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4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: Two college roommates have 24 hours to make the ultimate choice as they finalize arrangements for a black market abortion.
Cast: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov. Directed by Christian Mungiu.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Health

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51 Birch Street (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A personal documentary that explores a universal human question: how much about your parents do you really want to know?
Cast: Doug Block, Mike Block, Mina Block. Directed by Doug Block.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Family

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99 Homes (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Clancy Brown, Tim Guinee. Directed by Ramin Bahrani.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Debtor-Creditor

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About Schmidt (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A man in his 60s realizes he has wasted his life while trying to run his daughter's.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates. Directed by Alexander Payne.
Categories:  Comedy  Elder  Family

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Adventures of Tintin, The (2011)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.
Cast: Andy Serkis, Cary Elwes, Daniel Craig, Enn Reitel, Jamie Bell. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Drama  Animation  Family

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After the Wedding (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: The manager of an orphanage in India travels to Denmark to meet with a potential benefactor. In Danish, Swedish and Hindi, with English subtitles.
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Rolf Lassgård, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Stine Fischer Christensen, Christian Tafdrup, Frederik Gullits Ernst, Kristian Gullits Ernst, Ida Dwinger. Directed by Susanne Bier.
Categories:  Family  Domestic Relations  Foreign

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Age of Innocence, The (1993)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: A tragic love triangle in 1870 New York that chronicles the hypocrisy and grandeur of high society.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 75 min. 
Plot: A young lady tumbles down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a different world.
Cast: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna, Verna Felton, J. Pat O'Malley, Bill Thompson. Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Lus.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Government

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Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: An animated version of Lewis Carroll's tale about a girl named Alice. Alice follows a White Rabbit through a very small door and enters Wonderland, where she has many unusual adventures
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Musical  Family

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All the Money in the World (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: Story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his mother to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom.
Cast: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Family

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Amazing Spider-man, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD (Blu-ray 2 disc set) 136 min. 
Plot: Peter finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared; which puts him on a collision course with his father's former partner.
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary. Directed by Marc Webb.
Categories:  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy  Family

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American Beauty (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 tape set) 202 min. 
Plot: A frustrated magazine editor's mid-life crises threaten his troubled marriage and leads to an infatuation with his teenage daughter's cheerleader friend.
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari. Directed by Sam Mendes.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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American Sniper (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A Navy SEAL sniper saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend, however, back home after four tours of duty he finds it was a war he can't leave behind.
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Navid Negahban, Keir O'Donnell. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Biography  War  Family

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Amour (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A touching tale of a loving couple whose unbreakable bonds of marriage are tested by life's greatest challenge. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, William Shimell. Directed by Michael Haneke.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Foreign

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Animal Kingdom (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A seventeen year-old in the process of becoming initiated into a gang discovers that the situation is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine.
Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Guy Pearce, James Frecheville, Joel Edgerton, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton. Directed by David Michôd.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime  Family

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Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The (1974)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: An exploration of the rise to power of a Jewish working class son.
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Micheline Lanctot, Jack Warden, Randy Quaid, Joseph Wiseman. Directed by Ted Kotcheff.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Business

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April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: France asleep in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon V, where scientists vanish mysteriously; a teenage girl goes in search of her missing scientist parents.
Cast: Voices of Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon. Directed by Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinu.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Family

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Arrested Development: Season One (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 11 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of a level-headed son that takes over the family affairs of his dysfunctional family, after his father is imprisoned.
Cast: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter. Directed by Mitchell Hurwitz.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Business

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Arrested Development: Season Three (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 4 hours, 46 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of a level-headed son that takes over the family affairs of his dysfunctional family, after his father is imprisoned.
Cast: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter. Directed by Mitchell Hurwitz.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Business

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Arrested Development: Season Two (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 6 hours, 36 min. 
Plot: Level-headed son takes over the family affairs of his dysfunctional family after his father is imprisoned.
Cast: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter. Directed by Mitchell Hurwitz.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Business

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Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. B&W
Plot: A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family
Cast: Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson, Peter Lorre, Priscilla Lane, Edward Everett Horton. Directed by Frank Capra.
Categories:  Family  Comedy  Mental Health

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Astronaut Farmer, The (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A NASA astronaut forced to retire early looks to build his own rocket, despite government threats to stop him.
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, Time Blake Nelson. Directed by Michael Polish.
Categories:  Family  Government

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Atonement (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A fledgling writer irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Cast: James McAvoy, Keira Knightly, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave. Directed by Joe Wright.
Categories:  Romance  Family

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August (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Two brothers fight to keep their start-up company afloat on Wall Street during August 2001.
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Naomie Harris, Adam Scott, Robin Tunney. Directed by Austin Chick.
Categories:  Business  Drama  Family

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August: Osage County (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A crisis brings family back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by John Wells.
Categories:  Family  Domestic Relations  Drama

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Awara (1951)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  168 min. B&W
Plot: A district judge, believing that a criminal's son can only be a criminal, must confront his belief when he becomes estranged from his wife and his son ends up as a criminal in his courtroom. In Hindi with English subtitles.
Cast: Prithviraj, Nargis, Raj Kapoor, K.N. Singh, Leela Chitnis. Directed by Raj Kapoor.
Categories:  Family  International  Drama

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Back To The Future (1985)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 116 min. 
Plot: A teenager is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling machine.
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Comedy  Family

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Bad Seed, The (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. B&W
Plot: A mother begins to suspect her daughter of unspeakable crimes.
Cast: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, William Hopper. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Ethics

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Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A six year old's journey to help her ill father is delayed by a busted universe.
Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper. Directed by Benh Zeitlin.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Environmental

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Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 90 min. 
Plot: A young woman offers to take her father's place as the Beast's prisoner in an enchanted castle.
Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury. Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Musical

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  129 min. 
Plot: An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevans, Luke Evans. Directed by Bill Condon.
Categories:  Family  SciFi/Fantasy  Musical

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Bee Movie (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A disillusioned young bee gets the chance to see the world outside the hive and breaks one of the cardinal rules by speaking to humans.
Cast: erry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton, John Goodman, Chris Rock, Kathy Bates. Directed by Simon J. Smith & Steve Hickner.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Family

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Beetlejuice (1988)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: After the Maitlands are killed in a car crash, they find themselves trapped as ghosts in their beautiful New England farmhouse.
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Housing

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Before Midnight (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: On a writer's retreat in Greece, a couple looks for a night of passion, but instead their idyllic night turns into a test of their relationship.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong.
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Family

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Better Life, A (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Carlos Galindo dreams of a better life for his wife and newborn son when they cross the border into the U.S.
Cast: Demián Bichir, Eddie Sotelo, Joaquín Cosio, José Julián, Nancy Lenehan. Directed by Chris Weitz.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Immigration

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Better Tomorrow, A (1986)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.
Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung, Emily Chu. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Action  Organized Crime  Family

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Big Fish (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Danny DeVito. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Health

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Birdcage, The (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancee's right-wing parents.
Cast: Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne West. Directed by Mike Nichols.
Categories:  Family  Gender  Comedy

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Birdman (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A washed up actor battles his ego and attempts to recover himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.
Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough. Directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Entertainment

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Biutiful (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: A man on the wrong side of the law struggles to provide for his children on the dangerous streets of Barcelona. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Hanaa Bouchaib, Javier Bardem, Maricel Alvarez, Eduard Fernández. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Family

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Black Stallion, The (1979)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A shipwreck leaves a courageous young boy and a wild Arabian stallion stranded on a deserted island.
Cast: Kelly Reno, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse, Hoyt Axton, Michael Higgins, Mickey Rooney. Directed by Carroll Ballard.
Categories:  Children  Family  Juvenile

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Blue Valentine (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A love story of a young married couple who have grown apart, attempting to save their relationship.
Cast: John Doman, Michelle Williams, Ryan Gosling. Directed by Derek Cianfrance.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Marital Relations

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Book Thief, The (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: During WW II Germany, Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others, especially the Jewish refugee sheltered in the basement of her home.
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Roger Allam, Ben Schnetzer. Directed by Brian Percival.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

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Boxer, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: Nineteen year old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the IRA in Belfast.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox, Ken Stott, Gerard McSorley, Kenneth Cranham. Directed by Jim Sheridan.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Family

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Boy & the World (2013)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  80 min. 
Plot: A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father. In Portuguese with English subtitles.
Cast: Voices of Vinicious Garcia, Lu Horta, Marco Aurelio Campos. Directed by Ale Abreu.
Categories:  Foreign  Animation  Family

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Boyhood (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  165 min. 
Plot: The life of a young man from age 5 to age 18.
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Family  Children  Domestic Relations

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Boyz N the Hood (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto and the divergent paths they take to have a better life in the future.
Cast: Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne. Directed by John Singleton.
Categories:  Family  Poverty

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Breadwinner, The (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Cast: Voices of Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus. Directed by Nora Twomey.
Categories:  Animation  Drama  Family

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Fifth Season (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 6 hours, 15 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt . Directed by Directed by various directors for individual episo.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Family

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Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 5 hours, 46 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Family

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Second Season (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 10 hours, 15 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Family

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Third Season (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 10 hours, 13 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt . Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Family

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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A young boy befriends the new girl at school and the two create a magical place called Terabithia.
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Annasophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Zooey Deschanel. Directed by Gabor Csupo.
Categories:  Children  Family  Drama

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Broken Flowers (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A staunch bachelor receives an anonymous letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.
Cast: Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton, Julie Delpy. Directed by Jim Jarmusch.
Categories:  Family  Comedy

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Broken Lance (1954)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A cattle baron's son takes the fall for a crime his father commits. His father dies while he is in jail and his three half brothers inherit the land, but must face his vengeance when he's released.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Winmark. Directed by Edward Dmytryx.
Categories:  Western  Land Use  Family

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Brothers (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan.
Cast: Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Sarah Juel Werner,Rebecca Løgstrup Soltau. Directed by Susanne Bier.
Categories:  Drama  Family  War

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Brothers (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after the brother goes missing in Afghanistan.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire. Directed by Jim Sheridan.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

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Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he enters the military.
Cast: Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, Ed Sullivan. Directed by George Sidney.
Categories:  Entertainment  Musical  Family

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Cage Aux Folles, La (1978)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married.
Cast: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier, Remi Laurent. Directed by Edouard Molinaro.
Categories:  Family  Gender  Comedy

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Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **** 1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 107 min. 
Plot: A typical, upper-middleclass family's world is instantly transformed when the father and youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes. Documentary.
Cast: Arnold Friedman, Elaine Friedman, David Friedman, Seth Friedman, Jesse Friedman, Howard Friedman. Directed by Andrew Jarecki.
Categories:  Documentary  Law Enforcement  Family

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Cars (2006)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A hot-shot, anthropomorphic race-car gets waylaid in a backwater town, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.
Cast: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry The Cable Guy, Cheech Marin, Tony Shalhoub. Directed by John Lasseter and Joe Ranft.
Categories:  Animation  Automobile  Family

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Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: Two brothers in dire financial straits contemplate murder to pay off their debts.
Cast: Hayley Atwell, Colin Farrell, Sally Hawkins, Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Family  Debtor-Creditor  Drama

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: An alcoholic ex-football player drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife until a reunion with his dying father jogs a host of memories.
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carlson, Judith Anderson. Directed by Richard Brooks.
Categories:  Drama  Family

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Cat People (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.
Cast: Natasha Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole. Directed by Paul Schrader.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Horror  Family

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Cat People/The Curse of the Cat People (1942)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  143 min. B&W
Plot: A new bride fears an ancient hex when in passion/An imaginative child has trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality.
Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt. Directed by Jacques Turner/Gunther von Fritsch.
Categories:  Horror  Mental Health  Family

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 141 min. 
Plot: Based on the true story of a successful con-artist and the FBI agent on his trail.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Drama  Fraud  Family

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Changeling (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: A mother's prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered, though it doesn't take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers.
Cast: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Family  Law Enforcement

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Charlotte's Web (1973)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A spider with a flair for promotion saves a young pig from the dinner table and teaches the rest of the barnyard some life lessons along the way.
Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Paul Lynde, Henry Gibson, Agnes Moorehead. Directed by Charles A. Nichols & Iwao Takamoto.
Categories:  Animation  Family

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Chef (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
Cast: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt. Directed by Jon Favreau.
Categories:  Business  Family  Comedy

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Childhood of a Leader (2015)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of the childhood of a post-World War I leader.
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin, Liam Cunningham. Directed by Brady Corbet.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Family

Law movies
Christmas Carol, A (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A miserly old businessman is visited by the ghost of his dead business partner who foretells that he will be visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve, who will attempt to show the error of his ways.
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey. Directed by David Jones.
Categories:  Family  Drama

Law movies
Christmas Carol, A (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Jim Carrey, Robin Wright Penn. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Ethics

Law movies
Christmas Tale, A (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  151 min. 
Plot: A troubled family is forced to come together when the matriarch becomes ill. In French, with English subtitles.
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Paul Roussillon, Anne Consigny, Mathieu Amalric, Melvil Poupaud. Directed by Arnaud Desplechin.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Health

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Cinderella (2015)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters; until her fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Derek Jacobi, Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Categories:  Drama  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

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City for Conquest (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. B&W
Plot: A truck driver turns pro boxer to fund his brother's education, until he must come to terms with being blinded in the ring.
Cast: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven, Donald Crisp, Frank McHugh, Arthur Kennedy, George Tobias. Directed by Anatole Litvak.
Categories:  Family  Organized Crime

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City of Ember (2008)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights, but Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Mary Kay Place, Bill Murray, Martin Landau, Toby Jones, Tim Robbins. Directed by Jeane Duprau.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Energy  Family

Law movies
Clearing, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A self-made tycoon is kidnapped by an employee and it's up to his wife to deliver the ransom.
Cast: Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe. Directed by Pieter Jan Brugge.
Categories:  Action  Family  Government

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: An invention mishap causes food to fall from the sky like rain.
Cast: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T. Directed by Phil Lord.
Categories:  Animation  Intellectual Property  Family

Law movies
Coco (2017)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  105 min. 
Plot: An aspiring musician enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Cast: Voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt. Directed by Lee Unrick & Adrean Molina.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Family

Law movies
Color Wheel, The (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  83 min. 
Plot: An aspiring news-anchor forces her brother on a road trip in this comedic symphony of disappointment and forgiveness.
Cast: Carlen Altman, Bob Byington, Kate Lyn Sheil. Directed by Alex Ross Perry.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Drama

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Coraline (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: An adventurous girl discovers another world with sinister secrets.
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Ian McShane. Directed by Henry Selick.
Categories:  Animation  Family

Law movies
Coriolanus (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' is a feared Roman general suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens.
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain. Directed by Ralph Fiennes.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

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Corner, The (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 6 hours, 16 min. 
Plot: A look into the lives of a poor African-American family, all of whom are involved at some level in the West Baltimore drug trade.
Cast: T.K. Carter, Khandi Alexander, Sean Nelson. Directed by Robert F. Colesberry.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Family

Law movies
Creed (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 133 min. 
Plot: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad. Directed by Ryan Coogler.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Family

Law movies
Crossing Delancey (1988)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A Manhattan single meets a man through an old fashioned Jewish matchmaker.
Cast: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Sylvia Miles, David Hyde Pierce. Directed by Joan Micklin Silver.
Categories:  Comedy  Religion  Family

Law movies
Cry the Beloved Country (1951)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: In apartheid South Africa, two fathers, one black and one white, are drawn together through one father's search for his lost son.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Canada Lee, Charles Carson. Directed by Zolton Korda.
Categories:  Racism  Government  Family

Law movies
Curse of the Golden Flower, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: Inside the walls of the Forbidden City the royal family is divided against itself.
Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou. Directed by Zhang Yimou.
Categories:  Foreign  Family

Law movies
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.
Cast: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Diane Cook. Directed by Peter Hedges.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Romance

Law movies
Daniel (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s.
Cast: Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Government

Law movies
Darjeeling Limited, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Three brothers who haven't spoken in years set off on a train trip across India with the hope of finding themselves and bonding with each other.
Cast: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Houston. Directed by Wes Anderson.
Categories:  Family  Drama  International

Law movies
Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A look at the Gullah culture of islands off the coast of South Carolina as a family prepares to leave for a chance at a better life.
Cast: Adisa Anderson, Barbara-O, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Cora Lee Day, Tommy Hicks. Directed by Julie Dash.
Categories:  Drama  Family  History

Law movies
Death Sentence (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: When a family falls victim to a vicious attack perpetrated as a gang initiation ritual, the vengeful father vows to track down each person involved in the crime.
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Preston, Aisha Tyler, John Goodman. Directed by James Wan.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Organized Crime  Family

Law movies
Deep End, The (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A mother finds the dead body of her teenage son's gay lover on the beach of their rural lakeside home an she spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation.
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker, Raymond Barry, Josh Lucas, Peter Donat. Directed by Scott McGehee, David Siegel.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Family  Juvenile

Law movies
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz. Directed by Adam Brooks.
Categories:  Family  Comedy  Romance

Law movies
Dheepan (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: 
Cast: Jesutthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasn, Claudine Vinasithamby. Directed by Jacques Audiard.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

Law movies
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 105 min. 
Plot: Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, a young woman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor.
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes. Directed by Emile Ardolino.
Categories:  Family  Romance

Law movies
Dogtooth (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A darkly surreal look at three teenagers confined to an isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen by their parents. In Greek, with English subtitles.
Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Mary Tsoni, Anna Kalaitzodou. Directed by Giorgos Lanthimos.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Children

Law movies
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: When a woman is indicted for her elderly employer's murder, her daughter returns home from New York and uncovers difficult truths about their family's domestic strife.
Cast: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judy Parfitt, Christopher Plummer, David Strathairn, Eric Bogosian. Directed by Taylor Hackford.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Family

Law movies
Don't Look Now (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: An American couple living in Venice engage a psychic in the search for the ghost of their dead daughter.
Cast: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania, Massimo Serato, Renato Scarpa. Directed by Nicolas Roeg.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Religion  Family

Law movies
Door in the Floor, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss' disintegrating household.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Mimi Rogers, Elle Fanning, Bijou Phillips. Directed by Tod Williams.
Categories:  Romance  Family  Drama

Law movies
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A stranger changes the lifestyle of a diverse family.
Cast: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard, Tracy Nelson. Directed by Paul Mazursky.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Welfare

Law movies
Down to the Bone (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles manage her secret drug habit.
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Hugh Dillon, Clint Jordan. Directed by Debra Granik.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Health

Law movies
Dybbuk, The (1938)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. B&W
Plot: Two Yiddish families are caught in a tragic labyrinth of spiritual possession. In Yiddish with English subtitles.
Cast: Abraham Morewski, Ajzuk Samberg, Mojzesz Lipman, Lili Liliana, Dina Halpern. Directed by Michal Waszynski.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Religion

Law movies
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A group of children help a stranded alien return home.
Cast: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Family  Drama

Law movies
Eagle Huntress (2016)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: A young girl trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her family to become an eagle huntress.
Cast: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv. Directed by Otto Bell.
Categories:  Documentary  Foreign  Family

Law movies
East of Eden (1955)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 118 min. 
Plot: A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.
Cast: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris. Directed by Elia Kazan.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

Law movies
Eastern Promises (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A driver for one of London's most notorious crime families loyalties are put to the test when a midwife discovers some of the family's secrets.
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl. Directed by David Cronenberg.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Action  Family

Law movies
Eleanor and Franklin (1976)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 370 min. 
Plot: The story of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt as told from her point of view.
Cast: Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Priscilla Pointer, Walter McGinn, Rosemary Murphy. Directed by Daniel Petrie.
Categories:  Biography  Family  Politics

Law movies
Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A Holocaust survivor finds himself involved with three women.
Cast: Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin, Alan King, Paul Mazursky. Directed by Paul Mazursky.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  War

Law movies
Enough Said (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A divorced woman decides to pursue the man she's interested only to learn he's her new friend's ex-husband.
Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener. Directed by Nicole Holofcener.
Categories:  Comedy  Domestic Relations  Family

Law movies
Eragon (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg; a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey to save his kingdom.
Cast: Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, John Malkovich. Directed by Stefen Fangmeier.
Categories:  Action  Family  War

Law movies
Evelyn (2002)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A Dubliner's children are placed into orphanages when his wife leaves him, and he must enlist an American lawyer to take the case all the way to Ireland's Supreme Court.
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Aidan Quinn, Julianna Margulies, Sophie Vavasseur, Niall Beagan, Hugh McDonagh. Directed by Bruce Beresford.
Categories:  Family  International  Drama

Law movies
Everything is Illuminated (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: With the help of a local, a young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village that was razed by the Nazis.
Cast: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz. Directed by Liev Schreiber.
Categories:  International  Family  War

Law movies
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A nine-year-old amateur inventor searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Max Von Sydow, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn. Directed by Stephen Daldry.
Categories:  Drama  Family  National Security

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Family Affair (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: A seemingly random act detonates a chain reaction that exposes unspeakable realities and shatters a family.
Cast: Chico Colvard. Directed by Chico Colvard.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Family

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Family Law (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A new dad discovers he has more in common with his attorney father than he thought. In Spanish, with English subtitles.
Cast: Daniel Hendler, Arturo Goetz, Eloy Burman, Julieta Díaz, Adriana Aizemberg. Directed by Daniel Burman.
Categories:  Family  Domestic Relations  Foreign

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Fanny & Alexander (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 188 min. 
Plot: A feature-length documentary of two young Swedish children experiencing the comedies and tragedies of their family. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Cast: Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Ewa Fröling, Jan Malmsjö. Directed by Ingmar Bergman.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Family

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Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 (1940)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD (2 disc set) 125 min. 
Plot: The original Fantasia, Walt Disney's daring experiment combining animation and classical music, and the new Fantasia 2000.
Cast: James Levine, Steve Martin, Leopold Stokowski, Ralph Grierson, Kathleen Battle. Directed by Ben Sharpsteen.
Categories:  Animation  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: The adventures of a writer in New York's secret community of witches and wizards.
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudo. Directed by David Yates.
Categories:  Family  SciFi/Fantasy  Action

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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: A farm-raiding fox helps his community survive.
Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson. Directed by Wes Anderson.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Family

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Fat Girl  (2001)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A provocative and shocking drama about sibling rivalry, family discord and relationships. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Anaïs Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Arsinée Khanjian, Romain Goupil, Libero de Rienzo, Laura Betti. Directed by Catherine Breillat.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Children

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Fatima (2015)
Rated:    Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  79 min. 
Plot: A single mother works odd hours as a cleaning woman in order to support her two daughters. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Soria Zeroual, Zita Hanrot, Kenza Noah Aiche. Directed by Phillipe Faucon.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Foreign

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Fences (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson. Directed by Denzel Washington.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Sports

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Ferdinand (2017)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  108 min. 
Plot: When a big-hearted bull is mistaken as dangerous and captured, he rallies a misfit team to help him return home to his family.
Cast: Voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale. Directed by Carlos Saldanha.
Categories:  Comedy  Animation  Family

Law movies
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:    76 min. 
Plot: The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction.
Cast: Voices of Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Robin Williams. Directed by Bill Kroyer.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Family

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Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  181 min. 
Plot: A Jewish peasant contends with marrying off his three daughters.
Cast: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann. Directed by Norman Jewison.
Categories:  Musical  Family  Religion

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Fighter, The (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: An explosive relationship threatens to take down Micky Ward,a struggling boxer, and his older brother and trainer, Dicky.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee. Directed by David O. Russell.
Categories:  Biography  Family  Sports

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Finding Dory (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A friendly but forgetful fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
Cast: Voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill. Directed by Andrew Stanton & Angus MacLane.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Family

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Finding Nemo (2003)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 100 min. 
Plot: A young clownfish is taken from his home on the coral reefs and his timid father must journey to Sydney to rescue him.
Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe. Directed by Andrew Stanton.
Categories:  Animation  Family

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Firewall (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A security specialist is forced into robbing the bank that he's protecting, as a bid to pay off his family's ransom.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robert Patrick. Directed by Richard Loncraine.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Family

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Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A classical pianist who has given up his life to work in the oil fields, is forced to confront his past when his father falls gravely ill.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Karen Block, Susan Anspach. Directed by Bob Rafelson.
Categories:  Family  Employment  Drama

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Florida Project, The (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: Film follows the summer of a precocious six-year-old while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
Cast: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe. Directed by Sean Baker.
Categories:  Drama  Children  Family

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Force Majeure (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: An idyllic family skiing vacation takes a stunning turn when an avalanche threatens the ski lodge. In Swedish with French and English.
Cast: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren. Directed by Ruben Ostlund.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Foreign

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Forsyte Saga, The (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 7 hours, 10 min. 
Plot: A successful London solicitor and wealthy scion of a respectable upper-middle-class Victorian family marries a beautiful woman but finds that he can never truly possess her.
Cast: Damian Lewis, Rupert Graves, Gina McKee, Corin Redgrave, Ioan Gruffudd. Directed by Christopher Menaul and Dave Moore.
Categories:  Family  Television  Drama

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Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 18 hours, 0 min. 
Plot: Two groups of teenagers, all outsiders and misfits, struggle with high school in 1980s Michigan.
Cast: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daly, James Franco, Samm Levine, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Martin Starr, Becky Ann Baker, Joe Flaherty, Busy Phillips. Directed by Jake Kasdan, Bryan Gordon, Lesli Linka Glatter.
Categories:  Family  Television  Education

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Frozen (2013)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A fearless girl must find her sister, whose icy powers have trapped their kingdom in eternal winter.
Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Williams, Stephen J. Anderson, Maia Wilson, Edie McClurg. Directed by Chris Buck, and Jennifer Lee.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Gender

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Frozen River (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: The lure of fast money leads two struggling women on an illegal venture.
Cast: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O'Keefe, James Reilly. Directed by Courtney Hunt.
Categories:  Drama  Immigration  Family

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Game, The (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 129 min. 
Plot: A millionaire control freak receives an enigmatic birthday gift of a life and death game.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn. Directed by David Fincher.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Mental Health  Family

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Garden State (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.
Cast: Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm, Method Man. Directed by Zach Braff.
Categories:  Family  Medical  Comedy

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Get Out (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A family weekend in their secluded estate in the woods gives way to a nightmare.
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford. Directed by Jordan Peele.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Mystery/Suspense

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Getting Out (1995)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Upon release from an eight year prison sentence, a woman is determined to regain her son from foster care but has difficulty acclimatizing herself to liberty.
Cast: Rebecca DeMornay, Robert Knepper, Mitchell-Leon, Richard Jenkins, Ellen Burstyn. Directed by John Korty.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Family

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Giant (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 201 min. 
Plot: Three generations of land-rich Texans clash in a drama of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly-rich oil tycoons.
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Sal Mineo, Dennis Hopper. Directed by George Stevens.
Categories:  Western  Business  Family

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Gleason (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: When a man is diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) he begins a video diary for his unborn son, as well as working to raise money for other patients.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Clay Tweed.
Categories:  Documentary  Health  Family

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Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A young man tries to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma by keeping her in the dark about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of East Germany as she knew it. In German with English subtitles.
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova, Maria Simon, Florian Lukas. Directed by Wolfgang Becker.
Categories:  Foreign  Government  Family

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Goon (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: An outcast bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory.
Cast: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill. Directed by Michael Dowse.
Categories:  Comedy  Sports  Family

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Gosford Park (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: The lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England in 1932.
Cast: Eileen Atkins, Alan Bates, Stephen Fry, Derek Jacobi, Kelly MacDonald, Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith. Directed by Robert Altman.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Estates  Family

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Governess, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she passes herself off as a gentile and finds employment in faraway Scotland.
Cast: Minnie Driver, Tom Wilkinson, Harriet Walter, Florence Hoath, Bruce Myers, Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Directed by Sandra Goldbacher.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Family

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Grace is Gone (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: Unable to tell his daughters the news that his wife was killed in Iraq, a father takes them on a road trip.
Cast: John Cusack, Alessandro Nivola. Directed by James C. Strouse.
Categories:  Family  Mental Health  Drama

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Great Santini, The (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A son struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father.
Cast: Blythe Danner, Robert Duvall, Michael O'Keefe, Stan Shaw, Lisa Jane Persky. Directed by Lewis John Carlino.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Military

