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Stardust 2021

Stardust will chronicle the young David Bowie's first visit to the US in 1971 - a trip that inspired the invention of his iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

Director: Gabriel Range

4,1 IMDB Rating 13 Views
The World’s Fastest Indian 2005

For 25 years in Invercargill at the south end of New Zealand, Burt Munro (1899-1978) has been working on increasing the speed of his motorcycle, a 1920 Indian. He dreams of taking it to the Bonneville Salt Flats to see how fast it will go. By the early 1960s, heart disease threatens his life, so he mortgages his house and takes a boat to Los Angeles, buys an old car, builds a makeshift trailer, gets the Indian through customs, and heads for Utah. Along the way, people he meets are charmed by his open, direct friendliness. If he makes it to Bonneville, will they let an old guy on the flats with makeshift tires, no brakes, and no chute? And will the Indian actually respond?

Director: Roger Donaldson

Stars: Anthony Hopkins,Iain Rea,Tessa Mitchell,Aaron Murphy

7.9 IMDB Rating 1,769 Views
Recon 2019

The story of four American soldiers, who, after they witness a vicious murder of an innocent civilian at the hands of their Sergeant, are sent on a suicide mission led by a local partisan.

Director: Robert David Port

4,4 IMDB Rating 34 Views
City of Lies 2018

Russell Poole and Jack Jackson investigate the murders of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.

Director: Brad Furman

6,5 IMDB Rating 25 Views
Blue Miracle 2021

To save their cash-strapped orphanage, a guardian and his kids partner with a washed-up boat captain for a chance to win a lucrative fishing competition.

Director: Julio Quintana

6,1 IMDB Rating 38 Views
The Ploy 2016

In the summer of '75 Pier Paolo Pasolini's film, "Salò", is stolen from the lab where he is editing it. This is just the first step of an intricate plan that will bring the great poet to his violent death.

Director: David Grieco

6,3 IMDB Rating 41 Views
Harriet 2019

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Director: Kasi Lemmons

6.6 IMDB Rating 143 Views
Georgetown 2019

Ulrich Mott, an ambitious social climber, marries a wealthy widow in Washington D.C. in order to mix with powerful political players.

Director: Christoph Waltz

7.2 IMDB Rating 244 Views
Halston 2021–

It tracks Halston as he leverages his single, invented name into a worldwide fashion empire that's synonymous with luxury, sex, status and fame, literally defining the era.

8,1 IMDB Rating 51 Views
Dance of the 41 2021

At the end of the 19th century, Ignacio de la Torre married the daughter of the president of Mexico, Porfirio Díaz. Ignacio leads a double life: he rises in the traditional world of politics while being a member of a clandestine society.

Director: David Pablos

7,6 IMDB Rating 31 Views
Riding in Cars with Boys 2001

Seriocomic story based on the memoir by Beverly Donofrio, the movie follows a young woman who finds her life radically altered by an event from her teen years. Born in 1950, Beverly grew up bright and ambitious in a working-class neighborhood in Connecticut; her father was a tough but good-hearted cop who listened to his daughter's problems, and her mother was a nervous woman eager to imagine the worst. From an early age, Beverly displays a keen intelligence and an interest in literature, and dreams of going to college in New York and becoming a writer. However, she also develops an early interest in boys, and at 15 finds herself madly in love with a boy from her high school. However, an attempt to get his attention leads to an embarassing incident at a party, and Ray, a sweet but thick-headed 18-year-old, steps forward to defend her. Beverly and Ray end up making out, and after one thing leads to another, Beverly discovers she's pregnant. Telling Ray is only marginally less difficult than informing her parents, and at 16, Beverly is a wife and mother. Against the odds, Beverly is determined to still finish high school and go on to college, but that goal becomes more difficult with time, especially after Beverly's marriage begins to fall apart. Ray tries to do the right thing but has trouble holding a job, and becomes addicted to heroin.

Director: Penny Marshall

Stars: Drew Barrymore,Steve Zahn,Adam Garcia,Brittany Murphy

6.5 IMDB Rating 1,495 Views
Selena: The Series 2020–

Late Tejano singer Selena as her dreams come true, and her family makes life-changing choices on the singer's journey to success.

Director: Moisés Zamora

8,0 IMDB Rating 121 Views
Kill Your Darlings 2013

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever.

Director: John Krokidas

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe,Dane DeHaan,Michael C. Hall,Jack Huston

6.5 IMDB Rating 1,827 Views
Lizzie 2018

A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family.

Director: Craig William Macneill

Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chloë Sevigny, Fiona Shaw

5,7 IMDB Rating 1,550 Views
Cadillac Records 2008

In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, "Cadillac Records" follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.

Stars: Joshua Alscher,Tim Bellow,Tony Bentley,Tammy Blanchard,Eric Bogosian,Marc Bonan,Adrien Brody,Cedric the Entertainer,Emmanuelle Chriqui,Douglas Crosby,Dexter Darden,Veronika Dash,Sean Shyboy Davis,Eshaya Draper,Shiloh Fernandez

6.7 IMDB Rating 1,763 Views
Tutto Il Giorno Davanti 2020

With the continuous arrival of migrants to Palermo (Italy), a councilor becomes the legal guardian of hundreds of children while also dealing with her own family problems.

5,7 IMDB Rating 29 Views
Leonardo 2021–

The series recounts Leonardo da Vinci's extraordinary life through the works that made him famous, through the stories hidden within those works, revealing little by little the inner torment of a man obsessed with attaining perfection.

6,9 IMDB Rating 38 Views
Testament of Youth 2014

A long, long time ago, back in the spring of 1914, they were so happy together. There was Vera Brittain, an upper class girl with ideas of her own; and her bright brother Edward; and his group of friends among whom Roland Leighton, wonderful, handsome, sensitive Roland Vera had fallen for... Always having great times together talking, laughing, exchanging ideas, walking, eating, swimming together; all of them envisioning the glittering future they deserved: Vera, despite her father's opposition, would study at Oxford, marry Roland and be a famous writer; Roland, as for him, would be acclaimed as a great poet while Edward and his friends would each become a prominent figure in his respective field... But then came that fateful day on 4 August 1914 when Britain declared war on Germany. All those beautiful dreams were to be shattered one after the other. All except one: Vera wound up becoming a writer... A writer but a pacifist as well.

Director: James Kent

Stars: Alicia Vikander,Taron Egerton,Colin Morgan,Dominic West

7.3 IMDB Rating 2,042 Views
Resistance 2020

The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.

Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz

6.1 IMDB Rating 237 Views
Madame Claude 2021

Paris, the late 1960s. Madame Claude is at the head of a flourishing business dedicated to prostitution that gives her power over both the french political and criminal worlds. But the end of her empire is closer than she thinks.

Director: Sylvie Verheyde

5,0 IMDB Rating 46 Views
Judas and the Black Messiah 2021

The story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O'Neal.

Director: Shaka King

7.5 IMDB Rating 170 Views
Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer 2015

The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.

Director: Lars Kraume

7,1 IMDB Rating 37 Views
Creation Stories 2021

Creation Stories tells the unforgettable tale of infamous Creation Records label head Alan McGee; and of how one written-off young Glaswegian upstart rose to irrevocably change the face of British culture.

Director: Nick Moran

6.4 IMDB Rating 68 Views
Miracles from Heaven 2016

Based on the incredible true story of the Beam family.

Director: Patricia Riggen

7,1 IMDB Rating 46 Views
The Wind Rises 2013

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Stars: Hideaki Anno,Hidetoshi Nishijima,Miori Takimoto,Masahiko Nishimura

7.8 IMDB Rating 2,032 Views
Tiny Tim: King for a Day 2020

The story about the outcast, Herbert Khaury's rise to stardom as Tiny Tim. Either considered a freak or a genius Tiny Tim left no one unaffected.

Director: Johan von Sydow

6,5 IMDB Rating 54 Views
Notorious 2009

NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Follow his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectations - redefining our notion of "The American Dream."

Director: George Tillman Jr.

Stars: Jamal Woolard,Momo Dione,Derek Luke,Dennis L.A. White

6.6 IMDB Rating 3,413 Views
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell 2021

This documentary features rare footage filmed by Christopher Wallace's best friend, Damion "D-Roc" Butler, and interviews with his closest friends and family, revealing a side of Biggie Smalls that the world never knew.

Director: Emmett Malloy

7,3 IMDB Rating 61 Views
The United States vs. Billie Holiday 2021

Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.

Director: Lee Daniels

6,4 IMDB Rating 246 Views
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry 2021

An intimate look at the singer-songwriter's journey, navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home, while creating her debut album.

Director: R.J. Cutler

7,8 IMDB Rating 89 Views
Dickinson 2019–

An inside look at the world of writer Emily Dickinson.

Director: Alena Smith

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Adrian Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov

6,8 IMDB Rating 1,015 Views
Pele 2021

Looks back at the extraordinary 12-year period in which Pelé, the only man to win three World Cup titles, went from young superstar in 1958 to national hero in 1970; a radical yet turbulent era in Brazil’s history.

Director: Ben Nicholas,David Tryhorn

7,7 IMDB Rating 59 Views
The Lady and the Dale 2021–

Elizabeth Carmichael, a larger-than-life entrepreneur rose to prominence with her promotion of a fuel-efficient, three-wheeled car known as The Dale.

7,1 IMDB Rating 87 Views
Che: Part One 2008

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Stars: Julia Ormond,Benicio Del Toro,Oscar Isaac,Pablo Guevara

7.2 IMDB Rating 1,677 Views
De Gaulle 2020

Paris, June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is confronted with the military and political collapse of France. Charles de Gaulle joins London while Yvonne, his wife, finds herself with her three children on the road of the exodus.

Director: Gabriel Le Bomin

5,9 IMDB Rating 91 Views
Philomena 2013

When former journalist Martin Sixsmith is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena, who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent. Martin arranges a magazine assignment about her search for him that eventually leads to America. Along the way, Martin and Philomena discover as much about each other as about her son's fate. Furthermore, both find their basic beliefs challenged.

Director: Stephen Frears

Stars: Judi Dench,Steve Coogan,Sophie Kennedy Clark,Mare Winningham

7.6 IMDB Rating 1,203 Views
The Dig 2021

An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938.

Director: Simon Stone

7,1 IMDB Rating 116 Views
In the Name of the Father 1993

A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. Bullied by the British police, he and four of his friends are coerced into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends 15 years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence with the help of a British attorney, Gareth Peirce. Based on a true story.

Stars: Alison Crosbie,Daniel Day-Lewis,Philip King,Emma Thompson,Nye Heron,Anthony Brophy,Frankie McCafferty,Paul Warriner,Julian Walsh,Stuart Wolfenden,Jo Connor,Karen Carlisle,Seamus Moran,Billy Byrne,Maureen McBride

8.2 IMDB Rating 1,407 Views
Unbroken 2014

The life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war. Only to be captured by the Japanese navy after a plane crash in the Pacific. During his capture, Louie must continue his fight by surviving through the war.

Director: Angelina Jolie

Stars: Jack O'Connell,Domhnall Gleeson,Garrett Hedlund,Miyavi

7.2 IMDB Rating 4,548 Views
Tony Parker: The Final Shot 2020

Director: Florent Bodin

110 Views