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Power Rankings: Historical Dramas

Want to get smarter while being entertained? Go through our Power Rankings of the best Historical Dramas and feel your brain grow! (Historical accuracy may vary)


Title: The Patriot

Release Date: June 28, 2000


Plot: Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.


Title: Inglourious Basterds

Release Date: August 21, 2009


Plot: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.


Title: Tombstone

Release Date: December 25, 1993


Plot: A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.


Title: Black Hawk Down

Release Date: January 18, 2002


Plot: 160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.


Title: Lincoln

Release Date: November 16, 2012


Plot: As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.


Title: Braveheart

Release Date: May 24, 1995


Plot: Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England.


Title: Saving Private Ryan

Release Date: July 24, 1998


Plot: Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.


Title: Gangs of New York

Release Date: December 20, 2002


Plot: In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.


Title: Schindler's List

Release Date: February 4, 1994


Plot: In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.


Title: Gladiator

Release Date: May 5, 2000


Plot: A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.

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