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1. Soul Surfer (2011)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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53 Metascore

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Writers: Sean McNamara, Deborah Schwartz, Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk, Matt Allen, Caleb Wilson, Brad Gann, Bethany Hamilton, Sheryl Berk, Rick Bundschuh | Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Lorraine Nicholson

2. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

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65 Metascore

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Writers: Barry Morrow, Ronald Bass | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

3. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

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When a woman's long-time friend says he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself... and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.

Writer: Ronald Bass | Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett

4. What Dreams May Come (1998)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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44 Metascore

After dying in a car crash a man searches the afterlife for his wife.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Ronald Bass | Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow

5. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.

Writers: Nancy Price, Ronald Bass | Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Lawrence

6. Stepmom (1998)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A terminally-ill mother has to settle on the new woman in her ex-husband's life, who will be their new stepmother.

Writers: Gigi Levangie, Jessie Nelson, Steven Rogers, Karen Leigh Hopkins, Ronald Bass | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone

7. Dangerous Minds (1995)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

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An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school.

Writers: LouAnne Johnson, Ronald Bass | Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett

8. When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance

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An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.

Writers: Ronald Bass, Al Franken | Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Meg Ryan, Andy Garcia, Ellen Burstyn, Tina Majorino

9. Entrapment (1999)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Crime, Romance

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54 Metascore

An insurance agent is sent by her employer to track down and help capture an art thief.

Writers: Ronald Bass, Michael Hertzberg, William Broyles Jr. | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ving Rhames, Will Patton

10. Before We Go (2014)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Completed

A young woman in New York City races to catch the 1:30 Train to Boston. On the way she is robbed. She is lost in the dark underbelly of New York at night with nothing and no one.

Writers: Ronald Bass, Chris Shafer, Jen Smolka, Paul Vicknair | Director: Chris Evans | Stars: Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Emma Fitzpatrick, Beth Katehis

11. Amelia (2009)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

Writers: Ronald Bass, Anna Hamilton Phelan, Susan Butler, Mary S. Lovell | Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston

12. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | 139 min | Drama

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The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Writers: Amy Tan, Ronald Bass | Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

13. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, History

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A story set in nineteenth-century China and focusing on the life-long friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid social norms imposed on women.

Writers: Angela Workman, Ronald Bass, Michael Ray, Lisa See | Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun, Vivian Wu, Russell Wong

14. Space Warriors (2013)

PG | 93 min | Family

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A group of kid space cadets must help in the rescue of three astronauts whose ship got stranded in space.

Writers: Jeff Phillips, Sean McNamara, Ronald Bass, Stan Chervin, Jim Strain | Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Thomas Horn, Josh Lucas, Mira Sorvino, Dermot Mulroney

15. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

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Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to ... See full summary »

Writers: Terry McMillan, Ronald Bass | Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King

16. The Moon and the Sun (2015)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

King Louis XIV's quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter's discovery of the creature.

Writers: Ronald Bass, Barry Berman, Laura Harrington, Vonda N. McIntyre, Bill Mechanic, James Schamus | Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario

17. Waiting to Exhale (1995)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Based on Terry McMillan's novel, this film follows four very different African-American women and their relationships with the male gender.

Writers: Terry McMillan, Ronald Bass | Director: Forest Whitaker | Stars: Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon

18. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950's, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.

Writers: David Guterson, Ronald Bass, Scott Hicks | Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Max von Sydow, Yûki Kudô, Reeve Carney

19. Black Widow (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

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A federal investigator tracks down a gold digging woman who moves from husband to husband, kills them and collects the inheritance.

Writer: Ronald Bass | Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey, Dennis Hopper

20. Mozart and the Whale (2005)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.

Writer: Ronald Bass | Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Radha Mitchell, Gary Cole, Sheila Kelley

21. Gardens of Stone (1987)

R | 111 min | Drama, War, Romance

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A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.

Writers: Nicholas Proffitt, Ronald Bass | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, D.B. Sweeney

22. Passion of Mind (2000)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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A psychological romantic thriller where fantasy and reality become indistinguishable for a woman leading a double life in her dreams.

Writers: Ronald Bass, David Field | Director: Alain Berliner | Stars: Demi Moore, Eloise Eonnet, Hadrian Dagannaud-Brouard, Chaya Cuénot

23. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

24. The Enemy Within (1994 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, Thriller

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Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey,... See full summary »

Writers: Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey II, Rod Serling, Darryl Ponicsan, Ronald Bass | Director: Jonathan Darby | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Sam Waterston, Dana Delany, Jason Robards

25. Satchmo (I) (2015)

Biography, Drama, Music | Announced

A chronicle of the life of jazz legend Louis Armstrong from his early years in New Orleans through his acclaimed career as a trumpeter and improvisational singer.

