Top Indie Dramas movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Crash on DVD Crash
Synopsis
In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.
Cast
Cast
Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Christopher Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate, Michael Peña, Tony Danza, Keith David
Director
Director
Paul Haggis
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, Indie Dramas
Rent Slumdog Millionaire on DVD Slumdog Millionaire
Synopsis
After coming within one question of winning a fortune on a game show, an uneducated young "slumdog" is accused of cheating and arrested. While in custody, he accounts for knowing all the answers by reflecting on his hardscrabble life.
Cast
Cast
Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Ankur Vikal, Saurabh Shukla, Mahesh Manjrekar, Sanchita Couhdary, Himanshu Tyagi
Director
Director
Danny Boyle
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent Crazy Heart on DVD Crazy Heart
Synopsis
When reporter Jean Craddock (Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal) interviews Bad Blake (Oscar winner Jeff Bridges) -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an existence playing in the shadow of Tommy (Colin Farrell), the upstart kid he once mentored? Robert Duvall produces and co-stars.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Tom Bower, James Keane, William Marquez, Ryan Bingham, Paul Herman, Rick Dial, Beth Grant
Director
Director
Scott Cooper
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Babel on DVD Babel
Synopsis
When an American couple vacationing in Morocco falls victim to a random act of violence, a series of events unfolds across four countries that demonstrates both the necessity and impossibility of human communication.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Rinko Kikuchi, Adriana Barraza, Kôji Yakusho, Said Tarchani, Boubker Ait El Caid, Elle Fanning, Mohamed Akhzam
Director
Director
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Political Dramas
Rent Juno on DVD Juno
Synopsis
Facing an unplanned pregnancy while she's still in high school, quirky teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) devises a plan to locate her unborn baby's perfect adoptive parents. But the seemingly ideal couple (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner) Juno chooses still has some growing up to do. Michael Cera co-stars in this offbeat coming-of-age comedy with an Oscar-winning original screenplay penned by Diablo Cody.
Cast
Cast
Ellen Page, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner, Michael Cera, Olivia Thirlby, J.K. Simmons, Allison Janney, Rainn Wilson, Cut Chemist, Diablo Cody
Director
Director
Jason Reitman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Blockbusters
Rent Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire on DVD Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire
Synopsis
Visciously abused by her mother and impregnated by her father, Harlem teen Precious has an unexpected chance at a different life when she enrolls in an alternative school, but she still must battle unimaginable barriers at every step of the way.
Cast
Cast
Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Stephanie Andujar, Chyna Layne, Amina Robinson, Xosha Roquemore, Angelic Zambrana, Nealla Gordon
Director
Director
Lee Daniels
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent There Will Be Blood on DVD There Will Be Blood
Synopsis
In this expansive drama, ambitious prospector Daniel Plainview strikes it rich when he buys the oil rights to a California family's ranch. As he turns a simple village into a boomtown, Plainview stokes the ire of a charismatic young preacher.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds, Dillon Freasier, Sydney McCallister, David Willis, David Warshofsky, Colton Woodward, Russell Harvard
Director
Director
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Milk on DVD Milk
Synopsis
Sean Penn stars in this biopic about Harvey Milk, the openly gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered along with Mayor George Moscone by disgruntled city supervisor Dan White in 1978.
Cast
Cast
Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco, Alison Pill, Victor Garber, Denis O'Hare, Joseph Cross, Brandon Boyce, Carol Ruth Silver, Stephen Spinella, Lucas Grabeel, Howard Rosenman, Kelvin Yu, Jeff Koons, Mark Martinez, Lynn McRee
Director
Director
Gus Van Sant
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Biographies, Political Dramas, LGBT Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Tearjerkers, Gay, Period Pieces
Rent The Wrestler on DVD The Wrestler
Synopsis
Mickey Rourke stars as retired professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson, who returns to the ring to work his way up the circuit for a final shot at defeating his longtime rival. Along the way, he tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
Cast
Cast
Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Todd Barry, Judah Friedlander, Ernest Miller, Giovanni Roselli, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Anna-Karin Eskilsson, Wass M. Stevens
Director
Director
Darren Aronofsky
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Indie Dramas, Wrestling, Sports Stories
Rent Sideways on DVD Sideways
Synopsis
Two men go on an excursion to California wine country and end up inducing joint midlife crises when pinot noir lover Miles convinces engaged Jack to enjoy his last days of bachelorhood in style. But the pair end up choosing women over wine.
