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

Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History

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: 253,397

When They See Us (2019– )

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

Chronicles the true story of a notorious case of five black teenagers who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

Stars: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jharrel Jerome

Votes: 18,242

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: 84,224

Hotel Mumbai (2018)
7.7
64 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: 13,695 | Gross: $9.65M

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: Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Travis Fimmel

Votes: 343,820

Warrior (2019– )

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

Set during the Tong Wars in the late 1800s, Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy originating from China to San Francisco, ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown

Stars: Andrew Koji, Jason Tobin, Olivia Cheng, Dianne Doan

Votes: 5,036

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: 324,118

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: 54,310

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 20th century.

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

Votes: 83,295

The Spanish Princess (2019– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, History

The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.

Stars: Charlotte Hope, Ruairi O'Connor, Laura Carmichael, Aaron Cobham

Votes: 1,125

The Terror (2018– )

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

In 1848, two real life warships, HMS Terror and HMS Erebus, sent on a Royal Naval expedition to find the treacherous Northwest Passage become trapped in ice near Arctic and face starvation, mutiny, cannibalism and a demonic polar bear.

Stars: Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 27,659

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: 205,969

The Irishman (2019)

Biography, Crime, Drama | Post-production

A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin, Jesse Plemons

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: 117,220 | Gross: $34.24M

The Longest Day (1962)
7.8
75 metascore

The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

Votes: 49,275 | Gross: $39.10M

The Command (2018)
6.5
52 metascore

The Command (2018)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, History

The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, August Diehl

Votes: 7,483

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, Heida Reed

Votes: 20,944

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, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 17,542

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: 467,806 | Gross: $188.37M

Cleopatra (1963)
7.0
60 metascore

Cleopatra (1963)

G | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

Queen Cleopatra of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown

Votes: 26,518 | Gross: $57.78M

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: 62,749

Schindler's List (1993)
8.9
93 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: 1,091,122 | Gross: $96.07M

Stockholm (I) (2018)
6.3
55 metascore

Stockholm (I) (2018)

R | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the 'Stockholm Syndrome'.

Director: Robert Budreau | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl

Votes: 2,387 | Gross: $0.27M

First Man (2018)
7.4
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: 120,806 | Gross: $44.94M

Midway (2019)

Action, Drama, History | Post-production

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

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore

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: 452,654 | Gross: $133.38M

Braveheart (1995)
8.4
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: 892,897 | Gross: $75.60M

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: 24,162 | Gross: $16.47M

Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)

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

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

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

Votes: 160,037

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: 286,253 | Gross: $148.81M

Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
7.6
77 metascore

Apollo 13 (I) (1995)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise

Votes: 246,134 | Gross: $173.84M

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: 12,291

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: 367,787 | Gross: $67.21M

Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 141,348

12 Strong (2018)
6.6
54 metascore

12 Strong (2018)

R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban

Votes: 50,419 | Gross: $45.50M

Never Look Away (2018)
7.7
69 metascore

Never Look Away (2018)

R | 189 min | Drama, History, Romance

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl

Votes: 5,009 | Gross: $1.30M

Tombstone (1993)
7.8
50 metascore

Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

Votes: 115,239 | Gross: $56.51M

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, Tom Hughes

Votes: 18,348

Resurrection: Ertugrul (2014– )

120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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

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

Votes: 18,201

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
8.3
100 metascore

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 216 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: 243,405 | Gross: $44.82M

All Is True (2018)
6.0
59 metascore

All Is True (2018)

PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Lolita Chakrabarti

Votes: 902 | Gross: $0.97M

Jamestown (2017– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, History

A drama about English settlers in America in 1617.

Stars: Matt Stokoe, Kalani Queypo, Naomi Battrick, Max Beesley

Votes: 2,580

Robert the Bruce (2019)

History | Post-production

The story of nobleman-turned-outlaw hero who was was crowned king of Scots in the 14th century.

Director: Richard Gray | Stars: Jared Harris, Zach McGowan, Angus Macfadyen, Emma Kenney

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, Annabel Scholey, Jacopo Olmo Antinori, Sarah Parish

Votes: 11,706

The Central Park Five (2012)
7.7
79 metascore

The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

Votes: 6,097 | Gross: $0.27M

The Big Short (2015)
7.8
81 metascore

The Big Short (2015)

R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

In 2006-7 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: 309,809 | Gross: $70.26M

13 Hours (2016)
7.3
48 metascore

13 Hours (2016)

R | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale, David Denman

Votes: 103,867 | Gross: $52.85M

The Pacific (2010)

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 87,947

The White Princess (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History

Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name, the story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII.

Stars: Jodie Comer, Rebecca Benson, Jacob Collins-Levy, Richard Dillane

Votes: 6,531

Apollo 11 (2019)
8.4
87 metascore

Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Joan Ann Archer, Janet Armstrong, Neil Armstrong

Votes: 4,880 | Gross: $8.81M

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