Fictional history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant fictional history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic, political, epic and captivating films and TV shows about / with fictional history, politics, violence, mentor, courage, betrayal, intrigue, military, brutality and runaway plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fictional history: Isadora (1968), Villa Rides (1968), Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Z (1969), Little Big Man (1970), Michael the Brave (1971), Patton (1970), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Waterloo (1970), Man in the Wilderness (1971).

List of fictional history movies

Isadora (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of ...
Style: sexy, sad, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ballet, dancing, female nudity, women, children, dancer, art, girl, fictional history, age-gap relationship, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: 1920s, year 1900, 19th century, 1890s, 20th century
Place: europe, russia, ussr, florence, london ...
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Villa Rides (1968)
Genre: War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Pulled into the Mexican Revolution by his own greed, Texas gunrunner & pilot Lee Arnold joins bandit-turned-patriot Pancho Villa & his band of dedicated men in a march across Mexico battling the Colorados & stealing ...
Style: political, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican revolution, maverick, gunrunner, power struggle, resistance, fictional history, cowboy, revolution, historical figure, injustice, right hand man, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, texas
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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, sexy, colourful, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Plot: british history, tudors, royal family, british monarchy, royalty, adultery, british royal family, renaissance, intrigue, betrayal, politics, king ...
Time: 16th century, 60s, 18th century, 1930s, middle ages
Place: england, london, scotland, europe, britain
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Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: political, realistic, thought provoking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, military, assassination, police, government, investigation, corruption, murder investigation, political corruption, justice, violence ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, france, africa, europe
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Little Big Man (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
Style: epic, humorous, sentimental, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: native american, orphan, chief, native americans, escapades, injustice, americana, imperialism, society, thief, salesman, indians ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 20th century, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: south dakota, usa
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Michael the Brave (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 203 min.
Story: An epic fresco depicting the reign (1593-1601) of Mihai Pätrascu (better known as "Mihai Viteazul" / "Michael the Brave"), the famous prince who united the three provinces: Transalpine Vallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia, into ...
Style: breathtaking, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, tudors, fictional history, royal family, artist, ancient, court, betrayal, battles, swamp, state affairs, military ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: romania, transylvania
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Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: breathtaking, realistic, epic, patriotic, historical epic ...
Audience: manly
Plot: world war two, war, politics, business, sacrifice, german, general, destiny, nazi, military, military life, tank ...
Time: year 1944, year 1943, year 1945, 1940s, 70s ...
Place: africa, germany, normandy, europe, italy ...
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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: epic, factual, talky, intense, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, war, u.s. navy, battles, fighter plane, aviation, military life, navy, military, air raid, airplane, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, washington d.c., asia ...
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Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, napoleon bonaparte, battles, british army, military, war, destiny, state affairs, politics, military life, napoleon, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, regency period, victorian era, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium, england, france, new zealand ...
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Man in the Wilderness (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilization and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, rough, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: wilderness, bear attack, survival, native american, vengeance, paranoia, fear, hallucination, wounded, forces of nature, isolation, mountain man ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: north dakota, usa
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Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, sad, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, war, child protagonist, childhood, captivity, peasant, japanese army, pow, survival, child, young heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: shanghai, china, japan, tokyo, asia ...
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, pow, escape, war, against humanity, genocide, military, captivity, prison, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, bloody, brutal, disturbing, harsh ...
Audience: manly
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, war, combat, anti war, jungle, gunfight, insanity, survival, battles, world war two ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: vietnam, the philippines, asia
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The Beast of War (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, sexy, light, compassionate ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tank, desert, war, military, politics, world war two, soldier, vengeance, anti war, vietnam war, brutality, russian ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: afghanistan, russia, israel, vietnam, iraq ...
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Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, boxing, prison, prison escape, fight, sport, war, intrigue, jail, jewish, boxer ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, greece
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Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, dramatic, romantic, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: world war two, interracial romance, forbidden love, love, racism, family relations, war, culture clash, holocaust, marriage, bomb, death ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1936 ...
Place: hiroshima japan, ireland, japan, asia, tokyo ...
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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: controversial, political, thought provoking, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, kennedy assassination, political conspiracy, president, legal, politics, gay slur, assassination of president, assassination, suspense, cia, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., austin texas, canada, dallas texas ...
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Stalin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Hungary, USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.
Style: political, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, communism, intrigue, paranoia, fictional history, stroke, marxist, leadership, murder, evil man, cold war, political leader ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, year 1953 ...
Place: ussr, russia
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Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, factual, serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american civil war, military, war, civil war, battles, slavery, civil rights, soldier, prejudice, infantry, heroic mission, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
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Gods and Generals (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed ...
Style: intense, sincere, rough, serious, sexy ...
Plot: american civil war, military, confederate soldier, battles, civil war, confederate army, war, war hero, military life, epic battle, battlefield, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, maine, west virginia, usa, washington d.c.
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Merry Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, world war one, truce, war, soldier, human spirit, idealism, german, holiday, anti war, friendship, christmas eve ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1914
Place: france, berlin germany, germany, paris france, europe ...
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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: political, inspirational, factual, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: media, politics, television, fighting the system, mccarthyism, cold war, journalism, reporter, propaganda, patriotism, society, investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: new york, washington d.c., california, usa, ussr ...
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Goodbye Bafana (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, political ...
Plot: racism, apartheid, racial violence, prison life, interracial relations, freedom fighter, friendship, rebellion, self discovery, human spirit, fighting the system, leadership ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
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Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: inspirational, emotional, political, talky, factual ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: slavery, politics, christian, friendship, freedom, corruption, civil rights, politician, slave trade, culture clash, justice, civil war ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 50s, georgian era ...
Place: england, london, africa, paris france, france ...
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: political, harsh, brutal, bloody, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, politics, doctor, polygamy, dictator, atrocity, corruption, suspense, attempted murder, against humanity, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, uganda, scotland
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Rescue Dawn (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, harsh, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, pow, soldier, war, prison, jungle, camp, prison escape, violence, military, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: vietnam, laos, asia
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: political, realistic, clever, thought provoking, factual ...
Audience: adult
Plot: cold war, cia, politics, womanizer, arms dealer, stripper, party, female nudity, congress, congressman, showgirl, christmas party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 90s, year 1988 ...
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., texas, pakistan, usa ...
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Notorious (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS ...
Style: melancholic, factual, serious, sincere, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, african american, music, urban ghetto life, murder, rising to stardom, gang, fame, gangsters, rap, death, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, 90s
Place: new york, los angeles, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: factual, tense, bad ending, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, nazi, war, nazism, hitler, conspiracy, nazi germany, suspense, resistance, politics, german soldier, wehrmacht ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, post world war two, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, africa, poland, europe ...
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Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, realistic, exciting, epic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: ocean, survival, shark, boat, adventurer, raft, sea voyage, obsessive quest, expedition, travel, fish, diary ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, peru, usa, south america ...
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