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posted ago by CoinGuy ago by CoinGuy +1491 / -0

Non-US supoporter here who'd like to learn a bit more about US history. Apart from other sources, I thought I might as well watch a couple of movies about it.

So, if you know of any decent/good historical movies that are more or less historically accurate (I don't mind a bit of dramatisation as long as it stays true to the core of the historical truth). Obviously no leftist infested bullcrap, but that is probably self explanatory.

I don't mind slightly older movies, but not TOO old please. As for the period, anything goes, from pre-revolution to modern times. Maybe don't suggest too much WWII-related movies because I've already watched a whole lot of them.'

Thanks!

Edit: I was wondering why I got so many replies and then realized I got stickied! It's my very first sticky and I am humbled. Thank you everyone for the suggestions and for the sticky!

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shadypollster 146 points ago +152 / -6

Glory is an excellent Civil War movie.

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CoinGuy [S] 31 points ago +31 / -0

I'll defintiely look it up, thanks!

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NotDangerousGame 47 points ago +47 / -0

'Gettysburg', while we are on the civil war. Great soundtrack, shows the battle very methodically from both sides.

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Ocineaa 16 points ago +16 / -0

I walked Pickett's charge when my boy scout troop visited Gettysburg battlefield. Crazy shit. They still had a piece of the original fence up when I visited there like 22 years ago

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brutustyberius 14 points ago +14 / -0

Great movie. Lee riding out before the troops before Pickett's Charge was awesome! Martin Sheen mentioned he was overcome with emotion while shooting the scene and struggled to stay in character.

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Flipakademsarepedos 4 points ago +4 / -0

Came here to say this!!! Fantastic acting and production as well. They used so many real things that were used in the actual civil war!!!!!

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BannedbyRed 31 points ago +31 / -0

Glory may be a good movie... but all movies of that sort are still Hollywood movies. My experience is non-US people have an exaggerated view of racism in the US. My travel with the army gave me experiences that make me believe that the US is the least racist place but it talks about racism and points the racism finger more than anywhere else

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Red37 14 points ago +14 / -0

Agreed. 15 years in the army. I’ve been to 40+ states. I’ve also been to about 15 different countries in 4 continents. Every other place has a surprising amount of casual racism.

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Killroyusedtobehere 8 points ago +8 / -0

Keeps minorities on the Democrat plantation so they can harvest votes.

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2scoops2genders 7 points ago +7 / -0

This is very true. I spent 17 years in other countries and the only racism I’ve ever seen here is on the tv. Fuck red dot Indians though. - FJB

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EvanGRogers 3 points ago +3 / -0

I gotta hear the reason for the Red Dot comment

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NancyPelosisBoozeBin 3 points ago +3 / -0

Customer Service...

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LostViking1985 2 points ago +2 / -0

Dot vs feather

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EvanGRogers 2 points ago +2 / -0

I gotcha, but what happened to him to never trust an indian

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EvanGRogers 5 points ago +5 / -0

The US is absolutely the least racist country

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covok48 2 points ago +2 / -0

US Army Racism 80s-00s =/= US Army Racism in 1863.

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BackTheBoat 19 points ago +19 / -0

"The Distinguished Gentlemen"

Funny and informative.

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K-Harbour 7 points ago +9 / -2

Dr. Zhivago.

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MasklessMarvel 6 points ago +7 / -1

i think you mean Dr Chicago

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Usernames1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thats an awesome movie! But isn't that more Russian history than american?

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NancyPelosisBoozeBin 1 point ago +1 / -0

Hatfield & McCoy miniseries

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thebassdude 1 point ago +1 / -0

Filmed in Savannah, Georgia (USA).

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DrJosephWarren 14 points ago +14 / -0

Midway (the newer one). Fantastic and spot-on historically accurate retelling of the greatest American Naval victory in our history.

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Marshall2 6 points ago +6 / -0

If you want entertainment with history contained within the story, The Final Countdown 1980 has always been one of my favorites. Yes, there's time travel, but the history is introduced in an entertaining way.

https://ok.ru/video/391424707312

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DrJosephWarren 3 points ago +3 / -0

LOVE that movie

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Marshall2 4 points ago +4 / -0

I just watched it again. Didn't take much.

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NancyPelosisBoozeBin 1 point ago +1 / -0

How about the USS Indianapolis with Nick Cage?

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EvanGRogers 1 point ago +2 / -1

That movie was CCP funded nonsense parading faggot celebrities.

There was a little bit worth watching, but the instant I saw that off-label Chinese-funding company logo, alarms started blaring

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DrJosephWarren 2 points ago +2 / -0

It was as historically accurate as any war film I've ever seen.

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EvanGRogers 2 points ago +2 / -0

Oh it was, but you could see the pro-Chinesey crap inserted into it b/c the CCP company was financing it

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DrJosephWarren 1 point ago +1 / -0

I missed it I guess. That does suck. But I remain happy that the improbable events and straight up heroism on that fateful day, June 4th, 1942, didn't end up yet another Hollywood-ed up shitshow like Afflecks Pearl Harbor.

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WatchMaga 1 point ago +1 / -0

I recently watched this film and was amazed! It was critically panned. It's wonderful and educational. I learned stuff I never knew!

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AlohaSnackbar 11 points ago +11 / -0

It is a good movie, and reasonably historically accurate, but I'm not sure a sci-fi time travel movie is what the OP was looking for.

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bigdickhangsright 8 points ago +8 / -0

Barron Goes to Alpha Centauri fits the bill.

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covok48 2 points ago +2 / -0

Best Civil War movie ever made. Production values were off the charts.

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airborne3502 124 points ago +125 / -1

"The Right Stuff", about the American space program, will introduce you to one of the biggest badasses who ever lived - Chuck Yeager.

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Asun 33 points ago +34 / -1

Team America!

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prayinpede 16 points ago +16 / -0

Every July 4th i play America fuck yeah all day

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DrJosephWarren 9 points ago +10 / -1

Bed, Bath, and Beyond! - FUCK YEAH

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Neutral_admin 4 points ago +4 / -0

I need to start doing this.

I'm in Canada so it should be extra funny.

I also have one of these https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Storage-Solutions/PACKOUT/PACKOUT-Power-Tools/2950-20

And It's Hella loud so I should be able to crop dust the city.

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Baptito 4 points ago +4 / -0

Fuck Yah !

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Deplorable556 3 points ago +3 / -0

baseball FUCK YEAH! walmart FUCK YEAH!

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Madcracka 2 points ago +2 / -0

Definitely in my top 10

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FakeNametag 10 points ago +10 / -0

I just rewatched this about a month ago with my kids. It's really well done.

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Neutral_admin 8 points ago +8 / -0

The story of Matt Damon in that movie is fucking legend.

Matt was one of the only celebrities they were lampooning that they actually liked at the time and was originally written to be the reasonable and smart one. When making the marionette though, they had to keep starting over because no matter what they tried they kept making his puppet look like a Mongoloid. Eventually they went to Matt telling him about their new idea and asked if he was OK with it and Damon thought it was hilarious and that he would be pissed if they didn't do it.

"MATT DAMON!" Is the epitome of what Bob Ross called a happy little accident.

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Summer1776 8 points ago +8 / -0

Excellent book as well!

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airborne3502 11 points ago +11 / -0

They found Gus Grissom's capsule, Liberty Bell 7, and recovered it from the ocean floor.

I wish they had been able to recover the door and put to rest the question of whether or not Gus opened the door and caused the capsule to sink.

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Induceddrag 16 points ago +16 / -0

Wally Schirra asked the recovery crew to stay in Sigma 7 until he was on deck. At that point he used the explosive system to jettison the door. That activation left a superficial lesion on his hand, just like John Glenn had reported. Schirra want to prove that Grissom couldn’t have activated the jettison system because he sustained no injury to his hand. That’s how a pair of Naval Aviators went to bat for Grissom, an Air Force pilot.

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redd_i_ter 12 points ago +12 / -0

Also, RIP Fred Ward. Saw that yesterday and now see The Right Stuff mentioned here.

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I_Love_45-70_Gov 9 points ago +9 / -0

Damn.

I was pissed that there was no sequel to Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.

Prolly dated now, but a very funny movie with him starring.

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TheDigger3 4 points ago +5 / -1

https://youtu.be/_ZJUuDLqjzU

Includes the best facepalm ever

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AuPhalanx 10 points ago +10 / -0

I'm going to go with Gus on this and aver that it was a mechanical malfunction of some sort. I think everyone knew that, which is why he was selected for the Apollo mission. That, of course, ended in tragedy.

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MasklessMarvel 3 points ago +4 / -1

you think that door survived the vacuum of space and the heat and pressure of reentry and then just suddenly popped open?

he would have been better off saying he was in command of the ship, he felt the danger warranted opening the door and they could all suck on his love rocket

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AuPhalanx 10 points ago +10 / -0

I trust Gus Grissom's words. That’s all.

And with mechanical objects, just about anything is possible. They did how many tests with how many capsules pumped with pure oxygen? And then one little spark and no more Gus.

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MasklessMarvel 7 points ago +8 / -1

face it, space capsules hated Gus

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AuPhalanx 3 points ago +3 / -0

So did sandwiches. Wasn’t he the one who smuggled a sandwich aboard a Gemini flight?

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DrJosephWarren 2 points ago +4 / -2

He blew the bolts by mistake. He was probably just CYA. It in no way detracts from the man's skill, dedication, or legacy. He made a mistake, most of those guys did on their respective missions (Apollo). Hell, Armstrong forgot to shut down the engine on the surface of the moon, after the contact light came on for several long seconds, which could have seriously damaged the LEM. Humans make mistakes.

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AuPhalanx 3 points ago +3 / -0

I don’t disagree that humans make mistakes. So do mechanical objects; they malfunction. I'll believe Gus. And enjoy a splendid conversation with fellow space enthusiasts on a message board about the best US president since Jefferson.

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TheTPL 3 points ago +3 / -0

Armstrong also sat the LEM down manually better than the computer could do, so soft in fact that the shock absorbers didn't even retract (hence the ladder hop).

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Litecola2 8 points ago +8 / -0

I nominate "suck his love rocket" as the funniest subject-matched metaphor this year.

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peltast 4 points ago +4 / -0

THEY took his word. The big wheel , Chris Craft, or whatever, wouldn't have le him fly again if he had been a panicking wuss that he movie made him out to be.

Further, iirc, the explosive bolts weren't as reliable as made out to be.

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Neutral_admin 2 points ago +2 / -0

How many times did Columbia survive the vacuum of space? Challenger?

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NancyPelosisBoozeBin 3 points ago +3 / -0

One less than required...

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Neutral_admin 1 point ago +1 / -0

This answer is best answer

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A_Fish_That_Talks 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm a fan of space junk and have been to many sites to see it all. That capsule is in a little-known museum in Hutchinson, Kansas. We were working in Wichita once, heard about it, and drove over to it on an off day. They also have an SR-71 and a lot of material from Peenemunde/German V2 rocketry

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Moebius -3 points ago +1 / -4

Gus panicked, fucked up and didn't follow procedure. Everyone knew it at Canaveral AFS...and everybody was told to shut up...

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charlesthehammer 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lol. Ok

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NeoDragoon 6 points ago +6 / -0

Going to guess the film and not the recent series.

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Neutral_admin 3 points ago +3 / -0

I was introduced to Chuck Yeager through a dos flight Sim called Chuck yeager's Air combat.

Fantastic game, I think it was my first 60 fps experience, you could set up your own scenarios by telling a story and filling the blanks,

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lefty295 86 points ago +87 / -1

Modern: the big short - about the 2008 financial crisis

Pure entertainment: the patriot, full metal jacket, Forrest Gump,

Somewhat Accurate (at least more than the entertainment movies): Patton, Glory, Gettysburg, John adams miniseries, the Lincoln movie is ok, kinda slow, many many more if you’re willing to dive back into WW2.

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CoinGuy [S] 37 points ago +37 / -0

Watched the patriot yesterday actually, was pretty entertaining. The big short is a movie I wanted to watch but forgot about it, so thanks for the reminder.

Thanks for the other suggestions as well, I'll put them on my list for sure.

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lefty295 45 points ago +45 / -0

Yeah, the Patriot is basically the Braveheart of US history. It's a great movie, entertaining, but it's not exactly the most accurate thing, lol.

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Dystopiaslayer 32 points ago +35 / -3

"Patriot" wasn't accurate about the British slaughtering Americans in the southern theater but in New York and the North British-Allied Indians and British troops and loyalists were slaughtering hundreds or thousands of American civilians and hundreds or thousands of American troops all the time.

Cherry Valley and Wyoming Massacres were the most notorious. British Allied Indians in the War of 1812 were habitually torturing and slaughtering American civilians and troops too. It is disgusting how the British are considered "clean soldiers". The British were monsters in the Peninsular War during the Napoleonic Wars. They were slaughtering and raping local Spanish civilians and Spaniards were Britain's ALLIES!!! There is a reason the history books never mention the British and the Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal and try to talk about the other theaters that England fought in the Napoleonic Wars.

