Unknown Wars and rare historical Periodsby Pepper Baggins | created - 07 Apr 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Wars and historical epocs which are rarely to be found in films..Everybody knows about World War 2 or US Civil War.But this is a try to list the seldomly focussed parts of history.
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1. The Liberator (2013)
R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History
Simon Bolivar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander the Great. His army never conquered -- it liberated.
Votes: 4,450 | Gross: $0.11M
The south-american Revolutions between the end of the napoleonic wars and the mid-19th Century.In this case it is about Simon Bolivar,leader of many uprisings and successful Revolutions in South America.
2. Michael Collins (1996)
R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.
Votes: 26,832 | Gross: $11.09M
The Irish Easter Riots in Dublin in 1916,which led to the founding of the IRA and finally to the independence of Ireland.
3. Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla (2013)
R | 125 min | Drama, History, War
On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico.
Votes: 786 | Gross: $0.17M
This is about the French/Belgian intervention in the so called "Mexican Adventure" between 1861 and 1867
4. The King's Whore (1990)
R | 115 min | Drama, History, Romance
Set in the seventeenth century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.
The Age of Baroque,in itself seldom shown in movies.Here we have a scenery during the Spanish War of Succession from 1701 to 1714
5. Yurusarezaru mono (2013)
135 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Just as Clint Eastwood's star-making spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, Japanese-Korean filmmaker Sang-il Lee (Villain) has decided to ... See full summary »
The Meiji Era in Japan,from 1867 to World War One.
6. The Wind and the Lion (1975)
PG | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In early 20th century Morocco, a Sharif kidnaps an American woman and her children, forcing President Theodore Roosevelt to send in forces to conduct a rescue mission.
The German/French Inervention in Morocco in 1904,referring to the Pedecaris-Case,the Kidnapping of a US Citizen.
7. The Cut (I) (2014)
Not Rated | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.
Votes: 4,545 | Gross: $0.03M
The Armenian Genocide and tragedy,led by the Ottoman Empire in and after WWI
8. Lion of the Desert (1980)
PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Il Duce to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab ... See full summary »
The Italian Invasion of Libya in the 1920s
9. The Water Diviner (2014)
R | 111 min | Drama, History, War
An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.
Votes: 64,534 | Gross: $4.19M
May WWI be portrayed in Films very often,but here we see,in Addition,the Greek-Turkish War directly after the End of WWI
10. Die Seelen im Feuer (2014 TV Movie)
110 min | Drama
Bamberg 1630. The era of witch-hunting. The surgeon professor Cornelius (Mark Waschke) returns from Vienna, where he is a renowned physician, to his homeland. He is soon forced to face the ... See full summary »
The Thirty Years War in Europe,mainly in Germany,from 1618 to 1648
11. Coup de Grâce (1976)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, War
A countess' unrequited love for an army officer leads to disaster.
After the End of WWI polish and baltic troops tried to invade defeated Germany,but German Freikorps stopped them.
12. Das goldene Ufer (2015 TV Movie)
104 min | Romance
Vormärz in Germany: Gisela and Walther, a maid and a servant - a predestined path of life, which Gisela rebels against. Her free-thinking spirit puts her in great danger. Is Walther going to join her on this dangerous path?
German Vormärz between the End of Napoleonic Wars and the German Revolution of 1848
13. 55 Days at Peking (1963)
Unrated | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.
The Boxer Rebellion in Peking and parts of China in 1900
14. Alatriste (2006)
145 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars.
The 80 Years war,also called the Dutch Rebellion between 1580 and 1648,the Struggle for Dutch independence
15. O Theos agapaei to haviari (2012)
TV-14 | 101 min | Adventure, Biography, History
God Loves Caviar is the compelling story of IOANNIS VARVAKIS, and his journey from humble Greek pirate to international caviar millionaire, with the ear of Catherine the Great of Russia. ... See full summary »
The Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire in the 1820s.
16. Black Robe (1991)
R | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A young Jesuit priest seeks to convert the Indian tribes in Canada while also trying to survive the harsh winter.
Votes: 5,820 | Gross: $8.21M
The Christianization of the North American Indians in th 17th Century
17. Der stille Berg (2014)
Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A young Austrian soldier in World War I fights his way through the Alps to rescue his first love and escape the impending explosion that will rock the mountain.
In the often inscened WWI the South Austrian/North Italian Alpes-Front in the Dolomites is rarely the Subject.But here it is.
18. Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014)
108 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A survivor of the Great Siege of Rochester Castle fights to save his clan from Celtic raiders. A sequel to the 2011 film, "Ironclad."
Focuses on the Scottish Border-Reivers against the English Occupation in 15th and 16th Century.
19. Das Spinnennetz (1989)
196 min | Drama
Ulrich Mühe plays a German businessman who was born completely without scruples. This makes him an eminently suitable candidate for success in the chaotic years after World War I. The ... See full summary »
The German Freikorps,Revolution and the so called Republic of Weimar between WWI End and WWII Start.
20. A Royal Affair (2012)
R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History
A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.
Votes: 39,624 | Gross: $1.55M
The Danish Royal Court and the Danish occupied Northern Germany in late 18th Century.
21. Sauna (2008)
Unrated | 83 min | Horror
As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey.
The Russo-Finnish War in the 16th Century.
22. Flukt (2012)
Not Rated | 78 min | Action, History, Thriller
Signe, spared from death to produce a child, befriends a little girl, Frigg, and escapes from the camp.
May there be a lot of Films on the Medieval Age,but surely not about Scandinavian Middle-Ages,like this one.