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Guilty Generation, The (1931)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  82 min. B&W
Plot: A Romeo and Juliet love story between the son of a brutal Italian bootlegger and the daughter of his bitter ex-partner.
Cast: Leo Carrillo, Constance Cummings, Robert Young. Directed by Rowland V. Lee.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Family

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Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: As the eldest of three daughters, Hannah is the one that holds the family together, that is until her sisters begin relationships with her current and former husbands.
Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey, Dianne Wiest, Lloyd Nolan, Max Von Sydow, Carrie Fisher. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Family  Marital Relations

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Happy Feet (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing.
Cast: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman. Directed by George Miller.
Categories:  Animation  Family

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Harold and Maude (1971)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A depressed, death-obsessed 20-year-old man-child, spends his free time attending funerals and staging fake suicides in front of his mother.
Cast: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack, Charles Tyner. Directed by Hal Ashby.
Categories:  Elder  Family  Comedy

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Harvey (1950)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. B&W
Plot: Tale of a mild-mannered, pleasant man, who just happens (he says) to have an invisible friend resembling a 6-foot rabbit.
Cast: Jimmy Stewart, Josephine Hull, Charles Drake, Cecil Kellaway. Directed by Henry Koster.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Mental Health

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Head-On (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A couple marries for convenience, only to discover that their arrangement leads them to fall in love. In German and Turkish with English subtitles.
Cast: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Catrin Striebeck. Directed by Fatih Akin.
Categories:  Romance  Family  Drama

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Hell or High Water (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.
Cast: Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine. Directed by David MacKenzie.
Categories:  Drama  Family

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Hester Street (1975)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  89 min. B&W
Plot: While trying to earn the money to bring his family to the US, a recent Jewish immigrant becomes increasingly Americanized.
Cast: Anna Berger, Ed Crowley, Paul Freedman, Sol Frieder, Lauren Frost, Martin Garner, Carol Kane. Directed by Joan Micklin Silver.
Categories:  Immigration  Family  Drama

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Hope Springs (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: After 30 years of marriage a couple enters a week long intense marriage therapy program.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Jean Smart, Steve Carell. Directed by David Frankel.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Romance

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Host, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people.
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Hie-bong Byeon, Hae-il Park, Du-na Bae, Ah-sung Ko. Directed by Bong Joon-Ho.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Foreign  Family

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House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: An abandoned wife is wrongly evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home's new owners.
Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Frances Fisher, Kim Dickens. Directed by Vadim Perelman.
Categories:  Property  Contracts  Family

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How To Steal a Million (1966)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVVD  123 min. 
Plot: A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Charles Boyer. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Comedy  Art  Family

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Hugo (2011)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: An orphan living in the walls of a Paris train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Drama  Family  History

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Hunger Games, The: Catching Fire (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  146 min. 
Plot: Katniss and Peeta become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks. Directed by Francis Lawrence.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Family  Government

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata. Directed by Taika Waititi.
Categories:  Drama  Civil Rights  Family

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Hunt, The (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. In Danish and French with English subtitles.
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm, Susse Wold, Anne Louise Hassing, Lars Ranthe, Alexandra Rapaport. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg.
Categories:  Custody  Family  Foreign

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I Am Sam (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A mentally retarded man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.
Cast: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest, Laura Dern. Directed by Jessie Nelson.
Categories:  Family  Disability  Drama

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I Smile Back (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: An undependable spouse and mother makes one last desperate attempt at redemption just before the destruction of her family.
Cast: Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Thomas Sadoski, Mia Barron. Directed by Adam Salky.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Marital Relations

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Igby Goes Down (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A coming-of-age film about a rebel with a cause.
Cast: Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes, Jeff Goldblum, Jared Harris, Amanda Peet. Directed by Bur Steers.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Health

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Imposter, The (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: Centers on a young Frenchman who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.
Cast: Frédéric Bourdin, Adam O'Brian, Carey Gibson, Anna Ruben. Directed by Bart Layton.
Categories:  Documentary  Family  Biography

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In A Better World (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  119 min. 
Plot: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. In Danish with English subtitles.
Cast: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, William Jøhnk, Juel Nielsen, Markus Rygaard. Directed by Susanne Bier.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Family

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In a World (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: An unsuccessful vocal coach competes against her arrogant father in the movie trailer voice-over business.
Cast: Lake Bell, Demetri Martin, Fred Melamed, Rob Corddry. Directed by Lake Bell.
Categories:  Drama  Entertainment  Family

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In America (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: An impoverished Irish family searches for a better life amidst the dangers of New York City's Hell's Kitchen.
Cast: Samantha Morton, Paddy Constantine, Djimon Hounsou. Directed by Jim Sheridan.
Categories:  Immigration  Poverty  Family

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In the Bedroom (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A New England couple's college-aged son begins a relationship with an older woman.
Cast: Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei. Directed by Todd Field.
Categories:  Family  Drama  Conflict

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Incendies (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  130 min. 
Plot: Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Remy Girard. Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: From America to Venice to the deserts of the Middle East, it's up to Indy to save his father and the Grail.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Denholm Elliott, Alison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Julian Glover, River Phoenix, Sean Connery. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Action  Religion  Family

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Into the West (1992)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Mystical fable about two Irish brothers traveling across the country on a magical white horse.
Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ruaidhri Conroy, Ciaran Fitzgerald. Directed by Mike Newell.
Categories:  Animation  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

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Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A precocious girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation.
Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, Drew Barrymore. Directed by Charles Shyer.
Categories:  Family  Custody  Comedy

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Islands in the Stream (1977)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A sculptor's self-imposed exile to the Bahamas is ended by a visit from his sons and the outbreak of the second world war.
Cast: George C. Scott, David Hemmings, Gilbert Roland, Claire Bloom. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

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It's Complicated (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A couple reignites the spark in their relationship while attending their son's college graduation.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski. Directed by Nancy Meyers.
Categories:  Comedy  Marital Relations  Family

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Jellyfish (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  78 min. 
Plot: Three very different women living in Tel Aviv lives intersect and weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. In Hebrew, with English subtitles.
Cast: Sarah Adler, Nikol Leidman, Gera Sandler, Noa Knoller. Directed by Etgar Keret.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Family

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Jerk, The (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A complete imbecile struggles to make it through life on his own, until a strange invention makes him unbelievably wealthy.
Cast: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Jackie Mason. Directed by Carl Reiner.
Categories:  Comedy  Patent  Family

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Jesse James (1939)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.
Cast: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, Randolph Scott, Henry Hull. Directed by Henry King.
Categories:  Western  Family  Estates

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Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: An honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
Cast: Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton, Peter Boyle. Directed by Amy Heckerling.
Categories:  Family  Criminal Law  Comedy

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Joy (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: The story of the title character who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez. Directed by David O. Russel.
Categories:  Consumer  Family  Drama

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Judge, The (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  141 min. 
Plot: A big city lawyer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton. Directed by David Dobkin.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Discovery

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Jumanji (1995)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: When two kids play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.
Cast: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt. Directed by Joe Johnston.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

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Jungle Book, The (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A man-cub embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of a panther and a free spirited bear.
Cast: Neel Sethi, and voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Jon Favreau.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Drama

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Juno (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.
Cast: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, . Directed by Jason Reitman.
Categories:  Children  Family  Comedy

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Keeping Mum (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: An absent-minded vicar of a rural parish is so distracted by the pressures of his job that he fails to notice his family is unravelling around him.
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Tamsin Egerton, Toby Parkes, Liz Smith, Emilia Fox. Directed by Niall Johnson.
Categories:  Family  Marital Relations  Drama

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Kids Are All Right, The (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth about a couple in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship.
Cast: Annette Bening, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Gender

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Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: "The Bride" continues her bloody quest for vengeance against her ex-boss and his associates.
Cast: Uma Thurman, Gordon Liu, Michael Madson, Darryl Hannah, David Carradine. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Family  Action

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Killer of Sheep (1977)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 81 min. B&W
Plot: A slaughterhouse employee finds solace in simple beauties of life to prevent his work from leaving him numb.
Cast: Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore. Directed by Charles Burnett.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Poverty

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Kings & Queen (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: Two former lovers find their lives once again inexplicably linked. In French with English Subtitles.
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Catherine Deneuve, Maurice Garrel, Nathalie Boutefeu, Jean-Paul Roussillon. Directed by Arnaud Desplechin.
Categories:  Romance  Family  Foreign

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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A father must learn to be a single parent to his son while fighting his wife for custody of their child.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Howard Duff, JoBeth Williams. Directed by Robert Benton.
Categories:  Family  Drama

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Labyrinth (1986)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A selfish 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.
Cast: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly. Directed by Jim Henson.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Family

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Last Station, The (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A look at the final days of Russian author Leo Tolstoy.
Cast: James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti, Ann Marie Duff. Directed by Michael Hoffman.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Family

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Late Marriage (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A graduate student must choose between family and tradition, or the love of his life. In Georgian and Hebrew with English subtitles.
Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov, Lili Koshashvili. Directed by Dover Koshashvili.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Religion

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Laws of Attraction (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Amidst a sea of litigation, two top-notch divorce attorneys find each other.
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Parker Posey, Michael Sheen, Nora Dunn, Frances Fisher. Directed by Peter Howitt.
Categories:  Comedy  Family

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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: An alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death.
Cast: Nicolas Case, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands. Directed by Mike Figgis.
Categories:  Drama  Health  Family

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A dastardly, distant relative plots to steal the fortune left to three unlucky orphans.
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Timothy Spall, Catherine O'Hara, Billy Connelly, Cedric the Entertainer, Luis Guzman, Jennifer Coolidge, Meryl Streep. Directed by Brad Silberling.
Categories:  Family  Estates

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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 133 min. 
Plot: A professional assassin reluctantly takes in a 12-year-old girl after her family is killed and begins to teach her his trade.
Cast: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello. Directed by Luc Besson.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Family  Ethics

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Liar, Liar (1997)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***#1/2
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: When a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar's son blows out the candles on his fifth birthday cake, he has just one wish: that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours.
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz, Cary Elwes. Directed by Tom Shadyac.
Categories:  Comedy  Family

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Life, Above All (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Cast: Khomotso Manyaka, Lerato Mvelase, Harriet Manamela. Directed by Oliver Schmitz.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Family

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Like Water for Chocolate (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Life, as it used to be, in Mexico.
Cast: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torne, Mario Ivan Martinez. Directed by Alfonso Arau.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Marital Relations

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Limey, The (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.
Cast: Terrence Stamp, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzman, Barry Newman, Peter Fonda. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Family

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Lion (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta and survives many challenges before being adopted and then searching for his lost family 25 years later.
Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara. Directed by Garth Davis.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Family

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Lion in Winter, The (1968)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  135 min. 
Plot: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice so they plot with his wife to force him choose.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Merrow, John Castle, Timothy Dalton, Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Anthony Harvey.
Categories:  Government  Family  International

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Lion King, The (1994)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  89 min. 
Plot: Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King.
Cast: Voices of Rowan Atkinson, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by Rogers Allers & Rob Minkoff.
Categories:  Animation  Animal  Family

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Little Children (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: The lives of seemingly perfect families in suburbia begin to unravel.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Noah Emmerich, Phyllis Sommerville. Directed by Todd Field.
Categories:  Family  Children  Sentencing

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Little Foxes, The (1941)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. B&W
Plot: In the post-Civil War south, a wealthy family will do everything within their power to ensure that their money is kept in the family.
Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Drama  Family

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Little Men (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease.
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia, Alfred Molina. Directed by Ira Sachs.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Negotiation

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Little Mermaid, The (1989)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 83 min. 
Plot: A mermaid princess makes a bargain with an unscrupulous seahag in order to meet a human prince on land.
Cast: Voices: Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Paddi Edwards, Buddy Hackett. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker.
Categories:  Animation  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars:
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A family is so burdened with their own quirks, neuroses, and problems that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster.
Cast: Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Marc Turtletaub. Directed by Jonathan David, Valerie Faris.
Categories:  Comedy  Elder  Family

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Littlerock (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  83 min. 
Plot: Two Japanese tourists land in a small town in Southern California where everyone's talking but no one really understands.
Cast: Markiss McFadden, Atsuko Sakamoto, Cory Zacharia, Rintaro Sawamoto, Roberto Sanchez. Directed by Mike Ott.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Communications

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Lolita (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  153 min. B&W
Plot: A middle-aged professors marries a women after becoming infatuated with her teenage daughter.
Cast: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  Women  Drama  Family

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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  174 min. B&W
Plot: A film depicting a day in the life of Eugene O'Neill's family deteriorating under drug addiction, alcoholism, and imminent death.
Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards Jr., Sir Ralph Richardson, Dean Stockwell. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Domestic Relations  Biography  Family

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Look of Silence, The (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A family that survives the political anti-communist genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers. In Indonesian and Javanese with English subtitles.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer.
Categories:  Documentary  Family  War

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Losing Isaiah (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: Abandoned by his mother, an African-American baby is adopted by a white social worker and her husband.
Cast: Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn, Cuba Gooding Jr., Daisy Eagan, Marc John Jefferies, Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal.
Categories:  Family  Juvenile  Drama

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Lost Embrace (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A university drop out spends his time trying to move to Europe. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: David Hendler, Adriana Aizemberg, Jorge D'Elia, Sergio Boris. Directed by Daniel Burman.
Categories:  Foreign  Comedy  Family

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Mamma Mia (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father so she invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
Categories:  Family  Comedy  Musical

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Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.
Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williamsb, Kyle Chandler. Directed by Kenneth Lonergan.
Categories:  Drama  Family

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Martian Child (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A widowed science-fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old who says he's really from Mars.
Cast: John Cusak, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo, Oliver Platt. Directed by Menno Meyjes.
Categories:  Family  Drama  Children

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Marty (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. B&W
Plot: A 34-year-old bachelor who has been uncomfortable around women his entire life, finds himself smitten with a school teacher that his family can only find faults with.
Cast: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair. Directed by Delbert Mann.
Categories:  Romance  Drama  Family

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Mary Poppins (1964)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  139 min. 
Plot: A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family.
Cast:  Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Reta Shaw, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Treacher, Reginald Owen, Ed Wynn, Jane Darwell. Directed by Robert Stevenson.
Categories:  Family  Domestic Relations  Banking

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Matchstick Men (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman, Bruce Altman, Bruce McGill. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Criminal Law

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Meet the Parents (2000)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A male nurse is going to propose to his girlfriend during a visit with her parents, until her father takes an instant dislike to him.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner. Directed by Jay Roach.
Categories:  Comedy  Family

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Melancholia (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with the Earth.
Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, John Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland, Kirsten Dunst. Directed by Lars von Trier.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Family  Domestic Relations

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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business.
Cast: Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson. . Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  History

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Midnight Special (2016)
Rated:  PG13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.
Cast: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst. Directed by Jeff Nichols.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Family

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Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a prostitute.
Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Woody Allen, Claire Bloom, Helena Bonham Carter, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Rapaport. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Children

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Missing, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: A woman forms an uneasy alliance with her distant father to search for her kidnapped daughter.
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd, Aaron Eckhart. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  Family  Mystery/Suspense

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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: Two twelve-year-olds fall in love and run away together into the wilderness.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand. Directed by Wes Anderson.
Categories:  Comedy  Juvenile  Family

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Moonstruck (1987)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A book keeper from Brooklyn finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she agreed to marry.
Cast: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis. Directed by Norman Jewison.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Domestic Relations

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Mother of George (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child - a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads to a shocking decision that could either save or destroy the family.
Cast: Isaach De Bankole, Anthony Okungbowa, Danai Gurira, Yaya Alafia. Directed by Andrew Dosunmu.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Marital Relations

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn, Adam Brody, Kerry Washington. Directed by Doug Liman.
Categories:  Comedy  Action  Family

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Mr. Mom (1983)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A wife returns to the workforce and a clueless husband becomes a stay-at-home dad.
Cast: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Frederick Koehler. Directed by Stan Dragoti.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Family

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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend more time with his children.
Cast: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, Robert Prosky. Directed by Chris Columbus.
Categories:  Family  Comedy

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Music Box (1990)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A woman agrees to defend her father against accusations of heinous war crimes committed during WWII.
Cast: Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederic Forrest. Directed by Costa-Gavras.
Categories:  Advocacy  Family  War

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Mustang (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged. In Turkish with English subtitles.
Cast: Günes Nezihe Șensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğușlu, Elit Ișcan, Tuğba Sunguroğlu. Directed by Deniz Gamze Erguven.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Foreign

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My Darling Clementine (1946)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: Legendary frontier marshall Wyatt Earp sets out to avenge his brother's murder by cattle rustlers.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt, Cathy Downs. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Western  Law Enforcement  Family

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My Favorite Wife (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  88 min. B&W
Plot: Ellen Arden returns seven years after being given up for dead in a shipwreck, to find her husband Nick on his honeymoon.
Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick. Directed by Garson Kanin.
Categories:  Family  Comedy

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My Flesh and Blood (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  83 min. 
Plot: The inspiring story of a single mother caring for eleven adopted special-needs children.
Cast: Susan Tom. Directed by Jonathan Karsh.
Categories:  Documentary  Family  Health

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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  86 min. 
Plot: When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.
Cast: Voices of Tim Daly, Dakota Fanning, Frank Welker, Elle Fanning, Lea Salonga, Pat Carroll. Directed by Hauao Miuazaki.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Animal

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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 104 min. 
Plot: Two male hustlers set off on a quest to find the mother that abandoned one of them.
Cast: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert. Directed by Gus Van Sant.
Categories:  Drama  Family

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Nebraska (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  115 min. B&W
Plot: An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
Cast: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Stacy Keach, Bob Odenkirk . Directed by Alexander Payne.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Health

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Nicholas Nickelby (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. B&W
Plot: After his father dies, a young man must save his mother and sister from the grasp of his cold-hearted uncle.
Cast: Derek Bond, Mary Merrall, Sally Ann Howes, Cedric Hardwicke, Stanley Holloway. Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti.
Categories:  Family  Wills  Drama

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Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A compassionate young man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his coldhearted uncle.
Cast: Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Alan Cuming, Edward Fox, Anne Hathaway. Directed by Douglas McGrath.
Categories:  Family  Estates  Drama

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Nightmare Before Christmas, The (1993)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  76 min. 
Plot: Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.
Cast: Voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey. Directed by Henry Selick.
Categories:  Animation  SciFi/Fantasy  Family

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Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Two people turn to each other for comfort, and in one magical weekend, set in motion a life-changing romance.
Cast: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Scott Glenn, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis, Mae Whitman. Directed by George C. Wolfe.
Categories:  Romance  Family  Marital Relations

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Nil by Mouth (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A south London family struggles to overcome drug addiction, poverty, and abuse.
Cast: Kathy Burke, Charlie Creed-Miles, Edna Dore, Laila Morse, Ray Winstone. Directed by Gary Oldman.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Domestic Relations

