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12 Strong
Year: 2018
Genre: Action / Drama / History / War
Rating: (6.6)
Country: USA
Runtime: 130 min.
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Studio: Torridon Films
Cast: Chris Hemsworth / Michael Shannon / Michael Peña / Navid Negahban / Trevante Rhodes / Geoff Stults / Thad Luckinbill / Austin Hébert / Austin Stowell / Ben O'Toole / Kenneth Miller / Kenny Sheard / Jack Kesy / Rob Riggle / William Fichtner
Plot:
The True Story of the Army's Special Forces "Green Berets", who within weeks responded to the 9-11 attack. Green Berets, with the help of the 160th SOAR(A), took over the country and allowed other Special Forces and the rest of the conventional military to begin the more publicly visible war.
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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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Allonsanfàn
Year: 1974
Genre: Drama / History
Rating: (7)
Country: Italy
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Paolo Taviani
Studio: Una Cooperativa Cinematografica
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni / Lea Massari / Mimsy Farmer / Laura Betti / Claudio Cassinelli / Stanko Molnar / Luisa De Santis / Benjamin Lev / Renato De Carmine / Biagio Pelligra / Michael Berger / Raul Cabrera / Alderice Casali / Roberto Frau / Cirylle Spiga
Plot:
A anarchist leader (Fulvio) wishes to retire, as he is old and tired. He tries to hide himself, but his friends find him and insist he carries on helping them.
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Backstabbing for Beginners
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama / History / Romance / Thriller
Rating: (6.3)
Country: Denmark / Canada / USA
Runtime: 108 min.
Director: Per Fly
Studio: Fortitude International
Cast: Theo James / Ben Kingsley / Belçim Bilgin / Jacqueline Bisset / Peshang Rad / Daniela Lavender / Rachel Wilson / Rossif Sutherland / Brian Markinson / Aidan Devine / Zahir Gilani / Hattie Kragten / Kardo Razzazi / Julie Khaner / Karim Doukkali
Plot:
In October 2002, twenty-four year old Michael Sullivan moves from a job in lobbying to one in the diplomatic corps at the UN, he getting the job despite he feeling the interview having gone badly. He comes from a family of diplomats with both his father and his older sister having served - the former who was killed in 1983 in the US Embassy bombing in Beirut - and thus feels it is in his blood, his hope to make some difference in the world. He is assigned to be the assistant to Costa Pasaris - Pasha - the Undersecretary to the Oil for Food program, the largest ever humanitarian program in the organization. The program is to have Iraqi oil sold at market value with no proceeds going to the regime of Saddam Hussein, in exchange for food and medicine to the Iraqi populace who have suffered under that regime in Hussein filling his own coffers instead. Pasha quickly begins to see Michael as a trusted and valuable aide for the program, particularly against naysayers, especially internal ...
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Backstabbing for Beginners
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama / History / Romance / Thriller
Rating: (6.3)
Country: Denmark / Canada / USA
Runtime: 108 min.
Director: Per Fly
Studio: Fortitude International
Cast: Theo James / Ben Kingsley / Belçim Bilgin / Jacqueline Bisset / Peshang Rad / Daniela Lavender / Rachel Wilson / Rossif Sutherland / Brian Markinson / Aidan Devine / Zahir Gilani / Hattie Kragten / Kardo Razzazi / Julie Khaner / Karim Doukkali
Plot:
In October 2002, twenty-four year old Michael Sullivan moves from a job in lobbying to one in the diplomatic corps at the UN, he getting the job despite he feeling the interview having gone badly. He comes from a family of diplomats with both his father and his older sister having served - the former who was killed in 1983 in the US Embassy bombing in Beirut - and thus feels it is in his blood, his hope to make some difference in the world. He is assigned to be the assistant to Costa Pasaris - Pasha - the Undersecretary to the Oil for Food program, the largest ever humanitarian program in the organization. The program is to have Iraqi oil sold at market value with no proceeds going to the regime of Saddam Hussein, in exchange for food and medicine to the Iraqi populace who have suffered under that regime in Hussein filling his own coffers instead. Pasha quickly begins to see Michael as a trusted and valuable aide for the program, particularly against naysayers, especially internal ...
