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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 52min | Adventure, Action, Fantasy
2.7/5 (with 1,837 votes)

Archaeologist Rick O'Connell travels to China, pitting him against an emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination. This time, O'Connell enlists the help of his wife and son to quash the so-called 'Dragon Emperor' and his abuse of supernatural power.

Emperor(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 45min | Drama, History, War
3.1/5 (with 96 votes)

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Superman: Red Son(2020)

3.7/5 (with 327 votes)

Set in the thick of the Cold War, Red Son introduces us to a Superman who landed in the USSR during the 1950s and grows up to become a Soviet symbol that fights for the preservation of Stalin’s brand of communism.

Directed by Sam Liu

42(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 8min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 719 votes)

The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show.

The Aviator(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 50min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 2,160 votes)

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Raging Bull(1980)

R
| 2h 9min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 1,660 votes)

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Kalashnikov AK-47(2020)

1h 45min | War, History, Drama
3.8/5 (with 91 votes)

Tank commander Kalashnikov is severely injured in battle in 1941. The accident leaves him incapacitated and unable to return to the front line.While recovering in the hospital he begins creating the initial sketches of what will become one of the world’s most legendary weapons. A self-taught inventor, Mikhail Kalashnikov, is only 29 when he develops the now iconic assault riffle— the AK-47.

Notorious(1946)

3.9/5 (with 581 votes)

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian, a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society(2018)

3.8/5 (with 559 votes)

Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

Young Black Stallion(2003)

3.4/5 (with 39 votes)

When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!

Directed by Simon Wincer - With Richard Romanus

The End of the Affair(1999)

R
| 1h 42min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.4/5 (with 89 votes)

On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his own jealousy and arranges to have her followed.

The Black Stallion(1979)

G
| 1h 58min | Kids & Family, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 108 votes)

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a deserted island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training the horse to race against the fastest ones in the world.

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The Paradine Case(1947)

3.1/5 (with 88 votes)

The beautiful Mrs. Paradine is accused of poisoning her older, blind husband. She hires married Anthony Keane as her lawyer and when he begins to fall in love with her, she encourages him.

The East(2020)

2h 17min | War, Drama, Thriller, History
3.1/5 (with 16 votes)

A young Dutch soldier deployed to suppress post-WWII independence efforts in the Netherlands’ colony of Indonesia finds himself torn between duty and conscience when he joins an increasingly ruthless commander’s elite squad.

Directed by Jim Taihuttu

I'll Follow You Down(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 33min | Science Fiction, Drama, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 63 votes)

After the disappearance of a young scientist on a business trip, his son and wife struggle to cope, only to make a bizarre discovery years later - one that may bring him home.

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers(1946)

NR
| 1h 55min | Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 58 votes)

Three childhood friends, Martha, Walter and Sam, share a terrible secret. Over time, the ambitious Martha and the pusillanimous Walter have married. She is a cold businesswoman; he is the district attorney: a perfect combination to dominate the corrupt city of Iverstown at will. But the unexpected return of Sam, after years of absence, deeply disturbs the life of the odd couple.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown(1976)

R
| 1h 26min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
3.0/5 (with 64 votes)

A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.

MacArthur(1977)

PG
| 2h 10min | Drama, History, War
3.1/5 (with 28 votes)

The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in flashback as he visits West Point.

Europa(1991)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 108 votes)

Postwar Germany, 1945. Leopold Kessler, an American of German descent, works as a sleeping car conductor for the Zentropa railway line. When he meets Katharina Hartmann, the railroad owner's daughter, and they fall in love, his life intersects with the dark and violent path of a mysterious organization opposed to the United States army military occupation.

Quai des Orfèvres(1947)

1h 50min | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 57 votes)

Jenny Lamour sings in a music hall in postwar Paris, accompanied by her husband, Maurice Martineau, on piano. When Martineau notices his wife flirting with an older businessman named Georges Brignon, he follows her to Brignon's house with the intent to kill him. At the house, Brignon is found murdered -- but by someone else. Inspector Antoine conducts an investigation that implicates Martineau, whose planned alibi comes loose.

The Secret of Roan Inish(1994)

PG
| 1h 43min | Drama, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 26 votes)

10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother was washed out to sea and never seen again, so when Fiona spies a naked little boy on the abandoned Isle of Roan Inish, she is compelled to investigate..

Humongous(1982)

R
| 1h 34min | Horror, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 12 votes)

The monstrous offspring of a violent crime grows up in seclusion on a remote island, where a boat-full of hapless teens have shipwrecked, unaware of what's lurking in the woods.

A Christmas Story 2(2012)

PG
| 1h 26min | Comedy
2.4/5 (with 16 votes)

The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-American Christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy, mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.

Repeat Performance(1947)

NR
| 1h 31min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 9 votes)

Broadway star, Sheila Page, shoots Barney, her murderous husband on New Year's Eve. She flees her apartment and goes to her producer, John Friday. When she arrives, it is New Year's day, a year earlier. She has been given the chance to live life over and correct the errors of the past only to find that the end will be the same although the path will be different.

Back to the Secret Garden(2000)

G
| 1h 40min | Fantasy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.1/5 (with 14 votes)

A youngster living in a stately home discovers the magical garden Mary, Colin & Dickon stumbled across years before - but faces a battle with the housekeeper over whether to nurture it.

Directed by Michael Tuchner - With Camilla Belle

Out in the Open(2019)

1h 43min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 33 votes)

A boy escaped from home, listening, crouched in the depths of his hiding place, the cries of the men who seek him. When the game passes, what remains before him is an infinite and arid plain that he must cross if he wants to get away definitively from what has made him flee. His steps will intersect with those of a pastor and, from that moment, nothing will be the same for either of them.

Taking Sides(2001)

1h 48min | Drama, War, Music
3.1/5 (with 14 votes)

One of the most spectacular and renowned conductors of the 1930s, Wilhelm Furtwangler's reputation rivaled that of Toscanini's. After the war, he was investigated as part of the Allies' de-Nazification programme. In the bombed-out Berlin of the immediate post-war period, the Allies slowly bring law and order to bear on an occupied Germany. An American major is given the Furtwangler file, and is told to find everything he can and to prosecute the man ruthlessly. Tough and hard-nosed, Major Steve Arnold sets out to investigate a world of which he knows nothing.

The Last Time I Committed Suicide(1997)

R
| 1h 32min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 11 votes)

Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence. When his girlfried, Joan, tries to kill herself he gets scared and runs away. But when Joan reappears will he take the chance at that happiness, or will he turn his back on it?

The Time of Their Lives(1946)

1h 22min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 16 votes)

Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their innocence.

Hue and Cry(1947)

1h 22min | Crime, Comedy, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 16 votes)

A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing comedies.

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