War. Biographer Jon Lee Anderson takes viewers from Guevara's Argentine homeland to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution and reveals the CIA's plot to quell the activist's tide of change.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Wye Berry
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Too Hot Not to Handle
    rating:3.1

    Too Hot Not to Handle

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    A hundred years in the making, civilization's demand for fossil fuel has contributed to a global warming crisis, and this warning documentary reveals evidence of the damage in the United States. Heat waves, devastating storms, liquefying glaciers, the rise of sea level and circulation of disease are just some of the signs of impending disaster. This cautionary film examines the environmental dangers and the measures needed to reverse the trend.

    Directed by:

  • Maryann DeLeo
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Frasier: Season 9
    rating:3.1

    Frasier: Season 9

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    The doctor is in for the ninth season of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms. This season sees Frasier torn between two women; the further romantic developments between Niles and Daphne; and Martin's new job.

    Directed by:

  • Kelsey Grammer
  • David Lee
  • Katy Garretson
  • Sheldon Epps
  • Wil Shriner
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Cancer Warrior: Nova
    rating:3.1

    Cancer Warrior: Nova

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Join Dr. Judah Folkman as he shares his 40-year quest for a radically new cancer treatment, including the development of the much-touted drug Endostatin. As a young doctor, Dr. Folkman proposed that a tumor could not grow to be life-threatening if the blood supply to it were blocked. Now, Folkman invites cameras into his lab for a first-person look at the groundbreaking clinical research that offers hope to cancer patients.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Linde
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Bob the Builder: Race to the Finish
    rating:3.1

    Bob the Builder: Race to the Finish

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Bob the Builder and his crew are given the biggest project ever -- building Sunflower Valley's new stadium -- and he'll need all the help he can get from Wendy, Scoop, Muck, Roley and Lofty, plus two new pals, Gripper and Grabber.

    Directed by:

  • Steven Feldman
  • Fred Holmes
  • Brian Mack
  • Sarah Ball
  • Brian Little
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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