Top 20th Century Period Pieces movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on DVD The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Synopsis
David Fincher directs this Oscar-nominated tale of Benjamin Button -- a man who was born old and wrinkled but grows younger as the years go by -- with a screenplay adapted from a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas, Josh Stewart, Elle Fanning, Ed Metzger, Faune A. Chambers, Madisen Beaty, Donna DuPlantier, Joeanna Sayler, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Fiona Hale
Director
Director
David Fincher
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent The King's Speech on DVD The King's Speech
Synopsis
In this biographical drama that garnered multiple Academy Awards, Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue.
Cast
Cast
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Michael Gambon, Timothy Spall, Jennifer Ehle, Derek Jacobi, Anthony Andrews, Eve Best
Director
Director
Tom Hooper
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent The Notebook on DVD The Notebook
Synopsis
Two young lovers are torn apart by war and class differences in the 1940s in this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel. Their story is told by a man who, years later, reads from a notebook while he visits a woman in a nursing home.
Cast
Cast
Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands, James Marsden, Kevin Connolly, Sam Shepard, Joan Allen, David Thornton, Tim Ivey, Starletta DuPois, Anthony-Michael Q. Thomas, Ed Grady, Jennifer Echols, Renée Amber
Director
Director
Nick Cassavetes
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters, Period Pieces
Rent Invictus on DVD Invictus
Synopsis
This drama based on real-life events tells the story of what happened after the end of apartheid when newly elected President Nelson Mandela used the 1995 World Cup rugby matches to unite his people in South Africa.
Cast
Cast
Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern, Julian Lewis Jones, Adojoa Andoh, Marguerite Wheatley, Leleti Khumalo, Patrick Lyster, Penny Downie
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Social Issue Dramas, Sports Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Changeling on DVD Changeling
Synopsis
Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, she begins to challenge the authorities and the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Cast
Cast
Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Michael Kelly, Colm Feore, Jason Butler Harner, Amy Ryan, Geoff Pierson, Denis O'Hare, Gattlin Griffith, Devon Conti, Eddie Alderson, Dale Dickey
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Mystery, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces
Rent Shutter Island on DVD Shutter Island
Synopsis
When Teddy Daniels -- a World War II veteran turned U.S. marshal -- probes the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions ... and by the evasive resident psychiatrist.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Ted Levine, Jackie Earle Haley, John Carroll Lynch, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Elias Koteas
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Mystery, Crime Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Valkyrie on DVD Valkyrie
Synopsis
Wounded in Africa during World War II, a disillusioned Nazi colonel returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Cast
Cast
Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Thomas Kretschmann, Terence Stamp, Eddie Izzard, Kevin McNally, Christian Berkel
Director
Director
Bryan Singer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Espionage Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Suspense, Period Pieces
Rent Charlie Wilson's War on DVD Charlie Wilson's War
Synopsis
Texas congressman Charlie Wilson sets a series of earth-shaking events in motion when he conspires with a CIA operative (Philip Seymour Hoffman, in an Oscar-nominated role) to aid Afghan mujahideen rebels in their fight against the Soviet Red Army.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty, Emily Blunt, Om Puri, Ken Stott, John Slattery, Denis O'Hare
Director
Director
Mike Nichols
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent The Illusionist on DVD The Illusionist
Synopsis
With his eye on a beautiful aristocrat, a gifted illusionist uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a cruel prince. But the magician's scheme soon creates tumult within the monarchy and stirs the suspicion of a dogged inspector.
Cast
Cast
Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Jake Wood, Tom Fisher, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Eleanor Tomlinson, Karl Johnson
Director
Director
Neil Burger
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Mystery, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Walk the Line on DVD Walk the Line
Synopsis
This critically acclaimed biopic distills country singer Johnny Cash's transformation from man to icon -- from his hardscrabble days on an Arkansas farm to his time inside Memphis's Sun Studios, where he finally found a voice for his talents.
Cast
Cast
Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Shelby Lynne, Dan Beene, Larry Bagby, Lucas Till, Ridge Canipe, Hailey Anne Nelson, Tyler Hilton, Brittany Shaw
Director
Director
James Mangold
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, Classic Country & Western, 20th Century Period Pieces, Country & Western/Folk, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Public Enemies on DVD Public Enemies
Synopsis
In the shadow of the Great Depression, criminal minds are thriving -- notorious men such as John Dillinger, "Baby Face" Nelson and "Pretty Boy" Floyd -- and it's up to J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI to bring them down in this gritty crime drama.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, Giovanni Ribisi, Billy Crudup, Stephen Dorff, David Wenham, Stephen Graham, Jason Clarke
Director
Director
Michael Mann
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent The Prestige on DVD The Prestige
Synopsis
Desperate to reveal each other's secrets, rival magicians Robert Angier and Alfred Borden become obsessed with their escalating competition and begin to perform increasingly risky tricks -- which soon turn deadly.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Andy Serkis, Ezra Buzzington, William Morgan Sheppard, Julie Sanford, Daniel Davis
Director
Director
Christopher Nolan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Psychological Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Atonement on DVD Atonement
Synopsis
When 13-year-old Briony discovers a lustful letter and witnesses a sexual encounter between her older sister and a servant's son, her confusion prompts her to finger the young man for a violent crime. Her half-truth changes their lives forever.
