History Movies
Schindler’s List

Schindler’s List

Schindler’s List
IMDb: 8.9
195 min

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
Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan
IMDb: 8.6
169 min

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
Braveheart

Braveheart

Braveheart
IMDb: 8.4
178 min

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
Das Boot

Das Boot

Das Boot
IMDb: 8.4
149 min

A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Amadeus

Amadeus

Amadeus
IMDb: 8.3
160 min

The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival, Antonio Salieri—now confined to an insane asylum.

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Genre: Drama, History, Music
Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
IMDb: 8.3
216 min

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence’s mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic…

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Downfall

Downfall

Downfall
IMDb: 8.2
156 min

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…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
The Great Escape

The Great Escape

The Great Escape
IMDb: 8.2
172 min

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security ‘escape-proof’ camp to sit out…

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The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man
IMDb: 8.2
124 min

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his “owner” as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and…

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Genre: Drama, History
Come and See

Come and See

Come and See
IMDb: 8.2
142 min

The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family’s wishes. There he meets a…

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Genre: Drama, History, Horror, War
Judgment at Nuremberg

Judgment at Nuremberg

Judgment at Nuremberg
IMDb: 8.2
186 min

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai
IMDb: 8.2
161 min

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Ran

Ran

Ran
IMDb: 8.2
162 min

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa’s late-life masterpiece, a profound…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev
IMDb: 8.2
205 min

An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually…

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Genre: Drama, History
Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti
IMDb: 8.2
167 min

After a group of friends graduate from Delhi University, they listlessly haunt their old campus, until a British filmmaker casts them in a film she’s making about freedom fighters under…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc
IMDb: 8.1
114 min

A classic of the silent age, this film tells the story of the doomed but ultimately canonized 15th-century teenage warrior. On trial for claiming she’d spoken to God, Jeanne d’Arc…

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Genre: Drama, History
Spotlight

Spotlight

Spotlight
IMDb: 8.1
129 min

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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Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge
IMDb: 8.1
139 min

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
IMDb: 8.1
134 min

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
Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur
IMDb: 8.1
212 min

Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jew, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus…

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Gandhi

Gandhi

Gandhi
IMDb: 8.1
191 min

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance…

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Genre: Drama, History
Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda
IMDb: 8.1
121 min

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…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers
IMDb: 8.1
121 min

Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws

Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws

Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws
IMDb: 6.3
116 min

A movie company comes to Oklahoma to convince legendary lawmen Bill Tilghman to star in a bank robbery silent film featuring real outlaws. Tilghman reluctantly agrees, not realizing everyone’s lives…

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Birdy

Birdy

Birdy
IMDb: 7.3
120 min

Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds – but now believes he really is a bird, and has…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies
IMDb: 6.8
133 min

Centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over…

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The Tudors

The Tudors

The Tudors
TMDb: 7.7
55 min

The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human…

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Anna and the King

Anna and the King

Anna and the King
IMDb: 6.7
148 min

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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Titus

Titus

Titus
IMDb: 7.2
162 min

Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare’s goriest and earliest tragedy.

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The 13th Warrior

The 13th Warrior

The 13th Warrior
IMDb: 6.6
102 min

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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Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon
IMDb: 7.4
118 min

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

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
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
148 min

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 Patriot

The Patriot

The Patriot
IMDb: 7.2
165 min

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
In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
IMDb: 6.9
122 min

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human…

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Papillon

Papillon

Papillon
IMDb: 7.1
133 min

Henri “Papillon” Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld, is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, where he forges a strong friendship…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Karmouz War

Karmouz War

Karmouz War
IMDb: 6.9
114 min

During the 1940s, a girl was raped by a group of English soldiers, and three young Egyptians retaliate. The British soldier is being held at the Karamouz police station in…

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Selma

Selma

Selma
IMDb: 7.5
128 min

“Selma,” as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game
IMDb: 8.0
114 min

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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Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks
IMDb: 7.5
125 min

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

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair
IMDb: 7.6
137 min

A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.