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1. America: From the Ground Up! (2014– )
Episode: America's Lost Civilization (2014)

30 min | Documentary, History

In 1100AD Cahokia was three times the size of Paris or London and the spiritual and political home of an urban civilization that stretched from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Join ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Bracken

2. America: From the Ground Up! (2014– )
Episode: Revolution (2014)

Documentary, History

But the archaeology of the Revolution tells us a different story: the war for America's frontier. From the siege of Quebec to Benedict Arnold's defeat on Lake Champlain: Monty explores the ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Bracken

3. America: From the Ground Up! (2014– )
Episode: War of 1812 (2014)

Documentary, History

Join Monty as he explores the shipwrecks and forts that testify to the secret history of the struggle for supremacy on the frontier. From New Orleans to Quebec and From Mackinaw Island to ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Bracken

4. America: The Story of the US (2010)
Episode: Rebels (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

From Jamestown to Plymouth, early settlers fight for survival. Tobacco sows the seeds of opportunity in the south, the north becomes a powerhouse of trade, and the American spirit is born.

Directors: Nick Green, Marion Milne | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Daniel Webb, Colin Powell, Donald Trump

Votes: 55

5. America: The Story of the US (2010)
Episode: Revolution (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

The colonies declare independence, taking on the might of the British Empire. Washington's army is near defeat, but new weapons and battle tactics turn the tide. Forged through revolution, a new nation is born.

Directors: Nick Green, Marion Milne | Stars: Daniel Webb, Colin Powell, Newt Gingrich, Annette Gordon-Reed

Votes: 47

6. America: The Story of the US (2010)
Episode: Westward (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

Trailblazing pioneers set out to conquer the vast continent west of the mountains, but find the land already claimed. Wagon trains meet danger and hardship on the road to unprecedented riches in California's golden hills.

Directors: Andrew Chater, Marion Milne | Stars: Daniel Webb, Michael Douglas, Colin Powell, Richard Machowicz

Votes: 45

7. America: The Story of the US (2010)
Episode: Division (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

Commerce and industry thrive across the new nation, now one of the wealthiest on Earth. The Erie Canal brings big risk and bigger reward. In the South, cotton is king but slavery fuels a growing divide.

Directors: Jenny Ash, Marion Milne | Stars: Daniel Webb, Michael Douglas, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg

Votes: 41

8. America: The Story of the US (2010)
Episode: Civil War (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

The Civil War rages. The minie ball is the great equalizer on the battlefield. The formidable Confederate army cannot match the Union's mastery of technology; railroads, supply lines and the telegram become new weapons in a modern war.

Directors: Jenny Ash, Marion Milne | Stars: Daniel Webb, James Meigs, Brian Williams, Richard Machowicz

Votes: 41

9. America: The Story of the US (2010)
Episode: Heartland (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

The Transcontinental Railroad unites the nation and transforms the Heartland. Native American civilizations decline as farmers settle the continent. Cattle replace wild buffalo as king of the Plains; the Cowboy becomes a new American icon.

Directors: Andrew Chater, Marion Milne | Stars: Daniel Webb, John Lasseter, Melissa Etheridge, Caitlyn Jenner

Votes: 40

10. America: The Story of the US (2010)
Episode: Cities (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

Americans conquer a new frontier - the modern city - with Carnegie's empire of steel as its backbone. Skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty are symbols of the American Dream for millions of immigrants.

Directors: Clare Beavan, Marion Milne | Stars: Daniel Webb, Meryl Streep, Daniel Silva, Michael Douglas

Votes: 44

11. America: The Story of the US (2010)
Episode: Bust (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

Boom turns to bust when the stock market crash ushers in the Great Depression. Dust storms blanket the Midwest in darkness. Roosevelt's New Deal signals recovery; thousands find work on projects like the Hoover Dam and Mount Rushmore.

Directors: Renny Bartlett, Marion Milne | Stars: Daniel Webb, Jeannette Walls, Tom Brokaw, Donald Trump

Votes: 32

12. America: The Story of the US (2010)
Episode: WWII (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

The attack on Pearl Harbor brings America into World War. The war effort revitalizes the nation's economy. American innovation and manufacturing might invigorate the Allies in Europe and in... See full summary »

Director: Marion Milne | Stars: Daniel Webb, Brian Williams, James Meigs, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 34

13. America: The Story of the US (2010)
Episode: Superpower (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

America becomes a global superpower; technology fuels a boom in the economy and the population. American pioneers conquer new frontiers, from the jet age to the space age, and run headlong into a new threat: Communism.

Director: Marion Milne | Stars: Liev Schreiber, David M. Kennedy, David Baldacci, John Lasseter

Votes: 33

14. America: The Story of the US (2010)
Episode: Millennium (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

The Cold War is the first test for the new superpower. The Challenger disaster and 9/11 are tragedies that challenge the nation. From the television to the credit card and the personal ... See full summary »

Director: Marion Milne | Stars: Daniel Webb, Brian Williams, Bob Lutz, Aaron Sorkin

Votes: 31

15. Ancients Behaving Badly (2009– )
Episode: Caligula (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The story and psychological analysis of Roman Emperor Caligula.

Stars: Darius Arya, Timothy Erickson, Fred Galvan, Mike Ibeji

Votes: 23

16. Ancients Behaving Badly (2009– )
Episode: Attila the Hun (2009)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A marauding barbarian with a reputation as one of history's monsters, even today Attila's name is a synonym for savagery.

Stars: Darius Arya, Frank Csordas, Erzsebet Fothi, Mike Ibeji

Votes: 21

17. Ancients Behaving Badly (2009– )
Episode: Julius Caesar (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The ruler whose ego was as big as his empire declares himself dictator of Rome for life--turning his allies to enemies in the process.

Stars: Darius Arya, Neil Faulkner, Michael Harber, Victoria Lywood

Votes: 15

18. Ancients Behaving Badly (2009– )
Episode: Alexander the Great (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The king of Macedonia considered himself a god; his admirers called him a military genius; his enemies considered him the devil. He used weapons of mass destruction of his day to defeat his... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Chan | Stars: Darius Arya, Mike Ibeji, David Mallott, Robert Mason

Votes: 22

19. Ancients Behaving Badly (2009– )
Episode: Nero (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The story and psychological analysis of Roman Emperor Nero.

Stars: Darius Arya, Timothy Erickson, Mike Ibeji, David Mallott

Votes: 18

20. Ancients Behaving Badly (2009– )
Episode: Hannibal (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The story and psychological analysis of Carthaginian General Hannibal.

Stars: Jeff Archibald, Darius Arya, Stephen Cheung, Neil Faulkner

Votes: 14

21. Ancients Behaving Badly (2009– )
Episode: Genghis Khan (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This Mongol destroyer set in motion the conquest of a quarter of the world's population with a body count in the millions.

Stars: Darius Arya, Qasim Ayub, Fred Galvan, Mike Ibeji

Votes: 18

22. Ancients Behaving Badly (2009– )
Episode: Cleopatra (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The infamous Queen of Egypt, known for her legendary powers of seduction, would stop at nothing, even murdering her entire family, to get her own way. Driven by power and ambition, her life... See full summary »

Stars: Darius Arya, Bob Bianchi, Timothy Erickson, Fred Galvan

Votes: 18

23. America: From the Ground Up! (2014– )
Episode: The Science of Archaeology (2014)

30 min | Documentary, History

In episode five, Monty explores The Science of Archaeology. Monty interviews some of America's most renown archaeologists and uses demonstrations of the tools and techniques they use to ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Bracken | Stars: Monty Dobson, Lynne Goldstein, Adam Kane, Jeremy Wilson

24. America: From the Ground Up! (2014– )
Episode: World War America (2014)

30 min | Documentary, History

The archaeological history of the French Indian War is explored.

Director: Daniel Bracken | Stars: Andrew Beaupre, Monty Dobson, Eric Hemenway, Michael Nassaney

25. America: From the Ground Up! (2014– )
Episode: The Fur Trade (2014)

30 min | Documentary, History

The Europeans reveals the hidden history of the Fur Trade on America's colonial frontier.

