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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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12 Strong
12 Strong
Battle for Haditha
Battle for Haditha
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
American Made
American Made
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
All the Money in the World
All the Money in the World
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
The Patriot
The Patriot
Detroit
Detroit
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
The Duchess
The Duchess
Ip Man
Ip Man
Victoria & Abdul
Victoria & Abdul
The Untouchables
The Untouchables
The Disaster Artist
The Disaster Artist
The Black Prince
Amadeus
Hammer of the Gods
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Cadillac Records
Das Boot
Mandingo
Pearl Harbor
The Lost City of Z
The King's Speech
Flyboys
Cold Mountain
King in the Wilderness
Lawrence of Arabia
Defiance
The Zookeeper's Wife
Downfall
Gandhi
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Bridget Jones' Baby
Marie Antoinette
In the Time of the Butterflies
A Bridge Too Far
Dallas Buyers Club
J. Edgar
Mrs. Brown
Lincoln
The Grandmaster
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Gangs of New York
A Passage to India
Maudie
Shakespeare in Love
Anthropoid
Sometimes in April
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Ben-Hur
The Messenger
The Conspirator
The Courage to Love
Suffragette
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Ip Man 2
Geronimo: An American Legend
Casualties of War
Sacrifice
The Importance of Being Earnest
Red Scorpion
The Elephant Man
Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil
The Four Feathers
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
The Gathering Storm
Fort McCoy
Copperhead
Jobs
Emperor
Lion of the Desert
The Story of David
1911
Of Gods and Men
Creation
City of Life and Death
Basquiat
Little Buddha
Gardens of Stone
Reds
Anne of the Thousand Days
Gotti
Titanic
Saints and Soldiers
Silence
K-19: The Widowmaker
Luther
The Tuskegee Airmen
Hero
A Month in the Country
Mary, Queen of Scots
Amigo
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