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1. Lock 'N Load with R. Lee Ermey (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, History, War

Sergeant R. Lee Ermey tells of the historical value and origin of the worlds most prevelant guns and other military weaponry!

Stars: R. Lee Ermey, Anthony De Longis, Gary Archer, David Lain Baker

Votes: 442

2. Modern Marvels (1993– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

Fast-paced, fun and informative, Modern Marvels is The History Channel's signature series focusing on historical technology.

Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Harlan Saperstein, William Atwater, Alexander B. Rubinow

Votes: 1,628

3. Ancient Discoveries (2003–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

The remarkable story of Ancient inventions.

Stars: Phil Crowley, Christopher Kelly, Sean Barrett, Richard Windley

Votes: 237

4. Cities of the Underworld (2007– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, History

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Stars: Don Wildman, Eric Geller, Sirin Akinci, Ashraf El-Maghrabi

Votes: 680

5. Battlefield (1995– )

Documentary, History, War

Major battles of World War II are recounted in depth.

Stars: Jonathan Booth, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 398

6. Cold War (1998)

1,120 min | Documentary, History

A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Anatoli Dobrynin, Robert McNamara, Vladimir Yerofeyev

Votes: 721

7. WWII: The Lost Color Archives (2000 TV Movie)

171 min | Documentary, War

Determined researchers scoured the world for color film shot during World War II and unearthed shots of Nazi rallies honoring Adolf Hitler, combat footage from across Europe and the Pacific... See full summary »

Stars: Eva Braun, Winston Churchill, Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler

Votes: 97

8. World War II in Colour (2009– )

65 min | Documentary, War

Recounts the events of world War II in color.

Stars: Robert Powell, Erich von Manstein, Mamoru Shigemitsu

Votes: 3,251

9. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Biography, Drama, War

The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler

Votes: 5,183

10. World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (2008– )

300 min | Documentary, History, War

A story showing the 3 allied leader's, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin's actions and relationships behind the scenes during World War 2. It isn't as friendly as it seems. Shows how close ... See full summary »

Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Bob Gunton, Paul Humpoletz, Samuel West

Votes: 446

11. War of the Century (1999– )

200 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary examining Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.

Stars: John Erickson, Stephen Walsh, Samuel West

Votes: 397

12. WWII in HD (2009– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History, War

Follow the lives of soldiers who lived World War II, through previously unseen color footage.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Charles Scheffel, Justin Bartha, Ron Livingston

Votes: 1,749

13. The War (2007)

TV-14 | 124 min | Documentary, History, War

A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

Stars: Keith David, Katharine Phillips, Tom Hanks, Paul Fussell

Votes: 4,086

14. Clash of the Gods (2009– )

Documentary, History

Covers many of the ancient Greek and Norse Gods, monsters and heroes including Hades, Hercules, Medusa, Minotaur, Odysseus and Zeus.

Stars: Stan Bernard, Tate Steinsiek, Greg Ford, Blair Jones

Votes: 737

15. The Incredible Human Journey (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

This series explains the evidence for the theory of early human migrations out of Africa and subsequently around the world, supporting the Out of Africa Theory.

Stars: Alice Roberts, Robert Bednarik, Sandford Bigplume, Bruce Bradley

Votes: 770

16. Engineering an Empire (2005–2007)

TV-PG | 564 min | Documentary, History

A series of documentaries that go over the world's history and it's many accomplishments.

Stars: Peter Weller, Michael Carroll, J.J. Huckin, Spyros Bakas

Votes: 537

17. Mankind the Story of All of Us (2012)

720 min | Documentary, History

Follow-up to America: The Story of the US (2010). Mankind embraces a groundbreaking way of telling this epic human story. Drawing on a growing global interest in a revelatory field of ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Brolin, Richard Machowicz, James Meigs, George Wunderlich

Votes: 1,399

18. Ancient Mysteries (1994–1998)

45 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

Ancient Mysteries is a documentary television series that deals with historical mysteries.

Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Kathleen Turner, Carole Fontaine, Bob Brier

Votes: 138

20. MysteryQuest (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

From the crew behind MonsterQuest comes "MysteryQuest" exploring the captivating credible evidence behind Histories most provoked questions ending abruptly with no results.

