As Hitler set out to conquer the Western world, his armies methodically pillaged the finest art in Europe. The Monuments Men had a mandate from President Roosevelt: recover these artworks. In a race against time to save the world's greatest cultural treasures from destruction at the hands of Nazi fanatics, they used tips, records recovered from bombed buildings, and the journals of Rose Valland, who secretly tracked Nazi plunder in Paris.
During the 1979 hostage crisis at the American embassy in Tehran, six Americans escaped. Agent Antonio Mendez and an unlikely team of CIA agents and Hollywood directors, producers and actors traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake film: Argo. They smuggled the escapees out of Iran without a single shot being fired. A true story of secret identities, international intrigue and popcorn.