Historical Filmography

 

A historical film is a fiction film showing past events or set within a historical period. This extensive genre shares territory with the biopic, costume drama, heritage film, and epic film.  According to Encyclopedia.com, the historical genre is composed of dramatic feature films in which the primary plot is based on actual historical events, or in which an imagined plot unfolds in such a way that actual historical events are central and intrinsic to the story. This broad, plot-based characterization of the genre captures the specific and unique character of the historical film, which depends for its meaning and significance on an order of events—historical events—that exist outside the imaginative world of the film itself.

10,000 BLACK MEN NAMED GEORGE (2002)
12 YEARS A SLAVE (2013)
ADIOS AMIGO (1976)
AFFAIR, THE (1995)
AMISTAD (1997)
ASSAULT AT WEST POINT: THE COURT-MARTIAL OF JOHNSON WHITTAKER (1994)
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN, THE (1974)
BACKSTAIRS AT THE WHITE HOUSE (1979)
BAND OF ANGELS (1957)
BELOVED (1998)
BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STARS & MOTOR KINGS (1976)
BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (2016)
BLACKSNAKE! (1973)
BOOK OF NEGROES, THE (2015)
BROTHER FUTURE (1991)
BUCK AND THE PREACHER (1972)
BUFFALO SOLDIERS (1997)
CHARLOTTE FORTEN’S MISSION: EXPERIMENT IN FREEDOM (1985)
CHEROKEE KID, THE (1996)
COMPENSATION (1999)
COURAGE TO LOVE, THE (2000)
CRISIS AT CENTRAL HIGH (1981)
DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1991)
DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012)
DRUM (1976)
FEAST OF ALL SAINTS (2001)
FREE STATE OF JONES, THE (2016)
FREEDOM (2014)
FREEDOM ROAD (1979)
GLORY (1989)
MANDINGO (1973)
NIGHTJOHN (1996)
RAGTIME (1981)
RED TAILS (2012)
RETRIEVAL, THE (2014)
ROOTS (1977)
ROOTS (2016)
ROOTS: THE GIFT (1988)
ROOTS: THE NEXT GENERATION (1979)
ROSEWOOD (1997)
SANKOFA (1993)
SELMA (2014)
SELMA LORD SELMA (1991)
SERGEANT RUTLEDGE (1960)
SOLOMON & SHEBA (1995)
SOUL OF NIGGER CHARLEY, THE (1973)
THOMASINE & BUSHROD (1974)
WOMAN CALLED MOSES, A (1978)