Epic Historical Movies to see

The Alamo (2004)

Dir: John Lee Hancock

Stars: Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Emilio Echevarria, Jason Patric

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.

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Hidalgo (2004)

Dir: Joe Johnston

Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Zuleikha Robinson, Louise Lombard

In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.

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Gods and Generals (2003)

Dir: Ronald F. Maxwell

Stars: Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels, Donzaleigh Abernathy

The rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863. Prequel to the 1993 classic “Gettysburg”.

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Django Unchained (2012)

Dir: Quentin Tarantino

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

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The Last Samurai (2003)

Dir: Edward Zwick

Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

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The New World (2005)

Dir: Terrence Malick

Stars: Colin Farrell, Q’orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

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Lincoln (2012)

Dir: Steven Spielberg

Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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.

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