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The Zookeepers Wife 2017

War brews over Warsaw in 1939, and while life is still running its course, the Germans are slowly beginning to make their presence felt, with Hitler secretly preparing for the German invasion of Poland. Under those circumstances, the young couple of Jan and Antonina Zabinski continue their daily routine as owners and keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, but soon, as German Luftwaffe's Stukas hammer the Polish capital, their life's work together with the city, will turn to ashes. However, with the zoo liquidated for the war effort and many of its animals tragically perished, what was once an animals' zoo, will now serve as a sanctuary where Antonina, the humanist veterinarian, and Jan can hide the persecuted Polish Jews in plain sight until safe houses are found. That was Jan and Antonina's formidable, yet perilous plan, who regardless of the consequences, refused to wither before the Nazi menace, took matters into their own hands and sheltered 300 Jews under the Germans' noses.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

7 IMDB Rating 3,098 Views
Hotel Rwanda 2004

During the 1990s, some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda--and in an era of high-speed communication and round the clock news, the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. In only three months, one million people were brutally murdered. In the face of these unspeakable actions, inspired by his love for his family, an ordinary man summons extraordinary courage to save the lives of over a thousand helpless refugees, by granting them shelter in the hotel he manages.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Don Cheadle,Xolani Mali,Desmond Dube,Hakeem Kae-Kazim

8.1 IMDB Rating 7,034 Views
Snapphanar 2006

About The War between Sweden and Denmark, and the providence "Skåne" at late 1600Ac

Category: Drama, History

Stars: André Sjöberg,Tuva Novotny,Anders Ekborg,Malin Morgan,Gustaf Skarsgård,Peter Andersson,Kim Bodnia,Jörgen Persson,Samuel Hellström,Adam Lundgren,Dag Malmberg,Harald Leander,Jonas Karlström,Niklas Engdahl,Jonas Sjöqvist

5.3 IMDB Rating 4,555 Views
The Flowers of War 2011

In 1937 China, during the second Sino-Japanese war, a mortician, John (Christian Bale) arrives at a Catholic church in Nanjing to prepare a priest for burial. Upon arrival he finds himself the lone adult among a group of convent girl students and prostitutes from a nearby brothel. When he finds himself in the unwanted position of protector of both groups from the horrors of the invading Japanese army, he discovers the meaning of sacrifice and honor.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, Romantic

