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A Year in Burgundy

A Year in Burgundy

A Year in Burgundy

IMDb: 6.9
2013
88min

This documentary follows seven wine-making families in the Burgundy region of France, delving into the cultural and creative process of making wine. You’ll never look at wine the same way again.

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The Liberator

The Liberator

The Liberator

IMDb: 2.9
2013
119min

Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of Bolívar, portrayed by Ramírez, about his quests and epic military campaigns, which covered twice the territory Alexander the Great conquered, and his vision to unify South America.

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Hue: A Matter of Colour

Hue: A Matter of Colour

Hue: A Matter of Colour

IMDb: 7.4
2013
86min

A documentary that weaves together personal journeys, historical facts and expert analysis to show the world through the eyes of those touched by the issue of “colourism”.

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Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told

Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told

Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told

IMDb: 7.9
2013
350min

Far outside what’s normally taught as “history”, this 6-hour documentary attempts to explain what’s normally glossed over – Germany’s actions prior to WWII, Hitler’s popularity, the support of the Nazis by the Germans, the basis for hardline Nazi stances against Jews, and why Nazism was such a danger to the established world powers. It chronicles the German WWI defeat, communist attempts to take over Germany; hyperinflation during the Weimar Republic, widespread unemployment and misery that served as the foundation of Nazi principles, and Hitler’s amazing rise to power. It also reveals a personal side of Hitler: his family background, his artwork and struggles, and what motivated him to pursue a career in politics. While open to criticism for being “pro-Nazi” in its perspectives, the documentary does present many factual foundations for those perspectives, highlighting an endless list of hypocrisies and double-standards imposed on Germany in the years before, during, and after WWII.

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Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works

Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works

Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works

IMDb: 7.5
2019
90min

In 1943, in a circus tent in Burbank, CA, a bunch of revolutionary thinkers first gathered together in secrecy to build America’s first jet fighter. They were rule benders, chance takers, corner cutters-people who believed that nothing was impossible. I

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The Edge of Democracy

The Edge of Democracy

The Edge of Democracy

IMDb: 7.2
2019
113min

A cautionary tale for these times of democracy in crisis—the personal and political fuse to explore one of the most dramatic periods in Brazilian history. With unprecedented access to Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Lula da Silva, we witness their rise and fall and the tragically polarized nation that remains.

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Third Eye Spies

Third Eye Spies

Third Eye Spies

IMDb: 6.3
2019
94min

Two physicists discover psychic abilities are real only to have their experiments at Stanford co-opted by the CIA and their research silenced by the demands of secrecy. Yet, as both these ‘remote viewers’ and our audience learn, the ‘more you hide something, the more it shines like a beacon in psychic space and this ancient truth can no longer be suppressed.’ The true story of Russell Targ and America’s cold war psychic spies, disclosed and declassified for the first time, with evidence presented by a Nobel Laureate, an Apollo Astronaut, and the military and scientific community that has been suppressed for nearly 30 years, now able to speak for the first time.

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Caligari in the Desert

Caligari in the Desert

Caligari in the Desert

IMDb: 0
2018
23min

In the midst of the desert, a retired gold miner follows his passions of silent movies, local history and sign painting, creating a unique menagerie in his house with no commercial thoughts. Welcome to “Caligari’s Workshop”.

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Mechanical Monsters

Mechanical Monsters

Mechanical Monsters

IMDb: 6.3
2018
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Capri-Revolution

Capri-Revolution

Capri-Revolution

IMDb: 6.3
2018
122min

In 1914, with Italy about to enter World War I, a commune of young artists from Northern Europe establishes itself on the rural island of Capri, a safe haven for dissidents and nonconformists from all over the world, like Russian exiles led by Maxim Gorky, preparing to an upcoming revolution. Here, local girl Lucia meets Seybu, the charming leader of the commune, and Carlo, a young doctor.

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No Surrender

No Surrender

No Surrender

IMDb: 7.8
2018
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During the 1940s, a girl was raped by a group of English soldiers, and three young Egyptians retaliate. The British soldier is being held at the Karamouz police station in Alexandria, headed by General Youssef al-Masri (Amir Karara). General Frank Adams demands that the English soldier be handed over to him, but Yusuf refuses. The British army is led to block the police station, and enters a fierce confrontation with General Yusuf and the rest of the Egyptian soldiers.

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Gramsci 44

Gramsci 44

Gramsci 44

IMDb: 7.4
2016
67min

Between 1926 and 1927, the Italian intellectual and Communist political figure Antonio Gramsci spent 44 days imprisoned on the island of Ustica, off the northern coast of Sicily. Together with his fellow prisoners, he founded a school. This unique institution was open to all, welcoming people of all ages and social backgrounds, even the illiterate. Ustica still remembers this revolutionary school. Ustica, remote and neglected, still waits patiently at the harbor, hoping that the boat from the mainland will come.

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Samurai Rock

Samurai Rock

Samurai Rock

IMDb: 0
2015
103min

Masami is a guitarist who dreams of his band “Rhythm Head” winning the Grand Prix at the Japan Music Carnival. History, and the warlords of 16th century feudal Japan are the very last thing on his mind. But when Rhythm Head are performing in Nagoya, a mysterious lightning strike causes not only a power blackout, but also a “time slip”, in which two of Japan’s preeminent samurai-era figures, Nobunaga Oda and Hideyoshi Toyotomi are transported to present day Japan. To Rhythm Head’s manager, the duo are the perfect vehicle for the band to transition to an idol group, increase their chances of becoming famous, winning accolades and taking away the Japan Music Carnival top prize. Could this be the beginning of a new type of music, courtesy of a brand new band Samurai Rock?

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Samurai Warrior Queens

Samurai Warrior Queens

Samurai Warrior Queens

IMDb: 7.5
2015
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Rocky IV: The American Punch

Rocky IV: The American Punch

Rocky IV: The American Punch

IMDb: 6.9
2014
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Rocky IV is dually symbolic – it embodies both the victory of the American boxer over the Soviet one and the victory of neo-liberalism over a dwindling socialism. Today, Rocky is held up as a model by some and is a subject of derision for others. An emblem of the 1980s, its culture and its heroes, the film will be the subject of an entertaining analysis of popular culture.

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The Truce

The Truce

The Truce

IMDb: 7.7
1997
125min

Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of Italian former prisoners of war from the Italian Army in Russia. His long railway journey home to Turin took him on a circuitous route from Poland, through Russia, Romania, Hungary, Austria and Germany.

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Titanic: Anatomy of a Disaster

Titanic: Anatomy of a Disaster

Titanic: Anatomy of a Disaster

IMDb: 7.0
1997
105min

“Titanic – Anatomy of a Disaster” is an original Discovery Channel production that looks into not only the history but the mystery surrounding the sinking of Britain’s most luxurious passenger liner. This investigation, narrated by Martin Sheen, shows a research and recovery expedition that uses science to piece together the final hours of the Titanic: Discovery Channel has assembled a unique investigative team of oceanologists, marine engineers, archaeologists, microbiologists, metallurgists, engineers, writers, historians and movie makers to uncover the truth about one of history’s greatest disasters.

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Mrs Brown

Mrs Brown

Mrs Brown

IMDb: 7.3
1997
105min

Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely to lead to monarchy crisis.

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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

IMDb: 7.1
1974
109min

The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who feeds him.

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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

IMDb: 6.8
1951
88min

The life and career of Erwin Rommel and his involvement in the plot to assassinate Hitler.

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The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

IMDb: 8.3
2019
51min

In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African-Americans navigate safe passage across America well into the 1960s. Explore some of the segregated nation’s safe havens and notorious “sundown towns” and witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.

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Birdy

Birdy

Birdy

IMDb: 7.3
1984
120min

Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds – but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?

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White Lies

White Lies

White Lies

IMDb: 6.7
2013
96min

A medicine woman – a giver of life – is asked to hide a secret which may protect one life but which will destroy another.

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The Answer

The Answer

The Answer

IMDb: 7.2
2015
108min

In the quest for finding a deeper meaning to life, this is a true story of an American seeker who forsakes the worldly life to enter upon an amazing spiritual journey of self realisation.

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The Madness of King George

The Madness of King George

The Madness of King George

IMDb: 7.2
1994
107min

King George III’s erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.

