Usa history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant usa history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, epic, emotional and sincere films and TV shows about / with usa history, american history, politics, usa president, state affairs, civil war, u.s. president, society, president and american civil war plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as usa history: Liberty's Kids (2002), JFK (1991), John Adams (2008), Strange Empire (2014), The 24th (2020), Jackie (2016), 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Gettysburg Address (2018), The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977), Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981).

List of usa history movies

Liberty's Kids (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Liberty's Kids is an animated educational historical fiction television series produced by DIC Entertainment, originally broadcast on PBS Kids from September 2, 2002 to April 4, 2003, although PBS continued to air reruns until August 2004. The ...
Style: educational, realistic, semi serious, captivating, clever
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: american revolution, journalism, slavery, french, educational program, independence movement, adventure, leadership, idealism, usa history, patriotism, revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: philadelphia
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 8.0
 157K
JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: political, suspense, thought provoking, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: political conspiracy, investigation, president, kennedy assassination, legal, gay slur, assassination, politics, cia, corruption, assassination of president, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., austin texas, dallas texas, cuba ...
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 8.5
 33K
John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
TV show
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: atmospheric, political, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: american history, politics, president, lawyer, colonial america, american revolution, historical character, true love, first lady, father son relationship, head of state, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1770s
Place: usa, massachusetts, paris france, france, pennsylvania ...
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Strange Empire (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1869 Alberta-Montana border country, “Strange Empire” is a Western whose heroes are women. With most of their men gone, and those who remain battling for control, the women struggle to survive, to find their independence, and to build a ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: old west, power struggle, small town life, survival, small town, strong female presence, woman, civil war, house, woman with a gun, women, racism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: usa, montana
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 6.2
 860
The 24th (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The incredibly powerful and timely true story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment, and the Houston Riot of 1917. The Houston Riot was a mutiny by 156 African American soldiers in response to the brutal violence and abuse ...
Style: suspense, exciting, visually appealing, contemplative
Plot: african american, infantry, riot, regiment, military, american soldier, war, soldier, usa history, world war one, black history, u.s. army ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s
Place: houston texas
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 6.7
 80K
Jackie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France, Chile, China, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
Style: emotional, heartbreaking, disturbing, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: president, first lady, kennedy assassination, assassination, american history, loss of husband, u.s. president, kennedy family, widow, character study, visceral, depression ...
Time: 60s, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., austin texas, california, texas ...
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We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial (2009)
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial was a public celebration of the then forthcoming inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States at the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall in Washington, ...
Plot: usa history, usa president, usa politics, u.s. president, television, white house, democrat, congress, oval office, u.s. senator, first lady, celebration ...
Place: washington d.c.
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: motivational, disturbing, heartbreaking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: slavery, racism, survival, civil rights, torture, freedom, interracial relations, african american, life is a bitch, separation from family, master and servant, rape ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york state, georgia ...
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The Gettysburg Address (2018)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Story: The complete story of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Plot: civil war, usa history, abraham lincoln, soldier, freedom, sacrifice, conservation, tyrant, slavery, democracy, reenactment
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The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Speculative Sunn Classics chestnut detailing a wide-ranging government conspiracy to murder the 16th American President and the subsequent cover up and escape of his killers.
Plot: civil war, u.s. president, american civil war, usa president, paranormal phenomena, assassination, treason, usa history, assassination plot, conspiracy, american history
Time: 1860s
Place: canada
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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biography of the former first lady, focusing on her years as a photojournalist and leading up to her marriage to John F. Kennedy and their moving into the White House.
Plot: john f. kennedy, usa history, kennedy family, romance, assassination, photographer, marriage, tragic event, usa president, tragedy, assassin, socialite ...
Time: 60s, 50s
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 7.7
 149K
Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, musician, african american, musician's life, music, addiction, blindness, pianist, heroin, blind character, disability, blind boy ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: california, georgia, usa, seattle, san francisco ...
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 7.8
 11K
Drunk History (2013)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Historical reenactments from A-list talent as told by inebriated storytellers. A unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from America’s great past as great moments in history are retold with unforgettable results.
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, parody, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drunk, cultural icon, state affairs, americana, absurd humor, political satire, comedian, guest, joke, religion, battles, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, future, 2010s, 1940s, 90s ...
Place: usa
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Sandburg's Lincoln (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A miniseries about President Abraham Lincoln.
Plot: civil war, politics, american civil war, usa president, usa history, abraham lincoln, u.s. civil war, president, politician, u.s. president, government, court ...
Time: 19th century
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 8.0
 408
King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
TV show
Story: A 1978 TV miniseries about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, american history, black man, liberation theology, president, revolutionary, politics, assassination, usa history, fighting the system, clergy ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, memphis
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 7.0
 423
Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, clever, talky ...
Plot: politics, american civil war, civil war, usa president, abraham lincoln, assassination, usa history, society, leadership, ambition, rise to the top, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 1K
Room 222 (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Room 222 is an American comedy-drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series aired on ABC for 112 episodes from September 17, 1969 until January 11, 1974. The show was broadcast on Wednesday evenings at 9:00 for its ...
Style: sitcom, humorous
Plot: high school, education, teachers and students, african american, teacher, school, usa history, social issues, high school teacher, human, boss, woman ...
Time: 60s, 70s
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The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams is an American television series starring Dan Haggerty that aired on NBC from February 9, 1977 to May 12, 1978.
Style: wild
Plot: grizzly bear, bear, nature, mountain, usa history, road trip, survival, mountain man, wilderness, wild animal, hunter, wildlife ...
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 8.4
 18K
Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
TV show
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, family history, human spirit, slave trade, escape attempt, justice, interracial relations, social problems, injustice ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s, 1860s, 70s
Place: usa, africa, england, tennessee
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A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, tank, military, army, courage, allies, nazi, u.s. army, paratrooper, plan gone wrong ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, england, poland, netherlands ...
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Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.
Plot: usa president, incest, usa history, president, flashback, mother daughter relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship, marriage, world war two, mistress, handicapped ...
Time: 20th century, 1890s, 1940s
Place: california, pearl harbor, usa, washington d.c.
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 6.5
 5K
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: melancholic, epic, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, politics, revolution, police investigation, pow, betrayal, korean war, soldier, rebellion, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, australia, china, korea ...
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 6.9
 325
The Bastard (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to flee to America, where he becomes involved in the ...
Plot: american revolution, ancient, usa history, freedom, illegitimate son, fencing, sword fight, inheritance, nobility, musket, bounty, colonial america ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: boston, philadelphia, france, america, england
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The Winds of Kitty Hawk (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beautifully photographed story that gives insight into the lives and accomplishments of the Wright brothers and the period in which they lived.
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: usa history, airplane, aviation, historical figure, inventions and discoveries, rivalry, heroes, military, confined, siblings relations, human spirit, u.s. army ...
Place: north carolina, ohio
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Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: white house, usa history, politics, usa politics, power relations, campaign, head of state, hopes, master and servant, society, state affairs, interracial relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
TV show
Story: Ike is a 1979 television miniseries about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The screenplay by Melville Shavelson was based on Kay Summersby's 1948 memoir Eisenhower Was My Boss and her 1975 autobiography, Past Forgetting: My Love Affair. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, sincere, saga
Plot: world war two, usa history, historical figure, battles, against humanity, soldier, heroes, head of state, war, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics ...
Place: usa, london, kansas, europe, england
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Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, american history, usa history, black history, ethnicity, world war one, family relations, interracial relations, political unrest, culture clash, american civil war, world war two ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1880s, 60s
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
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 6.5
 154
The Seekers (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The sons and grandchildren of Philip Kent make a life for themselves in America.
Plot: american revolution, usa history, dysfunctional family, sibling, publishing house, family relations
Time: 19th century, 18th century
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North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
TV show
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: american civil war, love and romance, foe turned friend, slavery, military, friendship, espionage, family feud, military base, best friends, love triangle, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 1840s, 1860s
Place: usa, new york
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 5.3
 7K
Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, epic, cult film
Plot: battles, soldier, war for independence, revolution, adventure, war, politics, life is a bitch, rivalry, rebellion, political unrest, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
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