/Top 10 Historical Movies of 2008
Poster for the movie "Red Cliff"

Top 10 Historical Movies of 2008

Here is our guide to the best History/War films released in 2008. With these movies you will find the stories of Che Guevara, part from the Chinese history and stories from the WWII. So let’s do not waste much time and go to the movies.

  1. Poster for the movie "Passchendaele"

    Passchendaele

    Director
    Paul Gross
    Runtime
    1 h 54 min
    Release Date
    17 October 2008
    Genres
    Drama, Romance, War, History
    Overview
    Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for a single battle
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  2. Poster for the movie "Winter in Wartime"

    Winter in Wartime

    Director
    Martin Koolhoven
    Runtime
    1 h 43 min
    Release Date
    17 November 2008
    Genres
    Drama, History, War
    Overview
    During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to the dismay of his father, who, as mayor, works to prevent escalations in the village.
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  3. Poster for the movie "Jodhaa Akbar"

    Jodhaa Akbar

    Director
    Ashutosh Gowariker
    Runtime
    3 h 33 min
    Release Date
    13 February 2008
    Genres
    Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Music, Romance
    Overview
    Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.
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  4. Poster for the movie "Che: Part Two"

    Che: Part Two

    Director
    Steven Soderbergh
    Runtime
    2 h 11 min
    Release Date
    24 January 2009
    Genres
    Drama, History, War
    Overview
    After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remains a symbol of idealism and heroism that lives in the hearts of people around the world.
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  5. Poster for the movie "Che: Part One"

    Che: Part One

    Director
    Steven Soderbergh
    Runtime
    2 h 14 min
    Release Date
    5 September 2008
    Genres
    Drama, History, War
    Overview
    The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
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  6. Poster for the movie "The Other Boleyn Girl"

    The Other Boleyn Girl

    Director
    Justin Chadwick
    Runtime
    1 h 55 min
    Release Date
    28 February 2008
    Genres
    Drama, Romance
    Overview
    A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.
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  7. Poster for the movie "Red Cliff"

    Red Cliff

    Director
    John Woo
    Runtime
    2 h 30 min
    Release Date
    10 July 2008
    Genres
    Action, Adventure, Drama, War
    Overview
    In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of unprecedented scale. Left with no other hope for survival, the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu formed an unlikely alliance.
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  8. Poster for the movie "Valkyrie"

    Valkyrie

    Director
    Bryan Singer
    Runtime
    2 h 01 min
    Release Date
    25 December 2008
    Genres
    Drama, Thriller, History, War
    Overview
    Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the F├╝hrer.
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  9. Poster for the movie "Defiance"

    Defiance

    Director
    Edward Zwick
    Runtime
    2 h 17 min
    Release Date
    31 December 2008
    Genres
    Action, Drama, History, War
    Overview
    Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.
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  10. Poster for the movie "The Hurt Locker"

    The Hurt Locker

    Director
    Kathryn Bigelow
    Runtime
    2 h 11 min
    Release Date
    10 October 2008
    Genres
    Drama, Thriller, War
    Overview
    Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
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