History Movies
War and Peace, Part II: Natasha Rostova (1966)

War and Peace, Part II: Natasha Rostova (1966)

War and Peace, Part II: Natasha Rostova (1966)
IMDb: 8.1
98 min

In the end of 1809, Natasha attends her first ball. Andrei falls in love with her and intends to marry her, but her father demands they wait. The prince travels…

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Andrei Rublev (1966)

Andrei Rublev (1966)

Andrei Rublev (1966)
IMDb: 8.1
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
The Battle of Algiers (1966)

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

The Battle of Algiers (1966)
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 Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)

The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)

The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
IMDb: 7.1
128 min

The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
United Red Army (2007)

United Red Army (2007)

United Red Army (2007)
IMDb: 7.1
190 min

The film is told in three acts, beginning with a historical background of Japan’s student movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, mostly using archive footage and a narrator. The…

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One Man’s Hero (1999)

One Man’s Hero (1999)

One Man’s Hero (1999)
IMDb: 6.1
121 min

One Man’s Hero tells the little-known story of the “St. Patrick’s Battalion” or “San Patricios,” a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to…

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State Funeral (2019)

State Funeral (2019)

State Funeral (2019)
IMDb: 7.2
135 min

The enigma of the personality cult is revealed in the grand spectacle of Stalin’s funeral. The film is based on unique archive footage, shot in the USSR on March 5…

Sharpe’s Enemy (1994)

Sharpe’s Enemy (1994)

Sharpe’s Enemy (1994)
IMDb: 7.9
90 min

Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe’s old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage for…

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Mango Dreams (2017)

Mango Dreams (2017)

Mango Dreams (2017)
IMDb: 7.5
92 min

A Hindu doctor with dementia and a Muslim auto rickshaw driver form an unlikely friendship as they cross India in search of the doctor’s childhood home.

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The Pirates (2014)

The Pirates (2014)

The Pirates (2014)
IMDb: 6.6
130 min

A band of pirates and a group of bandits fight to catch a gray whale that has swallowed a royal stamp.

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Tobruk (1967)

Tobruk (1967)

Tobruk (1967)
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 (1967)

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967)

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967)
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, History
In Cold Blood (1967)

In Cold Blood (1967)

In Cold Blood (1967)
IMDb: 7.9
134 min

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Nail Bomber: Manhunt (2021)

Nail Bomber: Manhunt (2021)

Nail Bomber: Manhunt (2021)
IMDb: 6.3
72 min

This documentary examines the 1999 London bombings that targeted Black, Bangladeshi and gay communities, and the race to find the far-right perpetrator. He terrorized a city, seeking to ignite a…

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An Inlet of Muddy Water (1953)

An Inlet of Muddy Water (1953)

An Inlet of Muddy Water (1953)
IMDb: 7.3
104 min

Three short tales from stories by Ichiyo Higuchi. In one, a young woman is degraded by her family after an arranged marriage. Another deals with the troubles heaped upon a…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967)

The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967)

The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967)
IMDb: 5.9
84 min

In the Olden Tymes, Count Regula is drawn and quartered for killing twelve virgins in his dungeon torture chamber. Thirty-five years later, he comes back to seek revenge on the…

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The Last Command (1928)

The Last Command (1928)

The Last Command (1928)
IMDb: 8.0
88 min

A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

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The Last Days (1998)

The Last Days (1998)

The Last Days (1998)
IMDb: 7.8
87 min

Five Jewish Hungarians, now U.S. citizens, tell their stories: before March, 1944, when Nazis began to exterminate Hungarian Jews, months in concentration camps, and visiting childhood homes more than 50…

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Beloved Sisters (2014)

Beloved Sisters (2014)

Beloved Sisters (2014)
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.

