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National treasure 2. Book of secrets

by:Cage, Nicolas, 1965-

When a missing page from the diary of John Wilkes Booth surfaces, Ben Gates' great-great grandfather is suddenly implicated as a key conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The page is one of 18 pages missing from Booth's diary. When doing more research, the conspiracy takes Ben, Abigail, and Riley from Buckingham Palace to the White House - both places they break into - and even stealing a page from a secret book. But in order to see more from the book, their choice is either get elected president or kidnap the President of the United States. So, Ben kidnaps the president. The conspiracy then crosses to Mount Rushmore. Now, Ben will have to clear his family's name so they will no longer be linked to the assassination.

Editions:151  Date:1995 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: PG; for action violence and some scary images.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Feature films, Mystery films, Suspense films

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The Bourne identity

by:Liman, Doug

Bourne, is pulled from the sea suffering from amnesia with a pair of bullet wounds in his back. His only clue to his own identity is a bank account number etched on a capsule implanted in his body. He finds the Zurich bank where money, a gun, and several passports with different names await. He quickly realizes he can trust no one and offers a German gypsy named Maria ten thousand dollars for a ride to Paris. With Maria's reluctant help, Bourne edges closer to the truth, something CIA officials want concealed at all costs.

Editions:203  Date:1988 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13, for violence and some language.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Suspense films, Thrillers (Motion pictures), Thrillers (Motion pictures)

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The Departed

by:Scorsese, Martin

In South Boston, the state police force are waging a war on Irish-American organized crime. Undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate, which is run by gangland chief Frank Costello. Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence. Colin Sullivan is a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate. Colin is rising to a position of power within the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly thrust into danger. Afraid of being caught and exposed to the enemy, they each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.

Editions:151  Date:2004 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R; strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Gangster films, Gangster films, Suspense films

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King Kong

by:Jackson, Peter, 1961-

Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow is from the world of 1930s vaudeville, who is down on her luck. She meets Carl Denham, an over-ambitious filmmaker, who brings her on an exploratory expedition to a remote island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape Kong. Together, beauty and beast finally meet their fate in New York, where the filmmaker has taken and displayed the ape in the quest of finding his fame by using commercial exploitation which ultimately leads to catastrophe, including the man who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny.

Editions:228  Date:1933 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13; for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Monster films, Monster films, Suspense films

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The Hurt Locker

by:Bigelow, Kathryn

US Army Staff Sergeant Will James, Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When he arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment, and it will be a long thirty-nine days for Sanborn and Eldridge whose styles do not mesh with that of their new leader. James' thrill of the dismantlement seems to be the ultimate goal regardless of the safety of his fellow team members, others on the scene or himself. On the other hand, Sanborn is by the book: he knows his place and duty and trusts others in the army to carry out theirs as well as he. Eldridge is an insecure soldier who is constantly worried that an error or misjudgment on his part will lead to the death of an innocent civilian or a military colleague. While the three members face their own internal issues, they have to be aware of any person at the bomb sites, some of whom may be bombers themselves.

Editions:148  Date:2007 - 2014  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for war violence and language.  Genre(s):Drama, War films, War films, Feature films, Suspense films

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The kite runner

by:Forster, Marc, 1969-

In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It's a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day's victory, one boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after twenty years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right.

Editions:131  Date:2007 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including sexual assault of a child, violence, and brief strong language.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, Film adaptations, Suspense films

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Syriana

by:Gaghan, Stephen

There is less oil than the world requires, and that will make some people rich and others dead. Career CIA field operative Bob Barnes is sorting out his midcareer issues--his bosses want him quietly confined to a desk job. Bryan Woodman, an expatriate in Geneva, becomes the financial adviser to idealistic Gulf Prince Nasir. Corporate lawyer Bennett Holiday is finessing the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies. In Prince Nasir's country, meanwhile, young Pakistani laborer Wasim succumbs to the lure of radical Islam, seeking refuge from the dusty oil fields and crowded hostels in the tranquility of a madrasa. In the labyrinthine, interconnected worlds of espionage and politics, international finance and law, oil and radical Islam, motives and convictions can shape lives, or destroy them.

Editions:118  Date:1984 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: Rated R; for violence and language.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Suspense films, Thrillers (Motion pictures), Thrillers (Motion pictures)

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Babel

by:González Iñárritu, Alejandro

A wealthy American couple touring Morocco become the focus of an international incident involving a poor Moroccan farmer. A San Diego nanny makes a disastrous decision to take her charges with her to a wedding in Mexico while her employers are absent. A deaf-mute Japanese teen tries to deal with a relationship with her father and the world in general that has been upended by the death of her mother.

Editions:174  Date:2006 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.  Genre(s):Drama, Thrillers (Motion pictures), Thrillers (Motion pictures), Feature films, Suspense films

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V for Vendetta

by:McTeigue, James

Set in a future where Germany has won World War II and Britain has become a fascist state, this is the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society.

Editions:98  Date:1984 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and some graphic language (V for vendetta) ; R, for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language (Watchmen).  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Science fiction films, Suspense films, Thrillers (Motion pictures)

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Munich

by:Spielberg, Steven, 1946-

It's the 1972 Olympics and PLO terrorists have just kidnapped and murdered 11 Israeli athletes. After the tragic incident is over and several of the terrorists have gone free, the Israeli government of Golda Meir recruits Avner to lead a team of undercover agents to hunt down those responsible throughout Europe, and eliminate them one-by-one. It is physically and emotionally messy work, and conflicts between Avner and his team's handler, Ephraim, over information Avner doesn't want to provide only make things harder. Soon the work starts to take its toll on Avner, especially as it becomes clear that Avner is being hunted in return, and that his family's safety may be in jeopardy.

Editions:115  Date:2002 - 2018  Rating:Rating: R, for strong graphic violence, some sexual content, nudity and language.  Genre(s):Drama, Historical films, Historical films, Suspense films, Feature films

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