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1. Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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94 Metascore

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 518,020 | Gross: $188.37M

2. The Favourite (2018)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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91 Metascore

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 158,309 | Gross: $34.37M

3. Deutschland 83 (2015)

42 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Martin Rauch is recruited by the HVA to infiltrate the West Germany army. As a rookie spy, his decisions constantly put his cover at risk and force his agency to take extreme measures.

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen, Sylvester Groth

Votes: 10,687

4. Battle for Sevastopol (2015)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A story of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history.

Director: Sergey Mokritskiy | Stars: Yuliya Peresild, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Oleg Vasilkov, Nikita Tarasov

Votes: 9,751

5. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Approved | 188 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor's son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason

Votes: 7,932 | Gross: $4.75M

6. Witchfinder General (1968)

Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.8
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A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch-hunter when the latter terrorizes his fiancée and kills her uncle.

Director: Michael Reeves | Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Heath

Votes: 8,683

7. The Red Baron (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.4
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German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike.

Director: Nikolai Müllerschön | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 11,463 | Gross: $0.04M

8. The Miracle of Bern (2003)

118 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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A young boy from a working class family in post-war Germany struggles with his estranged father returning from war captivity, while a friend of his plays for the German National Soccer Team at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland.

Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Louis Klamroth, Peter Lohmeyer, Johanna Gastdorf, Lucas Gregorowicz

Votes: 6,416

9. Dresden (2006 TV Movie)

176 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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A romance between a British pilot hiding in Germany and a German nurse is shown on the background of massive allied bombing of Dresden towards the end of World War 2.

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Felicitas Woll, John Light, Benjamin Sadler, Heiner Lauterbach

Votes: 2,377

10. Down River (2018)

70 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires while finding a way back to their battalion.

Director: Alexander Raye Pimentel | Stars: Alexander Raye Pimentel, Nicholas Winand, Cody Poirot, Christopher Diaz

Votes: 475

11. Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954)

152 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.8
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The history of the palace of Versailles from it's founding to the present.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Michel Auclair, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean-Louis Barrault, Jeanne Boitel

Votes: 400

12. U47 - Kapitänleutnant Prien (1958)

87 min | Drama, War

6.1
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In 1939 German U-boat captain Günther Prien receives orders to infiltrate the British Royal Navy base at Scapa Flow and sink British warships.

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Dieter Eppler, Sabine Sesselmann, Joachim Fuchsberger, Harald Juhnke

Votes: 140

13. Scipione l'africano (1937)

83 min | Drama, History, War

5.5
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A story of the Second Punic Wars, beginning with Scipio's futile pleas to the Roman Senate to build an army to battle Hannibal, that climaxes with the battle of Zama.

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Annibale Ninchi, Camillo Pilotto, Fosco Giachetti, Francesca Braggiotti

Votes: 239

14. Dumas (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.3
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Nobody knows Auguste Maquet, and yet everybody knows "The Three Musketeers", Everybody knows Alexandre Dumas who wrote the swashbuckling masterpiece but who knows that Maquet is his ... See full summary »

Director: Safy Nebbou | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Dominique Blanc, Mélanie Thierry

Votes: 586

15. I, Don Giovanni (2009)

127 min | Drama, History, Music

7.0
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A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Tobias Moretti, Eulàlia Ramon, Sergi Roca, Anna Saura Ramón

Votes: 535

16. Let's Go Up the Champs-Élysées (1938)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Let Guitry take you down cause he's going to...Elysées Fields .

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Lucien Baroux, Jean Périer, Roger Bourdin

Votes: 143

17. A Girl Called Rosemary (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Historical drama set in the 1950s. Story is based on real-life events. Rosemarie Nitribitt comes out of a remand center, runs away from her foster parents and ends up working as a barmaid ... See full summary »

Director: Bernd Eichinger | Stars: Nina Hoss, Heiner Lauterbach, Mathieu Carrière, Hannelore Elsner

Votes: 461 | Gross: $0.00M

18. The Pearls of the Crown (1937)

105 min | Comedy, History

7.1
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Three narrators (French writer Jean Martin, an English royal equerry, and a papal chamberlain) tell the story of seven matched pearls, four of them now in the British Crown. Episodes whirl ... See full summary »

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Jacqueline Delubac, Sacha Guitry, Lyn Harding, Renée Saint-Cyr

Votes: 466

19. Strafbataillon 999 (1960)

109 min | Drama, War

6.6
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On the Eastern Front in World War II, a German battalion fights Russian and Partisan soldiers.

Director: Harald Philipp | Stars: Sonja Ziemann, Georg Thomas, Werner Peters, Ernst Schröder

Votes: 55

20. The Airlift (2005 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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Two-part historic drama about a difficult love affair between a German woman and an American soldier during the Berlin Airlift. After her husband Axel has been considered dead, Luise ... See full summary »

Director: Dror Zahavi | Stars: Heino Ferch, Bettina Zimmermann, Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Noethen

Votes: 397

21. The Final Days (2008 TV Movie)

186 min | Drama

6.5
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The Berlin wall separated families and friends for 28 years. Some accepted it, and some worked hard to make it fall.

Director: Thomas Berger | Stars: Anja Kling, Madeleine Lierck, Matthias Koeberlin, Lino Sliskovic

Votes: 214

22. Lucrezia Borgia (1940)

76 min | Drama, History, Romance

4.7
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A look at famous Lucrezia Borgia ,in the last part of her life,when she was duchess of Ferrara.

Director: Hans Hinrich | Stars: Isa Pola, Friedrich Benfer, Carlo Ninchi, Nerio Bernardi

Votes: 20

23. Le mot de Cambronne (1937)

36 min | Short

6.1
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Inspired by playwright Edmond Rostand, this comedy short pivots around a general who has uttered a French cuss word that no one wants to speak aloud.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Jacqueline Delubac, Pauline Carton, Marguerite Moreno

Votes: 114

24. Guerrilla Brigade (1939)

72 min | Drama, History, War

5.8
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Episodic story of the Russian resistance to the German invasion of the Ukraine in 1918 during World War 1, and made as an example of the guerrilla warfare and fierce spirit in which Russian... See full summary »

Director: Igor Savchenko | Stars: Lev Sverdlin, Stepan Shkurat, Pyotr Masokha, Mikhail Troyanovskiy

Votes: 20



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