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100+ Best Historical Movies Of All Time On Netflix (2020)

40. Hunger


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Director – Steve McQueen
Cast – Liam Cunningham, Michael Fassbender
IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 90%
Release Date – 2 October 2008
Box Office – £1.7 million
Genre – Biography, Drama
Awards – None
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39. Empire of the Sun


best historical movies
Director – Steven Spielberg
Cast – Miranda Richardson, John Malkovich, Christian Bale, Nigel Havers
IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 75%
Release Date – 25 December 1987
Box Office – $46.7 million
Genre – Drama, History, War
Awards – None
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38. Quiz Show


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Director – Robert Redford
Cast – Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, David Paymer
IMDB Rating – 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 96%
Release Date – 14 September 1994
Box Office – $24.8 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – None
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37. Che Series


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Director – Steven Soderbergh
Cast – Benicio del Toro
IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 67%
Release Date – 5 September 2008
Box Office – $40.9 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – None
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36. The Way back


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Director – Peter Weir
Cast – Saoirse Ronan, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess
IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 74%
Release Date – 29 December 2010
Box Office – $20,348,249
Genre – Adventure, Drama, History
Awards – None
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35. The Last Emperor


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Director – Bernardo Bertolucci
Cast – Peter O’Toole, John Lone, Joan Chen, Ying Ruocheng
IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 91%
Release Date – 23 October 1987
Box Office – $44 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – Won 9 Oscars
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34. Aguirre, the Wrath of God


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Director – Werner Herzog
Cast – Helena Rojo, Ruy Guerra, Klaus Kinski, Del Negro
IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 98%
Release Date – 29 December 1972
Box Office – $370,000
Genre – Adventure, Biography, Drama
Awards – None
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33. JFK


best historical movies
Director – Oliver Stone
Cast – Laurie Metcalf, Kevin Costner, Michael Rooker, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman
IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 84%
Release Date – 20 December 1991
Box Office – $205.4 million
Genre – Drama, History, Thriller
Awards – Won 2 Oscars
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32. Glory


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Director – Edward Zwick
Cast – Cary Elwes, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick
IMDB Rating – 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 93%
Release Date – 15 December 1989
Box Office – $26.8 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – Won 3 Oscars
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31. Gandhi


best historical movies
Director – Richard Attenborough
Cast – Trevor Howard, Candice Bergen, John Gielgud, Edward Fox, Martin Sheen
IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes –86%
Release Date – 3 December 1982
Box Office – $127.8 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – Won 8 Oscars
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30. Letters from Iwo Zimma


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Director – Clint Eastwood
Cast – Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ken Watanabe, Ryō Kase
IMDB Rating – 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 91%
Release Date – 15 November 2006
Box Office – $68.7 million
Genre – Drama, History, War
Awards – Won 1 Oscar
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29. Invictus


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Director – Clint Eastwood
Cast – Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman
IMDB Rating –7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 76%
Release Date – 3 December 2009
Box Office – $122.2 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – None
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28. The Last of the Mohicans


best historical movies
Director – Michael Mann
Cast – Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May, Daniel Day-Lewis
IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%
Release Date – 26 August 1992
Box Office – $75.5 million
Genre – Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards – Won 1 Oscar
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27. United 93


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Director – Paul Greengrass
Cast – David Alan Basche, Christian Clemenson, Peter Hermann, Cheyenne Jackson, Trish Gates
IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 90%
Release Date – 28 April 2006
Box Office – $76.3 million
Genre – Drama, History, Thriller
Awards – None
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26. Black Hawk Down


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Director – Ridley Scott
Cast – Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor, Josh Hartnett, William Fichtner
IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 76%
Release Date – December 28, 2001
Box Office – $173 million
Genre – Drama, History, War
Awards – Won 2 Oscars
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25. Gangs of New York


best historical movies
Director – Martin Scorsese
Cast – Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, John C. Reilly, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent
IMDB Rating – 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 74%
Release Date – 9 December 2002
Box Office – $193.8 million
Genre – Crime, Drama
Awards – None
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24. Public Enemies


best historical movies
Director – Michael Mann
Cast – Johnny Depp, Billy Crudup, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Stephen Lang, Stephen Dorff
IMDB Rating – 7
Rotten Tomatoes – 68%
Release Date – 7 August 2009
Box Office – $214.1 million
Genre – Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards – None
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23. Kingdom of Heaven


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Director – Ridley Scott
Cast – Jeremy Irons, Orlando Bloom, Ghassan Massoud, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Iain Glen, Marton Csokas
IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 39%
Release Date – 6 May 2005
Box Office – $211.7 million
Genre – Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards – None
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22. Lincoln


best historical movies
Director – Steven Spielberg
Cast – James Spader, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Strathairn, Tommy Lee Jones
IMDB Rating – 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 89%
Release Date – 8 February 2013
Box Office – $275.3 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – Won 2 Oscars
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21. 12 Years a Slave


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Director – Steve McQueen
Cast – Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Paulson
IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%
Release Date – 31 January 2014
Box Office – $187.7 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – Won 3 Oscars
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