Thursday, February 07, 2013

Top 13 Historical Films

Here's another top 13 movie list. This one is a list of my top 13 favorite movies that are classified as either biopics or historical films. They are listed in chronological order by year of release and I have included the director's name and a list of some of the main actors in the films.

1. Birth of the Beatles  (1979)
Director: Richard Marquand
Starring: Stephen MacKenna, Rod Culbertson, John Altman, Ray Ashcroft, Ryan Michael, Brian Jameson, David Nichols Wilkinson

2. JFK (1991)
Director: Olive Stone
Starring: Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Joe Pesci, Michael Rooker

3. Hoffa (1992)
Director: Danny DeVito
Starring: Jack Nicholason, Danny DeVito, J.T. Walsh, Armand Assante, John C. Reilly

4. Malcolm X  (1992)
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Christopher Plummer

5. Wyatt Earp (1994)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Starring: Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Bill Pullman, Mark Harmon, Michael Madsen, Tom Sizemore

6. Michael Collins  (1996)
Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Stephen Rea

7. Donnie Brasco  (1997)
Director: Mike Newell
Starring: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen

8. Walk the Line  (2005)
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Patrick

9. Pope John Paul II (2005)
Director: John Kent Harrison
Starring: John Voight, Cary Elwes, James Cromwell, Christopher Lee

10. Cinderella Man  (2005)
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti

11. Charlie Wilson's War  (2007)
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour-Hoffman, Julia Roberts

12. W.  (2008)
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, James Cromwell, Richard Dreyfuss

13. The Fighter (2010)
Director: David O. Russell
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams

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