Cast
Cast
Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, Marylouise Burke, Jessica Hecht, Missy Doty, M.C. Gainey, Alysia Reiner, Shake Toukhmanian, Duke Moosekian, Robert Covarrubias, Patrick Gallagher, Stephanie Faracy
Director
Director
Alexander Payne
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Indie Dramas, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine
Rent The Kids Are All Right on DVD The Kids Are All Right
Synopsis
Joni and Laser, the children of same-sex parents Nic and Jules, become curious about their sperm-donor dad and set out to make him part of their family unit. But his arrival complicates the household dynamics.
Cast
Cast
Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Yaya DaCosta, Kunal Sharma, Eddie Hassell, Zosia Mamet, Joaquin Garrido, Rebecca Lawrence Levy
Director
Director
Lisa Cholodenko
Genres
Genres
Comedy, LGBT, Indie Comedies, LGBT Comedies, Indie Dramas, Lesbian
Rent Silver Linings Playbook on DVD Silver Linings Playbook
Synopsis
After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, bipolar Pat has no choice but to move back in with his football-obsessed parents. While he tries in vain to reconcile with his wife, Pat meets a woman who's as unstable as he is -- and she changes his life.
Cast
Cast
Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham
Director
Director
David O. Russell
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Romantic Comedies, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Rachel Getting Married on DVD Rachel Getting Married
Synopsis
Longstanding family conflicts resurface when drama queen Kym, a former model who's been in and out of rehab for 10 years, returns to her parents' home just before her sister's wedding in this critically acclaimed portrait of family angst.
Cast
Cast
Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin, Debra Winger, Tunde Adebimpe, Mather Zickel, Anisa George, Sebastian Stan, Anna Deavere Smith, Jerome LePage, Tamyra Gray, Dorian Missick
Director
Director
Jonathan Demme
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas
Rent Winter's Bone on DVD Winter's Bone
Synopsis
In this unflinching noir drama, resilient teen Ree Dolly goes on the trail of her missing, drug-dealing father when his absence jeopardizes the family's safety. Her deadbeat dad has a key court date pending -- and Ree is determined that he show up.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt, Sheryl Lee, Lauren Sweetser, Tate Taylor, Isaiah Stone, Ashlee Thompson, Shelley Waggener, William White, Ramona Blair, Valerie Richards, Ronnie Hall, Casey MacLaren
Director
Director
Debra Granik
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Sunshine Cleaning on DVD Sunshine Cleaning
Synopsis
Financially on shaky ground yet determined to send her son to a top private school, Rose Lorkowski teams up with her unreliable sister, Norah, to start a new company that specializes in biohazard removal and crime scene cleanup.
Cast
Cast
Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Clifton Collins Jr., Eric Christian Olsen, Paul Dooley, Kevin Chapman
Director
Director
Christine Jeffs
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Dramas, Indie Comedies
Rent Waitress on DVD Waitress
Synopsis
Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a waitress whose fabulous pies are about the only sweet ingredient in an otherwise dreary existence. That is, until an unwanted pregnancy breeds unexpected romance between Jenna and an attractive doctor. Written by director and co-star Adrienne Shelly (who was murdered shortly before the film's selection for Sundance), this charmer is a frank and funny examination of the fears brought on by impending motherhood.
Cast
Cast
Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto, Andy Griffith, Adrienne Shelly, Eddie Jemison, Lew Temple, Darby Stanchfield
Director
Director
Adrienne Shelly
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Indie Romance, Indie Dramas
Rent Once on DVD Once
Synopsis
In this charming contemporary musical, a street musician in Dublin strikes up a friendship with a migrant street hawker, and the duo ends up composing and recording a series of songs over the course of a week that mirrors their burgeoning romance.
Cast
Cast
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerard Hendrick, Alaistair Foley, Geoff Minogue, Bill Hodnett, Mal Whyte, Marcella Plunkett
Director
Director
John Carney
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Romantic Dramas, Musicals
Rent Lost in Translation on DVD Lost in Translation
Synopsis
Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Cast
Cast
Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumihiro Hayashi, Hiroko Kawasaki, Diamond Yukai, Akiko Takeshita, Nao Asuka
Director
Director
Sofia Coppola
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie Comedies
Rent The Visitor on DVD The Visitor
Synopsis
Widowed professor Walter Vale finds himself drawn to a different rhythm when he discovers an immigrant couple squatting in his Manhattan apartment and becomes wrapped up in their lives.
Cast
Cast
Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass, Marian Seldes, Maggie Moore, Amir Arison, Michael Cumpsty, Bill McHenry, Laith Nakli, Waleed Zuaiter, Tzahi Moskovitz, Richard Kind, Neal Lerner, Frank Pando
Director
Director
Thomas McCarthy
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas
Rent Monster on DVD Monster
Synopsis
Charlize Theron took home the Best Actress Oscar for her electrifying performance as Aileen Wuornos, an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic client and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Cast
Cast
Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen, Annie Corley, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Marco St. John, Marc Macaulay, Scott Wilson, Bubba Baker
Director
Director
Patty Jenkins
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Crime Thrillers, Crime Dramas, Erotic Thrillers, LGBT Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Indie Dramas, Lesbian, Period Pieces
Rent 50/50 on DVD 50/50
Synopsis
An otherwise healthy twentysomething has a comically early midlife crisis when he gets slapped with a cancer diagnosis -- and a 50-50 chance of survival. But what's the meaning of life when you're not sure how long yours will last?
Cast
Cast
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Serge Houde, Andrew Airlie, Matt Frewer, Marie Avgeropoulos, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Philip Baker Hall
Director
Director
Jonathan Levine
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Medical Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Indie Comedies
Rent The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Synopsis
To make the most of their meager retirement savings, a group of British seniors moves to India to live out their golden years at the Marigold Hotel. But upon arrival, they discover the once-lavish resort has wilted considerably.
Cast
Cast
Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Tom Wilkinson, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Dev Patel, Tena Desae, Sid Makkar
Director
Director
John Madden
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, United Kingdom
Rent The Ultimate Gift on DVD The Ultimate Gift
Synopsis
When his wealthy grandfather finally dies, Jason Stevens fully expects to benefit when it comes to the reading of the will. But instead of a sizable inheritance, Jason receives a test, a series of tasks he must complete before he can get any money.
Cast
Cast
Drew Fuller, James Garner, Ali Hillis, Abigail Breslin, Lee Meriwether, Brian Dennehy, Bill Cobbs, Brett Rice, Catherine McGoohan, D. David Morin
Director
Director
Michael O. Sajbel
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Company Men on DVD The Company Men
Synopsis
Written, directed and produced by John Wells, this indie drama stars Ben Affleck as a successful businessman who comes face-to-face with America's downsizing epidemic when he loses his job and is forced to take a construction gig.
Cast
Cast
Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Craig T. Nelson, Maria Bello, Rosemarie DeWitt, John Doman, Tonye Patano, Cady Huffman
Director
Director
John Wells
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas
Rent Little Children on DVD Little Children
Synopsis
Underlying emotions in a quiet suburban town are primed to explode as a reluctant mother copes with her troubled marriage by having an affair with a stay-at-home dad, and the neighborhood bristles when a sex offender returns to live with his mother.
Cast
Cast
Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly, Noah Emmerich, Gregg Edelman, Sadie Goldstein, Ty Simpkins, Jackie Earle Haley, Phyllis Somerville, Raymond J. Barry, Trini Alvarado, Helen Carey, Catherine Wolf, Mary B. McCann, Jane Adams
Director
Director
Todd Field
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Indie Dramas
Rent American Hustle on DVD American Hustle
Synopsis
This fictionalization of the "Abscam" scandal of the early 1980s follows con man Irving Rosenfeld and his lover, Sydney Prosser, as they help an eccentric FBI agent expose corruption among several members of Congress in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Cast
Cast
Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K., Jack Huston, Michael Peña, Shea Whigham, Alessandro Nivola, Elisabeth Röhm, Paul Herman, Saïd Taghmaoui, Matthew Russell, Thomas Matthews, Adrian Martinez, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Camp
Director
Director
David O. Russell
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Political Dramas
Rent Get Low on DVD Get Low
Synopsis
Oscar winners Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek team up to tell the true story of irascible Felix Bush, a backwoods Tennessee loner who planned his funeral in 1938 while he was still around to attend -- and enjoy -- the proceedings.
