From War Dramas to Biographical Romances, Travel Back in Time With These Historical Films on Netflix

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For all the history buffs out there, Netflix has many period films that bring the drama and detailed storylines worthy of a binge session. So look no further as we point you toward some of the best history movies on the streaming platform.

From Roman rivalry and royal romance to wars and change-making events, the past is packed with stories so rich that filmmakers had to borrow them and turn them into blockbuster movies – and Netflix’s catalog has some of the best historical movies around. Whether it’s a reimagined look at Ted Bundy’s life in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” the moving and ever-shocking stories of World War II that catch your imagination, or the inspirational true story of soccer great Pelé, some of these history movies that have an eye on the past can be found right on Netflix.

So scroll ahead to check out some of the biggest, most compelling, and most captivating historical movies currently streaming on Netflix.

Additional reporting by Lauren Harano, Haley Lyndes, Corinne Sullivan, Kalyn Womack, Naomi Parris, and Njera Perkins

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