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Amistad 1997

Amistad is the name of a slave ship traveling from Cuba to the U.S. in 1839. It is carrying a cargo of Africans who have been sold into slavery in Cuba, taken on board, and chained in the cargo hold of the ship. As the ship is crossing from Cuba to the U.S., Cinque, who was a tribal leader in Africa, leads a mutiny and takes over the ship. They continue to sail, hoping to find help when they land. Instead, when they reach the United States, they are imprisoned as runaway slaves. They don't speak a word of English, and it seems like they are doomed to die for killing their captors when an abolitionist lawyer decides to take their case, arguing that they were free citizens of another country and not slaves at all. The case finally gets to the Supreme Court, where John Quincy Adams makes an impassioned and eloquent plea for their release.

Category: Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Morgan Freeman,Nigel Hawthorne,Anthony Hopkins,Djimon Hounsou

7.2 IMDB Rating 3,533 Views
Che: Part One 2008

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Julia Ormond,Benicio Del Toro,Oscar Isaac,Pablo Guevara

7.2 IMDB Rating 1,880 Views
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I 2011

During the Japanese rule of Taiwan, the Seediq were forced to lose their own culture and give up their faith. Men were subject to harsh labor and kept from traditional hunting; whereas women had to serve the Japanese policemen and their families by doing the household work and giving up their traditional weaving work. Above all, they were forbidden to tattoo their faces. And these tattoos were seen as the Seediq's traditional belief to transform themselves into Seediq Bale ("true humans"). Mona Rudao, the protagonist, witnessed the repression by the Japanese over a period of 30 years. Sometime between autumn and winter 1930, when the slave labor is at its harshest, a young Seediq couple are married and a joyful party is thrown. At the same time, a newly appointed Japanese policeman goes on his inspection tour to this tribe. Mona Rudao's first son, Tado Mona, offers wine to the policeman with gusto, but is in return beaten up because his hands were considered not clean enough. With anger, Tado Mona and his brother Baso Mona attack the policeman. And from that day onward, their tribe is living in the shadow of being the object of revenge by the Japanese. In a few days, a group of youth surround Mona Rudao. They strongly request him to lead the retaliation against the Japanese. Mona Rudao struggles for a long time between extending his fellow's lives and fighting back for dignity, until he sees these youngster's faces - clear without Seediq's tattoos - that he made up his mind. He tells the youngsters, "Japanese troops out-number the stones in Dakusui River, more intensive than the leaves in the forest, but my determination fighting them is ever stronger than Mt. Kire." "Children! On the tip of the Rainbow Bridge led to home of our ancestor's spirits, there is another beautiful hunting range. Our ancestors are all there! Remember, only brave spirits can enter this place, and we can never lose it. My fellows, let us hunt the heads of our enemies, and we wash our spirits with blood so that we walk the Rainbow Bridge to be always with our ancestors." The film Seediq Bale depicts the Wushe Incident, which occurred in central Taiwan during the Japanese rule. When the Seediq Bale, believing in the Rainbow, and the Japanese, believing in the Sun, met one another, they fought. The leader of Seediq Bale, Mona Rudao, led 300 warriors fighting against 3000 Japanese troopers. The only thing they forgot was whether it was the Rainbow or the Sun they believed in; they actually believed in the same sky.

Category: Action, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Nolay Piho,Chih-Hsiang Ma,Masanobu AndĂŽ,Sabu Kawahara

7.5 IMDB Rating 3,155 Views
Back in Time 2015

A look at the very real impact the Back to the Future movies have had on our culture. What was once a little idea that spawned a tightly-focused documentary has grown into something truly amazing over two years of filming. Back in Time is a cinematic monument to the vastness of the trilogy's fandom. In addition to the footage and interviews revolving around the time machine itself, the crew found that simply by delving into the impact of the trilogy an epic journey began to unfold before them. The crew captured countless hours of footage during filming. From Steven Spielberg to Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, to the Sheas and Hollers, and from James Tolkan and Lea Thompson to Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox, Back in Time features interview after interview that simply must be seen.

Category: Documentary, Family, History, Kids, Movies

Stars: Steven Spielberg,Michael J. Fox,Robert Zemeckis,Christopher Lloyd

6.3 IMDB Rating 3,638 Views
Woodstock 1970

An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000.

Category: Documentary, History, Movies, Music

Stars: Richie Havens,Joan Baez,The Who,Sha-Na-Na

8.1 IMDB Rating 1,394 Views
Gunpowder

Brittiska aktivisten Guy Fawkes och en grupp av provinsiella engelska katoliker planerar att sprÀnga överhuset och döda King James jag i 1600-talet.

Category: Drama, History, Series

Stars: Kit Harington, Shaun Dooley, Mark Gatiss

7.7 IMDB Rating 4,476 Views
Queen of the Desert 2015

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Damian Lewis,James Franco,Nicole Kidman,Robert Pattinson

5,7 IMDB Rating 3,130 Views
John Rabe 2009

After 28 years building and managing a vast Siemens plant in Nanking, John Rabe is ordered by the new Nazi regime to close it down. Before he can pack, the Japanese army, lead unofficially by a bloodthirsty imperial uncle, lays siege to the city. Rabe accepts, as prominent representative of Japans' major European ally, to head the Western ex-pats society's plan to start and run an international zone, like worked in Shangai. Rabe however wants it to save his workers and their close ones, over 200,000, and sacrifices all his personal interests.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

7.2 IMDB Rating 1,436 Views
Letters from Iwo Jima 2006

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, War

Stars: Ken Watanabe,Kazunari Ninomiya,Tsuyoshi Ihara,Ryo Kase,ShidĂŽ Nakamura,Hiroshi Watanabe,Takumi Bando,Yuki Matsuzaki,Takashi Yamaguchi,Eijiro Ozaki,Nae,Nobumasa Sakagami,Lucas Elliot Eberl,Sonny Saito,Steve Santa Sekiyoshi

7.9 IMDB Rating 3,963 Views
21
21 2008

"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

Category: Crime, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey

6.8 IMDB Rating 3,149 Views
They Shall Not Grow Old 2018

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

Category: Documentary, History, Movies, War

Stars: Peter Jackson

8.4 IMDB Rating 6,217 Views
The 24 Hour War 2016

In the early 1960s, Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari went to war on the battlefield of Le Mans. This epic battle saw drivers lose their lives, family dynasties nearly collapse and the development of a new race car that changed racing.

Category: Documentary, History, Movies

Stars: Charlie Agapiou, Mario Andretti, A.J. Baime

7,3 IMDB Rating 1,565 Views
Rise of Empires: Ottoman 2020–

Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.

Category: History, Series, TV Mini

Stars: Cem Yigit UzĂŒmoglu, Damla Sönmez, Alp TĂŒrker Ilkman, Cagatay Atasagun

8,8 IMDB Rating 2,556 Views
Enemy at the Gates 2001

In World War II, the fall of Stalingrad will mean the collapse of the whole country. The Germans and Russians are fighting over every block, leaving only ruins behind. The Russian sniper Vassili Zaitsev stalks the Germans, taking them out one by one, thus hurting the morale of the German troops. The political officer Danilov leads him on, publishing his efforts to give his countrymen some hope. But Vassili eventually start to feel that he can not live up to the expectations on him. He and Danilov fall in love with the same girl, Tanya, a female soldier. From Germany comes the master sniper König to put an end to the extraordinary skilled Russian sniper.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, War

Stars: Jude Law,Ed Harris,Rachel Weisz,Joseph Fiennes

7.6 IMDB Rating 5,329 Views
Red Cliff II 2009

In this sequel to Red Cliff, Chancellor Cao Cao convinces Emperor Xian of the Han to initiate a battle against the two Kingdoms of Shu and Wu, who have become allied forces, against all expectations. Red Cliff will be the site for the gigantic battle.

Category: Action, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Tony Leung Chiu-Wai,Takeshi Kaneshiro,Fengyi Zhang,Chen Chang

7.6 IMDB Rating 1,955 Views
Iceman 2014

During the Ming Dynasty four orphans; Ying, Sao, Yuanlong and Niehu are raised in Taoyuan Village and become close to being brothers. Their exceptional martial arts skills allows them to reach the highest rank within the imperial guards. After a successful attempt to kill a Japanese troop leader, the Emperor orders Ying to escort the Golden Wheel of Time from Sindu back to the capital, which is said to have the power of time travel and foresee into the future. From the correspondence between Japanese and Ming officials seized from the mission, Mr. Tu - the Chief of National Defence - reveals that he can identify the traitor by the handwritings. On the way of escorting the Golden Wheel of Time in the snow, Ying is surprisingly confronted by Sao, Yuanlong and Niehu. They inform Ying the news of the murder of Tu's family with Ying as the killer. The Emperor believes that Ying killed Tu in order to conceal his identity as the traitor, and orders to have Ying and his clan killed. With the Trio sent out to catch Ying, a separate troop is sent to Taoyuan to kill the villagers. From the evidence presented to Ying, he comes to the conclusion that the traitor has to be one of the trio and also the one behind the ruthless killing. Desperate to save the Taoyuan villagers, Ying chooses to fight his way out. The intensity of the duel has shaken the earth causing an avalanche that buries the four during the heat of battle. Now in 2013, Squire Tang, funded by a mysterious financer, digs up Ying, Sao and Niehu. As he is transferring the icemen to Hong Kong for further studies, the vehicle is involved in a traffic accident which, unexpectedly, defrosts Ying. Frozen for 400 years arriving to modern day Hong Kong, Ying accidentally meets an intoxicated woman named May on Halloween evening, who later gives him shelter. With his intelligence and hard-work, Ying soon becomes more familiar with the idea of modern society with the help of the internet. While adapting to his new life, Ying and May also gradually starts to fall for each other. Ying still never forgets about the injustice that framed him. He comes across a historical record on the internet stating that he plotted a revolt which branded him with the reputation of a traitor in history. However, there is no information regarding the fate of the villagers. For Ying to correct history, he must use the Golden Wheel of Time. However, Sao and Niehu are now also reanimated at present time. They continue to take up the chase they left behind in the past, eventually leading to several showdowns around Hong Kong.

Category: Action, Comedy, History, Movies

Stars: Donnie Yen,Baoqiang Wang,Shengyi Huang,Kang Yu

4.8 IMDB Rating 2,107 Views
All the Way 2016

November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy has just been assassinated and Vice President Lyndon Johnson is now President. One of his first acts as President is to reaffirm the US government's intention to pass the Civil Rights Act. This Act was drafted while JFK was in office and gives people of all races the same rights, including voting rights, access to education and access to public facilities. However, he faces strong opposition to the bill, especially from within his own party. He will have to use all his political will and cunning to get it through.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Bryan Cranston,Anthony Mackie,Melissa Leo,Frank Langella

7.4 IMDB Rating 3,408 Views
Heneral Luna 2015

Set during the Philippine-American war, Heneral Luna follows the life of one of Philippine History's most brilliant soldier, General Antonio Luna, as he tries to lead his countrymen against colonial masters new and old, and to rise above their own raging disputes to fulfill the promise of the Philippine Revolution.

Category: Action, History, Movies

Stars: John Arcilla,Mon Confiado,Arron Villaflor,Jeffrey Quizon

7.8 IMDB Rating 1,672 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 UlfsĂ€ter,Lukasz Simlat,Juha Sorola,Piotr Polk,Matthias Buss,Donald Douglas,Anna Kurkinen,Kai-Birger SĂŒnram,Godehard Giese,Veit StĂŒbner

5.6 IMDB Rating 2,002 Views
Last Days in Vietnam 2014

During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confront the same moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate U.S. citizens only--or to risk treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they can.

Category: Documentary, History, War

Stars: N/A

7.7 IMDB Rating 2,353 Views
Sharpe’s Revenge 1997

The war has ended but Jane,wearying of army life,is tricked by a greedy friend into returning to London and spending her husband's money. Meanwhile Sharpe is set up by defeated Major Ducos and charged with stealing the French imperial treasure. He is put on trial but escapes with Harper and Fredrickson and sets out to find the honest Major Maillot who was coerced into signing the false accusation. Ducos's men have Maillot shot but his widowed sister Lucille hides Sharpe whilst Fredrickson tracks down former foe General Calvet. Calvet allies with Sharpe to hunt down Ducos and regain the treasure. But Jane,now foolishly involved with fortune hunter Rossendale,may be harder to recapture.

Category: Action, Adventure, History

Stars: Sean Bean,Daragh O'Malley,Abigail Cruttenden,Philip Whitchurch,CĂ©cile Paoli,Alexis Denisof,FĂ©odor Atkine,James Laurenson,John Benfield,Connie Hyde,Tom Hodgkins,Stephane Cornicard,Phil Smeeton,Michael Fitzgerald,Milton Johns

7.9 IMDB Rating 1,719 Views
Sarajevo 2014

On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is in Sarajevo with his wife, Sophie. While through the city by car, they are victims of an attack and die. This is the trigger of the First World War.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, War

Stars: Tereza BlazkovĂĄ, Mateusz Dopieralski, Michaela Ehrenstein

6,8 IMDB Rating 2,347 Views
Les Miserables 2018

Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest beings to grip the city of Paris once more.

Category: Drama, History, Romantic, Series

Stars: Adeel Akhtar, David Oyelowo, Dominic West

8.1 IMDB Rating 5,012 Views
Werk ohne Autor 2018

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, Romantic

Stars: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer

7,7 IMDB Rating 3,088 Views
Wounds 2019

Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he picks up a phone left behind at his bar.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, Mystery

Stars: Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, Zazie Beetz

5,3 IMDB Rating 2,023 Views