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1. Selma (2014)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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89 Metascore

A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

Writer: Paul Webb | Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint

Votes: 45,881

2. Gettysburg (1993)

PG | 271 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

Writers: Michael Shaara, Ron Maxwell | Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Richard Jordan

Votes: 21,094

3. The Conspirator (2010)

PG-13 | 122 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.0
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55 Metascore

Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.

Writers: James D. Solomon, Gregory Bernstein | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline

Votes: 22,458

4. Auction Hunters (2010– )

30 min | Reality-TV

6.0
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Auction Hunters, Allen Haff and Ton Jones, travel America bidding on unclaimed storage units they think will contain the most hidden treasure - worth big cash - the better the history the higher the price.

Stars: Allen Lee Haff, Clinton 'Ton' Jones, Laura Soares, Flula Borg

Votes: 2,385

5. The Untold History of the United States (2012– )

Documentary

8.8
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Oliver Stone's re-examination of under-reported events in American history.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Alan Shearman, Jim Ward, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 3,166

6. The Whitest Kids U'Know (2007– )

TV-MA | 15 min | Comedy

8.6
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A sketch comedy show involving five friends.

Creators: Sam Brown, Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore, Darren Trumeter, Timmy Williams, Jim Biederman | Stars: Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, Zach Cregger, Darren Trumeter

Votes: 3,688

7. The Blue and the Gray (1982 TV Mini-Series)

381 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.

Creator: John Leekley | Stars: Stacy Keach, John Hammond, Diane Baker, Kathleen Beller

Votes: 1,045

8. Soldier Blue (1970)

R | 112 min | History, Romance, Western

6.9
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After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two ... See full summary »

Writers: Theodore V. Olsen, John Gay | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence, John Anderson

Votes: 3,504

9. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

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.

Writer: Kevin Willmott | Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

Votes: 3,990

10. Amigo (2010)

R | 124 min | Drama, War

5.7
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63 Metascore

A fictional account of events during the Philippine-American War.

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, Arthur Acuña

Votes: 461

11. Drunk History (2007– )

Comedy, History

8.1
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Creator: Derek Waters | Stars: Derek Waters, Jen Kirkman, Jack Black, Eric Falconer

Votes: 879

12. Gettysburg (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History, War

6.4
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An examination of the Battle of Gettysberg on both the personal and strategic level.

Writers: Richard Bedser, Ed Fields, Simon Brown | Director: Adrian Moat | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Anton Blake, Josh Artis, Greg Berg

Votes: 344

13. How the States Got Their Shapes (2011– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

8.2
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Follows correspondent Brian Unger as he criss-crosses the country reporting on the tales behind the boundaries. Think: Why does Montana look like it took a bite out of Idaho? Or how are ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Unger, H.W. Brands, Mark Stein, Seth Stein

Votes: 397

14. The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (I) (2005)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, History

5.4
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The true love story of the conflict between Capt. Robert Adams' dedication to the south and his love for Eveline McCord, his beloved from the north. Produced, written and directed by the descendants of Robert and Eveline, this American Civil War tale is an explosive, richly detailed saga of fierce combat, honor and the will to risk all that's precious for love or country.

Writers: Julian Adams, Weston Adams, Joshua Lindsey, Gwendolyn Edwards | Directors: A. Blaine Miller, Julian Adams | Stars: Julian Adams, Gwendolyn Edwards, Eric Holloway, Amy Redford

Votes: 298

15. The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, History

5.5
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President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.

Writers: Ainsworth Morgan, Stephen Morehouse Avery, Samuel Hopkins Adams | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Franchot Tone

Votes: 711

16. Badlands (2016)

Drama, History, Western | Announced

In the 1880s "Bad Lands" of Dakota Territory, the town of Little Missouri is an outpost for cowboys, trappers, and hunters of both prey and fortune. Into this freelance world comes the ... See full summary »

Writers: Alexander Emmert, Jim Waltzer | Director: Alexander Emmert

17. Art of War (2009 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Documentary on the main principles of Sun Tsu "Art of War" illustrated with examples from the second world war, the Vietnam war and the American civil war.

Writers: David Baeumler, David Padrusch | Director: David Padrusch | Stars: James Lurie, James Wong, Toshishiro Obata, Andrew Amani

Votes: 97

18. The Royal Road (2015)

65 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on ... See full summary »

Writer: Jenni Olson | Director: Jenni Olson | Stars: Tony Kushner, Jenni Olson

Votes: 22

19. Crash Course: World History (2012– )

10 min | Family

8.3
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An educational series hosted by the Brothers Green. John leads us through the humanities while Hank takes us on a journey through the sciences.

