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Drama! Part IV
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Another Playlist of Movies and TV shows dedicated to the Drama genre that I like.


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Movie: Working Girls ( 1987 )
A day in the life of several prostitutes in an upscale Manhattan whore house. The film is a stark portrayal of the women prostitutes, the male customers and the motivations of both. Watch as the madam manipulates her "girls". Watch a
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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: Transsiberian ( 2008 )
A Transsiberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
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Movie: Death in Love ( 2009 )
The devastating legacy of a liaison between a concentration camp inmate and a Nazi doctor reflects on the lives of her sons.
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Movie: Aviva ( 2020 )
After meeting online, transatlantic lovers Aviva and Eden embark on a tumultuous courtship, love affair and marriage. The couple struggles, separates, and tries to get back together, as dual aspects of each one's personality battles forces inside and out.
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Movie: Kiss of the Spider Woman ( 1985 )
A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.
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Movie: Aquarius ( 2016 )
Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-storey building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa Viagem Avenue, Recife. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.
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Movie: An Invisible Sign ( 2010 )
Mona Gray is a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises.
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Movie: Gabriela ( 1983 )
In 1925, Nacib (Marcello Mastroianni) is the owner of bar in a small Brazilian coastal town runs by the local colonels. He meets Gabriela (Sonia Braga) and hires her on as a cook. They soon enter a passionate relationship, fueled by his strong attraction to her sensual nature. However, he soon grows annoyed by the attention she receives. Under advisement of his best friend, Tonico (Cantafora), he proposes to her, partly in the hopes that the attention quells. After their marriage, he insists that she dress and behave more modestly so they can be seen as more respectable. Unfortunately, she cannot help but stray and he is forced to annul the marriage when he finds her in bed with Tonico. Later, as both Nacib and the town begin to undergo a transformation, Nacib and Gabriela resume their relationship. The political ways of the town modernize slightly and Gabriela returns as Nacib's mistress.
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Movie: Hereafter ( 2010 )
A drama centered on three people - a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy - who are touched by death in different ways.
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Movie: Trouble with the Curve ( 2012 )
A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last.
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Movie: Diamond Men ( 2001 )
A thirty-years traveling diamond salesman must mentor a brash young replacement when his company downsizes him.
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Movie: Love Is Strange ( 2014 )
After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing -- a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.
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Movie: Percy Vs Goliath ( 2021 )
A Canadian farmer takes on a giant corporation after their GMOs interfere with his crops.
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Movie: Body Shots ( 2000 )
A tale of the mysterious, but necessary, mating ritual between men and women of today and everything they think about sex but are afraid to say.
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Movie: The New World ( 2006 )
The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.
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Movie: If I Stay ( 2014 )
Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on.
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Movie: Me Before You ( 2016 )
A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.
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Movie: Hours ( 2013 )
A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
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TV Show: Saints & Strangers ( 2015 )
Saints & Strangers is a story that goes beyond the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving and the founding of Plymouth Plantation, revealing the trials and tribulations of the settlers at Plymouth: 102 men, women and children who sailed on a chartered ship for a place they had never seen. Of this group, half are those we think of as "pilgrims," religious separatists who abandoned their prior lives for a single cause: religious freedom. The other half, the "merchant adventurers," had less spiritual and more material, real-world objectives. This clash of values created complex inner struggles for the group as they sought to establish a new colony, compounded by a complicated relationship with the local Native American tribes. The conflicting allegiances among these groups culminated in trials of assimilation, faith, and compromise, that continued to define our nation to this day.
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Movie: The Return of the Native ( 1994 )
Reddleman Diggory Venn drives slowly across the heath, carrying a hidden passenger in the back of his van. When darkness falls, the country folk light bonfires on the hills, emphasizing the pagan spirit of the heath and its denizens.
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Movie: The Low Down ( 2001 )
Relationships as they are really lived.
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Movie: Carmilla ( 2020 )
An atmospheric, coming-of-age love story steeped in eerie mystery and inspired by the gothic novel of the same name.
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Movie: Imaginary Crimes ( 1994 )
A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own, and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
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Movie: Black Plague ( 2015 )
In 1348, with the horrors of the Black Death haunting Europe, English soldiers return home from war with a French nobleman as hostage. When people in their home village soon after begin to die, it is believed that the Black Death has struck once more. However, there are other dark reasons behind the sudden deaths.
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Movie: The Flood ( 2019 )
A hardened immigration officer decides the fate of a dangerous asylum seeker.
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Movie: A Million Little Pieces ( 2019 )
A young aspiring writer at the bottom of his addictions is interned in a facility center to face his traumatic past.
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Movie: The Salvation ( 2014 )
In 1870s America, the fury of a notorious gang leader is unleashed when a peaceful American settler avenges the death of his family. Then as his cowardly fellow townspeople betray him, he is forced to hunt down the outlaws alone.
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Movie: Broken ( 2012 )
The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.
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Movie: Kodachrome ( 2018 )
Set during the final days of the admired photo development system known as Kodachrome, a father and son hit the road in order to reach the Kansas photo lab before it closes its doors for good.
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Movie: Very Good Girls ( 2014 )
Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.
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Movie: Martha Marcy May Marlene ( 2011 )
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.
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Movie: When the Game Stands Tall ( 2014 )
The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.
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Movie: Beyond Borders ( 2003 )
The world's cruelty is confronted with the love of two different people who tries to save mankind from poverty and war.
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Movie: Bright Star ( 2009 )
The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life.
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Movie: 1480 Radio Pirates ( 2021 )
It's 1965 and rock music is shaking up the world but not in New Zealand. A 23-year-old journalist is determined to break the government's monopoly on broadcasting and bring rock 'n' roll to a younger generation while staying with the
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Movie: An Interview with God ( 2018 )
An up-and-coming journalist finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he's granted the interview of a lifetime - with someone who claims to be God.
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Movie: 90 Minutes in Heaven ( 2015 )
A man involved in a horrific car crash is pronounced dead, only to come back to life an hour and a half later, claiming to have seen Heaven.
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Movie: Frank the Bastard ( 2015 )
A woman returns to a small murky New England community where she grew up, located east of Acadia (French name for the region), to uncover the mystery behind her mother's untimely death. Some of the locals intend to stop her, though.
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Movie: Chasing Gold ( 2016 )
A retiring police commander struggles to save his daughter from addiction while investigating the murder of his best friend and subsequent theft of his gold.
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Movie: Badland ( 2008 )
An American soldier is unable to cope with the realities of daily life after he returns from his tour of duty in Iraq.
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Movie: Siren ( 2013 )
Leigh has lived a reclusive existence in a secluded old home on the outskirts of town for her entire adult life. You see, Leigh has excreted extremely potent pheromones.
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Movie: Stella Days ( 2012 )
A small town cinema in rural Ireland becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood and a man and his conscience.
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Movie: The Five Provocations ( 2018 )
The FIVE Provocations is a performance driven, realist drama about four intertwined stories of love, loss and unexpected confrontations by women too provocative to ignore.
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Movie: Delaware Shore ( 2018 )
A Holocaust survivor who escapes the concentration camps finds refuge on a secluded Delaware Beach and raises her abandoned twin grandchildren.
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Movie: The Childhood of a Leader ( 2016 )
A chronicle of the childhood of a post-World War I leader.
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TV Show: Virgin River ( 2019 )
Melinda Monroe answers an ad to work as a nurse practitioner in the remote California town of Virgin River thinking it will be the perfect place to start fresh and leave her painful memories behind. But she soon discovers that small-town living isn't quite as simple as she expected and that she must learn to heal herself before she can truly make Virgin River her home.
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Movie: The Old Curiosity Shop ( 2007 )
A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.
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Movie: When Did You Last See Your Father? ( 2007 )
The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
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Movie: Death of a Ladies' Man ( 2021 )
A carousing college professor's life takes a series of unimaginable turns, and all the old stories are given a new twist, when he begins to have surreal hallucinations and learns he may not be long for this world.
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Movie: Stay ( 2013 )
A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her.
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Movie: My Salinger Year ( 2020 )
A college grad takes a clerical job working for the literary agent of the renowned, reclusive writer J.D. Salinger.
