The 37 Best History Movies Online

Missing

Missing

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Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he uncovers a trail of cover-ups that implicate the US State department which supports the right-wing dictatorship.


Gideon's Trumpet

Gideon's Trumpet

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True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.\


The Mission

The Mission

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When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have built against the Portugese aggressors.\


Escape from Sobibor

Escape from Sobibor

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The true story of WWII's notorious Sobibor Nazi death camp, where a courageous inmate orchestrates and leads the escape of over 300 prisoners.


Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators

Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators

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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!


Geronimo

Geronimo

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In 1883, the Apache Indians lead by Geronimo reluctantly surrender to the attacks of American and Mexican troops, in exchange for a territory and food for their warriors. Soon though, Geronimo escapes the camps and declares war against the Americans.


The Long Riders

The Long Riders

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The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.


The Untouchables

The Untouchables

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Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone, but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.


Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

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An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture. From the earliest versions of the script to the blockbuster debuts, explore the creation of the Star Wars Trilogy.


The Gospel of John

The Gospel of John

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A word for word depiction of the life of Jesus Christ from the Good News Translation Bible as recorded in the Gospel of John.


The Inquiry

The Inquiry

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A Roman agent is sent to Palestine to investigate rumors of the resurrection of an executed criminal.


Casualties of War

Casualties of War

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During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.


Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

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This is a remake of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in the power-struggle for the throne of England. Will justice prevail and will all fair ladies in distress be rescued?


The Bounty

The Bounty

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The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.


A Passage to India

A Passage to India

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Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's mother, Mrs. Moore, befriend an Indian doctor, Aziz H. Ahmed.


The Adventures of Hercules

The Adventures of Hercules

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Hercules searches for the Seven Thunderbolts of Zeus, which have been stolen by renegade gods.


Night Ambush

Night Ambush

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Led by British officers, partisans on Crete plan to kidnap the island's German commander and smuggle him to Cairo to embarrass the occupiers.


Hannibal

Hannibal

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A Carthaginian general attempts to cross the Alps with an army of elephants in order to conquer Rome.


Henry V

Henry V

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Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.


Hope and Glory

Hope and Glory

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Director John Boorman drew from his own childhood experiences for this coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up in and around London during World War II. For young Billy Rowan, the nightly bombings provide a frightening show, but they include opportunities to rummage through the rubble with friends in the mornings. As Billy plays, his family struggles to remain intact as they suffer through the anguish and losses of wartime.


Day One

Day One

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Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to head the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, where the bomb is built. As World War II draws to a close, Szilard has second thoughts about atomic weapons, and policy makers debate how and when to use the bomb.


Testimony

Testimony

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The story of the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin.


Inside the Third Reich

Inside the Third Reich

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A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. Based upon Speer's own monograph of the same title.


The Krays

The Krays

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The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were active in London in the 1960s.


Come See the Paradise

Come See the Paradise

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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 beautiful Japanese American Lily Dawanura (Tamlyn Tomita), at the outset of World War II. The clash of cultures, at once painful for the two lovers, becomes insurmountable after the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Lily and the Kawamuras are relocated To a bleak, outdoor internment camp in California, Jack is drafted into the Army, powerless to help the woman he loves abandoning all hope of ever winning her family's approval.


The Barber of Siberia

The Barber of Siberia

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Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant. On her travels, she meets two men who would change her life forever: a handsome young cadet Andrej Tolstoy with whom she shares a fondness for opera, and the powerful General Radlov who is entranced by her beauty and wants to marry her.


Le Barbier de Sibérie

Le Barbier de Sibérie

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En 1885, un inventeur fou imagine une machine à déboiser qui faciliterait l'exploitation des immenses forêts de Sibérie. Pour obtenir l'approbation du tsar, l'inventeur utilise le charme d'une jeune femme, qui doit approcher un général, commandant l'école des cadets de l'armée russe et membre de la commission technique qui pourrait faire accepter le projet. C'est le début d'une terrible histoire d'amour et de déportation sur fond de mise en scène des Noces de Figaro, de Mozart, « un grand compositeur ».


Genesis: The Creation and the Flood

Genesis: The Creation and the Flood

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An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child's voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes out of the darkness ... Among them, a very old man. He reassures the child, exhorting him to see the wonders of the earth. And it is with this child's eyes that we will witness the creation of the world.


Abraham (Part One)

Abraham (Part One)

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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.


Abraham (Part Two)

Abraham (Part Two)

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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.


Jacob

Jacob

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In this inspiring tale from the book of Genesis, young shepherd Jacob (Matthew Modine) falls in love with and wants to marry Rachel (Lara Flynn Boyle), the daughter of his Uncle Laban (Giancarlo Giannini). Lacking a dowry, Jacob toils seven years as his uncle's indentured servant to win Rachel's hand. But calculating Laban dupes him into another seven years of labor. Irene Papas portrays Jacob's iron-willed mother.


Joseph (Part One)

Joseph (Part One)

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The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.


Joseph (Part Two)

Joseph (Part Two)

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The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.


Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah

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Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.


Sodom und Gomorrha

Sodom und Gomorrha

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In Sodom und Gomorrha herrschen unter Königin Bera Ausschweifung, Grausamkeit und Dekadenz. Ausgerechnet dorthin führt Lot sein Volk auf der Suche nach einer Heimat. Sie erkämpfen sich ein Dasein im Schatten der sündigen Metropolen und erst in höchster Not erkennen sie, dass die Stätten des Lasters zur Vernichtung bestimmt sind.


David (Part One)

David (Part One)

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A distinguished military leader whose reign was touched by great scandal, shocking betrayals and rousing victories. A simple shepherd boy chosen to be king, under the watchful eyes of prophet Samuel.


David (Part Two)

David (Part Two)

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A distinguished military leader whose reign was touched by great scandal, shocking betrayals and rousing victories. A simple shepherd boy chosen to be king, under the watchful eyes of prophet Samuel.