Most Popular Television History Movies and TV Shows
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2. Jackie (V) (2016)
R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.
Votes: 67,138 | Gross: $13.96M
5. The Designing Women Reunion (2003 TV Movie)
66 min | Comedy, Documentary
This five principal original cast members (plus a handful of recurring guests) from the popular sitcom Designing Women (1986) reunite for the first time since 1991 to reminisce and discuss the show.
6. The Late Shift (1996 TV Movie)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
7. Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003 TV Movie)
90 min | Action, Biography, Comedy
When the Batmobile is stolen, Adam West and Burt Ward search for it while remembering their days as the stars of the Batman live action series.
8. Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History (2001 TV Movie)
100 min | Comedy, Drama
A fun behind-the-scenes look into the 60's television series, "Gilligan's Island."
10. The Movie Orgy (1968)
420 min | Documentary, History
A compilation film designed to evoke nostalgia for the shared entertainment experiences of early baby boomers, "The Movie Orgy" includes clips from television programs and B-movies of the ... See full summary »
11. The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember (2004 TV Special)
60 min | Comedy, Documentary
Fran Drescher hosts a dinner at her house to welcome back the Nanny cast where they watch clips, outtakes and home movies from the show and reminisce about the series run.
12. Casting By (2012)
TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary
The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.
Votes: 1,371 | Gross: $0.01M
13. Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees (1997 TV Movie)
60 min | Comedy, Music
This hour-long special that aired on ABC finds Davy, Micky, Peter, and Mike loking back on the old days (with a medley of their hits) and promoting their 1996 CD "Justus" with 3 music ... See full summary »
14. Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming chief, Jerry Harvey. Debuting in 1974, the LA-based channel's eclectic slate of movies ... See full summary »
15. The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments (2003 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
This 90-minute special aired on the Lifetime network in June 2003 served as a reunion show for 3 of the 4 Golden Girls. This show has clips from the girls' favorite moments from the show, ... See full summary »
16. The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry (2003 TV Special)
E | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy
Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Rodney Dillard, Don Knotts sat in their court room set where the show was made. They talked about the show and how the show affected their lives and how others ... See full summary »
17. Pioneers of Television (2008– )
TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, History
A four-part documentary series focusing on the legends that helped launched TV and left lasting impression on sitcoms, talk shows, variety shows and game shows in television's early years.
18. 50 Years of Star Trek (2016 TV Movie)
84 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi
The cast , crew , creators & critics discuss the impact of Star Trek from its creation by Gene Roddenberry to the present into today and the future. Showing clips from the original unaired ... See full summary »
PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist.
Votes: 802 | Gross: $0.02M
22. The Funny Blokes of British Comedy (2005 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 73 min | Comedy, Documentary
A tribute to the leading men of British television situation comedies, including: John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Lenny Henry, Frank Thornton, Ardal O'Hanlon, John... See full summary »
23. American Scary (2006)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror
American Scary is a look at the nation's tradition of horror hosting, from Ghoulardi to Ghoul-A-Go-Go. Follow this American folk art form from its glamorous beginnings, through repeated ... See full summary »
25. Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (2002 TV Movie)
93 min | Documentary
The history of the irreverent "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and the content battles it fought with its television network.
26. Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of 'Firefly' and 'Serenity' (2006 Video)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary
Firefly and Serenity have grown beyond the genius of Joss Whedon. The words Firefly and Browncoat have come to symbolize a sense of community, family, and believing that the impossible can ... See full summary »
27. Hey, Hey We're the Monkees (1997 TV Movie)
70 min | Documentary, Comedy, History
Documentary focusing The Monkees, the 1960s pop group originally created for a TV sitcom. Interviews with the band members, the show's creators, and musical collaborators and peers are featured.
28. Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005 Video)
62 min | Documentary
Based on the forthcoming book by Pepi Leistyna, Class Dismissed navigates the steady stream of narrow working class representations from American television's beginnings to today's sitcoms,... See full summary »
31. The Mongols (1973)
92 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A director of a television series on the history of cinema, who has been grappling with the screenplay of his first feature film, receives an assignment to oversee the installation of a ... See full summary »
32. The Fools on the Hill (1986 TV Movie)
99 min | Drama
This is a dramatisation of the events surrounding the opening night of British television on November 2, 1936 at Alexandra Place in London. It was produced to commemorate its 50th anniversary. The characters are both real and fictional.
33. Dinner for One (2003 TV Movie)
29 min | Documentary
A half-hour introduction to one of the world's most-loved televised sketches, Freddie Frinton's "Dinner for One".
35. A Tour of the White House (1962 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
Mrs. Kennedy provided a masterful, authoritative, knowledgeable tour of the various historical artifiacts furnishing 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, "the people's house", its interior design and ... See full summary »
36. NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986 TV Special)
180 min | Documentary
A cavalcade of NBC stars gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the network, culminating in the unveiling of the new (and current) network logo, the six-feathered peacock.
38. The Funny Ladies of British Comedy (2004 TV Movie)
A tribute to the leading ladies of British television situation comedies, including: Patricia Routledge, Prunella Scales, Mollie Sugden, Judi Dench, Dawn French, Felicity Kendal, and Penelope Keith.
39. Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl (2012 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary, Comedy
Special documenting Betty White's 90th birthday celebration in Los Angeles, CA.
42. Denying Brazil (2000)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
Documentary about Brazilian black actors, and their role in the history of soap-opera, the product with more audience in Brazilian TV.
43. The Story of ITV: The People's Channel (2005– )
250 min | Documentary, History
The Story of ITV: The People's Channel looks at the network's 50 year history and talks to many of the players, celebrities and key executives who helped shape Britain's most popular commercial channel.
46. Neighbours Revealed (2000– )
25 min | Documentary, History
A glimpse at Australia's longest running drama series; behind-the-scenes interviews and anecdotes from some of Australia's most well known actors as they guide the viewer through an average... See full summary »