History Movies
The Northman

The Northman

The Northman
IMDb: 7.8
137

Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy’s mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now…

Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat
IMDb: 6.9
128

In 1943, two British intelligence officers concoct Operation Mincemeat, wherein their plan to drop a corpse with false papers off the coast of Spain would fool Nazi spies into believing…

Genre: Drama, History, War
The Survivor

The Survivor

The Survivor
IMDb: 6.9
129

Harry Haft is a boxer who fought fellow prisoners in the concentration camps to survive. Haunted by the memories and his guilt, he attempts to use high-profile fights against boxing…

Hostile Territory

Hostile Territory

Hostile Territory
IMDb: 4.3
94

Former P.O.W. Jack Calgrove moves Heaven and Earth to be reunited with his children following the Civil War. After returning home, Jack discovers that his wife has tragically died and…

Gaslit

Gaslit

Gaslit
TMDb: 3
N/A

A modern take on the 1970s political Watergate scandal centering on untold stories and forgotten characters of the time.

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The First Lady

The First Lady

The First Lady
TMDb: 5.8
55 min

A revelatory reframing of American leadership through the lens of the First Ladies. Exploring everything from their journeys to Washington, family life, and world-changing political contributions, the impact of the…

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Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone
TMDb: 6.9
60 min

Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC for 165 episodes, and…

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The Collection

The Collection

The Collection
TMDb: 6.4
60 min

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.

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Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow
TMDb: 7.4
30 min

Comedy about the life and times of William Shakespeare as he starts to make a name for himself in London, whilst also trying to balance life as a husband and…

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Genre: Comedy, History
Drain the Oceans

Drain the Oceans

Drain the Oceans
TMDb: 7.4
47 min

Maritime mysteries — old and new — come to life in this 10-episode series, combining scientific data and digital re-creations to reveal shipwrecks, treasures, and sunken cities on the bottom…

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The Scandalous Lady W

The Scandalous Lady W

The Scandalous Lady W
TMDb: 6
NA min

Agripping18thcenturydramadetailsthescandalouslifeofLadySeymourWorsley,whodaredtoleaveherhusbandandelopewithhisbestfriend,CaptainGeorgeBisset.LadySeymourWorsleyescapeshertroubledmarriageonlytofindherselfatthecentreofaverypublictrialbroughtbyherpowerfulhusbandSirRichardWorsley.

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Apocalypse: The Second World War

Apocalypse: The Second World War

Apocalypse: The Second World War
TMDb: 8.5
50 min

A six-part French documentary about the Second World War composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war correspondents, soldiers, resistance fighters and private citizens. The series…

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Six Wives with Lucy Worsley

Six Wives with Lucy Worsley

Six Wives with Lucy Worsley
TMDb: 4
60 min

In an ambitious and groundbreaking approach to drama and history featuring dramatic reconstruction, historian Lucy Worsley time travels back to the Tudor Court to witness some of the most dramatic…

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Romulus

Romulus

Romulus
TMDb: 5.3
58 min

The story of Romulus and his twin brother Remus, in eighth century B.C. as seen through the eyes of three people marked by death, loneliness and violence.

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The Men Who Built America

The Men Who Built America

The Men Who Built America
TMDb: 6.8
120 min

Influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world…

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The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
TMDb: 6
45 min

Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
TMDb: 7.9
60 min

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…

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The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth
TMDb: 7.9
60 min

A sweeping epic of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty, a sensuous, spirited story set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles in 12th…

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War and Peace

War and Peace

War and Peace
TMDb: 7.7
360 min

A story that revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I, and centered on the love triangle between Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov, and Andrei Bolkonsky.

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The Great Human Race

The Great Human Race

The Great Human Race
TMDb: 7
NA min

ExperimentalarchaeologistBillSchindlerandsurvivalinstructorCatBigneyattempttofacewhatourearliestancestorsdidastheyexploreandsurviveinthewild.Startingwithprimitivehumansfrom2.6millionyearsago,eachepisodeportraysanotherstepinourevolutionarydevelopment.Writtenbykazmatrix

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Genre: History
Dirty Lines

Dirty Lines

Dirty Lines
TMDb: 7.4
50 min

The story of Dirty Lines starts in 1987’s Amsterdam, at a time when Dutch society was changing rapidly. Psychology student Marly Salomon takes on a side job working for a…

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Genre: Drama, History
World Without End

World Without End

World Without End
TMDb: 6.6
45 min

Two hundred years after the construction of the great cathedral, the medieval town of Kingsbridge is taken under siege by Queen Isabella. Caris, a visionary young woman, inspires her people…

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The Red Tent

The Red Tent

The Red Tent
TMDb: 7
90 min

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible her life is only hinted at during a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters about her father, Jacob, and his…

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In Search of Monsters

In Search of Monsters

In Search of Monsters
TMDb: 10
N/A

A look at current creature mysteries

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Masada

Masada

Masada
TMDb: 7.3
480 min

Masada is an American television miniseries that aired on ABC in April 1981. Advertised by the network as an “ABC Novel for Television,” it was a fictionalized account of the…

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Manhattan

Manhattan

Manhattan
TMDb: 7.4
43 min

Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New…

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Thieves of the Wood

Thieves of the Wood

Thieves of the Wood
TMDb: 5.9
60 min

Charismatic highwayman Jan de Lichte leads the oppressed and downtrodden in a revolt against the corrupt aristocracy of 18th-century Belgium.

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The Salisbury Poisonings

The Salisbury Poisonings

The Salisbury Poisonings
TMDb: 8.7
N/A

In March 2018 Salisbury became the site of an unprecedented national emergency. This three-part dramatisation focuses on the extraordinary heroism shown by the local community.

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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Blood Feuds

Blood Feuds

Blood Feuds
TMDb: 6.9
N/A

American Heroes Channel presents epic battles between strong-willed contenders convinced of the righteousness of their sides with the outcomes determined in blood. Using dramatizations, interviews, and stylized storytelling, six hourlong…

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Genre: History
What History Forgot

What History Forgot

What History Forgot
TMDb: 7
NA min

WeallknowthattheUnitedStateswasthefirstnationtoputamanonthemoon,butdidyouknowthattheSovietsweretheretoo?WhataboutthetrueoriginsbehindourbelovedStarSpangledBanner(hint:itmayormaynothavebeenadrinkingsong!),orthesecretingredientintheoriginalCoca-Colarecipe?Foreverygreatstorythatpeopleremember,therearehundredsofothersthatremainuntold.Now,thesefascinatingandsurprisingstoriescomealiveinAmericanHeroesChannel’s(AHC)new,six-partseries,WHATHISTORYFORGOT.HostedbyhistorybuffandveteranhighschoolteacherJoeMoniaci,WHATHISTORYFORGOTtellsfamouslyforgottentalesthatshapedsomeofAmerica’sgreatesticons,scandalsanddisasters.WrittenbyAmericanHeroesChannel

Status: 7
Air Disasters

Air Disasters

Air Disasters
TMDb: 7
45 min

Harrowing stories of tragedy and triumph are brought to life through official reports, transcripts and interviews with the pilots, air traffic controllers and lucky survivors of history’s most terrifying crashes….

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Buried: Knights Templar and the Holy Grail

Buried: Knights Templar and the Holy Grail

Buried: Knights Templar and the Holy Grail
TMDb: 8
NA min

MikeyKayandGarthBaldwininvestigatetheKnightsTemplar’sundergroundmovementstodiscoveriftheyescapedbeingdestroyedin1307,andmostimportantlyiftheytooktheHolyGrailwiththem.Searchingthroughthemiddleeast,theyattempttouncovermodernevidenceofthissecretivegroupwhichcouldunravelthetruthwhichhasbeenhiddenforhundredsofyears.

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Victorian Bakers

Victorian Bakers

Victorian Bakers
TMDb: 8.8
60 min

Four professional bakers leave their modern businesses behind to bake their way through the Victorian era. They set up shop in 1837, when their trade was vital to the survival…

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Banished

Banished

Banished
TMDb: 7
60 min

At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after…

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Genre: Drama, History
Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami

Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami

Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami
TMDb: 6.5
N/A

Two childhood friends go from high school dropouts to the most powerful drug kingpins in Miami in this true story of a crime sage that spanned decades.

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Unsealed: Alien Files

Unsealed: Alien Files

Unsealed: Alien Files
TMDb: 5.4
20 min

In 2011, a vault of government files were released to the public by the Freedom of Information Act. Among these, the Blue Planet Project, containing thousands of reports on UFO…

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Roman Empire

Roman Empire

Roman Empire
TMDb: 5.6
48 min

This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome’s fall.

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Ancient Apocalypse

Ancient Apocalypse

Ancient Apocalypse
TMDb: 8
50 min

Ancient Apocalypse investigates six catastrophic stories of how the world’s greatest civilisations collapsed. Every continent has its ruins — places where only stones tell the tale of a fallen people….

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Our Flag Means Death

Our Flag Means Death

Our Flag Means Death
TMDb: 7
N/A

After trading in the seemingly charmed life of a gentleman for one of a swashbuckling buccaneer, Stede Bonnet becomes captain of the pirate ship Revenge. Struggling to earn the respect…

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Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I
TMDb: 7.2
100 min

Elizabeth I is a two-part 2005 British historical drama television miniseries directed by Tom Hooper, written by Nigel Williams, and starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth I of England. The miniseries…

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