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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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Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge
Sully
Sully
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Defiance
Defiance
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
Ip Man
Ip Man
We Were Soldiers
We Were Soldiers
Bajirao Mastani
Bajirao Mastani
The Loving Story
The Loving Story
Detroit
Detroit
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
Patriots Day
Patriots Day
12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Where Eagles Dare
Where Eagles Dare
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
Dangal
Dangal
Free State of Jones
Free State of Jones
King Arthur
The Wizard of Lies
The Patriot
Ip Man 2
A Bridge Too Far
Braveheart
The Secret Path - Special Edition
Kingdom of Heaven
Pretty Baby
My Name Is Bill W.
Neerja
Saving Mr. Banks
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Lawrence of Arabia
Cadillac Records
The Untouchables
Jesus Christ Superstar
The Lost City of Z
Red Tails
Selma
Gandhi
Silence
The King's Speech
Downfall
The Pirates
The Black Prince
Spartacus
Eddie the Eagle
Caligula
A United Kingdom
Sergeant York
Land of Mine
Spotlight
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Das Boot
Coco Before Chanel
Mrs. Brown
Gangs of New York
Anthropoid
Valkyrie
Sometimes in April
American Made Movie
Lincoln
Mandingo
Into the Storm
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Marie Antoinette
Iceman
The Ten Commandments
Full Out
The Last of the Mohicans
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Confirmation
Patton
The Good Shepherd
The Last of the Mohicans
Jobs
In the Time of the Butterflies
Basquiat
The Bridge On The River Kwai
Ben-Hur
Amadeus
Pompeii
The Imitation Game
Dead Presidents
Little Buddha
A Passage to India
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Air Force
Airlift
Von Ryan's Express
Lady Jane
The Right Stuff
The Best Years of Our Lives
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith
Lion of the Desert
Made in Dagenham
The Long Riders
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