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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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The Retrieval
The Retrieval
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
22 July
22 July
Operation Finale
Operation Finale
12 Strong
12 Strong
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Gotti
Gotti
Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures
The Patriot
The Patriot
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Titanic
Titanic
Michael Collins
Michael Collins
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
Ip Man
Ip Man
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
Hotel Rwanda
Hotel Rwanda
The Founder
The Founder
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
Free State of Jones
Free State of Jones
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
The Death of Stalin
The Death of Stalin
Ip Man 2
Ip Man 2
Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love
Detroit
Detroit
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Apollo 13
Apollo 13
Amadeus
Amadeus
Gandhi
Gandhi
Mandingo
Mandingo
Chappaquiddick
Chappaquiddick
The Grandmaster
The Grandmaster
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Das Boot
Das Boot
Enemy at the Gates
Enemy at the Gates
The Alamo
The Alamo
Snowden
Snowden
K-19: The Widowmaker
K-19: The Widowmaker
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
Downfall
Downfall
The Post
The Post
Woman Walks Ahead
Woman Walks Ahead
Victoria & Abdul
Victoria & Abdul
The Untouchables
The Untouchables
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man
Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club
The Special Relationship
The Special Relationship
Citizen X
Citizen X
The Duchess
The Duchess
Hostiles
Hostiles
Gallipoli
Gallipoli
Flyboys
Flyboys
Borg vs McEnroe
Borg vs McEnroe
Anthropoid
Anthropoid
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Way Back
The Way Back
The 15:17 to Paris
The 15:17 to Paris
The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff
Ronaldo
Ronaldo
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
The Black Prince
The Black Prince
Ran
Ran
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Mark of the Devil
Mark of the Devil
Anne of the Thousand Days
Anne of the Thousand Days
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
First Man
First Man
St. Peter
St. Peter
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
Jobs
Jobs
Prayers for Bobby
Prayers for Bobby
Defiance
Defiance
Seven Years in Tibet
Seven Years in Tibet
BlacKkKlansman
BlacKkKlansman
Maudie
Maudie
Hillary's America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party
Hillary's America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party
Suffragette
Suffragette
Silence
Silence
Ephraim's Rescue
Ephraim's Rescue
For Greater Glory
For Greater Glory
To End All Wars
To End All Wars
The Message
The Message
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
The Conspirator
The Conspirator
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
Gardens of Stone
Gardens of Stone
Reds
Reds
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Breaker Morant
Breaker Morant
Colette
Colette
Backstabbing For Beginners
Backstabbing For Beginners
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes
Yankee Buccaneer
Yankee Buccaneer
The Legend Of Hells Gate
The Legend Of Hells Gate
Black Field
Black Field
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
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