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Old 08-18-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Lawrence of Arabia
GWTW
Barry Lyndon
Das Boot
The Patriot
Tora Tora Tora
Midway
Paths of Glory
A Man for all Seasons
A Passage to India
Out of Africa
Dr Zhivago
The Last Emperor
the series of movies based on the novels of Jane Austin (I have my favorite versions)

I love history, any period and I love movies that are period pieces that are well done. Just a few of my picks......<s>
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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The Bridge on the River Kwai
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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From my younger days:
Sink the Bismark
Zulu


Ghandi, Braveheart, and Last of the Mohicans are more recent.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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Definitely Gone with the Wind.
I don't know if you consider this historic, but I also
loved the original Out of Towners, with Jack Lemon.
When he got out his little pad and pencil and would ask
"What's your name" and write it down. LOL.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Patton
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Our main focus seems to be on war related films and it struck me that "Eight Men Out" is among the finest historical films I've seen. As was "Tombstone."
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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black hawk down


Black Hawk Down (2001) - Official Trailer [HD] - YouTube

In case somebody question if this movie is a historical movie, check out this list

IMDb: Best Historical Movies - a list by Ragabzidann
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:08 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Empire of the sun
Saving Private Ryan
Dances with wolves (I know there are some historical myths in this )
Schindlers List
Micheal Collins is also a fave



On a side note the lincoln movie was so boring and I almost fell asleep a couple of times .
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:25 AM
 
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Inaccuracies allowed? Troy.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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The Lion in Winter (1968)

The trailer:
The Lion In Winter (1968) - Trailer - YouTube

Love the incredible dialogue, the acting (and over-acting), the sets, and especially the music. Who knows if this particular story is close to the truth, but Eleanor of Aquitaine was certainly one of history's most amazing women. Just for starters, how many women born in the 10th century lived to be at least 80, in spite of having gone on a Crusade? Not to mention, she was married to a King of France AND a King of England. The movie, based on a play by James Goldman, is about the latter part of her second marriage.

For my money, Katharine Hepburn has one of the greatest screen entrances of all time in this movie. (The boat should have won the Oscar.)
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