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1. Wrath of the Titans (2012)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.

Writers: Dan Mazeau, David Johnson, Greg Berlanti, Beverley Cross | Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike, Ralph Fiennes

2. Dogma (1999)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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62 Metascore

An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole and re-enter Heaven.

Writer: Kevin Smith | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Bud Cort

3. Hannibal (1959)

103 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

5.4
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After making his historic crossing of the Alps with elephants transporting supplies and troops, Hannibal marches on Rome in a war of revenge. During his advance, he captures Sylvia, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Mortimer Braus, Sandro Continenza, Ottavio Poggi, Edgar G. Ulmer | Directors: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Victor Mature, Gabriele Ferzetti, Rita Gam, Milly Vitale

4. How Beer Saved the World (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

7.2
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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.

Writer: Martyn Ives | Stars: Henry Strozier, George Armelagos, Charlie Bamforth, Kyria Boundy-Mills

5. Rameses: Wrath of God or Man? (2004 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, History

5.4
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This documentary examines what historians know about the Bible's Old Testament account of the Plague of the Firstborn and about Egypt's Pharaoh, Rameses. Egyptologists discuss whether the ... See full summary »

Writer: Shaun Trevisick | Director: Tom Pollock | Star: Morgan Freeman

6. Lost Civilizations (1995– )

40 min | Documentary

7.6
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Never before could you get this close to 7,000 years of history. Digital effects technology and dramatizations re-create rituals and events, from the bloodletting of Maya kings and a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Waterston, Arthur Evans, Spiridon Marinatos, Heinrich Schliemann

7. Quest for the Lost Civilization (1998 TV Mini-Series)

History, Mystery

8.0
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Graham Hancock is a bestselling author and journalist who specializes in ancient civilizations. He explores, amongst other things, the submerged Yonaguni monument off the coast of Japan, Easter Island, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the pyramids of Egypt and looks at astronomical alignments.

Star: Graham Hancock

8. Chasing Mummies (2010– )

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

4.3
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A documentary filmmaker, his film crew, and a group of archaeological fellows follow renowned Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass on his daily adventures and discoveries.

Stars: Allan Morton, David Cheetham, Derek Lincoln, Zahi Hawass

9. Thief of Damascus (1952)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

5.4
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A young man gathers a group of friends and adventurers to help battle an evil sultan.

Writer: Robert E. Kent | Director: Will Jason | Stars: Paul Henreid, John Sutton, Jeff Donnell, Lon Chaney Jr.

10. Darkest Africa (1936)

Approved | 269 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.5
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A 15-episode serial in which Beatty goes to darkest Africa to rescue the Goddess of Joba, who is being held by the high priest.

Writers: John Rathmell, Barney A. Sarecky, Ted Parsons, Tracy Knight | Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane | Stars: Clyde Beatty, Manuel King, Elaine Shepard, Lucien Prival

11. Dark Myth (1990 Video)

100 min | Animation, Fantasy

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Writers: Takashi Anno, Daijirô Morohoshi, John Wolskel | Director: Takashi Anno | Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Alan Marriott, Mizuho Suzuki, Peter Marinker

12. Honoré de Marseille (1956)

80 min | Comedy, Musical

4.5
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Writers: Yves Favier, Jean Manse | Director: Maurice Régamey | Stars: Fernandel, Rellys, Andrex, Henri Crémieux

13. Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. (1949)

Approved | 167 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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The female leader of an international crime ring steals a valuable artifact that can give her the power to control men's minds. Federal agents are dispatched to get it back and stop her evil plans.

Writers: Royal K. Cole, Basil Dickey, William Lively, Sol Shor | Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Kirk Alyn, Rosemary La Planche, Roy Barcroft, Carol Forman

14. The Seven Sages of Antiquity (2010 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The Seven Wise Men of antiquity, or the Seven Sages as they are also commonly known, reflect one of the most brilliant aspects of the ancient Greek spirit. This documentary revives the ... See full summary »

Writer: Giorgos Petritsis | Director: Giorgos Petritsis | Star: Robert MacLean

15. God Kings: The Descendants of Jesus (2009 Video)

80 min | Documentary

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Professor Hugh Montgomery explains that many royal families around the globe know that they are indeed descended from Jesus and the Davidic line, and yet this incredible story has remained a secret for centuries.

