Best History Movies of 2012

1.

Les Misérables

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Daniel Huttlestone ..
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Release date: 2012-12-18
2.

Lincoln

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, Lee Pace, Jackie Earle Haley, Jared Harris ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2012-11-09
3.

Zero Dark Thirty

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Edgar Ramírez, Mark Duplass, Scott Adkins, Jennifer Ehle ..
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Release date: 2012-12-19
4.

Game Change

5.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, becomes a drain upon McCain and his strategists. Directed by Jay Roach, who previously directed the HBO film Recount and the Austin Powers movies, Game Change premiered on HBO on March 10th, 2012.

Starring: Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris, Peter MacNicol, Jamey Sheridan, Sarah Paulson, Ron Livingston, Brian d'Arcy James, David Barry Gray, Brenna McDonough ..
Directed by: Jay Roach
Release date: 2012-03-09
5.

Kon-Tiki

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Starring: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Tobias Santelmann, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson, Jakob Oftebro, Agnes Kittelsen, Manuel Cauchi, Richard Trinder, Søren Pilmark ..
Directed by: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Release date: 2012-08-24
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6.

Emperor

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Starring: Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune, Masayoshi Haneda, Kaori Momoi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Colin Moy, Masat? Ibu, Isao Natsuyagi, Takatarô Kataoka ..
Directed by: Peter Webber
Release date: 2012-09-14
7.

Red Tails

4.5
5.9/10 IMDB

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

Starring: Bryan Cranston, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Daniela Ruah, Terrence Howard, Andre Royo, Robert Kazinsky, Lee Tergesen, Matthew Leitch, Michael B. Jordan ..
Directed by: Anthony Hemingway
Release date: 2012-01-19
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8.

Hyde Park on Hudson

4.1
5.8/10 IMDB

The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

Starring: Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Laura Linney, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Marvel, Samuel West, Elizabeth Wilson, Martin McDougall, Andrew Havill, Eleanor Bron ..
Directed by: Roger Michell
Release date: 2012-12-07
Best History Movies of 2012 : Henry IV Part 1: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
9.

Henry IV Part 1: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

3.8
8.0/10 IMDB

Prince Hal, son of King Henry IV, seems to be squandering his life away with the fat knight Sir John Falstaff and the whores, boozers and petty rogues of Eastcheap. But beside these scenes of glorious misrule gathers a nationwide rebellion led by the Duke of Northumberland and his charismatic son, Hotspur. The first installment of Shakespeare's gripping account of the rise of Hal from idle barfly to monarch-in-waiting combines compelling power politics with the hilarious antics of Falstaff, Shakespeare's greatest comic creation.

Starring: Roger Allam, Jason Baughan, Jason Baughan, Daon Broni, Phil Cheadle, Oliver Coopersmith, Sam Crane, William Gaunt, Sean Kearns, James Lailey ..
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole
Release date: 2012-05-27
Best History Movies of 2012 : Birdsong
10.

Birdsong

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.

Release date: 2012-04-24

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