Best History Movies of 2012



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
Best History Movies of 2012 : Birdsong


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
Best History Movies of 2012 : World Without End

World Without End

7.0/10 IMDB

The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.

Release date: 2012-01-01
Best History Movies of 2012 : Death Camp Treblinka: Survivor Stories

Death Camp Treblinka: Survivor Stories

7.9/10 IMDB

The only two survivors of the Treblinka concentration camp recount the horrors they experienced and tell how their lives were after escaping during a revolt in 1943.

Starring: Richard Lintern, David Cesarani, David Silberklang, Kalman Teigman, Samuel Willenberg, Ada 'Krysia' Willenberg, Orit Willenberg-Giladi ..
Directed by: Dollan Cannell, Spike Geilinger
Release date: 2012-08-15

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?

7.7/10 IMDB

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? reveals how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling of middle-class prosperity through rampant deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs, and tax policies favoring businesses and the wealthy. The collapse of the U.S. economy is the result of conscious choices made over thirty five years by a small group: leaders of corporations and their elected allies, and the biggest lobbying interest in Washington, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. To these individuals, the collapse is not a catastrophe, but rather the planned outcome of their long, patient work. For the rest of the country, it is merely the biggest heist in American history.

Starring: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Rupert Murdoch, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Alan Greenspan ..
Directed by: Frances Causey, Donald Goldmacher
Release date: 2012-03-02
Best History Movies of 2012 : Baby Peggy, the Elephant in the Room

Baby Peggy, the Elephant in the Room

7.6/10 IMDB

Documentary about an extraordinary lady, Diana Serra Cary (born Peggy-Jean Montgomery). In the early 1920s she was one of Hollywood's first major child stars, Baby Peggy.

Starring: Baby Peggy, Paul Petersen ..
Directed by: Vera Iwerebor
Release date: 2012-09-05


7.1/10 IMDB

Mabo tells the story of one of Australia's national heroes - Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at age 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius.

Starring: Jimi Bani, Deborah Mailman, Ewen Leslie, Tom Budge, Rob Carlton, Colin Friels, Miranda Otto, Felix Williamson, Matthew Whittet, Leon Ford ..
Directed by: Rachel Perkins
Release date: 2012-06-10
Best History Movies of 2012 : Siege


6.4/10 IMDB

On the 7th of May 2009, Senior Constables Len Snee, Grant Diver and Bruce Miller arrived at 41 Chaucer Rd in Napier to serve a search warrant on Jan Molenaar for the growing of cannabis. This was just a routine warrant, something they had done countless times. What was meant to be an ordinary procedure turned into three of New Zealand’s darkest days and ended with one police officer dead, two officers critically injured and a member of the public fighting for his life. In some fifty hours Jan Molenaar made a permanent and devastating imprint upon the national psyche of New Zealand as he changed the lives of individuals, families, a police community, and a city. The siege was one of the worst and unexpected cases of violence both Napier and New Zealand had witnessed and it was all the more shocking because of its ordinary suburban backdrop.

Starring: Mark Mitchinson, Darren Young, Jon Cummings, Joel Tobeck, Miriama Smith, Alistair Browning, Toby Leach, Will Hall, Kirk Torrance, Mark Warren ..
Directed by: Mike Smith
Release date: 2012-06-17
Best History Movies of 2012 : Bert & Dickie

Bert & Dickie

6.7/10 IMDB

Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it - not only by pushing physical and emotional limits, but also by overcoming their vast professional and personal differences.

Starring: Matt Smith, Sam Hoare, Geoffrey Palmer, Ron Cook, James Frain, Clive Merrison, Alexandra Moen, Douglas Hodge, Sara Vickers ..
Directed by: David Blair
Release date: 2012-07-25
Best History Movies of 2012 : The Bus

The Bus

8.4/10 IMDB

‘The Bus’ playfully explores how a post-WWII German utility vehicle evolved into a cultural icon that represents freedom and the open road; defining and connecting generations of fun lovers everywhere. Beginning in Germany with the vehicle’s creation, into a wild ride that changes the world forever, ‘The Bus’ is an adventure from beginning to end. From Wolfsburg to Hollywood, Burning Man to Baja, people from all walks of life share their stories and passion in ‘The Bus’.

Directed by: Damon Ristau
Release date: 2012-04-14

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