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August 2007

In 1876, Strindberg is penniless and once again his play "Master Olof" is rejected by the Royal Dramatic Theater. Debt collectors his furniture and Strindberg is on the verge of committing suicide.

Director: Stig Larsson

6.3 IMDB Rating
Tucker: The Man and His Dream 1988

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

6.9 IMDB Rating 8 Views
The Whistleblower 2010

Inspired by true events, Kathy (Rachel Weisz) is an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk.

Stars: Rachel Weisz,Vanessa Redgrave,Monica Bellucci,David Strathairn

7.2 IMDB Rating 1,488 Views
I’m Not There 2007

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes

6.8 IMDB Rating 16 Views
The New World 2005

Captain Smith is spared his mutinous hanging sentence after captain Newport's ship arrives in 1607 to found Jamestown, an English colony in Virginia. The initially friendly natives, who have no personal property concept, turn hostile after a 'theft' is 'punished' violently on the spot. During an armed exploration, Smith is captured, but spared when the chief's favorite daughter Pocahontas pleads for the stranger who soon becomes her lover and learns to love their naive 'savage' way of harmonious life. Ultimately he returns to the grim fort, which would starve hadn't she arranged for Indian generosity. Alas, each side soon brands their own lover a traitor, so she is banished and he flogged as introduction to slavish toiling. Changes turn again, leading Smith to accept a northern-more mission and anglicized Pocahontas, believing him dead, becoming the mother of aristocratic new lover John Rolfe's son. They'll meet again for a finale in England.

Stars: Colin Farrell,Q'orianka Kilcher,Christopher Plummer,Christian Bale,August Schellenberg,Wes Studi,David Thewlis,Yorick van Wageningen,Raoul Trujillo,Michael Greyeyes,Kalani Queypo,Ben Mendelsohn,Noah Taylor,Brían F. O'Byrne,Ben Chaplin

6.7 IMDB Rating 3,263 Views
La Vie en Rose 2007

La Vie en Rose is the title of the movie, Which was released in the year 2007 and it is in Biography, Drama, Filmer, Music genre categories. La Vie en Rose was directed by Olivier Dahan and starts are Emmanuelle Seigner, Marion Cotillard, Pascal Greggory, Sylvie Testud. Enjoy La Vie en Rose and many others on fmovies. HD Link provided by fmovies for our users.

Director: Olivier Dahan

Stars: Marion Cotillard,Sylvie Testud,Pascal Greggory,Emmanuelle Seigner

7.6 IMDB Rating 1,582 Views
Secretariat 2010

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery -- with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin -- manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in twenty-five years.

Director: Randall Wallace

Stars: Diane Lane,John Malkovich,Dylan Walsh,Margo Martindale

7.2 IMDB Rating 3,442 Views
The Pianist 2002

In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.

Director: Roman Polanski

Stars: Adrien Brody,Emilia Fox,Michal Zebrowski,Ed Stoppard

8.5 IMDB Rating 4,792 Views
Blow 2001

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.

Director: Ted Demme

Stars: Johnny Depp,Penélope Cruz,Franka Potente,Rachel Griffiths

7.6 IMDB Rating 4,524 Views
Christiane F. 1981

A teen girl in 1970's Berlin becomes addicted to heroin. Everything in her life slowly begins to distort and disappear as she befriends a small crew of junkies and falls in love with a drug-abusing male prostitute.

Director: Uli Edel

7.6 IMDB Rating 20 Views
The Gathering Storm 2002

Winston Churchill's wilderness years prior to World War II, when only he could see the threat that Adolf Hitler and a rearmed Germany posed to Europe.

Director: Richard Loncraine

7.5 IMDB Rating 30 Views
Entity, okänt väsen 1982

Carla Moran awakens one night to find herself being beaten and raped by an unseen presence. Terrified of what's happening to her, and shunned by friends and family who think she's lost her mind, she seeks help from parapsychologists. The researchers soon discover that evil spiritual force has been drawn to Carla and is responsible for the violent attacks. The question now, however, is how do they stop it? Based on a supposedly true story.

Stars: Barbara Hershey,Ron Silver,David Labiosa,George Coe

6.6 IMDB Rating 911 Views
Einstein and Eddington 2008

Drama about the development of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, and Einstein's relationship with British scientist Sir Arthur Eddington, the first physicist to experimentally prove his ideas.

Director: Philip Martin

7.3 IMDB Rating 31 Views
Toast 2010

The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960s Britain.

Director: S.J. Clarkson

6,6 IMDB Rating 26 Views
An American Crime 2007

Based on a true story that shocked the nation in 1965, the film recounts one of the most shocking crimes ever committed against a single victim. Sylvia and Jennie Fae Likens, the two daughters of traveling carnival workers are left for an extended stay at the Indianapolis home of single mother Gertrude Baniszewski and her six children. Times are tough, and Gertrude's financial needs cause her to make this arrangement before realizing how the burden will push her unstable nature to a breaking point. What transpires in the next three months is both riveting and horrific.

Director: Tommy O'Haver

Stars: Ellen Page,Hayley McFarland,Nick Searcy,Romy Rosemont

7.4 IMDB Rating 3,148 Views
Mask 1985

Director: Peter Bogdanovich

7.2 IMDB Rating 96 Views
Spartacus: Blood and Sand 2010

Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus.

Director: Steven S. DeKnight

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett

10,886 Views
The Philadelphia Experiment 1984

In 1943, the United States tests an anti-radar system to make the U.S. Navy ships invisible to the enemy. Dr. James Longstreet uses his experiment in the destroyer escort USS Eldridge that disappears from Philadelphia. The sailors David Herdeg and his best friend Jim Parker are projected to 1984, where they meet Allison Hayes. They unsuccessfully try to contact their base and out of the blue Jimmy disappears in a hospital. Allison helps David to visit Jimmy's wife Pamela, but Jimmy refuses to see him. Now David's only hope is meeting Dr. James Longstreet to learn what to do. Will he be well succeeded?

Stars: Michael Paré,Nancy Allen,Eric Christmas,Bobby Di Cicco,Louise Latham,Kene Holliday,Joe Dorsey,Michael Currie,Stephen Tobolowsky,Gary Brockette,Debra Troyer,Miles McNamara,Ralph Manza,James Edgcomb,Glenn Morshower

6.1 IMDB Rating 1,300 Views
Fair Game 2010

Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq.

Director: Doug Liman

Stars: Naomi Watts,Sonya Davison,Vanessa Chong,Anand Tiwari

6.8 IMDB Rating 1,968 Views
Midnight Express 1978

On October 6, 1970 while boarding an international flight out of Istanbul Airport, American Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle 2 kilos of hashish out of the country, the drugs strapped to his body. He is told that he will be released if he cooperates with the authorities in identifying the person who actually sold him the hash. Billy's troubles really begin when after that assistance, he makes a run for it and is recaptured. He is initially sentenced to just over four years for possession, with no time for the more harsh crime of smuggling. The prison environment is inhospitable in every sense, with a sadistic prison guard named Hamidou ruling the prison, he who relishes the mental and physical torture he inflicts on the prisoners for whatever reason. Told to trust no one, Billy does befriend a few of the other inmates, namely fellow American Jimmy Booth (in for stealing two candlesticks from a mosque), a Swede named Erich, and one of the senior prisoners having already served seven years, an Englishman named Max, the latter two also in for hash related charges. One prisoner not befriended is Rifki, who wields power in the prison as the unofficial eyes and ears for the guards. As Billy, his family and his girlfriend Susan attempt through legal and diplomatic channels for Billy's release, Max tells him that the only way out is to "catch the midnight express" aka escape, which is what Jimmy is continually trying to do. When Billy's situation changes, he becomes more desperate in every sense of the word. It seems as if Billy has only two options: to let the prison ultimately figuratively then literally kill him, or to somehow regain control of his life through whatever means available.

Stars: Brad Davis,Irene Miracle,Bo Hopkins,Paolo Bonacelli,Paul L. Smith,Randy Quaid,Norbert Weisser,John Hurt,Mike Kellin,Franco Diogene,Michael Ensign,Gigi Ballista,Kevork Malikyan,Peter Jeffrey,Joe Zammit Cordina

2,606 Views
Temple Grandin 2010

Biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become a Ph.D. and expert in the field of animal husbandry. She developed an interest in cattle early in life while spending time at her Aunt and Uncle's ranch. She did not speak until age four and had difficulty right through high school, mostly in dealing with people. Her mother was very supportive as were some of her teachers. She is noted for creating her "hug box", widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress in autistic children, and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, which have been the subject of several books and won an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University and well-known speaker on autism and animal handling.

