"History" Movies

Die andere Heimat - Chronik einer Sehnsucht (2013)

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Jakob longs for a new life for himself and his troubled family in Brazil.

Bayou Maharajah (2016)

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Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as "the best black...

Two Angry Men (2017)

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Two men battle against the odds to stage a play daring to tackle religious division in the Belfast shipyards in the late 1950s...

On Camera: Photographers at the BBC (2017)

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Drawing on the BBC's rich archive, this documentary reveals the working practices, lives and opinions of some of the greatest photographers of the last 60 years bringing into focus the key genres of photography.

Smile! The Nation's Family Album (2017)

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Family photos give an intimate portrait of Britain's post-war social history, with each generation having a different camera to tell their story. New technologies and evolving social attitudes inspired the nation to pick up a camera.

The Death of Louis XIV (2016)

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Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg. He begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers.

Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story (2017)

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The remarkable story of Raleigh, the bicycle manufacturer who grew from humble beginnings in the backstreets of Nottingham to rapidly become the biggest bike maker in the world.

Ascent to Hell (2014)

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When a realtor shows an old New York factory building to a group of would-be investors, they are unwittingly caught in its tragic and sinister history.

League of Exotique Dancers (2015)

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League of Exotique Dancers explores vintage Burlesque's world of fun, frolic, and feathers, yet also turns the spotlight on the poverty, racism, and sexism that were rampant under all that glitter.

Autosport Awards 2016 (2016)

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The annual end-of-season gala in London celebrated the best of motorsport, with accolades handed out across 14 categories spanning club racing to F1, the majority voted on by Autosport readers.

Get Back (2016)

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Liverpool music from the post war years to the present day. Liverpool is one of the most vibrant cities in the world...

Equal Means Equal (2017)

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The film does an outstanding job of laying out the many ways women are disadvantaged in the United States under the Constitution...

Across the Waters (2016)

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Fuglene Over Sundet is the gripping tale of the Danish Jews' escape to Sweden in October 1943.

Britain's Pompeii: A Village Lost in Time (2016)

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Professor Alice Roberts joins the team excavating a 3,000-year-old Bronze Age village in the Cambridgeshire Fens that's been called the 'British Pompeii' due to the remarkable levels of preservation.

George III: The Genius of the Mad King (2017)

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After 200 years under lock and key, all the personal papers of one of our most important monarchs are for the first time seeing the light of day. In the first documentary to gain extensive access to the Royal Archives, Robert Hardman sheds fascinating new light on George III, Britains longest reigning king. George III may be chiefly remembered for his madness, but these private documents reveal a monarch who was a political micromanager and a restless patron of science and the arts, an obsessive traveller who never left southern England yet toured the world in his mind and a man who was driven (sometimes to distraction) by his sense of duty to his family and his country.

Aloko Udapadi (2017)

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Aloko Udapadi (Light Arose) is an Epic Film of the unswerving human effort, to record for all time, a unique spiritual heritage...

Silence (2017)

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Two priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor and propagate Catholicism.

Land of Mine (2017)

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A young group of German POWs are made the enemy of a nation, where they are now forced to dig up 2 million land-mines with their bare hands.

The Founder (2016)

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The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world.

Lincoln (2013)

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As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Patriots Day (2017)

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An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

Gautamiputra Satakarni (2017)

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A Biopic on a telugu ruler of the Satavahana Empire in present-day Southern part of India. He ruled in the 2nd century CE.

The Ghazi Attack (2017)

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A Pakistani submarine vanishes under mysterious circumstances.

Dangal (2016)

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Biographical sports drama on former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters' struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.