Documentary - history-culture

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Documentary - history-culture

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1. Lost Cities of the Ancients (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, History

Some of the greatest miracles of the ancient world, disappeared from the face of the earth thousands years ago, are still buried underground - unexplored and invisible. These documentary ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Halliley, Simon Gregor, Malcolm Scates, Jay Villiers

Votes: 90

2. Barbarians (2006– )

59 min | Documentary, History

Terry Jones challenges the received Roman and Roman Catholic notion of the 'barbarian'.

Stars: Terry Jones, Peter Heather, Joseph Balint, Pope Benedict XVI

Votes: 319

3. Medieval Lives (2004– )

240 min | Documentary, History

Terry Jones hosts this series that looks at the real facts about the Middle Ages and its roots.

Stars: Terry Jones, Peter Barber, Faye Getz, Robert Stone

Votes: 512

4. Crusades (1995– )

200 min | Documentary, History, War

Terry Jones presents the history of the medieval religious wars in the middle-east known as the Crusades.

Stars: Terry Jones, Marcello Walton, Kammy Darweish, Antony Zaki

Votes: 472

5. Ancient Inventions (1998– )

150 min | Documentary, History

Have you ever wondered what inspired the first flame thrower, or when the first brain surgery was performed? Have you ever wondered who invented the kiss, or how humans changed once cities ... See full summary »

Star: Terry Jones

Votes: 115

6. Tintin and I (2003)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

A high-profiled documentary about Hergé and his major cartoon success, Tintin, based in part on previously unreleased archive tape footage.

Director: Anders Østergaard | Stars: Hergé, Numa Sadoul, Michael Farr, Harry Thompson

Votes: 584

7. I, Tintin (1976)

51 min | Documentary

A documentary about herge and his experience writing the tin tin comics.

Directors: Henri Roanne, Gérard Valet | Stars: King Albert I, Élisabeth de Bavière, Robert Baden-Powell, Tsar Nicholas II

Votes: 43

8. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)

157 min | Documentary, History

78 Metascore

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Gilles Kepel, Melvin Goodman, Stephen Holmes, William Kristol

Votes: 3,803

9. Alexandria: The Greatest City (2010 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

Bettany Hughes goes to Alexandria, Egypt, too look at one of the great cities of history. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria was once one of the intellectual and culture hubs of the... See full summary »

Director: Nick Gillam-Smith | Stars: Bettany Hughes, Salima Ikram, Colin Clement, Emanuela Kulicka

Votes: 107

10. Empire (2005)

TV-14 | 360 min | Action, Drama, History

Epic four-hour series about the rise of Octavius who succeeds Julius Caesar and tangles with Marc Anthony for control of the Roman empire and finally went on to become the emperor Augustus.

Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Vincent Regan, Emily Blunt, James Frain

Votes: 1,548

11. Science and Islam (2009– )


Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.

Star: Jim Al-Khalili

Votes: 201

12. Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006 Video)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged form the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeremy Earp, Sut Jhally | Stars: Bo Derek, Ana Obregón, Jack Shaheen

Votes: 530

14. Valentino's Ghost (2012)

93 min | Documentary, History, News

84 Metascore

The documentary exposes the ways in which America's foreign policy agenda in the Middle East drives the U.S. media's portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. The film lays bare the truths behind ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Singh | Stars: Ahmed Ahmed, Hillary Clinton, Walter Cronkite, Mike Farrell

Votes: 58

15. The Architecture of Mud (1999)

G | 52 min | Documentary

Describes the techniques and uses of mud bricks as building materials in Hadhramaut region of southeast Yemen. Discusses the stages of mud construction, its advantages over cement, and the value of lime waterproofing.

Director: Caterina Borelli

Votes: 6

17. Valentino's Ghost: Why We Hate Arabs (2015)

100 min | Documentary

VALENTINO'S GHOST: WHY WE HATE ARABS (2015) exposes how U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East is the driving force behind the mainstream media's portrayals of that region and its people, resulting in injustice, bigotry, hatred and wars.

Director: Michael Singh

Votes: 13

18. Lost in Adaptation (2014– )


Lost in Adaptation is a show where The Dom compares a movie adaptation to the book it's based on. Most episodes begin with a brief comedy sketch and a commentary on the quality of the film ... See full summary »

Stars: Dom Smith, Lizzy Gravelle, Heather McDonald, Meg Hrncir

Votes: 18

19. George Michael: Freedom (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

A frank and honest account of George Michael's professional life and career, made by the man himself with various artists adding to the narrative.

Directors: David Austin, George Michael, Philip Smith | Stars: Emmanuelle Alt, David Austin, Tony Bennett, Jellybean Benítez

Votes: 1,184

20. Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

Over a thousand years ago, the sun-washed lands of Southern Spain were home to Muslims, Christians, and Jews living together and flourishing. Their culture and beliefs intertwined and the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert H. Gardner | Stars: Roman Grigaravicius, Arturas Nemanis

Votes: 88

21. The Waldheim Waltz (2018)

93 min | Documentary, History

82 Metascore

A biographical drama film about Kurt Josef Waldheim, former UN Secretary General and the controversy of his participation and role in the Nazi regime during WW II .

Director: Ruth Beckermann | Stars: Kurt Waldheim, Ruth Beckermann

Votes: 363

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