History Movies
Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Cleopatra
IMDb: 7.0
192 min

Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and…

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Khartoum

Khartoum

Khartoum
IMDb: 6.9
128 min

English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to…

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Genre: History, War
Tobruk

Tobruk

Tobruk
IMDb: 6.4
107 min

In September 1942, the German Afrika Korps under Rommel have successfully pushed the Allies back into Egypt. A counter-attack is planned, for which the fuel dumps at Tobruk are a…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Isadora

Isadora

Isadora
IMDb: 7.7
131 min

A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people’s ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on…

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1776

1776

1776
IMDb: 7.6
141 min

The film focuses on the representatives of the Thirteen original colonies who participated in the Second Continental Congress. 1776 depicts the three months of deliberation (and, oftentimes, acrimonious debate) that…

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The Hindenburg

The Hindenburg

The Hindenburg
IMDb: 6.2
125 min

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its…

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The Wind and the Lion

The Wind and the Lion

The Wind and the Lion
IMDb: 7.0
119 min

At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.

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Cross of Iron

Cross of Iron

Cross of Iron
IMDb: 7.5
119 min

It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
The Message

The Message

The Message
IMDb: 8.3
177 min

Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.

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Zulu Dawn

Zulu Dawn

Zulu Dawn
IMDb: 6.6
98 min

In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously…

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Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant
IMDb: 7.9
107 min

During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
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
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
IMDb: 7.3
123 min

In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his…

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Genre: Drama, History
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
Ran

Ran

Ran
IMDb: 8.2
162 min

Set in Japan in the 16th century (or so), an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
The Pagan Queen

The Pagan Queen

The Pagan Queen
IMDb: 3.6
99 min

A controversial film about the end of the old pagan world in central Europe, THE PAGAN QUEEN is based on the Czech legend of Libuse, the Slavic queen of 8th…

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The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum
IMDb: 7.6
142 min

Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up…

Genre: Drama, History, War
The Lost Battalion

The Lost Battalion

The Lost Battalion
IMDb: 7.1
92 min

Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Flying Tigers

Flying Tigers

Flying Tigers
IMDb: 6.8
102 min

Jim Gordon commands a unit of the famed Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group which fought the Japanese in China before America’s entry into World War II. Gordon must send…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Hangmen Also Die!

Hangmen Also Die!

Hangmen Also Die!
IMDb: 7.5
134 min

During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, surgeon Dr. Franticek Svoboda, a Czech patriot, assassinates the brutal “Hangman of Europe”, Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich, and is wounded in the process. In his…

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Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games
IMDb: 8.0
86 min

Orphaned after a Nazi air raid, Paulette, a young Parisian girl, runs into Michel, an older peasant boy, and the two quickly become close. Together, they try to make sense…

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Genre: Drama, History
Demetrius and the Gladiators

Demetrius and the Gladiators

Demetrius and the Gladiators
IMDb: 6.6
101 min

The story picks up at the point where “The Robe” ends, following the martyrdom of Diana and Marcellus. Christ’s robe is conveyed to Peter for safe-keeping, but the emperor Caligula…

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Richard III

Richard III

Richard III
IMDb: 7.6
161 min

Shakespeare’s powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

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Genre: Drama, History
Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood
IMDb: 8.1
110 min

Mikio and Washizu are the commanders of the 1st and 2nd Fortress under a local lord, who reigns in the Spiders’ Web Castle. After defeating the lord’s enemies in battle,…

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Genre: Drama, History
Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur
IMDb: 8.1
212 min

Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, the third film version of Civil War vet Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. It premiered…

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Exodus

Exodus

Exodus
IMDb: 6.8
208 min

The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus….

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind
IMDb: 8.2
128 min

This gripping adaptation of the Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee play examines an issue that still causes great controversy: the role religion should play in the schools.

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Genre: Drama, History
Spartacus

Spartacus

Spartacus
IMDb: 7.9
197 min

Spartacus is a 1960 American historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty
IMDb: 7.2
178 min

The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means…

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In the Crosswind

In the Crosswind

In the Crosswind
IMDb: 7.7
90 min

June 14, 1941, 3 a.m. Over 40000 people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are deported by Soviets to Siberia. Among them is a philosophy student Erna, a happily married mother…

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Genre: History, War
The Clan

The Clan

The Clan
IMDb: 7.0
108 min

When it was first released in Argentina, Pablo Trapero’s film had the highest opening box-office of all time. The key to that success is simply that The Clan is based…

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September Dawn

September Dawn

September Dawn
IMDb: 5.7
111 min

A story set against the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the film is based upon the tragedy which occurred in Utah in 1857. A group of settlers, traveling on wagons, was murdered…

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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 Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen
IMDb: 7.2
106 min

During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the “Tuskegee…

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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter
IMDb: 5.2
135 min

Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the…

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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
The Little House

The Little House

The Little House
IMDb: 7.3
136 min

Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her…

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Genre: Drama, Family, History
The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale

The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale

The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale
IMDb: 7.3
139 min

While the Kingdom of Korea is under occupation by the Japanese, an old and experience hunter is challenged by the hunt of the last tiger.

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The Edge of Love

The Edge of Love

The Edge of Love
IMDb: 6.3
110 min

Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both.

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
IMDb: 5.8
96 min

Silent film master D.W. Griffith’s first talkie works as a companion piece to his classic BIRTH OF A NATION, providing a detailed biographical sketch of the 16th president. We see…

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Genre: Drama, History