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Prague uprising

The Prague uprising of 1945 was a partially-successful attempt by the Czech resistance to liberate the city of Prague from German occupation during World War II. The preceding six years of occupation had fuelled anti-German sentiment and the appr ...

Siege of Sadr City

The Siege of Sadr City was a blockade of the Shia district of northeastern Baghdad carried out by U.S. and Iraqi government forces in an attempt to destroy the main power base of the insurgent Mahdi Army in Baghdad. The siege began on 4 April 200 ...

Scarlett Martinez International Airport

Scarlett Martinez International Airport, also known as Rio Hato Airport, is an international airport serving Rio Hato, a town in the Cocle Province of Panama. The airport is 3 kilometres east of Rio Hato.

Second Battle of Seoul

Before the battle, North Korea had just one understrength division in the city, with the majority of its forces south of the capital. MacArthur personally oversaw the 1st Marine Regiment as it fought through North Korean positions on the road to ...

Battle of Shanghai

The Battle of Shanghai was the first of the twenty-two major engagements fought between the National Revolutionary Army of the Republic of China and the Imperial Japanese Army of the Empire of Japan at the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese Wa ...

Siege of Changchun

The Siege of Changchun was a military blockade undertaken by the Peoples Liberation Army against Changchun between May and October 1948, the largest city in Manchuria at the time, and one of the headquarters of the Republic of China Army in North ...

Siege of Sarajevo

The Siege of Sarajevo was the siege of the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the longest of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. After being initially besieged by the forces of the Yugoslav Peoples Army, Sarajevo was besieged by ...

Siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

The Siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem was a siege of suspected Palestinian militants by Israel Defense Forces in Bethlehem in the West Bank that lasted from 2 April to 10 May 2002. As part of Operation Defensive Shield, the Israel ...

Battle of St Matthews

The Battle of St Matthews or Battle of Short Strand was a gun battle that took place on the night of 27–28 June 1970 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was fought between the Provisional Irish Republican Army and Ulster loyalists in the area around ...

Battle of Stalingrad

In the Battle of Stalingrad, Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia. Marked by fierce close-quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians in air raids, it is one of bloodiest bat ...

Battle of Taierzhuang

The Battle of Taierzhuang was a battle of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1938, between the armies of the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan. The battle was the first major Chinese victory of the war. It humiliated the Japanese military an ...

Battle of Tampere

The Battle of Tampere was a 1918 Finnish Civil War battle, fought in Tampere, Finland from 15 March to 6 April between the Whites and the Reds. It is the most famous and the heaviest of all the Finnish Civil War battles. Today it is particularly ...

Capture of Torrijos Airport

The Capture of Torrijos Airport was a U.S military operation during the invasion of Panama. The goal of this operation was to capture the Panamanian air force, headquartered at the airport, and to close the airport to traffic coming into Panama. ...

Triangle of Death (Iraq)

The Triangle of Death is a name given to a region south of Baghdad during the 2003–2011 occupation of Iraq by the U.S. and allied forces which saw major combat activity and sectarian violence from early 2003 into the fall of 2007.

Battle of Tskhinvali

The Battle of Tskhinvali was a fight for the city of Tskhinvali, capital of South Ossetia. It was the only major battle in the Russo-Georgian War. Georgian ground troops entered the city on early 8 August 2008, after an artillery assault. Their a ...

Vienna Offensive

The Vienna Offensive was launched by the Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts in order to invade Vienna, Austria, during World War II. The offensive lasted from 2 April to 13 April 1945. The Soviets placed the city under siege, facing only a singl ...

Vilnius uprising (1794)

The Vilnius Uprising of 1794 began on April 22, 1794, during which Polish and Lithuanian forces led by Jakub Jasinski fought Russian forces occupying the city during the Kosciuszko Uprising. The Russians were expelled from Vilnius, and thanks to ...

Battle of Vukovar

The Battle of Vukovar was an 87-day siege of Vukovar in eastern Croatia by the Yugoslav Peoples Army, supported by various paramilitary forces from Serbia, between August and November 1991. Before the Croatian War of Independence the Baroque town ...

Battle of Vyborg

The Battle of Vyborg was a 1918 Finnish Civil War battle, fought 24–29 April between the Finnish Whites against the Finnish Reds in Vyborg. Together with the Battle of Tampere and Battle of Helsinki, it was one of the three major urban battles of ...

Adventures of Captain Fabian

Adventures of Captain Fabian is a 1951 American adventure film directed by William Marshall and starring Errol Flynn, Micheline Presle, Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead and Victor Francen The plot is about the travails of a French Creole maid in a ...

All Dogs Go to Heaven

All Dogs Go to Heaven is a 1989 animated musical fantasy comedy-drama adventure film directed by Don Bluth and co-directed by Gary Goldman and Dan Kuenster. It tells the story of Charlie B. Barkin, a German Shepherd that is murdered by his former ...

Axe (film)

Axe is a 1974 American independent horror film written and directed by Frederick R. Friedel and starring Leslie Lee. Its plot follows a trio of criminals who lodge at a rural farmhouse where a teenage girl resides with her disabled grandfather. A ...

Ballast (film)

Ballast is a 2008 film directed by Lance Hammer. It competed in the Dramatic category at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography. The film received six nominations in the 2009 Film Indepe ...

The Ballerina

The Ballerina is a 2017 American Southern Gothic supernatural horror film, written and directed by Steve Pullen, who stars alongside his daughter, Isabella Pullen, and their other family members. The film also starred Deena Dill, Adella Gautier, ...

The Beyond (film)

The Beyond is a 1981 Italian Southern Gothic supernatural horror film directed by Lucio Fulci, and starring Catriona MacColl and David Warbeck. Its plot follows a woman who inherits a hotel in rural Louisiana that was once the site of a horrific ...

The Bleeding House

The Smith family with a secret past is visited by a sweet-talking southern gentleman who is looking for small town humanity. But they will soon find out kindness towards strangers is not always rewarded and the secretive stranger will find redemp ...

Crimes of the Heart (film)

Crimes of the Heart is a 1986 American southern gothic comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford. The screenplay by Beth Henley is adapted from her Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. The film tells the story of the three Magrath si ...

Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust is a 1991 independent film written, directed and produced by Julie Dash and is the first feature film directed by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in the United States. Set in 1902, it tells the story of th ...

The Fugitive Kind

For the 1937 Tennessee Williams play, see Fugitive Kind. The Fugitive Kind is a 1960 American drama film starring Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, and Joanne Woodward. Directed by Sidney Lumet. The screenplay by Meade Roberts and Tennessee Williams w ...

Gods Little Acre (film)

Gods Little Acre is a 1958 American comedy-drama film of Erskine Caldwells 1933 novel of the same name. It was directed by Anthony Mann and shot in black and white by cinematographer Ernest Haller. Although the film was not released until August ...

In the Electric Mist

In the Electric Mist is a 2009 Franco-American mystical drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier, written by Jerzy Kromolowski and Mary Olson-Kromolowski based on the novel In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke, and stars ...

The Killer Inside Me (2010 film)

The Killer Inside Me is a 2010 American crime erotic drama and an adaptation of the 1952 novel of the same name by Jim Thompson. The film is directed by Michael Winterbottom and stars Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, and Kate Hudson. It is the second ...

Madhouse (1981 film)

Madhouse is a 1981 Italian-American slasher film directed and co-written by Ovidio G. Assonitis, and starring Trish Everly, Dennis Robertson, Allison Biggers, and Michael Macrae. The plot follows a schoolteacher in Savannah, Georgia being stalked ...

The Muppet Musicians of Bremen

The Muppet Musicians of Bremen is a 1972 television special that is an adaptation of Town Musicians of Bremen, featuring The Muppets. It is directed and produced by The Muppets creator Jim Henson. Kermit the Frog hosts the special.

The Neon Bible (film)

The Neon Bible is a 1995 drama film written and directed by Terence Davies, based on the novel of the same name by John Kennedy Toole. The film is about a boy named David coming of age in Georgia in the 1940s. His abusive father enlists in the ar ...

The Night of the Hunter (film)

The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 American thriller film directed by Charles Laughton, and starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, and Lillian Gish. The screenplay by James Agee was based on the 1953 novel of the same title by Davis Grubb. The ...

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (film)

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia is a 1981 American musical drama film starring Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill and Don Stroud, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. It was very loosely inspired by the 1972 Vicki Lawrence song of the ...

Poor Pretty Eddie

Poor Pretty Eddie is a 1975 American film starring Leslie Uggams, Shelley Winters and Michael Christian. Made on a relatively small budget, it is known for having an atypical narrative and directorial style, which combines elements of horror, exp ...

Raintree County (film)

Raintree County is a 1957 American Technicolor melodramatic film set during the American Civil War, directed by Edward Dmytryk. It stars Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, and Lee Marvin. It was adapted from the novel of the sam ...

Return to Boggy Creek

Return to Boggy Creek is a 1977 adventure/horror film directed by Tom Moore. It is the first sequel to The Legend of Boggy Creek and stars Dawn Wells of Gilligans Island fame, and Dana Plato of Diffrent Strokes. Wells portrays the mother of three ...

Ruby Gentry

Ruby Gentry is a 1952 film directed by King Vidor, and starring Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston, and Karl Malden. In February 2020, the film was shown at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, as part of a retrospective dedicated to King Vi ...

Scalpel (film)

Scalpel is a 1977 American thriller film directed by John Grissmer, and starring Robert Lansing and Judith Chapman. Its plot follows a mentally-unstable plastic surgeon who transforms a young accident victim to appear as his missing daughter. It ...

Shotgun Stories

Shotgun Stories is a 2007 drama film about a feud between two sets of half-brothers following the death of their father in rural Arkansas. The film was written and directed by Jeff Nichols, and stars Michael Shannon, Barlow Jacobs, Michael Abbott ...

Shy People

Shy People is a 1987 American drama about two branches of a family that reunite with tragic results, starring Barbara Hershey, Jill Clayburgh, and Martha Plimpton. It was directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, written by Konchalovsky, Marjorie David an ...

The Sound and the Fury (1959 film)

The Sound and the Fury is a 1959 American drama film directed by Martin Ritt. It is loosely based on the novel of the same name by William Faulkner, first published in 1929.

Southern Comfort (1981 film)

Southern Comfort is a 1981 American action film directed by Walter Hill and written by Michael Kane, Hill and his longtime collaborator David Giler. It stars Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward, T. K. Carter, Franklyn Seales, and Peter Coyo ...

Summer and Smoke (film)

Summer and Smoke is a 1961 American drama film directed by Peter Glenville, and starring Laurence Harvey and Geraldine Page, with Rita Moreno, Una Merkel, John McIntire, Thomas Gomez, Pamela Tiffin, Malcolm Atterbury, Lee Patrick, and Earl Hollim ...

Swamp Water

Swamp Water is a 1941 film directed by Jean Renoir and starring Walter Brennan and Walter Huston. Based on the novel by Vereen Bell, it was produced at 20th Century Fox. The film was shot on location at Okefenokee Swamp, Waycross, Georgia, USA. I ...

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962 film)

Sweet Bird of Youth is a 1962 drama film starring Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Madeleine Sherwood, Ed Begley, Rip Torn and Mildred Dunnock. Based on the 1959 play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, it focuses on the relations ...

This Property Is Condemned

This Property Is Condemned is a 1966 American drama film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Kate Reid, Charles Bronson, Robert Blake and Mary Badham. The screenplay, inspired by the 1946 one-act play of the same ...