Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Gaston Hounsou (born April 24, 1964) is a Beninese-American actor and model. He began his career appearing in music videos, made his film debut in Without You I'm Nothing and earned widespread recognition for his role as Cinqué in the Steven Spielberg film Amistad. As an actor, Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards. Hounsou became a naturalized American citizen in 2007. He was reluctant to renounce his Beninese citizenship and therefore opted to become a dual citizen of both Benin and the United States, effectively rendering him a Beninese-American. Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, in 1964, to lbertine and Pierre Hounsou. He immigrated to Lyon in France at the age of thirteen with his brother, Edmond. In 1987, he became a model and established a career in Paris. He moved to the U.S. in 1990. One year before obtaining his college degree, he dropped out of school. In 1989, he appeared in a music video of Straight Up by Paula Abdul. Hounsou's film debut was in the 1990 Sandra Bernhard film Without You I’m Nothing, and he has had television roles on Beverly Hills, 90210 and ER and a guest starring role on Alias, but received a larger role in the science fiction film Stargate. His first on-screen appearance was in the 1990 Janet Jackson video “Love Will Never Do (Without You).” He also starred in a 2002 Gap commercial directed by Peter Lindbergh, dancing to a rendition of John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom" by Arrested Development's Baba Oje. He received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role as Cinqué in the 1997 Steven Spielberg film Amistad. He gained further notice as Juba, in the 2000 film Gladiator. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for In America, in 2004, becoming the fourth African male to be nominated for an Oscar (along with Basil Rathbone, Cecil Kellaway and Omar Sharif). In 2006, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Blood Diamond; he received Broadcast Film Critics Association, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award nominations for this performance. In 2007, Hounsou began dating model/CEO of Baby Phat, Kimora Lee Simmons. In 2008 Hounsou and Simmons visited Hounsou's family and while there, the two participated in a traditional commitment ceremony. On May 30, 2009, Simmons gave birth to their son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, reportedly named because Kenzo means 3 (Kimora's third child).

  • Title: Djimon Hounsou
  • Popularity: 16.594
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1964-04-24
  • Place of Birth: Cotonou, Dahomey [now Benin]
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  • Also Known As: Djimon, Djimon Gaston Hounsou, Djimon Hounso, Djimon Housoun, Джимон Хонсу, 디몬 하운수, ジャイモン・フンスー, ジャイモン・ガストン・フンスー, 吉蒙·韓蘇
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Djimon Hounsou Movies

  • 2000
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    Gladiator

    Gladiator

    8.2 2000 HD

    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...

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  • 2005
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    Constantine

    Constantine

    7.085 2005 HD

    John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their...

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  • 2006
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    Blood Diamond

    Blood Diamond

    7.545 2006 HD

    An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate...

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  • 2005
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    The Island

    The Island

    6.674 2005 HD

    In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled...

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  • 2004
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    Renegade

    Renegade

    4.833 2004 HD

    U.S Marshal Mike Donovan has dark memories of the death of his first love. He keeps peace between the Americans and the natives who had temporarily...

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  • 2003
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    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life

    5.745 2003 HD

    Tasked by MI6 to find the mythological Pandora's Box, an ancient object supposedly containing one of the deadliest plagues on Earth, Lara Croft...

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  • 1994
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    Stargate

    Stargate

    7.003 1994 HD

    An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

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  • 2006
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    Eragon

    Eragon

    5.104 2006 HD

    In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's...

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  • 2003
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    In America

    In America

    7.17 2003 HD

    A family of Irish immigrants adjusts to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child.

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  • 1997
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    Amistad

    Amistad

    7.025 1997 HD

    In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are...

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  • 2008
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    Never Back Down

    Never Back Down

    6.8 2008 HD

    Jake, full of anger after his father's death, is just starting to find a place for himself at his new Orlando high school - until Ryan, head of an...

