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Here is a curated collection of high quality full-length history documentaries that you can watch online for free.

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The Kon-Tiki Expedition

Run time00:58:19
Rated 100

The Kon-tiki expedition was a journey led by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl with the aim to prove that the ancient people of South America could have colonised the Islands of Polynesia more than 15...

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CIA Secret Experiments

Run time00:50:13
Rated 100

A 2007 National Geographic about CIA Secret Experiments, during the mid 20th century the United States Central Intelligence Agency embarked on covert experiments using humans as guinea pigs...

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Steve Jobs: One Last Thing

Run time00:54:56
Rated 100

Steve Jobs: One Last Thing, a PBS produced documentary about Steve Jobs’ and Steve Wozniaks’ founding of Apple computer and the huge influence it has had on the personal computers we use t...

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Run time01:30:08
Rated Unrated

Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 2001 documentary about the wonderful Chauvet cave located in Southern France. Chances are you have not heard anything about this cave but it is very i...

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Cold Waves

Run time00:00:55
Rated Unrated

Making a documentary about a non-visual medium is no easy task and for all its political complexity, this is a fantastic demonstration of how to make visual the fear the craziness and triumph experien...

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The Silver Pharaoh

Run time00:52:12
Rated 90

Out of all the historic monuments in Egypt the royal tomb of Psusennes “the silver Pharaoh” is one of the most spectacular, yes, even more so that that of the famous king Tut. If this is t...

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Rewind This!

Run time01:30:19
Rated Unrated

Rewind This! is a 2013 documentary about the VHS tape, something that changed the world. The historical and cultural effect of the VHS tape was simply massive. This documentary film follows the s...

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Inside Obamas White House - Episode 1

Run time00:58:50
Rated 80

Inside Obama’s White House is a 2016 documentary series narrated by Frank Sesno about Barack Obama’s president-elect period from 2008 – 2016. Through special access to the...

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9/11 Firehouse

Run time00:45:00
Rated 70

9/11 Firehouse is a 2014 documentary film that tells the story of the firefighters who worked at fire house 10, New York on September 11th 2001. This company was the closest to the Worl...

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9/11: The Lost Tapes

Run time00:44:38
Rated 76

9/11: The Lost Tapes is a 2012 documentary film narrated by Colin Mace which provides a unique insight into the moments that changed the United States forever. As the events happened so quickly this d...

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The Story Of Flight 93 - Real Stories

Run time00:55:39
Rated 78

The Story Of Flight 93: This documentary film tells the harrowing story of flight 93 which was hijacked by terrorists on September 11th 2001. United Airlines Flight 93 was a p...

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Man with a Movie Camera

Run time01:08:45
Rated 100

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. This is one of the first “documentary” film examples which documents the...

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Run time04:39:36
Rated Unrated

Shoah, a 1985 documentary film by French writer and director Claude Lanzmann (November 27, 1925 in Paris, France) about one of the worst crimes against humanity ever; the holocaust. This document...

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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

Run time01:47:00
Rated 95

The Fog of war is a 2003 documentary film directed by Errol Morris about the life of former US secretary of Defense, Robert s. McNamara. Using a wealth of archive footage we see some of the tough deci...

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The Act of Killing

Run time02:39:54
Rated 90

The act of killing, a 2012 documentary film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and produced by award winning producer Signe Byrge Sørensen about the people who took part in the 1965-66 Indonesian k...

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Masters of the Pacific Coast: The Tribes of the American Northwest

Run time01:06:55
Rated Unrated

To anyone wanting to watch the documentary; the quality is not good but we will update to a higher quality version when available online. Masters of the Pacific Coast: The Tribes of the American No...

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Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered

Run time00:58:35
Rated 87

Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered. In this documentary Dallas Campbell heads over to Egypt to uncover the truth about the most famous pharaoh of them all, The boy god Tutankhamun. He’s the m...

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Who Were the Greeks?

Run time00:58:53
Rated Unrated

Who were the Greeks? This two part documentary series presented by Dr Michael Scott investigates the past of this amazing ancient civilisation and how it’s legacy is very much still alive today....


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