With Smithsonian Channel (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Air Emergency (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses.

Stars: Stephen Bogaert, Jonathan Aris, Gregory Feith, John Cox

Votes: 3,434

2. The Green Book: Guide to Freedom (2019 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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A deeper look into the real story of Victor H. Green's "The Negro Motorist Green Book" during the Jim Crow era and beyond.

Director: Yoruba Richen | Stars: Yoruba Richen, Marquette Folley, Karen Allen Baxter, Jennifer Ivey

Votes: 419

3. The Life of Earth (2019 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Luke Wiles | Star: Ronan Summers

Votes: 6

4. Disasters at Sea (2018– )

TV-14 | History

8.4
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Series about recent marine disasters and the subsequent investigations.

Stars: Michael Pongracz, Chris Hearn, Bob Ford, Red Carlsen

Votes: 37

5. Aerial America (2010– )

44 min | Documentary

8.8
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Helicopter flights above the USA give breathtaking views of the nation's historic landmarks and natural wonders all presented in stunning HD aerial cinematography while narration provides background information and historical context.

Stars: Jim Conrad, Steve Toney

Votes: 366

6. Orangutan Jungle School (2018– )

TV-PG | 47 min | Documentary

9.3
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Heartwarming stories from the largest animal rescue center for orangutans in the world where the caring staff do their best to help the young apes adjust, come of age and eventually return to the jungle.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Laura Shavin

Votes: 43

7. The Pacific War in Color (2018)

TV-14 | History

8.4
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The Pacific War in Color immerses viewers in a graphic and dramatic look through an unfiltered lens.

Stars: Tim Barker, Jeff Wilburn, Jamie Muffett

Votes: 45

8. Air Warriors (2014– )

TV-PG | Documentary

7.9
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Series reviews modern aircraft from the b2bomber to drones

Stars: Brady Cummins, Tristan Wickersham

Votes: 52

9. The Real Story (2003– )

TV-PG | Documentary, History

6.9
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Documentary style show talking about real life events from some of the most popular movies.

Stars: Corey Johnson, David Harewood, Paul McGann, Mark Bazeley

Votes: 79

10. Epic Warrior Women (2018– )

153 min | History

6.0
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The drama led documentary series presents history's most iconic female fighters. Each extraordinary tale of blood, sacrifice and endurance centres on the life of one young woman warrior caught up in the bloody struggles of her time.

Stars: Bettany Hughes, Adrienne Mayor, Aimée Akakpo-Toulan, Rebecca Dimech

Votes: 22

11. Million Dollar American Princesses (2015– )

History

7.4
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These are the true stories of American heiresses who travelled to England to marry titled English men in the late 1800s.

Stars: Elizabeth McGovern, Charles Jennings, Clive Aslet, Fiona Herbert 8th Countess of Carnarvon

Votes: 96

12. Sacred Sites of the World (2016– )

TV-PG | History

7.8
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Was the remarkable mountain-carved city of Petra once ruled by women? Did the Knights Templar belong to an obscure cult that worshipped John the Baptist? Did the Pueblo civilization of ... See full summary »

Stars: Mehdi Aissaoui, Hami Belal, Rajae El Jaouhari, Karim Elidrissi

Votes: 230

13. The Real Mad Men of Advertising (2017)

TV-PG | Documentary

7.4
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A new Smithsonian Channel four-part series provides an inside look into the men and women who re-invented the advertising industry from post-WWII America through the 1980s.

Stars: John Slattery, Matt Gulbranson, Tony Barber, Autumn Breaud

Votes: 30

14. Titanoboa: Monster Snake (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 93 min | Documentary

6.7
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Meet Titanoboa: She's longer than a bus, eats crocodiles for breakfast and makes the anaconda look like a garter snake.

Director: Martin Kemp

Votes: 270

15. Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.6
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David Attenborough embarks on a remarkable 500 million-year journey revealing the extraordinary group of animals that dominate our world, and how their evolution defines our human bodies.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 743

16. Alaska Aircrash Investigations (2016– )

60 min | Documentary

6.5
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ALASKA AIRCRASH INVESTIGATIONS follows five NTSB members as they risk their lives in extreme environments to access remote crash sites in the unpredictable Alaskan wilderness. From dense ... See full summary »

Votes: 23

17. The Hunt for Bin Laden (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary

6.9
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Witness the 20-year, billion-dollar hunt for the Al-Qaeda leader, as told by the main players who finally brought him down.

