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History, Drama, Action
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Emotional, Gripping, Funny
Theme
History, Relationships, Politics
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English, French, Hindi
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1 Years, 2 Years, 5 Years
Based on
History, Book, Remake
Recommended for
Elderly, Adults, Kids
Director
Michael Curtiz, John Ford, Mervyn Leroy
Cast
Amitabh Bachchan, John Wayne, Robert De Niro
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#1

The Imitation Game

4.3 rating from 629 reviews
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians....
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  English, 2014, 114 min
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians....
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English, 2014, 114 min, Morten Tyldum, Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
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History, Story, War, Acting, Emotional, Human Struggle, Gripping, Biography, Social Issue, Script, Relationships, Politics, Screenplay, School Life, Crime
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During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians....
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Language: English
Release Year: 2014
Runtime: 114 min
Director: Morten Tyldum
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
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Genre: History, Biography
Feel: Gripping, Intelligent
Theme: Human Struggle, Social Issue
Highly Rated For: Script, Screenplay
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#2

Downfall

4.2 rating from 524 reviews
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII....
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  German, 2004, 156 min
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII....
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German, 2004, 156 min, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes
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Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII....
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Language: German
Release Year: 2004
Runtime: 156 min
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes
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Genre: History, War
Feel: Gripping, Disturbing
Theme: Humanity, Human Struggle
Highly Rated For: Acting, Story
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#3

Schindler's List

4.3 rating from 1155 reviews
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans....
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  English, 1993, 195 min
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans....
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English, 1993, 195 min, Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley
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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans....
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Language: English
Release Year: 1993
Runtime: 195 min
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley
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Genre: History, War
Feel: Emotional, Disturbing
Theme: Humanity, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Acting, Direction
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#4

Braveheart

4.2 rating from 919 reviews
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England....
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  English, 1995, 178 min
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England....
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English, 1995, 178 min, Mel Gibson, Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan
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When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England....
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Language: English
Release Year: 1995
Runtime: 178 min
Director: Mel Gibson
Cast: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan
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Genre: History, Epic
Feel: Inspiring, Emotional
Theme: Politics, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Acting, Story
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#5

Dunkirk

4.2 rating from 1557 reviews
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II....
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  English, 2017, 106 min
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II....
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English, 2017, 106 min, Christopher Nolan, Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance
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Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II....
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Language: English
Release Year: 2017
Runtime: 106 min
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance
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Genre: War, History
Feel: Gripping, Emotional
Theme: Human Struggle, Humanity
Highly Rated For: Cinematography, Dialogue
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#6

Lincoln

4.1 rating from 690 reviews
As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves....
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  English, 2012, 150 min
As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves....
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English, 2012, 150 min, Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn
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History, Politics, Story, Slavery, Acting, War, Gripping, Script, Emotional, Biography, Dialogue, Comedy, Cinematography, Action, Direction
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As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves....
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Language: English
Release Year: 2012
Runtime: 150 min
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn
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Genre: History, Biography
Feel: Gripping, Intelligent
Theme: Slavery, Politics
Highly Rated For: Direction, Script
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#7

12 Years a Slave

4.2 rating from 696 reviews
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery....
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  English, 2013, 134 min
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery....
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English, 2013, 134 min, Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender
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History, Slavery, Story, Acting, Emotional, Gripping, Cinematography, Human Struggle, Disturbing, Direction, Abuse, Injustice, Music, Humanity, Script
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery....
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Language: English
Release Year: 2013
Runtime: 134 min
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender
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Genre: History, Biography
Feel: Disturbing, Emotional
Theme: Slavery, Social Issue
Highly Rated For: Direction, Acting
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#8

Hacksaw Ridge

4.3 rating from 605 reviews
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot....
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  English, 2016, 139 min
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot....
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English, 2016, 139 min, Mel Gibson, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey
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Language: English
Release Year: 2016
Runtime: 139 min
Director: Mel Gibson
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey
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Genre: War, History
Feel: Violent, Inspiring
Theme: Relationships, Humanity
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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#9

Aloko Udapadi

4.1 rating from 31 reviews
Aloko Udapadi (Light Arose) is an Epic Film of the unswerving human effort, to record for all time, a unique spiritual heritage. In 89 BC, King Walagamba of Sinhala kingdom (present day Sri...
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Aloko Udapadi (Light Arose) is an Epic Film of the unswerving human effort, to record for all time, a unique spiritual heritage. In 89 BC, King Walagamba of Sinhala kingdom (present day Sri...
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Sinhalese, 2017, 113 min, Chathra Weeraman, Uddika Premarathna, Dihani Ashokamala Ekanayake, Roshan Ravindra
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Aloko Udapadi (Light Arose) is an Epic Film of the unswerving human effort, to record for all time, a unique spiritual heritage. In 89 BC, King Walagamba of Sinhala kingdom (present day Sri...
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Language: Sinhalese
Release Year: 2017
Runtime: 113 min
Director: Chathra Weeraman
Cast: Uddika Premarathna, Dihani Ashokamala Ekanayake, Roshan Ravindra
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Genre: History, Action
Feel: Emotional
Theme: Religion
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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#10

Bridge of Spies

4.1 rating from 388 reviews
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers....
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  English, 2015, 142 min
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers....
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English, 2015, 142 min, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda
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During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers....
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Language: English
Release Year: 2015
Runtime: 142 min
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda
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Genre: History, Drama
Feel: Gripping, Patriotic
Theme: Politics, Humanity
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