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Paradise
rating:3.4

Paradise

1991Runtime:0 minutes
Willard (Elijah Wood), a 10-year-old who is dealing with his parents' break-up, comes to spend the summer with Lily and Ben Reed (Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson), whose own relationship is strained following the tragic death of their 3-year-old son. Their problems make it all the more difficult for Willard to acclimate to his new environment, until a young girl (Thora Birch) intervenes to become his friend and transforms all their lives.

Directed by:

  • Mary Agnes Donoghue
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Colt
    rating:3.4

    The Colt

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    In war-torn 1864 Virginia, trooper Jim Rabb's (Ryan Merriman) only solace after the loss of his brother is his mare, Jen, who gives birth to a colt. Although Jim's commanding officer sees the colt as a burden, the two horses soon endear themselves to the brigade. When they unexpectedly become used as pawns by the Confederates, however, Jim must risk everything to save the animals and his own honor.

    Directed by:

  • Yelena Lanskaya
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Aquamarine
    rating:3.4

    Aquamarine

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Two 12-year-olds (Emma Roberts and pop singer JoJo) get more than they bargained for when they discover sassy mermaid Aquamarine (Sara Paxton) lolling at the bottom of their beach club's pool, having come ashore to search for true love. Before you can say "fish out of water," the finned beauty develops a crush on a boy who works at the club and recruits the girls to help her capture his heart in this family comedy directed by Elizabeth Allen.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Allen
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Nearly No Christmas
    rating:3.4

    Nearly No Christmas

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Everyone at the North Pole is frantically preparing for Christmas until the cranky boiler Rumbletum breaks down, shutting down the toy factories and forcing Santa to visit the city to find the parts he needs to fix the aging machine. While Santa is away, Mrs. Claus and the elves struggle to keep turning out toys in time for the big day in this charming family film starring Michael Haigh and Mildred Woods

    Directed by:

  • Yvonne Mackay
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Big Green
    rating:3.4

    The Big Green

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna (Olivia d'Abo) attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant (Steve Guttenberg) whip them into shape. As they work overtime, the pair help kids build their self-esteem and also get involved in solving family squabbles. Holly Goldberg Sloan directs this underdog sports story.

    Directed by:

  • Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Baby Sitters Club
    rating:3.3

    The Baby Sitters Club

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    A new summer is on the horizon, and the girls of The Baby-Sitters Club can't wait to turn 13. While counting the days until their birthdays, they think of ways to make lots of money while having fun and meeting boys along the way. But most important is making sure their friendships are intact when all is said and done. Based on the series of children's books by Ann M. Martin, The Baby-Sitters Club stars Rachael Leigh Cook and Schuyler Fisk.

    Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Halloweentown / Halloweentown 2: Double Feature
    rating:3.3

    Halloweentown / Halloweentown 2: Double Feature

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    There's more adventure than you can shake a broomstick at in this Disney Channel double feature. Young Marnie's (Kimberly J. Brown) learning to deal with the magical powers she's inherited from her grandmother, Aggie (Debbie Reynolds), who happens to be a witch. In Halloweentown, Marnie discovers a secret portal and to an enchanted place where ghosts live apart from the human world. In Halloweentown II, Marnie has to stop the evil warlock Kalabar.

    Directed by:

  • Duwayne Dunham
  • Mary Lambert
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Herbie: Fully Loaded
    rating:3.3

    Herbie: Fully Loaded

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Lindsay Lohan stars as Maggie Peyton, the new owner of the freewheeling Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own. After rescuing Herbie from a junkyard, Maggie prepares to take on an auto racing champion.

    Directed by:

  • Angela Robinson
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Close to You
    rating:3.3

    Close to You

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Infatuated Manuel (John Lloyd Cruz) has loved his childhood friend Marian (Bea Alonzo) for many years but has always been far too bashful to tell her. Meanwhile, the lovely Marian has been carrying a torch for her ex-classmate Lance (Sam Milby). When Marian and Lance reunite, sparks fly -- forcing Manuel to decide whether he should share his long-held secret in this affecting love story from Filipino director Cathy Garcia-Molina.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Buddy
    rating:3.3

    Buddy

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Compassionate Long Island socialite Gertrude Lintz (Rene Russo) opens her home to a menagerie of critters, including chimps and an ailing baby gorilla, raising them as her children. But the shenanigans of the growing young gorilla -- dubbed Buddy -- become increasingly difficult for Gertrude to control in this family-oriented film costarring Robbie Coltrane and Paul Reubens. The story is based on events taken from Lintz's autobiography.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Thompson
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    True Heart
    rating:3.3

    True Heart

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Alone after a plane crash strands them in a remote region of Canada, two siblings are rescued by Khonanesta, a Native American who teaches them how to live in the wilderness. But the trio soon finds themselves wrangling with a band of poachers.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Cyran
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie
    rating:3.3

    Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Strawberry Shortcake and pals Orange Blossom, Ginger Snap, Angel Cake and Pupcake travel to the Land of Dreams. Their juicy mission is to stop the greedy Peculiar Purple Pieman from stealing all the dreams in Strawberryland. Join the colorful friends as they learn how working together can be a sweet dream. Sarah Heinke provides the voice of Strawberry Shortcake, the animated heroine popular with children and parents since 1980.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Wee Sing in the Big Rock Candy Mountains
    rating:3.3

    Wee Sing in the Big Rock Candy Mountains

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    This delicious musical adventure invites you on a journey with Lisa and her friends, the Snoodle Doodles, as they travel deep into a magical land that's out of this world! As you pass by forests of towering lollipops, streams of cool lemonade and mountains of yummy ice cream, you'll listen to more than 20 fun-filled songs that stress the importance of eating healthy food -- and the joy of having friends to share it with.

    Directed by:

  • Claudia Sloan
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Preacher's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Preacher's Wife

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    When God overhears a church preacher (Courtney B. Vance) despairing the potential loss of a youth center, he dispatches an angel (Denzel Washington) to help him out. Trouble is, the preacher isn't easily convinced that his guardian angel is the real thing. An inspired reworking of the uplifting 1940s movie The Bishop's Wife, The Preacher's Wife stars Washington and Whitney Houston at their dazzling best.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat: Live Show
    rating:3.2

    Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat: Live Show

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    The National Theatre's production of "The Cat in the Hat" is a lively, engaging performance for children of all ages. Based on the much-loved storybook by Dr. Seuss, this tale is colorfully adapted for the stage by director Katie Mitchell.

    Directed by:

  • Katie Mitchell
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Unstrung Heroes
    rating:3.2

    Unstrung Heroes

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Steven Lidz (Nathan Watt) is 12 years old, confused and angry. Overwhelmed by life with an ailing mother (Andie MacDowell) and an emotionally distant father (John Turturro), Steven runs off to live with his two eccentric uncles (Michael Richards and Maury Chaykin). There, he finds a measure of solace in his uncles' strange and endearing idiosyncrasies -- and makes the transition from boyhood innocence to a young man's understanding of life.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Keaton
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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