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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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Detroit
Detroit
Flyboys
Flyboys
The Patriot
The Patriot
The Duchess
The Duchess
Ip Man
Ip Man
Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records
Amadeus
Amadeus
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
Das Boot
Das Boot
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Hotel Rwanda
Hotel Rwanda
K-19: The Widowmaker
K-19: The Widowmaker
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
Mandingo
Mandingo
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
The Lost City of Z
Shakespeare in Love
Dallas Buyers Club
Ip Man 2
Marie Antoinette
Downfall
Dead Presidents
Windtalkers
For Greater Glory
Gangs of New York
Silence
The Tuskegee Airmen
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
The King's Speech
In the Time of the Butterflies
No Man's Land
Lawrence of Arabia
Cold Mountain
Gandhi
Ben-Hur
Farewell, My Queen
Defiance
Maudie
A Passage to India
Lincoln
Battle for Haditha
Savannah
The Bounty
The Untouchables
Lion of the Desert
Geronimo: An American Legend
The Elephant Man
Elizabeth
Seven Years in Tibet
Goodbye Christopher Robin
The Good Shepherd
Ran
Anthropoid
The Right Stuff
Jobs
A Royal Affair
The Importance of Being Earnest
Basquiat
The Lion in Winter
Ironclad
The Conspirator
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Quiz Show
Inherit the Wind
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
All the Way
Executive Action
Chuck Norris vs. Communism
Citizen X
Black Adder's A Christmas Carol
Ephraim's Rescue
The Messenger
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Creation
Winter in Wartime
Frost/Nixon
Little Buddha
Reds
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
The Black Prince
Titanic
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
Mary, Queen of Scots
The Guillotines
The Way Back
The First Great Escape
The Gathering Storm
Good Ol' Freda
Hammer of the Gods
Agora
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
The First Texan
Edo Porn
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