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53 Best History Movies To Watch

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The best history movies streaming right now.

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Topsy-Turvy (1999)
7.4

A meticulous and whimsical account of the making of the influential comic opera The Mikado

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Land and Freedom (1995)
7.0

A sober and dignified account of Marxist fighters in the Spanish Civil War

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Even the Rain (2010)
7.4

An intriguing critique on the delusions of urban filmmaking

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The Nightingale (2018)
7.1

An unsettling but important social horror from the director of The Babadook

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Shattered Glass (2003)
7.1

An incisive look at the rise and fall of a celebrated journalist

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Prophet’s Prey (2015)
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8.4

An incisive documentary on Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints cult leader Warren Jeffs

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Ran (1985)
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8.4

Akira Kurosawa’s adaptation of King Lear is an epic historical drama set in sixteenth-century Japan, abundant with blood, betrayal, and battles for ultimate power.

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Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood (2022)
7.2

A wistful and playful throwback to the turbulent 1960s

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In This Corner of the World (2016)
7.0

War-torn Hiroshima through the eyes of an everyday but spirited young woman

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The Wind Rises (2013)
7.9

An illuminative interpretation of the life of Jiro Horikoshi, a Japanese aviation engineer responsible for many World War II fighter designs, including the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
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8.2

A romance from France like no other

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