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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.

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Chariots of Fire Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm 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 ...more

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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris 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, ...more

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Gandhi Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley, Martin Sheen 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 ...more

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The Right Stuff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG History Movies
The Right Stuff Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid 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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All the President's Men is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG History Movies
All the President's Men Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford 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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Mrs Brown Gerard Butler, Judi Dench, Billy Connolly 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 ...more

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Secretariat Diane Lane, John Malkovich, James Cromwell 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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Deep Water Tilda Swinton, Simon Russell Beale, Jean Badin 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 ...more

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Young Einstein Mikey Robins, John Howard, David Ngoombujarra 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 ...more

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Breaker Morant Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson 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" ...more

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The Elephant Man Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft 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, ...more

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Missing Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron 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 ...more

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In the Shadow of the Moon 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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Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Judi Dench, Lore Segal, Hedy Epstein 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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Good Night, and Good Luck George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels 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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The Young Victoria Emily Blunt, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany 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 ...more

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Nicholas and Alexandra Laurence Olivier, Brian Cox, Ian Holm 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 ...more

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The Greatest Game Ever Played Shia LaBeouf, Peyton List, Joe Jackson 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 ...more

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Amazing Grace Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon, Ioan Gruffudd 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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God Grew Tired of Us God Grew Tired of Us is a 2006 documentary film about three of the "Lost Boys of Sudan", a group of some 25,000 young men who have fled the wars in Sudan since the 1980s, and their ...more

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The Art of the Steal 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 ...more

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Elvira Madigan Pia Degermark, Thommy Berggren, Yvonne Ingdal 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 ...more

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Kagemusha Tatsuya Nakadai, Kenichi Hagiwara, Kaori Momoi Kagemusha is a 1980 film by Akira Kurosawa. In Japanese, kagemusha is a term used to denote a political decoy. It is set in the Sengoku period of Japanese history and tells the story of a ...more

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Rabbit-Proof Fence Kenneth Branagh, Jason Clarke, Deborah Mailman 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 ...more

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The War Room The War Room is a 1993 American documentary film about Bill Clinton's campaign for President of the United States during the 1992 presidential election. It is frequently cited as one of the ...more

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Belizaire the Cajun Robert Duvall, Will Patton, Armand Assante Belizaire the Cajun is a 1986 film directed by Glen Pitre and starring Armand Assante. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival. It chronicles the story ...more

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Passage Nigel Bennett, Patrick Godfrey, Rick Roberts Passage is a 2008 film directed by John Walker.

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Anne Frank Remembered Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh, Joely Richardson 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 ...more

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Ghosts of the Abyss 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 ...more

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Genocide Orson Welles Genocide is a 1981 documentary by Arnold Schwartzman concerning the Holocaust. It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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The Marquise of O Bruno Ganz, Otto Sander, Edda Seippel The Marquise of O is a 1976 film directed by Éric Rohmer. Set in 1799, it tells the story of the Marquise von O, a virtuous widow, who finds herself pregnant and protests her innocence ...more

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Countdown to Zero Countdown to Zero is a documentary film released in 2010 which argues that the likelihood of the use of nuclear weapons has increased since the end of the Cold War due to terrorism, nuclear ...more

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Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey Brian Wilson, Todd Rundgren Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey is a 1993 documentary film directed by Steven M. Martin about the life of Leon Theremin and his invention, the theremin, a pioneering electronic musical ...more

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The Wildest Dream Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman The Wildest Dream is a 2010 documentary adventure biography film written by Richard Bedser, Mark Halliley and Kevin Maher and directed by Anthony Geffen.

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New Year Baby New Year Baby is a 2006 documentary film that tells the story of a family that survived the Cambodian genocide, and started a new life in the United States. The film was directed by Socheata ...more

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The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg is a documentary film directed, produced and written by Aviva Kempner about Hall of Fame first baseman Hank Greenberg of the Detroit Tigers. A Jewish player ...more

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Flock of Dodos is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PG History Movies
Flock of Dodos Michael Behe, Randy Olson, Jack Cashill Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus is a documentary film by American marine biologist and filmmaker Randy Olson. It highlights the debate between proponents of the concept ...more

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Incident at Oglala On June 26, 1975, during a period of high tensions on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, two FBI agents were killed in a shootout with a group of Indians. Although several men were ...more

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Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dowling, Vic Gatto Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 is a 2008 documentary directed by Kevin Rafferty.

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Separate but Equal Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Cleavon Little Separate But Equal is a 1991 American television movie depicting the landmark Supreme Court desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education, based on the phrase "Separate but equal". ...more

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The Sorrow and the Pity 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 ...more

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Briars in the Cotton Patch: The Story of Koinonia Farm Briars in the Cotton Patch: Story of Koinonia Farm is a 2003 documentary film written by Michael Booth and Faith Fuller and directed by Faith Fuller.

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The Master Touch Kirk Douglas, Florinda Bolkan, Giuliano Gemma The Master Touch is a 1972 Italian / West German crime film directed by Michele Lupo starring Kirk Douglas and Florinda Bolkan. The film is also known as A Man to Respect in the Philippines and ...more

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Expo: Magic of the White City Gene Wilder Expo: Magic of the White City is a historical documentary released to DVD on September 13, 2005. Directed by Mark Bussler and narrated by Gene Wilder, the documentary tells the story of ...more