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Top Historical Movies

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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New World, The (2005)
New World, The (2005) 2.71/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: R
Director: Terrence Malick
Actors: Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer, Q'Orianka Kilcher
Plot: The story of John Smith as he and his men meet against some of the Native Americans, while creating a friendship with others.


City of Life and Death ( Nanjing! Nanjing! ) (2009)
City of Life and Death ( Nanjing! Nanjing! ) (2009) 3.13/4 Add to movie list

Language: Mandarin
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: R
Director: Chuan Lu
Actors: Ye Liu, Yuanyuan Gao, Hideo Nakaizumi
Plot: Chuan Lu's look in the 1937 invasion of Nanking by Japanese forces and the atrocities that followed.


In Cold Blood (1967)
In Cold Blood (1967) 2.93/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Crime/Historical
MPAA rating: R
Director: Richard Brooks
Actors: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe
Plot: Two poverty stricken men set a plan to murder a rich Kansas family to take their money and escape to Mexico as the law catches up with them. Based on a true story.


Chariots of Fire (1981)
Chariots of Fire (1981) 2.81/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Sport/Historical
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Hugh Hudson
Actors: Ian Holm, Nigel Havers, Nicholas Farrell
Plot: During the 1924 Olympics a Jewish boy and a Christian boy compete heavily.


Conspiracy (2001) (0)
Conspiracy (2001) (0) 3.20/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: R
Director: Frank Pierson
Actors: Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci, Peter Sullivan
Plot: A dramatic reenactment of the infamous 1942 gathering of the top Nazi officials in Wannsee. This meeting would result the Final Solution phase of the Holocaust and would set into motion events that would end in the deaths of millions of people. The film is based on the only surviving record of the meeting.


The Reader (2008)
The Reader (2008) 2.86/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: R
Director: Stephen Daldry
Actors: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Alexandra Maria Lara
Plot: A teenager in post WWII Germany is nursed back to health by Hanna, a woman twice his age. He discovers she like to be read to, and as their bond and passion deepen, they begin an affair until she suddenly disappears. Years later as a law student at the Nazi criminal trials, Hanna comes back into his life, as a defendant at the proceedings.


United 93 (2006)
United 93 (2006) 2.86/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Historical/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Paul Greengrass
Actors: Christian Clemenson ., David Alan Basche, Trish Gates
Plot: The historic telling of the events that happened on Flight United 93 during the September 11th attacks.


Valkyrie (2008)
Valkyrie (2008) 2.70/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Historical
MPAA rating: R
Director: Bryan Singer
Actors: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy
Plot: The mysterious plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler during WWII with the lead assassin as the star.


When We Were Kings (1996)
When We Were Kings (1996) 2.91/4 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.


Night to Remember, A (1958)
Night to Remember, A (1958) 3.03/4 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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