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Veronika Decides to Die
rating:3.8

Veronika Decides to Die

2009Runtime:0 minutes
Though she has it all, Veronika (Sarah Michelle Gellar) feels she's experienced everything life has to offer and wants to die. But when her suicide attempt fails and she wakes in a mental hospital with a weakened heart and only days to live, she discovers a new world. Meeting people who live life on their own terms, Veronika finally feels connected and learns what it means to really live in this drama based on Paulo Coehlo's novel.

Directed by:

  • Emily Young
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    After the Wedding
    rating:3.8

    After the Wedding

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    To save the failing orphanage he runs in India, Danish transplant Jacob Petersen (Mads Mikkelsen) returns to his homeland to meet a self-indulgent businessman named Jørgen who's offered a generous donation -- and represents everything the noble-minded Jacob abhors. Complicating matters further are the unusual strings Jørgen has attached to his so-called gift. Rolf Lassgård co-stars in this Oscar-nominated emotional powerhouse of a drama.

    Directed by:

  • Susanne Bier
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    The Jacksons: An American Dream
    rating:3.8

    The Jacksons: An American Dream

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Before they were stars, the Jackson 5 were just ordinary kids born into a blue-collar family from Gary, Ind. Family patriarch Joe (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) knows they're destined for stardom, but their eventual fame brings problems of its own. Angela Bassett, Margaret Avery and Holly Robinson Peete co-star in this Emmy Award-winning miniseries that reveals the tumult and triumph behind one of the biggest acts in pop music history.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 5
    rating:3.8

    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 5

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Back to her practice after having her baby, Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn (Jane Seymour) deals with the ever-increasing pressures of being a working mother and battles a malpractice suit in Season 5 of the Emmy Award-winning series. Her Boston society days well behind her, Dr. Mike braves life on Colorado's open range with mountaineer husband Byron (Joe Lando) and three adopted children. Guest stars include Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.

    Directed by:

  • Terrence O'Hara
  • Bethany Rooney
  • James Keach
  • Gwen Arner
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Water
    rating:3.8

    Water

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After losing her husband to illness, 8-year-old Chuyia (Sarala) is forced to live out the rest of her days in a temple for Hindu widows, communing with 14 other women and a cruel headmistress who agrees to take her in. But it's through the trials of another widow, a beautiful prostitute named Kalyani (Lisa Ray) who's being courted by a man from a higher caste (John Abraham), that Chuyia learns the true restrictions of widowhood.

    Directed by:

  • Deepa Mehta
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    In a Better World
    rating:3.8

    In a Better World

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Danish director Susanne Bier delves into the realm of fathers, sons and their perceived burden of male responsibility with this Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning drama about the interplay between two dysfunctional families. With his father working abroad, bullied Elias (Markus Rygaard) finds solace in a budding friendship with a volatile new student (William Jøhnk Nielsen). But the boys' shared revenge only seems to invite more violence.

    Directed by:

  • Susanne Bier
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    The Last Song
    rating:3.8

    The Last Song

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Miley Cyrus has top billing as 17-year-old Ronnie Miller, a rebellious former piano prodigy who doesn't hide her hostility after being sent off to spend the summer in Georgia with her estranged father (Greg Kinnear). Rebuffing her dad's attempts to reconnect, the aloof Ronnie begins to thaw when she meets beach volleyballer Will Blakelee (Liam Hemsworth). Kelly Preston also stars in this contemporary tearjerker based on the Nicholas Sparks novel.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Anne Robinson
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    The Impressionists
    rating:3.8

    The Impressionists

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    This sweeping BBC miniseries dramatizes the lives of the French impressionists who boldly created a new style of painting. Reminiscing about his life, 80-year-old Claude Monet (Julian Glover) recalls his experiences in Paris with maverick painters. His contemporaries, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne and Édouard Manet, endured poverty, social upheaval and derision from the art establishment. Richard Armitage plays the young Monet.

    Directed by:

  • Tim Dunn
  • Mary Downes
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 6
    rating:3.8

    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 6

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Although the sixth year proved the last for this Emmy-winning television Western, the show remained replete with intriguing characters and memorable stories about gallantry, romance and family values. When Colorado Springs falls on financial hard times, Dr. Michaela Quinn (Jane Seymour), her husband (Joe Lando) and the rest of the town's denizens try to make the best of it. John Schneider joins the regular cast as new sheriff Daniel Simon.

    Directed by:

  • Bethany Rooney
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front
    rating:3.7

    Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1944 America, the McIntire family -- like the rest of the country -- is learning to cope with the changes brought about by a world at war. For young Molly (Maya Ritter), this means learning to get along without her father. Exhibiting the plucky spirit fans of the American Girl books and dolls have come to love, Molly does what anyone would do in the face of adversity: organize a dance contest! Molly Ringwald co-stars as Molly's mother.

    Directed by:

  • Joyce Chopra
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Courage to Love
    rating:3.7

    The Courage to Love

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This made-for-TV drama set in antebellum New Orleans stars Vanessa Williams as Henriette Delille, the first African-American canonized by the Vatican. A mixed-race woman who repudiates the hypocrisy of race, class and convention, Henriette chooses to accept a divine calling to help the downtrodden by founding a combination medical treatment center and school for the French community's black population. Diahann Carroll and Stacy Keach costar.

    Directed by:

  • Kari Skogland
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Mostly Martha
    rating:3.7

    Mostly Martha

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This tragicomic tale follows an uptight professional chef named Martha, who finds her world turned upside down when she takes in her newly orphaned niece, Lina, and tries her hand at parenting.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Nettelbeck
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Dear Frankie
    rating:3.7

    Dear Frankie

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Faced with the prospect of raising her son, Frankie (Jack McElhone), with a good-for-nothing man, the resourceful Lizzie (Emily Mortimer) spirits him away to Scotland with good intentions and pretends the boy's father is aboard the &NFi;HMS Accra&NFi_;. But after years of Lizzie's skillful lying, the jig is up when Frankie learns the ship is docked right by their home. Now, the only way to protect Frankie's heart is to find a man willing to pose as his dad.

    Directed by:

  • Shona Auerbach
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Too Young to Be a Dad
    rating:3.7

    Too Young to Be a Dad

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    While her burned-out spouse, Dan (Bruce Davison), and indolent daughter drive Susan Freeman (Kathy Baker) to distraction, she takes solace in 15-year-old son Matt (Paul Dano), whose stellar grades land him a job tutoring fellow student Francesca (Katie Stuart). But when Matt gets her pregnant, he assumes the duties of fatherhood, putting his future at risk. Meanwhile, Susan must help Matt make a decision that will alter the family's lives.

    Directed by:

  • Eva Gardos
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Om Shanti Om
    rating:3.7

    Om Shanti Om

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In the 1970s, small-time actor Om (Shah Rukh Khan) falls in love with superstar Shanti (Deepika Padukone), but the two of them are later killed in a suspicious on-set fire. When he's reincarnated 30 years later, Om is determined to punish the person who ignited the blaze. In his former life, he swears he saw Shanti's secret husband (Arjun Rampal) set fire to the set … which means his only chance to expose the truth is to have the movie remade.

    Directed by:

  • Farah Khan
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Speak
    rating:3.7

    Speak

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    A violent crime against Melinda (Kristen Stewart) has left her shunned by her friends and completely traumatized as she enters the ninth grade a selective mute, isolating herself from everyone at school until a sympathetic teacher (Steve Zahn) encourages her to express herself. Elizabeth Perkins and D.B. Sweeney co-star in this powerful teen drama from writer-director Jessica Sharzer, which debuted at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Jessica Sharzer
  • rating:3.7 3.7 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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