Historical Movies by Plot

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Can you name the films based on history by plot summary?

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Plot SummaryMovie TitleParticulars
An Irish Rebel emerges from the 1916 Easter Uprising to free Ireland from British controlLiam Neeson, Julia Roberts (1996)
The abuse of a black South African freedom fighter is exposed by a white journalistKevin Kline, Denzel Washington (1987)
An American journalist consorts with the left intelligentsia in 1910s Greenwich Village before traveling to Russia to cover the Bolshevik Revolution in 1918Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton (1981)
The son of a British businessman in China goes missing amid the Japanese invasion of China in the 1940s and survives with the help of an American expatriateChristian Bale, John Malkovich (1987)
A British officer becomes intimately involved in the Arab Revolt during the First World WarPeter O'Toole, Omar Sharif (1962)
An aging, anger-prone pugilist recalls his violent past both in the ring and in personal lifeRobert De Niro, Joe Pesci (1980)
A master's mate aboard a British naval vessel leads the crew in a revolt against it's abusive captainCharles Laughton, Clark Gable (1935)
Allied soldiers attempt a daring mass-exodus from a Germany POW camp during World War IISteve McQueen, Richard Attenborough (1963)
A burgeoning rock star's career is marred by the scandal he creates when he marries his 13-year-old cousinDennis Quaid, Winona Ryder (1989)
A country superstar fights addiction and personal demons with the help of the First Family of Country MusicJoaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon (2005)
Plot SummaryMovie TitleParticulars
A Tennessee hillbilly becomes the most decorated American soldier of the First World War after he single-handedly captures 132 German soldiersGary Cooper, Walter Brennan (1941)
A bank robbing couple is pursued across the central United States during the Great DepressionWarren Beatty, Faye Dunaway (1967)
Two journalists follow the trail of a burglary at the Democratic National Committee headquarters all the way to the Oval OfficeDustin Hoffman, Robert Redford (1976)
The son of German immigrants to America becomes one of the greatest first basemen in baseball history before learning he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosisGary Cooper, Teresa Wright (1942)
A gay businessman moves to San Francisco and becomes the world's most famous advocate for gay rightsSean Penn, Josh Brolin (2008)
A 1920s coal mine-workers' strike in West Virginia comes under the attack of 'private police' hired by the mining companyChris Cooper, James Earl Jones (1987)
The F.B.I. investigates the disappearance of three civil rights workers in Philadelphia, MississippiGene Hackman, Willem Dafoe (1988)
A Venitian composer has a crisis of faith when he finds that his less austere Viennese contemporary has considerably more natural talentF. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce (1984)
An African-American man goes from street thug to a leading figure in the Nation of Islam and the Civil Rights MovementDenzel Washington, Spike Lee (1992)
Two American outlaws escape with their mutual romantic interest to Bolivia, where they continue their exploitsPaul Newman, Robert Redford (1969)

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