HISTORICAL MOVIES

Some of my favourites historical movies not in any particular order.
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1.
The Pianist (2002)
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
2.
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. (195 mins.)
 
3.
Downfall (2004)
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Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. (156 mins.)
 
4.
Gladiator (2000)
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When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. (155 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
5.
Valkyrie (2008)
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A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II. (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
6.
The Patriot (2000)
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Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. (165 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
7.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
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Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. (127 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
8.
Munich (2005)
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Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day. (164 mins.)
 
9.
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
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The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206. (126 mins.)
Director: Sergey Bodrov
 
10.
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003 Mini-Series)
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A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II. (130 mins.)
 
11.
Gangs of New York (2002)
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In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. (167 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
12.
Che: Part One (2008)
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In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista. (134 mins.)
 
13.
Che: Part Two (2008)
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In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America. (135 mins.)
 
14.
300 (2006)
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King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
 
15.
Public Enemies (2009)
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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. (140 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
16.
We Were Soldiers (2002)
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The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news. (138 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
 
17.
Alexander (2004)
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Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world. (175 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
18.
Lincoln (2012)
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As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
 
19.
The Untouchables (1987)
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Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team. (119 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
20.
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
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Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. (127 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
21.
Band of Brothers (2001 Mini-Series)
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The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day. (594 mins.)
 
22.
The Pacific (2010 Mini-Series)
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The Pacific Theatre of World War 2, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines. (530 mins.)
 
23.
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
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A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad. (131 mins.)
 
24.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
 
25.
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
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The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
26.
Company of Heroes (2013 Video)
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American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect. (100 mins.)
 
27.
Stalingrad (2013)
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A band of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there. (131 mins.)
 
28.
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
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A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929); a war by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government. (145 mins.)
Director: Dean Wright
 
29.
Katyn (2007)
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An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940. (122 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
30.
Gettysburg (1993)
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In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War. (271 mins.)
 
31.
Winter in Wartime (2008)
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In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, a teenage boy gets involved in the Dutch Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded RAF pilot. (103 mins.)
 
32.
In the Year of the Pig (1968 Documentary)
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Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots... (103 mins.)
 
33.
Conspiracy (2001 TV Movie)
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A dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference where the Nazi Final Solution phase of the Holocaust was devised. (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
 
34.
Into the Storm (2009 TV Movie)
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Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm, Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII. (99 mins.)
 
35.
Killing Lincoln (2013 TV Movie)
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Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. (92 mins.)
Director: Adrian Moat
 
36.
Eichmann (2007)
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Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel as he accounts to Captain Avner Less... (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Young
 
37.
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
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A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose. (120 mins.)
Director: Marc Rothemund
 
38.
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
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On August 15, 1944 the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team (PRCT) jumped over the south of France... (94 mins.)
Director: Ryan Little
 
39.
Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
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The German war machine is in retreat. Two American M 18 tank destroyers are sent to root out a die hard group of Nazis holed up in the Harz Mountains. (94 mins.)
Director: Ryan Little
 
40.
Saints and Soldiers (2003)
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Four American soldiers and one Brit fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre. (90 mins.)
Director: Ryan Little
 
41.
Resistance Movement (2013)
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Three teenagers risk their lives when they commit treason to spread the truth in Nazi Germany. Based on the true story of the Helmuth Hubener group, the youngest German resistance fighters in World War II. (93 mins.)
 
42.
Cross of Steel (2014)
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Cross of Steel is a World War II documentary like no other. The Film follows the war from the German...
Director: Steven Shilling
 
43.
Grace and Danger (????)
Allied soldiers rescue a young woman from a French village massacre during World War II and promise to escort her to safety. (110 mins.)
Director: Rhys Hayward
 
44.
Age of Heroes (2011)
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The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K. (90 mins.)
Director: Adrian Vitoria
 
45.
Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
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The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons. (118 mins.)
 
46.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
47.
The Monuments Men (2014)
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An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. (118 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
 
48.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
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An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
49.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
50.
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. (144 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
51.
Mosley (1998 TV Series)
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An account of the colourful life of the infamous British fascist Oswald Mosely, concentrating on the...
Director: Robert Knights
 
52.
Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009 Mini-Series)
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War.... (312 mins.)
 
53.
Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler (2011 Mini-Series)
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Chronicles Hitler's life as a failed painter and far-right activist up to his election as Chancellor of Germany, leading to his relentless rise to power, culminating in the beginning of World War II. (108 mins.)
 
54.
Third Reich: The Rise & Fall (2010 TV Series)
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THIRD REICH: THE RISE & FALL tells the story of Hitler's Germany through rarely seen films of the people who were there... (180 mins.)
 
55.
The First World War (2003 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive survey of the history of World War I. (500 mins.)
 
56.
WWII in HD (2009 Mini-Series)
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Follow the lives of soldiers who lived World War II, through previously unseen color footage. (60 mins.)
 
57.
Scorched Earth (1999 Mini-Series)
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Documentary examining Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. (200 mins.)
 
58.
World War II in Colour (2009 TV Series)
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Recounts the events of world War II in color.
 
59.
World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (2008 TV Series)
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A story showing the 3 allied leader's, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin's actions and relationships behind the scenes during World War 2... (300 mins.)
 
60.
The World at War (1973 Mini-Series)
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A series of documentaries about World War II. (52 mins.)
 
61.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
62.
The Soviet Story (2008 Documentary)
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The Soviet Story offers an alternative history of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale. (86 mins.)
Director: Edvins Snore
 
63.
Road to Perdition (2002)
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Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living. (117 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
64.
Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told (2013 Documentary)
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Adolf Hitler, born in Braunau, one man who will change the history of the world forever. It follows... (350 mins.)
Director: Dennis Wise
 
65.
Hellstorm (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary that tells the tale that the victors still do not want you to know. Learn the terrible truth about the rape, torture, slavery, and mass murder inflicted upon the German people by the Allied victors of World Word II. (90 mins.)
Director: Kyle Hunt
 
66.
The Third Reich, in Color (1998 Documentary)
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Most of what we know about World War II comes from monochromatic images and pictures. But this documentary... (105 mins.)
Director: Michael Kloft
 
67.
The Last Legion (2007)
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As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters. (102 mins.)
Director: Doug Lefler
 
68.
The Eagle (2011)
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In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem. (114 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
69.
Centurion (2010)
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A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack. (97 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
 
70.
Vietnam in HD (2011 TV Series)
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Vintage footage from the Vietnam war is presented in High Definition video format along with narration... (360 mins.)
 
71.
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
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Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising. (120 mins.)
Director: Nate Parker
 
72.
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. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
73.
Admiral (2008)
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The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution. (124 mins.)
Director: Andrey Kravchuk
 
74.
The Guv'nor (2016 Documentary)
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A feature documentary about the life of Lenny McLean, as seen through the eyes of his only son, Jamie. (85 mins.)
Director: Paul Van Carter