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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
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 2017
Chiara e Francesco
  • Chiara e Francesco (2007)
  • History, Documentary,
  • Italy, XIII century. The story of friendship between two young people who dedicated their lives to God and others: St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. Children of the bourgeoisie and the nobility, respectively, gave up their lives accommodated by a life of sacrifice, humility and proselytizing ...
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Chiara e Francesco 2007
The Disaster Artist
  • The Disaster Artist (2017)
  • Drama, Comedy, History, Documentary,
  • An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.
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The Disaster Artist 2017
Schindler's List
  • Schindler's List (1993)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • Told from the perspective of businessman Oskar Schindler who saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory. Schindler’s List is based on a true story, illustrated in black and white and controversially filmed in many original locations.
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Schindler's List 1993
Gotti
  • Gotti (2017)
  • Drama, History, Crime,
  • John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.
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Gotti 2017
The Post
  • The Post (2017)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
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The Post 2017
Dunkirk
  • Dunkirk (2017)
  • Drama, Action, History, Thriller, War,
  • The story of the Dunkirk evacuation which took place at the beginning of World War II.
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Dunkirk 2017
All the Money in the World
  • All the Money in the World (2017)
  • Drama, History, Thriller, Crime, Mystery,
  • Drama about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his mother Gail Harris to get the boy’s grandfather to pay the ransom. While his grandfather, oilman John Paul Getty Sr, was reputed to be the richest man in the world, he initially refused to pay.
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All the Money in the World 2017
Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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Hacksaw Ridge 2016
The Current War
  • The Current War (2017)
  • Drama, History,
  • Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
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The Current War 2017
The Imitation Game
  • The Imitation Game (2014)
  • Drama, History, Thriller, War,
  • Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.
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The Imitation Game 2014
Assassin's Creed
  • Assassin's Creed (2016)
  • Adventure, Fantasy, Action, History, Science Fiction,
  • Lynch discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.
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Assassin's Creed 2016
Anthropoid
  • Anthropoid (2016)
  • History, War,
  • Based on the true story of two Czechoslovak soldiers who sent to assassinate the head of the SS in 1942. SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich was the Reich's number three and main architect of the Final Solution.
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Anthropoid 2016
Dolly & Otto
  • Dolly & Otto (2017)
  • Drama, History, TV Movie,
  • Stymied in her marriage to her wealthy but boorish husband Fred Oesterreich, sultry and seductive Dolly Oesterreich keeps her young "love slave," Otto Sanhuber, hidden away in her attic for years. But when Otto shoots Fred dead, Dolly tries to pass it off as a robbery gone awry, a claim that doesn't sit well with Chief Detective Herman Cline, who tenaciously pursues the case. Dolly moves to Los Angeles, where she uses her ill-gotten insurance money to live the high life among the Hollywood fast set At one of her parties, Dolly meets Herman Shapiro, a prominent Los Angeles defense attorney, who is quickly smitten with the seductive newcomer. After a torrid affair, Herman proposes to Dolly, who ecstatically accepts. All along, Dolly keeps Otto a slave and a closely-kept secret in her life. But Dolly's seductive wiles may ultimately backfire on her, as the jealous Otto realizes that he would rather face the full penalty of the law than one more day of her manipulation and betrayal.
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Dolly & Otto 2017
Hidden Figures
  • Hidden Figures (2016)
  • Drama, History,
  • A period space-race drama is inspired by the real-life tale of a group of African-American female mathematicians — Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson — who helped put astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
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Hidden Figures 2016
Braveheart
  • Braveheart (1995)
  • Drama, Action, History, War,
  • Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, legendary Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.
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Braveheart 1995
The Lost City of Z
  • The Lost City of Z (2016)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History,
  • In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned.
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The Lost City of Z 2016
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 2013
Patriots Day
  • Patriots Day (2016)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
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Patriots Day 2016
Sully
  • Sully (2016)
  • Adventure, Drama, History,
  • The story of American pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, who heroically landed a troubled aircraft full of passengers on the Hudson River.
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Sully 2016
Maudie
  • Maudie (2017)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Based on a true story,
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Maudie 2017
The Good Shepherd
  • The Good Shepherd (2006)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. His dedication to his work does not come without a price though, leading him to sacrifice his ideals and eventually his family.
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The Good Shepherd 2006
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur 2016
The Last Samurai
  • The Last Samurai (2003)
  • Drama, Action, History, War,
  • Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare -- in this lush epic set in the 1870s, which finds Algren learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.
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The Last Samurai 2003
Goodbye Christopher Robin
  • Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
  • History, Family,
  • The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.
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Goodbye Christopher Robin 2017
Saving Private Ryan
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
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Saving Private Ryan 1998
All the President's Men
  • All the President's Men (1976)
  • Drama, History, Thriller, Mystery,
  • In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of names and addresses of Republican fund organizers on the accused further arouses his suspicions. The editor of the Post is prepared to run with the story and assigns Woodward and Carl Bernstein to it. They find the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party, and eventually into the White House itself.
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All the President's Men 1976
The Founder
  • The Founder (2016)
  • Drama, History,
  • The story of McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc.
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The Founder 2016
Where Eagles Dare
  • Where Eagles Dare (1968)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, War,
  • World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general before it's too late.
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Where Eagles Dare 1968
In the Heart of the Sea
  • In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, Thriller,
  • In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.
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In the Heart of the Sea 2015
12 Years a Slave
  • 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • Drama, History,
  • In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.
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12 Years a Slave 2013
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
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 Message
  • The Message (1977)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History,
  • Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
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The Message 1977
Battle of the Sexes
  • Battle of the Sexes (2017)
  • Comedy, History,
  • Former tennis champ Bobby Riggs faces off against Billie Jean King in a highly publicized exhibition match he calls 'The Battle of the Sexes.'
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Battle of the Sexes 2017
Patton
  • Patton (1970)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and habit towards insubordination.
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Patton 1970
Kingdom of Heaven
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, War,
  • After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
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Kingdom of Heaven 2005
Munich
  • Munich (2005)
  • Drama, Action, History, Thriller,
  • During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.
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Munich 2005
Changeling
  • Changeling (2008)
  • Drama, History, Mystery,
  • Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
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Changeling 2008