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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
Brexit: The Uncivil War
  • Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)
  • Drama, History, TV Movie,
  • Strategist Dominic Cummings leads a campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union.
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Brexit: The Uncivil War 2019
Breakpoint: A Counter-History of Progress
  • Breakpoint: A Counter-History of Progress (2019)
  • History, Documentary,
  • An account of the last two centuries of the Anthropocene, the Age of Man. How human beings have progressed so much in such a short time through war and the selfish interests of a few, belligerent politicians and captains of industry, damaging the welfare of the majority of mankind, impoverishing the weakest, greedily devouring the limited resources of the Earth.
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Breakpoint: A Counter-History of Progress 2019
Berlioz: Les Troyens
  • Berlioz: Les Troyens (2019)
  • History, Music,
  • In 1854, Hector Berlioz confided in his memoirs that, “For three years, I have been tormented by the idea of a vast opera for which I would like to write both words and music.” Held back by the failures of Benvenuto Cellini and La Damnation de Faust, the composer was to wait another two years before throwing himself into Les Troyens, an enterprise based on Virgil’s Aeneid: an ancient text that, galvanised by the master’s brilliant orchestral modernity, breathed new life into an operatic world still dominated by Verdi. In 1990, when the curtain rose for the first time at the Opéra Bastille, it revealed the Trojan plains. Thirty years later, a new production directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov marks the anniversary of the opera house, revealing the work in all its immensity.
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Berlioz: Les Troyens 2019
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
  • Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)
  • Adventure, Action, History, War,
  • When Mahendra, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.
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Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017
Battle of the Sexes
  • Battle of the Sexes (2017)
  • Comedy, History,
  • Former tennis champ Bobby Riggs faces off against Billie Jean King in a highly publicized exhibition match he calls 'The Battle of the Sexes.'
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Battle of the Sexes 2017
Black Hawk Down
  • Black Hawk Down (2001)
  • Action, History, War,
  • When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
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Black Hawk Down 2001
Backstabbing for Beginners
  • Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • An idealistic young employee at the U.N. investigates the grizzly murder of his predecessor – and uncovers a vast global conspiracy that may involve his own boss.
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Backstabbing for Beginners 2018
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur 2016
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
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
Ben-Hur
  • 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
Breach
  • Breach (2007)
  • Drama, History, Thriller, Crime,
  • Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation of Hanssen's sexual habits, however Hanssen is really suspected of spying for the Soviet Union and Russia for years and being responsible for the deaths of agents working for the United States.
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Breach 2007
Borg vs McEnroe
  • Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
  • Drama, History,
  • The Swedish Björn Borg and the American John McEnroe, the best tennis players in the world, maintain a legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.
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Borg vs McEnroe 2017
Bodyguards and Assassins
  • Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
  • Drama, Action, History,
  • "Bodyguards and Assassins" tells the story of a group of bodyguards protecting Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) from assassins in 1905 Hong Kong.
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Bodyguards and Assassins 2009
Battle of Britain
  • Battle of Britain (1969)
  • Drama, Action, History, War,
  • In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.
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Battle of Britain 1969
Battle of the Bulge
  • Battle of the Bulge (1965)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The Battle of the Bulge" shows this conflict from the perspective of an American intelligence officer as well as from a German Panzer Commander
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Battle of the Bulge 1965
Birdy
  • Birdy (1984)
  • Drama, History,
  • Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
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Birdy 1984
Bloody Sunday
  • Bloody Sunday (2002)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History,
  • The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
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Bloody Sunday 2002
Battleship Potemkin
  • Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  • Drama, History,
  • A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resultant public demonstration, showing support, which brought on a police massacre. The film had an incredible impact on the development of cinema and is a masterful example of montage editing.
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Battleship Potemkin 1925
Bobby
  • Bobby (2006)
  • Drama, History,
  • In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
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Bobby 2006
Back in Time
  • Back in Time (2015)
  • History, Documentary, Family,
  • Cast, crew, and fans explore the classic Back to the Future time-travel trilogy's resonance throughout our culture 30 years after Marty went back in time.
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Back in Time 2015
Battle For Haditha
  • Battle For Haditha (2007)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, War,
  • An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.
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Battle For Haditha 2007
Best of Enemies
  • Best of Enemies (2015)
  • History, Documentary,
  • A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as commentary on the issues of their day, these vitriolic and explosive encounters came to define the modern era of public discourse in the media, marking the big bang moment of our contemporary media landscape when spectacle trumped content and argument replaced substance. Best of Enemies delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, 'What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?'
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Best of Enemies 2015
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee (2007)
  • Drama, History, Western,
  • Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of assimilation, and Sitting Bull the proud Lakota chief whose tribe won the American Indians’ last major victory at Little Big Horn.
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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee 2007
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
  • Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon 1972
Blackadder's Christmas Carol
  • Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988)
  • Comedy, History,
  • Pleasant Ebenezer Blackadder is turned into a cruel and witty miser after seeing visions of his ancestors and descendants.
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Blackadder's Christmas Carol 1988
Barabbas
  • Barabbas (1961)
  • Adventure, Drama, History,
  • Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win his freedom and confront his inner demons, ultimately becoming a follower of the man who was crucified in his place.
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Barabbas 1961
Blackadder Back & Forth
  • Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)
  • Comedy, History,
  • It's Millennium Eve and Blackadder is hosting a dinner party for a few select friends, Lady Elizabeth, Viscount George, Archbishop Melchett and Archbishop Darling. Baldrick devises yet another of his infamous cunning plans to help his ever greedy master Edmund Blackadder con money from his gullible friends. The pair build a "time machine" from empty cereal packets and place bets with their friends as to when in history they will travel, retrieving various artifacts from their travels as proof, items which Blackadder already owns! However, in a strange twist of fate the time machine actually works and the pair are thrown back in history initially to the Jurassic period. Gradually the pair start to return to their own time stopping off at various famous times in history such as Sherwood Forest and the Battle of Waterloo but will they make it home?
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Blackadder Back & Forth 1999
Beneath Hill 60
  • Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • BENEATH HILL 60 is the action packed story of Australia's cat-and-mouse underground mine warfare - one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented, and mystifying conflicts of WW I. It was secret struggle BENEATH the Western Front that combined daring engineering, technology and science. Few on the surface knew of the brave, claustrophobic and sometimes barbaric work of these tunnellers.
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Beneath Hill 60 2010
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