The Best Joaquin Phoenix Movies


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82
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90
/47/

Her (2013)
In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.
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3.7
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94
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79
/40/

Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.
81
8.7
/17839/
85
/359/
81
/201/
4.1
/3258/

Earthlings (2005)
Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.
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8.5
/1338712/
85
/26422/
82
/13065/
4.0
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77
/199/
Audience
87
/34128168/
Metacritics
67
/46/

Gladiator (2000)
In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.
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7.8
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78
/4300/
75
/1922/
3.8
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82
/210/
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90
/545650/
Metacritics
72
/39/

Walk the Line (2005)
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
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8.5
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81
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82
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3.8
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68
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88
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/60/

Joker (2019)
During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
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4.0
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/254/
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61
/50615/
Metacritics
86
/43/

The Master (2012)
Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World War II.
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7.0
/45048/
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3.4
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76
/49362/
Metacritics
82
/17/

Parenthood (1989)
The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the 'black sheep' of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.
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3.7
/124240/
89
/279/
Audience
64
/5138/
Metacritics
84
/41/

You Were Never Really Here (2017)
A traumatised veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, his nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
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7.0
/53587/
70
/2748/
69
/1280/
3.5
/40893/
87
/205/
Audience
68
/2546/
Metacritics
78
/44/

The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Oregon, 1851. Hermann Kermit Warm, a chemist and aspiring gold prospector, keeps a profitable secret that the Commodore wants to know, so he sends the Sisters brothers, two notorious assassins, to capture him on his way to California.
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6.8
/43383/
68
/533/
66
/481/
3.5
/16324/
88
/57/
Audience
65
/34872/
Metacritics
86
/23/

To Die For (1995)
Suzanne Stone wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with relentless focus, she is forced to destroy anything and anyone that may stand in her way, regardless of the ultimate cost or means necessary.
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7.3
/51561/
71
/468/
71
/412/
3.4
/7258/
75
/126/
Audience
83
/45562/
Metacritics
70
/31/

Quills (2000)
A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France into a sexual frenzy, until a fiercely conservative doctor tries to put an end to the fun.
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7.0
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68
/514/
68
/512/
3.7
/12926/
82
/166/
Audience
59
/56314/
Metacritics
74
/33/

Two Lovers (2008)
A depressed man moves back in with his parents following a recent heartbreak and finds himself with two women.
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3.4
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75
/1588/
Metacritics
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/39/

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
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3.5
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/16353/
Metacritics
77
/34/

The Immigrant (2013)
1921 New York. An immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
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6.7
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/249/
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52
/32373/
Metacritics
81
/43/

Inherent Vice (2014)
In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.
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/921340/
Metacritics
59
/36/

Signs (2002)
A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
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Metacritics
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/33/

We Own the Night (2007)
A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
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/15677/
Metacritics
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/35/

Buffalo Soldiers (2002)
A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.
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/31367/
Metacritics
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/20/

U Turn (1997)
When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After becoming involved with a young married woman, her husband hires Bobby to kill her. Later, she hires Bobby to kill the husband.
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3.4
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Metacritics
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/28/

Brother Bear (2003)
When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, including the lovable bear cub Koda, hilarious moose Rutt and Tuke, woolly mammoths and rambunctious rams.
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6.5
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2.8
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Metacritics
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/32/

Ladder 49 (2004)
Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids.
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3.3
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Audience
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Metacritics
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/31/

The Yards (2000)
In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he's battling with a minority-owned firm for contracts.
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3.1
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/45/
Audience
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/8168/
Metacritics
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/22/

Return to Paradise (1998)
Lewis, Sheriff and Tony are three friends vacationing in Malaysia. Sheriff and Tony eventually leave to pursue careers in New York, but Lewis stays behind to work with orangutans. Two years later, Sheriff and Tony learn that, because of their past actions, Lewis has been arrested for drug possession. With Lewis facing a death sentence, the friends are left with a difficult decision: return to Malaysia and split Lewis' sentence, or let him die.
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Audience
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/6622/
Metacritics
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/43/

Irrational Man (2015)
On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
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6.5
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Audience
57
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Metacritics
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/40/

The Village (2004)
When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
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4.3
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Dominion (2018)
Exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden & handheld cameras, the feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.
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5.9
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/603/
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2.8
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/237/
Metacritics
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/24/

Mary Magdalene (2018)
In the first century, free-spirited Mary Magdalene flees the marriage her family has arranged for her, finding refuge and a sense of purpose in a radical new movement led by the charismatic, rabble-rousing preacher named Jesus.
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6.7
/22457/
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/300/
65
/215/
3.0
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38
/113/
Audience
52
/14572/
Metacritics
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/29/

Reservation Road (2007)
Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men react in unexpected ways as a reckoning looms in the near future.
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6.2
/20946/
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/356/
61
/262/
3.1
/14383/
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/131/
Audience
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/20695/
Metacritics
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/33/

