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12 Years a Slave
Year: 2013
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (8.1)
Country: USA / UK
Runtime: 134 min.
Director: Steve McQueen
Studio: New Regency Pictures
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor / Dwight Henry / Bryan Batt / Ashley Dyke / Kelsey Scott / Quvenzhané Wallis / Tony Bentley / Scoot McNairy / Taran Killam / Christopher Berry / Bill Camp / Chris Chalk / Dickie Gravois / Cameron Zeigler / Mister Mackey Jr.
Plot:
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. 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 personified by a malevolent slave owner, 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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Assassin's Creed
Year: 2016
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Rating: (5.7)
Country: USA / France / UK / Hong Kong / Taiwan / Malta / Spain / Canada
Runtime: 115 min.
Director: Justin Kurzel
Studio: New Regency Pictures
Cast: Michael Fassbender / Marion Cotillard / Jeremy Irons / Brendan Gleeson / Charlotte Rampling / Michael Kenneth Williams / Denis Ménochet / Ariane Labed / Khalid Abdalla / Essie Davis / Matias Varela / Callum Turner / Carlos Bardem / Javier Gutiérrez / Hovik Keuchkerian
Plot:
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
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Battle of the Sexes
Year: 2017
Genre: Biography / Comedy / Drama / Sport
Rating: (6.7)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 121 min.
Director: Jonathan Dayton
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Cast: Emma Stone / Steve Carell / Andrea Riseborough / Natalie Morales / Sarah Silverman / Bill Pullman / Alan Cumming / Elisabeth Shue / Eric Christian Olsen / Fred Armisen / Martha MacIsaac / Mickey Sumner / Jessica McNamee / Lauren Kline / Fidan Manashirova
Plot:
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms ...
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Battle of the Sexes
Year: 2017
Genre: Biography / Comedy / Drama / Sport
Rating: (6.7)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 121 min.
Director: Jonathan Dayton
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Cast: Emma Stone / Steve Carell / Andrea Riseborough / Natalie Morales / Sarah Silverman / Bill Pullman / Alan Cumming / Elisabeth Shue / Eric Christian Olsen / Fred Armisen / Martha MacIsaac / Mickey Sumner / Jessica McNamee / Lauren Kline / Fidan Manashirova
Plot:
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms ...
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Behemoth the Sea Monster
Year: 1959
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi
Rating: (5.8)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 80 min.
Director: Douglas Hickox
Studio: Artistes Alliance Ltd.
Cast: Gene Evans / André Morell / Leigh Madison / John Turner / Jack MacGowran / Maurice Kaufmann / Henri Vidon
Plot:
The dumping of radioactive waste in the ocean disturbs a prehistoric monster than can project electric shocks and radioactive beams. After terrorizing the English coast, it is discovered that if the creature is destroyed with conventional weaponry it would spread a dangerous amount radioactive contamination over the entire country, with this fact preventing the military from attacking the monster as it nears London.
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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Year: 2006
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (7.3)
Country: USA / UK / Kazakhstan
Runtime: 84 min.
Director: Larry Charles
Set: Borat Moviefilms Collection
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen / Ken Davitian / Luenell / Chester / Charlie
Plot:
Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences.
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Bridget Jones's Diary
Year: 2001
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Rating: (6.7)
Country: UK / France / USA
Runtime: 97 min.
Director: Sharon Maguire
Set: Bridget Jones Collection
Studio: Working Title Films
Cast: Renée Zellweger / Gemma Jones / Celia Imrie / James Faulkner / Jim Broadbent / Colin Firth / Charmian May / Hugh Grant / Paul Brooke / Felicity Montagu / Shirley Henderson / Sally Phillips / James Callis / Charlie Caine / Gareth Marks
Plot:
Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance into whom Bridget cannot seem to stop running or help finding quietly attractive.
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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Year: 2004
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Rating: (6)
Country: UK / France / Germany / Ireland / USA
Runtime: 108 min.
Director: Beeban Kidron
Set: Bridget Jones Collection
Studio: Miramax
Cast: Renée Zellweger / Gemma Jones / Jim Broadbent / James Faulkner / Celia Imrie / Colin Firth / Donald Douglas / Shirley Dixon / Neil Pearson / Rosalind Halstead / Luis Soto / Tom Brooke / Hugh Grant / Dominic McHale / Alba Fleming Furlan
Plot:
This story picks up four weeks after the first movie, and already Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). Apart from discovering that he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, strange contractor, and the worst vacation of her life.
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Bright Star
Year: 2009
Genre: Biography / Drama / Romance
Rating: (6.9)
Country: UK / Australia / France
Runtime: 119 min.
Director: Jane Campion
Studio: BBC Films
Cast: Abbie Cornish / Ben Whishaw / Paul Schneider / Kerry Fox / Edie Martin / Thomas Brodie-Sangster / Claudie Blakley / Gerard Monaco / Antonia Campbell-Hughes / Samuel Roukin / Amanda Hale / Lucinda Raikes / Samuel Barnett / Jonathan Aris / Olly Alexander
Plot:
It's 1818 in Hampstead Village on the outskirts of London. Poet Charles Brown lives in one half of a house, the Dilkes family the other. Through association with the Dilkes, the fatherless Brawne family knows Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown and the Brawne's eldest daughter, Fanny, don't like each other. She thinks him arrogant and rude; he feels that she's a pretentious flirt, knowing only how to sew (admittedly well as she makes all her own fashionable clothes), and voicing opinions on subjects about which she knows nothing. Insecure struggling poet John Keats comes to live with his friend, Mr. Brown. Miss Brawne and Mr. Keats have a mutual attraction to each other, but their relationship is slow to develop, in part, since Mr. Brown does whatever he can to keep the two apart. Other obstacles face the couple, including their eventual overwhelming passion for each other clouding their view of what the other does, Mr. Keats' struggling career, which offers him little in the way of monetary ...
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Brüno
Year: 2009
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (5.8)
Country: USA / UK
Runtime: 81 min.
Director: Larry Charles
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen / Gustaf Hammarsten / Clifford Bañagale / Josh Meyers / Toby Holguin / Thomas Rosales Jr. / Bono / Chris Martin / Elton John / Slash / Chibundu Orukwowu / Chigozie Orukwowu / Robert Huerta / Gilbert Rosales / Marco Xavier
Plot:
Brüno is a gay Austrian fashion guru. He has his own fashion based television show, Funkyzeit, the most popular German-language show of its kind outside of Germany. After he disgraces himself in front of his Funkyzeit fan base, he is ruined in German speaking Europe. He decides that in his quest for worldwide fame, he will move to Los Angeles and reinvent himself. Accompanying him to the US is Lutz, his former assistant's assistant. Lutz is the only person left in his circle that still believes in Brüno's greatness. Brüno goes through one reinvention of himself after another, ultimately straying to areas far removed from his own self. Perhaps when Brüno finds an activity that he truly does love, he will also find that über-fame he so desperately desires.
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Burn After Reading
Year: 2008
Genre: Comedy / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Rating: (7)
Country: USA / UK / France
Runtime: 96 min.
Director: Ethan Coen
Studio: Focus Features
Cast: George Clooney / Frances McDormand / Brad Pitt / John Malkovich / Tilda Swinton / Richard Jenkins / Elizabeth Marvel / David Rasche / J.K. Simmons / Olek Krupa / Michael Countryman / Kevin Sussman / Hamilton Clancy / Armand Schultz / J.R. Horne
Plot:
Osbourne Cox, a Balkan expert, resigned from the CIA because of a drinking problem, so he begins a memoir. His wife wants a divorce and expects her lover, Harry, a philandering State Department marshal, to leave his wife. A CD-ROM falls out of a gym bag at a Georgetown fitness center. Two employees there try to turn it into cash: Linda, who wants money for cosmetic surgery, and Chad, an amiable goof. Information on the disc leads them to Osbourne who rejects their sales pitch; then they visit the Russian embassy. To sweeten the pot, they decide they need more of Osbourne's secrets. Meanwhile, Linda's boss likes her, and Harry's wife leaves for a book tour. All roads lead to Osbourne's house.
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Calendar Girls
Year: 2003
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Rating: (6.9)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 108 min.
Director: Nigel Cole
Studio: Touchstone Pictures
Cast: Helen Mirren / Julie Walters / John Alderton / Linda Bassett / Annette Crosbie / Philip Glenister / Ciarán Hinds / Celia Imrie / Geraldine James / Penelope Wilton / George Costigan / Graham Crowden / John Fortune / Georgie Glen / Angela Curran
Plot:
Middle aged Chris Harper (Dame Helen Mirren) and Annie Clarke (Dame Julie Walters) are best friends. They spend much of their time at their local Knapely, Yorkshire County chapter of the Women's Institute (WI), whose motto is "enlightenment, fun, and friendship". Although they like most of the women at the WI (the friendship part), they, but the perceived flaky Chris in particular, hold the way Marie (Geraldine James), the local President, runs the chapter with derision. They find much of what goes on there, especially the monthly presentations, banal and devoid of enlightenment and fun. Equally as banal was last year's fund-raising calendar, featuring local bridges, which raised a meager £75.60, with this year's proposed calendar, local churches, promising to be even more so. After Annie's husband John (John Alderton) dies from leukemia, Chris wants the WI to provide a memorial in his memory: a new sofa for the family room at the hospital. The one Chris wants to buy costs nine ...
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Callas Forever
Year: 2002
Genre: Biography / Drama / Music / Romance
Rating: (6.4)
Country: Italy / France / Spain / UK / Romania
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Studio: Cattleya
Cast: Fanny Ardant / Jeremy Irons / Joan Plowright / Jay Rodan / Gabriel Garko / Manuel de Blas / Justino Díaz / Stephen Billington / Eugene Kohn / Jean Dalric / Anna Lelio / Alessandro Bertolucci / Olivier Galfione / Roberto Sanchez / Achille Brugnini
Plot:
In 1977, Maria Callas (Fanny Ardant), the most famous diva in the world, lives confined in her Paris apartment. Larry Kelly (Jeremy Irons), a producer friend, offers her to sing "Carmen" in a televised concert. Unfortunately, Maria's voice, tired and worn by years and strain, is not what it used to be. Larry knows the way around the problem: a technical stratagem will create the illusion. Maria, disregarding her friend Sarah Keller's (Dame Joan Plowright's) warning, agrees with the idea and the show is a tremendous success. With that in mind, Larry now considers a new version of "Tosca". But this time, Maria objects to the subterfuge. Her decision will mark the beginning of the end for the legendary singer.
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Dancer in the Dark
Year: 2000
Genre: Crime / Drama / Musical
Rating: (8)
Country: Denmark / Germany / Netherlands / Italy / UK / France / Sweden / Finland / Iceland / Argentina / Norway / Taiwan / Belgium
Runtime: 140 min.
Director: Lars von Trier
Studio: Lantia Cinema & Audiovisivi
Cast: Björk / Catherine Deneuve / David Morse / Peter Stormare / Joel Grey / Cara Seymour / Jean-Marc Barr / Vincent Paterson / Siobhan Fallon Hogan / Zeljko Ivanek / Udo Kier / Jens Albinus / Vladica Kostic / Reathel Bean / Mette Berggreen
Plot:
1964 in small town Washington state. Selma Jezková, a Czechoslovakian immigrant, and her preteen son Gene live in a rented trailer owned by and on the property of married Bill and Linda Houston, he the town sheriff. Beyond Bill and Linda, Selma has a small group of friends who look out for her, including her primary confidante, Kathy, with who she works, and Jeff who wants to be her boyfriend. Jeff regularly waits outside Selma's workplace long before the end of her shift to drive her home, despite she always refusing in not wanting to lead him on. Her primary job is working on the Anderson Tool factory assembly line, but she does whatever she can to earn money. What only Kathy knows among Selma's friends is that she is slowly going blind, her medical condition being genetic. Selma is barely able to see, just enough to do her job. Her primary reason for moving to the US and for working all the time is to earn enough money for an operation for Gene when he turns thirteen, he who ...
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Death at a Funeral
Year: 2007
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (7.4)
Country: USA / Germany / UK / Netherlands
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Frank Oz
Studio: Target Media Entertainment
Cast: Matthew Macfadyen / Keeley Hawes / Andy Nyman / Ewen Bremner / Daisy Donovan / Alan Tudyk / Jane Asher / Kris Marshall / Rupert Graves / Peter Vaughan / Peter Egan / Peter Dinklage / Jeremy Booth / Thomas Wheatley / Brendan O'Hea
Plot:
Daniel is a decent young man, married to Jane, still living at his father's home. When his father dies, it is up to him to organize his funeral. On this painful morning, the suitable grave expression on his face, Daniel is ready to welcome his father's friends and relatives. But preserving the dignity inherent in such circumstances will be a hard task. Particularly with an undertaker who botches his work, the return from the USA of his famous but selfish brother, his cousin's fiancé who has accidentally ingested drugs, the presence a moron who takes advantage of the sad event to win back the heart (or rather the body) of a woman who is about to marry another, of a handicapped old uncle who is also the most unbearable pain in the neck. To cap it all, Daniel notices the presence among the mourners of a mysterious dwarf nobody else seems to know...
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Death to Smoochy
Year: 2002
Genre: Comedy / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Rating: (6.4)
Country: UK / Germany / USA
Runtime: 109 min.
Director: Danny DeVito
Studio: Mad Chance
Cast: Robin Williams / Edward Norton / Catherine Keener / Danny DeVito / Jon Stewart / Pam Ferris / Danny Woodburn / Michael Rispoli / Harvey Fierstein / Vincent Schiavelli / Craig Eldridge / Judy White / Tim MacMenamin / Bruce McFee / Glen Cross
Plot:
Fired in disgrace, kids show host Randolph Smiley finds himself out on the street, while his replacement Sheldon Mopes, finds himself on the fast track to success with a new hit show as the proud purple rhino Smoochy. But things take a turn for the worst when Sheldon finds out that some of the people that he works with, and some he doesn't know he's working for, are all in it for the money. Meanwhile, Randolph is slowly turning insane with his only thoughts focusing on killing Smoochy and getting back to his life of luxury.
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Drowning by Numbers
Year: 1988
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Rating: (7.2)
Country: UK / Netherlands
Runtime: 118 min.
Director: Peter Greenaway
Studio: Film Four International
Cast: Joan Plowright / Juliet Stevenson / Joely Richardson / Bernard Hill / Jason Edwards / Bryan Pringle / Trevor Cooper / David Morrissey / Kenny Ireland / Michael Percival / Janine Duvitski / John Rogan / Paul Mooney / Jane Gurnett / Joanna Dickens
Plot:
Tired of her husband's philandering ways, the mother of two daughters drowns her husband. With the reluctant help of the local coroner, the murder is covered up. Her daughters are having similar problems with relationships, and tend to follow their mother's example, and the coroner becomes reluctantly involved in their murders as well. As the plot progresses, visual and spoken numbers appear in the scenes, counting from one to one hundred.
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Electric Dreams
Year: 1984
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Music / Romance / Sci-Fi
Rating: (6.5)
Country: USA / UK
Runtime: 95 min.
Director: Steve Barron
Studio: Virgin
Cast: Lenny von Dohlen / Virginia Madsen / Maxwell Caulfield / Bud Cort / Don Fellows / Harry Rabinowitz / Miriam Margolyes / Alan Polonsky / Wendy Miller / Holly De Jong / Stella Maris / Mary Doran / Diana Choy / Jim Steck / Gary Pettinger
Plot:
Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled down on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, how the computer calls himself, fall in love with Madeline, an attractive neighbour.
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Enemy at the Gates
Year: 2001
Genre: Drama / History / War
Rating: (7.6)
Country: Ireland / UK / France / Germany / USA
Runtime: 131 min.
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Studio: Paramount
Cast: Jude Law / Ed Harris / Rachel Weisz / Joseph Fiennes / Bob Hoskins / Ron Perlman / Eva Mattes / Gabriel Thomson / Matthias Habich / Sophie Rois / Ivan Shvedoff / Clemens Schick / Mario Bandi / Hans Martin Stier / Mikhail Matveev
Plot:
In World War II, the fall of Stalingrad will mean the collapse of the whole country. The Germans and Russians are fighting over every block, leaving only ruins behind. The Russian sniper Vassili Zaitsev stalks the Germans, taking them out one by one, thus hurting the morale of the German troops. The political officer Danilov leads him on, publishing his efforts to give his countrymen some hope. But Vassili eventually starts to feel that he can not live up to the expectations on him. He and Danilov fall in love with the same girl, Tanya, a female soldier. From Germany comes the master sniper König to put an end to the extraordinary skilled Russian sniper.
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Enigma
Year: 2001
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Romance / Thriller / War
Rating: (6.3)
Country: UK / USA / Germany / Netherlands
Runtime: 119 min.
Director: Michael Apted
Studio: Senator Film
Cast: Dougray Scott / Kate Winslet / Saffron Burrows / Jeremy Northam / Nikolaj Coster-Waldau / Tom Hollander / Donald Sumpter / Matthew Macfadyen / Richard Leaf / Paul Rattray / Richard Katz / Tom Fisher / Robert Pugh / Ian Felce / Bohdan Poraj
Plot:
During the heart of World War II, in March of 1943, cryptoanalysts at Britain's code-breaking center have discovered to their horror that Nazi U-boats have changed their Enigma Code. Authorities enlist the help of a brilliant young man named Tom Jericho to help them break the code again. The possibility of a spy within the British code-breakers' ranks looms and Tom's love, Claire, has disappeared. To solve the mysteries, Tom recruits Claire's best friend, Hester Wallace. In investigating Claire's personal life, the pair discovers personal and international betrayals.
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Eragon
Year: 2006
Genre: Action / Adventure / Family / Fantasy
Rating: (5.1)
Country: USA / UK / Hungary
Runtime: 104 min.
Director: Stefen Fangmeier
Studio: Fox 2000 Pictures
Cast: Ed Speleers / Jeremy Irons / Sienna Guillory / Robert Carlyle / John Malkovich / Garrett Hedlund / Alun Armstrong / Christopher Egan / Gary Lewis / Djimon Hounsou / Rachel Weisz / Steve Speirs / Joss Stone / Michael Mehlmann / Richard Rifkin
Plot:
The Kingdom of Alagaesia is ruled by the evil King Galbatorix, a former dragon rider that betrayed his mates and his people in his quest for power. When the orphan farm boy Eragon finds a blue stone sent by Princess Arya, he sooner realizes that it is a dragon egg. When the dragon Saphira is born, Eragon meets his mentor Brom, and becomes the dragon rider foreseen in an ancient prophecy that would set his people free from the tyrant Galbatorix. Eragon meets the rebels Varden and together they fight against the evil sorcerer Durza and the army of Galbatorix in a journey for freedom.
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Flyboys
Year: 2006
Genre: Action / Drama / History / Romance / War
Rating: (6.5)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 140 min.
Director: Tony Bill
Studio: Flyboys Films
Cast: James Franco / Mac McDonald / Philip Winchester / Todd Boyce / Ruth Bradley / Jean-Philippe Écoffey / Tim Pigott-Smith / Tyler Labine / Gail Downey / David Ellison / Jean Reno / Scott Hazell / Karen Ford / Abdul Salis / Augustin Legrand
Plot:
Before the United States enters World War I, some American youths volunteer for the French military. Subsequently, they become the first U.S. fighter pilots and form a squadron known as the Lafayette Escadrille, whose exploits and heroism become the stuff of legend. This fictional version follows a laconic Texas rancher, an eager Nebraska kid, a Black boxer already in France, and a New York swell, as they arrive green for training, get their baptism by fire when German planes ambush them on their first mission, and graduate to heroics. Rawlings, the Texan, falls in love with a young woman he meets at a brothel.
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Frankenstein
Year: 1994
Genre: Drama / Horror / Romance / Sci-Fi
Rating: (6.4)
Country: USA / Japan / UK
Runtime: 123 min.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Studio: American Zoetrope
Cast: Robert De Niro / Kenneth Branagh / Tom Hulce / Helena Bonham Carter / Aidan Quinn / Ian Holm / Richard Briers / John Cleese / Robert Hardy / Cherie Lunghi / Celia Imrie / Trevyn McDowell / Gerard Horan / Mark Hadfield / Joanna Roth
Plot:
In 1794, in the Arctic Sea, Captain Robert Walton is a man obsessed to reach the North Pole, pushing his crew to exhaustion. When his ship hits an iceberg, it is stranded in the ice. Out of the blue, Captain Walton and his men overhear a dreadful cry and they see a stranger coming to the ship. He introduces himself as Victor Frankenstein and he tells the Captain the story of his life since he was a little boy in Geneva. Victor is a barilliant student, and in love with his stepsister Elizabeth, an orphan that was raised by his father Baron Victor von Frankenstein. In 1793, Victor moves to Ingolstadt to study at the university, and he promises to get married to Elizabeth. At the university, Victor befriends Henry Clerval, who becomes his best friend. Victor gets close to Professor Waldman and decides to create life to cheat death, but Waldman advises him that he should not try this experiment, since the result would be an abomination. When Waldman dies, Victor steals his notes and tries...
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Ghost World
Year: 2001
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Rating: (7.3)
Country: USA / UK / Germany
Runtime: 111 min.
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Studio: Mr. Mudd Production
Cast: Thora Birch / Scarlett Johansson / Steve Buscemi / Brad Renfro / Illeana Douglas / Bob Balaban / Stacey Travis / Charles C. Stevenson Jr. / Dave Sheridan / Tom McGowan / Debra Azar / Brian George / Pat Healy / Rini Bell / T.J. Thyne
Plot:
Enid and Rebecca after they finish the high school. Both have problems relating to people and they spend their time hanging around and bothering creeps. When they meet Seymour who is a social outsider who loves to collect old 78 records, Enid's life will change forever.
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Half Light
Year: 2006
Genre: Drama / Horror / Mystery / Romance / Thriller
Rating: (6)
Country: Germany / UK / USA
Runtime: 110 min.
Director: Craig Rosenberg
Studio: Lakeshore Entertainment
Cast: Demi Moore / Henry Ian Cusick / Kate Isitt / Nicholas Gleaves / James Cosmo / Therese Bradley / Hans Matheson / Jordan El-Balawi / Joanna Hole / Mickey Wilson / Polly Frame / Ceit Kearney / Nichola Bee / Jamie Edgell / Anne Smith
Plot:
After the tragic drowning of her 5 year old son, best selling thriller novelist Rachel Carlson moves to a remote cottage on the Scottish coast. But Rachel's demons have followed her as loneliness and paranoia leave her not knowing what's real and what's imagination in the fight to save her life.
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Hamlet
Year: 1996
Genre: Drama
Rating: (7.7)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 242 min.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Studio: Castle Rock Entertainment
Cast: Richard Attenborough / Brian Blessed / Kenneth Branagh / Richard Briers / Michael Bryant / Julie Christie / Billy Crystal / Judi Dench / Gérard Depardieu / Reece Dinsdale / Ken Dodd / Riz Abbasi / David Blair / Peter Bygott / Charles Daish
Plot:
Hamlet (Sir Kenneth Branagh), son of the King of Denmark (Brian Blessed), is summoned home for his father's funeral and his mother Gertrude's (Julie Christie's) wedding to his uncle Claudius (Sir Derek Jacobi). In a supernatural episode, he discovers that his uncle, who he hates anyway, murdered his father. In an incredibly convoluted plot, the most complicated and most interesting in all literature, he manages to (impossible to put this in exact order) feign (or perhaps not to feign) madness, murder the "Prime Minister", love and then unlove an innocent who he drives to madness, plot and then unplot against the uncle, direct a play within a play, successfully conspire against the lives of two well-meaning friends, and finally take his revenge on the uncle, but only at the cost of almost every life on-stage, including his own and his mother's.
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Hannibal
Year: 2001
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Rating: (6.8)
Country: USA / UK / Italy
Runtime: 131 min.
Director: Ridley Scott
Set: The Hannibal Lecter Collection
Studio: Dino De Laurentiis Company
Cast: Anthony Hopkins / Julianne Moore / Gary Oldman / Ray Liotta / Frankie Faison / Giancarlo Giannini / Francesca Neri / Zeljko Ivanek / Hazelle Goodman / David Andrews / Francis Guinan / Enrico Lo Verso / Ivano Marescotti / Fabrizio Gifuni / James Opher
Plot:
The final chapter of the Dr. Hannibal Lecter quadrilogy, the murdering cannibal. He is presently in Italy, and works as a curator at a museum. Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore), the F.B.I. Agent who he aided to apprehend a serial killer, was placed in charge of an operation, but when one of her men botches it, she's called to the mat by the Bureau. One high ranking official, Paul Krendler (Ray Liotta) has it in for her. But she gets a reprieve because Mason Verger (Gary Oldman), one of Lecter's victims who is looking to get back at Lecter for what Lecter did to him, wants to use Starling to lure him out. When Lecter sends her a note, she learns that he's in Italy, so she asks the Police to keep an eye out for him. But a corrupt Policeman, who wants to get the reward that Verger placed on him, tells Verger where he is, but they fail to get him. Later, Verger decides to frame Starling, which makes Lecter return to the U.S., and the race to get Lecter begins.
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Hawking
Year: 2004
Genre: Biography / Drama
Rating: (7.5)
Country: UK
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Philip Martin
Studio: BBC
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch / Michael Brandon / Christian Rubeck / Lisa Dillon / Phoebe Nicholls / Matthew Marsh / Anastasia Hille / Adam Godley / Peter Firth / Bertie Carvel / Tom Ward / John Sessions / Tom Hodgkins / Rohan Siva / Deirdre Costello
Plot:
A drama documenting the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking who, despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, has galvanized the scientific world with his ground-breaking work on the nature of the universe.
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Hitchcock
Year: 2012
Genre: Biography / Drama / Romance
Rating: (6.8)
Country: USA / UK
Runtime: 98 min.
Director: Sacha Gervasi
Studio: Prana Studios
Cast: Anthony Hopkins / Helen Mirren / Scarlett Johansson / Danny Huston / Toni Collette / Michael Stuhlbarg / Michael Wincott / Jessica Biel / James D'Arcy / Richard Portnow / Kurtwood Smith / Ralph Macchio / Kai Lennox / Tara Summers / Wallace Langham
Plot:
In 1959, Sir Alfred Hitchcock (Sir Anthony Hopkins) and his wife, Alma Reville (Dame Helen Mirren), are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers amidst disquieting insinuations about it being time to retire. To recapture his youth's artistic daring, Sir Alfred decides his next movie will adapt the lurid horror novel, "Psycho", over everyone's misgivings. Unfortunately, as Sir Alfred self-finances and labors on this movie, Alma finally loses patience with his roving eye and controlling habits with his actresses. When an ambitious friend lures her to collaborate on a work of their own, the resulting marital tension colors Sir Alfred's work, even as the novel's inspiration haunts his dreams.
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Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann
Year: 2013
Genre: Adventure / Comedy
Rating: (7.1)
Country: Sweden / Russia / UK / France / Spain / Germany
Runtime: 114 min.
Director: Felix Herngren
Set: The 100-Year Old Man Collection
Studio: Nordsvensk Filmunderhållning
Cast: Robert Gustafsson / Mia Skäringer / Jens Hultén / Ralph Carlsson / Georg Nikoloff / Alan Ford / Bianca Cruzeiro / Iwar Wiklander / David Wiberg / David Shackleton / Simon Säppenen / Sven Lönn / Gustav Deinoff / Tumba / Sonja
Plot:
Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it's not too late to start over. For most people it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but Allan Karlsson's unexpected journey is not his first. For a century he's made the world uncertain, and now he is on the loose again.
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In the Name of the Father
Year: 1993
Genre: Biography / Crime / Drama
Rating: (8.1)
Country: Ireland / UK
Runtime: 133 min.
Director: Jim Sheridan
Studio: Hell's Kitchen Films
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis / Emma Thompson / Anthony Brophy / Frankie McCafferty / Stuart Wolfenden / Alison Crosbie / Philip King / Nye Heron / Paul Warriner / Julian Walsh / Jo Connor / Karen Carlisle / Seamus Moran / Billy Byrne / Maureen McBride
Plot:
Young Belfastian Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) admits that he was in London at the time of the incident. He also admits that he is not a model citizen, having committed a petty robbery while in London. He does however profess his innocence when it comes to the bombing of the Guildford Pub in London in 1974, the event which killed several people inside. A self-professed non-political person, he and his three co-accused, dubbed the Guildford Four, are thought to be provisional members of the I.R.A. Their self-professed innocence is despite each having signed a statement of guilt which they claim were signed under duress. Their case includes having provable alibis for the time frame of the bombing. And eventually, Joe McAndrew (Don Baker), a known I.R.A. member, admits to the bombing. Dubbed the Maguire Seven, seven others, primarily members of Gerry's extended family including his father Giuseppe (Pete Postlethwaite), are accused of being accessories to the bombing. Following on the ...
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Konga
Year: 1961
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Rating: (4.4)
Country: UK
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: John Lemont
Studio: Merton Park Studios
Cast: Michael Gough / Jess Conrad / Claire Gordon / Austin Trevor / Jack Watson / George Pastell / Vanda Godsell / Stanley Morgan / Grace Arnold / Leonard Sachs / Margo Johns / Nicholas Bennett / Kim Tracy / Rupert Osborne / Waveney Lee
Plot:
Dr.Decker comes back from Africa after a year, presumed dead. During that year, he came across a way of growing plants and animals to an enormous size. He brings back a baby chimpanzee to test out his theory. As he has many enemies at home, he decides to use his chimp, 'Konga' to 'get rid of them'. Then Konga grows to gigantic proportions and reaks havoc all over the city of London!!
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Matchstick Men
Year: 2003
Genre: Comedy / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Rating: (7.3)
Country: USA / UK
Runtime: 116 min.
Director: Ridley Scott
Studio: Saturn Films
Cast: Nicolas Cage / Sam Rockwell / Alison Lohman / Bruce Altman / Bruce McGill / Jenny O'Hara / Steve Eastin / Beth Grant / Sheila Kelley / Fran Kranz / Tim Kelleher / Nigel Gibbs / Tim Maculan / Bill Saito / Stoney Westmoreland
Plot:
Meet Roy and Frank, a couple of professional small-time con artists. What Roy, a veteran of the grift, and Frank, his ambitious protégé, are swindling these days are "water filtration systems," bargain-basement water filters bought by unsuspecting people who pay ten times their value in order to win bogus prizes like cars, jewelry and overseas vacations--which they never collect. These scams net the flim-flam men a few hundred here, another thousand there, which eventually adds up to a lucrative partnership. Roy's private life, however, is not so successful. An obsessive-compulsive agoraphobe with no personal relationships to call his own, Roy is barely hanging on to his wits, and when his idiosyncrasies begin to threaten his criminal productivity he's forced to seek the help of a psychoanalyst just to keep him in working order. While Roy is looking for a quick fix, his therapy begets more than he bargained for: the revelation that he has a teenage daughter--a child whose existence he...
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Matchstick Men
Year: 2003
Genre: Comedy / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Rating: (7.3)
Country: USA / UK
Runtime: 116 min.
Director: Ridley Scott
Studio: Saturn Films
Cast: Nicolas Cage / Sam Rockwell / Alison Lohman / Bruce Altman / Bruce McGill / Jenny O'Hara / Steve Eastin / Beth Grant / Sheila Kelley / Fran Kranz / Tim Kelleher / Nigel Gibbs / Tim Maculan / Bill Saito / Stoney Westmoreland
Plot:
Meet Roy and Frank, a couple of professional small-time con artists. What Roy, a veteran of the grift, and Frank, his ambitious protégé, are swindling these days are "water filtration systems," bargain-basement water filters bought by unsuspecting people who pay ten times their value in order to win bogus prizes like cars, jewelry and overseas vacations--which they never collect. These scams net the flim-flam men a few hundred here, another thousand there, which eventually adds up to a lucrative partnership. Roy's private life, however, is not so successful. An obsessive-compulsive agoraphobe with no personal relationships to call his own, Roy is barely hanging on to his wits, and when his idiosyncrasies begin to threaten his criminal productivity he's forced to seek the help of a psychoanalyst just to keep him in working order. While Roy is looking for a quick fix, his therapy begets more than he bargained for: the revelation that he has a teenage daughter--a child whose existence he...
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Mean Machine
Year: 2001
Genre: Comedy / Crime / Drama / Sport
Rating: (6.5)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 99 min.
Director: Barry Skolnick
Studio: SKA Films
Cast: Vinnie Jones / David Kelly / David Hemmings / Ralph Brown / Vas Blackwood / Robbie Gee / Geoff Bell / John Forgeham / Sally Phillips / Danny Dyer / Jason Flemyng / Jason Statham / Martin Wimbush / David Reid / David Cropman
Plot:
Disgraced ex-England captain (Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan) is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. Whilst in jail, he doesn't recieve any favours because of his celebrity status in the outside world. He is out numbered and many prisoners constantly barrage him with insults for letting down his country in a crucial World Cup game. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. These prisoners have the chance to put one over the evil guards. The prisoners are lead by Danny and the whole of the prison, guards aside, are behind them. Game on......
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Year: 2018
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Rating: (7.7)
Country: USA / China / France / Norway / UK
Runtime: 147 min.
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Set: Mission: Impossible Collection
Studio: Paramount
Cast: Tom Cruise / Henry Cavill / Ving Rhames / Simon Pegg / Rebecca Ferguson / Sean Harris / Angela Bassett / Vanessa Kirby / Michelle Monaghan / Wes Bentley / Frederick Schmidt / Alec Baldwin / Liang Yang / Kristoffer Joner / Wolf Blitzer
Plot:
Two years after Ethan Hunt had successfully captured Solomon Lane, the remnants of the Syndicate have reformed into another organization called the Apostles. Under the leadership of a mysterious fundamentalist known only as John Lark, the organization is planning on acquiring three plutonium cores. Ethan and his team are sent to Berlin to intercept them, but the mission fails when Ethan saves Luther and the Apostles escape with the plutonium. With CIA agent August Walker joining the team, Ethan and his allies must now find the plutonium cores before it's too late.
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Mr. Nobody
Year: 2009
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Romance / Sci-Fi
Rating: (7.8)
Country: Belgium / Germany / Canada / France / UK / Luxembourg / USA
Runtime: 141 min.
Director: Jaco Van Dormael
Studio: Pan Européenne Production
Cast: Jared Leto / Sarah Polley / Diane Kruger / Linh Dan Pham / Rhys Ifans / Natasha Little / Toby Regbo / Juno Temple / Clare Stone / Thomas Byrne / Laura Brumagne / Allan Corduner / Daniel Mays / Michael Riley / Audrey Giacomini
Plot:
'Nemo Nobody' is recounting his life story to a reporter. He's less than clear, often times thinking that he is 34 years of age, others, well over 100. But his story becomes more confusing after he does focus on the fact of his current real age.
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Tamara Drewe
Year: 2010
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Rating: (6.2)
Country: UK
Runtime: 107 min.
Director: Stephen Frears
Studio: Ruby Films
Cast: Gemma Arterton / Roger Allam / Bill Camp / Dominic Cooper / Luke Evans / Tamsin Greig / Jessica Barden / Josie Taylor / Bronagh Gallagher / Pippa Haywood / Susan Wooldridge / Amanda Lawrence / Charlotte Christie / James Naughtie / John Bett
Plot:
The Independent journalist Tamara Drewe returns to Dorset, Ewedown, to sell the Winnard Farm that belonged to her deceased mother. Her neighbor Beth Hardiment runs a writers retreat with her unfaithful and womanizer husband Nicholas Hardiment who is a successful writer of Inchcombe adventures and cheats on Beth every now and then with younger women. Tamara was the sweetheart of the handyman Andy Cobb, whose family owned the Winnard Farm but lost it to Tamara's family, and when she sees him, she rekindles her love for him. However, when Tamara travels to interview the unpleasant drummer of the Swipe band Ben Sergeant, he has just found that his girlfriend Fran is having an affair with the other musician Steven Culley and he breaks up with the band. Tamara and Ben have a love affair and Ben moves to Winnard. Meanwhile, Ben's teenager fan Jody Long and her best friend Casey Shaw who are bored in Ewedown feel happy with the presence of Ben in the village. When Ben proposes to Tamara, they...
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The Big Lebowski
Year: 1998
Genre: Comedy / Crime / Sport
Rating: (8.1)
Country: USA / UK
Runtime: 117 min.
Director: Joel Coen
Studio: Gramercy Pictures
Cast: Jeff Bridges / John Goodman / Julianne Moore / Steve Buscemi / David Huddleston / Philip Seymour Hoffman / Tara Reid / Philip Moon / Mark Pellegrino / Peter Stormare / Flea / Torsten Voges / Jack Kehler / John Turturro / Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Plot:
When "the dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude.
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The Children Act
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama
Rating: (6.7)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 105 min.
Director: Richard Eyre
Studio: FilmNation Entertainment
Cast: Ben Chaplin / Stanley Tucci / Emma Thompson / Jason Watkins / Fionn Whitehead / Nikki Amuka-Bird / Rosie Cavaliero / Rupert Vansittart / Anthony Calf / Nicholas Jones / Chris Wilson / Andrew Havill / Paul Jesson / Eileen Walsh / Naomi Frederick
Plot:
As her marriage to Jack Faye (Stanley Tucci) flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Dame Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam Henry (Fionn Whitehead), to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.
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The Death of Stalin
Year: 2017
Genre: Comedy / Drama / History
Rating: (7.2)
Country: UK / France / Belgium / Canada / USA
Runtime: 107 min.
Director: Armando Iannucci
Studio: Title Media
Cast: Olga Kurylenko / Tom Brooke / Paddy Considine / Justin Edwards / Adrian McLoughlin / Simon Russell Beale / Jeffrey Tambor / Steve Buscemi / Michael Palin / Paul Ready / Roger Ashton-Griffiths / Andy Gathergood / Yulya Muhrygina / Andrei Korzhenevsky / Jeremy Limb
Plot:
In early-1953 Moscow, under the Great Terror's heavy cloak of state paranoia, the ever-watchful Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, collapses, unexpectedly, of a brain haemorrhage. As a result, when someone discovers his body the following morning, a frenetic surge of raw panic starts spreading like a virus amongst the senior members of the Council of Ministers, as they scramble to maintain order, weed out the competition, and, ultimately, take power. But, in the middle of a gut-wrenching roller-coaster of incessant plotting, tireless machinations, and frail allegiances, absolutely no one is safe; not even the feared chief of the secret police, Lavrenti Beria. In the end, who will prevail after the death of Stalin?
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The Debt
Year: 2010
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Rating: (6.8)
Country: USA / UK / Hungary / Israel
Runtime: 113 min.
Director: John Madden
Studio: Pioneer Pictures
Cast: Helen Mirren / Tom Wilkinson / Ciarán Hinds / Romi Aboulafia / Jonathan Uziel / Irén Bordán / Jessica Chastain / Marton Csokas / Sam Worthington / Jesper Christensen / Brigitte Kren / Tomer Ben David / Ohev Ben David / Elana Kivity Davenport / Eli Zohar
Plot:
The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel Singer (Dame Helen Mirren) and Stephan Gold (Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David Peretz (Ciarán Hinds). All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1965, when the trio (portrayed, respectively, by Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington) tracked down Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel (Jesper Christensen) in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations.
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The Deep Blue Sea
Year: 2011
Genre: Drama / Romance
Rating: (6.2)
Country: UK / Australia
Runtime: 98 min.
Director: Terence Davies
Studio: UK Film Council
Cast: Ann Mitchell / Jolyon Coy / Karl Johnson / Rachel Weisz / Simon Russell Beale / Tom Hiddleston / Harry Hadden-Paton / Oliver Ford Davies / Barbara Jefford / Mark Tandy / Stuart McLoughlin / Nicholas Amer / Sarah Kants
Plot:
The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
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The Dresser
Year: 2015
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Rating: (6.8)
Country: UK
Runtime: 105 min.
