From Schindler’s List to Free State of Jones, Hollywood has pushed out some impressive historical dramas. 

Here are some great historical movies for junior high and high school.

Most are under the R rating (There are a few exceptions that are noted as R), and none have graphic sexual content or an obsessive amount of profanity.

Additionally, all are engaging and handle violence realistically without being gory.

Swipe up to read why I believe a fictional movie or a “based on a true story” movie can be beneficial for learning history.

Not all historical or all biblical movies are 100% accurate. Still, these movies are a great spring broad for discussion.

Make a movie night educational with this list of historical movies for middle and high schoolers.