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1.
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
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Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people. (154 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
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Simón Bolívar (1969)
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During 1817-1823 the people of Venezuela fought for independence against the Spanish colonial army. General Boliviar tries to unify the rebel parties... (106 mins.)
 
3.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado. (95 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
4.
The Liberator (2013)
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Simon Bolivar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander the Great. His army never conquered -- it liberated. (119 mins.)
Director: Alberto Arvelo
 
6.
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
 
7.
Alatriste (2006)
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Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars. (145 mins.)
 
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The Last Valley (1971)
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During the Thirty Years' War of 1600s, a band of Protestant mercenaries peacefully coexist with German Catholic villagers in a hidden idyllic mountain valley untouched by war. (125 mins.)
Director: James Clavell
 
9.
Taita Boves (2010)
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TAITA BOVES chronicles a thirst for revenge that devastated a country. It tells the true story of Jose Tomás Boves... (100 mins.)
 
11.
El jardín de la tía Isabel (1971)
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Lope de Vega leads an expedition in search of El Dorado. (104 mins.)
Director: Felipe Cazals
 
12.
Kings of the Sun (1963)
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On the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the Native American tribe of chief Black Eagle clashes with the Mayan tribe of king Balam. (108 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
13.
Dawn of America (1951)
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The story of Cristóbal Colón's tribulations to get financial support for a maritime expedition which should have provided a new commercial route to the Far East but discovered America instead. (112 mins.)
Director: Juan de Orduña
 
14.
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
 
15.
Christopher Columbus (1949)
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Christopher Columbus overcomes intrigue at the Spanish court and convinces Queen Isabella that his plan to reach the East by sailing west is practical. (99 mins.)
Director: David MacDonald
 
16.
The Castilian (1963)
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The young leader of the Spanish kingdom of Castile tries to get the various warring kingdoms of Spain to unite and join forces against the invading Moors. (128 mins.)
Director: Javier Setó
 
17.
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.)
 
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Zamora (2011)
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Shot on location in Zanzibar, the story revolves around Zamora, a well traveled Zanzibar painter/womanizer on a voyage of self discovery... (95 mins.)
Director: Shams Bhanji
 
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Miranda (2009)
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20.
Ironclad (2011)
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In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John. (121 mins.)
 
21.
Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
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Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love. (139 mins.)
Director: Peter Flinth
 
22.
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
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Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people. (144 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
23.
La araucana (1971)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Julio Coll
 
24.
Seven Cities of Gold (1955)
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In 1769, a Spanish expedition to California seeks to conquer the land and discover its famed gold treasures while missionaries aim to gain new converts and establish a network of Catholic missions. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert D. Webb
 
25.
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
 
26.
The New World (2005)
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The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas. (135 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
27.
El Cid (1961)
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The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors. (182 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
28.
Kino (1993)
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(109 mins.)
Director: Felipe Cazals
 
29.
The Mission (1986)
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Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. (125 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
30.
The Black Swan (1942)
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An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems. (87 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
31.
Waterloo (1970)
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Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo. (134 mins.)
 
32.
Henry V (1989)
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In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415. (137 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
33.
Braveheart (1995)
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When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. (178 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
34.
The Message (1976)
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This epic historical drama chronicles the life and times of Muhammad and serves as an introduction to early Islamic history. (177 mins.)
Director: Moustapha Akkad
 
35.
San Martín: El cruce de Los Andes (2011)
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The story follows a 15-year-old Manuel Corvalán, who decides to leave his upper-class family and be disinherited by his father to join the newly formed Army of the Andes, commanded by the General José de San Martín. (90 mins.)
Director: Leandro Ipiña
 
36.
The Vikings (1958)
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A slave and a Viking prince fight for the love of a captive princess. (116 mins.)
 
37.
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
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A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors. (158 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
38.
Julius Caesar (1950)
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony. (106 mins.)
Director: David Bradley
 
39.
Alexander the Great (1956)
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The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 - 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great. (141 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
40.
Chilam Balam (1955)
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(94 mins.)
 
41.
The Lion in Winter (1968)
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1183 A.D.: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. (134 mins.)
Director: Anthony Harvey
 
42.
Cleopatra (1963)
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Queen Cleopatra of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome. (192 mins.)
 
43.
Troy (2004)
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An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved. (163 mins.)
 
44.
War Arrow (1953)
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Major Howell Brady arrives in Indian Territory in hopes of recruiting peaceful, relocated Seminoles to help the army fight rampaging Kiowas. (78 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
 
45.
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.)
 
46.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
47.
El baile de San Juan (2010)
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During the final decade of 18th century in Mexico City, capital of the vice-royalty of New Spain, the... (120 mins.)
 
