Braveheart
Braveheart (1995)

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

9/10

Director: Mel Gibson

Writer: Randall Wallace

Stars: Mel Gibson, Catherine McCormack, Sophie Marceau

Dunkirk
Dunkirk (2017)

During World War II, soldiers from the British Empire, Belgium and France try to evacuate from the town of Dunkirk during an arduous battle with German forces.

8.5/10

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy

Barry Lyndon
Barry Lyndon (1975)

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

8.5/10

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Writer: Stanley Kubrick

Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Hardy Krüger

Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur (1959)

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

8/10

Director: William Wyler

Writer: Karl Tunberg

Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet

300
300 (2006)

King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

7.5/10

Director: Zack Snyder

Writer: Frank Miller, Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad

Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West

Reds
Reds (1981)

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

7.5/10

Director: Warren Beatty

Writer: Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths

Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann

1900
1900 (1976)

Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.

7.5/10

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Writer: Bernardo Bertolucci, Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci

Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda

Heaven's Gate
Heaven's Gate (1980)

A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.

7/10

Director: Michael Cimino

Writer: Michael Cimino

Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt

Troy
Troy (2004)

An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

6.5/10

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Writer: David Benioff

Stars: Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana