Film Categories

Drama

A Separation

A Separation

Set in contemporary Iran, a middle-class, hardworking family is about to disintegrate. Simin tells her husband Nader she wants to go to a country with more opportunities and freedom…

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A Special Day

A Special Day

On May 6, 1938, Hitler visits Mussolini in Rome. The event is huge as the Italians overwhelmingly cheer their two “heroes.” While Antonietta, a naive and overworked…

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The African Queen

The African Queen

Samuel Sayer and his sister Rose are British Methodist missionaries in the village of Kungdu in German-controlled East Africa…

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All Is Well

All Is Well

Janne is an unemployed thirty-something publishing professional who encounters an old friend, Robert. He offers her a job…

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Ash Is Purest White

Ash Is Purest White

Qiao is Bin’s girlfriend. Bin is the local gangster involved in borderline crime while running a mahjong parlor…

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Bad Education

Bad Education

Dr. Frank Tassone is the superintendent of the Roslyn School District in Long Island, New York. He’s revered by everyone…

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Barbara

Barbara

Dr. Barbara Wolff is a physician in East Germany in 1980. Because she filed a request for a visa to leave East Germany, the government forcefully moves her from her prestigious hospital in Berlin to a pediatric clinic in a remote province of the country. That isn’t enough.

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The Bicycle Thief

The Bicycle Thief

In war-torn Rome, jobs are very scarce. Antonio is lucky. He is offered a job posting advertising bills. However, the job requires the use of a bicycle, which…

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Boys Don’t Cry

Boys Don’t Cry

Teena Renae Brandon is a woman who needs to be a man. She cuts her hair short, wears masculine clothes, and stuffs a stocking…

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Breathless

Breathless

Michel is a misfit who decides to steal a car so he can go to Italy. He is also out of control when he shoots a pursuing policeman…

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The Cakemaker

The Cakemaker

Thomas is an amazing gay German baker in Berlin. Oren, a businessman from Jerusalem, stops by every time he’s in Berlin to enjoy one of Thomas’s pastries. They become intimate….

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

This biographical film, written by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, is about writer Lee Israel. Once successful, she now hasn’t been able to keep up with the times. One by one her books are rejected by publishers…

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Capernaum

Capernaum

Capernaum, which stands for “chaos,” is about a whip-smart 12-year old boy named Zain, who sues his parents for bringing him into a world filled with slums and poverty.

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Carol

Carol

While working behind the counter in a fashionable Manhattan department store during the Christmas season, aspiring photographer Therese Belivet meets an upper-society customer, Carol Aird…

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The Chambermaid

The Chambermaid

Eve is a thirtysomething woman toiling as a chambermaid in a posh hotel in Mexico City. She covers an entire floor of rooms. The film follows her dreary routine of cleaning each room, tidying up the mess, changing the sheets and towels…

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City Lights

City Lights

The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin), while clowning around the city, encounters a beautiful Flower Girl on the street corner…

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Cold War

Cold War

In the ruins of post-war Poland, Wiktor and Zula fall deeply in love. Wiktor is a musical director and Zula a singer with a promising future. They both end up in a folk dance ensemble group where their kind of music is severely criticized…

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The Conformist

The Conformist

Considered by many a Bernardo Bertolucci masterpiece. Working for Mussolini in Rome in 1938, Marcello departs on his honeymoon to Paris. His boss gives him an assignment: while in Paris he is to kill…

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The Conversation

The Conversation

Harry Caul, the owner of a surveillance company, and his assistant Stan, are hired by a person referred to as The Director, to bug the conversation of a couple, Ann and Mark, as they walk around Union Square in San Francisco…

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Dark Waters

Dark Waters

Robert Bilott is a promising lawyer in a prestigious Cincinnati law firm with a roster of major corporate clients including DuPont. One day, Wilbur Tennant…

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Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust

The film is set in 1902 and focuses on the members of the Peazant family. They live on St. Simons Island located off the Georgia-South Carolina coast. They are descendants of African-American slaves. Being relatively isolated…

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Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

This superb video rendition is noteworthy in that it reunites the original leads, Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock…

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Diane

Diane

Diane is generous and thoughtful of others: she regularly visits her terminally ill cousin, Dottie, in the hospital, works in a soup kitchen feeding and nurturing the poor…

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Downton Abbey: The Movie

Downton Abbey: The Movie

The story takes place in 1927. Robert Crawley receives a letter from King George and Queen Mary that as part of their royal tour of the country, the King and Queen would like to stay over at Downton Abbey…

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The Farewell

The Farewell

Chinese-born, New York-raised writer Billi Wang, maintains contact with her grandmother, Nai Nai, who lives in Changchun, China. Her parents, Haiyan and Lu Jian, inform Billi that Nai Nai has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has only a few months to live…

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Fences

Fences

Troy Maxson and his long-time pal Jim Bono work as garbage collectors in 1950s Pittsburgh. Troy has had a tough life. He left home when he was 14 after beating his abusive father…

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First Reformed

First Reformed

Reverend Ernst Toller agonizes over his failure to invigorate the rural First Reformed Church. He seeks solace in alcohol, reading Roman Catholic essays, and keeping a detailed journal of his thoughts…

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The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

Antoine Doinel is a troubled youngster growing up in Paris with a mother and stepfather who do not understand him. He skips school, steals, and…

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Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari

Lee Iacocca, VP of Ford, convinces Henry Ford II to purchase the cash-starved Ferrari car company…

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Girlfriends

Girlfriends

Susan Weinblatt is a photographer who supports herself taking photos at bar mitzvahs and weddings. She’s ecstatic when a magazine buys three of her photos. Her happiness, however, is jolted when her roommate…

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Gods and Monsters

Gods and Monsters

This story, about director James Whale, takes place in the 1950s, decades after Whale’s significant hits, Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein had opened in theaters. But Whale is now forgotten and recovering from a series of strokes

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Good Night and Good Luck

Good Night and Good Luck

In the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy was on a rampage stating that the government was infiltrated by Communists and Communists sympathizers. Bullied and fearful, most Washington politicians…

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Happy as Lazzaro

Happy as Lazzaro

Alfosino de Luna is the ruthless owner of a tobacco farm in the Italian town of Inviolata. She has 54 sharecroppers who are constantly in debt to her, so they receive no pay…

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Katherine Goble, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan are brilliant mathematicians recruited to work at NASA in the United States Space Program…

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High Flying Bird

High Flying Bird

High Flying Bird is a sports drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Sports agent Ray Burke represents the #1 draft pick, Erick Scott, a basketball player ready to become a pro with a huge contract. However, the league is in a lockout due to a dispute between the players’ association and the owners. Ray needs to get Erick signed or he risks losing his job at the agency. The film uncovers the disconnect between the players who make up the team and the owners who shell out the money…