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  • 2003
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    Biker Boyz

    Biker Boyz

    6.2 2003 HD

    A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son", this is the story of Manuel Galloway, also known as "the King of Cali", the president of a motorcycle...

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  • 2002
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    The Four Feathers

    The Four Feathers

    6.6 2002 HD

    A young British officer resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends...

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  • 1998
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    Deep Rising

    Deep Rising

    6.162 1998 HD

    A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized,...

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  • 2009
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    Push

    Push

    6.1 2009 HD

    After his father, an assassin, is brutally murdered, Nick Gant vows revenge on Division, the covert government agency that dabbles in psychic warfare...

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  • 2005
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    Beauty Shop

    Beauty Shop

    6.3 2005 HD

    Far from Chicago, hairdresser Gina Norris has relocated to Atlanta with her daughter and has quickly established herself as a rare talent in her...

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  • 2010
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    The Tempest

    The Tempest

    5.4 2010 HD

    An adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. Prospera (a female version of Shakespeare's Prospero) is the usurped ruler of Milan who has been...

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  • 2002
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    Dead Weight

    Dead Weight

    5.9 2002 HD

    After winning the lottery, a convict must chase down the warden who has his winning ticket.

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  • 2014
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    How to Train Your Dragon 2

    How to Train Your Dragon 2

    7.672 2014 HD

    Five years have passed since Hiccup and Toothless united the dragons and Vikings of Berk. Now, they spend their time charting unmapped territories....

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  • 2011
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    Special Forces

    Special Forces

    6.69 2011 HD

    Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched...

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  • 2011
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    Elephant White

    Elephant White

    5 2011 HD

    An assassin is hired by a businessman to avenge the murder of his daughter by white slave traders in Thailand.

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  • 2000
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    The Middle Passage

    The Middle Passage

    3.7 2000 HD

    A realistic look at the horrors of the slave trade, told entirely through the voice of a dead African slave whose spirit haunts the ocean route.

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  • 2013
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    Baggage Claim

    Baggage Claim

    5.324 2013 HD

    Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister's wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore finds herself with only 30 days to make a connection....

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  • 2014
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    7.9 2014 HD

    Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by...

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  • 2015
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    Furious 7

    Furious 7

    7.235 2015 HD

    Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.

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  • 2014
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    Seventh Son

    Seventh Son

    5.5 2014 HD

    John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected the country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner...

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  • 2017
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    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    6.545 2017 HD

    When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he...

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  • 2015
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    The Vatican Tapes

    The Vatican Tapes

    5.3 2015 HD

    In a highly secured vault deep within the walls of Vatican City, the Catholic Church holds thousands of old films and video footage documenting...

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  • 2015
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    Air

    Air

    4.957 2015 HD

    In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent. Virtually all of humanity has disappeared, and those chosen to reestablish society reside in a...

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  • 1992
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    Unlawful Entry

    Unlawful Entry

    6.192 1992 HD

    After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops who answered their call. He helps them install a security system, begins...

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  • 2016
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    The Legend of Tarzan

    The Legend of Tarzan

    5.901 2016 HD

    Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

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  • 2017
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    Same Kind of Different as Me

    Same Kind of Different as Me

    6.9 2017 HD

    International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams...

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  • 2022
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    Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

    Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

    6.7 2022 HD

    A hard-on-his-luck hound finds himself in a town full of cats in need of a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain's wicked plot to wipe their...

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  • 2017
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    I Am Heath Ledger

    I Am Heath Ledger

    7.4 2017 HD

    The life and career of an actor, artist, and icon. His own journey through his own camera.

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  • 2010
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    Black Panther

    Black Panther

    5.828 2010 HD

    Black Panther is the ruler and protector of the African nation of Wakanda. Using technology, wits, and extraordinary fighting ability he must protect...

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  • 2019
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    Serenity

    Serenity

    5.454 2019 HD

    The quiet life of Baker Dill, a fishing boat captain who lives on the isolated Plymouth Island, where he spends his days obsessed with capturing an...

