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1.
Black Robe (1991)
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A young Jesuit priest seeks to convert the Indian tribes in Canada while also trying to survive the harsh winter. (101 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
2.
Burn! (1969)
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The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada... (132 mins.)
 
3.
Even the Rain (2010)
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As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply. (103 mins.)
Director: Icíar Bollaín
 
4.
The Crucible (1996)
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A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials. (124 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
 
5.
Pathfinder (2007)
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A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen. (99 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
 
6.
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
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Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davey Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes... (93 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
 
7.
By Way of the Stars (1992 Mini-Series)
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Spring, 1865. The last spring in the childhood of Lukas Bienmann. Nothing forebodes the calamities about...
 
8.
Follow the River (1995 TV Movie)
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An "inspirational" saga of a pioneer woman who is abducted by Shawnee indians. (91 mins.)
Director: Martin Davidson
 
9.
An American Girl Adventure (2005 TV Movie)
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When Felicity meets Penny, a beautiful copper - colored mare, she knows with all her heart that she must free Penny from her cruel owner... (85 mins.)
Director: Nadia Tass
 
10.
The Crossing (2000 TV Movie)
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A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton. (89 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
 
11.
John Adams (2008 Mini-Series)
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years. (71 mins.)
 
12.
Northwest Passage (1940)
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Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected. (126 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
13.
Hawkeye (1994 TV Series)
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The further adventures based on characters created by James Fennimore Cooper. Hawkeye the woodsman meets a brave English woman trying to free her husband from the French. Set during the French and Indian War in the area of the Hudson Valley. (60 mins.)
 
14.
April Morning (1988 TV Movie)
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The "April Morning" here is the famous April 19, 1775 upon which the "Shot heard 'round the world" was fired... (100 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
15.
Revolution (1985)
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New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son... (126 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
 
16.
The Revolutionary War (1995 Mini-Series)
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Documentary chronicling the history of the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain that began in 1776.
 
17.
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins. (104 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
18.
The Devil's Disciple (1959)
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The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War. (83 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
19.
Drums (1938)
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Set in the India of the British Raj. All the Indians are portrayed as untrustworthy, plotting to overthrow their British masters... (104 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
20.
Sanders of the River (1935)
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British District Officer in Nigeria in the 1930's rules his area strictly but justly, and struggles... (98 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
21.
The Four Feathers (2002)
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A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice. (132 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
22.
The Four Feathers (1939)
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Resigning his commission on the eve of his unit's deployment against Egyptian rebels, a British officer... (129 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
23.
Lo squadrone bianco (1936)
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Lieutenant Mario Ludovici, an army officer, gets himself transferred to a Libyan post when his romance with society girl Cristiana goes on the rocks... (100 mins.)
Director: Augusto Genina
 
24.
Sentinels of Bronze (1937)
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(92 mins.)
 
25.
Scipione l'africano (1937)
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Mussolini's government, in addition to making the railroads run on time (and other items not so good)... (117 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
 
26.
La Habanera (1937)
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Trapped in Puerto Rico, a beautiful young Swede is torn between her passionate, but mildly abusive South American oligarch husband and her longing for her European homeland. (98 mins.)
Director: Detlef Sierck
 
27.
Germanin - Die Geschichte einer kolonialen Tat (1943)
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Story of German medical missionaries helping the natives in Africa. (92 mins.)
Director: Max W. Kimmich
 
28.
The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (1913 Short Film)
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The fact that an Indian tribe is eating puppies starts an action packed battle in a western town. (29 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
29.
The Squaw's Love (1911 Short Film)
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Wild Flower follows her banished lover, Gray Fox, into the wilderness. Her departure is witnessed by Silver Fawn... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
30.
Broken Arrow (1950)
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Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches. (93 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
31.
The Searchers (1956)
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A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
32.
Fort Apache (1948)
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At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe. (125 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
33.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
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Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled. (103 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
34.
Rio Grande (1950)
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A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years. (105 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
35.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
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Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
36.
Clive of India (1935)
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In the mid-1700's the East India Company has power over commerce on the sub-continent, with the blessings of the British government... (94 mins.)
 
37.
Storm Over Bengal (1938)
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In British India a local rajah, a British ally, is dying and his subordinates plan to drive out the British once he's gone. A newly married British officer is dispatched to ensure that doesn't happen. (65 mins.)
Director: Sidney Salkow
 
38.
The Sun Never Sets (1939)
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When Clive Randolph finally returns "home" from Gold Coast colony, younger brother John balks at following the family Colonial Service tradition... (97 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
39.
Gunga Din (1939)
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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land. (117 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
40.
Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
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When American newspaperman and adventurer Henry M. Stanley comes back from the western Indian wars,... (101 mins.)
 