Writers: Ronald Bass, Nicholas Pileggi | Director: Forest Whitaker | Star: Forest Whitaker

26. The Lazarus Child (2005)

93 min | Drama

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A road accident leaves seven-year-old Frankie Heywood gravely injured and deeply comatose, when she is hit by a bus, and her twelve-year-old brother Ben severely depressed and traumatised ... See full summary »

Writer: Ronald Bass | Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Andy Garcia, Frances O'Connor, Angela Bassett, Harry Eden

27. Invisible Child (1999 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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A woman with two children believes she has three and her husband and oldest daughter play along with her to keep her balanced (or as close to balanced that a woman with an invisible child ... See full summary »

Writers: Ronald Bass, David Field | Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Rita Wilson, Victor Garber, Tushka Bergen, Mae Whitman

28. Code Name: Emerald (1985)

PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

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In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). ... See full summary »

Writer: Ronald Bass | Director: Jonathan Sanger | Stars: Ed Harris, Max von Sydow, Horst Buchholz, Helmut Berger

29. Reunion (1994 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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When a woman loses her child, this traumatic event takes her to the edge of sanity. However, the child suddenly appears which is impossible... or is it?

Writers: Linda Gray Sexton, Ronald Bass, John Pielmeier | Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Marlo Thomas, Peter Strauss, Frances Sternhagen, Courtney Chase

30. Swing Vote (1999 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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A new appointee suddenly finds himself the center of attention as his other eight justices have split their votes down the middle on a case involving a woman who is charged with murder ... See full summary »

Writers: Ronald Bass, Jane Rusconi | Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Andy Garcia, Harry Belafonte, Robert Prosky, Ray Walston

31. Summer in Paradise (2015)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance | Pre-production

A bold and devoted mother recounts the passionate affair that sparked an unforgettable summer in paradise.

Writers: Ronald Bass, Marc Haruki Noda | Director: Marc Haruki Noda

32. The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989 TV Special)

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Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: James Acheson, Harry Andrews, Anne Archer, Army Archerd

33. Moloney (1996–1997)

30 min | Drama

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Creators: Ronald Bass, Jane Rusconi | Stars: Peter Strauss, Nestor Serrano, Wendell Pierce, Cherie Lunghi

35. Einstein

Biography, Drama | Announced

The true inspirational story of the trials, tragedies and vindication of the single-most celebrated scientist of the 20th century. Torn between the burdens of a family and his restless ... See full summary »

Writers: Ronald Bass, Chris Philpott | Director: James Cotten

36. Boomsday

Comedy | Announced

In Washington, D.C., an influential blogger sparks romantically with a politician who runs with one of her sarcastic remarks: that aging adults should voluntarily commit suicide to avoid the social security crisis.

Writers: Christopher Buckley, Ronald Bass, Jen Smolka | Director: Tom Vaughan

37. Border Line (1999 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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An attorney, who represents an international adoption agency in Los Angeles accidentally discovers a murder involving the agency. She then gets mixed up in an illegal operation involving ... See full summary »

Writers: Ronald Bass, Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk | Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Sherry Stringfield, Elizabeth Peña, Carl Lumbly, Len Cariou

38. Teacher Man

Drama | Announced

Details McCourt's 30-year career teaching English and creative writing in New York's public school system, beginning in 1958.

Writers: Ronald Bass, Frank McCourt

39. Eleven Percent (2015)

Comedy, Drama | Announced

An extraordinary twist of fate grants ten ordinary people a controlling stake in one of America's biggest banks.

Writers: Paco Arango, Ronald Bass | Director: Paco Arango

40. Lovers Leap

Romance | Announced

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41. Godmother

Comedy, Drama, Romance | Announced

While 30-something Londoner Tessa King questions her no-strings-attached lifestyle, she also witnesses her friends' difficulties in marriage and parenthood while playing godmother to their broods.

Writers: Carrie Adams, Ronald Bass

42. Spotlight on Location: Snow Falling on Cedars (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Writer: Laurent Bouzereau | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Ronald Bass, James Cromwell, David Guterson, Ethan Hawke

43. Monologues Volume 1 (2010)

20 min | Short, Drama

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A series of shorts with an emphasis on individual monologues.

Writers: Ronald Bass, Al Franken, Vivian Guios, Melvin Lima, Charles Pazos, Mike Stevens | Director: Charles Pazos | Stars: Amber Coyle, Katia Gomez, vaughn-Rian st. James, Melvin Lima

44. The Journey of Rain Man (2004 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: J.M. Kenny | Director: J.M. Kenny | Stars: Barry Levinson, Mark Johnson, Gerald R. Molen, Barry Morrow

45. Moloney (1996–1997)
Episode: A Matter of Principle (1996)

Drama

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Creators: Ronald Bass, Jane Rusconi | Star: Peter Strauss

46. Moloney (1996–1997)
Episode: All the King's Horses (1996)

Drama

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Creators: Ronald Bass, Jane Rusconi | Stars: Peter Strauss, Gregg Henry, Todd McKee, Joan Pringle

47. Moloney (1996–1997)
Episode: Ball & Chain (1997)

Drama

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Creators: Ronald Bass, Jane Rusconi | Stars: Peter Strauss, Julie Cobb, Stepfanie Kramer, Lillian Lehman

48. Moloney (1996–1997)
Episode: Clarity Begins at Home (1997)

Drama

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Creators: Ronald Bass, Jane Rusconi | Stars: Peter Strauss, Bryan Cranston, Spencer Garrett, Michele Scarabelli

49. Moloney (1996–1997)
Episode: Clueless (1996)

Drama

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Creators: Ronald Bass, Jane Rusconi | Star: Peter Strauss

50. Moloney (1996–1997)
Episode: Damage Control (1997)

Drama

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Creators: Ronald Bass, Jane Rusconi | Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Peter Strauss, Nestor Serrano, Wendell Pierce, Cherie Lunghi