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The Catherine Cookson Collection: The Glass Virgin
rating:3.7

The Catherine Cookson Collection: The Glass Virgin

1995Runtime:0 minutes
This romantic tale stars Emily Mortimer (Match Point) as Annabella Lagrange, a wealthy young socialite whose life is dramatically altered when she learns that she is, in fact, the daughter of one of her father's mistresses. Upon her discovery, Annabella rejects her sheltered life and leaves with Manuel Mendoza (Brendan Coyle), a family employee and childhood friend. Thrust into a new world, she finds love and a new sense of self-worth.

Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Julie & Julia
    rating:3.7

    Julie & Julia

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    This heartwarming, truth-inspired tale stars Amy Adams as Julie Powell, who decides to spice up her uneventful life by cooking all 524 recipes outlined in Julia Child's culinary classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

    Directed by:

  • Nora Ephron
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Mermaid
    rating:3.7

    The Mermaid

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    As a little girl, Alisa (Mariya Shalayeva) always believed the fantasy that she could make any wish come true. But as a young woman, she must quickly adapt to grim reality when she moves to Moscow with her mother. In the big city, Alisa meets Sasha (Yevgeni Tsyganov), a depressive heavy drinker who has a terrible tendency of putting his life in danger -- and who may prove to be her undoing.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Melikyan
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Cherry Blossoms
    rating:3.7

    Cherry Blossoms

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After finding out that her husband, Rudi (Elmar Wepper), has a fatal illness, Trudi Angermeier (Hannelore Elsner) arranges a trip to Berlin so they can see their children (Maximilian Brückner and Nadja Uhl). Of course, the kids don't know the real reason they're visiting -- and the catch is, neither does Rudi. Complications ensue after a tragic, unexpected turn of events that leads Rudi to learn unsettling secrets about his wife.

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    If These Walls Could Talk 2
    rating:3.7

    If These Walls Could Talk 2

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Following the same premise as the first movie -- focusing on three different women from three generations who've occupied the same house -- this Emmy-winning follow-up trains its lens on three lesbian couples. In 1961, Edith (Vanessa Redgrave) loses her longtime companion. In the 1970s, collegiate Linda (Michelle Williams) falls for townie Amy (Chloë Sevigny). And in 2000, the house's inhabitants (Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Stone) want to become parents.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Anderson
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Cleo from 5 to 7
    rating:3.7

    Cleo from 5 to 7

    1961Runtime:0 minutes
    A woman delves into the inner depths of her soul and resurfaces transformed in this 1962 film by French director Agnes Varda. Young singer Cleo (Corrine Marchand) strolls along the bustling Paris streets, pondering the meaning of life and her own existence as she awaits the results of her cancer biopsy. Cleo's observations offer a close look at Paris's rich street life, and desperation turns into hope when Cleo encounters a young soldier.

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    Life Goes On: Season 1
    rating:3.7

    Life Goes On: Season 1

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    This family drama broke new ground as the first show to be built around a character with Down syndrome. In the debut season, Corky Thacher (Chris Burke) proves his intelligence by reciting Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" and runs for freshman class president. Meanwhile, his sister Becca (Kellie Martin) has trouble finding the right "husband" for a class project, and mom Libby (Patti LuPone) resurrects her talent by auditioning for a musical revue.

    Directed by:

  • Gene Reynolds
  • Rick Rosenthal
  • Kim Friedman
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Love & Basketball
    rating:3.7

    Love & Basketball

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    It's about winning, losing and playing the game. Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) grow up next door to each other playing basketball, fighting and falling in love. When simultaneous turns in the big leagues throw their off-court relationship off-kilter, the pair discovers that very little is fair in Love & Basketball. Spike Lee produced this warm, witty film.

    Directed by:

  • Gina Prince
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Beautiful Thing
    rating:3.7

    Beautiful Thing

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    The iconoclastic, underachieving denizens of a southeast London apartment building get an emotional wake-up call when two teenage boys -- next-door neighbors Jamie (Glen Berry) and Ste (Scott Neal) -- unexpectedly fall in love. This moving slice of affecting kitchen-sink realism from Britain's esteemed Channel Four Films is adapted from the hit West End play penned by Jonathan Harvey, who also directs.

    Directed by:

  • Hettie MacDonald
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Your Sister's Sister
    rating:3.7

    Your Sister's Sister

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Jack, who is mourning the death of his brother, has a complicated relationship with his best friend, Iris, who used to date his brother. Their chaotic situation becomes even more tangled when Jack has a drunken tryst with Iris's flighty sister.

    Directed by:

  • Lynn Shelton
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    An Education
    rating:3.7

    An Education

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Jenny's (Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan) Oxford-bound teen life is a bore in 1961 London until she's given a different kind of education after being immersed in the beguiling but hazardous world of much-older David (Peter Sarsgaard). Even Jenny's parents, Jack (Alfred Molina) and Marjorie (Cara Seymour), are intrigued by him, but her unimpressed teacher (Olivia Williams) works to keep Jenny's entire future from crumbling under David's influence.

    Directed by:

  • Lone Scherfig
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Staircase
    rating:3.7

    The Staircase

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    A fiercely independent mother superior finds herself needing help when she discovers she's terminally ill. With much work left to do to ensure her parish will thrive when she's gone, she learns to rely on the kindness of friends and strangers.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    A League of Their Own
    rating:3.7

    A League of Their Own

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Two small-town sisters join an all-female baseball league formed when World War II brings professional baseball to a standstill. As their team hits the road with its drunken coach, the siblings find troubles and triumphs on and off the field.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Little Dorrit
    rating:3.7

    Little Dorrit

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Through a relationship with seamstress Little Dorrit, a well-meaning middle-aged man is drawn into the plight of a group of debtor prisoners in this award-winning adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel.

    Directed by:

  • Christine Edzard
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Entre Nous
    rating:3.7

    Entre Nous

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, this film beautifully captures the rare friendship that blossoms between two married women, Lena Weber (Isabelle Huppert) and Madeleine (Miou-Miou), living in WWII France, 1942. They attempt to defy the social rules of their time in order to escape their unfulfilling lives. Written and directed by Diane Kurys, who was inspired by her parents' relationship and the woman who came between them.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Kurys
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Earth
    rating:3.7

    Earth

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Deepa Mehta directed this stirring tale -- the second movie in a trilogy preceded by Fire and followed by Water -- about the religious and civil wars that broke out in India and Pakistan in the 1947 battle to gain independence from the British. Earth is based on the autobiographical novel &NFi;Cracking India&NFi_; by Bapsi Sidhwa and is told through the eyes of a little girl, Lenny (Maia Sethna), who has one leg in a brace.

    Directed by:

  • Deepa Mehta
  • 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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