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10,000 BC (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A prehistoric hunter sets out on a epic trek to rescue his beloved and secure the future of his tribe.
Cast: Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis. Directed by Roland Emmerich.
Categories:  History  Action  Human Rights

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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  134 min. 
Plot: Solomon Northup, a free black man, is abducted and sold into slavery in the antebellum South.
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Brad Pitt. Directed by Steve McQueen.
Categories:  Racism  History

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  144 min. 
Plot: During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Cast: James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini. Directed by Michael Bay.
Categories:  Drama  War  History

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1776 (1972)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: A film version of the Broadway musical comedy of the same name, 1776 is a celebration of the founding of the United States of America.
Cast: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, Roy Poole, David Ford. Directed by Peter H. Hunt.
Categories:  Musical  History  Government

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300 (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: An interpretation of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC in which the king of Sparta leads his army against the invading Persians.
Cast: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West. Directed by Zack Snyder.
Categories:  History  War

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4 Little Girls (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Spike Lee.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Civil Rights

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41 (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Explores the life and careers of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Jeffrey Roth.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  91 min. 
Plot: An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.
Cast: Filmmakers, critics, and fans of Alfred Hitchcock. Directed by Alexander O. Philippe.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Entertainment

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Abolitionists, The (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  180 min. 
Plot: An American Experience documentary of the activists that fought in the most important civil rights crusade in American history.
Cast: Richard Brooks, Neal Huff, Jeanine Serralles, Kate Lyn Sheil, T. Ryder Smith. Directed by Rob Ropley.
Categories:  Television  Documentary  History

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Act of Killing, The (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 115 min. 
Plot: Filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes.
Cast: Haji Anif, Syamsul Arifin, Sakhyan Asmara. Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Death Penalty

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All the President's Men (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Two Washington Post reporters reconstruct the connection between the White House and the Watergate affair.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jason Robards Jr., Jane Alexander, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam. Directed by Alan J. Pakula.
Categories:  Drama  History  Government

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Amazing Grace (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: An idealist maneuvers his way through Parliament in 19th century England, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Ciaran Hinds, Rufus Sewell. Directed by Michael Apted.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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American Radical (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: Covers the life and work of controversial American Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein.
Cast: Features Norman Finkelstein. Directed by David Ridgen.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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Amistad (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  152 min. 
Plot: Fact-based story of the 1839 revolt by Africans on the slaveship Amistad and their subsequent trial when they are brought onto American soil.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McDonaughey, David Paymer. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Drama  History  Racism

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And the Band Played On (1993)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: A scientist at the Center for Disease Control battles bureaucracy and ignorance about AIDS during the outset of the disease, and ultimately fails to convince people in power to take timely action.
Cast: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Phil Collins, Richard Gere, Anjelica Houston, Steve Martin, Ian McKellan, Lilly Tomlin, B.D. Wong. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode.
Categories:  Drama  Health  History

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Andersonville Trial, The (1970)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: Adaptation of Saul Levitt's 1959 play about one of America's most notorious trials - the prosecution of the commander of an infamous Civil War P.O.W. camp that held 50,000 Yankee prisoners, 14,000 of whom died.
Cast: Martin Sheen, William Shatner, Buddy Ebsen, Richard Basehart, Cameron Mitchell, Jack Cassidy. Directed by George C. Scott.
Categories:  History  Military  Human Rights

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Angels in America (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 Disc Set) 5 hours, 51 min. 
Plot: At the onset of the AIDS crisis in 1980s New York City, a group of interconnected characters experience divine intervention.
Cast: Al Pacino, Meryl streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright. Directed by Mike Nichols.
Categories:  Television  History  Discrimination

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Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A profile of Anita Hill, the African-American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas' nomination to the US Supreme Court.
Cast: Anita Hill. Directed by Freida Lee Mock.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Supreme Court

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Anthropoid (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Operation Anthropoid: the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution.
Cast: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon. Directed by Sean Ellis.
Categories:  Biography  History  War

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Apollo 13 (1995)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 116 min. 
Plot: The story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission to the moon.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  History  Drama  Aviation

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Argo (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian operation to extract six American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.
Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan. Directed by Ben Affleck.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  History  International

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Banking on Heaven (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  73 min. 
Plot: A hard-hitting documentary on the largest polygamous cult in the U.S., the Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints.
Cast: Narration by Laurie Allen. Directed by Dot Reidelbach.
Categories:  Documentary  Religion  History

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Barry Lyndon (1975)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  184 min. 
Plot: An Irish rogue climbs to wealth and privilege in 18-century England.
Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger, Diana Koerner, Leon Vitali. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  History  Drama  Estates

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Battle of Algiers, The (1966)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 121 min. B&W
Plot: A film commissioned by the Algerian government chronicling the Algerian revolution, 1954-62, from both sides. In Arabic, French, and Italian, with English subtitles.
Cast: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader. Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo.
Categories:  History  Government  Foreign

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Beatles Anthology, The (1995)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 11 hours, 14 min. B&W/Color
Plot: A visual history of the Beatles beginning in 1940 and ending with the breakup of the band at the end of the '60s.
Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr. Directed by Neil Aspinall.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  History

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Beatles: Eight Days a Week (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.
Cast: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison. Directed by 2016.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  History

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Becket (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  148 min. 
Plot: When King Henry II has trouble with the Church of England, he appoints his old friend and drinking buddy, Thomas Beckett, as Archbishop.
Cast: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown. Directed by Peter Glenville.
Categories:  Conflict  History  Ethics

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: With the help of a time-traveling messenger two students round up some historical heavyweights for their class project!
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin. Directed by Stephen Herek.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Comedy  History

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Black Hawk Down (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  144 min. 
Plot: After an RPG downs their helicopter, a group of elite U.S. soldiers find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Tom Sizemore, Ewan McGregor, Sam Shepard. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  War  Action  History

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Bloody Sunday (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Recreation of the events of "Bloody Sunday", Jan. 30, 1972, when British troops fired on unarmed protesters in Derry, Northern Ireland.
Cast: James Nesbitt, Allan Gildea, Gerard Crossan, Mary Moulds. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Categories:  Drama  History  Politics

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Blues, The (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (7 disc set) 12 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A film series exploring the evolution of the blues.
Cast: Various Artists. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Musical

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Bobby (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: The assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy and its effect of the people in Ambassador Hotel with him.
Cast: Harry Belafonte, Joy Bryant, Nick Cannon, Emilio Estevez, Laurence Fishburne, Brian Geraghty, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Joshua Jackson, David Krumholtz, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBeouf, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy. Directed by .
Categories:  Politics  History  Drama

