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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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    Fish Tank
    rating:3.4

    Fish Tank

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    The life of hot-tempered teen outcast Mia (Katie Jarvis) takes an unexpected turn when her mother, Joanne (Kierston Wareing), brings home a handsome and mysterious boyfriend named Connor (Michael Fassbender), who pledges to bring sweeping positive changes to the household. British writer-director Andrea Arnold's sophomore feature won Best British Film at the 2010 BAFTAs.

    Directed by:

  • Andrea Arnold
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
    rating:3.4

    Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    A total outcast at her private school, Esther (Danielle Catanzariti) suffocates under her mother's (Essie Davis) constant pressure at home. But after forming an unlikely friendship with well-liked Sunni (Keisha Castle-Hughes), Esther starts taking daring risks and suddenly becomes popular. A smart, good-natured comedy about learning to be yourself, this Australian coming-of-age story also features Toni Collette.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Randall
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Thirteen
    rating:3.4

    Thirteen

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Thirteen-year-old Tracy (Evan Rachel Wood) is a good girl. She's smart, gets along with her mom (Holly Hunter) and is never in trouble. But then she befriends Evie (Nikki Reed), a gorgeous and popular classmate who introduces her to the beguiling world of sex, alcohol, drugs and self-mutilation. This puts Tracy at odds with her friends, relatives and, most of all, her mother. Catherine Hardwicke directs a script co-written with Reed.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Prince of Tides
    rating:3.4

    The Prince of Tides

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    A Southern schoolteacher unloads a lifetime of horrific, repressed memories to a New York City psychiatrist in order to help save his suicidal sister. Barbra Streisand directs and stars in this drama, adapted from a best-selling novel by Pat Conroy.

    Directed by:

  • Barbra Streisand
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    All I Wanna Do
    rating:3.4

    All I Wanna Do

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    It's 1963, and budget constraints are forcing Miss Godard's School for Girls to merge with a nearby boy's boarding school. This alarms student Verena (Kirsten Dunst) and her friends, who launch a strike to preserve their academy's all-girl tradition. Their defiance angers straight-arrow Abby (Rachael Leigh Cook) and causes headaches for sympathetic teacher Miss McVane (Lynn Redgrave). Gaby Hoffmann and Heather Matarazzo co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Kernochan
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Deep Impact
    rating:3.4

    Deep Impact

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    A 7-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. To save the world, the U.S. president appoints a steely veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact.

    Directed by:

  • Mimi Leder
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Civil Brand
    rating:3.4

    Civil Brand

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    N'Bushe Wright, Monica Calhoun, Lisa Raye, Mos Def and Tichina Arnold star in this drama about Frances Shepherd, a prisoner at Whitehead Correctional Institute, where making money -- rather than making a difference and rehabilitating inmates -- is, unfortunately, the main motivation for those who run it. But Frances and her fellow prisoners have had enough, and they're prepared to fight for change, whatever the cost.

    Directed by:

  • Neema Barnette
  • 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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    One More Chance
    rating:3.4

    One More Chance

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Longtime couple Basha (Bea Alonzo) and Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) are practically inseparable, so when they split up, it's not surprising how heartbroken each feels. But Basha, stifled by the relationship, wants to spread her wings, and Popoy loves her too much to stand in her way. Struggling to build their lives anew, the onetime lovers face daily reminders of their happier times together even as they try to chart their own paths.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Almost a Woman
    rating:3.4

    Almost a Woman

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    As the oldest of six siblings in a Puerto Rican New York City family, 13-year-old Negi (Ana Maria Lagasca) grows up fast in this adaptation of Esmeralda Santiago's memoir. An obedient daughter, hardworking student and family interpreter, Negi must play many roles. But her skills come in handy when she chases her biggest dream: to become a stage actress. Wanda De Jesus co-stars as Negi's passionate mother.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Kaplan
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    In the Land of Blood and Honey
    rating:3.4

    In the Land of Blood and Honey

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Danijel, a Bosnian Serb soldier serving under his father's command, reunites with Ajla, a Bosnian Muslim woman he was involved with before the war, when she is captured by his camp and forced to work as a sex slave.

    Directed by:

  • Angelina Jolie
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Girlfight
    rating:3.4

    Girlfight

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    First-time director Karyn Kusama's powerful film tells the story of Diana (Michelle Rodriguez), a Brooklyn high-schooler who gets little support from her dismissive single father and takes her frustrations out on her classmates. But when she wanders into a local boxing gym, she's instantly drawn to the action. And though it's a male-dominated world, boxing provides her a newfound discipline and sense of purpose, as well as a positive male role model.

    Directed by:

  • Karyn Kusama
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Stone Angel
    rating:3.4

    The Stone Angel

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Rather than succumbing to life in a nursing home, feisty Hagar Shipley (Ellen Burstyn) goes on the run. As she struggles to keep her mind clear, Hagar relives passionate moments from early in her life and reflects on the many difficult experiences she's faced. Featuring Christine Horne as the younger Hagar, director Kari Skogland's adaptation of Margaret Laurence's popular novel co-stars Ellen Page, Dylan Baker and Cole Hauser.

    Directed by:

  • Kari Skogland
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    K-19: The Widowmaker
    rating:3.4

    K-19: The Widowmaker

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    The amazing true story of Russia's first nuclear ballistic submarine, which suffered a nuclear reactor malfunction on its maiden voyage in the North Atlantic in 1961. The unyielding Capt. Vostrikov and his second-in-command must race against time to prevent a Chernobyl-like nuclear explosion that not only threatens the lives of the crew it could also ignite a world war between the superpowers.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Three Wishes
    rating:3.4

    Three Wishes

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    &NFb;&NFb_;A mysterious drifter (Patrick Swayze) and his dog move in with a struggling single mother (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) whose husband died in the Korean War. Does the stranger really have magical powers, or is he just a tall-tale spinner? Martha Coolidge (Valley Girl, Rambling Rose) directs this period romance with a touch of fantasy.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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