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Across the Universe
rating:3.7

Across the Universe

2007Runtime:0 minutes
In this musical mix of live action and animation featuring songs by the Beatles, Liverpool dock worker Jude falls for Lucy on an excursion to America in the 1960s. But when Lucy's brother is drafted, Jude and Lucy take a stand as anti-war activists.

Directed by:

  • Julie Taymor
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Mi Vida Loca
    rating:3.7

    Mi Vida Loca

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    The mean streets of Echo Park are the setting for this disturbing look at how life in a gang only leads to self-destruction. Two childhood friends get caught up in their neighborhood gang scene and are assigned street names: Sad Girl (Angel Aviles) and Mousie (Seidy Lopez). Unfortunately, the girls' bond is destroyed when both of them mother children by the same boy, Ernesto (Jacob Vargas), who begins to sell drugs to keep food on both tables.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Anders
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Dirt
    rating:3.7

    Dirt

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Salvadoran housemaid Dolores (Julietta Ortiz) struggles to support her family in this realistic portrait of illegal workers. Dolores works her fingers to the bone cleaning the abodes of New York City's wealthiest, worrying about deportation and dreaming of the house she'll build in El Salvador when she's saved enough money. Despite losing her job and suffering a series of setbacks, she maintains her dignity and refuses to give up on her dreams.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Savoca
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Namesake
    rating:3.7

    The Namesake

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Gogol Ganguli (Kal Penn) is torn between his parents' (Irrfan Khan and Tabu) Indian traditions and his decidedly modern lifestyle, and frankly prefers for his friends to call him "Nick." But the true meaning of his name is a story that spans two continents -- and two generations. Based on Jhumpa Lahiri's best-selling novel, Mira Nair's coming-of-age drama explores first-generation Americans' delicate dance between culture and identity.

    Directed by:

  • Mira Nair
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Monsoon Wedding
    rating:3.7

    Monsoon Wedding

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    As the monsoon rains loom in director Mira Nair's romantic drama, Lalit Verma (Naseeruddin Shah) and his extended family reunite for the last-minute arranged marriage of his daughter Aiditi (Vasundhara Das) in New Delhi. But long-guarded secrets threaten to tear the family apart. As wedding preparations proceed, five stories intersect, highlighting different aspects of love and crossing boundaries of class and continent.

    Directed by:

  • Mira Nair
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Antonia's Line
    rating:3.7

    Antonia's Line

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Winner of the 1995 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this heartwarming drama is the remarkable story of a strong-willed woman who builds a new life with her teenage daughter in a quiet Dutch village after World War II. As she challenges the local customs, she begins to win her neighbors' affections. Earthy, sexy and romantic, the film is a joyous, multi-generational celebration of simple pleasures, lust for life and enduring passions.

    Directed by:

  • Marleen Gorris
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
    rating:3.7

    Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Georgia Nicolson (Georgia Groome) has two goals in life: Get a gorgeous boyfriend, and throw the best 15th birthday party … ever. No. 1 looks within reach when hottie Robbie (Aaron Johnson) arrives in school. That is, until Georgia's archnemesis is spotted with him. Adding to Georgia's troubles are some serious family problems back home. Luckily, she's got her cat Angus and her best mates in the Ace Gang in this winning British teen comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 1
    rating:3.7

    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 1

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    This beloved Emmy Award-winning series, which was canceled amid much furor after six seasons, stars Jane Seymour (dubbed "Hollywood's English Rose") as a female physician facing the challenges of frontier life. Fans and newbie viewers will enjoy this complete first season as Dr. Michaela Quinn (Seymour) arrives in Colorado Springs, falls in love with Sully (Joe Lando) and meets General Custer when he rides into town.

    Directed by:

  • Jeremy Kagan
  • Chuck Bowman
  • Victoria Hochberg
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Touching Wild Horses
    rating:3.7

    Touching Wild Horses

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    When a family tragedy turns his world upside down, young Mark is sent to remote Sable Island, where his Aunt Fiona cares for wild horses. Can the creatures help Mark heal his emotional wounds?

    Directed by:

  • Eleanore Lindo
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Knockout
    rating:3.7

    Knockout

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    This action-packed family film stars Steve Austin as Dan Barnes, a former pro boxer who retired after growing weary of his violent existence. Now a school janitor, Dan tries to help a new student, Matthew Miller (Daniel Magder), who is being targeted by bullies. While Matthew learns how to box and stand up to his tormenters, one of whom is the school boxing champ, Dan's newfound role as a teacher helps him come to terms with his tumultuous past.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Wheeler
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Down in the Delta
    rating:3.7

    Down in the Delta

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Unemployed single mother Loretta Sinclair (Alfre Woodard) lives with her mother, Rosa Lynn (Mary Alice), in a Chicago apartment until drug abuse causes Loretta to neglect her children in this familly drama directed by renowned poet Maya Angelou. To get Loretta back on her feet, Rosa Lynn ships her and the kids to their Mississippi Delta hometown, where Uncle Earl (Al Freeman Jr.) takes them in and teaches them about their rich heritage.

    Directed by:

  • Maya Angelou
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Frida
    rating:3.7

    Frida

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Julie Taymor directs this Oscar-winning biopic of painter Frida Kahlo, focusing on her often rocky relationship with husband Diego Rivera and her controversial political and sexual reputation (she was a communist and openly bisexual).

    Directed by:

  • Julie Taymor
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Life as We Know It: The Complete Series
    rating:3.7

    Life as We Know It: The Complete Series

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    This critically acclaimed but short-lived series from the creators of "Freaks and Geeks" follows high school students Dino (Sean Faris), Ben (Jon Foster) and Jonathan (Chris Lowell), who spend most of their time in class and the rest of it trying to figure out women. Reality-show rocker Kelly Osbourne and D.B. Sweeney (The Cutting Edge) round out a supporting cast that includes Lisa Darr, Missy Peregrym and Marguerite Moreau.

    Directed by:

  • Michael Engler
  • Michael Spiller
  • Rachel Talalay
  • Paul Holahan
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth
    rating:3.7

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    At the dawn of the new millennium, mankind has awakened a threat unlike any faced before: the Angels. They can only be stopped by the Evangelions -- bioengineered vessels born from the Angels' own technology. But this forbidden knowledge is also the key to a startling new genesis for the human race. Placed in the hands of three young pilots, the final fate of humanity resting upon their shoulders, the Evangelions are the world's last hope.

    Directed by:

  • Hideaki Anno
  • Amanda Winn Lee
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    North Country
    rating:3.7

    North Country

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on an inspiring real-life event that took place in the 1970s, North Country stars Charlize Theron in another low-glamour but high-impact role as Josey Aimes, one of only a handful of women working in the Minnesota iron mines. Forced to labor under sexist conditions, she and her female colleagues decide to stand up against the unrelenting harassment from their male counterparts. Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek and Woody Harrelson co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Niki Caro
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Salaam Bombay!
    rating:3.7

    Salaam Bombay!

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    This wrenching story concerns a 10-year-old boy who's tossed out onto the streets of Bombay to find work. As he tries to earn enough money to return home, he finds it's hard enough just trying to stay alive in a lawless world.

    Directed by:

  • Mira Nair
  • 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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