Category: History

Why Man Creates (1968) 7.3

Why Man Creates (1968)

Through several amusing live action and animated vignettes, Saul Bass illustrates a fundamental and essential particularity of human nature that keeps us alive and the world turning, evolving and reaching new designs and...

Greyhound (2020) 7.3

Greyhound (2020)

Based upon the novel "The Good Shepherd" by C S Forester, this is the thrilling story of the leader of an Allied convoy crossing the North Atlantic in 1942 as he faces relentless attack by a Nazi submarine wolf pack. The...

Song (2014) 6.9

Song (2014)

'Song' is a story of the last Finnish rune singer and his pupil, and the comforting power of singing. Jussi Huovinen, 89, is the only inhabitant of his remote home village in northern Finland, right next to the Russian b...

The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960) 7.1

The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)

At the height of his fame, Oscar Wilde angers the Marquis of Queensberry by having what is (correctly) believed to be a romantic relationship with Queensberry's son Lord Alfred Douglas ("Bosie"), who is twenty years Wild...

Shakespeare: The Legacy (2016) (TV) 7.1

Shakespeare: The Legacy (2016) (TV)

To the world, Shakespeare left a lasting legacy and an awful lot of unanswered questions. Follow John Nettles as he recounts the life of William Shakespeare.::3DD Productions...

#Anne Frank Parallel Stories (2019) 6.7

#Anne Frank Parallel Stories (2019)

One single Anne Frank moves us more than the countless others who suffered just as she did but whose faces have remained in the shadows-Primo Levi. The Oscar®-winning Helen Mirren will introduce audiences to Anne Frank's...

The Outpost (2020) 6.6

The Outpost (2020)

A small team of U.S. soldiers battle against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.::Anonymous...

Hamilton (2020) 9.1

Hamilton (2020)

"Hamilton" is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and show tunes, "Hamilton" has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a ...

Donner Party: The Musical (2013) 6.5

Donner Party: The Musical (2013)

Snowbound and desperate, some of the Donner Party died of starvation. Some of them did not. They all sang.::Anonymous...

The Portuguese Falcon (2015) 7.1

The Portuguese Falcon (2015)

A satire on anti-communist paranoia in the days of fascist dictatorship in Portugal. The series follows the adventures of the "Lusitanian superhero," the ultra-patriotic Captain Falcao, a man who follows the direct order...

Fanny Lye Deliver’d (2019) 6

Fanny Lye Deliver’d (2019)

Set on an isolated farm in Shropshire in 1657. The story of Fanny Lye, a woman who learns to transcend her oppressive marriage and discover a new world of possibility - albeit at great personal cost. Living a life of Pur...

The Silent Mountain (2014) 5.5

The Silent Mountain (2014)

How war affects the people in the spectacular Dolomiti Mountains at the outbreak of WWI between Italy and Austria-Hungary in 1915....

Tamango (1958) 6.6

Tamango (1958)

A Dutch slave captain, on a voyage to Cuba, faces a revolt fomented by a newly captured African slave, Tamango. The slaves capture the captain's mistress, forcing a showdown....

Damn the Defiant! (1962) 7.1

Damn the Defiant! (1962)

H.M.S. Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer Lieutenant Scott-Padget (Sir Di...

Princess Caraboo (1994) 6

Princess Caraboo (1994)

Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it is understood that the woman is ...

The Far Horizons (1955) 6.1

The Far Horizons (1955)

United States has just acquired Louisiana from France. An expedition led by Lewis and Clark is sent to survey the territory and go where no white man has gone before. Are they able to overcome the dangers with the help o...

Plymouth Adventure (1952) 6.3

Plymouth Adventure (1952)

The story of the voyage of the "Mayflower" in its historic voyage across the Atlantic to the New World. The passenger list includes John Alden and Priscilla Mullins among those who made the 96-day storm-filled crossing. ...

Triumph of the Spirit (1989) 6.8

Triumph of the Spirit (1989)

Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his...

The Gold Bug (2014) 6.5

The Gold Bug (2014)

After an actor finds a treasure map detailing the location of ancient gold hidden near a town in the Misiones province named after the 19th-century politician Leandro N. Alem, he persuades the producers to change the pro...

Something Ventured (2011) 7

Something Ventured (2011)

Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world's most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through timing, foresight, a keen abil...

Heimat is a Space in Time (2019) 7

Heimat is a Space in Time (2019)

Heise's latest, Heimat is a Space in Time, is a monumental work that traces four generations of his family's archives, from the 19th century to the present - their intimate stories revealing the larger cultural and polit...

Witchhammer (1970) 7.9

Witchhammer (1970)

The time is the seventeenth century. The beggar Maryna Schuchová hides the Host in her scarf at the Communion. She admits to the parish priest Schmidt that she intended to give it to the midwife Groerová to heal her aili...

Three Kingdoms (2008) 6.2

Three Kingdoms (2008)

His country torn asunder by civil war, Zhao Zilong, a common man heeds the call of duty and from the humblest of roots rises through the ranks on wings of courage and cunning to command an army charged with liberating th...

The Illusionist (2006) 7.6

The Illusionist (2006)

In late nineteenth century Vienna, renowned illusionist Eisenheim is reunited with the Duchess von Teschen when she is volunteered from the audience to participate in an illusion during one of his performances. Despite h...

Bengal Brigade (1954) 5.7

Bengal Brigade (1954)

At the end of 1856, in Northeast India's Malakai Pass, British Colonial troops under the command of Captain Jeffrey Steven Claybourne are staging an attack on Indian rebels' position. The rebels are part of a major India...

One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977) 7.2

One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977)

The intertwined lives of two women in 1970s France, set against the progress of the women's movement in which Agnes Varda was involved. Pomme and Suzanne meet when Pomme helps Suzanne obtain an abortion after a third pre...

The Legend (1993) 7.2

The Legend (1993)

This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. One of his Governors is sent on...

Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955) 7.2

Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955)

In 8th-century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to provide the Emperor with a consort so that they may consolidate their influence over the court. General An Lushan finds a...

Airlift (2016) 8

Airlift (2016)

It is in this scenario that Ranjit Katyal (played by Akshay Kumar), a wealthy and powerful Indian businessman, who has always seen himself as a Kuwaiti, rather than an Indian, realizes that he no longer wields any influe...

Gate of Hell (1953) 7.2

Gate of Hell (1953)

In 1160, in the Heian Period, Lord Kiyomori travels with his court to another feud and his Castle Sanjo is invaded by two other lords, in a coup. The loyal samurai Moritoh Enda asks the court lady Kesa to pose of the lor...

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013) 6.1

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)

In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have hi...

The Emperor’s Shadow (1996) 7

The Emperor’s Shadow (1996)

Epic drama about China's first emperor (221 BC) who struggles to make his childhood best friend, now China's greatest composer, succumb to his will and compose a grand anthem to his exploits....

Lover of the Last Empress (1995) 5.7

Lover of the Last Empress (1995)

A legendary curse is placed on the fall of the Manchu Dynasty. Empress Dowager Cixi goes from just another pretty face in the harem of the concubines to the First Lady of Vice via various strategies and manipulations in ...

Wolyn (2016) 7.6

Wolyn (2016)

Despite being in love with a Ukrainian boy from the same village, Polish girl named Zosia is forced into marrying a wealthy widower. Soon World War II begins and ethnic tensions arise. Amidst the war chaos Zosia tries to...

Antony and Cleopatra (1972) 5.9

Antony and Cleopatra (1972)

After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Oc...

Joan the Maid 1: The Battles (1994) 7.1

Joan the Maid 1: The Battles (1994)

A part of Joan of Arc's life. At the beginning, Jeanne (Joan) has already left Domremy, she is trying to convince a captain to escort her to the Dauphin. It ends during Jeanne's first battle, at Orleans. Meanwhile, Jeann...

Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (1994) 7.3

Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (1994)

Film about the later life of Joan Of Arc including her trial and execution....

Saka: The Martyrs of Nankana Sahib (2016) 6.8

Saka: The Martyrs of Nankana Sahib (2016)

Based on the 1921 Nankana Sahib massacre and the events that led up to it....

Old Ironsides (1926) 6.6

Old Ironsides (1926)

Early in the 19th century, the USS Constitution is launched as part of an effort to stop piracy in the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, a young man determined to go to sea is befriended by the bos'n of the merchant ship Esther,...

Toman (2018) 6.6

Toman (2018)

This fascinating historical drama looks at the life of "the Czech Schindler," Zdenek Toman, a controversial figure who was an unsavory politician and dubious entrepreneur, but also the savior of hundreds of European Jews...