History Movies
The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies
IMDb: 7.0
133 min

The story of the real-life unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 North Carolina.

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Papillon

Papillon

Papillon
IMDb: 7.1
133 min

Henri “Papillon” Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld, is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, where he forges a strong friendship…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette
IMDb: 6.4
123 min

The retelling of France’s iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the…

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Genre: Drama, History
Munich

Munich

Munich
IMDb: 7.6
164 min

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits…

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Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha
IMDb: 7.4
145 min

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a…

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Genre: History, Romance
Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven
IMDb: 7.2
144 min

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

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Troy

Troy

Troy
IMDb: 7.2
163 min

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and…

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Downfall

Downfall

Downfall
IMDb: 8.2
156 min

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Alexander

Alexander

Alexander
IMDb: 5.6
175 min

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any…

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai
IMDb: 7.7
154 min

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain
IMDb: 7.2
154 min

In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across…

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We Were Soldiers

We Were Soldiers

We Were Soldiers
IMDb: 7.2
138 min

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

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Genre: Action, History, War
Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York
IMDb: 7.5
167 min

It’s 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down
IMDb: 7.7
144 min

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy…

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Genre: Action, History, War
Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf
IMDb: 7.1
142 min

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by…

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Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates
IMDb: 7.6
131 min

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad in WWII.

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Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
IMDb: 6.1
183 min

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval…

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Hotel Mumbai

Hotel Mumbai

Hotel Mumbai
IMDb: 7.8
123 min

The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their…

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The Patriot

The Patriot

The Patriot
IMDb: 7.2
165 min

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Reign of Terror

Reign of Terror

Reign of Terror
IMDb: 7.1
89 min

The French Revolution, 1794. The Marquis de Lafayette asks Charles D’Aubigny to infiltrate the Jacobin Party to overthrow Maximilian Robespierre, who, after gaining supreme power and establishing a reign of…

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Prayers for Bobby

Prayers for Bobby

Prayers for Bobby
IMDb: 8.1
90 min

Bobby Griffith was his mother’s favorite son, the perfect all-American boy growing up under deeply religious influences in Walnut Creek, California. Bobby was also gay. Struggling with a conflict no…

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
IMDb: 7.8
127 min

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations…

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Genre: Drama, History
Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge
IMDb: 8.1
139 min

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z
IMDb: 6.6
141 min

A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for…

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Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks
IMDb: 7.5
125 min

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

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

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Spotlight

Spotlight

Spotlight
IMDb: 8.1
129 min

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys….

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Valkyrie

Valkyrie

Valkyrie
IMDb: 7.1
121 min

Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government…

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The Man with the Iron Heart

The Man with the Iron Heart

The Man with the Iron Heart
IMDb: 6.4
120 min

With the Third Reich is at his peak in 1942, the Czech resistance in London plans the most ambitious military operation of WWII – Anthropoid. Two young recruits are sent…

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The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech
IMDb: 8.0
118 min

The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (‘Bertie’) reluctantly assumes the throne….

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Genre: Drama, History
12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
IMDb: 8.1
134 min

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon…

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Genre: Drama, History
Lincoln

Lincoln

Lincoln
IMDb: 7.4
150 min

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course…

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Genre: Drama, History
Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty
IMDb: 7.4
157 min

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6…

All Is True

All Is True

All Is True
IMDb: 5.8
101 min

A look at the final days in the life of playwright William Shakespeare.

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Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Les Misérables
IMDb: 7.6
158 min

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

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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…

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The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
IMDb: 7.7
124 min

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at…

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Greyhound Attack

Greyhound Attack

Greyhound Attack
IMDb: 5.2
80 min

WWII drama from film-maker Christopher Forbes which follows American fighter pilots on a perilous mission into the skies of enemy territory.

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Genre: History
Vice

Vice

Vice
IMDb: 7.2
132 min

George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive résumé includes…

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