Stars: John Green, Stan Muller, Danica Johnson, Raoul Meyer

Votes: 150

20. Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story (2007)

53 min | Documentary

8.7
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Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story follows three families during one city's battle for equal housing opportunity and civil rights enforcement.

Directors: Bill Kavanagh, Sylke Fröchtenigt

Votes: 26

21. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)

130 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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The dramatized life of immortal humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, from his days as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River until his death in 1910.

Writers: Harry Chandlee, Alan Le May, Harold M. Sherman | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Fredric March, Alexis Smith, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale

Votes: 652

22. ...And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986 TV Movie)

80 min | Documentary

7.1
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After acknowledging his own immigrant background, Malle, tries to present the range of immigrant experiences in the US during the 1980's. In an attempt to be comprehensive, the film ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Franklin Chang-Diaz, Louis Malle, Anastasio Samosa Portocarrero, Derek Walcott

Votes: 256

23. Custer's Last Stand (I) (1936)

Approved | 328 min | Adventure, History, Romance

4.5
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When some men are attacked by Indians, a survivor obtains an Indian medicine arrow. An Indian tells Blade he has found gold but will not tell him where until he has that arrow. So Blade ... See full summary »

Writers: George Arthur Durlam, Eddie Granemann, William Lively | Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Rex Lease, Lona Andre, William Farnum, Ruth Mix

Votes: 174

24. We Were There (2011)

103 min | Documentary

7.6
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More than 65 years have passed since 16 million Unites States citizens were called to service in the Second World War... See full synopsis »

Director: Jarod O'Flaherty

Votes: 7

25. Hitler's Secret Attack on America (2012 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

5.5
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December 11, 1941: Hitler declares war against America. For German Admiral Karl Donitz, Commander of the U-boat submarine fleet, the time is at hand. Donitz devises a plan for a surprise ... See full summary »

Writer: Rob Goldberg | Director: Devon Chivvis | Stars: Anthony D. Call, Joe Hoyt, John Wagner, Guenther Degen

Votes: 44

26. Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye (2011)

75 min | Documentary

7.9
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The Iowa farmers who made Templeton Rye, during prohibition and the depression, to save their farms. Illegal whiskey is still being made today and can live side by side the legal product.

Writer: Kristian Day | Director: Kristian Day | Stars: Ron Beals, Ken Behrens, Michael Berger, Kevin Boersma

Votes: 8

27. Mary Silliman's War (1994 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Mary Silliman's War is a unique, award-winning film on the American Revolution.

Writers: Steven Schechter, Louisa Burns-Bisogno, Joy Day Buel, Richard Buel Jr. | Director: Stephen Surjik | Stars: Nancy Palk, Richard Donat, Diane D'Aquila, Paul Boretski

Votes: 58

28. The Old South (1940)

11 min | Documentary, Short, History

5.7
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Chronicle of the importance of cotton to the economy and culture of the American South.

Writer: Herman Hoffman | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: George Lynn, Frank Whitbeck

Votes: 102

29. National Geographic: CIA Secret Experiments (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

7.1
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It's the height of the Cold War and the United States government is desperate to combat the spread of Communism. The CIA launches a highly classified, top secret research program into the ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicole Teusch, Tria Thalman | Stars: Phil Amico, Mel Ayton, James Bagnell, Leon Cobb

Votes: 84

30. Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter (1943)

Passed | 19 min | Documentary, Short, History

5.1
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Military training film on the characteristics, capabilities, weaknesses, and recognition of the World War II Japanese fighter aircraft known as the Zero.

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Art Gilmore, Ronald Reagan, Harvey Stephens, Craig Stevens

Votes: 55

31. The Conspirator: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Lincoln (2011 TV Movie)

66 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Writer: Tom Jennings | Director: Tom Jennings | Stars: Jamie Hanes, Frederic L. Borch, James M. McPherson, Kate Clifford Larson

Votes: 34

32. Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans (2008)

68 min | Documentary

8.4
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Faubourg Treme documents the enduring legacy of one of the United States' oldest African American communities, an area just outside the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Writer: Lolis Eric Elie | Director: Dawn Logsdon | Stars: Glen David Andrews, Harold Evans, Eric Foner, John Hope Franklin

Votes: 65

33. The Greatest Good (2005)

120 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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Part One: The Fight for Conservation In an era of unchecked exploitation, a new breed of leaders emerges with radical ideas about adopting practices that benefit the greatest portion of the... See full summary »

Writers: Steve Dunsky, Stephen Most | Directors: Steve Dunsky, Dave Steinke

Votes: 13

34. The Rusty Bucket Kids: Lincoln, Journey to 16 (2010 TV Movie)

Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

8.9
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All aboard with Steamy the Time-Travel-Express, join Roxanna (12) and JohnColeman Peakssen (9) help a 15-year-old Abe Lincoln stay on track to become America's 16th president.

