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Young Einstein 1988

Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his invention he meets beautiful French scientist Marie Curie, as well as several unscrupulous types who try to take advantage of the naive genius and his invention.

Category: Comedy, History

Stars: Yahoo Serious,Odile Le Clezio,John Howard,Peewee Wilson,Su Cruickshank,Lulu Pinkus,Kaarin Fairfax,Michael Lake,Jonathan Coleman,Johnny McCall,Michael Blaxland,Ray Fogo,Terry Pead,Alice Pead,Frank McDonald

5.0 IMDB Rating 1,164 Views
Anna and the King 1999

This is the story of Anna Leonowens, the English schoolteacher who came to Siam in the 1860s to teach the children of King Mongkut. She becomes involved in his affairs, from the tragic plight of a young concubine to trying to forge an alliance with Britain to a war with Burma that is orchestrated by Britain. In the meantime, a subtle romance develops between them.

Category: Drama, History, Movies, Romantic

Stars: Jodie Foster,Yun-Fat Chow,Bai Ling,Tom Felton

6.7 IMDB Rating 1,989 Views
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas 2013

In the 16th century in the CĂ©vennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.

Category: Drama, History

Stars: Mads Mikkelsen,MĂ©lusine Mayance,Delphine Chuillot,David Kross

6.1 IMDB Rating 1,683 Views
History of the World in 2 Hours 2011

A rapid-fire history of our world, from the beginning of time as we know it to present day. This two-hour CGI-driven special delves into the key turning points: the formation of earth, emergence of life, spread of man and the growth of civilization--and reveals their surprising connections to our world today.

Category: History

Stars: Corey Burton,Alex Flippenko,Peter Ward,Clifford Johnson,Jonathan Markley,Russell Shapiro,Glen MacDonald,Jonathan Cohen,Robert Bakker,Trevor Valle,Nicole Waguespack,John Shea,Todd Surovell,Craig Benjamin,Martin K.A. Morgan

6.9 IMDB Rating 1,023 Views
Ben-Hur 1959

Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At first they are happy to meet after a long time but their different politic views separate them. During the welcome parade a roof tile falls down from Judah's house and injures the governor. Although Messala knows they are not guilty, he sends Judah to the galleys and throws his mother and sister into prison. But Judah swears to come back and take revenge.

Category: Adventure, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Charlton Heston,Jack Hawkins,Haya Harareet,Stephen Boyd

8.1 IMDB Rating 1,888 Views
The Killing Fields 1984

Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist covering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with local representative Dith Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war. When the American forces leave, Dith Pran sends his family with them, but stays behind himself to help Schanberg cover the event. As an American, Schanberg won't have any trouble leaving the country, but the situation is different for Pran; he's a local, and the Khmer Rouge are moving in.

Category: Drama, History, War

Stars: Sam Waterston,Haing S. Ngor,John Malkovich,Julian Sands,Craig T. Nelson,Spalding Gray,Bill Paterson,Athol Fugard,Graham Kennedy,Katherine Krapum Chey,Oliver Pierpaoli,Edward Entero Chey,Tom Bird,Monirak Sisowath,Lambool Dtangpaibool

7.9 IMDB Rating 2,544 Views
Nuremberg 2000

Following the defeat of Germany in WWII, the Allies determine that there must be an accounting of German war crimes. Twenty-four Nazis, representative of all sections of military and civilian life are chosen to stand trial for the crimes of conspiracy to commit aggression, commission of aggression, crimes during war and crimes against humanity. The preparations for the trial, the trial itself and its aftermath are shown through the eyes of Chief Prosecutor Robert Jackson and through the eyes of Reichsmarshal Hermann Goering, the ranking Nazi defendant.

Category: Drama, History

Stars: Alec Baldwin,Brian Cox,Christopher Plummer

7.5 IMDB Rating 1,500 Views
Gallipoli 1981

The story of a group of young Australian men who leave their various backgrounds behind and sign up to join the ANZACs in World War I. They are sent to Gallipoli, where they encounter the resolute Turkish army.

