History Movies
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
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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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Truth and Justice (2019)

Truth and Justice (2019)

Truth and Justice (2019)
IMDb: 8.2
165 min

Estonia, 1872. The uncompromising new owner of Robber’s Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbor and with his own family and beliefs to transform the poor land into…

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Genre: Drama, History
A Month in the Country (1987)

A Month in the Country (1987)

A Month in the Country (1987)
IMDb: 6.9
96 min

Set in the early 1920s, A Month in the Country follows a man haunted by his experiences in World War I who has been employed to carry out restoration work…

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Genre: Drama, History
Walter’s War (2008)

Walter’s War (2008)

Walter’s War (2008)
IMDb: 7.2
60 min

Drama inspired by the life of Walter Tull who, after years in an orphanage, went on to become a professional footballer and then the first black commissioned officer to lead…

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The Girl Who Wore Freedom (2021)

The Girl Who Wore Freedom (2021)

The Girl Who Wore Freedom (2021)
IMDb: 7.8
89 min

Discover the untold stories of D-Day from the men, women and children who lived through German occupation and Allied liberation of Normandy, France. Powerful and deeply personal, THE GIRL WHO…

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Edvard Munch (1974)

Edvard Munch (1974)

Edvard Munch (1974)
IMDb: 8.3
210 min

A biographical film about the Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch. It was originally created as a three-part miniseries co-produced by the Norwegian and Swedish state television networks, but subsequently gained…

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Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)

Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)

Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)
IMDb: 7.5
134 min

Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes…

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Lines of Wellington (2012)

Lines of Wellington (2012)

Lines of Wellington (2012)
IMDb: 6.1
151 min

Passionate romance, brutal treachery, and selfless nobility are set against the background of Napoleon’s 1810 invasion of Portugal.

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Sharpe’s Company (1994)

Sharpe’s Company (1994)

Sharpe’s Company (1994)
IMDb: 7.9
100 min

Spain 1812 The Duke of Wellington plans to lay siege to Badajoz. A murderous figure from Sharpe’s past uses a beautiful woman revenge himself on Sharpe, now the father of…

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The Scarlet and the Black (1983)

The Scarlet and the Black (1983)

The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
IMDb: 7.6
143 min

Fr. Hugh O’Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country…

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No Man of God (2021)

No Man of God (2021)

No Man of God (2021)
IMDb: N/A
100 min

Based on real life transcripts culled from conversations between FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier and serial killer Ted Bundy that took place between 1984 and 1989, No Man of God details…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
12 Mighty Orphans (2021)

12 Mighty Orphans (2021)

12 Mighty Orphans (2021)
IMDb: 7.0
118 min

Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation…

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Genre: Drama, History
Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)

Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)

Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
IMDb: 6.7
108 min

Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul — the apostle who’s bound in chains and held captive in Nero’s darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Night of Varennes (1982)

The Night of Varennes (1982)

The Night of Varennes (1982)
IMDb: 7.3
150 min

In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of…

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Genre: Drama, History
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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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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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…

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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Swordsman III: The East Is Red (1993)

Swordsman III: The East Is Red (1993)

Swordsman III: The East Is Red (1993)
IMDb: 6.2
98 min

A royal official accompanies a Portuguese warship to the Black Cliffs to see the site of the defeat of the evil Invincible Asia, who attained supernatural abilities by following the…

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Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía? (2021)

Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía? (2021)

Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía? (2021)
IMDb: 6.8
100 min

An account of the life and work of the famous Mexican journalist Manuel Buendía (1926-84) that seeks to unravel his murder and the links between Mexican politics and drug trafficking.

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