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100 MELHORES LIVROS DE HISTRIA DE TODOS OS TEMPOS

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A lista dos 100 Melhores Livros Histria de Todos os Tempo contm uma mistura das maiores obras
modernas e contemparias, variando de Tucdides a Tito Lvio, Gibbon a Buckle, e Toynbee a EP Thompson,
quase todos os grandes nomes so cobertos e definitivamente h algo aqui para todos.
1. Um Estudo da Historia - Arnold J. Toynbee
2. Formao da Classe Operaria Inglesa - E. P. Thompson
No seu estudo sobre a sociedade de artesos e da classe operria nos seus anos de formao, de 1780 a 1832,
o autor pretende acrescentar outra dimenso compreenso do sculo XIX. Thompson no v o povo da
Inglaterra como dado estatstico ou como vtima da represso poltica e alienao industrial - para ele a
classe operria inglesa foi parte definitiva na sua prpria formao.
3. Mediterraneo y el Mundo Mediterraneo en la Epoca de Felipe II - Fernand Braudel
The focus of Fernand Braudel's great work is the Mediterranean world in the second half of the sixteenth
century, but Braudel ranges back in history to the world of Odysseus and forward to our time, moving out
from the Mediterranean area to the New World and other destinations ... More
4. The Age of Revolution: 1789-1848 (4 Volume Series)
By Eric Hobsbawm
This magisterial volume follows the death of ancient traditions, the triumph of new classes, and the
emergence of new technologies, sciences, and ideologies, with vast intellectual daring and aphoristic
elegance. Part of Eric Hobsbawm's epic four-volume history of the modern world, along with The Age of
Capitalism, The ... More
5. The Radicalism of the American Revolution
By Gordon S. Wood
In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a
prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England. He gives readers a revolution that
transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging realities sometimes baffled and
disappointed its ... More
6. The Rise of the West
By William H. McNeill
The Rise of the West, winner of the National Book Award for history in 1964, is famous for its ambitious
scope and intellectual rigor. In it, McNeill challenges the Spengler-Toynbee view that a number of separate
civilizations pursued essentially independent careers, and argues instead that human cultures interacted ...
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7. The Sources of Social Power
By Michael Mann
Distinguishing four sources of power in human societies - ideological, economic, military, and political The Sources of Social Power traces their interrelations throughout human history. In this first volume,
Michael Mann examines inter-relations between these elements from neolithic times, through ancient Near
Eastern civilizations, the classical Mediterranean ... More
8. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
By Edward Gibbon
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (sometimes shortened to Decline and Fall of the
Roman ... More
9. What Is History?

By E. H. Carr
The George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures delivered at the University of Cambridge January - March 1961.
New York Times Book Review: "... a work of rare distinction which nobody can afford to miss." More
10. The World of Late Antiquity: AD 150-750
By Peter Brown
This remarkable study in social and cultural change explains how and why the Late Antique world, between
c. 150 and c. 750 A.D., came to differ from "Classical civilization."These centuries, as the author
demonstrates, were the era in which the most deeply rooted of ancient institutions disappeared for ... More
11. The Contours of American History
By William Appleman Williams
William Appleman Williams was one of Americas greatest critics of US imperialism. The Contours of
American History, first published in 1961, reached back to seventeenth-century British history to argue that
the relationship between liberalism and empire was in effect a grand compromise, with expansion abroad
containing class and ... More
12. The Origins of The Second World War
By A.J.P. Taylor
A.J.P. Taylor's bestselling "The Origins of the Second World War" overturns popular myths about the
outbreak of war. One of the most popular and controversial historians of the twentieth century, who made his
subject accessible to millions, A.J.P. Taylor caused a storm of outrage with this scandalous bestseller. ...
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13. The Peloponnesian War
By Thucydides
"The greatest historian that ever lived." Such was Macaulay's assessment of Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC)
and his history of the Peloponnesian War, the momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta that lasted for
twenty-seven years from 431 to 404 BC, involved virtually the whole of the Greek world, and ... More
14. A People's History of the United States
By Howard Zinn
Its a wonderful, splendid booka book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who
wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future. Howard Fast, author of
Spartacus and The Immigrants[It] should be required reading. Eric Foner, New York Times ... More
15. The Black Jacobins
By C.L.R. James
A classic and impassioned account of the first revolution in the Third World.This powerful, intensely
dramatic book is the definitive account of the Haitian Revolution of 1794-1803, a revolution that began in
the wake of the Bastille but became the model for the Third World liberation movements from ... More
16. The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy
By Kenneth Pomeranz
The Great Divergence brings new insight to one of the classic questions of history: Why did sustained
industrial growth begin in Northwest Europe, despite surprising similarities between advanced areas of
Europe and East Asia? As Ken Pomeranz shows, as recently as 1750, parallels between these two parts of ...
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17. Liberty before Liberalism
By Quentin Skinner
This extended essay by one of the world's leading historians seeks, in its first part, to excavate, and to
vindicate, the neo-Roman theory of free citizens and free states as it developed in early-modern Britain. This
analysis leads on to a powerful defence of the nature, purposes and ... More

18. Gender and the Politics of History


By Joan Scott
Winner, in the original edition, of the 1989 Joan Kelly Prize of the American Historical Association, this
landmark work from a renowned feminist historian is a trenchant critique of women's history and gender
inequality. Exploring topics ranging from language and gender to the politics of work and family, ... More
19. Search for Modern China
By Jonathan Spence
[Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.] [Read by Frederick Davidson] *A 1990 New York Times
Book Review Book of the Year The history of China is as rich and strange as that of any country on earth.
Yet for many, China's history remains unknown, or ... More
20. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
By James M. McPherson
Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry
of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War.James
McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the
two decades from the outbreak of ... More
21. The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time
By Karl Polanyi
In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social
changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not
only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of
untempered market ... More
22. Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West
By William Cronon
Awarded the 1992 Bancroft Prize and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award for Best Nonfiction Book of
1991.In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of
nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago
America's most ... More
23. The Strange Death of Liberal England: 1910-1914
By George Dangerfield
This book focuses on the chaos that overtook England on the eve of the First World War. Dangerfield
weaves together the three wild strands of the Irish Rebellion (the rebellion in Ulster), the Suffragette
Movement and the Labour Movement to produce a vital picture of the ... More
24. Religion and the Decline of Magic
By Keith Thomas
Witchcraft, astrology, divination and every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth
and seventeenth centuries, from the belief that a blessed amulet could prevent the assaults of the Devil to the
use of the same charms to recover stolen goods. At the same time the ... More
25. Greece
By Michael Rostovtzeff
Greece is a companion volume to the paperback edition of Rome, and with it comprises the greater part of
Rostovzeff's major work, A History of the Ancient World. From the appearance of prehistoric Aegean
settlements, through the rise of the city states, to the diffusion of Hellenistic culture ... More
26. Rome
By Michael Rostovtzeff

First published in 1927 this monumental book has long been out of print. Brilliantly written, it stands on its
own merits and has not been outdated by new discoveries or research. Rostovtzeff's narrative begins in the
fourth century B.C. and concludes with `the social and political catastrophe of ... More
27. The Guns of August
By Barbara Tuchman
In this landmark, Pulitzer Prizewinning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the
first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined the course of the conflict, the
century, and ultimately our present world. Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman ... More
28. Hidden From History: 300 Years of Women's Oppression and the Fight Against It
By Sheila Rowbotham
In this study of women from the Puritan revolution to the 1930s, the author shows how class and sex, work
and family, personal life and social pressures have shaped and hindered women's struggles for equality.
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29. The Century of Revolution: 1603-1714
By Christopher Hill
There is an immense range of books about the English Civil War, but one historian stands head and
shoulders above all others for the quality of his work on the subject. In 1961 Christopher Hill first published
what has come to be acknowledged as the best concise history ... More
30. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
By Tony Judt
Named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review Almost a decade in the
making , this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world's most esteemed
historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement. Postwar is the ... More
31. A Preponderance of Power: National Security, the Truman Administration, and the Cold War
By Melvyn Leffler
This is the most comprehensive history to date of the Truman Administration's progressive embroilment in
the cold war, and it presents a stunning new interpretation of U.S. national security policy during the
formative stages of the Soviet-American rivalry. Illustrated with 15 halftones and 10 maps. More
32. The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History
By Ibn Khaldun
The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic
history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldn (d. 1406),
this monumental work laid down the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including philosophy of
history, sociology, ethnography, and ... More
33. The Sinews of Power: War, Money and the English State, 1688-1783
By John Brewer
This powerful interpretation of English history provides a completely new framework for understanding
how Britain emerged in the eighteenth century as a major international power. Brewers brilliant analysis
makes clear that the drastic increase in Britain's military involvement (and success) in Europe and the
expansion ... More
34. Coercion, Capital and European States: AD 990 - 1992
By Charles Tilly
In this pathbreaking work, now available in paperback, Charles Tilly challenges all previous formulations of
state development in Europe. Specifically, Tilly charges that most available explanations fail because they
do not account for the great variety of kinds of states which were viable at different stages of European ...
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35. The Long Peace: Inquiries Into the History of the Cold War
By John Lewis Gaddis
In this fascinating new interpretation of Cold War history, John Lewis Gaddis focuses on how the United
States and the Soviet Union have managed to get through more than four decades of Cold War confrontation
without going to war with one another. Using ... More
36. Quicksand: America's Pursuit of Power in the Middle East
By Geoffrey Wawro
An unprecedented history of our involvement in the Middle East that traces our current quandaries there-in
Iraq, Israel, Iran, Afghanistan, and elsewhere-back to their roots almost a century ago. Geoffrey Wawro
approaches America's role in the Middle East in a fundamentally new way-by encompassing the last ... More

37. Commoners: Common Right, Enclosure and Social Change in England


By J. M. Neeson
This is a paperback edition of one of the most important and original contributions to English rural history
published in the past generation. Winner of the Whitfield Prize of the Royal Historical Society in 1994,
Commoners challenges the view that England had no peasantry or that it had ... More
38. A History of the Arab Peoples
By Albert Hourani
Upon its publication in 1991, Albert Houranis masterwork was hailed as the definitive story of Arab
civilization, and became both a bestseller and an instant classic. In a panoramic view encompassing twelve
centuries of Arab history and culture, Hourani brilliantly illuminated the people and events that have
fundamentally ... More
39. The Rise of Rome
By Livy
"The fates ordained the founding of this great city and the beginning of the world's mightiest empire, second
only to the power of the gods"Romulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of
Coriolanus, Cincinnatus called from his farm to save the state ... More
40. The Twelve Caesars
By Robert Graves; Suetonius
As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, the scholar Suetonius had access to the imperial archives and
used them (along with eyewitness accounts) to produce one of the most colourful biographical works in
history. "The Twelve Caesars" chronicles the public careers and private lives of the men who ... More
41. Strange Parallels (2 Volumes)
By Victor Lieberman
In an ambitious effort to overcome the extreme fragmentation of early Southeast Asian historiography, this
study connects Southeast Asia to world history. Victor Lieberman argues that over a thousand years, each of
mainland Southeast Asia's great lowland corridors experienced a pattern of accelerating integration
punctuated by recurrent collapse. ... More
42. American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World
By David E. Stannard
For four hundred years--from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the 1490s
to the U.S. Army's massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the 1890s--the indigenous inhabitants of
North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence. During that time ... More
43. American Power and the New Mandarins
By Noam Chomsky

Back in print, the seminal work by "arguably the most important intellectual alive" (The New York Times).
American Power and the New Mandarins is Noam Chomsky's first political book, widely considered to be
among the most cogent and powerful statements against the American war in Vietnam. Long ... More
44. Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900
By Alfred W. Crosby
People of European descent form the bulk of the population in most of the temperate zones of the world-North America, Australia and New Zealand. The military successes of European imperialism are easy to
explain because in many cases they were achieved by using firearms against spears. Alfred Crosby, ... More

45. The American Age: United States Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad 1750 to the Present
By Walter LaFeber
In this leading text, Walter LaFeber offers a comprehensive history of American foreign relations from the
mid-eighteenth century to the present. His narrative account features several major themes: the connections
between U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics; the impact of American economic development on
foreign policy interests; popular ... More
46. The Blood Never Dried: A People's History of the British Empire
By John Newsinger
The Blood Never Dried challenges the rising chorus of claims that the British Empire was a kinder, gentler
force in the world of imperialism. John Newsinger sets out to uncover this neglected history of repression
and resistance. To the boast that ""the sun never set on the British ... More
47. Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis
By Raymond Garthoff
The Soviet response to the first edition of Reflections has been a prime example of the new openness under
glasnost in discussing previously taboo subjects. Using new revelations-- such as the fact that Moscow had
twice as many troops in Cuba as the Kennedy administration believed-- from key ... More
48. The Landscape of History
By John Lewis Gaddis
What is history and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science?
One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other
questions in this short, witty, and humane book. The Landscape ... More
49. Imagined Communities
By Benedict Anderson
Imagined Communities, Benedict Andersons brilliant book on nationalism, forged a new field of study
when it first appeared in 1983. Since then it has sold over a quarter of a million copies and is widely
considered the most important book on the subject. In this greatly anticipated revised ... More
50. The Destruction of the European Jews
By Raul Hilberg
A three-volume study of the Holocaust. First published in 1961, Raul Hilberg's comprehensive account of
how Germany annihilated the Jewish community of Europe spurred discussion, galvanized further research,
and shaped the entire field of Holocaust studies. This revised and expanded edition of Hilberg's classic work
extends the scope ... More
51. The First Emperor: Selections from the Historical Records
By Sima Qian
"The following year Qin unified all under Heaven and the title of August Emperor was immediately
adopted."The short-lived Qin dynasty unified China in 221 BC and created an imperial legacy that lasted
until 1911. The extraordinary story of the First Emperor, founder of the dynasty, is told in ... More

52. Imperial China 900-1800


By F. W. Mote
This is a history of China for the 900-year time span of the late imperial period. A senior scholar of this
epoch, F. W. Mote highlights the personal characteristics of the rulers and dynasties and probes the cultural
theme of Chinese adaptations to recurrent alien rule. No ... More
53. The Historian's Craft
By Marc Bloch
This work, by the co-founder of the "Annales School" deals with the uses and methods of history. It is useful
for students of history, teachers of historiography and all those interested in the writings of the Annales
school. More
54. How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
By Walter Rodney
Before a bomb ended his life in the summer of 1980, Walter Rodney had created a powerful legacy. This
pivotal work, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, had already brought a new perspective to the question of
underdevelopment in Africa. His Marxist analysis went far beyond the heretofore accepted approach ... More

55. The Civilizations of Africa: A History to 1800


By Christopher Ehret
With his focus on precolonial Africa, Christopher Ehret provides in The Civilizations of Africa: A History to
1800 a remarkably complete and original overview of African history during the long periods sparsely
covered in most other general histories of the continent. He examines African inventions and civilizations
from ... More
56. A History of Russia
By Nicholas Riasanovsky; Mark Steinberg
Now completely revised in this eighth edition, A History of Russia covers the entire span of the country's
history, from ancient times to the post-communist present. Keeping with the hallmark of the text,
Riasanovsky and Steinberg examine all aspects of Russia's history--political, international, military,
economic, social, and cultural--with ... More
57. The Discovery of India
By Jawaharlal Nehru
In conjunction with the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund in New Delhi, Oxford proudly announces the
reissue of Glimpses of World History and The Discovery of India, two famous works by Jawaharlal Nehru.
One of modern day's most articulate statesmen, Jawaharlal Nehru wrote a on a wide variety of ... More
58. Jefferson and Civil Liberties: The Darker Side
By Leonard W. Levy
In the most controversial analysis ever written of the apostle of American liberty, the distinguished
constitutional historian Leonard W. Levy examines Jeffersons record on civil liberties and finds it strikingly
wanting. Clearing away the saintliness that surrounds the hero, Mr. Levy tries to understand why the
unfamiliar Jefferson ... More
59. The Assassination Of Julius Caesar
By Michael Parenti
Intrigue, murder, and class struggle at the heart of the Roman Empire. Most historians, both ancient and
modern, have viewed the Late Republic of Rome through the eyes of its rich nobility. In The Assassination
of Julius Caesar, Michael Parenti presents us with a story of popular resistance ... More
60. The City in History
By Lewis Mumford

The citys development from ancient times to the modern age. Winner of the National Book Award. One of
the major works of scholarship of the twentieth century (Christian Science Monitor). Index; illustrations.
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61. The Revolution and the Civil War in Spain
By Pierre Broue; Emile Temime
The tragic defeat of the Spanish Civil War has long fascinated those who continue to struggle for social
justice. Pierre Brou and mile Tmines long-out-of-print history details the internal political dynamics that
led the popular front to hold back radical measures that would have galvanized the working class ... More
62. The Great French Revolution 1789-1793
By Peter Kropotkin
The Great French Revolution is Peter Kropotkin's classic account of the history of the upheavels from 1789
to 1793. Although Kropotkin is best known as the chief theorist for the political theory of anarchism, he was
also a highly educated man (a member of the Russian nobility), a ... More
63. The Political Economy of Merchant Empires: State Power and World Trade, 1350-1750
By James D. Tracy
The Political Economy of Merchant Empires focuses on why European concerns eventually achieved
dominance in global trade in the period between 1450 and 1750, at the expense, especially in Asia, of wellorganized and well-financed rivals. The volume is a companion to The Rise of Merchant Empires (1990), ...
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64. The Rise of American Air Power: The Creation of Armageddon
By Michael S. Sherry
This prizewinning book is the first in-depth history of American strategic bombing. Michael S. Sherry
explores the growing appeal of air power in America before World War II, the ideas, techniques,
personalities, and organizations that guided air attacks during the war, and the devastating effects of
American ... More
65. The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters
By Frances Stonor Saunders
In addition to being short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award upon publication in 2000, Frances Stonor
Saunders's The Cultural Cold War was met with the kind of attention reserved for books that directly hit a
cultural nerve. Impassioned reviews and features in major publications such as the ... More
66. The Korean War: A History
By Bruce Cumings
A BRACING ACCOUNT OF A WAR THAT IS EITHER MISUNDERSTOOD, FORGOTTEN, OR
WILLFULLY IGNORED For Americans, it was a discrete conflict lasting from 1950 to 1953. But for the
Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long struggle that still haunts contemporary events. With
access to new evidence and ... More
67. The Idea of History
By R. G. Collingwood
The Idea of History is the best-known work of the great Oxford philosopher, historian, and archaeologist
R.G. Collingwood. It was originally published posthumously in 1946, having been mainly reconstructed
from Collingwood's manuscripts, many of which are now lost. This important work examines how the idea
of history has ... More
68. The Crowd in History
By George Rude
Who took part in the widespread disturbances that periodically shook 18th-century London? What really
motivated the food rioters who helped to spark off the French Revolution? How did the movement of

agricultural laborers destroying new machinery spread from one village to another in the English
countryside? How did ... More
69. Age of the Democratic Revolution
By R. R. Palmer
From Preface: "There have been a great many works on the American Revolution, the French Revolution,
the beginnings of the parliamentary reform movement in Great Britain, and on Irish affairs, as also, though
less known in the English-speaking world, on the several countries of continental Europe during this ... More

70. Emergence of a Free Press


By Leonard W. Levy
What did "freedom of the press" really mean to the framers of the First Amendment and their
contemporaries? This masterful book by a Pulitzer Prizewinning constitutional historian answers that
question. In Emergence of a Free Press (a greatly revised and enlarged edition of his landmark Legacy ...
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71. Hitler (2 Volumes)
By Ian Kershaw
Hailed as the most compelling biography of the German dictator yet written, Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us
closer than ever before to the heart of its subject's immense darkness.From his illegitimate birth in a small
Austrian village to his fiery death in ... More
72. Unpeople
By Mark Curtis
Britain is complicit in the deaths of ten million people. These are Unpeople - those whose lives are seen as
expendable in the pursuit of Britain's economic and political goals. In Unpeople, Mark Curtis shows that the
Blair government is deepening its support for many states promoting terrorism ... More
73. The Colonial Present: Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq
By Derek Gregory
In this powerful and passionate critique of the 'war on terror' in Afghanistan and its extensions into Palestine
and Iraq, Derek Gregory traces the long history of British and American involvements in the Middle East
and shows how colonial power continues to cast long shadows over our own ... More
74. Year 501: The Conquest Continues
By Noam Chomsky
With chapters on Haiti, Latin America, the new global economic order, the Third World at home, and much
more, this is a powerful treatise on the not-so-new New World Order. More
75. Hiroshima
By John Hersey
"At, exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the morning on August 6, 1945, Japanese time, at the moment
when the atomic bomb flashed above Hiroshima, Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department
of the East Asia Tin Works, had just sat down at her place in ... More
76. American Slavery: 1619-1877
By Peter Kolchin
The single best short survey in America, now updated.Includes a New Preface and AfterwardIn terms of
accessibility and comprehensive coverage, Kolchin's American Slavery is a singularly important
achievement. Now updated to address a decade of new scholarship, the book includes a new preface,
afterword, and revised ... More
77. The Battle For Homestead, 1880-1892: Politics, Culture, and Steel
By Paul Krause

Paul Krause calls upon the methods and insights of labor history, intellectual history, anthropology, and the
history of technology to situate the events of the lockout and their significance in the broad context of
Americas Guilded Age. Utilizing extensive archival material, much of it heretofore unknown, he
reconstructs ... More
78. Zapata and the Mexican Revolution
By John Womack
Zapata and the Mexican RevolutionJohn Womack, Jr.". . . It is certainly the definitive study of Emiliano
Zapata, and it places him in his proper context."Frank Jellinek, The New York Times Book Review"A
feat of historical writing . . . Womack has an uncanny feeling for the infinitely ... More
79. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
By Charles C. Mann
In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our
understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans
learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there
were ... More
80. The Politics of War: The World and United States Foreign Policy, 1943-1945
By Gabriel Kolko
A major work of narrative history that brings together diplomatic, economic, and military decisions from the
last years of the Second World War to show how the stage was set for many of the postwar conflicts. More
81. Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America
By Edmund S. Morgan
"The best explanation that I have seen for our distinctive combination of faith, hope and naivet concerning
the governmental process." Michael Kamman, Washington PostThis book makes the provocative case
here that America has remained politically stable because the Founding Fathers invented the idea of the
American people and ... More
82. The Great War and Modern Memory
By Paul Fussell
The year 2000 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Great War and Modern Memory,
winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recently named by the
Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books. Fussell's landmark study ...
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83. The Second World War
By A.J.P. Taylor
Provides an overview of World War II from the invasion of Poland to V-J day, and covers major campaigns
and battles. More
84. The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company
By John Keay
During 200 years the East India Company grew from a loose association of Elizabethan tradesmen into "the
grandest society of merchants in the universe". As a commercial enterprise it came to control half the world's
trade and as a political entity it administered an embryonic empire. Without it ... More
85. Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution
By Eric Hobsbawm
An updated edition of the classic study of the Industrial Revolution by "one of the few genuinely great
historians of our century" (The New Republic). Premier historian Eric Hobsbawm's brilliant study of the
Industrial Revolution, which sold more than a quarter of a million copies in its original ... More
86. The First European Revolution: c. 970-1215

By R. I. Moore
This book provides a radical reassessment of Europe from the late tenth to the early thirteenth centuries.
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87. Europe: Hierarchy and Revolt: 1320-1450
By George Holmes
This book provides a classic introduction to a key period in the history of Europe - the transition from
medieval to Renaissance Europe.In this updated edition, Professor Holmes traces the main political events as
well as describing broader changes in social structure and culture. He reveals the interactions ... More
88. Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade
By Henri Pirenne
Henri Pirenne is best known for his provocative argument--known as the "Pirenne thesis" and familiar to all
students of medieval Europe--that it was not the invasion of the Germanic tribes that destroyed the
civilization of antiquity, but rather the closing of Mediterranean trade by Arab conquest in the ... More
89. The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
By Ilan Pappe
The renowned Israeli historian revisits the formative period of the State of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949,
over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, civilians were massacred, and around a million
men, women, and children were expelled from their homes at gunpoint. Denied for almost six decades,
had ... More
90. The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East
By Robert Fisk
A sweeping and dramatic history of the last half century of conflict in the Middle East from an awardwinning journalist who has covered the region for over thirty years, The Great War for Civilisation
unflinchingly chronicles the tragedy of the region from the Algerian Civil War to the ... More
91. The Story of Civilization (11 Volumes)
By Will Durant; Ariel Durant
The Story of Civilization, Volume I: A history of civilization in Egypt and the Near East to the Death of
Alexander, and in India, China, and Japan from the beginning; with an introduction on the nature and
foundations of civilization. This is the first volume of the classic ... More
92. Killing Hope
By William Blum
Is the United States a force for democracy? From China in the 1940s to Guatemala today, William Blum
presents a comprehensive study of American covert and overt interference, by one means or another, in the
internal affairs of other countries. Each chapter of the book covers a year ... More
93. Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
By Eduardo Galeano
Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship
of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest
quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx.Rather ... More
94. History of Civilization in England
By Henry Thomas Buckle
English historian Henry Thomas Buckle (1821-62) was born into the family of a wealthy London merchant.
A child of delicate health, and tutored privately at home, he never attended university. Nevertheless, it was
clear that he was meant for intellectual pursuits and by the age of twenty he ... More
95. Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilisation
By Barry J. Kemp

Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, this second edition of Barry J.
Kemp's popular text presents a compelling reassessment of what gave ancient Egypt its distinctive and
enduring characteristics. Ranging across Ancient Egyptian material culture, social and economic
experiences, and the mindset of its people, ... More
96. The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories
By Partha Chatterjee
In this book, the prominent theorist Partha Chatterjee looks at the creative and powerful results of the
nationalist imagination in Asia and Africa that are posited not on identity but on difference with the
nationalism propagated by the West. Arguing that scholars have been mistaken in equating political ... More

97. The Brenner Debate: Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-industrial Europe
By T. H. Aston; Robert Brenner; C. H. E. Philpin
Few historical issues have occasioned such discussion since at least the time of Marx as the transition from
feudalism to capitalism in Western Europe. The Brenner Debate, which reprints from Past and Present
various article in 1976, is a scholarly presentation of a variety of points of view, ... More
98. The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution
By Christopher Hill
Within the English revolution of the mid-seventeenth century which resulted in the triumph of the protestant
ethic - the ideology of the propertied class - there threatened another, quite different, revolution. Its success
'might have established communal property, a far wider democracy in political and legal institutions,
might ... More
99. From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present
By Jacques Barzun
Highly regarded here and abroad for some thirty works of cultural history and criticism, master historian
Jacques Barzun has now set down in one continuous narrative the sum of his discoveries and conclusions
about the whole of Western culture since 1500.In this account, Barzun ... More
100. Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830
By John H. Elliott
This epic history compares the empires built by Spain and Britain in the Americas, from Columbuss arrival
in the New World to the end of Spanish colonial rule in the early nineteenth century. J. H. Elliott, one of the
most distinguished and versatile historians working today, offers us ... More
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1. The Godfather (Series)
THE GODFATHER: Popularly viewed as one of the best American films ever made, the multi-generational
crime saga The Godfather (1972) is a touchstone of cinema: one of the most widely imitated, quoted, and
lampooned movies of all time. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star as Vito Corleone and ... More
2. Star Wars (Trilogy)

Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The
film series has spawned an extensive media franchise called the Expanded Universe including books,
television series, computer and video games, and comic books. These supplements to the two film ... More
3. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the
Peruvian jungle in 1936, running a booby-trapped gauntlet (complete with an over-sized rolling boulder) to
fetch a solid-gold idol. He loses this artifact to his chief rival, a French archeologist ... More
4. The Shawshank Redemption
A prominent banker unjustly convicted of murder spends many years in the Shawshank prison. He is
befriended by a convict who knows the ropes and helps him to cope with the frightning realities of prison
life. More
5. Pulp Fiction
With Pulp Fiction writer-director Quentin Tarantino stunned the filmmaking world, exploding into
prominence as a cinematic heavyweight contender after initial success with 1992's Reservoir Dogs. But Pulp
Fiction was more than just the follow-up to an impressive first feature, or the winner of the Palme d'Or at
Cannes ... More
6. Gladiator
Russell Crowe Joaquin Phoenix Connie Selleca. A respected Roman general plots revenge-and sparks
rebellion-after being sold into slavery by the disturbed son of emperor Marcus Aurelius. A spectacular
Academy Award-winning epic directed by Ridley Scott. 2000/color/154 min/R/widescreen. More
7. Fight Club
"'Fight Club' pulls you in, challenges your prejudices, rocks your world and leaves you laughing" (Rolling
Stone). Brad Pitt ("12 Monkeys", "Seven"), Edward Norton ("Primal Fear," "American History X") and
Helena Bonham Carter ("Mighty Aphrodite," "A Room With A View") turn in powerful "performances of
which movie legends ... More
8. Singin' in the Rain
Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds in a 60th-anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition
newly remastered in 2011 4K transfer of the best-loved Hollywood musical ever-filled with memorable
songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. More
9. Jaws
Filled with terror and adventure, Jaws remains an immersive experience that continues to make entire
generations afraid to go into the water. More
10. Platoon
Winner* of 4 Academy Awards+-, including Best Picture, and based on the first-hand experience of
Oscar+--winning** director Oliver Stone, Platoon is powerful, intense and starkly brutal. Harrowingly
realistic and completely convincing (Leonard Maltin), More
11. GoodFellas
When Martin Scorsese, one of the world's most skillful and respected directors, reunited with two-time
Oscar-winner Robert De Niro in GoodFellas, the result was one of the most powerful films of the year.
Based on the true-life best seller Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi and backed by a dynamic ... More
12. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
A nice rest in a state mental hospital beats a stretch in the pen, right? Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson),
a free-spirited con with lightning in his veins and glib on his tongue, fakes insanity and moves in with what
he calls the "nuts." Immediately, his contagious sense ... More

13. Casablanca
A truly perfect movie, the 1942 Casablanca still wows viewers today, and for good reason. Its unique story
of a love triangle set against terribly high stakes in the war against a monster is sophisticated instead of
outlandish, intriguing instead of garish. Humphrey Bogart plays the allegedly apolitical ... More
14. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever mounted, The
Good, the Bad and the Ugly is an engrossing actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism.
Clint Eastwood returns as the "Man With No Name," this time teaming with two ... More
15. The Lord of the Rings (Series)
Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is an epic
adventure of good against evil, the power of friendship and individual courage. The saga centers around an
unassuming Hobbit named Frodo Baggins who inherits a Ring that would give a ... More
16. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey is a science-fiction narrative, produced in 1968 as both a novel, written by Arthur C.
Clarke, and a film, directed by Stanley Kubrick. It is a part of Clarke's Space Odyssey ... More
17. Taxi Driver
At 26, Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) is slipping slowly into isolation and violence on the
streets of New York City. Trying to solve his insomnia by driving a yellow cab on the night shift, he grows
increasingly disgusted by the people who hang out at ... More
18. Blade Runner
Ridley Scott's reconstructed version of the sci-fi noir favorite stars Harrison Ford as a retired detective who
is called back to the police force in order to track down artificial humans called "replicants" in Los Angeles
circa 2019. As his investigation takes him through the city's dystopian landscape, ... More
19. Seven Samurai
One of the most beloved movie epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai)
tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabits hire the eponymous warriors to protect
them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride - featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi ...
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20. The Third Man
Orson Welles stars as Harry Lime, and Joseph Cotten plays his childhood friend, Holly Martins, in this alltime classic thriller scripted by Graham Greene and directed by Carol Reed. Martins searches for Lime
through the seedy underworld of postwar Vienna and gets caught up in a web of ... More
21. Back to the Future
From the Academy Award-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis comes Back to the
Future - the original, groundbreaking adventure that sparked one of the most successful trilogies ever! When
teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the ...
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22. Dr. Strangelove
Psychotic Air Force General unleashes ingenious foolproof and irrevocable scheme sending bombers to
attack Russia. U.S. President works with Soviet premier in a desperate effort to save the world. More
23. Some Like It Hot
When Chicago musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) accidentally witness a gangland
shooting, they quickly board a southbound train to Florida, disguised as Josephine and Daphne, the
twonewestand homeliestmembers of an all-girl jazz band. Their cover is perfect...until a lovelorn singer
(Marilyn Monroe) falls for ... More

24. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the "buddy film" with this box office smash set in the
Old West. The Sundance Kid (Redford) is the frontier's fastest gun. His sidekick, Butch Cassidy (Newman),
is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. If only ... More
25. Gone with the Wind
David O. Selznick wanted Gone with the Wind to be somehow more than a movie, a film that would
broaden the very idea of what a film could be and do and look like. In many respects he got what he worked
so hard to achieve in this ... More
26. Heat
An L.A. cop (Al Pacino) becomes fixated on a deadly thief (Robert Dinero) and his crew ( Val Kilmer & Jon
Voight) who are taking Los Angeles to the cleaners. This movie includes one of the most spectacular shoot
outs in film history as Dinero and Kilmer rip ... More
27. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as The Terminator in this explosive action-adventure spectacle. Now he's
one of the good guys, sent back in time to protect John Connor, the boy destined to lead the freedom fighters
of the future. Linda Hamilton reprises her role as Sarah Connor, John's mother, a ... More
28. Die Hard
Bruce Willi stars as New York City Detective John McClane, newly arrived in Los Angeles to spend the
Christmas holiday with his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia). But as Mclane waits for his wife's office party
to break up, terrorist take control of the building. While the terrorist leader, ... More
29. Aliens
In this action-packed sequel to Alien, Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, the only survivor from mankind's
first encounter with the monstrous Alien. Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew are received with
skepticism - until the mysterious disappearance of colonists on LV-426 leads ... More
30. Citizen Kane
Orson Welles timeless masterwork is more than a groundbreaking film. Presented here in a magnificent
70th anniversary digital transfer with revitalized digital audio from the highest quality surviving elements, it
is also grand entertainment, sharply acted and superbly directed with inspired visual flair. Depicting the
controversial life of ... More
31. A Clockwork Orange
From its opening shot of Malcolm McDowell staring with evil intent directly into the camera (which pulls
back to reveal him drinking a glass of milk), Stanley Kubrick's brilliant A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
announces itself as a completely new kind of viewing experience. The film, set in an unidentified ... More
32. Vertigo
Set in San Francisco, the Master of Suspense creates a fascinating love story between an acrophobic
detective (James Stewart) and the beautifully troubled woman (Kim Novak) whom he rescues from the bay.
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33. North by Northwest
Cary Grant teams with director Alfred Hitchcock for the fourth and final time in this superlative espionage
caper judged on of the American Film Institute's Top-100 American Films and spruced up with a new digital
transfer and remixed Dolby Digital Stereo. He plays a Manhattan advertising executive ... More
34. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The Monty Python team are at it again in their second movie. This time we follow King Arthur and his
knights in their search for the Holy Grail. This isn't your average medieval knights and horses story - for a
start, due to a shortage in the kingdom, ... More
35. Good Will Hunting
A true motion picture phenomenon, this triumphant story was nominated for 9 Academy Awards(R) -winning Oscars for Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor) and hot newcomers Matt Damon and Ben
Affleck (Best Original Screenplay). The most brilliant mind at America's top university isn't a student ... he's
the ... More
36. Solaris
Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the remaining residents of the Solaris space
station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is sent to investigate, he experiences the strange
phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his own ...
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37. Fargo
Nominated* for seven Oscars(r) and winner of two, this darkly amusing thriller combines a first-rate cast, "a
dazzling mix of mirth and malice" (Rolling Stone) and a bizarre kidnapping plot that unravels the Midwest
like never before. Starring Frances McDormand, William H. Macy and Steve Buscemi, Fargo is ... More
38. Reservoir Dogs
Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Quentin Tarantino. As they hide out from the cops, a group
of criminals try to figure out how their jewel heist went so terribly wrong in this thrilling directorial debut
for Quentin Tarantino. 1991/color/100 min/R. 2 DVDs. 1991/color/100 min/R/widescreen. More
39. The Baader Meinhof Complex
Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are
rocking the very foundations of the still fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi
generation led by Andreas Baader (Moritz Bleibtreu), Ulrike Meinhof (Martina Gedeck) and Gudrun ...
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40. The Matrix
Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells of a computer hacker (Reeves) who joins a group of underground
insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth. The computers are powered by
human beings... More
41. Serenity
A passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of
Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the
relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy ... More
42. The Big Lebowski
Widescreen Collector's Edition. Jeff ''The Dude'' Lebowski (Bridges) is the victim of mistaken identity.
Thugs break into his apartment in the errant belief that they are accosting Jeff Lebowski, the eccentric
millionaire philanthropist, not the laid-back, unemployed Jeff Lebowski. In the aftermath, The Dude seeks
restitution from his ... More
43. Spider-Man
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe. A genetically engineered spider turns an ordinary teenager
into a web-slinging, crime-fighting superhero who must battle with his best friend's crazed father in this
excellent adaptation of the Marvel Comics tale. 2 DVDs. 2002/color/121 min/PG-13. More
44. The Shining