Category: Adventure, Drama, History

Stars: Mark Lee,Bill Kerr,Harold Hopkins,Charles Lathalu Yunipingu,Heath Harris,Ron Graham,Gerda Nicolson,Mel Gibson,Robert Grubb,Tim McKenzie,David Argue,Brian Anderson,Reg Evans,Jack Giddy,Dane Peterson

7.6 IMDB Rating 1,818 Views
Nostradamus: 2012 2009

Nostradamus' prophecies are interpreted alongside messages from ancient cultures about galactic alignment and the end of the world.

Category: Documentary, History

Stars: Vincent Bridges,James Lurie

5.0 IMDB Rating 1,690 Views
The Act of Killing 2012

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Category: Crime, Documentary, History

Stars: Anwar Congo,Herman Koto,Syamsul Arifin,Ibrahim Sinik,Yapto Soerjosoemarno,Safit Pardede,Jusuf Kalla,Adi Zulkadry,Soaduon Siregar,Suryono,Haji Marzuki,Haji Anif,Rahmat Shah,Sakhyan Asmara

8.3 IMDB Rating 3,092 Views
Raid on Entebbe 1976

Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 soldiers actually flew so far and rescued the passengers in one of the most successful Military operations in history. The only casualty for Israeli soldiers was Lt. Col. Jonathan "Yoni" Netanyahu..

Category: Action, Drama, History

Stars: Peter Finch,Martin Balsam,Horst Buchholz,John Saxon,Sylvia Sidney,Jack Warden,Yaphet Kotto,Charles Bronson,Tige Andrews,Eddie Constantine,Warren J. Kemmerling,Robert Loggia,David Opatoshu,Allan Arbus,Mariclare Costello

6.9 IMDB Rating 1,141 Views
The Right Stuff 1983

Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be in it. Thrilling, funny, charming and electrifying all at once.

Category: Adventure, Drama, History

Stars: Sam Shepard,Scott Glenn,Ed Harris,Dennis Quaid,Fred Ward,Barbara Hershey,Kim Stanley,Veronica Cartwright,Pamela Reed,Scott Paulin,Charles Frank,Lance Henriksen,Donald Moffat,Levon Helm,Mary Jo Deschanel

7.9 IMDB Rating 1,467 Views
The Young Victoria 2009

Dominated by her possessive mother and her bullying consort, Conroy, since childhood, teen-aged Victoria refuses to allow them the power of acting as her regent in the last days of her uncle, William IV's rule. Her German cousin Albert is encouraged to court her for solely political motives but, following her accession at age eighteen, finds he is falling for her and is dismayed at her reliance on trusty Prime Minister Melbourne. Victoria is impressed by Albert's philanthropy which is akin to her own desire to help her subjects. However her loyalty to Melbourne, perceived as a self-seeker, almost causes a constitutional crisis and it is Albert who helps restore her self-confidence. She proposes and they marry, Albert proving himself not only a devoted spouse, prepared to take an assassin's bullet for her, but an agent of much-needed reform, finally endorsed by an admiring Melbourne.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Emily Blunt,Rupert Friend,Paul Bettany,Miranda Richardson

7.3 IMDB Rating 2,577 Views
Brother’s War 2009

The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events. The western Allies push into Germany and the Red Army fights its way towards Berlin. Churchill is worried about Russia's post-war plans for Europe but must not endanger the increasingly threatened alliance between the west and Russia. A British military officer attached to the Red Army discovers a Russian war crime against the Polish government in exile and is seized by Stalin's feared intelligence service. He finds unexpected help from an enemy and fellow prisoner, a German Captain. They discover a common bond in Freemasonry and are bound by honor, oath and secrets. They are joined by Anna, a beautiful Polish nurse cast adrift on the tides of war. The three are pursued by A ruthless Russian commander through Germany carrying a secret that can change the outcome of the world and the fate of millions. Brother's War was produced with strict attention to historic accuracy and military detail and portrays the horrors and heroism of desperate battles. The film also opens the door into the ancient order of Freemasons and presents unmatched insight on the real histories of these men, brothers all, who have fought in every war for hundreds of years.

Category: History, War

Stars: Tino Struckmann,Michael Berryman,Olivier Gruner,Hayley Carr,Hugh Daly,Jack Dimich,Adam Leadbeater,Tye Olson,Steve Holm,Dylan Kenin,Boris Kievsky,Time Winters,Joshua Minnick,Andreas T. Ramani,Mark Doerr

2.5 IMDB Rating 1,739 Views
The Longest Day 1962

Tells the story of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in WWII. There are dozens of characters, some seen only briefly, who together weave the story of five separate invasion points that made up the operation.

Category: Action, Drama, History

Stars: Eddie Albert,Paul Anka,Arletty,Jean-Louis Barrault,Richard Beymer,Hans Christian Blech,Bourvil,Richard Burton,Wolfgang BĂŒttner,Red Buttons,Pauline Carton,Sean Connery,Ray Danton,Irina Demick,Fred Dur

7.7 IMDB Rating 2,077 Views
Sometimes in April 2005

Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

Category: Drama, History, War

Stars: Idris Elba,Carole Karemera,Pamela Nomvete,Oris Erhuero,Fraser James,Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga,Cleophas Kabasita,Noah Emmerich,Debra Winger,Peninah Abatoni,Ashani Alles,Hope Azeda,ThéogÚne Barasa,Dan Barlow,Johannes Bausch

7.8 IMDB Rating 1,506 Views
The Princess of Montpensier 2010

Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella by the celebrated Madame de Lafayette, the action centers on the love of Marie de MeziĂšres for her dashing cousin Henri de Guise, thwarted when her father's political ambitions force her into marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, who she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman with a disdain for warfare, and soon becomes exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court.

Category: Action, Drama, History

Stars: MĂ©lanie Thierry,Lambert Wilson,Gaspard Ulliel,GrĂ©goire Leprince-Ringuet,RaphaĂ«l Personnaz,Michel Vuillermoz,Philippe Magnan,Florence Thomassin,Christine BrĂŒcher,Evelina Meghnagi,Judith Chemla,CĂ©sar Domboy,Jean-Pol Dubois,Charles Petit,JosĂ©phine de La Baume

6.5 IMDB Rating 1,823 Views
Pirates of Silicon Valley 1999

This is a semi-humorous biographical film about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Corporation and Microsoft Inc.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Noah Wyle,Joey Slotnick,J.G. Hertzler,Anthony Michael Hall

7.3 IMDB Rating 2,780 Views
K-19: The Widowmaker 2002

The story of USSR's first nuclear ballistic submarine, which suffered a malfunction in its nuclear reactor on its maiden voyage in the North Atlantic in 1961. The submarine's crew, led by the unyielding Captain Alexi Vostrikov, races against time to prevent a Chernobyl-like nuclear disaster which threatens not only the lives of his crew, but has the potential to ignite a world war between the super powers.

Category: Drama, History, Thriller

Stars: Sam Spruell,Peter Stebbings,Christian Camargo,Roman Podhora,Sam Redford,Steve Nicolson,Liam Neeson,Ravil Isyanov,Tim Woodward,Lex Shrapnel,Shaun Benson,Kris Holden-Ried,Dmitry Chepovetsky,Christopher Redman,Tygh Runyan

6.5 IMDB Rating 2,378 Views
Killing Lincoln 2013

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Tom Hanks,Regen Wilson,Billy Campbell,Jesse Johnson,Geraldine Hughes,Graham Beckel,Shawn Pyfrom,Greg Cooper,Andrew Collie,Jeremy Ambler,Joe Inscoe,Benjamin Perkinson,Logan Bennett,Geoffrey Culbertson,Leiv Clegg

6.7 IMDB Rating 1,055 Views
A Field in England 2013

Fleeing for their lives, a small party abandon their Civil War confederates and escape through an overgrown field. Thinking only of what lay behind, they are ambushed by two dangerous men and made to search the field. Psychedelia, madness and chaotic forces slowly overtake the group as they question what treasure lies within the malignant field.

Category: Drama, History, Thriller

Stars: Michael Smiley,Reece Shearsmith,Julian Barratt,Peter Ferdinando,Richard Glover,Ryan Pope,Sara Dee

6.0 IMDB Rating 1,289 Views
Ärans mĂ€n 1989

Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.

Category: Drama, History, War

Stars: Matthew Broderick,Denzel Washington,Cary Elwes,Morgan Freeman,Jihmi Kennedy,Andre Braugher,John Finn,Donovan Leitch,JD Cullum,Alan North,Bob Gunton,Cliff De Young,Christian Baskous,RonReaco Lee,Jay O. Sanders

7.9 IMDB Rating 2,346 Views
The Warlords 2007

It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi. The story was filmed by Zhang Che in 1973 as The Blood Brothers.

Category: Action, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Jet Li,Andy Lau,Takeshi Kaneshiro,Jinglei Xu

7.1 IMDB Rating 2,301 Views
The Way Back 2010

In 1941, three men attempt to flee communist Russia, escaping a Siberian gulag. The film tells their story and that of four others who escaped with them and a teenage girl who joins them in flight. The group's natural leader is Janusz, a Pole condemned by accusations secured by torturing his wife, spent much of his youth outdoors, and knows how to live in the wild. They escape under cover of a snowstorm: a cynical American, a Russian thug, a comedic accountant, a pastry chef who draws, a priest, and a Pole with night blindness. They face freezing nights, lack of food and water, mosquitoes, an endless desert, the Himalayas, as well as many moral and ethical dilemmas throughout the journey towards freedom.

Category: Adventure, Drama, History

Stars: Colin Farrell,Mark Strong,Saoirse Ronan,Jim Sturgess,Ed Harris,Gustaf SkarsgÄrd,Alexandru Potocean,Sebastian Urzendowsky,Dragos Bucur,Zahary Baharov,Sally E. Brunski,Igor Gnezdilov,Dejan Angelov,Stanislav Pishtalov,Mariy Grigorov

7.3 IMDB Rating 3,233 Views
Bibeln – David 1997

The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel gives the Hebrews their first king, Saul, a simple farmer, who with God's help becomes a brave and mighty warlord who leads the united tribes of Israel against their enemies. Saul, however, has incessant doubts about his mission. Not trustful enough of divine wisdom, he acts of his own accord and thus sins against the Lord. The influential prophet Samuel turns away from Saul in order to select a new king according to God's will: David. He is still a young boy, tending sheep in the fields, when, secretly Samuel oints him as the next king of the Israelites. When David - as courageous as he is intelligent - emerges victorious from his encounter with Goliath, the Philistines' most powerful warrior, he becomes a hero. His fame arouses the jealousy of King Saul, who senses that David is going to dispute his right to be king - and tries to kill him. David flees from Saul, and finds many supporters and loyal companions who believe that he is destined to be king. In exile, David waits for his time to come, since he does not want to take the place of Saul by violence. He is young and in the prime of his strength, while King Saul is a broken man. When Saul falls upon his sword after losing a battle, David's hour is at hand. The new King David conquers Jerusalem. The magnificent city is to become the royal residence for the glorious hero, who now plans to leave the business of war to others in future and to become a King of Peace. However, this temperamental man, with so many years of battle behind him and still in the bloom of youth, is not predestined for a quiet, orderly life at all. Very soon he plunges into an illicit love affair with Bathsheba, a married woman - an affair that threatens to become the king's undoing when it turns out that she is expecting his child. To conceal his adulterous fatherhood, the king sends Bathsheba's husband Uriah - one of his best and most loyal soldiers - to his death, and then marries her. The prophet and royal adviser Nathan announces to David that his act will result in divine punishment: the Lord will not countenance such an outrage. Violence and evil will continue in David's own family and bring disaster upon the heads of the numerous sons born to David from his wives and concubines. Then the child of David and Bathsheba dies. She gives him another son, Solomon, but very soon David suffers another sharp blow of fate: his grown-up son Absalom kills one of his brothers for the latter's rape of his sister. David is far too mild in response to this: not only does he fail to bring the incestuous seducer to justice, he also leaves the fratricide unpunished. The king does not realise that he is gradually losing control over his family, and that his hold on the people is also growing weaker. For David is obsessed with his plan of building the finest and largest temple in the world in Jerusalem. He demands immense sums from the populace for this project, even though God has commanded him to leave the completion of the building to his successors. David's ambitious son Absalom thus finds it very easy to drum up support for a conspiracy against his father. After a fierce battle, culminating in Absalom's death, David makes it back to Jerusalem.

Category: Adventure, Biography, History

Stars: Nathaniel Parker,Jonathan Pryce,Leonard Nimoy,Sheryl Lee,Ben Daniels,Richard Ashcroft,Gideon Turner,Maurice Roëves,Dominic Rowan,Edward Hall,Clara Bellar,Gina Bellman,Franco Nero,John Francis,Mohamad Belfikh

6.5 IMDB Rating 1,342 Views