FILM LIFE: War and Revolution | Chapter 15

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"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." - 1984 by George Orwell. __________

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

The military-industrial complex. __________

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1. Pearl Jam: Do the Evolution (1998 Video)

4 min | Animation, Short, Music

A music video for Pearl Jam's song 'Do the Evolution.

Directors: Kevin Altieri, Todd McFarlane | Stars: Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Jack Irons, Mike McCready

Votes: 129

War and Revolution

IMDb Watch Now External Link: 'Pearl Jam: Do the Evolution' YouTube Music Video. _____________

Causes of War

Wikipedia: Category: Causes of war. _________________________

The 8 Main Reasons for War

The 8 Main Reasons for War | Owlcation.

2. Art of War (2009 TV Movie)

91 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.

Director: David Padrusch | Stars: James Lurie, James Wong, Toshishiro Obata, Andrew Amani

Votes: 126

WAR ________

Wikipedia: The Art of War.

Wikipedia: Sun Tzu. ________

Wikipedia: War.

Wikipedia: Outline of war.

Wikipedia: Timeline of wars.

Wikipedia: List of wars by death toll. ________

Wikipedia: Lists of battles.

Wikipedia: List of battles (alphabetical).

Wikipedia: List of battles by casualties. ________

Wikipedia: Military history by country.

Wikipedia: List of militaries by country. __________


Wikipedia: Revolution.

Wikipedia: List of revolutions and rebellions.

3. War and Civilization (1998– )

Documentary, War

This eight part series takes an in-depth look at history of warfare. Shot on location around the world, each episode examines various developments in evolution of armed conflict from ... See full summary »

Star: Walter Cronkite

Votes: 37

Wikipedia: War.

Wikipedia: Military history.

4. Decisive Battles (2004– )

30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

Important battles of world history are explored and recreated with video game visuals.

Stars: Matthew Settle, Philip Sabin, Paul Cartledge, Victor Davis Hanson

Votes: 123

Wikipedia: Decisive Battles.

5. Conquest (2002– )

30 min | Documentary, Action, History

Actor and fight director Peter Woodward explores various forms of competition throughout the ages, reenacting historic fights with the help of a stunt team. Episodes have focused on topics ... See full summary »

Stars: Al Gregg, Chris Torres, Peter Woodward, Derek Hagen

Votes: 77

6. Reclaiming the Blade (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

The Medieval and Renaissance blade, a profound and beautiful object handcrafted by master artisans of old. An object of great complexity, yet one with a singular use in mind- it is designed... See full summary »

Director: Daniel McNicoll | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Karl Urban, John Rhys-Davies, Richard Taylor

Votes: 768

The Sword

Wikipedia: Sword.

Wikipedia: Types of swords.

Wikipedia: Classification of swords.

Wikipedia: Chronology of bladed weapons.

Wikipedia: Swordsmanship.

7. Samurai: The Last Warrior (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 67 min | Documentary, History

International Samurai expert, Dr. Stephen Turnbull, provides historical insights into these legendary warriors in this documentary program described as "powerful and intriguing" by the Los Angeles Times.

Director: Charlie Shepard | Stars: Barry Robbins, Stephen Turnbull

Votes: 41

Japanese Martial Arts

Wikipedia: Japanese martial arts.


Wikipedia: Samurai.

8. Lost Civilizations (1995– )

40 min | Documentary

From the bloodletting of Maya kings and a pharaoh's last journey to the secret pleasures of a Roman empress.

Stars: Sam Waterston, Hans-Peter Bögel, Richard Neave, James Wright

Votes: 70

Wikipedia: Ancient history.

Wikipedia: Timeline of ancient history.

Wikipedia: Ancient warfare. _______________________________

Civilization, Empires & Monarchies

Wikipedia: Civilization.

Wikipedia: Cradle of civilization. ________

Wikipedia: List of ancient great powers.

Wikipedia: List of medieval great powers.

Wikipedia: List of modern great powers. ________

Wikipedia: List of empires.

Wikipedia: List of former monarchies.

Wikipedia: List of former sovereign states. ________

Wikipedia: List of sovereign states. __________________

Prehistoric Warfare

Wikipedia: Prehistoric warfare. _________________________

List of Wars That Began Before 1000 AD

Wikipedia: List of wars: before 1000.

9. Planet Egypt (2011– )

Documentary, History

Planet Egypt recounts the epic history of Ancient Egypt and its Pharaohs, from the pre-dynastic period through to the late dynasties. Each episode addresses one aspect of Egypt's enormous ... See full summary »

Stars: Kent Weeks, Günter Dreyer, Salima Ikram, Donald Redford

Votes: 63

Prehistoric Egypt | Cemetery 117: 12000 - 14000 BC

Wikipedia: Jebel Sahaba. ______________________

List of Conflicts in Egypt

Wikipedia: List of conflicts in Egypt. _____________________

Military of Ancient Egypt

Wikipedia: Military of ancient Egypt.

10. Somalia: The Forgotten Story (2016)

46 min | Documentary

The story of Somalia's decline from stability to chaos revealing the problems facing its people at home and abroad.

Directors: Mohamed Dawood, Omar Elkholy | Stars: Abukar Awale, Hussein Dualeh, Mohamed Hashi Elmi, Mary Harper

Votes: 11

[Conflicts in the Horn of Africa]: 17th Century BC

Wikipedia: Conflicts in the Horn of Africa. ________

Wikipedia: Somali Civil War.

Wikipedia: Somali Civil War (2006-2009).

Wikipedia: Somali Civil War (2009-present).

11. Decisive Battles (2004– )
Episode: Ramses II (2004)

Documentary, Animation, History

Battle of Kadesh, 1274 BCE.

Stars: Matthew Settle, Kenneth Kitchen, John Ray, Joyce Tyldesley

Votes: 9

[The Wars of Ramesses II]: 1279 - 1213 BC

Wikipedia: Ramesses II. ____________________

Campaigns and Battles

The Battle Against the Sherden Sea Pirates: 1278 BC

The First Syrian Campaign: 1276 - 1275 BC

The Second Syrian Campaign: 1274 BC

The Third Syrian Campaign: 1270 BC

Later Campaigns in Syria: 1270 - 1269 BC

Campaigns in Nubia: 1260 BC

Campaigns in Libya: 1250 BC

12. Battles BC (2009– )
Episode: Ramses: Raging Chariots (2009)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, Action, History

This program explains the transformation of Ancient Egypt from a peaceful kingdom into a warring empire which leads to the Battle of Kadesh between the Egyptians under Ramses II and the ... See full summary »

Director: David Padrusch | Stars: Bryan McGowan, Ash McNair, Nevin Millan

Votes: 15

Second Syrian Campaign of Ramesses II | The Battle of Kadesh: 1274 BC

Wikipedia: Battle of Kadesh.

Wikipedia: Chariot.

13. In Search of the Trojan War (1985– )

360 min | Documentary

Over six hour-long programs, Michael Wood marshals the disparate strands of evidence to present as fully rounded a portrait as possible of both the historical and the legendary city of Troy... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Wood, John Chadwick, Peter Connolly, Colin Renfrew

Votes: 228

Greek Mythology | [The Trojan War]: Modern Dating: 1260 - 1180 BC

Wikipedia: Trojan War.

Wikipedia: Greek mythology.

14. Greek Gods and Goddesses: The Odyssey (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary, Action, Adventure

Through dramatic reconstructions, former Olympic athlete Jonathan Edwards takes a voyage back in time, following Odysseus (Ulysses) as he leads his men to fight in the Trojan War and their perilous journey home to Ithaca.

Director: Jean-Claude Bragard | Star: Jonathan Edwards

Votes: 12

Wikipedia: Odysseus (Ulysses).

15. Rome: The World's First Superpower (2014– )

Documentary, History

Rome: The World's First Superpower follows award-winning actor Larry Lamb as he tells the story of Rome 3,000 years ago, an extraordinary people rose and conquered the known world. He looks... See full summary »

Stars: Larry Lamb, Darius Arya, Richard Miles, Christopher Smith

Votes: 56

[Roman Wars and Battles]: 753 BC - 476 AD

Wikipedia: List of Roman wars and battles.

Campaign History of the Roman Military

Wikipedia: Campaign history of the Roman military. _____________

Roman History

Wikipedia: History of Rome.

Wikipedia: Timeline of Roman history. ______________________

Military of Ancient Rome

Wikipedia: Military of ancient Rome.

Wikipedia: Military history of ancient Rome.

Wikipedia: Category: Military of ancient Rome.

Wikipedia: Strategy of the Roman military.

Wikipedia: Roman army.

Wikipedia: Roman infantry tactics.

Wikipedia: List of Roman army unit types.

Wikipedia: Category: Military units and formations of ancient Rome. ___________________________________

Wars and Battles of the Roman Republic

Wikipedia: Roman Republic.

Wikipedia: Category: Wars involving the Roman Republic.

Wikipedia: Category: Battles involving the Roman Republic.

