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Women Of The Movement 2021–

An anthology series that chronicles the civil rights movement as told by the women behind it.

6.8 IMDB Rating 11 Views
Jobs 2013

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Director: Joshua Michael Stern

Stars: Ashton Kutcher,Dermot Mulroney,Josh Gad,Lukas Haas

5.9 IMDB Rating 1,991 Views
Bronson 2008

In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. During that time, Michael Petersen, the boy, faded away and 'Charles Bronson,' his superstar alter ego, took center stage. Inside the mind of Bronson - a scathing indictment of celebrity culture.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Stars: Tom Hardy,Kelly Adams,Luing Andrews,Katy Barker

7.1 IMDB Rating 3,487 Views
Rise of the Footsoldier 2007

Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties. It is three decades of his life following him from football hooliganism, through to his burgeoning career as a bouncer, his involvement in the criminal aspects of the early 'rave' scene and subsequently to his rise to power as one of the most feared and respected criminals in the country.

Director: Julian Gilbey

Stars: Ricci Harnett,Terry Stone,Craig Fairbrass,Roland Manookian

6.9 IMDB Rating 2,129 Views
Red Dog 2011

In the tradition of Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), this is the story of a legendary, lovable red dog who roamed the outback looking for his original master, finding his way into the hearts of everyone he meets, bringing people and communities together, some who find love, and others who find themselves. Based on true events.

Director: Kriv Stenders

Stars: Josh Lucas,Rachael Taylor,Rohan Nichol,Luke Ford

7.5 IMDB Rating 1,683 Views
Donnie Brasco 1997

This true story follows FBI agent Joe Pistone as he infiltrates the mafia of New York. Befriending Lefty Ruggiero, Pistone (under the name Donnie Brasco) is able to embed himself in a mafia faction led by Sonny Black. Ruggiero and Pistone become tight as the group goes about collecting money for 'the bosses'. Eventually, the group become big-time when Black himself becomes a boss; all the while, Pistone collects evidence. However, the trials and tribulations of the undercover work become more than Pistone can bear. His marriage falls apart, and to top it off, the mafia suspect a mole in the organization. The real dilemma is afforded to Pistone, who knows if he walks away from the mafia, Ruggiero will be the one punished.

Stars: Al Pacino,Johnny Depp,Michael Madsen,Bruno Kirby,James Russo,Anne Heche,Zeljko Ivanek,Gerry Becker,Robert Miano,Brian Tarantina,Rocco Sisto,Zach Grenier,Walt MacPherson,Ronnie Farer,Terry Serpico

7.7 IMDB Rating 3,176 Views
My Week with Marilyn 2011

Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress.

Director: Simon Curtis

Stars: Michelle Williams,Eddie Redmayne,Julia Ormond,Kenneth Branagh

7.0 IMDB Rating 1,666 Views
Passport to Freedom 2021–

Aracy de Carvalho is a young clerk at the Brazilian Consulate. For two years, she has been secretly issuing passports to Jews without the dreaded "J" stamp, which not only won't allow them to travel, but will doom them to the horrors

8.4 IMDB Rating 10 Views
Prodigy 2020–

Documentary series profiles young athletes who are on the brink of becoming the next superstars in their respective sports.

2.7 IMDB Rating 13 Views
The Great 2020–

A royal woman living in rural Austria during the 18th century is forced to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia, when she marries an Emperor.

7,2 IMDB Rating 628 Views
Being the Ricardos 2021

Follows Lucy and Desi as they face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.

Director: Aaron Sorkin

7,1 IMDB Rating 18 Views
Jimmy P. 2013

A troubled Native American veteran forms an extraordinary friendship with his maverick French psychoanalyst as they try to find a cure to his suffering.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin

6.1 IMDB Rating 22 Views
Steve Jobs 2015

His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late CEO of Apple inc. Steven Paul Jobs.

Director: Danny Boyle

Stars: Michael Fassbender,Kate Winslet,Seth Rogen,Jeff Daniels

7.2 IMDB Rating 2,402 Views
What Is Life Worth 2020

An attorney in Washington D.C. battles against cynicism, bureaucracy and politics to help the victims of 9/11.

Director: Sara Colangelo

6.8 IMDB Rating 32 Views
Asakusa Kid 2021

Before he hit it big, Takeshi Kitano got his start apprenticing with comedy legend Fukami of Asakusa. But as his star rises, his mentor's declines.

Director: Gekidan Hitori

24 Views
Patch Adams 1998

Patch Adams is determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. Unfortunately, the medical and scientific community does not appreciate his methods of healing the sick, while the actual patients, medical professors, and hospital nurses all appreciate the work *he* can do, because they are unable to do it.

Director: Tom Shadyac

Stars: Robin Williams,Daniel London,Monica Potter,Philip Seymour Hoffman

6.7 IMDB Rating 1,918 Views
Margrete – Queen of the North 2021

1402. Queen Margrete is ruling Sweden, Norway and Denmark through her adopted son, Erik. But a conspiracy is in the making and Margrete finds herself in an impossible dilemma that could shatter her life's work: the Kalmar Union.

Director: Charlotte Sieling

7.2 IMDB Rating 28 Views
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. 2018

Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

Director: Steve Loveridge (as Stephen Loveridge)

Stars: M.I.A., Madonna, Bill Maher

7.6 IMDB Rating 1,395 Views
Black Mafia Family 2021–

Two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980's and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in the country.

7.2 IMDB Rating 87 Views
Lansky 2021

When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated by the Feds, who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster reveals the untold truth about his life as the boss of the National Crime Syndicat

Director: Eytan Rockaway

6.3 IMDB Rating 34 Views
The Angel 2018

The angelic face of Carlos, a 17-year-old teenager, hides a dark facet of robberies, lies and murders.

Director: Luis Ortega

7.0 IMDB Rating 31 Views
Colonia 2015

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from.

Director: Florian Gallenberger

7.1 IMDB Rating 28 Views
Malcolm X 1992

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee

7.7 IMDB Rating 29 Views
The Iron Lady 2011

Elderly and a virtual prisoner in her own home due to her concerned staff and daughter Carol, Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman prime minister, looks back on her life as she clears out her late husband Denis's clothes for the Oxfam shop. Denis is seen as being her rock as she first enters parliament and then runs for the leadership of the Conservative Party, culminating in her eventual premiership. Now his ghost joins her to comment on her successes and failures, sometimes to her annoyance, generally to her comfort until ultimately, as the clothes are sent to the charity shop, Denis departs from Margaret's life forever.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd

Stars: Meryl Streep,Jim Broadbent,Susan Brown,Alice da Cunha

6.4 IMDB Rating 1,498 Views
King Richard 2021

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.

Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green

6.3 IMDB Rating 36 Views
The Sessions 2012

At the age of 38, Mark O'Brien, a man who uses an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and his priest, he contacts Cheryl Cohen-Greene, a professional sex surrogate and a typical soccer mom with a house, a mortgage and a husband. Inspired by a true story, The Sessions, follows the fascinating relationship which evolves between Cheryl and Mark as she takes him on his journey to manhood.

Director: Ben Lewin

Stars: John Hawkes,Helen Hunt,William H. Macy,Moon Bloodgood

7.2 IMDB Rating 1,131 Views
Maradona: Blessed Dream 2021–

A look at the early life and prolific career of Argentinean football legend Diego Maradona.

8.0 IMDB Rating 50 Views
Mrs Lowry & Son 2019

A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.

Director: Adrian Noble

6,6 IMDB Rating 372 Views
Spencer 2021

During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.

Director: Pablo Larraín

6.8 IMDB Rating 38 Views
Braveheart 1995

William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.

Stars: James Robinson,Sean Lawlor,Sandy Nelson,James Cosmo,Sean McGinley,Alan Tall,Andrew Weir,Gerda Stevenson,Ralph Riach,Mhairi Calvey,Brian Cox,Patrick McGoohan,Peter Hanly,Sophie Marceau,Stephen Billington

8.4 IMDB Rating 4,545 Views
Tick, Tick… Boom! 2021

On the cusp of his 30th birthday, a promising young theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.

Director: Lin-Manuel Miranda

8,6 IMDB Rating 36 Views
The Woman Who Robbed the Stagecoach 2021

One of 12 Westerns made in 12 months during 2020, this film tells the true story of Pearl Hart, played by Lorraine Etchell, a woman who goes through a series of bad relationships with men, eventually turning to a life of crime with a

Director: Travis Mills

5,5 IMDB Rating 31 Views
Sid and Nancy 1986

Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. When the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful US tour, Vicious attempts a solo career while in the grip of heroin addiction. One morning, Nancy is found stabbed to death and Sid is arrested for her murder.

Stars: Gary Oldman,Chloe Webb,David Hayman,Debby Bishop,Andrew Schofield,Xander Berkeley,Perry Benson,Tony London,Sandy Baron,Sy Richardson,Edward Tudor-Pole,Biff Yeager,Courtney Love,Rusty Blitz,John Spaceley

7.1 IMDB Rating 1,668 Views
Machine Gun Preacher 2011

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, addicted gang biker Sam Childers is released from prison and learns that his wife Lynn is no longer a stripper but has converted to Christianity. One night, Sam and his best friend Donnie give a ride to a hitchhiker who threatens Donnie with a pocketknife; however Sam reacts and turns the tables on the stranger. Sam is affected by the incident and is convinced by Lynn and his mother Daisy to join their church, and he is baptized. Sam finds a straight job in construction. When he meets a preacher from Africa, he decides to visit the continent. Sam travels to Northern Uganda and South Sudan many times and builds an orphanage for the victims of the cruel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Further, he fights whenever necessary and becomes a legend known as The Machine Gun Preacher.

Stars: Gerard Butler,Michelle Monaghan,Kathy Baker,Michael Shannon,Ryann Campos,Madeline Carroll,Souleymane Sy Savane,Grant R. Krause,Reavis Graham,Peter Carey,Barbara Coven,Misty Mills,Nicole Michele Sobchack,Sidi Henderson,Mike Litaker

6.8 IMDB Rating 2,810 Views
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain 2021

English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings.

Director: Will Sharpe

7.0 IMDB Rating 135 Views
The Stanford Prison Experiment 2015

Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Stars: Billy Crudup,Michael Angarano,Moises Arias,Nicholas Braun

6.9 IMDB Rating 3,036 Views
Dangerous Beauty 1998

In 16th century Venice, courtesans enjoy unique privileges: dressed richly in red, they read, compose poetry and music, and discuss affairs of state with the men who govern the Republic. When Veronica Franco comes of age, she cannot marry Marco Venier, whom she loves, because she is well born but penniless. Her choice: cloister or courtesan. She steels her heart, and with beauty and intelligence becomes the best. She's a heroine when she helps convince France to aid Venice in war with Turks, but when plague descends, the Church charges her with witchcraft. At her inquisition, she must match wits with an old rival, speak for all women, and call courage from Venier.

Director: Marshall Herskovitz

Stars: Catherine McCormack,Rufus Sewell,Oliver Platt,Fred Ward

7.3 IMDB Rating 2,598 Views
The Eyes of Tammy Faye 2021

An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

Director: Michael Showalter

7.0 IMDB Rating 36 Views
Tjuvjägaren 2016

In late 19th Century, a poacher and his wife move into a cave. They fight against society for their right to stay, as well as for their own relationship.

Director: John Thornblad

7.9 IMDB Rating 35 Views
Colin in Black & White 2021

This drama series from Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay explores Kaepernick's high school years and the experiences that led him to become an activist.

Director: Ava DuVernayColin Kaepernick

2.6 IMDB Rating 41 Views