The Shining is a 1980 psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with
novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and Danny Lloyd.
The film is based on the ... More
45. Psycho
One of the most shocking films of all time, Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho changed the thriller genre forever.
Join the Master of Suspense on a chilling journey as an unsuspecting victim (Janet Leigh) visits the Bates
Motel and falls prey to one of cinemas most notorious psychopaths - Norman ... More
46. Salt of the Earth
Salt of the Earth is a 1954 American drama film written by Michael Wilson, directed by Herbert J.
Biberman, and produced by Paul Jarrico. All had been blacklisted by the Hollywood establishment due to ...
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47. Julius Caesar
Film adaptation of Shakespeare's play chronicling the aftermath of Caesar's assassination at the hands of
Marc Anthony, Cassius and Brutus. More
48. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Relive the adventure and magic in one of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time, E.T. The ExtraTerrestrial, from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg. Captivating audiences of all ages, this
timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy he befriends. Join
Elliot ... More
49. The English Patient
This powerful motion picture is an experience you will never forget. During World War II, a mysterious
stranger (Ralph Fiennes) is cared for by British allies unaware of his dangerous past. Yet, as the mystery of
his identity is revealed, an incredible tale of passion, intrigue, and adventure ... More
50. Rain Man
Dustin Hoffman is a 'triumph (People) in an Oscar(r)-winning* role, and Tom Cruiseis 'terrific (ABC Radio)
in a film that's fascinating, touching and full of smart surprises (Newsweek)! Charlie Babbitt (Cruise) has
just discovered he has an autistic brother named Raymond (Hoffman) and ... More
51. 8 1/2
One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (Otto e Mezzo) turns one man's
artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastroianni) is a director whose
film-and life-is collapsing around him. An early working title for the film ... More
52. Sense and Sensibility
Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant star in this captivating romantic comedy
that swept the Ten Best Lists and was named the Best Picture of the Year by the Golden Globes(r). Based on
Jane Austen's classic novel, Sense and Sensibility tells of the Dashwood sisters, ... More
53. Revolutionary Road
Based on the bestseller by Richard Yates, this mesmerizing and moving story follows the lives of a
passionate young couple living in suburban Connecticut who decide to risk everything to pursue their
dreams. They're willing to break away from the ordinary - but can they do it without ... More
54. Malcolm X
Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett. Writer-director Spike Lee presents his take on the life of the
controversial and influential slain minister and civil rights leader, from his days as an angry young man to
his conversion to Islam and eventual assassination. 2 DVDs. 1992/color/4 hrs., 54 min/PG-13. More
55. Lincoln

Capturing the danger and excitement of political intrigue, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln chronicles the final
four months in the life of the man regarded as America's greatest President. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis in
the title role, the untold story focuses on a defining moment in Abraham Lincoln's life - as ... More
56. Dr. No
Sean Connery, Ursula Andress. In this first James Bond thriller, Bond hears of evil doings in the Caribbean
and travels to Jamaica, where he meets the sinister Dr. No. 1962/color/111 min/NR/widescreen. More
57. Lawrence of Arabia
Director David Lean follows the heroic true-life odyssey of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) in this dramatic
portrait of the famed British officer's journey to the Middle East. Assigned to Arabia during World War I,
Lawrence courageously unites the warring Arab factions into a strong guerrilla front and leads ... More
58. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Gary Oldman leads a stunning all-star cast in this masterful adaptation of the John le Carr bestseller. At the
height of the Cold War, a precarious operation goes deadly wrong, and the head of British Intelligence
wonders if a double agent is leaking vital secrets. Brought out of ... More
59. The Untouchables
Kevin Costner Sean Connery Robert De Niro. Federal agent Elliot Ness battles gangsters in Prohibition-era
Chicago in this colorful film based on the TV series. Screenplay by David Mamet. 1987/color/119
min/R/widescreen. More
60. Children of Men
No children. No future. No hope. In the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born, disillusioned
Theo (Clive Owen) becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover
(Julianne Moore) to escort a young pregnant woman out of ... More
61. V for Vendetta
Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered
young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked
man (Hugo Weaving) known only as "V." Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art ...
More
62. The Road
From Cormac McCarthy, author of No Country For Old Men, comes the highly anticipated big screen
adaptation of the beloved, best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Road. An all-star cast are
featured in this epic post-apocalyptic tale of the survival of a father and his young son as ... More
63. Oldboy
Oh Dae-su is an ordinary Seoul businessman with a wife and little daughter who, after a drunken night on
the town, is abducted and locked up in a strange, private prison. No one will tell him why hes there and who
his jailer is and his fury builds ... More
64. Leon
Professional Assassin Leon Reluctantly Takes Care Of 12-Year-Oldmathilda, A Neighbor Whose Parents Are
Killed, And Teaches Herhis Trade. More
65. The Graduate
Nominated* for seven Academy Awards(r) and winner for Best Director, this ground breaking and "wildly
hilarious" (The Boston Globe) social satire launched the career of two-time Oscar(r)-winner** Dustin
Hoffman and cemented the reputation of acclaimed director Mike Nichols. Pulsating with the rebellious
spirit of the '60s and a ... More
66. Harry Potter (Series)

The Harry Potter film series is a BritishAmerican feature film series based on the Harry Potter novels by
author J. K. Rowling. The series is distributed by Warner Bros. and consists of eight fantasy ... More
67. Anchorman
Will Ferrel (Old School, Elf) is Ron Burgundy, a top-rated 1970's San Diego anchorman who believes
women have a place in the newsroom - as long as they stick to covering fashion shows or late-breaking
cooking stories. So when ron is told he'll be working with a bright ... More
68. Love and Death
Woody Allen reinvents himself again with the epic historical satire that is a "wonderfully funny and eclectic
distillation of the Russian literary soul" (New York Magazine). One of his most visual, philosophical and
elaborately conceived films, Love and Death "demonstrates again that [Allen] is an authentic comedy
genius" ... More
69. Inglorious Basterds
Brad Pitt takes no prisoners in Quentin Tarantinos high-octane WWII revenge fantasy Inglourious Basterds.
As war rages in Europe, a Nazi-scalping squad of American soldiers, known to their enemy as The
Basterds, is on a daring mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich. Bursting with ... More
70. The Bourne Identity
A man is washed up on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, barely alive, suffering from multiple gun shot
wounds. His amnesia has left with virtually no clues to his past or his identity. Little by little, he tries to put
his life back together while trying to ... More
71. The Departed
Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg star in Martin Scorsese's new crime
drama "The Departed." "The Departed" is set in South Boston where the state police force is waging an allout war to take down the city's top organized crime ring. The key is to ... More
72. As Good As It Gets
Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear and Cuba Gooding, Jr., star in James L. Brooks' hit comedy, As
Good as it Gets. Nicholson gives a show-stopping performance as Melvin Udall, an obsessive-compulsive
novelist with Manhattan's meanest mouth. But when his neighbor Simon is hospitalized, Melvin is forced
to ... More
73. Dark Shadows
From the wonderfully warped imagination of Tim Burton comes the story of Barnabas Collins (Johnny
Depp), a dashing aristocrat who is turned into a vampire by a jilted lover and entombed for two centuries.
Emerging from his coffin into the world of 1972, he returns to his once-majestic ... More
74. Life of Pi
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this visual masterpiece from Oscarr winner Ang Lee*, based on the
best-selling novel. After a cataclysmic shipwreck, young Pi Patel finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with
the only other survivor - a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Bound ... More
75. Groundhog Day
Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a
personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie
MacDowell) and a smart-aleck cameraman (Chris Elliott), TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill ... More
76. Manhattan
Nominated for two Academy Awards(r)* in 1979 and considered "one of Allen's most enduring
accomplishments" (Boxoffice), Manhattan is a wry, touching and finely rendered portrait of modern
relationships against the backdrop of urban alienation. Sumptuously photographed in black and white
(Allen's first film in that format) and accompanied ... More

77. Spartacus
Kirk Douglas, Sir Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis, Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov. The tale of a bold gladiator
slave and his love for the woman who believes in him. 1960/color/3 hrs., 16 min/NR/widescreen. More
78. Chariots of Fire
Winner of four Academy Awards(R) including Best Picture! The inspiring true story of British athletes
competing in the 1924 Olympics. Ben Cross and Ian Charleson head a sterling cast of newcomers and
veterans. More
79. A Man for All Seasons
In 16th-century England, the corrupt King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) betrays the Roman Catholic Church to
divorce his wife and marry his latest conquest Anne Boleyn (Vanessa Redgrave). Sir Thomas More (Paul
Scofield) is then forced to choose between his principles and duty to his heretical king, ... More
80. The Great Dictator
In his notorious masterpiece, The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin (City Lights, Modern Times) offers both a
cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin (in his first pure
talkie) brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish Tomanian ... More
81. Howl's Moving Castle
In Hayao Miyazaki's latest animated masterpiece, journey beyond imagination and enter a "breathtaking
fantasy world" (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times) filled with adventure, humor and heart. Sophie, a quiet
girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her ... More
82. The Apartment
Winner* of five 1960 Academy Awards(r), including Best Picture, The Apartment is legendary
writer/director Billy Wilder at his scathing, satirical best, and one of "the finest comedies Hollywood has
turned out" (Newsweek). C.C. "Bud" Baxter (Jack Lemmon) knows the way to success in business...it's
through the door ... More
83. Breathless
There was before Breathless, and there was after Breathless. With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude,
crackling personalities of rising stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, and anything-goes crime
narrative, Jean-Luc Godard's debut fashioned a simultaneous homage to and critique of the American film
genres that influenced ... More
84. Amelie
Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay, this magical comedy met
overwhelming acclaim nationwide. A painfully shy waitress working at a tiny Paris caf, Amelie makes a
surprising discovery and sees her life drastically changed for the better! From then on, Amelie dedicates
herself to helping ... More
85. Blue Velvet
Dennis Hopper, Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Isabella Rossellini. Lumberton, USA has some strange
goings-on behind its idyllic exterior, involving a haunting nightclub singer, a murderous madman and
perverse sexual intrigue. Directed by David Lynch. 1986/color/121 min/R/widescreen. More
86. The Battle for Algiers
One of the most influential films in the history of political cinema, Gillo Pontecorvos The Battle of Algiers
focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algerias struggle for independence from France.
Shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film vividly recreates ... More
87. The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien (Cillian Murphy) abandons his
burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom. As
the Irish freedom fighters bold tactics bring the British to a ... More
88. Ferris Bueller's Day off
"BuellerBueller?" Sorry, not here! Instead, high-schooler Ferris Bueller (Mathew Broderick), his
girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara), and his best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck) are off on the spontaneous romp
through Chicago known as Ferris Buellers Day Off. Youll also enjoy righteous bonus materials that give
you an insiders peek ... More
89. Four Weddings and a Funeral
The champagne is flowingand so is the funin this "delightful and sly" (Roger Ebert) romantic comedy about
two people who belong together but just can't seem to tie the knot. Ushering in two Academy Award(r)
nominations*, and starring Hugh Grant (Notting Hill), Andie MacDowell (Michael) and a superb ... More
90. When Harry Met Sally
"Brimming over with style, intelligence and flashing wit" (Rolling Stone), this "splendid and irresistible"
(Los Angeles Times) film from director Rob Reiner(American President is one of the best-loved romantic
comedies of all time. Featuring dazzling performances from Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher and
Bruno Kirby, exceptional music ... More
91. Grave of the Fireflies
"This tragic masterpiece from Studio Ghibli is based on the semi autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka,
winner of the naoki Award for literature. In the aftermath of a WWII bombing, two orphaned children
struggle to survive in the Japanese countryside." More
92. Metropolis
Metropolis takes place in the year 2026, when the populace is divided between workers, who must live in
the dark underground, and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. The tense balance of these two
societies is realized through images that are among the most famous ... More
93. Yojimbo
The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawas visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo.
To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two
evil clans to his own advantage. Remade twice, by Sergio Leone (A Fistful of Dollars) and ... More
94. Enter the Dragon
Recruited by an intelligence agency, outstanding martial arts student Bruce Lee participates in a brutal karate
tournament hosted by the evil Han. Along with champions Roper and Williams, he uncovers Han's white
slavery and drug trafficking ring located on a secret island fortress. In the exciting climax, hundreds ... More

