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John Turturro
Born February 28, 1957 (age 62)
John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an Italian-American actor, writer and filmmaker known for his roles in the films Do the Right Thing (1989), Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), Quiz Show (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and four entries in the Transformers film series, most recently The Last Knight (2017). He has appeared in over sixty films... full bio
The Name of the Rose
[2019]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h
In 1327, an enlightened friar and his young apprentice investigate a series of mysterious deaths at an abbey risking the wrath of a powerful Inquisitor. Television adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel 'The Name of the Rose'.
The Night Of
[2016]
 
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Mini Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
After a night of partying with a woman he picked up, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
[2008]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy | 1h 53min
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An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
[2000]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 1h 47min
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In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Secret Window
[2004]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Thriller | 1h 36min
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A writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."
Mr. Deeds
[2002]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 36min
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A sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way.
Miller's Crossing
[1990]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 55min
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Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
Barton Fink
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 1h 56min
Directed by: ,
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Gloria Bell
[2018]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 42min
Directed by:
A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs.
Fading Gigolo
[2013]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
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Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.
Quiz Show
[1994]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 13min
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A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation.
What Just Happened
[2008]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 44min
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Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.
Mia Madre
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 46min
Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.
Monkeybone
[2001]
 
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Movie | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy | 1h 33min
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In a coma, a cartoonist finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone.
Clockers
[1995]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h 8min
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Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.
Movie | Drama | 1h 44min
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In New York City, the lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a house-cleaner, a professor and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Fear X
[2003]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 31min
When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.
The Luzhin Defence
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 49min
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Two worlds collide when an eccentric genius falls in love with a strong-willed society beauty.
Box of Moon Light
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 52min
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Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering takes him into the life of Kid, a free-spirited young man who helps Al escape from the routine of everyday life and find freedom to enjoy himself.
Being Human
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 2min
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One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.
Grace of My Heart
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Music | 1h 56min
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An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad marriage, to her final triumph.
Brain Donors
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 20min
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Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run the ballet.
A Few Days in September
[2006]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 56min
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September the 1st, 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, whom he abandoned ten years before. Irène, a French agent who used to work with him, and David, his adoptive son, will help him and lead the girl to her father. Chased by William Pound, a strangely poetic psycho, they... see more
Unstrung Heroes
[1995]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 33min
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Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular.
The Truce
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 2h 5min
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Based on Primo Levi's autobiographical "The Reawakening".
Passione
[2010]
 
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Movie | History, Music | 1h 30min
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A look at the musical roots and traditions of Naples, Italy, as well as its influence on the rest of the world.
Monday Night Mayhem
[2002]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Sport | 1h 38min
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How ABC's Monday Night Football, a live broadcast of the National Football League, came to be.
Short Movie | Animation, Biography, Short | 28min
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The Moon and the Son, a 30-minute autobiographical animated film by John Canemaker, explores the difficult emotional terrain of father/son relationships as seen through Canemaker's own turbulent relationship with his father. Featuring the voices of noted actors Eli Wallach and John Turturro in the roles of father and son, The Moon and the Son combines memory, fact, conjecture, trial transcripts, audio... see more
Documentary | Biography, Documentary, History | 1h 28min
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Traces the Beats from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac's meeting in 1944 at Columbia University to the deaths of Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs in 1997. Three actors provide dramatic interpretations of the work of these three writers, and the film chronicles their friendships, their arrival into American consciousness, their travels, frequent parodies, Kerouac's death, and Ginsberg's politicization... see more
Mac
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 57min
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Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first, they work for Polowski, who does shoddy work and cheats on his jobs. When the brothers can no longer take being employed by such an angry vitriolic boss who takes no pride in his work, they set up their own company... see more
Somewhere Tonight
[2011]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 25min
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A pair of lonely lovers meet while chatting on a phone sex line.
Movie | Comedy
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Two friends, founders of a cooperative that produce couches and that it is found in a situation of bankruptcy, a night, while they are digging for hiding some stems that it would cost too much to digest, they discover some oil. This will make contradictions and conflicts explode among the two.
Sugartime
[1995]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 51min
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Purportedly true story of the affair between singer Phyllis McGuire, and Mafia boss Sam Giancana, famous for his alleged connections to John F Kennedy and Frank Sinatra.
Men of Respect
[1990]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 53min
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A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on others. However, with power comes consequences that are also predicted by the seer.
Secret Passage
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama
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Isabel and Clara are growing up in a time of terror. It is 1492, and Spain has decreed that all Jews must either convert to Catholicism, go into exile or face trial and execution. Although forcibly baptized, the sisters are chased through Christendom until they arrive in Venice. It is in this great maritime empire, where opulence rhymes with tolerance, that Isabel organizes secret passages for refugees... see more
2BPerfectlyHonest
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 28min
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Business partners Frank and Josh go bankrupt after their dot-com start-up collapses before it goes online. Frank, a bachelor and broke, reluctantly moves back home to live with his parents while Josh, a hippie computer wiz who's married and has a son, is forced to consider the unthinkable - getting a real job.
Movie | Drama | 1h 17min
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In Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy, actor John Turturro (Barton Fink, Do the Right Thing) takes audiences on a haunting, intimate journey to his maternal homeland of Sicily. There, while exploring the island's vanishing traditions, he is taken under the wing of one of the puppet theater's few remaining practitioners, Mimmo Cuticchio, who instructs him in the distinctively Sicilian art of puppetry... see more
Hair
[2017]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 5min
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Directed by John Turturro, featuring John Turturro and Bobby Cannavale. The film takes place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and features an improvised conversation about a man's particularity for his hair.
Two Thousand and None
[2000]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 34min
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A paleontologist is diagnosed with a fatal brain disease and, rather than falling into a depression, explodes into life.
H&M Holiday 2017
[2017]
 
