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Eden
rating:3.2

Eden

2012Runtime:0 minutes
Hyun Jae is still a teenager when she's kidnapped and spirited to Las Vegas, where she's forced to work as a prostitute for the next two years. Renamed Eden by her captors, she works to gain their respect in a bid to win her liberty.

Directed by:

  • Megan Griffiths
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Chaplin: The Legend Lives On
    rating:3.2

    Chaplin: The Legend Lives On

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Filled with brilliant sight-gags and biting social commentary, this five-volume collection contains a variety of Charlie Chaplin's most groundbreaking short films, all of which are required viewing for any fan of the silent-film era. Chaplin's sidesplitting, gratifying slapstick comedy is unmatched, and this laugh-packed set features 32 classic films, including "Easy Street," "The Bank," "A Woman" and "Face on the Bar Room Floor."

    Directed by:

  • Mabel Normand
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Miss You Like Crazy
    rating:3.2

    Miss You Like Crazy

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Ferry boat commuters Alan (John Lloyd Cruz) and Mia (Bea Alonzo) make a romantic connection that's thwarted when Mia learns that Alan already has a girlfriend. Years later, the two meet again, and Alan gets a second chance to win Mia's heart. But this time, she's the one who's already taken. Gerald Hans Isaac and Maricar Reyes co-star in this Filipino romance set in Manila and Malaysia, directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Third Miracle
    rating:3.2

    The Third Miracle

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Deeply devout Helen O'Regan (Barbara Sukowa) is nominated for sainthood when her death causes a statue of the Virgin Mary to weep blood and cure a terminally ill girl. A skeptical priest (Ed Harris) is sent to investigate the miracles and prove that Helen was only human. But as he seeks a logical explanation in a realm supported by faith, he discovers his true purpose in life. Anne Heche co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Women of Brewster Place
    rating:3.2

    The Women of Brewster Place

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    A single mother moves to a tumbledown housing project on Brewster Place, where she meets a group of strong-minded women facing similar woes. During the course of three decades, the ladies do battle against abject poverty, bigotry and unreliable men.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Deitch
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Thin Ice
    rating:3.2

    Thin Ice

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Midwest insurance salesman Mickey Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) hatches a get-rich-quick scheme that depends on him gaining possession of a rare and precious violin, but his planned score results in wild and unexpected consequences. Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup and Lea Thompson co-star in this meditation on lying and its consequences, written by sisters Jill and Karen Sprecher (Thirteen Conversations About One Thing).

    Directed by:

  • Jill Sprecher
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
    rating:3.2

    Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Born into a wealthy and powerful family, Tara (Sarita Choudhury) is luckier than her lowly servant, Maya (Indira Varma), when it comes to material things. But Maya has become richer in matters of the mind and soul -- even as she dons Tara's hand-me-downs. When Tara weds a handsome king (Naveen Andrews), she thinks she's found true love. In a cruel twist of fate, however, he takes Maya as his comely courtesan in this 16th century feudal saga.

    Directed by:

  • Mira Nair
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    A Plumm Summer
    rating:3.2

    A Plumm Summer

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a true story, this family film set in late-1960s Montana tells the tale of the Plumm boys (Owen Pearce and Chris Massoglia), two young brothers from a hardscrabble background who set out to solve the kidnapping of their favorite TV puppet, Froggy Doo. Though the intriguing FBI-caliber search for a missing marionette is great fodder for adventure, equally compelling is the theme of repairing familial rifts as a part of coming of age.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Zelder
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Mrs. Dalloway
    rating:3.2

    Mrs. Dalloway

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1923, middle-aged Clarissa Dalloway (Vanessa Redgrave) prepares for a party, and as she does, she reflects on the events that have shaped her life. A young Clarissa (Natascha McElhone) makes her choice between two men, the steadfast Richard Dalloway (John Standing) and sparkling Peter Walsh (Michael Kitchen). Did Clarissa choose wisely? From the director of the Academy Award-winning Antonia's Line and adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf.

    Directed by:

  • Marleen Gorris
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Danielle Steel's Remembrance
    rating:3.2

    Danielle Steel's Remembrance

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Cecilley Carroll plays Vanessa Fullerton, a woman who attempts to cope with the long-ago murder of her mother, Serena (Eva LaRue Callahan), by telling her story. An Italian royal, Serena gives everything up for love, which arrives in the form of an American soldier. Brad Fullerton (Jeffrey Nordling) whisks the beauty back to his country, but when he dies unexpectedly, Serena becomes vulnerable to the machinations of a stranger.

    Directed by:

  • Bethany Rooney
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Copying Beethoven
    rating:3.2

    Copying Beethoven

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Serving as a copyist to Ludwig van Beethoven gives young conservatory student Anna Holtz unprecedented access to the volatile composer's musical genius -- but also subjects her to his cruel tirades in this absorbing period drama.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Wasted
    rating:3.2

    Wasted

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    To feed their dangerous drug habits, troubled runaways Connor (Neil Leiper) and Suzanne (Emma Hartley-Miller) prostitute themselves on the streets of Glasgow. Madly in love, the volatile teens struggle to cope with countless ordeals in an unforgiving environment. An unflinching look at Scotland's dark underbelly, this gritty yet tender drama also stars Kate Dickie, Paul Thomas Hickey and David Hayman.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Paterson
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Autumn in New York
    rating:3.2

    Autumn in New York

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Will Keane (Richard Gere) is a middle-aged playboy working the Big Apple who experiences true love for the first time when he falls under the spell of Charlotte Fielding (Winona Ryder), a young, vibrant woman harboring a tragic secret. Autumn is the season for this genuine tearjerker directed by actress Joan Chen (The Last Emperor), which features able supporting performances from Anthony LaPaglia, Elaine Stritch and Sherry Stringfield.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Chen
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Home Before Dark
    rating:3.2

    Home Before Dark

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    With a severely depressed mother and a father struggling to keep the family afloat and intact, 12-year-old Nora James (Stephanie Castellarin) has a heavy load to bear. And her lot only worsens when her mother is institutionalized and Nora is sent to live with a controlling aunt (Katharine Ross). There, she's thrust into the adult world, suddenly forced to put aside childhood ways. Maureen Foley directs this sensitive drama of a youth denied.

    Directed by:

  • Maureen Foley
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Cater Street Hangman
    rating:3.2

    The Cater Street Hangman

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Inspector Pitt (Eoin McCarthy), a working-class police detective in Victorian London, investigates a series of murders of young girls. The only thing the victims share are recent visits to the same vicarage in a wealthy neighborhood. With the help of headstrong, aristocratic Charlotte Ellison (Keeley Hawes), Pitt races to find the culprit before another girl is killed. To his surprise, he becomes the object of Ellison's affection along the way.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Iron & Silk
    rating:3.2

    Iron & Silk

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    A kung fu film fanatic moves to China in search of enlightenment in this sensitive film. With a degree in Chinese Culture, Mark (Mark Salzman) gets a job teaching English at a college in Hangzhou during an era of political and social upheaval. His foreigner status hinders Mark's romantic relationships, and he ultimately learns to merge the best of Eastern culture with his Western ways. Vivian Wu, Pan Qingfu and Jeanette Lin Tsui also star.

    Directed by:

  • Shirley Sun
  • 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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