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Historical Dramas
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A Playlist of movies, tv shows and Docu-dramas that are based on real life History, Historical Battles, Events and/or Historical Figures.


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Movie: Braveheart ( 1995 )
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
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TV Show: The Pacific ( 2010 )
The Pacific is an epic ten-part miniseries. The Pacific tracks the intertwined real-life stories of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, John Basilone, and Eugene Sledge – across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. The miniseries follows these men and their fellow Marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day.
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TV Show: Band of Brothers ( 2001 )
Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name.
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TV Show: The Borgias ( 2011 )
This expansive drama series stars Oscar winner Jeremy Irons in his Golden Globe-nominated role as Pope Alexander VI, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of the infamous Borgia dynasty, who builds an empire by bribing, buying and muscling his way into the papacy.
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TV Show: The Tudors ( 2007 )
Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars in this original, history-based drama series as the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
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TV Show: Spartacus ( 2010 )
Betrayed by his country. Beaten into slavery. Reborn as a warrior. Spartacus is a graphic and visceral account of Rome's most famous gladiator. When he is separated from the love of his life, Spartacus is forced into the gruesome and bloodthirsty arena, where a grisly death is primetime entertainment. Spartacus must fight for survival, befriend his enemies and play politics in this new world of corruption, violence, sex and fame. He will be seduced by power and tormented by vengeance. But his passion will give him the strength to prevail over every obstacle, in this modern and uninhibited tale of death, honour and endurance.
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Movie: The Iron Lady ( 2011 )
An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
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TV Show: The Kennedys ( 2011 )
The dramatic event The Kennedys relives the public and private joys and tragedies of the most influential family in the world, including fraternal rivalries, mob associations, drugs, and women. The event recreates the political crises that John F. Kennedy dealt with in the early days of his presidency, including the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war, and the Civil Rights Movement.
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TV Show: The Winds of War ( 1983 )
The Winds of War captures the world changing events leading up to WWII and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
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TV Show: War and Remembrance ( 1988 )

Filmed on location in ten countries, this extraordinary production is the largest and most ambitious undertaking in television and motion picture history. Featuring an all-star cast and spectacular reenactments of the Allied invasions at Normandy and the Philippines, Herman Wouk s classic novel is brought to life in an award-winning mini-series that vividly recreates one of history s most unforgettable chapters.
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Movie: Dunkirk ( 2017 )
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.
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Movie: Argo ( 2012 )
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 1979.
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TV Show: From the Earth to the Moon ( 1998 )
This twelve part HBO mini-series tells the story of the United States' space program, from its beginnings in 1961 to the final moon mission in 1972. Tom Hanks served as Executive Producer and introduced each segment.
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TV Show: Shōgun ( 1980 )
After his Dutch trading ship Erasmus and its surviving crew is blown ashore by a violent storm at Injiro on the east coast of Japan, Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, the ship's English navigator, is taken prisoner by samurai warriors. When he is later temporarily released, he must juggle his self-identity as an Englishman associated with other Europeans in Japan, namely Portuguese traders and Jesuit priests, with the alien Japanese culture into which he has been thrust and now must adapt to in order to survive. Being an Englishman, Blackthorne is at both religious and political odds with his enemy, the Portuguese, and the Catholic Church's Jesuitorder. The Catholic foothold in Japan puts Blackthorne, a Protestant and therefore a heretic, at a political disadvantage. But this same situation also brings him to the attention of the influential Lord Toranaga, who mistrusts this foreign religion now spreading in Japan. He is competing with other samurai warlords of similar high-born rank, among them Catholic converts, for the very powerful position of Shōgun, the military governor of Japan.
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Movie: The Elephant Man ( 1980 )
When a prestigious doctor takes on the task of studying a deformed gentlemen known as "the Elephant Man", he finds that the man is quite personable and intelligent.
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TV Show: Vikings ( 2013 )
Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.
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TV Show: Rome ( 2005 )
Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world. The Republic was founded on principals of shared power, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling...and two soldiers unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome. A drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, husbands and wives, Rome chronicles a turbulent era that saw the death of a republic and the birth of an empire.
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Movie: Ben-Hur ( 1960 )
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
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Movie: Kingdom of Heaven ( 2005 )
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.
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Movie: Pilgrimage ( 2017 )
In 13th century Ireland, a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril.
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Movie: Gladiator ( 2000 )
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
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Movie: The Last Samurai ( 2003 )
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
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Movie: Rob Roy ( 1995 )
In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.
