Donald Sumpter

The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas
IMDb: 7.0
104 min

In 1843, Dickens was a literary rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, Dickens pitched his publishers A Christmas Carol, but they passed. Desperate, Dickens declared he would publish it himself. Slipping into the world of his novel, he spent the next six weeks laughing and arguing with his characters, acting out scenes like a madman on the streets of London for hours on end. With a powerful performance from Dan Stevens, THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS is a film for all ages about the most iconic Christmas story ever written and the genius behind it. The film also stars Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music) as Ebenezer Scrooge and Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones) as John Dickens.

Genre: Drama, History
In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
IMDb: 6.9
122 min

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

Coalition

Coalition

Coalition
IMDb: 7.2
95 min

Political drama about the rise of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats during the 2010 election. After the election failed to produce an outright winner, Clegg was catapulted into an unaccustomed position of influence and was the recipient of political courtship from both Labour\'s Gordon Brown and David Cameron of the Conservative Party.

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Genre: Drama, TV Movie
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
IMDb: 7.8
158 min

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch\'s niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Genre: Best 2011
London Boulevard

London Boulevard

London Boulevard
IMDb: 6.2
103 min

A parolee battles a gangster for the affections of a reclusive movie star.

Into the Storm

Into the Storm

Into the Storm
IMDb: 7.1
100 min

This powerful follow-up to “The Gathering Storm” follows Churchill from 1940 to 1945 as he guided his beleaguered nation through the crucible of the war years--even as his marriage was encountering its own struggles.

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Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises
IMDb: 7.6
100 min

A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener
IMDb: 7.4
129 min

Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very dangerous conspiracy.

K-19: The Widowmaker

K-19: The Widowmaker

K-19: The Widowmaker
IMDb: 6.7
138 min

When Russia\'s first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Enigma

Enigma

Enigma
IMDb: 6.3
119 min

A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
IMDb: 7.4
117 min

Two minor characters from the play, \"Hamlet\" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

The Black Panther

The Black Panther

The Black Panther
IMDb: 6.8
102 min

A gung-ho ex-military man pursues a secret life of crime, culminating in the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror