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1. Lincoln (2012)

PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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86 Metascore

As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 238,161 | Gross: $182.21M

2. Free State of Jones (2016)

R | 139 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell

Votes: 48,937 | Gross: $20.76M

3. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,489

4. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,557

5. The Gettysburg Address

Documentary, Biography, History | Post-production

The complete story of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

Director: Sean Conant | Stars: Cary Elwes, Sam Elliott, Keith David, Dermot Mulroney

6. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013)

TV-PG | Documentary

8.3
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Professor Gates describes the history of the African American people by talking to historians, authors, and the people who made history.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Bernard E. Powers Jr., Peniel E. Joseph, David Levering Lewis

Votes: 179

7. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013)
Episode: A More Perfect Union (2013)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

9.0
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From PBS: After 1968, African Americans set out to build a bright future on the foundation of the civil rights movement's victories, but a growing class disparity threatened to split the ... See full summary »

Directors: Leslie Asako Gladsjo, Jamila Wignot | Stars: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Kathleen Cleaver, Vincent Brown, Maulana Karenga

Votes: 10

8. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Frederick Douglass (1996)

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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The life, times, and accomplishments of American abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass.

Director: Craig Haffner | Stars: Thomas Battle, David W. Blight, Peter Graves, William Gwaltney

Votes: 53

9. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013)
Episode: Into the Fire (1861-1890) (2013)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

8.3
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From PBS: "Into the Fire" examines the most tumultuous and consequential period in African-American history: the Civil War and the end of slavery, and Reconstruction's thrilling but brief "... See full summary »

Director: Jamila Wignot | Stars: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Bernard E. Powers Jr., John Stauffer, Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander

Votes: 9

10. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013)
Episode: Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940) (2013)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

8.7
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From PBS: "Making a Way Out of No Way" portrays the Jim Crow era, when African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the harsh, narrow confines of segregation. At the turn of... See full summary »

Director: Phil Bertelsen | Stars: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Isabel Wilkerson, David Levering Lewis, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Votes: 10

11. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Reconstruction: The Second Civil War, Part 1 - Revolution (2004)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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Director: Llewellyn M. Smith | Stars: Ryan Dupree, Dion Graham

Votes: 30

12. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Reconstruction: The Second Civil War, Part 2 - Retreat (2004)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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Directors: Elizabeth Deane, Patricia Garcia Rios | Star: Dion Graham

Votes: 22

13. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013)
Episode: Rise! (1940-1968) (2013)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

8.8
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From PBS: "Rise!" examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. African Americans who fought fascism in World War II... See full summary »

Director: Phil Bertelsen | Stars: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Damon Keith, David Levering Lewis, Christopher S. Parker

Votes: 9

14. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Abolitionists: Part 1 (2013)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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The stories of the major figures of the pre-American Civil War political movement to eliminate slavery.

Director: Rob Rapley | Stars: Oliver Platt, T. Ryder Smith, Carol Berkin, Lois Brown

Votes: 95

15. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013)
Episode: The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) (2013)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

7.9
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From PBS: "The Age of Slavery" illustrates how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution. For free black people, these years were a time of opportunity, ... See full summary »

Director: Sabin Streeter | Stars: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Vincent Brown, Richard Newman, Mark Kelly Tyler

Votes: 11

16. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013)
Episode: The Black Atlantic (1500-1800) (2013)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

8.2
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From PBS: "The Black Atlantic" explores the global experiences that created the African-American people. Beginning a century before the first documented "20-and-odd" slaves who arrived at ... See full summary »

Director: Sabin Streeter | Stars: Henry Louis Gates Jr., James H. Sweet, Christopher L. Brown, Annette Gordon-Reed

Votes: 12



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