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TitleYearYear DeathYears Since DeathRatingSynopsis
Schindler's List19931974198.9In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
The Pianist2002200028.5A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Lawrence of Arabia19621935278.4A flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during his World War I service in Arabia.
Amadeus198417911938.4The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.
Braveheart199569013058.4When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier whom tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron-fist.
Downfall2004200228.3Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.based on the life of casino manager/mobster Frank Lawrence Rosenthal
The Wind Rises20131982318.3A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
The Elephant Man19801890908.3A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid19691908618.2Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.
Gandhi19821948348.1Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.
Ip Man20081972368.1A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.
The King's Speech20101952588.1The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Papillon1973197308A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Ed Wood19941978168The mostly true story of the legendary director of awful movies and his strange group of friends and actors.
Patton19701945258The World War II phase of the controversial American general's career is depicted.
Bonnie and Clyde19671934338A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.
Cinderella Man20051974317.9The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
A Man for All Seasons196615354317.9The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.
Becket196411707947.9An English king comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's.
Walk the Line2005200327.8A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
My Left Foot1989198187.8The story of Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy. He learned to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
The Last Emperor19871967207.8The story of the final Emperor of China.
Lion of the Desert19811955267.8In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly...
The World's Fastest Indian20051978277.8The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Paan Singh Tomar20101981297.8The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.
The Motorcycle Diaries20041967377.8The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.
Louis Cyr201319121017.8Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century.
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser197418331417.8Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828...
Ray2004200407.7The life and career of the legendary popular music pianist, Ray Charles.
The Last King of Scotland2006200337.7Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s
Fruitvale Station2013200947.7The purportedly true story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Finding Neverland20041937677.7The story of J.M. Barrie 's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
Lenny1974196687.6The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.
Gentleman Jim1942193397.6As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.
Malcolm X19921965277.6The biopic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader.
Hunger20081981277.6Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.
Milk20081978307.6The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
La Vie en Rose20071963447.6The life story of singer Édith Piaf.
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days20051943627.6A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.
Young Mr. Lincoln19391865747.6A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard2005200057.5A story about Quebec's most famous hockey player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, focusing on the struggles of a French Canadian in the National Hockey League dominated by Anglophones.
The Damned United2009200457.5A look at Brian Clough's 44-day reign as the coach of Leeds United.
Boys Don't Cry1999199367.5The story of the life of Brandon Teena, a transgendered teen who preferred life in a male identity until it was discovered he was born biologically female.
Kill Your Darlings20131997167.5A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
10 Rillington Place19711953187.5London, 1949. John Christie is an unassuming, middle aged man who, along with his wife Ethel, manages the apartment building at 10 Rillington Place...
The Aviator20041976287.5A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.
Mesrine: Killer Instinct20081979297.5The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.
A Single Woman20081973357.5A Single Woman is a distinct, lively portrait of Jeannette Rankin (the first American woman elected to Congress;also a suffragist...
Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster20101972387.5Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.
The Great Debaters20071966417.5A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.
4220131972417.5The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.
Sacco & Vanzetti19711927447.5The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.
Lincoln20121965477.5As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
The Grey Fox19821913697.5When an aging, but gentlemanly stagecoach robber is released from prison, he decides to go to Canada to become a train robber.
Ludwig19721886867.5Historical evocation of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886, as a romantic hero...
Cyrano de Bergerac199016553357.5Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.
Elizabeth199816033957.5A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
The Fighting Sullivans1944194227.4The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression...
Rescue Dawn2006200157.4A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Chaplin19921977157.4A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker.
Man on the Moon19991984157.4A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
My Father's Glory19901974167.4A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father...
Capote20051984217.4Truman Capote, during his research for his book In Cold Blood, an account of the murder of a Kansas family, the writer develops a close relationship with Perry Smith, one of the killers.
One Hundred Steps20001978227.4"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti...
Mesrine: Public Enemy #120081979297.4The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.
Viva Zapata!19521919337.4The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.
Celluloid20131975387.4The story of J C Daniel, who made the first ever Malayalam film 'Vigathakumaran' in 1928, resulting in his exile and eventual downfall.
The Song of Bernadette19431879647.4In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump...
Colonel Redl19851913727.4Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer)...
Danton198317941897.4Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety...
Jodhaa Akbar200816054037.4A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha.
The Flowers of St. Francis195012267247.4The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting...
Monster2003200217.3Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.
Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman20051992137.3The life and times of Albert Pierrepoint - Britain's most prolific hangman.
An American Crime20071990177.3The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
The Baader Meinhof Complex20081977317.3A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
The Life of Emile Zola19371902357.3The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.
Reds19811920617.3A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Abe Lincoln in Illinois19401865757.3Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.
Lola Montès19551861947.3The film tells the tragic story of Lola Montès, a great adventurer who becomes the main attraction of...
All the Mornings of the World199117002917.3It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away...
Henry V194414225227.3In the inspired Olivier concept, Shakespeare's play begins as a performance in the Globe Theatre, shifting...
Story of G.I. Joe1945194507.2War correspondent Ernie Pyle joins Company C, 18th Infantry as this American army unit fights its way across North Africa in World War II...
Bound for Glory1976196797.2The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer.
Kon-Tiki20122002107.2The story of legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300 miles crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Frances19821970127.2The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Funny Girl19681951177.2The life of comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side...
Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene20131991227.2This film is a portrait of a writer Graham Greene. It explores how Greene's life both inspired great writing and drove him to attempt suicide...
Talk to Me20071984237.2The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet19401915257.2True story of the doctor who considered it was not immoral to search for a drug that would cure syphillis.
Frida20021954487.2A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.
Jinnah19981948507.2The story of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
They Died with Their Boots On19411876657.2Highly fictionalized account (see the IMDB 'goofs' for examples) of the life of George Armstrong Custer...
Séraphine20081942667.2Based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis.
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith19781901777.2The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable
Topsy-Turvy19991911887.2After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband until it is inspired to write the masterpiece "The Mikado."
Mrs Brown19971901967.2Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown...
The Young Victoria200919011087.2A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
Marie Antoinette193817931457.2The life of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) from betrothal and marriage in 1770 to her beheading. At first...
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