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Unrest

Unrest

Unrest

IMDb: 8.3
2017
97min

When Harvard PhD student Jennifer Brea is struck down at 28 by a fever that leaves her bedridden, doctors tell her it’s “all in her head.” Determined to live, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story—and four other families’ stories—fighting a disease medicine forgot.

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Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking

IMDb: 7.4
2016
88min

Alive and Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider’s view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern American society.

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Daddy

Daddy

Daddy

IMDb: 6.3
2017
134min

Set in the 70’s era of Mumbai and raised in the impoverished dagdi chawl’s, mill worker Arun Gulab Gawli rises to the position of a dreaded don, a politician and ultimately becomes the chief adversary of the renowned Dawood Ibrahim.

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The Showdown

The Showdown

The Showdown

IMDb: 6.0
2011
111min

In the 11th year of Kwang Hae-gun, Jo-seon soldiers go to war with China after an invasion. In the middle of Manchu, three people who have barely survived are being cornered by the Chinese forces, and begin a bloody battle not with their enemies but with their friends.

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Tubelight

Tubelight

Tubelight

IMDb: 4.1
2017
136min

Laxman Singh Bisht (Salman) is nicknamed tube light by his neighbours because he is feeble-minded. Despite being special, Laxman lives by one life-lesson; keep your faith alive and you can do almost anything, even stop a war.

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Spartacus

Spartacus

Spartacus

IMDb: 6.8
2004
174min

Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an Ethiopian warrior, Draba, Spartacus leads a slave uprising which threatens Rome’s status quo. As Spartacus gains sympathy within the Roman Senate, he also makes a powerful enemy in form of Marcus Lucinius Crassus, who makes it a matter of personal honor to crush the rebellion.

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A Frozen Flower

A Frozen Flower

A Frozen Flower

IMDb: 7.2
2008
133min

A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard. Under the dominance of Yuan Dynasty China, the king of Goryeo Dynasty Korea is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. Unable to make love to his queen because he is in love with his bodyguard, Hong Lim, the king asks the two of them to sleep together instead. This sexual contact formulates a forbidden love between Hong Lim and the Queen.

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The Death of Louis XIV

The Death of Louis XIV

The Death of Louis XIV

IMDb: 7.0
2016
105min

August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The next days, the king keeps fulfilling his duties and obligations, but his sleep is troubled and he has a serious fever. He barely eats and weakens increasingly. This is the start of the slow agony of the greatest king of France, surrounded by his relatives and doctors.

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The Hornet’s Nest

The Hornet’s Nest

The Hornet’s Nest

IMDb: 6.5
2014
93min

Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.

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In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World

IMDb: 8.0
2016
128min

Newlywed Suzu Urano moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, where she perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination.

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Cast a Giant Shadow

Cast a Giant Shadow

Cast a Giant Shadow

IMDb: 6.4
1966
146min

An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel’s Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as partition is granted. He is made commander of the Israeli forces just before the war begins.

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The Dark Ages

The Dark Ages

The Dark Ages

IMDb: 7.2
2007
120min

Beginning with Rome’s fall in the fifth century, tis History Channel presentation sheds light on the Dark Ages, covering the continent-wide chaos, including raids by Vikings Vandals, and Visigoths, bubonic plague, famine, civil unrest and more. The program takes viewers from the darkest of times to the dawn of a new beginning as the turmoil besieging Europe gives rise to the Crusades, the Enlightenment, and the Renaissance.

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The Assassination of Richard Nixon

The Assassination of Richard Nixon

The Assassination of Richard Nixon

IMDb: 7.0
2004
95min

It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes and comes up with the President of the United States who he plans to murder.

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Midnight Return: The Story Of Billy Hayes And Turkey

Midnight Return: The Story Of Billy Hayes And Turkey

Midnight Return: The Story Of Billy Hayes And Turkey

IMDb: 7.3
2016
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The real life story of Billy Hayes and Midnight Express.

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The Castle Project

The Castle Project

The Castle Project

IMDb: 4.6
2013
86min

Of ghost hunting, real estate speculators and vanity projects.

