History movies

Missing

Missing

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Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he uncovers a trail of cover-ups that implicate the US State department which supports the right-wing dictatorship.


Gideon's Trumpet

Gideon's Trumpet

True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.\


The Mission

The Mission

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When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have built against the Portugese aggressors.\


Escape from Sobibor

Escape from Sobibor

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The true story of WWII's notorious Sobibor Nazi death camp, where a courageous inmate orchestrates and leads the escape of over 300 prisoners.


Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators

Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators

The story of Spartacus and 10 other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports. They escape and are faced at every turn by Roman soldiers bent on taking them back to the Coliseum - dead or alive!


Geronimo

Geronimo

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In 1883, the Apache Indians lead by Geronimo reluctantly surrender to the attacks of American and Mexican troops, in exchange for a territory and food for their warriors. Soon though, Geronimo escapes the camps and declares war against the Americans.


The Long Riders

The Long Riders

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The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.


The Untouchables

The Untouchables

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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 on 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.


Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

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An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture. From the earliest versions of the script to the blockbuster debuts, explore the creation of the Star Wars Trilogy.


The Gospel of John

The Gospel of John

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A word for word depiction of the life of Jesus Christ from the Good News Translation Bible as recorded in the Gospel of John.


The Inquiry

The Inquiry

A Roman agent is sent to Palestine to investigate rumors of the resurrection of an executed criminal.


Casualties of War

Casualties of War

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During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.


Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

This is a remake of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in the power-struggle for the throne of England. Will justice prevail and will all fair ladies in distress be rescued?


The Bounty

The Bounty

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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.


A Passage to India

A Passage to India

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Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's mother, Mrs. Moore, befriend an Indian doctor, Aziz H. Ahmed.


The Adventures of Hercules

The Adventures of Hercules

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Hercules searches for the Seven Thunderbolts of Zeus, which have been stolen by renegade gods.


Night Ambush

Night Ambush

Led by British officers, partisans on Crete plan to kidnap the island's German commander and smuggle him to Cairo to embarrass the occupiers.


Hannibal

Hannibal

A Carthaginian general attempts to cross the Alps with an army of elephants in order to conquer Rome.


Henry V

Henry V

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Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.


Hope and Glory

Hope and Glory

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Director John Boorman drew from his own childhood experiences for this coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up in and around London during World War II. For young Billy Rowan, the nightly bombings provide a frightening show, but they include opportunities to rummage through the rubble with friends in the mornings. As Billy plays, his family struggles to remain intact as they suffer through the anguish and losses of wartime.


Day One

Day One

Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to head the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, where the bomb is built. As World War II draws to a close, Szilard has second thoughts about atomic weapons, and policy makers debate how and when to use the bomb.


Testimony

Testimony

The story of the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin.


Inside the Third Reich

Inside the Third Reich

A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. Based upon Speer's own monograph of the same title.


The Krays

The Krays

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The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were active in London in the 1960s.


Come See the Paradise

Come See the Paradise

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Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a beautiful Japanese American Lily Dawanura (Tamlyn Tomita), at the outset of World War II. The clash of cultures, at once painful for the two lovers, becomes insurmountable after the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Lily and the Kawamuras are relocated To a bleak, outdoor internment camp in California, Jack is drafted into the Army, powerless to help the woman he loves abandoning all hope of ever winning her family's approval.


The Barber of Siberia

The Barber of Siberia

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Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant. On her travels, she meets two men who would change her life forever: a handsome young cadet Andrej Tolstoy with whom she shares a fondness for opera, and the powerful General Radlov who is entranced by her beauty and wants to marry her.


Le Barbier de Sibérie

Le Barbier de Sibérie

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En 1885, un inventeur fou imagine une machine à déboiser qui faciliterait l'exploitation des immenses forêts de Sibérie. Pour obtenir l'approbation du tsar, l'inventeur utilise le charme d'une jeune femme, qui doit approcher un général, commandant l'école des cadets de l'armée russe et membre de la commission technique qui pourrait faire accepter le projet. C'est le début d'une terrible histoire d'amour et de déportation sur fond de mise en scène des Noces de Figaro, de Mozart, « un grand compositeur ».


Genesis: The Creation and the Flood

Genesis: The Creation and the Flood

An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child's voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes out of the darkness ... Among them, a very old man. He reassures the child, exhorting him to see the wonders of the earth. And it is with this child's eyes that we will witness the creation of the world.


Abraham (Part One)

Abraham (Part One)

This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.


Abraham (Part Two)

Abraham (Part Two)

This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.


Jacob

Jacob

In this inspiring tale from the book of Genesis, young shepherd Jacob (Matthew Modine) falls in love with and wants to marry Rachel (Lara Flynn Boyle), the daughter of his Uncle Laban (Giancarlo Giannini). Lacking a dowry, Jacob toils seven years as his uncle's indentured servant to win Rachel's hand. But calculating Laban dupes him into another seven years of labor. Irene Papas portrays Jacob's iron-willed mother.


