History Movies
Harriet

Harriet

Harriet
IMDb: 5.7
125 min

The story of Harriet Tubman, who helped free hundreds of slaves from the South after escaping from slavery herself in 1849.

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Genre: Drama, History
The Kill Team

The Kill Team

The Kill Team
IMDb: 7.3
87 min

When Andrew Briggman a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan, witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic leader, Sergeant Deeks he considers reporting…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Robert the Bruce

Robert the Bruce

Robert the Bruce
IMDb: 5.6
124 min

The story of nobleman-turned-outlaw hero who was was crowned king of Scots in the 14th century.

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Genre: History
Kingdom

Kingdom

Kingdom
IMDb: 7.1
134 min

Set in Qin Dynasty during the warring states period in ancient China. Shin was a war orphan. He has a dream of becoming a great general Shin has a fateful…

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Genre: Action, History, War
Dolemite Is My Name

Dolemite Is My Name

Dolemite Is My Name
IMDb: 6.5
118 min

The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
1911

1911

1911
IMDb: 5.8
121 min

At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have…

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The Mill and the Cross

The Mill and the Cross

The Mill and the Cross
IMDb: 7.0
92 min

What would it be like to step inside a great work of art, have it come alive around you, and even observe the artist as he sketches the very reality…

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Genre: Drama, History
Florbela

Florbela

Florbela
IMDb: 6.6
119 min

Shaken by a divorce in the 1920s, Portuguese poetess Florbela Espanca uses her writing to deal with her tumultuous relationship with men, eroticism and love.

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Genre: Drama, History
The President

The President

The President
IMDb: 6.5
162 min

The film begins with his capture by Philippine and US forces under Frederick Funston’s command in 1901, then flashes back to 1886, when an old woman gives Aguinaldo and his…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Punk in Africa

Punk in Africa

Punk in Africa
IMDb: 6.1
82 min

Three chords, three countries, one revolution…PUNK IN AFRICA is the story of the multiracial punk movement within the recent political and social upheavals experienced in three Southern African countries: South…

Beatriz’s War

Beatriz’s War

Beatriz’s War
IMDb: 6.6
101 min

Beatriz’s young husband disappears during the brutal Kraras massacre by occupying Indonesian forces, sixteen years later she is troubled by his return; is this mysterious stranger her husband, an impostor,…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers

Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers

Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers
IMDb: 6.1
89 min

The Pink Panthers have stolen over £270m in diamonds in more than 241 robberies in cities from Paris to Tokyo. The film explores the rise of the group during the…

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
IMDb: 8.2
186 min

The true story of the “Flying Sikh” world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Rocky IV: The American Punch

Rocky IV: The American Punch

Rocky IV: The American Punch
IMDb: 7.7
52 min

Rocky IV is dually symbolic – it embodies both the victory of the American boxer over the Soviet one and the victory of neo-liberalism over a dwindling socialism. Today, Rocky…

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Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
IMDb: 6.7
124 min

Set in a village right after the Korean War, poor but good-hearted Heo Sam-gwan sets out to win the most beautiful girl in the village, Heo Ok-ran, by selling his…

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The Anarchists

The Anarchists

The Anarchists
IMDb: 5.8
101 min

Set in 1899 Paris, a young police sergeant is chosen to infiltrate a group of anarchists, an opportunity he sees to rise through the ranks. However, he soon finds himself…

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Lady of the Dynasty

Lady of the Dynasty

Lady of the Dynasty
IMDb: 4.1
122 min

The tragic story of a Tang Dynasty imperial consort who was the favorite of the Emperor Xuanzong.

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Genre: History, Romance, War
Samurai Rock

Samurai Rock

Samurai Rock
IMDb: N/A
N/A

Masami is a guitarist who dreams of his band “Rhythm Head” winning the Grand Prix at the Japan Music Carnival. History, and the warlords of 16th century feudal Japan are…

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Samurai Warrior Queens

Samurai Warrior Queens

Samurai Warrior Queens
IMDb: 7.6
50 min

The drama documentary tells the real life story of Samurai woman Takeko Nakano who in 1868 fights for her clans’ independence in a final battle that marks the end of…

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America’s Blues

America’s Blues

America’s Blues
IMDb: 6.7
83 min

America’s Blues takes a new angle on the Blues, focusing on, not only the musical impact it has had on all forms of Popular American Music, but also the influence…

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The Answer

The Answer

The Answer
IMDb: 5.6
108 min

In the quest for finding a deeper meaning to life, this is a true story of an American seeker who forsakes the worldly life to enter upon an amazing spiritual…

