300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

–[ < 1 MIN READ] 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Queen Gorgo of Sparta tells her men about the Battle of Marathon, in which King Darius of Persia was killed by General Themistocles of Athens ten years earlier. Darius’s son, Xerxes, witnesses his father’s death, and is advised to not continue the war, since only “the gods can …

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Red Cliff (2008)

–[ < 1 MIN READ] This Chinese war epic depicts the Battle of Red Cliffs at the end of the Han dynasty, just before the Three Kingdoms period in imperial China. Prime Minister Cao Cao has convinced Emperor Han that in order to unite all of China, war must be waged on the kingdoms in the west and …

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300 (2006)

–[ < 1 MIN READ] Based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller, the story of “300” is loosely based on the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. between the Persian and Spartan army—the latter of which, led by King Leonidas (Gerard Butler in the film), is vastly outnumbered.

Apocalypto (2006)

–[ < 1 MIN READ] As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate.

King David (1985)

–[ < 1 MIN READ] King David (1985) Israel circa 1,000 B.C. The adult life of David, who would eventually become King of Israel, is presented. The blessing of the Prophets, as the voice of God, is required before the King can take any major action. It is because God is annoyed with King Saul for not following his …

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