Best History Movies of This Year (So Far)



7.8/10 IMDB

The life story of Elvis Presley as seen through the complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rufus Sewell, Yola, Richard Roxburgh, Helen Thomson, David Wenham, Dacre Montgomery ..
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Release date: 2022-06-22

The Northman

7.2/10 IMDB

Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy's mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who's on a mission to save his mother, kill his uncle and avenge his father.

Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Claes Bang, Willem Dafoe, Elliott Rose, Ralph Ineson, Björk, Kate Dickie ..
Directed by: Robert Eggers
Release date: 2022-04-07

Downton Abbey: A New Era

7.5/10 IMDB

The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the south of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess's newly inherited villa.

Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Robert James-Collier, Lesley Nicol, Allen Leech, Laura Carmichael, Phyllis Logan, Dominic West, Hugh Dancy, Elizabeth McGovern ..
Directed by: Simon Curtis
Release date: 2022-04-27

Munich: The Edge of War

6.8/10 IMDB

At the tense 1938 Munich Conference, former friends who now work for opposing governments become reluctant spies racing to expose a Nazi secret.

Starring: George MacKay, Jannis Niewöhner, Liv Lisa Fries, Sandra Hüller, Jeremy Irons, Martin Wuttke, August Diehl, Martin Kiefer, Robert Bathurst, Marc Limpach ..
Directed by: Christian Schwochow
Release date: 2022-01-06

Against the Ice

6.5/10 IMDB

In 1909, two explorers fight to survive after they're left behind while on a Denmark expedition in ice-covered Greenland.

Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole, Charles Dance, Heida Reed, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Sam Redford, Diarmaid Murtagh, Ed Speleers, Frankie Wilson, Nick Jameson ..
Directed by: Peter Flinth
Release date: 2022-02-10

Operation Mincemeat

6.6/10 IMDB

In 1943, two British intelligence officers concoct Operation Mincemeat, wherein their plan to drop a corpse with false papers off the coast of Spain would fool Nazi spies into believing the Allied forces were planning to attack by way of Greece rather than Sicily.

Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Johnny Flynn, Mark Gatiss, Hattie Morahan, Penelope Wilton, Paul Ritter, Tom Wilkinson, Simon Russell Beale ..
Directed by: John Madden
Release date: 2022-04-01

Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

7.3/10 IMDB

A man narrates stories of his life as a 10-year-old boy in 1969 Houston, weaving tales of nostalgia with a fantastical account of a journey to the moon.

Starring: Jack Black, Zachary Levi, Glen Powell, Josh Wiggins, Lee Eddy, Bill Wise, Samuel Davis, David DeLao, Nick Stevenson, Brian Villalobos ..
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Release date: 2022-03-24

The Longest Month

9.4/10 IMDB

Four hard-hitting stores, from the deadliest period in U.S. Army Aviation, since Vietnam. Actual footage from the events, and interviews from the Soldiers, who were there - bring these intense and touching stories of courage and sacrifice to life.

Directed by: Kenn Christenson
Release date: 2022-02-27

Redeeming Love

6.6/10 IMDB

A retelling of the biblical book of Hosea set against the backdrop of the California Gold Rush of 1850.

Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Abigail Cowen, Nina Dobrev, Famke Janssen, Tom Lewis, Eric Dane, Wu Ke-Xi, Livi Birch, Brandon Auret, Jamie Lee O'Donnell ..
Directed by: D. J. Caruso
Release date: 2022-01-21

The King's Daughter

5.1/10 IMDB

King Louis XIV's quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter's discovery of the creature.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Fan Bingbing, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Paul Ireland, Pablo Schreiber, Crystal Clarke, Rachel Griffiths ..
Directed by: Sean McNamara
Release date: 2022-01-21

The Survivor

6.7/10 IMDB

Harry Haft is a boxer who fought fellow prisoners in the concentration camps to survive. Haunted by the memories and his guilt, he attempts to use high-profile fights against boxing legends like Rocky Marciano as a way to find his first love again.

Starring: Ben Foster, Billy Magnussen, Danny DeVito, Peter Sarsgaard, John Leguizamo, Vicky Krieps, Saro Emirze, Dar Zuzovsky, Zachary Golinger, Paul Bates ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 2022-04-07

The Conversation

8.3/10 IMDB

Based on a true story of a meeting in June 1945 between two powerful men with very opposite philosophies and perspectives on the future of their country.

Starring: Caspar Phillipson, Dylan Turner, Doris Pin?i?, Lujo Kun?evi?, Alen Šalinovi?, Konstantin Haag, Vinko Štefanac, Ivan Colari?, Sara Juros, Kruno Bakota ..
Directed by: Dominik Sedlar
Release date: 2022-04-28

Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches

7.7/10 IMDB

Acclaimed actors draw from five of Douglass’ legendary speeches, to represent a different moment in the tumultuous history of 19th century America as well as a different stage of Douglass’ long and celebrated life, while famed scholars provide context for the speeches, and remind us that Frederick Douglass’ words about racial injustice still resonate deeply today.

Starring: Nicole Beharie, Colman Domingo, Jonathan Majors, Denzel Whitaker, Jeffrey Wright, David Blight, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., André Holland, Sarah Lewis, Keidrick Roy ..
Directed by: Julia Marchesi
Release date: 2022-02-23

The Haunting of the Tower of London

4.5/10 IMDB

The Two Princes, imprisoned and allegedly murdered in the Bloody Tower within the Tower Of London by Richard III. The story tells how they allegedly came back to haunt the Tower and with guards and inmates starting to die in horrible circumstances, it becomes clear the Two Princes are out for revenge. A chilling ghost story based on the famous mystery.

Starring: Natalie Martins, Derek Nelson, James Swanton, Greg Draven, Tessa Wood, Rory Wilton, Jake Watkins, Tim Cartwright, Grace Blackman, Emma Spurgin Hussey ..
Directed by: Charlie Steeds
Release date: 2022-06-27


6.7/10 IMDB

The story of soldier and poet Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967), who was decorated for bravery on the Western Front, and is best remembered for his angry and compassionate poems about the First World War, which brought him public and critical acclaim. Avoiding the sentimentality and jingoism of many war poets, Sassoon wrote of the horror and brutality of trench warfare and contemptuously satirised generals, politicians, and churchmen for their incompetence and blind support of the war.

Starring: Jack Lowden, Peter Capaldi, Edmund Kingsley, Jeremy Irvine, Harry Lawtey, Calam Lynch, Kate Phillips, Ben Daniels, Geraldine James, Anton Lesser ..
Directed by: Terence Davies
Release date: 2022-05-13
Best History Movies of This Year: Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

8.3/10 IMDB

Ken Burns’s four-hour documentary, Benjamin Franklin, explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century’s most consequential figures, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States.

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Liam Neeson, Josh Lucas, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Coyote, Carolyn McCormick ..
Directed by: Ken Burns
Release date: 2022-04-04

Mr. Malcolm's List

5.3/10 IMDB

When she fails to meet an item on his list of requirements for a bride, Julia Thistlewaite is jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor, Mr. Malcolm. Feeling humiliated and determined to exact revenge, she convinces her friend Selina Dalton to play the role of his ideal match. Soon, Mr. Malcolm wonders whether he’s found the perfect woman...or the perfect hoax.

Starring: Zawe Ashton, Sope Dirisu, Sam Heughan, Freida Pinto, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Theo James, Ashley Park ..
Directed by: Emma Holly Jones
Release date: 2022-07-01

The Royal

6.8/10 IMDB

The promising career of former Kansas City Royal slugger Willie Mays Aikens quickly turned disastrous because of drug addiction.

Starring: Michael Beach, Andrea Navedo, Nic Bishop, Amin Joseph, LisaRaye McCoy, Dallas Dupree Young, Tyler Merritt, Clark Sarullo, Jermaine Rivers, Kaleina Cordova ..
Directed by: Marcel Sarmiento
Release date: 2022-07-15

Meltdown: Three Mile Island

6.8/10 IMDB

Insiders recount the events, controversies and effects of the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania.

Starring: Dick Thornburgh, Paul Critchlow, Bill Scranton, Ira Rosen, Michio Kaku, Robert Reid, Jimmy Carter, Lake H. Barrett, Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas ..
Directed by: Kief Davidson
Release date: 2022-05-04

Hostile Territory

4.3/10 IMDB

Former P.O.W. Jack Calgrove moves Heaven and Earth to be reunited with his children following the Civil War. After returning home, Jack discovers that his wife has tragically died and his children, presumed to be orphans, are heading deep into the West on a train crossing enemy lines, with the intent of being placed into new homes. Calgrove and another soldier team up with a troop of Native American sharpshooters and a freed slave as they try to stop the train.

Starring: Brian Presley, Matt McCoy, Brad Leland, Brea Bee, Lew Temple, Craig Tate, Cooper North, Natalie Whittle ..
Directed by: Brian Presley
Release date: 2022-04-22
Best History Movies of This Year: Rise of the Nazis: Dictators at War

Rise of the Nazis: Dictators at War

8.7/10 IMDB

Rise of the Nazis is a powerful and resonant three-part series that looks at the story of what many see as the defining conflict of the Second World War – the Eastern Front.

Release date: 2022-02-14

Werewolf Castle

4.0/10 IMDB

When a pack of werewolves attack a medieval village, Thorfinn, whose lover perished in the attack, joins knights Thomas, Osmund, Hamelin, and Hal Skullsplitter as they lead the fight back against the vicious lycanthropes.

Starring: Derek Nelson, James Swanton, Ricardo Freitas, Greg Draven, Jake Watkins, Tim Cartwright, Emma Spurgin Hussey, Peter Lofsgard, Reece Connolly, Jay O'Connell ..
Directed by: Charlie Steeds
Release date: 2022-01-31


8.4/10 IMDB

Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku shattered records and brought surfing to the world while overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges. Waterman explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing, following the sport’s first-time inclusion in this year’s Summer Olympics – a fitting tribute to his work promoting the sport around the globe.

Starring: Duke Kahanamoku, Jason Momoa, Carissa Moore, Kelia Moniz, Ha'a Keaulana, Ellie Kahanamoku, Katherine Zuckerman, Kelly Slater, Laird Hamilton ..
Directed by: Isaac Halisima
Release date: 2022-04-01
Best History Movies of This Year: Life After Life

Life After Life

7.3/10 IMDB

Ursula Todd dies one night in 1910 before she can draw her first breath. On that same night in 1910, Ursula is born and survives

Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Isla Johnston ..
Directed by: John Crowley
Release date: 2022-04-19

Plague at the Golden Gate

7.6/10 IMDB

Discover how the 1900 outbreak of bubonic plague set off feat and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco. A fascinating medical mystery and timely examination of the relationship between the medical community, city powerbrokers and the Chinese-American community, Plague at the Golden Gate tells the gripping story of the race against time to save San Francisco and the nation from the deadly plague.

Directed by: Li-Shun Yu, Li-Shin Yu
Release date: 2022-05-24

Flood in the Desert

7.3/10 IMDB

Explore the 1928 collapse of the St. Francis Dam, the second deadliest disaster in California history. A colossal engineering and human failure, the dam was built by William Mulholland, a self-taught engineer who ensured the growth of Los Angeles by bringing the city water via aqueduct. The catastrophe killed more than 400 people and destroyed millions of dollars of property.

Directed by: Rob Rapley
Release date: 2022-05-03

After Jackie

7.0/10 IMDB

After Jackie celebrates the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s integration into Major League Baseball. Robinson opened the door for other African Americans to join the league and this documentary taps into key people and events in the aftermath.

Starring: Jackie Robinson, Tim McCarver, Ken Griffey, Jr., Joe Torre, Mookie Betts, CC Sabathia, Al Downing, Dave Roberts ..
Directed by: Andre Gaines
Release date: 2022-06-18
Best History Movies of This Year: Hill of Vision

Hill of Vision

4.7/10 IMDB

Italy, WWII. After his anti-fascist mother is arrested, Mario spends his childhood on the streets. In 1947 they are miraculously reunited and start a new life in America. Based on the life of Mario Capecchi, 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Starring: Laura Haddock, Edward Holcroft, Elisa Lasowski, Jake Donald-Crookes, Lorenzo Ciamei, Rosa Diletta Rossi, Francesco Montanari, Sofia D'Elia, Ruben Buccella, Elisabeth Kanettis ..
Directed by: Roberto Faenza
Release date: 2022-03-26
Best History Movies of This Year: Laleh


5.9/10 IMDB

Laleh is a true story of a young woman in post-revolution Iran, struggling against all odds to break through in one of the most male dominated sports worldwide.

Starring: Sara Amiri, Mitra Hajjar, Homayoun Ershadi, Iraj Nozari, Leila Otadi, Nicholas Guilak ..
Directed by: Essy Niknejad
Release date: 2022-03-18

Gensan Punch

5.4/10 IMDB

Nao Tsuyama, a disabled athlete, refuses to let his articifical leg hinder his dream to become a professional boxer. His remarkable journey takes him from Japan to the Philippines, and specifically the celebrated ‘Gensan’ quarter which has spawned worldwide stars such as the legendary Manny Pacquiao.

Starring: Shogen, Ronnie Lazaro, Beauty Gonzalez, Kaho Minami, Jeffrey Rowe ..
Directed by: Brillante Mendoza
Release date: 2022-06-10
Best History Movies of This Year: One Drift and We All Go Home

One Drift and We All Go Home

0.0/10 IMDB

Kenai, Alaska. July 1998. Commercial fishing has been closed for nine days. Dozens of workers have lost nearly an entire year's income waiting for regulations to lift... all while a nearby tourist spot teems with joyfully unregulated sportfishermen.

Starring: Thom Hilton, "Timebomb" Tom Hilton, Bob Backman, Chester Dahl, Lisa Davis, Terri Findley, "Torch" Findley, Jason Hawkins, Petey Huddleston, Mark Ihander ..
Directed by: Thom Hilton, "Timebomb" Tom Hilton
Release date: 2022-03-25
Best History Movies of This Year: The Golden Bull

The Golden Bull

0.0/10 IMDB

Valentine Gallardo, a Mexican matador is torn between the love of his life and his love for bullfighting after having a near-death injury in his last fight. Valentin has to come to terms with what is truly important to him, family or fame.

Starring: Rogelio Camarillo, Elizabeth Selby, Silviano Tanori, Sylvia Chimbo, Julio Garcia ..
Directed by: Pedro Pérez Nuñez
Release date: 2022-03-19

SpiderHam Lincoln: Rise of Ping-Pong

0.0/10 IMDB

When President Abraham Lincoln discovers a group of villians plotting to destroy fashion, he decides that he needs to get history's strongest heros together to destroy them.

Starring: Korey Scott, Nicola Olesiak, William McLean, Leo Tooze, Harry Tidmarsh, Oliver James, Anthony Southwell, Jess Lee, Patricia Nowak, Seb Schmidt ..
Directed by: Korey Scott
Release date: 2022-05-07

On the Trail of UFOs: Night Visitors

5.7/10 IMDB

In the 1960s the cattle mutilation phenomenon became a widespread concern across the American west. Cases erupted around states like Wyoming, South Dakota and Colorado of livestock being preyed upon in ways that puzzled even established scientists. Today, cattle mutilations are thought to go hand in hand with mysterious objects in the skies (commonly referred to as UFOs or UAPs) and that’s what first brought indie documentary crew Small Town Monsters and investigator Shannon LeGro to the Miller Ranch in southern Colorado.

Starring: Seth Breedlove, Shannon Legro ..
Directed by: Seth Breedlove
Release date: 2022-04-05
Best History Movies of This Year: When I Get Grown - Reflections of a Freedom Rider

When I Get Grown - Reflections of a Freedom Rider

0.0/10 IMDB

Trauma experienced by a seven-year-old sets him on a course to become a civil rights legend and change the course of a nation.

Starring: Bernard LaFayette Jr. ..
Directed by: Chris Preitauer
Release date: 2022-06-23
Best History Movies of This Year: Tonight's the Night!

Tonight's the Night!

0.0/10 IMDB

The Year is 1966, a Boy and a Girl get ready for their date together

Starring: Jacob Mcclean, Abby, Abbie May Wilson ..
Directed by: Jacob Mcclean
Release date: 2022-02-14

Forbidden Knowledge: Alien Artifacts

0.0/10 IMDB

Shocking new evidence of highly advanced civilizations mounts as previously unexplored regions of the earth reveal mind boggling artifacts that defy all convention and utterly mystify today's academic and scientific factions. It's clear there are massive gaps between our current understanding of the cosmos and the origins of humanity and that of ancient civilizations that existed before "recorded history". Experience unprecedented relics and artifacts that force us to re-evaluate the mainstream dogma of who we are and where we came from.

Starring: Steve Mera, Charles Thompsen ..
Directed by: O.H. Krill
Release date: 2022-06-08

Minions: Rise of Yeat

0.0/10 IMDB

Yeat joins Kevin, Bob, Stuart, and Otto to fight lean minions

Starring: Tom Hanks, Song Kang-ho, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Quentin Tarantino ..
Directed by: Cole Bennett
Release date: 2022-06-28

Shackleton's Endurance: The Lost Ice Ship Found

0.0/10 IMDB

Following the recent news of the history-making discovery of Shackleton’s ship The Endurance, Shackleton’s Endurance: The Lost Ice Ship Found will serve as a definitive look at Sir Ernest Shackleton’s historic and ill-fated 1914 Antarctic expedition resulting in the loss of his highly revered ship, Endurance, as well as maritime archaeologists’ relentless mission to find this holy grail of shipwrecks.

Release date: 2022-03-22

We Will See Tomorrow

0.0/10 IMDB

Preserving American Jazz and the efforts of Dr. Albert Vollmer for his life's work in honoring Jazz's Senior Citizenry through the founding of the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band. Founded in 1973 by trombonist Clyde Bernhardt and jazz aficionado Albert Vollmer, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band became the world's most authentic swing band. It stars veteran jazz and blues musicians (64 to 96 years old) whose roots reach back to the classic period of the 20's and 30's. These 'originals' actually did 'jump' at the Woodside and 'stomp' at the Savoy, with Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton

Directed by: Yuliya Tikhonova
Release date: 2022-01-01
Best History Movies of This Year: Mac Tonight

Mac Tonight

0.0/10 IMDB

EmpLemon covers the rise and fall of one of McDonald's most iconic mascots.

