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Genre
Drama, Biography, History
Feel
Emotional, Gripping, Funny
Theme
Relationships, History, Human Struggle
Language
English, French, Hindi
Released in
1 Years, 2 Years, 5 Years
Based on
History, Book, Remake
Recommended for
Adults, Elderly, Kids
Director
Michael Curtiz, John Ford, Mervyn Leroy
Cast
Amitabh Bachchan, John Wayne, Robert De Niro
Highly Rated for
Story, Acting, Music

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#1

Straight Outta Compton

4.1 rating from 287 reviews
The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood....
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  English, 2015, 147 min
The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood....
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English, 2015, 147 min, F. Gary Gray, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell
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Biography, Music, Story, Acting, History, Gripping, Drugs, Emotional, Culture, Direction, Script, Comedy, Crime, Inspiring, Racism
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The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood....
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Language: English
Release Year: 2015
Runtime: 147 min
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Feel: Gripping, Emotional
Theme: Culture, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Music, Story
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#2

The Theory of Everything

4.2 rating from 390 reviews
A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife....
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  English, 2014, 123 min
A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife....
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English, 2014, 123 min, James Marsh, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
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Biography, Story, Emotional, Human Struggle, Acting, Relationships, Gripping, Inspiring, Romance, Cinematography, Music, Script, Direction, Comedy, History
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A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife....
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Language: English
Release Year: 2014
Runtime: 123 min
Director: James Marsh
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Feel: Emotional, Inspiring
Theme: Human Struggle, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Acting, Story
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#3

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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Biography, Story, War, History, Acting, Emotional, Human Struggle, Gripping, Social Issue, Script, Relationships, Politics, Screenplay, School Life, Crime
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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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#4

Walk the Line

4.2 rating from 767 reviews
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins....
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  English, 2005, 136 min
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins....
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English, 2005, 136 min, James Mangold, Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins....
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Language: English
Release Year: 2005
Runtime: 136 min
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Feel: Emotional, Gripping
Theme: Drugs, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Music, Acting
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#5

Ray

4.0 rating from 368 reviews
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s....
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  English, 2004, 152 min
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s....
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English, 2004, 152 min, Taylor Hackford, Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington
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Language: English
Release Year: 2004
Runtime: 152 min
Director: Taylor Hackford
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Feel: Inspiring, Gripping
Theme: Human Struggle, Social Issue
Highly Rated For: Music, Acting
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#6

Gandhi

4.1 rating from 220 reviews
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed....
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  English, 1982, 191 min
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed....
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English, 1982, 191 min, Richard Attenborough, Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed....
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Language: English
Release Year: 1982
Runtime: 191 min
Director: Richard Attenborough
Cast: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen
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Genre: Biography, History
Feel: Violent, Inspiring
Theme: Politics, Humanity
Highly Rated For: Direction, Story
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#7

A Beautiful Mind

4.2 rating from 895 reviews
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish....
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  English, 2001, 135 min
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish....
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English, 2001, 135 min, Ron Howard, Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly
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Biography, Story, Acting, Emotional, Human Struggle, Gripping, Direction, Drama, Inspiring, Screenplay, Music, Script, College Life, Intelligent, Relationships
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After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish....
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Language: English
Release Year: 2001
Runtime: 135 min
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly
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Genre: Biography, Documentary
Feel: Gripping, Emotional
Theme: Human Struggle, College Life
Highly Rated For: Acting, Direction
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#8

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

3.9 rating from 173 reviews
The truth behind the ascension of Milkha "The Flying Sikh" Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition....
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  Hindi, 2013, 186 min
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Hindi, 2013, 186 min, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Pavan Malhotra
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Language: Hindi
Release Year: 2013
Runtime: 186 min
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Pavan Malhotra
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Genre: Biography, Epic
Feel: Inspiring, Emotional
Theme: Athletics, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Direction, Screenplay
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#9

Ed Wood

4.0 rating from 339 reviews
Ambitious but troubled movie director, Edward D. Wood Jr, tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support....
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  English, 1994, 127 min
Ambitious but troubled movie director, Edward D. Wood Jr, tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support....
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English, 1994, 127 min, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker
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Ambitious but troubled movie director, Edward D. Wood Jr, tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support....
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Language: English
Release Year: 1994
Runtime: 127 min
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker
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Genre: Biography, Comedy
Feel: Emotional, Inspiring
Theme: Relationships, Social Issue
Highly Rated For: Script, Acting
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#10

Yip Man

4.2 rating from 157 reviews
During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense....
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  Cantonese, 2008, 106 min
During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense....
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Cantonese, 2008, 106 min, Wilson Yip, Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan
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Biography, Action, Story, Acting, History, Choreography, War, Drama, Gripping, School Life, Music, Cinematography, Emotional, Karate, Patriotic
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Language: Cantonese
Release Year: 2008
Runtime: 106 min
Director: Wilson Yip
Cast: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan
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Genre: Action, Biography
Feel: Patriotic, Gripping
Theme: Karate, School Life
Highly Rated For: Choreography, Story
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