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
Best History Movies of 2010 : The Pillars of the Earth
2.

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
3.

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
4.

Ben Hur

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

About the struggle between the Roman Empire and its rebellious conquest Judaea, and two best friends caught in a terrible moment in history.

Release date: 2010-05-01
Best History Movies of 2010 : Mental: A History of the Madhouse
5.

Mental: A History of the Madhouse

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Documentary which tells the fascinating and poignant story of the closure of Britain's mental asylums. In the post-war period, 150,000 people were hidden away in 120 of these vast Victorian institutions all across the country. Today, most mental patients, or service users as they are now called, live out in the community and the asylums have all but disappeared. Through powerful testimonies from patients, nurses and doctors, the film explores this seismic revolution and what it tells us about society's changing attitudes to mental illness over the last sixty years.

Starring: Tamsin Greig ..
Directed by: Chris Boulding
Release date: 2010-05-25
Best History Movies of 2010 : The Battle of Britain
6.

The Battle of Britain

3.0
8.0/10 IMDB

Seventy years on, brothers Colin and Ewan McGregor take viewers through the key moments of the Battle of Britain, when 'the few' of the RAF faced the might of the Nazi Luftwaffe. As they fly historic planes, meet the veterans, explore the tactics and technology, Colin and Ewan discover the importance of the Battle and the surviving legacy of the 1940's campaign for the modern RAF.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Colin McGregor, Cliff Spink, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring ..
Directed by: Ashley Gething
Release date: 2010-09-19
Best History Movies of 2010 : American Coup
7.

American Coup

2.9
7.6/10 IMDB

AMERICAN COUP tells the story of the first coup ever carried out by the CIA - Iran, 1953. Explores the blowback from this seminal event, as well as the coup's lingering effects on the present US-Iranian relationship. Includes a segment on the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis and its relation to the 1953 coup. Concludes with a section on the recent Iranian presidential election. Contains interviews with noted Middle East experts and historians and prominent public figures such as Stephen Kinzer (author, All The Shah's Men), Prof. Ervand Abrahamian, Trita Parsi, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Ted Koppel and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. With Iranian cinematography by James Longley.

Starring: Ervand Abrahamian, Ehsan Yarshater ..
Directed by: Joe Ayella
Release date: 2010-11-09
Best History Movies of 2010 : Hawke
8.

Hawke

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

The story of Bob Hawke - Australia's most loved Prime Minister as he faces his greatest challenge: a battle within his own party. As he fights for his life, we discover his incredible transformation from a hard-drinking womanising trade union leader into a visionary world leader. For a man who once sacrificed his family to his job, he must now rely solely on his friendships and allegiances to defeat his challenger and remain in power.

Starring: Richard Roxburgh, Rachael Blake, Felix Williamson, Sacha Horler, Asher Keddie ..
Directed by: Emma Freeman
Release date: 2010-07-18
9.

Guru: Bhagwan, His Secretary & His Bodyguard

2.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The wild Seventies. A quest for higher consciousness, spirituality and sexual freedom. In England, young Hugh Milne hears the voice of spiritual teacher Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh on an audiotape and travels to India in search of his own self. Sheela Patel, a young Indian woman, is brought to the charismatic guru by her father. At 21, she knows: all she wants is to be with this man. In his Ashram in Poona, Bhagwan urges his disciples to meditate and practise tantric sex in order to reach a higher plane of consciousness. Hugh watches the guru's ascent as his bodyguard. Sheela becomes his secretary and the powerful boss of Bhagwan's model community born in the mountains of Oregon...

Directed by: Sabine Gisiger, Beat Häner
Release date: 2010-05-01
Best History Movies of 2010 : A Good Day to Die
10.

A Good Day to Die

1.8
8.0/10 IMDB

Interviews and archival footage profile the life of Dennis Banks, American Indian Movement leader who looks back at his early life and the rise of the Movement.

Starring: Dennis Banks ..
Directed by: Lynn Salt, David Mueller
Release date: 2010-11-12

Also check Best history movies of 2009.

Check out our top containing the Best History Movies of 2010 - PickTheMovie.com. This top was obtained with our unique algorithm ordered by our unique ranking system.

tmdb