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Ben Kingsley
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Date of Birth: Dec 31, 1943

Country: UK

Biography: Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji (Gujarati:કૃષ્ણા પંિડત ભાનજી); 31 December 1943) is a British actor. He has won an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in his career. He is best known for starring as Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi in 1982, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 106 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (106)
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Perpetual Grace, LTD (2019)
Follows James, a young grifter, as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown, who turns out to be far more dangerous than he suspects.
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Night Hunter (2019)
A weathered lieutenant, his police force, and a local vigilante are all caught up in a dangerous scheme involving a recently arrested, troubled man who's linked to years of female abductions and murders. (imdb)
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Spider in the Web (2019)
A young operative is sent on a mission to follow an older agent, whose behavior has come into question. (imdb)
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Intrigo: Death of an Author (2018)
A small open boat ploughs through a troubled sea off the Dutch coast. One solitary man at the rudder. A few days later, when the wind has settled, the smashed up remains of the boat will be found a few kilometres to the south. Meanwhile in Stockholm. David is contacted by his publisher. A manuscript by the famous author Germund Rein has turned up at the publishing house. Written by D&D
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All or Nothing: Manchester City (2018)
Legendary coach Pep Guardiola leads his premiership football team through the 2017/18 season.
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Operation Finale (2018)
15 years after World War II, a team of secret agents are brought together to track down Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust. (imdb)
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Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)
A young program coordinator at the United Nations stumbles upon a conspiracy involving Iraq's oil reserves. (imdb)
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War Machine (2017)
An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General's roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody - raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader's ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly.
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The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)
The Ottoman Lieutenant is a love story between an idealistic American nurse and a Turkish officer in World War I. (imdb)
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Security (2017)
A security guard protects a woman who is being targeted by a gang for participating as a trial witness. (imdb)
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An Ordinary Man (2017)
A war criminal in hiding forms a relationship with his only connection to the outside world - his maid. (imdb)
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Collide (2016)
An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, though he winds up on the run from his employers across Munich's high-speed freeways. (imdb)
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The Jungle Book (2016)
An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.
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Self/less (2015)
An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. (imdb)
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Knight of Cups (2015)
Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. (imdb)
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Life (2015)
A photographer for Life Magazine is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean. (imdb)
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Unity (2015)
Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on -- none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. UNITY is a film about why we can't seem to get along, even after thousands and thousands of years. (Nation Earth)
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Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer
When aspiring knight Gareth goes in search of a fallen comet rumored to contain gold, he is shocked to instead find the dragon Drago. After Drago saves Gareth's life the two become intricately bonded, and must work together to defeat an evil sorcerer and stop his reign of terror. Along the way, Gareth learns the true meaning of being a knight in this fantasy action-adventure for the ages. (imdb)
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The Walk (2015)
The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. (imdb)
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Tut (2015)
Tut (2015) - TV Mini-Series
Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death. (imdb)
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Learning to Drive (2015)
As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel. (imdb)
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War Story (2014)
Lee, a world-weary American woman arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking, and disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she wanders the streets, snapping pictures of refugees as if her camera were both weapon and olive branch. Struggling to confront her demons, Lee resolves to help a beautiful young woman in need, and this passionate new purpose begins to dissolve Lee's anguish. (Sundance)
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All Hail the King (2014)
After the events of Iron Man 3, Trevor Slattery is an infamous icon. He's also locked up in a high-security prison. Luckily, his newfound profile has brought him celebrity and protection on the inside - and the actor has gladly agreed to an in-depth profile with a documentary filmmaker.
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The Boxtrolls (2014)
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. (imdb)
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Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues -- though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change. (imdb)
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Walking with the Enemy (2014)
A young man, separated from his family in WWII, disguises himself as a Nazi SS Officer and uncovers more than just his family whereabouts. (imdb)
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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Larry spans the globe, while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. (imdb)
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (imdb)
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Robot Overlords (2014)
Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy. survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside. (imdb)
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A Birder
David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history. (imdb)
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The Physician (2013)
In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians. (imdb)
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A Common Man (2013)
A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released. (imdb)
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Ender
70 years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion. (imdb)
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Iron Man 3 (2013)
When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, Stark starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. (imdb)
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A Therapy (2012)
A Therapy (2012) - Short Film
A therapist becomes obsessed with his patient's Prada coat. (imdb)
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The Dictator (2012)
The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. (imdb)
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Hugo (2011)
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (imdb)
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Shutter Island (2010)
Two U.S. Marshalls are sent to a federal institution for the criminally insane to capture a violent female escapee.
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Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny (2010)
Walking With Destiny highlights Churchill's years in the political wilderness, his early opposition to Adolf Hitler and Nazism, and his support for Jews under threat by the Nazi regime. (imdb)
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1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets (2010)
When a school group is assigned a project about the relevance of the middle ages they aren't optimistic, but they soon discover that it was in many ways a golden age.
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The Desert of Forbidden Art (2010)
Risking being denounced as an 'enemy of the people,' Igor Savitsky rescues 40,000 forbidden fellow artists' works and creates in a far desert of Soviet Uzbekistan a museum now worth millions. (imdb)
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
When an evil nobleman threatens to enslave the world by obtaining the Sands of Time -- a mystical hourglass that gives him control over the flow of time -- Prince Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) and spunky Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) must join forces to stop the madman. Mike Newell directs this sweeping live-action adventure based on the popular video game.
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Teen Patti (2010)
Perci Trachtenberg, widely regarded as the world's greatest living mathematician, meets Venkat, a math genius from India, at a high rolling casino in London. Venkat tells Perci about an equation that could not only change the dialogue on mathematics forever, but one that has already left an indelible impression of guilt - for many painful reasons - on Venkat's life. As it turns out, the reclusive genius Venkat has cracked a theory that could redefine the principles of probability and randomness. (imdb)
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Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
Based on a true story about a young boy infiltrating the IRA to save their targets
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Transsiberian (2008)
A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers. (imdb)
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War, Inc. (2008)
A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President (Aykroyd). In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires a troubled hit man (Cusack), to kill a Middle East oil minister... (imdb)
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The Love Guru (2008)
Pitka (Meyers) an American raised outside of his country by gurus, returns to the States in order to break into the self-help business. His first challenge: To settle the romantic troubles and subsequent professional skid of a star hockey player (Malco) whose wife left him for a rival athlete (Timberlake).
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The Wackness (2008)
It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) spends his last summer before college selling dope throughout New York City, trading it with his shrink (Ben Kingsley) for therapy, while crushing on his step-daughter (Olivia Thirlby). (imdb)
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Elegy (2008)
Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
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You Kill Me (2007)
This street-smart mob comedy is the story of what happens when two mismatched people find a common calling. (IFC Films)
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The Last Legion (2007)
As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters. (imdb)
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The Ten Commandments (2007)
Condemned to die by Pharaoh while just a baby, Hebrew Moses is set adrift on the River Nile by his mother and his sister. Rescued by the daughter of Pharaoh, he grows up thinking he's an Egyptian prince. Eventually exiled from Egypt when he is exposed as a Jew, he is touched by God, and told that he will lead his enslaved Chosen People to the Promised Land. (Promenade Pictures)
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BloodRayne (2006)
BloodRayne takes you to another place and time to experience a world where good and evil battle it out -- with mankind as the very prize. (Romar Entertainment)
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Lucky Number Slevin is a thriller that twists and turns its way through an underworld of crime and revenge. Set in New York City, a case of mistaken identity lands Slevin (Hartnett) into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses. (The Weinstein Company)
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Oliver Twist (2005)
Director Roman Polanski and writer Ronald Harwood re-imagine Charles Dickens' classic story of a young boy who gets involved with a gang of pickpockets in 19th Century London. (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
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A Sound of Thunder (2005)
Based on a short story by award-winning author Ray Bradbury, A Sound of Thunder opens on the year 2055 in downtown Chicago where a very elite travel agency, Time Safari Inc., has cornered the lucrative time-traveling market with an exclusive prehistoric hunting package. Time Safari Inc. is the hottest ticket in town -- until the unthinkable happens. Someone breaks the rules. And evolution runs off its tracks. (Warner Bros.)
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Mrs. Harris (2005)
Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris. (imdb)
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The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer (2005)
This DVD is a collection of the work of the director Jonathan Glazer and includes his music videos, commercials, short films, excerpts from his feature films as well as commentaries and interviews with the actors, musicians and other collaborators.
