Last updated February 25, 2020
An English filmmaker turns to a group of student actors to film a docudrama about India's revolution against British rule in the 1920s. Her cast soon realizes, however, that their modern lifestyles do little to honor their forefathers' sacrifices.
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To fulfill his community service sentence, arrogant businessman Sean must help a group of aspiring young dancers who want to compete in an underground contest. Hoping to impress Sara, the kids' mentor, Sean hires a professional coach to train them.
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Lora, a white widow with a daughter, and Annie, a black single mother, move in together and face a huge challenge as they try to raise their children. Annie's daughter favors her light-skinned father and comes to resent her mother's black identity.
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The spirit and vitality of 1960s soul music are at the core of this film about a real-life Australian aborigine singing group and their bumpy career. Three sisters and a cousin are brought together as the Sapphires by a talent scout with a plan.
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Offered a chance to be a star, a young rapper must decide whether to go for the gold or remain true to herself and the friends who've helped her. Meanwhile, her family struggles, with her mom in jail and her ex-gangbanger dad trying to go straight.
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In this provocative film-within-a-film, a director heads to Cochabamba, Bolivia, to shoot a movie about the trespasses of Christopher Columbus in the New World, only to find the locals protesting present-day exploitation of the poor.
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This sequel centers on teen Maria Ramirez, who's determined to prove herself as a street dancer after a scrape with the law. Fresh out of juvie, she heads to the Bronx rec center where she was introduced to the moves of her idol, Honey Daniels.
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Dog-tired movie director Guido Anselmi retreats to thoughts of yesteryear when his producers, his wife and his mistress all pressure him to start making another movie in director Federico Fellini's rumination on the joys and rigors of filmmaking.
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This gritty, urban drama goes inside the world of gangsta rap with the story of Carter Blanche (Dwayne "DL" Clark), a notorious, ambitious drug dealer who wants to go straight by entering the music business, but both his enemies and friends impede his progress. Carter's girlfriend, Thalia (Piarry Oriol), cooperates with an FBI investigation into his criminal empire, while his best friend foments a violent betrayal upon being released from prison.
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Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's sharp script anchors this story about New York City theater life, with Bette Davis playing an aging Broadway diva who employs a starstruck fan (Anne Baxter) as her assistant, only to learn the woman is a conniving upstart. The now-classic All About Eve won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Mankiewicz), Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (George Sanders).
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Against a backdrop of burgeoning social unrest, neophyte filmmaker Dadasaheb Phalke (Nandu Madhav) makes history in 1913 as the director of India's first feature-length film, Raja Harishchandra, igniting a national passion for cinema. As India's official selection for the 2010 Oscars, Paresh Mokashi's biopic captures the early struggles of Phalke and his family, revealing what would become one of the country's most significant sources of revenue.
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After their production of "Princess Ida" tanks, Arthur Sullivan (Allan Corduner) and William Gilbert (Jim Broadbent) start a cold war that threatens to end their long-lasting partnership -- but friends and associates work overtime to bring them back together. The result is their classic play "The Mikado." Mike Leigh's thoughtful musical comedy-drama garnered four Academy Award nominations and won for costume design and makeup.
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When a compulsive fear of performing threatens to derail his career, white bluesman Jefferson Bailey sets off on a life-changing drive from Austin, Texas, to Huntsville, Ala., accompanied by a kindly African American stranger.
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Aditya, Joe, Kedar and Rob hoped that their rock band, Magik, would experience success, but destiny had other plans. After breaking up and establishing regular lives, the band members reunite and take another shot at fulfilling their dream.
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Young Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman (Gwyneth Paltrow) auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy. This bittersweet romance won seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actress.
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Terrence Howard turns in an Oscar-nominated performance in director Craig Brewer's indie drama as DJay, a pimp with aspirations of grandeur who wants to make it as a rapper but discovers that fame isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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Follow the journey of two cousins from different walks of life who dream of fame in the music world. Problems arise when they discover that the music industry is much like the streets and every bad decision comes with life-threatening consequences.
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Theater actress Diya contemplates life and creativity with her director (and onetime lover) and a younger actress in this joyous musical from India. Meanwhile, Diya tries to brighten the lives of the people in her small town through dance and song.
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Based on Christina Crawford's scandalous tell-all memoir, Mommie Dearest paints a portrait of a Joan Crawford the public never knew. The film portrays Crawford as a wicked, abusive mother who lives as though she's perpetually onscreen.
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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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