Cast
Cast
Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Juno Temple, Patrick Kennedy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harriet Walter, Michelle Duncan
Director
Director
Joe Wright
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Foreign Regions
Rent The Last King of Scotland on DVD The Last King of Scotland
Synopsis
During a medical mission in the 1970s, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan impresses Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and becomes the dictator's personal physician. Garrigan enjoys the perks of his new position, until he becomes aware of Amin's inhumanity.
Cast
Cast
Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy, David Oyelowo, Kerry Washington
Director
Director
Kevin MacDonald
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Doubt on DVD Doubt
Synopsis
Sister Aloysius begins to have doubts about doting priest Father Flynn, who seems to have become overly involved in the life of a young African American pupil. Is she overreacting to the situation, or is there truth behind her convictions?
Cast
Cast
Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Alice Drummond, Audrie Neenan, Susan Blommaert, Carrie Preston, Lydia Jordan, Lloyd Clay Brown, Joseph Foster, Bridget Megan Clark, Evan Lewis
Director
Director
John Patrick Shanley
Genres
Genres
Drama, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films
Rent American Gangster on DVD American Gangster
Synopsis
From director Ridley Scott comes this tense crime thriller starring Denzel Washington as true-life Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas and Russell Crowe as the dogged outcast NYPD cop charged with bringing him down. Ruby Dee (in an Oscar-nominated role), Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin and Chiwetel Ejiofor lead the supporting cast in this powerhouse tale penned by Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List) and based on actual events.
Cast
Cast
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ruby Dee, Josh Brolin, RZA, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, Yul Vázquez, Carla Gugino, Norman Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, KaDee Strickland, Roger Bart, Common, Ted Levine
Director
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Crime Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Defiance on DVD Defiance
Synopsis
In this action-packed drama based on an extraordinary true story, four brothers fight back against Nazi soldiers and create a hidden community in the woods of Belarus to protect more than 1,000 Jewish refugees during World War II.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein, Tomas Arana, Jodhi May, George MacKay, Kate Fahy, Mark Margolis, Mia Wasikowska
Director
Director
Edward Zwick
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Aviator on DVD The Aviator
Synopsis
Leonardo DiCaprio portrays eccentric tycoon Howard Hughes, who turned a small fortune into a massive one by producing Hollywood classics such as Scarface. He simultaneously branched into and transformed industry after industry -- including aviation.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Gwen Stefani, Jude Law, Adam Scott, Matt Ross, Kelli Garner, Frances Conroy, Brent Spiner
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Showbiz Dramas, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent There Will Be Blood on DVD There Will Be Blood
Synopsis
In this expansive drama, ambitious prospector Daniel Plainview strikes it rich when he buys the oil rights to a California family's ranch. As he turns a simple village into a boomtown, Plainview stokes the ire of a charismatic young preacher.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds, Dillon Freasier, Sydney McCallister, David Willis, David Warshofsky, Colton Woodward, Russell Harvard
Director
Director
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Good Shepherd on DVD The Good Shepherd
Synopsis
This partially fact-based drama examines the early history of the CIA through the eyes of upstanding, sharp-minded agent Edward Wilson, who finds the job starting to erode his ideals, filling him with distrust and destroying his personal life.
Cast
Cast
Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Tammy Blanchard, Billy Crudup, Robert De Niro, Keir Dullea, Joe Pesci, Lee Pace, Michael Gambon, Timothy Hutton, John Turturro, Jason Patric, Gabriel Macht, William Hurt
Director
Director
Robert De Niro
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Espionage Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces
Rent Milk on DVD Milk
Synopsis
Sean Penn stars in this biopic about Harvey Milk, the openly gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered along with Mayor George Moscone by disgruntled city supervisor Dan White in 1978.
Cast
Cast
Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco, Alison Pill, Victor Garber, Denis O'Hare, Joseph Cross, Brandon Boyce, Carol Ruth Silver, Stephen Spinella, Lucas Grabeel, Howard Rosenman, Kelvin Yu, Jeff Koons, Mark Martinez, Lynn McRee
Director
Director
Gus Van Sant
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Biographies, Political Dramas, LGBT Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Tearjerkers, Gay, Period Pieces
Rent Finding Neverland on DVD Finding Neverland
Synopsis
Peter Pan and the denizens of Neverland have captured the hearts and minds of J.M. Barrie's readers. But this Oscar-winning film reveals how the imaginative author envisioned a world that was at once so wondrous and perilous.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Dustin Hoffman, Radha Mitchell, Freddie Highmore, Kelly Macdonald, Ian Hart, Joe Prospero, Nick Roud
Director
Director
Marc Forster
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Tearjerkers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Memoirs of a Geisha on DVD Memoirs of a Geisha
Synopsis
When 9-year-old Chiyo is sold to a geisha house, she endures harsh treatment from the owners and the haughty head geisha, who's envious of Chiyo's beauty. Chiyo eventually blooms in her role, but World War II threatens to change her life forever.
Cast
Cast
Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Kôji Yakusho, Michelle Yeoh, Kaori Momoi, Yoki Kudo, Li Gong, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Mako, Navia Nguyen, Karl Yune
Director
Director
Rob Marshall
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent The Help on DVD The Help
Synopsis
In 1960s Jackson, Miss., aspiring writer Eugenia Phelan crosses taboo racial lines by conversing with Aibileen Clark about her life as a housekeeper, and their ensuing friendship upsets the fragile dynamic between the haves and the have-nots.
Cast
Cast
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Ahna O'Reilly, Allison Janney, Anna Camp, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel, Sissy Spacek
Director
Director
Tate Taylor
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Good Night, and Good Luck on DVD Good Night, and Good Luck
Synopsis
George Clooney's Oscar-nominated docudrama pits veteran television newsman Edward R. Murrow against a determined Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his single-minded crusade to quell the threat of communism in America.
Cast
Cast
David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., Frank Langella, Tate Donovan, Alex Borstein, Ray Wise, Robert John Burke
Director
Director
George Clooney
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent Zodiac on DVD Zodiac
Synopsis
Based on events in the 1960s and '70s, this chilling drama recounts the actions of a killer who stalked the streets of San Francisco and left clues in the newspaper, relating the mystery through a cartoonist who became obsessed with the case.
Cast
Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Elias Koteas, Donal Logue, John Carroll Lynch, Dermot Mulroney, Chloë Sevigny
Director
Director
David Fincher
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Mystery, Crime Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Revolutionary Road on DVD Revolutionary Road
Synopsis
The perfect couple living in the perfect house in a perfect suburb? Not quite. April and Frank's marriage unravels when a desperate plan to change their "perfect" lives becomes their last hope to escape lives actually engulfed in emptiness.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Shannon, Ryan Simpkins, Kristen Connolly
Director
Director
Sam Mendes
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Munich on DVD Munich
Synopsis
In this thriller based on actual events, Palestinian terrorists hold hostage and ultimately kill a group of Israeli athletes during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, prompting a Mossad agent to track down the assassins in the tragic aftermath.
Cast
Cast
Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Hanns Zischler, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ciarán Hinds, Ayelet Zurer, Geoffrey Rush, Mathieu Amalric, Marie-Josée Croze
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Ray on DVD Ray
Synopsis
Jamie Foxx portrays rhythm and blues legend Ray Charles, who rose from obscurity to become world famous despite losing his eyesight at age 6, a hardscrabble upbringing, repeated struggles with racism, romantic letdowns and his own heroin abuse.
Cast
Cast
Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Bokeem Woodbine, Aunjanue Ellis, Sharon Warren, C.J. Sanders, Curtis Armstrong, Richard Schiff, Larenz Tate, Terrence Howard, David Krumholtz, Wendell Pierce
Director
Director
Taylor Hackford
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Classic R&B/Soul, Dramas Based on Real Life, Blues, Showbiz Dramas, Urban & Dance, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Informant! on DVD The Informant!
Synopsis
While gathering evidence against his institutional employer to help the FBI build a price-fixing conspiracy case, affable agribusiness executive Mark Whitacre begins to piece together a fantasy world of his own.
Cast
Cast
Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Melanie Lynskey, Thomas F. Wilson, Patton Oswalt, Tony Hale, Eddie Jemison, Paul F. Tompkins, Tom Papa
Director
Director
Steven Soderbergh
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Captain America: The First Avenger on DVD Captain America: The First Avenger
Synopsis
In Marvel's superhero slugfest, Steve Rogers volunteers for a secret experiment during WWII after being deemed unfit for duty. Transformed into super soldier Captain America, he takes on his Nazi-created counterpart, Red Skull, and the evil Hydra.