Cast
Cast
Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Gerald McRaney, Bill Cobbs, Scott Cooper, Lori Beth Sikes, Linds Edwards, Andrea Powell
Director
Director
Aaron Schneider
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie Comedies, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Dallas Buyers Club on DVD Dallas Buyers Club
Synopsis
Loosely based on true events, this drama follows Ron Woodroof, who refuses to accept he'll die in 30 days when he's diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. He extends his life and eventually helps many other AIDS patients by smuggling medications from abroad.
Cast
Cast
Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Griffin Dunne, Michael O'Neill, Dallas Roberts, Kevin Rankin
Director
Director
Jean-Marc Vallee
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Medical Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent The Darjeeling Limited on DVD The Darjeeling Limited
Synopsis
In the wake of their father's death, three brothers (Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman) embark on a steam-engine journey across India aboard the Darjeeling Limited and attempt to reconnect after years of physical and emotional distance. The trip also opens up old wounds and proves that the base instincts of sibling rivalry can never be completely erased. Natalie Portman and Anjelica Huston co-star in this Wes Anderson dramedy.
Cast
Cast
Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston, Natalie Portman, Roman Coppola, Camilla Rutherford, Amara Karan
Director
Director
Wes Anderson
Genres
Genres
Independent, Indie Dramas, Indie Comedies
Rent Vicky Cristina Barcelona on DVD Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Synopsis
In this Golden Globe-winning yarn, Javier Bardem stars as a flamboyant painter in the midst of a unique relationship with two female tourists -- who are unaware that his insanely jealous ex-wife is about to re-enter the picture.
Cast
Cast
Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Chris Messina, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Dunn, Zak Orth, Carrie Preston, Pablo Schreiber
Director
Director
Woody Allen
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance
Rent Friends with Money on DVD Friends with Money
Synopsis
Nicole Holofcener's bittersweet tale examines the evolving lives of four female friends living in Los Angeles. As they move from one event to the next, married life starts showing cracks for three of them, while the other struggles to find herself.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand, Jason Isaacs, Scott Caan, Simon McBurney, Greg Germann, Ty Burrell
Director
Director
Nicole Holofcener
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas
Rent Secretary on DVD Secretary
Synopsis
Recently released from a mental hospital, a young woman who cuts herself gets a job working as a secretary for an egotistical attorney, and the two forge a unique relationship charged with sadomasochism.
Cast
Cast
James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Lesley Ann Warren, Stephen McHattie, Patrick Bauchau, Amy Locane, Oz Perkins, Jessica Tuck, Michael Mantell
Director
Director
Steven Shainberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Steamy Romance, Indie Romance, Indie Dramas, Indie Comedies
Rent A Single Man on DVD A Single Man
Synopsis
Set in 1962 Los Angeles, this stream-of-consciousness drama centers on a day in the life of George Falconer, a gay college professor who plans to commit suicide in the wake of his longtime lover's recent death.
Cast
Cast
Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Jon Kortajarena, Paulette Lamori, Ryan Simpkins, Ginnifer Goodwin, Teddy Sears, Paul Butler
Director
Director
Tom Ford
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Gay, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Transamerica on DVD Transamerica
Synopsis
Bree gets the shock of her life a week before her final sex change surgery when she learns that she has a son. After bailing him out of jail, the two set out on a cross-country journey riddled with road bumps.
Cast
Cast
Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Elizabeth Peña, Graham Greene, Burt Young, Carrie Preston, Calpernia Addams, Paul Borghese, Richard Poe, Grant Monohon
Director
Director
Duncan Tucker
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT
Rent The World's Fastest Indian on DVD The World's Fastest Indian
Synopsis
This fact-based drama stars Anthony Hopkins as quirky New Zealander Burt Munro, a 67-year-old grandfather who flies across Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and attempts to break into the record books on his customized Indian Scout motorcycle.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Greenwood, Diane Ladd, Jessica Cauffiel, Walton Goggins, Patrick John Flueger, Chris Williams, Christopher Lawford, Paul Rodriguez, Chris Bruno
Director
Director
Roger Donaldson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Indie Dramas, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Motorcycles & Motocross, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Savages on DVD The Savages
Synopsis
Carrying the scars of an abusive childhood, Savage siblings Wendy (Laura Linney, in an Oscar-nominated role) and Jon (Philip Seymour Hoffman) -- a long-aspiring playwright and a drama professor, respectively -- now face the challenge of caring for their ailing father (Philip Bosco). Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins, this insightful indie drama explores the depth of one family's emotional disconnect.
Cast
Cast
Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Cara Seymour, Debra Monk, David Zayas, Michael Blackson, Erica Berg
Director
Director
Tamara Jenkins
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas
Rent The Station Agent on DVD The Station Agent
Synopsis
When his only friend dies, a man with dwarfism relocates to an abandoned train station in rural New Jersey, intent on living the life of a hermit. But his solitude is interrupted by his colorful neighbors.
Cast
Cast
Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Raven Goodwin, Paul Benjamin, Michelle Williams, Richard Kind, Marla Sucharetza, Jayce Bartok, Jeremy Bergman, Paula Garcés
Director
Director
Thomas McCarthy
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas
Rent Black Snake Moan on DVD Black Snake Moan
Synopsis
Blues musician Lazarus finds sex-addicted Rae beaten and near death, and acts as a father figure to help redeem her. But before saving anyone else, Lazarus -- whose wife deserted him -- must face his own demons.
Cast
Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson, John Cothran Jr., David Banner, Michael Raymond-James, Adriane Lenox, Kim Richards, Neimus K. Williams
Director
Director
Craig Brewer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas
Rent Away We Go on DVD Away We Go
Synopsis
Buoyed by the news that they are expecting their first baby, Burt and Verona embark on a journey to locate the perfect place on the planet to raise their child. But their quest inevitably yields many unexpected surprises.
Cast
Cast
John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Catherine O'Hara, Jeff Daniels, Carmen Ejogo, Allison Janney, Jim Gaffigan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hamilton, Chris Messina, Melanie Lynskey, Paul Schneider
Director
Director
Sam Mendes
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas
Rent Blue Valentine on DVD Blue Valentine
Synopsis
Once crazy about each other, Cindy and Dean have now grown apart. Cindy is disenchanted while Dean languishes in the emotional emptyness of their life in rural Pennsylvania. As they muddle through their marriage, they hearken back to the golden days.
Cast
Cast
Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Faith Wladyka, John Doman, Mike Vogel, Marshall Johnson, Jen Jones, Maryann Plunkett, James Benatti, Barbara Troy, Carey Westbrook, Ben Shenkman
Director
Director
Derek Cianfrance
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Romantic Dramas
Rent Smart People on DVD Smart People
Synopsis
An unexpected romance with a charming former student and a surprise visit from his wild adopted brother conspire to turn the life of self-absorbed widowed professor Lawrence Wetherhold upside down in this witty dramedy from director Noam Murro.
Cast
Cast
Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page, Ashton Holmes, Christine Lahti, Camille Mana, David Denman, Don Wadsworth, Robert Haley
Director
Director
Noam Murro
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Rabbit-Proof Fence on DVD Rabbit-Proof Fence
Synopsis
Australia's aboriginal integration program of the 1930s broke countless hearts -- among them, those of young Molly (Evelyn Sampi), Gracie (Laura Monaghan) and Daisy (Tianna Sansbury), who were torn from their families and placed in an abusive orphanage. Without food or water, the girls resolve to make the 1,500-mile trek home. Meanwhile, a well-intentioned tracker is trying to return the girls to the authorities.
Cast
Cast
Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, David Gulpilil, Deborah Mailman, Jason Clarke, Kenneth Branagh
Director
Director
Phillip Noyce
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Adventures, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Away from Her on DVD Away from Her
Synopsis
Grant (Gordon Pinsent) plunges into an emotional abyss after moving his Alzheimer's-stricken wife (Julie Christie) to a nursing facility and keeping his distance for her benefit. When she turns her affections toward another man, waves of guilt for past behavior pass over Grant. Christie earned an Oscar nomination for portraying the fading yet graceful Fiona in this astute and solemn tale written and directed by Sarah Polley.
