Best History Movies of 2014

1.

The Imitation Game

6.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, James Northcote, Tom Goodman-Hill ..
Directed by: Morten Tyldum
Release date: 2014-11-14
2.

The Look of Silence

6.0
8.3/10 IMDB

A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Starring: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong, Kemat, Joshua Oppenheimer, Amir Siahaan, Ted Yates ..
Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer
Release date: 2014-08-30
3.

Testament of Youth

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

Starring: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Anna Chancellor, Miranda Richardson, Joanna Scanlan ..
Directed by: James Kent
Release date: 2014-10-14
4.

The Monuments Men

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed?

Starring: Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, George Clooney, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Holger Handtke, Dimitri Leonidas ..
Directed by: George Clooney
Release date: 2014-01-24
5.

Mr. Turner

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.

Starring: Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage, Ruth Sheen, David Horovitch, Karl Johnson, Peter Wight ..
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 2014-10-31
Best History Movies of 2014 : The Weight of Chains 2
6.

The Weight of Chains 2

4.9
9.0/10 IMDB

'The Weight of Chains 2' is a documentary film largely dealing with the effects of the Washington Consensus economic doctrine on the newly established former Yugoslav republics, but also with neoliberalism as an economic concept. Through interviews with Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone and many others, the author, Serbian-Canadian Boris Malagurski, attempts to analyze why so many people in the Balkans are disappointed with the systems imposed after the fall of socialism and how capitalism could be improved. Looking at the examples of Ecuador and Iceland, the film tries to uncover alternatives to the prevailing orthodoxies of Western economic dictates and help developing nations find their own way to shape their economies and their countries.

Starring: Boris Malagurski, Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky, R. James Woolsey, Jr., Carla Del Ponte, Vuk Jeremi?, Ivo Josipovi?, Mla?an Dinki?, Igor Mandi?, Domagoj Margeti? ..
Directed by: Boris Malagurski
Release date: 2014-11-25
7.

An Honest Liar

4.6
7.5/10 IMDB

An Honest Liar tells the incredible story of the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. The film brings to life Randi's intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru names Carlos.

Starring: James Randi, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, Uri Geller, Penn Jillette, Alice Cooper ..
Directed by: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein
Release date: 2014-04-18
8.

Pompeii

4.6
5.5/10 IMDB

In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.

Starring: Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Joe Pingue, Kiefer Sutherland, Currie Graham, Ron Kennell ..
Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson
Release date: 2014-02-18
9.

Jimmy's Hall

4.3
6.7/10 IMDB

Jimmy Gralton returns from New York and reopens his beloved community hall, only to meet opposition from the local parish.

Starring: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Jim Norton, Andrew Scott, Brían F. O'Byrne, Francis Magee, Karl Geary, Shane Cullen, Sean Fox, Sorcha Fox ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 2014-05-30
10.

Red Army

4.1
7.6/10 IMDB

A documentary highlighting the Soviet Union's legendary and enigmatic hockey training culture and world-dominating team through the eyes of the team's Captain Slava Fetisov, following his shift from hockey star and celebrated national hero to political enemy.

Starring: Vyacheslav Fetisov, Vladimir Pozner, Vladimir Krutov, Alex Kasatonov, Vladislav Tretiak, Scotty Bowman, Felix Nechepore, Tatiana Tarasova, Viacheslav Fetisov ..
Directed by: Gabe Polsky
Release date: 2014-08-13

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