The Ultimate Historical Movie Watching Experience

With the help of some others, we created the Ultimate Historical Movie Watching List!

Each realistic historical movie is in the order when those events took place

  • Quest for Fire
  • Alpha
  • Iceman
  • Alexander
  • Spartacus
  • Cleopatra
  • The War Lord
  • El Cid
  • Murder in the Cathedral
  • The Lion in Winter
  • The Hollow Crown: Richard II
  • The Hollow Crown: Henry IV - Part 1
  • The Hollow Crown: Henry IV - Part 2
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Hollow Crown: Henry VI - part 1
  • The Hollow Crown: Henry VI - part 2
  • The Hollow Crown: Richard III
  • 1492: Conquest of Paradise
  • The Other Conquest
  • A Man for All Seasons
  • The Return of Martin Guerre
  • Black Robe
  • Culloden
  • The Mission
  • John Adams
  • The Duellists
  • A Royal Affair
  • War and Peace
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Waterloo
  • Peterloo
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Barry Lyndon
  • The Chess Players
  • The Leopard
  • Gods and Generals
  • Gettysburg
  • Glory
  • Lincoln
  • Zulu Dawn
  • Zulu
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Gandhi
  • The Ghost and the Darkness
  • Gallipoli
  • A Night to Remember
  • Joyeux Noel
  • Shackleton
  • Paths of Glory
  • Flyboys
  • Beneath Hill 60
  • Aces High
  • 1917
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia
  • Matewan
  • Chariots of Fire
  • The Last Emperor
  • The King's Speech
  • Dunkirk
  • The King's Choice
  • Battle of Britain
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
  • Das Boot
  • Conspiracy
  • Come and See
  • The Photographer of Mauthausen
  • Patton
  • Rome, Open City
  • The Longest Day
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Schindler's List
  • A Bridge Too Far
  • The Resistance Banker
  • Max Manus: Man of War
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Flags of Our Fathers
  • Downfall
  • The Last Days of Patton
  • The Right Stuff
  • The Motorcycle Diaries
  • We Were Soldiers
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • The Blue Kite
  • Hidden Figures
  • Thirteen Days
  • GoodFellas
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Rescue Dawn
  • Path to War
  • First Man
  • Hamburger Hill
  • Zodiac
  • The Post
  • Apollo 13
  • All the President's Men
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Innocent Voices
  • The Lives of Others
  • Everest