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1. Bruc, the Manhunt (2010)

85 min | Adventure, History

1808. The Napoleonic Army suffers its first defeat at the hands of a single man: a drummer boy who used the Montserrat mountains to echo his drums and send the enemy troops into a panicked ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Benmayor | Stars: Juan José Ballesta, Vincent Perez, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Santi Millán

Votes: 663

2. Quills (2000)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

70 Metascore

In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine

Votes: 49,358 | Gross: $7.06M

3. Monsieur N. (2003)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

How can Napoleon, the man of war and pioneering military strategist, meekly accept being locked up on a storm-lashed rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean? What system of defence, and ... See full summary »

Director: Antoine de Caunes | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Richard E. Grant, Jay Rodan, Elsa Zylberstein

Votes: 809 | Gross: $0.02M

4. Lines of Wellington (2012)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, History, War

On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington. Despite the victory, ... See full summary »

Director: Valeria Sarmiento | Stars: Nuno Lopes, Soraia Chaves, Marisa Paredes, John Malkovich

Votes: 1,250

5. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

52 Metascore

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid

Votes: 28,216 | Gross: $1.00M

6. The Finest Hours (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, History

58 Metascore

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Eric Bana

Votes: 56,817 | Gross: $27.55M

7. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 62,165 | Gross: $0.62M

8. The Scandalous Lady W (2015 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, History, Romance

An eighteenth century drama details the scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley.

Director: Sheree Folkson | Stars: Natalie Dormer, Craig Parkinson, Aneurin Barnard, Will Keen

Votes: 2,274

9. W.E. (2011)

R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance

37 Metascore

The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

Director: Madonna | Stars: Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 11,428 | Gross: $0.58M

10. Ao: The Last Hunter (2010)

84 min | Adventure, History

When his clan, including his wife and baby girl Néa, are massacred, Ao, a desperate Neanderthal, decides to leave the North country where he has been living for the South where he was born.... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Malaterre | Stars: Agie, Helmi Dridi, Ilian Ivanov, Vesela Kazakova

Votes: 1,376

11. Field of Dogs (2014)

101 min | Drama, History, Horror

A promising professor of literature who survives a horrible car accident finds peace in sleep, where he can live a parallel life immersed in a dream-like dimension populated by strange visions and Dantean allegorical imagery.

Director: Lech Majewski | Stars: Michael Tatarek, Elzbieta Okupska, Jacenty Jedrusik, Jan Wartak

Votes: 306

12. Falling Star (2014)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History

The difficulty of establishing beauty and the futility of power.

Director: Lluís Miñarro | Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Bárbara Lennie, Lorenzo Balducci, Lola Dueñas

Votes: 294

13. The Conspiracy (2008)

128 min | Adventure, Drama, History

16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal.

Director: Antonio del Real | Stars: Jason Isaacs, Julia Ormond, Jürgen Prochnow, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 339

14. Sharpe's Enemy (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, History

Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 2,349

15. The Gang of Oss (2011)

112 min | Crime, Drama, History

Netherlands, 1938. In a small town in the province of North Brabant called Oss, Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.

Director: André van Duren | Stars: Sylvia Hoeks, Matthias Schoenaerts, Frank Lammers, Benja Bruijning

Votes: 2,455

16. Maleficarum (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, History, Horror

Maria Francisca, a wealthy young heiress and her friend Mariana De Castro, a young protestant widow, are accused of witchcraft and taken before the Spanish Inquisition of Lima, Peru.

Director: Jac Avila | Stars: Amy Hesketh, Mila Joya, Roberto Lopez, Alejandro Loayza

Votes: 133

17. War Flowers (2012)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, History, Romance

North Carolina 1863, the Civil War is raging. In this inspired story of tragedy and love we follow the lives of Melody, a precocious seven-year old, and her young mother Sarabeth as they struggle on their farm to survive the war.

Director: Serge Rodnunsky | Stars: Christina Ricci, Jason Gedrick, Gabrielle Popa, Tom Berenger

Votes: 275

18. Woman in Gold (2015)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

51 Metascore

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes

Votes: 49,320 | Gross: $33.31M

19. The Inventor of Dreams (2012)

150 min | Drama, History

Centered on two young boys, an aristocrat and a native, chronicles the period in which Brazil went from colony to the center of the Portuguese Empire.

Director: Ricardo Nauenberg | Stars: Ícaro Silva, Miguel Thiré, Sheron Menezzes, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 11

20. The Colony (2015)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

33 Metascore

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from.

Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey

Votes: 42,749

21. The Sea Purple (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di mare, presents a ... See full summary »

Director: Donatella Maiorca | Stars: Valeria Solarino, Isabella Ragonese, Ennio Fantastichini, Giselda Volodi

Votes: 1,348

22. A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

55 Metascore

The story of Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live.

Director: Natalie Portman | Stars: Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler, Moni Moshonov

Votes: 3,120 | Gross: $0.57M

23. Beloved Sisters (2014)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, History, Romance

66 Metascore

The aristocratic sisters Charlotte and Caroline both fall in love with the controversial young writer and hothead Friedrich Schiller. Defying the conventions of their time, the sisters ... See full summary »

Director: Dominik Graf | Stars: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius, Claudia Messner

Votes: 1,297 | Gross: $0.05M

25. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

90 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 31,616 | Gross: $0.49M

26. Molière (2007)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Comedy

59 Metascore

Imprisoned for debt, playwright Molière is rescued by an aristocrat who needs his help in order to seduce a young marquise.

Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante, Edouard Baer

Votes: 5,685 | Gross: $0.64M

27. Killing Eva Braun (2014 Video)

90 min | Drama, History, Mystery

A lonely bookworm becomes so immersed in "Mein Kampf" that she projects herself as the reincarnation of Hitler's wife Eva Braun and is consequently targeted by a cryptic government agency.

Director: Michael Andres | Stars: James Maher, Tracy Baumbach, Chadwick Baumbach, Shawn Flanagan

Votes: 26

28. Confirmation (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States Supreme Court is called into question when Anita Hill, a former colleague, testifies that he sexually harassed her.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 4,441

29. The Final Inquiry (2006)

PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 35 A.D., a Roman tribune is sent to Palestine to investigate the death and possible resurrection of a certain Jesus from Nasareth.

Director: Giulio Base | Stars: Daniele Liotti, Dolph Lundgren, Mónica Cruz, Hristo Shopov

Votes: 1,128

30. Time of the Comet (2008)

104 min | Drama, History, Romance

A young man is searching for the war to free his country and establish freedom. Instead of war he finds the love of his life.

Director: Fatmir Koçi | Stars: Blerim Destani, Masiela Lusha, Xhevdet Ferri, Thomas Heinze

Votes: 270

31. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 200,371 | Gross: $47.40M

32. The Devil's Mistress (2016)

TV-14 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

A biographical film about the black-and-white era Czech actress Lída Baarová and her doomed love affair with one of the Third Reich's most powerful men: the Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels.

Director: Filip Renc | Stars: Tatiana Pauhofová, Karl Markovics, Gedeon Burkhard, Simona Stasová

Votes: 1,346

34. The Princess of Montpensier (2010)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama, History

78 Metascore

Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Mélanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Gaspard Ulliel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet

Votes: 3,362 | Gross: $0.34M

35. Ciudadano Buelna (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, History

Rafael Buelna Tenorio (Sebastián Zurita) is a law student, committed to his ideals. Died at 33 years old fighting for his deep conviction of justice and equity. He shared his life with ... See full summary »

Director: Felipe Cazals | Stars: Sebastián Zurita, Marimar Vega, Damián Alcázar, Gustavo Sánchez Parra

Votes: 73

36. Operation Sunflower (2014)

105 min | Drama, History

Through the eyes of the scientist in charge of the operation, we see the events leading to Israel developing her nuclear option in the 1960's.

Director: Avraham Kushnir | Stars: Yehoram Gaon, Baruch Brener, Daniella Kertesz, Tzufit Grant

Votes: 32

37. The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)

96 min | Drama, History

Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.

Director: Nils Gaup | Stars: Mikkel Gaup, Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Aslat Mahtte Gaup, Nils Peder Gaup

Votes: 2,546

38. Samson and Delilah (1996)

172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Mara and her husband Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. Much to their regret, they have not been able to have ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis Hopper, Elizabeth Hurley, Eric Thal, Michael Gambon

Votes: 835

39. My Boy Jack (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 18-year-old son after he goes missing during World War I.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall, Carey Mulligan

Votes: 4,956

40. The Physician (2013)

R | 155 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians.

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Tom Payne, Stellan Skarsgård, Olivier Martinez, Emma Rigby

Votes: 33,400

41. The Red Baron (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike.

Director: Nikolai Müllerschön | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 11,149 | Gross: $0.04M

42. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

52 Metascore

The defiant leader Moses rises up against Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, setting six hundred thousand slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 152,187 | Gross: $65.01M

43. Polytechnique (2009)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, History

63 Metascore

A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse, Martin Watier

Votes: 10,971

44. Friends from France (2013)

101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

1979. Carole and Jerome are 20 and go on tour in Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. They are cousins and pretend engaged. The day as tourists, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening... See full summary »

Directors: Philippe Kotlarski, Anne Weil | Stars: Soko, Jérémie Lippmann, Vladimir Friedman, Ania Bukstein

Votes: 118

45. Mad Love (2001)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

55 Metascore

The love story that transformed Juana, Queen of Spain, into Juana "the Mad". A story of passions, lies and jealousy with a political motive behind.

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Pilar López de Ayala, Daniele Liotti, Rosana Pastor, Giuliano Gemma

Votes: 3,465 | Gross: $0.28M

46. Te Ata (2016)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

51 Metascore

Te Ata set her sights on Broadway and what she thought was her life's dream. Audition after audition she was rejected and began to wonder if she was cut out for the bright lights.

Director: Nathan Frankowski | Stars: Q'orianka Kilcher, Gil Birmingham, Brigid Brannagh, Graham Greene

Votes: 256 | Gross: $0.07M

47. Miral (2010)

R | 112 min | Drama, History

45 Metascore

A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Willem Dafoe, Asma Al Shiukhy

Votes: 3,079 | Gross: $0.37M