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List of the best movies like Darkest Hour (2017): A United Kingdom, The King's Speech, Outlaw King, The King, Conspiracy, Cromwell, Hitler: The Rise of Evil, Seven Years in Tibet, Churchill, Shock and Awe.

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Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:31
CharactersKings, Horses, Photographers, Sisters, Reporters
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Boxing, Passion
PlaceAircraft, Trains, Africa, England, Party
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
Duration01:58
CharactersKings, Disabled people
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Political
PlaceEngland, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Oscars, Fascinating

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:57
CharactersKings, Horses, Knights
PlotWar, On real events, Conspiracies, Uprising
PlaceEngland, Castle, Scotland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Tense

Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, USA, Australia
Duration01:59
CharactersKings, Horses, Knights, Friends, Princesses
PlotLove, War, On real events, Political, Power
PlaceEngland, France
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

England, 15th century. Hal, a capricious prince who lives among the populace far from court, is forced by circumstances to reluctantly accept the throne and become Henry V.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:36
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Political
PlaceGermany, Berlin
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Tense, Intellectual, Depressive

The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking German officials came to the historic and far reaching decision that the Jews of Europe were to be exterminated in what would come to be known as the Holocaust.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersKings, Heroes, Military
PlotRevolution, Political, Intrigue, Uprising, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleEpic, Serious

Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:57
CharactersHitler, Soldier, Lovers
PlotOn real events, Political
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleSerious

This biopic profiles history's most spectacular madman, tracing his journey from humble roots to complete mastery of Germany.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:16
CharactersClimbers
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Political
PlaceMountains, China
TimeWorld War II
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:25
PlotOn real events, Political
TimeWorld War II

A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersJournalists, Soldier, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Weapon, Political, Conspiracies
PlaceIraq, Party, USA, Office
StyleAction, Tense, For men, Disturbing

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration02:27
CharactersLifeguards, Military, Friends, Soldier, Pilots
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Death, Fear
PlaceSea, Ships, England, Warships, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Epic, Best soundtracks, Disturbing

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54
CharactersSpy, Scouts, Programmers, Geniuses, Mathematicians
PlotWar, On real events, Computers
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Intellectual

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:24
CharactersDogs, Teens, Firefighters, Teachers, Strong women
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Death, Chase
PlaceParty, Germany
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleSmart

In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryLebanon, Kuwait, Morocco, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Duration02:57
CharactersAngels, Heroes, Prophets
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Political
PlaceDeserts
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic, Serious

Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Billiards, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft, Germany
TimeWorld War I
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Spend time on both sides of World War I, partly with German flying ace Baron Manfred Von Richthofen (John Phillip Law), aka "The Red Baron," and his colorful "flying circus" of Fokker fighter planes, during the time from his arrival at the war front to his death in combat. On the other side is Roy Brown of the Royal Air Force, sometimes credited with shooting Richthofen down.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotOn real events
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Gloomy

This powerful follow-up to “The Gathering Storm” follows Churchill from 1940 to 1945 as he guided his beleaguered nation through the crucible of the war years--even as his marriage was encountering its own struggles.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:29
CharactersTeens, Snipers, Heroes, Military, Alcoholics
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Death
PlaceJapan, Bunker
TimeWorld War II
StylePopular, To cry, Inspirational, Patriotic, Tense

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryRussia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration02:06
CharactersKings, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, On real events, Slavery, Political, Dreams
PlaceMongolia
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating, Epic, Serious, For men

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Czech Republic
Duration02:23
CharactersAnimals, Strong women, Jews, Lions, Smugglers
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceZoos, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think, Touching

The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Political, Uprising
PlaceIslands, Japan, USA, Asia, Korea
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy

The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in flashback as he visits West Point.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:30
CharactersPresidential
PlotWar, On real events, Slavery, Political, Justice
PlaceThe White House, USA
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Tense, Epic

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
CharactersArtists, Lawyers, Sisters, Priests, Farmers
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Motorcycles, Betrayal
PlacePrison, Village, Trains, Court, Mountains
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Makes me think

The story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. Based on real events.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersHorses, Spy, Jews, Special agents, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Soccer, Revenge, Money
PlaceAircraft, Israel
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction

In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration03:10
CharactersKings, Spy, Strong women, Writers, Slaves
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Loneliness, Death, Political
PlaceEngland, Deserts, Turkey
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryNorway, Sweden, Denmark, Republic of Ireland
Duration04:42
CharactersKings, Hitler, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceTrains, Forest, Warships, Norway, Germany
TimeWorld War II, Winter
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

On 9 April 1940, German soldiers arrive in the city of Oslo. The King of Norway faces a choice that will change his country forever. The King's Choice is a story about the three most dramatic days in Norway's history, the royal family's escape and King Haakon's difficult choice after Nazi Germany's invasion of Norway.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
CharactersArtists, Heroes, Jews, Orphans
PlotLove, On real events
TimeWorld War II

The story of mime Marcel Marceau as he works with a group of Jewish boy scouts and the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, Russia, Hungary
CharactersStalin
PlotOn real events, Political, KGB
PlaceRussia, USSR
TimeCold War
StyleFascinating, Serious

The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure
PlaceAsia, Korea
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Serious

Battle Hymn was inspired by the true story of American minister Dean Hess, played here with rare sensitivity by Rock Hudson. A bomber pilot during World War II, Hess inadvertently releases a bomb which destroys a German orphanage. Tortured by guilt, Hess relocates in Korea after the war to offer his services as a missionary. Combining the best elements of Christianity and Eastern spiritualism, Hess establishes a large home for orphans. The preacher's efforts are threatened when the Korean "police action" breaks out in 1950.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration02:13
CharactersHeroes
PlotWar, On real events, Political, Betrayal
PlaceEngland, Ireland
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Gloomy, Epic, Depressive

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, France, Chile, China, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:55
CharactersSnipers, Strong women, Journalists, Presidential, Widows
PlotOn real events, Death, Depression, Political
PlaceAircraft, Cemetery, The White House, Texas, USA
StyleTense, Heartbreaking

An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.





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