The great thing about historical movies is that they bring past time periods and/or actual events to life. Reading about them in books is great, but having someone visualize them for you can help add depth of understanding. This is undoubtedly one of the main reasons why this genre has continually thrived over the decades. Audiences love to see the past recreated.
Despite that love, the following historical movies all flopped at the box office. This didn't happen because they're bad. Far from it - they're really quite good. Instead, they were victims of the myriad factors that can cause any movie to perform weakly at the box office, from poor marketing campaigns, to non-commercial subject matter, to release dates that saw them up against heavy hitters. Whatever the reason, these are pictures with something to offer, and they deserve a second chance at finding a wider audience. The next time you want to take a cinematic trip back in time, check out one of these underappreciated gems.
- 11,080 VOTESPhoto: Warner Bros. Pictures
- 2890 VOTESPhoto: 20th Century Fox
- 3616 VOTESPhoto: Universal Pictures
- 4313 VOTESPhoto: Lionsgate
- 5363 VOTESPhoto: Paramount Pictures
- Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures