History Movies
The Legacy of the Siren

The Legacy of the Siren

The Legacy of the Siren
IMDb: 4.6
N/A

Michel must go to dangerous lengths to save his wife and newborn child from the intrigues of the king’s mistress in this historical drama.

Genre: Drama, History
A Woman in Berlin

A Woman in Berlin

A Woman in Berlin
IMDb: 7
131

A nameless woman keeps a diary as the Russians invade Berlin in the spring of 1945. She is in her early 30s, a patriotic journalist with international credentials; her husband,…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Native Land

Native Land

Native Land
IMDb: 6.4
89

By the start of World War II, Paul Robeson had given up his lucrative mainstream work to participate in more socially progressive film and stage productions. Robeson committed his support…

Genre: Drama, History
Three Men Four Wheels

Three Men Four Wheels

Three Men Four Wheels
TMDb: 7.521
N/A

Prince Siddhartha is heir to the Shakya kingdom, which is constantly at war with the more powerful Kosala kingdom. His father tries to raise as him as a warrior leader…

Status: Released
The Birth of New China

The Birth of New China

The Birth of New China
IMDb: 5.5
163

In the spring and summer of 1949, the People’s Liberation Army launched an offensive under the orders of Mao Zedong and Zhu De, they crossed the Yangtze River and Nanjing…

Genre: Drama, History
Spain: The First Globalization

Spain: The First Globalization

Spain: The First Globalization
IMDb: 7.5
110

A new reading of the historical period that began with the reign of the Catholic Monarchs (1479-1516) and the discovery of America (1492), as well as an analysis of its…

The Bold and the Brave

The Bold and the Brave

The Bold and the Brave
IMDb: 6
87

The film traces the destinies of three American soldiers stationed in Italy during World War II. Fairchild (Corey) is an idealist who doesn’t believe in killing. Preacher is a religious…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Sertânia

Sertânia

Sertânia
IMDb: 7.4
97

When bandits take the town of Sertânia, Antão gets shot, arrested, and left to die. Bleeding out, Antão’s delirious mind begins to recall the events that led up to the…

Flood in the Desert

Flood in the Desert

Flood in the Desert
IMDb: 7.4
53

Explore the 1928 collapse of the St. Francis Dam, the second deadliest disaster in California history. A colossal engineering and human failure, the dam was built by William Mulholland, a…

Gallant Journey

Gallant Journey

Gallant Journey
IMDb: 6.3
85

Director William A. Wellman adds another to his long line of salutes-to-aviation films in this bio of an aviation pioneer, John Montgomery (Glenn Ford.) In 1883 he built a practical…

Genre: Drama, History
Genocide

Genocide

Genocide
IMDb: 7.3
90

The mass murder of Jewish people by the Nazi regime is chronicled, with a warning that anti-Semitism is on the rise and the events of the Holocaust could happen again….

Clive of India

Clive of India

Clive of India
IMDb: 6.2
94

Fort St. David, Cuddalore, southern India, 1748. While colonial empires battle to seize an enormous territory, rich in spices and precious metals beyond the wildest dreams, and try to gain…

Attack and Retreat

Attack and Retreat

Attack and Retreat
IMDb: 7.1
148

Chronicle of the unheralded and unsuccessful invasion of the Soviet Union by the Italian army during World War II.

Genre: Drama, History, War
Bang Rajan

Bang Rajan

Bang Rajan
IMDb: 6.6
113

Set right before the fall of Thailand’s old capital, Ayuttaya, Bang Rajan draws on the legend of a village of fighters who bravely fended off the Burmese armies. With no…

Genre: Action, History, War
Cinema Novo

Cinema Novo

Cinema Novo
IMDb: 7.2
93

A deep investigation, in the way of a poetic essay, on one of the main Latin American movements in cinema, analyzed via the thoughts of its main authors, who invented,…

The Village Detective: A Song Cycle

The Village Detective: A Song Cycle

The Village Detective: A Song Cycle
IMDb: 6.8
81

Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Iceland, July 9, 2016. The surprising discovery of a canister —containing four reels of The Village Detective (Деревенский детектив), a 1969 Soviet film—, caught…

Baragaki: Unbroken Samurai

Baragaki: Unbroken Samurai

Baragaki: Unbroken Samurai
IMDb: 6.4
148

Set in the 19th century, “Moeyo Ken” follows the life of Toshizo Hijikata (Junichi Okada). He was the vice-commander of the Shinsengumi and fought against the Meiji Restoration. –asianwiki

1970

1970

1970
IMDb: 7.5
70

1970. Striking workers demonstrate in communist Poland to oppose price increases. In the offices of the dignitaries, tension and violent repression grew as the revolt intensified. By using stop motion…

Shabaash Mithu

Shabaash Mithu

Shabaash Mithu
IMDb: 6
156

From child prodigy to trailblazing captain, Indian women’s cricket icon Mithali Raj navigates highs and lows of professional career. A story of a young girl’s determination and stance against discrimination,…

Genre: Drama, History
King Richard and the Crusaders

King Richard and the Crusaders

King Richard and the Crusaders
IMDb: 5.5
114

Based on Sir Walter Scott’s The Talisman, this is the story of the romantic adventures of Christians and Muslims during the battle for the Holy Land in the time of…

Van Diemen’s Land

Van Diemen’s Land

Van Diemen’s Land
IMDb: 5.9
104

The true story of Australia’s most notorious convict, Alexander Pearce and his infamous journey into the beautiful yet brutal Tasmanian wilderness. A point of no return for convicts banished from…

The King of Laughter

The King of Laughter

The King of Laughter
IMDb: 7.2
133

Beloved Neapolitan actor and playwright Eduardo Scarpetta, father of Eduardo De Filippo, devoted his entire life to the theater, achieving success with timeless works such as “Miseria e nobiltà.” However,…

Genre: Drama, History
Hinterland

Hinterland

Hinterland
IMDb: 6.3
98

Vienna, 1920. The Austro-Hungarian Empire has collapsed. Peter Perg returns home from the Great War, after years of captivity. But the Vienna he comes home to is nothing like the…

Margrete: Queen of the North

Margrete: Queen of the North

Margrete: Queen of the North
IMDb: 6.7
115

1402. Queen Margrete I has gathered the Nordic kingdoms in a union, ruled through her adopted son, Erik. But a conspiracy is in the making and Margrete finds herself in…

Genre: Drama, History
Armada: 12 Days to Save England

Armada: 12 Days to Save England

Armada: 12 Days to Save England
IMDb: N/A
60 min

Three-part documentary about the sinking of the Spanish Armada, featuring dramatic reconstructions and information gleaned from recently recovered documents. Dan Snow takes to the sea to tell the story of…

Status: Ended
Armada: 12 Days to Save England

Armada: 12 Days to Save England

Armada: 12 Days to Save England
IMDb: N/A
60 min

Three-part documentary about the sinking of the Spanish Armada, featuring dramatic reconstructions and information gleaned from recently recovered documents. Dan Snow takes to the sea to tell the story of…

Status: Ended
Enter the Forbidden City

Enter the Forbidden City

Enter the Forbidden City
IMDb: 6.5
113

During the dates of celebrating the Emperor’s 80th birthday, an opera troupe from southern China was invited to come to Beijing to perform for the Emperor. Afterwards, the opera troupe…

Genre: History
Wondrous Boccaccio

Wondrous Boccaccio

Wondrous Boccaccio
IMDb: 5.8
120

It’s 1348. The plague has brutally hit Florence. A group of then young people, seven women and three men, rebel against the feeling of death that is about to swallow…

Black Venus

Black Venus

Black Venus
IMDb: 6.8
159

The true story of Saartjes Baartman, a black South African worker who moves to London with her master in the early 19th century. Although she dreams of being an artist,…

Genre: Drama, History
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
IMDb: 7.7
103

The epic life story of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968), a French screenwriter, director and producer, true pioneer of cinema, the first person who made a narrative fiction film; author of hundreds…

The Trial of Joan of Arc

The Trial of Joan of Arc

The Trial of Joan of Arc
IMDb: 7.4
62

Rouen, Normandy, 1431, during the Hundred Years’ War. After being captured by French soldiers from an opposing faction, Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orléans, is unjustly tried by an…

Genre: Drama, History
Bhuj: The Pride of India

Bhuj: The Pride of India

Bhuj: The Pride of India
IMDb: 4.6
113

Set in the backdrop of the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War, the film tells the story of the IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, and his bravery, patriotism and determination.

The Battle at Lake Changjin II

The Battle at Lake Changjin II

The Battle at Lake Changjin II
IMDb: 5.4
149

In the follow-up to “The Battle At Lake Changjin”, brothers Wu Qianli and Wu Wanli undertake a new task for the People’s Volunteer Army, defending a bridge part of the…

Genre: Action, History, War
Jacob

Jacob

Jacob
IMDb: 6.5
91

In this inspiring tale from the book of Genesis, young shepherd Jacob (Matthew Modine) falls in love with and wants to marry Rachel (Lara Flynn Boyle), the daughter of his…

Betrayed

Betrayed

Betrayed
IMDb: 7.1
126

During World War II, millions of Jews from all over Europe are deported and killed in German concentration camps. When the German troops invade Norway, the Norwegian Jews feel safe…

Genre: Drama, History, War
The Royal

The Royal

The Royal
IMDb: 6.8
98

The promising career of former Kansas City Royal slugger Willie Mays Aikens quickly turned disastrous because of drug addiction.

Genre: Drama, History
83

83

83
IMDb: 7.5
163

On the 25th of June 1983, the Lord’s Cricket Ground witnessed one of the biggest underdog stories in the history of sports. Fourteen inspired players – led by a man’s…

Genre: Drama, History
Samrat Prithviraj

Samrat Prithviraj

Samrat Prithviraj
IMDb: 6.8
136

The true story of legendary Hindu warrior king “Prithviraj Chauhan” including his early military successes, love story with Sanyogita & clashes with Muhammad of Ghor, a ruler of the Ghurid…

13 Hours That Saved Britain

13 Hours That Saved Britain

13 Hours That Saved Britain
IMDb: 6.4
49

In this documentary, experts dissect the Battle of Britain, which took place on Sept. 15, 1940 — a day that determined the fate of the nation.

Major

Major

Major
IMDb: 8.3
149

Based on the life of real-life Hero Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Major, the film, aims to show how this valiant soldier saved the lives of numerous hostages before being martyred by…