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


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TV Show: Nine Perfect Strangers ( 2021 )
Nine Perfect Strangers takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this ten-day retreat is the resort's director Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine "perfect" strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.
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TV Show: Bombay Begums ( 2021 )
Five women across generations wrestle with desire, ethics, personal crises and vulnerabilities to own their ambition, in contemporary urban India. As glass ceilings are shattered, and hearts are broken, difficult choices have to be made. And as each woman strives to find her own truth, they find in each other an unexpected understanding, and the sliver of a bond.
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Movie: Far from Heaven ( 2002 )
In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.
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Movie: Big Eyes ( 2014 )
A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
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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: A Home at the End of the World ( 2004 )
A boy who has experienced many losses in his life grows to manhood and enters into a love triangle with a woman and his boyhood friend.
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Movie: October Gale ( 2014 )
A doctor takes in a mysterious man who washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound. Quickly they both learn the killer has arrived to finish the job, while a storm has cut them off from the mainland.
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Movie: The House of Mirth ( 2000 )
A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
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Movie: Being Flynn ( 2012 )
Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad.
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Movie: The Eternal Road ( 2017 )
Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct Ketola from his home. Beaten and forced to walk the Eternal Road towards a foreign Soviet Russia, where cruelty seems to know no end, his only dream is to return to his family cost it what it may. Hope dies last.
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Movie: Storm ( 2006 )
A shiftless loner finds that he suddenly has something worth living for, as he tries to protect the enigmatic love of his life from the men who want to do her harm.
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Movie: X&Y ( 2018 )
An artist has chosen a famous male actor for them together to deconstruct themselves and their invading roles. They engage in a boundless play with their surroundings in an exploration of identity, male and female.
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Movie: Hawaii ( 1966 )
An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.
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Movie: The Letters ( 2015 )
A drama that explores the life of Mother Teresa through letters she wrote to her longtime friend and spiritual advisor, Father Celeste van Exem over a nearly 50-year period.
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Movie: Miss Evers' Boys ( 1997 )
The true story of the U.S. Government's 1932 Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.
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TV Show: Sweetbitter ( 2018 )
Sweetbitter follows 22-year-old Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, alcohol, love, lust, dive bars, and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, yet punishing life she has stumbled upon. This is the story of a young woman's coming-of-age, set against the rich and grimy backdrop of exclusive restaurants, evoking the possibility, beauty, and fragility of being young and adrift.
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Movie: American Satan ( 2017 )
A young rock band, half of its members from England and half from the U.S., drops out of college and moves to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams.
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Movie: XX/XY ( 2003 )
Three friends begin a dangerous three-way relationship that spirals out of control, leading to dire consequences that haunt them ten years later.
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Movie: Maladies ( 2012 )
A talented and successful actor retires at a young age due to a perceived mental illness. Now living in a small town with his deranged sister and his best friend, we watch as their Maladies intertwine.
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Movie: Notorious Nick ( 2021 )
Nick Newell, a one-armed MMA fighter gets a rare chance to fight for the lightweight championship. He strives to win for himself and all the other people in the world with physical challenges.
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Movie: Una ( 2017 )
A woman confronts an older man, her former neighbour, to find out why he abandoned her after they had a sexual relationship.
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Movie: Affliction ( 1999 )
A deeply troubled small-town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while other events jeopardize his sanity.
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Movie: Another Nine & a Half Weeks ( 1997 )
When John travels to Paris to attend an art sale hosted by his old flame, he begins a torrid affair with a gorgeous woman (Angie Everhart) who used to be her best friend. As the erotic tension between them builds, John finds himself drawn into a dangerous new obsession.
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Movie: Ulee's Gold ( 1997 )
A reclusive beekeeper slowly pulls his dysfunctional family back together, but not without having to fight his son's previous dastardly cohorts.
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Movie: Pieces of a Woman ( 2021 )
When a young mother's home birth ends in unfathomable tragedy, she begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that fractures relationships with loved ones in this deeply personal story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.
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Movie: The Brown Bunny ( 2003 )
Professional motorcycle racer Bud Clay heads from New Hampshire to California to race again. Along the way he meets various needy women who provide him with the cure to his own loneliness, but only a certain woman from his past will truly satisfy him.
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Movie: 365 Days ( 2020 )
Massimo is a member of the Sicilian Mafia family and Laura is a sales director. She does not expect that on a trip to Sicily trying to save her relationship, Massimo will kidnap her and give her 365 days to fall in love with him.
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Movie: El Gringo ( 2012 )
A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000, and a bloody past, finds himself under sudden attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.
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Movie: About Cherry ( 2012 )
A troubled young woman moves to San Francisco, where she becomes involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.
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Movie: Killing Me Softly ( 2002 )
A woman faces deadly consequences for abandoning her loving relationship with her boyfriend to pursue exciting sexual scenarios with a mysterious celebrity mountaineer.
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Movie: Before Midnight ( 2013 )
We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
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TV Show: Born to Kill ( 2017 )
Psychological drama about an apparently model teenager with hidden psychological issues.
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Movie: Iphigenia ( 1977 )
To appease offended gods before going to war, a commander must sacrifice his favorite daughter to them but does so under the pretext of marrying her off.
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Movie: Lap Dance ( 2014 )
An aspiring actress makes a pact with her fiancé to take a job as an exotic dancer to care for her cancer stricken father. Once the pact the couple made is broken, their lives are changed forever. Based on the true story of director Greg Carter and his girlfriend prior to their moving to Los Angeles in 2005.
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Movie: Little Ashes ( 2009 )
About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
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Movie: Cosmopolis ( 2012 )
Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.
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Movie: The Gospel of John ( 2014 )
The life and toils of Jesus Christ, depicted as written in the gospel of John. Narrated in English, following the New International Version of the scripture, while the actors speak in Aramaic.
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Movie: Sweet Land ( 2008 )
In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications.
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Movie: As I Lay Dying ( 2013 )
Based on the classic novel by William Faulkner, first published in 1930, "As I Lay Dying" is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her last wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
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Movie: Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus ( 2006 )
Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century.
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Movie: My Life ( 1993 )
A terminally ill man prepares for his death.
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Movie: Strangerland ( 2015 )
A family finds their dull life in a rural outback town rocked after their two teenage children disappear into the desert, sparking disturbing rumors of their past.
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TV Show: Big Little Lies ( 2017 )
In the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling?Told through the eyes of three mothers – Madeline, Celeste and Jane – Big Little Lies paints a picture of a town fueled by rumors and divided into the haves and have-nots, exposing the conflicts, secrets and betrayals that compromise relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors.
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Movie: Flirting ( 1991 )
Two freethinking teenagers - a boy and a girl - confront with authoritarian teachers in their boarding schools. The other students treat this differently.
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Movie: Life ( 2015 )
A photographer for LIFE Magazine is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean.
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Movie: Irina Palm ( 2007 )
Maggie, a 60-year-old widow, desperately needs some money to pay for a medical treatment for her ill grandson, Olly. After one attempt at trying to find a job, she finds herself roaming the streets of London Soho. Her eye is caught by a small poster in the window of a shop called "Sexy World" which reads: "Hostess wanted". Too desperate and lost to realize what she does she enters. Micky, the owner, is embarrassed at first, but intrigued by Maggie, he decides to have fun and offers her the job. Her colleague, Luisa, shows her how to give a hand-job through hole in a wall (glory hole) and after the first hesitation, she quickly develops good skills. She uses Irina Palm as her stage name. However, she keeps her work secret from friends and family, which leads to uncomfortable situations. She, who applies herself in order to keep her job, fascinates Mickey.
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Movie: War Room ( 2015 )
A seemingly perfect family looks to fix their problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman.
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Movie: The Trench ( 1999 )
A story about a group of soldiers' last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916, showing the conditions in the trenches during World War I, and taking you into the minds of the soldiers.
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Movie: Saving Paradise ( 2021 )
'Saving Paradise' is an inspiring story based on true events. A ruthless corporate raider is forced to return to his small town roots where he suddenly inherits his father's nearly bankrupt pencil factory, which is the heart and soul of the depressed community. With the foreclosure deadline looming, he must decide to either let it close, or join the community's fight to save it.
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TV Show: American Rust ( 2021 )
American Rust explores the tattered American dream through the eyes of complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania. When the woman he truly loves sees her son accused of murder, Harris is forced to decide what he's willing to do to protect him.
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Movie: Last Night ( 2010 )
The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
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Movie: Holy Motors ( 2012 )
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.
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Movie: Bringing Out the Dead ( 1999 )
Haunted by the patients he failed to save, an extremely burned-out Manhattan ambulance paramedic fights to maintain his sanity over three fraught and turbulent nights.
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Movie: Birdy ( 1984 )
After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.
