Best History Movies of 2000


3rd World Hero

6.4/10 IMDB

Two filmmakers try to create a film venturing on the life of Jose Rizal. Before they do that, they try to investigate on the heroism of the Philippine national hero. Of particular focus is his supposed retraction of his views against the Roman Catholic Church during the Spanish regime in the Philippines which he expressed primarily through his two novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. The investigation was done mainly by "interviewing" key individuals in the life of Rizal such as his mother Teodora Alonso, his siblings Paciano, Trinidad, and Narcisa, his love interest and supposed wife Josephine Bracken, and the Jesuit priest who supposedly witnessed Rizal's retraction, Fr. Balaguer. Eventually, the two filmmakers would end up "interviewing" Rizal himself to get to the bottom of the issue.

Starring: Ricky Davao, Joel Torre, Cris Villanueva, Daria Ramirez, Rio Locsin, Cherry Pie Picache, Joonee Gamboa, Lara Fabregas, Lui Manansala, Ed Rocha ..
Directed by: Mike de Leon
Release date: 2000-02-16
Best History Movies of 2000 : Major League Baseball: All Century Team

Major League Baseball: All Century Team

8.0/10 IMDB

One hundred years in the making, the 'Major League Baseball All-Century Team' was an all-time roster chosen from the more than 15,000 men who played Major League Baseball in the 20th Century.

Starring: Bob Costas ..
Release date: 2000-10-10

Shadow Magic

0.0/10 IMDB

Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology, befriends a newly-arrived Englishman who's brought projector, camera, and Lumière-brothers' shorts to open the Shadow Magic theater. Liu's work with Wallace brings him conflict with tradition and his father's authority, complicated by his falling in love with Ling, daughter of Lord Tan, star of Beijing's traditional opera. Liu sees movies as his chance to become wealthy and worthy of Ling. When the Shadow Magic pair are invited to show the films to the Empress Dowager, things look good. But, is disaster in the script? And, can movies preserve tradition even as they bring change?

Starring: Jared Harris, Xia Yu, Yufei Xing, Liu Peiqi, Lü Liping, Jingming Wang, Yusheng Li, Yukui Zhang, Chuang Cheng, Zhongwei Zheng ..
Directed by: Ann Hu
Release date: 2000-09-08

Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero

7.9/10 IMDB

Through the use of spectacular, never-before-seen nuclear test footage, travels to ten former testing sites and explores the history, physical changes resulting from the tests and current condition of these amazing and important places. Visit the notorious Nevada Test Site, known as the most bombed place on earth. Over 900 nuclear explosions where detonated at this location – an area larger than the State of Rhode Island. Once upon a time these locations were kept top secret, but today, with this 60th Anniversary Diamond Edition of Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero, you will finally see these historic hot spots. Preserving the incredible legacy of America’s nuclear testing program stands as a reminder of the fine line between the progress of mankind and the destruction of the earth. Once you understand what really happened at the Ground Zero nuclear testing sites, you will never be the same.

Starring: William Shatner ..
Directed by: Peter Kuran
Release date: 2000-10-03

Untold Stories of Columbine

6.2/10 IMDB

Darrell Scott tells stories of his daughter, high school student, Rachel Joy Scott. Also included is footage from her funeral.

Starring: Darrell Scott ..
Directed by: Darrell Scott
Release date: 2000-02-14

The Courage to Love

6.2/10 IMDB

In 19th century New Orleans creole Henriette must choose between love and devotion to the church. Neither choice is going to be easy, as there is great opposition to her ideas of breaking traditions.

Starring: Vanessa Williams, Gil Bellows, David La Haye, Cynda Williams, Diahann Carroll, Lisa Bronwyn Moore, Stacy Keach, Eddie Bo Smith Jr., Kevin Jubinville, Jean-Louis Roux ..
Directed by: Kari Skogland
Release date: 2000-01-24

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

7.8/10 IMDB

Documentary on the Shackleton Antartic expedition. A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in and the crew of his vessel 'The Endurance', which was trapped in the ice floes and frigid open ocean of the Antarctic in 1914. Shackleton decided, with many of his crew injured and weak from exposure and starvation, to take a team of his fittest men and attempt to find help. Setting out in appalling conditions with hopelessly inadequate equipment, they endured all weather and terrain and finally reached safety. Persuading a local team of his confidence that the abandoned team would still be alive, he set out again to find them. After almost 2 years trapped on the ice, all members of the crew were finally rescued.

Starring: Liam Neeson, David Cale, Brian d'Arcy James, Julian Ayer ..
Directed by: George Butler
Release date: 2000-09-02
Best History Movies of 2000 : Britannic


5.2/10 IMDB

It was the sister ship of the infamous Titanic... and its final destiny was the same. Experience the true untold story of Britannic, a tumultuous, epic voyage of human passion, courage and betrayal aboard an ill-fated ocean liner bound for a shattering demise. With the world at war, an undercover British agent (Amanda Ryan), embarks the Britannic in search of a German spy believed to be on board to sabotage the ship. Posing as a governess, the undercover agent finds herself falling in love with the ship's chaplain (Edward Atterton). In a stunning discovery, the lovers suddenly find themselves enemies of war. And when a massive explosion deals a deathblow to the ship, their battle becomes one for their own survival. With a dynamic, international cast and a story line that hosts a chilling tale of espionage, politics and romance, Britannic brings one of history's most devastating events to riveting, new life.

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Edward Atterton, Amanda Ryan, Ben Daniels, John Rhys-Davies, Bruce Payne, Susannah Wise ..
Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Release date: 2000-01-10
Best History Movies of 2000 : Mary Magdalene: Close To Jesus

Mary Magdalene: Close To Jesus

0.0/10 IMDB

Employed as a spy and given the task of investigating the threat posed by John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene is overwhelmed by John's powerful message of the coming of the Messiah. Gazing into John's eyes before he dies, Mary is left with the certainty that her place is at the side of this great man, Jesus Christ.

Starring: Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Massimo Ghini, Giuliana De Sio, Gottfried John, Nathalie Caldonazzo, Roberta Armani, Benjamin Sadler, Thure Riefenstein, Ambra Angiolini, Vittorio Amandola ..
Directed by: Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti
Release date: 2000-04-24
Best History Movies of 2000 : Joseph of Nazareth

Joseph of Nazareth

6.1/10 IMDB

The people of Jerusalem are suffering under the reign of HEROD, and are hoping to be delivered from the Roman occupiers by the Messiah whose arrival, it is rumored, is to take place very soon. Unlike his nephew JUDAS, who wants to join the zealots (freedom fighters), the 35-year-old widower JOSEPH is not interested in participating in any fighting against the Romans.

Starring: Tobias Moretti, Stefania Rivi, Ennio Fantastichini, Francesco Dominedò, Franco Interlenghi, Omar Lahlou, Andrea Prodan ..
Directed by: Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti
Release date: 2000-01-05

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