The best movies in genre History

List of the 10 best movies in genre History, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
The King Is Dancing (Le roi danse)
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The King Is Dancing (Le roi danse)

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ouis XIV, the French sun-king has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer

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The Passion of Joan of Arc (La passion de Jeanne d'Arc)
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The Passion of Joan of Arc (La passion de Jeanne d'Arc)

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he Passion of Joan of Arc is the masterpiece from Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer that depicts the story of French martyr Joan from Orleans seven years after her canonization from the catholic church.

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Friend (Shok)
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Friend (Shok)

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he friendship of two boys is tested to its limits as they battle for survival during the Kosovo war.

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The Silent Village
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The Silent Village

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he true story of the massacre of a small Czech village by the Nazis is retold as if it happened in Wales.

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Schindler's List
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Schindler's List

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old from the perspective of businessman Oskar Schindler who saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory. Schindler’s List is based on a true story, illustrated in black and white and controversially filmed in many original locations.

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Michael the Brave (Mihai Viteazul)
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Michael the Brave (Mihai Viteazul)

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n epic fresco depicting the reign (1593-1601) of Mihai Pätrascu (better known as "Mihai Viteazul" / "Michael the Brave"), the famous prince who united the three provinces: Transalpine Vallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia, into the country of Romania, at the end of the 16th century (1599-1601) against the opposition of the Ottoman and Austrian Empires, this movie features large scale battle scenes mixed with political intrigues, murderous treachery, and family drama.

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Horror in the East: Japan and the Atrocities of World War II (Horror in the East)
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Horror in the East: Japan and the Atrocities of World War II (Horror in the East)

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wo-part documentary on Japan at war, examining the Japanese treatment of Allied prisoners of war. Turning Against the West Using Japanese archive footage and interviews with both prisoners and their guards, this film investigates why, having treated their POW's comparatively well during World War I, their attitudes had altered so dramatically by World War II Death Before Surrender Conclusion of a two-part documentary on Japan at war, examining why, when the Second World War turned against Japan, so many Japanese soldiers chose death rather than surrender. Archive footage and interviews with veterans form a comprehensive portrait of a nation in crisis, revealing how Japan's inability to surrender would have terrible consequences for all the countries touched by the war in the East

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Guillaume - La jeunesse du conquérant (Guillaume, la jeunesse du conquerant)
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Guillaume - La jeunesse du conquérant (Guillaume, la jeunesse du conquerant)

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Baahubali: The Beginning (Bahubali: The Beginning)
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Baahubali: The Beginning (Bahubali: The Beginning)

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muggled out of the kingdom of Mahishmati as a baby and raised by tribal people in a village located at the foot of a waterfall, Shivudu (Prabhas) is the Bahubali, a human with god-like strength and valor. After repeated attempts to scale the mountains and climb up to the top of the waterfall, Shiva finally achieves his goal, only to encounter Avanthika (Tamannaah), a female warrior and member of a rebel group. He falls in love with Avanthika. Avanthika leads Shiva to his destiny beyond the walls of Mahishmati, where despotic king Bhallala Dev (Rana Daggubati) is installing a 100-foot gold statue of himself. Shiva is royalty and heir to the Mahishmati kingdom. Son of the noble king Amarendra Baahubali (Prabhas in a dual role) and queen Devasena (Anushka Shetty), he is destined to fight the evil king Bhallala Deva, who tortured his parents and forcefully seized their kingdom.

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Khan Asparukh - Part I - Phanagoria (Aszparuh)
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Khan Asparukh - Part I - Phanagoria (Aszparuh)

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he first part of the film trilogy about the events before creation of the Bulgarian state in the middle of the VII century. Volga Bulgaria is straining under the attacks of the Khazars. Following the testament of his father, the sons of Khan Kubrat looking for a new home for their tribes. The youngest of them - Asparukh, wander 20 years in search of "land forever" for his people and reaches the mouth of the Danube. The film is narrated by captured Byzantine chronicler Belisarius, which should Asparukh in his journeys. Byzantine witnessed the heroic efforts of the Bulgarians to win the land south of the Danube and to create their new country.

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