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In the spirit of The Blind Side comes this inspiring true story of family, faith and football.
Aidan Quinn and AndieMacDowell deliver emotionally stirring performances as the mother and father of Jon Abbate, a rising football star at Wake Forest University. Their lives are suddenly shattered when the family’s youngest son, Luke, is killed in a tragic accident.
Inspired by Luke’s memory, Jon courageously leads the Wake Forest team to a series of last-minute victories —leading to a thrilling climax that will make you stand up and cheer!
The story of Steven Biko, a South African black activist, and his friendship with white journalist Donald Woods.
When Biko is killed, Woods mounts an investigation into his death. Harassed by the South African government as a result, Woods is placed under house arrest.
He manages to escape and risks his life in order to bring the true story of Biko's death to the world.
Based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest smallboat rescue in Coast Guard history, The Finest Hours is a tale of courage, loyalty and honor in the face of overwhelming odds.
When a massive storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, it rips a T-2 oil tanker in half, trapping more than 30 sailors on its rapidly sinking stern. As Captain Bernie Webber and his crew set out in a 12-seat rescue boat to save them, Chief Engineer Ray Sybert struggles to buy his men more time.
Packed with heroic larger-than-life action and driven by the men's faith in their mission, themselves and one another, The Finest Hours is a triumph.
Academy Award Winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in the remarkable autobiography of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, where he is tormented and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway.
Decades later, still suffering the trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax and his wife Patti discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.
This masterfully crafted, breathtakingly produced story of love and loss earned Oscars for Best Picture (1985), Director, Screenplay (based on material from another medium), Cinematography, Original Score, Art Direction (Set Decoration) and Sound.
Out of Africa is one of the screen's great epic romances and tells the fascinating true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who, with her philandering husband, runs a coffee plantation in Kenya circa 1914.
To her astonishment, she soon discovers herself falling in love with the land, it's people and a mysterious hunter.
Britain, 1975: Brian Clough is sacked as manager of Leeds United after just 44 days in charge. Seemingly impossible to work with, Clough’s only offer of work comes from a run-down second division club called Nottingham Forest, who are going nowhere fast.
Set to a fantastic 70s soundtrack, using unseen footage of games and the great man himself, and including interviews with every player from Clough’s European Cup-winning side, I Believe in Miracles is the untold story of how the team nobody believed in and the manager nobody wanted went on to beat the world’s best and become one of the greatest sides in British football history.
By turns hilarious, inspirational, emotional and epic, I Believe in Miracles is quite simply one of the greatest documentaries ever!
Natalie Portman stars in the title role of this biographical drama that follows First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the days after her husband's assassination in 1963.
As Jackie mourns the tragic death of her husband, she accepts advice from White House staff and prepares to give an interview to 'Life' magazine's Theodore H. White. Known for her dignity and composure in front of the cameras, behind closed doors Jackie struggles to cope with the loss of her partner and the weight of the world that now rests on her shoulders.
(Academy Award nominations for: Best Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Musical Score)
A farmer moves his family to South Africa and suffers a series of seemingly insurmountable losses. Through unlikely friendships and much needed divine intervention, he discovers his life's true purpo se and it sustains his unwavering belief in the power of faith. A moving life journey of a man who, like his potatoes, grows his faith, unseen until the harvest.
Based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11.
The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal - trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil.
November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever – when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
We follow in almost real time a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that would change their lives and forever alter our world’s landscape: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital, the chief of the Dallas Secret Service, the unwitting cameraman who captured what has become the most watched and examined film in history, the FBI Agents who had gunman Lee Harvey Oswald within their grasp and Vice President Lyndon Johnson who had to take control of a country in a moment’s notice.
Thrust into a scenario of unprecedented drama with unimaginable consequences, these key characters respond with shock, outrage, determination and courage. Woven together, their seemingly disparate perspectives make one of the most thrilling and powerful stories never told.
Michelle Pfeiffer delivers a powerful performance as a former Marine turned English teacher in this explosive and critically acclaimed hit film.
Following her dream to teach, LouAnne Johnson lands a job instructing a group of tough inner-city teenagers who have come to accept failure as a way of life.
Determined to earn their trust and make a difference in their lives, LouAnne pushes them and herself to the limit - and learns some hard lessons in return.
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom.
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.
(2014 Oscar winner for: Best Motion Picture; Best Supporting Actress; Best Adapted Screenplay)
In just a few short years, Notorious B.I.G. rose from the streets of Brooklyn to become one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time.
B.I.G. was a gifted storyteller; his narratives about violent life on the streets were told with a gritty, objective realism that won him enormous respect and credibility. His rhymes were universal and gave a voice to his generation.
This is the story of the life of a true legend.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as J. Edgar Hoover, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years.
Hoover was feared, admired, reviled and revered, a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of the world his most coveted prize. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Oscar Winner Clint Eastwood directs an all-star cast including Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer and Oscar Winner Judi Dench as Hoover’s overprotective mother.
