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Annabelle Comes Home(2019)

R
| 1h 46min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 1,132 votes)

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens' ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

Forrest Gump(1994)

PG-13
| 2h 22min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
4.3/5 (with 10,162 votes)

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

Beirut(2018)

R
| 1h 50min | Action, Thriller, Drama
3.2/5 (with 191 votes)

In 1980s Beirut, Mason Skiles is a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a colleague from the group that is possibly responsible for his own family's death. Meanwhile, a CIA field agent who is working under cover at the American embassy is tasked with keeping Mason alive and ensuring that the mission is a success.

The Post(2017)

PG-13
| 1h 56min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 1,788 votes)

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

Dark Shadows(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 53min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.0/5 (with 2,787 votes)

Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.

My Girl(1991)

PG
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 702 votes)

Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is "allergic to everything", and sticks with Vada despite her hangups. When Vada's father hires Shelly, and begins to fall for her, things take a turn to the worse...

The Sandlot 2(2005)

PG
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Kids & Family
2.9/5 (with 54 votes)

A decade has passed in the small town where the original Sandlot gang banded together during the summer of ’62 to play baseball and battle the Beast. Now comes the sequel, a campy romp back to the dugout where nine new kids descend on the diamond only to discover that a descendant of the Beast lives in Mr. Mertle’s backyard--a monster of mythical proportions known as "The Great Fear.".

BlacKkKlansman(2018)

R
| 2h 15min | Crime, Drama, History, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 2,739 votes)

Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

Munich(2005)

R
| 2h 44min | Drama, Action, History, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 895 votes)

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.

Alive(1993)

R
| 2h 7min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 492 votes)

The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager rations and through the freezing cold.

Missing in Action 2: The Beginning(1985)

R
| 1h 40min | Action, War
3.0/5 (with 89 votes)

Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.

Directed by Lance Hool - With Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams, John Wesley

Dog Day Afternoon(1975)

R
| 2h 5min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 962 votes)

Based on the true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale. Sonny and Sal attempt a bank heist which quickly turns sour and escalates into a hostage situation and stand-off with the police. As Sonny's motives for the robbery are slowly revealed and things become more complicated, the heist turns into a media circus.

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The Devil's Own(1997)

R
| 1h 47min | Crime, Thriller, Drama
3.1/5 (with 391 votes)

Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie's real identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom's growing suspicions, forces Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder.

Life(1999)

R
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Crime
3.3/5 (with 257 votes)

Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.

Bad Ass(2012)

R
| 1h 30min | Action, Drama
2.9/5 (with 140 votes)

Decorated Vietnam hero, Frank Vega returns home only to get shunned by society leaving him without a job or his high school sweetheart. It's not until forty years later when an incident on a commuter bus makes him a local hero where he's suddenly celebrated once again. But his good fortune suddenly turns for the worse when his best friend is murdered and the police aren't doing anything about it.

Charlie Says(2019)

R
| 1h 44min | Drama, Crime
2.9/5 (with 63 votes)

Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them - and through her we witness their transformations as they face the reality of their horrific crimes.

Chaplin(1992)

PG-13
| 2h 23min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 327 votes)

An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, recounting his amazing journey from his poverty-stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention of the Little Tramp.

All the President's Men(1976)

PG
| 2h 18min | Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 582 votes)

During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Richard Nixon to resign from his post.

Magnum Force(1973)

R
| 2h 4min | Drama, Crime, Action
3.6/5 (with 320 votes)

"Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.

Somewhere in Time(1980)

PG
| 1h 43min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 171 votes)

Young writer Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to "Come back to me". Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. Becoming more and more obsessed with her, by self-hypnosis he manages to travel back in time—where he meets her.

Finding Steve McQueen(2019)

R
| 1h 31min | Romance / Love, Crime
3.2/5 (with 32 votes)

In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions. Based on the true story of the biggest bank heist in US history.

Where the Truth Lies(2005)

R
| 1h 47min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 86 votes)

An ambitious reporter probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team.

Dick(1999)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 87 votes)

Two high school girls wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate scandal.

If These Walls Could Talk 2(2000)

R
| 1h 36min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.5/5 (with 35 votes)

The stories of three lesbian couples -- who live in the same house at different periods of time -- who are at a crossroads in their lives. In 1961, Edith loses her lover, Abby, to a stroke. Linda and Amy struggle with feminist issues in 1972. And, in 2000, Kal and Fran try to have a baby with the help of sperm donor.

Directed by Anne Heche - With Vanessa Redgrave

I Dreamed of Africa(2000)

PG-13
| 1h 54min | Romance / Love, Drama, Adventure
2.9/5 (with 25 votes)

Inspired by the true story of indomitable Kuki Gallmann, the film tells of a beautiful and inquisitive woman who had the courage to escape from her comfortable yet monotonous life in Italy to start anew in the African wilderness with her son, Emanuele, and her new husband, Paolo. Gallmann faces great danger there but eventually becomes a celebrated conservationist.

Rest Stop: Don't Look Back(2008)

NR
| 1h 29min | Horror
2.4/5 (with 26 votes)

One year after running away from home, Nicole and Jesse are still missing. When Jesse's brother, Tom, returns home from active duty, he sets out with his friends Marilyn and Jared to locate the lost couple. Their search leads them to the stretch of old highway with a mysterious Rest Stop, where they find themselves in the same predicament as Nicole and Jesse: confronting a madman.

Waking the Dead(2000)

R
| 1h 45min | Mystery, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 29 votes)

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.

Deep Cover(1992)

R
| 1h 47min | Action, Thriller, Crime
3.5/5 (with 46 votes)

Black police officer Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA—the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches the boss.

Jeruzalem(2015)

R
| 1h 27min | Horror
2.7/5 (with 207 votes)

When a couple of American young adults fly to Israel to visit the city of Jerusalem, a biblical nightmare falls upon the city.

Three Seconds(2017)

2h 13min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 50 votes)

The story is set at the 1972 Munich Olympics where the U.S. team lost the basketball championship for the first time in 36 years. The final moments of the final game have become one of the most controversial events in Olympic history. With play tied, the score table horn sounded during a second free throw attempt that put the U.S. ahead by one. But the Soviets claimed they had called for a time out before the basket and confusion ensued. The clock was set back by three seconds twice in a row and the Russians finally prevailed at the very last. The U.S. protested, but a jury decided in the USSR’s favor and Team USA voted unanimously to refuse its silver medals. The Soviet players have been treated as heroes at home.

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