Historical Movies in Chronological Order

Historical Movies in Chronological Order

Historical Movies in Chronological Order

This is a compilation from Patrick L. Cooney, Ph. D., sociologist, historian, botanist

I.  ANCIENT MAN    
Quest for Fire (1981)
One Million Years B.C. (1966) -- Raquel Welch
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)
Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
II.  EARLY CIVILIZATIONS  
II.1.  EGYPT  
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)  --  building of the Pharaoh's Great Pyramid of Giza 2560 B.C.
The Egyptian (1954)  --  story of physician Sinuhe in Akhenaten's reign 1352 B.C.
El Mamalik (Revolt of the Mamalukes)  (1965)  -- royal bodyguard in the 13th century; in 1250  a Mameluke, Qutuz, came to the Egyptian throne; Mameluke sultans ruled  Egypt; conquered by the Ottomans in 1517
Princess of the Nile (1954)  --  an Egyptian princess tries to drive out the Bedouin conquerors. 
Sudan (1945)  --  following the murder of her father, Queen Naila of Khemis is enslaved
The Pharaoh's Women (1960, Giorgio Rivalti) Italy  -- 
Nefertitiregina del Nilo (Queen of the Nile) (1961) -- (1961) -- Queen Nefertiti wife of Akhenaaten1
II.2.  CHINA  (UNIFICATION OF CHINA)
Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC)
Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256 BC) 
Warring States period (475-221 BC)
Muk gong (A Battle of Wits) (2006)  -- film set amid the Warring States period 
Qin Dynasty (221- 207 BC)
Jing ke ci qin wang (The Emperor and the Assassin) (1998) -  221 B.C. unification of China
The Emperor's Shadow (Qin Song) (1999) -   unification of China
Hero (2004) -- four assassins plot to assassinate the King of Qin (who has the potential to unify the warring states into a nation)
Qin yong (A Terra-Cotta Warrior) (1990) – in the Qin Dynasty the emperor builds an army of terra-cotta warriors
Han Dynasty (206 BC - 8 AD)
Xi chu bawang (aka The Great Conqueror's Concubine) (1994)  --  Xian Yu and Liu Pang depose Qin Dynasty ($87)
Xin Dynasty (9-25 AD)
Han Dynasty continuation/Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220)
Chi bi (aka Red Cliff; Battle of Red Cliff) (2009)  --  Prime Minister Cao Cao plans to usurp the Han dynasty throne after he defeats any possible allies of the Han Emperor, but that will prove a difficult task (winter of 208/209)
II.3.  INDIA
Magadhan Kings (c. 1700 BC - 550 AD)
Shakya Dynasty (c. 650-500 BC)
Nanda Dynasty (424-321 BC)
Mauryan Empire: 321-185 B.C.
Samrat Chandragupta (1958)  --  Indian emperor befriends but then defeats Alexander The Great establishing the Maurya Empire (321-185BC)
Samrat Chandragupta (1945)  --  ancient, pre-Islamic India; ruler from 320-298 BC
Chandragupta (1934)  --  founder of Mauryan Empire originating from Magadha kingdom in modern Bihar eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bengal in e. India
Asoka (2001) -- India after the age of Alexander the Great Emperor Asoka (273-232 B.C.)
Shunga Dynasty (185-73 BC)
Kanva Dynasty (73-26)
Western Kshatrapas
Gupta Dynasty (c. 240-550 AD)
II.4.  IRAQ    
THE BIBLE - OLD TESTAMENT
Genesis: The Creation and The Flood  (1994 Ermanno Olmi) TV
In the Beginning  (2000)  --   from creation to Moses
The Bible:  In the Beginning (1966)  --  first 22 Books of Genesis (Adam & Eve, Noah, Tower of Babel, Abraham, Sarah and Isaac)
The Bible (1966) Italian
Abraham (1994)  --  Abraham the founding patriarch of the Israelites through his son Isaac (some time between 2000 and 1700 B.C.)
Abraham Our Patriarch  (1933 George Roland)
Noah's Ark - The Story Of The Deluge  (1928 Michael Curtiz)
Noah's Ark  (1999 John Irvin) -- TV
Sodom and Gomorrah (1963) -- 
Sodom and Gomorrah (1922 Michael Curtiz)
Jacob (1994) TV
Jacob the Man Who Fought With God (1963)
Giacobbe ed Esau (Jacob and Esau) (1963) –
The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974) TV  --  Abraham to Isaac to Jacob to Joseph
Joseph (1995)  TV  -- 
Joseph and His Brethren  (1960 Irving Rapper)
Joseph in the Land of Egypt  (1932 George Roland)
Ten Commandments (1956) --  Charlton Heston as Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt around 1275 B.C.
The Ten Commandments  (1923 Cecil B. DeMille)
Moses the Law Giver (1975)  --
Moses (1995)  -- 
Prince of Egypt (1998)  --  animated version of the story of Moses
Samson and Delilah (1949) -- Cecile B. DeMille with Victor Mature Hedy Lamarr somewhere between 1200 and 1000 B.C.
Samson and Delilah (1984) TV  --   Delilah betrayed by evil Sidka governor of Gaza
Samson and Delilah (1996)  TV  -- 
The Story of Ruth (1960)  --  grandmother of King David
David and Goliath (1960)  --  David kills the giant Philistine
King David (1985)  --  King of Israel (ruler from 1000 -960 B.C.)
David (1997)  --  David survives King Saul adultery and internal divisions in his family to bring his son Solomon to be king after him
Koning David (1965) – Dutch film about King David
Saul e David (aka Saul and David) (1964)  --   David's life with King Saul
David and Batsheba (1951)  --  King David steals himself a wife
The Story of David  (1976 David Lowell Rich Alex Segal) TV
Solomon and Sheba (1959)  --  supposed relationship between King Solomon (960-928) & the Queen of Sheba
Solomon and Sheba (1995)  --  Halle Berry as the Queen of Sheba
Menelik l (2008) – Queen of Sheba King Solomon and their son Menelik
La Regina di Saba (Queen of Sheba) (1952)   --  Italian black & white that should have been called Rehoboam and Sheba 
Solomon (1997 Roger Young) TV
Giuditta e Oloferne (aka Head of a Tyrant) (1959)  --  girl gives herself to cruel Assyrian tyrant who has conquered her city in order to overthrow him
Cortigiana di Babilonia (Queen of Babylon) (1956)  --  Babylonia rebels against the Assyrian empire 626 BC
Jeremiah (1998) TV  --  the prophet beginning 628 B.C.
Intolerance (1916)  --  first of four stories deals with intolerance in Babylon that leads to its fall to the Persians 539 B.C.
Esther and the King (1960) -- Esther saves the Jews of 4th c. B.C. Persia
Esther (1999)  --  remake of Esther and the King
Esther  (1985 Amos Gitai)
One Night With the King  (2006 Michael O. Sajbel) -- Esther saves the Jewish nation
The Thirteenth Day:  The Story of Esther (1979)  --  ABC one-hour special
Liken: Esther and the King (2006) –  mother tells her daughter about the great Esther
III.  LATER CIVILIZATIONS
Helen of Troy (2003)  -- Troy falls to the Greeks (with Sienna Guillory)
Helen of Troy (1956) --  with Rossana Podesta
La guerra di Troia (The Trojan Horse (1961)   --  stars Steve Reeves and Edy Vessel
The Trojan Women (2004)  --  with Shelley Delayne
Trojan Women (1972)  --  women after fall of Troy (with Irene Papas)
Troy  (2004)  --  Troy VII (1275-1240 B.C.) with Diane Kruger
The Odyssey (1977)
The Odyssey (1997)  TV miniseries   --  based on the return voyage of the Greeks from Troy
Ulysses (1954)
300 (2006)  --  Spartan King Leonidas and a force of 300 Spartans fight the Persians (under King Xerxes) at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
The 300 Spartans (1962) -- Greeks stand against the Persians at Thermopylae
Socrates (1970)  TV  --  last days of Socrates a philosopher who was a social gadfly in Athens
Barefoot in Athens (1966)  TV  --  Socrates
Alexander the Great (1968) --   the great Macedonian empire builder (with William Shatner); made for TV
Alexander the Great (1956) --  with Richard Burton
Alexander the Great (2004)  --  with Colin Farrell
Sikander (Alexander the Great) (1941)  --  Alexander the Great's conquests in North-Western India. 326-225 BC (in Urdu language)
Il colosso di Rodi (The Colossus of Rhodes) (1961) – 280 BC a Greek military hero joins a group of rebels to overthrow the tyrannical King Serse on Rhodes
III. 2.  ROMAN CIVILIZATION  
III.2.1.  FOUNDATION OF A ROMAN REPUBLIC 
Orazi e Curiazi (Duel of Champions) (1961) -- Roman leader challenges forces of Alba Longa
Hannibal (1959)  --  the great Carthaginian general in the Second Punic War (Carthage vs. Rome) 218-201 BC
Cabiria (1914)  --   a young girl's odyssey at the time of Hannibal in the Second Punic War (218-201 BC) -- focus on n. African front
Scipione l'africano (Scipio Africanus: The Defeat of Hannibal) (1937)  --  Roman general defeats Hannibal  ($30)
Scipione detto anche l'africano (Scipio the African) (1971) --  ancient Roman warrior Scipio Africanus ($60)
Cartagine in fiamme (Carthage in Flames (1960)  --   Rome vs. Carthage during Third Punic War 149-146 B.C.
Spartacus (1960)  -- slave revolt in 71 B.C.; with Kirk Douglas
XSpartacus (2004)  --  TV mini-series
Spartaco (or Sins of Rome) (1953) -- Italian version of Spartacus
Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori (Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators) (1964) – story of Spartacus
III.2.2.  FOUNDATION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE  
Julius Caesar:
Julius Caesar (2002)  --  solid telling of the Caesar tale; Jeremy Sisto as Julius Caesar & Samuela Sardo as Cleopatra
Julius Caesar (1984)  --   Janet Baker as Caesar; Valerie Masterson as Cleopatra; made for TV
Julius Caesar (1970) --  Charlton Heston as Caesar; no Cleopatra
Julius Caesar (1953)  --  Shakespeare's play with Marlon Brando as Julius Caesar (48-44 B.C.); no Cleopatra
Giulio Cesare, il conquistatore delle Gallie (Caesar the Conqueror)  (1962) --   Caesar conquers Gaul; with Cameron Mitchell as Caesar
Vercingétorix (Druids) (2001)  --   story of the battle of the Gauls against the tyranny of Rome; Klaus Maria Brandauer as Caesar
Die Verschwörung (1969) – Caesar and assassination; made for German TV
Rome (2005)  --  Julius Caesar & Company; Ciarán Hinds as Caesar & Lyndsey Marshal as Cleopatra
Cleopatra:
Cleopatra (1999)  -- with Leonor Varela
Cleopatra (1963) -- with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Cleopatra  (1934)  --  love affairs with Caesar  (to 44 BC) and Mark Antony (second triumvirate 43-27 BC) (with Claudette Colbert)
Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) --  British film with Vivian Leigh as Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra (1974)  --  Janet Suzman as Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra (1972)  --  with Hildegard Neil
Antony and Cleopatra (1983)  -- Shakespeare version ; Lynn Redgrave as Cleopatra
Rome after Caesar:
Imperium: Augustus (2003)  --  the great emperor of Rome, 27 B.C. to 14 A.D.
Empire (2005)  --  rise of Octavius (the future Emperor Augustus of the Roman Empire)
Caligula (1980) --  37 to 42 A.D. very wicked emperor of Rome after Tiberius
Caligola: La storia mai raccontata (Caligula: The Untold Story) (1982) – with lots of hardcore sex
I Claudius (1976) -- handicapped emperor of Rome after Caligula 42 to 54 AD
Messalina Venere imperatrice (Messalina Imperial Beauty) (1960)  --  incredibly ambitious wife of Claudius who will do anything to get power for herself
Imperium: Nerone (Nero) (2004)  --  54-68 A.D. emperor of Rome after Caligula
Mio figlio Nerone (Nero's Big Weekend; O.K., Nero) (1956) – Nero, his mother Agrippina and murder attempts, part comedy
Titus (1999) – Roman general Titus Andronicus makes war on the northern Goths;  he was Roman Emperor 79 to 81(preceded by Vespasian, 69-79, and succeeded by Domitian, 81-96)
Dacii (1967) – King Decebalus of Dacia fought three wars without being eliminated against Rome under two emperors, but Rome in 105 seeks revenge
III.2.3.  RISE OF CHRISTIANITY  
Erode il grande (Herod the Great) (1959)   --  governor of ancient Judea 37-04 BC
Salome (1953)  --  the dancer and John the Baptist executed 33 AD
The Passion of the Christ  (2004)
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)  -- crucified 30 AD
El redentor (The Redeemer) (1959) – life of Jesus
Golgotha (1935)  --  Jesus
Jesus (1999)  -- 
Jesus (1979)  -- 
Jesús, el ni?o Dios (1971)  -- 
Jesús, María y José (Jesus, Mary and Joseph) (1972)  -- 
Karunamayudu (1978) – Indian cast in Indian movie about the life of Jesus
King of Kings (1961)  --  Jesus
Mary Mother of Christ (2010)  -- 
Mary and Joseph (1979)
Per amore solo per amore (1993) – Mary and the nativity from Joseph’s point of view
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
The Sword and the Cross (1958)  --  story of Mary Magdalene (prostitute or disciple?)
 Mary Magdalene (1993)  --  ditto
Judas (2004)  --  the story of the man who betrayed Jesus of Nazareth
The Revolutionary II (1996)  --  Jesus of Nazareth
Il vangelo secondo Matteo (The Gospel According to St. Matthew) (1964) – Jesus as a Marxist
Barabbas (1961)
The Robe (1953)
Peter and Paul (1981)  --  Peter may have been the rock but it was Paul that spread Christianity to the non-Jewish world
Life of St. Paul (1938)  --  popularizer of Christianity
Life of St. Paul Series (1949) –  ditto
The Da Vinci Code (2006)  --  the Catholic church fights and murders to prevent the world from knowing that Jesus was mortal and had actually married Mary Magdalene 
Gli amici di Ges? - Maria Maddalena (Mary Magdalene) (2000) –John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene
Quo Vadis (1951)  --  Christian persecution under Emperor Nero
Sign of the Cross (1932) --  Christians in Rome under Emperor Nero (Charles Laughton) are blamed and persecuted for the Great Fire of 64 A.D.    
Ben-Hur (1959) --   a proud Jew named Ben-Hur and his boyhood Roman friend Messala become in adulthood bitter enemies.
Gladiator (2000)
Fabiola (1949)  --  love story between a Roman woman and a gladiator and persecution of the Christians
Masada (1981) -- 70 A.D. Jewish Revolt against Roman rule
San Giovanni - L'apocalisse (The Apocalypse) (2002)  --  the apostle St. John tries to save Christianity from Roman Emperor Domitian, 90 AD
Last Days of Pompeii  (1984)  --  Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. and covered (thereby preserving) the Roman village of Pompeii
Ultimi giorni di Pompei, Gli (Last Days of Pompeii) (1960)  --  volcanic eruption (under emperors Vespasian 69-79 & Titus, 79-81 AD)
The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)   --  Mt. Vesuvius erupted 79A.D.
Anno 79: La distruzione di Ercolano (The Destruction of Herculaneum ) (1962) – intrigues in the court of Roman Emperor Titus Flavius
III.2.4.  FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (180-476)  
Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)-- Sophia Loren; troubles under Emperor Commodus (who ruled from 180 to 192)
Nel Segno di Roma (Sign of the Gladiator) (1959)  --  Queen of Palmyra Zenobia revolts against Rome & is captured
Constantine and the Cross (1962) -- early 4th c. A.D. emperor battling Romans
Ágora (2009)--  a film in production in 2008 about a slave of Hypatia of Alexandria who falls in love with her; she was killed in 415 by a Christian mob involved in anti-Jewish antics
Agostino d'Ippona  (Augustine of Hippo) (1972) Italian   --  story of St. Augustine (354-430)
Attila (2001) --  the famous barbarian (died 453)
Attila (1954)  --   with Sophia Loren
Sign of the Pagan (1954) Attila the Hun threatening Rome
III.3. BYZANTINE EMPIRE (476-1453)
Last Roman (1968)  --  Gothic kingdom falls to famous Byzantine General Belisarius (under Emperor Justinian 527-565)
Teodora Imparatrice Di Bisanzio (Theodora Queen of Byzantium) (1954) Italian  --  Teodora (500-548) wife of Emperor Justinian I (483-565)
III.4.  RISE OF ISLAM
Mohammed Messenger of God (1977) -- Mohammed (570-633) founder of the Islamic faith
Fajr al islam (1971) – son of a powerful sheik meets the prophet Mohammed and converts to the new religion but runs afoul of his father
Abu Zayd al-Hilali (Dawn of Islam) (1947) --- 10th century Islamic Egyptian hero leader Abu Zayd al-Hilali
El valle de las espadas (The Castilian) (1963) --  Spanish film of the first independent Count of Castile 931-970 who opposed the Moors
El Cid (1961)  -- 1094, takes Valencia from the Moors
La Spada del Cid (Sword of El Cid)  (1962)  -- 
I cento cavalieri (Son of El Cid; Hundred Horsemen) (1964)  --  El Cid's son Diego Rodríguez killed fighting invading Muslim Almoravids from North Africa at Battle of Consuegra, 1097
al Massir (aka Destiny) (1997)  --  the story of Islamic philosopher Averroes (1126-1198) in Spanish province of Andalusia
King Conqueror --   James I of Aragon (reign 1213-1287) part of the Reconquista (c. 718 and lasting around 800 years)
La conquista de Albania (1984) – second marriage of Louis of Navarre (1341-1376) brings him Durazzo and the Kingdom of Albania and Louis strives for their recovery
IV.  MEDIEVAL AGES (5th Century to Early 16th Century)  
IV.1.  EUROPE
IV.1.1. Medieval England
Scotland Ireland
King Arthur
Boudica (2003)  --  Boudica (died 60 or 61 AD) unites the tribes of Briton against the Roman invaders
The Viking Queen (1967) -- Druids battle occupying Romans in ancient Britain/(Boudica-like character)
King Arthur (2004)  --  the legend
Camelot (1967) --  King Arthur and Court (legend)
Knights of the Round Table (1953)
Siege of the Saxons – Arthur repelling an invasion of the Saxons
Sword of Lancelot (1963)
Lancelot du Lac (Lancelot of the Lake) (1974)  --  French film about Lancelot
Excalibur (1981) -- King Arthur and Court (legend)
Merlin (1998)  --  Merlin fights Queen Mab who tries to destroy Arthur to save the old ways before the coming of Christianity
First Knight (1995) -- life at Camelot
Arthur the King (1985)
World of Lancelot (1963) -- Cornel Wilde
House of Wessex, 802-1016:
Alfred the Great (aka A King is Born) (1969) 9th century uniter of most of what became England 
The Saxon Chronicles (2006)  --  Alfred has to flee from the Vikings
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)  --   in 1007 Vikings mistakenly leave two men behind and the men have to struggle with nature, Irish monks and Abenaki natives and their own natures to try to get back to the Viking settlement
The Vikings in England the House of Denmark 1013-1042:
The Vikings (1958) -- the scourge of Ireland and England/Scotland as well as elsewhere
Gil Invasori (Erik the Conqueror or  The Invaders)  (1961)  --  8th-9th century Vikings attack Britain
The Norseman (1978) --  11th century Viking prince sailed all the way to North America in search of his lost father
The Viking Sagas (1995)  --   battles for the chieftainship in Viking Iceland
A Viking Saga (2008)  --  Viking story
White Viking (1998)  --  continuation of the Icelandic Sagas around 1000 AD and the reign of King Olaf who holds the wife of Askur hostage ($70)
The Long Ships (1964)  --  Vikings against the Moors in search of a huge all gold bell
L’ Ultimo dei Vikinghi  (The Last Viking )  (1961)  --  Norwegian Vikings try to overthrow the tyrant Sveno
Den sidste Viking (The Last Viking) (1997)  --  Danish movie from boy Harald's perspective about a mad king out to confiscate all the ships of his village
Thirteenth Warrior (1999)  --  10th century Arab shocked by Viking behavior in Russia
Utlaginn (The Outlaw)  – an Icelandic film about and accurately depicting the peoples involved in a Viking blood feud (based on the Icelanders' Sagas called the Gísla saga)
Den r?de kappe (Red Mantle) (1967) – Icelandic Viking saga
I Tartari (The Tartars) (1961)  --  after the death of his brother Togrul in a battle with the Slavs, Burundai becomes the Tartar leader ; Vikings capture Togrul's daughter
Michel Strogoff (1956)  --  French film of a hero who fought the Tartars
House of Wessex (restored) 1042-1066
Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)  --  during reign of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066); Norman conquest of England 1066
1066 (2010)  --  Norman conquest of England ($31)
House of Normandy 1066-1154
The War Lord (1965)  --  a Norman knight in the 11th century sent to built a defensive castle  falls in love with a local maiden which leads to big problems
Wilhelm Cuceritorul (William the Conqueror) (1982)  --  Norman Conqueror of England 1066
House of Plantagenet 1154-1399 and the Crusades
Angevins: 1154-1399
The Lion in Winter (1968) --  1154-1189 Henry II and his estranged wife, Eleanore of Aquitaine
The Lion in Winter (2003) TV  --  ditto
Becket (1964) -- under Henry II 1154-1189
Kingdom of Heaven  --  the Third Crusade involving Richard the Lion Hearted among others
El Naser Salah el Dine (Saladin)(1963)  --  movie about great Kurdish leader of the Arabs, Saladin
Soldier of God (2005)  – a Knight Templar must re-examine his life after a disastrous defeat by the Saracens in 1187
Vägen till Jerusalem (The Road to Jerusalem) (1998) – trilogy about a fictional Swedish Knights Templar named Arn Magnusson
Arn – Tempelriddaren (aka Arn – The Knight Templar) (2008) – part of a trilogy
Arn – Riket vid vägens slut (aka Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End) (2008)– part of a trilogy
Lionheart: The Crusade (2003) –   Richard the Lion Hearted
Lion-Heart (1987) -- Richard the Lion Hearted son of Henry II who ruled 1189-1199 -- ($25)
Richard Ivinoye serdtse (Richard the Lion-Hearted) (1992)  --  Russian film
Rytsar Kennet (Knight Kenneth) (1993) --  Richard the Lion-hearted
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)  --  Christian Richard I of England faces off with Moslem Saladin
Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) -- with Errol Flynn
The Crusades (1935) --  historical drama from Cecil B. DeMille
Crusaders (2005)  --  two young men swept up in the Crusades
Prince of Thieves (1948) -- Robin Hood against King John (1199-1216)
Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)
Robin and Marian (1976) -- Robin Hood
Robin Hood (1991)  --  starring Patrick Bergin and Uma Thurman
Richard of Bordeaux (1955)  --  Richard II (ruled 1377-1399)  who took the throne at age 10 and overthrown by future King Henry IV
König Heinrich IV (1975) – William Shakespeare adaptation
Scotland
MacBeth (1948)
MacBeth (1971) -- 1040 Shakespeare
Brave Heart (1995)  -- story of William Wallace, 1297, Scottish independence leader
The Bruce (1996)  --  story of the Bruce where Braveheart ends
Edward II (1991) -- 1307-1327, looses Battle of Bannockburn to Scots under Robert the Bruce
Auld Lang Syne (1937)  --  story of Scottish poet Robert Burns
Ireland
St. Patrick: The Irish Legend (2000) (TV)  --  English slave who became the founder of Christianity in Ireland 5th century
House of Lancaster (1399-1471)
Richard of Bordeaux (1955)  --  involving King Henry IV (ruled 1399-1413)
Henry V (1989) -- Henry V (1413-1422) with Kenneth Branagh
Henry V (1945)
House of York (1471-1485)
Princes in the Tower (2005)  --  story of Perkin Warbeck who claimed to be the heir to the British throne during the reign of King Henry VII (ruled1485-1509) first monarch of the Tudor dynasty
Richard III  (1955)  -- Shakespeare version of King Richard III 1483-1485
Richard III  --  Shakespeare version set in 1930s England
Looking for Richard (1996) --  Richard III, that is
Tower of London (1939) --  questionable story of Richard III with Boris Karloff and Vincent Price
Tower of London (1962)  -  remake of the 1939 film
IV.1.2.  Medieval France to Age of Discovery  
Charlemagne, Charles the Prince (1995) --  early unifier of Frankish kingdoms,. ruled 768 to 814
Carolingian Dynasty (843 to 987)
Capetian Dynasty Direct Capetians (987 to 1328)
Yaroslavna koroleva Frantsii (Yaroslavna Queen of France) (1978) – Anna Yaroslavna
Gates to Paradise (1968)  --    1212, launching of the Children's Crusade; set in France
Les rois maudits (The Cursed Kings) (2005) --  King Philippe IV (ruled 1285-1314)  tries to plunder the Knights Templar and other organizations
Capetian Dynasty House of Valois (1328-1589)
House of Lancaster (1422-1453)
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) -- 1428; under Charles VII (ruled 1422-1461);  Hundred Year's War with England (1337-1453)
Joan of Arc (1999)  --  Leelee Sobieski
Joan of Arc (1948) Ingrid Bergman
Le passion de Jeanne d'arc (Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) --  French film
Das Mädchen Johanna (Joan of Arc) (1935) – German movie about Joan of Arc
Ciocârlia (The Lark) (2002) – Romanian film about Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc: Child of War, Soldier of God (2000; released 2006)  --  the famous female warrior (starring Anna Paquin)
Wired Angel (1999)  --  very "different" approach to telling the Joan of Arc story
Jeanne la Pucelle II - Les prisons (Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons) (1994) – Joan of Arc
Beatrice (1988)  --  set during the Hundred Year's War (1337-1453)a revisionist view of the noble Knights
Le Retour de Martin Guerre  (The Return of Martin Guerre) (1982)  --   fascinating film about Medieval France
Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)    --  1483 Louis XI ­ Notre Dame de Paris
Capetian Dynasty Valois-Orléans Branch (1498-1515)
Capetian Dynasty Valois-Angoul?me Branch (1515-1589)
The Sword and the Rose (1953)  --  English King's sister Mary Tudor married to King Louis XII who ruled from 1498-1515
IV.1.3.  Medieval Italy and Germany   
The Flame and the Arrow (1950)  --  12 c. Lombardy under German overlord
Der Name der Rose (The Name of the Rose) (1986)  --  1327, not a true story, but a good depiction of monastery life of the time; set in Italy
Götz von Berlichingen mit der eisernen Hand (Iron Hand) (1979) – Germany in the Middle Ages
IV.1.4.  Medieval Russia Poland Turkey
Russia:
Legenda o knyagine Olge (The Legend of Princess Olga) (1983) – one of the founders of Christianity in Russia
Rus iznachalnaya (1986)  --   VI century Russian tribes unite to repel the Khazar invaders & the Byzantine empire collaborators
Thirteenth Warrior (1999)  --  10th century Arab shocked by Viking behavior in Russia
I Tartari (Tartars) (1961)  -- Burundai head of Tartar invasion of Volga River area
Didgori: Land of Sacrificed Knights (2009) – 1121 AD, 56,000 Georgian warriors under King Davit IV battle 500,000 Seljuk Turks on the Didgori battlefield
Aleksandr Nevskiy (Alexander Nevskey) (1938) -- 13th century attack of the Teutonic Knights on Russia (Sergei M. Eisenstein)
Aleksandr. Nevskaya bitva (aka Alexander: The Neva Battle) (2008)  --
Andrei Rublev (1969)  --  15th century Russian icon painter (1360?-1430?)
Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1943) -- 1533-1584; Ottoman Empire troubles, among others; by Sergei Eisenstein
Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1946) -- Sergei Eisenstein
Tsar Ivan Grozny (Tsar Ivan the Terrible) (1993)  --  Ivan the Terrible
Szirmok, virágok, koszorúk (Flowers of Reverie) (1984) --  Russians beat down the 1849 Hungarian revolution; Hungarian soldier wrestles with idea of joining the Austrian army
Borus Godunov (1986)  --  de facto regent of Russia and then the first non-Rurikid tsar 1584-1598
Mest shuta (A Fool's Revenge) (1993)  -- 1500s Russia
Poland:
Stara basn. Kiedy slonce bylo bogiem (An Ancient Tale: When the Sun Was a God) (2003)  --  9th century in what became Poland; inhabited by numerous Slavic tribes
Gniazdo (The Nest) (1974) – first Christian Polish monarch Mieszko and the battle of Cedynia
Boleslaw Smialy (aka King Boleslaus the Bold) (1972)  --  1079, struggle between the king of Poland, Boleslaus the Bold (reign 1076-1079), and the Bishop of Cracow; the Polish Becket
I lancieri neri (Charge of the Black Lancers) (1962)  --  set after the Mongol-Tartar invasion of Poland
Kazimierz Wielki (Casimir the Great) (1976) --  king of Poland from 1333 to 1370 who doubled his country in size (mostly through addition of lands in the Ukraine)
Krzyzacy (Black Cross; Knights of the Teutonic Order) (1960)  --  defeat of the Order of Teutonic Knights of Prussia by the Polish and Lithuanians at Battle of Grunwald (1410)
Barbara Radziwillówna (Love or a Kingdom) (1936) – Sigismund II Augustus I (1520-1572) King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (reign 1530-1572)
Epitafium dla Barbary Radziwillówny (An Epitaph for Barbara Radziwill) (1983) – Barbara in 1547 married Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland Sigismund II August
Zelazna reka (The Iron Hand) (1989)   -- 16th century Batory-era Poland (Stefan Batory, ruler 1576-1586; of the noble Hungarian Báthory family; one of the greatest elected Kings of Poland)
Romania:
Mircea (Proud Heritage) (1989)  --  1393, Ottoman Empire had to go through Romania; the King Mircea the Old of Romanian Principate of Valahia decides to fight
Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula (2000)-- 1456-1476 Vlad Dracula of Transylvania fights Ottoman Turks; Ottoman Empire (1299-1922)
Intoarcerea lui voda lapusneanu (aka The Return of Prince Lapusneanu) (1979)  --  1564 Moldavia the Prince seeks revenge for his Turkish exile
Mihai Viteazul (aka Michael the Brave) (1970)  -- the king who united three provinces into Romania in the 17th century despite opposition from the Ottoman and Austrian Empires
Nemuritorii (The Immortals) (1974)  --  warriors of Romanian lord Mihai (1611) attacked by Turks while bring the lord's battle flag back from Austria
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Stefan cel Mare (Stephen the Great) (1974) – Stephen the Great or the 'Saint' ruled Moldavia, 1457-1504; fought the Ottoman Empire and Hungary
Intoarcerea lui Voda Lapusneanu (The Return of King Lapusneanu) (1979) – Moldavian Prince in the 1500s
Alexandru Lapusneanu (????) – Alexandru L?apu?sneanu was Prince of Moldavia 1552-1561 and 1564-1568
Neamul Soimarestilor (The Hawk; The Soimaresti Family) (1965) – war in 1600s Romania (Moldova)
Horea (Castles Aflame in Transylvania) (1984)  --  Revolt of Horea Clo?sca and Cri?san (November 1784 - February 1785) against feudal serfdom in Transylvania Romania
Bulgaria:
681 ????????? ?? ???? (681 AD: The Glory of Khan) (1981)  --  681 foundation of Bulgarian medieval state by Khan Asparuh 
Aszparuh (aka Khan Asparoukh) (1981)  --  first Bulgarian ruler Khan Asparuh
Serbia (& others):
Boj na Kosovu (translation Battle of Kosovo) – a Serbian film that depicts the historical Battle of Kosovo between Medieval Serbia and the Ottoman Empire 1389
Banovic Strahinja (1983) – late 14th century. medieval Serbia. attacked by Ottoman invaders; nobleman Banovic Strahinja searches for his kidnapped wife
Seljacka buna 1573 (1975)  --  peasant revolt of 1573 in Croatia and Slovenia (being heavily taxed to fight off the Turks)
Konjanik (2003) – Croatian film about a Muslim girl and a Christian guy fall in love despite it being forbidden; set in 18th c. on the border of Bosnia and Dalmatia, Ottoman Empire and Venetian Republic
Timocka buna (1983)  --  set at the time of the Timok Rebellion, 1883, in Serbia;  nationalist peasant anarchism
Turkey:
Gültekin amazon kizlara karsi (1969) – Medieval period Turkey
Istanbul'un fethi (The Conquest of Constantinople) (1951) – Turks attack and take Constantinople of the Byzantine Empire 1453
Gültekin amazon kizlara karsi (1969) – 1400s Turkey
Suleiman the Conqueror (1961)  --  Suleiman the Magnificent leader of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century
Hungary: 
Honfoglalás (The Conquest) (1996) – 896 AD, Magyar chief Arpad (Nero) and his seven tribes comes out of the steppes and into the Carpathian basin
Szent Gellért legendája (1994) – 11th century Hungary
Árpád népe (2006) – 11th century Hungary
István király (1992) – first king of Hungary King Stephen (1001-1038)
István a király (1984) -- King Stephen of Hungary
Bánk bán (1987) –  13th century Hungary
The Black Knight (2009)  --  General John Hunyadi defends Hungary from the Turks in the mid-15th century
Ítélet (1970) – 1500s Peasant Revolution in Hungary
Bathory (2008) – Countess Elizabeth Báthory (1560-1614) of Hungary accused serial killer was a modern Renaissance woman
Csínom Palkó (1973) –1700s Hungarian history
Jeanne Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (2006) – mistress of King Louis XIV 
Other:
Marketa Lazarová (1967) – Czech film account of the shift from Paganism to Christianity
Mestari Patelin (1985)  --  Medieval Finland
IV.2.  CHINA & MONGOLIA
Three Kingdoms Period (220-280)
Saam gwok dzi gin lung se gap (Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon) (2008)  --  story of a fantastic warrior of the Shu Kingdom and his less accomplished friend who keep on fighting only to find themselves going around in circles
Jin Dynasty (265-420)
Sixteen Kingdoms Period 304-439 -- collection of numerous short-lived sovereign states in China and its neighboring areas
Northern Wei Dynasty 386-534 (not one of the Sixteen Kingdoms)
Mulan Joins the Army (1939) – during the Northern Wei dynasty a young woman disguises herself as a man in order to take her father's place in the army
Mulan (1998)  --  the Disney version of the Mulan story 
Tang Dynasty (618-665)
Zhou Dynasty (665-705)
Empress Wu Zetian (1939)  --  Chinese biopic of the empress who interrupted the Tang Dynasty (618-907) with her behind her husband and sons in the First Zhou Dynasty (665-690) and in her own right in the Second Zhou Dynasty (690–705)
Tian di ying xiong (Warriors of Heaven and Earth) (2003)  --  an imperial agent has to escort a caravan carrying an extremely valuable item to the capital, while fighting off the Turks and their allies; action drama;year 700 in the Göktürk Empire which controlled the lucrative Silk Road trade
Tang Dynasty continuation (710-907)
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)  --  an imperial agent has to escort a caravan carrying an extremely valuable item to the capital while fighting off the Turks and their allies
Yôkihi (Princess Yang Kwei-fei) (1955) – a poor young woman is used by General An Lushan in his rebellion plans against Emperor Xuanzong (ruled 712-756)
Five Dynasties and Six Kingdoms Period
Song Dynasty (960-1279)
Dun-Huang (The Silk Road) (1988)  --  in western China in 1026, students are shanghaied by crown prince Li Yuanhao of Xi Xia, who wants to control the Silk Road
Shi si nu ying hao (The Fourteen Amazons) (1972) –  Sung dynasty warriors defending against invading Mongolians (with coverage of Yang Family tragedy)
Shi er jin pai (Twelve Gold Medallions) (1970)  -- ditto
960-1125 Song Dynasty (960-1127 Northern Song; 947-1125 Liao Dynasty; 1127-1279 Southern Song)
1125-1234 Jin Dynasty
1234-1279  Transitional Period of Growing Mongolian Control
1279-1368 Yuan Dynasty  (Mongolian Control)
The Mongol (2007) – Genghis Khan's slow rise to power
Gibel Otrara (The Fall of Otrar) (1991) – the incident in Otrar that unleashed Genghis Khan and his hordes
The Fall of Otrar (2002) – Genghis Khan  
Genghis Khan (1998)  --  Genghis Khan
Aoki Ôkami: chi hate umi tsukiru (aka Genghis Khan: To the Ends of Earth and Sea;   The Blue Wolf: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea) – a Japanese-Mongolian depiction of the life of Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan  (1965)  -- 1206-1227
Conqueror (1956) --  Mongols under Genghis Khan vs. Tartars and others
The Mongols (1961) --  Jack Palance plays the role of the son of Genghis Khan with Anita Ekberg as his mistress  
Genghis Khan - Historical TV Series (10 DVD Set)
Po veleniyu Chingiskhana (By the Will of Genghis Khan) (2009) – 
Marco Polo (2007)  --  the adventures, including love ones, of Marco Polo
Marco Polo (1998) -- 1295 with Kublai Khan, opening up the east to trade with the west. 
Marco Polo: Haperek Ha'aharon (Marco Polo: The Missing Chapter) (1996) – Polo returns to Venice in 1295 to find Venice and Genoa at war; he is soon imprisoned by the Genoans and used as a political pawn
Marco Polo (1962) -- 
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) -- 1275 in China
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
IV.3.  INDIA (Medieval Period: 711-1526) 
Pritviraj-Samyukta – Prithviraj Chauhan (1168-1192) second-to-last Hindu to rule Delhi & unifier of Rajputs against Muslim invasions
Islamic Sultanates (1206-1596)
Ambikapathy (1937) – 1083 story of the poet Kambar in the time of Kulothunga Chola (1070-1120) of the s. Indian Chola Empire (300s BC-1279)
Vijayanagara Empire (1336-1660)
Sri Krishnadevaraya (1970)  --  Krishnadevaraya (1509-1529); most famous king of Vijayanagara Empire, presided over the empire at zenith
Joymati – in 17th century an Ahom princess is killed for refusing to betray her husband; film calls for cooperation between hills and plains people
Khalsa (1999)  --  Kh?als?a (Punjabi for "Pure") all baptized Sikhs; founding of the religion & Sikh history
Anokhe Amar Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji (2006)  --  based on Sikh history
IV.4.   Japan (Early Medieval Period: 711-1526)
The Asuka period (538-710)
 Shotoku taishi (Prince Shotoku) (2001) – established a centralized government; aka Prince Umayado; his existence is disputed
Heian period 794-1185:
Shin heike monogatari (The Taira Clan Saga) (1955)  --  an unpaid special forces commander under Emperor Toba who ruled Japan from 1107-1123 
Kamakura period, 1185-1333 and Kemmu restoration, 1333-1336: 
Muromachi period, 1336-1573: 
Kikuchi sembon-yari: Shidonî tokubetsu kôgeki-tai (Thousand Spears of Kikuchi: Sydney Special Attack Unit) (1944) --  Nanbokucho wars in Nanboku-ch?o period, 1336-1392, with Northern Imperial Court founded by Ashikaga Takauji in Kyoto & Southern Imperial Court established by Emperor Go-Daigo in Yoshino
Furin kazan (Under the Banner of Samurai) (1969)  --  Yamamoto Kansuke (1501-1561),Japanese samurai and General who planned the victory at the fourth Battle of Kawanakajima against Uesugi Kenshin
V.  RENAISSANCE REFORMATION & CATHOLIC COUNTER-REVOLUTION
V.1.  RENAISSANCE Italy
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) -- Michelangelo (1475-1564) fights with Pope Julius II; based on Irving Stone novel
Titan -- Story of Michelangelo (1950)
Prince of Foxes (1949)  --  Cesare Borgia (1475-1507) plays politics with who his sister will marry
Il Duca Nero (The Black Duke) (1963) --  Cesare Borgia starring Cameron Mitchell  ($32)
Bride of Vengeance (1949) --  Cesare Borgia
Lucrezia Borgia (1935)  --  good story of the many political marriages of Lucrezia Borgia used by her family as a political pawn
Lucr?ce Borgia (1953) –  Lucrezia Borgia (1480-1519) born near Rome
Le notti di Lucrezia Borgia (The Nights of Lucretia Borgia) (1959) -- 
Las noches secretas de Lucrecia Borgia (Secret Nights) (1982)  --  don't bother; it's more about sex than anything else
Flesh and Blood (1985)  --  1501 story of Landsknechts (mostly German mercenaries including pikemen & supporting foot soldiers late 15th to late 16th century)
Il mestiere delle armi (The Profession of Arms) (2001) – first victim of modern artillery Captain Giovanni De' Medici who fought in the war of Charles V against the Pope first half of 1500s -- ($60)
Caravaggio (1986)  --  Italian Renaissance painter 1593-1610; proto-Baroque style
Artemisia (1997)  --   Artemisia Gentileschi was one of the most accomplished early Baroque painters in the generation influenced by Caravaggio 
Dangerous Beauty --  a courtesan (Catherine McCormack) becomes the most desired woman in 16th century Venice but faces criticism humiliation and the Holy Inquisition
Galilée ou L'amour de Dieu (2005) – Galilée and the Inquisition
Galileo (1975)  --  Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Galileo Galilei (1969) --   Italian  film
Pietro Micca (1938)  --  soldier becomes national hero in the defense of Turin (1706) against French troops during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714)
Casanova  (2005)  --  yes, even Casanova got dumped; 18th century
Adventures of Casanova (1948)  -- 
Les aventures de Casanova (Loves of Casanova) (1947)  -- 
Fellini's Casanova (1976)  -- not for historians; erotic adventure
The Amorous Mis-Adventures of Casanova (AKA Casanova & Co.) (1979)  --  not for historians; erotic comedy
V.2.  REFORMATION AND RELIGIOUS CONFLICT  
Luther (2003)  -- of the Reformation
Luther (1973) -- of the Reformation, 1520
Der Reformator (1968) – Martin Luther
Martin Luther (1953)  --  of the Reformation
Fru Inger til ?str?t (Lady Inger of Ostrat) (1975) --  1528 Norwegian noble woman seeking independence for the nation in the time of the Kalmar Union (1396-1537) involving Sweden, Denmark and Norway
Karin M?nsdotter (1954) – 1550–1612 started as mistress and ended as Swedish Queen to Eric XIV (reign 1560-1568)
Queen Christina (1933) -- 1654 Queen Christina of Sweden; Greta Garbo
The Abdication (1974) – Queen Christina of Sweden abdicates; what happened to Queen Christina when she converted to Catholicism
Snapphanar (Scanian Guerilla ) (1941) – Scanian War 1676-1679 between Sweden and Denmark
Karl XII (1925)  --  Charles XII of Sweden (reigned 1697-1718); Great Northern War (1700-1721)
Epitaph für einen König (1969) – Epitaph for a King;  King Karl XII of Sweden (1697-1718)
Kustaa III (1964) – Finnish film, Strindberg play adaptation; Gustav III, King of Sweden (1771-1792) when Finland was part of Sweden
Gustav III (1974) – assassination of Sweden’s King Gustav III (ruled 1771-1792)
Lockf?geln (The Decoy) (1971) – on his death-bed a father asks his son to kill King Gustav III
Gustav III:s äktenskap (The Marriage of Gustav III) (2001) – Gustav III of Sweden nine years into his marriage
Behöriga äga ej tillträde (1988) – 1890s Sweden
General von Döbeln (1942)  --  Swedish general who fought in the Russian War Finnish War and Second War Against Napoleon
Korkein oikeus (1998) – the "Cudget War" was a peasant rebellion in the late 16th century Finland
Kolme katku vahel (1970) – Livonian War 1558–1583 where Russia tried to take Livonia (today’s Estonia a& Latvia) and was opposed by varying Allies
General Crack (1930) – John Barrymore speaks! takes place at the palace of the Archduchess Maria of the Holy Roman Empire
Barry Lyndon (1976) -- Stanley Kubrik; set against the 7 Year's War 1756-1763
Amadeus (1984) -- 1762, Mozart, musical genius
Mozart (a.k.a.Life and Loves of Mozart) (1956) -- Mozart and his wife, his former mistress and his new mistress
Motsart i Salieri (Mozart and Salieri) (1962)
V.3.    CATHOLIC COUNTER REFORMATION  
Il Mestiere delle Armi (Profession of Arms) (2000)  --  Giovanni de Medici captain in Charles V's war against the pope & fought the Protestant Reformation
The Cardinal (1936)  --  Cardinal de Medici
Catherine de Médici (1989)  --  French movie about Catherine (1519-1589) who was queen consort of King Henry II of France from 1547 to 1559
La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV (Princess of Cleves) (1966) – the princess in the royal court of Henry II of France; she marries but loves another who she thinks has been unfaithful
Il Diavolo nero (The Black Devil) (1957)  --  Charles V of Spain tries to occupy all of Italy with the help of traitors
That Lady (1955)  --  story of Ana de Mendoza Princess of Eboli and Prince Philip (who became Philip II of Spain
La conjura de El Escorial (The El Escorial Conspiracy) (2008) - deceit and betrayal in the court of King Philip II of Spain
Seville, 1640 (2004)  -- 
The Last Valley (1971)  --  set in the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648)
V.4  ENGLAND TO AMERICAN REVOLUTION  
Renaissance Reformation and Religious Conflict
John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)  --  Wycliffe (mid-1320s to 1384)  -- early English dissident from Roman Catholic Church ; founder of Lollard Movement, predecessor to Luther
House of Tudors:  1461-1603
Henry VIII
Princes in the Tower (2005)  --  story of Perkin Warbeck who claimed to be the heir to the British throne during the reign of King Henry VII (ruled 1485-1509) first monarch of the Tudor dynasty
The Tudors  --  with Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Henry VIII
Henry VIII (2003)  -- 250 minutes
Henry VIII (1991)  --  200 minutes
Henry VIII and his Six Wives (1973)
Private Life of Henry VIII  (1933) --  of England, 1509-1547
Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970) mini-series  -- 
The Sword and the Rose (1953)  --  Henry VIII uses his sister Mary Tudor's marriage prospects as a pawn in international politics
The Twisted Tale (2008)  --  Mary Tudor as tragic figure
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)  --  struggle between the two Boleyn women to marry King Henry VIII
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) -- Anne Boleyn 2nd wife of Henry VIII & mother of Queen Elizabeth
A Man for All Seasons (1966)  --  Sir Thomas More won't compromise
A Man for All Seasons (1988) -- Sir Thomas More (1509-1547) gets in deep trouble with Henry VIII
Lady Jane (1986) -- tragedy of Lady Jane Grey, immediate predecessor of Mary, Queen of England
Tudor Rose (1936)  --  Lady Jane Grey's short life
The Peal of York (2007)  --  first woman to die for her religious beliefs following the start of the Reformation
Elizabeth I
Elizabeth (1998) -- Elizabeth I, 1558-1603,daughter of Anne Boleyn and  niece of Mary, Queen of England
Elizabeth I  -- HBO drama focusing on the private life of the "Virgin" Queen
Young Bess (1953) Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger
The Virgin Queen (1955) -- Bette Davis
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Elizabeth R (1971)  -- miniseries about Queen Elizabeth I starring Glenda Jackson
Elizabeth: the Golden Age (2007)  --  Elizabeth and Sir Walter Raleigh and the Spanish Armada;  starring Cate Blanchett
Drake of England (or Elizabeth of England)  (1935)  --  privateer Sir Francis Drake brings lots of money into England
Seven Seas to Calais (1962)  --  Sir Francis Drake
Drake's Venture (1980)  --  Sir Francis Drake
Mary of Scotland (1936) --  with Katherine Hepburn
Mary, Queen of Scots  (1971)  -- executed by Elizabeth for plotting against her
The Sea Hawk (1940) -- Spanish Armada (with Lawrence Olivier and Vivien Leigh)
Fire Over England (1937) -- British-Spanish conflict of 1500s
The Stuarts (1603-1649) and the Commonwealth (1649-1659):
To Kill a King (2003)  --  Cromwell, General Fairfax, Mrs. Fairfax and Charles I struggle over the future of England 
Cromwell (1970) -- English Puritan leader, 1655
The Crimson Blade (1963) -- love affair in the time of Cromwell's struggle
By the Sword Divided (1983)  --  in the English Civil War the Lacey family supports King Charles I and the related by marriage Fletcher family supports Oliver Cromwell (BBC series)
Witchfinder General (aka Conqueror Worm) (1968)  --  Matthew Hopkins tours the land searching for and finding witches
The Moonraker (1958)  --  the Moonraker the Earl of Dawlish travels to the Windwhistle Inn on the south coast to prepare the escape of the future Charles II
Winstanley (1975)   --  Gerard Winstanley leads the religious sect the Diggers to reclaim land for the poor around 1649
The Stuarts (restored):  1660-1707
Charles II: The Power and the Passion  (2003)  -- the restoration of the absolute monarchy for a brief time following the reign of Cromwell
The Exile (1947) --  story of the restoration of Charles II to the English throne  --  (discontinued by the manufacturer)
Restoration  (1995)  --  in the reign of Charles II of England 1660-1685
Forever Amber (1947)  --  one of the many mistresses of Charles II
Nell Gwyn (1934) -- one of Charles II mistresses who enjoyed her great liveliness
Stage Beauty (2004)  --  first woman to play the role of a woman on the stage and mistress of Charles II
The First Churchills (1969)  --  John Churchill and his wife Sarah Jennings ancestors of Winston Churchill
Libertine (2004)  --  17th century British poet who leads a life of debauchery
Black Swan (1942)  --  Captain Morgan in Jamaica
Captain Blood  (1935)--  set in the transition between James II and the reign of William and Mary
early years of House of Hanover: 1714-1901
Sarabande for Dead Lovers (1948) -- Sophie Dorothea seeks out Swedish Count Philip Konigsmark when her husband. the future King George I of Great Britain wants nothing to do with her
The Madness of King George III (1994)  --  of American Revolutionary War fame
Young Mr. Pitt (1942)
Amazing Grace (2006)  --   1807 William Wilberforce is the main force behind the passage of the bill eliminating the slave trade in the British Empire
John Wesley (1954)  --  John Wesley (1703-1791) founder of Methodism
The Massacre of Glencoe (1971)  --  massacre of the Macdonald Clan by the Campbell Clan 1692
Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948) --  British film about Prince Charles of 18th century Scotland
The Battle of Culloden (1964)  --  Bonnie Prince Charlie defeated at this 1746 battle
Chasing the Deer (1994)  --  last Jacobite uprising; death of the Highland clans at Culloden Moor, 1746
Rob Roy  (1995) -- 18th century Scotland
Rob Roy the Highland Rogue (1954) ($34)
Blackbeard (2006)  --  Lt. Robert Maynard of the Royal navy is sent to the Bahamas to end Blackbeard's reign of terror
Blackbeard the Pirate (1952)
Morgan the Pirate (1961) -- 
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) -- 1787 mutiny on trip to get the breadfruit plant
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) -- the fictionalized story
The Bounty (1984) -- the true story with Mel Gibson
In the Wake of the Bounty (1933)  --  not only what happened on the Bounty but what also happened afterwards
A Royal Scandal (1996)  --  King George IV (ruling from 1820-1830) and Princess Caroline of Brunswick weave a tale of infidelity illegitimacy and mistresses
Mrs. Fitzherbert (1947)  --  married the future George IV in 1785
V.5.  FRANCE & HOLLAND  TO FRENCH REVOLUTION   
Reformation & Religious Conflict
Capetian Dynasty Valois-Angoul?me Branch (1515-1589)
Diane (1956)  -- mistress of King Henri II
Queen Margot (1994) -- sister of Frances's Charles IX (ruled 1560-1574) weds in 16th c; marries the future King Henri IV first emperor of the French Renaissance (rule from 1547 to 1559) -- ($59)
Saint-Germain ou La négociation (2003)  --  Charles IX sends Catholic Baron to Protestant representatives (includes St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 1572)
Capetian Dynasty House of Bourbon (1589-1792)
Les samedis de l'histoire: Henri IV (1977) – story of Henri IV of France (reign 1589-1610) who enacted the Edict of Nantes for religious freedom
Louis XIII
Cardinal Richelieu (1935)  --  Cardinal Richelieu oppresses French Protestants known as Huguenots (under King Louis XIII 1610-1643)
Under the Red Robe (1937)   --   Cardinal Richelieu
The Three Musketeers (1935)   --  the Musketeers fight against the forces of Cardinal Richelieu. 
The Three Musketeers (1939)
The Three Musketeers (1948)
The Three Musketeers (1973) -- King Louis XIII of France, 1610-1643
The Three Musketeers (1993)
La Kermesse Héroique (aka Carnival in Flanders) (1935) – a French comedy set during the 1616 Spanish invasion of Flanders
Alatriste (2006)  -- heroic Spanish soldier fighting in Flanders in 17th century has to look after a dying friend's son in Madrid
Matka Joanna od aniolów (Mother Joan of the Angels) (1961)  --  1630s; womanizing priest Grandier executed for sorcery & the next priest tries to heal the nuns
Cautio Criminalis oder Der Hexenanwalt (1974) – German movie; witchcraft
The Headsman (Shadow of the Sword) (2005)  --  16th century Tyrol, Austria; of two childhood friends one becomes a friar and the other an executioner, but both are involved in witch hunting
Le moine et la sorci?re (Sorceress) (1987) – supposed witchcraft in 13th century France
The Devils (1971) -- witchcraft in 17th c. France
Vredens dag (Day of Wrath) (1943)  --  accusations of witchcraft in a 17th c. Danish village
Witches' Hammer (1970) --  witch hunting in Czechoslovakia
Posledná bosorka (The Last Witch) (1957) – a painter of a nude model angers the clergy so they condemn the model as a witch
The Hour of the Pig (aka The Advocate) (1993) --  a lawyer defends animals accused of being involved in witchcraft
Rembrandt (1936) -- 1630 Dutch painter
Rembrandt (1940)  -- 
Rembrandt (1999)  -- 
Rembrandt fecit 1669 (Rembrandt - 1669) (1977)  -- 
Nightwatching (2007)  --  Rembrandt's romantic and professional life
Rembrandt: Fathers and Sons (1999)  --
Girl with a Pearl Earring  --  Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer 1665
Louis XIV
La Prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV (The Rise of Louis XIV) (1966)  --  Louis XIV (1643-1715) 
Versailles le r?ve d'un roi (2008) – Louis XIV
Jeanne Poisson Marquise de Pompadour (2006) – mistress of King Louis XIV
Vatel (2000)  --  in 1671 Prince de Condé hosts Louis XIV for three days of excess
Saint-Cyr (2000)  --  France under the rule of Louis XIV (including his lady friend and his mistress)
Louis enfant roi (1993) -- formative years of the young king Louis XIV
Liselotte von der Pfalz (The Private Life of Louis XIV) (1935) – Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatine (or Pfalz) marries brother of Louis XIV of France and becomes known for her correspondence
La reine et le cardinal (2009) – Mazarin functioned as co-ruler of France with Queen Anne during the regency for young King Louis XIV; later Mazarin directed French policy with the monarch
Voltaire (1933)
Louis XV
Cartouche (1962) -- French Robin Hood during the time of the Régence 1715-1723 the regent part of the reign of King Louis XV (1715-1774)
Que la fête commence... (Let Joy Reign Supreme) (1975)  --  the Regent over Louis XV France
Madame du Barry (aka Passion) (1917)  -- mistress of King Louis XV of France
Madame du Barry (1954)  --  1768 Louis XV and the Countess Du Barry
Quentin Durward (The Adventures of Quentin Durward) (1955) – in 1465 Quentin Durwood travels to France for an arranged marriage to suit King Louis XI ($26)
V.6.  SPAIN & PORTUGAL 
King Conqueror (2009)  --  James I the Conqueror (reign 1213-1276), King of Aragon, Count of Barcelona, and Lord of Montpellier
In?s de Castro (1944) – loved one of Pedro I of Portugal (1357-1367); she had a tragic ending
In?s de Portugal (1997)   --  ditto
The Jew (1997)  --  the Portugal Inquisition (1497 to l821)  tries a converso (i.e. a Jew who had converted to Catholicism)
Torquemada (1989)  --  Spanish Inquisition
La conjura de El Escorial (2008)  --  deceit and betrayal in the court of 16th century King Philip II of Spain who reigned 1556-1598
Don Carlos Infant von Spanien (2005) -- bad relations between King Philip II of Spain and his son Don Carlos
Cervantes (a.k.a., The Young Rebel) (1968)  --  Cervantes (1547–1616), later author of Don Quixote, persuades Philip of Spain to join the Holy League and then becomes a soldier
Expulsados 1609 la tragedia de los moriscos (2009) -- 1609 Moors expelled from Spain
El Greco – a Greek film about the Greek painter (1541–1614) of the Spanish Renaissance
Esquilache  --  Spain under troubled reign of Charles II (1665-1700); (specifically ,the Esquilache Riots of March 1766) (Spanish only)
V.7.  GERMANY  
Zwölf Meter ohne Kopf (Pirates of the Baltic Sea) (2009)  --  1401 German sea pirates sea pirates Klaus Störtebeker and Gödeke Michels
Il Principe di Homburg (The Prince of Homburg) (1997)  --  Prince disobeys orders and leads a cavalry charge against the Swedes and is court-martialed during 17th century Prusso-Swedish Wars (Hitler's favorite play?)
Der Choral von Leuthen (The Hymn of Leuthen) (1933)  --  German film depicting Frederick the Great King of Prussia (1740–1786) (no subtitles)
Maria Theresia (1951)  --   (1717-1780) the Archduchess of Austria, Queen of Hungary and a Holy Roman Empress by marriage to Francis I; son Joseph II ; daughter Marie Antoinette
Maria Theresia (1980)  --  ditto
Der große König (The Great King) (1942) – Nazi film glorifying Prussian King Friedrich II during the battle of Kunersdorf (Russians and Germans versus Austria)
Jew Süss (1934) – anti-Semitism in the ghetto of Württemberg (Nazis loved the film)
V.8.  POLAND   
1612: Khroniki smutnogo vremeni (aka 1612) (2007) – Russian film set in the Time of Troubles and the Polish-Muscovite War (1605-1618)
Taras Bulba (1962) -- Cossack life in the Ukraine once part of Poland
The Rebel Son (aka The Barbarian and the Lady or The Rebel Son of Taras Bulba) – earlier film of the Taras Bulba story
Ogniem i mieczem (With Fire and Sword) (1961) Cossacks vs. Poles; first part of a trilogy set in mid-17th century
Potop (The Deluge) (1975) --  second part of the trilogy; Swedish army invades Poland and a warrior fights for the heart of Olenka
Pan Wolodyjowski (Colonel Wolodyjowski)  --  third  part of the trilogy; Turkish invasion of Poland
August der Starke (King August the Strong) (1936) – King August II The Strong (1670-1733) Polish monarch elected king 1697 abdicated 1706
Virtuti Militari (1995)  --  the history of Poland's "Virtuti Militari" medal, awarded for bravery since the Polish-Russian war of 1792
Pan Tadeusz  (2000)  --  Poland's attempt to free itself from Russian rule in Napoleonic times
Jaroslaw Dabrowski (1976)  --  Dabrowski (1836 – 1871) a Polish revolutionary, Nationalist and general who became involved in the preparation of the January Uprising; arrested August 1862
On the Banks of the Niemen (1986)  --  1863 uprising against Russian occupation
Wierna rzeka (The Faithful River) (1987) – only survivor of a unit in the 1863 insurgency in Poland is taken care of by a land steward's daughter
Wierna rzeka (1936)  --  ditto
The Wedding (1972)  --  national drive toward self-determination after the Polish uprisings of  1830 and 1863
Szwadron (1992) – Russian soldier finds out the little insurrection in 1863 Poland is a lot bigger than he expected
Goraczka (Fever) (1981) – in 1905 Poland anarchists try to assassinate the Tsarist Governor-Geneal
V.9  RUSSIA & TURKEY TO FRENCH REVOLUTION   
Estergon kalesi (Estergon Castle) (1972) – Estergon Castle in Hungary conquered by Turkish Invaders under Sultan Suleiman II in 1543
Boris Godunov (1986)  --  regent of Russia from 1584 to 1598 and reign (1598-1605)
1612: Khroniki smutnogo vremeni (aka 1612) (2007) – Russian film set in the Time of Troubles and the Polish-Muscovite War (1605-1618)
Peter the Great (1986)-- 1689-1725, Russian Czar; 1710-11 war with Ottoman Empire
V nachale slavnykh del (At the Beginning of Glorious Days) (1981)  --  Peter the Great and the build up of the Russian Navy
Sluga Gosudarev (The Sovereign's Servant) (2007)  --  1709 during war between Russian and Sweden (The Great Northern War 1700-1721) -- (currently unavailble)
Isoviha (1939) – story set in 18th century Finland when the country was occupied twice by Russia, during the Great Northern War (1700-1721) and the Lesser Wrath (1741–1742)
Epitaph für einen König (1969) – epitaph for a king; Karl XII of Sweden (1697-1718)
Young Catherine (1991) 1762-1796, Catherine the Great of Russia; 1768 war with Turkey
The Scarlet Empress (1934) -- Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great (1934) --  with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Flora Robeson
Caterina di Russia (Catherine of Russia) (1963) -- Italian film
Catherine the Great (1995)  --  with Catherine Zeta-Jones
Great Catherine – Catherine takes a liking to a British military office but he is busy with several British women
A Royal Scandal (1945)   --  love life of Russian Czarina Catherine the Great (with Tallulah Bankhead)
Tempest (1959)  --  Pugachev peasant uprising during the reign of Catherine the Great
Captain's Daughter (2000) --  during the Pugachev uprising, the love of Masha Mironova and Petr Grinev is threatened.
Nomad (2005)  --  a young fellow in 18th-century Kazakhstan unites the country's disunited tribes
V.10.  India   
The Mughal Period: 1526-1757
Humayun (1945)  --  Mughal emperor Humayun (1530-1539), son of emperor Babar
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)   --  Akbar the Great (ruled 1556-1619) and his Hindu wife Jodhabai
Mughal-e-Azam (1960)  --  16th century war between crown prince Saleem and his father the great Moghul emperor Akbar (1556-1605) over a beautiful court dancer named Anarkali
Anarkali (1953)    --  Shahenshah Jalaudin Akbar grandson of Babbar and son of Humayun rules Hindustan justly
 Akbar Saleem Anarkali (1978) --  story of Arnakali and Saleem
Noor Jahan  (1931)  --   a Mughal empress (1577-1645) 20th and favorite wife of Emperor Jehangir (1605-27)
Taj Mahal (2005)  --   Moghul ruler  Shah Jahan (1628-1658) builds a monument to eternal love in honor of his deceased wife
Taj Mahal:  A Monument to Love  (2003)  -- 
Heart of India – Taj Mahal
Ranadheera Kanteerava (1960)  --  Mysore kingdom was a golden age in Kannada .literature;  Mysore royalty’s intrigues & Kannada national chauvinism; King Ranadheera Kanteerava Narasaraja Wodeyar (1638-1659), a devotee of music and literature
Maratha Empire 1674–-1818
 Bajirao Mastani (1925) --  prime minister Baji Rao I (1719-1740) to the Maratha Empire; extended the empire
Ghashiram Kotwal (1976) – story of Nanasaheb Phadnavis the prime minister and real power of the Peshwa Maharaja 1773-1797
V.11.  JAPAN   
Azuchi-Momoyama period 1568 to 1603:
Kagemusha (1980)  --  Takeda clan one of three warlord clans 16th century
Ugetsu  (1953)  --  two peasants in search of success in war-torn Japan 16th century
Ran (1985)  -- (Akira Kurosawa) Japanese lord finds his kingdom disintegrating as his sons go to war with each other (adaptation of King Lear & life of M?ri Motonari) 16th century
M?ri Motonari   --  NHK's TV drama
Rikyu (1989)  --  Buddhist priest and improver of the tea ceremony runs afoul of Lord Hideyoshi Toyotomi
Sekigahara  --  drama set in the time when the Eastern and Western Armies met in the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868):
James Clavell's Shogun (1980)  -- based on the achievements of the first Englishman in Japan early 17th century
Seven Samurai  (1954)  (Akira Kurosawa) -- wandering ronin (i.e., unemployed samurai) defend a peasant village from bandits, 17th century
Makai tenshô (Samurai Resurrection) (2003) – the Shimabara Rebellion of mostly Christian peasants 1637–1638 during the Tokugawa era against rising taxes
The Samurai Trilogy (1967) --  based on the novel that has been called Japan's Gone With the Wind 17th century
Life of Oharu  (1952)
Hara-kiri (1962)  --  Japanese period film 1630 dealing with the plight of the poor end of the samurai spectrum
Ako-Jo danzetsu (aka Swords of Vengeance) (1978)  --  Ronin revolt against 5th Togukawa shogun (Tokugawa Tsunayoshi reign 1680-1709) in honor of their master Lord Asano
Ô-oku: The Movie (2006) – 1713, scandal of a power struggle between Ietsugu's concubine mother and the late Shogun's official wife
Goyokin (1969)  --  1831 debts owed by a small province to the Tokugawa Shogunate causes province leaders to stealing goyokin (gold and silver) from mining sites on Sado Island & worse (e.g. massacre)
Silence (2010)  --  Jesuits meet violence and persecution in closed Japan
Chinmoku (Silence) (1971)  --two Portuguese missionaries face torture and death in closed Japan ($34)
Sekigahara (1981) --  Ieyasu Tokugawa
Sen-hime to Hideyori (1962) – based on Princess Sen daughter to Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu and wife of Toyotomi Hideyori
Shinsengumi (1969) – band of ronin devoted to the Tokugawa shogun fights to protect the Shogun when he confers with the Emperor on expulsion of foreigners; 1863-1864
VI.  AGE OF DISCOVERY AND SETTLEMENT
VI.1.  EARLY EXPLORATION   
Apocalypto (2006)  --  Mayan Rambo just before the arrival of the Spanish
Kings of the Sun (1963)  --  Mayans pursued by Toltec invaders
La princesa de los ursinos (Princess of the Ursinos) (1947) – French lady (d. 1722) prominent for a decade and a half at the court of the first of the Spanish Bourbons Philip V (reign 1700-1724)
La espada negra (The Black Sword) (1976) – love story of Ferdinand and Elizabeth of Spain
Retorno a Aztlan (1991)  --  an ancient Indian empire in what became Mexico faces a severe drought and the priest prays for relief
Christopher Columbus (1949)  -- discoverer of America not a short cut to India (with Fredric March and Francis Sullivan)
Christopher Columbus (1985)  --  mini-series starring Gabriel Byrne, Faye Dunaway Oliver Reed
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery  (1992)  -- with Marlon Brando, Tom Selleck
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)  -- Christopher Columbus
Alba de América (aka Dawn of America) (1952)  --  account of discovery of America
Captain from Castile (1947) -- serves with Cortez in conquest of Mexico
El juicio de Martin Cortes --  mestizo son of Cortez represents fundamental dilemma of Mexican society
La Otra Conquista (The Other Conquest) (1998)  --  Aztec resistance to Christianization by the Spanish under Cortez
Tribu (1935)  --  conquest of North America
Cabeza de Vaca (1992)  --  1528 explored parts of the future USA and Mexico
Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)  --  Francisco Pizarro and the conquest of Peru
Los conquistadores del Pacífico (1963) --  inspired by Balboa discoverer of the Pacific Ocean
Juana la loca (2001)  --  Juana's devotion to her husband of an arranged marriage becomes an obsession; remakes of Locura de Amor
Locura de Amor  --  Spanish movie about Joanna the Mad or Joanna of Castile (1479-1555) who ruled  jointly with her husband Philip the Handsome  ($28)
Perlas ng silangan (1969)  --  Spanish colonization of the Philippines (languages Filipino/Tagalog)
Damong ligaw (199&)  --  Filipino-Spanish War (languages Filipino/Tagalog)
VI.2.  SETTLEMENT OF MEXICO  
Kino (1993)  --  Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645–1711) Catholic priest explores and works primarily in northern Sonora Mexico and the future southern Arizona establishing 24 missions & country chapels
Seven Cities of Gold (1955)  --  Portola's expedition to California in 1769 for the cities of gold and Father Junipero Serra and the founding of the California missions
Yo la peor de todas (I the Worst of All) (1990) -- Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz of Mexico is punished for her writings by the Inquisition
Zorro marchese di Navarra (Zorro the Navarra Marquis) (1969) -- Zorro makes sure the exiled King Ferdinand VII (ruled 1808 & 1813-1833 after got rid of Joseph Bonaparte) gets back to Spain
VI.3.  UNITED STATES OF AMERICA & CANADA TO AMERICAN REVOLUTION  
Black Robe (1991) Canadian-Australian film about Jesuit in 17th century Quebec among the Indians
Hudson's Bay (1941)  --  Canada's early history
First Landing (2007)  --  Christian Broadcasting Network story of Jamestown settlement in Virginia 1607 with the main focus on the life of the chaplain of the expedition
Plymouth Adventure (1952)  --  story of the voyage of the "Mayflower", 1620
Plymouth Adventure (1945)  --- early settlers in America
Knickerbocker Holiday (1944)  --  1650 dictatorial Governor "Peg-Leg" Stuyvesant in future New York City has outspoken newspaperman arrested
The New World (2005)  --  Pocohontas & Captain John Smith
Pocahontas: The Legend (1955)
Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (1953)
Penn of Pennsylvania (or The Courageous Mr. Penn) (1941)  --  founds the future state of Pennsylvania
The Crucible (1996) -- 1692 witch hunts in Salem
Les Sorcières de Salem (The Witches of Salem) (1956)  --  French version of Arthur Miller's play about the scandal in Salem Massachusetts
The Scarlet Letter (1926) --  bad old American Puritanism
The Scarlet Letter (1934) --
Der scharlachrote Buchstabe (The Scarlet Letter) (1973) –  German film with Senta Berger
The Scarlet Letter (1995) -- evil effects of Puritanism
The Broken Chain (1993) -- end of the Iroquois Confederacy in the 1700s ($39)
Last of the Mohicans (1936)
Last of the Mohicans (1971)  --  Masterpiece Theatre version
  Last of the Mohicans (1992) -- Daniel Day Lewis -- French and Indian War, 1756-1763; best version
Winners of the Wilderness (1927) --   wilderness fighter loves daughter of the commander of the French forces during the French and Indian War; Indians, under Pontiac, capture the daughter
Northwest Passage (1940)  --  French & Indian War
Northwest Passage  --  adventure series about Roger's Rangers in the French and Indian War
Mohawk (1956) --  Indians attack a frontier outpost; Scott Brady
Frontier Times (1987)  --  swashbuckler set during the French and Indian War
Young Daniel Boone (1950)
Daniel Boone (1936) --  Daniel Boone leads settlers to the future Boonesborough
Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer (1956)
Battles of Chief Pontiac  --  failure to capture Fort Detroit 1763
 Unconquered (1947)  --  Captain Holden and Abbey try to save Fort Pitt (in future Pittsburg) during Pontiac's War
Captain Kidd (1945)
Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954)
Canada:
Nouvelle France (Battle of the Brave) (2004)  --  love story set in period 1758-1761 from the collapse of New France to the British take-over in Canada
Secret Nation (1992)  --  search for a possible conspiracy surrounding the referendum by which Newfoundland joined Canada
VI.4. LATIN & SOUTH AMERICA 
Mexico:
Getrudis (1992) – Mexican War of Independence
Cuba:
La Última cena (The Last Supper) (1976) --  slavery in Cuba
Tamango (1957)  --  an African slave on a Dutch slave ship heading to Cuba revolts capturing the captain's mistress thereby forcing a showdown
  El otro Francisco (The Other Francisco) (1975) -- Cuban abolitionists were not primarily motivated by humanitarianism but had real economic motives & misrepresented the nature of slavery in Cuba
Colombia:
Bolívar soy yo (2002)  --    an actor playing the Liberator Simon Bolivar starts working to complete Bolivar's dream of a "Great Colombia" 
Simón Bolívar (1942) --  the Great Liberator
Venezuela:
Francisco de Miranda (2006) – Venezuelan freedom fighter considered forerunner of Simon Bolivar
Simón Bolívar (1969) --  the Great Liberator
Brazil: 
O Descobrimento do Brasil (1937)  --  old film about the armada of Pedro Álvares Cabral discovering Brazil
The Mission (1986)  -- Jesuits in Brazil try to protect natives
Aguirre, the Wrath of God  (1972)  -- a lost 1540s expedition from Peru to the Amazon
O Quinto Império - Ontem Como Hoje (2004) – King Sebastian of Portugal reigned 1554-1578
El Dorado --  1560 expedition down Amazon River by Spanish soldiers searching for the fabled city of gold El Dorado
Xica (1978) -- slavery in Brazil
Cafundó (2005) – life of black slave in Brazil Jo?o de Camargo (1858-1942) who led an exemplary life to attain his freedom
Vendaval Maravilhoso (1949) – Castro Alves poet of slave liberation in 19th century Brazil
Desmundo (2002)  --  set in 1570 Brazil a young and religious Portuguese woman travels from Portugal to marry a sugar-cane plantation owner
Quilombo (1984)  -- illegal towns composed of renegade slaves and others at the bottom that whites just have to destroy ($66)
Ganga Zumba (1963)  --  a runaway slave founds a Quilombo Palmares an escaped slave community
Argentina: 
El santo de la espada (1970) –  Argentine independence hero Jose de San Martin
Güemes - la tierra en armas (1971) – wars of independence in Northern Argentina
Felicitas (2009)  --  Felicia Antonia Guadalupe Guerrero y Cueto (1846-1872) who was considered the most beautiful woman in the Republic of Argentina
La revolución es un sue?o eterno (translation: The Revolution is an Eternal Dream) (2008) – May Revolution in 1810 which brought about the first local government not designated by the Spanish Crown
Others: 
Lydia Bailey (1952)  --   love story set in Haiti 1802 Toussaing L'Overture
VI.5.  AUSTRALIA  
Captain James Cook (1987)  --  1770 voyage discovers east coast of Australia
Against the Wind (1978)  -- TV mini-series about the life of a transported convict in the colony of New South Wales, Australia
Eureka Stockade  (a.k.a. Massacre Hill) (1949) --  Australians battle the government during the 1854 miners' revolt
Botany Bay (1953)   --  in 1787 prisoners are shipped from Newgate Jail to a new penal colony in Botany Bay New South Wales Australia
Heritage (1935/I) – disappointing overview of 150 years of Australian history
VII.  REVOLUTION AND AFTERMATH 
VII.1.  AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1775-1782
John Adams (2008)  --  miniseries of John Adams and the first 50 years of the USA
Adams Chronicles (1976)  --  life of 4 generations of the Adams family of Massachusetts
The Howards of Virginia (1940)  --  the run-up to the Revolution in Virginia
Choosing Revolution (1999)  --  brothers of the well-known Randolph family of Virginia chose different sides during the time of  revolution
Allegheny Uprising (1939) – colonials in Pennsylvania have an uprising even before the American Revolution
The Bastard (1978)  --  a man from France gets involved with the events leading up to the American Revolution
Johnny Tremain (1957)  --   a young fellow caught up in the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington & Concord
April Morning  (1988)  -- Battle of Lexington & Concord,1775, war starts before Dec. of Independence
1776 -- The Musical  --  Declaration of Independence
John Paul Jones (1959) --  Robert Stack as the naval hero
The Crossing (2003) -- Delaware River crossing by George Washington
George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986)  --  miniseries with Barry Bostwick as Washington; interesting too because it is Viggo Mortensen's first film ($80)
La Fayette (1961)  --  the Frenchman who fought for American independence
Kosciuszko pod Raclawicami (1938)  --  Polish soldier who served in the American Revolution and also battled in Poland
The Buccaneer (1938)  --  1780 Lafayette and the American Revolution
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) -- Mohawk Valley, New York frontier in the Revolution
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003)  --  the infamous American traitor
The Scarlet Coat  -- for money Benedict Arnold wants to offer up West Point to the British
The Patriot (2000)  --  Battle of Cowpens South Carolina
Revolution (1985)  --  set within the American Revolution such as at Valley Forge and Yorktown (starring Al Pacino)
"Disneyland" The Birth of the Swamp Fox  (1959, 1960)  --  South Carolina revolutionary guerrilla leader
Yorktown (2006)  --  final battle of the Revolutionary War September-October 1781
The World Turned Upside Down (1985) –   struggle of a family who supported Britain in the American Revolution; emigration to Canada may be the only answer
The Rebels (1979)  --  American Revolution
Revolution in South America:
Bolívar soy yo (2002)  --    an actor playing the Liberator Simon Bolivar starts working to complete Bolivar's dream of a "Great Colombia" 
VII.2.  FRENCH REVOLUTION 1789
Louis XVI
Ridicule (1966)  --  wit proves the key to social success at the court of Louis XVI (1774-1792)
Marie Antoinette (2006) 
Marie Antoinette (Shadow of the Guillotine) (1956)  -- Marie-Antoinette  
Marie Antoinette (1938)  --  daughter of Francis II of Austria; wife of Louis XVI
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)  -- 
Le collier de la reine (The Queen’s Necklace) (1929) --
L'autrichienne (1990) – last days of Queen Marie Antoinette
The Beloved Rogue (1927)  --  French poet-patriot Francois Villon battles wits with King Louis XI
  Galgenfrist (2008) – French poet vagabond Francois Villon convicted of murder
Jefferson in Paris (1995) -- Jefferson's experiences as French ambassador along with his love life
La Marseillaise (1938) -- French Revolution
La Révolution française (1989)  --  the French Revolution
l'cavaliere di Maison Rouge (The Glorious Avenger) (1953) --  French Revolution
A Tale of Two Cities (1980) -- French Revolution
A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
A Tale of Two Cities   (1935)  -- with Ronald Coleman  
Reign of Terror (1949)  --  1789 French Revolution  
Scaramouche (1952)  --  only set in the 1789  French Revolution
Danton (1982) -- radical but pragmatic leader in the French Revolution
Danton (1932)  --  Georges Jacques Danton (1759–1794)
L' Anglaise et le duc (The Lady and the Duke) (2001)  --  Scottish courtesan observes and writes about the French Revolution
Nuit de Varennes (That Night in Varennes) (1982)  --  French film about stagecoach passengers who get caught up in the arrest of King Louis XVI in the town of Varennes
The Black Book --  French Revolution (DVD with poor production quality)
Sade (2000) --  1794 Marquis de Sade faces execution by Robespierre's regime
Quills  (2000)   --  Marquis de Sade at the Charenton Mental Asylum
Lady Oscar  --  in her youth a female guard to Marie Antoinette loved Andre but they meet again at the assault on the Bastille on opposites sides ($28)
Dangerous Exile (1957)   --  fate of ten year old Louis XVII who died in 1795 (many thought he escaped from his French revolutionary captors)
Caroline chérie (1968) --  French Revolution
Madame Guillotine (1931)  --
Madame Recamier; Or, The Price of Virtue (1923) – Jeanne-Françoise Julie Adéla?de Bernard Récamier (777-1849) was a leader of the literary/political circles of the early 19th century
Le diable boiteux (The Lame Devil) (1948) – the French diplomat Talleyrand (1754–1838) worked successfully under the following: Louis XVI , Napoleon I,Louis XVIII
VII.3.  AGE OF NAPOLEON   
Napoleon (2003)
Napoleon (1956)  --    film made by the French
Napoleon (1927)
Joséphine (2006) – Napoleon and Josephine
A Royal Divorce (1938)  --  Napoleon and Josephine
Passion in the Desert – young French officer in  Egypt during Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign to capture the country
Adieu Bonaparte (1985)  --  reactions of three Egyptian brothers to French Occupation and crushing of Mameluke rule
Kolberg  --  defense of the besieged fortress town of Kolberg against French troops (April-July 1807) ($58)
Raffl (1984)  --  Franz Raffl betrays the great rebel leader Andreas Hofer fighting the French and Bavarians and becomes the "Judas of Tyrol", 1809
Das Heilige Land Tyrol (2010)  --  Katharina and her husband escape from Bavaria to Tyrol and get into a  revolutionary hotspot with leader Andreas Hofer
Sangre de mayo (Blood of May) (2008)  --  love story set against reign of Fernando VII of Spain
The Pride and the Passion (1957) -- Spanish Revolution Against Napoleon 1810
Goya in Bordeaux (1999)  -- Spanish painter Francisco Goya
Volavérunt  (1999)  --   Goya and the Duchess of Alba, Goya's "Naked Maja"
Goya's Ghost (2006)  --  Goya
Augustina (2010)  --  "Spanish Joan of Arc" Agustina de Aragón (1786-1857) defended Spain during the Spanish War of Independence (1808-1814)
Agustina de Aragón (1950)  --  ditto
Austerlitz (1960) -- Napoleon
Kolberg (Burning Hearts) (1945) – Napoleon’s troops in Germany have isolated Kolberg, but the citizens refuse to surrender; French prepare massive bombardments
War and Peace  (1956) -- Napoleon's invasion of Russia 1812 (from Tolstoy's great novel)
War and Peace (1972)  --  ditto but with Anthony Hopkins
????? ? ???; Vojna i mir (War and Peace) (1968) --  expensive Russian version of War and Peace
Pushkin: Poslednyaya duel (2006) – Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) considered greatest Russian poet
Poslednyaya doroga (The Last Road) (1986) – death and the 'last road' of Aleksandr Pushkin
1814 (2007)  --  mystery story in the time of Pushkin
Venere imperiale (Imperial Venus) (1963)  --  Italian/French production of story of Paolina Bonaparte sister of Emperor Napoleon I
Madame Sans-Gene (Madame) (1962)  --  wife of Marshal Lefebvre one of Napoleon's generals and Marshal of France who constantly gets him into trouble
Waterloo (1970) --  Napoleon in his second romp defeated in this 1815 battle
Eagle in a Cage (1971) –  Napoleon's exile on St. Helena
Monsieur N. (2003) –  conjecture that Napoleon did not die on St. Helena
Betzi (1978) – imprisonment of Napoleon Bonaparte on St Helena
N (Io e Napoleone) (Napoleon & Me) (2006) – the librarian on Elba Island hates Napoleon
Conquest (1937)  --  a Polish countess (played by the great Garbo) becomes the mistress of Napoleon in an attempt to gain freedom for her country
Le destin fabuleux de Désirée Clary (Mlle. Desiree) (1942) – Désirée Clary once the fiancée of Napoleon Bonaparte and later Queen of Sweden & Norway as wife of King Charles XIV John
Desiree (1954) --  the future queen and king of Sweden and Napoleon; a seamstress loves Napoleon, but his marriage to aristocrat Josephine spoils her dreams
Madame Bovary (1991)  --  the then scandalous portrait of a bored middle-class married woman engaging in adultery
The Duellists (1977)  --- one man is obsessed with killing another duel over a period of fifteen years covering the Napoleonic era
Napoleon and Love (1974)  --  love life of Napoleon
Fanny Elssler (1937)  --  Metternich has Fanny Elsser keep the Duke of Reichstadt (future Napoleon II ruled 1815) out of French politics but the two fall in love
L'aiglon (translation:  The Eaglet) (1931)  --  Napoleon
English Opponents of Napoleon: 
H. M. S. Defiant (1962)  --  based on the Spithead and Nore mutinies in the form of strikes for better pay and conditions by sailors of the Royal Navy in 1797 during war with the French Revolutionary government
Sea Devils (1953)  --  woman working as a double agent for England in France and the English fishermen turned smuggler who loves her 
The Nelson Affair (1973) --  British film on the Lord Nelson-Lady Hamilton affair; Nelson puts an end to Napoleon's naval threat
That Hamilton Woman (1941) -- Lord Horatio Nelson and Lady Emma Hart Hamilton 1801
The Divine Lady (1929)  --  Nelson, Lady Hamilton and Emma in a triangle
A Bequest to the Nation (1973) --  the relationship between Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton
I Remember Nelson (1982)  --  TV mini-series presenting Nelson as seen from viewpoints of his wife his mistress's husband Captain Hardy and a common seaman
Master and Commander:  The Far Side of the World (2003)  --  English naval ship against a more powerful and faster French ship during the Napoleonic Wars 1805
Sharpe's Waterloo (2006) --  Battle of Waterloo 1815
The Iron Duke (1934) – historical drama about the Duke of Wellington starring George Arliss
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)  -- novelist famous for a tempestuous affair with Lord Byron in 1812; (was also involved with the Duke of Wellington who defeated Napoleon)
Byron (2003)  --  the famous English poet who led a scandalous existence
Shelly (1972)  --  famous British author
Becoming Jane (2007)  --  early love affair of Jane Austen that affected her later writing
Les Enfants du siecle (Children of the Century) (1999)  --  love affair between George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset
Impromptu  (1991)  --  novelist George Sand and composer Frederic Chopin
Abschiedswalzer (Farewell Waltz) (1934) – Frédéric Chopin and George Sand
Preußische Liebesgeschichte (A Prussian Love Story) (1938) – Frederic Chopin
Mlodosc Chopina (Young Chopin) (1952)  --formative years between 1825 and 1831
La chanson de l'adieu (Farewell) (1934) – Frederic Chopin and George Sand
Other:
Nezrimyy puteshestvennik (1999) – December of 1825 last days of the Russian Emperor Aleksandr I (known for the victory over Napoleon in 1812)
Der Herzog von Reichstadt (1931) – story of King Napoleon II, who ruled less than a month in 1815 (aka Herzog von Reichstadt), son of Napoleon I and second wife, Marie Louise of Austria
L'agonie des aigle (The Death Agony of the Eagles) (1933)  --  Napoleon II of France
Immortal Beloved (1994)  --  speculation on loves of Beethoven (1795-1815)
Beethoven's Great Love (1936)
Spring Symphony -- composer Robert Schumann
Mazeppa (1993) –  biography of French Romantic painter Theodore Gericault (1791-1824) who painted the controversial "Raft of the Medusa" (1819)
The House of Rothschild (1934) -- biography of the Rothschild family of financiers whose fortune was laid during the latter stages of the Napoleonic Wars
I megali stigmi tou '21: Papaflessas (1971) – the Greek revolution against the Turks (1821)
VII.4.  EARLY YEARS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 
Alexander Hamilton (1931) George Arliss as first Secretary of the Treasury of the US
Jefferson in Paris (1995) -- Jefferson's experiences as French ambassador along with his love life
The Far Horizons  (1955) --  Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the west of the USA
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000)
Tripoli (2011)  --  Barbary pirates
Tripoli (1950) -- US Marines battle Barbary pirates in 1805
Little Old New York (1940) -- 1807 Robert Fulton and his steamboat run into some nasty opposition (currently unavailable)
Magnificent Doll (1946) – Dolly Payne Todd is torn between Aaron Burr and  James Madison
The Buccaneer (1938) --  pirate-hero Jean Lafitte who aids American cause in Battle of New Orleans War of 1812
The Buccaneer (1958) Andrew Jackson relies for help in the Battle of New Orleans on Lafitte
Buccaneer's Girl (1950) New Orleans's singer helps free pirate-friend from prison
Belizaire the Cajun  --  persecution of the Cajuns/Creole culture in the South ($118)
The President's Lady (1953)  --  Andrew Jackson criticized for his wife with a past
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)  --  a relationship between John Eaton and the innkeeper's daughter results in trouble for both of them and President Andrew Jackson
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) --  trouble for Napoleon exiles in Demopolis, Alabama
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)
Western Union (1941) -- building of the first transcontinental telegraph system; Robert Young
Wells Fargo (1937)  --  1840s development of alternative to the US Post Office
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)  --  mountain man who had his own personal war with the Crows
Mountain Men (1980)  --   story of mountain men who led many of the settlers into the West
Tomahawk (1951)  ---  in 1864 mountain man Jim Bridger builds the Bridger Trail from Wyoming to the gold fields in Montana
Mormons:
The Prophet  –  Joseph Smith Jr. founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (a.k.a. the Mormons)
Emma Smith: My Story (2008) – story of the wife of Mormon founder Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration (2005)
Legacy (1900)  --  story of the Mormon pioneers 1830's-1890's
Brigham: Savage Journey (a.k.a. Savage Journey) (1983) --  Brigham Young leads the Mormons (Latter Day Saints) out to today's Salt Lake City Utah
Brigham Young (1940)   --   ditto
September Dawn (2006)  --  Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857 in which Mormons massacre a wagon train of settlers
Handcart (2002) –  man marries a Mormon woman and becomes part of the ill-fated journey of Martin Handcart Company in 1856 heading to Salt Lake valley, in which 150 people died of cold and starvation
The Republic of Texas and the Mexico-America War
Texas (1994)-- history of Texas from its settlement via Stephen Austin to statehood
The First Texan (1956)  --  based on life of Sam Houston (starring Joel McCrea) ($40)
Gone to Texas (1986)  --  story of Sam Houston (including battle at the Alamo and the battle of San Jacinto) ($35)
The Honorable Sam Houston (1975)  --  Texas Sam Houston
Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986) –   Sam Houston
Man of Conquest (1939)  --  Sam Houston
The Adventures of Jim Bowie  (1956)  (TV)  --  TV series based on the life of Jim Bowie
Travis (1991)  --  a teenager watches the courage of Col. Travis at the Alamo
Alamo: The Price of Freedom (1988)
Alamo: 13 Days to Glory (1987) --
The Alamo (1960) -- 1836
The Last Command (1955) Jim Bowie and the Alamo
Heroes of the Alamo (1937)  -- 
One Man's Hero (1999)  -- Irish Americans mistreated in the US army go over to the Mexican side
Santa Anna: Su alteza serenisima (2001)  --  the last three days in the life of Santa Anna (1794-1876)
The Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936)  --  Joaquin Murrieta in California seeks revenge on the men who killed his wife and brother (possible source for Zorro character)
The California Conquest (1952)  --  1840s the push for statehood for the future California then part of Mexico
Seminole Wars
Drums of Destiny (1937)  --  American army captain in 1815 Florida (then under Spanish control) must save his brother
Distant Drums (1951) -- Seminole Indians on warpath in early 19th c Florida  
Seminole (1953) -- Seminole Indians and help from a cavalry officer
Gold Rush
Roughing It (2002)  --  teenaged Mark Twain out West during the "Gold Rush" days
Mark Twain: Adventures in the Holy Land (2008) – tourist adventures
VII.5.  VICTORIAN ENGLAND TO WWI.
The First Gentleman (1948)  --  romance between the future King Leopold I of Belgium & the daughter of the Prince of Wales (later George IV) Princess Charlotte
Victoria the Great (1937)  --  Queen Victoria (ruled 1838-1901)
Sixty Glorious Years (1938) -- Queen Victoria
Victoria and Albert (2001)  --  love story of Victoria and Albert
Network First: Victoria and Albert (1997)  -- TV miniseries
The Young Victoria (2009)  --  Queen Victoria
Mädchenjahre einer Königin (Victoria in Dover) (1954)  --  Victoria becomes the Queen of England and falls in love in Dover
Mrs. Brown (1997) -- Queen Victoria after death of  husband Albert
The Mudlark (1950) -- Queen Victoria after death of husband Albert
Disraeli (1978)  --  the political career of Benjamin Disraeli. 
The Prime Minister (1941)  --  story of rise of Benjamin Disraeli who came to be the Prime Minister in 1868 and then from 1874-1880
Disraeli (1929) -- Conservative Party prime minister
Little Dorrit (1988) – novelist Charles Dickens' political indictment of early 19th century England
River Queen (2005)  --  in the 1860s a young Irish woman and her family find themselves torn between the British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand
Utu (1983)  --  in the 1870s Te Kooti's War a Maori soldier seeks revenge after the British army destroys his home village and kills his uncle
The Last Stand (1938)  --  Maori girl helps her people in a last stand against the British
The Four Feathers (2002)  --  man declared a coward has to go to Sudan to fight the Mahdi's forces to prove he is not a coward
In Desert and Wilderness (1973)  --  two kids kidnapped by the rebels during Mahdi's rebellion in Sudan
Jack the Ripper  (1960)  -- serial killer in Victorian England 1888
Jack the Ripper (1988)
From Hell (2001) – Jack the Ripper
Wilde (1997)  --  homosexual writer and brilliant social critic; height of career 1895
Oscar Wilde (1960)
The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)
Salome's Last Dance (1988)
Feasting with Panthers (Broadway Theatre Archive) (1974)  --  Oscar Wilde in prison
Lillie (1978) (mini)   --  story of beautiful British actress Lillie Langtry admired by Prince of Wales and Oscar Wilde
Topsy-Turvy (2000) -- Gilbert and Sullivan
Elephant Man (1980) -- John Merrick with terribly disfiguring disease finally treated with some dignity (becoming a favorite of Queen Victoria)
Edward VII (1901-1910) 
Edward the Seventh (a.k.a. Edward the King) (1975) --  the life of Queen Victoria's son who became Edward VII
George V (1910-1936):
Carrington (1995)  --  love affair between painter Dora Carrington and gay author Lytton Strachey
Ingenjör Andrées luftfärd (The Flight of the Eagle) (1982)  --  Swedish film about S. A. Andrée setting out in hydrogen balloon "The Eagle" to be the first man at the north pole, 1897
Scott of the Antarctic (1948)  --  Robert F. Scott's trip to be the first man to reach the South Pole (1910-1912)
Shackleton (2002)  --  Shackleton's journey to the South Pole and the crew's harrowing return trip
Cook & Peary:  The Race to the Pole (1983)  -- 
VII.6.  FRANCE
Capetian Dyanasty House of Bourbon Restored (1815-1830):
Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999)  --  the mother the work and the loves of a founding father of realism in European literature
Louis XVIII brother of Louis XVI ruled 1815-1824
Charles X  -- ruled 1824-1830
Louis-Philippe I of the July Monarchy (1830-1848)  --  the last king to rule France
Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte  of the Second Republic (1848-1852)  --  became Emperor Napoleon III
 Emperor Napoleon III (Louis Bonaparte) the Citizen King (ruled late 1852 to 1870) -- Second Empire restored
Suez (1938)  --  Leon Ames plays Napoleon III, although Loretta Young as Eugenie is much more highlighted
Juarez (1939)  --  Claude Rains portrays him as a weak man ready to betray Maximilian in Mexico
The Song of Bernadette (1943)  --  Jerome Cowan plays Napoleon III
Maytime (1936)  --  Guy Bates Post plays Louis Napoleon
Spy of Napoleon (1936)   --  Napoleon III that is
La contessa di Castiglione (2006) – Italian courtesan & secret agent Virginia Oldoini, Countess di Castiglione (1837–1899); as  mistress of Emperor Napoleon III she used her influence to soften his response to Italian unification
La contessa di Castiglione (1954) –
Edward the Seventh (a.k.a. Edward the King) (1975) --  contains many references to Louie Bonaparte
VII.7.  CRIMEAN WAR  --  Russia vs. Turkey (Ottoman Empire) England and France
Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)  -- Crimea, 1854-1856
Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) -- love triangle in India solved by British involvement in the Crimean War
Charge of  the Lancers (1954)   --  affairs set against the Crimean War
Lady with a Lamp (1951) -- nurse-crusader Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale (1986)  -- the great nurse at work during the Crimean War fighting against prejudice to be of service to the soldiers
The White Angel (1936) --  Florence Nightingale ($45)
Bronte (1983) -- Irish film
Les Soeurs Bronte (Bronte Sisters) (1979) French film
Devotion (1946) -- Bronte sisters
The Brontes of Haworth (1973)
VII.8.  ITALY (1789-1867) 
Fuoco su di me (Fire at my Heart) (2006) – story of young soldier of the Napoleonic army in 1815 in Napoli after the era of Gioacchino Murat King of the Two Sicilies (1808 to 1815)
Ferdinando e Carolina (Ferdinando  and Carolina) (1999)  --  King Ferdinando I of Naples (reign 1816-1825) weds Mary Caroline of Austria daughter of Empress Mary Theresa in a political marriage
L'ultima carica (1964) – in 1820s war of independence in southern Italy
Wars of Italian Independence  --three wars between Italian states and Austrian Empire 1848-1866 ending with conquest of entire Italian peninsula
Viva l'Italia! (1961) --  about Giuseppe Garibaldi of Italian unification fame (director is Rossillini)
Noi credevamo (2010)  --  Italy's battle for unification in the 19th century
In nome del popolo sovrano (In the Name of the Sovereign People) (1990) – 1849 Ciceruacchio declares Independent Republic of Rome but French & Austrians try to block it by bringing back the Pope to Rome
Senso (1968) --  Italy 1855, Austrian military occupation 
Bronte: cronaca di un massacro che i libri di storia non hanno raccontato (Liberty) (1972) — Italian War of Independence
I vicer? (2007) – 19th century Italian wars
Ovod (The Gadfly) (1955)  --  Russian film about 1800s Italy  ($30)
'O re (The King of Naples) (1989) – 1860 overthrow of Francesco, the King of Naples and the two Sicilies; the deposed king and queen adapt to their new lives
In nome del papa re (In the Name of the Pope King) (1977) – in 1867 the papal court fights to prevent Garibaldi's forces from taking power and bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom
VII.9.  AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Prequel:
Adanggaman (2000)  --  role of black Africans in supplying the human beings for the European slave trade
Slavers (1978)  --  slave trade in east Africa around 1884
Amistad (1997)  --  slave ship rebellion leads to 1839 court room drama
Ill-Gotten Gains (1997)  --  slave revolt aboard the ship Argon Miss
Ascension Day (2007)  --  Nat Turner rebellion in 1831
Roots (1977)  -- TV mini series on slavery from more of a black perspective
Alex Haley's Queen  (1993) --  in this mini-series the writer of Roots tells the story of his paternal grandmother whose father was a Civil War-era slave owner
A Woman Called Moses (1978) -- Harriet Tubman helps slaves escape via the underground railroad
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987)  -- based on Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel published in 1852
Race to Freedom: Underground Railroad (1994) TV  --  slaves escape to Canada and freedom via the Underground Railroad
Scarecrow (2009)  --  partly about underground railroad
Stand Up and Fight (1939) --  a northerner and a southerner try to stop the kidnapping of black freemen for reselling
Solomon Northup's Odyssey: "Twelve Years a Slave" (1984)  --  a free black man living in Saratoga Springs, New York is kidnapped and taken to Louisiana to work as a slave
Freedom Bound (2009)  --  stories covering three centuries, including slavery
Enslavement: The Story of Fanny Kemble (2000) -- artist disturbed by southern slavery
Dixie (1943) -- composer of Dixie, pioneer minstrel Dan Emmett
I Dream of Jeanie (1952) --  the story of popular song-writer Stephen Foster
Swanee River  -- mostly fictional biopic of Stephen Foster
Bloody Kansas:
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)  --  for vengeance joins "Bloody Bill" Anderson's gang, a pro-southern gang of "outlaws"
Quantrill's Raiders (1958)  --  psychopath leading outlaws with a pro-southern slant  ($40)
Kansas Raiders (1950) -- Jesse James joins Quantrill's Raiders
Dark Command (1940) --  Civil War Kansas; Quantrill's Raiders
Ride with the Devil (1999)  --  the war in bloody Kansas and Missouri
The Jayhawkers! (1959)  --  a government agent infiltrates the vigilante group the Jayhawkers (bushwhackers were pro-South and Jayhawkers were pro-union non-military guerilla raiders)
Seven Angry Men (1955) -- John Brown (Raymond Massey)
Santa Fe Trail (1940)  --  on trail of John Brown; 1856 Pottawatomie Creek massacre; 1859 Harper's Ferry
Civil War Begins and Ends:
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) --  Raymond Massey as Lincoln
Lincoln (2005)  -- 
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) -- John Ford director
Abraham Lincoln (1930) -- directed by D. W. Griffith
The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (Broadway Theatre Archive) (1976)  -- 
Just a Man (2008)  --  a bit of recovery for the distraught Mrs. Lincoln
Tad (1995)  --  Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad
Tap Roots (1948) – very loosely based on farm owner reacting to the attempt by his Jones County to secede from Mississippi
Class of '61 (1993)   --  graduates of West Point enter the Civil War and Battle of Bull Run
Journey to Shiloh (1968)  --  April 6-7 1862
Ironclads  --  the CSS Virginia versus the USS Monitor in the Battle of Hampton Roads March 8-9 1862
Hearts in Bondage  (1936)  --    battle between the CSS Virginia (formerly the USS Merrimack) and the USS Monitor
John Ericsson - segraren vid Hampton Roads (aka Ericsson The Great John) (1937) – designer of the iron-clad ship the Monitor to fight the ironclad Confederate ship the Merrimack
Gods and Generals (2003)  -- pro-Southern film about early Confederate victories: Fredericksburg Chancelorsville that led to excessive hubris in Gen. Lee
"Disneyland" Willie and the Yank: The Mosby Raiders (1967)  --  pro-Southern film about young boy who joins the pro-Confederate Mosby Raiders --  Mosby captured Union General Stoughton March 1863
The Horse Soldiers (1959) -- set in Vicksburg campaign; John Ford and John Wayne
Gettysburg (1993) -- 1863 battle high water mark of the Confederacy
The Perfect Tribute (1991) (TV)  --  young boy and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Wicked Spring (2002)  --  Battle of the Wilderness May 5 - May 7 1864
The Gangs of New York (2002) -- ethnic tensions between Irish immigrants and native Americans leads to infamous New York City draft riots of 1863
The Great Locomotive Chase (1956)  --  during Atlanta campaign Yanks steal a Reb locomotive and try to tear up the track
Gone With The Wind (1939)  --  Battle of Atlanta
Louisiana (1984)  --  woman loses her house in the aftermath of the Civil War and vows to recoup her plantation
True Women (1997)  --  lives of three women through the Texas Rebellion Comanche raids the Civil War
Glory (1989) --- 54th Massachusetts, first black army unit in the US
The Hunley (1999) -- 1864 submarine in Charleston, SC for Turner Network
Andersonville (1996)   --  made for cable movie about infamous Confederate prison
Lincoln (aka Gore Vidal's Lincoln) (1988)  --  reveals more of the inner family problems faced by Lincoln
The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998)  --  assassinated at Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth
They've Killed President Lincoln (1971) – simulated documentary footage to examine the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth (2007)  -- 
Prince of Players – great American stage actor Edwin Booth brother John Wilkes Booth
Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)-- Dr. Samuel Mudd unjustly found guilty of helping in the Lincoln assassination
The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (1980)  --  Dr. Mudd accused of helping John Wilkes Booth get away after killing President Lincoln
Hellgate (1955) --  remake of Prisoner of Shark Island
The Blue and the Gray (1982 )    --   the families of two brothers divided between the North and the South fight for different sides
Cold Mountain (2003)  --  interesting question of just how unjust were the civil defense bands in the South 
VII.10.  SIAM (THAILAND) & BURMA (MYANMAR)  
The King Maker (2005) --  in 1547 the Portuguese soldier of fortune Fernando De Gama comes to Thailand and finds adventure
The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)  --  1528 Thailand
The Legend of King Naresuan (2006)  --  King Naresuan the Great (1590 to 1605); a follow-up to The Legend of Suriyothai
Bang Rajan (2000)  --  Burmese invaders of 18th century Thailand
Anna and the King (2000)  -- Thailand during American Civil War; Jody Foster
The King and I (1999) --  animated version
The King and I (1956)  
Anna and the King of Siam (1946)-- Thailand 
Kyan Sit Min -- Burmese film based on King Kyan Sit Min of Burma
Tamnaan somdet phra Naresuan maharat: Phaak prakaat itsaraphaap (The Legend of Naresuan: Declaration in Independence) (2007)  -- the war for the independence of Siam (Thailand) from Burma
VII.11.  USA  --  POST-CIVIL WAR PERIOD
USA - RECONSTRUCTION & SEPARATE BUT EQUAL
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Birth of a Nation (1915) --  the Southern version of "truth" by Southerner D. W. Griffith (a great film for racists)
Booker  --  youth of Booker T. Washington, later supporter of "separate but equal" racist system (but who also supported the NAACP in secret)
The Toast of New York (1937)  --  story behind the Financial Panic of 1869
USA -- COWBOYS
Donner Pass -- The Road to Survival (1984)  --  some of the settlers stranded in the northern Sierra Nevada mountains near Truckee California in the winter of 1846 turn to cannibalism to survive
Lonesome Dove (1989) --  c. 1866 based on cattle drivers Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight
Red River (1948) -- 1867, Chisholm Trail to Abilene, John Wayne   
Abilene Town  (1946)  --  at the end of the Chisholm Trail
Wild Bill Hickok
Wild Bill (1995) --  Hickok that is; 1866-1871, marshal in Kansas cowtowns, including Abilene
Young Bill Hickok (1940)  --  B western
Calamity Jane (1953) -- friend of Hickok
The Plainsman (1936)  --  Wild Bill Hickok Buffalo Bill Cody Calamity Jane and George Armstrong Custer
Jesse James
Jesse James (1939) -- bank and train robber and a very bad man;  1866-1882
Jesse James Rides Again (1947)  -- 
Jesse James: Legend, Outlaw, Terrorist (2005)  -- 
Jesse James: American Outlaw (2007)  -- 
The Great Missouri Raid (1950) -- Jesse James and Youngers
Bad Men of Missouri (1941)  --  the Youngers
The Great Jesse James Raid (1953)
The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
Young Jesse James (1960)
The Assassination of Jesse James  --  shows James as a bit of a psychopath but still portrays him somewhat sympathetically
The Plot to Kill Jesse James (2006)  -- 
I Shot Jesse James (1949)  -- 
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) -- ill-fated 1876 bank robbery by James and Younger gangs
The Long Riders (1980) -- James, Younger, Miller and Ford brothers
American Outlaws (2001) -- James and Younger gang
Cole Younger, Gunfighter (1958) --  Frank Lovejoy; revenge, romance and a trial
The Daltons
When the Daltons Rode (1940) -- Dalton gang in Indian Territory; 1891, first train robbery
The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang (1979) -- Dalton gang
Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp (1994)   --  1876-1879 marshal of Dodge City Kansas
Tombstone (1993) --  Wyatt Earp in Arizona; gunfight at O.K. Corral
Dodge City (1939) --  composite fictional hero
Hour of the Gun (1967)  --  Earp & Doc Holliday form a posse to hunt Ike Clanton and his gang 
Gunfight at O.K. Corral (1957) -- gunfight in 1881 Tombstone
My Darling Clementine (1946) Henry Fonda
Frontier Marshal (1939)  --  Wyatt Earp and the fight at the O.K. Corral
Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid (1930)  --  first kill 1877
Billy the Kid (1941)
The Left-Handed Gun (1958) -- Billy the Kid
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
Gore Vidal's Billy the Kid (1989)
Chisum (1970)  --  the Lincoln County War involving Billy the Kid in what became New Mexico
Young Guns (1988)  --  six boys, including Billy the Kid, are hired as "regulators" for a rancher
Young Guns 2 (1990)  --  Billy the Kid plans an escape from jail
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) -- bank robbers; 1896 forms the Wild Bunch
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley
Buffalo Bill (1944)  -- Buffalo Bill Wild West Show formed 1883
Buffalo Bill and the Indian, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
Pony Express Days (1940)  --  Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express (which lasted from April 1860 to October 1861)
Annie Get Your Gun (1950) --  sharpshooter in the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show
Annie Oakley (1935)  --  ditto
Others
The Invasion of Johnson County (1976)  --   larger ranch cattle men hire a private army to kill or hang the small ranchers, who they consider as "cattle rustlers" in Johnson County, Wyoming
The Lawless Breed (1953)  --  infamous Texas gunman John Wesley Hardin
Belle Starr (1941) -- outlaw; originally from Missouri; marries Sam Starr in 1880
Montana Belle (1952) -- Jane Russell as Belle Starr, the bandit queen
Il mio corpo per un poker (The Belle Starr Story) (1968)  -- 
The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959) -- sheriff Bat Masterson
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)   --  c. 1882
The Westerner (1940) -- Judge Roy Bean of Texas
Texas Rangers (2001)  --
"Disneyland" The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca (1958)  --  a Mexican-American becomes a hero law officer in Socorro, New Mexico and later becomes a lawyer
The Story of Jack London (1943)  --  Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 and the stories that rose from it
Union Pacific (1939) -- first transcontinental railroad 1869
Ned Kelly (2003)   --  Australian gang of bank robbers
Ned Kelly (1970)  --  ditto
Mad Dog Morgan (1976)  --  Australian outlaw
Burke & Wills (1987)  --  the 1860 expedition across Australia
COWBOYS & INDIANS
Kit Carson (1940) -- army scout guide for explorer Fremont 1843-1846
Kit Carson and the Mountain Men (1977)  -- 
Comanche and Cheyenne:
Rio Grande (1950)  --  Col. Ranald Mackenzie's 1873 raid against the Comanche and Kiowa hiding in Mexico; part of John Ford's cavalry triology
Comancheros (1961)  --  fight against outlaws selling guns to the Comanche
Cheyenne Autumn (1964) -- Cheyenne return from relocation
Centennial (Vols. 1-12) (1978) -- historic development of state of Colorado as seen in the story of one town
Soldier Blue (1970)  --  fictionalized account of the Chivington November 1864 Sand Creek Massacre
Custer and the Sioux:
A Man called Horse (1970)  --  English nobleman must prove himself to the Sioux by surviving torturous rituals
Tomahawk (1951)  ---  in 1864 mountain man Jim Bridger builds the Bridger Trail from Wyoming to the gold fields in Montana
They Died With Their Boots On (1941) -- Custer 1876
Little Big Horn (1951) --  Battle of 1876
Seventh Cavalry (1956) -- officer must prove he did not desert Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn
The Great Sioux Massacre (1965) Custer's last stand
Custer's Last Stand (1936)   --  feature version of the Rex Lease serial
Custer of the West (1968)
Glory Guys (1965)  --  thinly veiled Custer Story (director Sam Peckinpah)
Little Big Man (1970) -- hero meets Marshall Bill Hickock & General Custer at Battle of Little Big Horn
Son of the Morning Star (1991) -- Custer
Chief Crazy Horse (1955) --
Crazy Horse (1996) --  Sioux warrior who fought Custer at Little Big Horn
Crazy Horse and Custer  --  no connection with historical truth at all
Sitting Bull (1954) --  Sioux chief at the Battle of Little Big Horn
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)  --  bad history but cavalry movements instructive part of John Ford's cavalry trilogy
Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)  -- 
Canadians (1961)  --  Americans as the bad guys in more peaceful Canada
Saskatchewan (1954)  --  spring 1877 Canadian Mounted Police deal with the Sioux and the Cree after the Custer massacre
Riel (1979) --  19th Century Canadian founder of the province of Manitoba and rebel leader Louis Riel
North West Mounted Police (1940)  --  Texas Ranger caught up in the Riel rebellion (or Northwest Rebellion)
Apache:
Broken Arrow (1950) -- fictionalized 1870s Apache Chief Cochise (Jeff Chandler) and ex-Army man (James Stewart)
Conquest of Cochise (1953) -- 1850s southwest
Fort Apache (1948) --  loosely based on the fight against Cochise and Custer's Last Stand; part of John Ford's cavalry trilogy
Taza Son of Cochise (1954)
Geronimo (1939)  --  1886 leader of Apache revolt in the southwest
Valley of the Sun (1942)  -- Geronimo
I Killed Geronimo (1950)
Outpost (1951)  --  Geronimo
Indian Uprising (1952)   --  Geronimo
The Battle at Apache Pass (1952)  --  Geronimo
Walk the Proud Land (1956)  --  Indian Agent John P. Culm at Arizona's San Carlos Reservation and Geronimo
Geronimo (1962)
Geronimo (1993)
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
Ulzana's Raid (1972)  --  Apache raider
Arrowhead (1953) -- partly based on Army Scout Al Sieber
Apache (1954)  --  the last Apache warrior Massai
Major Dundee (1965)  --  Dundee on an expedition to hunt down and kill an Apache warrior group raiding in Texas during the Civil War
Other:
Buffalo Soldiers (1997) -- chasing Apaches
Sergeant Rutledge -- buffalo soldier on trial
I Will Fight No More Forever (1975)  --  Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce 
Dances with Wolves (1990) Kevin Costner's tribute to the Native Americans living on the mid-West plains
Witness the Healing (2009)  --  a young woman learns how California's early policies toward the Native Americans influenced her family's fortunes
Chinaman's Chance (2008)  --  1870's a. Chinese immigrant is falsely accused of murdering a white woman and has to deal with prejudice and injustice
Mexico under Juarez: (president 1858-1872)  
Juarez (1939) -- Mexican leader against Napoleon III's man in Mexico
Aquellos anos (1973)  --  Benito Juarez
Major Dundee (1965)  --  Dundee hunts down an Apache warrior group raiding in Texas during the Civil War & runs into French troops in Mexico
Vera Cruz (1954)  --  Americans try to steal the gold while escorting a countess to Vera Cruz and Emperor Maximilian; Juaristas also want the gold 
Mexicanos al grito de guerra (Mexicans to the Cry of War) (1943) -- a soldier defends Mexico against the French while in love with the French ambassador's daughter
The Undefeated (1969)   --   a group of Confederate soldiers from USA decide to establish a new life in Mexico under French Emperor Maximilian
Guadalupe La Chinaca (1938) – a love story set during French Intervention in Michoacán
La paloma (1937)  --  Emperor Maximilian and the war for independence
VII.13.  FRANCE    
Third French Republic (1870-1940)
Untel père et fils (Heart of a Nation) (1943)  --  the Froment family  of Montmartre France from the Franco-Prussian war of 1871 to Nazi occupation in World War II
Mademoiselle Fifi (1944)  – conquering Germans throw their weight around in occupied France during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 while French nobles kiss their posteriors ($30)
La commune (Paris , 1871)  (2000)  --  story of the Paris Commune of 1871, which briefly ruled France; semi-documentary (so I have just a little summary of the film's start)
1871 (1990) – the rise and fall of the Paris Commune
Champ d'honneur (Field of Honor) (1987) – Franco-Prussian War; a fellow sells his high draft lottery number and takes the place of the son of a rich man
Total Eclipse (1995)  --  French poets struggle with relationships 1871
Camille Claudel (1989)  --  in 1883 France sculptor Auguste Rodin meets sculptress Camille Claudel and they begin a relationship
Lust for Life (1956)  -- 1885-1891, Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (friend of painter Paul Gaugan)
Vincent and Theo  --  the two Van Gogh brothers
Moulin Rouge (1952)  --  painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
The Life of Emile Zola (1937) -- involved in the anti-Semitic Dreyfus Affair
I Accuse! (1958) -- Zola and the Dreyfus Affair
Prisoner of Honor (1991) -- anti-Semitic Dreyfus affair 1894
Dreyfus (The Dreyfus Case) (1930)  --  German film about the Dreyfus affair
L'affaire Dreyfus (1995) – French film of the Dreyfus Affair
L'affaire Dreyfus (1965) – French film of the Dreyfus Affair
Affäre Dreyfus (1959) – German film
Affäre Dreyfus (1968) – German film
Impressionists (2006)  --  story of Monet and the creation of Impressionism which began in 1860s among Paris-based artists
Modigliani  -- Amadeo the painter
Montparnasse 19 (1993) – life of the painter Amadeo Modigliani
Surviving Picasso (1996)  --  Spanish painter Pablo Picasso
La Mome (La Vie en Rose) (2007)  --  very rough life of Edith Piaf one of the world's greatest singers
Waiting for the Moon (1987)  --  a few months in the life of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein
VII.14.  RUSSIA AND TURKEY  
Nas venchali ne v tserkvi (We Weren’t Married in Church) (1982) – love story of young woman wanting to get away from her small town and join a revolutionary group (as the one in Petersburg named "chaikovtsy", 1869-1874)
Geroite na Shipka (Heroes of Shipka) (1955)  --   Bulgarian/Soviet Union film about the Battle of Shipka Pass during the Russo-Turkish War (1877-78)
Yuliya Vrevskaya (1978) –  for reasons of love Russian nurse Yuliya Vrevskaya follows the troops in the war between Russia and Turkey (1877-1878)
V nachale slavnykh del (At the Beginning of Glorious Days) (1981) --  Russo-Turkish War
Pervye radosti (1977) – life in Saratov Russia before the Bolshevik revolution
Dmitriy Kantemir (1974)  --  Moldavia 1700s
Trandafirul galben (1982) – outlaw fights corrupt politics in 1800s Romania
Drumul oaselor (1980)  --  1848 Romania (revolution in Moldavia Wallachia and Transylvania)
Manto Mavrogenous (1971) – she (1796 - July 1848) was a heroine of the Greek War of Independence(1821-1829)
VII.15.  WORKERS' STRUGGLE
Comrades (1989) – British farm laborers imprisoned in Australia in 1834 for forming an unauthorized union
La Révolte des enfants (The Children's Rebellion)  --  drama set in France around the abuse of child labor
Daens (1993)  --  Father Adolf Daens works in Belgium of the 1890s champions the workers' cause
Desertir (The Deserter) (1933)  --  labor struggle in Germany
Ådalen 31 (Adalen 31 or Adalen Riots) (1969)  --  in 1931 Swedish military opens fire on peaceful labor demonstrators in Adalen
Joe Hill (1971) -- labor organizer
The Triangle Shirt Factory Fire Scandal  --  1911 sweatshop fire in New York City (near New York University Manhattan)
Frida  (1986)  --  the life and paintings of Frida Kahlo (married to the great muralist Diego Rivera)
Frida (2003) --  two left-wing Mexican artists interact with the Rockefellers
Tina in Mexico (2002)  --  life of  photographer Tina Modotti and her contacts with intellectual circles (including Diego Rivera)
Cradle will Rock (1999)  --  actor Orson Wells has big trouble trying to put on a theatrical production of a musical about a steel strike
Matewan (1987) -- Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones -
Norma Rae (1979) -- labor organizer played by Sally Field
Harlan County War (2000)  --  a Kentucky coal miner's wife spearheads a 1970s union strike to close the mine and force contract negotiations
Sudor Amargo (Bitter Sweat) (2004)  --  mysterious death of a supervisor during the Star Kist Caribbean Plant closure in Mayaguez Puerto Rico
Sub Terra (2003)  --  coal miners strike for better pay and conditions in 1897 Lota Chile
Salt of the Earth (1953)--
Molly McGuires (1970)  --  violence used by Irish coal workers to fight the owners
Strikebound (1983)  --  worker struggle in the Gippsland coalfields during 1930’s Australia
The Organizer (1963)  --  labor strike in Italy at turn of the 20th century against a 14-hour work day
Ah! Nomugi toge (1979) --  abuse of women workers in silk industry in Japan in early 1900s
The Bad Sleep Well (1963)  --  Kurosawa's film about a man seeking revenge against the Japanese company that murdered his father
F.I.S.T.  (1978)  --  interesting theory that managers and their hired thugs used so much violence that the American labor movement had to turn to organized crime to survive and thereby was corrupted
Northern Lights (1978)  --  early 20th century popular take-over of government in USA northern plains
On the Waterfront (1954)  --  fighting inequality on the docks of New York City
Työväenlaulaja (1973) --  labor troubles in Finland
Sacco e Vanzetti (Sacco and Vanzetti) (1971)  -- 1920 the unjust trial of two Italian-American anarchists for a crime they did not commit
Schwabenkinder (2003) --  a child sent away as a laborer now an adult tells his story to his now dying father
Los mineros (1991)  --  Mexican-American copper miners fight for better terms 1903-1946 which shapes the course of Arizona history
La Patagonia rebelde (The Patagonian Rebellion)  (1974)  --  in Patagonia farm workers try to get better conditions of work
VIII.  AGE OF IMPERIALISM
VIII.1.  IMPERIALISM: SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR   
José Rizal (1998)  --  Filipino hero who is unjustly tried for treason by the colonial government
Rizal sa Dapitan (1997)  --  the Philippine national hero as a messianic figure
Ang buhay at pag-ibig ni Dr. Jose Rizal (The Life and Love of Dr. Jose Rizal) (1956) --
El vibora (1972) – Artemio Ricarte, a Filipino patriot, fought against the Spanish and then the Americans; he was later supported by the Japanese
Los últimos de Filipinas (1945) – Spanish-American War
Sisa (2008)  -- 
Citizen Kane (1941)  -- William Randolph Hearst & yellow journalism start a war w/ Spain
The Hearst and Davies Affair (1985)  -- Hearst and actress Marion Davies
The Cat's Meow  (2001)  --  movie producer Thomas Ince dies after yachting with William Randolph Charlie Chaplin & Marion Davies
Liberty (1986)  --  story behind the creation and erection of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor in the early 1880s
The Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt (1983) --  the bull moose President Theodore Roosevelt
Rough Riders (1997)  -- 1898, with Theodore Roosevelt
Newsies (1992)   --  musical about the 1899 newspaper boy strike against Pulitzer and Hearst in NYC
Mambí (1998) – the Cubans loyal to Spain called the insurgents the Mambies named after the black Spanish officer Juan Ethninius Mamby
The White Legion (1936)  --  the medical search for the cure for yellow fever killing so many workers on the Panama Canal
Cavalry Command (1963)  --  after the war's end in 1902 an American cavalry brigade is sent to quell guerilla resistance in the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo (2000)  -- had a key role in Philippine independence during the Philippine Rev. against Spain & the Philippine-American War against American occupation
Hen. Gregorio del Pilar (1949) –  Philippine hero of the Philippine-American War (Filipino | Tagalog )
The Real Glory (1939) -- doctor in Philippines after Spanish-American War, in 1906
The Wind and the Lion (1975) -- Morocco 1904, Pres. TR & pol. kidnaping
Lillian Russell (1940)   --  singing bombshell sensation wooed by Diamond Jim Brady among others
The Florodora Girl (1930) -- early 1900 Broadway girls
Flame of the Barbary Coast (1945)  --  San Francisco's Barbary Coast and the 1906 Earth Quake
San Francisco (1936)  --  love triangle set against the San Francisco earth quake
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955) -- beautiful girl Evelyn Nesbit, architect Stanford White, murdering husband Harry Thaw
Titanic (1953)  -- 1912 sinking
A Night to Remember (1958) -- 1912, sinking of the Titanic
S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Titanic (1997) -- 1912
Atlantik (1929)  --  Titanic
The Unsinkable Molly Brown -- 1912, lively survivor of the sinking of the Titanic
Jim Thorpe (1951)  --  native American star of the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden
Stars & Stripes Forever (1952) --  march composer and Marine Corp band leader John Philip Sousa
Hawaiians (1970)  --  the U.S. Dole Pineapple Company takes over Hawaii.  
