Most Popular "Historical Fiction" Titles
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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
PG-13 | 143 min | 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.
5. 300 (2006)
R | 117 min | Action, Fantasy, War
King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
6. 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.
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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 47 Ronin (2013)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.
13. 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 through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the ... See full summary »
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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".
19. 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.
20. 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 loop-hole and reenter Heaven.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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 »
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 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
27. Ed Wood (1994)
R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.
28. Robin Hood (2006–2009)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 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.
29. 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.
30. 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.
33. 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.
35. 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.
36. 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.
37. 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.
38. The Deep (1977)
PG | 123 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
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 »
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. Salem's Lot (1979 TV Movie)
PG | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.
42. 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 »
43. 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.
44. 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 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.
46. 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.
47. Fingersmith (2005 TV Mini-Series)
181 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Susan "Sue" Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with a baby farmer (person who looks after unwanted babies) Mrs.Sucksby. When a once rich man... See full summary »
48. Camelot (1967)
G | 179 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere. The plot of illegitimate Modred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.
49. The Virgin Queen (2005 TV Mini-Series)
237 min | Biography, Drama, History
The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her ... See full summary »
50. Ivanhoe (1982 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 142 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
This is a remake of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He finds England under the reign of Prince ... See full summary »