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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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The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
American Made
American Made
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Flyboys
Flyboys
The Patriot
The Patriot
Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records
Detroit
Detroit
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Ip Man
Ip Man
12 Strong
12 Strong
Victoria & Abdul
Victoria & Abdul
Hammer of the Gods
Hammer of the Gods
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Disaster Artist
The Disaster Artist
Hotel Rwanda
Hotel Rwanda
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Zero Dark Thirty
The Lost City of Z
Shakespeare in Love
Frost/Nixon
Das Boot
Lincoln
Mandingo
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Mrs. Brown
Downfall
The King's Speech
Suffragette
Les Miserables
Bridget Jones' Baby
A Bridge Too Far
A Passage to India
Eight Men Out
Gangs of New York
Gandhi
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Defiance
The Long Walk Home
The Elephant Man
Of Gods and Men
The Tuskegee Airmen
Ben-Hur
Anthropoid
Cold Mountain
Elizabeth
Amadeus
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
The Grandmaster
Lion of the Desert
Field of Lost Shoes
The Lost Wife of Robert Durst
The Right Stuff
For Greater Glory
The Message
All the Money in the World
A Royal Affair
Basquiat
Silence
The Four Feathers
Sometimes in April
The Messenger
Hero
Ip Man 2
The Untouchables
Marie Antoinette
Agora
The Importance of Being Earnest
1776
Executive Action
Last Days in the Desert
Dallas Buyers Club
Geronimo: An American Legend
Ex_Machina
Frenchman's Creek
All the Way
Day of the Siege
Jobs
Memorial Day
United
Hyde Park on Hudson
The Courage to Love
Ed Wood
Inherit the Wind
Lawrence of Arabia
Gotti
The Warlords
The Black Prince
The Duchess
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
The Way Back
Luther
Walker
Mary, Queen of Scots
Maudie
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