Wikipedia: Category: Military units and formations of the Roman Republic. __________________________________

Wars and Battles of the Roman Empire

Wikipedia: Roman Empire.

Wikipedia: Category: Wars involving the Roman Empire.

Wikipedia: Category: Battles involving the Roman Empire.

Wikipedia: Category: Military units and formations of the Roman Empire. __________________________________

List of Emperors of the Roman Empire

Wikipedia: List of Roman emperors.

Gladiators of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire

Wikipedia: Gladiator.

18. Rise and Fall of the Spartans (2002– )

Documentary, History, War

The history of the great militaristic Ancient Greek city state.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Travis Wojcik

Votes: 50

[Sparta & the Spartans]

Wikipedia: Sparta.

Wikipedia: Spartan army.

19. The Spartans (2004– )

175 min | Documentary, History

A history of the ancient Spartans, featuring historian Bettany Hughes as presenter and narrator.

Star: Bettany Hughes

Votes: 166

[Spartan Wars and Battles]: 743 - 195 BC

Wikipedia: Spartan army.

The Messenian Wars

Wikipedia: First Messenian War (743 - 724 BC).

Wikipedia: Second Messenian War (685 - 668 BC).

The Wars with Argos

Wikipedia: Battle of Hysiae (c.669 BC)

Wikipedia: Battle of Sepeia (494 BC).

The Greco-Persian War

Wikipedia: Greco-Persian Wars (499 - 449 BC).

The First Peloponnesian War

Wikipedia: First Peloponnesian War (460 - 445 BC).

The Peloponnesian War

Wikipedia: Peloponnesian War (431 - 404 BC).

The Corinthian War

Wikipedia: Corinthian War (395 - 387 BC).

The Boeotian War

Wikipedia: Boeotian War (378 - 371 BC).

The Cleomenean War

Wikipedia: Cleomenean War (229/228 - 222 BC).

The War Against Nabis

Wikipedia: War against Nabis (195 BC).

20. Decisive Battles (2004– )
Episode: Marathon (2004)

Documentary, Animation, History

Battle of Marathon, 490 BCE.

Stars: Matthew Settle, Richard Billows, Paul Cartledge, Steven Pressfield

Votes: 10

Spartan Wars | The Greco-Persian Wars: 499 - 449 BC

Wikipedia: Greco-Persian Wars.

Wikipedia: Category: Battles of the Greco-Persian Wars.

The Battle of Marathon: August/September, 490 BC

Wikipedia: Battle of Marathon.

21. History's Turning Points (1997–2002)
Episode: Battle of Salamis: 480 BC


At Salamis Bay the Greeks lead by Themistocles sink 200 Persian ships while losing only 40.

Spartan Wars | Greco-Persian Wars

Second Persian Invasion of Greece: 480 - 479 BC

Wikipedia: Second Persian invasion of Greece.

The Battle of Salamis: September, 480 BC

Wikipedia: Battle of Salamis.

Spartan Wars | First Peloponnesian War: 460 - 445 BC

Wikipedia: First Peloponnesian War.

Peloponnesian War 431 - 404 BC

Wikipedia: Peloponnesian War.

Wikipedia: History of the Peloponnesian War.

Wikipedia: Category: Battles of the Peloponnesian War.

23. The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice (2015– )

60 min | Documentary

This three-part documentary discovers the origins and beliefs of the Celts in artifacts and human remains across Europe. What emerges is not a portrait of wild people on the western fringes... See full summary »

Stars: Alice Roberts, Neil Oliver, Mike Loades, Nigel Meeks

Votes: 133

[Roman-Gallic Wars]

Wikipedia: Roman-Gallic wars.

The Battle of the Allia: July 18, 390 BC

Wikipedia: Battle of the Allia. _________________________

The Celts and Celtic Warfare

Wikipedia: Celts.

Wikipedia: Celtic warfare.

Wikipedia: List of Celtic battles.

24. Ancient Assassins (2016)
Episode: Sacred Band of Thebes (2016)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary

371 BC. Ancient Greek superpower the Spartan army, confronts the three hundred warriors of the Sacred Band of Thebes.

Star: Brett Jones

Votes: 6

[Post-Peloponnesian War] | The Battle of Leuctra: July 6, 371 BC

Wikipedia: Battle of Leuctra.

The Sacred Band of Thebes

Wikipedia: Sacred Band of Thebes.

25. In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1998)

240 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary series retracing the journey of Alexander the Great across sixteen countries.

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 386

[The Wars of Alexander the Great]: 336 - 323 BC

Wikipedia: Wars of Alexander the Great.

Wikipedia: Category: Battles of Alexander the Great.

Wikipedia: Alexander the Great.

26. The Great Commanders: Alexander the Great - The Battle of Issus (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary, War

Details the battle of Issus and demonstrates Alexander the Great's might in military thinking, planning, ordering, commanding and fighting against an ardent and intelligent foe. This is, ... See full summary »

Votes: 18

Wars of Alexander the Great | The Battle of Issus: 333 BC

Wikipedia: Battle of Issus.

27. Decisive Battles (2004– )
Episode: Gaugamela (2004)

Documentary, Animation, History

Alexander's victory over Darius III of Persia at the Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BCE.

Stars: Matthew Settle, Richard Billows, Paul Cartledge, Steven Pressfield

Votes: 6

Wars of Alexander the Great | The Battle of Gaugamela: 331 BC

Wikipedia: Battle of Gaugamela.

28. Ancient Assassins (2016)
Episode: Alexander the Great's Spidermen (2016)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary

Alexander the Great, one of history's most legendary warriors, is determined to outdo the legacy of his hero, Hercules. He plans an audacious attack on the barbarian tribes living in the ... See full summary »

Wars of Alexander the Great | The Indian Campaign: 327 - 325 BC

Wikipedia: Indian campaign of Alexander the Great.

30. Legions of Rome: The Punic Wars (2001 Video)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

A true giant of military history, Hannibal forged his formidable reputation during the Punic Wars of the second century B.C. Famed for his incredible fifteen day journey across the Alps and... See full summary »

The First Punic War: 264 - 241 BC

Wikipedia: First Punic War.

Wikipedia: Category: Battles of the First Punic War. ________

Wikipedia: Second Punic War.

Wikipedia: Third Punic War.

31. Hannibal: The Man Who Hated Rome (2001 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

No shortlist of the greatest generals in history would be complete with out the name of Hannibal. This film shows why he was both feared and respected by his enemies. Hannibal's tactical ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Fleming | Star: Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 29


Wikipedia: Hannibal.

32. The True Story of Hannibal (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

One of history's greatest military leaders, at age nine Hannibal accompanied his father Hamilcar Barca on the Carthaginian expedition to conquer Spain. Before embarking, the boy vowed ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Hufnail | Stars: Ben Maccabee, Jeffrey Wright, Richard Wilkinson, Steve Chrissanthos

Votes: 54

The Second Punic War - The Hannibalic War: 218 - 201 BC

Wikipedia: Second Punic War.

Wikipedia: Hannibal's crossing of the Alps.

Wikipedia: Fabian strategy. __________________________________

List of Battles of the Second Punic War

Wikipedia: List of battles of the Second Punic War.

33. Decisive Battles (2004– )
Episode: Cannae (2004)

Documentary, Animation, History

Hannibal's victory at the Battle of Cannae, 216 BCE.

Stars: Matthew Settle, Adrian Goldsworthy, Barbara Graziosi, Victor Davis Hanson

Votes: 10

Second Punic War | The Battle of Cannae: August 2, 216 BC

Wikipedia: Battle of Cannae.

34. Time Commanders (2003–2016)
Episode: Battle of Zama 202 BC (2016)

Documentary, Action, History

A team of wrestlers and board game enthusiasts re-fight the battle of Zama in 202 BC between the Romans and Hannibal's Carthage.

Stars: Gregg Wallace, Mike Loades, Lynette Nusbacher, Gordon Summers

Votes: 10

Second Punic War | The Battle of Zama: 202 BC

Wikipedia: Battle of Zama.

35. Carthage: The Roman Holocaust (2004 TV Movie)

PG | 105 min | Documentary

When Rome was still in its infancy, Carthage was the dominant power of the Mediterranean. As Rome grew, Carthage remained its only great rival. It was that rivalry that drove Rome to utterly destroy Carthage, and massacre its people.

Director: Joseph Maxwell | Star: Richard Miles

Votes: 60

The Third Punic War: 149 - 146 BC

Wikipedia: Third Punic War.

Wikipedia: Category: Battles of the Third Punic War. ____________________

The Battle of Carthage: c. 149 BC

Wikipedia: Battle of Carthage (c. 149 BC). ________

Wikipedia: Ancient Carthage.

36. Decisive Battles (2004– )
Episode: Birth of the Roman Empire (2004)

Documentary, Animation, History

Battle of Cynoscephalae, 197 BC: In a classic military conflict between two Ancient World superpowers, the great Macedonian phalanx clashed mightily against the heavily fortified Roman legion.

