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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)
  • History,
  • The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.
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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women 2017
1492: Conquest of Paradise
  • 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History,
  • 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
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1492: Conquest of Paradise 1992
The Lost City of Z
  • The Lost City of Z (2017)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History,
  • In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned.
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The Lost City of Z 2017
Goodbye Christopher Robin
  • Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
  • History, Family,
  • The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.
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Goodbye Christopher Robin 2017
Kingdom of Heaven
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, War,
  • After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
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Kingdom of Heaven 2005
The Zookeeper's Wife
  • The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
  • Drama, History,
  • The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
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The Zookeeper's Wife 2017
The Last Samurai
  • The Last Samurai (2003)
  • Drama, Action, History, War,
  • Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare -- in this lush epic set in the 1870s, which finds Algren learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.
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The Last Samurai 2003
Black Hawk Down
  • Black Hawk Down (2001)
  • Action, History, War,
  • When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
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Black Hawk Down 2001
Munich
  • Munich (2005)
  • Drama, Action, History, Thriller,
  • During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.
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Munich 2005
Zero Dark Thirty
  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
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Zero Dark Thirty 2012
Silence
  • Silence (2016)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • In the 17th century two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity.
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Silence 2016
The Man with the Iron Heart
  • The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)
  • Action, History, Thriller,
  • 1942 : The Third Reich is at his peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII : Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, Joseph Gacik and Jan Kubis, are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader : Reinhardt Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo and the architect of the "Final Solution".
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The Man with the Iron Heart 2017
Assassin's Creed
  • Assassin's Creed (2016)
  • Adventure, Fantasy, Action, History, Science Fiction,
  • Lynch discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.
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Assassin's Creed 2016
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur 2016
In the Heart of the Sea
  • In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, Thriller,
  • In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.
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In the Heart of the Sea 2015
Changeling
  • Changeling (2008)
  • Drama, History, Mystery,
  • Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
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Changeling 2008
The Angel
  • The Angel (2018)
  • Drama, Action, History, Thriller, War,
  • True story of Ashraf Marwan, who was President Nasser's son-in-law and special adviser and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat - while simultaneously Israeli Intelligence's most precious asset of the 20th century. Based on NYT bestselling book 'The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel' by Uri Bar-Joseph.
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The Angel 2018
The Last Emperor
  • The Last Emperor (1987)
  • Drama, History,
  • A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.
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The Last Emperor 1987
Rules of Engagement
  • Rules of Engagement (2000)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, War,
  • Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.
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Rules of Engagement 2000
Amadeus
  • Amadeus (1984)
  • Drama, History, Music,
  • The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.
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Amadeus 1984
The Founder
  • The Founder (2016)
  • Drama, History,
  • The story of McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc.
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The Founder 2016
We Were Soldiers
  • We Were Soldiers (2002)
  • Action, History, War,
  • The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
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We Were Soldiers 2002
The Great Escape
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War,
  • The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security "escape-proof" camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.
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The Great Escape 1963
The Elephant Man
  • The Elephant Man (1980)
  • Drama, History,
  • A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.
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The Elephant Man 1980
Milk
  • Milk (2008)
  • Drama, History,
  • The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and old, straight and gay, alike – at a time when prejudice and violence against gays was openly accepted as the norm.
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Milk 2008
The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • A classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson , the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans.
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The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957
Jobs
  • Jobs (2013)
  • Drama, History,
  • The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
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Jobs 2013
Agora
  • Agora (2009)
  • Adventure, Drama, History,
  • A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
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Agora 2009
Spartacus
  • Spartacus (1960)
  • Drama, Action, History,
  • Spartacus is a 1960 American historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. The film stars Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave Spartacus who leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire. The film was awarded four Oscars and stands today as one of the greatest classics of the Sword and Sandal genre.
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Spartacus 1960
Valkyrie
  • Valkyrie (2008)
  • Drama, History, Thriller, War,
  • Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer.
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Valkyrie 2008
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