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Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World(1998)

2.7/5 (with 530 votes)

When news of John Smith's death reaches America, Pocahontas is devastated. She sets off to London with John Rolfe, to meet with the King of England on a diplomatic mission: to create peace and respect between the two great lands. However, Governor Ratcliffe is still around; he wants to return to Jamestown and take over. He will stop at nothing to discredit the young princess.

GoodFellas(1990)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 4,440 votes)

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Tombstone(1993)

R
| 2h 10min | Western, Action
3.8/5 (with 668 votes)

Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a gang of renegade brigands and rustlers begins terrorizing the town.

Patch Adams(1998)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,229 votes)

The true story of Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams, who in the 1970s found that humor is the best medicine, and was willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh—even if it meant risking his own career.

Wyatt Earp(1994)

PG-13
| 3h 11min | Drama, Action, Western, Adventure
3.4/5 (with 279 votes)

Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during the Western revival in the 90's.

Chaplin(1992)

PG-13
| 2h 23min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 337 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.

Ed Wood(1994)

R
| 2h 7min | Comedy, Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 813 votes)

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.

Private Parts(1997)

R
| 1h 49min | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 120 votes)

The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.

Hilary and Jackie(1998)

2h 1min | Drama, Music
3.5/5 (with 29 votes)

The tragic story of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.

Jesus(1999)

PG
| 4h | History, Drama
3.1/5 (with 16 votes)

The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting Simon Peter and James son of Zebedee for the first time, dances at the wedding at Cana, and starts a water-splashing fight with his disciples as well. Satan is portrayed as a man in modern dress (and as a woman in red). During his temptation of Jesus, he shows him the Earth from the vantage point of space. Satan also shows Jesus images of wars and destruction carried out in his name. The film adds an apocryphal Roman historian named “Livio” who watches and comments as events unfold; he is presumably named after Livy.

The Temptations(1998)

1h 27min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 14 votes)

Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations.

Cobb(1994)

R
| 2h 8min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 29 votes)

Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ball-player ever,' in his words.

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Once Upon a Time in China(1991)

R
| 2h 14min | Action, Drama
3.6/5 (with 123 votes)

Set in late 19th century Canton, this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung against foreign forces' plundering of China.

Directed by Tsui Hark - With Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Jacky Cheung, Rosamund Kwan, Kent Cheng, Mark King, ...

Once Upon A Time In China II(1992)

R
| 1h 53min | Action, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 78 votes)

Wong Fei-Hung faces the White Lotus Society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat Sen, a revolutionary, from the military.

Directed by Tsui Hark - With Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Max Mok, Donnie Yen, David Chiang, Shi-Kwan Yen, ...

A Brief History of Time(1991)

G
| 1h 20min | Documentary
3.7/5 (with 44 votes)

The story of the extraordinary life of eminent scientist, Steven Hawking. As he goes through school, and despite being diagnosed with ALS, Hawking develops revolutionary theories about time, black holes, and the origin of the universe.

Directed by Errol Morris - With Stephen Hawking

Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story(1995)

3h 30min per episode | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The story of the life of the actress Elizabeth Taylor.

Once Upon A Time In China III(1993)

R
| 1h 52min | Action
3.3/5 (with 59 votes)

Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.

Directed by Tsui Hark - With Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Max Mok, Hung Yan-yan

The Passion of Ayn Rand(1999)

2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

The author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" becomes involved with a much younger, and married man... to the dismay of those close to her.

The Whole Wide World(1996)

1h 46min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 14 votes)

The Whole Wide World tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp fiction writer of the 1930s.

Once Upon a Time in China and America(1997)

PG-13
| 1h 42min | Action, Western
2.9/5 (with 29 votes)

So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred towards the Chinese immigrants is high. As a result, So gets into trouble with the Americans and the mob, and calls Master Wong for help.

The Secret Life of Ian Fleming(1990)

1h 40min | Adventure, TV Movie
2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

The Secret Life of Ian Fleming follows the exciting life of a dashing young Ian Fleming, the mastermind behind the highly successful James Bond books and movies.

Doomsday Gun(1994)

3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

Dr Gerald Bull was a genius at designing and building superguns (very large long range guns capable of shooting at ranges more than 100 miles). When an operational plan by the CIA to export sanctioned arms to apartheid-South Africa through him was exposed, the CIA denied all knowledge and he went to jail. He was later released, and moved to Belgium to start a subsidiary, of which a major project was to help Saddam Hussein build a new supergun capable of firing over 500 miles.

Directed by Robert Young - With Frank Langella

Gypsy(1993)

2h 33min | TV Movie, Comedy, Drama, Music
3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

A television adaptation of the classic Broadway musical.

Jeremiah(1998)

1h 30min | Drama, History
2.9/5 (with 9 votes)

The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's message to the people of Jerusalem.

Rasputin(1996)

R
| 2h 15min | History, Drama, TV Movie
3.2/5 (with 14 votes)

Into an era seething with war and revolution, a man comes with an incredible power to heal a nation...or destroy it. Based on the true story of one of the most powerful and mysterious figures in Russian history.

Directed by Uli Edel - With Alan Rickman

Once Upon a Time in China V(1994)

1h 41min | Action
2.7/5 (with 12 votes)

Epic adventure set during a tumultuous time in China, when left without a leader, the cavalry is attacked by the powerful allies and pirate bands. A martial arts master, Wong Fei-Hong and Aunt Yee return to do battle against these evil forces.

Truman(1995)

PG
| 2h 15min | Drama, TV Movie
3.6/5 (with 7 votes)

Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war President.

Directed by Frank Pierson - With Gary Sinise

Unabomber: The True Story(1996)

1h 37min | TV Movie, Crime, Drama, History
3.1/5 (with 5 votes)

The real story behind the hunt for Theodore J. Kaczynski, later known as the Unabomber, a terrorist who sent several bombs through the mail, alarming authorities and society. The movie follows a postal inspector who tracks down the suspect; a obstinate detective; and Kaczynski's brother, who suspected of Ted after the publishing of his manifesto explaining the reasons for the bombings.

With Robert Hays, Dean Stockwell, Tobin Bell, Victoria Mallory

29th Street(1991)

1h 41min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 11 votes)

After winning $6.2 million in the 1976 New York State Lottery, he is arrested for throwing rocks at a church. He then tells his story at the police station.

Frank and Ollie(1995)

PG
| 1h 29min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 9 votes)

Before computer graphics, special effects wizardry, and out-of-this world technology, the magic of animation flowed from the pencils of two of the greatest animators The Walt Disney Company ever produced -- Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. Frank and Ollie, the talent behind BAMBI, PINOCCHIO, LADY AND THE TRAMP, THE JUNGLE BOOK, and others, set the standard for such modern-day hits as THE LION KING. It was their creative genius that helped make Disney synonymous with brilliant animation, magnificent music, and emotional storytelling. Take a journey with these extraordinary artists as they share secrets, insights, and the inspiration behind some of the greatest animated movies the world has ever known!

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