Based on true events, the political drama portrays the confrontation between journalist Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn)
and U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin that shook the American society in 1954. America's freedom, values and
ideals were threatened when Joseph McCarthy launched a massive campaign against communists. Murrow, a well-known
host of the CBS television program, was the first person who drew the attention of the general public to ideological and
political problems. Despite corporate pressure and the potential ramifications, the courageous journalist ventured to
investigate and expose McCarthy and his dirty methods during his "witch-hunts."
Near the turn of the twentieth century, young Harry Vardon becomes a champion golfer but learns that his amazing skill is no
match for the class boundaries that exclude him from "gentlemanly" English society. A dozen years later, a young American,
Francis Ouimet, fights against the same prejudice, as well as his own father's disdain, for a chance to participate in the U.S.
Open against his idol — Harry Vardon. The struggles of both men for acceptance provides the background for an amazing
contest of skills.
The campaign for Texas's independence was inspired by their last stand against the Mexican army during the famous San
Antonio siege. Davy Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton) and Jim Bowie (Jason Patric) were among nearly two hundred Texans who
held the Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort in the spring of 1836. Men of all races who believed in the
future of Texas were under siege by Mexican forces headed by the dictator of Mexico, General de Santa Anna, for 13 days.
Deeds of Alamo soldiers would pass into history as General Sam Houston's war-cry for Texas independence.
The Roman Empire is stretched across many nations, including Britain. In their conquest for more land, the Romans went
into Sarmatia where they fought the very brave Sarmatian cavalery. The Romans, impressed by the Sarmatian's weaponery
and fighting skills, included them into their army as knights. After 15 years of serving and fighting for the Roman Empire the
Sarmatian Knights, lead by Arthur/Artorious Castus, are about to receive their freedom as the Romans are leaving Britain. But
the Knights must carry out one final order before they are free. A Roman priest and his family, especially his son Alecto, must
be rescued from the invading Saxons. But there is another danger lurking on the road to freedom - the Woads, British rebels
who hate the Romans.
Ten years ago some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda--and in an era of
high-speed communication and round the clock news, the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. In only three
months, one million people were brutally murdered. In the face of these unspeakable actions, inspired by his love for his
family, an ordinary man summons extraordinary courage to save the lives of over a thousand helpless refugees, by granting
them shelter in the hotel he manages.
It is the year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age. Two emerging nations begin to clash after Paris, the Trojan prince,
convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out
that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as
an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks
are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans. But they come to a stop by Hector, Prince of Troy. The whole movie shows
their battle struggles, and the foreshadowing of fate in this remake by Wolfgang Petersen of Homer's "The Iliad."
The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true
story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place where differences could be settled
by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, took a ragtag
squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long
odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning from a distraction from world events. With the world watching the team
rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now famous question, to the millions viewing at home: Do you
believe in miracles? Yes!
The movie brings us back in 1806. During the Napoleonic Wars, British Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) receives a
battle-order to sink or capture a French frigate known as the Acheron in the cold waters off the South American coast.
However, the Acheron is the first to attack the Surprise, Aubrey’s Man of War. Despite serious crippling and losses in dead,
the tenacious and courageous Aubrey decides to pursue the enemy’s ship that is larger and better-equipped and sets sail
across two oceans. Lucky Jack’s reputation, lives of his crew and his own are at stake.
In an era when Americans were in great need of heroic figures to help them forget their troubles, SEABISCUIT comes to the
rescue. The picture relates a moving story of friendship and devotion in rehabilitating the main characters'fractured lives, as it
interweaves the interactions between horse, jockey, trainer and owner and their adoring fans. The film accurately portrays the
real people and events of those troubled times and how Seabiscuit "fixed us, every one of us."
Gods and Generals follows the rise and fall of legendary war hero "Stonewall Jackson". The prequel to the 1993 hit
Bill "The Butcher" Cutting's (Daniel Day-Lewis) band is fighting the Irish immigrants in 1860's NY to gain control over the
underprivileged areas of the city. Bill has killed the father (Liam Nison) of DiCaprio's character called Amsterdam Vallon,
several years later the young man returns to NYC and becomes an ally of The Butcher who has no idea about the past of his
new crony. Vallon slowly falls under his spell which causes an inner conflict in his life because his primal aim was the
ruthless revenge. Concurrently, Leo's character meets the charming pickpocket named Jenny (Cameron Diaz) who turns out
to have a close relationship with The Butcher. At the same time, the Civil War rages on...
In a place soon to be known as The Valley of Death, in a small clearing called landing zone X-Ray, Lt. Colonel Hal Moore (Mel
Gibson) and 400 young fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons, all troopers from an elite American combat division, were
surrounded by 4,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. The ensuing battle was one of the most savage in U.S. history. We Were
Soldiers Once... And Young is a tribute to the nobility of those men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their
loyalty to and love for one another.
This heroic picture is based on a true story of the Russian sub' crew which been on guard in the 1960's during the Cold War
between the superpowers of the USA and the USSR. The picture shows how the secret reconnaissance raid turned out to be
a reason for a new diplomatic crisis escalation and jeopardized the team of the ballistic sub. Harrison Ford portrays Alexei
Vostrikov, a Captain of the nuclear K-19 the reactor of which is seriously injured. Alexei is at odds with an executive officer
Mikhail Polenin (Liam Neeson), but they share such merits as bravery and uncompromising patriotism. The missiles
located onboard and the men are endangered due to reactor problems, Alexei decides to eliminate the nuclear leakage at
IDocumentary-style drama showing the events that lead up to the tragic incident on January 30, 1972 in the Northern Ireland
town of Derry when a protest march led by civil rights activist Ivan Cooper was fired upon by British troops, killing 13 protesters
and wounding 14 more.
The story of the rise and fall of the Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar, born July 13, 100 B.C., and starting his career as a
young Roman with visions of greatness for the Eternal City. When Sulla conquers Rome with his troops, Caesar is one of the
very few to stand up against the despotic dictator. This impresses Pompeius, Sulla's general, and he protects the young
man, who is a nephew of Marius, a well known veteran, against the wrath of Sulla. After Sulla's death, Caesar returns from
exile and starts his political career. Caesar's daughter Julia marries general and senator Pompeius, and Caesar takes
Pompeius' troops in order to simply safeguard the borders to Gaul, but instead conquers the whole country. His final victory
takes place at the fortress of Alesia, where the Germanic troops under Vercingetorix capitulate. Back in Rome, Ceasar is not
trusted anymore, since the troops are loyal to him alone and it is feared by Pompeius and Cato that he will use the troops to
conquer Rome and declare himself King, including the establishing of a inheritbale right to the throne.
Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over
50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the
Commander of the camp. Things take a turn for the worse when Manin is brought back from his most recent escape by a
patrol force, only to realize that the camp has been evacuated while he was gone. Gartner is forced to keep Manin at the
camp until another patrol force can come pick him up. However, no one ever comes. The phone lines get cut, and the two
men realize they are completely isolated from the outside world.
In the early 1990s the Civil War raged in Somali. The resulting humanitarian crisis carried away more than 300 thousand
innocent civilians. The nation starved to death as the troops of Mohamed Farrah Aidid, the leader of the major belligerent
faction, were taking the food sent by the United Nations Organization. The U.S. made a decision to send peacekeeping force
to the capital city of Mogadishu in order to break down Aidid's resistance and kill him. On October 3, 1993, they planned to
capture two top lieutenants of the mutinous warlord. Army Rangers and Delta Force entered the city on a mission that was
supposed to take about an hour. However, things got out of kilter from the very beginning of the operation ...
The historical drama tells a breathtaking story about real heroes of the Cold War. In October, 1962 the world poised on the
brink of the war for thirteen tense days. People in the East and the West lapped up every report about the course of alarming
events that threatened to result in a nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union. Due to those fateful
days the world learnt the names of such politicians, diplomats and soldiers as Adlai Stevenson, Theodore Sorenson, Andrei
Gromyko, Anatoly Dobrynin, General Curtis LeMay, Dean Rusk, McGeorge Bundy and many others.
This is the story of Anna Leonowens, the English schoolteacher who came to Siam in the 1860s to teach the children of King
Mongkut. She becomes involved in his affairs, from the tragic plight of a young concubine to trying to forge an alliance with
Britain to a war with Burma that is orchestrated by Britain. In the meantime, a subtle romance develops between them.
In the 15th century, France was entangled in the Hundred Years' War with England. When the country seemed to be
threatened with its inevitable downfall, Joan of Arc (Milla Jovovich), a 17-year-old illiterate peasant girl, appeared at the court
of the French Dauphin, Charles (John Malkovich). She claimed that she had been instructed by the Lord to lead troops into a
holy battle and defend their land against the aggressors. Inspired by the charismatic, self-confident, strong and fearless
maiden, warriors won a victory over the English at Orleans. A year later, Joan was captured by the Burgundian and sold to
their allies, the English, who tried her for heresy and burnt alive at the stake. In 1456, she was pronounced innocent. In
1920, Joan of Arc was declared a national heroine and canonized a saint.
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