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The Railway Children
rating:3.7

The Railway Children

2000Runtime:0 minutes
Set at the turn of the 20th century, The Railway Children tells the story of three Edwardian children and their mother who move to a country house in Yorkshire after their father is mysteriously taken away by the police. The children become fascinated by a nearby railroad, waving to passengers daily and befriending some of the travelers -- one old gentleman in particular. Can he help solve the mystery of their missing father?

Directed by:

  • Catherine Morshead
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Paris: Luminous Years
    rating:3.7

    Paris: Luminous Years

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    In the early 20th century, Paris was the glittering crossroad of the avant-garde art world, where Pablo Picasso mingled with Gertrude Stein and Jean Cocteau, and this vivid documentary charts its conversion from creative hotbed to cultural zeitgeist. Radicals in dance, film, music and literature flocked from all over, and key figures such as Ernest Hemingway, Marc Chagall and Marcel Duchamp recount their roles in the historic birth of modernity.

    Directed by:

  • Perry Miller Adato
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    A Family Undertaking: POV
    rating:3.7

    A Family Undertaking: POV

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Before the Civil War, preparing the dead for burial and funeral rites generally fell to friends and family members of the deceased. The 20th century saw the rise of the professional undertaker, a trend that changed American attitudes toward death and distanced grievers from their loved ones. This eye-opening film uncovers a growing movement advocating a return to a more traditional, personal approach to honoring the dead.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Westrate
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Alien Nation: The Complete Series
    rating:3.7

    Alien Nation: The Complete Series

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on the 1988 film starring James Caan and Mandy Patinkin, this sci-fi series follows the exploits of Los Angeles police detectives Matthew Sykes (Gary Graham) and George "Sam" Francisco (Eric Pierpoint) -- who's actually an alien sent to Earth to live among humans. Sykes, however, is unaware of his partner's secret identity. Michele Scarabelli co-stars as George's mate, Susan, with Terri Treas playing Sykes's alien neighbor.

    Directed by:

  • Gwen Arner
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 1
    rating:3.7

    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 1

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    This beloved Emmy Award-winning series, which was canceled amid much furor after six seasons, stars Jane Seymour (dubbed "Hollywood's English Rose") as a female physician facing the challenges of frontier life. Fans and newbie viewers will enjoy this complete first season as Dr. Michaela Quinn (Seymour) arrives in Colorado Springs, falls in love with Sully (Joe Lando) and meets General Custer when he rides into town.

    Directed by:

  • Jeremy Kagan
  • Chuck Bowman
  • Victoria Hochberg
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Thirtysomething: Season 1
    rating:3.6

    Thirtysomething: Season 1

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Winner of several Emmy and Golden Globe awards, this dramatic ensemble series from producers Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz ("My So-Called Life") centers on a group of suburbanites grappling with the challenges of marriage, career and parenthood. Ken Olin, Mel Harris, Patricia Wettig ("Brothers and Sisters") and Timothy Busfield ("Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") lead the impressive cast of the groundbreaking show.

    Directed by:

  • Marshall Herskovitz
  • Edward Zwick
  • John Pasquin
  • Tom Moore
  • Claudia Weill
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    What Darwin Never Knew: NOVA
    rating:3.6

    What Darwin Never Knew: NOVA

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Travel to the Galapagos Islands and the Arctic, examine the dramatic increase in animal variety half a billion years ago and visit research labs to explore questions Darwin couldn't answer in this fascinating installment of "Nova." More than a century after the publication of Darwin's groundbreaking &NFi;On the Origin of Species&NFi_;, scientists in the exciting new field of "evo devo" have begun linking evolution to embryo development in unexpected ways.

    Directed by:

  • John Rubin
  • Rushmore DeNooyer
  • Serena Davies
  • Sarah Holt
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Persuaders: Frontline
    rating:3.6

    The Persuaders: Frontline

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    PBS's long-running television series "Frontline" examines the inner workings of advertising and public relations and the men and women -- dubbed "persuaders" -- whose job it is to influence the buying habits of today's consumers. See how they research the preferences of shoppers, pique their interest, entice them to part with their hard-earned money, and get their own messages across in an increasingly complicated and tech-savvy world.

    Directed by:

  • Barak Goodman
  • Rachel Dretzin
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Rain Shadow: Series 1
    rating:3.6

    Rain Shadow: Series 1

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This program includes the first six episodes of the poignant drama series about two female veterinarians -- a newcomer and her wizened boss (Rachel Ward) -- who work together under the harsh conditions of the Australian Outback. In this inaugural season, the two women fight to save their farming community from a sheep blight they must conceal from authorities while also discovering some surprising truths about one another.

    Directed by:

  • Shawn Seet
  • Fiona Banks
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs
    rating:3.6

    50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Including interviews with top statesmen from both sides, this comprehensive PBS documentary traces the course of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, from the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 to the 1993 Oslo Accords and beyond. Leaders such as Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat; generals and soldiers from both camps; and even Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Bill Clinton all share their perspective on this contentious conflict.

    Directed by:

  • Norma Pery
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    What Are Dreams?: Nova
    rating:3.6

    What Are Dreams?: Nova

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    The stuff of dreams -- not just the content, but the circuitry and neurological coding, too -- is the subject of this penetrating "Nova" inquiry into the most mystifying of human activities. Researchers are taking a variety of investigative tacks, from "eavesdropping" on sleeping rats to methodical studies of thousands of dreams, in an effort to fill in the blanks of understanding. Their findings give tantalizing glimpses of the mind at rest.

    Directed by:

  • Charles Colville
  • Sarah Holt
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Chuck Jones: Extremes and in Betweens, a Life in Animation
    rating:3.6

    Chuck Jones: Extremes and in Betweens, a Life in Animation

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This "Great Performances" biography examines the life works of one of Hollywood's most celebrated animators, Chuck Jones -- best known for the Warner Brothers cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig and the Road Runner. Featured are behind-the-scenes descriptions of how an animated film is made, plus clips from Jones's most endearing and enduring cartoons.

    Directed by:

  • Margaret Selby
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Independent's Day
    rating:3.6

    Independent's Day

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    At once enlightening, humorous and brutally honest, Marina Zenovich's documentary, which was originally broadcast on the Sundance Channel, explores the world of independent filmmaking by taking us behind the scenes at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. The film compiles interviews with the likes of Steven Soderbergh, Kevin Smith and festival head Robert Redford as it probes the many obstacles indie filmmakers faced in the mid-1990s.

    Directed by:

  • Marina Zenovich
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Crusade: The Complete Series
    rating:3.6

    Crusade: The Complete Series

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    The sci-fi series "Crusade" survived for only 13 episodes during its first -- and last -- season on the air. The show follows the crew of the spaceship Excalibur and their efforts to cope while residents of Earth are stricken by a deadly epidemic.The team must find a cure deep in space for the plague, a mandate that's not only difficult but extremely dangerous. And the clock is ticking. ...

    Directed by:

  • Janet Greek
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 3
    rating:3.6

    Legion of Super Heroes: Vol. 3

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Superman teams with some of DC Comics' best-known teen superheroes -- including Brainiac 5, Lighting Lad and Phantom Girl -- to fight crime in the 31st century in this third volume of Season 1 episodes from the Saturday morning cartoon hit. Since the Man of Steel can stay in the future only for so long, the teens will have to hold tryouts to find his replacement. Could an iron-clad mutant named Ferro Lad be the hero they've been looking for?

    Directed by:

  • Ben Jones
  • Lauren Montgomery
  • Tim Maltby
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    America: The Story of Us
    rating:3.6

    America: The Story of Us

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Experience American history like never before with this television miniseries, narrated by Liev Schreiber, that highlights such momentous events as the arrival of the Pilgrims, the American Revolution, the Civil War and the incredible lunar landing.

    Directed by:

  • Nick Green
  • Marion Milne
  • Andrew Chater
  • Jenny Ash
  • Clare Beavan
  • Renny Bartlett
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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