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Year: Before 2010
212 found movie
Erin Brockovich 2000

Erin Brockovich-Ellis is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her law firm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation.

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Stars: Julia Roberts,David Brisbin,Dawn Didawick,Albert Finney

7.3 IMDB Rating 2,540 Views
Tombstone 1993

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Director: George P. Cosmatos,Kevin Jarre

7.8 IMDB Rating 1 Views
Lawrence of Arabia 1962

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali, Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

Director: David Lean

Stars: Peter O'Toole,Alec Guinness,Anthony Quinn,Jack Hawkins

8.3 IMDB Rating 1,548 Views
Conviction 2010

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Stars: Hilary Swank,Sam Rockwell,Thomas D. Mahard,Owen Campbell,Conor Donovan,Laurie Brown,John Pyper-Ferguson,Minnie Driver,Ele Bardha,Melissa Leo,Rusty Mewha,Marc Macaulay,Bailee Madison,Tobias Campbell,Frank Zieger

7.1 IMDB Rating 1,265 Views
My One and Only 2009

An unusual road trip movie about a mother driving her two sons from New York to Pittsburgh to St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.

Stars: Renée Zellweger,Logan Lerman,Kevin Bacon,Troy Garity,David Koechner,J.C. MacKenzie,Eric McCormack,Chris Noth,Molly C. Quinn,Mark Rendall,Nick Stahl,Phoebe Strole,Steven Weber,Robin Weigert,Dan John Miller

6.5 IMDB Rating 724 Views
Lords of Dogtown 2005

A fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Stars: John Robinson,Emile Hirsch,Rebecca De Mornay,William Mapother

7.1 IMDB Rating 2,428 Views
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969

Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rock, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, "Let's go to Bolivia". Based on the exploits of the historical characters.

Director: George Roy Hill

Stars: Paul Newman,Robert Redford,Katharine Ross,Strother Martin

8.1 IMDB Rating 1,018 Views
Amadeus 1984

Antonio Salieri believes that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music is divine and miraculous. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. He began his career as a devout man who believes his success and talent as a composer are God's rewards for his piety. He's also content as the respected, financially well-off, court composer of Austrian Emperor Joseph II. But he's shocked to learn that Mozart is such a vulgar creature, and can't understand why God favored Mozart to be his instrument. Salieri's envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. He is ready to take revenge against God and Mozart for his own musical mediocrity.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham,Tom Hulce,Elizabeth Berridge,Roy Dotrice

8.4 IMDB Rating 3,102 Views
127 Hours 2010

127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he can be rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?

Stars: James Franco,Kate Mara,Amber Tamblyn,Sean Bott,Koleman Stinger,Treat Williams,John Lawrence,Kate Burton,Bailee Michelle Johnson,Parker Hadley,Clémence Poésy,Fenton Quinn,Lizzy Caplan,Peter Joshua Hull,Pieter Jan Brugge

7.7 IMDB Rating 3,030 Views
The Last King of Scotland 2006

In the early 1970s, Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there, he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promises a golden age for the African nation. Garrigan hits it off immediately with the rabid Scotland fan, who soon offers him a senior position in the national health department and becomes one of Amin's closest advisers. However as the years pass, Garrigan cannot help but notice Amin's increasingly erratic behavior that grows beyond a legitimate fear of assassination into a murderous insanity that is driving Uganda into bloody ruin. Realizing his dire situation with the lunatic leader unwilling to let him go home, Garrigan must make some crucial decisions that could mean his death if the despot finds out.

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Stars: Forest Whitaker,James McAvoy,Kerry Washington,Gillian Anderson

7.7 IMDB Rating 2,110 Views