Cast
Cast
Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, Kristen Thomson, Alberta Watson, Stacey LaBerge, Deanna Dezmari, Wendy Crewson, Thomas Hauff
Director
Director
Sarah Polley
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Romantic Dramas
Rent The Motorcycle Diaries on DVD The Motorcycle Diaries
Synopsis
Argentinean medical student and future revolutionary Che Guevara motorcycles across South America with his friend Alberto beginning in 1951, a deeply personal odyssey that ultimately crystallizes the young man's budding political beliefs.
Cast
Cast
Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mercedes Morán, Jean Pierre Noher, Lucas Oro, Marina Glezer, Sofia Bertolotto, Franco Solazzi, Ricardo Diaz Mourelle, Sergio Boris
Director
Director
Walter Salles
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Spanish Language, Argentina
Rent Monster's Ball on DVD Monster's Ball
Synopsis
Death row in the Louisiana State Penitentiary is the hothouse backdrop for this hard-hitting drama about a racist prison guard who falls in love with the African American wife of a condemned man he helped execute.
Cast
Cast
Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Peter Boyle, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Mos Def, Will Rokos, Milo Addica
Director
Director
Marc Forster
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Romantic Dramas
Rent 21 Grams on DVD 21 Grams
Synopsis
A tragic car accident brings together three strangers -- a teacher with a weak heart, a former drug addict turned housewife and an ex-con who's found Christ -- forcing them to face their darkest fears, reevaluate their lives and seek redemption.
Cast
Cast
Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melissa Leo, Clea DuVall, Danny Huston, Carly Nahon, Claire Pakis, Nick Nichols, John Rubinstein, Eddie Marsan
Director
Director
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Genres
Genres
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A Maori tribe must contend with the distinctly nontraditional concept of having a female leader when the intended heir to the throne dies during childbirth, leaving his twin sister, Paikea, to prove herself in this inspiring coming-of-age tale.
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Cast
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Director
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Genres
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In connected tales, a documentary filmmaker threatens to reveal a woman's long-held secret, a gold digger uses a young man to get to his father, and a gay man suspects his partner might be the father of their friend's baby.
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Cast
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Cast
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Cast
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Cast
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Cast
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Cast
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Maria Alvarez is a smart, independent 17-year-old from Colombia who agrees to smuggle a half-kilo of heroin into the United States for a shot at a normal existence in "El Norte" -- where she imagines the city streets are paved with gold.
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Cast
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Disillusioned writer Carter Webb heads to the Michigan home of his ailing grandmother with plans to nurse her back to health. But he wasn't counting on assistance from a family of women living across the street.
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Cast
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Being a teenager is too much for 16-year-old Craig, who shocks his parents by checking himself into a mental health clinic for a little R & R. But when the youth ward is unexpectedly closed, he's forced to live among the adult patients.
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Cast
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Already reeling from the death of her adoptive mother and a messy divorce, a put-upon schoolteacher finds her life becoming even more tumultuous when she begins dating the father of one of her students and her gabby birth mother shows up.
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Cast
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Two Mississippi teens, Ellis and Neckbone, meet a mysterious drifter named Mud hiding on a deserted river island and get caught up in his tangled web of tall tales about bounty hunters, crimes of passion, lost love and a perfect woman named Juniper.
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Cast
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Cast
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Dakota Fanning stars in The Runaways, about a group of extraordinary young women as they rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary band that paved the way for future generations of girl musicians.
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Cast
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Genres
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In this raw drama based on David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, Becca and Howie grapple with the realities of life eight months after the death of their 4-year-old son, Danny.
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Cast
Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller, Tammy Blanchard, Sandra Oh, Giancarlo Esposito, Jon Tenney, Stephen Mailer, Mike Doyle
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Director
John Cameron Mitchell
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Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Indie Dramas
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Synopsis
This fantastical drama follows a little girl named Hushpuppy who lives in a dilapidated pocket of homes in the Mississippi Delta. When her father falls ill and natural disasters strike, Hushpuppy sets off to find her long-lost mother.
Cast
Cast
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Director
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Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas
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Wes Anderson's quirky drama follows the frantic search that ensues in a small New England town when two 12-year-olds fall in love and run away together. As the townsfolk hunt for the vanished kids, a storm causes even more profound communal upheaval.
