History Movies
The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises
IMDb: 7.8
126 min

A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.

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Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii
IMDb: 5.5
105 min

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…

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A Field in England

A Field in England

A Field in England
IMDb: 6.3
90 min

During the Civil War in 17th-Century England, a small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by an alchemist, who forces the…

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The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men
IMDb: N/A
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Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and…

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Walking with the Enemy

Walking with the Enemy

Walking with the Enemy
IMDb: 6.4
124 min

Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power…

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
For No Good Reason

For No Good Reason

For No Good Reason
IMDb: 7.0
89 min

For No Good Reason a film about Ralph Steadman. Johnny Depp guides the visually stunning journey, smashing narrative conventions, moving seamlessly from interview to animation and in the finest Gonzo…

The Railway Man

The Railway Man

The Railway Man
IMDb: 7.1
116 min

A victim from World War II’s “Death Railway” sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.

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Genre: Drama, History
The Last Sentence

The Last Sentence

The Last Sentence
IMDb: 6.1
126 min

Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”….

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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…

The Better Angels

The Better Angels

The Better Angels
IMDb: 6.1
95 min

At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one…

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Genre: Drama, History
Red Army

Red Army

Red Army
IMDb: 7.6
84 min

A documentary highlighting the Soviet Union’s legendary and enigmatic hockey training culture and world-dominating team through the eyes of the team’s Captain Slava Fetisov, following his shift from hockey star…

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Beloved Sisters

Beloved Sisters

Beloved Sisters
IMDb: 6.1
138 min

A love triangle forms between post-Enlightenment writer Friedrich Schiller and two sisters — one who became his wife, and the other, his biographer.

True Story

True Story

True Story
IMDb: 6.3
99 min

A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel’s name.

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Set Fire to the Stars

Set Fire to the Stars

Set Fire to the Stars
IMDb: 5.8
97 min

An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.

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Genre: Drama, History
Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth
IMDb: 7.3
129 min

Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Love & Mercy

Love & Mercy

Love & Mercy
IMDb: 7.4
121 min

In the late 1960s, the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson stops touring, produces “Pet Sounds” and begins to lose his grip on reality. By the 1980s, Wilson, under the sway of…

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Genre: Drama, History, Music
Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies
IMDb: 7.6
87 min

A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as…

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The Look of Silence

The Look of Silence

The Look of Silence
IMDb: 8.3
103 min

A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Jimmy’s Hall

Jimmy’s Hall

Jimmy’s Hall
IMDb: 6.7
109 min

Jimmy Gralton returns from New York and reopens his beloved community hall, only to meet opposition from the local parish.

Genre: Drama, History
Labyrinth of Lies

Labyrinth of Lies

Labyrinth of Lies
IMDb: 7.3
124 min

A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.

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Genre: Drama, History
Stonewall

Stonewall

Stonewall
IMDb: 5.3
129 min

Kicked out by his parents, a gay teenager leaves small-town Indiana for New York’s Greenwich Village, where growing discrimination against the gay community leads to riots on June 28, 1969.

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Genre: Drama, History
Black Mass

Black Mass

Black Mass
IMDb: 6.9
123 min

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Suffragette

Suffragette

Suffragette
IMDb: 6.9
106 min

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

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Genre: Drama, History
Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
IMDb: 7.2
122 min

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…

Genre: Drama, History
The 33

The 33

The 33
IMDb: 6.9
127 min

Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.

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Genre: Drama, History
Spotlight

Spotlight

Spotlight
IMDb: 8.1
129 min

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

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Concussion

Concussion

Concussion
IMDb: 7.1
123 min

A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a…

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Genre: Drama, History
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 is assaulted by something no one could believe—a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense…

Macbeth

Macbeth

Macbeth
IMDb: 6.6
113 min

Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting…

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The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours
IMDb: 6.8
117 min

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

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Ip Man 3

Ip Man 3

Ip Man 3
IMDb: 7.1
105 min

When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
IMDb: 7.3
144 min

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

The Last Man on the Moon

The Last Man on the Moon

The Last Man on the Moon
IMDb: 7.4
95 min

The 1960s was an extraordinary time for the United States. Unburdened by post-war reparations, Americans were preoccupied with other developments like NASA, the game-changing space programme that put Neil Armstrong…

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Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle
IMDb: 7.4
106 min

The feel-good story of Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself—even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help…

The Witch

The Witch

The Witch
IMDb: 6.9
92 min

In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies…

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Risen

Risen

Risen
IMDb: 6.3
107 min

Clavius, a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to…

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Genre: Drama, History
Race

Race

Race
IMDb: 7.1
134 min

Based on the story of Jesse Owens, the athlete whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
The Young Messiah

The Young Messiah

The Young Messiah
IMDb: 5.7
111 min

Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus…

Genre: Drama, History
Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon
IMDb: 6.4
86 min

In 1970, a few days before Christmas, Elvis Presley showed up on the White House lawn seeking to be deputized into the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs by the…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead
IMDb: 6.4
100 min

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

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Genre: Drama, History, Music