48.
Azú (2013)
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49.
Ran (1985)
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In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
50.
Amadeus (1984)
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
51.
The Last Samurai (2003)
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An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. (154 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
52.
The Patriot (2000)
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Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. (165 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
53.
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. (128 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
54.
Zulu Dawn (1979)
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A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation. (117 mins.)
Director: Douglas Hickox
 
55.
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
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Two British former soldiers decide to set themselves up as kings in Kafiristan, a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander the Great. (129 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
56.
Zulu (1964)
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Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
 
57.
The Story of Artigas (2011)
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In 1884, the famous painter Juan Manuel Blanes, from Uruguay, is asked to create a portrait of José Artigas... (115 mins.)
Director: César Charlone
 
58.
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)
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Adventurer Marco Polo travels to China, where he finds the Emperor Kublai Khan, court intrigue, danger, and unexpected love. (104 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
59.
The Desert Rats (1953)
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Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
60.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
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In 1941, as Japan prepares to open its war against the USA with a pre-emptive strike on Pearl Harbor, a series of American mistakes threatens to inadvertently aggravate its effectiveness. (144 mins.)
 
61.
King David (1985)
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This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David. (114 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
62.
Ben-Hur (1959)
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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
63.
The Musketeer (2001)
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Alexander Dumas' novel is updated with an eastern influence as D'Artagnan attempts to join the king's elite guards, the Royal Musketeers, and find the man who killed his parents. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
64.
Alexander (2004)
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Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world. (175 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
65.
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
 
66.
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
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A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution. (128 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
67.
Objective, Burma! (1945)
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A platoon of special ops are tasked to parachute into the remote Burmese jungle and destroy a strategic Japanese radar station, but getting out isn't as easy. (142 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
68.
Juarez (1939)
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Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico. (125 mins.)
 
69.
The Alamo (1960)
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In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas. (167 mins.)
Director: John Wayne
 
70.
They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
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A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point... (140 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
71.
The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
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About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937. (125 mins.)
 
72.
El Dorado (1988)
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The film tells the epic story of an expedition that took place between 1560 and 1561, headed by Pedro de Ursúa... (149 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
73.
La otra conquista (1998)
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It is May 1520 in the vast Aztec Empire one year after the Spanish Conqueror Hernán Cortés' arrival in Mexico... (105 mins.)
 
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Apocalypto (2006)
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As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
76.
La virgen de Guadalupe (1976)
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In December, 1531, cross-currents are at work: led by the cruel Captain Delgadillo, Spanish troops are... (105 mins.)
Director: Alfredo Salazar
 
77.
La controverse de Valladolid (1992 TV Movie)
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Spain conquered the seas, found a new world and different realities than the one known in Europe. But... (90 mins.)
 
78.
Il était une fois... les Amériques (1991 TV Series)
Episode: Simon Bolivar (1992)
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(30 mins.)
 
79.
Eréndira la indomable (2006)
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A young woman fights Spanish Conquistadors to protect her people. (117 mins.)
 
80.
Ave María (1999)
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(97 mins.)
Director: Eduardo Rossoff
 
82.
Retorno a Aztlán (1991)
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A very hard drought devastates an ancient Mexican empire. Warriors and priests fight for power while people are dying... (90 mins.)
 
83.
Chac (1975)
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Unique story of a village's attempts to solve drought by appealing to the powers of a mysterious mountain-dwelling diviner. (95 mins.)
Director: Rolando Klein
 
84.
Elizabeth (1998)
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A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
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300 (2006)
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King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
 
87.
Jesus of Nazareth (1977 Mini-Series)
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this miniseries brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels. (382 mins.)
 
88.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
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The life of Jesus Christ. (225 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
89.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
 
90.
El Cid: The Legend (2003)
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Rodrigo's life as a child was a noble and happy one, he entered school at a young age. Often he went... (90 mins.)
Director: Jose Pozo
 
91.
Martín Fierro, La Película (2007)
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At late 19th Century, the Argentinean Pampa is changing. Martin Fierro is a renegade that fights against... (88 mins.)
 
92.
Il était une fois... les Amériques (1991 TV Series)
Episode: Pizarro et l'empire Inca (1992)
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(30 mins.)
 
93.
The Bounty (1984)
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Fed up with their captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship crew decides to take action. (132 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
94.
JFK (1991)
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New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. (189 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
95.
First Knight (1995)
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Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. (134 mins.)
Director: Jerry Zucker
 
96.
Malcolm X (1992)
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Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. (202 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
97.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
 
98.
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
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The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
99.
The Last Emperor (1987)
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The story of the final Emperor of China. (163 mins.)
 
100.
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.)