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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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Inherit the Wind (1960)
Inherit the Wind (1960) 2.91/4 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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The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) 2.84/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Robert Markowitz
Actors: Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Plot: HBO film about the WWII African American fighter pilot group the "Tuskegee Airman" who overcame the harassment and prejudice of the time to prove themselves in combat and shatter racial barriers in the process.

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United 93 (2006)
United 93 (2006) 2.83/4 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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American Hustle (2013)
American Hustle (2013) 2.96/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: R
Director: David O. Russell
Actors: Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence
Plot: A con artist and his partner are forced into an alliance with a federal agent where they work against people just like them - all in a bid to bring down the corrupt, volatile mayor of Camden, New Jersey.

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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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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006) 2.90/4 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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Selma (2014)
Selma (2014) 3.07/4 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.

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Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer ( Ningen no joken III ) (1970)
Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer ( Ningen no joken III ) (1970) 3.29/4 Add to movie list

Language: Japanese
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Actors: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yusuke Kawazu
Plot: The final part in the trilogy: Kaji and his remaining men flee following a Russian defeat as he plans to lead his men back home. But behind enemy lines, he faces new dangers and, ultimately, winds up as a POW - prisoner of the Russians whose communist ideals he once held are far different than what he ever expected.

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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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Thirteen Days (2001)
Thirteen Days (2001) 2.86/4 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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