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Border Bandits: A True Texas Story Retold (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  58 min. 
Plot: The effects of 1915 killings by the Texas Rangers are still being felt today in South Texas and contine to perpetuate distrust between Mexican Americans and the Texas Rangers.
Cast: Narration by Jon Dillon. Directed by Kirby F. Warnock.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Law Enforcement

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Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Based on the dramatic true events behind one of tennis' most famous rivalries.
Cast: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny, Leo Borg, Marcus Mossberg, Jackson Gann. Directed by Janus Metz.
Categories:  Sports  History  Drama

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Boys of '36, The (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  53 min. 
Plot: Story of how a team of underdog American rowers became gold medalists in the 1936 Olympics.
Cast: Daniel James Brown, Eric Cohen, Timothy Egan. Directed by Margaret Grossi.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Biography

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Braveheart (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  177 min. 
Plot: William Wallace, a Scottish common man, unites fellow Scots in their fight for freedom from English rule at the end of the 13th century. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan. Directed by Mel Gibson.
Categories:  History  Civil Rights  Discrimination

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Breaker Morant (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: **** 1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: This Australian film is based on the true story of a man who is made a scapegoat for military actions during the Boer War and is court-martialed for killing civilians.
Cast: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown. Directed by Bruce Beresford.
Categories:  War  History  Drama

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Bridge Too Far, A (1977)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  176 min. 
Plot: The failed attempts to capture several bridges to Germany in World War II in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford. Directed by Richard Attenborough.
Categories:  History  War  International

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Bright Star (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: The three-year romance between the poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne.
Cast: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox. Directed by Jane Campion.
Categories:  Romance  Drama  History

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Broken Rainbow (1985)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  70 min. 
Plot: Heartbreaking tale of the forced relocation of 12,000 Navajos from their ancestral homeland in Arizona.
Cast: Narration by Martin Sheen. Directed by Victor Mudd.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Government

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Brooklyn (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where when her past catches up with her she must choose between two countries.
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters. Directed by John Crowley.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  History

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Brother Minister (1994)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Reveals the mystery surrounding the assassination of Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on February 21, 1965.
Cast: Malcolm X and narrator Roscoe Lee Browne. Directed by Jefri Aalmhuammed.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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Brother Outsider: Life of Bayard Rustin (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  83 min. 
Plot: Deals with the interplay of personal and political in the life of a complex, multi-talented essential figure in the history of American radicalism.
Cast: Voice of Erick Todd Dellums. Directed by Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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Burn (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 86 min. 
Plot: The story of saving Detroit through the eyes of firefighters charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead.
Cast: Firefighters portray themselves.. Directed by Tom Putnam.
Categories:  Documentary  Economics  History

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Butler, The (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  132 min. 
Plot: Inspired by a true story about Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations.
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr. Directed by Lee Daniels.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  History

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Captivated (2015)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: The first fully televised high profile court case of Pamela Smart, which rattled the consciousness of America.
Cast: Pamela Smart, Eleanor Pam, Dan Pelletier, Paul Maggiotto, Raymond Fowler, Billy Flynn, Patrick Randall. Directed by Jeremiah Zagar.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Criminal Law

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Carol (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman.
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler. Directed by Todd Haynes.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  History

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Casablanca (1942)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  102 min. B&W
Plot: During WWII, a nightclub owner in Casablanca discovers his old flame is married to a French resistance leader with Germans on his tail. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Directed by Michael Curtiz.
Categories:  War  Human Rights  History

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Casino Jack (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.
Cast: Jack Abramoff, William Branner, Tom DeLay, Donn Dunlop, Kevin Henderson. Directed by Alex Gibney.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  History

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Chappaquiddick (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  106 min. 
Plot: The infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge.
Cast: Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Kate Mara, Bruce Dern, John Fiore, Gillian Mariner Gordon, Olivia Thirlby, Katie Henoch. Directed by John Curran.
Categories:  History  Criminal Law  Government

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Che (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 134 min. 
Plot: Che & Castro-Led Cuban exiles mobilize to topple dictator Batista's regime.
Cast: Julia Orman, Benico Del Toro, Rodrigo Santoro, Maria Isabel Diaz, Demian Bichir, Yul Vazquez. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Biography  History  War

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Children in War (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: In the past decade two million children have been killed in wars around the world and here some survivors tell their story.
Cast: Narration by Susan Raymond. Directed by Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Military

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Cold Mountain (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  154 min. 
Plot: In the waning days of the Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to North Carolina to reunite with his lover.
Cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland. Directed by Anthony Minghella.
Categories:  War  Romance  History

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Conspirator, The (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 122 min. 
Plot: Mary Surratt,the lone female, is charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln.
Cast: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, Danny Huston. Directed by Robert Redford.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

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Corporation, The (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 145 min. 
Plot: Examines the nature, evolution, impact, and possible futures of the modern business corporation.
Cast: Jane Akre, Ray Anderson, Maude Barlow, Chris Barrett, Noam Chomsky, Peter Drucker, Samuel Epstein, Milton Freidman, Naomi Klein, Susan E. Linn, Luke McCabe, Mikela J. Mikael, Robert Monks, Michael Moore, Vandana Shiva, Steve Wilson. Directed by Jennifer Abbott, Mark Achbar.
Categories:  Corporations  Documentary  History

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Crisis at Central High (1980)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  VHS  120 min. 
Plot: In 1957, a landmark decision by the Supreme Court mandates the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Violent demonstrations and riots follow as tensions on both sides grow.
Cast: Joanne Woodward, Charles Durning, Henderson Forsythe, Calins Levels. Directed by Lamont Johnson.
Categories:  Racism  History  Juvenile

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Crisis: Behind a Presidental Committment (1963)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  53 min. 
Plot: A 1963 civil rights crisis unfolds at an Alabama school.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Robert Drew.
Categories:  Documentary  Civil Rights  History

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Crown, The: Season One (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 9 hours, 55 min. 
Plot: Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.
Cast: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton. Directed by Peter Morgan.
Categories:  Drama  History  Television

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Cry Freedom (1987)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  157 min. 
Plot: A White South African journalist must escape the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, a black activist.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton. Directed by Richard Attenborough.
Categories:  Racism  Government  History

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Daily Show with John Stewart: Indecision 2004, The (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 300 min. 
Plot: Daily Show coverage of the 2004 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the first Bush-Kerry debate, and election night.
Cast: Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Samantha Bee. Directed by Chuck O'Neill.
Categories:  Comedy  Government  History

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Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Rich and bored aristocrats in 18th-century France play high-stakes games of passion and betrayal.
Cast: Glenn Close, John Malkovitch,, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz, Keanu Reeves, Lildred Natwick, Uma Thurman. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Romance  History  Ethics

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Darfur Now (2012)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Follows the story of six people who are determined to end the sufferings in Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur. In English, Arabic, and local language(s), with English subtitles.
Cast: Luis Moreno-Campo, Adam Sterling, Ahmed Mohammed Abakar, Don Cheadle. Directed by Ted Braun.
Categories:  Documentary  History  War

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Darkest Hour (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  125 min. 
Plot: During the early days of World War II Winston Churchill must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas. Directed by Joe Wright.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A look at the Gullah culture of islands off the coast of South Carolina as a family prepares to leave for a chance at a better life.
Cast: Adisa Anderson, Barbara-O, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Cora Lee Day, Tommy Hicks. Directed by Julie Dash.
Categories:  Drama  Family  History

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Dazed and Confused (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 102 min. 
Plot: The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976.
Cast: Jason London, Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, Ben Affleck. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Drama  Children  History

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Deadwood: Complete First Season (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens. Directed by David Milch.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

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Deadwood: Complete Season Three (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (7 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens. Directed by David Milch.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

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Deadwood: Complete Season Two (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens. Directed by David Milch.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

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Death of Stalin, The (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor. Directed by Armondo Iannucci.
Categories:  Comedy  History

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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A dramatization of the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, explosion which created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas Griffin. Directed by Peter Berg.
Categories:  Drama  Action  History

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Defiance (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: Three brothers turn a group of refugees into freedom fighters against the Nazis during World War II.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein. Directed by Edward Zwick.
Categories:  War  History  Drama

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Deforce: The Past, Present, and Future of Detroit (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A history of Tyranny in the Heart of America; for decades Detroit has been an emblem of Urban decay.
Cast: Nelson Jones. Directed by Daniel Falconer.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Economics

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Detroit (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution.
Cast: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
Categories:  Drama  History  Law Enforcement

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Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 197 min. 
Plot: During the Russian Revolution, a married doctor and poet falls for a beautiful political activist's wife.
Cast: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay, Siobhan McKenna, Ralph Richardson. Directed by David Lean.
Categories:  War  Romance  History

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Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Story of the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.
Cast: Sean Penn as narrator. Directed by Stacy Peratta.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  History

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Dolores (2017)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: In the 1950's, a working-class wife and mother of eleven children helps to establish a farmer's union, which later develops into a platform for feminism and gender equality.
Cast: Hillary Clinton, Angela Davis, Dolores Huerta. Directed by Peter Bratt.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Biography

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Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A young farmer and his new bride Lana settle in upstate New York shortly before the Revolutionary War begins.
Cast: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins, John carradine. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Western  War  History

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Duchess, The (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of the life of the Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Cast: Keira Knightly, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper. Directed by Saul Dibb.
Categories:  Biography  History  Drama

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Dunkirk (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  106 min. 
Plot: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Action  History  Drama

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Elvis & Nixon (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: The untold true story behind the most requested photograph in the National Archives.
Cast: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny KNoxville. Directed by Liza Johnson.
Categories:  History  Comedy  Politics

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Emmanuel's Gift (2005)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: Chronicles the life of a young Ghanaian man born with a severely deformed right leg, who today, against incalculable odds, is opening minds and effecting social and political change throughout his country.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  History

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Europa Europa (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A Jewish boy tries to hide his identity by joining the Hitler Youth. In German with English subtitles.
Cast: Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, Rene Hofschneider, Piotr Kozlowski. Directed by Agnleszka Holland.
Categories:  Foreign  History  War

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Fastball (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: Explores the magic within the 396 milliseconds it takes a fastball to reach home plate, and decipher who threw the fastest pitch ever.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Derek Jeter, Denard Span. Directed by Jonathan Hock.
Categories:  Sports  History  Documentary

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Film Unfinished, A (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: About an unfinished film which portrays the people behind and before the camera in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Cast: Witnesses Hanna Avrutzki, Luba Gewisser, Jurek (David) Plonski, Aliza Vitis-Shomron, Shula Zeder. Directed by Yael Hersonski.
Categories:  Documentary  History  War

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First Man (2018)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: A look at the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke. Directed by Damien Chazelle.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  History  War  Military

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For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  170 min. 
Plot: During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
Cast: 025192042324 . Directed by Sam Wood.
Categories:  Action  Drama  History

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Force of Evil (1948)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  78 min. B&W
Plot: A man wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into one powerful operation.
Cast: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Beatrice Pearson, Roy Roberts, Marie Windsor. Directed by Abraham Polonsky.
Categories:  Ethics  History  Drama

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Forrest Gump (1994)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 142 min. 
Plot: The chronicles of a low I. Q. Forrest and his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Categories:  Drama  History  Romance

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Founder, The (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned McDonald's into the biggest restaurant business in the world.
Cast: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch. Directed by John Lee Hancock.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Frost/Nixon (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.
Cast: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Rebecca Hall. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  Drama  History  Politics

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Game Change (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A behind-the-scenes look at John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.
Cast: Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Jamey Sheridan. Directed by Joy Roach.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  History

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Gone With the Wind (1939)
Rated:  G  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 3 hours, 88 min. 
Plot: A manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American South during the Civil War.
Cast: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen. Directed by Victor Fleming.
Categories:  History  Romance  War

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Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD   min. 
Plot: Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Cast: David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., Frank Langella. Directed by George Clooney.
Categories:  History  Politics  Drama

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Good, The Bad and The Ugly, The (1966)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  161 min. 
Plot: A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffre. Directed by Sergio Leone.
Categories:  Drama  Western  History

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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse.
Cast: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard, Randy Quaid, Jose Luis Gomez, Michael Lonsdale. Directed by Milos Forman.
Categories:  Religion  Drama  History

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Great American Songbook, The (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  174 min. 
Plot: A lively anthology of the people and events that put the music in our lives.
Cast: Judy Garland, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Herbert Stothart, Bronislau Kaper. Directed by Andrew J. Kuehn.
Categories:  Musical  History  Entertainment

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Great Gatsby, The (1974)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  164 min. 
Plot: A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.
Cast: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Sam Waterston. Directed by Jack Clayton.
Categories:  Drama  History  Romance

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Green Book (2018)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A bouncer from an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx is hired to drive a world-class black pianist on a concert tour through the deep South.
Cast: Viggo Mortense, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, Mike Hatton, P.J. Byrne . Directed by Peter Farrelly.
Categories:  Drama  Racism  History

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Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: In 1974 college student Patty Hearst was kidnapped by a terrorist group calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Robert Stone.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Politics

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: A WWII American Army Medic that refuses to kill people becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey. Directed by Mel Gibson.
Categories:  Drama  History  War

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Harlan County USA (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: The coal miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky in June, 1973.
Cast: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks. Directed by Barbara Kopple.
Categories:  Employment  History  Corporations