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Thunderbirds (2004)
Having narrowly averted a major disaster on an oil rig, the Thunderbirds have just returned home to their secret base when TB5, their space based station, is critically damaged in a suspected meteor strike. Unbeknown to them, the attack on TB5 is a deliberate ploy by international master criminal Aristotle Spode to get them off the island. He takes over the island and forces Brains into submission, using the power of his mind. But Spode has overlooked one key factor: Alan, Fermat and Tin Tin are still on the island. (imdb)
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Suspect Zero (2004)
A mysterious serial killer is hunting other serial killers - and one FBI agent suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine. (imdb)
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Unlikely Heroes (2003)
This documentary presents previously unknown stories of extraordinary men and women who exemplified the highest level of courage and human dignity during the most desperate days of the Holocaust. (Seventh Art Releasing)
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House of Sand and Fog (2003)
A gripping exploration of the American Dream gone awry, House of Sand and Fog is the story of two people driven to desperate measures to claim ownership of a house. (DreamWorks Pictures)
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Tuck Everlasting (2002)
Based on the magical, award-winning book by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting captures the dreamlike story that has enchanted readers for two generations. (Disney)
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Spooky House (2002)
Mysterious reclusive magician the Great Zamboni and his pet jaguar Shadow reside in the Spooky House, an old mansion that's rigged with magic tricks and hidden chambers. (imdb)
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
When the war began, she was only a little girl. When it ended, she was the voice of a generation... A compassionate and sensitive televisual portrait of the Holocaust's greatest diarist. (IMDB)
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Sexy Beast (2001)
The story of one man's dangerous journey from peace of mind to paranoid panic when he's lured out of an idyllic retirement back to the gangster life. (Fox Searchlight)
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The Triumph of Love (2001)
In a sun-drenched Italian villa where the madness of love has long been forbidden, one woman's passion is about to upend reason, bend genders and take every heart in the house prisoner. (Paramount Classics)
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What Planet Are You From? (2000)
A highly-evolved planet, whose denizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to take over Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical penis, to impregnate an earthling and stay until the birth. The alien, Harold Anderson, goes to Phoenix as a banker and sets to work finding a mate. His approaches to women are inept, and the humming phallus doesn't help, but on the advice of a banking colleague, he cruises an AA meeting... (imdb)
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Rules of Engagement (2000)
Hayes Hodges finds his career aspirations dashed when he's wounded in Vietnam combat. He then returns to America and becomes a disillusioned lawyer who goes up against the service to defend Colonel Terry Childers, who is accused of inciting an incident that leaves many demonstrators dead. Hodges in no position to decline: Childers heroically saved his life back in Vietnam. (imdb)
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Islam: Empire of Faith (2000)
a documentary about Islam and Islamic civilisation
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Parting Shots (1999)
Harry Sterndale, a failed photographer, is told that he has only three months to live due to him getting cancer. After thinking things over he decides that since he is dying anyway that he will kill or destroy all the people that has ever crossed or hurt him during his entire life.
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Alice in Wonderland (1999)
Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole into a whimsical Wonderland, where she meets characters like the delightful Cheshire Cat, the clumsy White Knight, a rude caterpillar, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts and can grow ten feet tall or shrink to three inches. But will she ever be able to return home? (imdb)
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The Confession (1999)
A High powered NY litigator, hired to defend a murderer who avenged his young son's death, struggles... (imdb)
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Peace Is Every Step: Meditation in Action: The Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hanh (1998)
Thich Nhat Hanh has had a profound impact on contemporary thinking and, importantly, social action. His efforts to achieve an early peaceful end to the American war in Vietnam earned him a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a forty year exile from his homeland. His work teaching reconciliation and meditation with war veterans, widows, orphans, refugees, therapists, activists, and ecumenical groups is ongoing. (buddhistfilmfoundation.org)
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Crime and Punishment (1998)
Adhering close to the book, the story begins in 19th-century Russia and centers on an idealistic student who believes his intellectual superiority gives him the right to commit any crime, even murder, with impunity if he believes it will improve society. So convinced is he of this notion that the student coldly murders a crooked pawnbroker and her sister (who is innocent). But as years pass, and he learns more about life, his arrogance is replaced by an agonizing, relentless guilt that threatens to destroy him... (All Movie Guide)
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Photographing Fairies (1997)
Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of fairies. His search for the truth leads him to Burkinwell, a seemingly peaceful village seething with secrets where he becomes drawn into a web of passion, romance and violence.. (imdb)
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Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997)
Two media moguls vie for ownership of a pro football team, at first they play by their own rules of fair game but then it gets dirty. In an attempt to out do one another each one makes it more personal as their own greed and ambition takes their toll on their families, companies and employees (imdb)
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The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1997)
The fictional tale of the murderous 19th century barber (Ben Kinglsey) who sold his kills to a neighboring butcher (Joanna Lumley) for her renowned meat pies. A young innocent (Selina Boyack) and the dashing inspector (Campbell Scott) who tries to solve the murders are also thrown into the mix. (imdb)
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The Assignment (1997)
An American naval officer is recruited by the government to impersonate the most vicious and cold-blooded terrorist there is in order to catch him. But are things really what they seem to be? (imdb)
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Twelfth Night (1996)
Brother and sister Viola and Sebastian, who are not only very close but look a great deal alike, are in a shipwreck, and both think the other dead. When she lands in a foreign country, Viola dresses as her brother and adopts the name Cesario, becoming a trusted friend and confidante to the Count Orsino. Orsino is madly in love with the lady Olivia, who is in mourning due to her brother's recent death, which she uses as an excuse to avoid seeing the count, whom she does not love.
