September 2015 Historical Dramas

September 2015 Historical Dramas


All of these dramas are based in history somewhat. The first two are biopics of Whitey Bulger and Bobby Fischer. Labyrinth of Lies tells the story about how the German government tried to cover up Nazi crimes in WWII. Stonewall is based on history, but has a fictional lead character to tell the story.


Black Mass


Release Date: September 18, 2015

Cast: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Corey Stoll, Rory Cochrane, Sienna Miller, Adam Scott

Director: Scott Cooper

Johnny Depp stars as notorious mobster Whitey Bulger and how he had the FBI do a lot of his bidding for years.

Pawn Sacrifice


Release Date: September 18, 2015

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert

Director: Edward Zwick

Tobey Maguire plays chess prodigy Bobby Fischer who struggled with mental illness that came with his genius while also getting caught up in Cold War when he went up against a Russian chess player.

Labyrinth of Lies


Release Date: September 30, 2015

Cast: Alexander Fehling, Andre Szymanski, Friederike Becht, Johannes Krisch, Hansi Jochmann, Johann Von Bulow, Robert Hunger-Buhler, Lukas Miko, Gert Voss

Director: Giulio Ricciarelli

Fifteen years after WWII, Germany is trying to forget about what happened, but one young lawyer wants to prosecute former Nazi soldiers and bring to light the people responsible.



Release Date: September 25, 2015

Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joey King, Ron Perlman, Jonny Beauchamp

Director: Roland Emmerich

In 1969, a man finds himself in New York’s Greenwich Village where he finds discrimination and harassment from the police that leads to the Stonewall Riots.


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