Best History Movies of 2009

1.

Public Enemies

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.

Starring: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Emilie de Ravin, Channing Tatum, Leelee Sobieski, Domenick Lombardozzi, Stephen Lang ..
Directed by: Michael Mann
Release date: 2009-07-01
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2.

The Young Victoria

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

As the only legitimate heir of England's King William, teenage Victoria gets caught up in the political machinations of her own family. Victoria's mother wants her to sign a regency order, while her Belgian uncle schemes to arrange a marriage between the future monarch and Prince Albert, the man who will become the love of her life.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter, Jeanette Hain ..
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Release date: 2009-03-04
3.

The Messenger

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of fallen soldiers. The Sergeant is drawn to Olivia Pitterson (Samantha Morton), to whom he has delivered news of her husband’s death.

Starring: Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Eamonn Walker, Samantha Morton, Steve Buscemi, Dale Soules, Stevie Ray Dallimore, Michael Chernus, Marceline Hugot ..
Directed by: Oren Moverman
Release date: 2009-11-13
4.

Notorious

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Follow his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectations - redefining our notion of "The American Dream."

Starring: Jamal Woolard, Derek Luke, Naturi Naughton, Anthony Mackie, Antonique Smith, Angela Bassett, Marc John Jefferies, C.J. Wallace, Dennis L.A. White, Mohamed Dione ..
Directed by: George Tillman, Jr.
Release date: 2009-01-16
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5.

Invictus

4.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern, Julian Lewis Jones, Adjoa Andoh, Marguerite Wheatley, Leleti Khumalo, Patrick Lyster ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2009-12-10
6.

Che: Part Two

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remains a symbol of idealism and heroism that lives in the hearts of people around the world.

Starring: Benicio del Toro, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Franka Potente, Demián Bichir, Óscar Jaenada, Rodrigo Santoro, María D. Sosa, Othello Rensoli, Norman Santiago, Joaquim de Almeida ..
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2009-01-24
7.

Creation

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.

Starring: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Martha West, Jeremy Northam, Toby Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jim Carter, Ian Kelly, Guy Henry, Anabolena Rodriguez ..
Directed by: Jon Amiel
Release date: 2009-09-25
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Best History Movies of 2009 : Taking Chance
8.

Taking Chance

4.6
7.4/10 IMDB

Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort accompanies the body of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps to his hometown in Wyoming.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Tom Aldredge, Nicholas Art, Blanche Baker, Guy Boyd, Gordon Clapp, Emily Wickersham, Mike Colter, Enver Gjokaj, Ann Dowd ..
Directed by: Ross Katz
Release date: 2009-09-21
9.

Grey Gardens

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Based on the life stories of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis raised as Park Avenue débutantes but who withdrew from New York society, taking shelter at their Long Island summer home, "Grey Gardens." As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did their grasp on reality.

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ken Howard, Kenneth Welsh, Arye Gross, Louis Ferreira, Daniel Baldwin, Malcolm Gets, Louis Grise ..
Directed by: Michael Sucsy
Release date: 2009-04-18
10.

John Rabe

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.

Starring: Ulrich Tukur, Dagmar Manzel, Steve Buscemi, Daniel Brühl, Zhang Jingchu, Teruyuki Kagawa, Anne Consigny, Gottfried John, Mathias Herrmann, Tetta Sugimoto ..
Directed by: Florian Gallenberger
Release date: 2009-04-02

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