History Movies
The Black Shield of Falworth

The Black Shield of Falworth

The Black Shield of Falworth
IMDb: 6.7
99

In the days of King Henry IV,stalwart young Myles and his sister Meg have been raised as peasants,without any knowledge of who their father really was. But one day they…

Kagemusha

Kagemusha

Kagemusha
IMDb: 8.1
160

Akira Kurosawa’s lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When…

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Manto

Manto

Manto
IMDb: 7.2
112

In Bombay’s seedy-shiny film world, Manto and his stories are widely read and accepted. But as sectarian violence engulfs the nation, Manto makes the difficult choice of leaving his beloved…

Genre: Drama, History
The Bridge

The Bridge

The Bridge
IMDb: 7.8
103

A group of German boys are ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht…

Genre: Drama, History, War
The Convent

The Convent

The Convent
IMDb: 5.9
86

During the 17th century, a young woman is saved from execution and led to a priory to repent her sins but discovers a greater evil lies within.

Genre: History, Horror
Apollo 11

Apollo 11

Apollo 11
IMDb: 7.5
90

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

Mountains of the Moon

Mountains of the Moon

Mountains of the Moon
IMDb: 7.2
136

The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton’s and Lt. John Hanning Speke’s expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria’s British Empire. The…

The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies
IMDb: 5.4
133

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.

Genre: Drama, History
The Mirror

The Mirror

The Mirror
IMDb: 8.1
106

A dying man in his forties recalls his childhood, his mother, the war and personal moments that tell of and juxtapose pivotal moments in Soviet history with daily life.

Genre: Drama, History
Viva Zapata!

Viva Zapata!

Viva Zapata!
IMDb: 7.4
113

The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.

Jesse James

Jesse James

Jesse James
IMDb: 6.7
106

After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.

Nanking

Nanking

Nanking
IMDb: 7.7
88

The story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of…

The Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires
IMDb: 6.4
124

Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company…

Genre: Drama, History
Oma maa

Oma maa

Oma maa
IMDb: 7.1
108

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…

Henry V

Henry V

Henry V
IMDb: 7.5
137

Olivier mustered out of the navy to film this adaptation of Shakespeare’s history. Embroiled in World War II, Britons took courage from this tale of a king who surmounts overwhelming…

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Toast

Toast

Toast
IMDb: 6.6
90

An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater’s bestselling memoir, ‘Toast’ is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960’s Britain. Nigel’s mother was always a poor cook, but her…

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk
IMDb: 8.4
155

A documentary spanning over 30 years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley’s inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective.

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
IMDb: 8.7
148

Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Rule.

Genre: Action, Drama, History
To End All Wars

To End All Wars

To End All Wars
IMDb: 7.1
108

Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt….

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Never Look Away

Never Look Away

Never Look Away
IMDb: 7.9
188

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

Genre: Drama, History
The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
IMDb: 7.7
N/A

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…

Genre: Drama, History
Greyhound Attack

Greyhound Attack

Greyhound Attack
IMDb: 6.7
80

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

Genre: Drama, History, War
On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex
IMDb: 6.1
120

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

Genre: Drama, History
Paskal: The Movie

Paskal: The Movie

Paskal: The Movie
IMDb: 7.6
100

The true events of Lieutenant Commander Arman Anwar of PASKAL, an elite unit in the Royal Malaysian Navy, and his team’s mission to rescue the MV Bunga Laurel, a tanker…

Genre: Action, History
Mlyn i krzyz

Mlyn i krzyz

Mlyn i krzyz
IMDb: 5.9
92

What would it be like to step inside a great work of art, have it come alive around you, and even observe the artist as he sketches the very reality…

Genre: Drama, History
Recount

Recount

Recount
IMDb: 7.4
116

A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac
IMDb: 6.5
112

José Ferrer won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portayal of the swordsman-poet using his silver tongue to woo the woman he loves for another man. Cyrano de Bergerac…

The Sea Hawk

The Sea Hawk

The Sea Hawk
IMDb: 7.8
127

Dashing pirate Geoffrey Thorpe plunders Spanish ships for Queen Elizabeth I and falls in love with Dona Maria, a beautiful Spanish royal he captures.

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens
IMDb: 7.5
104

Based on the life stories of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis raised as Park Avenue débutantes but who withdrew from New York society, taking shelter at…

Welkkeom tu Dongmakgol

Welkkeom tu Dongmakgol

Welkkeom tu Dongmakgol
IMDb: 7.5
133

Based on the long running play by Jang Jin, the story is set in Korea during the Korean War in 1950. Soldiers from both the North and South, as well…

Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Nefes: Vatan Sagolsun

Nefes: Vatan Sagolsun

Nefes: Vatan Sagolsun
IMDb: 9.3
128

A major who had just lost two people in his command in a combat with PKK militants arrives at the station and takes charge. He finds it very difficult to…

Max Manus: Man of War

Max Manus: Man of War

Max Manus: Man of War
IMDb: 7.2
118

Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War…

Genre: Drama, History, War
100 Years of the RAF

100 Years of the RAF

100 Years of the RAF
IMDb: 5.2
99

Including extraordinary and unseen historical footage of WW1 and 2 and narrated by Sir Martin Lewis, 100 Years of the RAF is a definitive film that pays tribute to the…

Genre: History, War
America’s Blues

America’s Blues

America’s Blues
IMDb: 6.6
83

America’s Blues takes a new angle on the Blues, focusing on, not only the musical impact it has had on all forms of Popular American Music, but also the influence…

Storm: Luther’s Forbidden Letter

Storm: Luther’s Forbidden Letter

Storm: Luther’s Forbidden Letter
IMDb: 6.1
105

The film is set in 1521 Antwerp, in a Europe ravaged by religious wars, and during the early years of the Reformation. It tells the story of the twelve year…

Peterloo

Peterloo

Peterloo
IMDb: 6.5
154

A drama about the infamous 1819 Manchester massacre, which killed an estimated 18 protesters and injured up to 700.

Genre: Drama, History
Xin hai ge ming

Xin hai ge ming

Xin hai ge ming
IMDb: 6.9
125

At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have…

The Tracker

The Tracker

The Tracker
IMDb: 7.3
90

Somewhere in Australia in the early 20th century outback, an Aboriginal man is accused of murdering a white woman. Three white men are on a mission to capture him with…

The Photographer of Mauthausen

The Photographer of Mauthausen

The Photographer of Mauthausen
IMDb: 4.9
111

Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of…

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
IMDb: 8.2
186

The true story of the “Flying Sikh” world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to…

Genre: Action, Drama, History