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1.
Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' (2005 Mini-Series)
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The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps. (285 mins.)
 
2.
America: The Story of Us (2010 TV Series)
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A six-night miniseries presenting the history of how the United States was invented, looking at the...
 
3.
The American Revolution (1994 Documentary)
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Thorough documentary of how the American Colonies rebelled against England and the personalities involved in the creation of a new nation. (50 mins.)
 
4.
Ancient Voices (1998 TV Series)
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Learn about 11 different historical mysteries that so many are fascinated by. Learn the difference between Myth and what really happened. (50 mins.)
 
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Days That Shook the World (2003 TV Series)
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Walking with Dinosaurs (1999 TV Series)
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Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI. (180 mins.)
 
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Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001 Mini-Series)
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Using the latest digital technology, the era between the dinosaurs and man is superbly recreated by the BBC and Discovery Channel in another winning production from the coalition. (180 mins.)
 
8.
Walking with Monsters (2005 TV Series)
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A 90-minute documentary about life before the dinosaurs. (87 mins.)
Director: Tim Haines
 
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Walking with Cavemen (2003 TV Series)
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The great follow-up to 'Walking with Dinosaurs' and 'Walking with Beasts', presented by Professor Robert Winston, explains the story of human evolution. (100 mins.)
 
10.
In Europe (2007 TV Series)
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(40 mins.)
 
11.
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995 Documentary)
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A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation... (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Kuran
 
12.
Napoleon (2000 Mini-Series)
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Documentary about the rise and fall of one of the greatest military geniuses of modern times from his Corsican childhood to final exile in St. Helena. (240 mins.)
 
13.
Conquistadors (2000 TV Series)
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This documentary tells the story of the Spanish expeditions in the early sixteenth century that conquests America...
Director: David Wallace
 
14.
The English Civil War (2001 Mini-Series)
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(250 mins.)
Director: Chris Gormlie
 
15.
Byzantium: The Lost Empire (1997 TV Series)
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John Romer recreates the glory and history of Byzantium. From the Hagia Sophia in present-day Istanbul to the looted treasures of the empire now located in St. Marks in Venice.
Stars: John Romer
 
16.
Secret Files of the Inquisition (2006 TV Series)
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Describes the western world's most potent religion, Catholicism, and its determination to maintain power at any cost in medieval France, 15th century Spain, Renaissance Italy and even into the 19th century. Historians, experts and Church authorities advise on the handling of this controversial subject matter. (50 mins.)
“ 04-07-12
An interesting topic which dominated whole countries for 6 or 7 centuries and had a big impact on the world. Stories are told in a nice way, but weren't there more and better stories? ” - klontenkoker
 
17.
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006 Mini-Series)
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A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero. (59 mins.)
 
18.
Pompeii: The Last Day (2003 TV Movie)
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A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. (120 mins.)
Director: Peter Nicholson
 
19.
Last Stand of the 300 (2007 Documentary)
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In the year 480 B.C., the Greeks and the Persians fight one of the most famous battles in history at a place called Thermopylae... (91 mins.)
Director: David Padrusch
 
20.
History's Mysteries (1998 TV Series)
Episode: The Roman Emperors (2006)
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21.
The True Story of Troy (2004 Documentary)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Gary Glassman
 
22.
Genghis Khan (2005 TV Movie)
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Genghis Khan, ruthless leader of the Mongols and sovereign over the vastest empire ever ruled by a single man, was both god and devil - not just in the Middle Ages, but for centuries to come. (58 mins.)
“ 01-03-12 ” - klontenkoker
 
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Europe: A Natural History (2005 TV Series)
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(50 mins.)
 
25.
Crusades (1995 TV Series)
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Terry Jones presents the history of the medieval religious wars in the middle-east known as the Crusades. (200 mins.)
 
26.
Cold War (1998 Mini-Series)
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A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. (1120 mins.)
Director: Tessa Coombs
 
27.
The Century of Warfare (1994 Mini-Series)
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(50 mins.)
 
28.
Nanking (2007)
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Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted. (90 mins.)
 
29.
Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero (1999 Documentary)
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A tour of U.S. atomic test sites in Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Mississippi, and Alaska. (52 mins.)
Director: Peter Kuran
“ 14-03-13
A lot off atomic devices blasting holes in the earth. All kinds of experiments are held: an A-bom for gas extraction, for building canals. ” - klontenkoker
 
30.
Athens: The Dawn of Democracy (2007 Documentary)
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Bettany Hughes searches for the truth about the 'Golden Age' of Ancient Athens, investigating how a... (120 mins.)
 
31.
Engineering Ancient Egypt (2008 Documentary)
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Helen of Troy (2005 Documentary)
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British historian Bettany Hughes tours the eastern Mediterranean in search of facts behind the legends of "the face that launched a thousand ships," exploring the ways Greeks made love and war circa 1300 B.C. (120 mins.)
Director: Bill Locke
 
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The Minoans (2004 Documentary)
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(120 mins.)
 
34.
The Spartans (2004 Mini-Series)
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A history of the ancient Spartans, featuring historian Bettany Hughes as presenter and narrator. (175 mins.)
 
35.
When the Moors Ruled in Europe (2005 Documentary)
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This program contends that the popular perception of the Muslim occupation of Spain toward the end of the first millennium is largely wrong... (102 mins.)
 
36.
Ape-Man (2000 Mini-Series)
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Director: Jeff Morgan
 
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Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005 TV Series)
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A PBS documentary concerning Jared Diamond's theory on why there is such disparity between those who...
 
38.
The Normans (2010 Mini-Series)
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British history professor Robert Bartlett explains, mainly on historical sights and illustrated with authentic artifacts...
 
39.
The Victorians (2009 TV Series)
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Jeremy Paxman, presenter of the BBC's current affairs program Newsnight examines the life and times of the Victorian era... (59 mins.)
 
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Maps: Power, Plunder & Possession (2010 Mini-Series)
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The Weight of Chains (2010 Documentary)
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The Weight of Chains is a Canadian documentary film that takes a critical look at the role that the US... (125 mins.)
“ 09-09-2012

Having been in Yugoslavia in 1988 and 1989, I have a special interest in movies like this. But trying to make the west responsible for the Yugoslavian war is a bridge too far for me. What was the maker thinking, US, NATO had no interest in that war (no oil, uranium, etc). Thát was the big problem because they did not intervene with full force as in Kuwait. This is Serbian propaganda, trying to improve worlds opinion on the Serbs. Actually, the Serbs are the victims and they all are saints having done nothing wrong.

This war was mostly about ones great great geat great grandfather doing something wrong to someone elses great great great great grandfather. Stupid single minded people for whom a piece of land or -even worse- religion is more important than the blood of the people living on it or praying for it.

It ends by actually accusing western capitalism by giving them loans. But you take a loan yourself, don't you? You don't have to join the NATO or EU, you don't have to allow foreign investors. But the same criminals who started this war saw opportunities to gain wealth. Sad to see it is always the normal people who pay the price.

Again, propaganda of a 100% biased documentary maker. ” - klontenkoker
 
42.
Budrus (2009 Documentary)
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Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray. (70 mins.)
Director: Julia Bacha
 
43.
Leonardo (2003 Mini-Series)
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An exploration of the life of Leonardo da Vinci. (180 mins.)
 
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Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997 Documentary)
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German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as an American naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Vietcong, recreating many events for the camera. (80 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
45.
First Invasion: The War of 1812 (2004 Documentary)
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Elaborate reenactments are juxtaposed with comments by historians in this glossy review of America's...
Director: Gary Foreman
 
46.
The French Revolution (2005 Documentary)
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Documentary about the bloody beginning, bloodier middle and unceremonious end of the French Revolution, an event that ended in blood the reign of kings in France and laid the foundation for a new - republican - system of government.
Director: Doug Shultz
 
47.
Armadillo (2010 Documentary)
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In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo... (105 mins.)
 
48.
Seven Wonders of Ancient Egypt (2004 Documentary)
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Director: Clive Maltby
 
49.
Sinking of the Lusitania: Terror at Sea (2007 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
 
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Blackbeard: Terror at Sea (2006 TV Movie)
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(120 mins.)
 
51.
The Last Days (1998 Documentary)
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Five Jewish Hungarians, now U.S. citizens, tell their stories: before March, 1944, when Nazis began to exterminate Hungarian Jews... (87 mins.)
Director: James Moll
 
52.
Indian Warriors: The Untold Story of the Civil War (2006 TV Movie)
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Director: Geoffrey Madeja
 
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Icons of Power: Napoleon's Final Battle (2006 Documentary)
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By exploring the astonishing and dramatic course of Napoleon's 100 Days - the period during which Napoleon... (10 mins.)
Director: Doug Shultz
 
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Icons of Power: Wrath of the Tsar (2006 Documentary)
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Tsar Peter the Great - the six-foot seven-inch giant who literally reinvented Russia - orders the torture of his greatest antagonist... (92 mins.)
Director: Don Campbell
 
56.
Killing bin Laden (2011 Documentary)
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A one-hour special that provides an intimate second-by-second account of the Bin Laden operation, from the time the crucial intelligence was gathered in 2010, through the burial of bin Laden at sea. (60 mins.)
 
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The Untold History of the United States (2012 TV Series)
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Oliver Stone's re-examination of under-reported events in American history.
 
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Stories from the Stone Age (2003 TV Series)
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Alexandria: The Greatest City (2010 Documentary)
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Bettany Hughes goes to Alexandria, Egypt, too look at one of the great cities of history. Founded by Alexander the Great... (51 mins.)
 
60.
The Real Robin Hood (2010 Documentary)
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A special about the origins of the English folk hero. (120 mins.)
Director: M. David Melvin
 
61.
The Dark Ages (2007 Documentary)
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The History Channel examines the Dark Ages from the fall of the Roman Empire to the First Crusade. (120 mins.)
 
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Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency (2011 Mini-Series)
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63.
Lost Nuke (2004 TV Movie)
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In February, 1950 the world's largest bomber takes off on a secret Cold War mission from Alaska. Its cargo - a MK IV nuclear bomb...
 
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The Falklands War (1992 TV Series)
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Four-part documentary series on the events leading up to and following Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands in April 1982.
Director: Denys Blakeway
 
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The Civil War (1990 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War. (680 mins.)
 
66.
Liberty! The American Revolution (1997 Mini-Series)
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Six-hour documentary on the American Revolution, from the passage of the Stamp Act (1765) through the... (360 mins.)
 
67.
The Death of Yugoslavia (1995 Mini-Series)
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(50 mins.)
 
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Clash of the Dinosaurs (2009 Mini-Series)
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(50 mins.)
 
69.
Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways (2013 Mini-Series)
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(60 mins.)
Stars: Dan Snow
 
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Inside the Medieval Mind (2008 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
71.
Barbarians (2004 TV Series)
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This 4 part series documents the history of the Vikings, Goths, Mongols, and Huns. (184 mins.)
 
72.
The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler (2012 Mini-Series)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Laurence Rees
 
73.
The Men Who Built America (2012 Mini-Series)
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Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States... (295 mins.)
 
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Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire (2001 TV Series)
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(50 mins.)
 
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Empires: The Roman Empire in the First Century (2001 TV Series)
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Empires: The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization (2000 TV Series)
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A documentary, narrated by actor Liam Neeson, that chronicles the rise and fall of the civilization of ancient Greece. (150 mins.)
 
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Third Reich: The Rise & Fall (2010 TV Series)
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THIRD REICH: THE RISE & FALL tells the story of Hitler's Germany through rarely seen films of the people who were there... (180 mins.)
 
79.
Strange Days: Cold War Britain (2013 Mini-Series)
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Kim Philby: His Most Intimate Betrayal (2014 Mini-Series)
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(118 mins.)
 
81.
Secrets of the Dead (2000 TV Series)
Episode: Carthage's Lost Warriors (2014)
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From PBS - At the headwaters of the Amazon, a German professor believes he is able to solve the mystery of the Chachapoya...
 
82.
Situation Critical (2007 TV Series)
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American documentary television series. Produced in conjunction with the National Geographic Channel...
 
83.
The World Wars (2014 Mini-Series)
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The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt...
Director: John Ealer
 
84.
Battlefield Britain (2004 Mini-Series)
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Father and son historians Peter and Dan Snow go through every major battle fought on British land,sea and air from the ancient Romans to the Battle of Britain. (60 mins.)
Director: Mary Cranitch
 
85.
Cold War, Hot Jets (2013 TV Series)
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Animal Heroes (2013 Mini-Series)
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Across the world British service men and women are risking life and limb for their country. Now, in this three-part series for ITV, we meet the four-legged friends who are working at their side (60 mins.)
Director: Chris Malone
 
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Catherine the Great (2005 TV Movie)
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Drama documentary reconstructing the life and times of Catherine the Great of Russia. (120 mins.)
 
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Empire of the Seas (2010 Mini-Series)
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Stars: Dan Snow
 
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War Walks (1997 Mini-Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
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The Missing Picture (2013 Documentary)
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Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979. (92 mins.)
Director: Rithy Panh
 
91.
The Square (2013 Documentary)
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A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience. (108 mins.)
Director: Jehane Noujaim
 
92.
Last Day of the Dinosaurs (2010 Documentary)
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Proposes a minute-by-minute chronology of the Chicxulub impact and its effect on the dinosaurs and other animals around the world. (66 mins.)
Director: Richard Dale
Stars: Bill Mondy
 
93.
Dinosaur 13 (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found. (95 mins.)