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Palme 2012

The life and times of Olof Palme, the prime minister of Sweden until his assassination in 1986.

Stars: Olof Palme,Catharina Palme,Lisbet Palme,Richard Guston,Olof Ruin,Tage Erlander,Lennart Geijer,Lars Edelstam,Nikolai Bulganin,Nikita Khrushchev,Vyacheslav Molotov,Ingvar Carlsson,Jan O. Karlsson,Mårten Palme,Duke of Halland Prince Bertil

7.6 IMDB Rating 1,644 Views
Chasing Mavericks 2012

The inspirational true story of real life surfing phenomenon Jay Moriarity. When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing.

Director: Michael Apted,Curtis Hanson

Stars: Gerard Butler,Jonny Weston,Elisabeth Shue,Abigail Spencer

7.2 IMDB Rating 1,946 Views
Grizzly Man 2005

A docudrama that centers on amateur grizzly bear expert Timothy Treadwell. He periodically journeyed to Alaska to study and live with the bears. He was killed, along with his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, by a rogue bear in October 2003. The films explores Treadwell's compassionate life as he found solace among these endangered animals.

Stars: Werner Herzog,Carol Dexter,Val Dexter,Sam Egli,Franc G. Fallico,Willy Fulton,Marc Gaede,Marnie Gaede,Sven Haakanson Jr.,Amie Huguenard,David Letterman,Jewel Palovak,Kathleen Parker,Warren Queeney,Timothy Treadwell

7.8 IMDB Rating 2,011 Views
Ali 2001

In 1964, a brash new pro boxer, fresh from his olympic gold medal victory, explodes on to the scene, Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self confidence with his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. To his credit, he sets out to prove that with his highly agile and forceful style soon making him a formidable boxer who soon claims the heavyweight championship. His personal life is no less noteworthy with his allegiance to the Nation of Islam, his friendship with the controversial Malcolm X and his abandonment of his slave name in favour of Muhammad Ali stirring up controversy. Yet, at the top of his game, both Ali's personal and professional lives face the ultimate test with the military draft rules are changed, making him eligible for military induction during the Vietnam War. Despite the fact that he could easily agree to a sweetheart deal that would have meant an easy tour of duty for himself, Ali refuses to submit on principle to cooperate in an unjust war for a racist nation that treated his people so poorly. The cost of that stand is high as he finds himself unable to legally box in his own country while his case is contested in court. What follows is a battle for a man who would sacrifice so much for what he believes in and a comeback that would cement his legend as one of the great sports figures of all time.

Director: Michael Mann

Stars: Will Smith,Jamie Foxx,Jon Voight,Mario Van Peebles

6.8 IMDB Rating 2,292 Views
Mission to Lars 2012

Kate and Will Spicer's brother, Tom, has Fragile X Syndrome, the most common form of inherited learning disability. He is also a massive fan of Lars Ulrich from Metallica. They made a promise to Tom that they would get him to meet Lars. Tom's dream is their promise. Together they went on a Mission to Lars.

Stars: Kate Spicer,Tom Spicer,William Spicer,Lars Ulrich

5.5 IMDB Rating 945 Views
The Imposter 2012

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton

Stars: Nicholas Barclay,Carey Gibson,Bryan Gibson,Beverly Dollarhide

7.5 IMDB Rating 2,458 Views
The Sapphires 2012

1968 was the year that changed the world. And for four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission this is the year that would change their lives forever. Around the globe, there was protest and revolution in the streets. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote. There were drugs and the shock of a brutal assassination. And there was Vietnam. The sisters, Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. Billed as Australia's answer to 'The Supremes', Dave secures the sisters their first true gig, and flies them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Based on a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a triumphant celebration of youthful emotion, family and music.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd,Deborah Mailman,Jessica Mauboy,Shari Sebbens,Miranda Tapsell,Tory Kittles,Eka Darville,Lynette Narkle,Kylie Belling,Gregory J. Fryer,Don Battee,T.J. Power,Tanika Lonesborough,Nioka Brennan,Tammy Anderson

6.8 IMDB Rating 999 Views
Holy Rollers 2010

Inspired by a true story of a young Hasidic man who was lured into the world of international drug trafficking in the late 90s.

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg,Justin Bartha,Ari Graynor,Danny A. Abeckaser,Mark Ivanir,Elizabeth Marvel,Jason Fuchs,Q-Tip,Hallie Kate Eisenberg,Bern Cohen,Stella Keitel,David Vadim,Charlie Hewson,Penny Bittone,Ori Pfeffer

5.8 IMDB Rating 1,132 Views
Klitschko 2011

A documentary encompassing the lives of world heavyweight boxing champions, Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko. The first time in history two brothers have shared all the heavyweight world titles, this film explores their humble beginnings in the Ukraine to their rise to stardom and domination of heavyweight prize fighting.

Stars: Lamon Brewster,Chris Byrd,Bernd Bönte,Pearlman Hicks,Don King,Nadeshda Uljanowna Klitschko,Natalia Klitschko,Vitali Klitschko,Wladimir Klitschko,Klaus-Peter Kohl,Lennox Lewis,Henry Maske,Larry Merchant,Falk Nebiger,Hayden Panettiere

1,301 Views
Game Change 2012

Summer, 2008: John McCain secures the nomination, but polls behind Barack Obama. Strategist Steve Schmidt suggests a game changer: picking a conservative female with media savvy, unknown Alaska governor Sarah Palin, as vice president. She's an immediate hit and a quick study - the gap closes. Then, Tina Fey's impersonation, a raft of criticism, and missing her family send Palin into a near-catatonic state: she doesn't prepare for her Katie Couric interview and bombs. Schmidt searches for an answer: don't expect her to learn the issues, but give her a script. Palin does well in the debate with Biden; she finds her voice, goes off script, and goes rogue. A mistake?

Stars: Julianne Moore,Woody Harrelson,Ed Harris,Peter MacNicol,Jamey Sheridan,Sarah Paulson,Ron Livingston,David Barry Gray,Larry Sullivan,Mikal Evans,Colby French,Bruce Altman,Spencer Garrett,Brian Howe,John Rothman

7.4 IMDB Rating 1,656 Views
Hitchcock 2012

In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers amid disquieting insinuations about it being time to retire. To recapture his youth's artistic daring, Alfred decides his next film will adapt the lurid horror novel, Psycho (1960), over everyone's misgivings. Unfortunately, as Alfred self-finances and labors on this film, Alma finally loses patience with his roving eye and controlling habits with his actresses. When an ambitious friend lures her to collaborate on a work of their own, the resulting marital tension colors Alfred's work even as the novel's inspiration haunts his dreams.

Director: Sacha Gervasi

Stars: Anthony Hopkins,Helen Mirren,Scarlett Johansson,Danny Huston

6.8 IMDB Rating 1,263 Views
J. Edgar 2011

Biopic of J. Edgar Hoover told by Hoover as he recalls his career for a biography. Early in his career, Hoover fixated on Communists, anarchists and any other revolutionary taking action against the U.S. government. He slowly builds the agency's reputation, becoming the sole arbiter of who gets hired and fired. One of his hires is Clyde Tolson who is quickly promoted to Assistant Director and would be Hoover's confidant and companion for the rest of Hoover's life. Hoover's memories have him playing a greater role in the many high profile cases the FBI was involved in - the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the arrest of bank robbers like John Dillinger - and also show him to be quite adept at manipulating the various politicians he's worked with over his career, thanks in large part to his secret files.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio,Josh Hamilton,Geoff Pierson,Cheryl Lawson

6.6 IMDB Rating 1,691 Views
Searching for Sugar Man 2012

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero's fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.

Stars: Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman,Dennis Coffey,Mike Theodore,Dan DiMaggio,Jerome Ferretti,Steve Rowland,Willem Möller,Craig Bartholomew Strydom,Ilse Assmann,Steve M. Harris,Robbie Mann,Clarence Avant,Eva Rodriguez,Rodriguez,Regan Rodriguez

8.1 IMDB Rating 2,704 Views
The Lady 2011

THE LADY is an epic love story about how an extraordinary couple and family sacrifice their happiness at great human cost for a higher cause. This is the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a background of political turmoil which continues today. THE LADY also is the story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement.

Director: Luc Besson

Stars: Markus Waldow,Michelle Yeoh,David Thewlis,Jonathan Raggett

7.1 IMDB Rating 1,904 Views
Domino 2005

The daughter of an actor father and a social-climber mother, Domino Harvey, bored with her life, decides to join the team of Ed Moseby and becomes a bounty hunter. But she gets in trouble when the Mafia's money is stolen from an armored truck, while Moseby and his crew are participating in a reality show produced by Mark Heiss. The situation gets out of control when the sons of a rival mobster are kidnapped while the FBI is monitoring two gangs of mobsters.

Director: Tony Scott

Stars: Keira Knightley,Mickey Rourke,Edgar Ramírez,Delroy Lindo

6.0 IMDB Rating 1,705 Views
Goyas Ghosts 2006

The painter Goya becomes involved with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse, Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Her father, Thomas, comes to him hoping that his connection with Brother Lorenzo, whom he is painting, can secure the release of his daughter.

Stars: Javier Bardem,Natalie Portman,Stellan Skarsgård,Randy Quaid,José Luis Gómez,Michael Lonsdale,Blanca Portillo,Mabel Rivera,Unax Ugalde,Fernando Tielve,David Calder,Frank Baker,Ramón Langa,Manuel de Blas,Andrés Lima

6.9 IMDB Rating 2,132 Views
Soul Surfer 2011

13 year-old Bethany Hamilton is a champion surfer who was born to be in the water. But after a fun night out night surfing and what should be a fun day in the water, she is attacked by a shark and loses her arm. Rushed to the hospital, she remains calm, and maintains her faith in God. Now she has to re-learn how to do everything with only one arm - including how to surf. It will take her friends, family, and her Christian faith to get her back into the water, but if that is where she is meant to be, she will find a way to get there.

Director: Sean McNamara

Stars: AnnaSophia Robb,Helen Hunt,Dennis Quaid,Carrie Underwood

7.1 IMDB Rating 5,688 Views
Nokas 2010

The movie portrays Norway's most spectacular robbery, where 11 men occupied central Stavanger for twenty minutes and escaped with 57 million kroner (appx $10 million). A police officer was shot and killed.

Stars: Marit Synnøve Berg,Frode Winther Gunnes,Morten Larsen,Tov Sletta,Hege Kristin Kjærvoll Sunde,Thomas Berhane,André Eriksen,Morten Håland,Geir Høiseth,Jeton Jajovski,Pål Christian Madsen Kvam,Lirik Sahiti

6.4 IMDB Rating 2,960 Views
Too Big to Fail 2011

A close look behind the scenes, between late March and mid-October, 2008: we follow Richard Fuld's benighted attempt to save Lehman Brothers; conversations among Hank Paulson (the Secretary of the Treasury), Ben Bernanke (chair of the Federal Reserve), and Tim Geithner (president of the New York Fed) as they seek a private solution for Lehman's; and, back-channel negotiations among Paulson, Warren Buffet, investment bankers, a British regulator, and members of Congress as almost all work to save the U.S. economy. By the end, with the no-strings bailout arranged, modest confidence restored on Wall Street, and a meltdown averted, Paulson wonders if banks will lend.

Director: Curtis Hanson

Stars: James Woods,John Heard,William Hurt,Erin Dilly

7.4 IMDB Rating 2,334 Views
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne 2011

Ozzy Osbourne's four decade track record as a culturally relevant artist is unprecedented, but his personal struggles have been shrouded in secrecy, until now. Featuring never before seen footage uncovered from the archives and interviews with Paul McCartney, Tommy Lee and others, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne is the first documentary to take viewers inside the complex mind of rock's great icon. Emerging from a working class family in war torn England, Osbourne and his neighborhood friends formed Black Sabbath and invented heavy metal. Plagued by self doubt, Osbourne the solo superstar went on a binge that lasted 40 years. God Bless Ozzy Osbourne will relive the highs of his triumphs as well as his journey to sobriety, which Ozzy regards as his greatest accomplishment.

Stars: Blasko,Brandon Boyd,Mike Brodin,Geezer Butler,John Frusciante,Gillian Hemming,Jessica Hobbs,Iris James,Tommy Lee,Paul McCartney,Billy Morrison,Colin Newman,Aimee Osbourne,Kelly Osbourne,Louis Osbourne

7.4 IMDB Rating 2,533 Views
The Social Network 2010

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Director: David Fincher

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg,Rooney Mara,Bryan Barter,Dustin Fitzsimons

7.7 IMDB Rating 3,909 Views