Best History Movies of 2015



8.1/10 IMDB

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d'Arcy James, Gene Amoroso, Billy Crudup, Maureen Keiller ..
Directed by: Tom McCarthy
Release date: 2015-11-06


7.0/10 IMDB

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

Starring: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps, Jeanne Werner, Julian Ovenden, August Zirner, Martin Wuttke, Nicolás Barsoff ..
Directed by: Florian Gallenberger
Release date: 2015-06-24

The Walk

7.3/10 IMDB

The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Schwartz, James Badge Dale, Steve Valentine, Mark Camacho, Sergio Di Zio, Clément Sibony, Kwasi Songui ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2015-09-30


7.1/10 IMDB

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

Starring: Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Sam Worthington, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley, Clive Standen, Emily Watson, Mia Goth ..
Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
Release date: 2015-09-10


7.1/10 IMDB

A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu's emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.

Starring: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Morse, Arliss Howard, Mike O'Malley, Eddie Marsan, Hill Harper, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ..
Directed by: Peter Landesman
Release date: 2015-11-12


6.9/10 IMDB

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai, Samuel West, Geoff Bell, Natalie Press ..
Directed by: Sarah Gavron
Release date: 2015-10-16

Steve Jobs

7.2/10 IMDB

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Katherine Waterston, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Makenzie Moss, Sarah Snook, Adam Shapiro, John Ortiz ..
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 2015-10-09

In the Heart of the Sea

6.9/10 IMDB

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex is assaulted by something no one could believe—a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, Tom Holland, Paul Anderson, Frank Dillane, Joseph Mawle ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2015-11-20

The Witch

6.9/10 IMDB

In 1630, a farmer relocates his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of a forest where strange, unsettling things happen. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, each family member's faith, loyalty and love are tested in shocking ways.

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson, Bathsheba Garnett, Sarah Stephens, Julian Richings, Daniel Malik ..
Directed by: Robert Eggers
Release date: 2015-01-27

Bone Tomahawk

7.1/10 IMDB

During a shootout in a saloon, Sheriff Hunt injures a suspicious stranger. The doctor's assistant, wife of the local foreman, tends to him in prison. That night, the town is attacked and they both disappear—only the arrow of a cannibal tribe is found. Hunt and a few of his men go in search of the prisoner and the foreman's wife.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, Lili Simmons, Evan Jonigkeit, David Arquette, Fred Melamed, Sid Haig, Maestro Harrell ..
Directed by: S. Craig Zahler
Release date: 2015-10-23

Crimson Peak

6.5/10 IMDB

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and remembers.

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, Burn Gorman, Javier Botet, Sofia Wells, Emily Coutts, Laura Waddell ..
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Release date: 2015-10-13


6.6/10 IMDB

Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Paddy Considine, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor, Elizabeth Debicki, David Thewlis, David Hayman, Maurice Roëves, Ross Anderson ..
Directed by: Justin Kurzel
Release date: 2015-08-16

Love & Mercy

7.4/10 IMDB

In the late 1960s, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson stops touring, produces "Pet Sounds" and begins to lose his grip on reality. By the 1980s, Wilson, under the sway of a controlling therapist, finds a savior in Melinda Ledbetter.

Starring: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, Kenny Wormald, Jake Abel, Bill Camp, Erin Darke, Joanna Going, Brett Davern ..
Directed by: Bill Pohlad
Release date: 2015-05-29

True Story

6.3/10 IMDB

A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.

Starring: Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones, Maria Dizzia, Ethan Suplee, Robert John Burke, Charlotte Driscoll, Conor Kikot, Stella Rae Payne, Byron Jennings ..
Directed by: Rupert Goold
Release date: 2015-04-17

Straight Outta Compton

7.8/10 IMDB

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

Starring: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge, Marlon Yates Jr., R. Marcos Taylor, Carra Patterson, Alexandra Shipp, Paul Giamatti ..
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Release date: 2015-08-11

The 33

6.8/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of the collapse of a mine in San Jose, Chile—that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Adriana Barraza, Kate del Castillo, Cote de Pablo, Bob Gunton ..
Directed by: Patricia Riggen
Release date: 2015-08-06


6.6/10 IMDB

Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his pleads for mercy, the majority of subjects don’t stop the experiment, administering what they think is a near-fatal electric shock, simply because they’ve been told to do so. With Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram strikes a nerve in popular culture and the scientific community with his exploration into people’s tendency to comply with authority. Celebrated in some circles, he is also accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster, but his wife Sasha stands by him through it all.

