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World Trade Center
  • World Trade Center (2006)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.
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World Trade Center 2006
Hammer of the Gods
  • Hammer of the Gods (2013)
  • Adventure, Action, History,
  • Action epic sees a passionate young man transform into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother Hakan The Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom.
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Hammer of the Gods 2013
The Man Who Invented Christmas
  • The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
  • Drama, History,
  • After a series his books have been flops, Charles Dickens decides to write and self-publish A Christmas Carol.
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The Man Who Invented Christmas 2017
The Best Years of Our Lives
  • The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • The Best Years of Our Lives is a classic film from director Williams Wyler about three war veterans. The film earned seven Oscars in 1946.
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The Best Years of Our Lives 1946
Cleopatra
  • Cleopatra (1963)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on to the throne and seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison). When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony (Richard Burton), who vows to take power -- but Caesar's successor (Roddy McDowall) has other plans.
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Cleopatra 1963
Good Night, and Good Luck.
  • Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
  • Drama, History,
  • George Clooney’s fact-based drama about the famous radio journalist Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
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Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005
Pompeii
  • Pompeii (2014)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, Romance,
  • Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
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Pompeii 2014
Gandhi
  • Gandhi (1982)
  • Drama, History,
  • In 1893, Gandhi is thrown off a South African train for being an Indian and traveling in a first class compartment. Gandhi realizes that the laws are biased against Indians and decides to start a non-violent protest campaign for the rights of all Indians in South Africa. After numerous arrests and the unwanted attention of the world, the government finally relents by recognizing rights for Indians, though not for the native blacks of South Africa. After this victory, Gandhi is invited back to India, where he is now considered something of a national hero. He is urged to take up the fight for India's independence from the British Empire. Gandhi agrees, and mounts a non-violent non-cooperation campaign of unprecedented scale, coordinating millions of Indians nationwide. There are some setbacks, such as violence against the protesters and Gandhi's occasional imprisonment. Nevertheless...
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Gandhi 1982
The Thin Red Line
  • The Thin Red Line (1998)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived. A powerful frontline cast - including Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.
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The Thin Red Line 1998
Alexander
  • Alexander (2004)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, Documentary, Romance, War,
  • Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians he leads his Army across the then known world venturing further than any Westerner had ever gone all the way to India.
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Alexander 2004
Marie Antoinette
  • Marie Antoinette (2006)
  • Drama, History,
  • The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
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Marie Antoinette 2006
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • This movie is a Sequel to the First Elizabeth movie from 1998, and takes place in the 15th century, following the virgin queen of England, and her epic battle against the Spanish fleet
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007
Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth (1998)
  • Drama, History,
  • This film details the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, as played by Cate Blanchett. The main focus is the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
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Elizabeth 1998
A Bridge Too Far
  • A Bridge Too Far (1977)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • Tells the story of operation Market Garden. A failed attempt by the allies in the latter stages of WWII to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and the presence of two crack German panzer divisions meant that the final part of this operation (the bridge in Arnhem over the Rhine) was doomed to failure.
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A Bridge Too Far 1977
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
  • Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.
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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House 2017
Pretty Baby
  • Pretty Baby (1978)
  • Drama, History,
  • Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields). When Violet is brought on as a working girl by her mother's madam and Hattie skips town to get married, Violet quickly loses her innocence and focuses on reuniting with Bellocq. But a life with Bellocq is compromised for Violet after her mother returns to town.
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Pretty Baby 1978
The Messenger
  • The Messenger (2009)
  • Drama, History,
  • Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of fallen soldiers. The Sergeant is drawn to Olivia Pitterson (Samantha Morton), to whom he has delivered news of her husband’s death.
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The Messenger 2009
Breach
  • Breach (2007)
  • Drama, History, Thriller, Crime,
  • Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation of Hanssen's sexual habits, however Hanssen is really suspected of spying for the Soviet Union and Russia for years and being responsible for the deaths of agents working for the United States.
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Breach 2007
Toast
  • Toast (2010)
  • Drama, Comedy, History, Family,
  • An adaptation of Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir, Toast is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. Nigel's mother was always a poor cook, but her chronic asthma and addiction to all things canned does not help.
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Toast 2010
Free State of Jones
  • Free State of Jones (2016)
  • Drama, Action, History, Thriller,
  • True Civil War era story about a white Southerner who falls for a slave and consequently rebels against the Confederacy.
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Free State of Jones 2016
Casualties of War
  • Casualties of War (1989)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
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Casualties of War 1989
The New World
  • The New World (2005)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.
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The New World 2005
The Bounty
  • The Bounty (1984)
  • Drama, Action, History,
  • The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.
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The Bounty 1984
Little Buddha
  • Little Buddha (1993)
  • Drama, History,
  • Little Buddha is a movie about the life of Siddhartha starring Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
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Little Buddha 1993
The Iron Lady
  • The Iron Lady (2011)
  • Drama, History,
  • A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
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The Iron Lady 2011
Heaven's Gate
  • Heaven's Gate (1980)
  • Drama, Action, History, Western,
  • Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan Champion (Christopher Walken), a mercenary competing with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson (Isabelle Huppert). As the struggle escalates, Averill and Champion begin to question their decisions.
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Heaven's Gate 1980
The Way Back
  • The Way Back (2010)
  • Adventure, Drama, History,
  • Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film details their perilous & uncertain journey to freedom, as they cross deserts, mountains, & several nations.
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The Way Back 2010
The Assassination of Richard Nixon
  • The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes and comes up with the President of the United States who he plans to murder.
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The Assassination of Richard Nixon 2004
Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
  • Adventure, Drama, History, Romance,
  • The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a paradise for the crew, something completely different than the living hell aboard the ship. On the way back to England, officer Fletcher Christian becomes the leader of a mutiny.
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Mutiny on the Bounty 1962
Che: Part One
  • Che: Part One (2008)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
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Che: Part One 2008
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