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Follows the life of Mahatma Gandhi from his days as a lawyer in South Africa to his role as India's spiritual leader by using his philosophy of non-violent but direct-action protest that helped end British rule. Centers on the extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent, peaceful existence and set an entire nation free.
Sparkling cyanide: An elderly husband and wife are unlikely looking secret agents brought in to investigate the murder of a powerful soccer club manager's beautiful trophy wife at a glitzy champagne event. Why didn't they ask Evans?: A local vicar finds a man lying fatally injured and unconscious on the rocks at the foot of a cliff. His last words before passing were spoken clearly to the vicar "Why didn't they ask Evans?".The Seven Dials mystery:...
10) The elephant man
Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man" when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity.
Rome has become the mightiest empire the world has even known and Julius Caesar holds absolute dominion over the conquered world. But his jealous rivals in the Roman senate want his power. Led by Cassius and reluctantly joined by Brutus, the conspirators secretly plot to assassinate Caesar. Appalled by the murder of his mentor, Mark Antony declares war on Caesar's assassins and the empire is divided as the ruling forces ignite an epic war for honor,...
England, 1554. Henry VIII is dead. The country is divided, Catholic against Protestant. Henry's eldest daughter Mary, a fervent Catholic, is Queen. She is childless. The Catholics' greatest fear is the succession of Mary's Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth. After Mary's death, Elizabeth ascends to the throne, thrust into an edgy world of political and religious flux she struggles to protect her power, life, and independence as the court boils with...
All eyes are focused on the Vatican, hoping to see the puffs of white smoke signaling the selection of the next Pope, but this time, much more is at stake, for the new pontiff may be the only person who can bring peace to a world on the brink of nuclear war.
17) Romeo & Juliet
Considered the greatest love story of all time and a bona fide "hit" for over 400 years. Romeo & Juliet is full of passion and oration. Shakespeare's most popular tragedy, it expresses love and death better perhaps, than any work in the English lang
The crowning achievement of Orson Welles's extraordinary film career that was the culmination of the filmmaker's lifelong obsession with Shakespeare's ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff. Usually a comic supporting figure, Falstaff; the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry IV's wayward son Prince Hal, here becomes the focus: a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero played by Welles with looming, lumbering grace.
20) Edward the King
Though he waited nearly 60 years to become king, and reigned for only nine, Edward VII changed the British monarchy forever. Derided by his mother, Queen Victoria, as frivolous and untrustworthy, Edward was in fact a skillful, determined diplomat who longed to be useful to his country. This miniseries dramatizes his life from frustrated prince and inveterate philanderer to loving father and respected statesman.