Top rated morally superior movies that are also like a history lesson

Check out today’s highest ranked morally superior and like a history lesson movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are morally superior and like a history lesson, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Free State of Jones (2016)

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

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2016-06-24 | Action / Drama

Cast

Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    slice of history
  2. Ranked #3 for
    like a history lesson
  3. Ranked #4 for
    recreating

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2 Brave New Land (2000)

Diogo is a cartographer and artist who is encharged to set the new frontiers of Portuguese Colonies in South America. When he reaches the center of the continent, finds apparently nothing but wilderness and ‘uncivilized’ natives with strange ways of living. But Captain Pedro, the rude scout who guides him through the jungle, involves Diogo in an involuntary act of violence which will tie him in an unusual way to that far away country. At the same time, the Portuguese colonists are trying to make peace with Guaicuru Indians (one of the few natives with horse-riding abilities). But peace doesn’t ever have a low price.

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2000-09-07 | History / War

Cast

Diogo Infante, Floriano Peixoto

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rating icon 4.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    high art
  2. Ranked #9 for
    less sympathetic character
  3. Ranked #10 for
    morally superior

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3 Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.

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2004-03-04 | Drama / History

Cast

Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo

Rating

rating icon 7.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with slaughters
  2. Ranked #5 for
    more powerful
  3. Ranked #5 for
    savior

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4 Faberge: A Life of Its Own (2014)

This feature-doc tells the epic story of the Faberge name, from Imperial Russia until the present-day, spanning one hundred and fifty years of turbulent history, romance, artistic development and commercial exploitation. From the bejewel led Easter eggs of the Romanov Tsarinas to the 1970s allure of 'Brut by Faberge' aftershave, and from the Russian revolution to today's high-fashion glitz in New York and London, the film explores a multi-faceted world that began with one man: the prodigiously talented Peter Carl Faberge, Court Jeweler of St Petersburg. Shot at locations across Russia, Europe and USA (including the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II), the film features interview contributions from the world's foremost Faberge authorities, as well as personal reminiscences from Faberge family members.

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2014-04-04 | History / Documentary

Cast

Samuel West

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    directorial flair
  2. Ranked #4 for
    technical mastery
  3. Ranked #6 for
    director with technical expertise

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5 The Rape of Europa (2007)

World War II was not just the most destructive conflict in humanity, it was also the greatest theft in history: lives, families, communities, property, culture and heritage were all stolen. The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

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2007-03-17 | Documentary / History

Cast

Joan Allen

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    fascinating glimpse
  2. Ranked #3 for
    destructive
  3. Ranked #4 for
    fascinating portrait

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6 The Scarlet and the Black (1983)

Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, but O'Flaherty's activities become so large that the Nazi's decide to assassinate him the next time he leaves the Vatican. O'Flaherty continues his work in a variety of disguises. Based on a true story. Written by John Vogel

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1983-02-02 | Drama / History

Cast

Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    arch enemy
  2. Ranked #4 for
    historical interest
  3. Ranked #7 for
    fully rounded

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7 The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)

Amid the bitter divisiveness of the Civil War, Confederate Capt. Robert Adams (Julian Adams) feels the rift within his soul. Steadfastly loyal to the South, Adams also holds an unshakable love for his Northerner wife, Eveline McCord (Gwendolyn Edwards). Based on the true story of Robert Adams and produced by his descendents, this stirring historical drama -- a film festival favorite -- delves into the themes of honor, patriotism and love.

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2005-07-15 | Drama / Action

Cast

Gwendolyn Edwards, Eric Holloway

Rating

rating icon 5.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most puzzling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    acting off cue-card
  3. Ranked #1 for
    honest depiction

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8 Bisbee '17 (2018)

It’s 2017 in Bisbee, Arizona, an old copper-mining town just miles from the Mexican border. The town’s close-knit community prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bisbee’s darkest hour: the infamous Bisbee Deportation of 1917, during which 1,200 striking miners were violently taken from their homes, banished to the middle of the desert, and left to die. Townspeople confront this violent, misunderstood past by staging dramatic recreations of the escalating strike. These dramatized scenes are based on subjective versions of the story and “directed,” in a sense, by residents with conflicting views of the event. Deeply personal segments torn from family history build toward a massive restaging of the deportation itself on the exact day of its 100th anniversary.

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2018-09-05 | Documentary / History

Cast

Fernando Serrano, Laurie Mckenna

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    surrealist imagery
  2. Ranked #19 for
    worth a peek
  3. Ranked #24 for
    small-minded

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9 I Wish I Knew (2010)

Focuses on the people, their stories and architecture spanning from the mid-1800s, when Shanghai was opened as a trading port, to the present day.

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2010-09-24 | Documentary / History

Cast

Cao Yindi, Hsin-i Chang

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    positive impression
  2. Ranked #2 for
    accurate reflection
  3. Ranked #6 for
    with crowning moments

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10 Why We Fight (2005)

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

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2005-01-01 | Documentary / History

Cast

Ken Adelman, John Ashcroft

Rating

rating icon 7.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    consolidating plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    posing questions
  3. Ranked #1 for
    vigilant character

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