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The Physician (2013)

The Physician (2013)

The Physician (2013)

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155min

England, 1021. Rob Cole, a boy born in a miserable mining town, swears to become a physician and vanquish disease and death. His harsh path of many years, a quest for knowledge besieged by countless challenges and sacrifices, leads him to the remote Isfahan, in Persia, where he meets Ibn Sina, the greatest healer of his time.

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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

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125min

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

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The Railway Man (2013)

The Railway Man (2013)

The Railway Man (2013)

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116min

A victim from World War II’s “Death Railway” sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.

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The Grandmaster (2013)

The Grandmaster (2013)

The Grandmaster (2013)

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130min

Ip Man’s peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family’s honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San.

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The Wind Rises (2013)

The Wind Rises (2013)

The Wind Rises (2013)

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126min

A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

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117min

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years a Slave (2013)

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134min

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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A Royal Affair (2012)

A Royal Affair (2012)

A Royal Affair (2012)

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137min

A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.

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Red Tails (2012)

Red Tails (2012)

Red Tails (2012)

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125min

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

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Game Change (2012)

Game Change (2012)

Game Change (2012)

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118min

During the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, becomes a drain upon McCain and his strategists.

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Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)

Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)

Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)

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134min

Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father opened the Kamiya Kasshin-ryu, a kendo school located in Tokyo and Kaoru is now an instructor there. Kaoru then invites Kenshin to stay at her dojo. Their relationship develops further, but Kenshin is still haunted by his violent past…

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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

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157min

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.

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Lincoln (2012)

Lincoln (2012)

Lincoln (2012)

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149min

The revealing story of the 16th US President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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Anonymous (2011)

Anonymous (2011)

Anonymous (2011)

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130min

Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare’s plays.

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Ironclad (2011)

Ironclad (2011)

Ironclad (2011)

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121min

In the year 1215, the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, a seminal document that upheld the rights of free men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel’s momentous struggle for justice and freedom.

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J. Edgar (2011)

J. Edgar (2011)

J. Edgar (2011)

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137min

As the face of law enforcement in the United States for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career, and his life.

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23-F: la película (2011)

23-F: la película (2011)

23-F: la película (2011)

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105min

The failed coup d’état of February 23, 1981, which began with the capture of the Congress of Deputies and ended with the release of parliamentarians, put at serious risk the Spanish democracy.

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The Way Back (2010)

The Way Back (2010)

The Way Back (2010)

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133min

At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and several nations.

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The Round Up (2010)

The Round Up (2010)

The Round Up (2010)

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115min

A faithful retelling of the 1942 “Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup” and the events surrounding it.

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The King’s Speech (2010)

The King’s Speech (2010)

The King’s Speech (2010)

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118min

The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (‘Bertie’) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

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Invictus (2009)

Invictus (2009)

Invictus (2009)

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134min

Newly elected President Nelson 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.

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Public Enemies (2009)

Public Enemies (2009)

Public Enemies (2009)

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140min

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger’s charm and audacity endear him to much of America’s downtrodden public, but he’s also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.

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The Young Victoria (2009)

The Young Victoria (2009)

The Young Victoria (2009)

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105min

As the only legitimate heir of England’s King William, teenage Victoria gets caught up in the political machinations of her own family. Victoria’s mother wants her to sign a regency order, while her Belgian uncle schemes to arrange a marriage between the future monarch and Prince Albert, the man who will become the love of her life.

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Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man (2008)

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108min

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.

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Valkyrie (2008)

Valkyrie (2008)

Valkyrie (2008)

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121min

Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer.

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Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front (2006)

Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front (2006)

Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front (2006)

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85min

Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly’s life. An English girl comes to live with Molly’s family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

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Marie Antoinette (2006)

Marie Antoinette (2006)

Marie Antoinette (2006)

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123min

The retelling of France’s iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

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Munich (2005)

Munich (2005)

Munich (2005)

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164min

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.

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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

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146min

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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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

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144min

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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Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)

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175min

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

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King Arthur (2004)

King Arthur (2004)

King Arthur (2004)

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126min

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the ‘Sarmatian hypothesis’ which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the historical person behind the legend.

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Troy (2004)

Troy (2004)

Troy (2004)

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163min

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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The Last Samurai (2003)

The Last Samurai (2003)

The Last Samurai (2003)

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154min

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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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

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138min

When Russia’s first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

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Hero (2002)

Hero (2002)

Hero (2002)

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99min

One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.

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Gangs of New York (2002)

Gangs of New York (2002)

Gangs of New York (2002)

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167min

It’s 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

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Enemy at the Gates (2001)

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

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131min

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad in WWII.

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Black Hawk Down (2001)

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Black Hawk Down (2001)

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145min

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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Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor (2001)

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183min

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan’s devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

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