Historical films are generally based upon true events and real people, but many movies in this genre are notorious for stretching the facts. Regardless of the lacking historical truth, numerous historical films are a feast for the eyes. The sets and costumes are key elements of the story and take audiences away to a lost time and place. I have compiled a top 5 list of my favorite historical films for you to checkout from the library. Don’t forget to list your top 5 favorite historical movies for everyone to read by posting a comment below.
5. La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc/The Messenger (I love both of these films and couldn’t pick one over the other. The first movie is a wonderful silent film about Joan of Arc’s trial and execution. The second is a Luc Besson film that follows Joan of Arc through her battles, trial, and execution.)