History Movies
Karmouz War

Karmouz War

Karmouz War
IMDb: 8.7
N/A

The film stood out in a crowded season, as Eid is especially known for being competitive as most movies make their debut during the holiday. “Harb Karmouz” came out on…

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Return of the Hero

Return of the Hero

Return of the Hero
IMDb: 6.6
90 min

A good old fashioned corset comedy with minimal laughs but a decent level of charm, Return of the Hero (Le Retour du heros) pairs two of America’s favorite Frenchies for…

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Genre: Comedy, History
Padmaavat

Padmaavat

Padmaavat
IMDb: 7.1
164 min

Six months of 2018 are over and Bollywood has entertained us with films on myriad subjects. From biopic and film on social issues to horror and women-centric movies, it has…

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Peterloo

Peterloo

Peterloo
IMDb: N/A
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Mike Leigh has been aiming to make a film about the Peterloo massacre for a little while now, and he’s been working on the new film for Film4 and Amazon….

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Genre: Drama, History
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran

Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran

Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
IMDb: N/A
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Talking about what worked, Abhishek says that it has to be the story. “The fact that people are liking the film [both in India and few places abroad] makes us…

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Genre: Drama, History
Backstabbing for Beginners

Backstabbing for Beginners

Backstabbing for Beginners
IMDb: 5.9
108 min

The title misleads, but in a way that sets up a pleasant surprise: Per Fly’s “Backstabbing for Beginners” is not some archly tongue-in-cheek takedown of the art of the con,…

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The Favourite

The Favourite

The Favourite
IMDb: N/A
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Rachel Weisz is no stranger to filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos’ unique charms and tastes, starring in his English-language debut “The Lobster” alongside a transformed Colin Farrell to deliver one of the…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Last Witness

The Last Witness

The Last Witness
IMDb: 5.6
97 min

Soviet secret police began a series of mass executions circa 1940 of Polish citizens they knew would reject foreign occupation upon WWII’s completion. Some of the resulting graves were discovered…

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The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
IMDb: N/A
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The picture is based on Simon Winchester’s book about the collaboration between Professor James Murray and William Minor, an inmate in a mental asylum, to create the Oxford English Dictionary….

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Genre: Drama, History
Operation Finale

Operation Finale

Operation Finale
IMDb: N/A
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You have no interest in what I have to say,” he says. “Unless it confirms what you think you already know. My job was simple: save the country I love…

Genre: Drama, History
Backseat

Backseat

Backseat
IMDb: N/A
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The rest of the cast includes Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Dick’s wife and mother to their two daughters, Liz and Mary. Notably, Adams has worked twice with Bale on…

Genre: History
The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince
IMDb: 6.7
105 min

You’ve got to hand it to Rupert Everett. For this passion project, the none-more-plummy English actor, author and now director has chosen Oscar Wilde’s shuffling demise as the point of…

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Paul, Apostle of Christ

Paul, Apostle of Christ

Paul, Apostle of Christ
IMDb: 6.9
108 min

At one point in “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” a Roman prefect (Olivier Martinez, sporting a Caesar haircut and a nearly unintelligible accent) refers to rumors that his captive, the early…

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Genre: Drama, History
Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots
IMDb: N/A
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Despite a career that couldn’t be hotter Saoirse Ronan at 24 remains refreshingly low-key. A child actor who easily transitioned to young adult roles, Ronan is currently onscreen in the…

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Genre: Drama, History
The 15:17 to Paris

The 15:17 to Paris

The 15:17 to Paris
IMDb: 5.1
94 min

In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have…

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Gotti

Gotti

Gotti
IMDb: 6.9
N/A

John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy,…

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First Man

First Man

First Man
IMDb: N/A
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A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July…

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Genre: Drama, History
12 Strong

12 Strong

12 Strong
IMDb: 6.6
130 min

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Experimenter

Experimenter

Experimenter
IMDb: 6.6
98 min

Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into…

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Genre: Drama, History
Macbeth

Macbeth

Macbeth
IMDb: 6.7
113 min

Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
IMDb: 7.2
122 min

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint…

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Genre: Drama, History
Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii
IMDb: 5.5
105 min

In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has…

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The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game
IMDb: 8.0
114 min

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret…

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In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
IMDb: 6.9
122 min

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human…

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Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks
IMDb: 7.5
125 min

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

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Lincoln

Lincoln

Lincoln
IMDb: 7.4
150 min

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course…

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Genre: Drama, History
J. Edgar

J. Edgar

J. Edgar
IMDb: 6.6
137 min

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that…

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Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club
IMDb: 8.0
117 min

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

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Genre: Drama, History
A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair
IMDb: 7.6
137 min

A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty
IMDb: 7.4
157 min

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. Team 6…

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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
IMDb: 8.1
134 min

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon…

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Genre: Drama, History
Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Les Misérables
IMDb: 7.6
158 min

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

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Genre: Drama, History