Best History Movies of 2006

1.

Apocalypto

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Raoul Max Trujillo, Gerardo Taracena, Iazua Larios, Antonio Monroy, María Isabel Díaz Lago, Dalia Hernández, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Carlos Emilio Báez ..
Directed by: Mel Gibson
Release date: 2006-12-07
2.

United 93

6.0
7.6/10 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
3.

The Queen

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an overt display of mourning.

Starring: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Helen McCrory, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Sylvia Syms, Paul Barrett, Tim McMullan, Douglas Reith ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 2006-09-15
4.

Flags of Our Fathers

5.8
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
Best History Movies of 2006 : Alpha Dog
5.

Alpha Dog

5.5
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
6.

Marie Antoinette

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A 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
7.

Shooting Dogs

5.4
7.6/10 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
8.

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
9.

We Are Marshall

5.2
7.0/10 IMDB

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, David Strathairn, Ian McShane, Kate Mara, January Jones, Kate Kneeland, Wes Brown, L. Warren Young ..
Directed by: McG
Release date: 2006-12-12
10.

World Trade Center

5.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Two police officers struggle to survive when they become trapped beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

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
11.

Invincible

5.1
7.0/10 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
12.

The Nativity Story

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village, where they find shelter in a quiet manger and Jesus is born.

Starring: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass, Shaun Toub, Ciarán Hinds, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Stanley Townsend, Alexander Siddig, Nadim Sawalha, Ériq Ebouaney ..
Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
Release date: 2006-11-30
13.

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
14.

Flyboys

4.9
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
15.

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

In 1958 New York Diane Arbus is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband, a photographer employed by her wealthy parents. Respectable though her life is, she cannot help but feel uncomfortable in her privileged world. One night, a new neighbor catches Diane's eye, and the enigmatic man inspires her to set forth on the path to discovering her own artistry.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin, Jane Alexander, Emmy Clarke, Genevieve McCarthy, Boris McGiver, Marceline Hugot, Mary Duffy ..
Directed by: Steven Shainberg
Release date: 2006-08-30
16.

Factory Girl

4.5
6.3/10 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
17.

This Filthy World

4.1
7.6/10 IMDB

In this filmed version of cult film director John Waters' popular one-man show, the Pink Flamingos and A Dirty Shame director takes the stage to discuss everything from his early influences, fondest career memories, and notorious struggles against the MPAA rating system. Part endearing memoir and part hilarious lecture, This Filthy World touches on everything from the insanity of contemporary pop culture to the director's unforgettable early collaborations with inimitable Pink Flamingos star Divine.

Starring: John Waters ..
Directed by: Jeff Garlin
Release date: 2006-11-24
18.

Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

3.9
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
19.

Get Thrashed

3.9
7.8/10 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
Best History Movies of 2006 : Enter the Sinister Set of 'Cry Wolf': A Tour with Actor Julian Morris
20.

Enter the Sinister Set of 'Cry Wolf': A Tour with Actor Julian Morris

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

A tour around the set of Cry Wolf.

Starring: Julian Morris, Sandra McCoy, Steven Ritzi, David Halsey, Rhonda Bareford, Bob Foster, Jesse Janzen, Jeff Wadlow, Ashley Cole, Lindy Booth ..
Directed by: Julian Morris
Release date: 2006-05-31
Best History Movies of 2006 : WWE: The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA
21.

WWE: The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA

3.7
7.7/10 IMDB

The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA.

Starring: Michael Hickenbottom, Verne Gagne, Nick Bockwinkel, Larry Hennig, Greg Gagne, Curt Hennig, Scott Hall, Robert Remus, Jim Raschke, Jesse Ventura ..
Directed by: Kevin Dunn
Release date: 2006-01-01
Best History Movies of 2006 : Sharpe's Challenge
22.

Sharpe's Challenge

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends Sharpe to investigate on what turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date. When a beautiful general's daughter is kidnapped by the Indian warlord, the tension mounts, leaving Sharpe no option but to pursue the enemy right into its deadly lair. Deep in the heart of enemy territory he also has to keep at bay the beautiful but scheming Regent, Madhuvanthi, who is out to seduce him. The fate of an Empire and the life of a General's daughter lie in one man's hands...

Starring: Sean Bean, Padma Lakshmi, Daragh O'Malley, Toby Stephens, Lucy Brown, Michael Cochrane, Hugh Fraser, Nicholas Blane, Michael Elwyn, Lex Shrapnel ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 2006-04-23
23.

Battle of Long Tan

3.7
8.1/10 IMDB

In the gathering dusk of 18 August 1966, 108 young, inexperienced Australian and NZ soldiers are separated and surrounded, fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming force of 2,500 battle-hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. And, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, with their ammunition running out and another Vietnamese battalion massing for the final assault, the digger's situation seemed hopeless. Long Tan is the true story of ordinary boys who became extraordinary men.

Starring: Sam Worthington ..
Directed by: Damien Lay
Release date: 2006-08-16
24.

Secret History of Religion: Doomsday - Book of Revelation

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

The theology of the Book of Revelation

Starring: Enn Reitel ..
Directed by: Michael S. Ojeda
Release date: 2006-07-30
Best History Movies of 2006 : Frontline: The Tank Man
25.

Frontline: The Tank Man

3.4
8.0/10 IMDB

On June 5, 1989, one day after Chinese troops expelled thousands of demonstrators from Tiananmen Square in Beijing, a solitary, unarmed protester stood his ground before a column of tanks advancing down the Avenue of Eternal Peace. Captured by Western photographers watching nearby, this extraordinary confrontation became an icon of the fight for freedom around the world. FRONTLINE investigates the mystery of the tank man — his identity, his fate, and his significance for the Chinese leadership.

Directed by: Antony Thomas
Release date: 2006-04-11
Best History Movies of 2006 : Sacco and Vanzetti
26.

Sacco and Vanzetti

3.4
7.0/10 IMDB

SACCO AND VANZETTI is an 80-minute-long documentary that tells the story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial. It is the first major documentary film about this landmark story.

Starring: John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub, Henry Fonda ..
Directed by: Peter Miller
Release date: 2006-04-06
Best History Movies of 2006 : Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower
27.

Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower

3.3
8.1/10 IMDB

So much more than simply the story of the Thanksgiving meal, the epic saga of the Pilgrims is one of the fundamental narratives of our nation. This ambitious documentary presents the definitive history of the Pilgrims and their journey to and colonization of the New World. A marriage of feature-film quality historical reenactments with the latest scholarship and analysis of original source material, this definitive look at the Pilgrims' progress will shed light on the reality of their experience.

Starring: Edward Herrmann ..
Directed by: Lisa Wolfinger
Release date: 2006-11-23
Best History Movies of 2006 : Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare
28.

Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in pursuit of revenge, he will stop at nothing. Hannibal explores the man behind the myth, revealing what drove the 26-year-old to mastermind one of the most audacious military moves in history. With 40,000 soldiers and 37 elephants, he marched 1,500 miles to challenge his enemies on their own soil. It was an act so daring that few people believed it possible.

Starring: Alexander Siddig, Emilio Doorgasingh, Bashar Rahal, Mido Hamada, Shaun Dingwall, Rob Dixon, Tristan Gemmill, Vincent Riotta, Ben Cross, Kenneth Cranham ..
Directed by: Edward Bazalgette
Release date: 2006-05-05
29.

Kokoda

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.

Starring: Jack Finsterer, Travis McMahon, Simon Stone, Luke Ford, Tom Budge, Steve Le Marquand, Angus Sampson, Christopher James Baker, Ewen Leslie, Ben Barrack ..
Directed by: Alister Grierson
Release date: 2006-04-25
Best History Movies of 2006 : El cantante
30.

El cantante

3.2
5.4/10 IMDB

The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.

Starring: Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, John Ortiz, Manny Pérez, Vincent Laresca, Federico Castelluccio, Nelson Vasquez, Antone Pagán, Romi Dias, Andrea Navedo ..
Directed by: Leon Ichaso
Release date: 2006-09-12
31.

The Singing Revolution

3.2
8.4/10 IMDB

Most people don't think about singing when they think about revolutions. But song was the weapon of choice when, between 1986 and 1991, Estonians sought to free themselves from decades of Soviet occupation. During those years, hundreds of thousands gathered in public to sing forbidden patriotic songs and to rally for independence. "The young people, without any political party, and without any politicians, just came together ... not only tens of thousands but hundreds of thousands ... to gather and to sing and to give this nation a new spirit," remarks Mart Laar, a Singing Revolution leader featured in the film and the first post-Soviet Prime Minister of Estonia. "This was the idea of the Singing Revolution." James Tusty and Maureen Castle Tusty's "The Singing Revolution" tells the moving story of how the Estonian people peacefully regained their freedom--and helped topple an empire along the way.

Starring: Linda Hunt, Heiki Ahonen, Mari-Ann Kelam, Tunne Kelam, Mart Laar, Marju Lauristin, Ivo Linna, Tiia-Ester Loitme, Lagle Parek, Arnold Rüütel ..
Directed by: Maureen Castle Tusty, James Tusty
Release date: 2006-12-01
Best History Movies of 2006 : The Egyptian Book of the Dead
32.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Documentary takes a look at the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, a scroll created in 1880 BCE, and lost until 1887.

Starring: Omar Adam, Seth Michaels, Michael Benyaer, Marjan Faritous, Marc Appleby, Stefan Kollmuss, Matt Lasky, Eva-Maria Leonardou, Marian Mann ..
Directed by: Petra Haffter
Release date: 2006-11-04
Best History Movies of 2006 : Baptism of Blood
33.

Baptism of Blood

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

In São Paulo, in the late 1960s, the convent of the Dominican friars became a trench of resistance to the military dictatorship that governs Brazil. Moved by Christian ideals, frets Betto, Oswaldo, Fernando, Ivo and Tito came to support the guerrilla group Ação Libertadora Nacional, commanded by Carlos Marighella.

Starring: Caio Blat, Daniel de Oliveira, Cássio Gabus Mendes, Ângelo Antônio, Léo Quintão, Odilon Esteves, Marku Ribas, Marcélia Cartaxo, Rômulo Braga ..
Directed by: Helvécio Ratton
Release date: 2006-01-01
34.

Nuremberg: Goering's Last Stand

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

The Nuremberg trials, 1946 Goering and the Nazi high command stand trial. Within the prison a dangerous mind game is being conducted by Goering and the prison guards who stand watch over the perpetrators of the Holocaust.

Starring: Hannes Hellmann, Des McAleer, Robert Jezek, Matt Rippy, Florian Hutter, Tim Ahern, Oliver Senton, Jon Rumney ..
Directed by: Peter Nicholson
Release date: 2006-08-24
Best History Movies of 2006 : The Gospel of Judas
35.

The Gospel of Judas

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

It’s a revelation conjuring heated debate: According to a recently translated ancient text called the Gospel of Judas, the disciple infamous for betraying Jesus may well have been Christ’s most faithful servant and—because the Savior asked him to—accepted perpetual disgrace to bring about Jesus' death. Explore the mysticism of early Gnostic thought expressed in words written on a 1,700-year-old leather-bound papyrus. Hear the interpretations of four biblical scholars. Follow this fragile document from its discovery in Egypt to its translation and ultimate presentation to the world. And share your thoughts on the Gospel of Judas.

Starring: Peter Coyote, Peter Coyote, Bahran Aloui, Taoufic Bahri, Omar Bey, Monc Ed Becheikh, Ahmed Hafiene ..
Directed by: James Barrat
Release date: 2006-04-05
Best History Movies of 2006 : Housewife, 49
36.

Housewife, 49

3.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Downtrodden wife and mother Nella's life takes an unexpected turn for the better after she joins the Women's Voluntary Service office in Barrow-in-Furness during the Second World War. However, her new-found happiness is shattered when her son Cliff leaves to join the troops - provoking a painful confrontation with her husband Will.

Starring: Victoria Wood, David Threlfall, Ben Crompton, Christopher Harper, Stephanie Cole, Marcia Warren, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jason Watkins, Daisy Haggard ..
Directed by: Gavin Millar
Release date: 2006-12-10
Best History Movies of 2006 : American Experience: Annie Oakley
37.

American Experience: Annie Oakley

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

This one hour documentary examines the life of the famed Sharp Shooter and Wild West performer, Annie Oakley from her birth in mid nineteenth century rural Pennsylvania to her death in 1926. Many myths are overturned and the program also features a little known trial when Annie Oakley had to sue The Hearst Newspaper chain all throughout the country for libel when they reported the activities of someone who was impersonating the famed sharpshooter and besmirching her reputation.

Starring: Annie Oakley, Laura Linney ..
Release date: 2006-05-08
38.

The Frozen North

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

For more than 30 years a man by the name of Dick Proenneke lived alone in the Alaskan Bush. His only neighbors were the wolves and grizzly bears and his only transportation was his canoe and a good set of legs. Through the years, Dick kept written journals of daily life at Twin Lakes but would also document much of his adventure on film with his 16 mms Bolex camera. The Frozen North is Dick's own filmed account of his life alone in this "One Man's Wilderness", produced from original footage not included in "Alone in the Wilderness" or "Alaska Silence & Solitude".

Starring: Dick Proenneke ..
Directed by: Dick Proenneke, Bob Swerer Jr., Bob Swerer Sr.
Release date: 2006-12-25
39.

King Leopold's Ghost

2.9
7.5/10 IMDB

The modern history of the Congo, the heart of Africa, is a terrifying tale of appalling brutality: how the greedy and incredibly ruthless King Leopold II of Belgium (1935-1909) turned a vast country into his private estate (1885-1908) and how he plundered the land and raped the bodies and souls of its defenceless inhabitants, causing countless victims; and what exactly is the true impact of this often forgotten story of crime and horror today.

Starring: Don Cheadle, Alfre Woodard, James Cromwell, Philippe Bergeron, Frank McCourt, Ciaran Reilly, Adam Hochschild ..
Directed by: Pippa Scott, Oreet Rees
Release date: 2006-05-28
Best History Movies of 2006 : Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front
40.

Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

Starring: Maya Ritter, David Aaron Baker, Tory Green, Sarah Manninen, Genevieve Farrell, Andrew Chalmers, Molly Ringwald ..
Directed by: Joyce Chopra
Release date: 2006-11-26
Best History Movies of 2006 : The Journals of Knud Rasmussen
41.

The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Based on the journal of Knud Rasmussen's "Great Sled Journey" of 1922 across arctic Canada. The film is shot from the perspective of the Inuit, showing their traditional beliefs and lifestyle. It tells the story of the last great Inuit shaman and his beautiful and headstrong daughter; the shaman must decide whether to accept the Christian religion that is converting the Inuit across Greenland.

Starring: Pakak Innuksuk, Leah Angutimarik, Neeve Irngaut, Natar Ungalaaq, Samueli Ammaq, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Catherine Alaralak, Abraham Ulayuruluk, Jens Jørn Spottag, Kim Bodnia ..
Directed by: Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk, Carol Kunnuk
Release date: 2006-03-11
Best History Movies of 2006 : The Trail Of Tears: Cherokee Legacy
42.

The Trail Of Tears: Cherokee Legacy

2.7
8.1/10 IMDB

Explore America’s darkest period: President Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma in 1838. Nearly a quarter of the Cherokee National died during the Trail of Tears, arriving in Indian Territory with few elders and even fewer children.

Starring: Wes Studi, Wilma Mankiller ..
Release date: 2006-02-01
Best History Movies of 2006 : 638 Ways to Kill Castro
43.

638 Ways to Kill Castro

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Dollan Cannell's documentary on the hundreds of alleged plots to assassinate Fidel Castro, and a look at the evolution of Cuban politics. If the title of this extraordinary film sounds ludicrous, don't be fooled. This film looks at the incredible story of the 638 alleged plots by the CIA and Cuban exiles to kill the Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Starring: Fidel Castro, Wayne Smith, Enrique Encinosa, Enrique Ovares, Fabian Escalante, Antonio Veciana, Robert Maheu, E. Howard Hunt, Félix Rodríguez, Ann Louise Bardach ..
Directed by: Dollan Cannell
Release date: 2006-11-28
44.

