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Last updated October 04, 2023

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Terms of Endearment

1983 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

James L. Brooks directs this Academy Award-winning drama that follows widowed Aurora (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter, Emma (Debra Winger), through the years as they support each other through relationships with various men -- and deal with heartbreaking tragedy. This warm, offbeat adaptation of Larry McMurtry's novel won five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actress (MacLaine), Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson).
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The Apartment

1960 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

With furthering his career in mind, an insurance clerk lends his apartment to his adulterous higher-ups for their amorous affairs. But his fast track to an executive suite gets derailed when he becomes involved with his boss's latest conquest.
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Two Mules for Sister Sara

1970 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

In this antic Western, Hogan (Clint Eastwood) is a mercenary who hires his gun out to the highest bidder. But he meets his match in Sister Sara (Shirley MacLaine), who's committed to helping a group of Mexican revolutionaries battle the French. The unlikely duo team up to join the fight -- and maybe earn a few centavos in the process.
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The Evening Star

1996 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Thirteen years after losing her only child to cancer, Aurora Greenway struggles to keep her late daughter's splintering family together. With one grandson in jail and the other nearly penniless, Aurora sets her sights on her rebellious granddaughter.
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The Turning Point

1977 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Shirley MacLaine stars as DeeDee, a former classical ballerina who cut short her rise to fame when she decided to settle down and raise children. When her daughter shows promise as a ballerina, DeeDee is forced to confront her past choices.
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2011 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

In this black comedy inspired by a true story, affable Texas mortician Bernie befriends the small town's wealthiest widow and then kills her. But despite the suspicious nature of her death, no one wants to think anything but the best of Bernie.
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Madame Sousatzka

1988 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

While living in London, a Bengali immigrant (Shabana Azmi) strives to support the talents of her piano-playing child prodigy (Navin Chowdhry). Her search for a teacher to hone her son's gift leads to the Russian-born Madame Sousatzka (Shirley MacLaine, in a Golden Globe-winning performance), a woman who demands total commitment. When Sousatzka insists that her new pupil live his life in a "proper" manner, major conflicts arise between the two.
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2003 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

In this romantic comedy featuring Shirley MacLaine as a wacky grandma, Southern girl Carolina (Julia Stiles) envisions an entirely different existence for herself, far from the maddening mix that is her family. So, she leaves home for California, where she hopes she'll find some tranquility. But her efforts are soon wasted when she finds herself torn between two men. Who will win her heart?
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Get Bruce!

1999 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

Comedy writer Bruce Vilanch -- an outsize talent if ever there was one -- is the subject of a scintillating documentary that asks the question: Are comics naturally funny? In Bruce's case, it's a resounding "Yes." Vilanch has written socko material for "Hollywood Squares" and the Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy awards shows, as well as one-liners for Bette Midler and Whoopi Goldberg, among others. When in trouble, celebrities just say, "Get Bruce!"
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Salem Witch Trials

2002 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

A star-studded cast including Kirstie Alley, Rebecca De Mornay, Peter Ustinov, Shirley MacLaine and Alan Bates headlines this engrossing dramatization of what led to the infamous 1692 witch trials in Salem, Mass. The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected -- but unproved -- presence of the occult in the small New England town.
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Woman Times Seven

1967 | NR | 2.9 out of 5 Stars

Shirley MacLaine earned a Golden Globe nod for her performance in this set of seven comedic tales about adultery, playing an errant widow at her spouse's funeral and a woman who turns to prostitution to take revenge on a straying mate, among others.
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