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Cast
Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban, Harvey Keitel
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Director
Wes Anderson
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Genres
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The high life leads to high anxiety for a fashionable New York City homemaker in crisis who finds herself forced to live a more modest lifestyle in San Francisco. Woody Allen directs an ensemble cast that includes Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin.
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Cast
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Director
Woody Allen
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Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas
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When a cantankerous old boozer thinks he's won a magazine sweepstakes prize, his son reluctantly takes a road trip with him to claim the fortune. As they drive from Montana to Nebraska, they visit friends and relatives to whom the dad owes money.
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Cast
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Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas
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In this adaptation of the novel North to Freedom, a 12-year-old boy manages to flee a Communist concentration camp through sheer will. All he has with him is a loaf of bread, a letter to deliver to Denmark and a compass to help get him there.
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Cast
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Growing up in the Midwest, Jack has always been torn between his mother's guidance to approach everything he encounters with an open heart and his father's advice to look after his own interests. Now, Jack reflects on his past to regain perspective.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan, Fiona Shaw, Joanna Going, Kari Matchett, Kimberly Whalen
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Director
Terrence Malick
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Genres
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When beautiful teacher Beth (Rose Byrne) moves into a nearby apartment, strangely awkward Adam (Hugh Dancy), who suffers from Asperger's syndrome, breaks through his limited social abilities and flirts with the young woman in this moving romance. Beth responds to Adam's unusual courtship, and as they overcome the obstacles to intimacy, they learn how to face life's other challenges. Max Mayer directs, while Peter Gallagher and Amy Irving co-star.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving, Ursula Abbott, Maddie Corman, Adam LeFevre
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Director
Max Mayer
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Genres
Romance, Indie Romance, Indie Dramas
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Synopsis
Drawn into a bogus drug scandal by his wealthy roommate, a high-achieving Harvard newspaper editor is kicked out of school just a few months shy of getting his degree and flies to London to live with his sister and her family.
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Cast
Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani, Marc Warren, Rafe Spall, Ross McCall, Kieran Bew, Geoff Bell, Terence Jay
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Director
Lexi Alexander
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Genres
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When insurance actuary Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) retires and his wife dies, he looks for life's meaning on a road trip to his daughter's (Hope Davis) upcoming wedding to a waterbed salesman (Dermot Mulroney). But Schmidt can't seem to get anything right. En route to the wedding, he shares his life through letters with a Tanzanian boy he's sponsoring for 73 cents a day -- and soon, Schmidt discovers renewed purpose.
Cast
Cast
Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates, June Squibb, Howard Hesseman, Len Cariou, Cheryl Hamada, Christine Belford, Harry Groener, Connie Ray, Mark Venhuizen
Director
Director
Alexander Payne
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Genres
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Attempting to piece her life back together after losing her husband in a tragic incident, grieving widow Audrey turns to an unlikely ally: her husband's childhood friend Jerry, an emotionally wrecked heroin addict.
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Cast
Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny, Alexis Llewellyn, Micah Berry, John Carroll Lynch, Alison Lohman, Robin Weigert, Omar Benson Miller, Paula Newsome, Sarah Dubrovsky
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Director
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On a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian border, Ray Eddy teams with widowed tribe member Lila Littlewolf to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States. Though the work provides the women with much-needed money, each trip puts them in peril.
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Cast
Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O'Keefe, Mark Boone Junior, James Reilly, Jay Klaitz, John Canoe, Dylan Carusona, Michael Sky
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Director
Courtney Hunt
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Genres
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When the long-lost "red violin," a rare instrument crafted during the Italian Renaissance, shows up at a modern auction, it reveals its mysterious history -- and the lives of its previous owners -- in a series of flashbacks spanning three centuries.
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Cast
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Genres
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After being dumped by yet another girlfriend, serial bachelor Don vows he'll be alone forever. But when an anonymous letter informs him he has a 19-year-old son, Don sets out on a cross-country journey to confront his past -- and a few old flames.
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Cast
Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton, Julie Delpy, Heather Simms, Brea Frazier, Alexis Dziena, Christopher McDonald, Mark Webber
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Director
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With their two daughters in tow, Johnny and Sarah leave Ireland and head to New York so Johnny can pursue an acting career. What follows is a series of adventures, both comical and terrifying, as they struggle to make the most of their new life.
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Cast
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Genres
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When two rich teens meet the alluring, older Luisa, they try to impress her with stories of a road trip to a secret beach, then convince her to join them. What follows is an escapade involving seduction, conflict and the harsh realities of poverty.
Cast
Cast
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Director
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After divorcing, a mother and father continue to share the task of guiding their young son through youth and adolescence, and finally to adulthood. As the years roll by, the relationships among the three characters continue to evolve as well.
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Director
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Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas
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Through chance, human action, past history and divine intervention, an eclectic cast of characters weaves and warps through each other's lives on a random California day, building to an unforgettable climax.
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Cast
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Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas
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An improbable friendship between drug-addicted educator Dan Dunne and streetwise kid Drey may lead them to deliverance -- or destruction. After Drey finds Dunne feeding his habit in a locker room, she becomes a conduit for a life-changing lesson.
Cast
Cast
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When 11-year-old Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell) trades boxing school for ballet lessons, his father (Gary Lewis) -- a hardworking miner from Northern England who despises the idea of his son running around in toe shoes -- is less than pleased. But when the boy wins an audition for the Royal Ballet School, he experiences a change of heart. Stephen Daldry directs this Oscar-nominated drama that spawned a Tony-winning Broadway musical of the same name.
Cast
Cast
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When a routine speeding incident turns into a full-blown highway "situation," Madea (Tyler Perry) mouths off to a cop and lands herself in jail, where she's suddenly trapped behind bars with more motherly instinct than she knows what to do with. But Madea's nurturing side comes in handy when she crosses paths with a recovering drug addict turned prostitute (Keisha Knight Pulliam) who needs all the love she can get.
Cast
Cast
Tyler Perry, Vanessa Ferlito, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Viola Davis, Sofía Vergara, Derek Luke, Benjamin Benitez, Robin Coleman, Mark Wilson, RonReaco Lee, Ion Overman, Dr. Phil McGraw, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Joyner, Steve Harvey, Sherri Shepherd, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Director
Director
Tyler Perry
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Genres
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As billionaire Robert Miller struggles to divest his empire before his fraud is brought to light, fate takes a nasty turn. Now desperate and running out of options, Miller turns to an unlikely source for help.
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Cast
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Director
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Genres
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Police chief Marge Gunderson -- a serious sleuth who's sharper than her folksy accent suggests -- is hot on the trail of a Minneapolis car dealer conspiring with two kidnappers to snatch his wife so he can pocket part of the hefty ransom.
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Cast
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Monty Brogan has 24 hours to spend with his two best friends and his girlfriend before he's sent to prison for seven years for dealing drugs. Spike Lee directs this meditative drama set in post-9/11 New York.
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Cast
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Driven by his demanding music teacher, drummer Andrew is determined to succeed as a jazz musician -- even if it destroys his personality. Under the shadow of his father's failed artistic attempts, Andrew practices until his hands bleed.
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In a story based on actual events, a small band of Allied soldiers are trapped behind enemy lines with information that could save thousands of American lives. Outgunned and ill-equipped, they battle a frigid wilderness and roving German troops.
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Cast
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A twentysomething man finds his life forever changed in the summer of 1969 when he offers up his parents' motel in the Catskills as a home base for Woodstock organizers and then helps the show go on by donating an all-important music festival permit.
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Cast
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Director
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Genres
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Cast
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Director
Director
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When a secret crush turns up dead and the murderer is anyone's guess, teenage loner Brendan Fry is forced to navigate his school's social network through intense interactions with thespians, band geeks and druggies.
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Cast
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In this sci-fi romantic comedy starring Joaquin Phoenix, love comes to a lonely young writer in the sleekest of packages when he finds himself falling for the advanced operating system he purchased to run his life.
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Based on an appalling true story, this drama follows the grim fate of Sylvia Likens, a teenager who is left to live with Gertrude Baniszewski, a mentally unbalanced Indiana housewife who imprisons and tortures the girl in the basement.
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Cast
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Ex-military man Stanley attempts to find the courage to break devastating news to his two daughters: Their mother has died in Iraq. As he works through his complex feelings about his wife's death and the war, Stanley delays the inevitable.
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Cast
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Director
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