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Faith & Spirituality
50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs
rating:3.6

50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs

1999Runtime:0 minutes
Including interviews with top statesmen from both sides, this comprehensive PBS documentary traces the course of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, from the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 to the 1993 Oslo Accords and beyond. Leaders such as Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat; generals and soldiers from both camps; and even Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Bill Clinton all share their perspective on this contentious conflict.

Directed by:

  • Norma Pery
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Sunday School Musical
    rating:3.2

    Sunday School Musical

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When financial woes threaten their church's future, a group of teens, led by one talented performer, enters a song and dance competition in hopes of winning a heavenly cash prize. Starring Candise Lakota as Savannah, this heartwarming and energetic Christian spin on the tremendously popular High School Musical franchise features 21 songs, including seven originals by composer Don Raymond. Rachel Goldenberg directs.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Jews: A People's History
    rating:3.1

    The Jews: A People's History

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Exploring 4,000 years in the history of the Jews -- from their ancient roots in the Middle East all the way to modern-day Judaism -- this exhaustivedocumentary weaves stories from the past and present to reveal a rich tapestry of Jewish identity. Seeking to represent the diversity of the Jewish people, director Nina Koshofer's ambitious film spotlights Jews both rich and poor, famed and obscure.

    Directed by:

  • Nina Koshofer
  • Sabine Klauser
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Trouble with Angels
    rating:3.8

    The Trouble with Angels

    1966Runtime:0 minutes
    Two teens turn a staid convent upside down with their youthful glee and zany antics. Although the pair gets in trouble for transgressions like invading the nuns' quarters and substituting soap for sugar in the kitchen, their charm wins everyone over.

    Directed by:

  • Ida Lupino
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Television
    Frontline: The Madoff Affair
    rating:3.8

    Frontline: The Madoff Affair

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Sentenced to 150 years in federal prison, Bernie Madoff perpetrated the largest financial fraud in history. Following a timeline dating back to the 1960s, Frontline takes you inside the web of deception that snagged investors for $65 billion.

    Directed by:

  • Martin Smith
  • Marcela Gaviria
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Midsomer Murders: Painted in Blood
    rating:3.9

    Midsomer Murders: Painted in Blood

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Beneath the picturesque facade of the English village of Midsomer lie some very dark secrets that call for the singular talents of the thoughtful, witty and methodical Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby (John Nettles). In this episode, Barnaby's wife, Joyce, enrolls in an art class that takes her to the village green. When she finds the body of one of her fellow painters, the inspector and his partner, Troy, uncover more than they had expected.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    NOW on PBS: Fixing the Future
    rating:3.6

    NOW on PBS: Fixing the Future

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Actor David Brancaccio leads an exploration of new opportunities in the wake of 2008's financial meltdown. From Maine to Washington State, Brancaccio shares stories of regular Americans reinventing their way out of the Great Recession, including leaders of cooperatives, entrepreneurs, and activists committed to buying and hiring locally. Nobel Prize winners and economists also offer reflections on this new era's challenges.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Spiro
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Best of the Real West
    rating:3.5

    The Best of the Real West

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    The myths, legends and realities of the Old West come alive in The Real West with Kenny Rogers. Through original footage, authentic diaries, paintings, photos and expert commentary, this award-winning History Channel series reawakens the adventure of our most fabled era, exposing the truth behind some of America's most celebrated stories and figures.

    Directed by:

  • Donna E. Lusitana
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Comedy
    My Big Fat Greek Life: The Entire Series
    rating:3.1

    My Big Fat Greek Life: The Entire Series

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Nia Vardalos stars in this sitcom inspired by the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," as lovable Nia and her charming WASP husband, Ian (Steven Eckholdt), return from their honeymoon and embark on newlywed life alongside Nia's traditional Greek family. This collection includes all seven episodes of the short-lived television series, which pokes fun at extended family and the couple's attempts to adjust to married life.

    Directed by:

  • Peter Bonerz
  • Pamela Fryman
  • Gail Mancuso
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Real Women Have Curves
    rating:3.4

    Real Women Have Curves

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    America Ferrera shines in a star-making performance as Ana, a Mexican-American teenager who's struggling to break free from her mother's old-world expectations, in this coming-of-age drama set in East Los Angeles. Ana wants to attend college so she can better herself, but she's needed in her sister's sewing sweatshop, where women labor to make dresses that are then sold for many times what the shop is paid to make them.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Cardoso
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    All About You
    rating:3.4

    All About You

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Heartbroken that her boyfriend is planning a future without her, Nicole relocates to San Francisco to make a fresh start. After moving in with her best friend, Nicole unexpectedly ends up sharing living space with a man -- and they soon fall in love.

    Directed by:

  • Christine Swanson
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Sweetie
    rating:3.1

    Sweetie

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Jane Campion's 1989 debut feature plumbs the dysfunctional depths of one Australian family. Emotionally distant Kay (Karen Colston) is thrown off by the sudden arrival of her sister, Dawn (Genevieve Lemon), fresh out of the insane asylum. The two sisters, who are complete opposites, quarrel endlessly -- and to make matters worse, their father arrives with the dire news that their mom has left him to go "find herself" in the outback.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Campion
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    A Plumm Summer
    rating:3.2

    A Plumm Summer

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a true story, this family film set in late-1960s Montana tells the tale of the Plumm boys (Owen Pearce and Chris Massoglia), two young brothers from a hardscrabble background who set out to solve the kidnapping of their favorite TV puppet, Froggy Doo. Though the intriguing FBI-caliber search for a missing marionette is great fodder for adventure, equally compelling is the theme of repairing familial rifts as a part of coming of age.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Zelder
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    August Rush
    rating:3.9

    August Rush

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After cellist Lyla (Keri Russell) and guitarist Louis (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) share an enchanted night together, circumstances rip them apart, and the child (Freddie Highmore) produced by the union is raised by an opportunistic stranger (Robin Williams) who nurtures the boy's musical talent. Determined to find his parents, the boy -- known as August Rush -- relies on music to draw his mother and father to him. Terrence Howard co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Kirsten Sheridan
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Ruby Bridges
    rating:3.9

    Ruby Bridges

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Euzhan Palcy brings to the screen events that helped shape American history: the integration of an all-white school in the 1960s by first-grader Ruby Bridges (Chaz Monet). Predictably, tensions arise as protesters fight Ruby's attendance. But aided by her courageous parents (Michael Beach and Lela Rochon), an enthusiastic teacher (Penelope Ann Miller) and a supportive child psychologist (Kevin Pollak), Ruby learns to face racism head-on.

    Directed by:

  • Euzhan Palcy
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Paradise
    rating:3.4

    Paradise

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Willard (Elijah Wood), a 10-year-old who is dealing with his parents' break-up, comes to spend the summer with Lily and Ben Reed (Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson), whose own relationship is strained following the tragic death of their 3-year-old son. Their problems make it all the more difficult for Willard to acclimate to his new environment, until a young girl (Thora Birch) intervenes to become his friend and transforms all their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Agnes Donoghue
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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