Giovanni’s Island (2014)

Giovanni’s Island (2014)

Giovanni’s Island (2014)
IMDb: 7.4
102 min

In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast… and on the unhealed border in this…

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D-Day: Normandy 1944 (2014)

D-Day: Normandy 1944 (2014)

D-Day: Normandy 1944 (2014)
IMDb: N/A
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June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through…

American Traitor The Trial of Axis Sally (2021)

American Traitor The Trial of Axis Sally (2021)

American Traitor The Trial of Axis Sally (2021)
IMDb: 5.5
109 min

The life of American woman Mildred Gillars and her lawyer, who struggles to redeem her reputation. Dubbed “Axis Sally” for broadcasting Nazi propaganda to American troops during World War II,…

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Genre: Drama, History
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
IMDb: 4.5
120 min

Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing…

Empire Of Lust (2015)

Empire Of Lust (2015)

Empire Of Lust (2015)
IMDb: 6.0
113 min

Set in 1398. Kim Min-Jae (Shin Ha-Kyun) is the supreme commander of the Joseon Dynasty. He falls in love for the first time and for that woman he takes risks….

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War and Peace, Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov (1967)

War and Peace, Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov (1967)

War and Peace, Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov (1967)
IMDb: 8.2
100 min

As Moscow is set ablaze by the retreating Russians, the Rostovs flee their estate, taking wounded soldiers with them, and unbeknownst to them, also Andrei. Pierre, dressed as a peasant,…

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War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812 (1967)

War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812 (1967)

War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812 (1967)
IMDb: 8.3
81 min

In 1812, Napoleon’s Army invades Russia. Kutuzov asks Bolkonsky to join him as a staff officer, yet the prince requests a command in the field. Pierre sets out to watch…

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Out of Africa (1985)

Out of Africa (1985)

Out of Africa (1985)
IMDb: 7.2
161 min

Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life…

The Deluge (1974)

The Deluge (1974)

The Deluge (1974)
IMDb: 7.7
287 min

A dashing warrior fights for the heart of a young gentlewoman as war rages across 17th century Poland in an adaptation of the second part of Henryk Sienkiewicz’s historical trilogy…

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The Sacred City (2016)

The Sacred City (2016)

The Sacred City (2016)
IMDb: 7.9
85 min

This British film was made about Canadian historian Dan Gibson, who has uncovered startling new archaeological evidence that Mecca was not the original Holy City of Islam.

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Edge of the World (2021)

Edge of the World (2021)

Edge of the World (2021)
IMDb: 5.2
104 min

Biopic about Sir James Brooke, the British adventurer who became King of Sarawak in the 1840’s and embarked on a lifelong crusade to end piracy and head-hunting – only to…

Isadora (1968)

Isadora (1968)

Isadora (1968)
IMDb: 7.0
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…

The Lion in Winter (1968)

The Lion in Winter (1968)

The Lion in Winter (1968)
IMDb: 7.9
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. An…

Genre: Drama, History
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
IMDb: 7.5
145 min

Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.

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Z (1969)

Z (1969)

Z (1969)
IMDb: 8.3
127 min

Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a…

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The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
IMDb: 7.7
79 min

The life of the revered 18th-century Armenian poet and musician Sayat-Nova. Portraying events in the life of the artist from childhood up to his death, the movie addresses in particular…

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Genre: Drama, History
Che! (1969)

Che! (1969)

Che! (1969)
IMDb: 4.8
96 min

Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro’s taking…

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Battle of Britain (1969)

Battle of Britain (1969)

Battle of Britain (1969)
IMDb: 7.0
132 min

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.

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Genre: History, War
The Slave (1962)

The Slave (1962)

The Slave (1962)
IMDb: 5.8
100 min

The decurion Randus holds himself so well in the command of his troops, that Caesar promotes him to centurion. He is subsequently sent to Egypt, to keep Cesar informed on…

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The Last Train (1973)

The Last Train (1973)

The Last Train (1973)
IMDb: 6.9
95 min

Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.

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Genre: Drama, History
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
IMDb: 6.7
115 min

In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.

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Genre: Action, History, War