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



1. Aloko Udapadi (2017)

113 min | Drama, History

9.6
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Aloko Udapadi (Light Arose) is an Epic Film of the unswerving human effort, to record for all time, a unique spiritual heritage. In 89 BC, King Walagamba of Sinhala kingdom (present day Sri... See full summary »

Directors: Chathra Weeraman, Bharatha Hettiarachchi | Stars: Uddika Premarathna, Dilhani Ekanayake, Roshan Ravindra, Menaka Peiris

Votes: 6,476

2. Tosun Pasa (1976)

90 min | Comedy, History

9.0
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Late 19th century in Alexandria. Two traditionally rival Turkish families, "Seferoglu"s and "Tellioglu"s are competing for the "Green Valley". The winner will be determined by Daver Bey, ... See full summary »

Director: Kartal Tibet | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Müjde Ar, Adile Nasit, Sener Sen

Votes: 18,602

3. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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93 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 1,055,830 | Gross: $96.07M

4. Al-risâlah (1976)

207 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.9
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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: 5,288

5. Farzand (2018)

141 min | History

8.8
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Maharashtra has a very well known history and in that, the period of Shivaji Maharaj is of pride to us all. Adilshah from Bijapur was the strongest enemy of Shivaji Maharaj and the ruler of... See full summary »

Director: Digpal Lanjekar | Stars: Mrinmayee Deshpande, Sameer Dharmadhikari, Neha Joshi, Mrinal Kulkarni

Votes: 313

6. Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)

125 min | Drama, History, War

8.8
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In 1950, amid-st the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a 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: 24,342

7. Khan Asparuh (1981)

323 min | Drama, History, War

8.8
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This is an epic screen presentation showing the creation, the consolidation and the power of First Bulgarian Kingdom and the first Bulgarian ruler Khan Asparuh.

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

Votes: 745

8. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)

Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War

8.8
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His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 3,780

9. Hemalkasa (2014)

119 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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Biopic on Dr. Prakash Amte, the selfless doctor and social worker who devoted his life towards the development and upliftment of the tribal people in the forests of western Maharashtra.

Director: Samrouddhi Porey | Stars: Nana Patekar, Sonali Kulkarni, Mohan Agashe, Mayuri Deshmukh

Votes: 807

10. Coriolanus (2014)

192 min | Drama, History, War

8.7
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Caius Martius Coriolanus is a war hero, banished from his home, seeking to come back.

Director: Tim Van Someren | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Mark Gatiss, Hadley Fraser, Jacqueline Boatswain

Votes: 1,306

11. Lepa sela lepo gore (1996)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.7
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At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. Two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, have ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 12,975

12. Harakiri (1962)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History

8.7
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An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 23,646

13. Maharaja Gemunu (2015)

150 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.6
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Dutugamunu also known as Dutthagamani and Gamani Abhaya ("fearless Gamini"), was a Sinhalese king of Sri Lanka who reigned from 161 BC to 137 BC. He is renowned for defeating and ... See full summary »

Director: Jayantha Chandrasiri | Stars: Uddika Premarathna, Jackson Anthony, Kusum Renu, Sriyantha Mendis

Votes: 804

14. Black Friday (2004)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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76 Metascore

Black Friday is a film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Pavan Malhotra, Aditya Srivastava, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 15,642 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989)

168 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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The film offers an alternative version of the epic battle between two legendary Chekavars from the villain's perspective.

Director: T. Hariharan | Stars: Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Balan K. Nair, Madhavi

Votes: 2,934

16. Punjab 1984 (2014)

159 min | Drama, Family, History

8.5
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Story of a mother and her search for her missing son

Director: Anurag Singh | Stars: Diljit Dosanjh, Kiron Kher, Pavan Malhotra, Sonam Bajwa

Votes: 1,625

17. Matir moina (2002)

95 min | Drama, History

8.5
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75 Metascore

A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.

Director: Tareque Masud | Stars: Nurul Islam Bablu, Russell Farazi, Jayanto Chattopadhyay, Rokeya Prachy

Votes: 3,457

18. Mars na Drinu (1964)

107 min | Action, Drama, History

8.5
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One Serbian army battery in the First World War, in forced march with no stopping and rest, arrives to Cer Mountain, and, in decisive moment, enters the fight and throws off Austrian troops... See full summary »

Director: Zivorad 'Zika' Mitrovic | Stars: Aleksandar Gavric, Ljuba Tadic, Nikola Jovanovic, Vladimir Popovic

Votes: 1,274

19. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

Votes: 3,867

20. Vaikai is Amerikos viesbucio (1991)

88 min | Drama, History, Music

8.4
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Rebellious Lithuanian teenagers in early 1970s are immensely influenced by Western culture, especially Radio Luxembourg, the Rolling Stones and Woodstock. After taking part in a hippie camp at the seaside, problems start to ensue.

Director: Raimundas Banionis | Stars: Grazina Balandyte, Tauras Cizas, Elena Gaigalaite, Gabija Jaraminaite

Votes: 450

21. Kala Pani (1996)

178 min | Action, Drama, History

8.4
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Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses the sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Mohanlal, Amrish Puri, Prabhu, Tabu

Votes: 2,937

22. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

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

Votes: 874,427 | Gross: $75.60M

23. István, a király (1984)

100 min | History, Music

8.4
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After the death of Géza, the Hungarian monarch, his son István and his brother Koppány gets in a conflict for the Hungarian throne. Their battle should settle the fate of Hungary: whether it adopts Christianity or remains in Paganism.

Director: Gábor Koltay | Stars: László Pelsöczy, Miklós Varga, Gyula Vikidál, Katalin Berek

Votes: 846

24. Marg Yazdgerd (1982)

110 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Death of Yazdgerd is the story of death of the last king of Iran before Muslims invade Iran. He escapes to city of Marv and hides in a mill but finally gets killed. The Story is told by the... See full summary »

Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Karim Akbari Mobarakeh, Yasaman Arami, Mahmoud Behrouzian, Mehdi Hashemi

Votes: 519

25. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In Fascist Italy pre-World War II, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Benito Mussolini to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab nation. However, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 12,116

26. Michael the Brave (1970)

203 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.4
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At the end of the 16th century Wallachian ruler Prince Michael the Brave overcame the adversity of the Ottoman and Austrian Empires to unite Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania into one country.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Amza Pellea, Ion Besoiu, Olga Tudorache, Irina Gardescu

Votes: 5,864

27. Voyna i mir III: 1812 god (1967)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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Giant film epic created on the of the same name novel of the great Russian writer Lev Tolstoy.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Lyudmila Saveleva, Boris Zakhava

Votes: 759

28. Kyanq u Kriv (2016)

Drama, History, Romance

8.3
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Tigran loses the girl he loves, then he participates in the war against Azerbaijan to overcome his inner fears.

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

Votes: 423

29. Chaar Sahibzaade (2014)

Unrated | 135 min | Animation, History

8.3
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The sacrifices of the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji (tenth guru of Sikhs) - Baba Ajit Singh ji, Baba Jujhar Singh ji, Baba Zorawar Singh ji and Baba Fateh Singh ji.

Director: Harry Baweja | Stars: Om Puri, Harman Baweja

Votes: 7,428

30. Apur Panchali (2013)

97 min | Drama, Family, History

8.3
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This is a real life story inspired by Subir Banerjee,the little child actor who played the iconic role of Apu in Pather Panchali.

Director: Kaushik Ganguly | Stars: Parambrata Chatterjee, Parno Mittra, Ardhendu Banerjee, Gaurav Chakrabarty

Votes: 900

31. Kurmanjan datka (2014)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.3
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The relevant epic story of the strong-willed, courageous and independent woman before her time, Kurmanjan, who is revered to this day for her diplomacy for saving her nation from complete destruction when the Russians invaded.

Director: Sadyk Sher-Niyaz | Stars: Elina Abai Kyzy, Nasira Mambetova, Aziz Muradillayev, Adilet Usubaliyev

Votes: 3,225

32. Montevideo, vidimo se! (2014)

141 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

8.3
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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: 5,895

33. Montevideo, Bog te video! (2010)

140 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A story about one team that decides to follow a dream that takes them on a journey to the First World Football Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. A dream that allows them to become true stars and living legends.

Director: Dragan Bjelogrlic | Stars: Milos Bikovic, Petar Strugar, Nina Jankovic, Danina Jeftic

Votes: 10,297

34. 681 - Velichieto na hana (1981)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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Synopsis: In 651 C.E. 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 ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 379

35. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (2000)

197 min | Biography, History

8.3
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A portrait of the one of our greatest social reformer of our times - Ambedkar. The film documents the period between 1901 and 1956. The film delves more into Ambedkar's life as a reformer, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 687

36. Mattie the Goose-Boy (1977)

70 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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A young peasant boy stands up to tyranny, aided by his trusting friend- a goose.

Director: Attila Dargay | Stars: András Kern, Péter Geszti, László Csákányi, Gábor Agárdi

Votes: 1,588

37. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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93 Metascore

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporary 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: 328,745 | Gross: $51.97M

38. Orderers (1974)

109 min | Drama, History

8.3
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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: 883

39. A zori zdes tikhie (1972)

PG-13 | 188 min | Drama, History, War

8.3
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During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troop replaced by an all female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge.

Director: Stanislav Rostotskiy | Stars: Andrey Martynov, Irina Dolganova, Elena Drapeko, Ekaterina Markova

Votes: 3,005

40. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 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: 235,997 | Gross: $44.82M

41. Raag Desh (2017)

135 min | Action, Drama, History

8.2
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A period film based on the historic 1945 Indian National Army Red Fort Trials.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia | Stars: Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Mohit Marwah, Kenneth Desai

Votes: 331

42. Selam: Bahara Yolculuk (2015)

126 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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Follows a young teacher from Turkey whose goal is to establish a school in Kyrgyzstan.

Director: Hamdi Alkan | Stars: Miktibek Apazov, Aslihan Güner, Gürol Güngör, Merve Sevi

Votes: 4,059

43. Lokmanya Ek Yugpurush (2015)

139 min | History

8.2
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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: Priya Bapat, Subodh Bhave, Shweta Bhende, Bharat Dabholkar

Votes: 334

44. Guerrilla (2011)

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: 2,265

45. 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: 298,025 | Gross: $5.51M

46. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

PG | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He, Cuifen Cao

Votes: 24,631 | Gross: $2.60M

47. Fu rong zhen (1987)

164 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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Love, humiliation and politics play out in a distant village of China during the cultural revolution.

Director: Jin Xie | Stars: Wen Jiang, Linian Liu, Xiaoqing Liu, Ning Xu

Votes: 624

48. Rembetiko (1983)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer.

Director: Costas Ferris | Stars: Sotiria Leonardou, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Michalis Maniatis, Themis Bazaka

Votes: 2,346

49. Der Bockerer (1981)

104 min | Drama, History

8.2
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A politically naive Viennese butcher (Bockerer) manages to survive the Nazi occupation of Austria and the second world war.

Director: Franz Antel | Stars: Karl Merkatz, Alfred Böhm, Hans Holt, Marte Harell

Votes: 807

50. The Message (1976)

PG | 177 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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

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

Votes: 39,457


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