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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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12 Strong
12 Strong
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Snowden
Snowden
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures
American Made
American Made
Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
King Arthur
King Arthur
Purge
Purge
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave
The 15:17 to Paris
The 15:17 to Paris
The Good Shepherd
The Good Shepherd
We Were Soldiers
We Were Soldiers
Queen of the Desert
Queen of the Desert
Free State of Jones
Free State of Jones
Sully
Sully
Detroit
Detroit
Braveheart
Braveheart
Pretty Baby
Pretty Baby
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Amadeus
Amadeus
Apollo 13
Apollo 13
Downfall
Downfall
Hostiles
Hostiles
The Founder
The Founder
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
The Post
The Post
Bajirao Mastani
Bajirao Mastani
To Hell and Back
To Hell and Back
Selma
Selma
The King's Speech
The King's Speech
Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records
Ip Man
Ip Man
Flyboys
Flyboys
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Goodbye Christopher Robin
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
Das Boot
Das Boot
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
Red Tails
Red Tails
The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments
Patton
Patton
Mandingo
Mandingo
In the Heart of the Sea
In the Heart of the Sea
The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans
Sands of Iwo Jima
Sands of Iwo Jima
My Name Is Bill W.
My Name Is Bill W.
The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game
The Grandmaster
The Grandmaster
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
The Untouchables
The Untouchables
Jodhaa Akbar
Jodhaa Akbar
Gotti
Gotti
Caligula
Caligula
Ironclad
Ironclad
Ip Man 2
Ip Man 2
The Patriot
The Patriot
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Where Eagles Dare
Where Eagles Dare
Saving Mr. Banks
Saving Mr. Banks
Defiance
Defiance
Gardens of Stone
Gardens of Stone
The Disaster Artist
The Disaster Artist
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Prayers for Bobby
Prayers for Bobby
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
First They Killed My Father
First They Killed My Father
Colonia
Colonia
Sergeant York
Sergeant York
The Monuments Men
The Monuments Men
Hunger
Hunger
Zulu Dawn
Zulu Dawn
Kingdom of Heaven
Kingdom of Heaven
Enemy at the Gates
Enemy at the Gates
Gandhi
Gandhi
Jobs
Jobs
A Man for All Seasons
A Man for All Seasons
Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love
Full Out
Full Out
The 33
The 33
Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club
The Duchess
The Duchess
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
Zoo
Zoo
The Death of Stalin
The Death of Stalin
Executive Action
Executive Action
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far
Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil
Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil
Temple
Temple
Spotlight
Spotlight
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
Honor Flight
Honor Flight
Taking Chance
Taking Chance
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