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47 Best History Movies to Watch

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The best history movies streaming right now.

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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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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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Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood (2022)
7.2

A wistful and playful throwback to the turbulent 1960s

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
9.1

A star-studded and riveting legal drama with a blockbuster feel.

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Frantz (2016)
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A post-war romance hinged on mystery and politics

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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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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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Rudy (1993)
7.2

The 1993 trophy holder for underdog sports films

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
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A romance from France like no other

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Polytechnique (2009)
7.5

The pervasiveness of misogyny and male violence in this black and white flick

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Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
7.3

Much more than just another Eddie Murphy comedy

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