History Movies
Sully

Sully

Sully
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On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ when Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the…

Genre: Drama, History
Ip Man

Ip Man

Ip Man
IMDb: 8.0
106 min

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur
IMDb: 8.1
212 min

Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jew, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus…

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The Great Escape

The Great Escape

The Great Escape
IMDb: 8.2
172 min

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security ‘escape-proof’ camp to sit out…

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Das Boot

Das Boot

Das Boot
IMDb: 8.4
149 min

A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Gandhi

Gandhi

Gandhi
IMDb: 8.1
191 min

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance…

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Genre: Drama, History
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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Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates
IMDb: 7.6
131 min

Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the…

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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
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
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…

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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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Public Enemies

Public Enemies

Public Enemies
IMDb: 7.0
140 min

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger’s charm and audacity endear him to much of America’s downtrodden public, but he’s also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
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
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 Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda
IMDb: 8.1
121 min

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge
IMDb: 8.2
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
Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down
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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…

Genre: Action, History, War
Spotlight

Spotlight

Spotlight
IMDb: 8.1
128 min

The true story of how The Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child abuse and the cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its…

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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
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
Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club
IMDb: 8.0
117 min

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

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Genre: Drama, History
Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Dunkirk
IMDb: 8.0
106 min

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour…

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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
The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech
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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….

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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Braveheart

Braveheart

Braveheart
IMDb: 8.4
178 min

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord’s soldiers. This leads the village to…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Schindler’s List

Schindler’s List

Schindler’s List
IMDb: 8.9
195 min

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan
IMDb: 8.6
169 min

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are…

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Genre: Drama, History, War