Best History Movies of 2006

1.

Flags of Our Fathers

5.8
7.0/10 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
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.

United 93

5.3
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
4.

Glory Road

5.3
7.2/10 IMDB

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Starring: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Jon Voight, Austin Nichols, Evan Jones, Mehcad Brooks, Damaine Radcliff, Alphonso McAuley, Emily Deschanel, Red West ..
Directed by: James Gartner
Release date: 2006-01-13
5.

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
6.

World Trade Center

5.0
5.9/10 IMDB

After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, 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
7.

Alpha Dog

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the Mazursky family, as Johnny and his 'gang' kidnap Jake's 15 year old brother and holds him hostage. Problem now is what to do with 'stolen boy?'

Starring: Bruce Willis, Matthew Barry, Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Fernando Vargas, Vincent Kartheiser, Shawn Hatosy, Alex Solowitz, Alec Vigil, Harry Dean Stanton ..
Directed by: Nick Cassavetes
Release date: 2006-01-27
8.

The Good Shepherd

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. His dedication to his work does not come without a price though, leading him to sacrifice his ideals and eventually his family.

Starring: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Tammy Blanchard, Robert De Niro, Billy Crudup, Keir Dullea, Michael Gambon, Martina Gedeck, William Hurt ..
Directed by: Robert De Niro
Release date: 2006-12-11
9.

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
10.

Factory Girl

4.5
6.5/10 IMDB

In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a charismatic musician, who pushes her to seek independence from the artist and the milieu.

Starring: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Mena Suvari, Jimmy Fallon, Tara Summers, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jack Huston, Armin Amiri, Shawn Hatosy ..
Directed by: George Hickenlooper
Release date: 2006-12-29

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