2017 History Movies

Dunkirk (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Drama, History

Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

The Lost City of Z (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically-scaled tale of courage and obsession, told in Gray’s classic filmmaking style, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and those individuals driven to achieve greatness at any cost.

Detroit (2017)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Drama, History, Thriller

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizen uprisings in the United States’ history.

The Papers (2017)

  • Genre: Drama, History

A historical drama detailing the Washington Post’s investigation of the Pentagon Papers in the 1970s. Artwork is from Bridge of Spies (2015).

The Promise (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Drama, History

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris – a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Darkest Hour (2017)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face his most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Biography, Drama, History

The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

Victoria & Abdul (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Based on a true story.