At the Battle of New Orleans the old British rapists from the Peninsular War were told by their officers that the "Beauty and Booty" of New Orleans and Louisiana Territory were promised to them if they defeat General Andrew Jackson. Scary to think about that.

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TGNX 1 point ago +1 / -0

They may have been focusing on the wrong kind of "hard," though.

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Liberals_R_Idiots 4 points ago +4 / -0

Regarding 1812 don't start wars you can't win. Simple.

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Kekintosh2020 10 points ago +10 / -0

Here we are again, with these proxies in eastern Europe

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Liberals_R_Idiots -12 points ago +1 / -13

WTF are you on about now retard?

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Infuriator 20 points ago +20 / -0

Honestly, that’s a bit of a rude response. Before you get pissy and yell, I identify as a black woman. So keep in mind anything you say is a racist hate crime that could land you in jail.

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Kekintosh2020 15 points ago +15 / -0

Shouldn't start wars you can't win.

We're doing that today. Right after 20 years in Asia, no contrition or reflection on the consequences of that quagmire.

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Druid_Con 3 points ago +3 / -0

The Royal navy broke rules of naval warfare repeatedly through ww2 also.

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TGNX 1 point ago +3 / -2

Not sure who all needs to hear this, but there are no rules in war. There are things that "polite" society shuns because they are often counter-productive, but there are no rules.

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covok48 1 point ago +2 / -1

You’re completely & deliberately inaccurate, but ok. This place has probably the least amount of historical knowledge of any site. Only Consume Product is worse.

British prison ships sucked, there was a mini-civil war within the southern colonies during the later part of the war, Americans burned the 5 Nations tribes into the ground & drove them to Canada.

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CoinGuy [S] 14 points ago +14 / -0

Yeah, obviously not accurate, but it was worth "detoruing" from the accurate side of things for the movie because it was entertaining and...I don't know how to explain it, but you just don't get movies with a storyline like that nowadays.

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Kinkinnatus 10 points ago +11 / -1

It's a personalized romanticization of the conflict between Swamp Fox Daniel Morgan and Colonel Banastre Tarleton, commander of the Loyalist Legion. Tarleton was much hated for his alleged massacring of surrendering Continentals, referred to mockingly as Tarleton's Quarter.

This phrase served as the rallying cry of the Americans who fought at Cowpens, in which Morgan took advantage of Tarleton's aggressiveness by forming the militia in front and feigning a rout after a brief exchange of volleys. The Legion pursued the militia right back to a strong Continental position from which they were thoroughly shot up. Thus ended Cornwallis' attempts to bring South Carolina under heel.

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Smarmcastic 9 points ago +9 / -0

Maybe the series "TURN"? Dunno about it's accuracy.

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liberpede 3 points ago +3 / -0

I believe that series at least makes the effort to include historically accurate elements...

In fact, I believe many of the characters are based on historical people.

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notCIA 8 points ago +8 / -0

I clearly remember running alongside Mel Gibson onto a battlefield while he screamed "FREEDOM" at the top of his lungs during the revolution.

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CrispyQuesoSalami 4 points ago +4 / -0

Its the American's movie about America!

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TheTPL 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's accurate enough, it's also cool to see Swamp Fox murals in his old stomping grounds.

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BaldEagle1337 37 points ago +37 / -0

You can't get better than the John Adams miniseries.

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CoinGuy [S] 10 points ago +10 / -0

Lots of people suggested that so I might try and find it and start watching it this evening, thanks!

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K-Harbour 11 points ago +11 / -0

Have not ever seen a better one than the John Adams mini-series.

The juxtaposition position of the two sons, alone, is paramount for your offspring to see.

To see exactly where US (and Ukraine) is heading, Dr. Zhivago is the next best.

To see the craziness of what we’ve been going through the past few years — have them start watching the old tv series Mission Impossible right now on MeTV. Every episode right now is a mini education in our Congress, pandemics, bribing officials, infiltration, infiltration, infiltration, bio terror, proxy wars, fake politicians, mis-information, extortion, blackmail, etc, etc, etc.

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MakeAmericaVapeAgain 1 point ago +1 / -0

i was looking for a reason to watch the old MI series. thanks!

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C_Taylor 1 point ago +1 / -0

so Long Patric Henry

Interestingly Culp made a guest appearance on the later Cosby show as an old friend of Dr. Huxtable and former tennis pro, suggesting America’s dad might have been an ex DIA agent.

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MakeAmericaVapeAgain 1 point ago +1 / -0

awesome. i only know of the show because of the coz. but i have never seen it. will check it out. thanks!

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HikingPatriot 6 points ago +6 / -0

I also agree about the John Adams miniseries. It's a great retelling of the Revolutionary war and the founding of the US. Even if it's not precisely accurate (how would I know?) the fundamentals are there to understand how this country came to be.

I would also recommend Monumental as a good source for learning about the Pilgrims as they made their way to the US and how they settled at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts. This movie also helps explain the fight for freedom of religion as the Pilgrims were escaping Europe because they believed the Kings were not living truly as the Bible directed. They wanted to live truly biblical lives and set the foundation for religious freedom in the US. One of our most important fundamental rights.

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EvanGRogers 1 point ago +1 / -0

Be careful. Thomas Jefferson is more important to US history, but everyone ignores him and instead makes movies about his rivals.

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LizzieinTexas 7 points ago +7 / -0

John Adams mini series is excellent. Any of David McCullough books are excellent.

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Induceddrag 1 point ago +1 / -0

They should do a miniseries for 1776. I loved that book.

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NC_patriot 3 points ago +3 / -0

LOVED the John Adams miniseries.

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Magabirdlady2 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ditto.

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Jackhererer 24 points ago +24 / -0

Richard jewel

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TruthyBrat 9 points ago +9 / -0

Great lesson in what a corrupt shit organization the FBI really is, and the events were from 25+ years ago. Other events in that time frame included Ruby Ridge and Waco. No one was ever held to account for any of those, does anyone think the organization ever got any better?

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prayinpede 4 points ago +4 / -0

https://youtu.be/YaxGNQE5ZLA

This is the history of our national anthem

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NancyPelosisBoozeBin 1 point ago +1 / -0

Margin Call explains a lot too...

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Mintap 16 points ago +16 / -0

I thought the Big Short got it wrong, and didn't address the real cause of the 2008 crisis

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Simple_Doot 27 points ago +27 / -0

Good movie but exactly my complaint. The government forced banks' subprime lending for the sake of equity and caused the whole mess. Not mentioned once in the movie. Christian bale as Michael Burry is by far my favorite character.

