Most Popular Historical Figure Movies and TV Shows
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1. Horrible Histories (2009–2019)
28 min | Comedy, Family, History
A group of British comedians show the sides of history they don't teach you in school. From the 'Savage Stone Age' to the 'Troublesome 20th Century', you see the full side to history.
5. Free Birds (2013)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history, and get Turkeys off the Thanksgiving menu for good.
Votes: 21,519 | Gross: $55.75M
6. The Exotic House of Wax (1997)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
The action heats up when history's most memorable icons come to life for an amorous meltdown in this interactive "please touch" museum.
12. Kartini (2017)
122 min | Biography, Drama, Family
This is a story about the most famous Indonesian heroine, Kartini. In the early 1900s, Indonesia was still a colony of the Netherlands, Java is a land where noble families rule under Dutch ... See full summary »
14. Emperor of the Sea (2004–2005)
22 min | Drama
Jang Bo Go (Choi Soo Jong) was a slave from Shilla (a Korean dynasty that lasted from 57 B.C. until 935 A.D.) He was sold in China during the Tang Dynasty, where he was trained as a ... See full summary »
17. Levski (2015)
130 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The movie is about the great historical figure Vasil Levski. It follows five different plot lines: his attitude towards himself; his attitude towards the religion; the relationship with his... See full summary »
21. Kate Bush: Cloudbusting (1985 Video)
7 min | Short, Biography, Drama
Music video for Kate Bush's song Cloudbusting about Wilhelm Reich. In 1950s Oregon, Reich and his son Peter (played by Bush) are trying to make his rainmaking machine work before the government agents arrive to arrest him.
22. A Clock Work Blue (1972)
X | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Bumbling Jewish mama's boy researcher Homer acquires a magical watch that enables him to go through time. While traveling through time Homer encounters such notable historical figures as ... See full summary »
23. Shine or Go Crazy (2015)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Wang So is the Prince of Goryeo who has a cursed fate. He had to get married with the Last Princess of Balhae, Shin Yool. She was born with the fate of becoming the light for another ... See full summary »
24. Louis XI: Shattered Power (2011 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama, History
A messenger comes to the old sick king Louis XI with the rumor that the he must be soon assassinated by his own lords. It is not difficult for the king to learn everything. He survives his final battle.
26. A Stitch in Time (2018)
30 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Fashion historian Amber Butchart fuses biography, art and the history of fashion as she explores the lives of historical figures by examining the clothes that they wore.
28. Nobunaga Concerto: The Movie (2016)
126 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
This adaptation to a popular manga is the story of a contemporary teenager travelling back in time to the Sengoku period of the sixteenth century. There he meets with the historical figure ... See full summary »
29. Jang Yeong-Sil (2016)
Biography, Drama, History
Drama series follows the life Jang Yeong Shil: a scientist, technician and inventor during the Joseon period. Jang Yeong Shil was born in the lower class nobi. King Sejong notices his ... See full summary »
32. Richelieu: La pourpre et le sang (2014 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama, History
In the Kingdom of France from 1640 is the old with his body ailing Cardinal Richelieu, powerful man under Louis XIII, faced with the machinations of his tipped designated successor, the Marquis de Cinq-Mars.
34. Sound of the Desert (2014– )
Drama, History, Romance
Yu Jin was raised within the desert tribes of Xiong Nu, was forced to flee to Chinese capital Chang'an where she got caught into palace politics due to her romantic involvement to important men.
35. Of Light and Darkness (1998 Video Game)
T | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Prophet Angel has been captured by Gar Hob, the lord of darkness. Banish him and save the world by redeeming the evil spirits of 31 historical figures. Find an item important to them and lure them in to the correct cleansing room.
79 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
In 1921, laconic adventurer Corto Maltese is in Turkey where several armed factions fight for control. He finds a map to a lost Persian treasure there. He'll need his friend Rasputin who's in Samarkand prison run by Corto's double.
38. Soldier (2012– )
This drama is a about a man who was born to the slave class during the Goryeo Dynasty, overruling the feudalist government that had been in power for over 60 years and becomes the most powerful man in the country.
39. Raoul Wallenberg Tragic Hero or Agent 103? (2018)
720 min | Drama
Raoul Wallenberg born 1912 Stockholm is send to Budapest 1944 July. His job is to save Jewish from Holocaust, his methods are non conventional. January 1945 arrested by Russians at Budapest Siege. Man who saved lives never returns home.
40. The Battle for Britain's Heroes (2018 TV Movie)
47 min | Documentary, History
Afua Hirsch questions whether some of Britain's historic heroes truly deserve their exalted status and meets opposition when she explores the racist views of the likes of Horatio Nelson and Winston Churchill.
42. Dead Famous DNA (2014– )
Documentary, History, Mystery
Host Mark Evans investigates whether the DNA extracted from privately-owned remains of historical figures and celebrities like John Lennon's tooth or Eva Braun's hair can tell us something about these dead famous people.
47. Imagens do Estado Novo 1937-45 (2016)
227 min | Documentary
Newsreels, photographs, letters, diary excerpts, fiction and family films, folk songs and so on. Through these heterogeneous records, the film offers a vision of Getulio Vargas dictatorship... See full summary »
48. Vukov Video Bukvar (1992– )
20 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Educational sketch program for children. In each episode, Vuk Karadzic himself magically shows up to teach one of the 30 letters of Serbian Cyrillic alphabet through fun and games to two young siblings. Their mom and other folks help out.