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Hangar 18

Hangar 18

Hangar 18
IMDb: 5.3
97 min

During a Space Shuttle mission a satellite rams a unidentified flying object. The UFO afterwards performs an emergency landing in the deserts of Arizona. However the White House denies it’s…

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Lion of the Desert

Lion of the Desert

Lion of the Desert
IMDb: 8.4
173 min

This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this…

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Reds

Reds

Reds
IMDb: 7.3
195 min

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed (1887-1920), who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia,…

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We of the Never Never

We of the Never Never

We of the Never Never
IMDb: 7.0
134 min

Based on the well-loved Australian classic by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn, this is the remarkable true story of Jeannie Gunn, a woman who fought to overcome sexual and racial prejudice amid…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
The Executioner’s Song

The Executioner’s Song

The Executioner’s Song
IMDb: 7.1
135 min

In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins…

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Missing

Missing

Missing
IMDb: 7.7
122 min

Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military…

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The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
IMDb: 7.8
193 min

A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America’s space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works…

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Silkwood

Silkwood

Silkwood
IMDb: 7.2
131 min

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety…

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Hostage

Hostage

Hostage
IMDb: 5.8
93 min

Set in 1980’s Australia, this is the true story of a woman whose husband eventually reveals to her that he is an active member of the Nazi party. A real…

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Gandhi

Gandhi

Gandhi
IMDb: 8.0
191 min

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance…

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The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk
IMDb: 8.3
90 min

Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to…

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The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields
IMDb: 7.8
141 min

The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led…

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Amadeus

Amadeus

Amadeus
IMDb: 8.3
160 min

The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival, Antonio Salieri—now confined to an insane asylum.

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Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman

Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman

Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
IMDb: 7.4
95 min

Following in his father’s footsteps, Albert Pierrepoint becomes one of Britain’s most prolific executioners, hiding his identity as a grocery deliveryman. But when his ambition to be the best inadvertently…

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One Night with the King

One Night with the King

One Night with the King
IMDb: 6.1
123 min

This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews…

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Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette
IMDb: 6.4
123 min

The retelling of France’s iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the…

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Goya’s Ghosts

Goya’s Ghosts

Goya’s Ghosts
IMDb: 6.9
113 min

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

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Fearless

Fearless

Fearless
IMDb: 7.6
104 min

Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way…

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Bobby

Bobby

Bobby
IMDb: 7.0
117 min

In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in…

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The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters
IMDb: 7.5
126 min

The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African-American college students into a historical…

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Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis
IMDb: 8.0
96 min

In 1970s Iran, Marjane ‘Marji’ Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah’s defeat in the Iranian…

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Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane
IMDb: 7.1
120 min

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

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An American Crime

An American Crime

An American Crime
IMDb: 7.3
98 min

The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

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A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart
IMDb: 6.6
108 min

Based on Mariane Pearl’s account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl’s life and death.

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W.

W.

W.
IMDb: 6.3
129 min

The story of the eventful life of George W. Bush—his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith—and the critical days leading up to his decision…

The Baader Meinhof Complex

The Baader Meinhof Complex

The Baader Meinhof Complex
IMDb: 7.4
150 min

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody “Deutschen Herbst” in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust’s standard…

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
IMDb: 6.4
110 min

A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York.

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Eichmann

Eichmann

Eichmann
IMDb: 5.9
96 min

Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel, of his role in Hitler’s plan for the final solution.

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Carnera: The Walking Mountain

Carnera: The Walking Mountain

Carnera: The Walking Mountain
IMDb: 5.6
125 min

The life of Primo Carnera a.k.a. “Ambling Alp”, Italian professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from June 1933 to June 1934, but also accused by some of having ties…

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B.T.K.

B.T.K.

B.T.K.
IMDb: 4.0
90 min

A story based on real-life serial killer Dennis L. Rader, who systematically tortured and killed his victims for over two decades and evaded the police for over 30 years, all…

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The Damned United

The Damned United

The Damned United
IMDb: 7.5
98 min

Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough’s abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players’ dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of…

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The Countess

The Countess

The Countess
IMDb: 6.2
98 min

Kingdom of Hungary, 17th century. As she gets older, powerful Countess Erzsébet Báthory (1560-1614), blinded by the passion that she feels for a younger man, succumbs to the mad delusion…

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Taking Woodstock

Taking Woodstock

Taking Woodstock
IMDb: 6.7
120 min

The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When…

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Prayers for Bobby

Prayers for Bobby

Prayers for Bobby
IMDb: 8.1
90 min

Bobby Griffith was his mother’s favorite son, the perfect all-American boy growing up under deeply religious influences in Walnut Creek, California. Bobby was also gay. Struggling with a conflict no…

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My One and Only

My One and Only

My One and Only
IMDb: 6.5
108 min

A mother takes her two sons on an unusual road trip from New York. Pittsburgh, St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care…

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John Rabe

John Rabe

John Rabe
IMDb: 7.2
134 min

A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.

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Amelia

Amelia

Amelia
IMDb: 5.8
111 min

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the…

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Shirley

Shirley

Shirley
IMDb: 6.4
107 min

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

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The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk
IMDb: 8.3
90 min

Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to…

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The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman
IMDb: 6.8
131 min

The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

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