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Dolemite Is My Name
  • Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
  • Drama, Comedy, History
  • The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.
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Dolemite Is My Name
Death and Nightingales
  • Death and Nightingales (2018)
  • Drama, History, TV Movie
  • An epic tale of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge set in the Irish countryside in 1885.
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Death and Nightingales
Darkest Hour
  • Darkest Hour (2017)
  • Drama, History
  • A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.
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Darkest Hour
Downton Abbey
  • Downton Abbey (2019)
  • Drama, History
  • The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.
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Downton Abbey
Danger Close
  • Danger Close (2019)
  • Drama, Action, History, War
  • Vietnam War, 1966. Australia and New Zealand send troops to support the United States and South Vietnamese in their fight against the communist North. Soldiers are very young men, recruits and volunteers who have never been involved in a combat. On August 18th, members of Delta Company will face the true horror of a ruthless battle among the trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tân. They are barely a hundred. The enemy is a human wave ready to destroy them.
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Danger Close
Dallas Buyers Club
  • Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
  • Drama, History
  • Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
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Dallas Buyers Club
Driven
  • Driven (2018)
  • History, Thriller
  • FBI informant Jim Hoffman lures troubled automobile magnate John DeLorean to an undercover sting for cocaine trafficking.
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Driven
Defiance
  • Defiance (2008)
  • Drama, Action, History, War
  • Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.
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Defiance
Detroit
  • Detroit (2017)
  • Drama, History, Thriller, Crime
  • A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
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Detroit
Denial
  • Denial (2016)
  • Drama, History
  • Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.
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Denial
Death of a Nation
  • Death of a Nation (2018)
  • History, Documentary
  • Parallels are drawn between Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the presidency of Donald Trump. Not since 1860 have the Democrats so fanatically refused to accept the result of a free election. That year, their target was Lincoln. They smeared him. They went to war to defeat him. In the end, they assassinated him.
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Death of a Nation
Demetrius and the Gladiators
  • Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
  • Adventure, History
  • The story picks up at the point where "The Robe" ends, following the martyrdom of Diana and Marcellus. Christ's robe is conveyed to Peter for safe-keeping, but the emperor Caligula wants it back to benefit from its powers. Marcellus' former slave Demetrius seeks to prevent this, and catches the eye of Messalina, wife to Caligula's uncle Claudius. Messalina tempts Demetrius, he winds up fighting in the arena, and wavers in his faith.
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Demetrius and the Gladiators
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
  • Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)
  • Comedy, History, Documentary
  • A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010, featuring rare and never before seen footage, this is the mind boggling story of The National Lampoon from its subversive and electrifying beginnings, to rebirth as an unlikely Hollywood heavyweight, and beyond. A humour empire like no other, the impact of the magazines irreverent, often shocking, sensibility was nothing short of seismic: this is an institution whose (drunk stoned brilliant) alumni left their fingerprints all over popular culture. Both insanely great and breathtakingly innovative, The National Lampoon created the foundation of modern comic sensibility by setting the bar in comedy impossibly high.
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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
Dark Matter
  • Dark Matter (2008)
  • Drama, History
  • Liu Xing a brilliant Chinese student, arrives at University and makes the transition into American life with the help of Joanna Silver. Xing joins a cosmology group working to create a model of the origins of the universe. He is obsessed with the study of dark matter and a theory that conflicts with the group's model. When he begins to make breakthroughs of his own, he encounters obstructions.
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Dark Matter
Drums Along the Mohawk
  • Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
  • Drama, History, War
  • Albany, New York, 1776. After marrying, Gil and Lana travel north to settle on a small farm in the Mohawk River Valley, but soon their growing prosperity and happiness are threatened by the sinister sound of drums that announce dark times of revolution and war.
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Drums Along the Mohawk
Drum
  • Drum (1976)
  • Drama, Action, History, Thriller
  • A mid-19th century mulatto slave is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society.
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Drum
Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC
  • Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC (2012)
  • History, Documentary
  • An independent documentary directed by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau. The film explores the definition, history, culture, social impact and global influence of New York's outdoor summer basketball scene, the worldwide 'Mecca' of the sport.
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Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC
Darwin's Darkest Hour
  • Darwin's Darkest Hour (2009)
  • Drama, History, Documentary
  • In 1858 Charles Darwin struggles to publish one of the most controversial scientific theories ever conceived, while he and his wife Emma confront family tragedy.
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Darwin's Darkest Hour
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
  • Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
  • Drama, History
  • True story of the doctor who considered it was not immoral to search for a drug that would cure syphillis.
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Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Disraeli
  • Disraeli (1929)
  • Drama, History
  • Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.
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Disraeli
December 7th
  • December 7th (1943)
  • Action, History, War
  • "Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the Japanese reinforcements. This film exists in two versions. This longer, unreleased cut (which is rarely screened) brackets this material fictional sequences. The introductory sequence shows Uncle Sam on vacation in Hawaii on December 6th. A character embodying the Voice of Responsibility warns him that ignoring Japanese immigrant Fifth Column activity will lead to disaster. The concluding sequence the ghost of a serviceman killed in the attack discussing how the US will beat the Japanese with the ghost of a Revolutionary War soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
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December 7th
Dream Horse
  • Dream Horse (2020)
  • Drama, History
  • A barmaid recruits her husband and a group of others to assist her in training a racehorse in the Welsh countryside.
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Dream Horse
De Sade
  • De Sade (1969)
  • Drama, History, Thriller
  • The 18th-century French marquis (Keir Dullea) recalls his sadomasochistic experiments and goes to jail for lewd behavior.
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De Sade
Damaso
  • Damaso (2019)
  • History, Music
  • A musical film protraying Padre Damaso, Jose Rizal's famous villain in his book 'Noli Me Tangere.
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Damaso
Dinner with the Alchemist
  • Dinner with the Alchemist (2016)
  • Drama, History, Mystery
  • In the early 1900s, a wealthy alchemist, Jacques St. Germaine travels to New Orleans to seek help from the legendary voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau. When multiple murders are uncovered, Jacques and the quarreling locals butt heads as they try to discover the identity of the killer. Featuring a cast of characters pulled from actual police reports, Dinner With the Alchemist weaves historical fact and imaginative storytelling into a mysterious supernatural drama.
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Dinner with the Alchemist
December Heat
  • December Heat (2008)
  • Drama, Action, History, War
  • The young country of Estonia is dancing to the jazzy tune of the 1920's when on December 1, 1924, the capital Tallinn is overrun by members of the Comintern in an attempt to stage a Communist coup. The film follows the fates of a young soldier called Tanel and his wife, a telephone operator named Anna, amidst the ensuing chaos which determines whether the country remains independent or becomes a minor province in the Communist Empire.
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December Heat
Day One
  • Day One (1989)
  • Drama, History, TV Movie
  • Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to head the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, where the bomb is built. As World War II draws to a close, Szilard has second thoughts about atomic weapons, and policy makers debate how and when to use the bomb.
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Day One
D.O.A.
  • D.O.A. (1980)
  • History, Documentary, Music
  • Documentary chronicaling the rise and fall of the punk movement with rare interview footage of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. Also concert and news footage.
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D.O.A.
Double Crossbones
  • Double Crossbones (1951)
  • Adventure, Comedy, History
  • Falsely accused by the corrupt Governor Elden of Charleston of fencing stolen pirate booty, young Davey Crandall and friend Tom Botts buy passage on the ship of local buccaneer Bloodthirsty Ben. They avoid being killed by faking a case of the pox, which causes the panicked captain and crew to desert the ship. The two find themselves alone, and when a lucky cannon shot hits a mast on a British ship, they find themselves mistaken for pirates. They sail to Tortuga, where they recruit such notorious corsairs as Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Anne Bonney, and Blackbeard to lay siege to Chaleston and expose the villain Elden.
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Double Crossbones
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis
  • DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
  • Drama, History
  • This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the day of the attacks, and following the President's journey to Ground Zero, culminating with his now famous national address nine days after the attacks.
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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis