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Judy
  • Judy (2019)
  • Drama, History, Music, Romance
  • Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
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Judy
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
JFK
  • JFK (1991)
  • Drama, History, Thriller
  • New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
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JFK
Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  • Drama, History, Mystery
  • Judgment at Nuremberg is an American film based on the trials of 4 Nazi judges in Nuremberg Germany in 1948 by an American court.
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Judgment at Nuremberg
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
Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
  • Drama, History, Music
  • Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the last weeks before the crucifixion of Jesus. The film was directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for two 1974 Golden Globe Award for their portrayals of Jesus and Judas, respectively.
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Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus
  • Jesus (2019)
  • Drama, Horror, History, Thriller, Documentary, Music
  • A graphic self portrait of the self and the darkest parts of the human subconscious by looking at the last day of life of GG Allin.
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Jesus
Julius Caesar
  • Julius Caesar (1953)
  • Drama, History
  • The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for the idealist and the republic.
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Julius Caesar
Jimmy's Hall
  • Jimmy's Hall (2014)
  • Drama, History
  • In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
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Jimmy's Hall
John Rabe
  • John Rabe (2009)
  • Drama, History, War
  • A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
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John Rabe
Julius Caesar
  • Julius Caesar (2002)
  • Drama, History, War
  • Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
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Julius Caesar
John Adams
  • John Adams (2008)
  • Drama, History
  • The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
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John Adams
Joan of Arc
  • Joan of Arc (1999)
  • Drama, History
  • Ten years before her death, Joan hears voices. Six years later, from the village of Domremy, she begins her mission to unite France under King Charles. First she leads a defense of Vaucouleurs against the Burgundians, then obtains safe passage to Charles, the Dauphin. He uses her, as the embodiment of the mythical "Maid of Lorraine," to raise an army, and he sends her to the rescue of Orléans. After Charles is crowned, Joan leads a disastrous campaign in Paris, where her brother dies. Then she's the victim of Charles's manipulations: she's captured in Burgundy, sold to the English, examined by Bishop Cauchon, found a heretic by the Inquisition, and burned at the stake.
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Joan of Arc
Johnny Mad Dog
  • Johnny Mad Dog (2008)
  • Drama, History, War, Foreign
  • A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an unnamed African country.
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Johnny Mad Dog
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple
  • Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)
  • History, Documentary
  • Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.
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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple
Jesse James
  • Jesse James (1939)
  • Drama, History, Western, Crime
  • After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.
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Jesse James
Jesus
  • Jesus (1979)
  • Drama, History, Family
  • This classic film portrays 3½ years of Jesus' ministry as told in the Gospel of Luke from the Good News and King James translations of the Bible. Producer John Heyman created a film so true-to-life, you will feel like you are in first-century Palestine. Everything from clothing, to customs, to food of the country during that time period was studied to ensure authenticity. With a cast of more than 5,000 Israelis and Arabs, "JESUS" was filmed on location in Israel.Own or share the gift of this wonderful story, still as clear, precise, and relevant as it was 2,000 years ago. The film concludes with an opportunity to trust Christ as Savior and Lord.
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Jesus
Joan of Arc
  • Joan of Arc (1948)
  • Drama, History, War
  • In the Fifteenth Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England. The fourteen years old farm girl Joan of Arc claims to hear voices from Heaven asking her to lead God's Army against Orleans and crowning the weak Dauphin Charles VII as King of France. Joan gathers the people with her faith, forms an army and conquerors Orleans. When her army is ready to attack Paris, the corrupt Charles sells his country to England and dismiss the army. Joan is arrested, sold to the Burgundians England and submitted to a shameful political trial in Rouen castle.
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Joan of Arc
Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'
  • Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' (2013)
  • History, Documentary, Music
  • Hear My Train A Comin’ unveils previously unseen performance footage and home movies taken by Hendrix and drummer Mitch Mitchell while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more to provide new insight into the musician’s personality and genius. The two-hour film uses Hendrix’s own words to tell his story, illustrated through archival interviews and illuminated with commentary from family, well-known friends and musicians including Paul McCartney, band members Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, long-time sound engineer Eddie Kramer; Steve Winwood, Vernon Reid, Billy Gibbons, Dweezil Zappa and Dave Mason.
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Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'
Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration
  • Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration (2005)
  • Drama, History, Family
  • A film that focuses on some of the events during the life of Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, which was both filmed and distributed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration
JFK: A President Betrayed
  • JFK: A President Betrayed (2013)
  • Drama, History, Documentary
  • Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, "JFK: A President Betrayed" uncovers new evidence that reveals how JFK embarked on secret back channel peace efforts with Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro and was determined to get out of Vietnam despite intense opposition inside his own government.
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JFK: A President Betrayed
Juarez
  • Juarez (1939)
  • Drama, History, Romance
  • The newly named emperor Maximilian and his wife Carolotta arrive in Mexico to face popular sentiment favoring Benito Juraez and democracy..
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Juarez
Joan the Woman
  • Joan the Woman (1916)
  • Adventure, Drama, History
  • A WWI English officer is inspired the night before a dangerous mission by a vision of Joan of Arc, whose story he relives.
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Joan the Woman
John Paul Jones
  • John Paul Jones (1959)
  • Adventure, History
  • The bio-epic about the infamous John Paul Jones.
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John Paul Jones
Jonestown: Paradise Lost
  • Jonestown: Paradise Lost (2007)
  • History, Documentary
  • Jonestown: Paradise Lost was a 2007 documentary played on the History Channel about the final days of Jonestown, the Peoples Temple, and Jim Jones. From eyewitness and survivor accounts, the program recreates the last week before the mass murder-suicide on November 18, 1978.
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Jonestown: Paradise Lost
Justinien Trouve, or God's Bastard
  • Justinien Trouve, or God's Bastard (1993)
  • Drama, Comedy, History
  • Set in the French countryside in the 1600s, a lone rider deposits a newborn baby boy on the steps of a monastery, having bitten his nose off. The child is bought up by an ex-pirate and his wife and is taught to read, write, count, joust and fence, and is also given a wooden nose. However, he is ordered by a local baron to attend a tough seminary, but he soon rebels and makes an action-packed escape...
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Justinien Trouve, or God's Bastard
Journey to Mecca
  • Journey to Mecca (2009)
  • Drama, History
  • The 20 year old Muslim religious law student Ibn Battuta (1304–1368), whose full name was Abu Abdullah Muhammed Ibn Abdullah Al Lawati Al Tanji Ibn Battuta, set out from Tangier, a city in northern Morocco, in 1325, on a pilgrimage to Mecca, some 3,000 miles (over 4,800 km) to the East. The journey took him 18 months to complete and along the way he met with misfortune and adversity, including attack by bandits, rescue by Bedouins, fierce sand storms and dehydration.
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Journey to Mecca
Justinian's Human Torches
  • Justinian's Human Torches (1908)
  • Drama, History
  • During an orgy, Emperor Justinian orders three people to be torched alive.
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Justinian's Human Torches
Jango
  • Jango (1984)
  • History, Documentary
  • The story of João "Jango" Goulart, the Brazilian left-wing president deposed by the military.
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Jango
Judith of Bethulia
  • Judith of Bethulia (1914)
  • Drama, History
  • The story is from the Biblical Book of Judith. During the siege of the Jewish city of Bethulia by the Assyrians led by the brutish Holofernes (Henry Walthall), a widow named Judith (Blanche Sweet) has a plan to stop the war as her people suffer starvation and are ready to surrender.
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Judith of Bethulia