History Movies
Winston Churchill: A Giant in the Century (2014)

Winston Churchill: A Giant in the Century (2014)

Winston Churchill: A Giant in the Century (2014)
IMDb: 7.6
95 min

A new look at the public and private life of one of the most important statesmen in the history of Europe: Winston Churchill (1874-1965), soldier, politician, writer, painter, leader of…

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Sir Arne’s Treasure (1919)

Sir Arne’s Treasure (1919)

Sir Arne’s Treasure (1919)
IMDb: 7.2
122 min

Three Scottish officers, including Sir Archi, murder Sir Arne and his household for a coffin filled with gold. The only survivor is Elsalill, who moves to relatives in Marstrand. There…

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Genre: Drama, History
Allegiance (2016)

Allegiance (2016)

Allegiance (2016)
IMDb: 8.7
130 min

Inspired by the true-life experience of its star George Takei, Allegiance follows one family’s extraordinary journey in this untold American story following the events of Pearl Harbor. Their loyalty was…

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Genre: Drama, History, Music
A Twelve-Year Night (2018)

A Twelve-Year Night (2018)

A Twelve-Year Night (2018)
IMDb: 7.6
122 min

Uruguay, 1973. Having been crushed by the military dictatorship, surviving members of the Tupamaro guerillas are imprisoned and tortured. They must find a way to endure the coming 12 years.

Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Kidnapped (1971)

Kidnapped (1971)

Kidnapped (1971)
IMDb: 6.2
100 min

Scottish orphan David Balfour is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer, who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so that he cannot claim his inheritance. The…

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Mandingo (1975)

Mandingo (1975)

Mandingo (1975)
IMDb: 6.4
127 min

A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.

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Passage (2008)

Passage (2008)

Passage (2008)
IMDb: 6.3
90 min

With a unique blend of dramatic action and behind-the-scenes documentary footage, filmmaker John Walker shares the multi-layered story of British explorer Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men,…

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Lions for Lambs (2007)

Lions for Lambs (2007)

Lions for Lambs (2007)
IMDb: 6.2
92 min

Three stories told simultaneously in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who’s a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for…

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Ivanhoe (1982)

Ivanhoe (1982)

Ivanhoe (1982)
IMDb: 6.7
142 min

This is a remake of Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the…

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The Last Supper (2012)

The Last Supper (2012)

The Last Supper (2012)
IMDb: 5.7
120 min

The story of two warring generals fighting for control of China at the end of the Qin Dynasty.

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Genre: Action, History
A Royal Affair (2012)

A Royal Affair (2012)

A Royal Affair (2012)
IMDb: 7.5
137 min

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

I Am The Blues (2016)

I Am The Blues (2016)

I Am The Blues (2016)
IMDb: 7.5
106 min

A musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. Visiting the last…

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Richard III (1955)

Richard III (1955)

Richard III (1955)
IMDb: 7.4
161 min

Having helped his brother King Edward IV take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York, plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against…

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Genre: Drama, History
Jesus (1979)

Jesus (1979)

Jesus (1979)
IMDb: 7.2
117 min

Three and a half years of Jesus’ ministry, as told in the Gospel of Luke.

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Genre: Drama, History
Black Jack (1979)

Black Jack (1979)

Black Jack (1979)
IMDb: 6.5
105 min

In this fascinating adventure of the England of the 1750s, the huge Frenchman Black Jack (Jean Franval) miraculously survives a hanging by the British authorities in Yorkshire and escapes from…

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Caligula (1979)

Caligula (1979)

Caligula (1979)
IMDb: 5.4
156 min

The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome’s mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his…

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King John (2015)

King John (2015)

King John (2015)
IMDb: 7.5
152 min

When the King of France (Peter Hutt) demands that John (Tom McCamus) relinquish his crown in favor of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur, war is the inevitable result. Excommunication,…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Tin Drum (1979)

The Tin Drum (1979)

The Tin Drum (1979)
IMDb: 7.5
142 min

Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third…

Genre: Drama, History, War
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)

The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)

The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
IMDb: 7.0
103 min

A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his…

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The Eichmann Show (2015)

The Eichmann Show (2015)

The Eichmann Show (2015)
IMDb: 6.6
96 min

The behind-the-scenes true life story of a groundbreaking producer, Milton Fruchtman, and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of…

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Black Robe (1991)

Black Robe (1991)

Black Robe (1991)
IMDb: 7.1
101 min

Missionary Father LaForgue travels to the New World in hopes of converting Algonquin Indians to Catholicism. Accepted, though warily, by the Indians, LaForgue travels with the Indians using his strict…

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Boiling Pot (2015)

Boiling Pot (2015)

Boiling Pot (2015)
IMDb: 4.3
95 min

On a college campus in modern America, ideas that have long been neglected as “issues of the past” emerge as racial tensions and frictions grow between different student groups.

