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The Professor and the Madman 2019

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

Director: Farhad Safinia

Stars: Natalie Dormer, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Irvine

7.6 IMDB Rating 5,150 Views
Official Secrets 2019

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Director: Gavin Hood

Stars: Matthew Goode, Keira Knightley, MyAnna Buring

7,4 IMDB Rating 879 Views
Love & Mercy 2014

Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore.

Director: Bill Pohlad

Stars: Paul Dano,John Cusack,Elizabeth Banks,Paul Giamatti

7.4 IMDB Rating 1,554 Views
Find Me Guilty 2006

The mobster Jackie DiNorscio is shot by his own cousin at home while in probation but survives. Later he is arrested dealing drugs and sentenced to thirty years in prison. The prosecutor Sean Kierney proposes a deal to Jackie, immediately releasing him if he testifies against the Lucchese family and other mafia families but Jackie does not accept to rat his friends that he loves. When the trial begins, he asks the judge Finestein to defend himself without the assistance of a lawyer.

Director: Sidney Lumet

Stars: Vin Diesel,Alex Rocco,Frank Pietrangolare,Richard DeDomenico

7.1 IMDB Rating 1,927 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 760 Views
The King 2019

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

Director: David Michôd

Stars: Robert Pattinson, Timothée Chalamet, Lily-Rose Depp

7.0 IMDB Rating 1,294 Views
Another Mother’s Son 2017

Based on the true story of Louisa Gould, the drama is set during World War II on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey. Lou took in an escaped Russian POW and hid him over the war's course. The tension mounts as it becomes clear that Churchill will not risk an assault to recapture the British soil, and the island-community spirit begins to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty. Against this backdrop, Lou fights to preserve her family's sense of humanity and to protect the Russian boy as if he was her own.

Director: Christopher Menaul

Stars: Sophie Skelton, John Hannah, Amanda Abbington

6,7 IMDB Rating 583 Views
Alpha Dog 2006

1999, Claremont, California. Middle-class kids, in their 20s, talk trash, wave guns, hang out in a pack. Johnny Truelove, drug dealer and son of a underworld figure, threatens Jake Mazursky, an explosive head case who owes Johnny money; Jake responds by breaking into Johnny's house. On impulse, Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach. Zach's okay with it, figuring his brother will pay the debt soon. Johnny assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder, and they develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control. Group think, amorality, and fear of prison assert a hold on the pack. Is Zach in danger?

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Stars: Bruce Willis,Matthew Barry,Emile Hirsch,Fernando Vargas

6.9 IMDB Rating 2,298 Views
Dolemite Is My Name 2019

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Director: Craig Brewer

Stars: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Kodi Smit-McPhee

7,1 IMDB Rating 879 Views
Wu-Tang: An American Saga 2019–

The show tracks the Wu Tang Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

Director: RZA, Alex Tse

Stars: Tamiz U. Rezvi, Joseph Basile, Caleb Castille

9,1 IMDB Rating 5,215 Views
Skin 2018

Director: Guy Nattiv

Stars: Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Daniel Henshall

7,1 IMDB Rating 2,897 Views
Memoria 2015

Ivan Cohen is a young man living in Palo Alto, California. Unsatisfied by his slacker group of friends, his love for a girl who doesn't know he exists and a dysfunctional family life, he is struggling to find his place in the world.

Director: Vladimir de Fontenay, Nina Ljeti

Stars: Sam Dillon, Thomas Mann, James Franco

5,1 IMDB Rating 590 Views
Monica Z 2013

Set in the glamour and free spirit of the early sixties. Monica, a young Swedish small town girl is dreaming of the vibrant city jazz clubs of Stockholm. She embarks on an intense journey in the limelight as a celebrated singer and actress in the golden era of jazz. Among artists and hipsters her phenomenal success leaves a trail of broken love affairs and promises.

