Category: history

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 a...

Quiz Show (1994) 7.5

Quiz Show (1994)

An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focuses on two contestants on the show "Twenty-One": Herbert Stempe...

Coup d’Etat (1973) 6.9

Coup d’Etat (1973)

Ikka Kita is a revolutionary, who suffers when he is brought his younger brother's clothes, still smeared with his blood. Ikka's brother followed the revoltionary's precept and acted, attempting on the life of a finan...

The Last King (2016) 6.1

The Last King (2016)

In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the co...

Taras Bulba (1962) 6.4

Taras Bulba (1962)

A "Romeo and Juliet" story that takes place in the late 16 c. Ukraine. Taras has settled into comfortable farm life after years of adventures and swashbuckling with his cossack companions. Though not wealthy, he is ab...

Decade of Fire (2019) 7.1

Decade of Fire (2019)

As a kid in the South Bronx in the 1970s, Vivian Vazquez watched her tight-knit community become a burned-out ruin as an epidemic of fires raged through her Black and Puerto Rican neighborhood. As Vivian seeks to unde...

A Deeper Shade of Blue (2011) 6.3

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.

A Story from Chikamatsu (1954) 8

A Story from Chikamatsu (1954)

To save her brother and the ancestral house from the heavy burden of an unfulfilled debt, Osan--the noble wife of the parsimonious but reputable scroll-maker, Ishun--turns to her husband's kind-hearted employee, Mohei...

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 a...

Prosecuting Evil (2018) 7.4

Prosecuting Evil (2018)

A portrait of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, who continues to wage his lifelong crusade in the fight for law and peace.

Shackleton’s Captain (TV Movie 2012) 7.5

Shackleton’s Captain (TV Movie 2012)

Captain Frank Worsley signs on as Captain of the Endurance to navigate Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew to Antarctica. When the expedition ship is crushed; Worsley's seamanship and navigational skills saves them all.

Torpedo (2019) 5.9

Torpedo (2019)

During the height of World War II, commander Stan and a courageous group of resistance fighters are given a suicide mission to deliver a stolen Nazi submarine filled with atomic uranium. Hunted down by Hitler's army, ...

Victoria & Abdul (2017) 6.8

Victoria & Abdul (2017)

Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's (Dame Judi Dench's) golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the Queen. As Victoria questions the constrictions of h...

Forever Enthralled (2008) 6.6

Forever Enthralled (2008)

A biographical account of Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star.

Operation Dunkirk (Video 2017) 3.5

Operation Dunkirk (Video 2017)

A band of soldiers must battle their way through Nazi territory to rescue a scientist that could help turn the tide of WWII.

Night Crossing (1982) 6.5

Night Crossing (1982)

In 1978, in East Germany, two families, the Strelzyks and the Wetzels, make plans to escape the Communist East and flee to the West. Peter Strelzyk comes up with a daring idea to construct a homemade air balloon big e...

The Iron Horse (1924) 7.2

The Iron Horse (1924)

Springfield, Illinois. Brandon, a surveyor, dreams of building a railway to the west, but Marsh, a contractor, is sceptical. Abraham Lincoln looks on as their children, Davy Brandon and Miriam Marsh, play together. Br...

The Young Victoria (2009) 7.3

The Young Victoria (2009)

Dominated by her possessive mother and her bullying consort, Conroy, since childhood, teen-aged Victoria refuses to allow them the power of acting as her regent in the last days of her uncle William IV's rule. Her Ger...

Fatal Vision (TV Mini-Series 1984) 7.8

Fatal Vision (TV Mini-Series 1984)

In 1970, military doctor Jeffrey MacDonald reports a hideous and confusing story: a gang of hippies akin to the Manson Family broke into his North Carolina home and slaughtered his pregnant wife and two daughters, whi...

Culloden (TV Movie 1964) 7.8

Culloden (TV Movie 1964)

A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present.

The Front Runner (2018) 6.1

The Front Runner (2018)

Gary Hart, a U.S. senator from Colorado, is the widely accepted front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. After losing the 1984 nomination to vice-president Walter Mondale, Hart decides to r...

Escape from Sobibor (TV Movie 1987) 7.4

Escape from Sobibor (TV Movie 1987)

During World War II, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewi...

The Battle of Port Arthur (1980) 6.6

The Battle of Port Arthur (1980)

Depicts the bloody siege of the fortress Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War 1904 - 1905. In the story dominated the character Lt Takeshi Kogyo (Teruhiko Aoi), teachers, and a reserve officer who became commande...

The Mission (1986) 7.4

The Mission (1986)

Jeremy Irons plays a Spanish Jesuit who goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region. Robert DeNiro plays a slave hunter who is converted and joins Iro...

Salome (1953) 5.9

Salome (1953)

In the reign of Tiberius Caesar (Sir Cedric Hardwicke), Gallilean prophet John the Baptist (Alan Badel) preaches against King Herod (Charles Laughton) and Queen Herodias (Dame Judith Anderson). The latter wants John d...

Quest for Fire (1981) 7.3

Quest for Fire (1981)

Anthony Burgess created the primitive language for the early humans in this prehistoric adventure about a trio of warriors who travel the savanna, encountering sabre-toothed tigers, mammoths and cannibalistic tribes i...

A Field in England (2013) 6.3

A Field in England (2013)

Fleeing for their lives, a small party abandon their Civil War confederates and escape through an overgrown field. Thinking only of what lays behind, they are ambushed by two dangerous men and made to search the field...

Killing Jesus (TV Movie 2015) 4.6

Killing Jesus (TV Movie 2015)

A miniseries chronicling the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Francesco (1989) 6.4

Francesco (1989)

The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away ...

Testament of Youth (2014) 7.3

Testament of Youth (2014)

A long, long time ago, back in the spring of 1914, they were so happy together. There was Vera Brittain, an upper class girl with ideas of her own; and her bright brother Edward; and his group of friends among whom Ro...