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American Beauty (1999)

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Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Annette Bening  •  Thora Birch  •  Wes Bentley

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Annette Bening  •  Thora Birch  •  Wes Bentley

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

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David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Haley Joel Osment  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Sam Robards  •  Jake Thomas

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Haley Joel Osment  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Sam Robards  •  Jake Thomas

Awake (2007)

While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions while wrestling with her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joby Harold
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Jessica Alba  •  Terrence Howard  •  Lena Olin

While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions while wrestling with her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joby Harold
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Jessica Alba  •  Terrence Howard  •  Lena Olin

Beautiful Girls (1996)

During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Lauren Holly

During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Lauren Holly

Catch That Kid (2004)

Athletic 12-year-old Maddy (Kristen Stewart) shares an enthusiasm for mountain climbing with her father, Tom (Sam Robards). Unfortunately, Tom suffers a spinal injury while scaling Mount Everest, and his family is unable to afford the surgery that can save him. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Sbardellati  •  Peter Merwin  •  Bart Freundlich
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Corbin Bleu  •  Max Thieriot  •  Jennifer Beals

Athletic 12-year-old Maddy (Kristen Stewart) shares an enthusiasm for mountain climbing with her father, Tom (Sam Robards). Unfortunately, Tom suffers a spinal injury while scaling Mount Everest, and his family is unable to afford the surgery that can save him. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Sbardellati  •  Peter Merwin  •  Bart Freundlich
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Corbin Bleu  •  Max Thieriot  •  Jennifer Beals

Fandango (1985)

Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Reynolds
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Judd Nelson  •  Sam Robards  •  Chuck Bush

Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Reynolds
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Judd Nelson  •  Sam Robards  •  Chuck Bush

Life as a House (2001)

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Jena Malone

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Jena Malone

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Campbell Scott  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Campbell Scott  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Ready to Wear (1994)

Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an all-star cast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Chiara Mastroianni

Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an all-star cast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Chiara Mastroianni

Bounce (2000)

A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Roos
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Natasha Henstridge  •  Joe Morton

A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Roos
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Natasha Henstridge  •  Joe Morton

Bird (1988)

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Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Diane Venora  •  Keith David  •  Damon Whitaker

Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Diane Venora  •  Keith David  •  Damon Whitaker

Hamlet (2000)

To be or not to be, etc.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Campbell Scott  •  Eric Simonson
CAST:  Campbell Scott  •  Blair Brown  •  Roscoe Lee Browne  •  LisaGay Hamilton

To be or not to be, etc.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Campbell Scott  •  Eric Simonson
CAST:  Campbell Scott  •  Blair Brown  •  Roscoe Lee Browne  •  LisaGay Hamilton

Pancho Barnes (1988)

A made for TV movie in which Valerie Bertinelli portrays Florence Pancho Barnes, a bored socialite who decides to learn to fly  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard T. Heffron
CAST:  Valerie Bertinelli  •  Ted Wass  •  Sam Robards  •  James Stephens

A made for TV movie in which Valerie Bertinelli portrays Florence Pancho Barnes, a bored socialite who decides to learn to fly  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard T. Heffron
CAST:  Valerie Bertinelli  •  Ted Wass  •  Sam Robards  •  James Stephens

Obsessed (2002)

A woman claims she had an affair with a married neurosurgeon and stands trial for allegedly harassing him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Jenna Elfman  •  Kate Burton  •  Lisa Edelstein  •  Jane Wheeler

A woman claims she had an affair with a married neurosurgeon and stands trial for allegedly harassing him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Jenna Elfman  •  Kate Burton  •  Lisa Edelstein  •  Jane Wheeler

The Art of Getting By (2011)

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George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Wiesen
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Emma Roberts  •  Michael Angarano  •  Elizabeth Reaser

George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Wiesen
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Emma Roberts  •  Michael Angarano  •  Elizabeth Reaser

Che: Part One (2008)

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Demián Bichir  •  Rodrigo Santoro  •  Santiago Cabrera

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Demián Bichir  •  Rodrigo Santoro  •  Santiago Cabrera

The Late Bloomer (2016)

A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Pollak
CAST:  Johnny Simmons  •  Brittany Snow  •  J.K. Simmons  •  Jane Lynch

A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Pollak
CAST:  Johnny Simmons  •  Brittany Snow  •  J.K. Simmons  •  Jane Lynch

The Other Side of the Tracks (2008)

A depressed young man struggles to move on and escape haunting memories of his girlfriend, killed ten years ago in a train accident.  (more)

DIRECTION:  A.D. Calvo
CAST:  Brendan Fehr  •  Chad Lindberg  •  Tania Raymonde  •  Natassia Malthe

A depressed young man struggles to move on and escape haunting memories of his girlfriend, killed ten years ago in a train accident.  (more)

DIRECTION:  A.D. Calvo
CAST:  Brendan Fehr  •  Chad Lindberg  •  Tania Raymonde  •  Natassia Malthe

Perestroika (2009)

Top astrophysicist Sasha Greenberg has spent the past 17 years working in the United States. An invitation to speak at a Congress on Cosmology in his native Moscow brings him home for the first time to confront colleagues, and unanswered personal questions. As ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Slava Tsukerman
CAST:  Sam Robards  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Ally Sheedy  •  Jicky Schnee

Top astrophysicist Sasha Greenberg has spent the past 17 years working in the United States. An invitation to speak at a Congress on Cosmology in his native Moscow brings him home for the first time to confront colleagues, and unanswered personal questions. As ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Slava Tsukerman
CAST:  Sam Robards  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Ally Sheedy  •  Jicky Schnee

Into Thin Air (1985)

Ellen Burstyn stars as Joan Walker, a mother whose college student son vanishes while traveling from Canada to Colorado. When police fail to investigate, Walker takes matters into her own hands. She and her ex-husband begin a search, but when their son's van is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Young
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Robert Prosky  •  Sam Robards  •  Nicholas Pryor

Ellen Burstyn stars as Joan Walker, a mother whose college student son vanishes while traveling from Canada to Colorado. When police fail to investigate, Walker takes matters into her own hands. She and her ex-husband begin a search, but when their son's van is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Young
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Robert Prosky  •  Sam Robards  •  Nicholas Pryor
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