Director: Leslie Woodhead | Stars: Allen Farmer, Richard Clarke, J. Cofer Black, Pat D'Amuro

Votes: 143

18. Secrets (2013– )

TV-PG | Documentary, History, Mystery

6.6
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Have you ever wondered why stuff was the way it is in history we have the answer!

Stars: Corey Johnson, Caroline Dodds Pennock, Melinda Hartwig, Philippa Langley

Votes: 23

19. A-Bombs Over Nevada (2016 TV Movie)

History

8.0
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Director: Tom Jennings

Votes: 29

20. Rise of the Supercarrier (2019– )

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Once completed, HMS Queen Elizabeth will be the United Kingdom's largest warship, longer than three football fields and taller than Niagara Falls. But right now, she's months away from being seaworthy and battle ready.

21. Private Lives of the Monarchs (2017– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.7
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The iconic images of the monarchs, frequently captured in famous portraits and paintings, are part of the very fabric of national culture, in carefully-arranged poses. This is all well and ... See full summary »

Stars: Hallie Rubenhold, Richard Banks, Dean Coach, Martyn Mayger

Votes: 35

22. The Day Kennedy Died (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 92 min | Documentary

7.5
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Captures the frantic rush to the local hospital, the public chaos that ensued, the quickly mobilized manhunt by law enforcement looking for a suspect after witnesses identified the source ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Woodhead | Stars: Kevin Spacey, John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Hugh Aynesworth

Votes: 187

23. The Life of Earth From Space (TV Movie)

Documentary | Announced

The two-hour feature looks at the planet's 4.5 billion-year old history from the vantage point of space through a combination of footage and CGI.

24. Hockney (2014)

112 min | Documentary

6.6
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65 Metascore

Hockney sees the charismatic artist take director Randall Wright on an exclusive tour of his archives and into his studio, where he still paints seven days a week. The film, which looks ... See full summary »

Director: Randall Wright | Stars: David Hockney, Arthur Lambert, Colin Self, Don Bachardy

Votes: 261 | Gross: $0.12M

25. Apollo's Moon Shot (2019– )

Biography

7.5
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Documentary series explores the Moon program with rare access to Apollo artifacts from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

Votes: 26

26. Aerial Cities (2018– )

TV-PG | Documentary

8.5
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They tower over hills and lakes, turn the night into a feast of lights, and lure people in by the millions. These are America's most prominent cities, all captured from breathtaking heights... See full summary »

Star: Jim Conrad

Votes: 52

27. The Codebreaker Who Hacked Hitler (2015 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | History, War

6.7
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Thanks to the movie "The Imitation Game" many people know that Alan Turing was one of the men behind breaking the german coding machine Enigma during World War II. But an equally important ... See full summary »

Directors: Russell England, John Smithson | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Brian Deacon, Rosamund Welchman, W. Gordon Welchman

Votes: 41

28. Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary

8.1
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Detailed history of the design and manufacture of the iconic Boeing 747, which was developed as an inferior sibling to Boeing's preferred option, the Super-Sonic Transport. The financial ... See full summary »

Directors: Christopher Spencer, Christopher Spencer | Stars: Laura Brentlinger, Debbie Bridge, Emilia de Geer, Philip Delancy

Votes: 30

29. Civil War 360 (2013– )

180 min | Documentary, History, War

6.3
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Explores one of the most divisive eras in American history from multiple perspectives.

Stars: Fritz Klein, Chris Hull, Jennifer L. Jones, Ryan Lintelman

Votes: 43

30. Aerial Britain (2019– )

Documentary

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Journey to four regions of Britain, discovering the historical significance of the island from breathtaking heights.

Votes: 18

31. Forensic Firsts (2012–2013)

60 min | Documentary, Crime

7.8
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DNA Profiling. Toxicology. Ballistics. Today's criminal investigators employ powerful scientific tools to catch bad guys. But where did they come from and how do they really work?

Stars: Erik Thompson, Craig Layton, Denny Heide, Rebecca Lamarche

Votes: 101

32. Yellowstone Supervolcano (2015 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 46 min | Documentary

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Beneath the spectacular beauty of Yellowstone National Park lies a ticking time bomb...a supervolcano that's overdue for its next eruption. When that day inevitably comes, it will trigger ... See full summary »

Star: John Beach

33. When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time (2019– )

Documentary, Adventure

7.5
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A deep dive into the evolutionary history of whales, elephants, crocodiles and birds.

