Best History Movies of This Year (So Far)

1.

Judas and the Black Messiah

5.5
7.5/10 IMDB

Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers on the orders of FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends—falling for a fellow revolutionary en route—a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, Algee Smith, Graham Lutes, Martin Sheen, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Dominique Thorne ..
Directed by: Shaka King
Release date: 2021-02-12
2.

The Dig

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future?.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ken Stott, Monica Dolan, Ben Chaplin, Arsher Ali, Chris Wilson, Eileen Davies ..
Directed by: Simon Stone
Release date: 2021-01-14
3.

Oslo

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

The true story of negotiations between implacable enemies — the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.

Starring: Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Salim Dau, Waleed Zuaiter, Jeff Wilbusch, Igal Naor, Doval'e Glickman, Rotem Keinan, Itzik Cohen, Tobias Zilliacus ..
Directed by: Bartlett Sher
Release date: 2021-05-29
4.

Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

WWII hero with the 4th Emergency Rescue Squadron, Lt. Royal Stratton, leads a deadly mission to save the lives of nine downed airmen adrift in enemy waters of a war-torn South Pacific. Immersive cinematography and gripping action, mixed with firsthand accounts and historical images, showcase the valor of this squadron who faced overwhelming odds to bring their brothers home.

Starring: Christopher Johnson, Mariana Tosca, Earl Holliman, Marsha Hunt, Janis Paige, Clay Lacy, Harold Stratton, Cindy Sheehan, Jerry Yellin, Dennis Kucinich ..
Directed by: Christopher Johnson
Release date: 2021-02-02
5.

Nail Bomber: Manhunt

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

This documentary examines the 1999 London bombings that targeted Black, Bangladeshi and gay communities, and the race to find the far-right perpetrator. He terrorized a city, seeking to ignite a race war but justice was served by those who wouldn't let his hate win.

Directed by: Daniel Vernon
Release date: 2021-05-26
6.

The United States vs. Billie Holiday

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Billie Holiday spent much of her career being adored by fans. In the 1940's, the government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial ballad, "Strange Fruit."

Starring: Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund, Melvin Gregg, Natasha Lyonne, Tyler James Williams, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Rob Morgan, Miss Lawrence, Evan Ross ..
Directed by: Lee Daniels
Release date: 2021-03-31
7.

Mountain Men: The Ghosts of K2

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

The dramatic stories of Fritz Wiessner’s 1939 K2 expedition and Charlie Houston’s return in 1953. K2 is one of the hardest mountains in the world to climb. This film focuses on the expeditions of Fritz Wiessner and Charlie Houston in 1953. An award winner at the Banff, Telluride, Trento and Prague film festivals.

Starring: John Shrapnel, Bob Bates ..
Directed by: Mick Conefrey
Release date: 2021-01-08
8.

Dream Horse

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

The inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town bartender, Jan Vokes. With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream and compete with the racing elites. Their investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks and becomes a beacon of hope in their struggling community.

Starring: Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Owen Teale, Joanna Page, Nicholas Farrell, Siân Phillips, Karl Johnson, Peter Davison, Raj Paul, Jo Wheatley ..
Directed by: Euros Lyn
Release date: 2021-05-21
9.

Son of the South

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

Based on a true story, Bob Zellner, grandson of a Klansman, comes of age in the Deep South and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement.

Starring: Lucas Till, Julia Ormond, Brian Dennehy, Cedric the Entertainer, Matt William Knowles, Lex Scott Davis, Shamier Anderson, Mike C. Manning, Dexter Darden, Lucy Hale ..
Directed by: Barry Alexander Brown
Release date: 2021-02-05
Best History Movies of This Year: The Birdcatcher
10.

The Birdcatcher

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

Norway, 1942, during World War II. After being separated from her family, Esther, a young Jewish girl from Trondheim, arrives at an isolated farm where she must assume a new identity in order to survive the Nazi persecution.

Starring: August Diehl, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Laura Birn, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Jakob Cedergren, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Arthur Hakalahti, Tibo Vandenborre, Andrea Bræin Hovig ..
Directed by: Ross Clarke
Release date: 2021-02-04

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