History Movies
Katyn

Katyn

Katyn
IMDb: 7.0
121 min

On September 1st, 1939, Nazi Germany invades Poland, unleashing World War II. On September 17th, the Soviet Red Army crosses the border. The Polish army, unable to fight on two…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart
IMDb: 6.6
108 min

Based on Mariane Pearl’s account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl’s life and death.

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W.

W.

W.
IMDb: 6.3
129 min

The story of the eventful life of George W. Bush—his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith—and the critical days leading up to his decision…

The Baader Meinhof Complex

The Baader Meinhof Complex

The Baader Meinhof Complex
IMDb: 7.4
150 min

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody “Deutschen Herbst” in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust’s standard…

Sharpe’s Peril

Sharpe’s Peril

Sharpe’s Peril
IMDb: 7.3
102 min

Our story begins at the end of Sharpe’s Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through…

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Eichmann

Eichmann

Eichmann
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.

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Death Defying Acts

Death Defying Acts

Death Defying Acts
IMDb: 5.8
97 min

On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.

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The Pagan Queen

The Pagan Queen

The Pagan Queen
IMDb: 5.6
99 min

A controversial film about the end of the old pagan world in central Europe, THE PAGAN QUEEN is based on the Czech legend of Libuse, the Slavic queen of 8th…

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The Countess

The Countess

The Countess
IMDb: 6.2
98 min

Kingdom of Hungary, 17th century. As she gets older, powerful Countess Erzsébet Báthory (1560-1614), blinded by the passion that she feels for a younger man, succumbs to the mad delusion…

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Taking Woodstock

Taking Woodstock

Taking Woodstock
IMDb: 6.7
120 min

The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When…

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John Rabe

John Rabe

John Rabe
IMDb: 7.2
134 min

A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.

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Barbarossa

Barbarossa

Barbarossa
IMDb: 4.4
139 min

Year 1100. Italy.The Northern lands are ruled by a German emperor: Fredrick aka “Barbarossa. His dream is to conquer also the lands in the Center and in the South so…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
The Rising Hawk

The Rising Hawk

The Rising Hawk
IMDb: 7.3
135 min

The Mongol Empire had grown to the largest the world had ever known. It’s armies now laid siege to much of Eastern Europe. A small village fights for freedom in…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk
IMDb: 8.3
90 min

Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to…

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The Ribald Tales of Canterbury

The Ribald Tales of Canterbury

The Ribald Tales of Canterbury
IMDb: 6.5
90 min

On their way to Canterbury, a group of noblemen and women play a game to see who can tell the best erotic story

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The Doctor and the Devils

The Doctor and the Devils

The Doctor and the Devils
IMDb: 6.1
93 min

Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.

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A Passage to India

A Passage to India

A Passage to India
IMDb: 7.3
164 min

Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela…

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The Mission

The Mission

The Mission
IMDb: 7.4
125 min

When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and…

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Hope and Glory

Hope and Glory

Hope and Glory
IMDb: 7.3
113 min

Director John Boorman drew from his own childhood experiences for this coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up in and around London during World War II. For young Billy Rowan,…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Escape from Sobibor

Escape from Sobibor

Escape from Sobibor
IMDb: 7.4
143 min

The true story of WWII’s notorious Sobibor Nazi death camp, where a courageous inmate orchestrates and leads the escape of over 300 prisoners.

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Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun
IMDb: 7.7
153 min

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie,…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Cry Freedom

Cry Freedom

Cry Freedom
IMDb: 7.4
157 min

A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in…

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Comrades

Comrades

Comrades
IMDb: 7.3
183 min

The story of “The Tolpuddle Martyrs”. A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.

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Genre: Drama, History
A Month in the Country

A Month in the Country

A Month in the Country
IMDb: 6.9
96 min

Set in the early 1920s, the film follows Tom Birkin, who has been employed to carry out restoration work on a Medieval mural discovered in a church in the small…

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Genre: Drama, History
Matewan

Matewan

Matewan
IMDb: 7.9
135 min

Filmed in the coal country of West Virginia, “Matewan” celebrates labor organizing in the context of a 1920s work stoppage. Union organizer, Joe Kenehan, a scab named “Few Clothes” Johnson…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Mayflower Voyagers

The Mayflower Voyagers

The Mayflower Voyagers
IMDb: 6.7
24 min

Follow Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the Peanuts gang as they join the Pilgrims in their journey to the New World and celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Full of historical facts…

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Scandal

Scandal

Scandal
IMDb: 6.5
106 min

An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties…

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Genre: Drama, History
Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning
IMDb: 7.8
128 min

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and…

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Henry V

Henry V

Henry V
IMDb: 7.5
137 min

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare’s play about the English King’s bloody conquest of France.

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For All Mankind

For All Mankind

For All Mankind
IMDb: 8.2
80 min

A testament to NASA’s Apollo program of the 1960s and ’70s. Composed of actual NASA footage of the missions and astronaut interviews, the documentary offers the viewpoint of the individuals…

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Eight Men Out

Eight Men Out

Eight Men Out
IMDb: 7.2
119 min

The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at…

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Genre: Drama, History, Sport
The Viking War

The Viking War

The Viking War
IMDb: 4.5
103 min

Ingrid and her siblings are on the run from the Beserkers who have begun invading the villages, taking over, savagely using the residents on a game where they vs a…

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Genre: History
Mrs Lowry & Son

Mrs Lowry & Son

Mrs Lowry & Son
IMDb: 6.6
91 min

An intimate portrayal of the relationship between one of greatest artists of the 20th century, L.S. Lowry and his unhappy and controlling mother, Elizabeth, whom he lived with all his…

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Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans

Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans

Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans
IMDb: 5.2
92 min

Roman teenager, Atti is forced to join the Roman army when one of his clever schemes falls foul of Emperor Nero. He is sent to “miserable, cold, wet Britain” where…

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Dauntless: The Battle of Midway

Dauntless: The Battle of Midway

Dauntless: The Battle of Midway
IMDb: 3.2
98 min

By June 1942, the Japanese Navy has swept across the Pacific. In an effort to change the course of the war, a United States carrier group is positioned off the…

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Apollo 11

Apollo 11

Apollo 11
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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The Round Up

The Round Up

The Round Up
IMDb: 7.1
115 min

A faithful retelling of the 1942 “Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup” and the events surrounding it.

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Secretariat

Secretariat

Secretariat
IMDb: 7.2
123 min

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery – with the help of…

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Penthesilea: Queen of the Amazons

Penthesilea: Queen of the Amazons

Penthesilea: Queen of the Amazons
IMDb: 7.1
99 min

Penthesilea, the first of six films made by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen, traverses thousands of years to look at the image of the Amazonian woman in myth. It asks,…

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Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham
IMDb: 7.2
113 min

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

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