Historic figure movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant historic figure movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, epic, stylized and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with historical figure, historic figure, violence, heroes, battles, rivalry, murder, state affairs, soldier and battle plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as historic figure: Confucius (2010), Spartacus (2004), Waxwork (1988), The Founding of a Republic (2009), A Frozen Flower (2008), The First Churchills (1969), Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990), The Divine Emma (1979), Sadat (1983), The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998).

List of historic figure movies

Confucius (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 500 B.C., during Chinas famed 'Spring and Autumn Period', Kong Ze (Confucius), a commoner reverred for his outstanding wisdom, is made Minister of Law in the ancient Kingdom of Lu. Under his inspired leadership, Lu ascends to new ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, politics, battles, historical figure, political unrest, hopes, heroes, state affairs, leadership, historic figure, wise man ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, leadership, tragic hero, human spirit, gladiator, slave, heroes, righting the wronged, rise and fall, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy
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Waxwork (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, UK, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy slacker college student Mark, his new girlfriend Sarah, and their friends are invited to a special showing at a mysterious wax museum which displays 18 of the most evil men of all time. After his ex-girlfriend and another friend disappear, ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, wax museum, transformation, deal with the devil, vampire, occult, haunted house, museum, supernatural, mythical creature, midget, deadly creature ...
Time: 80s
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The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with machine-guns the key members of Bugs Moran's rival ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, valentine's day, death, true crime, historical figure, gunfight, gun violence, crimes, gang, crime, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, year 1929, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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: serious, captivating, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, military, assassination, revolution, political unrest, heroes, ambition, battles, historical event, media, communist party ...
Place: china, taiwan, shanghai, beijing china
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A Frozen Flower (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard. Under the dominance of Yuan Dynasty China, the king of Goryeo Dynasty Korea is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. Unable to ...
Style: sexual, touching, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, gays and lesbians, adultery, love and romance, love affair, royal family, politics, unrequited love, intrigue, rivalry, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: asia, korea
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The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: politics, parents and children, royal family, family life, state affairs, ambition, leadership, soldier, military, society, rise to the top, family relations ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, contemplative, serious, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, painting, tunnel, contamination, rain, legends and myths, artist, life & death, chaos, rainy, wise man, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, mount fuji, pacific ocean, tokyo
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The Divine Emma (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Czechoslovakia's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1981
Plot: colonel, censorship, cemetery, letter, telephone call, listening to music, auction, firing squad, secret mission, crying, repression, boat ...
Time: year 1914, year 1915, year 1916, 1910s, year 1917
Place: prague czech republic, america, prague, central europe
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Sadat (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The dramatization of the life of Egyptian leader Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat, from his early years as a young officer fighting the British to his assassination in 1981.
Plot: president, politics, warrior, violence, death of hero, religion, egyptian, main character dies, beret, car, soldier, main character shot ...
Place: egypt
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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sixth film in the series.
Style: cult film
Plot: mexican revolution, cowboy shirt, horse chase, one against many, cowboy, outlaw gang, repeating rifle, bar shootout, six shooter, historic figure, explosion, blood spatter ...
Time: year 1916, 1910s
Place: mexico, new jersey
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The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dramatization of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Based on the book by Jim Bishop.
Plot: historic figure, escape, murder, knife, flintlock pistol, tragic villain, main character dies, actor, violence, musket, assassin, death ...
Place: washington d.c.
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Mr. Horn (1979)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The story of frontiersman Tom Horn, and his career as a cavalry scout, a tracker, a Pinkerton agent and a range detective, and the final events in his life that led to his tragic death.
Plot: winchester rifle, gunfight, carbine, pistol, revolver, old west, tough guy, street shootout, u.s. cavalry, scout, indian war, murder ...
Place: arizona
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The Battle of the Eagles (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The first Yugoslav Partisan air force unit. Loosely based on historical facts.
Style: epic
Plot: partisan, air battle, world war two, mountain, aviation, fuel, explosion, war violence, fighter plane, bombing, airfield, german ...
Time: year 1942, 20th century, 1940s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
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Confucius (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A student working on a thesis explores the life of Confucius and the impact of his teachings on modern society.