Cast
Cast
Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Natalie Dormer, Dominic Cooper, Richard Armitage
Director
Director
Joe Johnston
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Comic Books and Superheroes, Action Thrillers, Military & War Action, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Australia on DVD Australia
Synopsis
In the days leading up to World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) inherits a sprawling cattle ranch in northern Australia and reluctantly joins her rough-riding farmhand (Hugh Jackman) as he drives a herd of cattle across the outback. After an epic journey, they witness the Japanese bombing of Darwin, which heralds Australia's entry into the war. Director Baz Luhrmann co-wrote this Oscar-nominated period piece.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Bruce Spence, Jack Thompson, Bill Hunter, John Jarratt, Jacek Koman, Ben Mendelsohn
Director
Director
Baz Luhrmann
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent Argo on DVD Argo
Synopsis
When Iranian militants seize the American embassy in 1979, six Americans slip into the Canadian embassy for protection, prompting the CIA to concoct an elaborate plot to rescue them by pretending that they're filmmakers rather than diplomats.
Cast
Cast
Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina, Zeljko Ivanek, Titus Welliver, Keith Szarabajka, Bob Gunton, Richard Kind, Taylor Schilling, Adrienne Barbeau
Director
Director
Ben Affleck
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Suspense, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Capote on DVD Capote
Synopsis
The toast of New York City society after penning "Breakfast at Tiffany's," flamboyant writer Truman Capote finds himself in a dance with the devil while researching the Clutter family murders for his masterwork, "In Cold Blood."
Cast
Cast
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., Chris Cooper, Bruce Greenwood, Bob Balaban, Mark Pellegrino
Director
Director
Bennett Miller
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Crime Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Brokeback Mountain on DVD Brokeback Mountain
Synopsis
While working together near Wyoming's Brokeback Mountain in 1963, sheepherders Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar begin an increasingly passionate affair. But keeping their relationship a secret from their wives proves agonizing and all-consuming.
Cast
Cast
Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Scott Michael Campbell, Kate Mara, Cheyenne Hill, Brooklynn Proulx, Tom Carey
Director
Director
Ang Lee
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Romantic Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Gay, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Water for Elephants on DVD Water for Elephants
Synopsis
In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Cast
Cast
Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider, Jim Norton, Hal Holbrook, Mark Povinelli, Richard Brake, Stephen Taylor
Director
Director
Francis Lawrence
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Secondhand Lions on DVD Secondhand Lions
Synopsis
In 1960s Texas, timid teen Walter is forced to spend the summer with his rich and eccentric great-uncles on their farm, where, over time, he learns surprising tidbits about their mysterious and dangerous pasts.
Cast
Cast
Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Kyra Sedgwick, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Nicky Katt, Jennifer Stone, Josh Lucas, Deirdre O'Connell
Director
Director
Tim McCanlies
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Teen Dramas, Coming of Age, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Frost/Nixon on DVD Frost/Nixon
Synopsis
Ron Howard directs this Oscar-nominated adaptation of Peter Morgan's popular Broadway play, a drama centering on a series of revelatory television interviews between British talk show host David Frost and former President Richard Nixon. Frank Langella reprises his Tony Award-winning stage role as Nixon with a stellar cast that includes Michael Sheen, Toby Jones, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Bacon and Oliver Platt.
Cast
Cast
Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Bacon, Matthew Macfadyen, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Max Elliott Slade
Director
Director
Ron Howard
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Dreamgirls on DVD Dreamgirls
Synopsis
This big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical follows the rise of 1960s girl group the Dreams. Tensions arise when manager Curtis demotes the talented Effie from lead singer to backup, replacing her with the more marketable Deena.
Cast
Cast
Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Sharon Leal
Director
Director
Bill Condon
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, 20th Century Period Pieces, Musicals, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Big Fish on DVD Big Fish
Synopsis
In this disarming fantasy told largely through flashbacks, young reporter William Bloom attempts to learn more about his dying father by finding the truth behind a lifetime of his fanciful tall tales and legends of epic proportions.
Cast
Cast
Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito, David Denman
Director
Director
Tim Burton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Fantasy, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent War Horse on DVD War Horse
Synopsis
Adapted from a novel by Michael Morpurgo, this majestic World War I drama centers on Devon lad Albert and his steadfast horse, Joey, whose faithful bond cannot be shaken -- even when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent off to France.
Cast
Cast
Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell, David Kross, Eddie Marsan, Nicolas Bro, Rainer Bock, Patrick Kennedy, Leonhard Carow, Celine Buckens
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent The Painted Veil on DVD The Painted Veil
Synopsis
Shunned by a husband who's more interested in his scientific research than his marriage, Kitty Fane embarks on a quest for fulfillment, igniting a passionate affair with dashing womanizer Charles Townsend.
Cast
Cast
Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Toby Jones, Diana Rigg, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Bin Li, Alan David, Marie-Laure Descoureaux, Juliet Howland, Lorraine Laurence
Director
Director
John Curran
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Cinderella Man on DVD Cinderella Man
Synopsis
Russell Crowe stars in this riveting biopic about legendary boxer Jim Braddock, who arrived on the scene during the Great Depression at a time when Americans were woefully in need of a hero.
Cast
Cast
Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Connor Price, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill, Ron Canada, Boyd Banks, Fulvio Cecere, Angelo Tsarouchas
Director
Director
Ron Howard
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Secret Life of Bees on DVD The Secret Life of Bees
Synopsis
Haunted by her mother's death, 14-year-old Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) escapes her dreary life on her father's farm and heads to Tiburon, S.C., with friend and caregiver Rosaleen Daise (Jennifer Hudson), spawning a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Set amid the hotbed of racial tensions in the 1960s South, writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood's touching drama is based on Sue Monk Kidd's best-selling novel of the same name.
Cast
Cast
Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Paul Bettany, Hilarie Burton, Tristan Wilds, Nate Parker, Shondrella Avery
Director
Director
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Growing up in a Rio de Janeiro favela, Rocket is able to avoid being drawn into a life of drugs and crime by having a passion for photography. Through his eyes, the dramatic stories of several of the slum's colorful residents unfold.
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Cast
Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Jonathan Haagensen, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Daniel Zettel, Seu Jorge, Matheus Nachtergaele
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Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund
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When Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's thoroughbred stable, she transforms from housewife to horse breeder -- and owner of the colt that will take the 1973 Triple Crown -- in this dramatic biopic.
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Cast
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Devoted Philadelphia Eagles fan Vince Papale has just lost his wife and his job as a substitute teacher. But by impressing his favorite NFL team's coach in open tryouts and winning a place on the field, he turns a terrible year into a winner.
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Cast
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Ericson Core
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In this haunting drama, middle-aged lawyer Michael Berg reflects on the brief but formative sexual relationship he had as a teen with an older woman in 1950s Germany -- and his feelings years later upon learning she was on trial for Nazi war crimes.
Cast
Cast
Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz, Matthias Habich, Susanne Lothar, Karoline Herfurth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Volker Bruch, Burghart Klaussner, Hannah Herzsprung, Vijessna Ferkic
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Farm boy Blaine Rawlings and his fellow soldiers become the world's first fighter pilots when they join the Lafayette Escadrille, a squadron of Americans who are volunteering for the French military at the dawn of World War I.
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Tony Bill
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Frank W. Abagnale Jr. is a cunning con man; he's also a deft forger, and his work attracts the attention of an FBI agent who makes it his mission to put Frank behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.
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Cast
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Charlize Theron took home the Best Actress Oscar for her electrifying performance as Aileen Wuornos, an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic client and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
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Director
Patty Jenkins
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Meryl Streep provides a subtle and nuanced portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of Britain, whose political career and determination changed the rules that had limited women's opportunities for leadership.
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Featuring an all-star cast, director Oliver Stone's satiric retrospective chronicles the life and political career of George W. Bush, from his troubles as a young adult through his governorship of Texas and all the way to the Oval Office.
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Cast
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Oliver Stone
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After his wife and son are murdered, hit man Michael Sullivan -- known in his 1930s Chicago world as the Angel of Death -- goes on the run with his surviving son to exact revenge on the man who wronged him.
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Cast
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Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, this gripping dramatization -- seen through the eyes of a tenacious CIA operative -- chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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Cast
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This fictionalization of the "Abscam" scandal of the early 1980s follows con man Irving Rosenfeld and his lover, Sydney Prosser, as they help an eccentric FBI agent expose corruption among several members of Congress in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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Cast
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Oscar winners Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek team up to tell the true story of irascible Felix Bush, a backwoods Tennessee loner who planned his funeral in 1938 while he was still around to attend -- and enjoy -- the proceedings.
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Cast
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In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them. Written, directed and starring George Clooney.
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Director
George Clooney
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In 1965, Coach Don Haskins inherits a losing basketball team at Texas Western University and brings on seven black players, angering others at the school and resulting in threats of violent retaliation.
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Cast
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Director
James Gartner
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Genres
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Loosely based on true events, this drama follows Ron Woodroof, who refuses to accept he'll die in 30 days when he's diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. He extends his life and eventually helps many other AIDS patients by smuggling medications from abroad.
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Cast
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Famed Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman struggles to survive the onslaught of Nazi tyranny during World War II in this drama based on his memoirs. In spite of his well-known talent, Szpilman spends several years holed up in Warsaw, clinging to life.
