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People who added this item 246 Average listal rating (161 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Period: 300'000 years ago
Event: The control of fire by early humans
Historical Figure: -
People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 703 Average listal rating (454 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 44 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
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 391 Average listal rating (203 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
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 76 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Period: 480 B.C.
Event: Battle of Thermopylae
Historical Figure: King Leonidas, Xerxes I
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People who added this item 2089 Average listal rating (1339 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.6
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 80 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Period: 221 B.C.
Event: Unification of China
Historical Figure: Ying Zheng
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People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Cabiria (1914)
Period: 216-201 B.C.
Event: Second Punic War
Historical Figure: Hannibal, Scipio Africanus, Archimedes
People who added this item 1363 Average listal rating (854 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 553 Average listal rating (325 ratings) 6.8 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 88 Average listal rating (57 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 156 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 6.6 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 103 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 6.7 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 8 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 6.2
Period: 526-548
Event: Ostrogothic Kingdom
Historical Figure: Belisarius, Justinian, Athalaric
People who added this item 85 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
The Message (1977)
Period: 570-633
Event: Conquest of Arabia, Foundation of the Islamic Faith
Historical Figure: Muhammad
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People who added this item 137 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 6.6 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 21 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Period: around 987
Event: Mayans Pursued by Toltec Invaders
Historical Figure: -
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People who added this item 171 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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 283 Average listal rating (173 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Period: 1154-1189
Event: Reign of Henry II
Historical Figure: Henry II
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People who added this item 2367 Average listal rating (1533 ratings) 6.6 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 358 Average listal rating (223 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Mongol (2007)
Period: 1192-1206
Event: Rise of the Mongol Empire
Historical Figure: Genghis Khan
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People who added this item 183 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Period: 1242
Event: Battle of the Ice
Historical Figure: Alexander Nevsky
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People who added this item 4799 Average listal rating (3255 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 151 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Henry V (1944)
Period: 1413-1422
Event: Battle of Agincourt
Historical Figure: Henry V
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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 336 Average listal rating (216 ratings) 6.2 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 205 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Flesh & Blood (1985)
Period: 1501
Event: Story of Landsknechts
Historical Figure: -
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People who added this item 227 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
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 82 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 844 Average listal rating (531 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
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 46 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.2
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 263 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 1423 Average listal rating (819 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
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 172 Average listal rating (95 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Period: 1563
Event: Persecution of the Boyars
Historical Figure: Tsar Ivan IV Vasilyevich
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People who added this item 265 Average listal rating (161 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
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
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 1083 Average listal rating (594 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
Period: 1585-1599
Event: Anglo–Spanish War
Historical Figure: Queen Elizabeth I, King Philip ll of Spain, Mary Stuart
People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.5 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
People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Period: 1719
Event: Cellamare Conspiracy, War of the Quadruple Alliance
Historical Figure: Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
People who added this item 1507 Average listal rating (948 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
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 95 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.3
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 (14 ratings) 7.2 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
People who added this item 160 Average listal rating (68 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Danton (1983)
Period: 1793-1794
Event: French Revolution, Reign of Terror
Historical Figure: Danton, Robespierre
People who added this item 213 Average listal rating (95 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
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 117 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 24 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 163 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 6.7 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 995 Average listal rating (580 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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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