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(2002)
During the Depression, gainful employment is practically nonexistent for African-Americans. The only available jobs are as porters for the Pullman Rail Company (which pays blacks one-third of what white employees make). Journalist Philip Randolph (Andre Braugher) makes it his mission to help these forgotten workers -- called "George," after company founder George Pullman -- and helps form the first black union in America. Robert Townsend directs.
Director: Robert Townsend
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 76%
DVD
(1990)
In this provocative examination of life in the Soviet army told through five short vignettes, Russian soldiers cope with issues of survival amid the violence and inhumanity of the military machine. None of the stories have defined beginnings or endings, leaving key elements of the plot to the viewer's imagination and lending each a surreal quality. Armen Dzhigarkhanyan and Vladimir Zamansky star in this controversial film from director Hussein Erkenov.
Director: Hussein Erkenov
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 36%
DVD
(1997)
Located outside Paris, the rough and rundown quarter known as 100% Arabica (due to the large number of Algerian immigrants) desperately needs a guiding light. Not a moment too soon, the pop duo Rap Oriental (featuring Khaled and Cheb Mami of the real-life Rai band) arrives to save the day with their inspirational message. As they serenade the troubled residents with their unique sound, hope begins to blossom in the poverty-stricken neighborhood.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 64%
DVD
(1977)
Bernardo Bertolucci's epic tale follows the lives of two Italian men -- a peasant (Gerard Depardieu) and a landowner (Robert De Niro) -- both born on Jan. 1, 1900. Friends as children, the two become estranged as their differing social status pulls them apart. Their personal conflicts mirror the political events in Italy, as both fascism and socialism gain footholds in the country. Sterling Hayden, Donald Sutherland and Burt Lancaster co-star.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
DVD
(1988)
Two college buddies and their families deal with the sad consequences of the Vietnam War. The two small-town teenagers learn through love, death and war what friendship and freedom mean in America. Filled with upheaval and protest, 1969 was the year that split the world apart but brought a generation together.
Director: Ernest Thompson
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 55%
Audience Score: 44%
DVD
(1967)
French auteur Jean-Luc Godard directs this meditative work that follows French suburban housewife Juliette Janson (Marina Vlady), who occasionally abandons her family to work as a prostitute in the heart of Paris. As Juliette moves through the Parisian night, director Godard offers lush visual images and provocative reflections on life in a beautiful but self-destructive, hyper-commercialized age teetering on the brink of nuclear annihilation.
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
DVD
(1976)
When a group of Arab terrorists clad in tracksuits (known collectively as Black September) take members of Israeli's 1972 Olympic team hostage, the whole world stands breathless to see if the athletes will ever come home. Academy Award winner William Holden (Network) and Tony Award winner Shirley Knight ("Kennedy's Children") co-star in this gripping true-life drama, based on the actual events depicted in a book by Serge Groussard.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 50%
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(1976)
When a group of Arab terrorists clad in tracksuits (known collectively as Black September) take members of Israeli's 1972 Olympic team hostage, the whole world stands breathless to see if the athletes will ever come home. Academy Award winner William Holden (Network) and Tony Award winner Shirley Knight ("Kennedy's Children") co-star in this gripping true-life drama, based on the actual events depicted in a book by Serge Groussard.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 50%
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(1955)
Mobster Joey Victor (George Raft) agrees to kidnap an American nuclear scientist, unaware that the man who hired him for the job is a communist spy (Peter van Eyck). The plot heats up when a federal agent (Edward G. Robinson) is assigned to tail the spy and Victor's patriotism comes into play. Will the G-man and the gangster unite to save the United States from a terrible fate before it's too late? George Dolenz co-stars in this classic noir.
Director: Lewis Allen
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 32%
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(1955)
Mobster Joey Victor (George Raft) agrees to kidnap an American nuclear scientist, unaware that the man who hired him for the job is a communist spy (Peter van Eyck). The plot heats up when a federal agent (Edward G. Robinson) is assigned to tail the spy and Victor's patriotism comes into play. Will the G-man and the gangster unite to save the United States from a terrible fate before it's too late? George Dolenz co-stars in this classic noir.
Director: Lewis Allen
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 32%
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(1990)
This made-for-television sequel begins where the legendary film Lawrence of Arabia leaves off. British officer T.E. Lawrence (Ralph Fiennes) travels to the Paris Peace Conference with Emir Feisal, the King of Syria, in an effort to win independence for the Arabs. But he soon finds that backroom politics have become more lethal than desert combat because of the recent discovery of the Middle East's vast oil reserves.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
DVD
(2000)
Race relations receive a humorous spin in this film about two friends -- known only as Black Man (Harold Perrineau Jr.) and White Man (Anthony DeSando) -- who must give an oral presentation on race. Naturally, the two have differing viewpoints and experiences, and their talking gives way to arguing -- until they realize they haven't written a word of their presentation. As they work together, the men learn some lessons about themselves.
Director: Desmond Hall
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.6/5.0
DVD
(2004)
Sharon Stone and Rupert Everett star as war correspondents who wed after meeting on assignment in the Middle East -- only to have Cold War politics rip them apart -- in this drama based on a true story. When Leo Cauffield (Everett) seemingly vanishes into thin air, his wife, Sally (Stone), sets out to find the truth, never dreaming her search will lead her behind the Iron Curtain and into the KGB's waiting arms.
Director: Marek Kanievska
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
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(2004)
Sharon Stone and Rupert Everett star as war correspondents who wed after meeting on assignment in the Middle East -- only to have Cold War politics rip them apart -- in this drama based on a true story. When Leo Cauffield (Everett) seemingly vanishes into thin air, his wife, Sally (Stone), sets out to find the truth, never dreaming her search will lead her behind the Iron Curtain and into the KGB's waiting arms.
Director: Marek Kanievska
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
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(1989)
South African schoolteacher Ben du Toit (Donald Sutherland) seeks justice for the murder of a black boy in this political drama set against the backdrop of apartheid. When his gardener's son is killed by a police officer, Ben hires lawyer Ian Mackenzie (Marlon Brando) to prosecute. With the outcome of the case a foregone conclusion, Mackenzie butts heads with the system at every turn while Du Toit suffers personal alienation.
Director: Euzhan Palcy
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 91%
Audience Score: 65%
DVD
(1999)
When a young black man (Mekhi Phifer) is wrongly condemned for the murder of a white man, his family convinces a trusted schoolteacher (Don Cheadle) to visit him daily. In the process, both men learn lessons about the never-ending struggle for human dignity. Based on the prize-winning novel by Ernest J. Gaines, this moving story of racism and redemption in the Deep South received an Emmy for Outstanding Made for Television Movie.
Director: Joseph Sargent
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 70%
DVD
(1999)
Based on real-life events, A Love Divided is a moving and dramatic story about a marriage between a Catholic (Liam Cunningham) and a Protestant (Orla Brady) in 1950s Ireland. Despite wrenching conflict, the brave and passionate couple struggle to make their relationship survive. Forced to decide under which faith their children will be raised, the two find the courage to make their own choices in the face of their history and upbringing.
MPAA Rating: UR
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 53%
Audience Score: 54%
DVD
(1988)
Charlton Heston stars as Sir Thomas More in this TV exploration of the friendship and conflict between King Henry VIII and his pious Lord Chancellor. When More refuses to sanction the divorce Henry desires, British history is at a crossroads.
Director: Charlton Heston
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
DVD
(1966)
When Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) seeks approval from the English aristocracy to divorce his wife and marry commoner Anne Boleyn, Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) finds himself caught between a murderous king and the powerful Roman Catholic Church. Richly crafted with a fine supporting cast, director Fred Zinnemann's period drama swept the 1966 Oscars, winning six golden statuettes, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
Director: Fred Zinnemann
MPAA Rating: G
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 83%
Audience Score: 85%
DVD
(1961)
Based on the novel by writer Ihsan Abdel Qoddous, A Man in Our House stars Omar Sharif as Ibrahim, a resistance fighter who must find safety from government goons by hiding out in the home of a civilian and his family. His presence there brings up conflicts that all Egyptians faced as they grappled with British rule, even as feelings of nationalism and independence begin to overtake the country's citizens.
Director: Henry Barakat
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 90%
DVD
(1986)
Winner of the Grand Prize at the 1986 Havana Film Festival, Humberto Solás's political drama chronicles the story, beginning in 1932, of two Cuban brothers on very different paths. While successful Javier (César Évora) adapts to the country's changing politics, his brother Dario (Jorge Trinchet) turns to anarchy. Cuba grows increasingly dangerous for both men as Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries threaten the current regime.
Director: Humberto Solas
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.7/5.0
DVD
(2007)
While in Pakistan researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid in 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is suddenly kidnapped, prompting his pregnant wife to launch a desperate search to find him in this riveting drama.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 79%
Audience Score: 69%
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(2007)
While in Pakistan researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid in 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is suddenly kidnapped, prompting his pregnant wife to launch a desperate search to find him in this riveting drama.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 79%
Audience Score: 69%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2007)
While in Pakistan researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid in 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is suddenly kidnapped, prompting his pregnant wife to launch a desperate search to find him in this riveting drama.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 79%
Audience Score: 69%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(1984)
Adventurous young Englishwoman Adela Quested (Judy Davis) journeys to colonial India with open-minded Mrs. Moore (Peggy Ashcroft). Ignoring English customs, the women accompany a "native" named Dr. Aziz on a tour of the Marabar Caves. The excursion turns ugly, however, when Adela emerges from the caves accusing Aziz of rape. British authorities urge Adela to press charges, but the truth isn't as obvious as the government believes it to be.
Director: David Lean
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 85%
Audience Score: 74%
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(1984)
Adventurous young Englishwoman Adela Quested (Judy Davis) journeys to colonial India with open-minded Mrs. Moore (Peggy Ashcroft). Ignoring English customs, the women accompany a "native" named Dr. Aziz on a tour of the Marabar Caves. The excursion turns ugly, however, when Adela emerges from the caves accusing Aziz of rape. British authorities urge Adela to press charges, but the truth isn't as obvious as the government believes it to be.
Director: David Lean
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 85%
Audience Score: 74%
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(2012)
When he returns to Iran to teach after working in the West for many years, professor Arash deals with the country's bureaucracy and drama within his own family as he re-experiences the traumas of his childhood during the Iran-Iraq war.
Director: Massoud Bakhshi
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(1980)
Three friends develop a tight bond during the turbulent 1960s in this drama. Harvard students Jessica (Karen Allen), Leo (Brad Davis) and Nick (Jameson Parker) grow close as they undergo personal metamorphoses, but the friendship is jeopardized when both men fall in love with Jessica. After Leo is drafted, Jessica makes the surprising decision that the threesome should move in together. The film also features Shelley Long.
Director: Rob Cohen
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 41%
StreamingDVD
(1980)
Three friends develop a tight bond during the turbulent 1960s in this drama. Harvard students Jessica (Karen Allen), Leo (Brad Davis) and Nick (Jameson Parker) grow close as they undergo personal metamorphoses, but the friendship is jeopardized when both men fall in love with Jessica. After Leo is drafted, Jessica makes the surprising decision that the threesome should move in together. The film also features Shelley Long.
Director: Rob Cohen
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 41%
StreamingDVD
(1977)
With her fascist husband gone to witness Benito Mussolini's first meeting with Adolf Hitler, world-weary wife and mother Antonietta (Sophia Loren) seeks escape from her dreary tenement by inviting the unknown into her life. As many Romans gather to attend the rally, Antonietta befriends her despondent gay neighbor, Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni), and the two develop a special bond that will enrich their lives.
Director: Ettore Scola
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
DVD
(1999)
Walter Andrews (Ernie Hudson) served as an Army chaplain during World War II; now his reputation has earned him a job as a minister in a small Vermont town. When the townspeople realize that their new minister is black, some express racist attitudes. Most, however, welcome the ex-Army chaplain -- until, that is, a young woman is found dead. Then, Andrews quickly becomes the prime suspect. The reason? He'd let the woman live with him.
Director: Jay Craven
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(1935)
Ronald Colman gives the performance of his career as a disgraced lawyer defending an accused spy while trying to redeem himself in the eyes of the woman both he and the defendant love, in this Oscar-nominated adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic.
Director: Jack Conway
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 100%
Audience Score: 79%
DVD
(2002)
Malena Roncayolo's captivating coming-of-age story follows the tumultuous life of 12-year-old Maria Antonia (April Scheiber), who makes the inevitable transition from adolescence to adulthood in the face of family crisis and political and social upheaval. With her father unjustly imprisoned by a local dictator, Maria watches as her mother (Mimi Lazo) struggles to provide for their family in the midst of oppression.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 25%
DVD
(1969)
It's summer 1931, and Adalen, Sweden, seems to slumber in its pastoral setting. But the reason for the calm is ominous: The town's paper mill has shut down because of a labor strike. Framed around the workers' revolt that toppled Sweden's conservative government, this Oscar-nominated drama is told from the view of a factory worker's son (Peter Schildt) who impregnates the plant manager's daughter (Marie De Geer) as violence begins to unfold.
Director: Bo Widerberg
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 69%
DVD
(1986)
His Song Continues follows the true story of John (Daniel J. Travanti) and Reve Walsh (JoBeth Williams) who, after their child was murdered, fought to raise national awareness of the problem of missing children.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 0%
Streaming
(2000)
The ways in which the tribal wars of 17th century West Africa fueled the burgeoning slave trade is the subject of this multinational production. The title character (Rasmane Ouedraogo) is a ruthless king who declares war on a neighboring village, ordering the survivors taken prisoner and sold to the Europeans. When the vanquished village leader (Ziable Honoré Goore Bi) escapes, he sets out to free his mother before she's shipped to the New World.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 90%
Audience Score: 50%
DVD
(1971)
Director Hussein Kamal's celebrated film brings Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz's searing novel on-screen, offering an honest portrayal of the lost and unmoored world of the Egyptian upper class in the early 1960s. A jaded newspaper reporter unmasks this disaffection and estrangement from politics and reality when she's invited to observe a group of friends indulging in a night of excess aboard a yacht.
Director: Hussein Kamal
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(2011)
When a Canadian journalist gets pulled from a story about his country's soldiers committing atrocities in Afghanistan, the reporter returns to the war-torn nation to revive his investigation, only to get caught up in the chaos sweeping the land.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 27%
StreamingDVD
(2011)
When a Canadian journalist gets pulled from a story about his country's soldiers committing atrocities in Afghanistan, the reporter returns to the war-torn nation to revive his investigation, only to get caught up in the chaos sweeping the land.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 27%
StreamingDVD
(2007)
In this controversial mockumentary, filmmaker Morten Hartz Kaplers crafts a parallel universe in which right-wing Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen is killed by his gay lover, an anarchist musician named Emil (Kaplers). As in Death of a President (2006), which depicts the fictional assassination of George W. Bush, archival footage lends a tone of authenticity to create this disturbingly realistic political drama.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 0%
DVD
(1999)
When Steph (Paul Bettany), an emotionally troubled Afrikaner soldier, returns from the front to find his girlfriend, Emma (Louise Lombard), in bed with her friend Joseph (Ariyon Bakare), a black man, he snaps. Holding the pair captive, Steph unleashes his jealousy, paranoia and rage. Writer-director Ross Kettle adapted this emotionally charged film set in apartheid-era South Africa from his play "Soweto's Burning."
Director: Ross Kettle
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 67%
StreamingDVD
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(1999)
When Steph (Paul Bettany), an emotionally troubled Afrikaner soldier, returns from the front to find his girlfriend, Emma (Louise Lombard), in bed with her friend Joseph (Ariyon Bakare), a black man, he snaps. Holding the pair captive, Steph unleashes his jealousy, paranoia and rage. Writer-director Ross Kettle adapted this emotionally charged film set in apartheid-era South Africa from his play "Soweto's Burning."
Director: Ross Kettle
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 67%
StreamingDVD
Streaming will start: January 18, 2038
(1982)
This depiction of Rasputin and his effect on the Russian ruling class doesn't skimp on decadence, violence and depravity. Aleksei Petrenko stars as the mad monk who became a confidant to Czar Nicholas II and helped push Russia into World War I. Banned in Russia for a decade for painting an unflattering portrait of the royal family, Agony has since been recognized as a powerful political drama. Elem Klimov directs.
Director: Elem Klimov
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.7/5.0
DVD
(1956)
Macedonian king Alexander the Great (Richard Burton), son of Philip (Fredric March) and Olympius (Danielle Darrieux), achieved what most people thought impossible: He united ancient Greece's tribes and led them in battle against the formidable Persian empire. By age 33, Alexander's conquests created a Greek kingdom that encompassed most of the known world. Director Robert Rossen's sweeping epic was filmed in Spain and Italy.