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TV Show: Black Sails ( 2014 )
1715. The Golden Age of Piracy. New Providence Island is a lawless territory, controlled by history's most notorious pirate captains. The most feared is Captain Flint.As the British Navy returns to redeem their land and exterminate Flint and his crew, another side of him emerges. Captain Flint aligns himself with Eleanor Guthrie, daughter of the local kingpin, to hunt the ultimate prize and ensure their survival.Many opponents stand in their way: rival captains, jealous of Flint's power; Eleanor's ambitious and intrusive father; and a young sailor recently recruited onto Flint's crew, John Silver, who constantly undermines his captain's agenda.
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TV Show: Crossbones ( 2014 )
It's 1715 on the Bahamian island of Santa Campana, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown, part marauder's paradise, this is a place like no other on earth - and a mounting threat to international commerce. To gain control of this fearsome society, Tom Lowe, a highly skilled undercover assassin, is sent to the buccaneers' haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he finds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can't help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds - and no law. But Lowe is not the only danger to Blackbeard's rule. He is a man with many villainous rivals and one great weakness - a passionately driven woman whom he cannot deny.
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Movie: Apocalypto ( 2006 )
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.
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Movie: The Duchess ( 2008 )
A chronicle of the life of 18th-century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
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Movie: The Last of the Mohicans ( 1992 )
Three trappers protect the daughters of a British Colonel in the midst of the French and Indian War.
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Movie: The Patriot ( 2000 )
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
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TV Show: John Adams ( 2008 )
This seven-part epic miniseries event explores American history through one of its greatest founding fathers, a fiercely independent spirit whose unwavering vision steered America through a tumultuous period.
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TV Show: Catherine the Great ( 2019 )
Catherine the Great delves into the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of the most powerful female monarch in history. Catherine wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century – strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated, she was the definition of the modern woman.The miniseries will follow Catherine towards the end of her reign and her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin. Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, this is a story of obsessive love. Unable to publicly marry and famously promiscuous, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together shaping Russia as we know it today.
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Movie: Dangerous Liaisons ( 1989 )
A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.
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TV Show: Taboo ( 2017 )
1814: James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa and is encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal.
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TV Show: Harlots ( 2017 )
Featuring an award-winning creative team and all-star cast, Harlots is a powerful drama set against the vibrant, cosmopolitan backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, offering a bold new take on the city's most valuable commercial activity - sex.
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Movie: Goya's Ghosts ( 2006 )
Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
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Movie: The Mission ( 1986 )
Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.
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TV Show: The Crown ( 2016 )
The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world -- Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street - and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.
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TV Show: The Spanish Princess ( 2019 )
The Spanish Princess, the latest chapter in the dynastic saga of Tudor England, is a powerful, epic story that not only returns the audience to the world of royal court intrigue as seen uniquely through the perspective of the women, but also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history – the lives of people of color, living and working in 16th century London.
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Movie: Padmaavat ( 2018 )
Set in medieval Rajasthan, Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of Padmavati's beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen of Mewar.
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Movie: An Empress and the Warriors ( 2008 )
After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.
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Movie: Warriors of the Dawn ( 2017 )
A crown prince emerges as a leader during the war between Korea and Japan in 1592.
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TV Show: Heroes ( 2020 )
A story that follows Huo Yuan Jia, a martial artist who fought bravely in every match to win honor for his nation.
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Movie: Joan the Maid 1: The Battles ( 1994 )
A part of Joan of Arc's life. At the beginning, Jeanne (Joan) has already left Domremy, she is trying to convince a captain to escort her to the Dauphin. It ends during Jeanne's first battle, at Orleans. Meanwhile, Jeanne is depicted more as a warrior than a saint (all cliches are avoided), with only her faith for strength.
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Movie: Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons ( 1994 )
Film about the later life of Joan Of Arc including her trial and execution.
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TV Show: Victoria ( 2016 )
Victoria comes to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne's public image and become ‘grandmother of Europe'. The first series of Victoria, will tell the story of the first years of the reign, beginning with the moment of the Queen's accession in 1837, following her first faltering steps from capricious, hormonal teenager with a weak grasp on her duties and responsibilities to her marriage to Albert. The show is a saga of interlocking circles – the circuits of power in Buckingham Palace and Westminster, the intermarrying royal houses of Europe and the scandals of the below-stairs palace staff. At the centre stands the new Queen – a spirited, passionate woman who must, somehow, become an enduring icon of stability and strength.
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Movie: The Young Victoria ( 2009 )
A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
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TV Show: Freud ( 2020 )
Freud sees Sigmund Freud in Vienna in 1886, just as his revolutionary theories are being met with strong opposition from colleagues and wider Austrian society. It's at this time he meets the war veteran and policeman Alfred Kiss and notorious medium Fleur Salomé and unwittingly becomes part of the hunt for a serial killer.
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Movie: Tesla ( 2020 )
A freewheeling take on visionary inventor Nikola Tesla, his interactions with Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan's daughter Anne, and his breakthroughs in transmitting electrical power and light.
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TV Show: Ripper Street ( 2012 )
The Whitechapel police fight to bring law to the lawless in the wake of Jack the Ripper's reign of terror.
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Movie: The Great Train Robbery ( 1978 )
In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
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Movie: The Limehouse Golem ( 2017 )
In Victorian London, a Scotland Yard inspector hunts down the sadistic killer behind a series of gory, Jack the Ripper-Like murders.
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Movie: Gettysburg ( 1993 )
In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.
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Movie: Cleopatra ( 1963 )
Queen Cleopatra of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.
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Movie: The Last Emperor ( 1987 )
The story of the final Emperor of China.
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TV Show: Downton Abbey ( 2010 )
The Downton Abbey estate stands a splendid example of confidence and mettle, its family enduring for generations and its staff a well-oiled machine of propriety. But change is afoot at Downton--change far surpassing the new electric lights and telephone. A crisis of inheritance threatens to displace the resident Crawley family, in spite of the best efforts of the noble and compassionate Earl, Robert Crawley; his American heiress wife, Cora his comically implacable, opinionated mother, Violet and his beautiful, eldest daughter, Mary, intent on charting her own course. Reluctantly, the family is forced to welcome its heir apparent, the self-made and proudly modern Matthew Crawley himself none too happy about the new arrangements. As Matthew's bristly relationship with Mary begins to crackle with electricity, hope for the future of Downton's dynasty takes shape. But when petty jealousies and ambitions grow among the family and the staff, scheming and secrets--both delicious and dangerous--threaten to derail the scramble to preserve Downton Abbey. Downton Abbey offers a spot-on portrait of a vanishing way of life.
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Movie: JFK ( 1991 )
New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
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Movie: Munich ( 2006 )
Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.
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Movie: Thirteen Days ( 2000 )
In October 1962, the Kennedy administration struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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TV Show: Shaka Zulu ( 1986 )
This 10-part 10 hour docu-drama depicts the life of Zulu warrior Shaka, an early 19th century soldier and King who through brilliant but ruthless tactics, united the smaller neighboring kingdoms in his Southeast African region, into a single Zulu nation. Interweaving historic fact with cultural practices, rituals, and mythologies, Shaka is revealed to be one of the greatest modern military figures on the African continent
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Movie: The Killing Fields ( 1984 )
A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.
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Movie: A Passage to India ( 1985 )
Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.
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Movie: Tristan + Isolde ( 2006 )
An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers.
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Movie: Amistad ( 1997 )
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.
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Movie: Apollo 13 ( 1995 )
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
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Movie: The Right Stuff ( 1983 )
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
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Movie: Tombstone ( 1993 )
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.
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Movie: Troy ( 2004 )
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.
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Movie: Ghosts of Mississippi ( 1997 )
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.
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TV Show: Elizabeth I ( 2005 )
Two-part miniseries event that explores the intersection of the private and public life of Elizabeth I in the latter half of her reign, offering a personal look at her allies, her enemies and her suitors as she struggled to survive in a male-dominated world.Elizabeth I sheds light on both the personal and public side of England's most enigmatic queen. The daughter of King Henry VIII, Elizabeth I (1533-1603) reunited a nation divided by religious strife, faced down the Spanish Armada and, after an unprecedented 45-year reign, died one of England's best-loved monarchs. During her time as Queen, poets and playwrights wrote about her, artists painted her, and composers dedicated works to her, all contributing to the legend of the "Virgin Queen" who never married. In the public's mind, Elizabeth's romantic life is nearly completely overshadowed by her political achievements and military triumphs. Elizabeth I looks beyond the myth at the woman behind the crown, striking a balance between the queen's desire to find love and passion, and her responsibility to the monarchy.
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TV Show: Reign ( 2013 )
Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart, the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots. Queen of Scotland since she was six days old, the teenage Mary is already a headstrong monarch - beautiful, passionate, and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power. Arriving in France with four close friends as her ladies-in-waiting, Mary has been sent to secure Scotland's strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French king's dashing son, Prince Francis. But the match isn't signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion and secret agendas than affairs of the heart. With danger and sexual intrigue around every dark castle corner, Mary rallies her ladies-in-waiting and steels herself, ready to rule the new land and balance the demands of her country and her heart.
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Movie: Downton Abbey ( 2019 )
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
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Movie: The Current War ( 2019 )
The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.
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Movie: Spartacus ( 1960 )
The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.
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Movie: Silence ( 2017 )
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.
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Movie: Hotel Rwanda ( 2005 )
Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
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Movie: The FBI Story ( 1960 )
A dedicated FBI agent recalls the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.
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TV Show: Sons of Liberty ( 2015 )
The three-night, six-hour event follows a defiant and radical group of young men - Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren - as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation. The Sons of Liberty sparked a revolution, the cast depicting them includes: Ben Barnes as Sam Adams, a natural born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischief; Ryan Eggold as Dr. Joseph Warren, a doctor and man of conscience and integrity; Michael Raymond-James as Paul Revere, a veteran who wholeheartedly joins forces with Sam Adams; Rafe Spall as John Hancock, the wealthiest man in Boston at the time; and Henry Thomas as John Adams, a lawyer and the conservative, smart cousin of Sam Adams. Additionally, Marton Csokas plays the ferocious General Thomas Gage who is sent to handle the colonial unrest in Boston; Emily Berrington as Margaret Gage; Jason O'Mara as General George Washington and Dean Norris as the brilliant yet mischievous diplomat Benjamin Franklin.
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TV Show: North and South ( 1985 )
Patrick Swayze, Kirstie Alley and Lesley-Anne Down star in a 1985 miniseries based on John Jakes' novel about the Civil War and its effect on two families.
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TV Show: Hatfields & McCoys ( 2012 )
The Hatfield-McCoy saga begins with 'Devil' Anse Hatfield (Costner) and Randall McCoy (Paxton). Close friends and comrades during the Civil War, they returned to their neighboring homes - Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky - to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon exploded into all-out warfare between the two families. As hostilities grew, friends, neighbors and outside forces joined the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another Civil War.
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Movie: The Physician ( 2013 )
In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians.
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Movie: Luther ( 2003 )
During the early sixteenth century, idealistic German monk Martin Luther (Joseph Fiennes), disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
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Movie: Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins ( 2012 )
A former assassin who has resolved to never kill again has his vow sorely tested.
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Movie: Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno ( 2014 )
Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.
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Movie: Rurouni Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends ( 2014 )
Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.
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Movie: Three Kingdoms ( 2008 )
His country torn asunder by civil war, Zhao Zilong, a common man heeds the call of duty and from the humblest of roots rises through the ranks on wings of courage and cunning to command an army charged with liberating the land from an evil warlord. Inspiring by action, honor and a dream of unifying his divided nation, Zhao Zilong's heroism becomes legend, but as the years pass and the throne changes hands the war still rages on. When a newly enthroned king decides peace can only be achieved by defeating the warlords once and for all, the aging Zhao Zilong embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.
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Movie: Red Cliff II ( 2009 )
Second and final part of an epic tale about a legendary ancient battle that changed the course of China history.
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Movie: City of Life and Death ( 2009 )
In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone.
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Movie: Saving General Yang ( 2013 )
Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to rescue him - and fall into their deadly trap. Led by the first son (Ekin Cheng), the seven - two of whom have never seen combat - set out with a small band of fighters to face an army of thousands, brave the treacherous Wolf Mountain, face the nemesis of their shared history, and find the way back alive - all to bring their father home.
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Movie: The Jade Pendant ( 2017 )
A tragic love story set against the lynching of 18 Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles, in 1871. Filmed in Utah.
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Movie: God of War ( 2017 )
During the 16th century, Japanese pirates proliferate along the Chinese coastline. In 1557, the pirates take over Cengang in Zhejiang. After months of futile advances, Commander Yu (Sammo Hung) finally defeats them under the leadership of newly promoted General Qi (Vincent Zhao). The Pirates, however, manage to escape.
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Movie: The Flowers of War ( 2011 )
An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
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Movie: The Assassin ( 2015 )
A female assassin receives a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in eighth-century China.
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Movie: Good Night, and Good Luck. ( 2005 )
Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.
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Movie: All Is True ( 2019 )
A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.
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Movie: The Deceivers ( 1988 )
Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825.
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Movie: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World ( 2003 )
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
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TV Show: The Plot Against America ( 2020 )
The Plot Against America, based on the praised Philip Roth novel, imagines an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.
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Movie: Killing Lincoln ( 2013 )
Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
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TV Show: Wind, Clouds and Rain ( 2020 )
Set in the late Joseon period, drama series follows face reader Choi Chun Joong as he tries to build up an ideal nation. Choi Chun Joong is Joseon's greatest fortune teller and physiognomist. He is a hero of the turbulent times, and he is the king of Joseon's people. Choi Chun Joong possesses the great ambition of building a new nation after overturning Joseon, which has been ruined by the men in power. With handsome looks, Choi Chun Joong is a sophisticated man who excels in the arts including martial arts, gambling, singing, and dancing. He is also a romantic who puts everything in the line for the woman he loves. With a way with words and a brilliant mind for politics, he'll create a miracle, making Lee Ha Eung the most powerful man in Joseon, Lee Ha Eung's son Lee Jae Hwang into a King, and Min Ja Young, a girl from the streets, into Joseon's empress.
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Movie: Bloody Sunday ( 2002 )
A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.
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