Starring: Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Edoardo Ballerini, Jim Gaffigan, Anthony Edwards, Ned Eisenberg, Lori Singer, Taryn Manning, Anton Yelchin, John Leguizamo ..
Directed by: Michael Almereyda
Release date: 2015-10-16


6.3/10 IMDB

Filmed over 14 months with unprecedented access into the inner circle of the man and the sport, this is the first official and fully authorised film of one of the most celebrated figures in football. For the first time ever, the world gets vividly candid and un-paralleled, behind-closed-doors access to the footballer, father, family-man and friend in this moving & fascinating documentary. Through in-depth conversations, state of the art football footage and never before seen archival footage, the film gives an astonishing insight into the sporting and personal life of triple Ballon D'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo at the peak of his career. From the makers of ‘Senna’ and ‘Amy’, Ronaldo takes audiences on an intimate and revealing journey of what it’s like to live as an iconic athlete in the eye of the storm.

Starring: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Dolores Aveiro, Hugo Aveiro, Georgie Bingham, Adrian Clarke, Rio Ferdinand, Jorge Mendes, David Álvarez Izquierdo, Rhiannon Jones ..
Directed by: Anthony Wonke
Release date: 2015-11-09
Best History Movies of 2015 : Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes

Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes

7.7/10 IMDB

Before he lost his sight. Before he pledged his service to Kublai Khan. Hundred Eyes saw what made him into the deadly assassin who trains Marco Polo.

Starring: Tom Wu, Lorenzo Richelmy, Olivia Cheng, Claudia Kim, Masayoshi Haneda, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh ..
Directed by: Alik Sakharov
Release date: 2015-12-26

Best of Enemies

7.6/10 IMDB

A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as commentary on the issues of their day, these vitriolic and explosive encounters came to define the modern era of public discourse in the media, marking the big bang moment of our contemporary media landscape when spectacle trumped content and argument replaced substance. Best of Enemies delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers, and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, "What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?"

Starring: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley Jr., Kelsey Grammer, John Lithgow, Dick Cavett, Christopher Hitchens, Noam Chomsky ..
Directed by: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville
Release date: 2015-07-31

Black Mass

6.9/10 IMDB

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Plemons, David Harbour, Adam Scott, Corey Stoll ..
Directed by: Scott Cooper
Release date: 2015-09-04

Queen of the Desert

5.7/10 IMDB

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis, Jenny Agutter, Holly Earl, Renee Faia, David Calder, Mark Lewis Jones, Assaad Bouab ..
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Release date: 2015-09-03

Full Out

6.3/10 IMDB

Based on the true life story of California gymnast Ariana Berlin. As she zoned in on her Olympic goals, 14 year old Ariana Berlin's life took a sharp turn when she was involved in a debilitating car accident. Gaining her confidence and movement back through learning hip hop dance, she unexpectedly found herself called back to the gymnastics world thanks to world renowned UCLA Coach Valorie Kondos Field. With Val's help, Ariana was eventually able to secure a spot on the UCLA gymnastics team and win an NCAA championship, a lifelong goal that she had always dreamed of. This is a wonderfully inspiring story of persistence, confidence, and the heart and courage to make a somewhat impossible comeback in life.

Starring: Ana Golja, Jennifer Beals, Asha Bromfield, Trevor Tordjman, Jake Epstein, Ramona Milano, Lamar Johnson, Sarah Fisher, Art Hindle, Ariana Berlin ..
Directed by: Sean Cisterna
Release date: 2015-09-11
Best History Movies of 2015 : The Eichmann Show

The Eichmann Show

6.5/10 IMDB

The behind-the-scenes true life story of a groundbreaking producer, Milton Fruchtman, and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichmann, who is accused of executing the 'final solution' and organising the murder of 6 million Jews. This is the extraordinary story of how the trial came to be televised and the team that made it happen.

Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Martin Freeman, Rebecca Front, Andy Nyman, Nicholas Woodeson, Ben Addis, Samuel West, Caroline Bartleet, Morwenna Banks, Ed Birch ..
Directed by: Paul Andrew Williams
Release date: 2015-01-20
Best History Movies of 2015 : Tut


7.0/10 IMDB

Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.

Release date: 2015-07-19
Best History Movies of 2015 : Hellstorm


6.8/10 IMDB

A documentary that tells the tale that the victors still do not want you to know. Learn the terrible truth about the rape, torture, slavery, and mass murder inflicted upon the German people by the Allied victors of World Word II.

Starring: Gerhard Ausmeier, John DeNugent, Thomas Goodrich, Paul Hickman, Howard Holt, Margaret Huffstickler, Kyle Hunt, Sven Longshanks, John M., Andrew MacCrinnan ..
Directed by: Kyle Hunt
Release date: 2015-05-01
Best History Movies of 2015 : Language Matters with Bob Holman

Language Matters with Bob Holman

8.1/10 IMDB

There are over 6,000 languages in the world. We lose one every two weeks. Hundreds will be lost within the next generation. By the end of this century, half of the world's languages will have vanished. Language Matters with Bob Holman is a two hour documentary that asks: What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language?

Starring: Bob Holman, Arlene W. Eaton, Pele Harmon, Kauanoe Kamana, Larry Kimura, Kepa Maly, William Stanley Merwin, Lolena Nicholas, Puakea Nogelmeier, Keali'i Reichel ..
Directed by: David Grubin
Release date: 2015-01-25

The Girl King

5.8/10 IMDB

A portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.

Starring: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant, Laura Birn, Hippolyte Girardot, Peter Lohmeyer, François Arnaud, Martina Gedeck, Patrick Bauchau ..
Directed by: Mika Kaurismäki
Release date: 2015-12-11


5.3/10 IMDB

Kicked out by his parents, a gay teenager leaves small-town Indiana for New York's Greenwich Village, where growing discrimination against the gay community leads to riots on June 28, 1969.

Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Joey King, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman, Caleb Landry Jones, Matt Craven, David Cubitt, Vladimir Alexis, Ben Sullivan ..
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 2015-09-18

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

7.2/10 IMDB

A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010, featuring rare and never before seen footage, this is the mind boggling story of The National Lampoon from its subversive and electrifying beginnings, to rebirth as an unlikely Hollywood heavyweight, and beyond. A humour empire like no other, the impact of the magazines irreverent, often shocking, sensibility was nothing short of seismic: this is an institution whose (drunk stoned brilliant) alumni left their fingerprints all over popular culture. Both insanely great and breathtakingly innovative, The National Lampoon created the foundation of modern comic sensibility by setting the bar in comedy impossibly high.

Starring: John Belushi, John Candy, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Goodman, Beverly D'Angelo, Kevin Bacon, Richard Belzer, Christopher Guest ..
Directed by: Douglas Tirola
Release date: 2015-01-25

Being Evel

7.1/10 IMDB

In the history of sports, few names are more recognizable than that of Evel Knievel. Long after the man hung up his famous white leather jumpsuit and rode his Harley into the sunset, his name is still synonymous with the death-defying lifestyle he led. Notoriously brash, bold, and daring, Knievel stared death in the face from the seat of his motorcycle, but few know the larger-than-life story of the boy from Butte, Montana.

Starring: Evel Knievel, George Hamilton, Johnny Knoxville, Travis Pastrana, Mat Hoffman, Tony Hawk, Krystal Knievel, Geraldo Rivera, Robbie Knievel, Tim Perior ..
Directed by: Daniel Junge
Release date: 2015-01-23

Hex Hollow: Witchcraft and Murder in Pennsylvania

7.2/10 IMDB

A documentary film investigating the 1928 murder of a Pennsylvania farmer and the allegations of witchcraft that shocked the nation.

Starring: J. Ross McGinnis, Rickie Ebaugh, Christopher Bilardi, Ebert Blymire, Joseph Boose, Sean Coxen, Jeff Deller, Dick Graybill, Joan Graybill, Jeanette Harvey ..
Directed by: Shane Free
Release date: 2015-11-28
Best History Movies of 2015 : Rome's Invisible City

Rome's Invisible City

7.4/10 IMDB

With the help of a team of experts and the latest in 3-D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong, along with Dr Michael Scott, explores the hidden underground treasures that made Rome the powerhouse of the ancient world.

Starring: Alexander Armstrong, Michael Scott ..
Directed by: Harvey Lilley
Release date: 2015-06-01

Stratford Festival: King John

7.5/10 IMDB

When the King of France (Peter Hutt) demands that John (Tom McCamus) relinquish his crown in favor of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur, war is the inevitable result. Excommunication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all contribute to a political turmoil and personal grief for a mother who has lost her son.

Starring: Tom McCamus, Patricia Collins, Andrew Lawrie, Jennifer Mogbock, Brad Rudy, Stephen Russell, Sean Arbuckle, Wayne Best, Daniel Briere, Graham Abbey ..
Directed by: Barry Avrich, Tim Carroll
Release date: 2015-04-09

The Russian Woodpecker

6.8/10 IMDB

As his country is gripped by revolution and war, a Ukrainian victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster discovers a dark secret and must decide whether to risk his life and play his part in the revolution by revealing it.

