History Movies

12 Years a Slave
Solomon Northup, a free African-American, is promised a fortnightly job by Brown and Hamilton. However, after arriving in Washington DC, he realises that he has been sold into slavery.

The African Doctor
A brilliant doctor from the Congo takes a job in a rural French village, where he and his family work to win over the less-than-welcoming locals.

Apollo 13
Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert of the Apollo 13 moon mission find themselves stranded when their spacecraft gets damaged. NASA must now find a way to bring them back before it is too late.

At Eternity's Gate
Tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.

Belle
Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges yet the colour of her skin prevents her from fully participating in events of her social standing.

BlacKkKlansman
Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

Boys Don't Cry
Young transgender Brandon Teena leaves his hometown under threat when his ex-girlfriend's brother discovers that he's biologically female. Resettling in the small town of Falls City, Nebraska, Brandon falls for Lana, an aspiring singer, and they plan their future together.

Colette
After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century.

Dallas Buyers Club
Ron, a rodeo cowboy diagnosed with AIDS, discovers a banned drug that can help patients survive longer. To get around the system, he forms a club to smuggle the medicine to those in need.

Darkest Hour
In May 1940, the fate of World War II hangs on Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean the end of the British Empire.

The Death of Stalin
After being in power for nearly thirty years, Soviet dictator Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.

Detroit
Detroit, Michigan, 1967. In the heat of the 12th Street uprising, a task-force raids The Algiers Motel searching for a sniper. When they fail to find him, the guests are subjected to a horrifying storm of race-hate and violence.

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

Eddie the Eagle
The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Fences
In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.

First They Killed My Father
Loung Ung is 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge assumes power over Cambodia in 1975. They soon begin a four-year reign of terror and genocide in which nearly 2 million Cambodians die. Forced from her family's home, Ung is trained as a child soldier while her six siblings are sent to labour camps.

Fruitvale Station
Flashbacks reveal the last day in Oscar's life, in which and his friends went to San Francisco to watch fireworks on New Year's Eve. On the way back home, became swept up in an altercation with police that ended in tragedy.

Hacksaw Ridge
During World War II, Army medic and conscientious objector Desmond Doss becomes an unlikely hero on an Okinawa battlefield without bearing arms.

Heavenly Creatures
Juliet transfers from England to New Zealand, and soon befriends the quiet, brooding Pauline through their shared love of literature. When their parents begin to suspect that their bond is becoming unhealthy, the girls hatch a dark plan for those who threaten to keep them apart.

Hidden Figures
The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

Hunger
Bobby Sands refuses to eat until officials acknowledge the IRA as a legitimate political organisation. Whilst the protest gains media attention, not everyone believes what he's doing is right, and he finds himself verbally sparring with a priest who questions the ethics and effectiveness of the strike.

The Imitation Game
In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma - which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable.

The Irishman
Frank Sheeran, a war veteran, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organised crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

Loving
In 1958, Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are arrested and thrown out of their home state of Virginia. Determined to go back to their roots, they approach the Supreme Court.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Tensions rise when trailblazing blues singer Ma Rainey and her band gather at a recording studio in Chicago in 1927.

The Madness of King George
King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.

Miles Ahead
Miles Davis, a jazz legend, goes on to live in isolation while dealing with emotional and physical pain. However, he finds his love for music again in the company of a music reporter, Dave Braden.

Milk
Harvey Milk, an American activist, fights for gay rights and becomes California's first openly gay official to be elected to public office.

The Most Hated Woman in America
The rise and untimely demise of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, crank, swindler, iconoclast, and America's most outspoken atheist.

On the Basis of Sex
Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams up with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

Only the Brave
When a treacherous wildfire begins on Granite Mountain in Prescott, Arizona, a highly trained elite team of firefighters known as the Hotshots run towards it in an effort to get it under control before it threatens their community and their families.

The Post
Publisher Katharine and her editor-in-chief Ben put their careers and freedom at risk to uncover a scandalous decades-long secret about the Vietnam War.

Saving Mr. Banks
Walt Disney launches a final attempt to persuade author P. L. Travers o sign over the rights to Mary Poppins so he can put it on the screen. The writer, strapped for cash, is forced to at least consider his proposal.

Saving Private Ryan
During the Normandy invasion of World War II, Captain John Miller is assigned the task of searching for Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have already been killed in the war.

Schindler's List
Czech born, Schindler owns a factory in Poland where he exploits the cheap Jewish labour found there. When he witnesses the atrocities of Aushwitz he creates a list - turning his factory into a safe haven and rescuing over 1,100 Jews.

Spotlight
The Boston Globe’s in-depth investigation team, known as Spotlight, are looking for a focus for their next project. At the suggestion of new editor Marty Baron they embark on an investigation into the Catholic Church’s child abuse scandals and reveal the horrifying scope of the cover-up.

The Stanford Prison Experiment
In 1971, Stanford's Professor Philip Zimbardo conducts a controversial psychology experiment in which college students pretend to be either prisoners or guards, but the proceedings soon get out of hand.

Straight Outta Compton
In 1988, a groundbreaking new group revolutionises music and pop culture, changing and influencing hip-hop forever. N.W.A's first studio album, "Straight Outta Compton," stirs controversy with its brutally honest depiction of life in Southern Los Angeles.

Stronger
Jeff Bauman loses both of his legs when two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, he is able to help law enforcement identify one of the suspects, but his own battle is just beginning.

Sully
When his plane suffers catastrophic damage over New York, Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger has to make a split-second choice about how to safely bring his craft down. His choice saves everyone on board, but his superiors question whether it was the right one.

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