shows on History Channel

on top

browse by

When Big Things Go WrongWhen Big Things Go Wrong

Modern technology allows us to build incredible structures like giant tankers, mammoth skyscrapers and colossal bridges. But, with enormous size comes enormous risk, and when big things go wrong, they go really wrong. The HISTORY Channel's new series examines the catastrophic result of some of the world's worst engineering disasters caught on tape. Each episode breaks down shocking footage from collapses and collisions to reveal the shocking answers to the question, what happened? Woven together through innovative graphics, eyewitness accounts and expert knowledge, the series unravels the mystery behind these destructive moments and their lasting worldwide impact.

Knight FightKnight Fight
History, 2018 | Reality, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.8/5

Live by the sword, die by the sword: knights were some of history's most brutal warriors. With armor of steel and a will of iron, they took part in some of the bloodiest battles ever fought. These warriors were so dedicated that between bloody battles, they would challenge one another to extreme trials of combat. Today, the blood sport lives on in the form of the full-contact Armored Combat League - often referred to as "Medieval MMA" or "Knight Fight Club". Rooted in historical traditions, these modern-day warriors battle in over eighty pounds of plated armor with real steel weapons. Now, for the first time, these modern knights are set to wage war in this eight-episode series.

Detroit SteelDetroit Steel
History, 2017 | Reality | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.7/5

Car builder Adam Genei restore classic cars at Mobsteel in the Motor City. The "Detroit Wheels" series is a rebranded version of "Mobsteel," which ran on NBCSN, the NBC Sports network, in 2015. For its current eight-episode run, the newly titled show filmed for more than six months starting in July 2016.

The Strongest Man in HistoryThe Strongest Man in History

Four of the world's leading strongmen go on a journey across the world to seek out history's most legendary titans.

Kingpin (2018)Kingpin (2018)
History, 2018 | Crime, Documentary
Rating: 3/5

The journeys of some of the most well-known names in the world of crime, and a look at how they began as unknown thugs and transformed into globally notorious kings of crime.

The World WarsThe World Wars
History, 2014 | Drama, Action, Military/War, History
Rating: 3/5

An assassination in Sarajevo sparks a global war. For the next 30 years, deadly fighting rages across Europe, Africa, China and the Pacific. Hitler. Churchill. De Gaulle. MacArthur. Patton. Stalin. Mussolini. We know them as legends. But they first learn what it will take to rise to greatness as young soldiers, fighting for their lives on the front lines. This is the story of a generation of men who come of age in the trenches of World War I, only to become the leaders of World War II. The lessons they learn on the front lines shape them as they rise to power-and haunt them as the deadly fighting breaks out again. Some become heroes, forged in courage under fire. Others emerge as the most infamous villains the world has ever seen.

The Butcher (2019)The Butcher (2019)
History, 2019 | Reality
Rating: 3.7/5

Butchers use their sharp knives and even sharper skills to carve their way through painstaking challenges, adapt to historical twists, and reveal secrets of the butcher's world.

The Engineering That Built the WorldThe Engineering That Built the World
History, 2021 | History, Documentary
Rating: 3.5/5

History adds another spin-off of its "That Built" franchise, this time chronicling the stories of the visionaries behind the most epic builds of the past two centuries. The eight-part series looks at iconic structures such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the Panama Canal, the Statue of Liberty, the Hoover Dam and the Transcontinental Railroad. Also included are unknown tales of rivalries, egos, backdoor politics and the brilliant innovations behind iconic feats of engineering that made the future possible.

The Titans That Built AmericaThe Titans That Built America

The Titans That Built America chronicles the incredible rise and fierce rivalries of industrial heavy hitters William Boeing, Walter Chrysler, JP Morgan Jr, and Pierre Du Pont. The ruthless, innovative and cunning titans battled each other-and FDR-to create entirely new industries at a time when the country was in absolute peril.  The Great Depression ravaged not only the economy, but also the American way of life.  Out of that rubble, this new age of robber barons emerges to once again help lift America to new heights.  From revolutionizing the automobile and erecting monuments and skyscrapers, to conquering human flight and fueling the American victory in World War II, they show that fortune favors the bold and together they not only resurrect the nation in a time of need, but ultimately band together to help defeat our country's greatest enemy.

Iron & FireIron & Fire
History, 2016 | Reality, Documentary
Rating: 3/5

Backwoods blacksmith Daniel Casey is one of the most skilled craftsmen in America. Using raw steel and ancient timber, Daniel hammers out a variety of historic weapons for a roster of highly discerning collectors and enthusiasts. Based in a close-knit community deep in the Ozarks, tradition and family are close to Daniel's heart, but at the end of a long, hard day, he's all about fun - as he kicks back with buddies to test his creations. The result is a jaw-dropping array of exploding targets, speeding bullets, and razor sharp knives.

« Previous 1 ... 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... 22 Next »