95. Raging Bull


Robert De Niro teams with director Martin Scorsese in this "extraordinarily compelling" (Leonard Maltin)
film that introduced unflinching realism to stunned audiences in 1980. An "exceedingly violentas well as
poetic" fight picture that maps "the landscape of the soul" (The New York Times),Raging Bull garnered
eight Oscar(r) nominations* ... More
96. Cool Hand Luke
Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper. A headstrong inmate in a tough
Southern prison camp refuses to let the indignities of incarceration get the best of him, clashing with the
sadistic warden who wants to break him. Kennedy won an Oscar for his performance. 1967/color/127 ...
More
97. Serpico

Adapted by Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler from Peter Maas's book, Sidney Lumet's drama portrays the
real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system. Neophyte officer Frank Serpico
(Al Pacino) is determined not to let his job get in the way of his ... More
98. The Girl with Dragon Tattoo
Harriet Vanger, disappeared over forty years ago. Years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He
hires Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to
investigate. Aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) they tap ...
More
99. On the Road
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Walter Salles (Central Station, The Motorcycle Diaries) and based on the
iconic novel by Jack Kerouac, ON THE ROAD tells the timeless story of Sal Paradise (Sam Riley, Control),
a young writer whose life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean ... More
100. The Best Man
Henry Fonda and Cliff Robertson square off as political adversaries during a presidential primary in this
sardonic, insightful drama that brings out the best, and worst, in American politics. This product is
manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will ...
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The Best Films: Top 100 Documentaries
What makes a good documentary film? Here at List Muse we value the element of discovery, the aesthetic,
the story, and the theme. The following films have each been chosen for their mixture of these qualities. The
top documentaries are those that not only teach us the most about the world we share, but that do so in a
compelling fashion: they educate and evoke.
The Best Films: Top 100 Documentaries list contains a mixture of natural world, science, history, politics,
environmental, current affairs, biography, and artistic films.
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1. Guns, Germs, and Steel
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book and national best seller, Guns, Germs, and Steel is an epic
detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond
traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer the biggest question of ... More
2. The People Speak
The People Speak is a 2009 American documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical
performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans. The film gives voice to those who,
by insisting ... More
3. Winter Soldier
January 31, 1971. More than 125 Vietnam veterans, representing every major combat unit to see action,
gathered in Detroit to heal a nation...and themselves. They risked everything to talk about the atrocities they
had committed or witnessed in the presenc More
4. Planet Earth
With an unprecedented production budget of $25 million, and from the makers of Blue Planet: Seas of Life,
comes the epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production, over 2,000 days in the field, using 40
cameramen filming across 200 locations, shot entirely in high definition, ... More
5. Inside Job

From Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (NO END IN SIGHT), comes INSIDE
JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial
meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. ... More
6. Eyes on the Prize
Eyes on the Prize tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men
and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and
embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today. ... More
7. Wonders of the Solar System
Experience the extraordinaryin our planets own backyard. Wonders explores some of the most amazing
features of our very own solar system how the forces of nature carved out beauty and order from the chaos
of space; how our home planet doesnt sit in magnificent isolation but is ... More
8. Hearts and Minds
A courageous and startling film, Peter Davis' landmark documentary Hearts and Minds unflinchingly
confronts the United States' involvement in Vietnam. Using a wealth of sources-from interviews to
newsreels to documentary footage of the conflict at home and abroad-Davis constructs a powerfully
affecting portrait of the disastrous effects of ... More
9. The Corporation
This DVD charts the specatcular rise of the corporation as a dramatic, pervasive presence in our everyday
live. With a deft mix of humor, visual panache, and forthright seriousness, filmmakers Mark Achbar and
Jennifer Abbott and writer Joel Bakan have fa More
10. The Power of Nightmares
The Power of Nightmares, subtitled The Rise of the Politics of Fear, is a BBC documentary film series,
written and produced by Adam Curtis. Its three one-hour parts consist mostly of a montage of ... More
11. The Story of Science
The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion is a 2010 BBC documentary on the history of science
presented by Michael J. Mosley. More
12. White Light / Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Through the powerful recollections of atomic bomb survivors, White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, an extraordinary new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven
Okazaki, presents a deeply moving look at the painful legacy of the first -- and hopefully last -- uses of
thermonuclear weapons ... More
13. Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution
The Haitian Revolution represents the only successful slave revolution in history; it created the world's first
Black republic --- traumatizing Southern planters, inspiring U.S. Blacks, and invigorating anti-slavery
activist world-wide. At the forefront of the rebellion was General Toussaint Louverture, an ex-slave whose
genius was admired by allies ... More
14. History of the World
Andrew Marr sets off on an epic journey through the explosive events, changes, conflicts and triumphs that
shaped 70,000 years of human history. From our earliest beginnings in Africa, Marr traces the story of our
nomadic ancestors as they spread out around the world and settled down to ... More
15. Life
Four years in the making, filmed over 3000 days, across every continentand in every habitat, Life is the
latest wildlife blockbuster from the BBCs award-winning Natural History Unit, the producers of Planet
Earth and The Blue Planet. Packed with excitement, revelation, entertainment, and stunning screen firsts,
this breathtaking ... More

16. Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky and the Media


Funny, provocative and surprisingly accessible, MANUFACTURING CONSENT explores the political life
and ideas of world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist Noam Chomsky. Through a dynamic
collage of biography, archival gems, imaginative graphics and outrageous illustrations, Mark Achbar and
Peter Wintonick's award-winning documentary highlights Chomsky's probing analysis of mass ... More
17. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema
THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the
greatest movies ever made. Serving as presenter and guide is the charismatic Slavoj Zizek, the Slovenian
philosopher and psychoanalyst. With his engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Zizek delves into the
hidden ... More
18. Taxi to the Dark Side
Taxi to the Dark Side is a 2007 documentary film directed by American filmmaker Alex Gibney, and
produced by Eva Orner and Susannah Shipman, which won the 2007 Academy Award for Best ... More
19. Harlan County U.S.A.
This film documents the coal miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in
Harlan County, Kentucky in June, 1973. Eastovers refusal to sign a contract (when the miners joined with
the United Mine Workers of America) led to the strike, which lasted more than ... More
20. End of Suburbia
Is the title alarms you, wait until you hear from experts who forecast an economic doomsday for America,
and the world, unless the U.S. "addiction to oil" is curbed and transformed into a search for alternative forms
of energy. Predicting nothing less than a complete upheaval of society's ... More
21. 5 Broken Cameras
An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal,
first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli
settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to
... More
22. The Trouble With Tolstoy
Alan Yentob takes an epic train ride through Leo Tolstoy s Russia, examining how Russia s great novelist
became her great troublemaker. Guided by the writer s astonishingly honest and confessional diaries, Yentob
travels through Tolstoy s Russia looking at the life, work and legacy of the author ... More
23. War Made Easy
Narrated by Sean Penn and based on the work of media critic and best-selling author Norman Solomon, who
traveled with Penn to Baghdad just before the war to call attention to the dangers of a U.S. invasion, WAR
MADE EASY reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose ... More
24. Sicko
Following on the heels of his Palm d'Or winning Fahrenheit 9/11 and his Oscar winning film Bowling for
Columbine, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore's new documentary sets out to investigate the American
healthcare system. Sticking to his tried-and-true one-man approach, Moore sheds light on the complicated
medical affairs of ... More
25. In the Year of the Pig
Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonios Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary
chronicles the wars historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, Underground)
assembles period interviews with journalists, politicians, and key military personnel and international
newsreel and archival footage to create a scathing ... More

