History Movies
Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward

Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward

Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward
IMDb: 8.7
77

The brutal trilogy of light-welterweight fights between Arturo ‘Thunder’ Gatti and ‘Irish’ Mickey Ward is the focus of this documentary.

Farha

Farha

Farha
IMDb: 7
92

Palestine, 1948. After the withdrawal of the British occupiers, tensions rise between Arabs and Jews. Meanwhile, Farha, the smart daughter of the mayor of a small village, unaware of the…

Genre: Drama, History, War
We Believed

We Believed

We Believed
IMDb: 6.5
170

1828. In the wake of the repression of revolutionary movements in Southern Italy, three young friends join Giuseppe Mazzini’s republican and unificationist cause. Their idealism will clash with the inevitable…

Genre: Drama, History
Testimony

Testimony

Testimony
IMDb: 7
157

The story of the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin.

Genre: Drama, History
Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Les Misérables
IMDb: 7.7
108

In early nineteenth-century France Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who failed to report to parole, is relentlessly pursued over a twenty-year period by Javert, an obsessive policeman.

Twenty Pearls: The Story of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Twenty Pearls: The Story of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Twenty Pearls: The Story of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
IMDb: 8.8
91

“Twenty Pearls” tells a powerful story of sisterhood. In 1908, nine Black women enrolled at Howard University made one decision that would change the course of history. These college students…

With Fire and Sword

With Fire and Sword

With Fire and Sword
IMDb: 7
175

In the mid-17th century, Poland was the largest, most democratic, and most tolerant country in Europe. However, a tragic civil war brought about the gradual decline of the once glorious…

Sonata

Sonata

Sonata
IMDb: 7.1
118

Diagnosed as an autistic child, Grzegorz lives in his own, hermetic world not being able to connect with others. When he is a teenager, it turns out that the cause…

Genre: Drama, History
Pan Tadeusz

Pan Tadeusz

Pan Tadeusz
IMDb: 6.1
125

Pan Tadeusz (film 1928) is a Polish historical film directed by Ryszard Ordynski based on the national epic of Poland, an 1834 poem by Adam Mickiewicz.

Anniversary of the Revolution

Anniversary of the Revolution

Anniversary of the Revolution
IMDb: 6.8
122

A chronicle of the Russian Revolution of 1917, from the bourgeois democratic February Revolution to the great socialist October Revolution and the final triumph.

The Holy Inquisition

The Holy Inquisition

The Holy Inquisition
IMDb: 7.3
127

A Jewish family suffers persecution and suffering in the 16th century when they are accused of practicing witchcraft.

Genre: Drama, History
Leonardo Da Vinci: The Universal Man

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Universal Man

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Universal Man
IMDb: 6.8
90

How only one man all at the same time painted the Mona Lisa, conceived ball bearing and gave the first clinical description of atherosclerosis? On the occasion of the 500th…

Plague at the Golden Gate

Plague at the Golden Gate

Plague at the Golden Gate
IMDb: 7.5
113

Discover how the 1900 outbreak of bubonic plague set off feat and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco. A fascinating medical mystery and timely examination of the relationship between the medical…

Bandit

Bandit

Bandit
IMDb: N/A
126

After escaping a Michigan prison, a charming career criminal assumes a new identity in Canada and goes on to rob a record 59 banks and jewellery stores while being hunted…

Young Bess

Young Bess

Young Bess
IMDb: 6.6
112

The mother died under the executioner’s axe; the daughter rose to become England’s greatest monarch — the brilliant and cunning Queen Elizabeth I. Jean Simmons portrays young Bess in this…

Assassins of Brotherhood

Assassins of Brotherhood

Assassins of Brotherhood
IMDb: 5.9
85

The film mainly describes the Ming Dynasty ancestors, Zhu Xi, established a secret military intelligence organization – nine gates (九门), to monitor the government officials and to control the people…

Genre: Action, History
One Second

One Second

One Second
IMDb: 7.1
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: Drama, History
Medieval

Medieval

Medieval
IMDb: 6.5
126

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

Contradiction: A Question of Faith

Contradiction: A Question of Faith

Contradiction: A Question of Faith
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 Norse: An Arctic Mystery

The Norse: An Arctic Mystery

The Norse: An Arctic Mystery
IMDb: 6.6
51

The history books say that the first European to make contact with Native Americans was Christopher Columbus. New evidence tells a different story, that another civilization arrived in the New…

Genre: History
13:14: The Challenge of Helping

13:14: The Challenge of Helping

13:14: The Challenge of Helping
IMDb: 4.8
89

On September 19, 2017, at 1:14 p.m., an earthquake devastated Mexico City and its environs. Immediately, citizens mobilized to help, including the actor and youtuber Juanpa Zurita who quickly organized…

Whirlwind

Whirlwind

Whirlwind
IMDb: 6.7
108

Set at the end of the Siege of Osaka this film follows the exploits of several members of the defeated Toyotomi clan as they cope with the post battle chaos…

I Accuse

I Accuse

I Accuse
IMDb: 7.7
165

The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other’s wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes…

The Pioneer

The Pioneer

The Pioneer
IMDb: 5.6
121

The story of Li Dazhao’s revolutionary deeds from 1912 to 1927, and the story of the benevolent and revolutionary pioneers who were led by him to devote themselves to the…

Genre: Drama, History
Who Killed Nancy?

Who Killed Nancy?

Who Killed Nancy?
IMDb: 6.4
93

On October 12th, 1978, New York Police discovered the lifeless body of a young woman, slumped under the bathroom sink in a hotel room. She was Nancy Spungen, an ex-prostitute,…

The Second Game

The Second Game

The Second Game
IMDb: 6.3
97

A deceptively simple set-up: the director and his father watch a 1988 football match which the father refereed, their commentary accompanying the original television images in real time. A Bucharest…

Badamasi (Portrait of a General)

Badamasi (Portrait of a General)

Badamasi (Portrait of a General)
IMDb: 6.7
135

A flawed Army General attempts to guide an impossible African country through a viciously strained era in this first of its kind, authorised biopic, based on real events.

Genre: History
We’re Going to Be Rich

We’re Going to Be Rich

We’re Going to Be Rich
IMDb: 6.2
78

A perpetual dreamer talks his wife into moving with him from their home in Australia to South Africa, where he hopes to discover gold and finally become wealthy.

Genre: Comedy, History
The Mother of the Kings

The Mother of the Kings

The Mother of the Kings
IMDb: 7.2
127

Made in 1982, shelved for five years. Story opens with Lucja Krol’s husband under the tram. She gives birth to her fourth son on the floor of their new apartment….

Genre: Drama, History, War
Hansan: Rising Dragon

Hansan: Rising Dragon

Hansan: Rising Dragon
IMDb: 7
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…

Putin’s Witnesses

Putin’s Witnesses

Putin’s Witnesses
IMDb: 7
103

Russian Federation, December 31, 1999. After President Boris Yeltsin’s unexpected resignation, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin becomes acting president of the country. From that day and for a year, Vitaly Mansky’s…

Knight Without Armour

Knight Without Armour

Knight Without Armour
IMDb: 6.8
100

British agent working in Russia is forced to remain longer than planned once the revolution begins. After being released from prison in Siberia he poses as a Russian Commissar. Because…

De Sade

De Sade

De Sade
IMDb: 4.2
113

The 18th-century French marquis recalls his sadomasochistic experiments and goes to jail for lewd behavior.

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Les Misérables
IMDb: 7.3
150

Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.

The Legacy of the Siren

The Legacy of the Siren

The Legacy of the Siren
IMDb: 4.6
N/A

Michel must go to dangerous lengths to save his wife and newborn child from the intrigues of the king’s mistress in this historical drama.

Genre: Drama, History
A Woman in Berlin

A Woman in Berlin

A Woman in Berlin
IMDb: 7
131

A nameless woman keeps a diary as the Russians invade Berlin in the spring of 1945. She is in her early 30s, a patriotic journalist with international credentials; her husband,…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Native Land

Native Land

Native Land
IMDb: 6.4
89

By the start of World War II, Paul Robeson had given up his lucrative mainstream work to participate in more socially progressive film and stage productions. Robeson committed his support…

Genre: Drama, History
The Birth of New China

The Birth of New China

The Birth of New China
IMDb: 5.5
163

In the spring and summer of 1949, the People’s Liberation Army launched an offensive under the orders of Mao Zedong and Zhu De, they crossed the Yangtze River and Nanjing…

Genre: Drama, History
Spain: The First Globalization

Spain: The First Globalization

Spain: The First Globalization
IMDb: 7.5
110

A new reading of the historical period that began with the reign of the Catholic Monarchs (1479-1516) and the discovery of America (1492), as well as an analysis of its…

The Bold and the Brave

The Bold and the Brave

The Bold and the Brave
IMDb: 6
87

The film traces the destinies of three American soldiers stationed in Italy during World War II. Fairchild (Corey) is an idealist who doesn’t believe in killing. Preacher is a religious…

Genre: Drama, History, War