Category: History

Donner Party: The Musical 2013 6.5

Donner Party: The Musical 2013

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

The Portuguese Falcon 2015 7.1

The Portuguese Falcon 2015

Storyline: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...

Fanny Lye Deliver’d 2019 6

Fanny Lye Deliver’d 2019

Storyline: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 ...

The Silent Mountain 2014 5.5

The Silent Mountain 2014

Storyline:How war affects the people in the spectacular Dolomiti Mountains at the outbreak of WWI between Italy and Austria-Hungary in 1915. Written by Waqar Kaim Khani/PRUser Reviews: This film is the...

Tamango 1958 6.5

Tamango 1958

Storyline: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. Written by Bruce...

Princess Caraboo 1994 6

Princess Caraboo 1994

Storyline: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 ...

Damn the Defiant! 1962 7.1

Damn the Defiant! 1962

Storyline: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-P...

The Far Horizons 1955 6.1

The Far Horizons 1955

Storyline: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 wi...

Plymouth Adventure 1952 6.3

Plymouth Adventure 1952

Storyline: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-fill...

Triumph of the Spirit 1989 6.8

Triumph of the Spirit 1989

Storyline: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 amu...

The Gold Bug 2014 6.5

The Gold Bug 2014

Storyline: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 c...

Atomic Fracking in Wyoming: The Story of Project Wagon Wheel 2019

Storyline:In the 1960s, the US government came up with an experimental plan supported by the oil companies to try using nuclear explosions to extract natural gas in the American West. The tests set for Wyoming were kn...

Something Ventured 2011 7

Something Ventured 2011

Storyline: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...

Heimat is a Space in Time 2019 7

Heimat is a Space in Time 2019

Storyline: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 cultu...

Witchhammer 1970 7.9

Witchhammer 1970

Storyline: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 ...

Three Kingdoms 2008 6.2

Three Kingdoms 2008

Storyline: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 ...

The Illusionist 2006 7.6

The Illusionist 2006

Storyline: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 performanc...

Bengal Brigade 1954 5.7

Bengal Brigade 1954

Storyline: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 ...

One Sings, the Other Doesn’t 1977 7.2

One Sings, the Other Doesn’t 1977

Storyline: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 afte...

The Legend 1993 7.2

The Legend 1993

Storyline: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 Governo...

Princess Yang Kwei-fei 1955 7.2

Princess Yang Kwei-fei 1955

Storyline: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 L...

Airlift 2016 8

Airlift 2016

Storyline: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 wiel...

Gate of Hell 1953 7.2

Gate of Hell 1953

Storyline: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 po...

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas 2013 6.1

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas 2013

Storyline: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 ord...

Lover of the Last Empress 1995 5.7

Lover of the Last Empress 1995

Storyline: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 mani...

The Emperor’s Shadow 1996 7

The Emperor’s Shadow 1996

Storyline: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. ...

Wolyn 2016 7.6

Wolyn 2016

Storyline: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 Z...

Antony and Cleopatra 1972 5.9

Antony and Cleopatra 1972

Storyline: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 ...

Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons 1994 7.3

Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons 1994

Storyline:Film about the later life of Joan Of Arc including her trial and execution.User Reviews: My only major problem with Parts 1 and 2 of La Pucelle is that, historically, the guy who was the eminence gris and st...

Joan the Maid 1: The Battles 1994 7.1

Joan the Maid 1: The Battles 1994

Storyline: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. Mea...