Best Hollywood Historical Movies to Watch on OTT Amazon Prime, Netflix and More

We all are eager to know about the past like the world war, the times of the kings, the Life of tribes, and so on. before some years movie directors made some best Historical movies. After watching these types of movies we can know the life of the past and what happened in this world during that time. Yeah, mostly every movie lover like to watch these movies.

Here we are sharing the world’s top-rated historical movies list. If you are looking for these types of movies, you can choose to watch the best Historical movies after watching the movie trailer.

Schindler’s List:-


OTT Platform: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 9/10

Director: Steven Spielberg

The 1993 American historical epic drama film Schindler’s List was produced, directed, and written by Steven Spielberg. It is based on Australian author Thomas Keneally’s nonfiction book Schindler’s Ark from 1982. The movie centres on Oskar Schindler, a German manufacturer who, during World War II, employed more than a thousand predominantly Polish-Jewish immigrants at his factories, preventing them from becoming victims of the Holocaust. It features Ben Kingsley as Schindler’s Jewish accountant Itzhak Stern, Ralph Fiennes as SS officer Amon Göth, and Liam Neeson as Schindler.

Saving Private Ryan:-


OTT Platform: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Director: Steven Spielberg

The 1998 American epic war movie Saving Private Ryan was helmed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. The movie, which is notorious for its violent depictions of battle, is set during the Battle of Normandy in World War II, particularly its portrayal of the Omaha Beach assault during the Normandy landings. The movie centres on the search for Private First Class James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon), the last surviving brother of four paratroopers; the other three brothers were killed in action. The search is led by United States Army Rangers Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) and his team (Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, and Jeremy Davies).

Gladiator:-


OTT Platform: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Director: Ridley Scott

The epic historical drama Gladiator, which Ridley Scott directed in 2000, was written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson. DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures jointly produced and marketed the movie. While Universal Pictures released the movie overseas through United International Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures distributed it in North America. In addition to Oliver Reed (in his penultimate performance), Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel, Richard Harris, and Tommy Flanagan, it also stars Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, and Tommy Flanagan.

Maximus Decimus Meridius, portrayed by Crowe, is a Roman general who is betrayed when Commodus, the ambitious son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, kills his father and takes the throne. After being sold into slavery, Maximus fights his way through the gladiator ranks to exact revenge on those who killed his family and his emperor.

Braveheart:-


OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Director: Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson directs, produces, and stars in the 1995 American epic historical war drama film Braveheart. Sir William Wallace, a Scottish warrior from the late 13th century who commanded the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England, is portrayed by Gibson. Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, and Catherine McCormack are also featured in the movie. Randall Wallace adapted the epic poem The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace, written by Blind Harry in the fifteenth century, for the big screen.

Cinderella Man:-


OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating: 8./10

Director: Ron Howard

The 2005 American biographical sports drama film Cinderella Man, which was based on the life of heavyweight boxing champion James J. Braddock and was directed by Ron Howard, is named after Braddock’s nickname. Producing the movie were Brian Grazer, Penny Marshall, and Howard. Braddock’s moniker is said to have been given to him by Damon Runyon. Starring are Paul Giamatti, Renée Zellweger, and Russell Crowe. Following 2001’s A Beautiful Mind, this is Howard and Crowe’s second collaboration.

The movie garnered mostly favourable reviews and made $108 million against a $88 million budget. Three Oscar nominations were given to it, with Giamatti receiving the Best Supporting Actor nomination.

Titanic:-


OTT Platform: Disney Hotstar

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Director: James Cameron

James Cameron is the director, writer, producer, and co-editor of Titanic, an American epic romance and disaster movie from 1997. It is based on reports of the RMS Titanic’s sinking and combines real and fictional elements. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of various social strata who fall in love aboard the ship during her tragic maiden voyage. Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Victor Garber, and Bill Paxton are among the actors who also appear.

The Right Stuff:-


OTT Platform: Disney Hotstar

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Director: Philip Kaufman

Based on Tom Wolfe’s 1979 novel of the same name, The Right Stuff is a 1983 American epic historical drama film that Philip Kaufman wrote, produced, and directed. In addition to the Mercury Seven, the seven military pilots who were chosen to be the astronauts for Project Mercury, the United States’ first human spaceflight, the movie also follows test pilots from the Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force who were engaged in aeronautical research at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Levon Helm serves as the narration and portrays Air Force test pilot Jack Ridley in the movie, which also stars Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid, and Barbara Hershey.

Apocalypto:-


OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Director: Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson produced, co-wrote, and directed the 2006 Mexican-Guatemalan epic historical adventure movie Apocalypto. Rudy Youngblood, Raoul Trujillo, Mayra Sérbulo, Dalia Hernández, Gerardo Taracena, Rodolfo Palacios, Bernardo Ruiz Juarez, Ammel Rodrigo Mendoza, Ricardo Diaz Mendoza, and Israel Contreras are among the Native American and Indigenous Mexican performers who appear in the movie. The only native people represented in the movie were Maya. All of the speech is in a contemporary rendition of the old language of the setting, much like Gibson’s earlier film The Passion of the Christ.

