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People who added this item 213 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Period: 300'000 years ago
Event: The control of fire by early humans
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Period: 2560 B.C.
Event: Building of the Pharaoh's Great Pyramid of Giza
Historical Figure: Pharaoh Cheops
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People who added this item 631 Average listal rating (399 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Period: 1275 B.C.
Event: The Exodus
Historical Figure: Moses
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People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.2
Helen of Troy (1956)
Period: 1275-1240 B.C.
Event: Troy War
Historical Figure: Atreus, Menelaus, Agamemnon, Helen, Achilles, Priam, Paris
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People who added this item 340 Average listal rating (167 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Intolerance (1916)
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Period: 539 B.C.
Event: Fall of Babylon
Historical Figure: Belshazzar, Nabonidus, Cyrus

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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
Period: 480 B.C.
Event: Battle of Thermopylae
Historical Figure: King Leonidas, Xerxes I
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People who added this item 2027 Average listal rating (1274 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5
Alexander (2004)
Period: 356-323 B.C.
Event: Fall of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, Invasion of India
Historical Figure: Alexander, Philip
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People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Period: 221 B.C.
Event: Unification of China
Historical Figure: Ying Zheng
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People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
Cabiria (1914)
Period: 216-201 B.C.
Event: Second Punic War
Historical Figure: Hannibal, Scipio Africanus, Archimedes
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People who added this item 1239 Average listal rating (751 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Spartacus (1960)
Period: 73-71 B.C.
Event: Gladiatorial War
Historical Figure: Spartacus, Crassus

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People who added this item 517 Average listal rating (288 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Cleopatra (1963)
Period: 43-27 B.C.
Event: Africa made a Roman Province, Second Triumvirate, Battle of Actium
Historical Figure: Cleopatra, Marc Anthony, Julius Caesar, Octavian
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People who added this item 69 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7
King of Kings (1961)
Period: 0-33
Event: Foundation of Christianity
Historical Figure: Jesus Christ, Pontius Pilate, Herod Antipas
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People who added this item 140 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Quo Vadis (1951)
Period: 54-68
Event: Persecution of the Christians, Great Fire of Rome
Historical Figure: Nero
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People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Period: 180-192
Event: Conspiracies and Decline of the Roman Empire
Historical Figure: Commodus
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 6.2
Period: 526-548
Event: Ostrogothic Kingdom
Historical Figure: Belisarius, Justinian, Athalaric
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People who added this item 73 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Message (1976)
Period: 570-633
Event: Conquest of Arabia, Foundation of the Islamic Faith
Historical Figure: Muhammad
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People who added this item 117 Average listal rating (80 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Vikings (1958)
Period: around 835-865
Event: Viking Age, Invasion of England
Historical Figure: Ragnar, Aelle
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
Period: around 987
Event: Mayans Pursued by Toltec Invaders
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People who added this item 147 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
El Cid (1961)
Period: 1094
Event: Moors Invasion of Spain
Historical Figure: El Cid, King Ferdinand
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People who added this item 252 Average listal rating (150 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Period: 1154-1189
Event: Reign of Henry II
Historical Figure: Henry II
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People who added this item 2288 Average listal rating (1449 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Period: 1178-1187
Event: The Third Crusade, Siege of Jerusalem
Historical Figure: Saladin
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People who added this item 353 Average listal rating (217 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Mongol (2007)
Period: 1192-1206
Event: Rise of the Mongol Empire
Historical Figure: Genghis Khan
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People who added this item 169 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Period: 1242
Event: Battle of the Ice
Historical Figure: Alexander Nevsky
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People who added this item 4580 Average listal rating (3028 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
Braveheart (1995)
Period: 1291-1305
Event: Wars of Scottish Independence
Historical Figure: William Wallace, Edward I
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People who added this item 142 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Henry V (1944)
Period: 1413-1422
Event: Battle of Agincourt
Historical Figure: Henry V
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
Saint Joan (1957)
Period: 1429-1431
Event: Hundred Years' War, Siege of Orleans
Historical Figure: Joan of Arc, Charles VII, Henry VI
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People who added this item 318 Average listal rating (204 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
Period: 1491-1502
Event: The Discovery of the New World
Historical Figure: Columbus, Queen Isabella
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People who added this item 177 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Flesh & Blood (1985)
Period: 1501
Event: Story of Landsknechts
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People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (131 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
Luther (2003)
Period: 1505-1530
Event: Protestant Reformation
Historical Figure: Martin Luther, Pope Leo X, Emperor Charles V, Frederick the Wise, Johann Tetzel
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Period: 1533-1537
Event: Separation from Rome
Historical Figure: Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn
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People who added this item 772 Average listal rating (468 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8
Period: 1536-1561
Event: The Conquest of the Americas by Spain, Search for El Dorado
Historical Figure: Lope de Aguirre, Gonzalo Pizarro, Brother Gaspar de Carvajal
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People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Period: 1542-1587
Event: Religious Divide, Battle of Langside
Historical Figure: Mary Stuart Queen of Scots, Queen Elizabeth I
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People who added this item 240 Average listal rating (126 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
Period: 1547-1562
Event: The Great Fire of Moscow, Conquest of Kazan
Historical Figure: Tsar Ivan IV Vasilyevich
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People who added this item 1380 Average listal rating (781 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Elizabeth (1998)
Period: 1558-1559
Event: Revolt of the Northern Earls, Act of Supremacy
Historical Figure: Queen Elizabeth I, Mary of Guise
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People who added this item 158 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Period: 1563
Event: Persecution of the Boyars
Historical Figure: Tsar Ivan IV Vasilyevich
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People who added this item 252 Average listal rating (145 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Queen Margot (1994)
Period: 1572-1574
Event: The Massacre of St. Bartholomew
Historical Figure: Marguerite de Valois, Henri de Navarre, Charles IX, Caterina de' Medici
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People who added this item 436 Average listal rating (250 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Kagemusha (1980)
Period: around 1575
Event: Sengoku Period, Battle of Nagashino
Historical Figure: Lord Takeda Shingen, Tokughawa Ieyasu, Oda Nobunaga
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People who added this item 1041 Average listal rating (562 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Period: 1585-1599
Event: Anglo–Spanish War
Historical Figure: Queen Elizabeth I, King Philip ll of Spain, Mary Stuart
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People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
Cromwell (1970)
Period: 1640-1653
Event: English Civil Wars, Establishment of the Commonwealth, Irish Campaign
Historical Figure: Oliver Cromwell, King Charles I
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Period: 1719
Event: Cellamare Conspiracy, War of the Quadruple Alliance
Historical Figure: Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
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People who added this item 1436 Average listal rating (888 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Period: 1757
Event: French and Indian War, Battle of Fort William Henry
Historical Figure: Col. Munro
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People who added this item 84 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.2
Revolution (1985)
Period: 1777-1781
Event: American Revolutionary War, Battle of Yorktown
Historical Figure: George Washington
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People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Period: 1789-1792
Event: French Revolution, Storming of the Bastille, Battle of Valmy
Historical Figure: Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, La Rochefoucauld
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People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Danton (1983)
Period: 1793-1794
Event: French Revolution, Reign of Terror
Historical Figure: Danton, Robespierre
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Napoléon (1927)
Period: 1792-1796
Event: Reign of Terror, First Italian Campaign
Historical Figure: Napoleon Bonaparte, Robespierre, Marat, Danton, Saint-Just
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People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
War and Peace (1966)
Period: 1812
Event: Invasion of Russia, Battle of Borodino
Historical Figure: Napoleon Bonaparte, General Mikhail Kutuzov, Czar Alexander I
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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Buccaneer (1958)
Period: 1812
Event: Battle of New Orleans
Historical Figure: Jean Lafitte, General Andrew Jackson
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People who added this item 145 Average listal rating (99 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Alamo (1960)
Period: 1836
Event: Texas Revolution, The Battle of Alamo
Historical Figure: Antonio López de Santa Anna, Davy Crockett
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People who added this item 968 Average listal rating (553 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Amistad (1997)
Period: 1839-1842
Event: Abolitionism in the USA
Historical Figure: John Quincy Adams, Queen Isabella II, Secretary of State John Forsyth
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Period: 1853-1856
Event: Crimean War
Historical Figure: Earl of Cardigan, Lord Raglan
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100 movies not historically accurate, but certainly entertaining (sometimes also instructive and informative) :), listed by chronological order of the events.

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Period: time period covered by the movie
Historical Figure: portrayed by an actor (or in archive footage)

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Posted: 7 years, 10 months ago at Jan 20 18:59
World Trade Center?
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W. Covers [Covers 1967-2004] (Nightmare begins)
United 93 [Covers 2001] (911)
American Soldiers [Covers 2004] (Iraq)
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Posted: 7 years, 10 months ago at Jan 20 21:05
Great List!

What about Les Mis? The Queen? Or the Frost/Nixon debate?
Posted: 7 years, 10 months ago at Jan 21 1:31
Thanks guys for your help :) But it's a tough choice: only 2 places left. I have to think it over...
Posted: 7 years, 10 months ago at Jan 21 19:57
And then there was one... c(:

A fine list, indeed.
Posted: 7 years, 2 months ago at Oct 5 18:50
Wow I love this list! How long did it take you to put it together?
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 28 22:07
Outstanding list covering so many significant historical events.
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 29 2:20
That is a great list. Very interesting. But how about 'Schindler's List'? I think that was a very important movie in terms of history.
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 29 9:37
Best list ever!
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Mar 2 22:40
Outstanding work
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Jan 5 19:07
Brilliant work, mate. I really appreciate the global perspective of this list - siting major events in all cultures rather than just tracing the history of the western world. I'd love to watch them all.
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Jan 6 12:40
How about Ben-Hur (1959)
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Jan 7 17:12
great list..how about apocolypse now or the bridge on the river kwai?
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Sep 20 4:28
Great List, suggestions
Margin Call or Inside Job: The 2008 Financial Meltdown

Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Sep 20 7:35
Excellent list!
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