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Pariah
rating:3.6

Pariah

2011Runtime:0 minutes
Brooklyn teen Alike (Adepero Oduye) is a model child around her devoutly religious family, but she sheds the good-girl image to reveal a harder side during a nightclub excursion with butch pal Laura (Pernell Walker) in this coming-of-age tale of urban identity and sexual expression. With curfew looming and her parents none the wiser, Alike must catch the bus back home, where she faces the complex negotiation of her contradictory worlds.

Directed by:

  • Dee Rees
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Doctor
    rating:3.6

    The Doctor

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Surgeon Jack MacKee (William Hurt) doesn't exactly have the most nurturing bedside manner; in fact, he regards his patients as specimens rather than people. In a reversal of fortune, MacKee learns that he has cancer and begins to aspire to a higher moral plateau of love and compassion with patients. He's helped in his mission via a special bond he forges with a fellow cancer victim (Elizabeth Perkins).

    Directed by:

  • Randa Haines
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Ballet Shoes
    rating:3.6

    Ballet Shoes

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    An unusual explorer named Gum (Richard Griffiths) and his kindly niece (Emilia Fox) adopt three orphans -- Pauline (Emma Watson), Petrova (Yasmin Paige) and Posy (Lucy Boynton) -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. Together, they nurture their passions for acting, aviation and ballet in this charming TV adaptation of Noel Streatfield's novel.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Goldbacher
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Sea Change
    rating:3.6

    The Sea Change

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Having endured a dreadful upbringing spent in foster homes and institutions, Nikki (Natalie Press) sets out to murder the birth mother (Janet McTeer) who abandoned her. But while carrying out her plan, Nikki meets a likable half brother (Colin Morgan) who drastically alters her outlook. Based on the novel Island by Jane Rogers, this psychological drama captures the tension of Nikki's internal struggle as she's torn between revenge and redemption.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Mitchell
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Night Catches Us
    rating:3.6

    Night Catches Us

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    After growing up during the tumultuous 1960s, ex-Black Panther Marcus (Anthony Mackie) returns to his home in Philadelphia in 1976 and reconnects with Pat (Kerry Washington), the widow of a Panther leader. Marcus befriends Pat's young daughter and attempts to conquer his demons. Interfering with Marcus's good intentions are the neighborhood's continuing racial and social conflicts, as well as old enemies and friends -- both with scores to settle.

    Directed by:

  • Tanya Hamilton
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
    rating:3.6

    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    As an asteroid hurtles toward Earth, a man whose wife has abandoned him spends the planet's final days on a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. But a lovely neighbor who tags along for the ride complicates his plans.

    Directed by:

  • Lorene Scafaria
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Disappearing Acts
    rating:3.6

    Disappearing Acts

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Music teacher Zora Banks (Sanaa Lathan) yearns for a successful career as a singer-songwriter -- and for a decent man in her life. While moving into a new brownstone, Zora meets rough-edged construction worker Franklin Swift (Wesley Snipes), and the two hit it off. But when certain secrets come to light, their burgeoning romance starts to unravel. John Amos costars in this made-for-cable-TV movie based on Terry McMillan's best-selling novel.

    Directed by:

  • Gina Prince
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Secret Life of Words
    rating:3.6

    The Secret Life of Words

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After surviving the war in Yugoslavia, taciturn nurse Hanna heads to Ireland for some relaxation. But when she hears about an oil-rig accident off the coast, she agrees to tend to a heroic burn victim, who changes her life.

    Directed by:

  • Isabel Coixet
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Blue Butterfly
    rating:3.6

    The Blue Butterfly

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    The fact that entomologist Alan Osborne (William Hurt) is at the height of his career doesn't stop precocious 10-year-old Pete Carlton (Marc Donato) from asking him to grant his life's wish: the opportunity to catch a rare Blue Morpho butterfly. After all, with a terminal illness, the boy has no time to spare. Based on a true story, this stirring adventure includes breathtaking natural footage shot on location in the rain forests of Costa Rica.

    Directed by:

  • Lea Pool
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    A Year Ago in Winter
    rating:3.6

    A Year Ago in Winter

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After her beloved 19-year-old son, Alexander, dies suddenly, Eliane (Corinna Harfouch) commissions a local artist named Max (Josef Bierbichler) to paint a portrait that includes both Alexander and his sister, Lilli (Karoline Herfurth). But Max must understand the siblings in order to paint them. Although Lilli resents Max's probing questions, they soon forge a bond as the artist helps his subject work through her pain.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Link
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Shag: The Movie
    rating:3.6

    Shag: The Movie

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Carson McBride (Phoebe Cates) is ready to wed rich stick-in-the-mud Harley Ralston (Tyrone Power Jr.) until gal pals Melaina (Bridget Fonda), "Pudge" (Annabeth Gish) and Luanne (Page Hannah) spirit Carson away to Myrtle Beach for one final fling. Will Carson jilt her stodgy fiancé for beguiling bad boy Buzz Ravenel (Robert Rusler)? Zelda Barron directs this slice of '60s nostalgia that captures an innocent time in American history.

    Directed by:

  • Zelda Barron
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Blame It on Fidel
    rating:3.6

    Blame It on Fidel

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Nina Kervel-Bey stars as 9-year-old Anna, a privileged young Parisian girl whose orderly, structured life is thrown into turmoil when her parents are drawn into Paris's turbulent and radical 1970s political scene. Julie Gavras (daughter of famed French filmmaker Costa-Gavras) directs this 2007 Sundance Film Festival competition entry.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Gavras
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Teenage Dirtbag
    rating:3.6

    Teenage Dirtbag

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In this sensitive drama based on true events, two disparate teens from different social circles and home environments find common ground when the creative writing class they share opens new doors of communication. Troublemaker Thayer (Scott Michael Foster) relishes harassing popular cheerleader Amber (Noa Hegesh). That is, until they form a bond through the written word. But can their budding relationship withstand the pressure of peers and family?

    Directed by:

  • Regina Crosby
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Talk to Me
    rating:3.6

    Talk to Me

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Oscar nominee Don Cheadle stars as real-life radio trailblazer Ralph "Petey" Greene, a high-school dropout and charismatic ex-con who leverages a prison disc jockey gig into a stint at a Washington, D.C., radio station. Along the way, he also gets his own television show -- and an invitation to the White House. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen, Cedric the Entertainer and Taraji P. Henson co-star in this compelling biopic from director Kasi Lemmons.

    Directed by:

  • Kasi Lemmons
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Maman Est Chez le Coiffeur
    rating:3.6

    Maman Est Chez le Coiffeur

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Frustrated after yet another fight with her daughter, Élise (Marianne Fortier), Simone (Céline Bonnier) leaves her family to pursue a full-time career. Now, Élise must try to keep her physician father and her brothers in line as she fills in for her mother. But as she struggles to take care of everything her mother handled, she learns that sudden adulthood is not nearly as liberating as she'd expected. Léa Pool directs this drama set in the 1960s.

    Directed by:

  • Lea Pool
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Their Eyes Were Watching God
    rating:3.6

    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Halle Berry stars in this version of Zora Neale Hurston's novel, adapted for television and produced by Oprah Winfrey. The story centers on Janie Crawford (Berry), a free-spirited woman who lives her life on her own terms. Refusing to accept her place as a black woman in the 1920s, Crawford lives life to its fullest and experiences a journey filled with great joy and unbearable heartache. Ruby Dee and Ruben Santiago-Hudson also star.

    Directed by:

  • Darnell Martin
  • 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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