Top 100 Best Historical Movies Of All Time

Greatest Historical Films Ever Made

Whats the best way to teach history to kids? For a film fan, the answer is best Historical Movies. Though not all historical movies are accurate. In fact there is a long list of most historically inaccurate movies. But there are many films that are historically accurate and could be referred to other people for learning history. The use of historical events in movies begin with the very first popular film “The Birth of Nation” in 1915. The success of the film led film makers to try more hands in this genre. The good thing was that many historical events that were needed to be documented in movies were already available in books and papers. So there was not much of a need of plot and characters. Plus there was so much scope of this genre as one can document historical events of a specific place or specific person and will get no competition from other film makers. Other good thing was that people were interested in the History genre.

Historical movies had more than average budget due to the cost of props used and to create a real set. Historical movies mainly chronicles the event of Pre historic times (The Dinosaur and cave man era), Medieval times, early ages (Based on Greek and Roman Mythologies and Jesus Christ), Middle ages (Based on Arthurian Legends), Modern Ages (Based on World War 1 and 2 and recent historical events).

Best Historical Movies

Historical movies are popular since the 50s decade. At that time events of roman era were more depicted. The decade of 60s had historical movies based on World war. The 70s decade had historical movies based on world war II. While the 80s decade showed the recent vietnam war. The decade of 90s once again turned back to the middle ages and early ages. The decade of 00s chronicled the events of recent history such as September 11 attacks.

Here is a list of 100 Most Popular Historical Movies ranging from Old historical movies to the most recent movies on History:

100. Troy
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99. History of the World: Part 1
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98. The Diary of Anne Frank
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97. The Leopard
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96. Sergeant York
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95. The Greatest Game ever Played
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94. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
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93. Amazing Grace
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92. Max Manus: Man Of War
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91. Burnt by the Sun
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90. Quest for Fire
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89. Russian Ark
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88. The Count of Monte Cristo
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87. Europa Europa
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86. Eight Men Out
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85. The Madness of King George
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84. A Passage to India
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83. Amistad
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82. We Were Soldiers
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81. Bloody Sunday
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80. Rabbit-Proof Fence
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79. Henry V
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78. Kon-tiki
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77. The Badder Meinhof Complex
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76. KageMusha
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75. Gettysburg
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74. A Man for All Seasons
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73. Milk
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72. Come and See
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71. The Flowers of War
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70. Andrei Rublev
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69. Inherit the Wind
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68. The Wind that Shakes the Barley
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67. A Bridge Too Far
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66. The Young Victoria
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65. Battleship Potemkin
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64. Zulu
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63. Chariots of Fire
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62. The Passion of Joan Arc
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61. The Last King of Scotland
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60. Frost/Nixon
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59. The Last Temptation of Christ
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58. Flags of Our Fathers
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57. Woodstock
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56. Seabiscuit
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55. Munich
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54. Mutiny on the Bounty
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53. Good Night, and Good Luck.
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52. Miracle
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51. Red Cliff
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50. The Battle of Algeris
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49. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan
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48. Little Big Man
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47. Tora! Tora! Tora!
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46. The Queen
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45. The Lion In Winter
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44. The Right Stuff
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43. The Killing Fields
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42. The Mission
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41. The Longest Day
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40. Hunger
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39. Empire of the Sun
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38. Quiz Show
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37. Che Series
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36. The Way back
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35. The Last Emperor
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34. Aguirre, the Wrath of God
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33. JFK
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32. Glory
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31. Gandhi
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30. Letters from Iwo Zimma
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29. Invictus
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28. The Last of the Mohicans
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27. United 93
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26. Black Hawk Down
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25. Gangs of New York
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24. Public Enemies
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23. Kingdom of Heaven
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22. Lincoln
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21. 12 Years a Slave
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20. Spartacus
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19. Titanic
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18. Judgment at Nuremberg
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17. The Ten Commandments
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16. The Untouchables
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15. The Last Samurai
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14. Ip Man
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13. Apollo 13
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12. Hotel Rwanda
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11. Das Boot
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10. Downfall
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9. Lawrence of Arabia
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8. 300
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7. The King’s Speech
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6. Argo
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5. Ben-Hur
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4. Braveheart
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3. Saving Private Ryan
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2. The Pianist
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1. Schindler’s List
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This was our list of 100 Classic films about History. Which one do you think is awesome and deserves to crowned as the greatest Historical film of all time? Which historical movie, listed above, do you think dont deserve a spot in the list? Share your views below.

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