Category: History

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (2017) 7.7

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (2017)

Fred Beckey is the original American "Dirtbag" climber whose name evokes mystery, adulation and vitriol. Since the 1940s, Beckey has led an obsessive and nomadic quest of first ascents while poetically chronicling the ex...

Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (2016) 7.6

Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (2016)

Daryl Davis is an accomplished musician who was played all over the world. He also has an unusual hobby, particularly for a middle aged black man. When not displaying his musical chops, Daryl likes to meet and befriend m...

Red Dog (2017) 6.3

Red Dog (2017)

An action packed and heartwarming story of the friendship formed between a tank-destroyer dog of the Red Army during WWII and a group of soldiers....

The Warrior (2001) 7.1

The Warrior (2001)

In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. ...

A Bag of Marbles (2017) 7.3

A Bag of Marbles (2017)

In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their ...

Sustainable (2016) 7.3

Sustainable (2016)

America is facing a food crisis driven by profitability and a lack of consumer education. While the window to transforming our heartland continues to shrink, passionate individuals have emerged who provide hope that the ...

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later (2020) (TV) 7.8

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later (2020) (TV)

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later is told entirely from the first-person perspective of leaders, physicists, soldiers and survivors....

Manon Lescaut (2013) (TV) 6.4

Manon Lescaut (2013) (TV)

There is nothing we can do against the call of love. Amiens, 1713. Des Grieux is a noble young student, wise for his years, who's preparing to become a knight of the Order of Malta. With a fine future as a teacher of rhe...

Sami Blood (2016) 7.3

Sami Blood (2016)

In 1930s Lapland, the 14-year-old indigenous Sámi girl, Elle Marja, leaves the wild ancestral grounds and the family's reindeer camp to attend a remote draconian boarding school along with her younger sister, Njenna. How...

Omo Child: The River and the Bush (2015) 8.2

Omo Child: The River and the Bush (2015)

For many generations people in the Omo Valley (tribal southwest Ethiopia) believed some children are cursed and that these 'cursed' children bring disease, drought and death to the tribe. The curse is called 'mingi' and ...

Roe v. Wade (2021) 4

Roe v. Wade (2021)

Dr. Bernard Nathanson and Dr. Mildred Jefferson square off in a national battle in this untold conspiracy that led to the most famous and controversial court case in history.::the producers...

Utu (1983) 7

Utu (1983)

In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty. The warrior Te Wheke fights for the British until betrayal leads him to seek utu (revenge). ...

Roadkill (1989) 6.7

Roadkill (1989)

Ramona works in a concert agency and is sent after the rock band 'Children of Paradise' who have disappeared. Since she can't drive, she has to take the train and bus and eventually hitchhike. On her way through the Cana...

The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005) 5.3

The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)

Based on a true story: This is a journey through the psyche of a Southern Captain in the waning days of the American Civil War. In an emotionally charged performance, Julian Adams portrays his great-great grandfather Rob...

Father Rupert Mayer (2014) 6.6

Father Rupert Mayer (2014)

Father Rupert Mayer (Oliver Gruber) served in World War I and was awarded the Iron Cross dedicating his life to the Eastern Front, where his leg was taken from him during battle. Father Mayer spent many years during Worl...

Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015) 7.5

Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)

Abousofyan tells Aboutaleb, Muhammad's uncle, that in the upcoming morning he wants to kill the holy prophet of Islam and Muslims, who are in boycott. Aboutaleb remembers the past years when Abraha charges ahead Mecca to...

God Loves Caviar (2012) 6

God Loves Caviar (2012)

God Loves Caviar is the compelling story of IOANNIS VARVAKIS, and his journey from humble Greek pirate to international caviar millionaire, with the ear of Catherine the Great of Russia. His wealth and power, however, do...

Ride Tonight! (1942) 6.2

Ride Tonight! (1942)

In the south of Sweden, some farmers get into trouble when the German Count is forcing them to perform day labor for him. But a man refuses to bow to the German Count.::Ulf Kjell Gür...

Young Ip Man: Crisis Time (2020) 5

Young Ip Man: Crisis Time (2020)

In 1917 young Ip Man first came to Hong Kong to study, but his peaceful campus life was unexpectedly broken. A shocking hostage situation occurred on the day when the school held an English speech contest....

Hit & Stay (2013) 7.1

Hit & Stay (2013)

A feature-length documentary about priests and nuns who protested the Vietnam War by breaking into draft boards, destroying draft records, and then waiting around to be arrested. Their actions inspired a movement, which ...

Yasuni Man (2017) 9.2

Yasuni Man (2017)

Yasuni Man is a film about a conflict raging deep within the Ecuadorian Amazon. It's a real-life Avatar story. Once under siege by missionaries seeking to civilize them, the Waorani people battle industry operatives and ...

UNLADYLIKE: The Change Makers (2020) -

UNLADYLIKE: The Change Makers (2020)

Timed with the 2020 women's suffrage centennial, American Masters - Unladylike2020: The Changemakers takes a look at women whose courage and tenacity 100 years ago shaped the political life and future of this nation. The...

Nathan East: For the Record (2014) 8

Nathan East: For the Record (2014)

Nathan East For The Record is a documentary film that takes viewers behind-the-scenes as one of the most influential bass players in modern music recorded his debut solo album last year. His long-awaited solo album (rele...

Forgotten Plague (2015) 8.1

Forgotten Plague (2015)

A journalist afflicted with the underresearched debilitating condition known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome embarks on a quest to find out why the CDC and medical system have neglected his disease and left millions sideline...

Homesick (2021) 5.9

Homesick (2021)

A university student returns home to self isolate during lockdown. He's totally alone, he's caught the virus and in order to cope he's started to talk to himself....

Alive and Kicking (2016) 6.7

Alive and Kicking (2016)

Alive and Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern society....

Titanic’s Tragic Twin: The Britannic Disaster (2016) (TV) 7

Titanic’s Tragic Twin: The Britannic Disaster (2016) (TV)

The Titanic's twin sister, the Britannic, was bigger and better built, but she sank to the bottom three times faster. Why she sunk has remained a mystery until now....

William the Conqueror (2015) (TV) 6.5

William the Conqueror (2015) (TV)

Blending drama with the explanations of passionate historians and specialists, this enriched historical reconstruction traces 60 years in the life a man who transformed the Middle Ages and laid the foundation of modern E...

Prehistoric Astronomers (2007) (TV) 7.4

Prehistoric Astronomers (2007) (TV)

Cave paintings and lunar calendars exist in the caves and remains of prehistoric hunters studied recently. What if Prehistoric Man were clever enough to develop in depth scientific knowledge? As unlikely as it may seem, ...

Unsinkable: Japan’s Lost Battleship (2020) (TV) 6.4

Unsinkable: Japan’s Lost Battleship (2020) (TV)

October 24, 1944, the world's greatest battle at sea begins in the Philippines. Japan's navy gambles on a decisive victory against the United States to turn the tide of World War II. Instead, Musashi, its top-secret supe...

Bonaparte: The Egyptian Campaign (2016) (TV) 7.4

Bonaparte: The Egyptian Campaign (2016) (TV)

In the spring of 1798, Napoleon set out with 38,000 men and 10,000 sailors to conquer Egypt....

Congress Dances (1931) 7

Congress Dances (1931)

Vienna glove-sales-lady Christl falls in love to Czar Alexander. Metternich tries to use this to keep him out of the conferences of the Vienna Congress from 1815....

Ulysses (1954) 6.7

Ulysses (1954)

In the ancient Greek city of Ithaca, many impatiently await the return of their king Ulysses and his warriors from the Trojan War. Among these, Ulysses' devoted wife Penelope and his grown son Telemachus. But Ulysses' re...

Salt of the Earth (1954) 7.4

Salt of the Earth (1954)

Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be t...

Duel of the Titans (1961) 5.9

Duel of the Titans (1961)

Twin half-mortal boys are placed in a basket and abandoned in a river. A she-wolf rescues and nurtures them until they are recovered by a shepherd, who brings the two boys up as his own. Twenty years later in 733 BC, Rom...

America’s Longest War (2013) 6.8

America’s Longest War (2013)

AMERICA'S LONGEST WAR is a documentary about the extraordinary costs of the US government's 40-year war on drugs. Drug prohibition has failed. Drug usage rates have not declined, and illegal drugs are more available-and ...

Violencia (2015) 6

Violencia (2015)

One day, three men, three different settings, the all-pervading violence that envelopes Colombia their inexorable connective tissue....

End of the Spear (2005) 6.8

End of the Spear (2005)

"End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waorani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waorani in 1956, a series of ...

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer (2013) 7

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer (2013)

Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the ...

The Fabulous Ice Age (2013) 7.1

The Fabulous Ice Age (2013)

The era of the great American touring ice shows revealing how, with their dazzling production numbers and variety acts, they dominated family entertainment for decades. It also depicts one skater's quest to keep this his...