Star: Lee Pace

Votes: 20

34. Atomic Age Declassified (2019– )

TV-PG | History

7.3
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Taking viewers back to the Atomic Age of the mid-20th century by going on a mission to identify the endless possibilities of atoms as an energy source.

Votes: 26

35. Titanic's Final Mystery (2012 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 93 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.3
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The documentary looks at the reasons behind the sinking and lack of rescue of the RMS Titanic, and sees Tim Matlin, author of several books about the Titanic travel to locations across ... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Levy | Stars: Bernard Hill, Tim Maltin, Don Murphy, Scott Woodruff

Votes: 296

36. Sci Q (2008– )

30 min | Family

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Who can resist learning more about the future of living underwater? Ever wonder how the magic of movie making works? Or what it takes for a detective to investigate a crime scene? In each ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Chapman, Paula Lemyre, Pemma Muzumdar, Blue Man Group

37. Hunt for Eagle 56 (2019– )

Documentary

7.5
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The expedition team of citizen-historians and divers in their search for the warship in a challenging underwater terrain.

Star: Brad Koed

Votes: 10

38. Railroad Ties (2019)

Not Rated | 24 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.6
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Premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, this moving docu-short traces the lineage of six descendants of fugitive slaves and abolitionists. The very human story of the Underground ... See full summary »

Director: Sacha Jenkins | Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Melissa Collom, Lisa Elzey

Votes: 5

39. Adolf Island (2019 TV Movie)

Documentary

5.7
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Forensic archaeologist Caroline Sturdy Colls seeks out a Nazi SS camp constructed in secrecy on the British Channel island of Alderney during World War II.

Star: Caroline Sturdy Colls

Votes: 24

40. Ninja Shadow Warriors (2012)

48 min | History

7.2
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NINJA is unearthing the true history, unique military skills and ancient traditions behind the infamous Ninja. The drama documentary tells the intriguing story of Ninja Tanba who was ... See full summary »

Director: John Wate | Stars: Yuki Tsunematsu, Ryo Watanabe, Shigeru Inoue, Tôru Iwasu

Votes: 63

41. The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X (2018)

Documentary

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Votes: 10

42. 9/11: Day That Changed the World (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Learn first-hand how our nation's key decision makers responded in the face of chaos and catastrophe on 9/11.

Director: Leslie Woodhead | Stars: Laura Bush, Dick Cheney, Richard Clarke, Ann Compton

Votes: 142

43. Queen of the Pythons (2019 TV Movie)

Action

5.9
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The 13-foot female snake's daily life in a sub-tropical valley in South Africa.

Votes: 9

44. Our Queen at Ninety (2016 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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To celebrate the upcoming 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II this documentary enjoys privileged access to the Queen and many members of the Royal Family following their work at home and abroad.

Director: Ashley Gething | Stars: Matthew Barzun, Princess Beatrice, David Beckham, Anthony Burt

Votes: 63

45. Secrets of the Third Reich (2014)

TV-14 | 47 min | Documentary

6.6
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Little-known events that played a large role in determining the outcome of World War II are revealed in this documentary series.

Stars: Steven Kamer, Sönke Neitzel, Nassir Ghaemi, Nick Hewitt

Votes: 39

46. Gorillas of Gabon (2019– )

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A team of trackers searching for Mussiru, an elusive 400-pound silverback western lowland gorilla, in Gabon on the west coast of Africa.

47. Speed Kills (2012– )

46 min | Documentary

7.5
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Watch natural instinct in action, and see a myriad of animals kill and be killed

Star: Rupert Graves

Votes: 47

48. Stand Up to Cancer (2014 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

5.1
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Stand up to cancer is a charity to raise money for cancer research into treatment

Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jennifer Aniston, Hank Azaria, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 18

49. The Coronation (2018)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

7.8
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Marking the 65th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation, Queen Elizabeth II herself shares her memories of the ceremony for the first time, and showcases the Crown Jewels like never before.

Director: Harvey Lilley | Stars: Alastair Bruce, Bernard Fitzalan-Howard 16th Duke of Norfolk, Lady Glenconner, John Hall

Votes: 72

50. Black Hole Hunters (2019 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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A team of international scientists attempt to document the first-ever image of a black hole.

Votes: 5


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