Stars: Christian Bale,Ni Ni,Xinyi Zhang,Tianyuan Huang

7.6 IMDB Rating 2,490 Views
Bibeln – Jesus 1999

Jesus dreams of a medieval battle in the name of Jesus Christ and of a dying world war soldier who, in desperation, calls out the name: Jesus. Jesus awakes, distraught. What is the meaning of this nightmare? Why are these strangers using his name? Jesus is a simple carpenter, like his father Joseph. Both are presently looking for work, but they've been wandering for days from town to town without finding any. Times are difficult in Galilee. Roman taxes are stifling the country. The hated Jewish tax collectors, viewed by the people as traitors, rob people of their last means of subsistence. Revolts and bands of revolutionary thieves are spreading uncertainty throughout the land. Herod Antipas, the Jewish king, is merely a weak shadow of his feared father Herod the Great. The real power lies in the hands of Caiphas, the high priest. To strengthen his position, he plays the Jewish interests against the Roman interests with religious fervor. His most dangerous opponent is the new Roman procurator, Pontius Pilate. This hard, people despising military man has an ideal comrade in arms in the cynical author and spy Livius. The two callously attempt to keep rebellious Judea under Roman control. Countless crosses with executed rebels line the streets. The Romans, however, observe the growing power of itinerant preachers and prophets with suspicion. The most influential of these prophets is John the Baptist. He fearlessly condemns Roman lust for power, the decay of religious customs and the reprehensible immorality in the house of Herod. After Joseph's death, Jesus feels abandoned and lonely. He believes that he is not yet strong enough to take up his calling. Then his mother Mary tells him how an angel once revealed to her that she would bear a son, and she tells how determinedly Joseph declared his support for this miraculous child, despite the fact that it was not his own. Further, Mary describes the foreign kings who paid homage to the newborn child. Jesus now realizes that it is time for him to follow his calling. He takes his leave from his previous life and from Mary of Bethany, the woman who loves him. From now on, his life is to be completely devoted to his great mission. Jesus visits John the Baptist. In their childhood days, Joseph raised these two as brothers. They remember their first shared visit to the temple, as well as the fact that, back then, it was Jesus who, as a 12 year old boy, went to the temple without his parents' knowledge, in order to teach in his father's house. Now that Jesus is ready to take up his calling, John agrees to baptize him. At the baptism, a glowing dove appears and a voice calls Jesus by name. After the baptism, Jesus retreats to the desert, alone, to meditate. There, Satan appears to him in the form of a beautiful, beguiling woman and a man in contemporary street clothes. Satan shows Jesus all the unhappiness that his teachings will one day bring to humanity and offers him in exchange real, unlimited power over the Earth. Jesus resists the temptation and, now steadfast, returns home. The first disciples are already slowly beginning to gather around Jesus. They still have doubts, however, as to whether their master is really the heralded Messiah. Only Mary trusts in her son. When the wine runs out at her nephew Benjamin's wedding, she is able to talk Jesus into giving everyone a visible sign of his divine heritage. Jesus asks to have the amphora filled with water and transforms it into wine. This miracle allays his disciples' doubts. Through miracles, Jesus succeeds in allaying the doubts of Simon the Fisher and even those of Thomas, the skeptic. They, too, follow him. At the same time, however, Jesus continually perplexes his followers with his incomprehensible behavior. He shuns the Jewish freedom movement lead by the wild Zealot leader Barnabas, for example, and instead accepts the invitation of Matthew the tax collector. Matthew, too, becomes a follower of Jesus, despite the other disciples' mistrust. When a recently discovered adulteress is to be stoned by an angry mob, Caiphas sees his chance expose to Jesus. He invites the crowd to demand a verdict from Jesus. Jesus, however saves the desperate young woman by declaring that only he who is without sin himself may cast the first stone at her. Ashamed, the mob disperses. Deeply moved by this scene, the former prostitute Mary Magdalene joins the disciples. When Jesus wants to go with his students to the temple to pray, he finds the temple court full of traders and money changers. Suddenly overcome with rage, Jesus hurls their stands to the ground and, wielding a whip, drives the profiteers out of the temple. When neither the Jews nor the Romans show signs of resistance, it becomes clear that Jesus will play an important role in Judea's future religious and political development. John the Baptist, in the meantime, has been executed at the wish of Queen Herodias, the wife of Herod Antipas. Jesus mourns his loss greatly, but he can hardly give in to his pain, as more and more people are coming to him to hear his teachings, even though many of these still seem strange and incomprehensible. For example, Jesus preaches that God favors the meek, the poor and the faint. Above all, however, he doesn't put strict observance of the laws first, but rather love of one's fellow man. Jesus doesn't even shun non-Jews, to his disciples' dismay. All attempts by the ambitious disciple Judas to give Jesus' teachings a political twist fail. Judas is forever trying in vain to gain Jesus' support for the Zealots' freedom fight. Finally, when Jesus brings Lazarus, who is dead and has already been lying in his grave for several days, back to life in front of several onlookers, his popularity knows no bounds. Sitting on a donkey, Jesus rides into Jerusalem and is received like a king by an enormous crowd. Caiphas sees a real threat to his religious authority. He goes to Pilate, who, in fact, officially wants to have nothing to do with Jewish religious matters, but secretly has already planned Jesus' death, together with scheming Livius. He was just waiting for Caiphas to take the initiative. This way, Pilate can pretend that he is merely carrying out the will of the Jewish authorities and does not have to take any personal responsibility for Jesus' death. Jesus himself knows quite well that his death is inevitable. At a last shared supper, he bids his disciples farewell. He tells Judas, however, that he should listen to his conscience for a change. Judas has long been contemplating delivering Jesus to the authorities in order to provoke a rebellion and thus to force Jesus to take political action. He leaves the meal to betray Jesus' location to Caiphas' henchmen. Jesus spends his last hours of freedom with select disciples in a garden near Jerusalem. Again Satan appears to him and tries to talk Jesus into avoiding his death. He tries to convince Jesus that, not only will his death be meaningless, but quite the contrary: it will bring that much more suffering and atrocity into the world. He shows him religious wars and witches being burned. But Jesus believes in the love in people and surrenders to Judas, who is approaching with Caiphas' henchmen. While Jesus is being sent back and forth between Caiphas, Pilate and Herod in a cruel farce, being brutally whipped all the while, his disciples hide in fear. Even courageous Simon, who Jesus once called Peter, the rock, denies knowing his master. Jesus is sentenced to death. Undergoing dreadful torture, he is crucified on a hill near the city. When he dies, the sky becomes dark and an earthquake rocks the land. The disciples take him down from the cross and bury him in a cave. Three days later, however, they find the cave empty. Jesus, alive, appears to them and commands them to proclaim everywhere that love has conquered death. Even doubtful Thomas has to believe the miracle when he is allowed to touch the crucifix wounds on Jesus' hands.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Jeremy Sisto,Debra Messing,Armin Mueller-Stahl,Jacqueline Bisset,Gary Oldman,David O'Hara,Claudio Amendola,G.W. Bailey,Luca Zingaretti,Luca Barbareschi,Christian Kohlund,Elena Sofia Ricci,Stefania Rocca,Gabriella Pession,Maria Cristina Heller

