Protect Democracy & Expose Western Liberal Democracy


In order to understand local, regional and international events and read the underlying trends it is very important to have some knowledge of modern time history starting from A.D. 1500. Studying history is normally too serious and difficult for the majority of people. That is why I suggest here a proposal of establishing a Modern History Awareness Film Program. It is simply about broadcasting or displaying historical films. It might also include discussing the facts and fictions of these movies.

This program is a viable and profitable small business. It is also entertaining and useful. All what needed are: fast internet connection; time; commitment; very little capital; and a marketing strategy. A lot of historical films are now available on the Internet for free downloading. Some government departments; civil societies; and private enterprises could be encouraged to assist and participate in this program for mutual interests.

Let me provide here a list of many main titles covering modern history since A.D. 1500; that is from the early beginning of Modern Time (Title; Year of release; Period; Historic setting):

Many further titles could be found at:
http://www.vernonjohns.org/snuffy1186/movies.html#V

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_historical_drama_films

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbookmovies.asp

1. Luther 2003 1505-1530 Martin Luther
2. Princes in the Tower 2005 1490s the trial of Perkin Warbeck, who claimed to be Prince Richard, rightful heir to the throne before his untimely death in the Tower as a child
3. Christopher Columbus 1985 1492 the discovery and conquest of the New World by Christopher Columbus
4. Christopher Columbus: The Discovery 1992 1492 the discovery and conquest of the New World by Christopher Columbus
5. 1492: Conquest of Paradise 1992 1492–1506 the discovery and conquest of the New World by Christopher Columbus
6. Los Borgia 2006 1492–1503 the family life and papacy of Rodrigo Borgia, widely considered being the epitome of papal corruption of the era
7. The Agony and the Ecstasy 1965 1508–1512 the painting of the Sistine Chapel
8. Henry VIII and His Six Wives 1972 1509–1547 Henry VIII of England
9. The Private Life of Henry VIII 1933 1509–1547 Henry VIII of England
10. Henry VIII 2003 1509–1547 Henry VIII of England

11. The Tudors 2007–2010 1509–1547 Henry VIII of England
12. The Other Conquest 1998 1521 Mexico, depicting the secret adherence to traditional religious beliefs of the converted Aztec survivors
13. Vasco da Gama 2011 1524 History of Portuguese Empire, depicting a young Indian who tried to kill Vasco da Gama.
14. Wara Wara 1930 16th century romance set at the time of the Spanish conquest of Bolivia
15. Apocalypto 2006 16th century Yucatan, Mexico, the declining period of the Maya civilization
16. The Headsman 2005 ca. 1525 an executioner in Tyrol (part of the Holy Roman Empire)
17. A Man for All Seasons 1966 1525–1535 Thomas More
18. Anne of the Thousand Days 1969 1525–1536 Anne Boleyn, Queen Consort of King Henry VIII and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I
19. The Other Boleyn Girl 2008 1525–1536 Anne and Mary Boleyn
20. Ivan the Terrible 1944, 1958 1530–1584 two-part film about Ivan IV of Russia

21. The Royal Hunt of the Sun 1969 1532 Pizarro’s capture of Atahualpa
22. Young Bess 1953 1535–1558 from the death of Anne Boleyn to the coronation of Elizabeth I of England
23. Mary of Scotland 1936 1542–1587 Mary, Queen of Scots
24. Mary, Queen of Scots 1971 1542–1587 Mary, Queen of Scots
25. Gunpowder, Treason & Plot 2004 1542–1625 the reigns of Mary, Queen of Scots and her son James I of England
26. The Return of Martin Guerre 1982 1548–1588 France – a true case of late medieval identity theft
27. Lady Jane 1986 1553 about Lady Jane Grey, the uncrowned queen regnant of the Kingdom of England for nine days
28. The Virgin Queen 2005 1558–1603 the reign of Elizabeth I of England
29. Elizabeth R 1971 1558–1603 The reign of Elizabeth I of England
30. Elizabeth 1998 1558-15?? The early reign of Elizabeth I of England

31. Aguirre, the Wrath of God 1972 1560 Lope de Aguirre’s ill-fated expedition down the Amazon
32. La Reine Margot 1994 1572 France during the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre
33. Elizabeth I 2005 1578–1603 the last 25 years of Elizabeth I of England’s reign
34. Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 1585–1590 the Spanish Armada
35. Fire Over England 1937 1588 the Spanish Armada
36. Jodhaa Akbar 2008 1542–1605 based on the romance between Akbar and Jodhabai
37. Mihai Viteazul 1970 1593–1601 Michael the Brave, prince of Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania
38. The Merchant of Venice 2004 ca. 1596 Republic of Venice
39. Shōgun 1980 1600 loosely based on the adventures of William Adams, an English sailor who travelled to Japan in 1600 and served as a samurai and advisor to the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu
40. The New World 2005 1608 the colonization of Jamestown, Virginia

41. 1612 2007 1612 Russia during the Time of Troubles
42. The Last Valley 1970 ca. 1618-1648 Germany during the Thirty Years’ War
43. Molière 1978 1622–1673 the French playwright Molière
44. Molière 2007 1622–1673 the French playwright Molière
45. Day of Wrath 1943 1624 using a fictitious witchcraft trial as a metaphor for the then current Nazi persecution of Jews
46. The Three Musketeers Several adaptations (1903–2011) 1625–1673 Based on the novels (‘ The Three Musketeers’) by Alexandre Dumas
47. Cardinal Richelieu (film) 1935 1626–1642 the life of the great seventeenth century French statesman Cardinal Richelieu and his dealings with Louis XIII of France
48. Queen Christina 1933 1632–1654 Queen Christina of Sweden
49. Le Roi danse 2000 1632–1687 Jean-Baptiste Lully
50. The Devils 1971 1634 the life and trial of Urbain Grandier, who was convicted of witchcraft and burned

51. The Devil’s Whore 2008 1638–1660 the English Civil War and the reign of Oliver Cromwell
52. Witchfinder General 1968 1640s during the English Civil War
53. Barbara 1997 1640 Faroe Islands
54. Cromwell 1970 1640–1653 the English Civil War and the dissolution of the Rump Parliament
55. The Libertine 2004 1647–1680 life of the poet John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester
56. With Fire and Sword 1999 1648–1654 the Khmelnytsky Uprising in Ukraine
57. To Kill a King 2003 1648–1658 the reign of Oliver Cromwell
58. Charles II: The Power and The Passion 2003 1649–1685 the reign of Charles II of England
59. The Deluge 1974 1655–1660 Poland – the Second Northern War
60. The Man in the Iron Mask 1977 1660–1667 France in the reign of Louis XIV

61. Colonel Wolodyjowski 1968 1668 the Ottoman invasion of Poland
62. The Prince of Homburg 1997 1675 adaptation of the Heinrich von Kleist play fictionalizing the deeds of Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg in the Battle of Fehrbellin against Sweden
63. Peter the Great 1984 1682–1725 the reign of Peter I of Russia
64. The Cantor of St Thomas’s 1984 1685–1750 Johann Sebastian Bach
65. The Crucible 1996 1692–1693 dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in Province of Massachusetts Bay
66. Tous les matins du monde 1991 late 17th century Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe
67. The Sovereign’s Servant 2007 1709 Battle of Poltava
68. Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue 1953 1713 Scottish folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor
69. Rob Roy 1995 1713 Scottish folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor
70. Blackbeard 2006 1718 the infamous pirate Edward Teach

71. King of the Wind 1990 1727 England
72. The Scarlet Empress 1934 1729–1796 Catherine II of Russia, the “enlightened despot” who reigned as Empress of Russia
73. Catherine the Great 1995 1729–1796 Catherine II of Russia
74. The Rise of Catherine the Great 1934 1740s early years of Catherine II of Russia
75. Young Catherine 1991 1744 early years of Catherine II of Russia
76. Chasing the Deer 1994 1745–1746 Jacobite Rising of 1745
77. The Master of Ballantrae 1953 1745–1746 Jacobite Rising of 1745
78. The Master of Ballantrae 1984 1745–1746 Jacobite Rising of 1745
79. The Amazing Grace 2006 1748 tells the story of John Newton’s transformation from slave trader to Anglican priest; story is set in Calabar, Nigeria
80. Plunkett & Macleane 1999 ca. 1750 Loosely based on The Gentlemen Highwaymen Will Plunkett & Captain James MacLaine

81. Treasure Island 1934 ca. 1750 adaptation of the famous pirate story by Robert Louis Stevenson
82. Treasure Island 1950 ca. 1750 adaptation of the famous pirate story by Robert Louis Stevenson
83. Treasure Island 1972 ca. 1750 adaptation of the famous pirate story by Robert Louis Stevenson
84. Treasure Island 1990 ca. 1750 adaptation of the famous pirate story by Robert Louis Stevenson
85. Roots 1977 1750–1880 the slave trade
86. Casanova 2005 1753–1757 Giacomo Casanova
87. A Tale of Two Cities 1911 1755–1792 England and France during the French Revolution
88. A Tale of Two Cities 1935 1755–1792 England and France during the French Revolution
89. A Tale of Two Cities 1958 1755–1792 England and France during the French Revolution
90. A Tale of Two Cities 1980 1755–1792 England and France during the French Revolution

91. A Tale of Two Cities 1989 1755–1792 England and France during the French Revolution
92. Amadeus 1984 1756–1791 Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
93. Barry Lyndon 1975 1756–1789 the Seven Years’ War, etc.
94. The Last of the Mohicans 1992 1757 French and Indian War
95. Northwest Passage 1940 1757 French and Indian War – Robert Rogers
96. The Mission 1986 ca. 1760-1763 Jesuit missionaries in South America
97. Brotherhood of the Wolf 2001 1764–1767 based on a real-life series of killings that took place in France in the 18th century and on the famous legend around the Beast of Gévaudan
98. The Duchess 2008 1770s – 1790s The life of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
99. Marie Antoinette 1938 1774–1792 French queen Marie Antoinette
100. Marie Antoinette 2006 1774–1792 French queen Marie Antoinette

101. Drums Along the Mohawk 1939 1776 settlers during the American Revolution
102. The Crossing 2000 1776 the crossing of the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton
103. Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor 2003 1776–1782 Benedict Arnold, both an early hero of the American Revolution and a notorious traitor
104. The Patriot 2000 1776–1781 based on Continental Army officer Francis Marion during the American War of Independence
105. The Affair of the Necklace 2001 1780s ‘Courtesan takes revenge by scamming Marie Antoinette, Cardinal de Rohan, and others, kindling flames of the French Revolution
106. Botany Bay 1953 1787 Fictional story about the First Fleet sailing to New South Wales
107. The Madness of King George 1994 1788 the deteriorating mental health of George III of the United Kingdom, King of Great Britain and Ireland
108. Mutiny on the Bounty 1962 1789 the mutiny on the Bounty
109. The Bounty 1984 1789 the mutiny on the Bounty
110. The Scarlet Pimpernel 1934 1792 French Revolution

111. The Scarlet Pimpernel 1982 1792 French Revolution
112. Beau Brummell 1954 ca. 1795 Beau Brummell, a 19th century arbiter of fashion in England who popularized the man’s suit and necktie)
113. Désirée 1954 1799–1815 the love story between Désirée Clary and Napoleon I
114. Napoléon 2002 1799–1815 Napoléon I of France
115. Vanity Fair 2004 1803–1814 the Napoleonic Era
116. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 1803–1805 during the Napoleonic Wars
117. War and Peace 1956 1803–1815 Russia during the Napoleonic Era
118. War and Peace 2007 1803–1815 Russia during the Napoleonic Era
119. War and Peace 1972 1803–1815 Russia during the Napoleonic Era
120. The Duellists 1977 1804–1814 the Napoleonic Wars

121. Conquest 1937 1806–1816 the love story between Marie Walewska and Napoleon I
122. Amazing Grace 2006 1807 William Wilberforce’s campaign to abolish slavery in Britain
123. Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. 1951 1807 the Napoleonic Wars
124. Lady Caroline Lamb 1972 ca. 1810-1828 Lady Caroline Lamb, the British aristocrat, novelist and Lord Byron’s lover
125. Waterloo 1970 1815 Battle of Waterloo
126. Les Misérables 1934 1815–1832 France after Napoleon I
127. Les Misérables 1935 1815–1832 France after Napoleon I
128. Les Misérables 1995 1815–1832 France after Napoleon I
129. Les Misérables 1998 1815–1832 France after Napoleon I
130. Les Misérables 2000 1815–1832 France after Napoleon I

