Spiritual Practices: Nurturing--Movies

A spiritual journey is usually considered to be a movement toward community and Spirit but an essential loop of our route must pass through the realm of self. We have to find out who we are before we can make commitments to others. We have to care for our own souls in order to have the energy and strength to care for our families, our neighbors, and the earth.

There are many ways to practice nurturing, and everyone will find his or her own best ways to receive and give nourishment. The spiritual traditions emphasize two in particular. The first is study. Be a lifelong learner; read and contemplate sacred texts and other sources of inspiration that take you deeper into yourself and out into the wider world. Second, keep the Sabbath. Dedicate some of your time to leisure and reflection.
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1.
The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003 Documentary)
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When a Mongolian nomadic family's newest camel colt is rejected by its mother, a musician is needed for a ritual to change her mind. (93 mins.)
“ A wonderful Mongolian film about the deep and powerful bonds that link human beings and animals together in a common need for nurturing. ” - Tim Johnson
 
2.
All About My Mother (1999)
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Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela. (101 mins.)
“ A salute to the enormous fierceness, strength and resolve it takes to be a nurturing person. ” - Tim Johnson
 
3.
Ayurveda: Art of Being (2001 Documentary)
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Ayurveda is science of life and art of healing; where body, mind and spirit are given equal importance... (101 mins.)
Director: Pan Nalin
“ A fascinating documentary that provides a rounded and revealing overview of this ancient holistic healing system. ” - Tim Johnson
 
4.
Beaches (1988)
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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years. (123 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
“ Charts the emotional high points and the painful low points in a long friendship between two very different women. ” - Tim Johnson
 
5.
The Bear (1988)
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An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters. (96 mins.)
“ A film about a cub's scramble for survival in the wilderness that manages to speak out eloquently against the hunting of animals without having to depict killing to make its point. ” - Tim Johnson
 
6.
City Slickers (1991)
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On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest. (113 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
“ A nifty drama about the life-changing experiences of some middle-aged men at a working dude ranch. ” - Tim Johnson
 
7.
Conceiving Ada (1997)
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Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves... (85 mins.)
“ An innovatively feminist film in which two women struggle to give birth to something that will be lasting despite the intrusion of others. ” - Tim Johnson
 
8.
Dinosaur (2000)
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An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home. (82 mins.)
“ A mesmerizing animated feature set 65 million years ago with a male hero who demonstrates kindness, compassion, and cooperation. ” - Tim Johnson
 
9.
Evelyn (2002)
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1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His... (94 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ A touching Irish drama about a nurturing father's strenuous efforts to keep his family together. ” - Tim Johnson
 
10.
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
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In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared. (121 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Becker
“ Works exceedingly well as an intimate drama about nurturing love and as a witty political parable about the fall of the German Democratic Republic and the rise of Western consumerism. ” - Tim Johnson
 
11.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
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Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful... (124 mins.)
“ Proves that a nurturing love fills an emptiness that nothing else can fill. ” - Tim Johnson
 
12.
Kolya (1996)
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Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man... (105 mins.)
Director: Jan Sverák
“ A fine portrait of a nurturing male in the making. ” - Tim Johnson
 
13.
L.I.E. (2001)
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A 15-year-old Long Island boy loses everything and everyone he knows, soon becoming involved in a relationship with a much older man. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Cuesta
“ A daring drama about a poetic and vulnerable teen who is nurtured by someone most of us would consider to be abominable. ” - Tim Johnson
 
14.
Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle. (132 mins.)
Director: Douglas McGrath
“ A marvelously entertaining screen adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel about a nurturing young man who learns to take care of himself by taking care of others. ” - Tim Johnson
 
15.
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
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A narrator tells the story of his childhood years in a tightly knit Afro-American community in the deep south under racial segregation. (115 mins.)
Director: Tim Reid
“ A heart-warming drama in which community becomes a seedbed where young souls are forged. ” - Tim Johnson
 
16.
Or (My Treasure) (2004)
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Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash... (97 mins.)
Director: Keren Yedaya
“ A gritty and realistic Israeli film about a nurturing young woman who tries desperately to turn her mother away from a life of prostitution. ” - Tim Johnson
 
17.
Pastime (1990)
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Roy Dean Bream (Russ who co-starred on Boy Meets World) plays a veteran minor league hurler in 1957... (94 mins.)
“ A thoughtfully made and intimate drama about a veteran relief pitcher for a class D professional team who turns to mentoring a younger player as his way of saluting the sport he loves. ” - Tim Johnson
 
18.
Raising Helen (2004)
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After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children. (119 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
“ Gives Kate Hudson a chance to sparkle as a determined young woman who gives up her career to raise her deceased sister's three children. ” - Tim Johnson
 
19.
Under the Skin of the City (2001)
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Tuba works daily at a grueling textile factory in Iran, returning home every night to deal with the rest of her problematic family... (92 mins.)
“ Focuses on a hard working and strong-willed mother in contemporary Teheran, Iran, who demonstrates big-hearted courage. ” - Tim Johnson
 
20.
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
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The good-hearted Harbour has spent his whole life trying to take care of his motherless and suicidal little brother... (111 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
“ A bittersweet Danish film that demonstrates that those who nurture others are the most beautiful souls on the planet. ” - Tim Johnson
 
21.
The Winter Guest (1997)
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A recent widow who is determined to leave Scotland for Australia with her son gets an unexpected visit from her aging mother. (108 mins.)
Director: Alan Rickman
“ A warm and winning film about the blessings of human connections. ” - Tim Johnson
 
22.
The Women of Brewster Place (1989 TV Movie)
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Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown... (200 mins.)
Director: Donna Deitch
“ An engaging portrait of seven women in a ghetto tenement who are struggling to overcome the hardships of poverty and the disappointments of shattered dreams. ” - Tim Johnson
 
23.
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
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When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Ramsey
“ An unusual tale about a playful free spirit who is thrilled to become a Guardian who watches over children. ” - Tim Johnson
 
24.
Smashed (2012)
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A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober. (81 mins.)
Director: James Ponsoldt
“ An authentic and absorbing portrait of a young married woman who is an alcoholic in recovery. ” - Tim Johnson
 
25.
Yogawoman (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows some of the women at the forefront of today's yoga movement. (84 mins.)
“ An explanation of the global phenomenon of yoga in the lives of women. ” - Tim Johnson
 
26.
Doctored (2012 Documentary)
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An investigation into the "monopoly" of the medical industrial complex and how Americans are viewed as patients. (96 mins.)
Director: Bobby Sheehan
“ A hard-hitting attack on the medical establishment and the pharmaceutical industry's continuing attacks on alternative therapies. ” - Tim Johnson
 
27.
Valley Of Strength (2010)
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A love story between Fania, a young Russian immigrant and Yechiel, a native Jew, interweaves with the... (102 mins.)
Director: Dan Wolman
“ An engrossing Israeli drama about an extraordinary young Russian Jewish woman who always puts others first and is a nurturer par excellence. ” - Tim Johnson
 
28.
Chimpanzee (2012 Documentary)
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A 3-months-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male. (78 mins.)
Stars: Tim Allen
“ Another documentary teaching children a dualistic view of the world with good versus evil communities. ” - Tim Johnson
 
29.
How to Survive a Plague (2012 Documentary)
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The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. (110 mins.)
Director: David France
“ A documentary on the impact of a passionate group of dedicated and creative individuals in raising awareness of the AIDS epidemic. ” - Tim Johnson
 
30.
Declaration of War (2011)
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When their young son is diagnosed with a brain tumor, young parents Roméo and Juliette unite in the fight for his survival. (100 mins.)
“ An extraordinary French film about the emotional education of a couple with a seriously ill infant. ” - Tim Johnson
 
31.
Force of Nature (2010 Documentary)
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Documentary portrait of environmentalist David Suzuki. (93 mins.)
“ An astonishing documentary about the life and work of scientist and eco-activist David Suzuki who shares his elder wisdom about science, nature, conservation, and the right path of indigenous peoples. ” - Tim Johnson
 
32.
War Horse (2011)
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Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on. (146 mins.)
“ A spellbinding drama about a heroic horse, the young man who loves him, and the kind handlers who help the horse during the hell he endures on the battlefields of World War I. ” - Tim Johnson
 
33.
Dolphin Tale (2011)
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A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. (113 mins.)
“ A heart-affecting drama about the loving relationship between a lonely and alienated boy and a badly injured dolphin and the community that supports them. ” - Tim Johnson
 
