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Henry V

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe.

Editions:417  Date:1944 - 2014  Rating:MPAA rating: Rated PG for a bloody battle; Canadian Home Video rating: PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, History, Historical films

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Schindler's list

by:Spielberg, Steven, 1946-

The story of a Catholic war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps. He employed Jews in his crockery factory manufacturing goods for the German army. At the same time he tries to stay solvent with the help of a Jewish accountant and negotiates business with a vicious Nazi commandant who enjoys shooting Jews as target practice from the balcony of his villa that overlooks the prison camp he commands.

Editions:313  Date:1983 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for language, some sexuality, and actuality violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, Historical films, Historical films

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Amadeus

by:Forman, MiloŇ°

Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Editions:336  Date:1942 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R; CHV rating: 14A.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Biographical films, Biographical films, Historical films

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Elizabeth : the Golden Age

by:Kapur, Shekhar, 1945-

1585: Philip II's Catholic Spain is the most powerful empire in the world. Only England, ruled by Protestant Elizabeth, stands against him. The Queen is threatened by a depleted treasury, constant threats of assassination, and plots by Philip to install her cousin, Queen Mary of Scotland, on her throne. To which end a great armada is poised to invade England--as punishment for the capture of his treasure-ships, and to make Europe safe for Catholicism--even as Elizabeth's attention is diverted to Sir Walter Raleigh, returned from the New World with two gifts: the territory of Virginia and tobacco. Facing her greatest challenge, Elizabeth must rally her country to safeguard her kingdom, destroy her enemies, and secure her position as "Mother to her people."

Editions:323  Date:1998 - 2016  Rating:MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13; for violence, some sexuality and nudity.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Historical films, Historical films, Biographical films

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Gandhi

by:Attenborough, Richard

Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British.

Editions:317  Date:1981 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Feature films, Biographical films, Biographical films, Drama, Historical 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:256  Date:1990 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: PG; for language and emotional intensity.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Feature films, Action and adventure films, Historical films

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Braveheart

by:Gibson, Mel

William Wallace is a bold Scotsman who used the steel of his blade and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen to liberation.

Editions:306  Date:1900 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for brutal medieval warfare.  Genre(s):History, Drama, Feature films, Historical films, Historical films

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Dead Poets Society

by:Weir, Peter, 1944-

Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever.

Editions:212  Date:1900 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Feature films, Historical films, Historical films

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The Passion of the Christ

by:Gibson, Mel

Concerns the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. In the Garden of Gethsemane near the Mount of Olives, Jesus is betrayed by Judas Iscariot. Jesus is condemned to death for blasphemy and brought before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, for sentencing. The roaring crowd demands his death, so Pilate orders his crucifixion. Jesus is severely beaten and made to carry his cross up to Golgotha, the hill outside Jerusalem, where he is nailed to the cross. With his mother looking on, he dies.

Editions:194  Date:2000 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for sequences of graphic violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Historical films, Historical films, Religious films

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Lawrence of Arabia

by:Lean, David, 1908-1991

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity.

Editions:271  Date:1962 - 2017  Rating:Rated PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Biographical films, Biographical films, Historical films

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