Whether true to the letter of the history books or dramatized to some degree the
historical movie helps us as a culture to examine the times that came before. This genre
helps us to get in touch with the past and examine our own times. Closely related to
historical movies is the biopic. Biographies of people, whether famous or not, have always
been a favorite of movie goers. Usually, there is a lot of dramatic license in these films.
If you want the true life story it is rare that it can be found in a film. Some smaller
independent films stick closer to the truth but most of the major studios bend things a
Selected Films of this Genre