Most Popular "Historical Fiction" Titles
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2. Inferno (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.
Votes: 80,751 | Gross: $34.26M
4. Outlander (2014– )
TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is... See full summary »
5. Assassin's Creed (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When Callum Lynch 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.
Votes: 55,835 | Gross: $54.49M
6. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 936,955 | Gross: $120.52M
7. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama | Post-production
Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.
8. Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010–2013)
TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus.
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.
Votes: 844,369 | Gross: $305.39M
10. The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Votes: 105,897 | Gross: $126.59M
11. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Votes: 1,013,977 | Gross: $162.80M
12. The Three Musketeers (2011)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
Votes: 91,052 | Gross: $20.32M
14. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
PG-13 | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.
Votes: 490,143 | Gross: $309.40M
15. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.
Votes: 196,880 | Gross: $45.43M
16. Marco Polo (2014– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia.
17. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.
Votes: 542,628 | Gross: $423.03M
18. Merlin (2008–2012)
45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot who has soon become his best friend and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.
19. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Votes: 477,456 | Gross: $127.49M
21. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
Votes: 87,981 | Gross: $40.49M
22. The Musketeers (2014– )
55 min | Adventure, Drama
Set on the streets of 17th century Paris, series gives a contemporary take on the classic story about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country.
24. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
Votes: 132,061 | Gross: $37.52M
25. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Votes: 234,301 | Gross: $106.37M
26. Highlander (1986)
R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".
Votes: 101,756 | Gross: $5.90M
27. Quo Vadis (1951)
Approved | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History
A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.
28. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.
Votes: 149,690 | Gross: $165.50M
29. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the ... See full summary »
30. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.
Votes: 51,225 | Gross: $38.04M
31. Dogma (1999)
R | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven.
Votes: 185,905 | Gross: $30.65M
33. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.
Votes: 146,765 | Gross: $154.22M
34. Jonah Hex (2010)
PG-13 | 81 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth.
Votes: 47,090 | Gross: $10.54M
35. The Three Musketeers (1993)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an ... See full summary »
Votes: 42,674 | Gross: $53.90M
37. Carnivàle (2003–2005)
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.
38. Wild Wild West (1999)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a nineteenth-century inventor-villain.
Votes: 132,953 | Gross: $113.75M
39. Airlift (2016)
Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama, History
When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen.
41. The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
R | 95 min | Action
On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.
Votes: 54,549 | Gross: $15.61M
42. Water for Elephants (2011)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a traveling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife.
Votes: 97,752 | Gross: $58.70M
44. Tristan + Isolde (2006)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance
An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.
Votes: 46,081 | Gross: $14.73M
45. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
R | 94 min | Comedy, War
A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
Votes: 112,031 | Gross: $32.42M
46. The Eagle (2011)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.
Votes: 55,392 | Gross: $19.48M
47. Tenko (1981–1984)
50 min | Drama, War
WWII drama follows a group of British, Dutch, and Australian women; from the bombing of Singapore to their years spent in prison camps and eventually to the end of the war where the survivors try to readjust to civilian life.
50. World Without End (2012– )
374 min | Drama, History, Romance
The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.