Great Movies Most People Have Never Heard Of

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1.
American Dreamz (2006)
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The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale. (107 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz
 
2.
Away We Go (2009)
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A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
3.
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
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Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride... (97 mins.)
Director: Anjelica Huston
 
4.
Bingo (1991)
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A runaway circus dog befriends a young boy who has trouble fitting in with his friends. (89 mins.)
Director: Matthew Robbins
 
5.
Chips, the War Dog (1990 TV Movie)
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Misfits Danny Stauffer and Chips (a chicken-chasing German shepherd) are teamed up in the Army's "Dogs for Defense" program during WWII. (92 mins.)
Director: Ed Kaplan
 
6.
The Education of Little Tree (1997)
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Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents... (116 mins.)
 
7.
Fingersmith (2005 Mini-Series)
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Susan "Sue" Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with... (181 mins.)
Director: Aisling Walsh
 
8.
The First of May (1999)
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Eleven-year-old Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul Sirmons
 
9.
The Four Diamonds (1995 TV Movie)
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Young Christopher Millard fantasizes about being a squire of the Round Table and studies the stars.... (96 mins.)
Director: Peter Werner
 
10.
Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)
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A city girl teams up with a tomboy to solve the mystery of Bear Mountain, Molly Morgan, and the buried treasure as well as learn about true friendships. (94 mins.)
 
11.
The Maiden Heist (2009)
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A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Hewitt
 
12.
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
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A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family. (101 mins.)
Director: Joshua Marston
 
13.
My House in Umbria (2003 TV Movie)
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An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack. (103 mins.)
 
14.
Quinceañera (2006)
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As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin. (90 mins.)
 
15.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
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In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback. (94 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
16.
Saved! (2004)
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When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her. (92 mins.)
Director: Brian Dannelly
 
17.
The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
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A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office. (91 mins.)
 
18.
Speak (2004)
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After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak. (89 mins.)
Director: Jessica Sharzer
 
19.
Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
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The story of a girl who is willing to do anything to become Valedictorian, even if it means murdering the teacher that stands in her way. (96 mins.)
 
20.
Transamerica (2005)
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A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York. (103 mins.)
Director: Duncan Tucker
 
21.
The Ugly Dachshund (1966)
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Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion... (93 mins.)
Director: Norman Tokar
 
22.
The Whipping Boy (1994 TV Movie)
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The king of tiny Bratenberg hopes in vain his lazy, unruly heir Horace will behave for the sake of his whipping boy... (96 mins.)
 
23.
Wide Awake (1998)
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A 10 year old boy goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies. (88 mins.)