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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
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Hostiles
Hostiles
Battle for Haditha
Battle for Haditha
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
The 15:17 to Paris
The 15:17 to Paris
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Detroit
Detroit
Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records
The Patriot
The Patriot
The Post
The Post
American Made
American Made
Bridget Jones' Baby
Bridget Jones' Baby
Ip Man
Ip Man
Das Boot
Das Boot
Mrs. Brown
Mrs. Brown
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
Amadeus
Amadeus
Enemy at the Gates
Enemy at the Gates
Seven Years in Tibet
Seven Years in Tibet
Apollo 13
Apollo 13
Hammer of the Gods
Hammer of the Gods
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Ong Bak 3
Ong Bak 3
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z
The Grandmaster
The Grandmaster
The Duchess
The Duchess
Mandingo
Mandingo
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Downfall
Downfall
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Anthropoid
Anthropoid
Ip Man 2
Ip Man 2
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rabbit-Proof Fence
The Black Prince
The Black Prince
Lincoln
Lincoln
Gandhi
Gandhi
The Message
The Message
A Royal Affair
A Royal Affair
Queen of the Desert
Queen of the Desert
Gallipoli
Gallipoli
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
Windtalkers
Windtalkers
The Disaster Artist
The Disaster Artist
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Ran
Ran
The Bounty
The Bounty
Suffragette
Suffragette
Field of Lost Shoes
Field of Lost Shoes
In the Time of the Butterflies
In the Time of the Butterflies
Casualties of War
Casualties of War
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far
Ironclad
Ironclad
Picture Bride
Picture Bride
A Passage to India
A Passage to India
Chappaquiddick
Chappaquiddick
Maudie
Maudie
Silence
Silence
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
Ephraim's Rescue
Ephraim's Rescue
Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man
Defiance
Defiance
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York
Victoria & Abdul
Victoria & Abdul
The King's Speech
The King's Speech
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Inherit the Wind
Inherit the Wind
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes
Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes
All the Way
All the Way
The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Untouchables
The Untouchables
Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club
Memorial Day
Memorial Day
Lion of the Desert
Lion of the Desert
Prayers for Bobby
Prayers for Bobby
Jakob the Liar
Jakob the Liar
The Celluloid Closet
The Celluloid Closet
Eight Men Out
Eight Men Out
Reds
Reds
The Lion in Winter
The Lion in Winter
Gotti
Gotti
The Long Walk Home
The Long Walk Home
Luther
Luther
Saints and Soldiers
Saints and Soldiers
Final Portrait
Final Portrait
American Werewolf
American Werewolf
Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind
Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind
Walker
Walker
Sometimes in April
Sometimes in April
Flyboys
Flyboys
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