Most Popular "Historical Fiction" Titles
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1. 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.
2. 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 explicit sex. This is Spartacus.
3. Titanic (1997)
PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
4. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
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.
10. 47 Ronin (2013)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.
11. Water for Elephants (2011)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.
16. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011 TV Mini-Series)
TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed though the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the ... See full summary »
17. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
PG | 104 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime
A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.
18. 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.
19. Robin Hood (2006– )
60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama | Active
After 5 years of fighting in the crusades, Robin returns to England and leads a band of outlaws to outwit the Sheriff of Nottingham.
20. 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.
21. Dogma (1999)
R | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
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 loophole and re-enter Heaven.
22. 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".
23. 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.
24. 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 »
25. 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.
26. Ed Wood (1994)
R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The mostly true story of the legendary director of awful movies and his strange group of friends and actors.
27. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
28. 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.
29. Wild Wild West (1999)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Western, Comedy
The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a 19th century inventor-villain.
31. World Without End (2012 TV Mini-Series)
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.
32. 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.
33. Excalibur (1981)
R | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart
34. Little Big Man (1970)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, History, Western
Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
35. The Three Musketeers (1973)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.
37. The Deep (1977)
PG | 123 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery
A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters. Featuring extended underwater ... See full summary »
39. 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.
40. Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)
PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.
41. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family
A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
45. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.
46. The Day of the Jackal (1973)
PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.
47. Flesh+Blood (1985)
X | 126 min | Adventure, Drama
A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction... See full summary »
48. The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
PG | 129 min | Action, Adventure
Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander.
49. Robin and Marian (1976)
PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.
50. Assassin's Creed II (2009 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, History
Desmond Miles is trained to become a modern-day Assassin through the resurrected memories of ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who uncovers a massive Templar conspiracy in Renaissance Italy leading to the new Pope.