Titles You Haven't Ranked (19)
Secrets of Mary Magdalene (2006) - Direct-to-Video
Summary: Secrets of Mary Magdalene strips away the veils of history to reveal the flesh and blood woman who served as Jesus' foremost apostle and possibly the love of his life. Based on the nonfiction book "Secrets of Mary Magdalene" by bestselling authors Dan Burstein and Arne De Keijzer, this documentary special uncovers the latest information on one of the world's most controversial religious figures. (imdb)
Summary: Aims to tell the story of Versace, as well as explores the events leading up to his death and the effects it had on the fashion industry. The documentary includes great interviews with family members and Pete Cunanan, who talks about his son, Andrew. If that's not enough, there's also footage of Versace's Miami home and the designer at his fashion show that took place just days before his death, as well as audio of the phone call made when Versace was found dead. (complex.com)
Summary: Max Martin (Reg Rogers) is a down-on-his luck photographer poised to blow a lucrative deadline. At a bar, he meets a stranger who leaves him an envelope containing 10 striking photographs. At first reluctant to pass them off as his own, Max has a change of heart but then discovers, after he's pummeled in a fight, that the photographs are gone. Now, he must journey through the bizarre streets of New York City to reclaim the pics.
Summary: Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), the mission doctor, theologian and philosopher who founded a hospital in the rainforests of Gabon, achieved sainthood in his lifetime, at least in the popular imagination. The critical assessment of his life and works in recent years, however, has been slightly more ambivalent. Ba Kobhio Bassek is the first director to examine this medical missionary from a purely African point-of-view. (themoviedb)
Hemingway (1988) - TV Mini-Series
Summary: This biography of the American writer Ernest Hemingway is aptly titled, since Hemingway was forever struggling with life. A mixture of outdoorsman and intellectual, Hemingway has become emblematic of a certain way of life in the 20th century. His personal style and his many written works have become intertwined in the public imagination. In this A&E portrait, both the man and the myth are examined in an illuminating way. (allrovi.com)
Summary: Romain, boss of a flourishing advertising agency, is a man fulfilled. After three unhappy marriages, he seems to have finally found the ideal woman in the person of Vera, his elegant mistress, and displays on the material level an insolent success, as attested by his last model Jaguar, his vast Parisian apartment and his stylish valet...
Summary: A crooked, neo-Nazi police inspector supplies his gangland cohorts with weapons to slaughter the Vietnamese, black, and Arab gangs fighting for the upper hand in the drug trade. Before the final showdown, an undercover cop (Daniel Auteuil) tries to prevent the bloodshed and faces one defeat after another as his connections and informants are killed. (Allmovie)
Playing for Time (1980) - TV Movie
Summary: While hiding from the royal authorities, Jacomo Casanova, the famous romancer, encounters his look-alike: Jacomino, a fugitive petty con man. Meanwhile, the Arabian Caliph and his wife are arriving in Venice for a state visit, and she insists on a night with the legendary lover. Through a series of erotic encounters and mistaken-identity comedies, Jacomo and Jacomino make their way back to Venice for their appointment with the Caliph's wife. (imdb)
Summary: It is the city of Berlin in 1930, a time when political unrest racks the country, the economy has been destroyed, and millions of unemployed roam the streets. Enter into this chaos an American cabaret dancer, working at the downtown "Kit-Kat club". Into this young dancer's life come several characters such as a rich German politician, a young Jewish man struggling with his identity, an Englishman teacher from London, and of course the all-knowing, all-seeing Master of Ceremonies.