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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)

The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)

The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)
IMDb: 7.1
105 min

It is the late 1950s. Flourishing under the economic miracle, Germany grows increasingly apathetic about confronting the horrors of its recent past. Nevertheless, Fritz Bauer doggedly devotes his energies to…

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Genre: Drama, History
Mangoré (2015)

Mangoré (2015)

Mangoré (2015)
IMDb: 5.3
93 min

The life and times of famed Paraguayan musician Agustín Pío Barrios, from the years of his youth to his international success.

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Genre: History, Music
The Edge of Love (2008)

The Edge of Love (2008)

The Edge of Love (2008)
IMDb: 6.3
110 min

When the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his flirtatious wife Caitlin sweep into war-torn London, the last thing they expect is to bump into Dylan’s childhood sweetheart Vera. Despite her…

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The Singer (2020)

The Singer (2020)

The Singer (2020)
IMDb: 6.6
119 min

In the era of corruption, Hak-gyu sings songs and tells stories on the street with his band. One day, Hak-gyu’s wife Gan-nan is kidnapped by gangsters and his daughter Cheong…

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Genre: Drama, History
They Fought for Their Motherland (1975)

They Fought for Their Motherland (1975)

They Fought for Their Motherland (1975)
IMDb: 8.0
137 min

In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Russian army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating Russian troops…

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Genre: History, War
Against the Law (2017)

Against the Law (2017)

Against the Law (2017)
IMDb: 6.9
84 min

The film tells the story of Peter Wildeblood, a thoughtful and private gay journalist whose affair with a handsome serviceman he met in Piccadilly – during the time homosexuality was…

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The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2014)

The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2014)

The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2014)
IMDb: 7.8
89 min

In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to…

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Video Games: The Movie (2014)

Video Games: The Movie (2014)

Video Games: The Movie (2014)
IMDb: 6.1
101 min

From executive producer Zach Braff and director Jeremy Snead, “Video Games: The Movie” is an epic feature length documentary chronicling the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to…

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LA 92 (2017)

LA 92 (2017)

LA 92 (2017)
IMDb: 8.2
114 min

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through…

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Maria’s Paradise (2019)

Maria’s Paradise (2019)

Maria’s Paradise (2019)
IMDb: 5.8
110 min

A teenage orphan girl Salome lives within a sect lead by charismatic and ruthless Maria Åkerblom. During a pivotal summer, Salome is faced with standing up against Maria, the woman…

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Genre: Drama, History
A Passage to India (1984)

A Passage to India (1984)

A Passage to India (1984)
IMDb: 7.3
164 min

Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela…

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Caravaggio (1986)

Caravaggio (1986)

Caravaggio (1986)
IMDb: 6.6
93 min

As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches…

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Genre: Drama, History
Land of Hope (2018)

Land of Hope (2018)

Land of Hope (2018)
IMDb: 6.6
108 min

Anni, a daughter of a wealthy family and used to secure life, falls in love with Veikko, a war invalid of the Continuation War. Anni leaves her past behind her…

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The Stronghold (2017)

The Stronghold (2017)

The Stronghold (2017)
IMDb: 6.5
111 min

A solar eclipse activates a magic time portal, and a regular schoolboy Vit’ko from the 21st century goes a thousand years back in time. It doesn’t take Vitya long to…

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Winter Nomads (2012)

Winter Nomads (2012)

Winter Nomads (2012)
IMDb: 7.5
90 min

Pascal, 53, and Carole, 28, are shepherds. In the month of November 2010, they embark on their long winter transhumance: four months during which they will have to cover 600…

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The Loving Story (2011)

The Loving Story (2011)

The Loving Story (2011)
IMDb: 7.6
77 min

This documentary film tells the dramatic story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s, and their landmark Supreme Court Case, Loving v. Virginia,…

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The Emigrants (1971)

The Emigrants (1971)

The Emigrants (1971)
IMDb: 8.0
151 min

A Swedish peasant family, ravaged by poverty, privation and misery in mid-19th century Sweden, set out on a perilous journey to America in hope of a better life.

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Genre: Drama, History
The Good Earth (1937)

The Good Earth (1937)

The Good Earth (1937)
IMDb: 7.5
138 min

China, during the rule of the Qing Dynasty. The arranged marriage between Wang Lung, a humble farmer, and O-Lan, a domestic slave, will endure the many hardships of life over…

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