Cast
Cast
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Director
Roman Polanski
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Genres
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When his family moves to Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence, where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey.
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Cast
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Director
Mark Herman
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When Walt Disney sets his sights on obtaining the rights to the children's classic "Mary Poppins," he reaches out to the book's author, P.L. Travers, only to find that she proves a tough nut to crack.
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Cast
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Director
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Genres
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Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this riveting biopic as J. Edgar Hoover, the longtime FBI director as notorious for his overzealous methods of law enforcement as for the rumors regarding his cross-dressing and close relationship with protégé Clyde Tolson.
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Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney, Stephen Root, Zach Grenier, Jeffrey Donovan, Denis O'Hare
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
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Genres
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When organized-crime family patriarch Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge in this Oscar-winning epic.
Cast
Cast
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Director
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A single mother and her young daughter move into a peaceful French village and open a chocolate shop during the height of Lent. At first, the shop's rich, sensuous desserts scandalize the town. But the villagers soon learn to savor the sweetness.
Cast
Cast
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Director
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A knobble-kneed colt becomes a winning thoroughbred at the hands of its owner, its unorthodox trainer and its jockey, a half-blind ex-prizefighter, in this Depression-era drama based on the true story of champion racehorse Seabiscuit.
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Cast
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Director
Director
Gary Ross
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Genres
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Jenny's teen life is a bore in 1961 London until she's immersed in the beguiling world of a much-older man. Even Jenny's parents are intrigued by David, but her unimpressed teacher works to keep Jenny's future from crumbling under David's influence.
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Cast
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Set in 1962 Los Angeles, this stream-of-consciousness drama centers on a day in the life of George Falconer, a gay college professor who plans to commit suicide in the wake of his longtime lover's recent death.
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Cast
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Director
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Leonardo DiCaprio stars as literary icon Jay Gatsby in this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. Fascinated by the mysterious, affluent Gatsby, his neighbor Nick Carraway bears witness to the man's obsessive love and spiral into tragedy.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Adelaide Clemens, Callan McAuliffe, Amitabh Bachchan, Elizabeth Debicki
Director
Director
Baz Luhrmann
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Genres
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Synopsis
At Wellesley College in 1953, the all-female student population constitutes the best and the brightest, yet they're still measured by how well they marry -- until the arrival of a professor who threatens to upend the status quo.
Cast
Cast
Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dominic West, Juliet Stevenson, Marcia Gay Harden, John Slattery, Marian Seldes, Donna Mitchell, Terence Rigby, Topher Grace, Kristen Connolly
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Director
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Drama, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
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When a high school football coach befriends a developmentally disabled man nicknamed "Radio" -- who's the target of teasing -- their friendship raises eyebrows. But Radio's growth under the coach's guidance causes the townsfolk to think differently.
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Cast
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Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a greedy German factory owner made rich by exploiting cheap Jewish labor. But as World War II unfolds, he becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to help save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz.
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Cast
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Director
Steven Spielberg
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Genres
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Roxie hungers for stardom but ends up in the slammer, where superstar Velma is doing time for shooting her cheating husband. When Velma's lawyer makes Roxie a tabloid sensation, he sets up a musical catfight between the all-too-willing rivals.
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Cast
Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Christine Baranski, Taye Diggs, Dominic West, Lucy Liu, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Deirdre Goodwin, Mya, Susan Misner, Ekaterina Chtchelkanova
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While filming a movie in England, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe slips away with a young Brit for a week of self-discovery and frivolity. The story that ensues is based on the real-life memoirs of Colin Clark, once assistant to Sir Laurence Olivier.
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Cast
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Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker delivers a powerful performance as Cecil Gaines, who served as the White House butler under eight presidents. His three decades of service unfold against a backdrop of unparalleled change in American history.
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Cast
Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams, Clarence Williams III
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Director
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Genres
Drama, Biographies, Political Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
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Rob Brown stars as trailblazer Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. Dubbed the "Elmira Express" because of his tireless drive, Davis also lived up to the title off the field fighting for racial equality. Director Gary Fleder's inspiring biopic co-stars Dennis Quaid as Ben Schwartzwalder, the crusty Syracuse University coach who teaches Davis the game and in return learns much from his bold civil rights achievements.
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Cast
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Inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book of the same name, this Oscar-winning drama charts the life and work of famed economist John Forbes Nash Jr., a brilliant man plagued by the anguish of mental illness.
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Cast
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Director
Director
Ron Howard
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Rachel Singer is a former Mossad intelligence agent who is forced to relive her 1965 pursuit of a notorious Nazi war criminal after the bold and dangerous fugitive is suspected to have reemerged 30 years later in the Ukraine.
