Historical Dramas

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1.
Australia (2008)
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Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand. (165 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ Sweeping in nature and beautifully filmed. The young man who plays the Aboriginal half breed is wonderful in the role. Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman don't disappoint. ” - kenneth-baran
 
2.
J. Edgar (2011)
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J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life. (137 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Leonardo Di Caprio is a truly reliable actor and is in a couple movies in this list. He literally becomes J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwoods well done biopic. ” - kenneth-baran
 
3.
The Conspirator (2010)
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Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life. (122 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
“ This well done drama deals with the aftermath of the assassination of President Lincoln and the trial of those who were eventually found guilty of conspiring to kill the President of the United States. ” - kenneth-baran
 
4.
Frost/Nixon (2008)
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A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon. (122 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Well done film covering the interviews by David Frost of President Nixon after his resignation. Covers the Watergate scandal and how Nixon really saw himself. ” - kenneth-baran
 
5.
Amelia (2009)
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A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world. (111 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
“ Drama about the famous aviatrix who disappeared over 75 years ago. ” - kenneth-baran
 
6.
Titanic (1997)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Biggest box office film until Avatar, re-released recently in 3 D, some of the best special effects showing how it was felt the Titanic went down although recent research has changed some of what is depicted. ” - kenneth-baran
 
7.
The Aviator (2004)
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A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. (170 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Martin Scorcese's brilliant biopic about Howard Hughes stars DiCaprio in another historical drama. Among my favorites of the genre. ” - kenneth-baran
 
8.
Bobby (2006)
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The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, and 22 people in the hotel whose lives were never the same. (117 mins.)
Director: Emilio Estevez
“ Set during the primary elections in California in 1968 and ending in the assassination of Bobby Kennedy who was the likely Democratic candidate in the upcoming presidential election. There are several well done stories acted by some top actors with an excellent soundtrack. ” - kenneth-baran
 
9.
The Alamo (1960)
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A small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas. (167 mins.)
Director: John Wayne
“ John Wayne's dream and among the best film showcasing Texas' fight for independence from Mexico's tyranical leader Santa Anna. Some of the history is wrong but the film is quite well done. ” - kenneth-baran
 
10.
The Alamo (2004)
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Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. (137 mins.)
“ 44 years after John Wayne's movie comes yet another attempt to tell the tale of how Texas won its independence. More historically accurate telling with a little artistic license just as in the 1960 version. Takes you from the fall of the Alamo to the victory at San Jacinto. ” - kenneth-baran
 
11.
Pearl Harbor (2001)
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Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ Some of the best special effects showing the attack on the famous military base. Could have done without the overly long romance and Ben Affleck basically winning the war single handedly but a decent film none the less. ” - kenneth-baran
 
12.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen. (144 mins.)
“ Filmed almost like a documentary this movie depicts both US and Japanese perspectives of the attack that brought the US into WW II. ” - kenneth-baran
 
13.
The Longest Day (1962)
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The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view. (178 mins.)
“ This movie is done similarly to Tora, Tora, Tora, showing both sides of the Normandy invasion that led the way to the Allies ultimate victory over the Axis. ” - kenneth-baran
 
14.
The Untouchables (1987)
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Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team. (119 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Kevin Costner is Elliott Ness and Robert Deniro is Al Capone in a well done film that does take dramatic license but enjoyable. ” - kenneth-baran
 
15.
Public Enemies (2009)
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The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. (140 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ Like the Untouchables this movie takes some dramatic license but is well done. The era depicted in this movie and the previously noted film is a fascinating time in the US and likely to bring about many more films in the future. ” - kenneth-baran
 
16.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
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When the government agency fails to deliver even the meager supplies due by treaty to the proud Cheyenne tribe in their barren desert reserve... (154 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ John Ford depicts the harsh treatment of the Cheyenne and how they tried to get back to their home so as to live in dignity. Unusual film for the time as it is a sympathetic look at the plight of the native Americans. ” - kenneth-baran
 
17.
Tombstone (1993)
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A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating. (130 mins.)
“ The gunfight at the OK Corral is depicted numerous times in many classic films but none as enjoyably as this film. ” - kenneth-baran
 
18.
Wyatt Earp (1994)
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Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals. (191 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ Overshadowed by the much more popular Tombstone, this little gem depicts, with a little more accuracy, the life of the titular character including before his arrival in Tombstone and his doomed first marriage. ” - kenneth-baran
 
19.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. (160 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ Well done film covers the death of the titular character at the hands of associate and trusted friend Robert Ford. Brad Pitt plays Jesse James in a great film. ” - kenneth-baran
 
20.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ Epic telling of how T.E. Lawrence is able to get the Arabian's who are fighting mostly among themselves to form together to defend their country. ” - kenneth-baran
 
21.
Munich (2005)
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Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day. (164 mins.)
“ Steven Spielberg tells the tragic story of the Isreali athletes and those who were brought in to avenge their deaths. ” - kenneth-baran
 
22.
Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Johnny Cash is played by Joaquin Phoenix in a very well done biopic. Reese Witherspoon won the best actress Oscar for her portrayal of June Carter. ” - kenneth-baran
 
23.
Flyboys (2006)
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The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots. (140 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
“ Depicts the birth of aerial combat in WW I. Great special effects and well written story about the daring young men in their flying machines who laid the groundwork for what is now the norm in any military. ” - kenneth-baran
 
24.
Defiance (2008)
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Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants. (137 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ Another little known film that shows the actions of those who stood up to tyranny in war time. ” - kenneth-baran
 
25.
Men of Honor (2000)
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The story of Carl Brashear, the first African American, then also the first amputee, US Navy Diver and the man who trained him. (129 mins.)
“ Cuba Gooding Jr plays Carl Brashear, an African-American diver at a time when that was unheard of. He not only overcomes the inherent racism of the day but the loss of his leg to go on to prove the will of the man is stronger in some than others. ” - kenneth-baran
 
26.
Red Tails (2012)
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A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard. (125 mins.)
“ Well done film set in WW II depicting the first African-American aerial combat unit to serve in the war. The most impressive part of this is the low casualty rate in the unit. ” - kenneth-baran
 
27.
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
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The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Clint Eastwood directs another well done film set in WW II depicting the lives of the men who raised the flag on Mt Surabachi and the aftermath of the fame garnered by them for their actions. ” - kenneth-baran
 
28.
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
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The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Filmed back to back with his other film, Flags of Our Fathers, this movie depicts the battle for Iwo Jima from the Japanese perspective. ” - kenneth-baran
 
29.
Valkyrie (2008)
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A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II. (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ Depiction of an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler, had the briefcase not been moved the war may perhaps have ended sooner than it did. Does a good job of showing the heroism of those German soldiers who realized that Hitler was dooming their country. ” - kenneth-baran
 
30.
Secretariat (2010)
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Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown. (123 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
“ Moving film showcasing the race horse that won the Triple Crown and did so in record breaking time. A woman owner at a time when that was unheard of and a trainer that many considered out of place makes for a great drama. ” - kenneth-baran
 
31.
Seabiscuit (2003)
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True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation. (140 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ During the Great Depression many had nothing to look forward to with the exception of a horse, his trainer, the jockey and owner who gave hope to the hopeless. ” - kenneth-baran
 
32.
Apollo 13 (1995)
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NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. (140 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Ron Howard directs Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise in a film depicting the doomed spacecraft and the heroism displayed by those committed to bringing the astronauts back to earth when it looked to be impossible. ” - kenneth-baran
 
33.
The Newton Boys (1998)
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The story of the Newton gang, the most successful bank robbers in history, owing to their good planning and minimal violence. (113 mins.)
“ Another little known film depicting 3 brothers from Texas and their explosives expert cohort as they rob banks across the middle of the US. ” - kenneth-baran
 
34.
The Good Shepherd (2006)
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The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life. (167 mins.)
Director: Robert De Niro
“ Film showcasing the creation of the CIA starting before WW II and including the Bay of Pigs. ” - kenneth-baran
 
35.
The Great Raid (2005)
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Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them. (132 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
“ Still the most successful rescue mission in US Military history this film showcases the daring raid behind enemy lines to save the 500+ men held prisoner in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. ” - kenneth-baran
 
36.
PT 109 (1963)
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During WW2, Lieut. John F. Kennedy takes command of PT 109 to fight the Japanese in the Solomon Islands. (140 mins.)
“ Depiction of President John F Kennedy and his heroism in saving the lives of his crew after their PT boat was hit by a Japanese battle ship. ” - kenneth-baran
 
37.
The Final Season (2007)
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Kent Stock disrupts his life to become coach of the Norway High School baseball team and try to lead them to victory. (119 mins.)
“ This film depicts a high school baseball team playing their final season before the school is merged with another in the name of budget cutting. ” - kenneth-baran
 
38.
61* (2001 TV Movie)
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Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. (129 mins.)
Director: Billy Crystal
“ TV movie depicting the race for the home run record. ” - kenneth-baran
 
39.
Coach Carter (2005)
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Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him. (136 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
“ Samuel L. Jackson plays the title character in this film depicting the true story of a man who returns to his alma mater to coach the high school basketball team and instill a sense of pride in the players. ” - kenneth-baran
 
40.
Glory Road (2006)
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In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship. (118 mins.)
Director: James Gartner
“ Well done film shows the Texas Western University (Now University of Texas-El Paso) basketball team that wins the national championship and the respect of many. ” - kenneth-baran
 
41.
The Fighter (2010)
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A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s. (116 mins.)
“ This biopic shows us the true story of 2 brothers whose rise to success takes many twists and turns. All around characterization in this movie is extremely well done. ” - kenneth-baran
 
42.
Cinderella Man (2005)
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The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s. (144 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Boxing legend Max Baer Sr meets his match in the form of Jim Braddock played by Russell Crowe in a touching drama from Ron Howard. ” - kenneth-baran
 
43.
Miracle (2004)
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Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. (135 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
“ Tale of the US ice hockey team that despite overwhelming odds against it beat the heavily favored Soviet team in the 1980 winter Olympics. ” - kenneth-baran
 
44.
The Rookie (2002)
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A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs. (127 mins.)
“ Deep in football country, otherwise known as west Texas, Jim Morris has to make good on a bet with his high school team that he will try out for a major league program. Never dreaming he would make it, this film proves that sometimes dreams do come true. ” - kenneth-baran
 
45.
We Are Marshall (2006)
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When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive. (131 mins.)
Director: McG
“ Heartbreaking true story of the football program that died in a plane crash and how a new coach was able to help bring the program up from the ashes. ” - kenneth-baran
 
46.
The Express (2008)
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A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. (130 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
“ Depicts the story of the first African-American to win the coveted Heisman trophy. The movie does take a lot of artistic license in an attempt to increase the dramatic elements which is not needed in my opinion. Serves as a pretty good lesson about what racism looked like when Ernie Davis was playing the game of football. ” - kenneth-baran
 
47.
Remember the Titans (2000)
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The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. (113 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
“ Denzel Washington plays coach Herman Boone who replaces the current football coach at a newly desegregated high school in 1971. Excellent history based drama that will entertain and educate as well. ” - kenneth-baran
 
48.
Friday Night Lights (2004)
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Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ Based on the novel of the same name this file dramatizes the life of a West Texas high school football player and the pressures affiliated with trying to win the state title in a state that considers football a religion. ” - kenneth-baran
 
49.
Gridiron Gang (2006)
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Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together. (125 mins.)
Director: Phil Joanou
“ Dwayne Johnson portrays coach Sean Porter who coaches a team consisting of juvenile delinquints spending time in jail for crimes they've committed. Inspiring story of just how one man can turn a lost life into something to remember. ” - kenneth-baran
 
50.
Invincible (2006)
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Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976. (105 mins.)
Director: Ericson Core
“ Mark Wahlberg portrays Vince Papale in the true story of how the Philadelphia Eagles had open tryouts and the one player who made the team. ” - kenneth-baran
 
51.
The Blind Side (2009)
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The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. (129 mins.)
“ Inspiring true story of how a young man living in the streets ends up at a majory university and then the NFL. ” - kenneth-baran
 
52.
Rudy (1993)
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Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame. (114 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
“ Notre Dame football, a tradition many consider a religion itself is the setting for this true story of how Rudy becomes a member of the Fighting Irish football team. ” - kenneth-baran
 
53.
Moneyball (2011)
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Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. (133 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
“ Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane who with a limited budget and a decimated team turns to a computer geek played by Jonah Hill to try to rebuild his program and make it to the final game of the season. ” - kenneth-baran
 
54.
Lawless (2012)
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Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits. (116 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
“ Graphic depiction of moonshiners as they fight to keep their revenue source and way of life going during prohibition. I am a fan of the era in which this film is set and the costuming and hairstyles of the era are accurately portrayed. Well worth watching and adding to your collection. ” - kenneth-baran
 
55.
Lincoln (2012)
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As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
“ This film does an excellent job of documenting what it took to get the 13th amendment, banning slavery, passed. Daniel Day Lewis does an excellent job portraying the president and earned an Academy Award for his efforts. Well done drama has earned a place in my favorite movies list. ” - kenneth-baran
 
56.
Gangster Squad (2013)
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It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city. (113 mins.)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
“ Nice period piece about the fight to keep gangsters from taking over Los Angeles. ” - kenneth-baran
 
57.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. (157 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ Another well done drama depicting the hunt for Osama Bin Laden and bringing him to justice for master minding the 911 attacks on the US. ” - kenneth-baran
 
58.
Argo (2012)
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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ Previously top secret story about the rescue of US hostages with the aide of Canada. Well done however would have benefitted by showing more of Canada's involvement. ” - kenneth-baran
 
59.
Captain Phillips (2013)
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The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. (134 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
60.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
61.
Son of God (2014)
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The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. (138 mins.)