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Encyclopedia > List of historical drama films

The historical drama is a film genre in which stories are based upon historical events and famous persons. Some historical dramas attempt to accurately portray a historical event or biography, to the degree that the available historical research will allow. Other historical dramas are fictionalized tales that are based on an actual person and their deeds, such as Braveheart, which is loosely based on the 13th century knight William Wallace's fight for Scotland's independence, and Saving Private Ryan, a heavily fictionalised version of a search for a paratrooper of the US 101st Airborne Division during WW II. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... In film theory, genre refers to the primary method of film categorization. ... For the moshing term Braveheart, see Wall of death (moshing). ... Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 Academy-Award-winning film set in World War II, directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. ...

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Examples

Some well-known historical drama films, by the historical era they are portraying, include:


Films set in Prehistorical times

This article is about the French novel. ... The DVD cover to The Clan of the Cave Bear The Clan of the Cave Bear is a 1986 film based on the eponymous book by Jean M. Auel. ...

Films set in Antiquity (until the fall of the Roman Empire)

Troy is an Oscar-nominated movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, as described in Homers Iliad, Virgils Aeneid, and other myths. ... This article is about the Greek poet Homer and the works attributed to him. ... title page of the Rihel edition of ca. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... Helen of Troy is a 1956 Warner Bros. ... title page of the Rihel edition of ca. ... Alexander is a 2004 epic film, based on the life of Alexander the Great. ... For the film of the same name, see Alexander the Great (1956 film). ... Attila (also known as Attila the Hun in the UK), takes place during the waning days of Roman Empire, the barbarian Huns are making their way toward Europe. ... Attila redirects here. ... Spartacus is a 1960 film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. ... Picture of Robert Powell playing Jesus of Nazareth. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... This article is about the 1963 film. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Cleopatra, the 1999 film is a fictional portrayal of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, produced by Hallmark Entertainment and starring Leonor Varela as the title character, Timothy Dalton as (Caesar), Billy Zane as (Antony) and Rupert Graves as (Octavius). ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Rome is a historical drama television series co-created by Bruno Heller, John Milius, and William J. MacDonald and primarily written by Heller. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Hero (Chinese: 英雄; pinyin: ) is a film first released in China on October 24, 2002. ... China is the worlds oldest continuous major civilization, with written records dating back about 3,500 years and with 5,000 years being commonly used by Chinese as the age of their civilization. ... Gladiator is a 2000 movie directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. ... Lucius Aurelius Commodus Antoninus (August 31, 161 – December 31, 192) was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 180 to 192 (also with Marcus Aurelius from 177 until 180). ... The Fall of the Roman Empire is a 1964 epic film made by Samuel Bronston Productions and The Rank Organisation, and released by Paramount Pictures. ... Lucius Aurelius Commodus Antoninus (August 31, 161 – December 31, 192) was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 180 to 192 (also with Marcus Aurelius from 177 until 180). ... 300 is a 2007 film adaptation of the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller, and is a fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae. ... For other uses, see Battle of Thermopylae (disambiguation). ...

Films set in the Middle Ages (5th to mid-15th centuries)

Late Roman/Early Middle Ages (5th to 11th centuries)
  • King Arthur (movie), a 2004 movie set in the last years of the Roman occupation. It tells the story of King Arthur, but it depicts him as a Roman warrior instead of a medieval king.
  • The Mists of Avalon, 2001 TV movie based on the novel The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley recounting the King Arthur legend from the perspective of the female characters).
  • Tristan + Isolde (2006), set about a century (around the 6th century AD) after the departure of the Romans from Britain (or Britannia), it tells the story of a war between the Irish and the people of Britain (Saxons, Celts, etc.), but especially of the love between Tristan and the Irish princess Isolde (based on the medieval legends of Tristan and Iseult).

A movie poster for King Arthur. ... For other uses, see King Arthur (disambiguation). ... The Mists of Avalon is a 1979 novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley, in which she relates the Arthurian legends from the perspective of the female characters. ... Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook. ... For other uses, see King Arthur (disambiguation). ... Tristan & Isolde is a 2006 American film based on the medieval romantic legend of the same name: Tristan & Isolde. ... For other uses, see Britannia (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Saxon (disambiguation). ... Celts, normally pronounced //, is a modern term used to describe any of the European peoples who spoke, or speak, a Celtic language. ... For other uses, see Tristan and Iseult (disambiguation). ...

Middle Ages (1000-1453)

El Cid is a 1961 historical epic film made by Samuel Bronston Productions in association with The Rank Organisation and released by Allied Artists. ... Statue of El Cid in Burgos. ... This article is about the film. ... This article is about the medieval crusades. ... For other uses, see Alexander Nevsky (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Alexander Nevsky (disambiguation). ... For the moshing term Braveheart, see Wall of death (moshing). ... For other persons named William Wallace, see William Wallace (disambiguation). ... The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc is a 1999 movie directed by Luc Besson. ... Combatants France Castile Scotland Genoa Majorca Bohemia Crown of Aragon Brittany England Burgundy Brittany Portugal Navarre Flanders Hainaut Aquitaine Luxembourg Holy Roman Empire The Hundred Years War was a conflict between France and England, lasting 116 years from 1337 to 1453. ... Joan of Arc is a 1948 film. ... Joan of Arc is a 1999 two-part television miniseries about the 15th century Catholic Saint of the same name. ... The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne dArc) was a silent film released in France in 1928 based on the trial records of Joan of Arc. ... Saint Joan is a 1957 movie based on the play, directed by Otto Preminger, with a screenplay by Graham Greene. ... George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856–2 November 1950) was a world-renowned Irish author. ...

Early Modern (1453-1600)

1492: Conquest of Paradise is a 1992 American/Spanish adventure/drama film. ... Frontispiece of Peter Martyr dAnghieras De orbe novo (On the New World). Carte dAmérique, Guillaume Delisle, 1722. ... Richard III is a 1955 British film adaptation of William Shakespeares historical play Richard III, including elements of Henry VI, part 3. ... This article is about King Richard III of England. ... Anne of the Thousand Days is an Academy Award-winning 1969 costume drama made by Hal Wallis Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures. ... Anne Boleyn, 1st Marchioness of Pembroke (1501/1507–19 May 1536) was a Queen Consort of England, the second wife of King Henry VIII and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I. Henrys marriage to Anne, and her subsequent execution, made her a key player in the political and religious... Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972) is the only feature-length film to deal with all six of King Henry VIIIs wives (other television movies have divided the story up into two or six parts. ... Henry VIII redirects here. ... The Private Life of Henry VIII is a 1933 film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... Henry VIII redirects here. ... Elizabeth is an Academy Award-winning 1998 film loosely based on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. ... Elizabeth I redirects here. ... Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I Elizabeth R is a BBC television drama serial that was broadcast in six, 85 minute parts on terrestrial channel BBC Two from February to March 1971. ... Elizabeth I redirects here. ... Young Bess is a 1953 film about the early career of Queen Elizabeth I of England. ... Elizabeth I redirects here. ... Lady Jane is a 1986 British costume drama romance film directed by Trevor Nunn, written by David Edgar, and stars Helena Bonham Carter in the title role. ... Lady Jane Grey, formally Jane of England (1537 — 12 February 1554), a grand-niece of Henry VIII of England, reigned as uncrowned Queen regnant of the Kingdom of England for nine days[1] in July 1553. ... Fire Over England is a 1937 film drama produced by London Film Productions. ... Belligerents England Dutch Republic Spain Portugal Commanders Elizabeth I of England Charles Howard Francis Drake Philip II of Spain Duke of Medina Sidonia Strength 34 warships 163 armed merchant vessels 30 Dutch flyboats 22 galleons 108 armed merchant vessels Casualties and losses 50–100 dead[1] ~400 wounded 6,000... Nikolai Cherkasov as Ivan the Terrible in Eisensteins film of the same name Faina Ranevskaya as Princess Staritskaya in Ivan The Terrible, Part I (1942) Ivan The Terrible was a film about Ivan IV of Russia in three parts made by Russian director Sergei Eisenstein. ... Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн) (January 23, 1898 – February 11, 1948) was a revolutionary Soviet Russian film director and film theorist noted in particular for his silent films Strike, Battleship Potemkin and Oktober. ... Ivan the Terrible redirects here. ... A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 film based on Robert Bolts play of the same name about Sir Thomas More. ... For the Elizabethan play, see Sir Thomas More (play). ... Kagemusha ) is a 1980 film by Akira Kurosawa. ... Combatants Takeda forces combined Oda-Tokugawa forces Commanders Takeda Katsuyori, Anayama Nobukimi, Takeda Nobukado, Takeda Nobutoyo Oda Nobunaga, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Okudaira Sadamasa Strength 15,000 38,000 Casualties 10,000 dead, incl. ... Raymond Andrew Winstone, Jr. ... Helena Bonham Carter (born May 26, 1966; surname: Bonham Carter) is a British actress renowned for her portrayal of pre- and early 20th century female characters, particularly in Merchant Ivory films. ... David Suchet OBE (born May 2, 1946) is an English actor best known for his television portrayal of Agatha Christies Hercule Poirot in the television series Agatha Christies Poirot. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image:Helen duke. ... Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (born July 26, 1945), is an English stage, television and film actress. ... Jeremy John Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Academy Award, Tony Award, Screen Actors Guild, two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... Ian McDiarmid (born August 11, 1944) is a Tony Award-winning Scottish actor born in Carnoustie. ... Cate Blanchett (born Catherine Élise Blanchett on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning Australian actress. ... Clive Owen (born October 3, 1964) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning critically acclaimed English actor, now a regular performer in Hollywood and independent American films. ... Cromwell is a 1970 film, based on the life of Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector of Great Britain. ... Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England into a republican Commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. ... Mary, Queen of Scrots is a 1971 biographical film which tells the story of the life of Queen Mary I of Scotland. ... Mary, Queen of Scots redirects here. ... The Last Valley is a 1970 historical film, set during the Thirty Years War in Europe. ... The victory of Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Breitenfeld (1631) The Thirty Years War was a conflict fought between the years 1618 and 1648, principally on the territory of todays Germany, but also involving most of the major continental powers. ... Queen Margot (Original French title La Reine Margot) is a 1994 French-German-Italian film, based on the 1845 historical novel Queen Margot by Alexandre Dumas. ... Painting by François Dubois (born about 1529, Amiens, Picardy) The St. ... For the 1996 film, see The Crucible (1996 film). ...

Films set in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Amadeus is a 1984 film directed by MiloÅ¡ Forman. ... Barry Lyndon (1975) is an award-winning period film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844) by William Makepeace Thackeray. ... French film poster for Beau Brummell Beau Brummell is a 1954 historical film made by MGM. It was directed by Curtis Bernhardt and produced by Sam Zimbalist from a screenplay by Karl Tunberg, based on the play, Beau Brummell, by Clyde Fitch. ... Brummell, engraved from a miniature portrait. ... For Italian director Federico Fellinis film of the same name see Fellinis Casanova Casanova is a 2005 comedy film directed by Lasse Hallström based on the life of Giacomo Casanova. ... Casanova redirects here. ... The Charge of the Light Brigade is the name of several movies that cover the disastrous attack known as the Charge of the Light Brigade that occurred during the Crimean War. ... For the poem about the charge, see The Charge of the Light Brigade (poem). ... The Four Feathers is a 1939 adventure film directed by Zoltan Korda, starring John Clements, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, C. Aubrey Smith. ... The Four Feathers is a 2002 drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, starring Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Djimon Hounsou and Kate Hudson. ... Gone with the Wind is a 1939 film adapted from Margaret Mitchells 1936 novel of the same name. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Glory is a 1989 Academy Award-winning drama based on the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment during the American Civil War. ... The Storming of Fort Wagner, the most famous battle fought by the 54th Massachusetts The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, an infantry regiment that fought in the American Civil War, was one of the first official black units in the United States armed forces. ... Lady Caroline Lamb is a 1972 film based on the life of the notorious Lady Caroline Lamb, lover of Lord Byron and wife of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne. ... Lady Caroline Lamb See also Lady Caroline Lamb (film) The Lady Caroline Lamb (13 November 1785–26 January 1828) was a novelist and British aristocrat, the only daughter of the 3rd Earl of Bessborough and Henrietta Ponsonby, Countess of Bessborough, with whom George IV fell in love. ... The Madness of King George is a 1994 film which tells the story of King George III of the United Kingdoms deteriorating mental health, and the equally declining relationship between him and his son, the Prince of Wales. ... George III redirects here. ... Marie Antoinette was a 1938 film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France and Archduchess of Austria (born November 1755 – executed 16 October 1793) Daughter of Maria Theresa of Austria, wife of Louis XVI and mother of Louis XVII. She was guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. ... Marie Antoinette is an American Academy Award-winning 2006 film written and directed by Sofia Coppola about the life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France. ... Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France and Archduchess of Austria (born November 1755 – executed 16 October 1793) Daughter of Maria Theresa of Austria, wife of Louis XVI and mother of Louis XVII. She was guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1997 films | Best Actress Oscar Nominee (film) ... Queen Victoria redirects here. ... This article refers to the servant of Queen Victoria. ... Mutiny on the Bounty, based on the 1932 novel by Charles Nordhoff, is a 1962 film starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard. ... For other uses, see Mutiny on the Bounty (disambiguation). ... Rob Roy is a movie that was released on April 7, 1995. ... Portrait engraving of Rob Roy circa 1820s Robert Roy MacGregor, (baptized March 7, 1671 – December 28, 1734) usually known simply as Rob Roy or alternately Red MacGregor, was a famous Scottish folk hero and outlaw of the early 18th century, who is sometimes known as the Scottish Robin Hood. ... Roots is a 1977 American television miniseries based on Alex Haleys work Roots: The Saga of an American Family, his critically acclaimed genealogical novel. ... Slave redirects here. ... The Scarlet Empress is a 1934 film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich as Catherine the Great. ... Catherine the Great redirects here. ... Waterloo was a Soviet-Italian film of 1970, directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. ... Combatants French Empire Seventh Coalition: United Kingdom Prussia United Netherlands Hanover Nassau Brunswick Commanders Napoleon Bonaparte, Michel Ney Duke of Wellington, Gebhard von Blücher Strength 73,000 67,000 Anglo-Allies 60,000 Prussian (48,000 engaged by about 18:00) Casualties 25,000 killed or wounded 7,000... Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, with Paul Bettany as Stephen Maturin. ... For other uses, see Sense and Sensibility (disambiguation). ... Becoming Jane is a Miramax film that was released in 2007. ... For films named Northanger Abbey, see Northanger Abbey (1986 film) or Northanger Abbey (2007 TV drama). ... Mansfield Park book cover Mansfield Park is a novel by Jane Austen. ... For other uses, see Emma (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Persuasion (disambiguation). ... This article is about the novel. ... North and South may refer to the following: North and South (novel), the general title of the trilogy of novels by John Jakes North and South (1854 novel), a 1854 novel by Elizabeth Gaskell North and South, a miniseries in three seasons based on John Jakess books North and... Daniel Deronda is a novel by George Eliot, first published in 1876. ... Bleak House is the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly parts between March 1852 and September 1853. ... The Aristocrats (also known as The Debonaires and The Sophisticates) is a joke which is alleged to have been told by numerous stand-up comedians since the vaudeville era, and often only among an audience of other comedians. ... Wives and Daughters is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, first published in the Cornhill Magazine as a serial from August 1864 to January 1866. ... David Copperfield is a quasi-autobiographical novel by Charles Dickens. ... He Knew He Was Right is a 1869 novel written by Anthony Trollope which describes the failure of a marriage caused by the unreasonable jealousy of a husband exacerbated by the stubbornness of a willful wife. ... This article is about the Victorian novel. ... For the town in New Zealand, see Middlemarch, New Zealand. ... Title-page to Vanity Fair, drawn by Thackeray, who furnished the illustrations for many of his earlier editions Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray that satirizes society in early 19th-century England. ... The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, the second and final novel by Anne Brontë. The novel frames itself as a letter from Gilbert Markham to his friend and brother in law (Halford) about the events leading to his meeting his wife. ... Berkeley Square in 1830. ... The Way We Live Now is a scathing satirical novel published in London in 1875 by the prolific Anthony Trollope, after a popular serialization. ... For the eponymous flower, see Scarlet pimpernel. ...

Films set in the early 20th Century

Anastasia is a 1956 film which tells the true story of a young, confused woman in France after the Russian Revolution who, backed by the Russian emigre community, attempts to pass herself off as Anastasia Nicolaievna Romanova, the daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. ... Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia (Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova, (Russian: (June 18 [O.S. June 5] 1901 — July 17, 1918), was the youngest daughter of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, and his wife Alexandra Fyodorovna. ... Anastasia Manahan, usually known as Anna Anderson [1] (c. ... The Battleship Potemkin (Russian: , ), sometimes rendered as The Battleship Potyomkin, is a 1925 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein and produced by Mosfilm. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Russian battleship Potemkin. ... Breaker Morant is a 1980 Australian feature film, directed by Bruce Beresford and starring British actor Edward Woodward in the title role. ... Harry Breaker Harbord Morant For the film of the same name, see Breaker Morant (film) Harry Breaker Harbord Morant (1864– 27 February 1902) was an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, poet, and soldier whose renowned skill with horses earned him the nickname The Breaker. Articulate, intelligent, and well-educated, he was... A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 film based on the 1974 book of the same name. ... Combatants  United Kingdom  United States  Canada  Poland  Germany Commanders Bernard Montgomery Brian Horrocks Roy Urquhart James M. Gavin Maxwell Taylor StanisÅ‚aw Sosabowski Walter Model Wilhelm Bittrich Kurt Student Strength 35,000 20,000 Casualties 11,377 dead, wounded or missing 6,946 British MIA 2,000 Killed 6,000... Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 Western film that tells the story of bank robber Butch Cassidy (played by Paul Newman) and his partner The Sundance Kid (played by Robert Redford). ... The Downfall (German: Der Untergang) is a 2004 German / Austrian film depicting the final ten days of Adolf Hitler in his Berlin bunker and Nazi Germany in 1945, written by Bernd Eichinger, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, and based upon the books: Inside Hitlers Bunker, by historian Joachim Fest; portions... Hitler redirects here. ... Evita is the movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webbers stage musical Evita, based on the life of Argentinas Eva Perón. ... Evitas image appeared on a wide variety of products, including stamps, coins, postcards and calendars. ... Marines raising the US flag on Iwo Jima in a publicity still from Flags of Our Fathers. ... Belligerents United States Empire of Japan Commanders Holland Smith Tadamichi Kuribayashi â€  Strength 110,000 21,000 Casualties and losses 6,821 dead 19,189 wounded,[1] 494 missing[1] Total: 26,504 20,703 dead,[1] 216 captured[1] Total: 20,919 The Battle of Iwo Jima took place between... Gandhi (1982) is a multi-award-winning biopic film about the life of Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi, who was a leader of the nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century. ... “Gandhi” redirects here. ... Judgment at Nuremberg (released in the UK as Judgement at Nuremberg) (1961) is a fictionalized film account of the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials, written by Abby Mann and directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift, Werner... For the 1947 Soviet film about the trials, see Nuremberg Trials (film). ... Letters from Iwo Jima ) is a 2006 Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning critically-acclaimed[1][2][3] war film whose cast includes Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya. ... Belligerents United States Empire of Japan Commanders Holland Smith Tadamichi Kuribayashi â€  Strength 110,000 21,000 Casualties and losses 6,821 dead 19,189 wounded,[1] 494 missing[1] Total: 26,504 20,703 dead,[1] 216 captured[1] Total: 20,919 The Battle of Iwo Jima took place between... The Longest Day is a 3-hour-long 1962 war film with a very large cast, based on the 1959 book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, during World War II. // The movie was adapted by Romain Gary, James... Land on Normandy In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named Michael Collins, see Michael Collins (disambiguation). ... A Night to Remember is a 1958 film adaptation of Walter Lords book of the same name, recounting the final night of the RMS Titanic. ... For other uses, see Titanic (disambiguation). ... Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 Academy-Award-winning film set in World War II, directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. ... Land on Normandy In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. ... This article is about the movie. ... Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was a Sudeten German industrialist credited with saving almost 1,200[1] Jews during the Holocaust, by having them work in his enamelware and ammunitions factories located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively. ... Sink the Bismarck! is a 1960 black-and-white war film based on the book The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck by C. S. Forester, and recounts the true story of the Royal Navys attempts to find and sink the famous German battleship during World War II. It... The German battleship Bismarck is one of the most famous warships of the Second World War. ... Titanic is a 1997 American romance film directed, written, produced and edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. ... For other uses, see Titanic (disambiguation). ... For the Melvinss album, see Tora Tora Tora (album) Tora! Tora! Tora! is a 1970 American-Japanese film that dramatizes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that unintentionally improved its effectiveness. ... This article is about the actual attack. ... Valkyrie is a 2008 historical thriller film directed by Bryan Singer and starring Tom Cruise. ... Claus von Stauffenberg The July 20 Plot was an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler, the dictator of Germany, on July 20, 1944. ... Young Winston is a 1972 film based on the early years of future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. ... Churchill redirects here. ... The Legend of Bagger Vance is a 1995 book by Steven Pressfield (ISBN 0-380-81744-6), transporting the story of the Bhagavad Gita to the world of Georgia in 1931. ...

Films set in the latter 20th Century

This article is about the 1976 film. ... Watergate redirects here. ... The Battle of Algiers (in Italian, La Battaglia di Algeri) is a 1965 black-and-white film directed by Gilles Pontecorvo. ... Combatants FLN (1954-62) MNA (1954-62) France (1954-62) FAF (1960-61) OAS (1961-62) Commanders Mostefa Benboulaïd Ferhat Abbas Hocine Aït Ahmed Ahmed Ben Bella Krim Belkacem Larbi Ben MHidi Rabah Bitat Mohamed Boudiaf Messali Hadj General Jacques Massu General Maurice Challe Bachaga Said Boualam... Blood Diamond is an Academy Award-nominated 2006 adventure/drama/thriller film. ... Combatants Government of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Army Kamajors / South African mercenaries Nigerian-led ECOMOG forces United Kingdom Revolutionary United Front Armed Forces Revolutionary Council West Side Boys Liberia Commanders Ahmad Tejan Kabbah Samuel Hinga Norman Valentine Strasser Solomon Musa David J. Richards Tony Blair Foday Sankoh Johnny Paul Koroma... Bloody Sunday is a 2002 television film about the 1972 Bloody Sunday shootings in Derry, Northern Ireland. ... // The Bogside area viewed from the city walls Bloody Sunday (Irish: Domhnach na Fola) is the term used to describe an incident in Derry[1], Northern Ireland, on 30 January 1972 in which 26 civil rights protesters were shot by members of the 1st Battalion of the British Parachute Regiment... Cry Freedom is a feature film directed by Richard Attenborough, set in the late 1970s, during the apartheid era of South Africa. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... The Doors is a 1991 film about Jim Morrison and The Doors. ... For the type of ammunition, see Full metal jacket bullet. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Gracie is a 2007 American sports/historical fiction film directed by Davis Guggenheim. ... Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, now known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in honor of its principal author, but more commonly known simply as Title IX, is a 76-word United States law enacted on June 23, 1972 that states: No person... Good Night, and Good Luck. ... Edward R. Ed Murrow (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American journalist and media figure. ... This article is about the 2006 film. ... CIA redirects here. ... Counter Intelligence A uk label started and owned by John Machielsen. ... Belligerents Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces Cuban exiles trained by the United States Commanders Fidel Castro José Ramón Fernández Ernesto Che Guevara Francisco Ciutat de Miguel John F. Kennedy Grayston Lynch Pepe San Roman Erneido Oliva Strength 15,000 1,511 Cuban exiles 2 CIA agents Casualties and losses... Hotel Rwanda is an historical drama film that shows the quiet heroism of one man, Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), during the Rwandan Genocide. ... The Rwandan Genocide was the systematic murder of the countrys Tutsi minority and the moderates of its Hutu majority, in 1994. ... The Killing Fields (1984) is an award-winning dramatic British film based on the experiences of the journalists Dith Pran, who survived the Khmer Rouge regime, Sydney Schanberg, and Jon Swain. ... Some of the Khmer Rouge leaders during their period in power. ... For the 2006 film adaptation of the novel, see The Last King of Scotland (film). ... Idi Amin Dada (mid-1920s[1]–16 August 2003) was an army officer and president of Uganda. ... This article is about the Vietnam War film. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the United States. ... Savior is a 1998 film starring Dennis Quaid, Stellan Skarsgård, Nastassja Kinski, and Natasa Ninkovic. ... Combatants Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Predominantly Bosniak) Army of Republika Srpska, Yugoslav Peoples Army, various paramilitary units from Serbia and Montenegro (Serbian) Croatian Defence Council, Croatian Army (Croatian) Commanders Alija Izetbegović (President of Bosnia and Herzegovina) Sefer Halilović (Army chief of staff 1992-1993) Rasim... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in the Latin alphabet, Југославија in Cyrillic; English: South Slavia, or literary The Land of South Slavs) describes three political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ... Sometimes In April is a narrative film (not a documentary) detailing the Rwandan Genocide that occurred during 1994. ... The Rwandan Genocide was the systematic murder of the countrys Tutsi minority and the moderates of its Hutu majority, in 1994. ... Z is a 1969 French language political thriller directed by Costa Gavras, with a screenplay by Gavras and Jorge Semprún, based on the novel of the same name by Vassilis Vassilikos. ... MP and Greek anti-fascist resistance icon Gregoris Lambrakis marching alone in the banned Marathon–Athens Peace Rally on Sunday April 21, 1963, one month before his assassination Gregoris Lambrakis (Γρηγόρης Λαμπράκης) (April 3, 1912–May 27, 1963) was a Greek politician, physician, and member of the faculty of the School of...

See also

In the performing arts, a period piece is a work set in a particular era. ... El Cid (1961) starring Charlton Heston, a movie with direct heritage to the Romantics, it helped mold popular perceptions of the Middle Ages in the middle 20th century. ...

External links

  • History on Film - A historian looks at how Hollywood has presented historical events in the movies.

 
 

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