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War History Movies

1. Gladiator

IMDB: When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor’s corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: David Franzoni (story), David Franzoni (screenplay)
Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen

I like warrior movies and Gladiator is one of my favorites in this category. It is a story of the Roman general who becomes a Gladiator. A good story, good action and brilliant acting.

2. Troy

IMDB: An adaptation of Homer’s great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Writers: Homer (poem), David Benioff (screenplay)
Stars: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom

Based on the Homer’s epic, this is a story of the destruction of the city called Troy and the story of the legendary warrior Achilles. The youngest prince of Troy, steals the beautiful wife Helen of Greece and marries her. This war is an outcome of this treachery. Full of ancient fight and is good to watch.

3. 300 – Rise of an Empire

IMDB: Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Director: Noam Murro
Writers: Zack Snyder (screenplay), Kurt Johnstad (screenplay)
Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey

This is an efficiently picturized movie which gives a feel of Animation in it. The best thing I like about this movie is the dialogues of warriors and the king of Sparta. A tale of a war, the warriors who gave their lives, treachery and myth.

4. Braveheart

IMDB: William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace’s father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.

Director: Mel Gibson
Writer: Randall Wallace
Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan

It is a story of Freedom against the tyranny of the English rulers. The movie is pretty long but has all the elements that comes to war anywhere in the world. Uprising, revolt, tyranny, lost loved ones, warriors and traitors- this movie has it all.

To be continued…