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The Professor and the Madman (2019) 7.4

The Professor and the Madman (2019)

Storyline:Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunati...

The Lost Bladesman (2011) 6

The Lost Bladesman (2011)

Storyline:This historical martial arts film adapted from the story of Guan Yu crossing five passes and slaying six generals in Luo Guanzhong's historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. In AD 200 during the late ...

Viva Zapata! (1952) 7.5

Viva Zapata! (1952)

Storyline:In 1909, Emiliano Zapata, a well-born but penniless Mexican Mestizo from the southern state of Morelos, comes to Mexico City to complain that their arable land has been enclosed, leaving them only in the bar...

The Benny Goodman Story (1956) 6.7

The Benny Goodman Story (1956)

Storyline:The young Benny Goodman is taught clarinet by a Chicago music professor. He is advised by bandleader Kid Ory to play whichever kind of music he likes best, but to make a living, Benny begins by joining the B...

Torvill & Dean (TV Movie 2018) 6.3

Torvill & Dean (TV Movie 2018)

Storyline:Biopic of Britain's most famous ice skaters.User Reviews: Whilst an interesting subject and done reasonably well for a TV Movie, Torvill and Dean's story deserves bigger treatment really. It did hold one's a...

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 8.1

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Storyline:Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized, and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too oft...

Man on Wire (2008) 7.8

Man on Wire (2008)

Storyline:On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French wire walker, juggler, and street performer days shy of his 25th birthday, spent 45 minutes walking, dancing, kneeling, and lying on a wire he and friends strung be...

Too Big to Fail (TV Movie 2011) 7.3

Too Big to Fail (TV Movie 2011)

Storyline:A close look behind the scenes, between late March and mid-October, 2008: we follow Richard Fuld's benighted attempt to save Lehman Brothers; conversations among Hank Paulson (the Secretary of the Treasury),...

The Look of Silence (2014) 8.3

The Look of Silence (2014)

Storyline:An Indonesian man with a communist background named Ramli was brutally murdered when the "Communist" purge occurred in 1965. His remaining family members lived in fear and silence until the making of this do...

The Dance of Reality (2013) 7.5

The Dance of Reality (2013)

Storyline:Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert where this film was shot. It was there that Jodorowsky underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as par...

Citizenfour (2014) 8.1

Citizenfour (2014)

Storyline:In January 2013, Laura Poitras started receiving anonymous encrypted e-mails from "CITIZENFOUR," who claimed to have evidence of illegal covert surveillance programs run by the NSA in collaboration with othe...

Patch Adams (1998) 6.8

Patch Adams (1998)

Storyline:Patch Adams is determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. Unfortunately, the medical and scientific community does not appreciate his methods of healing the sick, while the actua...

Tyson (2008) 7.5

Tyson (2008)

Storyline:Mike Tyson narrates his life story as a reaction to fear and as a resolution not to be bullied or humiliated as he was when a boy in Brooklyn's mean streets. He starts boxing while at a state detention cente...

Lords of Dogtown (2005) 7.1

Lords of Dogtown (2005)

Storyline:A fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty sw...

Wyatt Earp (1994) 6.7

Wyatt Earp (1994)

Storyline:Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals. Written by Jimmy Anderson <jimmy@wnm.net...

JT LeRoy (2018) 5.4

JT LeRoy (2018)

Storyline:A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.User Reviews: This was an interesting true story was not...

Control (2007) 7.7

Control (2007)

Storyline:Ian Curtis is a quiet and rather sad lad who works for an employment agency and sings in a band called Warsaw. He meets a girl named Debbie whom he promptly marries and his band, of which the name in the mea...

Thackeray (2019) 5.3

Thackeray (2019)

Storyline:Biographical account of Shiv Sena Supremo, Balasaheb Thackeray.User Reviews: Most of the movie stays in BW format before the interval. The movie fails to create any justification with the titular character. ...

Lemmy (2010) 7.8

Lemmy (2010)

Storyline:A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.User Reviews: Do you love Lemmy?? No, nor me. Or at least, I didn't before I went to see this documentary as a brownie-poi...

Fighting with My Family (2019) 7.3

Fighting with My Family (2019)

Storyline:A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.User Reviews: Another day, another chance to review ...

Hawking (TV Movie 2004) 7.6

Hawking (TV Movie 2004)

Storyline:A drama documenting the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking who, despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, has galvanized the scientific world with...

Persepolis (2007) 8.1

Persepolis (2007)

Storyline: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 Revolution of 1979. However a...

Breach (2007) 7

Breach (2007)

Storyline:In February, 2001, Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, is arrested for spying. Jump back two months: Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to cler...

The Mirror (1975) 8.1

The Mirror (1975)

Storyline:Tarkovsky mixes flash-backs, historical footage and original poetry to illustrate the reminiscences of a dying man about his childhood during World War II, adolescence, and a painful divorce in his family. T...

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) 6.7

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

Storyline:A courtroom frenzy ensues and sweeps 1970s America when a young single mother reluctantly tips the attention of a widespread manhunt toward her longtime boyfriend, Ted Bundy.User Reviews: Even if the main pa...

Into the White (2012) 7.2

Into the White (2012)

Storyline:In World War II, the German pilots Lieutenant Horst Schopis, Josef Schwartz and Wolfgang Strunk crash their airplane in the wilderness of Norway after shooting down a British airplane. They walk through a sn...

Wittgenstein (1993) 6.9

Wittgenstein (1993)

Storyline:A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the nature and limits o...

Miss Hokusai (2015) 6.7

Miss Hokusai (2015)

Storyline:Set in 1814, Miss Hokusai focuses on O-Ei, the daughter of famed artist Tetsuzo, better known by his pen name Hokusai, as she tries to navigate the various aspects of her life. O-Ei spends the bulk of her ti...

Elizabeth (1998) 7.5

Elizabeth (1998)

Storyline:This film details the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, as played by Cate Blanchett. The main focus is the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Cathol...

6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017) 5.7

6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017)

Storyline:An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons ...

The Doors (1991) 7.2

The Doors (1991)

Storyline:Oliver Stone's homage to 1960s rock group The Doors also doubles as a biography of the group's late singer, the "Electric Poet" Jim Morrison. The movie follows Morrison from his days as a film student in Los...

To Be Number One (1991) 7.3

To Be Number One (1991)

Storyline:The story of Ho, a chinese peasant/slave worker who escapes to Hong Kong and becomes one of the most feared crime bosses in Hong Kong.User Reviews: Poon Man Kit directed To Be Number One and it is produced b...

Fatal Honeymoon (TV Movie 2012) 5.6

Fatal Honeymoon (TV Movie 2012)

Storyline:Based on a true story, Fatal Honeymoon tells the shocking story and controversy surrounding a newlywed who tragically dies on her dream honeymoon and the subsequent investigation as to whether or not her hus...

Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity (2012) 7.9

Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity (2012)

Storyline:Charles Lloyd was one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 1960s. His music crossed traditional boundaries and explored new territories. Catapulted into worldwide fame in his 20s, by his early 30s, ...

The Rocket (2005) 7.7

The Rocket (2005)

Storyline:In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as an ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent...

North Face (2008) 7.4

North Face (2008)

Storyline:Based on a true story, North Face is a suspenseful adventure film about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nation's Alpinists to conque...