Black Hawk Down:-


OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Director: Ridley Scott

From a script by Ken Nolan, Black Hawk Down is a war movie from 2001 that was directed, produced, and co-produced by Ridley Scott and Jerry Bruckheimer. The 1993 American military raid in Mogadishu is the subject of journalist Mark Bowden’s nonfiction book of the same name, published in 1999. Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Eric Bana, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner, Jason Isaacs, Sam Shepard, Jeremy Piven, and Tom Hardy—in his first acting role—are among the film’s big ensemble cast members. Minor parts are also played by Orlando Bloom, Ty Burrell, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Apollo 13:-


OTT Platform: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Director: Ron Howard

A 1995 American space docudrama starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris, and Gary Sinise, Apollo 13 was directed by Ron Howard. A dramatisation of the failed Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, the script by William Broyles Jr. and Al Reinert is based on astronauts Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger’s 1994 book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13. The astronauts Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise are seen in the movie flying on Apollo 13, which was to be America’s fifth crewed trip to the Moon and the third to land.

Enemy At The Gates:-


OTT platform: Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

William Craig’s 1973 nonfiction book Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad, which details the events leading up to the Battle of Stalingrad in the winter of 1942–1943, served as the basis for the 2001 war picture Enemy at the Gates, which Jean-Jacques Annaud directed, co-wrote, and produced.

Alain Godard and Annaud wrote the script. Vasily Zaitsev, a sniper who served as a Hero of the Soviet Union during World War II, is a fictionalised version of the movie’s main character. Zaitsev and Major Erwin König, the head of the Wehrmacht’s sniper school, engage in a sniper duel in it.

300:-


OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Director: Zack Snyder

The 1998 Frank Miller and Lynn Varley comic book series of the same name served as the basis for the epic historical action picture 300, which was released in 2006[4][5]. Both are fictitious accounts of the Persian Wars’ Battle of Thermopylae. Zack Snyder, who also co-wrote and directed the movie, worked with Miller as an executive producer and consultant. Superimposition chroma key was primarily used in the filming to mimic the artwork from the original comic book.

Fury:-


OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating:7.5/10

Director: David Ayer

Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pea, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, and Scott Eastwood are among the cast members of the 2014 American war drama Fury, which was written and directed by David Ayer. The movie depicts US tank crews engaged in combat in Germany during the closing days of World War II in Europe. Ayer was motivated by the military duty of veterans in his family as well as reading works like Belton Y. Cooper’s Death Traps, which details the high death rates experienced by tank operators in Europe during World War II by American armoured divisions.

The Hurt Locker:-


OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

The Hurt Locker is an American war thriller movie from 2008 that was written and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Starring in it are Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Christian Camargo, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, and Jeremy Renner. The movie depicts the psychological reactions of an Iraq War explosive ordnance disposal team to the stress of battle as they are targeted by militants. In order to compose the screenplay, Boal drew from his embedded access experience.

Troy:-


OTT Platform: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

The epic historical war movie Troy, which was produced in 2004, was helmed by Wolfgang Petersen and scripted by David Benioff. Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Orlando Bloom are among the cast members of the movie, which was produced by companies in Malta, Mexico, and Britain’s Shepperton Studios. It is loosely based on Homer’s Iliad since it tells the full tale of the ten-year Trojan War in a few of weeks rather than just the conflict between Achilles and Agamemnon in the ninth year.

Along with the rest of the Greek army, Achilles leads the Myrmidons as they invade the Trojan army under Hector, which is defending the ancient city of Troy. As the Iliad ends with Hector’s death and funeral, the film’s conclusion (the sack of Troy) is derived from Quintus Smyrnaeus’ Posthomerica rather than the Iliad.

American Sniper:-


OTT Platform: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Director: Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood and Jason Hall collaborated on the 2014 American biographical war drama film American Sniper. It is partially based on Chris Kyle’s 2012 autobiography American Sniper, which also stars Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The movie chronicles the life of Kyle, who was the deadliest marksman in American military history after participating in four tours of duty in the Iraq War and killing 255 people, 160 of which were certified by the Department of Defense. Although Kyle was praised for his military prowess, his personal and family relationships suffered as a result of his deployments.

Defiance:-


OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Director: Edward Zwick

The setting of Edward Zwick’s 2008 American war movie Defiance is Nazi Germany’s takeover of Belarus. The Bielski partisans, a group commanded by Polish Jewish brothers who protected and recruited Jews in Belarus during the Second World War, were the subject of the 1993 book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec, which served as the inspiration for Clayton Frohman and Zwick’s screenplay. As Tuvia Bielski, Liev Schreiber plays Zus, Jamie Bell plays Asael, and George MacKay plays Aron. Daniel Craig plays Tuvia.

Hercules:-


OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

IMDb Rating: 6/10

Director: Brett Ratner

In the 2014 American action-adventure fantasy movie Hercules, Dwayne Johnson plays the title role. Based on a script by Ryan J. Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos, it is directed by Brett Ratner. Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bols Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Tobias Santelmann, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, Rebecca Ferguson, Irina Shayk, Isaac Andrews, and John Hurt all appear in the movie. It is based on the limited series The Thracian Wars from Steve Moore’s graphic novel Hercules.

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