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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, 5 years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. (533 mins.)
 
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Human Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them... (50 mins.)
Stars: John Hurt
 
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Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007 TV Series)
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In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature... (60 mins.)
 
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Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010 Mini-Series)
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In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.
 
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How the Universe Works (2010 TV Series)
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A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered. (60 mins.)
 
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How It's Made (2001 TV Series)
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Television series that documents how various everyday products are made. (24 mins.)
 
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The Universe (2007 TV Series)
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This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists. (45 mins.)
 
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When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008 Mini-Series)
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Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure...
 
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Engineering an Empire (2005 TV Series)
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A series of documentaries that go over the world's history and it's many accomplishments. (564 mins.)
 
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How the Earth Was Made (2009 TV Series)
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The natural wonders of the world are being explained. (45 mins.)
 
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How It's Made (2001 TV Series)
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On this episode of How it's Made: Dragster Tires; Icing; Floating Docks; Spiral Pipes (24 mins.)
 
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Extreme Engineering (2003 TV Series)
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Each episode of Extreme Engineering features a major construction and engineering project. Some projects are completed ones... (50 mins.)
Director: Peter Frumkin
 
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Time Warp (2008 TV Series)
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(22 mins.)
Director: Phil Frank
 
14.
How Do They Do It? (2006 TV Series)
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This program is about engineering and scientific miracles and the people whose ability to solve problems make them happen. (51 mins.)
 
15.
WWII in HD (2009 Mini-Series)
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Follow the lives of soldiers who lived World War II, through previously unseen color footage. (60 mins.)
 
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Vietnam: A Television History (1983 TV Series)
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(660 mins.)
 
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Cosmos (1980 Mini-Series)
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe. (60 mins.)
 
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Battle 360 (2008 TV Series)
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This series chronicle's the illustrious battle history of the U.S.S. Enterprise which played a critical role in World War Two and for a time was the only carrier defending the Pacific Theater from domination by Japan.
 
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Taxi to the Dark Side (2007 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Through the Wormhole (2010 TV Series)
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Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity... (60 mins.)
 
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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004 Documentary)
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Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008 Documentary)
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A journey through space and time. (91 mins.)
Director: Yavar Abbas
 
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Life After People (2008 Documentary)
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Visit the ghostly villages surrounding Chernobyl (abandoned by humans after the 1986 nuclear disaster)... (108 mins.)
Director: David de Vries
 
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Six Degrees Could Change the World (2008 Documentary)
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The film runs through the effect each degree in temperature change has on the world. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Bowman
 
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How the Earth Was Made (2007 Documentary)
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A brief account of the Earth's geological progression, from its creation 4.6 billion years ago to scientists' predictions of its demise more than 2.5 billion years in the future. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Chinn
 
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Drain the Ocean (2009 Documentary)
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In this National Geographic special, we look at what most call "The Final Frontier". Using the newest... (120 mins.)
 
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History Undercover: Secrets of Soviet Space Disasters (1999 Documentary)
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Deadly accidents and failures of the Soviet Union's space program are revealed.
 
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Failure Is Not an Option (2003 Documentary)
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A history of the U.S. manned space program from Mercury to Apollo 17, as seen by the men of Mission Control. (90 mins.)
 
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The Mighty Saturns Part I: The Early Saturns (2003 Documentary)
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The history, development, specifications, accomplishments, and launch footage of America's first heavy-lift space launch vehicles, the Saturn I and Saturn IB rockets.
 
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The Mighty Saturns Part II: The Saturn V (2004 Documentary)
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The history, development and testing, specifications, accomplishments, and launch footage of the world's largest heavy-lift space launch vehicle, the Saturn V moon rocket.
 
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The Truth Behind the Moon Landings (2003 Documentary)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Virginia Quinn
 
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Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005 Documentary)
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This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon... (40 mins.)
Director: Mark Cowen
 
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In the Shadow of the Moon (2007 Documentary)
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The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words. (100 mins.)
Director: David Sington
 
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Sputnik Fever (2007 Documentary)
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Documentary looking back at the USSR's Sputnik satellite and its effects at the time and over the last 50 years. (87 mins.)
Director: David Hoffman
 
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Orphans of Apollo (2008 Documentary)
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Join this band of rebels out to change the course of history in space, as they board a private Gulf Stream jet, fly to Russia, negotiate one of the most remarkable business deals of the final frontier. (52 mins.)
 
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Apollo Wives (2010 Documentary)
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Every few years, the first wives of the Apollo astronauts have a reunion. This is their story. (50 mins.)
Director: Andrew Tait
 
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Apollo Zero (2009 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014 Mini-Series)
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A documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. (557 mins.)
 
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Life (2009 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes... (473 mins.)
 
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The Blue Planet (2001 Mini-Series)
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Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans. (50 mins.)
 
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Vietnam in HD (2011 TV Series)
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Vintage footage from the Vietnam war is presented in High Definition video format along with narration... (360 mins.)
 
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World War II (1996 Video)
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British and American first attempts to develop the secret service, and C.I.A. to train agents to take down Germany. (25 mins.)
 
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The Color of War (2001 TV Series)
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A series featuring actual color footage of World War II. (780 mins.)
 
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Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009 Mini-Series)
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War.... (312 mins.)
 
45.
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.)
 
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WWII in HD: The Air War (2010 Documentary)
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Follows the incredible stories of three 8th Air Force airmen and Stars & Stripes reporter Andy Rooney... (88 mins.)
Director: Sammy Jackson
 
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Heroes of World War II (2004 TV Series)
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A series of documentaries about people that made a major difference to the outcome of World War II.... (30 mins.)
 
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World War II: When Lions Roared (1994 TV Movie)
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This TV Movie is about the Tehran Conference between FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. It shows the interaction between the three leaders at the close of the Second World War. (194 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
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World War 2: The Complete History (2000 Mini-Series)
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The greatest conflict of the Twentieth Century. "World War 2: The Complete History" offers a broad scoped... (50 mins.)
 
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The War (2007 Mini-Series)
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A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families. (124 mins.)
 
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The West (1996 TV Series)
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Stephen Ives' "The West" is a PBS 4-Video Series co-produced by Ken Burns: - "Death Runs Riot" 85 min. - "Fight No More Forever" 85 min. - "Ghost Dance" 58 min. - "The People" 82 min. (537 mins.)
Director: Stephen Ives
 
52.
Victory at Sea (1952 TV Series)
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Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage. (30 mins.)
 
53.
The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009 Mini-Series)
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The history of the U.S. National Parks system, including the initial ideas which led to the world's first national parks and the expansion of the system over 150 years. (120 mins.)
 
54.
The Vietnam War (2017 TV Series)
An in-depth look at the American military operations in Vietnam during the 1960s and '70s as well as the growing opposition against the war within the United States.
Director: Ken Burns
 
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Secrets of World War II (1998 Mini-Series)
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1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
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September 1st, 1939. German battleship Schleswig-Holstein marks the start of World War II by firing on the garrison stationed at the Westerplatte peninsula in Poland. (118 mins.)
Director: Pawel Chochlew
 
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1942 (2011 Mini-Series)
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Early in the Spring of 1942 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. In the forests of Russia, the partisans try to survive the winter... (44 mins.)
Director: Valeriy Shalyga
 
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Attack and Capture: The Story of U-Boat 505 (2002 Documentary)
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On June 4, 1944 Captain Daniel Gallery and his men of the U.S. Naval Task Force 22.3 did the nearly impossible - they captured a German U-boat...
 
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Bomb Girls (2012 TV Series)
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A drama about World War II women at work in a munitions factory. (60 mins.)
 
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Company of Heroes (2013 Video)
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American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect. (100 mins.)
 
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Frozen Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic. (60 mins.)
 
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Wonders of the Universe (2011 Mini-Series)
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Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light... (59 mins.)