Anne of Green Gables (1985)

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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.

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Top 250 TV #230 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. Anne's a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla's pragmatic ways, and it's only on trial that Marilla agrees to keep Anne...if Anne can keep out of trouble, only Anne has a positive genius for it. As Anne falls into a series of scrapes (and off a roof), makes a bosom friend, searches (and finds) several kindred spirits, Matthew and Marilla discover that their lives have become a great deal richer, now that Anne is at Green Gables. Written by Kathy Li

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a 19 yr. old emotionally commenting about this utterly beautiful film..hehhheee
28 July 2004 | by (philippines) – See all my reviews

ohmigosh! this movie has become a part of my life..i relate to all of anne's characteristics and principles in life..probably the most wonderful movie ever there is..certainly nothing compares with it..i've watched this film when i was about 7 yrs. old..and i am just so crazy about's silly but i felt like i know everyone on the film..this movie is flawless..i love everything in it..the characters..the scenery..oh i wish i could go to prince edward island..i really wish i could..and meet all the cast of the film..the music too is very heartwarming..very touching....i thank God for such a wonderful film..i'd never get bored with it even if i watch it a thousand whole family including my relatives loves it..and my brothers and sisters from the church love it..THE BEST, the MOST WONDERFUL TOUCHING BEAUTIFUL movie of all! sorry just can't help meself..I LOVE THIS FILM!

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