Historical Movies

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Hotel Mumbai 2019 Completed

Recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumba… more

Recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Dev Patel) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi) is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.

Midway 2019 Post-Production

The four-day battle in 1942 took place six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl… more

The four-day battle in 1942 took place six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, and saw the U.S. Navy decisively defeat an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Locations: CA - Unknown; US - Hawaii

The Aeronauts 2019 Completed

Follows balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher… more

Follows balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) who, in 1862, embarked on an extraordinary journey to discover the secrets of the heavens. In the process, they flew higher in an open balloon than anyone had before or has since. They made breathtaking discoveries, but as they ascended to the highest points of the atmosphere, they were forced into an epic fight for survival.

Company: Amazon Studios

The Current War 2019 Completed

Set in the late 1880s, The Current War details the rivalry between Thomas Edison… more

Set in the late 1880s, The Current War details the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse and the race to create a marketable and sustainable electricity system. Edison championed the use of a direct current for electric power distribution over an alternating current, which was backed by Westinghouse Electric and a host of European companies.

Company: 101 Studios

Mary Magdalene 2019 Completed

Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix star in the moving story of a miraculous woman dri… more

Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix star in the moving story of a miraculous woman driven by her faith to follow Jesus.

Never Look Away 2019

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, the film tell… more

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, the film tells the story of a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie's father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter's choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago...

Portrait of a Lady on Fire 2019 Completed

Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding p… more

Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.

Companies: Lilies Films; NEON

Lincoln 2012 Completed

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in Linc… more

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Locations: US - Illinois; US - Virginia

Harriet 2019 Post-Production

Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and later helps free dozens of people from s… more

Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and later helps free dozens of people from servitude with the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity. She also serves as a spy for the Union and also fights for a woman’s right to vote.

Operation Finale 2018 Completed

Fifteen years after the end of World War II, acting on irrefutable evidence, a t… more

Fifteen years after the end of World War II, acting on irrefutable evidence, a top-secret team of Israeli agents travel to Argentina where Eichmann (Kingsley) has been in hiding together with his family under an alias Ricardo Klement and execute an extremely dangerous abduction. In attempting to sneak him out of Argentina to stand trial in Israel while being pursued by the country’s right-wing forces, agent Peter Malkin (Isaac) is forced to engage Eichmann in an intense and gripping game of cat-and-mouse with life-and-death stakes.

Churchill 2017 Completed

Tensions mount for the beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Bri… more

Tensions mount for the beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) in the days leading up to infamous Allied D-Day landings in Normandy, France in June, 1944. Fearful of repeating his deadly mistakes from World War I in the Battle of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with his historical destiny, Churchill is reluctant to embark on the large-scale campaign, one that the entire war effort hinges upon. Clashing with his Allied political opponents U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower (John Slattery) and British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery (Julian Wadham), the troubled Churchill receives support and devotion from his wife, the brilliant and unflappable Clementine Churchill (Miranda Richardson).

Sunset 2019 Completed

1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe as World War I approaches. The young Iris… more

1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe as World War I approaches. The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital with high hopes to work as a milliner at Leiter, the legendary hat store that once belonged to her late parents; but she is quickly sent away by the new owner, Oszkár Brill. While preparations are under way at the store to host important wealthy, royal guests, a man abruptly comes to Irisz looking for Kálmán Leiter, who he says is her brother. Refusing to leave the city, the young woman follows Kálmán’s tracks, her only link to a lost past. Her quest brings her through the dark, dusty streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.

The Guernsey Literary a... 2018 Completed

The story follows a writer, as she forms an unexpected bond with the residents o… more

The story follows a writer, as she forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

Free State of Jones 2016 Completed

Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells… more

Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

Peterloo 2019 Completed

Chronicles the 1819 massacre by British government forces at a peaceful pro-demo… more

Chronicles the 1819 massacre by British government forces at a peaceful pro-democracy rally. Some 700 working people were injured and 18 killed during the incident in Manchester.

They Shall Not Grow Old 2018 Completed

The acclaimed documentary is an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of… more

The acclaimed documentary is an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented as the world has never seen. By utilizing state-of-the-art restoration, colorization and 3D technologies, and pulling from 600 hours of BBC archival interviews, Jackson puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it.

Sgt. Stubby: An America... 2018 Completed

The true story of a stray bull terrier mutt and the lasting bond he forged with… more

The true story of a stray bull terrier mutt and the lasting bond he forged with the doughboys of the 26th “Yankee” Division at the onset of America’s entry into World War I. For his valorous actions, Stubby was the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in U.S. Army history.

Company: Fun Academy

Day of the Falcon 2013 Completed

Starring Antonio Banderas (Desperado), Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty), Freida Pi… more

Starring Antonio Banderas (Desperado), Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Tahar Rahim (The Eagle), Day of the Falcon is an epic film that tackles honor, greed, betrayal and love between rival kingdoms. Just as the two groups cease to fight after years of bloodshed, oil is discovered between their territories, reigniting their once violent past. It’s now up to their children—young lovers who married in hopes of bringing the families together—to find a way to end the violence and to bring peace to the land.

Ephraim's Rescue 2013 Completed

From T.C. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, co… more

From T.C. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, comes the heroic true story of a simple man who was called to do the work of angels. Ephraim’s Rescue relates the story of Ephraim Hanks: a rescuer of the Martin Handcart company.

Follow Ephraim as his adventures lead him to join the Mormon Church and to ultimately lead one of the most heroic rescues in American history. With a unique desire to help and strengthen others, Ephraim learns that each choice we make can prepare us for what lies ahead. He discovers, through it all, that decisions determine destiny.