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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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Detroit
Detroit
Flyboys
Flyboys
The Patriot
The Patriot
The Duchess
The Duchess
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records
Windtalkers
Windtalkers
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Hotel Rwanda
Hotel Rwanda
Das Boot
Das Boot
Ip Man
Ip Man
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Mandingo
Mandingo
Amadeus
Amadeus
The King's Speech
The King's Speech
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
Downfall
Shakespeare in Love
Marie Antoinette
Ong Bak 3
K-19: The Widowmaker
The Lost City of Z
No Man's Land
The Long Riders
Lawrence of Arabia
The Tuskegee Airmen
In the Time of the Butterflies
For Greater Glory
Farewell, My Queen
Seven Years in Tibet
Ben-Hur
Lincoln
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Dead Presidents
Battle for Haditha
Cold Mountain
Gandhi
Maudie
Ironclad
Geronimo: An American Legend
Lion of the Desert
Defiance
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
The Message
The Warlords
A Bridge Too Far
Good Ol' Freda
Gangs of New York
The Good Shepherd
The Bounty
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Anthropoid
The First Great Escape
Silence
The Cup
The Importance of Being Earnest
Jakob the Liar
Ip Man 2
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Elizabeth
Quiz Show
The Elephant Man
All the Way
Chuck Norris vs. Communism
The Right Stuff
Day of the Siege
Citizen X
Black Adder's A Christmas Carol
Hammer of the Gods
The Messenger
1911
Sword of War
Hero
Basquiat
Picture Bride
Little Buddha
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Inherit the Wind
Titanic
The Black Prince
A Royal Affair
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
Mary, Queen of Scots
The Guillotines
The Way Back
Savannah
Edo Porn
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Gallipoli
Jobs
Agora
The Madness of King George
Eight Men Out
Ran
The Lion in Winter
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