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Top rated stretched to breaking point movies that are also like a history lesson

Check out today’s highest ranked stretched to breaking point and like a history lesson movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are stretched to breaking point and like a history lesson, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country. Maimovie provides context-aware recommendation based on extensive data gathered and analyzed by AI.

Last Update Oct 21 2020

1 Lincoln (2012)

The revealing story of the 16th US 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.

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2012-11-09 | History / Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slice of history
  3. Ranked #1 for
    historical significance

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2 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 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    reconstituting
  2. Ranked #4 for
    lynching
  3. Ranked #4 for
    recreating

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3 The King (2019)

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.

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2019-10-11 | Drama / History

Cast

Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more accurate
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully put together
  3. Ranked #1 for
    excellently portrayal

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4 Agora (2009)

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.

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2009-05-17 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    intolerant
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fanaticism
  3. Ranked #1 for
    reconstituting

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5 The Good Shepherd (2006)

Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. His dedication to his work does not come without a price though, leading him to sacrifice his ideals and eventually his family.

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2006-12-11 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deadly dull
  2. Ranked #2 for
    stone-faced cast
  3. Ranked #3 for
    subdued performance

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6 Glory (1989)

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

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1989-12-15 | Drama / History

Cast

Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    emotive
  2. Ranked #2 for
    gallant
  3. Ranked #2 for
    disciplined

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7 Marie Antoinette (2006)

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

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2006-05-24 | Drama / History

Cast

Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    prideful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sight for sore eyes
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ravishingly beautiful

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8 Troy (2004)

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans.

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2004-05-03 | Adventure / History

Cast

Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with just pretty face
  2. Ranked #1 for
    actress with pretty face
  3. Ranked #1 for
    commanding attention

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9 Hidden Figures (2016)

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

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2016-12-10 | Drama / History

Cast

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    analytic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    crucial
  3. Ranked #1 for
    characters existing in real life

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10 The Irishman (2019)

Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

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2019-11-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    last hurrah
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely nothing happening
  3. Ranked #1 for
    too slow-paced

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