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Year: Before 2010
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Shakespeare in Love 1998

Will Shakespeare is a known but struggling poet, playwright and actor who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslow and Richard Burbidge but now faces a far more difficult problem: he is bereft of ideas and has yet to begin writing. He is in search of his muse, the woman who will inspire him but all attempts fail him until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps. She loves the theatre and would like nothing more than to take to the stage but is forbidden from doing so as only men can be actors. She is also a great admirer of Shakespeare's works. Dressing as a man and going by the name of Thomas Kent, she auditions and is ideal for a part in his next play. Shakespeare soon sees through her disguise and they begin a love affair, one they know cannot end happily for them as he is already married and she has been promised to the dour Lord Wessex. As the company rehearses his new play, Will and Viola's love is transferred to the written page leading to the masterpiece that is Romeo and Juliet.

Category: Comedy, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson, Steven O'Donnell, Tim McMullan

7.1 IMDB Rating 2,546 Views
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The Duchess 2008

Georgiana Spencer became Duchess of Devonshire on her marriage to the Duke in 1774, at the height of the Georgian period, a period of fashion, decadence, and political change. Spirited and adored by the public at large she quickly found her marriage to be a disappointment, defined by her duty to produce a male heir and the Duke's philandering and callous indifference to her. She befriends Lady Bess but finds she is once again betrayed by her husband who wields his power with the three eventually living uncomfortably together. Against this background, and with the pressures of an unfaithful husband, strict social pressures and constant public scrutiny, Georgiana falls passionately in love with Charles Grey, a rising young Whig politician. However, despite his ongoing liaison with Lady Bess, the Duke refuses to allow her to continue the affair and threatens to take her children from her.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper

6.9 IMDB Rating 3,051 Views
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Marie Antoinette 2006

"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Kirsten Dunst,Jason Schwartzman,Judy Davis,Rip Torn

6.4 IMDB Rating 4,286 Views
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Letters from Iwo Jima 2006

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, War

Stars: Ken Watanabe,Kazunari Ninomiya,Tsuyoshi Ihara,Ryo Kase,Shidô Nakamura,Hiroshi Watanabe,Takumi Bando,Yuki Matsuzaki,Takashi Yamaguchi,Eijiro Ozaki,Nae,Nobumasa Sakagami,Lucas Elliot Eberl,Sonny Saito,Steve Santa Sekiyoshi

7.9 IMDB Rating 3,409 Views
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Once Upon a Time in China and America 1997

The story is set in both Hong Kong and the U.S. So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred towards the Chinese immigrants is high. As a result, So gets into trouble with the Americans and the mob, and calls Master Wong for help.

Category: Action, Adventure, History, Movies

Stars: Jet Li,Rosamund Kwan,Xin Xin Xiong,Kwok-Pong Chan

6.4 IMDB Rating 3,663 Views
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Deutschland 86 (2018)

Abandoned by Moscow and desperate for cash, the East German leadership pushes their secret operatives to experiment with global capitalism and save their sinking socialist ship. Long banished to Africa for his sins in 1983, Martin Rauch is now sent back into the field.

Category: Action, Drama, History, Series

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Florence Kasumba

7.6 IMDB Rating 1,550 Views
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Deutschland 83 (2015)

Martin Rauch is recruited by the HVA to infiltrate the West Germany army. As a rookie spy, his decisions constantly put his cover at risk and force his agency to take extreme measures.

Category: Drama, History, Romantic, Series

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen

8,1 IMDB Rating 1,502 Views
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World Trade Center 2006

On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, Thriller

Stars: Nicolas Cage,Maria Bello,Connor Paolo,Anthony Piccininni

6.0 IMDB Rating 5,463 Views
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A Bridge Too Far 1977

The true story of Operation Market Garden, the Allies attempt, in September 1944, to hasten the end of WW2 by driving through Belgium and Holland into Germany. The idea was for US airborne divisions to take the towns of Eindhoven and Nijmegen and a British airborne division, reinforced by a Polish airborne brigade, to take the town of Arnhem. They would be reinforced, in due course and in turn, by the British XXX Corps, land-based and driving up from the British lines in the south. The key to the operation was the bridges, as if the Germans held or blew them, the paratroopers could not be relieved. Faulty intelligence, Allied high command hubris and stubborn German resistance would ensure that Arnhem was a bridge too far.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, War

Stars: Siem Vroom,Marlies van Alcmaer,Erik van 't Wout,Wolfgang Preiss,Hans von Borsody,Josephine Peeper,Dirk Bogarde,Paul Maxwell,Sean Connery,Ryan O'Neal,Gene Hackman,Walter Kohut,Peter Faber,Hartmut Becker,Frank Grimes

7.3 IMDB Rating 3,398 Views
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Honeydripper 2007

1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner, piano player Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis. Deep in debt to the liquor man, the chicken man, and the landlord, Tyrone is desperate to lure the young cotton pickers and local Army base recruits into his juke joint, away from Touissant's, the rival joint across the way. His plan to hire a guitar legend go awry and Tyrone is forced to take drastic action in a final scheme to save the club.

