Best Historical and Biographical Films of 2012


Over the years, films have not only captured audiences imaginations through various musicals, fantasy, science fiction, dramas and other has also served as a medium to recreate events to tell stories based on real life historical figures and events that have transpired throughout our history. Some of these great films often range from the likes of "JFK", "Schindler's List", "Malcolm X" to even "W." Indeed, to say that the "Biographical and Historical" films have played a huge role in the film industry would be a tragic understatement, to say the least. That's why I'm proud to present the best biographical and historical films of 2012 here.

Unlike last year, I've taken the liberty of categorizing these previews, so you might start to notice some of these films falling in multiple genres; hence a film like "Lincoln" would be in "Best Dramas of 2012" as well. This is because I can't assume everyone that reads this hub will automatically want to read "Best Dramas of 2012", and vice versa.

Unfortunately, none of these films have any trailers yet, but I will be adding them as soon as they're available. I do apologize.

Also, be sure to check your local listings, as release dates are subject to change.



Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Tony Kushner, John Logan, Paul Webb

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jared Harris, Tommy Lee Jones, Lee Pace, James Spader, Jackie Earle Haley, Sally Field, Joseph Cross

Synopsis: The sixteenth President of the United States guides the North to victory during the Civil War.

Release Date: December 2012


Taylor Swift: American Beauty

Director: Jason Boritz

Writer: Rose Berkman

Cast: Kathie Bostonian, Holly Burns, Reid Cox, Jonathan Donahue, Adam Marcinowski, Kendall Nichols, Jeffrey Patrick Olson, Shannon Prior, Madi May Tindall, Maggie VandenBerghe

Synopsis: A biography on the rise and fame of Country Superstar Taylor Swift.

Release Date: January 3, 2012

Irwin & Fran

Director: Jordan Stone

Writer(s): N/A

Cast: Irwin Corey, Fran Corey

Synopsis: Life with Prof. Irwin Corey and his wife Fran. Irwin is 97 years old and is a well known outspoken comedian/political satirist. Fran is 95 and his wife of 70 years.

Release Date: June 9, 2012

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Jeffrey Patrick Olson 4 years ago

Wow! Thanks Steven. Came across your blog by Google. IMDB actually has a trailer for the Taylor Swift biodoc now.



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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

Thanks Jeffrey. I appreciate you telling me. Yeah, I haven't had a chance to update this hub, since I've been busy reviewing a lot of movies before this year's Oscars, but I'll definitely be sure to update this hub with the trailer once I publish my top ten films of last year. Thanks. :)

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