Best History Movies of 2010

1.

The King's Speech

6.6
8.0/10 IMDB

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Michael Gambon, Jennifer Ehle, Derek Jacobi, Freya Wilson, Ramona Marquez ..
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Release date: 2010-09-06
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2.

The Pacific

5.9
8.3/10 IMDB

A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Release date: 2010-03-15
3.

The Way Back

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film details their perilous & uncertain journey to freedom, as they cross deserts, mountains, & several nations.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Dejan Angelov, Drago? Bucur, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Alexandru Potocean, Gustaf Skarsgård, Sebastian Urzendowsky ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 2010-09-03
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Best History Movies of 2010 : The Pillars of the Earth
4.

The Pillars of the Earth

5.0
8.1/10 IMDB

The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.

Release date: 2010-07-23
5.

Made in Dagenham

5.0
7.2/10 IMDB

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Simon Nehan, Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone, Lorraine Stanley, Nicola Duffett, Matthew Aubrey ..
Directed by: Nigel Cole
Release date: 2010-09-11
6.

The Conspirator

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.

Starring: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Kline, Alexis Bledel, Justin Long, Tom Wilkinson, Norman Reedus, Toby Kebbell, Jonathan Groff ..
Directed by: Robert Redford
Release date: 2010-09-10
7.

Carlos

4.8
7.6/10 IMDB

The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.

Starring: Edgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra, Nora von Waldstätten, Talal Jurdi, Ahmad Kaabour, Christoph Bach, Rodney El Haddad, Julia Hummer, Antoine Balabane ..
Directed by: Olivier Assayas
Release date: 2010-05-19
Best History Movies of 2010 : Les Misérables in Concert - The 25th Anniversary
8.

Les Misérables in Concert - The 25th Anniversary

4.4
8.8/10 IMDB

This concert, recorded to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark musical Les Miserables, gathers the casts of the show's 2010 original production at the Queen's Theatre, the 1985 original production by the London company, and the 2010 production at the Barbican together for one performance. Together with talents like Michael Ball, Hadley Fraser, and John Owen-Jones, the performers present the play's musical numbers in a semi-theatrical style, fully costumed and with all the emotion of the musical's heyday.

Starring: Alfie Boe, Norm Lewis, Matt Lucas, Jenny Galloway, Lea Salonga, Samantha Barks, Katie Hall, Ramin Karimloo, Earl Carpenter, Hadley Fraser ..
Directed by: Nick Morris
Release date: 2010-10-03
9.

The Weight of Chains

4.2
8.2/10 IMDB

The Weight of Chains is a Canadian documentary film that takes a critical look at the role that the US, NATO and the EU played in the tragic breakup of a once peaceful and prosperous European state - Yugoslavia. The film, bursting with rare stock footage never before seen by Western audiences, is a creative first-hand look at why the West intervened in the Yugoslav conflict, with an impressive roster of interviews with academics, diplomats, media personalities and ordinary citizens of the former Yugoslav republics. This film also presents positive stories from the Yugoslav wars - people helping each other regardless of their ethnic background, stories of bravery and self-sacrifice.

Starring: Rade Aleksic, James Bissett, Michel Chossudovsky ..
Directed by: Boris Malagurski
Release date: 2010-12-17
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Best History Movies of 2010 : Toast
10.

Toast

4.1
6.6/10 IMDB

An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir, 'Toast' is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. Nigel's mother was always a poor cook, but her chronic asthma and addiction to all things canned does not help.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Ken Stott, Victoria Hamilton, Oscar Kennedy, Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew McNulty, Rob Jarvis, Selina Cadell, Amy Marston, Marion Bailey ..
Directed by: S.J. Clarkson
Release date: 2010-12-30

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