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Wasp Network
  • Wasp Network (2020)
  • Drama, History, Thriller
  • Havana, Cuba, 1990. René González, an airplane pilot, unexpectedly flees the country, leaving behind his wife Olga and his daughter Irma, and begins a new life in Miami, where he becomes a member of an anti-Castro organization.
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Wasp Network
1917
  • 1917 (2019)
  • Drama, Action, History, War
  • At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.
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1917
The Imitation Game
  • The Imitation Game (2014)
  • Drama, History, Thriller, War
  • Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.
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The Imitation Game
Schindler's List
  • Schindler's List (1993)
  • Drama, History, War
  • The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
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Schindler's List
The Outpost
  • The Outpost (2020)
  • Drama, History, War
  • A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.
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The Outpost
Lawrence of Arabia
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Adventure, Drama, History, War
  • The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.
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Lawrence of Arabia
Apollo 13
  • Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Drama, History
  • The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy.
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Apollo 13
Braveheart
  • Braveheart (1995)
  • Drama, Action, History, War
  • Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.
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Braveheart
Saving Private Ryan
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • Drama, History, War
  • As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
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Saving Private Ryan
Hidden Figures
  • Hidden Figures (2016)
  • Drama, History
  • The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
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Hidden Figures
Midway
  • Midway (2019)
  • Drama, Action, History, War
  • The story of the Battle of Midway, and the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome massive odds.
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Midway
Black Hawk Down
  • Black Hawk Down (2001)
  • Action, History, War
  • When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
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Black Hawk Down
Hamilton
  • Hamilton (2020)
  • Drama, History, Music
  • An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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Hamilton
JFK
  • JFK (1991)
  • Drama, History, Thriller
  • This acclaimed Oliver Stone drama presents the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison. When Garrison begins to doubt conventional thinking on the murder, he faces government resistance, and, after the killing of suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, he closes the case. Later, however, Garrison reopens the investigation, finding evidence of an extensive conspiracy behind Kennedy's death.
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JFK
The Irishman
  • The Irishman (2019)
  • Drama, History, Crime
  • Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.
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The Irishman
Troy
  • Troy (2004)
  • Adventure, History
  • In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans.
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Troy
Escape From Pretoria
  • Escape From Pretoria (2020)
  • Drama, History, Thriller
  • South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison.
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Escape From Pretoria
Victoria & Abdul
  • Victoria & Abdul (2017)
  • Drama, History
  • Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
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Victoria & Abdul
BlacKkKlansman
  • BlacKkKlansman (2018)
  • Drama, Comedy, History, Crime
  • Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.
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BlacKkKlansman
Dolemite Is My Name
  • Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
  • Drama, Comedy, History
  • The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.
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Dolemite Is My Name
The Last Samurai
  • The Last Samurai (2003)
  • Drama, Action, History, War
  • Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.
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The Last Samurai
All the President's Men
  • All the President's Men (1976)
  • Drama, History, Thriller, Mystery
  • In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National Headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of names and addresses of Republican fund organizers on the accused further arouses his suspicions. After the editor of the Post runs with the story and assigns Woodward and Carl Bernstein to it, they find the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party—and eventually into the White House itself.
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All the President's Men
Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
  • Drama, History, War
  • WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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Hacksaw Ridge
12 Years a Slave
  • 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • Drama, History
  • In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.
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12 Years a Slave
Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
  • History, Romance
  • A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
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Memoirs of a Geisha
The Patriot
  • The Patriot (2000)
  • Drama, Action, History, War
  • After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son.
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The Patriot
Papillon
  • Papillon (2017)
  • Drama, History, Crime
  • Henri “Papillon” Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld, is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, where he forges a strong friendship with Louis Dega, a counterfeiter who needs his protection.
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Papillon
Kingdom of Heaven
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, War
  • After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
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Kingdom of Heaven
Togo
  • Togo (2019)
  • Adventure, Drama, History, Family
  • The untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that takes you across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo.
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Togo
The Favourite
  • The Favourite (2018)
  • Drama, Comedy, History
  • England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favourite.
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The Favourite