History Movies
The Scythian

The Scythian

The Scythian
IMDb: 6.3
105 min

These are times when one civilization is replacing another. A new era is about to begin in Central Eurasia. Scythians, the proud warriors, are all but gone. The few of…

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Eps6 War and Peace

War and Peace

War and Peace
TMDb: 7.7
360 min

A story that revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I, and centered on the love triangle between Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov, and Andrei Bolkonsky.

Status: Ended
Revolution

Revolution

Revolution
IMDb: 5.2
126 min

New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts…

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Come and See

Come and See

Come and See
IMDb: 8.2
142 min

The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family’s wishes. There he meets a…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Ran

Ran

Ran
IMDb: 8.2
162 min

In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how their new-found power will corrupt them.

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Out of Africa
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…

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Birdy

Birdy

Birdy
IMDb: 7.3
120 min

Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds – but now believes he really is a bird, and has…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields
IMDb: 7.9
141 min

The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
A Passage to India

A Passage to India

A Passage to India
IMDb: 7.4
164 min

The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman,…

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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
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
High Road to China

High Road to China

High Road to China
IMDb: 6.0
105 min

A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist’s daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord.

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The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
IMDb: 7.9
193 min

A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America’s space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works…

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Genre: Drama, History
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
Missing

Missing

Missing
IMDb: 7.8
122 min

Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military…

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Reds

Reds

Reds
IMDb: 7.5
195 min

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

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Genre: Drama, History
Das Boot

Das Boot

Das Boot
IMDb: 8.4
149 min

A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire
IMDb: 7.2
125 min

The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.

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Genre: Drama, History
Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Gallipoli
IMDb: 7.5
110 min

As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later…

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Playing for Time

Playing for Time

Playing for Time
IMDb: 7.8
150 min

When Jewish songstress Fania Fénelon is plucked from the stage and sent to Auschwitz, she and other musicians find themselves assigned to a terrible task – using their talents to…

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The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man
IMDb: 8.2
124 min

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his “owner” as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and…

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Genre: Drama, History
Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant
IMDb: N/A
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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…

Genre: Drama, History, War
A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities
IMDb: 6.6
162 min

Dissolute barrister Sydney Carton becomes enchanted and then hopelessly in love with the beautiful Lucie Manette. But Lucie loves and marries Charles Darnay, and remains oblivious to Carton’s undimmed devotion…

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Hair

Hair

Hair
IMDb: 7.6
121 min

“Hair” is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical “Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends…

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Caligula

Caligula

Caligula
IMDb: 5.3
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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The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum
IMDb: 7.6
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
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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All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front
IMDb: 7.1
150 min

At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
The Tree of Wooden Clogs

The Tree of Wooden Clogs

The Tree of Wooden Clogs
IMDb: N/A
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The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the…

Genre: Drama, History
A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far
IMDb: 7.4
175 min

A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
MacArthur

MacArthur

MacArthur
IMDb: 6.6
130 min

The film portrays MacArthur’s (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President…

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Genre: Drama, History
Soldier of Orange

Soldier of Orange

Soldier of Orange
IMDb: 7.8
165 min

This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.

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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
Valentino

Valentino

Valentino
IMDb: N/A
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In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide…

Genre: Drama, History
The Message

The Message

The Message
IMDb: N/A
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Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.

1900

1900

1900
IMDb: 7.7
317 min

Set in Bertolucci’s ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the…

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Fellini’s Casanova

Fellini’s Casanova

Fellini’s Casanova
IMDb: N/A
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Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person? Is he really alive?

Midway

Midway

Midway
IMDb: 6.8
132 min

This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
All the President’s Men

All the President’s Men

All the President’s Men
IMDb: 8.0
N/A
138 min

In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to…

Mandingo

Mandingo

Mandingo
IMDb: 6.2
127 min

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

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