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Year: Before 2010
215 found movie
Serpico 1973

Serpico is a cop in the 1960s-early 1970s. Unlike all his colleagues, he refuses a share of the money that the cops routinely extort from local criminals. Nobody wants to work with Serpico, and he's in constant danger of being placed in life threatening positions by his "partners". Nothing seems to get done even when he goes to the highest of authorities. Despite the dangers he finds himself in, he still refuses to 'go with the flow', in the hope that one day, the truth will be known.

Director: Sidney Lumet

Stars: Al Pacino,John Randolph,Jack Kehoe,Biff McGuire

7.8 IMDB Rating 1,324 Views
The Young Victoria 2009

Dominated by her possessive mother and her bullying consort, Conroy, since childhood, teen-aged Victoria refuses to allow them the power of acting as her regent in the last days of her uncle, William IV's rule. Her German cousin Albert is encouraged to court her for solely political motives but, following her accession at age eighteen, finds he is falling for her and is dismayed at her reliance on trusty Prime Minister Melbourne. Victoria is impressed by Albert's philanthropy which is akin to her own desire to help her subjects. However her loyalty to Melbourne, perceived as a self-seeker, almost causes a constitutional crisis and it is Albert who helps restore her self-confidence. She proposes and they marry, Albert proving himself not only a devoted spouse, prepared to take an assassin's bullet for her, but an agent of much-needed reform, finally endorsed by an admiring Melbourne.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Stars: Emily Blunt,Rupert Friend,Paul Bettany,Miranda Richardson

7.3 IMDB Rating 2,178 Views
Men of Honor 2000

The story ultimately revolves around two "men of honor"; their relationship, their individual and joint failures and triumphs. Carl Brashear is determined to be the first African American Navy Diver in a time where racism is rife. Leslie Sunday is his embittered trainer, determined to see him fail. Fate, challenges and circumstances eventually draw these two men together in a tale of turbulence and ultimately triumph.

Director: George Tillman Jr.

Stars: Robert De Niro,Cuba Gooding Jr.,Charlize Theron,Aunjanue Ellis

7.2 IMDB Rating 2,627 Views
The Elephant Man 1980

John Merrick (whose real name was Joseph, as this is based on a true story) is an intelligent and friendly man, but he is hated by his Victorian-era English society because he is severely deformed. Once he is discovered by a doctor, however, he is saved from his life in a freak show and he is treated like the human being that he really is.

Stars: Anthony Hopkins,John Hurt,Anne Bancroft,John Gielgud,Wendy Hiller,Freddie Jones,Michael Elphick,Hannah Gordon,Helen Ryan,John Standing,Dexter Fletcher,Lesley Dunlop,Phoebe Nicholls,Pat Gorman,Claire Davenport

8.3 IMDB Rating 1,296 Views
House of Saddam 2008

A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.

7.5 IMDB Rating 164 Views
The Sound of Music 1965

In 1930's Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. The Captain's wife is dead, and he is often away, and runs the household as strictly as he does the ships he sails on. The children are unhappy and resentful of the governesses that their father keeps hiring, and have managed to run each of them off one by one. When Maria arrives, she is initially met with the same hostility, but her kindness, understanding, and sense of fun soon draws them to her and brings some much-needed joy into all their lives -- including the Captain's. Eventually he and Maria find themselves falling in love, even though Georg is already engaged to a Baroness and Maria is still a postulant. The romance makes them both start questioning the decisions they have made. Their personal conflicts soon become overshadowed, however, by world events. Austria is about to come under the control of Germany, and the Captain may soon find himself drafted into the German navy and forced to fight against his own country.

Director: Robert Wise

Stars: Julie Andrews,Christopher Plummer,Eleanor Parker,Richard Haydn

8.0 IMDB Rating 2,509 Views
Lawrence of Arabia 1962

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali, Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

Director: David Lean

Stars: Peter O'Toole,Alec Guinness,Anthony Quinn,Jack Hawkins

8.3 IMDB Rating 1,736 Views
The Fighter 2010

The Fighter is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer on the verge of being KO'd by drugs and crime.

Director: David O. Russell

Stars: Mark Wahlberg,Christian Bale,Amy Adams,Melissa Leo

7.8 IMDB Rating 2,473 Views
The Doors 1991

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Director: Oliver Stone

7.2 IMDB Rating 102 Views
Citizen X 1995

During the 1980s, Soviet authorities hunt for a serial killer who picks his victims in railway stations and commuter trains and lures them into the woods.

Director: Chris Gerolmo

7.5 IMDB Rating 100 Views
Erin Brockovich 2000

Erin Brockovich-Ellis is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her law firm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation.

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Stars: Julia Roberts,David Brisbin,Dawn Didawick,Albert Finney

7.3 IMDB Rating 2,714 Views
Tombstone 1993

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Director: George P. Cosmatos,Kevin Jarre

7.8 IMDB Rating 126 Views
Conviction 2010

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Stars: Hilary Swank,Sam Rockwell,Thomas D. Mahard,Owen Campbell,Conor Donovan,Laurie Brown,John Pyper-Ferguson,Minnie Driver,Ele Bardha,Melissa Leo,Rusty Mewha,Marc Macaulay,Bailee Madison,Tobias Campbell,Frank Zieger

7.1 IMDB Rating 1,511 Views
My One and Only 2009

An unusual road trip movie about a mother driving her two sons from New York to Pittsburgh to St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.

Stars: Renée Zellweger,Logan Lerman,Kevin Bacon,Troy Garity,David Koechner,J.C. MacKenzie,Eric McCormack,Chris Noth,Molly C. Quinn,Mark Rendall,Nick Stahl,Phoebe Strole,Steven Weber,Robin Weigert,Dan John Miller

6.5 IMDB Rating 985 Views
Lords of Dogtown 2005

A fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Stars: John Robinson,Emile Hirsch,Rebecca De Mornay,William Mapother

7.1 IMDB Rating 2,570 Views
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969

Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rock, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, "Let's go to Bolivia". Based on the exploits of the historical characters.

Director: George Roy Hill

Stars: Paul Newman,Robert Redford,Katharine Ross,Strother Martin

8.1 IMDB Rating 1,221 Views
Amadeus 1984

Antonio Salieri believes that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music is divine and miraculous. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. He began his career as a devout man who believes his success and talent as a composer are God's rewards for his piety. He's also content as the respected, financially well-off, court composer of Austrian Emperor Joseph II. But he's shocked to learn that Mozart is such a vulgar creature, and can't understand why God favored Mozart to be his instrument. Salieri's envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. He is ready to take revenge against God and Mozart for his own musical mediocrity.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham,Tom Hulce,Elizabeth Berridge,Roy Dotrice

8.4 IMDB Rating 3,298 Views
127 Hours 2010

127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he can be rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?

Stars: James Franco,Kate Mara,Amber Tamblyn,Sean Bott,Koleman Stinger,Treat Williams,John Lawrence,Kate Burton,Bailee Michelle Johnson,Parker Hadley,Clémence Poésy,Fenton Quinn,Lizzy Caplan,Peter Joshua Hull,Pieter Jan Brugge

7.7 IMDB Rating 3,296 Views
The Last King of Scotland 2006

In the early 1970s, Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there, he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promises a golden age for the African nation. Garrigan hits it off immediately with the rabid Scotland fan, who soon offers him a senior position in the national health department and becomes one of Amin's closest advisers. However as the years pass, Garrigan cannot help but notice Amin's increasingly erratic behavior that grows beyond a legitimate fear of assassination into a murderous insanity that is driving Uganda into bloody ruin. Realizing his dire situation with the lunatic leader unwilling to let him go home, Garrigan must make some crucial decisions that could mean his death if the despot finds out.

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Stars: Forest Whitaker,James McAvoy,Kerry Washington,Gillian Anderson

7.7 IMDB Rating 2,337 Views
Hidalgo 2004

Held yearly for centuries, the Ocean of Fire--a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian desert--was a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families. In 1890, a wealthy sheik invited an American, Frank T. Hopkins, and his horse to enter the race for the first time. During the course of his career, Hopkins was a cowboy and dispatch rider for the U.S. cavalry--and had once been billed as the greatest rider the West had ever known. The Sheik puts his claim to the test, pitting the American cowboy and his mustang, Hidalgo, against the world's greatest Arabian horses and Bedouin riders--some of whom are determined to prevent a foreigner from finishing the race. For Frank, the Ocean of Fire becomes not only a matter of pride and honor, but a race for his very survival as he and his horse attempt the impossible.

