History Movies
Isadora

Isadora

Isadora
IMDb: 7.6
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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The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter
IMDb: 8.1
134 min

1183 AD: King Henry II’s three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won’t commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.

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Genre: Drama, History
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
The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
IMDb: 6.7
100 min

Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city’s boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Cast a Giant Shadow

Cast a Giant Shadow

Cast a Giant Shadow
IMDb: 6.4
146 min

An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Is Paris Burning?

Is Paris Burning?

Is Paris Burning?
IMDb: 6.9
173 min

The title is Adolf Hitler’s question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich…

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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
A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons
IMDb: 7.9
120 min

A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his…

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Genre: Drama, History
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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The Greatest Story Ever Told

The Greatest Story Ever Told

The Greatest Story Ever Told
IMDb: 6.6
225 min

All-star epic retelling of Christ’s life.

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Genre: Drama, History
Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge
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In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive…

Genre: Drama, History, War
The War Lord

The War Lord

The War Lord
IMDb: 6.9
123 min

A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke’s…

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Von Ryan’s Express

Von Ryan’s Express

Von Ryan’s Express
IMDb: 7.1
117 min

Von Ryan’s Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from Nazi Germany by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over…

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Fail-Safe

Fail-Safe

Fail-Safe
IMDb: 8.0
112 min

Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe…

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The Secret Invasion

The Secret Invasion

The Secret Invasion
IMDb: 5.9
95 min

During World War II, convicts are recruited by the Allies for an extremely hazardous mission.

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Becket

Becket

Becket
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King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome…

Genre: Drama, History
Zulu

Zulu

Zulu
IMDb: 7.8
138 min

In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Culloden

Culloden

Culloden
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Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army’s destruction of the…

Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Cleopatra
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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…

55 Days at Peking

55 Days at Peking

55 Days at Peking
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Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival…

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Kings of the Sun

Kings of the Sun

Kings of the Sun
IMDb: 6.3
108 min

In order to flee from powerful enemies, young Mayan king Balam leads his people north across the Gulf of Mexico to the coast of what will become the United States….

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The Great Escape

The Great Escape

The Great Escape
IMDb: 8.2
N/A
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…

Taras Bulba

Taras Bulba

Taras Bulba
IMDb: 6.4
122 min

The Cossacks of Eastern Europe join the Poles to rid the Turks from the Steps of Europe. In return for their aid, the Poles agree to give control of the…

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Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty
IMDb: 7.3
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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Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
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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…

The Longest Day

The Longest Day

The Longest Day
IMDb: 7.8
178 min

The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, 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
Exodus

Exodus

Exodus
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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….

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Spartacus

Spartacus

Spartacus
IMDb: 7.9
N/A
197 min

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners…

Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind
IMDb: 8.2
N/A
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.

Genre: Drama, History
Wild River

Wild River

Wild River
IMDb: 7.7
110 min

A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in…

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Solomon and Sheba

Solomon and Sheba

Solomon and Sheba
IMDb: 6.2
N/A
141 min

Under the rule of King David, Israel is united and prosperous although surrounded by enemies including Egypt and its allies. The aging King David favors his younger son, Solomon, as…

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour
IMDb: 8.0
90 min

The deep conversation between a Japanese architect and a French actress forms the basis of this celebrated French film, considered one of the vanguard productions of the French New Wave….

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The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank
IMDb: 7.4
180 min

The true, harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.

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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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The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer
IMDb: 6.6
119 min

During the War of 1812 against Britain: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will arrive with 60…

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The Vikings

The Vikings

The Vikings
IMDb: 7.1
116 min

Viking half-brothers fight over a throne and a beautiful captive.

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The Spirit of St. Louis

The Spirit of St. Louis

The Spirit of St. Louis
IMDb: 7.2
135 min

Charles ‘Slim’ Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood
IMDb: 8.1
110 min

Returning to their lord’s castle, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit’s prophecy comes true, Washizu’s…

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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
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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…

Genre: Drama, History, War