Films

Historical Films for the Project

You may not choose any of the class films, nor any of the films listed from previous semesters that were the class votes for the best sites from the 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 HIST 329 classes.

Class Films

Pocahontas (1995)
Last of the Mohicans (1992)
The Patriot (2000)
Amistad (1997)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Glory (1989)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Matewan (1987)
Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Long Walk Home (1990)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Reefer Madness (1938)
All the President’s Men (1976)

Voted Best Projects by the class in 2008/2010/2012/2014/2016/2018 iterations of HIST 329

12 Years a Slave (2013); 13 Days (2000); 1776 (1972); Apocalypse Now (1979); Apollo 13 (1995); Bonnie and Clyde (1967);  Cinderella Man (2005), Citizen Kane (1941); Cold Mountain (2003); Dances With Wolves (1990); The Death of Stalin (2017); Forrest Gump (1994); Frost/Nixon (2008); Gettysburg (1993); Full Metal Jacket (1987); Gangs of New York (2002); Gods and Generals (2003); Good Shepherd (2006); Iron Jawed Angels (2004); Lincoln (2012); Little Women (1994); M*A*S*H* (1970); Patton (1970); Pearl Harbor (2001); Platoon (1986); Straight out of Compton; They Died With Their Boots On (1941); Wall Street (1987)

You MAY choose from the following films, on a first-come, first-served basis by emailing me your request.  When it is approved, I’ll put your name next to the film on this page.  If there is already a name next to a film, then it is taken.

  • What is below is not at all an exclusive list of historical films, so you can make the case for others.
  • Keep in mind that not all of these films are available via streaming or through UMW.

 

 

42 (2013)–Morgan G.

A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

The Alamo (1960, 2004) — Wilson L.

Argo (2012) — Cat K.

The Aviator (2004)

Beloved (1998)

Black Robe (1991)

Bobby (2006)

Casualties of War (1989)

Chaplin–A. Wilson

Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

The Color Purple (1985)

Coming Home (1978)

The Conspirator (2011) — Lauren S.

The Crossing? (2000) — Ethan K.

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Dr. Strangelove (1964)–Lyndsey C.

Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

The Front Page (1931)

Flags of our Fathers (2006)

Flyboys (2006)

Good Morning, Vietnam — Ashley D.

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)–Audrey S.

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

The Green Berets (1968)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967)

Heaven and Earth (1993)

Hester Street (1975) [May be hard to find]

J. Edgar (2011)–

Jesse James (1940)

JFK (1991) — Kaylee W.

The Longest Day (1962)

Loving (2016)

Malcolm X (1992)

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1957)

Memphis Belle (1990)

The Men (1950)

Milk (2008) — Purnaja P.

Mississippi Burning (1988)

The Molly Maguires (1970) — Dan D.

The New World (2005) — Tara S.

Norma Rae (1979)

Nixon (1995)

North Country (2009) –Madison R.

PT 109 (1963)

Public Enemies (2009)

Red Tails (2012) — Mariah M.

Reds (1981)

Revolution (1985) — Ethan K.

Right Stuff (1983)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)–Kimberly S.

Scarlet Letter (1995)

The Searchers (1956)

Sergeant York (1941)

Sounder (1972)

Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

Tea and Sympathy (1956)

Thin Red Line (1998)

We Were Soldiers (2002) — Antonio D.

World Trade Center (2006) — Megan W.

The Untouchables (1987)

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) — Daniel W.

Zodiac (2007) — Jordan P.


More Recent Films (may be harder to find sufficient scholarly work on them)

All the Money in the World (2017)

The Big Short (2015)

Chappaquiddick (2017)

First Man (2018)

Free State of Jones (2016)

Ford v. Ferrari (2019)

Fury (2014)

Green Book ()

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Harriet (2019) — Helen D.

Hidden Figures (2016)

Hostiles (2017)

Jackie (2016) — Janis S.

Judy (2019)

Midway (2019)

The Post (2017)

Race (2016)

Selma (2015)

Spotlight (2015)

Unbroken (2014)

The Witch (2015)