History Movies
White Vengeance (2011)

White Vengeance (2011)

White Vengeance (2011)
IMDb: 6.1
135

White Vengeance tells the story of two brothers contending for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty, which ruled Imperial China from 221 to 206 BC. As rebels rose,…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Tenchu! (1969)

Tenchu! (1969)

Tenchu! (1969)
IMDb: 7.5
140

A ronin desperately seeks a way out of financial straits; he allies with the Tosa clan under the ruthless leader Takechi, who quickly takes advantage.

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Hibiscus Town (1987)

Hibiscus Town (1987)

Hibiscus Town (1987)
IMDb: 8.2
164

Based on a novel by the same name written by Gu Hua, a melodrama about the life and travails of a young woman who lives through the turmoil of the…

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Algren (2021)

Algren (2021)

Algren (2021)
IMDb: 7.0
85

Algren will spotlight the hard-knock life and authentic creative legacy of one of the most underrated writers of the twentieth century, Nelson Algren. Algren’s brutally honest portrayal of the American…

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Unrest (2022)

Unrest (2022)

Unrest (2022)
IMDb: 6.6
93

In 1877, in a watch factory in a valley in north-western Switzerland, Josephine produces balance spindles, tiny parts that ensure the agitation movement (“unrueh”) of the mechanical watches. She soon…

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Genre: Drama, History
Saturday Fiction (2021)

Saturday Fiction (2021)

Saturday Fiction (2021)
IMDb: 6.6
127

An actress working undercover for the Allies in 1941 Shanghai discovers the Japanese plan to attack Pearl Harbor.

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Genre: Drama, History
Legacy (1993)

Legacy (1993)

Legacy (1993)
IMDb: 7.0
53

A portrayal of the early Latter-day Saints’ joys, sacrifices, hopes, and trials; their epic journey to the Salt Lake Valley; and their legacy of faith in Jesus Christ.

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Malazgirt 1071 (2022)

Malazgirt 1071 (2022)

Malazgirt 1071 (2022)
IMDb: N/A
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The story of the war, which is the beginning of the history of Turks in Anatolia.

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Genre: History, War
Corsage (2022)

Corsage (2022)

Corsage (2022)
IMDb: 7.1
114

Set in the 19th century, the last year in the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria is reimagined

The Woman King (2022)

The Woman King (2022)

The Woman King (2022)
IMDb: 6.7
135

The story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
What Was Ours (2016)

What Was Ours (2016)

What Was Ours (2016)
IMDb: 8.0
79

Like millions of indigenous people, many Native American tribes do not control their own material history and culture. For the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes living on the isolated…

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Polycarp (2015)

Polycarp (2015)

Polycarp (2015)
IMDb: 5.7
94

Anna, a young slave girl, is rescued and adopted by Christians in 2ND Century Smyrna, and befriended by their aged bishop, Polycarp. As Anna is taught by Polycarp and her…

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Genre: Drama, History
Taboo (1999)

Taboo (1999)

Taboo (1999)
IMDb: 6.8
100

Set during Japan’s Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the…

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Sandakan No. 8 (1974)

Sandakan No. 8 (1974)

Sandakan No. 8 (1974)
IMDb: 7.6
120

A young journalist interviews an elderly woman about being forced into prostitution in Borneo at a brothel called Sandakan No. 8.

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Himiko (1974)

Himiko (1974)

Himiko (1974)
IMDb: 7.1
100

A freestyle, imagined telling of the life of shaman queen Himiko, who falls in love with her half-brother, making her powers weaken thus putting her position to risk.

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Call Jane (2022)

Call Jane (2022)

Call Jane (2022)
IMDb: 7.1
121

A married woman with an unwanted pregnancy lives in a time in America where she can’t get a legal abortion and works with a group of suburban women to find…

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Genre: Drama, History
Medieval (2022)

Medieval (2022)

Medieval (2022)
IMDb: 5.9
126

The story of 14th century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Amsterdam (2022)

Amsterdam (2022)

Amsterdam (2022)
IMDb: 6.2
134

In the 1930s, three friends—a doctor, a nurse, and an attorney—witness a murder, become suspects themselves and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in North American history.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Henry VII: Winter King (2013)

Henry VII: Winter King (2013)

Henry VII: Winter King (2013)
IMDb: 7.0
59

Historian Thomas Penn reveals the secrets of founder of Britain’s great Tudor Dynasty – and his amazing trajectory to power. Two weeks after landing on the shores Wales in 1485…

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Genre: History
Contradiction: A Question of Faith (2013)

Contradiction: A Question of Faith (2013)

Contradiction: A Question of Faith (2013)
IMDb: 7.7
89

Contradiction addresses the saturation of churches in African American communities coexisting with poverty and powerlessness. Why are there so many churches yet so many problems? Is there a correlation between…

The Wedding Song (2008)

The Wedding Song (2008)

The Wedding Song (2008)
IMDb: 6.6
100

The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewess who are both preparing for their marriages.

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Genre: Drama, History, War
One Second (2020)

One Second (2020)

One Second (2020)
IMDb: 7.2
104

A movie fan escapes from a labour camp during the Chinese Cultural Revolution and strikes up a relationship with a homeless female vagabond.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Delicious (2021)

Delicious (2021)

Delicious (2021)
IMDb: 7.0
112

France, 18th Century. The prestige of a noble house depends above all on the quality of its table. At the dawn of the French Revolution, gastronomy still is a prerogative…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Ailey (2021)

Ailey (2021)

Ailey (2021)
IMDb: 6.8
94

Alvin Ailey was a visionary artist who found salvation through dance. Told in his own words and through the creation of a dance inspired by his life, this immersive portrait…

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Taras Bulba (1962)

Taras Bulba (1962)

Taras Bulba (1962)
IMDb: 6.3
119

Ukraine, 16th century. While the Poles dominate the Cossack steppes, Andrei, son of Taras Bulba, a Cossack leader, must choose between his love for his family and his folk and…

Hansan: Rising Dragon (2022)

Hansan: Rising Dragon (2022)

Hansan: Rising Dragon (2022)
IMDb: 6.8
130

In 1592, admiral Yi Sun-sin and his fleet face off against the might of the invading Japanese navy and its formidable warships. As the Korean forces fall into crisis, the…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019)

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019)

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019)
IMDb: 7.0
87

Marion Stokes secretly recorded television 24 hours a day for 30 years from 1975 until her death in 2012. For Marion taping was a form of activism to seek the…

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NWA & Eazy-E: The Kings of Compton (2016)

NWA & Eazy-E: The Kings of Compton (2016)

NWA & Eazy-E: The Kings of Compton (2016)
IMDb: 6.8
80

Documentary looking back at the West Coast group who invented gangster rap. The original lineup of N.W.A consisted of Dr Dre, Ice Cube and Eazy-E, all of whom went on…

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Genre: History
9/11: Minute by Minute (2021)

9/11: Minute by Minute (2021)

9/11: Minute by Minute (2021)
IMDb: 6.8
64

September 11th 2001, the day America was under siege. Thrust into defense against the deadliest disaster ever faced. The four coordinated attacks by nineteen individuals, driven by religious extremism, claimed…

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Enter the Forbidden City (2019)

Enter the Forbidden City (2019)

Enter the Forbidden City (2019)
IMDb: 6.6
113

During the dates of celebrating the Emperor’s 80th birthday, an opera troupe from southern China was invited to come to Beijing to perform for the Emperor. Afterwards, the opera troupe…

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Genre: History
Shakedown (2018)

Shakedown (2018)

Shakedown (2018)
IMDb: 7.0
72

‘Shakedown’ was a series of parties founded by and for African American women in Los Angeles that featured go-go dancing and strip shows for the city’s lesbian underground scene. Inspired…

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Remember Baghdad (2017)

Remember Baghdad (2017)

Remember Baghdad (2017)
IMDb: N/A
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Remember Baghdad is the untold story of Iraq, an unmissable insight into how the country developed through the eyes of the Jews, Iraq’s first wave of refugees.

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Two Catalonias (2018)

Two Catalonias (2018)

Two Catalonias (2018)
IMDb: 6.5
116

Lawmakers and activists with conflicting ideologies speak about the complexities of Catalonia’s politics and the fight for its independence from Spain.

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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)

Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)

Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
IMDb: 6.1
102

The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Prince Philip: A Lifetime of Duty (2021)

Prince Philip: A Lifetime of Duty (2021)

Prince Philip: A Lifetime of Duty (2021)
IMDb: N/A
51

Prince Philip has walked two steps behind Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth ever since she became Queen in 1952. For many years before then and many years since he has…

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The Haunting of the Tower of London (2022)

The Haunting of the Tower of London (2022)

The Haunting of the Tower of London (2022)
IMDb: N/A
89

The Two Princes, imprisoned and allegedly murdered in the Bloody Tower within the Tower Of London by Richard III. The story tells how they allegedly came back to haunt the…

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Genre: History, Horror
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
IMDb: 6.2
105

Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher’s death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives…

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Dirty Wars (2013)

Dirty Wars (2013)

Dirty Wars (2013)
IMDb: 7.4
87

Investigative journalist, Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America’s expanding covert wars, and examines how the US government has responded…

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The Match (2021)

The Match (2021)

The Match (2021)
IMDb: 6.0
119

Inspired by true events from the spring of 1944 when the Nazis organized a football match between a team of camp inmates and an elite Nazi team on Adolf Hitler’s…

Genre: Drama, History, Sport
The Emigrants (2021)

The Emigrants (2021)

The Emigrants (2021)
IMDb: 6.8
148

Based on the book by Vilhelm Moberg (published in 1949) depicting a few people emigrating from Sweden to the United States in the 1800s, and a remake of the 1971…

Genre: Drama, History