Top TV War & Politics movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Game of Thrones on DVD Game of Thrones
Synopsis
Originally airing on HBO, this live-action fantasy series -- based on George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels -- charts the violent efforts of competing noble families to gain control of the vacant Westeros throne.
Cast
Cast
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau , Iain Glen, Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Conleth Hill, Aidan Gillen, Gwendoline Christie, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jerome Flynn, Liam Cunningham, Rory McCann, Carice van Houten, Natalie Dormer, Hannah Murray
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV Action & Adventure, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV War & Politics, HBO
Rent Rome on DVD Rome
Synopsis
Combining the epic sweep of history with the intimate drama of family life, this gripping series follows two common soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, whose destinies intertwine with those of the most powerful citizens of ancient Rome.
Cast
Cast
Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon, James Purefoy, Ian McNeice, Coral Amiga, Lindsay Duncan, Lidia Biondi, Tobias Menzies, Nicholas Woodeson, Indira Varma, David Bamber, Chiara Mastalli, Manfredi Aliquo, Suzanne Bertish, Max Pirkis, Lee Boardman, Esther Hall, Ciarán Hinds, Anna Fausta Primiano, Michael Nardone
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV War & Politics, TV Dramas, HBO
Rent Homeland on DVD Homeland
Synopsis
When Sgt. Nicholas Brody, an American prisoner of war, returns home after eight years of captivity, frantic CIA agent Carrie Anderson suspects the Marine of having been turned into an Al Qaeda terrorist in this espionage drama from Showtime.
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Cast
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Diego Klattenhoff, Jackson Pace, Morgan Saylor, Jamey Sheridan, David Marciano, Navid Negahban
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV Crime Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV War & Politics, Showtime
Rent The Tudors on DVD The Tudors
Synopsis
All the splendor and scandal of England's 16th-century royal court comes to life in this series that follows notorious Tudor monarch Henry VIII. The king often lets his passions rule, making for one of the most tumultuous periods of the throne.
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Cast
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, James Frain, Anthony Brophy, Guy Carleton, Sarah Bolger, Natalie Dormer, Max Brown, Nick Dunning, Rod Hallett, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Ward
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, BBC, Showtime
Rent House of Cards on DVD House of Cards
Synopsis
Ruthless politician Francis Underwood and his ambitious wife Claire will stop at nothing to conquer Washington D.C. in this dark political drama, winner of four Emmy Awards, including Best Director, and two Golden Globes for Best Actor and Best Actress.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Boris McGiver, Nathan Darrow, Mahershala Ali, Sebastian Arcelus, Michel Gill, Rachel Brosnahan, Sakina Jaffrey, Constance Zimmer, Kate Mara, Corey Stoll, Kristen Connolly, Sandrine Holt, Jayne Atkinson, Gerald McRaney, Molly Parker, Jimmi Simpson, Mozhan Marnò, Derek Cecil, Elizabeth Marvel, Paul Sparks, Lars Mikkelsen, Kim Dickens, Neve Campbell, Joel Kinnaman, Dominique McElligott, Damian Young, Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott, James Martinez, Korey Jackson
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Political Dramas, Netflix
Rent The West Wing on DVD The West Wing
Synopsis
Winning four consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, creator Aaron Sorkin's powerful political epic chronicles the triumphs and travails of White House senior staff under the administration of President Josiah Bartlet.
Cast
Cast
Allison Janney, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Martin Sheen, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Dulé Hill, NiCole Robinson, Melissa Fitzgerald, Rob Lowe, Joshua Malina, Stockard Channing, Kim Webster, Kris Murphy, Timothy Davis-Reed
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, NBC
Rent The Borgias on DVD The Borgias
Synopsis
Oscar-winning director Neil Jordan helms this lavish period drama series about the notorious Borgia family, a clan headed by plotting patriarch Rodrigo, who will stop at nothing to become pope, and his beautiful but treacherous daughter, Lucrezia.
Cast
Cast
Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan, Sean Harris, Joanne Whalley, Lotte Verbeek, Colm Feore, Vernon Dobtcheff, David Oakes
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, Showtime
Rent The Nazis: A Warning from History on DVD The Nazis: A Warning from History
Synopsis
Through archival footage and interviews with those who survived Adolph Hitler's reign -- including unrepentant Nazis -- this comprehensive documentary series sheds new light on the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. Chapters reveal how the Nazi state compelled ordinary people to commit atrocities, the order and disorder within the German army, and Hitler's propensity for getting his minions to do his work, among other enlightening facts.
Cast
Cast
Samuel West
Director
Director
Laurence Rees, Tilman Remme
Genres
Genres
Documentary, British TV, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent The Unit on DVD The Unit
Synopsis
While Sgt. Maj. Jonas Blane and the Delta Force covert operations unit travel the world tackling the most dangerous assignments, their stalwart spouses and families remain on the home front to juggle the dramas caused by living such secretive lives.
Cast
Cast
Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Robert Patrick, Scott Foley, Audrey Marie Anderson, Max Martini, Abby Brammell, Michael Irby, Demore Barnes
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Action & Adventure, TV War & Politics, TV Dramas, CBS
Rent Smiley's People on DVD Smiley's People
Synopsis
Based on John Le Carré's best-selling espionage novel, this BBC drama delves into the dark world of preeminent British secret agent George Smiley (Alec Guinness), who has emerged from retirement for one final shot at catching Russian archenemy Karla (Patrick Stewart).
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Cast
Alec Guinness, Beryl Reid, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson, Vladek Sheybal, Andy Bradford, Bernard Hepton, Michael Byrne, Anthony Bate, Tusse Silberg, Germaine Delbat, Mario Adorf, Curd Jürgens, Michael Lonsdale, Barry Foster, Michael Gough, Rosalie Crutchley, Ingrid Pitt, Dudley Sutton, Paul Herzberg
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Miniseries, British TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, TV Mysteries, TV Dramas, British TV, United Kingdom
Rent Veep on DVD Veep
Synopsis
Shot in an improvisational style, this comedy series follows U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer and her staff as they try to bring about important change while negotiating the tough and tricky world of Washington politics.
