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Freedom Writers (2007) with Hilary Swank They take a field trip to the Museum of Tolerance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Writers


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I think it might be called Lorenzo's oil? The part you mentioned was probably the very end of the movie


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I think you are talking about the movie called "Entrapment", starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones. From Imdb: Following the theft of a highly-secured piece of artwork, an agent convinces her insurance agency employers to allow her to wriggle into the company of an aging but active master thief. Connery's burglar takes her on ...


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I'm sort of sure that you're looking for this one Boy A. Plot: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child. The scene you described, Brutally killed a fish with a stick with a nail on it on a lake with his friend brutally (childhood memory) Yes, it's his childhood ...


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Possibly The Tournament (2009) Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash.


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This sounds like A History of Violence, starring Viggo Mortensen: The film stars Viggo Mortensen as the owner of a small-town diner who is thrust into the spotlight after confronting two robbers in self-defense, thus changing his life forever. Supporting evidence from the wiki: He is visited by scarred ...


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Dramas tend to have very involved plots. There are a lot of details to fill in, a lot of twists to the plot, a lot of storytelling. Comedies, on the other hand, often have simpler plots with less details. The focus is on the humor, not necessarily the story (although there has to be a storyline, even if it's simple). With regards to TV shows, most ...


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OK, the plot is kind of in reverse, but this might be it: 1998 drama State of Dogs. Set in Mongolia's capital city, Ulan Bator, the film combines documentary elements with fictional elements in the fragmented, impressionistic and dreamlike story of Baasar, a dog who dies early in the movie [...] According to Mongolian legend, a dog (who is prepared) may ...


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I think you're after Thomasine & Bushrod from 1974. A rare blaxploitation classic starring Vonette McGee & Max Julien, Thomasine & Bushrod was intended as a counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde. This pair of thieves, who operate in the American south between 1911 and 1915, pattern themselves after Robin Hood and hold the White Establishment as (a ...


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You're describing the exact plot of Therese Raquin by Emile Zola. There were many adaptaions of it, but if it's in English & from the 80s, you might be after the 1980 mini-series with Brian Cox. There was also a recent adaptation (2013) with Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Lange that was called In Secret. Here are some clips starring Alan Rickman from the ...


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The suicide scene you mentioned is from Michael Haneke's Cache from 2005 and is indeed shocking. The person in question is near a chair but isn't seated when he does it, though. It can be seen here (WARNING: Graphic) and the trailer is below. A powerful scene in a very good film.


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Sounds like the UK mini-series Any Human Heart from 2010 based on the novel by the same name about the life of a writer called Logan Mountstuart. In episode 3: [Logan's] long estranged son Lionel turns up to see him but the boy dies of a drug overdose [...] Logan has to flee New York after an affair with Monday, his son's girlfriend, who has lied about ...


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Sounds like Alpha House from 2014. When two freshmen pledges are accepted into the biggest party frat on campus (ALPHA HOUSE), they think they have it all. That is, until the assistant dean forces the Alphas to share their house with a sorority or face expulsion from school. Not wanting to see their lifelong dream of becoming Alphas destroyed, the ...


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The Osterman Weekend has a spy's wife murdered by injection in bed.


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Alyssa Rosenberg asks this question in a column she wrote and makes some interesting observations: Louis CK easily filled an hour of comedy with his show. Law & Order, though an hour long, has always been essentially two half-hour dramas (The cop show, then the lawyer show). For the argument that comedies have less storytelling to deal with than ...


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You're looking for Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise from 1991, a film that has since become iconic. During the 2 female protagonists' long and fateful road trip: Heading west, they come across an attractive young man named J.D. (Brad Pitt), and Thelma convinces Louise to let him hitch a ride with them. [...] Thelma invites J.D. into her room and learns ...


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Sounds like The Lover. I have seen it, and I couldn't imagine watching it with my mom. :) Set in 1920s colonial Indochina, a pretty, virginal French teenager (Jane March) meets a handsome Chinese playboy (Tony Leung Ka Fai) from a respectable family. Going against the conventions of their respective societies, the lustful pair begin a torrid affair ...


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Could this be "Only Love" (Made-for-TV 1988)? There's mention in the IMDB reviews that they were medical students working together in Africa, that she has a brain tumour and that there's a cello involved. Told in flashback, a successful neurosurgeon (Rob Morrow) is unexpectedly called upon to treat his former fiancee, Silvia, who is dying from a brain ...


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I don't recall the exact scene you mention but Mata Hari (1985) has a great Nazi lesbian sex scene. It is a soft core porn movie with lots of other similar scenes that might include the one you are talking about, and the subject matter certainly sounds similar.


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TURN ME ON, DAMMIT! is a pretty wacky and fun, Norwegian coming-of-age film from back in 2011, based on a book. The story is set in a remote town in Norway. The female lead, Alma gets "poked" by a guy and the story spreads like wildfire where she is then being made fun of and being called "Dick Alma". Though it handles serious issues, they're handled in an ...


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May be The Day After Trinity Edit : The right answer Fat Man and Little Boy


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This sounds like Diane Keaton's film Unstrung Heroes from 1995 with Andie MacDowell, John Turturro and Michael Richards, but the kid's not exactly an orphan. 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 ...


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This sounds like Bullet from 1996 with Mickey Rourke. Butch "Bullet" Stein is a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. [...] the only people in Butch's corner are his two brothers, the mentally-unhinged Vietnam War veteran Louis and aspiring artist Ruby Bullet is killed in the end and Louis avenges his ...


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Swedish and Danish (and Norwegian) are mutually intelligible. You can compare them to Serbian and Croatian. The danes in the series speak danish and the swedes speak Swedish.


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Sounds like Road North (Tie pohjoiseen) from 2012. From an online review: prodigal father Leo (Vesa-Matti Loiri) reappears drunk on the steps of the apartment of his son Timo (Samuli Edelmann), after abandoning him 35 years earlier. Where classical pianist Timo is disciplined, cultured, and tightly wound, overweight Leo is unprincipled, indulgent, and ...


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On the chance that you might be mis-remembering some details... Erin Brockovich tells the true story of how an "unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply." The movie does not match your description exactly, but this plot description from ...



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