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Last updated August 19, 2017

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

2009 | NR | 4.4 out of 5 Stars

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. stars as pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who overcomes enormous obstacles to study medicine and save lives at Johns Hopkins Hospital in this made-for-cable drama based on Carson's memoirs.
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Warrior

2011 | NR | 4.4 out of 5 Stars

Set in the violent world of mixed martial arts combat, this gritty drama follows two brothers at war with each other, who have pursued separate lives. But preparation for a championship bout soon leads the siblings back into each other's paths.
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The Intouchables

2011 | NR | 4.4 out of 5 Stars

Based on a true story, a quadriplegic aristocrat's world is turned upside down when he hires a young, good-humored ex-con as his caretaker. This unlikely duo overcomes adversity of every flavor as they shatter preconceptions of love, life and each other.
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Unconditional

2012 | NR | 4.4 out of 5 Stars

This Christian-oriented drama based on real events describes a woman's search for her husband's killer, and her slow return to faith afterwards. Reunited with an old friend, the bereaved widow is inspired by his mission to help inner-city children.
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Forrest Gump

1994 | NR | 4.3 out of 5 Stars

Forrest Gump, a simpleminded man, finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and '70s. Along the way, he makes friends, changes lives and yearns for his childhood sweetheart, Jenny.
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The King's Speech

2010 | NR | 4.3 out of 5 Stars

In this biographical drama that chalked up multiple Academy Awards including Best Picture, Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue.
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Johnny

2010 | NR | 4.3 out of 5 Stars

Still reeling from his 10-year-old son's tragic accidental death, Dr. Drew Carter attempts to assuage his family's grief by adopting Johnny Bell, a terminally ill foster child suffering from leukemia.
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Lifted

2010 | NR | 4.3 out of 5 Stars

The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to Afghanistan.
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WWJD II: The Woodcarver

2012 | NR | 4.3 out of 5 Stars

Troubled teen Matthew meets an elderly widower named Ernest whose woodcarving work he vandalized at the local church. The two soon form an unlikely bond as they rediscover the importance of faith.
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Sunny

2011 | NR | 4.3 out of 5 Stars

Na-mi, a transfer student, becomes a laughingstock on her first day of school because of her strong southern dialect. Six girls jump in to help the new kid adapt to the new environment, and the girls come to call their friendship group, "Sunny.
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Somebody's Child

2012 | NR | 4.3 out of 5 Stars

A divine twist of fate causes Constance Rivers and her son Douglas to open their hearts to an ex-convict, Benjamin Sparks. While on the brink of losing her battle with kidney disease, Constance's near death confession causes her past and present to instantly collide.
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Life Is Beautiful

1997 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

A Jewish Italian waiter named Guido is sent to a Nazi concentration camp, along with his wife and their young son. Refusing to give up hope, Guido tries to protect his son's innocence by pretending that their imprisonment is an elaborate game.
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Good Will Hunting

1997 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

When professors at MIT discover that an aimless janitor working at the university is also a math genius, a therapist helps the young man confront the demons that are holding him back in this uplifting drama about friendship and risk.
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Braveheart

1995 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron (Catherine McCormack) -- his new bride and childhood love -- legendary Scottish warrior William Wallace (Mel Gibson, who also directed the film) slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule. With vivid battle scenes and a heaping portion of legend, Gibson's epic won five Oscars, including Best Picture.
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North & South

2004 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

When her father uproots his family from their serene rural burg for an industrial mill town, parson's daughter Margaret Hale (Daniela Denby-Ashe) struggles to adapt to her harsh new surroundings in this BBC series based on Elizabeth Gaskell's novel. As her mother's health fails, Margaret throws herself into the fight for workers' rights and clashes with mill owner John Thornton (Richard Armitage). Sinead Cusack and Tim Pigott-Smith also star.
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Taare Zameen Par

2007 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Ishaan is upset when his parents send him away to boarding school, hoping he'll become more disciplined. But his misery abates when an unconventional art teacher tries to help his imaginative young student discover his true identity.
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The Perfect Game

2009 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

A seemingly impossible dream of playing baseball for the United States becomes a reality for a group of youngsters from an impoverished Mexican city in this poignant drama based on actual events.
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

2008 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

When his family moves to Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence, where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey.
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Forever Strong

2008 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Rick (Sean Faris) is a star player on his dad's rugby team until a DUI lands him in a reformatory. While he's serving his sentence, tough rival coach Larry Gelwix (Gary Cole) allows him to play for his team, which helps Rick straighten up his act. Upon his release, however, Rick becomes a pariah to his former teammates and even his father when he refuses to divulge Gelwix's strategies. Sean Astin co-stars in this inspiring true story.
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale

2009 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

When his master dies, a loyal pooch named Hachiko keeps a regular vigil -- for more than a decade -- at the train station where he once greeted his owner every day in this touching drama based on a true story.
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Apocalypse Now Redux

2001 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 masterpiece follows Capt. Willard as he journeys upriver during the Vietnam War in search of the mysterious, and totally insane, Col. Kurtz. This redux version has been reedited with new footage and a fade-to-black ending.
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North & South

2004 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

When her father moves his family to an industrial mill town, the parson's daughter, Margaret Hale, struggles to adapt to her harsh new surroundings. This BBC series is based on the popular novel by Elizabeth Gaskell.
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Winnie Mandela

2011 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

South Africa's Winnie Mandela, one of the most galvanizing public figures in modern history, comes to life in this absorbing biopic. Though it traces Winnie's whole story, the film hinges on the Apartheid-era imprisonment that would define her image.
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My Way

2011 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

This fact-based wartime drama follows two young men, one Korean and one Japanese, whose athletic rivalry ends with the start of World War II. Captured by the Soviets, both men escape but are separated, only to meet again in the D-Day invasion.
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October Baby

2011 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Stunned and angered by the truth of her birth, college freshman Hannah sets out on a spring break road trip with her best friend Jason and a band of misfits to discover who she is, where she came from and where she will go from here.
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