Historical event movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant historical event movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, captivating, emotional and exciting films and TV shows about / with historical event, death, society, danger, heroes, catastrophe, culture clash, battles, vengeance and politics plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, South Korea and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as historical event: Titanic (1997), 11.22.63 (2016), The Patriot (2000), Francesco (1989), A Taxi Driver (2017), 1987: When the Day Comes (2017), Les Misérables (2012), Henry VIII (2003), Red Cliff Part II (2009), Chinese Wine (2016).

List of historical event movies

 7.9
 1.2M
Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sentimental, dramatic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: love, titanic, disaster, romance, love story, ship, forbidden love, love and romance, survival, shipwreck, tragic love, ocean ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, year 1912, 50s ...
Place: atlantic ocean, new york, england
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 8.1
 84K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: stylized, exciting, suspense, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: time travel, time traveler, time, changing the past or future, assassination, altering history, kennedy assassination, surveillance, murder, conspiracy, historical event, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 60s, future, year 1963, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
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 7.2
 273K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, epic, factual, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: war, american revolution, revolution, vengeance, battles, human spirit, rebellion, freedom, heroic mission, military, soldier, lone hero ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, southern usa, england, scotland, virginia ...
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 6.3
 2K
Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, factual, realistic ...
Plot: saint, religion, historical event, monk, clergy, hopes, religions or cults, male nudity, starting over, society, medieval, christian ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 12th century
Place: italy, vatican, europe
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 7.9
 24K
A Taxi Driver (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: May, 1980. Man-seob is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German ...
Style: suspense, exciting, political, captivating, tense ...
Plot: historical event, taxi driver, protest, democracy, reporter, car chase, money, society, hospital, neighbor, friendship, chase ...
Time: year 1980, 80s
Place: south korea, tokyo, seoul
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1987: When the Day Comes (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government of officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: democracy, historical event, torture, interrogation, police brutality, political corruption, protest, korean history, cover up, society, disorder, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: south korea, seoul
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 7.5
 328K
Les Misérables (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Style: emotional, epic, inspirational, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: rebellion, redemption, prostitute, revolution, corpse, arrest, parole, army, orphan, father daughter relationship, sewer, suicide ...
Time: 19th century, future, victorian era, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, london, europe
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 7.1
 2K
Henry VIII (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: king of england, tudors, royal family, ambition, romance, betrayal, head of state, dishonesty, intrigue, infidelity, historical event, renaissance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The battle of Red Cliff continues and the alliance between Xu and East Wu is fracturing. With Cao Cao's massive forces on their doorstep, will the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu survive?
Style: epic, stylized, scenic, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, soldier, master warrior, chinese history, ancient history, chinese, historical event, military, battles, wartime life, leadership ...
Place: china, ancient china, england, hong kong, asia
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Chinese Wine (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The relationship of two maotai liquor-producing families, between 1915, when the drink first won international fame, and the end of the Chinese civil war, after which it was named China's official national liquor.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: historical event, chinese, soldier, family relations, father son relationship, arranged marriage, brother brother relationship, fiance fiancee relationship, self sacrifice, ambush, civil war, liquor ...
Time: year 1915, year 1949
Place: china
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 7.3
 46K
Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, brutal, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, battles, martial arts, strategy, kung fu, ancient history, violent, historical event, war hero, visceral, revenge, idealism ...
Place: china, ancient china, hong kong, asia
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 6.2
 331K
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, epic, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, war, love triangle, love, love and romance, airplane, fighter pilot, military, navy, aviation, warship, aerial combats ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, asia, tokyo ...
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 7.1
 56K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: realistic, emotional, disturbing, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, air disaster, disaster, starvation, cannibalism, stranded, death, catastrophe, natural disaster, human spirit, snow, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: andes mountains, chile, uruguay, south america, latin america
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 7.0
 95K
Greyhound (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the ...
Style: serious, exciting, emotional, compassionate, inspirational ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, war, navy, u.s. navy, warship, convoy, ocean, ship captain, sea, us military, battleship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean, san francisco
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Harley and the Davidsons (2016)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, "Harley and the Davidsons" charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century. Walter, Arthur and Bill risked their entire fortune ...
Style: factual, colourful, semi documentary, educational film
Plot: inventions and discoveries, motorcycle, inventor, american history, fame, best friends, engineer, historical character, desire for fame, historical figure, historical event, civil engineer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.9
 1K
May 18 (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The citizens of Gwangju lead a relatively peaceful life, until one day the military takes over the city, accusing the residents of conspiracy and claiming that they are communist sympathisers preparing a revolution against the current government. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
Plot: catastrophe, heroes, vigilantism, losing-it hero, revolution, politics, soldier, rivalry, redemption, political unrest, state affairs, assassination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, south korea
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 7.7
 12K
Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, political, serious ...
Plot: childhood, coming of age, sexual initiation, friendship, poverty, youth, politics, demonstration, communism, classmate, social differences, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, spain, argentina ...
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 7.7
 39K
Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an ...
Style: realistic, epic, suspense, factual, psychological ...
Plot: siege, war, british army, british colonialism, military, british empire, human spirit, battles, survival, soldier, native, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa, united kingdom, england
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: political, inspirational, sexy, talky, christian film ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, lawyer, idealism, betrayal, catholic, religion, historical event, courtroom, renaissance, morality, christian, tudors ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, new york, rome italy, vatican, europe
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 7.5
 86K
Richard Jewell (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, sad, realistic, factual ...
Plot: lawyer, false accusation, wrongful arrest, scapegoat, media frenzy, investigation, terrorist, fbi, federal bureau of investigation, security guard, newspaper reporter, media circus ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia, usa
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Saving Leningrad (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: September 1941. In a turn of events young lovebirds Kostya and Nastya find themselves on board of a barge that will evacuate people from sieged Leningrad. At night the barge gets into the storm. When it starts sinking, enemy planes - but not ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, exciting, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, historical event, death, hopes, murder, rescue, love and romance, society, friendship, youth, life & death ...
Time: year 1941
Place: ussr
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 5.6
 2K
Tankers (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is based on the true story about a Soviet KV-1 crew of a Soviet KV-1 tank, under the command of Semyon Konovalov , whom despite being heavily outnumbered by German forces, destroyed 16 tanks, 2 armored vehicles and 8 other enemy vehicles ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: world war two, death, historical event, murder, life & death, friendship, hopes, heroes, family problems, society, rescue, vengeance ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s, 20th century
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 7.0
 132
Kim Soo Ro (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: This drama charts the life of Kim Soo Ro, legendary founder of Geumgwan Gaya, the ruling city-state of the Gaya confederacy, which dominated sea trade and iron working during the Three Kingdoms Period. Kim Soo Ro's fiery temperament, charisma ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, atmospheric, family saga
Plot: conspiracy, love, rivalry, love triangle, historical event, emperor, murder, sword fight, betrayal, rise to power, legend, slavery ...
Time: 1st century
Place: korea
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The Strait Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The year is 1943 and Taiwan is under Japanese colonization. After finishing his studies in Japan, famous Taiwanese sculptor and painter Ching-Cheng Huang receives an offer to teach in Beiping Art School. He decides to visit friends and family back ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating
Plot: world war two, painter, painting, sculptor, historical event, japanese occupation, death, tragic event, love, ship, pianist, illness ...
Time: year 1943
Place: japan, taiwan, china
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The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan.
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: politics, white house, political conspiracy, americana, assassination, assassination of president, road not taken, political corruption, campaign, head of state, dishonesty, historical event ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, poland, washington d.c.
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 6.9
 2K
Lorna Doone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: revenge, love, state affairs, romance, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, forbidden love, political unrest, vengeance, politics, rivalry, countryside ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, scotland, europe
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 5.2
 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, sentimental, realistic, serious, biblical ...
Plot: ancient history, bible, royal family, state affairs, old testament, rivalry, war, religions or cults, tragic hero, dishonesty, heroes, adventure ...
Place: israel, middle east
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The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of ...
Style: captivating, serious, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: politics, revolution, political unrest, assassination, state affairs, military, chinese history, battles, ambition, heroes, historical event, civil war ...
Place: china, taiwan, shanghai, beijing china
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 7.2
 3K
Painted Fire (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The struggles of an artist. Jang Seung-up (1843-1897), also called Owon, focusing on the years 1882 to 1897, when Korea was in political upheaval, caught between China and Japan, the conservative dynasty dying, and peasant revolt at hand. Jang, born ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: painter, politics, power relations, hopes, actor's life, ambition, rise to the top, human spirit, life is a bitch, love and romance, artists and showbiz, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1860s, 1890s ...
Place: korea, japan, asia, south korea, seoul ...
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The Murder of Princess Diana (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rachel, an American journalist in Paris, is present the night of the fateful accident of Princess Diana and witness to the crime scene. As she starts to investigate, Rachel uncovers information that leads her to believe this was no accident, and she ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, intrigue, mystery, uncover truth, riddles and clues, royal family, law enforcement, journalism, state affairs, crimes, price of justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997
Place: paris france, france
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