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Ballon
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama / History / Thriller
Rating: (7.5)
Country: Germany / France / USA
Runtime: 125 min.
Director: Michael Herbig
Studio: herbX Film
Cast: Friedrich Mücke / Karoline Schuch / David Kross / Alicia von Rittberg / Thomas Kretschmann / Christian Näthe / Emily Kusche / Sebastian Hülk / Ulrich Brandhoff / Jonas Holdenrieder / Tilman Döbler / Till Patz / Ben Teichmann / Ronald Kukulies / Gernot Kunert
Plot:
In the summer of 1979, in Thüringen, in East Germany, two families put together a crazy plan. They are desperate to leave the DDR for the 'West' and plan to flee in a homemade hot air balloon. After sewing and tinkering for weeks, the amateurs make their first attempt. Meters from the West German border, their balloon suffers from the rain and crash lands. Luckily, they manage to avoid being caught by the police. However, the wreckage from their escape attempt is found and that triggers a desperate manhunt. The tension rises as the families determine to try again, and a race against time ensues. On the one hand, the authorities, desperate to track down the traitors, become aware that a second attempt is being planned. On the other, the would-be escapees, conscious of the search drawing ever nearer, need to build a more robust, weatherproof balloon - and avoid leaving too many clues.
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Bobby
Year: 2006
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (7)
Country: USA
Runtime: 117 min.
Director: Emilio Estevez
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Cast: Harry Belafonte / Joy Bryant / Nick Cannon / Emilio Estevez / Laurence Fishburne / Brian Geraghty / Heather Graham / Anthony Hopkins / Helen Hunt / Joshua Jackson / David Krumholtz / Ashton Kutcher / Shia LaBeouf / Lindsay Lohan / William H. Macy
Plot:
Tuesday, June 4, 1968: the California Presidential primary. As day breaks, Robert F. Kennedy arrives at the Ambassador Hotel. He'll campaign, then speak to supporters at midnight. To capture the texture of the late 1960s, we see vignettes at the hotel: a couple marries so he can avoid Vietnam, kitchen staff discuss race and baseball, a man cheats on his wife, another is fired for racism, a retired hotel doorman plays chess in the lobby with an old friend, a campaign strategist's wife needs a pair of black shoes, two campaign staff trip on LSD, a lounge singer is on the downhill slide. Through it all, we see and hear R.F.K. calling for a better society and a better nation.
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El jugador de ajedrez
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama / History / War
Rating: (6.3)
Country: Spain
Runtime: 98 min.
Director: Luis Oliveros
Studio: Hernández y Fernández Producciones Cinematográficas
Cast: Marc Clotet / Melina Matthews / Alejo Sauras / Stefan Weinert / Pau Durà / Mike Hoffmann / Maarten Dannenberg / Christian Stamm / Andrés Gertrúdix / Lionel Auguste / Iris Vallés Torres / Blanca Zurdo / Juan Del Santo / Péter Geltz / Eric Bonicatto
Plot:
In 1934 Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Championship of Chess and meets a French journalist, Marianne Latour, and they fall in love. At the end of the Civil War, Marianne convinces Diego to live in France with their daughter, where shortly afterwards Diego will be accused of spying by the Nazis and imprisoned in an SS prison. In prison, Diego will try to survive in a hostile environment thanks to Colonel Maier's passion for chess.
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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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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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Il fiore delle mille e una notte
Year: 1974
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Fantasy / History / Romance
Rating: (6.8)
Country: Italy / France
Runtime: 130 min.
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Studio: Les Productions Artistes Associés
Cast: Ninetto Davoli / Franco Citti / Franco Merli / Ines Pellegrini / Elisabetta Genovese / Tessa Bouché / Margareth Clémenti / Luigina Rocchi / Alberto Argentino / Francesco Paolo Governale / Salvatore Sapienza / Zeudi Biasolo / Barbara Grandi / Gioacchino Castellini / Abadit Ghidei
Plot:
In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of Mid-West Asia, the main story concerns an innocent young man who comes to fall in love with a slave who selected him as her master. After his foolish error causes their separation, he travels in search of her. Various other travelers who recount their own tragic and romantic experiences include stories of a young man who becomes enraptured by a mysterious woman on his wedding day, and a man who is determined to free a woman from a demon.
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Jesus Christ Superstar
Year: 1973
Genre: Drama / History / Musical
Rating: (7.4)
Country: USA
Runtime: 106 min.
Director: Norman Jewison
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Ted Neeley / Carl Anderson / Yvonne Elliman / Barry Dennen / Larry Marshall / Josh Mostel / Paul Thomas / Robert Lupone / Bob Bingham / Kurt Yaghjian / Pi Douglass / Jonathan Wynne / Thommie Walsh / Richard Molinare / David Devir
Plot:
Based on a concept album project written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and the subsequent long-running Broadway performance, this film tells the story of the final 6 days in the life of Jesus Christ through the troubled eyes of Judas Iscariot. Too often mis-labeled a musical, this film is a "rock opera." There are no spoken lines, everything is sung.
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Kagemusha
Year: 1980
Genre: Drama / History / War
Rating: (8)
Country: Japan / USA
Runtime: 180 min.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Studio: Toho Company, Ltd.
Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai / Tsutomu Yamazaki / Jinpachi Nezu / Daisuke Ryû / Masayuki Yui / Kaori Momoi / Ken'ichi Hagiwara / Hideji Ôtaki / Mitsuko Baishô / Hideo Murota / Takayuki Shiho / Kôji Shimizu / Noboru Shimizu / Sen Yamamoto / Shuhei Sugimori
Plot:
When a powerful warlord in medieval Japan dies, a poor thief recruited to impersonate him finds difficulty living up to his role and clashes with the spirit of the warlord during turbulent times in the kingdom.
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La princesse de Montpensier
Year: 2010
Genre: Action / Drama / History / Romance / War
Rating: (6.5)
Country: France / Germany
Runtime: 139 min.
Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Studio: Paradis Films
Cast: Mélanie Thierry / Lambert Wilson / Gaspard Ulliel / Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet / Raphaël Personnaz / Philippe Magnan / Judith Chemla / César Domboy / Joséphine de La Baume / Michel Vuillermoz / Florence Thomassin / Christine Brücher / Evelina Meghnagi / Jean-Pol Dubois / Charles Petit
Plot:
Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella by the celebrated Madame de Lafayette, the action centers on the love of Marie de Mezières for her dashing cousin Henri de Guise, thwarted when her father's political ambitions force her into marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, whom she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman with a disdain for warfare, and soon becomes exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court.
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Schindler's List
Year: 1993
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (8.9)
Country: USA
Runtime: 195 min.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Liam Neeson / Ben Kingsley / Ralph Fiennes / Caroline Goodall / Jonathan Sagall / Embeth Davidtz / Malgorzata Gebel / Shmuel Levy / Mark Ivanir / Béatrice Macola / Andrzej Seweryn / Friedrich von Thun / Krzysztof Luft / Norbert Weisser / Harry Nehring
Plot:
Oskar Schindler is a vain and greedy German businessman who becomes an unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric German Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp, it is a testament to the good in all of us.
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Some Mother's Son
Year: 1996
Genre: Drama / History
Rating: (7.2)
Country: Ireland / USA
Runtime: 112 min.
Director: Terry George
Studio: Hell's Kitchen Films
Cast: Helen Mirren / Fionnula Flanagan / Aidan Gillen / David O'Hara / John Lynch / Tom Hollander / Tim Woodward / Ciarán Hinds / Geraldine O'Rawe / Gerard McSorley / Ciarán Fitzgerald / Robert Lang / Stephen Hogan / Dan Gordon / Grainne Delany
Plot:
The 1981 hunger strike in an Irish prison, in which I.R.A. prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against their treatment as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. It focuses on the mothers of two of the strikers, and their struggle.
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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 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 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 Revenant
Year: 2015
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / History / Western
Rating: (8)
Country: USA / Hong Kong / Taiwan
Runtime: 156 min.
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Studio: Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio / Tom Hardy / Domhnall Gleeson / Will Poulter / Forrest Goodluck / Paul Anderson / Kristoffer Joner / Joshua Burge / Duane Howard / Fabrice Adde / Arthur RedCloud / Christopher Rosamond / Robert Moloney / Lukas Haas / Melaw Nakehk'o
Plot:
While exploring uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.
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