Director: Mick Jackson

Stars: Claire Danes,Julia Ormond,David Strathairn,Catherine O'Hara

8.3 IMDB Rating 1,905 Views
Dangerous Minds 1995

Louanne Johnson is an ex-marine, hired as a teacher in a high-school in a poor area of the city. She has recently separated from her husband. Her friend, also teacher in the school, got the temporary job for her. After a terrible reception from the students, she tries unconventional methods of teaching (using karate, Bob Dylan lyrics etc) to gain the trust of the students.

Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer,George Dzundza,Courtney B. Vance,Robin Bartlett

6.4 IMDB Rating 2,107 Views
Antwone Fisher 2002

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew.

Director: Denzel Washington

Stars: Derek Luke,Malcolm David Kelley,Cory Hodges,Denzel Washington

7.3 IMDB Rating 1,935 Views
Dog Day Afternoon 1975

Based upon a real-life story that happened in the early seventies in which the Chase Manhattan Bank in Gravesend, Brooklyn, was held siege by a bank robber determined to steal enough money for his male lover to undergo a sex change operation. On a hot summer afternoon, the First Savings Bank of Brooklyn is held up by Sonny and Sal, two down-and-out characters. Although the bank manager and female tellers agree not to interfere with the robbery, Sonny finds that there's actually nothing much to steal, as most of the cash has been picked up for the day. Sonny then gets an unexpected phone call from Police Captain Moretti, who tells him the place is surrounded by the city's entire police force. Having few options under the circumstances, Sonny nervously bargains with Moretti, demanding safe escort to the airport and a plane out of the country in return for the bank employees' safety.

Director: Sidney Lumet

Stars: Penelope Allen,Sully Boyar,John Cazale,Beulah Garrick

8.0 IMDB Rating 1,422 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 3,559 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 2,190 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 3,237 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 1,985 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 83 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 4,618 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 1,726 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 2,648 Views
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ 2005

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Director: Jim Sheridan

Stars: 50 Cent,Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje,Joy Bryant,Omar Benson Miller

5.1 IMDB Rating 7,657 Views
Schindler’s List 1993

Oskar Schindler is a vainglorious and greedy German businessman who becomes an unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric German Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp, it is a testament to the good in all of us.

Stars: Liam Neeson,Ben Kingsley,Ralph Fiennes,Caroline Goodall,Jonathan Sagall,Embeth Davidtz,Malgorzata Gebel,Shmuel Levy,Mark Ivanir,Béatrice Macola,Andrzej Seweryn,Friedrich von Thun,Krzysztof Luft,Harry Nehring,Norbert Weisser

8.9 IMDB Rating 6,312 Views
Heavenly Creatures 1994

Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson

7.3 IMDB Rating 95 Views
Raging Bull 1980

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Director: Martin Scorsese

8.2 IMDB Rating 105 Views
8 Seconds 1994

This movie chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.

Director: John G. Avildsen

6.6 IMDB Rating 105 Views
Man on the Moon 1999

Man on the Moon is a biographical movie on the late comedian Andy Kaufman. Kaufman, along with his role on Taxi (1978), was famous for being the self-declared Intergender Wrestling Champion of the world. After beating women time and time again, Jerry Lawler (who plays himself in the movie), a professional wrestler, got tired of seeing all of this and decided to challenge Kaufman to a match. In most of the matches the two had, Lawler prevailed with the piledriver, which is a move by spiking an opponent head-first into the mat. One of the most famous moments in this feud was in the early 80s when Kaufman threw coffee on Lawler on Late Night with David Letterman (1982), got into fisticuffs with Lawler, and proceeded to sue NBC.

Director: Milos Forman

Stars: Jim Carrey,Gerry Becker,Greyson Erik Pendry,Brittany Colonna

7.4 IMDB Rating 1,610 Views
The Pursuit of Happyness 2006

Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner. Gardner has invested heavily in a device known as a "Bone Density scanner". He feels like he has made these devices. However, they do not sell as they are marginally better than the current technology at a much higher price. As Gardner tries to figure out how to sell them, his wife leaves him, he loses his house, his bank account, and credit cards. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner is now desperate to find a steady job; he takes on a job as a stockbroker, but before he can receive pay, he needs to go through 6 months of training, and to sell his devices.

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Stars: Will Smith,Jaden Smith,Thandie Newton,Brian Howe

8.0 IMDB Rating 4,520 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 1,908 Views