I'm Still Here (2010)
I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the film follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip-hop musician. The film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads and explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
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6.6
/10645/
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/75/
62
/76/
3.0
/1608/
62
/53/
Audience
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/9637/
Metacritics
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/26/

Clay Pigeons (1998)
Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with their sexual affairs. Clay inadvertently befriends a serial killer named Lester Long, who murders the widow in an attempt to "help" his "fishing buddy."
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5.7
/12919/
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/305/
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/120/
2.8
/2091/
45
/11/
Audience
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/14633/
Metacritics
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/9/

SpaceCamp (1986)
Andie Bergstrom, an astronaut eagerly awaiting her first trip to space, runs a summer camp for teenagers with her NASA-employed husband, Zach. One night during an engine test, Andie and four teenage campers are accidentally shot into space. Together, the group -- which includes Kathryn, a pilot-in-training, and Tish, a ditz with a perfect memory -- must work together to operate the spacecraft and return home.
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6.5
/123166/
69
/2145/
63
/1201/
3.0
/18602/
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/85/
Audience
52
/137917/
Metacritics
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/20/

8MM (1999)
A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town PI.
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6.4
/11562/
68
/111/
61
/111/
2.9
/2016/
31
/26/
Audience
52
/9895/
Metacritics
49
/21/

Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of rich young women. But sensitive Doug has a real romance with Pamela, which Jacey and the Abbott patriarch, Lloyd, both frown upon.
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7.7
/256/
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/10/
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/3/
3.4
/385/
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/44/
Audience
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/16/
Metacritics
78
/9/

My Darling Vivian (2020)
The story of Vivian Liberto, Johnny Cash's first wife and the mother of his four daughters. Includes never-before-seen footage and photographs of Johnny Cash and Rosanne Cash, as well as footage featuring Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Tim Robbins, Whoopi Goldberg, John C. Reilly and many more.
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5.4
/7940/
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/56/
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/69/
2.5
/860/
19
/31/
Audience
27
/1316/
Metacritics
32
/9/

It's All About Love (2003)
The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of everything happening around them, their love is worth fighting for. It's All About Love is a fresh take on modern love and future life as two lovers struggle in a conspiracy of epic proportions.
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6.5
/959/
68
/32/
63
/18/
3.2
/504/
75
/12/

Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart (2014)
In an extraordinary and tragic American story, a small town murder becomes one of the highest profile cases of all time. From its historic role as the first televised trial to the many books and movies made about it, the film looks at the media’s enduring impact on the case.
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7.4
/876/
76
/36/
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/16/
3.0
/213/
Audience
59
/257/

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.
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5.6
/1339/
61
/15/
53
/16/
2.7
/313/
14
/7/
Audience
43
/1122/
Metacritics
43
/10/

Russkies (1987)
A group of American boys discovers a Russian sailor washed up on the coast of Florida and decide to befriend him, assuming that he is friendly and will bring them no danger and thus go against the ideas of their parents, as well as the government.
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8.3
/509/
68
/5/
72
/12/
4.0
/1070/

Back Beyond (2013)
A short film consisting of deleted scenes from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master".
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7.6
/7/
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/14/
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/10/
3.3
/349/

Joker: Put on a Happy Face (2020)
Featuring interviews with filmmakers and industry legends, discover the origins and evolution of The Joker, and learn why The Clown Prince of Crime is universally hailed as the greatest comic-book supervillain of all time.
10
6.1
/309/
61
/12/
48
/21/
3.3
/69/

Ultimate Fights from the Movies (2002)
In their second film compilation following their 'Boogeymen:The Killer Compilation' series, FlixMix takes you into the history of action movies from Hollywood to Hong Kong cinema that spans a 20-year period. This one features action scenes from 16 action-packed movies featuring action gurus, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat, Jackie Chan, Jean-Claude Van Damme and many more.
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6.5
/83/
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/1/

Gladiator Games: The Roman Bloodsport (2000)
A look at the making of the Gladiator (2000) and the historical aspects presented within the film. Interviews with cast, crew and historical professors tell us a little bit more about certain locations and characters than what was in the movie.
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Kitbag
An original and personal look at Napoleon’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine.
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Beau Is Afraid
An anxious man learns of the death of his mother under mysterious circumstances and upon traveling home makes an alarming discovery about his past. During his journey, he runs into various crazy supernatural threats.
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Paths of Discovery: The Making of Brother Bear (2004)
A behind the scenes look at the making of the Disney animated feature 'Brother Bear.'
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Paths of Discover: The Making of Brother Bear
Featurette on the making of Disney's Brother Bear
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/3/

Space Camp
A remake of the original film for Disney+ . A group of teens attending an astronaut camp near Cape Canaveral, Fla. Allowed to sit in a space shuttle during a routine engine test, the group finds itself in a life or death predicament when they are accidentally launched into space. They must work together to find oxygen and ultimately bring the shuttle home for a landing.


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