41.
The Silences of the Palace (1994)
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As she grows up, Alia (the daughter of housemaid Khedija) learns the secrets of the peaceful palace where she and her mother live. (127 mins.)
Director: Moufida Tlatli
 
42.
Xala (1975)
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It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we... (123 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
43.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
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In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. (121 mins.)
 
44.
The Colonial Misunderstanding (2004 Documentary)
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In The Colonial Misunderstanding Jean-Marie Teno sheds light on the complex and problematic relationship... (78 mins.)
 
45.
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
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An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences. (135 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
46.
Captain from Castile (1947)
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The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition. (140 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
47.
Cabeza de Vaca (1991)
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A handful of survivors from a disastrous 1528 Spanish expedition to Florida journey across the coast until they reach Mexico. (112 mins.)
 
48.
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
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The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold... (121 mins.)
Director: Irving Lerner
 
49.
The Fountain (2006)
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As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
 
50.
José Rizal (1998)
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Jose Rizal's life and works are recounted through a series of non-linear flashbacks which reflect on various aspects of his life - as writer, propagandist, lover, friend, brother, doctor, and the man that inspired a revolution. (178 mins.)
 
51.
El Dorado (1988)
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(149 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
52.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
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In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian. (178 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
53.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
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Midshipman Roger Byam joins Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian aboard the HMS Bounty for a voyage to Tahiti... (132 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
54.
Little Big Man (1970)
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Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer. (139 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
55.
Zulu (1964)
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Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
 
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Vendaval Maravilhoso (1949)
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Castro Alves is the great poet of the black slaves' liberation, in 19th century Brazil. Eugenia Camara is the wild actress who crosses the Atlantic and finds herself torn between two loves, in a whirlwind of passion. (140 mins.)
 
58.
Desmundo (2002)
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The story of Orisbela, a young and religious woman who comes from Portugal to Brazil to marry Francisco de Albuquerque, a rude sugar-cane plantation owner, in 1570. (101 mins.)
Director: Alain Fresnot
 
59.
Xica da Silva (1976)
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The romanced story of Xica da Silva, a slave that used her "feminine atributs" in order to get power. (107 mins.)
Director: Carlos Diegues
 
60.
Ganga Zumba (1963)
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The life of a runaway slave who founded the Quilombo dos Palmares, an outlaw community of Brazilian slaves. (100 mins.)
Director: Carlos Diegues
 
61.
O Descobrimento do Brasil (1936)
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The Armada of Pedro Álvares Cabral discovers Brazil. (60 mins.)
Director: Humberto Mauro
 
62.
Lydia Bailey (1952)
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A young Boston lawyer, Albron Hamlin, goes to Haiti in 1802 to find Lydia Bailey, whose estate he must settle... (89 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
63.
Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
 
64.
Gandhi, My Father (2007)
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The account of troubled relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his eldest son. (136 mins.)
 
65.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
66.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
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The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. (224 mins.)
 
67.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
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Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. (181 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
 
68.
The Letter (1940)
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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing. (95 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
69.
The River (1951)
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Three adolescent girls growing up in Bengal, India, learn their lessons in life after falling for an older American soldier. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
70.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
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Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
71.
Coup de torchon (1981)
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1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful)... (128 mins.)
 
72.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
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In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback. (94 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
73.
The English Patient (1996)
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At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair. (162 mins.)
 
74.
Empire of the Sun (1987)
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A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (153 mins.)
 
75.
April Captains (2000)
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Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it. (123 mins.)
 
76.
Days of Glory (2006)
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During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination. (128 mins.)
 
77.
Lumumba (2000)
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The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo... (115 mins.)
Director: Raoul Peck
 
78.
A Talking Picture (2003)
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Lisbon, Marseilles, Naples, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Aden, and Bombay. Along with a university teacher and her little daughter, we embark on a long journey, experiencing different cultures and civilizations. (96 mins.)
 
79.
Khartoum (1966)
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In the Sudan, in 1884-85, Egyptian forces led by a British general defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi. (134 mins.)
 
80.
White Material (2009)
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Amidst turmoil and racial conflict in Africa, a French woman fights for her coffee crop, her family and ultimately for her life. (106 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
81.
L'ennemi intime (2007)
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A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence. (111 mins.)
 
82.
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
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A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
 
83.
Choke (2008)
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A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death. (92 mins.)
Director: Clark Gregg
 
84.
Chinese Box (1997)
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The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China. (99 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
85.
Outside the Law (2010)
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A drama about the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII. (138 mins.)