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About History Movies

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.

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Cleopatra
Cleopatra
12 Strong
12 Strong
Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records
Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures
Purge
Purge
Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Sully
Sully
We Were Soldiers
We Were Soldiers
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Free State of Jones
Free State of Jones
Pretty Baby
Pretty Baby
Braveheart
Braveheart
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
The Patriot
The Patriot
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
Kingdom of Heaven
Kingdom of Heaven
Bajirao Mastani
Bajirao Mastani
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Paul, Apostle of Christ
King Arthur
King Arthur
Risen
Risen
Apollo 13
Apollo 13
Enemy at the Gates
Enemy at the Gates
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Goodbye Christopher Robin
K-19: The Widowmaker
K-19: The Widowmaker
12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
Ip Man 2
Ip Man 2
Ip Man
Ip Man
Mandingo
Mandingo
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rabbit-Proof Fence
The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game
The Untouchables
The Untouchables
Detroit
Detroit
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
Das Boot
Das Boot
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
The Post
The Post
Amadeus
Amadeus
Chappaquiddick
Chappaquiddick
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
Where Eagles Dare
Where Eagles Dare
Woman Walks Ahead
Woman Walks Ahead
In the Heart of the Sea
In the Heart of the Sea
Spartacus
Spartacus
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
First They Killed My Father
First They Killed My Father
Michael Collins
Michael Collins
A United Kingdom
A United Kingdom
My Name Is Bill W.
My Name Is Bill W.
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans
Valkyrie
Valkyrie
Taking Chance
Taking Chance
Queen of the Desert
Queen of the Desert
Spotlight
Spotlight
The Grandmaster
The Grandmaster
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
For Greater Glory
For Greater Glory
The Alamo
The Alamo
The Bounty
The Bounty
To Hell and Back
To Hell and Back
Jodhaa Akbar
Jodhaa Akbar
Gardens of Stone
Gardens of Stone
Caligula
Caligula
Snowden
Snowden
Shock and Awe
Shock and Awe
The Founder
The Founder
Selma
Selma
Gandhi
Gandhi
Eddie the Eagle
Eddie the Eagle
The 33
The 33
Defiance
Defiance
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Flags of Our Fathers
Flags of Our Fathers
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
The Black Prince
The Black Prince
Tai-Pan
Tai-Pan
Full Out
Full Out
Honor Flight
Honor Flight
Zoo
Zoo
Final Portrait
Final Portrait
Les Miserables: 25th Anniversary in Concert
Les Miserables: 25th Anniversary in Concert
Land of the Pharaohs
Land of the Pharaohs
The Cokeville Miracle
The Cokeville Miracle
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
Into the Storm
Into the Storm
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue
Eight Men Out
Eight Men Out
Von Ryan's Express
Von Ryan's Express
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