Most Popular History Feature Films

1. Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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.
2. Hidden Figures (2016) Hidden Figures (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program. Dir: Theodore Melfi With: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe Biography | Drama | History 127 mins.
3. The Founder (2016) The Founder (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.
4. The Lost City of Z (2016) The Lost City of Z (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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, Tom Holland Action | Adventure | Biography | Drama | History 141 mins.
5. Silence (2016) Silence (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor and propagate Catholicism. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson Drama | History 161 mins.
6. Patriots Day (2016) Patriots Day (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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 Drama | History | Thriller 133 mins.
7. The Big Short (2015) The Big Short (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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.
8. 13 Hours (2016) 13 Hours (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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.
9. Schindler's List (1993) Schindler's List (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
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.
10. Spotlight (2015) Spotlight (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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.
11. 12 Years a Slave (2013) 12 Years a Slave (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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.
12. Braveheart (1995) Braveheart (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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.
13. Land of Mine (2015) Land of Mine (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young group of German POWs are made the enemy of a nation, where they are now forced to dig up 2 million land-mines with their bare hands. Dir: Martin Zandvliet With: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman Drama | History | War 100 mins.
14. Bridge of Spies (2015) Bridge of Spies (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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.
15. Straight Outta Compton (2015) Straight Outta Compton (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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.
16. Anthropoid (2016) Anthropoid (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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, Brian Caspe Biography | History | Thriller | War 120 mins.
17. Legend (2015) Legend (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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.
18. The Last Samurai (2003) The Last Samurai (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. Dir: Edward Zwick With: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly Action | Drama | History | War 154 mins.
19. The Birth of a Nation (2016) The Birth of a Nation (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising. Dir: Nate Parker With: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller Biography | Drama | History 120 mins.
20. The Finest Hours (2016) The Finest Hours (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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.
21. Woman in Gold (2015) Woman in Gold (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. Dir: Simon Curtis With: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl Biography | Drama | History 109 mins.
22. Apollo 13 (1995) Apollo 13 (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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.
23. Gone with the Wind (1939) Gone with the Wind (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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.
24. There Will Be Blood (2007) There Will Be Blood (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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.
25. Free State of Jones (2016) Free State of Jones (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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.