5.7 IMDB Rating 1,896 Views
Soldier Blue 1970

After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. Together, they must try to reach the cavalry's main base camp. As they travel onward, Honus is torn between his growing affection for Cresta, and his disgust for her anti-American beliefs. They reach the cavalry campsite on the eve of an attack on a Cheyenne village, where Honus will learn which side has really been telling him the truth.

Category: History, Western

Stars: Candice Bergen,Peter Strauss,Donald Pleasence,John Anderson,Jorge Rivero,Dana Elcar,Bob Carraway,Martin West,James Hampton,Mort Mills,Jorge Russek,Aurora Clavel,Ralph Nelson

2,068 Views
Zero Dark Thirty 2012

Maya is a CIA operative whose first experience is in the interrogation of prisoners following the Al Qaeda attacks against the U.S. on the 11th September 2001. She is a reluctant participant in extreme duress applied to the detainees, but believes that the truth may only be obtained through such tactics. For several years, she is single-minded in her pursuit of leads to uncover the whereabouts of Al Qaeda's leader, Osama Bin Laden. Finally, in 2011, it appears that her work will pay off, and a U.S. Navy SEAL team is sent to kill or capture Bin Laden. But only Maya is confident Bin Laden is where she says he is.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, Thriller

Stars: Jason Clarke,Reda Kateb,Jessica Chastain,Kyle Chandler

7.4 IMDB Rating 5,531 Views
My Way 2011

Inspired by a true story. Jun Shik works for Tatsuo's grandfather's farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, but he has a dream to participate in Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims to become a marathon runner, so the two are in rivalry. But war breaks out and they both are forced to enlist in the army. Tatsuo becomes the head of defense in Jun Shik's unit and he devises a scheme but fails. Jun Shik and Tatsuo are captured by the Soviets. They run away but soon are captured by Germans and forced to separate. In 1944, they meet again at the shores of Normandy.

Category: Action, Drama, History

Stars: Dong-gun Jang,Jô Odagiri,Bingbing Fan,In-kwon Kim,Seung-hyeon Han,Jin-seok Yang,Ji-han Do,Hee-won Kim,Yeon-hee Lee,Ji-woong Wi,Jong-yeol Jeong,Ho-yeon Lee,Michael Arnold,Michael Frederick Arnold,Ismail Deniz

7.3 IMDB Rating 3,858 Views
Utrensning 2012

A tormented young woman is given a hiding place by an elderly lady and soon they are reminded of their mutual horrendous past.

Category: Drama, History

Stars: Laura Birn,Liisi Tandefelt,Amanda Pilke,Peter Franzén,Krista Kosonen,Tommi Korpela,Kristjan Sarv,Jarmo Mäkinen,Jaanika Arum,Tomi Salmela,Panu Vauhkonen,Taavi Eelmaa,Reino Nordin,Pia Piltz,Sonja Nüganen

7.0 IMDB Rating 2,023 Views
Flykten från Alcatraz 1979

The true story of three inmates who attempt a daring escape from the infamous prison, Alcatraz Island. Although no-one had managed to escape before, bank robber Frank Morris masterminded this elaborately detailed and, as far as anyone knows, ultimately successful, escape. In 29 years, this seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert Stroud, was only broken once by three inmates never heard of again.

Category: Crime, Drama, History

Stars: Clint Eastwood,Patrick McGoohan,Roberts Blossom,Jack Thibeau,Fred Ward,Paul Benjamin,Larry Hankin,Bruce M. Fischer,Frank Ronzio,Fred Stuthman,David Cryer,Madison Arnold,Blair Burrows,Bob Balhatchet,Matthew Locricchio

7.6 IMDB Rating 5,743 Views
Game Change 2012

Summer, 2008: John McCain secures the nomination, but polls behind Barack Obama. Strategist Steve Schmidt suggests a game changer: picking a conservative female with media savvy, unknown Alaska governor Sarah Palin, as vice president. She's an immediate hit and a quick study - the gap closes. Then, Tina Fey's impersonation, a raft of criticism, and missing her family send Palin into a near-catatonic state: she doesn't prepare for her Katie Couric interview and bombs. Schmidt searches for an answer: don't expect her to learn the issues, but give her a script. Palin does well in the debate with Biden; she finds her voice, goes off script, and goes rogue. A mistake?

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Julianne Moore,Woody Harrelson,Ed Harris,Peter MacNicol,Jamey Sheridan,Sarah Paulson,Ron Livingston,David Barry Gray,Larry Sullivan,Mikal Evans,Colby French,Bruce Altman,Spencer Garrett,Brian Howe,John Rothman

7.4 IMDB Rating 2,015 Views
Invictus 2009

The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Morgan Freeman,Matt Damon,Tony Kgoroge,Patrick Mofokeng

7.4 IMDB Rating 3,215 Views
The Lady 2011

THE LADY is an epic love story about how an extraordinary couple and family sacrifice their happiness at great human cost for a higher cause. This is the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a background of political turmoil which continues today. THE LADY also is the story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Markus Waldow,Michelle Yeoh,David Thewlis,Jonathan Raggett

7.1 IMDB Rating 2,233 Views
Valkyrie 2008

In Nazi Germany during World War II, as the tide turned in favor of The Allies, a cadre of senior German officers and politicians desperately plot to topple the Nazi regime before the nation is crushed in a near-inevitable defeat. To this end, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, an Army officer convinced he must save Germany from Hitler, is recruited to mastermind a real plan. To do so, he arranges for the internal emergency measure, Operation: Valkyrie, to be changed to enable his fellows to seize control of Berlin after the assassination of the Fuhrer. However, even as the plan is put into action, a combination of bad luck and human failings conspire on their own to create a tragedy that would prolong the greater one gripping Europe.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, Thriller

Stars: Tom Cruise,Kenneth Branagh,Bill Nighy,Tom Wilkinson

7.1 IMDB Rating 4,954 Views
En Fiende Att Dö För 2012

A German expedition is going to the Norwegian arctic islands of Svaldbard in late August 1939 (back then called Spitsbergen), trying to find proof of the theory that all land on Earth 300 million years ago was connected, before the land broke up into the continents we know today. Just days after arriving in the icy waters, the tense European pre-war situation gets more tense, when Germany then invades Poland, and the second world war starts. The expedition is German, and so is a couple of others, but the captain of the ship is Norwegian, and they also bring a Russian crew, and a Swede and a couple of Brits, one of them is even a Jew. Waiting to be contacted by their respective governments, since they now are all part of a German expedition in wartime, they continue their mission of finding proof of the German Alfred Wegener's theory of Pangaea. The German government is then commanding them to commit a military operation to help sink a British war ship with 1200 soldiers, and ending the expeditions main goal. They are in a situation on a small ship from which they can't escape.

Category: History, Thriller

Stars: Tom Burke,Allan Corduner,Jeanette Hain,Sven Nordin,Axel Prahl,Richard Ulfsäter,Lukasz Simlat,Juha Sorola,Piotr Polk,Matthias Buss,Donald Douglas,Anna Kurkinen,Kai-Birger Sünram,Godehard Giese,Veit Stübner

5.6 IMDB Rating 2,273 Views
Memorial Day 2011

Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself striking a deal with his grandson: Kyle can pick any three souvenirs, and Bud will tell him the stories behind each one. Memorial Day not only takes us on a journey into Bud's complicated wartime past, but also into Kyle's wartime future. As the two men share parallel experiences in combat, they come to realize how that magical day on the porch shaped both of their lives.

Category: Action, Drama, History

Stars: Jonathan Bennett,James Cromwell,John Cromwell,Jackson Bond,Mary Kay Fortier-Spalding,Emily Fradenburgh,Charles Hubbell,Corby Kelly,Chris LeFevere,Steven Luke,Jasper Morgan,Reed Sigmund,Thomas Sellwood,Erin Traxler,Armin Zadeh

5.5 IMDB Rating 2,519 Views
The front line 2011

Towards the end of the Korean War an uneasy ceasefire is ordered, but out on the Eastern front line of the Aerok Hills fierce fighting continues. A race to capture a strategic point to determine a new border between the two Koreas is the ultimate prize. A bullet is then found in the body of dead company commander of the South Korean army. The bullet that killed the company commander belongs to the South Korean army. Lieutenant of the Defense Security Command Kang Eun-Pyo is ordered to go out into the Eastern front line and investigate the murder. When Kang Eun-Pyo arrives in the Aerok Hills he is surprised to find his old friend Kim Soo-Hyeok commanding troops in the Aerok Hills. Kang Eun-Pyo believed Kim Soo-Hyeok was dead. In their younger years, Kim Soo-Hyeok was a meek student, but he eventually became the leader of Aerok company as a lieutenant. The situation in the Aerok company raises many flags in the eyes of Kang Eun-Pyo. Soldiers wear North Korean uniforms inside due to the cold weather, a 20-year-old leads troops as a captain and the reappearance of his old friend Kim Soo-Hyeok. The countdown to the ceasefire begins as the lives of countless soldiers fall to the wayside ...

Category: Drama, History, War

Stars: Ha-kyun Shin,Soo Go,Seung-su Ryu,Chang-Seok Ko,Je-hoon Lee,Jin-woong Jo,In-gi Jeong,Seung-yong Ryoo,Ok-bin Kim,Yeong-seo Park,Seo Joon-Yeol,Seung-min Woo,Min Choi,Jo Min-ho,Rok-kyeong Kim

7.1 IMDB Rating 4,583 Views
1920 Bitwa Warszawska 2011

The First Polish 3D Feature Film! Poland's winning battle against Soviet Russia as seen through the eyes of two young protagonists, Ola and Jan. She is a Warsaw cabaret dancer, while he is ...

Category: Drama, History, Musical

Stars: Borys Szyc,Natasza Urbanska,Daniel Olbrychski,Adam Ferency,Jerzy Bonczak,Boguslaw Linda,Ewa Wisniewska,Aleksandr Domogarov,Olga Kabo,Adam Strzelecki,Michal Zebrowski,Rafal Cieszynski,Lukasz Garlicki,Piotr Glowacki,Wojciech Solarz

4.3 IMDB Rating 1,949 Views
Too Big to Fail 2011

A close look behind the scenes, between late March and mid-October, 2008: we follow Richard Fuld's benighted attempt to save Lehman Brothers; conversations among Hank Paulson (the Secretary of the Treasury), Ben Bernanke (chair of the Federal Reserve), and Tim Geithner (president of the New York Fed) as they seek a private solution for Lehman's; and, back-channel negotiations among Paulson, Warren Buffet, investment bankers, a British regulator, and members of Congress as almost all work to save the U.S. economy. By the end, with the no-strings bailout arranged, modest confidence restored on Wall Street, and a meltdown averted, Paulson wonders if banks will lend.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: James Woods,John Heard,William Hurt,Erin Dilly

7.4 IMDB Rating 2,989 Views
Anonymous 2011

Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, is presented as the real author of Shakespeare's works. Edward's life is followed through flashbacks from a young child, through to the end of his life. He is portrayed as a child prodigy who writes and performs A Midsummer Night's Dream for a young Elizabeth I. A series of events sees his plays being performed by a frontman, Shakespeare.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, Thriller

Stars: Rhys Ifans,Vanessa Redgrave,Sebastian Armesto,Rafe Spall

6.9 IMDB Rating 3,596 Views