Description:Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.
, Hayder Ali
, Bobby Arora
, Rohit Assija
Description:A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are cornerstones of the film, it is based upon a true story.
, Marco Hofschneider
, René Hofschneider
, Piotr Kozlowski
Tags:Concentration CampBased On BookSurvivalWorld War TwoBased On True StoryPrisoner Of WarFamily RelationshipsRacismHolocaustFriendshipF Rated
Description:Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Director:Gus Van Sant
, Kelly Lynch
, James Le Gros
, Heather Graham
Tags:ViolenceCult FilmBased On True StoryBased On NovelDrug AddictionFriendshipVoice Over Narration
Description:"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act.
, Carmen Ejogo
, Jim France
, Trinity Simone
Tags:ViolenceBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelineRacismTragedyFriendshipF RatedPolitics
Description:A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War. Soon it becomes hunted itself. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits...
, Herbert Grönemeyer
, Klaus Wennemann
, Hubertus Bengsch
Tags:World War TwoCult FilmBased On True StoryBased On NovelSubmarineFriendshipBlockbuster
Description:An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.
, Alec Guinness
, Anthony Quinn
, Jack Hawkins
Tags:National Film RegistryViolenceWorld War OneBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelineBritish MilitaryAfiInsanityPoliticsBlockbuster
Description:Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
Description:Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.
, Zoe Kazan
, Holly Hunter
, Ray Romano
Tags:Based On True StoryFamily RelationshipsInterracial Love
Languages:French | German | English | Greek | Latin
Description:A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Description:Told from the perspective of businessman Oskar Schindler who saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory. Schindler’s List is based on a true story, illustrated in black and white and controversially filmed in many original locations.
, Ben Kingsley
, Ralph Fiennes
, Caroline Goodall
Tags:Concentration CampBased On BookFriendship Between MenViolenceWorld War TwoBased On True StoryRacismHolocaustGood Versus EvilFriendshipCompassionBlockbuster
Description:Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his neighborhood - for a beautiful black girl.
Director:Robert De Niro
Stars:Robert De Niro
, Chazz Palminteri
, Lillo Brancato
, Francis Capra
Tags:Coming Of AgeGeneration GapViolenceGangsterBased On True StoryRacismBased On PlayFriendship
Description:The true story of how The Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Description:Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.
, Farley Granger
, Edith Evanson
, Douglas Dick
Tags:Experimental FilmCult FilmBased On True StoryBased On PlayMinimal CastFriendship
Description:"The Straight Story" chronicles a trip made by 73-year-old Alvin Straight from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, in 1994 while riding a lawn mower. The man undertook his strange journey to mend his relationship with his ill, estranged, 75-year-old brother Lyle.
, Jane Galloway Heitz
, Joseph A. Carpenter
, Donald Wiegert
Tags:Based On True StoryDisneyFamily RelationshipsRoad MovieRoad Trip
Description:Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.
Stars:Robert De Niro
, Ray Liotta
, Joe Pesci
, Lorraine Bracco
Tags:Black ComedyBased On BookViolenceCourtroomHeistTough GuyCult FilmGangsterRise To PowerBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelineNeo NoirDetectiveBreaking The Fourth WallFamily RelationshipsMafiaOrganized CrimeRacismRise And FallChristmasRevengeHitmanBetrayalFirst Person NarrationFriendshipVoice Over NarrationBlockbuster
Description:As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
, Bryan Cranston
, Alan Arkin
, John Goodman
Description:The Taliban are ruling Afghanistan, they being a repressive regime especially for women, who, among other things, are not allowed to work. This situation is especially difficult for one ...
, Mohammad Arif Herati
, Zubaida Sahar
, Mohammad Nadir Khwaja
Tags:Coming Of AgeSurvivalBased On True StoryFamily RelationshipsPoliticsChildhood
Description:The Pianist is a film adapted from the biography of Wladyslaw Szpilman. A Jewish-Polish pianist who during the second world war lived and hid miraculously in Warsaw after having gone through a terrible tragedy. A film from Roman Polanski.
, Emilia Fox
, Michal Zebrowski
, Ed Stoppard
Tags:War CrimeSurvivalViolenceNazi OccupationWorld War TwoBased On True StoryPolice BrutalityPrisoner Of WarMotivationalHolocaust
Description:The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
, Helena Bonham Carter
, Derek Jacobi
, Robert Portal
Tags:Friendship Between MenWorld War TwoBased On True StoryGreat DepressionFamily RelationshipsChristmasReference To William ShakespeareFriendshipCompassionPeriod Piece
Description:Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Description:The film centers on a Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, who is coerced into assisting the Nazi operation at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. The film won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 80th Academy Awards in 2008.
, August Diehl
, Devid Striesow
, Martin Brambach
Tags:Concentration CampWar CrimeSurvivalViolenceWorld War TwoBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelineFamily RelationshipsHolocaustBetrayalPolitics