This genre is one of the largest non-fiction genres, and consists primarily of documentaries about one or more historical events or time periods. In general, the title will not be of a contemporary nature (that is, it will be made about a subject that actually occurred in the past). Some historical subjects include ancient civilizations & archaeology, famous crimes, popular culture and trends of the past, and other major world events.

101 Things That Changed the World (2014)

A collection of 5 History Channel documentaries. '101 Gadgets That Changed the World' - The history of the gadget is both the history of invention and... Read more

1421: The Year China Discovered the World (2004)

Director: David Wallace

Based on Gavin Menzies' controversial book and his '1421 theory' that Chinese mariners had explored and charted the world, long before Europeans. Fol... Read more

3 Faces (2018)

Director: Jafar Panahi
Starring: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi

Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the count... Read more

A History of Flight (2005)

Starring: Narrated by, Tom Baker

Tom Baker narrates the story of aviation from its pioneering days at the start of the 20th century through to a celebration of its achievement 100 yea... Read more

A History of Scotland (2008)

Starring: Neil Oliver

In ten thought-provoking episodes, Neil Oliver brings a fresh perspective to Scotland's past and challenges many of the perceived notions of Scottish... Read more

A Time to Remember: World Edition 1900 - 1980 (2008)


In the 20th Century we witnessed, on the one hand, two World Wars, totalitarianism, the Holocaust and Hiroshima, and on the other hand unprecedented s... Read more

Abraham Lincoln: Preserving the Union (1996)


Honest, eloquent, and courageous, he risked everything to save a young America from self-destruction - and paid the ultimate price. "Abraham Lincoln:... Read more

After Braveheart ( aka After Bannockburn ) (2015)

Starring: Narrated by, Brian Cox

In 1314, the Scots finally defeated their English oppressors at the Battle of Bannockburn. This monumental victory should have ensured Scottish freedo... Read more

America Before Columbus (2009)

Director: Cristina Trebbi

History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But sc... Read more

Ancient Megastructures: Volume 1 (2007)

Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of h... Read more