History Movies
Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade
IMDb: 4.3
112 min

Dr. Bernard Nathanson and Dr. Mildred Jefferson square off in a national battle in this untold conspiracy that led to the most famous and controversial court case in history.

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Genre: Drama, History
A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far
IMDb: 7.4
175 min

The true story of Operation Market Garden, the Allies attempt, in September 1944, to hasten the end of World War II by driving through Belgium and Holland into Germany. The…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
We Were Soldiers

We Were Soldiers

We Were Soldiers
IMDb: 7.2
138 min

A telling of the 1st Battalion, 7 Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division’s battle against overwhelming odds in the Ia Drang valley of Vietnam in 1965. Seen through the eyes of…

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Genre: History, War
Homesick

Homesick

Homesick
IMDb: N/A
112 min

A university student returns home to self isolate during lockdown. He’s totally alone, he’s caught the virus and in order to cope he’s started to talk to himself.

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Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings
IMDb: 7.0
98 min

Four Jamaicans form their country’s first ever bobsled team to compete in the upcoming 1988 Winter Olympics. They enlist the help of a disgraced former Olympic gold winner to reluctantly…

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Genre: Comedy, History
Selena

Selena

Selena
IMDb: 6.8
127 min

The film tells the story of the life of Mexican “Tejano” style singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez and the progress of her career resulting in her No. 1 US album.

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Genre: Drama, History, Music
Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
IMDb: 7.1
123 min

William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is a known but struggling poet, playwright, and actor, who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush) and Richard Burbage…

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Serpico (1973)

Serpico (1973)

Serpico (1973)
IMDb: 7.7
130 min

Serpico is a cop in the 1960s-early 1970s. Unlike all his colleagues, he refuses a share of the money that the cops routinely extort from local criminals. Nobody wants to…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man
IMDb: 8.1
124 min

In Victorian London, Dr. Frederick Treves with the London Hospital comes across a circus sideshow attraction run by a man named Bytes called “The Elephant Man”. In actuality, the creature…

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Genre: Drama, History
Operation Brothers

Operation Brothers

Operation Brothers
IMDb: 6.6
129 min

Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, this is the incredible story of a group of Mossad agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday…

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Elizabeth: The Golden Age
IMDb: 6.8
114 min

Two faiths, two empires, two rulers – colliding in 1588. Papist Spain wants to bring down the heretic Elizabeth. Philip is building an armada but needs a rationale to attack….

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Spartacus (1960)

Spartacus (1960)

Spartacus (1960)
IMDb: 7.9
197 min

In 73 B.C., a Thracian slave leads a revolt at a gladiatorial school run by Lentulus Batiatus (Sir Peter Ustinov). The uprising soon spreads across the Italian Peninsula involving thousand…

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Das Boot

Das Boot

Das Boot
IMDb: 8.3
149 min

It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so-called “Battle of the Atlantic” to harass and destroy British shipping. With better escorts of the destroyer…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
The Insider

The Insider

The Insider
IMDb: 7.8
157 min

Balls-out 60 Minutes (1968) Producer Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino) sniffs a story when a former research biologist for Brown & Williamson, Jeff Wigand (Russell Crowe), won’t talk to him. When…

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Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain
IMDb: 7.2
154 min

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war – both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those…

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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
IMDb: 7.4
124 min

A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton (Lily James) and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi-occupied Guernsey Island. When an…

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King Arthur

King Arthur

King Arthur
IMDb: 6.3
126 min

In 400 AD, the Roman Empire extends to Britain and the Romans become impressed with the fight skills of the warrior Sarmatian people, which are spared, but have to send…

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Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette
IMDb: 6.5
123 min

“All eyes will be on you,” says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of…

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Genre: Drama, History
Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah
IMDb: N/A
126 min

Fred Hampton, a young, charismatic activist, becomes Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party – putting him directly in the crosshairs of the government, the FBI, and…

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Son of the South

Son of the South

Son of the South
IMDb: 7.7
105 min

In this poignant true story set in Montgomery, Alabama, a Klansman’s grandson must choose which side of history to be on during the Civil Rights Movement. Defying his family and…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Reckoning

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
IMDb: 5.0
110 min

Evelyn, a young widow haunted by the recent suicide of her husband Joseph, is falsely accused of being a witch by her Landlord after she rejects his advances.

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Genre: History, Horror
Safety

Safety

Safety
IMDb: 6.8
122 min

The story of Ray-Ray McElrathbey, a freshman football player for Clemson University, who secretly raised his younger brother on campus after his home life became too unsteady.

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Genre: Drama, Family, History
The Eight Hundred

The Eight Hundred

The Eight Hundred
IMDb: 7.2
149 min

From the acclaimed filmmaker behind Mr. Six comes a riveting war epic. In 1937, eight hundred Chinese soldiers fight under siege from a warehouse in the middle of the Shanghai…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
The Dig

The Dig

The Dig
IMDb: 6.7
112 min

An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938.

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Genre: Drama, History
Icemen: 200 years in Antarctica

Icemen: 200 years in Antarctica

Icemen: 200 years in Antarctica
IMDb: N/A
50 min

A riveting story that captures the immense draw that Antarctica has had on dreamers, explorers and travelers alike over the last 200 years. Explorer Geoff Wilson attempts a challenge that…

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The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd
IMDb: 6.7
167 min

Laconic and self-contained, Edward Wilson (Matt Damon) heads C.I.A. covert operations during the Bay of Pigs. The agency suspects that Fidel Castro was tipped, so Wilson looks for the leak….

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The Furnace

The Furnace

The Furnace
IMDb: 4.8
116 min

To escape the outback, a young Afghan cameleer falls in with a mysterious bushman on the run with stolen Crown gold.

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Genre: History, Western
The Flood

The Flood

The Flood
IMDb: N/A
117 min

When a woman’s husband, daughter, land and innocence are ripped from her, she embarks on a brutal journey of retribution and revenge.

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The Current War

The Current War

The Current War
IMDb: 6.5
102 min

Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world….

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Genre: Drama, History
An Officer and a Spy

An Officer and a Spy

An Officer and a Spy
IMDb: 7.2
132 min

In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a young promising officer, is degraded for spying for Germany, wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil’s Island. Among the…

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The Rifleman

The Rifleman

The Rifleman
IMDb: 8.7
104 min

The love story of the sixteen-year-old Arturs gets interrupted by the First World War. After losing his mother and his home, he finds some consolation in joining the army, because…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Alexander

Alexander

Alexander
IMDb: 5.6
175 min

Conquering ninety percent of the known world by the age of twenty-five, Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell) led his armies through twenty-two thousand miles of sieges and conquests in just…

The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line
IMDb: 7.6
170 min

U.S. Army Private Witt (AWOL) is found and imprisoned on a troop carrier by his company First Sergeant, Welsh.The men of C Company,1st Battalion,27th Infantry Regiment,25th Infantry Division have been…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Downfall

Downfall

Downfall
IMDb: 8.2
156 min

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Soviet Armies closing in from the west and south. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
JFK

JFK

JFK
IMDb: 8.0
189 min

On November 22, 1963, president John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested for the crime and subsequently shot by Jack Ruby, supposedly avenging the president’s…

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The Right Stuff (1983)

The Right Stuff (1983)

The Right Stuff (1983)
IMDb: 7.8
193 min

Tom Wolfe’s book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound…

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Genre: Drama, History
The New World

The New World

The New World
IMDb: 6.7
135 min

Captain Smith is spared his mutinous hanging sentence after captain Newport’s ship arrives in 1607 to found Jamestown, an English colony in Virginia. The initially friendly natives, who have no…

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
IMDb: 7.4
124 min

This film details the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, as played by Cate Blanchett. The main focus is the endless attempts by…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Queen

The Queen

The Queen
IMDb: 7.3
103 min

Diana, the “People’s Princess” has died in a car accident in Paris. The Queen (Dame Helen Mirren) and her family decide that for the best, they should remain hidden behind…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady
IMDb: 6.4
105 min

Elderly and a virtual prisoner in her own home due to her concerned staff and daughter Carol, Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first woman prime minister, looks back on her life as…

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Genre: Drama, History