26. 49 Up
Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The UP Series has explored this Jesuit maxim. The original concept was to
interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and
their dreams for the future. Every seven years, renowned director Michael Apted, a ... More
27. The Fog of War
Filmmaker Errol Morris sits down with Kennedy's controversial former Secretary of Defense-and chief
architect of the war in Vietnam-Robert McNamara as he discusses his insights into the latter half of the 20th
century. 2003/color/107 min/PG-13/widescreen. More
28. A Grin Without a Cat
A GRIN WITHOUT A CAT (its title refers to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat) is Marker's magnum opus: a
three-hour overview of the worldwide political upheavals during the Sixties and Seventies. Marker
interweaves footage from the Vietnam War and the antiwar protests in the U.S., May ... More
29. Iraq in Fragments
An opus in three parts, Iraq In Fragments offers a series of intimate, passionately-felt portraits: A fatherless
11-year-old is apprenticed to the domineering owner of a Baghdad garage; Sadr followers in two Shiite cities
rally for regional elections while enforcing Islamic law at the point of a gun; ... More
30. Palestine is Still the Issue
In 1977, the award-winning journalist and filmmaker, John Pilger, made a documentary called Palestine Is
Still The Issue. He told how almost a million Palestinians had been forced off their land in 1948, and again
in 1967. In this in-depth documentary, he has returned to the West Bank ... More
31. The War on Democracy
The War on Democracy demonstrates the brutal reality of the America's notion of 'spreading democracy';
that, in fact, America is actually conducting a war on democracy, and that true popular democracy is now
more likely to be found among the poorest of Latin America whose grassroots movements are ... More
32. Dirt! The Movie
DIRT! THE MOVIE is an astonishing, humorous and substantial look at the glorious and unappreciated
ground beneath our feet. Dirt feeds us and gives us shelter. Dirt holds and cleans our water. Dirt heals us and
makes us beautiful. Dirt regulates the earth s climate. Why do we ... More
33. The Invisible War
From Oscar and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Faith)
comes THE INVISIBLE WAR, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America's most
shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling
picture of ... More
34. Lord of the Ants
Every so often a giant emerges on the stage of science, someone who transcends the narrow boundaries of a
particular line of research and alters our perspective on the world. E.O. Wilson is such a man. NOVA's Lord
of the Ants profiles this soft-spoken Southerner renowned for his ... More
35. The Spanish Earth
The Spanish Earth (1937) is a propaganda film made during the Spanish Civil War in support of the
democratically elected Republicans, whose forces included a wide range of the political left, communists,
socialists, anarchists, centrists, and ... More
36. Walking With Dinosaurs
Finally all three programs from the Emmy Award- winning Walking With...series -- Walking with Dinosaurs,
Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Specialand Walking with Prehistoric Beasts-- are available for the
first time as a collector's set on DVD and VHS. The epic begins with a journey back 65 million ... More

37. Baghdad ER
Produced and directed by 11-time Emmy Award-winner Jon Alpert, this 64-minute verite documentary takes
an unforgettable look inside the 86th Combat Support Hospital (CSH), the U.S. Army's premier medical
facility in Iraq and former site of one of Saddam Hussein's elite medical facilities. Shot over two months
in ... More
38. Dark Days
For years, a homeless community took root in a train tunnel beneath New York City, braving dangerous
conditions and perpetual night. Dark Days explores this surprisingly domestic subterranean world,
unearthing a way of life unimaginable to those above. Through stories simultaneously heartbreaking,
hilarious, intimate, and off the ... More
39. Berkeley in the Sixties
The 1960s come to life in this gripping film. Berkeley in the Sixties captures the decade's events - the birth
of the Free Speech Movement, civil rights marches, anti-Vietnam War protests, the counter-culture, the
women's movement, and the rise of the Bl More
40. Frozen Planet
From the Emmy-winning team behind Planet Earth and The Blue Planet comes Frozen Planet, the epic tale
of two disappearing wildernesses. The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The
scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements are unmatched ... More
41. Food, Inc.
Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now
controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, thelivelihood of the
American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals ... More
42. The Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World
Meet the most brilliant pioneers of the industrial age, and see how - their burning ambition, extravagant
dreams, passion and rivalry as great minds clashed, produced seven key technological achievements of the
Industrial Revolution. This series uses a compelling mix of computer-generated and dramatic re-creations to
bring these ... More
43. The Sorrow and the Pity
The Sorrow and the Pity (French: Le chagrin et la piti) is a two-part 1969 documentary film by Marcel
Ophls about the French Resistance and collaboration between the Vichy government and Nazi ... More
44. Sir! No Sir!
Easily the most timely and resonant film about the soldiers on the front lines of antiwar resistance, the
award-winning breakout theatrical hit SIR! NO SIR! Tells an almost entirely forgotten story of the military
men and women who helped force the U.S. government to end the Vietnam War. ... More
45. Checkpoint
Over three million Palestinians live in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli military
authority since 1967. Israeli director Yoav Shamir documents the impact of the enforced boundaries known
as "checkpoints" on the Israeli border guards drafted to monitor them and the Palestinian citizens ... More
46. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Narrated by Peter Coyote. How can America's 7th largest corporation crumble into dust? This shameful
expos+ rips open the nation's darkest corporate scandal, one that left thousands of investors and dedicated
employess with virtually nothing as a tiny handful of top execs walked away with billions. This inside ...
More
47. Sans Soleil

One of the most influential, radical science-fiction films ever made and a mind-bending free-form
travelogue, La jete (The Jetty) and Sans soleil (Sunless) couldnt seem more differentyet theyre the twin
pillars of one of the most daring and uncompromising careers in cinema history. Chris Marker, filmmaker,
poet, novelist, ... More
48. Grey Gardens
Meet Big and Little Edie Beale-high society dropouts, mother and daughter, reclusive cousins of Jackie O.thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion. Five years after
Gimme Shelter, the Maysles unveiled this impossibly intimate portrait of the unexpected, an eerie echo of
the ... More
49. Winged Migration
Rolling Stone raved that Winged Migration, the critically acclaimed, awe-inspiring documentary, is"A movie
miracle! It soars! You feel privileged!" Witness as five film crews follow a rich variety of bird migrations
through 40 countries and each of the seven continents. With teams totalling more than 450 people, 17 ...
More
50. When the Moors Ruled in Europe
How Islamic civilization tamed Western Europe "Inspiring" --The Observer (U.K.) Join British historian
Bettany Hughes as she examines a long-buried chapter of European history--the rise and fall of Islamic
culture in what is now Spain and Portugal. Although generations of Spanish rulers have tried to expunge this
era ... More
51. The Gleaners and I
Agns Varda, Grande Dame of the French New Wave, has made 2001's most acclaimed non-fiction film-a
self-described "wandering-road documentary." Beginning with the famous Jean-Franois Millet painting of
women gathering wheat left over from a harvest, she focuses her ever-seeking eye on gleaners: those who
scour already-reaped fields for ... More
52. Why We Fight
Why We Fight is the provocative new documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Eugene Jarecki (The Trials of
Henry Kissinger) and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Named after the
series of short films by legendary director Frank Capra that explored Americas reasons for ... More
53. Black Gold
Black Gold is a 2006 documentary film. The story follows the efforts of an Ethiopian Coffee Union manager
as he travels the world to obtain a better price for his workers' coffee beans. The film ... More
54. We Shall Remain: America Through Native Eyes
They were charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and,
at times, arrogant, vengeful, and reckless. For hundreds of years, Native American leaders from Massasoit,
Tecumseh, and Tenskwatawa, to Major Ridge, Geronimo,and Fools Crow, valiantly resisted expulsion from
their lands and fought the extinction of ... More
55. The Interrupters
The Interrupters follows three individuals who with bravado, humility, and even humor, work to protect their
Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. From acclaimed director Steve James and
bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, this is an intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our
cities. More
56. The Story of Maths
How numbers explain our universe and reveal unseen worlds Math made accessible, engaging, and relevant
Mathematics forms the foundation for nearly everything we do--from finance to physics, and architecture to
astronomy. Math not only describes our world, but also reveals its beauty and mystery. Join Marcus du
Sautoy ... More

57. Stephen Hawking's Universe


Scientist Stephen Hawking's book, A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME, was an instant best-seller. Hawking's
genius fills this six-part series, treating viewers to the latest advances in cosmological thought in down-toearth Hawking fashion. The series presents an intergalactic detective story, rich with mystery, unexpected
twists, and astonishing revelations. More
58. Shadow Company
This year thousands of private soldiers will be deployed in conflicts worldwide. These individuals, known as
private security contractors, are changing the face of modern warfare. But to those at home, their world and
influence remain a mystery. - Who are More
59. The Take
{WINNER! Best Documentary, 2005 Cleveland International Film Festival}{WINNER! Grand Jury Prize,
2004 AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival}{WINNER! Best Justice and Human Rights Film, 2004
Vermont International Film Festival}In the wake of Argentina's spectacular economic collapse, Latin
America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town ... More
60. The Fourth World War
What this documentary calls "the Fourth World War" is the struggle of poor and working-class people all
over the globe who must battle both large corporations and oppressive governments in order to survive and
win basic human rights. Filmed in the streets of Mexico, Korea, Argentina, Palestine, Quebec ... More
61. Life and Debt
Documentarian Stephanie Black delivers a scathing account of the effects of globalization on Third World
economies. Specifically, the dire conditions faced by Jamaican farmers and factory workers who struggle in
abject poverty, while visiting Americans and Western Europeans regard their country as a tourist spot.
Narrated by Jamaica ... More
62. Ancient Worlds
Ancient Worlds is a six-part odyssey from the first cities of Mesopotamia to the Christianisation of the
Roman Empire with archaeologist and historian Richard Miles at the helm. The series tells the story of what
Richard argues is mankind's greatest achievement - civilisation. The series offers an epic ... More
63. Meeting Resistance
{WINNER! Best documentary, 2008 MVV Festival}{WINNER! Golden Award, 2007 Al Jazeera Int'l
Documentary Film Festival}{WINNER! Best of the West, 2007 Hawaii Int'l Film Festival}{WINNER! Best
Documentary: Courage in Filmmaking award, Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2007}Meeting Resistance
is a daring, eye-opening film that raises the veil of anonymity ... More
64. I, Caesar
This award-winning series takes a fascinating look at the public and private lives of six key men who ruled
the Roman Empire. Starting with Julius Caesar, the series charts the rise and fall of Roman power over 600
years through the lives of six of the most charismatic ... More
65. Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'
This six-part series tells the story of the Auschwitz Death Camp, site of the largest mass murder in the
history of the world. Writer Laurence Rees and his team interviewed over 100 eyewitnesses, including
former Nazi perpetrators who speak on the record for the first time. Their story ... More
66. Defamation
Defamation (Hebrew: ;translit. Hashmatsa) is a 2009 documentary film by award-winning
filmmaker Yoav Shamir. The film examines antisemitism, and in particular the way perceptions of
antisemitism affect Israeli and U.S. politics. The film won Best Documentary Feature Film ... More