Writer: Hugh Montgomery | Director: Philip Gardiner | Star: Hugh Montgomery

16. The Viking Serpent: Secrets of the Celtic Church of Norway, Their Serpent Worship and Sacred Pentagram Geometry (2008 Video)

92 min | Documentary

4.2
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What do the three most evil symbols for Christianity - 666, the pentagram and the snake - have in common? Quite possibly one of the most amazing discoveries of all time, The Viking Serpent ... See full summary »

Writer: Harald Boehlke | Stars: Harald Boehlke, Philip Gardiner

17. Yeshua (1984)

250 min | Biography

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A documentary series of five, fifty-minute episodes detailing the cultural- historical context of ancient Israel leading up to the life of Jesus Christ (or, in Hebrew, Yeshua Messiah). ... See full summary »

Writers: Ardon Albrecht, John Meredyth Lucas | Directors: Ardon Albrecht, John Meredyth Lucas | Star: Oswald C.J. Hoffmann

18. Quest for Dragons (2007 Video)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

5.9
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Dragon images and stories abound in ancient literature, archeology, mythology, and science. From as far back as 4000BC Sumeria to today, dragons have pervaded human cultures worldwide. But are they real?

Writer: Phil Frank | Star: Tucker Smith

19. Italian Libya (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Lowell Thomas, shortly after Italy invaded Libya, takes a look at the political importance of the country, especially the mobile Lybian Army Corps which Benito Mussolini is building up. The... See full summary »

Writer: Lowell Thomas | Director: Lowell Thomas | Star: Lowell Thomas

20. Ancient Giants: Origin of Pagan Religions (2012 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

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Star: Michael Hoggard

21. Cliff Dwellers of America (1926)

Passed | 11 min | Documentary, Short, History

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This documentary short has the camera cutting the canyon walls in Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park and exploring the ruins of the pueblo homes of native Americans thousands of years ago.... See full summary »

22. Royal Heritage (1952)

Approved | 28 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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A preview of the (then) upcoming coronation ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II. It explains how the young queen is carrying on a tradition unbroken in 250 years by the British sovereignty, ... See full summary »

Writer: Dermot Morrah | Director: Diana Pine | Stars: Robert Donat, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Queen Elizabeth II

23. Pike's Peak Prophecy Summit 2013 (2013– )
Episode: After the Flood: A Fascinating Look at Ancient History (2013)

52 min

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Writer: Ken Johnson | Star: Ken Johnson

24. Creation in the 21st Century (2004– )
Episode: Ahead of Their Time

28 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Carl Baugh, Dennis Swift

25. Lost Worlds (2006– )
Episode: Athens: Ancient Supercity (2006)

Documentary, History

7.2
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The world of Pericles, including the Parthenon, lives again.

26. Ancient Aliens (2009– )
Episode: Chariots, Gods and Beyond (2009)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, Fantasy, History

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According to ancient alien theorists, extraterrestrials with superior knowledge of science and engineering landed on Earth thousands of years ago, sharing their expertise with early ... See full summary »

Writers: Kevin Burns, Rob Hampton | Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: Luis Navia, Barry Downing, Erich von Däniken, Michael Cremo

27. The Brady Kids (1972–1973)
Episode: It's All Greek to Me (1972)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

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The Brady Kids meet Diana Prince (a.k.a. Wonder Woman) a University Mathematician where Jan and Marcia are in the age old debate of Brains over Brawn and Marlon's magic accidentally ... See full summary »

Writer: Marc Richards | Director: Hal Sutherland | Stars: Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Maureen McCormick, Susan Olsen

28. Creation Boot Camp (2005– )
Episode: Lost Civilizations and Ancient Technology (2005)

40 min

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Writer: Dennis Swift | Stars: Dennis Swift, Eric Hovind

29. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Sinking Atlantis (2008)

Documentary, History, Mystery

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Scientists of various disciplines uncover what really happened to the Minoans on the Island of Crete and find strong evidence of a disaster that correlates with Atlantis's fabled demise.

Director: Harvey Lilley | Stars: Hendrik Bruins, Jan Driessen, Stuart Dunn, Alexander MacGillivray