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About History Movies

The only thing that truly ties together all movies in the history genre is inclusion of real-world subject matter that isn't drawn from the current state of affairs.

As the human event that gets recorded in the history books more than any other, war is obviously prime plot material for historical films. Going all the way back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, world history is filled with wars that have been mined as subject matter for adventure movies throughout film history. American history has plenty of its own wars, and all of them, from the Revolutionary war to the war in Afghanistan, have been depicted in film more than once.

Other important moments in history have been fictionalized in film, too, of course. Developments in cultural or scientific history - the history of American music, for example, or the American space program - are common subject matter, and historical biographies are also popular entrants in the genre.

Historical movies can fit within many other secondary genres. Adventure and action movies are common, especially in the case of historical movies based on wars. Romances, dramas and even musicals often fit into the history genre, too, by benefit of the historical periods in which they're set.

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12 Strong
12 Strong
Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Hostiles
Hostiles
The 15:17 to Paris
The 15:17 to Paris
Battle for Haditha
Battle for Haditha
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
Das Boot
Das Boot
Detroit
Detroit
The Post
The Post
Mrs. Brown
Mrs. Brown
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
American Made
American Made
Seven Years in Tibet
Seven Years in Tibet
Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records
Ip Man
Ip Man
The Founder
The Founder
The Patriot
The Patriot
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Enemy at the Gates
Enemy at the Gates
The Grandmaster
The Grandmaster
The King's Speech
The King's Speech
Ip Man 2
Ip Man 2
The Alamo
The Alamo
The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
Mandingo
Mandingo
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
Snowden
Snowden
Apollo 13
Apollo 13
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Amadeus
Amadeus
Bridget Jones' Baby
Bridget Jones' Baby
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
Anthropoid
Anthropoid
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
The Duchess
The Duchess
Casualties of War
Casualties of War
A Royal Affair
A Royal Affair
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Borg vs McEnroe
Borg vs McEnroe
Downfall
Downfall
Gandhi
Gandhi
The Disaster Artist
The Disaster Artist
The Black Prince
The Black Prince
Queen of the Desert
Queen of the Desert
Ronaldo
Ronaldo
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far
In the Time of the Butterflies
In the Time of the Butterflies
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
Jobs
Jobs
Windtalkers
Windtalkers
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Maudie
Maudie
Gallipoli
Gallipoli
Lincoln
Lincoln
Mark of the Devil
Mark of the Devil
A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities
Silence
Silence
Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club
War of the Arrows
War of the Arrows
Flyboys
Flyboys
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
Ran
Ran
Reds
Reds
Inherit the Wind
Inherit the Wind
The Four Feathers
The Four Feathers
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
Miss Hokusai
Miss Hokusai
Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes
Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes
All the Way
All the Way
Suffragette
Suffragette
Field of Lost Shoes
Field of Lost Shoes
Grey Gardens
Grey Gardens
Salvador
Salvador
The Messenger
The Messenger
The Message
The Message
The Conspirator
The Conspirator
Prayers for Bobby
Prayers for Bobby
Basquiat
Basquiat
Picture Bride
Picture Bride
Eight Men Out
Eight Men Out
A Passage to India
A Passage to India
The Bounty
The Bounty
The Lion in Winter
The Lion in Winter
Chappaquiddick
Chappaquiddick
Gotti
Gotti
Titanic
Titanic
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