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Teenager Michael Oher is surviving on his own, virtually homeless, when he is spotted on the street by Leigh Anne Tuohy.
Learning that the young man is one of her daughter's classmates, Leigh Anne insists that Michael - wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter - come out of the cold. Without a moment's hesitation, she invites him to stay at the Tuohy home for the night.
But what starts out as a gesture of kindness turns into something more, as Michael becomes part of the Tuohy family despite the differences in their backgrounds.
Academy Award-winner for Best Actress.
In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine.
Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope.
But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions—and time—were quickly running out.
Oscar winners Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in Charlie Wilson's War - the outrageous true story of how one congressman who loved a good time, one Houston socialite who loved a good cause and one CIA agent who loved a good fight conspired to bring about the largest covert operation in history.
From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole and Linda Porter were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, inspiring some of the greatest songs of the twentieth century.
In his film debut, hip-hop superstar Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson explodes across the screen in this hard-hitting urban drama from acclaimed director Jim Sheridan.
Following a near-fatal gun battle, Marcus recalls his journey from orphaned street kid from the Bronx to making his mark in the drug trade to teaming up with fellow ex-con (Terrence Howard) for his shot at becoming a successful rap artist.
This gripping tale is based on "50 Cent's" real life story.
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.
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".
On a hot Brooklyn afternoon, two optimistic losers set out to rob a bank. Sonny is the mastermind, Sal is the follower and disaster is the result. Because the cops, crowds, TV cameras and even the pizza man have arrived. The well-planned heist is now a media "circus".
Al Pacino and director Sidney Lumet reteam for this boisterous comedy thriller that earned six Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture) and won an Oscar for Frank Pierson's streetwise screenplay.
Based on a true incident.
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.
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.
Inspired by the extraordinary true story of a brilliant master of deception and the FBI agent hot on his trail, Catch Me If You Can stars Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio and two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks in one of the years most acclaimed hits!
From three-time Oscar winning director Steven Spielberg, Catch Me If You Can follows Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. as he successfully passes himself off as a pilot, a lawyer and a doctor - all before his 21st birthday!
Flags Of Our Fathers
Letters From Iwo-Jima
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's remarkable rule.
When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.
As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
(Academy Award nominations for: Best Costume Design, Best Makeup & Hairstyling)
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 inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Jeff is a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man attendign the world-famous marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin. Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family.
It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity.
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.
Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return.
Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
(Academy Award nominations for: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay)
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.
Award-winning producer Jerry Bruckheimer (National Treasure, King Arthur) delivers another triumphant winner with this exciting and inspirational true story about one man who makes a difference!
Hollywood favorite Josh Lucas (Poseidon, Sweet Home Alabama) stars as Don Haskins, the charismatic coach of a tiny university, who bucks convention by recruiting the best players he can find who have been shunned by other coaches, even if that means integrating the team along colour lines. Their unlikely success sends shockwaves through the sport that follow his underdog team all the way to an epic showdown with the #1 ranked team for the National Championship!
As a runaway orphan, Sonora (Gabrielle Anwar) gets a job doing cleanup work for Doc Carver's travelling stunt show. Her biggest wish is to become a star 'diving girl,' but her youth and inexperience stand in the way.
Undaunted, Sonora's gutsy determination finally convinces Doc (Cliff Robertson) to give her a break. Just when she appears on the brink of stardom, however, a twist of fate threatens to destroy her dream. With the help of a loving friend (Michael Schoeffling), Sonora faces her biggest challenge yet to prove to herself and the world that Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken!
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.
Witness Alive, the thrilling true-life adventure of challenge and survival!
A team of tough rugby players survive a plane crash deep in the desolate, snow-covered Andes. Stranded there, they must overcome incredible odds to stay alive! See for yourself the unforgettable story of ordinary young men who find courage in the face of disaster and test the very limits of human endurance!
It's an astonishing death-defying triumph that will both entertain ... and inspire you!
Awful weather and a terrible accident force the members of a scientific expedition to evacuate Antarctica. And survival guide Jerry must leave his team of beloved sled dogs behind to survive the most unforgiving winter on the planet.
Driven by unwavering friendship and belief in one another, the dogs and a heartbroken Jerry - who will stop at nothing to rescue them - make an incredible journey to reunite in this triumphant and inspiring movie the whole family will treasure.
An inspiring true story set in Huntington, West Virginia, a small town steeped in the rich tradition of college football. For decades, players, coaches, fans and families have come together to cheer on Marshall Universityís Thundering Herd. On a fateful night in 1970, while travelling back to Huntington after a game in North Carolina, 75 members of Marshallís football team and coaching team were killed in a plane crash. The grieving families found hope and strength in the leadership of Jack Lengyel, a young coach who was determined to rebuild Marshallís football program and in the process helped heal a community.
Lean On Me is the true story of high school principal Joe Clark, who armed himself with a bullhorn and Louisville Slugger and slammed the door on losers at Eastside Hide in Paterson, New Jersey.
Brought in to save the school, he chained the doors to keep troublemakers out and the hardworkers in. Some parents and teachers fought him, but many kids loved and respected him. He turned the school around and his achievement became a national triumph.
Morgan Freeman electrifies as Clark in an extraordinary performance of an extraordinary man.
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