The Best Historical Films of the 2000s

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Gladiator 2000, 155 min.

Ridley Scott     Starring: Russell CroweJoaquin PhoenixConnie Nielsen

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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300 2007, 116 min.

Zack Snyder     Starring: Gerard ButlerLena HeadeyDominic West

Action    Based-on-Comics    Epic

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Ip Man 2008, 106 min.

Wilson Yip     Starring: Donnie YenSimon YamSiu-Wong Fan

Action    Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic

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Hero 2002, 99 min.

Yimou Zhang     Starring: Jet LiTony Leung Chiu WaiMaggie Cheung

Action    Epic    Foreign Language Film

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The Last Samurai 2003, 154 min.

Edward Zwick     Starring: Ken WatanabeTom CruiseWilliam Atherton

Drama    Epic    Historical Epic

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The Patriot 2000, 165 min.

Roland Emmerich     Starring: Mel GibsonHeath LedgerChris Cooper

Epic    Historical Epic    Historical Film

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Thirteen Days 2000, 145 min.

Roger Donaldson     Starring: Kevin CostnerSteven CulpDylan Baker

Docudrama    Drama    Historical Film

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Red Cliff 2008, 148 min.

John Woo     Starring: Wei ZhaoTakeshi KaneshiroTony Leung Chiu Wai

Adventure    Costume Adventure    Epic

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Apocalypto 2006, 139 min.

Mel Gibson     Starring: Rudy YoungbloodDalia HernandezCarlos Emilio Baez

Action    Chase Movie    Epic

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Troy 2004, 163 min.

Wolfgang Petersen     Starring: Eric BanaOrlando BloomDiane Kruger

Historical Film    Epic    Sword-and-Sandal

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