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Historical Films 1990-2010 - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 108

Updated on June 6, 2013

A Chronology of Posters for Historical Films 1990-2010.

With Facts and Ratings.

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Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves (1991)
Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves (1991)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) Directed by Kevin Reynolds. 143mins (155mins)

Kevin Costner - Robin of Locksley
Morgan Freeman - Azeem
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - Marian Dubois
Christian Slater - Will Scarlett
Alan Rickman - Sheriff of Nottingham
Brian Blessed - Lord Locksley
Michael Wincott - Guy of Gisborne
Michael McShane - Friar Tuck
Nick Brimble - Little John

Based on the legend of Robin Hood,

Robin Wright was first choice to play Maid Marian but she became pregnant.

Johnny Depp was considered for Will Scarlett.

Oscar nomination for Best Song "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You."

Nominated for 2 BAFTA Awards winning for Best Supporting Actor (Alan Rickman)

Cost $48m - Box Office $390.5m

Tagline - Sometimes the only way to uphold to break the law.

IMDB rating 6.8

Christopher Columbus The Discovery (1992)
Christopher Columbus The Discovery (1992)

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) Directed by John Glen. 120mins.

Marlon Brando - Tomas de Torquemada
Tom Selleck - King Ferdinand
Georges Corraface - Christopher Columbus

Also starring Rachel Ward, Robert Davi, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Oliver Cotton and Benicio Del Toro.

John Glen directed 5 Bond films during the 1980s.

Ex-Bond Timothy Dalton turned down the role of Columbus.

Brando was paid $5m for his few scenes as Torquemada. Christopher Columbus producer, Ilya Salkind, paid Brando $3.7m for 12 days work as Jor-El in Superman the Movie (1978).

Nominated for 6 Razzie Awards including Worst Picture and Worst Director, winning 1 - Worst Supporting Actor (Tom Selleck).

Cost $45m - Box Office $8.2m (US)

Tagline - Chosen by a Queen. Driven by a Dream.

IMDB rating 4.2

1492 - Conquest of Paradise (1992)
1492 - Conquest of Paradise (1992)

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) Directed by Ridley Scott. 154mins.

Gerard Depardieu - Christopher Columbus
Armand Assante - Gabriel Sanchez
Sigourney Weaver - Queen Isabella

Also starring Loren Dean, Angela Molina, Fernando Rey, Michael Wincott, Tchéky Karyo, Kevin Dunn and Frank Langella.

The 2nd Columbus film of 1992, released two months after Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, moviegoers were just not interested and both films flopped.

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Music Score (Vangelis)

Cost $47m - Box Office $7.1m (US)

Tagline - Centuries before the exploration of space, there was another voyage into the unknown.

IMDB rating 6.3

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992) Directed by Michael Mann. 112mins (117mins)

Daniel Day-Lewis - Nathaniel Poe (Hawkeye)
Madeleine Stowe - Cora Munro
Russell Means - Chingachgook
Eric Schweig - Uncas
Jodhi May - Alice Munro
Steven Waddington - Maj. Duncan Heyward
Wes Studi - Magua

Based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper, published in 1826.

Set in 1757, during the French and Indian War.

Nominated for 7 BAFTA Awards including Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Best Music Score (Trevor Jones, Randy Edelman), winning 2 - Best Cinematography and Best Make Up.

Oscar Winner for Best Sound.

Cost $40m - Box Office $75.5m (US)

Tagline - The First American Hero.

IMDB rating 7.7

The Three Musketeers (1993)
The Three Musketeers (1993)

The Three Musketeers (1993) Directed by Stephen Herek. 105mins.

Charlie Sheen - Aramis
Kiefer Sutherland - Athos
Chris O'Donnell - D'Artagnan
Oliver Platt - Porthos

Also starring Tim Curry, Rebecca De Mornay, Gabrielle Anwar, Julie Delpy and Michael Wincott.

1625, France.

Based on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas, published in 1844.

Razzie Award nomination for Worst Supporting Actor (Chris O'Donnell)

Cost $30m - Box Office $54m (US)

Tagline - All for one and one for all!

IMDB rating 6.2

Cutthroat Island (1995)
Cutthroat Island (1995)

Cutthroat Island (1995) Directed by Renny Harlin. 124mins.

Geena Davis - Morgan Adams
Matthew Modine - William Shaw
Frank Langella - Dawg Brown

Also starring Maury Chaykin, Patrick Malahide and Stan Shaw.

Pirate adventure set in 1668, Jamaica.

Razzie Award nomination for Worst Director.

Cost $98m - Box Office $10m (US)

Tagline - Prepare Your Weapons. Summon Your Courage. Discover the Adventure of a Lifetime!

IMDB rating 5.4

First Knight (1995)
First Knight (1995)

First Knight (1995) Directed by Jerry Zucker. 134mins.

Sean Connery - King Arthur
Richard Gere - Lancelot
Julia Ormond - Guinevere

Also starring Ben Cross, Liam Cunningham, Christopher Villiers and John Gielgud.

Based on the Arthurian legends.

Cost $55m - Box Office $127.6m

Tagline - Their greatest battle would be for her love.

IMDB rating 5.7

Braveheart (1995)
Braveheart (1995)
Braveheart (1995) French poster
Braveheart (1995) French poster

Braveheart (1995) Directed by Mel Gibson. 177mins.

Mel Gibson - William Wallace
Sophie Marceau - Princess Isabella
Patrick McGoohan - King Edward

Also starring Catherine McCormack, Angus Macfadyen, Brendan Gleeson, David O'Hara, Ian Bannen and Brian Cox.

Scotland 1280 and based on real events.

Nominated for 10 Oscars winning 5 - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Make Up

Cost $72m - Box Office $210.4m.

Tagline - Every man dies, not every man really lives.

IMDB rating 8.4

Rob Roy (1995)
Rob Roy (1995)

Rob Roy (1995) Directed by Michael Caton-Jones. 139mins.

Liam Neeson - Rob Roy MacGregor
Jessica Lange - Mary MacGregor

Also starring John Hurt, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Andrew Keir and Brian Cox.

Based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott, published in 1817.

Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Tim Roth).

BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Tim Roth).

Cost $29m - Box Office $31.5m

Tagline - Honor made him a man. Courage made him a hero. History made him a Legend

IMDB rating 6.8

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) Directed by Randall Wallace. 132mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - King Louis XIV / Philippe
Jeremy Irons - Aramis
John Malkovich - Athos
Gérard Depardieu - Porthos
Gabriel Byrne - D'Artagnan

Also starring Anne Parillaud, Edward Atterton, Peter Sarsgaard and Hugh Laurie.

Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, published in 1847.

Razzie Winner for Worst Screen Couple (DiCaprio & DiCaprio)

Cost $35m - Box Office $183m

Tagline - For the honor of a king. And the destiny of a country. All for one.

IMDB rating 6.3

Elizabeth (1998)
Elizabeth (1998)
Elizabeth (1998)
Elizabeth (1998)

Elizabeth (1998) Directed by Shekhar Kapur. 124mins.

Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth I
Geoffrey Rush - Sir Francis Walsingham
Christopher Eccleston - Duke of Norfolk
Joseph Fiennes - Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
Richard Attenborough - Sir William Cecil

Also starring Eric Cantona, Vincent Cassel, Kathy Burke, Emily Mortimer and John Gielgud.

Starts in the year 1558, the story of Elizabeth, Queen of England.

Nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actress (Cate Blanchett), winning 1 - Best Make Up.

Nominated for 12 BAFTA Awards winning 6 including Best British Film, Best Actress (Cate Blanchett) and Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush).

Cost $30m - Box Office $82.1m

Tagline - Absolute power demands absolute loyalty.

IMDB rating 7.5

The Mask of Zorro (1998)
The Mask of Zorro (1998)

The Mask of Zorro (1998) Directed by Martin Campbell. 136mins.

Antonio Banderas - Alejandro Murietta
Anthony Hopkins - Don Diego De La Vega
Catherine Zeta-Jones - Eléna Montero

Also starring Stuart Wilson, Matt Letscher, Tony Amendola & Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Based on characters created by Johnston McCulley.

Nominated for Best Sound and Best Sound Effects Editing.

Cost $96m - Box Office $250m

Tagline - This summer, justice leaves its mark.

IMDB rating 6.7

The 13th Warrior (1999)
The 13th Warrior (1999)

The 13th Warrior (1999) Directed by John McTiernan. 102mins.

Antonio Banderas - Ahmed ibn Fadlan

Also starring Diane Venora, Omar Sharif, Vladimir Kulich, Dennis Storhøi, Richard Bremmer and Tony Curran.

A Viking adventure set in the 10th Century.

Based on the novel "Eaters of the Dead" by Michael Crichton, published in 1976.

An expensive movie which was rated 'unwatchable' at test screenings, it was re-edited and the music was rescored by Jerry Goldsmith.

Cost $160m - Box Office $61.6m

Tagline - Fear Reigns.

IMDB rating 6.4

The 13th Warrior (1999)
The 13th Warrior (1999)
Gladiator (2000)
Gladiator (2000)
Gladiator (2000)
Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator (2000) Directed by Ridley Scott. 155mins (171mins)

Russell Crowe - Maximus
Joaquin Phoenix - Commodus
Connie Nielsen - Lucilla
Oliver Reed - Proximo
Richard Harris - Marcus Aurelius
Derek Jacobi - Gracchus
Djimon Hounsou - Juba

Music by Hans Zimmer.

Award winning and very popular historical epic set in AD 180.

A loose remake of the 1964 epic The Fall of the Roman Empire, which covered some of the same events.

Actor Oliver Reed died of a heart attack during production, he was 61. His scenes were completed using doubles and optical effects.

Nominated for 12 Oscars including Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) and Best Music (Hans Zimmer), winning 5 - Best Picture, Best Actor (Russell Crowe), Best Costume Design, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects.

Nominated for 15 BAFTA Awards winning 5 including Best Film.

Cost $103m - Box Office $457.6m

Tagline - A general who became a slave. A slave who became a gladiator. A gladiator who defied an emperor.

IMDB rating 8.5

The Patriot (2000)
The Patriot (2000)

The Patriot (2000) Directed by Roland Emmerich. 165mins (175mins)

Mel Gibson - Benjamin Martin
Heath Ledger - Gabriel Martin
Joely Richardson - Charlotte Selton
Jason Isaacs - Col. William Tavington

Also starring Chris Cooper, Tchéky Karyo, Rene Auberjonois, Tom Wilkinson and Logan Lerman.

Set in 1776, during the American Revolution.

Nominated for 3 Oscars - Best Music (John Williams), Best Cinematography and Best Sound.

Cost $110m - Box Office $215.2m

Tagline - Some things are worth fighting for.

IMDB rating 7.0

A Knight's Tale (2001)
A Knight's Tale (2001)

A Knight's Tale (2001) Directed by Brian Helgeland. 132mins (144mins)

Heath Ledger - William Thatcher
Rufus Sewell - Count Adhemar
Shannyn Sossamon - Jocelyn
Paul Bettany - Geoffrey Chaucer

Also starring Mark Addy, Laura Fraser, Alan Tudyk and James Purefoy

Romantic adventure set in the 14th Century and loaded with anachronisms especially the use of modern pop music from the likes of David Bowie, Queen and Thin Lizzy.

Cost $65m - Box Office $117.4m

Tagline - He Will Rock You

IMDB rating 6.7

The Musketeer (2001)
The Musketeer (2001)

The Musketeer (2001) Directed by Peter Hyams. 104mins.

Justin Chambers - D'Artagnan
Tim Roth - Febre

Also starring Stephen Rea, Mena Suvari, Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Mesguich and Jean-Pierre Castaldi.

Very loosely based on characters created by Alexandre Dumas.

Cost $40m - Box Office $34.5m

Tagline - As you've never seen it before.

IMDB rating 4.6

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) Directed by Kevin Reynolds. 131mins.

Jim Caviezel - Edmond Dantes
Guy Pearce - Fernand Mondego
Richard Harris - Abbé Faria

Also starring James Frain, Dagmara Dominczyk, Michael Wincott and Luis Guzmán.

Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, published in 1844.

Cost $35m - Box Office $75.3m

Tagline - Prepare for adventure. Count on revenge.

IMDB rating 7.6

Master and Commander (2003)
Master and Commander (2003)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Directed by Peter Weir. 138mins.

Russell Crowe - Capt. Jack Aubrey
Paul Bettany - Dr. Stephen Maturin

Also starring James D'Arcy, Edward Woodall, Chris Larkin and Max Pirkis.

Based on the novel by Patrick O'Brian, published in 1969.

Set in 1805, during the Napoleonic Wars.

Nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, winning 2 - Best Cinematography and Best Sound Editing.

Nominated for 8 BAFTA Awards winning 4 including Best Director and Best Production Design.

Cost $150m - Box Office $212m

Tagline - The Courage to do the Impossible lies in the Hearts of Men.

IMDB rating 7.4

The Last Samurai (2003)
The Last Samurai (2003)

The Last Samurai (2003) Directed by Edward Zwick. 154mins.

Tom Cruise - Nathan Algren
Ken Watanabe - Katsumoto

Also starring Shin Koyamada, Tony Goldwyn, Billy Connolly and Timothy Spall.

Set in 1876, Japan.

Nominated for 4 Oscars - Best Supporting Actor (Ken Watanabe), Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design and Best Sound Mixing.

Cost $140m - Box Office $456.7m

Tagline - In the face of an enemy, in the Heart of One Man, Lies the Soul of a Warrior.

IMDB rating 7.7

The Last Samurai (2003)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Alexander (2004)
Alexander (2004)
Alexander (2004)
Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004) Directed by Oliver Stone. 175mins (167mins Dir.Cut) (214mins Final Cut)

Colin Farrell - Alexander
Angelina Jolie - Queen Olympia
Val Kilmer - King Philip II
Anthony Hopkins - Ptolemy

Also starring Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brian Blessed and Christopher Plummer as Aristotle.

Set in 331 BC and based on real events.

Heath Ledger was considered for the role of Alexander.

Angelina Jolie is less than a year older than Colin Farrell, and plays his mother in the film.

Nominated for 6 Razzie Awards - Worst Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor (Colin Farrell), Actress (Angelina Jolie) and Supporting Actor (Val Kilmer).

Cost $155m - Box Office $167.2m

Tagline - Fortune favours the bold

IMDB rating 5.4

The Passion of the Christ (2004)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)

The Passion of the Christ (2004) Directed by Mel Gibson. 127mins.

Jim Caviezel - Jesus Christ
Maia Morgenstern - Mary
Monica Bellucci - Mary Magdalene
Rosalinda Celentano - Satan
Luca Lionello - Judas Iscariot
Hristo Shopov - Pontius Pilate

The film covers the final 12 hours of Jesus life, ending with the Resurrection.

Nominated for 3 Oscars - Best Music (John Debney), Best Cinematography and Best Makeup.

Cost $30m - Box Office $611.8m

Tagline - One man changed the world forever.

IMDB rating 7.0

Troy (2004)
Troy (2004)

Troy (2004) Directed by Wolfgang Peterson. 163mins (196mins)

Brad Pitt - Achilles
Eric Bana - Hector
Orlando Bloom - Paris
Diane Kruger - Helen

Also starring Peter O'Toole, Rose Byrne, Sean Bean, Julie Christie, Saffron Burrows, Brendan Gleeson and Brian Cox as Agamemnon.

Based on Homer's The Iliad, dated around 3000 years ago.

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design.

Cost $175m - Box Office $497.4m

Tagline - For Honor.

IMDB rating 7.1

Troy (2004)
Troy (2004)
King Arthur (2004)
King Arthur (2004)
King Arthur (2005)
King Arthur (2005)

King Arthur (2004) Directed by Antoine Fuqua. 126mins (142mins)

Clive Owen - King Arthur
Keira Knightley - Guinevere
Ioan Gruffudd - Lancelot

Also starring Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Ray Winstone, Ray Stevenson, Stephen Dillane and Stellan Skarsgard.

Based on Arthurian legends.

