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First Man
  • First Man (2018)
  • Drama, History,
  • A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
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First Man 2018
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
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
  • The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.
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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society 2018
Dunkirk
  • Dunkirk (2017)
  • Drama, Action, History, Thriller, War,
  • The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
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Dunkirk 2017
Operation Finale
  • Operation Finale (2018)
  • Drama, History,
  • 15 years after World War II, a team of secret agents are brought together to track down Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust.
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Operation Finale 2018
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
The Post
  • The Post (2018)
  • 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 2018
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
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
The Professor and the Madman
  • The Professor and the Madman (2018)
  • Drama, History,
  • 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 Professor and the Madman 2018
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
Gotti
  • Gotti (2018)
  • 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 2018
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
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
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
Ip Man 3
  • Ip Man 3 (2015)
  • Drama, Action, History,
  • When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.
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Ip Man 3 2015
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
They Shall Not Grow Old
  • They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
  • History, Documentary, War,
  • A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.
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They Shall Not Grow Old 2018
Detroit
  • Detroit (2017)
  • Drama, History, Thriller, Crime,
  • A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
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Detroit 2017
Mary Queen of Scots
  • Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
  • Drama, History,
  • Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
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Mary Queen of Scots 2018
Woman Walks Ahead
  • Woman Walks Ahead (2018)
  • Drama, History, Western,
  • Caroline Weldon moves to Dakota in the 19th century and tries to help the Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull keep the land for his people.
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Woman Walks Ahead 2018
Shock and Awe
  • Shock and Awe (2018)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."
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Shock and Awe 2018
All the Money in the World
  • All the Money in the World (2017)
  • Drama, History, Thriller, Crime, Mystery,
  • The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.
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All the Money in the World 2017
Chappaquiddick
  • Chappaquiddick (2018)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
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Chappaquiddick 2018
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
Escape from Alcatraz
Escape from Alcatraz 1979
Outlaw King
  • Outlaw King (2018)
  • Drama, Action, History, War,
  • Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.
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Outlaw King 2018
Kayamkulam Kochunni
  • Kayamkulam Kochunni (2018)
  • Drama, Action, History,
  • The life of Kayamkulam Kochunni, a famed highwayman who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor during the British Raj in the early 19th century Central Travancore.
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Kayamkulam Kochunni 2018
Kagemusha
  • Kagemusha (1980)
  • Drama, Action, History, War,
  • When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.
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Kagemusha 1980
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
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