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The Professor and the Madman 2019

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

Director: Farhad Safinia

Stars: Natalie Dormer, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Irvine

7.6 IMDB Rating 4,970 Views
Official Secrets 2019

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Director: Gavin Hood

Stars: Matthew Goode, Keira Knightley, MyAnna Buring

7,4 IMDB Rating 686 Views
Love & Mercy 2014

Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore.

Director: Bill Pohlad

Stars: Paul Dano,John Cusack,Elizabeth Banks,Paul Giamatti

7.4 IMDB Rating 1,426 Views
Find Me Guilty 2006

The mobster Jackie DiNorscio is shot by his own cousin at home while in probation but survives. Later he is arrested dealing drugs and sentenced to thirty years in prison. The prosecutor Sean Kierney proposes a deal to Jackie, immediately releasing him if he testifies against the Lucchese family and other mafia families but Jackie does not accept to rat his friends that he loves. When the trial begins, he asks the judge Finestein to defend himself without the assistance of a lawyer.

Director: Sidney Lumet

Stars: Vin Diesel,Alex Rocco,Frank Pietrangolare,Richard DeDomenico

7.1 IMDB Rating 1,810 Views
Dickinson 2019–

An inside look at the world of writer Emily Dickinson.

Director: Alena Smith

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Adrian Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov

6,8 IMDB Rating 647 Views
The King 2019

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

Director: David Michôd

Stars: Robert Pattinson, Timothée Chalamet, Lily-Rose Depp

7.0 IMDB Rating 1,152 Views
Another Mother’s Son 2017

Based on the true story of Louisa Gould, the drama is set during World War II on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey. Lou took in an escaped Russian POW and hid him over the war's course. The tension mounts as it becomes clear that Churchill will not risk an assault to recapture the British soil, and the island-community spirit begins to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty. Against this backdrop, Lou fights to preserve her family's sense of humanity and to protect the Russian boy as if he was her own.

Director: Christopher Menaul

Stars: Sophie Skelton, John Hannah, Amanda Abbington

6,7 IMDB Rating 507 Views
Alpha Dog 2006

1999, Claremont, California. Middle-class kids, in their 20s, talk trash, wave guns, hang out in a pack. Johnny Truelove, drug dealer and son of a underworld figure, threatens Jake Mazursky, an explosive head case who owes Johnny money; Jake responds by breaking into Johnny's house. On impulse, Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach. Zach's okay with it, figuring his brother will pay the debt soon. Johnny assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder, and they develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control. Group think, amorality, and fear of prison assert a hold on the pack. Is Zach in danger?

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Stars: Bruce Willis,Matthew Barry,Emile Hirsch,Fernando Vargas

6.9 IMDB Rating 2,208 Views
Dolemite Is My Name 2019

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Director: Craig Brewer

Stars: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Kodi Smit-McPhee

7,1 IMDB Rating 772 Views
Wu-Tang: An American Saga 2019–

The show tracks the Wu Tang Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

Director: RZA, Alex Tse

Stars: Tamiz U. Rezvi, Joseph Basile, Caleb Castille

9,1 IMDB Rating 5,055 Views