History Movies

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

127 min

Last updated: 02/27/2017.

Country: USA

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Release date: 06 Jan 2017

Director: Theodore Melfi

Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner ...

IMDB Ratings: 8

In 1961, mathematician Katherine Johnson works as a "computer" in the segregated West Area Computers division of Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, alongside her colleagues, aspiring engineer Mary Jackson and unofficial supervisor Dorothy Vaughan. Following a successful Russian satellite launch, pressure to send American astronauts into space increases. Katherine's supervisor...
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Son of God

Son of God

138 min

Last updated: 02/21/2017.

Country: USA

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Release date: 28 Feb 2014

Director: Christopher Spencer

Stars: Diogo Morgado, Greg Hicks, Adrian Schiller, Darwin Shaw ...

IMDB Ratings: 5.6

John, the last surviving disciple of Christ, is living in exile as he tells his story. Jesus was born to a virgin. Three visiting wise men declare him the future King. Thirty years later, an adult Jesus Christ (Diogo Morgado) travels to Galilee and begins recruiting followers, from James, to his...
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Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

139 min

Last updated: 02/20/2017.

Country: Australia, USA

Genres: Drama, History, War

Release date: 04 Nov 2016

Director: Mel Gibson

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Richard Pyros, Jacob Warner, Milo Gibson ...

IMDB Ratings: 8.4

While growing up near Lynchburg, Virginia, a young Desmond Doss nearly kills his younger brother Hal. This experience and his Seventh-day Adventist upbringing reinforce Desmond's belief in the commandment: Thou shalt not kill. Years later, Doss takes a man injured by a car to the hospital and meets a nurse,...
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Patriots Day

Patriots Day

133 min

Last updated: 02/17/2017.

Country: USA

Genres: Drama, History, Thriller

Release date: 13 Jan 2017

Director: Peter Berg

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

IMDB Ratings: 7.6

On April 15, 2013, brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev detonate two bombs during the Boston Marathon, causing widespread panic. A young couple, Patrick Downes and Jessica Kesky, are injured and taken to separate hospitals, where they're both required to have their legs amputated; while family man Steve Woolfenden is injured...
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12 Years a Slave - Historical deep look.

12 Years a Slave - Historical deep look.

134 min

Last updated: 02/07/2017.

Country: USA, UK

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Release date: 08 Nov 2013

Director: Steve McQueen

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Dickie Gravois, Bryan Batt ...

IMDB Ratings: 8.1

In 1841, Solomon Northup is a free African-American man working as a violinist, living with his wife and two children in Saratoga Springs, New York. Two men, Brown and Hamilton, offer him short-term employment as a musician if he will travel with them to Washington, D.C. However, once they arrive,...
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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

91 min

Last updated: 01/03/2017.

Country: USA

Genres: Documentary, Biography, History

Release date: 01 May 2016

Director: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

Stars: John Amos, Bea Arthur, Adrienne Barbeau, Valerie Bertinelli ...

IMDB Ratings: 7

How did a poor Jewish kid from Connecticut bring us Archie Bunker and become one of the most successful television producers ever? Norman Lear brought provocative subjects like war, poverty, and prejudice into 120 million homes every week. He proved that social change was possible through an unlikely prism: laughter....
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The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation

120 min

Last updated: 12/27/2016.

Country: USA

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Release date: 07 Oct 2016

Director: Nate Parker

Stars: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley ...

IMDB Ratings: 5.8

Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow...
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All the Way

All the Way

132 min

Last updated: 10/07/2016.

Country: USA

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Release date: 21 May 2016

Director: Jay Roach

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie, Bradley Whitford, Melissa Leo ...

IMDB Ratings: 7.6

Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President of the United States after the John F. Kennedy assassination. Upon his arrival in the White House, he must work on the passage of the Civil Rights Act, pressured by Martin Luther King Jr. to pass the bill without removing its most significant content in...
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Confirmation

Confirmation

110 min

Last updated: 10/03/2016.

Country: USA

Genres: Drama, History

Release date: 16 Apr 2016

Director: Rick Famuyiwa

Stars: Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright ...

IMDB Ratings: 6.9

Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States' Supreme Court is called into question when former colleague, Anita Hill, testifies that he had sexually harassed her....
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The Finest Hours 2016

The Finest Hours 2016

117 min

Last updated: 09/20/2016.

Country: USA

Genres: Action, Drama, History

Release date: 29 Jan 2016

Director: Craig Gillespie

Stars: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Eric Bana ...

IMDB Ratings: 6.9

Bernard "Bernie" Webber, a crewman at the Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, has fallen in love with a local girl, Miriam Pentinen. The two plan to marry on April 16, but in accordance with Coast Guard regulations, Bernie must seek permission from the station's commander, Daniel...
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Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold

109 min

Last updated: 09/14/2016.

Country: UK

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Release date: 10 Apr 2015

Director: Simon Curtis

Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes ...

IMDB Ratings: 7.3

In a series of flashbacks throughout the film, Maria Altmann recalls the arrival of Nazi forces in Vienna, and the subsequent suppression of the Jewish community and the looting and pillaging conducted by the Nazis against Jewish families. Seeking to escape before the country is completely shut off, Maria Altmann...
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Bodyguards and Assassins

Bodyguards and Assassins

139 min

Last updated: 09/08/2016.

Country: China, Hong Kong

Genres: Action, Drama, History, Kungfu Action

Release date: 18 Dec 2009

Director: Teddy Chan

Stars: Xueqi Wang, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Jun Hu, Bo-Chieh Wang ...

IMDB Ratings: 6.9

In 1905, Sun Wen intends to go abroad to Hong Kong, then a British colony, to discuss his plans with fellow Tongmenghui members to overthrow the corrupt and crumbling Qing dynasty in China. Empress Dowager Cixi sends a group of assassins, led by Yan Xiaoguo, to kill Sun. Revolutionary Chen...
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Argo

Argo

120 min

Last updated: 09/07/2016.

Country: USA

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Release date: 12 Oct 2012

Director: Ben Affleck

Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman ...

IMDB Ratings: 7.7

This movie is from Ben Alfred. He took part in the movies as main character and also as a director too. On November 4, 1979, Iranian activists storm the United States embassy in Tehran in retaliation for President Jimmy Carter giving the Shah asylum in the U.S. during the Iranian Revolution....
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Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

157 min

Last updated: 09/03/2016.

Country: USA

Genres: Drama, History, Thriller

Release date: 11 Jan 2013

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Stars: Jason Clarke, Reda Kateb, Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler ...

IMDB Ratings: 7.4

In 2003, Maya (Jessica Chastain), a young U.S. Central Intelligence Agency officer, has spent her entire brief career, since being recruited for the agency, focused solely on gathering intelligence related to al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden (Ricky Sekhon), following the terrorist organization's September 11 attacks on the United States in...
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Ben-Hur 2016 Cam quality

Ben-Hur 2016 Cam quality

123 min

Last updated: 09/01/2016.

Country: USA

Genres: Adventure, Drama, History

Release date: 19 Aug 2016

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Stars: Jack Huston, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Sofia Black-D'Elia ...

A Jewish nobleman, Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) and his adoptive Roman brother Messala (Toby Kebbell) are best friends despite their different origins. While racing horses, Ben-Hur is hurt and Messala carries him back to their family home in Jerusalem. Despite the hospitality of Ben Hur's mother Naomi (Ayelet Zurer) and...
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Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates

131 min

Last updated: 09/01/2016.

Country: USA, France, Germany, UK, Ireland

Genres: Drama, History, War

Release date: 16 Mar 2001

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Stars: Jude Law, Ed Harris, Rachel Weisz, Joseph Fiennes ...

IMDB Ratings: 7.6

In 1942, following the invasion of the Soviet Union the year before, Vasili Zaitsev (Jude Law), a shepherd from the Ural Mountains who is now a soldier in the Red Army, finds himself on the front lines of the Battle of Stalingrad. Forced into a suicidal charge by barrier troops...
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Ben-Hur 1959 - greatest movie of all time

Ben-Hur 1959 - greatest movie of all time

212 min

Last updated: 08/31/2016.

Country: USA

Genres: Adventure, Drama, History

Release date: 26 Dec 1959

Director: William Wyler

Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd ...

IMDB Ratings: 8.1

In AD 26, Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) is a wealthy prince and merchant in Jerusalem, who lives with his mother, Miriam (Martha Scott); his sister, Tirzah (Cathy O'Donnell); their loyal slave, Simonides (Sam Jaffe) and his daughter, Esther (Haya Harareet). Esther loves Judah but is committed to another. Judah's childhood...
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Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

144 min

Last updated: 08/29/2016.

Country: USA, UK

Genres: Drama, History, War

Release date: 18 Jan 2002

Director: Ridley Scott

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana ...

IMDB Ratings: 7.7

Following the ousting of the central government and start of a civil war, a major United Nations military operation in Somalia was authorized with a peacekeeping mandate. Following the withdrawal of the bulk of the peacekeepers, Mogadishu-based Mohamed Farrah Aidid militia loyalists declare war on remaining UN personnel. In response,...
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Airlift

Airlift

130 min

Last updated: 08/22/2016.

Country: India

Genres: Action, Drama, History

Release date: 22 Jan 2016

Director: Raja Menon

Stars: Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, Taranjit Kaur, Feryna Wazheir ...

IMDB Ratings: 8.7

The film opens in Kuwait, August 1990, with Indian businessman Ranjit Katiyal (Akshay Kumar) clinching a business deal with the Emir of Kuwait. Katiyal is a ruthless businessman who will go to any lengths to make a profit. He is successful and well connected in Kuwait and Iraq and calls...
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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

104 min

Last updated: 08/18/2016.

Country: USA

Genres: Action, Drama, History

Release date: 11 Jul 2012

Director: Samuel Fischer

Stars: Jonathan Bennett, James Cromwell, John Cromwell, Jackson Bond ...

IMDB Ratings: 6.1

The film tells the story of a 13-year-old German American boy, Kyle Vogel, (Jonathan Bennett) who finds his Grandpa Bud's (James Cromwell) World War II footlocker during a game of hide and seek. Kyle strikes a deal with his grandfather to tell the stories behind any three objects he picks...
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