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Movie: Omagh ( 2004 )
An examination of the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland.
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Movie: Glassland ( 2015 )
Set in Dublin, 'Glassland' tells the story of a young taxi driver who gets tangled up in the world of human trafficking while trying to save his mother from drug addiction.
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Movie: Hope and Glory ( 1987 )
A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War II. For a young boy, this time in history was more of an adventure, a total upheaval of order, restrictions and discipline. The liberating effect of the war on the women left behind. And the joy when Hitler blows up your school.
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Movie: Queen & Country ( 2015 )
In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.
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Movie: The Field ( 1990 )
"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing endlessly for the sake of the land, and when the widow, who owns the field, decides to sell the field in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. But while no one in the village would dare bid against him, an American with deep pockets decides that he needs the field to build a highway. The Bull and his son decide to convince the American to give up bidding on the field, but things go horribly wrong.
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Movie: Dancing at Lughnasa ( 1998 )
Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
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Movie: Parked ( 2011 )
Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him, and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets attractive music teacher Jules. Growing closer, these three outsiders are set on a course that will change their lives forever.
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Movie: Kissing Candice ( 2018 )
17 year old Candice longs to escape her seaside town and finds solace in her imagination. When her disillusionment calcifies into an obsession with a troubled stranger, she becomes entangled with a dangerous local gang.
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Movie: Absolution ( 2015 )
Kiia and Lauri are speeding down a dark country road, anxious to reach the hospital because Kiia has gone into premature labour. Their car hits something. Lauri goes to take a look, and tells his wife he saw nothing. They rush to the hospital, and Kiia gives birth to a healthy baby boy. While in the hospital, Kiia meets Hanna, a woman whose husband is in a coma, the victim of a hit-and-run driver. Kiia befriends Hanna and tries to help her desperately without revealing her role in the accident. When the truth finally dawns, will it be too late to forgive?
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Movie: Nothing Personal ( 2009 )
Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her final gesture of taking a ring off her finger signals she is leaving her previous life in Holland behind. She goes to Ireland, where she chooses to lead a solitary, wandering existence, striding through the austere landscapes of Connemara. During her travels, she discovers a house that is home to a hermit, Martin.
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TV Show: Rebellion ( 2016 )
1916 commemorative drama Rebellion begins with the outbreak of World War I. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of a group of friends from Dublin, Belfast and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland's independence.
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Movie: The Informant ( 1998 )
A young I.R.A. member is forced to turn informant on his comrades, when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge.
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Movie: The World Made Straight ( 2015 )
In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
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Movie: Believe in Me ( 2006 )
In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
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Movie: Come Early Morning ( 2007 )
A thirty-something southern woman searches for love, despite the burdens she carries with her.
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Movie: Ginger & Rosa ( 2012 )
A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship.
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TV Show: Stateless ( 2020 )
An urgent and compelling drama about four people caught up in an immigration system that profoundly affects their lives. Each character deals with the contradictions of protection and border control from a unique perspective, offering relevant and timely insight into issues that countries are grappling with around the world.
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Movie: Carol ( 2015 )
An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.
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Movie: Lucy in the Sky ( 2019 )
Astronaut Lucy Cola returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space, and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.
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TV Show: Sea Wolf ( 2009 )
A young man is taken aboard a seal-hunting vessel helmed by the cruel captain Wolf Larsen. An adaptation of Jack London's 1904 novel "The Sea-Wolf".
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Movie: The Confessor ( 2007 )
CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young priest accused of murder. His only ally, a journalist, is also his former sweetheart...
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Movie: The Memory of Eva Ryker ( 1980 )
A young woman has spent her life tormented by the death of her mother, who was on a cruise ship torpedoed during World War II. When her father hires an investigator to look into the circumstances of her mother's death 30 years previo
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Movie: Jimmy the Saint ( 2017 )
A bag man for the Russian mob in Los Angeles must fight his way out when he crosses the line and falls for an innocent young prostitute caught up in the international sex trade.
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Movie: Shock and Awe ( 2018 )
A group of journalists covering former President George W. Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the President's claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."
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Movie: Honor Amongst Men ( 2018 )
A day in the life of John Halmo, a veteran police officer who is trying to juggle his turbulent home life, the daily stresses of his job, and the apparent inevitable biker war that's about to engulf his hometown.
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Movie: Lincoln and the War Within ( 1992 )
First few weeks of Lincoln's presidency where crucial for the direction the country would take. He had to bridge the gap between the victorious North and the jaded South and William H. Seward, his Secretary of State, played a crucial
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Movie: Noble ( 2015 )
Vietnam. 1989. Fourteen years after the end of the war. When Irish woman Christina Noble flies into Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) she leaves behind an extraordinary life story. But the best is yet to come. Christina lands in a country "that she wouldn't be able to show you on a map". With a few dollars, a dream and her own hard-won courage, she is about to change everything. For hundreds of thousands of people. Forever. NOBLE is the inspirational true story of a woman who believes that it only takes one person to make a difference. And of how she is proved right.
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Movie: Downloading Nancy ( 2009 )
An unhappy wife orders a guy she meets over the Internet to kill her, but the two of them fall in love.
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Movie: The Young Karl Marx ( 2017 )
The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London.
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Movie: Below ( 2019 )
In a near-future, darknet grifter Dougie is recruited to work security at a refugee detention centre. There, he is drawn into an underground operation blackmailing detainees to fight for profit. When tragedy strikes courageous fighter Azad, Dougie locates his hitherto dormant conscience and takes a stand.
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TV Show: Banished ( 2015 )
At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. Rather, it is a tale of love, faith, justice and morality played out on an epic scale in a confined community where the stakes are literally life and death.
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Movie: The Idolmaker ( 1980 )
Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marcucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.
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Movie: Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley ( 2008 )
In the 1950s, Margaret Thatcher works as a research chemist, begins her attempts to be selected for Parliament and meets her future husband Denis Thatcher.
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Movie: The Secrets of Comfort House ( 2006 )
A multiple murder investigation in a small hunting town focuses on one suspect, Wendy Sinclair, who operates a battered women's shelter where each of the victims' wives have sought shelter.
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Movie: Clemency ( 2019 )
As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
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Movie: Wild Rose ( 2019 )
A troubled young Glaswegian woman dreams of becoming a Nashville country star.
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Movie: The Runner ( 2015 )
In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.
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Movie: Miles Ahead ( 2016 )
An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.
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Movie: The United States of Leland ( 2005 )
A young man's experience in a juvenile detention center that touches on the tumultuous changes that befall his family and the community in which he lives.
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Movie: Red Dust ( 2005 )
Police officer Dirk Hendricks (Bartlett) files an amnesty application for Alex Mpondo (Ejiofor), a member of the South African Parliament who can't remember the torture he once endured as a captive political activist. South African-born attorney Sarah Barcant (Swank), meanwhile, returns to her homeland to represent Mpondo, as well as Steve Sizela, Mpondo's friend who was arrested along with him and never heard from again.
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Movie: Nasty Baby ( 2015 )
A close-knit trio navigates the idea of creating life, while at the same time being confronted with a brutal scenario.
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Movie: The Islands ( 2019 )
Based on the incredible true-life story of Chiefess Kapiolani who descended into an active volcano to demonstrate her new-found faith and ushered in a new beginning in Hawaii.
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Movie: Norma Jean & Marilyn ( 1996 )
This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her superstar pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
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Movie: Like Dandelion Dust ( 2010 )
A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of the struggling, blue-collar Porters, and the privileged Campbell family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film bravely exposes the humanity in each character reminding us that we each have the potential to be the best and worst versions of ourselves at any time.
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Movie: Player 5150 ( 2008 )
A day trader (Embry) and his fiancée (Robertson) get caught up in high stakes gambling.
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Movie: The Young Messiah ( 2016 )
Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
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Movie: Wild Mountain Thyme ( 2020 )
A pair of star-crossed lovers in Ireland get caught up in their family's land dispute.
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TV Show: Upstairs Downstairs ( 2010 )
Revival of the iconic '70s series. Life in a London townhouse in the late 1930s, where the fates of the servants 'downstairs' and their masters 'upstairs' are intimately linked.
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