Best History Movies of 2002

1.

Gangs of New York

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, John C. Reilly, Jim Broadbent, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., David Hemmings ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2002-12-14
2.

K-19: The Widowmaker

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joss Ackland, John Shrapnel, Donald Sumpter, Tim Woodward, Steve Nicolson, George Anton, James Francis Ginty ..
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Release date: 2002-07-19
3.

The Importance of Being Earnest

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...

Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Frances O'Connor, Anna Massey, Edward Fox, Patrick Godfrey, Charles Kay ..
Directed by: Oliver Parker
Release date: 2002-05-17
4.

Evolution Of Rallying

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Rallying - ordinary cars souped up to do extraordinary things. This film profiles the history of the sport from its semi-polite beginnings in the 1950s to the professional team-based competitions of the present-day. Famous rallying drivers such as like McRae, Makinen and Vatanen talk about the sport they love intercut with footage of cars literally driven to the limits

Release date: 2002-03-18
5.

Price for Peace

2.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Steven Spielberg, historian Stephen E. Ambrose, and director James Moll bring us a film with firsthand accounts chronicling the unforgettable events in the Pacific Theater of World War II. From the bombing of Pearl Harbor through the American occupation of Japan in 1945, this powerful documentary depicts the strength and courage of America's youth, while examining how these brave men and women dealt with being thrust into this tremendously brutal chapter of world history.

Directed by: James Moll
Release date: 2002-01-01
Best History Movies of 2002 : American Experience: Ulysses S. Grant (Part 1)
6.

American Experience: Ulysses S. Grant (Part 1)

1.8
7.9/10 IMDB

As a general, he had fought to preserve the Union. As president, he helped to oversee the transformation from union to nation. As a former president, he was the embodiment of the very idea of national union, and of America's entry onto the world stage. As a dying general, he was the symbol of the nation's greatest and most traumatic war. The story of Ulysses S. Grant's life, from his first days on the Ohio frontier to his last days out-writing death in the Adirondacks, is an endlessly fascinating one. Few public figures have ever held a such a firm grip on the American popular imagination. Grant was a man whose rise from obscurity made him a hero to millions who could see themselves in him. An ordinary man who faced and met extraordinary challenges, his successes and failures seemed to encapsulate the national character. He was so popular with the American public that, despite his two scandal-ridden terms as president, he was nearly nominated to run for a third term.

Starring: Liev Schreiber ..
Directed by: Adriana Bosch
Release date: 2002-05-05
Best History Movies of 2002 : American Experience: Ulysses S. Grant (Part 2)
7.

American Experience: Ulysses S. Grant (Part 2)

1.7
7.5/10 IMDB

As a general, he had fought to preserve the Union. As president, he helped to oversee the transformation from union to nation. As a former president, he was the embodiment of the very idea of national union, and of America's entry onto the world stage. As a dying general, he was the symbol of the nation's greatest and most traumatic war. The story of Ulysses S. Grant's life, from his first days on the Ohio frontier to his last days out-writing death in the Adirondacks, is an endlessly fascinating one. Few public figures have ever held a such a firm grip on the American popular imagination. Grant was a man whose rise from obscurity made him a hero to millions who could see themselves in him. An ordinary man who faced and met extraordinary challenges, his successes and failures seemed to encapsulate the national character. He was so popular with the American public that, despite his two scandal-ridden terms as president, he was nearly nominated to run for a third term.

Starring: Liev Schreiber ..
Directed by: Adriana Bosch
Release date: 2002-05-05
Best History Movies of 2002 : Adolf & Eva
8.

Adolf & Eva

1.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Home footage plus reenactments of the life & times of Hitler with his mistress, Eva Braun. Their early days of happiness followed by long separations due the war causing much loneliness for Eva. Up until their suicides in the Bunker as the war was drawing to its inevitable conclusion.

Starring: Michael Kitchen, Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, Herbert Döhring, Rochus Misch, Gretl Mitlestrasser, Gitta Sereny ..
Directed by: Marion Milne
Release date: 2002-04-29
Best History Movies of 2002 : Lapu-Lapu
9.

Lapu-Lapu

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A film showing the struggles of Lapu-Lapu and how he defended Mactan, Cebu from the invading Spanish forces.

Starring: Lito Lapid, Dante Rivero, Joyce Jimenez, Vic Vargas, Mark Lapid, Roi Vinzon, Jeric Raval, Ian Veneracion, Jess Lapid Jr., Julio Diaz ..
Directed by: William Mayo
Release date: 2002-12-25
Best History Movies of 2002 : This Is the Last Dam Run of Likker I'll Ever Make
10.

This Is the Last Dam Run of Likker I'll Ever Make

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Following Tennessee moonshiner Popcorn Sutton as produces what he swears will be the last of his product.

Starring: Popcorn Sutton ..
Directed by: Neal Hutcheson
Release date: 2002-01-01

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