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Assassin's Creed
  • Assassin's Creed (2016)
  • Adventure, Fantasy, Action, History, Science Fiction,
  • Lynch discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.
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Assassin's Creed 2016
A Royal Affair
  • A Royal Affair (2012)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
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A Royal Affair 2012
Summer of '67
  • Summer of '67 (2018)
  • Drama, History, Romance, War,
  • Based on real life events, Summer of '67 brings to life the turbulent times of the sixties and the struggles faced by the men and women impacted by the Vietnam War. Young wife and mother Milly (Rachel Schrey) is forced to live with her mother-in-law while her husband Gerald (Cameron Gilliam) is away on the USS Forrestal. Kate (Bethany Davenport) must choose between Peter (Christopher Dalton) her high school sweetheart and Van (Sam Brooks) her new hippie boyfriend. Ruby Mae (Sharonne Lanier) finally finds true love with Reggie (Jerrold Edwards) only to have him whisked away by the draft. Each woman faces the question of whether or not their man will return, and even if he does, will life as they know it ever be the same?
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Summer of '67 2018
Ben-Hur 2016
In the Heart of the Sea
  • In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, Thriller,
  • In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.
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In the Heart of the Sea 2015
  • Changeling (2008)
  • Drama, History, Mystery,
  • Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
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Changeling 2008
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
  • Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, War,
  • When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
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Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War 2004
The Angel
  • The Angel (2018)
  • Drama, Action, History, Thriller, War,
  • True story of Ashraf Marwan, who was President Nasser's son-in-law and special adviser and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat - while simultaneously Israeli Intelligence's most precious asset of the 20th century. Based on NYT bestselling book 'The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel' by Uri Bar-Joseph.
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The Angel 2018
Night Shadows
  • Night Shadows (2018)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • Just outside Belfast in 1974, a British soldier faces the realisation that he can't stand by and let his superior officers treat the public in a violent and disrespectful manner. Whilst on duty at a roadblock, the consequences of his actions will have a devastating effect on those around him.
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Night Shadows 2018
Baahubali: The Beginning
  • Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
  • Adventure, Action, History, War,
  • The young Shivudu is left as a foundling in a small village by his mother. By the time he’s grown up, it has become apparent that he possesses exceptional gifts. He meets the beautiful warrior/princess Avanthika and learns that her queen has been held captive for the last 25 years. Shividu sets off to rescue her, discovering his own origins in the process.
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Baahubali: The Beginning 2015
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
  • Downfall (2004)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his generals and advisers to fight to the last man. When the end finally does come, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.
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Downfall 2004
Rules of Engagement
  • Rules of Engagement (2000)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, War,
  • Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.
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Rules of Engagement 2000
  • 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
The Founder
  • The Founder (2016)
  • Drama, History,
  • The story of McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc.
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The Founder 2016
We Were Soldiers
  • We Were Soldiers (2002)
  • Action, History, War,
  • The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
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We Were Soldiers 2002
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
The Elephant Man
  • The Elephant Man (1980)
  • Drama, History,
  • A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.
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The Elephant Man 1980
  • Milk (2008)
  • Drama, History,
  • The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and old, straight and gay, alike – at a time when prejudice and violence against gays was openly accepted as the norm.
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Milk 2008
  • Ran (1985)
  • Drama, Action, History,
  • In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how their new-found power will corrupt them.
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Ran 1985
Sword of the Stranger
  • Sword of the Stranger (2007)
  • Animation, Action, History,
  • Pursued by formidable Chinese assassins, young Kotaro and his dog run into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving the dog from a poison attack, but chaos erupts when the assassins find Kotaro, and No Name must face his past before a horrible fate is met again.
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Sword of the Stranger 2007
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
  • Jobs (2013)
  • Drama, History,
  • The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
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Jobs 2013
Das Boot
  • Das Boot (1981)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
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Das Boot 1981
Come and See
  • Come and See (1985)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On returning home, Florya finds his family and fellow peasants massacred. His continued survival amidst the brutal debris of war becomes increasingly nightmarish, a battle between despair and hope.
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Come and See 1985
  • Agora (2009)
  • Adventure, Drama, History,
  • A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
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Agora 2009
  • Harakiri (1962)
  • Drama, Action, History,
  • Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri.
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Harakiri 1962
  • Spartacus (1960)
  • Drama, Action, History,
  • Spartacus is a 1960 American historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. The film stars Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave Spartacus who leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire. The film was awarded four Oscars and stands today as one of the greatest classics of the Sword and Sandal genre.
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Spartacus 1960
Ip Man
  • Ip Man (2008)
  • Drama, Action, History,
  • A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.
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Ip Man 2008
  • Valkyrie (2008)
  • Drama, History, Thriller, War,
  • Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer.
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Valkyrie 2008
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