Description:The hallucinogenic misadventures of sportswriter Raoul Duke and his Samoan lawyer, Dr. Gonzo, on a three-day romp from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Motoring across the Mojave Desert on the way to Sin City, Duke and his purple haze passenger ingest a cornucopia of drugs ranging from acid to ether.
, Benicio Del Toro
, Tobey Maguire
, Ellen Barkin
Tags:Black ComedyExperimental FilmCult FilmBased On True StoryMonsterBased On NovelRoad Trip
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:Almost Famous is an autobiographical inspired film about a 15-year-old who is hired by Rolling Stone magazine to follow and interview a rock band during their tour. A film about growing up, first love, disappointment, and the life of a rock star.
, Frances McDormand
, Kate Hudson
, Jason Lee
Tags:Coming Of AgeComing Of Age FilmBased On True StoryHigh SchoolFamily RelationshipsTeen MovieBetrayalRomantic RivalryFriendshipRoad Trip
Description:As the Civil 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.
, Sally Field
, David Strathairn
, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Tags:Based On BookBased On True StoryCivil WarSlaveryPolitics
Description:Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
, Gattlin Griffith
, Michelle Gunn
, Michael Kelly
Tags:ViolenceCourtroomFemale ProtagonistInvestigationBased On True StoryDetectivePsychopathInsanitySerial KillerPsychopathic Killer
Description: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.
, Candice Bergen
, Edward Fox
, John Gielgud
Tags:ViolenceTough GuyWorld War TwoCult FilmBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelinePolice BrutalityRacismPolitics
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
Languages:English | German | French | Hebrew | Arabic | Italian | Greek | Russian
Description:During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.
, Daniel Craig
, Ciarán Hinds
, Mathieu Kassovitz
Tags:Based On BookViolenceWorld War TwoBased On True StoryCourt MartialFamily RelationshipsTragedyRevengeHitmanBetrayalPolitics
Description:A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.
, John Hurt
, Anne Bancroft
, John Gielgud
Tags:Based On Book1800SViolenceCult FilmBased On True StoryMonsterReference To William ShakespeareCompassion
Description: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.
, Simon Yam
, Lynn Hung
, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
Tags:ViolenceTough GuyWorld War TwoAction HeroOne Against ManyFamily RelationshipsRacismMixed Martial ArtsBetrayalGood Versus EvilFriendshipCompassionVoice Over NarrationJapaneseBlockbuster
Description:A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Description:Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
, Saffron Burrows
, Stephen Campbell Moore
, Daniel Mays
Tags:ViolenceCourtroomHeistBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelineNeo NoirMafiaPeriod Piece
Description:Cinderella Man is the story of a boxer in the 1920’s who after his retirement has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state. The film is based on the true story of boxer Jim Braddock who was more famously known as Cinderella Man.
Description:Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
, Matt Damon
, Tony Kgoroge
, Patrick Mofokeng
Description:Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
, Kate Winslet
, Seth Rogen
, Jeff Daniels
Description:Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer. The film, based on a true story, centers more on the surrounding circumstances than on the murders.
, Christina Ricci
, Bruce Dern
, Lee Tergesen
Tags:ViolenceCourtroomFemale ProtagonistBased On True StoryTrue CrimeTragedySerial KillerF RatedVoice Over NarrationProsecution
Description:During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
, Gary Oldman
, Ben Mendelsohn
, Kristin Scott Thomas
Tags:World War TwoBased On True StoryPoliticsBased On Real PersonPeriod Piece
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: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