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20th Century Period Pieces

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12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue

With the holidays around the corner and a dog orphanage in grave danger, a determined teenager and her best friend rally to save it. How can these girls save a home for dogs -- and save the day? Put on a puppy musical, of course!

2012

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Across the Universe

An American girl and a British lad fall in love amid the social and political upheaval of the 1960s, in this musical featuring songs by the Beatles. Counterculture kids embark on voyages of self-discovery in Vietnam War-era New York City. Is love all you need?

2007

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Adventureland

Unable to afford the European vacation he'd dreamed of, recent college graduate James Brennan reluctantly takes a summer gig at an amusement park. Summer turns bummer for a seriously uptight Gen-Xer. But a crappy job may be just the thing to loosen him up.

2009

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Air America

Flyboys Gene Ryack and Billy Covington transport cargo --everything from food to animals to contraband -- for a clandestine CIA operation set up to help finance the Vietnam War.

1990

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Angela's Ashes

This adaptation of Frank McCourt's best-selling memoir tells the grim story of the author's impoverished childhood in 1940s Ireland.

1999

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Angel Heart

A down-and-out Brooklyn gumshoe trying to locate a singer who reneged on a debt finds that everyone he makes contact with ends up murdered. A 1950s detective has a routine missing person gig. Voodoo, murder and a deal with the devil may change that.

1987

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Apollo 18

This sci-fi thriller suggests that Apollo 17, despite official statements to the contrary, wasn't NASA's last manned mission to the moon. Three astronauts on a lunar mission discover they're not alone. Now, their only mission is survival.

2011

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Argo

In 1979, six Americans take shelter from Iranian militants in the Canadian embassy, prompting the CIA to concoct an elaborate plot to rescue them. American hostages are trapped in Iran -- until one CIA agent takes on a mission with a real Hollywood ending.

2012

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Army of Crime

An Armenian-born woodworker and political activist leads a division of the Parisian Resistance on dozens of operations against the Nazis in 1943.

2009

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Back to 1942

At the height of World War II, millions of rural Chinese refugees embark on a desperate journey to escape a widespread provincial famine. Starvation. Suffering. Death. It's every man for himself when a fatal famine hits wartime China.

2012

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Barbara

In 1980 East Germany, Barbara, a doctor, is reassigned to a small rural hospital as punishment for trying to find work in the West. In a communist country, a talented doctor yearns for freedom. Will she try to escape no matter what the cost?

2012

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Beloved

Thirty years after her own heart was broken, Madeleine watches history repeating itself in the life of her daughter, VĂ©ra. Love stories fizzle again and again for a woman and her daughter. It's only the scenery that changes.

2011

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Big Miracle

After a reporter writes about whales trapped in the Arctic Circle, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. team up to rescue them in this tale inspired by true events. One reporter tries to grab the world's attention as ice closes in on three very special whales.

2012

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Billy & Buddy

Eight-year-old Billy's life is changed forever when his family adopts Buddy, a cocker spaniel who shares his own knack for finding trouble. A boy and his pooch are two peas in a pod -- both with flaming red hair and all fired up to make mischief.

2013

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Black Friday

This docudrama based on the same-titled book tracks the aftermath of a 1993 bombing in Bombay through the eyes of a journalist covering the story.

2004

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Black Hawk Down

When U.S. forces attempt to capture two underlings of a Somali warlord, their helicopters are shot down and the Americans suffer heavy casualties. A U.S. military mission to Somalia goes horribly wrong. Without help from above, who will survive on the ground?

2001

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The Book Thief

Young Liesel steals books to teach herself to read, giving her refuge from the horrors of Nazi Germany and her cold foster parents. In a German town, among the ravages of war, a little girl defies Nazi oppression. Words can be stronger than death.

2013

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Brighton Rock

In hopes of silencing a waitress who saw him kill another criminal, a young thug decides to romance her and suss out how much she knows. Some marriages are built on a foundation of true love -- others, over a dead body. No couple's perfect.

2010

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Brokeback Mountain

Two sheepherders in 1963 Wyoming become involved in an increasingly passionate affair, but hiding the relationship from their wives proves agonizing. Their love was forbidden. Their passion was real. Their torment took them through a lifetime of joy and bitterness.

2005

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Carlos

Carlos the Jackal is a Venezuelan terrorist who executed scores of assassinations, abductions and bombings across Europe and the Middle East.

2010

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