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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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Human Condition II: Road to Eternity, The ( Ningen no joken II ) (1961)
Human Condition II: Road to Eternity, The ( Ningen no joken II ) (1961) 3.44/4 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.

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Royal Affair, A ( kongelig affære, En ) (2012)
Royal Affair, A ( kongelig affære, En ) (2012) 3.12/4 Add to movie list

Language: Danish
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: R
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Actors: Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Alicia Vikander
Plot: A queen married to a king fallen to madness finds solace in the arms of her physician. But their relationship will spark a revolution - one that will change a nation forever.

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Eight Men Out (1988)
Eight Men Out (1988) 2.91/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: PG
Director: John Sayles
Actors: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner
Plot: The story of the 1919 Chicago White Sox and how they came to throw the World Series earning them the name the Black Sox.

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Silence (2016)
Silence (2016) 3.19/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: R
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver
Plot: During the 17th Century a pair of Jesuit priests find their faith put to the ultimate test when they go in search of their mentor in Japan - during a time when Catholicism is outlawed and their very presence anathema.

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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) 2.60/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Actors: Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Stebbings
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Julius Caesar (1953)
Julius Caesar (1953) 3.03/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Actors: Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud
Plot: Caesar is murdered by some of the men closest to him - who worried his ambition would lead to tyranny. Yet a moving speech by Antony divides the empire into two factions - those supporting the conspirators and those supporting Antony.

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The Great Debaters (2007)
The Great Debaters (2007) 2.87/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Denzel Washington
Actors: Forest Whitaker, Denzel Washington, Kimberly Elise
Plot: Inspired by the true story of the first debate team of a small college in Texas which eventually went on to battle Harvard for the national title.

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Quiz Show (1994)
Quiz Show (1994) 2.93/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Robert Redford
Actors: John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes
Plot: In the 1950s TV quiz shows ruled the airwaves and no one was more popular than Charles Van Doren. Week after week on Twenty-One he astounded audiences by answering the most obscure questions and winning each time. Then, disgruntled contestant Herbert Stempel contacted a young lawyer, starting an investigation leading to the downfall of "fixed" quiz shows.

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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) 3.43/4 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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Human Condition I, The ( Ningen no joken I ) (1959)
Human Condition I, The ( Ningen no joken I ) (1959) 3.38/4 Add to movie list

Language: Japanese
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Actors: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Ineko Arima
Plot: In the first part of a trilogy, a man named Kaji, hoping to avoid military service during WWII instead supervises a Manchurain POW camp, which functions as an iron ore mine. He treats the prisoners with respect and, in turn, improves production. But the influx of a large group of prisoners exposes the corrupt system, and when a foreman organizes an escape attempt, it ultimately leads to Kaji being accused of helping the rebels, being labeled a Red and sent to war after all.

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