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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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Chariots of Fire (1981)
Chariots of Fire (1981) 2.83/4 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.


Selma (2014)
Selma (2014) 3.01/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: R
Director: Ava DuVernay
Actors: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo
Plot: Civil right icon Martin Luther King Jr. leads the charge for equal voting rights for all people - and the campaign of peace is marred by terror and violence. But he will not be shut down, and it all leads to an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Meanwhile, President Lyndon B. Johnson deals with the movement, leading up to his decision to sign the Voting Rights Act of 1965.


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.


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.


Human Condition II: Road to Eternity, The ( Ningen no joken II ) (1961)
Human Condition II: Road to Eternity, The ( Ningen no joken II ) (1961) 3.31/4 Add to movie list

Language: Japanese
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Actors: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Minoru Chiaki
Plot: Continuing the story of Kaji - the soldier finds himself in a unit where the veterans berate him and mistreatment leads one man to suicide and another to defect. With cruelty the order of the day, it ends at the front where his unit is pitted against a Russian tank division - with no hope of winning.


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.


In Cold Blood (1967)
In Cold Blood (1967) 2.90/4 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.


Conspiracy (2001) (0)
Conspiracy (2001) (0) 3.22/4 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.


All the King's Men (1949)
All the King's Men (1949) 2.90/4 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.


United 93 (2006)
United 93 (2006) 2.85/4 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.

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