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The Great War

The Great War

The Great War

IMDb: 4.1
2007
240min

A historical recreation of Canada’s role in World War I, cast by descendants of the people who participated in it.

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Hell on the Border

Hell on the Border

Hell on the Border

IMDb: 5.2
2019
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This epic, action-packed Western tells the incredible true story of Bass Reeves, the first black marshal in the Wild West. Having escaped from slavery after the Civil War, he arrives in Arkansas seeking a job with the law. To prove himself, he must hunt down a deadly outlaw with the help of a grizzled journeyman. As he chases the criminal deeper into the Cherokee Nation, Reeves must not only dodge bullets, but severe discrimination in hopes of earning his star–and cement his place as a cowboy legend.

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Bombshell

Bombshell

Bombshell

IMDb: 7.7
2019
108min

Based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.

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The Two Popes

The Two Popes

The Two Popes

IMDb: 8.2
2019
125min

Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.

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Mrs. Lowry and Son

Mrs. Lowry and Son

Mrs. Lowry and Son

IMDb: 7.1
2019
91min

An intimate portrayal of the relationship between one of greatest artists of the 20th century, L.S. Lowry and his unhappy and controlling mother, Elizabeth, whom he lived with all his life.

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Ip Man 4: The Finale

Ip Man 4: The Finale

Ip Man 4: The Finale

IMDb: 7.1
2019
105min

Ip Man 4 is an upcoming Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip and produced by Raymond Wong. It is the fourth in the Ip Man film series based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster of the same name and features Donnie Yen reprising the role. The film began production in April 2018 and ended in July the same year.

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Ride Like a Girl

Ride Like a Girl

Ride Like a Girl

IMDb: 5.6
2019
0min

The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

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Seberg

Seberg

Seberg

IMDb: 6.6
2019
103min

An ambitious young FBI agent is assigned to investigate iconic actress Jean Seberg when she becomes embroiled in the tumultuous civil rights movement in late 1960s Los Angeles.

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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

IMDb: 7.3
2008
120min

Fueled by a raging libido, Wild Turkey, and superhuman doses of drugs, Thompson was a true “free lance, ” goring sacred cows with impunity, hilarity, and a steel-eyed conviction for writing wrongs. Focusing on the good doctor’s heyday, 1965 to 1975, the film includes clips of never-before-seen (nor heard) home movies, audiotapes, and passages from unpublished manuscripts.

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Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

IMDb: 7.7
2020
135min

When Aurangzeb recruits his trusted soldier Udaybhan to control the Kondhana fort, Shivaji’s military leader Tanhaji Malusare and his army of Maratha warriors set out to recapture the fortress.

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A Hidden Life

A Hidden Life

A Hidden Life

IMDb: 8.2
2019
174min

Based on real events, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

IMDb: 7.1
2019
98min

A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. The film follows their relationship from their early days in Greece, a time of “free love” and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.

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The Last Lost Kingdom

The Last Lost Kingdom

The Last Lost Kingdom

IMDb: 8.3
2014
93min

Following in the footsteps of his father, Folco Felzani embarks on an epic journey on foot in search of Mustang, the last lost kingdom, in northern Nepal. The story of a king without a kingdom. The adventure of a son without a father.

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The Whiskey Bandit

The Whiskey Bandit

The Whiskey Bandit

IMDb: 7.4
2017
126min

Between 1993 and 1999, one man robbed 29 financial institutions in Budapest. Banks, post offices and even travel agencies fell victim to his crime spree. The police had no leads and no hope of finding him during his six-year stint. The only clue left behind at the crime scenes was the distinct aroma of whiskey. The media christened him the “Whiskey Bandit”. Never physically harming anyone, many began to eagerly follow his escapades through the media. A Transylvanian immigrant, who also happened to be a goalie for one of the city’s largest hockey teams, named Attila Ambrus, was finally identified as the “Whiskey Bandit”. The police had finally captured him… or so they thought.

