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Last updated September 29, 2022

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World Without End

2012 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

With 14th-century England as the backdrop, this epic sequel to "The Pillars of the Earth" picks up events 200 years later as the king leads the country into the Hundred Years War, and the plague begins to spread throughout Europe.
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Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise

2006 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Tom Selleck returns to the role of police chief Jesse Stone in this third chapter of the crime-mystery series. As Stone obsesses over solving the murder of a teenage girl found floating in the lake, he also works a deadly domestic violence case.
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The Forsyte Saga: Series 1

2002 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

This epic miniseries follows the Victorian pride of the Forsytes through the scandals of the family's patriarch, Soames. His ways change when he sees his cherished daughter grow up to be a captivating young woman who carries on the family pride.
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Apocalypse Now

1979 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

During the Vietnam War, Capt. Willard is sent to Cambodia on a top-secret mission, where he journeys upriver in search of the mysterious Col. Kurtz. His instructions: terminate Kurtz, who's gone completely insane.
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The Forsyte Saga: Series 2

2003 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

The drama of the Forsyte clan continues with the next generation. Fleur, the daughter of Soames and Annette, and Jon, the son of Irene and Jolyon, first met as youngsters. Ten years later, they reunite and fall completely, disastrously in love.
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House of Cards Trilogy I (BBC): House of Cards

1990 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Conservative Party whip Francis Urquhart expects to be handed a high-level cabinet position upon the election of a new prime minister. When he's told he hasn't been promoted, Urquhart chooses to exact revenge by creating dissent within the party.
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The Way

2010 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

When his son dies while hiking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, a grieving father flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child's life, he decides to complete the 500-mile trek to Spain.
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House of Cards Trilogy III (BBC): The Final Cut

1995 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Ruthless prime minister Francis Urquhart wants to leave his mark on the world before his term as the political leader of Great Britain ends. But skeletons in his closet keep raising their ugly heads and threaten to bring about his ruin.
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Brian's Song

2001 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

In this remake of the Emmy-winning 1971 tearjerker, the friendship of Chicago Bears running backs Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers gets them through difficult times -- especially when Piccolo is stricken with terminal cancer.
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Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph

1997 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

When her mother, a prostitute, runs away from the police, Millie is left alone on the streets and is taken in by Aggie, a kind rag lady. Despite Aggie's meager finances, Millie thrives under her care -- but a greedy pimp lurks just around the corner.
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The Winds of War

1983 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Robert Mitchum stars as naval commander Victor Henry in this epic miniseries set during World War II. Hitler leads Germany's expansion in Europe, Mussolini fights to establish fascism in Italy, and the Japanese exert pressure on China. Against this broad landscape, the Henry clan attempts to stay together even as larger forces threaten to rip them apart. This Emmy-winning production is based on a historical novel by Herman Wouk.
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Catherine Cookson's The Dwelling Place

1994 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

After her parents die of cholera and their house is repossessed, 16-year-old Cissie Brodie is left to raise her younger brothers and sisters. They seek refuge in a cave, and Cissie is befriended by a kind carpenter.
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The Iceman

2013 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

This thriller based on a true story follows Richard Kuklinski, who killed more than 100 people for the mob -- and his own pleasure -- between 1964 and 1986. Despite his prolific violence, Kuklinski was a devoted husband and father of two daughters.
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Dances with Wolves

1990 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Wounded Civil War soldier John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) tries to commit suicide -- and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe. This special edition of Costner's Oscar-winning directorial debut features an extended cut of the film, an audio commentary from Costner, a behind-the-scenes featurette and more.
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The Count of Monte Cristo

1998 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Gérard Depardieu stars as the French sailor Edmond Dantes in this faithful adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's classic adventure tale. Wrongly imprisoned in the formidable Château d'If for 18 years, Dantes learns of buried treasure from a fellow inmate.
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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Hanshirô, a destitute samurai, asks to commit hara-kiri at the estate of feudal lord Kageyu. Knowing the dishonor this will bring to his house, Kageyu begs him to reconsider, unaware of the shocking truth behind Hanshirô's choice of locale.
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Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph

1997 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

When her mother, a prostitute, runs away from the police, Millie is left alone on the streets and is taken in by Aggie, a kind rag lady. Despite Aggie's meager finances, Millie thrives under her care -- but a greedy pimp lurks just around the corner.
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The Grapes of Wrath

1940 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Tom Joad, a Depression-era everyman, leads his poor family on a harrowing journey from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl to the promised land of California in this adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel.
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The Winds of War

1983 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Robert Mitchum heads an all-star cast in this miniseries based on Herman Wouk's acclaimed World War II novel focusing on two families' experiences. Their personal dramas are interwoven with historic events and supported by documentary segments.
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Requiem for a Dream

2000 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

A widow's growing dependence on amphetamines and a self-help television show parallels the struggles of her heroin-addicted son and his girlfriend and friend in Darren Aronofsky's bleak drama.
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The Way Back

2010 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

After narrowly escaping from a wretched World War II Siberian labor camp, a small band of multinational soldiers desperately undertakes a harrowing journey to traverse Siberia, the Gobi Desert and the Himalayas on foot.
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Jesse Stone: Stone Cold

2005 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

In a quiet coastal town in Massachusetts, jaded police chief Jesse Stone maintains a low profile -- but when a corpse washes ashore and multiple assailants rape a high school student, the former big-city cop jumps into action.
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Raging Bull

1980 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Robert De Niro won an Oscar for his portrayal of self-destructive boxer Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese's widely acclaimed biopic, which paints a raw portrait of a tormented soul unable to control his violent outbursts.
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A Man Called Peter

1955 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Based on a true story, this drama centers on young Scotsman Peter Marshall, who travels to America and becomes pastor of the Church of the Presidents in Washington, D.C., on his way to becoming chaplain of the U.S. Senate.
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Catherine Cookson's The Moth

1997 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Best-selling author Catherine Cookson's novel of cross-class romance comes to the small screen in this miniseries, which follows the turmoil that erupts when a lowly carpenter falls for the daughter of the aristocratic family he works for.
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