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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: 60,667 | Gross: $52.07M

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: 21,892 | Gross: $10.77M

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: 23,644 | Gross: $11.54M

4. 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: 3,838

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

Documentary

8.9
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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: 3,710

6. The House I Live In (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

7.9
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77 Metascore

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.

Writers: Eugene Jarecki, Christopher St. John | Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Eugene Jarecki, Michelle Alexander, Mark W. Bennett, Joe Biden

Votes: 4,520 | Gross: $0.21M

7. 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: 2,598

8. Soldier Blue (1970)

R | 112 min | 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: 3,728

9. 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: 1,115

10. 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: 4,125 | Gross: $0.67M

11. Drunk History (2007– )

Comedy, History

8.2
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Creator: Derek Waters | Stars: Derek Waters, Jen Kirkman, Jack Black, Eric Falconer

Votes: 1,030

12. Amigo (2010)

R | 124 min | Drama, War

5.8
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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: 462 | Gross: $0.18M

13. Ikitie (2017)

Drama, History, War | Filming

Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One ... See full summary »

Writers: Antti-Jussi Annila, Antti Tuuri | Director: Antti-Jussi Annila | Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Irina Björklund, Amalia Holm, Lembit Ulfsak

14. Gettysburg (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History, War

6.5
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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, George Wunderlich, Peter Carmichael, Garry E. Adelman

Votes: 377

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

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, History

5.6
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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: 306

16. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.5
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70 Metascore

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 »

Writers: Chad Freidrichs, Jaime Freidrichs | Director: Chad Freidrichs | Stars: Slyvester Brown, Irvin Dagen, Elmer Fiedler, Robert Fishman

Votes: 613 | Gross: $0.04M

17. 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: 751

18. 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: 445

19. 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: 100

20. 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 shortly after Halley's Comet returned.

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

Votes: 677

21. The Royal Road (2015)

65 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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65 Metascore

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: 34

22. 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: 8

23. 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

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

80 min | Documentary

7.2
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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: 266

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

Documentary, History

7.2
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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 »

Director: Tria Thalman | Stars: Phil Amico, Mel Ayton, James Bagnell, Leon Cobb

Votes: 87

26. Crash Course: World History (2012– )

10 min | Documentary, Comedy

9.1
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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: 166

27. Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy (2003 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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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.

Writers: Edward Gray, Mark Obenhaus | Director: Mark Obenhaus | Stars: Robert Goldberg, John F. Kennedy, Robert Dallek, Lee Harvey Oswald

Votes: 214

28. The Presidents (2005 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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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.

Stars: George Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton

Votes: 186

29. The Mad World of Donald Trump (2016 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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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.

Director: Richard Sanders | Stars: Matt Frei, Jeb Bush, Ann Coulter, Michael D'Antonio

Votes: 29

30. A Reckoning (2017)

80 min | Crime, Drama, History | Pre-production

One day. One town. A coup d'etat. A massacre. And they got away with it.

Writers: Paige Brien, Allen Weiss | Director: Allen Weiss | Stars: Tank Jones, Valenzia Algarin

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

68 min | Documentary

8.8
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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: 61

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

105 min | Documentary

5.6
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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: 5

33. What Was Ours (2016)

79 min | Documentary, History, War

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A Shoshone veteran, a teenage powwow princess, and an Arapaho journalist discover their purpose on the Wind River Indian Reservation as they seek lost artifacts.

Director: Mat Hames

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

75 min | Documentary

9.0
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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: 7

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

45 min | Documentary

5.6
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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: 46

36. Das große Abenteuer des Kaspar Schmeck (1981– )

176 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.5
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Stars: Peter Janott, Olaf Arndt, Martin Trettau, Renate Heymer

Votes: 11

37. Days of Revolt (2015– )

30 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Chris Hedges, Sabah Alnasseri, Eddie Conway, Ojore Lutalo

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

93 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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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: 56

39. 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

40. Growing Up in America (1988)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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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

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

Documentary

7.8
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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: 13

42. Rebel Citizen (2015)

76 min | Documentary, Biography

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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 »

Director: Pamela Yates | Stars: Haskell Wexler, Pamela Yates

43. Amado M. Peña, Jr: From Culture to Canvas (2012)

60 min | Documentary

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Multi-Award winning Songwriter, Singer, Artist and Friend Holly Dunn shares, An artist cannot be separated from their background and life experiences. With no conscious intention or effort,... See full summary »

Writer: Kate Dawson | Director: Margot Perez-Greene | Stars: Odie Arambula, Jim Arndt, Diana Beach-Stamper, Rt. Branson

44. Lincoln (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 140 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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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: 36

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

53 min | Documentary

9.1
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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

47. America's Game (2008)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

8.6
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Mr. Caruth believes that baseball and America are one and the same, held fast by the rosin of nostalgia. On a Saturday afternoon in late August, the timeworn patriot climbs into his car and... See full summary »

Writers: David Amadio, Gil Damon, Brian Gillin, Steve Kuzmick | Director: Derek Frey | Stars: Gil Damon, David Amadio, Brian Gillin, Steve Kuzmick

Votes: 9

48. The Winter Patriots (2015)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Emanuel Leutze's famous 1851 painting of George Washington crossing the icy Delaware River is an image that most Americans are familiar with. But how many of us really know why Washington ... See full summary »

Writers: Douglas Bradburn, Brian Rose, Shane Seley, Rob Shenk | Directors: Keith Johnson, Shane Seley

49. The Old South (1940)

11 min | Documentary, Short, History

5.6
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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: 98

50. 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