Best History Movies of 2013


Saving Mr. Banks

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

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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


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

A Terrible Beauty

7.7/10 IMDB

A Terrible Beauty is the story of the men and women of the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916, Irish and British, caught up in a conflict many did not understand and of the innocent men and boys, executed because of what transpired in The Battle of Mount Street Bridge. The British soldiers were the last of the Great War volunteers, who joined up together to fight the Germans. They knew that there was a strong chance they would die in France, but to die in Dublin would never have crossed their minds. The Irish Volunteers were weekend warriors many of whom had no idea they were about to take part in large scale battles on the streets of Dublin.

Starring: Hugh O'Conor, Owen McDonnell, Rick Burn, Karen Ardiff, Megan Cassidy, Gina Costigan, Johnny Eveson, Neill Fleming, Seamus Hughes, Duncan Lacroix ..
Directed by: Keith Farrell
Release date: 2013-02-16

Donner Party: The Musical

6.6/10 IMDB

Snowbound and desperate, some of the Donner Party died of starvation. Some of them did not. They all sang.

Starring: Kendra White, Vincent Tomasino, Lizzie Stanton, George Alford, Ed Lowe ..
Directed by: Andrew Migliori
Release date: 2013-08-10
Best History Movies of 2013 : Royal Shakespeare Company - Richard II

Royal Shakespeare Company - Richard II

8.3/10 IMDB

A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.

Starring: David Tennant, Nigel Lindsay, Oliver Ford Davies ..
Directed by: Gregory Doran
Release date: 2013-11-13
Best History Movies of 2013 : Henry Ford

Henry Ford

7.8/10 IMDB

HENRY FORD paints a fascinating portrait of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.

Starring: Oliver Platt, Henry Ford, Steven Watts, Douglas Brinkley ..
Directed by: Sarah Colt
Release date: 2013-01-29

Koan of Spring

6.6/10 IMDB

Vietnam 1791. Old Truong, the Emperor’s Master of Arms, feels the end of his life coming. But he has yet to find a successor. The country has to be prepared for war and the Emperor is furiously impatient. He gives Master Truong two weeks to find the one. Truong sets off to visit Master Wing, a famous former General who is now living as a simple fisherman on the shores of a lake. He has three children. Truong wants to test the two sons as his potential successors and asks to see a demonstration of their fighting skill.

Starring: Jim Adhi Limas, Tapa Sudana, Châu Belle Dinh, Santi Sudaros, Patrick Vo, Jean-Claude Tran, Fang-Hsuan Chiu, Tenzin Kunchap, Michel Chapuis ..
Directed by: Marc-Olivier Louveau
Release date: 2013-10-31
Best History Movies of 2013 : Caligula with Mary Beard

Caligula with Mary Beard

7.3/10 IMDB

What is true and what is false in the hideous stories spread about the controversial figure of the Roman emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (12-41), nicknamed Caligula? Professor Mary Beard explains what is accurate and what is mythical in the historical accounts that portray him as an unbalanced despot. Was he a sadistic tyrant, as Roman historians have told, or perhaps the truth about him was manipulated because of political interests?

Starring: Mary Beard, Greg Woolf, Timothy Peter Wiseman, Catharine Edwards, Henry Hurst ..
Directed by: Hugo Macgregor
Release date: 2013-07-29

Free China: The Courage to Believe

7.5/10 IMDB

The fates of a woman living in Beijing and a man living in New York become inextricably linked because of a common conviction.

Directed by: Michael Perlman
Release date: 2013-05-31

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