Director: Robert Rossen
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 0%
Audience Score: 56%
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(1956)
Macedonian king Alexander the Great (Richard Burton), son of Philip (Fredric March) and Olympius (Danielle Darrieux), achieved what most people thought impossible: He united ancient Greece's tribes and led them in battle against the formidable Persian empire. By age 33, Alexander's conquests created a Greek kingdom that encompassed most of the known world. Director Robert Rossen's sweeping epic was filmed in Spain and Italy.
Director: Robert Rossen
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 0%
Audience Score: 56%
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(2011)
After fleeing from civil war in Angola in 1980, two teenage sisters arrive in Lisbon and struggle to survive in an unfamiliar world. As they wait for their mother to arrive, they find both help and betrayal from other exiles.
Director: Pocas Pascoal
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
DVD
(1968)
This classic of Czech new wave cinema follows seven friends in a little Moravian village as they cope with the socialization of their homeland. At the heart of their story is Frantisek (Radoslav Brzobohatý), whose resistance to the change defines his life. This film was banned by the Soviets after the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, but won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival the next year.
Director: Vojtech Jasny
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(1999)
Director Matej Minac's debut feature relates the trials and tribulations faced by a Czech-Jewish family during World War II. It's also the real-life story of Nicholas Winton, a righteous gentile who saved hundreds of Jewish children from certain death at the hands of the Nazis. Moments of pure horror are balanced with heroic acts in this gripping saga of one ordinary man who took extraordinary risks.
Director: Matej Minac
MPAA Rating: UR
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
DVD
(1949)
Newspaper reporter Nat Hearn (Norman Wooland) returns home after serving in the Royal Air Force during World War II. When one of the paper's owners dies, the man's partner and son (Cyril Cusack) offers Nat a position as editor in return for his financial backing. But Nat's reluctance to shy away from controversial issues raises more than a few eyebrows. Sarah Churchill co-stars as Nat's love interest and co-worker.
Director: Derek N. Twist
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.3/5.0
Streaming
(2006)
Sean Penn stars as corrupt Southern politician Willie Stark -- a charismatic man who wins the populist vote but, behind closed doors, is as underhanded as those he smeared -- in this remake of an Oscar-winning 1949 film of the same name. Ex-reporter Jack Burden (Jude Law) unwittingly helps Stark gain political power, but it's just a matter of time before the governor's crooked dealings are exposed.
Director: Steven Zaillian
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
DVDBlu-Ray
(2006)
Sean Penn stars as corrupt Southern politician Willie Stark -- a charismatic man who wins the populist vote but, behind closed doors, is as underhanded as those he smeared -- in this remake of an Oscar-winning 1949 film of the same name. Ex-reporter Jack Burden (Jude Law) unwittingly helps Stark gain political power, but it's just a matter of time before the governor's crooked dealings are exposed.
Director: Steven Zaillian
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
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(1976)
The film that launched a thousand journalism school students, All the President's Men chronicles how the work of reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) contributed to the public downfall of President Richard M. Nixon. The duo connected a Washington, D.C., hotel break-in with a Nixon "dirty tricks" team assigned to discredit Democratic rivals, launching a series of tense events that forced Nixon to resign.
Director: Alan J. Pakula
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 100%
Audience Score: 89%
DVD
(1976)
The bonus material for the film adaptation of Woodward and Bernstein's expose that led to the resignation of President Nixon includes interviews, featurettes and a special Making of "All the President's Men" documentary.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 100%
Audience Score: 89%
DVD
(2010)
Charles, a young reporter, gets a shot at the big time when famed editor H.L. Mencken takes him under his wing during the Scopes Monkey Trial. But the trial puts Charles squarely between his mentor's agnosticism and his fiancée's morality.
Director: Tom Hines
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 11%
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(2010)
Charles, a young reporter, gets a shot at the big time when famed editor H.L. Mencken takes him under his wing during the Scopes Monkey Trial. But the trial puts Charles squarely between his mentor's agnosticism and his fiancée's morality.
Director: Tom Hines
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 11%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
Charles, a young reporter, gets a shot at the big time when famed editor H.L. Mencken takes him under his wing during the Scopes Monkey Trial. But the trial puts Charles squarely between his mentor's agnosticism and his fiancée's morality.
Director: Tom Hines
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 11%
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(2004)
Childhood chums from opposite social echelons take different paths in life but are reunited in jail as adults in this potent Brazilian drama. Looking to combat ghetto violence with an urban-renewal program, utopian politician Miguel (Werner Schünemann) seeks support from his boyhood friend Jorge (Antônio Pompêo) -- an imprisoned drug kingpin who controls a street gang via cell phone. Meanwhile, events outside the pen further entwine their worlds.
Director: Lúcia Murat
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
DVD
(2006)
Based on actual events, this historical drama tells the story of William Wilberforce, an 18th-century English politician who launched an aggressive campaign to abolish British slavery, despite staunch opposition.
Director: Michael Apted
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
DVD
(2002)
This film based on the play "The Representative" examines how the Nazi Party concocted its "Final Solution," what other countries really knew about the burgeoning disaster and the role the Vatican may have played in Hitler's heinous reign in Europe. Directed by Costa-Gavras. Mathieu Kassovitz stars as Riccardo Fontana, a Jesuit priest fighting Nazism. Ulrich Tukur and Ulrich Muhe also star in this historical drama.
Director: Costa-Gavras
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 67%
Audience Score: 80%
DVD
(2003)
The life and untimely death of John F. Kennedy Jr. are chronicled in this made-for-television movie that stars Kristoffer Polaha as the beloved son of America's 35th president. Much of the film revolves around Kennedy's relationships with various females, including his mother, Jacqueline Onassis (Jacqueline Bisset), his wife, Carolyn (Portia de Rossi), and actress Daryl Hannah. Tara Chocol and Colin Fox co-star.
Director: Eric Laneuville
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 65%
DVD
(2010)
Writer-director John Sayles steers this poignant period drama, set in turn-of-the-century Philippines, that examines the U.S. occupation of the islands from the perspective of American soldiers, who settle in with native residents. Making connections between the past and modern-day dealings in Iraq and Afghanistan, Sayles draws some surprising parallels through repeated history. Chris Cooper stars as Col. Hardacre.
Director: John Sayles
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
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(2010)
Writer-director John Sayles steers this poignant period drama, set in turn-of-the-century Philippines, that examines the U.S. occupation of the islands from the perspective of American soldiers, who settle in with native residents. Making connections between the past and modern-day dealings in Iraq and Afghanistan, Sayles draws some surprising parallels through repeated history. Chris Cooper stars as Col. Hardacre.
Director: John Sayles
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
StreamingDVD
(2005)
Raised as an American, 21-year-old Kaju (Konkona Sen Sharma) travels to India to spend time with her foreign relatives, only to uncover a shocking family secret that erodes everything she's ever believed about her origins. The more she learns of her family's involvement in a violent genocide that occurred some 20 years ago, the less certain she is of her own identity. Writer Shonali Bose also directs in her feature film debut.
Director: Shonali Bose
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 78%
Audience Score: 72%
DVD
(2008)
When 13-year-old Adam Stafford (Cameron Bright) spies his thirtysomething next-door neighbor (Gretchen Mol) naked through the window, his dead-end career as a bullied teenager seems destined for advancement. For one thing, she's blonde and gorgeous; for another, she's divorced. But she's also got an intriguing connection to President John F. Kennedy at a time when the kingdom of Camelot is shining brighter than ever before.
Director: Willliam Olsson
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
DVDBlu-Ray
(2008)
When 13-year-old Adam Stafford (Cameron Bright) spies his thirtysomething next-door neighbor (Gretchen Mol) naked through the window, his dead-end career as a bullied teenager seems destined for advancement. For one thing, she's blonde and gorgeous; for another, she's divorced. But she's also got an intriguing connection to President John F. Kennedy at a time when the kingdom of Camelot is shining brighter than ever before.
Director: Willliam Olsson
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
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(1972)
Czech filmmaker Jaromil Jires hits a home run with this moving drama based on the life of Maruska Kuderikova (played here by Alzbeta Frejkova), a heroic Moravian woman who was a member of the Resistance during World War II and was captured and imprisoned by the Nazi regime for being a revolutionary. Chronicling her days in a diary, Kuderikova shared her fears and worries, brought to life in this stunning cinematic representation.
Director: Jaromil Jires
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 75%
DVD
(1993)
Based on journalist Randy Shilts's controversial tome detailing the emergence of AIDS in America, this gripping, made-for-cable film follows doctors at the Centers for Disease Control as they search for a cure. But an ambivalent U.S. government, red tape and ego battles between French and American researchers thwart the CDC's efforts. The all-star cast includes Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Ian McKellen and Lily Tomlin.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 100%
Audience Score: 82%
DVD
(1998)
Taxidermists Sam and Iris (George Bartenieff and Jacqueline Bertrand) flee to New England from Nazi Germany in an attempt to start a new life. Their secluded and seemingly simple farmhouse existence is disrupted by a reporter (Bray Poor) who suspects the strange couple harbors a dark and disturbing secret. This haunting narrative written and directed by Craig Richardson neatly pulls the viewer into Sam and Iris's odd world.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 33%
DVD
(1999)
Only somewhat faithful to George Orwell's allegorical novel, this made-for-TV adaptation uses real animals as well as Jim Henson's puppets to tell the story of a band of farm animals who stage a revolt against their human owner (Pete Postlethwaite) in a bid for freedom. Several notable names provide the voices of the animals, including Kelsey Grammer as Snowball, Patrick Stewart as Napoleon and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Mollie.
Director: John Stephenson
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 40%
Audience Score: 42%
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(1999)
Only somewhat faithful to George Orwell's allegorical novel, this made-for-TV adaptation uses real animals as well as Jim Henson's puppets to tell the story of a band of farm animals who stage a revolt against their human owner (Pete Postlethwaite) in a bid for freedom. Several notable names provide the voices of the animals, including Kelsey Grammer as Snowball, Patrick Stewart as Napoleon and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Mollie.
Director: John Stephenson
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 40%
Audience Score: 42%
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(1946)
Based on the true story of an English governess who takes a position teaching the King of Siam's children, John Cromwell's lavish production stars Rex Harrison in his screen debut. Recently widowed Anna (Irene Dunne) leaves England for the palace of King Mongkut (Harrison). She clashes with the king despite his instruction to teach the children Western ways, but the two slowly gain a respect for each other that transcends cultural differences.
Director: John Cromwell
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 88%
Audience Score: 60%
DVD
(1969)
When King Henry VIII (Richard Burton) decides to divorce his first wife, Katherine of Aragon (Irene Papas), and marry the beautiful Anne Boleyn (Geneviève Bujold), he ignites religious and political drama that stretches from London all the way to Rome. This acclaimed film (which won an Oscar for Costume Design) focuses on the woman at the center of the affair to tell the story of one of the most dramatic chapters in English royal history.
Director: Charles Jarrott
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 42%
Audience Score: 82%
DVD
(1982)
In the wake of a failed anti-Soviet coup in 1950s Budapest, a woman (Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak) working as a newspaper reporter falls in love with the wife (Grazyna Szapolowska) of an army officer. Told mostly through flashback, this thought-provoking drama from director Karoly Makk was considered too controversial for Makk's native Hungary and wasn't released there until it proved successful in other countries.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.4/5.0
DVD
(1969)
Noted Brazilian director Glauber Rocha revisits Antonio das Mortes (Maurício do Valle), a central character in his powerful 1964 film Black God, White Devil, in this allegorical drama about Brazil's repressive dictatorship. The infamous assassin is once again hired to rid the countryside of supposed outlaws, but Antonio grows suspicious of the rich landowner who's enlisted his services and sides with the oppressed people he was hired to kill.
Director: Glauber Rocha
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
DVD
(2002)
Director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) takes on the mass killing of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Turks during World War I, something that Turkey continues to refuse to classify as genocide. Chronicling the life of an Armenian-American artist named Gorky who survived the slaughter, the film takes pains to equate the actions of the Turks with Rwanda, Bosnia and the Holocaust -- and that denying this fact is a terrible stain on humanity.
Director: Atom Egoyan
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 56%
Audience Score: 69%
DVD
(2002)
This Bonus Disc perfectly complements the captivating Ararat, Atom Egoyan's historical film about Armenian genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks. Special features include deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, a bonus short film ("Portrait of Arshile"), historical information and more.
Director: Atom Egoyan
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 56%
Audience Score: 69%
DVD
(1985)
On the eve of World War II, Dr. Ravic (Anthony Hopkins), a German, escapes to Paris in order to avoid the Nazi regime. Hoping to go unnoticed, Ravic changes his identity and resumes a medical practice. Late one night, the doctor helps Joan Madou (Lesley-Anne Down), a suicidal woman attempting to jump off a bridge. Ravic talks her down and the two begin a steamy love affair, but with both hiding terrible secrets, are they headed for tragedy?
Director: Waris Hussein
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 2.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 31%
DVD
(2004)
Arcibel (Dario Grandinetti) is a chess writer for a newspaper who's jailed after one of his columns is mistakenly construed as a subversive attack on the dictatorial government in his fictional country of Miranda. After decades in prison, Arcibel finds himself sharing a cell with common criminal Pablo (Diego Torres). Soon, the aging inmate invents a game of war and strategy, planting the seeds of revolution in his willing young pupil.
Director: Alberto Lecchi
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 50%
DVD
(1958)
With this semi-experimental film (told via flashback), director Kurt Hoffman provides a scathing look at the effect of Nazism on German life before and after World War II. The story follows childhood classmates who veer sharply in their chosen paths, with one (Robert Graf) joining the Nazi party and rising to power as an industrialist and the other (Hansjörg Felmy) becoming a newspaper editor whose anti-Nazi stance costs him his job.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.5/5.0
DVD
(2012)
In 1979, when Iranian militants seize the American embassy, six Americans slip into the Canadian embassy for protection, prompting the CIA to concoct an elaborate plot to rescue them by pretending that they are filmmakers rather than diplomats.
Director: Ben Affleck
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 4.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 97%
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(2012)
In 1979, when Iranian militants seize the American embassy, six Americans slip into the Canadian embassy for protection, prompting the CIA to concoct an elaborate plot to rescue them by pretending that they are filmmakers rather than diplomats.
Director: Ben Affleck
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 4.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 97%
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(1928)
Astounding images abound in this thrilling story (directed by Alexander Dovzhenko) about a small band of factory workers who rise in rebellion and hole up in the Kiev munitions plant as nationalist troops surround the city. Based on a true story, the film explores conflicts in the Ukraine between the White Russians and the communist Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 88%
Audience Score: 78%
DVD
(1958)
Polish actor Zbigniew Cybulski stars as Maciek Chelmicki, a young Resistance fighter at a crossroads: He must decide between living a life of crime or opening his heart and soul to the woman he loves. Directed by Andrzej Wajda, this is the third film in his series about World War II, set in small-town Poland as it's being engulfed by two opposing forces -- one that supports Communism and one that's fighting it to the bitter end.
Director: Andrzej Wajda
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
DVD
(1991)
Timofeyev (Malcolm McDowell) is certain he's actually Yakov Yurovsky, the man who murdered the entire family of Tsar Nicholas II. One problem: It's not 1918, and he's not in the middle of a revolution. Instead, it's modern-day Russia, and he's in a hospital where a doctor is trying to make heads or tails of his story. To help cure Timofeyev, the doctor takes him to the site of the murders to reenact the assassination, hoping to break its spell.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 2.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 80%
DVD
(2008)
Through dramatic re-creation, archival newsreel footage and revealing interviews, director Fred Baker's docudrama explores the controversial murder case centered on Black Panther activist and political exile Assata Shakur. In 1977, Shakur was dubiously convicted for the shooting death of a New Jersey state trooper and was sentenced to life in prison, only to escape two years later and seek refuge in Cuba.
Director: Fred Baker
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
DVD
(2011)
Ayn Rand's controversial bestseller is the basis for this potent drama about Dagny Taggart, a fiercely independent railroad tycoon determined to use innovative technology and enterprising partners to revive her business, no matter the personal cost.
Director: Paul Johansson
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 11%
Audience Score: 74%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2011)
Ayn Rand's controversial bestseller is the basis for this potent drama about Dagny Taggart, a fiercely independent railroad tycoon determined to use innovative technology and enterprising partners to revive her business, no matter the personal cost.
Director: Paul Johansson
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 11%
Audience Score: 74%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2011)
Ayn Rand's controversial bestseller is the basis for this potent drama about Dagny Taggart, a fiercely independent railroad tycoon determined to use innovative technology and enterprising partners to revive her business, no matter the personal cost.
Director: Paul Johansson
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 11%
Audience Score: 74%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2012)
The second installment of the Atlas Shrugged trilogy finds the world's economy in dire straits, prompting corporate protagonist Dagny Taggart to search for a solution amid the rubble of a long-abandoned factory.
Director: John Putch
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
DVD
(2003)
One of Rome's greatest emperors, Augustus Caesar (Peter O'Toole), rose to power during the Pax Romana, Rome's Golden Age. Beginning with early military triumphs, when Augustus allied with Julius Caesar, this film re-creates some of history's most stirring moments.Among those pivotal events are Caesar's assassination and Augustus's battles with the armies of Brutus, Cassius, Marc Antony and Cleopatra. Charlotte Rampling plays Augustus's wife.
Director: Roger Young
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 46%
DVD
(1994)
Sick of the blaring noise, a young baker (Hassan Abidou) working the night shift in Algiers' run-down Bab El-Oued district destroys a loudspeaker broadcasting Islamic fundamentalist propaganda, and his act of defiance unleashes a storm. The oppressors promptly tighten their stranglehold on the neighborhood as they search for the culprit. This intense film provocatively explores the dangers inherent in all forms of intolerance and fundamentalism.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 71%
DVD
(2006)
When an American couple vacationing in Morocco falls victim to a random act of violence, a series of events unfolds across four countries that demonstrates both the necessity and impossibility of human communication.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 69%
Audience Score: 76%
Streaming
(1979)
Based on Lillian Rogers Parks's best-selling memoirs, this award-winning television miniseries explores behind-the-scenes life at the White House as seen through the eyes of staffers during the course of eight different presidential administrations. Parks (Leslie Uggams), who served as a seamstress, her housemaid mother (Olivia Cole) and other workers that keep 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in top shape observe the terms from Taft through Eisenhower.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 86%
DVD
(2003)
Exploring the worst European sea tragedy in recent history, this conspiracy drama adapts journalist Jutta Rabe's book about the alleged cover-up of events leading to the disaster. In 1994, the ferry MS &NFi;Estonia&NFi_; capsized in the Baltic Sea, killing more than 850 passengers and raising disturbing questions about the vessel's secret cargo. Greta Scacchi leads the cast as the dogged reporter determined to uncover the truth. Jurgen Prochnow co-stars.
Director: Reuben Leder
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 0%
DVD
(1990)
Based on powerful true events in China, this drama tells the story of a recent college graduate who, after spending time in Tiananmen Square, finds herself doing some intense spiritual soul-searching. But in this atheist, communist land, spiritual leanings can be dangerous. Will the word of God lead this young woman to her chosen path of enlightenment, or will the society she lives in thwart her religious growth?
Cast: Ah Choi
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
DVD
(1994)
Based on the true story of an infamous female warrior, this drama tells the tale of Phoolan Devi (Seema Biswas), a social pariah in her Indian town who forms a group of Robin Hood-like criminals to "redistribute" landowners' wealth to poor tenant farmers. After suffering childhood abuse at the hands of local villagers, Devi seeks revenge through a massacre that kills 20, then creates the gang that will turn her into a legendary folk hero.
Director: Shekhar Kapur
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 100%
Audience Score: 73%
DVD
(2012)
In 1980 East Germany, Barbara, a doctor, is reassigned to a small rural hospital as punishment for trying to find work in the West. Biding time until her lover can help her defect, Barbara begins to suspect that her new boss knows of her plans.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 100%
Audience Score: 54%
DVD
(2007)
True events in Iraq inspire this wrenching documentary-like drama from director Nick Broomfield about a roadside bombing near the insurgent hotbed town of Haditha and the subsequent revenge killing of 24 Iraqis by the U.S. Marine unit that was hit. Told from different perspectives -- the Marines, the bombers and innocent civilians just trying to get by -- this provocative look at the madness of war defies easy answers.
Director: Nick Broomfield
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 67%
Audience Score: 71%
StreamingDVD
(2007)
True events in Iraq inspire this wrenching documentary-like drama from director Nick Broomfield about a roadside bombing near the insurgent hotbed town of Haditha and the subsequent revenge killing of 24 Iraqis by the U.S. Marine unit that was hit. Told from different perspectives -- the Marines, the bombers and innocent civilians just trying to get by -- this provocative look at the madness of war defies easy answers.
Director: Nick Broomfield
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 67%
Audience Score: 71%
StreamingDVD
(2007)
With the World Trade Organization about to convene in his city, Seattle's Mayor Jim Tobin (Ray Liotta) tries to make sure all events go smoothly. As tensions between protestors and authorities rise out of control, activists and bystanders get caught in the crossfire. Based on the 1999 protest referred to as the "Battle of Seattle," this drama features Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Connie Nielsen and Michelle Rodriguez.
Director: Stuart Townsend
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 54%
Audience Score: 65%
DVDBlu-Ray
(2007)
With the World Trade Organization about to convene in his city, Seattle's Mayor Jim Tobin (Ray Liotta) tries to make sure all events go smoothly. As tensions between protestors and authorities rise out of control, activists and bystanders get caught in the crossfire. Based on the 1999 protest referred to as the "Battle of Seattle," this drama features Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Connie Nielsen and Michelle Rodriguez.
Director: Stuart Townsend
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 54%
Audience Score: 65%
DVDBlu-Ray
(1992)
A corrupt Mexican politician (Sergio Bustamante) seeks a safe haven from the press and his former constituents when his high-profile fraud case comes back to haunt him. Fleeing to a remote, nearly abandoned hotel -- that he conveniently happens to own -- he's joined by his wife and children, who decide not to help him and even swear off his ill-gotten gains.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 1.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 0%
DVD
(2000)
Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Director: Julian Schnabel
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
DVD
(2011)
This historical propaganda epic tells the story of the events leading up to the creation of the Chinese Communist Party, beginning with warlord Yuan Shikai's attempt to reestablish a monarchy after the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
StreamingDVD
(2011)
This historical propaganda epic tells the story of the events leading up to the creation of the Chinese Communist Party, beginning with warlord Yuan Shikai's attempt to reestablish a monarchy after the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
StreamingDVD
(2001)
With the fascist movement on the rise in 1930s Italy, a man and his family leave for America -- and end up in Marseilles, France. Desperate for work, Orfeo Mancini (Jacques Gamblin) is reduced to taking a job as a laborer for a land tycoon who once courted his wife (Yaël Abecassis). Their struggle worsens as Orfeo's employer -- an Italian expatriate -- becomes a Mussolini supporter, leaving the Mancini family desperate to find freedom
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 50%
DVD
(2003)
Starring Aidan Quinn and Kelsey Grammer, this A&E original movie tells the story of the fall and rise of Benedict Arnold. Arnold's (Quinn) marriage to a loyalist woman causes huge controversy, forcing him to reexamine where his allegiances lie. One of the key figures (and perhaps the most infamous) in the Revolution, Arnold must decide whether he loves his wife enough to defect. This drama comes from Band of Brothers director Mikael Salomon.
Director: Mikael Salomon
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 19%
DVD
(1993)
Antonio Banderas stars as Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in this provocative biopic originally produced for Italian television. Following the rise and fall of one of the most infamous political figures in modern history, the film traces Mussolini's journey from his days as a young star of the Socialist Party to his years as a proponent of government fascism and ally of Adolf Hitler, a relationship that would ultimately cost him his life.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 36%
Streaming
(1993)
Antonio Banderas stars as Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in this provocative biopic originally produced for Italian television. Following the rise and fall of one of the most infamous political figures in modern history, the film traces Mussolini's journey from his days as a young star of the Socialist Party to his years as a proponent of government fascism and ally of Adolf Hitler, a relationship that would ultimately cost him his life.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 36%
StreamingDVD
(1993)
Antonio Banderas stars as Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in this provocative biopic originally produced for Italian television. Following the rise and fall of one of the most infamous political figures in modern history, the film traces Mussolini's journey from his days as a young star of the Socialist Party to his years as a proponent of government fascism and ally of Adolf Hitler, a relationship that would ultimately cost him his life.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 36%
StreamingDVD
(1980)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder directed this 16-hour film that follows Franz Biberkopf (Gunter Lamprecht) after his release from prison in 1920s Germany. Although Biberkopf wants to remain straight, the poor economy ultimately drives him back to a life of petty crime and violence. Based on Alfred Doblin's acclaimed novel, this movie documents a man's descent into depravity and insanity, and sets the stage for the emergence of the Nazi party.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 100%
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(2002)
In 1920, Elizabeth Bowes-Lytton accepted a dance from the Duke of York (aka "Bertie"). Soon, they fell in love, married and had children. But when Bertie's brother, Edward VIII, abdicated, Bertie improbably ascended to the throne of England -- something he'd never planned on doing -- as George VI. This is the story of the couple's life together as king and queen of England, ruling thoughtfully through eras of peace and world war.
Director: Giles Foster
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 75%
DVD
(1998)
While working as a maid in the home of an English composer (David Thewlis) living in Italy, a beautiful young African medical student (Thandie Newton) finds herself besieged by her employer's fervent desires. All the while, on another continent, her husband remains locked behind bars for stirring up political tensions. Oscar-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor) also co-wrote the script for this understated drama.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 75%
Audience Score: 79%
DVD
(1999)
Ten Academy Award-nominated short films based on romantic tales make up this fascinating collection from the National Film Board of Canada. Spectacular visuals and groundbreaking animation techniques are on display in films such as Ryan Larkin's Walking (1969), Norman McLaren's Pas De Deux (1968), David Fine's and Alion Snowden's Oscar-winning Bob's Birthday (1994), A Chairy Tale (1957) and more.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 1.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 0%
DVD
(1994)
Patricia Arquette stars as American widow Laura Bowman, a young doctor who's unwittingly drawn into political turmoil while vacationing in Burma in the late 1980s, in this fictionalized drama based on actual events. Bowman initially left San Francisco with her sister (Frances McDormand) in an attempt to escape painful memories of her husband and son's violent deaths. But her fight to escape to Thailand could prove just as harrowing.
Director: John Boorman
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
DVD
(2005)
As bloody genocide erupts in Rwanda in April 1994, a weathered Catholic priest (John Hurt) and a fresh-faced British schoolteacher (Hugh Dancy) are forced to decide whether to flee with their lives or tempt fate by staying behind. With thousands of Tutsis being slaughtered all around them, the choice seems easy, but thinking selfishly is anything but simple in this harrowing, well-crafted drama from director Michael Caton-Jones.
MPAA Rating: UR
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 84%
Audience Score: 85%
DVD
(1977)
A loose remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, this fourth film starring Tom Laughlin as Billy Jack begins when the governor pardons Jack for the trumped-up charges that landed him in jail in The Trial of Billy Jack. On his release, Jack is appointed to a U.S. Senate seat to help garner the youth and minority vote for the governor. When he discovers corruption in the Senate, Jack becomes determined to stir things up on the floor.
Director: Tom Laughlin
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 0%
Audience Score: 46%
DVD
(1996)
This drama set in modern Havana combines romance, politics and heavy doses of salsa music. Pro-Castro Gustavo (Rene Lavan) wants to study in Prague; his brother (Larry Villanueva) loves American rock 'n' roll; and his sultry girlfriend (Mayte Vilan) seeks fame as a dancer in Miami. All three of them must resort to drastic measures to escape the oppressive Cuban system and find happiness.
Director: Leon Ichaso
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 66%
DVD
(2006)
Gary Dourdan stars in this gripping biopic as Black Panther George Jackson, the founder of the Black Guerilla Family who became a firebrand of the civil rights movement in the 1960s with a pair of best-sellers penned from prison. One of the most infamous prisoner-activists of the time, Jackson was at the center of many noteworthy events, including a courtroom hostage protest by his brother and the revenge killing of a corrupt prison guard.
Director: Samm Styles
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
DVD
(2004)
In this intense docudrama based on the book by the same name by S. Hussain Zaidi, director Anurag Kashyap tracks the aftermath of a 1993 mass bombing in Bombay through the eyes of a journalist covering the story.
Director: Anurag Kashyap
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 86%
Audience Score: 85%
StreamingDVD
(2004)
In this intense docudrama based on the book by the same name by S. Hussain Zaidi, director Anurag Kashyap tracks the aftermath of a 1993 mass bombing in Bombay through the eyes of a journalist covering the story.
Director: Anurag Kashyap
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 86%
Audience Score: 85%
StreamingDVD
(2006)
Nina Kervel-Bey stars as 9-year-old Anna, a privileged young Parisian girl whose orderly, structured life is thrown into turmoil when her parents are drawn into Paris's turbulent and radical 1970s political scene. Julie Gavras (daughter of famed French filmmaker Costa-Gavras) directs this 2007 Sundance Film Festival competition entry.
Director: Julie Gavras
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 93%
Audience Score: 89%
Streaming
(1989)
Louisiana governor Earl Long (Paul Newman) is known for his grandiose behavior and his fondness for strip clubs. Unabashed about his habits, Long falls in love with much younger stripper Blaze Starr (Lolita Davidovich) -- an affair that Long's rivals use to attack his character. The matchup comes as a surprise to no one, but as their relationship progresses, Long's political career is increasingly strained.
Director: Ron Shelton
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 80%
Audience Score: 40%
DVD
(2006)
Mateus (Leonardo Vieira), Antônia (Simone Spoladore) and their children are thrust headlong into the political turbulence of 1950s and '60s Brazil when police violently arrest an outlaw during the grand opening of the family's new grocery store. The brutal act is only the first of many wounds the family will sustain during the tumultuous era in this gripping drama, based on the novel by Miguel Jorge.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 33%
DVD
(2006)
In war-ravaged Sierra Leone, diamond smuggler Danny Archer learns that a local fisherman has stumbled upon a gigantic gem, and he offers to reunite the man with his family in exchange for the diamond.
Director: Edward Zwick
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 62%
Audience Score: 90%
DVDBlu-Ray
(2006)
In war-ravaged Sierra Leone, diamond smuggler Danny Archer learns that a local fisherman has stumbled upon a gigantic gem, and he offers to reunite the man with his family in exchange for the diamond.
Director: Edward Zwick
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 62%
Audience Score: 90%
DVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
From director Jeb Stuart comes this earnest drama based on the real-life 1970 murder of black Vietnam veteran Henry Marrow by virulent racists subsequently acquitted by an all-white North Carolina jury despite overwhelming evidence of their guilt. As local white minister Vernon Tyson (Rick Schroder) tries to integrate his congregation in the midst of the trial, African-American schoolteacher Ben Chavis (Nate Parker) begins a crusade of his own.
Director: Jeb Stuart
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 50%
Audience Score: 71%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
From director Jeb Stuart comes this earnest drama based on the real-life 1970 murder of black Vietnam veteran Henry Marrow by virulent racists subsequently acquitted by an all-white North Carolina jury despite overwhelming evidence of their guilt. As local white minister Vernon Tyson (Rick Schroder) tries to integrate his congregation in the midst of the trial, African-American schoolteacher Ben Chavis (Nate Parker) begins a crusade of his own.
Director: Jeb Stuart
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 50%
Audience Score: 71%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
From director Jeb Stuart comes this earnest drama based on the real-life 1970 murder of black Vietnam veteran Henry Marrow by virulent racists subsequently acquitted by an all-white North Carolina jury despite overwhelming evidence of their guilt. As local white minister Vernon Tyson (Rick Schroder) tries to integrate his congregation in the midst of the trial, African-American schoolteacher Ben Chavis (Nate Parker) begins a crusade of his own.
Director: Jeb Stuart
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 50%
Audience Score: 71%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2002)
On Sunday, Jan. 30, 1972, in a Catholic district of Northern Ireland, 13 unarmed civilian demonstrators were shot and killed by members of the British Parachute Regiment. Director Paul Greengrass's documentary-style drama depicts the massacre.
Director: Paul Greengrass
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 92%
Audience Score: 88%
StreamingDVD
(2002)
On Sunday, Jan. 30, 1972, in a Catholic district of Northern Ireland, 13 unarmed civilian demonstrators were shot and killed by members of the British Parachute Regiment. Director Paul Greengrass's documentary-style drama depicts the massacre.
Director: Paul Greengrass
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 92%
Audience Score: 88%
StreamingDVD
(2006)
The lives of 22 strangers intersect at Los Angeles's Ambassador Hotel on June 6, 1968, a day that culminated in the assassination of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Vignettes from the hotel shed light on American society in a volatile era.
Director: Emilio Estevez
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 46%
Audience Score: 72%
DVD
(2000)
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Ulrich Tukur) pays the ultimate price for speaking out against the Nazi party in this dramatization of the German Lutheran minister's life. The clergyman actively opposes Hitler's regime, heroically condemning its atrocities. On many occasions, he has the opportunity to keep his peace and save his own life, but he stands by his moral convictions and is eventually hanged by the Nazis one month before the end of the war.
Director: Eric Till
MPAA Rating: UR
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 72%
DVD
(1993)
A black South African family struggles to stay together as the father (Danny Glover), a senior police official, and the son, a student activist, clash amidst the upheaval of apartheid. But the ever-increasing violence soon forces the father to make a choice between his closely held beliefs and his son's life. Based on the play by Percy Mtwa, the movie marks Morgan Freeman's directorial debut and also stars Malcolm McDowall and Alfre Woodard.
Director: Morgan Freeman
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 80%
Audience Score: 49%
DVD
(2008)
Disenchanted with the political upheavals that rocked France in 1968, young lovers Yves (Yannick Renier), Catherine (Laetitia Casta) and Hervé (Yann Trégouët) retreat to a rural commune, where their ideals finally collide with the tough realities of life. Years later, Yves and Catherine watch as their two children cast about for their own identity in a new political era. Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau direct this drama.
MPAA Rating: UR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
DVD
(1989)
Tom Cruise stars in an Oscar-nominated turn as U.S. Marine Ron Kovic, who returns home from the Vietnam War paralyzed from the chest down. After months of hellish rehabilitation, he finds renewed purpose protesting the war he once proudly fought. The film -- based on Kovic's autobiography of the same name -- earned Oliver Stone an Academy Award for Best Director, and also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Berenger and Frank Whaley.
Director: Oliver Stone
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 90%
Audience Score: 70%
StreamingDVD
(1989)
Tom Cruise stars in an Oscar-nominated turn as U.S. Marine Ron Kovic, who returns home from the Vietnam War paralyzed from the chest down. After months of hellish rehabilitation, he finds renewed purpose protesting the war he once proudly fought. The film -- based on Kovic's autobiography of the same name -- earned Oliver Stone an Academy Award for Best Director, and also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Berenger and Frank Whaley.
Director: Oliver Stone
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 90%
Audience Score: 70%
StreamingDVD
(2000)
When university student Daniel falls for a girl whose father is leading the charge for segregated classrooms, he becomes the target of unwanted violence. Fleeing Tehran together, the young lovers make their way to the countryside, but their attempts to come home are fraught with peril. This Iranian drama is perhaps more famous for the headlines it drew when its director, Ahmad Reza Darvish, was kidnapped by extremists -- and later rescued.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
DVD
(2002)
Religion and politics collide in this searing morality tale about novice priest Father Brendan (Tom Murphy), who's taken to hear the final confession of a suspected Irish Republican Army informer before his execution. But the pacifist young cleric balks when he learns that the sacrament he's been summoned to administer will pave the way for the condemned man's death. Jim Norton, Darragh Kelly and Catherine Cusack also star.
Director: Marion Comer
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 86%
DVD
(2000)
An immigrant named Maya who crosses the Mexican border to join her sister, Rosa, gets a job as a janitor in a large office building. Outraged by the boss's mistreatment of the workers, Maya teams up with a union organizer to fight for justice.
Director: Ken Loach
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 65%
Audience Score: 75%
StreamingDVD
(2000)
An immigrant named Maya who crosses the Mexican border to join her sister, Rosa, gets a job as a janitor in a large office building. Outraged by the boss's mistreatment of the workers, Maya teams up with a union organizer to fight for justice.
Director: Ken Loach
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 65%
Audience Score: 75%
StreamingDVD
(1988)
Persuading the station manager to let him host a morning show, Gonzalez and his seductive ballads conquer the Latino public, until then unknown and ignored. But when a power player asks for political support, Gonzalez discovers the power of his position and the establishment recognizes the need to put a stop to his social awakening.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.5/5.0
DVD
(2007)
Told from the viewpoint of each sibling, this politically charged drama underscores the different reactions of a British Muslim brother and sister to new government anti-terrorism legislation.
Director: Peter Kosminsky
MPAA Rating: TV-14
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Streaming
(2007)
Peter Kosminsky's BAFTA-Award winning drama centers on a British Muslim family that is pulled in radically different directions by their conflicting personal experiences in post-Sept. 11 Britain.
MPAA Rating: TV-14
Netflix Rating: 2.5/5.0
Streaming
(2007)
Sohail, a young Muslim Brit, joins MI5, where his first assignment is to help track down a terrorist cell linked to the July 7, 2005, London bombers.
MPAA Rating: TV-14
Netflix Rating: N/A
Streaming
(2007)
After suffering the loss of a friend, Nasima is sent by her family to Pakistan, where she becomes involved with a jihadist terrorist group.
MPAA Rating: TV-14
Netflix Rating: N/A
Streaming
(1980)
When new prison warden Henry Brubaker (Robert Redford) goes undercover in a state penitentiary, he's horrified by what he sees: Prisoners are being sold as slaves, and decent food can't be obtained without cold, hard cash. Brubaker sets out to improve the system, but the more he reforms, the more enemies he makes among the townspeople who've benefited from the corruption. Soon, he's in a heap of trouble -- and no one seems willing to help him.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 83%
Audience Score: 72%
DVD
(1939)
A man fights from within prison walls to clear his name in this gripping drama. Wrongly imprisoned for political reasons, an innocent man fights a corrupt official to gain his release. The prison nurse believes in the inmate's innocence, but her good word may not be enough -- before he is able to appear before the parole board, the man is framed for murdering a guard. Robert Wilcox, Beverly Roberts and George Pembroke star.
Director: Victor Halperin
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 43%
DVD
(1994)
Col. Sergei Kotov, his wife Maroussia and daughter Nadia are enjoying life at their beautiful country estate in Stalinist Russia when a mysterious man arrives, shattering their hopes for a peaceful existence. Mitia, who once was Maroussia's lover, seems perfectly charming at first -- but it soon becomes clear he has a sinister agenda. Nikita Mikhalkov's powerful portrait of viciousness during the Stalin era won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 79%
Audience Score: 92%
DVD
(2007)
A dark chapter of U.S. history comes to light in this epic saga (which earned an Emmy Award for Best Made-for-Television Movie) of the U.S. government's deliberate extermination of the American Indians. Beginning after the Sioux victory at Little Big Horn, the film traces the stories of three men: a Sioux doctor (Adam Beach), a lobbying senator (Aidan Quinn) and the Lakota hero Sitting Bull (August Schellenberg).
Director: Yves Simoneau
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 78%
DVD
(2007)
The bonus material for the story of the Sioux's struggles against the U.S. government includes "Making History," "The Heart of a People," "Telling the Story" and a photo gallery.
Director: Yves Simoneau
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 78%
DVD
(1999)
At the onset of the Spanish Civil War, a sheltered boy (Manuel Lozano) in rural northern Spain forms an indelible bond with his kindly leftist teacher (Fernando Fernán Gómez), who imparts his love for nature to the young student. Director Jose Luis Cuerda gentle and nostalgic drama, based on the short stories of Manuel Rivas, was nominated for 13 Goya Awards (the Spanish Oscar), winning for Best Adapted Screenplay.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(2007)
When a NATO train on a mission is stalled by a village functionary (Razvan Vasilescu), the Marines escorting the train (Armand Assante and Jamie Elman) are besieged by the mayor, love-struck local women and striking factory workers, all trying to use the delay to their own advantage. Based on an actual incident, this is the final film by acclaimed Romanian director Cristian Nemescu, who died a few weeks after its completion.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 89%
Audience Score: 80%
StreamingDVD
(2007)
When a NATO train on a mission is stalled by a village functionary (Razvan Vasilescu), the Marines escorting the train (Armand Assante and Jamie Elman) are besieged by the mayor, love-struck local women and striking factory workers, all trying to use the delay to their own advantage. Based on an actual incident, this is the final film by acclaimed Romanian director Cristian Nemescu, who died a few weeks after its completion.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 89%
Audience Score: 80%
StreamingDVD
(1979)
Malcolm McDowell portrays the infamous emperor who wielded godlike power over ancient Rome while at the same time sleeping with his sister (Teresa Ann Savoy). Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole and John Gielgud co-star in this film produced by &NFi;Penthouse Magazine&NFi_; editor Bob Guccione and written by Gore Vidal. Warning: This unrated edition contains explicit sex, nudity and violence as well as disturbing imagery.
Director: Tinto Brass
MPAA Rating: UR
Netflix Rating: 2.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 21%
Audience Score: 39%
DVDBlu-Ray
(1979)
Malcolm McDowell portrays the infamous emperor who wielded godlike power over ancient Rome while at the same time sleeping with his sister (Teresa Ann Savoy). Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole and John Gielgud co-star in this film produced by &NFi;Penthouse Magazine&NFi_; editor Bob Guccione and written by Gore Vidal. Warning: This unrated edition contains explicit sex, nudity and violence as well as disturbing imagery.
Director: Tinto Brass
MPAA Rating: UR
Netflix Rating: 2.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 21%
Audience Score: 39%
DVDBlu-Ray
(1979)
The bonus material for this racy sword-and-sandals epic includes an alternate pre-release version of the film.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 21%
Audience Score: 39%
DVD
(1981)
"Bionic Woman" Lindsay Wagner stars as Callie Bordeaux, the anguished heroine of this made-for-TV melodrama. After becoming pregnant, teenage Callie gives up her baby for adoption. Years later, she uses the power of her millionaire husband (Dabney Coleman) to locate her grown son, Randy (Jameson Parker). To her despair, however, Callie can't come between Randy and a manipulative social climber (Michelle Pfeiffer, in an early role).
Director: Waris Hussein
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 42%
Streaming
(1979)
A factory worker named Filip (Jerzy Stuhr) buys an 8mm movie camera to record his new daughter's formative years. Before long, Filip's increasing expertise leads his boss to offer the erstwhile factory worker-cum-cameraman a new job: making films that will give outsiders a clearer picture of how things work at their factory. But soon, Filip's unvarnished, truthful films begin to rankle his boss (and even Filip's own wife) and threaten his job.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 89%
Audience Score: 89%
DVD
(1987)
At the end of World War II, a squad of African soldiers led by Sgt. Maj. Diatta (Iprahim Sane) rebels against the injustices of French West Africa's supremacist rule. Refusing to be subjugated, the men face tragedy with the courage that will make them martyrs. Detained in a prison camp and denied equality, these brave veterans rise up against the French military they served so gallantly, only to encounter the ultimate inhumanity.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
DVD
(2004)
After her husband passes away, 42-year-old Rachel Gerlik (Michaela Eshet) decides to get a fresh start and moves from Jerusalem to the West Bank with her two teenage daughters in this thoughtful drama set in 1981. But while her judgmental, uptight new neighbors are busy playing matchmaker for single mother Rachel, trouble begins to brew with her girls, Esti (Maya Maron) and Tami (Hani Furstenberg). Moshe Ivgy plays Rachel's new love interest.
Director: Joseph Cedar
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Streaming
(2000)
Set in Portugal, actress Maria de Medeiros's directorial debut depicts the events of April 25, 1974, when the country was freed from 40 years of dictatorship. Told through the eyes of two army captains and a teacher (de Medeiros), this historical drama relives the day in which a section of the Portuguese military, disgusted at domestic repression and bloody colonial conflict in Africa, instituted a nonviolent coup to oust the fascist government.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
DVD
(1947)
Based on real events, this historical drama is set in 19th-century Ireland, when poverty-stricken tenants dispossessed by greedy landowner Capt. Boycott (Cecil Parker) band together to assert their rights. Patriotic farmer Hugh Davin (Stewart Granger) leads the rebels. Choosing nonviolent resistance, the villagers ostracize their nemesis, who squanders his fortune to repair his ruined reputation and wagers what's left on a horse race.
Director: Frank Launder
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 0%
Streaming
(2010)
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez -- aka Carlos the Jackal -- is an elusive Venezuelan terrorist who executed scores of assassination plots, abductions and bombings across Europe and the Middle East. This biopic follows Carlos from 1973 to 1994.
Director: Olivier Assayas
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 85%
Streaming
(2010)
Édgar Ramírez stars as Ilich Ramírez Sánchez -- aka Carlos the Jackal -- an elusive Venezuelan terrorist who executed scores of assassination plots, abductions and bombings across Europe and the Middle East. This Golden Globe-winning biopic follows Sanchez from 1973 to 1994 as he and his cohorts wreak havoc on the Left Bank in Paris, storm OPEC headquarters in Vienna and carry out other devastating acts of politically motivated violence. This is the 5 1/2 hour miniseries.
Director: Olivier Assayas
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 85%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
Over the course of two decades, an elusive Venezuelan terrorist pulls off assassination plots, abductions and bombings across Europe and the Middle East and carries out devastating acts of politically motivated violence.
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 85%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
Over the course of two decades, an elusive Venezuelan terrorist pulls off assassination plots, abductions and bombings across Europe and the Middle East and carries out devastating acts of politically motivated violence.
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 85%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
Over the course of two decades, an elusive Venezuelan terrorist pulls off assassination plots, abductions and bombings across Europe and the Middle East and carries out devastating acts of politically motivated violence.
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 85%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
Édgar Ramírez stars as Ilich Ramírez Sánchez -- aka Carlos the Jackal -- an elusive Venezuelan terrorist who executed scores of assassination plots, abductions and bombings across Europe and the Middle East. This Golden Globe-winning biopic follows Sanchez from 1973 to 1994 as he and his cohorts wreak havoc on the Left Bank in Paris, storm OPEC headquarters in Vienna and carry out other devastating acts of politically motivated violence. This is the 5 1/2 hour miniseries.
Director: Olivier Assayas
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 85%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
Édgar Ramírez stars as Ilich Ramírez Sánchez -- aka Carlos the Jackal -- an elusive Venezuelan terrorist who executed scores of assassination plots, abductions and bombings across Europe and the Middle East. This Golden Globe-winning biopic follows Sanchez from 1973 to 1994 as he and his cohorts wreak havoc on the Left Bank in Paris, storm OPEC headquarters in Vienna and carry out other devastating acts of politically motivated violence. This is the 5 1/2 hour miniseries.
Director: Olivier Assayas
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 85%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
Carlos the Jackal was a leftist revolutionary who famously raided OPEC headquarters, only to be cast aside by those he supported.
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 85%
Streaming
(2010)
This episode continues the saga of revolutionary Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, aka Carlos the Jackal, one of the most famous political terrorists.
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 85%
Streaming
(2010)
This episode concludes the story of Carlos the Jackal, a leftist terrorist abandoned by the cause and forced to face trial for his acts of violence.
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 85%
Streaming
(2010)
Kevin Spacey stars in this biographical drama as disgraced political lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who defrauded American Indian tribes out of tens of millions of dollars in his efforts to peddle influence in Washington's corridors of power.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 36%
Audience Score: 35%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
Kevin Spacey stars in this biographical drama as disgraced political lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who defrauded American Indian tribes out of tens of millions of dollars in his efforts to peddle influence in Washington's corridors of power.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 36%
Audience Score: 35%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
Kevin Spacey stars in this biographical drama as disgraced political lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who defrauded American Indian tribes out of tens of millions of dollars in his efforts to peddle influence in Washington's corridors of power.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 36%
Audience Score: 35%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2007)
Texas congressman Charlie Wilson sets a series of earth-shaking events in motion when he conspires with a CIA operative (Philip Seymour Hoffman, in an Oscar-nominated role) to aid Afghan mujahideen rebels in their fight against the Soviet Red Army.
Director: Mike Nichols
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 81%
Audience Score: 73%
DVD
(2001)
A Scottish woman (Cate Blanchett) searching for her missing pilot boyfriend during World War II must choose between finding her lost love and taking a stand when she meets a local farmer (Michael Gambon) and his son (Billy Crudup), a leader in the resistance who's harboring two Jewish children. Australian director Gillian Armstrong helms this period drama based on Sebastian Faulks's novel of the same name.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 32%
Audience Score: 61%
StreamingDVD
Streaming until: November 1, 2012
(2001)
A Scottish woman (Cate Blanchett) searching for her missing pilot boyfriend during World War II must choose between finding her lost love and taking a stand when she meets a local farmer (Michael Gambon) and his son (Billy Crudup), a leader in the resistance who's harboring two Jewish children. Australian director Gillian Armstrong helms this period drama based on Sebastian Faulks's novel of the same name.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 32%
Audience Score: 61%
StreamingDVD
Streaming until: November 1, 2012
(2004)
New York attorney Libby (Juliette Lewis) is a go-getter who won't let anyone stand in the way of her success. But when she accepts a pro bono case involving young Afghan dissident Meena (Layla Alizada), Libby finds her corporate dreams replaced by a growing sense of idealism. Seeking asylum in the United States after years of oppression under the Taliban, Meena desperately wants freedom, and Libby is her only hope. But can Libby deliver?
Director: Don McBrearty
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 71%
DVD
(2005)
Eduardo Noriega stars as Ernesto "Che" Guevara in this riveting film that follows the fearless revolutionary as he takes up arms in Fidel Castro's bloody fight to overthrow Cuba's U.S.-backed government. As Che becomes a leader in guerilla warfare, his passion for social equality pushes him to the edge of brutality; his determination to purge oppression will make him a rebel to some, a hero to many and a legend to all.
Director: Josh Evans
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 6%
Audience Score: 64%
DVD
(2001)
Hungarian director Ibolya Fekete takes on a difficult subject -- the high cost of war and relevance of idealism -- in this moving film. As seen through the eyes of a young traveler who manages to find himself in places that soon are embroiled in discord -- such as Latin America in the 1960s, Hungary in the '80s and Croatia in the '90s -- the world appears to be a beautiful but conflicted and anguished place. Janos Agoston and Sasa Anocic star.
