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Sharpe’s Honour 1994

1813. Major Sharpe's old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is found dead the next morning, Sharpe is arrested and brought before a court martial, and it seems not even Patrick Harper and the Chosen Men can save Sharpe from a hanging, or rescue his honour.

Category: Action, Adventure, History

Stars: Sean Bean,Daragh O'Malley,Hugh Fraser,Michael Byrne,Alice Krige,Féodor Atkine,Nickolas Grace,Michael Mears,John Tams,Jason Salkey,Lyndon Davies,Ron Cook,Matthew Scurfield,Diana Perez,Ricardo Vélez

7.8 IMDB Rating 2,008 Views
Sharpe’s Revenge 1997

The war has ended but Jane,wearying of army life,is tricked by a greedy friend into returning to London and spending her husband's money. Meanwhile Sharpe is set up by defeated Major Ducos and charged with stealing the French imperial treasure. He is put on trial but escapes with Harper and Fredrickson and sets out to find the honest Major Maillot who was coerced into signing the false accusation. Ducos's men have Maillot shot but his widowed sister Lucille hides Sharpe whilst Fredrickson tracks down former foe General Calvet. Calvet allies with Sharpe to hunt down Ducos and regain the treasure. But Jane,now foolishly involved with fortune hunter Rossendale,may be harder to recapture.

Category: Action, Adventure, History

Stars: Sean Bean,Daragh O'Malley,Abigail Cruttenden,Philip Whitchurch,Cécile Paoli,Alexis Denisof,Féodor Atkine,James Laurenson,John Benfield,Connie Hyde,Tom Hodgkins,Stephane Cornicard,Phil Smeeton,Michael Fitzgerald,Milton Johns

7.9 IMDB Rating 2,484 Views
Sink the Bismarck! 1960

Chronicles the breakout of the Bismarck during the early days of World War Two. Seen both from the point of view of the many naval vessels on both sides and from the central headquarters of the British where the search for the super battleship was controlled.

Category: Action, Drama, History

Stars: Kenneth More,Dana Wynter,Carl Möhner,Laurence Naismith,Geoffrey Keen,Karel Stepanek,Michael Hordern,Maurice Denham,Michael Goodliffe,Esmond Knight,Jack Watling,Jack Gwillim,Mark Dignam,Ernest Clark,John Horsley

7.2 IMDB Rating 2,179 Views
The 300 Spartans 1962

Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of them his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000. The actual heroism of those who stood (and ultimately died) with Leonidas helped shape the course of Western Civilization, allowing the Greek city states time to organize an army which repelled the Persians. Set in 480 BC.

Category: Adventure, Drama, History

Stars: Richard Egan,Ralph Richardson,Diane Baker,Barry Coe,David Farrar,Donald Houston,Anna Synodinou,Kieron Moore,John Crawford,Robert Brown,Laurence Naismith,Anne Wakefield,Ivan Triesault,Charles Fawcett,Michalis Nikolinakos

6.7 IMDB Rating 4,005 Views
Frost/Nixon 2008

Writer Peter Morgan's legendary battle between Richard Nixon, the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality with a name to make, in the story of the historic encounter that changed both their lives. 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 (as well as a $600,000 fee). Likewise, Frost's team harbored doubts about their boss' ability to hold his own. But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted.

Category: Drama, History

Stars: Frank Langella,Michael Sheen,Sam Rockwell,Kevin Bacon,Matthew Macfadyen,Oliver Platt,Rebecca Hall,Toby Jones,Andy Milder,Kate Jennings Grant,Gabriel Jarret,Jim Meskimen,Patty McCormack,Geoffrey Blake,Clint Howard

7.8 IMDB Rating 2,487 Views
Young Einstein 1988

Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his invention he meets beautiful French scientist Marie Curie, as well as several unscrupulous types who try to take advantage of the naive genius and his invention.

Category: Comedy, History

Stars: Yahoo Serious,Odile Le Clezio,John Howard,Peewee Wilson,Su Cruickshank,Lulu Pinkus,Kaarin Fairfax,Michael Lake,Jonathan Coleman,Johnny McCall,Michael Blaxland,Ray Fogo,Terry Pead,Alice Pead,Frank McDonald

5.0 IMDB Rating 1,933 Views
History of the World in 2 Hours 2011

A rapid-fire history of our world, from the beginning of time as we know it to present day. This two-hour CGI-driven special delves into the key turning points: the formation of earth, emergence of life, spread of man and the growth of civilization--and reveals their surprising connections to our world today.

Category: History

Stars: Corey Burton,Alex Flippenko,Peter Ward,Clifford Johnson,Jonathan Markley,Russell Shapiro,Glen MacDonald,Jonathan Cohen,Robert Bakker,Trevor Valle,Nicole Waguespack,John Shea,Todd Surovell,Craig Benjamin,Martin K.A. Morgan

6.9 IMDB Rating 1,785 Views
The Killing Fields 1984

Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist covering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with local representative Dith Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war. When the American forces leave, Dith Pran sends his family with them, but stays behind himself to help Schanberg cover the event. As an American, Schanberg won't have any trouble leaving the country, but the situation is different for Pran; he's a local, and the Khmer Rouge are moving in.

Category: Drama, History, War

Stars: Sam Waterston,Haing S. Ngor,John Malkovich,Julian Sands,Craig T. Nelson,Spalding Gray,Bill Paterson,Athol Fugard,Graham Kennedy,Katherine Krapum Chey,Oliver Pierpaoli,Edward Entero Chey,Tom Bird,Monirak Sisowath,Lambool Dtangpaibool

7.9 IMDB Rating 3,903 Views
Nuremberg 2000

Following the defeat of Germany in WWII, the Allies determine that there must be an accounting of German war crimes. Twenty-four Nazis, representative of all sections of military and civilian life are chosen to stand trial for the crimes of conspiracy to commit aggression, commission of aggression, crimes during war and crimes against humanity. The preparations for the trial, the trial itself and its aftermath are shown through the eyes of Chief Prosecutor Robert Jackson and through the eyes of Reichsmarshal Hermann Goering, the ranking Nazi defendant.

Category: Drama, History

Stars: Alec Baldwin,Brian Cox,Christopher Plummer

7.5 IMDB Rating 2,508 Views
Gallipoli 1981

The story of a group of young Australian men who leave their various backgrounds behind and sign up to join the ANZACs in World War I. They are sent to Gallipoli, where they encounter the resolute Turkish army.

Category: Adventure, Drama, History

Stars: Mark Lee,Bill Kerr,Harold Hopkins,Charles Lathalu Yunipingu,Heath Harris,Ron Graham,Gerda Nicolson,Mel Gibson,Robert Grubb,Tim McKenzie,David Argue,Brian Anderson,Reg Evans,Jack Giddy,Dane Peterson

7.6 IMDB Rating 3,074 Views
Nostradamus: 2012 2009

Nostradamus' prophecies are interpreted alongside messages from ancient cultures about galactic alignment and the end of the world.

Category: Documentary, History

Stars: Vincent Bridges,James Lurie

5.0 IMDB Rating 2,578 Views
The Act of Killing 2012

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Category: Crime, Documentary, History

Stars: Anwar Congo,Herman Koto,Syamsul Arifin,Ibrahim Sinik,Yapto Soerjosoemarno,Safit Pardede,Jusuf Kalla,Adi Zulkadry,Soaduon Siregar,Suryono,Haji Marzuki,Haji Anif,Rahmat Shah,Sakhyan Asmara

8.3 IMDB Rating 4,275 Views
Raid on Entebbe 1976

Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 soldiers actually flew so far and rescued the passengers in one of the most successful Military operations in history. The only casualty for Israeli soldiers was Lt. Col. Jonathan "Yoni" Netanyahu..

Category: Action, Drama, History

Stars: Peter Finch,Martin Balsam,Horst Buchholz,John Saxon,Sylvia Sidney,Jack Warden,Yaphet Kotto,Charles Bronson,Tige Andrews,Eddie Constantine,Warren J. Kemmerling,Robert Loggia,David Opatoshu,Allan Arbus,Mariclare Costello

6.9 IMDB Rating 1,991 Views
The Right Stuff 1983

Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be in it. Thrilling, funny, charming and electrifying all at once.

Category: Adventure, Drama, History

Stars: Sam Shepard,Scott Glenn,Ed Harris,Dennis Quaid,Fred Ward,Barbara Hershey,Kim Stanley,Veronica Cartwright,Pamela Reed,Scott Paulin,Charles Frank,Lance Henriksen,Donald Moffat,Levon Helm,Mary Jo Deschanel

7.9 IMDB Rating 2,507 Views
The Longest Day 1962

Tells the story of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in WWII. There are dozens of characters, some seen only briefly, who together weave the story of five separate invasion points that made up the operation.

Category: Action, Drama, History

Stars: Eddie Albert,Paul Anka,Arletty,Jean-Louis Barrault,Richard Beymer,Hans Christian Blech,Bourvil,Richard Burton,Wolfgang Büttner,Red Buttons,Pauline Carton,Sean Connery,Ray Danton,Irina Demick,Fred Dur

7.7 IMDB Rating 3,285 Views
Sometimes in April 2005

Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

Category: Drama, History, War

Stars: Idris Elba,Carole Karemera,Pamela Nomvete,Oris Erhuero,Fraser James,Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga,Cleophas Kabasita,Noah Emmerich,Debra Winger,Peninah Abatoni,Ashani Alles,Hope Azeda,Théogène Barasa,Dan Barlow,Johannes Bausch

7.8 IMDB Rating 2,494 Views
The Princess of Montpensier 2010

Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella by the celebrated Madame de Lafayette, the action centers on the love of Marie de Mezières for her dashing cousin Henri de Guise, thwarted when her father's political ambitions force her into marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, who she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman with a disdain for warfare, and soon becomes exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court.

Category: Action, Drama, History

Stars: Mélanie Thierry,Lambert Wilson,Gaspard Ulliel,Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet,Raphaël Personnaz,Michel Vuillermoz,Philippe Magnan,Florence Thomassin,Christine Brücher,Evelina Meghnagi,Judith Chemla,César Domboy,Jean-Pol Dubois,Charles Petit,Joséphine de La Baume

6.5 IMDB Rating 2,756 Views
K-19: The Widowmaker 2002

The story of USSR's first nuclear ballistic submarine, which suffered a malfunction in its nuclear reactor on its maiden voyage in the North Atlantic in 1961. The submarine's crew, led by the unyielding Captain Alexi Vostrikov, races against time to prevent a Chernobyl-like nuclear disaster which threatens not only the lives of his crew, but has the potential to ignite a world war between the super powers.

Category: Drama, History, Thriller

Stars: Sam Spruell,Peter Stebbings,Christian Camargo,Roman Podhora,Sam Redford,Steve Nicolson,Liam Neeson,Ravil Isyanov,Tim Woodward,Lex Shrapnel,Shaun Benson,Kris Holden-Ried,Dmitry Chepovetsky,Christopher Redman,Tygh Runyan

6.5 IMDB Rating 3,877 Views
Killing Lincoln 2013

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Tom Hanks,Regen Wilson,Billy Campbell,Jesse Johnson,Geraldine Hughes,Graham Beckel,Shawn Pyfrom,Greg Cooper,Andrew Collie,Jeremy Ambler,Joe Inscoe,Benjamin Perkinson,Logan Bennett,Geoffrey Culbertson,Leiv Clegg

6.7 IMDB Rating 1,986 Views
A Field in England 2013

Fleeing for their lives, a small party abandon their Civil War confederates and escape through an overgrown field. Thinking only of what lay behind, they are ambushed by two dangerous men and made to search the field. Psychedelia, madness and chaotic forces slowly overtake the group as they question what treasure lies within the malignant field.

Category: Drama, History, Thriller

Stars: Michael Smiley,Reece Shearsmith,Julian Barratt,Peter Ferdinando,Richard Glover,Ryan Pope,Sara Dee

6.0 IMDB Rating 2,049 Views