Starring: Aaron Lemos ..
Directed by: Aaron Lemos
Release date: 2022-03-12
Best History Movies of This Year: Czechs in Chicago

Czechs in Chicago

0.0/10 IMDB

The story of the Czech immigrant experience in Chicago, past and present. Spanning nearly two centuries of turbulent times, it shows how the Bohemians helped build and shape the city, and what Chicago did in turn, to empower them to thrive in a new land and help establish a free and sovereign Czechoslovakia

Directed by: Susan Marcinkus
Release date: 2022-05-20
Best History Movies of This Year: China's Warrior Queen

China's Warrior Queen

7.7/10 IMDB

Over 3,500 years ago, the powerful Shang Dynasty emerged from the Central Chinese plains. Their armies were led by a fierce and brilliant young general - her name was Fu Hao.

Starring: Yi Zha, Fang Shuai, Xin Xing ..
Directed by: Wu Qi
Release date: 2022-03-21
Best History Movies of This Year: The Arrival of Cinema at the Station

The Arrival of Cinema at the Station

0.0/10 IMDB

A dramatized reenactment of the events surrounding the first showing of "The Arrival of a Train at the Station" by the Lumiere brothers.

Starring: Paul Tirado, Evan Parish, Amanda McConnell, Kostya Tyoschin, Hannah Nicholls, Palmer Wells, Avery Beutel, Sadie Sachs Sullivan, Callum McKean, Jonah Barlett ..
Directed by: Paul Tirado, Evan Parish
Release date: 2022-06-22

The Legend of King Kong

0.0/10 IMDB

You think you know Kong? Think again. Explore the wonders of Skull Island with over 30 interviews compiled by director Tom Grove. With a run time of 250 minutes, this docu-series goes into detail about every aspect of Kong's cinematic history.

Starring: T.J. Storm, Jason Liles, Bruce Vilanch, Eden Gamliel, David Sobolov, Jack O'Halloran, Lee Tockar, Steve Sanders, Panta Mosleh, John Baker ..
Directed by: Tom Grove
Release date: 2022-03-27

In Search of Him

0.0/10 IMDB

A pathetic, pretentious film student and a crazed clergyman search for an infamous lost gay porno about Jesus.

Starring: Austin Brooks, Chandler Jackson, J. D. Sturman, Tristan McMorran, Kaitlyn Mearing, Ben Jackson, Collin Jackson ..
Directed by: Collin Jackson
Release date: 2022-05-13
Best History Movies of This Year: Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers

Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers

0.0/10 IMDB

As the United States recovered from the bloody aftermath of the Civil War, Congress passed the Reorganization Act in 1866, that created the first-ever all-Black peacetime regiments. These six regiments would be reduced to four – the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 24th and 25th Infantry – and soon earn the moniker Buffalo Soldiers. Although they never received the true and full recognition they deserved, Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers, will tell their remarkable story of their valor, bravery, and service. From the complicated skirmishes in the Southwest against Native Americans to the heroic battles on foreign soil to the ongoing fight to be treated as first-class citizens, the Buffalo Soldiers served with pride, dignity, and belief in defending a free America.

Starring: Blair Underwood ..
Release date: 2022-05-31
Best History Movies of This Year: ROY G BIV


0.0/10 IMDB

ROY G BIV re-creates [sic] a gallery in the Philadelphia Museum of Art–the Artist’s hometown museum–that houses sculptures by Constantin Brancusi. Da Corte plays four characters in the video: the artist Marcel Duchamp; Duchamp’s female alter ego, Rrose Sélavy; Duchamp dressed as the Joker in Tim Burton’s 1989 film Batman; and one of two figures in Brancusi’s sculpture The Kiss (1916), who comes to life via stop motion animation. The accumulation of color and eventual emancipation of The Kiss is central to this story of love, loss, and transformation. [Overview courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art]

Directed by: Alex Da Corte
Release date: 2022-04-06
Best History Movies of This Year: Thy Name is Suffering

Thy Name is Suffering

0.0/10 IMDB

Encounters at the edges of imperialism. An experimental documentary concerning mega-corp Foxconn's Wisconsin Deal.

Directed by: Dan Black
Release date: 2022-04-30
Best History Movies of This Year: Daisho


0.0/10 IMDB

Release date: 2022-07-25

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