Best History Movies of 2011

1.

The Iron Lady

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Anthony Stewart Head, Harry Lloyd, Jim Broadbent, Susan Brown, Alice da Cunha, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Iain Glen, Alexandra Roach, Victoria Bewick ..
Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
Release date: 2011-12-30
2.

J. Edgar

5.2
6.5/10 IMDB

As the face of law enforcement in the United States for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career, and his life.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Josh Hamilton, Geoff Pierson, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Gunner Wright, Kaitlyn Dever, Adam Driver, Ed Westwick ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2011-11-09
3.

Anonymous

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.

Starring: Jamie Campbell Bower, Rhys Ifans, David Thewlis, Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg, Xavier Samuel, Sam Reid ..
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 2011-10-21
4.

The Awakening

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Lucy Cohu, Cal Macaninch, John Shrapnel, Diana Kent, Richard Durden, Alfie Field ..
Directed by: Nick Murphy
Release date: 2011-08-17
5.

United

4.5
7.4/10 IMDB

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and their families to tell the inspirational story of a team and community overcoming terrible tragedy.

Starring: David Tennant, Jack O'Connell, Sam Claflin, Dougray Scott, Dean Andrews, Kate Ashfield, David Calder, Neil Dudgeon, Melanie Hill, Philip Hill-Pearson ..
Directed by: James Strong
Release date: 2011-01-02
Best History Movies of 2011 : Mama Goema: The Cape Town Beat in Five Movements
6.

Mama Goema: The Cape Town Beat in Five Movements

3.9
8.6/10 IMDB

If you take a pinch of Khoi-San lament, a dash of Malay spice, a bold measure of European orchestral, a splash of Xhosa spiritual, a clash of marching bands, a riff of rock, the pizzazz of the Klopse, some driving primal beat, and a lot of humour and musical virtuosity, what do you get? Goema Goema Goema! Weaving together the ancient, the traditional, and the classical into the contemporary universal sound of Cape Town, Mac MacKenzie, musical mastermind and founder of The Genuines and The Goema Captains of Cape Town, puts together the final touches to the culmination of his life’s work: Goema in Five Movements. Musicians and musical commentators Hilton Schilder, Neo Muyanga, Iain Harris and Graham Arendse, and new kids on the block, Kyle Shepherd and Shane Cooper, add a contemporary context to Goema, while the orchestra rehearses for its premiere performance at the SABC studios.

Directed by: Angela Ramirez, Sara CF de Gouveia
Release date: 2011-06-11
7.

American Grindhouse

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

This documentary explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shocking origins of this popular entertainment.

Starring: Robert Forster, Allison Anders, John Landis, Kim Morgan, Fred Olen Ray, Joe Dante, Herschell Gordon Lewis, William Lustig, Lewis Teague, David Hess ..
Directed by: Elijah Drenner
Release date: 2011-02-04
8.

The Secret History of Eurovision

3.5
7.3/10 IMDB

A television documentary charting the history of the Eurovision Song Contest and its impact on European political and social structure.

Directed by: Stephen Oliver
Release date: 2011-04-30
9.

Alone in the Wilderness Part II

3.5
8.6/10 IMDB

Dick Proenneke's simple, yet profound account of his 30 year adventure in the remote Alaska wilderness continues in this sequel to "Alone in the Wilderness". Watch through his eyes as he continues to document with his 16mm wind-up Bolex camera, capturing his own amazing craftsmanship, the stunning Alaskan wildlife and scenery and even a visit from his brother Ray (Jake). His epic journey takes you on a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of today's fast-paced society, and is a true breath of fresh air.

Starring: Dick Proenneke, Bob Swerer Sr. ..
Directed by: Dick Proenneke, Bob Swerer Sr., Bob Swerer Jr.
Release date: 2011-12-02
Best History Movies of 2011 : WWE: The True Story of WrestleMania
10.

WWE: The True Story of WrestleMania

3.4
7.5/10 IMDB

It is the most anticipated yearly event in Sports Entertainment, an annual pop culture touch point. For more than 25 years, WrestleMania has hosted the biggest matches, the biggest stars, and the biggest celebrities. Now for the first time ever, the story of WrestleMania is told from its early beginnings through the week-long spectacular it has become, routinely drawing fans from all 50 states and around the world. This documentary feature includes new and insightful interviews from the superstars and creative forces behind the event.

Starring: Vince McMahon, John Cena, Paul Michael Lévesque, Randy Orton, Richard Henry Blood Sr., Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, Hulk Hogan, Dwayne Johnson, Carlos Colón Jr., Elijah Burke ..
Directed by: Kevin Dunn, Vince McMahon
Release date: 2011-03-13

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