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.

We Were Soldiers

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Greg Kinnear, Madeleine Stowe, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, Keri Russell, Barry Pepper, Clark Gregg, Marc Blucas, Jsu Garcia ..
Directed by: Randall Wallace
Release date: 2002-03-01
3.

Rabbit-Proof Fence

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.

Starring: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Kenneth Branagh, David Gulpilil, Jason Clarke, Ningali Lawford, Myarn Lawford, Deborah Mailman, Garry McDonald ..
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 2002-02-04
4.

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
5.

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
6.

Windtalkers

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo, Jason Isaacs, Christian Slater, Frances O'Connor, Keith Campbell, Martin Henderson ..
Directed by: John Woo
Release date: 2002-06-14
7.

The Gathering Storm

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.

Starring: Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Linus Roache, Lena Headey, Tom Wilkinson, Derek Jacobi, Celia Imrie, Hugh Bonneville, Tom Hiddleston ..
Directed by: Richard Loncraine
Release date: 2002-04-22
Best History Movies of 2002 : Muhammad: The Last Prophet
8.

Muhammad: The Last Prophet

3.5
7.5/10 IMDB

More than fourteen centuries ago, Mecca was filled with gambling, drunkenness, slavery, the mistreatment of women, and greed. The holy Ka'bah was littered with idol gods. Pilgrims came by the thousands to worship them. Quarysh, Mecca's ruling body, reveled in the their good fortune but cared little for the welfare of the pilgrims of Arabia.Against this dismal scene, a man named Muhammad (pbuh) retreated to a cave high above Mecca to pray. The events that transpired in that cave changed the course of human history.This is the story of the blessings of Muhammad (pbuh) - The Last Prophet.

Starring: Nicholas Kadi, Eli Allem, Catherine Lavine ..
Directed by: Richard Rich
Release date: 2002-11-08
Best History Movies of 2002 : Julius Caesar
9.

Julius Caesar

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.

Starring: Jeremy Sisto, Richard Harris, Christopher Walken, Chris Noth, Valeria Golino, Pamela Bowen, Heino Ferch, Tobias Moretti, Samuela Sardo, Daniela Piazza ..
Directed by: Uli Edel
Release date: 2002-12-27
10.

Evolution Of Rallying

3.3
7.7/10 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

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