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Historical film


Historical film

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The historical drama is a film genre in which stories are based more or less accurately upon historical events and famous persons.

The following are examples of well-known historical dramas, and their subject matter.

Alexander Nevsky (Alexander Nevsky)
All the President's Men (the Watergate scandal)
Anne of the Thousand Days (Anne Boleyn)
The Battle of Algiers (the Algerian War of Independence)
The Battleship Potemkin (the Battleship Potemkin uprising)
Beau Brummell (Beau Brummell)
Braveheart (William Wallace)
'Breaker' Morant (Breaker Morant)
A Bridge Too Far (Operation Market Garden)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (the Charge of the Light Brigade)
Cromwell (Oliver Cromwell)
Elizabeth (Elizabeth I of England)
Downfall (the defeat of Adolf Hitler)
Fire Over England (the Spanish Armada)
Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi)
Gladiator (the reign of Commodus)
Glory (the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry)
Gone with the Wind (the American Civil War)
Good Night, and Good Luck (Edward R. Murrow)
Henry V (Henry V of England)
Henry VIII and His Six Wives (Henry VIII of England)
Hotel Rwanda (the Rwandan Genocide)
Jesus of Nazareth (movie) (Jesus Christ)
Judgment at Nuremberg (the Nuremberg Trials)
Kagemusha (the Battle of Nagashino)
The Killing Fields (the Khmer Rouge)
Lady Caroline Lamb (Lady Caroline Lamb)
Lady Jane (Lady Jane Grey)
The Lion in Winter (Henry II of England)
The Longest Day (D-Day)
The Madness of King George (George III of the United Kingdom)
A Man for All Seasons (Thomas More)
Mary, Queen of Scots (Mary I of Scots)
Michael Collins (Michael Collins)
Mrs. Brown (Queen Victoria and John Brown)
Mutiny on the Bounty (the mutiny on the Bounty)
A Night to Remember (the Titanic disaster)
The Private Life of Henry VIII (Henry VIII of England)
Queen Christina (Christina of Sweden)
Quest for fire
Ragtime (New York City in the 1910s)
Richard III (two versions) (Richard III of England)
The Right Stuff (the Project Mercury)
Roots (the slave trade)
Saving Private Ryan (D-Day and its aftermath)
Schindler's List (Oskar Schindler)
Sink the Bismarck! (the German battleship Bismarck)
Spartacus (Spartacus)
Titanic (the Titanic disaster)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (the attack on Pearl Harbor)
Waterloo (the Battle of Waterloo)
Young Bess (Elizabeth I of England)
Young Winston (Winston Churchill)
Z (the assassination of Gregoris Lambrakis)

External Links

  • History on Film - A historian looks at how Hollywood has presented historical events in the movies.

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