2016 Historical Movies

    Jackie

    Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, Peter Sarsgaard

    An intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American histor… more

    An intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

    4 / 5

    Silence

    Andrew Garfield, Issei Ogata, Liam Neeson

    Tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face… more

    Tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.

    4 / 5

    The Birth of a Nation

    Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Gabrielle Union

    Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner, a literate s… more

    Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

    3 / 5
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    Deepwater Horizon

    Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich

    Based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20… more

    Based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.

    4 / 5

    Free State of Jones

    Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell

    Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the stor… more

    Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

    4 / 5
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    Elvis & Nixon

    Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer

    On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock ’n Roll showed up on the lawn of the Whi… more

    On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock ’n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. Starring Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, comes the untold true story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

    3 / 5

    Aferim!

    Eastern Europe, 1835. Two riders cross a barren landscape in the middle of Wallachia. T… more

    Eastern Europe, 1835. Two riders cross a barren landscape in the middle of Wallachia. They are the gendarme Costandin and his son. Together they are searching for a gypsy slave who has run away from his nobleman master and is suspected of having an affair with the noble's wife. While the unflappable Costandin comments on every situation with a cheery aphorism, his son takes a more contemplative view of the world. On their odyssey they encounter people of different nationalities and beliefs: Turks and Russians, Christians and Jews, Romanians and Hungarians. Each harbors prejudices against the others which have been passed down from generation to generation. And even when the slave Carfin is found, the adventure is far from over…

    4 / 5