2018 History Movies

Overlord (2018)

  • Genre: Fantasy, History

On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. Image is from Hellboy (2004).

12 Strong (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Drama, History

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

This film is based on a true story, using Doug Stanton’s book, Horse Soldiers, as its primary source of inspiration. 12 Strong has been in development for quite some time, with the script first bought by Walt Disney Pictures for producer Jerry Bruckheimer in 2009. The project eventually moved homes to Warner Bros. and started to pick up steam in 2016 when director Nicolai Fuglsig came on board. Fuglsig is making his feature film debut with the picture. Principal photography started in January 2017.

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Chappaquiddick (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Drama, History, Thriller

n 1969, Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy drives his car into the water in Chappaquiddick. His passenger, the young campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne, is trapped in the car and left to die alone. Kennedy does not immediately call the police. He instead returns to his hotel, sobers up, attempts to establish an alibi, and calls in the help of his dominant father to save his political career. This film is based on a true story.

The film has been in development since 2015, when Sam Taylor-Johnson signed on to direct. She ultimately passed and the project lingered until 2016 when Jason Clarke and the rest of the cast came onboard. Director John Curran began principal photography in September 2016. Chappaquiddick held its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival. Distributor Entertainment Studios originally had it pegged for an awards season run, but decided to push the film back to a spring 2018 release.

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