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Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour is basically a series of conversations between a French actress (Elle) and a Japanese architect (Lui). From graphic newsreels, viewers…

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Ikiru

Ikiru

Kanji Watanabe is a middle-aged civil servant who worked in a dead-end boring job for over 30 years. His wife died and Watanabe now…

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The Innocents

The Innocents

The story takes place in Warsaw, 1945, shortly after the end of World War II. In one of the clinics, Mathilde, a Red Cross doctor, is treating wounded and sick survivors. She is interrupted by a hysterical Benedictine nun

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The Insult

The Insult

Tony Hanna, a Lebanese Christian, discovers contractors fixing a gutter running from his balcony to the street. When Tony becomes aware that the worker, Yasser Abdallah Salameh, is a Palestinian refugee…

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The Irishman

The Irishman

The man narrating the life and times of the Mafia is Frank Sheeran, “The Irishman.” A retired gangster and now insignificant, Frank freely relates stories about Mob killings, graft, extortion, and influence peddling…

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Jean de Florette

Jean de Florette

Jean de Florette is the first of a two-part series adapted from a novel by Marcel Pagnol. The follow up film is Manon of the Springs…

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Judy

Judy

The film opens showing a young Judy being coerced by an ambitious, pill-pushing mother and the ruthless MGM chief, Louis B. Mayer. All of these pressures drive Judy into a deep depression resulting in drug addiction and alcoholism…

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Jules and Jim

Jules and Jim

Jules is a shy writer from Austria working on a novel; Jim is a fun-loving, partying Frenchman. And yet, these two opposite personalities become fast friends. They meet the free-spirited Catherine and the three hang out…

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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Phyllida Lloyd’s groundbreaking all-female version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar stars leading actress Harriet Walter as Brutus…

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Just Mercy

Just Mercy

This is the true story of Walter McMillan who in 1987 Alabama was falsely convicted of murder and was facing execution. Bryan Stevenson, a young defense attorney, originally from the Northeast, hears…

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Knives Out

Knives Out

Like all great murder-mystery films (and books), it’s important to share the outlines of the plot without revealing too many of the twists and turns…

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Last Year at Marienbad

Last Year at Marienbad

In the old-world chateau, Marienbad, filled with stuffy wealthy couples, a single man approaches a woman claiming they met before at Marienbad. In fact, he claims..

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Lili

Lili

A naive, young, French girl arrives in a provincial town hoping to find an old friend of her father…

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Loving

Loving

Richard Loving, a white construction worker, falls in love with Mildred Jeter, a black woman and family friend…

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Marriage Story

Marriage Story

Successful playwright/director Charlie and his actress wife Nicole decide to part ways. Her work is on the West Coast and he’s in charge of a theater group…

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The Mustang

The Mustang

Roman Coleman has been in prison for 12 years. He was convicted for attacking his partner and leaving him brain damaged. Roman also has a violent temper and a bad attitude. To rehabilitate him, he is assigned to a program run by Myles, a rancher, who trains wild mustangs…

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Not One Less

Not One Less

In rural China, the village’s only school teacher must take a month’s leave to care for his ill mother. Nobody in the village is available to…

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Old Yeller

Old Yeller

On a farm in 1860s Texas, Jim Coates leaves his wife Katie, and his sons Travis and Arliss, and heads to Kansas to buy cattle…

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

The time is early 1969. Rick Dalton, a star of Hollywood Westerns, fears his career is waning. His agent, Marvin Schwarzs urges Rick to go to Italy where he can find work making Spaghetti Westerns…

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Open City

Open City

The film takes place in Nazi-occupied Rome in 1944. The Nazis are searching for Giorgio Manfredi, a Resistance fighter. He is warned of the danger and he hides in the home of another Resistance fighter Francesco and his fiancee Pina…

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Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory

Spanish film director Salvador Mallo is having an emotional crisis. He has physical and mental ailments that block him from making movies. He reunites with the actor Alberto Crespo…

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Parasite

Parasite

Kim Ki-taek, his wife, Chung-sook, their son, Ki-woo, and their daughter, Ki-jeong, are an impoverished family living in a crowded semi-basement apartment in Korea. ..

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The Pawnbroker

The Pawnbroker

Sol Nazerman is a Holocaust survivor. His two children died in a cattle car on the way to Auschwitz. His wife was brutally raped before she succumbed. He is tortured that he…

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Zak, a 22-year old with Down syndrome, lives in an assisted living facility in North Carolina. Eleanor is his compassionate primary caregiver…

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The Phenix City Story

The Phenix City Story

The town of Phenix City, Alabama can do little to stop the criminal activities of Rhett Tanner. Crime and corruption are rife as the police do very little. After all, most of the police are on Tanner’s payroll..

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Pickpocket

Pickpocket

Michel’s first taste as a thief occurs at a racetrack. He steals money from a spectator but is caught. The police release him for lack of evidence…

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Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

Phiona is a 10-year-old living in Katwe, a slum in Kampala Uganda. Together with her mother, Nakku Harriet and her brother, they make ends meet by selling maize in the market. It looks like Phiona will…

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Real Women Have Curves

Real Women Have Curves

Ana Garcia is an 18-year old student in Beverly Hills. She is an exceptional student hoping to get a scholarship to Columbia University…

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The Report

The Report

It’s a true story about Daniel J.Jones, a staff member of the U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence. In 2009, Daniel’s boss, Senator Dianne Feinstein, asked him to head up a Senate investigative committee and produce a report about the CIA’s use of…

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Roma

Roma

A riveting account based on writer-director Alfonso Cuarón’s early, middle-class life in Mexico in the early 1970s. The title refers to Colonia Roma, a neighborhood in Mexico City…

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Shoeshine

Shoeshine

Giuseppe and Pasquale are two friends who make ends meet by shining shoes in the streets of
Rome. One day, Giuseppe’s older brother, Attilio, recruits the boys to sell black market blankets…

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Styx

Styx

Rike is a white female doctor working in the emergency section of a German hospital. The job is high stress as Rike is the first responder when injured…

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The Teacher

The Teacher

The story takes place in Communist Bratislava in 1983. Maria Drazdechova  is the new teacher at a suburban school. At first she seems like a good soul. But she then makes the students uneasy as she calls on each one and asks what their parents do for a living…

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Tel Aviv on Fire

Tel Aviv on Fire

Salam Abbas, a charismatic 30-year-old Palestinian living in East Jerusalem, is a trainee on the Palestinian TV soap opera, “Tel Aviv on Fire”…

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The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

The Pharaoh of Egypt has ordered the death of all newborn Hebrew males. Yochabel saves her infant son by setting him adrift in a basket on the Nile…

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Thunder Road

Thunder Road

The film opens with Jim Arnaud’s rambling 12-minute eulogy at his mother’s funeral. He tries playing his mother’s favorite song, Bruce Springsteen’s “Thunder Road,” on a boombox, but he can’t get it to work.

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Transit

Transit

The story starts in Paris when the city is undergoing a brutal occupation. Although it’s likely that this is a Nazi occupation, the film doesn’t define it as such. Georg is asked by his friend to deliver two letters to a writer…

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22 July

22 July

The film, directed and produced by Paul Greengrass, depicts the horrific massacre of 77 children while on a camping trip on Utoya, an island off Norway. Anders Behring Breivik, dressed in a police uniform, drives a van loaded with explosives…

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The Two Popes

The Two Popes

In 2012, Cardinal Bergoglio is frustrated with the direction of the church so he notifies Pope Benedict of his wish to retire. Pope Benedict summons the Cardinal, his harshest critic (and his eventual successor), to come to Rome to discuss this decision…

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Two Women

Two Women

In war-torn Rome, 1943, Cesira, a widowed shopkeeper and her daughter Rosetta, flee Rome after an Allied bombing. They head for Cesira’s birthplace…

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Vincere

Vincere

It’s 1907 in Rome and Ida Dalser is captivated by a dynamic young socialist named Benito Mussolini. They fall in love and begin a torrid love affair…

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Water

Water

In 1930s India, eight-year-old Chuyia becomes a widow before she knows what it is to be a child, let alone a wife. In those days, India regarded…

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Working Woman

Working Woman

Orna is a married mother of three. Her husband, Ofer, opened a restaurant but it’s struggling. To help support the family, Orna lands a job working for Benny, an Israeli real estate developer…

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Series

A French Village

A French Village

In June 1940, German military forces occupied the fictional French village of Villeneuve. They quickly took control of all aspects of the village’s life and businesses. All political dissent and resistance were brutally suppressed…

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A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

This series is set in New South Wales, Australia, shortly after the end of World War II. After 20 years living in Europe, and surviving the war, Sarah Adams, is returning to her home in Inverness, Australia…

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A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal

Jeremy Thorpe, a Liberal member of the British Parliament, had for several years, a relationship with a younger man, Norman Josiffe, a former stable boy. Josiffe, however, was unstable and difficult, so Thorpe decided to end the affair…

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Alias Grace

Alias Grace

Set in 19th century Canada, “Alias Grace” is about convicted murderess Grace Marks. Grace left Ireland as a child on a filthy, unhealthy ship…

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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

For 19 seasons, travel writer/personality Anthony Bourdain travelled around the world visiting places as exotic as the Congo, Saigon, Cuba and as contemporary as New York and Las Vegas…

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Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

Adapted from Stephen Anbrose’s bestseller, the series follows the men of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, from their training in Georgia during the spring of 1942, to the D-Day invasion, the horrendous Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of the concentration camps, and the final victory in 1945…

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Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

The series covers the violent, crime-filled years of the Prohibition era in the U.S., between 1920 and 1931. Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, a powerful political figure in Atlantic City…

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Bodyguard

Bodyguard

Police Sergeant David Budd, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, suffers from PTSD. One day while on a train bringing his kids home to his estranged wife, he confronts a female suicide bomber…

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Central Park

Central Park

CENTRAL PARK is an animated musical comedy about the quirky Tillerman family who lives in a rundown castle in New York’s most famous park. Owen, the father, manages the park…

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Chernobyl

Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986, a safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Facility indicated  something was very wrong. Valery Legasov, an important Soviet nuclear physicist…

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The Crown

The Crown

“The Crown” is an epic historical drama that will eventually run for ten seasons. The first three seasons can now be streamed…

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Defending Jacob

Defending Jacob

Andy and Laurie Barber have been happily married for 20 years. He is a successful assistant district attorney…

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The Devil Next Door

The Devil Next Door

John Demjanjuk was a Ukrainian who came to the U.S. shortly after the end of World War II. He became an American citizen, was a reliable worker at a Ford plant in Cleveland (…)

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Fauda

Fauda

Filmed primarily in the occupied West Bank, the plot revolves around the conflicts between Israeli Special Forces and Hamas. There are brutal attacks by both sides…

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Goliath

Goliath

Billy McBride is a disgraced lawyer, one who drank too much and was forced out of the Goliath law firm he started with Donald Cooperman. Billy has hit rock bottom, scrounging for clients, and fighting to stay alive…

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Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith

They seem to be the perfect Welsh family: Faith, a beautiful mother and wife, three adorable kids, and Evan, a warm-hearted successful husband…

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The Kominsky Method

The Kominsky Method

It’s about a long-term friendship between Sandy Kominsky, a revered acting coach, and Norman Newlander, a retired successful Hollywood agent. The two genuinely cherish their friendship even with its many ups-and-downs…

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The Library Thief

The Library Thief

Not to be confused with The Book Thief, a 20th Century Fox film, or with The Library Book” by Susan Orlean. The Library Thief is based on a true story. John Johansson, brilliant but hapless, is fired from his teaching job in Stockholm…

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Line of Duty

Line of Duty

Line of Duty is about the fierce detectives running the Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (AC-12) in a grimy unnamed British city (possibly Birmingham). Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott…

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Mindhunter

Mindhunter

“Mindhunter” is about two FBI agents, Holden Ford and Bill Tench, and the psychologist Wendy Carr, who work in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy. Their job is to find out why these serial killers…

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Mrs. America

Mrs. America

The series begins in the early ’70s when politicians were furiously fighting for and against the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)…

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Mrs Wilson

Mrs Wilson

This true story begins when Alexander “Alec” Wilson, Alison’s long-time husband, dies of a sudden heart attack in their home. Bereft, Alison is now looking at a future of raising two sons with very little money…

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My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend

This film series is an adaptation of the first of the four novels by Elena Ferrante. Protagonist Elena Greco is an elderly woman living alone in her book-filled apartment in Naples. She is told that the most important friend in her life has disappeared.

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Narcos

Narcos

The series describes the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar from a small-time black marketeer in Medellin, Colombia to the billionaire kingpin of the cocaine industry. Trafficking mostly in illegal alcohol, cigarettes, and household appliances, Escobar meets Mateo “Cockroach” Moreno, a Chilean chemist, who convinces Escobar to switch to a far more profitable product, cocaine. They strike a deal: Moreno will produce the cocaine and Escobar will distribute it.

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The Night Of

The Night Of

A riveting crime drama of a native Pakistani-American student, Naz, ( terrific performance by Riz Ahmed), living in Queens. One night, Naz takes his father’s cab to a party and picks up a young woman who seduces him.

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The Night Manager

The Night Manager

The series focuses on the lucrative, illegal, business of selling arms to rogue nations. British and U.S. Intelligence are…

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Our Planet

Our Planet

Each segment of this eight-part series documents the destruction of a major part of this planet. Highlights are: polar bears, walruses, seals, and penguins dying…

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The Pacific

The Pacific

Whereas the film series “Band of Brothers” focused on the men of Easy Company fighting in Europe, THE PACIFIC focuses on three…

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Rectify

Rectify

Daniel Holden was wrongfully imprisoned as a teenager for the death of his girlfriend. After enduring 19 years on death row, DNA testing is ordered and it proves he did not commit this crime. Daniel is now a free man and he returns to his hometown, Paulie, Georgia…

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The Restaurant

The Restaurant

In May 1945, World War II ends and peace is proclaimed. The tightly-knit Lowander family, consisting of the tyrannical mother Helga, her two sons Peter and Gustaf and…

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Shtisel

Shtisel

This Israeli television series is about the fictional lives of Hasidic (ultra-orthodox) families in the Geula section of Jerusalem. Although they are portrayed as fanatical about their religious beliefs, the series also portrays many of them struggling with the conflicts of difficult relationships. Shulem, the patriarch and a widower, rules his brood with an iron fist…

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The Spy

The Spy

In the late 1960s, Eli Cohen (no relation to the actor) is an Egyptian-born Israeli stuck in a boring job as a clerk in a department store. Applying for an adventurous job as a Mossad operative, he’s unfortunately rejected…

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Unbelievable

Unbelievable

This is about a series of rapes in Washington and Colorado. The story first focuses on the rape of Marie Adler, a disturbed teenager living in a foster home. What she goes through with the police investigators and the medical examinations…

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Unorthodox

Unorthodox

Esther (“Esty”) is a 19-year old woman feeling trapped in an unhappy marriage and living in a suffocating ultra-orthodox…

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Weissensee

Weissensee

This series grievously depicts the deep-divide between two families in Communist East Germany before unification. Hans Kupfer, and his son Falk, are senior officers at the East German Security office…

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World on Fire

World on Fire

The world that’s on fire stretches across most of Europe: Warsaw, London, Paris, Manchester, and the evacuation at Dunkirk…

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Animation

Antz

Antz

Z is the name of a neurotic working ant in an anthill with millions of inhabitants. He meets the ravishing Princess Bala, a much more refined ant. As Z revs up his efforts to woo Bala, he antagonizes General Mandible, Bala’s fiance…

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Central Park

Central Park

CENTRAL PARK is an animated musical comedy about the quirky Tillerman family who lives in a rundown castle in New York’s most famous park. Owen, the father, manages the park…

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I Lost My Body

I Lost My Body

Naoufel, is a kid happily living in North Africa, has lost his hand, how, we don’t know. But the hand manages to escape the freezer in the hospital lab and is now searching to find Naoufel’s body…

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Klaus

Klaus

Jesper Johansson is a lazy and spoiled son of a wealthy Postmaster General. When he does poorly at the Postman Training Academy, his father sends him to the desolate town of Smeerensburg…

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Mirai

Mirai

For four-year old Kun it all began with the arrival of his baby sister Mirai (Japanese for “future”). The parents, especially the mother, are unaware of how showering so much attention on the baby can be so painful to their young son. Kun becomes so jealous that he has tantrums and even…

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The Prince of Egypt

The Prince of Egypt

An animated musical drama loosely based on the the biblical story of Moses. In ancient Egypt, Pharaoh, fearing the alarming increase in the Hebrew population, orders that all newborn Hebrew boys be killed. Baby Moses is placed in a basket by his mother, who sets it floating in the Nile…

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Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with Bashir

unusual Israeli animated war documentary that’s rated “R.” The film was written, produced and directed by Ari Folman. Ari was a 19-year old IDF (Israel Defense Force) infantry soldier during the war in Lebanon…

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Broadway

Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

This superb video rendition is noteworthy in that it reunites the original leads, Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock…

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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

Abandoned by her husband, Amanda Wingfield supports herself and her handicapped daughter Laura by selling subscriptions from her dilapidated apartment…

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Hamilton

Hamilton

The film is a live recording of Miranda’s 2015 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was adapted from Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography, Alexander Hamilton…

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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Phyllida Lloyd’s groundbreaking all-female version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar stars leading actress Harriet Walter as Brutus…

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The King and I

The King and I

Anna, an English widow, is hired by the King of Siam to be governess and teacher to his many children…

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She Loves Me

She Loves Me

The musical play takes place in a fancy perfumery in Budapest operated by Zoltan Maraczek, a very strict…

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Classic Oldies

The Bicycle Thief

The Bicycle Thief

In war-torn Rome, jobs are very scarce. Antonio is lucky. He is offered a job posting advertising bills. However, the job requires the use of a bicycle, which…

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The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

An adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel of the same name, the film, directed by John Ford, follows the excruciating journey of the Joad family from the Oklahoma dust bowl to a hopefully new life in California. They pack everything into a dilapidated 1926 Hudson sedan…

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The Stranger

The Stranger

Mr. Wilson of the United Nations War Crimes Commission has been hunting Nazi war criminal Franz Kindler for some time. He hasn’t had much success. So he decides to release incarcerated Nazi criminal, Meinike, hoping Meinike will lead him to Kindler…

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Staying in a flophouse, two vagrants, Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, encounter Howard, a grizzled but wise old prospector, who regales them with stories about finding gold in the Sierra Madre mountains. Luck is with…

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Comedies

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

Ove Lindahl lives in a Swedish townhouse neighborhood. He’s had three recent emotional setbacks: he was deposed of his chairmanship of the neighborhood association, six months ago he lost his beloved wife, Sonja…

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A New Leaf

A New Leaf

Henry Graham, a playboy who inherited a substantial amount of money, has been informed by his lawyer that he’s dead-broke. He spent all his wealth on maintaining a profligate lifestyle. Henry has no skills and no interest in pursuing work…

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Airplane!

Airplane!

Ted Striker is a traumatized former war veteran pilot. He’s been unemployed since his discharge. His girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson, a flight stewardess, ditches him as she boards a plane. Hoping to get her back, Ted buys a ticket for the same flight…

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City Lights

City Lights

The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin), while clowning around the city, encounters a beautiful Flower Girl on the street corner…

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Dolemite Is My Name

Dolemite Is My Name

Rudy Ray Moore was hungry and poor. Needing an income, he started making “party” records he culled from stories he heard from the local drunks. No established distributor wanted to carry these records so Rudy sold them under-the-counter at record stores…

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Duck Soup

Duck Soup

The small country of Freedonia is bankrupt. The very wealthy Mrs. Teasdale agrees to provide financial assistance on condition that her friend, Rufus T. Firefly, is appointed its leader. To make matters worse, neighboring Sylvania is attempting to annex Freedonia…

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Girlfriends

Girlfriends

Susan Weinblatt is a photographer who supports herself taking photos at bar mitzvahs and weddings. She’s ecstatic when a magazine buys three of her photos. Her happiness, however, is jolted when her roommate…

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The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy

The most unusual film Martin Scorsese has ever directed. Rupert Pupkin is a mentally deranged wannabe comic trying to launch his career by appearing as a guest on the “Jerry Langford Show.” He practices his stand-up shtick…

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Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

Gil Pender and his fiancee Inez, are vacationing in Paris. Gil is an unfulfilled screenwriter struggling…

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Modern Times

Modern Times

The film portrays Charlie Chaplin in his Tramp persona as a factory worker employed on an industrial assembly line. Frenetically feeding an inhuman machine, he ends up having a nervous breakdown. He is sent to a hospital…

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Moonstruck

Moonstruck

Thirty-seven-year-old Loretta Castorini is an Italian-American widow living in a Brooklyn Heights brownstone with her mother, Rose, and father, Cosmo…

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Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

This film was made at the time when having a telephone party line was common. Jan Morrow, an interior decorator, and the composer Brad Allen, a womanizing bachelor, share such a line. Jan complains that Brad is hogging…

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The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo

The film is set in a small New Jersey town in 1935 during the Great Depression. Cecilia is a clumsy waitress who seeks escape from her bleak life and abusive husband Monk by going to afternoon movies. The film now playing…

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Real Women Have Curves

Real Women Have Curves

Ana Garcia is an 18-year old student in Beverly Hills. She is an exceptional student hoping to get a scholarship to Columbia University…

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Safety Last!

Safety Last!

Harold Lloyd (called The Boy) says goodbye to his girlfriend (called The Girl) at the train station as he heads to the big city to become a big success. Once he makes good, he promises to marry her.

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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Joe and Jerry, two musicians, accidentally witness gangster Spats and his henchmen gun down members of a rival gang in a garage…

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Tel Aviv on Fire

Tel Aviv on Fire

Salam Abbas, a charismatic 30-year-old Palestinian living in East Jerusalem, is a trainee on the Palestinian TV soap opera, “Tel Aviv on Fire”…

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Courtroom Dramas

Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder

Paul Biegler, a retired small-time Michigan lawyer, is contacted by Laura Manion and asked to defend her husband, Lt. Frederick Manion. Pushed by his alcoholic mentor and friend, Parnell McCarthy, Biegler agrees to take the case. Lt. Manion was arrested…

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Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant

This true story is set in South Africa during the Second Boer War (1899-1902). The Boers were Dutch colonialists and their descendants who were battling the British for more control and influence in South Africa…

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The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny

Commander Queeg’s minesweeper, the “USS Caine,” is informed that a typhoon is approaching. It hits the “Caine” forcefully, creating damage and panic. The rolling sea threatens to capsize the “Caine”…

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The Devil Next Door

The Devil Next Door

John Demjanjuk was a Ukrainian who came to the U.S. shortly after the end of World War II. He became an American citizen, was a reliable worker at a Ford plant in Cleveland (…)

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Just Mercy

Just Mercy

This is the true story of Walter McMillan who in 1987 Alabama was falsely convicted of murder and was facing execution. Bryan Stevenson, a young defense attorney, originally from the Northeast, hears…

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

In the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, Sheriff Heck Tate visits lawyer Atticus Finch. He persuades Atticus to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a young girl named Mayella. With an all-white jury in the Deep South, it doesn’t look promising for Tom…

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12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

It’s a simple story. A teenaged boy is accused of killing his father. There are two witnesses whose testimonies convince eleven of the jurors…

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The Verdict

The Verdict

1982 | Courtroom Drama | 129 minutes | In English Info Frank Galvin is a has-been lawyer and a big time alcoholic. He spends his time in bars and playing pinball machines. Out of compassion, Mickey Morrissey, his friend and former teacher, throws him a malpractice...

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Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Sir Wilfrid Robarts, a brilliant London barrister, recovering from a heart attack, and over the severe objections of his feisty private nurse, Miss Plimsoll, is persuaded to take on a juicy murder case…

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Docudramas

La Bamba

La Bamba

LA BAMBA is a musical bio of the life of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll phenom Ritchie Valens (born Richard Valenzuela). At age 17, he makes it big with two songs, “La Bamba” and “Donna,” that reach the top…

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Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

Adapted from Stephen Anbrose’s bestseller, the series follows the men of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, from their training in Georgia during the spring of 1942, to the D-Day invasion, the horrendous Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of the concentration camps, and the final victory in 1945…

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Good Night and Good Luck

Good Night and Good Luck

In the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy was on a rampage stating that the government was infiltrated by Communists and Communists sympathizers. Bullied and fearful, most Washington politicians…

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Incitement

Incitement

Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1995 by Yigal Amir, a radical ultranationalist…

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Lorenzo’s Oil

Lorenzo’s Oil

It’s about Augusto and Michaela Odone and their relentless search to find a cure when their young  son Lorenzo is diagnosed with the fatal disease, ALD…

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Serpico

Serpico

Serpico graduates from the police academy filled with optimism and pride. He gets assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations where he’s allowed to grow a beard and mustache…

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Documentaries

Advocate

Advocate

Advocate is a film about Israeli human-rights lawyer Lea Tsemel as she tirelessly navigates through Israel’s judicial system defending Palestinian prisoners…

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American Factory

American Factory

Two days before Christmas, in 2008, General Motors closed its plant in Moraine, Ohio, a small town outside Dayton. 10,000 people became unemployed (…)

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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

For 19 seasons, travel writer/personality Anthony Bourdain travelled around the world visiting places as exotic as the Congo, Saigon, Cuba and as contemporary as New York and Las Vegas…

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Apollo II

Apollo II

Producer Todd Douglas Miller and his production team, with the assistance of NASA and the National Archives and Records Administration, discovered unreleased (…)

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Arthur Miller: Writer

Arthur Miller: Writer

Rebecca Miller’s loving documentary of her famous father, Arthur Miller, includes his origins as the son of a Polish immigrant who made a fortune and then lost it all during the Great Depression. Rebecca moves on…

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Casting By

Casting By

This documentary is a celebration of the casting profession. Before the emergence of the super-star casting directors like Marion Dougherty…

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The Cave

The Cave

The filming of this documentary takes place in the underground tunnels beneath the town of Ghouta, located on the outskirts of Damascus. It has become the last-resort…

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Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral

Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem. However with carbon emissions warming the seas…

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The Cove

The Cove

The Cove focuses on the slaughtering of thousands of dolphins every year by Japanese whaling companies. They herd migrating dolphins into a cove where they are netted and speared to death…

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The Devil Next Door

The Devil Next Door

John Demjanjuk was a Ukrainian who came to the U.S. shortly after the end of World War II. He became an American citizen, was a reliable worker at a Ford plant in Cleveland (…)

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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

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The Edge of Democracy

The Edge of Democracy

The documentary was influenced by director Petra Costa’s past and her family’s activist left-wing history. It chronicles Brazil’s political upheavals from the euphoria…

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The Elephant Queen

The Elephant Queen

The title character is the 50-year old elephant Athena. She has the responsibility of taking care of her family, daughter Princess, toddler Wei-Wei…

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Encounters at the End of the World

Encounters at the End of the World

Director/Writer Werner Herzog lived for a period of time at the McMurdo Research station, the largest habitation on Antarctica. While there, Herzog interviewed not only…

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The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer

Bruce Brown filmed spectacular shots of surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August as they searched for the “perfect wave”…

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Faces Places

Faces Places

Agnes Varda, an 89-year old filmmaker, teams up with 34-year old JR, a photographer of public art. Despite their age difference, they are a perfect fit: both are environmentalists and humanists…

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The Fog of War

The Fog of War

This superb and heartbreaking documentary by Errol Morris focuses primarily on Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara during the early stages of the Vietnam War. While President Kennedy expressed doubts about winning the war…

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For Sama

For Sama

This documentary covers five years in the lives of Waad, her husband Hamza, and infant daughter Sama in war-torn Aleppo, Syria. As Assad brutally tries to destroy the rebels, he bombs…

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Free Solo

Free Solo

The documentary is simple in concept: to record the death-defying climb by Alex Honnold of the 3,000 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Alex did this without a rope, which made this one of the greatest feats in the history of rock climbing. Before each climb, Alex studies the surface, entering in a notebook details about the rock. He commits all this to memory along with the moves he’s going to make to do the climb…

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The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers

Directed by Dror Moreh, The Gatekeepers consists of in-depth interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service…

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Honeyland

Honeyland

Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in an isolated village in North Macedonia where there are no roads, electricity or running water…

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The Ivory Game

The Ivory Game

The past five years, 120,000 elephants have been killed for their ivory; today, one elephant is slaughtered every 20 minutes. At this rate, the African elephant will be extinct in 15 years…

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The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz

When the Canadian-American rock group “The Band” decided to disband, they resolved to do it in style. On Thanksgiving Day, 1976, they held a memorable farewell concert at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Fortunately, Martin Scorsese filmed the entire event…

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Marwencol

Marwencol

On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked and beaten outside of a bar when five thugs found out he was a cross-dresser. After being in a coma for nine days…

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Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap

Rockford, Illinois, a midwestern rust-belt city, is the home of astonishing first-time filmmaker Bing Liu. Over a 12-year period he filmed two of his skateboarding friends, Zack and Keire, as they grappled with their…

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One Child Nation

One Child Nation

Directors Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang were born during the One-Child period in China. To control the fast-growing population…

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Our Planet

Our Planet

Each segment of this eight-part series documents the destruction of a major part of this planet. Highlights are: polar bears, walruses, seals, and penguins dying…

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Paris is Burning

Paris is Burning

This extraordinary documentary chronicles the elaborately-structured ball culture in which African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender contestants compete. Like fashion models, they “walk” the runways…

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Quincy

Quincy

This documentary about the great Quincy Jones was put together lovingly by his daughter Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks. In his spectacular 70-year career, this giant in American music was a huge success as a record…

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RBG

RBG

This documentary chronicles the life and career of a remarkable woman, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She grew up in Brooklyn and attended Cornell University where she met…

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Sicko

Sicko

Michael Moore’s investigative documentary attempts to expose the faults of the health care system in the U.S. before the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Moore believes that the profiteering and abuses of the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries are at the heart of the problem. It’s particularly relevant today as the politicians in Washington grapple with ways to provide universal health care for everyone…

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The Square

The Square

In the winter of 2011, thousands of protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to demand the removal of the dictatorial President Hosni Mubarak…

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Touching the Void

Touching the Void

In 1985, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, both experienced mountaineers, set off to climb the treacherous west face of the 21,000-foot…

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Virunga

Virunga

The survival of Virunga National Park in the Congo, the oldest park in Africa, is being threatened. Home to the world’s last mountain gorillas…

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Who Will Write Our History?

Who Will Write Our History?

Based on the book by the same name by historian Samuel Kassow, Who Will Write Our History? depicts the story of Emanuel Ringelblum, who together with 60 Jewish residents in the Warsaw ghetto…

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Film Noir

The Big Heat

The Big Heat

Detective Sergeant Dave Bannion is sent to investigate the suicide of a fellow rogue officer, Tom Duncan. His wife, Bertha Duncan, tells Bannion her husband was despondent about his deteriorating health…

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Criss Cross

Criss Cross

Steve Thompson returns to Los Angeles to try and rekindle the relationship with his ex-wife Anna. He gets a job as a driver with an armored-truck company. It’s a bit complicated; even though Anna is now married to the mobster Slim Dundee…

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Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Walter Neff, a successful insurance agent, is in his office dictating a confession for a crime he committed. The whole story is now  revealed in flashback. It begins with Neff visiting the Dietrichson home…

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He Walked By Night

He Walked By Night

Roy Morgan is a brilliant but diabolical murderer who eludes capture by eavesdropping on the police radio frequencies. It starts when Roy shoots and kills a patrolman when Roy is suspected of being a burglar. There are…

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In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place

Dixon Steele is a fading screenwriter out of work primarily as a result of his heavy drinking and violent temper. His agent, Mel Lippman, encourages him to adapt a book for a film…

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The Killers

The Killers

Two hitmen, Max and Al, arrive at a diner in Brentwood, New Jersey, with the intention of killing Pete Lund (known as “Swede”). Swede supposedly double-crossed the mob boss, Big Jim Colfax, stealing a ton of money…

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Laura

Laura

Mark McPherson, a hard-boiled, cynical detective, is assigned to investigate the murder of the beautiful advertising executive, Laura Hunt. His investigations leads to encounters with the imperious Waldo Lydecker, who…

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The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

In San Francisco in 1941, private investigators Sam Spade and his partner Miles Archer take on a client, the beautiful Ruth Wonderly…

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French New Wave

Breathless

Breathless

Michel is a misfit who decides to steal a car so he can go to Italy. He is also out of control when he shoots a pursuing policeman…

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The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

Antoine Doinel is a troubled youngster growing up in Paris with a mother and stepfather who do not understand him. He skips school, steals, and…

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Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour is basically a series of conversations between a French actress (Elle) and a Japanese architect (Lui). From graphic newsreels, viewers…

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Jules and Jim

Jules and Jim

Jules is a shy writer from Austria working on a novel; Jim is a fun-loving, partying Frenchman. And yet, these two opposite personalities become fast friends. They meet the free-spirited Catherine and the three hang out…

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Last Year at Marienbad

Last Year at Marienbad

In the old-world chateau, Marienbad, filled with stuffy wealthy couples, a single man approaches a woman claiming they met before at Marienbad. In fact, he claims..

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Horror

Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his picture-perfect town of Lumberton, North Carolina, after his father suffered a near-fatal stroke. He notices a severed ear in a vacant lot. He brings it to the police station where the police detective’s daughter…

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Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein

Villagers surround the burning windmill and rejoice that the the Monster is dead. But the villagers are also saddened that the scientist Henry Frankenstein was in the wreckage and presumed dead…

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Get Out

Get Out

Black photographer Chris Washington and his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage, have been dating for several months. Rose now feels it’s time for the two of them to visit her parents at their large country home in upstate New York…

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Psycho

Psycho

Marion Crane, a real estate secretary, is told by her boss to deposit $40,000 in cash that a client left as payment for a property. Marion and her boyfriend, Sam Loomis, are having trouble…

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The Shining

The Shining

Directed by Stanley Kubrick from Stephen King’s best-selling novel, this suspenseful and troubling film examines a family becoming unhinged. Writer Jack Torrance, his wife Shelley, and young son Danny, accept a job as…

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Us

Us

The film begins with a family spending a pleasant day on the boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California. The young daughter, Adelaide, separates from the family and finds herself in an abandoned hall of mirrors shack. She sees her…

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The Witch

The Witch

In 1630s New England, William, his wife Katherine, son Caleb, and daughters Mercy and Jonas are banished from their Puritan Plymouth Colony over a religious dispute. They flee to a secluded forest and build a farmhouse. Katherine gives birth to a son, Samuel. One day, Samuel suddenly disappears…

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Italian Neorealism

The Bicycle Thief

The Bicycle Thief

In war-torn Rome, jobs are very scarce. Antonio is lucky. He is offered a job posting advertising bills. However, the job requires the use of a bicycle, which…

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Open City

Open City

The film takes place in Nazi-occupied Rome in 1944. The Nazis are searching for Giorgio Manfredi, a Resistance fighter. He is warned of the danger and he hides in the home of another Resistance fighter Francesco and his fiancee Pina…

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Shoeshine

Shoeshine

Giuseppe and Pasquale are two friends who make ends meet by shining shoes in the streets of
Rome. One day, Giuseppe’s older brother, Attilio, recruits the boys to sell black market blankets…

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Umberto D.

Umberto D.

Umberto is an elderly retired civil servant unable to live on his annual pension. He returns one day to his one-room apartment only to be told by the landlady that he’s being evicted…

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LGBTQ

A Special Day

A Special Day

On May 6, 1938, Hitler visits Mussolini in Rome. The event is huge as the Italians overwhelmingly cheer their two “heroes.” While Antonietta, a naive and overworked…

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A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal

Jeremy Thorpe, a Liberal member of the British Parliament, had for several years, a relationship with a younger man, Norman Josiffe, a former stable boy. Josiffe, however, was unstable and difficult, so Thorpe decided to end the affair…

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Adele is an introverted 15-year-old high school student who is sexually ambivalent. Her sex experience with Thomas, a high school friend, is a total disappointment. Her gay friend Valentin, sensing her confusion, takes Adele to a gay dance bar. Adele meets Emma, an art student and painter with blue hair. They connect. There’s that first kiss at a picnic and before long they begin a passionate love affair. The relationship then fast-forwards to the two women now living together…

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Boys Don’t Cry

Boys Don’t Cry

Teena Renae Brandon is a woman who needs to be a man. She cuts her hair short, wears masculine clothes, and stuffs a stocking…

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The Cakemaker

The Cakemaker

Thomas is an amazing gay German baker in Berlin. Oren, a businessman from Jerusalem, stops by every time he’s in Berlin to enjoy one of Thomas’s pastries. They become intimate….

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Carol

Carol

While working behind the counter in a fashionable Manhattan department store during the Christmas season, aspiring photographer Therese Belivet meets an upper-society customer, Carol Aird…

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Law of Desire

Law of Desire

Law of Desire focuses on a love triangle between three men and the conflicts with a disturbed transsexual woman. Living in Madrid, Pablo, is a successful gay film and theatrical director…

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Paris is Burning

Paris is Burning

This extraordinary documentary chronicles the elaborately-structured ball culture in which African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender contestants compete. Like fashion models, they “walk” the runways…

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Musicals

A Hard Day’s Night

A Hard Day’s Night

The madcap events start when the Beatles escape a horde of fans at the train station in Liverpool before boarding the train to London. They display patience and good humor as they encounter many interruptions…

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La Bamba

La Bamba

LA BAMBA is a musical bio of the life of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll phenom Ritchie Valens (born Richard Valenzuela). At age 17, he makes it big with two songs, “La Bamba” and “Donna,” that reach the top…

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The Band Wagon

The Band Wagon

Tony Hunter is an aging star of musical shows who is no longer sought after by the big producers. His good friends, writers Lester and Lily Marton, convince Tony…

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Coal Miner’s Daughter

Coal Miner’s Daughter

Loretta Webb was one of eight children born and raised in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Her father, Ted Webb, was a coal miner The family was dirt-poor. Loretta was 15…

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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Film critic Peter Travers wrote in his review of Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles, that the film was an exhilarating, expansive warts-and-all look into…

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Gigi

Gigi

Based on the novella of the same name by Collette, this musical film is set in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris and Deauville. Several amazing characters’ lives interconnect: Gaston, the bored bon vivant; Honore, the old lover-man who narrates much of the story; the youthful and precocious Gigi; and Madame Alvarez, Gigi’s caring grandmother, who keeps a watchful eye on everything going on…

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Hair

Hair

Hair is a rock musical set against the hippie protest movements during the Vietnam War. Claude Hooper Bukowski, a native Oklahoman, sets off to New York for a fling after being drafted by the army…

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Hamilton

Hamilton

The film is a live recording of Miranda’s 2015 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was adapted from Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography, Alexander Hamilton…

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Judy

Judy

The film opens showing a young Judy being coerced by an ambitious, pill-pushing mother and the ruthless MGM chief, Louis B. Mayer. All of these pressures drive Judy into a deep depression resulting in drug addiction and alcoholism…

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The King and I

The King and I

Anna, an English widow, is hired by the King of Siam to be governess and teacher to his many children…

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The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz

When the Canadian-American rock group “The Band” decided to disband, they resolved to do it in style. On Thanksgiving Day, 1976, they held a memorable farewell concert at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Fortunately, Martin Scorsese filmed the entire event…

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Nashville

Nashville

A huge canvas of a movie that features 24 characters, an hour of terrific country-and-western music, and multiple storylines. In the course of several days and nights, the characters weave in and out while politician Hal Philip Walker (never seen) cruises in his red, white, and blue van spouting over a loudspeaker his conservative views about too much government in America…

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1776

1776

While the Revolutionary War against  England rages, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia is still debating the question of American independence…

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Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

This musical depicts the painful change in the motion pictures business when silent films converted to sound. Most in Hollywood, including actor Don Lockwood and his sidekick, Cosmo Brown, proceed to adapt. However, the…

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Madame Emery and her beautiful 17-year old daughter Genevieve own a struggling umbrella boutique in the French coastal town of Cherbourg…

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What’s Love Got to Do With It

What’s Love Got to Do With It

Born Anna Mae Bullock, Tina Turner was raised in the small town of Nutbush, Tennessee. At a young age, Tina was abandoned by her parents and cared for by her grandmother. Following her grandmother’s death, Tina moved to St. Louis to be with her mother and close sister.

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Yankee Doodle Dandy

Yankee Doodle Dandy

George and his sister join the Cohan family act as soon as they can learn to dance and act. Soon the Four Cohans are performing successfully on stages around the country…

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Sci-Fi

Alien

Alien

The film begins with the return to earth of the space tug “Nostromo,” with seven crew members on board. The ship’s computer receives a distress signal from a ship on a nearby moon. “Nostromo” reverses course and heads for…

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is set in a dystopian Los Angeles. Retired police officer, Rick Deckard, returns to his former supervisor, Bryant, for a vital assignment. Previously, Deckard’s job was to track down bioengineered beings, known as “replicants,” and retire (destroy) them…

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Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi

Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi

General Hux, leader of the nefarious First Order, is determined to destroy the rebels, headed by the fearsome Rey. To help in the fight, Rey tries to persuade Jedi master Luke Skywalker to abandon his self-exile and rejoin…

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War

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

This Oscar-winning film was adapted from Erich Maria Remarque’s novel and many feel it makes a most persuasive anti-war statement. When World War I breaks out in 1914 in Europe, adolescent students in a German school heed…

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Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

Adapted from Stephen Anbrose’s bestseller, the series follows the men of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, from their training in Georgia during the spring of 1942, to the D-Day invasion, the horrendous Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of the concentration camps, and the final victory in 1945…

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The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers

The film depicts the fight between the rebels (or FLN) in Algeria and the French occupiers from 1954-1962. The most bloody battle is the one for Algiers. The FLN was based in the Casbah section of Algiers…

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Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant

This true story is set in South Africa during the Second Boer War (1899-1902). The Boers were Dutch colonialists and their descendants who were battling the British for more control and influence in South Africa…

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Das Boot

Das Boot

In 1942, during World War II, Hitler launched his submarines (U-boats) in the Atlantic with the mission to destroy English merchant shipping and starve the English people. And thus began what is known as the “The Battle of the Atlantic.” However, in time, Britain and the U.S. were able to destroy many of the submarines by protecting merchant ships with destroyer escorts, using breakthrough radar technology, and dropping depth charges when submarines were spotted…

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Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Archy and Frank are young, penniless Australians who decide to hop a freight train and join the Australian army. Australia is part of the British Empire that is in the midst of fighting Germany and the Ottoman Empire in World War I. Frank and Archy end up together and are sent…

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The Guns of Navarone

The Guns of Navarone

During World War II, the Nazi army plans to annihilate 2,000 British soldiers marooned on the island of Kheros in the Aegean Sea…

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Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence is a Lieutenant in the British Army during World War I. He’s irascible and often insolent to his superiors. Mr. Dryden, of the Arab Bureau, has an idea.  He’ll send Lawrence to Arabia to assess…

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1917

1917

On April 7, 1917, during World War I, British intelligence learns that a supposed German retreat is not a retreat at all. The Germans are seeking to lure some 1,600 British soldiers of the Second Battalion into a trap and destroy them with artillery…

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The Pacific

The Pacific

Whereas the film series “Band of Brothers” focused on the men of Easy Company fighting in Europe, THE PACIFIC focuses on three…

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Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

Directed by Stanley Kubrick, this is a harrowing film depicting trench warfare during World War I. French General Georges Broulard orders his subordinate, General Mireau, to attack a German stronghold. Mireau is reluctant to…

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Twelve O’Clock High

Twelve O’Clock High

The 918th Bomb Group, flying missions over Germany during World War II, is experiencing heavy losses. Known as the “hard luck group,” they are commanded by Colonel Keith Davenport. Davenport is at this time exhausted and demoralized with these losses…

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Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with Bashir

unusual Israeli animated war documentary that’s rated “R.” The film was written, produced and directed by Ari Folman. Ari was a 19-year old IDF (Israel Defense Force) infantry soldier during the war in Lebanon…

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Westerns

The Gunfighter

The Gunfighter

Jimmy Ringo, the aging but still feared gunfighter, returns to his hometown seeking to reconcile with his estranged wife and son. Marshal Mark Strett, Ringo’s old friend, urges him to leave town and avoid trouble. The marshal knows that every gunslinger in the area will want to confront Ringo and be known as “the man who shot Ringo.”…

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High Noon

High Noon

Sheriff Will Kane, newly married, is looking to retire and start a new life in another part of the country. He’s informed that gunslinger Frank Miller was recently released from jail and is looking to settle the score. Kane was the one who sent Miller to prison. Kane’s wife, Amy, a Quaker and a pacifist, abhors violence and urges her husband to move on. He explains to Amy that if he runs, Frank Miller will hunt him down, no matter where they go…

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Red River

Red River

In 1851, Thomas Dunson, his trail hand Groot, and his adopted son, Matt, start a cattle ranch in Texas with one cow and one bull. Dunson names his spread the Red River D. After 14 years of fending off Indian attacks and…

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Winchester ’73

Winchester ’73

Dodge City, Lin McAdam enters a shooting contest for a coveted “One of One Thousand” Winchester ’73 rifle. His opponent is the despicable Dutch Henry Brown…

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