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Hate Crimes in the Heartland (2015)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  60 min. 
Plot: Explores the 250,000 hate crimes committed in America each year.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Rachel Lyon.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Racism

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Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 4 hours, 50 min. 
Plot: It's the true American story of a legendary family feud that spanned decades and nearly launched a war between Kentucky and West Virginia.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr, Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe, Andrew Howard. Directed by Kevin Reynolds.
Categories:  Television  History  Drama

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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: An in-depth and engrossing look into the making of Francis Ford Coppola's epic Apocalypse Now.
Cast: Cast portrayed by themselves. Directed by Various directors.
Categories:  Documentary  History  War

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Henry V (1944)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: English King Henry V's military campaign at Agincourt, France, in 1415.
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer, Robert Helpmann, Vernon Greeves. Directed by Laurence Olivier.
Categories:  Biography  History  War

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Henry V (1989)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: Great adventure of a King who defied the odds to prove himself a man.
Cast: Brian Blessed, Derek Jacobi, Ian Holm, Simon Shepherd, Kenneth Branagh, James Larkin. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Categories:  Action  Drama  History

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Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Mary McDonagh Murphy.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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Hidden Figures (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae. Directed by Theodore Melf.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Hipsters (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: Rebellious youth in 1955 Moscow wage a cultural battle against Soviet conformity. In Russian with English subtitles.
Cast: Anton Shagin, Oksana Akinshina, Eugenia Khirivskaya, Maksim Matveyev, Igor Voynarovskiy, Ekaterina Vilkova, Konstantin Balakirev, Aleksandr Stefantsov, Georgiy Sivokhin, Olga Smirnova, Yanina Buiko. Directed by Valeriy Todorovskiy.
Categories:  Foreign  Free Speech  History

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History of Rock 'n' Roll (1995)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 9 hours, 38 min. 
Plot: Hundreds of interviews, classic footage and concert performances from the 1950's to the 1990's.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Ted Haimes.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Musical

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History of the World Part I (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: From the dawn of man to the distant future, mankind's evolution (or lack thereof) is traced.
Cast: Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, Ron Carey. Directed by Mel Brooks.
Categories:  Comedy  History

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Hornet's Nest, The (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: Armed only with cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.
Cast: Mike Boettcher, Carlos Boettcher. Directed by Christian Turead & David Salzberg.
Categories:  Documentary  War  History

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How the Beatles Changed the World (2017)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: History of The Beatles and their cultural influence.
Cast: Tony Bramwell, Robert Christgau, Anthony DeCurtis. Directed by Tom O'Dell.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Musical

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How the West was Won (1962)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  155 min. 
Plot: A dauntless pioneer family's trek tells the history of Western expansion in the United States.
Cast: Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Eli Wallach, John Wayne, Richard Widmark. Directed by Henry Hathaway, John Ford, and George Marshall.
Categories:  Western  Drama  History

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Hugo (2011)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: An orphan living in the walls of a Paris train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Drama  Family  History

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Hunting of the President (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Story of a sustained and well-funded effort to discredit and defeat Bill Clinton
Cast: Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, James Carville, Susan McDougal, and Jerry Fallwell. Directed by Nicholas Perry and Henry Thomason.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  History

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I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte. Directed by Raoul Peck.
Categories:  Documentary  Civil Rights  History

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I, Claudius (1976)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 650 min. 
Plot: The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.
Cast: Derek Jacobi, Sian Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker. Directed by Herbert Wise.
Categories:  History  Government  Television

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Ida (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. B&W
Plot: A young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.
Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawd Ogrodnik, Joanna Kulig. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski.
Categories:  Drama  History  Religion

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Imitation Game, The (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear. Directed by Morten Tyldom.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  History

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Impossible, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A tourist family in Thailand is caught in the chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Cast: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona.
Categories:  Drama  History  Environmental

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Incident at Oglala: the Leonard Peltier Story (1992)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Explores the controversy and potential abuse of justice surrounding the1975 incident where armed FBI agents illegally entered the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Cast: Narration by Robert Redford. Directed by Michael Apted.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Government

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Inherent Vice (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  148 min. 
Plot: A 1970s drug-fueled Los Angeles detective investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  History

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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot:  Portrays a week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund. Directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  History

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Invisible Children (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  55 min. 
Plot: Explores children's life, general social conditions, and child soldiers in Uganda in 2003.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Ted Braun.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Children

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Iron Jawed Angels (2014)
Rated:    Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Cast: Hilary Swank Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston. Directed by Katja von Garnier.
Categories:  Drama  History  Women

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Iron Lady, The (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, Iain Glen, John Sessions, Anthony Head, Richard E. Grant. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
Categories:  Biography  History  Government

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J. Edgar (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  137 min. 
Plot: Behind closed doors J. Edgar Hoover held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  History

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Jackie (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig. Directed by Pablo Larrain.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of the former president's tour for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."
Cast: Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter. Directed by Jonathan Demme.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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John Adams (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 498 min. 
Plot: A miniseries on the life of John Adams and the first 50 years of the United States.
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, Danny Huston, David Morse, Sarah Polley, Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Tom Hooper.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Katyn (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: Dramatization of the massacre of 20,000 people by the Soviet secret police 1940. In Polish with English subtitles.
Cast: Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Artur Żmijewski, Jan Englert, Danuta Stenka. Directed by Andrzej Wajda.
Categories:  Foreign  History  War

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Khodorkovsky (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: The richest Russian challenges President Putin and a fight of the titans begins. Khodorkovsky journeys to exile, but returns to Russia knowing he will be imprisoned.
Cast: Mikhail Khodorkovsky and narrated by Jean-Marc Barr. Directed by Cyril Tuschi.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  History

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King & Country (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: During World War I, an army private is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial uncovers the story of the accused's enlistment.
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay. Directed by Joseph Losey.
Categories:  War  History  Mystery/Suspense

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King's Speech, The (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi. Directed by Tom Hopper.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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LA 92 (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: Examines the tumultuous period after the verdict in the Rodney King trial through rarely seen archival footage.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Daniel Lindsay & T. J. Martin.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Civil Rights

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Land of Mine (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines.
Cast: Roland Moller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman. Directed by Martin Zandvliet.
Categories:  Drama  History  War

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Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A captured architect designs an ingenious plan to ensure the impregnability of a self-absorbed Pharaoh's tomb, obsessed with the security of his next life.
Cast: Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin. Directed by Howard Hawks.
Categories:  Action  Drama  History

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Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 3 hours, 40 min. 
Plot: As the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Rory Kennedy.
Categories:  Documentary  War  History

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Last Emperor, The (1987)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 219 min. 
Plot: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China.
Cast: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Categories:  Biography  History  International

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Last King of Scotland, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: The events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s.
Cast: Forest Whitaker, James MacAvoy, Kerry Washington, Simon McBurney, Gillian Anderson. Directed by Kevin Macdonald.
Categories:  History  International  Civil Rights

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Last Men in Aleppo (2017)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  83 min. 
Plot: About the founders of The White Helmets trying to save lives of hundreds of victims at besieged city during the Syrian civil war.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Feras Fayyad & Steen Johannessen.
Categories:  Documentary  War  History

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Last of the Mohicans, The (1936)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. B&W
Plot: A film about the siege of Fort William Henry during the French and Indian War.
Cast: Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon, Bruce Cabot, Binnie Barnes. Directed by George B. Seitz.
Categories:  Drama  History  War

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Last of the Mohicans, The (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May, Russell Means, Wes Studi. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Drama  History  War

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Left Handed Gun, The (1958)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: After his boss is murdered by rival cattlemen, a troubled and uneducated young cowboy vows revenge on the murderers.
Cast: Paul Newman, Lita Milan, John Dehner, Hurd Hatfield. Directed by Arthur Penn.
Categories:  Western  Biography  History

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Leopard, The (1963)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 187 min. 
Plot: A noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860s Sicily. In Italian with English subtitles.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon, Paolo Stoppa. Directed by Luchino Visconti.
Categories:  Drama  History  Foreign

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Let the Fire Burn (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Looks back to the day Philadelphia police exploded the home occupied by the radical group MOVE.
Cast: Birdie Africa, John Africa, Ramona Africa. Directed by Jason Osder.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Drama

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Life & Times of Allen Gibsberg (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Depicts an American poet and social activist in the different decades of his life and activities.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Jerry Aronson.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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Lincoln (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  150 min. 
Plot: As the Civil War continues to rage, Lincoln struggles with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Cast: Sally Field, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, Hal Holbrook. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Lincoln/Surrender at Appomattox (1988)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  190 min. 
Plot: Miniseries depicting Abraham Lincoln's struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Based on the novel by Gore Vidal. With the TV episode, "Appointment with Destiny: Surrender at Appomattox."
Cast: Mary Tyler Moore, Sam Waterston, Richard Mulligan. Directed by Lamont Johnson.
Categories:  History  Government  Television

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Little Big Man (1970)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: From an old age, Jack Crabb reflects upon his life being raised by Indians.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam. Directed by Arthur Penn.
Categories:  History  Action  War

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Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  70 min. 
Plot: Little Rock Central was a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement; this film examines the racial equality, education, and class at the high school today.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Brent Renaud.
Categories:  Documentary  Education  History

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Long Way Home (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Traces the stories of courage in the years between the end of World War II and the formation of the state of Israel.
Cast: Narration by Morgan Freeman. Directed by Mark Jonathan Harris.
Categories:  Documentary  History  War

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Magic Trip (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America.
Cast: Stanley Tucci, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary. Directed by Allison Ellwood and Alex Gibney.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Entertainment

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Malcolm X (1992)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 tape set) 194 min. 
Plot: The life of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader Malcolm X, from gangster, to prisoner, to spokesman for the Nation of Islam.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman, Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee. Directed by Spike Lee.
Categories:  Biography  History  Drama

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Man for all Seasons, A (1966)
Rated:  G  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Sir Thomas Moore opposes King Henry VIII's wish to divorce his Queen and marry Anne Boleyn. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Leo McKern, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt, Corin Redgrave. Directed by Fred Zinnemann.
Categories:  Biography  History  Religion

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Man Who Never Was, The (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: Account of wartime espionage based on the true story of an intelligence operation designed to mislead the Nazis prior to the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily.
Cast: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Stephen Boyd. Directed by Ronald Meame.
Categories:  History  War  Maritime

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Masada (1981)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 6 hours, 34 min. 
Plot: 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss, Barbara Carrera, Nigel Davenport. Directed by Boris Segal.
Categories:  Drama  History  Television

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits.
Cast: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Edward Woodall, Chris Larkin, Max Pirkis. Directed by Peter Weir.
Categories:  War  Maritime  History

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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business.
Cast: Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson. . Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  History

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Mighty Times: The Children's March (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  2004 min. 
Plot: On May 2, 1963, the children of Birmingham, Alabama took to the streets to challenge segregation.
Cast: Narration by Nick LaTour. Directed by Robert Houston.
Categories:  Documentary  Civil Rights  History

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Miserables, Les (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  158 min. 
Plot: In 19th-century France, a hunted man makes a fateful decision that changes his life forever.
Cast: Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Tom Hooper.
Categories:  History  Musical  Domestic Relations

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Missing Picture, The (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Clay figures, archival footage, and narration recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.
Cast: Animation and archival footage. Directed by Rithy Panh.
Categories:  Documentary  Foreign  History

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Mission, The (1986)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 125 min. 
Plot: 18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Liam Neeson. Directed by Roland Joffe.
Categories:  Action  Drama  History

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Mississippi Burning (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: In 1964, two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance and murder of three civil rights activists.
Cast: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif, R. Lee Ermey. Directed by Alan Parker.
Categories:  Civil Rights  History  Drama

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Mona Lisa is Missing (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: A man steals the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911. His 84-year-old daughter thought he did it for patriotic reasons. A filmmaker spends more than 30 years trying to find the truth.
Cast: Audio voice of Joe Medeiros. Directed by Joe Medeiros.
Categories:  Documentary  Art  History

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Monterey Pop Festival (1968)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 4 hours, 30 min. 
Plot: A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.
Cast: The Who, Simon and Garfunkel, Otis Redding, Jefferson Airplane, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Directed by D. A. Pennebaker.
Categories:  Musical  Documentary  History

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 89 min. 
Plot: King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.
Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin. Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones.
Categories:  Comedy  History

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Motorcycle Diaries, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: Ernesto "Che" Guevara circumnavigates South America on a thrilling and dangerous road trip.
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Mía Maestro, Rodrigo de la Serna. Directed by Walter Salles.
Categories:  History  Discrimination  Foreign

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Mr. Turner (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.
Cast: Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Paul Jesson, Marion Bailey, Karl Johnson. Directed by Mike Leigh.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  History

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Mummy, The (1932)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 75 min. B&W
Plot: A field expedition to Egypt discovers the ancient tomb of an Egyption prince, where a young member of the team inadvertently brings him back to life.
Cast: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Bramwell Fletcher, Arthur Byron, Edward Van Sloan. Directed by Karl Freund.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Horror  History

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Munich (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  164 min. 
Plot: In the wake of 1972 Munich Olympic tragedy, the Mossad retaliates by deploying a team of agents in Europe.
Cast: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Drama  History  International