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RolandDelacroix 8 points ago +8 / -0

It's still Hollywood

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RonColumbus1 4 points ago +4 / -0

IF I had to pick one the blame goes to the SEC for failing to correctly rate the risk of collateralized mortgage obligations. They didn't do their job and a bubble was built on a false sense of security.

I thought Big Short was a good movie but tried to hard to put a bow on it and point one finger. There were many errors made by a wide variety of participants.

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Fundadores 3 points ago +3 / -0

I’ve been on T_D for what, 7 years now. I’ve never heard about this claim that the subprime loans were part of a move towards this equity BS. It makes sense, but where can I learn more about that? Was that implemented under GWB then?

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Kael 8 points ago +8 / -0

No, that was part of the Dodd frank fair housing act signed by Bill Clinton

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Dat_Patriot_Dude 1 point ago +1 / -0

The housing market started to crash under GWB but it hit rock bottom during Husain's term. Dont think this was fully caused solely on Obama

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Neutral_admin 7 points ago +7 / -0

What they are saying is it was regulations on lending under Clinton, forcing banks to lend sub-prime to the victimhood class who disproportionately couldn't pay their obligations.

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Oz_watch 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes. The movie revealed the loans were bad, but why were the loans bad? They were intentionally bad loans for racist reasons.

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charlesthehammer 1 point ago +1 / -0

“I’m not wrong”

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EvanGRogers 1 point ago +1 / -0

At the very.end, they point out that the corruption goes all the way to the Federal Reserve being in bed with top politicians.

But it's only briefly mentioned and there isn't much focus on it

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DickTick 12 points ago +13 / -1

Throw Dances with wolves into the pure entertainment one!

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GBA4ever 8 points ago +8 / -0

Last of the Mohicans with Daniel Day Lewis was better but kinda got swept aside for the feels of Dances with Wolves. Loved the soundtrack and sweeping visuals of early America. And some Indians were the bad guys.

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DickTick 1 point ago +1 / -0

That's why I like Dances with wolves, it kind of shows the good and bad on both sides

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just2groovy 3 points ago +3 / -0

I wanted to like this movie but I just cannot. His voice over is so emotionless. It is beautifully shot though.

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Husky 4 points ago +4 / -0

The voiceover was as an entry in his military journal, logging events.

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Kael 1 point ago +1 / -0

Great movie

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Barrabbas 6 points ago +9 / -3

Forrest Gump

Normalizing autism. I hate that movie.

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Fundadores 6 points ago +6 / -0

It’s entertaining, but in hindsight is it mostly a highlight reel of how The News wanted people to remember those years? I can easily imagine their version of 2022 and 2021, ugh and now the RUS V UKR thing.

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Gizmo17 2 points ago +2 / -0

John Adams! Hell yeah.

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Octomonkey 68 points ago +68 / -0

So I’m assuming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a not a good choice?

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Gryffinofgold 8 points ago +8 / -0

Lol

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brutustyberius 11 points ago +11 / -0

No but it’s awesome.

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BoatingAccident 6 points ago +6 / -0

So yes?

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Octomonkey 1 point ago +1 / -0

The book was one of my favorite fiction novels, but I hated the movie.

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XcaliburCaliber 2 points ago +2 / -0

No, but if we’re talking pure entertainment, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a delightful steaming dump of fun.

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tentigers99 68 points ago +68 / -0

Tombstone is a pretty accurate western and Gettysburg is an accurate Civil War movie. Both are from the 90's and will keep you interested. I like westerns so...I may be biased with these choices.

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CoinGuy [S] 14 points ago +14 / -0

Thanks for the suggestions! I don't mind westerns at all.

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Trump4allz 33 points ago +35 / -2

Tombstone is the best western ever made

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NeoDragoon 27 points ago +30 / -3

Unforgiven has entered the chat

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VarusSPQR 30 points ago +33 / -3

Outlaw Josey Wales enters chat

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Pissed_American 7 points ago +7 / -0

My personal favorite is Lone Wolf McQuade

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jennyfrutex 4 points ago +4 / -0

I love Lone Wolf McQuade so much! It's so gloriously fun.

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BoatingAccident 3 points ago +3 / -0

I saw it at the theater!

The good the bad and the ugly is also excellent

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Jack_HinsonTN 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's one of the finest movies ever made. Pretty much perfect storytelling.

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RocketSprocket 11 points ago +11 / -0

We thought about it for a long time, “Endeavor to persevere.” And when we had thought about it long enough, we declared war on the Union.

Lone Watie - Outlaw Josie Wales

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AceOfTrumps 1 point ago +1 / -0

> entered the chat using a one liner from tombstone

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JoeBidensDementia1 10 points ago +10 / -0

Open Range with Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall is my favorite.

A slow movie for the most part. A man just trying to make an honest living and be an honest man until he's pushed too far.

That gun fight at the end... fucking awesome.

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FredWinston2.0 5 points ago +5 / -0

Robert Duvall is second only to Clint Eastwood in western movies. I got hooked on him when I watched Lonesome Dove.

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Moebius 3 points ago +3 / -0

Another excellent choice...along with another Duvall movie Lonesome Dove. They took an actual recorded event from History (the Goodnight-Loving Stories) and gave it a little twist.

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BetaODork 2 points ago +3 / -1

This is the answer. Unforgiven a close second.

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Mintap 6 points ago +6 / -0

Disagree: Treasure of the Sierra Madre or High Noon

Also Lonesome Dove is pretty good.

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AslanFan 3 points ago +3 / -0

Rooster Cogburn

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Fuck_reddit34 3 points ago +3 / -0

The Searchers.

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borntacticool 5 points ago +7 / -2

I know people like stories about the Old West but true Americans should not have a boner for Wyatt Earp. He was a gun grabbing piece of shit, no wonder Hollywood loves him.

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Nomoralcompass89 4 points ago +4 / -0

I was sxrolling ti see if Tombstone is mentioned, because it is about history, just not war history. I think the expansion into the west and how that phase of America was is also important to understand.

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Whimpy13 2 points ago +2 / -0

What's your opinion on Gods and Generals? It was a long time since I watched it but I thought it wasn't good as Gettysburg was. I think it was the obvious duplication of people to make the battles seem more epic that ruined it for me.

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TheTPL 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm also going to add Dances with Wolves due to its solid portrayal of the Plains Indian Wars and the frontier West in general, as well as Wyatt Earp the movie, both Kevin Costner flicks. Wyatt Earp and Tombstone are both solid portrayals of certain events, locales and people, with both providing different levels of detail and breadth.

