Most Popular History Feature Films

1. Silence (2016) Silence (2016)
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In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Christianity. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson Drama | History 159 mins.
2. Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
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WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey Drama | History | War 139 mins.
3. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion. Dir: Niki Caro With: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh Biography | Drama | History | War
4. Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk (2017)
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance Action | Drama | History | Thriller | War
5. Patriots Day (2016) Patriots Day (2016)
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An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it. Dir: Peter Berg With: Melissa Benoist, Michelle Monaghan, Mark Wahlberg Drama | History | Thriller 130 mins.
6. The Big Short (2015) The Big Short (2015)
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Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. Dir: Adam McKay With: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling Biography | Comedy | Drama | History 130 mins.
7. Anthropoid (2016) Anthropoid (2016)
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Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler. Dir: Sean Ellis With: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon Biography | History | Thriller | War 120 mins.
8. Free State of Jones (2016) Free State of Jones (2016)
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A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters, runaway slaves, and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government. Dir: Gary Ross With: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali Action | Biography | Drama | History | War 139 mins.
9. Spotlight (2015) Spotlight (2015)
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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: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams Biography | Crime | Drama | History 128 mins.
10. The Founder (2016) The Founder (2016)
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The story of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc. Dir: John Lee Hancock With: Linda Cardellini, Nick Offerman, Michael Keaton Biography | Drama | History 115 mins.
11. 13 Hours (2016) 13 Hours (2016)
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During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. Dir: Michael Bay With: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale Action | Drama | History | Thriller | War 144 mins.
12. Braveheart (1995) Braveheart (1995)
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When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan Biography | Drama | History | War 178 mins.
13. Schindler's List (1993) Schindler's List (1993)
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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley Biography | Drama | History 195 mins.
14. The Finest Hours (2016) The Finest Hours (2016)
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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, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster Action | Drama | History | Thriller 117 mins.
15. Pearl Harbor (2001) Pearl Harbor (2001)
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Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war. Dir: Michael Bay With: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett Action | Drama | History | Romance | War 183 mins.
16. Legend (2015) Legend (2015)
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Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s. Dir: Brian Helgeland With: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton Biography | Crime | Drama | History | Thriller 132 mins.
17. Bridge of Spies (2015) Bridge of Spies (2015)
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During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda Drama | History | Thriller 142 mins.
18. There Will Be Blood (2007) There Will Be Blood (2007)
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A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson With: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds Drama | History 158 mins.
19. Everest (2015) Everest (2015)
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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 | Sport | Thriller 121 mins.
20. 12 Years a Slave (2013) 12 Years a Slave (2013)
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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.
21. Straight Outta Compton (2015) Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. Dir: F. Gary Gray With: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell Biography | Crime | Drama | History | Music 147 mins.
22. Zodiac (2007) Zodiac (2007)
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In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree. Dir: David Fincher With: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo Crime | Drama | History | Mystery | Thriller 157 mins.
23. In the Heart of the Sea (2015) In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
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A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick. Dir: Ron Howard With: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson Action | Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | Thriller 122 mins.
24. American Sniper (2014) American Sniper (2014)
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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.
25. Gone with the Wind (1939) Gone with the Wind (1939)
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. Dir: Victor Fleming With: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell Drama | History | Romance | War 238 mins.