Best History Movies of 2005

1.

Cinderella Man

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill, David Huband, Connor Price, Ariel Waller, Patrick Louis ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2005-06-02
2.

Memoirs of a Geisha

6.2
7.4/10 IMDB

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.

Starring: Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, Youki Kudoh, Tsai Chin, Suzuka Ohgo, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Navia Nguyen, Koji Yakusho, Kaori Momoi ..
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Release date: 2005-12-06
3.

Munich

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.

Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Ayelet Zurer, Geoffrey Rush, Gila Almagor, Mathieu Amalric, Moritz Bleibtreu ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2005-12-23
4.

The Great Raid

5.0
6.7/10 IMDB

As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.

Starring: Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, Connie Nielsen, Marton Csokas, Joseph Fiennes, Mark Consuelos, Max Martini, Logan Marshall-Green, Robert Mammone, Cesar Montano ..
Directed by: John Dahl
Release date: 2005-08-12
5.

The New World

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, August Schellenberg, Wes Studi, David Thewlis, Yorick van Wageningen, Ben Mendelsohn, Noah Taylor ..
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Release date: 2005-12-25
6.

Elizabeth I

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.

Release date: 2005-09-29
Best History Movies of 2005 : The Virgin Queen
7.

The Virgin Queen

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her old age and her last, enigmatic relationship with her young protégé, the Earl of Essex.

Release date: 2005-11-13
8.

National Geographic Explorer: King Tut's Final Secrets

3.2
7.2/10 IMDB

As part of a high-tech forensic probe into the demise of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, scientists use X-rays and CT scans as they attempt to reach a conclusion about just how this famed king died. In addition, they explore the mysterious curse on explorers linked to Tut's tomb excavation.

Starring: Zahi Hawass, Frank J. Rhli, F. DeWolfe Miller, Paul Gostner, Sieglinde Scheuerer, Ashraf Selim, Mervat Shafik, Eduard Egarter Vigl, Elisabeth Daynès, Michael Anderson ..
Directed by: Brando Quilici
Release date: 2005-12-17
9.

The Glass Rabbit

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

The period of late World War II, Toshiko was living in downtown Tokyo with her family. Japan was more towards losing the War at the time and people were suffering with lack of materials. On March 10th 1945, she lost her mother and two younger sisters by the bombing in Tokyo. She picked up "Glass Rabbit", which shape was changed by the fire, out of the wreck one day and she experienced the terror of the War. Moreover when she had to evacuate to the suburbs, her father was killed by US army on the way at the station. Now that she became all alone, she felt so lonely and despaired that she almost found no meaning to be alive. But despite of her loneliness and sorrow, she aroused herself, thinking about all her family who were gone. "I must survive for my family.... Otherwise, who will be visiting their grave." This is the story of one girl, which should not be forgotten.

Starring: Yasuyoshi Hara, Rina Mogami, Tamaki Oka, Keiko Takeshita ..
Directed by: Setsuko Shibuichi
Release date: 2005-05-13
Best History Movies of 2005 : Alt for Norge
10.

Alt for Norge

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

This is a humouristic viewpoint upon Norways history the last 100 years - Since the end of the union with Sweden in 1905. A Guide through Norways history the last 100 years.

Starring: Odd Børretzen ..
Directed by: Rune Denstad Langlo, Sigve Endresen
Release date: 2005-01-28

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