131. The Count of Monte Cristo 1934 1815–1838 France after Napoleon I
132. The Count of Monte Cristo 1975 1815–1838 France after Napoleon I
133. The Count of Monte Cristo 2002 1815–1838 France after Napoleon I
134. Shaka Zulu 1986 1816–1828 Shaka, a Zulu King
135. Bright Star 2009 1818–1821 the last three years of poet John Keats’ life
136. El Santo de la Espada 1970 1821–1822 José de San Martín and the emancipation of South America
137. Bouboulina 1959 1821–1829 Laskarina Bouboulina, heroine of the Greek War of Independence
138. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 1974 1828–1833 Germany – Kaspar Hauser
139. Kaspar Hauser 1993 1828–1833 Germany – Kaspar Hauser
140. The Alamo 1960 1836 Battle of the Alamo
141. The Alamo 2004 1836 Battle of the Alamo
142. The Young Victoria 2009 1837 – 1840s Early reign of Queen Victoria and her marriage to Albert, Prince Consort
143. Amistad 1997 1839–1841 mutiny aboard a ship containing African slaves bound for the Cuba, and the subsequent trial
144. Song of Love 1947 1840–1856 the marriage of Robert and Clara Schumann and their close friendship with Johannes Brahms

145. Eureka Stockade 1949 1854 Peter Lalor and the gold miners’ rebellion at the Eureka Stockade (Ballarat, Australia)
146. The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968 1856 the disaster of the Crimean War known as the Charge of the Light Brigade
147. Gone with the Wind 1939 1861–1877 Georgia (U.S. state) during the American Civil War and the Reconstruction
148. Mrs. Brown 1997 1861–1883 Queen Victoria and John Brown
149. Glory 1989 1862–1863 the American Civil War from the Battle of Antietem to the Second Battle of Fort Wagner
150. Gettysburg 1993 1863 the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War

151. Wyatt Earp 1994 1863–1884 events leading up to and following the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
152. The Conspirator 2011 April 1865 Based on the events of the aftermath of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
153. Dances with Wolves 1990 ca. 1865-1870 the American Civil War and shortly after
154. Gandhi 1982 1869–1948 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
155. Young Winston 1972 1874–1902 the biography Winston Churchill before he became Britain’s World War II-era Prime Minister
156. Wild Bill 1995 1876 the last days of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickok
157. Deadwood 2004–2006 1876–1877 historical drama based on actual diaries of residents of Deadwood, South Dakota, includes the last days of Wild Bill Hickok
158. The Last Samurai 2003 1876–1877 in the wake of the Meiji Restoration in the Empire of Japan, 1876–1877
159. Zulu Dawn 1979 1879 the Battle of Isandlwana during the Anglo-Zulu War
160. Zulu 1964 1879 the Battle of Rorke’s Drift during the Anglo-Zulu War

161. Thousand Pieces of Gold 1991 1880s Chinese immigrant woman in the American Old West
162. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007 1881–1892 the end of Jesse James’ career as a criminal and the man who eventually kills him, Robert Ford in 1882
163. Tombstone 1993 1881–1884 events leading up to and following the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
164. The Four Feathers 1939 1882–1888 during the British army’s Gordon Relief Expedition
165. The Four Feathers 2002 1882–1888 during the British army’s Gordon Relief Expedition
166. Khartoum 1966 1884 Gordon’s defence of the Sudanese city of Khartoum from the forces of the Mahdist army during the Siege of Khartoum
167. Geronimo: An American Legend 1993 1886 events leading up to the capture of Geronimo
168. Jack the Ripper 1988 1888 based on the famous unsolved series of murders that took place in Whitechapel, London
169. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 1890s-1908 Butch Cassidy and Harry Longabaugh
170. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 2007 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre

171. Heaven’s Gate 1980 1892 the Johnson County War
172. Rough Riders 1997 1898 the Battle of San Juan Hill, part of the Spanish–American War
173. 55 Days at Peking 1963 1900 Battle of Peking during the Boxer Rebellion
174. Breaker Morant (Harry “Breaker” Morant 1980 1901 an Australian Lieutenant who ordered the summary execution of several prisoners during the Second Boer War
175. The Battleship Potemkin 1925 1905 the Battleship Potemkin uprising
176. A Night to Remember 1958 1912 the Titanic disaster
177. Titanic 1997 1912 the Titanic disaster
178. Doctor Zhivago 1965 1912–1923 World War I, the Russian Revolution and the Russian Civil War
179. All Quiet On The Western Front 1930 1914 World War I
180. All Quiet On The Western Front 1979 1914 Western Front of World War I

181. Flyboys 2006 1914–1917 American volunteer combat pilots in service for the Allies during World War I
182. Lawrence of Arabia 1962 1916–1918 T. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt
183. Michael Collins 1996 1916–1922 later life of Irish resistance leader Michael Collins and his participation in the Irish War of Independence
184. The Lighthorsemen 1987 1917 Battle of Beersheba
185. The Lost Battalion 2001 1918 units of the 77th Infantry Division penetrating deep into the Argonne Forest of France during World War I, under the command of Major Charles White Whittlesey are trapped and surrounded by the German army
186. The Lost Battalion 1919 1918 units of the 77th Infantry Division penetrating deep into the Argonne Forest of France during World War I, under the command of Major Charles White Whittlesey are trapped and surrounded by the German army
187. The Wind that Shakes the Barley 2006 1919–1923 the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War
188. Evita 1996 1919–1952 Evita Peron
189. Legionnaire 1998 1920–1926 Second Moroccan War
190. Anastasia 1956 1920s based upon Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia and the activities of Anna Anderson

191. The King’s Speech 2010 1924-1939 The quest ofKing George VI to overcome his stammer.
192. The Ogre 1996 1925-1945 The account of a simple Frenchman who recruits children to the Nazis in the belief that he is protecting them
193. Road to Perdition 2002 winter 1931
194. The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 1931 set in Savannah, Georgia
195. Bonnie and Clyde 1967 1931–1934 Bonnie and Clyde
196. A Pearl in the Forest 2008 1934–1938 set during the Great Purges initiated by Joseph Stalin in Mongolia
197. The Hindenburg 1975 1937 the Hindenburg disaster
198. Schindler’s List 1993 1939–1945 German industrialist Oskar Schindler’s assistance to keep Jewish people from being interred in concentration camps during World War II
199. The Last Bastion 1984 1939–1945 Australia during World War II
200. Battle of Britain 1969 1940 the Battle of Britain

201. Sink the Bismarck! 1960 May 1941 World War II German battleship Bismarck
202. Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 December 7, 1941 the attack on Pearl Harbor
203. Pearl Harbor 2001 December 1941 the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
204. The Pacific 2010 1942–1946 focuses on the United States Marine Corps’ actions in the Pacific Theater of Operations within the wider Pacific War
205. Midway 1976 June 1942 the Battle of Midway
206. The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 1942–1943 construction of the Burma Railway by British prisoners of war during World War II
207. The Thin Red Line 1998 August 1942-February 1943 The Battle of Guadalcanal
208. Band of Brothers 2001 1942–1945 centers on the combat experiences of E Company (“Easy Company”) of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment assigned to the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army in WWII Europe
209. Stalingrad 1993 winter 1942-1943 The Battle of Stalingrad from a German perspective
210. Enemy at the Gates 2001 winter 1942-1943 Vasily Zaytsev in the Battle of Stalingrad

