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  • Tombstone (1993)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, Western,
  • Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a gang of renegade brigands and rustlers begins terrorizing the town.
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Tombstone 1993
Saving Mr. Banks
  • Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
  • Drama, Comedy, History,
  • Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.
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Saving Mr. Banks 2013
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • An infantryman recounts the final hours before he and his fellow soldiers return to Iraq.
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 2016
Made in Dagenham
  • Made in Dagenham (2010)
  • Drama, Comedy, History,
  • A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
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Made in Dagenham 2010
Malcolm X
Malcolm X 1992
Patriots Day
  • Patriots Day (2016)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
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Patriots Day 2016
  • JFK (1991)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
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JFK 1991
  • Zulu (1964)
  • Drama, Action, History, War,
  • In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) are in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an Alamo-like seige until they are overwhelmed, losing the battle, but going down in history as heroes. 150 soldiers defended a supply station against some 4000 Zulus, aided by the Martini-Henry rifle 'with some guts behind it. "At Rorke's Drift, eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded. Seven to the 2nd Battalion, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot, one to the Army Medical Department, one to the Royal Engineers, one to the Commissariat and Transport Department and one to the Natal Native Contingent.
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Zulu 1964
The Good Shepherd
  • The Good Shepherd (2006)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. His dedication to his work does not come without a price though, leading him to sacrifice his ideals and eventually his family.
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The Good Shepherd 2006
The Untouchables
  • The Untouchables (1987)
  • Drama, History, Thriller, Crime,
  • Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone but it's not going to be easy, because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one in the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.
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The Untouchables 1987
Dallas Buyers Club
  • Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
  • Drama, History,
  • Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
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Dallas Buyers Club 2013
The Young Victoria
  • The Young Victoria (2009)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
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The Young Victoria 2009
The Last of the Mohicans
  • The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, Romance, War,
  • As the English and French soldiers battle for control of the North American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are saved by Hawkeye, an orphaned settler adopted by the last of the Mohicans.
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The Last of the Mohicans 1992
Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  • Drama, History, Mystery,
  • Judgment at Nuremberg is an American film based on the trials of 4 Nazi judges in Nuremberg Germany in 1948 by an American court.
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Judgment at Nuremberg 1961
The Finest Hours
  • The Finest Hours (2016)
  • Drama, Action, History, Thriller,
  • The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
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The Finest Hours 2016
Shakespeare in Love
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • History,
  • Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy.
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Shakespeare in Love 1998
The 33
  • The 33 (2015)
  • Drama, History,
  • Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
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The 33 2015
Anna and the King
  • Anna and the King (1999)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860's. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just one woman.
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Anna and the King 1999
The Right Stuff
  • The Right Stuff (1983)
  • Drama, History,
  • Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be in it. Thrilling, funny, charming and electrifying all at once.
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The Right Stuff 1983
  • Defiance (2008)
  • Drama, Action, History, War,
  • During World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland. Based on a true story.
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Defiance 2008
The Duchess
  • The Duchess (2008)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
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The Duchess 2008
United 93
  • United 93 (2006)
  • Drama, Action, History, Thriller, Crime,
  • A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
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United 93 2006
Pegasus Bridge
  • Pegasus Bridge (2018)
  • Action, History, War,
  • In the early hours of the 6th of June 1944 Allied Airborne Forces launched one of most daring assaults in history. 181 men in 6 gliders landed at night to capture two bridges vital to the success of the D-Day landings, one of these would become known as Pegasus Bridge.
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Pegasus Bridge 2018
  • Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History,
  • Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, the third film version of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. It premiered at Loew's State Theatre in New York City on November 18, 1959. The film went on to win a record of eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, a feat equaled only by Titanic in 1998 and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2004. It was also the last film to win the Oscar for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, until nearly 44 years later when Mystic River achieved the same feat.The movie revolves around a Jewish prince who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend and how he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
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Ben-Hur 1959
Che: Part Two
  • Che: Part Two (2009)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remains a symbol of idealism and heroism that lives in the hearts of people around the world.
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Che: Part Two 2009
  • Suffragette (2015)
  • Drama, History,
  • Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
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Suffragette 2015
Charlie Wilson's War
  • Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
  • Drama, Comedy, History,
  • A drama based on Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
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Charlie Wilson's War 2007
  • Invictus (2009)
  • Drama, History,
  • Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.
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Invictus 2009
Ed Wood
  • Ed Wood (1994)
  • Drama, Comedy, History,
  • The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
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Ed Wood 1994
The Monuments Men
  • The Monuments Men (2014)
  • Drama, Action, History, War,
  • Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed?
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The Monuments Men 2014
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