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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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Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Detroit
Detroit
Flyboys
Flyboys
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
The Patriot
The Patriot
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Ip Man
Ip Man
Bridget Jones' Baby
Bridget Jones' Baby
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
Das Boot
Das Boot
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York
Ip Man 2
Ip Man 2
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
Amadeus
Amadeus
No Man's Land
Savannah
Anthropoid
Hotel Rwanda
Downfall
The Untouchables
Marie Antoinette
The Grandmaster
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Silence
Shakespeare in Love
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
The King's Speech
Geronimo: An American Legend
The Importance of Being Earnest
Mandingo
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
A Bridge Too Far
Lawrence of Arabia
A Royal Affair
All the Way
Hammer of the Gods
Cold Mountain
The Long Walk Home
Gandhi
Lion of the Desert
Of Gods and Men
Dallas Buyers Club
Maudie
For Greater Glory
Farewell, My Queen
Seven Years in Tibet
Bitter Harvest
The Right Stuff
The Bounty
Lincoln
The Tuskegee Airmen
Battle for Haditha
The Way Back
The Guillotines
Jobs
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Frost/Nixon
The Lion in Winter
Emperor
Defiance
Field of Lost Shoes
Winter in Wartime
A Passage to India
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
Executive Action
The First Great Escape
The Gathering Storm
Beneath Hill 60
J. Edgar
Agora
Casualties of War
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
Mary, Queen of Scots
The Duchess
Titanic
The Good Shepherd
Ben-Hur
Citizen X
Mr. Bean macht Ferien
Edo Porn
Sometimes in April
The Warlords
Saints and Soldiers
Hero
Jakob the Liar
Eight Men Out
Reds
In Ihrem Haus
Drecksau
Lion - Der lange Weg nach Hause
Nathalie - Wen liebst Du heute Nacht?
Ironclad
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
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