Director: Per Fly

Stars: Edda Magnason,Sverrir Gudnason,Kjell Bergqvist,Cecilia Ljung,Randy Ingram,Vera Vitali,Johannes Wanselow,Oskar Thunberg,Jörgen Thorsson,David Hellenius,Nadja Christiansson,Fredrik Lindborg,Hedda Stiernstedt,Hanna Ullerstam,Harry Friedländer

7.5 IMDB Rating 2,819 Views
Diego Maradona 2019

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

Director: Asif Kapadia

Stars: Diego Armando Maradona, Pelé, Diego Maradona Jr.

7,7 IMDB Rating 1,191 Views
Trial by Fire 2019

The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.

Director: Edward Zwick

Stars: Laura Dern, Jack O'Connell, Emily Meade

6,1 IMDB Rating 1,801 Views
Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal 2012

The exploits of the notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar.

Stars: Andrés Parra, Marcela Vargas, Joavany Alvarez

8,5 IMDB Rating 1,843 Views
Tolkien 2019

The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

Director: Dome Karukoski

Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney

7,0 IMDB Rating 3,408 Views
Brecht 2019

Starting from the year 1956, Brecht's year of death, the film looks back on the time of the First World War and the life Bertolt Brecht in a mixture of fiction and documentary.

Director: Heinrich Breloer

Stars: Burghart Klaußner, Tom Schilling, Adele Neuhauser

6,3 IMDB Rating 981 Views
All Eyez on Me 2017

Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world's most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur's raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing. ALL EYEZ ON ME stars Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, Jamal Woolard, Danai Gurira and Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac Shakur.

Stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr.,Danai Gurira,Kat Graham,Hill Harper

6.0 IMDB Rating 6,997 Views
American Crime Story 2016

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, it explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD's history with the city's African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Annaleigh Ashford, Sterling K. Brown

8.5 IMDB Rating 12,430 Views
The Keeper 2019

The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar, the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann.

Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller

Stars: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw

7,1 IMDB Rating 1,208 Views
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.

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

8.3 IMDB Rating 4,202 Views
Wish Man 2019

One boy's wish changed a man. One man's wish changed the world.

Director: Theo Davies

Stars: Andrew Steel, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Tom Sizemore

6,5 IMDB Rating 1,349 Views
Finding Neverland 2004

1903 London. Renowned playwright J.M. Barrie (James)'s latest effort has garnered less than positive reviews, something he knew would be the case even before the play's mounting. This failure places pressure on James to write another play quickly as impresario Charles Frohman needs another to replace the failure to keep his theater viable. Out for a walk with his dog in part to let his creative juices flow, James stumbles upon the Llewelyn Davies family: recently widowed Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (the daughter of now deceased author George L. Du Maurier) and her four adolescent sons. James and the family members become friends, largely based on he and the boys being able to foster in each other the imagination of children, James just being the biggest among them in this regard. Sylvia also welcomes James into their lives, he who becomes an important and integral part of it. Among the six of them, the only one who does not want to partake is Sylvia's third, Peter Llewelyn Davies, who is still grieving the reality of their lives, where his father was there one day planning an outing for the family, and gone the next. Two other people who don't appreciate James in the Llewelyn Davies' lives are: his wife, Mary Barrie, who always feels the need to be the responsible one in their relationship and who feels threatened by his friendship with an unmarried woman; and Emma du Maurier, Sylvia's overbearing mother, who sees him as an obstacle to Sylvia moving on with her life with another potential husband, and an impediment to maintaining discipline within the boys. James still hopes to bring Peter out of his self-imposed shell, but in the process comes up with an idea for another play based on an amalgam of himself and Peter, that play which eventually becomes what Charles sees as a largely unmountable and thus doomed production called "Peter Pan". This process of helping Peter could take a step backward when it looks like Sylvia may imminently befall a similar fate to that of her late husband.

Director: Marc Forster

Stars: Johnny Depp,Kate Winslet,Julie Christie,Radha Mitchell

7.7 IMDB Rating 2,935 Views
Kardec 2019

Tells the story of Allan Kardec, from his days as an educator to his contribution to the spiritist codification.

Director: Wagner de Assis

Stars: Christian Baltauss, Letícia Braga, Sandra Corveloni

6,5 IMDB Rating 1,374 Views
Vita & Virginia 2018

It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.

Director: Chanya Button

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini

5,3 IMDB Rating 1,500 Views
Ask Dr Ruth 2019

Charting the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist.

Director: Ryan White

Stars: Susan Brown, Jonathan Capehart, Leora Einleger

7.6 IMDB Rating 973 Views
Rocketman 2019

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher

Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden

7,7 IMDB Rating 4,976 Views
Driven 2019

Intense thriller where politics, big business and narcotics collide.

Director: Nick Hamm

Stars: Erin Moriarty, Lee Pace, Judy Greer

6,1 IMDB Rating 1,891 Views
The White Crow 2019

The story of Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West.

Director: Ralph Fiennes

Stars: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann

6,5 IMDB Rating 1,679 Views
Bessie 2015

The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

Director: Dee Rees

Stars: Michael Kenneth Williams,Bryan Greenberg,Queen Latifah,Oliver Platt

6.7 IMDB Rating 1,697 Views
All the Way 2016

November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy has just been assassinated and Vice President Lyndon Johnson is now President. One of his first acts as President is to reaffirm the US government's intention to pass the Civil Rights Act. This Act was drafted while JFK was in office and gives people of all races the same rights, including voting rights, access to education and access to public facilities. However, he faces strong opposition to the bill, especially from within his own party. He will have to use all his political will and cunning to get it through.

Director: Jay Roach

Stars: Bryan Cranston,Anthony Mackie,Melissa Leo,Frank Langella

7.4 IMDB Rating 2,585 Views
Red Joan 2019

The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.

Director: Trevor Nunn

Stars: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore

6,3 IMDB Rating 3,687 Views
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.

Director: Justin Chadwick

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

6.7 IMDB Rating 2,865 Views
Palau The Movie 2019

A story of relentless grit, motivational strength and humbling triumph, PALAU is a film many will relate to. As a young man, a passion and vision to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to all the nations was planted deep in Luis Palau's heart. Amidst both seemingly insurmountable struggles and remarkable miracles, Luis never lost sight of his calling. His extraordinary story will bring hope to the masses and encourage all that God has greatness in store for them.

Director: Kevin Knoblock

Stars: Gastón Pauls, Alexia Moyano, Santiago Achaga

6,7 IMDB Rating 885 Views
Unplanned 2019

All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she believed in a woman's right to choose. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.

Director: Chuck Konzelman, Cary Solomon

Stars: Ashley Bratcher, Brooks Ryan, Robia Scott

6,3 IMDB Rating 1,718 Views
All is True 2019

A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen

6,1 IMDB Rating 1,441 Views
The Crash Reel 2013

Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, pushing one another to ever more dangerous tricks, until Kevin crashes on a Park City half-pipe, barely surviving. As Kevin recovers from his injury, Shaun wins Gold. Now all Kevin wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear this could kill him. We also celebrate Sarah Burke who crashed in Park City and died January 19, 2012.

Director: Lucy Walker

Stars: Kevin Pearce, Shaun White, Mason Aguirre

8,2 IMDB Rating 1,263 Views
Hemingway & Gellhorn 2012

It was a romance born out of war...and later torn apart by it. This powerful drama recounts one of the great love stories of the 20th century: the relationship between literary giant Ernest Hemingway and trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn.

Stars: Nicole Kidman,Clive Owen,David Strathairn,Rodrigo Santoro,Molly Parker,Parker Posey,Tony Shalhoub,Santiago Cabrera,Lars Ulrich,Peter Coyote,Joan Chen,Saverio Guerra,Mark Pellegrino,Remy Auberjonois,Anthony Brandon Wong

6.1 IMDB Rating 1,928 Views
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.

Director: Frank Pierson

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Clare Bullus, Stanley Tucci

7,8 IMDB Rating 1,319 Views