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1. Tracks (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

Writers: Marion Nelson, Robyn Davidson | Director: John Curran | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Lily Pearl, Philip Dodd

2. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Writers: Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil | Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

3. Rawhide (1951)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Romance, Western

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A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveler find themselves at the mercy of four desperate outlaws intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment.

Writer: Dudley Nichols | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Hugh Marlowe, Dean Jagger

4. Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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28 Metascore

Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States.

Writers: Ayn Rand, John Aglialoro, Brian Patrick O'Toole | Director: Paul Johansson | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Matthew Marsden, Edi Gathegi

5. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

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U.S. Marshall Mary Shannon must hunt down witnesses for federal cases in the witness protection program while also raising a rather dysfunctional family and her own personal life.

Creator: David Maples | Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Paul Ben-Victor, Nichole Hiltz

6. Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy.

Writers: Duke Sandefur, Brian Patrick O'Toole, Duncan Scott, Ayn Rand | Director: John Putch | Stars: Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe, Esai Morales, Patrick Fabian

7. Trucker (2008)

R | 90 min | Drama

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A trucker, leading a life free of depth and on the way to nowhere, is forced to make a decision about her aggressive loner 11-year-old son whom she openly deserted ten years previously.

Writer: James Mottern | Director: James Mottern | Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion, Benjamin Bratt, Joey Lauren Adams

8. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996 TV Mini-Series)

159 min | Drama

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Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman who moves to 19th Century Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone ... See full summary »

Stars: Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Rupert Graves, Sarah Badel

9. The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999 TV Movie)

104 min | Biography, Drama

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The rather eccentric (especially in her thinking) author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" becomes involved with a much younger, and married man... to the dismay of those close to her.

Writers: Barbara Branden, Howard Korder, Mary Gallagher | Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Helen Mirren, Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Peter Fonda

10. Da' Booty Shop (2009)

Comedy

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Tyrone Johnson is in jail. As a result his sister Yolanda, an exotic dancer, inherits Tyrone's struggling hair salon business. She first sees the shop as a burden and waste of her time and ... See full summary »

Writer: Marcello Thedford | Director: Marcello Thedford | Stars: Nancy Bellany, Jemal Draco, Taleia Gilliam, Kaja Martin

11. Novel Romance (2006)

R | 91 min | Comedy

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Max Normane is the kind of woman that some less creative individuals might refer to as a "Type A" personality. Her eye for the undiscovered literary gem is famous, and Max repreatedly ... See full summary »

Writer: Emily Skopov | Director: Emily Skopov | Stars: Traci Lords, Paul Johansson, Sherilyn Fenn, Mariette Hartley

12. Border Café (2005)

105 min | Drama

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"Cafe Transit" depicts an independent-minded widow who bucks tradition to run her dead husband's truck stop café.

Writer: Kambuzia Partovi | Director: Kambuzia Partovi | Stars: Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Parviz Parastui, Nikos Papadopoulos, Svieta Mikalishina

13. Where Once We Walked (2011)

126 min | Drama

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Writers: Jimmy Karlsson, Kjell Westö | Director: Peter Lindholm | Stars: Selma af Schulten, Nina Kaipainen, Birthe Wingren, Johan Storgård

14. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

145 min | Documentary, Biography

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Ayn Rand was born in 1905 in St. Petersberg, Russia. She escaped to America in 1926 amidst the rise of Soviet Communism. She remained in the United States for the rest of her life, where ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Paxton | Director: Michael Paxton | Stars: Sharon Gless, Michael S. Berliner, Harry Binswanger, Sylvia Bokor

15. Full Moon in Paris (1984)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

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Louise, a young woman, who recently finished her studies in arts, is working as a interior decorator trainee. Playing the game of seduction, her life becomes more and more complicated.

Writer: Eric Rohmer | Director: Eric Rohmer | Stars: Pascale Ogier, Tchéky Karyo, Fabrice Luchini, Virginie Thévenet

16. My Granny the Escort (2014 TV Movie)

Documentary

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A portrait of three of the UK's mature prostitutes who sell sex in hotel rooms and their homes.