Category: Crime, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Danny Glover, LisaGay Hamilton, Yaya DaCosta

6,6 IMDB Rating 956 Views
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Downfall 2004

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Soviet Armies closing in from the west and south. 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. "Downfall" explores these final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler. Hitler, himself, degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When the end finally does comes, 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.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Bruno Ganz,Alexandra Maria Lara,Corinna Harfouch,Ulrich Matthes

8.3 IMDB Rating 5,186 Views
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The Other Boleyn Girl 2008

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Natalie Portman,Scarlett Johansson,Eric Bana,Jim Sturgess

6.7 IMDB Rating 3,393 Views
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Conspiracy 2001

At the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, senior Nazi officials meet to determine the manner in which the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" can be best implemented.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Clare Bullus, Stanley Tucci

7,8 IMDB Rating 1,823 Views
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Goodbye Bafana 2007

GOODBYE BAFANA is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Diane Kruger

7,1 IMDB Rating 1,602 Views
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Into the Storm 2009

Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm (2002), Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Clive Mantle, Adrian Scarborough

7,1 IMDB Rating 1,916 Views
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The Special Relationship 2010

A dramatization that traces former UK prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Michael Sheen, Demetri Goritsas, Adam Godley

6,8 IMDB Rating 1,811 Views
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The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005

In the 1913 US Open, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet played golf against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Elias Koteas

7,5 IMDB Rating 2,215 Views
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The King’s Speech 2010

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter

8,0 IMDB Rating 1,925 Views
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The Libertine 2004

The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich

6,4 IMDB Rating 1,589 Views
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Russian Ark 2002

An unseen man regains consciousness, not knowing who or where he is. No one seems to be able to see him, except the mysterious man dressed in black. He eventually learns through their discussions that this man is a 19th century French aristocrat, who he coins the "European". This turn of events is unusual as the unseen man has a knowledge of the present day. The two quickly learn that they are in the Winter Palace of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the European who has a comprehensive knowledge of Russian history to his time. As the two travel through the palace and its grounds, they interact with people from various eras of Russian history, either through events that have happened at the palace or through the viewing of artifacts housed in the museum. Ultimately, the unseen man's desired journey is to move forward, with or without his European companion.

Category: Drama, Fantasy, History, Movies

Stars: Sergey Dreyden,Mariya Kuznetsova,Leonid Mozgovoy,Mikhail Piotrovsky

7.4 IMDB Rating 4,494 Views
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Empire of the Sun 1987

Based on J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, War

Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

7.8 IMDB Rating 3,873 Views
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Gone with the Wind 1939

Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning, the Union Army carrying off everything from her beloved Tara, the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war. Scarlett is beautiful. She has vitality. But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long, is going to marry his placid cousin, Melanie. Mammy warns Scarlett to behave herself at the party at Twelve Oaks. There is a new man there that day, the day the Civil War begins. Rhett Butler. Scarlett does not know he is in the room when she pleads with Ashley to choose her instead of Melanie.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, Romantic

Stars: Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Vivien Leigh, Evelyn Keyes

8.2 IMDB Rating 3,568 Views
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Flammen & Citronen 2008

During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, the other drives. Until 1944, they kill only Danes; then Winther gives orders to kill Germans. When a target tells Bent that Winther's using them to settle private scores, doubt sets in, complicated by Bent's relationship with the mysterious Kitty Selmer, who may be a double agent. Also, someone in their circle is a traitor. Can Bent and Jørgen kill an über-target, evade capture, and survive the war? And is this heroism, naiveté, or mere hatred?

Category: Action, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade, Peter Mygind

7.3 IMDB Rating 2,526 Views
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Flags of Our Fathers 2006

In 1945, the Marines attack twelve thousand Japaneses protecting the twenty square kilometers of the sacred Iwo Jima island in a very violent battle. When they reach the Mount Suribachi and six Marines raise their flag on the top, the picture becomes a symbol in a post Great Depression America. The government brings the three survivors to America to raise funds for war, bringing hope to desolate people, and making the three men heroes of the war. However, the traumatized trio has difficulty dealing with the image built by their superiors, sharing the heroism with their mates.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, War

Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach, John Benjamin Hickey

7.1 IMDB Rating 3,541 Views
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We Were Soldiers 2002

A telling of the 1st Battalion, 7 Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division's battle against overwhelming odds in the La Drang valley of Vietnam in 1965. Seen through the eyes of the battalion's commander, Lt. Col. Hal Moore (played by Mel Gibson), we see him take command of the battalion and its preparations to go into Vietnam. We also see how the French had, years earlier, been defeated in the same area. The battle was to be the first major engagement between US and NVA forces in Vietnam and showed the use of helicopters as mobility providers and assault support aircraft.

Category: Action, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Mel Gibson,Madeleine Stowe,Greg Kinnear,Sam Elliott

7.2 IMDB Rating 4,921 Views