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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 2,913 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 1,366 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 1,468 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 951 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 4,951 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 1,863 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 1,651 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 1,667 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 2,562 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 3,664 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 2,839 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 874 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 1,700 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 1,413 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 1,253 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 1,895 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 1,295 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 1,201 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 1,007 Views
El Ángel 2018

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

Director: Luis Ortega

Stars: Lorenzo Ferro, Cecilia Roth, Luis Gnecco

7,1 IMDB Rating 1,334 Views
Pasolini 2014

A kaleidoscopic look at the last day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975.

Director: Abel Ferrara

Stars: Willem Dafoe,Maria de Medeiros,Riccardo Scamarcio,Giada Colagrande

5.8 IMDB Rating 1,703 Views
Confirmation 2016

Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States Supreme Court is called into question when Anita Hill, a former colleague, testifies that he sexually harassed her.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa

Stars: Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear

6,8 IMDB Rating 1,338 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 1,460 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 1,416 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 3,554 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 1,206 Views
Fighting with My Family 2019

A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.

Director: Stephen Merchant

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Thomas Whilley, Tori Ellen Ross, Nick Frost

7.5 IMDB Rating 5,984 Views
The Best of Enemies 2019

Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.

Director: Robin Bissell

Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay

6,7 IMDB Rating 3,246 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 1,798 Views
Invincible 2006

In the sumer of 1976, 30-year old Vince Papale is having a tough run of luck. He's been working as a substitute teacher for two days a week but has just found out that his job has been eliminated because of budget cuts. His wife gives up on him saying he'll never amount to anything and asks for a divorce. He works as a bartender and plays football with his friends. When the the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Dick Vermeil, announces that he will hold open tryouts for the team, Vince reluctantly decides to give a try. Based on a true story.

Director: Ericson Core

Stars: Mark Wahlberg,Greg Kinnear,Elizabeth Banks,Kevin Conway

7.1 IMDB Rating 3,828 Views
Devil’s Knot 2013

Based on the actual events of the West Memphis Three, where three young boys were savagely murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993. Spurred on by the demand from a grieving town, the local police act quickly to bring three "devil-worshipping" teenagers to trial. With their lives hanging in the balance, investigator Ron Lax is trying to find the truth between the town's need for justice and the guilt of the accused.

Director: Atom Egoyan

Stars: Reese Witherspoon,Colin Firth,Alessandro Nivola,James Hamrick

6.0 IMDB Rating 2,544 Views
Ip Man 3 2015

The year is 1959, where Ip Man lives in Hong Kong with his wife and his younger son. Trouble arises when a corrupt property developer and his thugs terrorize the school where Ip Man's son goes to. Ip Man and his disciples have to help the police guard the school day and night. On the other hand, Ip Man has to deal with his wife's terminal sickness, and at the same time faces a challenge from another Wing Chun fighter who ambitiously seeks to claim the Wing Chun Grandmaster title.

Director: Wilson Yip

Stars: Donnie Yen,Lynn Hung,Jin Zhang,Mike Tyson

7.1 IMDB Rating 3,453 Views
Ip Man 2 2010

Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. A sequel to the 2008 film Ip Man, the film was directed by Wilson Yip, and stars Donnie Yen, who reprises the leading role. Continuing after the events of the earlier film, the sequel centers on Ip's movements in Hong Kong, which is under British colonial rule. He attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun, but faces rivalry from other practitioners, including the local master of Hung Ga martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip

Stars: Donnie Yen,Xiaoming Huang,Sammo Kam-Bo Hung,Lynn Hung

7.6 IMDB Rating 3,290 Views
Ip Man 2008

In 1935 in Foshan, south China, there are martial arts schools on every street corner. Ip Man is the undisputed martial arts champion, yet he has not devoted himself to teaching. Despite this, it seems that all the kung fu masters of the city are eager to fight him to improve their reputation.

Director: Wilson Yip

Stars: Donnie Yen,Simon Yam,Lynn Hung,Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

8.1 IMDB Rating 3,985 Views
Loro 2018

During a tumultuous period in the career of Silvio Berlusconi, as his marriage to second wife Veronica Lario fractures, LORO speculates on what may or may not have taken place behind closed doors, depicting a wide variety of characters from multiple levels of society and their attempts to either ingratiate or distance themselves from him.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Stars: Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio

6,7 IMDB Rating 2,101 Views
Framing John DeLorean 2019

Who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man.

Director: Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce

Stars: Alec Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles

6,8 IMDB Rating 2,288 Views
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007

Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

Director: Andrew Dominik

Stars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard

7,5 IMDB Rating 1,904 Views
Breakthrough 2019

Director: Roxann Dawson

Stars: Topher Grace, Josh Lucas, Mike Colter

5,7 IMDB Rating 3,159 Views
Race 2016

In the 1930s, Jesse Owens is a young man who is the first in his family to go to college. Going to Ohio State to train under its track and field coach, Larry Snyder, the young African American athlete quickly impresses with his tremendous potential that suggests Olympic material. However, as Owens struggles both with the obligations of his life and the virulent racism against him, the question of whether America would compete at all at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany is being debated vigorously. When the American envoy finds a compromise persuasive with the Third Reich to avert a boycott, Owens has his own moral struggle about going. Upon resolving that issue, Owens and his coach travel to Berlin to participate in a competition that would mark Owens as the greatest of America's Olympians even as the German film director, Leni Riefenstahl, locks horns with her country's Propaganda Minister, Josef Goebbels, to film the politically embarrassing fact for posterity.

Director: Stephen Hopkins

Stars: Stephan James,Jason Sudeikis,Eli Goree,Shanice Banton

7.1 IMDB Rating 3,711 Views
Mapplethorpe 2018

A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.

Director: Ondi Timoner

Stars: Matt Smith, Marianne Rendón, Carolyn McCormick

5,9 IMDB Rating 2,189 Views