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Schindler's List (Movie, 1993)

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In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

IMDb: 8.9 (971,114 votes)
Metascore: 93

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Braveheart (Movie, 1995)

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When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

IMDb: 8.4 (818,173 votes)
Metascore: 68

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Starring: James Robinson, Sean Lawlor, Sandy Nelson, James Cosmo

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Zeitgeist: The Movie (Movie, 2007)

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Zeitgeist: The Movie

Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

IMDb: 8.2 (44,772 votes)

Genre: Documentary, History

Starring: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Directed by: Peter Joseph

Airlift (Movie, 2016)

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Airlift

When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen.

IMDb: 8.2 (42,393 votes)

Genre: Action, Drama, History

Starring: Nimrat Kaur, Akshay Kumar, Taranjit Kaur, Sameer Ali Khan

Directed by: Raja Menon

The Act of Killing (Movie, 2012)

The Act of Killing

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

IMDb: 8.2 (28,027 votes)
Metascore: 89

Genre: Documentary, History

Starring: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn

Hotel Rwanda (Movie, 2004)

The true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

IMDb: 8.1 (290,172 votes)
Metascore: 79

Genre: Drama, History, War

Starring: Xolani Mali, Don Cheadle, Desmond Dube, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Directed by: Terry George

Citizenfour (Movie, 2014)

Citizenfour

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

IMDb: 8.1 (44,516 votes)
Metascore: 88

Genre: Documentary, Biography, History

Starring: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Directed by: Laura Poitras

The Revenant (Movie, 2015)

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The Revenant

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

IMDb: 8.0 (536,576 votes)
Metascore: 76

Genre: Adventure, Drama, History

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu

JFK (Movie, 1991)

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JFK

A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

IMDb: 8.0 (122,815 votes)
Metascore: 72

Genre: Drama, History, Thriller

Starring: Sally Kirkland, Anthony Ramirez, Ray LePere, Steve Reed

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Special 26 (Movie, 2013)

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Special 26

A gang of con-men rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers.

IMDb: 8.0 (39,859 votes)

Genre: Crime, Drama, History

Starring: Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Akshay Kumar, Jimmy Shergill

Directed by: Neeraj Pandey

Hero (Movie, 2002)

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Hero

A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.

IMDb: 7.9 (158,442 votes)
Metascore: 85

Genre: Action, Adventure, History

Starring: Jet Li, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

Glory (Movie, 1989)

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Glory

Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.

IMDb: 7.9 (108,000 votes)

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Man On Wire (Movie, 2008)

Man On Wire

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century."

IMDb: 7.8 (45,536 votes)
Metascore: 89

Genre: Documentary, Biography, History

Starring: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Directed by: James Marsh

Argo (Movie, 2012)

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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

IMDb: 7.7 (496,682 votes)
Metascore: 86

Genre: Drama, History, Thriller

Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman

Directed by: Ben Affleck

The Last Samurai (Movie, 2003)

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The Last Samurai

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

IMDb: 7.7 (343,861 votes)
Metascore: 55

Genre: Action, Drama, History

Starring: Ken Watanabe, Tom Cruise, William Atherton, Chad Lindberg

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Black Hawk Down (Movie, 2001)

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Black Hawk Down

123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

IMDb: 7.7 (317,233 votes)
Metascore: 74

Genre: Drama, History, Thriller

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

Directed by: Ridley Scott

The Hurt Locker (Movie, 2008)

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

IMDb: 7.6 (363,949 votes)
Metascore: 94

Genre: Drama, History, Thriller

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Les Misérables (Movie, 2012)

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Les Misérables

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

IMDb: 7.6 (264,422 votes)
Metascore: 63

Genre: Drama, History, Musical

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Apollo 13 (Movie, 1995)

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Apollo 13

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

IMDb: 7.6 (226,426 votes)
Metascore: 77

Genre: Adventure, Drama, History

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise

Directed by: Ron Howard

Enemy at the Gates (Movie, 2001)

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Enemy at the Gates

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.

IMDb: 7.6 (207,912 votes)
Metascore: 53

Genre: Drama, History, War

Starring: Jude Law, Ed Harris, Rachel Weisz, Joseph Fiennes

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Munich (Movie, 2005)

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Munich

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

IMDb: 7.6 (188,228 votes)
Metascore: 74

Genre: Drama, History, Thriller

Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Gangs of New York (Movie, 2002)

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Gangs of New York

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

IMDb: 7.5 (344,587 votes)
Metascore: 72

Genre: Crime, Drama, History

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

The Aviator (Movie, 2004)

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The Aviator

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

IMDb: 7.5 (287,150 votes)
Metascore: 77

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Selma (Movie, 2014)

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Selma

A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

IMDb: 7.5 (70,515 votes)
Metascore: 89

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Starring: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Jim France, Trinity Simone

Directed by: Ava DuVernay

Les Misérables (Movie, 1998)

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Les Misérables

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the ...

IMDb: 7.5 (34,074 votes)

Genre: Crime, Drama, History

Starring: Christopher Adamson, Tim Barlow, Timothy Bateson, Veronika Bendová

Directed by: Bille August

Zero Dark Thirty (Movie, 2012)

Zero Dark Thirty

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.

IMDb: 7.4 (233,721 votes)
Metascore: 95

Genre: Drama, History, Thriller

Starring: Jason Clarke, Reda Kateb, Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Patriots Day (Movie, 2016)

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Patriots Day

The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.

IMDb: 7.4 (55,903 votes)
Metascore: 69

Genre: Crime, Drama, History

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Dicky Eklund Jr., Michael Marchand, Rhet Kidd

Directed by: Peter Berg

A Bridge Too Far (Movie, 1977)

A Bridge Too Far

A historical telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges on a road to Germany in World War II, in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.

IMDb: 7.4 (43,676 votes)

Genre: Drama, History, War

Starring: Siem Vroom, Marlies van Alcmaer, Erik van 't Wout, Wolfgang Preiss

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

The Way Back (Movie, 2010)

The Way Back

Siberian gulag escapees travel 4,000 miles by foot to freedom in India.

IMDb: 7.3 (95,435 votes)
Metascore: 66

Genre: Adventure, Drama, History

Starring: Dragos Bucur, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Alexandru Potocean

Directed by: Peter Weir

The Young Victoria (Movie, 2009)

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The Young Victoria

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

IMDb: 7.3 (49,832 votes)
Metascore: 64

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée