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Mississippi Damned
rating:4.4

Mississippi Damned

2009Runtime:0 minutes
While growing up in rural Mississippi, three children from an impoverished black family with a long history of violence, addiction and abuse separately attempt to escape their suffocating circumstances but encounter devastating setbacks. Starring Tessa Thompson, Chasity Kershal Hammitte and Malcolm Goodwin, writer-director Tina Mabry's riveting drama takes viewers on an intensely emotional journey filled with heartache and tragedy.

Directed by:

  • Tina Mabry
  • rating:4.4 4.4 Average Rating

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    Maria Holic: The Complete Series
    rating:4.3

    Maria Holic: The Complete Series

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Teenage boarding school student Kanako prefers girls to boys, especially since the mere thought of the opposite sex can give her a skin rash. So what's she to do when Mariya, the girl of her dreams, turns out to be a meanspirited cross-dressing boy? The quest for true love takes surprising twists and turns as Kanako peruses her school's selection of cute girls in this anime series based on the popular manga.

    Directed by:

  • Marina Inoue
  • rating:4.3 4.3 Average Rating

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    The Lost Valentine
    rating:4.3

    The Lost Valentine

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Jennifer Love Hewitt stars as a jaded TV reporter who receives a sentimental Valentine's Day news assignment: the story of Caroline Thomas (Betty White), who's waited 60 years for her pilot husband -- declared missing in action during WWII -- to return to her. After first scoffing at the assignment, the journalist finds she has much to learn from both the story and Caroline's unique demonstration of love, faith and remembrance.

    Directed by:

  • Darnell Martin
  • rating:4.3 4.3 Average Rating

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    Hipsters
    rating:4.3

    Hipsters

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In this hit Russian musical, a group of friends flaunts Soviet authority in 1950s Moscow by embracing jazz. When Communist Mels (Anton Shagin) falls for Polly (Oksana Akinshina), a free-spirited jazz fan, he risks losing his party membership by associating with her rebellious crew. Equally smitten, Polly introduces her new beau to jazz and other forbidden Western delights. Writer-director Valery Todorovsky helms this colorful take on the Cold War.

    Directed by:

  • Valery Todorovsky
  • rating:4.3 4.3 Average Rating

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    Lifted
    rating:4.3

    Lifted

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to Afghanistan.

    Directed by:

  • Lexi Alexander
  • rating:4.3 4.3 Average Rating

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    Rivals
    rating:4.2

    Rivals

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Struggling to settle in at a new school, 16-year-old Laurie Show (Jennifer Finnigan) makes friends with popular Michelle Lambert (Marnette Patterson), only to become ensnared in a web of jealousy that leads to murder in this made-for-cable shocker based on real events. When Michelle's beau makes a move on Laurie -- and ends up raping her -- Michelle mounts a crusade of terror against Laurie that causes her to fear for her life … with good reason.

    Directed by:

  • Norma Bailey
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    China Beach: Season 1
    rating:4.2

    China Beach: Season 1

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    This Emmy Award-winning drama series views the horrors of the Vietnam War as it unfolds in the late 1960s through the eyes of the medics and nurses who tend to the sick, wounded and dying. At the show's center is nurse Colleen McMurphy (Dana Delany). She's trying desperately to cling to her humanity even as she faces brutality and the less-obvious casualties of war every single day. Co-stars Nan Woods, Marg Helgenberger and Michael Boatman.

    Directed by:

  • Neema Barnette
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    Jane Eyre
    rating:4.1

    Jane Eyre

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    "Masterpiece Theatre" presents the Charlotte Brontë classic about the titular governess who, resist as she may, falls in love with her employer, Edward Rochester. Rochester feels the same way, but fate tears them apart.

    Directed by:

  • Susanna White
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    The Capture of the Green River Killer
    rating:4.1

    The Capture of the Green River Killer

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Abused teen Helen Remus (Amy Davidson) flees her trailer-park home to escape her stepfather and lands in the clutches of elusive serial killer Gary Ridgway (John Pielmeier). But Det. Dave Reichert (Tom Cavanagh) vows to flush out his vicious quarry. Putting his life on the line, Reichert embarks on a 20-year manhunt in which interviews with convicted killer Ted Bundy (James Marsters) lead to a startling breakthrough.

    Directed by:

  • Norma Bailey
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    Tomboy
    rating:4.1

    Tomboy

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Uncomfortable living as a girl, 10-year-old Laure decides to spend her childhood as Michael. When Michael's family moves to rural France, the child wins friends and comes to understand the complexities of gender.

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  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    Generation Kill
    rating:4.1

    Generation Kill

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    A platoon of young but highly trained Marines leads the charge of American forces during the 2003 invasion of Iraq in this gritty, Emmy-nominated HBO miniseries that highlights the challenges soldiers face on the front lines. Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Stark Sands and Jon Huertas head the cast in this realistic portrayal of war in the Middle East, based on a nonfiction book by Rolling Stone scribe Evan Wright.

    Directed by:

  • Susanna White
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    Jane Eyre
    rating:4.0

    Jane Eyre

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Ruth Wilson stars in the Charlotte Brontë classic about the titular governess who, resist as she may, falls in love with her employer, Edward Rochester. The moody and mysterious Rochester feels the same way, but fate tears them apart.

    Directed by:

  • Susanna White
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    My Tehran For Sale
    rating:4.0

    My Tehran For Sale

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    At a rave, Marzieh (Marzieh Vafamehr), an actress whose work is banned by the Iranian government, meets Saman (Amir Chegini), an artist who escaped such oppression by emigrating to Australia. When Saman proposes, Marzieh dreams of the freedom she'll find in his adopted home country. But fate seems to work against the couple, forcing Marzieh to decide how far she'll go for artistic liberty. Asha Mehrabi and Mobina Karimi co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Granaz Moussavi
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Related: Season 1
    rating:4.0

    Related: Season 1

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Four young women are making their way through New York City's concrete jungle, struggling with sex, marriage and independence along the way. Sound familiar? It should, since this WB drama comes from the same creative minds behind "Sex and the City" and "Friends." What makes this show different is that the protagonists are all sisters, with Jennifer Esposito, Kiele Sanchez, Lizzy Caplan and Laura Breckenridge playing the pretty siblings.

    Directed by:

  • Mimi Leder
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    City of God
    rating:4.0

    City of God

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Buscapé (Alexandre Rodrigues) is frightened he'll end up like the countless others around him -- troubled, violent or dead. But his saving grace is his photographer's eye, through which the stories of several people who live in his forsaken Cidade de Deus unfold. Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund direct this sobering look at life inside a Rio de Janeiro housing project, reputed to be one of the most dangerous parts of an otherwise magical city.

    Directed by:

  • Fernando Meirelles
  • Katia Lund
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Arranged
    rating:4.0

    Arranged

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    When Rochel (Zoe Lister Jones) and Nasira (Francis Benhamou) -- an Orthodox Jew and a Muslim, respectively -- meet as new teachers at a Brooklyn school, co-workers and students expect friction. But the women discover they have a shared expectation of entering into arranged marriages. As they experience tension between their traditional cultures and life in contemporary America, Rochel and Nasira form a special bond.

    Directed by:

  • Stefan C. Schaefer
  • Diane Crespo
  • rating:4.0 4.0 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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