My Favorite Historical Movies

Okay so if you don’t know by now I’m a huge history nerd. And honestly – I have no shame about it! When I met Dane and realized he shared my interest in history, museums and wars, in particular – I knew we were a match made in heaven…HA! Given this love, it seems obvious that we both enjoy watching movies with historical ties, ones that are based off true events and war epics. Sometimes when I post on my Instagram stories what movies we are watching people are a little surprised by our choices, but here I am telling you all on the world wide web…I would rather watch a movie about something in history than a comedy or romantic feature film any day of the week.

Anyway, I figured it was time I share my top ten, right? Right!

TOP TEN MUST WATCH HISTORY MOVIES - My Favorite Historical Movies - Communikait

In no particular order, my favorite historical movies…

1. The Zookeeper’s Wife

THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE - My Favorite Historical Movies - Communikait

2. Boy In The Striped Pajamas

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas - My Favorite Historical Movies - Communikait

3. The Patriot

The Patriot - My Favorite Historical Movies - Communikait

4. We Were Soldiers

We Were Soldiers - My Favorite Historical Movies - Communikait

5. The Pianist

The Pianist - My Favorite Historical Movies - Communikait

6. The King’s Speech

The Kings Speech - My Favorite Historical Movies - Communikait

7. Schindler’s List

Schindler's List - My Favorite Historical Movies - Communikait

8. Dunkirk

Dunkirk Movie - IMAX - Communikait

9. Valkyrie

Valkyrie - My Favorite Historical Movies - Communikait

10. Casablanca

Casablanca - My Favorite Historical Movies - Communikait

As I was making this list, I realized that it’s really freaking hard to narrow down my favorites! In fact, this list could have probably been my top 20 favorites and I would still have some I missed.ย What are your favorite movies to watch? If you’re a fellow history buff, did I miss one of your favorites?

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  • Lauren

    Have you guys been watching the Ken Burns Vietnam special on PBS? Oh my … i love history too, movies, documentaries, you name it, and this is one of the best I’ve seen. It’s borderline embarrassing how much i DIDNT know about Vietnam. SO good.

    • Kait

      oh my gosh – YES!! We are only on the second one right now, but IT IS SO GOOD! I’m like you – so much that I didn’t know and I feel pretty embarrassed about. So much to learn! Plus Ken Burns is freaking awesome ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jen

    Yes!!! We Were Soldiers gets me every single time. I have letters that my Uncle sent my Dad from Vietnam, and he let me read them before watching that movie and it put so many things in perspective.

    • Kait

      I bawl like a baby each and every time! WOW – I can imagine those letters put it all into perspective. That is amazing.

  • Jaz

    These are some good ones, I have a few of them on my list of favorite history movies as well as “Glory”, “12 Years a Slave” and “Selma”.

    • Kait

      Selma is PHENOMENAL! I love that movie so much. I think I saw 12 Years A Slave, but now I can’t recall. I know I haven’t seen Glory, so adding it my list now. Thank you for sharing your faves!