Starting with the classic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lChJz2DSpsE
Man, someone should stream Lawrence of Arabia tonight in honor of /his/. It was just put on Netflix. I've seen the movie twice this year, no joke, and am totally willing to watch it a third.
Are we including series? If so, Three Kingdoms and Legend of the Galactic Heroes (though it's not a history movie per se, the author of the books it's based on is a massive history buff and certainly a series anyone who's a history buff themselves will appreciate.)
Russell Crowe is a ship captain in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, being pursued by a stronger French ship roundabout South America. He uses cunning tricks to deal with this, and the movie is about as realistic a depiction of the times as you'll ever see, and a large chunk of the movie was shot on an actual tall ship. The only historical inaccuracy noted by critics is a scene in which ships attempt to fight in a storm, though it may be argued that this is a symptom of the captain's personality rather than the times. Well, that and a bit less screaming than there ought to be in the fight scenes.
Also the book series it's based on has like 20 books and they're all great.
Too bad there are no good medieval history movies. I am pretty well"read" in movies and I have yet to see/hear of a single good movie about European medieval history.
>Inb4 the extended cut of Kingdom of Heaven.
It's about a white poverished minority struggling against discrimination and racism themselves. Really inspirational.
But it's past the 25 year rules though, so not really topical to the board.
Reminder that T.E. Lawrence wrote a gargantuan memoir on the Arab Revolt.
The Seventh Seal most definitely does not count, it is a modern movie with a medieval setting. A case could be made for Bergman's The Virgin Spring, being based on a medieval poem and from what I remember, no fantasy.
Pretty historically inaccurate but I really like pic related