Top comedies to watch during quarantine.
These days like never before, people need some fun. This routine during quarantine, require some incredible comedies. We decided to collect the best comedies which are likewise a few titles on here that you probably won't have seen.
1) “Juno” (2007)
The story of a young girl, Ellen Page, who gets pregnant by her new sweetheart, Michael Cera, and chooses to give her child for adoption to an elitist couple, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman, is a comedy packed up with a lot of emotional moments. This movie won the title of Best Original Screenplay Oscar, which earned $231 million worldwide.
2) “Old School” (2003)
A lawyer and his two mates plan to relive their glory days by building a fraternity house next to their old college campus. A funny movie, that never gets old, can easily entertain you during this boring evenings during quarantine.
3) “The Hangover” ( Part I, II, III)
Three best men and the groom take a road trip to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. They wake up the next day and have no idea where is the groom and all their money. The next 2 parts of the movie are also totally fun, in each movie there is a new groom and a real hangover. They are trying to remember what they have done the last night and every moment becomes a challenge.
4) “Bridsmaids” (2011)
A cool comedy and melodrama “Bridesmaids” will be an easy and fun ending to the day if you want to relax. The story is about the bride and her best girlfriends, who escort the heroine to a difficult voyage along the waves of family life. And, of course, the bachelorette party is traditionally suitable for parting with an unmarried and free flutter. The life of the main character is turned upside down. Of course, unhappy and unrequited love. When she learns that her friend, and in the future not only a friend, is engaged, she finds no place for herself.
5) “The other women” (2014)
Carly is a confident blonde who has always been popular with men and never aspired to a permanent relationship. However, after she met the ideal man Mark, she had feelings for him, which soon grew into real jealousy. Suspecting him of treason, the girl decides to follow him, after which she meets his wife Kate. Together they decide to avenge the man for treason, but soon find out that he has another woman - the young beauty Amber. From this moment, the club of offended women will do everything possible to ruin Mark’s life.
6) “The Hustle” (2019)
How to become a successful scam? Always be fully equipped: high heels, bright lipstick, and most importantly - stretch underwear. Be ready to cry at any time. No man can resist women's tears. Take everything that is “bad” and shines well. Behind every million, there may be a billion. Do not deny yourself the pleasure of checking.
7) “Bad Boys for Life” (2020)
Detectives Mike Lowry and Marcus Burnett are back in business! True, they are excluded from all operations, but has anything desperate friends ever stopped anything? After all, this time someone from his past life opens the hunt for Mike. So the guys have to anneal to the fullest!
8) “Why him?” (2016)
Since the birth of her daughter Stephanie, the hero of the comedy film "Why is he?" - Ned Fleming is very attached to her, because she was his little princess and became almost the center of the universe. Over the years, he watched the little girl turn into a beautiful woman. Ned believes that no one is worthy of Stephanie, but the daughter still decided to introduce the family to her lover. To do this, Ned with his wife Barb and son Scottie comes to Stanford to stay in the house of the guy Stephanie - the eccentric billionaire Laird Mayhew.
9) “21 & Over” (2013)
Three best friends - Casey, Miles and Jeff became students not so long ago and now very rarely see each other. But finally, they get together, because they have a great reason - Jeff Cheng is twenty-one years old. Such a date happens once in a lifetime and therefore they should properly celebrate this event. Despite the fact that the next day, Jeff has a very important interview, he agrees to skip a glass with friends. Once in one of the bars, young people lose control of themselves, and Jeff, having consumed a large amount of alcohol, is no longer standing on his feet. But the evening is just beginning, and there are still lots of fun adventures and parties ahead of the guys.
10) “TAG” (2018)
Classmates, and now best friends, have an unusual tradition. Every year for a month, the guys play puffs, where they determine the loser. The adult version of the game implies the most unusual follies: they hunt each other all over the world, rush into the house and work without an invitation, commit minor crimes. And all these follies are for one purpose only, to become a winner. Each time they enter the competition, they jeopardize their reputation at work and personal relationships. But, despite this, the guys do not even think about how to break the tradition, which lasts 30 years.
Compilation of top 10 movies about the apocalypse
Nuclear war, biblical flood, collision with a meteorite and other scenarios of the death of mankind.
Darren Aronofsky's movie in free form retells the famous biblical story about the Flood. Of the people in it, only the righteous Noah and his family were saved. They gathered a pair of each animal species and loaded them into the ark.
American geologist Adrian Helmsley discovers that the earth's core is very hot. This should lead to global natural disasters. Having learned about this threat, the governments of different countries begin to build giant arks to save humanity. But still, when disasters begin in 2012, people are not ready.
In 1959, a group of schoolchildren was given the task: to depict their idea of the future. All drawings were placed in a capsule and sealed for 50 years. Among them was a piece with a strange set of numbers from Lucinda Embry. In 2009, the capsule was opened, and Professor John Koestler understood: all global catastrophes on Earth were predicted in the set of numbers. And soon something really terrifying should happen.
The day after tomorrow
Global warming causes massive melting of glaciers, which leads to lower temperatures in the oceans. Climatologist Jack Hall is trying to warn the government of imminent danger, but soon the Earth freezes. Then Hall sets off in search of his missing son.
This Is the End
Jay Barushel comes to visit his friend Seth Rogen and gets to a noisy party, where many celebrities gather. Having gone for a beer, he witnesses the beginning of the apocalypse: several people ascend to heaven, and chaos reigns around. New acquaintances at first do not believe in the truthfulness of Barushel's stories. But the appearance of demons finally convinces them: the real end of the world has come.
