Most Popular "U.s. History" Titles
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1. Hidden Figures (2016)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Votes: 130,431 | Gross: $169.39M
2. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Votes: 512,628 | Gross: $56.67M
3. Lincoln (2012)
PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History
As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Votes: 213,389 | Gross: $182.21M
5. Selma (2014)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Votes: 70,631 | Gross: $52.08M
6. United 93 (2006)
R | 111 min | Drama, History, Thriller
A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Votes: 88,325 | Gross: $31.57M
7. The Butler (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.
Votes: 95,723 | Gross: $116.63M
10. The Conspirator (2010)
PG-13 | 122 min | Crime, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 25,215 | Gross: $11.54M
15. The House I Live In (2012)
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary
From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
Votes: 4,860 | Gross: $0.21M
17. 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.
Votes: 4,360 | Gross: $0.67M
18. Auction Hunters (2010– )
30 min | Reality-TV
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.
19. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary
Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. ... See full summary »
Votes: 702 | Gross: $0.04M
21. How the States Got Their Shapes (2011–2012)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Adventure, History
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 »
23. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
130 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
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 shortly after Halley's Comet returned.
24. Art of War (2009 TV Movie)
120 min | Documentary, History, War
Documentary on the main principles of Sun Tzu's "Art of War" illustrated with examples from the Vietnam War (Demoralization), the Second World War (Invasion of Normandy), the American Civil War (Gettysburg) and Tzu's own battles.
R | 96 min | Action, Drama, History
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.
29. Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy (2003 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History
Forty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, more than 80% of Americans still believe that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone. This documentary attempts to separate fact from conspiracy theories to get to the truth.
30. The Royal Road (2015)
Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, History
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 »
31. Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005 Video)
62 min | Documentary
Based on the forthcoming book by Pepi Leistyna, Class Dismissed navigates the steady stream of narrow working class representations from American television's beginnings to today's sitcoms,... See full summary »
32. All the Presidents' Movies: The Movie (2009)
105 min | Documentary
The history of the White House Theatre, presidential movie screenings and preferences, from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama.
33. ...And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986 TV Movie)
80 min | Documentary
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 »
34. A Home Out West
90 min | Drama, History | Post-production
The story of the first generation of Americans to settle the Great Plains of Kansas and Nebraska, told in their own words. In evocative black and white, it combines documentary and dramatic techniques in a unique fashion.
35. The Presidents (2005 TV Movie)
45 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A historical compendium of the 42 men who have served as the chief executive of the United States taking us from George Washington to George W. Bush. Each segment discusses the highlights and often lowlights of the men who have served.
36. National Geographic: CIA Secret Experiments (2008 TV Movie)
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 »
38. The Mad World of Donald Trump (2016 TV Movie)
47 min | Documentary, Biography
Channel 4's former Washington correspondent Matt Frei examines the colourful and at times mad world of presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who has risen to prominence in the current campaign by courting controversy.
39. Hitler's Secret Attack on America (2012 TV Movie)
45 min | Documentary
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 »
Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary
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.
44. Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter (1943)
Passed | 19 min | Documentary, Short, History
Military training film on the characteristics, capabilities, weaknesses, and recognition of the World War II Japanese fighter aircraft known as the Zero.
47. Rebel Citizen (2015)
76 min | Documentary, Biography
Pamela Yates' latest documentary, REBEL CITIZEN takes you on a revelatory tour of two time Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler's political documentary work, letting the veteran ... See full summary »
48. Inside Buffalo (2010)
59 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The historic account of the 92nd Infantry Division, the African American segregated combat unit who fought in World War Two.
49. Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye (2011)
75 min | Documentary
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.