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1. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Gilded Age (2018)

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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As national wealth expands in the U.S. disparities among the nation's population spark debates that continue to rage in modern day America.

Director: Sarah Colt | Stars: H.W. Brands, Rebecca Edwards, Steve Fraser, Paula Giddings

Votes: 105

2. The Cars That Made America (2017– )

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.4
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The history and influence of cars in America.

Stars: Richard Bak, Michael Balzano III, H.W. Brands, Bob Casey

Votes: 135

3. The Cars That Made America (2017– )
Episode: Part 1 (2017)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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A new and revolutionary machine--the automobile--is set to transform the country in unimaginable ways, as a handful of young visionaries prepare to ruthlessly battle for control of the new industry.

Stars: Richard Bak, Michael Balzano III, H.W. Brands, Bob Casey

Votes: 18

4. The Cars That Made America (2017– )
Episode: Part 2 (2017)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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In just two short decades, the car has begun to transform America. The country is in the process of being paved, and from coast to coast cities and towns are changing to suit the automobile.

Stars: Michael Ward, Richard Bak, Michael Balzano III, David Blanke

Votes: 15

5. The Cars That Made America (2017– )
Episode: Part 3 (2017)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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In the aftermath of WWII, America is moving to the suburbs, fueling a huge demand for new cars. But The Big Three spent the war building weapons and vehicles for the Allies, and haven't made a new car in years.

Stars: Michael Ward, Richard Bak, Michael Balzano III, H.W. Brands

Votes: 14

6. The American West (2016– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, History, Western

7.3
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This series will provide unprecedented access to the wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and after the turn of the 20th... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Lee Gardner, Bert Thomas Morris, David H. Stevens, Will Strongheart

Votes: 1,110

7. The Eighties (2016)

Documentary, History

8.3
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A documentary series focusing on the Reagan presidency, the AIDS crisis, the end of the Cold War, Wall Street corruption, the tech boom, the expansion of television, and the evolving music industry.

Stars: H.W. Brands, Chris Connelly, Gil Troy, James Baker III

Votes: 994

8. Reagan: From Movie Star to President (2016)

Biography

8.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Brad Osborne | Stars: John Anthony, Matt Bailey, Matt Bailey, H.W. Brands

Votes: 11

9. The American West (2016– )
Episode: America Divided (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, History, Western

6.9
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In order to ensure the survival of his family Jesse James forms a gang; Custer seeks glory in the Indian Wars; Crazy Horse fights against the U.S.

Directors: John Ealer, Johnny Saint-Ours | Stars: Mark Lee Gardner, David Eisenbach, Eric Foner, John McCain

Votes: 107

10. The American West (2016– )
Episode: Blood & Gold (2016)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, History, Western

7.5
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Allen Pinkerton gets hired to bring Jesse James to justice; settlers descend upon Sioux land to mine gold; Grant tries to keep the peace.

Directors: John Ealer, Johnny Saint-Ours | Stars: Eric Foner, Mark Lee Gardner, Robert Redford, Larry T. Pourier

Votes: 68

11. The Eighties (2016)
Episode: Greed Is Good (2016)

Documentary, History

7.7
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Stars: Ken Auletta, Jim Bakker, Tammy Faye Bakker, David Bianculli

Votes: 86

12. The American West (2016– )
Episode: Outlaw Rising (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, History, Western

7.6
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Billy the Kid is talented with a gun and uses it to get what he wants; Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse make an important decision; Wyatt Earp fights for what's right.

Directors: John Ealer, Johnny Saint-Ours | Stars: Robert Redford, David Eisenbach, H.W. Brands, Kiefer Sutherland

Votes: 65

13. The Eighties (2016)
Episode: Raised on Television (2016)

97 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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VCRs, remote controls, family sitcoms, adult dramas, and prime-time soaps all changed TV enjoyment.

Stars: Willie Aames, Garth Ancier, Harry Anderson, Ken Auletta

Votes: 146

14. The American West (2016– )
Episode: Showdown (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, History, Western

7.5
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Custer rides to a showdown at Little Big Horn with the Sioux; Jesse James hopes to make a big statement when he targets a bank in the northern territory.

Directors: John Ealer, Johnny Saint-Ours | Stars: Robert Redford, Paul A. Hutton, Mark Lee Gardner, Karl Jacoby

Votes: 70

15. The Eighties (2016)
Episode: Tear Down This Wall (2016)

Documentary, History

7.9
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Stars: Ken Adelman, Wyatt Andrews, Yuri Andropov, James Baker III

Votes: 91

16. The American West (2016– )
Episode: The Big Killing (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, History, Western

7.6
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Jesse James resurfaces after years in hiding; Billy the Kid avenges the death of his friend; Wyatt Earp questions his future as a man of the law.

Directors: John Ealer, Johnny Saint-Ours | Stars: Kathleen Chamberlain, Mark Lee Gardner, Paul A. Hutton, Kiefer Sutherland

Votes: 60

17. The Eighties (2016)
Episode: The Reagan Revolution (2016)

Documentary, History

7.8
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Actor turned politician, Ronald Reagan is elected 40th President of the United States. Although the country initially goes through tough times Reagan leads the country through two terms and brings a renewed sense of patriotism to America.

Stars: Robert Baer, James Baker III, Howard Baker, H.W. Brands

Votes: 111

18. The Eighties (2016)
Episode: The Tech Boom (2016)

Documentary, History

8.1
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Stars: Stephen Aug, Bill Bixby, H.W. Brands, Douglas Brinkley

Votes: 93

19. The American West (2016– )
Episode: Two Front War (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, History, Western

7.4
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Jesse James targets the railroads. Custer is sent on a secret mission in Sioux Territory. Grant deals with growing unrest in the west and south.

Directors: John Ealer, Johnny Saint-Ours | Stars: Mark Lee Gardner, Paul A. Hutton, Bill Richardson, H.W. Brands

Votes: 74

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

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

8.8
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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: Meryl Streep, Edward Herrmann, George Will, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 1,875

21. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962) (2014)

TV-PG | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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The war - and the resulting levels of work and security - had kept Franklin Roosevelt out of public sight. By the spring of 1944 however, he was seriously ill with bronchitis. This ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jonathan Alter, H.W. Brands, Patricia Clarkson, Blanche Wiesen Cook

Votes: 95

22. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: Get Action (1858-1901) (2014)

TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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The adventurous life, political rise and personal tragedies of Theodore Roosevelt. The sheltered youth of his 5th cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The unhappy childhood of Teddy's niece and FDR's future wife, Eleanor Roosevelt.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Clay Jenkinson, George Will, David McCullough, Jon Meacham

Votes: 116

23. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: In the Arena (1901-1910) (2014)

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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The presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Franklin's marriage to Eleanor. Eleanor's search for her own identity and place in the world.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: H.W. Brands, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Peter Coyote, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 114

24. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: The Common Cause (1939-1944) (2014)

TV-14 | 113 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.7
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WWII starts in Europe. FDR prepares the country for war and aids Churchill. Isolationists fight him at every step - until Pearl Harbor. FDR's unprecedented third term. Eleanor tackles racism and poverty. New jobs bring more diversity.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Meryl Streep, Patricia Clarkson, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 106

25. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: The Fire of Life (1910-1919) (2014)

TV-PG | 115 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.6
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T.R. runs for a third term as a Progressive, explores the Amazon and suffers one final grave loss in his twilight years. FDR as President Wilson's Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Eleanor faces life's harsh realities. America in WWI.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jonathan Alter, William Jennings Bryan, Keith Carradine, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 112

26. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: The Rising Road (1933-1939) (2014)

TV-PG | 115 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.6
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FDR's pre-WWII presidency. The New Deal renews America. FDR's unprecedented popularity, the conservative opposition and Huey Long's populism. FDR warns isolationists of Hitler. Eleanor's platonic friendship with Lorena Hickok.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Meryl Streep, Patricia Clarkson, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 108

27. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: The Storm (1920-1933) (2014)

TV-PG | 115 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.6
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FDR's battle with polio. Eleanor's independence and political activism. Political division within the Roosevelt clan. FDR returns to politics in a big way. The Great Depression ends the Roaring Twenties. Assassin targets FDR.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jonathan Alter, Keith Carradine, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Conway

Votes: 102

28. Gold Fever (2013– )

Documentary, Western

8.2
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History documentary about the discovery of gold in the west. The hardships and hardwork which was put into building San Franscisco.

Stars: Ryan Wesley Gilreath, Brian Ibsen, Cameron Asay, Jared Shipley

Votes: 92

29. Mankind Decoded (2013)

30 min | History

7.7
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Through 12 surprising influences, H2 holds the key to unlock our secret history. As every tool, innovation and thought unfolds from the wheel to the Internet, the Vikings to Amelia Earhart ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Meyers, James Meigs, George Wunderlich, Mike Loades

Votes: 67

30. The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (2013– )

History

7.9
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A detailed, and unbiased, look at the 43 men who have been the presidents of the United States of America.

Stars: Bruce McGill, H.W. Brands, Richard Norton Smith, Donald Ritchie

Votes: 164

31. The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (2013– )
Episode: A House Divided 1849-1865 (2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | History

7.7
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America by the mid-1800s was triple its original size thanks to bold and controversial decisions by Presidents such as Jefferson, Jackson, and Polk. But with new territory came old confrontations.

Stars: Bruce McGill, George Forgie, Harold Holzer, Edward L. Ayers

Votes: 11

32. Mankind Decoded (2013)
Episode: Arms Race (2013)

TV-14 | 23 min | History

7.6
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About 10,000 years ago we discover farming. But when crops fail, early farming communities face a new threat. War. It's the birth of the arms race.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Richard Machowicz, Kara Cooney, Timothy Brook

Votes: 5

33. The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (2013– )
Episode: Assume the Position 1789-1825 (2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | History

7.9
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The United States of America was a bold invention of enormous risk. An 8-year war of independence, followed by intense political debate produced a government of, by and for the people.

Stars: Bruce McGill, Jack Rakove, Jonathan Alter, Paul Finkelman

Votes: 17

34. Gold Fever (2013– )
Episode: Battle for Gold (2013)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, Western

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Part 2: Brannan takes over the gold fields, evicting miners from their claims, but the men of Boston Company won't back down without a fight. Doc Robinson leads a protest that devolves into... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Reams | Stars: Ryan Wesley Gilreath, Brian Ibsen, Cameron Asay, Jared Shipley

35. The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (2013– )
Episode: Call of Duty 1899-1921 (2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | History

7.8
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America at the beginning of the 20th century found a growing chasm between the rich and poor. The country's priorities were changing, as was the Presidency.

Stars: Bruce McGill, Richard Norton Smith, Terrence Brown, George C. Edwards III

Votes: 12

36. The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (2013– )
Episode: Changing of the Guard 1920-1945 (2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | History

7.8
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America at the beginning of the 20th century found a growing chasm between the rich and poor. The country's priorities were changing, as was the Presidency.

Stars: Bruce McGill, Randy Roberts, Sidney M. Milkis, Steven M. Gillon

Votes: 13

37. Mankind Decoded (2013)
Episode: Connecting the World (2013)

TV-14 | 23 min | History

7.5
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The world is linked like never before. Modern transport and communications have resulted in a world that is wealthier, healthier, more mobile and better informed than ever before.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Mike Loades, James Meigs, Timothy Brook

Votes: 6

38. Gold Fever (2013– )
Episode: Eureka! (2013)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, Western

7.8
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Part 1: Gold is first discovered in California. The new American dream is born. Boston Company, a motley group of gold seekers including Dr. Charles Robinson, make the dangerous trek west ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Reams | Stars: Ryan Wesley Gilreath, Brian Ibsen, Cameron Asay, Trevor Snarr

Votes: 5

39. The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (2013– )
Episode: Executive Retreat 1865-1901 (2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | History

8.0
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America by the mid-1800s was triple its original size thanks to bold and controversial decisions by Presidents such as Jefferson, Jackson, and Polk. But with new territory came old confrontations.

Stars: Bruce McGill, Edward L. Ayers, Mark Summers, H.W. Brands

Votes: 12

40. The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (2013– )
Episode: Hail to the Chief 1945-1964 (2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | History

7.8
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In 1945, at the end of a devastating global war, America emerged as a superpower. The Cold War presented the nation with a new and unprecedented crisis: the threat of nuclear annihilation.

Stars: Bruce McGill, Clifton Truman Daniel, Brian Balogh, Nancy Gibbs

Votes: 12

41. Mankind Decoded (2013)
Episode: Information Is Power (2013)

TV-14 | 23 min | History

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Communication is the vital ingredient in the building of civilization. The ability to share complicated ideas allowed early man to hunt, farm and build communities.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Richard Machowicz, Patrick Hunt, Sam Sheridan

42. Gold Fever (2013– )
Episode: Lawless (2013)

43 min | Documentary, Western

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Sam seizes power in fire-ravaged, lawless San Francisco, dealing out his own opportunistic brand of justice. Meanwhile, the men of Boston Company toil in the gold fields.

Director: Patrick Reams | Stars: Ryan Wesley Gilreath, Brian Ibsen, Cameron Asay, Jared Shipley

43. Mankind Decoded (2013)
Episode: Man and Metals (2013)

TV-14 | 23 min | History

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Five thousand years ago man first throws a handful of rocks into a campfire and stumbles upon a discovery that changes the world: Metal. Copper, Tin and Bronze empower the ancient world and... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Meyers, George Wunderlich, S. James Gates, Mike Loades

44. The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (2013– )
Episode: Mantle of Power 1965-2013 (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | History

6.8
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The power of the office has grown, remaining the symbol of America's experiment in democracy, but it also suffered from personal failings of the men who occupied it. The Cold War ended, but global terror became a more complicated threat.

Stars: Bruce McGill, Mark K. Updegrove, Nancy Gibbs, David Pietrusza

Votes: 11

45. The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (2013– )
Episode: Power to the People 1824-1849 (2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | History

7.9
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In 1945, at the end of a devastating global war, America emerged as a superpower. The Cold War presented the nation with a new and unprecedented crisis: the threat of nuclear annihilation.

Stars: Bruce McGill, Joanne Freeman, R.B. Bernstein, C. James Taylor

Votes: 12

46. Gold Fever (2013– )
Episode: San Francisco Burning (2013)

44 min | Documentary, Western

8.2
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The men of the Boston Company discover finding gold is more difficult than they had imagined. Meanwhile, Sam's empire expands, but will a huge fire halt progress?

Director: Patrick Reams | Stars: Ryan Wesley Gilreath, Brian Ibsen, Cameron Asay, Jared Shipley

Votes: 6

47. The Men Who Built America (2012)

TV-14 | 295 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.6
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Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Campbell Scott, H.W. Brands, Mark Cuban, Donny Deutsch

Votes: 3,110

48. Mankind the Story of All of Us (2012)

720 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Follow-up to America: The Story of the US (2010). Mankind embraces a groundbreaking way of telling this epic human story. Drawing on a growing global interest in a revelatory field of ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Brolin, Richard Machowicz, James Meigs, George Wunderlich

Votes: 1,428

49. The Men Who Built America (2012)
Episode: A New War Begins (2012)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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Out of the turmoil of the Civil War, America enters an age of enlightenment that will change the landscape of the country forever. The growth is driven by five insightful men who will change the world forever.

Directors: Ruan Magan, Patrick Reams | Stars: Campbell Scott, Mark Cuban, T.J. Stiles, Jim Cramer

Votes: 120

50. The Men Who Built America (2012)
Episode: Bloody Battles (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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As it recovers from the Civil War, America undertakes the largest building phase of the country s history. While much of the growth is driven by railroads and oil, it's built using steel.

Directors: Ruan Magan, Patrick Reams | Stars: Campbell Scott, David Nasaw, H.W. Brands, Steve Wynn

Votes: 98



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