Category: History

The Glorias (2020) 3.2

The Glorias (2020)

The story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem's itinerant childhood's influence on her life as a writer, activist and organizer for women's rights worldwide.::Anonymous...

Bobby (2006) 7

Bobby (2006)

Tuesday, June 4, 1968: the California Presidential primary. As day breaks, Robert F. Kennedy arrives at the Ambassador Hotel. He'll campaign, then speak to supporters at midnight. To capture the texture of the late 1960s...

History of the World: Part I (1981) 6.9

History of the World: Part I (1981)

From the dawn of man to the distant future, mankind's evolution (or lack thereof) is traced. Often ridiculous but never serious, we learn the truth behind the Roman Emperor, we learn what really happened at the Last Supp...

Artemisia (1997) 6.6

Artemisia (1997)

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter Orazio Gentileschi. Her professional...

Passchendaele (2008) 6.4

Passchendaele (2008)

Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual ...

Dunkirk (1958) 7

Dunkirk (1958)

Two stories in one, an easygoing British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. He has to get them back to Britain somehow. Meanwhile, British civilians are be...

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) 7.4

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

In the early 1950's, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his producer Fr...

The Secret Mission (2019) 6.3

The Secret Mission (2019)

Set in the 1940's when Korea was under Japanese occupation. Korean people were banned from speaking their own language during that time....

Francis of Assisi (1961) 6.3

Francis of Assisi (1961)

Francis Bernardone (Bradford Dillman) is the son of a wealthy cloth merchant in Assisi, who gives up all his worldly goods to dedicate himself to God. Clare (Dolores Hart) is a young aristocratic woman who, according to ...

War Horse (2011) 7.2

War Horse (2011)

On the outbreak of the First World War, Albert's beloved horse 'Joey' is sold to the Cavalry by his Father. After being sent to France, in a bid to survive, Joey has an unexpected journey across war torn Europe. Albert e...

Sny (1993) 6.6

Sny (1993)

Russian countess in 1893 has strange dreams about herself living a life as a dishwasher in 1993' Moscow after dissolution of the USSR.::Trof...

Shanghai Triad (1995) 7.1

Shanghai Triad (1995)

Uncle Liu brings his cousin to Shanghai to work for 'Boss,' the leader of a powerful drug empire in the 1930's. Shuisheng, a simple country boy is awed and overwhelmed by the opulence and immense wealth he is suddenly su...

North West Mounted Police (1940) 6.6

North West Mounted Police (1940)

Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers ("Isn't that a contradiction in terms?", another character asks him) travels to Canada in the 1880s in search of Jacques Corbeau, who is wanted for murder. He wanders into the midst of the Riel ...

Goya’s Ghosts (2006) 6.9

Goya’s Ghosts (2006)

The painter Goya becomes involved with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse, Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Her father, Thomas, comes to him hoping that his connection with Brother Lorenzo, whom he is paint...

“Solomon” (1997) (mini) 6.5

“Solomon” (1997) (mini)

David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the throne and only one can be succe...

Mystic India (2005) 7.7

Mystic India (2005)

11-year old Neelkanth has long dreamed of being a Yogi, and in the darkness of the rainy evening of June 29, 1792 he secretly leaves his family behind in the Northern India city of Ayodhya by plunging himself into the Sa...

Les Unwanted de Europa (2018) 6

Les Unwanted de Europa (2018)

The film retraces the events of a trail in the Pyrenees, which fleeing fascism that was infecting the heart of Europe. Catalans and internationalist militants fleeing the Franco regime before; Jews, communists and dissid...

American Moon (2017) 8.4

American Moon (2017)

This documentary examines the authenticity of the photographic record of NASA's Apollo missions.::lianzantoro...

The Edelweiss Pirates (2004) 6.1

The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)

Cologne-Ehrenfeld, November 1944. They're young, wild and rebellious, like young people anywhere and in any time. But working-class boys Karl and his younger brother Peter are Edelweiss Pirates. They oppose the Nazis, an...

DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003) (TV) 4.5

DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003) (TV)

Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the day of the attacks, and following the President's journey to...

Rhino Season (2012) 6.4

Rhino Season (2012)

Sahel, a poet from the shah era, and Mina, daughter of a wealthy family, are in love. Also Mina's driver is in love with her, as the revolution approaches. The driver becomes a high rank revolutionary and with this power...

Once Upon a Time in Vietnam (2013) 5.3

Once Upon a Time in Vietnam (2013)

While on a mission to retrieve fugitives in Vietnam, Dao, a commander in the Emperor's army, finds himself in the middle of a deadly conflict raging between a tyrannical crime boss, and the peaceful town that he has unde...

The Spy (2019) 6.1

The Spy (2019)

Sonja Wigert is a diva and star in Stockholm when WW2 breaks out, rapidly getting attention from the Nazi officer Josef Terboven. She's then recruited by Swedish intelligence as a spy, but Terboven makes her spy on the S...

Ezer Kenegdo (2017) 5.3

Ezer Kenegdo (2017)

Frictions develop when Yisroel "Izzy" Jonigkeyt, a Chassidic Jew from Crown Heights, travels to San Francisco to visit Polish-born Catholic friend Marek Wisniewski with the intent of discovering why a Bay Area art-world ...

The Star (2002) 7.1

The Star (2002)

The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special ...

One Hundred and One Nights (1995) 6.1

One Hundred and One Nights (1995)

Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made. Also, a line of movie stars comes to visit him, ...

The Ashes (1965) 7

The Ashes (1965)

Set in the time of Napoleon wars, shows how the wars swept over the unfortunate Polish country at the beginning of the 19th century. Story revolves around the Polish legion under command of General Dabrowski, who then fo...

Mandingo (1975) 6.3

Mandingo (1975)

It's the mid-nineteenth century Louisiana. Falconhurst, a run down plantation, is owned by Warren Maxwell, and largely run by his son, Hammond Maxwell, who walks with a limp due to a childhood accident. Hammond is under ...

Rebellion (2011) 6.9

Rebellion (2011)

April 1988, Ouvea island, New Caledonia. 30 policemen held hostage by a group of Kanak separatists. 300 soldiers sent from France to restore order. 2 men face to face: Philippe Legorjus, captain of the GIGN and Alphonse ...

“Air Emergency” (2003) 8.8

“Air Emergency” (2003)

Major real-life air disasters are depicted in this TV series. Each episode features a detailed dramatized reconstruction of the incident based on cockpit voice recorders and air traffic control transcripts, as well as ey...

Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown (2016) (TV) 8.1

Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown (2016) (TV)

Since the early days, Jerry Lewis - in the line of Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel - had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He...

Pharaoh (1966) 7.5

Pharaoh (1966)

Young Pharaoh Ramses XIII clashes with Egypt's clergy over influence on the affairs of the state and its coffers.::Anonymous...

Silence (2016) 7.2

Silence (2016)

Intent on investigating the truth behind Father Cristovão Ferreira's abrupt end of correspondence, the devout Portuguese Catholic priests, Sebastião Rodrigues and Francisco Garupe, set off to Japan, in 1633. In great dis...

Rising Free (2019) 6.3

Rising Free (2019)

In late nineteenth-century America, Rising Free portrays the story of a young woman living in the aftermath of racial prejudice. Surrounded by danger of being sold and further stripped of freedom, she discovers hope thro...

“Secrets of the Dead” (2000) 7.8

“Secrets of the Dead” (2000)

Mysteries involving notable historical events, people and locations are scientifically examined.::Kenneth Chisholm...

The Affair of the Necklace (2001) 6.1

The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

Paris, 1786: a woman in court. The Crown murdered her father for his views about the poor, now Jeanne wants her home and good name back. She believes all can be set right if she can talk to the Queen, whose House Ministe...

The Return of Martin Guerre (1982) 7.4

The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)

During the middle of the 16th century, Martin Guerre returns to his village in southwestern France, after being away in the war for almost a decade. The villagers who knew him as a young man suspect he is not Martin, but...

The Broken Tower (2011) 5.1

The Broken Tower (2011)

A look at the dreams, unapologetic love of men , manic highs and depressive, death-haunted lows of early 20th century rebellious, self-destructive visionary poet Hart Crane from his early years as the son of a wealthy Cl...

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (2019) 7.3

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (2019)

In 1933 in Berlin. Anna is only nine years old when her life changes from the ground up. To escape the Nazis, her father Arthur Kemper, a well-known Jewish journalist, has to flee to Zurich. His family, Anna, her twelve-...

Sunshine (1999) 7.5

Sunshine (1999)

The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent jud...