The Top 20 Historical Films of the 2000s

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1

Gladiator

2000    Ridley Scott    Rated R

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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2

Gangs of New York

2002    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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3

300

2007    Zack Snyder    Rated R

Action    Based-on-Comics    Epic

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5

Hero

2002    Yimou Zhang    Rated PG13

Action    Epic    Foreign Language Film

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6

Ip Man

2008    Wilson Yip    Not Rated

Action    Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic

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7

The Last Samurai

2003    Edward Zwick    Rated R

Drama    Epic    Historical Epic

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8

The Patriot

2000    Roland Emmerich    Rated R

Epic    Historical Epic    Historical Film

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10

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

2006    Ken Loach    Not Rated

Drama    Historical Film    Period Film

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11

Thirteen Days

2000    Roger Donaldson    Rated PG13

Docudrama    Drama    Historical Film

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12

Red Cliff

2008    John Woo    Rated R

Adventure    Costume Adventure    Epic

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13

The New World

2005    Terrence Malick    Rated PG13

Costume Romance    Drama    Historical Film

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14

Apocalypto

2006    Mel Gibson    Rated R

Action    Chase Movie    Epic

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15

Troy

2004    Wolfgang Petersen    Rated R

Historical Film    Epic    Sword-and-Sandal

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16

Che: Part One

2008    Steven Soderbergh    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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17

Kingdom of Heaven

2005    Ridley Scott    Rated R

Historical Film    Epic    Historical Epic

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18

Marie Antoinette

2006    Sofia Coppola    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Epic

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19

Valkyrie

2008    Bryan Singer    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Ensemble Film    Historical Film

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20

John Adams

2008    Tom Hooper    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Historical Epic

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