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Building 173 (Movie, 2009)

Amazon

Building 173

The history of Shanghai through the history of one building.

IMDb: 9.0 (23 votes)

Genre: Documentary, Animation, History

Starring: Charlotte Mikkelborg

Directed by: Petter Eldin, Charlotte Mikkelborg

Schindler's List (Movie, 1993)

Netflix

In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

IMDb: 8.9 (971,114 votes)
Metascore: 93

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Horrible Histories (Series, 2009–2015)

Netflix (Season: 1–3)

Horrible Histories

A group of British comedians show the sides of history they don't teach you in school. From the 'Savage Stone Age' to the 'Troublesome 20th Century', you see the full side to history.

IMDb: 8.9 (2,487 votes)

Genre: Comedy, Family, History

Starring: Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Ben Willbond

Directed by: N/A

Ekaant (Series, 2014–)

Netflix (Season: 1)

Ekaant

Ekaant takes you through the abandoned roads and alleys of some of India's historic locations. Travelling through the spread out palaces and deserted forts, the show documents and ...

IMDb: 8.8 (36 votes)

Genre: History

Starring: Akul Tripathi

Directed by: Gautam Joglekar

Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play (Movie, 2015)

Amazon

Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play

BOUNCE is a feature documentary that takes us to the far reaches of the globe and the deep recesses of our ancient past to answer the question: Why do we play ball?

IMDb: 8.8 (20 votes)

Genre: Documentary, History, Sport

Starring: Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, Magnus Baillie, Marc Bekoff, Gordon Burghardt

Directed by: Jerome Thelia

Deadwood (Series, 2004–2006)

Stan (Season: 1–3)

Deadwood

A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

IMDb: 8.7 (73,514 votes)

Genre: Crime, Drama, History

Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Directed by: N/A

The Crown (Series, 2016–)

Netflix (Season: 1–2)

The Crown

The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary ...

IMDb: 8.7 (47,117 votes)

Genre: Drama, History

Starring: Daniel Betts, James Hillier, Jeremy Northam, Nick Owenford

Directed by: Philip Martin

Vikings (Series, 2013–)

Netflix (Season: 1–4)

Vikings

The world of the Vikings is brought to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history - a man on the edge of myth.

IMDb: 8.6 (268,336 votes)

Genre: Action, Drama, History

Starring: Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick

Directed by: N/A

Walking with Dinosaurs (Series, 1999–)

Netflix (Season: 1)

Walking with Dinosaurs

Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.

IMDb: 8.6 (4,251 votes)

Genre: Documentary, Animation, History

Starring: Kenneth Branagh

Directed by: N/A

Tudor Monastery Farm at Christmas (Series, 2013–)

Amazon

Tudor Monastery Farm at Christmas

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold turn the clock back 500 years to the early Tudor period to become tenant farmers on monastery land.

IMDb: 8.6 (99 votes)

Genre: History

Starring: Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Tom Pinfold

Directed by: Stuart Elliott

Hollywood Collection: Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line (Series, 1997)

Amazon

Hollywood Collection: Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line

Born Ruby Stevens, she was orphaned when she was four. A chance audition led to a chorus job. By 17 she was a Zeigfield Girl. At 20 she earned excellent reviews for a bit part in a Broadway...

IMDb: 8.6 (50 votes)

Genre: Documentary, Biography, History

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Nolan Miller

Directed by: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter

American Coup (Movie, 2010)

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American Coup

AMERICAN COUP tells the story of the first coup ever carried out by the CIA - Iran, 1953. Explores the blowback from this seminal event, as well as the coup's lingering effects on the ...

IMDb: 8.6 (24 votes)

Genre: Documentary, History, News

Starring: Ervand Abrahamian, Ehsan Yarshater

Directed by: Joe Ayella

Fact or Fiction: The Life & Times of a Ping Pong Hustler (Movie, 2014)

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Fact or Fiction: The Life & Times of a Ping Pong Hustler

Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler is a chronicle of the final three years of Marty Reisman's life, a former international table tennis champion-turned-money player....

IMDb: 8.6 (10 votes)

Genre: Documentary, Biography, History

Starring: Marty Reisman

Directed by: Leo Leigh

Punjab 1984 (Movie, 2014)

Netflix

Punjab 1984

Story of a mother and her search for her missing son

IMDb: 8.5 (1,446 votes)

Genre: Drama, Family, History

Starring: Diljit Dosanjh, Kiron Kher, Pavan Malhotra, Sonam Bajwa

Directed by: Anurag Singh

Lasseter's Bones (Movie, 2013)

Netflix

Lasseter's Bones

In 1931 Harold Lasseter's body was found in Central Australia's deserts. His diary revealed that he'd found gold, worth millions...but that he'd give it all for a loaf of bread... The gold ...

IMDb: 8.5 (967 votes)

Genre: Documentary, Biography, History

Starring: N/A

Directed by: Luke Walker

Empresses in the Palace (Series, 2011–)

Netflix (Season: 1)

Empresses in the Palace

Grand story of the inner workings of the harem of classic China.

IMDb: 8.5 (747 votes)

Genre: Drama, History, Romance

Starring: Li Sun

Directed by: Yi-jun Gao

Chug (Series, 2014–)

Chug

Host Zane Lamprey travels the world riding trains, meeting people and taking in local drinking customs.

IMDb: 8.5 (46 votes)

Genre: Documentary, Comedy, History

Starring: Zane Lamprey

Directed by: N/A

Hitler of the Andes (Movie, 2003)

Netflix

Hitler of the Andes

HITLER OF THE ANDES, identifies declassified documents in the FBI archives that reveal for the first time the American authorities' belief that Hitler did not die in his Berlin bunker, but escaped to Argentina.

IMDb: 8.5 (14 votes)

Genre: Drama, History

Starring: Michael Sheard

Directed by: David Howard

Braveheart (Movie, 1995)

Netflix

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

IMDb: 8.4 (818,173 votes)
Metascore: 68

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Starring: James Robinson, Sean Lawlor, Sandy Nelson, James Cosmo

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World (Series, 2003–)

Netflix (Season: 1)

Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World

Drama-documentary series which describes some of the key technological achievements of the industrial age.

IMDb: 8.4 (389 votes)

Genre: Drama, History

Starring: Robert Lindsay

Directed by: N/A

The Last Kingdom (Series, 2015–)

Netflix (Season: 1–2)

The Last Kingdom

The year is 872, and many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Danes, leaving the great kingdom of Wessex standing alone and defiant under the...

IMDb: 8.3 (32,954 votes)

Genre: Action, History, Romance

Starring: Alexander Dreymon, Ian Hart, David Dawson, Adrian Bower

Directed by: Anthony Byrne, Ben Chanan

Zeitgeist: Addendum (Movie, 2008)

Netflix

Zeitgeist: Addendum

Zeitgeist Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution. This solution is not based on politics, morality, laws, or any other "...

IMDb: 8.3 (16,363 votes)

Genre: Documentary, History, War

Starring: Jacque Fresco, Roxanne Meadows, John Perkins, George Carlin

Directed by: Peter Joseph

The Look of Silence (Movie, 2014)

Netflix

The Look of Silence

A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

IMDb: 8.3 (8,591 votes)
Metascore: 92

Genre: Documentary, Biography, History

Starring: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong

Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer

An Adventure in Space and Time (Movie, 2013)

An Adventure in Space and Time

A dramatisation of the early years of Doctor Who (1963), with the story revolving around BBC executive Sydney Newman, novice producer Verity Lambert and actor William Hartnell.

IMDb: 8.3 (5,449 votes)

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Starring: David Bradley, Ross Gurney-Randall, Roger May, Sam Hoare

Directed by: Terry McDonough

Die Lotterie Des Lebens (The Lottery of Birth: Creating Freedom) (Movie, 2013)

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Die Lotterie Des Lebens (The Lottery of Birth: Creating Freedom)

THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH is the first in a three-part documentary series entitled 'Creating Freedom' exploring the relationship between freedom, power and control in Western democracies. The ...

IMDb: 8.3 (286 votes)

Genre: Documentary, History

Starring: Michael Albert, Stanley Aronowitz, Tony Benn, Nick Davies

Directed by: Raoul Martinez, Joshua van Praag

The Ascent of Woman (Series, 2015)

Netflix (Season: 1)

The Ascent of Woman

This four-part series traces the impact of women on politics, religion, science and other aspects of human history from 10,000 B.C. to the present.

IMDb: 8.3 (116 votes)

Genre: History

Starring: Amanda Foreman

Directed by: N/A

Warrior Women (Series, 2003–)

Netflix (Season: 1)

Warrior Women

Lucy Lawless hosts this five-episode documentary series about history's fiercest female fighters, from Joan of Arc to Apache combat tactician Lozen.

IMDb: 8.3 (95 votes)

Genre: Documentary, History

Starring: Lucy Lawless

Directed by: Noel Dockstader

Bhopali (Movie, 2011)

Amazon

Bhopali

In 1984, the world's worst industrial disaster devastated and contaminated Bhopal, India. Today the suffering continues, prompting victims to fight for justice and corporate responsibility, which has long been ignored.

IMDb: 8.3 (51 votes)

Genre: Documentary, History, News

Starring: Saiba Babu, Salam Babu, Rashida Bee, Hazra Bi

Directed by: Max Carlson

420: The Documentary (Movie, 2013)

Amazon

420: The Documentary

Thousands peacefully smoke pot at 420 events - a stark contrast next to stories of college students, and others, who have been arrested, shot by police, and even murdered for mere possession of pot.

IMDb: 8.3 (32 votes)

Genre: Documentary, Crime, History

Starring: James Ball, David Chavez, Alize Emme, Becky Lea Goodman

Directed by: Amy Povah

Beyond the Fear (Movie, 2015)

Amazon

Beyond the Fear

The main characters of the film have made choices, which change their lives forever. A young man Yigal Amir assassinates the Prime Minister of Israel and becomes the most hated prisoner in ...

IMDb: 8.3 (17 votes)

Genre: Documentary, History

Starring: N/A

Directed by: Maria Kravchenko