Hawaii (1966)  --  an extremely anal retentive, moralistic minister makes it hard for everyone:  natives, whites and even his own family
Tandang sora (1947) – a heroine of Philippine history
Tirad Pass: The Story of Gen. Gregorio del Pilar (1997) --  story of the Filipino Revolution to oust the USA from the Philippines
Sakay (1993)  --  Filipino American War
VIII.2.  IMPERIALISM: AFRICA
Mountains of the Moon (1990)  --   expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire.
Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone (1997)
Stanley and Livingstone (1939)-- 1871; Am. newspaperman finds "lost" humanitarian  (discontinued by the manufacturer)
The Night of Counting the Years (aka. The Mummy; Al-Mummia) – an Upper-Egyptian clan in 1881 has been robbing a cache of mummies near Kurna
Khartoum (1966) -- 1884
Outpost in Morocco (1949)  -- French Foreign Legion and colonialism in Morocco
Morocco (1930)  --  Foreign Legion film (with Marlene Dietrich)
Beau Geste (1939)  --  French Foreign Legion
Legionnaire (1998) --  the Foreign Legion's battles against Spanish Moroccan Berbers
March or Die (1977)  --  French Foreign Legion against the Arabs in Morocco
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)
Chocolat (1989)  --  colonial racism in Cameroon
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
Noirs et blancs en couleur (Black and White in Color)  (1976)  --  French and German colonialists learn WWI has been on for seven months
Coup de Torchon (Clean Slate) (1975)  --  life in a French colony in Africa
Rachida (2002)  --   a look at terrorism in the Algerian civil war through the eyes of Rachida, a teacher in one of the school districts.
Sarraounia (1986)  --  troops from the French Sudan in 1899 go up against the black Sultan Rabah in Cameroon
Carl Peters (1941)  --  colonialism Tanzania
Battle of the Three Kings (1953) – 1894 Portuguese conquer Mozambique to counter the Vatuas insurgency
'Non' ou A V? Glória de Mandar (No or the Vain Glory of Command) (1990) -- 1963 to 1975
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
South Africa:
Shaka Zulu (1987)  -- 1816-1828, feared leader of the South African Zulus
Shaka Zulu: The Last Great Warrior  (2005) --  follow up to Shaka Zulu (1987)
Zulu Dawn (1979) -- prequel to Zulu; massacre of the British
Zulu (1964) -- 1879  defense of the British Army outpost at Rorke's Drift against the Zulus
Rhodes of Africa (1936)  --  British imperialist and developer of South Africa Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia
Rhodes (1996) TV  --  Cecil Rhodes
Untamed (1955) -- Boer trek through hostile S. African county
Breaker Morant (1980) -- 1901 in the Transvaal, South Africa; during Boer War
Torn Allegiance (1984) --  in the Boer War a British Lieutenant is upset that he has to burn out Boer farms and crops
Colonel Blimp (1945)   --  an old soldier relives his life from the 1902 Boer War through World Wars I and II
Young Winston (1972) --  Churchill that is
Gandhi (1982) -- first part deals with the early Gandhi, before 1915
Gandhi My Father (2007) – Gandhi and his eldest son's bad relationship ( in South Africa and India)
Kenya:
The Flame Trees of Thika (1982)  --  life in colonial Kenya
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)  --  two man-eating lions delay the building of the railroad in 1899 Tsavo Kenya
Out of Africa  (1985)  --  Kenya early 20th century with Danish writer Isak Dinesen
Nirgendwo in Afrika (Nowhere in Africa) (2001)  --  Jewish refugees establish a new life in Kenya during the Hitler reign
Something of Value (1957)  --  the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya
Kitchen Toto (1987)  --  Mau Mau in Kenya
Hemingway the Hunter of Death (2001) -- Hemingway goes on a scientific expedition to Mt. Kenya during Mau-Mau rebellion
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)  --  Hemingway's story based on his own life experiences
VIII.3.  IMPERIALISM: INDIA   
British Period: 1757-1947
Clive of India (1935) --  Robert Clive (1725-1774) who secured British rule in India
Jhansi Si Rani (1952)  --  in the 1800s first native revolt against the British in India
Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players) (1977)  -- a classic in which the British seize the Indian kingdom of Oudh one of the last independent kingdoms of India
Gunga Din (1939)  -- 19th Century Punjab India, Thuggee cult (followers of Kali)
The Deceivers (1988) 1825 India, with Brosnan as British officer infiltrating Thuggee cult
Sunghursh (1968))  --  Indian film accurately depicting the Thuggee cult
Sabaka (1954)  -- 
Kranti (1981) – an Indian family fights to drive the British out of India circa 1825 to 1875 AD
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) -- battles between British and Afghan guerillas
The Bengal Brigade (1954) -- British work to thwart the Sepoy rebellion in India -- 1857
Storm over Bengal (1938)  --  battles between the British and Indians in Bengal (currently unavailable)
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)  --  hero of an uprising against the British the Sepoy Mutiny c. 1857
Brigand of Kandahar (1965)  -- British army fights off an uprising in the 1850s
North West Frontier (a.k.a. Flame over India) (1959) -- 1905 fighting between Muslims and Hindus & trying to safe an important young Hindu Prince
A Passage to India (1984) - 1920's clash between English racist colonialism and the native Indians
Cotton Mary (1999)  --  racism and its effects in post-colonial India
The Jewel in the Crown (1984)  --  set against the final years before India gained independence
The Far Pavilions (1984)  --  mini-series about forbidden love between a British cavalry officer and an Indian princess
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India  (2001)  --  Hindi movie about the effect of British injustices on a small Indian village of peasants
Immadi Pulakeshi (1967)  --  actor Dr. Rajkumar film
The Rains Came (1939)  --   British colonial love stories set against floods in Boroda India 1938
VIII.4.  IMPERIALISM: CHINA & FRENCH INDO-CHINA  
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
Musa (The Warrior) (2001)  --  1375 Korean Koryo warriors band together to help save a Princess of the Ming dynasty from the Mongols of the former Yuan Dynasty
Qing Dynasty (1644-1912)
Dream of the Red Chamber (1944) –  semi-autobiographical story of Cao family in the 18th c. during the Qing (Manchu) Dynasty (1644-1912) founded by the Manchu clan Aisin Gioro in Manchuria
Hong lou meng (1962)  --  musical of the fall of the 18th-century clan
Tai Pan  (1986)  --  the First Opium War (1839-1842)
Yapian zhanzheng (The Opium War) (1997) – 1839, British opium merchants to be executed in Guangzhou, China; start of the Opium War
Lin zexu (The Opium Wars) (1959) – young man wants to end the trade in opium partly because his relatives are addicts
Qing quo ging cheng (The Empress Dowager) (1975)  --  Empress Dowager of the Qing Dynasty who was the de facto ruler of China 1861-1908
Tau ming chong (The Warlords) (2007) --  Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864) a large-scale revolt against the Qing Government by the army and civil administration
Noroshi wa Shanghai ni agaru (aka Signal Fires of Shanghai) (1944)  --  Taiping Rebellion
55 Days at Peking (1963) -- 1898-1901 Boxer Rebellion in China
Li Lianying: The Imperial Eunuch (1991)  --  Li Lianying was a eunuch who held enormous power in the waning days of the Empress Dowager of the Qing Dynasty
Hong he gu (Red River Valley; aka The Tale of the Sacred Mountain) (1999)   --  British incursion into Tibet in 1904
Xiang xiang gong zhu (aka Princess Fragrance) (1987)  --  kung-fu movie about an uprising in Qing dynasty China (17/18th Century AD)
Wo zhe yi bei zi (This Life of Mine) (1950) – Beijing policeman and his family experience a very rough 50 years of life in China 1900-1950
Republic of China (1911-1949)
The Soong Sisters (1997)  --  the lives of three sisters who all married among the highest rank of officials in the Republic of China (1911-1949). 
Guo fu Sun Zhong Shan yu kai guo ying xiong (The Story of Dr. Sun Yat-sen) (1986) – Sun Yat-sen
Ye Ming (Road to Dawn) (2007)  --  segment of the life of revolutionary  Sun Yat-sen
The Sand Pebbles (1966) -- 1926 China; an American gun boat, Chiang Kai-shek against the warlords and the move toward civil war  
Yego zovut Sukhe-Bator (His Name Is Sukhe-Bator) (1942) – 1919 commander-in-chief of the Mongolian Peoples' Revolutionary Army defeated China's attempt to retake Mongolia
Shanghai Triad (1995  )--  Chinese singer gets mixed up with gangsters in 1930s Shanghai
The Lover (1992)   --  a relationship between a young French teen-ager and wealthy Chinese heir in French Indochina causes problems
Indochine (1992) -- political upheaval in French Indochina in the 1930s to the defeat of the French in 1954
VIII.5.  IMPERIALISM: JAPAN  
Late Tokugawa Shogunate 1853-1867:
Bushido Blade  (1981)  --  a drama set around 1854, US Naval Commodore Matthew Perry opens up Japan to trade with the West
The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)  – in 1850s US President Pierce sends to Japan the first U.S. Consul-General
Eijanaika (1981)  --  rocky road for a love relationship set against carnival atmosphere in 1867 and 1868 for the approach of the Meiji Restoration
The Last Samurai (2003)  --  American civil war veteran hired to teach the Emperor's troops how to defeat the last of the samurai late 19th century
Anatsu (Assassination) (1964)  --  Kiyokawa Hachiro & initial phase of Shinsengumi the Shogun's corp of ex-ronin fighting anarchy in the Imperial capital Kyoto
Gohatto (Taboo) (1999)  --  Shinsengumi men fall in love with a girlishly attractive young man which causes great instability in a local militia
Mibu Gishiden (When the Last Sword is Drawn) (2003) --  a poor samurai joins the Shinsengumi under economic duress in last days of the shogunate
Hitokiri (Tenchu) (1969)  --  one of the famous assassins of the Bakumatsu era 
Okami yo Rakujitsu o Kire (The Last Samurai) (1974)   --  the Bakumatsu and the involvement of men on different sides in the fighting
Kedamono no ken (Sword of the Beast) (1965)  --  Japanese period film shows how the clan system used and betrayed the samurai 
Tokugawa ichizoku no houkai (1980)  --  Matsudaira Katamori (1836-1893) a samurai & the Military Commissioner of Kyoto who fought against the Meiji Government armies
Director Yoji Yamada Trilogy:
The Twilight Samurai (2002)  --  lower samurai helped by the merchants end the Tokugawa government and make way for the Mejii government
Kakushi ken oni no tsume (The Hidden Blade) (2004)  --   set in the late Tokugawa era dealing with the dissatisfied lower samurai who brought an end to the era a clan makes a samurai kill his friend
Bushi no ichibun  (Love and Honor) (2006)  --  problems between husband and wife when the samurai poison taster is actually poisoned;  about the lower samurai
Korea:
Silla (57 BC – 935 AD)  --  Silla was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea and the longest sustained dynasty in Asian history
The Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)
Taejo wanggun (Wang-Gun the Great) (1970)  --  General Wang-gun overthrows the usurper Ku-jin who slew the last king of the Shilla Dynasty and becomes king starting the new dynasty
Musa (The Warrior) (2001)  --  1375 Korean Koryo warriors band together to save the Yuan dynasty
Ssang-hwa-jeom (A Frozen Flower) (2008) – homosexual relationship between king and his bodyguard Chief is complicated by the necessity to get the Queen pregnant (a task the King gives to the Chief) 
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1910)
Taejo Lee Seong-gye (King Taeho) (1965) –  a general overthrows the old king and founds the Joseon Dynasty
The Divine Wind  --  Sejong the Great (1418-1450) of the Joseon Dynasty faces increasing hostility from Ming China
Disturbance in Her Barroom  --  set in 1724 against back drop of gangster culture of  Joseon Dynasty
Portrait of a Beauty  --  painter Shin Yun-bok (pen name Hyewon) born 1758 known for his realistic depictions of daily life
Chihwaseon (Painted Fire) (2002)  --  famed Korean painter paints while Japan and China fight over Korea 
Goongnyeo (Shadows in the Palace) (2007)  --  fictionalized account of court maids during Joseon era
Heaven's Soldiers – South Korean action and humorous film but with some historical parts
IX.  Pre-World War I Period 
IX.1.   ITALY: BEFORE WWI  
Correva l'anno di grazia 1870 (aka 1870) (1971) – 1870 Italy
Leopard (1936)  --  Sicily after Italian unification
1900 (1976)  --  the  rise of the Black Shirts
Time of Indifference (1964) -- moral & social decay in 1920s Italy
IX.2.    USA: BEFORE WWI   
Wilson (1944)  -- President Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) 
The Great White Hope (1971) -- Jack Johnson, heavyweight champion (beats Tommy Burns in 1908)
The Winds of Kitty Hawk  (1978)  --  story of the Wright Brothers who had the first flight in 1903 in Kitty Hawk North Carolina
Women's Rights and Suffrage:
Iron Jawed Angels (2004)  --  Alice Paul and Lucy Burns fight for the right to vote for women
Sofya Kovalevskaya – first woman in Russia to become a Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the obstacles she had to overcome
IX.3.  MEXICAN REVOLUTION/CIVIL WAR (1910-1917) 
Dictator General Porfirio Diaz (1876-1880) and (1884-1911)
Madera (president 1911-1913)
El Cometa (The Comet) (1999)  --  a young Mexican girl wants to get the collected money to San Antonio Texas to support Madero in his fight against dictator General Porfirio Diaz
Cuartelazo (military uprising) (1977)  --  General Vitoriano Huerta overthrows Madera in a plot with US ambassador to Mexico, Henry Lane Wilson; he was president 1913-1914
Mexico de mis recuerdos (1944)  --   (no English subtitles) remembrances of Mexico under Diaz
Thunder over Mexico (1933)  --  excesses of the powerful in the days of  dictator Porfirio Diaz
Pancho Villa (leader of the northern forces)
Viva Villa! (1934) -- Pancho Villa, head of the army of the North,  1916, Mexico
Let's Go with Pancho Villa (1936)  --  a group of 6 men from the same village decided to join the Villa forces
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003) --  Pancho Villa raises money by agreeing to let the Americans film his battles
Villa! (1958) dull; Mexican revolutionary
Villa Rides! (1968)  --  an American pilot becomes involved with Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution
The Old Gringo (1989) -- about the writer Ambrose Bierce who at 70 was a volunteer with Villa
Pancho Villa (1972)  --  non-historical comedy
La soldadera (Soldier's Woman) (1966)  --  (no English subtitles)  a wife becomes a soldier's woman when her husband is conscripted into the Mexican Revolution
Reds -- journalist John Reed interviewed Villa
Reed, México insurgente (1973)  --  American journalist John Reed and the Mexican Revolution
Caballo prieto azabache (Midnight Stallion) (1965)  --  (no English subtitles) shelters Villa in his early days after he killed a landowner and then Villa repays a debt
El principio (2007)  --  (no English subtitles) an artist joins the forces of Villa
Un Dorado De Pancho Villa (1966)  --  (no English subtitles) a Villa supporter finds a rich man steals his sweetheart and Villa is asked for help
El tesoro de Pancho Villa (1957)  -- 
Flor Silvestre (Wild Flower) (1943)  --  set against the Mexican Revolution class differences between a rich man and poor woman leads to family divisions
Los de abajo (1939)  --  farm worker joins Pancho Villa; fights in takeover of Zacatecas; promoted to rank of lieutenant colonel 
La muerte de Pancho Villa (The Death of Pancho Villa) (1974)  --  (no English subtitles)  the murder of Pancho Villa, 1923 
Under Strange Flags (1937) --  Pancho Villa prevents some Americans from getting their mined-in-Mexico silver
They Came to Cordura (1959)  --  story of courage or the lack of it set during raiding activities of Pancho Villa along the Mexico/USA border
Zapata (leader of the southern forces)
Viva Zapata (1952) -- Marlon Brando 1916, Mexico
Emiliano Zapata (Zapata) (1970)  --  played by Antonio Aquilar
Zapata: Amor en Rebeldia (2004)  --  Zapata in a three-way relationship
Zapata: El sueño de un héroe (2004)  --  Emiliano Zapata leader of the southern forces fighting the Mexican Revolution
El Compadre Mendoza (1934)  --  a wealthy land owner survives the revolution by playing friends to both governmental and Zapata forces
Lucio Vasquez (1968)  --  (no English subtitles) a close comrade to Zapata wants revenge for the killings of Zapata and his father
La casta divina (1977)  --  the Yucatan aristocracy on the eve of the Mexican Revolution
Other:
Cannon for Cordoba (1970) -- soldiers against Mexican bandits on the Texas border ca. 1912
La Sombra del caudillo (1960) --  corrupt politics in post-revolutionary Mexico
Peregrina (1966)  --  (no English subtitles) love affair between journalist Alma Reed and Governor of Yucatan Felipe Carillo Puerto during time of Obregon (pres 1920-1924)
La Guerra Santa (1979)  --  (no English subtitles) a poor pottery maker is coerced into fighting with the Christian army in the Cristero Rebellion (1926-1929)
De todos modos Juan te llamas (1975)  --  centers on the Cristero movement an uprising of Catholic fundamentalists
Trini (1976)  -- Mexican Revolution
El principio (1973) – Mexican Revolution
IX.4.    GERMANY & AUSTRIA: BEFORE WWI   
Fall of Eagles (1974) (TV miniseries)  --  part of it deals with Bismarck and the unification of Germany and the fall of the Habsburgs of Austria-Hungary
Bismarck  --  about Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898)  (done by the Third Reich)
Die Entlassung (The Dismissal) (1942) – about Bismarck (sequel by the Third Reich)
80 huszár (1978) – Hungarian revolution of 1848-1849
A Hídember (The Bridgeman) (2002)  --   story of Istvan Szechenyi the nineteenth-century Hungarian revolutionary
Szabadságharc Szebenben (2007) – 1860s Hungary
A komáromi fiú (1987) – 19th century Hungry
Sissi (1955)  --  first of a trilogy about the Austrian princess Elizabeth (a.k.a. Sissi) who married Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria
Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin (Sissi: The Young Empress) (1956)  --  second of a trilogy about Austrian Empress Elizabeth (a.k.a. Sissi)
Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin (Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress) (1957)  --  third of a trilogy about the Empress Elizabeth
Elisabeth Kaiserin von Österreich (1972)  --  Elizabeth married Emperor of Franz Joseph of Austria in 1854
Friedrich III. '...gestorben als Kaiser' (1970)  –  German emperor in the Year of the Three Emperors 1888
Mayerling (1936)  -- 1889, Austrian, Crown Prince Rudolph, son of Emperor Franz Joseph
Mayerling (1969) -- wants to marry Mary Vetsera even though is already married
The Crown Prince --  the woman Crown Prince Rudolph really wants to marry is not suitable according to his father and mother
Kronprinz Rudolfs letzte Liebe (1956)  --  German movie about Crown Prince Rudolph
Kronprinz Rudolf (2006) –
Der Engel mit der Posaune (The Angel with the Trumpet) (1948) – Austrian history from the late 19th century to post-World War II as seen in the fortunes of a Vienna piano-makers
Chopin: Desire for Love (2000)  --  ditto above
Lisztomania (2000)  -- Hungarian composer Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt.  Dreams of Love (aka The Loves of Liszt) --  based on the biography of the Austrian-Hungarian composer and pianist
Szerelmi álmok - Liszt (1970) – Liszt in Russia
Lola Montes (1955)  -- love affairs with Liszt and King Ludwig I of Bavaria
Song without End – Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt is involved in a romantic scandal with a married Russian princess
Wagner (1982) -- Hitler's favorite composer
Ludwig (1972) --Ludwig II Mad King of Bavaria friend of Wagner & cousin of Sissi
Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs (1955) –   Ludwig II (reign 1864-1886)
Rosa Luxemburg (1986) -- labor agitator in Germany
Kuhle Wampe (1932)  --  left-wing politics in Weimar Germany (written by Bertolt Brecht); banned by the Nazis  --  (currently unavailable)
Abschied - Brechts letzter Sommer (The Farewell) (2002) – Bertolt Brecht's last summer and the women in his life with the Stasi watching it all
Other:
Mis Ston (Miss Stone) (1974)  -- elderly American woman travels in Macedonia when held by the Ottoman Empire
La séparation (2005) – Aristide Briand (1862–1932) was Prime Minister of France 1909-1911 and for a few months in 1913; he won the Nobel Peace Prize
X.  WORLD WAR I & AFTERMATH 
X.1.  World War I    
Fall of Eagles (1974) (TV miniseries)  --  fall of Habsburg Hohenzollern and Romanov dynasties in WWI
The Day That Shook the World (1977) -- events leading up to WWI
The Great War (2007)  --  docu-drama of Canada's participation in World War I
Sam Hughes's War (1984)  --  Canada in World War I
De Mayerling B Sarajevo (Mayerling to Sarajevo) (1940)  --  lead-up to the assassination of the Archduke Franz-Ferdinand and his wife
Sarajevski atentat (1975)   -- events leading up to the assassination of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand
Gavre Princip - Himmel unter Steinen (Death of a Schoolboy) (1990) –assassin of Archduke Ferdinand
Weltuntergang (1984) – a local doctor is put in charge of the investigation into the assassinated of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie by Gabriel Princip
Austeria (The Inn) (1983)  --  a Polish inn at the border with Russia at the start of WWI
Colonel Redl (1985)  --  Austrian-Hungarian Empire
And the Ship Sails On  (1983)  --  Serbian war refugees
The African Queen (1951) --  the classic with Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) --  horrifying effect of trench warfare and its impact on a small cohort of young German soldiers
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979) --  ditto
Time Regained (1999)   --  life of French writer and critic Marcel Proust most famous for his In Search of Lost Time begun in 1909
Harem Suare (Last Harem) (1998)  --  effects of the decline of the Ottoman Empire on the harem
Gallipoli and Turkey
Gallipoli (1981) --  British, New Zealander and Australian troops against Turkey (Ottoman Empire), 1915
Chunuk Bair (1997)  --  a New Zealand film about the Wellington Regiment of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli  (currently unavailable)
1915  (1982)  --  two Australian country boys vie for the same girl, but their world changes when they land in Gallipoli 
Tell England (1931)  --  Battle of Gallipoli
The Battle of Broken Hill (1981) --  a mass killing near Broken Hill New South Wales Australia on January 1
Son Osmanli Yandim Ali (The Last Ottoman: Yandim Ali) (2007) --  veteran wants to meet Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk) who wants to start a resistance against the occupiers
Cumhuriyet (1998) – foundation of Turkish Republic between the years of early 1920's to 1933  --  ($42)
1922 (1978)  --  Asia Minor Disaster and Asia Minor Greeks arrested and led to death by Kemal's troops and armed groups of Muslims
Abdul the Damned (1935)  --  in Turkey 1908 Sultan Abdul Hamid resists the Young Turk party
1916 onwards
Vimy Ridge: Heaven to Hell (2007) – Canadians win Battle of Vimy Ridge April 1917 forcing the Germans to retreat
Passchendaele (2008)  --  Battle of Passchendaele (June-November  1917) in which 10th Battalion of 1st Canadian Division set record for highest number of individual bravery awards for a single battle
All the King's Men (1999) --  a military company from the estate of the mother of King George V just seems to disappear
Magyar rapszódia (Hungarian Rhapsody) (1979) – in WWI Austro-Hungary collapses PM Tisza murdered by a gang of soldiers during Aster Revolution of Oct 1918 which brought in liberal Mihály Károlyi as PM
Ararat (2002) --  Turkish atrocities committed against Armenians
The Color of Pomegranates (1991) – life of Armenian poet Aruthin Sayadin (a.k.a. Sayat-Nova) (1712-1795)
Huso astgh (Star of Hope) (1978)  --  David Bek and Mkhitar Sparapet lead the Armenian liberation movement XVIII century
Anzacs (1985)
Behind the Lines (a.k.a. Regeneration) (1998) -- Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon two of England's most important WW1 poets
Lighthorsemen (1987)  --  charge on Beersheba, events after Gallipoli for the Australian troops
Forty Thousand Horsemen (1941)  --  Australian cavalry at the Battle of Beersheba
Britannic (2000)  --  sinking of the sister ship of the Titanic November 1916
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) -- Arab revolt against Turkey (Ottoman Empire) 1916
Paths of Glory (1957) -- French generals hide their own incompetence by declaring their own soldiers cowards 1916
The Trench (1999)  --  1st of July 1916, "The day British idealism died "  
Mata Hari (1932) -- Greta Garbo as the spy Mata Hari executed in 1917
Mata Hari (1972)  --  the spy Mata Hari
Mata Hari agent H21 (1964) -- with Jeane Moreau (currently unavailable)
Untel père et fils (Heart of a Nation) (1943)  --  the Froment family  of Montmartre France from the Franco-Prussian war of 1871 to Nazi occupation in World War II
Capitaine Conan (1996)  --  during the last days of the war French Capitaine Conan is an excellent warrior but finds he is unsuited for peacetime duty in Bucharest
Sergeant York (1941) -- American World War I hero 1918
The Man I Killed (1932)  --  
The Fighting 69th (1940) --  Irish-American unit sent to fight in WWI
A Farewell to Arms (1932)  --  with Helen Hayes & Gary Cooper
A Farewell to Arms (1957)  --   with Jennifer Jones & Rock Hudson
Force of Arms (1951)  --  updating of "A Farewell to Arms" (with William Holden)
In Love and War (1996)  --  true story behind "A Farewell to Arms" with Sandra Bullock and Chris O'Donnell
The Lost Battalion (2001)  -- Americans caught behind enemy lines Argonne Forest 1918 (October)
Legends of the Fall (1994)  --  very good WWI trench combat scenes
Un long dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement) (2004)  -- a French woman has to become a detective in her search for her fiancé who is missing in action not dead
My Boy Jack (2007)  --  Author Rudyard Kipling pushes to get his son into the army; son is reported missing, probably wounded; Mrs. Kipling moves heaven and earth to learn the truth about what happened
Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas)  (2006)  --  soldiers on both sides call a Christmas truce and are punished for it
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) -- 1906-1917, American patriotic popular music composer George M. Cohan
Moonzund – Russian film of Battle of Moon Sound in autumn 1917 between Russia and Germany
Baruto no Gakuen (The Ode to Joy) (2006) – a Japanese film of the Japanese Bando Prisoner of War camp in World War I depicting friendship of German/Austrian-Hungarian POWs with the camp director
Padurea spânzuratilor (Forest of the Hanged) (1964) --  Romanian in service of Austro-Hungarian military refuses to fight the Romanians
Vsadniki (aka Guerilla Brigade; Riders) (1939)  --  Ukranian resistance against Germans in 1918
The Yanks are Coming (1974)  --  college buddies in France
The Air War:
The Blue Max (1966)  --  the air war
Von Richthofen & Brown (a.k.a. The Red Baron)  (1971)  --   Baron Manfred von Richtofen, the German air ace during the World War I
Der Rote Baron (The Red Baron) (2008)  --  Baron Manfred von Richtofen
Captain Eddie (1945) --  Captain Eddie Rickenbacker becomes an American flying ace with 26 kills
Flyboys (2006)  --  US pilots in France's legendary Lafayette Escadrille
Crimson Romance (1934)   --  fly the World War I sky with the Luftwaffe
Dawn Patrol (1938) --  Errol Flynn; air war
Eagle & Hawk (1933) --  air war
Hell Bent for Glory  -- a young American joins the French Air Force early in the war  ($29)
Aces High  (1976)  --  RAF squadron and its high turn-over
X.2.  RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, CIVIL WAR & THE SOVIET UNION
Capev  (1934)  --  Russian movie about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) Commander of the Red Army's 25th Division
Russian Ark (2002)  --  time-traveling journey through 300 years of Russian history
The Cossacks (1959) -- 1850s Russia; Cossack and son clash in loyalties to Czar Alexander II
Il figlio di Aquila Nera (1968) – Cossacks plan an uprising against Gen. Volkonsky governor of the Caucasus
Dauriya (1971)  --  love story set among the Cossacks of Siberia at the time of the Russian Revolution
Yermak (1996)  --  Cossack leader Yermak Timofeyevich explored Siberia (starting 1579 or 1581) which opened that land to Russian expansion
Dersu Uzala  (1975)  --  19th century Russian expedition to Siberia
Mother (1926)  --  a woman struggles against Tsarist rule during the 1905 Russian Revolution
 Sveaborg (1972)  --  1906 bloody revolt by Russian garrison (in Finland)
Sibirskiy tsiryulnik (Barber of Siberia) (1998)  -- Czar Alexander III 
Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin) (1925) -- classic Eisenstein silent film about revolt in Russia of sailors on the battleship Potemkin
Zvezda plenitelnogo schastya (Captivating Star of Happiness) (1975)  --  Tsar Nicholas I and rebellion of officers in the Decembrist Revolt 1825
Strike (1924) --  Sergei Eisenstein; a strike in Czarist Russia, brutally suppressed
Lenin in Paris (1980)  --  Lenin's four years in Paris (1909-1912)
Lenin v Polshe (Lenin in Poland) (1966) --
Lenin v oktyabre (Lenin in October) (1937) -- 
Scarlet Dawn (1932)  --  Russian officer caught up in the troop revolts in WWI (includes a love story)
Moonzund (1987)  --  Soviet film is a love story set against the Russian Navy in the 1915-1917 WWI battles at the Moonzund Islands in the Baltic Sea
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) --  1894-1917 of Russia; fights Turkey in WWI
120 (2008) – Turkish film about the Battle of Sarikamish between Russia and Ottoman Empire from December 22, 1914 to January 17, 1915
Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya (2000)  --  last year and a life of the royal Romanovs before their execution in 1918 by the Bolsheviks
Rasputin (1996) -- the mad Gypsy adviser to Alexandra; Greta Scacchi, Alan Rickman
Rasputin (1985)
Rasputin - Orgien am Zarenhof (1984) -- 
Agoniya (aka Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin (1975)
J'ai tué Raspoutine (I Killed Rasputin) (1967)  -- 
Rasputin  - the Mad Monk (1966) -- the Hammer Studios version of Rasputin
Nights of Rasputin (1960)
Rasputin and the Empress  (1932) --
Romanovs: A Crowned Family  --  last days of Tsar Nicholas II and his family
Fall of Eagles (1974) (TV miniseries)  --  fall of Habsburg Hohenzollern and Romanov dynasties in WWI
Reds (1981) 1917, Am. reporter Jack Reed, sympathizes with Bolsheviks
Diadi gantiadi (1938)  --  Lenin and the 1917 Russian Revolution
Dr. Zhivago (1965)  -- Russian Revolution 1917
October (1928) -- Sergei Eisenstein; Russian Revolution
Tikhly Don (Quiet Flows the Don) (1957)  --  covers Russian history from 1912 to WWI to Bolshevik Revolution to the Russian Civil War
Sibiriada ( Siberiade) (1979)  --  two families, one wealthy and the other proletariat, through six decades from WWI to Bolshevik Revolution
Khleb - imya sushchestvitelnoe (1988)  --  three generations living around the Volga river beginning in 1902 and going through the Russian Revolution the Russian Civil War and Stalin’s rule
Pod znakom skorpiona (1995) – writer Gorky’s positive then negative view of the Russian Revolution
The End of St. Petersburg  (1934) --  worker abuse leads to the Russian Revolution
Dauryia (1997)  --  life of Cossacks in Siberia during time of the Russian Revolution
Esperanza (1988)  --  Russian man flees the Russian Revolution and goes to Mexico
Gosudarstvennaya granitsa: My nash my novyy... (1980) – a Russian and his mother try to flee Russia following the Russian Revolution of 1917
Leoni di Petersburgo (Lions of St. Petersburg) (1971) – Italian film about two brothers who are rivals in the Russian Revolution
Russian Civil War
Sorok pervyy (The Forty-First) (1956)  –  Soviet film of the romance of a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer in the Russian Civil War
Yunost (1937) – 1920, fisherman’s son Andrei recruited on the side of the Whites versus the Reds; he and his father are killed for hiding a Red officer; the family plans revenge
Admiral (2008) --  Russian film about a love story involving the general of the White Army Alexander Kolchak who became the supreme governor of Russia
Lenin in 1918 – Soviet film giving the background of the Russian Civil War
Beg (1970)  --  based on defeat of the "White Army" in the Russian Civil War of 1918-21
Hostile Whirlwinds – Soviet film about the first years of Soviet government 1918-1921 as seen by Felix Dzerzhinsky
The Seventh Companion – Soviet film dealing with the years following the Russian Revolution
Beloe solntse pustyni (White Sun of the Desert) (1970) – in today's Turkmenistan a Red Army soldier who fought in the Russian Civil War is going home but has to fight some bandits first
The Red and the White (1967)  --  civil war in post-revolutionary Soviet Union
Arsenal (1928)  --  Dovzhenko's "Ukraine Trilogy" (along with Zvenigora and Earth)
Chapayev (1934)  -- a legendary Red Army commander that became a hero of the Russian Civil War
Nenavist (Hatred)  (1975)  --  the Russian civil war tears a family apart
The Adjutant of His Excellency – Soviet mini-series set in the Russian civil war where a Soviet secret policeman spies on the White Army
Bumbarash – Pvt. Bumbarash tries to survive the Russian Civil War to return to his village and his love
Pervaya konnaya (First Cavalry) (1984) – Russian Civil War
Knight Without Armour (1937) – English spy gets caught up in the Russian Revolution and the Russian Civil War
Nezabyvaemyy god 1919 (The Unforgettable Year 1919) (1952) – Stalin's cruel suppression of the 1919 anti-communist uprising in St. Petersburg Russia
Sedmaya Pulya/??????? ???? (The Seventh Bullet)  --  set after the Russian Civil War (in the wake of the Basmachi rebellion)
Neobyknovennoye leto (1979) – life in city of Saratov in 1919 during the Russian Civil War
Beg (1970) – defeat of the "White Army" in Russian Civil War
Lyubov Yarovaya (1970) – Soviet film about the Russian Civil War
Latvia:
Der Fangschuß (aka Coup de grâce) (1976)  --  1919, at end of Russian civil war, Latvia;  a countess' unrequited love for an army officer leads to promiscuity and disaster
Rigas sargi (Defenders of Riga) (2007)  --  1919 fight for Latvian independence
Dolgaya doroga v dyunakh (1980)  --  love story set in Latvia around the time Latvia was overtaken by the Soviets
Estonia
Tants aurukatla ümber (1987)  --  life in 20th century Estonia by monitoring a steam boiler
Detsembrikuumus (December Heat) (2008)  --  December 1924 attempted Communist Coup in Estonia
Äratus (1989) – 1949 March deportation of Estonian people to Siberia by Soviet Secret Police
Other
Piry Valtasara, ili noch so Stalinym (Baltazar's Feasts or the Night with Stalin) (1989)  --  Stalin and his brutal purges
Prorva (Moscow Parade) (1992) – first Russian, post-Soviet view of Stalinist excesses
Dreszcze (1981)  --  excesses of Stalin and their effect on a man and his two boys
The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)  --  story of the last days of the theorist of the Russian communist revolutionaries, hunted down by his once communist allies 
Frida (2000) --  assassination of Trotsky in Frida's home
Animal Farm (1955)  --  animated version of George Orwell's story of the corruption of the communist system in Russia
Animal Farm (1999)  --  uses real animals in the portrayal of the communist dictatorship in the Soviet Union
His Wife's Diary  --  life of Russian writer, Nobel Laureate and critic of the Russian Revolution Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin (1870-1953)
Anastasia (1956) --  story of the young lady who pretended to be one of the children of the executed family of the Tsar
Anastasia (1997)
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)
Earth (1930)  -- collective workers in Ukraine against rich landowner win the day
Täällä Pohjantähden alla (Here Under the Northern Star) (1968)  --  life of a tenant farmer family in a Finnish village from 1890s to 1918 and the Finnish Civil War
Doverie (Trust) (1976)  --  set around the founding  of the Republic of Finland
Pako punaisten päämajasta (2000) – Finnish Civil War
Mommilan veriteot 1917 (The Mommila Murders) (1973) – richest man in Finland is killed in December 1917 just a few months before the Finnish Civil War by a revolutionary seamen
Aika hyvä ihmiseksi (aka Pretty Good for a Human) (1977) -- Finnish film about a boy in post-World War I Finland
Raja 1918 (2007)  --  guarding the border with Russia following the end of the Finnish War of Independence
Suuri peli, korkeat panokset (1999)  --  1920s, Russia, Finland, peace negotiations
Baltiyskaya slava (The Baltic Glory) (1957)  --  Baltic Fleet sailors join in the action in revolutionary Petrograd,  autumn 1917
Tjurens ?r (1988)  --  five-year-old boy sees turmoil of the First World War and the Russian Revolution
Svoya chuzhaya zhizn (To Live for Another) (2005) – Bolsheviks set up House of Art in Petrogard of 1921 to control the intellectuals
Smierc prezydenta (Death of a President) (1977) – first president of the Polish Republic 1922 (for five days) Gabriel Narutowicz, who was opposed by the Polish Nationalists /Fascists
X.3.  INDEPENDENCE FOR IRELAND   
The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)  --  in Ireland 1587 Hugh O'Donnell inherits the title of the prince of Donegal and tries to unite Ireland to oppose English occupation
Parnell (1937)  -- struggle for Home Rule in Ireland under Charles Stuart Parnell
Captain Boycott (1947) -- origin of the word "boycott" in Ireland
Scarlet (1994) --  follow up on Gone with the Wind; misery of the Irish under British control
The Informer  (1935)  -- informing on one's own during the violent Sinn Fein civil rebellion
Juno and the Paycock (1930)  --  Irish family breakdown and son accused of being an informant
Rebel Heart – miniseries set in period from the 1916 Easter Rising until the end of the civil war
Easter Sixteen (2009) – 1916 Easter Uprising
Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)  --  IRA fights the Black and Tans trained to suppress the IRA  (with James Cagney)  --  ($32)
Irish Destiny (1926)  --  the Black and Tans make life very difficult for one young IRA fellow
Ballyvaughan Story (2006)  --  1921, young girl tries to save her village from British retribution for IRA killing two British marines
Michael Collins (1996) -- leader of the Irish during the 1922 revolt
The Treaty  -- the one negotiated by Michael Collins in 1921 that led to civil war (1922-1923)
Allegiance (2005)  --  tempestuous first meeting of Michael Collins and Winston Churchill at Churchill's private residence
The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)  --  criticism of the actions of the British leading to the Irish fight for independence
The Last September (1999)  --  the Anglo-Irish play while the Irish world around them is rebelling
Talk of Angels (1998)  --  Irish woman flees impending marriage to a political activist only to find political troubles in 1930s Spain
My Left Foot (1989) -- Irish painter/writer Christy Brown who had only his left foot with which to paint/write
Nora (2000)  --  famous author James Joyce and his love Nora Barnacle have a rocky relationship
A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man (1979)  --   Irish author James Joyce of Dublin
Fools of Fortune (1990) – a man wants vengeance after the British army destroys his family and  home at the onset of the Irish war of independence
XI.  Interim Period Between World Wars
XI.1.  USA: 1920s
Chariots of Fire -- 1924, English athletes at Olympic games
Knute Rockne, All American (1940) 1924; coach of Notre Dame football team
Dempsey -- Treat Williams as the heavy weight boxing champion Jack Dempsey
Inherit the Wind (1960) -- 1925 Scopes Trial on evolution, Clarence Darrow vs. Wm Jennings Bryan
The Great Gatsby (1949) -- F. Scott Fitzgerald's tale of class snobbery among the rich
Last Call (2002)  --  biography of the mature F. Scott Fitzgerald
Spirit of St. Louis (1957)  -- Lindbergh, first solo trans-Atlantic flight
Crime of the Century (1996) Lindbergh kidnapping trail
Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (1994) --  the famous aviatrix
Cobb (1994) -- TV Cobb (Tommy Lee Jones), great baseball player
The Babe (1992) -- John Goodman
The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
Pride of the Yankees (1942) -- Lou Gehrig 1927
The Great Zeigfeld (1936) 1907-1931 Ziegfeld Follies
Funny Girl  (1968)  -- 1910-1919; Fanny Brice, comedian in Ziegfeld Follies
Funny Lady (1975)   --  latter life of Fanny Brice
Tom and Viv (1994) -- American poet T. S. Elliott in England
Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle (1994)  --  1920s New York intellectual circle meeting at Algonquin Hotel  
Freud (1962)
Clarence Darrow (1974)
GANGSTERS -- PROHIBITION
Chicago
Al Capone (1959) --  with Rod Steiger
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
The Untouchables (1987) -- Kevin Costner as gangster hunter Eliot Ness
New York
Eight Men Out (1988) 1919 Black Sox scandal in baseball
King of the Roaring Twenties (1961) -- Arnold Rothstein, Jewish gangster
Lucky Luciano (1974) --
Lansky (1999) -- gangster Meyer Lansky
Lepke (1975) --  leader of Murder, Inc. 
Billy Bathgate (1991) --  Dustin Hoffman plays ‘30s gangster Dutch Schultz
Portrait of a Mobster (1961) --tch Schultz
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) -- 
Bugsy (1991) -- Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, gangster who helped build Las Vegas
Gangster Wars (1981) –
Independents:
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
The Bonnie Parker Story (1958) -- Bonnie of Bonnie & Clyde
Public Enemies" - with Johnny Depp as Dillinger, infamous bank robber
Dillinger (1991)  --  Mark Harmon as John Dillinger
Dillinger (1945) -- infamous bank robber
Dillinger (1973) -- 
Baby Face Nelson (1957)
Gangsters Guns & Floozies Crime Collection: Pretty Boy Floyd (2007) 
Machine Gun Kelly (1958)  -- with Charles Bronson
Melvin Purvis (1974) --  G-man who got Dillinger chases Machine Gun Kelly
Real Untouchables: Melvin Purvis (2001) --
Bloody Mama (1970) -- Ma Barker
Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960)  -- 
XI.2.  GREAT DEPRESSION USA   
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) -- fleeing from the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma
The Stars fell on Henrietta (1995) – a group suffering  in the Texas Dustbowl of 1935 seeks hope in the dreams of a wildcat oilman
King of the Hill (1993)  --  the Great Depression seen through the eyes of a 12-year old Jewish boy in the midwest
Bound for Glory (1976)  --  story of folk singer Woody Guthrie who discovered the misery of the poor and working class in the USA
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?  --  a brutal competition shows the desperate straits in which people find themselves in the Great Depression
Eleanor and Franklin: The Early Years and the White House Years (1976, 1977)
Eleanor Roosevelt Story (1965)
Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Warm Springs (2005)   -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt overcomes his fear of being pitied as a victim of polio to proceed with his political career
All the King's Men (1949) -- the Kingfisher, populist governor and virtual dictator of Louisiana
All the King's Men (2006)  -- remake of the 1949 movie
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995) -- populist threat to FDR
Blaze (1989) -- Louisiana Governor Earl K. Long in lust with famous stripper
The Miracle Worker (1962) -- story of blind and deaf Helen Keller, friend of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
The Glen Miller Story  (1953)-- Big Band leader
The Benny Goodman Story (1956) -- Big Band leader
Gypsy (1962) -- stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and her over-bearing mother
Henry and June (1990) -- writers Henry Miller and Anais Nin
The Day the Bubble Burst (1982) --  1929 stock market crash and its effects on some individuals
XI.3.  GREAT BRITAIN & AUSTRALIA
Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978) (mini)  --  in 1936 King Edward VIII abdicates in favor of marrying the former Mrs. Simpson
Bertie and Elizabeth: The Reluctant Royals (2002)  - The Story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth (2002)
Gathering Storm -- Winston Churchill warns against the rising power of fascist Germany
Glorious 39 (2009) – mystery surrounding anti-appeasement movement before WWII
The First of the Few (1942)  --  contented British aircraft designer realizes from visit to Nazi Germany that he has to build a better plane (and came up with the spitfire) ($30)
Between Wars (1974)  --  a doctor faces important socio-political challenges in Australia and elsewhere between WWI & WWII
XI.4.  USA, THE BLACK EXPERIENCE: GREAT DEPRESSION TO CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 
Cross of Fire --  story of the rise and fall of 1920s' Ku Klux Klan leader D.C. Stephenson
Black Legion (1936)  --  Bogart as a factory worker who, after failing to get a desired promotion and it goes to a guy named Dombrowski instead, decides to join a KKK type group.
Lady Sings the Blues (1972) -- Sidney J. Furie 1935-1942, Blues singer Billie Holiday
Josephine Baker Story (1991) -- American becomes famous Paris entertainer
Sounder (1976) -- sharecropper in 1930's Louisiana try to build a school; Harold Sylvester
Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored (1996) 1940s Mississippi to civil rights movement  ($35)
Rosewood --  1922-1923 burning of a black town in Florida
Leadbelly (1976) -- master of the 12-string guitar
Miss Ever's Boys (1997) -- using Blacks as guinea pigs for syphilis study
The Joe Louis Story (1953) -- the heavy weight champion
Joe and Max  (2002) -- Joe Louis and Max Schmeling representing America and Germany fight it out for the heavy weight championship of boxing
Glory and Honor (1998) -- black man who accompanied Peary to the North Pole
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002) -- A. Philip Randolph works for unionization of black porters
XI.5.  HITLER'S RISE   
Der Rat der Götter (Council of the Gods) (1950) – industrialists cooperate with the Nazis for goods and profit
Max (2000)  --  A Jewish art dealer helps a struggling artist named Adolf Hitler
Hitler: the Rise of Evil (2003) 
Cabaret (1972) -- German decadence during Weimar Regime
The Damned (1969)  --  a German family declines as the Nazi party rises; covers "The Night of the Long Knives"
Bent --  a homosexual chooses the wrong night to have sex with a storm trooper because he gets caught up in the Night of the Long Knives
Tin Drum (1980)  --   Post-Hitler German recognition of the madness of Fascism. 
Mephisto (1981)  --  a German actor thinks true art can triumph even if it's the Nazis who are in charge
The Hindenburg (1975) -- doomed flight of the Zeppelin; George C. Scott
Triumph of the Will (1935)  --  Hitler's effective use of propaganda at Nuremburg rallies
The Jesse Owens Story (1984)   --  American track star who upsets Hitler at 1936 Olympics in Berlin
The Joe Louis Story (1953) -- the heavy weight champion fights German Max Schmeling
Olympia (1936) -- in Berlin
The Great Dictator (1940) -- Charles Chaplin mocking the actions of the dictator Hitler
The Sound of Music (1965) -- singing group escapes from Austria after Nazi takeover
Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage (Sophie Scholl - the Final Days) (2005)  --   a few students at Munich University oppose Hitler's fascist regime
Die Weiße Rose (The White Rose) (1982)  --  a few students at Munich University oppose Hitler's fascist regime
Edelweißpiraten (Edelweiss Pirates) (2004) –  group of young men resisting Hitler's regime
Bauhaus -Broken Wings (2006)  --  March 23rd 1933, students at the Bauhaus School for Arts and Architecture try to save their art from the Nazis
Fünf letzte Tage (Last Five Days) (1982) --  a few students at Munich University oppose Hitler's fascist regime
Hitler: Beast of Berlin (1939)  --  use of torture, imprisonment and concentration camps by Hitler's Germany
Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil (1985) – two brothers come to regret their involvement with the Nazis
Enemy of Women (1944)  --  Joseph Goebbles, propaganda minister
Taking Sides (2001)  --  Berlin orchestra director thinks politics and art won't mix under Hitler
die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman (The Manns - Novel of a century) (2001)   --  biographical trilogy of the Mann family set during rise of fascism in Germany
Jump!(2007)  --  anti-Semitism in Austria leads to quick conviction of a young Jewish man for supposedly killing his father
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)   --  ex-convict attempts to go straight but is hindered by the troublesome and corrosive Weimar-era Germany (mini-series)
Um das Menschenrecht (1934)  -- rise of fascism in Germany
Pramen zivota (Spring of Life) (2000) – German SS program to build an Aryan race of supermen  and superwomen
Dny zrady I& II (Days of Betrayal) (1973)  --  Munich Conference agreement of September 1938 gives Germany the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia  (occupied October 1938)
Der Bockerer (1981)  --  Viennese butcher doesn't like the Nazi occupation of Austria, says so and gets in trouble; acts like an idiot to survive
Livrez-nous Grynszpan (Bring Us Grynszpan ) (2008) – a young Jew kills a German diplomat in Paris in desperation, giving the Nazis an excuse to launch "Kristallnacht" Nov, 1938
XI.6.   RISE OF MUSSOLINI  
1900 (1976)  --  the Italian Communist Party and the rise of the Black Shirts
Tea with Mussolini (1999)  --  English women stay in Florence up to and during World War II
Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1971)  --  Italian concurrence with the Final Solution
La Vita P bella (It's a Beautiful Life) (1997)  --  father and son thrown in a concentration camp and dad tries to pretend it's a game to protect his son from the terror there
Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979) Italian  --  writer Carlo Levi's exile from Mussolini in the Basilicata region of southern Italy
Lion of the Desert (1981) -- Omar Mukhtar, guerilla leader stymies Italian forays into Libya, 1911- 1931
Giarabub (1942) – Italians propaganda movie about Italian forces in a critical situation in Libyan desert
Sanquepazzo (Wild Blood) (2008)  --  acting couple Valenti and Ferida help the fascist regime and later collaborate with the Germans  --   ($35)
XI.7.  FASCISM IN ANOTHER CORNER  -- ARGENTINA  
Camila (1984)   --  was Argentina a fascist country from the very start? lovers severely punished
Juan Moreira (1973)  --  an outlaw, gaucho (cowboy) and folk-hero, c. 1874
La Guerra Gaucha (The Gaucho War) (1942)  --  creoles led by Martín Miguel de Güemes protect the northwest provinces during the war of independence
Asesinato en el senado de la nación (aka Murder in the Senate) –   set in 1930s Argentina the story is about the assassination attempt on politician Lisandro de la Torre by Senate recruited and trained Ramón Valdez Cora
Miss Mary (1986)  --  British governess sees the onslaught of a fascist government in Argentina
La Patagonia rebelde (The Patagonian Rebellion)  (1974)  --  in Patagonia farm workers try to get better conditions of work
Evita (1996) --  musical with actress/singer Madonna; Evita Peron of Argentina, wife of the fascist Juan Peron
Eva Peron (1996)  -- 
Evita Peron (1981)  --
Funny Dirty Little War  (No habrá más penas ni olvido) (1983)  --  Peronists vs. "Communists" in an Argentine village
Hermanas (Sisters) (2005) --  remembrances of the excesses of the military dictatorship in Argentina brings sisters to fighting
La Amiga (The Female Friend) (1988)  --   Argentine dictatorship
XI. 8.  PRE-WAR JAPAN  
Meiji Restoration, 1868-1912: 
Jia wu feng yun (The Battle of 1894) (1962) – 1894, Japanese Imperial Navy provokes Chinese navy to test defenses
1895 (2008)  --  Taiwan's resistance against the Japanese invasion
Fall of Eagles (1974) (TV miniseries)  --  part of it deals with the 1904-1905 Russo-Japanese War from the perspective of Russia. 
Nihonkai daikaisen (Battle of the Japan Sea) (1969)  --  fought May 27–28, 1905 in the Tsushima Strait;   Admiral Heihachiro Togo destroyed two-thirds of Russian fleet under Admiral Zinovy Rozhestvensky
203 kochi (The Battle of Port Arthur) (1980) – battle for Hill 203 during the Russo-Japanese war, 1905
Meiji tennô to nichiro daisenso (Emperor Meiji and the Great Russo-Japanese War) (1957) –
Sisters of the Gion (1936)
Memoirs of a Geisha  (2005)
Zi Hudi (Purple Butterfly) (2003)  --  espionage and counter-espionage between the Japanese and Chinese in Shanghai
Behind the Rising Sun (1943)  --  triumph of fascism over liberalism in Japan and a Japanese father wants his Americanized son to be part of the Sino-Japanese War
Ningen no jôken (Human Condition: No Greater Love)  (1959) --  1st part of the trilogy The Human Condition about a pacifist socialist trying to survive in Fascist Japan
Ningen no jôken (Human Condition: Road to Eternity) (1959) --  2nd part of the trilogy The Human Condition about a pacifist socialist trying to survive in Fascist Japan
Ningen no jôken (Human Condition: A Soldier's Prayer) (1961)  --  3rd part of the trilogy The Human Condition about a pacifist socialist trying to survive in Fascist Japan
XI.9.  PRE-WAR GREECE & MACEDONIA  
Homa vaftike kokkino (aka Blood on the Land)  --  hard life of poor Greek land workers in Thessalia at beginning of 20th century; and Marinos Antypas, socialist critic assassinated
Dust (2001)  --  at the turn of the 20th century, one brother fights for the Ottoman sultan and the other is a Macedonian rebel
Before the Rain (1994)  --  in Macedonia interwoven tales against a backdrop of ethnic hatred
Eleftherios Venizelos (1980)  --  famed Greek politician of the 1909-1920 period
Meteor and Shadow (1985)   --  poet Napoleon Lapathiotis and his shocking lifestyle
Trilogia I: To Livadi pou dakryzei (The Weeping Meadow) (2004)  --  roughly spans the period from the end of World War I to post World War II, 1919-1949
Meres tou '36 (The Days of 1936)  – drama with background the 4th of August Regime, a military dictatorship under General Ioannis Metaxas ruled Greece from 1936 to 1941
XI.10.  SPANISH CIVIL WAR  
Belle Epoque (1992)  --  love blooms for a young man during the early period of the Second Spanish Republic (1931-1939)
Land and Freedom (1995) -- Spanish Civil War
Disappearance of Garcia Lorca  (1997) -- executed; Spanish Civil War
Talk of Angels (1998)  --  Irish woman flees impending marriage to a political activist only to find political troubles in 1930s Spain
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1944) --  Spanish Civil War
The Good Fight (1992)  --  U.S. citizens join the anti-Fascist struggle on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War
Hemingway (1988) (miniseries)  --  the life and loves of the Nobel Prize winner for Literature
La Niña de tus ojos (The Girl of Your Dreams) (1998)  --  Franco's Spain makes movies in Hitler's Germany
Ay Carmela! --  captured republican theatre players search their consciences about performing for the fascists
Soldados de Salamina (The Soldiers of Salamina) (2003)  -- a woman reporter chases down the story of fascist poet Rafael Sánchez Mazas who escaped a massacre of 50 fascist prisoners
Butterfly (1999)  --   fascism didn't mean much until they started rounding up people
Viridiana (1961)  --  parable of the Spanish Civil War by director Luis Bunuel
El espiritu de la colmena (The Spirit of the Beehive) (1973)  --  a child's attempts to make sense out of the horrific effects of the Franco dictatorship
Silencio roto (Broken Silence) (2001)  --  a young woman loves a Republican rebel which leads to a great many problems for her
Blockade (1938)  --  anti-war drama of peasant farmer forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War
The Mirror (1975)  --  the Spanish Civil War seen with an intermixture of drama and documentary footage
La caza (The Hunt) (1966)  --  on a 4-man hunt, bad memories return concerning the Spanish Civil War and lead to big trouble
Libertarias (Juegos de Guerra) (1996)  --  Spanish civil war
Vacas (1991)  --  following two Basque families from 1875-1936, from the Carlist War to the Spanish Civil War
Una Pasion Singular (2002)  --  Blas Infante, "the father of Andalucia," in the Spanish Civil War
Los santos inocentes
Head in the Clouds (2005)  --  two women and one man confronted with the growing fascism in Spain & eventual civil war
Pereira Declares (1998)  --  journalist Sostiene Pereira, working at the time of Antonio de Oliveira Salazar in 1938 during the Spanish civil war, tries not to take sides in the conflict
Los girasoles ciegos (2008)  --  ($31)
Las 13 rosas (The 13 Roses) (2007)  --  republican women try to keep their republican ideal in the aftermath of Franco's victory  --  ($31)
Salvador (Puig Antich) (2006) – based on the life of the last person arrested for political reasons under Francisco Franco  --  ($27)
The Anarchist's Wife (2008) --  the anarchist's wife never gives up hope on seeing her husband again after he fought in the Spanish Civil War and then joined the French Resistance
Operación Ogro (Orgo) (1979) – clandestine Basque organization ETA plans to kill Franco successor, Admiral Carrero Blanco
Raza (1942)  -- film glorifying the fascist forces defeating the democratic ones in the Spanish Civil War
Cruzada en la mar (1968) – Spanish Civil War
Días rojos (2004)  --  Spanish Civil War
20-N:  Los últimos días de Franco (2008)  --  the last days of dictator Francisco Franco
Mirant al cel (2008) – Spanish Civil War
Alféreces provisionales (1964)  --  Spanish Civil War
L'assedio dell'Alcazar (The Siege of Alcazar) (1940) – a piece of fascist propaganda; during the Spanish Civil War the Alcazar of Toledo, 45 minutes from Madrid, is besieged by Republican forces
Las largas vacaciones del 36 (Long Vacations of 36) (1976) – on a long vacation a family tries to remain neutral in the Spanish Civil War
XII.  WORLD WAR II
XII.1.  The Fight against Germany and Italy  
XII.1.1.     Germany  
Casablanca (1942)  --  love in 1940 French Morocco under French Vichy government
Inside the Third Reich (1982)  --  Randy Quaid
Hitler (1962) 
Rotation (1949)  --  father is critical of Nazism, while son is in Hitler Youth and may inform on him
Invasion of Poland
Der Fall Gleiwitz (The Gleiwitz Case) (1961) – Nazis dressed as Poles raid a German border radio station to give Hitler an excuse to invade Poland in 1939
Lotna (1959)  --  Polish cavalry up against German tanks in the German invasion of Poland
Matka Królów (Mother of Kings) (1983)  --  a Polish charwoman witnesses the start of World War II into the Stalinist Era in Poland
Hubal (1973)  --  a Polish leader and his band of soldiers continue to fight the Germans during the occupation of Poland
Karol, un uomo diventato Papa (Karol: A Man Who Became Pope) (2005)  --  from 1939 German Invasion to almost through end of Soviet Occupation of Poland
Urodziny mlodego warszawiaka (The Birthday) (1980) –  life of a young man from Warsaw is greatly changed by the German invasion of Poland
To Be or Not to Be (1949) -- occupied Poland; Jack Benny
General Nil (2009) – twentieth century Polish hero, Emil Fieldorf (1895-1953), aka General Nil  --  ($27)
Operacja Himmler (1979) –  Polish film
Invasion of Norway
The Last Lieutenant (1993)  --  light resistance to the Nazi invasion of Norway
Hamsun (1997)  --  Norwegian Nobel Laureate and German invasion of Norway
Edge of Darkness (1943)  --  underground movement in Norway during the Nazi takeover (starring Errol Flynn)   --  (not yet available)
Heroes of Telemark (1965)  --  Norwegian resistance tries to stop the Nazis from producing an atomic bomb component (with Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris)
Max Manus (2008)  --  true story of key player in the Norwegian Resistance  --  ($32)
Ni Liv (Nine Lives) (1957)  --  about Jan Baalsrud, a member of the Norwegian resistance during World War II
Commandoes Strike at Dawn  --  Norwegian resistance     ($35)
Invasion of France
Stukas (1941)  --  German pro-war film, dive bomber squadron, the Battle of France, May-June 1940
Dunkirk (1958) --  escape of the trapped British forces in France, June 1940
Weekend at Dunkirk (1965) -- seen from the French perspective
Mrs. Miniver (1942) --  Dunkirk & their effects of the war on an English family
 In Which We Serve (1942) -- based on experiences of Lord Louis Mountbatten
Failed Invasion of Britain
Battle of Britain (1969) -- never have so many owed so much to so few, July-October, 1940
Dark Blue World (2001)  --  Czech pilots flee to England and help in the Battle of Britain
Angels One Five (1952) --  pilots in the Battle of Britain
A Perfect Hero (1991)  --  mini-series; Cambridge fellows join the RAF and fight in the Battle of Britain
Hope and Glory (1987) -- British family sticks together in spite of German bombings
Charlotte Gray (2001)  --  a woman decides to join the British SOE to become a British spy in Nazi-occupied France
Danger UXB (1979)  --  story of those who had to defuse the Nazi bombs of the London Blitz that were designed not to detonate on impact
Forever and a Day (1943)  --  an American who comes to London to sell a house lands up experiencing the London Blitz Bombing  ($65)
L'homme qui a sauvé Londres (translation:  The Man who Saved London) (1972)  --  Michael Hollard reconnoiters a number of V1 rocket sites allowing accurate bombings of the rockets
Canada
Above and Beyond (2006)  --  TV-miniseries about flying Hudson Bombers to Britain from Newfoundland, Canada to fight the Germans
For the Moment (1993)  --  love story set against the nearly 100 air bases created across Canada (as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Program to get more pilots)
Two Solitudes (1978)  --  1917 Conscription Crisis in Canada
Partis pour la gloire (1975) – 1942, Liberal Party of Canada votes in a Conscription Law, which cause great unrest in Quebec and avoidance of conscription
French Occupation and Resistance:
Section spéciale (Special Section) (1975)  --  Nazi-collaborative Vichy government in southern France under Marshall Pétain
La Silence de la Mer (1947)  --   an old man and his beautiful niece have to house a Nazi officer during the German Occupation
Laissez-passer  (Safe Conduct) (2002)  --  the effects of the German occupation on French cinema
Paris brûle-t-il? (Is Paris Burning?) (1966)  --  freedom fighters of Paris and the Paris liberation of  1944
Untel père et fils (Heart of a Nation) (1943)  --  the Froment family  of Montmartre, France from the Franco-Prussian war of 1871 to Nazi occupation in World War II
L' Armée des ombres (Army of Shadows) (1969)  --   the many travails of the French Resistance
Jean Moulin (2002)  --  French Resistance, 1943  --  ($90)
Jean Moulin, une affaire française (2003)  --  French Resistance
Lucie Aubrac (1999)  --  based on a true story of a couple in the French Resistance  --  (32)
La Bataille du Rail (The Battle of the Rails) (1946)  --  railway workers form part of the French Resistance sabotaging the Nazi occupation
Assignment in Brittany (1943)  --  efforts of the Free French
To Have and Have Not (1944)  -- skipper becomes reluctantly involved with the French Resistance in Martinique (with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall)
The Train (1965)  --  French Resistance tries to destroy a train carrying French treasures to Germany
Monsignor Renard (2000)  -- TV series about German occupation of France
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (A Man Escaped) (1956)  --  a French Resistance man is captured and thinks only of escaping from the Nazis
Un homme de trop (1967)
Guy Môquet, un amour fusillé (2008) – 1941 France, German occupation
La vie sera belle (2007) – French Resistance
Dutch Resistance:
Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) (1977)  --  Dutch collaboration and resistance to German occupation
Zwartboek (Black Book) (2006)  --  young Dutch Jewish woman works with the Dutch resistance against the German occupation
Oorlogswinter (Winter in Wartime) (2008) – Dutch Resistance    ($38)
Het Woeden der Gehele Wereld (2006)  --  Dutchman takes advantage of the German persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands
Greece:
Aera! Aera! Aera!   --  young people become entangled in military maneuvers at the Greek border with Albania in October 1940, during Mussolini's invasion of Greece
Ipolochagos Natassa (1970)  --  German occupation of Greece, April 1941 to October 1944
Ill Met by Moonlight (aka Night Ambush) (1957) -- Resistance with help of British capture the German commander-in-chief  (based on events on Crete in World War II)
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)  --  atrocities against Italian prisoners of war, such as the massacre of the 'Acqui' Division on Cephallonia
Ipolohagos Natassa (Battlefield Constantinople) (1970)  – a tragic love story about Natassa and her deceased lover set against the German occupation of Greece and the Greek Resistance
Ypovryhion: Papanikolis (aka SS Papanikolis) (1971) --  one of the most successful Greek submarines during WWII
Other:
Fortunes of War (1987)  --  British professor in Romania is sought for spy work against the fascist elements
Tales from Hollywood (1992)  --  Hollywood colony of German artists who escaped from Nazi Germany including Thomas Mann and Bertold Brecht
Das Boot (1981)  -- U-boats in 1941
XII.1.2.     Naval Warfare
49th Parallel (1941)  --  a Nazi U-boat crew shipwrecked in Canada try to flee to the neutral United States
Action in the North Atlantic (1943)  --  before Dec. 7, 1941, the US merchant mariners brought supplies to the Russians
Atlantic Convoy (1942)  --  war on U-boats attacking Allied ship convoys
The Battle of the River Plate (1956)  --  destruction of  the Graf Spee, Montevideo, Uruguay, December 1939
Sink the Bismarck! (1960) -- sinking of Germany's most powerful battleship, May 27, 1941
Attack on the Iron Coast (1968) --  British raid on large ship dock at St. Nazaire, France, March 28, 1942
Above Us the Waves (1955)  --  a British midget submarine raid damages German battleship Tirpitz, September 1943
Last Battle of Hampton Gray (2005) – story of the Canada's last Victoria Cross winner, pilot Hampton Gray who took part in the attack on the Tirpitz
Proud (2004) --  the USS Mason, with an African-American crew, was the only such ship to sail into combat, fighting Nazi U-boats
XII.1.3.     Germans Kicked out of Africa 
Sundown (1941)  --  Nazis in East Africa
Desert Fox (1951) -- Field Marshal Rommel
Tobruk (2008)  --  Battle of Tobruk; Czech Legion
Fighting Rats of Tobruk (1944)  --  one of Australia's greatest wartime legends
Desert Rats (1953) -- Tobruk seen from Australian side
Tobruk (1967) -- attempt to destroy Rommel's fuel supply in North Africa
Desert Patrol (1958) -- British patrol in Africa before battle of El Alamein
Lilli Marlene (1950) – set in North Africa before El Alamein
El Alamein (2002) -- the battle that finally stops Rommel in North Africa seen through the eyes of an Italian unit, October- November, 1942
Il Grande Attacco (Battle Force (a.k.a. The Great Battle) (1978)  --  story of the build-up to a real Allied offensive against the Germans (in North Africa)
Battaglia di El Alamein (El Alamein)) (1969)  --  Italian troops left behind by their German allies
Alexandria . . . Why? (1979)  --  personal relationships set against the background of World War II; Alexandria Trilogy
The Story of G. I. Joe (1945) --  story of Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle
From Two Men and a War  --  account of a pilot's WWII experience, including many encounters with popular journalist Ernie Pyle
Patton (1970) -- from North Africa to Sicily (July 1943)  to France and Germany
Big Red One (1980)  --  Sam Fuller's WWII diary of squad in First Infantry Division  
The Malta Story (1954)  --   British Malta holds out against 3,000 air raids from June 1940 to December 1942
World War II - When Lions Roared (1994)  --  Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin dialogue through World War II
Churchill and the Generals (1979)  -- 
XII.1.4.     Allied Invasion of Italy     
Anzio (1968)  --  French-Italian-Spanish movie dealing with the beach landing, January to May, 1944
Darby's Rangers (1958) -- assault troops in N. Africa & Italy   --  ($25)
Bold and the Brave (1956) -- WWII soldiers fighting in Italy
La Ciociara (Two Women ) (1960)  --  an Italian woman and her daughter try to escape the daily air raids in Rome by heading into the countryside
A Walk in the Sun (1945) --   story of one platoon of Americans fighting in Salerno
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)  --  Vatican official hides downed Allied pilots and coordinates with the Italian Resistance
Rappresaglia (Massacre in Rome) (1973)  --  massacre of Italian partisans after they attack an German SS brigade
Hotel Meina (2007) – first Italian Nazi massacre of Jews occurs following the armistice of the 8th of September 1943 where Italy went over to the Allies
Baciami piccina (Three on the Road) (2006) – Sept 1943 carabiniere Umberto escorts prisoner to Venice. His fiancée follows him; train breaks down; have to go on; armistice with Allies is signed & everything changes
Il sole di Montecassino (Fear of Evil; St. Benedict) (1945) –  Battle for Monte Cassino, 1944; built by Saint Benedict around 529
Dieci italiani per un tedesco (Ten Italians for One German) (Via Rasella) (1962) – vicious reprisal ordered by Austrian Colonel Kappler in 1944 Rome
XII.1.5.      Russian Front
Finland's Defense against the Soviet Union
Talvisota (The Winter War) (1989) --  the Soviet Union attacks Finland; Finnish resistance
A Rukajärven tie (Ambush) (1999)  --  Finnish resistance 1939-1940
Tuntematon sotilas (The Unknown Soldier) (1955) --  ordinary Finnish soldiers in the Continuation War (1941-1944) between Finland and the Soviet Union
Tuntematon sotilas (The Unknown Soldier) (1985)  --  remake of the 1955 film  of the same name
Tali-Ihantala 1944 (2007?)  --  the Battle of Tali-Ihantala (June 25 to July 9, 1944) of the Continuation War (1941-1944)
The Cuckoo  --  Finland WWII
Child of Mine (2005)  -- Swedish film; over 70,000 Finnish war children sent to Sweden, Norway and Denmark; one boy's story in Sweden
Päämaja (1970) – June 1944, D-Day. Finns prepared for Soviet attack in Karelian region
Russian Front:
Katyn (2007)  --  three women search for relatives killed in the spring of 1940 in a Stalin ordered genocide of 15,000 Polish officers and intellectuals in Katyn Forest
Djariskatsis mama (Father of a Soldier) (1964)  --  following Russian soldier Gregory all the way to Berlin during WWII
Idi i smotri (Come and See)  (1985)  --  resistance to the German invasion of the Soviet Union in Byelorussia
The North Star (1943)  --  a Ukrainian village under Nazi invasion, June 1941
White Bird with Black Mark (1972) --  Ukrainian film, set in 1937-1947, where one brother joins the Red Army and another the UPA  (Ukrainian insurgent army)
Shchors (1939)  --  Russian/Ukrainian film, commissioned by Stalin, about the partisan leader and Ukrainian Bolshevik Nikolai Shchors
Days of Glory (1944)  --  guerrillas fight back against the 1941 Nazi invasion of Russia
Posledniy bronepoezd (The Last Armored Train) (2006) --  Russian resistance against Nazi attack in the early stages of Operation Barbarossa
Baltiyskoe nebo - 1 seriya, 2 seriya (1960)  --  fighter pilots fight against the blockade of Leningrad by German army during 1941 -1943
Blokada (2006)  --  German siege of Leningrad begins September 1941 and after 900 days ends in 1944 (more than a million people died during the siege)  (Russian, no subtitles)
Hong ying tao (Red Cherry) (1995)  --  two Chinese students sent to Russia experience the German invasion of that country
A zori zdes tikhie (The Dawns Here Are Quiet) (1972) – young Russian women up against a larger group of German soldiers in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941
Stalingrad:
Stalingrad  (1992)  -- the real turning point of the war; choice of German or English and using or not using subtitles
Cross of Iron (1977)  --  German soldiers at the eastern front with an arrogant Prussian Captain Hauptmann Stransky who claims the Iron Cross for something that another leader did
Stalingrad: Hunde, wolt ihr ewig leben? (Stalingrad: Dogs, Do you Want to Live Forever?) (1959) --   battle of Stalingrad (July 1942 to February 1943) from German perspective
Der Arzt von Stalingrad (The Doctor from Stalingrad) (1958)  --  Dr. Fritz Bohler buoys the German POWs in a Russian camp
Enemy at the Gate (2001) --  Russian sniper vs. German sniper at Stalingrad
The Night Witch (2010)  --  Lidya Litvak, highest ranking female ace in history, known as the White Rose of Stalingrad
Oni srazhalis za rodinu (They Fought for Their County) (1975) – Battle of Stalingrad
Other:
Italiani brava gente (Attack and Retreat) (1999)  --  1942, Italian army up against the Russians at the Battle of the Don during the  Stalingrad counteroffensive
Zasieki (1983)  --  Soviet-backed Polish forces bravely battle the Germans in the Battle of Lenino, October 1943
Zvezda (The Star) (2002)  --  summer of 1944, facing certain death, a group of seven Russian snipers named "Zvezda" does reconnaissance behind enemy lines to stop a planned Nazi tank offensive
Voskhozhdeniye (Ascent) (1977)  --  two Soviet partisans fight against the Germans
L'Uomo della Croce (Man with a Cross) (1943)  --  Catholic chaplain with Italian expeditionary forces on the Eastern Front
Prikhodi svobodnym (1984) – Russian war film
Letyat zhuravli (The Cranes are Flying) (1957)  --  a girlfriend of a Russian soldier nearly loses her mind desperately waiting for his return
A byahme mladi (We were Young) (1961)  --  Bulgarian resistance to the Germans in Sofia
Oglinda (aka The Mirror)  --   Romania during World War II with the King Michael Coup; Prime Minister Marshal Ion Victor Antonescu ruled 1940 to 1944
Die Flucht (March of Millions) (2007) – the brutal expulsion of Polish Germans from Poland by the advancing Red Army nearing the end of the war     (currently unavailable)
Die Gustloff (Ship of no Return: The Last Voyage of the Gustloff ) (2008) – Jan. 1945 the Russians sink a German passenger ships evacuating refugees
XII.1.6.     Allied Invasion of France    
Dieppe (1993)  --  1942, worst defeat of Canadian forces in World War II
Then There Were Giants (1994)
Yanks (1979) -- love stories involving American troops in England
D-day the Sixth of June (1956)  --  June 6, 1944
The Longest Day (1962) -- D-Day
Band of Brothers (2001) - Easy Company of the 101st Airborne in many battles, including Bastogne during Battle of the Bulge
Saving Private Ryan -- D-Day
Breakthrough (2000)  --  D-Day
Overlord (1975)  --  movie follows the an ordinary British fellow from induction to D-Day
Ike: Countdown to D-Day   --  Eisenhower has a lot of problems with the big egos around him
Fooling Hitler (2004)  --  story of the deception of the Germans as to the D-Day landing
Pathfinders:  In the Company of Strangers (2009)  --  story of the Pathfinders who landed 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion
Les femmes de l'ombre (Female Agents) (2008) – French women recruited as members of the British Special Operations Executive commando group   --  ($25)
Ike: The War Years (1978)  --  Eisenhower fighting the Nazis and romancing his driver Kate Summersby  (currently unavailable)
Patton (1970) -- George C. Scott
The Last Days of Patton (1986)
Guns of Navarone (1961)
The Last Drop (2005)  --  the British hatch a plan, Operation Market Garden, that proves a flop; a small unit collides with three renegade German soldiers
To Hell and Back (1955) -- most decorated soldier in the history of the military, Audi Murphy
Go for Broke! (1950)  --  Japanese-American troops fight in Europe; the 442, the first all-Nisei (Japanese- American) Regimental combat team
Only the Brave (2006)  --  Japanese Americans of the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team rescue members of the Texas 141st Regiment known as the "lost Battalion"
Bridge at Remagen (1969) --  Allies plan to blow the bridge at Remagen, March 7, 1944
Indigènes (Days of Glory) (2006)  --  North African Muslims in French colonies fight for France
Camp Thiaroye (1990)  --  Senegalese soldiers fighting for France rebel against their ill-treatment after the end of the war
Jackboot Mutiny (2001)  --  attempt to assassinate Hitler, July 20, 1944
Plot to Kill Hitler (1990)
Valkyrie (2008)  --  plot to kill Hitler (with Tom Cruise)
Stauffenberg (2004) --the attempt to kill Hitler
A Bridge Too Far (1977)  --  Allied defeat in Operation Market Garden, Sept 1944
XII.1.7.      German Counter-Attack (Battle of the Bulge)   
When Trumpets Fade (1998) -- Battle of Hurtgen Forest (second phase beginning Nov. 10, 1944)
Hell is for Heroes (1962)  --  film later re-made as When Trumpets Fade
Battle of the Bulge (1965) -- Hitler's famous counter-attack that ultimately failed (Dec. 16, 1944 - Jan. 7, 1945)
Battleground (1949) -- 101st Airborne's defense of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge
1944 (2006)  --  Battle of the Bulge
Midnight Clear (1992) -- anti-war drama about mission in Ardennes Forest near end of WWII
Saints and Soldiers (2003)  --  survivors of the "Malmedy Massacre" of American soldiers by the Germans
Yalta: Peace, Power and Betrayal (2002) --  Yalta Conference, February 1945
Watch on the Rhine (1943)  --  Nazi tentacles in Washington, D.C.
Watch on the Rhine (2008)  --  106th Infantry Division attacked by a half-million German soldiers, Dec. 16, 1944
Brother's War (2009) – interaction between Allied troops and Russian troops as they both push toward Berlin at the end of World War in Europe
XII.1.8.       Air War
Memphis Belle (1990) -- air raids over Bremen
Twelve O'clock High (1949) -  US bomber pilots over Germany
Catch 22 --  comedy set during air war over Europe
Journey Together (1946)  --  RAF air war
Reach for the Sky (1957)  --  British RAF flyer who loses both legs fights to fly again
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)  -- black airmen
Red Tails (2009)  --  Tuskegee airmen
Spitfire (1942)  --  story of the designer of the superior RAF fighter plane, the Spitfire
Appointment in London (1952)  --  air war seen through eyes of a wing commander of a British squadron of Lancaster bombers     
The Dam Busters  (1955)  --    British Lancaster bomber pilots destroy three dams in the Ruhr Valley flooding the huge industrial valley (May 17, 1943)
Dresden (2006)  --  love story set against the massive bombing of Dresden Germany in 1945
XII.1.9.      Others   
The Great Escape (1963)
Stalag 17 (1953)
The Wooden Horse (1950)  --  three British POWs try to escape
Escape from Colditz:  The Best of British (2000)  --  Colditz Castle in Colditz, Germany
Escape from Colditz: The Escape Academy (2000) –
A Generation (1954)  --  1st in trilogy of Polish resistance
Kanal (1957) -- 2nd in trilogy; Warsaw uprising in Nazi-occupied Poland in 1944
Ashes and Diamonds (1958) --  3rd in trilogy; Polish film of Resistance movement in Poland during WW II's closing days
Heroism (1958)  --  Polish reaction to Nazi occupation
The Battle of Neretva (1969) -- Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia and 1943 victory of Tito's partisans
Uncerdoaver (1943)  -- Yugoslavian family fights guerrilla warfare to stop the Germans from taking their town
Pad Italije (The Fall of Italy) (1981) --  in Yugoslavia a Partisan commander fighting the Italians goes overboard with his men during and after the war
Enigma (2001)  --  the British Bletchley Park and code-breaking
Sekret Enigmy (Secret of Enigma) (1979)   --   Polish contribution to the breaking of the German enigma code in WWII
U-571  (2000)  --  mission to capture a German Enigma coding machine from a U-boat
The Misfit Brigade (1988)  --  Hitler's regiment composed of prisoners, the 27th Panzers  ($25)
XII.1.10.     Hitler's Last Days    
Downfall (2004)  --  of Hitler that is ; Bruno Ganz as Hitler
The Bunker (1981)  --  last days of Hitler ; Anthony Hopkins as Hitler
Hitler -- The Last Ten Days (1973)  --  the last ten days of the life of Hitler in his bunker in Berlin;  Alec Guiness as Hitler
Der letzte Akt (The Last Ten Days of Adolf Hitler) (1955)  -- 
The Death of Adolf Hitler (1973)  --  from his birthday on April 20, 1945 until his death by desperate suicide; Frank Finlay  as Hitler
Nuremberg (2000)  --  war crime trials
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) --  war crime trials of the German Nazis
Nuremberg Trials (1947)  --  war crime trials
Nuremberg: Goering's Last Stand (2006) – Goering makes friends with the prison guards to help him get what he wants
Ich war neunzehn (I Was Nineteen) (1968) – 19 years old born originally in Germany reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team
The Bridge (1960) -- German teen-age boys drafted to stop Allied invasion
Die Letzte Brücke (The Last Bridge) (1954)  --  anti-war themed German movie (starring Maria Schell and Bernhard Wicki)
Der Unhold (The Ogre) (1996)  --  a French POW rounds up children for a German military academy, who are ultimately sacrificed to stem the oncoming Russians
XII.1.11     Italy's Last Days of Fascism
Sal?  o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (The Last 120 Days of Sodom) (1975) --  Marquis de Sade's model applies to 1944 Fascist Italy
Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce (1985) (a.k.a, Mussolini and I)
Benito: The Rise and Fall of Mussolini (1993)  --  Mussolini in his early opportunistic career as a socialist
Last Days of Mussolini (1977)  --  ad-hoc execution of Mussolini
Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985)  --  based on the memories of Vittorio Mussolini, the oldest son of the Italian dictator
Miracle at St Anna (2008)  --  four African-Americans fighting in the Tuscany region, get trapped in a village, fall of 1944
Paisan (1946)  --  a heart-breaking look at the last days of the war
The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)  --  last days of WWII for one town in Italy
Roma, cittB aperta (Open City)  (1945)  --   the Italian resistance against German occupation
Vincere (2009) – Mussolini’s mistress Ida Dalser and their son Albino
Porzus (1997)  --  communist unit in Friuli, Italy kills a group of non-communist partisans to prepare Italy for a communist future
Texas 46 (2002)  ---  story around the 50,000 Italian POWs in the USA
XII.1.12.     Holocaust
Conspiracy (2001)  --  banal, but downright evil at the same time; the design of the implementation of the Holocaust
Wannseekonferenz (1984)  --  planning to implement the idea of a final solution 
Amen (2002) --  the decision of the Vatican to remain neutral on all political matters, especially the Holocaust
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) -- Jewish girl and family hide from Nazis
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)  --  Miep Gies (Mary Steenburgen) aids Jewish refugees
Anne Frank:  The Whole Story (2001)  --  the story of Anne Frank hiding in the Netherlands from the Gestapo
Au revoir les enfants (1987)  --  a Catholic school in France hides three Jewish boys from the Gestapo
Le Dernier Métro (The Last Metro) (1980)  --  a gentile wife conceals  her Jewish theatre director husband from the Nazis during the German occupation of France
Ghetto (2006) – saving the lives of Jews and others in Vilna, Lithuania in 1942
The Assisi Underground (1985)  --  rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943 Assisi
The Man Who Cried (2000)  --  Russian Jewish immigrant is endangered in a Paris, France dance troupe because of her heritage
Voyage of the Damned (1976)-- Jewish passengers unable to disembark
Lacombe Lucien (1974)  --   in occupied France, a young Frenchman is conflicted over his work for the German police and his Jewish girlfriend
Europa, Europa (1991)  -- anti-Semitism in Germany
Schindler's List (1993) -- rescues his Jewish factory workers from death
Perlasca, un Eroe Italiano (aka Perlasca, an Italian Hero or Perlasca, The Courage of a Just Man) – Italian film Giorgio Perlasca, who saved five thousand Jews
Edges of the Lord (2000)  --  in Poland, Christians hide a Jewish boy from the Nazis
Ostatni etap (The Last Stage) (1948) --  a Polish woman's experiences in the Auschwitz concentration camp
Varian's War (2000)  --  an American Schindler Varian Fry saving European intellectuals from the Nazis
The Holocaust (1978) -- Meryl Streep
Gentleman's Agreement (1947) -- anti-Semitism
The Shop on Main Street (1965) -- Czechoslovakian film about anti-Semitism
The Pianist (2002)  --  Jewish survivor of the Warsaw ghetto uprising
Uprising (2002)  --  uprising in the Warsaw ghetto
In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)  --  struggle for survival during the coming of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Jacob the Liar (1974)  --  Jacob uses story-telling to keep up the spirits of the resident of the Warsaw ghetto even if he has to lie now and then
Divided We Fall (2000)  --  in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a couple agree to hide a Jewish friend
Daleká cesta (Distant Journey)  --  Czech Holocaust film about a Jewish eye doctor in love with a Gentile plagued by anti-Semitism
Rosenstrasse (2003)  --  early, 1943 courageous German non-Jewish wives protest against the imprisonment of their Jewish husbands
The Hiding Place (1975) --  Corrie ten Boom recounts her and her family's experiences in a Nazi concentration camp
Out of the Ashes (2003)  -- concentration camp survivor Dr. Gisella Perl
Devil's Arithmetic (1999)  --  a young Jewish woman cares little about her Jewish heritage until she gets a taste of life in a concentration camp
God Afton, Herr Wallenberg (Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg) (1990)  --  Swedish national saves Hungarian Jews
Perlasca. Un eroe italiano (Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man) (2002) –  worked with Wallenberg to save Hungarian Jews
Das Boot ist Voll (The Boat is Full) (1980)  --  destruction of the myth of the Swiss "lifeboat" for the persecuted
Der NeunteTag (The Ninth Day) (2004)  --   a Catholic priest from Luxembourg is held in the Dachau concentration camp and yet gets a 9-day leave; what? why?
Sorstalanság (Fateless) (2005)  --   teenage Hungarian boy is sent to Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Zeitz concentration camps
Nackt unter Wölfen (Naked among Wolves) (1963)  --  last weeks at Buchenwald before its liberation
The Aryan Couple  (2004)  --   Himmler makes a deal with a rich Jewish-Hungarian steel industrialist: his vast fortune for his and his extended family's freedom
Hanna’s War (1988) – Hungarian Jewish martyr Hannah Senesh executed by the Nazis in 1944
Perlasca (2005) – Italian fascist Giorgio Perlasca uses fascist credentials to save more than 5,000 Jews from extermination
The Statement (2003)  --  war criminal Pierre Broussard escapes justice for many years because of an intricate web of protection, including the French clergy
Sunshine (1999)  --  three generations of Hungarian Jews from c. 1900 to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
The Grey Zone (2001)  --  revolt of the Jews who fed the Holocaust ovens at Auschwitz II - Birkenau 
Escape from Sobibor (1987)  --  the biggest and most successful escape of Jewish inmates from a death camp
Pasazerka (The Passenger) (1963)  --  on a cruise ship a former Auschwitz camp overseer thinks she sees someone who once was her prisoner (Polish film)
Commissar (1967)  --  anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union
Cold Days  --  anti-Semitism in Hungary (massacre of Jewish and Serbian people of Novi Sad in 1942)
Mr. Klein (1976)  --  the non-Jewish Klein exploits the Jewish people in occupied Paris, World War II, only to be mistaken as Jewish
Look to the Sky (1993)  --  Jonah, an innocent young Jewish Child from Amsterdam, tries to survive life in a concentration camp
Lena:  My 100 Children (1987)  --  a woman adopts 100 Jewish Holocaust orphans, but then her problems of defending the children gets really tough
Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story (1989) (TV)  --  the Nazi-war-criminal-hunter and catcher
Bent (1997)  --   two gay men and their friend, a  Jewish girl, come to the attention of the Gestapo  in Germany
A Day in October (1992)  --  Danish resistance helps 7,200 Danish Jews escape to Sweden
Flammen & Citronen (Flame and Citron) (2008)  --  Danish Resistance
Debajo del mundo (1988)  --  a family hide underground for six years to escape the Nazi's plans for them
Divided We Fall (2001)  --  a couple in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia hide their Jewish neighbor at great risk to themselves
In Our Own Hands (1998)  --  story of the only all-Jewish fighting unit in World War II
Invincible (2002)  --  a Jewish strongman performer in German sees himself as chosen by God to warn his people of the impending danger
Kapo (1964)  --  a Jewish girl in a concentration camp rises to be a camp guard, but she is bothered by what she sees
The Last Butterfly (1993)  --  the Germans force a mime to help fool the Red Cross that everything is o.k. in Terezin, a town that the Nazis set as a holding place for Jews who will be sent off to concentration camps
Prisoner of Paradise (2003)  --  German-Jewish actor who co-starred with Marlene Dietrich in "The Blue Angel" is sent to a concentration camp
Me and the Colonel --  just before the German invasion of Paris, a Jewish refugee tries to escape in a car and picks up an anti-Semite & his girlfriend
Sophie Scholl (2006)  --  Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine
The Assisi Underground (1985)  --  the monasteries and convents of the city of Assisi provide haven to Jewish refugees
Bonhoeffer (2003)  --  German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the first clear voices of resistance to Adolf Hitler; he openly challenged his church to stand with the Jews; hanged April 1945
Pastor Hall (1940)  --  German pastor Martin Niemoller thrown into Sachsenhausen concentration camp for speaking out against the Nazis
Under the Domim Tree (1996)  --  1953 Israel has to deal with orphans damaged because of the Holocaust
Korczak (1991)  --  Dr. Janusz Korczak runs a Jewish orphanage in Poland; he and his orphans are sent to Treblinka on August 6, 1942
Boxer a smrt (The Boxer and Death) (1963)  --  in a Nazi concentration camp, the commandant, a former prize-fighter, saves an inmate from execution because of his amateur boxing ability
I Love You, I Love You Not (1997)  --  a Jewish prep school student shares stories of anti-Semitism with her grandmother, an Auschwitz survivor (with Jeanne Moreau and Claire Danes)
Samson (1960)  --  man released from prison is imprisoned again in Warsaw Ghetto for being Jewish
Defiance (2008)  --  true story of three brothers taking on the task of defending a multitude of 1,000 Polish Jews from the German occupation force
A Boy in Striped Pajamas  -  in a concentration camp a German boy becomes friends with a Jewish boy with consequences
Rotation (1949)  ---  laborer for the Nazis quits his job after his Jewish neighbors are taken away
Rondo (2009)  --  father and son Jewish Refugees in England come closer emotionally as they learn their relatives died in German concentration camps
I slik en natt (It Happened One Night) (1958) – a young woman doctor who in 1942, helped several Jewish children escape for the border to neutral Sweden
Kap? (1959) --  in a concentration camp a young Jewish girl decides to lead an escape attempt
Krajobraz po bitwie (Landscape After the Battle) (1970) – Polish film about the after-math of living in a concentration camp on a young couple
Désobéir (Aristides de Sousa Mendes) (2008) – Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes helps save war refugees fleeing from invading Germans
Miracle at Moreaux (1986)  --  a Catholic nuns works to save Jewish children from the Nazis
A Friendship in Vienna (1988)  -- two friends, one Gentile and one Jewish, is disturbed by Hitler's take-over of Austria
A Son's War (2009) – Prague, 1939, a young Jewish man faced the Nazi occupation of the city and has to choose between his freedom and his mother
Levins Mühle (1980) – East German film about anti-Semitism
La tregua (The Truce) (1997) – Italian Jews returning home from Auschwitz after the war
Nirgendwo in Afrika (Nowhere in Africa) (2001)  --  Jewish refugees establish a new life in Kenya during the Hitler reign
XII.2.    THE FIGHT AGAINST JAPAN     
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) in 1925, he predicted Japanese attack on U.S.
Blood on the Sun  (1945)
XII.2.1.  THE WAR IN CHINA AND BURMA    
 The Last Emperor  (1987)  -- Pu Yi, emperor of China & emergence of Communist China
Rakuyô (The Setting Sun ) (1992)  --  Japanese agent in Manchuria gets money for Japanese war effort there by stealing and selling opium
Dansou no reijin (2008)  --  Yoshiko Kawashima (1907-1948) a Manchu princess raised in Japan who became a spy for the Japanese in Manchukuo
Ba dao lou zi (Seven Man Army) (1976)  --  seven Chinese soldiers hold off 20,000 Japanese at a battle at the Great Wall of China
Story of a Prostitute (1965)  --  love story set during Sino-Japanese War between a soldier and a comfort woman
Hei tai yang 731 (Men Behind the Sun) (1988)  --  Japanese atrocities in the prison camp Manchu 731
Hei tai yang: Nan Jing da tu sha (Black Sun: the Nanking Massacre) (1995)  --  Nanking Massacre, Dec. 1937
Saam gwok dzi gin lung se gap (The Children of Hung Shi (aka Bitter Sea and Children of the Silk Road)) (2008) --  British journalist in Japan during Nanking Massacre
Nanjing 1937 (aka Don't Cry Nanking)  (1995) --  family with Chinese husband and Japanese wife caught in the Nanking Massacre
The Diary (2007?)  --  based around the Nanking Massacre
La bei ri ji (John Rabe) (2009)  --  a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre
Hei tai yang 731 (Man Behind the Sun) (1988)  --  in Squadron 731 Japanese troops torture and experiment on Chinese and Russian POWs  ($70)
Jian qiao ying lie zhuan (Heroes of the Eastern Skies) (1977) – outnumbered Chinese Air Force in increasingly outdated American aircraft fights the Japanese air force
Dragon Seed (1944)   --  Chinese villagers try to adopt a peaceful attitude toward their Japanese conquerors, but not Jade Tan (with Katherine Hepburn)
Empire of the Sun (1987) --  a British boy becomes a victim of the Japanese invasion of China
Se, jie (Lust, Caution) (2007)  -- Japanese Resistance uses a young virgin to seduce Chinese collaborator during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai with surprising consequences
Yi jiang chun shui xiang dong liu (The Spring River Flows East) (1947)  --  in pre-war, wartime and post-war a family is split by the war with Japan
The White Countess (2005)  --  love story set in pre-war and wartime Shanghai
Tai Hang shan shang (On the Mountain of Tai Hang) (2005)   -- Chinese communist commander Zhu De wins some big battles against the Japanese in northern China
Da Jue Zhan I: Liao Shen Zhan Yi (The Liaoxi Shenyang Campaign) (1990)  --  first major victorious campaign in Manchuria of the Chinese communists under Field Marshall Lin Biao
Da Jue Zhan II: Huai Hai Zhan Yi (Decisive Engagement: Wei-hai Campaign) (1990) – Mao Tse-tung and the Wei-hai campaign 
Da Jue Zhan III: Ping Jin Zhan Yi  (Decisive Engagement: Beiping Tianjin Campaign) (1990) – Field Marshall Lin Biao and his achievements (went on to persecute many innocents during the Cultural Revolution)  
Yi ge he ba ge (One and Eight) (1983) --  eight criminals and a deserting Chinese officer in the communist Eighth Route Army
Guizi lai le (Devils on the Doorstep) (2000)  --  Chinese villagers hold two Japanese prisoners of war
Dang doi lai ming (Hong Kong 1941) (1984)  --  three friends suffer under Japanese occupation on the island of Hong Kong
Lady from Chungking (1943) –  Chinese guerrilla leader resists the Japanese during WWII.
Tian ma cha fang (March of Happiness) (1999)  --  a love story set amid Japanese occupation of China
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)  --  service in China and reaction to Japanese invasion
War in Burma:
Flying Tigers (1942) -- fighting the Japanese in Burma and China
Bombs Over Burma (1942) -- devoted woman risks life for sake of China on espionage mission on the Burma Road
Burma Convoy (1941)  --  getting critical supplies through to China via the Burma Road
Orde Wingate (1976)  --  play-like movie about commander Orde Wingate who became a Zionist during foreign service in Palestine and developed guerrilla tactics used by the Israelis; leads strikes into Burma in WWII
Merrill's Marauders (1962) Brig. Gen. Frank Merrill, battling Japanese in Burmese jungle
Objective, Burma! (1945) WWII Brits invade Burma
Biruma no tategoto (Burmese Harp) (1956)  --  Brits have to attack Japanese forces in Burma as late as July, 1945
XII.2.2.  THE USA FINALLY GETS INTO THE WAR     
Pearl Harbor
Tora! Tora! Tora! -- Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
In Harm's Way (1965)  --  attack on Pearl Harbor and counter-offensive in a backdoor operation
Pearl Habor (2001)  -- with Ben Affleck
December  (1991)  --  coming of age story set during Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the decisions of whether they should sign up for the military or not
From Here to Eternity (1953)  --  two soldiers fall in love and face difficulties set before, during and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)  --  James H. Doolittle air raid on Japan soon after Pearl Harbor
The Purple Heart (1944)  --  US army air corps crew has to ditch their plane in China after the Doolittle raid on Tokyo and other Japanese cities and are put on trial for murder
Hawai Mare oki kaisen (The War at Sea from Hawaii to Malay) (1942) –
Hawai Middouei daikaikusen: Taiheiyo no arashi (Storm Over the Pacific) (1960) --  a navigator-bombardier in Japan's Naval Air Force is proud and certain of Japanese victory after Pearl Harbor and the early victories; but then comes the Battle of Midway
To the Shores of Tripoli  (1942)  --  egotistical young marine recruit gets taught some valuable lessons just before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
War and Remembrance (1988) -- 12 part mini series
Malaya
The Long and the Short and the Tall (aka Jungle Fighters) (1961)  --  British soldiers trapped behind Japanese lines in the Malayan jungle
Paloh – Malaysian film about the confrontation between the Japanese occupying force and the Communist Party of Malaya, during final days of Japanese occupation  (only in Malaysian/Mandarin)
Shiberia Chôtokky? 3 (Siberian Express) (2003) – General Tomoyuki Yamashita who conquered the British colonies of Malaya and Singapore (called "The Tiger of Malaya")
Judgement: The Court Martial of the Tiger of Malaya - General Yamashita (1974) –  the trial of the conqueror of Malaya and Singapore
Wake Island/Guam
Wake Island (1942)  --  Japanese have a hard time taking a small island between Guam and Midway (Dec. 7, 1941)
Air Force (1943) – crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress see action at Wake Island, the Philippines, and the Battle of the Coral Sea
 No Man is an Island (1962)  --  an American serviceman fights for survival on Japanese-occupied Guam
Philippines
Ambush Bay (1966)  --  US marines on a Japanese-held Philippine island try to hook up with Filipino guerillas
Macarthur (1977) -- loses Philippines, but comes back
MacArthur, The Rebel General  (1977)
Corregidor  (1943)  --  Battle of Corregidor, Philippines
Bataan (1943) -- fight against Japanese take over of the Philippines
Dai Nippon teikoku (1982) – Hideki Tojo and Japanese occupations of Okinawa and the Philippines (only in Japanese)
Beast of Bataan (2l010)  --  young lawyer tries to save his client from death penalty for war crimes stemming from 1942 Bataan Death March (10,000 American and Filipino POWs died on a forced march to captivity)
American Guerilla in the Philippines (1950) -- resistance to Japanese after fall of the Philippines
Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita (2004)  --  impact of Japanese invasion of the Philippines on a quiet town
Panaghoy sa Suba (The Call of the River) (2004) --  set during the American Occupation (1942) and the Japanese Occupation (1945)
Outrages of the Orient (or Atrocities of the Orient) (1948) --  Japanese atrocities against the Filipino people (including attempted rape) 
Markova: Comfort Gay (2000) – young Filipino boy suffers as Japanese soldiers use him for sex work
So Proudly we Hail (1943)  --  US army nurses headed to Hawaii diverted by Pearl Harbor attack to Bataan and Corregidor
Others
The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957) -- a British commander in a POW camp becomes so obsessed with building a bridge for the Japanese that he forgets that they are the enemy
Australia (2008)  --  love story set against background of racism and Japanese attack on Darwin, Australia on February 19, 1942
Until They Sail (1957) – four New Zealand women fall for four U.S. soldiers waiting in New Zealand to be shipped out to fight   --  ($40 VHS tape)
XII.2.3.  THE USA STRIKES BACK 
Battle of the Coral Sea (1959)   May, 1942
Midway (1976) -- Battle of Midway, June 5, 1942
Gung Ho (1943)  --  2nd Marine Raider commandos, under Lt. Col. Evans Carlson, raided the Japanese base at Makin Atoll
Guadalcanal Diary (1943) -- Battle of Guadalcanal, began August 7, 1942
The Thin Red Line (1998) -- Battle of Guadalcanal, 1942
The Thin Red Line (1964)  -- an earlier and better version of 1998's The Thin Red Line  --  ($35 for used $100 for new)
Fighting Sullivans (1944)  -- five brothers serving on the same ship die while fighting at Guadalcanal
The Gallant Hours  --  Admiral Halsey during the Battle of Guadalcanal   (sign up to be notified)
Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976/1977)  --  based on real-life squadron leader Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
Kokoda (2006)  --  Australian troops fight the Japanese during the 1942 Kokoda Track campaign
Tarawa Beach Head (1958) --  costly invasion of the island, November 20-23,1943
Jungle Patrol (1948)  --  the US air force and the fighting in New Guinea 1943
Battle Cry (1955)  --  the run up to and the Battle for Saipan, June 1944
Windtalkers (2002) --  Navajo codetalkers use their own language as the unbreakable code on Saipan, June 15 to July 9, 1944
Raiders of Leyte Gulf (1963) --  a raid before the Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 23-26, 1944, kicks off reconquest of the Philippines
Battle Stations (1956)  --  kamikaze attacks on the USS Franklin and USS Bunker Hill, October, 1944
The Walls of Hell (1965)  --   fight in the walled city of Intramuros in the Philippines, February, 1945
Back to Bataan (1945) -- John Wayne leads Philippine guerillas
The Great Raid (2005)  --  rescue of American POWs in the Philippines
The Ravagers (1965)  --  Filipino guerrillas repel last remnants of the Japanese on their land
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) -- Battles of Tarawa and Iwo Jima, Feb.-March, 1945
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)  --  story of the men behind the second raising of the flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)  --  the battle for Iwo Jima presented from the Japanese perspective
The Outsider (1961)  --  Tony Curtis plays troubled flag raiser Ira Hayes
Okinawa (1952) -- largest amphibious assault in the Pacific campaign, April to June, 1945
Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen (Battle of Okinawa) (1971)  --  horrors of combat from Japanese perspective
Away all Boats (1956)  --  life on the USS Belinda, Attack Transport PA22, which served at Okinawa  ($33.59)
Paloh (2003)  --  Malaysian love story set in last days of Japanese occupation in Malaysia in the small town of Paloh
The Winds of War (1983) -- world's leaders at the time
Solntse (The Sun) (2005)  --  Emperor Hirohito confronted by Gen. Douglas MacArthur at end of WWII (trilogy with Moloch and Taurus)
Weekly's War  (1984)   --  story of Australian experience of  WWII thru experience of those who worked on the publication of the Australian Women’s Weekly
Ten Days to Victory (2005)  --  ten dramatic stories about end of World War II
Nobi (Fires on the Plain) (1959)  --  fight of one Japanese soldier to survive facing terrible horrors on the island of Leyte, Philippines in February, 1945
Overlanders (1946)  --  fear of Japanese invasion in Australia causes cattlemen to push their herds overland halfway across the country.
Atom Bomb (Manhattan Project): 
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) -- story of Los Alamos atomic bomb project
Oppenheimer (1980)  --  mini-series about the life of J. Robert. Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, the H-bomb and Oppenheimer harmed by the McCarthy era
The Beginning or the End – dramatization of the atomic bomb Manhattan Project and the subsequent bombing of Japan
Day One (1989)  --  story of Manhattan Project focusing on interaction between Col. Leslie R. Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer
Mission of the Shark (1991)  --  dropped off key parts for the atomic bomb, then sunk June 1945 and survivors attacked by sharks
Above and Beyond (1952)  --  bombing of Hiroshima (August 6, 1945)  by Col. Paul Tibbetts, commander of the Enola Gay
Hiroshima (1995) --   August 6, 1945
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)  --  emphasis on the damage done to the people of Hiroshima
Nihon no ichiban nagai hi (Japan's Longest Day) (1967)  --  the military tries to overthrow the Emperor's civilian government after Nagasaki bombing
Imamura (Black Rain) (1989)  --  aunt and uncle try to prove their niece is not unhealthy due to radiation fallout and is, therefore, suitable for marriage 
Mistreatment by Japan of POWs:
A Town like Alice (1956)  --  British women & children fight to survive under the non-care of the Japanese
Prisoners of the Sun (1990)  --  Japanese internment of Australian soldiers
To End all Wars (2001)  --  very good movie on Japanese prisoner of war camp in Thailand
Three Came Home (1950)  --  true account of American woman's experience in a Japanese prison camp
Paradise Road (1997)  --  women imprisoned in Sumatra in WWII dealing with Japanese atrocities
Blood Oath  (1990)  --  the Ambon tribunal tried 91 Japanese soldiers for war crimes against Australian prisoners
Japanese-American Internment:
Come See the Paradise (1990) -- Japanese-American internment in the USA
The War Between Us (1995)  -- Japanese-Canadian internment in Canada
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) -- prejudice against Japanese-Americans
Stand Up for Justice (2004)  --  Mexican/Irish-American goes to the internment camp with his Japanese-American friends
American Pastime (2007)  -- Japanese-Americans interned turn to baseball, the all-American sport
The Home Front and the Soldiers Return
The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980)
A League of Their Own (1992)  --  women's baseball in World War II
Bye Bye Blues (1989)  -- 
Land Girls (1997)  -- 
Millions Like Us (1943) --
Since You Went Away (1944)  -- 
Tender Comrade (1943)
Best Years of Our Lives (1946) post-WWII adjustment of war veterans
The Codes (1966)  --  for a Polish veteran, home after the war, questions arise of collaboration and resistance in his own family under German occupation
Zaduszki (All Souls' Day) (1962)  --  mental damage caused by  World War II in Poland
XIII.  POST-WAR PERIOD   
XIII.1.  Post-War Japan   
Dongjing Shenpan (Tokyo Trial) 2006  --  a Chinese judge helps convinces the other international judges to choose the death penalty for the Japanese war criminals
Stray Dog (1949)  --  a cop solves a murder in desperate, war-ravaged, U.S.-occupied Tokyo
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)  --  a budding romance is overshadowed by memories of the horrors of the A-bomb  
Rhapsody in August (1991)  -- memories of the atomic bomb and its aftermath
Gunki Hatameku Motoni (Under the Flag of the Rising Sun) (2001) – the widow of a Japanese sergeant wants information on the death of her husband in New Guinea only to get lies and half-truths, including knowledge of the inhumanity of the Japanese soldiers
Mishima -- Japanese novelist commits traditional suicide, 1970
MacArthur's Children (1985)  --  Americans occupy the village of a young boy and his friends
Puraido: Unmei no toki (Pride: The Fateful Moment) (1998) – justification of Japanese excesses during World War II from Japanese point of view
XIII.2.  Post-War China 
Communist Rule (1949-today)
The Soong Sisters (1997)  --  the lives of three sisters who all married among the highest rank of officials in the Republic of China (1911-1949)
Ji jie hao (Assembly) (2007)  --  set in 1948 during the Chinese Civil War
Zui hou de gui zu (The Last Aristocrats) (1989)  --  Four Chinese women students in the USA are stranded when the Communists take over Shanghai in 1948
Xin hai shuang shi (The Battle for the Republic of China ) (1981)  --
Kaiguo dadian (The Birth of New China)  (1989) --  April 1949, People's Liberation Army under Mao Zedong and Zhu De take Nanjing & the KMT regime falls; Chiang Kai-Shek flees to Taiwan October 1949
Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (1957) --  1949, British warship Amethyst blocked by Communist Chinese shore batteries on the Yangtse River
Wo de fu qin mu qin (The Road Home) (1999)  --  country girl  & a young teacher fall in love during the 1958 Anti-Rightist Movement reaction against the Hundred Flowers Campaign
China Cry (1990) – a barely Christian upper-class woman survives the anti-religious excesses of communism in China
Ba wang bie ji (Farewell, My Concubine) (1993) --  spanning warlord era to past the Cultural Revolution in China
Huozhe (To Live) (1994) --  a married couple experience the effects of the Communist victory, the Great Leap Forward and The Cultural Revolution
Lan feng zheng (The Blue Kite) (1994)  --  horrible effects of the Cultural Revolution  
Tian yu (The Sent Down Girl) (1998)  --  in the Cultural Revolution, teen-aged girl sent to a remote area of China and abandoned
Xiao cai feng (Balzac and the Little Seamstress) (2002)  -- two young men sent for re-education in the Cultural Revolution fall in love with the same mountain woman
Fu rong zhen (Hibiscus Town) (1986)  --  a young woman lives through the Cultural Revolution
Yangguang Canlan de Rizi (In the Heat of the Sun) (1994)  --  young people roam the streets because the Cultural Revolution takes up most of their parents' time
Mei you hang biao de he liu (River Without Buoys) (1984)   --  during the Cultural Revolution, timber rafters try to rescue a former District Director from a labor camp
Romance on Lushan Mountain (or Love on Lushan Mountain or A Love Story at Lushan Mountain) (1980) --  the Cultural Revolution makes love very difficult for a young couple
Xiang ri kui (Sunflower) (2005)  --  following a family harmed by the Cultural Revolution for thirty years
Dr. Bethune (1990) --  life of Canadian Doctor Norman Bethune who became a hero in China during Mao Tse-Tung's rise to power.
Bethune (1977)   --  Canadian doctor who aided Mao Tse-Tung's army
Last Emperor 1987) --  the Qing Dynasty falls to nationalists, and the emperor later becomes a pawn in Japanese-controlled Manchuria directed by Bertolucci. 
Zhantai (Platform) (2000)  --  a performance troupe changes with the changes in the political climate in China
Yi ge dou bu neng shao (Not One Less) (1999)--a rural Communist confronts post-Deng modernization efforts in contemporary China.
Qiu Ju da guan si (The Story of Qiu Ju) (1992)  --   woman battles frustrating court system in modern China.
Chinese Box (1997)  --  a love story set against the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong
Taiwan:
Dao cao ren (Strawman) (1987) – farming brothers in trouble during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan
Po lun tai (Flat Tire) (1999)  --  talk of film makers touches on political reality in Taiwan
Bei qing cheng shi (A City of Sadness) (1989) --  first part of the trilogy about modern Taiwan history;  average Taiwanese family during years 1945-1949
Xi meng ren sheng (In the Hands of a Puppet Master) (1993) --  second part of the trilogy about Taiwan history; Japanese use street puppets for propaganda making it tough for a Chinese puppet master
Hao nan hao nu (Good Men, Good Women) (1995)  -- third part of the trilogy about modern Taiwan; a couple returns to China as part of the anti-Japanese movement & are arrested as communists when they go back to Taiwan ($50)
Tibet:
Seven Years in Tibet (1997) -- mountain-climber befriended by 14 year old Dalai Lama during WWII
Kundun (1997) -- Dalai Lama resists Chinese take-over of Tibet; 1949
Little Buddha (1993) -- search for the next Dalai Lama
Korea:
Geuddae geusaramdeul (The President's Last Bang) (2005) – events leading up to assassination of South Korean President Park Chung-hee (1961-1979)
XIII.3.  Post-War Philippines 
Dekada '70 (2003)  --  middle-class Filipino family realize the full meaning of dictatorship in the Philippines (languages Filipino/Tagalog)
Bagong Buwan (2001)  --  Muslim rebellion in Mindanao, Philippines between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) (languages Filipino/Tagalog)
Chavit (2003)  --  in the Philippines, ouster of corrupt President Joseph Estrad in favor of vice president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (languages Filipino/Tagalog)
Cavite (2005)  -- terrorism bred by poverty and injustice (languages Filipino/Tagalog)
XIII.4.  Post-War England  
Into the Storm (2009)  --  Winston Churchill during and after World War II
Soho Boho   --  bohemian life in post-war England
Scandal (1989) -- John Profumo scandal in England
XIII.5.  Post-War Germany  
West Germany:
Deutschland bleiche Mutter (Germany, Pale Mother)  (1980)   --  a German woman and her daughter try to survive while the father is away fighting; dad returns and it gets worse
Das schreckliche Mädchen (The Nasty Girl) (1990) --   a German girl researches her town's past, discovers collaboration with the Nazis and earns the enmity of the townspeople
The Tunnel (2001) -- escaping from East Berlin to West Berlin via a tunnel
Heimat - Chronicle of Germany (1985)  --   Germany in the years 1919-1982 through the eyes of a woman named Maria
Heimat II (Home, Vol. 2: A Chronicle of a Generation) (1994)  --  portrait of German youth in the wild 1960s
Heimat III (Heimat, Vol. 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings) (2004)  -- 
Germania anno zero (Germany Year Zero) (1948)  --  young German boy suffers from the hard times following the end of WWII
Die Ehe der Maria Braun (The Marriage of Maria Braun) (1979)  --  rough times for Germany immediately following the end of WWII
The Big Lift (1950)  --  Berlin Air-lift 
Im Schatten der Macht (Willy Brandt) (2003) – last days of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, (Chancellor from 1969-1974)
Stammheim (1986)  --  the trial in Stammheim Prison of the left-wing terrorist Baader-Meinhof Group
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) (2008) – the story of the terrorist Baader Meinhof Gang
Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum) (1975)  --  panic over Red Army Faction terrorism in the 1970s Germany
Die bleierne Zeit (The German Sisters) (1981) – 1968, West German reporter Julianne starts to question the system when her terrorist sister Marianna is treated very badly
East Germany:
Las Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) (2006)  --  1984 East Berlin, Stasi surveillance tactics changes the life of one Stasi worker
Sonnenllee (Sun Alley) (1999)  --  17-year-old boy growing up in communist East Germany in the 1970s ($105)
Good Bye, Lenin (2003)  --  after unification of the two Germanys, a son tries to restore East German life so his mother recently out of a coma won't have a relapse
Der rote Kakadu (The Red Cockatoo) (2006) – union of East and West Germany
Kleinruppin (Kleinruppin forever) (2004)  -- identical twins Ronny and Tim switch places forcing Tim to experience life in East Germany
Die Stille nach dem Schuß (The Legends of Rita) (2000) – a terrorist in West Germany moves over to East Germany but is afraid her cover will be blown, especially when East and West Germany unite
XIII.6.  Post-War Italy  
Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle Thief) (1949)  --  Italy's post-war depression
 Umberto D. (1955)  --  poor treatment of elderly in post-war depression
Il sangue dei vinti (Blood of the Losers) (2008) – following WWII, an Italian family fractures
Miracolo a Milano (Miracle in Milan) (1951) --  a fantasy concerning the post-World War II poor in Italy
La Dolce Vita (1961)  --  disillusionment and decadence after Fascism and War
Mama Roma (1962)  --  the continuing negative effects of poverty on a mother trying to improve her life for herself and her son
La Meglio gioventu (The Best of Youth) (2003)  --  two brothers live through the period 1966-2000
Il divo (2008) – Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, 1972-1973, 1976-1979, 1989 to 1992
Buongiorno, notte (Good Morning, Night) (2003)  --  1978, Red Brigade kidnaps Prime Minister Moro 
Guido che sfido le Brigate Rosse (2007) – in 1979 Italy, trade unionist Guido Rossa, killed by a member of the Red Brigades  (Italian language only)
Il caso Moro (The Moro Affair) (1986) — Red Brigade kidnaps the Chief of the Christian Democratic Party
Excellent Cadavers (1999)  --  battle waged against the Sicilian Mafia during the late 1980's and early 1990's
Salvatore Giuliano (1962)  --   young Mafia leader recruited by Sicilian separatist politicians is gunned down close to declaration of Sicily's self-rule
XIII.7.  Post-War France  
Le Nouveau Monde (New World; The New World)  (1995)  --  French resentment of the "American occupation"
Un monde presque paisible (Almost Peaceful) (2002)  --  in post-war France, Jewish Parisians try to build a new life after the Holocaust
La Haine (1995)  --  social and racial tension in the outskirts of French cities leads to some nasty riots
Liberty Belle (1983)  --  a student, Paris, 1959-1960, gets involved with a group opposing the French Algerian war
La Chinoise  --  leftist French youth on the eve of the May 1968 student riots
Le grand Charles (2006) – Charles De Gaulle's career, 1939-1959
Adieu De Gaulle adieu (2009)  --  De Gaulle disapproves of the student uprisings of May 1968
La faute ? Fidel! (Blame It on Fidel!) (2006) – a married couple in Paris 1970-1971 become radicalized which deeply affects their nine year old child
XIII.8.  Post-War Greece & Macedonia  
O thiasos (The Traveling Players) (1975) –   some traveling actors recount the terrible events that happened in Greece, 1939 to just before 1952
Eleni (1985)  --  a grown-up Greek-American son searches for the executioner of his Greek mother in the Greek Civil War
Petrina Chronia (Stone Years) (1985)  --   1954-1974; a couple is separated by the Greek Civil War
Politiki Kouzina (A Touch of Spice) (2003)  --  unrequited love for a young Greek-Turkish boy who has to leave his love when his family is deported from Turkey back to Greece
Z (1969) -- 1963 killing of the Greek liberal politician Gregorios Lambrakise
I Dokimi (The Rehearsal) (1974)  --  indictment of the Greek military junta (1967-1974)
Haromeni Imera (Happy Day) (1976)  --  the story of the director’s exile to an island by the Greek military dictatorship
Telos Epochis (End of an Era) (1995)  --  1969-1970 Greece as seen through the eyes of a group of high school seniors
O anthropos me to garyfallo (1980) – Greece between 1949-1974
Ap’to Hioni (From the Snow) (1993)  --  1990 Greece as seen through the eyes of travelers heading from Corfu to Athens
Ouloi emeis, efenti (All of us, Efendi) (1998) – civil war in Greece
To Vlemma tou Odyssea (Ulysses' Gaze) (1995)  --  in search of lost film reels, a Greek-American director travels across the Balkans, ending up in bomb destroyed Sarajevo
Before the Rain (1994)   -- ethnic conflict in Macedonia
XIII.9.  Post-War Spain & Portugal  
Tiovivo c. 1950 (2004)  --  life in post-Civil War Madrid, the city offers entertainment, hope and love, in spite of the many restrictions
Capitães de Abril  (April Captains) (1997)  --  military coup of the left overthrows the dictatorship in Portugal, April 25, 1974, that was established by Salazar in 1933
XIII.10.  Post-War Soviet Union  
Ballada o soldate (Ballad of a Soldier) (1960)  --  A sort of Russian road movie about a young  Russian soldier's four day trip to go home to see his mother
The Chekist  --  brutal Cheka security forces
Utomlyonnye solntsem (Burnt by the Sun)  (1994)  --  the paranoid era of the evil Stalin
Serye volki (The Gray Wolves) (1993) – power struggle; Nikita Kruschev (in position1958-1964) and Leonid Brezhnev (1964-1982)
The Inner Circle (1991)  --  a true David and Batsheba story in the Soviet Union
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970) --  Russian gulag penal system
Gulag (1985)  --  gulag penal system
Sakharov (1984)  --  Russian dissident
Prisoner of the Mountains (1997)  --  drama set in First Russian-Chechen war (1994-1996) 
House of Fools  --  about psychiatric patients and combatants during the First Chechen War
Alexandra --  Russian movie set in the Second Russian-Chechen war (started 1999)
War  --  about the realities of the Second Chechen War
My Best Friend, General Vasili, the Son of Joseph Stalin – Lt. Gen. Vasili Stalin commander of Army and Air Force sports teams befriends a sports talent; but what will happen when the general’s father dies?
XIII.11.  INDEPENDENCE FOR INDIA -- 1947   
Gandhi -- 1915 onward; arrested in 1922 for civil disobedience against British rule
The Making of the Mahatma (1996)  --  Gandhi's politically formative years in South Africa
Lage Raho Munnabhai ("Carry on, Munnabhai") (2006)  -- to impress a woman a Mumbai thug pretends to be an expert in Gandhian philosophy
Anand Math (1950)   --  Indian resistance to colonial rule
Jhansi ki Rani  (Queen of Jhansi) (1953)  --  film based on Indian resistance to colonial rule
Kisna: the Warrior Poet (2005)  --  love story between British girl and Indian boy set in 1940s Indian Independence Movement
Lord Mountbatten -- The Last Viceroy (1986)  --  helps bring independence to India
Laaj (2003)  --  Hindu girl with a Muslim boy equals problems; set in the 1930s; the Pashtoons of India's northwest frontier turned against the ruling British Raj
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005)  --  fighter for Indian independence from Britain
Shaheed-e-Azam  (2002)  --  Bhagat Singh; celebrated martyr of Indian independence movement; hanged by  British March 23, 1931
The Legend of  Bhagat Singh (2002)  --  Bhagat Singh
23rd March 1931:  Shaheed  (2002)  --    Bhagat Singh
Pagadi Sambhal (“Hold fast to your turban”)  --  Bhagat Singh
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005) – Subhas Chandra Bose (1897-1945) a Bengali leader who favored violent means to liberate India.
Pazhassi Raja (2009)  --  fight for Indian independence
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar (1998)  --  leader of India's dalits ("untouchables")
Nine Hours to Rama (1963) -- events leading up to assassination of Gandhi in 1948
Staying On (1981)  --  a British colonel and his wife decide to remain in India after the departure of the British in 1947
Jinnah (1998) -- Mohammed Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan
Earth (1998)  --  love story set against religious violence following Indian independence in 1947
Train to Pakistan (1998)  --  ethnic violence between Hindus, Muslims & Sikhs in Punjab after British left in 1947
Hey! Ram (2000) – bloody civil war between Hindus and Muslims that ultimately led to the neo-Islamic state of Pakistan
Shakespeare Wallah (1965)  --  a fast fading family acting troupe reflects the loss of British influence in India
Sardar: The Iron Man of India (1993)   --  a biopic of Vallabhbhai Patel, India's first home minister and deputy prime minister
Pukar (1983)  --  after 1947 a boy who sees his father shot by a "revolutionary" fights to kill all revolutionaries in Goa, but earns the hatred of almost every Goan 
Bandit Queen (1994) -- Indian film about female Indian outlaw Phoolan Devi (Seema Biswas), 1980s
Last Day of the Raj (2007)  -- 
Matir moina (The Clay Bird) (2002) – set in 1971, India intervenes on the side of the Bangladeshis against Pakistan, whose forces surrendered and Bangla Desh ("Country of Bangla") was established
XIII.12.  POST-WAR ALGERIA:  INDEPENDENCE  
La Battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers) (1966)  --   Italian-Algerian film about Algerian revolt against French, 1954-1962
Lost Command (1966) -- French-Algerian guerilla warfare in North Africa
Outremer (Overseas) (1990)  --  French film about three sisters during the Algerian War
La Trahison (The Betrayal) (2005) --  French officer and recruits in Algerian War
Cache (2005)  --  repressed memories of the aftermath of the Algerian War
Le Crabe-tambour (1977)  --  French war hero of French Indochina and Algeria
Nuit Noire (Black Night) (2005)  --  French massacre in Algeria
Le Petit Soldat  (1963)  --  during the Algerian war, young French deserter gets involved with woman who is fighting for the other side
Chronique des années de braise (Chronicle of the Burning Years; Chronicle of the Years of Fire) (1975)  --  the Algerian War as seen through the eyes of a peasant.  Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available.)
La vérité si je mens (1997) --  movie about the pieds-noirs community (non-Algerian émigrés from Algeria)
The Day of the Jackal  (1973)  --  1954-1962 De Gaulle and the Algerian War  Fred Zinneman 1973 Edward Fox
L'honneur d'un capitaine (A Captain's Honor) (1982)  --  widow's tries to restore her husband's reputation from an accusation of using torture in the Algerian War  ($100)
Mon colonel (The Colonel) (2006)  --  a murder investigation reveals some terrible things about the Algerian War
C'était pas la guerre (It Wasn't War) (2003)  --  the Algerian War for Independence seen through the eyes of a six year old
Un combat singulier (2004)
L'ennemi intime (Intimate Enemies) (2007)  --  story of a French platoon in the Algerian War  ($25)
Lumumba (2000)  TV  --  Patrice Emery Lumumba rises to power following independence for the Congo from Belgium
XIV.  THE FIGHT AGAINST COMMUNISM    
XIV.1.  USA -- LOSS OF CHINA, KOREAN WAR & MCCARTHYISM DURING COLD WAR 
Est-Quest (East/West) (1999)  --  a young Russian doctor, his French wife and son return to the Soviet Union & the disagreements start over the quality of life there
Daniel (1983) --  children of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg deal with life  
The Korean War
Truman (1995) -- Harry S. Truman, president, 1945-1952
Give 'Em Hell, Harry! (1975) --  President Harry S. Truman
One Minute to Zero (1952)   --  focus on just before and after North Korean invasion of South Korea  --  ($26)
Field of Honor (1986)  --  a Dutch mercenary sergeant in 1951 in the Korean War
Fixed Bayonets (1951)  --  portrait of a platoon in an American division in the mountains of Korea and their trial by fire
Shang gan ling (Battle on Shangganling Mountain) (1965) – Chinese film of the Battle of Triangle Hill (Operation Showdown), October 1952
Hell in Korea (aka A Hill in Korea) (1956) --  U.N. patrol fights Chinese troops (British troops) ($32)
MacArthur (1977)  -- leader in Korean War, fired by Truman
Inchon! (1982) --  brilliant but risky move by MacArthur in Korean War turns the tide for awhile
Retreat, Hell! (1952)  ---  US marines land at Inchon and head north
Collision Course:  Truman vs. MacArthur (1976)  -- 
Taegukgi Hwinallimyo (aka Brotherhood: Taegukgi and Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War) (2004)  --  two reluctant South Korean young brothers are torn apart by their experiences in the Korean War
Men in War (1957)  --  Korean War, September 1950; American troops nearly cut-off completely from their battalion have to reach safety
All the Young Men (1960) -- racial problems in the marines during the Korean War
Pork Chop Hill (1959) -- Korean War
Battle Circus (1953)  --  doctor and nurse in a romance set against rough conditions of treating patients during the Korean War  (starring Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson)
Prisoner of War (1954) -- mistreatment of American P.O.W.s during Korean War
The Nest (1999)  --  short film on Korean War about men in trenches where if the men go out to help their fallen comrades there is no return
Air War:
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1955) -- air war in the Korean War
Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)   -- air war in Korea
The Hunters (1958)  --  three American pilots have to fight the Chinese "volunteer" pilots over Korea
McCarthyism
Cradle will Rock (1999)  --  prequel to McCarthyism in charging Federal Theater with having communist ties
Good Night and Good Luck  (2005)  --  TV journalist Morrow versus McCarthy
Guilty by Suspicion (1991) -- Hollywood-blacklisting era; Robert De Niro
Fellow Traveler (1989)  --  McCarthyism
Tail-Gunner Joe (1977)  -- Sen. Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare
Citizen Cohn (1992) -- Roy Cohn, assistant to Joseph McCarthy, and powerful figure in NYC politics
Winchell (1998)  -- Walter, the gossip journalist
The Way We Were (1973) -- Barbara Streisand, Robert Redford divided over politics, including McCarthyism
High Noon (1952) -- portrays feelings of those hounded by House on Un-American Activities
High Noon (2000) --  a re-do of the "High Noon" of 1952
Rio Bravo (1959) -- John Wayne's answer to High Noon
The Front (1976) -- with Woody Allen as the front-man selling works by authors on the black list
Chaplin -- the famous funny man in trouble with the witch-hunters.
Julia (1977) -- writer Lillian Hellman Story
Dash and Lilly (1999) -- writers Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) -- deals pseudo-scientifically with theme of brain-washing
Other:
Raging Bull (1980) -- Jake LaMotta, 1949 middle-weight champion
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) -- boxer Rocky Graziano
Babe (1975)-- Zaharias that is; great all-around woman athlete and pro golfer
Lenny (1974) -- 1950s; Lenny Bruce dies as a result of govt. prosecution and persecution
Ed Wood (1994) --  dead in 1978; worst Am film director, but loved as campy hero
Quiz Show (1994) --  1960 probe into cheating on TV quiz shows ($64,000 Question)
Pollock  --  1940s art scene with abstract painter Jackson Pollock
Kinsey (2004)  --  sexologist Alfred Kinsey shocks America with his study of its sexual habits; (overestimates the amount of homosexuality)
In Cold Blood (1967) -- Truman Capote's tale of the murder of a Kansas farm family  
Capote (2005) -- the murder of a Kansas farm family as seen from the perspective of the writer of In Cold Blood
Infamous (2006)  --  Capote falls in love with condemned murderer and pays a high emotional price for his getting too close to his story
Badlands (1973) -- Charles Starkweather and Carol Ann Fugate on a teenage murder spree
On the Waterfront (1954) -- Marlon Brando; corruption and resistance to it
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) --  Soviet nuclear submarine faces a meltdown and explosion
XIV.2.  TEEN REBELLION & ROCK AND ROLL   
The Wild One (1954)
Blackboard Jungle (1956)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) -- teenage angst; James Dean
Elvis:
Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970) -- Elvis Presley, king of Rock and Roll
Elvis on Tour (1972)
Elvis (1979)
This is Elvis (1981)
Elvis and Me (1988)
Others:
Little Richard (2002) -- biopic of early black rock and roll star
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)  -- singing star killed in air crash with Richie Valens
La Bamba (1987) -- Richie Valens Story, singing star killed in air crash with Buddy Holly
American Hot Wax (1978) Alan Freed, pioneer Cleveland D.J. of rock and roll
American Graffiti (1973) -- portrays teen-age life in the early 1960s
Beatles:
The Compleat Beatles (1982)
Backbeat (1993) -- the Fifth Beatle
Beatlemania (1981)
Stoned (2005)  --  death of Brian Jones, founder of the Rolling Stones
XV.  THE FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS 
XV.1.   CIVIL RIGHTS -- USA   
Separate but Equal (1991) -- legal challenge of school segregation by NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall  ($94 for used DVD)
Keep the Faith, Baby (2002)  --  Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. pushes integration in New York State and elsewhere
The Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story (1994) -- father of Civil Rights Movement; predecessor of King in Montgomery, AL
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)  --  the story of the woman who did not give up her seat for a white man and started the Montgomery bus boycott
Boycott (2000) -- Martin Luther King. Jr.  (Jeffrey Wright) organizes the bus boycott
King (1978)  --  story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Long Walk Home (1989) -- Montgomery Bus Boycott; Whoopi Goldberg
Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)  --  Clifton Powell as MLK in 1965 in Selma, Alabama where a police riot occurred on a peaceful march, which garnered a lot of sympathy for the movement
Selma (2009)  --  police riot that helped the civil rights movement by showing the brutality of  southern governments and police
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) -- fictional story of long range view of race relations starting with the Civil War and ending in the 1960s
Malcolm X (1992) -- opposite views to Martin Luther King; Spike Lee; Denzel Washington
Death of a Prophet: The Last Days of Malcolm X (1981) -- Malcolm X
Murder in Mississippi (1990) -- victims of the Mississippi's racist system: Mickey Schwerner, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman
Mississippi Burning (1988) -- murder of 3 civil rights workers in Mississippi, summer of 1964
Ghosts of Mississippi -- trial of the man who assassinated Mississippi NAACP organizer Medgar Evers
Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan  --
Jackie Robinson Story (1950) -- first black man to desegregate professional baseball
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990) his protest of Army race policy
Heat Wave (1990)  --  Los Angeles Watts riots of 1965
Panther  (1995) --  black panthers, radical black power movement  --  ($400)
Riot (1997) --  good movie about four interrelated stories of people harmed by the L.A. riots of 1992 following the innocent verdicts in the trial of the policemen who beat black Rodney King 
JFK, president 1961-1963
The Kennedys of Massachusetts
JFK - Reckless Youth (1993) --  the young John Fitzgerald Kennedy
PT-109 (1963)  --  Jack Kennedy commands a PT boat in the Pacific
Kennedy (1983)  --  presidency of John Fitzgerald Kennedy
JFK (1991) -- Oliver Stone's conspiracy version of the assassination of Kennedy
Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001)  --  Jackie, Ethel and Joan Kennedy
Power and Beauty (2002)  --  Kennedy and an affair with Judy Exner
Marilyn (1963)   --  Marilyn Monroe, super star sex kitten of the 50s & 60s, but still a wounded little girl
Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976)
Norma Jean and Marilyn (1996)
Sugartime (1995)  --  mobster Sam Giancana, another lover of Marilyn Monroe, woos singer Phyllis McGuire of the McGuire sisters
The Good Shepherd (2006)  --  the early history of the American CIA up to the early 1960s
O.S.S. (1946)  --  the American secret war service blows up railroad lines in France (starring Alan Ladd)
The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (1977)  --  Oswald, killer of Kennedy
Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993)  -- widow of Oswald tells her story
Ruby (1992)  -- Jack Ruby, killer of JFK' assassin (& involved with mobsters)
Sinatra (1992) -- another one involved with mobsters and the Kennedys
Hoffa (1992) -- teamster union leader & deep enemy of Robert Kennedy probing corruption
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Act of Vengeance (1986) -- Jock Yablonski  challenges pres of United Mine Workers Tony Boyle
The Ugly American (1963) -- supposed explanation of why other nations saw US in negative light
The Year of Living Dangerously (1983)  --  a journalist in 1965 Indonesia under Sukarno
Ca-bau-kan (2002)  --  an Indonesian girl adopted by a Dutch family returns to Indonesia and learns discovers a shocking truth
Space Program under Kennedy:
Ukroshcheniye ognya (aka Taming of the Fire) (1972) – biopic of Sergei Korolev, developer of Russian space industry leading to the launching of Sputnik in 1957
Wernher von Braun (a.k.a., I Aim at the Stars) (1960)  --  Nazi-Germany scientist who was important in the early space program for the United States
October Sky (1999) -- reaction to Sputnik, Russian space satellite
The Right Stuff (1983) -- story of early astronauts John Glenn, Allan Carpenter, etc.
Apollo 13 -- story of the Near Disaster in Space in 1970
From the Earth to the Moon (1998)  --  Tom Hanks; whole NASA history
Beyond the Moon (2005)
XV.2.   CIVIL RIGHTS -- NORTHERN IRELAND   
The Dawn (1938)  --  the "troubles" in Ireland in the early nineteen hundreds
Bloody Sunday (2002)  --  quasi-documentary style dealing with Br soldiers firing on a peaceful civil rights demonstrators
Sunday (2002)  --  about Bloody Sunday
Some Mother's Son (1996)  --  mother becomes involved in IRA hunger strike
Hunger (2008)  --  last ten weeks of the life of Bobby Sands, an Irish Republican Army hunger striker who starved himself to death
Cal (1984) British film based in Northern Ireland
In the Name of the Father (1993) -- British try to frame innocent for bombings by I.R.A.
The Boxer (1997) -- set in Northern Ireland  
Omagh (2004)  --  aftermath of the 1998 IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland
The Crying Game (1992)  -- a Br soldier, Jody,  is captured by the IRA; Jody develops a friendship with IRA man Fergus, things go wrong & Fergus winds up seeing Jody's girlfriend 
This is the Sea (1997) --  troubles for a Protestant and a Catholic who fall in love in Northern Ireland
XV.3.   CIVIL RIGHTS -- GREAT BRITAIN  
My Beautiful Laundrette (1986)   -- multiculturalism in Great Britain
My Son the Fanatic (1997)  --  Pakistani taxi-driver caught between British culture and Islamic fundamentalism
Vera Drake (2004)  --  simple woman sent to prison for giving poor women abortions with no charge
XV.4.   CIVIL RIGHTS -- SOUTH AFRICA   
Cry, The Beloved Country (1995)-- tale of reconciliation between S. Af minister's son who murders white man; James Earl Jones
The Quarry (2000)  --  racism leads to the arrest of the wrong man, a black man, for the murder of a rural gay pastor
Dingaka (1965) -- white and black culture contrast in South Africa
 Sarafina (1992) -- black student resistance in Soweto, South Africa
Bopha! (1993) -- black policeman in South Africa awakens to the fact that he works for a racist organization
Cry Freedom (1987)  -- Stephen Biko 1975-77, black leader of resistance to apartheid
The Biko Inquest (1984) --  based on inquest into the Biko assassination
Mandela (1987) -- Danny Glover
Mandela and De Klerk (1997) -- the two who worked out a political answer to apartheid
The Color of Freedom (a.k.a. Goodbye Bafana) (2007)  --  story of the special relationship between Mandela and  James Gregory, his censor officer and prison guard
A Dry, White Season (1989)  --  a white teacher finally awakens to the realities of the brutality of the apartheid system in South Africa, 1976
In My Country (2004)  --  story set during the time of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings
Drum (2004)  --  apartheid and the forced removal of residents from Sophiatown
A World Apart (1988)  --  a white teenage daughter comes to terms with her father and mother's work against apartheid in South Africa  
Catch a Fire (2006)  --  1980, South African wrongly accused of a crime, is tortured and becomes radicalized by his experience
Beat the Drum (2003)  --  a Zulu boy whose village has been devastated by AIDS goes to Johannesburg to find his long-lost uncle.  Actors Junior Singo, Owen Sejake. 
XV.5.   CIVIL RIGHTS -- CANADA    
Isaac Littlefeathers (1984) --  racism in 1960s Alberta, Canada
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974) --  anti-Semitism in Canada
15 février 1839 (2001) --  the British execute five more Quebec Patriots, among them Chevalier De Lorimier
Quand je serai parti... vous vivrez encore (The Long Winter) (1999_  --  partly fictionalized film about the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837 and 1838 seeking to make Quebec independent
Mon oncle Antoine (1971)   --   coming of age in Québec prior to the Asbestos Strike of the late 1940s, that led to the Quiet Revolution
Les Ordres  (1974) --  story of five people out of the 500 rounded up in the government crackdown to get at FLQ terrorists in October 1970
Quebec – popular uprising to make Lower Canada (Quebec) independent
Black October (2000)  --  1970, Quebec separatist Le Front de Liberation du Quebec (FLQ), kidnap the British Trade Consul, and the Quebec Minister of Labor
XV.6.   CIVIL RIGHTS --    AUSTRALIA  
Australia (2008)  --  love story set against background of racism and Japanese attack on Darwin, Australia on February 19, 1942
Newsfront (1978)  --  follows two rivalries against the background of key political events of the 1950s in Australia
Black and White (2002)  --  police virtually frame an aboriginal man leading to great controversy over the role of race in Australia
Jedda (1955) --  conflict arises when an Aboriginal girl is separated from her culture
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)  --  aborigine follows the white rules but no matter what he does he can't get ahead
Tracker (2002)  --  a racist policeman goes way too far in his reactions to Aborigines
We of the Never Never (1982) --   Aeneas Gunn, the first white woman ever to journey into the Australian Outback 
Walkabout  (1971) --  a British boy and girl are stranded in the outback and form a relationship with a young Aborigine
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)  --  3 aborigine girls break away from their assimilation school to head back home
Beneath the Clouds  --  racial confrontation  --  ($32)
Come out Fighting (1973)  --  aborigine torn between black and white worlds
Manganinnie (1980)  --  child's view of near-genocide of Tasmanian Aborigines  ($31)
Tudawali (1987)  --  life of the first Australian Aboriginal actor Robert Tudawali, (a.k.a., Bobby Wilson)
Wake In Fright (1971)  --  British teacher at isolated school with menacing locals  --  ($34)
Romper Stomper (1993)  --  Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese
Australian Rules (2002)  --  racism in the local football team
The Dismissal  (1983)  --  first Labor Prime Minister in 23 years who made many liberal changes (dismissed by the Governor-General in 1975)
Exits (1980)  --  effect of the Whitlam sacking on a group of  Melbournites
Apostasy:  A Twice Told Tale in Black Red White (1978)  --  dealing with the aftermath of the Whitlam sacking & other key events
XV.7.   CIVIL RIGHTS - SPAIN   
La pelota vasca: la piel contra la piedra  (The Basque Ball: Skin against Stone) (2003)  --  problem of Basque region of Spain
X Yoyes (2000) --  fictionalized reconstruction of the life of Dolores "Yoyes" González Catarain a woman member of the Basque liberation group ETA  Milk
XV.8.   GAY RIGHTS
Stonewall (1995)  --  fictional story highlights events of the Stonewall Inn riots of June 27, 1969 starting the modern Gay/Lesbian/ Bisexual/Transgender movement
Milk (2008)  --  Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to hold a major political office in the United States
XVI.  The Fight Against Communism II   
XVI. 1.  AMERICAN STRUGGLE TO STOP ALL LEFTISTS IN LATIN & SOUTH AMERICA  
Cuba:
Havana (1990)  --  a self-centered gambler falls in love with a revolutionary in Havana, Cuba 
Cuba (1979)  --  love story of a sort set in Havana at the time of the takeover by Castro
The Lost City (2005)  --  love story set in Havana at the time of the takeover by Castro
I am Cuba (1964) -- ode to Castro revolution
The Motorcycle Diaries  (2004)  --  political education on a motorcycle
Che: Part One (2008) – with Benicio del Torro as Che
Che Guevara (2005)  --  Ernesto "Che" Guevara, co-rebel with Fidel Castro in Cuba & rebel leader elsewhere
Che! (1969) -- Che Guevara
Azúcar amarga (Bitter Sugar) (1996)  --  a young supporter of Castro becomes disillusioned
Lucia (1968)  --  three transitional periods in Cuban history from the perspectives of three women named Lucia
Guaguasi (1982)  --  simple country man leaves his village to join the rebels, in Havana he falls in love, but he also falls apart, changed by the revolution
Thirteen Days (2001) --  Cuban Missile Crisis
Missiles of October  --  Cuban Missile Crisis docudrama
Fire Bay (2010)  --  Bay of Pigs invasion
Before Night Falls (2000)  --  homosexual Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas is terribly abused by the totalitarian Cuban system
Memorias del subdesarrollo (Memories of Underdevelopment) (1968)  --  wealthy man caught in the transitions during the Cuban  revolution of 1959
Dominican Republic:
Lilíis (2006) --  Dominican dictator, Ulises Heureaux, presidency 1882 to his assassination in 1899
Trópico de sangre (2009) – about the Mirabal sisters
In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)  --  three Mirabal sisters risk their very lives by opposing Dictator Leonida Trujillo in the Dominican Republic
Patricia: El regreso del sue?o (2009) --  Trujillo
Crimen (2008) – Manolo Tavárez Justo (1931-1963) lawyer and political activist with the 14th of June Movement and husband of Minerva Argentina Mirabal
Ladrones a domicilio (2008)  --  road trip and political satire
Guatemala:
El Silencio de Neto (1994)  --  a young boy grows up against the background of the US-backed takeover of the Guatemalan Government in 1954
Nicaragua:
Walker (1987)  -- Ed Harris as Walker who took over Nicaragua in 1855
Carla's Song (1997)  -- 1978, CIA war against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua
Under Fire (1983)  --  trouble in Nicaragua
Alsino y el condor (1982)  --  radicalization of a young man in response to US advisor's cruelties
Guts and Glory: The Real Story of Oliver North (1989)  --  Marine makes illegal deal of arms for hostages & becomes right-wing hero
El Salvador:
Romero (1989)  --  leftist bishop in El Salvador assassinated , 1980
Salvador (1986)  --   US journalist investigates assassination of Romero in El Salvador
Voces inocentes (Innocent Voices) (2004)  --  innocent people caught in the El Salvador civil war in the 1980s
Panama:
Noriega: God's Favorite (2000)  --  Manuel Noriega and 1989 Invasion of Panama
Dollar Mambo (1993)  --  based on 5 soldiers in the Panama invasion murdering a Panamanian woman in a drunken spree
Columbia:
Confesión a Laura (Confessing to Laura) (1991)  --  a love story set in civil war in Colombia following the assassination of liberal leader Jorge Eliécer Gaitán in 1948
Venezuela:
El Caracazo – Venezuela told by an international court to compensate the victims of the riots in the events of El Carcazo, Feb. 27, 1989
Amanecio de Golpe (Coup At Daybreak) (1998)  --  '92 coup in Venezuela with Hugo Chávez
Peru:
The Jaws of the Wolf (1989)    --  in an isolated village, Peruvian soldiers surrounded by terrorists
Días de Santiago (2004)  --  ex-Peruvian war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder can't get his life together
Ojos Que No Ven (2003)  --  troubles under Japanese-Peruvian President Fujimoro of Peru
Paloma de papel  (literally Paper Dove)(2003)  --  effect of civil war between Shining Path and Peruvian villagers
Lima: Breaking the Silence (1998)  --  terrorist assault in Lima, Peru, 1996
Doble Juego (Con Game) (2004)  --  set in days of collapse under President Fujimoro of Peru
Bolivia:
La tierra ardía (2005) – set in the Chacos War (1932-1935) between Bolivia and Paraguay over the Gran Chaco region falsely thought to be rich in oil (Paraquay got 3/4s of the area)
El coraje del pueblo (The Courage of the People) (1971) – a reenactment of the 1967 government-ordered massacre of striking tin miners in Bolivia
Yawar mallku (1969) --  social struggle in Bolivia in the 1960s
Chile:
Cautiverio Feliz (1998) – 17th century Chile
It's Raining on Santiago (1976)  --   military overthrow of Chile's leftist government  --  ($75 for a used DVD)
Missing (1982)  --  search for a young American who disappeared during the aftermath of the 1973 US overthrow of the Salvador Allende government in Chile
Chico (2001)  --  a determined communist filled with rage becomes an idealistic journalist, but also fights for Croatia against the Serbs
Of Love and Shadows (1994)  --  fighting against the military dictatorship that followed the overthrow of the Salvador Allende government in Chile
Sweet Country (1978) --  following two couples and their reactions to the 1973 overthrow of the Allende government in Chile
Actas de Marusia (Letters from Marusia) (1975) -- a 1907 massacre of miners in Chile is an allegory for the military coup of 1973
The Black Pimpernel (2007)  --  after the military coupe in Chile,  the Swedish ambassador to Chile saves more than 1,300 lives by moving them to Sweden
Mi mejor enemigo (My Best Enemy)  (2005)  --  the 1978 Beagle Conflict between Argentina and Chile over three islands south of Tierra del Fuego
Machuca (2004) --  overthrow of Allende government leads to a split in friendship among school chums
Pinochet in Suburbia (aka Pinochet's Last Stand) (2006) --  in 1998 British authorities arrest the ex-dictator of Chile, Augusto Pinochet
Rapa Nui (1994)  --  a love story set amidst civil war on Easter Island, Chile
Argentina: 
Días de mayo (Days of May) (2008) --  dictatorship
Darse cuenta (Becoming Aware) (1984) –   becoming aware of the horrible occurrences associated with the Argentine military dictatorship, 1976-1983
Los dias de junio (June Days) (1985) –
Tangos, el exilio de Gardel –
Made in Argentina (1987)  --  Argentine family pushed apart by politics reunites but they are still divided by politics
The Official Story (1985)  --  continued political problems (the ones who disappeared) in modern Argentina
Lo que vendrá (Times to Come) (1988)  --  increasing power of the police state, 1976-1983
El Arreglo (The Arrangement) (1983)  --  a police inspector uncovers murders by a Latin American government using torture
Los Pasos Perdidos (The Lost Steps) (2001) --  a grandfather tries to get back his granddaughter whose parents just "disappeared"
Cautiva (Captive) (2003)  --  a young woman's search for her true identity brings her to a knowledge of terrible things that happened in Argentina under the military dictatorship backed the the United States
La Noche de las Lapices (The Night of Pencils) (1986)  --  12 students, arrested in La Plata for advocating changes in bus fares, just disappear. 
Garage Olimpo (1999)  -- 
Imagining Argentina (2003)  --  missing persons in Argentina
Buenos Aires Vice Versa – one result of the Argentine military dictatorship was a group of youth with murdered relatives
La Cara del Ángel (The Face of an Angel) (2006)  – terrible effects of the military dictatorship’s murderous policies as seen by a small boy
Crónica de una fuga (Chronicle of an Escape) (2006) – four men narrowly escape death at the hands of a military death squad during the Argentina military dictatorship
Kamchatka – a family hiding from the government in rural Argentina
Mi mejor enemigo (My Best Enemy)  (2005)  --  the 1978 Beagle Conflict between Argentina and Chile over three islands south of Tierra del Fuego
La Deuda Interna (Veronico Cruz)   --  poor Indian joins the Argentine navy and sees action in the Falklands War
Los Chicos de la guerra (The Boys of War) (1985)  --  four young soldiers in the 1982 Falklands War
Iluminados por el fuego (Blessed by Fire) (2005)  --  Argentine anti-war film about the Falklands War
An Ungentlemanly Act (1992)  --  British Royal Marines defend the Governor of the Falkland Islands
Bolivia (2001)  --  Bolivian immigrant in Argentina finds big challenges
Esperando al mesías (Waiting for the Messiah ) (2000)  --  Argentine middle-class hurt by the economic crisis as seen in the lives of average Argentines, including a Jewish family
Uruguay: 
Under Uruguay (2010) --Tupamoras fight military dictatorship and are met with mass arrests and torture
State of Siege (1972) --  in Uruguay assassination of an American who was sent to teach torture to the local police
Brazil: 
Carlota Joaquina - Princesa de Brazil (1995) – Carlotta (1775-1830) was in 1785 officially married to the future John VI, King of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves (reign 1816-1826)
Guerra de Canudos (1997) – war of Canudos in the late 1890's that was Brazil’s bloodiest war
Memorias do carcere (Memories of Prison) (1989) – during the 1930's Getúlio Vargas dictatorship (1930-1945) in Brazil, a left-wing writer finds himself in prison
Olga (2004)  –  German-born communist activist female pretends to be wife of Brazilian communist leader; both arrested during Vargas dictatorship
Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus) (1958)  -- life amidst the minorities in Brazil and their deep involvement in Carnival
Pixote (1981)  --  the life of a poor boy in Brazil
City of God --  modern day consequences of slavery and racism in Brazil
The Burning Season (1994)  --  Chico Mendez attempts to protect the Brazilian forests and the rubber workers
O Que É Isso, Companheiro? (Four Days in September)  (1997) -- to oppose the military dictatorship in 1969 young Brazilian leftists kidnap the American ambassador to Brazil
 O Ano em Que Meus Pais Sairam de Férias (The Year my Parents went on Vacation)  (2006)  --  set against military control in Brazil
Macunaima  (1969) --  a comedy set against the turmoil of the Brazilian military coup  
Lamarca (1994)  --  during the military dictatorship in Brazil, a captain deserts the Brazilian Army and becomes one of the most prominents of the leaders of left-wing guerilla groups
Tenda do Milagres (Tent of Miracles) (1977)  --  racism in Brazil
Os fuzis (The Guns) (1964)-- hunger in the sertâo (backcountry) accompanied by violence between soldiers and peasants
Mexico: 
La ley de Herodes (Herod's Law)  -- political corruption in Mexico
Rosa Blanca (1961; released 1972)  --  set in 1930s when powerful oil companies appropriate vast amounts of Mexican land; farmer resists and tragedy ensues (banned until 1972)
Río escondido (1948) --  (No English subtitles) a dedicated school teacher works in a poverty-stricken community, set during presidency of Miguel Alemán Valdés (1946-1952)
México '68 (2010) – Mexican student revolt of 1968
Canoa (1976) --  a group of university employees get into real trouble when they are mistaken for Communists
Rojo amanecer (1989)  --  family's physical security threatened by their sons' commitment to the 1968 student revolt
Crates (1970)  --  post-1968 militant students have hard time adjusting in face of government repression and society's indifference (Carl J. Mora "Mexican Cinema")
Mecanica nacional  --  criticism of Mexican lower middle class values; clearly no new Mexican revolution can come from these shallow, sybaritic young people (Carl J. Mora "Mexican Cinema")
El Cambio (1971)  --  a kind of Mexican "Easy Rider"
Raíces de sangre (Roots of Blood) (1976)  --  attempts to form labor union for the employees of maquiladoras (the mostly American-owned assembly plants along the Mexico border with USA)
Lola (1989)  --  set against the background of the 1985 earthquake, story of a woman overwhelmed by urban existence; awarded two Best First Feature prizes in Latin American film festivals
El violin (The Violin) (2005)  --  grandfather tries to retrieve ammunition for the guerilla movement behind government army lines 
Mexican emigration:
El Jardín del Edén (1994)  --  three main stories interwoven dealing with emigration from Mexico (focus is on Tijuana)
Al otro lado (2004)  --  stories of Cuban boy, Moroccan girl and Mexican boy and the effects of emigration on their lives
Espaldas mojadas (1955)  --  film made to discourage Mexicans from emigrating to the USA; Mexican illegals at mercy of exploiters and fearful of being discovered
Other:
L'homme sur les quais (1993) --  story of Dr. François Duvalier ("Papa Doc") President for Life of Haiti 1957-1971 responsible for 30,000 dead
XVI.2.  VIETNAM WAR  
317th Platoon (1965) -- the French in Indochina
Lost Command (1966) -- from French Indochina to French-Algerian guerilla warfare in North Africa
Hoa-Binh (1970 – French film on French experience in Vietnam
LBJ: The Early Years (1987) Randy Quaid
Path to War (2002)--  the decisions by LBJ to escalate the conflict in Vietnam to the Vietnam War
RFK (2002)  --  Robert F. Kennedy
Bobby (2006)  --  assassination of Robert F. Kennedy just after his winning the California primary
Go Tell the Spartans (1978) -- early years of Vietnam War
The Green Berets (1968) -- early film in support of the Vietnam War by ultra-conservative John Wayne
A Rumor of War – miniseries about US Marine in the early years of American involvement in the Vietnam War
We Were Soldiers (2002) --  first major battle of the Vietnam War
The Boys in Company C (1977) -- Vietnam War
Gardens of Stone (1987) -- Vietnam War
Full Metal Jacket (1987)  --  Marine basic training and combat  in the Tet Offensive
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)   --  one unit caught in the Tet Offensive
Hamburger Hill (1987)  --  fight for a hill takes 10 tries
Apocalypse Now (1979) -- director Francis Ford Coppola
Apocalypse Now Redux (1979)  --  an improved version of Apocalypse Now
Platoon (1986) -- war is hell (and finally so on film)
The Odd Angry Shot (1979)  --  Australians fight in the Vietnam War
White Badge (1992)  – South Korean film about the experiences of South Korean soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War
84C MoPic (1989)  --  unknown actors star in film shot in documentary style about new lieutenant and cameraman combining with unit in Vietnam to make a training film 
Brothers In Arms: The Story of the Crew of Patrol Craft Fast 94 (2004)  --  the future Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry heads a six-man team  patrolling the Mekong Delta in early 1969
Under Heavy Fire  --  a disunited Marine unit seeks to heal itself by returning to Vietnam
Forrest Gump (1994) -- fanciful story but covers a lot of historical events
Kent State (1981)  --  May 4, 1970 Ohio National Guard fires on students protesting the Vietnam War killing four and wounding nine
Born on the Fourth of July (Ron Kovac Story) (1989) --  all-American soldier boy becomes disillusioned after being wounded in the Vietnam War
Friendly Fire  --  a woman fights the US army to learn the truth about how her son died in Vietnam  --  ($21)
Good Morning, Vietnam  --  radio broadcaster in Vietnam comes under a great deal of censorship by the US army
Heaven and Earth (2006)  --  story of a Vietnamese woman caught in the turmoil of the Vietnam War
Dat Kho (Land of Sorrows) (1973)  --  the great travails of a Vietnamese family before and during the Tet Offensive in Hue
Hanoi Hilton (1987)  --  American P.O.W.s' brutal treatment in North Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison
Faith of my Fathers (2005)  --  story of John McCain (senator from Arizona) and his military experiences in Vietnam
In Love and War (1987)   --  US Navy Commander James Stockdale's 8 year imprisonment in North Vietnam
Medium Cool (1969) --  Democratic convention of 1968
Boat People (1983)  --   after Vietnam War
Green Dragon (2002) – before and after the fall of Saigon in the Vietnam War, refugee camps are set up in the US desert to accommodate over 100,000 Vietnamese immigrants
Heroes de otra patria (Heroes of Another Country) (1998)  --  trouble for Puerto Rican families and their sons when the sons are drafted to fight in the Vietnam War
Last Stand at Lang Mei (1989)  --  American soldiers surrounded  (currently unavailable)
USS Constellation: Battling for Freedom (2007) – saw action in the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf
Troubles for Vietnam War Vets Adjusting to Civilian Live:
Distant Thunder (1988) -- Vietnam vet in trouble
The War at Home (1996) -- flashbacks trouble a Vietnam vet
In Country (1989)  --  daughter's struggle to find out more about her father, who died in Vietnam before she was born
The Last Full Measure  --   emotions of a nine-year-old girl awaiting her father's return from the Vietnam War
The Deer Hunter (1978) -- difficulties adjusting back home
A Street to Die (1985)  --  an Australian veteran of the Vietnam War has difficulties back home (including the effects of Agent Orange)
Cayo (2005)  --   Puerto Rican Vietnam vet from the island of Culebra has difficulties adjusting to civilian life
The Ballad of Andy Crocker – a young veteran struggles to reclaim his life after Vietnam
Rolling Thunder – after 7 years as a POW in Hanoi, a Major returns to his small Texas town to find that everything seems different to him now
Some Kind of Hero – returning Vietnam War vet has trouble adjusting to civilian life
Sticks and Bones – black comedy of a blind Vietnam vet who feels guilty over his actions on the battlefield and on one in his family can understand him
Jackknife  --  Vietnam vet has trouble fitting in with society
Coming Home  --  injured Vietnam War vet's difficulty re-entering civilian life
Combat Shock  --  a Vietnam vet starts losing his grip on reality
XVI.3.  HIPPIE ERA   
The Graduate (1967) -- statement of youth disillusionment in America
Easy Rider (1969)  --  free spirits on motorcycle tour of red-neck America
Woodstock (1970) -- documentary of famous 1969 huge rock concert in upstate NY
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (1996)  -- British Woodstock
1969 (1988)  --  youth protest in the time of the draft and the Vietnam war
Four Friends (1981)  --  catches the craziness of the era
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1980) -- reunion of 7 anti-war activists at age 30
Hair (1979)   --  musical catching the spirit of the times
Crumb (1994) -- a sexual cartoonist's self-imposed exile from puritan US
Helter-Skelter (1976) -- Charlie Manson, the ultimate Hippie
Panther -- the radical Black Panther Party
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979) 1974 kidnapping of heiress; Lisa Eilbacher, Dennis Weaver, Stephen Elliott
Patty Hearst (1988)
Attica (1991)  -- prison uprising in upstate New York
Against the Wall (1994) -- dramatization of the 1971 Attica prison uprising
The Greatest (1977) -- Muhammad Ali chronicles his life
A.K.A. Cassius Clay (1970) -- heavy weight champion
Champions Forever (1989) -- boxers Ali, Frazier, Norton, Holmes
Don King: Only in America (1997) -- the corrupt boxing promoter of Ali-Frazier, Larry Holmes
Steal This Movie (2000)  --  story of  radical Abbe Hoffman & secret illegal government wire-tapping of dissenters in Nixon's America
The Rose (1979) -- wild singer Janis Joplin
Janis (1975)  --  singer Janis Joplin
Jimi Hendrix (1973)
The Doors (1991)  -- Jim Morrisson, lead singer of the band, the Doors
Sid and Nancy (1986) --
Give Me Shelter (1970) -- murder at Altamont concert crushes flower power
XVII.  THE TRIUMPH OF THE REACTIONARIES AND CONSERVATIVES IN THE U.S.A.  (1968-2008)   
XVII.1.  BACKLASH: NIXON & THE 70's (Nixon, the last Keynesian conservative for a long while)  
George Wallace (1997) -- racist governor of Alabama and presidential candidate who was the spokesman for all the rednecks around the country
Good Night, Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston (1990) -- white killer blames blacks
Howard Beach Making the Case for Murder (1989) -- whites attack black man in Howard Beach
Nixon (1995) -- Oliver Stone directed
All the President's Men -- Washington Post reporters track down Nixon and Watergate
 The Pentagon Papers (2003)  --  negative report written by the Pentagon on the War in Vietnam released in parts to the public
Kissinger and Nixon (1995)
Frost/Nixon (2008)   --  if the President of the United States does it, then it's legal (Nixon and Watergate)
Philadelphia (1993) -- AIDS and discrimination in a law firm in Philadelphia, Pa.
And the Band Played On (1993)  -- AIDS research
The Killing Fields -- Khmer Rouge in Cambodia; mass extermination
The Fortunes of War (1994)  --  a fellow sent to Cambodia knowing nothing about the politics in the nation finds himself in deep trouble
The Last Days of Disco (1998) -- life at famous disco night club, Studio 54, in NYC
54 (1998) -- Studio 54 and lots of drugs
 Joe  (1970)  --  what scared the hippies and leftists the most;  the multitude of Rednecks in the USA favorable to using violence to put down all leftists
XVII.2.  POST-WAR VIETNAM   
Journey from the Fall  (2006)  --  one Vietnamese family's experiences as Vietnamese boat people
The Beautiful Country (2004)  --  a Vietnamese young man born of an American soldier father has a rough time with prejudice in Vietnam and tries to find his dad in the United States
Ba Mua (Three Seasons) (1999)  --  residents of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) have to adjust to the new capitalist trends in the city
XVII.3.  RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENCY, 1981-1989: MORE BACKLASH (and Thatcher in Great Britain)  
The Reagans (2003)  -- 
The Day Reagan Was Shot  (2001) -- President Reagan
Beyond Rangoon (1995)  --  American tourist gets caught up in the repression of the military dictatorship in Burma
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)-- 1983 false charges of molestation against day-care workers
Riff-Raff (1990)  --  British working life under Prime Minister Thatcher
Out of the Present (1995) --  cosmonaut delayed in space and comes back to a very changed Russia
The Promise – follows a group of East Germans from the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 to the tearing down of the Wall in 1989
Va, vis et deviens (Live and Become) (2005) --  French and Hebrew (primarily) with subtitles, following the life of a boy rescued during Operation Moses when the Falashas were airlifted from Ethiopia (1980) 
Untitled Benazir Bhutto Biopic (2009) – first woman elected to lead a Muslim state; Prime Minister of Pakistan (1988–1990; 1993–1996)
XVII.4.  GEORGE BUSH I PRESIDENCY, 1989-1993  
Moving the Mountain (1994) -- massacre at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, May 1989
Yihe yuan (Summer Palace) (2006)  --  non-love stories of troubled young people in China set against the massacre at Tiananmen Square
Lan Yu (2001) --  set against Tianeman Square, China
Strange Justice (1999) -- Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas and charges of sexual harassment
XVII.5.  BILL CLINTON PRESIDENCY, 1993-2000: a brief respite from reactionary conservatism  
Bill Clinton Presidency, 1993-2000: a brief respite from reactionary conservatism
Primary Colors (1998) -- critical look at candidate Bill Clinton
Wag the Dog (1997) -- pseudo-scenario with implications for President Clinton, but more applicable to George Bush II
Black Hawk Down (2001) --  American troops caught in hostile territory in Mogadishu, Somalia, 1993.
Ilaria Alpi - Il pi? crudele dei giorni (The Cruelest Day) (2002) – woman war reporter in Somalia killed in the streets of Mogadishu March, 1994
Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)  --  1993 standoff between the Feds & religious nonconformists
Get on the Bus (1996)  -- Oct 16, 1995 Million Man March led by Lewis Farrakhan of Black Muslims
Selena -- Mexican-American singer becomes pop success and then is murdered, 1995
Hotel Rwanda (2004)  --  1994 Rwanda genocide
Sometimes in April  (2005)   --  1994 Rwanda genocide
Shooting Dogs (aka Beyond the Gates)  (2005)  -- true story of a Catholic priest and an English teacher caught in the 1994 Rwandan genocide
 Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)  --  the failure of the west to stop the genocide in Rwanda
Daresalam (2000)  --  civil war in Chad
Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After (1992)  --
The Queen (2006)  --  Queen Elizabeth II and her difficulties opening up to others
The Queen's Sister (2005)  -- biopic of Queen Elizabeth II's sister Margaret (Peggy) who had a knack for getting into trouble
The Deal (2003)  --  nasty fight between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown for the leadership of the Labor Party of Great Britain
Diana - Her True Story (1993)  --  1981 engaged to the Prince of Wales; she died in 1997
XVII.6.  GEORGE BUSH II, 2001-2009:  MORE INEQUALITY, BACKLASH, SEMI-FASCISM, ANOTHER EXPENSIVE WAR AND ECONOMIC COLLAPSE 
W (2008)  --  story of the worst president of the United States George Bush II and psychological reasons behind his terrible decisions
Recount (2008)  --  Florida becomes a political battleground in 2000 when Ron Klain and Al Gore's campaign advisers push for a recount of the state's ballots
Rudy (2003)  -- the story of Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York City and 9-11 fame
The Hamburg Cell (2004)  --  background of Muslim 9-11 attack
DC 9/11 - Time of Crisis (2003)  --  days following 9-11 attack
United 93 (2006)  --  on 9/11/2001 the story of the fourth hijacked plane
Flight 93 (2006)  --   9/11/2001
World Trade Center (2006)  --  two of the last survivors extracted from the debris of the World Trade Center and their rescuers
The Path to 9/11(2006)   -- mini-series of events leading up to 9/11
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing (1997) --  events leading up to the bombing of the New York City World Trade Center
Bukit Kepong (1981) – political terrorism in Malayasia
Iraq War:
A Nation Deceived (2006)  --  Bush and Cheney lie the nation into a war with Iraq (with Ed Asner)
Fahrenheit 9-11 (2004)   --  Bush & Co. use fear to win elections and wage unnecessary war
The Road to Guantanamo (2006)  --  three Pakistani-British citizens in Afghanistan are tortured by American soldiers
Khuda Ke Liye (meaning "In the Name of God") (2007)  --  a Pakistani student in the USA gets arrested following 9/11 hysteria
Rendition (2007)  --  USA sends an innocent man accused of terrorism to be tortured at the hands of Egypt's secret police
A Mighty Heart (2007)  --  death of journalist for the Wall Street Journal at the hands of a terrorist group in Pakistan
Why We Fight (2006)  --  military-industrial complex leads to continued wars for the US
Syriana (2005)  --  cynical look at almost all the actors dealing with the politics of oil in the Middle East
Embedded (2005)  --  satire of the Iraq War and its starters and promoters, including the news reporters embedded with the American troops
Redacted (2007)  --  pressures on American soldiers leads to criminal acts
Battle for Haditha – based on the Haditha killings incident in which US marines killed 24 Iraqi men, women and children on November 19, 2005
Grace Is Gone – a father who does not want to tell his two daughters that their mother has died while serving in Iraq
Home of the Brave (2006)  --  three soldiers, including a doctor, have difficulty adjusting to life at home following a long and difficult tour of duty in Iraq
The Lucky Ones  --  three Iraqi War veterans suffering from various stages of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder go on a road trip
Saving Jessica Lynch  --  the US army deliberately fudges a story to make a woman soldier a hero to help with the army's image  --  ($29)
Generation Kill (2008)  -  HBO Iraq War miniseries about first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003
Nassiryia - Per non dimenticare (2007) – a terrorist attack in Iraq, November 12, 2003, kills 24 Italians participating in a peace keeping mission
The Hurt Locker (2008)  --  the problems facing a bomb squad in Iraq with the overwhelming number of IEDs to defuse or explode
XVIII. STIRRINGS OF REVOLT AND FREEDOM IN THE SOVIET BLOC   
Hungary:
Tüzoltó utca 25 (25 Fireman's Street) (2004)   --  Hungary  and trouble with Nazis and the Communists
Csend és kiáltás (Silence and Cry) (1967)  --  the rightist police in Hungary track down and kill former Hungarian Red Army soldiers
Szökés (1997) --  political Hungarians of the wrong persuasion secretly arrested and sent to labor camp at Recsk
A Tanú (The Witness) (1969)  --  satire of Stalinist government in Hungary
Guilty of Treason (1950)  --  Cardinal Josef Mindszenty protests against Soviet occupation of Hungary and is persecuted for it
Sunshine (1999)  --  three generations of Hungarian Jews from c. 1900 to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
A temetetlen halott (The Unburied Man) (2004) – Imre Nagy (1896–1958) was PM of Hungary; his second term was ended by the Soviet invasion during Hungarian Revolution of 1956
Liberté '56 (2007) --  Hungarian Revolution
Köszönet a szabadság höseinek (2006) – Hungarian Revolution
Csendkút (2007) – Hungarian Revolution
A nap utcai fiúk (2007)  --  Hungarian Revolution
Napló apámnak, anyámnak (1990)  --  a young female student grows to adulthood in the shadow of the Hungarian Revolution
Megáll az idö (Time Stands Still) (1982)  --  two brothers during the uprisings of the 1960's in Budapest
No Greater Love (2005)  --  a 16 minute short film about the Hungarian refugees following the Hungarian Revolution. 
Szabadság tér '56 (56 Freedom Square) (1997) – Hungarian Revolution
Budakeszi srácok (2006)  --  Hungarian Revolution
Az asszony (1996) – Hungarian Revolution
Czechoslovakia:
Der Prager Frühling (2008) – January-August 1968 escalating conflict between the reforms of party leader Alexander Dubcek in Czechoslovakia and Russians who invaded on August 21, 1968
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)  --  Czech Rebellion against Soviet Union occupation, 1968
Rani radovi (Early Works) (1969)  --  Yugoslavian film depicting the aftermath of the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia
Poland:
Podróz do Moskwy (1999) – Poland and the Soviet Union and Stalin
Mala Moskwa (Little Moscow) (2008) --  a love story set in 1967, Legnica (headquarters of the Soviet forces in Poland ), comprising a Soviet enclave closed to outsiders   ($30)
Czlowiek z marmuru (Man of Marble) (1977)  --  in Poland, criticism of Stalinist Realism of Nowa Huta, a new socialist city (followed up by Man of Iron)
Czlowiek z zelaza (Man of Iron) (1981)  --  Solidarity labor movement that helped the Poles push for Polish independence from the Soviet Union (follow up to Man of Marble)
To Kill a Priest (1988)  --  Catholic priest Jerzy Popieluszko allies himself with the Polish Solidarity movement
Popieluszko. Wolnosc jest w nas (Popieluszko: Freedom Is Within Us) (2009)  --  The Solidarity Chaplain killed by the Soviets
Karol, un uomo diventato Papa (Karol: A Man Who Became Pope) (2005)  --  from 1939 German Invasion to almost through end of Soviet Occupation of Poland
Others:
Vienui Vieni (Utterly Alone) (2003)  --  1950-1951, Jonas Vaitkus fights against the Soviet occupation of Lithuania
Vchera (Yesterday) (1988)  --  students at a Bulgarian English-learning school fight to participate in the modern western world
Otkradnati ochi (Stolen Eyes) (2005)  --  Bulgarian man who loves a Turkish woman is caught in the "regeneration process" in Bulgaria; ethnic Turk names were forcibly changed to Bulgarian ones
Cum mi-am petrecut sfarsitul lumii (The Way I Spent the End of the World)  (2006)  --  Eva desperately wants to get out of Romania; to keep his sister home her young brother decides to kill dictator Ceausescu
Amintiri din epoca de aur (Tales from the Golden Age) (2009) – personal history of the late Communist period in Romania
XIX. BOSNIA-KOSOVA-SERBIA WAR   
Bombaski proces (1978)  --Tito from history as young communist to communist president of Yugoslavia
Cetverored (1999)  -- based on the Bleiburg massacre May 1945 toward the end of WWII of fascist Croatians by Yugoslavian communists under Tito
Tito i ja (Tito and Me) (1992)  --  a small boy writes the best essay in honor of Tito, Yugoslavia's strong man
Otac na sluzbenom putu (When Father Was Away on Business) (1985)  --  boy whose father was sent to prison by Tito thinks he's away on business
Carlston za Ognjenku (Tears for Sale) (2008) – war has torn up the Serbian village of two sisters and there are no more men; they plan to kidnap some 
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997) -- journalists in war in Bosnia become emotionally involved
Harrison's Flowers (2000)  --  woman searches for her photographer husband in war-torn Yugoslavia
Grbavica (Esma's Secret: Grbavica) (2005)  --  systematic rapes of Bosnian women by Serbian troops has terrible after effects
Where Eskimos Live (2002)  --  man and war orphan bound to each other while on a journey through war torn Bosnia
No Man's Land (2001)  --  a Bosnian & a Serbian soldier, both wounded, find themselves together stranded in no man's land
Savior (1998)  --  a  hard-hearted Foreign Legion mercenary softens his heart when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Shot Through the Heart (1998)  --  two friends on opposing sides n the Bosnia-Serbia conflict find themselves at odds
Lepa sela lepo gore (Pretty Village, Pretty Flame) (1996)  --  two men who grew up together find themselves on opposing sides in the Bosnia-Serbia conflict
Guerreros (Warriors) (2002)  --  Spanish soldiers at war in Kosovo in 2000
Go West (2005)  --  a homosexual couple wants to flee Serbia for western Europe to escape all the violence
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)  --  American pilots downed behind Serb lines
Chico (2001)  --  a determined communist filled with rage sees the overthrow of Allende in Chile, becomes an idealistic political journalist and ends up fighting for Croatia against the Serbs
Tirana, année zéro (Tirana Year Zero) (2002)  --   problems of a young couple in post-communist Albania considering moving out of the country like so many others
Burgu i Mërgimit (The Prison of Migration) --  1990s Albania; suffering of ex-patriate Albanians including staying out of jails of ex-Yugoslavia
Zivot je cudo  (Life is a Miracle) (2004)  --  in Bosnia 1992, a man ignores the signs of the coming war  ($29)
Savrseni krug (aka The Perfect Circle) (1997) – Bosnian poet befriends two orphans and they all try to survive the hell of the siege of Sarajevo ($35)
The Hunting Party (2007)  --  in search of a Serbian war criminal that the CIA, etc. can't (or won't?) catch
Résolution 819 (2008) --    the Bosnia War's Srebrenica massacre
Alia: A Bosniac Rhapsody (2008) --  Bosnia
XX. TROUBLES IN AFRICA   
Genocide in Africa: Uganda
The Last King of Scotland (2006)  --  a Scottish doctor is seduced by the power provided by the Ugandan monster Idi Amin
Rise and Fall of Idi Amin (1981) --  beginning 1975, the Uganda ruler kills a half-million of his nation's people
Dr. Lucille (2000)  --  doctor working in Uganda through the Idi Amin years
Raid on Entebbe  (1977)  --   Israeli raid to free hostages at the Entebbe Airport, Uganda when it was under the murderer Idi Amin
Victory at Entebbe (1976)  --   ditto
Civil War in Angola
O Herói (The Hero) (2004)  --  20 year civil war veteran returns to the capital of Luanda, Angola
Na cidade vazia (Hollow City) (2004)  --  a child escaping the civil war finds himself in trouble in the bitter political situation in Angola after the war
Sierra Leone
Blood Diamonds (2006)  --  civil war in Sierra Leone fueled by the money from the diamond trade
XXI. AMERICANISM VERSUS RADICAL ISLAM   
ISRAEL and PALESTINE
Exodus (1960) -- establishment of Israel
Kedma (2002)   --  follows new immigrants to Israel shortly after the nation's founding
 Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)  --  US Col. David "Mickey" Marcus goes to late-1940s Israel to reorganize its army 
Orde Wingate (1976)  --  play-like movie about commander Orde Wingate who became a Zionist during foreign service in Palestine and developed guerrilla tactics used by the Israelis; leads strikes into Burma in WWII
Alex Holeh Ahavah  --  romantic comedy set in the period of Austerity in Israel, 1949-1959
The Impossible Spy  (1987)  --  Israeli spy Eli Cohen performs a valuable espionage service while sacrificing his family and himself in the period before the 1967 Six Days' War
A Woman Called Golda (1982) -- Israeli leader Golda Mier, prime minister 1969-1974
Operation Eichmann (1961) -- Israelis capture & execute a Nazi war criminal
Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996) TV  --  Nazi war criminal
Eichmann (2007)  --  based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann ($28)
Munich (2005)  --  death of the 1972 Israel Olympic team and the Israeli attempt to kill all those responsible
21 Hours at Munich (1976)  --  terrorists capture Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games
Sword of Gideon (1986)  --  Mossad team hunts down terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes
Sadat (1983) --  President of Egypt Anwar Sadat makes war on and then makes peace with Israel
Ayam El-Sadat (2001) --  Egyptian film about Anwar Sadat
Kippur (2000)   --  war seen through the perspective of a member of the rescue squad
Siege (1970)  --  set during the Six Day War, a woman loses her husband and tries to start a new life
Beaufort (2007) --  Israeli soldiers in the South Lebanon conflict at the Beaufort castle before the Israeli withdrawal in 2000
Ha-Hesder (Time of Favor) (2002)  --  Menachem, an Orthodox Army officer living in a West Bank settlement run by Rabbi Meltzer who preaches the need for Jews to rule all of the Holy Land, finds himself torn between duty and faith when he leads an all-Orthodox unit
Gmar Gavi'a (Cup Final) (1991)  --  PLO squad in Lebanon takes an Israeli soldier hostage; the Israelis only want to see the world final soccer cup; his captors also love the game
Rana's Wedding (2002)  --  Palestinian woman who wants to marry has to go through many obstacles thrown up by the occupation
Wedding in Galilee (1988)  -- in order for a Palestinian wedding to take place, they have to invite the occupation military governor
Ha Chaverim Shel Yana (Yana's Friends) (1999)  --  Tel Aviv immigrants bond with each other during the Scud attacks of the Gulf War
Paradise Now (2005)  --  two Palestinian buddies consider blowing themselves up in Tel Aviv, Israel
David and Fatima (2008)  --  an Israeli Romeo and a Palestinian Juliet try to survive the prejudice coming from both sides
Ard al-Salam (Land of Peace) (1957)  --  an Egyptian helps Palestinians free their village from Israeli control
Ici et Ailleurs (Here and Elsewhere) (1974)  --  a French family is compared to a Palestinian portrait
The Patriot (1994)  --  Israel’s secret service, the Mossad
Yadon ilaheyya (Divine Intervention) (2002)  --  a Palestinian man and woman are separated by hostile borders and have to find ways to meet
EGYPT
Iskanderija... lih? (Alexandria . . . Why?) (1979)  --  personal relationships set against the background of World War II; Alexandria Trilogy
Hadduta misrija (An Egyptian Story) (1982)  --  autobiography set against the Egyptian revolution; Alexandria Trilogy
Iskanderija, kaman oue kaman  (Alexandria Again and Forever)   (1989)  --  personal relationships set against the general strike of 1987; Alexandria Trilogy
Thartharah fawqa al-N?l (Adrift on the Nile)  --  criticism of the Gamal Abdel Nasser period and its censorship of artistic expression 
Omaret yakobean (The Yacoubian Building) (2006)  --  criticism of Egypt since the coup d'etat of 1952 that overthrew King Farouk and brought in Nasser
Fi baitina rajul (The Man is in Our House) (1961) -- fighting British rule leads to exile of puppet King Farouk, 1954, and the rise of Nasser
Ahlam Saghira (Little Dreams) (1993)  --  twelve year old boy's view of life during Nasser presidency
Nasser 56 (1996) – glowing account of Nasser and how he outdid the Americans  (does it have subtitles?)
Sadat (1983) --  President of Egypt Anwar Sadat makes war on and then makes peace with Israel  
Ayyam El Sadat (The Days of Sadat) (2001) --  life of Anwar Sadat 
SYRIA, TURKEY, LEBANON AND AFGHANISTAN
Syrian Bride (2004)  --  a bride finds herself stranded in the middle of the border between the Israeli and Syrian borders
TURKEY:
Mrs. Salkim's Diamonds – high tax on Islamic Turks, but much higher ones on non-Muslims leads to minoritization in Turkey
Günese yolculuk (Journey to the Sun) (2001)  --  prejudice and discrimination against the Kurds in Turkey
Yol (1982)--  virtual police state in Turkey in the 1980s
Babam ve O?lum (My Father, My Son) (2005)  --  a politically active Istanbul University student runs afoul of his father and the military dictatorship in Turkey
Eve Dönü? (Home Coming) (2006) --  a movie about the 1980 Turkish coup d'état
Beynelmilel (2006)  --  a group of street musicians in Adiyaman (southeastern Turkey) cannot earn their living after the 1980 military coup.
LEBANON:
West Beyrouth (West Beirut) (1998)  --  adolescents caught in war-torn Beirut, Lebanon in 1975
Zozo (2005)  --  during the Lebanese civil war, a Lebanese boy gets separated from his family and ends up in Sweden  ($26)
Die Fälschung (Circle of Deceit) (1981)  --  a German journalist has a marital crisis while Christians and Palestinians fight in Beirut
AFGHANISTAN:
Soviet Occupation: Afghanistan 1979-88
Afganskiy izlom (Afghan Breakdown) (1990)  --  Russian film; one of the best accounts of the war     (currently unavailable)
The Beast (1988) -- Russians in Afghanistan
9 Rota (The 9th Company) (2005)  --  Russian/Finnish film about Russian soldiers fighting in Afghanistan
Escape from Afghanistan (2002)  –   uprising of Soviet soldier captives in Badaber
L'étoile du soldat (Star of the Soldier) (2006) – in the Afghanistan war a young Russian soldier captured by the mujahideen in the early 80s becomes sympathetic to the Afghans
War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
The Kite Runner (2007)  --  two young friends go through rough times personally and politically in Afghanistan
Kandahar (2001)  --   a woman makes a perilous journey through Taliban Afghanistan
Osama (2003)  --  in Taliban Afghanistan a girl dresses as a boy to save her family from starvation
Escape from Taliban (2003)  --  an Indian Hindu woman marries a Afghanistan Muslim man who takes her to Afghanistan and big troubles with the Taliban
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)  --  America's assistance to Afghan rebels against the Soviet Union in the 1980s
IRAN AND IRAQ
IRAN:
Tamerlane the Great (1991) – Timur or Tamerlane founded the 14th century Timurid Dynasty in central Asia (including Iran and Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of India)
Nadir Shah (1968) – Shah of Iran ruled 1736–1747 and founder of the Afsharid dynasty
Nassereddin Shah, Actor- e Cinema (Once Upon a Time, Cinema) (1992) – one of the last of Iran's extravagant shahs of the Qajar Dynasty (of Turkic descent, 1795-1925)  falls in love with the newly invented movies, as well as an early Iranian screen heroine
In Search of Heaven (2009) – American missionary in Iran in 1907 organizes a revolt
Mirza Koochak Khan (1983) – M?irz?a K?uchik Kh?an, 1880-1921, Iranian national hero who started a revolutionary movement; the uprising started 1914 and went until 1921 when the movement was defeated.
Soraya (2003)  --  the Shah of Iran
Nun va Goldoon (A Moment of Innocence) (1996)  --  1970's; future filmmaker as a teenage Islamic militant fighting against the Shah, who stabs a policeman and is jailed
Kamalolmolk (1984)  --  life and work of the famous Iranian painter Mohammad Ghaffari (a.k.a., Kamal-ol-molk) who knew many of the Shahs of Iran
Two Women (1999)  --  two architecture students in the first turbulent years of the Islamic Revolution in Iran showing obstacles they face as women 
Nimeh-ye penhan  (Hidden Half) (2001) --  experiences of a female philosophy student (1979 to 1980 academic year) in the Islamic Revolution in Iran
Takhté siah (Blackboards) (2000)  --  male teachers travel in Kurdish region of Iran looking for students and running into terrible situations 
Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper (1981) –  during the Iranian hostage crisis Canadian embassy staffers help rescue  six American embassy staffers
IRAQ:
Jani gal (The Agony of a People) (2007)  --  an Iraqi Kurd gets mistaken for the leader of a protest and gets slapped into prison
House of Saddam (2008)  --  biographical film of the Iraqi dictator (1979-2003)
Al-ayyam al-tawila (aka Long Days) (1980)  -- propaganda film for Saddam Hussein trying to overthrow Prime Minister Abd al-Karim Kassem in 1959
Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988):
Arousi-ye Khouban (Marriage of the Blessed) (1989)  --  young Iranian photographer of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) has troubles adjusting to civilian life
Gulf War (8/90 - 2/91):
Gomgashtei dar Aragh (Marooned in Iraq) (2002)  --  a well-known Kurdish musician seeks to find his ex-wife stranded in Iraq at the time of Saddam Hussein's war on the Kurds
Courage Under Fire (1996) -- fiction set during the 1991 Gulf War
Jarhead (2005)  --  US marines in the Gulf War
Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998) --  after Gulf War
Live from Baghdad (2002)   --  CNN reporting team manages to relay accounts of the bombing of Baghdad in the Gulf War
Bravo Two Zero (1999)  --  true story of British SAS mission behind enemy lines
The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein (2002)  --  nationalistic fervor in New Mexico during the Gulf War helps lead to tragedy
L'Aube du monde (Dawn of the World) (2008)  --  multiple impacts of the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War and the 1991 uprisings in Iraq seen through the eyes of a Marsh Arab in Iraq
The Heroes of Desert Storm (1991) – story of Operation Desert  Storm from viewpoint of some of the participants
Iraq War (3/2003 - 2010?):
American Soldiers (2005)  --  in the Iraq War American soldiers have to fight their way out of serious trouble
Lakposhtha hâm parvaz mikonand (Turtles Can Fly) (2004)  --   tragedy in Iraq before and during Iraq-America War
Kurtlar vadisi - Irak (Valley of the Wolves) (2006) --  the Americans as very bad men; based on 2003 arrest of 11 allied Turkish special forces soldiers and 13 civilians by the United States in northern Iraq
In the Valley of Elah (2007)  --  parents search for their missing military son suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) stemming from the Iraq War