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  • 2019
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    Shazam!

    Shazam!

    7.016 2019 HD

    A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.

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  • 2018
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    Aquaman

    Aquaman

    6.9 2018 HD

    Half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry is taken on the journey of his lifetime to discover if he is worth of being a king.

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  • 2019
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    Charlie's Angels

    Charlie's Angels

    6.5 2019 HD

    Elena Houghlin is a scientist, engineer and inventor of Calisto -- a sustainable energy source that will revolutionize the way people use power. It...

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  • 2019
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    Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    6.8 2019 HD

    The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war...

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  • 2021
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    The King's Man

    The King's Man

    6.769 2021 HD

    As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop...

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  • 2021
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    A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    7.5 2021 HD

    Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the...

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  • 1993
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    Killing Zoe

    Killing Zoe

    6.236 1993 HD

    Zed is an American vault-cracker who travels to Paris to meet up with his old friend Eric. Eric and his gang have planned to raid the only bank in...

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  • 2007
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    A Place in Time

    A Place in Time

    8.3 2007 HD

    The film takes a look at the daily lives of people in more than two dozen countries around the world during the course of a week. In the film,...

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  • 2018
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    In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven

    In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven

    1 2018 HD

    In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven captures the vibrant tales of Voodoo in West Africa. Following actor Djimon Hounsou back to Benin, the country...

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  • 1970
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    African History Y

    African History Y

    1 1970 HD

    A story of tragedy and redemption.

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  • 1997
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    Ill Gotten Gains

    Ill Gotten Gains

    2.5 1997 HD

    WEST AFRICA 1869 - Slave trade is illegal. There is a revolt on a slave ship - twenty four men fight for their lives. Out-gunned, the revolt fails...

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  • 2005
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    Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator'

    Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator'

    7.1 2005 HD

    An in-depth look at the entire making of Ridley Scott's Gladiator. Consisting of: Tale Of The Scribes: Story Development, The Heat Of Battle:...

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  • 2023
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    Shazam! Fury of the Gods

    Shazam! Fury of the Gods

    6.558 2023 HD

    Billy Batson and his foster siblings, who transform into superheroes by saying "Shazam!", are forced to get back into action and fight the Daughters...

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  • 2021
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    Marvel Studios' 2021 Disney+ Day Special

    Marvel Studios' 2021 Disney+ Day Special

    6.8 2021 HD

    Explore the Disney+ series of the MCU—past, present and future.

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  • 2021
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    Kimana Tuskers

    Kimana Tuskers

    1 2021 HD

    There are fewer than 20 tuskers left on earth, where ivory still sweeps the ground. Filmed throughout the Greater Amboseli ecosystem in Kenya, Kimana...

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  • 2023
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    Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire

    Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire

    6.357 2023 HD

    When the ruthless forces of the Motherworld threaten a quiet farming village on a distant moon, a mysterious outsider becomes its best hope for...

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  • 1970
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    Last Breath

    Last Breath

    1 1970 HD

    A diver is stranded on the bottom of the North Sea, and when his umbilical cord snaps because of rough seas and an equipment mishap on the ship...

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  • 2022
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    Black Adam

    Black Adam

    6.939 2022 HD

    Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam is freed...

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  • 2023
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    Gran Turismo

    Gran Turismo

    7.842 2023 HD

    The ultimate wish-fulfillment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won him a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual...

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  • 1990
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    Without You I'm Nothing

    Without You I'm Nothing

    5.4 1990 HD

    Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and...

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  • 2024
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    A Quiet Place: Day One

    A Quiet Place: Day One

    1 2024 HD

    As New York City is invaded by alien creatures who hunt by sound, a woman named Sammy fights to survive.

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  • 2024
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    Ozi: Voice of the Forest

    Ozi: Voice of the Forest

    1 2024 HD

    A young orangutan sets out on a journey to find her parents and spread awareness about the threat of deforestation.

