Top 100 History Movies List

Top 100 History Movies List

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Silence video movie dvd

#100 History Movie

Silence (2016) R

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese

Stars:

Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson

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K-19: The Widowmaker movie dvd video

#99 History Movie

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) PG-13

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Director:

Kathryn Bigelow

Writers:

Louis Nowra, Christopher Kyle

Stars:

Harrison Ford, Sam Spruell, Peter Stebbings

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Judgment at Nuremberg dvd video movie

#98 History Movie

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

Director:

Stanley Kramer

Writers:

Abby Mann, Abby Mann

Stars:

Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark

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The Insider dvd video movie

#97 History Movie

The Insider (1999) R

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.

Director:

Michael Mann

Writers:

Marie Brenner, Eric Roth

Stars:

Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer

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Gallipoli movie video dvd

#96 History Movie

Gallipoli (1981) PG

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Director:

Peter Weir

Writers:

Peter Weir, David Williamson

Stars:

Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr

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The Lion in Winter movie video dvd

#95 History Movie

The Lion in Winter (1968) PG

1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.

Director:

Anthony Harvey

Writers:

James Goldman

Stars:

Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins

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The Last Emperor movie video dvd

#94 History Movie

The Last Emperor (1987) PG-13

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director:

Bernardo Bertolucci

Writers:

Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci

Stars:

John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole

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Troy movie dvd video

#93 History Movie

Troy (2004) R

An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Homer, David Benioff

Stars:

Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom

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All Quiet on the Western Front movie dvd video

#92 History Movie

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director:

Lewis Milestone

Writers:

Erich Maria Remarque, Maxwell Anderson

Stars:

Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray

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The King's Speech video dvd movie

#91 History Movie

The King's Speech (2010) R

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Director:

Tom Hooper

Writers:

David Seidler

Stars:

Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter

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Frost/Nixon movie video dvd

#90 History Movie

Frost/Nixon (2008) R

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Peter Morgan

Stars:

Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon

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History of the World: Part 1 dvd movie video

#89 History Movie

History of the World: Part 1 (1981) R

Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.

Director:

Mel Brooks

Writers:

Mel Brooks

Stars:

Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise

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The Diary of Anne Frank video movie dvd

#88 History Movie

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.

Director:

George Stevens

Writers:

Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett

Stars:

Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut

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The Leopard dvd movie video

#87 History Movie

The Leopard (1963)

The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.

Director:

Luchino Visconti

Writers:

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Suso Cecchi D'Amico

Stars:

Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale

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Sergeant York movie video dvd

#86 History Movie

Sergeant York (1941)

A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes.

Director:

Howard Hawks

Writers:

Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee

Stars:

Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie

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The Greatest Game ever Played movie dvd video

#85 History Movie

The Greatest Game ever Played (2005) PG

In the 1913 US Open, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet played against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon.

Director:

Bill Paxton

Writers:

Mark Frost

Stars:

Shia LaBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Elias Koteas

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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days movie dvd video

#84 History Movie

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.

Director:

Marc Rothemund

Writers:

Fred Breinersdorfer

Stars:

Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Alexander Held

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Amazing Grace dvd video movie

#83 History Movie

Amazing Grace (2006) PG

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Director:

Michael Apted

Writers:

Steven Knight

Stars:

Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon

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Max Manus: Man Of War movie video dvd

#82 History Movie

Max Manus: Man Of War (2008)

The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

Director:

Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

Writers:

Thomas Nordseth-Tiller

Stars:

Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai Cleve Broch

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Burnt by the Sun movie video dvd

#81 History Movie

Burnt by the Sun (1994) R

Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his games and pianistic bravura.

Director:

Nikita Mikhalkov

Writers:

Rustam Ibragimbekov

Stars:

Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Oleg Menshikov

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