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Queen Margot

Queen Margot

Queen Margot

IMDb: 7.3
1994
162min

The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the Hugenot King Henri of Navarre. Catherine of Medici maintains her behind-the-scenes power by ordering assaults, poisonings, and instigations to incest.

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Levitated Mass

Levitated Mass

Levitated Mass

IMDb: 6.7
2013
88min

The artist behind the sensation of a $10 million, 22-city tour, and the international media storm that ensued.

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Return to the Hiding Place

Return to the Hiding Place

Return to the Hiding Place

IMDb: 6.6
2013
102min

When a young resistance fighter witnesses atrocities towards the Jews, he’s drawn into a web of espionage and clandestine activities. When he meets a young physics students and resistance journalist – Hans Poley – they embark on a hunt through underground tunnels, Gestapo hijacks and daring rescues.

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1916: The Irish Rebellion

1916: The Irish Rebellion

1916: The Irish Rebellion

IMDb: 7.3
2016
85min

The documentary – featuring a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts – also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish-Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would wring a moral victory from the jaws of defeat and inspire countless freedom struggles throughout the world – from Ireland to India.

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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

IMDb: 7.1
2013
126min

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this documentary. Directors Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have created a parable about the search for paradise, set in the brutal yet alluring landscape of the Galapagos Islands, which interweaves an unsolved 1930s murder mystery with stories of present day Galapagos pioneers. A gripping tale of idealistic dreams gone awry, featuring voice-over performances by Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, and Gustaf Skarsgard.

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Le métis de Dieu

Le métis de Dieu

Le métis de Dieu

IMDb: 6.5
2013
96min

The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope John Paul II―and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him both friends and enemies from either group. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities―and he may be forced, at last, to choose his side.

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Bushi no kondate

Bushi no kondate

Bushi no kondate

IMDb: 6.4
2013
122min

Set within the Kaga Domain in the Edo Period. Oharu is an excellent cook and recognized for her skills. Due to her cooking talents, she marries Yasunobu, who is an heir in the Funaki family. The Funaki family serves as the cook for the Kaga Domain. Nevertheless, Yasunobu himself is a terrible cook. With the help of Oharu’s mother-in-law Mitsuru, she begins to teach Yasunobu how to cook.

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Amundsen

Amundsen

Amundsen

IMDb: 6.6
2019
125min

Based on the true story of polar explorer, Roald Amundsen, this movie covers his life and the dangerous way to the pole.

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Louis Cyr

Louis Cyr

Louis Cyr

IMDb: 6.3
2013
130min

Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century.

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The Paw Project

The Paw Project

The Paw Project

IMDb: 8.3
2013
58min

This is a David and Goliath story of one veterinarian’s battle to protect her patients (tigers, lions and even house cats) from big corporations, with their big corporate money, that will shamelessly do anything to animals to increase their bottom line. She starts a grassroots movement that is fueled by passion, but appears to be losing the battle. Then, unexpectedly, she realizes that the corporations accidentally left her a giant loophole. In a scramble to take advantage of this unforeseen gift, she leads the crusade passing legislation protecting animals from de-clawing in seven cities in just six weeks.

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Love and Death

Love and Death

Love and Death

IMDb: 7.3
1975
85min

Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen’s cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot into a tent of French soldiers, making him a national hero. A hilarious parody of Russian literature, Love and Death is a must-see for fans of Allen’s films.

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No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land

IMDb: 8.0
2001
98min

Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?

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The Accidental Prime Minister

The Accidental Prime Minister

The Accidental Prime Minister

IMDb: 8.6
2019
111min

Based on the memoir by Indian policy analyst Sanjaya Baru, The Accidental Prime Minister explores Manmohan Singh’s tenure as the Prime Minister of India, and the kind of control he had over his cabinet and the country.

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Ballon

Ballon

Ballon

IMDb: 7.2
2018
120min

Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape DDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to build a new escape balloon. With each passing day the Stasi is closer on their heels – a nerve-wracking race against time begins.

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Night and Fog

Night and Fog

Night and Fog

IMDb: 8.3
1956
32min

Filmmaker Alain Resnais documents the atrocities behind the walls of Hitler’s concentration camps.

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