Category: History

Air Force-1943 7

Air Force-1943

On December 6, 1941 nine B-17 bomber set off on a flight from San Francisco to Hawaii. One of the bombers, the Mary Ann, is commanded by 'Irish' Quincannon. The bombardier, Tommy McMartin, has a sister living in Hawaii a...

The Legend of Hell’s Gate: An American Conspiracy-2011 4.3

The Legend of Hell’s Gate: An American Conspiracy-2011

Surrounded by whisky-fueled outlaws and a treacherous wilderness, how is one to survive? Based on real events, this Texas based tale uncovers the mystery of the events surrounding the legendary Hell's Gate, a cliff forma...

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap-2015 6.1

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap-2015

CODE documentary exposes the dearth of female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse prog...

The Prisoner of Shark Island-1936 7.3

The Prisoner of Shark Island-1936

A few short hours after President Lincoln has been assassinated, Dr. Samuel Mudd gives medical treatment to a wounded man who shows up at his door. Mudd has no idea that the president is dead and that he is treating his ...

The Village of Peace-2014 7.5

The Village of Peace-2014

The Village of Peace reveals the untold story of the African Hebrew Israelites, an incredible group originally from Chicago, now thriving in the Israeli desert. The stories and perspectives of four Village members are wo...

Reunification-2015 8.8

Reunification-2015

Between faded family photographs, old video footage, and interviews collected through the years, Alvin Tsang's REUNIFICATION bears the look and feel of a documentary that's taken decades to produce. Perhaps it required a...

Once Upon a Time in the North-2012 6.2

Once Upon a Time in the North-2012

On the West Coast on Finland in nineteenth-century Ostrobothnia. Esko is the leader of a local gang of troublemakers and an uneven battle ensues over the estate, honor a father's last wishes.::M.I.C...

The Fighting 69th-1940 6.7

The Fighting 69th-1940

"The Fighting 69th" is a First World War regiment of mostly New York-Irish soldiers. Amongst a cocky crew, perhaps the cockiest is Jerry Plunkett, a scrappy fellow who looks out only for himself. The officers and non-com...

Seven Cities of Gold-1955 6

Seven Cities of Gold-1955

In the eighteenth century, a Spanish expedition is looking for seven cities of gold in a territory now known as California. A very difficult task due the opposition of the aborigines, but perhaps a divine intervention co...

Commandos Strike at Dawn-1942 6.6

Commandos Strike at Dawn-1942

Erik Toresen, widower and fishery observer, leads a quiet life in a small Norwegian town; but after the Nazi occupation, German abuses lead Erik to form a Resistance group. After a killing, Erik flees to the wilderness a...

Bhowani Junction-1956 6.4

Bhowani Junction-1956

The year is 1947, the British are on the verge of finally leaving India. Amongst the few who are sorry to see the British leave are the Anglo-Indians, half British and half Indian, for they are going to miss the patronag...

Wuthering Heights-1992 6.8

Wuthering Heights-1992

Heathcliff is Cathy Earnshaw's foster brother; more than that, he is her other half. When forces within and without tear them apart, Heathcliff wreaks vengeance on those he holds responsible, even into a second generatio...

Kingdom-2019 7.2

Kingdom-2019

In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom....

To Kill a Priest-1988 6.1

To Kill a Priest-1988

A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.::anonymous...

Storming Juno-2010 6.9

Storming Juno-2010

In June 1944, the Western Allies invaded the Third Reich in Operation Overlord, and Canada was a participant with its area of operations in Normandy, France designated Juno Beach. This film depicts the true stories of se...

Bill-2015 6.5

Bill-2015

A down on his luck William "Bill" Shakespeare decides to pursue his latest dream: to be an aspiring writer. His adventure soon becomes dangerous when he is caught between a act of murder....

The Last Command-1928 8

The Last Command-1928

A decorated, aristocratic Czarist General is reduced to penury after the collapse of Imperial Russia. An old adversary, now a successful director hires the general to re-enact the revolution which deposed him....

The Howards of Virginia-1940 6.2

The Howards of Virginia-1940

Beautiful young Virginian Jane steps down from her proper aristocratic upbrining when she marries down-to-earth surveyor Matt Howard. Matt joins the Colonial forces in their fight for freedom against England. Matt will m...

Judy-2019 7.2

Judy-2019

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.::BritFlicks1...

The Hidden Blade-2004 7.7

The Hidden Blade-2004

During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan (Unasaka) to take an important ...

Barefoot Gen-1983 8

Barefoot Gen-1983

Gen and his family are living in Hiroshima as Japan nears the end of World War II. Gen's father has come to believe that the war is unwinnable, thus earning the wrath of the town officials and, in turn, discrimination fr...

Into the Storm-2009 7.1

Into the Storm-2009

Winston Churchill is named Prime Minister on the very day the Nazis launch their invasion of the low countries and France. The immediate concern is the fate of the British Expeditionary Force now trapped with their back ...

Santiago, Italia-2018 7.2

Santiago, Italia-2018

After the coup d'État of the Democratic government of Allende, the embassy of Italy in Santiago played a major role in helping the opposers of the regime, and extradited many of them Italy. These brave men are represente...

Salome-1953 5.9

Salome-1953

In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias. The latter wants John dead, but Herod fears to harm him due to a prophecy. Enter beautiful Princess Sal...

Aterro-2011 7.7

Aterro-2011

Landfill is a documentary that emerged from the perception of a paradox in relation to litter. While most people want to get rid of it, I met some ladies, pioneers of recycling, that they miss the trash from others in si...

Danny Says-2015 6.7

Danny Says-2015

Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Co...

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing-1955 6.5

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing-1955

It's the early twentieth century New York City. There exists a high level of animosity by Harry Thaw, a wealthy Pittsburgh businessman, toward renowned architect Stanford White for Harry feeling those dealing with the Ne...

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo-1944 7.3

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo-1944

The amazingly detailed true story of "The Doolittle Raid" based on the personal account by Doolittle Raider Ted Lawson. Stunned by Pearl Harbor and a string of defeats, America needed a victory - badly. To that end, Colo...

Vanishing of the Bees-2009 7.1

Vanishing of the Bees-2009

This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines our current agricultural landscape and celebra...

The Birdcatcher-2019 7.3

The Birdcatcher-2019

On her attempt to flee the Nazi round-up in Norway, Esther finds herself alone, on an occupied farm forced to conceal her identity; leading to a series of choices and consequences which shift the paths of those around he...

Nightwatching-2007 6.5

Nightwatching-2007

The year 1642 marks the turning point in the life of the famous Dutch painter, Rembrandt, turning him from a wealthy respected celebrity into a discredited pauper. At the insistence of his pregnant wife Saskia, Rembrandt...

Cheyenne Autumn-1964 6.8

Cheyenne Autumn-1964

When the government agency fails to deliver even the meager supplies due by treaty to the proud Cheyenne tribe in their barren desert reserve, the starving Indians have taken more abuse than it's worth and break it too b...

Unlocking the Cage-2016 6.9

Unlocking the Cage-2016

Follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans, by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform a chimpanzee from a 'thing' wit...

The Russian Revolution-2017 6.4

The Russian Revolution-2017

A brief yet comprehensive documentary overview of the downfall of the Romanov dynasty and the evolution of Lenin's Ulyanov family, from the terrible acts and subsequent hanging of his brother to his own hunger for a revo...

The White Dawn-1974 7.1

The White Dawn-1974

In 1896, three whalers are stranded in the Arctic North Canada and seek refuge with an Eskimo tribe. Gradually, they gain control with the Eskimo village and introduce gambling, booze, theft, and their special variation ...

Ask for Jane-2018 6.2

Ask for Jane-2018

BASED ON A TRUE STORY Chicago, 1969 - Imagine a world where abortion is punishable by prison, and getting birth control is nearly impossible. As a result, women die every day from taking matters into their own hands. Whe...

Ivan the Terrible, Part I-1944 7.8

Ivan the Terrible, Part I-1944

In 1547, Ivan IV (1530-1584), archduke of Moscow, crowns himself Tsar of Russia and sets about reclaiming lost Russian territory. In scenes of his coronation, his wedding to Anastasia, his campaign against the Tartars in...

Ivan the Terrible, Part II-1958 7.9

Ivan the Terrible, Part II-1958

His wife dead from poisoning and his chief warrior, Kurbsky, defected to the Poles, Ivan is lonely as he pursues a unified Russia with no foreign occupiers. Needing friendship, he brings to court Kolychev, now Philip the...

A Deeper Shade of Blue-2011 6.5

A Deeper Shade of Blue-2011

This is not a surf movie, it is a film about surfing's deepest roots: in the subconscious; in ancient lore; in the craft of surfboard building; in man's perpetual quest for a joyful relationship with the natural world.::...

Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig-2015 6.8

Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig-2015

New York City. 1987. A new group of individuals arrives to fill the artistic power vacuum created by Andy Warhol's untimely death and the demise of his "Factory", in the form of The Club Kids. They would reign supreme ov...