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Short Movie | Short
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The film tells a story of a parallel fantasy world filled with memorable characters and a universal message of caring for one another.
Transformers
[2007]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2h 24min
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An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.
Transformers: The Last Knight
[2017]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2h 34min
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A deadly threat from Earth's history reappears, and a hunt for a lost artifact takes place between Autobots and Decepticons, while Optimus Prime encounters his creator in space.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
[2011]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2h 34min
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The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.
Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2h 30min
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Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
The Big Lebowski
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 1h 57min
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"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Exodus: Gods and Kings
[2014]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 2h 30min
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The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
The Taking of Pelham 123
[2009]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Thriller | 1h 46min
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Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Cars 2
[2011]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Animation, Comedy | 1h 46min
Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.
Anger Management
[2003]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 46min
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Dave Buznik is a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger-management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor.
The Ridiculous 6
[2015]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Western | 1h 59min
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An outlaw who was raised by Native Americans discovers that he has five half-brothers; together the men go on a mission to find their wayward, deadbeat dad.
Raging Bull
[1980]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Sport | 2h 9min
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An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.
The Good Shepherd
[2006]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Thriller | 2h 47min
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The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.
Rounders
[1998]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 2h 1min
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A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.
Flight of the Conchords
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music, Musical | 28min
Bret and Jemaine are Flight of the Conchords, a folk-rock band from New Zealand living in New York City in search of stardom.
Collateral Damage
[2002]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1h 48min
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After his family is killed by a terrorist act, a firefighter goes in search of the one responsible.
Monk
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery | 44min
Created by:
Adrian Monk is a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way.
Hands of Stone
[2016]
 
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Movie | Action, Biography, Drama | 1h 51min
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The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Do the Right Thing
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h
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On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
The Color of Money
[1986]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sport | 1h 59min
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Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.
He Got Game
[1998]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sport | 2h 16min
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A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Hannah and Her Sisters
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 46min
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Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Summer of Sam
[1999]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 2h 22min
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Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
God's Pocket
[2014]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 28min
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A blue collar worker tries to cover things up when his stepson is killed in a suspicious accident, but a local reporter senses that something's amiss.
Miracle at St. Anna
[2008]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 2h 40min
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Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.
Margot at the Wedding
[2007]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 31min
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Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.
Romance & Cigarettes
[2005]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 1h 45min
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A down-and-dirty musical set in the world of working-class New York, tells a story of a husband's journey into infidelity and redemption when he must choose between his seductive mistress and his beleaguered wife.
Fearless
[1993]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 2h 2min
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A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.
The Man Who Cried
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Romance | 1h 40min
Directed by:
A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.
To Live and Die in L.A.
[1985]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 56min
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A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Difficult People
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Created by:
Life is really tough for Julie and Billy, two 30-something aspiring comics living and working in New York City. While their friends and acquaintances move on to find success and love, they continue to struggle with careers and relationships, getting more bitter by the day.
State of Grace
[1990]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 2h 14min
Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.
Desperately Seeking Susan
[1985]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 44min
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A bored suburban housewife, seeking escape from her life, suffers amnesia after an accident, wakes up, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.
Jungle Fever
[1991]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 12min
Directed by:
Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.
Landline
[2017]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 37min
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In 1995, a teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan discovers that her father is having an affair.
She Hate Me
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 18min
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Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.
Cradle Will Rock
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 12min
Directed by:
A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Slipstream
[2007]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 36min
Directed by:
Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his characters start to appear in his life, and vice versa.
Mo' Better Blues
[1990]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Romance | 2h 10min
Directed by:
Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.
Gung Ho
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 51min
Directed by:
When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liaison must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor.
The Nutcracker in 3D
[2010]
 
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Movie | Action, Family, Fantasy | 1h 50min
In 1920s Vienna, a young girl receives a magical doll on Christmas Eve.
Rio, I Love You
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 50min
A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
Girl 6
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 48min
Directed by:
This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work and desperate for money, she decides to take a job as a phone-sex operator. Here, unlike her previous dealings with potential employers, her (female) boss is kind, caring, and sensitive. Later, she begins to get... see more
Christmas Story
[2007]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 1h 23min
Directed by:
The touching story of how Santa Claus came to be Santa.
The 74th Golden Globe Awards
[2017]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 3h
Directed by:
Comic Jimmy Fallon hosts a celebration of achievements in television and film, with actors Steve Carell, Anna Kendrick, Sofía Vergara and Brie Larson presenting awards and Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep receiving the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Baseball
[1994]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary, History, Sport | 9h
A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.
The Sicilian
[1987]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 55min
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Egocentric bandit Salvatore Giuliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.
The Flamingo Kid
[1984]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 40min
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Set in Brooklyn, 1963, Jeffrey Willis has just finished high school and isn't quite sure what the future holds. His parents expect him to go to college but he is starting to find his close-knit family stifling. He gets a summer job at the Flamingo beach club where he meets Phil Brody, a successful car dealer who fills Jeffrey's head with ideas about how to make his fortune. Phil is everything Jeffrey... see more
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
[2013]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 21min
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The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité.
Company Man
[2000]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 26min
A high school teacher in the 60s becomes an international spy and becomes involved in a plot to overthrow Fidel Castro.
Catchfire
[1990]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1h 56min
A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.
The Bronx Is Burning
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Sport | 1h
A look at the New York Yankees attempt to win the 1977 World Series. Based on Jonathan Mahler's book "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning."
Five Corners
[1987]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 30min
Directed by:
A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
[2017]
 
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TV Special | 2h 13min
Directed by: ,
The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will honor the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2016 until May 31, 2017, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Illuminata
[1998]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 59min
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It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that involves influential critic Bevalaqua, theatre star Celimene, young lead actors and other theatre residents.
The New Yorker Presents
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 30min
Directed by:
From award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions, Amazon Prime Video presents a groundbreaking new series that brings America's most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker, to the screen with documentaries, short narrative films, comedy, poetry, animation, and cartoons from the hands of acclaimed filmmakers and artists. Produced by Jigsaw Productions and Condé Nast Entertainment.
TV Series | Documentary
Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities. In each episode, a set of featured guests view their ancestral histories, learn connections, and discover secrets about their lineage, while sharing the emotional experience with viewers. Gates guides them as they... see more
The Search for One-eye Jimmy
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 20min
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While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters who are conducting the search to find him.
Search and Destroy
[1995]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
Directed by:
A satire about desperate hustling, pop philosophy and big money.
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h
Directed by:
Comedian Rosie O'Donnell produces and hosts her first daytime talk show that focuses on interviews with celebrities about acting, writing, charity work and family life.
Brando
[2007]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 2h 45min
Directed by:
The life and legacy of Marlon Brando and how he changed acting.
Exterminator 2
[1984]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 29min
Directed by:
The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.
Off Beat
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 1h 32min
Directed by:
Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer/friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in the show by posing as a police officer. He falls for a female officer in the show and gets into various scrapes with fellow cops and also crooks. And he dances.
Sacco and Vanzetti
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 20min
Directed by:
The story of two Italian immigrant radicals who were executed in 1927 offers insights into present-day issues of civil liberties and the rights of immigrants.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 19min
Directed by:
An exploration into the life and art of the renowned author of "Last Exit To Brooklyn" and "Requiem For A Dream." Hubert Selby Jr., a self-described "scream looking for a mouth," against all odds, reached international acclaim with his controversial novels. His is a classic story of the great American novelist, overcoming tuberculosis, drug addiction and financial ruin, Selby eventually triumphed in... see more
Animals with the Tollkeeper
[1998]
 
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Movie | Fantasy, Romance | 1h 43min
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While looking for paradise, a cab driver suddenly falls in love.
The 67th Annual Academy Awards
[1995]
 
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TV Special | Family | 3h 35min
Directed by:
Lesser Prophets
[1997]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 32min
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The police have three bookies under surveillance, but they escape and set up shop elsewhere. By chance, one of the police finds them; instead of turning them in, he demands money that his brother, now a suicide, had lost to them. An odd guy named Leon, not entirely compus mentus, knows one of the bookies, brings them a tip on a sure thing, and they bet the farm. Meanwhile, Leon has befriended a kid... see more
Frank Serpico
[2017]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 38min
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In his own words, Frank Serpico tells the story of his one-man crusade for police reform in the NYPD during the early 1970s.
Gods Behaving Badly
[2013]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
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Greek gods living in modern-day New York intervene in the lives of a young couple.
O.K. Garage
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 30min
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Two best friends, Sean and Johnny, fall in love with school teacher Rachel, whose car breaks down all the time...
The Italian Americans
[2014]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary
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Up Close with Carrie Keagan
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
Hamburgers are nice. So yeah brah. Where the bathroom? Ill find my way out.
Opopomoz
[2003]
 
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Movie | Animation, Family | 1h 15min
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The story takes place in Naples on the eve of Christmas. Rocco is a small boy, the son of Peppino and Mariu. But his parents are expecting the imminent birth of his little brother, Franceschiello, which must be born on 25 December. Seeing his parents busy in anticipation of the arrival of the little brother, Rocco is persuaded that Franceschiello will steal the love of his parents. It is at this time... see more
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 30min
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On the 35th anniversary of the release of the landmark film "The Godfather," (March 15, 1972) we look back at the time and place of the film's conception and shooting. Forces in the film industry were in conflict: Hollywood was on the decline toward cultural irrelevance, conglomerates were taking over the storied movie studios and a new generation of auteur filmmakers including the young and then unknown... see more
The 61st Annual Tony Awards
[2007]
 
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TV Special
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Lost Bohemia
[2010]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 17min
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For over a century, Carnegie Hall rented affordable studio apartments atop the famous music hall to artistic tenants such as Marlon Brando, Paddy Chayefsky and Isadora Duncan. As a privileged tenant, director Josef Birdman Astor began to videotape his neighbors whose lives intersected with decades of artistic history, but his project changed when the landlord served everyone with eviction notices for... see more
The Fortunate Pilgrim
[1988]
 
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Mini Series | 4h 10min
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This TV mini-series was based on much-praised novel by Mario Puzo. The novel tells the story of the Angeluzzi-Corbos family, a family of immigrants living an adopted life in New York City. The head of the family is Lucia Santa, a wife, widow and mother of two families. It is her formidable will that steers them through the Great Depression and the early years of World War II. But she cannot prevent... see more
Hollywood Greats
[1977]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, History | 40min
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Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.
Split Screen
[1997]
 
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TV Series
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Split Screen is an irreverent, sly, magazine format show which looks at the tremendous diversity within the world of independent filmmaking in the United States. Created, written and hosted by long-time producer/talent scout John Pierson, this half hour television series breaks through all the highbrow stuff to illustrate why independent moviemaking is so much fun. Pierson travels all over the country... see more
Senza Lucio
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, Music | 1h 26min
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TV Special | Music
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Canada A.M.
[1972]
 
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TV Series | News | 2h 30min
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 19min
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 30min
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Park Bench with Steve Buscemi
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show
Steve Buscemi interviews fellow celebrities on a park bench.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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Our World
[2007]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 49min
This episode of the BBC news show Our World follows a number of people who despite growing up in the U.K. were not allowed to become citizens of the country and were deported after reaching the age of 18.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 22min
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Spike Lee's filmmaking career is examined in this partial making-of for the film 25th Hour (2002). Interviews with cast members from this film and his past successes give us an idea what kind of dedicated person he truly is.
New York at the Movies
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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Meryl Streep conducts us to a trip to New York City as presented in many films during the 20th Century, and how its cultural importance and impact are important to viewers. With a comprehensive gathering of clips from films between 1910's and 1990's, the documentary presents the mandatory classic films that presented the city and its multiple cultural variations, situations and the great stories filmed... see more
Documentary | Documentary
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Documentary portrays the saga of how Italian Americans went from being outsiders who were stereotyped as gangsters in American movies to insiders in Hollywood who took control of their own stories. Interviews, film clips and home movies from Italian American filmmakers highlight personal experiences and comment on Hollywood's politics and cultural impact.
Making 'Do the Right Thing'
[1989]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h
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The Behind-the-Scenes documentary of the dramatic comedy Do the Right Thing.
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary, Short | 17min
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Documentary | Documentary | 2h 15min
The definitive feature-length documentary on the creation of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen".
Che tempo che fa
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h 20min
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TV Movie | Comedy | 1h
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Documentary | Documentary | 55min
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The True Adventures of Wolfboy
[2018]
 
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Movie | Drama
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Follows a young boy who runs away from home in the search of his estranged mother.
The Jesus Rolls
[2019]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 57min
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A spin-off of The Big Lebowski centered on the notable bowler, Jesus Quintana.
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