The Pianist (2002)

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150 min – Biography | Drama | History – 28 March 2003 (USA)

IMDB Rating: 8.5/10 from 285,263 users

Metascore: 85/100 

DirectorRoman Polanski

WritersRonald Harwood (screenplay), Wladyslaw Szpilman (book)

Awards: Won 3 Oscars. Another 48 wins & 47 nominations.

Plot Summary

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

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Argo (2012)

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120 min  –  Biography | Drama | History  –  12 October 2012 (USA)

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10 from 240,914 users

Metascore: 86/100

Director: Ben Affleck

Writers: Chris Terrio (screenplay), Tony Mendez (based on a selection from “The Master of Disguise”

Awards:  Won 3 Oscars. Another 62 wins & 72 nominations.

Plot Summary

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

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Defiance (2008)

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137 min   –  Action | Drama | History  –   16 January 2009 (USA)

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10 from 82,112 users  

Metascore:  58/100

Director: Edward Zwick

Writers: Clayton Frohman (screenplay), Edward Zwick (screenplay)

Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.

Plot Summary

This is the true story of Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.

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