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A Playlist of Movies and TV shows dedicated to the Drama genre that I like.


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TV Show: Casualty ( 1986 )
Drama series about the staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department, charting the ups and downs in their personal and professional lives.
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TV Show: Pustina ( 2016 )
Set in a small Czech village, this series follows a local mayor whose daughter disappears amid a battle with a powerful coal company.
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Movie: The Kindness of Strangers ( 2019 )
The story of people whose lives intertwine during a dramatic winter in New York City.
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Movie: The Bookshop ( 2017 )
England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.
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Movie: Saving the Titanic ( 2012 )
The story of the engineers who worked tirelessly to keep the electric power running as the Titanic sank. Their selfless actions kept the lights on and the electric lifeboat winches operational to facilitate the survival of others.
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TV Show: Titanic ( 1996 )
The story of the 1912 sinking of the largest luxury liner ever built, the tragedy that befell over two thousand of the rich and famous as well as of the poor and unknown passengers aboard the doomed ship.
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Movie: Dark Harbor ( 1999 )
A bickering couple drive fast through a downpour to catch the last ferry to their island retreat. In a flash, they recognize a crumpled body laying at the side of the road after much argument they stop, only to find a young boy battered and bruised. An offer of summoning the police firmly rejected, the two help the boy as best they can although it certainly means missing the ferry... and so starts this thriller: a tale of twisted sexual attraction and ulterior motives.
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Movie: I Aim at the Stars ( 1960 )
The story of rocket scientist Dr. Werner von Braun's career, from the 1920s until the late 1950s.
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Movie: Homunculus ( 2021 )
Susumu Nokoshi once worked for a top foreign financial company. He is now a 34-year-old homeless man, usually found around a park in Shinjuku. He then meets medical school student Manabu Ito, who is looking for volunteers to undergo a surgical procedure known as trepanation. The surgery involves drilling a hole in the skull. Susumu is not interested in having the surgery, but he agrees to have the procedure for 700,000 yen. After the operation, when Susumu closes his right eye and sees someone with his left eye, he sees people having a distorted appearance. Manabu tells him that the distorted appearance is a form of visualization from deep within the mind. Susumu communicates with people, who possess a dark side in their subconscious mind.
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Movie: Gentle Ben ( 2002 )
When a boy is left in the care of his mountain-ranger uncle, he learns valuable lessons about man's relationship with wild animals, and how the mayor poses a threat to local legend Ben - a grizzly bear.
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TV Show: Cruel Summer ( 2021 )
Cruel Summer follows two young women: Kate Wallis, the popular girl with a charmed life who one day goes missing, and Jeanette Turner, the nerdy wannabe who is accused of being connected to Kate's disappearance. All signs point to Jeanette's guilt, but is Kate really who she seems to be? Set over three summers and told through shifting points of view, the series challenges perception and follows how one girl can go from being a sweet outlier to the most despised person in America.
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Movie: Confirmation ( 2016 )
Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States Supreme Court is called into question when Anita Hill, a former colleague, testifies that he sexually harassed her.
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Movie: Phil Spector ( 2013 )
A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.
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Movie: Game Change ( 2012 )
Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska becomes Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 Presidential election.
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Movie: Don King: Only in America ( 1997 )
A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
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Movie: Stuart: A Life Backwards ( 2007 )
A writer takes a backwards look at the life of his unlikely friend Stuart, a homeless alcoholic who experienced a traumatic event in his childhood.
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Movie: You Don't Know Jack ( 2010 )
A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.
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Movie: Strip Search ( 2004 )
Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City.
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TV Show: Damages ( 2007 )
Set in New York's world of high stakes litigation, Damages follows the lives of Patty Hewes, the nation's most revered and most reviled litigator, and her bright, ambitious protégée Ellen Parsons as they become embroiled in a class action lawsuit targeting Arthur Frobisher, one of the country's wealthiest CEOs. As Patty battles Frobisher and his attorney, Ellen learns what it takes to win at all costs -- and that lives, not just fortunes, are at stake.The series premiered on July 24, 2007 on FX and aired for three seasons before moving to the DirecTV channel Audience Network in 2010, airing for two further seasons, and concluding in 2012.
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Movie: The Center of the World ( 2001 )
A successful computer engineer meets a stripper in a cafe. He offers her $10000 and she offers 3 days and nights of no penetration in Vegas.
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Movie: Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs ( 2014 )
The true story of a Fundamentalist Mormon leader who spent more than a year on the FBI's "10 Most Wanted List" for unlawful flight on charges related to his alleged arrangement of illegal marriages involving underage girls.
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Movie: Pure ( 2003 )
A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
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TV Show: The Firm ( 2012 )
Based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham, The Firm continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere who, as a young associate 10 years earlier, had brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which had been operating as a front for the Chicago mob. After a difficult decade, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection Program, McDeere and his family now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future -- only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere. 
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Movie: Astronaut ( 2019 )
A lonely widower battles his family, ill health and time to win a competition for a golden ticket to space.
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Movie: Harem ( 1985 )
A young American woman is kidnapped by an Arabian sheik and held captive in his harem. At first she frantically tries to escape, but as they slowly get to know and appreciate each other the difference between captor and captive dissolves.
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Movie: The Bang Bang Club ( 2011 )
A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa.
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Movie: Reversal of Fortune ( 1990 )
Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
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Movie: Driving Miss Daisy ( 1990 )
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
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Movie: Undertow ( 2004 )
Following the death of his wife Audrey, John Munn moves with his two sons, mid-teen Chris Munn and adolescent Tim Munn, to a pig farm in rural Drees County, Georgia, where they lead a reclusive life. The boys' maternal grandparents no longer visit due to being out of sorts with John. Chris is rebelling against this life in ways where he is regularly picked up by the police. Because of Tim's young age and health issues, Chris is routinely asked by their father to do more than his fair share of work around the farm. Into their lives returns Deel Munn, John's brother who the two boys did not even know existed. John emotionally distanced himself from Deel following Audrey's death and Deel's incarceration, Deel who has just been released from prison. John, however, welcomes his brother in a effort to mend old wounds, and for the boys to get to know one of their few relations. They will all soon learn that Deel has ulterior motives for his visit, those motives emerging largely from those wounds, and which has the boys fighting for their own survival in more ways than one.
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Movie: The Last Thing He Wanted ( 2020 )
A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.
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Movie: State of Play ( 2009 )
When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.
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Movie: Braven ( 2018 )
A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.
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Movie: Paradise Found ( 2003 )
A successful 19th century French stockbroker (Sutherland) leaves his profession to become an artist in Paris.
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Movie: Last Light ( 1993 )
A killer on death row finds an unlikely friend in a prison guard.
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Movie: Eye for an Eye ( 1996 )
When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice.
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Movie: Dogs Don't Wear Pants ( 2019 )
Juha has lost his wife in a drowning accident. Years after he still feels numb and unable to connect with people. Meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.
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Movie: The Last Movie Star ( 2018 )
An aging former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface, the film is a tale about faded fame. At its core, it's a universal story about growing old.
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Movie: Hounddog ( 2007 )
A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.
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Movie: The Dog Lover ( 2016 )
Sara Gold is a rising star at the United Animal Protection Agency (UAPA), a major animal rights organization that conducts animal rescues and lobbies for better animal welfare laws. Handpicked for a major assignment, Sara goes undercover as a college intern to infiltrate a suspected "puppy mill" run by the enigmatic Daniel Holloway.
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Movie: Star Watching Dog ( 2011 )
A middle-aged divorcee (Toshiyuki Nishida) embarks on a journey across Japan with his dog Happy. Along the way, they have to overcome health issues and financial difficulties.
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Movie: Fornacis ( 2019 )
Anya, a mourning woman, drives to the unknown in her vintage car, a 1961 Facel Vega. Her only traveling companion is a mysterious urn. Consumed by sadness and loneliness, Anya falls into a confused world, where the memories of her lover, Frida, and her fantasies are blended. In the middle of the night, Anya decides to make a stop at the FORNACIS, a godforsaken dive bar, to get some rest. In this atypical cellar, she meets Wolf. The two lost souls get along immediately, the night belongs to them for only few hours...
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Movie: Peaceful Warrior ( 2006 )
A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
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Movie: Among Wolves ( 2010 )
A child who lived alone with wolves for 12 years.
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Movie: The Great Gatsby ( 1974 )
A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.
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Movie: Sword of Gideon ( 1986 )
Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.
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Movie: Kings of South Beach ( 2007 )
Based on the true story of a Miami Beach nightclub owner who takes a young employee under his wing, while trying to avoid bankruptcy and the mafia.
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Movie: The Call of the Wild ( 2020 )
A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.
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Movie: By the Sword ( 1992 )
A mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students, the school, and its maestro, they learn that there's more to him than meets the eye. He gains (or regains?) his fencing skills and his philosophy of teaching clashes with the maestro's. As they are thrown into conflict, Suba and the maestro's past appear to be linked. And the resolution of their mysterious relationship may be a duel to the death.
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Movie: The Beguiled ( 2017 )
The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.
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Movie: Amazon Falls ( 2010 )
Jana is a fading B-movie actress who was famous for her roles in movies playing a variety of pre-Xena warrior-princesses.
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Movie: Stoned ( 2005 )
A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.
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Movie: Journeyman ( 2018 )
Boxer Matty Burton suffers a serious head injury during a fight. This is the story about the impact on his marriage, his life, and his family.
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Movie: Spring Forward ( 2000 )
An ex convict befriends an elderly coworker as they both try to find meaning in life and forgiveness for their past.
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TV Show: Hitler: The Rise of Evil ( 2003 )
A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
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Movie: The Reluctant Fundamentalist ( 2013 )
A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.
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Movie: The Painted Veil ( 2006 )
A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
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Movie: The Reagans ( 2003 )
A non-partisan telling of the marriage and political career of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. The movie tells a tale of love, devotion, controversy, and patriotism.
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Movie: Eat Pray Love ( 2010 )
A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".
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Movie: Mona Lisa Smile ( 2003 )
A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.
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Movie: Stonewall ( 2015 )
A young man's political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots.
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Movie: Anonymous ( 2011 )
The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.
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Movie: That Was Then... This Is Now ( 1985 )
Two juvenile delinquents find themselves growing apart, for one is growing up, and the other is staying young and reckless.
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TV Show: Borgia ( 2011 )
The name Borgia stands for betrayal, intrigue and corruption in the Vatican, which was the center of the world during the Renaissance.
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Movie: Golden Door ( 2006 )
A Sicilian peasant begins the journey to the promised land and meets a beautiful Englishwoman. But neither is prepared for the harsh realities of Ellis Island. Can they make it through the golden door to the America of their dreams?
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TV Show: Bridgerton ( 2020 )
Based on Julia Quinn's best-selling series of novels, Bridgerton is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society. From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground. At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand's marriage mart in search of romance, adventure and love.
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Movie: A Hazard of Hearts ( 1987 )
When compulsive gambler Sir Giles Staverley (Christopher Plummer) has lost his estate and all of his money playing dice, he realizes that he only has one thing left of value: his daughter Serena (Helena Bonham Carter). In a final game, he stakes his daughter's hand in marriage, convinced that this time he will not lose. Unfortunately...
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TV Show: Jamaica Inn ( 2014 )
Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary (Brown Findlay) who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience (Whalley) after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to discover her Aunt is a shell of the carefree woman she remembers from her childhood, and instead finds a drudge who is firmly under the spell of her domineering husband Joss (Harris). The Inn has no guests - the rooms are locked and kept for storage - but it soon becomes clear that it's a cover, as Joss is the leader of a smuggling ring, and Jamaica Inn the hub of his ‘free' trade.
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Movie: Mary Shelley ( 2018 )
Life and facts of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who at 16 met 21 year old poet Percy Shelley, resulting in the writing of Frankenstein.
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TV Show: Vanity Fair ( 1998 )
"I am poor and put upon", concedes Becky Sharp during the first episode of Vanity Fair, but it rapidly becomes clear that she intends to change this situation, scrambling up the social ladder by exploiting her guile, good looks and the gullibility of doting males. In the light of her selfish, single-minded resolve to achieve success, Sharp may be viewed as an optimistic dreamer, pragmatic schemer, proto-feminist or a coquettish combination of all three.
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TV Show: Barkskins ( 2020 )
Barkskins is set in Wobik, a small settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Quebec. As the Catholic Church sends Jesuit priests to convert the indigenous people, France sends indentured servants to populate its territory, along with "Filles Du Roi" ("Daughters of the King"), young women to be matched with husbands, start families, and help the colonies prosper. This disparate group of outcasts, rogues, and innocents must navigate brutal hardships, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization: 1690s New France.
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Movie: Vlad Tepes ( 1979 )
Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula, fights the Ottoman Turks on the battlefield and the Hungarian Boyars in his court.
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Movie: Nightbreaker ( 1989 )
Dr. Alexander Brown (Martin Sheen) arrives in Las Vegas, awarded for his recent medical invention. An ex-G.I. tells Brown he was a test subject during the 1950's, exposed to atomic bomb radiation in the Nevada desert-- will Brown help the man uncover the truth? In 1950's Nevada, Brown (played by Emilio Estevez) is a young psychiatrist and a guest of the U.S. Army, where soldiers were routinely exposed to excessive radiation. The young Brown and a colleague interview soldiers, who show their ignorance and insouciance in the face of this danger. The movie intercuts scenes between the young Alexander Brown and older Alexander Brown, some thirty years after the nuclear tests. Will the decorated psychiatrist finally speak out on the atrocity he witnessed?
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Movie: Two Bits ( 1995 )
It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to have to buy a ticket to the plush new movie theater. But grandpa's not ready to pass on the quarter or pass on to his final reward: he has some unfinished business with a woman from his past, and he enlists Gennaro to act as his emissary.
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Movie: Georgia ( 1995 )
Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Sadie wants to be a famous artist like her sister, but is always doing everything wrong. Her desperate need to be accepted by her sister is constantly complicated by her drug and alcohol problems. Georgia lives a very ordered life with husband, house and children, and Sadie does everything to get her attention.
