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Death on the Nile(2022)

PG-13
| 2h 6min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 667 votes)

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot boards a glamorous river steamer with enough champagne to fill the Nile. But his Egyptian vacation turns into a thrilling search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short.

Midway(2019)

PG-13
| 2h 18min | War, History, Action, Drama
3.6/5 (with 920 votes)

The story of the Battle of Midway, and the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome massive odds.

Chinatown(1974)

R
| 2h 10min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 1,460 votes)

Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

Death on the Nile(1978)

PG
| 2h 20min | Mystery
3.6/5 (with 265 votes)

As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

The Butler(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,268 votes)

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

Pineapple Express(2008)

R
| 1h 51min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.3/5 (with 1,517 votes)

A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.

O Brother, Where Art Thou?(2000)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
3.7/5 (with 1,642 votes)

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's 'Odyssey'.

The Color Purple(1985)

PG
| 2h 34min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 643 votes)

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing 'Mister' Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa.

The King's Speech(2010)

1h 58min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 3,687 votes)

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.

Love, Strange Love(1982)

2h 3min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 18 votes)

Man remembers 48 crucial hours in his life when, as a child, he visited his mother, the favorite woman of an important politician, in a bordello owned by him, right before some important political changes in 1937 Brazil. In those hours, he discovers his own sexuality.

The Thirteenth Floor(1999)

3.5/5 (with 486 votes)

Los Angeles. A wealthy man, known as Mr. Fuller, discovers a shocking secret about the world he lives in. Fearing for his life, he leaves a desperate message for a friend of his in the most unexpected place.

The Eight Hundred(2020)

2h 27min | War, History, Drama, Action
3.5/5 (with 76 votes)

In 1937, eight hundred Chinese soldiers fight under siege from a warehouse in the middle of the Shanghai battlefield, completely surrounded by the Japanese army.

Directed by Guan Hu - With Huang Zhizhong, Oho Ou, Zhang Junyi, Wang Qianyuan, Jiang Wu, Zhang Yi, ...
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Stan & Ollie(2018)

PG
| 1h 38min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 404 votes)

With their golden era long behind them, comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille and Ida – a formidable double act in their own right – the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.

City of Life and Death(2009)

R
| 2h 12min | Drama, History, War
3.8/5 (with 68 votes)

City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the Rape of Nanking, a period of several weeks wherein tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians were killed.

Guernica(2016)

1h 50min | Drama, War, Romance / Love
2.7/5 (with 44 votes)

The fates of Henry - an American correspondent - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors during the Spanish Civil War.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood(2002)

PG-13
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 87 votes)

A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.

The Uninvited(1944)

NR
| 1h 39min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 77 votes)

A brother and sister move into an old seaside house they find has been abandoned for many years on the English coast. Their original enchantment with the house diminishes as they hear stories of the previous owners and meet their daughter (now a young woman) who lives as a neighbor with her grandfather. Also heard are unexplained sounds during the night. It becomes obvious that the house is haunted.

John Rabe(2009)

2h 14min | Drama, History, War
3.4/5 (with 46 votes)

A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.

Blithe Spirit(2020)

PG-13
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 46 votes)

A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writers block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years.

The Hindenburg(1975)

2h 5min | History, Thriller, Drama
3.2/5 (with 45 votes)

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to uncover a possible saboteur aboard the doomed zeppelin he finds that any of the passengers and crew could be the culprit.

Suddenly, Last Summer(1959)

NR
| 1h 54min | Thriller, Drama, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 97 votes)

The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Me and Orson Welles(2009)

PG-13
| 1h 54min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 71 votes)

New York, 1937. A teenager hired to star in Orson Welles' production of Julius Caesar becomes attracted to a career-driven production assistant.

Shanghai Surprise(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance / Love
2.1/5 (with 25 votes)

Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary nurse seeking the curing powers of opium for her patients. Fate sets them on a hectic, exotic, and even romantic quest for stolen drugs. But they are up against every thug and smuggler in Shangai.

Cradle Will Rock(1999)

R
| 2h 12min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 28 votes)

A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.

The White Countess(2005)

3.4/5 (with 26 votes)

Iin 1930s Shanghai, 'The White Countess' is both Sofia—a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy—and a nightclub created by a blind American diplomat, who asks Sofia to be the centerpiece of the world he wants to create.

Brighton Beach Memoirs(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 19 votes)

Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to and admires. He goes through the hardships of puberty, sexual fantasy, and living the life of a poor boy in a crowded house.

The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music(2015)

1h 38min | Drama, Music
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of a well-known musical family, overcomes many obstacles to pursue her musical career and move to the United States.

All Creatures Great and Small(1975)

1h 32min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

James Herriot is a vet in Yorkshire, England, during the 1940's. He is assigned to the practice of Siegfried Farnon, who (together with his mischievous brother Tristan) already have a successful business. James undergoes a variety of adventures during his work, which are just as often caused by the characters of the county (including the Farnon brothers) as the animals in his care.

Uncertain Glory(2017)

1h 55min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 17 votes)

Front of Aragon, 1937. Lluís (Marcel Borràs), a young republican officer destined for a temporarily dormant position, meets an enigmatic widow of whom she falls in love, Carlana (Núria Prims), who manages to fool him to falsify a Document that makes it the lady of the region. The best friend of Lluís, the Soleràs (Oriol Pla), a degraded officer, discovers the fraud and, in exchange for not exposing him, he demands that he move away from the bombings of Barcelona his son and his wife, from whom he is Secretly in love When Trini (Bruna Cusí) arrives at the town, it does not take long to discover the betrayal of Lluís and establishes between them two a "state of war" that will make all moral bases stagger.

Eight Hundred Heroes(1975)

1h 52min | War, Drama
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)

As battle rages in Shanghai, a single battalion of soldiers led by Xie Jinyuan is ordered to hold back the Japanese forces at the Sihang warehouse. Girl scouts risk their lives to deliver food and medicine to the defenders.

Directed by Ting Shan-hsi - With Ko Chun-hsiung
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