¡Que Viva México!

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Release Date: October 01, 1979 | Mosfilm
Summary: ¡Qué viva México! was a film project undertaken in 1931-32 by Soviet film-maker Sergei Eisenstein for American socialist author Upton Sinclair and several investors, which Eisenstein eventually conceived as an episodic portrayal of Mexican culture and politics from pre-Conquest civilization to the Mexican revolution. Over 200,000 feet of silent film were shot before production had to be stopped due to exhaustion of finances and Stalin's demands that Eisenstein return to the USSR. This is one of several attempts to make a feature film out of the existing footage, here according to Eisenstein's skeletal outline and under the supervision of Gregori Alexandrov, Eisenstein's long-time collaborator, including on this project.
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Runtime: 1 h 25 min

12 Strong

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Release Date: January 18, 2018
Summary: A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Genres: War,Drama,History
Runtime: 2 h 10 min

12 Years a Slave

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Release Date: October 18, 2013 | Plan B Entertainment, Regency Enterprises, River Road Entertainment, Film4, New Regency Pictures
Summary: 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.
Director: Steve McQueen
Genres: Drama,History
Runtime: 2 h 14 min

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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Release Date: January 13, 2016 | Paramount Pictures, 3 Arts Entertainment, Bay Films, Latina Pictures, Dune Films
Summary: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Director: Michael Bay
Runtime: 2 h 24 min

1492: Conquest of Paradise

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Release Date: October 09, 1992 | Paramount Pictures, Gaumont, France 3 Cinéma, ABC Pictures, Légende Entreprises, Due West, Cyrkfilms, Ministère de la Culture, Spanish Ministry of Culture
Summary: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Director: Ridley Scott
Runtime: 2 h 34 min

1776

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Release Date: November 09, 1972 | Columbia Pictures
Summary: The film focuses on the representatives of the Thirteen original colonies who participated in the Second Continental Congress. 1776 depicts the three months of deliberation (and, oftentimes, acrimonious debate) that led up to the signing of one of the most important documents in the History of the United States, the Declaration of Independence.
Director: Peter H. Hunt
Runtime: 2 h 22 min

1900

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Release Date: September 01, 1976 | Paramount, Les Productions Artistes Associés, Artemis Film, Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA), United Artists
Summary: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Runtime: 5 h 17 min

1917

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Release Date: December 10, 2019 | Neal Street Productions, DreamWorks Pictures, New Republic Pictures, Amblin Partners, Reliance Entertainment, Universal Pictures
Summary: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake's own brother among them.
Director: Sam Mendes
Genres: War,Drama,History
Runtime: 1 h 59 min

22 July

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Release Date: September 05, 2018 | Scott Rudin Productions
Summary: In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utöya Island outside of Oslo. This three-part story will focus on the survivors of the attacks, the political leadership of Norway, and the lawyers involved.
Director: Paul Greengrass
Runtime: 2 h 23 min

55 Days at Peking

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Release Date: May 06, 1963 | Samuel Bronston Productions, Allied Artists Pictures
Summary: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and tacit support of the Boxers by the Empress of China and her generals.
Director: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green
Runtime: 2 h 34 min

A Bridge Too Far

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Release Date: June 15, 1977 | United Artists, Joseph E. Levine Productions
Summary: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and the presence of two crack German Panzer divisions meant that the final part of this operation (the bridge in Arnhem over the Rhine, the titular 'bridge too far') was doomed to failure.
Director: Richard Attenborough
Genres: Drama,History,War
Runtime: 2 h 55 min

A Field in England

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Release Date: July 05, 2013 | Rook Films, Film4 Productions
Summary: During the Civil War in 17th-Century England, a small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by an alchemist, who forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.
Director: Ben Wheatley
Runtime: 1 h 30 min

A Friendship in Vienna (1988)

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Release Date: August 27, 1988 | Walt Disney Pictures, Finnegan/Pinchuk Productions
Summary: Inge Dournenvald and Lise Mueller are best friends in pre-WW2 Austria, despite the fact that Inge is Jewish and Lise is the daughter of a Nazi sympathizer. When they are forbidden to see each other, they meet secretly. After the Germans invade Austria in 1938, Inge and her family escape to America with the help of Lise
Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Genres: Drama,History
Runtime: 1 h 38 min

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

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Release Date: December 12, 1966 | Highland Films, Columbia Pictures
Summary: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even though he knows he’s risking his own life. An award winning film from 1966.
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Genres: Drama,History
Runtime: 2 h 00 min

A Midnight Clear

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Release Date: April 24, 1992 | Beacon Communications, A&M Films
Summary: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend Christmas together before the surrender plan turns bad and both sides are forced to fight the other.
Director: Keith Gordon
Genres: Drama,History,War
Runtime: 1 h 48 min

A Night to Remember

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Release Date: December 16, 1958 | The Rank Organisation
Summary: The sinking of the Titanic is presented in a highly realistic fashion in this tense British drama. The disaster is portrayed largely from the perspective of the ocean liner's second officer, Charles Lightoller. Despite numerous warnings about ice, the ship sails on, with Capt. Edward John Smith keeping it going at a steady clip. When the doomed vessel finally hits an iceberg, the crew and passengers discover that they lack enough lifeboats, and tragedy follows.
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Runtime: 2 h 03 min

A Passage to India

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Release Date: December 14, 1984 | Columbia Pictures, EMI Films, Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, Home Box Office
Summary: Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's mother, Mrs. Moore, befriend an Indian doctor, Aziz H. Ahmed.
Director: David Lean
Runtime: 2 h 43 min

A Talking Picture

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Release Date: August 31, 2003 | France 2 Cinéma, Gemini Films, Madragoa Filmes, Mikado Film
Summary: A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens, Istanbul, and Cairo, a professor tells her young daughter about myth, history, religion, and wars. Men approach her; she's cool, on her way to her husband in Bombay. After Cairo, for two evenings divided by a stop in Aden, the captain charms three successful, famous (and childless) women, who talk with wit and intellect, each understanding the others' native tongue, a European union. The captain asks mother and child to join them. He gives the girl a gift. Helena sings. Life can be sweet.
Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Runtime: 1 h 36 min