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  Quote jaehyunsz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Best/favorite historical movies
    Posted: 19-Jun-2018 at 04:05
Troy is my favorite historical movie and i have watched it many times particularly for the war scenes.
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Aug-2011 at 11:01
Good list.  I would add-
 
A Walk in the Sun, and Battleground.
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  Quote Mosquito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Aug-2011 at 21:58
I would add "A bridge to far" which is imho the best ww2 war movie.
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  Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Aug-2011 at 17:46
Nice choices! I would agree!

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  Quote Beefheart Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Aug-2011 at 17:25
Originally posted by opuslola

Beefheart, you made some really good choices above.

I might well add "Run Silent, Run Deep", "The Enemy Below", as well as "The Boys from Company 'C'."

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Great choices. I'll like to add They Were Expendable (1945),  12 O'Clock High (1949), The Longest Day (1962), Zulu (1964), Zulu Dawn (1979), The Big Red One (1980), Hamburger Hill (1987), and 84Charlie MoPic (1989).
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  Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Aug-2011 at 14:30
Beefheart, you made some really good choices above.

I might well add "Run Silent, Run Deep", "The Enemy Below", as well as "The Boys from Company 'C'."

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  Quote Beefheart Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Aug-2011 at 00:00
Top Ten Favorite Historical War Movies

All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
The Great Escape (1962)
Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
The Battle Of Algiers (1966)
Das Boot (1981)
The Killing Fields (1984)
The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)
Gettysburg (1993)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
 
 
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300 1962
The old spartacus movie
Flesh and blood by verhofen (as a generic medieval like historical film)
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  Quote Athanasios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-May-2007 at 09:26
Alexander Nevsky was a nice effort. It would be also nice to watch a movie about general's Belisarius campaigns , the Macedonian dynasty or the years between 1071-1081.

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  Quote Romantic Envy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-May-2007 at 21:53
My favorite historical-based movies are:
 
Kingdom of Heaven: Director's Cut
Gladiator
The Last Samurai
Quills
Three Outlaw Samurai
Gone with the Wind
Cleopatra (the version starring Elizabeth Taylor)
300 It's my guilty pleasure, darn it!
King Arthur
 
A good film that I've come across in the last few months has been The Egyptian.  It tells of a man who became the royal physician to Pharaoh Akhenaten.
 
At any rate the thing with movies is that they are fiction, not factual treatises.  The most movies can do is to pique your interest in history and you can decide for yourself whether you want to discover the real story behind them.


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  Quote Desimir Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Sep-2006 at 12:28
Definitely the western movie companies are not interested in a midievel history of eastern europe.There can be made a great movies based on a great events.The sad thing is that most of eastern countries are not able to made such a movies with enormous budgets.
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  Quote QueenCleopatra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Sep-2006 at 10:31
I recently watched Thirteen Days about the Cuban Missile Crisis and think its one of the best historical films I seen yet. Its a great history lesson for those who don't know what happened and a great reminde for those who do.
 
Has anyone watched it?
 
 
 
 
Bruce Greenwood as JFK and Steven Clup as RFK in Thirteen Days


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Gettysburg and God's and Generals. Two of the few movies I can watch over and over.
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  Quote QueenCleopatra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Sep-2006 at 10:41
Gladiator
Troy
Cleopatra
Michael Collins
The Wind that shakes the Barley
Pride and Prejudace
Sense and Sensibility
Memoirs of a Geisha
 
Also the TV series Band of Brothers based on the Paratroopers of Easy Company in WW2 was fantastic! I actually bought the box set which is something I rarely do.
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  Quote Alparslan1071 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Aug-2006 at 08:19
Have you ever seen Турски гамбит "TURKISH GAMBIT"? it is very good film
about our history.
 
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  Quote NikeBG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Aug-2006 at 06:20
Oh, yes, I often dream of making a movie about the Battle of Anchialus (Aheloy) or even more about my favourite Tervel! Wink
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  Quote Burdokva Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Aug-2006 at 06:01
One thing I'm really sad about is that our movie industry never made a film about the fall of Turnovo in 1393. It was at least as dramatic as that of Constantinopole, with a handfull of defenders led by the patriarch and monks in the city against an overwhelming army. In the end most historians belive the city fell because of betrayal, after a 3 months siege with consant assaults...
The Battle of Acheloi on a grand scale would be awsome! ;)

A movie about the Baltic crusades would also be great, and the russian battles against the mongols. Though this topics (as well as the Balkans) seem to be "obscure" in Hollywood... a shame, really.
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  Quote NikeBG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Aug-2006 at 02:54
Ah, in Balkan and East European history there are so many and so good options for making a nice or even great epic movie, but Hollywood just doesn't seem to care! I guess it's up to us to make them (and in Bulgaria we stopped making history movies)...
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  Quote Byzantine Emperor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Aug-2006 at 01:23
Originally posted by Reginmund

If the people behind Troy could make a similar movie about the fall of Constantinople, that'd be my favourite.
 
I cannot believe that a historical epic has not been made about the fall of Constantinople in 1453!  It has all the elements for a great movie - tons of action, drama, awe-inspiring settings.  I don't know who I would trust with the researching and directing of such a film.  Perhaps Ridley Scott, although he tends to inject modernism into the past quite a lot.
 
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  Quote Reginmund Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Aug-2006 at 14:42
If the people behind Troy could make a similar movie about the fall of Constantinople, that'd be my favourite.
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