Uncle Tom
2020, Movie
9.0

Documentary, History: In a collection of interviews with some of America’s most provocative black conservative thinkers, Uncle Tom takes a different look at being black in America. Featuring media personalities, civil rights activists, veterans, etc., the film explores their personal journeys of navigating the world as one 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.

Schindler's List
1993, Movie
8.9

Biography, Drama, History: A German businessman finds his humanity when he shelters Jews during World War II. Courage takes many forms.

Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary
2010, Movie
8.8

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.

The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
1961, Movie
8.8

Drama, History, War: A Soldier's Prayer is a 1961 Japanese film directed by Masaki Kobayashi. It is the third part of The Human Condition trilogy.

Hamilton
2020, Movie
8.6

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.

Mahanati
2018, Movie
8.5

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.

Black Friday
2004, Movie
8.5

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.

The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
1959, Movie
8.5

Drama, History, War: The Human Condition is a Japanese epic film trilogy made between 1959 and 1961, based on the six-volume novel published from 1956 to 1958 by Junpei Gomikawa. It was directed by Masaki Kobayashi and stars Tatsuya Nakadai. The trilogy follows the life of Kaji, a Japanese pacifist and socialist, as he tries to survive in the totalitarian and oppressive world of World War II-era Japan. Altogether, as a single film it is 9 hours, 47 minutes long, not including intermissions, making it one of the longest fiction films ever made.

The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
1959, Movie
8.5

Drama, History, War

Lion Of The Desert
1980, Movie
8.4

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.

Ayla: The Daughter of War
2017, Movie
8.4

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?

Justin Time
2013, Movie
8.3

Biography, Drama, History: A frantic chase through the pyramids one moment, an exciting Viking cruise the next. The world is an endless adventure!

Amadeus
1984, Movie
8.3

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.

Lawrence Of Arabia
1962, Movie
8.3

Action, Adventure, Biography: Director David Lean follows the heroic true-life odyssey of T E Lawrence in this dramatic portrait of the famed British officer's journey to the Middle East. Assigned to Arabia during World War I, Lawrence courageously unites the warring Arab factions into a strong guerrilla front. He leads them into brilliant victories in treacherous desert battlefields where they eventually defeat the ruling Turkish Empire.

1917
2019, Movie
8.3

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).

Braveheart
1995, Movie
8.3

Action, Adventure, Biography: Love made him a leader. Freedom gave him purpose. And courage made him a legend. But not without a price.

The Great Escape
1963, Movie
8.2

Action, Adventure, Drama: If they want freedom, they'll have to take it. Nothing stands in their way ... except for all of Nazi Germany.

There Will Be Blood
2007, Movie
8.2

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.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
2017, Movie
8.2

Action, Adventure, Drama: To avenge his father's death, a young man leads an army into battle against a cruel tyrant in this Hindi conclusion to the historic saga.

Talvar
2015, Movie
8.2

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?

Downfall
2004, Movie
8.2

Biography, Drama, History: Berlin, 1945. Allies are marching. Nazis are fleeing. And Hitler is locked in a bunker, refusing to face the music.

Ran
1985, Movie
8.2

Action, Adventure, Drama: With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

Greed
1924, Movie
8.1

Drama, History, Thriller: When housewife Trina McTeague (ZaSu Pitts) wins the lottery, her comfortable life with her dentist husband, John (Gibson Gowland), is slowly destroyed, in part by her own increasing paranoia and in part by the machinations of a villainous friend, Marcus (Jean Hersholt).

The Mirror
1975, Movie
8.1

Biography, Drama, History: Mirror is the celebrated Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky’s most autobiographical work in which he reflects upon his own childhood and the destiny of the Russian people. The film’s many layers intertwine real life and family relationships – Tarkovsky’s father, the poet Arseny Tarkovsky, reads his own poems on the soundtrack and Tarkovsky’s mother appears as herself – with memories of childhood, dreams and nightmares. From the opening sequence of a boy being cured of a stammer by hypnotism, to a scene in a printing works which encapsulates the Stalinist era, Mirror has an extraordinary resonance and repays countless viewings.