Best History Movies of 2008

1.

Generation Kill

5.9
8.5/10 IMDB

Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them

Release date: 2008-07-13
2.

The Duchess

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Aidan McArdle, Simon McBurney, Bruce Mackinnon, Georgia King, Alistair Petrie ..
Directed by: Saul Dibb
Release date: 2008-09-05
3.

Zeitgeist: Addendum

5.6
8.3/10 IMDB

Zeitgeist: Addendum premiered at the 5th Annual Artivist Film Festival. Director Peter Joseph stated: "The failure of our world to resolve the issues of war, poverty, and corruption, rests within a gross ignorance about what guides human behavior to begin with. It address the true source of the instability in our society, while offering the only fundamental, long-term solution."

Directed by: Peter Joseph
Release date: 2008-10-02
4.

Frost/Nixon

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost's team harboured doubts about their boss's ability to hold his own. But as the cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted.

Starring: Michael Sheen, Frank Langella, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Andy Milder, Kate Jennings Grant ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2008-10-15
5.

Hunger

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Helena Bereen, Liam Cunningham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon, Karen Hassan, Frank McCusker, Lalor Roddy ..
Directed by: Steve McQueen
Release date: 2008-05-15
Best History Movies of 2008 : John Adams
6.

John Adams

5.1
8.5/10 IMDB

The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Release date: 2008-03-16
7.

W.

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush’s decision to invade Iraq.

Starring: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Toby Jones, Ellen Burstyn, Ioan Gruffudd, Thandie Newton, Richard Dreyfuss, Scott Glenn, James Cromwell, Jeffrey Wright ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 2008-10-17
Best History Movies of 2008 : A Pearl in the Forest
8.

A Pearl in the Forest

3.3
8.3/10 IMDB

This is a story about a young couple whose newly planned life was destroyed by the impact of the Great Purges of 1934–1938 in Mongolia. The main goal of this movie was to provide a testimony for the many Buryats and Mongolians who were persecuted during the Great Purges initiated by Joseph Stalin. In 1937 and 1938, many people, and even entire families, were killed after being wrongfully accused of conspiracies. The movie was shot on location near the Buryat village of Dadal in the Khentii province of Mongolia. The acting and other participation of many local villagers was a great addition to the authenticity of the film

Directed by: Agvaantseren Enkhtaivan
Release date: 2008-10-23
9.

CIA: Secret Experiments

3.1
7.1/10 IMDB

It's the height of the Cold War and the United States government is desperate to combat the spread of Communism. The CIA launches a highly classified, top secret research program into the covert use of biological and chemical agents. In simulated attacks on enemy populations, entire cities in America are contaminated with bacteria, exposing millions of Americans to germ warfare. But the real focus of the research is on mastering the art of mind control. Psychiatrists at top academic institutions work under secret contract with the agency. Psychiatric patients, prisoners, even unwitting members of the public are exposed to a startling array of experiments designed to facilitate interrogations, induce amnesia and program in new behavior. Every psychological technique is explored, including hypnosis, electroshock therapy and lethal cocktails of drugs. What was the extent of these brainwashing experiments? How did the CIA become involved in such far-reaching and disturbing research?

Release date: 2008-03-11
Best History Movies of 2008 : Hit
10.

Hit

3.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Through the memories and confessions of some of the most important names in Uruguayan music, the film brings back to life the stories of the songs that defined a country and that, in some cases, helped change history.

Directed by: Claudia Abend, Adriana Loeff
Release date: 2008-03-14

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