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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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Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Windtalkers
Windtalkers
K-19: The Widowmaker
K-19: The Widowmaker
12 Strong
12 Strong
22 July
22 July
Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures
Death Of A Nation
Death Of A Nation
Gotti
Gotti
Outlaw King
Outlaw King
Das Boot
Das Boot
Operation Finale
Operation Finale
Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Colette
Colette
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
The Alamo
The Alamo
Queen of the Desert
Queen of the Desert
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Ip Man
Ip Man
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
Hotel Rwanda
Hotel Rwanda
Amadeus
Amadeus
Apollo 13
Apollo 13
The Post
The Post
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Detroit
Detroit
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
Snowden
Snowden
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Goodbye Christopher Robin
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Founder
The Founder
Chappaquiddick
Chappaquiddick
Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Ronaldo
Ronaldo
Viking
Viking
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen
Defiance
Defiance
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York
Seven Years in Tibet
Seven Years in Tibet
The Death of Stalin
The Death of Stalin
All the Way
All the Way
The Grandmaster
The Grandmaster
Ip Man 2
Ip Man 2
Ironclad
Ironclad
Hostiles
Hostiles
The King's Speech
The King's Speech
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Gandhi
Gandhi
Free State of Jones
Free State of Jones
The Gathering Storm
The Gathering Storm
Creation
Creation
Zoo
Zoo
The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z
Anthropoid
Anthropoid
Executive Action
Executive Action
For Greater Glory
For Greater Glory
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Flyboys
Flyboys
Inherit the Wind
Inherit the Wind
Mandingo
Mandingo
Downfall
Downfall
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
The 15:17 to Paris
The 15:17 to Paris
Sometimes in April
Sometimes in April
Lincoln
Lincoln
The Way Back
The Way Back
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
Field of Lost Shoes
Field of Lost Shoes
The Red Baron
The Red Baron
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
Borg vs McEnroe
Borg vs McEnroe
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
First Man
First Man
The Celluloid Closet
The Celluloid Closet
The Black Prince
The Black Prince
Miss Hokusai
Miss Hokusai
Grey Gardens
Grey Gardens
Citizen X
Citizen X
In the Time of the Butterflies
In the Time of the Butterflies
The Madness of King George
The Madness of King George
Shock and Awe
Shock and Awe
Woman Walks Ahead
Woman Walks Ahead
Marquis de Sade
Marquis de Sade
Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil
Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil
Yankee Buccaneer
Yankee Buccaneer
Frantz
Frantz
Hillary's America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party
Hillary's America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party
The Last King
The Last King
The First Great Escape
The First Great Escape
Chuck Norris vs. Communism
Chuck Norris vs. Communism
The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff
Gallipoli
Gallipoli
Jobs
Jobs
J. Edgar
J. Edgar
Ed Wood
Ed Wood
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