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Salt to the Sea

At the end of WWII, three refugees from East Prussia believe their way to safety is on the ship the Wilhelm Gustloff. Just when freedom seems in their grasp, tragedy strikes: the sinking of that ship ias one of the worst maritime disasters that ever occurred.

A Woman of No Importance

Gerald Arbuthnot, who introduces his prospective employer, Lord Illingworth, to his mother. But she realizes that Illingworth is the man who jilted her long ago and is Gerald's father.

Dirty Tricks

True story of Martha Mitchell, the whistle-blowing wife of Nixon chief of staff John Mitchell, and the price she paid for speaking out.

Cleopatra

The Egyptian queen Cleopatra, a firm ruler and military tactician, embarks on a ruthless rise to power. She twice marries brothers, killing each of them as well as a sister. Romantic alliances with the much-older Roman honchos Julius Caesar and Marc Antony help her solidify power, but her dalliance with Antony undoes both of them.

Remarkable Creatures

Set against the dramatic landscape of the English coastal town of Lyme-Regis and centers on two female 19th century fossil hunters who make significant discoveries that changed the scientific world forever. The story reveals invisible women in science who were influential but marginalized and whose accomplishments were appropriated by men.

The Battle of Britain

In 1940, the Royal Air Force battle the German Luftwaffe for control of British airspace over the city of London, which ultimately prevents a Nazi invasion of Britain.

The 13th Man

A mail clerk turned code breaker is thrust into the fledgling C.I.A. to stop an elite squad of Nazi saboteurs from destroying the U.S. on its own soil.

The Downslope

A strategic series of Civil War battles take place in the Shenandoah Valley between Union General George Armstrong Custer and Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby, known as the Gray Ghost for his stealth and elusiveness. Mosby's cavalrymen, known as Mosby's Rangers, continually outsmart the much larger enemy forces in a sequence of raids, which enrages Custer and eventually creates a fierce cycle of revenge between the two men.

Tripoli

During the Jefferson presidency, U.S. diplomat William Eaton joined forces with a king to overthrow the lord of Tripoli, in what is now Libya.

Zealot: The Life and Ti...

Set in first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker Jesus of Nazareth walks across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he calls the "Kingdom of God." The revolutionary movement he launches is so threatening to the established order that he is captured, tortured, and executed as a state criminal.

Flying Tigers

A volunteer fighter squadron is formed by General Claire Chennault to help the Chinese fight against the Empire of Japan before the United States enters WWII. The aging Chinese planes are no match for the superior Japanese forces, until the volunteers arrive in American-made P-40 War Hawks. The two squadrons fly side by side, in fighter planes emblazoned with the gaping tiger's teeth logo. After Pearl Harbor, the Flying Tigers become an effective squadron in the U.S. Air Force.

The Honeymoon

Recounts Dinitia Eliot’s honeymoon in Venice in June, 1880 following her marriage to John Walter Cross, a man 20 years younger.

Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler makes a defiant stand against Polish Nazi occupation. She develops an incredible network to care for and save 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto. Following her arrest by the Gestapo during the height of the war, it becomes a race against time to save not only herself but the identities of the hidden thousands who'll face certain execution.

Keeper Of The Diary

Set right after WWII, Otto Frank struggles to find a publisher for the diary written by his daughter Anne Frank before she perished in the Holocaust. He is aided by an ambitious young woman who, fresh out of the Doubleday typing pool, becomes a junior editor trying to find her way by combing through the slush pile for publishable manuscripts. She and Otto Frank find each other and their perseverance leads to the publication of one of the most enduring documents of the Holocaust. The woman, Barbara Zimmerman, becomes a publishing legend at Doubleday and is the founder of the New York Review of Books.

Love Canal

The film focuses on extraordinary group of working class housewives from Love Canal, New York who took on the government and the chemical industry in the 70s.

Attila

Focuses on the formative years of Attila the Hun who later in life becomes the leader of the Hunnic Empire, which brazenly attacks Rome and lays waste to much of Europe. He dies under mysterious circumstances on his wedding night in 453 AD.

Paul Revere

Over a 24-hour period in 1775 during the American Revolution, Boston silversmith Paul Revere makes "midnight ride" from Charlestown to Lexington, Massachusetts in order to warn the Colonial militia of the impending British invasion.