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Heavy_Metal_Patriot 47 points ago +52 / -5

Avoid movies. They're fiction, often 90% fiction with 10% fact. Watching movies to learn US history is one step better than playing WoW to learn about European history.

Get a US history book written pre-1980. Maybe pre-1950.

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CoinGuy [S] 14 points ago +14 / -0

That would definitely be something interesting to get. I'll look into it, see what options are on the table given that I assume it's pretty hard to get one where I am located.

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Everquest4Life 24 points ago +24 / -0

Books by David McCullough. Or audio book if you're into that.

1776 tells the story of the founding and war for independence. (The HBO Mini series about John Adams (2nd president) is also a book he wrote) He also has books on Truman, The Wright Brothers, and Teddy Roosevelt, who is a larger than life character and the quintessential American (Edmund Morris wrote a series on him which is fascinating as well).

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Why not read a man in his own words?

Texas: A novel, by James A. Michener. Tells the whole history of the great state of Texas, enough said.

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x79q3pb 3 points ago +3 / -0

Seconding the John Adams series. Also nice username!

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weebrian 3 points ago +3 / -0

1776 was one of the most readable history books ever, and I also second any of the biographies by Edmund Morris - not only TR, but Reagan and Edison too.

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Jack_HinsonTN 3 points ago +3 / -0

"Jack Hinson's One-Man War" by Tom C. McKenney for a bit of American Civil War history. "October Sky" by Homer Hickham is good for learning about a guy who became a NASA engineer from extremely humble beginnings. And if you're interested in something a bit more... esoteric, so to speak, "The Hunt For Zero Point" by Nick Cook is good (and was also published as a free PDF). The Author wanted the information in the book to get out regardless how many hard copies sold. Edit: Almost forgot, a really good early American history one is "Men with Sand: Great Explorers of the North American West" by John Moring.

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LizzieinTexas 2 points ago +3 / -1

I do audiobooks. I have all you listed and concur 100% with your list.

Ben Franklin audio book was very interesting. Texas, well, as you said, enough said.

Band of Brothers mini series is a good WWII mini series.

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TruthyBrat 7 points ago +7 / -0

Just get Larry Schweikart's A Patriot's History of the United States. He's the antidote to Howard Zinn. Larry has several related follow on books, but that's the one to start with.

https://www.amazon.com/Patriots-History-United-States-Entitlement/dp/1595231153

Read the product blurb and reviews there.

Edit: Larry also has a book titled How Trump Won. Since we're here.

https://www.amazon.com/How-Trump-Won-Inside-Revolution/dp/1621573958

Larry was on board the Trump train early.

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DJol 3 points ago +3 / -0

Just purchased Patriot's History from Amazon. Thanks for the recommendation.

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TruthyBrat 1 point ago +1 / -0

👍

Larry is good people. He has been on Free Republic for a long time, u/LS

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CharlieMike 2 points ago +2 / -0

For books, I would highly recommend two:

“Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence.”

“Signing Their Rights Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the United States Constitution.”

History non-fiction.

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Deplora 1 point ago +1 / -0

There are some older books available free on Google Books. E.g. this one is a grade school US History published in 1921 -- full text facsimile including maps and color illustrations, and downloadable as a PDF file:

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Mace_Bogardus_History_of_the_United_Stat/veM9AQAAMAAJ

Also a high school text published in 1924:

https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_History_of_the_United_States/d51PAQAAIAAJ

I'm sure there are some college texts there also. These are just what I found on a quick search. It's hard to find books by topic in Google Books -- much easier to find a title and author elsewhere and then look for the actual book on Google Books.

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Simple_Doot 12 points ago +12 / -0

I have an encyclopedia set from the 50s. Fairly based but obviously dated.

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AslanFan 18 points ago +18 / -0

This is one of the reasons my son is based today. An elderly uncle left a full set of Encyclopedia Brittanica that was printed throughout the 50's...I think the uncle originally got them once a month over a few years. By the time he was 10, my son had them almost memorized. The factoid tweenager was a little annoying at the time, but I'm thankful for that now!.

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KernalMustard 3 points ago +3 / -0

Sadly that was me too. I think that was the reason people thought I was Autisic. I just had a good memory. I had a recent girl friend who hated it. She would roll her eyes. I did the same when she started talking about horses

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2Fangz 5 points ago +5 / -0

Agreed. Pick up one of Teddy Roosevelt's books. Not biographies. One he wrote himself.

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debtfuelsthem 3 points ago +3 / -0

I wanna get my hands on older editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica

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Heavy_Metal_Patriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Estate sales and thrift stores.

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Plugthegamey 3 points ago +3 / -0

Idk movies made before 1965 are pretty good. Back when you were still allowed to cast white people in a story about all white people.. even in a story about Chinese people like The Good Earth. but yes media in general is meant to manipulate and sway public opinion or sell you something. It has never really been in the hands of a non biased party.

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BritchesGetStitches 45 points ago +45 / -0

Some not mentioned...

Gone With the Wind | 13 Hours | All Quiet on the Western Front | The Alamo (John Wayne) | The Shootist ( John Wayne) | Lone Survivor | Davy Crockett (Old 50s Disney Movie) | The John Adams series on HBO | We Were Soldiers | Band of Brothers series | The Pacific series | The Civil War - Ken Burns | Louis and Clark - Ken Burns | Vietnam - Ken Burns | Black Hawk Down

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kratomlol 19 points ago +19 / -0

The Pacific was a masterpiece absolutely incredible writing and cinematography

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kratomlol 8 points ago +8 / -0

Agree, liked them both but the pacific was really cathartic and stuck with me. It really captured the emotion and importance or reality for lack of better words of that time. Really ingrained in my memory what they went through.

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MasklessMarvel 7 points ago +8 / -1

mostly because the soldiers in the Pacific had it 10X harder than the ones in Europe

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Reddinatored 7 points ago +7 / -0

People like BoB because the whole series followed a single unit, which you could do in the European theater.

The Pacific had to cover so much more, and the battles were hellish. The entire series (except Basilone) was written based upon primary sources written by the characters; whereas BoB is a secondary source book by a great author.

Seeing ‘Tim’ from “Jurassic Park” all grown up as Eugene Sledge was awesome.

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the_sky_is_falling 2 points ago +2 / -0

I watched The Pacific first and then Band of Brothers.

The Pacific was definitely the better choice.

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2Fangz 11 points ago +11 / -0

Lone Survivor...

That's why you bring some stupid fuckin rope! Charlie Bronson's always got rope!

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quietam_uxorem 6 points ago +6 / -0

upvote for the Boondock Saints reference.

