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Ip Man
8.1

Ip Man

2008  

Ip Man

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events ...
Defiance
7.2

Defiance

2008  

Defiance

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the ...
Flags of Our Fathers
7.1

Flags of Our Fathers

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is ...
Munich
7.6

Munich

2005  

Munich

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black ...
Memoirs of a Geisha
7.4

Memoirs of a Geisha

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a ...
Cinderella Man
8

Cinderella Man

The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of ...
King Arthur
6.3

King Arthur

2004  

King Arthur

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the ‘Sarmatian hypothesis’ which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the ...
Hotel Rwanda
8.1

Hotel Rwanda

2004  

Hotel Rwanda

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly ...
Downfall
8.2

Downfall

2004  

Downfall

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force ...
Cold Mountain
7.2

Cold Mountain

In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman ...
The Last Samurai
7.7

The Last Samurai

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai ...
We Were Soldiers
7.2

We Were Soldiers

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Gangs of New York
7.5

Gangs of New York

It’s 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic ...
Pearl Harbor
6.1

Pearl Harbor

2001  

Pearl Harbor

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a ...
Enemy at the Gates
7.6

Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the ...
Black Hawk Down
7.7

Black Hawk Down

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, ...
The Patriot
7.2

The Patriot

2000  

The Patriot

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring ...
The Thin Red Line
7.6

The Thin Red Line

Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who ...
Shakespeare in Love
7.2

Shakespeare in Love

Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, “Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter,” before it’s even ...
Saving Private Ryan
8.6

Saving Private Ryan

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger ...
Seven Years in Tibet
7

Seven Years in Tibet

Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks ...
Braveheart
8.4

Braveheart

1995  

Braveheart

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English ...
Apollo 13
7.6

Apollo 13

1995  

Apollo 13

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, ...
Ed Wood
7.9

Ed Wood

1994  

Ed Wood

The mostly true story of the legendary “worst director of all time”, who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless ...
Schindler’s List
8.9

Schindler’s List

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory ...
Tombstone
7.8

Tombstone

1993  

Tombstone

Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving ...
JFK
8

JFK

1991  

JFK

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there’s more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.