5 Brilliant Historical Movies With Little to No Violence

5 Brilliant Historical Movies With Little to No Violence
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Because they are not always war- or crime-related.

What serves as an inspiration for filmmakers? The most common answer is history, as it can be a great source of new ideas to use.

Many movies, if not based on true events of the past, are loosely connected to certain characters or events that took place years ago.

However, when we hear the term "historical film," our minds immediately picture an epic war movie or some other violent struggle of marginalized people. While these stories are definitely significant, they are not the only stories that create a worthy cinematic experience.

So here are five remarkable movies that fit into the historical film genre, but are non-violent.

1. Oppenheimer ( 2022)

We'll start with this Oscar-nominated film released in July. Christopher Nolan 's epic movie features Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb. The movie is a three-hour biopic that focuses on the journey of the creator of something as controversial as the atomic bomb.

The film was highly praised by both critics and audiences and grossed over $955 million worldwide on a budget of $180 million, making it the highest-grossing World War II-related film and the highest-grossing film in the biopic genre.

Oppenheimer is the example of the movie that becomes the only thing people talk about upon and after its release.

2. The Queen (2006)

Directed by Stephen Frears and starring Helen Mirren as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, the film follows the events of Princess Diana's death and the royal family's reaction to it, as well as how they deal with the aftermath of the tragedy.

Although there have been many movies and TV shows about the royal family, such as the hugely popular The Crown series, The Queen gives fans a closer look at the inner issues that the family hasn't taken out of the castle. And the Oscar-winning performance of Helen Mirren is not to be forgotten.

3. Frost/Nixon (2008)

Ron Howard's film Frost/Nixon takes audiences on the turbulent journey of Frost's verbal tussle with Nixon and the journalist's ability to speak truth to power in his last of three recording sessions with Nixon.

The performances of Michael Sheen as David Frost and Frank Langella as Richard Nixon are so flawless that the political drama will have you on the edge of your seat as Frost traverses the bumpy road of interviewing the boisterous former president.

4. The King’s Speech (2010)

One of the best Colin Firth movies is definitely this one, directed by Tom Hooper, about the future King of England, George VI, and his efforts to beat a speech impediment with the help of Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue.

Although a few notable events in the movie have been confirmed as never having happened, the heart and mind of King George VI and his handling of his brother's abdication and the start of World War II are largely true to history. And fans of Firth, as well as fans of royal history, will be truly in love with this movie.

5. Hidden Figures (2016)

Many scenes from this movie have even gone viral. The film focuses on the difficulties that people of color faced in the 20th century as they tried to become the rightful part of modern society.

Hidden Figures is the untold story of three black female mathematicians and their work at NASA as the United States shot for the stars.