History Movies
No Surrender

No Surrender

No Surrender
IMDb: 7.8
N/A

During the 1940s, a girl was raped by a group of English soldiers, and three young Egyptians retaliate. The British soldier is being held at the Karamouz police station in…

Capri-Revolution

Capri-Revolution

Capri-Revolution
IMDb: 6.8
122

In 1914, with Italy about to enter World War I, a commune of young artists from Northern Europe establishes itself on the rural island of Capri, a safe haven for…

Genre: Drama, History
Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works

Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works

Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works
IMDb: 7.8
90

In 1943, in a circus tent in Burbank, CA, a bunch of revolutionary thinkers first gathered together in secrecy to build America’s first jet fighter. They were rule benders, chance…

Third Eye Spies

Third Eye Spies

Third Eye Spies
IMDb: 5.6
94

Two physicists discover psychic abilities are real only to have their experiments at Stanford co-opted by the CIA and their research silenced by the demands of secrecy. Yet, as both…

The Cold Blue

The Cold Blue

The Cold Blue
IMDb: 7.8
74

A meditation on youth, war and stunning bravery, featuring footage, taken from the National Archives, from the documentary filmed in 1943 by legendary Hollywood director William Wyler about the famous…

Birdy

Birdy

Birdy
IMDb: 7.3
120

Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds – but now believes he really is a bird, and has…

Genre: Drama, History
The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
IMDb: 8.3
51

In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist…

Genre: Drama, Family, History
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
IMDb: 6.8
88

The life and career of Erwin Rommel and his involvement in the plot to assassinate Hitler.

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
IMDb: 7.1
109

The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time,…

Genre: Drama, History
The Answer

The Answer

The Answer
IMDb: 7.2
108

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…

Genre: Family, History
Amundsen

Amundsen

Amundsen
IMDb: 6.6
125

Based on the true story of polar explorer, Roald Amundsen, this movie covers his life and the dangerous way to the pole.

Genre: Drama, History
The Krays

The Krays

The Krays
IMDb: 6.1
119

The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were…

Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Night and Fog

Night and Fog

Night and Fog
IMDb: 8.3
32

Filmmaker Alain Resnais documents the atrocities behind the walls of Hitler’s concentration camps.

The Accidental Prime Minister

The Accidental Prime Minister

The Accidental Prime Minister
IMDb: 8.6
111

Based on the memoir by Indian policy analyst Sanjaya Baru, The Accidental Prime Minister explores Manmohan Singh’s tenure as the Prime Minister of India, and the kind of control he…

Genre: Drama, History
Ballon

Ballon

Ballon
IMDb: 7.2
120

Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape DDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to…

Love and Death

Love and Death

Love and Death
IMDb: 7.3
85

Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen’s cowardice serves…

Genre: Comedy, History
Love and Death

Love and Death

Love and Death
IMDb: 7.3
85

Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen’s cowardice serves…

Genre: Comedy, History
No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land
IMDb: 8.0
98

Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but…

Genre: Action, Drama, History
No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land
IMDb: 8.0
98

Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but…

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Romulus & Remus: The First King

Romulus & Remus: The First King

Romulus & Remus: The First King
IMDb: 6.5
123

Two brothers, Romulus and Remus, will have to rely on each other to survive in a hostile world. The city of Rome, one of the greatest empires in history, will…

Genre: Action, History
Kesari

Kesari

Kesari
IMDb: 6.6
151

The story of Havildar Ishar Singh who participates in the Battle of Saragarhi (in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897) while yearning for the…

Genre: Action, Drama, History
The Black Shield of Falworth

The Black Shield of Falworth

The Black Shield of Falworth
IMDb: 6.7
99

In the days of King Henry IV,stalwart young Myles and his sister Meg have been raised as peasants,without any knowledge of who their father really was. But one day they…

Manto

Manto

Manto
IMDb: 7.2
112

In Bombay’s seedy-shiny film world, Manto and his stories are widely read and accepted. But as sectarian violence engulfs the nation, Manto makes the difficult choice of leaving his beloved…

Genre: Drama, History
Kagemusha

Kagemusha

Kagemusha
IMDb: 8.1
160

Akira Kurosawa’s lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When…

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
The Bridge

The Bridge

The Bridge
IMDb: 7.8
103

A group of German boys are ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Apollo 11

Apollo 11

Apollo 11
IMDb: 7.5
90

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.

The Convent

The Convent

The Convent
IMDb: 5.9
86

During the 17th century, a young woman is saved from execution and led to a priory to repent her sins but discovers a greater evil lies within.

Genre: History, Horror
The Mirror

The Mirror

The Mirror
IMDb: 8.1
106

A dying man in his forties recalls his childhood, his mother, the war and personal moments that tell of and juxtapose pivotal moments in Soviet history with daily life.

Genre: Drama, History
Viva Zapata!

Viva Zapata!

Viva Zapata!
IMDb: 7.4
113

The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.

Mountains of the Moon

Mountains of the Moon

Mountains of the Moon
IMDb: 7.2
136

The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton’s and Lt. John Hanning Speke’s expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria’s British Empire. The…

The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies
IMDb: 5.4
133

The story of the real-life unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 North Carolina.

Genre: Drama, History
Oma maa

Oma maa

Oma maa
IMDb: 7.1
108

Anni, a daughter of a wealthy family and used to secure life, falls in love with Veikko, a war invalid of the Continuation War. Anni leaves her past behind her…

The Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires
IMDb: 6.4
124

Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company…

Genre: Drama, History
Nanking

Nanking

Nanking
IMDb: 7.7
88

The story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of…

Jesse James

Jesse James

Jesse James
IMDb: 6.7
106

After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.

Henry V

Henry V

Henry V
IMDb: 7.5
137

Olivier mustered out of the navy to film this adaptation of Shakespeare’s history. Embroiled in World War II, Britons took courage from this tale of a king who surmounts overwhelming…

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Toast

Toast

Toast
IMDb: 6.6
90

An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater’s bestselling memoir, ‘Toast’ is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960’s Britain. Nigel’s mother was always a poor cook, but her…

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: 8.4
155

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.

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
IMDb: 8.7
148

Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Rule.

Genre: Action, Drama, History
To End All Wars

To End All Wars

To End All Wars
IMDb: 7.1
108

Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt….

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War