In the late eighteenth century, the Kingdom of Dahomey, armed with wealth, political influence, and a ruthless army, flourished as one of Africa's most powerful states. Yet as greedy European merchants encroached upon Africa, seeking riches at the brutal, heartless expense of its people, fierce warrior Nanisca (Viola Davis) inspires her king, Ghezo (John Boyega), to stand against the Europeans to uphold the freedom of their people. Gina Prince-Bythewood directs the historical epic inspired by true events. Co-starring Lashana Lynch, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and Thuso Mbedu.
When his life plummets to rock bottom due to his self-destructive tendencies, Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) seeks a new path before the inevitable consumes him. After making a name for himself in the boxing ring as a determined fighter, Long then finds himself turning to a life of religion, eventually earning his priesthood on a quest to uplift others in faith and redemption. Rosalind Ross writes and directs the drama based on true events co-starring Mel Gibson and Jacki Weaver.
One night, Chickie Donohue (Zac Efron) was having a drink with some friends in a New York bar. The group was mourning their lost loved ones and the soldiers who were fighting in the Vietnam War. When he started to notice anti-war protestors turning on their friends and family who were in Vietnam, Chick came up with an impossible plan to smuggle into Vietnam, find his friends, and share a beer with them. Peter Farrelly directs this true story based on the book written by John "Chick" Donohue and J.T. Molloy.
In this unusual feature from Tunisia, a twelve-year old boy takes advantage of the erotic opportunities his childhood status gives him to ogle women in his mother's bathhouse, and to spy on the attractive woman next door, who is conducting a clandestine affair with a tradesman whom he is friends with. Eventually, his family hires a young girl as a servant, and thanks to her interest in him, at last he has an opportunity to experience a full-fledged sexual encounter. This coming-of-age story features fairly explicit sexual scenes and female nudity which are not commonly found in films made in Muslim countries. Not only that, but women in it are shown to be frankly sexual beings - yet another departure from the cultural norms.