Most Popular History Feature Films

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. The Irishman (2018) The Irishman (2018)
A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Anna Paquin Biography | Crime | Drama | History | Thriller
5. 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.
6. The Post (2017) The Post (2017)
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson Biography | Drama | History | Thriller 115 mins.
7. Temple (2017) Temple (2017)
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Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare. Dir: Michael Barrett With: Naoto Takenaka, Asahi Uchida, Logan Huffman History | Horror 78 mins.
8. Victoria & Abdul (2017) Victoria & 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.
9. 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.
10. The Revenant (2015) The Revenant (2015)
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A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Dir: Alejandro G. Iñárritu With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter Adventure | Drama | History | Thriller | Western 156 mins.
11. Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. Dir: Josie Rourke With: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant Biography | Drama | History
12. 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.
13. 12 Strong (2018) 12 Strong (2018)
12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Dir: Nicolai Fuglsig With: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, William Fichtner Action | Drama | History | War
14. 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.
15. The Right Stuff (1983) The Right Stuff (1983)
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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. Dir: Philip Kaufman With: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris Adventure | Biography | Drama | History 193 mins.
16. 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.
17. 6 Days (2017) 6 Days (2017)
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In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage... Dir: Toa Fraser With: Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Abbie Cornish Action | Drama | History | Thriller 94 mins.
18. 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.
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. Pearl Harbor (2001) Pearl Harbor (2001)
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A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941. Dir: Michael Bay With: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett Action | Drama | History | Romance | War 183 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. Spotlight (2015) Spotlight (2015)
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The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. Dir: Tom McCarthy With: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams Crime | Drama | History 128 mins.
23. Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017) Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)
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In 1950, amidst the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a a half-frozen little girl... Dir: Can Ulkay With: Çetin Tekindor, Ismail Hacioglu, Kyung-jin Lee Drama | History | War 125 mins.
24. 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.
25. There Will Be Blood (2007) There Will Be Blood (2007)
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A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson With: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds Drama | History 158 mins.