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As anyone who has used the streaming service knows, there are a lot of movies on Netflix. So, to avoid being overwhelmed by choice, it's best to go in with a plan. Today, that plan is to find a historical movie on Netflix. Not a documentary. Not a series about a historical event. Not... ooh, what's that? A reality show about hot people not having sex. Stop getting distracted! We're here to look for a feature film about something historical!
Now, that narrows things down quite a bit., but you still have to decide which historical movie is for you. Netflix has quite a few period pieces about British royals. There's also a few films set around World War II. Then there's a movie about a Chilean poet on the run, one about African American singers in the 1950s, a harrowing tale about a young Cambodian girl during the Vietnam War, and a movie about popes — two of 'em.
Click through the slideshow to find out more about 7 historical movies on Netflix, watch their trailers, and see which one is the right fit for you. Is it going to be Denzel Washington's Oscar-nominated role as a civil rights activist or a bunch of people from Downton Abbey reuniting as a literary society — choice is yours.
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