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Dunkirk
  • Dunkirk (2017)
  • Drama, Action, History, Thriller, War
  • The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
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Dunkirk
Darkest Hour
  • Darkest Hour (2017)
  • Drama, History, War
  • 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
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
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
Demonic
  • Demonic (2018)
  • History, Documentary
  • During the 1980s, claims of satanic ritual abuse ran rife throughout the western world, uncovered by hypnotic therapists and perpetuated throughout the media, including high-rating television talk shows. In Demonic, filmmaker Pia Borg delves into this bizarre chapter of history, examining the elusive line between fact, fiction and the persuasive power of the media.
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Demonic
Dark Waters
  • Dark Waters (2019)
  • Drama, History
  • A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against the DuPont chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
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Dark Waters
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
Defiance
  • Defiance (2008)
  • Drama, Action, History, War
  • 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. Based on a true story.
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Defiance
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
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
Dead Presidents
  • Dead Presidents (1995)
  • Drama, Action, History, Crime
  • Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent disillusionment with progress in social issues and civil rights back home in the United States, during the 1960s.
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Dead Presidents
Damaso
  • Damaso (2019)
  • History, Music
  • Regis Films and Reality Entertainment present a musical historical movie with an all star cast.
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Damaso
Demetrius and the Gladiators
  • Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, 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
De Nacht
  • De Nacht (2018)
  • Drama, History, War
  • During the Second World War 6 prisoners are being held in a prison cell in Concentration Camp Amersfoort, Holland. Their fate is unknown. This night has an impact for many years and in many lives.
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De Nacht
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
Day One
  • Day One (1989)
  • Drama, History
  • 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
Dempsey
  • Dempsey (1983)
  • Drama, History, TV Movie
  • Nominated for two primetime Emmy Awards in 1984, this made-for-TV movie follows the true story of American boxer Jack Dempsey, who became a media sensation in the 1920s as the world heavyweight champion. Based upon the book by Jack Dempsey and Barbara Piatelli Dempsey.
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Dempsey
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
Disraeli
  • Disraeli (1929)
  • Drama, History
  • Biopic of the famed British Prime Minister focusing on his concern about Russia's growing interest in the Indian subcontinent and his attempts to buy the Suez Canal. He sees the Canal as the key strategic resource in maintaining the Empire in the East but is unpopular in many quarters. With antisemitism rife at the time, Disraeli finds little support for his plan to purchase the canal or his foreign policy in general. There is no doubt that the Russians are plotting against British interests and he is surrounded by spies, even in his office at 10 Downing St. When the Bank of England refuses to finance the purchase of the available shares he turns to private sources to raise the available cash only to find the conspirators one step ahead of him.
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Disraeli
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
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
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
Daphne
  • Daphne (2007)
  • History, Romance, TV Movie
  • Set during the years between the "Rebecca" trial and the writing of Du Maurier's short story "The Birds", including her relationship with her husband Frederick 'Boy' Browning, and her.
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Daphne
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
D-Day: Normandy 1944
  • D-Day: Normandy 1944 (2014)
  • History, Documentary, War
  • June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, “D-Day: Normandy 1944” brings this monumental event to the world’s largest screens for the first time ever. Audiences of all ages, including new generations, will discover from a new perspective how this landing changed the world. Exploring history, military strategy, science, technology and human values, the film will educate and appeal to all. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, “D-Day: Normandy 1944” pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom… A duty of memory, a duty of gratitude.
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D-Day: Normandy 1944
Devil's Bible
  • Devil's Bible (2008)
  • History, Documentary, Mystery
  • At 165 pounds, and allegedly made from the skins of 160 donkeys, the Codex Gigas is the world's largest and most mysterious medieval manuscript. Filled with satanic images and demonic spells, according to legend, the cursed text sprang from a doomed monk's pact with the Devil. Now, Nat Geo follows a team of scientists as they embark on an unprecedented quest to unravel the secrets behind the book's darkened pages. Using ultra-violet fluorescence imaging, handwriting analysis and a re-creation of the text, forensic document experts attempt to uncover the cryptic truth behind this ancient Devil's Bible.
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Devil's Bible
Defenders of Riga
  • Defenders of Riga (2007)
  • Drama, Action, History, War
  • The film dramatizes November 11, 1919- a crucial date in the battle for Latvian independence. A year after the end of the official hostilities of WWI, a renegade German general and troops remain outside the Latvian capital. Latvian riflemen, most of them inexperienced volunteers, somehow managed to defeat a larger, better-armed force of German and Russian mercenaries.
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Defenders of Riga
Destination: Planet Negro!
  • Destination: Planet Negro! (2013)
  • Comedy, History
  • In 1939, a group of African American intellectuals come up with an ingenious and unlikely response to Jim Crow America -- leave the planet and populate Mars. Using technology created by George Washington Carver, a three-person crew (plus one rambunctious robot) lift-off in Earth's first working spaceship on a mission that will take them to a world not unlike present-day America. Their spacey adventure illuminates some hard truths about American culture, and threatens to undermine the time-line of history along the way.
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Destination: Planet Negro!
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