23. Dolce far niente (1998)
119 min | Comedy, Drama
This movie depicts the two years that young Stendhal spent in Italy. Stendhal, that time still known simply as Henri Beyle, is living the life of a wanderer, looking for a direction in his ... See full summary »
The chaotic political circumstances in the post-napoleonic Duchies,Countdoms and Baronies of Italy.
24. The Day of the Siege: September Eleven 1683 (2012)
R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In the summer of 1683, 300,000 warriors of the Ottoman Empire began the siege of Vienna. The fall of the city would have opened the way to conquer Europe. On September 11. was the main battle between the Polish cavalry and the Turks.
The Ottoman Siege of Vienna in 1683
25. Utu (1984)
R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1870, a Maori warrior working with the British finds his village massacred, and vows revenge.
The Maori Rebellion in New Zealand in mid-1860s
26. Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)
150 min | Biography, Drama, History
This is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule.
Votes: 8,400 | Gross: $0.87M
The Indian Mutiny against the British Occupants in 1857
27. 1864 (2014)
460 min | Drama, Fantasy, History
When Prussia and Austria declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Prussia's and Austria's War against Denmark in 1864
28. Turetskiy gambit (2005)
208 min | War, Action, Adventure
The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the ... See full summary »
The Russo-Turkish War in 1877
29. Blackthorn (2011)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Western
In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorn) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.
Votes: 8,299 | Gross: $0.20M
Uprisings and Crime in Bolivia in the 1920s
30. Djinns (2010)
103 min | Horror, Mystery
A platoon of French soldiers on a rescue mission in North Africa confront invisible evil creatures.
The French Algerian War in the 1950s and 60s
31. Fetih 1453 (2012)
Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama, History
After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do - conquer Constantinople.
Votes: 53,960 | Gross: $0.07M
The Fall of Constantinople by the Ottomans in 1453
32. Dracula Untold (2014)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.
Votes: 159,550 | Gross: $56.28M
Besides all the Vampire-thing this film deals with the Ottoman Invasion of Transsylvania and Wallachya in the 15th Century.
33. Käsky (2008)
115 min | Drama, Romance, War
There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Civial War in Finland after WWI
34. The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.
Votes: 5,210 | Gross: $1.88M
French Age of Romantic and the Secret Service Acitivities of Austria in the 1830s
35. Das ewige Lied (1997 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
A divided village is what country priest Joseph Mohr finds when he arrives at his new parish: a village cut in half by a river that forms a political and more importantly, a social border. ... See full summary »
The Bavarian-Austrian Border in the years after Napoleon Bonaparte
36. Schlafes Bruder (1995)
R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance
In the beginning of the 19th century, Johannes Elias Alder is born in a small village in the Austrian mountains. While growing up he is considered strange by the other villagers and ... See full summary »
The Bavarian Alps during Napoleon's Reign.
37. A Dangerous Method (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.
Votes: 90,570 | Gross: $5.70M
Swiss in the early 20th Century
38. Peter the Great (1986)
371 min | Biography, Drama, History
This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the ... See full summary »
The Russo-Swedish War(called "Great" oder "First" Nordic War)at the Beginning of the 18th Century.
39. Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
R | 111 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss Professor, abandons his lectures and buttoned-down life to embark on a thrilling adventure that will take him on a journey to the very heart of himself.
The Fascist/Militarist Dictatorship in Portugal in the 1970s.
40. Les caprices d'un fleuve (1996)
111 min | Adventure, Drama
In 1785, Jean-Franois de la Plaine is appointed by the King governor in West Africa, in a period when slavery was the rule.
The French in Northern Africa in mid-18th Century
41. De Troon (2010)
Drama, History, Romance
Fate proved even more fickle in the post-feudal era for the Orange-Nassau family on the Dutch royal throne (all styled Willem, 'William') then for its realm. After exile in the French ... See full summary »
Rise and Fall of the Dutch Throne in 18th and 19th Century.
42. Night Sun (1990)
Unrated | 113 min | Drama, Romance
Young nobleman Baron Sergio Giuramondo, after discovering that his bride-to-be was the king's mistress, leaves Naples in disgust to become a monk. But his quest for perfect solitude is ... See full summary »
The Kingdom of Naples in early 18th Century.
43. La veuve de Saint-Pierre (2000)
R | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance
In a small French colony, a drunken man kills someone. While a guillotine is being shipped in, he changes, becoming a good and popular man.
Votes: 5,045 | Gross: $3.06M
French Canada in mid-1840s
44. Eleni (1985)
PG | 114 min | Drama, War
Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,156 | Gross: $0.31M
Greek Civil War after the end of WWII
45. The Painted Veil (2006)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance
A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Votes: 84,037 | Gross: $8.06M
Chinese Civil War in the 1920s
46. The Sand Pebbles (1966)
PG-13 | 182 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In 1926, an US naval engineer gets assigned to a gunboat on a rescue mission in war-torn China.
A US gunboat makes its way through Civil War ridden Chinese Provinces in the 1930s
47. In Pursuit of Honor (1995 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Western
A group of cavalry men defy orders to destroy hundreds of army horses. Having disobeyed a direct order, the men are pursued by the military, but now the bullets aren't just aimed at the ... See full summary »
Inside the US-Cavalry during the early 1930s
48. I Am Dina (2002)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the ... See full summary »
The Kingdom of Norway in the early 19th Century
49. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, History, War
In 1854, during the Crimean War, poor planning leads to a British Light Brigade openly charging a Russian artillery position with tragic consequences.
The Crimean War between England,France and Sardinia on the one,Russia on the opposing side;1854-1856