Director: Ibolya Fekete
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(1984)
Prejudices fade when Protestant and Catholic children from Northern Ireland spend the summer together in Los Angeles in this provocative drama. The kids live with host families as part of an effort to heal longtime political and social divides, and the program begins to work as the kids, away from their war-torn homeland, develop close bonds. But can they maintain their new friendships once they return home? Julia Duffy and Charles Haid star.
Director: George Schaefer
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 25%
DVD
(1990)
One woman's story of survival and faith in the face of Communist oppression, this Christian drama follows the life of Sung Neng Yee (Julia Nickson-Soul). Adopted into a wealthy Shanghai family in 1941, Sung Neng enjoys a privileged life until the Japanese seize her home. She joins the Communists, but party officials persecute her when she marries a Hong Kong man. Sung Neng finds strength in God as she tries to survive her terrible circumstances.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 84%
DVD
(1997)
Amid the final, frenzied days before the British handover of Hong Kong to communist China, circumstances keep a foreign photojournalist (Jeremy Irons) apart from the woman he loves (Gong Li). As the deadline approaches for the transfer of power, he must take action, or risk losing what he holds dearest. Capturing the end of an era, director Wayne Wang's haunting romantic drama co-stars Maggie Cheung.
Director: Wayne Wang
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 62%
Audience Score: 55%
DVD
(1949)
Blacklisted director Edward Dmytryk adapted this affecting neorealist movie from the 1939 novel by Pietro Di Donato. The lives of Italian-American immigrants struggling to find work in the construction industry around the time of the Great Depression is the focus, and the story is a gritty, compelling drama that pulls no punches in its portrayal of urban living.
Director: Edward Dmytryk
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(1979)
Set in the mid-1930s, this film tells the story of Carlo Levi (Gian Maria Volonte), who is exiled to a small Italian village fabled to be the end of the world. There, he learns from the simple villagers, whose salt-of-the-earth character and noble values are new to him. The real-life anti-fascist intellectual Levi eventually comes to terms with his isolation. Irene Pappas plays Giulia Venere, his brave housekeeper.
Director: Francesco Rosi
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
DVD
(1996)
In this award-winning political satire, filmmaker Elia Suleiman plays himself, a young man returning to his Palestinian homeland after spending more than a decade studying film in New York. He documents his return to his roots by recording his wanderings through Nazareth and Jerusalem. The resulting work is a series of thought-provoking vignettes expressing Suleiman's view of contemporary Israeli-Arab life -- and it's not a pretty picture.
Director: Elia Suleiman
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 80%
Audience Score: 71%
DVD
(1981)
Acclaimed filmmaker Volker Schlondorff meditates on the evils of war in this drama about a German journalist, Georg (Bruno Ganz), who trades the slow death of his marriage for the incessant assault of chaotic Beirut. He's on assignment for his paper with his shutterbug confidant, Hoffman (Jerzy Skolimowski), and is immediately lost amid the carnage. When he meets a stunning local (Hanna Schygulla), the personal crashes with the political.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
DVD
(1941)
Orson Welles reinvented movies at the age of 26 with this audacious biography of newspaper baron Charles Foster Kane, which, in essence, was a thinly veiled portrait of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Welles's complex and technically stunning film chronicles Kane's rise from poverty to become one of America's most influential men -- and it's considered one of the best movies ever made.
Director: Orson Welles
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 100%
Audience Score: 91%
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(1941)
Orson Welles reinvented movies at the age of 26 with this audacious biography of newspaper baron Charles Foster Kane, which, in essence, was a thinly veiled portrait of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Welles's complex and technically stunning film chronicles Kane's rise from poverty to become one of America's most influential men -- and it's considered one of the best movies ever made.
Director: Orson Welles
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 100%
Audience Score: 91%
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(1996)
This sprawling tale wends its way from New York City's crime-ridden streets to the halls of power after a police shootout leaves innocent people dead. The probe to understand what happened only unearths more questions. With Al Pacino as the mayor, John Cusack as his deputy and an ensemble cast that includes Bridget Fonda and Danny Aiello, City Hall brilliantly examines the principles, politics and compromises that make a metropolis percolate.
Director: Harold Becker
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 52%
Audience Score: 41%
StreamingDVD
(1996)
This sprawling tale wends its way from New York City's crime-ridden streets to the halls of power after a police shootout leaves innocent people dead. The probe to understand what happened only unearths more questions. With Al Pacino as the mayor, John Cusack as his deputy and an ensemble cast that includes Bridget Fonda and Danny Aiello, City Hall brilliantly examines the principles, politics and compromises that make a metropolis percolate.
Director: Harold Becker
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 52%
Audience Score: 41%
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(1991)
In Hudson City, N.J., whites, blacks, unions and the police form their own tribes and jockey for influence over pieces of hard-won turf. This drama's multifaceted storyline follows several residents (Vincent Spano, Tony Lo Bianco, Angela Bassett, Joe Morton and Chris Cooper, among others), whose paths intersect amidst the decaying city. Writer-director John Sayles has said that this pungent and evocative film is his most autobiographical piece.
Director: John Sayles
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 78%
DVD
(1992)
American doctor Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) travels to Calcutta, India, to search for meaning in his life. His outlook is forever changed when he crosses paths with poverty-stricken Hasari (Om Puri) and his family and Irish clinic volunteer Joan (Pauline Collins). Fighting deplorable living conditions and the local crime boss, Max and Joan team up to provide aid to the sick and dispossessed people of Calcutta in this Roland Joffé-helmed drama.
Director: Roland Joffé
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 57%
Audience Score: 69%
DVD
(1987)
In 1950s Havana, a romance blooms between two young revolutionaries (Isabel Santos and Luis Alberto Garcia) whose clandestine printing press publishes pamphlets meant to stir up rebellion against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. As their popularity grows, so, too, does their revolutionary zeal and their desire to mobilize other urban guerilla units in this popular Cuban drama from acclaimed director Fernando Pérez.
Director: Fernando Perez
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 0%
DVD
(1961)
Winner of several film festival awards, this romantic drama tells the story of a Soviet test pilot (Yevgeni Urbansky) taken prisoner during the Great Patriotic War only to find himself expelled from the Communist Party on his release. Stripped of his job, his awards and most everything else he holds dear, he becomes a drunk. Now, only the love and loyalty of his wife (Nina Drobysheva) may be able to save him.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(2004)
Hip-hop artist Raekwon leads the young urban cast of Coalition, a hard-hitting view inside the gritty and corrupt side of New York's construction industry and the troubled labor unions to which it's so tightly bound. Writer-director Joseph Ariola, a longtime union member, worked closely with a retired NYPD officer to lend authenticity to his story of one man's righteous struggle to expose the city's largest and most dangerous nonunion coalition.
Director: Joseph Ariola
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 29%
DVD
(1988)
Shortly after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's death in 1953, Lavrenty Beria, an all-powerful interior minister, granted a broad amnesty. Suddenly freed and left on their own recognizance were hardened criminals who should never have been let out of their prison cells. It's a cold summer indeed when a pack of these ruffians invade a small village where two amnestied political prisoners are waiting for the arrival of a boat.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
DVD
(2004)
Follow the trials and tribulations of twin brothers and circus clowns Dodo and Naftalin over five decades as they run afoul of the Hungarian Communist Party and blindly initiate the 1956 revolution in Budapest. This poignant dramedy from Hungarian visionary Robert Koltai (who also plays the role of Naftalin) sets key moments in history as the backdrop for the film, which also features an appearance by Czech director Jiri Menzel.
Director: Róbert Koltai
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 0%
DVD
(1978)
While her husband is in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) volunteers at a veteran's clinic, where she encounters embittered paraplegic Luke Martin (Jon Voight). Feeling progressively disconnected from her spouse, Sally starts an emotional and physical affair with Luke. When Sally's husband returns, however, the trio must contend with a new reality -- and a country that turned its back on America's servicemen. Fonda and Voight each won acting Oscars.
Director: Hal Ashby
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 81%
Audience Score: 79%
DVD
(1967)
Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Klavdia Vavilova (Nonna Mordyukova) -- a female commander in the Red Army -- is forced to stay with a Jewish family until her child is born, an experience that proves transformative for both Klavdia and her hosts. Aleksandr Askoldov directs this controversial Russian drama based on a short story by Vasili Grossman, a film that was banned by the Soviet government for more than 20 years.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(2006)
When a white-collar Mexican man (Bruno Bichir) and his English wife (Lorraine Pilkington) are framed for the murder of a politician, they suddenly find themselves pulled ever deeper into a dark web of corrupt government officials, bad cops and murderous henchmen. Can they escape the conspiracy in time? Directed by Jorge Ramírez-Suárez, this suspenseful modern film noir also features Jesús Ochoa and Adam Kotz.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
DVD
(2001)
On January 20, 1942, at the height of the World War II, 15 government officials and SS Commanders attended a conference on the outskirts of Berlin. It was a simple meeting, which -- by the end -- would decide the fate of 6 million lives. This BBC movie is based on the only surviving record of that meeting, which would stand as the blueprint for Hitler's final solution. Kenneth Branagh won an Emmy for his performance as Reinhard Heydrich.
Director: Frank Pierson
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 85%
DVD
(2011)
Actor Ralph Fiennes makes his directorial debut with this modern update of Shakespeare's tale about the arrogant general who is banished by the republic he has protected at all costs, provoking him to ally with former foes and wreck a bloody revenge.
Director: Ralph Fiennes
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 58%
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(1984)
This BBC production, originally broadcast as part of a series exploring the complete works of legendary English dramatist William Shakespeare, breathes life into the Bard's final tragedy, the story of a soldier named Coriolanus (Alan Howard) who excels at warfare but falters when it comes to politics. Irene Worth, Joss Ackland, Patrick Godfrey and Anthony Pedley round out the supporting roles in this critically acclaimed ensemble cast.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 86%
DVD
(2011)
Actor Ralph Fiennes makes his directorial debut with this modern update of Shakespeare's tale about the arrogant general who is banished by the republic he has protected at all costs, provoking him to ally with former foes and wreck a bloody revenge.
Director: Ralph Fiennes
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 58%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2011)
Actor Ralph Fiennes makes his directorial debut with this modern update of Shakespeare's tale about the arrogant general who is banished by the republic he has protected at all costs, provoking him to ally with former foes and wreck a bloody revenge.
Director: Ralph Fiennes
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 58%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(1933)
After attorney Tim Butler (Preston Foster) wins the mayoral race, he goes to work ridding the city of corruption -- which doesn't sit well with some folks at city hall in this vintage drama. Butler is soon ousted in the wake of scandal and wrongly blamed for the killing of a powerful political boss. When more politicos turn up dead, it falls to Butler's secretary (Evalyn Knapp) and a reporter (Charles Delaney) to uncover the assassin's identity.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 1.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 0%
DVD
(1996)
Lt. Col. Nathaniel Serling (Denzel Washington) heads an investigation of the wartime activities of chopper pilot Capt. Karen Walden (Meg Ryan) to verify that she's posthumously worthy of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Serling meets with several soldiers who were under Walden's command, including Ilario (Matt Damon) and Monfriez (Lou Diamond Phillips). But the men give conflicting accounts, so it's up to Serling to uncover the truth.
Director: Edward Zwick
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 85%
Audience Score: 62%
DVDBlu-Ray
(1996)
Lt. Col. Nathaniel Serling (Denzel Washington) heads an investigation of the wartime activities of chopper pilot Capt. Karen Walden (Meg Ryan) to verify that she's posthumously worthy of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Serling meets with several soldiers who were under Walden's command, including Ilario (Matt Damon) and Monfriez (Lou Diamond Phillips). But the men give conflicting accounts, so it's up to Serling to uncover the truth.
Director: Edward Zwick
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 85%
Audience Score: 62%
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(1999)
In the 1930s, as labor strikes erupt across the country, New York City launches a dramatic cultural revolution of its own. Orson Welles (Angus Macfadyen) stages the controversial titular play -- a leftist manifesto. Diego Rivera (Ruben Blades) paints a socialist allegory on the walls of Rockefeller Center. And Margherita Sarfatti (Susan Sarandon) gives Da Vinci masterworks to any millionaire who'll fund her war effort on Mussolini's behalf.
Director: Tim Robbins
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 64%
Audience Score: 65%
DVD
(1989)
"Cross of Fire", an explosive true story of romance, murder and revenge set in the turbulent 1920's, creates a unique event that draws upon the past to comment on the present. John Heard, Mel Harris, David Morse, George Dzunda, Donald Muffat, Kim Hunter and Lloyd Bridges start in this powerful account of the rise and fall of Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon D.C. Stephenson. The film is based on the true story of the Klan's activities in Indianapolis.
Director: Paul Wendkos
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 62%
DVD
(2008)
North Korean ex-soccer player Yong-soo (Cha In-Pyo) doesn't have riches, but he does have a lovely wife, a son he adores and another tyke on the way. And that's enough -- until a medical crisis forces him to sneak into China to buy medicine for his ailing wife. Landing in trouble across the border, he flees to South Korea. But now he can't return to his village -- and hence begins a titanic struggle to get home in this heart-wrenching drama.
Director: Tae-gyun Kim
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 4.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 0%
DVD
(2009)
This thoughtful drama weaves together several stories as it examines immigration in Los Angeles, providing a harrowing look at border crossing, document fraud, asylum seekers, naturalization, counterterrorism and the clash of cultures in America.
Director: Wayne Kramer
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 16%
Audience Score: 53%
DVDBlu-Ray
(2009)
This thoughtful drama weaves together several stories as it examines immigration in Los Angeles, providing a harrowing look at border crossing, document fraud, asylum seekers, naturalization, counterterrorism and the clash of cultures in America.
Director: Wayne Kramer
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 16%
Audience Score: 53%
DVDBlu-Ray
(1987)
In segregated 1970s South Africa, black nationalist Steven Biko (Denzel Washington) and white newspaper editor Donald Woods (Kevin Kline) are unlikely friends with a common goal -- ending apartheid -- in this true story based on Woods's books &NFi;Biko&NFi_; and &NFi;Asking for Trouble&NFi_;. When Biko's beliefs lead him to prison and a deadly fate, Woods rallies to expose the injustice. Director Richard Attenborough's film earned Washington his first Oscar nod.
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 81%
Audience Score: 85%
DVD
(1995)
Shot in the aftermath of Nelson Mandela's election, this film adaptation of South African author Alan Paton's novel tells the story of two men -- one black, one white -- who must cope with family tragedy in the apartheid era. Rural minister Stephen Kumalo (James Earl Jones) travels to Johannesburg in search of his troubled son, while white landowner James Jarvis (Richard Harris) comes to the city to attend to his activist son's murder.
Director: Darrell Roodt
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 77%
Audience Score: 67%
Streaming
(1979)
Viva la Revolución! Director Richard Lester trains his camera lens on the Cuban Revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power in the 1950s. Sean Connery's a British operative sent to train the pro-government Batistas to fight the growing communist insurgency. Brooke Adams is a comely Cuban beauty and an old flame who tries to reignite the passion she and Connery once shared -- this time, amid other exploding bombshells.
Director: Richard Lester
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 44%
Audience Score: 30%
DVD
(1999)
When African-American Marine Cpl. Lindsey Scott (Richard Yearwood) is falsely accused of raping and stabbing a white woman on a Southern military base, Lori Jackson (Lynn Whitfield) -- a civil rights activist with no legal background -- comes to his defense. When the justice system turns against Scott, Jackson turns against the system by doggedly drawing attention to the case in this gripping factual drama.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 33%
DVD
(1984)
Two very different men compete in the World Chess Championship Games. One is a 52-year-old Soviet Jew who's been a chess master for the past 12 years, and the other is a 35-year-old genius who defected to the West several years earlier.
Director: Richard Dembo
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
DVD
(1983)
In the 1960s, a decade after his American parents are executed as Soviet spies, New York graduate student Daniel (Timothy Hutton) contacts friends and relatives in an effort to understand his parents' deaths and confirm his belief that they were innocent. Meanwhile, he participates in anti-Vietnam War protests. Sidney Lumet directs this tense drama, based on E.L. Doctorow's best-selling novel. Mandy Patinkin and Ellen Barkin co-star.
Director: Sidney Lumet
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 43%
Audience Score: 38%
DVD
(1983)
Acting as a metaphor for revolutionary events unfolding in 1980s Poland, this historical drama follows Danton and Robespierre, allies during the French Revolution who find themselves on opposite sides of the struggle to control the country's future.
Director: Andrzej Wajda
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 88%
Audience Score: 79%
DVD
(2001)
After a savage act of retribution, Djimi (Haikal Zakaria) and Koni (Abdoulaye Ahmat), two boyhood friends from a small African village, become hunted revolutionaries. As they struggle in their fight against government troops, Djimi longs to return to the farming life he had to flee, whereas Koni embraces the violent existence of life as a guerilla on the run. The stage is set for a clash between the two friends. Issa Serge Coelo directs.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 67%
DVD
(1989)
This Emmy-winning docudrama chronicles America's development of the atomic bomb, centering on the collaboration and conflict among Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard (Michael Tucker), Gen. Leslie Groves (Brian Dennehy) and scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer (David Strathairn). With World War II raging, the three men struggle with moral, professional and political dilemmas as they work to build the ultimate weapon. Richard Dysart plays Harry Truman.
Director: Joseph Sargent
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 55%
DVD
(2003)
September 11, 2001, was one of the most horrific and heartbreaking days in American history, the catalyst for a new, amorphous and complex war against terrorism and a reason for the country to band together in human kindness, empathy and patriotism. This drama attempts to capture the Bush administration's attempts to manage the situation and the challenges President George W. Bush (Timothy Bottoms) faced in the immediate aftermath.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
DVD
(2003)
It's 1965, and although the Civil Rights Act is already in place, African-Americans and other minorities are still treated like second-class citizens in the town of Bogalusa, La., where a branch of the Ku Klux Klan still flourishes. But Marcus (Forest Whitaker) will no longer accept the rampant racism, especially after cops manhandle him for defending his daughter. Instead, he establishes a group that will protect his oppressed community.
Director: Bill Duke
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 79%
DVD
(2006)
This provocative mockumentary imagines the assassination of President George W. Bush and the fallout that follows, including the media's reaction, the rush to convict an assassin and the machinations of President Cheney. Directed by Gabriel Range (The Day Britain Stopped) and starring Hend Ayoub, Brian Boland, Becky Ann Baker and Robert Mangiardi, the film was awarded the Critic's Prize at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.
Director: Gabriel Range
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 36%
Audience Score: 53%
DVD
(1995)
In this compelling neo-noir set in 1948 Los Angeles, a stranger asks war veteran "Easy" Rawlins to help him locate a missing woman. But Rawlins gets more than he bargained for and soon becomes entangled in a murder mystery.
Director: Carl Franklin
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 87%
Audience Score: 64%
DVD
(1964)
This wicked adaption of the Octave Mirbeau novel is classic Luis Buñuel. Jeanne Moreau is Celestine, a beautiful Parisian domestic who, upon arrival at her new job in provincial 1930s France, entrenches herself in sexual hypocrisy and scandal with Buñuel regulars Michel Piccoli (as a philandering husband) and Muni (as his l'amour fou).
Director: Luis Buñuel
MPAA Rating: UR
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 85%
Audience Score: 82%
DVD
(2012)
This chilling drama details the events near the end of the 2001 G8 summit, when police stormed a school for journalists and brutally attacked the residents -- men and women from all over Europe -- accusing them of planning violent action.
Director: Daniele Vicari
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 70%
DVD
(2002)
In an isolated town in the Peruvian Amazon, a local consul courts trouble when he's harassed by a military diplomat and his estranged daughter suddenly appears. But amid all the chaos, the consul finds refuge in the arms of an ex-cabaret girl. Based on a novel by Chilean author Carlos Franz and filmed on location in the Amazon, this moving story shows how politics, passion and vice can easily destroy paradise.
Director: Geraldo Herrera
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.6/5.0
DVD
(1978)
Ian McShane stars in this Emmy-nominated BBC miniseries tracing the rise of Benjamin Disraeli, the famed 19th-century British politician who helped create the Conservative Party and went on to serve two terms as England's prime minister. Despite criticism that he was -- among other things -- a fop, a dandy and a rake, Disraeli would become one of the greatest prime ministers in Britain's history ... and one of its most scandalous.
Director: Claude Whatham
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 0%
DVD
(1981)
Acclaimed Bosnian director Emir Kusturica's deeply affecting film, made early in his career, features a young cinema buff named Dino (Slavko Stimac) who, seduced by mob capers he sees in the theater, enters a life of crime, unable to tell the difference between glossy cinematic adventures and real-life grit. But that all changes when Dino meets Dolly Bell (Ljiljana Blagojevic), a prostitute for whom he falls madly in love.
Director: Emir Kusturica
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 87%
DVD
(1994)
This docudrama tells the interesting story of Dr. Gerald Bull (Frank Langella), a brilliant weapons manufacturer who was assassinated before he could deliver the ultimate missile -- a "Doomsday Gun" -- to Saddam Hussein. The Iraqi dictator wanted the missile for use in his war with Iran, but both the American and Israeli Secret Service saw to eliminate the potential threat posed by him acquiring such a weapon. Alan Arkin and Kevin Spacey co-star.
Director: Robert Young
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 45%
DVD
(1992)
After persuading an Israeli officer (Amos Kollek) to get her an interview with Jerusalem's mayor, rookie photojournalist Faye Milano (Faye Dunaway) writes a story that angers Israeli authorities. Undaunted, she continues her investigation of a murdered Palestinian boy. But her reckless reporting ends up escalating the conflict and endangering the lives of others. This film features interviews with actual Israeli and Palestinian political figures.
Director: Amos Kollek
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 2.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 80%
DVD
(2006)
Karma (Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso), a Tibetan filmmaker from New York, journeys to the Dalai Lama's exile headquarters in northern India to make a documentary about political prisoners. One of her interviewees is Dhondup (Jampa Kalsang), an ex-monk with a mission to fulfill his mother's dying wish. Karma falls for him, gets drawn into his quest and soon finds herself pulled deeper into India's exiled Tibetan community in this poignant drama.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
StreamingDVD
(2006)
Karma (Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso), a Tibetan filmmaker from New York, journeys to the Dalai Lama's exile headquarters in northern India to make a documentary about political prisoners. One of her interviewees is Dhondup (Jampa Kalsang), an ex-monk with a mission to fulfill his mother's dying wish. Karma falls for him, gets drawn into his quest and soon finds herself pulled deeper into India's exiled Tibetan community in this poignant drama.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
StreamingDVD
(2004)
In 1950s Johannesburg, ambitious young journalist Henry Nxumalo (Taye Diggs) is committed to following through on his groundbreaking project: &NFi;Drum&NFi_;, a publication devoted to issues of importance to blacks. His job is made even more challenging considering apartheid is rife in the country and fast encroaching on Sophiatown, the last bastion of liberalism. The more Henry is determined to make a difference, the deeper he dives into danger.
Director: Zola Maseko
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 86%
Audience Score: 69%
DVD
(1998)
Deepa Mehta directed this stirring tale -- the second movie in a trilogy preceded by Fire and followed by Water -- about the religious and civil wars that broke out in India and Pakistan in the 1947 battle to gain independence from the British. Earth is based on the autobiographical novel &NFi;Cracking India&NFi_; by Bapsi Sidhwa and is told through the eyes of a little girl, Lenny (Maia Sethna), who has one leg in a brace.
Director: Deepa Mehta
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
DVD
(1999)
When Joseph Stalin invites Russian émigrés to return to their motherland, nearly all who accept are killed or taken prisoner. Alexei (Oleg Menchikov), however, is spared because as a physician he's useful to the Soviets. Alex and his wife, Marie (Sandrine Bonnaire), are sent to Kiev, but the KGB suspects Marie of spying, and the husband and wife soon begin to drift apart. Regis Wargnier's film received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film.
Director: Régis Wargnier
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 67%
Audience Score: 84%
DVD
(2004)
Award-winning black actors are showcased in this collection of nuanced films. In Mark of the Hawk, Sidney Poitier struggles with issues of racial equality in modern-day Africa. In The River Niger, James Earl Jones (along with co-star Cicely Tyson) heads a black family trying to make its way in a harsh world. And in South Bronx Heroes, Mario Van Peebles is, well, just that!
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.5/5.0
DVD
(1975)
This British miniseries recounts the life of King Edward the VII, from his young years as a prince to his dramatic transformation into a grown man and, eventually, a monarch whose rule had a profound effect on England and the monarchy itself.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
StreamingDVD
(1975)
This British miniseries recounts the life of King Edward the VII, from his young years as a prince to his dramatic transformation into a grown man and, eventually, a monarch whose rule had a profound effect on England and the monarchy itself.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
Streaming
(1975)
This British miniseries recounts the life of King Edward the VII, from his young years as a prince to his dramatic transformation into a grown man and, eventually, a monarch whose rule had a profound effect on England and the monarchy itself.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
StreamingDVD
(1975)
Distraught with grief, Victoria secludes herself from the public and insists Bertie marry Alix. The couple finds happiness together.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
Streaming
(1975)
Although Victoria searches for a suitable wife for Bertie, he remains reluctant to marry, despite the appeal of Princess Alexandra of Denmark.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
Streaming
(1975)
Suffering under a tyrannical educational system designed by his father and Baron von Stockmar, Bertie grows up perpetually disappointing his parents.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
Streaming
(1975)
Restless and frustrated with Victoria's constant refusals to assign him work, Bertie finally wins her consent to take an official tour of India.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
Streaming
(1975)
This disc includes the following episodes: "The Boy," "An Experiment in Education," "The New World" and "Alix."
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(1975)
This disc includes the following episodes: "Scandal," "The Years of Waiting" and "King at Last"
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(1975)
King Edward fights against his failing health, refusing to let it get in the way of his mission to reform Britain and avoid the war in Europe.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
Streaming
(1975)
Taking Edward as his royal name, the government wonders what kind of king he will be. Anxieties mount as his sister warns him of Wilhelm's intentions.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
Streaming
(1975)
Bertie's scandals rock the royal family once again. Trying to protect his dalliance from public exposure, he exacerbates the situation.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
Streaming
(1975)
A young Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert juggle marriage, a newborn and the demands of government.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
Streaming
(1975)
Victoria's self-imposed isolation stirs republican sentiment in Britain, which Bertie's social scandals further enflame.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
Streaming
(1975)
After charming America, Bertie returns home to attend Oxford University. Entrusted to the eye of his guardian, Bertie manages to make some friends.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
Streaming
(1975)
With Britain's popularity at a low point across Europe, Bertie courts friendly relations with other nations in defiance of the government ministers.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
Streaming
(1975)
Bertie finally gains employment as head of a housing commission but still has time for an affair with the beautiful actress Lillie Langtry.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
Streaming
(1975)
Queen Victoria celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, but the festive spirit is short-lived when conflicts erupt in other parts of the world.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
Streaming
(2007)
After Mossad agents apprehend SS officer Adolf Eichmann (Thomas Kretschmann) in Argentina in 1960, the Nazi war criminal quickly finds himself under interrogation -- by Israeli policeman Avner Less (Troy Garity) -- about his role in orchestrating Adolf Hitler's "final solution." It's a cat-and-mouse faceoff as Less grills Eichmann to extract an admission of guilt. Franka Potente plays Garity's ailing wife in this riveting historical drama.
Director: Robert Young
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 38%
Audience Score: 28%
DVD
(2000)
Set in post-Civil War Spain, this drama centers on former soccer superstar Ramiro (Carmelo Gomez). His soccer team disbanded, Ramiro wanders into a small town where he meets and falls for Manuella (Maribel Verdo), whose injured brother fought for the Resistance. The leader of the town's Civil Guard unit asks Ramiro to participate in a local soccer competition, but there's much more behind the competition than merely the game he loves so much.
Director: Gonzalo Suarez
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 64%
DVD
(1994)
Neto (Óscar Javier Almengor), a young boy with a lone dream to fly in a hot-air balloon, navigates life in 1950s Guatemala, a tumultuous era marked by the U.S. government's overthrow of the country's leftist president. As he attends his Uncle Ernesto's funeral, Neto meets up with an avuncular ghost (Herbert Meneses), who recalls through a series of conversational flashbacks how the military presence affected his life.
Director: Luis Argueta
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
DVD
(1976)
As an impoverished nation looks to the future with hope, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Edward Herrmann) takes the oath of office with Eleanor (Jane Alexander) by his side. Together, the president and first lady inspire a nation, even as their marriage suffers the strains of infidelity. Daniel Petrie directs this Emmy Award-winning drama based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book &NFi;Eleanor and Franklin&NFi_; by Joseph P. Lash.
Director: Daniel Petrie
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(2010)
Tenente-Coronel Nascimento, a hardened vet of Rio de Janeiro's drug wars, is now head of a special police unit. With his new title comes new responsibilities and dangers, which the captain navigates with brashness and resolve.
Director: José Padilha
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 95%
Audience Score: 90%
StreamingDVD
(2010)
Tenente-Coronel Nascimento, a hardened vet of Rio de Janeiro's drug wars, is now head of a special police unit. With his new title comes new responsibilities and dangers, which the captain navigates with brashness and resolve.
Director: José Padilha
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 95%
Audience Score: 90%
StreamingDVD
(2005)
Emmy winner Helen Mirren portrays Queen Elizabeth I in this miniseries that explores the effect of the monarch's public role on her private life. Unable to wed the man she loves, Elizabeth later sets her sights on the earl's stepson.
Director: Tom Hooper
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
DVD
(2005)
Emmy winner Helen Mirren portrays Queen Elizabeth I in this miniseries that explores the effect of the monarch's public role on her private life. Unable to wed the man she loves, Elizabeth later sets her sights on the earl's stepson.
Director: Tom Hooper
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
DVD
(2005)
This biopic chronicles how the shrewd Virgin Queen assumed the throne of a nation in turmoil, stabilized the economy, earned her subjects' devotion and manipulated a succession of suitors to political advantage.
Director: Coky Giedroyc
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
DVD
(2005)
This biopic chronicles how the shrewd Virgin Queen assumed the throne of a nation in turmoil, stabilized the economy, earned her subjects' devotion and manipulated a succession of suitors to political advantage.
Director: Coky Giedroyc
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.8/5.0
DVD
(1971)
This miniseries artfully recounts the long, tumultuous and historically unique reign of Elizabeth Tudor, queen of England from 1558 to 1603. Glenda Jackson gives an acclaimed performance as Elizabeth from her youth to old age.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 94%
StreamingDVD
(1971)
This miniseries artfully recounts the long, tumultuous and historically unique reign of Elizabeth Tudor, queen of England from 1558 to 1603. Glenda Jackson gives an acclaimed performance as Elizabeth from her youth to old age.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 94%
StreamingDVD
(1971)
This Emmy Award-winning miniseries depicts -- with deft attention to historical detail and style -- the extraordinary life of Queen Elizabeth I. Also known as the Virgin Queen, she challenged the status quo and survived plots to overthrow her.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 94%
StreamingDVD
(1971)
This Emmy Award-winning miniseries depicts -- with deft attention to historical detail and style -- the extraordinary life of Queen Elizabeth I. Also known as the Virgin Queen, she challenged the status quo and survived plots to overthrow her.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 94%
StreamingDVD
(1971)
This disc includes the following episodes: "The Lion's Cub" and "The Marriage Game."
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 94%
DVD
(1971)
This disc includes the following episodes: "Shadow of the Sun" and "Horrible Conspiracies."
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 94%
DVD
(1971)
This disc includes the following episodes: "The Enterprise of England" and 'Sweet England's Pride."
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 94%
DVD
(1971)
Elizabeth ponders what to do about her closest living relative -- and sworn enemy -- Mary, Queen of Scots, even as Mary plots against her with a Catholic aristocrat. Will Elizabeth keep her imprisoned, or will she have to take more drastic action?
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 94%
Streaming
(1971)
In an effort to negotiate a lasting peace with France, middle-aged Elizabeth agrees to become engaged to the much younger brother of the French king. Dudley, for his part, does everything to sabotage the marital plans, even as he hides a dark secret.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 94%
Streaming
(1971)
As age catches up with Elizabeth, her self-important right-hand man, the Earl of Essex, believes he's poised to assume the throne after her death. Will he really wear the crown, or will his ego prove to be his undoing?
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 94%
Streaming
(1971)
In response to Queen Mary's execution, Philip II prepares to launch an attack against England. After attempting to make peace, Elizabeth ultimately agrees to mobilize against the Spaniards. But a victory at sea is offset by bad news back in London.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 94%
Streaming
(1971)
After the brief reign of her brother, Edward VI, Mary ascends to the throne and tries to rid England of Protestants. She weds King Philip II of Spain, but the troubled marriage yields no children, leaving Elizabeth I the sole heir to the throne.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 94%
Streaming
(1971)
In the early days of her reign, the most pressing issue for Elizabeth -- at least according to Parliament -- is her need to produce an heir to the throne. A complicated romance and a near-fatal bout of smallpox only serve to raise the stakes.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 94%
Streaming
(2012)
As World War II ends, Gen. MacArthur oversees Japan's surrender, an act that dispels the nation's centuries-old beliefs about its emperor. With the eyes of the world -- and history -- upon them, MacArthur and his protégé will change Japan forever.