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shut_off_valve 4 points ago +4 / -0

Don't forget Sons of Liberty

IMO, an excellent 3 part miniseries.

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-c-i-a- 0 points ago +1 / -1

Not exactly historically accurate, though. More like a historical reboot with young actors and flashy production.

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UnitedStatesofSmash 2 points ago +2 / -0

To Hell and Back. Watch it.

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Cuetardian 1 point ago +1 / -0

Will agree with Gone with the Wind, John Adams HBO miniseries, and anything by Ken Burns.

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CollinsvilleJunkie2 39 points ago +41 / -2

Any doc by Ken Burns is good, even though he's a commie shitbag now.

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TNVol 29 points ago +29 / -0

He always was.

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Simple_Doot 13 points ago +13 / -0

AlwaysWas.jpeg

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FrankZappaSA 9 points ago +9 / -0

He always was, but he makes real documentaries (unlike propagandists like Michael Moore). The subject of the documentaries and the experts he chooses can slant the documentary a bit towards the left, but he’s always had experts who have been non biased and phenomenal. (I.e. - Shelby Foote from the Civil War series comes to mind. In that vein—Shelby Foote’s Civil War books are probably the best American History books you can read. They are VERY long, but absolutely worth it.)

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Tip-O-Matic 4 points ago +4 / -0

I love his Vietnam documentary. He showed how messed up things were in Washington, and how they dragged it out way longer than they needed to.

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FrankZappaSA 2 points ago +2 / -0

Agree. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… there was any President that competes with Biden as “worst President ever,” it’s LBJ, not Carter. The main difference is that LBJ wasn’t intentionally trying to destroy the country, I don’t think.

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amopheldupsidedown 7 points ago +7 / -0

The civil war doc is great.

You can just watch the first hour to get a summary, and if you like it you can keep watching the full 9. A lot easier getting people into it by saying it is an hour rather than "here, eat this 9 hour elephant"

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covok48 2 points ago +2 / -0

Sure, I loved him shoehorning slavery in every 15 minutes in case your forgot about it.

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amopheldupsidedown 0 points ago +1 / -1

Still better than tv, with them shoehorning woke ads in your face every 10

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covok48 1 point ago +1 / -0

Comparing a 1990 documentary to 2022 commercial sets the bar really really low.

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amopheldupsidedown 0 points ago +1 / -1

well, it's comparing what you or me or any schmuck can be wasting your time on today, and a lot of people still waste plenty of time with tv. Next time your watching tv, you or OP might consider a less crappy alternative. Kind of like picking out the brownie mix with 40% less feces than the competitor, really a no-brainer.

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covok48 1 point ago +1 / -0

Talk about tilting at windmills.

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Tom_Brett 7 points ago +7 / -0

I Fast forwarded through every slavery lecture in the Ben Franklin doc and it was good.

I mean they can have a few segments on it but my God like every half an hour they said something.

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Magabirdlady2 2 points ago +2 / -0

The Civil War. Loved it. But Burns not so much.

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Wiggle-Hard 31 points ago +31 / -0

1)Last of the mohicans was the war before the revolution the french and indian war, not exactly usa but just before it

2)tora tora tora

3)legend of josie wales

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Reddinatored 14 points ago +14 / -0

I’ll second Last of the Mohicans

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covok48 1 point ago +1 / -0

I loved that movie too, but seeing the British army disintegrate during every Huron attack was always eye rolling. It’s become a meme.

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Al_Swearengen 4 points ago +4 / -0

Was looking for this. Definitely captures the free man spirit, not a slave to the state. Live off the land, big government will only fuck you, frontier style American values.

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Wiggle-Hard 4 points ago +4 / -0

The Clint Eastwood movie I listed was actually called the outlaw Josie Wales I believe but if you’re going to watch your old movie that is by far one of the best westerns ever made in my humble opinion

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Vikingcrusader 26 points ago +26 / -0

SANDLOT!

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Juantinntwo 5 points ago +5 / -0

Times have shifted away from baseball, but I like to think MAGA is referring to Sandlot USA

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covok48 1 point ago +1 / -0

Baseball got way too Hispanic.

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Magabirdlady2 2 points ago +2 / -0

❤️

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first_amendment 23 points ago +23 / -0

Since the Clinton Presidency: 1984, idiocracy (free on youtube).

really, I don't watch many movies. But you probably mean things like Gettysburg.

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CoinGuy [S] 12 points ago +12 / -0

Can't argue with you there on idiocracy. I'd also dare say it's valid for a lot of other countries apart from the US (cough EU cough).

I think I've heard of Gettysburg and I will look into it now, thanks!

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MasklessMarvel -1 points ago +1 / -2

Idiocracy is passe

Watch Don't Look Up

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FrankZappaSA 5 points ago +5 / -0

Idiocracy is more accurate.

Don’t Look Up is a little too woke for me. Plus it is unbelievable. You know that if a life-ending asteroid was coming, they would tell us we all need to wear hard hats to protect each other’s safety.

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KS-76- 22 points ago +22 / -0

Turned: Washington's Spies Also The Civil War: Documentary by Ken Burns

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ohhwerd 3 points ago +3 / -0

Man, The ending to Turn was good

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TennesseeScorpio 22 points ago +24 / -2

“Free State of Jones” is a fantastic film with Matthew McConaughey! It accurately accounts the Democrat party during and after the civil war. The parties never “flipped” and shows how they have always been the racist and devisive party they still are. ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OoopsItslipped 2 points ago +2 / -0

Free State of Jones was actually pretty good but the end just drags. There were at least two or three times I thought the movie was over and moved to get up before being like “oop, I guess there’s more” and sitting back down again. Plus by the end I really had to pee, so that didn’t help. Lol

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Amaroq64 20 points ago +20 / -0

Thanks to the public schooling system, we don't know our own history very well either. :P

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CoinGuy [S] 10 points ago +10 / -0

It's regrettable, even more so given that the US is not the only place where this applies.

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debtfuelsthem 3 points ago +3 / -0

or civics - teach them about weird shit instead of civics, math, history and finance - so they can get away with the bullshit they are doing now

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Ella101 3 points ago +3 / -0

True

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UnitedStatesofSmash 19 points ago +19 / -0

In all seriousness, watch "To Hell and Back" with Audie Murphy. It will seem like it's fiction until you read more about it. He actually had to reign it in so it would be MORE believable than the truth (which is that Audie Murphy may have been the baddest motherfucker to ever walk this planet)

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HolographicTacoSalad 2 points ago +2 / -0

Watch it while listening to Sabaton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj4O63Swowo

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journalist 18 points ago +18 / -0

Sgt. York

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DonttrustChina 17 points ago +17 / -0

I dunno why this isn't on the list yet, but, Apollo 13.

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HappyHelper 9 points ago +9 / -0

I don't know about you but I can't even watch good movies with actors I know to be bad people anymore.

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RosettaStone 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm with you there. I used to love American Beauty, and Big, for example.

I have the same problem with a lot of TV series with young stars, that I used to think were just fun shows, and now I can't stop worrying about what Disney and Hollywood put those young stars through.

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jennyfrutex 3 points ago +3 / -0

Negative, Jim, I do not have the measles.

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StudleyHungwell57 14 points ago +14 / -0

" Idiocracy " 2006 Starring Luke Wilson. Maya Rudolph, Dax shepherd and Terry Crews

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live_free 5 points ago +5 / -0

President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Camacho

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RosettaStone 2 points ago +2 / -0

He reminds me of AOC.

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CoinGuy [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

That's about world history, not US history, dummy!

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FakeNametag 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's not history, it's the future!

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CoinGuy [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Well, it can be both, especially if you're looking at the past 20 years or so.

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Bkjackson1978 1 point ago +1 / -0

I still haven't ever seen this movie, but I'm going to have to now that Dr. Studley Hungwell has mentioned it! Dammit, you are a fucking genius, Studley!

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MasklessMarvel -1 points ago +2 / -3

If you like that you'll like Don't Look Up

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RosettaStone 2 points ago +2 / -0

I assume you were down-voted by someone who has not seen the movie.

The down-vote is probably based on the movie's publicity, which claims that the movie is about climate change (implying that it's about Republicans ignoring climate change), which is easy to believe, considering who is in the movie.

But the movie is really about the stupidity of Washington, and about how the Politicians, and special interests, will march the rest of us straight into disaster, if they think it serves their interests.

I enjoyed the movie, and recommend it.

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MasklessMarvel -1 points ago +2 / -3

i have a stalker

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MasklessMarvel 13 points ago +14 / -1

The Gangs of New York

Nearly 100% accurate and scarily like how things are today

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CoinGuy [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Found that in an online list yesterday and thought it could be interesting.

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MasklessMarvel 5 points ago +6 / -1

Daniel Day Lewis is good in historical movies such as Lincoln and There Will Be Blood

Fun fact: His sister is a documentarian

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TheTPL 5 points ago +5 / -0

Not to mention The Last of the Mohicans, right down to his accent.

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GBA4ever 1 point ago +1 / -0

Loved the way he said “Ken-tuck-yee.”

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PepeTheFrug 3 points ago +3 / -0

Gangs of new york is a solid choice

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Neophilus 12 points ago +12 / -0

The Last of the Mohicans - it is a fictional story but set against the backdrop of real events of the French Indian war. It portrays some real engagements of the war as well.

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Weneedanewplague 2 points ago +2 / -0

Also it was actually shot in the blue ridge mountains (not ny).

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TheTPL 1 point ago +1 / -0

It was shot in New York and North Carolina (Part of the Smokey Mountains look a lot like the Adirondacks).

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Hippopoonis 12 points ago +12 / -0
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CoinGuy [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

Already watched Band of Brothers a while ago, but a good suggestion nonetheless!

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Wiggle-Hard 11 points ago +11 / -0

Cold mountain with jude law is great

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MasklessMarvel 4 points ago +5 / -1

i like movies like that one and Gangs of New York that show how the Civil War affected the country aside from the fighting

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brutustyberius 1 point ago +1 / -0

The book was a masterpiece.

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RumorControl 11 points ago +12 / -1

Wag the Dog and Team America: World Police are a great laugh and on the nose

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KernalMustard 2 points ago +2 / -0

The pussies are covered in shit scene gets me every time. lmao

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TheAwakePatriot 11 points ago +11 / -0

The Alamo.

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Cakes4077 10 points ago +10 / -0

The History Channel has a few miniseries I always found interesting like The Men Who Built America about individuals like Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, JP Morgan. There is also The Men Built America: Frontiersmen, The Titans that Built America, America: the Story of Us.

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Smarmcastic 3 points ago +3 / -0

I remember "World At War" was a series from the 70's? Not sure where you can find it these days.

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Deplorable556 9 points ago +9 / -0

blazing saddles

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minotaurbeach 9 points ago +9 / -0

Gone with the Wind

https://archive.org/details/gonewiththewind1939bluray

It is a three hour movie, but worth it. The history is accurate, Joy Ried demanded it be banned because it debunks her version of white people stealing black people's culture, you can watch it or download it here.

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Magabirdlady2 3 points ago +3 / -0

❤️

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MasklessMarvel 2 points ago +3 / -1

HBO banned Gone with the Wind because the way it portrayed blacks was racist

Then they found out that the first black ever to win an Oscar was in it

So they added a video of some black woman saying dey ain' like dat to the beginning and started showing it again

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Agent_86 8 points ago +9 / -1

The Patriot with Mel Gibson.

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Ella101 1 point ago +1 / -0

THIS ONE. WATCH THIS ONE FIRST. MUST WATCH. THIS IS THE ONE. SEE THIS FIRST.

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ElPimentoDeCheese 8 points ago +8 / -0

We Were Soldiers is a really good one.

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Pissed_American 2 points ago +2 / -0

I like how all the soldiers look like they're old enough to all have sons in the war too

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MoldySideOfBeef 8 points ago +8 / -0

John Adams HBO series with Paul Giamatti.

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BurgerChef90 2 points ago +2 / -0

I second this. The Killing series is great. I like it so much, I have every book in it, and I rush out to buy each new book in the series the day it’s released. Even if I’m like 6 books behind lol.

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RBFace 7 points ago +7 / -0

John Adams mini series

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Mintap 7 points ago +7 / -0

Need more Westerns. High Noon is excellent

Also Little House on the Prairie

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KernalMustard 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah Little House on the Prairie is good to see a late 1800's non western. It's pretty clean too. Your kid's can watch it. Throw the Waltons in there too. Depression era West Virginia

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Quietam_Unum 7 points ago +7 / -0

TV series "TURN" (with backward "R") is based on colonists spying on the British military before/during the revolution.

Edit to add: Bill O'Reilly's series "Legends and Lies" -- repetitive in places but fairly accurate.

Book: "A Patriot's History of the United States" by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen.

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Reddinatored 4 points ago +4 / -0

Good Gracious I loved Turn. I still hate Capt Simcoe. Just fantastic

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BurgerChef90 2 points ago +2 / -0

You know where to find Legends and Lies? I’ve looked all over for a place to watch it and can’t find it. I have the companion books so I wanna see the show

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Quietam_Unum 1 point ago +1 / -0

You know where to find Legends and Lies?

I found them on streaming sites. Not any official one and not all of them in any one place. If you have the books, you probably have more detail and a lot more info that a video.

Try sites with inblockit in their names or search for titles with "mp4" "mkv" or "streaming" in the search string. Stubbornness and some imagination will get you there. It is a real easter-egg hunt and after enough times I can't remember where I found stuff. Sites disappear all the time too; eztv.it used to be a GREAT place -- gone now.

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Bax101 6 points ago +6 / -0

Hamburger Hill - Its an 80's flick, but it's a good Vietnam Movie about the battles intensity.

They Live - As a sci-fi movie it represents the great reset agenda of 2030 and the battle to take back the United States.

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DERedRider 6 points ago +6 / -0

We Were Soldiers

Saving Private Ryan

Midway

Tora Tora Tora

Battle of the Bulge

Also 2000 Mules about the 2020 election fraud and Capital Punishment about January 6th.

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Winner45 5 points ago +5 / -0

::wants to know about us history:: ::doesn’t want to watch old movies::

Old movies ARE history.

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ljsilver0000 5 points ago +5 / -0

Some I haven't seen listed - 1776 (1972), Sergeant York, The longest Day, Patton, Midway (2019), Ford v Ferrari, Richard Jewell, Free State of Jones, Hacksaw Ridge, Apollo 13, The Spirit of St. Louis

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MadMaxUSMC 4 points ago +4 / -0

Watch Band of Brothers!

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TheTPL 2 points ago +2 / -0

Also, The Pacific.

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PatriotPress27 4 points ago +4 / -0

The patriot

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Shayhawk 4 points ago +4 / -0

The old History channel special from back in the day. Its a 10 part series called "The Revolution"

It is hands down the best. Period.

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EdmondDantesDog 4 points ago +4 / -0

Idiocracy

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KilroyJCNJ 4 points ago +4 / -0

“The Oxbow Incident”

“Mr. Roberts” (actually an excellent essay on leadership and management)

“King of the North”

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AslanFan 3 points ago +3 / -0

Oxbow is one of my all-time favorites. Chilling and eerily metaphoric of today's environment.

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KilroyJCNJ 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yay!! Someone else has seen it!!!!!! 🤣👍

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younglion11 4 points ago +4 / -0

David Barton of Wallbuilders is a good resource on US history, especially the moral and religious heritage of our founding.

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ttamp 4 points ago +6 / -2

Watch documentaries

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CoinGuy [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

Do you have any in mind that you think are good?

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ttamp 4 points ago +5 / -1

There is alot on the tubi app for free they have a documentary section. It has a really wide range of subjects what are you most interested in?

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CoinGuy [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

Well, to be honest the 1800's are a period I'm more interested in because it's a period in US history that I know the least about. Pre 1800 would also be interesting. Also tubi app? You mean YT?

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airborne3502 11 points ago +11 / -0

Check out "The Men Who Built America."

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FakeNametag 7 points ago +7 / -0

It has a bunch of interludes when some businessman comes in and gives his perspective. The first interlude, I heard a very familiar voice, our man Donald J Trump!

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orange_popcicle 1 point ago +1 / -0

You may be interested in a YouTuber called "Townsend's". They cover a lot about American life in the 18th century.

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just2groovy 1 point ago +1 / -0

Tubi is its own app.

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ttamp -1 points ago +2 / -3

No its a app called tubi for smart tvs but i think its for pc and phones too but im not sure. But old stuff like that you can probably find all you want on YouTube too they probably don't bother to censor much of the old stuff. Im a bit of a conspiracy theorist so i dont want to lead you in a direction that you might not be interested in but i feel like America was started out by mostly freemasons nearly everyone who signed the declaration of independence where masons and mostly all of the first presidents were. Their symbolism is all over Washington dc even how the streets run our money everything is full of symbolism. Then you get to the civil war it has alot of interesting stories. Look up the original Louisiana purchase

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Dystopiaslayer 4 points ago +5 / -1

Masons are not all that bad though. You really think George Washington was evil?

I like the theory that the Masons were corrupted over time. Washington's Masons were not at all like today's Masons.

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MasklessMarvel 2 points ago +3 / -1

Masons are not all that bad though.

Perry Mason put a lot of bad people in jail

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T_DforTrump2020 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ahaha!

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ttamp -1 points ago +1 / -2

Not saying he was evil just pointing out the influence the masons had in our founding fathers and that the symbolism has lasted to this day. Nobody alive today really will know what was going on back then but i guess the really high ranking that hold the secrets

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CoinGuy [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm partly aware of the masonic roots and the symbols. I'm not that knowledgeable about it, but I have a general idea about it.

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ttamp -1 points ago +1 / -2

I just did a search on YouTube for first european settlers in america and it has plenty to get started with im about to watch a couple now

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ScrewReddit 1 point ago +1 / -0

A year ago I would have agreed with you, but Tubi just lists a bunch of crap in their documentary listings now.

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ttamp -1 points ago +1 / -2

I dont know how their algorithm works or whatever they use but i have seen several really interesting documentaries on there one of them was right here in Louisiana that i had never heard the story about a opiod crises a doctor started by selling fake prescriptions and many more all true stories

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ScrewReddit 2 points ago +2 / -0

I've watched some really good ones on there as well. Lately, though, I've seen mostly pop culture stuff - aliens, serial killers, etc.

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ttamp -1 points ago +1 / -2

You are right i have noticed it i fucked up and watched the jeffrey dahmer one that dude was sick. Recently though i saw a good one on jfk and showed how bush sr. And the c.i.a started drug trafficking it was real interesting it showed how someone cut jfk ear and head to make it look like he was shot from the side or from behind but he was shot from the front i had never seen those before and after pics before

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Jack_HinsonTN 1 point ago +1 / -0

The Making Of MoTown. Really interesting documentary about some of the best music to come out of the USA and featuring the people who made it happen.

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OoopsItslipped 1 point ago +1 / -0

Anything by Ken Burns is good but especially: The Civil War, Prohibition, Baseball, and The Vietnam War

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MasklessMarvel 0 points ago +1 / -1

Any Ken Burns documentary

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malooch 3 points ago +3 / -0

The John Adams miniseries HBO did in 2008 was fantastic.

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spez_this 3 points ago +3 / -0

The 2008 John Adams miniseries.

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notCIA 3 points ago +3 / -0

That's honestly a pretty tall order. I haven't been able to find one that wasn't leftist bullshit in a long time.