History Movies
Path to War

Path to War

Path to War
IMDb: 7.3
165

A powerful drama of soaring ambition and shattered dreams that takes a provocative insider’s look at the way the USA goes to war—as seen from inside the LBJ White House…

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York
IMDb: 7.5
168

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an…

Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates
IMDb: 7.6
131

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad in WWII.

Genre: Drama, History, War
Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
IMDb: 6.2
183

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…

The Tracker

The Tracker

The Tracker
IMDb: 7.4
90

Somewhere in Australia in the early 20th century outback, an Aboriginal man is accused of murdering a white woman. Three white men are on a mission to capture him with…

The Crossing

The Crossing

The Crossing
IMDb: 7.1
89

A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington’s perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.

The Miracle Maker

The Miracle Maker

The Miracle Maker
IMDb: 7.1
90

A mother and father in search of help for their sick daughter cross paths with an extraordinary carpenter named Jesus, who has devoted his life to spreading God’s word. An…

Sixty Glorious Years

Sixty Glorious Years

Sixty Glorious Years
IMDb: 6.3
95

Continuing the story of ‘Victoria the Great’.

Genre: History
The Dish

The Dish

The Dish
IMDb: 7.2
101

A group of maverick scientists on a remote Australian sheep farm are the globe’s only hope for obtaining the epic images of man’s first steps on the moon.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Tokyo Bordello

Tokyo Bordello

Tokyo Bordello
IMDb: 6.5
127

A ruined businessman was forced to sell his daughter, Hisano, to a brothel in Yoshiwara, the largest red-light district in Tokyo. The owner of the brothel has hopes to make…

Genre: Drama, History
Edo Porn

Edo Porn

Edo Porn
IMDb: 6.4
119

The world-famous woodblock artist Hokusai (1760-1849), a widower in need of a steady income, lives with his daughter Oei in the house of his friend Bakin.

Genre: Drama, History
Satan’s Sword: The Dragon God

Satan’s Sword: The Dragon God

Satan’s Sword: The Dragon God
IMDb: 6.4
90

The sequel to Daibosatsu tôge (1960) and the second of the trilogy follows the adventures of Ryunosuke Tsukue after he is blinded.

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Jesus

Jesus

Jesus
IMDb: 6
174

The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he…

Genre: Drama, History
Longitude

Longitude

Longitude
IMDb: 7.8
198

Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.

Vatel

Vatel

Vatel
IMDb: 6.6
125

In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a…

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…

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
An Inlet of Muddy Water

An Inlet of Muddy Water

An Inlet of Muddy Water
IMDb: 7.2
130

Three short tales from stories by Ichiyo Higuchi. In one, a young woman is degraded by her family after an arranged marriage. Another deals with the troubles heaped upon a…

Genre: Drama, History
Jinnah

Jinnah

Jinnah
IMDb: 7.8
110

Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan is told through flashbacks as his soul tries to find eternal rest. The flashbacks start in 1947 as Jinnah pleads…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Lionman

Lionman

Lionman
IMDb: 5.9
84

When the king is murdered, his baby son and heir is hidden in the forest where he is abducted and raised by a pride of lions. As an adult he…

Goodnight, Mister Tom

Goodnight, Mister Tom

Goodnight, Mister Tom
IMDb: 7.8
108

We’re in an English village shortly before Dunkirk. “Mr. Tom” Oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra
IMDb: 7
161

Adaptation of Shakespeare’s play.

Genre: Drama, History
The Last Days

The Last Days

The Last Days
IMDb: 7.9
87

Five Jewish Hungarians, now U.S. citizens, tell their stories: before March, 1944, when Nazis began to exterminate Hungarian Jews, months in concentration camps, and visiting childhood homes more than 50…

Jeremiah

Jeremiah

Jeremiah
IMDb: 6.9
90

The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest’s family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it…

Genre: Drama, History
Marthe Richard

Marthe Richard

Marthe Richard
IMDb: 5.5
95

Fictionalized reconstruction of the life of the French spy Marthe Richard who decided to contact the secret services during the First World War.

Genre: Drama, History
Esther

Esther

Esther
IMDb: 6.6
91

Esther, the beautiful queen of Persia, intervenes to save the Jewish people from a bloody massacre.

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…

The Trench

The Trench

The Trench
IMDb: 6
98

The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in…

Genre: History, War
Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement
IMDb: 6.4
128

A Marine Colonel is brought to court-martial after ordering his men to fire on demonstrators surrounding the American embassy in Yemen.

Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain
IMDb: 7.2
154

In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across…

Topsy-Turvy

Topsy-Turvy

Topsy-Turvy
IMDb: 7.4
160

After their production “Princess Ida” meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work…

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
IMDb: 6.4
158

In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world’s greatest army…

Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days
IMDb: 7.3
145

The story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962—the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missile bases established on the Soviet-allied island of…

Sunshine

Sunshine

Sunshine
IMDb: 7.5
181

The story of a Jewish family living in Hungary—through three generations—rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent…

Genre: Drama, History
Solomon

Solomon

Solomon
IMDb: 6.5
180

David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are…

Red Angel

Red Angel

Red Angel
IMDb: 7.8
95

In 1939, Sakura Nishi is a young army nurse who is sent to the field hospitals in China during the Sino-Japanese war. She has to assist the surgeon Dr. Okabe…

Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love
IMDb: 7.1
123

Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, “Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter,” before it’s even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into…

An Ungentlemanly Act

An Ungentlemanly Act

An Ungentlemanly Act
IMDb: 7.1
130

Based on actual accounts, this film portrays the days and hours before and during the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina, which eventually lead to the Falklands War. As…

Rogue Trader

Rogue Trader

Rogue Trader
IMDb: 6.4
101

Rogue Trader tells the true story of Nick Leeson, an employee of Barings Bank who–after a successful trading run–ends up accumulating $1.4 billion in losses hidden in account #88888.

Genre: Drama, History
Canoa: A Shameful Memory

Canoa: A Shameful Memory

Canoa: A Shameful Memory
IMDb: 7.8
116

A group of students arrives in a small town during a hiking expedition. Once there, the local priest accuses them of being communist agitators on the run from an army…

With Fire and Sword

With Fire and Sword

With Fire and Sword
IMDb: 7
175

In the mid-17th century, Poland was the largest, most democratic, and most tolerant country in Europe. However, a tragic civil war brought about the gradual decline of the once glorious…