Starring: Fedor Alexandrovich, Andrei Alexandrovich, Igor Alexandrovich, Natalia Barabovskaya, Andrei Bilyk, Fedor Chebanenko, Charlie D'Agata, Anatoly Duatlov, Fedor Dubrovka, Boris Gorbachev ..
Directed by: Chad Gracia
Release date: 2015-01-31

Joan of Arc

8.2/10 IMDB

Could a nineteen-year-old girl change the course of history simply by faith? From ordinary farm girl to extraordinary hero, the life of Joan of Arc was one of conviction and courage. Fifteenth-century France was devastated by an ongoing war in which women did not fight. Yet Joan heeded the counsel of angels and transformed into a military leader, something her country needed but many feared. In this BYUtv original special, discover the stalwart spirit, military prowess, and enduring influence of Joan of Arc.

Starring: Milly Thomas, Orlando Seale, Eric Geynes, Yan Brian, James Flynn, Callum Coates, Stéphane Boucher, Isabel Pollen, Terry Victor, Robert Gillespie ..
Directed by: Russell Holt
Release date: 2015-11-27
Best History Movies of 2015 : True Appaloosa

True Appaloosa

7.6/10 IMDB

Horse breeder Scott Engstrom has been trying for years to prove that the Appaloosa, a rare American horse breed, came from Asia and not Spain. With only 109 true Appaloosas left in the world the question is vital. After spotting a horse uncannily like an Appaloosa on a TV show filmed in Kyrgyzstan, the fiery 69-year-old heads for central Asia.

Directed by: Conor Woodman
Release date: 2015-06-12
Best History Movies of 2015 : Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

8.6/10 IMDB

The story of the rocky road that Walt Disney took to get his interpretation of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937) to the silver screen.

Starring: Eric Goldberg, Ginnifer Goodwin, Richard M. Sherman, John Lasseter, Mark Henn, Byron Howard, Alan Menken, Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee ..
Directed by: Jeremiah Crowell
Release date: 2015-12-13
Best History Movies of 2015 : The Real Inglorious Bastards

The Real Inglorious Bastards

7.4/10 IMDB

The truth is way stranger than fiction,” muses one interviewee in this unbelievable true account of an incredible war time saga. As the Second World War was coming to a close, the US Office of Strategic Services trained and parachuted two Jewish refugees and a German deserter deep into Nazi occupied Austria. Through vivid first-person accounts, re-enactments, archival footage and learned commentary, the film reveals how their efforts disrupted a vital supply route between Germany and the Italian front to bring about the surrender of Innsbruck to Allied Forces. Their unbelievable adventure has a finale that beats any Hollywood movie hands down — but a story so powerful that it became the basis for Quentin Tarantino’s mega hit.

Starring: Robert Nolan ..
Directed by: Min Sook Lee
Release date: 2015-01-01
Best History Movies of 2015 : First Pitch

First Pitch

7.1/10 IMDB

Part of ESPN's 30 for 30 Shorts. On October 30, 2001, with the United States of America still reeling from the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, George W. Bush took to the mound at Yankee Stadium to throw the "first pitch" of the 2001 World Series' third game. Includes interviews with former United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice; former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani; Yankees shortstop, Derek Jeter; former Yankees manager, Joe Torre; former United States Director of Central Intelligence, George Tenet; members of the Bush family; and the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.

Starring: George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Billy Crystal, Derek Jeter, Joe Torre, Rudolph Giuliani, George Tenet ..
Directed by: Angus Wall
Release date: 2015-09-11

The Scandalous Lady W

6.5/10 IMDB

A gripping 18th century drama details the scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley, who dared to leave her husband and elope with his best friend, Captain George Bisset. Lady Seymour Worsley escapes her troubled marriage only to find herself at the centre of a very public trial brought by her powerful husband Sir Richard Worsley.

Starring: Natalie Dormer, Aneurin Barnard, Shaun Evans, Peter Sullivan, Jessica Gunning, Robert Morgan, Alex Beckett, Michael Bott, Oliver Chris, Richard McCabe ..
Directed by: Sheree Folkson
Release date: 2015-08-17
Best History Movies of 2015 : Ella Maillart: Double Journey

Ella Maillart: Double Journey

7.7/10 IMDB

Summer 1939. Ella Maillart and Annemarie Schwarzenbach leave Europe for Asia. Ella hopes to make an ethnographic film and to help Annemarie get off drugs. In Kabul she realizes to have lost all certainties and faces the difficult search for herself. For a year she travels alone in the British Indies, a keen observer of the colonial system, living from moment to moment while war ravages Europe. Letters, diaries, film footage and photographs reveal a portrait of Ella Maillart (1903-1997), one of the greatest travelers and photographers of the last century. Narrated by the voice of a great actress, Irène Jacob.