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Movie: Butterfly Kisses ( 2017 )
We follow Jake and his two best friends through a world distorted by sex and porn. They all have their own demons, but Jake's secret is one that he can't tell anyone.
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Movie: Flying Lessons ( 2010 )
With her life at a crossroads, 25 year old Sophie Conway returns home to the small town she always wanted to forget. Once home, she is faced with the friends and lovers she left behind, a tangled relationship with her Mother, and Harry Pleasant, an Alzheimer's Disease patient who, in an opposing way, shares Sophie's struggle to remember.
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Movie: The Shack ( 2017 )
A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack."
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TV Show: Dive Club ( 2021 )
A feisty group of teenage divers uncover their Australian coastal town's darkest secrets as they investigate the disappearance of their best friend.
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Movie: Annette ( 2021 )
Los Angeles, nowadays. Henry is a stand-up comedian with a fierce humor. Ann, an internationally renowned opera singer. Together, under the spotlight, they form a happy and glamorous couple. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will turn their lives upside down.
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TV Show: Black Narcissus ( 2020 )
The show follows Sister Clodagh and the nuns of St Faiths, who travel to Nepal to set up a branch of their order in the remote palace of Mopu. It will tell the story of the nuns' sexual repression which forms the spine of the story, as Sister Clodagh finds herself increasingly attracted to the handsome and damaged land agent, Mr. Dean.
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Movie: The Playboys ( 1992 )
A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty (Albert Finney). The arrival of a dramatic troupe stirs things up even more, especially when she falls in love with one of the "Playboys", Tom Casey (Aidan Quinn).
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Movie: The Harvesters ( 2019 )
South Africa, Free State region, isolated stronghold to the Afrikaans white ethnic minority culture. In this conservative farming territory obsessed with strength and masculinity, Janno is different, secretive, emotionally frail. One day his mother, fiercely religious, brings home Pieter, a hardened street orphan she wants to save, and asks Janno to make this stranger into his brother. The two boys start a fight for power, heritage and parental love.
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Movie: Clouds ( 2020 )
Young musician Zach Sobiech discovers his cancer has spread, leaving him just a few months to live. With limited time, he follows his dream and makes an album, unaware that it will soon be a viral music phenomenon.
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Movie: Richard Jewell ( 2019 )
American security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.
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Movie: Trust ( 2021 )
In this sexy and twisty ride, New York gallery owner Brooke and her husband Owen each face exceptional temptations, with most unexpected results.
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Movie: Chasing Bullitt ( 2019 )
A Hollywood icon searches for the elusive GT 390.
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Movie: Billionaire Boys Club ( 1987 )
Based on a true story: Ron Levin, a wealthy businessman has disappeared. No body is found, but there was a list with instructions in his house - a recipe for murder. Its author Joe Hunt is the defendant. The successful young business man had formed a team of prestigious former fellow students for a risky project which should make them all rich. His partners claim they didn't know about the means.
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Movie: Ask Me Anything ( 2014 )
A confused teenager writes a blog revealing her daily activities and secrets, advised to do so by her high school guidance counselor in lieu of moving onto her first year in college.
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Movie: Colette ( 2018 )
Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.
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Movie: Moon Rock for Monday ( 2021 )
Set in Sydney, 1999, after an unlikely encounter at a train station, a young girl befriends a fugitive teenage boy and they travel to visit a moon rock that the girl believes will heal her.
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Movie: Fractured ( 2019 )
Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While the wife and daughter go downstairs for an MRI, Ray, exhausted, passes out in a chair in the lobby. Upon waking up, they have no record or knowledge of Ray's family ever being checked in.
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Movie: Tijuana Bible ( 2020 )
Holed up in Tijuana on a path to self-destruction, an Iraq veteran seeks deliverance by helping a young Mexican woman navigate the underworld in a quest for her long-lost brother.
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Movie: The Green Chain ( 2007 )
The battle between loggers and environmentalists is defining, dividing and destroying communities in Canada and around the world. The Green Chain is a powerful, funny and thought-provoking film about the people who love trees.
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Movie: The Domino Effect ( 2012 )
If global economy came to a sudden stop what would be the effect on families worldwide? People in different countries or continents might not seem to be interrelated but there is more than meets the eye and we might be more connected than we sometimes like to think.
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Movie: No Man's Land ( 2021 )
A modern Western inspired by the real-life "no man's land" areas along the Texas-Mexico border. While out on a father-son border patrol, Jackson accidentally kills a Mexican immigrant boy. When Jackson's father tries taking the blame, Jackson flees south on horseback, becoming a gringo "illegal alien" in Mexico. Chased by Texas Rangers and Mexican federales, Jackson journeys across Mexico to seek forgiveness from the dead boy's father only to fall in love with the land he was taught to hate.
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Movie: Mary and Martha ( 2013 )
Two mothers lose their sons to malaria.
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Movie: One More Kiss ( 2000 )
When Sarah Hopson realizes her successful high-rise New York lifestyle is devoid of meaning, she packs her bags and heads for her home town in the Scottish Borders to look for Sam, her childhood sweetheart and the only man she ever loved. Sam Murray runs a restaurant. He and Sarah grew up together and Sam hoped they'd grow old together. His world fell apart the day Sarah left and now she's back, standing on his doorstep and telling his wife she'd like to spend some time with him.
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Movie: Return ( 2012 )
A soldier returns to her family, friends, and old job after a tour of duty, though she finds herself struggling to find her place in her everyday life.
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Movie: The Virgin Suicides ( 2000 )
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid 1970s.
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Movie: The Lightship ( 1985 )
A trio of robbers, two brothers and their twisted genius leader, invade a lightship, but don't reckon on the crew fighting back.
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Movie: Wrestling Ernest Hemingway ( 1993 )
Two lonely, retired septuagenarians, an unkempt, hard-drinking Irish sea captain, and a fussy, well-mannered Cuban barber form an uneasy friendship.
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Movie: Get Low ( 2010 )
A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.
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Movie: The Apostle ( 1998 )
After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
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Movie: A Night in Old Mexico ( 2014 )
After being forced to sell his family ranch to developers, a financially strapped, but proud senior citizen, and his estranged grandson, find themselves targeted by drug dealers in search of a missing money bag.
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Movie: Tender Mercies ( 1983 )
A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.
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TV Show: The Barchester Chronicles ( 1982 )
When a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires, scandal taints the cozy community of Barchester when their local church becomes the object of a scathing, investigative report.
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Movie: Novitiate ( 2017 )
Set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality.
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TV Show: Mayor of Kingstown ( 2021 )
Mayor of Kingstown is set in a small Michigan town where the only industry remaining are federal, state, and private prisons, the story follows the McLusky family, the power brokers between the police, criminals, inmates, prison guards and politicians, in a city completely dependent on prisons and the prisoners they contain. It is a stark and brutal look at the business of incarceration.
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Movie: One-Trick Pony ( 1980 )
Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage.
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Movie: Anna Karenina ( 1985 )
Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
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Movie: Voiceless ( 2015 )
Jesse Dean is a recently discharged soldier who had a rough upbringing, but found God because of his wife and is now totally devoted to his faith. He and his wife move to Philadelphia so he can take a new job as an outreach leader at an old church whose membership has been declining. Just as he starts connecting with the community, he discovers that directly across the street from the church is an abortion clinic. He goes to the pastor and several others in the church trying to get their help--to no avail. One day he's going around his everyday routine when a personal tragedy strikes; this brings him to the point that he starts to take action himself, but the more involved he gets, the more resistance he gets from those in the church and community, and from his wife, who thinks his actions will get him fired or jailed. Finally he must make a choice: take the easy way out and back off, like everyone wants him to do; or face a major confrontation that will require him to put everything on the line--his job, his marriage, and his freedom? This film encourages people to stand up for what they know is right, particularly as it pertains to taking God's truths into society to address social issues. It addresses the spirit of retreat as it pertains to engaging the culture that has developed within the Church.
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Movie: The Good Girl ( 2002 )
A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.
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Movie: October Sky ( 1999 )
The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
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Movie: Stronger ( 2017 )
Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
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Movie: Waterland ( 1992 )
Tom Crick, a high school history teacher, is having trouble connecting - with his class, with his wife. He ventures into telling his class stories about his young adulthood in the Fens district in England. The emotional wounds from his younger life wash over him in present day, affecting his work and his relationships with his students and his wife.
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Movie: Born to Be Blue ( 2016 )
A re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late '60s.
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Movie: Alive ( 1993 )
A Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash.
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Movie: Snow Falling on Cedars ( 1999 )
A Japanese-American fisherman is accused of killing his neighbor at sea. In the 1950s, race figures into the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
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Movie: Before Sunrise ( 1995 )
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
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Movie: For Ellen ( 2012 )
A struggling musician takes an overnight long-distance drive in order to fight his estranged wife for custody of their young daughter.