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1.
Mein Kampf (2009)
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The young, despotic and untalented artist Adolf Hitler comes to Vienna to study art. He befriends the... (110 mins.)
Director: Urs Odermatt
 
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003 Mini-Series)
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A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II. (130 mins.)
 
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
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A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career. (117 mins.)
 
4.
Cast Away (2000)
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A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island. (143 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
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Captain Phillips (2013)
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The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. (134 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
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Rommel (2012 TV Movie)
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The story of the final seven months in the life of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. (120 mins.)
 
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Eichmann (2007)
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Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel as he accounts to Captain Avner Less... (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Young
 
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My Boy Jack (2007 TV Movie)
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Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 18-year-old son after he goes missing during World War I. (95 mins.)
Director: Brian Kirk
 
9.
Freedom Writers (2007)
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A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school. (123 mins.)
 
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The Gathering Storm (2002 TV Movie)
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A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives. (96 mins.)
 
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Max Schmeling (2010)
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Max Schmeling's fights against Joe Louis are listed in the best 10 ten fights of all times. (123 mins.)
Director: Uwe Boll
 
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Cinderella Man (2005)
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The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s. (144 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
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Papillon (1973)
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A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape. (151 mins.)
 
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Into the Storm (2009 TV Movie)
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Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm, Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII. (99 mins.)
 
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Van Diemen's Land (2009)
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The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour... (104 mins.)
 
16.
Joe and Max (2002 TV Movie)
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True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship. (106 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
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In Love and War (1996)
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Reporter Ernest Hemingway is an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. While bravely risking his life in the line of duty... (113 mins.)
 
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The Railway Man (2013)
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A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him. (116 mins.)
 
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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The story of Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and legal prosecutor as a seasoned and dedicated FBI agent pursues him. (141 mins.)
 
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The Hurricane (1999)
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The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence. (146 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
21.
Prefontaine (1997)
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Based on the life of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine, a long distance runner who lived in Oregon and died young (106 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
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Men of Honor (2000)
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The story of Carl Brashear, the first African-American, then also the first amputee, U.S. Navy Diver, and the man who trained him. (129 mins.)
 
23.
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
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A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people. (129 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
24.
The Express (2008)
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A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. (130 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
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42 (2013)
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This movie is about Jackie Robinson and his journey to becoming a Brooklyn Dodger and his life during that time. (128 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
 
26.
The Blind Side (2009)
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The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. (129 mins.)
 
27.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
28.
Rescue Dawn (2006)
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A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War. (120 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
29.
Ali (2001)
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A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974. (157 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
30.
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009 TV Movie)
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The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto. (95 mins.)
 
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Monster (2003)
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Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. (109 mins.)
Director: Patty Jenkins
 
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
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Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's. (123 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
33.
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
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The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
34.
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
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Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska. (118 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce
 
35.
Berlin-Alexanderplatz - Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs (1931)
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Franz Biberkopf has served four years in prison. His return to normal life is not successful. (90 mins.)
Director: Phil Jutzi
 
36.
Lone Survivor (2013)
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Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (121 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
37.
Foxcatcher (2014)
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U.S. Olympic wrestling champions and brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz join 'Team Foxcatcher' led by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont as they train for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul - but John's self-destructive behavior threatens to consume them all. (134 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
 
38.
Bridge of Spies (2015)
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During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. (142 mins.)
 
39.
American Sniper (2014)
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Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. (133 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
40.
The Great Train Robbery (2013 Mini-Series)
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A two-part drama which portrays The Great Train Robbery of 8 August 1963, firstly from the point of view of the robbers and then from the point of view of the police who set out to identify and catch the robbers. (180 mins.)
 
41.
Woman in Gold (2015)
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Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. (109 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
 
42.
Testament of Youth (2014)
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A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times. (129 mins.)
Director: James Kent
 
43.
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
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The story of Manfred von Richthofen, the German air ace during World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous German officers. (97 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
44.
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
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WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
45.
Sully (2016)
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The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. (96 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
46.
Invincible (2006)
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Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976. (105 mins.)
Director: Ericson Core
 
47.
A Walk in the Woods (2015)
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After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. (104 mins.)
Director: Ken Kwapis
 
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Everest (2015)
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The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest. (121 mins.)
 
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Anthropoid (2016)
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Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler. (120 mins.)
Director: Sean Ellis
 
50.
Denial (2016)
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Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel. (109 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
51.
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
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A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick. (122 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
52.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
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In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. (117 mins.)
 
53.
The 33 (2015)
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Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days. (127 mins.)
Director: Patricia Riggen