67. Trail of Tears


Native Americans have experienced a history full of oppression and racism. Since the period when Native
tribes were found on this continent at the time of its "discovery", the British and American governments
disregarded Native Americans as the owners of the territory they occupied and used aggressive force ...
More
68. Our Brand Is Crisis
A Film by Rachel BoyntonFor decades, U.S. strategists-for-hire have been quietly molding the opinions of
voters and the messages of candidates in elections from the Middle East to the South American jungle. Our
Brand is Crisis follows James Carville, Jeremy Rosner and a team of political consultants as ... More
69. Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root
causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and US political involvement. Unlike any other film produced on
the conflict, 'Occupation 101' explains the complicated reality with precision storytelling through a series of
highly stylized visual edits, ... More
70. The World At War
More than 30 years after its initial broadcast, THE WORLD AT WAR remains the definitive visual history of
World War II. Narrated by Academy Award winner Laurence Olivier and digitally re-mastered for DVD, this
is epic history at its absolute best. Unsurpassed in depth and scope, its 26 ... More
71. The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cubas economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by
more than half and food imports cut by 80 percent, people were desperate. This fascinating and empowering
film shows how communities pulled together, created solutions, and ultimately thrived in ... More
72. Civilisation
Distinguished art historian Sir Kenneth Clark presents a personal view of the ideas and values which have
shaped western civilisation. Touring Europe, he traces developments in thought and culture from the Dark
Ages through to the present day. This lavish series was hailed as a masterpiece when it ... More
73. Waste Land
Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his
home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located
on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of ... More
74. The Battle of Chile
On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically elected Chilean government was
overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army. Patricio Guzmn and five colleagues had
been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The
bombing of ... More
75. Salesman
A landmark documentary, "Salesman" captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman.
While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Holy Word, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the
beleaguered masses--then face the demand More
76. Exit Through The Gift Shop
It wouldn't be in character for British street artist Banksy to reveal all, even in a film about his work--nor
would it be legally prudent. Instead, the elusive stencil-master, face concealed via hoodie, shines a light on
amateur documentarian Thierry Guetta. Based in Los Angeles, the French-born bon ... More
77. Night and Fog

Night and Fog (Enhanced) 1955 Night and Fog is a vivid documentary of the atrocities of the Nazi
Concentration Camps. Filmed in 1955 by Director Alain Resnais, this film is one of the first cinematic
reflections on the Holocaust's horror. The film combines new ... More
78. Global Warming: The Signs and the Science
This documentary profiles people who are living with the grave consequences of a changing climate, as well
as the individuals, communities and scientists inventing new approaches to safeguard our children's future.
Filmed across the U.S., Asia and South America, this program brings the reality of climate change to ...
More
79. March of the Penguins
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start
a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey - a journey that will take them hundreds of miles
across the continent by foot, in freezing cold ... More
80. The 11th Hour
The 11th Hour is a 2007 documentary film, created, produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, on the
state of the natural environment. It was directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners and
financed ... More
81. Trials Henry Kissinger
Did Henry Kissinger sabotage the 1968 Vietnam peace talks for his own political gain? Did he orchestrate
the secret bombing of Cambodia without approval from the U.S. Congress? Did he authorize covert
operations - involving kidnapping and assassination - More
82. The Panama Deception
A riveting Academy Award-winning documentary, made all the more timely by recent U.S. invasions and the
current war on terror, THE PANAMA DECEPTION documents the untold story of the December 1989 U.S.
invasion of Panama, the events which led to it, the excessive force used, the ... More
83. War Dance
Set in war-raved Northern Uganda, the award-winning WAR DANCE will touch your heart with a real-life
story about a group of children whose love of music brings joy, excitement and hope back into their povertystricken lives. Three children who have suffered horrific brutalities momentarily forget their struggles as ...
More
84. Hotel Terminus: The Life & Times of Klaus Barbie
From Marcel Ophuls comes this brilliant examination of the Nazi officer Klaus Barbie, tracing his life from
his time as Gestape chief during World War II to his trial for crimes against humanity. More
85. The Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War
The fight for the freedom of Loyalist Spain during the 1936-39 civil war pitted an International Brigade of
35,000 civilian soldiers from more than 50 nations against the well-equipped insurgents of Generalissimo
Francisco Franco. Aid to Franco came via Italian fighter planes from Mussolini and from the Nazi ... More
86. The Nazis: A Warning From History
How could a political party as fundamentally evil and overtly racist as the Nazis come to power? This
remains one of the most enigmatic questions of the last century. Acclaimed historian Laurence Rees
examines what led a cultured nation at the heart of Europe to commit the atrocities ... More
87. The War at Home
Nominated for an Academy Award and cited by film critic Roger Ebert as one of the twenty greatest political
films of all time, THE WAR AT HOME vividly chronicles the anti-war protest movement of the 1960's and
70's. The film provides an illuminating look at the home front ... More

88. American Radical: Trials of Norman Finkelstein


CUFF/IFP AUDIENCE AWARD - CUFF AUDIENCE AWARD - Cinema Politica Official Selection - HOT
DOCS Official Selection - Sheffield, DOC FEST A devoted son of Holocaust survivors and ardent critic of
Israeli foreign policy, the polarizing American political scientist and author Norman Finkelstein has been
called a lunatic ... More
89. The Weather Underground
Emerging from the anti-Vietnam War movement of the late '60s, the radical Weather Underground saw
violence as a means to an end--the overthrow of the federal government--and was responsible for a series of
bombings, including one at the U.S. Capitol, that forced its members into hiding for years. ... More
90. The Future of Food
This educational edition features a year-long college level curriculum that serves as a companion to Deborah
Koons Garcia's documentary The Future of Food. It is based on Dr. Joshua Muldavin's lecture course
entitled Food, Agriculture, Environment, and Development. More
91. F for Fake
Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In Orson Welles' free-form documentary, the legendary filmmaker (and selfdescribed charlatan) gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career-the tenuous line between truth
and illusion, art and lies. Beginning with portraits of world-renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his
equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, ... More
92. War Photographer
{OSCAR NOMINATION, Best Documentary Feature 2002}{PEABODY AWARD, Georg Foster Peabody
Award 2003}{EMMY AWARD NOMINATION, Cinematography 2004}{WINNER of 16 International
Awards and Nominations 2002-2004} Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary, WAR
PHOTOGRAPHER is the compelling portrait of the man considered the bravest and most important war
photographer ... More
93. China: A Century of Revolution
China: A Century of Revolution is a six-hour tour de force journey through the country's most tumultuous
period. First televised on PBS, this award-winning documentary series presents an astonishingly candid
view of a once-secret nation with rare archival footage, insightful historical commentary and stunning
eyewitness accounts from citizens ... More
94. Howard Zinn: You Can't be Neutral on a Moving Train
In celebration of the life of Howard Zinn (1922 - 2010), First Run Features is releasing a commemorative
edition of the 2004 film "Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train", complete with over an
hour of extra bonus features and interviews. New Bonus Materials ... More
95. This Is Not a Film
This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a lastminute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (Offside, The
Circle) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. While appealing his sentence - six ... More
96. Cosmos
The complete landmark TV series - 13 one-hour episodes, including: I: The Shores Of the Cosmos II: One
Voice In the Cosmic Fugue III: The Harmony Of the Worlds IV: Heaven and Hell V: Blues For A Red Planet
VI: ... More
97. Plan Colombia: Cashing in on the Drug War Failure
A 20-year "war on drugs" in Colombia has been paid for by the U.S. taxpayers. Still more and more drugs
and narco-dollars are entering the U.S. every year. Is it a mere failure by Washington? Or is it a smokescreen
to secure Colombia's oil & natural resources?System Requirements: ... More

98. Edward Said: The Last Interview


Born in Jerusalem in 1935 and educated in Egypt and the United States, Edward W. Said was one of the
most important literary critics of the late 20th century, and the most prominent spokesperson for the
Palestinian cause in the U.S. Borrowing its title from the author's memoir, ... More
99. Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life
A personal insight, from the world's favourite naturalist, into Darwin's theory of evolution, exploring why it
is more important now than ever before. Beautifully shot, this is the start of a series of celebrations of the
man behind the theory that changed the world's thinking. But more than ... More
100. An Inconvenient Truth
Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal
history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about
documentary of the year. An audience and critical favorite, An Inconvenient Truth makes the compelling
case that ... More
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100 melhores romances em lngua inglesa desde 1923 da "Time"
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