Director: Peter Webber
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
DVD
(2005)
Corruption and assassination throw the Roman Republic into chaos, and it's up to the city's fiercest gladiator, Tyrannus (Jonathan Cake), and Julius Caesar's successor, Octavius (Santiago Cabrera), to restore the empire to its glory in ABC's epic miniseries. Hunted by assassins, Octavius and his sworn protector Tyrannus flee Rome along with two loyal followers, a ragtag group determined to see Octavius fulfill his destiny as emperor of Rome.
MPAA Rating: TV-14
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 48%
DVD
(2005)
Corruption and assassination throw the Roman Republic into chaos, and it's up to the city's fiercest gladiator, Tyrannus (Jonathan Cake), and Julius Caesar's successor, Octavius (Santiago Cabrera), to restore the empire to its glory in ABC's epic miniseries. Hunted by assassins, Octavius and his sworn protector Tyrannus flee Rome along with two loyal followers, a ragtag group determined to see Octavius fulfill his destiny as emperor of Rome.
MPAA Rating: TV-14
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 48%
DVD
(2003)
Based on a best-selling book by Manuel Rivas, this acclaimed drama stars Tristan Ulloa as a young doctor named Daniel who gets tossed in jail for his political activism. His beautiful fiancée is prepared to go to almost any lengths to free Daniel -- not realizing that an infatuated prison guard (Luis Tosar) holds the couple's future in his hands. Maria Pujalte and Manuel Manquiña are among the supporting cast.
Director: Anton Reixa
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(2008)
The bonus features of Von Trier's fever dream of "Europa" include an interview with the director and footage from the set and Cannes premiere of the film; a short documentary featuring interviews with film historians, cast and crew; a short film by director Gislason; and an additional interview with Von Trier about the "Europa" trilogy.
Director: Lars von Trier
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
DVD
(2010)
In this provocative film-within-a-film, a director heads to Cochabamba, Bolivia, to shoot a movie about the trespasses of Christopher Columbus in the New World, only to find the locals protesting present-day exploitation of the poor.
Director: Icíar Bollaín
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
In this provocative film-within-a-film, a director heads to Cochabamba, Bolivia, to shoot a movie about the trespasses of Christopher Columbus in the New World, only to find the locals protesting present-day exploitation of the poor.
Director: Icíar Bollaín
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
In this provocative film-within-a-film, a director heads to Cochabamba, Bolivia, to shoot a movie about the trespasses of Christopher Columbus in the New World, only to find the locals protesting present-day exploitation of the poor.
Director: Icíar Bollaín
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(1996)
It's easy to see Adolf Hitler's long shadow hanging over this true story about power and fame. In 1930s Argentina, small-town girl Evita (Madonna) enters show business, becomes a star and ends up married to President Juan Perón (Jonathan Pryce). Her position as the nation's most beloved woman makes her a martyr upon her death. The enigmatic Ché (Antonio Banderas) narrates the story.
Director: Alan Parker
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 63%
Audience Score: 65%
DVD
(2004)
Two activists from disparate backgrounds come together in this drama about working-class Top (Nick Mevoli) and Harvard dropout Jake (Ben Bartlett). When the cops raid their flophouse, Top is forced to choose between his loyalty to his father and his friendship with Jake. Set in Philadelphia, this indie drama features a cast made up of real-life political activists and includes an appearance by Tunde Adebimpe from the band TV on the Radio.
Director: Esther Bell
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 1.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 0%
DVD
(1960)
Find a comfy seat for this epic (nearly 4-hour) tale about the founding of Israel. Directed by Otto Preminger and starring Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb and Sal Mineo, Exodus is based on the Leon Uris novel of the same name. Israeli resistance fighter Newman attempts to bring 600 European Jews from British-blockaded Cyprus into newly partitioned Palestine after World War II.
Director: Otto Preminger
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 67%
Audience Score: 71%
DVD
(1978)
Jimmy Kovak (Sylvester Stallone) is a hardworking 1930s factory employee pursuing the American Dream. But when factory conditions push him too far, he pushes back. As he unionizes his co-workers, he's faced with a grueling uphill battle. But when he aligns himself with the mob, he realizes that he's sacrificed far more than just his principles. This gritty action drama boasts an all-star cast including Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle and Brian Dennehy.
Director: Norman Jewison
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 78%
Audience Score: 55%
DVD
(2000)
Directed by Stephen Frears, this televised play broadcast live on CBS is a remake of director Sidney Lumet's 1964 Cold War nail-biter, which follows U.S. officials in a race to stop nuclear war from breaking out after a technical malfunction. The all-star cast includes Richard Dreyfuss, Don Cheadle, Harvey Keitel, Noah Wyle, Sam Elliott and executive producer George Clooney, who plays the commander who mistakenly sent to bomb Russia.
Director: Stephen Frears
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 100%
Audience Score: 76%
DVD
(2010)
After her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes op-ed columns accusing the Bush administration of misleading the public to justify invading Iraq, Valerie Plame Wilson's (Naomi Watts) status as a covert CIA agent is leaked by administration officials. Based on events described in Plame Wilson's memoir, this drama explores the political scandal that led to the conviction of Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
Director: Doug Liman
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 80%
Audience Score: 64%
DVDBlu-Ray
(2010)
After her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes op-ed columns accusing the Bush administration of misleading the public to justify invading Iraq, Valerie Plame Wilson's (Naomi Watts) status as a covert CIA agent is leaked by administration officials. Based on events described in Plame Wilson's memoir, this drama explores the political scandal that led to the conviction of Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
Director: Doug Liman
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 80%
Audience Score: 64%
DVDBlu-Ray
(1994)
Directed by John Strickland, this political drama produced for British television stars Michael Gambon as Peter Moreton, a top government official struggling to keep the lid on his scandalous personal life. But his efforts to hide his unseemly conduct from the public are thwarted by his daughter (Susannah Harker), who intentionally leaks information about his behavior to the tabloid reporter she's dating (John Hannah).
Director: John Strickland
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 29%
DVD
(2006)
When it's discovered that her deceased ex-husband's manuscript contains information that could threaten national security and implicate the government in a variety of conspiracies, Fay Grim (Parker Posey) is forced to travel to Paris and retrieve the book before it falls into the wrong hands. A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Henry Fool, this puzzling thriller from Hal Hartley also stars Jeff Goldblum and Saffron Burrows.
Director: Hal Hartley
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 45%
Audience Score: 56%
StreamingDVD
(2006)
When it's discovered that her deceased ex-husband's manuscript contains information that could threaten national security and implicate the government in a variety of conspiracies, Fay Grim (Parker Posey) is forced to travel to Paris and retrieve the book before it falls into the wrong hands. A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Henry Fool, this puzzling thriller from Hal Hartley also stars Jeff Goldblum and Saffron Burrows.
Director: Hal Hartley
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 45%
Audience Score: 56%
StreamingDVD
(1982)
Actor Robert Vaughn takes on writer Dore Schary's acclaimed one-man play, "Sunrise at Campobello," bringing to life one of America's most beloved and influential presidents: Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Focusing primarily on the political figure's battle with polio, this made-for-TV movie reveals the humanity and grace of the man who led the country through some of its toughest times, including the Great Depression and World War II.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
DVD
(2002)
In this well-acted, two-part Showtime movie directed by David Attwood and written by Stephen Tolkin, the rise of leader Fidel Castro in Cuba is chronicled, focusing largely on Castro's relationship with revolutionary Che Guevara. Victor Huggo Martin stars as Castro, and Gael Garcia Bernal plays Guevara. Cecilia Suarez gives a notable performance as Celia Sanchez, one of Castro's many sexual conquests.
Director: David Attwood
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 60%
Audience Score: 71%
DVD
(2009)
As the 1991 Gulf War rages in the Middle East, another one plays out at an exclusive American prep school, and new student Josh Schuster (Jonah Rosenthal) ends up smack-dab in the middle of it in this dark indie comedy from director Adam Orman. What begins as a prank war mushrooms into something more serious as the students split along ethnic lines -- and as a Jew, Josh finds his balancing act between factions becoming that much trickier.
Director: Adam Orman
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 0%
DVD
(2001)
In the waning days of apartheid, privileged Afrikaner Gerrit Wolfaardt (Jan Ellis) concocts a plot to rid South Africa of all blacks once and for all. But a chance meeting with an idealistic student (Liezel van der Merwe) and a pastor (John Kani) forces Gerrit to re-evaluate his ideas. Now on a mission to make peace, Gerrit encounters doubters who question his change of heart. Cristobal Krusen wrote and directs this award-winning drama.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 90%
DVD
(1991)
When her journalist husband Nestor is imprisoned in Cuba for his political beliefs, Isabel flees the country with her daughter. Saved off the shores of Miami by a fisherman, she soon falls deeply in love with her rescuer. But just as she's on the verge of building a life with him, Nestor unexpectedly appears.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 28%
StreamingDVD
(1991)
When her journalist husband Nestor is imprisoned in Cuba for his political beliefs, Isabel flees the country with her daughter. Saved off the shores of Miami by a fisherman, she soon falls deeply in love with her rescuer. But just as she's on the verge of building a life with him, Nestor unexpectedly appears.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 28%
StreamingDVD
(2009)
From acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel and starring Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt, Five Minutes of Heaven is a story inspired by two extraordinary lives, which explores the challenges of coming to terms with Northern Ireland's troubled past.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2009)
From acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel and starring Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt, Five Minutes of Heaven is a story inspired by two extraordinary lives, which explores the challenges of coming to terms with Northern Ireland's troubled past.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2009)
From acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel and starring Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt, Five Minutes of Heaven is a story inspired by two extraordinary lives, which explores the challenges of coming to terms with Northern Ireland's troubled past.
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(2000)
Fiza's brother disappears during Mumbai's horrifying 1993 riots. Each day, she and her widowed mother hope that he will return. Six years later, Fiza tires of waiting for her brother to come home and sets out to find him.
Director: Khalid Mohammed
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
StreamingDVD
(2000)
Fiza's brother disappears during Mumbai's horrifying 1993 riots. Each day, she and her widowed mother hope that he will return. Six years later, Fiza tires of waiting for her brother to come home and sets out to find him.
Director: Khalid Mohammed
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
StreamingDVD
(1990)
Years after his Protestant family is brutally attacked by Irish paramilitary forces, Willie Quinton (Iain Glen) seeks revenge in this drama set in 1920s Ireland. A romance with his cousin (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) cannot erase Willie's traumatic memories, especially of the sergeant who murdered his father. One family tragedy leads to the next, until the young man can no longer control his desire for revenge. Julie Christie also stars.
Director: Pat O'Connor
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 2.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 33%
DVD
(2006)
Hot-button issues such as the death penalty and race relations sizzle in this indie drama about conservative prosecutor Peter (Paul Fitzgerald), who seeks a higher office. But when his conviction of an African American criminal is overturned, Peter's plans crumble. The ex-prisoner, Ronald (Russell Hornsby), discovers that Peter convicted him with suspicious evidence and reacts violently, forcing Peter to face the consequences of his dishonesty.
Director: Paul Fitzgerald
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 30%
Audience Score: 50%
DVD
(1997)
Based on a moving true story, a group of young idealists plans a terrorist act -- their only perceived means of voicing their dreams and visions in a military regime -- in this account of the 1969 kidnapping of the American ambassador to Brazil (Alan Arkin). The Oscar-nominated film delves candidly into kidnappers' lives and emotions as they begin to question both the depth of their allegiance to the group and the motives of their comrades.
Director: Bruno Barreto
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 59%
Audience Score: 70%
DVD
(2002)
Helmut Busch is a German spy who comes to Mexico with phony paperwork. He's arrested, but Mexican police strike a deal and ask him to spy on a group of activist students. Helmut pretends to be a French professor and gets close to the students, soon falling in love with the ringleader. But he's faced with a painful decision when the police want him to eliminate his new love. Stars Ulrich Noethen, Fabiola Campomanes and Arcelia Ramírez.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.0/5.0
DVD
(1979)
In the wake of the Civil War, as freed slaves and white sharecroppers fight to keep their land, former slave Gideon Jackson (Muhammad Ali) rises to the heights of power when he is elected to the United States Senate. The iconic, outspoken athlete Ali delivers an understated turn in this four-hour miniseries (based on Howard Fast's fact-based novel) which also marked the TV debut of Kris Kristofferson, who co-stars as sharecropper Abner Lait.
Director: Ján Kadár
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(2000)
Unsung citizens risk their lives to bring change at the grassroots level in this drama about the Civil Rights movement. Set in a fictional Mississippi hamlet, the film is based on eyewitness accounts of activists who stood on history's front lines.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 63%
DVD
(2008)
Ron Howard directs this Oscar-nominated adaptation of Peter Morgan's popular Broadway play, a drama centering on a series of revelatory television interviews between British talk show host David Frost and former President Richard Nixon. Frank Langella reprises his Tony Award-winning stage role as Nixon with a stellar cast that includes Michael Sheen, Toby Jones, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Bacon and Oliver Platt.
Director: Ron Howard
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 92%
Audience Score: 86%
DVDBlu-Ray
(2008)
Ron Howard directs this Oscar-nominated adaptation of Peter Morgan's popular Broadway play, a drama centering on a series of revelatory television interviews between British talk show host David Frost and former President Richard Nixon. Frank Langella reprises his Tony Award-winning stage role as Nixon with a stellar cast that includes Michael Sheen, Toby Jones, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Bacon and Oliver Platt.
Director: Ron Howard
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 92%
Audience Score: 86%
DVDBlu-Ray
(1997)
A Chinese performance artist stages a series of ritual suicides, eventually planning to publicly kill himself by melting blocks of ice with his body to protest a numbing existence. Director Wang Xiaoshuai's acclaimed film is based on a true story.
Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 2.1/5.0
StreamingDVD
(1997)
A Chinese performance artist stages a series of ritual suicides, eventually planning to publicly kill himself by melting blocks of ice with his body to protest a numbing existence. Director Wang Xiaoshuai's acclaimed film is based on a true story.
Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 2.1/5.0
StreamingDVD
(1999)
Orwellian in theme, director Alexander Aja's sci-fi thriller depicts a dystopian world in which an oppressive regime has restricted all forms of free expression, including art. Renegade painter Theo (Stanislas Merhar) defies the edict and continues to work covertly, eventually teaming up with fellow artist Elia (Marion Cotillard). Theo falls for the beautiful rebel, but their dangerous occupation soon threatens their romance -- and their lives.
Director: Alexandre Aja
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 43%
DVD
(1991)
This critically acclaimed satire stars Michael Palin as a mild-mannered school headmaster who unwittingly thwarts a labor strike and, in the process, touches off an epic power struggle between himself and a corrupt politician (Robert Lindsay). Peppered with dark humor and set in Thatcher-era England, the miniseries nabbed two BAFTA awards: one for leading actor Lindsay, and one for Best Original Music, co-written by Richard Harvey and Elvis Costello.
Director: Robert Young
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
DVD
(1997)
Lt. Jordan O'Neil, a tough female topographer, trains with the elite Navy SEALs. With a 60% dropout rate, no one expects her to survive the grueling regime, but she's determined to prove them wrong.
Director: Ridley Scott
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 55%
Audience Score: 58%
DVDBlu-Ray
(1997)
Lt. Jordan O'Neil, a tough female topographer, trains with the elite Navy SEALs. With a 60% dropout rate, no one expects her to survive the grueling regime, but she's determined to prove them wrong.
Director: Ridley Scott
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 55%
Audience Score: 58%
DVDBlu-Ray
(2012)
Based on the best-selling nonfiction book, this political drama follows the historic 2008 presidential race with a focus on the sometimes contentious relationship between Republican nominee John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin.
Director: Jay Roach
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 63%
Audience Score: 93%
DVDBlu-Ray
(2012)
Based on the best-selling nonfiction book, this political drama follows the historic 2008 presidential race with a focus on the sometimes contentious relationship between Republican nominee John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin.
Director: Jay Roach
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 63%
Audience Score: 93%
DVDBlu-Ray
(1982)
This awe-inspiring biopic about Mahatma Gandhi -- the diminutive lawyer who stood up against British rule in India and became an international symbol of nonviolence and understanding -- brilliantly underscores the difference one person can make.
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 88%
Audience Score: 90%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(1982)
This awe-inspiring biopic about Mahatma Gandhi -- the diminutive lawyer who stood up against British rule in India and became an international symbol of nonviolence and understanding -- brilliantly underscores the difference one person can make.
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 88%
Audience Score: 90%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(1982)
This awe-inspiring biopic about Mahatma Gandhi -- the diminutive lawyer who stood up against British rule in India and became an international symbol of nonviolence and understanding -- brilliantly underscores the difference one person can make.
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 88%
Audience Score: 90%
StreamingDVDBlu-Ray
(1982)
The exhaustive bonus features for the Academy Award winning "Ghandi" include vintage newsreel footage of the enigmatic figure himself; an interview with Sir Ben Kingsley discussing his role; a look behind the scenes, as well as a making-of featurette; a retrospective featuring the cast and crew; a photo montage; and Lord Richard Attenborough talking about the design of the film itself.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 88%
Audience Score: 90%
Blu-Ray
(2007)
Bonus features for the Award winning film include the following bonus features: Nine featurettes including In Search of Ghandi, Looking Back, Reflections on Ben, Shooting an Epic in India and the three part Designing Ghandi; interviews with Sir Ben Kingsley and the director, international trailers and cast filmographies.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 40%
Audience Score: 65%
DVD
(2002)
Amid the savage Irish and Italian rivalry that dominated New York City in the mid-1800s, young Amsterdam Vallon hunts down his father's hateful murderer, Bill "the Butcher" Cutting. Along the way, Vallon falls for a streetwise pickpocket.
Director: Martin Scorsese
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 75%
Audience Score: 76%
DVDBlu-Ray
(2002)
Amid the savage Irish and Italian rivalry that dominated New York City in the mid-1800s, young Amsterdam Vallon hunts down his father's hateful murderer, Bill "the Butcher" Cutting. Along the way, Vallon falls for a streetwise pickpocket.
Director: Martin Scorsese
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.7/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 75%
Audience Score: 76%
DVDBlu-Ray
(1997)
Gary Sinise turns in an Emmy-winning performance as George Wallace, the notorious four-term governor of Alabama who used his power and influence to block desegregation, declaring "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." John Frankenheimer directs this made-for-television biopic that also features Mare Winningham in an Emmy-winning performance and Golden Globe winner Angelina Jolie in one of her first lead roles.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 63%
DVD
(1996)
A father and son, chained together by court order. A black historian. A cop. A former gangbanger. These are some of the souls who rode the bus from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., to attend the Million Man March in 1995. Released on the one-year anniversary of the controversial gathering, director Spike Lee's stirring narrative examines the delicate threads of racism that permeate African-American culture.
Director: Spike Lee
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 87%
Audience Score: 71%
DVD
(2010)
After wealthy CEO Nanami Hoshino is killed in an accident, she takes the form of a ghost. Soon, she realizes that her grief-stricken husband is in grave danger in this remake of the American film Ghost.
Director: Taro Ohtani
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Streaming
(1975)
James Whitmore is the sole actor in this show about Harry S. Truman.
Director: Steve Binder
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 100%
Audience Score: 69%
DVD
(1989)
Loosely based on the letters of Union commander Col. Robert G. Shaw, this Academy Award-winning drama follows the first group of African-Americans to serve in combat during the Civil War -- and shows how they helped turn the tide of the war.
Director: Edward Zwick
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 4.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 93%
Audience Score: 92%
DVDBlu-Ray
(1989)
Loosely based on the letters of Union commander Col. Robert G. Shaw, this Academy Award-winning drama follows the first group of African-Americans to serve in combat during the Civil War -- and shows how they helped turn the tide of the war.
Director: Edward Zwick
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 4.0/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 93%
Audience Score: 92%
DVDBlu-Ray
(1989)
The Bonus Disc for this sweeping Civil War epic is packed with great extras, plus the full-screen version of the film. Edward Zwick provides a director's commentary, Morgan Freeman narrates a documentary called "The True Story of Glory Continues," and other featurettes look at the film's production. Other features include deleted scenes, trailers, talent files, and production notes.
Director: Edward Zwick
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 93%
Audience Score: 92%
DVD
(2007)
Valerie Harper reprises her role as former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir in this cinematic adaptation of the critically acclaimed one-woman stage show penned by Tony Award-winning playwright William Gibson. Blending archival photos and authentic film footage with moving monologues delivered from a balcony perch, the play chronicles Meir's rise from a Holocaust survivor to one of the most beloved political figures in Israel's history.
Director: Jeremy Kagan
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 60%
Audience Score: 50%
DVD
(2008)
Professor John Halder (Viggo Mortensen) has a lot on his plate -- a neurotic wife, two small children and a mother suffering from dementia -- in this drama set in World War II Germany. But his life changes after he writes a book promoting compassionate euthanasia. When the Nazi party embraces his ideas, Halder faces a series of subtle ethical choices that gradually compromise his morality and his relationships.
Director: Vicente Amorim
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 34%
Audience Score: 35%
DVDBlu-Ray
(2008)
Professor John Halder (Viggo Mortensen) has a lot on his plate -- a neurotic wife, two small children and a mother suffering from dementia -- in this drama set in World War II Germany. But his life changes after he writes a book promoting compassionate euthanasia. When the Nazi party embraces his ideas, Halder faces a series of subtle ethical choices that gradually compromise his morality and his relationships.
Director: Vicente Amorim
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.2/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 34%
Audience Score: 35%
DVDBlu-Ray
(1995)
An actress (Annie Shizuka Inoh) studying for the role of an anti-Japanese guerilla in 1940s China finds herself caught between the pain of two generations when a strange man torments her with secrets of the past. Acclaimed Taiwanese director Hsiao-hsien Hou dedicates this film to victims of the anti-Communist purges of the 1950s. The intricately plotted epic was nominated for the Golden Palm award at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.
Director: Hsiao-hsien Hou
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 66%
DVD
(2009)
Three successive Korean presidents face tough choices in office and at home in this film that mixes complex Korean politics with personal drama. One president deals with divorce, while another weighs donating an organ and the third wins the lottery.
Director: Jin Jang
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 59%
Streaming
(2005)
In this tragic historical drama, Italian director Marco Bellocchio reenvisions the notorious 1978 kidnapping and eventual murder of Aldo Moro (played by stage actor Roberto Herlitzka), president of the Democrazia Cristiana -- the most important political party in Italy at the time. But the real twist in the story is in the way Bellochhio tells it: through the conflicted eyes of one of Moro's female killers (Maya Sansa).
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 67%
Audience Score: 72%
DVD
(2005)
George Clooney's Oscar-nominated docudrama pits veteran television newsman Edward R. Murrow against a determined Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his single-minded crusade to quell the threat of communism in America.
Director: George Clooney
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
DVDBlu-Ray
(2005)
George Clooney's Oscar-nominated docudrama pits veteran television newsman Edward R. Murrow against a determined Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his single-minded crusade to quell the threat of communism in America.
Director: George Clooney
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
DVDBlu-Ray
(1957)
Well-meaning soldier Schweik (Rudolf Hrusinsky) returns in this sequel to the uproarious first film based on Jaroslav Hasek's novel. Europe's own Forrest Gump, Schweik is back in action after causing mayhem galore in the first film. Always ready, willing and able, Schweik ambles through his military days unaware of the serious changes going on about him, successfully wreaking havoc with his superiors and the army despite his good intentions.
Director: Karel Stekly
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 75%
DVD
(1968)
Keeping a tight hold over his kingdom by doling out punishment, the sadistic King Goto III (Pierre Brasseur) rules his island with a cold, iron heart. But when a criminal slated to die in one of the king's regular death matches informs him that the queen (Ligia Branice) is having an affair, the enraged monarch's reaction could ultimately end his reign. Walerian Borowczyk directs his first live-action film after making his name as an animator.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.3/5.0
DVD
(2006)
Painter Francisco Goya is targeted by the Spanish Inquisition when he paints young Inés, whom the church views as a heretic. Years later, Inés asks Goya to help her find the daughter she bore while imprisoned.
Director: Milos Forman
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 30%
Audience Score: 58%
DVD
(1997)
Mohamed Chouikh directs this compelling Romeo and Juliet-esque drama about young lovers, Amin and Myriam, whose families are on opposing sides in a deadly conflict in Algeria. With fresh hostility now directed at them because of their love, the two flee to a secret refuge desert in the desert, where they hope the cycle of violence and retribution will pass them by. Hacen Abdou and Messaouda Adami star.
Director: Mohamed Chouikh
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.1/5.0
DVD
(1953)
Set amidst the backdrop of Nazi-occupied Greece, director John Christian's 1953 melodrama centers on a passionate affair between Greek officer Demetri (Helmut Dantine) and a headstrong resistance fighter named Zaira (Marianna). When the rise of the communist party lands them on opposite sides, Demetri and Zaira find that their love transcends political allegiances and ultimately put their lives on the line in order to be together.
Director: John Christian
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 1.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 0%
DVD
(2004)
Helmed by Rohit Jagessar, this heartfelt drama based on real events follows indentured servants from Calcutta, India, who were thrown together with African slaves in a strange, new land and forced into hard labor. Lured to work in South America's sugar cane fields with the promise of "El Dorado" gold, the Indian "coolies" quickly find themselves enslaved by British plantation owners who view them as second-class citizens.
Director: Rohit Jagessar
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 50%
DVD
(1991)
Suspected of Communist ties, movie director David Merrill (Robert De Niro) is told to name names in director Irwin Winkler's look at McCarthy-era Hollywood. Once on top, Merrill finds that no one will hire him after he's blacklisted. The strain brings Merrill back together with his estranged wife (Annette Bening), but he must still appear before the House Un-American Committee and respond to questions about his friend Bunny Baxter (George Wendt).
Director: Irwin Winkler
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.3/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 65%
Audience Score: 50%
DVD
(1950)
Cardinal Josef Mindszenty (Charles Bickford) takes a courageous stand against Hungarian Communists and is labeled a traitor by the brutal Stalinist regime. Sensing a tremendous story, American foreign correspondent Tom Kelly arrives in Budapest and meets Stephanie Varna (Bonita Granville), a Hungarian schoolteacher. She leads Tom to the Cardinal only days before he's thrown into prison. Directed by Felix E. Feist.
Director: Felix E. Feist
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 100%
DVD
(1995)
Set in the mythical kingdom of ancient Mali, Guimba is the cautionary tale of a tyrant who rules over the town of Sitkali with little mercy. Using sorcery, the tyrant completely manipulates his subjects. His single weak spot is his son, a perverse dwarf with an insatiable appetite … that includes the mother of the woman to whom he's betrothed. Directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Guimba won the grand prize at FESPACO, Africa's premier film festival.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.6/5.0
DVD
(2005)
When Spanish record producers express interest in Cuban musicians Ruy and Tito, the longtime friends are faced with the prospect of leaving their loved ones behind. After years of hoping and dreaming, they've finally earned the opportunity to bring their music to the rest of the world. But are the emotional trade-offs worth it in the end? Benito Zambrano directs this award-winning Spanish-language drama enhanced by a soundtrack of original music.
Director: Benito Zambrano
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 86%
DVD
(1996)
Forever tarnished by his support of the Nazi occupation, Norwegian Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun was once his country's most illustrious and revered author. Spanning the final 17 years of his life, this biopic recounts the writer's fall from grace.
Director: Jan Troell
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 100%
Audience Score: 74%
StreamingDVD
(1996)
Forever tarnished by his support of the Nazi occupation, Norwegian Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun was once his country's most illustrious and revered author. Spanning the final 17 years of his life, this biopic recounts the writer's fall from grace.
Director: Jan Troell
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.4/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 100%
Audience Score: 74%
StreamingDVD
(1963)
A well-cast Rod Steiger stars as underhanded real-estate developer Edoardo Nottola in this searing 1963 exposé about the political corruption that led to the devastation of the civilian landscape in Naples, Italy. Directed by Francesco Rosi, the searing work of social commentary reveals the devious dealings of the city's power-hungry officials and their complete disregard for the needs of the people.
Director: Francesco Rosi
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 3.0/5.0
DVD
(1994)
This BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens's darkest novel -- originally produced for widespread use in the United Kingdom's educational system -- examines the gloomy milieu of an industrialized English mill town that makes its businessmen rich and its workers miserable. When two of the town's children (Beatie Edney and Christien Anholt) grow to discover the light of the outside world, their revelations lead to a whole new life.
Director: Peter Barnes
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.9/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 26%
DVD
(2000)
Andie MacDowell stars as Sarah, a happily married photo editor for &NFi;Newsweek&NFi_; whose Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist husband, Harrison Lloyd (David Strathairn), is having second thoughts about covering the world's "hot spots." But he accepts one final assignment. Informed that Harrison is believed to have been killed on a combat assignment in Croatia, Sarah refuses to accept her husband's death and travels to Europe on a quest to find him.
Director: Elie Chouraqui
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 48%
Audience Score: 74%
DVD
(2001)
This made-for-TV World War II drama follows Jewish-American journalist Ruth Gruber (Natasha Richardson), who -- despite the objections of her parents (Anne Bancroft and Martin Landau) -- volunteers to escort nearly 1,000 refugees from Nazi concentration camps to the safety of U.S. shores. But Ruth's optimism is shattered when she turns her charges over to officials who want to sequester them in American camps.
Director: John Gray
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 44%
DVD
(1957)
Filmed on the island of Crete, this tense drama received a Best Film BAFTA nod and won a special award at Cannes. As the townspeople of a 1920s Greek village put together their annual passion play, a real-life parallel plays out when a group from another town arrives. They've been displaced by the war with the Turks, and come seeking shelter. Soon, the town is split between those who want to help the refugees and those who want to turn them away.
Director: Jules Dassin
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.4/5.0
Streaming
(2005)
Disillusioned with the men at home, three middle-aged women on holiday converge at a Haitian resort to soak up the sun and sample the handsome young islanders' sexual talents in this drama set in 1978.
Director: Laurent Cantet
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 70%
Audience Score: 44%
StreamingDVD
(2005)
Disillusioned with the men at home, three middle-aged women on holiday converge at a Haitian resort to soak up the sun and sample the handsome young islanders' sexual talents in this drama set in 1978.
Director: Laurent Cantet
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 70%
Audience Score: 44%
StreamingDVD
(1989)
Pampered Southern belle Maggie (Ally Sheedy) and her sorority sisters are living the cosseted good life, free from the worry and strife affecting the rest of the South during the Civil Rights era. But when she meets a young man who talks about the impending changes of the South, she knows her life will change too. After Maggie sees police officers brutalizing a black man during an Elvis Presley concert, she becomes an activist.
Director: Martin Davidson
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 24%
DVD
(1990)
This powerful drama set in 1956 Cuba centers on young Larita (Laura De la Uz), an intelligent girl who dreams of studying in America. Brought up in an impoverished family, Larita tries to win a scholarship to continue her education. While working to overcome her disadvantages, Larita finds inspiration in the stories of Ernest Hemingway, especially his book The Old Man and the Sea, whose main character's circumstances mirror her own.
Director: Fernando Perez
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
DVD
(1979)
With his sights set on marrying the young and captivating Anne Boleyn (Barbara Kellerman), King Henry VIII (John Stride) attempts to take on the Catholic Church so he can divorce his current wife, Katharine of Aragon (Claire Bloom). Deception, betrayal and power fuel this critically acclaimed staging of William Shakespeare's last-known play, a production that was filmed on location in castles and estates throughout England.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 2.8/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 75%
DVD
(2008)
In this hit Russian musical, a group of friends flaunts Soviet authority in 1950s Moscow by embracing jazz. When Communist Mels (Anton Shagin) falls for Polly (Oksana Akinshina), a free-spirited jazz fan, he risks losing his party membership by associating with her rebellious crew. Equally smitten, Polly introduces her new beau to jazz and other forbidden Western delights. Writer-director Valery Todorovsky helms this colorful take on the Cold War.
MPAA Rating: NR
Netflix Rating: 4.3/5.0
DVD
(1995)
This made-for-television drama recreates the events that led up to the Hiroshima bombing, which ultimately ended World War II. As President Harry Truman (Kenneth Welsh) takes office, he's forced to weigh the price of war. He knows his decisions could kill, or save, countless lives; after he authorizes the nuclear weapons program, his decisions carry even more serious consequences. Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode direct.
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 86%
DVD
(1973)
In one of his most challenging and compelling roles, Alec Guinness portrays Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's final desperate days in his Berlin bunker as the Third Reich's vaunted war machine crumbles before the advancing Allied armies. Directed by Ennio De Concini, this 1973 docudrama also stars Simon Ward, Diane Cilento, Adolfo Celi, Joss Ackland and Doris Kunstmann as Hitler's infamous lover, Eva Braun.
MPAA Rating: PG
Netflix Rating: 3.1/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Audience Score: 49%
DVD
(1992)
Jack Nicholson stars as infamous Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa in this biopic that traces Hoffa's rise through labor's ranks to create the most powerful union in the country and posits a guess as to what happened to him when he vanished without a trace.
Director: Danny DeVito
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 50%
Audience Score: 57%
StreamingDVD
(1992)
Jack Nicholson stars as infamous Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa in this biopic that traces Hoffa's rise through labor's ranks to create the most powerful union in the country and posits a guess as to what happened to him when he vanished without a trace.
Director: Danny DeVito
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix Rating: 3.6/5.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Critics Score: 50%
Audience Score: 57%
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(2004)
Members of the FBI, CIA, military and law enforcement struggle to ensure the nation's safety in this TV drama. Although the clues are there, because of incongruence between departments, the agencies fail prevent the World Trade Center terrorist attack. After Sept. 11, the members of the newly formed Department of Homeland Security devote themselves to making sure it never happens again. Scott Glenn, Tom Skerritt, Grant Show and Leland Orser star.