Most Popular History Feature Films
Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days. Dir: Patricia Riggen With: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche Biography | Drama | History 127 mins.
Bridge of Spies
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 Biography | Drama | History | Thriller 141 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: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams Biography | Drama | History | Thriller 128 mins.
Ip Man 3
When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand. Dir: Wilson Yip With: Donnie Yen, Patrick Tam, Jin Zhang Action | Biography | Drama | History
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.
Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. Dir: David O. Russell With: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro Biography | Comedy | Drama | History
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 | Biography | Drama | History | Thriller 121 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, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger Drama | History | Thriller
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.
The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. Dir: Sarah Gavron With: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter Drama | History 106 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.
In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield Drama | History
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world. Dir: Oliver Stone With: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson Action | Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | Romance | War 175 mins.
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.