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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 96 Views
Barry Lyndon 1975

Barry Lyndon is the title of the movie, Which was released in the year 1975 and it is in Adventure, Drama, History genre categories. Barry Lyndon was directed by and starts are Hardy Krüger, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Ryan O'Neal. Enjoy Barry Lyndon and many others on fmovies. HD Link provided by fmovies for our users.

Stars: Ryan O'Neal,Marisa Berenson,Patrick Magee,Hardy Krüger

8.1 IMDB Rating 2,186 Views
There Will Be Blood 2007

The intersecting life stories of Daniel Plainview and Eli Sunday in early twentieth century California presents miner-turned-oilman Daniel Plainview, a driven man who will do whatever it takes to achieve his goals. He works hard but also takes advantage of those around him at their expense if need be. His business partner/son (H.W.) is, in reality, an "acquired" child whose true biological single-parent father (working on one of Daniel's rigs) died in a workplace accident. Daniel is deeply protective of H.W. if only for what H.W. brings to the partnership. Eli Sunday is one in a pair of twins whose family farm Daniel purchases for the major oil deposit located on it. Eli, a local preacher and a self-proclaimed faith healer, wants the money from the sale of the property to finance his own church. The lives of the two competitive men often clash as Daniel pumps oil off the property and tries to acquire all the surrounding land at bargain prices to be able to build a pipeline to the coast, and as Eli tries to build his own religious empire.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis,Martin Stringer,Matthew Braden Stringer,Jacob Stringer

8.1 IMDB Rating 3,162 Views
Band of Brothers 2001

The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

9.4 IMDB Rating 158 Views
Thirteen Days 2000

In October, 1962, U-2 surveillance photos reveal that the Soviet Union is in the process of placing nuclear weapons in Cuba. These weapons have the capability of wiping out most of the Eastern and Southern United States in minutes if they become operational. President John F. Kennedy and his advisors must come up with a plan of action against the Soviets. Kennedy is determined to show that he is strong enough to stand up to the threat, and the Pentagon advises U.S. military strikes against Cuba--which could lead the way to another U.S. invasion of the island. However, Kennedy is reluctant to follow through, because a U.S. invasion could cause the Soviets to retaliate in Europe. A nuclear showdown appears to be almost inevitable. Can it be prevented?

Director: Roger Donaldson

Stars: Shawn Driscoll,Kevin Costner,Drake Cook,Lucinda Jenney

7.3 IMDB Rating 1,924 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 2,300 Views
Shakespeare in Love 1998

Will Shakespeare is a known but struggling poet, playwright and actor who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslow and Richard Burbidge but now faces a far more difficult problem: he is bereft of ideas and has yet to begin writing. He is in search of his muse, the woman who will inspire him but all attempts fail him until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps. She loves the theatre and would like nothing more than to take to the stage but is forbidden from doing so as only men can be actors. She is also a great admirer of Shakespeare's works. Dressing as a man and going by the name of Thomas Kent, she auditions and is ideal for a part in his next play. Shakespeare soon sees through her disguise and they begin a love affair, one they know cannot end happily for them as he is already married and she has been promised to the dour Lord Wessex. As the company rehearses his new play, Will and Viola's love is transferred to the written page leading to the masterpiece that is Romeo and Juliet.

Director: John Madden

Stars: Geoffrey Rush,Tom Wilkinson,Steven O'Donnell,Tim McMullan

7.2 IMDB Rating 2,251 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 2,349 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 3,283 Views
Letters from Iwo Jima 2006

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination.

Stars: Ken Watanabe,Kazunari Ninomiya,Tsuyoshi Ihara,Ryo Kase,Shidô Nakamura,Hiroshi Watanabe,Takumi Bando,Yuki Matsuzaki,Takashi Yamaguchi,Eijiro Ozaki,Nae,Nobumasa Sakagami,Lucas Elliot Eberl,Sonny Saito,Steve Santa Sekiyoshi

7.9 IMDB Rating 2,212 Views
Once Upon a Time in China and America 1997

The story is set in both Hong Kong and the U.S. So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred towards the Chinese immigrants is high. As a result, So gets into trouble with the Americans and the mob, and calls Master Wong for help.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Stars: Jet Li,Rosamund Kwan,Xin Xin Xiong,Kwok-Pong Chan

6.4 IMDB Rating 2,759 Views
Deutschland 86 (2018)

Abandoned by Moscow and desperate for cash, the East German leadership pushes their secret operatives to experiment with global capitalism and save their sinking socialist ship. Long banished to Africa for his sins in 1983, Martin Rauch is now sent back into the field.

Director: Anna LeVine, Jörg Winger

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Florence Kasumba

7.6 IMDB Rating 704 Views
Deutschland 83 (2015)

Martin Rauch is recruited by the HVA to infiltrate the West Germany army. As a rookie spy, his decisions constantly put his cover at risk and force his agency to take extreme measures.

Director: Anna LeVine, Jörg Winger

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen

8,1 IMDB Rating 614 Views
World Trade Center 2006

On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.

Director: Oliver Stone

Stars: Nicolas Cage,Maria Bello,Connor Paolo,Anthony Piccininni

6.0 IMDB Rating 4,351 Views
A Bridge Too Far 1977

The true story of Operation Market Garden, the Allies attempt, in September 1944, to hasten the end of WW2 by driving through Belgium and Holland into Germany. The idea was for US airborne divisions to take the towns of Eindhoven and Nijmegen and a British airborne division, reinforced by a Polish airborne brigade, to take the town of Arnhem. They would be reinforced, in due course and in turn, by the British XXX Corps, land-based and driving up from the British lines in the south. The key to the operation was the bridges, as if the Germans held or blew them, the paratroopers could not be relieved. Faulty intelligence, Allied high command hubris and stubborn German resistance would ensure that Arnhem was a bridge too far.

Director: Richard Attenborough

Stars: Siem Vroom,Marlies van Alcmaer,Erik van 't Wout,Wolfgang Preiss,Hans von Borsody,Josephine Peeper,Dirk Bogarde,Paul Maxwell,Sean Connery,Ryan O'Neal,Gene Hackman,Walter Kohut,Peter Faber,Hartmut Becker,Frank Grimes

7.3 IMDB Rating 2,754 Views
Honeydripper 2007

1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner, piano player Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis. Deep in debt to the liquor man, the chicken man, and the landlord, Tyrone is desperate to lure the young cotton pickers and local Army base recruits into his juke joint, away from Touissant's, the rival joint across the way. His plan to hire a guitar legend go awry and Tyrone is forced to take drastic action in a final scheme to save the club.

Director: John Sayles

Stars: Danny Glover, LisaGay Hamilton, Yaya DaCosta

6,6 IMDB Rating 711 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 4,229 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 2,892 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 1,343 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 1,242 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 1,508 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 1,461 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 1,835 Views
The King’s Speech 2010

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Director: Tom Hooper

Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter

8,0 IMDB Rating 1,565 Views
The Libertine 2004

The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.

Director: Laurence Dunmore

Stars: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich

6,4 IMDB Rating 1,392 Views
Russian Ark 2002

An unseen man regains consciousness, not knowing who or where he is. No one seems to be able to see him, except the mysterious man dressed in black. He eventually learns through their discussions that this man is a 19th century French aristocrat, who he coins the "European". This turn of events is unusual as the unseen man has a knowledge of the present day. The two quickly learn that they are in the Winter Palace of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the European who has a comprehensive knowledge of Russian history to his time. As the two travel through the palace and its grounds, they interact with people from various eras of Russian history, either through events that have happened at the palace or through the viewing of artifacts housed in the museum. Ultimately, the unseen man's desired journey is to move forward, with or without his European companion.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov

Stars: Sergey Dreyden,Mariya Kuznetsova,Leonid Mozgovoy,Mikhail Piotrovsky

7.4 IMDB Rating 4,029 Views
Empire of the Sun 1987

Based on J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

7.8 IMDB Rating 3,291 Views
Gone with the Wind 1939

Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning, the Union Army carrying off everything from her beloved Tara, the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war. Scarlett is beautiful. She has vitality. But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long, is going to marry his placid cousin, Melanie. Mammy warns Scarlett to behave herself at the party at Twelve Oaks. There is a new man there that day, the day the Civil War begins. Rhett Butler. Scarlett does not know he is in the room when she pleads with Ashley to choose her instead of Melanie.

Director: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood

Stars: Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Vivien Leigh, Evelyn Keyes

8.2 IMDB Rating 3,066 Views
Flammen & Citronen 2008

Flammen & Citronen is the title of the movie, Which was released in the year 2008 and it is in Action, Drama, Filmer, History genre categories. Flammen & Citronen was directed by Ole Christian Madsen and starts are Mads Mikkelsen, Peter Mygind, Stine Stengade, Thure Lindhardt. Enjoy Flammen & Citronen and many others on fmovies. HD Link provided by fmovies for our users.

Director: Ole Christian Madsen

Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade, Peter Mygind

7.3 IMDB Rating 2,202 Views
Flags of Our Fathers 2006

In 1945, the Marines attack twelve thousand Japaneses protecting the twenty square kilometers of the sacred Iwo Jima island in a very violent battle. When they reach the Mount Suribachi and six Marines raise their flag on the top, the picture becomes a symbol in a post Great Depression America. The government brings the three survivors to America to raise funds for war, bringing hope to desolate people, and making the three men heroes of the war. However, the traumatized trio has difficulty dealing with the image built by their superiors, sharing the heroism with their mates.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach, John Benjamin Hickey

7.1 IMDB Rating 2,978 Views
We Were Soldiers 2002

A telling of the 1st Battalion, 7 Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division's battle against overwhelming odds in the La Drang valley of Vietnam in 1965. Seen through the eyes of the battalion's commander, Lt. Col. Hal Moore (played by Mel Gibson), we see him take command of the battalion and its preparations to go into Vietnam. We also see how the French had, years earlier, been defeated in the same area. The battle was to be the first major engagement between US and NVA forces in Vietnam and showed the use of helicopters as mobility providers and assault support aircraft.

Director: Randall Wallace

Stars: Mel Gibson,Madeleine Stowe,Greg Kinnear,Sam Elliott

7.2 IMDB Rating 4,081 Views
Pearl Harbor 2001

Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor."

Director: Michael Bay

Stars: Ben Affleck,Josh Hartnett,Kate Beckinsale,William Lee Scott

6.1 IMDB Rating 7,573 Views
The Last Samurai 2003

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Director: Edward Zwick

Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly

7,7 IMDB Rating 4,413 Views
Black Hawk Down 2001

Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993. On this date nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. This led to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Army Ranges, US Special Forces, and hundreds of Somali gunmen; resulting in the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters. The film focuses on the heroic efforts of various Rangers to get to the downed black hawks, centering on SSG Eversmann, leading the Ranger unit Chalk Four to the first black hawk crash site, Chief Warrant Officer Durant who was captured after being the only survivor of the second black hawk crash, as well as many others who were involved.

Stars: Josh Hartnett,Ewan McGregor,Tom Sizemore,Eric Bana,William Fichtner,Ewen Bremner,Sam Shepard,Gabriel Casseus,Kim Coates,Hugh Dancy,Ron Eldard,Ioan Gruffudd,Tom Guiry,Charlie Hofheimer,Danny Hoch

7.7 IMDB Rating 5,264 Views
21 2008

"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

Director: Robert Luketic

Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey

6.8 IMDB Rating 1,953 Views
The Aviator 2004

Biopic of billionaire Howard Hughes, starting with his early filmmaking years as owner of RKO studios but mostly focusing on his role in designing and promoting new aircraft. Hughes was a risk-taker spending several fortunes on designing experimental aircraft and eventually founding TWA as a rival to Pan AM airlines owned by his great rival Juan Trippe. When Trippe's politico Senator Ralph Owen Brewster accuses Hughes of being a war profiteer, it's Hughes who gains the upper hand. Hughes also had many women in his life including a long relationship with actress Katharine Hepburn. From an early age however, Hughes was also germophobic and would have severe bouts of mental illness.

Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio,Cate Blanchett,Kate Beckinsale,John C. Reilly

7.5 IMDB Rating 3,099 Views
Amistad 1997

Amistad is the name of a slave ship traveling from Cuba to the U.S. in 1839. It is carrying a cargo of Africans who have been sold into slavery in Cuba, taken on board, and chained in the cargo hold of the ship. As the ship is crossing from Cuba to the U.S., Cinque, who was a tribal leader in Africa, leads a mutiny and takes over the ship. They continue to sail, hoping to find help when they land. Instead, when they reach the United States, they are imprisoned as runaway slaves. They don't speak a word of English, and it seems like they are doomed to die for killing their captors when an abolitionist lawyer decides to take their case, arguing that they were free citizens of another country and not slaves at all. The case finally gets to the Supreme Court, where John Quincy Adams makes an impassioned and eloquent plea for their release.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars: Morgan Freeman,Nigel Hawthorne,Anthony Hopkins,Djimon Hounsou

7.2 IMDB Rating 2,842 Views
Defiance 2008

On the run and hiding in the deep forests of the then German-occupied Poland and Belorussia (World War II), the four Bielski brothers find the impossible task of foraging for food and weapons for their survival. They live, not only with the fear of discovery, contending with neighboring Soviet partisans and knowing whom to trust but also take the responsibility of looking after a large mass of fleeing Polish Jews from the German war machine. Women, men, children, the elderly and the young alike are all hiding in makeshift homes in the dark, cold and unforgiving forests in the darkest times of German-occupied Eastern Europe.

Director: Edward Zwick

Stars: Daniel Craig,Liev Schreiber,Jamie Bell,Alexa Davalos

7.2 IMDB Rating 3,353 Views
Zodiac 2007

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people.

Director: David Fincher

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal,Mark Ruffalo,Anthony Edwards,Robert Downey Jr.

7.7 IMDB Rating 6,459 Views
Enemy at the Gates 2001

Enemy at the Gates is the title of the movie, Which was released in the year 2001 and it is in Drama, Filmer, History, Wars genre categories. Enemy at the Gates was directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and starts are Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz. Enjoy Enemy at the Gates and many others on fmovies. HD Link provided by fmovies for our users.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Stars: Jude Law,Ed Harris,Rachel Weisz,Joseph Fiennes

7.6 IMDB Rating 4,168 Views