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The Price of Fame

The Price of Fame

The Price of Fame

IMDb: 5.8
2018
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The road to stardom is often paved with amazing and devastating public and private events. In hour-long episodes of The Price of Fame see the heartfelt stories of Shania Twain, Johnny Depp, Carrie Fisher, Patrick Swayze, Prince and Robin Williams. Whether it’s turbulent family drama, harrowing substance abuse, outlandish spending habits or a combination of those and more, these celebrities all paid a hefty price for their fame. Giving viewers an intimate perspective on each story are personal accounts from the celebrity’s family members and friends in addition to entertainment journalists who covered the rise, fall and sometimes rise again of the stars.

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Toofan Singh

Toofan Singh

Toofan Singh

IMDb: 8.2
2017
142min

The journey of a Punjabi Sikh boy who grew up during the chaotic, violent 1980s revolving around his chase for survival, equality and justice in order to protect and shield society and fight against brutality, crime and corruption.

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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

IMDb: 7.3
2016
99min

The film explores the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane and reveals the passions, experiences and forces that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds.

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Sinatra: All or Nothing at All

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All

IMDb: 6.4
2015
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SINATRA: All or Nothing at All is an up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, the documentary weaves the music and images from Sinatra’s life together with rarely seen footage of Sinatra’s famous 1971 “Retirement Concert” in Los Angeles. The film’s narrative is shaped by Sinatra’s song choices for that concert, which Gibney interprets as the singer’s personal guide through his own life. Written by HBO

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The True Story of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The True Story of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The True Story of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz

IMDb: 6.8
2011
60min

This iconic American story was written in 1900 by L Frank Baum, a Chicago businessman, journalist, chicken breeder, actor, boutique owner, Hollywood movie director and lifelong fan of all things innovative and technological. His life spanned an era of remarkable invention and achievement in America and many of these developments helped to fuel this great storyteller’s imagination. His ambition was to create the first genuine American fairytale and the story continues to fascinate, inspire and engage millions of fans of all ages from all over the world. This documentary explores how The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has come to symbolise the American Dream and includes previously unseen footage from the Baum family archives, still photographs and clips from the early Oz films, as well as interviews with family members, literary experts and American historians as it tells the story of one man’s life in parallel to the development of modern America.

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Once Upon a Time in China III

Once Upon a Time in China III

Once Upon a Time in China III

IMDb: 7.4
1992
112min

Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the ‘Dancing Lion Competition’ to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.

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I’m Not There

I’m Not There

I’m Not There

IMDb: 7.2
2007
135min

Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.

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Koko: A Red Dog Story

Koko: A Red Dog Story

Koko: A Red Dog Story

IMDb: 5.7
2019
78min

An ordinary dog, whose good fortune and ability to connect with people, catapults him to fame.

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True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang

IMDb: 6.2
2019
124min

Set against the badlands of colonial Australia where the English rule with a bloody fist and the Irish endure, Ned Kelly discovers he comes from a line of Irish rebels called the Sons of Sieve, an uncompromising army of cross dressing bandits immortalized for terrorizing their oppressors back in Ireland. Nurtured by the notorious bushranger Harry Power (Russell Crowe) and fueled by the unfair arrest of his mother, Ned Kelly recruits a wild bunch of warriors to plot one of the most audacious attacks of anarchy and rebellion the country has ever seen.

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Mr. Jones

Mr. Jones

Mr. Jones

IMDb: 6.3
2019
141min

In March 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travel to Ukraine, where he experiences at first hand the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out. Stalin’s forced collectivisation of agriculture has resulted in misery and ruin; the policy is tantamount to mass murder. Supported by Ada Brooks, a New York Times reporter, Jones succeeds in spreading the shocking news.

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Filmworker

Filmworker

Filmworker

IMDb: 7.1
2017
94min

The story of Leon Vitali, who surrendered his promising acting career to become Stanley Kubrick’s devoted right-hand man.

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American Dharma

American Dharma

American Dharma

IMDb: 7.1
2018
95min

A portrait of controversial Breitbart honcho and Donald Trump advisor, Stephen K. Bannon.

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Nixon

Nixon

Nixon

IMDb: 6.3
1995
192min

An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his presidency.

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W.

W.

W.

IMDb: 7.1
2008
131min

Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life — his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush’s decision to invade Iraq.

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Olen suomalainen

Olen suomalainen

Olen suomalainen

IMDb: 5.9
2019
112min

The story of Kari Tapio, who sang his way into the hearts of the Finns in the 70’s and who’s popularity lasted until his death in 2010.

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Adults in the Room

Adults in the Room

Adults in the Room

IMDb: 6.5
2019
124min

A universal theme: a story of people trapped in an inhuman network of power. The brutal circle of the Eurogroup meetings, who impose on Greece the dictatorship of austerity, where humanity and compassion are utterly disregarded. A claustrophobic trap with no way out, exerting pressures on the protagonists which finally divide them.

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Battle of Little Bighorn

Battle of Little Bighorn

Battle of Little Bighorn

IMDb: 5.5
2020
51min

A comprehensive look at the events leading up to the Battle of the Little Bighorn as well as the myths and legends it spawned, and its impact on history.

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My Name Is Sara

My Name Is Sara

My Name Is Sara

IMDb: 2.1
2019
111min

The true life-story of Sara Góralnik, a 13 year-old Polish Jew whose entire family was killed by Nazis in September of 1942. After a grueling escape to the Ukrainian countryside, Sara steals her Christian best friend’s identity and finds refuge in a small village, where she is taken in by a farmer and his young wife. She soon discovers the dark secrets of her employers’ marriage, compounding the greatest secret she must strive to protect, her true identity.

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Elephant

Elephant

Elephant

IMDb: 8.1
2020
86min

Disneynature’s Elephant follows African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo as their herd make an epic journey hundreds of miles across the vast Kalahari Desert. Led by their great matriarch, Gaia, the family faces brutal heat, dwindling resources and persistent predators, as they follow in their ancestors’ footsteps on a quest to reach a lush, green paradise.

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The Whalebone Box

The Whalebone Box

The Whalebone Box

IMDb: 6.6
2020
84min

From London to the far reaches of Scotland, the journey in the form of a quest for a whalebone box, related to its place of origin.

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The 20th Century

The 20th Century

The 20th Century

IMDb: 6.4
2019
90min

Determined to become the leader of the Dominion of Canada, a young W.L. Mackenzie King rises to power.

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Bright Star

Bright Star

Bright Star

IMDb: 6.8
2009
119min

In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to the taciturn Keats. Although he agrees to teach her about poetry, Keats cannot act on his reciprocated feelings for Fanny, since as a struggling poet he has no money to support a wife.

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

IMDb: 7.3
2019
116min

A visionary, innovator, and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool—a foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon Miles Davis.

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Copying Beethoven

Copying Beethoven

Copying Beethoven

IMDb: 7.5
2006
104min

A fictionalised exploration of Beethoven’s life in his final days working on his Ninth Symphony. It is 1824. Beethoven is racing to finish his new symphony. However, it has been years since his last success and he is plagued by deafness, loneliness and personal trauma. A copyist is urgently needed to help the composer. A fictional character is introduced in the form of a young conservatory student and aspiring composer named Anna Holtz. The mercurial Beethoven is skeptical that a woman might become involved in his masterpiece but slowly comes to trust in Anna’s assistance and in the end becomes quite fond of her. By the time the piece is performed, her presence in his life is an absolute necessity. Her deep understanding of his work is such that she even corrects mistakes he has made, while her passionate personality opens a door into his private world.

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The Sea Inside

The Sea Inside

The Sea Inside

IMDb: 7.4
2004
125min

The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living.

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Circus of Books

Circus of Books

Circus of Books

IMDb: 8.1
2019
92min

In 1976, Karen and Barry Mason had fallen on hard times and were looking for a way to support their young family when they answered an ad in the Los Angeles Times. Larry Flynt was seeking distributors for Hustler Magazine. What was expected to be a brief sideline led to their becoming fully immersed in the LGBT community as they took over a local store, Circus of Books. A decade later, they had become the biggest distributors of gay porn in the US. The film focuses on the double life they led, trying to maintain the balance of being parents at a time when LGBT culture was not yet accepted. Their many challenges included facing jail time for a federal obscenity prosecution and enabling their store to be a place of refuge at the height of the AIDS crisis. Circus of Books offers a rare glimpse into an untold chapter of queer history, and it is told through the lense of the owners’ own daughter, Rachel Mason, an artist, filmmaker and musician.

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