Stars: Matthew Settle, Peter Connolly, Victor Davis Hanson, Philip Sabin

Votes: 10

[The Macedonian Wars]: 214 - 148 BC

Wikipedia: Macedonian Wars.

Wikipedia: Category: Wars involving Macedonia (ancient kingdom).

Wikipedia: Category: Battles involving Macedonia (ancient kingdom). _______________________

The First Macedonian War: 214 - 205 BC

Wikipedia: First Macedonian War. __________________________

The Second Macedonian War: 200 - 197 BC

Wikipedia: Second Macedonian War.

The Battle of Cynoscephalae: 197 BC

Wikipedia: Battle of Cynoscephalae. _______________________

The Roman-Seleucid War: 192 - 188 BC

Wikipedia: Roman-Seleucid War. ________________________

The Third Macedonian War: 171 - 168 BC

Wikipedia: Third Macedonian War. _________________________

The Fourth Macedonian War: 150 - 148 BC

Wikipedia: Fourth Macedonian War.

37. 8 Days That Made Rome (2017)
Episode: The Spartacus Revolt (2017)

TV-PG | 43 min | History

Bettany Hughes relates the events of 73BC when a Thracian gladiator started a slave revolt that so panicked the Roman elite that they offered power to a single man, foreshadowing Rome's slide into dictatorship.

Director: Jim Greayer | Stars: Adam Basil, Leart Dokle, Bettany Hughes, Rhydian Jones

Votes: 34

[The Servile Wars]: 135 - 71 BC

Wikipedia: Servile Wars.

The First Servile War: 135 - 132 BC

Wikipedia: First Servile War.

The Second Servile War: 104 - 100 BC

Wikipedia: Second Servile War.

The Third Servile War: 73 - 71 BC

Wikipedia: Third Servile War.

Wikipedia: Spartacus.

38. Decisive Battles (2004– )
Episode: Herman the German (2004)

Documentary, Animation, History

Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, 9 CE.

Stars: Matthew Settle, Thomas Burns, Ian Haynes, Ronald Mellor

Votes: 10

[The Germanic Wars]: 113 BC - 596 AD

Wikipedia: Germanic Wars.

Wikipedia: List of the Germanic Wars.

The Early Imperial Campaigns in Germania: 12 BC - AD 16

Wikipedia: Early Imperial campaigns in Germania.

The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest: 9 AD

Wikipedia: Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

39. Kampf um Germanien (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

In the 9th year AD in Germany, near the Teutoburg Forest, the invincible Roman army has suffered a crushing defeat. The leader Armenius ordered army of the integrated German tribes. The ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Twente | Stars: Daniel Pietrucha, Otto Sander

Votes: 81

Wikipedia: Arminius (Herman the German).

40. Sturm über Europa - Die Völkerwanderung (2002– )
Episode: Varusschlacht & Gotensaga (2002)

52 min | Documentary

The Goths -including Gepides- started wandering from Scandinavia's Ostsee coast, to Poland, initially slow and fairly peaceful, then fast to the Danube. In 9 BC a Germanic alliance lead by ... See full summary »

Directors: Christian Feyerabend, Uwe Kersken

Wikipedia: Arminius.

Wikipedia: Publius Quinctilius Varus.

41. Sturm über Europa - Die Völkerwanderung (2002– )
Episode: Kimbern und Teutonen (2002)


The Germanic migrations changed the course of Western history, as the invaders replaced or transformed the Roman empire. The invasion of the Kimbrian and Teutonic tribes from overpopulated,... See full summary »

Directors: Christian Feyerabend, Uwe Kersken

Votes: 5

Germanic Wars | The Cimbrian War: 113 - 101 BC

Wikipedia: Cimbrian War.

The Battle of Noreia: 112 BC

Wikipedia: Battle of Noreia.

42. Decisive Battles (2004– )
Episode: Crassus: Rich Man, Poor Man (2004)

Documentary, Animation, History

Battle of Carrhae, 53 BCE.

Stars: Matthew Settle, Peter Connolly, Ronald Mellor, Philip Sabin

Votes: 12

[The Roman-Persian Wars]: 66 BC - 628 AD

Wikipedia: Roman-Persian Wars.

Roman-Parthian Wars: 66 BC - 217 AD

Wikipedia: Roman-Parthian Wars.

The Battle of Carrhae: May 6, 53 BC

Wikipedia: Battle of Carrhae.

43. The Conquerors (2005– )
Episode: Caesar: Conqueror of Gaul (2005)

Documentary, Biography, History