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Drama
Oyster Farmer
rating:3.2

Oyster Farmer

2005Runtime:0 minutes
Down-on-his-luck drifter Jack Flange (Alex O'Loughlin) heads to a secluded oyster-farming community to wait for a parcel of stolen cash that he's mailed to himself. But the package never arrives, and Jack suspects a beautiful postal worker named (what else?) Pearl (Diana Glenn) may be responsible for its disappearance. Anna Reeves directs this quirky but charming romance set along Australia's Hawkesbury River.

Directed by:

  • Anna Reeves
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Moonlight and Mistletoe
    rating:3.5

    Moonlight and Mistletoe

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    A fondness for the holidays led Nick Crosby (Tom Arnold) to create Santaville, but as mounting bills and a new minimall threaten his labor of love, he and his estranged daughter (Candace Cameron Bure) set out to keep his yuletide attraction alive. Though it will take a miracle to keep the doors open, diehard Christmas nut Nick knows all about making miracles happen. Christopher Wiehl and Barbara Niven also star in this merry made-for-TV tale.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    You Changed My Life
    rating:3.1

    You Changed My Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In this romantic comedy-drama from Filipina director Cathy Garcia-Molina, Laida (Sarah Geronimo) and Miggy (John Lloyd Cruz) think they've found perfect happiness with each other, until circumstances beyond their control threaten to pull them apart. As their burgeoning careers begin to take them in entirely different directions -- Miggy to Laguna, Laida to Canada -- they struggle to keep their relationship alive across a great distance.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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    Faith & Spirituality
    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 Third Miracle
    rating:3.2

    The Third Miracle

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Deeply devout Helen O'Regan (Barbara Sukowa) is nominated for sainthood when her death causes a statue of the Virgin Mary to weep blood and cure a terminally ill girl. A skeptical priest (Ed Harris) is sent to investigate the miracles and prove that Helen was only human. But as he seeks a logical explanation in a realm supported by faith, he discovers his true purpose in life. Anne Heche co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Michael
    rating:3.5

    Michael

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Two struggling tabloid reporters and an "angel expert" are sent by their boss to check out an old kook who claims to have an angel living with her. Sure enough, the guy's got wings, but he's also into smoking, drinking and womanizing. Unconvinced that Michael (John Travolta) is not an Earthly being, the reporters take him to Chicago, when Michael's unconventional methods begin to work heavenly magic. Director Nora Ephron also wrote the script.

    Directed by:

  • Nora Ephron
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Sheffey
    rating:3.7

    Sheffey

    1977Runtime:0 minutes
    An unruly young man from an affluent family becomes a Christian convert and a tireless servant of God after attending a revival meeting with friends in this affecting drama about the life and ministry of 19th-century preacher Robert Sheffey. Sheffey traveled the sawdust trail to proclaim the Gospel throughout Appalachia, and in the process, he touched lives all across America. Katherine Stenholm directs.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Stenholm
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Action & Adventure
    Doctor Who: Enlightenment
    rating:3.5

    Doctor Who: Enlightenment

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    In this last installment of the mysterious and exciting Black Guardian/Turlough trilogy, immortal Eternals -- who are racing to achieve enlightenment -- challenge mortal Ephemerals, and we learn being an Ephemeral is better. But once again, the nefarious Black Guardian appears, and the Doctor is suddenly in a race to save his own life. Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Janet Fielding and Cyril Luckham star.

    Directed by:

  • Fiona Cumming
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Shaolin Ulysses: Kung Fu Monks in America
    rating:3.3

    Shaolin Ulysses: Kung Fu Monks in America

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    If you get a kick out of kung fu, you'll love this exhilarating film that traces the journey of five kung fu monks in search of the American dream. Hailing from China's legendary Shaolin Temple, these Zen masters and kung fu stars have left their homeland to forge a new life and bring their special brand of martial arts to the west. Hear their personal stories (narrated by Beau Bridges) and watch in awe as they display some of their best moves.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Burr
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani
    rating:3.3

    Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    The Doctor (Colin Baker) arrives in 19th-century England hoping to observe the historic meeting of brilliant inventors that led the way to the industrial revolution. But along the way, he stumbles into an evil plot. His archnemesis, the Rani (Kate O'Mara), has been harvesting brain chemicals from the local miners, a process that turns them into violent thugs, and she's planning to tap the minds of everybody who attends the all-important confab.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Crusoe: The Complete Series
    rating:3.6

    Crusoe: The Complete Series

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After he's shipwrecked, Robinson Crusoe (Philip Winchester) and his companion Friday face the adventures and challenges of life on a deserted island in this action-packed television series based on Daniel Defoe's classic novel. Flashbacks explore Crusoe's life before the wreck, including his relationships with his widowed father (Sean Bean) and family friend Jeremiah Blackthorn (Sam Neill), who serves as a business mentor to Crusoe.

    Directed by:

  • Jeff Woolnough
  • Michael Robison
  • Alex Chapple
  • Helen Shaver
  • Duane Clark
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    Turistas
    rating:3.1

    Turistas

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After biochemist Carla (Aline Kuppenheim) reveals a devastating secret during a vacation, her husband (Marcelo Alonso) drives off without her. As Carla hitchhikes her way back to Santiago, a chance encounter with Norwegian student Ulrik (Diego Noguera) sets her life on a new course. On a camping excursion with Ulrik, the timid Carla experiences a gentle emotional awakening as she encounters nature in a new way.

    Directed by:

  • Alicia Scherson
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    African Leaders: Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work
    rating:3.3

    African Leaders: Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    These absorbing documentaries profile two African leaders whose courage and defiance of colonial forces changed the lives of millions. Via archival footage and interviews with scholars and colleagues, both men take their rightful places in history. Renaissance man Frantz Fanon spearheaded the Algerian revolution against France, while Amílcar Cabral founded a political party to foster the independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde from Portugal.

    Directed by:

  • Cheikh Djemai
  • Ana Lucia Ramos Lisboa
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Miss You Like Crazy
    rating:3.2

    Miss You Like Crazy

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Ferry boat commuters Alan (John Lloyd Cruz) and Mia (Bea Alonzo) make a romantic connection that's thwarted when Mia learns that Alan already has a girlfriend. Years later, the two meet again, and Alan gets a second chance to win Mia's heart. But this time, she's the one who's already taken. Gerald Hans Isaac and Maricar Reyes co-star in this Filipino romance set in Manila and Malaysia, directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Ciao, Professore!
    rating:3.6

    Ciao, Professore!

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    In director Lina Wertmüller's upbeat comedy, Marco Sperelli (Paolo Villaggio) -- a priggish upper-class teacher from northern Italy -- is mistakenly assigned to a tumbledown school in an impoverished village near Naples. But upon arriving, he finds most of his students hustling on the streets to earn money for their families -- and before you can say "school of hard knocks," Sperelli becomes the pupil as the kids tutor him about life's realities.

    Directed by:

  • Lina Wertmuller
  • rating:3.6 3.6 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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