History Movies
Sertânia

Sertânia

Sertânia
IMDb: 7.4
97

When bandits take the town of Sertânia, Antão gets shot, arrested, and left to die. Bleeding out, Antão’s delirious mind begins to recall the events that led up to the…

Flood in the Desert

Flood in the Desert

Flood in the Desert
IMDb: 7.4
53

Explore the 1928 collapse of the St. Francis Dam, the second deadliest disaster in California history. A colossal engineering and human failure, the dam was built by William Mulholland, a…

Gallant Journey

Gallant Journey

Gallant Journey
IMDb: 6.3
85

Director William A. Wellman adds another to his long line of salutes-to-aviation films in this bio of an aviation pioneer, John Montgomery (Glenn Ford.) In 1883 he built a practical…

Genre: Drama, History
Genocide

Genocide

Genocide
IMDb: 7.3
90

The mass murder of Jewish people by the Nazi regime is chronicled, with a warning that anti-Semitism is on the rise and the events of the Holocaust could happen again….

Clive of India

Clive of India

Clive of India
IMDb: 6.2
94

Fort St. David, Cuddalore, southern India, 1748. While colonial empires battle to seize an enormous territory, rich in spices and precious metals beyond the wildest dreams, and try to gain…

Attack and Retreat

Attack and Retreat

Attack and Retreat
IMDb: 7.1
148

Chronicle of the unheralded and unsuccessful invasion of the Soviet Union by the Italian army during World War II.

Genre: Drama, History, War
Bang Rajan

Bang Rajan

Bang Rajan
IMDb: 6.6
113

Set right before the fall of Thailand’s old capital, Ayuttaya, Bang Rajan draws on the legend of a village of fighters who bravely fended off the Burmese armies. With no…

Genre: Action, History, War
Cinema Novo

Cinema Novo

Cinema Novo
IMDb: 7.2
93

A deep investigation, in the way of a poetic essay, on one of the main Latin American movements in cinema, analyzed via the thoughts of its main authors, who invented,…

The Village Detective: A Song Cycle

The Village Detective: A Song Cycle

The Village Detective: A Song Cycle
IMDb: 6.8
81

Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Iceland, July 9, 2016. The surprising discovery of a canister —containing four reels of The Village Detective (Деревенский детектив), a 1969 Soviet film—, caught…

Baragaki: Unbroken Samurai

Baragaki: Unbroken Samurai

Baragaki: Unbroken Samurai
IMDb: 6.4
148

Set in the 19th century, “Moeyo Ken” follows the life of Toshizo Hijikata (Junichi Okada). He was the vice-commander of the Shinsengumi and fought against the Meiji Restoration. –asianwiki

1970

1970

1970
IMDb: 7.5
70

1970. Striking workers demonstrate in communist Poland to oppose price increases. In the offices of the dignitaries, tension and violent repression grew as the revolt intensified. By using stop motion…

Shabaash Mithu

Shabaash Mithu

Shabaash Mithu
IMDb: 6
156

From child prodigy to trailblazing captain, Indian women’s cricket icon Mithali Raj navigates highs and lows of professional career. A story of a young girl’s determination and stance against discrimination,…

Genre: Drama, History
King Richard and the Crusaders

King Richard and the Crusaders

King Richard and the Crusaders
IMDb: 5.5
114

Based on Sir Walter Scott’s The Talisman, this is the story of the romantic adventures of Christians and Muslims during the battle for the Holy Land in the time of…

Van Diemen’s Land

Van Diemen’s Land

Van Diemen’s Land
IMDb: 5.9
104

The true story of Australia’s most notorious convict, Alexander Pearce and his infamous journey into the beautiful yet brutal Tasmanian wilderness. A point of no return for convicts banished from…

The King of Laughter

The King of Laughter

The King of Laughter
IMDb: 7.2
133

Beloved Neapolitan actor and playwright Eduardo Scarpetta, father of Eduardo De Filippo, devoted his entire life to the theater, achieving success with timeless works such as “Miseria e nobiltà.” However,…

Genre: Drama, History
Hinterland

Hinterland

Hinterland
IMDb: 6.3
98

Vienna, 1920. The Austro-Hungarian Empire has collapsed. Peter Perg returns home from the Great War, after years of captivity. But the Vienna he comes home to is nothing like the…

Margrete: Queen of the North

Margrete: Queen of the North

Margrete: Queen of the North
IMDb: 6.7
115

1402. Queen Margrete I has gathered the Nordic kingdoms in a union, ruled through her adopted son, Erik. But a conspiracy is in the making and Margrete finds herself in…

Genre: Drama, History
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
IMDb: 7.7
103

The epic life story of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968), a French screenwriter, director and producer, true pioneer of cinema, the first person who made a narrative fiction film; author of hundreds…

The Trial of Joan of Arc

The Trial of Joan of Arc

The Trial of Joan of Arc
IMDb: 7.4
62

Rouen, Normandy, 1431, during the Hundred Years’ War. After being captured by French soldiers from an opposing faction, Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orléans, is unjustly tried by an…

Genre: Drama, History
Bhuj: The Pride of India

Bhuj: The Pride of India

Bhuj: The Pride of India
IMDb: 4.6
113

Set in the backdrop of the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War, the film tells the story of the IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, and his bravery, patriotism and determination.

