History Movies
Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain
IMDb: 7.2
154

In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across…

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai
IMDb: 7.7
154

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that…

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York
IMDb: 7.5
167

It’s 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Hero

Hero

Hero
IMDb: 7.9
99

One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.

K-19: The Widowmaker

K-19: The Widowmaker

K-19: The Widowmaker
IMDb: 6.7
138

When Russia’s first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

We Were Soldiers

We Were Soldiers

We Were Soldiers
IMDb: 7.2
138

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

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Genre: Action, History, War
Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday
IMDb: 7.7
107

The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.

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Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down
IMDb: 7.7
144

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy…

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Genre: Action, History, War
Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
IMDb: 6.1
183

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval…

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Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates
IMDb: 7.6
131

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf
IMDb: 7.1
137

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by…

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The Patriot

The Patriot

The Patriot
IMDb: 7.2
165

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon
IMDb: 7.4
118

A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Anna and the King

Anna and the King

Anna and the King
IMDb: 6.7
148

The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced…

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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
IMDb: 6.4
158

In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world’s greatest army…

The 13th Warrior

The 13th Warrior

The 13th Warrior
IMDb: 6.6
102

A Muslim ambassador exiled from his homeland, Ahmad ibn Fadlan finds himself in the company of Vikings. While the behavior of the Norsemen initially offends ibn Fadlan, the more cultured…

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The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line
IMDb: 7.6
171

Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love
IMDb: 7.1
122

Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, “Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter,” before it’s even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into…

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
IMDb: 7.5
124

The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred…

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Genre: Drama, History
Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan
IMDb: 8.6
169

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Les Misérables
IMDb: 7.5
134

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men’s lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of…

The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask
IMDb: 6.5
132

Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis, Athos and Porthos, have fought together with their friend, D’Artagnan. But with the tyrannical King Louis using his power to wreak havoc…

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Amistad

Amistad

Amistad
IMDb: 7.3
155

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in…

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Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet
IMDb: 7.0
136

Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied…

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Wilde

Wilde

Wilde
IMDb: 6.9
118

The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with…

Genre: Drama, History
Evita

Evita

Evita
IMDb: 6.3
134

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Crucible

The Crucible

The Crucible
IMDb: 6.8
124

Based upon the play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller (who wrote the screen adaptation), the Salem witch trials in 1692 plunge the Massachusetts Bay colony into chaos.

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Genre: Drama, History
Michael Collins

Michael Collins

Michael Collins
IMDb: 7.2
132

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.

Kama Sutra – A Tale of Love

Kama Sutra – A Tale of Love

Kama Sutra – A Tale of Love
IMDb: 6.0
117

Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. Tara gets…

Basquiat

Basquiat

Basquiat
IMDb: 6.9
108

The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.

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Genre: Drama, History
Nixon

Nixon

Nixon
IMDb: 7.1
192

An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from…

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Genre: Drama, History
Apollo 13

Apollo 13

Apollo 13
IMDb: 7.6
140

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning…

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Genre: Drama, History
Braveheart

Braveheart

Braveheart
IMDb: 8.4
178

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord’s soldiers. This leads the village to…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Rob Roy

Rob Roy

Rob Roy
IMDb: 6.9
139

In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle…

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The Madness of King George

The Madness of King George

The Madness of King George
IMDb: 7.2
107

King George III’s erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Ed Wood

Ed Wood

Ed Wood
IMDb: 7.9
127

The mostly true story of the legendary “worst director of all time”, who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Quiz Show

Quiz Show

Quiz Show
IMDb: 7.5
133

Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.

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Genre: Drama, History
Queen Margot

Queen Margot

Queen Margot
IMDb: 7.5
162

The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is…

Genre: Drama, History
Schindler’s List

Schindler’s List

Schindler’s List
IMDb: 8.9
195

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Gettysburg

Gettysburg

Gettysburg
IMDb: 7.7
254

Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through…

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Genre: Drama, History, War