Creator: Jonathon Demers | Director: Kevin McDermott | Stars: Roxanna Demers, John Coleman Demers, Scott Andrew Taylor, Akin Williams

Votes: 17

35. Inside the CIA (1987)

Documentary, History

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A controversial three part critical documentary on the history of the CIA.

Writer: Allan Francovich | Director: Allan Francovich | Stars: Carl Acker, Philip Agee, Laura Allende, Daid Bufkin

36. Challenging Churchill (2012 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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Writer: Peter Bardehle | Director: Peter Bardehle | Star: Winston Churchill

Votes: 13

37. Journey of a Windcatcher

Documentary | Announced

This documentary is for people who live their lives knowing they are here for a purpose. People who understand that when a dream is in their heart, it is already part of their journey. We ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane L. Fitzpatrick, Whispering Raven | Stars: Jane L. Fitzpatrick, Kaaren F. Ochoa, Whispering Raven, Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs

38. Growing Up in America (1988)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Documentary on 1960s radicals in the U.S.A.

Director: Morley Markson | Stars: Don Cox, Allen Ginsberg, Fred Hampton Jr., Fred Hampton

Votes: 32

39. In Search of the Constitution (1987– )

Not Rated | Documentary, History

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Stars: Bill Moyers, Michael Hardwick, Ed Meese, Ronald Reagan

40. Utah's White Palace: The Legacy of Hotel Utah and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (2011 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Utah's 'majestic white palace' stands prominently in the heart of Salt Lake City. The exquisite beauty of this structure, both inside and out, exemplifies an uncommon elegance, grace and ... See full summary »

Writers: Rob Sibley, Heidi Swinton | Director: Rob Sibley

41. All the Presidents' Movies: The Movie (2009)

105 min | Documentary

5.0
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The history of the White House Theatre, presidential movie screenings and preferences, from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama.

Directors: Brett Hudson, Burt Kearns | Stars: Linda Chavez, Lionel Chetwynd, Mark Ciardi, Bill Clinton

Votes: 7

42. In Search of History: The Night Tulsa Burned (1999 TV Movie)

41 min | History

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Long-buried tale of the tragic hours that brought Greenwood to a fiery end, and the misunderstanding that started when a white elevator operator accused 19-year-old Greenwood resident Dick ... See full summary »

Star: Johnny D. Kirk

43. Lost Continent of the Pacific (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Legends of lost continents and civilizations have captivated people throughout time. Philosophers and astronomers like Aristotle and Ptolemy believed that an unknown continent existed in ... See full summary »

Writers: Devon Chivvis, Rob Goldberg | Director: Devon Chivvis

Votes: 12

44. Gore Vidal's American Presidency (1996 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

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Stars: Jimmy Carter, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Saddam Hussein, John Kennedy Jr.

Votes: 8

45. The Kay Griggs Interviews (1998 TV Mini-Series)

History, Talk-Show

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Pastor Rick Strawcutter interviews Katharine Pollard Griggs, the wife of Marine Corps Colonel George Griggs, about the history of the U.S. military and the power elite.

Stars: Kay Griggs, Rick Strawcutter

46. King (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.2
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Stars: Juanita Abernathy, Harry Belafonte, Tom Brokaw, Xernona Clayton

Votes: 19

47. The Homefront (1985)

89 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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The Homefront tells the story of the American people during World War II.

Writer: Steven Schechter | Director: Steven Schechter | Star: Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 11

48. Almost Home: Taiwan (2014)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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Filmmaker Victoria Linchong returns to Taiwan with her family, searching for long-lost connections and becoming re-acquainted with the unique culture of the island and its wild beauty. ... See full summary »

Writer: Victoria Linchong | Director: Victoria Linchong | Stars: Miles Angerson, Linda Arrigo, Evan Linchon, Suzie Linchon

49. Return to Vietnam (2008)

60 min | Documentary

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Vietnam vets return to China Beach, Vietnam to build the Marble Mountain health clinic, and recall the past that has brought them together in this 10th anniversary reconciliation trip of ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Domokos

50. Lincoln (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 140 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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Abraham Lincoln, a self-taught Illinois lawyer and legislator with a reputation as an eloquent opponent of slavery, shocked many when he overcame several more prominent contenders to win ... See full summary »

Director: Vikram Jayanti | Stars: Harold Holzer, Andrew Solomon, Gore Vidal, Jacob Cowley

Votes: 33