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1. Wild Europe (2005– )

50 min | Documentary

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Star: Sean Pertwee

Votes: 126

2. Andrew Marr's History of the World (2012)

Documentary, History

Andrew Marr's History of the World is a 2012 BBC documentary television series presented by Andrew Marr that covers 70,000 years of world history from the beginning of human civilisation, ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Marr, Pierre Marais, Aubrey Shelton, Joe Vaz

Votes: 1,226

3. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009)

TV-MA | 312 min | Documentary, History, War

Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Martin Sheen, Rudolf Hess

Votes: 10,865

4. Apocalypse la 1ère Guerre mondiale (2014)

260 min | Documentary, History, War

Colorized historical footage in ascending order of World War 1. Not only the relatively known Flanders and France battles, but also the generally unknown Italian-Austrian, ... See full summary »

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, François Arnaud, Ferdinand Foch, V.I. Lenin

Votes: 2,434

5. The World at War (1973–1974)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 23,054

6. 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: 1,885

7. Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild (2013– )


A British urbanite follows in the footsteps of various individuals, who against all odds, have willingly forsaken the luxuries and lifestyle of the modern world, for a less-than-ordinary life in the wilderness.

Stars: Ben Fogle, Ian Usher, Vanessa Anderson, Mickey Cofer

Votes: 387

8. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

Wildlife documentary series with David Attenborough, beginning with a look at the remote islands which offer sanctuary to some of the planet's rarest creatures, to the beauty of cities, which are home to humans, and animals..

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 102,696

10. The Universe (2007–2015)
Episode: Total Eclipse (2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

We earthlings have what may be a unique opportunity in all the universe to view a stellar corona during a total solar eclipse. And while a solar eclipse is rare even on Earth, other ... See full summary »

Director: Darryl Rehr | Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Glenn Schneider, Holly Gilbert

Votes: 53

11. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Eat, Fast and Live Longer (I) (2012)

59 min | Documentary

Different kinds of calorie restriction diets that are supposed to increase life expectancy and decrease brain damage due to aging are analyzed.

Director: Kate Dart | Stars: Michael Mosley, Joe Cordell, Luigi Fontana, Valter D. Longo

Votes: 158

12. The Last Igloo (2019 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

This is a documentary about a man living in Greenland following the traditional Inuit way of life. It shows his daily struggles with finding enough food, building an igloo all set against a... See full summary »

Director: Christian Collerton

Votes: 159

13. Genius of the Modern World (2016)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world: Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.

Stars: Bettany Hughes, Hannah Dawson, Simon Goldhill, Manuel Dries

Votes: 962

14. Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists (2018)

TV-MA | 108 min | Documentary

The story of New York City journalists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill lauded in their time as the voice of New York.

Directors: Jonathan Alter, John Block, Steve McCarthy | Stars: Harvey Araton, John Avlon, Mike Barnicle, Dan Barry

Votes: 342

15. Can You Rebuild My Brain? (2018 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

At the age of 34 Lotje Sodderland suffered a stroke that almost killed her but left her with a fascination with the science that saved her life. Here she meets scientists using technology to repair "broken" brains.

Director: Stephen Finnigan | Star: Lotje Sodderland

Votes: 15

16. The Joy of Logic (2013 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 60 min | Documentary

Computer Scientist, Professor Cliff, thru philosophy, math, science and technology exhibits the quest for certainty/ fundamentals of sound reasoning.

Director: Catherine Gale | Stars: Dave Cliff, Kieran Edwards, Peter Henderson, Phillip Whiteman

Votes: 54

17. Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Ada Lovelace was a most unlikely computer pioneer. In this film, Dr Hannah Fry tells the story of Ada's remarkable life. Born in the early 19th century Ada was a countess of the realm, a ... See full summary »

Director: Nat Sharman | Stars: Hannah Fry, Tilly Blyth, Doron Swade, Melina Sydney Padua

Votes: 58

18. Precision: The Measure of All Things (2013)

60 min | Documentary, History

Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores why we are driven to measure and quantify the world around us and why we have reduced the universe to just a handful of fundamental units of measurement.

Stars: Marcus du Sautoy, Michael de Podesta, Nigel Fox, Jan-Theodor Janssen

Votes: 140

19. History of Christianity (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 180 min | Documentary

6-part course on the history of Christianity, from the early days to modern times.

Star: Timothy George

Votes: 51

21. Banksy and the Rise of Outlaw Art (2020)

112 min | Documentary

Banksy, the world's most infamous street artist, whose political art, criminal stunts, and daring invasions outraged the establishment and created a revolutionary new movement while his identity remained shrouded in mystery.

Director: Elio Espana | Stars: Banksy, Felix Braun, Claire de Dobay Rifelj, Ben Eine

Votes: 635

22. First Civilizations (2018– )

55 min | Documentary

Having lived as mobile foragers for 99 percent of our time on Earth, why did humans set out on the road to civilization? How did they create villages, towns, cities, and states, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jens Notroff, Kerry Shale

Votes: 49

23. How We Got to Now (2014– )

TV-PG | 360 min | Documentary, History

Explores the power and the legacy of great ideas.

Stars: Steven Johnson, Gene Chruszcz, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Terri Adams

Votes: 374

25. The World According to Ion B. (2009)

60 min | Documentary

Ion Barladeanu is on his way to becoming an important contemporary artist, but in May 2008 he was still a tramp on the streets of Bucharest.

Director: Alexander Nanau | Star: Ion Barladeanu

Votes: 399

26. How to with John Wilson (2020– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

An anxious New Yorker who attempts to give everyday advice while dealing with his own personal issues.

Stars: John Wilson, Cynthia Larson, Ron Low, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 4,466

27. Italy's Invisible Cities (2017)


Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover the hidden history of Italian civilisation and city life.

Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Michael Scott

Votes: 120

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