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Genre: Family, History
Gramsci 44

Gramsci 44

Gramsci 44
IMDb: N/A
67 min

Between 1926 and 1927, the Italian intellectual and Communist political figure Antonio Gramsci spent 44 days imprisoned on the island of Ustica, off the northern coast of Sicily. Together with…

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1916: The Irish Rebellion

1916: The Irish Rebellion

1916: The Irish Rebellion
IMDb: 7.3
N/A

The documentary – featuring a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts – also uncovers the untold story of…

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Kurtlar Vadisi Vatan

Kurtlar Vadisi Vatan

Kurtlar Vadisi Vatan
IMDb: 4.6
105 min

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Storm – Letter of Fire

Storm – Letter of Fire

Storm – Letter of Fire
IMDb: 6.1
100 min

The film is set in 1521 Antwerp, in a Europe ravaged by religious wars, and during the early years of the Reformation. It tells the story of the twelve year…

Top Knot Detective

Top Knot Detective

Top Knot Detective
IMDb: N/A
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In the early 1990s, a Japanese samurai detective series was aired in Australia and became a cult success. Titled in Japan “Ronin Suiri Tentai” (meaning roughly “Deductive Reasoning Ronin”), it…

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk
IMDb: 7.9
155 min

A documentary spanning over 30 years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley’s inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective.

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Mission Mangal

Mission Mangal

Mission Mangal
IMDb: 6.5
130 min

A team of Indian scientists at ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) take on the extraordinary task of successfully sending a satellite into the orbit of planet Mars in a country’s…

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Genre: Drama, History
Boudica: Rise of the Warrior Queen

Boudica: Rise of the Warrior Queen

Boudica: Rise of the Warrior Queen
IMDb: 2.9
N/A

Boudica is an innocent sixteen-year-old girl who is forced into an arranged marriage by her father, the leader of a Celtic Tribe. However, her mother is unsure, doing whatever it…

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Genre: History
Victoria & Albert: The Royal Wedding

Victoria & Albert: The Royal Wedding

Victoria & Albert: The Royal Wedding
IMDb: 7.7
N/A

Historian Lucy Worsley restages the 1840 wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Aided by a team of experts, Worsley recreates the most important elements of the ceremony and the…

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Cyrano, My Love

Cyrano, My Love

Cyrano, My Love
IMDb: 7.5
110 min

December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Frontier

Frontier

Frontier
IMDb: 5.4
98 min

Michael’s perfect life changes dramatically when he discovers a portal wich allows him to travel in time. He travels back to the World War II to go through the quest…

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The Keeper

The Keeper

The Keeper
IMDb: 7.0
120 min

The story of a man whose love for football, for England and for the love of his life, Margaret, saw him rise from Nazi ‘villain’ to British hero. Bert Trautmann,…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Wolf

Wolf

Wolf
IMDb: 7.3
80 min

Picking up from the explosive cliffhanger of the sixth episode of the miniseries, the film follows the harrowing coup attempt night of July 15th, and the Police Special Operations and…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Gwen

Gwen

Gwen
IMDb: 6.3
84 min

A mysterious — and suspicious — run of ill fortune plagues a teenage girl and her mother and sister on their hillside farm in this folk story set in the…

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The Iron Orchard

The Iron Orchard

The Iron Orchard
IMDb: 5.5
112 min

“The Iron Orchard” is the story of Jim McNeely, a young man thrust into the vibrant and brutal West Texas oilfields in 1939, who works his way through the ranks…

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Union

Union

Union
IMDb: N/A
100 min

A woman disguises herself as her dead brother, Henry, in order to survive in the Confederate ranks during the Civil War. He marries a widow to rescue her from an…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Another Day of Life

Another Day of Life

Another Day of Life
IMDb: 7.3
85 min

In 1975, Ryszard Kapuściński, a veteran Polish journalist, embarked on a seemingly suicidal road trip into the heart of the Angola’s civil war. There, he witnessed once again the dirty…

Padmaavat

Padmaavat

Padmaavat
IMDb: 7.0
164 min

Rajputana, India, 13th century. The tyrannical usurper Alauddin Khilji, sultan of Delhi, becomes obsessed with Queen Padmavati, wife of King Ratan Singh of Mewar, and goes to great lengths to…

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The 15:17 to Paris

The 15:17 to Paris

The 15:17 to Paris
IMDb: 5.2
94 min

In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have…

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