Documentary, History: The film explores the personal journeys of America’s most misunderstood political and cultural groups: The American Black Conservative. Uncle Tom examines self-empowerment and rejecting the victim narrative and shows us a different perspective of American History.
Biography, Drama, History: A German businessman finds his humanity when he shelters Jews during World War II. Courage takes many forms.
Drama, History, Music: To celebrate 25 years of the global hit musical, more than 500 actors and musicians deliver an astounding live performance at London's O2 Arena.
Action, Adventure, Drama: Following the collapse of his clan, an unemployed samurai (Tatsuya Nakadai) arrives at the manor of Lord Iyi, begging to be allowed to commit ritual suicide on the property. Iyi’s clansmen, believing the desperate ronin is merely angling for a new position, try to force his hand and get him to eviscerate himself—but they have underestimated his beliefs and his personal brand of honor. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize, Harakiri, directed by Masaki Kobayashi is a fierce evocation of individual agency in the face of a corrupt and hypocritical system.
Drama, History: An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience. “Hamilton” is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, “Hamilton” has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and direction by Thomas Kail, “Hamilton” is inspired by the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow and produced by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey Seller, with Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman serving as executive producers. The 11-time-Tony Award®-, GRAMMY Award®-, Olivier Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical stars: Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Jonathan Groff as King George; Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton; and Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton.
Biography, Drama, History: Nadigaiyar Thilagam is a film about the rise of the first female south-Indian superstar 'Savitri'. Her story is a heart wrenching romantic tragedy for the ages.The film tells a story of the Mahanati; her life, journey to fame, and the dramatic downfall. Keerthy Suresh, elegantly brought Savitri to life, and Gemini Ganesan, played by Dulquer Salman, makes this film a pleasure to watch.
Action, Crime, Drama: This docudrama based on the same-titled book tracks the aftermath of a 1993 bombing in Bombay through the eyes of a journalist covering the story.
Action, Adventure, Biography: Two-time Oscar® winner Anthony Quinn stars as Omar Mukhtar, the brilliant Bedouin leader who waged a 20-year guerilla war against the invading Italian tank armies led by General Rodolfo ‘The Butcher’’ Graziani (Oliver Reed of Gladiator) and increasingly furious Facist dictator Benito Mussolini (Academy Award® winner Rod Steiger). Oscar® winner John Gielgud co-stars with a cast of thousands in this action-packed epic produced and directed by Moustapha Akkad (The Message) that remains one of the most provocative historical dramas of our time.
Drama, History, War: Sergeant Suleyman finds a little girl in a battlefield during the Korean War. Five year old girl, who is an orphan, has no idea where to go. Sergeant Suleyman decides to take her under his wings and names her Ayla. Ayla brings joy to the Turkish brigade. Suleyman and Ayla start building a strong father daughter relationship. Fifteen months later, Süleyman's brigade is told they will be returning to Turkey. Sergeant Suleyman doesn’t want to leave Ayla behind and despite all his attempts he can’t overcome the Korean laws. Sergeant Suleyman ends up abandoning Ayla. Ayla, like other orphans, is taken into an orphanage as a part of the Korean government’s initiative. While they are saying their farewells, Suleyman and Ayla promise each other they will get together again. Will they be able to reunite in the future?
Drama, History: A frantic chase through the pyramids one moment, an exciting Viking cruise the next. The world is an endless adventure!
Biography, Drama, History: OSCAR WINNER: Best Picture Best Director Best Actor - F. Murray Abraham Best Screenplay (Adaptation) Best Art Direction Best Costume Design Best Makeup Best Sound 1984's Amadeus was not only a gripping human drama and sumptuous period epic that celebrated the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but it was also a box-office hit that managed to garner eight Academy Awards (out of an astounding 11 nominations). This marvelous film portrays the rivalry between the genius Mozart (Tom Hulce) and the jealous court composer (F.Murray Abraham in his Oscar-winning role) who may have ruined Mozart's career and shortened his life.
Action, Adventure, Biography: David Lean's splendid biography of the enigmatic T. E. Lawrence paints a complex portrait of the desert-loving Englishman who united Arab tribes in a battle against the Ottoman Turks during World War I.
Action, Drama, History: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic's George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones' Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. 1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (co-executive producer, Revolutionary Road; executive producer, Away We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (co-producer, The Rhythm Section; associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian Oliver (executive producer, Rocketman; Black Swan).
Action, Adventure, Drama: It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das Boot" is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served.
Action, Adventure, Biography: Love made him a leader. Freedom gave him purpose. And courage made him a legend. But not without a price.
Crime, Drama, History: A pulse-pounding political thriller, Greek expatriate director Costa-Gavras’s Z was one of the cinematic sensations of the late sixties, and remains among the most vital dispatches from that hallowed era of filmmaking. This Academy Award winner—loosely based on the 1963 assassination of Greek left-wing activist Gregoris Lambrakis—stars Yves Montand as a prominent politician and doctor whose public murder amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials; Jean-Louis Trintignant is the tenacious magistrate who’s determined not to let them get away with it. Featuring kinetic, rhythmic editing, Raoul Coutard’s expressive vérité photography, and Mikis Theodorakis’s unforgettable, propulsive score, Z is a technically audacious and emotionally gripping masterpiece.
Action, Adventure, Drama: If they want freedom, they'll have to take it. Nothing stands in their way ... except for all of Nazi Germany.
Drama, History: A sprawling epic of family, faith, power and oil, THERE WILL BE BLOOD is set on the incendiary frontier of California's turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. The story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there's a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads with his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier), to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centers around the holy roller church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), Plainview and H.W. make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate and every human value – love, hope, community, belief, ambition and even the bond between father and son – is imperiled by corruption, deception and the flow of oil.
Action, Adventure, Drama: To avenge his father's death, a young man leads an army into battle against a cruel tyrant in this Tamil conclusion to the historic saga.
Biography, Crime, Drama: The cops have two bodies, but even three investigations can't give them a clue. Who's going to take the heat?
Biography, Drama, History: He risked his life to save hundreds of others. It's true. It's horrific. And it happened in our lifetime.
Biography, Drama, History: The sufferings of a martyr, Jeanne D'Arc (1412-1431). Jeanne appears in court where Cauchon questions her and d'Estivet spits on her. She predicts her rescue, is taken to her cell, and judges forge evidence against her. In her cell, priests interrogate her and judges deny her the Mass. Threatened first in a torture chamber and then offered communion if she will recant, she refuses. At a cemetery, in front of a crowd, a priest and supporters urge her to recant; she does, and Cauchon announces her sentence. In her cell, she explains her change of mind and receives communion. In the courtyard at Rouen castle, she burns at the stake; the soldiers turn on the protesting crowd.
Drama, History, Thriller: A woman's lust for money leads her dentist husband to commit murder. Directed by Oscar-nominee actor/director Erich Von Stoheim ("Sunset Boulevard"). Despite being cut from its original eight hour length, it remains one of the greatest silent films ever produced. Features spectacular Death Valley locations. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the greatest American films of all time.
Drama, History: A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. As a hardened warrior who rises savagely to power, Toshiro Mifune gives a remarkable, animalistic performance, as does Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife. Throne of Blood fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience.