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Wild Bill (1995) 5.9

Wild Bill (1995)

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Maverick Writer and Director Walter Hill's version of the famous Wild Bill Hickok legend is a dreamscape western that is told entirely in flashback. Hickok's friend Charley Prince (Sir John Hurt) narrates the events o...

The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story (2010) 7.1

The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story (2010)

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A documentary and testimonial to producer Arif Mardin's life. It encompasses interviews with many of the stars that he helped create as well as photographs, home footage and a story that built the hits that are now kn...

The Village of Peace (2014) 7.5

The Village of Peace (2014)

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The Village of Peace reveals the untold story of the African Hebrew Israelites, an incredible group originally from Chicago, now thriving in the Israeli desert. The stories and perspectives of four Village members are...

The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir (2014) 7.4

The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir (2014)

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A documentary that explores Bob Weirs life, through the Grateful Dead, Ratdog, and his childhood.

Pablo (2012) 6.6

Pablo (2012)

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Pablo blends documentary and animation elements to tell the saga of "famous unknown" Pablo Ferro, a man with a personal journey that spans from Havana, during the pre-Cuban revolution to his current home, in the garag...

The Fighting 69th (1940) 6.7

The Fighting 69th (1940)

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"The Fighting 69th" is a First World War regiment of mostly New York-Irish soldiers. Amongst a cocky crew, perhaps the cockiest is Jerry Plunkett, a scrappy fellow who looks out only for himself. The officers and non-...

The Himalayas (2015) 6.4

The Himalayas (2015)

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Following a grueling climb up Kanchenjunga, Hong-gil and Mu-taek become fast friends and partners in climb. The peak of their professional careers comes when they become the 14th team to scale the Himalayas. But the c...

Seven Cities of Gold (1955) 6

Seven Cities of Gold (1955)

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In the eighteenth century, a Spanish expedition is looking for seven cities of gold in a territory now known as California. A very difficult task due the opposition of the aborigines, but perhaps a divine intervention...

Private Parts (1997) 6.9

Private Parts (1997)

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Having always wanted to be a disc-jockey, Howard Stern works his way painfully from radio at his 1970's college to a Detroit station. It is with a move to Washington that he hits on an outrageous off-the-wall style th...

Facing Ali (2009) 8

Facing Ali (2009)

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The life and career of Muhammad Ali (1942- ) as seen chronologically in archival footage: Ali as a fighter, a personality, a political lightening rod, and a man. Boxers who fought him describe what led up to major fig...

The Real Miyagi (2015) 7.2

The Real Miyagi (2015)

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The life of Fumio Demura, the greatest karate master of a generation.

Nick Nolte: No Exit (2008) 6.6

Nick Nolte: No Exit (2008)

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Via computer conferencing, a clean-shaven journalist, in crisp blue shirt, expensive cream jacket, and matching wide-brimmed hat, played by Nick Nolte, interviews a florid-faced underdressed, slightly unkempt Nick Nol...

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986) 6.4

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)

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In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiri...

A Song to Remember (1945) 6.7

A Song to Remember (1945)

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Prof. Joseph Elsner guides his protégé Frydryk Chopin through his formative years to early adulthood in Poland. At a recital in a duke's home Chopin insults the new Russian-installed governor, and must flee the countr...

Barefoot Gen (1983) 8

Barefoot Gen (1983)

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Gen and his family are living in Hiroshima as Japan nears the end of World War II. Gen's father has come to believe that the war is unwinnable, thus earning the wrath of the town officials and, in turn, discrimination...

Judy (2019) 7.2

Judy (2019)

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Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) 7.5

Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

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The abuse Rocky Barbella endures at the hand of his father and subsequent run-ins with the law lead him in and out of detention centers and prisons. When it seems he has it together, Rocky is drafted but, refusing to ...

The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) 6.8

The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)

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The true story of Christopher Boyce, a young All-American man whose job as a guard for sensitive documents shatters his faith in his country and leads him to a sometimes comic, sometimes chilling sideline as a spy for...

Mala Mala (2014) 6.7

Mala Mala (2014)

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A documentary about the power of transformation told through the eyes of 9 trans-identifying individuals in Puerto Rico.

Into the Storm (TV Movie 2009) 7.1

Into the Storm (TV Movie 2009)

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Winston Churchill is named Prime Minister on the very day the Nazis launch their invasion of the low countries and France. The immediate concern is the fate of the British Expeditionary Force now trapped with their ba...

Subedar Joginder Singh (2018) 7.3

Subedar Joginder Singh (2018)

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It is a biographical feature film on India's Highest Wartime Gallantry Award - Param Vir Chakra winner Subedar Joginder Singh. He fought three wars (as per records) for India before achieving martyrdom in the Sino-Ind...

Jeanne Eagels (1957) 6.3

Jeanne Eagels (1957)

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A largely fictionalized account of the career of actress Jeanne Eagels, whose fame was both on stage and on the screen in the 1910s and 1920s, is presented. After losing in a rigged carnival beauty pageant, winning wh...

Aterro (2011) 7.7

Aterro (2011)

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Landfill is a documentary that emerged from the perception of a paradox in relation to litter. While most people want to get rid of it, I met some ladies, pioneers of recycling, that they miss the trash from others in...

Trumbo (2007) 7.4

Trumbo (2007)

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Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. Trumbo was one of several wri...

Kiss and Cry (2017) 6.8

Kiss and Cry (2017)

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A truly touching story consisting of a smart, talented girl whose dreams come to a stop because it is discovered she has a rare form of throat cancer. Her family and her boyfriend John help her through every step of t...

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955) 6.5

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)

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It's the early twentieth century New York City. There exists a high level of animosity by Harry Thaw, a wealthy Pittsburgh businessman, toward renowned architect Stanford White for Harry feeling those dealing with the...

Danny Says (2015) 6.7

Danny Says (2015)

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Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy...

Beware the Slenderman (2016) 6.2

Beware the Slenderman (2016)

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Lurking in the shadows of the Internet, a faceless modern-day bogeyman has attracted the attention and fear of a young generation who whisper his name online. Slenderman lives on the dark pages of the web, where impre...

Starring Adam West (2013) 7.2

Starring Adam West (2013)

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Whether you know him from his iconic role as Batman in the 1966 television series or from his bizarre portrayal of the Mayor on Fox's Family Guy, Adam West is sure to have made an impression. But few people know the m...

A Cry in the Dark (1988) 6.9

A Cry in the Dark (1988)

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Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain. During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claimed that she witnessed a dingo stealing her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body wa...

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008) 7.7

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008)

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The Murrow, Polk, and IDA Award-winning documentary Boogie Man is about Lee Atwater, a blues-playing rogue whose rise from the South to Chairman of the GOP made him a political rock star. He mentored George W. Bush an...

Nightwatching (2007) 6.5

Nightwatching (2007)

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The year 1642 marks the turning point in the life of the famous Dutch painter, Rembrandt, turning him from a wealthy respected celebrity into a discredited pauper. At the insistence of his pregnant wife Saskia, Rembra...