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Nobody's Fool/Fat Man & Little Boy (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  236 min. 
Plot: A hardworking construction worker's life changes when the son he walked out on re-enters his life./The story of the Manhattan Project, the WWII project in New Mexico that built and designed the first atomic bomb.
Cast: Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Melanie Griffith, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack. Directed by Robert Benton/Roland Joffe.
Categories:  Drama  Family  History

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Not Fade Away (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: Set in suburban New Jersey the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.
Cast: James Gandolfini, Brad Garrett, John Magaro, Jack Huston. Directed by David Chase.
Categories:  Drama  Entertainment  Family

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Nowhere Boy (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, which focuses mainly in his adolescence.
Cast: Aaron Johnson, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall, Kristin Scott Thomas. Directed by Sam Taylor-Wood.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Family

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Old Joy (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  76 min. 
Plot: Two old friends reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Cast: Will Oldham, Daniel London. Directed by Kelly Reichardt.
Categories:  Drama  Family

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Omen, The (1976)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: An American diplomat suspects there may be something devious about his young son.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw. Directed by Richard Donner.
Categories:  Family  Horror  Children

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On Golden Pond (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray  109 min. 
Plot: At a summer lake house, a cantankerous retired professor and his wife develop an unlikely bond with their daughter's soon-to-be stepson.
Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon, Dabney Coleman, William Lanteau, Christopher Rydell. Directed by Mark Rydell.
Categories:  Family  Children  Drama

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One False Move (1992)
Rated:    Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A small-town sheriff gets his big break when murdering drug dealers flee to his town.
Cast: Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, Billy Bob Thornton, Michael Beach, Earl Billings, Jim Metzler. Directed by Carl Franklin.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Family

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Ordinary People (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among them.
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch. Directed by Robert Redford.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Mental Health

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Our Children (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A couple gives over the control of their family by living with the husband's rich adoptive father and underneath it all the wife is suffocating. In French and Arabic with English subtitles.
Cast: Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Emilie Dequenne, Stephane Bissot. Directed by Joachim Lafosse.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Family

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Outsiders, The (1983)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Two gangs of teens, the Greasers and the Socs, fight each other and defend their "turf" in 1966 Oklahoma.
Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Categories:  Juvenile  Drama  Family

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Over the Hedge (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  83 min. 
Plot: A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Gary Shandling, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, William Shatner, Nick Nolte, Avril Lavigne. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Environmental

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Paddington (2014)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.
Cast: Voices of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters. Directed by Paul King.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Family

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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 119 min. 
Plot: In Spain in 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Cast: Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.
Categories:  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

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Pariah (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Cast: Kim Wayans, Adepero Oduye, Aasha Davis, Charles Parnell. Directed by Dee Rees.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Sexuality

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Paris, Texas (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: After four years' absence, a social dropout reappears in L.A. to claim his abandoned son and then heads to Texas to reunite the boy with his mother.
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clement, Hunter Carson. Directed by Wim Wenders.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Gender

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Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.
Cast: Jane Fonda, Kyle MacLachlan, Catherine Keener, Rosanna Arquette. Directed by Nruce Neresford.
Categories:  Comedy  Domestic Relations  Family

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Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Pee-Wee Herman embarks on the big adventure of his life across the U.S. mainland, when his beloved bike is stolen in broad daylight.
Cast: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Judd Omen. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Property

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Perfect Witness (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A restaurant owner witnesses a mob killing and thereafter is harassed by the U.S. attorney and the mob.
Cast: Brian Dennehy, Stockard Channing, Aidan Quonn, Laura Harrington. Directed by Robert Mandel.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Family

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Pete's Dragon (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  103 min. 
Plot: The adventures of an orphaned boy and his best friend, who just so happens to be a dragon.
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley. Directed by David Lowery.
Categories:  Action  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

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Pinocchio (1940)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 88 min. 
Plot: A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.
Cast: Voices: Mel Blanc, Walter Catlett, Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones.. Directed by Norman Ferguson.
Categories:  Animation  Ethics  Family

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Place Beyond the Pines, The (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta. Directed by Derek Cianfrance.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Criminal Law

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Postcards from the Edge (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid. Directed by Mike Nichols.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Family

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Pretty In Pink (1986)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A poor girl must choose between her childhood sweetheart and a rich playboy.
Cast: Molly Ringwold, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts. Directed by Howard Deutch.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Juvenile

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Pride and Glory (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A multi-generational family of NYPD officers moral codes is tested when one of them reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law.
Cast: Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich, Jennifer Ehle. Directed by Gavin O'Connor.
Categories:  Ethics  Family  Law Enforcement

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Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 300 min. 
Plot: A strong-willed yet sensible young woman is exposed to the realities of the 19th-century English class system when she and her sisters attempt to marry proper gentlemen.
Cast: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, David Bamber, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Anna Chancellor, Susannah Harker. Directed by Simon Langton.
Categories:  Family  Television

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Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: The Bennet sisters have been raised with one purpose in life: finding a husband.
Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyn, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Judi Dench. Directed by Joe Wright.
Categories:  Family  Estates  Drama

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Princess and the Frog, The (2009)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Jazz Age era New Orleans fairy tale.
Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman. Directed by Ron Clements.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Romance

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Prisoners (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  153 min. 
Plot: A man takes matters into his own hands when his daughter and her friend go missing.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello. Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Procedure  Family

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Private Property (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: In an attempt to move on with her life, a woman leaves the home she was granted in her divorce in the hands of her adult twin sons. This ignites deep seeded resentment and rivalry between the two. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jeremie Renier, Yannick Renier. Directed by Joachim Lafosse.
Categories:  Family  Property  Foreign

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Proposition, The (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him 9 days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.
Cast: Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, John Hurt, David Wenham. Directed by John Hillcoat.
Categories:  Western  Law Enforcement  Family

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Pursuit of Happyness, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.
Cast: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith. Directed by Gabriele Muccino.
Categories:  Family  Biography  Poverty

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Queen (1993)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 283 min. 
Plot: Queen is the daughter of a slave and a plantation owner, during the turbulent decades of the antebellum South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
Cast: Ann-Margaret, Patricia Clarkson, Tim Daly, Danny Glover, Raven-Simone, Martin Sheen, Halle Berry, Ossie Davis. Directed by John Erman.
Categories:  Racism  Discrimination  Family

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Quest (2017)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: Non-romantic true love story between a child in crises and a humble teacher who believes there is no such thing as a bad kid, only a bad situation.
Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Lou Diamond Phillips, Betsy Brandt. Directed by Santiago Rizzo.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Education

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Rabbit Hole (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: The journey of a couple finding their way back to love after an enormous loss.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Tammy Blanchard, Miles Teller. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Marital Relations

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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: At a time when it was Australian government policy to train aboriginal children as domestic workers, a young girl decides to lead her little sister and cousin in a daring escape from their internment camp.
Cast: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Ningall Lawford, David Gulpill, Kenneth Branaugh. Directed by Phillip Noyce.
Categories:  Family  Human Rights  Juvenile

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Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin, Tunde Adebimpe. Directed by Jonathan Demme.
Categories:  Family  Drama

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Rain Man (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  134 min. 
Plot: After leaning that he has an autistic brother who inherits the majority of his father's estate, a self-centered young man kidnaps his brother and takes him on a cross country trip.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino. Directed by Barry Levinson.
Categories:  Family  Disability  Estates

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Raining Stones (1993)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD   min. 
Plot: A man on government assistance will do anything to take care of his family, even if it is beyond the law.
Cast: Bruce Jones, Julie Brown. Directed by Ken Loach.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Welfare

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Raisin in the Sun, A (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. B&W
Plot: When a patriarch from Chicago's south side passes away, each family member is handed a slice of the insurance payoff. All of them have a dream, each dream costs money, and they all come with a catch that threatens to tear the family apart.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee. Directed by Daniel Petrie.
Categories:  Estates  Family  Drama

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Rampart (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: The last of the renegade cops works to take care of his family while struggling for his own survival.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Ned Beatty, Ben Foster, Anne Heche, Ice Cube, Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver. Directed by Oren Moverman.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Family

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Ref, The (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A cat buglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage.
Cast: Denis Leary, Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis. Directed by Ted Demme.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law  Family

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Reservation Road (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: Two families lives are forever changed after a chance encounter on Reservation Road.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Mira Sorvino. Directed by Terry George.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Criminal Law

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Revolutionary Road (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour, Kathy Bates. Directed by Sam Mendes.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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Road to Perdition (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Tyler Hoechlin, Jude Law. Directed by Sam Mendes.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Family  Drama

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Road, The (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A post-apocalyptic tale of survival.
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron. Directed by John Hillcoat.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Ethics  Family

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Room (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that has been his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery.
Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Megan Park . Directed by Lenny Abrahamson.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Human Rights

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Room Service/At the Circus (1938)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  165 min. B&W
Plot: The Brothers try and put on a play before their landlord finds out that they have run out of money/A wealthy young man forsakes the fortune of his rich aunt to run the circus in which he and his sweetheart perform.
Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Frank Albertson, Henry Baker, Florence Rice. Directed by William A. Seiter and Edward Buzzell.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Musical

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Roots (1977)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 645 min. 
Plot: Author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendents' liberation.
Cast: Maya Angelou, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Moses Gunn, Thalmus Rasulala, Hari Rhodes, William Watson, Ren Woods . Directed by Marvin Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, and Gilb.
Categories:  Biography  History  Family

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Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: A young couple move into a new apartment where they are surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.
Cast: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy. Directed by Roman Polanski.
Categories:  Horror  Family  Contracts

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Royal Tenenbaums, The (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 109 min. 
Plot: When the patriarch of an estranged family of former child prodigies announces he has terminal illness, a dysfunctional reunion ensues.
Cast: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Danny Glover, Bill Murray. Directed by Wes Anderson.
Categories:  Comedy  Family

