Best Historical Movies

  • This Oscar-winning treatise on absolute power and its human toll sees fledgling queen Elizabeth I sacrificing happiness for her own safety.

    Elizabeth

      Biography, Drama, History
      Movies
    7.5
    82%
    75
    82 Mn
  • In 1920s Denmark, married artists embark on a journey of unconditional love when the husband announces his intentions to live life as a woman.

    The Danish Girl

      Drama, History, Romance
      Movies
    7.1
    64%
    66
    64 Mn
  • This suspenseful drama follows a battle of wits and wills between renowned Russian sharpshooter Vassili Zaitsev and top German sniper Maj. Konig.

    Enemy at the Gates

      Drama, History, War
      Movies
    7.6
    54%
    53
    97 Mn
  • A freeborn black man is abducted from New York and sold into slavery in this historical drama based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup.

    12 Years a Slave

      Biography, Drama, History
      Movies
    8.1
    96%
    96
    188 Mn
  • A Mossad agent leads an effort to track down the Palestinian terrorists who killed a group of Israeli athletes during the 1972 Summer Olympics.

    Munich

      Drama, History, Thriller
      Movies
    7.6
    77%
    74
    130 Mn
  • Technical troubles scuttle the Apollo 13 mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew in this chronicle of a true story.

    Apollo 13

      Adventure, Drama, History
      Movies
    7.6
    95%
    77
    355 Mn
  • This Vietnam War epic tells the story of the Battle of Ia Drang, which pitted 450 U.S. soldiers against thousands of well-armed Vietnamese troops.

    We Were Soldiers

      Action, Drama, History
      Movies
    7.2
    63%
    65
    114 Mn
  • Leonardo DiCaprio portrays eccentric tycoon Howard Hughes, who turned a small fortune into a massive one by building Hollywood and aviation empires.

    The Aviator

      Biography, Drama, History
      Movies
    7.5
    87%
    77
    213 Mn
  • This stirring drama follows the first African-Americans to serve in combat during the Civil War and shows how they helped turn the tide of the war.

    Glory

      Biography, Drama, History
      Movies
    7.9
    93%
    0
    26 Mn
  • Veteran television newsman Edward R. Murrow faces off against Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his crusade to quell the threat of communism in America.

    Good Night, and Good Luck

      Biography, Drama, History
      Movies
    7.5
    93%
    80
    31 Mn
  • Genius. Poet. Brute. Director Mike Leigh explores the many conflicting sides of British painter J.M.W. Turner in the final 25 years of his life.

    Mr. Turner

      Biography, Drama, History
      Movies
    6.8
    97%
    94
    25 Mn
  • An American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare soon learns to respect the samurai that he has been ordered to destroy.

    The Last Samurai

      Action, History
      Movies
    7.7
    66%
    55
    456 Mn