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The Great Gatsby(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 23min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 4,883 votes)

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

Bill & Ted Face the Music(2020)

PG-13
| 1h 32min | Comedy, Science Fiction, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 237 votes)

Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends Bill and Ted set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they are helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures and a few music legends—to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony to the universe.

Gandhi(1982)

PG
| 3h 11min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 846 votes)

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive resistance', endeavouring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed.

1922(2017)

1h 42min | Horror, Crime, Drama, History
3.0/5 (with 1,017 votes)

A simple yet proud rancher conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.

The Color Purple(1985)

PG
| 2h 34min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 591 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.

Michael Collins(1996)

R
| 2h 12min | War, Drama, Thriller, History
3.5/5 (with 158 votes)

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.

Ed Gein(2000)

1h 29min | Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 37 votes)

The true story of Edward Gein, the farmer whose horrific crimes inspired Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Silence of the Lambs. This is the first film to Gein's tormented upbringing, his adored but domineering mother, and the 1957 arrest uncovered the most bizarre series of murders America has ever seen.

Directed by Chuck Parello - With Steve Railsback, Carrie Snodgress, Carol Mansell, Steve Blackwood, Danny Keogh, Pat Skipper, ...

Vincere(2009)

2h 8min | Drama, History
3.4/5 (with 52 votes)

The story of the descent into madness of Mussolini's secret first wife, Ida Dasler, who was seduced by his passion and vigour but blind to the fascist dictator's many flaws. A historical drama with the passion, lyricism and tragedy of a classical Italian opera. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb(2006)

NR
| 2h 50min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror
2.5/5 (with 14 votes)

Thousands of years ago, the great Child King Tutankhamen ruled. Few know the details of his life -- No one knows the secrets of his death. All that is about to change.Free -spirited archaeologist Danny Fremont (Casper Van Dien, Sleepy Hollow) is certain that if found, King Tut's Emerald Tablet would hold the power to control the world. Unfortunately, the only one who believes Fremont is his nemesis archaeologist Morgan Sinclair (Jonathan Hyde, Titanic), a member of a secret society who wants the tablet to harness unspeakable evil on the world and will stop at nothing to get it.

Directed by Russell Mulcahy - With Casper Van Dien

Thoroughly Modern Millie(1967)

G
| 2h 18min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 28 votes)

Millie Dillmount, a fearless young lady fresh from Salina, Kansas, determined to experience Life, sets out to see the world in the rip-roaring Twenties. With high spirits and wearing one of those new high hemlines, she arrives in New York to test the "modern" ideas she had been reading about back in Kansas: "I've taken the girl out of Kansas. Now I have to take Kansas out of the girl!".

The Informer(1935)

1h 31min | Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 30 votes)

Gypo Nolan is a former Irish Republican Army man who drowns his sorrows in the bottle. He's desperate to escape his bleak Dublin life and start over in America with his girlfriend. So when British authorities advertise a reward for information about his best friend, current IRA member Frankie, Gypo cooperates. Now Gypo can buy two tickets on a boat bound for the States, but can he escape the overwhelming guilt he feels for betraying his buddy?

The Tracker(2002)

1h 30min | Drama, History, Western
3.4/5 (with 18 votes)

Somewhere in Australia in the early 20th century outback, an Aboriginal man is accused of murdering a white woman. Three white men are on a mission to capture him with the help of an experienced Indigenous man.

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You Can't Win 'Em All(1970)

1h 37min | War, Adventure, Comedy, Action
3.3/5 (with 11 votes)

Two former U.S. Army soldiers, Adam Dyer and Josh Corey, join a band of Turkish mercenaries in 1922 Turkey whom are hired by Osman Bey, a local governor, to escort his three daughters to Smyran and to protect a gold shipment that is to accompany them. Nobody is aware that Elci, a local colonel, plans to steal the gold for himself, while a rebel general persues all parties involved.

Juno and the Paycock(1930)

1h 34min | Drama, Comedy
2.3/5 (with 14 votes)

During the Irish revolution, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life, forgetting what the most important values of life really are. At the end, they discover they will not receive that inheritance; the family is destroyed and penniless. They must sell their home and start living like vagabonds.

