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1. Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 436,029

2. Band of Brothers (2001)

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

The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

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

Votes: 347,880

4. Hollywood (1980– )

676 min | Documentary, History

The history of the American film industry in Hollywood during the Silent era.

Stars: James Mason, Viola Dana, Byron Haskin, Colleen Moore

Votes: 638

5. Connections (1978– )

50 min | Documentary, History

Follow James Burke through the history of science and technology in this collection of 10 1-hour episodes, starting with "The Trigger Effect."

Stars: James Burke, Mark Wing-Davey, Ted Burnett, Keith Macey

Votes: 970

6. Kurtulus (1994– )

354 min | History, War

Epic independence fight in 21st century. Turkish independence war against occupying forces (Greece, England, France, Italy) in her land.

Stars: Asli Öyken, Ege Aydan, T.P. McKenna, Aytaç Arman

Votes: 2,016

7. Baseball (1994–2010)

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Paul Roebling

Votes: 3,543

8. NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed (2016– )

Documentary, History, Sport

The most in-depth high-octane account of the gritty true story behind NASCAR comes roaring to life in a first of its kind limited series.

Stars: Eric Rolland, Adam Jonas Segaller, Tom Schmitt, Garrett Able

Votes: 37

9. The Vietnam War (2017)

TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, Duong Van Mai Elliott, James Willbanks

Votes: 16,486

11. The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories (2017–2018)

History

Through a series of lectures, Jordan Peterson reinterprets the Biblical narrative for the modern era.

Star: Jordan Peterson

Votes: 65

12. When They See Us (2019)

TV-MA | 296 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.

Stars: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Marquis Rodriguez

Votes: 66,203

13. Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India (2014– )

60 min | History

How the constitution of the largest Democratic Republic in the world was created.

Stars: Rajendra Gupta, Swara Bhaskar, Rajit Kapoor, K.K. Raina

Votes: 209

14. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009)

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

Votes: 8,445

15. The War (2007)

TV-14 | 124 min | Documentary, History, War

A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

Stars: Keith David, Katharine Phillips, Tom Hanks, Paul Fussell

Votes: 4,509

17. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 12,475

18. The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire (2016– )

History, War

With access to both German and British archives, military historian Peter Barton re-examines one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War from both sides of No Man's Land.

Star: Peter Barton

Votes: 32

19. 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: 1,994

21. Love Hate and Propaganda (2010– )

Documentary, History

A survey of World War II and the pivotal role propaganda played in it.

Star: Jack Newman

Votes: 26

22. Weapons That Made Britain (2004– )

Documentary, History, War

An examination of important weapons in British history.

Stars: Lockhart Ogilvie, Mike Loades

Votes: 65

23. Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973– )

69 min | Drama, History, War

A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov. The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Yefim Kopelyan, Leonid Bronevoy, Ekaterina Gradova

Votes: 3,719

24. Laponia (2018)

58 min | History

This is the story of the Sami, the indigenous peoples of northern Europe, and their history - from the origins two thousand years ago until today.

Votes: 7

25. Meraviglie: La penisola dei tesori (2018–2020)

100 min | Documentary, History

A journey through Italy's most beautiful and important UNESCO World Heritage sights.

Stars: Alberto Angela, Francesco Pannofino, Gianna Nannini, Violante Placido

Votes: 30

26. Ni dieu, ni maître. Une histoire de l'anarchisme (2017)

143 min | Documentary, History

"Ni Dieu Ni Maître" reviews all the great events of the social history of the last two centuries and reveals the origin and destiny of this political current that has been fighting for over 150 years all masters and gods.

Votes: 44

27. Der Krieg und ich (2019)

25 min | Drama, Family, History

What does it mean to be a war child? This German drama series for children about World War II sets the official version of history against a young and international perspective and shows how children experienced the war in Europe.

Stars: Nicola Seaton-Clark, Mina Christ, Arved Friese, Juri Gayed

Votes: 10

28. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )

TV-14 | 795 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

Stars: Peter Coyote, George F. Will, Geoffrey C. Ward, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 1,947

29. Chuno (2010– )

Action, Drama, History

Dae-gil is the leader of a group of slave hunters that are hired to find a runaway slave named Tae-ha, who was once a great warrior.

Stars: Hyuk Jang, Ji-Ho Oh, Da-hae Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 550

30. Amar y morir en Chile (2012– )

54 min | Drama, History

The operation Siglo XX with which El Frente Patriótico Manuel Rodríguez (FPMR) plans to assassinate President Augusto Pinochet, and with that to overthrow the dictatorship in Chile.

Stars: Iñigo Urrutia, Pablo Díaz, Diego Ruiz, Ariel Levy

Votes: 10

31. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008)

Documentary, History

Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure, as it happened, told by the people who were there. From the early ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kranz, Gary Sinise, Jim Lovell, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 1,791

32. The Great Philosophers (1987– )

45 min | Documentary, History

A sequential account of the history of western philosophy.

Stars: Bryan Magee, A.J. Ayer, Michael Ayres, Myles Burnyeat

Votes: 28

34. Hezardastan (1988)

720 min | Action, Drama, History

A corrupt, six-fingered detective is sent to recruit a retired assassin now living a secluded life as a calligrapher to assassinate a prominent government official known as Hezardastan who has stolen jewels from a member of the royal family. However, the calligrapher one-ups the detective and holds him as his prisoner and tortures him. The calligrapher begins to reflect upon his life gone by, and... See full summary »

Stars: Jamshid Mashayekhi, Ezzatolah Entezami, Davoud Rashidi, Ali Nassirian

Votes: 1,012

35. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)

157 min | Documentary, History

78 Metascore

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Gilles Kepel, Melvin Goodman, Stephen Holmes, William Kristol

Votes: 3,807

37. Der Stechlin (1975– )

295 min | Drama, Family, History

At the end of the 19th century, the Brandenburg nobleman Dubslav von Stechlin dominated a small town of the same name in the county of Ruppin.

Stars: Volkert Kraeft, Ulrich von Dobschütz, Willi Rose, Benno Sterzenbach

Votes: 18

39. Elizabeth R (1971– )

85 min | Biography, Drama, History

When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Robert Hardy, Stephen Murray

Votes: 1,452

40. Demirkirat: Bir Demokrasinin Dogusu (1991– )

Documentary, History

A documentary of Turkish political history about multi-party period, Democrat Party government and the coup d'etat of 27th May. Including eye-witness interviews with journalists, officers, politicians and family members.

Stars: Mehmet Ali Birand, Baha Aksit, Cüneyt Arcayürek, Mehmet Ali Aybar

Votes: 199

41. WWII in HD (2009– )

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

Follow the lives of soldiers who lived World War II, through previously unseen color footage.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Charles Scheffel, Justin Bartha, Ron Livingston

Votes: 1,831

42. History of The Emirates (2019– )

Documentary, History

For the first time ever, the ancient history of the United Arab Emirates is depicted in this informative and entertaining three-part documentary series. Stretching back 125,000 years and ... See full summary »

Star: Jeremy Irons

Votes: 10

44. The First World War (2003)

500 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive survey of the history of World War I.

Stars: Jonathan Lewis, Voja Tankosic, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Andrée Bernard

Votes: 1,136

45. Mark Williams on the Rails (2004– )

300 min | Documentary, History

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Star: Mark Williams

Votes: 45

47. Vietnam: A Television History (1983– )

660 min | Documentary, History, War