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1.
Yesterday (2004)
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After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school. (90 mins.)
 
2.
Titanic (1997)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
3.
Ghost (1990)
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After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic. (127 mins.)
Director: Jerry Zucker
 
4.
My Girl (1991)
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A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend. (102 mins.)
Director: Howard Zieff
 
5.
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
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Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life. (109 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
6.
The Man in the Moon (1991)
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A coming of age story set in the South of USA when Elvis was King. (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
7.
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
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A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father. (132 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
 
8.
Schindler's List (1993)
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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
 
9.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
10.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
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Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
 
11.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
12.
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
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A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals. (84 mins.)
 
13.
The Green Mile (1999)
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The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift. (189 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
14.
The Notebook (2004)
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A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences. (123 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
15.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
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A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising. (105 mins.)
Director: Rupert Wyatt
 
16.
A Little Princess (1995)
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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
17.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
18.
Dumbo (1941)
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Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential. (64 mins.)
 
19.
The Secret Garden (1993)
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A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's estate... (101 mins.)
 
20.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
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The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service. (101 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
 
21.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
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The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service. (101 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
 
22.
Hit So Hard (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction. (103 mins.)
 
23.
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003 Documentary)
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Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial. (93 mins.)
 
24.
Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001 Mini-Series)
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When the war began, she was only a little girl. When it ended, she was the voice of a generation... A compassionate and sensitive televisual portrait of the Holocaust's greatest diarist. (120 mins.)
 
25.
Monster (2003)
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Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. (109 mins.)
Director: Patty Jenkins
 
26.
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
 
27.
The Lovely Bones (2009)
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Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. (135 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
28.
The Hours (2002)
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The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
29.
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
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A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother. (119 mins.)
Director: Shainee Gabel
 
30.
The Crow (1994)
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A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder. (102 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
 
31.
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
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Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. (114 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
 
32.
Dear John (2010)
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A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave. (108 mins.)
 
33.
Home Room (2002)
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A high school shooting has repercussions on the town and students. (133 mins.)
Director: Paul F. Ryan
 
34.
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
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A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss. (118 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
35.
The Snowman (1982 Short Film)
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On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. (26 mins.)
 
36.
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003 TV Movie)
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Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Levin
 
37.
Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)
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True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons. (90 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
38.
The Little Matchgirl (2006 Short Film)
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A poor young girl has a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life. Desperate to keep warm, the girl lights the matches she sells, and envisions a very different life for herself in the fiery flames. (7 mins.)
Director: Roger Allers
 
39.
I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989 Mini-Series)
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The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home. (180 mins.)
Director: Larry Elikann
 
40.
Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story (2008 TV Movie)
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The true story of a woman who believed her infant daughter had perished in a fire, only to find her 6 years later living with another family. (89 mins.)
Director: Paul A. Kaufman
 
41.
P.S. I Love You (2007)
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A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life. (126 mins.)
 
42.
P.S. I Love You (2007)
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A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life. (126 mins.)
 
43.
Jersey Girl (2004)
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After his career is sidelined by an unexpected tragedy and a personal blowup, a single man must take care of his precocious daughter. (102 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
 
44.
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
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A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage. (107 mins.)
 
45.
Pay It Forward (2000)
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A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance. (123 mins.)
Director: Mimi Leder
 
46.
Brothers (2009)
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A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan. (105 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
47.
Gardens of the Night (2008)
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After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street. (110 mins.)
Director: Damian Harris
 
48.
The Impossible (2012)
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The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (114 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
 
49.
The Cure (1995)
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Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Horton
 
50.
The Road (2009)
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In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea. (111 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
 
51.
Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
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"Song for a Raggy Boy" is based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland. (94 mins.)
Director: Aisling Walsh
 
52.
The Greatest (2009)
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A drama that is centered around a troubled teenage girl and a family that is trying to get over the loss of their son. (99 mins.)
Director: Shana Feste
 
53.
Mother and Child (2009)
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A drama centered around three women: A 50-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption 35 years ago, and an African American woman looking to adopt a child of her own. (125 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo García
 
54.
The Other Woman (2009)
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The story of a woman dealing with her daughter's death while trying to keep her marriage and her relationship with her stepson. (102 mins.)
Director: Don Roos
 
55.
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
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A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor. (117 mins.)
 
56.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
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A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother. (146 mins.)
 
57.
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
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On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country... (98 mins.)
 
58.
Turtles Can Fly (2004)
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Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate. (98 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
59.
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
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Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. (125 mins.)
 
60.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
61.
Fruitvale Station (2013)
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The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. (85 mins.)
Director: Ryan Coogler
 
62.
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
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Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain. (105 mins.)
Director: Jim Loach
 
63.
Revolutionary Road (2008)
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A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. (119 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
64.
Blackfish (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. (83 mins.)
 
65.
Soul Surfer (2011)
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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. (112 mins.)
Director: Sean McNamara
 
66.
Sex Traffic (2004 Mini-Series)
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Boston based Kernwell Industries is an American defense contractor. One of those contracts is to deploy... (189 mins.)
Director: David Yates
 
67.
Summer Days with Coo (2007)
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Kochi Uehara is a fourth grade student living in the suburb of Tokyo. One day he picks up a large stone... (138 mins.)
Director: Keiichi Hara
 
68.
Out of the Blue (2006)
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Based on the Aramoana Massacre that occurred on 13 November and 14 November 1990. Resident David Gray, an unemployed gun collector, went on a rampage in which 13 people were shot dead, before Gray himself was shot by police. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Sarkies
 
69.
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008 Documentary)
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A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son. (95 mins.)
Director: Kurt Kuenne
 
70.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
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A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. (93 mins.)
 
71.
Eight Below (2006)
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Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
 
72.
Flicka (2006)
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Young Katy claims a wild horse as her own -- an effort to prove to her father that she is capable of one day taking over the family ranch. (95 mins.)
Director: Michael Mayer
 
73.
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
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Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo. (124 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
74.
Taken Back: Finding Haley (2012 TV Movie)
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Unable to get over the abduction of her daughter, a mother is convinced she has finally found her, but is she simply a mother obsessed? (85 mins.)
Director: Mark Jean
 
75.
Life According to Sam (2013 Documentary)
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A moving look at a couple's inspiring efforts to save their only son Sam from the rare and fatal premature-aging disease of progeria. (94 mins.)
Stars: Sam Berns
 
76.
Of Two Minds (2012 TV Movie)
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Follows the story of the challenging relationship between Billie and her younger schizophrenic sister... (85 mins.)
Director: Jim O'Hanlon
 
77.
Tupac: Resurrection (2003 Documentary)
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Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time. (112 mins.)
Director: Lauren Lazin
 
78.
Somebody's Child (2012 TV Movie)
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SOMEBODY'S CHILD is a story about a son losing hope, a mother gaining faith, and God's divine and perfect plan. (87 mins.)
Director: Gary Wheeler
 
79.
Losing Isaiah (1995)
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The natural and adoptive mothers of a young boy are involved in a bitter, controversial custody battle. (111 mins.)
 
80.
Gimme Shelter (2013)
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A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her stepmother and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative. (101 mins.)
Director: Ron Krauss
 
81.
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
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A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of the struggling... (100 mins.)
Director: Jon Gunn
 
82.
Earthlings (2005 Documentary)
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Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. (95 mins.)
Director: Shaun Monson
 
83.
Room (2015)
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A young boy is raised within the confines of a small shed. (118 mins.)