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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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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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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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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
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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#405 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #202 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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All the President's Men ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG History Movies
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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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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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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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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#388 of 398 The Greatest Documentaries of All Time #37 of 37 The Best Documentary Movies Streaming on Netflix

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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