Director: Richard Eyre
Studio: BBC
Cast: Anthony Hopkins / Ian McKellen / Emily Watson / Sarah Lancashire / Edward Fox / Vanessa Kirby / Tom Brooke / Ian Conningham / Helen Bradbury / Matthew Cottle / John Ashton / Annalisa Rossi / Carl Sanderson / Martin Chamberlain
Plot:
In the closing months of World War II aging actor Sir (Sir Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Her Ladyship (Emily Watson) bring Shakespeare to the provinces with a company depleted by conscription. Sir is plainly unwell, discharging himself from the hospital and Her Ladyship believes he should cancel his upcoming performance of "King Lear". However, Norman (Sir Ian McKellen), his outspoken, gay dresser disagrees, and is determined that the show will go on, cajoling the confused Sir into giving a performance, one which will be his swan song. At the same time, drawing a parallel between King Lear and his fool as Norman, despite ultimate disappointment, serves his master.
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The Golden Compass
Year: 2007
Genre: Adventure / Family / Fantasy
Rating: (6.1)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 113 min.
Director: Chris Weitz
Studio: Depth of Field
Cast: Nicole Kidman / Daniel Craig / Dakota Blue Richards / Ben Walker / Freddie Highmore / Ian McKellen / Eva Green / Jim Carter / Tom Courtenay / Ian McShane / Sam Elliott / Christopher Lee / Kristin Scott Thomas / Edward de Souza / Kathy Bates
Plot:
It was no ordinary life for a young girl: living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College and tearing unsupervised through Oxford's motley streets on mad quests for adventure. But Lyra's greatest adventure would begin closer to home, the day she heard hushed talk of an extraordinary particle. Microscopic in size, the magical dust--discovered in the vast Arctic expanse of the North--was rumored to possess profound properties that could unite whole universes. But there were those who feared the particle and would stop at nothing to destroy it. Catapulted into the heart of a terrible struggle, Lyra was forced to seek aid from clans, 'gyptians, and formidable armored bears. And as she journeyed into unbelievable danger, she had not the faintest clue that she alone was destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle...
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The Invisible Woman
Year: 2013
Genre: Biography / Drama / History / Romance
Rating: (6.1)
Country: UK
Runtime: 111 min.
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Studio: Taeoo Entertainment
Cast: Felicity Jones / John Kavanagh / Tom Burke / David Collings / Michael Marcus / Kristin Scott Thomas / Perdita Weeks / Ralph Fiennes / Richard McCabe / Mark Dexter / Tom Attwood / Susanna Hislop / Tommy Curson-Smith / Gabriel Vick / Joseph Paxton
Plot:
In the 1850s, Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones) is a minimally talented actress who catches the eye of the hailed British author, Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes). Bored with his intellectually unstimulating wife, Catherine (Joanna Scanlan), Charles takes the educated Nelly as his mistress with the cooperation of her mother, Mrs. Frances Ternan (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas). What follows is a stormy relationship with this literary giant who provides her with a life few women of her time can enjoy. Yet, Nelly is equally revolted by Charles' emotional cruelty and determination to keep her secret. In that conflict, Nelly must judge her own role in her life and decide if the price she pays is bearable.
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The Iron Lady
Year: 2011
Genre: Biography / Drama
Rating: (6.4)
Country: UK / France
Runtime: 105 min.
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Studio: UK Film Council
Cast: Meryl Streep / Jim Broadbent / Susan Brown / Alice da Cunha / Phoebe Waller-Bridge / Iain Glen / Alexandra Roach / Olivia Colman / Harry Lloyd / Sylvestra Le Touzel / Michael Culkin / Robert Portal / Victoria Bewick / Emma Dewhurst / Stephanie Jacob
Plot:
Elderly and a virtual prisoner in her own home due to her concerned staff and daughter Carol, Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman prime minister, looks back on her life as she clears out her late husband Denis's clothes for the Oxfam shop. Denis is seen as being her rock as she first enters parliament and then runs for the leadership of the Conservative Party, culminating in her eventual premiership. Now his ghost joins her to comment on her successes and failures, sometimes to her annoyance, generally to her comfort until ultimately, as the clothes are sent to the charity shop, Denis departs from Margaret's life forever.
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The Pianist
Year: 2002
Genre: Biography / Drama / Music / War
Rating: (8.5)
Country: UK / France / Poland / Germany / USA
Runtime: 150 min.
Director: Roman Polanski
Studio: Canal+ Polska
Cast: Adrien Brody / Emilia Fox / Michal Zebrowski / Ed Stoppard / Maureen Lipman / Frank Finlay / Jessica Kate Meyer / Julia Rayner / Wanja Mues / Richard Ridings / Nomi Sharron / Anthony Milner / Lucy Skeaping / Roddy Skeaping / Ben Harlan
Plot:
In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.
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The Post
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama
Rating: (7.2)
Country: USA / UK
Runtime: 116 min.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Meryl Streep / Tom Hanks / Sarah Paulson / Bob Odenkirk / Tracy Letts / Bradley Whitford / Bruce Greenwood / Matthew Rhys / Alison Brie / Carrie Coon / Jesse Plemons / David Cross / Zach Woods / Pat Healy / John Rue
Plot:
When American military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realizes to his disgust the depths of the US government's deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers. Later, Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, is still adjusting to taking over her late husband's business when editor Ben Bradlee discovers the New York Times has scooped them with an explosive expose on those papers. Determined to compete, Post reporters find Ellsberg himself and a complete copy of those papers. However, the Post's plans to publish their findings are put in jeopardy with a Federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for Contempt. Now, Kay Graham must decide whether to back down for the safety of her paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press. In doing so, Graham and her staff join a fight that would have America's democratic ideals in the balance.
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The Prestige
Year: 2006
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Rating: (8.5)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 130 min.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Studio: Touchstone Pictures
Cast: Hugh Jackman / Christian Bale / Michael Caine / Piper Perabo / Rebecca Hall / Scarlett Johansson / David Bowie / Andy Serkis / Daniel Davis / Jim Piddock / Christopher Neame / Mark Ryan / Roger Rees / Jamie Harris / Samantha Mahurin
Plot:
In the end of the nineteenth century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough, and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death, and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences.
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The Professor and the Madman
Year: 2019
Genre: Biography / Drama
Rating: (7.3)
Country: Ireland / France / Iceland / USA / Mexico / Belgium / UK / Hong Kong
Runtime: 124 min.
Director: Farhad Safinia
Studio: Fastnet Films
Cast: Mel Gibson / Sean Penn / Eddie Marsan / Natalie Dormer / Jennifer Ehle / Steve Coogan / Stephen Dillane / Ioan Gruffudd / Jeremy Irvine / Laurence Fox / Anthony Andrews / Lars Brygmann / Bryan Murray / David O'Hara / Sean Duggan
Plot:
Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid-19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.
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The Queen
Year: 2006
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (7.3)
Country: UK / USA / France / Italy
Runtime: 103 min.
Director: Stephen Frears
Studio: BIM Distribuzione
Cast: Helen Mirren / James Cromwell / Alex Jennings / Roger Allam / Sylvia Syms / Tim McMullan / Robin Soans / Douglas Reith / Pat Laffan / John McGlynn / Gray O'Brien / Lola Peploe / Joyce Henderson / Amanda Hadingue / Dolina MacLennan
Plot:
Diana, the "People's Princess" has died in a car accident in Paris. The Queen (Dame Helen Mirren) and her family decide that for the best, they should remain hidden behind the closed doors of Balmoral Castle. The heartbroken public do not understand and request that the Queen comforts her people. This also puts pressure on newly elected Tony Blair (Michael Sheen), who constantly tries to convince the monarchy to address the public.
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The Soloist
Year: 2009
Genre: Biography / Drama / Music
Rating: (6.7)
Country: UK / France / USA
Runtime: 117 min.
Director: Joe Wright
Studio: Working Title Films
Cast: Jamie Foxx / Robert Downey Jr. / Catherine Keener / Tom Hollander / LisaGay Hamilton / Nelsan Ellis / Rachael Harris / Stephen Root / Lorraine Toussaint / Justin Martin / Kokayi Ampah / Patrick Tatten / Susane Lee / Marcos De Silvas / Ilia Volok
Plot:
In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez more than his face from a recent bike accident was his pressing need for story ideas. That is when he discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a mentally ill, homeless street musician who possesses extraordinary talent, even through his half-broken instruments. Inspired by his story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about Ayers and attempts to do more to help both him and the rest of the underclass of LA have a better life. However, Lopez's good intentions run headlong in the hard realities of the strength of Ayers' personal demons and the larger social injustices facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Ayers must find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations to hope for a brighter future for both of them.
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The Song Remains the Same
Year: 1976
Genre: Documentary / Music
Rating: (7.7)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 137 min.
Director: Peter Clifton
Studio: Swan Song
Cast: John Bonham / John Paul Jones / Jimmy Page / Robert Plant / Led Zeppelin / Peter Grant / Richard Cole / Derek Skilton / Colin Rigdon
Plot:
The members of Led Zeppelin are called back from vacation by manager Peter Grant to play Madison Square Garden. The film is enhanced by each of the band member's personal fantasies (hallucinations?), such as the opening scene (which is awfully confusing the first time around) in which Peter Grant, dressed in a 1930s black gangster suit drives a 1930s black Ford to a house and blasts everyone with a machine gun.
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The V.I.P.s
Year: 1963
Genre: Drama
Rating: (6.3)
Country: UK
Runtime: 119 min.
Director: Anthony Asquith
Studio: De Grunwald Productions
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor / Richard Burton / Louis Jourdan / Elsa Martinelli / Margaret Rutherford / Maggie Smith / Rod Taylor / Orson Welles / Linda Christian / Dennis Price / Richard Wattis / Ronald Fraser / David Frost / Robert Coote / Joan Benham
Plot:
Awaiting London's Heathrow Airport for a flight to New York City, Frances Andros (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), seen off by her tycoon husband, Paul Andros (Richard Burton), plans to leave her spouse for the arms of an aging international playboy, Marc Champselle (Louis Jourdan). Les Mangrum (Rod Taylor), a self-made Australian businessman travelling with his loyal secretary, Miss Mead (Dame Maggie Smith), must be in New York City the following day to arrange the loan that will help him repel a hostile takeover of his tractor company. Max Buda (Orson Welles), a movie mogul travelling with starlet Gloria Gritti (Elsa Martinelli), must get out of England immediately or face ruinous British income tax. The Duchess of Brighton (Dame Margaret Rutherford) has taken a job as a hostess at an American holiday resort, thinking she will be able to keep her family estate on her new income. Fog descends and blurs the future for them all, forced now to wait in the airport hotel for morning and fair ...
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Un tè con Mussolini
Year: 1999
Genre: Comedy / Drama / War
Rating: (6.9)
Country: Italy / UK
Runtime: 117 min.
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Studio: Cattleya
Cast: Cher / Judi Dench / Joan Plowright / Maggie Smith / Lily Tomlin / Massimo Ghini / Paolo Seganti / Claudio Spadaro / Paul Chequer / Michael Williams / Baird Wallace / Charlie Lucas / Mino Bellei / Tessa Pritchard / Paula Jacobs
Plot:
In 1935 a group of elderly British women, whom the Italians have named the Scorpioni, have chosen Italy, specifically Florence, as a place to live to blend their proper British sensibilities with their love of Italian art and culture. One of those Scorpioni, Mary Walsh (Dame Joan Plowright), works as the English secretary for Paolo Innocente (Massimo Ghini), who, in part because of his own wife's adamant refusal, largely neglects his illegitimate adolescent son, Luca (Baird Wallace), despite Paolo's want for Luca to grow up to be a proper young man, much like the English. Luca has lived in an orphanage since his dressmaker mother's death, death a concept that Luca does not yet understand. As such, he often runs away looking for his mother. On a mutual agreement between Paolo and Mary, Mary becomes Luca's guardian, she who will receive help in raising Luca by her fellow Scorpioni and financial help from Paolo as needed. Associated with the Scorpioni is a brash younger nouveau riche ...
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We Need to Talk About Kevin
Year: 2011
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Rating: (7.5)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 112 min.
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Studio: BBC Films
Cast: Tilda Swinton / John C. Reilly / Ezra Miller / Jasper Newell / Rock Duer / Ashley Gerasimovich / Siobhan Fallon Hogan / Alex Manette / J. Mallory McCree / James Chen / Kenneth Franklin / Leslie Lyles / Paul Diomede / Michael Campbell / Mark Elliot Wilson
Plot:
Eva's a mother trying to piece together her life following an incident caused by her odd child, Kevin. Once a successful writer, she's forced to take whatever comes her way, in spite of the increasingly bizarre and dangerous things Kevin says, or does.
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X: First Class
Year: 2011
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Rating: (7.7)
Country: USA / UK
Runtime: 131 min.
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Set: X-Men Collection
Studio: Marvel Entertainment
Cast: James McAvoy / Laurence Belcher / Michael Fassbender / Bill Milner / Kevin Bacon / Rose Byrne / Jennifer Lawrence / Beth Goddard / Morgan Lily / Oliver Platt / Álex González / Jason Flemyng / Zoë Kravitz / January Jones / Nicholas Hoult
Plot:
Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN.
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