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The Best Movies of All Time Inspired by Great Historical Events

The 25 Best Movies of All Time Inspired by Great Historical Events: Life of Jesus: 'The Gospel According to St. Matthew', Triumph of the Roman Empire: 'Gladiator', The Trial of Joan of Arc: 'The Passion of Joan of Arc' and more

2007 financial crisis: 'The Big Short'

©Paramount Pictures

9/11: 'United 93'

©Universal Pictures

Rwandan genocide: 'Hotel Rwanda'

©United Artists

The Cold War: 'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb'

©Columbia Pictures

Apartheid: 'District 9'

©TriStar Pictures

Watergate: 'All the President's Men'

©Wildwood Enterprises

The moon landing: 'The Right Stuff'

©The Ladd Company

Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.: 'Selma'

©Harpo Films

Assassination of JFK: 'JFK'

©Warner Bros

U.S. Civil Rights Movement: 'Malcolm X'

©Largo International N.V.

The Vietnam War: 'Apocalypse Now'

©American Zoetrope

Life of Gandhi: 'Gandhi'

©International Film Investors

D-Day: 'Saving Private Ryan'

©Dreamworks Pictures

Nazi concentration camps: 'Schindler's List'

©Universal Pictures

Irish Civil War: 'The Wind that Shakes the Barley'

©Sixteen Films

Russian Revolution: 'Doctor Zhivago'

©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

World War I: 'Paths of Glory'

©Bryna Productions

The Civil War: 'Dances with Wolves'

©Tig Productions

Napoleonic Wars: 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World'

©Twentieth Century Fox

The American Revolution: 'Hamilton'

©Walt Disney Pictures

French and Indian War: 'The Last of the Mohicans'

©Twentieth Century Fox

Atlantic slave trade: 'Amistad'

©Dreamworks Pictures

The Trial of Joan of Arc: 'The Passion of Joan of Arc'

©Société générale des films

Triumph of the Roman Empire: 'Gladiator'

©Dreamworks Pictures

Life of Jesus: 'The Gospel According to St. Matthew'

©Arco Film

The 25 best movies of all time inspired by great historical events

©Paramount Pictures