In 1977, three years after the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency, Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) selects British TV personality David Frost (Michael Sheen) to conduct a one-on-one, exclusive interview. Though Nixon believes it will be easy to mislead Frost, and the latter’s own team doubts that he can stand up to the former president, what actually unfolds is an unexpectedly candid and revealing interview before the court of public opinion.
In 1993, Tony Blair was a young rising star in British politics. Three years later, he ran for prime minister and had a “special relationship” with US President Bill Clinton, a relationship that lasted through triumphs, conflicts and personal scandals. Available on HBO, and other places.
Classic movie about Gandhi from 1982. Ben Kingsley stars as the diminutive attorney who stood up against British rule in India and became a global symbol of nonviolence and understanding. Available on Netflix, and many other places.
This is the story of Gabrielle Chanel. She began her life as a stubborn orphan and became, through a journey beyond the ordinary, the legendary fashion designer who embodied the modern woman, and a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style. Documentary available on HBO, Youtube (rent) and other places.
The story of Dick Cheney, who overcomes several challenges in life and becomes a powerful bureaucrat in Washington. His position of vice president to George W Bush allows him to reshape the world. Available on Youtube (rent).
In 1952, two young Argentines, Ernesto Cheguevara and Alberto Granado, set out on a road trip to discover the real Latin America. Ernesto is a 23-year-old medical student specializing in leprology, and Alberto, 29, is a biochemist. The film follows the young men as they unveil the rich and complex human and social topography of the Latin American continent.
With his business on the brink of bankruptcy, entrepreneur Enrico Piaggio comes up with a new invention that moves the world. Film based on real events, available on Netflix.
Alan Turing, a British mathematician, joins the cryptography team to decipher the German enigma code. With the help of his fellow mathematicians, he builds a machine to crack the codes. Available for buy or rent on Youtube, among other places.
Midway is an American historical war film based on the story behind the attack on Pearl Harbor and the resulting Battle of Midway during World War II. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich, who produced the film together with Harald Kloser, and written by Wes Tooke. Available on Youtube, and other places.
After polio threatens his political career in the early 1920s, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Kenneth Branagh) desperately searches for a cure to his newly acquired disease, hoping to regain the use of his legs. He learns of a promising spa in Warm Springs, Ga., and travels there, only to find it dilapidated. Determined to overcome polio, Roosevelt invests in the spa’s revitalization and sets about recovering, aided by the support of his wife (Cynthia Nixon) and physical therapist (Kathy Bates). Available on HBO.