Most Popular "British History" Titles
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1. Dunkirk (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Votes: 319,247 | Gross: $188.37M
4. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Votes: 553,805 | Gross: $138.80M
5. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Votes: 190,792 | Gross: $52.77M
6. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.
Votes: 58,801 | Gross: $16.29M
7. Elizabeth (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
Votes: 81,070 | Gross: $30.08M
8. The New World (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.
Votes: 75,466 | Gross: $12.71M
10. Viceroy's House (2017)
Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.
Votes: 3,361 | Gross: $1.11M
11. The Iron Lady (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama
An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
Votes: 90,323 | Gross: $30.02M
14. Mrs Brown (1997)
PG | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History
When Queen Victoria's husband dies, she finds solace in her trusted servant, Mr. Brown, but their relationship also brings scandal and turmoil.
Votes: 11,910 | Gross: $9.22M
18. Queers (2017)
Eight short monologues were written for this series in response to the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which decriminalized homosexual acts in private between two men aged 21 or over.
19. Becket (1964)
PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, History
King Henry II of England comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas à Becket, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's.
20. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.
Votes: 25,841 | Gross: $28.35M
21. The Great Train Robbery (1978)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
Votes: 12,897 | Gross: $13.03M
22. The Royal House of Windsor (2017– )
The history of Britain's ruling dynasty, the Windsors, over the last 100 years, starting with the time around the outbreak of WWI.
26. Cromwell (1970)
G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies, and the self-interest of the ruling class, and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.
29. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, History, War
In 1854, during the Crimean War, poor planning leads to a British Light Brigade openly charging a Russian artillery position with tragic consequences.
30. To Kill a King (2003)
102 min | Biography, Drama, History
A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
32. Secrets of Great British Castles (2015– )
TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History
Historian Dan Jones explores the millennium of history behind six of Great Britain's most famous castles: Warwick, Dover, Caernarfon, the Tower of London, Carrickfergus, and Stirling.
33. Fire Over England (1937)
Approved | 92 min | Adventure, History, Romance
Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the glory of the Elizabethan Age and how to foil those pesky Spanish who got far too much ... See full summary »
34. A House Through Time (2018)
Historian David Olusoga charts 180 years of British history as lived by the successive inhabitants of a single home - a terraced house in Liverpool, from its construction in the 1840s to the present day.
37. Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974– )
60 min | Biography, Drama
Lee Remick stars as Jennie Jerome, born in the United States in 1845, who eventually became Lady Randolph Churchill, and gave birth to Sir Winston Churchill in this seven-part, seven-hour ... See full summary »
39. 1066: A Year to Conquer England (2017)
180 min | Documentary, Drama, History
Drama-Documentary in which historian Dan Snow explores the political intrigues and family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans that led to the Battle of Hastings.
40. The Spirit of '45 (2013)
94 min | Documentary, History
A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.
41. Gunpowder 5/11: The Greatest Terror Plot (2014 TV Movie)
59 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
The gunpowder plot analysed using the confessions of the plotters- a mixture of documentary and reconstruction.
42. Royal Wives at War (2016 TV Movie)
59 min | Drama, History
The Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson look back at the dramatic events of 1936, which led to King Edward Vlll giving up the throne for the woman he loved.
43. Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 84 min | Biography, Drama
A light-hearted retelling of the true story of future prime minister Margaret Thatcher, during the fifties when, working as a research chemist, she begins her attempts to be selected for parliament, and meets her future husband Dennis.
44. The Haunting of Deiana Wood (2017)
28 min | Short, History, Horror
Two young gay friends, Luke and Toby, go camping in local beauty spot Deiana Wood. As darkness falls, they share ghostly bedtime stories about Deiana Wood's blood-soaked history.
45. Kim Philby: His Most Intimate Betrayal (2014– )
118 min | Documentary, Drama, History
The story of Kim Philby, one of the famous Cambridge spies, who was a double agent for the KGB while working in a position of trust for the British secret service. The person he betrayed ... See full summary »
Historian Lucy Worsley reveals how some of the biggest moments in British History are actually a concoction of fibs and stories which have been manipulated by whoever was in power at the time.
Star: Lucy Worsley
47. King Arthur, the Young Warlord (1975)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama
This is the inspiring, epic journey of a noble warrior's quest to prove his worth, his might, and his destined fate to become the next ruler of Britain.
48. The Real King's Speech (2011)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The story of King George VI of Britain and his struggles with his speech impediment and the unexpected responsibilities of the throne.
50. Celebrity 5 Go Motorhoming (2017– )
60 min | Documentary
Light-hearted documentary series following five celebrities as they travel around the UK in motor-homes, visiting places of interest, sampling local produce and trying their hand at various activities.