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1. Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

Unrated | 123 min | Drama

6.7
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Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Dick Gregory, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Ernest Kubler

Votes: 1,254

2. October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927)

95 min | Drama, History

7.4
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A large-scale view on the events of 1917 in Russia, when the monarchy was overthrown.

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko

Votes: 6,448

3. Faintheart (2008)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A romantic comedy set in the world of battle re-enactments, about an irresponsible guy who has to shape up in order to win back his wife.

Director: Vito Rocco | Stars: Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner, Jessica Hynes, Bronagh Gallagher

Votes: 842

4. Dogfights (2005– )

Documentary, History, War

8.2
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Using modern computer animation, great aerial and modern naval battles are recreated. In the process, you learn about the history of military transportation technology, the tactics created and the people using them.

Stars: Phil Crowley, Frederick Blesse, Ralph Parr, Robinson Risner

Votes: 517

5. Gettysburg (2011 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary, History, War

6.4
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An examination of the Battle of Gettysberg on both the personal and strategic level.

Director: Adrian Moat | Stars: Sam Rockwell, George Wunderlich, Peter Carmichael, Garry E. Adelman

Votes: 442

6. The Great War (2007 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, History, War

7.2
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A historical recreation of Canada's role in World War I, cast by descendants of the people who participated in it.

Director: Brian McKenna | Stars: Brian McKenna, Justin Trudeau, Michael Rudder, Maxime Cournoyer

Votes: 26

7. Race for the White House (2016– )

Documentary, Drama, History

7.8
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Notable US Presidential election races throughout American history are examined.

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Paul Begala, Todd Blood, Pat Buchanan

Votes: 402

8. Empress of Ireland (2012)

70 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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After his disappearance on May 29, 1914, the Empress of Ireland still arouses passionate curiosity of crowds. Shipwreck disaster (there are more than twelve thousand victims), this ... See full summary »

Director: Stephan Parent | Stars: Gabrielle Alicot, Marilyn Bali, Alexis Barbe, David Batani

Votes: 30

9. Animal Armageddon (2009– )

Documentary, Animation, History

7.4
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This documentary series explores the causes behind six major extinction events in Earth's history. It also speculates on the next such event.

Stars: Peter Ward, Michael Carroll, Craig Chesner, Michael Benton

Votes: 171

10. Tales from the Royal Wardrobe (2014 TV Movie)

PG | 59 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Today, few people's clothes attract as much attention as the royal family, but this is not a modern-day paparazzi-inspired obsession. Historian Dr. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Gillam-Smith | Stars: Lucy Worsley, Beatrice Behlen, Shaun Cole, Meredith Etherington-Smith

Votes: 148

11. Untitled Daniel Warn Project

Action, Adventure, Biography | Announced

When Ernest Shackleton is given the ship Endurance to reclaim the record for the furthest south expedition, his journey is cut short when his ship becomes trapped in the ice pack and begins... See full summary »

Director: Randell Seymour

12. Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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The history of Hollywood's handling of the Nazis and its later depiction of the Holocaust they perpetrated.

Director: Daniel Anker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Norma Barzman, Jack Benny, Michael Berenbaum

Votes: 596 | Gross: $0.02M

13. That'll Teach 'Em (2003– )

Documentary, Family, History

7.7
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Contemporary high school students volunteer to experience life in a tradition English grammar school for the summer.

Stars: Pat Crowe, Simon Warr, Austin Vince, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 23

14. Death of Marat (1897)

1 min | Short, History

4.9
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Director: Georges Hatot

Votes: 125

15. The Twelve Apostles (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.8
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Stars: Martin Sheen, Joseph Steven, Teresa Modnick

Votes: 16

16. Execution of Joan of Arc (1898)

1 min | Short, Drama, History

5.7
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Director: Georges Hatot

Votes: 96

17. Honor Deferred (2006 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

5.6
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True World War II stories of military valor by African-Americans belatedly deemed worthy of the US Medal of Honor.

Director: Nick Brigden | Stars: Philip Adkins, Lamar Brown, Terry Burch, Atticus Cain

Votes: 45

18. WW1 Uncut (2014– )

Documentary, History, War

6.4
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A series of short films offering a fresh perspective on some of the most fascinating aspects of WWI, shining a light on the real experience and answering key questions.

Stars: Dan Snow, Kyle Jon Shephard, Christopher Wills, Mark Davison

Votes: 5

19. Tatort Berlin: Der S-Bahnmörder von Rummelsburg (2012 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Gabi Schlag

20. Santiago Gapp. El sacerdote que se enfrentó a Hitler (2018)

29 min | Short

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Documentary about Santiago Gapp. Which was a priest who opposed the Nazi regime, and who was executed for it, after fleeing and being detected by the Gestapo in Valencia.

Director: Manuel Cabo | Stars: Lucia Alcázar, Ricard Cerdán

21. Nova (1974– )
Episode: First Air War (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

7.3
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An exploration of the development of aerial warfare in World War One.

Director: Nick Green | Stars: Gene de Marco, Malcolm Frazer, Peter Hart, Trevor Henshaw

Votes: 78

22. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Holocaust on Trial (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary

6.6
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An account of Holocaust denier David Irving, and his 1999 libel trial against historian Deborah Lipstadt who challenged his deceptions.

Director: Leslie Woodhead | Stars: Michael Byrne, John Castle, David Cesarani, Jeremy Clyde

Votes: 5



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