Director: Daniel Bracken | Stars: José António Brandão, Monty Dobson, Lynn Evans, Michael Nassaney

27. America: The Story of the US (2010)

Documentary, History

A six-night miniseries presenting the history of how the United States was invented, looking at the moments where Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress -- from the rigors... See full summary »

Stars: Daniel Webb, Liev Schreiber, Tom Brokaw, James Meigs

Votes: 1,355

28. Barbarians (2004– )

TV-PG | 184 min | Documentary, History

This 4 part series documents the history of the Vikings, Goths, Mongols, and Huns.

Stars: Clancy Brown, Thomas Burns, Peter Heather, Michael Kulikowski

Votes: 78

29. Barbarians (2004– )
Episode: The Goths (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Director: Robert H. Gardner | Stars: Clancy Brown, Thomas Burns, Peter Heather, Michael Kulikowski

Votes: 9

30. Barbarians (2004– )
Episode: The Huns (2004)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, History

The Huns' best-known leader, Atilla, is called "the Scourge of God." Under his leadership the Huns bring parts of the Roman Empire to the verge of destruction.

Director: Robert H. Gardner | Stars: Clancy Brown, Thomas Burns, Peter Heather, Michael Kulikowski

Votes: 12

31. Barbarians (2004– )
Episode: The Mongols (2004)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, History

A loose confederation of tribes roaming Mongolia is united into a formidable nation by a young warrior named Genghis Khan. Within 70 years, the Mongols establish the largest empire the world has ever seen.

Director: Robert H. Gardner | Stars: Clancy Brown, Christopher Atwood, Sheila S. Blair, Robert Hillenbrand

Votes: 9

32. Barbarians (2004– )
Episode: The Vikings (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

The Vikings. Rugged warriors from Scandinavia who built an empire by tyrannising the sea and raiding and pillaging other lands. The era lasted three centuries before fading out, but the legends about them have never been forgotten.

Director: Robert H. Gardner | Stars: Clancy Brown, Kelly DeVries, William W. Fitzhugh, Cecelia Holland

Votes: 10

33. Barbarians II (2007– )
Episode: Vandals (2007)

Documentary, History

Driven from the Baltics by the Huns and across Europe by Roman surrogates, a small group of refugees known as the Vandals was pushed into southern Spain. There a shrewd, ambitious and ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Boving, Jonathan Conant, Kelly DeVries, Thomas R. Martin

Votes: 12

34. Barbarians II (2007– )
Episode: Saxons (2007)

Documentary, History

This program tells the story of the Saxons conquest of England only to loose to the Vikings during the internal conflicts between Saxon warlords and finally to drive out the Vikings to regain the south of Britain.

Director: Nick Gardner | Stars: Bob Boving, Kelley Wickham-Crowley

Votes: 11

35. Barbarians II (2007– )
Episode: Franks (2007)

Documentary, History

Under three generations of leaders know as the Merovingian dynasty a tribe in Europe called the Franks established an empire that comprised all of Gaul and its surrounding regions. This ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Boving, Kelly DeVries, Steven Fanning, Kenneth Harl

Votes: 10

36. Barbarians II (2007– )
Episode: The Lombards (2007)

Documentary, History

The Lombards were a small Scandanavian tribe that migrated to southern Europe and eventually to northern Italy. Then under the command of Albowin who deftly employed allies and intrigue to ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Boving, Thomas Burns, Nicholas Everett, Steven Fanning

Votes: 11

37. Ancient Mysteries (1994–1998)
Episode: Machu Picchu: City in the Sky (1995)

TV-14 | 46 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

The structure of Machu Picchu, originally built by the Incas, is one of the most archaeologically stunning mysteries of the past. However, even today we are still unsure what its purpose ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Talley

39. Battlefield (1995– )

Documentary, History, War

Major battles of World War II are recounted in depth.

Stars: Jonathan Booth, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 402



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