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The Best US History Movies on Netflix

Looking for US History movies on Netflix? There are some great Movies About American History On Netflix. These history films on Netflix and TV documentaries are a great learning resource any time of year.

American History Movies On Netflix

When you think about US History, some of these events come to mind: Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Louisiana Purchase, Manhattan Project, Vietnam War, Death of Osama bin Laden, Assassination of John F. Kennedy, The American Revolution, and The Civil War.

There are so many titles available on Netflix. Whether you’re looking for a TV show, movie, or documentary, you will likely find it on Netflix. Every genre is covered from Kids to Romantic Comedies to Action & Adventure.

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How to Find American History Movies On Netflix

Although there is not a “US History” category in the Netflix database, after digging through Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, and Biographies, I was able to find a pretty extensive list of titles that pay homage to those who came before us.

I was pleasantly surprised to find dozens of titles that celebrate, highlight, and explore stories surrounding US history that are well known and ones you may have never heard of.

These stories include well-publicized events along with some “unsung” heroes who lived in the shadows. Find a blanket, and a warm beverage, and plan to get cozy as you explore and enjoy this list of binge-worthy titles about US History.

US History Movies on Netflix

Greatest Events of  WWII: In Color

From the attack on Pearl Harbor to D-Day, the most pivotal events of World War II come to life in this vivid docuseries featuring colorized footage.| Stream on Netflix

Dirty Money

From crippling payday loans to cars that cheat emissions tests, this investigative series exposes brazen acts of corporate greed and corruption.| Stream on Netflix

Trump: An American Dream

Friends, associates and critics reveal the truly American story of Donald Trump, the brash businessman who defied the odds to become U.S. president. | Stream on Netflix

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Medal Of Honor

Honoring service members whose courage merited the awarding of a Medal of Honor, this docudrama series re-creates their inspiring true stories. | Stream on Netflix

Anne Frank

Based on the real-life friendship between Anne Frank and Hannah Goslar, from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam to their harrowing reunion in a concentration camp. | Stream on Netflix

Who Killed Malcolm X?

His quest for justice began with Malcolm X. But investigating the civil rights leader's death only exposed more corruption. | Stream on Netflix

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Through a powerful lecture and archival film, civil rights lawyer Jeffery Robinson draws a sobering timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States. | Stream on Netflix 

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Author Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition. | Stream on Netflix 

Hacksaw Ridge

During World War II, Army medic and conscientious objector Desmond Doss becomes an unlikely hero on an Okinawa battlefield without bearing arms. | Stream on Netflix 

Camp Confidential: America's Secret Nazis

In this animated documentary short, WWII vets reveal a secret US military camp near Washington where Jewish soldiers hosted and interrogated Nazi POWs. | Stream on Netflix

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Fear City: New York vs The Mafia

Five Mafia families ruled New York with a bloody fist in the 1970s and '80s, until a group of federal agents tried the unthinkable: taking them down. | Stream on Netflix

The Last Days

This Oscar-winning documentary recounts the harrowing stories of five Hungarian Jews who endured the horrors of the Holocaust and Hitler's reign. | Stream on Netflix

Band of Brothers

The brutal tactics of a drill instructor cause friction with the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division as they prepare for combat in World War II. | Stream on Netflix

How to Find History Movies on Netflix

You can also search for the word history on Netflix. That will show a listing of movies that have the word history in the title or categories about historical topics.

If you like this list, check out 6 Best Political Movies and 21 President Movies to Watch on Netflix.

Do you have any favorite US history movies on Netflix?

I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. I received a complimentary subscription and device. All opinions and selections are my own.

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