History

Brotherhood of the Wolf
7.1

Brotherhood of the Wolf

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate ...
The Patriot
7.2

The Patriot

2000  

The Patriot

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring ...
Anna and the King
6.7

Anna and the King

The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna ...
RKO 281
7.1

RKO 281

1999  

RKO 281

A film about the making of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film’s de ...
The 13th Warrior
6.6

The 13th Warrior

A Muslim ambassador exiled from his homeland, Ahmad ibn Fadlan finds himself in the company of Vikings. While the behavior of the Norsemen ...
The Thin Red Line
7.6

The Thin Red Line

Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who ...
Saving Private Ryan
8.6

Saving Private Ryan

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger ...
Amistad
7.3

Amistad

1997  

Amistad

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They ...
Bent
7.3

Bent

1997  

Bent

Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a ...
Braveheart
8.4

Braveheart

1995  

Braveheart

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English ...
Schindler’s List
8.9

Schindler’s List

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory ...
Gettysburg
7.7

Gettysburg

1993  

Gettysburg

Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, ...
Hoffa
6.6

Hoffa

1992  

Hoffa

A portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro. The film follows Hoffa through his countless ...
The Krays
6.7

The Krays

1990  

The Krays

The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays ...
Henry V
7.6

Henry V

1989  

Henry V

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare’s play about the English King’s bloody conquest of France.
Casualties of War
7.1

Casualties of War

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the ...
Come and See
8.2

Come and See

1985  

Come and See

The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his ...
Ran
8.2

Ran

1985  

Ran

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century ...
Birdy
7.3

Birdy

1984  

Birdy

Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds – but now believes he really is a ...
Amadeus
8.3

Amadeus

1984  

Amadeus

The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival, Antonio Salieri—now confined to ...
Gandhi
8.1

Gandhi

1982  

Gandhi

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of ...
Reds
7.4

Reds

1981  

Reds

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Das Boot
8.4

Das Boot

1981  

Das Boot

A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, ...
Gallipoli
7.5

Gallipoli

1981  

Gallipoli

As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New ...
The Elephant Man
8.2

The Elephant Man

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his “owner” as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous ...
All Quiet on the Western Front
7.1

All Quiet on the Western Front

At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends ...
Midway
6.8

Midway

1976  

Midway

This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Patton
8.0

Patton

1970  

Patton

“Patton” tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton’s ...
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
8.1

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is ...
Where Eagles Dare
7.7

Where Eagles Dare

World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that’s ...
Anzio
6.0

Anzio

1968  

Anzio

Allied forces land at Anzio unopposed but instead of moving straight inland their commanding officer decides to dig in. A battle-hardened war ...
Andrei Rublev
8.2

Andrei Rublev

An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a ...
The Battle of Algiers
8.1

The Battle of Algiers

Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from ...
Zulu
7.8

Zulu

1964  

Zulu

In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of ...
The Great Escape
8.2

The Great Escape

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a ...
Lawrence of Arabia
8.3

Lawrence of Arabia

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence’s mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First ...
The 300 Spartans
6.7

The 300 Spartans

Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) ...
Judgment at Nuremberg
8.2

Judgment at Nuremberg

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. ...