Most Popular History Feature Films
A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm. Dir: Baltasar Kormákur With: Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | Thriller 121 mins.
In the Heart of the Sea
Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home. Dir: Ron Howard With: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson Action | Adventure | Drama | History 121 mins.
A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy. Dir: Jean-Marc Vallée With: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann Adventure | Biography | Drama | History 115 mins.
Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. Dir: Clint Eastwood With: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner Action | Biography | Drama | History | Thriller | War 133 mins.
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley Biography | Drama | History 195 mins.
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. Dir: Tom McCarthy With: Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo Biography | Drama | History | Thriller 128 mins.
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. Dir: Michael Mann With: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, David Wenham Biography | Crime | Drama | History 140 mins.
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan Biography | Drama | History | War 178 mins.
12 Years a Slave
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Dir: Steve McQueen With: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender Biography | Drama | History 134 mins.
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. Dir: Roland Emmerich With: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson Action | Drama | History | War 165 mins.
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. Dir: Ben Affleck With: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman Drama | History | Thriller 120 mins.
Zero Dark Thirty
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. Dir: Kathryn Bigelow With: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt Drama | History | Thriller 157 mins.
When Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society. Dir: Justin Kurzel With: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons Action | Adventure | History | Sci-Fi
Gangs of New York
In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis Crime | Drama | History 167 mins.
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Dir: Clint Eastwood With: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge Biography | Drama | History | Sport 134 mins.
Lawrence of Arabia
Follows a brilliant, flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service. Dir: David Lean With: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | War 216 mins.
A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Dir: Ava DuVernay With: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth Biography | Drama | History 128 mins.
Kingdom of Heaven
Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson Action | Adventure | Drama | History | War 144 mins.
The Finest Hours
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. Dir: Craig Gillespie With: Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, Ben Foster Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | Thriller
The Hurt Locker
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. Dir: Kathryn Bigelow With: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty Drama | History | Thriller | War 131 mins.
Black Hawk Down
123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore Drama | History | Thriller | War 144 mins.
A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him. Dir: Paul W.S. Anderson With: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland Action | Adventure | Drama | History | Romance 105 mins.
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. Dir: Ron Howard With: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon Adventure | Drama | History 140 mins.
Saving Mr. Banks
Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. Dir: John Lee Hancock With: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley Biography | Comedy | Drama | History | Music 125 mins.
Testament of Youth
A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times. Dir: James Kent With: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton Biography | Drama | History | War 129 mins.