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Gods and Generals (2003)

Gods and Generals (2003)

Gods and Generals (2003)

IMDb: 5.9
2003
214min

The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed accidentally by his own soldiers in May 1863 during his greatest victory.

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Amen. (2003)

Amen. (2003)

Amen. (2003)

IMDb: 7
2002
132min

Kurt Gerstein—a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS—is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. he is then shocked to learn that the process he used to purify water for his troops by using Zyklon-B, is now used to kill people in gas chambers.

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Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

IMDb: 7.7
2004
121min

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.

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Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)

IMDb: 5.8
2004
175min

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

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Kalank (2019)

Kalank (2019)

Kalank (2019)

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2019
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Drama set in the 1940s during the partition of India.

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King Arthur (2004)

King Arthur (2004)

King Arthur (2004)

IMDb: 6.2
2004
126min

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the ‘Sarmatian hypothesis’ which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the historical person behind the legend.

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Troy (2004)

Troy (2004)

Troy (2004)

IMDb: 7
2004
163min

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans.

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The Alamo (2004)

The Alamo (2004)

The Alamo (2004)

IMDb: 5.8
2004
137min

Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna’s forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.

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Miracle (2004)

Miracle (2004)

Miracle (2004)

IMDb: 7.1
2004
135min

In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team’s coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning for a distraction from world events. With the world watching, the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels’ now famous question to the millions viewing at home: “Do you believe in miracles?” Yes!

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The New World (2005)

The New World (2005)

The New World (2005)

IMDb: 6.5
2005
135min

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.

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Munich (2005)

Munich (2005)

Munich (2005)

IMDb: 7.1
2005
164min

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.

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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

IMDb: 7.6
2005
145min

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.

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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

IMDb: 7.1
2005
93min

The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow’s stand against Senator McCarthy’s anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.

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The Great Raid (2005)

The Great Raid (2005)

The Great Raid (2005)

IMDb: 6.7
2005
132min

As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.

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Cinderella Man (2005)

Cinderella Man (2005)

Cinderella Man (2005)

IMDb: 7.4
2005
144min

The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

IMDb: 6.7
2005
144min

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

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The Good Shepherd (2006)

The Good Shepherd (2006)

The Good Shepherd (2006)

IMDb: 6.4
2006
167min

Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father’s suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. His dedication to his work does not come without a price though, leading him to sacrifice his ideals and eventually his family.

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Bobby (2006)

Bobby (2006)

Bobby (2006)

IMDb: 6.6
2006
120min

In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

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The Nativity Story (2006)

The Nativity Story (2006)

The Nativity Story (2006)

IMDb: 6.2
2006
101min

Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village, where they find shelter in a quiet manger and Jesus is born.

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Marie Antoinette (2006)

Marie Antoinette (2006)

Marie Antoinette (2006)

IMDb: 6.6
2006
123min

The retelling of France’s iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

IMDb: 6.8
2006
132min

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John ‘Doc’ Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon and Pvt. Ira Hayes, who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima from the Japanese.

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Flyboys (2006)

Flyboys (2006)

Flyboys (2006)

IMDb: 6.4
2006
138min

The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country’s first fighter pilots.

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The Professor and the Madman (2019)

The Professor and the Madman (2019)

The Professor and the Madman (2019)

IMDb: 7.8
2017
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Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum , Dr William Minor.

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Invincible (2006)

Invincible (2006)

Invincible (2006)

IMDb: 6.8
2006
105min

Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale’s beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time – no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way.

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World Trade Center (2006)

World Trade Center (2006)

World Trade Center (2006)

IMDb: 6
2006
128min

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.

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United 93 (2006)

United 93 (2006)

United 93 (2006)

IMDb: 7.1
2006
111min

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

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Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

IMDb: 6.6
2007
102min

The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson’s covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

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Lions for Lambs (2007)

Lions for Lambs (2007)

Lions for Lambs (2007)

IMDb: 6.1
2007
92min

Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who’s a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special forces ambushed on an Afghani ridge await rescue as Taliban forces close in; a poli-sci professor at a California college invites a student to re-engage.

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

IMDb: 6.7
2007
114min

When Queen Elizabeth’s reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain’s invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.

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In the Valley of Elah (2007)

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

IMDb: 6.7
2007
124min

A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son’s disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

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September Dawn (2007)

September Dawn (2007)

September Dawn (2007)

IMDb: 5.1
2007
110min

A story set against the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the film is based upon the tragedy which occurred in Utah in 1857. A group of settlers, traveling on wagons, was murdered by the native Mormons. All together, about 140 souls of men, women and children, were taken.

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Breach (2007)

Breach (2007)

Breach (2007)

IMDb: 6.6
2007
110min

Eric O’Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to write down everything Hanssen does. O’Neill’s told it’s an investigation of Hanssen’s sexual habits, however Hanssen is really suspected of spying for the Soviet Union and Russia for years and being responsible for the deaths of agents working for the United States.

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Defiance (2008)

Defiance (2008)

Defiance (2008)

IMDb: 6.8
2008
137min

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.

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Valkyrie (2008)

Valkyrie (2008)

Valkyrie (2008)

IMDb: 6.8
2008
121min

Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer.

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Frost/Nixon (2008)

Frost/Nixon (2008)

Frost/Nixon (2008)

IMDb: 7.3
2008
122min

For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost’s team harboured doubts about their boss’s ability to hold his own. But as the cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted.

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Cadillac Records (2008)

Cadillac Records (2008)

Cadillac Records (2008)

IMDb: 7.1
2008
109min

The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America’s musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.

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Milk (2008)

Milk (2008)

Milk (2008)

IMDb: 7.3
2008
128min

The story of California’s first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and old, straight and gay alike – at a time when prejudice and violence against gays were openly accepted as the norm.

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The Green Book: Guide to Freedom (2019)

The Green Book: Guide to Freedom (2019)

The Green Book: Guide to Freedom (2019)

IMDb: 7.3
2019
51min

In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African-Americans navigate safe passage across America well into the 1960s. Explore some of the segregated nation’s safe havens and notorious “sundown towns” and witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.

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The Viking War (2019)

The Viking War (2019)

The Viking War (2019)

IMDb: 1.5
2019
104min

Ingrid and her siblings are on the run from the Beserkers who have begun invading the villages, taking over, savagely using the residents on a game where they vs a Beserker, and if they win, they get to survive – only, no one ever wins. The siblings are trying to escape the Beserkers after they violently murdered and took over their town. However, the Beserkers are on their trail, and want to put them in the game.

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Paskal: The Movie (2018)

Paskal: The Movie (2018)

Paskal: The Movie (2018)

IMDb: 7.3
2018
100min

The true events of Lieutenant Commander Arman Anwar of PASKAL, an elite unit in the Royal Malaysian Navy, and his team’s mission to rescue the MV Bunga Laurel, a tanker which was hijacked by Somalian Pirates in 2011.

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