Most Popular History Feature Films

1. 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, Kenneth Branagh Action | Drama | History | War 107 mins.
2. Detroit (2017) Detroit (2017)
A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest and most intense riots in United States history, leading to the federalization of the Michigan National Guard and the involvement of two Airborne Divisons of the United States Army. Dir: Kathryn Bigelow With: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith Drama | History | Thriller
3. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne. Dir: Simon Curtis With: Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald Biography | Family | History
4. 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 Biography | Drama | History | War 139 mins.
5. Hidden Figures (2016) Hidden Figures (2016)
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The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Dir: Theodore Melfi With: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe Biography | Drama | History 127 mins.
6. The Lost City of Z (2016) The Lost City of Z (2016)
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A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s. Dir: James Gray With: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller Action | Adventure | Biography | Drama | History 141 mins.
7. 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.
8. The Founder (2016) The Founder (2016)
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The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness. Dir: John Lee Hancock With: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch Biography | Drama | History 115 mins.
9. Silence (2016) Silence (2016)
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In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson Adventure | Drama | History 161 mins.
10. Patriots Day (2016) Patriots Day (2016)
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The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible. Dir: Peter Berg With: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons Crime | Drama | History | Thriller 133 mins.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Braveheart (1995) Braveheart (1995)
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When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir 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.
14. 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 | Drama | History | Music 147 mins.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. The Promise (2016) The Promise (2016)
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Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris. Dir: Terry George With: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale Drama | History 133 mins.
19. 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.
20. 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 Crime | Drama | History 128 mins.
21. 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 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.
22. Jackie (2016) Jackie (2016)
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Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy. Dir: Pablo Larraín With: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig Biography | Drama | History 100 mins.
23. 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.
24. Tombstone (1993) Tombstone (1993)
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A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating. Dir: George P. Cosmatos With: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott Action | Biography | Drama | History | Romance | Western 130 mins.
25. Black Hawk Down (2001) Black Hawk Down (2001)
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160 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 | War 144 mins.