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Old 11-16-09, 07:53 PM
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Historical Movie Recommendations?

I just found out I will be teaching a History vs. Hollywood class and wanted to see what you thought are some good movies that are mostly based on historical truth. They can also be fictionalized, but have groundings in some accuracy.

These movies need to cater to HS kids 10<sup>th</sup> - 12<sup>th</sup> grade. 'R' rated is ok, but not ultra-hard.

Also, want groups of similar themed movies (WW II, Government, WW I, Terrorism, etc.)

Some movies that I know have been shown or will be shown:
Mississippi Burning
We Were Soldiers
The Last King of Scotland
Thirteen Days
Braveheart
Gladiator


Thanks in advance for suggestions.
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Re: Historical Movie Recommendations?

anyone???

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Re: Historical Movie Recommendations?

John Adams is supposed to be excellent.

Info here:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472027/

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Re: Historical Movie Recommendations?

Here's a few I've seen recently and liked:

Heavens Fall (2006)
Windtalkers (2002)
Mongol (2007)
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Frost/Nixon (2008)
House of Saddam (2008) miniseries
Cromwell (1970) great film, but I've heard it's not too accurate
The Deal (2003)

And a few I saw when I was in high school:

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The Miracle Worker (1962)
Roots (1977) miniseries
Andersonville (1996)
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Re: Historical Movie Recommendations?

Spartacus (1960) - based on a real slave rebellion in Ancient Rome

The Longest Day (1962) - depicts the D-Day invasion of WWII and has a good level of historic accuracy

(And both feature a number of mega-superstars that the kids won't have a clue as to who they are)

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