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1. The Politician's Wife (1995– )

185 min | Drama

A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute.

Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Trevor Eve, Anton Lesser, Ian Bannen

Votes: 463

2. The Saboteurs (2015– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, History, War

The story behind Hitler's plan of Germany getting the atomic bomb during WW2, and the heavy water sabotages in Rjukan, Norway, seen from four angles, the German side, the allied, the saboteurs and the company side.

Stars: Andreas Döhler, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Marc Ben Puch, Christoph Bach

Votes: 5,908

3. The Devil's Whore (2008)

55 min | Drama, History, Romance

Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.

Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Dominic West, Tom Goodman-Hill, John Simm

Votes: 2,256

4. Siberiade (1979)

206 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Vitali Solomin, Sergey Shakurov, Natalya Andreychenko

Votes: 1,801

5. Les grandes Grandes Vacances (2015– )

TV-PG | Animation, Drama, Family

A pair of young siblings visit their grandparents in Normandy as WWII breaks out in Europe.

Stars: Benjamin Bollen, Julie-Ann Dean, Janet James, Clara Quilichini

Votes: 315

6. Shackleton (2002)

206 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the South Pole, and his epic struggle to lead his twenty-eight man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, John Grillo, Paul Humpoletz, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 2,499

7. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )

TV-14 | 795 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

Stars: Peter Coyote, George F. Will, Geoffrey C. Ward, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 1,950

8. Master i Margarita (2005– )

500 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

The devil and his attendants visit Moscow at the times of the Stalin regime. Official atheistic ideology confronts with a series of supernatural events.

Stars: Aleksandr Abdulov, Oleg Basilashvili, Vano Miranyan, Semyon Furman

Votes: 3,515

9. La révolution française (1989)

335 min | Drama, History, Thriller

When Louis XVI summoned the Etats-Generaux, he unleashes a revolution that would change his country and cost his life. This is the story of one of the crucial points in the history of France, and Europe, divided into two parts.

Directors: Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jane Seymour, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 1,244

10. The Voyage of Charles Darwin (1978– )

Biography

The series encompasses Darwin's university days to the 1859 publication of his book "On the Origin of Species" and his death and is based on Darwin's own letters, diaries, and journals, ... See full summary »

Stars: Malcolm Stoddard, Andrew Burt, David Ashton, Peter Settelen

Votes: 97

11. Trotsky (2017)

50 min | Biography

In May 1940, on the outskirts of Mexico City, a detachment of Mexican Communists dressed as policemen attack the house of the former leader of the Russian revolution, Leon Trotsky. By an ... See full summary »

Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Mikhail Porechenkov, Maksim Matveev, Evgeniy Stychkin

Votes: 1,435

12. Backstairs at the White House (1979)

540 min | Drama, History

Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.

Stars: Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 390

13. La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000)

345 min | Drama, History, War

90 Metascore

In this war drama blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, the working class and the bourgeoisie of 19th century Paris are interviewed and covered on television, before and during a tragic workers' class revolt.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Eliane Annie Adalto, Pierre Barbieux, Bernard Bombeau, Maylis Bouffartigue

Votes: 965

14. A Very British Coup (1988– )

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama

Harry Perkins, steel worker and trade unionist from Sheffield, becomes Prime Minister of the UK by a landslide, partly because of corruption and public disillusionment with the Conservative... See full summary »

Stars: Ray McAnally, Marjorie Yates, Geoffrey Beevers, Hugh Martin

Votes: 767

15. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)

778 min | Drama, History, Romance

The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 1,817

16. The Count of Monte Cristo (1998)

400 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego.

Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Ornella Muti, Jean Rochefort, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 5,812

17. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)

PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War

An in-depth exploration of the various reactions by the French people to the Vichy government's acceptance of Nazi invasion.

Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun, Maurice Buckmaster

Votes: 3,429

18. Traffik (1989)

Unrated | 315 min | Crime, Drama

The Hamburg police arrest an international businessman, charging him with smuggling heroin from Pakistan. While he's on trial, his trophy wife, a former Olympic swimmer, discovers steely ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Paterson, Lindsay Duncan, Fritz Müller-Scherz, Jamal Shah

Votes: 1,396

19. Quiet Flows the Don (1957)

Not Rated | 330 min | Drama, War

A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Gerasimov | Stars: Pyotr Glebov, Elina Bystritskaya, Zinaida Kirienko, Daniil Ilchenko

Votes: 942

20. The Last Place on Earth (1985– )

396 min | Drama

Scott vs. Amundsen. It wasn't meant to be a race, but race it becomes, as the world awaits news of the first to reach the Pole. What follows is a tale of heroism, foolhardiness, ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Shaw, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Stephen Moore, Ståle Bjørnhaug

Votes: 357

21. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995– )

348 min | Documentary, History

Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ulrich Tukur, Sidney Gilliat

Votes: 352

22. The Last King (2003– )

TV-14 | 188 min | Biography, Drama, History

The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his ten-year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Rupert Graves, Charlie Creed-Miles, Christian Coulson

Votes: 1,449

23. World on a Wire (1973– )

Not Rated | 212 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

76 Metascore

Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His ... See full summary »

Stars: Klaus Löwitsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben, Karl Heinz Vosgerau

Votes: 4,961

24. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, History

A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Juan Diego Botto, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 3,778

25. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)

TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary

An examination of the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

Votes: 4,054

26. Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)

442 min | Biography, Drama

Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece, which incorporates puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Stars: Heinz Schubert, Peter Kern, Hellmut Lange, Rainer von Artenfels

Votes: 694

27. Heimat 2: Chronicle of a Generation (1992)

1,416 min | Drama, History

The fortunes of the village Schabbach reflect those of Germany from 1960 to 1970.

Stars: Henry Arnold, Salome Kammer, Frank Röth, Armin Fuchs

Votes: 167

28. Doktor Zhivago (2006– )

416 min | Drama

In Doctor Zhivago, the life of a young doctor is intertwined with the fate of Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. Yuri Zhivago is orphaned at a young age, and his uncle brings him ... See full summary »

Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Chulpan Khamatova, Oleg Yankovskiy, Sergey Garmash

Votes: 466

29. Anne of Green Gables (1985)

TV-G | 199 min | Drama, Family

An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 18,403

30. John Adams (2008)

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

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: 26,540

31. Band of Brothers (2001)

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

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: 348,165

32. I, Claudius (1976)

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 14,956

33. Middlemarch (1994)

375 min | Drama, History, Romance

This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles, and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Robert Hardy, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 2,119

34. Pride and Prejudice (1995)

TV-PG | 327 min | Drama, Romance

While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.

Stars: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 71,580



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