Best History Movies of 2002


The Count of Monte Cristo

7.7/10 IMDB

Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating himself into the French nobility.

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain, Dagmara Domi?czyk, Michael Wincott, Luis Guzmán, Christopher Adamson, JB Blanc, Henry Cavill ..
Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
Release date: 2002-01-23

Gangs of New York

7.5/10 IMDB

In 1863, 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

We Were Soldiers

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

The Magdalene Sisters

7.7/10 IMDB

Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly caught flirting with the boys. All have to work in a laundry under the strict supervision of the nuns, who break their wills through sadistic punishment.

Starring: Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy, Geraldine McEwan, Eileen Walsh, Mary Murray, Eamonn Owens, Britta Smith, Peter Mullan, Eithne McGuinness ..
Directed by: Peter Mullan
Release date: 2002-08-30

Bloody Sunday

7.6/10 IMDB

The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.

Starring: James Nesbitt, Allan Gildea, Gerard Crossan, Mary Moulds, Carmel McCallion, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Christopher Villiers, James Hewitt, Declan Duddy ..
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2002-01-16

Rabbit-Proof Fence

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


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

K-19: The Widowmaker

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

The Importance of Being Earnest

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
Best History Movies of 2002 : Ararat


6.3/10 IMDB

Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.

Starring: Simon Abkarian, Charles Aznavour, Christopher Plummer, Arsinée Khanjian, David Alpay, Marie-Josée Croze, Elias Koteas, Brent Carver, Max Morrow, Christie MacFadyen ..
Directed by: Atom Egoyan
Release date: 2002-05-20

The Tracker

7.4/10 IMDB

Somewhere in Australia in the early 20th century outback, an Aboriginal man is accused of murdering a white woman. Three white men are on a mission to capture him with the help of an experienced Indigenous man.

Starring: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, Grant Page, Noel Wilton ..
Directed by: Rolf de Heer
Release date: 2002-08-08

The Gathering Storm

7.4/10 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 : The Ghost Of F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Ghost Of F. Scott Fitzgerald

7.5/10 IMDB

James Powell, a college senior, falls for Bess Gunther, a sophomore. However, the attractive Bess is deeply in love with F. Scott Fitzgerald, or "Scotty", as she likes to call him. The obsession leads Bess down a road James prefers not to follow. Years later, he wonders whether she's the one that got away.

Starring: Alexa Davalos, Sasha Andreev, Charlie Hofheimer ..
Directed by: Charles Lyons
Release date: 2002-09-09
Best History Movies of 2002 : Muhammad: The Last Prophet

Muhammad: The Last Prophet

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

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

8.5/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Popcorn Sutton, J.B. Rader, Bill Milsaps, Abigail Moore, Cookie Woods, Gene Morefield, Floyd Sutton ..
Directed by: Neal Hutcheson
Release date: 2002-11-01
Best History Movies of 2002 : Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

6.6/10 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
Best History Movies of 2002 : The Abduction Club

The Abduction Club

6.6/10 IMDB

A group of Irish noblemen kidnap girls in order to marry into their fortune and avoid becoming priests or soldiers.

Starring: Sophia Myles, Matthew Rhys, Daniel Lapaine, Alice Evans, Liam Cunningham, Edward Woodward, Patrick Malahide, Tom Murphy, Ben Palmer ..
Directed by: Stefan Schwartz
Release date: 2002-07-19

Evolution Of Rallying

7.5/10 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

The Surprising History of Sex and Love

7.0/10 IMDB

The Surprising History of Sex and Love is a documentary presented by Terry Jones, looking at the different and surprising attitudes to sex and love throughout history. The documentary traces the story of changing social and religious attitudes to sex through a broad swathe of history. Starting with the place of ’sacred sex’ in the ancient world and ending with a discussion of the contemporary relationship between sex, marketing and prurience, the film offers some kind of map of how we got from there to here, and indicates that changes in sexual attitudes are connected with issues of power and control.

Starring: Terry Jones, dr. Joann Fletcher, prof. Bill Dever, dr. Diana Edelman, Rick Jones, dr. Susan Deacy ..
Directed by: Phil Grabsky, Alan Ereira
Release date: 2002-11-10
Best History Movies of 2002 : Manchester United: The Official History 1878-2002

Manchester United: The Official History 1878-2002

8.3/10 IMDB

Manchester United Football Club started life as Newton Heath, a team founded by workers from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 1878. Recounting the history of Manchester United. Honors soon followed and the first of seven First Division titles was won in 1908. With an FA Cup win the following year, and another league title two years later, Manchester United were firmly establishing themselves as a force in English football. The era of great success and tragedy under the inspirational management of Sir Matt Busby and the Busby Babes. Charlton, Best and Law won the European Cup. Sir Alex Ferguson built the team of the nineties that have gone on to win seven premiership titles over the last ten years. Built around home-grown talent and inspirational signings (such as Eric Cantona), United moved into an era of unrivalled success which culminated in the remarkable treble of 1999. Further championships followed in both 2000 and 2001.

Starring: Alex Ferguson, Arthur Albiston, Matt Busby, Viv Anderson, Ron Atkinson, Dennis Bergkamp, George Best, Eric Cantona, Andy Cole, Rio Ferdinand ..
Release date: 2002-10-21
Best History Movies of 2002 : The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees

The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees

6.6/10 IMDB

A documentary charting the rise and fall (and inevitable undead rise) of fictional killer Jason Vorhees from the Friday the 13th series, which takes in the "video nasty" phenomenon in general.

Starring: Michael Berryman, John Bloom, Mark Borchardt, Noel Cunningham, Sean S. Cunningham, David Del Valle, Todd Farmer, Kane Hodder, James Isaac, Adam Marcus ..
Directed by: Jeffrey Schwarz
Release date: 2002-07-23

The Rosa Parks Story

7.2/10 IMDB

A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

Starring: Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter, Cicely Tyson, Afemo Omilami, Charles Black, Sonny Shroyer, Mike Pniewski, Dexter King ..
Directed by: Julie Dash
Release date: 2002-02-24
Best History Movies of 2002 : Regulus: The First Nuclear Missile Submarines

Regulus: The First Nuclear Missile Submarines

7.7/10 IMDB

A documentary history of the development and deployment of the Cold War's ultimate weapon: the nuclear missile submarine. Features interviews with Navy veterans and footage never-before-seen by the public.

Starring: Roy Scheider ..
Directed by: Nick Spark
Release date: 2002-04-21
Best History Movies of 2002 : El tigre de Santa Julia

El tigre de Santa Julia

5.9/10 IMDB

An army deserter turned bandit robs from thieves to give the money to the poor. He was famous for being caught by the police "with his pants down"

Starring: Irán Castillo, Miguel Rodarte, Isaura Espinoza, Cristina Michaus, Ivonne Montero, Fernando Luján, Anilú Pardo, Adalberto Parra, Juan Ángel Esparza, Roberto 'El Flaco' Guzmán ..
Directed by: Alejandro Gamboa
Release date: 2002-09-27
Best History Movies of 2002 : Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West

Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West

7.2/10 IMDB

National Geographic’s New Large-Format Film With stunning aerial cinematography and meticulous recreations, Lewis & Clark dramatizes the legendary early 19th-century expedition that crossed the uncharted North American West. Relive one of the greatest tales of adventure and exploration in history, as National Geographic brings to life the epic journey of Lewis, Clark, their guide Sacagawea and the brave Corps of Discovery across the land that would become the United States. Now, two hundred years after the launch of this ambitious expedition, experience first-hand the danger and breathtaking beauty of the unknown West as it unfolded before the eyes of Lewis & Clark.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Kelly Boulware, Sonny Surowiec, Alex Rice ..
Directed by: Bruce Neibaur
Release date: 2002-04-20
Best History Movies of 2002 : Price for Peace

Price for Peace

7.5/10 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

The White Darkness

6.6/10 IMDB

A documentary about voodoo in modern-day Haiti.

Directed by: Richard Stanley
Release date: 2002-09-07
Best History Movies of 2002 : Bertie and Elizabeth

Bertie and Elizabeth

7.1/10 IMDB

The duke of York, nicknamed Bertie, was born as royal 'spare heir', younger brother to the prince of Wales, and thus expected to spend a relatively private life with his Scottish wife Elisabeth Bowes-Lyon and their daughters, in the shadow of their reigning father, George V, and next that of his elder brother who succeeded to the British throne as Edward VIII. However Edward decides to put his love for a divorced American, Wallis Simpson, above dynastic duty, and ends up abdicating the throne, which now falls to Bertie, who reigns as George VI.

Starring: James Wilby, Alan Bates, Juliet Aubrey, Eileen Atkins, Dolly Wells, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Charles Edwards, Oliver Ford Davies, Deborah Cornelius, Michael Elwyn ..
Directed by: Giles Foster
Release date: 2002-07-07
Best History Movies of 2002 : Salem Witch Trials

Salem Witch Trials

6.0/10 IMDB

Salem, Massachusetts. A small town—with no clear governing body—became embroiled in a scandal that forever stands as one of the darkest chapters in American history. For those accused of witchcraft by their neighbors and friends, there was little chance of clearing their names; the mass paranoia that ravaged through the community took the lives of 19 innocent men and women.

Starring: Kirstie Alley, Henry Czerny, Gloria Reuben, Jay O. Sanders, Kristin Booth, Katie Boland, Alan Bates, Rebecca De Mornay, Peter Ustinov, Shirley MacLaine ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 2002-12-24

One of the Hollywood Ten

6.2/10 IMDB

Herbert Biberman struggles as a Hollywood writer and director blacklisted as one of The Hollywood Ten in the 1950s.

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Greta Scacchi, Geraint Wyn Davies, Ángela Molina, Christopher Fulford, Antonio Valero, John Sessions, Daisy White, Sean Chapman, Peter Bowles ..
Directed by: Karl Francis
Release date: 2002-06-07
Best History Movies of 2002 : RFK


6.3/10 IMDB

Following the death of his brother John, Robert Kennedy is forced to rise to the challenge of leading his country and carrying on his brother's vision of what America could be.

Starring: Linus Roache, James Cromwell, David Paymer, Martin Donovan, Ving Rhames ..
Directed by: Robert Dornhelm
Release date: 2002-01-01
Best History Movies of 2002 : Columbine: Understanding Why

Columbine: Understanding Why

5.7/10 IMDB

Why did Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murder a dozen students and one teacher—and then kill themselves—at Columbine High School? In this A&E Special, the renowned Threat Assessment Group comes to Littleton, Colorado, to perform a psychiatric autopsy to better understand why Harris and Klebold killed. Armed with that information, TAG hopes to educate parents, teachers, and students on how to see the warning signs of impending violence and intervene appropriately to stop such tragedies before they take place somewhere else.

Release date: 2002-01-01

Texas '46

6.0/10 IMDB

Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander of the camp. Things take a turn for the worse when Manin is brought back from his most recent escape by a patrol force, only to realize that the camp has been evacuated while he was gone. Gartner is forced to keep Manin at the camp until another patrol force can come pick him up. However, no one ever comes. The phone lines get cut, and the two men realize they are completely isolated from the outside world. It is up to each man now to escape the camp.An untold and rarely known fact of US held Italian POW"S

Starring: Roy Scheider, Luca Zingaretti, Robert Farrior, Vincent Riotta, Sue Cremin, Charles Fathy, Vincent Ricotta, Mario Opinato ..
Directed by: Giorgio Serafini
Release date: 2002-01-11
Best History Movies of 2002 : American Experience: Ulysses S. Grant

American Experience: Ulysses S. Grant

8.2/10 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

The Long Gray Line: The Spirit of West Point

8.1/10 IMDB

In honor of the Academy's 200th anniversary, A & E spent a year following current cadets through the rigorous curriculum. Included is footage and interviews about the history of the institution and the demands made on the cadets.