The Conclave

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

In 1458, five years after the fall of Constantinople to the Turk, eighteen cardinals meet to elect a new pope. Rodrigo Borgia, a 27 year old cardinal learns to play a very dangerous game.

Starring: Brian Blessed, James Faulkner, Rolf Kanies, Manu Fullola, Dominic Boeer, Nora Tschirner ..
Directed by: Christoph Schrewe
Release date: 2006-10-07
Best History Movies of 2006 : Ever Again
45.

Ever Again

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Ever Again examines the sweeping resurgence of antisemitism in 21st century Europe and its connection to global terrorism.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Milo Adoner, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, Hani Al-Sibai, Jean-Francois Bastin, Tony Blair, Pascal Boniface, José Bové, Alexander Brenner, Noam Chomsky ..
Directed by: Richard Trank
Release date: 2006-12-08
Best History Movies of 2006 : The Haunted Airman
46.

The Haunted Airman

2.5
4.4/10 IMDB

An injured RAF pilot, confined to a wheelchair is committed to an eerie hospital where he starts to loose his mind.

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Rachael Stirling, Julian Sands, Scott Handy, Daniel Ainsleigh, Melissa Lloyd, Peggy Popovic, Robert Whitelock, Chris Wilson ..
Directed by: Chris Durlacher
Release date: 2006-10-31
47.

The Last Drop

2.4
4.5/10 IMDB

Different factions in WWII-era Holland race to find a stash of Nazi gold.

Starring: Billy Zane, Neil Newbon, Michael Madsen, Alexander Skarsgård, Neil Jackson, Tommy Flanagan, Nick Moran, Laurence Fox, Rafe Spall, Sean Pertwee ..
Directed by: Colin Teague
Release date: 2006-04-13
Best History Movies of 2006 : The Armenian Genocide
48.

The Armenian Genocide

2.0
4.5/10 IMDB

The Armenian Genocide is a 2006 television documentary is a film exploring the Ottoman Empire killings of more than one million Armenians during World War I. The documentary was broadcast by most 348 PBS affiliate stations on April 17, 2006. Because of the controversial nature of the subject in Turkey, PBS attempted to give both sides a voice and produced a four expert panel discussion to be aired immediately afterwards. However, due to an intense lobbying effort by Armenian groups and some members of Congress, the follow-up panel discussion was cancelled on a third of those stations broadcasting the documentary over concerns of offending human rights groups and the descendants of Armenian Genocide survivors. Produced in conjunction with Oregon Public Broadcasting, it was written and directed by Andrew Goldberg and narrated by Hollywood celebrities Orlando Bloom, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Jared Leto, Julianna Margulies and Natalie Portman.

Starring: Julianna Margulies, Ron Suny, Peter Balakian, Elizabeth Frierson, Vahakn Dadrian, Taner Akçam, Orlando Bloom, Ed Harris, Jared Leto, Laura Linney ..
Directed by: Andrew Goldberg
Release date: 2006-04-17
49.

The Battle of Green Spring

1.9
8.5/10 IMDB

Documents the first re-creation of the Battle of Green Spring and the national effort to save the original battlefield on the banks of the James River. 500 re-enactors took the field at the Williamsburg Winery for a re-enactment of the last great land battle in Virginia fought before the siege at nearby Yorktown ended major combat in the American Revolution.

Release date: 2006-01-01
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Eighty Acres of Hell

1.9
8.3/10 IMDB

Eighty Acres of Hell reveals that the Union was more than capable of matching the Confederates atrocity-for-atrocity. While 12,000 prisoners entered Camp Douglas, only 6,000 left. The rest were victims of calculated cruelty, torture and neglect. Southern soldiers were not the only targets of this treatment--many prominent Chicago citizens were incarcerated under the banner of martial law, unjustly convicted of imagined offenses by ruthless military tribunals. From the establishment of the camp to the terrible toll it ultimately took, Eighty Acres of Hell is a troubling look at a long-ignored chapter of the Civil War.

Release date: 2006-01-01

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