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Hostage

Hostage

Hostage

IMDb: 6.5
2014
97min

Tragicomic family film about the world of children heroes – particularly the son of a local communist officer and his friend, a little hostage of the regime, whose parents emigrated to the West, few years before “Prague Spring” and the occupation of Czechoslovakia. Camaraderie, the first big discoveries of love, enemy gang fights and naive ideas are confronted with the reality of adult’s world. The film is about the first contacts with bizarre and absurd reality of relationships and attitudes of adults, politics, emigration, but also betrayal and death and about how all those things form and transform the lives of small boys, who are forced to grow up too quickly.

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In the Fog

In the Fog

In the Fog

IMDb: 6.9
2012
130min

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.

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Indu Sarkar

Indu Sarkar

Indu Sarkar

IMDb: 6.6
2017
139min

Indu’s husband, a government employee, believes in using the state of Emergency to advance his career, but a moral and ideological discrepancy sets her on a own path.

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Don’t Take Me Home

Don’t Take Me Home

Don’t Take Me Home

IMDb: 6.8
2017
90min

Documentary focusing on the wales national football team and their first Major Tournament since 1958 at the Euro’s 2016 in France. going beyond expectations and reaching the Semi Final, Making a Country Proud

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Tribal Justice

Tribal Justice

Tribal Justice

IMDb: 6.5
2017
87min

A documentary profiling two judges from California’s Native American tribes.

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Stealing Heaven

Stealing Heaven

Stealing Heaven

IMDb: 6.8
1988
108min

Abelard, a famous teacher of philosophy at the cathedral school of Notre Dame, falls in love with one of his students, Héloïse d’Argenteuil. A sixteen-year old girl raised in a convent, Héloïse has an intellectual curiosity and rebels against the status of women in 12th century Europe. When others begin to suspect their relationship, Heloise’s uncle Fulbert and the bishop of Paris work together to put a stop to it. Héloïse becomes pregnant with Abelard’s child, and they are married in secret. Abelard struggles for acting against the will of God, yet is unable to escape his love for Heloise.

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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba

Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba

Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba

IMDb: 5.8
2009
130min

Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine’s Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.

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Pan Tadeusz

Pan Tadeusz

Pan Tadeusz

IMDb: 6.1
1999
150min

A grand and patriotic tale of Poland’s struggle for freedom just before Napoleon’s war with Russia. Written in poetic style by Adam Mickiewicz, this story follows two feuding Polish families as they overcome their old conflicts and petty lives. However, they are able to unite as one with their patriotic and rebellious efforts to free the country they deeply love from Russian control.

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The Sovereign’s Servant

The Sovereign’s Servant

The Sovereign’s Servant

IMDb: 6.1
2007
131min

Europe, 1709. Russia and Sweden are at war. Two French duelists are exiled by King Louis XIV of France: one to the side of Czar Peter the Great of Russia, the other to the side of King Charles XII of Sweden. Although separated by war and allegiance, fate has not finished with them.

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A Good American

A Good American

A Good American

IMDb: 7.8
2015
100min

A Good American tells the story of the best code-breaker the USA ever had and how he and a small team within NSA created a surveillance tool that could pick up any electronic signal on earth, filter it for targets and render results in real-time while keeping the privacy as demanded by the US constitution.

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God of War

God of War

God of War

IMDb: 6.3
2017
130min

During the 16th century, Japanese pirates proliferate along the Chinese coastline. In 1557, the pirates take over Cengang in Zhejiang. After months of futile advances, Commander Yu (Sammo Hung) finally defeats them under the leadership of newly promoted General Qi (Vincent Zhao). The pirates, however, manage to escape. In 1561, the pirates regroup and once again attack the coastal cities of China. With both the cities of Xinhe and Taizhou under attack, Qi’s army is caught between two fires. Even though most family members of his soldiers are located in Xinhe, Qi makes the tough decision to go to Taizhou and leaves his wife in charge of the fight against the pirates in Xinhe, knowing that the defeat of the pirates’ elite team in Taizhou will bring long lasting peace to the coastal cities.

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The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

IMDb: 7.3
2002
95min

“The Laramie Project” is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of “The Laramie Project,” the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, recording hours of interviews with the town’s citizens over a two-year period. The film adaptation dramatizes the troupe’s visit, using the actual words from the transcripts to create a portrait of a town forced to confront itself.

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Lion of the Desert

Lion of the Desert

Lion of the Desert

IMDb: 8.4
1980
173min

This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering army attempted to subdue the natives.

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King of Kings

King of Kings

King of Kings

IMDb: 7.1
1961
168min

Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.

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Betting on the Bulbs

Betting on the Bulbs

Betting on the Bulbs

IMDb: 0
2017
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Corbo

Corbo

Corbo

IMDb: 7.4
2014
119min

A teenage Quebecer in the 1960s evolves from pro-independence activist to radical terrorist, in this gripping chronicle of the origins of the FLQ in the decade preceding the 1970 October Crisis.

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Rangoon

Rangoon

Rangoon

IMDb: 5.8
2017
167min

Love triangle set against the backdrop of World War II.

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The Advocate

The Advocate

The Advocate

IMDb: 6.8
1993
102min

Bizarre black comedy about 15th-century Paris lawyer Richard Courtois (Firth) who decides to ply his trade in the country, only to find things stranger than he can imagine. His first case turns out to be defending a pig that’s accused of murdering a child. And the pig is owned by beautiful gypsy Samira (Annabi), so the idealistic lawyer can fall in love (or lust). There’s religion and superstition, there’s power struggles, there’s ignorance versus knowledge–things sound very modern indeed.

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Who Is Undercover

Who Is Undercover

Who Is Undercover

IMDb: 6.4
2013
108min

In 1946, to prevent the Chinese civil war, Zhou Enlai who represented the Communists held a talk with the Chinese Nationalist Party, and George C. Marshall, who represented the Americans at Plum Village in Nanjing. A lost notebook stirred the already turbulent peace talk. The ripples alert the three sides and a battle of spy and anti-spy began. Many historical figures like Zhou Enlai, George Marshall, Chiang Kai-shek, Soong May-ling, He Yingqing, Chen Cheng, and Hu Zongnan are depicted in the movie. Other fictional persona such as the ace agent Xiong Huiquan, the female journalist, and a secret spy who belongs to the Confidential Bureau adds tension to the critical moment.

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Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

IMDb: 7.6
2017
101min

At the heart of the Apollo program was the special team in Mission Control who put a man on the moon and helped create the future.

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First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

IMDb: 7.1
2017
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Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.

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The Battleship Island

The Battleship Island

The Battleship Island

IMDb: 7.3
2017
132min

During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island to mine for coal, attempt to escape. Lee Kang-Ok is a bandmaster at Kyungsung Hotel. He decides to go to Japan to protect his daughter, but he is drafted into Battleship Island by force, being deceived by talk to send him to Japan. On Battleship Island, he does anything to protect his daughter. Choi Chil-Sung is the top fighter in Kyungsung (old name of “Seoul”). He makes troubles on Battleship Island, but he has a warm heart. Park Moo-Young belongs to the Korean Independence group. He sneaks onto Battleship Island to rescue a member of the independence group.

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Brotherhood of Blades 2

Brotherhood of Blades 2

Brotherhood of Blades 2

IMDb: 7.1
2017
90min

The team behind the Chinese movie ‘Brotherhood of Blades’ (2014) returns with an action-packed sequel (technically a prequel) that places the heroes back into a conflict-ridden Ming Dynasty.

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Baadshaho

Baadshaho

Baadshaho

IMDb: 6.0
2017
162min

Baadshaho is inspired by real-life events during the Emergency and revolves around stolen gold, a thief (Ajay Devgn), an undercover cop (Vidyut Jammwal), a character inspired by Maharani Gayatri Devi (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) and an army officer (Emraan Hashmi) who is entrusted with protecting the country’s treasure.

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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon

Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon

Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon

IMDb: 6.2
2008
102min

The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.

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