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.

Ip Man 2
Ip Man 2
1917
1917
The Irishman
The Irishman
12 Strong
12 Strong
Harriet
Harriet
Hotel Rwanda
Hotel Rwanda
Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures
Hotel Mumbai
Hotel Mumbai
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
The Two Popes
The Two Popes
Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records
Ip Man
Ip Man
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
Viking
Viking
Gandhi
Gandhi
Apollo 13
Apollo 13
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
Notorious
Notorious
The Patriot
The Patriot
Midway
Midway
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Glory
Glory
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Das Boot
Das Boot
Mandingo
Mandingo
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
Downfall
Downfall
Escape from Pretoria
Escape from Pretoria
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
Enemy at the Gates
Enemy at the Gates
Seven Years in Tibet
Seven Years in Tibet
A League of Their Own
A League of Their Own
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
The Way Back
The Way Back
They Shall Not Grow Old
They Shall Not Grow Old
Amadeus
Amadeus
The King's Speech
The King's Speech
Official Secrets
Official Secrets
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rabbit-Proof Fence
The Dirt
The Dirt
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Founder
The Founder
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far
My Friend Dahmer
My Friend Dahmer
The Best of Enemies
The Best of Enemies
BlacKkKlansman
BlacKkKlansman
The Alamo
The Alamo
Michael Collins
Michael Collins
Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene
The Untouchables
The Untouchables
A Hidden Life
A Hidden Life
The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man
Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots
Casualties of War
Casualties of War
The Grandmaster
The Grandmaster
The Warlords
The Warlords
First Man
First Man
Heneral Luna
Heneral Luna
Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club
Dolemite Is My Name
Dolemite Is My Name
The 13th Warrior
The 13th Warrior
Tolkien
Tolkien
Windtalkers
Windtalkers
Apollo 11
Apollo 11
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
Judy
Judy
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love
Free State of Jones
Free State of Jones
Woman Walks Ahead
Woman Walks Ahead
Snowden
Snowden
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
Outlaw King
Outlaw King
Anthropoid
Anthropoid
A Passage to India
A Passage to India
Silence
Silence
The Favourite
The Favourite
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Borg vs McEnroe
Borg vs McEnroe
Gotti
Gotti
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
K-19: The Widowmaker
K-19: The Widowmaker
The Post
The Post
Grey Gardens
Grey Gardens
Operation Finale
Operation Finale
Detroit
Detroit
Battle for Haditha
Battle for Haditha
Sometimes in April
Sometimes in April
A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities
Memorial Day
Memorial Day
All Is True
All Is True
Genius
Genius
Rudy
Rudy
The Bounty
The Bounty
Little Buddha
Little Buddha
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