Most Popular History TV Series/TV Mini-Series


1. Vikings (2013– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, History

8.7
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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.

Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Travis Fimmel

Votes: 248,632

2. Poldark (2015– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, Beatie Edney

Votes: 13,890

3. The Last Kingdom (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, History, Romance

8.3
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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... See full summary »

Stars: Alexander Dreymon, Ian Hart, David Dawson, Eliza Butterworth

Votes: 29,795

4. The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, History

8.8
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Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton, Vanessa Kirby

Votes: 36,896

5. Band of Brothers (2001)

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

9.5
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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: 262,939

6. Genius (2017– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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The life story of Albert Einstein, one of history's greatest minds. From his days as a young adult to his final years we see his discoveries, his loves, his relationships, his causes, his flaws and his genius.

Stars: Michael McElhatton, Johnny Flynn, Samantha Colley, Ralph Brown

Votes: 7,284

7. Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.6
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Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 185,720

8. Deadwood (2004–2006)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.7
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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

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

Votes: 71,658

9. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 55,125

10. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.6
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An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 145,386

11. Jamestown (2017– )

60 min | Drama, History

6.7
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A drama about English settlers in America in 1617.

Stars: Naomi Battrick, Max Beesley, Jason Flemyng, Stuart Martin

Votes: 946

12. Versailles (2015– )

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

Stars: George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman

Votes: 5,928

13. Six (2017– )

60 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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Navy SEAL Team Six attempt to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan when they discover an American citizen working with the enemy.

Stars: Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid, Juan Pablo Raba, Edwin Hodge

Votes: 4,668

14. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 123,866

15. Victoria (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Daniela Holtz, Adrian Schiller, Catherine Flemming

Votes: 8,428

16. Ghost Adventures (2008– )

TV-PG | 45 min | History, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world.

Stars: Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Nick Groff, Billy Tolley

Votes: 5,558

17. Marco Polo (2014– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia.

Stars: Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Remy Hii

Votes: 47,608

18. War & Peace (2016– )

TV-14 | 379 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.

Stars: Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 13,146

19. The White Queen (2013)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay

Votes: 16,813

20. Medici: Masters of Florence (2016– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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A political family drama set in Florence in the early 15th century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.

Stars: Richard Madden, Stuart Martin, Annabel Scholey, Guido Caprino

Votes: 6,041

21. The Pacific (2010– )

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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The Pacific Theatre of World War 2, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Sebastian Bertoli

Votes: 75,678

22. Da Vinci's Demons (2013–2015)

59 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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Follows Leonardo Da Vinci during his early days in Florence, as a young artist, inventor and dreamer, trying to change the future.

Stars: Tom Riley, Gregg Chillin, Eros Vlahos, Laura Haddock

Votes: 65,037

23. The Borgias (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.9
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The saga of a crime family in 15th century Italy.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

Votes: 41,316

24. Underground (2016– )

TV-MA | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.8
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With the country on the brink of Civil War, the struggle for freedom is more dangerous than ever. Underground tells the story of American heroes and their harrowing journey to freedom, with... See full summary »

Stars: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller

Votes: 3,535

25. Hatfields & McCoys (2012– )

TV-14 | 290 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr, Tom Berenger

Votes: 19,154

26. Drunk History (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, History

7.8
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Historical reenactments by A-list talent are presented by inebriated storytellers.

Stars: Derek Waters, Bennie Arthur, Craig Cackowski, Maria Blasucci

Votes: 5,699

27. John Adams (2008– )

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 21,779

28. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.6
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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare

Votes: 100,394

29. Tut (2015– )

88 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A miniseries concentrating on the youngest Pharaoh to rule Ancient Egypt.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Avan Jogia, Sibylla Deen, Alexander Siddig

Votes: 6,181

30. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 23,922

31. Wolf Hall (2015– )

360 min | Drama, History

8.2
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After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 6,611

32. The World at War (1973–2001)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A series of documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 14,024

33. The Hollow Crown (2012– )

150 min | Drama, History

8.5
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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V.

Stars: Anton Lesser, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 4,055

34. Poldark (1975– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.

Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Clive Francis, Jill Townsend

Votes: 763

35. Roman Empire: Reign of Blood (2016– )

48 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.7
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Chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall

Stars: Sean Bean, Aaron Irvin, Aaron Jakubenko, Edwin Wright

Votes: 1,169

36. Mercy Street (2016– )

53 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War - New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green.

Stars: McKinley Belcher III, Suzanne Bertish, Norbert Leo Butz, Gary Cole

Votes: 1,800

37. The Collection (2016– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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A gripping family drama and entrepreneurial fable, set in a post-war Paris fashion house. It exposes the grit behind the glamour of a rising business, spearheaded by two clashing brothers.

Stars: Richard Coyle, Mamie Gummer, Tom Riley, Alix Poisson

Votes: 848

38. Roots (2016– )

Drama, History

7.9
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.

Stars: Herbert Cavalier Jr., Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 5,339

39. Borgia (2011– )

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes, John Doman

Votes: 4,621

40. American Ripper (2017– )

43 min | History, Mystery

7.3
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The great-great-grandson of Herman Mudgett (alias H.H. Holmes - America's first serial killer), Jeff Mudgett, sets out to prove a controversial theory that H.H. Holmes and Britain's most ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Mudgett, Amaryllis Fox, Patricia Yeazell, Tim Samuelson

Votes: 47

41. Another Period (2015– )

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, History

7.1
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When Lillian's gay husband and Beatrice's bisexual husband fall in love with each other, Lillian and Beatrice vow to find a way to get divorced and famous, lofty goals for Edwardian women.

Stars: Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome, Armen Weitzman, Michael Ian Black

Votes: 3,129

42. North and South (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 7,734

43. Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal (2012– )

TV-MA | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.6
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The exploits of the notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar.

Stars: Andrés Parra, Leonardo Acosta, Jimmy Vasquez, David Guerrero

Votes: 2,198

44. Dirilis: Ertugrul (2014– )

120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Heroic story of Ertugrul Ghazi, the father of Osman (Uthman) who founded the Ottoman State.

Stars: Engin Altan Düzyatan, Hülya Darcan, Esra Bilgic, Cengiz Coskun

Votes: 12,625

45. Roots (1977– )

TV-14 | 570 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 12,788

46. Pan Am (2011–2012)

42 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

Stars: Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley, Karine Vanasse

Votes: 17,387

47. The Civil War (1990– )

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

9.2
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

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

Votes: 7,571

48. Kurt Seyit ve Sura (2014)

46 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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The love story of Kurt Seyit, an army major, and Sura, a Russian woman.

Stars: Kivanç Tatlitug, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Caglar Ertugrul, Demet Özdemir

Votes: 1,632

49. The Red Tent (2014– )

Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob's only daughter, Dinah.

Stars: Minnie Driver, Morena Baccarin, Rebecca Ferguson, Iain Glen

Votes: 2,331

50. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015– )

60 min | Fantasy, History

8.2
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With magic long since lost to England, two men are destined to bring it back; the reclusive Mr. Norrell and daring novice Jonathan Strange. So begins a dangerous battle between two great minds.

Stars: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 8,995