Release date: 2002-01-01

Antarctica: A Frozen History

7.7/10 IMDB

Antarctica: A Frozen History takes a look at the history and stories of the human explorations in the Antarctic. Although quite slow paced and relatively old, the documentary film successfully incorporates reconstructed film material and original Antarctic expedition footage to fully illustrate the hardships of the heroic and extreme arctic explorations. Human endurance is tested to the maximum, as the documentary takes a look back at those who have tried, failed and conquered this most unforgiving landscape. Some of these stories entail Robert Falcon Scott, a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery expedition of 1901–1904 and the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition of 1910–1913. Scott reached the South Pole in January 1912 only to find he had been beaten to the spot by 33 days. His entire party died on the return journey; eight months later, a search party discovered some of their bodies, diaries and photographs.

Starring: Edward Herrmann ..
Directed by: Sean Dash
Release date: 2002-04-15
Best History Movies of 2002 : American Experience: Ulysses S. Grant (Part 2)

American Experience: Ulysses S. Grant (Part 2)

8.0/10 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

The Christmas Truce

7.5/10 IMDB

World War I began in August 1914, and by December all thoughts of quick victory had faded. Fighting was most fierce in a thin strip of land called the Western Front. A system of trenches separated Allies from Germans, with the area in between known as No Man's Land. On Christmas Eve, an astonishing event began--up and down the Western Front, Allied and German soldiers met peacefully in No Man's Land. Actor Ioan Gruffud narrates a feature-length look at the fabled Christmas truce, filled with eyewitness accounts.

Release date: 2002-12-01
Best History Movies of 2002 : Manassas: End of Innocence

Manassas: End of Innocence

7.4/10 IMDB

As the first major land battle of the American Civil War, the First Battle of Manassas, fought on July 21, 1861, shocked a nation expecting a short and easy conflict. Thirteen months later, Northern and Southern armies clashed again in the Second Battle of Manassas, a far larger battle that signaled the ascendancy of Confederate military prowess under the leadership of Robert E. Lee. With its narrative sweep and stunning imagery, Manassas: End of Innocence offers audiences a glimpse into the lives of soldiers and civilians enmeshed in the turmoil of war. Shot on location in Manassas National Battlefield Park and within the surrounding community, the film showcases such landmark features of the battlefield landscape as the Stone House and the Stone Bridge over Bull Run and recreates key scenes from both battles.

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss ..
Directed by: Ben Burtt
Release date: 2002-02-19

Adolf & Eva

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 : Titanic: 90 Years Below

Titanic: 90 Years Below

7.1/10 IMDB

Deep on the ocean's floor, one landmark continues to fascinate above all the rest, It's tragic tale has been told many times. But there is another story... an ongoing technological drama... a high-tech adventure to discover and explore the mysteries of th RMS Titanic. This is that story... a quest marked by failure, success, classified operations, and moral uncertainty. 90 years after the loss of over 1500 souls, the story continues to this day.

Starring: Robert D. Ballard ..
Release date: 2002-07-19
Best History Movies of 2002 : American Experience: Zoot Suit Riots

American Experience: Zoot Suit Riots

7.0/10 IMDB

On August 1, 1942, a 22-year-old Mexican American man was stabbed to death at a party. To white Los Angelenos, the murder was just more proof that Mexican American crime was spiraling out of control. The police fanned out across LA, netting 600 young Mexican American suspects. Almost all those taken into custody were wearing the distinctive uniform of their generation: Zoot Suits. The tragic murder and the injustice of the trial that followed, coupled with sensational news coverage of both, fanned the flames of the racial hostility that was already running rife in the city. Within months of the verdict, Los Angeles was in the grip of some of the worst violence in its history.

Starring: Hector Elizondo ..
Directed by: Joseph Tovares
Release date: 2002-03-01
Best History Movies of 2002 : Joe


7.0/10 IMDB

This animated short tells the story of Seraphim "Joe" Fortes, one of Vancouver's most beloved citizens. Born in the West Indies, Joe Fortes swam in English Bay for over than 30 years. A self-appointed lifeguard at first, he became so famous that the city of Vancouver finally rewarded him with a salary for doing what he loved best.

Starring: Blu Mankuma, Richard de Klerk, Maria Fierro, Shirley Milliner, Janyse Jaud, Colin Murdock, Michael Dobson, Laara Sadiq, Terry Klassen, Katya Virshilas ..
Directed by: Jill Haras
Release date: 2002-01-01

True Whispers

7.5/10 IMDB

Exploring the personal and heartfelt story of the Navajo code talkers, this documentary tells the stories of the young Navajo men recruited from harsh government boarding schools into the Marines during World War II. From 1942-1945, the code talkers devised an unbreakable code in their native language and transmitted vital messages in the midst of combat against the Japanese.

Directed by: Valerie Red-Horse
Release date: 2002-11-18

The Stork Derby

6.6/10 IMDB

The woman who birthed the most children in the City of Toronto within a certain time period would inherit a fortune in the midst of the Great Depression

Starring: Megan Follows, Pascale Montpetit, Terry Simpson, Ellen David, Giuseppe Tancredi, Kyra Azzopardi, Joshua Archambault, Janine Theriault, Edward Yankie, R. H. Thomson ..
Directed by: Mario Philip Azzopardi
Release date: 2002-01-08
Best History Movies of 2002 : Lapu-Lapu


6.2/10 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 : The Wars of the Roses: A Bloody Crown

The Wars of the Roses: A Bloody Crown

0.0/10 IMDB

Using historically-accurate, battle-filled re-enactments and interviews with expert historians and noted authors, this two-part documentary series brings to vivid life the captivating true stories behind Britain's bloody civil wars.

Starring: Mike Cooper ..
Directed by: James Fowler
Release date: 2002-01-01

Gettysburg Battlefield Tour

0.0/10 IMDB

Explains the importance of the battle of Gettysburg and concludes with Lincoln's Gettysburg address.

Release date: 2002-01-01
Best History Movies of 2002 : Block Party

Block Party

0.0/10 IMDB

The image shows two faces of the story of hip-hop music, which submerged in the seventies in the New York outskirts of The Bronx. Two vinyl records are turning on a turntable. On the one hand the soundtrack is heard of three decades ago, on the other the voices of musicians today. The turntable is mounted at the foot of a block in the Bronx. It is the end of a Block Party, a ghetto party centring on hip-hop. In the same image those artists are brought together who stood at the cradle of this musical genre.

Directed by: Pierre Huyghe
Release date: 2002-05-12
Best History Movies of 2002 : Albert Ball: Missing Ace

Albert Ball: Missing Ace

0.0/10 IMDB

British Ace and hero Albert Ball was perhaps the Allies' best known flyer of the Great War. Originally an infantryman, Ball was one of the first members of the Royal Flying Corps but, on 7th May 1917, he would depart for his last fight. While engaged in a ferocious dog fight with the Germans over northern France he was seen heading into heavy cloud cover with his machine guns blazing. That was the last time anyone ever saw him alive. Official German records claim that Lothar Von Richtoffen, brother of the Red Baron, shot Ball down but this was never officially confirmed and remains a mystery of the war.

Directed by: Nicholas Wright
Release date: 2002-04-16

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