These epic movies - whether they be set in the old west or contemporary gangland - cut to the heart of the American mythos, employing such archetypes as the lone gunslinger, the kingpin poised for disaster, and the wayfarer with eyes only for home.
Historical films depicting the American Colonial Era up until the Civil War - Watch the pioneers pioneer, the fathers found, and the patriots...patriot? Make sure to check out Steven Spielberg's 'Amistad' for a hard-hitting look at the slave-trade!
A collection of movies from Braveheart to today, based on wars before the First World War. Not all stick to the historical facts - as if we knew them anyway - but all are guaranteed to have you hunting for cheap broadswords online.