History (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating

The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, History

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Matt Smith, Tobias Menzies

Votes: 94,856

Midway (2019)
6.9
47 metascore

Midway (2019)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Drama, History

The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans

Votes: 14,780

The King (I) (2019)
7.3
61 metascore

The King (I) (2019)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Tom Glynn-Carney, Gábor Czap, Tom Fisher, Edward Ashley

Votes: 46,735

Vikings (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alexander Ludwig, Georgia Hirst

Votes: 361,693

The Report (I) (2019)
7.2
66 metascore

The Report (I) (2019)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

Director: Scott Z. Burns | Stars: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Ted Levine

Votes: 6,224

Dark Waters (2019)
7.5
73 metascore

Dark Waters (2019)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama, History

A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, William Jackson Harper, Tim Robbins

Votes: 1,242

Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 388,164

The Laundromat (I) (2019)
6.3
57 metascore

The Laundromat (I) (2019)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A widow investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, AJ Meijer, Arsenio Castellanos

Votes: 23,876

The Last Kingdom (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred - born a Saxon but raised by Vikings - seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.

Stars: Alexander Dreymon, Ian Hart, David Dawson, Eliza Butterworth

Votes: 57,842

Harriet (I) (2019)
6.5
66 metascore

Harriet (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Clarke Peters

Votes: 3,595

Spartacus (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 210,190

Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 338,254

Poldark (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Beatie Edney

Votes: 22,592

The Favourite (2018)
7.6
90 metascore

The Favourite (2018)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 138,189 | Gross: $34.24M

Schindler's List (1993)
8.9
94 metascore

Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 1,123,779 | Gross: $96.90M

The Revenant (2015)
8.0
76 metascore

The Revenant (2015)

R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 645,730 | Gross: $183.64M

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
8.1
71 metascore

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 386,070 | Gross: $67.21M

When They See Us (2019)

TV-MA | 296 min | Biography, Drama, History

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.

Stars: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Marquis Rodriguez

Votes: 54,582

Silence (I) (2016)
7.2
79 metascore

Silence (I) (2016)

R | 161 min | Drama, History

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 89,629 | Gross: $7.10M

Dunkirk (2017)
7.9
94 metascore

Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 489,623 | Gross: $188.37M

Yip Man 4 (2019)

105 min | Action, Biography, Drama | Completed

The Kung Fu master travels to the U.S. where his student has upset the local martial arts community by opening a Wing Chun school.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Scott Adkins, Donnie Yen, Kwok-Kwan Chan, Chris Collins

Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law by conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 163,141

The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 64,212

Hotel Mumbai (2018)
7.6
62 metascore

Hotel Mumbai (2018)

R | 123 min | Drama, History, Thriller

The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families.

Director: Anthony Maras | Stars: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher

Votes: 36,338 | Gross: $9.65M

The Spy (2019)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, History

Based on the life of the Israeli spy, Eli Cohen.

Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Hadar Ratzon Rotem, Yael Eitan, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 16,809

The Big Short (2015)
7.8
81 metascore

The Big Short (2015)

R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

In 2006-2007 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

Votes: 322,921 | Gross: $70.26M

Troy (2004)
7.2
56 metascore

Troy (2004)

R | 163 min | Drama, History

An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Julian Glover

Votes: 462,587 | Gross: $133.38M

Frontier (2016–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Follows Declan Harp, a half-Irish/half Cree Native-Canadian outlaw who is campaigning to breach the Hudson's Bay Company's monopoly on the fur trade in Canada.

Stars: Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle, Greg Bryk

Votes: 14,142

Hernán (2019– )

Biography, Drama, History

The Spanish "Conquistador" Hernán Cortés arrives in the shores of what today is México and faces both local demons and those who've sailed with him.

Stars: Almagro San Miguel, Ishbel Bautista, Michel Brown, Víctor Clavijo

Votes: 293

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
8.3
100 metascore

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 228 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 249,672 | Gross: $44.82M

Les Misérables (2012)
7.6
63 metascore

Les Misérables (2012)

PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 291,949 | Gross: $148.81M

Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, History

Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Stephen McGann

Votes: 18,174

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
6.3
60 metascore

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Director: Josie Rourke | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn

Votes: 30,107 | Gross: $16.47M

First Man (2018)
7.3
84 metascore

First Man (2018)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 140,499 | Gross: $44.94M

The Terror (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Supernatural, semihistorical, horror anthology series, where each season is inspired by a different infamous or mysterious real life historical tragedy.

Stars: Jared Harris, Derek Mio, Tobias Menzies, Kiki Sukezane

Votes: 31,847

Newsies (1992)
7.0
46 metascore

Newsies (1992)

PG | 121 min | Drama, Family, History

A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret

Votes: 17,680 | Gross: $2.82M

Resurrection: Ertugrul (2014–2019)

120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The heroic story of Ertugrul Ghazi, the father of Osman (Uthman) who founded the Ottoman Empire.

Stars: Engin Altan Düzyatan, Hülya Darcan, Cengiz Coskun, Nurettin Sönmez

Votes: 19,073

Catherine the Great (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

Story of the greatest Czarina, Catherine the Great (Dame Helen Mirren) and the Hermitage.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Gina McKee, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 2,410

Deadwood (2004–2006)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Votes: 87,824

Braveheart (1995)
8.3
68 metascore

Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 910,798 | Gross: $75.60M

The Current War: Director's Cut (2017)
6.4
55 metascore

The Current War: Director's Cut (2017)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Drama, History

The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Shannon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 7,117

Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (2019)

92 min | Comedy, Family, History

Atti, a smart and quick-witted Roman teenager, manages to upset Emperor Nero with one of his schemes. For punishment, Atti is sent to work in a cold and wet Britain where he also meets the Celts.

Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Stars: Sebastian Croft, Emilia Jones, Nick Frost, Craig Roberts

Votes: 827

Ghost Adventures (2008– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world.

Stars: Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, Jay Wasley

Votes: 7,530

Darkest Hour (2017)
7.4
75 metascore

Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 146,841 | Gross: $56.47M

Knightfall (2017– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A look at the final days of the Knights Templar during the 14th century.

Stars: Tom Cullen, Pádraic Delaney, Simon Merrells, Julian Ovenden

Votes: 13,874

Medici (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.

Stars: Daniel Sharman, Jacob Dudman, Annabel Scholey, Jacopo Olmo Antinori

Votes: 12,402

Judy (II) (2019)
7.2
66 metascore

Judy (II) (2019)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

Legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock

Votes: 6,449

Victoria (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, Jordan Waller, Tommy Knight

Votes: 19,662

The King's Speech (2010)
8.0
88 metascore

The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 606,078 | Gross: $138.80M

Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Adult, Drama, History

Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula (Malcolm McDowell).

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

Votes: 31,931 | Gross: $23.44M

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