From the decade that witnessed 'Lord of the Rings - Return of the King' scoop up all its 11 academy award nominations, enjoyed our comprehensive selection of all Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2000 - 2009.
An eclectic selection of the best modern warfare (20th century onwards) related movies of all time, all the way from 'Run Silent Run Deep' to 'American Sniper'. If you're a war-buff, we're sure you won't walk away empty-handed!
While his leading roles in historical epics don't display a religious degree of respect for historical accuracy (because what Roman wouldn't pay to see their emperoror fight a gladiator to the death), the strength of Crowe's rugged charisma is undeniable.
Remember reading about that gladiator who had the chance to fight the Roman emperor 1 on 1 in the colosseum before the whole city? Yeah, me neither. THESE movies actually show respect for the way things occurred, with only a little bit of Hollywood sizzle on the steak.
From the war on terror to fighting Hitler on the beaches, the tales of these brave men and women will last forever. Be sure to check out 'Flags of Our Fathers', an epic tale of camaraderie between six young men in the later stages of WW2.
Modern movies in the vein of 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen': watch Victorian-era gentlemen battle Machiavellian evil-geniuses, woefully under-equipped colonial foes, and, the greatest enemy of all: their own emotions. Oh, and yes, we realize not all fit directly in to the Victorian era - pedants!
From whalers to warships, these period pieces look back at legendary ships and the heroes who commanded them; will have you staging naval battles in the bath-tub, nice and quiet, so your wife doesn't hear the cannon fire.
Movies in the vein of 'Pirates of the Caribbean': Daredevil heroes, sword-fights, treasure, and maidens in need of a-rescuing abound in these contemporary swashbucklers. Check out 'Captain Alatriste' for a hidden-gem starring none other than Viggo Mortensen!