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Cast
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Director
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Genres
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Based on Marine Anthony Swofford's biting memoir about his stint as a sniper in Operation Desert Storm, this film focuses on the long, lonely days spent at war, and the cynicism and caustic humor soldiers employ to deal with unimaginable conditions.
Cast
Cast
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Director
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In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly pursues recognition for his invention, as well as the much-deserved financial rewards for the sake of his wife (Lauren Graham) and six kids. Alan Alda and Dermot Mulroney also star.
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Cast
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Director
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Young Liesel steals books to teach herself to read, giving her refuge from the horrors of Nazi Germany and her cold foster parents. When not reading, she forms a bond with the Jewish man her adoptive family is hiding in their home.
Cast
Cast
Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, Barbara Auer, Levin Liam, Rainer Bock, Carina N. Wiese, Roger Allam
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Director
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Australia's aboriginal integration program of the 1930s broke countless hearts -- among them, those of young Molly (Evelyn Sampi), Gracie (Laura Monaghan) and Daisy (Tianna Sansbury), who were torn from their families and placed in an abusive orphanage. Without food or water, the girls resolve to make the 1,500-mile trek home. Meanwhile, a well-intentioned tracker is trying to return the girls to the authorities.
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Cast
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Director
Director
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Genres
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Director Olivier Dahan paints a poignant portrait of legendary Parisian singer Édith Piaf, whose passion for music saw her through a life filled with tragedy. The film follows the chanteuse from her childhood in a brothel to her premature death.
Cast
Cast
Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gérard Depardieu, Clotilde Courau, Marc Barbé, Elisabeth Commelin
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Genres
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This gripping thriller about Cold War espionage follows an English spy as he returns to MI-6 under a cloud of suspicion. In the years since he was sacked by the agency, some suspect that he's become an operative for the Soviet Union.
Cast
Cast
Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Simon McBurney, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones, David Dencik, Kathy Burke, Stephen Graham
Director
Director
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Emmy winner Claire Danes stars as Temple Grandin, a brilliant young woman coping with the stigma of autism at a time when it was misunderstood. With the support of her loving family, Temple dedicates herself to learning and becomes a famed animal behaviorist. Her passion for animals gives her a unique ability to understand them, and she fulfills her love of education by teaching about autism and the most humane ways to treat livestock and pets.
Cast
Cast
Claire Danes, Catherine O'Hara, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Melissa Farman, Cherami Leigh, Tamara Jolaine, Charles Baker, Blair Bomar, Barry Tubb
Director
Director
Mick Jackson
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Genres
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Synopsis
Argentinean medical student and future revolutionary Che Guevara motorcycles across South America with his friend Alberto beginning in 1951, a deeply personal odyssey that ultimately crystallizes the young man's budding political beliefs.
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Cast
Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mercedes Morán, Jean Pierre Noher, Lucas Oro, Marina Glezer, Sofia Bertolotto, Franco Solazzi, Ricardo Diaz Mourelle, Sergio Boris
Director
Director
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Synopsis
Film director Guido Contini faces a midlife crisis and struggles to complete his latest movie while juggling relationships with several women -- including his wife, his mistress and his mother -- in this musical based on the Broadway smash.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Giuseppe Spitaleri, Elio Germano, Martina Stella
Director
Director
Rob Marshall
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Black Book on DVD Black Book
Synopsis
Rachel Stein is a beautiful Jewish woman who averts Nazi capture, then assumes a new Aryan identity and joins the Dutch resistance movement. A local leader persuades her to seduce a Nazi commander and take down the enemy from within.
Cast
Cast
Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn, Waldemar Kobus, Derek de Lint, Christian Berkel, Dolf de Vries, Michiel Huisman
Director
Director
Paul Verhoeven
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Period Pieces, Dutch Language, Netherlands
Rent Amelia on DVD Amelia
Synopsis
Hilary Swank stars as famed aviator Amelia Earhart in this dramatic biopic that follows the daring pilot's rise from obscurity in Kansas to her troubled marriage to businessman George Putnam (Richard Gere), who recruited her for her first transatlantic flight. Mira Nair (The Namesake, Vanity Fair) directs; Ewan McGregor, Joe Anderson, Christopher Eccleston and Mia Wasikowska co-star.
Cast
Cast
Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Joe Anderson, Cherry Jones, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Abrams, Scott Anderson
Director
Director
Mira Nair
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Lawless on DVD Lawless
Synopsis
This true-to-life action saga profiles Virginia's bootlegging Bondurant gang, whose exploits during the Prohibition era made them outlaw heroes. The three Bondurant brothers tussle with the law and each other as they try to survive changing times.
