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1. Last Day of the Dinosaurs (2010 TV Movie)

66 min | Documentary, Animation, History

Proposes a minute-by-minute chronology of the Chicxulub impact and its effect on the dinosaurs and other animals around the world.

Director: Richard Dale | Star: Bill Mondy

Votes: 409

2. The Real Face of Jesus? (2010 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Trey Nelson | Stars: Fady Kerko, Jonathan Morris

Votes: 55

3. The Real Robin Hood (2010 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A special about the origins of the English folk hero.

Director: M. David Melvin | Stars: Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Dominic Kinnaird

Votes: 136

4. Fighting the Red Baron (2010 TV Movie)

77 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Following two modern Red Arrows pilots as they take on the challenges faced by World War I pilots.

Director: Christopher Spencer | Stars: Alexandra Churchill, Jamie Lee, Joshua Levine, Robb Millingship

Votes: 12

5. Samurai (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

Mark Ducascos journeys to Japan to learn what it means to be a samurai and to learn about the most popular, and much mythicized, samurai of all time Miyamoto Musashi.

Director: Andrew Piddington | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Sugita Harunobu, Paul Martin, Makoto Sakuragi

Votes: 57

6. Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio (2010 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In rural Alabama, architecture students cross the threshold of poverty to build communities, not just structures, and leave snakebit to make a better world.

Director: Sam Wainwright Douglas

Votes: 41

7. Manson (2009 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Follows Charles Manson's 'Family' member Linda Kasabian, and her story to what when on at Spahn's Movie Ranch and the final days leading up to the grisly 1969 Tate/La Bianca murders.

Director: Neil Rawles | Stars: Ryan Blakely, Meredith Cheesbrough, Sascha Cole, Roger Doche

Votes: 399

8. Art of War (2009 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary on the main principles of Sun Tzu's "Art of War" illustrated with examples from the Vietnam War (Demoralization), the Second World War (Invasion of Normandy), the American Civil War (Gettysburg) and Tzu's own battles.

Director: David Padrusch | Stars: James Lurie, James Wong, Toshishiro Obata, Andrew Amani

Votes: 128

9. Nostradamus: 2012 (2009 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History

Nostradamus' prophecies are interpreted alongside messages from ancient cultures about galactic alignment and the end of the world.

Director: Andy Pickard | Stars: Vincent Bridges, James Lurie, Gregg Braden

Votes: 1,087

11. Holy Grail in America (2009 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Andy Awes | Stars: Gabriele Angieri, Ashley Cowie, John Edel, Jon Foss

Votes: 52

12. Secrets of the Founding Fathers (2009 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Experts and authors discuss George Washington's connection to the ancient and powerful Freemasons. Experts discuss Benjamin Franklin's possible membership in several secret societies. Such ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Lihani | Stars: Bill Barker, Steve Bullock, Vesta DeBorah, Richard T. Fox Jr.

Votes: 38

13. The Real Wolfman (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History, Horror

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Director: Claire Callahan | Stars: George Deucher, Ken Gerhard

Votes: 49

14. Darwin's Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary about Charles Darwin's struggle writing his theory of evolution

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 88

15. Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

Cleopatra. The most famous woman of antiquity. We remember her as a beautiful femme fatale who used her sexuality as a weapon to seduce two of the most powerful men in the ancient world. ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Elston | Stars: Neil Oliver, Karima Gouit, Ian McNeice

Votes: 44

16. First Apocalypse (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

Some scientists challenge the meteor impact theory as the cause of the extinction of the dinosaurs. This program lays out the evidence and considers alternative explanations. The program ... See full summary »

Stars: David Brin, Michio Kaku, James Lurie

Votes: 31

17. Did the Mob Kill JFK? (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

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Votes: 20

19. Discovering Ardi (2009 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History

The discovery a 4.4 million-year-old Ardipithecus skeleton rewrites the story of human evolution and provides strong evidence that bipedality is the oldest defining characteristic of human ancestors.

Director: Rod Paul

Votes: 43

21. History's Hardest Prison (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

In 1727 an investigation was launched into London's Fleet prison for debtors. Georgian society was horrified by the torture, neglect, violence and pitiful conditions endured by its prisoners.

Director: David Wilson | Stars: Martin Hancock, Jonathan Hansler, Piers Hernu, Nicolas Holzapfel

22. The Link (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

Meet "Ida," the small "missing link" found in Germany. In this documentary paleontologist Jorn Hurum, who led the team that analyzed the 47-million-year-old fossil,suggests Ida is a critical missing-link species in primate evolution.

Director: Tim Walker

Votes: 26

23. Jesus in India (2008 TV Movie)

97 min | Documentary, History

A former Fundamentalist from Texas is ousted from his church for asking unwelcome questions about the "missing years" of Jesus - the years from 12 to 30 unaccounted for in the Bible. The ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Davids | Stars: Yitzchok Adlerstein, Ramesh Bajpai, Corrado Balducci, Chidananda

Votes: 110

24. God v. Satan: The Final Battle (2008 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, History

Christians, Jews and Muslims believe there will a final battle between God and Satan. Believers and scholars are interviewed. Artwork and staged reenactments depict the end times.

Director: Lisa Quijano Wolfinger | Stars: Avery Brooks, Jonathan Kirsch, Paul S. Boyer, Hassan Qazwini

Votes: 80

25. Journey to 10,000 BC (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

JOURNEY TO 10,000 BC visits early human and archaeological sites and uses computer animation to explore the daily life of the first humans in North America. Experience the suspense and ... See full synopsis »

Director: David Padrusch | Stars: James Lurie, Nicole Waguespack, David J. Meltzer, David George

Votes: 164

26. Inside (2007– )
Episode: CIA Secret Experiments (2008)


It's the height of the Cold War and the United States government is desperate to combat the spread of Communism. The CIA launches a highly classified, top secret research program into the ... See full summary »

Director: Tria Thalman | Stars: Phil Amico, Christopher Anderson, Mel Ayton, James Bagnell

Votes: 102

27. Stonehenge: Decoded (2008 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, History

Stonehenge Decoded presents world-renowned archaeologists as they reveal a revolutionary new theory about who built Stonehenge and why.

Director: Christopher Spencer | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Stoyan Aleksiev, Bogomil Atanasov, Fahradin Fahradinov

Votes: 124

28. How Life Began (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

Was life triggered by some event, like lightning hitting a pond full of amino acids? Earth was teeming with life billions of years before the dinosaurs existed. Single celled organisms ... See full summary »

Director: Luke Ellis | Stars: Robert Hazen, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Marcelo Gleiser, George Coyne

Votes: 33

30. Prehistoric Monsters Revealed (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

While presenting various lesser-known prehistoric giant creatures, various paleontologists explain how fossil analysis works and how they can deduce characteristics, behavior and look of these long extinct animals.

Director: Sean Dash | Stars: Sankar Chatterjee, Mike Everhart, Joe Hannibal, Alexander Kaiser

Votes: 52

31. Next Nostradamus (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History

Nostradamus is taking about something very interesting.

Directors: Matthew Asner, Danny Gold | Stars: Vincent Bridges, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Ethan Bueno De Mesquita, Larry Herbst

Votes: 36

33. The Next Big Bang (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

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Director: Matthew Bennett | Stars: Harry Chase, David Kaplan

Votes: 15

35. Jehovah's Treasure (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

Dramatic documentary that chronicles the history of the Jewish Temple treasures and Ark of the Covenant. Featuring archaeologist Oren Gutfeld and his discovery of two tunnels.

Director: Ken S. Berg

36. The Dark Ages (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Drama, History

The History Channel examines the Dark Ages from the fall of the Roman Empire to the First Crusade.

Director: Christopher Cassel | Stars: Philip Daileader, Kelly DeVries, Bonnie Effros, Adnan Husain

Votes: 389

37. National Geographic: Hitler and the Occult (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The world knows how the Third Reich ended. Few know how it began. Mystics now forgotten by history conjured visions of a master race and foresaw peril from lesser races. Occult fanatics who... See full summary »

Director: Tudor Applen | Stars: J.V. Martin, Peter Levenda, Adolf Hitler, Courtenay Raia-Grean

Votes: 134

38. Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty (2007 TV Movie)

PG | 50 min | Documentary, History

It is one of Egypt's enduring mysteries. What happened to Nefertiti and her husband, Akhenaten - the radical king, and likely father of King Tut? In a dark and mysterious tomb located in ... See full summary »

Director: Brando Quilici | Stars: Hebat Abbas, Ayat Abbass, Mohamed Ahmed, Hany Amer

Votes: 53

39. Banned from the Bible II (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

Scriptural scholars and archaeologists spotlight books omitted from the New Testament.

Director: Geoffrey Madeja | Star: Edward Herrmann

Votes: 84

40. Secrets of Egypt's Lost Queen (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History

In what is being called the most important find in Egypt's Valley of the Kings since the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb, Discovery Channel's Secrets of Egypt's Lost Queen exclusively ... See full summary »

Director: Brando Quilici | Stars: Kara Cooney, Angelique Corthals, Zahi Hawass, Donald P. Ryan

Votes: 51

41. Athens: The Dawn of Democracy (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, History

Bettany Hughes searches for the truth about the 'Golden Age' of Ancient Athens, investigating how a barren rock wedged between the East and West became the first democracy 2,500 years ago. ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Copestake | Stars: Bettany Hughes, Sue Blundell, Paul Cartledge, Michael Cosmopoulos

Votes: 75

42. Decoding the Past: Doomsday 2012 - The End of Days (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

It is doomsday that is foretold in the Mayan calendar, the Chinese oracle of the I Ching - even in an internet-based prophetic software program: December 21, 2012. This History Channel ... See full summary »

Stars: Lauren Mora, Marcos Akiaten, Jerred Berg, Lee Gale Gruen

Votes: 157

43. Liberty or Death (2007 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary, History

To avoid interference from the royal governor of the colony and his marines, the Second Virginia Convention met in Richmond, Virginia on March 20, 1775 to discuss recent proceedings at the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Tait Roberts | Stars: Kevin McGranahan, Mike Wells, Steve Hawkins, Gerry Notare

Votes: 12