Ideals which had exceeded imagination of their contemporaries, they wanted the name to not be forgotten or have never wanted them to justice those who bring and share the world. They built empires, have convinced thousands to compliance through charisma or sword was caught in the middle of clashes between civilizations and cultures. There are people whose lives have influenced the course of history. Here are ten movies about them.
10. Kingdom of Heaven
The film “Kingdom of Heaven” is placed during the 200 years of battles fought by crusaders, Christian warriors sent by the Pope of Rome to try to restore faith in Christ in the Holy Land in Jerusalem, which spread Islam. Directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay by William Monahan, the film plays in the foreground, as a knight crusader on Orlando Bloom. At first Balian, Bloom’s character, is a blacksmith in a French village, who lost family and is about to lose their faith.
The movie “Patton” from 1970 that had George C. Scott in the title role and won seven Academy Awards. The script, written by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North, was made without access to diaries and statements of general or family stories. However, based on two biographical books and testimonies of some of the soldiers who served under Patton’s command. Some historians have said that the film focused too much on the effects of excessive general and insisted on Patton’s desire to have military glory, with no thought to limit casualties from battles.
Novelized biography of Attila story was produced for television by director Dick Lowry and begins in childhood, when little Attila saw his parents killed. Not to be afraid to make decisions or to act alone, Attila manages to unite hune tribes and get to turn into an empire. His aspiration was to have order and discipline of the Romans, he met a closely young man, because he lived some time in Rome, where he tied a friendship with the Roman general Flavius Aetius and according to legend, seduced her sister Roman emperor, the incompetent Caesar Valentian.
Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom starring in male role and the famous beauty Diane Kruger, Helen of Troy, in the movie “Troy” from 2004. Sparta and Athens, the two powerful cities of ancient Greece they were negotiating peace in 1250 BC, during the Bronze Age. During peace negotiations, the Trojan prince Paris (Orlando Bloom), son of King Priam (Peter O’Toole) falls in love for Helen, the wife of Spartan King Menelaus and stealthily take him in Troy.
The film “Gladiator” from 2000, directed by Ridley Scott, won five Oscars from a very mysterious historical period remaining, but without relying on facts. But in gladiator time who fought with lions and tigers for entertainment stands bloodthirsty, even a general story is that to leave a legacy of empire seems possible.
05. The New World
Indians Pocahontas legend was told by Malick in 2005 and received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. The director is known for his films, uses nature as a key element. “The New World” is a film that has embraced style even of history, transforming the 17th century legend of the clash between Native American civilization with the British in a personal story.
A good movie about Mongol emperor was made in 2007 by Russia, Germany and Kazakhstan and Mongolian language is spoken in Mandarin, a group of dialects of Chinese language. The film “Mongol”, directed by Sergey Bodrov earned for Kazakhstan an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. Is told the story of Genghis ascension to power, when he was nine and his father took him to choose his future wife, and this was Borta.
03. The Conqueror
Temujin, a Mongol warrior wear a battle with rival tribe, whose leader killed his father. During the war with the Tartars, Temujin falls in love for their princess named Borta. From conquest to conquest, Temujin became famous emperor Genghis Khan, the worst conqueror of period. Hollywood felt the need to seize on Genghis Khan and made the movie “The Conqueror” about him, with John Wayne, known for roles in the Wild West.
In the year 480 BC King Leonidas and 300 Spartan soldiers at Thermopylae faced a huge invading army of the Persian Empire. They were outnumbered, the Greeks of Sparta would not have been overcome if a local shepherd would not be betrayed. “The world will know that a handful of free men stood before a tyrant, that few stood in front of many, and before this battle is over, even a god-king would bleed”, told to his troops the King Leonidas personified by Gerard Butler.
Alexander remained in history as one of the greatest military leaders of all time. Starting in Macedonia, a country located in northern Greece, he conquered his empire included in most of the known world during his lifetime. Director Oliver Stone told the story in 2004, with Colin Farrell in the role of the great conqueror. Hephaiston, friend of Alexander’s childhood was portrayed by Jared Leto. The relationship between the two is more complex than the relations of men contemporary world, not reserved any question of a friendly and based on some common activities, but neither homosexual relationship itself.