|Which is the better film?|
|The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc||Alexander|
Each is a historical epic centered around an iconic military leader (Joan of Arc/Alexander the Great) who even at a young age effectively leads their people (The French/The Macedonians) in a campaign against a rival powerful kingdom that seeks to conquer them. (England/The Persian Empire) Their foibles and insecurities are explored, and by the end their restless zeal to continue their campaign puts them at odds with their closest allies. Ultimately leading to their eventual betrayal and the death of the protagonist.