These Final Hours
An asteroid fell into the Atlantic Ocean, immediately destroying many countries. The rest will soon burn out in a firestorm. The main character, James, like all residents of Australia, has 10 hours left before his death. Then he goes to the last party, but on the way he meets a girl who is looking for her father.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Upon learning that soon a huge meteorite would destroy the Earth, Dodge's wife ran away without explaining the reason. Then he decided to find his first love, Olivia, and set off on a trip, taking a fellow traveler Penny's neighbor. And so begins the story of true friendship on the eve of the end of the world.
On the beach
World nuclear war destroyed almost all of humanity. Life was preserved only in remote Australia. But gradually radiation gets to this continent. And residents will have to face the inevitable.
Rob throws a party on the occasion of his departure to Japan, and he himself shoots everything on camcorder. Suddenly, chaos reigns in the city, and no one can understand what happened. Fragmentary recordings on an amateur camera confirm that something gigantic attacked the city.
Harry and Julia just met. On the way to a date, the hero in love answers a random call on a pay phone. Then he finds out that in about an hour a nuclear war will begin. He hurries to find Julia and spend the short time that they have left.
Beauty Justine is getting married, but already right at the wedding between the newlyweds, the fights begin. She is depressed, which sister Claire helps her cope with. Soon, information appears that the planet Melancholy is moving toward Earth. And in the event of a collision, the whole world may perish.
Top 50 movies about the harsh reality of the Holocaust that are worth watching
January 26 is the day of the commemoration of all the victims of the Holocaust, on this occasion Bemorepanda has prepared some hot and worth watching movies about the harsh reality.
Although Europe is thriving, its politicians and writers are worried about death. The mass murder of European civilians between 1930 and 1940 is the point of reference for today's confusing discussions about memory and the cornerstone of European shared ethics. The bureaucracies of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union turned individual lives into mass deaths, human beings to the point of dying. The Soviets hid their mass shootings in dark forests and falsified the archives of the regions where they starved people to death; the Germans had slave laborers who would bury and burn the bodies of the Jews, victims of huge fires. Auschwitz, generally regarded as the proper or even the most important symbol of the evil caused by mass murder, is, in fact, only the beginning of knowledge, a starting point for a true reckoning with the past, which is only now being shown.
The main reasons why we know something about Auschwitz distort our understanding of the Holocaust: we know about Auschwitz because there were survivors there, and there were survivors because Auschwitz was a concentration camp and a death factory at the same time. These were mostly Western European Jews, because they were usually sent to Auschwitz. After World War II, Jewish Jewish survivors in Western Europe were free to write and publish as they wished, while Eastern European Jews, prisoners behind the Iron Curtain, could not. In the West, memories of the Holocaust could (albeit very slowly) enter historical writing and the public consciousness.
This form of survivor history, for which the works of Primo Levi are the best example, inadequately captures the reality of mass murder. Anne Frank's diary talks about assimilated European Jewish communities, such as the German and Danish communities, whose tragedy, though horrific, was only a small part of the Holocaust. In 1943 and 1944, when most of the crimes took place among Western European Jews, the Holocaust was largely complete. Two-thirds of the Jews killed during the war were already dead by the end of 1942. The main victims, Polish Jews and Soviet Jews, were killed by bullets fired from death nests or by carbon monoxide from internal combustion engines, pumped. in the gas chambers of Treblinka, Belzec and Sobibor in occupied Poland.
The action of the film takes place in November 1941. The city is under a continuous siege, the bombings do not stop, but the most disturbing for the 2,887,000 is the fact that the city was surrounded, completely canceling the connection with the rest of the world.
Died of typhus at the age of 15, just two weeks before the release of the camp, Anne Frank, who could have become a great writer, became the best-known Holocaust victim and the voice of an entire generation.
In World War II, Officer Jack Rose is taken prisoner in the famous Colditz Castle in Germany. Here, he gathers around him the greatest team of escape specialists, only to find that in the end the greatest betrayal awaits him outside prison.
Auschwitz, as a symbol of the Holocaust, excludes those who were at the center of the historic event. The largest group of Holocaust victims - Orthodox Jews and Yiddish speakers in Poland or, in German vocabulary, Ostjuden - was culturally alienated from Western Europeans, including Jews from Western Europe. To some degree, they continue to be marginalized in the memory of the Holocaust. The Auschwitz-Birkenau death factory was built on the territories now part of Poland, although at the time they were part of the German Reich. Auschwitz is thus associated with modern-day Poland by anyone who visits it, although relatively few Polish Jews and almost no Soviet Jews died there. The two large groups of victims are almost missing from the memorial symbol.
An appropriate view of the Holocaust should place Operation Reinhardt - the killing of Polish Jews in 1942 - at the heart of its history. Polish Jews were the largest Jewish community in the world, and Warsaw was the largest Jewish city. This community was exterminated at Treblinka, Belzec and Sobibor. About 1.5 million Jews were killed in these three places, 780,863 in Treblinka alone. Only a few dozen people survived these death factories. Belzec, although in third place in Holocaust crimes, after Auschwitz and Treblinka, is little known. 434,508 Jews perished in that death factory, and only two or three survived. Another million Polish Jews were killed in other ways, some in Chelmno, Majdanek or Auschwitz, many others shot dead in the eastern half of the country.
