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1.
Amistad (1997)
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In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free. (155 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.)
 
3.
Roots (1977 Mini-Series)
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation. (570 mins.)
 
4.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
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A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments. (114 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
5.
Nixon (1995)
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A biographical story of former U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy, to his eventual Presidency, which ended in shame. (192 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
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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.)
 
7.
W. (2008)
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A chronicle of the life and presidency of George W. Bush. (129 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
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The Molly Maguires (1970)
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Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires... (124 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
9.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
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A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
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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
 
11.
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003 TV Movie)
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On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold... (100 mins.)
Director: Mikael Salomon
 
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Lincoln (2012)
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As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
 
13.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
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A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
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The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
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Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing. (135 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
16.
Christopher Columbus (1985 Mini-Series)
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After his proposal to sail west to the East Indies is rejected by Portugal, Columbus overcomes court intrigue in Spain to gain support for his expedition. (360 mins.)
 
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Hatfields & McCoys (2012 Mini-Series)
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Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War. (290 mins.)
 
18.
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
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A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader. (130 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
19.
Shenandoah (1965)
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During the Civil War, a Virginia farmer and his family vow to remain neutral but one of the sons is captured by Union soldiers, sending the farmer to his rescue. (105 mins.)
 
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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
 
21.
Inchon (1981)
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During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur masterminds the amphibious invasion of Inchon in September 1950. (140 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
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Gangs of New York (2002)
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In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. (167 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
23.
The Big Lift (1950)
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Experiences of two Air Force sergeants during the 1948 Berlin Airlift. (120 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
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
 
26.
Union Pacific (1939)
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In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California. (135 mins.)
 
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The Last Command (1955)
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Moderate Jim Bowie leads rebellious Texicans--and Davy Crockett--in a last-ditch stand against his old friend, Santa Anna. (110 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
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Black Hawk Down (2001)
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160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis. (144 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
29.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. (157 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
30.
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.)
 
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The King's Speech (2010)
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The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
 
32.
The Good Shepherd (2006)
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The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life. (167 mins.)
Director: Robert De Niro
 
33.
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
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The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York. (94 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
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Munich (2005)
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Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day. (164 mins.)
 
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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
 
36.
George Wallace (1997 TV Movie)
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Following Alabama governor George Wallace through segregation, presidential elections, an assassination attempt and personal trauma. (178 mins.)
 
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The Leopard (1963)
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The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. (186 mins.)
 
38.
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
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Al Capone's Valentine Day surprise for the rival Bugs Moran gang in 1929 Chicago. (100 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
39.
Missing (1982)
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When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him. (122 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
40.
A Night to Remember (1958)
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On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. (123 mins.)
Director: Roy Baker
 
41.
Brigham Young (1940)
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In 1844, after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah. (114 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
42.
Custer of the West (1967)
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George Armstrong Custer's love of the heroic traditions of the Calvary and his distaste with the coming of industrialization leads him to his destiny at the Little Big Horn. (140 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
43.
Ludwig (1973)
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Historical evocation of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886, as a romantic hero... (238 mins.)
 
44.
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
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During the sixteenth century, the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots engages in over two decades of religious and political conflict with her cousin, the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England, amidst political intrigue in her native land. (128 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
 
45.
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
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In 1854, during the Crimean War, poor planning leads to a British Light Brigade openly charging a Russian artillery position with tragic consequences. (139 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
46.
Stalin (1992 TV Movie)
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The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin. (172 mins.)
Director: Ivan Passer
 
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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
 
48.
Argo (2012)
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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck