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Historical Fiction

A Bear Named Winnie

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Alexander

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Amazing Grace

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Angela's Ashes

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Bleak House

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Call the Midwife: Season Two

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In the 1950s in the East End of London, a group of dedicated nurses and Anglican nuns at Nonnatus House strive to help poor working-class women as they bring new lives into the world. Season 2 of Call the Midwife follows their stories as they continue to face daily challenges and unexpected traumas. From heartwarming to heartbreaking, this award-winning series has captivated both BBC and PBS Masterpiece audiences.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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Chariots of Fire

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Churchill

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Cinderella Man

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Cold Mountain

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Darkest Hour

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Downton Abbey Seasons 1-4

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Dunkirk

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In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.







Elizabeth the Golden Age

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Hacksaw Ridge

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The true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. Doss was drafted and ostracized by fellow soldiers for his pacifist stance but went on to earn respect and adoration for his bravery, selflessness and compassion after he risked his life -- without firing a shot -- to save 75 men in the Battle of Okinawa.

Harriet

He Knew He Was Right

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Hidden Figures

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Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

Inglourious Basterds

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Jane Eyre

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John Adams

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Jojo Rabbit

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Kings in Glass Castles

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Marie Antoinette

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Master and Commander

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On the Basis of Sex

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Outlander Season Four

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Outlander Season Three

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Outlander: Season 1 Volume 1

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OUTLANDER follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world and her life is threatened.

Pearl Harbour

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Pompeii

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Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.

Seabiscuit

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Sense and Sensibility

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The Battle of Britain

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The Devil's Disciple

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The Last King of Scotland

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The Monuments Men

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Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, THE MONUMENTS MEN centers around an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. In a seemingly impossible mission, the Monuments Men, as they were called, find themselves risking their lives in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1,000 years of culture.

The Old Curiosity Shop

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The Other Boleyn Girl

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The Pillars of the Earth

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The Zookeeper's Wife

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In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband successfully run the Warsaw Zoo and raise their family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned, however, when the country is invaded by the Nazis and they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed zoologist (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis risk everything by covertly working with the Resistance and using the zoo's hidden tunnels and cages to save families from Nazi brutality.

Troy

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Twelfth Night

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United Kingdom

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The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Vanity Fair

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Victoria & Abdul

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Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.







Wives and Daughters

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Zero Dark Thirty

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Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden becomes one of the most-wanted men on the planet. The worldwide manhunt for the terrorist leader occupies the resources and attention of two U.S. presidential administrations. Ultimately, it is the work of a dedicated female operative (Jessica Chastain) that proves instrumental in finally locating bin Laden. In May 2011, Navy SEALs launch a nighttime strike, killing bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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