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Action & Adventure
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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    One for the Money
    rating:3.4

    One for the Money

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Janet Evanovich's spunky heroine, Stephanie Plum, is adrift after getting a divorce and losing her job. To make ends meet, she becomes a bounty hunter, with her first big case revolving around a high school boyfriend who may be falsely accused.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Anne Robinson
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Peacemaker
    rating:3.5

    The Peacemaker

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Terrorists be damned! After some baddies trigger a nuclear explosion in Russia, U.S. Special Forces intelligence agent Thomas Devoe (George Clooney) and White House nuclear weapons expert Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman) come to the rescue. Trouble is, the web of conspiracy stretches from Europe to New York, and the terrorists have no demands. Clooney, hip and hard as nails, riffs wonderfully off a more circumspect Kidman.

    Directed by:

  • Mimi Leder
  • rating:3.5 3.5 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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    Romance
    Sylvia
    rating:3.2

    Sylvia

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    A whirlwind courtship kick-starts the tempestuous marriage between American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath and English poet Ted Hughes, an intense and stormy union that quickly dissolves due to Hughes's philandering and Plath's insecurity.

    Directed by:

  • Christine Jeffs
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Mail Order Bride
    rating:3.2

    Mail Order Bride

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    "Melrose Place" alums Daphne Zuniga and Greg Evigan star in this suspenseful Hallmark Channel Western about a grifter named Diana (Zuniga) who assumes the identity of her dead friend Jen in order to escape her con-man boss (Evigan). Along with Jen's name comes a rancher fiancé, Beau (Cameron Bancroft), whom neither woman has met. But just as Beau begins to catch on to the con, Diana's hit with a bigger problem: Her boss is back, and he's not happy.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Wheeler
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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.

    Directed by:

  • Doris Dörrie
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Autumn in New York
    rating:3.2

    Autumn in New York

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Will Keane (Richard Gere) is a middle-aged playboy working the Big Apple who experiences true love for the first time when he falls under the spell of Charlotte Fielding (Winona Ryder), a young, vibrant woman harboring a tragic secret. Autumn is the season for this genuine tearjerker directed by actress Joan Chen (The Last Emperor), which features able supporting performances from Anthony LaPaglia, Elaine Stritch and Sherry Stringfield.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Chen
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Independent
    The High Cost of Living
    rating:3.6

    The High Cost of Living

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Well-to-do housewife Nathalie eagerly awaits the birth of her first child, while elsewhere in Montreal, small-time drug dealer Henry plans his next score. One night, their contrasting lives become intertwined when Henry hits Nathalie with his car.

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Chow
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Iron Jawed Angels
    rating:3.9

    Iron Jawed Angels

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    From 1912 to 1920, a group of fiery young suffragettes led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor) band together to wheedle the United States into adapting a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Along the way, they incur the wrath of President Woodrow Wilson (Bob Gunton) and anger other suffragette leaders (Anjelica Huston and Lois Smith). Directed by Katja von Garnier.

    Directed by:

  • Katja von Garnier
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Pariah
    rating:3.6

    Pariah

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Brooklyn teen Alike (Adepero Oduye) is a model child around her devoutly religious family, but she sheds the good-girl image to reveal a harder side during a nightclub excursion with butch pal Laura (Pernell Walker) in this coming-of-age tale of urban identity and sexual expression. With curfew looming and her parents none the wiser, Alike must catch the bus back home, where she faces the complex negotiation of her contradictory worlds.

    Directed by:

  • Dee Rees
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Poker House
    rating:3.5

    The Poker House

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Jennifer Lawrence stars in this gritty, coming-of-age drama as Agnes, the resilient eldest sister of a trio of young siblings forced to grow up in a broken home frequented by drug dealers, criminals, pimps and gamblers. Featuring a host of standout supporting performances, this effort from actress-turned-director Lori Petty also stars Selma Blair, Clarke Peters, David Alan Grier and Bokeem Woodbine.

    Directed by:

  • Lori Petty
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Faith & Spirituality
    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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    Heaven Ain't Hard to Find
    rating:3.6

    Heaven Ain't Hard to Find

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Clifton Powell, Kym Whitley, Andre Pitre and Tasha Taylor co-star in this inspiring tale about a close-knit black community that rallies to restore a crumbling Baptist church that's haunted by the spirits of three sisters. But while the friendly ghosts have hung around to ensure that the once-glorious church rises again, a greedy land developer is ready to tear it down so he can pounce on the property.

    Directed by:

  • Neema Barnette
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Yentl
    rating:3.5

    Yentl

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's story, this Oscar-winning musical stars Barbra Streisand as Yentl, the bookish daughter of a Talmud teacher who instructs her even though it's forbidden to teach the sacred text to girls. Determined to continue her schooling after her father dies, Yentl disguises herself as a boy to gain entry to a yeshiva. There, she meets the brilliant Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), who only has eyes for Hadass (Amy Irving).

    Directed by:

  • Barbra Streisand
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Prince of Egypt
    rating:3.7

    The Prince of Egypt

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Born into slavery and cast adrift on the Nile to escape mass genocide, Moses (voiced by Val Kilmer) is reared as the son of Pharaoh Seti (Patrick Stewart) and stepbrother of Ramses (Ralph Fiennes). When Moses learns of his true ancestry, he retreats to the desert, where he answers God's call and accepts his destiny: to lead the Hebrews out of slavery and into freedom. DreamWorks's animated film scored an Oscar for Best Song ("When You Believe").

    Directed by:

  • Brenda Chapman
  • 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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