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12 Years a Slave 2013

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt

8.1 IMDB Rating
The Imitation Game 2014

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode

8.1 IMDB Rating
The Downfall: Hitler and the End of the Third Reich 2004

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

8.3 IMDB Rating
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969

Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

Director: George Roy Hill

Stars: Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, Henry Jones

8.1 IMDB Rating
Raging Bull 1980

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outsi...

Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent, Nicholas Colasanto, Theresa Saldana

8.2 IMDB Rating
Gandhi 1982

Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the ...

Director: Richard Attenborough

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Roshan Seth, Martin Sheen, Ian Charleson, Edward Fox, Candice Bergen

8.1 IMDB Rating
A Beautiful Mind 2001

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard

Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch

8.2 IMDB Rating
Catch Me If You Can 2002

The story of Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a ...

Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Amy Adams, Nathalie Baye, Martin Sheen, Jennifer Garner

8.1 IMDB Rating
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and th...

Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie

8.2 IMDB Rating 83 Views
The Elephant Man 1980

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, ther...

Director: David Lynch

Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones

8.2 IMDB Rating
Dog Day Afternoon 1975

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Director: Sidney Lumet

Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, Sully Boyar, Penelope Allen

8.0 IMDB Rating
The Social Network 2010

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed ...

Director: David Fincher

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella

7.7 IMDB Rating 81 Views
Andrei Rublev 1966

The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

Stars: Anatoly Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Sergeyev, Nikolai Grinko, Irma Rausch, Nikolai Burlyayev

8.2 IMDB Rating
The Duchess 2008

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Director: Saul Dibb

Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Aidan McArdle, Dominic Cooper

6.9 IMDB Rating
Braveheart 1995

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I o...

Director: Mel Gibson

Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus MacFadyen, Catherine McCormack

8.4 IMDB Rating 168 Views
Hacksaw Ridge 2016

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American histo...

Director: Mel Gibson

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey

8.2 IMDB Rating
The Other Boleyn Girl 2008

Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

Director: Justin Chadwick

Stars: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance

6.7 IMDB Rating
Schindler’s List 1993

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution...

Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz, Norbert Weisser

8.9 IMDB Rating
Into the Wild 2007

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings acco...

Director: Sean Penn

Stars: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Brian Dierker, Vince Vaughn

8.1 IMDB Rating
Girl with a Pearl Earring 2003

A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Director: Peter Webber

Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Cillian Murphy, Judy Parfitt, Joanna Scanlan

7.0 IMDB Rating