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The Best Historical Movies of All Time are calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Historical List". The Top Historical Movies List is calculated daily.

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When We Were Kings (1996)
When We Were Kings (1996) 2.87/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Historical
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Leon Gast
Actors: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King
Plot: A documentary detailing the "rumble in the jungle" between Ali and Foreman.

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All the King's Men (1949)
All the King's Men (1949) 2.86/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Robert Rosse
Actors: Broderick Crawford, Joanne Dru, John Ireland
Plot: A "hick" from a small town is double crossed into thinking he is running for mayor when his campaign help finally informs him he is only there to split the vote. He takes vengeance and finally speaks his mind. Once he wins an election he will stop at nothing to give what he believes to be right to his people all the while instilling corruption and bribery in virtually every aspect of the law and the government.

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Inherit the Wind (1960)
Inherit the Wind (1960) 2.86/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Stanley Kramer
Actors: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly
Plot: Based on the Scopes trial which took place in the '20s: Creationism versus Evolution.

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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors ( Tini zabutykh predkiv ) (1967)
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors ( Tini zabutykh predkiv ) (1967) 3.19/4 Add to movie list

Language: Russian
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Sergei Parajanov
Actors: Ivan Mikolajchuk, Larisa Kadochnikova, Tatyana Bestayeva
Plot: Taking place in a Carpathian village, the film follows Ivan as he finds love and tragedy - while the lively village changes with the seasons, holidays and events around them.

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Z (1969)
Z (1969) 2.87/4 Add to movie list

Language: French
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Costa-Gavras
Actors: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Plot: Costa-Gavras chronicles the overthrow of the democratic government in Greece. When a liberal politician is murdered in an attack during a peace demonstration, the right wing established figures in the military and the police try and hide not only their parts in it, but try to cover up the murder as well. The magistrate must act as a detective in order to go through the cover up. While historically accurate, it is told as a combination mystery and thriller

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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006) 2.88/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Historical
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Stanley Nelson
Actors: Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter
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The Young Victoria (2009)
The Young Victoria (2009) 2.72/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Actors: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany
Plot: The film follows on the life of the young Queen Victoria, focusing on her early reign and romance with Prince Albert in the 1830s.

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Night to Remember, A (1958)
Night to Remember, A (1958) 2.95/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Actors: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Honor Blackman
Plot: the story of the Titanic's fateful voyage, based on the accounts of the survivors

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Thirteen Days (2001)
Thirteen Days (2001) 2.82/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Roger Donaldson
Actors: Shawn Driscoll, Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood
Plot: The Cuban Missile Crisis is chronicled here, as the film's title references to the 13 days in October of 1962 when the world was brought to the brink of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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Flowers of War, The ( Jin líng shí san chai ) (2011)
Flowers of War, The ( Jin líng shí san chai ) (2011) 2.94/4 Add to movie list

Language: Mandarin
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: R
Director: Yimou Zhang
Actors: Christian Bale, Paul Schneider, Shigeo Kobayashi
Plot: Based on the novel The 13 Women of Nanjing, from Chinese author Yan Gelin, it tells the story of the massacre of Nanjing, when thousands of women were raped and killed by the Japanese troops during and invasion in 1937. Christian Bale plays a priest who helps a group of prostitutes and students in a church during the invasion.

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