The 20 Best History Documentaries

Let these productions teach you something new about history

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With so many of us at home right now we’re all discovering new programs to watch. A series or movie to hook you in and make you forget about what’s happening in the world. Documentaries are a way to watch something new and learn about unfamiliar topics.

The documentaries listed below are some of the best history documentaries that you can currently watch at home. They cover a wide range of topics in history. From the story of the disability rights movement to the history of music in America. Some of the subjects and people of these films might not be known by many but they all have in common that they made history.

1. ‘Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution’ (2020) Netflix

2. ‘Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation’ (2019) Netflix

3. ‘Jackie Robinson’ (2016) PBS

4. ‘Apollo 11’ (2019) Hulu

5. ‘Medal of Honor’ (2018) Netflix

6. ‘RBG’ (2018) Hulu

7. ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’ (2014) PBS

8. ‘The Apollo’ (2019) Hulu

9. ‘Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool’ (2019) Netflix

10. ‘Prohibition: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’ (2011) YouTube

12. ‘Our Planet’ (2019) Netflix

13. ‘Country Music’ (2019) PBS Passport

14. ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ (2018) Hulu

15. ‘The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’ (2017) Netflix

16. ‘Baseball’ (1994 & 2010) PBS

17. ‘Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert’ (2020) YouTube

18. ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ (2018) Hulu

19. ‘Night on Earth’ (2020) Netflix

20. ‘Mercury 13’ (2018) Netflix

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