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Star wars : Episode V,. The empire strikes back

by:Kershner, Irvin

The battle to save the galaxy from the evil of Darth Vader rages on in this sequel to Star Wars. Han Solo and Princess Leia fight Imperial ships while Luke Skywalker seeks out Yoda, the ancient true Jedi Knight.

Editions:335  Date:1977 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Feature films, Science fiction films, Science fiction films, Drama, Action and adventure films

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The African Queen

by:Huston, John, 1906-1987

At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and endlessly branching streams which always seem to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to destroy a German warship.

Editions:245  Date:1930 - 2018  Rating:MPAA: Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, War films, War films, Action and adventure films

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American Sniper

by:Eastwood, Clint, 1930-

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield. However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Editions:156  Date:1871 - 2018  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout including some sexual references.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Action and adventure films, Action and adventure films, Biographical films

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

by:Spielberg, Steven, 1946-

After barely escaping a Shanghai nightclub brawl, the daredevil archaeologist Indiana Jones, his twelve-year old sidekick Short Round, and nightclub singer Willie Scott go from high-flying action above the Himalayas to a nail-biting runaway mine car chase and finally a spine-tingling escape from a fortress-like mine in India while on the trail of a sacred stone. Set in 1935, Indiana Jones crash-lands into the wilds of India where he uncovers a scheme that has enslaved a remote village's children. Indy must find the famous Ankara Stone and save the children while avoiding becoming a slave himself to the evil Thuggee cult.

Editions:137  Date:1984 - 2021  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Action and adventure films, Action and adventure films, Feature films, Feature films

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Hugo

by:Scorsese, Martin

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come together to change Hugo's life forever.

Editions:148  Date:1989 - 2021  Rating:MPAA Rating: Rated PG for mild thematic material, some mild action/peril, and smoking.  Genre(s):History, Drama, Action and adventure films, Action and adventure films, Feature films

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Wonder Woman

by:Jenkins, Patty

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Editions:145  Date:2017 - 2021  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13; for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Action and adventure films, Action and adventure films, Fantasy films

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The Hunger Games : catching fire

by:Lawrence, Francis

Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a ₁Victor's Tour₂ of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell); a competition that could change Panem forever.

Editions:103  Date:2012 - 2018  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language.  Genre(s):Drama, Action and adventure films, Action and adventure films, Feature films, Dystopian films

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300

by:Snyder, Zack, 1966-

In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead an Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes waited many days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw. When the Greeks did not leave, Xerxes was left with no option and he moved forward. The battle lasted for about 3 days and after which all 300 Spartans were killed. The Spartan defeat would not have happened if not for a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, who defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes of a separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks.

Editions:197  Date:1997 - 2020  Rating:MPAA rating: R; graphic battle sequences throughout, some sexuality and nudity.  Genre(s):Drama, History, War films, Action and adventure films, Action and adventure films

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Pirates of the Caribbean. At world's end

by:Verbinski, Gore

After Elizabeth, Will, and Captain Barbossa rescue Captain Jack Sparrow, who is trapped in Davy Jones' Locker, they must face their foes. Lord Cutler Beckett, now has control of Jones' heart and forms a dark alliance with him in order to rule the seas and wipe out the last of the Pirates. Jack, Barbossa, Will, Elizabeth, and crew must call the Pirate Lords from the four corners of the globe, including the infamous Sao Feng, together. The Pirate Lords want to release the goddess Calypso, Davy Jones's damned lover, from the trap they sent her. The Pirate Lords must combine the 9 pieces that bound her by ritual to undo it and release her in hopes that she will help them fight. All pirates will stand together and make their final stand for freedom against Beckett, Jones, Norrington, the Flying Dutchman, and the entire East India Trading Company.

Editions:119  Date:2005 - 2018  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense sequences of action/adventure violence and some frightening images.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Action and adventure films, Action and adventure films, Comedy films

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Apollo 13

by:Howard, Ron, 1954-

A true story. Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time, and the odds, to bring them home.

Editions:269  Date:1990 - 2020  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Action and adventure films, Action and adventure films, Historical films

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