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Movie: Exotica ( 1994 )
A man plagued by neuroses frequents the club, Exotica, trying to find solace - but even there his past hides among him.
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Movie: Bob Roberts ( 1992 )
A conservative folk singer turns his hand to politics, running for the US Senate. He is not above dirty tricks and smear campaigns to gain an advantage over his opponent.
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Movie: Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train ( 1988 )
A convent teacher spreads a little happiness and makes enough money to support her crippled brother's habit by selling her favors regularly on a cross-country night sleeper. She makes sure she is in control of each encounter until one client reaches her more than she expects. As her orderly business plan turns to chaos, she is forced to commit political assassination to keep her life and her freedom, but is there another way out?
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Movie: She's So Lovely ( 1997 )
After being released from a psychiatric institution, a man tries to redeem himself in the eyes of his now-ex wife from the events that led up to his incarceration.
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Movie: Chocolat ( 2001 )
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
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Movie: The Debt ( 2011 )
In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.
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Movie: Proof ( 2005 )
The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.
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Movie: My Brother's Keeper ( 2020 )
Travis Fox is returning veteran struggling with PTSD and his faith in God.
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Movie: Off the Minnesota Strip ( 1980 )
A teenage runaway attempts to readjust to home and family life in Minnesota after returning home after years of working on the streets of New York City as a hooker and tries desperately to regain her parents' understanding and love.
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Movie: Under the Volcano ( 1984 )
The last 24 hours in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a lonely, depressed English consul who retreats to alcohol for solace.
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Movie: Power ( 1986 )
After a close friend drops out of politics, a political consultant helping to find a replacement finds a web of corruption and deceit as well.
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Movie: The President's Plane Is Missing ( 1973 )
An incompetent Vice President is in control of the government after the President's plane mysteriously disappears with him on board.
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TV Show: Madoff ( 2016 )
Madoff is inspired by the book "The Madoff Chronicles," written by ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross. In addition to documenting the life of the investment adviser who cost his clients billions of dollars and is currently serving a 150-year prison sentence, the miniseries will examine how his crimes affected those in his inner circle.
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Movie: Extraordinary Measures ( 2010 )
A drama centered on the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children's rare genetic disorder.
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Movie: State Like Sleep ( 2019 )
A woman grapples with the consequences of her celebrity husband's double life after he commits suicide.
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TV Show: Mildred Pierce ( 2011 )
Mildred Pierce brings to life the memorable character introduced in James M. Cain's classic 1941 novel. The five-part drama offers an intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years, as she struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred's unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter, Veda, as well as the complex relationships she shares with the indolent men in her life.
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Movie: Jane Eyre ( 2011 )
A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.
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Movie: Stealing Chaplin ( 2020 )
Two brothers plot to steal the body of Charlie Chaplin and ransom it for a fortune.
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Movie: Ragamuffin ( 2014 )
He was a poet and a beggar, more comfortable with the homeless than the wealthy, a musical prodigy who rose to fame. Rich Mullins refused to let his struggles distract him from God, who was resilient to live a life of honesty, and this is his story.
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Movie: Brennan ( 2016 )
Based on the life of author, war veteran, one-time franciscan priest and unconventional evangelist Brennan Manning. A stranger agrees to give Brennan a ride home to New Orleans in order to save his marriage.
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Movie: God's Fool ( 2020 )
A new story about an old saint: St. Francis of Assisi - the first Ragamuffin. This is the third and final movie in "The Ragamuffin Trilogy." First was "Ragamuffin" about Rich Mullins. Then "Brennan" about the author Brennan Manning.
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Movie: Ringside ( 2021 )
Chad (15) lives a life of poverty and neglect. Desiring a better life he is given a choice. The easy option, to crime to support himself or take a job at the local boxing gym with the hope of becoming the best version of himself.
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Movie: Max and Helen ( 1990 )
Based on the fact-based novel by Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal based on his 1962 prosecution of the head of a German factory whom he learns was a murderous labor camp commandant. To be able to take him to justice, he must find witnesses who can help him. This leads him to Max Rosenberg, a still tormented individual who lost his wife, Helen, in the camps. Initially Max refuses to cooperate, but gradually his story unfolds beginning before the Holocaust.
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Movie: Remembrance of Love ( 1982 )
A Holocaust survivor travels to Israel for a reunion with fellow victims of Nazi persecution, while also hoping to locate an old girlfriend he has not seen since the war, and who was pregnant with his child.
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Movie: The Execution ( 1985 )
The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a doctor from the camp who performed experiments on them as young girls. To their horror they learn that he has already been tried as a war criminal and has served but a few years for his crimes. They decide that they will "execute" him, drawing lots to determine which one will perform the act, without letting the others know who it is.
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Movie: Shopgirl ( 2005 )
A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about a complex love triangle between a bored salesgirl, a wealthy businessman and an aimless young man.
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