Director: Joe Johnston

Stars: Viggo Mortensen,Zuleikha Robinson,Omar Sharif,Louise Lombard

6.7 IMDB Rating 2,445 Views
Bonnie och Clyde 1967

1934. Young adults Bonnie Parker, a waitress, and Clyde Barrow, a criminal just released from prison, are immediately attracted to what the other represents for their life when they meet by chance in West Dallas, Texas. Bonnie is fascinated with Clyde's criminal past, and his matter-of-factness and bravado in talking about it. Clyde sees in Bonnie someone sympatico to his goals in life. Although attracted to each other physically, a sexual relationship between the two has a few obstacles to happen. Regardless, they decide to join forces to embark on a life of crime, holding up whatever establishments, primarily banks, to make money and to have fun. They don't plan on hurting anyone physically or killing anyone despite wielding loaded guns. They amass a small gang of willing accomplices, including C.W. Moss, a mechanic to fix whatever cars they steal which is important especially for their getaways, and Buck Barrow, one of Clyde's older brothers. The only reluctant tag-along is Buck's nervous wife, Blanche Barrow, a preacher's daughter. The gang's life changes after the first fatal shot is fired. Following, their willingness to shoot to kill increases to protect themselves and their livelihood. Their notoriety precedes them, so much so that no matter what one's opinion is of them, most want to have some association to the Barrow gang, to help them, to be spoken in the same breath as them, or to capture and or kill them. Of the many people they encounter in their crime spree, the one who may have the most profound effect on their lives is Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, who is looking for a little retribution.

Stars: Warren Beatty,Faye Dunaway,Michael J. Pollard,Gene Hackman

7.9 IMDB Rating 2,195 Views
Capone 1975

The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years after Capone was imprisoned.

Stars: Ben Gazzara,Harry Guardino,Susan Blakely,Sylvester Stallone,John Cassavetes,Frank Campanella,John Orchard,Carmen Argenziano,George Chandler,John Davis Chandler,Royal Dano,Joe De Nicola,Angelo Grisanti,Peter Maloney,Dick Miller

5.7 IMDB Rating 961 Views
American Gangster 2007

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. It is also the story of a dedicated and honest policeman, Richie Roberts, who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government. Based on a true story.

Director: Ridley Scott

Stars: Denzel Washington,Russell Crowe,Chiwetel Ejiofor,Josh Brolin

7.8 IMDB Rating 5,421 Views
Nowhere Boy 2009

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson,Kristin Scott Thomas,David Threlfall,Josh Bolt

7.2 IMDB Rating 1,828 Views
The Duchess 2008

Georgiana Spencer became Duchess of Devonshire on her marriage to the Duke in 1774, at the height of the Georgian period, a period of fashion, decadence, and political change. Spirited and adored by the public at large she quickly found her marriage to be a disappointment, defined by her duty to produce a male heir and the Duke's philandering and callous indifference to her. She befriends Lady Bess but finds she is once again betrayed by her husband who wields his power with the three eventually living uncomfortably together. Against this background, and with the pressures of an unfaithful husband, strict social pressures and constant public scrutiny, Georgiana falls passionately in love with Charles Grey, a rising young Whig politician. However, despite his ongoing liaison with Lady Bess, the Duke refuses to allow her to continue the affair and threatens to take her children from her.

Director: Saul Dibb

Stars: Keira Knightley,Ralph Fiennes,Charlotte Rampling,Dominic Cooper

6.9 IMDB Rating 2,377 Views
Jarhead 2005

A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.

7,0 IMDB Rating 203 Views
Marie Antoinette 2006

"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France.

Stars: Kirsten Dunst,Jason Schwartzman,Judy Davis,Rip Torn

6.4 IMDB Rating 3,310 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 1,980 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 2,338 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 4,303 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 2,980 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 2,922 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 1,371 Views
Goodbye Bafana 2007

GOODBYE BAFANA is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.

Director: Bille August

Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Diane Kruger

7,1 IMDB Rating 1,274 Views
Bernard and Doris 2006

The story of the twilight years of tobacco billionairess Doris Duke and her relationship with her gay butler, to whom she left her entire fortune.

Director: Bob Balaban

Stars: Susan Sarandon, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Asher

6,6 IMDB Rating 1,062 Views
Into the Storm 2009

Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm (2002), Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII.

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan

Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Clive Mantle, Adrian Scarborough

7,1 IMDB Rating 1,544 Views
The Special Relationship 2010

A dramatization that traces former UK prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Director: Richard Loncraine

Stars: Michael Sheen, Demetri Goritsas, Adam Godley

6,8 IMDB Rating 1,485 Views
Girl, Interrupted 1999

Unable to cope with reality and the difficulty that comes with it, 18 year old Susanna, is admitted to a mental institution in order to overcome her disorder. However, she has trouble understanding her disorder and therefore finds it difficult to tame, especially when she meets the suggestive and unpredictable Lisa.

Director: James Mangold

Stars: Winona Ryder,Angelina Jolie,Clea DuVall,Brittany Murphy

7.3 IMDB Rating 3,624 Views
Path to War 2002

In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

Director: John Frankenheimer

Stars: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin

7,4 IMDB Rating 1,265 Views
The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005

In the 1913 US Open, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet played golf against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon.

Director: Bill Paxton

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Elias Koteas

7,5 IMDB Rating 1,864 Views