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Cast
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh, Sufe Bradshaw
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, TV War & Politics, HBO
Rent The Awful Truth with Michael Moore on DVD The Awful Truth with Michael Moore
Synopsis
Filmmaker Michael Moore uses ample humor to hammer home his points in this documentary series that exposes corporate, government and societal problems in sometimes-outlandish ways -- like driving a "Sodomobile" through states that criminalize sodomy.
Cast
Cast
Michael Moore
Director
Director
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Genres
TV Shows, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, Political Documentaries
Rent Liberty! The American Revolution on DVD Liberty! The American Revolution
Synopsis
This PBS production showcases the events that led up to the American War for Independence, in comprehensive and sequential order. No stone is left unturned, as everything from the Boston Tea Party to the approval of the U.S. Constitution is explored. The documentary combines narration, reenactments of events, interviews with academics and historians, actors' dramatic readings of letters and diaries written at the time and much more.
Cast
Cast
Roger Rees, Campbell Scott, Terrence Mann, Donna Murphy
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, Political Documentaries, PBS Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics
Rent Army Wives on DVD Army Wives
Synopsis
This drama series follows the emotional ups and downs of four women and one man, each married to a soldier and living on an army base where they contend with infidelity, PTSD, their spouses's long deployments and other heartaches.
Cast
Cast
Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Wendy Davis, Drew Fuller, Sally Pressman, Brian McNamara, Terry Serpico, Brigid Brannagh, Sterling K. Brown, Jeremy Davidson, John White Jr.
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, Lifetime
Rent Last Stand of the 300 on DVD Last Stand of the 300
Synopsis
With factual heft and epic zeal, this informative History Channel documentary chronicles the true story of some 300 Spartan soldiers who held their ground against an onslaught of Persian adversaries -- and inspired director Zach Snyder's hit 300. Digital animation combines with vivid, live-action footage to produce a stirring account of a pivotal battle that would change the course of the Western world.
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Cast
Orion Barnes, TJ Cencula, Brian Danner, Megan Nguyen, Daniel R. Wolfe
Director
Director
David Padrusch
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Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, History Channel
Rent War and Remembrance on DVD War and Remembrance
Synopsis
This Emmy-winning sequel to the miniseries The Winds of War continues to follow the emotional saga of two families: the Henrys, led by naval officer Victor Henry (Robert Mitchum), and the Jastrows, who are subjected to the horrors of Nazi concentration camps. Following Pearl Harbor, Victor commands a battleship while his Jewish daughter-in-law, Natalie (Jane Seymour), is trapped in Europe with her famed uncle, Prof. Aaron Jastrow (John Gielgud).
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Cast
Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant, Polly Bergen, Sami Frey, William Schallert, Jeremy Kemp, Steven Berkoff, Robert Hardy, Topol, Ralph Bellamy, John Gielgud, William Woodson, David Dukes, E.G. Marshall, Sharon Stone, Barry Bostwick, Ian McShane, John Rhys-Davies, Peter Graves, Howard Duff
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV War & Politics, TV Dramas, TV Miniseries, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book, ABC
Rent Ulysses S. Grant: Warrior / President on DVD Ulysses S. Grant: Warrior / President
Synopsis
Ulysses S. Grant was one of America's most paradoxical leaders. The greatest hero of the Civil War, Grant was a brilliant military strategist who rose from obscurity to George Washington's former rank. Propelled into the White House by his battlefield success, Grant lacked the political skills to deal with reconstructing the South and managing the nation's rapidly expanding economy, and his life after the White House was filled with disaster.
Cast
Cast
Liev Schreiber
Director
Director
Adriana Bosch, Elizabeth Deane
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Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Biographical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, PBS, PBS Documentaries, TV War & Politics, Political Documentaries
Rent Scandal on DVD Scandal
Synopsis
Olivia Pope leads a team of Washington, D.C., lawyers who specialize in making scandals disappear. As they secretly handle crises at the highest levels of government, the dysfunctional team must also cope with problems closer to home.
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Cast
Kerry Washington, Guillermo Díaz, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Perry, Bellamy Young, Joshua Malina, Scott Foley, Joe Morton, Portia de Rossi, Columbus Short, Cornelius Smith Jr., Henry Ian Cusick
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, Political Dramas, Political Thrillers, ABC
Rent Scottsboro: An American Tragedy on DVD Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
Synopsis
When two white women accused nine black teenagers of raping them on an Alabama bus in 1931, their claims set off a chain reaction that eventually reached the Supreme Court -- and launched the modern-day Civil Rights movement.
Cast
Cast
Andre Braugher, Frances McDormand, Stanley Tucci, Harris Yulin, Jeffrey DeMunn, Lee Wilkof, Nesbitt Blaisdell, Sam Catlin, Daver Morrison
Director
Director
Daniel Anker, Barak Goodman
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, PBS, TV Documentaries, Political Documentaries, Crime Documentaries, PBS Documentaries, TV War & Politics, African-American Documentaries
Rent Eleanor Roosevelt: American Experience on DVD Eleanor Roosevelt: American Experience
Synopsis
Admired for expanding the first lady's role in the White House, Eleanor Roosevelt was an early feminist turned contemporary heroine who overcame her share of obstacles -- as evidenced in this installment of "American Experience." With input from biographers Allida Black, Blanche Wiesen Cook and Geoffrey C. Ward -- plus Roosevelt's surviving relatives -- this documentary paints a comprehensive portrait of one of history's most fascinating subjects.
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Cast
Eleanor Roosevelt, Alfre Woodard, David McCullough
Director
Director
Sue Williams
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Genres
Documentary, PBS, TV Documentaries, Biographical Documentaries, Political Documentaries, PBS Documentaries, TV War & Politics
Rent The Best of the Colbert Report on DVD The Best of the Colbert Report
Synopsis
Armed with flawed logic, unreasonable conclusions and sidesplitting humor, no-nonsense journalist and truthiness seeker Stephen Colbert delivers to audiences his comical take on current events in this collection of popular sketches and interviews. Parodying such shows as "The O'Reilly Factor," Colbert goes toe-to-toe in verbal battles with celebrity guests including George Lucas, Barry Manilow and Willie Nelson.
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Cast
Stephen Colbert, George Lucas, Barry Manilow, Willie Nelson
Director
Director
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Genres
TV Shows, TV Variety & Talk Shows, TV Sketch Comedies, TV War & Politics, Comedy Central
Rent The French Revolution on DVD The French Revolution
Synopsis
Driven by idealism and a society in crisis, the French Revolution erupted a little more than a decade after the American Revolution. This vivid documentary brings to life France's bloody 1789 uprising. The quest to stamp out feudalism and to cultivate progressive politics, diplomacy and equality is shown through dramatic reenactments and interviews with historians. Along the way, you'll meet crucial figures like Louis XIV and Napoleon Bonaparte.
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Cast
Director
Director
Doug Shultz
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, History Channel
Rent Hogan's Heroes on DVD Hogan's Heroes
Synopsis
Hilarity finds a home in the most unlikely of places -- a World War II German POW camp -- in this 1960s comedy series. Bob Crane stars as Col. Robert Hogan, an irascible wise guy who leads his fellow prisoners in a variety of mad escape plots. The butts of the jokes are the starched-stiff Germans, particularly Col. Wilhelm Klink (Werner Klemperer), whose exasperated cry of "Hogan!" became one of the show's many repeatable catch phrases.
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Cast
Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Richard Dawson, Robert Clary, Larry Hovis, Ivan Dixon
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Classic TV Comedies, TV War & Politics, TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, TV Classics, CBS
Rent Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire on DVD Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire
Synopsis
Action-packed reenactments dramatize the story of the Roman Empire in this stunning History Channel documentary series, which traces Rome from its beginnings as a struggling republic through centuries of conquest and its eventual demise. Profiles of events and people such as Julius Caesar, Constantine the Great, the Barbarian Invasion and the Invasion of Britain reveal the legacy of the empire's dramatic rise and fall.
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics
Rent Vietnam: A Television History on DVD Vietnam: A Television History
Synopsis
Fascinating and heart-wrenching in its attention to detail, this in-depth documentary, which first aired on public television in 1983, unfolds in all its painful glory the American military bête noire that is Vietnam. The show chronicles the country's failed efforts to install an anti-Communist government, a losing battle almost from the moment it started as soldiers grappled with unfamiliar terrain, guerrilla tactics, murky politics and more.
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Military Documentaries, Political Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, PBS Documentaries
Rent Tour of Duty on DVD Tour of Duty
Synopsis
Set in late-1960s Vietnam, this groundbreaking TV drama follows the men of Company B, American soldiers fighting to stay alive through vicious jungle firefights and coping with the psychological fallout of that brutal and bitterly divisive war.
Cast
Cast
Stephen Caffrey, Terence Knox, Tony Becker, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Ramon Franco
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Action & Adventure, TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, CBS
Rent Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam on DVD Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
Synopsis
Filmmaker Bill Couturie's poignant HBO documentary strikingly captures the gamut of emotion experienced by Vietnam veterans, as a host of celebrated actors -- including Robert De Niro and Sean Penn -- recite correspondence from American soldiers. Set to a 1960s soundtrack and accompanied by authentic news footage, still photos and home movies, these readings create an honest snapshot of a tumultuous time.
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Cast
Sean Penn, Robert De Niro, Ellen Burstyn, Robert Downey Jr., Michael J. Fox, Tom Berenger, Brian Dennehy, Josh Cruze, J. Kenneth Campbell, Richard Chaves, Kevin Dillon, Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe
Director
Director
Bill Couturié
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Military Documentaries, Political Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, TV Documentaries, HBO, TV War & Politics, HBO Documentaries
Rent WWII: The Lost Color Archives on DVD WWII: The Lost Color Archives
Synopsis
Determined researchers scoured the world for color film shot during World War II and unearthed shots of Nazi rallies honoring Adolf Hitler, combat footage from across Europe and the Pacific, and scenes of liberated concentration-camp prisoners. The crisp color images bring vivid life to historical events typically conveyed in the distancing shades of black and white. Journalist Roger Mudd introduces each episode of this History Channel series.
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Cast
Roger Mudd
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics
Rent Kings on DVD Kings
Synopsis
In this modern-day drama loosely based on the biblical tale of King David, David Shepherd becomes a national hero when he rescues the king's son during the nation's long-running war against Gath.
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Cast
Ian McShane, Christopher Egan, Susanna Thompson, Allison Miller, Eamonn Walker, Sebastian Stan, Dylan Baker, Michael Patrick Crane, Marlyne Barrett, Jason Antoon, Joel Garland
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV War & Politics
Rent American Experience: Truman on DVD American Experience: Truman
Synopsis
This installment of "American Experience" explores the surprising political success of an against-all-odds public figure. As an unknown politician from Missouri, Harry S. Truman suddenly found himself in office as the most powerful man in America.
Cast
Cast
David McCullough, Jason Robards
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Political Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, PBS Documentaries, PBS
Rent Piece of Cake on DVD Piece of Cake
Synopsis
In 1939, arrogant Royal Air Force squad leader Rex transfers his Hornet flyers to France to secure Allied aerial dominance. But as the fighting changes their lives forever, aristocratic Rex and his battle-weary men learn the harsh realities of war.
Cast
Cast
Tom Burlinson, Neil Dudgeon, Jack McKenzie, Tom Radcliffe, George Anton, Gordon Lovitt, Gerard O'Hare, Nathaniel Parker, Patrick Bailey, Jeremy Northam, Mark Womack
Director
Director
Ian Toynton
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Military & War Dramas, TV Miniseries, Dramas Based on the Book, British TV, British TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Allo 'Allo! on DVD Allo 'Allo!
Synopsis
A parody of the BBC wartime drama "Secret Army," this WWII-set BBC sitcom centers on René Artois (Gordon Kaye), a French café owner in occupied Nouvion, France, who always manages to get himself into major hot water with the authorities. What provides many of the laughs are the Resistance's ever-failing, half-baked plans to get their airmen back to England. Carmen Silvera plays Edith, René's out-of-tune, cabaret-performing wife.
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Cast
Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner, Kim Hartman, Guy Siner, Kirsten Cooke, Richard Gibson, Rose Hill, Arthur Bostrom, John D. Collins, Nicholas Frankau, John Louis Mansi, Sue Hodge, Kenneth Connor, Hilary Minster, Jack Haig
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Comedies, TV War & Politics, TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, British TV, BBC
Rent Combat! on DVD Combat!
Synopsis
An eclectic group of American soldiers fight their way across Europe in the period following the D-Day invasion. Along the way, they suffer hardship and heartbreak but also eke out victories and learn the value of honor, loyalty and camaraderie.
Cast
Cast
Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan, Dick Peabody, Conlan Carter
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Classic TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, TV Action & Adventure, TV Classics, ABC
Rent With God on Our Side on DVD With God on Our Side
Synopsis
Deftly maintaining an evenhanded tone in tackling a sensitive topic, this documentary first traces the roots, rise and rocky history of the conservative evangelical movement in America. The film then goes on to explore how President George W. Bush's religious beliefs inform his decisions as the country's commander in chief. Included are rare archival clips, interviews with leading evangelists and comments from key players in Washington.
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Cast
George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., Jimmy Carter, Billy Graham, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Paul Weyrich
Director
Director
Calvin Skaggs, David Van Taylor
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Faith & Spirituality Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Political Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, Faith & Spirituality, Inspirational Biographies
Rent Over There on DVD Over There
Synopsis
Executive-produced by Steven Bochco, this provocative war drama centers on a U.S. Army platoon fighting the war in Iraq, with many of the troops serving their first tour in combat -- led by a crusty veteran sergeant (Erik Palladino). While the soldiers wrestle with the horrors of war and the moral dilemmas that it gives rise to, their families and friends struggle to keep the faith on the home front.
Cast
Cast
Josh Henderson, Luke Macfarlane, Erik Palladino, Keith Robinson, Sticky Fingaz, Omid Abtahi, Lizette Carrion, Sprague Grayden, Nicki Aycox, Brigid Brannagh
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV War & Politics, TV Dramas, TV Action & Adventure
Rent Danger UXB on DVD Danger UXB
Synopsis
In this 13-episode "Masterpiece Theatre" series, Anthony Andrews stars as Brian Ash, who joins London's Royal Engineers' UXB unit, which is tasked with the perilous mission of defusing and disposing of undetonated German bombs during the blitzkrieg. As his intrepid team members die in the line of duty, Ash rises to lieutenant and falls for a lovely lass (Judy Geeson).
Cast
Cast
Anthony Andrews, Judy Geeson, Maurice Roëves, Deborah Watling, Nick Tate
Director
Director
Roy Ward Baker, Douglas Camfield
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV War & Politics, British TV Dramas, TV Action & Adventure, British TV
Rent Sharpe's Peril on DVD Sharpe's Peril
Synopsis
Sean Bean reprises his role as Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe in this made-for-TV adventure set in 1818, when Sharpe and Sgt. Maj. Patrick Harper run afoul of a bandit leader while traveling to Madras. But soon it's clear that there is a more dangerous foe.
Cast
Cast
Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Raza Jaffrey, Velibor Topic, Beatrice Rosen, Steve Speirs, Caroline Carver, Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Deepak Jethi, Pascal Langdale
Director
Director
Tom Clegg
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Action & Adventure, TV War & Politics, British TV, United Kingdom
Rent Inside the Vietnam War on DVD Inside the Vietnam War
Synopsis
See the Vietnam War through the eyes of those who lived through it in this compelling documentary from National Geographic. Archival film, audio recordings and personal photographs accompany veterans' recollections of their own experiences. The unflinching footage follows soldiers to the Battle of Ia Drang, the Battle of Dak To, the crucial stronghold of the Iron Triangle and other important conflicts in the 20th century's most controversial war.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Military Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, TV War & Politics, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent The Tuskegee Airmen: They Fought Two Wars on DVD The Tuskegee Airmen: They Fought Two Wars
Synopsis
The Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American military airmen, were known for their heroics during World War II. Away from the front, they fought a different battle -- one that was less bombastic but just as insidious: racism. These pioneering soldiers proved to America and the rest of the world that one's race has no bearing on one's ability to protect, serve and defend a nation. This PBS documentary recounts the challenges the men faced.
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, PBS, PBS Documentaries, TV War & Politics, African-American Dramas
Rent The Hollow Crown on DVD The Hollow Crown
Synopsis
From executive producer Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) comes a stunning adaptation of Shakespeare's first tetralogy (Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & II, and Henry V) and second historical tetralogy (Henry VI Parts I, 2, & 3 and Richard III).
Cast
Cast
Tom Hiddleston, Ben Wishaw, David Suchet, Jeremy Irons
Director
Director
Richard Eyre, Rupert Goold, Thea Sharrock
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, British TV, TV Miniseries
Rent The War That Made America on DVD The War That Made America
Synopsis
Actor Graham Greene -- an Oneida Indian whose ancestors fought in the French and Indian War between France and Britain -- narrates this gripping four-part documentary series exploring the conflict's effect on fanning the flames of colonial dissent. The conflict ultimately led to the American Revolution. The lavish production stages key episodes from the war in a dramatic retelling of a pivotal period in U.S. history.
Cast
Cast
Graham Greene, David Morse, Ed Brigadier, Charles David Richards, Jeff Monahan, John F. Carroll, Chris Davenport, Bob Elkins
Director
Director
Eric Stange, Ben Loeterman
Genres
Genres
Documentary, TV Documentaries, Military Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, TV War & Politics, PBS Documentaries
Rent The Revolution on DVD The Revolution
Synopsis
Providing an intimate portrait of the men and women who shaped a nascent nation, this sweeping documentary series covers the period in which a group of upstart colonies transformed itself into an independent country.
Cast
Cast
Edward Herrmann
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics
Rent Commander in Chief on DVD Commander in Chief
Synopsis
With the U.S. President mortally ill, Vice President Mackenzie Allen (Geena Davis) is poised to become the first female president in the nation's history. Conniving Speaker of the House Nathan Templeton (Donald Sutherland), however, has other plans. Once in office, President Allen's challenges only deepen, as does Templeton's treachery. This well-produced political drama series earned Geena Davis an Emmy nomination for her pioneering role.
Cast
Cast
Geena Davis, Donald Sutherland, Harry Lennix, Kyle Secor, Ever Carradine, Caitlin Wachs, Jasmine Jessica Anthony, Anthony Azizi, Matt Lanter, Natasha Henstridge, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Polly Bergen, Hira Ambrosino, Samantha Eggar, Pamela Dunlap
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, ABC
Rent Lincoln on DVD Lincoln
Synopsis
Despite the admiration many Americans feel for him, Abraham Lincoln was said to have called himself "the loneliest man in the world." This program relies on analysis from Lincoln biographers as well as words from the president himself. Producer Vikram Jayanti paints an insightful portrait of one of the most private public figures in U.S. history. Biographers include Gore Vidal, Andrew Solomon, Jan Morris and Harold Holzer.
Cast
Cast
Gore Vidal, Jan Morris, Harold Holzer, Andrew Solomon
Director
Director
Vikram Jayanti
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Political Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, History Channel
Rent Yes, Prime Minister: The Complete on DVD Yes, Prime Minister: The Complete
Synopsis
Having been surprisingly elected to 10 Downing Street, Jim Hacker attempts to govern the country with the help of -- or, more accurately, in spite of -- Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby.
Cast
Cast
Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott, Deborah Norton, John Nettleton, Peter Cellier, Miranda Forbes
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Comedies, TV Comedies, TV War & Politics, British TV
Rent Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy on DVD Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy
Synopsis
As India's last viceroy, Lord Louis Mountbatten (Nicol Williamson) -- Queen Victoria's great-grandson -- presided over the country's liberation from British rule in 1947 and its subsequent split into the at-odds nations of India and Pakistan. Documenting the Indian struggle for independence through Mountbatten's eyes, this "Masterpiece Theatre" production also explores his relationship with Mahatma Gandhi (Sam Dastor).
Cast
Cast
Sam Dastor, Janet Suzman, Ian Richardson, Vladek Sheybal, Nicol Williamson, Patrick Allen, Michael Byrne, Malcolm Terris, Julian Wadham, Jeremy Sinden, Wendy Hiller, Nigel Davenport
Director
Director
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TV Shows, TV Miniseries, TV War & Politics
Rent Empire on DVD Empire
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Corruption and assassination throw the Roman Republic into chaos, and it's up to the city's fiercest gladiator, Tyrannus (Jonathan Cake), and Julius Caesar's successor, Octavius (Santiago Cabrera), to restore the empire to its glory in ABC's epic miniseries. Hunted by assassins, Octavius and his sworn protector Tyrannus flee Rome along with two loyal followers, a ragtag group determined to see Octavius fulfill his destiny as emperor of Rome.
Cast
Cast
Jonathan Cake, Santiago Cabrera, Vincent Regan, Emily Blunt, Chris Egan, Colm Feore, James Frain, Michael Maloney, Fiona Shaw, Giacomo Gonnella
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Director
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With 14th-century England as the backdrop, this epic sequel to "The Pillars of the Earth" picks up events 200 years later as the king leads the country into the Hundred Years War, and the plague begins to spread throughout Europe.
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Cast
Ben Chaplin, Charlotte Riley, Nora von Waldstätten, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Rupert Evans, Tom Weston-Jones, Tom Cullen, Blake Ritson, Sally Bankes, Cynthia Nixon, Aure Atika, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Peter Firth, Sarah Gadon, Jason Langley
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Director
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Rent F Troop on DVD F Troop
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Fort Courage -- a 19th-century outpost on the Western frontier and home to a sorry crew of bumbling oddballs and misfits -- is the setting for this classic 1960s sitcom about an incompetent Army captain and the fort's resident flimflam man.
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Cast
Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson, James Hampton, Frank DeKova, Bob Steele, Ben Frommer, Don Diamond, Joe Brooks, Ivan Bell
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Director
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TV Shows, Classic TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, TV War & Politics, TV Classics
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Set in 1776, this period drama recounts the story of Abe Woodhull, an American cabbage farmer obliged to begin spying on the British enemy. After Abe forms an espionage ring with friends, their efforts alter the course of the Revolutionary War.
Cast
Cast
Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Heather Lind, Daniel Henshall, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Samuel Roukin, JJ Feild, Meegan Warner, Angus Macfadyen
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Director
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TV Shows, TV Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, TV War & Politics, AMC
Rent The Ambassador on DVD The Ambassador
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As England's new ambassador to Ireland, Harriet Smith (Pauline Collins) faces the daunting challenge of navigating the historically rocky relationship between the two countries while also meeting the demands of her family in this exceptional BBC drama. Helped by trusted associate and MI5 operative John Stone (Denis Lawson), Smith deals with political corruption, scandal, diplomatic saboteurs and numerous potentially deadly situations.
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Cast
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Director
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TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, British TV, BBC
Rent K Street: The Complete Series on DVD K Street: The Complete Series
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Directed by Steven Soderbergh, HBO's 10-episode improvised television series fuses reality and fiction for an entertaining, fly-on-the-wall look at the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. (where the series was filmed). Real-life characters (who appear with fictional characters portrayed by Mary McCormack and John Slattery) include James Carville, Mary Matalin and Michael Deaver, as the story line revolves around a bi-partisan consulting firm.
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Cast
Mary McCormack, John Slattery, Roger Guenveur Smith, James Carville, Mary Matalin
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Director
Steven Soderbergh
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TV Shows, TV War & Politics, TV Dramas
Rent McHale's Navy on DVD McHale's Navy
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This classic 1960s sitcom follows Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale (Ernest Borgnine) and the rebellious crew of eccentrics aboard PT-73 during World War II as they sail the South Pacific and fight both the enemy and the strict naval regulations that they constantly flout. McHale's bumbling ensign, Parker (Tim Conway), tries to enforce the rules, but the sailors genially ignore him as they concoct plots to torment pompous Capt. Binghamton (Joe Flynn).
Cast
Cast
Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway, Carl Ballantine, Gary Vinson, Billy Sands, Edson Stroll, John Wright, Yoshio Yoda, Bob Hastings, Gavin MacLeod
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Classic TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, TV War & Politics, TV Classics
Rent China Beach on DVD China Beach
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This Emmy Award-winning drama series views the horrors of the Vietnam War as it unfolds in the late 1960s through the eyes of the medics and nurses who tend to the sick, wounded and dying. At the show's center is nurse Colleen McMurphy (Dana Delany). She's trying desperately to cling to her humanity even as she faces brutality and the less-obvious casualties of war every single day. Co-stars Nan Woods, Marg Helgenberger and Michael Boatman.
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Cast
Dana Delany, Nan Woods, Michael Boatman, Marg Helgenberger, Robert Picardo, Tim Ryan, Concetta Tomei, Brian Wimmer, Jeff Kober, Chloe Webb, Megan Gallagher, Nancy Giles, Ned Vaughn, Troy Evans
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Neema Barnette
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Genres
TV Shows, TV Medical Dramas, TV Dramas, TV War & Politics
Rent The Rat Patrol on DVD The Rat Patrol
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This short-lived 1960s television series follows the adventures of an elite team of commandos known as "The Rats" (Christopher George, Justin Tarr, Morgan Jones and Lawrence Casey), who are stationed in North Africa during World War II with a mission to capture their nemesis, Hauptmann Dietrich (Eric Braeden). The intrepid group proves to be a thorn in the Nazis' side as they endeavor to steal weapons, commandeer a German tank and more.
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Cast
Christopher George, Gary Raymond, Lawrence P. Casey, Eric Braeden, Justin Tarr
Director
Director
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TV Shows, Classic TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, TV Action & Adventure, TV Classics
Rent Two Days in October: American Experience on DVD Two Days in October: American Experience
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In October 1967, a U.S. regiment walked into a Vietcong ambush that killed 61 soldiers -- and raised doubts about whether the war was winnable. Meanwhile, University of Wisconsin students protested the presence of Dow Chemical recruiters on campus. The demonstration soon spun out of control, marking the first time a protest became violent. Told by those who took part in the events, the film offers a window into a defining American moment.
Cast
Cast
Mike Hagiwara, Ping Wu
Director
Director
Robert Kenner
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Documentary, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, Political Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, PBS, PBS Documentaries, TV War & Politics
Rent Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. on DVD Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
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In this popular spin-off of "The Andy Griffith Show," the sweet, gullible Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) leaves Mayberry to join the Marines, much to the chagrin of his irascible drill sergeant, Vince Carter (Frank Sutton), who often bears the brunt of his charge's bumbling antics. Although Gomer tries hard to live up to military standards, he manages to foul up even the simplest assignments, annoying Carter and endearing him to his fellow soldiers.
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Cast
Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell, Roy Stuart, Forrest Compton
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Director
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TV Shows, Classic TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, TV War & Politics, TV Classics
Rent Baa Baa Black Sheep on DVD Baa Baa Black Sheep
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Set in the Pacific Theater during World War II, this two-fisted military series follows the exploits of the famed Black Sheep Squadron, a motley crew of maverick aerial aces led by Maj. Greg "Pappy" Boyington (Robert Conrad). Featuring plenty of testosterone-fueled, fast-paced action, the show also stars Simon Oakland, John Larroquette and Dana Elcar as Boyington's bureaucratic, no-nonsense commanding officer.
Cast
Cast
Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar, Robert Ginty, James Whitmore Jr., W.K. Stratton, Dirk Blocker, John Larroquette, Jeff Mackay, Larry Manetti, Joey Aresco, Red West
Director
Director
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Genres
TV Shows, TV Action & Adventure, TV War & Politics, TV Dramas, NBC
Rent Dogfights on DVD Dogfights
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Go on board with pilots from World War II, Vietnam and the Gulf War as they explain every maneuver and decision in painstaking detail, accompanied by CGI reenactments that immerse viewers in the battle.
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Cast
Phil Crowley
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Director
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Genres
TV Shows, TV War & Politics, TV Documentaries, History Channel
Rent Enemy at the Door on DVD Enemy at the Door
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On the occupied British isle of Guernsey during World War II, Dr. Philip Martell is the de facto representative of the locals. As Martell struggles to keep peace with Nazi Maj. Richter, SS officer Klaus Reinicke pushes for a more brutal stance.
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Cast
Alfred Burke, Bernard Horsfall, Antonia Pemberton, Simon Lack, Simon Cadell, John Malcolm, Richard Heffer, Emily Richard
Director
Director
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TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, British TV, ITV
Rent Barbarians II on DVD Barbarians II
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This History Channel film explains how the civilized Roman culture was finally brought down by hordes of fearsome barbarians from the untamed wilds of northern Europe, and examines who they were and how they beat the best armies of the ancient world. Animated maps and live-action re-creations show how disorganized groups like the Vandals, Saxons, Franks and Lombards evolved from loose tribal groups to major powers.
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Cast
Bob Boving
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Director
Robert Gardner
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Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics
Rent History Channel: Pearl Harbor on DVD History Channel: Pearl Harbor
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With ample archival footage, detailed personal accounts by both American and Japanese forces and commentary from historians, The History Channel's documentary goes behind the headlines of this infamous first strike against the United States in 1941. Also included in this program on Pearl Harbor is a detailed look at Adm. Chester Nimitz, who was instrumental in rebuilding the destroyed United States Navy to fighting strength.
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Director
Director
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Documentary, Military Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics
Rent Kennedy on DVD Kennedy
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Follow the thousand days of John F. Kennedy's (Martin Sheen) presidency in this Golden Globe-winning miniseries that covers the Bay of Pigs aborted overthrow of the Cuban government, the growing crisis in Vietnam, power plays with J. Edgar Hoover and other events. It also delves into the conflicts and tender moments in his marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy (Blair Brown) and the tragedy of his assassination.
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Cast
Martin Sheen, John Shea, E.G. Marshall, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Vincent Gardenia, Blair Brown, Nesbitt Blaisdell, Peter Boyden, Frances Conroy, Kevin Conroy, John Glover, Kelsey Grammer
Director
Director
Jim Goddard
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Genres
TV Shows, TV Miniseries, Political Dramas, Biographies, TV War & Politics
Rent Little Big Horn: American Experience on DVD Little Big Horn: American Experience
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In this documentary for PBS's acclaimed "American Experience" series, filmmaker Paul Stekler and Native American novelist James Welch use journals, oral accounts and archival feature films to examine the controversial Battle of Little Big Horn. It's a watershed moment in U.S. history that continues to foster heated debate to this very day. Pulitzer Prize-winning Native American writer Scott Momaday narrates.
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Cast
Scott Momaday, James Welch
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Director
Jacqueline Shearer, Andrea Kalin
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Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, PBS, TV Documentaries, PBS Documentaries, TV War & Politics
Rent Modern Marvels: Battle Gear on DVD Modern Marvels: Battle Gear
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This installment of the History Channel's "Modern Marvels" series delves into the development of weapons and equipment -- from the gladius of Ancient Rome to today's M16 assault rifles, infrared scopes and biological-weapons protection -- to explore the evolution of body armor. From battle armor to bubble gum, you might be surprised by what soldiers have carried into battle -- and what they'll be sporting in future wars.
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Director
Director
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Rent Nixon: A Presidency Revealed on DVD Nixon: A Presidency Revealed
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More than three decades after the notorious political scandal that ended his career, this revealing documentary explores the legacy of President Richard Nixon. Newly released audio and never-before-seen footage shed light on Nixon's administration, from the heights -- his historic trip to China and the end of conflict in Vietnam -- to the shocking lows that made his name synonymous with political deception.
Cast
Cast
Richard Nixon, Alexander Haig, Henry Kissinger, H.R. Haldeman
Director
Director
David C. Taylor
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Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Political Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, History Channel
Rent Shootout!: Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD Shootout!: Seasons 1 and 2
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Shot-by-shot reenactments of battles from World War II, Vietnam and the Siege of Baghdad form the foundation of this survey of some of history's most gripping gunfights. Combining computer animation with eyewitness accounts and commentary from military experts, "Shootout!" takes viewers into the heart of battle, showing the wars' most daring rescues, sniper attacks, ambushes and hand-to-hand combat from both sides of the fight.
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Cast
Erik Thompson
Director
Director
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Genres
TV Shows, TV War & Politics, TV Documentaries, Military Documentaries
Rent Woodrow Wilson: American Experience on DVD Woodrow Wilson: American Experience
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President Woodrow Wilson, like many great American presidents, was as complex as he was popular. A gifted orator, a deep intellectual and an accomplished diplomat, he nevertheless longed for security and love, two things rarely (if ever) found in the world of high politics. This insightful documentary traces Wilson's career path from professor to world leader, along with his battles political as well as physical.
Cast
Cast
Linda Hunt, Woodrow Wilson, Rene Auberjonois, Blair Brown, Laura Linney, Eric Stoltz, Dan Woren
Director
Director
Carl Byker, Mitch Wilson
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Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, PBS Documentaries, TV War & Politics
Rent Changi on DVD Changi
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This dramatic TV miniseries is very loosely based on the events that occurred in and around the titular POW camp during World War II -- with its attention squarely centered on the lives of the Australian contingent housed within. Sixty years after the war, six Australian veterans reunite and bring up haunting memories -- tinged with that unique Aussie brand of humor -- of horror and torture at the hands of the Japanese.
Cast
Cast
Stephen Curry, Bill Kerr, Leon Ford, Anthony Hayes, Matthew Newton, Mark Priestley, Matthew Whittet, Geoff Morrell, Mary Docker, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Frank Wilson, Terry Norris, Slim DeGrey, Desmond Kelly, Jill Perryman
Director
Director
Kate Woods
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Genres
TV Shows, TV Miniseries, Australia/ New Zealand, TV War & Politics, Foreign Regions
Rent Tanner '88 on DVD Tanner '88
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Director Robert Altman and cartoonist Garry Trudeau combine talents for this groundbreaking mockumentary miniseries about the 1988 presidential race, in which fictional candidate and all-around nice guy Jack Tanner seeks the Democratic nomination.
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Cast
Michael Murphy, Pamela Reed, Cynthia Nixon, Daniel Jenkins, Kevin J. O'Connor
Director
Director
Robert Altman
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Genres
TV Shows, TV War & Politics, TV Miniseries
Rent Gettysburg: The Boys in Blue & Gray on DVD Gettysburg: The Boys in Blue & Gray
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Lasting two bloody days in July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg was a fight of epic proportions between the armies of the North and South. In the end, tens of thousands of Americans died in battle in the most extensive war ever to be waged in the United States. Get a first-hand account of what it was like for the soldiers in this faithful re-creation based on a moving letter written by Union Lieutenant Frank A. Haskell to his family.
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Director
Director
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Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, TV War & Politics, TV Documentaries, PBS Documentaries, PBS
Rent The Vietnam War on DVD The Vietnam War
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Using rare footage from the CBS News archives along with interviews with historians and combatants, this extensive History Channel presentation provides a thorough examination of one of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history. From the arrival of U.S. advisers to Vietnam in 1959 to the emergency airlift from the American embassy in 1975, the program shines a light on the people and events that shaped the war.
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Director
Director
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Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics
Rent The Century of Warfare on DVD The Century of Warfare
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Scintillating archival film footage adds heft to the most destructive century in human history: the 20th century. Join the U.S. front lines as crucial battles from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm are waged and won.
Cast
Cast
Robert Powell, Fidel Castro, Winston Churchill, Kai-Shek Chiang, Charles de Gaulle, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Francisco Franco, Mahatma Gandhi, Josef Goebbels, Adolf Hitler, Nikita Khrushchev, Douglas MacArthur, Tse-tung Mao, Benito Mussolini, Richard Nixon, Manuel Noriega, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Yat-sen Sun, Leon Trotsky, Harry S. Truman, Woodrow Wilson
Director
Director
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Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics
Rent Battlefield Britain on DVD Battlefield Britain
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Britain has long witnessed battles waged on its native soil, as documented in this fascinating series that uses computer-generated graphics to reenact actual events. Discover how the Battle of Culloden, which led to the disintegration of the Highland clan structure, unfolded; see how William III conquered James II at the Battle of the Boyne; and find out how the English Civil War ended at the Battle of Naseby.
Cast
Cast
Peter Snow, Dan Snow
Director
Director
Mary Cranitch
Genres
Genres
Documentary, British TV, Military Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, PBS Documentaries, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs on DVD Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs
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In this three-part documentary, you'll go behind closed doors with the world leaders, officials and military personnel who were intimately involved in the Arab-Israeli peace talks during the 1990s -- and learn why the discussions unraveled. Key figures interviewed include Yasser Arafat, President Bill Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Far from being one-sided, the program offers insights into Israeli and Palestinian actions.
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Cast
Yasser Arafat, Bill Clinton, Ariel Sharon, Colin Powell
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Director
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Genres
Documentary, TV Documentaries, PBS, Political Documentaries, PBS Documentaries, TV War & Politics
Rent Dunkirk on DVD Dunkirk
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With the Germans launching massive attacks on France and the country all but lost to the enemy, Allied forces evacuated approximately 350,000 troops from Dunkirk. This program examines the events leading up to the evacuation, the decision to withdraw, the strategies behind the operation and the harsh truth that although so many troops were saved, 600,000 soldiers were left behind and either captured or killed by the Germans.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Genres
Documentary, British TV, Historical Documentaries, BBC, TV Documentaries, Military Documentaries, TV War & Politics
Rent Battlefields on DVD Battlefields
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Professor and noted author Richard Holmes examines four of the most influential Allied battle campaigns of World War II in this program based on his book. Archival footage, dramatizations and personal accounts help tell the events of the victory over Rommel at El Alamein; the 1944 battle in the rough conditions of Monte Cassino; the attack on Rhineland bridges at Arnhem; and the British Royal Air Force's offensive against Germany.
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Rent The Spanish-American War on DVD The Spanish-American War
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Relying on intriguing primary source material -- including archival photographs, newsreel footage and newspaper clippings -- this History Channel documentary examines the Spanish-American War as it was presented to and viewed by citizens of the time. The result is a thought-provoking program that's as much about the fourth estate's influential role as it is about the 1898 war's complex causes. Actor Fritz Weaver narrates.
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Cast
Fritz Weaver
Director
Director
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Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, TV War & Politics, TV Documentaries, History Channel
Rent Dangerous Missions: Assault On Iwo Jima on DVD Dangerous Missions: Assault On Iwo Jima
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Find out why the battle for Iwo Jima lasted much longer than the expected three to four days, and why it was so crucial to winning the war in the Pacific. Surviving veterans and military historians recount the gruesome 36 days of carnage. Incorporating combat footage of the campaign, this program explores how three Marine divisions eventually took the island and planted the flag -- an image permanently fixed in the collective mind of history
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Rob Lihani
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Genres
Documentary, Military Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, History Channel
Rent The Edward R. Murrow Collection on DVD The Edward R. Murrow Collection
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Distinguished journalist Edward R. Murrow is honored in this extensive series hosted by Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather and other top journalists. Included are rare clips from Murrow's Person to Person chats with Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando; highlights from Murrow's documentary series "See It Now"; an in-depth look at Murrow's anti-McCarthy Era coverage; Murrow's expose on the plight of migrant farm hands; and more.
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Edward R. Murrow, Ted Koppel, Peter Jennings, Barbara Walters
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Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, TV Classics
Rent Vietnam War Story on DVD Vietnam War Story
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Wesley Snipes and Eriq La Salle star in this anthology series based on real stories of Vietnam War veterans. These gripping tales of valor include that of a corporal trapped for hours by a land mine and a soldier who tries to save starving villagers. Another story follows an inexperienced young nurse who's unprepared for the brutalities she'll face in triage. This HBO-produced series also stars Raymond Cruz, Bill Nunn and Tim Russ.
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Cast
Wesley Snipes, Eriq La Salle, Nicholas Cascone, Tony Becker, Raymond Cruz, Bill Nunn, Tim Russ, Wendell Pierce, Gregory Norman Cruz
Director
Director
Georg Stanford Brown, Ray Danton
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Genres
TV Shows, TV Miniseries, TV Dramas, TV War & Politics
Rent Patton 360: Season 1 on DVD Patton 360: Season 1
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Go to war with George S. Patton, the legendary general and brilliant strategist who directed the American military against Germany's forces in the grueling campaigns in North Africa and Europe during World War II. This History Channel series re-creates battle scenes, shares commentary from military historians and interviews combat veterans inspired by Patton's amazing grasp of tactics and inspiring leadership.
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Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV War & Politics, TV Documentaries
Rent Future Weapons on DVD Future Weapons
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Former Navy SEAL Richard "Mack" Machowicz gets to travel the globe blowing up bombs, launching missiles, and testing, reviewing and examining the science behind modern military weaponry as host of this Discovery Channel documentary series. Over the course of several seasons, Mack encounters everything from the Active Denial System, a non-lethal way of protecting troops, to some of the extremely lethal weapons used by the Israeli Army.
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Richard Machowicz
Director
Director
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Genres
TV Shows, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, Discovery Channel
Rent Frontline: Behind Taliban Lines on DVD Frontline: Behind Taliban Lines
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In this eye-opening "Frontline" special report, an Afghan video journalist trains his lens on a little-seen region of Afghanistan, where a Taliban "shadow" government is slowly gaining control while U.S. forces focus their efforts elsewhere. The penetrating program offers sobering insights on the ever-changing war on terrorism, including who's undermining U.S. efforts in the country and, more importantly, why.
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Cast
Will Lyman
Director
Director
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Genres
Documentary, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, PBS Documentaries
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