Empire Award nomination for Best British Actress (Keira Knightley)

Cost $120m - Box Office $203.5m

Tagline - The Untold True Story That Inspired The Legend

IMDB rating 6.2

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Kingdom of Heaven (2005) Directed by Ridley Scott. 144mins (190mins)

Orlando Bloom - Balian of Ibelin
Eva Green - Princess Sibylla

Also starring Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Marton Csokas, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton, Alexander Siddig, Jon Finch, Ghassan Massoud as Saladin and Iain Glen as King Richard.

Set in 1184, during the Crusades.

Nominated for 5 Satellite Awards winning 1 - Outstanding Score (Harry Gregson-Williams).

Cost $130m - Box Office $211.6m

Tagline - Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Safeguard the helpless, and do no wrong

IMDB rating 7.1

The New World (2005)
The New World (2005)

The New World (2005) Directed by Terrence Malick. 135mins (172mins)

Colin Farrell - John Smith
Q'orianka Kilcher - Pocahontas
Christian Bale - John Rolfe
Christopher Plummer - Capt. Newport

Also starring August Schellenberg, Wes Studi, David Thewlis, Ben Chaplin and Jonathan Pryce.

Set in 1607, based on real events, the founding of Jamestown and the story of John Smith and Pocahontas.

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography.

Cost $30m - Box Office $30.5m

Tagline - Once discovered, it was changed forever

IMDB rating 6.7

The Legend of Zorro (2005)
The Legend of Zorro (2005)

The Legend of Zorro (2005) Directed by Martin Campbell. 129mins.

Antonio Banderas - Don Alejandro De La Vega / Zorro
Catherine Zeta-Jones - Elena De La Vega
Adrian Alonso - Joaquin De La Vega
Rufus Sewell - Count Armand

Also starring Nick Chinlund, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Leo Burmester and Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Working Title - The Return of Zorro.

Cost $75m - Box Office $142.4m

Tagline - This Fall, adventure begins with a Z.

IMDB rating 5.8

Tristan & Isolde (2006)
Tristan & Isolde (2006)

Tristan & Isolde (2006) Directed by Kevin Reynolds. 125mins.

James Franco - Tristan
Sophia Myles - Isolde

Also starring Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara, Mark Strong and Henry Cavill.

Tragic romance based on the medieval legend

Ridley Scott was interested in directing this story back in the late 1970s.

Box Office $28m

Tagline - Before Romeo & Juliet, there was...

IMDB rating 6.8

Apocalypto (2006)
Apocalypto (2006)

Apocalypto (2006) Directed by Mel Gibson. 139mins.

Rudy Youngblood - Jaguar Paw
Dalia Hernandez - Seven
Raoul Trujillo - Zero Wolf
Israel Contreras - Smoke Frog
Jonathan Brewer - Blunted
Rodolfo Palacios - Snake Ink
Morris Birdyellowhead - Flint Sky

The Mayan civilisation during the early 16th Century.

Nominated for 3 Oscars - Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Makeup.

Cost $40m - Box Office $121.6m

Tagline - No one can outrun their destiny.

IMDB rating 7.8

Pathfinder (2007)
Pathfinder (2007)

Pathfinder (2007) Directed by Marcus Nispel. 99mins (107mins)

Karl Urban - Ghost
Moon Bloodgood - Starfire
Russell Means - Pathfinder

Also starring Clancy Brown, Jay Tavare, Nathaniel Arcand and Ralf Moeller.

Native Americans are attacked by Vikings, set during the Dark Ages.

A comic book adaptation of the film was released by Dark Horse Comics.

Cost $45m - Box Office $30.8m

Tagline - Two Worlds, One War. The Ultimate Battle Begins.

IMDB rating 5.3

The Last Legion (2007)
The Last Legion (2007)

The Last Legion (2007) Directed by Doug Lefler. 102mins.

Colin Firth - Aurelius
Ben Kingsley - Ambrosinus / Merlin
Aishwarya Rai - Mira

Also starring Peter Mullan, Kevin McKidd, John Hannah and Iain Glen.

Arthurian adventure based on the novel by Italian author Valerio Manfredi, published in 2002.

Cost $67m - Box Office $25.3m

Tagline - Before King Arthur, there was Excalibur.

IMDB rating 5.4

300 (2007)
300 (2007)

300 (2007) Directed by Zack Snyder. 117mins.

Gerard Butler - King Leonidas
Lena Headey - Queen Gorgo

Also starring Dominic West, David Wenham, Vincent Regan, Michael Fassbender, Tom Wisdom and Rodrigo Santoro.

The legend of the 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae.

Based on the comic book series by Frank Miller, published in 1998.

Nominated for 10 Saturn Awards winning 2 - Best Action Adventure Film and Best Director.

Cost $65m - Box Office $456m

Tagline - Spartans, tonight, we dine in hell!

IMDB rating 7.7

300 (2007)
300 (2007)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) Directed by Shekhar Kapur. 114mins.

Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth I
Geoffrey Rush - Sir Francis Walsingham
Clive Owen - Sir Walter Raleigh

Also starring Abbie Cornish, Samantha Morton, Susan Lynch, Rhys Ifans and Eddie Redmayne.

Sequel to Elizabeth (1998)

Oscar nomination for Best Actress (Cate Blanchett), Oscar winner for Best Costume Design.

Cost $50m - Box Office $74.2m

Tagline - Woman. Warrior. Queen.

IMDB rating 6.8

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) Directed by Justin Chadwick. 115mins.

Natalie Portman - Anne Boleyn
Scarlett Johansson - Mary Boleyn
Eric Bana - Henry Tudor

Also starring Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Morrissey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Andrew Garfield.

Based on the novel by Philippa Gregory. published in 2001 and loosely based on real events.

Keira Knightley was considered for the role of Anne Boleyn.

Australian Film Institute nomination for Best Actor (Eric Bana).

Cost $35m - Box Office $77.7m

Tagline - The only thing that could come between these sisters... is a kingdom.

IMDB rating 6.7

10,000 BC (2008)
10,000 BC (2008)

10,000 BC (2008) Directed by Roland Emmerich. 109mins.

Steven Strait - D'Leh
Camilla Belle - Evolet

Also starring Cliff Curtis, Joel Virgel, Affif Ben Badra and Mo Zinal.

Narrated by Omar Sharif.

Set in the year... 10,000 BC !

Cost $105m - Box Office $269.7m

Tagline - The legend. The battle. The first hero.

IMDB rating 4.9

Centurion (2010)
Centurion (2010)

Centurion (2010) Directed by Neil Marshall. 97mins.

Michael Fassbender - Quintus Dias
Olga Kurylenko - Etain
Dominic West - Titus Flavius Virilus

Also starring Liam Cunningham, David Morrissey, Imogen Poots and Ulrich Thomsen.

The Scottish Highlands, 117 AD.

Working Title - The Ninth Legion.

Saturn Award nomination for Best International Film.

Cost $12m - Box Office $6.8m

Tagline - History is written in blood

IMDB rating 6.4

Robin Hood (2010)
Robin Hood (2010)

Robin Hood (2010) Directed by Ridley Scott. 140mins (156mins)

Russell Crowe - Robin Longstride
Cate Blanchett - Lady Marian

Also starring Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac, Mark Addy, Matthew Macfadyen, Kevin Durand, Scott Grimes and Danny Huston as King Richard.

1199, England.

Christian Bale was considered for the role of Robin Hood.

Russell Crowe was set to play both Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham at one point during production, luckily the idea was dropped.

Saturn Award nominations for Best Action Adventure Film and Best Costumes

Cost $155m - Box Office $321.6m

Tagline - The untold story behind the legend.

IMDB rating 6.7

Robin Hood (2010)
Robin Hood (2010)


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    • Steve Lensman profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Lensman 

      6 years ago from Manchester, England

      Thanks Bruce, appreciate the detailed review, comment, anecdote, info, preference, observation, trivia and votes!

      The directors cut of Kingdom of Heaven was a big improvement on the theatrical but I prefer Gladiator, Russell Crowe was very effective as Maximus, you really want him to defeat Commodus. Whilst Orlando Bloom was the weak link in KoH, the role needed an actor with greater range. Both films are worth owning in a serious movie collection, I have nearly 6,000 films here.

      I've seen Passion of the Christ a couple of times and that's quite enough thank you. Even the guys who made the Saw films would flinch at some scenes in Passion. :)

      I agree with your New World review, Terrence Malicks films look great but they are usually an effective cure for insomnia.

      I enjoyed Costners Robin Hood more than Crowe's, thanks to Alan Rickman's eye-rolling Sheriff of Nottingham. :)

      Thanks for posting Bruce, always a good read amigo.

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      6 years ago from Virginia

      My thoughts while reading your hub. (1) Mmmm....not sure I think Costner when I think historical films....I love the joke in Mel Brook's Men in Tights that jokes on Costner's accent in Robin Hood....or it least his lack of accent. (2) 1492 is one of the few Ridley Scott movies that I have not seen (3) Michael Mann has an excellent DVD commentary on The Last of the Mohicans (4) Cutthroat Island would have been better if Charlie Sheen would not have rejected the Modine part (5) I know I am in the minority....but I think Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven director's cut is a better movie than Gladiator. (6) KevinReynold's The Count of Monte Cristo is an underrated movie (7) The Last Samurai ...gotta love that in a movie that kills of thousands of samurai...that the Civil War veteran easily survives without a scratch...oh yeah it is a Tom Cruise movie (8) The biggest box office hit that I have never seen? The Passion of the Christ....I actually own the movie but have never wanted to see it....and that is coming from a guy that watches over a 100 movies a month (9) No matter which version of Alexander you will not watch a good movie (10) Peter O'Toole is the best part of Troy..especially in the scene when he is trying to get his son's body back from Pitt (11) If you are having trouble sleeping...put The New World in...and you will be quickly asleep ...ever notice that almost all of Colin Farrell's movies die at the box office? (12) I really liked 300 on the first viewing...however the repeat viewings have not been as kind to 300 (13) Russell Crowe as Robin Hood....sounds like a dream matchup...I wonder what happened when they started to make the movie (14) I have seen 33 of the 37 movies. (15) Voted up and interesting.

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      Steve Lensman 

      6 years ago from Manchester, England

      Thanks David, appreciate the comment. Just noticed the most successful film on this page was directed by Mel Gibson! And it wasn't Braveheart. Passion of the Christ grossed over $600m worldwide. Wow. Just shows what a little controversy can do to a film. I thought Mad Mel's Apocalypto was very good, Whatever happened to this director? :)

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      David Hunt 

      6 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

      Some great stuff here... and some not so great. Apparently ol' Chris Columbus is not great box office. I enjoyed The 13th Warrior and was surprised it lost money. I thought 300 was great, but now I'm sick to death of it. Like so many of these movies, you might not want to base your knowledge of history on them, but if they are enjoyable and make you curious about what really happened, that's great. Another great hub.

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      Steve Lensman 

      6 years ago from Manchester, England

      I know and most of these babies are unwanted which makes things worse. Did you see the news recently about the newborn baby flushed down the toilet in China? Unthinkable. Miraculously the baby survived.

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      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      I try NOT to think about "babies having babies!" However, the reality is, you're correct and it's an ongoing issue for those in position to change it. Statistics are much improved in the last 4 years. As the grown-ups, it's our job to help and support, while teaching life skills and improvement! It is what it is, as life will have it.......sigh.

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      Steve Lensman 

      6 years ago from Manchester, England

      Hello Paula, thanks for the kind words, much appreciated. And giving birth at 13 is even more common now if you believe the newspapers. Babies with babies. :)

      When I can't think of a topic for a new hub I always turn to my old friend - the poster hub series. :)

      Thanks again for posting.

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      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Steve......SUPERB list of Historical movies......most I've seen, but a few I haven't (as yet)....."Braveheart," must be aired at least once a week on some channel! It would be most difficult to choose a favorite from this, more fabulous than the other...all the way through the list. It's actually realistic that Angelina played Colin's MOTHER....since giving birth at 13 was not uncommon!........Excellent, Steve!...UP+++

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      Steve Lensman 

      6 years ago from Manchester, England

      Geekdom, Mhatter99, thanks for commenting, always appreciated amigos.

      In case anyone's wondering why I left out the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, I'm including them in an upcoming Fantasy Movie Poster hub for this time period and the posters have already been displayed in my Johnny Depp poster hub.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this.

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      6 years ago

      Another great list of movies.


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