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Children & Family
True Heart
rating:3.3

True Heart

1999Runtime:0 minutes
Alone after a plane crash strands them in a remote region of Canada, two siblings are rescued by Khonanesta, a Native American who teaches them how to live in the wilderness. But the trio soon finds themselves wrangling with a band of poachers.

Directed by:

  • Catherine Cyran
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Aquamarine
    rating:3.4

    Aquamarine

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Two 12-year-olds (Emma Roberts and pop singer JoJo) get more than they bargained for when they discover sassy mermaid Aquamarine (Sara Paxton) lolling at the bottom of their beach club's pool, having come ashore to search for true love. Before you can say "fish out of water," the finned beauty develops a crush on a boy who works at the club and recruits the girls to help her capture his heart in this family comedy directed by Elizabeth Allen.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Allen
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Colt
    rating:3.4

    The Colt

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    In war-torn 1864 Virginia, trooper Jim Rabb's (Ryan Merriman) only solace after the loss of his brother is his mare, Jen, who gives birth to a colt. Although Jim's commanding officer sees the colt as a burden, the two horses soon endear themselves to the brigade. When they unexpectedly become used as pawns by the Confederates, however, Jim must risk everything to save the animals and his own honor.

    Directed by:

  • Yelena Lanskaya
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Adventures of Ociee Nash
    rating:3.6

    The Adventures of Ociee Nash

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    In this charming tale set in 1898, after her mother dies, 9-year-old Ociee Nash (Skyler Day) must leave her rough-and-tumble farm life to live with her Aunt Mamie (Mare Winningham) in Ashville, N.C. Away from the farm for the first time, the spirited child relishes many thrilling adventures such as meeting President McKinley and the Wright Brothers and bravely earning hero status in her new hometown. Keith Carradine co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Kristen McGary
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Romance
    Gas Food Lodging
    rating:3.1

    Gas Food Lodging

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    A hardworking, blue-collar mother (Brooke Adams) and her two diametrically opposed daughters, Shade (Fairuza Balk) and Trudi (Ione Skye), try to live a normal life in their whistle-stop desert town in New Mexico. Melancholy Shade escapes via the romantic melodramas at the local Mexican cinema, while Trudi throws herself into meaningless sexual relationships with men. Directed by indie filmmaker Allison Anders.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Anders
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Women
    rating:3.2

    The Women

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Shocked by the discovery that their pal Mary's (Meg Ryan) husband is having an affair with a beautiful young shop girl (Eva Mendes), a tight-knit circle of New York socialites comes up with a devious plan to help Mary win back her man. This remake of George Cukor's classic 1939 film boasts an all-star ensemble cast, including Annette Bening, Jada Pinkett Smith, Debra Messing, Bette Midler and Candice Bergen.

    Directed by:

  • Diane English
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Leaving
    rating:3.3

    Leaving

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Bored with her life of leisure, Suzanne (Kristin Scott Thomas) decides to reestablish her career as a physiotherapist. But first, she'll need an office ... and that's where her troubles begin in this drama from Catherine Corsini. As soon as Suzanne meets the man her husband hired to construct her backyard office, she falls hard -- and the attraction is mutual ... and dangerous. Sergi López and Yvan Attal co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Corsini
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Split Ends
    rating:3.5

    Split Ends

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    To save her successful hair salon and protect her quaint town from overdevelopment, Scottish-born small business owner Lizzie (Corinna May) enthusiastically joins forces with her loyal stylists, local citizens and a charming antique dealer (Richard Bekins). Inspired by events from writer Elizabeth Christensen's life, this cute romantic comedy also stars Vincent Pastore, Lawton Paseka and Peter McRobbie.

    Directed by:

  • Dorothy Lyman
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Drama
    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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    The Piano
    rating:3.6

    The Piano

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Holly Hunter stars as Ada McGrath, a mute but strong-willed 19th-century Scottish expatriate who arrives in New Zealand with her daughter (Anna Paquin) and her beloved piano in tow. Although betrothed to a landowner (Sam Neill), she's pulled into an affair with a laborer (Harvey Keitel). Hunter and Paquin both won Oscars for their performances in this haunting drama from writer-director Jane Campion.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Campion
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Bastard out of Carolina
    rating:3.6

    Bastard out of Carolina

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Angelica Huston follows dad John Huston into the field of directing with this adaptation of Dorothy Allison's autobiographical bestseller, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh as a single mom in the 1950s South. Her co-dependency on her new husband (Ron Eldard) blinds her to his continuing physical and sexual abuse of her daughter (Jena Malone). As the adult daughter, Laura Dern narrates this made-for-cable story in flashback.

    Directed by:

  • Anjelica Huston
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Locket
    rating:3.6

    The Locket

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    In this Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, two love stories are connected by the mystery of one simple locket. Vanessa Redgrave stars as Esther, a woman who befriends Michael (Chad Willett), a young man who's had a tough life caring for his mother. But with his mother gone and his impending marriage in jeopardy, Michael leans on Esther, who offers friendship and patient guidance that could end up saving his way of life.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    Skellig: The Owl Man
    rating:3.4

    Skellig: The Owl Man

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When new kid on the block Michael (Bill Milner) befriends a mesmerizing man named Skellig (Tim Roth) who lives alone in a shed, their blossoming connection helps take Michael's mind off school bullies -- and his baby sister's increasingly troubling illness. Kelly Macdonald and Skye Bennett co-star in this family-friendly, made-for-television adaptation of David Almond's award-winning novel of the same name.

    Directed by:

  • Annabel Jankel
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
    rating:3.9

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In this spooky feature-length movie, Alvin, Simon and Theodore stage a production of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and things get seriously creepy! Could it be that their neighbor Mr. Talbot is a werewolf?

    Directed by:

  • Kathi Castillo
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    The Preacher's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Preacher's Wife

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    When God overhears a church preacher (Courtney B. Vance) despairing the potential loss of a youth center, he dispatches an angel (Denzel Washington) to help him out. Trouble is, the preacher isn't easily convinced that his guardian angel is the real thing. An inspired reworking of the uplifting 1940s movie The Bishop's Wife, The Preacher's Wife stars Washington and Whitney Houston at their dazzling best.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Big
    rating:3.8

    Big

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Penny Marshall directs this whimsical comedy in which 12-year-old Josh yearns to be a grown-up, and when he makes that wish at a Coney Island fortunetelling machine, he awakens the next morning as a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks). Josh lands a job at a Manhattan toy company, where his child's-eye view helps him climb the ranks -- but he finds himself pining for all he left behind, despite the attention of a beautiful co-worker (Elizabeth Perkins).

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • 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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