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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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Flyboys
Flyboys
The Patriot
The Patriot
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Amadeus
Amadeus
Ip Man
Ip Man
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Das Boot
Das Boot
The Duchess
The Duchess
Hotel Rwanda
Hotel Rwanda
Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Savannah
Savannah
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York
Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
K-19: The Widowmaker
K-19: The Widowmaker
The King's Speech
The King's Speech
The Retrieval
The Lost City of Z
Cold Mountain
Mandingo
Dead Presidents
A Bridge Too Far
Jesus Christ Superstar
Detroit
Maudie
Ip Man 2
Dallas Buyers Club
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
The Long Riders
Geronimo: An American Legend
Silence
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Gandhi
Anthropoid
Elizabeth
For Greater Glory
In the Time of the Butterflies
J. Edgar
Camille Claudel
The Right Stuff
Lion of the Desert
Gardens of Stone
Lawrence of Arabia
Goodbye Christopher Robin
No Man's Land
The Black Prince
Ran
Sometimes in April
Ben-Hur
The Untouchables
Hero
Eight Men Out
Beneath Hill 60
Of Gods and Men
Little Buddha
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Defiance
The Long Walk Home
Casualties of War
A Royal Affair
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Madness of King George
The First Great Escape
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
Jobs
Battle for Haditha
The Bounty
Marie Antoinette
The Message
Downfall
The Elephant Man
1776
Ironclad
Seven Years in Tibet
A Passage to India
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
All the Way
Last Days in the Desert
Bikini: una historia real
Citizen X
Return to the Hiding Place
Hammer of the Gods
Hecho En Mexico
The Messenger
Farewell, My Queen
The Conspirator
Prayers for Bobby
The Warlords
Basquiat
Reds
Titanic
The Way Back
Luther
Gallipoli
Lincoln
The Importance of Being Earnest
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