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People who added this item 193  Average listal rating (129 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.4 
1. Quest for Fire (1981)
Period: 300'000 years ago
Event: The control of fire by early humans
Historical Figure: -

People who added this item 45  Average listal rating (30 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
2. Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
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 562  Average listal rating (357 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.9 
3. The Ten Commandments (1956)
Period: 1275 B.C.
Event: The Exodus
Historical Figure: Moses
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People who added this item 36  Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.2 
4. 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 303  Average listal rating (146 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
5. 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 62  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
6. The 300 Spartans (1962)
Period: 480 B.C.
Event: Battle of Thermopylae
Historical Figure: King Leonidas, Xerxes I
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People who added this item 1920  Average listal rating (1211 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.5 
7. 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 70  Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
8. The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Period: 221 B.C.
Event: Unification of China
Historical Figure: Ying Zheng
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People who added this item 80  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.5 
9. Cabiria (1914)
Period: 216-201 B.C.
Event: Second Punic War
Historical Figure: Hannibal, Scipio Africanus, Archimedes

People who added this item 1140  Average listal rating (691 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
10. Spartacus (1960)
Period: 73-71 B.C.
Event: Gladiatorial War
Historical Figure: Spartacus, Crassus

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People who added this item 475  Average listal rating (262 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
11. 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 57  Average listal rating (39 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.1 
12. King of Kings (1961)
Period: 0-33
Event: Foundation of Christianity
Historical Figure: Jesus Christ, Pontius Pilate, Herod Antipas

People who added this item 121  Average listal rating (79 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.2 
13. 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 80  Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
14. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Period: 180-192
Event: Conspiracies and Decline of the Roman Empire
Historical Figure: Commodus
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People who added this item 6  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 3  IMDB Rating 6.3 
15. Fight for Rome (1968)
Period: 526-548
Event: Ostrogothic Kingdom
Historical Figure: Belisarius, Justinian, Athalaric

People who added this item 59  Average listal rating (31 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 8.6 
16. The Message (1977)
Period: 570-633
Event: Conquest of Arabia, Foundation of the Islamic Faith
Historical Figure: Muhammad

People who added this item 109  Average listal rating (78 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
17. 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 16  Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 6.3 
18. Kings of the Sun (1963)
Period: around 987
Event: Mayans Pursued by Toltec Invaders
Historical Figure: -
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People who added this item 132  Average listal rating (94 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.3 
19. 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 223  Average listal rating (135 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
20. The Lion in Winter (1968)
Period: 1154-1189
Event: Reign of Henry II
Historical Figure: Henry II
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People who added this item 2180  Average listal rating (1394 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
21. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Period: 1178-1187
Event: The Third Crusade, Siege of Jerusalem
Historical Figure: Saladin
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People who added this item 324  Average listal rating (202 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
22. Mongol (2007)
Period: 1192-1206
Event: Rise of the Mongol Empire
Historical Figure: Genghis Khan
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People who added this item 149  Average listal rating (90 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
23. Alexander Nevsky (1938)
Period: 1242
Event: Battle of the Ice
Historical Figure: Alexander Nevsky
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People who added this item 4313  Average listal rating (2869 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.4 
24. 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 123  Average listal rating (58 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
25. Henry V (1944)
Period: 1413-1422
Event: Battle of Agincourt
Historical Figure: Henry V
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People who added this item 23  Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.4 
26. 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 293  Average listal rating (187 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.5 
27. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Period: 1491-1502
Event: The Discovery of the New World
Historical Figure: Columbus, Queen Isabella
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People who added this item 154  Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.7 
28. Flesh & Blood (1985)
Period: 1501
Event: Story of Landsknechts
Historical Figure: -
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People who added this item 203  Average listal rating (122 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.7 
29. Luther (2003)
Period: 1505-1530
Event: Protestant Reformation
Historical Figure: Martin Luther, Pope Leo X, Emperor Charles V, Frederick the Wise, Johann Tetzel