All in all, even though the number of Jews killed by bullets was not as high as those killed by gassing, they died of bullets in places forgotten in a hazy memory. The second very important part of the Holocaust is mass shooting in Eastern Poland and the Soviet Union. It began with the shooting of Jewish men by the SS Einsatzgruppen in June 1941, followed by the killing of Jewish women and children in July and the extermination of the entire Jewish community in August and September. At the end of 1941, the Germans (along with local auxiliary troops and Romanian troops) killed one million Jews in the Soviet Union and the Baltic States. It is the equivalent of the total number of Jews killed at Auschwitz during the entire war. By the end of 1942, the Germans (again, with consistent local support) had shot another 700,000 Jews, and the populations of Soviet Jews under their control had ceased to exist.
The plot of the Russian feature film is based on "a dramatic love story, set against the backdrop of a great battle." The action took place in 1942, when German troops occupied the banks of the Volga River.
Sixteen-year-old Hannah Stern (Kirsten Dunst, "Spiderman") accompanies her parents to visit Aunt Eva for the Jewish holiday celebration of Passover, but Hannah is uninterested in her uncle's stories of the Holocaust. Reluctantly taking part in the tradition of Seder, she opens the door to prepare for the arrival of the prophet Elijah and is mysteriously transported to Poland in the year 1941.
There were Soviet Jewish witnesses and chroniclers, such as Vasili Grossman. But he, like others, was forbidden to present the Holocaust as a Jewish event. Grossman discovered Treblinka as a journalist with the Red Army in September 1944. Perhaps because he knew what the Germans had done to the Jews in his native Ukraine, he was able to guess what had happened there and wrote a book about it. He called Treblinka a "hell" and placed it at the center of the war and the century. But for Stalin, the mass murder of the Jews was to be seen as the suffering of the "citizens." Grossman helped draw up a Black Paper on German crimes against Soviet Jews, which the Soviet authorities later banned. Stalin erroneously argued that if a particular group suffered especially under German occupation, it was the Russians. Thus, Stalinism obstructed our correct view of Hitler's mass murders.
In short, the Holocaust meant, in order: Operation Reinhardt, the Shoah with Bullets, Auschwitz; or Poland, the Soviet Union, the rest. Of the approximately 5.7 million Jews killed, three million were pre-war Polish citizens and another million were Soviet citizens: taken together, 70% of the total. (After the Soviet and Polish Jews, the next large group of Jews killed were from Romania, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia. If we take them into account, the Eastern European character of the Holocaust becomes even clearer.)
Even this corrected picture of the Holocaust leads to an incomplete sense of the extent of the mass murder policies of Germans in Europe. The "final solution," as the Nazis called it, was at first only one of the extermination projects to be implemented after a victorious war against the Soviet Union. If things went as expected by Hitler, Himmler and Göring, German forces would have implemented a "Hunger Plan" in the Soviet Union in the winter of 1941-1942. While agricultural products from Ukraine and southern Russia were sent to Germany, nearly 30 million people in Belarus, northern Russia and Soviet cities were starved to death. The "famine plan" would have been just a prelude to the "Generalplan Ost", the settlement plan for the western Soviet Union, which aimed to eliminate 50 million people.
The Pianist is the true story of a brilliant Polish pianist who, due to his Jewish origins, is forced to lead a fugitive life during the Nazi occupation of Poland in order to escape deportation.
Using the photo archive of the Warsaw Ghetto, this "interview" by Jon Avnet talks about the memoirs of Marek Edelman and the role he played in the 1943 imprisonment there against the Nazis.
The Germans have succeeded in pursuing certain policies that bear some resemblance to these plans. They expelled half a million non-Jewish Poles from the territories annexed to the Reich. An impatient Himmler ordered the implementation of a first stage of the "Generalplan Ost" in eastern Poland: ten thousand children were killed and one hundred thousand adults were expelled. The Wehrmacht intentionally starved nearly a million people during the siege of Leningrad and another hundred thousand in Ukrainian cities. Nearly three million captured Soviet soldiers starved to death in German camps with prisoners of war. These people were intentionally killed: during the siege of Leningrad, there was a plan and intent to starve people to death. If the Holocaust had not taken place, they would have been called the most horrific war crimes in modern history.
In the actions against the partisans, the Germans probably killed 750,000 people, of which 350,000 in Belarus alone, and a smaller but comparable number in Poland and Yugoslavia. The Germans killed more than a hundred thousand Poles during the suppression of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. If the Holocaust had not existed, these "reprisals" would have been considered one of the greatest war crimes in history. German occupation policies have killed non-Jewish civilians in other ways, for example, by hard labor in prison camps. Again, most of them came from Poland and the Soviet Union.
The Germans killed just over ten million civilians in the largest mass killings, nearly half of them Jews and half non-Jews. Both Jews and non-Jews came mostly from the same part of Europe. The plan to kill all the Jews was, in essence, realized; the plan to destroy the Slavic populations was only partially implemented. Auschwitz is just an introduction to the Holocaust, and the Holocaust is just a suggestion of Hitler's final plans. Grossman's books - Rhei's Slope and Life and Destiny - rename terror, Nazi and Soviet alike, and remind us that even a full characterization of German mass murder policies is incomplete as a history of European atrocity in the middle of the last century.
The Last Train is a 2006 German film directed by Joseph Wilsmeier and Dana Vavrova and starring Gedeon Burkhard, Lale Java and Lena.
Captain Miller must lead his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan. In the face of overwhelming enemy forces, the soldiers question the orders. Why do eight soldiers risk their lives to save one?
During World War II, those concentrated in extermination camps could only hope for survival by trying to escape. In the case of Sobibor, this was only possible if all 600 prisoners escaped.
It omits the state that Hitler was deeply intent on destroying, that is, the other state that massively killed Europeans in the middle of the century: the Soviet Union. During the entire Stalinist period, between 1928 and 1953, Soviet policies cautiously killed over five million Europeans. Thus, when one analyzes the total number of European civilians killed by totalitarian powers in the middle of the twentieth century, one must consider three groups of relatively equal size: Jews killed by Germans, non-Jews killed by Germans, and Soviet citizens killed. by the Soviet state. As a general rule, the German regime killed civilians who were not German citizens, while the Soviet regime killed civilians who were Soviet citizens.
Soviet repression is identified with the Gulag, just as Nazi repression is identified with Auschwitz. The gulag, despite all the horrors of forced labor, was not a mass murder system. If we accept that the mass murder of civilians is at the heart of political, ethical and legal concerns, the same historical feature applies to the Gulag and Auschwitz. I found out about the Gulag because it was a bearing system, not a set of death factories. The gulag detained 30 million people and shattered about three million lives. But a large majority of these people, who were sent to the camps, returned alive from there. Precisely because we have a literature of the Gulag - the best known book being Alexander Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago - we can imagine its horrors to a greater extent than we can imagine the horrors of Auschwitz.
Just as Auschwitz distracts us from the even greater horrors of the Treblinka, the Gulag distracts us from Soviet policies that killed people directly and premeditatedly by starvation and bullets. Among the Stalinist killing policies, two were the most significant: the famine of collectivization in 1930-1933 and the Great Terror in 1937-1938. It remains unclear whether the Cossack famine of 1930-1932 was intentional, although it is clear that more than a million Cossacks starved to death. It is well established that Stalin starved the Soviet Ukrainians to death in the winter of 1932-1933. Soviet documents revealed a series of orders from October to December 1933, given with obvious malice and intent to kill. In the end, more than three million people of Soviet Ukraine died.
Based on actual events, "The Grey Zone" is the story of the Auschwitz's twelfth Sonderkommando - one of the thirteen consecutive "Special Squads" of Jewish prisoners placed by the Nazis in the excruciating moral dilemma of helping to exterminate fellow Jews in exchange for a few more months of life. Stars Michael Suhlbarg, Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino and Natasha Lyonne.
Christine Lahti is the protagonist of this shocking film, inspired by the real case of Dr. Gisella Perl, one of the first women gynecologists in Eastern Europe, who was imprisoned in the Auschwitz camp during the Nazi occupation. When the Nazis decided to use her as a doctor, she was forced to become the assistant to the famous war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele. But through an amazing combination of defiance, humanity and strength, she managed to restore hope to thousands of people.
An unexpected love story is woven between a Red Army sniper and a White Army officer …
What we read about the Great Terror also distracts us from its true nature. The great novel and the great memoir about this period are Dark at Noon by Arthur Koestler and The Defendant by Alexander Weissberg. Both focus on a small group of Stalin's victims, communist city leaders, educated people, some of whom are known in the West. This image dominates our understanding of the Great Terror, but it is incorrect. Taken together, the purges of the communist elites, the secret police, the army officers amount to no more than 47,737 dead.
The biggest action taken in the Great Terror, Operation 00447, was directed mainly at the "kulaci", ie peasants who had already been oppressed during collectivization. 386,798 lives. Several national minorities, together representing less than 2% of the Soviet population, accounted for more than a third of the victims of the Great Terror. In an operation against ethnic Poles who were Soviet citizens, for example, 111,091 people were shot. Of the 681,692 executions during the political crimes of 1937 and 1938, Operation Kulaci and those against national minorities killed 633,955, more than 90 percent of the total. These people were secretly shot, dumped in mass graves and forgotten.
The focus on Auschwitz and the Gulag minimizes the number of Europeans killed and moves the geographical center of crime to the German Reich and eastern Russia. Like Auschwitz, which draws our attention to the Western European victims of the Nazi empire, the Gulag with its well-known Siberian camps takes us away from the geographical center of Soviet assassination policies. If we focus on Auschwitz and the Gulag, we do not notice that in a period of twelve years, between 1933 and 1944, about 12 million victims of Soviet and Nazi mass murder policies perished in a certain region of Europe, one defined more or less by Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia today. In general, when we consider the Auschwitz and the Gulag, we tend to think of the states that built them as systems, as modern tyrants or totalitarian states. But such a view of Berlin and Moscow's thinking and politics tends to overlook the fact that mass killings took place mainly in European territories between Germany and Russia, not in Germany and Russia.
14.The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Set during World War II, the story is told through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the 8-year-old son of a concentration camp commander. The boy befriends a Jewish boy, behind the fence of the camp.
The film tells the story of a lively and courageous girl named Liesel who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with an adoptive family in World War II Germany.
Mass killings is Eastern Europe, above all Belarus, Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic States, lands that have been the subject of sustained policies of atrocity by both regimes. The people of Ukraine and Belarus, especially Jews, but not only, suffered the most when they came to the Soviet Union during the terrible 1930s and were subjected to the worst German repression in the 1940s. If Europe was, as Mark Mazower calls it, a "dark continent," Ukraine and Belarus were the heart of darkness.
Historical assessments that can be seen as objective, such as counting the victims of mass killings, could help restore a slightly lost historical balance. Germans who suffered terribly under Hitler and during the war are not at the center of the history of mass murder. Even if we include ethnic Germans killed during the flight from the Red Army, those expelled from Poland and Czechoslovakia in 1945-1947, and those who fell victim to the bombing of Germany, the total number of German civilians killed by state power remains comparable. little.
