History Movies
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 Cold Blue

The Cold Blue

The Cold Blue
IMDb: 7.6
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…

The Stronghold

The Stronghold

The Stronghold
IMDb: 6.5
100

A solar eclipse activates a magic time portal, and a regular schoolboy Vit’ko from the 21st century goes a thousand years back in time. It doesn’t take Vitya long to…

A Resistance

A Resistance

A Resistance
IMDb: 6
N/A

During Japanese colonial rule, YU Gwan-sun is imprisoned for starting the March 1 Movement, a peaceful protest for Korea’s independence. Undaunted, YU unites her fellow inmates to resist Japan. The…

Genre: Drama, History
Stealing Sinatra

Stealing Sinatra

Stealing Sinatra
IMDb: 5.6
96

In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It’s a true story

Genre: Crime, Drama, History
’85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History

’85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History

’85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History
IMDb: 6.8
107

Through never-been-seen-before footage and fascinating interviews with key members of the 1985 Chicago Bears — Mike Ditka, Jim McMahon, Mike Singletary, and others — you will hear the inside story…

Shattered Glass

Shattered Glass

Shattered Glass
IMDb: 7.1
94

The true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass, who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at The New Republic…

Genre: Drama, History
A Legendary Love

A Legendary Love

A Legendary Love
IMDb: 6.4
145

In the late 15th century, a forbidden romance blossoms between Gusti Putri, a Javanese Hindu princess and Hang Tuah, a Malay Muslim warrior from Melaka, against a backdrop of war…

The Legend of Tomiris

The Legend of Tomiris

The Legend of Tomiris
IMDb: 6.8
156

This is the story of the life of the great queen of of the steppe – legendary Tomiris. She is destined to become a skillful warrior, survive the loss of…

Genre: Drama, History
A Good Day to Die

A Good Day to Die

A Good Day to Die
IMDb: 8
91

Interviews and archival footage profile the life of Dennis Banks, American Indian Movement leader who looks back at his early life and the rise of the Movement.

The Plainsman

The Plainsman

The Plainsman
IMDb: 6.9
113

Wild Bill Hickok (Gary Cooper), Calamity Jane (Jean Arthur) and Buffalo Bill (James Ellison) go up against Indians and a gunrunner.

Panipat

Panipat

Panipat
IMDb: 5.4
171

During 18th century India, the Marathas emerged as the most powerful empire in the nation until the Afghan King Ahmad Shah Abdali plans to take over India. Sadashiv Rao Bhau…

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Nightfall

Nightfall

Nightfall
IMDb: 5.5
15

The chronicles of a day in the life of a nameless woman as she wanders around Singapore. Part documentary part video essay, ‘Nightfall’ is a fictionalized account of Suwichakornpong’s time…

Genre: History
Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired

Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired

Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired
IMDb: 7.2
64

This is the story of a tiny country that made a decision to do something that no other country had ever done — it decided to abolish its army and…

The Kaiser’s Lackey

The Kaiser’s Lackey

The Kaiser’s Lackey
IMDb: 7.3
109

Diederich Heßling is scared of everything and everyone. But as he grows up, he comes to realize that he has to offer his services to the powers-that-be if he wants…

Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Rotation

Rotation

Rotation
IMDb: 7.3
80

The mechanic Behnke wants to join the Nazi party to secure a good living. However, after his Jewish neighbors have been taken away, he changes his views. Trying to remain…

Genre: Drama, History
The Desert of the Tartars

The Desert of the Tartars

The Desert of the Tartars
IMDb: 7.6
140

Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.

Genre: History
The Burning of Atlanta

The Burning of Atlanta

The Burning of Atlanta
IMDb: N/A
N/A

“The Burning of Atlanta” is the story of the destruction of a major city near the end of the war, and the desperation and terror this causes in the lives…

Genre: Action, History
The Breath

The Breath

The Breath
IMDb: 8
128

A small task force of the Turkish army have to defend a relay station in the middle of nowhere against a possible terrorist raid.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
IMDb: 8.2
186

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…

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Rome, Open City

Rome, Open City

Rome, Open City
IMDb: 8
103

ROME, OPEN CITY is a landmark in film history. Filmed in secrecy during the Nazi occupation of Italy, the film shows a realistic portrayal of the underground resistance in Italy…

Genre: Drama, History
Jhansi Ki Rani

Jhansi Ki Rani

Jhansi Ki Rani
IMDb: 6.9
148

Set in the 19th century against the backdrop of the Mutiny of 1857, the film is about the bravery of queen Lakshmibai, Rani of Jhansi, who took up arms and…

Genre: Drama, History
The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7
IMDb: 7.6
130

What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest…

The Great Darkened Days

The Great Darkened Days

The Great Darkened Days
IMDb: 6.9
95

While a world war rages, Philippe, a draft-dodger from Quebec, takes refuge in the American West, surviving by competing in Charlie Chaplin impersonation contests. As Philippe makes his long journey…

Christ Stopped at Eboli

Christ Stopped at Eboli

Christ Stopped at Eboli
IMDb: 7.7
220

In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Conspiracy

Conspiracy

Conspiracy
IMDb: 7.7
96

The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”. Lead by…

Genre: Drama, History
Carnival in Flanders

Carnival in Flanders

Carnival in Flanders
IMDb: 7.5
110

Flanders, Spanish Empire, 1616. The inhabitants of the small town of Boom are busy organizing the annual local festivities when the arrival of the Duke of Olivares, who rules the…

RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin McGregor

RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin McGregor

RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin McGregor
IMDb: 7.5
90

To celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force, Ewan and Colin McGregor take to the skies in some of the world’s most iconic planes. These are the planes that…

About a War

About a War

About a War
IMDb: N/A
82

A feature length documentary exploring violence and social change through the stories of ex-fighters from the Lebanese Civil War.

Teslafy Me

Teslafy Me

Teslafy Me
IMDb: 8.1
90

A vision for a world free of pollution and climate problems, with energy available in abundance – are we ready to take up legacy of ingenious inventor Nikola Tesla?

The Millionaires’ Unit

The Millionaires’ Unit

The Millionaires’ Unit
IMDb: 8.1
120

A documentary about the First Yale Unit, a group of Yale students who trained for World War I.

The Virgin Queen

The Virgin Queen

The Virgin Queen
IMDb: 6.8
92

Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.

The Scapegoat

The Scapegoat

The Scapegoat
IMDb: 6.7
N/A

Il Fornaretto di Venezia (US TV title: The Scapegoat) is a 1963 Italian film directed by Duccio Tessari who co-wrote screenplay with Marcello Fondato, based on novel by Francesco Dall’Ongaro….

Zwinglis Erbe

Zwinglis Erbe

Zwinglis Erbe
IMDb: 7.4
55

A.D. 1519: When Huldrych Zwingli begins preaching as a priest in Zurich, the plague affects him. Looking death in the face, God’s Word carries him through and he survives. Encouraged…

Genre: Drama, History
The Fencing Master

The Fencing Master

The Fencing Master
IMDb: 6.9
88

A fencing master in pre-revolution Spain is hired to teach fencing to a beautiful young woman. Although he has never taught a woman before he is fascinated by her and…

The Map Against the World

The Map Against the World

The Map Against the World
IMDb: 5.8
129

Kim Jeong-Ho’s father died due to an erroneous map. Because of this, Kim Jeong-Ho has a strong desire to make his own map. He begins a complete block map of…

Genre: Drama, History
The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask
IMDb: 7.1
112

Tyrannical King Louis XIV learns that he has an identical twin brother, Philippe, who was raised from birth by his late father’s trusted friend D’Artagnan and his faithful musketeers, Porthos,…

Schtonk!

Schtonk!

Schtonk!
IMDb: 7.2
115

Schtonk! is a farce of the actual events of 1983, when Germany’s Stern magazine published, with great fanfare, 60 volumes of the alleged diaries of Adolf Hitler – which two…

Genre: Comedy, History
The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter
IMDb: 7.1
167

King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way…

Sharpe’s Challenge

Sharpe’s Challenge

Sharpe’s Challenge
IMDb: 7.5
138

Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe’s Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington…