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The Civil War

Documentary War & Politics USA 1990

The Civil War

Documentary War & Politics USA 1990

  • The Civil War
  • 8,8/10

1 season, 9 episodes

A comprehensive and definitive history of the American Civil War.

  • Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States
  • 8,7/10

1 season, 10 episodes

Oliver Stone's re-examination of under-reported events in American history.

Horrible Histories

Comedy United Kingdom 2009

Horrible Histories

Comedy United Kingdom 2009

  • Horrible Histories
  • 8,6/10

9 seasons, 112 episodes

Based on the best-selling children's books and liberally splattered with guts, blood and poo, a group of British comedians offer an anarchic and unconventional take on some of history's most gruesome and funny moments, with topics including the Stone Age, the Middle Ages, the Egyptians and the Romans, among others.

  • #history

  • #sketch comedy

  • #based on children's book

American Experience

Documentary USA 1988

American Experience

Documentary USA 1988

  • American Experience
  • 8,6/10

33 seasons, 392 episodes

TV's most-watched history series brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.

Baseball

Documentary USA 1994

Baseball

Documentary USA 1994

  • Baseball
  • 8,6/10

1 season, 9 episodes

Baseball is an 18½ hour, Emmy Award-winning documentary series by Ken Burns about the game of baseball. First broadcast on PBS, this was Burns' ninth documentary.

Baseball

Documentary USA 1994

Baseball

Documentary USA 1994

  • Baseball
  • 8,6/10

1 season, 9 episodes

Baseball is an 18½ hour, Emmy Award-winning documentary series by Ken Burns about the game of baseball. First broadcast on PBS, this was Burns' ninth documentary.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Documentary History USA 2014

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Documentary History USA 2014

  • The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
  • 8,6/10

1 season, 7 episodes

Chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, fourteen hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962.

Mr. Sunshine

Drama South Korea 2018

Mr. Sunshine

Drama South Korea 2018

  • Mr. Sunshine
  • 8,4/10

1 season, 24 episodes

Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

Mr. Sunshine

Drama South Korea 2018

Mr. Sunshine

Drama South Korea 2018

  • Mr. Sunshine
  • 8,4/10

1 season, 24 episodes

Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

World War II In HD Colour

Documentary Reality War & Politics United Kingdom 2009

World War II In HD Colour

Documentary Reality War & Politics United Kingdom 2009

  • World War II In HD Colour
  • 8,3/10

1 season, 13 episodes

World War II In HD Colour is a 13-episode television documentary miniseries recounting the events of World War II narrated by Robert Powell. The show covers the Western Front, Eastern Front, and the Pacific War. It is on syndication in America on the Military Channel. This series is in full color, combining both original and colorized footage.

The Best TV Shows: history on Netflix

Mr. Sunshine

Drama South Korea 2018

Mr. Sunshine

Drama South Korea 2018

  • Mr. Sunshine
  • 8,4/10

1 season, 24 episodes

Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

Mr. Sunshine

Drama South Korea 2018

Mr. Sunshine

Drama South Korea 2018

  • Mr. Sunshine
  • 8,4/10

1 season, 24 episodes

Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

The Crown

Drama United Kingdom USA 2016

The Crown

Drama United Kingdom USA 2016

  • The Crown
  • 8,2/10

5 seasons, 40 episodes

The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

Myths & Monsters

Documentary United Kingdom 2017

Myths & Monsters

Documentary United Kingdom 2017

1 season, 6 episodes

This documentary series tells the stories that have gripped imaginations for centuries and reveals the fascinating and unexpected history behind them.

  • Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
  • 7,3/10

1 season, 4 episodes

This limited series chronicles the incredible true story of Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first African American self-made millionaire.

The English Game

Drama United Kingdom 2020

The English Game

Drama United Kingdom 2020

  • The English Game
  • 7,1/10

1 season, 6 episodes

Two 19th-century footballers on opposite sides of a class divide navigate professional and personal turmoil to change the game — and England — forever.

Challenger: The Final Flight

Documentary 2020

1 season, 4 episodes

Engineers, officials and the crew members' families provide their perspective on the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and its aftermath.

The Best TV Shows: history (2019)

Egypt's Unexplained Files

Documentary USA 2019

Egypt's Unexplained Files

Documentary USA 2019

1 season, 10 episodes

Experts dive deep into the secrets of Ancient Egypt, and use cutting-edge archaeological technology to reveal the hidden truths that could potentially answer questions that have befuddled Egyptologists for generations.

Rome's Chariot Superstar

Documentary USA 2019

Rome's Chariot Superstar

Documentary USA 2019

1 season, 2 episodes

In 90 A.D., ancient Rome played host to a sporting spectacle that attracted crowds three times the size of the Colosseum?s gladiator games: chariot racing. Every week, 150,000 fans packed the massive Circus Maximus, not just to cheer on the speed, fury, and danger of the races, but to witness the champion charioteer, Flavius Scorpus. Examine his improbable rise from young slave to arguably the most successful competitor in the sport?s history.

World's Greatest Warships

Documentary United Kingdom 2019

World's Greatest Warships

Documentary United Kingdom 2019

1 season, 3 episodes

Series charting the history of the warship.

Atomic Age Declassified

Documentary USA 2019

Atomic Age Declassified

Documentary USA 2019

1 season, 3 episodes

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.

Secret Scotland

Documentary United Kingdom 2019

Secret Scotland

Documentary United Kingdom 2019

3 seasons, 21 episodes

Comedian Susan Calman uncovers the untold tales behind some of Scotland's iconic locations.

The Apollo Chronicles

Documentary 2019

The Apollo Chronicles

Documentary 2019

1 season, 4 episodes

A documentary mini-series that chronicles NASA's historic journey to the moon.

Santos Dumont

Drama Brazil 2019

Santos Dumont

Drama Brazil 2019

1 season, 5 episodes

The story of the man who embodied the great transformations of the turn of the century, acclaimed almost worldwide as the first man to fly a plane - the 14 Bis. Set in France and Brazil in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the production follows the aviator's trajectory, from his childhood at his family's coffee plantations in the interior of Minas Gerais, to the sophisticated Paris lounges and air clubs.

Hotarugusa

Drama Japan 2019

Hotarugusa

Drama Japan 2019

1 season, 7 episodes

Nana is a servant of the Kazahaya family, She is from a samurai family. Her father was about to reveal wrongdoings within the domain but had to commit ritual suicide for a crime he hadn't done. Ichinoshin tries to correct the wrongdoings, but end up being a target himself. After finding out her father's enemy is the man behind it all, Nana decides to protect Ichinoshin and his children, as she had promised Sachi, Ichinoshin's late wife.

Besieged: Mexico

Action & Adventure Drama Mexico 2019

Besieged: Mexico

Action & Adventure Drama Mexico 2019

1 season, 8 episodes

Veracruz, year 1683. With the intention of restocking his ship, a mysterious and refined captain arrives to the Governor's house, introducing himself as Lorenzo. No one knows his ulterior motives, although they don't take long to surface.

Photos That Changed The World

Documentary War & Politics United Kingdom 2019

Photos That Changed The World

Documentary War & Politics United Kingdom 2019

1 season, 12 episodes

Special series looking at the defining moments of the last century, caught on camera. Hear the stories behind world-changing photos from photographers, eyewitnesses, reporters, historians and more.

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Home

Drama China 2012

Home

Drama China 2012

1 season,

Vic Zhou plays a Taiwanese medic in World War II who was deployed to China as a Japanese military doctor. He endured much internal turmoil as his allegiance was split between his Japanese ruler and his Chinese ancestry. At the end of the war, a Chinese general saved him from being executed with the rest of Japanese soldiers. Ever since his rescue, he had been searching for a way to get back home. Back to Taiwan.

Eisenbahn-Romantik

Documentary Germany 1991

Eisenbahn-Romantik

Documentary Germany 1991

31 seasons, 1014 episodes

Railway-related documentary covering modern railway systems, museum railways and their facilities as well as items on model railway layouts. Politics and criticism is not left out; the series reports on closures, controversial model ideas, delays to reconstruction plans or smart commuter transport concepts.

Antiques Roadshow

Documentary Family United Kingdom 1979

Antiques Roadshow

Documentary Family United Kingdom 1979

44 seasons, 842 episodes

Antiques Roadshow is a British television show in which antiques appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom to appraise antiques brought in by local people. It has been running since 1979. There are also international versions of the programme.

Vetenskapens värld

Documentary News Sweden

Vetenskapens värld

Documentary News Sweden

42 seasons, 766 episodes

Vetenskapens värld is a popular science TV documentary program broadcast on Swedish Television (SVT).

Modern Marvels

Documentary USA 1993

Modern Marvels

Documentary USA 1993

21 seasons, 689 episodes

HISTORY’s longest-running series moves to H2. Modern Marvels celebrates the ingenuity, invention and imagination found in the world around us. From commonplace items like ink and coffee to architectural masterpieces and engineering disasters, the hit series goes beyond the basics to provide insight and history into things we wonder about and that impact our lives. This series tells fascinating stories of the doers, the dreamers and sometime-schemers that create everyday items, technological breakthroughs and manmade wonders. The hit series goes deep to explore the leading edge of human inspiration and ambition.

Antiques Roadshow

Documentary USA 1997

Antiques Roadshow

Documentary USA 1997

24 seasons, 467 episodes

Based on the popular BBC series running since 1979, the PBS Antiques Roadshow combines history with discovery. Each year, the show visits a handful of cities to appraise items brought in by viewers. Are these items worth a lot of money, more than the visitors expect?

American Experience

Documentary USA 1988

American Experience

Documentary USA 1988

  • American Experience
  • 8,6/10

33 seasons, 392 episodes

TV's most-watched history series brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.

Extra History

Animation Documentary 2013

Extra History

Animation Documentary 2013

118 seasons, 363 episodes

Extra History is an educational series of Extra Credits about historical moments. From the Punic Wars to the The Brothers Gracchi, the series has endless stories to tell.

Superquark

Documentary Italy 1995

Superquark

Documentary Italy 1995

27 seasons, 329 episodes

Television program of cultural diffusion, born in September 1995, designed and conducted by Piero Angela, development of transmission appreciated Quark.

Biography

Documentary USA 1987

Biography

Documentary USA 1987

  • Biography
  • 6,2/10

10 seasons, 307 episodes

Biography is a documentary television series. It was originally a half-hour filmed series produced for CBS by David Wolper from 1961 to 1964 and hosted by Mike Wallace. The A&E Network later re-ran it and has produced new episodes since 1987. The older version featured historical figures such as Helen Keller and Mark Twain, or long-dead entertainment figures such as Will Rogers or John Barrymore. The A&E series has placed the emphasis on such people as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Plácido Domingo, Freddie Mercury, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Eric Clapton, Pope John Paul II, Gene Tierney, Selena, Diego Rivera, Mao Zedong and Queen Elizabeth II, and fictional characters like The Phantom, Superman, Hamlet, Betty Boop, and Santa Claus. The program ended up profiling enough figures that in 1999, A&E spun it off into an entire network, The Biography Channel. Initially, most of the episodes featured the life stories of historical figures or present political or social leaders. People such as William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Enrico Caruso, and Eva Peron were profiled. After a few years, however, the show began producing episodes on figures from pop culture, including Britney Spears, Al Pacino, Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson. This move away from purely intellectual subject matter has been criticized by some.