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  • 2024
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    Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver

    Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver

    6.098 2024 HD

    The rebels gear up for battle against the ruthless forces of the Motherworld as unbreakable bonds are forged, heroes emerge — and legends are...

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  • 2017
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    The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious

    6.879 2017 HD

    When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never...

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  • 2024
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    Creating a Universe - The Making of Rebel Moon

    Creating a Universe - The Making of Rebel Moon

    8.5 2024 HD

    Go behind the scenes with director Zack Snyder and the cast and crew of his epic sci-fi saga as they bring a vast new sci-fi universe to the screen.

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  • 1970
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    The Zealot

    The Zealot

    1 1970 HD

    “The Zealot” follows Hassan, a Somali-American airport shuttle driver in Minneapolis, who is struggling to make ends meet. When Lloyd, a...

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  • 1970
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    The Bleeding Ground

    The Bleeding Ground

    1 1970 HD

    When an entitled, newly appointed president of a big oil firm is kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta by an environmental militant, he is forced to make a...

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  • 2011
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    Elephant White

    Elephant White

    5 2011 HD

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  • 2018
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    In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven

    In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven

    1 2018 HD

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  • 1997
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    The View

    The View

    4.5 1997 HD

    ABC Daytime's morning chatfest, currently featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, Alyssa Farah Griffin, and Ana Navarro...

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  • 1994
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    ER

    ER

    7.801 1994 HD

    ER explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened...

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  • 1953
    imgS72 E1

    The Oscars

    The Oscars

    6.923 1953 HD

    An annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a...

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  • 2003
    imgS22 E117

    Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    5.531 2003 HD

    Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and broadcast on ABC.

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  • 2001
    imgS5 E17

    Alias

    Alias

    6.7 2001 HD

    Sydney Bristow, an agent who has been tricked to believe she is working for the U.S. government, is actually working for a criminal organization...

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  • 2000
    imgS5 E14

    Soul Food

    Soul Food

    6.25 2000 HD

    Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George...

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  • 2010
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    Black Panther

    Black Panther

    6.8 2010 HD

    Deep in the heart of Africa lies Wakanda, an advanced and unconquerable civilization. A family of warrior kings possessing superior speed, strength...

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  • 2015
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    Wayward Pines

    Wayward Pines

    6.823 2015 HD

    Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave....

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  • 1990
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    Beverly Hills, 90210

    Beverly Hills, 90210

    7.399 1990 HD

    Follow the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West...

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  • 2015
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    Dragons: Race to the Edge

    Dragons: Race to the Edge

    8.299 2015 HD

    Unlock the secrets of the Dragon Eye and come face to face with more dragons than anyone has ever imagined as Hiccup, Toothless and the Dragon Riders...

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  • 2021
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    What If...?

    What If...?

    8.16 2021 HD

    Taking inspiration from the comic books of the same name, each episode of this animated anthology series questions, revisits and twists classic...

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  • 1998
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    The Wild Thornberrys

    The Wild Thornberrys

    6.827 1998 HD

    The Wild Thornberrys is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon.

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  • 2019
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    The Longest Day in Chang'an

    The Longest Day in Chang'an

    8.5 2019 HD

    Chang'an. The city of Eternal Peace. China's ancient imperial capital and the world's most magnificent metropolis. Its treasures and wealth are now...

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  • 2022
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    BIANCA

    BIANCA

    1 2022 HD

    Unfiltered and unexpected when Bianca Ingrosso invites Swedish and international stars to Sweden's new big talk show - BIANCA.

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  • 2019
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    The Kelly Clarkson Show

    The Kelly Clarkson Show

    6.346 2019 HD

    Kelly Clarkson presents the biggest newsmakers and names in film, television and music; as well as emerging new talent and everyday people who are...

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  • 2021
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    INVINCIBLE

    INVINCIBLE

    8.654 2021 HD

    Mark Grayson is a normal teenager except for the fact that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Shortly after his seventeenth...

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