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Rudderless (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A grieving father stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics, inspiring him to form a band.
Cast: Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Jamie Chung. Directed by William H. Macy.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Family

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Ruling Class, The (1972)
Rated:     Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  154 min. 
Plot: A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his mentally ill son.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews. Directed by Peter Medak.
Categories:  Estates  Mental Health  Family

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Rumor Has It (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A woman learns that her family was the inspiration for "The Graduate" and that she just might be the offspring of the well-documented event.
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Ruffalo. Directed by Rob Reiner.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Romance

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Running On Empty (1988)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: The son of antiwar activists on the run from the law wants to stop running from a past he had nothing to do with.
Cast: Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, Martha Plimpton, River Phoenix. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Ethics

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Running With Scissors (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: The son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother is handed off to his mother's therapist and spends his adolescent years as a member of the doctor's bizarre extended family.
Cast: Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow. Directed by Ryan Murphy.
Categories:  Drama  Family

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Sarah's Key (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942.
Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Niels Arestrup, Melusine Mayance. Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney tries for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P.L. Travers' beloved book, Mary Poppins.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak, Jason Schwartzman. Directed by John Lee Hancock.
Categories:  Banking  Family  Entertainment

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Secret Life of Bees, The (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A young girl, haunted by the memory of her mother and her angry father, runs away with her caregiver to discover the secret of her mother's past.
Cast: Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Paul Bettany. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Categories:  Family  Drama

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Secret, A (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: In post WWII Paris, a 15-year-old boy unearths a shocking family secret. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Cécile De France, Patrick Bruel, Ludivine Sagnier, Julie Depardieu. Directed by Claude Miller.
Categories:  Family  Drama  War

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Secrets & Lies (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: A young black woman searches for her birth parents and finds that her mother is white.
Cast: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook. Directed by Mike Leigh.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Women

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Separation, A (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A wife sues her husband for divorce when he refuses to leave Iran and his Alzheimer's-stricken father for the sake of their child.
Cast: Peyman Moad, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini, Sarina Farhadi, Merila Zare'i, Ali-Asghar Shahbazi, Babak Karimi, Kimia Hosseini, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh. Directed by Asghar Farhadi.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Mediation

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Seven Year Itch, The (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor.
Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Sonny Tufts, Evelyn Keyes. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Domestic Relations

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Shaggy D.A., The (1976)
Rated:  G  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: A successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog.
Cast: Dean Jones, Tim Conway, Suzanne Pleshette, Keenan Wynn. Directed by Robert Stevenson.
Categories:  Comedy  Politics  Family

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Shattered (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A perfect family's dynamic is ruined by a kidnapper's brutally efficient plot.
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Maria Bello, Gerard Butler, Claudette Mink. Directed by Mike Barker.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Family

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Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: Shaun tries to turn his life around, unfortunately, during a zombie apocalypse.
Cast: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost, Lucy Davis. Directed by Edgar Wright.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Employment

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Shine (1996)
Rated:  PG13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: The troubling life story of famous pianist David Helfgott.
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd, Chris Haywood, Alex Rafalowicz. Directed by Scott Hicks.
Categories:  Biography  Family  Mental Health

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Shining, The (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  Horror  Family

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Shoot the Moon (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A fifteen year marraige dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. While they attempt to go their separate ways, jealousy and bitterness reconnect them.
Cast: Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen, Peter Weller. Directed by Alan Parker.
Categories:  Family  Drama

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A man who has lost everything creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends.
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver. Directed by David O. Russell.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health  Family

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Sin Nombre (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A teenage Honduran girl forms an unlikely friendship with a Mexican gang member. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Paulina Gaitan, Edgar Flores, Kristyan Ferrer, Tenoch Huerta Mejía. Directed by Cary Fukunaga.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Organized Crime

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Single Man, A (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: An English professor finds it difficult to cope after losing his partner.
Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode. Directed by Tom Ford.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Mental Health

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Sister Wives (2011)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  189 min. 
Plot: Sister Wives reveals a side of polygamy that has never been seen before.
Cast: Kody Brown, Meri Brown, Jannelle Brown, Christine Brown, Robyn Brown. Directed by .
Categories:  Marital Relations  Family  Ethics

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Sister Wives 2 (2011)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: **
Format:  DVD  195 min. 
Plot: Sister Wives reveals a side of polygamy that has never been seen before.
Cast: Kody Brown, Meri Brown, Jannelle Brown, Christine Brown, Robyn Brown. Directed by .
Categories:  Family  Marital Relations  Ethics

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Six Feet Under: The Complete Fifth Season (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 12 hours, 15 min. 
Plot: An ongoing saga of the complicated lives and relationships of the Fisher family, owners and operators of an independent funeral home.
Cast: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy. Directed by Alan Ball.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Family

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Six Feet Under: The Complete First Season (2001)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 12 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: An ongoing saga of the complicated lives and relationships of the Fisher family, owners and operators of an independent funeral home
Cast: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy. Directed by Alan Ball.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Family

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Six Feet Under: the Complete Fourth Season (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: An ongoing saga of the complicated lives and relationships of the Fisher family, owners and operators of an independent funeral home.
Cast: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy. Directed by Alan Ball.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Family

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Six Feet Under: The Complete Second Season (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 12 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: An ongoing saga of the complicated lives and relationships of the Fisher family, owners and operators of an independent funeral home
Cast: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy. Directed by Alan Ball.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Family

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Six Feet Under: The Complete Third Season (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 12 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: An ongoing saga of the complicated lives and relationships of the Fisher family, owners and operators of an independent funeral home
Cast: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy. Directed by Alan Ball.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Family

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Sixteen Candles (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A hilarious journey into young womanhood.
Cast: Molly Ringwold, Justin Henry, John Cusak, Blanche Baker. Directed by John Hughes.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Juvenile

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Skeleton Twins, The (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.
Cast: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook. Directed by Craig Johnson.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Comedy

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Smart People (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A recently widowed literature professor is beset by the prospect of new love, and a visit from his n'er-do-well adopted brother.
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page, Ashton Holmes. Directed by Noam Murro.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Family

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Snapper, The (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: One little secret causes a big commotion in a boisterous Irish family.
Cast: Colm Meaney, Tina Kellegher, Ruth McCabe. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Comedy  Family

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Snow White (1937)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 84 min. 
Plot: Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but Prince Charming awakens her with a kiss.
Cast: Voices of Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Moroni Olsen. Directed by William Cottrell.
Categories:  Animation  Women  Family

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Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A family of fiercely-independent Oregon loggers struggle to keep the family business alive amidst changing times.
Cast: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin. Directed by Paul Newman.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Employment

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Somewhere Between (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Four Chinese-American teens reveal a heartbreaking sense of self-awareness as they attempt to answer the uniquely human question, 'Who am I?'
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Linda Goldstein Knowlton.
Categories:  Documentary  Family

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Somewhere in Time (1980)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A playwright falls in love with an actress from before his time.
Cast: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
Rated:    Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Centered around the modern day life of a native man and his life on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Cast: Irene Bedard, Dakota Brown, Cat Clifford. Directed by Chloe Zhao.
Categories:  Drama  Family

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Sound and Fury (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  79 min. 
Plot: A heart-rending tale of an extended family with deaf and hearing members across three generations.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Josh Aronson.
Categories:  Documentary  Disability  Family

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Sounder (1972)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A loving and strong family of sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933 face a serious family crisis when the father is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp.
Cast: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks. Directed by Martin Ritt.
Categories:  Family  Juvenile

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Southern Comfort (2001)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: The story of a wise cracking cowboy in small-town Georgia who transitioned into living as a man after the birth of two sons.
Cast: Robert Eads, Lola Cola, Maxwell Scott Anderson, Cas Piotrowski, Corissa Anderson, Stephanie Piotrowski. Directed by Kate Davis.
Categories:  Gender  Family  Biography

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Spellbound (2002)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Follows the lives of eight young Americans who share one goal: winning the National Spelling Bee.
Cast: Harry Altman, Angela Arenivar, Ted Brigham, April DeGideo, Neil Kadakia, Nupur Lala, Emily Stagg, Ashley White. Directed by Jeffrey Blitz.
Categories:  Documentary  Family  Juvenile

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Spinning Plates (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: The story of three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are.
Cast: Grant Achatz, Thomas Keller. Directed by Joseph Levy.
Categories:  Documentary  Business  Family

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Squid and the Whale, The (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  81 min. 
Plot: The true childhood experiences of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin, Halley Feiffer, Anna Paquin. Directed by Noah Baumbach.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Family

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  152 min. 
Plot: The Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.
Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill. Directed by Rian Johnson.
Categories:  Action  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

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Still Alice (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth. Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland.
Categories:  Drama  Health  Family

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Stoker (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A young girl comes to suspect her mysterious, charming Uncle has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver. Directed by Chan-wook Park.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Women  Family

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Stories We Tell (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.
Cast: John Buchan, Tom Butler, Pixie Bigelow, Deirdre Bowen. Directed by Sarah Polley.
Categories:  Documentary  Family  Communications

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Stray Dogs (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: An alcoholic man and his two young children barely survive in Taipei. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Cast: Shiang-Chyi Chen, Kang-Sheng Lee. Directed by Ming-liang Tsai.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Economics

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Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (s disc set) 122 min. B&W
Plot: A young married couple from very different backgrounds is settling down to have their first child when the bride's older sister arrives on their doorstep and turns everything on its end.
Cast: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando. Directed by Elia Kazan.
Categories:  Drama  Family

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Stuck (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Uncovers the personal, real-life stories of familiess navigating a roller-coaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system.
Cast: Mariska Hargitay as narrator. Directed by Thaddaeus Scheel.
Categories:  Documentary  Family  International

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Sunshine (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  181 min. 
Plot: A story of a Hungarian Jewish family caught up in the upheavals of a war-swept 20th century.
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, John Neville, William Hurt. Directed by Istvan Szabo.
Categories:  Drama  History  Family

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Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: In order to raise the tuition to send her son to private school, a mom starts a crime scene clean-up service with her unreliable sister.
Cast: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Jason Spevack, Alan Arkin. Directed by Christine Jeffs.
Categories:  Business  Family  Comedy

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Superman IV (1987)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Superman is challenged by a new being, Nuclear Man.
Cast: Christopher Reeves, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Jon Cryer. Directed by Sidney Furie.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Nuclear Power  Family

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Superman: The Movie (1978)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 158 min. 
Plot: An alien orphan becomes the greatest super hero.
Cast: Christopher Reeves, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty. Directed by Richard Donner.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Family  Media

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Surfwise (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: Explores the life of surfer Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz.
Cast: Features Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz. Directed by Doug Pray.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  Family

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: An exiled man sets off to rid London of the corrupt aristocracy after returning home to find his wife dead and his daughter a ward of the Judge who sent him away.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Family  Musical

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Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Cast: Martin Compston, Annmarie Fulton, William Ruane, Michelle Abercromby. Directed by Ken Loach.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Organized Crime

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Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars:
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: An unethical Broadway columnist coerces an unscrupulous press agent into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Media

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Syrian Bride, The (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A Druze woman living in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights is faced with the likelihood of never being allowed to return to her home when she plans to get married to a Syrian man. In Arabic, Hebrew, English, Russian, and French, with English subtitles.
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Makram Khoury, Clara Khoury, Ashraf Barhom, Eyad Sheety, Evelyn Kaplun, Julie-Anne Roth, Adnan Tarabshi, Marlene Bajali, Uri Gavriel, Alon Dahan, Robert Henig, Dirar Suleiman, Ranin Boulos, Hanna Abou-Manneh. Directed by Eran Riklis.
Categories:  Foreign  International  Family

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Take Shelter (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a family man questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Katy Mixon, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Tova Stewart. Directed by Jeff Nichols.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health  Family

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Tangled (2010)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  110 min. 
Plot: The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
Cast: Voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Brad Garrett. Directed by Nathan Greno.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Comedy

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Tevya (1939)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: A Dairyman's daughters marriage tests his loyalty to his faith and tradition. In Yiddish with English subtitles.
Cast: Maurice Schwartz, Miriam Riselle, Rebecca Weintraub, Leon Liebgod, Paul Lubelski. Directed by Maurice Schwartz.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Religion

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There Will Be Blood (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 158 min. 
Plot: Family, greed, religion, and oil are the center of a turn-of-the-century prospector's life in the early days of his business.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Martin Stringer, Kevin J. O'Connor, Jacob Stringer. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Categories:  Business  Drama  Family

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Thief of Bagdad (1924)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  155 min. B&W
Plot: A thief vies with a Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.
Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnston. Directed by Raoul Walsh.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Ethics

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Thirteen (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Anxiously trying to fit into the peer-pressure cooker environment of junior high, a thirteen-year-old goes to shocking lengths in order to befriend the most popular girl in school.
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Anne Hudgens. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
Categories:  Family  Juvenile  Education

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.
Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell. Directed by Martin McDonagh.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Criminal Procedure

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Three Sovereigns for Sarah (1985)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  180 min. 
Plot: Three sisters who were accused of witchcraft in the "witch hysteria" of 1692, two of whom were executed. Several year later the youngest tries to clear her sister's names.
Cast: Kim Hunter, Vanessa Redgrave, Phyllis Thaxter. Directed by Philip Leacock.
Categories:  History  Family

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Titan A.E. (2000)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A young man must outsmart an enemy alien species in order to secure the survival of humanity.
Cast: Voices: Matt Damon, Bill Pullman, John Leguizamo, Nathan Lane, Janeane Garofalo, Drew Barrymore. Directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman.
Categories:  Animation  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

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Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Three homeless friends discover a newborn in a trash heap and set off to discover the child's history. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Cast: Toru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto. Directed by Satoshi Kon.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Foreign

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Tokyo Story (1972)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 136 min. B&W
Plot: When an aging couple visits with their adult children they find they are an intrusion on the younger generation's life style. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Cast: Setsuko Hara, Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Haruko Sugimura, So Yamamura, Kuniko Miyake. Directed by Yasujirō Ozu.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Family

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Toni Erdmann (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  162 min. 
Plot: A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.
Cast: Sandra Huller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn. Directed by Maren Ade.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Family

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Toy Story (1995)
Rated:  G  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 81 min. 
Plot: A cowboy toy is profoundly threatened and jealous when a fancy spaceman toy supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.
Cast: Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Don Rickles, Jim Varney. Directed by John Lasseter.
Categories:  Animation  Family

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Toy Story 3 (2010)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic just before Andy leaves for college.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Ned Beatty, . Directed by Lee Unkrich.
Categories:  Animation  Drama  Family

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Transamerica (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A conservative transsexual takes an unexpected journey across the country when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.
Cast: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Burt Young. Directed by Duncan Tucker.
Categories:  Sexuality  Comedy  Family

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Tree of Life, The (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  139 min. 
Plot: The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain. Directed by Terrence Malick.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Children

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Trouble With Angels, The (1966)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: Two high-spirited young students at St. Francis Academy For Girls keep things hopping for the challenged Mother Superior and her staff of bewildered Sisters.
Cast: Rosiland Russell, Hayley Mills, Binnie Barns. Directed by Ida Lupino.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Education

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Two Lovers (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A romantic drama about a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, Isabella Rossellini, Elias Koteas. Directed by Donna Gigliotti.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Domestic Relations

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Ultimate Gift, The (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: To receive his inheritance from his wealthy grandfather, a young man must accomplish twelve tasks that reveal the true meaning of wealth.
Cast: Drew Fuller, Bill Cobbs, Abigail Breslin, Ali Hillis. Directed by Michael O. Sajbel.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Trusts

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Wailing, The (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  156 min. 
Plot: Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
Cast: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Woo-hee Chun. Directed by Hong-jin Na.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Action

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Waitress (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: An unhappily married waitress finds out she is pregnant and becomes determined to win the cash prize from a pie contest so she can leave her husband.
Cast: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Shelly, Eddia Jemison. Directed by Adrienne Shelly.
Categories:  Family  Marital Relations  Comedy

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: An ex convict master manipulator stops at nothing to reclaim his rightful place at the top of Wall Street.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin, Shia Labeouf. Directed by Oliver Stone.
Categories:  Drama  Securities  Family

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War of the Worlds (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Family  Action

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War, A (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: During a routine mission, in order to save his men, a company commander in an Afghan province makes a decision that has grave consequences for him - and his family back home.
Cast: Pilou Asbaek, Tuva Novotny, Dar Salim, Søren Malling. Directed by Tobias Lindholm.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

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Warrior (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: Two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart.
Cast: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison. Directed by Gavin O'Connor.
Categories:  Action  Sports  Family

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Washington Square (1997)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: An heiress must choose between love or money.
Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Ben Chaplin, Maggie Smith, Judith Ivey. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Estates

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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.
Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller. Directed by Lynne Ramsay.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Mystery/Suspense

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Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: A misfit seventh-grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, her siblings, and her own insecurities.
Cast: Heather Matarazzo, Brendan Sexton Jr., Eric Mabius, Matthew Faber. Directed by Todd Solondz.
Categories:  Drama  Education  Family

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What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and friendship.
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke, Amanda Peet. Directed by Brian Goodman.
Categories:  Family  Drama  Organized Crime

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 133 min. B&W
Plot: In a decaying Hollywood mansion a former child star, and her sister, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident, live in virtual isolation.
Cast: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono. Directed by Robert Aldrich.
Categories:  Horror  Disability  Family

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When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: Two friends in New York debate the differences between men and women while searching for their perfect mate.
Cast: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Bruno Kirby, Carrie Fisher. Directed by Rob Reiner.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Family

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While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A crush on a commuter leads to an extraordinary sequence of events.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle. Directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Categories:  Comedy  Health  Family

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Whole Truth, The (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A defense attorney works to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Renee Zellwenger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Directed by Courtney Hunt.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Criminal Law

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.
Cast: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostram. Directed by Mel Stuart .
Categories:  Family  SciFi/Fantasy  Musical

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Wind that Shakes the Barley, The (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A sympathetic look at Republicans in early 20th century Ireland, and two brothers who are torn apart by anti-British rebellion.
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald. Directed by Ken Loach.
Categories:  Conflict  Family  International

Law movies
Winter's Bone (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt. Directed by Debra Granik.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Criminal Law

Law movies
Witch, The: A New England Folktale (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw. Directed by Robert Eggers.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Wonder (2017)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  113 min. 
Plot: The incredibly inspiring story of a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Cast: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay. Directed by Stephen Chbosky.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Children

Law movies
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: When forces within and without tear a young couple apart, one them wreaks vengeance on those he holds responsible.
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Peter Kosminsky.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Family

Law movies
You Can Count on Me (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.
Cast: Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Jon Tenney. Directed by Kenneth Lonergan.
Categories:  Drama  Family

Law movies
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: Two couples discover the grass may not always be greener on the other side.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto, Gemma Jones, Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts, Antonio Banderas. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Family

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.