Best History Movies of 2010

1.

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
2.

The Way Back

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and 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
Best History Movies of 2010 : The Pillars of the Earth
3.

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
4.

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
5.

The Wolfman

4.8
5.8/10 IMDB

Lawrence Talbot, an American man on a visit to Victorian London to make amends with his estranged father, gets bitten by a werewolf and, after a moonlight transformation, leaves him with a savage hunger for flesh.

Starring: Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving, Cristina Contes, David Sterne, Elizabeth Croft, Simon Merrells, Art Malik, Asa Butterfield ..
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Release date: 2010-02-11
Best History Movies of 2010 : Les Misérables in Concert - The 25th Anniversary
6.

Les Misérables in Concert - The 25th Anniversary

4.6
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
7.

Black Death

4.5
6.4/10 IMDB

As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are charged by the church to investigate. Their journey is filled with danger, but it's upon entering the village that their true horror begins.

Starring: Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon, John Lynch, Tim McInnerny, Andy Nyman, Daniel Steiner, David Warner, Tobias Kasimirowicz ..
Directed by: Christopher Smith
Release date: 2010-06-07
8.

Burke & Hare

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Two 19th-century opportunists become serial killers so that they can maintain their profitable business supplying cadavers to an anatomist.

Starring: Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Curry, Christopher Lee, Jessica Hynes, Bill Bailey, Stephen Merchant, Hugh Bonneville ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 2010-10-29
Best History Movies of 2010 : Toast
9.

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
10.

The Seattle Pilots: Short Flight Into History

3.7
8.4/10 IMDB

This film traces the history of major league baseball's one year team, the Seattle Pilots, who after their lone season of 1969 were moved to Milwaukee and became the Brewers.

Starring: Jim Bouton, Greg Goossen, Bob Locker, Bill Schonely, Art Thiel, Mike Fuller, Steve Whitaker, David Eskenazi, Gary Bell, Bill Sears ..
Directed by: Steve Cox, Brad Powers
Release date: 2010-01-01

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