Cast
Cast
Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan, Chris McGarry, Tim Tolin, Gary Oldman, Lew Temple
Director
Director
John Hillcoat
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Mobster, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Squid and the Whale on DVD The Squid and the Whale
Synopsis
This insightful indie drama looks at the crumbling marriage between a self-centered novelist -- whose career is waning -- and his up-and-coming writer wife. Meanwhile, the warring couple's two sons are caught in the cross fire.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin, Halley Feiffer, Anna Paquin, Ken Leung, David Benger, Adam Rose
Director
Director
Noah Baumbach
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie Comedies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Frida on DVD Frida
Synopsis
Julie Taymor directs this Oscar-winning biopic of painter Frida Kahlo, focusing on her often rocky relationship with husband Diego Rivera and her controversial political and sexual reputation (she was a communist and openly bisexual).
Cast
Cast
Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas, Valeria Golino, Geoffrey Rush, Ashley Judd, Diego Luna, Mía Maestro, Edward Norton, Roger Rees, Saffron Burrows
Director
Director
Julie Taymor
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Painting, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Mrs. Henderson Presents on DVD Mrs. Henderson Presents
Synopsis
Having already cultivated an offbeat reputation among high society in 1930s London, Laura Henderson embarks on her latest adventure: transforming an old movie theater into a space that will host a nude musical revue.
Cast
Cast
Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Will Young, Christopher Guest, Kelly Reilly, Thelma Barlow, Anna Brewster, Rosalind Halstead, Sarah Solemani, Natalia Tena, Sir Thomas Allen, Richard Syms, Ralph Nossek, Camille O'Sullivan, Elise Audeyev
Director
Director
Stephen Frears
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Across the Universe on DVD Across the Universe
Synopsis
In this musical mix of live action and animation featuring songs by the Beatles, Liverpool dock worker Jude falls for Lucy on an excursion to America in the 1960s. But when Lucy's brother is drafted, Jude and Lucy take a stand as anti-war activists.
Cast
Cast
Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther, James Urbaniak, T.V. Carpio, Spencer Liff
Director
Director
Julie Taymor
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Classic Rock, Musicals, Period Pieces
Rent The Artist on DVD The Artist
Synopsis
Winner of five Oscars, this artful black-and-white silent film follows the romance between a silent-era superstar on a downward spiral and a rising young starlet who embraces the future of cinema at the dawn of the "talkies."
Cast
Cast
Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant, Ed Lauter, Joel Murray, Bitsie Tulloch, Ken Davitian, Malcolm McDowell
Director
Director
Michel Hazanavicius
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, France, Period Pieces
Rent The Great Raid on DVD The Great Raid
Synopsis
In World War II, a battalion goes on a daring rescue mission to liberate the Americans and Filipinos who've been captured by the Japanese and thrown into brutal POW camps in the city of Cabanatuan.
Cast
Cast
Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, Connie Nielsen, Marton Csokas, Joseph Fiennes, Motoki Kobayashi, Robert Mammone, Natalie Mendoza, Cesar Montano, James Carpinello, Mark Consuelos, Sam Worthington, Craig McLachlan, Max Martini, Clayne Clawford
Director
Director
John Dahl
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Enemy at the Gates on DVD Enemy at the Gates
Synopsis
Set during the infamous World War II siege of Stalingrad, this suspenseful drama follows a battle of wits and wills between renowned Russian sharpshooter Vassili Zaitsev and top German sniper Maj. König.
Cast
Cast
Jude Law, Ed Harris, Rachel Weisz, Joseph Fiennes, Bob Hoskins, Ron Perlman, Eva Mattes, Gabriel Thomson, Matthias Habich, Sophie Rois
Director
Director
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Suspense, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Greatest Game Ever Played on DVD The Greatest Game Ever Played
Synopsis
With a pint-sized caddie at his side, amateur golfer Francis Ouimet shocked the world at the 1913 U.S. Open when he outplayed defending British champ Harry Vardon in what was dubbed "The Greatest Game Ever Played."
Cast
Cast
Tyler Brody Stein, Shia LaBeouf, Elias Koteas, Josh Flitter, Max Kasch, Stephen Dillane, Peter Firth, Peyton List, Jackie Burroughs, Luke Askew, Len Cariou
Director
Director
Bill Paxton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, 20th Century Period Pieces, Golf, Disney
Rent Sucker Punch on DVD Sucker Punch
Synopsis
Baby Doll, a girl slated for lobotomy in a 1950s-era asylum, leads a group of young female inmates in an attempt to escape both their mental fantasy worlds and the actual institution where they are prisoners.
Cast
Cast
Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Oscar Isaac, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn
Director
Director
Zack Snyder
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Fantasy, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
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