Feature Film, Rating Count at least 300, History, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Ekvtime: Man of God (2018)

132 min | Biography, Drama, History

9.0
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Man who was a Guardian of The National Treasure of his homeland Sakartvelo (Georgia) in France placed in 39 big boxes, did not lose any item and brought it back in 1945 after 24 years of struggle and became a national hero.

Director: Nikoloz Khomasuridze | Stars: Rezo Chkhikvishvili, Ana Tsereteli, Gogi Turkiashvili, Giorgi Megrelishvili

Votes: 2,649

2. The Message (1976)

207 min | Biography, Drama, History

9.0
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The story of prophet "Muhammad" and the delivery of the message of God "Allah."

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Abdallah Gheith, Mona Wassef, Hamdy Gheith, Ali Achmed Taram

Votes: 7,391

3. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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94 Metascore

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 1,193,264 | Gross: $96.90M

4. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (2000)

197 min | Biography, History

8.8
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It tells the story of B. R. Ambedkar, known mainly for his contributions in the emancipation of the downtrodden and oppressed classes in India and shaping the Constitution of India, as the ... See full summary »

Director: Jabbar Patel | Stars: Mammootty, Sonali Kulkarni, Mohan Gokhale, Mrinal Kulkarni

Votes: 1,158

5. Hamilton (2020)

PG-13 | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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90 Metascore

The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.

Director: Thomas Kail | Stars: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry

Votes: 44,929

6. Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.7
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During the war in Bosnia, two childhood friends eventually become enemies, as the tragic and devastating circumstances of the war put them on the opposite sides and expose the most gruesome and cruel aspects of the human nature.

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic | Stars: Dragan Bjelogrlic, Nikola Kojo, Dragan Maksimovic, Zoran Cvijanovic

Votes: 14,395

7. Coriolanus (2014)

192 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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Caius Martius Coriolanus is a war hero, banished from his home, seeking to come back.

Directors: Josie Rourke, Tim Van Someren | Stars: Rochenda Sandall, Mark Stanley, Dwane Walcott, Mark Gatiss

Votes: 1,744

8. Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In 1950, amid-st the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, ... See full summary »

Director: Can Ulkay | Stars: Çetin Tekindor, Ismail Hacioglu, Kyung-jin Lee, Kim Seol

Votes: 32,800

9. Lokmanya Ek Yugpurush (2015)

139 min | History

8.4
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A biographical,historical film based on the life events of legendary freedom Leader Lokymanya Baal Gangadhar Tilak.

Director: Om Raut | Stars: Subodh Bhave, Shweta Mahadik, Chinmay Mandlekar, Priya Bapat

Votes: 459

10. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In 1929, Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani as colonial governor to Italian Libya with orders to stamp-out all resistance from Libyan nationalists led by rebel guerrilla leader Omar Mukhtar.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 13,906 | Gross: $3.27M

11. Life and Fight (2016)

110 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.3
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Tigran loses the girl he loves, then he participates in the war over Nagorno-Karabakh to overcome his inner fears.

Director: Mher Mkrtchyan | Stars: George Hovakimyan, Ani Khachikyan, Hayk Margaryan, Rusik Martirosyan

Votes: 505

12. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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68 Metascore

Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 947,282 | Gross: $75.60M

13. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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88 Metascore

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 363,765 | Gross: $51.97M

14. Z (1969)

M/PG | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.3
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86 Metascore

Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, François Périer

Votes: 23,428 | Gross: $0.08M

15. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 228 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 263,780 | Gross: $44.82M

16. Guerrilla (2011)

140 min | Drama, History, War

8.2
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Bilkis Banu, lost her husband Hasan on the bloody night of 25th March 1971. She tries to forget him and concentrate on the urban guerrilla movements of Dhaka with Altaf Mahmud, Shahadat, ... See full summary »

Director: Nasiruddin Yousuff | Stars: Jaya Ahsan, Ferdous Ahmed, Shampa Reza, Ahmed Rubel

Votes: 2,527

17. See You in Montevideo (2014)

141 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

8.2
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A football team from Belgrade, in the former Yugoslavia, gets a chance to go to the First World Football Championship, but things get complicated along the way.

Director: Dragan Bjelogrlic | Stars: Milos Bikovic, Petar Strugar, Armand Assante, Viktor Savic

Votes: 6,554

18. 681 AD: The Glory of Khan (1981)

95 min | Action, Drama, History

8.2
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In 651, Khan Kubrat died and the Khazars accelerated their raids upon Great Bulgaria. His five sons split the Bulgarian tribe and each led his to find new land where they could live in ... See full summary »

Director: Ludmil Staikov | Stars: Stoyko Peev, Antony Genov, Vania Tzvetkova, Vassil Mihajlov

Votes: 400

19. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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82 Metascore

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.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 326,963 | Gross: $5.51M

20. The Message (1976)

PG | 177 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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This epic historical drama chronicles the life and times of Prophet Muhammad and serves as an introduction to early Islamic history.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 43,244

21. Orderers (1974)

109 min | Drama, History

8.2
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A fact-based account of ordinary citizens who found themselves arrested and imprisoned without charge for weeks during the October Crisis in 1970 Quebec.

Director: Michel Brault | Stars: Hélène Loiselle, Jean Lapointe, Guy Provost, Claude Gauthier

Votes: 971

22. I Am Cuba (1964)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, History, War

8.2
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Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Salvador Wood, José Gallardo, Raúl García

Votes: 8,043

23. The Great Escape (1963)

Approved | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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86 Metascore

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 221,365 | Gross: $12.10M

24. Firebringer (2016)

134 min | Comedy, History, Musical

8.1
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Meet Jemilla and her tribe of stone-age pals. Every day, they work hard collecting nuts and berries. Every night, they take cover in their cave, hiding from the most fearsome predator alive... See full summary »

Directors: Julia Albain, Nick Lang | Stars: Lauren Lopez, Meredith Stepien, Denise Donovan, Lauren Walker

Votes: 316

25. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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71 Metascore

World War II 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.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 423,915 | Gross: $67.21M

26. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 629,638 | Gross: $56.67M

27. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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79 Metascore

Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, houses over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda, Africa.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

Votes: 330,897 | Gross: $23.53M

28. Barry Lyndon (1975)

PG | 185 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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89 Metascore

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 146,805

29. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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75 Metascore

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 26,892

30. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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90 Metascore

After a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Votes: 216,343 | Gross: $74.70M

31. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 285,935 | Gross: $198.68M

32. Togo (2019)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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69 Metascore

The story of Togo, the sled dog who led the 1925 serum run yet was considered by most to be too small and weak to lead such an intense race.

Director: Ericson Core | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl, Richard Dormer

Votes: 32,883

33. My Grandfather's People (2011)

126 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.0
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Grandpapa and his family were torn from their land, forced to migrate from Crete during the population exchange when he was just seven years old. Grands greatest desire is to see the land ... See full summary »

Director: Çagan Irmak | Stars: Çetin Tekindor, Yigit Özsener, Gökçe Bahadir, Sacide Tasaner

Votes: 9,367

34. The Revenant (2015)

R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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76 Metascore

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 690,994 | Gross: $183.64M

35. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 631,606 | Gross: $138.80M

36. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 87,566 | Gross: $4.45M

37. Cinderella Man (2005)

PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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69 Metascore

The story of James J. Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 174,232 | Gross: $61.65M

38. JFK (1991)

R | 189 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.0
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72 Metascore

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

Votes: 139,782 | Gross: $70.41M

39. Barefoot Gen (1983)

TV-PG | 83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people.

Director: Mori Masaki | Stars: Issei Miyazaki, Catherine Battistone, Yoshie Shimamura, Iona Morris

Votes: 7,051

40. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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79 Metascore

The life of the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth

Votes: 216,017 | Gross: $52.77M

41. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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84 Metascore

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 100,721 | Gross: $70.60M

42. The Travelling Players (1975)

230 min | Drama, History, Music

8.0
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Greece, 1939-1952: Fascist, Nazi, and Communist conflict, as seen through the eyes of a family of travelling provincial players.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Eva Kotamanidou, Vangelis Kazan, Aliki Georgouli, Kiriakos Katrivanos

Votes: 3,386

43. The Emigrants (1971)

PG | 151 min | Drama, History

8.0
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Småland, Sweden, mid-19th century. A farming family struggle with their rocky, unyielding land, and decide to embark on the arduous journey to new hope in America.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Sven-Olof Bern

Votes: 5,567 | Gross: $1.16M

44. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Passed | 129 min | Drama, History

8.0
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96 Metascore

A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 84,928 | Gross: $0.06M

45. The Last Command (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

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A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Jack Raymond

Votes: 3,308

46. A Taxi Driver (2017)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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69 Metascore

A widowed father and taxi driver who drives a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising, soon finds himself regretting his decision after being caught in the violence around him.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Thomas Kretschmann, Hae-Jin Yoo, Jun-Yeol Ryu

Votes: 15,061 | Gross: $1.53M

47. Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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94 Metascore

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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 539,933 | Gross: $188.37M

48. The Guide (2014)

122 min | Drama, History

7.9
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American boy Peter and blind minstrel Ivan are thrown together by fate amidst the turbulent mid-1930s Soviet Ukraine.

Director: Oles Sanin | Stars: Stanislav Boklan, Jeff Burrell, Anton Sviatoslav Greene, Andriy Haddad

Votes: 2,696

49. Dream Team 1935 (2012)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.9
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A story about the Latvian basketball team, which won the first-ever European Championships in 1935 and its enthusiastic head coach Valdemars Baumanis.

Director: Aigars Grauba | Stars: Janis Amanis, Inga Alsina, Vilis Daudzins, Marcis Manjakovs

Votes: 1,562

50. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

R | 129 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.9
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76 Metascore

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Director: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong

Votes: 39,085


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