Best History Movies of 2017

1.

Darkest Hour

6.0
7.4/10

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup
Directed by: Joe Wright
Release date: 2017-11-22
2.

The Post

5.9
7.2/10

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2017-12-22
3.

Hostiles

5.8
7.2/10

A legendary Native American-hating Army captain nearing retirement in 1892 is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.

Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach
Directed by: Scott Cooper
Release date: 2017-12-22
4.

Battle of the Sexes

5.6
6.7/10

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman
Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Release date: 2017-09-05
5.

Maudie

5.6
7.6/10

An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love.

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Gabrielle Rose, Billy MacLellan, Zachary Bennett
Directed by: Aisling Walsh
Release date: 2017-04-14
6.

Detroit

5.4
7.4/10

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.

Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Release date: 2017-07-28
7.

The Lost City of Z

5.3
6.6/10

A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen
Directed by: James Gray
Release date: 2017-03-15
8.

First They Killed My Father

5.2
7.2/10

A 5-year-old girl embarks on a harrowing quest for survival amid the sudden rise and terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

Starring: Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata, Mun Kimhak, Heng Dara
Directed by: Angelina Jolie
Release date: 2017-02-18
9.

The Zookeeper's Wife

5.2
7.0/10

The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Timothy Radford
Directed by: Niki Caro
Release date: 2017-03-31
10.

Goodbye Christopher Robin

5.2
7.1/10

The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston, Alex Lawther
Directed by: Simon Curtis
Release date: 2017-09-29
11.

Papillon

5.2
7.1/10

Henri “Papillon” Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld, is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, where he forges a strong friendship with Louis Dega, a counterfeiter who needs his protection.

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Christopher Fairbank, Eve Hewson, Michael Socha
Directed by: Michael Noer
Release date: 2017-09-07
12.

Victoria & Abdul

5.0
6.8/10

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 2017-09-14
13.

The Wizard of Lies

4.8
6.8/10

A look behind the scenes at Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, how it was perpetrated on the public and the trail of destruction it left in its wake, both for the victims and Madoff's family.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hank Azaria, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 2017-05-21
14.

The Man with the Iron Heart

4.6
6.4/10

With the Third Reich is at his peak in 1942, the Czech resistance in London plans the most ambitious military operation of WWII – Anthropoid. Two young recruits are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader – Reinhardt Heydrich – head of the SS, the Gestapo and the architect of the Final Solution.

Starring: Jason Clarke, Jack O'Connell, Rosamund Pike, Jack Reynor, Mia Wasikowska
Directed by: Cédric Jimenez
Release date: 2017-05-25
15.

The Man Who Invented Christmas

4.4
7.0/10

In 1843, despite the fact that Dickens is a successful writer, the failure of his latest book puts his career at a crossroads, until the moment when, struggling with inspiration and confronting reality with his childhood memories, a new character is born in the depths of his troubled mind; an old, lonely, embittered man, so vivid, so human, that a whole world grows around him, a story so inspiring that changed the meaning of Christmas forever.

Starring: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Justin Edwards, Morfydd Clark
Directed by: Bharat Nalluri
Release date: 2017-10-12
16.

6 Days

4.4
6.2/10

London, England, April 1980. Six terrorists assault the Embassy of Iran and take hostages. For six days, tense negotiations are held while the authorities decide whether a military squad should intervene.

Starring: Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, Mark Strong, Martin Shaw, Emun Elliott
Directed by: Toa Fraser
Release date: 2017-08-03
17.

LA 92

4.3
8.2/10

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen archival footage.

Starring: Rodney King, Tom Brokaw, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ted Koppel
Directed by: T.J. Martin, Daniel Lindsay
Release date: 2017-04-28
18.

Viceroy's House

4.3
6.7/10

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.

Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi
Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
Release date: 2017-03-03
19.

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

3.9
6.4/10

The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Maika Monroe, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Julian Morris
Directed by: Peter Landesman
Release date: 2017-09-28
20.

The Story of O.J.

3.8
8.2/10
The Story of O.J.
This is not the story of O. J. Simpson, but a clip by JAY-Z. An animated one, that takes inspiration on some old cartoon’s, criticizes some, and above all tells a message against racism while putting in lyric some facts about Jay life.
Release date: 2017-05-18

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