History Movies
The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster
IMDb: 6.6
130

Ip Man’s peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the…

Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly
IMDb: 6.5
110

After getting threatened by Kelly’s friends and family, Constable Fitzpatrick places the blame on Ned Kelly and exaggerates what happened. With the biggest ever award available, Kelly and his gang…

Genius

Genius

Genius
IMDb: 6.5
104

New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a…

J. Edgar

J. Edgar

J. Edgar
IMDb: 6.6
137

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that…

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
IMDb: 6.7
122

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested…

Anna and the King

Anna and the King

Anna and the King
IMDb: 6.7
148

The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced…

Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones
IMDb: 6.9
139

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew…

The Great Raid

The Great Raid

The Great Raid
IMDb: 6.7
132

As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of…

The New World

The New World

The New World
IMDb: 6.7
135

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.

Suffragette

Suffragette

Suffragette
IMDb: 6.9
106

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich

Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich

Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich
IMDb: 4.9
100

An intense thriller from the frontlines of World War II. As Operation Valkyrie prepares to assassinate Adolph Hitler, an Allied special ops team prepares to extract the man destined to…

Genre: Action, History, War
Ronaldo

Ronaldo

Ronaldo
IMDb: 6.4
92

Filmed over 14 months with unprecedented access into the inner circle of the man and the sport, this is the first official and fully authorised film of one of the…

Rob Roy

Rob Roy

Rob Roy
IMDb: 6.9
139

In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle…

Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet
IMDb: 7.0
136

Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied…

Public Enemies

Public Enemies

Public Enemies
IMDb: 7.0
140

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…

Confirmation

Confirmation

Confirmation
IMDb: 6.8
110

Judge Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the United States’ Supreme Court is called into question when former colleague, Anita Hill, testifies that he had sexually harassed her.

The Patriot

The Patriot

The Patriot
IMDb: 7.2
165

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…

The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford Prison Experiment
IMDb: 6.9
122

This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social…

Flags of our Fathers

Flags of our Fathers

Flags of our Fathers
IMDb: 7.1
132

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf
IMDb: 7.1
137

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by…

Bill

Bill

Bill
IMDb: 6.5
94

What really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream.

The Warlords

The Warlords

The Warlords
IMDb: 7.1
126

A heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on “The Assassination of Ma,” a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)…

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours
IMDb: 6.8
114

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon
IMDb: 6.4
87

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…

The Grey Zone

The Grey Zone

The Grey Zone
IMDb: 7.1
108

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Genre: Drama, History, War
Balto

Balto

Balto
IMDb: 7.1
78

An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

Experimenter

Experimenter

Experimenter
IMDb: 6.6
97

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…

The Messenger

The Messenger

The Messenger
IMDb: 7.1
113

Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone…

Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven
IMDb: 7.2
144

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records
IMDb: 7.3
94

Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually…

Agora

Agora

Agora
IMDb: 7.2
127

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility…

The Challenger Disaster

The Challenger Disaster

The Challenger Disaster
IMDb: 7.3
90

Factual drama exploring the truth behind the space shuttle Challenger’s 1986 explosion.

Pirates of Silicon Valley

Pirates of Silicon Valley

Pirates of Silicon Valley
IMDb: 7.3
97

This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the…

The Way Back

The Way Back

The Way Back
IMDb: 7.3
133

Peter Weir’s follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man’s struggle for freedom. At the dawn of…

Admiral

Admiral

Admiral
IMDb: 6.8
123

This is a story of a great love facing the greatest drama of the history of Russia. Admiral Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. One…

Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon
IMDb: 7.4
118

A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.

Invictus

Invictus

Invictus
IMDb: 7.4
134

Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of…

Red Cliff

Red Cliff

Red Cliff
IMDb: 7.4
150

In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to…

The Queen

The Queen

The Queen
IMDb: 7.3
103

The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to…

Good Night, and Good Luck.

Good Night, and Good Luck.

Good Night, and Good Luck.
IMDb: 7.5
93

The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow’s stand against Senator McCarthy’s anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.