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The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters
IMDb: 7.5
126 min

The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African-American college students into a historical…

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Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis
IMDb: 8.0
96 min

In 1970s Iran, Marjane ‘Marji’ Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah’s defeat in the Iranian…

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody
IMDb: 8.0
134 min

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock ‘n’ roll band Queen in…

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Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane
IMDb: 7.1
120 min

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

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An American Crime

An American Crime

An American Crime
IMDb: 7.3
98 min

The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

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A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart
IMDb: 6.6
108 min

Based on Mariane Pearl’s account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl’s life and death.

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W.

W.

W.
IMDb: 6.3
129 min

The story of the eventful life of George W. Bush—his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith—and the critical days leading up to his decision…

The Baader Meinhof Complex

The Baader Meinhof Complex

The Baader Meinhof Complex
IMDb: 7.4
150 min

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody “Deutschen Herbst” in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust’s standard…

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
IMDb: 6.4
110 min

A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York.

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Eichmann

Eichmann

Eichmann
IMDb: 5.9
96 min

Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel, of his role in Hitler’s plan for the final solution.

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Carnera: The Walking Mountain

Carnera: The Walking Mountain

Carnera: The Walking Mountain
IMDb: 5.6
125 min

The life of Primo Carnera a.k.a. “Ambling Alp”, Italian professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from June 1933 to June 1934, but also accused by some of having ties…

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B.T.K.

B.T.K.

B.T.K.
IMDb: 4.0
90 min

A story based on real-life serial killer Dennis L. Rader, who systematically tortured and killed his victims for over two decades and evaded the police for over 30 years, all…

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The Damned United

The Damned United

The Damned United
IMDb: 7.5
98 min

Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough’s abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players’ dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of…

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The Countess

The Countess

The Countess
IMDb: 6.2
98 min

Kingdom of Hungary, 17th century. As she gets older, powerful Countess Erzsébet Báthory (1560-1614), blinded by the passion that she feels for a younger man, succumbs to the mad delusion…

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Taking Woodstock

Taking Woodstock

Taking Woodstock
IMDb: 6.7
120 min

The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When…

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Prayers for Bobby

Prayers for Bobby

Prayers for Bobby
IMDb: 8.1
90 min

Bobby Griffith was his mother’s favorite son, the perfect all-American boy growing up under deeply religious influences in Walnut Creek, California. Bobby was also gay. Struggling with a conflict no…

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My One and Only

My One and Only

My One and Only
IMDb: 6.5
108 min

A mother takes her two sons on an unusual road trip from New York. Pittsburgh, St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care…

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John Rabe

John Rabe

John Rabe
IMDb: 7.2
134 min

A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.

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Amelia

Amelia

Amelia
IMDb: 5.8
111 min

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the…

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Shirley

Shirley

Shirley
IMDb: 6.4
107 min

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

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The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk
IMDb: 8.3
90 min

Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to…

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The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman
IMDb: 6.8
131 min

The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

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Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Out of Africa
IMDb: 7.2
161 min

Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life…

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Mask

Mask

Mask
IMDb: 7.2
120 min

A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Walking Tall

Walking Tall

Walking Tall
IMDb: 7.0
125 min

Buford Pusser’s a wrestler, whose wife wants him to settle down, so they go to his home town in Tennessee, where he plans to get into business with his father….

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La Bamba

La Bamba

La Bamba
IMDb: 6.9
108 min

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.

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Cry Freedom

Cry Freedom

Cry Freedom
IMDb: 7.4
157 min

A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in…

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Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Tucker: The Man and His Dream
IMDb: 6.9
110 min

Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1945. Engineer Preston Tucker dreams of designing the car of future, but his innovative envision will be repeatedly sabotaged by his own unrealistic expectations and the Detroit automobile…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist
IMDb: 7.0
129 min

The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam
IMDb: 7.3
121 min

Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but…

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Bloodsport

Bloodsport

Bloodsport
IMDb: 6.8
92 min

U.S. soldier Frank Dux has come to Hong Kong to be accepted into the Kumite, a highly secret and extremely violent martial arts competition. While trying to gain access into…

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A Cry in the Dark

A Cry in the Dark

A Cry in the Dark
IMDb: 6.9
120 min

Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain who, during a family camping trip to Ayers Rock in central Australia, claimed she witnessed a dingo take her baby daughter, Azaria,…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown
IMDb: 7.9
103 min

In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Great Balls of Fire!

Great Balls of Fire!

Great Balls of Fire!
IMDb: 6.2
108 min

The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into…

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Blaze

Blaze

Blaze
IMDb: 6.0
120 min

This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Pavarotti

Pavarotti

Pavarotti
IMDb: 7.5
114 min

Featuring never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews, filmmaker Ron Howard examines the life and career of famed opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti.

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Mrs Lowry & Son

Mrs Lowry & Son

Mrs Lowry & Son
IMDb: 6.6
91 min

An intimate portrayal of the relationship between one of greatest artists of the 20th century, L.S. Lowry and his unhappy and controlling mother, Elizabeth, whom he lived with all his…

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Mr. Jones

Mr. Jones

Mr. Jones
IMDb: 6.8
141 min

In 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travels to Ukraine, where he experiences the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are…

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I Am Durán

I Am Durán

I Am Durán
IMDb: 7.0
84 min

The story of four-time World Champion Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán. A one man wrecking-ball who took on the world, transcended his sport and helped inspire a nation to rise up…

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Hell on the Border

Hell on the Border

Hell on the Border
IMDb: 4.6
106 min

This epic, action-packed Western tells the incredible true story of Bass Reeves, the first black marshal in the Wild West. Having escaped from slavery after the Civil War, he arrives…

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Framing John DeLorean

Framing John DeLorean

Framing John DeLorean
IMDb: 6.5
109 min

A documentary interspersed with acted scenes, this portrait of John DeLorean covers the brilliant but tragically flawed automaker’s rise to stardom and shocking down fall.

