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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
Gotti
Gotti
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Windtalkers
Windtalkers
First Man
First Man
Colette
Colette
Operation Finale
Operation Finale
22 July
22 July
Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
Ip Man
Ip Man
The Death of Stalin
The Death of Stalin
Snowden
Snowden
The Alamo
The Alamo
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Das Boot
Das Boot
Hostiles
Hostiles
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
Mandingo
Mandingo
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Death Of A Nation
Death Of A Nation
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
Amadeus
Amadeus
Apollo 13
Apollo 13
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York
The Grandmaster
The Grandmaster
Outlaw King
Outlaw King
Mrs. Brown
Mrs. Brown
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen
Ip Man 2
Ip Man 2
Downfall
Downfall
The 13th Warrior
The 13th Warrior
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Goodbye Christopher Robin
The King's Speech
The King's Speech
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
The 15:17 to Paris
The 15:17 to Paris
Gandhi
Gandhi
Detroit
Detroit
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love
Viking
Viking
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
Chappaquiddick
Chappaquiddick
The Way Back
The Way Back
1911
1911
The Duchess
The Duchess
Casualties of War
Casualties of War
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
Woman Walks Ahead
Woman Walks Ahead
Queen of the Desert
Queen of the Desert
The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff
Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots
Sometimes in April
Sometimes in April
Miss Hokusai
Miss Hokusai
Anthropoid
Anthropoid
Genius
Genius
Free State of Jones
Free State of Jones
Lincoln
Lincoln
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rabbit-Proof Fence
The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man
The Post
The Post
The Good Shepherd
The Good Shepherd
Ronaldo
Ronaldo
Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club
Murder Of Mary Phagan
Murder Of Mary Phagan
W.
W.
Flyboys
Flyboys
Breaker Morant
Breaker Morant
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
The Founder
The Founder
Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots
Sweet Country
Sweet Country
K-19: The Widowmaker
K-19: The Widowmaker
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Defiance
Defiance
The Madness of King George
The Madness of King George
Shock and Awe
Shock and Awe
Zoo
Zoo
The Black Prince
The Black Prince
Victoria & Abdul
Victoria & Abdul
Maudie
Maudie
The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z
All the Way
All the Way
Citizen X
Citizen X
Renoir
Renoir
The Red Baron
The Red Baron
Ironclad
Ironclad
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
The Celluloid Closet
The Celluloid Closet
Quiz Show
Quiz Show
Marquis de Sade
Marquis de Sade
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