Highest Rated History TV Series With At Least 1000 Votes


1. Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

9.5
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The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 256,283

2. Tiflisi (2014– )

Action, History, Thriller

9.3
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The history of Georgia in the nineteenth century.

Stars: Jano Izoria, Nino Koridze, Giorgi Abashidze, Imeda Arabuli

Votes: 1,595

3. Farouk Omar (2012– )

Biography, Drama, History

9.1
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The life of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, the second Caliph of Islamic State, before and after he embraces in Islam.

Stars: Samer Ismail, Hazem Zedan, Ghassan Massoud, Rakeen Saad

Votes: 2,024

4. To nisi (2010– )

45 min | Drama, History, Mystery

9.0
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Alexis wants to learn everything about her mother's past. To her surprise, she finds out that her family is connected with the isolated island of Spinaloga - the former settlement of lepers. The adaption of the best-selling novel, "The Island", by Victoria Hislop.

Stars: Stelios Mainas, Evgenia Dimitropoulou, Olga Damani, Dina Mihailidou

Votes: 1,349

5. Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev (2011– )

Action, Family, Fantasy

9.0
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This is the story of Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti. It is an elaborated narration of Shiv and Shakti's separation and union, their journeys together, and how that affected and shaped the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mohit Raina, Mouni Roy, Saurav Raj Jain, Falaq Nazz

Votes: 1,179

6. Ramayan (1986–1988)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

9.0
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The Lord incarnated upon the earth nine times. The seventh was known as "Ram Avatar." Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan is the story of the incarnation. It covers the entire story in detail up to Ram's coronation.

Stars: Mukesh Rawal, Rahul Singh, Arun Govil, Deepika

Votes: 1,745

7. Horrible Histories (2009–2016)

Comedy, Family, History

8.9
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A group of British comedians show the sides of history they don't teach you in school. From the 'Savage Stone Age' to the 'Troublesome 20th Century', you see the full side to history.

Stars: Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Ben Willbond

Votes: 2,336

8. Air Emergency (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.9
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Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses.

Stars: Stephen Bogaert, Jonathan Aris, Gregory Feith, Daniel Park

Votes: 2,483

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

58 min | Documentary, History

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: 4,650

10. The Universe (2007– )

45 min | Documentary, History

8.9
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This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists.

Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly, Clifford V. Johnson

Votes: 4,267

11. The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, History

8.8
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The early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is portrayed.

Stars: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 32,744

12. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 121,773

13. Mahabharat (2013– )

20 min | Drama, History, War

8.8
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The story of the throne of Hastinapura, the kingdom ruled by the Kuru clan. The two collateral branches of the family that participate in the struggle of the throne of Hastinapura are the Kaurava and the Pandava.

Stars: Praneet Bhatt, Arav Chowdharry, Shafaq Naaz, Thakur Anoop Singh

Votes: 2,046

14. Vikings (2013– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, History

8.7
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The world of the Vikings is brought to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history - a man on the edge of myth.

Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Travis Fimmel

Votes: 238,059

15. Deadwood (2004–2006)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.7
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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Votes: 70,264

16. Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.6
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Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 183,199

17. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.6
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An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 143,615

18. Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996–1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.

Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, Richard Cansino, Dean Wein, Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Votes: 12,562

19. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999– )

180 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.6
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Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier, Karen Hayley

Votes: 4,050

20. The Great Jang-Geum (2003–2004)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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A series based on a real person in Korean history, Suh, Jang-geum.

Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Hyeon-shik Lim, Jin-hee Ji, So-yi Kim

Votes: 2,028

21. I Love the '80s (2002– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

8.6
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A humorous, year by year look through the decade that saw hair size become a statement, ratty clothes become cool, and music about breaking up become mainstream. Comprised of segments ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Soleil Moon Frye, Traci Lords, Bret Michaels

Votes: 1,413

22. The Hollow Crown (2012– )

150 min | Drama, History

8.5
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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V.

Stars: Anton Lesser, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 3,940

23. El tiempo entre costuras (2013–2014)

853 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.5
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Sira Quiroga is a young Spanish dressmaker engaged to a solid suitor when a suave typewriter salesman upends her life. Spain is being upended by a civil war and the new regime's growing ... See full summary »

Stars: Adriana Ugarte, Hannah New, Mari Carmen Sánchez, Peter Vives

Votes: 1,857

24. Poldark (2015– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Heida Reed

Votes: 12,871

25. Gangland Undercover (2015– )

42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.4
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A gritty fact based drama series that tells the astonishing story of a drug dealer who was arrested then given a desperate ultimatum: serve over 20 years in jail, or go undercover inside ... See full summary »

Stars: Damon Runyan, Stephen Eric McIntyre, Ian Matthews, Ari Cohen

Votes: 2,202

26. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,012

27. Epic Rap Battles of History (2010– )

TV-14 | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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A YouTube video series that pits famous historical, pop culture, or fictional characters against one another in rap battle format.

Stars: Epic Lloyd, Nice Peter, Dante Cimadamore, Zach Sherwin

Votes: 2,382

28. The Last Kingdom (2015– )

60 min | Action, History, Romance

8.3
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The year is 872, and many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Danes, leaving the great kingdom of Wessex standing alone and defiant under the... See full summary »

Stars: Alexander Dreymon, Ian Hart, David Dawson, Eliza Butterworth

Votes: 25,447

29. Isabel (2011–2014)

75 min | History

8.3
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Life of Isabella I of Castile, also known as Isabella the Catholic.

Stars: Michelle Jenner, Ramon Madaula, Rodolfo Sancho, Jordi Díaz

Votes: 1,087

30. Victoria (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Daniela Holtz, Adrian Schiller, Catherine Flemming

Votes: 7,281

31. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015– )

60 min | Fantasy, History

8.2
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With magic long since lost to England, two men are destined to bring it back; the reclusive Mr. Norrell and daring novice Jonathan Strange. So begins a dangerous battle between two great minds.

Stars: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 8,746

32. Drunk History (2007–2011)

TV-14 | Comedy, History

8.2
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The original sketches from Funny or Die where someone gets drunk and tries to recount a historical event.

Stars: Derek Waters, Jen Kirkman, Jack Black, Eric Falconer

Votes: 1,185

33. Shinui (2012– )

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

8.2
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When the queen-to-be of medieval Korea is badly wounded, Captain Choi Young uses a wormhole to "heaven," which is actually 21st-century South Korea, to bring back the spoiled Dr. Yoo Eun-Soo who becomes a pawn in a game of human chess.

Stars: Hee-seon Kim, Min-ho Lee, Se-young Park, Deok-Hwan Ryu

Votes: 1,112

34. D'artagnan and Three Musketeers (1979– )

220 min | Adventure, History, Musical

8.2
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Yet another version of Alexander Duma's novel "The Three Musketeers."

Stars: Mikhail Boyarskiy, Venyamin Smekhov, Igor Starygin, Valentin Smirnitskiy

Votes: 2,206

35. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 54,161

36. Marco Polo (2014– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia.

Stars: Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Remy Hii

Votes: 46,286

37. Da Vinci's Demons (2013–2015)

59 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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Follows Leonardo Da Vinci during his early days in Florence, as a young artist, inventor and dreamer, trying to change the future.

Stars: Tom Riley, Gregg Chillin, Eros Vlahos, Laura Haddock

Votes: 64,202

38. Jack & Bobby (2004–2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Faux documentary series from 2049 about Bobby McCallister, the US president elected eight years earlier, and his older brother Jack. Talking head interviews with Bobby's staff are combined ... See full summary »

Stars: Christine Lahti, Matt Long, Logan Lerman, Jessica Paré

Votes: 1,910

39. I Shouldn't Be Alive (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.1
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Re-enactments of real-life tales of human survival against the savage elements, dangerous climates and physical hazards.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Paul McGann, Greg Rasmussen, Mykel Hawke Pierce

Votes: 1,469

40. Il était une fois... l'homme (1978– )

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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A comprehensive animated survey of the evolution of humanity and the history of predominately Western Civilization.

Stars: Annie Balestra, Albert Barillé, Yves Barsacq, Claude Bertrand

Votes: 2,514

41. Modern Marvels (1993– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Fast-paced, fun and informative, Modern Marvels is The History Channel's signature series focusing on historical technology. The series has focused (among other things) on wonders of ... See full summary »

Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Harlan Saperstein, William Atwater, Alexander B. Rubinow

Votes: 1,454

42. Medici: Masters of Florence (2016– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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A political, family drama set in Florence in the early 15th century. Cosimo de' Medici finds himself at the helm of his supremely wealthy, banking dynasty family, when his father, Giovanni dies suddenly.

Stars: Richard Madden, Stuart Martin, Annabel Scholey, Guido Caprino

Votes: 5,151

43. The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2016– )

60 min | Adventure, History

8.0
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Morgan Freeman presents his quest in order to find how most religions perceive life after death, what different civilizations thought about the act of creation and other big questions that mankind has continuously asked.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Amir Hussain, Jodi Magness, Robert Thurman

Votes: 1,588

44. A Haunting (2005–2017)

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

8.0
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An American paranormal anthology previewing stories told by the victims. Victims tell their terrifing encounters with the paranormal. This show contains narrations, frightening reanactments, & religious content.

Stars: Anthony D. Call, Mark Joy, Lorraine Warren, Kera O'Bryon

Votes: 2,388

45. Barbarians Rising (2016– )

120 min | Action, Drama, History

8.0
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Docudrama by History Channel. Tales of Barbarians that confronted Rome through the ages.

Stars: Michael Ealy, Richard Riddell, Julian Kostov, Kirsty Mitchell

Votes: 1,107

46. Versailles (2015– )

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

Stars: George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman

Votes: 5,087

47. The Borgias (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.9
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The saga of a crime family in 15th century Italy.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

Votes: 40,777

48. Borgia (2011– )

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes, John Doman

Votes: 4,520

49. Underground (2016– )

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, History

7.8
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With the country on the brink of Civil War, the struggle for freedom is more dangerous than ever. Underground tells the story of American heroes and their harrowing journey to freedom, with... See full summary »

Stars: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller

Votes: 3,257

50. Drunk History (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, History

7.8
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Historical reenactments by A-list talent are presented by inebriated storytellers.

Stars: Derek Waters, Bennie Arthur, Craig Cackowski, Maria Blasucci

Votes: 5,542