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1. Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Drama, History

5.3
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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.

Directors: Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, Giancarlo Lui | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

Votes: 31,103 | Gross: $23.44M

2. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 84,551 | Gross: $43.98M

3. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

Votes: 48,685 | Gross: $39.10M

4. Six Flying Dragons (2015–2016)

Drama, History

8.8
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Story of the the foundation of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea and ambition, success and fall of several real and fictional characters.

Stars: Ah-in Yoo, Yo-han Byun, Se-Kyung Shin, Kyun-Sang Yoon

Votes: 411

5. The Throne (2015)

125 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Set in 18th century Korea, long-ruling King Yeongjo's struggle with his son, Sado, sees the king take extreme measures in order to deal with his heir.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ah-in Yoo, Geun-young Moon, Hae-sook Kim

Votes: 1,556

6. Warrior Queen (2003)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Drama, History

5.4
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Boudica, the Warrior Queen on Britain, leads her tribe into rebellion against the Roman Empire and the mad Emperor of Rome Nero.

Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Alex Kingston, Steven Waddington, Emily Blunt, Leanne Rowe

Votes: 1,066

7. Reign of Terror (1949)

Approved | 89 min | History, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart, Arlene Dahl

Votes: 1,178

8. Live and Become (2005)

Unrated | 140 min | Drama

7.9
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A Christian boy escapes to Israel from famine-stricken Ethiopia by pretending to be Jewish.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Roschdy Zem, Moshe Agazai, Moshe Abebe

Votes: 5,538

9. The Battle of Austerlitz (1960)

122 min | Drama, History, War

6.4
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Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Pierre Mondy, Martine Carol, Claudia Cardinale, Leslie Caron

Votes: 496

10. In the Name of the Pope King (1977)

105 min | Drama, History

7.5
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In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by the ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Magni | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Danilo Mattei, Carmen Scarpitta, Giovannella Grifeo

Votes: 446

11. Napoleon (1955)

190 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.2
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From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte's life, loves and exceptional destiny but as seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, the cynic and ironic politician, who once was the Emperor of France's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jeanne Boitel, Pierre Brasseur, Gianna Maria Canale

Votes: 421

12. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Biography, History

7.2
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After the death of Cardinal Mazarin, young king Louis XIV decides to assert his power to control the aristocracy.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Jean-Marie Patte, Raymond Jourdan, César Silvagni, Katharina Renn

Votes: 1,129

13. In the Crosswind (2014)

90 min | Drama, History

7.6
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"Risttuules" is very emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia based on memories of Erna. It all started 14th of June 1941 when trucks came for the innocent families with... See full summary »

Director: Martti Helde | Stars: Laura Peterson, Tarmo Song, Mirt Preegel, Ingrid Isotamm

Votes: 1,261

14. Captain Blood (1960)

111 min | Action, Adventure

6.3
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The young King Louis XIII is dominated by his mother Marie de Medici and her favorite Concino Concini . Francois de Capestang, a faithful knight falls for the daughter of the Duke of Angouleme that conspires against the Crown by his side.

Director: André Hunebelle | Stars: Jean Marais, Bourvil, Elsa Martinelli, Pierrette Bruno

Votes: 559

15. L'allée du roi (1996– )

Drama, History

7.9
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Drama centering around the life at the court of Louis XIV and the role of the Marquise de Maintenon.

Stars: Dominique Blanc, Didier Sandre, Valentine Varela, Raphaëline Goupilleau

Votes: 257

16. Guilty of Treason (1950)

Not Rated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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The story of Cardinal Josef Mindzhenty, a Roman Catholic cardinal from Hungary who spoke out against both the Nazi occupation of his country during World War II and the Communist regime ... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Charles Bickford, Bonita Granville, Paul Kelly, Richard Derr

Votes: 117

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18. Adieu Bonaparte (1985)

115 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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A story during the French Occupation of Egypt (1797-1803), depicting the conflict between tradintion and modernization in the context of fighting the French invadors.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Mohsen Mohieddin, Patrice Chéreau, Mohamad Atef

Votes: 226

19. The King and I (2007–2008)

70 min | Drama, History

7.5
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It's about Kim Cheo Seon's life during the Joseon Dynasty. Kim Cheo Seon was a loyal and faithful eunuch for various Kings, such as the 5th King, Munjong, and the 10th King, Yeonsangun, during the Joseon era.

Stars: Jae-mo Ahn, Jung-hoon Ahn, Seung Do Baek, Hye-bin Jeon

Votes: 12

20. Faust (II)

125 min | Drama | Post-production

Faust, an old, bright but desperate man, struggles with the sense of his life. After trying all kinds of sciences he enters into a contract with the devil, Mephistopheles, to feel life, joy... See full summary »

Director: P.A. Steiner

21. Anni difficili (1948)

90 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Aldo Piscitello, a minor government clerk, is forced in 1934 to join the Fascist party. When the war comes, he finds himself able only to talk ineffectually in secret against Mussolini, ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Zampa | Stars: Massimo Girotti, Umberto Spadaro, Ave Ninchi, Enzo Biliotti

Votes: 106

22. Codicia (2018)

176 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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This film capitalizes on greed, a story of political greed, materialistic greed, and emotional greed. Julius Cooper (Daevon Lee) must save his diseased and dying wife, Heaven (Kristin Mayer... See full summary »

Director: Ethan Feaster | Stars: Daevon Lee, Benjamin Waddell, Andrew Toro, Elijah Cranston-Stuckey

23. The Red Dance (1928)

103 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Note: Contains Spoilers

The story, set in Russia at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution, focuses on the relationship between three characters: Tasia (Dolores del Rio), a peasant girl; ... See full synopsis »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Charles Farrell, Ivan Linow, Boris Charsky

Votes: 91

24. The Lame Devil (1948)

125 min | History

7.1
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Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Lana Marconi, Émile Drain, Henry Laverne

Votes: 193

25. Lapu-Lapu (1955)

Biography, Drama, History

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LVN's top stars Delia Razon and Mario Montenegro were reunited for the nth time in this 1955 Lamberto Avellana's monumental epic, "Lapu-Lapu". Based form the celebrated Francisco V. ... See full summary »

Director: Lamberto V. Avellana | Stars: Delia Razon, Mario Montenegro, Priscilla Cellona, Oscar Keesee

26. Dynasty Warriors 7 (2011 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy, History

7.4
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A dramatized depiction of the ancient Chinese "Three Kingdoms" era.

Director: Atsushi Miyauchi | Stars: Yasunori Masutani, Masaya Onosaka, Hirohiko Kakegawa, Yukimasa Kishino

Votes: 102

27. Shang gan ling (1956)

Not Rated | 124 min | War, Drama

6.8
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The story happens in the Korean War (1951-1953)In the autumn of 1952, the American troops launched a large-scale attack by the border between South Korea and North Korea while the ... See full summary »

Directors: Shan Lin, Meng Sha | Stars: Baocheng Gao, Lei Liu, Linge Xu, Liang Zhang

Votes: 82

28. 1809 Andreas Hofer - Die Freiheit des Adlers (2002 TV Movie)

111 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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The story of Tyrolean folk hero Andreas Hofer, who led his people in their resistance against the occupation of their country by Bavarian troops in the year 1809.

Director: Xaver Schwarzenberger | Stars: Tobias Moretti, Franz-Xaver Kroetz, Martina Gedeck, Julia Stemberger

Votes: 177

29. Siwan: The King's Daughter (1960 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Stars: Siân Phillips, Peter O'Toole, Clifford Evans, Doria Noar

30. Dynasty Warriors 3 (2001 Video Game)

T | Action, Fantasy

8.2
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Based loosely on China's Romance of the Three Kingdoms, this action game pits the period's greatest personalities against each other in action-based recreations of important battles.

Director: Akihiro Suzuki | Stars: Hirohiko Kakegawa, Hisayoshi Suganuma, Junko Shimakata, Kazuya Nakai

Votes: 98

31. Samurai Warriors (2004 Video Game)

T | Action, Fantasy

7.3
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First title in the series of hack and slash video games created by Koei's Omega Force team based loosely around the Sengoku ("Warring States") period of Japanese history and it is a sister series of the Dynasty Warriors series.

Director: Hisashi Koinuma | Stars: Takeshi Kusao, Jûrôta Kosugi, Jôji Nakata, Yûji Ueda

Votes: 58

32. Dynasty Warriors 4 (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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This entry in the Dynasty Warriors series includes more characters, a more robust story mode, and an encyclopedia of all the characters, major and minor, in this game based upon The Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Director: Akihiro Suzuki | Stars: Hisao Egawa, Moriya Endo, Kôji Haramaki, Yukitoshi Hori

Votes: 127

33. Francis the First (1937)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

6.6
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Honorin (Fernandel) is the simple and naive stage manager of a traveling theatre troupe, whose one ambition is to once play the role of the cavalier in the opera "Francis I, or the Loves of... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Fernandel, Mona Goya, Alexandre Rignault, Henri Bosc

Votes: 192

34. Dr. Semmelweis (1950)

99 min | Drama

5.2
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Director: Georg C. Klaren | Stars: Karl Paryla, Käthe Braun, Angelika Hauff, Herbert Hübner

Votes: 8

35. Boadicea (1927)

Drama, History, War

6.5
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The British Queen rouses the Iceni, but is defeated by the Romans.

Director: Sinclair Hill | Stars: Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Lillian Hall-Davis, Clifford McLaglen, Sybil Rhoda

Votes: 6

36. Sodan ja rauhan miehet (1978– )

700 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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Stars: Johan Nykopp, Helge Seppälä, Keijo Komppa, Erkki Saksa

Votes: 18

37. Delicate Creatures

Action, Drama, History | Announced

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Star: Christine Oriel

38. Kong Sverre (1978– )

Drama, History

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Stars: Jon Eikemo, Oddbjørn Hesjevoll, Svein Sturla Hungnes, Jack Fjeldstad

39. Down from the Seventh Floor (2005)

17 min | Short

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Short film which chronicles the events of the Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan. The author tries to assess the events of March 2005 in Kyrgyzstan and to go on living after the shock of what ... See full summary »

Director: Dalmira Tilepbergen



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