1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

There are 97 historical films in this list.

  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • Greed
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Napoleon
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Queen Christina
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Grand Illusion
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Sergeant York
  • The Man in Grey
  • Henry V
  • 1900
  • Aguirre: The Wrath of God
  • All the President's Men
  • Amadeus
  • Andrei Rublev
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • Ben-Hur
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Braveheart
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Caravaggio
  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
  • Chariots of Fire
  • Chimes at Midnight
  • Come and See
  • Das Boot
  • The Elephant Man
  • Europa Europa
  • Forbidden Games
  • Gallipoli
  • Gandhi
  • Gangs of New York
  • The Golden Coach
  • The Great Escape
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part I
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot
  • JFK
  • The Killing Fields
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Little Big Man
  • Man of Iron
  • Man of Marble
  • Mirror
  • Night and Fog
  • No Man's Land
  • Out of Africa
  • Paisan
  • A Passage to India
  • Patton
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • Ran
  • Reds
  • The Right Stuff
  • Roger & Me
  • Russian Ark
  • Salt of the Earth
  • Salvador
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Schindler's List
  • Senso
  • Serpico
  • Shoah
  • Soldier of Orange
  • The Sorrow and the Pity
  • Spartacus
  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Throne of Blood
  • The Tin Drum
  • The Tree of Wooden Clogs
  • The Untouchables
  • Utu
  • Woodstock
  • Z
  • The Gospel According to Matthew
  • Marketa Lazarová
  • The Official Story
  • Rome, Open City
  • Taboo
  • Downfall
  • Hero
  • The King's Speech
  • Of Gods and Men
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence
  • United 93
  • The Devils
  • Christ Stopped at Eboli
  • Les Misérables
  • Lincoln
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Look of Silence
  • Spotlight