The main victims of direct killing policies among German citizens are the 70,000 "euthanized" patients and the 165,000 German Jews. The main German victims of Stalin remain the women raped by the Red Army and the prisoners of war detained in the Soviet Union. About 363,000 German prisoners died of starvation and disease in Soviet captivity, as did about 200,000 Hungarians. At a time when German resistance to Hitler is beginning to garner media attention, it must be remembered that some of the participants in the plot against Hitler in July 1944 were right at the center of mass murder policies: Arthur Nebe, for example. , who led Einsatzgruppe B in the Belarusian territories during the first wave of the 1941 Holocaust; or Eduard Wagner, the general superintendent of the Wehrmacht, who wrote a lively letter to his wife about the need to deny food to millions of hungry people in Leningrad.
At the end of World War II, Count Almasy suffered a terrible burn in a plane crash. Watched by a devoted and sensitive nurse, he remembers his life.
Sophie, a Polish Catholic, is a survivor of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. Here she lost her husband, children, and parents. Arriving in New York to write a book, young Stingo meets her and falls in love with her.
18.Sophie Scholl - Die Letzten Tage
Oscar® 2005 nomination - Best Foreign Language Film. Most important awards: European Film Award - German Film Award - German Film Award - Audience Award German Film Award Best Bavarian Film The main question raised by this film is what can be done when you realize that the Nazi regime has Go crazy - do you resist, even though it is clear that it is useless or not?
It's hard to forget Anna Akhmatova: "The Russian land loves blood." However, Russian martyrdom and heroism, now vehemently proclaimed in Putin's Russia, must be placed on as broad a historical background as possible. The Soviet Russians - like any other Soviet citizen - were indeed victims of Stalinist policy: but the risk of being killed was lower than in the case of Ukrainians or Soviet Poles or members of other national minorities. During World War II, several severe acts of terror were extended to eastern Poland and the Baltic states, territories absorbed by the Soviet Union. In the best-known case, 22,000 Polish citizens were shot in 1940 in Katyn and four other places; Tens of thousands of other Poles and Baltics died during or immediately after deportations to Kazakhstan and Siberia. During the war, many Soviet Russians were killed by the Germans, but proportionally fewer than the Belarusians and Ukrainians, not to mention the Jews. The death toll from Soviet civilians is estimated at 15 million. On average, 1 in 25 Russian civilians was killed by the Germans during the war, as opposed to 1 in 10 in Ukraine (or Poland) or 1 in 5 in Belarus.
Belarus and Ukraine were occupied for much of the war, with German and Soviet armies crossing their entire territory twice in attack or retreat. German armies have never occupied more than a small part of Russia's territory for short periods. Even if we take into account the siege of Leningrad and the destruction of Stalingrad, German control of Russian civilians was much less than that of the Belarusians, Ukrainians, or Jews. The Russians claim the death toll in Belarus and Ukraine as belonging to Russia and treat Belarusians, Ukrainians and Jews as Russians: this leads to an imperialism of martyrdom, to the implicit claim to territory by explicitly claiming the victims. This seems to be the line proposed by the new historical commission appointed by President Dmitry Medvedev to prevent "falsifications" of Russia's past. Under the legislation being debated in Russia today, statements such as the above would be a criminal offense.
It is the year 1941. Leopold Socha, a dumpster and petty thug, comes across a group of Jews fleeing the ghetto who want to hide in the city's underground canals, which he knows very well. As such, he agrees to help them for a fee. What begins as a bargain turns into something unexpected, as for 14 months of maximum danger, they try together to fool death.
The true story of Oskar Schindler, a womanizer and profiteer who saves the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. An emotional testimony about the horrors of war and the alteration of human characters in time of war.
1942. Joseph is 11 years old. This June morning, she has to go to school with a yellow star sewn on her chest. Between benevolence and contempt, Jo and other Jewish friends like him and their families learn how to live in a busy Paris.
If there is one general political lesson in the history of mass murder, it is the need to be cautious about so-called privileged development: attempts by states to achieve a political expansion that designates its victims, that motivates prosperity through mortality. The possibility of killing one group to the advantage of another cannot be ruled out, or at least that is the case. It is a version of the policies that Europe has witnessed and can continue to do. The only acceptable answer is an ethical commitment to the individual, namely that an individual is worth more in life than in death, and the above plans become unthinkable.
Today's Europe is especially remarkable for its unity and prosperity, with social justice and human rights. Probably more than any other corner of the world is immune, at least for the time being, to such soulless concerns for economic growth. However, memory has produced some strange deviations from history, at a time when history is needed more than ever. Europe's recent past may resemble the near future of the rest of the world. This is another reason to make the most accurate assessments.
War film, evoking the assault of American, Polish and British troops, to capture an important bridge behind the German front lines. The assault was carried out by a complicated action of paratroopers and armored troops
We are in 1944. The German army is retreating. Chased across the country by US allied forces, a company of Nazi soldiers seeks refuge in an anti-tank bunker. In the maze of tunnels below the bunker, strange, terrifying things begin to happen. One by one, the soldiers start cracking nervously or being killed. Paranoia dominates the whole group. Did the Americans infiltrate or is there a force of evil lurking within the walls of this complex?
Germany, January 1945. Young nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) works at a hospital in Dresden and has a romantic relationship with Dr. Alexander Wenninger (Benjamin Sadler). When an English plane is bombed, the only survivor, the pilot Robert Newman (John Light), hides in the hospital attic. Here he is accidentally discovered by Anna. At any risk, she decides to help him!
On a quiet Sunday morning, Japanese fighter jets flew across the sky, launching a surprise attack on U.S. military forces in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This day has plunged the United States into a war, changing the course of history.
February 1945. One of the bloodiest battles of World War II takes place on the island of Iwo Jima. At the beginning of the battle, an American flag appears on Mount Suribachi, and the image of the 5 soldiers who raised it surrounds the USA.
In 1944, in Nazi-occupied Poland, Jacob, the owner of a long-closed cafe in a Jewish ghetto, accidentally overhears a news bulletin on a banned radio station. Although full of joy, he cannot share the news.
1942, Vilnius. Nazis kill 55,000 Jews, and 15,000 of them are locked up in a 7-pavilion ghetto. At the age of only 22, the sadistic commander Kittel has the mission to manage the ghetto in the Lithuanian capital, becoming master of people's lives. Kittel discovers that Hayyah stole a pound of beans and sentenced her to death. When he finds out that Hayyah is a successful former singer, he decides to put on a show in the old ghetto theater. Will it be a spectacle of life or death?
The Netherlands, 1944. A former famous Jewish singer, Rachel, now a refugee in rural Holland, tries to reach the territories liberated from German influence. A patrol captures the group of refugees it is in and only it manages to escape with its life. Arriving safely at her destination, Rachel joins the Resistance and, under the name of Ellis de Vries, manages to infiltrate the German Intelligence Service. He seduces Officer Muntze and he, seduced, offers him a job.
In German-occupied France, Shosanna (Melanie Laurent) watches helplessly as her family is executed by Nazi colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna escapes through the ears of the needle and flees to Paris, where she creates a new identity.
During World War II, German Colonel von Stauffenberg is wounded in Africa and returns to the country. Dissatisfied with Nazi abuses, Stauffenberg agrees to lead Operation Valkyrie, which aims to assassinate Hitler.
Four American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II are separated from the rest of US troops during the Malmedy massacre. The small group remains isolated and without any help behind enemy lines.
In 1965, the first battle between the Americans and the Vietnamese took place. 400 American soldiers entered Vietnamese territory and found themselves surrounded. Harold Moore, commander, and reporter Galloway also found themselves facing this situation.
Inspired by real facts. 1941. Jews in Eastern Europe are massacred by the Nazis. Succeeding in escaping from a camp, three Jewish brothers take refuge in the forest. There they manage to turn a struggle for survival into something much more important.
One evening in 1941, Schlomo, the village madman, brings terrible news to his fellow Shetl (an Eastern European Jewish village): Germans kill and deport Jewish residents of neighboring Shetl to unknown destinations
In 1940, the Soviet secret services killed thousands of Polish prisoners of war. A subject hitherto considered taboo is analyzed by the famous Andrzej Wajda, who enters one of the darkest periods in the history of Poland.
In the spring of 1943, German and Jewish women gathered on Rosenstrasse in central Berlin to protest against sending Jewish husbands to concentration camps. The painful memories, which have become family secrets, have been preserved in modern-day New York. Ruth continues to perform Jewish mourning rituals for her late husband. Her daughter, Hannah, learns the story of her mother, a war orphan Selected in the official competition of the Vene Festival.
38.Naples - Elite fur den Fuhrer
We are in 1942. Friedrich Weimer, a 17-year-old hardworking boy from a working-class district of Berlin, loves boxing. His only problem is that he is always reluctant to give the final blow that could knock out his opponent. During a boxing match, he is spotted by a Naples recruiting officer who offers to help him. 'NaPolA' is the acronym for 'National Politische Erziehungs Anstalt' or 'National Institute of Political Education'.
As the German and Russian armies clash, Vassili, the sniper, ambushes his enemies. Vanity pushes him into a duel with the best German sniper, Major Konig, and the two find themselves engaged in a personal battle.
WWII. Two planes, one British and the other German, crash into an isolated land. Driven by the freezing cold, both pilots seek shelter in the same hut. Although enemies, they will be forced to cooperate in order to survive.
This terrifying World War II saga closely follows the journey of the 147 members of Easy Company's paramilitary troops, from the first training sessions to the memorable day of landing in Normandy.
After the death of their parents, twin sisters Anna and Lotte Bamberg have been brutally separated since the age of six. Anna stays in Germany, where she grows up in quite difficult conditions on the farm of her uncle Heinrich and his wife, Martha. Lotte, who is ill, has a happy life in the Netherlands, with her parents' more distant relatives - the Rockanjes family. In the years following the separation, the twins did their best to get in touch.
See all 10 installments of HBO's acclaimed World War II miniseries 'The Pacific' plus a 'making of' special, 'Anatomy of the Pacific War' featurette and 'Marines of the Pacific' featuring profiles of six WWII heroes.
In 1944, a group of Allied prison officers organized the escape from Stalag Luft III, one of the best guarded prison camps in Germany. The preparations lasted a year and involved the participation of over 600 people.
The film is based on real events between 1938 and 1945. Salomon "Solly" Perel is a Polish Jew from Germany, whose life changes radically when the Nazis break into his wife's apartment. Separated from her parents and siblings, Solly is saved only by the Nazi uniform she wears. This gesture is the forerunner of his future "career". From here, Solly is subjected to many attempts, but the biggest one is to kill the Jews.
Drama centered on two fighters from the Holger Danske resistance group during World War II.
The film is based on the true story of resistance fighter Max Manus and follows the hero from the beginning of World War II until the summer of 1945. After fighting the Russians in the Finnish Winter War, Max returns. in Nazi-occupied Norway. He soon joined the resistance movement and became one of the most famous members of the so-called Oslo Group.
Over 60 years ago, American and Japanese soldiers fought on the island of Iwo Jima. Decades later, hundreds of letters are unearthed at Iwo Jima, letters that give face and voice to the men who fought there.
