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12 Years a Slave

A freeborn black man is abducted from New York and sold into slavery in this historical drama based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup. In 19th century New York, a free man had nothing to fear -- unless he was black. It was a terrible road back home.

2013

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17 Miracles

Based on the stories of the Mormon pioneers, this film follows the adventures of Levi Savage, a young man who triumphs over tragedy. Packs of wolves, frigid weather and sudden illness can't stand up against the mighty faith of these travelers.

2011

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Amistad

Steven Spielberg directed this story about the 1839 revolt aboard Spanish slave ship La Amistad and the uprising's tragic aftermath. They left Spain as property. Now, on American soil, a slave crew's bloody mutiny may lead to freedom.

1997

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Anonymous

Who was Shakespeare? This Elizabethan drama imagines that the man we call the Bard really didn't pen his body of timeless plays. To be or not to be William Shakespeare? That is the question surrounding the true identity of the Bard.

2011

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The Assassins

In 198 B.C., Cao Cao, prime minister of the Han Dynasty, defeats China's greatest warrior, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Deception. Intrigue. Revenge. Assassins hide in the inner circle of a brutal tyrant as the Han Dynasty falls.

2012

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Bathory: Countess of Blood

While her husband is off battling the Turks, 16th-century countess Erzsébet Bathory fights to protect her family and her land. She's known for bathing in blood, but is she the victim? One thing's for sure: She never telegraphs a move.

2008

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Bel Ami

A manipulative journalist climbs from abject poverty to the height of Parisian society, taking up with a variety of beautiful women along the way. Youthful beauty plus insatiable greed. It's a recipe for riches for this impoverished young man.

2012

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The Bible - Season 1

Re-creating the Bible's vision of human and divine history for modern audiences, this sweeping miniseries integrates key biblical tales and parables. Murder, betrayal, miracles, resurrection -- the beginning of the beginning gave life to juicy drama.

2013

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The Book of Daniel

In 605 B.C. Jerusalem was conquered by the Babylonnians and many of their best young men were taken into captivity, including Daniel. Daniel was taken to Babylon to serve it. As Powerful King, Nebuchandnezzar.

2013

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Braveheart

Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a local English lord's soldiers, which leads to an epic revolt. Love made him a leader. Freedom gave him purpose. And courage made him a legend. But not without a price.

1995

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By the Will of Genghis Khan

A young Mongol child by the name of Temüjin has a stunning destiny: to become Genghis Khan, the most ruthless leader of the largest empire in history.

2009

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Confucius

This sweeping epic revisits China's Spring and Autumn periods through the dramatic biography of Confucius, the legendary Eastern philosopher. A philosopher in ancient China leads his people. But spiritual teachings are obscured by the winds of war.

2010

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Dead Man's Burden

In 1870, a homesteader wants to sell her family farm in New Mexico and move, but the return of her presumed-dead brother derails her plans. A family divided by the Civil War. A long-lost brother presumed dead. Buried secrets ... and bodies.

2012

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The Eagle

Haunted by the disappearance of his father, centurion Marcus Aquila sets out to unravel the mystery and recover the legion's eagle standard. He's risked his life to clear his family's name. But this wounded warrior is running out of time.

2011

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Ever After: A Cinderella Story

When mistreated orphan Danielle stumbles onto Prince Henry, who's fleeing an arranged marriage, the two inspire each other to resolve their troubles. There's a simple explanation for everything in this twist on the Grimm fairy tale. But there's still a charming prince!

1998

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First Winter

This historical drama features the first winter spent in Canada by a family of Irish immigrants deep in the Ottawa Valley.

1982

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The Four Feathers

A British officer resigns before a battle against Mahdi rebels and must redeem himself to his fiancée and friends, who have branded him a coward. A British soldier accused of cowardice wages his own private war. Can he regain his reputation ... and his fiancee?

2002

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The Four

During the Song dynasty, four constables with special powers must thwart a counterfeit currency plot that threatens to bring down the empire. Mad steampunk wuxia, werewolves, an undead army and superpower warriors? It's superhero excitement Hong Kong style!

2012

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The Ghost and the Darkness

While working for a railroad baron in colonial Uganda, engineer John Patterson finds his construction efforts stymied by a series of lion attacks. Railroad workers become nothing but snacks for two local lions. The hunt is on, but the prey won't go quietly.

1996

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The Guillotines

Once used by the emperor to quash all opposition, a squad of assassins known as the Guillotines falls out of favor when a new ruler takes the throne. Their services are no longer required and the king wants them gone. These lethal warriors won't go without a fight.

2012

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