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12 Years a Slave

The autobiography of a black man who was abducted from New York and sold into slavery in the mid-1800s serves as the basis for this historical drama.

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.

2011

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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.

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.

2012

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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.

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.

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.

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.

2010

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The Countess

Believing that it will restore her youthful beauty, Hungarian countess Erzebet Báthory begins murdering virgin girls and bathing in their blood.

2009

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The Crucible

Playwright Arthur Miller's parable of the 1950s anti-communist crusade receives lush treatment in this Oscar-nominated film adaptation.

1996

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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.

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.

2011

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Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen - Season 1

This biopic chronicles how the Virgin Queen assumed the throne of a nation in turmoil, stabilized the economy and earned her subjects' devotion.

2005

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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.

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.

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.

2012

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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.

2012

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