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1. Empire Games (2018– )

50 min | Documentary

This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, family mayhem, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim O'Brien, Massimo Betello, Paul Gareth Gwynne

Votes: 126

2. Ancient Worlds (2010– )

Not Rated | Documentary

An Ancient society is examined, but not just from a historical point of view. The researchers try to present and approach it as if they lived in that Classical or earlier culture, religion etcetera.

Stars: Richard Miles, Simon Russell Beale, Julie Berry, Cecile Michel

Votes: 151

4. A History of Britain (2000–2002)

60 min | Documentary, History

A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.

Stars: Simon Schama, Michael Kitchen, Samuel West, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 712

5. The Putin Interviews (2017– )

TV-PG | 58 min | Documentary, Biography

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone interviews the Russian president Vladimir Putin about divisive issues related to the US-Russia relations.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Vladimir Putin, Sergei Chudinov, George Bush

Votes: 3,027

9. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

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

Votes: 1,281

10. Newton: The Dark Heretic (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary

This BBC documentary outlines the evidence that suggest that Newton's revolutionary ideas about light came from his secret work as an alchemist.

Director: Chris Oxley | Stars: Philip Harvey, Phillip Keiman, Clare Angelini .Heather

Votes: 24

11. Einstein's Big Idea (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

This docudrama examines the history of scientific discovery that lead up to Albert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 and its aftermath in the creation of nuclear energy. This includes ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Johnstone | Stars: Andrew Callaway, Andy Crabbe, Daniel D'Alessandro, Brendan Fleming

Votes: 561

12. World War 1 in Colour (2003– )

372 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary using computer colorized footage from World War I to give the audience the feel of how it really looked back during the war.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Arthur Barraclough, Arthur Halestrap, Harry Patch

Votes: 596

13. America: The Story of Us (2010)

Documentary, History

A six-night miniseries presenting the history of how the United States was invented, looking at the moments where Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress -- from the rigors... See full summary »

Stars: Daniel Webb, Liev Schreiber, Tom Brokaw, James Meigs

Votes: 1,292

14. The Men Who Built America (2012– )

TV-14 | 295 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Campbell Scott, H.W. Brands, Mark Cuban, Donny Deutsch

Votes: 2,863

15. Barbarians Rising (2016– )

TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

Rome. The greatest empire the world has ever known. This docudrama tells the story of Rome through the eyes of the empire's many adversaries who battled to see its destruction.

Stars: Michael Ealy, Barry Strauss, Richard Riddell, Julian Kostov

Votes: 1,504

17. Engineering an Empire (2005–2007)

TV-PG | 564 min | Documentary, History

A series of documentaries that go over the world's history and it's many accomplishments.

Stars: Peter Weller, Michael Carroll, J.J. Huckin, Spyros Bakas

Votes: 524

18. Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire (2008– )

TV-PG | 60 min | History, War

A thirteen hour series which focuses on the Germanic, Britannic and other barbarian tribal wars with Rome which ultimately led to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This series is ... See full summary »

Stars: Leif Anders, Paul Bicknell, Andre de Nesnera, Rome Knight

Votes: 538

19. She-Wolves: England's Early Queens (2012)

177 min | Documentary

Helen Castor presents an in depth and insightful series covering England's early Queens, from the High Middle Ages with Eleanor and get daughter-in-law Eleanor of Aquitane, through the Late... See full summary »

Star: Helen Castor

Votes: 199

20. Ancient Civilizations (2017– )

TV-G | History

What hidden knowledge lies in our ancient past? A team of renowned scholars has come together to go beyond the surface-level myths, artifacts, and mysteries found in ancient texts and lost ... See full summary »

Stars: Gregg Braden, Jack Cary, Andrew Collins, Graham Hancock

Votes: 49

21. The Pyramid Code (2009– )

45 min | Documentary

The Pyramid Code is a documentary series of 5 episodes that explores the pyramid fields and ancient temples in Egypt as well as ancient megalithic sites around the world looking for clues ... See full summary »

Stars: Sally Jennings, Abd'el Hakim Awyan, John Anthony West, Carmen Boulter

Votes: 574

22. Secrets of Great British Castles (2015– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History

Historian Dan Jones explores the millennium of history behind six of Great Britain's most famous castles: Warwick, Dover, Caernarfon, the Tower of London, Carrickfergus, and Stirling.

Stars: Dan Jones, Christophe Lombardi, Jay Dee, Ronald Hutton

Votes: 506

23. Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace: Hampton Court (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

The history of this grand 500-year-old palace is inextricably tied to the lavish lifestyle of King Henry VIII and the doomed fates of his six wives.

Director: Sam Taplin | Star: Samuel West

Votes: 152

24. Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty (2014– )

Documentary, Biography, History

Docudrama series with author Dan Jones. It follows the period from control freak king Henry II to the tyrant king Richard II.

Stars: Dan Jones, Julie Barrau, Cosmin Dominte

Votes: 195

25. Britain's Bloody Crown (2016– )

Not Rated | Drama, History

Using a combination of documentary and drama, historian Dan Jones tells the story of the War of the Roses - the 30 year civil war between the House of York and House of Lancaster that saw the crown change hands seven times.

Stars: Dan Jones, Steffan Boje, James Oliver Wheatley, Darren Bransford

Votes: 137

26. Six Wives with Lucy Worsley (2016)

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

Historian Lucy Worsley visits the time of Henry VIII and tells the story of his six successive wives.

Stars: Lucy Worsley, Nicholas Agnew, Scott Arthur, Paola Bontempi

Votes: 393

27. Henry VIII and His Six Wives (2016– )

Not Rated | 60 min | History

A series about Henry VIII and his wives, chronicling the ups and downs in his marriages and how they shaped his reign as King and ultimately the face of Britain.

Stars: Dan Jones, Suzannah Lipscomb, Charlie Clements, Toby Osmond

Votes: 104

28. Decoded (2010– )

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

Novelist Brad Meltzer and a team of investigators delve into historical mysteries.

Stars: Brad Meltzer, Buddy Levy, Christine McKinley, Scott Rolle

Votes: 699

29. American Ripper (2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

The great-great-grandson of Herman Mudgett (alias H.H. Holmes - America's first serial killer), Jeff Mudgett, sets out to prove a controversial theory that H.H. Holmes and Britain's most ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Mudgett, Amaryllis Fox, Conor Hall, Mark Granville Merritt

Votes: 465

30. Nazi Mega Weapons (2013– )

60 min | Documentary, History, War

An examination of Nazi Germany's various military engineering projects during World War II.

Stars: Julian Forsyth, Chris Wilson, Robert Meller, Oliver Fritz

Votes: 387

31. The Truth Behind: Atlantis (2011 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

Uncover fascinating new information about the "lost" underwater city of Atlantis, a legend that has long mystified scholars and explorers.

Stars: Elsie Brown, Robert Carmichael, Andrew Collins, Philip Curtis

Votes: 19

32. Panama Canal: Prized Possession (2015)

Documentary

The Panama Canal, built by the United States on Panamanian territory, turned at once into a symbol of American power and Panama's national identity.



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