Best History Movies for Families

Historical movies are an entertaining way to understand the past and learn from it to improve our personality, here is the best history movies for families you can enjoy with your kids and never be bored

Historical movies are an entertaining way to understand the past and learn from it to improve our personality, here is the best history movies for families you can enjoy with your kids and never be bored.

The Sound of Music

A musical, and one of the best history movies for families created by Georg Hurdalek, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, directed by Robert Wise, and starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr, Heather Menzies-Urich, Nicholas Hammond, Duane Chase, and Angela Cartwright.

Movie Plot

In the 1930s’ Captain Georg Von Trapp is a solider from Austria, he went to the abbey asking them to send a nanny for his seven children because his wife is dead and he is too busy to take care of them.

At the same time Maria is a young lady who was training to be a nun, but she could not fit all the requirements to achieve her desire, so she was the suitable choice for this mission.

She went to his home and started her job as a nanny, but the kids could not accept her presence and felt unhappy, and tried to find a way to get her fired.

However, Maria is a kind, nice and caring person, and day by day they love and accept her presence in their life, and also in their father’ s life.

Movie Time: 2 hours and 52 minutes.

Movie Type: Biography, Drama and Family.

The prince of Egypt

The movie tells the story of prophet Moses and it is considered as one of the best history movies for families. It’s created by Philip LaZebnik and Nicholas Meyer, directed Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner and Simon Wells, and starring Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Martin Short, Eden Riegel, and Ofra Haza.

Movie Plot

Thousands of years ago, in ancient Egypt, the pharaoh sent his soldiers to find any newborn Jewish male baby and kill them, because he got a prophecy that one of them will be his enemy and defeat him.

At this time Moses was born, and his desperate mother put him in a basket and let him float along the Nile.

The queen finds him, adopts him, and raises him as a prince of Egypt. When he becomes a young man and knows about his Hebrew heritage and becomes a messenger, he faces his destiny with Rameses II.

Movie Time: 1 hours and 39 minutes.

Movie Type: Animation, Adventure and Drama.

prince of Egypt

Sergeant York (best history movies for families)

The movie tells a story with a background of World War I, and it is considered as one of the best historical movies for families. Created by Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee and Howard Koch, Joan Leslie, directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, George Tobias, Stanley Ridges, Margaret Wycherly, Ward Bond, Noah Beery Jr., June Lockhart and Dickie Moore.

Movie Plot

Alvin York is one of the most famous American soldiers that fought in World War I. One day he was struck by lightning and he becomes religious, he felt that it was his duty to serve his country and fight against Germans.

Movie Time: 2 hours and 14 minutes.

Movie Type: Biography, History and Drama.

Mr. Peabody And Sherman

An interesting educational animation movie and one of the best history movies for families created by Jay Ward, Craig Wright and Robert Ben Garant, directed by Rob Minkoff, and starring Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Ariel Winter, and Karan Brar.

Movie Plot

Mr. Peabody is not like any dog, he is a genius, a twice-over Olympic medalist, inventor and businessman. He invents a time machine, and because he feels lonely, he decides to adopt a human boy whose name Sherman.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman used to go back in time to live the most important events that changed the world, and become close to the greatest characters from the past.

When Sherman breaks the rules of time traveling, he causes chaos, and that’s when he and Mr. Peabody have to fix everything and save the future.

Movie Time: 1 hours and 32 minutes.

Movie Type: Animation, Adventure and Comedy.

Newsies (best history movies for families)

One of the best history movies for families starring Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret, David Moscow, Luke Edwards, Max Casella, Gabriel Damon, Joseph Conrad, and Dominic Maldonado, created by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White, and directed by Kenny Ortega.

Movie Plot

It’s 1899. When William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer raise the prices of newspapers, it negatively affects newsboys who are already exploited and poor.

Jack Kelly and David Jacobs arrange a strike for newsboys, and become their voice who stand strong in the face of the powerful.

Movie Time: 2 hours and 1 minutes.

Movie Type: Drama, Family and History.

Remember the Titans

Another one the best historical movies for families Starring Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst, Donald Faison, Ethan Suplee, Craig Kirkwood, Kip Pardue, Hayden Panettiere, Nicole Ari Parker, Kate Bosworth, and Earl Poitier, it is created by Gregory Allen Howard and directed by Boaz Yakin.

Movie Plot

In 1971 in Virginia, the government separated the white American from the black American in their school for centuries, but according to the federal mandate to integrate, the government closed one white and one black school and sent all the students together to T.C. Williams High School.

They measure how successful that experiment will be through the eyes of the football team and their black Coach Herman Boone.

Movie Time: 1 hours and 53 minutes.

Movie Type: Drama, Biography and Sport.

Remember the Titans

Secretariat (best history movies for families)

One of the best history movies for families created by Mike Rich and William Nack, directed by Randall Wallace, and starring Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis, Dylan Walsh, Otto Thorwarth, Fred Thompson, James Cromwell, Scott Glenn, Michael Harding and Richard Fullerton.

Movie Plot

The story happens in 1973 and it is about the Triple Crown winner Penny Chenery, and how she transformed from a simple housewife into a great businesswoman.

After her father became ill, Penny Chenery agrees to take over her place in managing Meadow Stables, she got some help from veteran trainer Lucien Laurin to know everything about horse races and become the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

Movie Time: 2 hours and 3 minutes.

Movie Type: Drama, Biography and Family.

Night at the Museum

All history is here in the Museum of Natural History, it is one of the best history movies for families you can see, created by Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon and Milan Trenc, directed Shawn Levy, and starring Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs, and Jake Cherry.

Movies Plot

Larry Daley is the new night security guard in the Museum of Natural History, he found this job after a series of failing to keeping any job he’s had before, and at last he found himself in this job.

The job is full of surprises and fun, because all the exhibits become very much alive after sun set, could he stay in his new opportunity, or find another one?

Movie Time: 1 hours and 48 minutes.

Movie Type: Adventure, Comedy and Family.

Hanan Hikal
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