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The Doctor Blake Mysteries

The Doctor Blake Mysteries

The Doctor Blake Mysteries

IMDb: 7.1
2013
min

Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning to take over not only his dead father’s medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town’s police surgeon, only to find change is afoot, nothing is sacred, and no one is safe.

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Backyard Ashes

Backyard Ashes

Backyard Ashes

IMDb: 5.3
2013
90min

Dougie Waters loves nothing more than a weekend barbie and cricket match with his mates. But his paradise on earth is destroyed when his best mate and neighbour Norm is forced to leave town and their new boss, a pompous English administrator called Edward Lords, moves in. The animosity between the two men peaks during one fateful backyard cricket match when Dougie hits a ball that accidentally stuns Edward’s prize winning cat, Dexter. The cat falls into the roaring BBQ and is instantly incinerated, leaving only ashes. Dougie’s son captures footage of the unfortunate event on camera and it is uploaded onto YouTube where the video instantly goes viral! The idea of a backyard cricketing challenge is hatched, with the winner keeping the ashes of Edward’s deceased cat, Dexter. The two teams battle it out in the greatest game of backyard cricket ever for the Backyard Ashes.

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An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

IMDb: 6.9
1999
97min

Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old, and, for him, takes the whole thing pretty seriously.

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The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire

IMDb: 5.8
2000
95min

Based on the popular books, the story tells of Tony who wants a friend to add some adventure to his life. What he gets is Rudolph, a vampire kid with a good appetite. The two end up inseparable, but their fun is cut short when all the hopes of the vampire race could be gone forever in single night. With Tony’s access to the daytime world, he helps them to find what they’ve always wanted.

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WarGames

WarGames

WarGames

IMDb: 7.1
1983
114min

High School student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department’s war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions! Together with his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent…and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

IMDb: 6.9
2015
82min

In this documentary, recovering addict and amputee John Wood finds himself in a stranger-than-fiction battle to reclaim his mummified leg from Southern entrepreneur Shannon Whisnant, who found it in a grill he bought at an auction and believes it therefore to be his rightful property.

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The Avengers

The Avengers

The Avengers

IMDb: 3.7
1998
89min

British Ministry agent John Steed, under direction from “Mother”, investigates a diabolical plot by arch-villain Sir August de Wynter to rule the world with his weather control machine. Steed investigates the beautiful Doctor Mrs. Emma Peel, the only suspect, but simultaneously falls for her and joins forces with her to combat Sir August.

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The Young Americans

The Young Americans

The Young Americans

IMDb: 5.8
1993
103min

Experienced New York Police Detective John Harris is sent to London to help a local task force investigate a series of gangster killings organized by a new player in town, an American.With the help of a young teen wronged by gangsters, Harris navigates London’s seedy, drug-fueled underworld in order to take down its new criminal empire.

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Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke

IMDb: 7.0
1985
121min

Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they must try to overthrow the corrupt Bishop and in doing so break the spell.

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Citizen X

Citizen X

Citizen X

IMDb: 7.6
1995
105min

Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case.

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Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Jumpin’ Jack Flash

IMDb: 5.8
1986
100min

Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a strange message from an unknown source. The message is coded. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is chased. Throughout she remains in contact with this unknown person, who needs Terry to help save his life.

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Lady Jane

Lady Jane

Lady Jane

IMDb: 7.2
1986
142min

The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to Lady Jane Grey, whom he places on the throne after Edward dies. At first hostile to each other, Guildford and Jane fall in love. But they cannot withstand the course of power which will lead to their ultimate downfall.

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Sabrina

Sabrina

Sabrina

IMDb: 6.3
1995
127min

An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.

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Shadowlands

Shadowlands

Shadowlands

IMDb: 7.4
1993
131min

C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham

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Murder in the Outback

Murder in the Outback

Murder in the Outback

IMDb: 6.5
2007
94min

After surviving the terrifying outback abduction of her boyfriend, Joanne Lees became the victim of a relentless trial by media across two continents. With no body to speak of, reported ‘sightings’ of Peter, and revelations Joanne had cheated on her boyfriend, the public and media in both Britain and Australia refused to accept Joanne’s innocence on face value. This is the story of one young woman’s courage in the face of one of the most mysterious crimes in Australian history.

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The White Countess

The White Countess

The White Countess

IMDb: 6.7
2005
135min

The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, “The White Countess” is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a blind American diplomat named Jackson (Ralph Fiennes), who asks Sofia to be the centerpiece of the world he wants to create.

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