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Universal Signs
rating:3.8

Universal Signs

2008Runtime:0 minutes
Struggling to cope with depression and anger in the aftermath of a tragedy, tormented deaf artist Andrew (Anthony Natale) gradually begins to come out of his shell by forming an exhilarating new relationship with lovely librarian Mary (Sabrina Lloyd). An innovative silent film that utilizes American Sign Language and English subtitles, this touching drama also stars Margot Kidder, Robert Picardo and Deanne Bray.

Directed by:

  • Ann Calamia
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Suburbia
    rating:3.8

    Suburbia

    1984Runtime:0 minutes
    Escaping their hard-boozing mother, Evan (Bill Coyne) and his brother, Ethan (Andrew Pece), take refuge with punks who live as squatters in an abandoned home next to a highway in this Penelope Spheeris-helmed film, which examines Los Angeles' punk rock scene in the 1980s. But the boys' newfound clan is tested when a group of discontented suburbanites comes down on them. T.S.O.L., The Vandals and D.I. deliver live performances.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Spheeris
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Felicity: An American Girl Adventure
    rating:3.8

    Felicity: An American Girl Adventure

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on the popular American Girl series of dolls and books, this tale set in colonial Williamsburg follows 10-year-old Felicity Merriman (Shailene Woodley) as she becomes enamored with a beautiful mare and attempts to rescue the horse from its abusive owner. Along the way, the high-spirited girl learns valuable lessons of independence, responsibility and loyalty. John Schneider, Marcia Gay Harden and Kevin Zegers lead the supporting cast.

    Directed by:

  • Nadia Tass
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
    rating:3.8

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    This popular anime series is set in 2015, 15 years after what's believed to be a meteorite struck Antarctica, wiping out half of Earth's population and leaving the rest to contend with rising sea levels and a strange alien race known as the Angels. Now, the conflict between humanity and the Angels comes to a head in the mind-blowing conclusion to the saga from acclaimed Japanese director Hideaki Anno.

    Directed by:

  • Hideaki Anno
  • Amanda Winn Lee
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Hidden Places
    rating:3.8

    Hidden Places

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    This inspirational Depression-era drama from the Hallmark Channel stars Sydney Penny as Eliza, a recently widowed mother of two struggling to keep the family orchard afloat. But when her father-in-law dies and the mortgage comes due, all seems lost. Luckily, help arrives in the unlikely form of a mysterious drifter (Jason Gedrick) and the unfailing support of feisty Aunt Batty (Emmy nominee Shirley Jones), who urges Eliza to have faith.

    Directed by:

  • Yelena Lanskaya
  • rating:3.8 3.8 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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    Chocolat
    rating:3.8

    Chocolat

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on director Claire Denis's childhood memories, Chocolat examines the devastating effect of French colonialism through the eyes of a young girl coming of age in 1950s West Africa. When a plane makes an emergency landing in the isolated colonial post where 8-year-old France (Cécile Ducasse) lives, a diverse group of whites and Africans is stranded and must stay with France's family, forcing sexual, social and class tensions to arise.

    Directed by:

  • Claire Denis
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Pay It Forward
    rating:3.8

    Pay It Forward

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In this gentle drama from director Mimi Leder, young Trevor McKinney (Haley Joel Osment) responds to a school assignment with a plan to help three people who will, in turn, help three more, and so on, in an ever-widening circle. But Trevor touches more people than he expected, including his abused mother (Helen Hunt), his physically and emotionally scarred teacher (Kevin Spacey) and a journalist (Jay Mohr) who's investigating the plan.

    Directed by:

  • Mimi Leder
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    Old Enough
    rating:3.8

    Old Enough

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Twelve-year-old Lonnie (Sarah Boyd) lives in a wealthy New York neighborhood and is curious upon meeting Karen (Rainbow Harvest), a working-class teen who seems very different from her. The girls begin an unlikely yet meaningful friendship in this wry, tender comedy. Along with Karen's boisterous older brother, the girls spend the summer discovering who they really are. Alyssa Milano co-stars in her feature film debut.

    Directed by:

  • Marisa Silver
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Little Women
    rating:3.8

    Little Women

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel comes to life in this sensitive, soulful adaptation. Four sisters (including Winona Ryder, Claire Danes and Kirsten Dunst) and their mother (Susan Sarandon) battle life's vicissitudes in Civil War-era America after their father leaves to join the conflict. Brimming with compelling performances from a strong ensemble cast, Little Women breathes new cinematic life into a revered classic.

    Directed by:

  • Gillian Armstrong
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Cora Unashamed
    rating:3.8

    Cora Unashamed

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    An African-American housekeeper named Cora (Regina Taylor) -- the only black person in a small Iowa town -- must wage battle on two fronts against the looming Depression and the racism that prevails in her tiny farming community. Directed by Deborah M. Pratt and co-starring Cherry Jones and CCH Pounder, this powerful drama originally aired as a segment on PBS's "Masterpiece Theatre" and is adapted from a work by Langston Hughes.

    Directed by:

  • Deborah M. Pratt
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 3
    rating:3.8

    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 3

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Living on the frontier isn't easy, but Dr. Quinn is nothing if not determined in Season 3 of this beloved (and multiple Emmy-winning) drama series that intertwines even more deeply the lives of pioneering Dr. Mike Quinn (Jane Seymour) and Sully the cowboy (Joe Lando). As Dr. Quinn struggles with the daily issues of life in a small Western town, she must also raise three children and make headway as the town's physician.

    Directed by:

  • Jerome R. London
  • Jerry Jameson
  • Gwen Arner
  • James Keach
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Mansfield Park
    rating:3.8

    Mansfield Park

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    In this period drama loosely based on Jane Austen's most autobiographical novel, penniless heroine Fanny Price (Frances O'Connor) is sent to live with wealthy relatives in 1800s England, where her wit and writing talent find the room -- and circumstance -- to grow. Her friendship with cousin Edmund (Jonny Lee Miller) evolves into a deep love, but Fanny is pursued by an eager suitor (Alessandro Nivola), whose sister is after Edmund.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Rozema
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Five
    rating:3.8

    Five

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    This evocative anthology features intertwining short films that examine the effect breast cancer has on five women, each of whom variously uses determination, grit and humor -- one even holds a mock funeral for herself -- to cope with her diagnosis.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Aniston
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: Cards on the Table
    rating:3.8

    Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: Cards on the Table

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    The enigmatic Mr. Shaitana (Alexander Siddig) hosts an evening of bridge that results in his own murder. Fortunately, four of his eight guests are in the sleuthing business -- including famed Belgian inspector Hercule Poirot (David Suchet). The other four attendees also have something in common: Shaitana suspected that each one had gotten away with murder. Poirot searches for clues in their card play.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Harding
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Whale Rider
    rating:3.8

    Whale Rider

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    A Maori tribe must contend with the distinctly nontraditional concept of having a female leader when the intended heir to the throne dies during childbirth, leaving his twin sister, Paikea, to prove herself in this inspiring coming-of-age tale.

    Directed by:

  • Niki Caro
  • rating:3.8 3.8 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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