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When Joyce Smith's fourteen-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake… more
When Joyce Smith's fourteen-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake one winter morning, she and her family had seemingly lost everything. At the hospital, John lay lifeless for more than sixty minutes. But Joyce was not ready to give up on her son. She mustered all her faith and strength into one force and cried out to God in a loud voice to save him. Miraculously, her son's heart immediately started beating again. In the coming days, John would defy every expert, every case history, and every scientific prediction. Sixteen days after falling through the ice and being clinically dead for an hour, he walked out of the hospital under his own power, completely healed.
Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journa… more
Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.
Set in early 1980s California, the story follows the meteoric rise of the golden… more
Set in early 1980s California, the story follows the meteoric rise of the golden boy of the automotive industry, John DeLorean (Lee Pace) and his iconic DeLorean Motor Company, through the eyes of his friendship with charming, ex-con pilot turned FBI informant, Jim Hoffman (Jason Sudeikis). DeLorean turned to unsavory activities to save his financially troubled DeLorean Motor Company, and it was Hoffman who was all too willing to lure the car designer/engineer into a cocaine trafficking ring set up by the FBI.
Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of br… more
Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Tom Holland, Nicholas Hoult, Adam Sidman, Michael Mitnick, Steve Zaillian, Tuppence Middleton, Ann Ruark, Martin Scorsese, Basil Iwanyk, Michael Shannon, Garrett Basch, Matthew Macfadyen, Steven Zaillian, Michele Wolkoff, Adam Ackland, Timur Bekmambetov, Katherine Waterston
An epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakth… more
An epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.
A biopic of envelope-pushing comedian and film producer Rudy Ray Moore.
Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and later helps free dozens of people from s… more
Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and later helps free dozens of people from servitude with the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity. She also serves as a spy for the Union and also fights for a woman’s right to vote.
After verbally committing to the USC football program in 2002, Brian Bank's life… more
After verbally committing to the USC football program in 2002, Brian Bank's life is upended when a classmate falsely accuses him of rape. While he maintains his innocence, Banks is sentenced to five years in prison and five years of probation, and is forced to register as a sex offender. With the help the California Innocence Project, Banks' conviction is overturned in 2012. He returns to the gridiron after a 10-year hiatus, playing arena football and going through endless NFL tryouts before finally making the Atlanta Falcons' 75-man roster in April. Although he only plays in four preseason games, Banks fulfills his lifelong dream and is now an activist and spokesperson for the California Innocence Project
Charts the story of Judy Garland’s final concerts in London.
The riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil… more
The riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969.
The story of disgraced Fox News chairman Roger Ailes.
Explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, lov… more
Explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.
Laurel & Hardy, the world's favorite comedy double act, set out on a variety hal… more
Laurel & Hardy, the world's favorite comedy double act, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As they start crisscrossing the country, attendances are disappointingly low. But they've always been able to make each other laugh and as the charm and beauty of their performances shines through their audiences laugh too, and they re-connect with legions of adoring fans, old and new.
The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can't quite shake the spectre of Laurel and Hardy's past; and long buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages begins to unfold as the duo, aware that they may be approaching their swan song, try to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their… more
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
Despite having no tennis background, Richard Williams overcomes tremendous hards… more
Despite having no tennis background, Richard Williams overcomes tremendous hardship, skepticism and his own troubled past to raise two of tennis' greatest players, Serena and Venus Williams.
On The Basis Of Sex tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows youn… more
On The Basis Of Sex tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventiona… more
Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine. Based on the true story of William Kamkwamba.
A child actor and his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father attempt to mend their… more
A child actor and his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father attempt to mend their contentious relationship over the course of a decade.
Aretha Franklin begins her career as a child singing gospel at the church of he… more
Aretha Franklin begins her career as a child singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church. With songs like "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Spanish Harlem" and "Think", Franklin gained the title "The Queen of Soul" by the end of the 1960s.
Story of Los Angeles immigration attorney Judy Wood who argued a landmark case… more
Story of Los Angeles immigration attorney Judy Wood who argued a landmark case that changed the asylum laws for women coming into the U.S.