Best History Movies of 2006

1.

United 93

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Starring: J.J. Johnson, Polly Adams, Trish Gates, Nancy McDoniel, Opal Alladin, Gary Commock, Starla Benford, Susan Blommaert, David Alan Basche, Richard Bekins ..
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2006-04-28
2.

Marie Antoinette

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn, Rose Byrne, Asia Argento, Molly Shannon, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Marianne Faithfull ..
Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Release date: 2006-05-24
3.

Flags of Our Fathers

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen - John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon and Pvt. Ira Hayes - who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima from the Japanese.

Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach, Jesse Bradford, John Benjamin Hickey, John Slattery, Barry Pepper, Jamie Bell, Paul Walker, Robert Patrick, Neal McDonough ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2006-10-18
4.

Invincible

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time – no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Conway, Michael Rispoli, Morgan Turner, Dov Davidoff, Kirk Acevedo, Michael Kelly, Sal Darigo ..
Directed by: Ericson Core
Release date: 2006-08-25
5.

Flyboys

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Starring: James Franco, David Ellison, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester, Abdul Salis, Todd Boyce, Karen Ford, Mac McDonald, Scott Hazell, Ruth Bradley ..
Directed by: Tony Bill
Release date: 2006-09-22
6.

Shooting Dogs

4.7
7.7/10 IMDB

Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.

Starring: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz, Nicola Walker, David Gyasi, Steve Toussaint, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Susan Nalwoga, Victor Power, Victor Power ..
Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Release date: 2006-03-08
7.

World Trade Center

4.5
5.9/10 IMDB

On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Jay Hernandez, Danny Nucci, Michael Shannon, Dorothy Lyman, Peter McRobbie, Wass Stevens ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 2006-08-09
Best History Movies of 2006 : The Battle of Chernobyl
8.

The Battle of Chernobyl

4.1
8.3/10 IMDB

On April 26, 1986, a 1,000 feet high flame rises into the sky of the Ukraine. The fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant just exploded. A battle begins in which 500,000 men are engaged throughout the Soviet Union to "liquidate" the radioactivity, build the "sarcophagus" of the damaged reactor and save the world from a second explosion that would have destroyed half of Europe. Become a reference film, this documentary combines testimonials and unseen footage, tells for the first time the Battle of Chernobyl.

Starring: Tim Birkett, Mikhail Gorbachev, Hans Blix, Oleg Mirochnikov ..
Directed by: Thomas Johnson, Tom Jennings
Release date: 2006-05-05
9.

Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.

Starring: Claire Janaro, Deborah Layton, Garrett Lambrev, Hue Fortson Jr., Janet Shular ..
Directed by: Stanley Nelson
Release date: 2006-04-26
10.

Get Thrashed

3.9
7.9/10 IMDB

Get Thrashed traces the rise, fall and impact of thrash metal; from its early years, through its influence on grunge, nu metal and today's heavy metal scene. It is the story of the heaviest, hardest music of the 80s and early 90s as told by the bands who lived it, the fans and bands that grew up on it and by the artists that carry the "thrash metal" flag today.

Starring: Lars Ulrich, Death Angel, Tom Angelripper, Phil Anselmo, Tom Araya, Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, Scott Ian, Dave Mustaine, Kerry King, Gene Hoglan ..
Directed by: Rick Ernst
Release date: 2006-10-03
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