Joseph (Part One)

Joseph (Part One)

The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.


Joseph (Part Two)

Joseph (Part Two)

The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.


Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah

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Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.


Sodom und Gomorrha

Sodom und Gomorrha

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In Sodom und Gomorrha herrschen unter Königin Bera Ausschweifung, Grausamkeit und Dekadenz. Ausgerechnet dorthin führt Lot sein Volk auf der Suche nach einer Heimat. Sie erkämpfen sich ein Dasein im Schatten der sündigen Metropolen und erst in höchster Not erkennen sie, dass die Stätten des Lasters zur Vernichtung bestimmt sind.


David (Part One)

David (Part One)

A distinguished military leader whose reign was touched by great scandal, shocking betrayals and rousing victories. A simple shepherd boy chosen to be king, under the watchful eyes of prophet Samuel.


David (Part Two)

David (Part Two)

A distinguished military leader whose reign was touched by great scandal, shocking betrayals and rousing victories. A simple shepherd boy chosen to be king, under the watchful eyes of prophet Samuel.


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Paris, 1482. Today is the festival of the fools, taking place like each year in the square outside Cathedral Notre Dame. Among jugglers and other entertainers, Esmeralda, a sensuous gypsy, performs a bewitching dance in front of delighted spectators. From up in a tower of the cathedral, Frollo, an alchemist, gazes at her lustfully. Later in the night, Frollo orders Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer and his faithful servant, to kidnap Esmeralda. But when the ugly freak comes close to her is touched by the young woman's beauty...


Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris

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La belle Esmeralda danse sur le parvis de Notre-Dame. Plusieurs hommes sont amoureux d'elle : l'alchimiste Claude Frollo, le bossu Quasimodo, le poète Gringoire et le capitaine des archers Phoebus.


Der Glöckner von Notre Dame

Der Glöckner von Notre Dame

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Das vielfach verfilmte Drama erzählt die Geschichte von Quasimodo, des Glöckners von Notre-Dame, der sich in die schöne Esmeralda verliebt. Allerdings ist er nicht der Einzige, der sich für die Schöne interessiert.


Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Ancien forçat, Jean Valjean, change d'identité et devient M. Madeleine. Tandis que l'Inspecteur Javert est toujours à ses trousses, il prend sous son aile la petite Cosette, martyrisée par un couple d'aubergistes, les Thénardier.


No Man's Land

No Man's Land

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Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?


Sodom and Gomorrah (full version)

Sodom and Gomorrah (full version)

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Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.


Sweet Country

Sweet Country

An American couple in Chile is drawn into the turmoil that followed President Salvador Allende's 1973 overthrow.


Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

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The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.


King David

King David

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This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.


Rob Roy

Rob Roy

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In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to defend his family and honour.


Schindler's List

Schindler's List

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The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.


Savior

Savior

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A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.


Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days

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The story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962—the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missile bases established on the Soviet-allied island of Cuba.


Vatel

Vatel

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In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the steward, Vatel, a man of honor, talent, and low birth. The prince is craven in his longing for stature: no task is too menial or dishonorable for him to give Vatel. While Vatel tries to sustain dignity, he finds himself attracted to Anne de Montausier, the king's newest mistress. In Vatel, she finds someone who's authentic, living out his principles within the casual cruelties of court politics. Can the two of them escape unscathed?


Amistad

Amistad

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In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams also becomes an ally.


The 13th Warrior

The 13th Warrior

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A Muslim ambassador exiled from his homeland, Ahmad ibn Fadlan finds himself in the company of Vikings. While the behavior of the Norsemen initially offends ibn Fadlan, the more cultured outsider grows to respect the tough, if uncouth, warriors. During their travels together, ibn Fadlan and the Vikings get word of an evil presence closing in, and they must fight the frightening and formidable force, which was previously thought to exist only in legend.


Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

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The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.


Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet

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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.


Young Ivanhoe

Young Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe is learning his way while having dealing with his father, Sir Cedric. The Normans are threatening England so he must quickly develop under the tutelage of the Black Knight, secretly King Richard, and followers of Robin Hood.


Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

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As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.


Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

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This film is a glimpse into the life, love and the unconquerable spirit of the legendary Bruce Lee. From a childhood of rigorous martial arts training, Lee realizes his dream of opening his own kung-fu school in America. Before long, he is discovered by a Hollywood producer and begins a meteoric rise to fame and an all too short reign as one the most charismatic action heroes in cinema history.


Esther

Esther

Esther, the beautiful queen of Persia, intervenes to save the Jewish people from a bloody massacre.


Lincoln

Lincoln

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The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.