211. Cross of Iron 1977 spring 1943 Eastern Front
212. The Dam Busters 1955 May 1943 development of the Upkeep bouncing bomb and its use in Operation Chastise
213. Memphis Belle 1990 May 1943 a U.S. bombing mission over Germany during World War II
214. Patton 1970 1943–1945 the exploits of General George S. Patton during World War II
215. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas 2008 1944 The Holocaust
216. The Longest Day 1962 June 6, 1944 the D-Day invasion
217. Saving Private Ryan 1998 June 1944 D-Day and its aftermath
218. Valkyrie 2008 1944 set in Nazi Germany during World War II. It depicts the 20 July plot in 1944 by German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and to use the Operation Valkyrie national emergency plan to take control of the country.
219. A Bridge Too Far 1977 September 1944 Operation Market Garden
220. Flags of Our Fathers 2006 February–March 1945 the Battle of Iwo Jima

221. Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 February–March 1945 the Battle of Iwo Jima
222. Downfall 2005 April–May 1945 the last days of the Third Reich
223. The Good German 2006 July–August 1945 during the Potsdam Conference
224. Nuremberg 2000 November 1945-October 1946 the first of the Nuremberg Trials
225. Judgment at Nuremberg 1961 1947 the Judges’ Trial
226. Exodus 1960 1947–1948 foundation of Israel
227. Atonement 2007 1935-1940 A romantic suspense war film, set in the late 1930’s and 1940 in Britain.
228. The Good Shepherd 2006 1938–1961 rise of Central Intelligence Agency Counter-intelligence leading up to the Bay of Pigs Invasion
229. The Right Stuff 1983 1947–1963 the Project Mercury space launches
230. American Hot Wax 1978 1950s disc jockey Alan Freed’s involvement in rock and roll

231. Good Night, and Good Luck 2005 1953 the conflict between veteran radio and television journalist Edward R. Murrow and U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy relating to the anti-Communist Senator’s actions with the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
232. The Quiet American 2002 1954 early American covert involvement in Vietnam
233. The Battle of Algiers 1966 1954–1960 during the Algerian War of Independence
234. Lumumba 2000 1955–1961 Path of the first Prime Minister of the Belgian Congo Patrice Lumumba and his killing
235. Che 2008 1955–1967 Che Guevara
236. Nasser 56 1996 1956 the Suez Crisis from the Egyptian point of view
237. Great Balls of Fire! 1989 1956–1958 rock and roller Jerry Lee Lewis
238. Quiz Show 1994 1956–1958 Twenty-One Quiz show scandals
239. Scandal 1989 1959–1963 Christine Keeler, Stephen Ward and the Profumo Affair
240. JFK 1991 1961–1966 the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and subsequent investigation

241. Thirteen Days 2000 October 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis
242. Z 1969 1963 the assassination of Grigoris Lambrakis
243. Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 1963-1990s events surrounding the murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers
244. Mississippi Burning 1988 1964 the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation investigation into the Mississippi civil rights workers murders
245. The Doors 1991 1964–1971 biopic about the 1960s-1970s rock band of the same name which emphasizes the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison
246. Born on the Fourth of July 1989 1965–1968 Ron Kovic’s experiences in the Vietnam War
247. The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 1965 set in Indonesia during the overthrow of President Sukarno
248. We Were Soldiers 2002 Nov. 1965 the Battle of la Drang in the Vietnam War
249. W. 2008 1966–2003 The life and presidency of George W. Bush
250. Platoon 1985 1967–1968 Vietnam War

251. Bobby 2006 1968 the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy
252. Heaven & Earth 1993 1960s – 1980s Vietnam War
253. Full Metal Jacket 1987 1968 Vietnam War
254. Coming Home 1978 1968 Vietnam War
255. The Deer Hunter 1978 1968–1975 Vietnam War
256. Hamburger Hill 1987 1969 Battle of Hamburger Hill in the Vietnam War
257. Nixon 1995 1969–1974 the political life of Richard M. Nixon
258. Zodiac 2007 1969–1975 the Zodiac murders in the United States
259. The Odd Angry Shot 1979 late 1960s experiences of Australian soldiers during the Vietnam War
260. Taxi Driver 1976 1970s After Vietnam War

261. Apocalypse Now 1979 1970 Vietnam War
262. Milk 2008 1970–1978 gay rights activist Harvey Milk
263. The Last King of Scotland 2006 1971–1976 Ugandan President Idi Amin
264. Bloody Sunday 2002 January 1972 Bloody Sunday shootings in Northern Ireland
265. All the President’s Men 1976 1972 the Nixon-era Watergate scandal
266. Alive 1993 1972 Crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571
267. Cry Freedom 1987 1972–1978 Steve Biko and Donald Woods in the apartheid era of South Africa
268. Munich 2005 1972–1979 Mossad efforts to avenge the murder of Israeli athletes during the 1972 Summer Olympics
269. Missing 1982 1973 the coup d’état in Chile and the murder of Charles Horman
270. The Killing Fields 1984 1973–1979 the Khmer Rouge’s genocide

271. Balibo 2009 1975 the invasion of East Timor and the Balibo Five
272. Frost/Nixon 2008 1977 the Frost-Nixon interviews
273. Summer of Sam 1999 1977 the Son of Sam murders in New York City
274. Gracie 2007 1978 six years after the introduction of Title IX
275. Miracle 2004 February 1980 the U.S. hockey team’s gold medal victory at the 1980 Winter Olympics
276. Goodbye Bafana 2007 ca. 1980-1990 Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment
277. Wonderland 2003 1981 Wonderland murders
278. An Ungentlemanly Act 1992 1982 the first days of the invasion of the Falkland Islands
279. Tumbledown 1988 1982 Falklands War
280. Paid in Full 2002 1985 during the Crack Epidemic of the 1980s

281. Catch a Fire 2006 1980–1994 set during the early eighties concerning the plight of the ANC’s military wing in the apartheid era of South Africa
282. Charlie Wilson’s War 2007 1980–1989 CIA’s covert involvement in the Soviet-Afghan War
283. Jarhead 2005 1989–1991 Persian Gulf War
284. Three Kings 1999 1991 1991 Iraqi uprising against Saddam Hussein and aftermath of the Persian Gulf War
285. Snowtown 2011 1992-1999 Snowtown murders
286. Black Hawk Down 2001 1993 the Battle of Mogadishu
287. Hotel Rwanda 2004 1994 Rwandan Genocide
288. Shooting Dogs 2005 1994 Rwandan Genocide
289. Sometimes in April 2005 1994 Rwandan Genocide
290. Invictus 2009 1991–1995 Post-apartheid South Africa and the 1995 Rugby World Cup

291. The Special Relationship 2010 1994–2001 the UK–US Special Relationship between Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair and President of the United States Bill Clinton
292. Savior 1998 ca. 1995 during the Bosnian War in former Yugoslavia
293. Behind Enemy Lines 2001 1995 the Mrkonjić Grad incident during the Bosnian War in former Yugoslavia
294. Blood Diamond 2006 1996–1999 during the Sierra Leone Civil War
295. The Queen 2006 1997 a fictional account of the immediate events following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales
296. Open Water 2004 1998 Tom and Eileen Lonergan
297. World Trade Center 2006 September 11, 2001 September 11 attacks
298. Flight 93 2006 September 11, 2001 September 11 attacks
299. United 93 2006 September 11, 2001 September 11 attacks
300. The Social Network 2010 2003–2007 The creation of Facebook and subsequent lawsuits

301. In the Valley of Elah 2007 2004 the murder of an Iraq War veteran and the subsequent investigation
302. Lions for Lambs 2007 ca. 2005 the War in Afghanistan
303. The Hurt Locker 2009 ca. 2004 a bomb disposal squad in the Iraq War
304. Green Zone 2010 ca. 2005 The Iraq War
305. Election of Barack Obama in 2008: new possible liberal reforms
306. Inside Job (2010) — deregulation is turning the USA into an oligarchy with corrupt systems of business, politics and academia
307. Mountains of the Moon (1990) — expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria’s British Empire
308. Forbidden Territory: Stanley’s Search for Livingstone (1997)
309. Stanley and Livingstone (1939)– 1871; Am. newspaperman finds “lost” humanitarian (discontinued by the manufacturer)
310. Albert Schweitzer: Called to Africa (2006) — Nobel Peace Prize winner who, as a doctor, served the poor in today’s Gabon starting in 1905 (Dutch language and Dutch subtitles)

311. Al-Mummia (aka The Night of Counting the Years, The Mummy) (1969) – an Upper-Egyptian clan in 1881 has been robbing a cache of mummies near Kurna
312. Khartoum (1966) — 1884
313. Outpost in Morocco (1949) — French Foreign Legion and colonialism in Morocco
314. Morocco (1930) — Foreign Legion film (with Marlene Dietrich)
315. Beau Geste (1939) — French Foreign Legion
316. Legionnaire (1998) — the Foreign Legion’s battles against Spanish Moroccan Berbers
317. March or Die (1977) — French Foreign Legion against the Arabs in Morocco
318. La batalla de los Tres Reyes (The Battle of the Three Kings) (1990) – (?) aka The Battle of Alcácer Quibir was fought in n. Morocco in 1578 pitting Abu Abdallah Mohammed II Saadi & King Sebastian of Portugal against Moroccan army under the new Sultan of Morocco
319. Another Sky (1954) — in the 1950s, an English woman becomes a paid companion of a wealthy expatriate and is changed by the mysteries of Morocco
320. Fort Saganne (1984) — 1911,the adventures of Charles Saganne in the French Foreign Legion when he is posted to the Sahara in Algeria (& a little of WWI)

321. Chocolat (1989) — colonial racism in Cameroon
322. Sarraounia (1986) — troops from the French Sudan in 1899 go up against the black Sultan Rabah in Cameroon
323. Camp de Thiaroye (1987) — in WWII African men fight bravely for France but are screwed by their oppressors once it is time for them to be discharged
324. Noirs et blancs en couleur (Black and White in Color) (1976) — French and German colonialists learn WWI has been on for seven months
325. Rachida (2002) — a look at terrorism in the Algerian civil war through the eyes of Rachida, a teacher in one of the school districts.
326. Carl Peters (1941) — colonialism, Tanzania
327. Battle of the Three Kings (1953) – 1894, Portuguese conquer Mozambique to counter the Vatuas insurgency
328. No, or the Vain Glory of Command (1990) — 1963 to 1975, Portugal fights to maintain its colonies (Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau) (currently unavailable)
329. Coup de Torchon (Clean Slate) (1975) — life in a French colony in Africa
330. Shaka Zulu (1987) — 1816-1828, feared leader of the South African Zulus

331. Shaka Zulu: The Last Great Warrior (2005) — follow up to Shaka Zulu (1987)
332. Zulu Dawn (1979) — prequel to Zulu; massacre of the British
333. Zulu (1964) — 1879 defense of the British Army outpost at Rorke’s Drift against the Zulus
334. Rhodes of Africa (1936) — British imperialist and developer of South Africa, Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia
335. Rhodes (1996) TV — Cecil Rhodes
336. Untamed (1955) — Boer trek through hostile S. African county
337. Breaker Morant (1980) — 1901 in the Transvaal, South Africa; during Boer War
338. Torn Allegiance (1984) — in the Boer War, a British Lieutenant is upset that he has to burn out Boer farms and crops
339. That Englishwoman (1989) — story of Emily Hobhouse, who worked to improve health conditions for Boer women and children in detainment camps; detested in Britain, heroine in South Africa
340. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) — an old soldier relives his life from the 1902 Boer War through World Wars I and II

341. Young Winston (1972) — Churchill that is
342. Gandhi (1982) — first part deals with the early Gandhi, before 1915
343. Gandhi, My Father (2007) – Gandhi and his eldest son’s bad relationship ( in South Africa and India)
344. The Flame Trees of Thika (1982) — life in colonial Kenya
345. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) — two man-eating lions delay the building of the railroad in 1899 Tsavo, Kenya
346. Out of Africa (1985) — Kenya, early 20th century with Danish writer Isak Dinesen
347. Nirgendwo in Afrika (Nowhere in Africa) (2001) — Jewish refugees establish a new life in Kenya during the Hitler reign
348. Something of Value (1957) — the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya
349. Kitchen Toto (1987) — Mau Mau in Kenya
350. Hemingway, the Hunter of Death (2001) — Hemingway goes on a scientific expedition to Mt. Kenya during Mau-Mau rebellion

351. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) — Hemingway’s story based on his own life experiences

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