The Oscars last night got me thinking about historical movies. In the 2013 vintage, four out of nine movies nominated for Best Pictures were historical: Argo, Django Unchained, Les Misérables and Lincoln.
History movies rock.
What’s your favorite?
THE TOP TEN BEST HISTORICAL MOVIES
I looked for an official list of best history movies on google. I found too many. But a few movies rose to the top.
#1. Schindler’s List
#3. Saving Private Ryan
#5. The Last of the Mohicans
Those five movies consistently made every list. The next four are older but unforgettable.
#6. Ben Hur
#8. Gone With The Wind
#9. Lawrence of Arabia
I reserve the last spot for one of my favorite. It’s French, there’s suspense and mystery, great fight scenes and a fiery heroine. And the hero looks like my protagonist Jason in The French Way. Interesting fact: if you watch Iron Chef America, you might recognize the Chairman in the movie.
#10. Brotherhood of the Wolf
What’s your favorite historical movie? Share in the comment section. And please enjoy this trailer from Brotherhood of the Wolf: