Best History Movies of 2013

1.

12 Years a Slave

6.6
8.1/10 IMDB

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Adepero Oduye, Scoot McNairy, Paul Giamatti, Brad Pitt ..
Directed by: Steve McQueen
Release date: 2013-10-18
2.

Dallas Buyers Club

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Michael O'Neill, Griffin Dunne, Kevin Rankin, Bradford Cox ..
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Release date: 2013-11-17
3.

Saving Mr. Banks

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

Starring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, B. J. Novak, Kathy Baker ..
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Release date: 2013-11-16
4.

The Physician

5.3
7.2/10 IMDB

England, 1021. Rob Cole, a boy born in a miserable mining town, swears to become a physician and vanquish disease and death. His harsh path of many years, a quest for knowledge besieged by countless challenges and sacrifices, leads him to the remote Isfahan, in Persia, where he meets Ibn Sina, the greatest healer of his time.

Starring: Tom Payne, Ben Kingsley, Stellan Skarsgård, Olivier Martinez, Emma Rigby, Elyas M’Barek, Michael Jibson, Fahri Yard?m, Makram J. Khoury, Stanley Townsend ..
Directed by: Philipp Stölzl
Release date: 2013-12-25
5.

The Railway Man

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.

Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Michael MacKenzie, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Daunton, Tanroh Ishida, Tom Stokes, Bryan Probets, Tom Hobbs ..
Directed by: Jonathan Teplitzky
Release date: 2013-12-02
6.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Fana Mokoena, Robert Hobbs, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Terry Pheto, Deon Lotz ..
Directed by: Justin Chadwick
Release date: 2013-12-06
7.

Jobs

4.9
5.9/10 IMDB

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Amanda Crew, James Woods, Josh Gad, Matthew Modine, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, Ron Eldard, Elden Henson ..
Directed by: Joshua Michael Stern
Release date: 2013-08-16
8.

Parkland

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions after an event that would change their lives and forever alter the world’s landscape.

Starring: Zac Efron, Billy Bob Thornton, Ron Livingston, Tom Welling, Paul Giamatti, Colin Hanks, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Jackie Earle Haley, James Badge Dale ..
Directed by: Peter Landesman
Release date: 2013-10-02
9.

A Field in England

4.1
6.3/10 IMDB

During the Civil War in 17th-Century England, a small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by an alchemist, who forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.

Starring: Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover, Ryan Pope, Reece Shearsmith, Michael Smiley, Sara Dee ..
Directed by: Ben Wheatley
Release date: 2013-07-05
10.

Muscle Shoals

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

In a tiny Alabama town with the curious name of Muscle Shoals, something miraculous sprang from the mud of the Tennessee River. A group of unassuming, yet incredibly talented, locals came together and spawned some of the greatest music of all time: “Mustang Sally,” “I Never Loved a Man,” “Wild Horses,” and many more. During the most incendiary periods of racial hostility, white folks and black folks came together to create music that would last for generations and gave birth to the incomparable “Muscle Shoals sound.”

Starring: Gregg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Jimmy Cliff, Aretha Franklin, Jesse Boyce, Donna Godchaux, Edward King ..
Directed by: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier
Release date: 2013-08-16

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