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The King’s Speech (2010)

The King’s Speech (2010)

The King’s Speech (2010)

IMDb: 7.7
2010
118min

The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (‘Bertie’) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

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Made in Dagenham (2010)

Made in Dagenham (2010)

Made in Dagenham (2010)

IMDb: 6.6
2010
113min

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

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L’Armée du crime (2010)

L’Armée du crime (2010)

L’Armée du crime (2010)

IMDb: 6.7
2009
139min

This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded the group an Army of Crime, an anti-immigrant propaganda stunt that backfired as the team’s members became martyrs for the Resistance.

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L’Armée du crime

L’Armée du crime

L’Armée du crime

IMDb: 6.7
2009
139min

This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded the group an Army of Crime, an anti-immigrant propaganda stunt that backfired as the team’s members became martyrs for the Resistance.

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Agora (2010)

Agora (2010)

Agora (2010)

IMDb: 6.9
2009
127min

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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Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (2018)

Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (2018)

Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (2018)

IMDb: 7.8
2018
155min

With this film (the second war trilogy set during the Filipino-American war in the early 1900s), the revolution marches on against the Americans after the bloody death of General Antonio Luna. The conflicted philosophies behind the heroic struggle continue and become personified in the colorful character of General Gregorio “Goyo” del Pilar.

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Creation (2010)

Creation (2010)

Creation (2010)

IMDb: 6.6
2009
108min

A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book “On the Origin of the Species,” which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.

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The Iron Lady (2011)

The Iron Lady (2011)

The Iron Lady (2011)

IMDb: 6.4
2011
105min

A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.

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J. Edgar (2011)

J. Edgar (2011)

J. Edgar (2011)

IMDb: 6.2
2011
137min

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

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Anonymous (2011)

Anonymous (2011)

Anonymous (2011)

IMDb: 6.4
2011
130min

Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare’s plays.

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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

IMDb: 6.9
2012
157min

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.

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The Invisible War (2012)

The Invisible War (2012)

The Invisible War (2012)

IMDb: 7.6
2012
93min

An investigative and powerfully emotional documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military, the institutions that perpetuate and cover up its existence, and its profound personal and social consequences.

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Red Tails (2012)

Red Tails (2012)

Red Tails (2012)

IMDb: 6.1
2012
125min

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

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The Challenger Disaster (2019)

The Challenger Disaster (2019)

The Challenger Disaster (2019)

IMDb: 6
2019
98min

On the eve of the Challenger explosion in 1986 one engineer goes to the extreme to stop the launch. This hot-headed engineer makes a desperate race against the clock to call off the billion dollar multi-delayed Challenger launch, convinced the O-ring seals will fail and kill everyone on board. The Company, Marshall Space Flight and NASA made a business decision. He made a human decision.

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Lincoln (2012)

Lincoln (2012)

Lincoln (2012)

IMDb: 6.8
2012
149min

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th 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.

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Les Misérables (2012)

Les Misérables (2012)

Les Misérables (2012)

IMDb: 7.3
2012
157min

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

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Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

IMDb: 5.3
2012
94min

The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

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Les Adieux à la reine (2012)

Les Adieux à la reine (2012)

Les Adieux à la reine (2012)

IMDb: 5.9
2012
100min

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.

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En kongelig affære (2012)

En kongelig affære (2012)

En kongelig affære (2012)

IMDb: 7.4
2012
137min

A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.

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The Brawler (2019)

The Brawler (2019)

The Brawler (2019)

IMDb:
2018
95min

The true story of underdog boxer, Chuck Wepner, who gets a shot to fight the champ, Muhammed Ali.

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Blaze (2018)

Blaze (2018)

Blaze (2018)

IMDb: 6.7
2018
129min

A re-imagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.

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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

IMDb: 7.4
2013
125min

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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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

IMDb: 6.8
2013
141min

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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Jobs (2013)

Jobs (2013)

Jobs (2013)

IMDb: 6.1
2013
128min

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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Hammer of the Gods (2013)

Hammer of the Gods (2013)

Hammer of the Gods (2013)

IMDb: 4.5
2013
99min

Action epic sees a passionate young man transform into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother Hakan The Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom.

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Emperor (2013)

Emperor (2013)

Emperor (2013)

IMDb: 6.1
2012
105min

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

IMDb: 7.9
2013
117min

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years a Slave (2013)

IMDb: 7.9
2013
134min

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

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The Monuments Men (2014)

The Monuments Men (2014)

The Monuments Men (2014)

IMDb: 5.9
2014
118min

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 Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game (2014)

IMDb: 8.1
2014
113min

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

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Selma (2014)

Selma (2014)

Selma (2014)

IMDb: 7.5
2014
127min

“Selma,” as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

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Pompeii (2014)

Pompeii (2014)

Pompeii (2014)

IMDb: 5.3
2014
105min

In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, 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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Mr. Turner (2014)

Mr. Turner (2014)

Mr. Turner (2014)

IMDb: 6.4
2014
150min

Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.

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La noche de 12 años (2018)

La noche de 12 años (2018)

La noche de 12 años (2018)

IMDb: 8.1
2018
122min

Uruguay, 1973. Having been crushed by the military dictatorship, surviving members of the Tupamaro guerillas are imprisoned and tortured. They must find a way to endure the coming 12 years.

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Собибор (2018)

Собибор (2018)

Собибор (2018)

IMDb: 5.8
2018
110min

The film is based on a real story that happened in 1943 in the Sobibor concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. The main character of the movie is the Soviet-Jewish soldier Alexander Pechersky, who at that time was serving in the Red Army as a lieutenant. In October 1943, he was captured by the Nazis and deported to the Sobibor concentration camp, where Jews were being exterminated in gas chambers. But, in just 3 weeks, Alexander was able to plan an international uprising of prisoners from Poland and Western Europe. This uprising resulted in being the only successful one throughout the war, which led to the largest escape of prisoners from a Nazi concentration camp.

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Marguerite et Julien (2015)

Marguerite et Julien (2015)

Marguerite et Julien (2015)

IMDb: 6
2015
105min

Julien and Marguerite de Ravalet, son and daughter of the Lord of Tourlaville, have loved each other tenderly since childhood. But as they grow up, their affection veers toward voracious passion.

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Macbeth (2015)

Macbeth (2015)

Macbeth (2015)

IMDb: 6.5
2015
113min

Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.

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Under sandet (2015)

Under sandet (2015)

Under sandet (2015)

IMDb: 7.8
2015
100min

In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war were handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove the more than two million mines that the Germans had placed in the sand along the coast. With their bare hands, crawling around in the sand, the boys were forced to perform the dangerous work under the leadership of the Danish sergeant, Carl Leopold Rasmussen.

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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

IMDb: 6.6
2015
122min

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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Francofonia (2015)

Francofonia (2015)

Francofonia (2015)

IMDb: 6.6
2015
87min

Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.

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