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Murder in the Park, A (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Filmmakers assert that a former death-row inmate who was spared the death penalty was actually guilty, and an innocent man was sent to prison.
Cast: Dexter Hammett, Joseph Alex, Jason Patrick. Directed by Christopher Rech & Brandon Kimber.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Death Penalty

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Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  132 min. B&W
Plot: Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty.
Cast: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin. Directed by Frank Lloyd.
Categories:  Drama  History  Maritime

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National Treasure (2004)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: A treasure hunter in hot pursuit of a mythical treasure originally secreted away by the nation's Founding Fathers.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Jon Voigt, Harvey Keitel, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Justin Bartha. Directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Categories:  History  Government  Action

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National Treasure 2 (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A treasure hunter looks to discover the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, by uncovering the 18 pages missing from assassin John Wilkes Booth's diary.
Cast: Nicholas Cage, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Ed Harris, Helen Mirren. Directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Categories:  Action  History  Mystery/Suspense

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New World, The (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  135 min. 
Plot: Explorer John Smith and his fellow English settlers arrive in what will become Jamestown only to come in to conflict with the Native Americans.
Cast: Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, August Schellenberg, Wes Studi, Q'Orianka Kilcher. Directed by Terrence Malick.
Categories:  Drama  History  Conflict

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Night and Fog (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  32 min. B&W
Plot: Takes you inside the dehumanization world of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Narration by Michel Bouquet. Directed by Alain Resnais.
Categories:  Documentary  Foreign  History

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Night to Remember, A (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 123 min. B&W
Plot: A dramatization of the tragedy of the Titanic's final hours.
Cast: Kenneth More, Honor Blackman, Michael Goodliffe, Kenneth Griffith, David McCallum, Tucker McGuire. Directed by Roy Ward Baker.
Categories:  Drama  History  Admiralty

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Night Will Fall (2014)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  75 min. 
Plot: Researchers discover film footage from World War II that turns out to be a lost documentary shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 about German concentration camps.
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Jasper Britton, Leonard Berney, George Leonard, Branko Lustig. Directed by Andre Singer.
Categories:  Documentary  History  War

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No (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Marcial Tagle. Directed by Pablo Larrain.
Categories:  Foreign  History  Drama

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Nobody's Fool/Fat Man & Little Boy (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  236 min. 
Plot: A hardworking construction worker's life changes when the son he walked out on re-enters his life./The story of the Manhattan Project, the WWII project in New Mexico that built and designed the first atomic bomb.
Cast: Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Melanie Griffith, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack. Directed by Robert Benton/Roland Joffe.
Categories:  Drama  Family  History

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O.J.: Made in America (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 7 hours, 30 min. 
Plot: A saga of race, celebrity, media, violence, and the criminal justice system.
Cast: David Gascon, Robin Greer, Peter Hyams. Directed by Ezra Edelman.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Television

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Of Gods and Men (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  122 min. 
Plot: Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Jacques Herlin, Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach, Loic Pichon, Xavier Maly. Directed by Xavier Beauvois.
Categories:  Foreign  History  Religion

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Of Time and the City (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  74 min. B&W/Color
Plot: A filmmaker looks at the history and transformation of his birthplace, Liverpool, England.
Cast: Narrated by Terence Davies. Directed by Terence Davies.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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Off the Chain (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  60 min. 
Plot: A look into the underground world of dog fighting and exploration of the American Pit Bull Terrier breed.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Bobby J. Brown.
Categories:  Documentary  Animal  History

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Omagh (2004)
Rated:  PG13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: An examination of the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland.
Cast: Gerard McSorley, Michèle Forbes, Brenda Fricker. Directed by Pete Travis.
Categories:  Drama  Politics  History

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Other Boleyn Girl, The (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Rylance, David Morrisey. Directed by Justin Chadwick.
Categories:  History  Romance  Government

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Outside the Law (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: Three brothers fight for Algeria's independence from France after World War II.
Cast: Jamel Debbouze, Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Chafia Boudraa, Bernard Blancan. Directed by David Bouchareb.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  History

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Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Access to the newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape, with both peril and opportunity.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Andrew Rossi.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Media

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Passion of Joan of Arc, The (1928)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  114 min. B&W
Plot: The last day in the life of Joan of Arc, including her trial before the ecclesiastical court, where she is forced to recant to receive communion, and she is later burned at the stake.
Cast: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, Antonin Artuad. Directed by Carl Dreyer.
Categories:  Biography  Religion  History

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Passion of the Christ, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: The final hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from the Last Supper to his trial and condemnation to death.
Cast: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Sergio Rubini. Directed by Mel Gibson.
Categories:  Religion  History

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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc) 122 min. 
Plot: An aging lawman is hired to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Cast: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Rita Coolidge. Directed by Sam Peckinpah.
Categories:  Western  History  Law Enforcement

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Patriots Day (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  133 min. 
Plot: Story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J. K. Simmons. Directed by Peter Berg.
Categories:  History  Economics  Safety

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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 183 min. 
Plot: Follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
Cast: Ben Afflick, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett. Directed by Michael Bay.
Categories:  Action  Domestic Relations  History

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People vs. Fritz Bauer, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.
Cast: Rudier Klink, Burghart Klaubner, Andrej Kaminsky. Directed by Lars Kraume.
Categories:  Biography  History  War

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Philomena (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken from her and adopted as a young boy.
Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham, Michelle Fairley. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Pianist, The (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Cast: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox. Directed by Roman Polanski.
Categories:  Human Rights  History  Foreign

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Platoon (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker. Directed by Oliver Stone.
Categories:  War  Human Rights  History

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Post, The (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson. Directed by Steven Speilberg.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Pride (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Gay activists raise money to support U.K. miners during a 1984 labor strike. Based on true story.
Cast: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Joseph Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer. Directed by Matthew Warchus.
Categories:  Labor  Human Rights  History

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Primary (1960)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  60 min. 
Plot: Cinema verite feature that follows presidential hopefuls John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey during the 1960 Wisconsin primary
Cast: Robert Drew, Hubert H. Humphrey, Joseph Julian. Directed by Robert Drew.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  History

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Public Enemies (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: The Feds try to take down notorious gangsters during the 1930's.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, James Russo, David Wenham. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Biography  History  Criminal Law

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Quo Vadis (1951)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 174 min. 
Plot: During the reign of Emperor Nero, a Roman general falls in love with a Christian woman.
Cast: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
Categories:  Drama  History  Religion

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Rabbit in the Moon (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A memory trip about Japanese "internment camps" during World War II in America.
Cast: Various commentators. Directed by Jorge Ramirez Suarez.
Categories:  Documentary  War  History