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Armstrong

Armstrong

Armstrong
IMDb: 6.9
100 min

Dramatic, moving and deeply human, ARMSTRONG offers the definitive life story of Neil Armstrong: from his childhood in Ohio to his first steps on the Moon, and beyond.

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Within the Whirlwind

Within the Whirlwind

Within the Whirlwind
IMDb: 6.7
90 min

During Stalin’s reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Having lost everything, and no longer wishing to…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
The Last Station

The Last Station

The Last Station
IMDb: 7.0
112 min

A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. The Countess Sofya, wife and…

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Secretariat

Secretariat

Secretariat
IMDb: 7.2
123 min

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery – with the help of…

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Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham
IMDb: 7.2
113 min

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

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I Love You Phillip Morris

I Love You Phillip Morris

I Love You Phillip Morris
IMDb: 6.6
98 min

Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell’s criminal antics have landed him…

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Howl

Howl

Howl
IMDb: 6.7
84 min

It’s San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led…

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Holy Rollers

Holy Rollers

Holy Rollers
IMDb: 5.9
89 min

Inspired by actual events in the late nineties when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States.

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Conviction

Conviction

Conviction
IMDb: 7.2
107 min

When Betty Anne Waters’ older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to…

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Too Big to Fail

Too Big to Fail

Too Big to Fail
IMDb: 7.3
99 min

An intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world’s economy in a matter of a few…

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There Be Dragons

There Be Dragons

There Be Dragons
IMDb: 5.8
122 min

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and…

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Genre: Biography, Drama, War
The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady
IMDb: 6.4
105 min

A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Snowtown

Snowtown

Snowtown
IMDb: 6.6
119 min

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother’s new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture…

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Love Ranch

Love Ranch

Love Ranch
IMDb: 5.6
117 min

Story of a couple that starts the first legal brothel in Nevada and a boxer they own a piece of.

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Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl

Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl

Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl
IMDb: 6.1
131 min

Rachel is a girl, adopted by an upper middle class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in Sao Paulo to become…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Have a Little Faith

Have a Little Faith

Have a Little Faith
IMDb: 6.8
82 min

At age 82, Mitch Albom’s former rabbi Albert Lewis wants the famous Detroit sportswriter to give his eulogy when the time comes. Albom makes a visit to his former home…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker

Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker

Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker
IMDb: 7.0
62 min

Alan Turing is the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German naval Enigma Code during World War II, arguably saving millions of lives. Turing’s achievements went unrecognised…

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The Sessions

The Sessions

The Sessions
IMDb: 7.2
95 min

Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O’Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with…

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The Imposter

The Imposter

The Imposter
IMDb: 7.5
99 min

In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive thousands of miles away…

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Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man
IMDb: 8.2
86 min

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez. The film won Best Documentary at the 85th Academy…

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Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki
IMDb: 7.2
118 min

The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible…

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Into the White

Into the White

Into the White
IMDb: 7.2
104 min

Based on a true story. On 27 April 1940, Luftwaffe pilot Horst Schopis’ Heinkel 111 bomber is shot down near Grotli by an RAF Blackburn Skua L2940 fighter, which then…

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Hitchcock

Hitchcock

Hitchcock
IMDb: 6.8
98 min

HITCHCOCK follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film, PSYCHO, and the trials and tribulations the director faced…

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Hemingway & Gellhorn

Hemingway & Gellhorn

Hemingway & Gellhorn
IMDb: 6.3
155 min

Writer Ernest Hemingway begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn.

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Chasing Mavericks

Chasing Mavericks

Chasing Mavericks
IMDb: 7.2
116 min

Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.

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Bernie

Bernie

Bernie
IMDb: 6.8
104 min

In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and…

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20 Feet from Stardom

20 Feet from Stardom

20 Feet from Stardom
IMDb: 7.4
91 min

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we’ve had no idea who these…

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The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises
IMDb: 7.8
126 min

A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.

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The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster
IMDb: 6.6
130 min

Ip Man’s peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the…

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The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring
IMDb: 5.6
90 min

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use use the Internet to track the whereabouts of famous celebrities, then rob their homes of riches.

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Summer in February

Summer in February

Summer in February
IMDb: 5.6
100 min

The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura…

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Philomena

Philomena

Philomena
IMDb: 7.6
98 min

A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.

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Mr Hockey The Gordie Howe Story

Mr Hockey The Gordie Howe Story

Mr Hockey The Gordie Howe Story
IMDb: 6.7
87 min

The story of the 1973 hockey season when aging legend Gordie Howe returned to the ice at the age of 44.

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McConkey

McConkey

McConkey
IMDb: 8.3
100 min

“McConkey,” a 90-minute documentary to be released in 2013, is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved…

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Ip Man: The Final Fight

Ip Man: The Final Fight

Ip Man: The Final Fight
IMDb: 6.2
100 min

In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw…

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Drift

Drift

Drift
IMDb: 6.3
113 min

In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.

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Diana

Diana

Diana
IMDb: 5.5
113 min

During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana campaigns against the use of land mines and has a secret love affair with a Pakistani heart surgeon.

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Burton and Taylor

Burton and Taylor

Burton and Taylor
IMDb: 6.5
83 min

TV drama based on Richard Burton’s diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
My Name is Sara

My Name is Sara

My Name is Sara
IMDb: 5.4
111 min

The true life-story of Sara Góralnik, a 13 year-old Polish Jew whose entire family was killed by Nazis in September of 1942. After a grueling escape to the Ukrainian countryside,…

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