History Movies
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (2021)

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (2021)

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (2021)
IMDb: 7.9
N/A

The true story of Mahalia Jackson, who began singing at an early age and went on to become one of the most revered gospel figures in U.S. history, melding her…

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Women is Losers (2021)

Women is Losers (2021)

Women is Losers (2021)
IMDb: 5.2
84 min

In 1960s San Francisco, bright and talented catholic school girl Celina Guerrera survives a difficult home life by following the rules. That is until an indiscretion creates a series of…

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Genre: Drama, History
Witnesses (2021)

Witnesses (2021)

Witnesses (2021)
IMDb: 4.1
110 min

David Whitmer, Oliver Cowdery and Martin Harris face ridicule and persecution when they claim to have seen angels and hefted golden plates containing ancient inscriptions.

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Genre: Drama, Family, History
The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021)

The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021)

The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021)
IMDb: 4.5
80 min

Harry Price investigates the ghosts of Borley Rectory during his stay there.

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Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Battle of Little Bighorn (2020)

Battle of Little Bighorn (2020)

Battle of Little Bighorn (2020)
IMDb: 6.0
45 min

A comprehensive look at the events leading up to the Battle of the Little Bighorn as well as the myths and legends it spawned, and its impact on history.

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King of the Hill (1993)

King of the Hill (1993)

King of the Hill (1993)
IMDb: 7.4
103 min

Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St….

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Genre: Drama, History
The Josephine Baker Story (1991)

The Josephine Baker Story (1991)

The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
IMDb: 7.1
130 min

Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920s and 1930s. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917…

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Auschwitz (2011)

Auschwitz (2011)

Auschwitz (2011)
IMDb: 3.1
73 min

Auschwitz is a hard-hitting war film which shows life as it really was at the death camp.

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Genre: History, War
In the Fog (2012)

In the Fog (2012)

In the Fog (2012)
IMDb: 6.8
127 min

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.

Genre: Drama, History, War
The First King (2019)

The First King (2019)

The First King (2019)
IMDb: 6.5
123 min

Romulus and Remus, two shepherds and loyal brothers, end up taking part to a journey that will lead one of them to be the founder of the greatest nation ever…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
The Robe (1953)

The Robe (1953)

The Robe (1953)
IMDb: 6.8
135 min

Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group that is assigned to crucify Jesus. Drunk, he wins Jesus’ homespun robe after the…

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Genre: Drama, History
Apollo 11 (2019)

Apollo 11 (2019)

Apollo 11 (2019)
IMDb: 8.2
93 min

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.

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Greyhound Attack (2019)

Greyhound Attack (2019)

Greyhound Attack (2019)
IMDb: 1.2
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: Drama, History, War
My Way (2011)

My Way (2011)

My Way (2011)
IMDb: 7.7
137 min

Jun-shik, who works for Tatsuo’s grandfather’s farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, dreams about participating in the Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims to become a…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
IMDb: 6.9
112 min

A small-town shoemaker with a knack for spinning yarns, Hans encounters happiness and heartbreak on his road to becoming a full-fledged writer.

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Sometimes in April (2005)

Sometimes in April (2005)

Sometimes in April (2005)
IMDb: 7.8
140 min

Two brothers are divided by marriage and fate during the 100 horrifying days of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Lady Jane (1986)

Lady Jane (1986)

Lady Jane (1986)
IMDb: 7.1
136 min

The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the…

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Persona Non Grata (2015)

Persona Non Grata (2015)

Persona Non Grata (2015)
IMDb: 6.5
139 min

The story of a Japanese diplomat, sometimes called the Schindler of Japan, and his life lading up to and after his decision to issue over 2,000 visas to Jewish refugees…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)
IMDb: 6.3
126 min

Billie Holiday spent much of her career being adored by fans. In the 1940’s, the government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming…

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Genre: Drama, History, Music
Dance of the Forty One (2020)

Dance of the Forty One (2020)

Dance of the Forty One (2020)
IMDb: 6.8
99 min

Mexico City, November 1901. The police raid a private home where a secret party is being held. Among those attending is the son-in-law of President Porfirio Díaz.

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Genre: Drama, History
Ironclad (2011)

Ironclad (2011)

Ironclad (2011)
IMDb: 6.1
121 min

In the year 1215, the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, a seminal document that upheld the…

Anonymous (2011)

Anonymous (2011)

Anonymous (2011)
IMDb: 6.9
130 min

Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere,…

The Flowers of War (2011)

The Flowers of War (2011)

The Flowers of War (2011)
IMDb: 7.6
146 min

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan’s rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
The Iron Lady (2011)

The Iron Lady (2011)

The Iron Lady (2011)
IMDb: 6.4
105 min

A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.

Genre: Drama, History
The East (2020)

The East (2020)

The East (2020)
IMDb: 7.0
137 min

A young Dutch soldier deployed to suppress post-WWII independence efforts in the Netherlands’ colony of Indonesia finds himself torn between duty and conscience when he joins an increasingly ruthless commander’s…

Genre: History, Thriller, War
Marat/Sade (1967)

Marat/Sade (1967)

Marat/Sade (1967)
IMDb: 7.5
119 min

In Charenton Asylum, the Marquis de Sade directs a play about Jean Paul Marat’s death, using the patients as actors. Based on ‘The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as…

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Genre: Drama, History, Music
Holbein: Eye of the Tudors (2015)

Holbein: Eye of the Tudors (2015)

Holbein: Eye of the Tudors (2015)
IMDb: 7.5
59 min

A survey of Hans Holbein’s career from his beginnings as a religious painter to his work for Henry VIII and beyond. The program also includes a close analysis of “The…

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A Tale of Three Cities (2015)

A Tale of Three Cities (2015)

A Tale of Three Cities (2015)
IMDb: 6.0
130 min

A former spy in the Chinese Nationalist Party falls for an opium-dealing widow, as China is ravaged by war and revolution.

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Respect (2021)

Respect (2021)

Respect (2021)
IMDb: 6.8
145 min

The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.

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Genre: Drama, History, Music
Vivandière (2021)

Vivandière (2021)

Vivandière (2021)
IMDb: N/A
56 min

Two young women from both sides of the Civil War volunteer as battlefield nurses, facing down scornful commanders and murderous war criminals to accomplish their hazardous duty.

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Genre: Drama, History, War
9/11: Inside the President’s War Room (2021)

9/11: Inside the President’s War Room (2021)

9/11: Inside the President’s War Room (2021)
IMDb: 8.2
N/A

Experience the events of September 11, 2001 through the eyes of President Bush and his closest advisors as they personally detail the crucial hours and key decisions from that historic…

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Blood Brothers: Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali (2021)

Blood Brothers: Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali (2021)

Blood Brothers: Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali (2021)
IMDb: N/A
95 min

From a chance meeting to a tragic fallout, Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali’s extraordinary bond cracks under the weight of distrust and shifting ideals.

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9/11: Life Under Attack (2021)

9/11: Life Under Attack (2021)

9/11: Life Under Attack (2021)
IMDb: N/A
N/A
N/A

A unique and compelling account of the day that changed the modern world, captured by ordinary people who chose to pick up their cameras and film that fateful day.

La macchinazione (2016)

La macchinazione (2016)

La macchinazione (2016)
IMDb: 6.2
100 min

In the summer of ’75 Pier Paolo Pasolini’s film, “Salò”, is stolen from the lab where he is editing it. This is just the first step of an intricate plan…

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Genre: Drama, History
Dara of Jasenovac (2020)

Dara of Jasenovac (2020)

Dara of Jasenovac (2020)
IMDb: 8.9
130 min

During the Nazi-occupied Ustasha regime “NDH” in former Yugoslavia during WWII, little girl Dara is sent to the concentration camp complex Jasenovac in Croatia also known as “Balkan’s Auschwitz”.

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Eichmann (2007)

Eichmann (2007)

Eichmann (2007)
IMDb: 5.9
96 min

Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel, of his role in Hitler’s plan for the final solution.

Genre: Drama, History
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
IMDb: 7.3
86 min

A true story about Louis Pasteur, who revolutionized medicine by proving that much disease is caused by microbes, that sanitation is paramount and that at least some diseases can be…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Murder of George Floyd: A Nation Responds (2020)

The Murder of George Floyd: A Nation Responds (2020)

The Murder of George Floyd: A Nation Responds (2020)
IMDb: 1.1
44 min

The murder of George Floyd in police custody ignited fury and mass protests around the world. Real questions are now being asked over the effectiveness and conduct of America’s law…

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Gagarin: First in Space (2013)

Gagarin: First in Space (2013)

Gagarin: First in Space (2013)
IMDb: 6.6
108 min

The film is dedicated to the first steps of mankind on the path of space exploration and direct the fate of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The main motif –…

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Genre: Drama, History
Sharpe’s Eagle (1993)

Sharpe’s Eagle (1993)

Sharpe’s Eagle (1993)
IMDb: 7.9
100 min

Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its…

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