History Movies
The Last Witness

The Last Witness

The Last Witness
IMDb: 5.6
97 min

An ambitious young journalist uncovers the horrific slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers during World War II, a secret kept hidden for far too many years.

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Genre: History, Thriller
The Lost Viking

The Lost Viking

The Lost Viking
IMDb: 4.7
N/A

A young Viking called Vitharr arrives in Britain with dreams of conquest and adventure, but when his family and clan are ambushed and killed, he must survive alone in this…

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Milada

Milada

Milada
IMDb: 5.8
124 min

The story of communist show-trial victim Milada Horáková. Horáková was one of the first victims of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. She opposed the communist coup in 1948 but did…

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Genre: Drama, History
RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin McGregor

RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin McGregor

RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin McGregor
IMDb: 7.7
N/A

To celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force, Ewan and Colin McGregor take to the skies in some of the world’s most iconic planes. These are the planes that…

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Glossary of Broken Dreams

Glossary of Broken Dreams

Glossary of Broken Dreams
IMDb: 7.4
99 min

Puppets! Pixels! Anime! Live action! Stock footage! Lumpennerd Johannes Grenzfurthner gives an ideotaining cinematic revue about important political concepts. Everyone is talking about freedom! Privacy! Identity! Resistance! The Market! The…

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An Honest Liar

An Honest Liar

An Honest Liar
IMDb: 7.5
90 min

An Honest Liar tells the incredible story of the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations…

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Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine
IMDb: 7.5
89 min

An intimate portrait of Matthew Shepard, the gay young man murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Framed through a personal lens, it’s the story…

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The Russian Woodpecker

The Russian Woodpecker

The Russian Woodpecker
IMDb: 6.9
80 min

As his country is gripped by revolution and war, a Ukrainian victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster discovers a dark secret and must decide whether to risk his life and…

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The Lost Legion

The Lost Legion

The Lost Legion
IMDb: N/A
N/A
N/A

Following the fall of the Roman Empire, a Roman woman plots to make her son the new Emperor and to fulfill the former glory of the city.

Hawaizaada

Hawaizaada

Hawaizaada
IMDb: 5.6
148 min

The film, set in the pre-independence era of Bombay of 1895, is based on the life on an Indian scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, who is credited to with the construction…

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Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond
IMDb: 7.8
90 min

In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence.

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Full Out

Full Out

Full Out
IMDb: 6.5
90 min

Based on the true life story of California gymnast Ariana Berlin. As she zoned in on her Olympic goals, 14 year old Ariana Berlin’s life took a sharp turn when…

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Genre: Drama, Family, History
The Attorney

The Attorney

The Attorney
IMDb: 7.8
127 min

In the early 1980s, South Korea is torn by student protests over the lack of representation in the government. Song Woo-Seok is a successful attorney in Busan specializing in tax…

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Genre: History
A Field in England

A Field in England

A Field in England
IMDb: 6.3
90 min

During the Civil War in 17th-Century England, a small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by an alchemist, who forces the…

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The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men
IMDb: 6.1
118 min

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii
IMDb: 5.5
105 min

In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has…

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The Better Angels

The Better Angels

The Better Angels
IMDb: 6.1
95 min

At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one…

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Genre: Drama, History
Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy
IMDb: 5.8
100 min

Unable to serve in World War II because of a heart condition, a barber moves his family adjacent to a Wisconsin army base and prisoner-of-war camp to provide his services….

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Red Army

Red Army

Red Army
IMDb: 7.6
84 min

From Oscar and Emmy award winning filmmakers, Red Army highlights the Soviet Union’s legendary and enigmatic hockey training culture and world-dominating team through the eyes of the team’s Captain Slava…

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In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
IMDb: 6.9
122 min

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human…

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Macbeth

Macbeth

Macbeth
IMDb: 6.7
113 min

Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting…

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The 33

The 33

The 33
IMDb: 6.9
127 min

Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.

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Genre: Drama, History
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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Suffragette

Suffragette

Suffragette
IMDb: N/A
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Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

Genre: Drama, History
Back in Time

Back in Time

Back in Time
IMDb: 6.3
95 min

Cast, crew, and fans explore the classic Back to the Future time-travel trilogy’s resonance throughout our culture 30 years after Marty went back in time.

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Experimenter

Experimenter

Experimenter
IMDb: 6.6
98 min

Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into…

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Genre: Drama, History
Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
IMDb: 7.2
122 min

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint…

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Genre: Drama, History
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
IMDb: 7.1
98 min

A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010, featuring rare and never before seen footage,…

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Labyrinth of Lies

Labyrinth of Lies

Labyrinth of Lies
IMDb: 7.3
124 min

A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.

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Genre: Drama, History
Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies
IMDb: 7.6
87 min

A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as…

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Jimmy’s Hall

Jimmy’s Hall

Jimmy’s Hall
IMDb: 6.7
109 min

In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the ‘Red Scare’.

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Genre: Drama, History
Fresh Dressed

Fresh Dressed

Fresh Dressed
IMDb: 6.5
90 min

Fresh Dressed chronicles the history of Hip-Hop | Urban fashion and its rise from southern cotton plantations to the gangs of 1970s in the South Bronx, to corporate America, and…

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Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth
IMDb: 7.3
129 min

Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
The Cokeville Miracle

The Cokeville Miracle

The Cokeville Miracle
IMDb: 5.0
94 min

On May 9, 1986, a small ranching community in Wyoming experiences a divine intervention when a couple detonates a bomb inside a crowded classroom.

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Selma

Selma

Selma
IMDb: 7.5
128 min

“Selma,” as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon…

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Genre: Drama, History
Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon
IMDb: 6.4
86 min

In 1970, a few days before Christmas, Elvis Presley showed up on the White House lawn seeking to be deputized into the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs by the…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Colonia

Colonia

Colonia
IMDb: 7.1
106 min

A young woman’s desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

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Boom Bust Boom

Boom Bust Boom

Boom Bust Boom
IMDb: 7.1
74 min

Terry Jones presents Boom Bust Boom. The result of a meeting between writer, director, historian and Python Terry Jones and economics professor and entrepreneur Theo Kocken. Co-written by Jones and…

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Admiral

Admiral

Admiral
IMDb: 7.0
151 min

When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michael de Ruyter, can lead…

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Marguerite & Julien

Marguerite & Julien

Marguerite & Julien
IMDb: 4.8
105 min

Julien and Marguerite de Ravalet, son and daughter of the Lord of Tourlaville, have loved each other tenderly since childhood. But as they grow up, their affection veers toward voracious…

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