10 Good Historical Movies For Guys

Friday, February 25 by Shawn Lealos

Good historical movies for guys include movies that present action and adventure during specific points in world history. Whether the movie follows historical facts and figures or uses historical instances as an opportunity to tell an interesting story, these are some of the best historical movies of all time.

  1. “Braveheart” Mel Gibson stars in this retelling of the story of William Wallace in one of the good historical movies for guys. This movie won five Academy Awards and features war battles with all the violence and humor that a guy looks for in a movie.
  2. “Saving Private Ryan” From the amazing opening battle in the trenches, it is clear this is one of the good historical movies for guys. Steven Spielberg directs the movie about a group of soldiers in World War II sent into the trenches to bring another solider home.
  3. “Gladiator” “Gladiator” is a fictional story about ancient Roman gladiators. Russell Crows stars as a former soldier forced into being a gladiator after his emperor is killed. The movie won five Academy Awards.
  4. “Spartacus” Stanley Kubrick directs this movie based on the life of Spartacus. The movie received six Oscar nominations, winning four of them. The final speech remains one of the most popular in cinema history with everyone yelling, "I’m Spartacus."
  5. “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” One of the good historical movies for guys, this film is an adaptation from the series of novels by Patrick O’Brian. The movie takes place during the Napoleonic Wars and was nominated for ten Academy Awards.
  6. “Brotherhood of the Wolf” This French action-horror movie is based on the true story of killings that took place in France in the 18th century attributed to a mythical beast. The movie is one of the good historical movies for guys and features Monica Bellucci in a very revealing performance.
  7. “300” Based on the comic book series, “300” is one of the good historical movies for guys. The movie follows the Battle of Thermopylae where 300 Spartan soldiers battle against the Persian armies, successfully holding them back to save their land.
  8. “Last of the Mohicans” Daniel Day-Lewis stars in this movie set during the French and Indian War in one of the good historical movies for guys. The movie is an adaptation of the 1936 film, which was itself an adaptation of the James Fenimore Cooper novel.
  9. “Lawrence of Arabia” Based on the life of T.E. Lawrence, this is one of the best historical movies for guys. The movie follows Lawrence as he sets off for Arabia during World War I. David Lean won an Oscar for directing the movie while Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif earned nominations for their roles.
  10. “Seven Samurai” Akira Kurosawa directed this highly influential movie, which is a good historical movies for guys. The movie takes place during the Warring States Period in Japan. The movie has been remade for American audiences in 1960 as “The Magnificent Seven.”
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