Starring: Irène Jacob ..
Directed by: Antonio Bigini, Mariann Lewinsky
Release date: 2015-04-19
Best History Movies of 2015 : NOVA: The Great Math Mystery

NOVA: The Great Math Mystery

7.6/10 IMDB

NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour -- a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math's signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy and the spiral in the center of a sunflower. Math was essential to everything from the first wireless radio transmissions to the prediction and discovery of the Higgs boson and the successful landing of rovers on Mars. But where does math get its power? Astrophysicist and writer Mario Livio, along with a colorful cast of mathematicians, physicists and engineers, follows math from Pythagoras to Einstein and beyond, all leading to the ultimate riddle: Is math an invention or a discovery? Humankind's clever trick or the language of the universe?

Starring: Jay O. Sanders, Glenn Kalison, Mario Livio, Christophe Golé, Max Tegmark, Esperanza Spalding, Maria Chudnovsky, Sylvester James Gates, Dusa McDuff, Michael O'Boyle ..
Directed by: Dan McCabe, Richard Reisz
Release date: 2015-04-15
Best History Movies of 2015 : The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs

The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs

7.2/10 IMDB

Documentary revealing the inner workings of the world's most powerful intelligence organization, with unprecedented access to America's spy network, all 12 living CIA directors and top agency operatives, who talk candidly about torture, secret prisons, drone warfare, alleged assassinations and the constant threat of attack, which begs the question: how far should America go to keep us safe?

Starring: Mandy Patinkin ..
Directed by: Gédéon Naudet, Jules Naudet
Release date: 2015-11-28

Above and Beyond

7.7/10 IMDB

In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence.

Starring: Paul Reubens, Jd Roth-round, Harold Livingston ..
Directed by: Roberta Grossman
Release date: 2015-01-30
Best History Movies of 2015 : The Pilgrims

The Pilgrims

7.6/10 IMDB

Arguably one of the most fateful and resonant events of the last half millennium, the Pilgrims journey west across the Atlantic in the early 17th century is a seminal, if often misunderstood episode of American and world history. The Pilgrims explores the forces, circumstances, personalities and events that converged to exile the English group in Holland and eventually propel their crossing to the New World; a story universally familiar in broad outline, but almost entirely unfamiliar to a general audience in its rich and compelling historical actuality. Includes the real history of the "first thanksgiving".

Starring: Artemus Cragg, Calypso Cragg, Julian Elfer, Michael Elwyn, Jos Brown Gaier, Matthew Jure, Howard Lee, Nathaniel Philbrick ..
Directed by: Ric Burns
Release date: 2015-11-24


5.2/10 IMDB

A dramatic thriller that tells the engaging and touching stories of immigrants and natives during the time leading up to the independence of Singapore. The protagonists were a part of history in the making; they become the pioneer generation who live to see beyond the prejudice and fear of racial hatred and ultimately face the challenge of nation building - a mirror reflecting the fragility of racial harmony in our world today.

Starring: Qi Yuwu, Lim Kay Tong, Deanna Yusoff, Joanne Peh, James Seah, Mike Kasem, Nicole Seah ..
Directed by: Randy Ang
Release date: 2015-07-30
Best History Movies of 2015 : NOVA: Dawn of Humanity

NOVA: Dawn of Humanity

7.7/10 IMDB

Nova and National Geographic present exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors.

Starring: Jay O. Sanders, Lee Rogers Berger, John Hawks ..
Directed by: Graham Townsley
Release date: 2015-09-10
Best History Movies of 2015 : 1945: The Savage Peace

1945: The Savage Peace

7.6/10 IMDB

How, in 1945, after the end of World War II and the fall of the Nazi regime, the defeated were atrociously mistreated, especially those ethnic Germans who had lived peacefully for centuries in Germany's neighboring countries, such as Czechoslovakia and Poland. A heartbreaking story of revenge against innocent civilians, the story of acts as cruel as the Nazi occupation during the war years.

Starring: Michael Pennington, Christa Ronke, Marianne Becker, Meda Mládek, Stanislava Zverinova, Helena Dvorácková, Milena Sukova, Hugo Fritsch, Emil Pupik, Peter Klepsch ..
Directed by: Peter Molloy
Release date: 2015-05-24
Best History Movies of 2015 : Hiroshima: The Aftermath

Hiroshima: The Aftermath

7.6/10 IMDB

Brand new documentary marking the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings which ended WWII and began the nuclear age. Features interviews with survivors from both sides.

Starring: John Sessions ..
Directed by: Lucy van Beek
Release date: 2015-06-06

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