Documentary made by British television, which describes through reconstructions the catastrophic moments during the bombing and after it.
"In the elements of the story there seems to be more of an excuse for the film than the film itself, which always amazes and surprises, offering developments that the mind cannot immediately perceive. There is always in the film an atmosphere of guilty meanings, Hiroshima, war, love lost, the anxiety that remains separate elements and does not even intend to crystallize. " - Peter Harcont 1974 (Film Comment).
25 life-affirming movies that inspire achievements
When watching any movie, a person involuntarily experiences any emotions. A man laughs from a film made in a comedy genre, from a drama he cries and worries, psychological thrillers make people think and be afraid of what is happening. But there are films in which the genre fades into the background, and the first place is taken by the feeling of spirituality, which gives the cinema to its viewer. After watching these films, you get inspired and feel like you can move mountains or just do something good. For those who have not seen these wonderful films, we strongly recommend correcting this omission, and those who have had the pleasure to contemplate them will certainly want to watch these films again themselves!
Knockin 'on Heaven
The story of two terminally ill comrades who go all out, if you read only the description of the film, may seem not at all life-affirming. But everything was filmed, played and presented so well that after watching you start to appreciate every moment of your life. And I also want to go to the sea.
And in my soul I dance
The heroes of this film are people in wheelchairs. But they have more optimism than many healthy people. Chained by cerebral palsy, the guys do not lose heart and try to live in this world fully: to rejoice, do stupid things, protect the weak, dance and joke.
This film directed by Robert Zemeckis is a worldwide phenomenon of 1994, which even now, 20 years later, I want to watch again and again. Even when you know by heart what the heroes will say, with each viewing you discover something new for yourself. Apparently, this is real cinema - simple, clear and brilliant.
Untouchable (1 + 1)
The directors and actors of this film managed to create a life-affirming, witty, funny and charming picture. And they didn't go too far with proportions - the mixture of drama and comedy in the story of two friends, unlike white and black, turned out to be almost perfect.
The Incredible Life of Walter Mitty
This picture about the adventures of an office loser seems to be shouting from the screen “Don't be like everyone else!”, “Don't be afraid!”, “Change the world!”. Teenage enthusiasm was clearly demonstrated to us by the 48-year-old Hollywood comedian with experience Ben Stiller, who, in theory, should have been tired of all this for a long time. But the wrong one was attacked.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The director-wizard Michel Gondry in his film very clearly and in a manner characteristic only to him showed that in life you cannot just press the delete button like on a keyboard. In this he was helped by an amazing cast, and especially Jim Carrey.
Little Miss Joy
Perhaps the best film about the fact that the result is not important, but the process itself is important. Because if you, as the heroine of the film, suddenly conceived of becoming "Little Miss Happiness", and the whole motley family, consisting of a failed father, an impulsive mother, a gay uncle, a brother who made a vow of silence, and a drug addict grandfather, is going to help you , then it remains only to enjoy the process.
The boy Trevor came up with his own theory of changing the world, the essence of which is simple to the point of disgrace: I will help you, and you will help three others. It is not hard to guess that the theory will crash with a crash on the rocks of the world's cruelty, and we will almost lose faith in humanity ... But if the stars are lit, then someone needs it.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The quintessence of the charm and female magnetism of Audrey Hepburn is the main advantage of this picture, shot back in 61, but still looks breathless. Dialogues, beautiful views of New York, a small apartment, an unnamed lazy cat and, of course, "Moon River" create a mood when you want to live and love.
Into the wild
Landscapes of incredible beauty, unbridled freedom and absolute detachment. A film that makes it possible, at least for a while, to get away from empty problems and unnecessary rules of society, to feel at one with nature and simply to discard everything. All this thanks to the cool directorial work of Sean Penn and the amazing acting.
In order for her to really like and sink into the soul, you need to turn off the internal critic, close your eyes to some unrealistic plot and learn to hear. Because the main role in this film is played by music.
Always say "yes"
The average manager, played by actor Jim Carrey, is deeply depressed. And in order to somehow cope with it, he decides to always say "yes" and agree to any proposals. So, in an instant, his life turns into a crazy adventure, in which it would be useful for each of us to be.
Life is Beautiful
A very bright and kind movie about a family from Italy, where a father and a son of Jewish nationality were sent to a concentration camp during World War II. In the camp, the father told his son that everything that was happening around was a very big game for a prize in a real tank, which would go to the boy who could not be seen by the guards. Despite the hardships of life, the family was close-knit and never lost faith in the best.
The king speaks!
The film, which won four Oscars, does more than teach public speaking - the voice is only an outward manifestation of a person. The story of King George VI is about believing in yourself and that everyone deserves to be heard.
Director Tim Burton made a fairy tale film, a fantasy film, but not for us to watch, be touched and forgotten. The story of the inventor Edward Bloom is a hint that everyone sees their reality differently. Someone, looking at the night sky, will see just the sky, and someone will see the bottomless immense world of stars and universes. And, most likely, this second one is a large fish.
Director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks managed to create a film that is not easy to find a genre for. Somewhere a comedy, somewhere a melodrama, somewhere a parable. A film about the ability to follow your dreams. A film about the worthlessness of bureaucratic machines. And a film about friendship, which has a place even in the airport terminal flooded with people in a hurry.
The Pursuit of Happyness
A film based on a true story, where Will Smith and his son took part in the filming. They show a seemingly hopeless situation, where the love of a father for his son changes the whole life and the desire for happiness does not allow the heroes to break down.
