Best History Movies of 2016

1.

Hacksaw Ridge

6.6
8.1/10 IMDB

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Ryan Corr, Richard Roxburgh, Luke Pegler ..
Directed by: Mel Gibson
Release date: 2016-10-07
2.

Hidden Figures

6.5
7.8/10 IMDB

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Kirsten Dunst, Glen Powell, Ariana Neal, Saniyya Sidney ..
Directed by: Theodore Melfi
Release date: 2016-12-10
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3.

Sully

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and career.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Anna Gunn, Autumn Reeser, Holt McCallany, Mike O'Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Jerry Ferrara, Molly Hagan ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2016-09-07
4.

Eddie the Eagle

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

The feel-good story of Michael 'Eddie' Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself—even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Ania Sowinski, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Iris Berben, Jim Broadbent, Jo Hartley, Keith Allen, Dickon Tolson ..
Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
Release date: 2016-02-26
5.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Starring: James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens, Dominic Fumusa, Matt Letscher, David Denman, Alexia Barlier, Freddie Stroma ..
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 2016-01-13
6.

Snowden

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schnetzer, Lakeith Stanfield, Rhys Ifans ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 2016-09-15
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7.

Patriots Day

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the Boston Marathon bombers before they strike again.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan, Alex Wolff, Themo Melikidze, Michael Beach, Vincent Curatola, James Colby ..
Directed by: Peter Berg
Release date: 2016-12-12
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8.

The Founder

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B. J. Novak, Laura Dern, Justin Randell Brooke, Kate Kneeland, Wilbur Fitzgerald ..
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Release date: 2016-09-13
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9.

Silence

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Liam Neeson, Shinya Tsukamoto, Issei Ogata, Yoshi Oida, Yosuke Kubozuka, Nana Komatsu ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2016-12-22
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10.

11.22.63

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.

Release date: 2016-02-15

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