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Comedy
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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    Herbie: Fully Loaded
    rating:3.3

    Herbie: Fully Loaded

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Lindsay Lohan stars as Maggie Peyton, the new owner of the freewheeling Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own. After rescuing Herbie from a junkyard, Maggie prepares to take on an auto racing champion.

    Directed by:

  • Angela Robinson
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Sunshine Cleaning
    rating:3.5

    Sunshine Cleaning

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Financially on shaky ground yet determined to send her son to a top private school, Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) teams up with her unreliable sister, Norah (Emily Blunt), to start a new company that specializes in biohazard removal and crime scene cleanup. Tired of doing all of the work for other people, whether in her job cleaning homes or in her failed relationships, Rose is finally ready to use her entrepreneurial spirit to tidy up her own life.

    Directed by:

  • Christine Jeffs
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Daria: Is It College Yet?
    rating:3.8

    Daria: Is It College Yet?

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    The sarcastic animated high schooler returns in this feature-length production. Daria's finishing up high school, but she has to decide which institution of higher learning is best suited to an antisocial intellectual with a passion for pizza!

    Directed by:

  • Karen Disher
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Thrillers
    The Betrayed
    rating:3.3

    The Betrayed

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After surviving a terrible car crash, a young wife and mother regains consciousness only to discover that her real nightmare has just begun: She is now the prisoner of a deranged masked man who accuses her husband of stealing money from the mob. Can she get away from her captor -- and is there any truth to his story? Melissa George, Donald Adams and Christian Campbell co-star in this psychological thriller from director Amanda Gusack.

    Directed by:

  • Amanda Gusack
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Out-of-Sync
    rating:3.3

    Out-of-Sync

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Talented disc jockey Jason St. Julian (LL Cool J) gave up a promising career when he took the fall for a mob boss (Ramy Zada) and ended up in jail. Now, in an attempt to go straight, Julian is battling his gambling and alcohol problems, but his past keeps catching up to him in the form of loan sharks, drug dealers and crooked cops. Worse, he falls in love with the mob boss's girlfriend (Victoria Dillard). Yaphet Kotto and Howard Hesseman co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Debbie Allen
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Loneliest Planet
    rating:3.3

    The Loneliest Planet

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Alex and Nica, a young engaged couple, are so eager to take a serious walking trek through Georgia's Caucasus Mountains that they hire a local guide. Traveling deep into the wild landscape, however, the emotional atmosphere shifts for the trio.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Loktev
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Caveman's Valentine
    rating:3.3

    The Caveman's Valentine

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    After finding a frozen corpse near his cave in a New York City park, homeless recluse Romulus Ledbetter (Samuel L. Jackson) -- a former piano prodigy beset by delusions of harmful rays bombarding him from the Chrysler Building -- suspects foul play and investigates. But can the schizophrenic Romulus pull himself together long enough to catch the killer? Featuring a brilliant turn by Jackson, this engrossing thriller also stars Colm Feore.

    Directed by:

  • Kasi Lemmons
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Romance
    Of Love and Shadows
    rating:3.1

    Of Love and Shadows

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Irene (Jennifer Connelly), a magazine editor who's lived a sheltered existence under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in 1973 Chile, gradually awakens to the political tumult when handsome photographer Francisco (Antonio Banderas) enters her life and opens her eyes to the brutal atrocities being committed by the state. Betty Kaplan directs this romantic drama based on a novel by Isabel Allende.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Kaplan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Used People
    rating:3.1

    Used People

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Love is the last thing newly widowed Pearl Berman is looking for, but that's what she finds when suave Joe Meledandri attends her husband's funeral. As it turns out, Joe has loved Pearl since he persuaded her spouse not to leave her -- 23 years ago.

    Directed by:

  • Beeban Kidron
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Proof
    rating:3.2

    Proof

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    A blind photographer named Martin (Hugo Weaving) takes pictures as "proof" that the world and everything in it is just as it is described to him by other people. Meanwhile, his dyspeptic housekeeper, Celia (Geneviève Picot), rearranges his furniture. All manner of mayhem comes out of the confusion in this offbeat dramedy that co-stars Russell Crowe, in an early role, as Martin's young friend, Andy.

    Directed by:

  • Jocelyn Moorhouse
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Step Up
    rating:3.6

    Step Up

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Sentenced to a stretch of community service at a prestigious school for the arts, streetwise troublemaker Tyler Gage unexpectedly discovers his natural talent for dance when he pairs with one of the academy's ballerinas.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Fletcher
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    National Geographic: The FBI
    rating:3.5

    National Geographic: The FBI

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    With worries about the state of our national security increasing, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been under more intense scrutiny than ever. This penetrating documentary offers high-security access behind the scenes at the FBI. Rare footage and interviews with agents combine to offer insight as to how the Bureau really operates.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Leibovitz
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight
    rating:3.9

    Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    His name might not be very familiar, but the works of graphic artist Milton Glaser -- whose prolific output includes the "I Love NY" ad campaign, as well as album covers for Townes Van Zandt and Nina Simone -- are recognizable to many. Revisiting the famed paintings, drawings, logos, prints, posters and other works by Glaser, filmmaker Wendy Keys creates a rich and engaging mosaic of a key figure in American iconography.

    Directed by:

  • Wendy Keys
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Manufactured Landscapes
    rating:3.6

    Manufactured Landscapes

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    More than a simple portrait of an artist, this documentary about celebrated photographer Edward Burtynsky is also an examination of industrialization and globalization. Known for finding strange beauty in large industrial vistas, Burtynsky searches for great shots on trips to China and Bangladesh. In contrast to his seemingly impersonal aesthetic, the film focuses on individuals, revealing the dreariness and dangers of industrial work.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Baichwal
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Maria's Story: A Documentary Portrait of Love and Survival in El Salvador's Civil War
    rating:4.1

    Maria's Story: A Documentary Portrait of Love and Survival in El Salvador's Civil War

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    In this riveting documentary that was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival, filmmakers Monona Wali and Pamela Cohen shadow the remarkable Maria Serrano, an El Salvadoran woman who splits her time as a wife, mother and guerrilla leader. Released some 20 years after the original footage was filmed, this anniversary edition includes an update on Serrano, her family and her country in the wake of civil war.

    Directed by:

  • Pamela Cohen
  • rating:4.1 4.1 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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