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Ragtime (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  155 min. 
Plot: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Cast: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard Rolling Jr.. Directed by Milos Forman.
Categories:  Drama  Racism  History

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Red Army (2014)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  76 min. 
Plot: The story of the Soviet Union's famed Red Army hockey team through the eyes of its players.
Cast: Slava Fetisov. Directed by Gabe Polsky.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Biography

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Red Cliff (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  148 min. 
Plot: Historical drama based on the end of the Han Dynasty. In Mandarin, with English subtitles.
Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chen Changh, Wei Zhao. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Drama  History  Foreign

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Red River (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  133 min. B&W
Plot: Plummeting livestock values drives a self-made cattle baron to drive his herd through a treacherous trail.
Cast: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey, Sr., Colleen Gray, John Ireland, Noah Beery, Jr., Harry Carey, Jr., Paul Fix. Directed by Howard Hawks.
Categories:  History  Action  Western

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Restless Conscience (1992)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: Explores the motivating principles and activities of the anti-Nazi resistance inside Germany.
Cast: Narration by John Dildine. Directed by Hava Kohav Beller.
Categories:  Documentary  History  War

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Revenant, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  156 min. 
Plot: A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
Cast: Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hardy. Directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu.
Categories:  Action  Drama  History

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Richard III (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 161 min. 
Plot: Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.
Cast: Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson. Directed by Lawrence Olivier.
Categories:  Biography  History  Drama

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Right Stuff, The (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  193 min. 
Plot: The true story of the seven men chosen for the Mercury Project manned space flight program.
Cast: Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Quaid. Directed by Philip Kaufman.
Categories:  Drama  History  Government

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Rising from Ashes (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: The impossible triumph of Team Rwanda.
Cast: Moderated by Forest Whitaker. Directed by T. C. Johnstone.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  History

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Rob Roy (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, a man tries to lead his small town to a better future by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to the market.
Cast: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth. Directed by Michael Caton-Jones.
Categories:  History  Government

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Rock & Roll (1995)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 9 hours, 25 min. 
Plot: An informative and entertaining look at the world of rock and roll.
Cast: Various music artists.. Directed by Various directors.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  History

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Roots (1977)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 645 min. 
Plot: Author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendents' liberation.
Cast: Maya Angelou, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Moses Gunn, Thalmus Rasulala, Hari Rhodes, William Watson, Ren Woods . Directed by Marvin Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, and Gilb.
Categories:  Biography  History  Family

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Rosewood (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: When a woman falsely claims she was sexually assaulted, a racist lynch mob attack the innocent African-American community of Rosewood.
Cast: John Voight, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Bruce McGill, Loren Dean, Esther Rolle, Elise Neal. Directed by John Singleton.
Categories:  Racism  Drama  History

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Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: In 1920 two Italian immigrants are condemned to death for their political beliefs after being falsely accused of a robbery and murder.
Cast: Gian Maria Volonte, Riccardo Cucciolla, Cyril Cusack, Rosanna Fratello, Geoffrey Keen, Milo O'Shea. Directed by Giulliano Montaldo.
Categories:  Drama  History  Death Penalty

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Salt of the Earth (1954)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico.
Cast: Rosaura Revueltas, Juan Chacón, Will Geer, David Wolfe. Directed by Herbert Biberman.
Categories:  Drama  History  Racism

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School House Rock! (2002)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 4 hours, 43 min. 
Plot: A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism.
Cast: . Directed by Jack Sheldon and Darrell Stern.
Categories:  Education  History  Children

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Selma (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
Cast: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, Giovanni Ribisi, Alessandro Nivola, Cuba Gooding, Jr.. Directed by Ava DuVernay.
Categories:  Drama  Civil Rights  History

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Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: The Dashwood sisters face the sudden loss of their father and fortune, as well as their chances of marriage.
Cast: Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant. Directed by Ang Lee.
Categories:  History  Estates  Romance

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Separate But Equal (1991)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  186 min. 
Plot: Dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley. Directed by George Stevens Jr..
Categories:  Supreme Court  History  Civil Rights

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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench. Directed by John Madden.
Categories:  Entertainment  History  Romance

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Shouting Fire (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  75 min. 
Plot: First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus is interviewed on the history and current state of free speech.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Liz Garbus.
Categories:  Documentary  Constitutional  History

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Silence (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  161 min. 
Plot: In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Drama  History  Religion

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Social Network, The (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 120 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of the founding of Facebook, the social-networking Web site.
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Justin Timberlake. Directed by David Fincher.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Some Mother's Son (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison.
Cast: Aidan Gillen, Fionnula Flanagan, Helen Mirren. Directed by Terry George.
Categories:  Biography  History  Human Rights

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Sound City (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.
Cast: Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Tom Petty, Neil Young, John Fogerty, Paul McCartney. Directed by David Grohl.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  History

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Spies of Mississippi (2014)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  53 min. 
Plot: Story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation.
Cast: Bob Moses, Governor William Winter, Lawrence Guyot, Jerry Mitchell. Directed by Dawn Porter.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Civil Rights

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Spotlight (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  128 min. 
Plot: Story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese.
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery. Directed by Tom McCarthy.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Square, The (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.
Cast: Participants portray themselves.. Directed by Jehane Noujaim.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama  History

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St. Valentine's Day Massacre, The (1967)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: The history of the Feb. 14, 1929 organized crime incident between Al Capone and Bugs Moran.
Cast: Jason Robards, Geoge Segal, Ralph Meeker, Jean Hale. Directed by Roger Corman.
Categories:  Drama  History  Organized Crime

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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  147 min. 
Plot: The group NWA emerges in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with music and tales about life in the hood.
Cast: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge. Directed by F. Gary Gray.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Strange Fruit (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  57 min. 
Plot: Fashions a fascinating discovery of the lost story behind a true American classic poem entitled "Strange Fruit".
Cast: Narratorated by Dorothy Thigpen . Directed by Joel Katz.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Civil Rights

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Strike! A Call to Action (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars:
Format:  DVD  18 min. 
Plot: Recreation of the 1951 student strike at Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia.
Cast: Barbara Johns. Directed by Robert R. Moton Museum.
Categories:  History  Racism  Education

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Suffragette (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game with an increasingly brutal State.
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne Marie Duff. Directed by Sarah Gavron.
Categories:  Biography  History  Drama

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Sunshine (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  181 min. 
Plot: A story of a Hungarian Jewish family caught up in the upheavals of a war-swept 20th century.
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, John Neville, William Hurt. Directed by Istvan Szabo.
Categories:  Drama  History  Family

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Talk To Me (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: Story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
Cast: Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce McFee. Directed by Kasi Lemons.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Tangerines (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: During the war in Georgia an Estonian man stays behind to harvest his crops of tangerines and ends up forced to care for a wounded man left behind.
Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi. Directed by Zaza Urushadze.
Categories:  Drama  War  History

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Theeb (2014)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:    100 min. 
Plot: A young Bedouin boy comes of age in the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I. In Arabic, with English subtitles.
Cast: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox . Directed by Naji Abu Nowar.
Categories:  Foreign  War  History

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Thin Red Line, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  170 min. 
Plot: An adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.
Cast: Sean Penn, George Clooney, Woody Harrelson, Nick Nolte. Directed by Terrence Mallick.
Categories:  War  History  Action

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Three Sovereigns for Sarah (1985)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  180 min. 
Plot: Three sisters who were accused of witchcraft in the "witch hysteria" of 1692, two of whom were executed. Several year later the youngest tries to clear her sister's names.
Cast: Kim Hunter, Vanessa Redgrave, Phyllis Thaxter. Directed by Philip Leacock.
Categories:  History  Family

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Times of Harvey Milk, The (1984)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 122 min. 
Plot: A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor.
Cast: Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg, Tory Hartmann, Tom Ammiano. Directed by Rob Epstein.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: At the height of the Cold War, a former agent for the British Secret Intelligence Service is called back to root out a Russian spy who has infiltrated the organization's highest levels.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong. Directed by Tomas Alfredson.
Categories:  Drama  History  Government

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc) 239 min. 
Plot: A story that tracks the band from their Gainesville beginnings to their 30 anniversary celebration.
Cast: Tom Petty, Ron Blair, Mike Campbell, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
Categories:  Musical  History  Documentary

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Tombstone (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A band of outlaws create a path of destruction to the mining town of Tombstone.
Cast: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Charlton Heston, Robert Mitchum. Directed by George P. Cosmatos.
Categories:  Drama  History  Western

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Too Big to Fail (2011)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Offers a look at the financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful people who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks.
Cast: James Woods, William Hurt, Cynthia Nixon, Paul Giamatti, Edward Asner. Directed by Curtis Hanson.
Categories:  Drama  History  Banking

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Touch of Sin, A (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Cast: Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao, Wu Jiang, Lanshan Luo. Directed by Zhangke Jia.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  History

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Tower (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: Animation, testimony, and archival footage combine to relate the events of August 1, 1966 when a gunman opened fire from the University of Texas clock tower, killing 16 people.
Cast: Violette Beane, Louie Arnette, Blair Jackson. Directed by Keith Maitland.
Categories:  Documentary  Animation  History

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Train, The (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: A stalwart member of the French Resistance tries to stop a fanatical German commander with a trainload of stolen art treasures bound for Berlin.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Michel Simon, Suzanne Flon, Wolfgang Preiss, Richard Munch, Jeanne Moreau. Directed by John Frankenheimer.
Categories:  War  History  Art

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Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald, The (1977)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  192 min. 
Plot: Postulates what would have happened if Lee Harvey Oswald had lived to stand trial for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Cast: Lorne Greene, Ben Gazzara, John Pleshette. Directed by David Green.
Categories:  History  Drama

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Triumph of the Will (1935)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. B&W
Plot: The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Leni Riefenstahl.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Foreign

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Tying the Knot (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  81 min. 
Plot: Explores the ferocious political battle in the U.S. over equal marriage rights.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Jim deSeve.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Romance

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United 93 (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Cast: Christian Clemenson, Trish Gates, Polly Adams, Cheyenne Jackson, Opal Alladin, Gary Commock, Nancy McDoniel, David Alan Basche, Richard Bekins, Susan Blommaert. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Categories:  Drama  History

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Unlocking the Cage (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Follows animal rights lawyer in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.
Cast: Steven M. Wise. Directed by Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker.
Categories:  Drama  Documentary  History

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Valkyrie (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Based on actual events, a plot to assassinate Hitler is unfurled during the height of WWII.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten. Directed by Bryan Singer.
Categories:  War  History  Drama

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Victoria: Season One (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 6 hours, 55 min. 
Plot: The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.
Cast: Jenna Coleman, Nell Hudson, Tommy Knight. Directed by Daisy Goodwin.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Watchers of the Sky (2014)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term 'genocide'.
Cast: Samantha Power, Benjamin Ferencz, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Emmanuel Uwurukundo. Directed by Edet Belzberg.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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Water for Elephants (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A veterinary student and a beautiful circus performer meet and fall in love through their shared compassion for a special elephant.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider, Hal Holbrook. Directed by Francis Lawrence.
Categories:  Romance  History  Animal

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Weather Underground, The (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Story of the radical activists of the 1970s and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.
Cast: Interviews with: Bernadine Dohrn, Mark Rudd, Brian Flanagan, and others. Directed by Sam Green and Bill Siegel.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Politics

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Weiner (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's disastrous 2013 mayoral campaign.
Cast: Participants portray themselves.. Directed by Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  History

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Welcome to Leith (2015)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: A feature documentary chronicling the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Micheal Beach Nicoles and Christopher K. Walker.
Categories:  Documentary  Civil Rights  History

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With All Deliberate Speed (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Explores the history and legacy of the Brown vs. Board of Education concept of "separate but equal" school segregation was unconstitutional.
Cast: Narrated by Jeffrey Wright. Directed by Peter Gilbert.
Categories:  Documentary  Civil Rights  History

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Wobblies, The (1979)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: The story of the Industrial Workers of the World, which in the early 20th century managed to organize various categories of unskilled workers into a single monolithic union.
Cast: Narration by Roger Baldwin. Directed by Stewart Bird and Deborah Shaffer.
Categories:  Documentary  Labor  History

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Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music  (1970)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  228 min. 
Plot: Film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.
Cast: Richie Havens, Joan Baez, The Who, Sha-Na-Na, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, Arlo Guthrie, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ten Years After, John Sebastian, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Lawre. Directed by Michael Wadleigh.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Entertainment

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Woody Guthrie (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Chronicles the life and times of a populist poet, balladeer, rabble-rouser, and prototypical ramblin' man.
Cast: Narrated by Peter Coyote. Directed by Peter Fumkin.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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World Trade Center (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: On September 11, 2001, two Port Authority police officers become trapped in the rubble of the collapsing World Trade Center.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Michael Peña, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Stephen Dorff, Jay Hernandez, Michael Shannon. Directed by Oliver Stone.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  History

Law movies
Wrecking Crew, The (2008)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians that provided back-up instrumentals to legendary recording artists.
Cast: Narration by Denny Tedesco. Directed by Denny Tedesco.
Categories:  Musical  Biography  History

Law movies
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  157 min. 
Plot: Chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden following the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of Navy SEAL Team 6.
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
Categories:  Drama  History  Military

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.