Until I played in the box
A gorgeous movie with an excellent cast - Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman simply "sang" together and thereby only enhanced the viewing experience. There is not a single empty dialogue or frame in this film, all the minutes are filled competently and with feeling. And the conversations of the heroes about the eternal in old age do not bother, but rather push them to the idea that they need to live not tomorrow or in a week, but now.
Are social stereotypes pushing you into frames? The story of this young boy will tell you that you should not be so afraid of them, but rather do what you want.
The story of 18-year-old Jamil, an orphan from Mumbai, who gets a chance to participate in the game "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Being one step away from winning, Jamil unexpectedly ends up in the police station and then tells the difficult story of his life.
The Shawshank Redemption
A drama based on the book by Stephen King, which took 1st place in the list of 250 best films according to IMDb and the Kinopoisk website. And not casual. A motivating film that proves that a person is capable of much only when and in difficult situations he remains a person.
A drama based on real events about unprecedented human resilience and courage. Are you in a desperate situation? Seems like there's no way out? He is always there. Even if you are crushed by a huge boulder in the desert.
And this film was shot by Clint Eastwood and he himself played the main role of a grumpy old man, who in fact is still as kind and loyal as he was before his wife's death.
Silver Linings Playbook
This film is called in the original, and, perhaps, this best describes the impression of watching it. But a very interesting, memorable, touching story about people who are going through difficult periods of their lives does not even give hope, but confidence - everything can be changed.
An undeniably life-affirming picture of the engineer Ben, who embarks on an extraordinary journey to atone for the fatal act of his life. On his way, he meets seven strangers with different destinies and one amazing girl. His merciful actions are capable of changing a lot.
10 classic series that are worth watching during the quarantine lockdown
Even if we spend time in the house, that doesn't mean we don't have a lot of activities we can do. From reading, cooking, meditating, sports to watching series that have become classics.
And in case you have no idea what to watch, we come to you with a series of recommendations that you should consider.
1. The Twilight Zone
If you're a fan of fantasy series, then The Twilight Zone is right for you. In fact, the series is a continuation of another, produced between 1950-1960 by screenwriter Rod Serling. From horror, mystery or extraterrestrials, you will find them all in the series.
2. Mad Men
Although it ended five years ago, the Mad Men series is still appreciated. It captures the story of Don Draper, played by actor Jan Hamm, and the advertising agency he works with, Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency. The action takes place in New York in 1960. You will see how, both women and men, will be put in positions of power and will try to reconcile their personal and professional lives.
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, protagonist of the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is that elegant girl, always fashionable, ready to conquer the world. The series features the adventures of a teenage girl who starts on the trail of vampires.
4. Breaking Bad
Another classic fast-paced series is Breaking Bad. It ended seven years ago, but it is still being pursued. The series captures the story of Walter White, a chemistry teacher who, after being diagnosed with cancer, is told he has two more years to live. So, in order to protect his family and ensure their financial situation, he is entering the dangerous world of drugs.
5. Twin Peaks
You've definitely heard of David Lynch's Twin Peaks so far, so you should give him a chance. The series debuts on a rather strange note, more precisely with the murder of Laura Palmer. Her body is discovered in a lake, and with it, the true personalities of the protagonists are revealed.
6. Arrested Development
Another series that you should include in your list is Arrested Development. And we say that because he has a family in the foreground, namely Bluth, who despite having been financially successful, now has problems.
7. The Office
If you have ever had a weird boss or had a coworker you didn't understand, then you should look at The Office. The serial is a perfect representation of the different human characters you can meet in the workplace.
8. Parks and Recreation
Similar to The Office is Parks and Recreation. Leslie Knope is a bureaucrat from an Indiana Department of Parks and Recreation who wants to beautify the city. Her plan to turn a construction site into a park is hampered by government bureaucracy, but also by other challenges.
9. Star Trek: The Next Generation
You've certainly heard of the famous Star Trek series so far, and if you haven't had the opportunity to watch it so far, well, that would be the time. Producer Gene Roddenberry conceived of a world in which gender and racial equality were normal during space exploration.
10. The X-Files
X-Files was one of the most successful series. The mystery, but also the tension between Fox Mulder, played by David Duchovny, and Dana Scully, played by Gillian Anderson, will make you watch the entire series. The cases investigated by the FBI department are new, almost unexplained, and their solution is hindered by the hidden forces.
Compilation of top things to do online during quarantine.
During quarantine people spend a lot of time online, Bemorepanda decided to collect some interesting websites for you to randomize your online life. Today we read a lot of news and are tired to watch the feed on our social media. It’s time to give yourself a break from all the breaking news and release stress.
Maybe you will get entertained to play a virtual piano or tetris.
Tetris is the well known game, playing some rounds can release your anxiety. It is a easy game that enjoys everyone. Piano is another online platform where you can try your musical skills or develop them. Turning your keyboard into a piano is really fun.
You can also create a song using the Tone Matrix application. It’s simple and interactive to make some music online. Song Maker is another option for those who are interested in music creation.
Live-streams of cute animals are enjoyed by everyone, LiveCam is the best option for you in this sphere. Lovely animals seen online brings happiness and increase your mood for the hole day. Animals are stress releasing, so if you don’t have a little buddy near you, just click the website and admire how a little puppy is playing.
Bubble wrap is real fun. Sometimes you have to pop some bubble wrap to feel better, so here you are. Other ambient sounds to wash away your distraction and relax yourself can be heard on A Soft MurMur. Here you can create your own white noise which will calm you.
For those who love drawing, Quick Draw is a cool website where you can draw whatever you want. Spending time useful if very important toda during quarantine. We have a lot of time and sometimes it’s really boring, that’s why you have to entertain yourself and stay positive.