Watch History Movies Online

The only thing that truly ties together all movies in the history genre is inclusion of real-world subject matter that isn't drawn from the current state of affairs.

As the human event that gets recorded in the history books more than any other, war is obviously prime plot material for historical films. Going all the way back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, world history is filled with wars that have been mined as subject matter for adventure movies throughout film history. American history has plenty of its own wars, and all of them, from the Revolutionary war to the war in Afghanistan, have been depicted in film more than once.

Other important moments in history have been fictionalized in film, too, of course. Developments in cultural or scientific history - the history of American music, for example, or the American space program - are common subject matter, and historical biographies are also popular entrants in the genre.

Historical movies can fit within many other secondary genres. Adventure and action movies are common, especially in the case of historical movies based on wars. Romances, dramas and even musicals often fit into the history genre, too, by benefit of the historical periods in which they're set.

    The Witch
    The Witch
    Temple
    Temple
    We Were Soldiers
    We Were Soldiers
    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor
    Braveheart
    Braveheart
    Coach Carter
    Coach Carter
    Hotel Rwanda
    Hotel Rwanda
    Apollo 13
    Apollo 13
    Seabiscuit
    Seabiscuit
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
    Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
    Enemy at the Gates
    Enemy at the Gates
    Black Hawk Down
    Black Hawk Down
    The Last of the Mohicans
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Rocketman
    Rocketman
    The Duchess
    The Duchess
    Killer Legends
    Killer Legends
    Cadillac Records
    Cadillac Records
    The Untouchables
    The Untouchables
    Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
    Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
    Glory
    Glory
    Judas and the Black Messiah
    Judas and the Black Messiah
    Dark Waters
    Dark Waters
    Dallas Buyers Club
    Dallas Buyers Club
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Valkyrie
    Valkyrie
    Escape from Pretoria
    Escape from Pretoria
    Darkest Hour
    Darkest Hour
    Public Enemies
    Public Enemies
    Hidden Figures
    Hidden Figures
    Rudy
    Rudy
    The Man in the Iron Mask
    The Man in the Iron Mask
    Ford v Ferrari
    Ford v Ferrari
    Alpha Dog
    Alpha Dog
    The Queen
    The Queen
    Harriet
    Harriet
    Bajirao Mastani
    Bajirao Mastani
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    The Elephant Man
    The Elephant Man
    Anthropoid
    Anthropoid
    Fighting with My Family
    Fighting with My Family
    Notorious
    Notorious
    The Long Riders
    The Long Riders
    Detroit
    Detroit
    Golden Door
    Golden Door
    Woodstock
    Woodstock
    Ip Man 4: The Finale
    Ip Man 4: The Finale
    Mary Magdalene
    Mary Magdalene
    The Iron Lady
    The Iron Lady
    Hotel Mumbai
    Hotel Mumbai
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Schindler's List
    Schindler's List
    Troy
    Troy
    Saving Private Ryan
    Saving Private Ryan
    For Greater Glory
    For Greater Glory
    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
    The Best of Enemies
    The Best of Enemies
    Woman Walks Ahead
    Woman Walks Ahead
    The Ten Commandments
    The Ten Commandments
    Rules of Engagement
    Rules of Engagement
    Shakespeare in Love
    Shakespeare in Love
    Ip Man 2
    Ip Man 2
    Selena
    Selena
    Sands of Iwo Jima
    Sands of Iwo Jima
    The Zookeeper's Wife
    The Zookeeper's Wife
    Operation Finale
    Operation Finale
    Selma
    Selma
    Casualties of War
    Casualties of War
    Marguerite & Julien
    Marguerite & Julien
    Exodus
    Exodus
    1492: Conquest of Paradise
    1492: Conquest of Paradise
    Bombshell
    Bombshell
    The Last Samurai
    The Last Samurai
    The Current War
    The Current War
    The Rosa Parks Story: Ride To Freedom
    The Rosa Parks Story: Ride To Freedom
    Ip Man
    Ip Man
    Ruby Bridges
    Ruby Bridges
    The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
    The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
    First Cow
    First Cow
    Suffragette
    Suffragette
    Just Mercy
    Just Mercy
    Rosewood
    Rosewood
    The Irishman
    The Irishman
    Official Secrets
    Official Secrets
    Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
    Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
    Testament of Youth
    Testament of Youth
    Serpico
    Serpico
    Papillon
    Papillon
    Red Tails
    Red Tails
    Sully
    Sully
    Les Miserables: 25th Anniversary in Concert
    Les Miserables: 25th Anniversary in Concert
    Downton Abbey
    Downton Abbey
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    Queen of the Desert
    Queen of the Desert
    Lions for Lambs
    Lions for Lambs
    Love and Mercy
    Love and Mercy
    The Way Back
    The Way Back
    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
    El Cantante
    El Cantante