History Movies
Bert Stern: Original Madman

Bert Stern: Original Madman

Bert Stern: Original Madman
IMDb: 6.7
93

The untold and intimate life story of one of the greatest American photographers of all time, Bert Stern. After working alongside Stanley Kubrick at Look Magazine, Stern became an original…

Ip Man

Ip Man

Ip Man
IMDb: 8
106

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…

Genre: Action, Drama, History
The Birth of New China

The Birth of New China

The Birth of New China
IMDb: 5.7
163

In the spring and summer of 1949, the People’s Liberation Army launched an offensive under the orders of Mao Zedong and Zhu De, they crossed the Yangtze River and Nanjing…

Genre: Drama, History
First Man

First Man

First Man
IMDb: 7.3
141

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July…

Genre: Drama, History
The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z
IMDb: 6.6
141

A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for…

Agora

Agora

Agora
IMDb: 7.1
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…

An Empress and the Warriors

An Empress and the Warriors

An Empress and the Warriors
IMDb: 5.8
99

After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.

Lope

Lope

Lope
IMDb: 6
106

A chronicle of the life of Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega, who dominated Spain’s early Golden Age of Theater in the 16th century. Lope returns home from war…

Genre: Drama, History
Sharpe’s Peril

Sharpe’s Peril

Sharpe’s Peril
IMDb: 7.2
137

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…

Black Death

Black Death

Black Death
IMDb: 6.4
102

As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise…

Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Me and Orson Welles

Me and Orson Welles

Me and Orson Welles
IMDb: 6.7
114

New York, 1937. A teenager hired to star in Orson Welles’ production of Julius Caesar becomes attracted to a career-driven production assistant.

Genre: Drama, History
W.

W.

W.
IMDb: 6.3
129

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…

Genre: Drama, History
The Bang Bang Club

The Bang Bang Club

The Bang Bang Club
IMDb: 6.9
106

In the early to mid ’90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers – Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva…

Genre: Drama, History
God on Trial

God on Trial

God on Trial
IMDb: 7.6
86

In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.

Genre: History, War
The Breath

The Breath

The Breath
IMDb: 8
128

A small task force of the Turkish army have to defend a relay station in the middle of nowhere against a possible terrorist raid.

Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist
IMDb: 8.1
118

A documentary examining possible historical and modern conspiracies surrounding Christianity, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the Federal Reserve bank.

Who Killed Nancy?

Who Killed Nancy?

Who Killed Nancy?
IMDb: 6.4
93

On October 12th, 1978, New York Police discovered the lifeless body of a young woman, slumped under the bathroom sink in a hotel room. She was Nancy Spungen, an ex-prostitute,…

Vincere

Vincere

Vincere
IMDb: 6.8
128

The story of the descent into madness of Mussolini’s secret first wife, Ida Dasler, who was seduced by his passion and vigor but blind to the fascist dictator’s many flaws.

Genre: Drama, History
The Hessen Affair

The Hessen Affair

The Hessen Affair
IMDb: 5.2
108

In 1945 a group of victorious American officers discover a stash of German jewels and try to fence them in New York.

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Amelia

Amelia

Amelia
IMDb: 5.8
111

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the…

John Rabe

John Rabe

John Rabe
IMDb: 7.2
134

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

Genre: Drama, History, War
City of Life and Death

City of Life and Death

City of Life and Death
IMDb: 7.7
132

In 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Imperial Japanese Army has just captured Nanjing, then-capital of the Republic of China. What followed was known as the…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones
IMDb: 6.9
140

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…

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Sword of the Stranger

Sword of the Stranger

Sword of the Stranger
IMDb: 7.8
103

Pursued by formidable Chinese assassins, young Kotaro and his dog run into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. The unlikely companions form a bond over…

The Pagan Queen

The Pagan Queen

The Pagan Queen
IMDb: 4.5
95

A visionary Slavic queen and her faithful allies draw on everything in their power to overthrow the queen’s despotic husband.

Skin

Skin

Skin
IMDb: 6.8
85

In the late Seventies, a Dutch teenager named Frankie, who is the son of a holocaust survivor, lives in a working class area in Holland. Frankie’s mother is taken to…

Genre: Drama, Family, History
The Hammer

The Hammer

The Hammer
IMDb: 6.9
108

A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.

Genre: Drama, History
Passchendaele

Passchendaele

Passchendaele
IMDb: 6.4
114

Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The “Fighting Tenth” with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the…

The Frozen North

The Frozen North

The Frozen North
IMDb: 7.2
60

For more than 30 years a man by the name of Dick Proenneke lived alone in the Alaskan Bush. His only neighbors were the wolves and grizzly bears and his…

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle
IMDb: 7.3
106

The feel-good story of Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself—even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help…

Prayers for Bobby

Prayers for Bobby

Prayers for Bobby
IMDb: 8
90

Bobby Griffith was his mother’s favorite son, the perfect all-American boy growing up under deeply religious influences in Walnut Creek, California. Bobby was also gay. Struggling with a conflict no…

The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7
IMDb: 7.7
130

What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.

Genre: Drama, History
ICHI

ICHI

ICHI
IMDb: 6.5
120

Ichi is a blind entertainer that travels the countryside with her traditional Japanese guitar and walking stick. She’s in search for the kind man that brought her up as a…

Hwang Jin Yi

Hwang Jin Yi

Hwang Jin Yi
IMDb: 6.3
141

Although born a daughter of an aristocratic family, Jin-yi discovers the secret behind her birth and enters into a life in a brothel as a gisaeng.

Invictus

Invictus

Invictus
IMDb: 7.3
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…

Genre: Drama, History
Special Section

Special Section

Special Section
IMDb: 7.6
118

In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to…

Séraphine

Séraphine

Séraphine
IMDb: 7.4
125

The tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William…

Genre: Drama, History
Passage

Passage

Passage
IMDb: 6.5
90

With a unique blend of dramatic action and behind-the-scenes documentary footage, filmmaker John Walker shares the multi-layered story of British explorer Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men,…

Cadillac Records

Cadillac Records

Cadillac Records
IMDb: 7
109

The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America’s musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess,…

Genre: Drama, History, Music
Johnny Mad Dog

Johnny Mad Dog

Johnny Mad Dog
IMDb: 6.7
97

A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an unnamed African country.

Genre: Drama, History, War