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The Great Escape
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War,
  • The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security "escape-proof" camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.
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The Great Escape 1963
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
The Last Emperor
  • The Last Emperor (1987)
  • Drama, History,
  • A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.
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The Last Emperor 1987
King Arthur
  • King Arthur (2004)
  • Adventure, History, War,
  • This 2004 version of the Arthurian legend is different from the traditional, as it is loosely based on the "Sarmatian hypothesis", formulated by C. Scott Littleton and Ann C. Thomas in 1978, which holds that the Arthurian legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander Lucius Artorius Castus is the historical person behind the legend.
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King Arthur 2004
The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • A classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson , the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans.
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The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
  • Drama, History,
  • A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 2013
Empire of the Sun
  • Empire of the Sun (1987)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • The story of young English boy who lives with his parents in Shanghai during World War II. After the Pearl Harbor attack, the Japanese occupy the Shanghai International Settlement, and in the following chaos Jim becomes separated from his parents.
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Empire of the Sun 1987
The Bounty
  • The Bounty (1984)
  • Drama, Action, History,
  • The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.
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The Bounty 1984
Free State of Jones
  • Free State of Jones (2016)
  • Drama, Action, History, Thriller,
  • True Civil War era story about a white Southerner who falls for a slave and consequently rebels against the Confederacy.
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Free State of Jones 2016
  • Silence (2016)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • In the 17th century two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity.
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Silence 2016
  • 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
  • Evita (1996)
  • Drama, History, Music,
  • The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
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Evita 1996
  • Midway (1976)
  • Drama, Action, History, War,
  • A sprawling war film, Midway stars nearly every actor who wasn't in A Bridge Too Far. Charlton Heston, Toshirô Mifune, Robert Mitchum and Henry Fonda are among the familiar faces depicting the American and Japanese forces in a naval battle that became the turning point of the Pacific war. Using some real wartime footage, Midway provides an exciting view of a gigantic battle.
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Midway 1976
Ang Larawan
  • Ang Larawan (2017)
  • Drama, History, Music, Family,
  • A musical tale about two impoverished sisters' anguish over whether or not to sell the final masterpiece of their recluse father days before the second world war, in Manila.
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Ang Larawan 2017
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
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
  • Amadeus (1984)
  • Drama, History, Music,
  • The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.
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Amadeus 1984
Seven Years in Tibet
  • Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
  • Adventure, Drama, History, War,
  • Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.
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Seven Years in Tibet 1997
  • 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
Steve Jobs
  • Steve Jobs (2015)
  • Drama, History,
  • Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
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Steve Jobs 2015
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
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
  • Pompeii (2014)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, Romance,
  • Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
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Pompeii 2014
  • 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
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 Killing Fields
  • The Killing Fields (1984)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • The Killing Fields tells the real life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which lead to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four years, until Pol Pot's regime was toppled by the intervening Vietnamese in 1979.
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The Killing Fields 1984
Flags of Our Fathers
  • Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. "Flags of Our Fathers" is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen, John "Doc" Bradley (Ryan Phillippe), Pvt. Rene Gagnon (Jesse Bradford), and Pvt. Ira Hayes (Adam Beach), who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima. "Flags of Our Fathers" is the American viewpoint of Eastwood's diptych on the battle of Iwo Jima, the other being "Letters From Iwo Jima", which tells the same story from the Japanse point of view.
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Flags of Our Fathers 2006
  • Flyboys (2006)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, Romance, War,
  • The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
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Flyboys 2006
Ned Kelly
  • Ned Kelly (2003)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History,
  • After getting threatened by Kelly's friends and family, Constable Fitzpatrick places the blame on Ned Kelly and exaggerates what happened. With the biggest ever award available, Kelly and his gang set into the wild, to remain hidden from everyone who seeks them. Even if it means having his family arrested, the Kelly Gang stay hidden and plan a way to get their names cleared.
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Ned Kelly 2003
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
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