People who added this item 65  Average listal rating (37 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
30. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
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 683  Average listal rating (417 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
31. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)
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 37  Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.5 
32. Mary of Scotland (1936)
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 208  Average listal rating (107 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.5 
33. Ivan the Terrible, Part 1 (1944)
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 1298  Average listal rating (742 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
34. 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 132  Average listal rating (72 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.6 
35. Ivan the Terrible, Part 2 (1958)
Period: 1563
Event: Persecution of the Boyars
Historical Figure: Tsar Ivan IV Vasilyevich
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People who added this item 229  Average listal rating (130 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
36. 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

People who added this item 396  Average listal rating (222 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
37. 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 981  Average listal rating (536 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
38. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Period: 1585-1599
Event: Anglo–Spanish War
Historical Figure: Queen Elizabeth I, King Philip ll of Spain, Mary Stuart

People who added this item 48  Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.9 
39. Cromwell (1970)
Period: 1640-1653
Event: English Civil Wars, Establishment of the Commonwealth, Irish Campaign
Historical Figure: Oliver Cromwell, King Charles I

People who added this item 12  Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.1 
40. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Period: 1719
Event: Cellamare Conspiracy, War of the Quadruple Alliance
Historical Figure: Philippe II, Duke of Orléans

People who added this item 1339  Average listal rating (837 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
41. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
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 70  Average listal rating (37 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 5.2 
42. 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 25  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.2 
43. La Marseillaise (1938)
Period: 1789-1792
Event: French Revolution, Storming of the Bastille, Battle of Valmy
Historical Figure: Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, La Rochefoucauld

People who added this item 129  Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.5 
44. Danton (1983)
Period: 1793-1794
Event: French Revolution, Reign of Terror
Historical Figure: Danton, Robespierre

People who added this item 153  Average listal rating (63 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
45. 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 92  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
46. War and Peace (1966)
Period: 1812
Event: Invasion of Russia, Battle of Borodino
Historical Figure: Napoleon Bonaparte, General Mikhail Kutuzov, Czar Alexander I

People who added this item 16  Average listal rating (10 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.6 
47. 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 130  Average listal rating (92 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
48. 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 910  Average listal rating (522 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
49. 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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People who added this item 28  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
50. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Period: 1853-1856
Event: Crimean War
Historical Figure: Earl of Cardigan, Lord Raglan


 

(Work in progress...)

100 movies not historically accurate, but certainly entertaining (sometimes also instructive and informative) :), listed by chronological order of the events.

Notes:

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

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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Jan 20 18:59
World Trade Center?
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Jan 20 20:20
W. Covers [Covers 1967-2004] (Nightmare begins)
United 93 [Covers 2001] (911)
American Soldiers [Covers 2004] (Iraq)
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Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Jan 20 21:05
Great List!

What about Les Mis? The Queen? Or the Frost/Nixon debate?
Posted: 5 years, 8 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: 5 years, 8 months ago at Jan 21 19:57
And then there was one... c(:

A fine list, indeed.
Posted: 4 years, 12 months ago at Oct 5 18:50
Wow I love this list! How long did it take you to put it together?
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Dec 28 22:07
Outstanding list covering so many significant historical events.
Posted: 4 years, 9 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: 4 years, 9 months ago at Dec 29 9:37
Best list ever!
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Mar 2 22:40
Outstanding work
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Oct 16 2:42
Akira Kurosawa shows the japanese feudal period.
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Oct 16 2:48
'The Name of the Rose' shows the monacal system in the Middle Age.
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Oct 16 2:48
'The Name of the Rose' shows the monacal system in the Middle Age.
Posted: 2 years, 8 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: 2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 6 12:40
How about Ben-Hur (1959)
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 7 17:12
great list..how about apocolypse now or the bridge on the river kwai?
Posted: 2 years ago at Sep 20 4:28
Great List, suggestions
Margin Call or Inside Job: The 2008 Financial Meltdown

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