Category: History

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy (2021) 6.6

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy (2021)

In the early 1980s, the crack epidemic tore through America’s inner cities like a tsunami, ravaging all in its wake....

Raid on Entebbe (1976) (TV) 6.8

Raid on Entebbe (1976) (TV)

Based on a true military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the P.F.L.P. The plane has about one hundred Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. ...

Finding the Funk (2013) 7.7

Finding the Funk (2013)

Finding the Funk is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of Funk music. Starting with Funk's roots in Jazz and the James Brown bands of the '60s we travel to the Bay Area to celebrate Sly & the Family St...

Lacrau (2013) 6.1

Lacrau (2013)

The viper is deaf and the scorpion can't see, so it is and so shall be, the same way the countryside is peaceful and the city bustling and the human being impossible to satisfy. Lacrau demands the return 'to the curve wh...

California Conquest (1952) 5.1

California Conquest (1952)

The period is the 1840's and California is part of Mexico. Many of the citizens wish to become part of the United States. Other countries are also interested and the Russians have established bases in the northern part o...

Japan’s Longest Day (1967) 7.7

Japan’s Longest Day (1967)

Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the mil...

Man Behind the Sun (1988) 6.1

Man Behind the Sun (1988)

Story of a Japanese terror camp in the end of WW2, where the Japanese are using the Chinese as guinea pigs in terrible experiments to develop deadly bacterial-plagues....

Firebird: Daybreak Chapter (1978) 5.8

Firebird: Daybreak Chapter (1978)

This extraordinarily complex film is not only a send-up of every samurai film ever made, it is also an extrapolation of the value of life. The Yamatai, represented by Prince Susano-O and elderly advisor Sumuke, hire Yumi...

Wolfskinder (2013) 6.4

Wolfskinder (2013)

Wolf Children period drama is inspired by the true story of German troop orphaned children, who between 1946 and 1947 roamed the Soviets occupied areas of the former East Prussia, trying to get to friendly to families in...

Supernatural Nazis: Hitler’s Zombie Army (2017) (TV) 7.3

Supernatural Nazis: Hitler’s Zombie Army (2017) (TV)

Truth is revealed of the Allied 'monument men' discovery in 1945 of rotting corpses of Germanic heroes. What are they doing in a Salt Mine 18,000 feet down? . It leads us on an adventure that exposes a world of magic, hi...

La Marseillaise (1938) 7.1

La Marseillaise (1938)

A news-reel like movie about early part of the French Revolution, shown from the eyes of individual people, citizens of Marseille, counts in German exile and, of course the king Louis XVI, showing their own small problem...

9/11: Day That Changed the World (2011) (TV) 6.9

9/11: Day That Changed the World (2011) (TV)

Learn first-hand how our nation's key decision makers responded in the face of chaos and catastrophe on 9/11.::Anonymous...

9/11: The Heartland Tapes (2013) (TV) 7.3

9/11: The Heartland Tapes (2013) (TV)

Across America, the morning of September 11, 2001 began routinely, with news and radio broadcasts sharing local human interest stories and traffic reports. But by 9 a.m., the day's narrative had taken a tragic turn. Most...

The Invisible String (2012) 7.6

The Invisible String (2012)

THE INVISIBLE STRING tells the fascinating love story between human beings and flying plastic. The documentary takes the audience on a trip from the very beginning of pie pin tossing at the Frisbie's Pie bakery in Connec...

Is Paris Burning? (1966) 6.9

Is Paris Burning? (1966)

In this sprawling, star-laden film, we see the struggles of various French resistance factions to regain control of Paris near the end of World War II. The Nazi general in charge of Paris, Dietrich von Cholitz (Fröbe), i...

Romeo Is Bleeding (2015) 7.6

Romeo Is Bleeding (2015)

A fatal turf war between neighborhoods haunts the city of Richmond, CA. Donté Clark transcends the violence in his hometown by writing poetry about his experiences. Using his voice to inspire those around him, he and the...

Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) 7.7

Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

Intolerance and its terrible effects are examined in four historical eras. In ancient Babylon, a mountain girl is caught up in the religious rivalry that leads to the city's downfall. In Judea, the hypocritical Pharisees...

The Legend II (1993) 7

The Legend II (1993)

The Cantonese hero Fong Sai Yuk becomes involved in the secret brotherhood "The Red Flower", who are trying to overthrow the Manchurian emperor and re-establishing the Ming dynasty. The social upheaval is combined with S...

The Molly Maguires (1970) 6.9

The Molly Maguires (1970)

Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an...

Joe Hill (1971) 7.4

Joe Hill (1971)

In the early 1900's, the legendary Joe Hill emigrates with his brother to the United States. But after a short time, he loses touch with his brother. Joe gets a few jobs but is struck by all the injustice and tragedy goi...

Titanic’s Final Mystery (2012) (TV) 7.4

Titanic’s Final Mystery (2012) (TV)

The documentary looks at the reasons behind the sinking and lack of rescue of the RMS Titanic, and sees Tim Matlin, author of several books about the Titanic travel to locations across Europe, North American and the Atla...

Price for Peace (2002) 7.4

Price for Peace (2002)

This powerful and thought provoking film chronicles the compelling events in the Pacific Theater of WWII, from the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the American occupation of Japan in 1945. It depicts the strength and ...

Unfortunate Brothers: Korea’s Reunification Dilemma (2014) 6.2

Unfortunate Brothers: Korea’s Reunification Dilemma (2014)

'Even though I live in South Korea, my heart is in North Korea. The North Koreans are not strangers, but my brethren'. These words spoken by Mr. Lee, the film's main character, reveal an internal conflict in the national...

Als die Sonne vom Himmel fiel (2015) 7.6

Als die Sonne vom Himmel fiel (2015)

Tracing the past of her deceased grandfather who worked as a young doctor in the Red Cross hospital of HirSwiss-Japanese filmmaker Aya Domenig, the granddaughter of a doctor on duty during the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiro...

Kundun (1997) 7

Kundun (1997)

The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation o...

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) 6.7

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson), driven...

The Day Hitler Died (2016) (TV) 6.9

The Day Hitler Died (2016) (TV)

Filmed interviews with the survivors of the Berlin Bunker in which Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun and the Goebbels family killed themselves in the final days of World War II. The interviews were made in 1948 by Captain Michael ...

Sakuran (2006) 6.9

Sakuran (2006)

A young girl is sold into a red-light district brothel and tries to adapt to life as an oiran (courtesan).::Samovarkov...

Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S. (2012) 6.5

Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S. (2012)

The project began as a way to explore, educate about, and advocate change around the overcrowding in the Philadelphia jail system. It has come to focus on mass incarceration across the nation and the intersection of race...

Eichmann (2007) 5.9

Eichmann (2007)

Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel as he accounts to Captain Avner Less, a young Israeli police officer, of his past as the architect of Hitler's plan for the fFnal Sol...

4 Presidents (2020) 6.1

4 Presidents (2020)

What is the common thread among the only four U.S. Presidents who have been assassinated - Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy? They were also the only four presidents to ever to take away money-issuing control from...

Fortress of War (2010) 7.5

Fortress of War (2010)

The film shows the heroic defense of the Brest Fortress, which had taken upon the first strike of German fascist invaders on June 22 1941. Story describes the events of the first days of the defense. The film tells about...

Samson and Delilah (1949) 6.8

Samson and Delilah (1949)

Though his people, the Israelites, are enslaved by the Philistines, Samson (Victor Mature), strongest man of the tribe of Dan, falls in love with the Philistine Semadar (Dame Angela Lansbury), whom he wins by virtue of a...

Ironclad (2011) 6.1

Ironclad (2011)

It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free men. Yet within months of pledgi...

Ao: The Last Hunter (2010) 6.4

Ao: The Last Hunter (2010)

When his clan, including his wife and baby girl Néa, are massacred, Ao, a desperate Neanderthal, decides to leave the North country where he has been living for the South where he was born. His aim is to join his twin br...

Zulu Dawn (1979) 6.7

Zulu Dawn (1979)

In 1879 South Africa, the administrators of the British Cape Colony have designs to eliminate the Zulus as a hindrance to their colonial economy. To that end, the British present King Cetshwayo with an impossible ultimat...

Knight Without Armor (1937) 6.8

Knight Without Armor (1937)

Because he can pass as a Russian, A.J. Fothergill is recruited to spy on the revolutionary movement in Russia in 1913. He becomes imprisoned in Siberia, as a revolutionary, until the 1917 uprisings. Amid the turmoil of t...

Chimes at Midnight (1965) 7.8

Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles) is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare's "Henry IV" and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff's career as young Prince Hal's (Keith Baxter's) drinking...

Burnt by the Sun 2 (2010) 4.2

Burnt by the Sun 2 (2010)

Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Burnt by the Sun (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the death sentence in Stalin's Purge,...

Utomlennye solntsem 2 (2011) 4.1

Utomlennye solntsem 2 (2011)

The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp...