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Pearl Harbor(2001)

PG-13
| 3h 3min | War, History, Romance / Love, Drama
3.5/5 (with 2,390 votes)

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

God's Not Dead(2014)

PG
| 1h 53min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 332 votes)

After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor will fail him.

The Tree of Life(2011)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Drama, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 1,180 votes)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Apollo 13(1995)

PG
| 2h 20min | Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 2,014 votes)

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy.

Powder(1995)

PG-13
| 1h 51min | Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 191 votes)

Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as "Powder" struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do incredible things. This phenomenon changes the lives of all those around him in ways they never could have imagined.

Paris, Texas(1984)

R
| 2h 26min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 534 votes)

A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.

RoboCop 2(1990)

3.0/5 (with 624 votes)

After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. As this menace grows, it may prove to be too much for Murphy to handle. OCP tries to replicate the success of the first unit, but ends up with failed prototypes with suicidal issues... until Dr. Faxx, a scientist straying away from OCP's path, uses Cane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God.

Boyhood(2014)

R
| 2h 45min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 2,069 votes)

The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.

Sidekicks(1992)

PG
| 1h 41min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
2.6/5 (with 54 votes)

Barry is an asthmatic kid having trouble in life. He lives with his father, a computer programmer, in Texas. Barry is struggling to get by in life, dealing with his rough school life, bullies, as well as his health. Barry's only source of enjoyment is fantasizing that he is with Chuck Norris. Barry becomes sick of getting picked on by the bigger guys, and decides to learn karate.

Letters from Iwo Jima(2006)

R
| 2h 21min | Action, Drama, War
3.8/5 (with 712 votes)

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Arlington Road(1999)

R
| 1h 57min | Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 349 votes)

Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes a backseat when a seemingly all-American couple set up house next door.

Terms of Endearment(1983)

PG
| 2h 12min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 258 votes)

Aurora, a finicky woman, is in search of true love while her daughter faces marital issues. Together, they help each other deal with problems and find reasons to live a joyful life.

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Urban Cowboy(1980)

PG
| 2h 12min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 86 votes)

After moving to Pasadena, Texas, country boy Bud Davis starts hanging around a bar called Gilley's, where he falls in love with Sissy, a cowgirl who believes the sexes are equal. They eventually marry, but their relationship is turbulent due to Bud's traditional view of gender roles. Jealousy over his rival leads to their separation, but Bud attempts to win Sissy back by triumphing at Gilley's mechanical bull-riding competition.

Local Hero(1983)

PG
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 101 votes)

An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

Dance with Me(1998)

PG
| 2h 6min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 67 votes)

Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World Open Dance championship in Las Vegas. It soon becomes clear Rafael is a very good dancer, and Ruby is the biggest hope for the studio at the championship.

Dark Angel(1990)

3.0/5 (with 87 votes)

Jack Caine is a Houston vice cop who's forgotten the rule book. His self-appointed mission is to stop the drugs trade and the number one supplier Victor Manning. Whilst involved in an undercover operation to entrap Victor Manning, his partner gets killed, and a sinister newcomer enters the scene...

Reality Bites(1994)

PG-13
| 1h 39min | Drama, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 242 votes)

A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize that reality isn't all it's cracked up to be.

RocketMan(1997)

2.7/5 (with 47 votes)

Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.

The Swarm(1978)

PG
| 1h 56min | Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction
2.6/5 (with 57 votes)

Scientist Dr. Bradford Crane and army general Thalius Slater join forces to fight an almost invisible enemy threatening America; killer bees that have deadly venom and attack without reason. Disaster movie-master Irwin Allen's film contains spectacular special effects, including a train crash caused by the eponymous swarm.

Rushmore(1998)

R
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 872 votes)

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Futureworld(1976)

3.0/5 (with 92 votes)

Two years after the Westworld tragedy in the Delos amusement park, the corporate owners have reopened the park following over $1 billion in safety and other improvements. For publicity purposes, reporters Chuck Browning and Tracy Ballard are invited to review the park. Just prior to arriving at the park, however, Browning is given a clue by a dying man that something is amiss.

Puncture(2011)

R
| 1h 40min | Drama, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 135 votes)

A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.

The Chase(1994)

PG-13
| 1h 29min | Comedy, Thriller, Action, Crime
2.9/5 (with 109 votes)

Jack Hammond is sentenced to life in prison, but manages to escape. To get away from the police he takes a girl as hostage and drives off in her car. The girl happens to be the only daughter of one of the richest men in the state. In a while the car chase is being broadcast live on every TV-channel.

Breast Men(1997)

1h 35min | TV Movie, Drama, Comedy
2.8/5 (with 22 votes)

We follow the two Texas doctors who invented the modern breast implant and its surgical procedure. However, when success and money come their way, they split up and follow different paths. One becomes the surgeon of the everyday woman while the other's career freefalls and has to settle with strippers and actresses. The film covers their history and their inventions, from the sixties until today.

Directed by Lawrence O'Neil - With David Schwimmer, Chris Cooper

Fast Food Nation(2006)

R
| 1h 56min | Drama, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 119 votes)

A dramatised examination of the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food.

Lap Dance(2014)

R
| 1h 40min | Drama
2.1/5 (with 27 votes)

An aspiring actress makes a pact with her fiancé to take a job as an exotic dancer to care for her cancer stricken father. Once the pact the couple made is broken, their lives are changed forever.

Rush(1991)

R
| 2h | Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 39 votes)

Undercover cop Jim Raynor (Jason Patric) is a seasoned veteran. His partner, Kristen Cates (Jennifer Jason Leigh), is lacking in experience, but he thinks she's tough enough to work his next case with him: a deep cover assignment to bring down the notoriously hard-to-capture drug lord Gaines (Gregg Allman). While their relationship turns romantic during the assignment, they also turn into junkies, and will have to battle their own addictions if they want to bring down Gaines once and for all.

Student Bodies(1981)

R
| 1h 26min | Comedy, Horror
2.9/5 (with 26 votes)

This zany send-up of teen slasher flicks features a maniacal psycho known as the Breather (played by Jerry Belson), who stalks –and murders– promiscuous students at a suburban high school. The fanatical killer's unusual weapons include paper clips, blackboard erasers and eggplants. Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Joe Flood, Kevin Mannis and Sara Eckhardt head the cast.

The Evening Star(1996)

3.2/5 (with 23 votes)

Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty line.

Mao's Last Dancer(2009)

PG
| 1h 57min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 38 votes)

At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.

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