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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 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.


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.


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.


Night to Remember, A (1958)
Night to Remember, A (1958) 3.05/4 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


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.


4 Little Girls (1997)
4 Little Girls (1997) 3.13/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Historical
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Spike Lee
Actors: Maxine McNair, Chris McNair, Helen Pegues
Plot: This is about the fatal bombing of a Birmingham church on a Sunday morning in September, 1963 that killed four innocent little girls, ages 11 to 14.


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.


United 93 (2006)
United 93 (2006) 2.87/4 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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