History Movies
The War on Democracy

The War on Democracy

The War on Democracy
IMDb: 8.2
96

Set both in Latin America and the United States, the film explores the historic and current relationship of Washington with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. Pilger says that…

Passage

Passage

Passage
IMDb: 6.5
90

With a unique blend of dramatic action and behind-the-scenes documentary footage, filmmaker John Walker shares the multi-layered story of British explorer Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men,…

Utu

Utu

Utu
IMDb: 7
118

In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty. The warrior Te Wheke fights for the…

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

The Last Supper
IMDb: 5.7
120

The story of two warring generals fighting for control of China at the end of the Qin Dynasty.

Genre: Action, History
Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe
IMDb: 6.7
137

This is a remake of Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the…

I Am The Blues

I Am The Blues

I Am The Blues
IMDb: 7.5
106

A musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. Visiting the last…

Coven

Coven

Coven
IMDb: 6.1
92

French Basque Country, year 1609. The men of the region have gone to sea. Amaia participates with other girls of the village in a coven celebrated in the forest. Judge…

Genre: Drama, History
The Singer

The Singer

The Singer
IMDb: 6.3
119

In the era of corruption, Hak-gyu sings songs and tells stories on the street with his band. One day, Hak-gyu’s wife Gan-nan is kidnapped by gangsters and his daughter Cheong…

Genre: Drama, History
Against the Law

Against the Law

Against the Law
IMDb: 6.9
84

The film tells the story of Peter Wildeblood, a thoughtful and private gay journalist whose affair with a handsome serviceman he met in Piccadilly – during the time homosexuality was…

They Fought for Their Motherland

They Fought for Their Motherland

They Fought for Their Motherland
IMDb: 8
137

In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Russian army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating Russian troops…

Genre: History, War
LA 92

LA 92

LA 92
IMDb: 8.2
114

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through…

Dachau: Death Camp

Dachau: Death Camp

Dachau: Death Camp
IMDb: 5.2
N/A

Interviews with those who were there and their family members. A Unique insight into the Nazi’s first Concentration Camp.

Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie

Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie

Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie
IMDb: 7.1
45

Surpassed only by the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is the most successful writer of all time. We all know her characters and incredible plot twists, but what do we…

Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records

Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records

Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records
IMDb: 7.9
95

The true story of punks, queers, & criminals on a ride with two men who accidentally changed music along the way.

The Accountant of Auschwitz

The Accountant of Auschwitz

The Accountant of Auschwitz
IMDb: 7.3
78

Oskar Gröning, known as the “Accountant of Auschwitz,” was charged with the murder of 300,000 Jews. When he took the stand in 2015, at the age of 94, his trial…

Noah

Noah

Noah
IMDb: 6.8
130

Travel with Noah as he fulfills God’s wish, even amidst seemingly impossible odds and the scrutiny of onlookers. The Bible comes to life in jaw-dropping scale as Noah leads live…

Genre: Family, History
The Boat Is Full

The Boat Is Full

The Boat Is Full
IMDb: 7.1
101

During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: “Our boat is full.” A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum:…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Golden Door

Golden Door

Golden Door
IMDb: 6.9
118

The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his…

One Hundred Steps

One Hundred Steps

One Hundred Steps
IMDb: 7.6
114

The true story of Peppino Impastato, a political activist who opposed the Mafia in the small town of Cinisi, Sicily. “One hundred steps” was the distance between Impastato’s house and…

Genre: Crime, Drama, History
RKO 281

RKO 281

RKO 281
IMDb: 7
84

In 1939, boy-wonder Orson Welles leaves New York, where he has succeeded in radio and theater, and, hired by RKO Pictures, moves to Hollywood with the purpose of making his…

The Civil War on Drugs

The Civil War on Drugs

The Civil War on Drugs
IMDb: 7.7
90

Comedy troupe “The Whitest Kids U Know” present a film that follows two young men who mistakenly believe the American Civil War is being waged over the legalization of marijuana….

Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Brother Sun, Sister Moon
IMDb: 7.2
135

This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St….

Genre: Drama, History, War
Winter Nomads

Winter Nomads

Winter Nomads
IMDb: 7.5
90

Pascal, 53, and Carole, 28, are shepherds. In the month of November 2010, they embark on their long winter transhumance: four months during which they will have to cover 600…

Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche

Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche

Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche
IMDb: 7
N/A

1918. As the roar of the First World War cannons is dying out, in Vienna, the heart of Central Europe, a golden age comes to an end. The Austro-Hungarian Empire…

Guns The Evolution of Firearms

Guns The Evolution of Firearms

Guns The Evolution of Firearms
IMDb: N/A
280 min

The greatest gift of mankind over beasts is his ability to craft and use tools. From the simple stone axe to modern warfare technology the relationship between man and survival…

Status: Ended
The Good Earth

The Good Earth

The Good Earth
IMDb: 7.5
139

China, during the rule of the Qing Dynasty. The arranged marriage between Wang Lung, a humble farmer, and O-Lan, a domestic slave, will endure the many hardships of life over…

The Loving Story

The Loving Story

The Loving Story
IMDb: 7.6
77

This documentary film tells the dramatic story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s, and their landmark Supreme Court Case, Loving v. Virginia,…

Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah
IMDb: 7.5
126

Bill O’Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle…

The Rider Named Death

The Rider Named Death

The Rider Named Death
IMDb: 6.2
106

In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.

Menocchio the Heretic

Menocchio the Heretic

Menocchio the Heretic
IMDb: 6.2
103

Italy, late 16th century, the Church, threatened by the Protestants, unleashes the Inquisition. Menocchio, an old, stubborn, self-educated miller oppose the new order. Accused of heresy, he ignores the pleadings…

Genre: Drama, History
The 317th Platoon

The 317th Platoon

The 317th Platoon
IMDb: 7.5
100

In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran…

Genre: Drama, History, War
Son of the South

Son of the South

Son of the South
IMDb: 7.7
104

Bob Zellner, grandson of a Klansman, comes of age in the Deep South and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement.

Genre: Drama, History
Serving For Justice The Story Of The 333Rd Field Artillery Battalion

Serving For Justice The Story Of The 333Rd Field Artillery Battalion

Serving For Justice The Story Of The 333Rd Field Artillery Battalion
IMDb: 4.4
50

Amidst the horrors and indignities of Jim Crow America, one million African Americans served their country to protect democracy abroad and expand it at home during World War II. The…

Genre: History
Dear Comrades!

Dear Comrades!

Dear Comrades!
IMDb: 7
120

When the communist government raises food prices in 1962, the rebellious workers from the small industrial town of Novocherkassk go on strike. The massacre which then ensues is seen through…

Genre: Drama, History
S.O.S. Titanic

S.O.S. Titanic

S.O.S. Titanic
IMDb: 6.3
100

The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.

Battle Anthem

Battle Anthem

Battle Anthem
IMDb: 7.1
131

The story of Japan’s victory in the battle of Tsushima Strait.

Genre: History, War
Senso

Senso

Senso
IMDb: 7.5
123

A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.

Kinderblock 66:Return to Buchenwald

Kinderblock 66:Return to Buchenwald

Kinderblock 66:Return to Buchenwald
IMDb: 7.2
87

Kinderblock 66 is the story of four men who, as young boys, were imprisoned by the Nazis in the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp and who, sixty-five years later, return to…

Icemen: 200 years in Antarctica

Icemen: 200 years in Antarctica

Icemen: 200 years in Antarctica
IMDb: 6
50

A riveting story of polar exploration that investigates the motivation, psychology, science, and physical endurance that have characterized the historic heroes who have explored the frozen continent of Antarctica over…

Albert Einstein: Still a Revolutionary

Albert Einstein: Still a Revolutionary

Albert Einstein: Still a Revolutionary
IMDb: 7
80

Using a wealth of rarely-seen archival footage, correspondence, and new and illuminating interviews, Julia Newman makes the case that Albert Einstein’s example of social and political activism is as important…