A list comprising of History Movies.
At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor, and his ruthless mother, Empress Dowager Longyu (Joan Chen) is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power. Huang Xing (Jackie Chan) has recently returned from Japan, where he has studied ... (more)
Hell and Back Again (2011)
What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and intimacy no previous film about the conflict in Afghanistan has been able to achieve. It is a masterpiece in the cinema of war.
Mister Bob (2011)
1965, Bob Denard, even early in his career, Battle in Congo. It strives to make its game in the middle of a bloody civil war fueled by rivalry and ambition postcolonial of a newcomer on the African scene: General Mobutu.
War of the Arrows (2011)
During the Second Manchu invasion of Korea, master archer Nam-Yi's sister Ja-in and her husband Seo-Goon are taken captive on their wedding day by invading Manchurians. Nam-Yi embarks on a rescue mission but must defeat Jyu Shin-Ta and the Manchurian Prince Dorgon that Shin-Ta protects.
Battle Of Warsaw 1920 (2011)
Poland's winning battle against Soviet Russia as seen through the eyes of two young protagonists, Ola and Jan. She is a Warsaw cabaret dancer, while he is a cavalry officer and poet who believes in socialist ideals
The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CI... (2011)
A personal exploration into the life of America's controversial former CIA Director told through the eyes of his wife and filmmaker son, Carl. Through extraordinary events in twentieth century history, this consummate soldier/spy stood at the center of the Agency's most clandestine activities and operations. The film reveals the 'cover life' of this CIA operative, who followed orders and took on the dirtiest assignments until the Nixon Administration ordered him to ... (more)
John A.: Birth of a Country (2011)
A riveting political thriller starring Shawn Doyle (John A. Macdonald), Peter Outerbridge (George Brown) and David LaHaye (George-Etienne Cartier) and set during the struggles that take Canada from colony to country.
Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011)
Granito is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation’s turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. Its characters sift for clues buried in archives of mind and place and historical memory, seeking to uncover a narrative that could unlock the past and settle matters of life and death in the present. Each of the five main characters whose destinies collide in Granito are connected by th... (more)
The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (2011)
The history of the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the United States Armed Forces
Berlin '36 (2011)
Berlin 36 is a 2009 German film telling the fate of Jewish athlete Gretel Bergmann in the 1936 Summer Olympics. She was replaced by the Nazi regime by an athlete later discovered to be a man. The film is based on a true story and was released in Germany on September 10, 2009. Reporters at Der Spiegel challenged the historical basis for many of the events in the film, pointing to arrest records and medical examinations indicating German authorities did not learn Dor... (more)