Stars: Stan Bernard, John Rennie, Greg Little, Mark Easter

Votes: 115

21. The First War for Western Civilization (2014)

324 min | Documentary, Drama, History

The First War for Western Civilization, a time when history became legend. The Greco-Persian War has given us some of the most iconic moments in history such as Leonidas and the 300 ... See full summary »

Director: Stanislaw Karpinski | Stars: Ibrehim Arif, Bohdan Brumerskyj, Alex Copeland, Rob de Castella

Votes: 45

22. The Deadly Game of Nations (1983)

57 min | Documentary, War

With Israel as an example, the reality of how military force is deemed necessary to maintain national sovereignty and the price involved is examined.

Director: Paul Cowan | Stars: Gwynne Dyer, Ronald France, Éric Gaudry, Elizabeth Lesieur

Votes: 9

23. Weapons That Made Britain (2004– )

Documentary, History, War

An examination of important weapons in British history.

Stars: Lockhart Ogilvie, Mike Loades

Votes: 65

24. The Falklands War: The Untold Story (1987 TV Movie)

64 min | Documentary, War

The Falklands War was a battle between Argentine and UK when the South American nation decided to claim their island back (for them, it was called the Malvinas Island) after British ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Kosminsky | Stars: Philip Tibenham, Peter Carrington, David Gompert, Hector Gonzo

Votes: 63

26. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Stars: Robert Lee, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron

Votes: 48,821

27. Brainiac: Science Abuse (2003–2008)

45 min | Documentary, Comedy

The show that's takes a comedic look at the world of science and asks the really important questions as well as putting stuff in microwaves

Stars: Jon Tickle, Joe Rowntree, Tom Pringle, Neil DuCran

Votes: 3,947

28. How It's Made (2001– )

TV-G | 24 min | Documentary

Television series that documents how various everyday products are made.

Stars: Brooks T. Moore, Lynne Adams, Lynn Herzeg, Tony Hirst

Votes: 5,925

29. Toy Stories (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

James May travels all over Britain to show the origins of some toys, and creates amazing things with them.

Stars: James May, Sim Oakley, Oz Clarke, Tiff Needell

Votes: 786

30. James May's Big Ideas (2008– )

Documentary

James May travels the globe in search of implementations for concepts widely considered science fiction.

Stars: James May, Alan Chow, Peter Frankel, Hiroshi Ishiguro

Votes: 254

31. How Do They Do It? (2006– )

51 min | Documentary

This program is about engineering and scientific miracles and the people whose ability to solve problems make them happen.

Stars: Chris Broyles, Iain Lee, Michael Pongracz, Mike Goral

Votes: 1,190

32. Build It Bigger (2006– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary

Architect Danny Forster gets up close and personal with mega construction. Along the way, Danny explores design and construction of amazing structures. Danny loves what he does, brings some... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Forster, Margaret Teo, Tahir Gozel, Jim Heverin

Votes: 351

33. Big, Bigger, Biggest (2008– )

Not Rated | Documentary

Each episode explores the engineering breakthroughs that have enabled us to develop the largest structures currently in existence. This is done by presenting multiple landmark inventions.

Stars: John Michie, Jem Stansfield, Eddie McCann, Andrew Szydlo

Votes: 284

34. How Stuff Works (2008– )

43 min | Documentary

HowStuffWorks is about the stuff that makes the world go 'round. It's truly incredible to see the ingenious lengths people go to in order to extract rubber and iron, corn and wheat, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Gabe Doran, Mike Senese, David Heber, Jimmie Oxley

Votes: 631

35. How the Universe Works (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Stars: Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Mike Rowe, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 4,664

37. How London Was Built (2005–2007)

History

Adam Hart-Davis brings his own inimitable presenting style to this fascinating guided tour of London's most important structures. Each episode reveals the secret history and the ... See full summary »

Star: Adam Hart-Davis

Votes: 13

38. America's Book of Secrets (2012– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary

From the facts behind the NSA spying scandals ("Big Brother") and the Boston Bombings ("American Terrorists") to America's secret prisons, Scientology, the Gold conspiracy and America's doomsday plans, this series features in-depth interviews with top journalists, law enforcement officials and whistleblowers.

Stars: Barry Aird, Jonathan Adams, Alex Jones, Ronald Kessler

Votes: 454



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