Most Popular History Feature Films

1. American Made (2017) American Made (2017)
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The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair. Dir: Doug Liman With: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright Action | Biography | Comedy | Crime | Drama | History | Thriller 115 mins.
2. Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk (2017)
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Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance Action | Drama | History | Thriller | War 106 mins.
3. Darkest Hour (2017) Darkest Hour (2017)
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During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. Dir: Joe Wright With: Lily James, Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn Biography | Drama | History | War 125 mins.
4. Victoria and Abdul (2017) Victoria and Abdul (2017)
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Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Dir: Stephen Frears With: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith Biography | Drama | History 111 mins.
5. First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (2017) First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (2017)
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Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge. Dir: Angelina Jolie With: Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata Biography | Drama | History 136 mins.
6. The Disaster Artist (2017) The Disaster Artist (2017)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau's The Room. Dir: James Franco With: Zoey Deutch, Alison Brie, James Franco Biography | Comedy | Drama | History 103 mins.
7. The Lost City of Z (2016) The Lost City of Z (2016)
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A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s. Dir: James Gray With: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller Adventure | Biography | Drama | History 141 mins.
8. Hidden Figures (2016) Hidden Figures (2016)
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The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Dir: Theodore Melfi With: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe Biography | Drama | History 127 mins.
9. Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
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WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey Biography | Drama | History | War 139 mins.
10. The Irishman (2018) The Irishman (2018)
A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin Biography | Crime | Drama | History | Thriller
11. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne. Dir: Simon Curtis With: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald Biography | Family | History 107 mins.
12. Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)
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The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974. Dir: Peter Landesman With: Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Marton Csokas Biography | Drama | History | Thriller 103 mins.
13. Tombstone (1993) Tombstone (1993)
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A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating. Dir: George P. Cosmatos With: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott Action | Biography | Drama | History | Romance | Western 130 mins.
14. Schindler's List (1993) Schindler's List (1993)
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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley Biography | Drama | History 195 mins.
15. Silence (2016) Silence (2016)
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In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson Adventure | Drama | History 161 mins.
16. The Founder (2016) The Founder (2016)
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The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence and ruthlessness. Dir: John Lee Hancock With: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch Biography | Drama | History 115 mins.
17. Detroit (2017) Detroit (2017)
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Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds. Dir: Kathryn Bigelow With: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith Crime | Drama | History | Thriller 143 mins.
18. The Patriot (2000) The Patriot (2000)
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Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. Dir: Roland Emmerich With: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson Action | Drama | History | War 165 mins.
19. The Big Short (2015) The Big Short (2015)
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Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. Dir: Adam McKay With: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling Biography | Comedy | Drama | History 130 mins.
20. Braveheart (1995) Braveheart (1995)
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When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan Biography | Drama | History | War 178 mins.
21. Zodiac (2007) Zodiac (2007)
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In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree. Dir: David Fincher With: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo Crime | Drama | History | Mystery | Thriller 157 mins.
22. Jackie (2016) Jackie (2016)
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Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy. Dir: Pablo Larraín With: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig Biography | Drama | History 100 mins.
23. Troy (2004) Troy (2004)
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An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved. Dir: Wolfgang Petersen With: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom Drama | History | Romance 163 mins.
24. 13 Hours (2016) 13 Hours (2016)
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During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. Dir: Michael Bay With: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale Action | Drama | History | Thriller | War 144 mins.
25. The Death of Stalin (2017) The Death of Stalin (2017)
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Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death. Dir: Armando Iannucci With: Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko Biography | Comedy | Drama | History 106 mins.