Most Popular "American History" Titles
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3. Rough Riders (1997 TV Movie)
240 min | Action, Drama, History
Undersecretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt resigns to form a volunteer militia unit called "The Rough Riders" to fight in the Spanish American War.
4. Gettysburg (1993)
PG | 271 min | Drama, History, War
In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.
5. How the West Was Won (1962)
TV-G | 164 min | Western
A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.
7. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
R | 122 min | Documentary
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.
8. Something the Lord Made (2004 TV Movie)
110 min | Biography, Drama
A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
9. Sergeant York (1941)
Approved | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
A hillbilly sharpshooter drafted in WW1 despite his claim to be a pacifist, who ends up becoming a war hero.
10. 55 Days at Peking (1963)
Unrated | 154 min | Action, Drama, History
Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite ... See full summary »
11. The Men Who Built America (2012 TV Mini-Series)
Documentary, Biography, History | Active
Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »
13. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Through the eyes of a british "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.
14. April Morning (1988 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama, History, War
The "April Morning" here is the famous April 19, 1775 upon which the "Shot heard 'round the world" was fired, signaling the start of the American Revolution. Faithful to author Howard ... See full summary »
15. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
25 min | Drama, Western
Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.
17. San Francisco (1936)
Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.
19. Johnny Tremain (1957)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Family, History
Johnny Tremain is drawn into the Revolutionary War, and becomes a patriot fighting to free the colonies from England. Along the way he learns about life and about himself.
PG | 90 min | Documentary, History
Follow Kirk Cameron across Europe and the U.S. as he seeks to discover the people, places and principles that made America the freest, most prosperous and generous nation the world has ever known.
24. The Revisionaries (2012)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, News
The theory of evolution and a re-write of American history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed Creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America's most influential Board of Education.
25. The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Romance, War
Following Napoleon's Waterloo defeat and the exile of his officers and their families from France, the U.S.Congress, in 1817, granted four townships in the Alabama territory to the exiles. ... See full summary »
27. Stonewall (1995)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, History
A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.
30. How Beer Saved the World (2011 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary
This show traces the important role that beer has played in human history from the probable origins of the first beer at the dawn of history to the development of a special beer for use in zero gravity space missions.
31. The People Speak (2009)
113 min | Documentary, History
A look at America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights. based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."
32. The Weather Underground (2002)
Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War
The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.
33. The Adams Chronicles (1976 TV Mini-Series)
50 min | Drama, History
Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a... See full summary »
34. The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986 TV Movie)
120 min | Western
This movie looks at the last years (not days, as implied in the title) of famous outlaws, Frank and Jesse James. The film opens in 1877 with the brothers trying to settle down after 15 ... See full summary »
214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
The story of Jack Johnson, the first African American Heavyweight boxing champion.
36. Mysteries of the Freemasons (2006 TV Movie)
Special examines the origins of the Freemasons and their putative roots in the stonemasons of the Temple of Solomon and the Knights Templar, the impact of the Freemasons on the Age of ... See full summary »
38. This Is America, Charlie Brown (1988 TV Mini-Series)
24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
In this CBS animated miniseries of eight episodes, the Peanuts gang (created by Charles M. Schulz) visit important events in United States history. The episodes were: "The Mayflower ... See full summary »
39. Sons of Liberty (1939)
Approved | 20 min | Short, Biography, Drama
Set during the American Revolution, this colorful 2 reel short tells the story of Haym Salomon, American patriot and financier of the American Revolution.
40. Where Do We Go from Here? (1945)
74 min | Musical
Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to ... See full summary »
45. The First Texan (1956)
Approved | 82 min | Biography, History, Western
After arriving in Texas to escape a scandal back east, lawyer Sam Houston just wants to hang out his shingle, keep a low profile, and stay out of any political intrigue. However, when ... See full summary »
47. The Movie Orgy (1968)
420 min | Documentary, History
A compilation film designed to evoke nostalgia for the shared entertainment experiences of early baby boomers, "The Movie Orgy" includes clips from television programs and B-movies of the ... See full summary »
49. The Last War Crime (2012)
Epic political fantasy drama, envisioning what would have happened if Dick Cheney had been indicted for ordering torture, which was used to get the false confessions to make a fraudulent ... See full summary »
50. John Ford Goes to War (2002)
56 min | Documentary, Biography, War
When World War II broke out, John Ford, in his forties, commissioned in the Naval Reserve, was put in charge of the Field Photographic Unit by Bill Donavan, director of the soon-to-be-OSS. ... See full summary »