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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
Battle for Haditha
Battle for Haditha
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
All the Money in the World
All the Money in the World
American Made
American Made
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
The Patriot
The Patriot
Detroit
Detroit
The Duchess
The Duchess
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Amadeus
Amadeus
Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records
Downfall
Downfall
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
Pearl Harbor
The Disaster Artist
Victoria & Abdul
The Lost City of Z
The Zookeeper's Wife
Cold Mountain
The King's Speech
King in the Wilderness
The Black Prince
Das Boot
The Untouchables
Mandingo
Gandhi
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Flyboys
A Bridge Too Far
Defiance
Ip Man
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Bridget Jones' Baby
Dallas Buyers Club
Hammer of the Gods
J. Edgar
Mrs. Brown
Gangs of New York
Anthropoid
In the Time of the Butterflies
The Message
A Passage to India
Maudie
Lincoln
Sometimes in April
Ben-Hur
The Conspirator
The Courage to Love
Suffragette
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
The Grandmaster
Ip Man 2
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Marie Antoinette
Geronimo: An American Legend
Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil
Sacrifice
Jobs
Emperor
Of Gods and Men
The Importance of Being Earnest
Red Scorpion
Casualties of War
The Elephant Man
The Lost Wife of Robert Durst
The Four Feathers
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
All the Way
Executive Action
The Gathering Storm
Fort McCoy
The Guillotines
The Messenger
Lion of the Desert
1911
Creation
Prayers for Bobby
City of Life and Death
Elizabeth
Gardens of Stone
Reds
Anne of the Thousand Days
Inherit the Wind
Gotti
Shakespeare in Love
Saints and Soldiers
Titanic
Luther
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Silence
The Tuskegee Airmen
A Royal Affair
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