Destinazione Piovarolo(1955)

1h 29min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 10 votes)

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Brides(2004)

3.5/5 (with 8 votes)

A young female character, Nikki Douka, from Samothraki, is sailing to the U.S. to fulfill a marriage contract and save her family honor. Her skills as a seamstress keep her busily sewing throughout the voyage to alter wedding dresses for the third-class voyagers. But along the way, she meets a young American photographer who is returning from the Middle East where he was snapping shots of the war in Smyrna, 1922. Her honesty, pride, and beauty attract the attention of the American who falls in love with her. Tribulations abound during the voyage, following the dramas of several unfortunate young women upon whom nasty characters preyed, as Nikki struggles with her feelings for the photographer.

While I Live(1947)

1h 25min | Thriller
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

In 1922, young pianist and composer Olwen Trevelyan, troubled and sleepless over her inability to finish the final notes of her composition, falls to her death from the cliffs of Cornwall. 25 years on, Olwen has gained posthumous fame as a result of her tragic death and her haunting uncompleted composition 'The Dream of Olwen'. Her reclusive sister Julia (Sonia Dresdel), who has never come to terms with Olwen's death, becomes convinced that Olwen has returned when she meets an amnesiac woman who looks like her.

Directed by John Harlow - With Sonia Dresdel, Tom Walls, Carol Raye

Another Life(2001)

1h 41min | Crime
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A woman is wrongly accused of murdering her husband in Edwardian London. Just before the outbreak of World War I, Edith Graydon married her boyfriend Percy Thomson. He survives the war but theirs is not a happy marriage. She doesn't really love him and he feels it every day. He's also possessive and their daily life is a constant battle. She meets and falls in love with Frederick Bywaters, her sister's one-time boyfriend. They have a long affair and her desperate attempts to get either a formal separation of divorce from her husband falls on deaf ears. They are at their wits end and Bywaters decides to do something about it. On a dark evening when Edith is walking with her husband, Bywaters stabs him to death. Edith is charged with murder along with Bywaters and both are found guilty. She claims her innocence right up until the day they are both executed by hanging in 1923. Based on a true story.

March on Rome(1962)

1h 34min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 12 votes)

March on Rome (Italian: La marcia su Roma) is a 1962 comedy film by Dino Risi with Vittorio Gassman and Ugo Tognazzi, aimed at describing the March on Rome of Benito Mussolini's black shirts from the point of view of two newly recruited, naïve black shirts.

Sunrise at Campobello(1960)

2h 24min | Drama, History
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

The story of Franklin Roosevelt's bout with polio at age 40 in 1921 and how his family (and especially wife Eleanor) cope with his illness. From being stricken while vacationing at Campobello to his triumphant nominating speech for Al Smith's presidency in 1924, the story follows the various influences on his life and his determination to recover - based on the award winning Broadway play of the same name.

The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains(1987)

1h 55min
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

The true story of Robert Elliot Burns, the prisoner who, after being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, attempted two daring escapes.

Directed by Daniel Mann - With Val Kilmer

A Summer Story(1988)

1h 35min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

A bittersweet tale of lost love, based on a short story ("The Apple Tree") by John Galsworthy.

Love, Honor and Behave(1938)

1h 11min | Comedy
2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Comedy about a weak husband, afraid to say "no" to his new wife, who realizes he must assert himself to save his marriage.

Directed by Stanley Logan

Bonivur's Heart(1969)

4h 4min | History
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A young Komsomol member Vitaly Bonivur is fighting for Soviet power in the Far East and Primorye. Red underground workers are not the first day want to arrange an escape of their fellow prisoners. And the brave Bonivur takes part in the organization of the getaway, but for counterintelligence he remains elusive. Vitaly Bonivur's aspiration for justice, heroism and determination — courage and bravery of a young man who fights for a bright future.

Directed by Mark Orlov - With Lev Prygunov, Boris Chirkov, Ivan Pereverzev

The Mirror(1999)

1h 27min | Mystery, Horror, Crime
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The grandson of a rich widow returns to Hong Kong with his girlfriend. They are charmed by an antique mirror at the grandmother's home. The mirror used to belonged to a famous courtesan in ...

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