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Inglourious Basterds(2009)

R
| 2h 33min | Drama, Action, Thriller, War
4.1/5 (with 8,391 votes)

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

Lord of War(2005)

R
| 2h 2min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 1,630 votes)

Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators. Finally, he must also face his own conscience.

Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla(2002)

PG
| 1h 28min | Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 70 votes)

JSDF pilot Akane has a fateful encounter when a new Godzilla emerges in Tateyama. As a countermeasure, a cyborg named Kiryu is constructed from the remains of the original. Piloted by Akane, she discovers the machine harbors the restless soul of the original monster as she must learn to find value in her own life as well.

Directed by Masaaki Tezuka - With Yumiko Shaku, Tsutomu Kitagawa, Hideki Matsui, Kumi Mizuno, Shinji Morisue, Akira Nakao, ...

The Art of War(2000)

R
| 1h 57min | Crime, Action, Adventure
2.9/5 (with 168 votes)

When ruthless terrorists threaten to bring down the United Nations, they frame the one man they believe can stop them: an international security expert named Shaw. Now he must run from his own allies and become a solitary force for good, as he tries to stop what could become World War III.

In Enemy Hands(2005)

1h 34min | War, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 32 votes)

At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put to the ultimate test when they're forced to join their German captors to fight for their very lives.

Waltz with Bashir(2008)

R
| 1h 30min | Drama, Animation, War, Documentary
3.9/5 (with 338 votes)

Director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage of animation enabled Folman to illustrate their personal memories and dreams.

Directed by Ari Folman

The Fever(2004)

1h 23min | Drama
1.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Tells the story of a woman who gets involved in politics with no previous contact with world events.

Sivaji: The Boss(2007)

PG-13
| 3h 9min | Action, Drama
3.6/5 (with 41 votes)

Corrupt police and politicians target a computer engineer for trying to better the lives of less privileged citizens.

Directed by Shankar - With Rajinikanth, Suman, Shriya Saran, Vivek, Manivannan, Solomon Pappaiah, ...

Iron Ladies of Liberia(2007)

1h 17min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became Africa's first ever elected female head of state, filmmakers Siatta Scott-Johnson and Daniel Junge were there to follow her. It was the start of an extraordinary year they spent with the Liberian president as she struggled to take control of a country devastated by years of civil war. Together with her 'iron ladies' (the finance minister and police chief are also formidable females), she takes a firm hold on the government, trying to root out corruption and spend the tiny annual budget carefully. But it is not an easy task, and everything seems to be against her - even her presidential mansion burns down. (Storyville)

Directed by Daniel Junge - With Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Intimate Enemies(2007)

1h 48min | Drama, War, History
3.4/5 (with 22 votes)

A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence.

Berlin '36(2009)

1h 40min | Drama, History
2.7/5 (with 11 votes)

Berlin 36 is a 2009 German film telling the fate of Jewish athlete Gretel Bergmann in the 1936 Summer Olympics. She was replaced by the Nazi regime by an athlete later discovered to be a man. The film is based on a true story and was released in Germany on September 10, 2009. Reporters at Der Spiegel challenged the historical basis for many of the events in the film, pointing to arrest records and medical examinations indicating German authorities did not learn Dora Ratjen was male until 1938.

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams(2006)

1h 30min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.

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Constantine's Sword(2008)

1h 33min | Documentary
2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

An exploration of the dark side of Christianity, following acclaimed author and former priest James Carroll on a journey of remembrance and reckoning.

Common Ground(2002)

1h 50min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 9 votes)

In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to live with his pension. The crisis in Argentina does not allow Fernando to get a new job, and his wife decides to sell her family's apartment and move to a small farm near Villa Dolores to reduce their expenses. Fernando comes up with the idea to grow lavender and sell the oil to the perfume industry.

The Old Garden(2006)

1h 52min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

Blending politics with romance, noted director of “The Housemaid” weaves a story of two activists in hiding in a remote shack. The intimate setting proves to be fertile ground for hidden desires.

Mi mejor enemigo(2005)

1h 40min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 5 votes)

After losing their bearings, a group of Chilean soldiers learns some lessons about their enemy's humanity in this dark comedy set during the 1970s war between Chile and Argentina. Digging in where they are, the troop soon discovers a nearby Argentinean platoon. Unsure how to handle the situation, the two groups start passing notes via a stray dog, and eventually achieve a wary camaraderie.

Pains of Autumn(2009)

3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

When a nationalistic wealthy landowner's idealist son falls for a non-muslim prostitute, he finds himself in a conflict between his feelings and politics under the shadow of the events of September 6th-7th in 1955, the Istanbul Pogrom.

America Betrayed(2020)

1h 34min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Writer/director Leslie Carde finds her villain in the US Army Corps of Engineers, an agency whose primary aim is supposed to be that of protecting the nation's citizenry from potential disasters caused by the structural failure of dams, bridges, levees, buildings etc. Instead, the Corps, in cahoots with the many politicians and congressmen who work right along with it, has been found, over and over again, to be derelict in its duties - guilty of negligence, of employing harmful cost-cutting measures, of having misplaced priorities, of engaging in outright deception, and of brokering sweetheart deals with pet contractors. The movie is unsparing in its treatment of the Corps, and Carde clearly views it as her own personal mission to hold that organization accountable for the many acts of criminal malfeasance it has engaged in over the years.

The Final Days(2000)

6min | Comedy
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A tongue-in-cheek look at President Clinton's final days in office.

Confessional(2007)

1h 30min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A documentary filmmaker from Manila sets out to cover the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, but gets in over his head when he meets a retired, corrupt politician who is ready to tell all.

Directed by Jerrold Tarog - With Jerrold Tarog

Quiet Nights Of Blood And Pain(2020)

1h 15min

The movie deals with two soldiers home from the Iraq war suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but in vastly different ways. One sees her life falling apart in night-terrors, flashbacks, insomnia, and a total lack of government support. The other still believes he is fighting the war now that he is back on American soil. Still convinced he is supposed to torture and kill any and everyone who can be viewed as Anti-American. Soon they will be at a crossroads and blood will be flooding the American streets.

Directed by Andrew Copp

Kalinovski Square(2008)

1h 27min | Documentary

Three months before elections the president of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenka claimed: "You have no other choice, you will vote for me!" We were trying to figure out how did it happen that 83% of the population voted for Lukashenka? The film tracks the opposition struggle during few post-election days. The movie shows the falsehood of the official propaganda and the ambiguous, sometimes polar, attitude of simple people. Assembling together all the debris of the opinions, comparing different historical events, jeering at dictator's arrogance and manners, admiring courage and dedication of the young generation, the feature approaches the understanding of what is really going on in the middle of Europe. And one more thing -the director's sarcastic comment throughout the film does not make you bored!

Maryam(2002)

1h 27min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran.

Village People Radio Show(2007)

1h 12min | Documentary
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A portrait of village life in South Thailand, home of retired Malay-Muslim members of the communist party of neighboring Malaysia. Recollections of the decades-long guerrilla war are interspersed with a Thai radio soap opera.

Directed by Amir Muhammad
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