From Tim Burton, comes the hilarious, true-life story of the wackiest filmmaker in Hollywood history, Ed Wood!
Johnny Depp stars as the high-spirited movieman who refuses to let unfinished scenes, terrible reviews, and hostile studio executives derail his big-screen dreams.
With an oddball collection of showbiz misfits, Ed takes the art of bad moviemaking to an all-time low!
In black & white.
A young Li Cunxin is taken from his peasant home by the Chinese government and chosen to study ballet in Beijing. Separated from his family and enduring countless hours of practice, Li struggles to find his place in the new life he has been given.
Gaining confidence from a kind teacher's encouraging guidance and a chance trip to America, Li finally discovers that his passion has always been dance. Mao's Last Dancer weaves a moving tale about the quest for freedom and the courage it takes to live your own life.
The film poignantly captures the struggles, triumphs and the intoxicating effects of first love and celebrity amid the pain of exile.
Inspired by the true life experiences of its title character, Antwone Fisher tells the dramatic story of a troubled sailor (Luke) who is ordered to see a naval psychiatrist (Washington) about his volatile temper.
Little does he know that his first step into the doctor's office will lead him on a remarkable emotional journey to confront his painful past and connect with the family he never knew.
Zulu is one of the great movies, an epic adventure of courage in the face of incredible odds. Based on a true story it tells the amazing tale of 100 British soldiers who stood fast against an overwhelming force of 4,000 of the Zulu nations mightiest warriors in the defence of Rourkes Drift in 1879.
Superbly photographed in Technorama, few other movies have grippingly captured the tension and terror of combat as wave upon wave of warriors is unleashed on the tiny garrison. Set amongst stunning South African scenery, Zulu is a landmark action film and a fitting tribute to some of the most magnificent acts of heroism in the history of warfare.
Michael Caine's role as the arrogant but courageous Lt. Bromhead brought him international fame, and there are powerful performances from other great British actors including Stanley Baker and Jack Hawkins.
On August 7th 1974, Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire connecting New York's twin towers. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, then brought to jail and finally released. This is his story.
Following six and a half years of dreaming, Petit spent eight months in NYC planning the execution of the coup. Aided by a team of friends and accomplices, Petit had to find a way to bypass the WTC's security; to smuggle the heavy steel cable and rigging equipment into the towers; to pass the wire between the two rooftops; to anchor the wire and tension it to withstand the winds and the swaying of the buildings.
James Marsh's documentary brings Petit's extraordinary adventure to life; through the testimony of Philippe himself and some of the co-conspirators who helped him create the unique and magnificent spectacle that became known as: "the artistic crime of the century".
This classic confrontation between good and evil stars Kevin Costner as federal agent Eliot Ness, Robert De Niro as gangland kingpin Al Capone and Sean Connery as Malone, the cop who teaches Ness how to beat the mob: shoot fast and shoot first.
Brian De Palma's The Untouchables is a must see masterpiece - a glorious, fierce, larger-than-life depiction of the mob warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago and the law enforcers who vowed to bring him down.
After the death of his father King George V and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII, Bertie who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England.
With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth, the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue. After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond.
With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill, the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle.
Based on the true story of King George VI, The King's Speech follows the Royal Monarch's quest to find his voice.
(Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay)
In 1981, Chris Gardner was a struggling salesman in little needed medical bone density scanners while his wife toiled in double shifts to support the family including their young son, Christopher.
In the face of this difficult life, Chris has the desperate inspiration to try for a stockbroker internship where one in twenty has a chance of a lucrative full time career. Even when his wife leaves him because of this choice, Chris clings to this dream with his son even when the odds become more daunting by the day.
Together, father and son struggle through homelessness, jail time, tax seizure and the overall punishing despair in a quest that would make Gardner a respected millionaire.
Gerard Butler delivers a searing performance in this explosive, action-packed story of an inspiring real-life hero.
Butler stars as Sam Childers, a drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing spiritual transformation and makes a life-changing decision to travel to war-torn East Africa. After witnessing unspeakable horrors faced by innocent children, he vows to save them at any cost, including his own safety.
Childers begins waging a relentless battle against the territory's renegade militia, leading harrowing missions behind enemy lines to rescue kidnapped orphans and restore peace to their lives - and eventually his own.
Into The Wild is inspired by the true story of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), a young man who abandons his life of comfort to pursue the freedom of life on the road, a quest that leads him to the Alaskan wilderness and the ultimate challenge of his life.
Screenplay and directed by Sean Penn and featuring an all-star cast including William Hurt, Marcia Gay Harden, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener and Hal Holbrook.
Based on unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a dark comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.
Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous and poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, and joined by an all-star cast, I, Tonya is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding's life and career in all of its unchecked—and checkered—glory.
(Academy Award winner for: Best Supporting Actress. Nominated for Best Actress, Best Editing)
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