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Historically accurate, glorious cinematography and explores the minds of the opposing leaders, Napoleon and Wellington.
Lawrence of Arabia
“The Pacific”... a series though.
Lawrence of Arabia is great. Saw it as a kid in the early 60s.
Gallipoli- with Mel Gibson and Mark Lee ( who makes Gibson look like an amateur ).
Best Australian film ever.
Speaking of Australian historical movies, there's also Breaker Morant, the Australian Paths of Glory.
Documentaries on historical events
The Kings Speech
The Right Stuff
I recently watched a Tom Hanks movie, Wolfpack (Netflix) that was excellent and based on historical fact. Came across an hour long documentary on this history as well that gave much more in-depth information on the German U-boat attacks in the Atlantic. A classic from the German perspective is the movie Das Boot.
Was Gungadin a true story?
"Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific" are both awesome HBO series...highly recommend
"The Great Escape"
The movie that hasn't been made that absolutely should have been is the story of Ernest Shackleton and the failed expedition aboard the ship "Endurance". That remains the greatest story not to be seen on the big screen.
No. It was a poem by Kipling.
Thanks, I’ll look for it. I watch Das Boot every time it comes on.
I have the book of pictures from The Endurance. There is a mini-series starring Kenneth Branagh, called Shackleton, that’s quite good.
I looked up Gallipoli and found another historical movie directed by Peter Weir, called The Way Back.
Agreed. Incredible story. I got same/similar book at an exhibition I saw while visiting Scotland about 10 years that was all about Shackleton and the Endurance. Definitely worth looking into if you enjoy history.
How about a brilliant WWII movie that doesn't get enough credit? Of course, it's based on the best author of WWII novels, James Jones. It's on par with Patton!
Here are 2 great movies I was able to see when I was maybe 7 or 8 when we were stationed overseas...First movies I ever saw that had an intermission break..