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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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Flyboys
Flyboys
The Patriot
The Patriot
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Savannah
Savannah
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York
Maudie
Maudie
Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records
Das Boot
Das Boot
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z
Ip Man
Ip Man
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
Silence
Silence
Dead Presidents
Dead Presidents
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Hotel Rwanda
Hotel Rwanda
Ip Man 2
Ip Man 2
Shakespeare in Love
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Amadeus
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
The King's Speech
Defiance
In the Time of the Butterflies
Gandhi
Basquiat
Mandingo
Dallas Buyers Club
The Grandmaster
The Elephant Man
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Lawrence of Arabia
The Untouchables
Return to the Hiding Place
Jesus Christ Superstar
Detroit
The Black Prince
The Tuskegee Airmen
Elizabeth
The Good Shepherd
Ben-Hur
Lincoln
Marie Antoinette
Ironclad
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
Windtalkers
The Long Walk Home
Gardens of Stone
For Greater Glory
Lion of the Desert
Creation
The Duchess
The Right Stuff
The Gathering Storm
The Courage to Love
Saints and Soldiers
Casualties of War
Suffragette
Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes
K-19: The Widowmaker
Prayers for Bobby
Downfall
Picture Bride
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Bitter Harvest
Of Gods and Men
Agora
Hero
Seven Years in Tibet
Red Scorpion
A Passage to India
Winter of Frozen Dreams
Executive Action
Field of Lost Shoes
Day of the Siege
Citizen X
The Red Baron
Farewell, My Queen
Sword of War
The Conspirator
Reds
The Long Riders
Titanic
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
Mary, Queen of Scots
The Madness of King George
Anthropoid
The Cup
The Warlords
Battle for Haditha
Eight Men Out
The Bounty
Luther
Edo Porn
All the Way
The First Great Escape
Sometimes in April
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