Wondrous Boccaccio

Wondrous Boccaccio

Wondrous Boccaccio
IMDb: 5.8
120

It’s 1348. The plague has brutally hit Florence. A group of then young people, seven women and three men, rebel against the feeling of death that is about to swallow…

Enter the Forbidden City

Enter the Forbidden City

Enter the Forbidden City
IMDb: 6.5
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…

Genre: History
Black Venus

Black Venus

Black Venus
IMDb: 6.8
159

The true story of Saartjes Baartman, a black South African worker who moves to London with her master in the early 19th century. Although she dreams of being an artist,…

Genre: Drama, History
The Battle at Lake Changjin II

The Battle at Lake Changjin II

The Battle at Lake Changjin II
IMDb: 5.4
149

In the follow-up to “The Battle At Lake Changjin”, brothers Wu Qianli and Wu Wanli undertake a new task for the People’s Volunteer Army, defending a bridge part of the…

Genre: Action, History, War
Mr. Malcolm’s List

Mr. Malcolm’s List

Mr. Malcolm’s List
IMDb: 5.3
117

When she fails to meet an item on his list of requirements for a bride, Julia Thistlewaite is jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor, Mr. Malcolm. Feeling humiliated and determined…

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
IMDb: 9.1
154

Based by the life of ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan who was falsely accused of being a spy and arrested in 1994. Though free, he is still fighting for justice, with…

Major

Major

Major
IMDb: 8.3
149

Based on the life of real-life Hero Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Major, the film, aims to show how this valiant soldier saved the lives of numerous hostages before being martyred by…

13 Hours That Saved Britain

13 Hours That Saved Britain

13 Hours That Saved Britain
IMDb: 6.4
49

In this documentary, experts dissect the Battle of Britain, which took place on Sept. 15, 1940 — a day that determined the fate of the nation.

Samrat Prithviraj

Samrat Prithviraj

Samrat Prithviraj
IMDb: 6.8
136

The true story of legendary Hindu warrior king “Prithviraj Chauhan” including his early military successes, love story with Sanyogita & clashes with Muhammad of Ghor, a ruler of the Ghurid…

83

83

83
IMDb: 7.5
163

On the 25th of June 1983, the Lord’s Cricket Ground witnessed one of the biggest underdog stories in the history of sports. Fourteen inspired players – led by a man’s…

Genre: Drama, History
The Royal

The Royal

The Royal
IMDb: 6.8
98

The promising career of former Kansas City Royal slugger Willie Mays Aikens quickly turned disastrous because of drug addiction.

Genre: Drama, History
Betrayed

Betrayed

Betrayed
IMDb: 7.1
126

During World War II, millions of Jews from all over Europe are deported and killed in German concentration camps. When the German troops invade Norway, the Norwegian Jews feel safe…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Jacob

Jacob

Jacob
IMDb: 6.5
91

In this inspiring tale from the book of Genesis, young shepherd Jacob (Matthew Modine) falls in love with and wants to marry Rachel (Lara Flynn Boyle), the daughter of his…

For All Mankind

For All Mankind

For All Mankind
IMDb: 8.1
80

A testament to NASA’s Apollo program of the 1960s and ’70s. Composed of actual NASA footage of the missions and astronaut interviews, the documentary offers the viewpoint of the individuals…

Bequest to the Nation

Bequest to the Nation

Bequest to the Nation
IMDb: 6.5
118

Set before the Battle of Trafalgar, this is the story of relationship between Admiral Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton during the Napoleonic Wars.

Genre: Drama, History
Antony & Cleopatra

Antony & Cleopatra

Antony & Cleopatra
IMDb: 6.5
170

Octavius Caesar (later renamed Augustus Caesar, son of the murdered Julius Caesar), Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to…

Mad Love

Mad Love

Mad Love
IMDb: 6.5
115

The tragic fate of Juana I of Castille, Queen of Spain, madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.

Holy Silence

Holy Silence

Holy Silence
IMDb: 6.9
56

As World War II looms, Pope Pius XI calls on a humble American priest to help him challenge the evils of Nazism and anti-Semitism. But death intervenes, and Pope Pius…

Eternal Winter

Eternal Winter

Eternal Winter
IMDb: 7.4
110

The true story of an unlikely romance in a Soviet labor camp.

The Face Reader

The Face Reader

The Face Reader
IMDb: 6.8
140

An exceptionally talented face reader becomes entangled in a bloody power struggle between a child king and his uncle who plans to usurp the throne.

Genre: Drama, History