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Schindler's list

by:SPIELBERG, Steven

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:309  Date:1983 - 2019  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for language, some sexuality, and actuality violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, Historical films, War films

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Dances with wolves

by:Costner, Kevin

Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. He is assigned to an abandoned fort, where a sioux tribe is his only neighbor.

Editions:241  Date:1961 - 2018  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Western films, Historical films, History

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Gandhi

by:Attenborough, Richard

Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890s 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:275  Date:1981 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Feature films, Biographical films, Biographical films, Drama, Historical films

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Dead Poets Society

by:Weir, Peter

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:170  Date:1900 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Feature films, Historical films, Coming-of-age 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 tribes to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obsurity.

Editions:225  Date:1962 - 2017  Rating:Rated PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Biographical films, Biographical 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:243  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 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:185  Date:2000 - 2018  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for sequences of graphic violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Religious films, Historical films, Historical films

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Shakespeare in love

by:Madden, John, 1949-

When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before!

Editions:275  Date:1985 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Drama, Love stories, Feature films, Romantic comedy films, Historical films

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The King's Speech

by:Hooper, Tom

"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:174  Date:1985 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: Rated R for some language.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Historical films, Biographical films, Historical films

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12 Years a Slave

by:McQueen, Steve

Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope.

Editions:101  Date:2013 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: R, for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality ; Canadian home video rating: 14A.  Genre(s):Drama, Biographical films, History, Historical films, Film adaptations

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