34.
African Cats (2011 Documentary)
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A nature documentary centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild. (89 mins.)
“ The struggle for survival in Kenya of a wild cheetah and her newborns and an elderly lioness and her cub. ” - Tim Johnson
 
35.
Born to Be Wild (2011 Documentary)
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This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time. (40 mins.)
Director: David Lickley
“ A helpful and healing documentary for families about the work of two women who are caring for orphan elephants and orangutans. ” - Tim Johnson
 
36.
Mid-August Lunch (2008)
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Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only... (75 mins.)
“ A thoroughly delightful Italian film about a nurturing man who finds his caregiving responsibilities greatly expanded during a summer holiday. ” - Tim Johnson
 
37.
Steam of Life (2010 Documentary)
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Finnish men in sauna, speaking straight from the heart. (81 mins.)
“ A riveting documentary about the spiritual uses of saunas by Finnish men. ” - Tim Johnson
 
38.
Alamar (2009 Documentary)
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Before their inevitable farewell, Jorge, a young man of Mayan roots, and Natan, his half-Italian son, spend time together living off the Banco Chinchorro coral reef. (73 mins.)
“ An extraordinary portrait of a positive and meaningful father-son relationship that touches the heart. ” - Tim Johnson
 
39.
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
“ An extraordinary film about adoption and three very different women on separate quests for love, nurturing, and personal fulfillment. ” - Tim Johnson
 
40.
The Boys Are Back (2009)
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A sports writer becomes a single parent in tragic circumstances. (104 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
“ An impressive performance from Clive Owen as a single dad who tries to connect emotionally with his two sons and learn from his mistakes. ” - Tim Johnson
 
41.
No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009 Documentary)
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Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact. (93 mins.)
“ A bold and astonishing documentary about the daunting and enlightening ecological project of a radical idealist and his New York City family. ” - Tim Johnson
 
42.
Taking Woodstock (2009)
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A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ A laid-back, colorful, and groovy glimpse of the magic of Woodstock viewed through the life of an up-tight young man who is a great caretaker unable to treat himself with the same care and support he gives others. ” - Tim Johnson
 
43.
Gigantic (2008)
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A mattress salesman finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, who comes into his workplace, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up. (98 mins.)
Director: Matt Aselton
“ An oddball romantic comedy about the relationship between a nurturing male and a ditzy young woman who doesn't have a clue as to what she really wants. ” - Tim Johnson
 
44.
Na-moo-eobs-neun san (2008)
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In Seoul, Korea, two sisters must look after each other when their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father. (89 mins.)
Director: So-yong Kim
“ A wonder-inducing drama about a six-year-old Korean girl who takes on adult responsibilities when she and her little sister are abandoned by their mother. ” - Tim Johnson
 
45.
Life. Support. Music. (2008 Documentary)
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In August 2004, Jason Crigler, one of New York City's most sought-after guitarists, suffered a brain hemorrhage during a concert in Manhattan... (79 mins.)
“ Inspiring story of how the love of his family and his creativity are lifelines pulling a young man who suffered a brain hemorrhage back into the land of the living. ” - Tim Johnson
 
46.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
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The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures. (120 mins.)
“ Will appeal to the freak inside you who refuses to follow orders and is not afraid to let your gentle side out every once in a while. ” - Tim Johnson
 
47.
Baby Mama (2008)
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A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate. (99 mins.)
“ A comedy boasting fetching performances by Saturday Night Live stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. ” - Tim Johnson
 
48.
The Water Horse (2007)
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A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend. (112 mins.)
Director: Jay Russell
“ An adventure story about a boy and a creature he raises who just might be the Loch Ness monster. ” - Tim Johnson
 
49.
Young@Heart (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians. (107 mins.)
“ An extraordinary documentary about a senior citizen chorus that reveals singing as a spiritual practice that opens our hearts, provides fresh energy, and connects us with others. ” - Tim Johnson
 
50.
Foster Child (2007)
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A drama centered on the state of foster care in the Philippines. (98 mins.)
“ A gritty look at the nurturing love of a foster mother in a Manila slum for a three-year-old boy. ” - Tim Johnson
 
51.
Syndromes and a Century (2006)
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Story about director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's parents who were both doctors, and director's memories about growing up in the hospital environment. (105 mins.)
“ A delightfully relaxed and entertaining Thai movie about a country hospital and two doctors who work there. ” - Tim Johnson
 
52.
Grace Is Gone (2007)
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Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip. (85 mins.)
“ A tender and touching movie about a father who learns how to nurture his daughters while in the midst of grief. ” - Tim Johnson
 
53.
The Savages (2007)
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A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father. (114 mins.)
Director: Tamara Jenkins
“ A razor-sharp depiction of all the complications of a brother and sister reunion when they need to put their estranged father in a nursing home. ” - Tim Johnson
 
54.
The Hidden Blade (2004)
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During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends... (132 mins.)
Director: Yôji Yamada
“ An exceptional portrait of a samurai warrior who is a nurturing male. ” - Tim Johnson
 
55.
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.)
“ A heartfelt drama set in the Los Angeles Latino community about a nurturing eighty-five year old man who takes under his wings two rebels ostracized by their own families. ” - Tim Johnson
 
56.
Dad (1989)
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A busy, "always-on-the-run" executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side... (117 mins.)
“ A multidimensional family drama that charts the bonds of empathy, caring, and love. ” - Tim Johnson
 
57.
Daddy Day Care (2003)
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Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center. (92 mins.)
Director: Steve Carr
“ Delivers many well-deserved satirical swipes at elitist day care operations that engineer small children for success in the competitive marketplace. ” - Tim Johnson
 
58.
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003 Documentary)
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A homeless musician finds meaning to his life when he starts a friendship with dozens of parrots. (83 mins.)
Director: Judy Irving
“ Profile of a gentle, caring, and sensitive man who models for us the empathy and respect we should have for all animals large and small. ” - Tim Johnson
 
59.
Take Care of My Cat (2001)
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In the port city of Icheon, five female friends struggle to stay close while forging a life for themselves after high school... (112 mins.)
Director: Jae-eun Jeong
“ A refreshing Korean film about five female high school friends who face an uphill battle when they try to take their relationships into deeper waters. ” - Tim Johnson
 
60.
About a Boy (2002)
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A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy. (101 mins.)
“ A buoyant romantic comedy about friendship, love, and the truth that we're all in this together. ” - Tim Johnson
 
61.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
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In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think. (92 mins.)
“ A funny and frolicsome computer-animated feature that proves once and for all that laughter is a better renewable energy source than scares. ” - Tim Johnson
 
62.
Greenfingers (2000)
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A prison inmate with a green thumb goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story. (91 mins.)
Director: Joel Hershman
“ An English comedy about some prisoners who discover that gardening not only nurtures their souls but also gives them a taste of freedom. ” - Tim Johnson
 
63.
Me You Them (2000)
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A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast. (104 mins.)
“ An entertaining Brazilian film about a nurturing earth mother who gives three men what they need. ” - Tim Johnson
 
64.
The Weekend (1999)
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Marian (Deborah Kara Unger) and John Kerr (Jared Harris) are expecting an old friend, Lyle (David Conrad)... (97 mins.)
Director: Brian Skeet
“ A compelling drama about grief based on a novel by Peter Cameron. ” - Tim Johnson
 
65.
Dr. T and the Women (2000)
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Dr. Sullivan Travis "Dr. T." is a wealthy Dallas gynecologist for some of the wealthiest women in Texas... (122 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ A rambling drama from Robert Altman about what happens when a confident and happily married Texas gynecologist has his secure world rocked by the women he thinks should be treated as saints. ” - Tim Johnson
 
66.
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
“ An abused young girl finds sanctuary in the care of the women of her extended family. ” - Tim Johnson
 
67.
All I Wanna Do (1998)
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In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way. (97 mins.)
Director: Sarah Kernochan
“ Spunk and sass are the engines driving this comedy celebrating the nurturance of female independence. ” - Tim Johnson
 
68.
Bandwagon (1996)
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Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar... (103 mins.)
Director: John Schultz
“ Probes the idea that one can make love happen by an act of will. ” - Tim Johnson
 
69.
Old Man (1997 TV Movie)
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Four friends get in a car to go mountain biking and when they stop to get some gas they come across... (98 mins.)
“ Conveys the surprising ways love and goodness sneak up on us and leave us filled with gratitude. ” - Tim Johnson
 
70.
Pocahontas (1995)
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An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia. (81 mins.)
“ A heroine whose soul and spirit are worth emulating. ” - Tim Johnson
 
71.
Martha & Ethel (1994 Documentary)
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(78 mins.)
Director: Jyll Johnstone
“ A documentary about two nannies and the impact they have upon the children in their care. ” - Tim Johnson
 
72.
Babyfever (1994)
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Gena is an average woman who is torn between her current boyfriend's desire to marry her and start a family... (109 mins.)
“ Explores the topic of motherhood from many angles. ” - Tim Johnson
 
73.
Crooklyn (1994)
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From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn. (115 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ An idiosyncratic domestic drama written and directed by Spike Lee. ” - Tim Johnson
 
74.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: The Snapper (1993)
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Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters...
“ An unforgettable portrait of a loving dad who is also his daughter's knight in shining armor. ” - Tim Johnson
 
75.
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer. (109 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
“ A film revolving around chess that really focuses on those precious values that make life worth living. ” - Tim Johnson
 
76.
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.)
“ An earth-cherishing drama about the restorative powers of nature, friendship, and nurturing. ” - Tim Johnson
 
77.
O Pioneers! (1992 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Alexandra Bergson (Jessica Lange) inherits the family farm and struggles to carve a home and a fortune from the windswept prairie... (99 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
“ A wonderful, winning screen adaptation of Willa Cather's novel set in Nebraska at the turn of the century. ” - Tim Johnson
 
78.
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)
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A rodeo rider decides to quit his line of work after a serious injury, but when he visits his family and finds out that his dad is not well, he'll have to risk it one more time. (106 mins.)
“ A fine study of what it means to be a rounded man. ” - Tim Johnson
 
79.
Life and Nothing But (1989)
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Intense character study of men and women driven by an overpowering obsession with the past. (135 mins.)
“ A remarkable film about post World War I France. ” - Tim Johnson
 
80.
Texasville (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The summer of 1984: 32 years after Duane Jackson captained the high school football team and Jacy Farrow was homecoming queen... (123 mins.)
“ A bittersweet drama about the different changes in middle-age for men and women. ” - Tim Johnson
 
81.
Benji the Hunted (1987)
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Benji is left in the wilderness after an accident - can he survive ? (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Camp
“ An adorable dog shows what caring for others is all about. ” - Tim Johnson
 
82.
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
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A married New York cop falls for the socialite murder witness he's been assigned to protect. (106 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ A top-drawer romantic thriller. ” - Tim Johnson
 
83.
That's Life! (1986)
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Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed... (102 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ Salutes a nurturing woman who gives all she's got to her fretful husband over the weekend he's going to celebrate his sixtieth birthday. ” - Tim Johnson
 
84.
The Dollmaker (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of... (142 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
“ Offers viewers an opportunity to clarify their own definition of the good life, to explore family matters, to examine the contrasts between country and city living, and to discuss some of the challenges of individualism. ” - Tim Johnson
 
85.
The Mango Tree (1977)
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Jamie is a young man growing up in the small Australian town of Bundaberg during the early 1940's. Jamie loves his tranquil life... (93 mins.)
“ Reveals everything a good grandmother should be. ” - Tim Johnson
 
86.
Gloria (1980)
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When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York. (123 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
“ Features a daring performance by Gena Rowland that really clicks. ” - Tim Johnson
 
87.
Black Jack (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A rediscovered classic from director Ken Loach (THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, KES) and one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM... (110 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
“ Probes the mythos about mental illness. ” - Tim Johnson
 
88.
Coming Home (1978)
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A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there. (127 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ An impressive movie about the scars from the Vietnam war left on the minds, bodies and souls of soldiers and citizens. ” - Tim Johnson
 
89.
Madame Rosa (1977)
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Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor... (105 mins.)
Director: Moshé Mizrahi
“ A fine film celebrating the beauty of the human spirit. ” - Tim Johnson
 
90.
Silent Running (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft. (89 mins.)
“ Morally challenging science fiction drama with a protagonist who is a genuine ecological hero. ” - Tim Johnson