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Moses (1995)
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A retelling of the bible story. Pharaoh Ramses decrees the death of all Hebrew children, but Moses, placed in a basket in the Nile by his mother, is taken by a royal princess and raised as the brother of the heir to the throne of Egypt, Memefta... (imdb)
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Joseph (1995)
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The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite. (imdb)
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Species (1995)
A group of four specialists are given the task of tracking down Sil.
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Death and the Maiden (1994)
A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government. (imdb)
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Dave (1993)
To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place.
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Schindler
Steven Spielberg's epic drama tells the compelling true story of German businessman Oskar Schindler (Neeson) who comes to Nazi-occupied Poland looking for economic prosperity and leaves as a savior. (History in Film)
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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer. (imdb)
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Freddie as F.R.O.7 (1992)
Horrible Aunt Messina longs for total power, so she kills her brother the King and transforms Prince Frederick into a frog; now she can rule the kingdom any way she pleases. Although the Prince at first does nothing but sit on a lilypad, he soon befriends various sea creatures who teach him the ways of the swamps. But when he learns that, like his aunt, he has magic powers, Frederick, known as Freddy the Frog, may seek revenge on the evil Messina. (Rotten Tomatoes)
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Sneakers (1992)
Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal. (imdb)
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Bugsy (1991)
The story of how Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas. (imdb)
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Una vita scellerata (1990)
The story of Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), a soldier and one of the most important craftsmen and artists of Renaissance Italy, whose life was marked by many achievements and adventures, but also crimes. (imdb)
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The Children (1990)
A middle-aged man's infatuation with a 15 year-old girl jeopardizes his social standing. (TCM)
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Slipstream (1989)
In the near future, where Earth has been devastated by man's pollution and giant winds rule the planet, bounty hunter Matt kidnaps a murderer out of the hands of two police officers, planning to get the bounty himself. These officers, in turn, try to hunt the two men down. (imdb)
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Without a Clue (1988)
This is a Sherlock Holmes story with a difference. Here Dr Watson is the ace detective and has been using an actor to play the part Holmes. Holmes is a drunken actor and gets on Watson's nerves. When Watson tries to go it alone, he doesn't have much success, so he is forced to let Holmes take all the credit once more. (imdb)
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The Secret of the Sahara (1988)
An archaeologist finds an old parchment on Loudspeaker Mountain, the guardian of an ancient and sought-after treasure hidden in the Saharan desert. After saving Anthea, the Khalif's wife, the two run away from evil Lieutenant Ryker and his legionaries and El Hallem, a dangerous and infamous bandit of the desert. At the same time the Khalif orders his guards to recover his wife, Philip, Jordan's son, travels to Egypt looking for his father and the mystery that is hidden in the mountain.
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Lenin: The Train (1988)
A biopic on Lenin
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Pascali
1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems. (imdb)
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Maurice (1987)
Two male English school chums find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. To regain his place in society, Clive gives up his forbidden love, Maurice (pronounced "Morris") and marries. While staying with Clive and his shallow wife, Anne, Maurice finally discovers romance in the arms of Alec, the gamekeeper. (imdb)
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Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (1985)
When a respectable weaver is wrongfully accused of theft, he becomes a virtual hermit until his own fortune is stolen and an orphaned child is found on his doorstep. (imdb)
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Turtle Diary (1985)
Two separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo. They meet and form an odd, but sympathetic camaraderie as they plan to steal two of the turtles and free them into the ocean. (imdb)
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Harem (1985)
A young American woman is kidnapped by an Arabian sheik and held captive in his harem. At first she frantically tries to escape... (imdb)
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Camille (1984)
Camille (1984) - TV Movie
Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover. However, when poverty and terminal illness overwhelm her, Camille discovers that Armand has not lost his love for her. (imdb)
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Betrayal (1983)
Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering... (imdb)
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Gandhi (1982)
Biography of the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest. (imdb)
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Dickens Of London (1976)
Dickens Of London (1976) - TV Mini-Series
Charles Dickens grew up in a family where his father was larger than life. The elder Dickens is a teller of tales and always seem to have ambitions that are well beyond his means or his capabilities. Charles finds success in his writing and marries, his wife Kate bearing them many children despite her delicate mental state. He has a touch of his father in him however, particularly when it comes to money.
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Fear Is the Key (1972)
Following the death of his family in an aeroplane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. By setting himself up as a criminal, he plans to get close to a certain tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of the lost plane. (imdb)
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