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.

Kingdom of Heaven

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

Starring: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Marton Csokas, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton, Michael Sheen, Ghassan Massoud, Velibor Topic ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2005-05-03
5.

Good Night, and Good Luck.

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.

Starring: David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels, Alex Borstein, Rose Abdoo, Dianne Reeves, Tate Donovan, Reed Diamond, Matt Ross, Patricia Clarkson, Robert Downey Jr. ..
Directed by: George Clooney
Release date: 2005-09-16
6.

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
7.

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
8.

Why We Fight

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Starring: Ken Adelman, John Ashcroft, Osama Bin Laden, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, Robert Byrd, Frank Capra, Dick Cheney, Joseph Cirincione ..
Directed by: Eugene Jarecki
Release date: 2005-01-01
9.

Sometimes in April

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

Starring: Idris Elba, Carole Karemera, Pamela Nomvete, Oris Erhuero, Fraser James, Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga, Cleophas Kabasita, Noah Emmerich, Debra Winger, Peninah Abatoni ..
Directed by: Raoul Peck
Release date: 2005-02-17
10.

Elizabeth I

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

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

Release date: 2005-09-29

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