The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

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For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation cannot come quickly enough. Peter has not forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Webb
CAST:  Andrew Garfield  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Emma Stone  •  Dane DeHaan
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

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While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Eli Wallach  •  Clint Eastwood  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Aldo Giuffrè
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alec Guinness  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Jack Hawkins
The Great Escape (1963)

PowerfulEpicIntenseInsightful

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
Braveheart (1995)

EpicViolentTragicClassic

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
Padmaavat (2018)

EpicIntenseGrippingHeartbreaking

Rajputana, India, 13th century. The tyrannical usurper Alauddin Khilji, sultan of Delhi, becomes obsessed with Queen Padmavati, wife of King Ratan Singh of Mewar, and goes to great lengths to satisfy his greed for her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Gone with the Wind (1939)

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The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner is forced to use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty, following Maj. Gen. William Sherman's destructive "March to the Sea,” during the American Civil War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
3:10 to Yuma (2007)

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In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Christian Bale  •  Logan Lerman  •  Dallas Roberts
300 (2007)

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Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Lena Headey  •  Dominic West  •  David Wenham
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott
The Mission (1986)

EpicDramaticThought provokingPowerful

When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Ray McAnally  •  Aidan Quinn
Gladiator (2000)

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In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Oliver Reed
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Andy Serkis
Apocalypto (2006)

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Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

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Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Sean Astin
Star Wars (1977)

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Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Peter Cushing
Les Misérables (2012)

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An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Hooper
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Russell Crowe  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Amanda Seyfried
World War Z (2013)

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Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Mireille Enos  •  James Badge Dale  •  Elyes Gabel
Man of Steel (2013)

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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Amy Adams  •  Michael Shannon  •  Diane Lane