Last updated December 03, 2020
Daniel Day-Lewis won an Oscar for his emotionally and physically complex portrayal of Irish writer Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy and eventually learned to write using the only body part he could control: his left foot.
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A surrogate son and protégé to a kindly physician who runs an orphanage in rural Maine, itchy Homer Wells sets off wide-eyed to see the world -- but cold reality soon intrudes on his youthful idealism and moral certitude.
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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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Vietnam War vet Stephen Simmons (Kevin Costner) deals with an entirely different set of conflicts at home in 1970 Mississippi as he copes with post-traumatic stress disorder and employment difficulties, and helps his son Stuart (Elijah Wood) stand up to a group of bullies. Stuart and his siblings build a tree house and when the bullies move in, Stephen helps his kids defend their turf. Mare Winningham also stars in this Jon Avnet-directed film.
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Sixteen-year-old Ariel is training for a U.S. Olympics Swim Team tryout when she's brutally raped. Now she must find the inner strength to deal with the pain and repercussions of her attack if she's to make her Olympic dreams come true.
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A sequel based on the real-life struggles of alpine ski racer Jill Kinmont. After suffering some traumatic losses, Jill is bouncing back. But the arrival of a new man in her life prompts her to question whether she's ready for love.
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In a backwater Iowa town, Gilbert struggles to take care of his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and provide for the rest of his family. But after falling for the stranded Becky, Gilbert discovers exciting new possibilities for his life.
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Based on a true story, national skiing champion Jill Kinmont's life takes a tragic turn when, during a competition in 1955, the Olympic prospect suffers a near-fatal accident that leaves her paralyzed from the neck down in this made for TV movie.
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The holiday spirit is alive and well in this televised take on the 1947 film that earned Edmund Gwenn an Oscar for his portrayal of Kris Kringle. In this version, Thomas Mitchell dons Santa's suit to play a man who could be capable of miracles. Sandy Descher stars as the little girl who hangs on to her skepticism, with Teresa Wright co-starring as her mother, a hardworking woman with no time in her schedule to believe.
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This Emmy-winning drama focuses on the friendship between Chicago Bears fullback Brian Piccolo and running back Gale Sayers, which becomes a mutually motivating gridiron rivalry and inspiring strength when Piccolo is diagnosed with cancer.
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This adaption of the classic novel by Victor Hugo stars Gerard Depardieu as Jean Valjean, a Frenchman jailed for 19 years for stealing bread. Though he finds redemption and turns his life around, Valjean must still elude police inspector Javert.
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Based on a true story, this thought-provoking drama profiles two fathers: an Amish man whose young child is killed by reckless teens, and the prosecutor who tries to bring the youths to justice despite the condemnation he faces from the community.
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Gérard Depardieu leads a star-studded cast in this TV miniseries, starring as Jean Valjean, a former prisoner who reinvents himself as a wealthy benefactor -- but whose past continues to hound him in the form of the heartless Inspector Javert.
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Unemployed single mother Loretta Sinclair (Alfre Woodard) lives with her mother, Rosa Lynn (Mary Alice), in a Chicago apartment until drug abuse causes Loretta to neglect her children in this familly drama directed by renowned poet Maya Angelou. To get Loretta back on her feet, Rosa Lynn ships her and the kids to their Mississippi Delta hometown, where Uncle Earl (Al Freeman Jr.) takes them in and teaches them about their rich heritage.
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This moving adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel follows two migrant workers, one a dimwitted gentle giant and the other his judicious protector, who find jobs in Depression-era California, only to have their hopes destroyed.
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When an accident causes her to go blind, a young ice skater loses hope -- but her hometown beau refuses to let her give up her dream of being an Olympic champion. With his help, can she work through her disability and regain her competitive spirit?
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His Song Continues follows the true story of John (Daniel J. Travanti) and Reve Walsh (JoBeth Williams) who, after their child was murdered, fought to raise national awareness of the problem of missing children.
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This cinematic spectacle -- winner of 11 Oscars -- follows society girl Rose and penniless artist Jack as they fall in love just as tragedy strikes. Rereleased for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, the stirring romance remains timeless.
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