movies

  1. Ajax_Minoan

    The Churchill Movies.

    For reasons that I cannot imagine, they have been making a lot of Winston Churchill movies lately, but the only one that I enjoyed a great deal was Darkest Hour starrring Gary Oldman. It had been free on my Comast for a week, and since I confused it with the fairly recent film Into the Storm, I...
  2. Escritor

    Hate the portrayal of Celts in Hollywood

    Notice the portrayal of Celts in the following films: Braveheart King Arthur The Eagle Brave They all have in common that they have no tactics and strategies when fighting other opponents, are naked or semi-naked, and paint their bodies with very crude tattoos, as well as lacking in...
  3. Tammuz

    Historical Movies between Description and Distortion

    I would like to raise a basic problem of historical movies, which seems so delicate that the main purpose of such films, namely to represent real history in a lively manner, seems highly illusory. In other words, the only things that can be approximately authentically reproduced are costumes...
  4. antocya

    Movies condemned by the National (Catholic) Legion of Decency

    I was reading about censorship in movies and starting in the 30s this catholic group would condemn movies considered immoral. According to the book, people faced eternal damnation by seeing these movies. There’s a list on Wikipedia and I was surprised how many I’ve seen. They stopped condemning...
  5. E

    Historian's View On War Movies

    Thought this was an interesting article summarizing a historian's view on various war movies. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/may/29/antony-beevor-the-greatest-war-movie-ever-and-the-ones-i-cant-bear
  6. W

    Memorial Day war movies

    This Memorial Day offers a plethora of war movies on TV. Pick one or two out and enjoy. But don’t forget all of them are not the real thing. But some of them do a good job remembering our troops. Here they are with a little commentary and a rating of 1-10 on how well they fit Memorial Day...
  7. Y

    Best Strategic War Movies

    I'm most interested in war movies that show why the wars/battles were actually won, where they focus on the key people that really made it happen. I can tolerate historical inaccuracy or ambiguity to a degree: Oliver Stone's Alexander was better than I expected to be honest. But there has to be...
  8. SlowRain

    Reasonably Accurate Medieval Movies

    I'd like to know what movies you feel are reasonably accurate about medieval western Europe, around the 11th to 14th centuries. Even if the movie is incorrect in certain areas, it may be correct in other areas. So feel free to offer comments on what to pay attention to and what to ignore. For...
  9. gustavolapizza

    how come there are so few movies about knights?

    i was thinking the other day, hollywood has touched almost any genere, movies about cowboys and samurais were very popular, historical movies have always been done, but there are so few movies about knights you can probably count them on your fingers. in Japan they made an awful lot of samurai...
  10. Naima

    Movies on History you would like to see?

    I would really like if they could make some good movies on other new historical periods that are not just about US and the WWII. I think cool would be like the Battle of Lepanto and vienna, the Roman punic wars, the Renaissence battles and so on ...
  11. Romanianboy2013

    Did the Communist Block had movies or series in James Bond style?

    We all know the James Bond british movies or american spy movies with western heroes defending "The Free World" from evil communist spies. I wonder if the countries from communist block had spy movies with heroes that fought against the evil capitalists. I only know that East Germany made some...
  12. N

    Movies about the merchant navy in WWII

    The allied merchant navies played an absolutely vital role in WWII and the people who sailed did a tough and very dangerous job. Yet I don't know of a single movie or TV-series on this topic. Do you know of any?
  13. M

    Cavalry & Indians Movies and TV

    I like cavalry and Indians movies and am thinking of writing a book about the fictional history of the Indian wars in the wild west of imagination. One necessary task would be to put movies in the correct fictional order. That is easy when the movies state their fictional dates. For example...
  14. Azad67

    Bajirao the great Hindu nationalist — That’s only in the movies

    By Aakar Patel I think I’ll write about Bajirao Mastani today. I have not seen the movie, nor do I intend to (only one Gujarati makes the cut as director of watchable pap and that is neither Sanjay Leela Bhansali nor Sajid Nadiadwala, but Manmohan Desai, a true master). However, I...
  15. Licinius

    Are there any new movies or tv shows coming out about Rome?

    I am watching Roman Empire: Reign of Blood, which is a pretty well done Netflix TV show, so does anybody know if they plan to make another show like that- they already have props and scenes. I have looked this up and have not been able to find anything.
  16. R

    Age of Sail - Movies/TV Shows

    What are your favorite Age of Sail movies and what do you like about them? Anything you didn't like about them? I initially didn't like Master and Commander, but it's grown on me. I still have to skip over the midshipman's suicide. I like Horatio Hornblower which Mangekyou recommended to me...
  17. Romanianboy2013

    Question about kids adventure movies in the Communist Block

    :cool:I want to know from eastern european forumists what movies about adventures of schoolboys pioneers your countries produced in the communist years. Also I want to know if China or Vietnam has this kind of movies as well. Romania producde a couple of them. For example -Ciresarii (The...
  18. Lawnmowerman

    Tiny details in historical movies that you're not sure happened.

    I created this thread to discuss small occurrences in historical films that you are not sure if they occurred or not. It is not to discuss the historical accuracy of films but more to discuss tiny details, which may/may not be historically accurate. To start it off, in the film Tora, Tora...
  19. aldo12

    Movies Director

    Who is the best movie director ever ? Movies can be art sometimes..
  20. Robert165

    Ninja tactics from the movies - real or not real

    I have heard so called "experts" in documentaries from both sides of this issue. Some say that the Ninja in the movies,in black Pajamas with a sword and throwing star and pepper spray for the eyes, etc, that none of that is true. They claim ninja's did exist but were more like sabotage agents...