Director: Charlie Russell | Star: Sheila Vogel-Coupe

17. Back Home (1989 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family

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Writer: Michelle Magorian | Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hayley Carr, Adam Stevenson, Brenda Bruce

18. Colorado Avenue (2007)

120 min | Drama

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Writers: Erik Norberg, Lars Sund | Director: Claes Olsson | Stars: Birthe Wingren, Nicke Lignell, Peter Kanerva, Ylva Ekblad

19. Traktoristy (1939)

84 min | Drama, Comedy

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Writer: Yevgeni Pomeshchikov | Director: Ivan Pyryev | Stars: Marina Ladynina, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Boris Andreyev, Stepan Kayukov

20. Beware of My Love (1998)

110 min | Drama

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Muriel, a writer nearing 50 whose older lover won't live with her in Paris, meets a man on a train - Samuel, an Arab. He's attracted to her and pursues her, dropping in, asserting himself. ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeanne Labrune | Director: Jeanne Labrune | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Daniel Duval, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Peter Bonke

21. Big Bad Mama-San: Dekotora 1 (2008)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Hideo Jôjô | Director: Hideo Jôjô | Stars: Toshio Ariki, Keitaro Azumi, Slappy Cortez, Mack De'erens

22. Substitute Wife (1936)

82 min | Comedy, Romance

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Esko makes a bet that he will marry the first young woman he encounters. This turns out to be Kirsti, who promptly turns down the proposals. But when she finds about the bet, she agrees to ... See full summary »

Writer: Hilja Valtonen | Director: Valentin Vaala | Stars: Ansa Ikonen, Tauno Palo, Uuno Laakso, Kirsti Suonio

23. Madam President (2012)

90 min | Documentary

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A documentary following the last year of Tarja Halonen's as the president of Finland.

Writers: Aleksi Bardy, Osku Pajamäki | Director: Aleksi Bardy | Stars: Tarja Halonen, Pentti Arajärvi, Eila Nevalainen, Heli Sariola

24. 3 Women (2008)

94 min | Drama

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The movie spans the life and times of 3 generations - Grandmother, Mother and her Daughter, with the Carpet as the common binding theme... See full synopsis »

Writers: Naghmeh Samini, Manijeh Hekmat | Director: Manijeh Hekmat | Stars: Niki Karimi, Pegah Ahangarani, Babak Hamidian, Reza Kianian

25. Dekotora Gal Nami 2 (2008 Video)

TV-MA | 76 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Hideo Jôjô, Ryo Chris Kaihara | Director: Hideo Jôjô | Stars: Asami, Slappy Cortez, Mack De'erens, Eileen Dover

26. The Twelve Pound Look (1950 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama

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Writer: J.M. Barrie | Stars: David Markham, Ivan Samson, Iris Baker, Belle Chrystall

27. Varaventtiili (1942)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

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Writers: Yrjö Kivimies, Hilja Valtonen | Director: Valentin Vaala | Stars: Lea Joutseno, Tapio Nurkka, Irma Seikkula, Olavi Reimas

28. The Twelve Pound Look (1957 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama

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Writer: J.M. Barrie | Director: Finlay J. Macdonald | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Walter Fitzgerald, Jean Kent, Jefferson Clifford

29. Understanding Our World: An Interview with Ayn Rand (1961 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: James V. McConnell, Ayn Rand

30. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Antigone (1974)

89 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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With fierce originality, this powerful adaptation of the Sophocles tragedy presents a world of honor, treachery and fateful consequences. Acclaimed actress Genevieve Bujold skillfully ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Anouilh, Lewis Galantiere, Sophocles | Director: Gerald Freedman | Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Stacy Keach, Leah Chandler, James Naughton

31. The Mike Wallace Interview (1957–1958)
Episode: Ayn Rand (1959)

Talk-Show

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Mike Wallace interviews Ayn Rand on her self-made philosophy, which Wallace calls Randism, but which Rand herself prefers to call Objectivism.

Director: Max Miller | Stars: Mike Wallace, Ayn Rand