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The Best PG History Movies

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List of PG history movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG history movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG History movie of all time is. This list of popular PG history movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG History movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG History films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG History film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This is a list that features movies like The Right Stuff and Chariots of Fire.

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    Chariots of Fire

    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh

    Released1981

    Released1981

    Directed byHugh Hudson

    Directed byHugh Hudson

    Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God,...  more

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    Gandhi

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley

    Released1982

    Released1982

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom's...  more

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    All the President's Men

    Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1976

    Released1976

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl...  more

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    The Right Stuff

    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris

    Released1983

    Released1983

    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

    The Right Stuff is a 1983 American drama film that was adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling 1979 book of the same name about the Navy, Marine and Air Force test pilots who were involved in...  more

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    Apollo 13

    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released1995

    Released1995

    Directed byRon Howard

    Directed byRon Howard

    Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, Jr....  more

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    Mrs Brown

    Gerard Butler, Judi Dench

    Released1997

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Madden

    Directed byJohn Madden

    Mrs Brown, also theatrically released as Her Majesty, Mrs Brown, is a 1997 British drama film starring Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher and Gerard Butler. It was written by...  more

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    Secretariat

    Diane Lane, John Malkovich

    Released2010

    Released2010

    Directed byRandall Wallace

    Directed byRandall Wallace

    Secretariat is a 2010 biographical sports drama film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Randall Wallace. The film chronicles the life of thoroughbred race horse...  more

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    The Elephant Man

    Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt

    Released1980

    Released1980

    Directed byDavid Lynch

    Directed byDavid Lynch

    The Elephant Man is a 1980 American-British biographical film about Joseph Merrick, a severely deformed man in 19th century London. The film was directed by David Lynch and stars John Hurt, Anthony...  more

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    Breaker Morant

    Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown

    Released1980

    Released1980

    Directed byBruce Beresford

    Directed byBruce Beresford

    Breaker Morant is a 1980 Australian film about the 1902 court martial of Breaker Morant, directed by Bruce Beresford and starring British actor Edward Woodward as Harry "Breaker" Morant and Jack...  more
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    Missing

    Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek

    Released1982

    Released1982

    Directed byCosta-Gavras

    Directed byCosta-Gavras

    Missing is a 1982 American drama film directed by Costa-Gavras, starring Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea, and Charles Cioffi. It is based on the true story of American journalist...  more
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    Deep Water

    Tilda Swinton, Simon Russell Beale

    Released2006

    Released2006

    Directed byLouise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell

    Directed byLouise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell

    Deep Water is a documentary film, directed by Jerry Rothwell and Louise Osmond, produced by Jonny Persey, opening in the UK on 15 December 2006. It is based on the true story of Donald Crowhurst and...  more
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    Young Einstein

    Mikey Robins, John Howard

    Released1988

    Released1988

    Directed byYahoo Serious

    Directed byYahoo Serious

    Young Einstein is an Australian comedy film directed by and starring Yahoo Serious, released in 1988. It was based loosely on the life of Albert Einstein, but relocated the theoretical physicist to...  more

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    The Young Victoria

    Emily Blunt, Mark Strong

    Released2009

    Released2009

    Directed byJean-Marc Vallée

    Directed byJean-Marc Vallée

    The Young Victoria is a 2009 British-American period drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and written by Julian Fellowes, based on the early life and reign of Queen Victoria, and her marriage to...  more

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    Anne Frank Remembered

    Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh

    Released1995

    Released1995

    Directed byJon Blair

    Directed byJon Blair

    Anne Frank Remembered is a 1995 documentary film by Jon Blair about the life of the diarist Anne Frank. The documentary was made in association with Anne Frank House, Walt Disney Pictures and the...  more
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    Nicholas and Alexandra

    Laurence Olivier, Brian Cox

    Released1971

    Released1971

    Directed byFranklin J. Schaffner

    Directed byFranklin J. Schaffner

    Nicholas and Alexandra is a 1971 biographical film which partly tells the story of the last ruling Russian monarch, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra. The film was adapted...  more
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    The Art of the Steal is a 2009 documentary film directed by Don Argott “…openly, generously pleasurable and inviting… Don Argott’s “Art of the Steal,” energetically traces the history and scandals...  more
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    Good Night, and Good Luck

    George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2005

    Released2005

    Directed byGeorge Clooney

    Directed byGeorge Clooney

    Good Night, and Good Luck. is a 2005 American drama film directed by George Clooney and starring David Strathairn, Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Patricia Clarkson and Jeff Daniels. The movie was...  more

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    Amazing Grace

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon

    Released2006

    Released2006

    Directed byMichael Apted

    Directed byMichael Apted

    Amazing Grace is a 2006 American-British biographical drama film directed by Michael Apted, about the campaign against slave trade in the British Empire, led by William Wilberforce, who was...  more
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    The Greatest Game Ever Played

    Shia LaBeouf, Peyton List

    Released2005

    Released2005

    Directed byBill Paxton

    Directed byBill Paxton

    The Greatest Game Ever Played is a 2005 biographical sports film based on the early life of golf champion Francis Ouimet. The film was directed by Bill Paxton; Shia LaBeouf plays the role of Ouimet....  more

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    Released2000

    Released2000

    Directed byMark Jonathan Harris

    Directed byMark Jonathan Harris

    Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport is the 2000 Academy Award-winning Warner Bros. documentary feature film about the remarkable British rescue operation, known as the...  more

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    Elvira Madigan

    Pia Degermark, Thommy Berggren

    Released1967

    Released1967

    Directed byBo Widerberg

    Directed byBo Widerberg

    Elvira Madigan is a 1967 Swedish film directed by Bo Widerberg, based on the tragedy of the Danish tightrope dancer Hedvig Jensen, working under the stage name of Elvira Madigan at her stepfather's...  more
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    In the Shadow of the Moon is a 2007 British documentary film about the United States' manned missions to the Moon. It premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema...  more
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    The Sorrow and the Pity is a two-part 1969 documentary film by Marcel Ophüls about the collaboration between the Vichy government and Nazi Germany during World War II. The film uses interviews with a...  more
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    Rabbit-Proof Fence

    Kenneth Branagh, Jason Clarke

    Released2002

    Released2002

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

    Rabbit-Proof Fence is a 2002 Australian drama film directed by Phillip Noyce based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara. It is based on a true story concerning the...  more
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    Ghosts of the Abyss is a 2003 documentary film released by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media. It was directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron after his 1997 Oscar-winning film...  more