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The Physician
  • The Physician (2013)
  • Adventure, Drama, History,
  • The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study medicine under the great Ibn Sina. Through countless ordeals and challenges, and making many sacrifices along the way, he struggles on unwaveringly. His unflagging quest for knowledge leads to the blossoming of friendship and true love.
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The Physician 2013
Eddie the Eagle
  • Eddie the Eagle (2016)
  • Drama, Comedy, History,
  • Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.
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Eddie the Eagle 2016
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
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
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
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
The Right Stuff
  • The Right Stuff (1983)
  • Drama, History,
  • Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be in it. Thrilling, funny, charming and electrifying all at once.
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The Right Stuff 1983
The Longest Day
  • The Longest Day (1962)
  • Drama, Action, History, War,
  • The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, the US, Britain, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day"
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The Longest Day 1962
Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • Based on the internationally acclaimed novel by Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha is a sweeping romantic epic set in a mysterious and exotic world that still casts a potent spell today. The story begins in the years before WWII when a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
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Memoirs of a Geisha 2005
The Conspirator
  • The Conspirator (2010)
  • Drama, History, Crime,
  • Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
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The Conspirator 2010
J. Edgar
  • J. Edgar (2011)
  • Drama, History, Crime,
  • As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
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J. Edgar 2011
Video Games: The Movie
  • Video Games: The Movie (2014)
  • Animation, History, Documentary,
  • From executive producer Zach Braff and director Jeremy Snead, "Video Games: The Movie" is an epic feature length documentary chronicling the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry. Narrated by Sean Astin and featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, "Video Games: The Movie" is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox and an eye-opening look at what lies ahead.
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Video Games: The Movie 2014
Tokyo Trial
  • Tokyo Trial (2017)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • In the wake of World War II, 11 Allied judges are tasked with weighing the fates of Japanese war criminals in a tense international trial.
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Tokyo Trial 2017
The 33
  • The 33 (2015)
  • Drama, History,
  • Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
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The 33 2015
Charlie Wilson's War
  • Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
  • Drama, Comedy, History,
  • A drama based on Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
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Charlie Wilson's War 2007
Serpico
  • Serpico (1973)
  • Drama, History, Crime,
  • Serpico is a 1973 American biopic directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Al Pacino. It's based on Peter Maas' biography of NYPD officer Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose corruption in the force. The film and its principals were nominated for numerous awards, and together with Scarecrow, which was released the same year, it marked the big breakthrough for Al Pacino. The film was also a commercial success.
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Serpico 1973
Hotel Rwanda
  • Hotel Rwanda (2004)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.
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Hotel Rwanda 2004
Testament of Youth
  • Testament of Youth (2014)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.
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Testament of Youth 2014
The Railway Man
  • The Railway Man (2013)
  • Drama, History,
  • A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.
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The Railway Man 2013
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
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
Escape from Alcatraz
Escape from Alcatraz 1979
Bobby
  • Bobby (2006)
  • Drama, History,
  • In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
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Bobby 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
Chariots of Fire
  • Chariots of Fire (1981)
  • Drama, History,
  • Based on the true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four, including Best Picture.
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Chariots of Fire 1981
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
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
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
Cinderella Man
  • Cinderella Man (2005)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • Cinderella Man is the story of a boxer in the 1920’s who after his retirement has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state. The film is based on the true story of boxer Jim Braddock who was more famously known as Cinderella Man.
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Cinderella Man 2005
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • A wartime drama about the 1920’s Irish revolution against the British. The Irish medical student Damian is about to start his new job in London as he is witness to the mercenary atrocities of the British and decides to join his brother in the resistance group I.R.A to fight for Irish independence.
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley 2006
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