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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:324  Date:1983 - 2019  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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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:291  Date:1981 - 2019  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Feature films, Biographical films, Drama, 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:191  Date:1900 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Feature films, Historical films, Historical 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:239  Date:1962 - 2017  Rating:Rated PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Biographical films, Biographical 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:191  Date:2000 - 2018  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for sequences of graphic violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Historical films, Religious films, Historical films

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Doctor Zhivago

by:Lean, David, 1908-1991

A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget.

Editions:248  Date:1956 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13; mature themes.  Genre(s):History, Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, Historical films

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The King's Speech

by:Hooper, Tom, 1972-

"The King's Speech" presents a sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history--as the monumentally awkward Prince Albert, or Bertie, becomes King George VI unexpectedly in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorceĢe Wallis Simpson. In imperial Britain between the wars, that was problem enough, but Bertie suffered from a chronic stammer that made his public appearances painful for everyone. In an age of radio, the monarch has become a symbol, which means that the King speaks to his people--regularly. Bertie and his wife, the high-spirited Princess Elizabeth find their way to an Australian-born speech therapist and amateur actor named Lionel Logue. Logue isn't a doctor, has no academic credentials, and is viewed by proper authorities as a charlatan. Oddly enough, each of these men is a desperate misfit badly in need of a new friend and a bit more self-esteem. A real friend, it seems, was exactly the medicine the future king required.

Editions:167  Date:1985 - 2014  Rating:MPAA rating: Rated R for some language.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Historical films, Historical films, Biographical films

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Troy

by:Petersen, Wolfgang

In 1193 B.C., Prince Paris, the son of the King of Troy falls in love with Helen, the wife of the king of Sparta, and convinces her to follow him away from her husband, Menelaus, the result is an epic war. The Greeks sail to Troy and lay siege. Achilles, the greatest warrior in all the world, is called in to fight against Troy and give Greece the upper hand. Hector, the eldest son of Priam, King of Troy, and the greatest Trojan warrior embodies the hopes of the people of his city.

Editions:225  Date:2003 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for graphic violence and some sexuality/nudity.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Historical films, Historical films, History

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Amistad

by:Spielberg, Steven, 1946-

Based on a true story, the movie chronicles the story of a group of enslaved Africans who overcome their captors and attempt to return to their homeland. When the ship is seized, the captive Africans are brought to trial in the United States, this is the story of that courtroom battle.

Editions:207  Date:1993 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Historical films, Feature films, Video recordings for the hearing impaired

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Hidden figures

by:Melfi, Theodore

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

Editions:81  Date:2016 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements and some language.  Genre(s):Drama, Historical films, Historical films, Biographical films, Biographical films

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