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Television
China Beach: Season 1
rating:4.2

China Beach: Season 1

1988Runtime:0 minutes
This Emmy Award-winning drama series views the horrors of the Vietnam War as it unfolds in the late 1960s through the eyes of the medics and nurses who tend to the sick, wounded and dying. At the show's center is nurse Colleen McMurphy (Dana Delany). She's trying desperately to cling to her humanity even as she faces brutality and the less-obvious casualties of war every single day. Co-stars Nan Woods, Marg Helgenberger and Michael Boatman.

Directed by:

  • Neema Barnette
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    Passport to Europe: France & Italy
    rating:3.7

    Passport to Europe: France & Italy

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Exuberant host Samantha Brown guides viewers on an excursion through France that includes Paris, Cannes and Nice, and a journey through Italy to Florence, Naples, Rome and the picturesque Amalfi Coast. Immerse yourself in the culture, sights and sounds of these two beautiful countries, and along the way, you'll stop at Côte d'Azur in Monaco to catch a glimpse of the ultrarich residents' extravagant lifestyles.

    Directed by:

  • Sylvia Caminer
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Prime Suspect 4
    rating:3.1

    Prime Suspect 4

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison faces a new set of crises -- both personal and professional -- when she's promoted to superintendent. Tennison searches for a kidnapped baby, unearths a political scandal and more.

    Directed by:

  • John Madden
  • Sarah Pia Anderson
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Adventures in Hollyhood: Season 1
    rating:4.3

    Adventures in Hollyhood: Season 1

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Starring the unlikeliest of all Oscar winners, this hilarious reality series follows rappers Three 6 Mafia as they set out to take Hollywood by storm. Moving from their Memphis hometown to the glitz and glam of Tinseltown, Juicy J, DJ Paul and the rest of the crew are the consummate fish out of water. Rubbing elbows with the red-carpet elite, the group tries to retain their Southern ways while making names for themselves as Hollywood players.

    Directed by:

  • Charles Davis
  • Anna Dokoza
  • rating:4.3 4.3 Average Rating

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    Action & Adventure
    Hop
    rating:3.4

    Hop

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    All young Justin and his father want to do is sit down and enjoy watching a soccer game together. When this simple act sparks a chain of events leading to Justin running from the law, the boy must now embark on a thrilling adventure to reunite with his father. In order to fight the system, however, he must enlist the help of a former anarchist, and together they'll need to apply the secret of the Hop.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Standaert
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Mad Money
    rating:3.4

    Mad Money

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When her husband loses his high-paying job, well-off Bridget Cardigan joins the janitorial staff of the Federal Reserve Bank and conspires with two fellow employees to pilfer old money that's scheduled to be destroyed. It seems like a simple plan but, of course, it's never that simple.

    Directed by:

  • Callie Khouri
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Blue Steel
    rating:3.1

    Blue Steel

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    When psychotic Wall Street broker Eugene (Ron Silver) witnesses rookie cop Megan (Jamie Lee Curtis) gunning down an armed robber in a store, he becomes instantly obsessed with her. After lifting the robber's gun from the crime scene, Eugene carves Turner's name into the bullets and uses them in a series of murders. Soon, Turner is drawn into a deadly game of wits with a psychopath who's always a step ahead ... and much closer than she thinks!

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Ballad of Little Jo
    rating:3.2

    The Ballad of Little Jo

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a true story, this Western chronicles the adventures of wealthy Josephine Monaghan (Suzy Amis), who, longing for more than just the narrow and subservient life women lived at the time, passes herself off as a man in the Old West. But when love strikes and Josephine falls for a man (David Chung), she must decide whether revealing her secret is worth the risk she'll face for deceiving others.

    Directed by:

  • Maggie Greenwald
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Drama
    Lords of Dogtown
    rating:3.5

    Lords of Dogtown

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    A group of outcasts from California's Venice Beach change the face of skateboarding forever in this 1970s tale based on a true story, written by "Skateboard Godfather" Stacy Peralta, one of the competitive skaters portrayed in the film. Known as the Z-Boys, the radical riders invent a brazen style of skating and deal with heartache when the sport they live for turns into big business. Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch and Rebecca De Mornay co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    City of Men
    rating:3.9

    City of Men

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on Fernando Meirelles' s acclaimed drama City of God, this Brazilian TV series navigates the slums of Rio de Janeiro, following the exploits of two teens coming of age in one of the city's infamous shantytowns. Blending scenes of uncompromising realism with humor, these episodes introduce 13-year-old best friends Laranjinha (Darlan Cunha) and Acerola (Douglas Silva), whose pluck and spirit prevail in the face of soul-crushing poverty.

    Directed by:

  • Fernando Meirelles
  • Katia Lund
  • Cesar Charlone
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Disco Pigs
    rating:3.1

    Disco Pigs

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Pig and Runt were born just minutes apart in the same Dublin hospital -- an auspicious beginning that seals them in an almost twin-like relationship. They isolate themselves, encourage each other's destructive tendencies and even make up their own language. But just before they turn 17, their bond is threatened and when Runt starts yearning for freedom, Pig goes haywire.

    Directed by:

  • Kirsten Sheridan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Danielle Steel's Remembrance
    rating:3.2

    Danielle Steel's Remembrance

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Cecilley Carroll plays Vanessa Fullerton, a woman who attempts to cope with the long-ago murder of her mother, Serena (Eva LaRue Callahan), by telling her story. An Italian royal, Serena gives everything up for love, which arrives in the form of an American soldier. Brad Fullerton (Jeffrey Nordling) whisks the beauty back to his country, but when he dies unexpectedly, Serena becomes vulnerable to the machinations of a stranger.

    Directed by:

  • Bethany Rooney
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Special Interest
    Orgasmic Birth
    rating:3.6

    Orgasmic Birth

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Challenging conventional Western ideas about childbirth, this documentary explores a more natural approach to birth with the belief that, for most women, the experience can be an ecstatic one containing both pain and pleasure. Filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro follows 11 couples employing this innovative approach as they go through the process of birth. Numerous birth experts, including Dr. Christiane Northrup, provide enlightening insights.

    Directed by:

  • Debra Pascali-Bonaro
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Collection
    rating:3.8

    Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Collection

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    In this popular British series that's part cooking show, part travelogue and part comedy, Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson-Wright cook up a storm as they crisscross the English countryside on a classic Triumph motorcycle and sidecar. The larger-than-life duo encourages people to enjoy the moment with rich and satisfying recipes that are anything but heart-friendly, washing the meals down with outrageous tales of their past misadventures.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Llewellyn
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Red Dirt Rising
    rating:3.6

    Red Dirt Rising

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    The birth of stock-car racing is captured through the story of pioneer Jimmie Lewallen (Brad Yoder), who began as a moonshine runner in 1930s North Carolina, took a break to serve in World War II and came home to witness the formation of NASCAR. From dirt tracks to international speedways, Lewallen and his buddies Bill Blair (Burgess Jenkins) and Fred Harb (Quentin Kerr) see their lives transformed by a sport they'd pursued purely out of passion.

    Directed by:

  • Kathleen 'Bo' Bobak
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Lines
    rating:3.1

    Lines

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Legendary free rider Axel Pauporté captures 15 years of high-octane snowboarding action with this documentary, which follows the Absinthe team as they spend two months in Alaska on an "image quest." Interviews with some of the riders, including Shawn Farmer, Mike Ranquet, Matt Goodwill and Victoria Jealouse, shed light on the allure of the big mountains. Other riders featured are Jeremy Jones, Nicolas Müller, Tom Burt, Kurt Wastell and more.

    Directed by:

  • Flora Pauporte
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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