History Movies
Spotlight

Spotlight

Spotlight
IMDb: 8.1
129

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys….

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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
IMDb: 7.2
122

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game
IMDb: 8.0
113

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret…

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Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii
IMDb: 5.5
105

In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has…

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club
IMDb: 8.0
117

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

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Genre: Drama, History
Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks
IMDb: 7.5
125

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
IMDb: 8.1
134

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon…

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Genre: Drama, History
Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty
IMDb: 7.4
157

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6…

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Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Les Misérables
IMDb: 7.6
157

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

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Genre: Drama, History
Lincoln

Lincoln

Lincoln
IMDb: 7.4
149

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course…

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Genre: Drama, History
J. Edgar

J. Edgar

J. Edgar
IMDb: 6.6
137

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech
IMDb: 8.0
118

The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (‘Bertie’) reluctantly assumes the throne….

Genre: Drama, History
The Way Back

The Way Back

The Way Back
IMDb: 7.3
133

Peter Weir’s follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man’s struggle for freedom. At the dawn of…

Invictus

Invictus

Invictus
IMDb: 7.3
134

Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of…

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Genre: Drama, History
Public Enemies

Public Enemies

Public Enemies
IMDb: 7.0
140

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger’s charm and audacity endear him to much of America’s downtrodden public, but he’s also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
The Young Victoria

The Young Victoria

The Young Victoria
IMDb: 7.3
105

As the only legitimate heir of England’s King William, teenage Victoria gets caught up in the political machinations of her own family. Victoria’s mother wants her to sign a regency…

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Defiance

Defiance

Defiance
IMDb: 7.2
137

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis….

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Valkyrie

Valkyrie

Valkyrie
IMDb: 7.1
121

Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government…

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Ip Man

Ip Man

Ip Man
IMDb: 8.0
108

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place…

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Milk

Milk

Milk
IMDb: 7.6
128

The story of California’s first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the…

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Genre: Drama, History
W.

W.

W.
IMDb: 6.3
131

Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through…

Genre: Drama, History
Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon
IMDb: 7.7
122

For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Duchess

The Duchess

The Duchess
IMDb: 6.9
110

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Hunger

Hunger

Hunger
IMDb: 7.6
96

The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison…

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Genre: Drama, History
Charlie Wilson’s War

Charlie Wilson’s War

Charlie Wilson’s War
IMDb: 7.1
102

The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson’s covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Elizabeth: The Golden Age
IMDb: 6.9
114

When Queen Elizabeth’s reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain’s invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd
IMDb: 6.7
167

Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father’s suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values…

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Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers
IMDb: 7.1
132

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette
IMDb: 6.4
123

The retelling of France’s iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the…

Genre: Drama, History
The New World

The New World

The New World
IMDb: 6.7
135

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.

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Munich

Munich

Munich
IMDb: 7.6
164

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits…

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha
IMDb: 7.4
145

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a…

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Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man
IMDb: 8.0
144

The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially…

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Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven
IMDb: 7.2
144

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

Alexander

Alexander

Alexander
IMDb: 5.6
175

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any…

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda
IMDb: 8.1
121

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Downfall

Downfall

Downfall
IMDb: 8.2
156

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In…

Genre: Drama, History, War
King Arthur

King Arthur

King Arthur
IMDb: 6.3
126

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the ‘Sarmatian hypothesis’ which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and…

Troy

Troy

Troy
IMDb: 7.2
163

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and…

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Miracle

Miracle

Miracle
IMDb: 7.5
135

In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team’s coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic…

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Genre: Drama, History