Best History Movies of 2000

1.

The Patriot

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Tchéky Karyo, Chris Cooper, Lisa Brenner, Tom Wilkinson, Leon Rippy, Donal Logue ..
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 2000-06-28
2.

The Dish

5.0
7.2/10 IMDB

A group of maverick scientists on a remote Australian sheep farm are the globe's only hope for obtaining the epic images of man's first steps on the moon.

Starring: Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton, Kevin Harrington, Tom Long, Eliza Szonert, Tayler Kane, Bille Brown, John McMartin, Roy Billing, Genevieve Mooy ..
Directed by: Rob Sitch
Release date: 2000-10-19
3.

Rules of Engagement

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Bruce Greenwood, Anne Archer, Blair Underwood, Philip Baker Hall, Dale Dye, Amidou ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 2000-04-07
4.

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

4.0
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
5.

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

In the nine months prior to World War II, 10.000 innocent children left behind their families, their homes, their childhood, and took the journey... to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust.

Starring: Judi Dench ..
Directed by: Mark Jonathan Harris
Release date: 2000-09-15
6.

Vatel

4.0
6.6/10 IMDB

In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the steward, Vatel, a man of honor, talent, and low birth. The prince is craven in his longing for stature: no task is too menial or dishonorable for him to give Vatel. While Vatel tries to sustain dignity, he finds himself attracted to Anne de Montausier, the king's newest mistress. In Vatel, she finds someone who's authentic, living out his principles within the casual cruelties of court politics. Can the two of them escape unscathed?

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Timothy Spall, Julian Glover, Julian Sands, Murray Lachlan Young, Hywel Bennett, Richard Griffiths, Arielle Dombasle ..
Directed by: Roland Joffé
Release date: 2000-05-01
7.

Longitude

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.

Starring: Peter Cartwright, Jeremy Irons, Michael Gambon, Ian Hart, Jonathan Coy, Liam Jennings, Christopher Hodsol, Peter Vaughan, Andrew Scott, Gemma Jones ..
Directed by: Charles Sturridge
Release date: 2000-01-02
8.

The Crossing

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Steven McCarthy, John Henry Canavan, Sebastian Roché, Roger Rees ..
Directed by: Robert Harmon
Release date: 2000-01-10
Best History Movies of 2000 : RKO 281
9.

RKO 281

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

In 1939, boy-wonder Orson Welles leaves New York, where he has succeeded in radio and theater, and, hired by RKO Pictures, moves to Hollywood with the purpose of making his first film.

Starring: Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, Brenda Blethyn, Roy Scheider, Liam Cunningham, David Suchet, Fiona Shaw, Anastasia Hille ..
Directed by: Benjamin Ross
Release date: 2000-04-07
Best History Movies of 2000 : The Miracle Maker
10.

The Miracle Maker

3.4
7.0/10 IMDB

A mother and father in search of help for their sick daughter cross paths with an extraordinary carpenter named Jesus, who has devoted his life to spreading God's word. An amazing miracle brings to light the true meaning of Christ, and the sacrifices he endured for the deliverance of mankind. A compelling story of faith, trust, and devotion.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Michael Bryant, Julie Christie, Rebecca Callard, James Frain, Richard E. Grant, Ian Holm, William Hurt, Anton Lesser, Daniel Massey ..
Directed by: Stanislav M. Sokolov, Derek W. Hayes
Release date: 2000-03-31

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