Plot: historical figure, journalist, philosophy, philosopher, chinese, disciple, wise man, student, historic figure, wisdom
Place: china, ancient china
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Karate for Life (1977)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The last of the Masutatsu Oyama trilogy. Oyama takes a job as a professional wrestler in Okinawa, but when he discovers that he is expected to take a dive, he quits in disgust. However, when a friend finds herself in desperate need of medical ...
Plot: karate, martial arts, historic figure, showdown, soldier, blood splatter, fistfight, warrior, gore, hand to hand combat, brawl, one against many ...
Place: japan
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Pancho Villa (1972)
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa is double-crossed in an arms deal planned by his comrade Scotty. Villa and Scotty plot a raid on a U.S. cavalry fort in retaliation.
Style: tense, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: heroes, machine gun, arms deal, gunfight, western town, revolution, campaign, lone wolves, state affairs, adventure, betrayal, folk hero ...
Time: year 1916
Place: latin america, mexico
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Jinnah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, Pakistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan is told through flashbacks as his soul tries to find eternal rest. The flashbacks start in 1947 as Jinnah pleads for a separate nation from the Muslim regime, infuriating Lord ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: political unrest, politics, muslim, religious fundamentalist, human spirit, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, discrimination, hopes, state affairs, head of state, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1947, year 1948
Place: pakistan, india, kashmir
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The Long Duel (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: To protest against British oppression and tyranny a tribal leader becomes a bandit.
Plot: battlefield, bayonet, historic figure, bald man, last stand, british accent, sword, bald, warrior, hindu, puppet show, gun ...
Place: india
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Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, based on the bible, surprise ending ...
Plot: bible, jesus christ, christianity, resurrection, jewish, hopes, society, religions or cults, sin, leadership, jesus, death of protagonist ...
Place: palestine
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The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Featuring some of the most spectacular, innovative and explosive martial arts ever staged, The Legend Is Born is the remarkable true story of the early life of Ip Man, the formidable kung fu genius who would become Bruce Lee's mentor.Beginning ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, teacher, training, ambition, heroic, rivalry, love and romance, society, social differences, fall in love, talented ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 20s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: china, asia
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Young Einstein (1988)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his invention he meets beatuiful French scientist Marie Curie, as ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, factual, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: atomic bomb, farce, nothing goes right, folk hero, obsessive quest, prodigy, odd couple, heroes, rise to the top, misfit, legends and myths, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia, paris france
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Last Hero in China (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme after unwittingly opening a martial arts school next to a brothel!
Style: semi serious, humorous, epic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, master warrior, one man army, folk hero, martial arts, legends and myths, working undercover, wiretap, rivalry, athlete's life, daring rescue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia
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Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The survivors of the first Waxwork must use a portal through time to defeat the evil that has followed them and turned their lives upside down.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, heroes, good versus evil, wax museum, hunchback, jester, possession, zombie, decapitation, ghost, mutant, haunted house ...
Time: 90s, middle ages, 1990s
Place: england
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The Great Train Robbery (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: heist, train robbery, safecracker, gold, train ride, master criminal, crimes, crime, perfect crime, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1850s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
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David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel gives the Hebrews their first king, Saul. Saul, ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: prophet, tragic hero, heroes, battles, king, ambition, underdog, rivalry, dishonesty, religions or cults, oracle, couples ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
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The Crossing (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: military, heroes, battles, against the odds, military life, heroic mission, rebellion, rebelliousness, state affairs, danger, war, revolution ...
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
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Abraham (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.
Style: serious, epic, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: bible, prophet, desert, heroic mission, miraculous event, redemption, society, adventure, human spirit, hopes, bible story, city ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
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Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Spartacus and 10 other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports. They escape and are faced at every turn by Roman soldiers bent on taking them back to the Coliseum - dead or alive!
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, heroes, rescue, battles, adventure, military, ambition, danger, rivalry, soldier, state affairs, war ...
Time: ancient history
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Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Adaptation of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, a historical drama that attempts to bring an epic visual style to the Bard's original stage play. The story concerns Marc Antony's attempts to rule Rome while maintaining a ...
Style: epic, gloomy, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, ancient rome, couple relations, love affair, political unrest, destructive relationship, relationship vs career, couples, love and romance, rise and fall, femme fatale, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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