Historical Movies and Documentaries To Supplement The Story of the World, Volume One

 

Historical Movies and Documentaries
To Supplement The Story of the World, Volume One

 

This list has been compiled by Alia Heise using various resources. This list is meant to complement the book The Story of The World, Volume One by Susan Wise Bauer. This list and its author are neither affiliated with, nor endorsed by, Susan Wise Bauer or Peace Hill Press. These movies have not been previewed by the list’s author and may not be suitable for all families or children. Parents are strongly encouraged to read the rating information and preview the movies before watching them with children. Links go to Netflix.com whenever possible, a few links to Amazon.com are used for hard to find, but highly applicable, DVDs. Additional suggestions for the list or errors within the list can be directed to runofthemillfamily.blogspot.com

 

Introduction: How Do We Know What Happened?
Documentaries
Secrets of Archeology 2006

Chapter 1- The Earliest People
Movies
Quest for Fire (R) 1982
One Million Years B.C. (NR) 1967
Clan of the Cave Bear (R) 1986
Documentaries
Before We Ruled the Earth: Mastering the Beasts 2003
Before We Ruled the Earth: Hunt or Be Hunted 2003
Baby Mammoth 2008
Prehistoric America 2003
Walking With Prehistoric Beasts 2001
Walking With Cavemen 2003

Chapter 2- Egyptians Lived on the Nile River
Documentaries
Discovering Egypt 2001
Imax: Mysteries of Egypt 1999
Imax: Mystery of the Nile 2005

Chapter 3- The First Writing
Documentaries
In Search of History: Secrets of the Rosetta Stone 2006

Chapter 4- The Old Kingdom of Egypt
Documentaries
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs: IMAX 2007
Ancient Egypt: Ancient Civilizations for Children
Building The Great Pyramid 2002
Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt 1996
National Geographic: Into the Great Pyramid 2002
Egyptian Secrets of the Afterlife 2009
Egypt: Quest For Eternity 1982

Chapter 5 -The First Sumerian Dictator
Documentaries
Lost Civilizations: Disc One 1995
Ancient Civilizations for Children: Ancient Mesopotamia
Ancient Mesopotamia 2008

Chapter 6 -The Jewish People
Movies
The Bible Collection: Abraham (NR) 1994
Abraham: The Friend of God (NR) 2008
Jacob, the Man Who Fought With God (NR) 1963
The Story of Jacob and Joseph (PG) 1974
Joseph and His Brethren (NR) 1960
Joseph: King of Dreams (NR) 200
Documentaries
Ancient Mysteries: Mysteries of the Old Testament 2003

Chapter 7 -Hammurabi and the Babylonians
Documentaries
Ancient Mesopotamia 2008

Chapter 8- The Assyrians
Documentaries
Taste of Assyria 2009
Ancient Mesopotamia 2008

Chapter 9- The First Cities of India- see additional information here
Documentaries
Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: Ancient India 2000

Chapter 10- The Far East — Ancient China
Movies
Tikki Tikki Tembo (NR) 2005
Documentaries
The Chinese Yellow River 2007
Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: Ancient China 2000
Lost Civilizations: Disc Two 1995

Chapter 11- Ancient Africa
Movies
Anansi the Spider
Documentaries
Ancient Africa: Ancient Civilizations for Children
Running the Sahara 2008
Lost Civilizations: Disc Four 1995

Chapter 12- The Middle Kingdom of Egypt
Movies
Ancient Egyptians (NR) 2003
Documentaries
Egypt: Rediscovering a Lost World 2006
Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids 2001
Tranquil World: The Mystery of Egypt 2002
The Mysteries of Egypt: Ancient Egypt 2001
Ancient Egypt: Unearthed 2009

Chapter 13- The New Kingdom of Egypt
Movies
Land of the Pharaohs (NR) 1955
Documentaries
Ancient Civilizations: The Land of the Pharaohs 2001
Egypt: The Quest for the Lost Tombs 2002
Egypt: Secrets of the Pharaohs 1998
IMAX: Mysteries of Egypt: The Pharaohs 1998
Nefertiti Resurrected 2003

Chapter 14- The Israelites Leave Egypt
Movies
Ten Commandments (G) 1956
The Ten Commandments (NR) 1923
The Ten Commandments (PG) 2007
The Ten Commandments: The Musical (NR) 2006
Moses the Law Giver (NR) 1975
Prince of Egypt (PG) 1998
Documentaries
Exodus Revealed: Search for the Red Sea Crossing 2001
Moses 1987
Moses: Man of God 2005
Moses: Signs, Sacraments and Salvation 2003
The Exodus Decoded 2006
Ancient Secrets of the Bible: Moses’ Ten Commandments 1997
Ancient Secrets of the Bible: Moses’ Red Sea Miracle 1997

Chapter 15- The Phoenicians
Movies
Dido and Aeneas 1996
Dido & Aeneas: A Choreographic Opera 2005
Dido & Aeneas: Mark Morris Dance Group 1995
Documentaries
Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: Carthage 1999

Chapter 16- The Return of Assyria
Documentaries
Taste of Assyria 2009
Ancient Mesopotamia 2008

Chapter 17- Babylon Takes Over Again!
Documentaries
Ancient Mesopotamia 2008
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 2000
Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 1999
Ancient Mysteries: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 1997

Chapter 18- Life in Early Crete
Movies
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (PG) 2001
Minotaur (R) 2005
Documentaries
The Minotaur’s Island 2008
Lost Civilizations: Disc One 1995
Ancient Civilizations for Children: Ancient Aegean 1998

Chapter 19- The Early Greeks
Movies
Helen of Troy (NR) 2003
Helen of Troy (NR) 1956
Trojan Women (NR) 1972
Troy (R) 2004
Documentaries
In Search of the Trojan War 2004
Helen of Troy 2005
Troy 2004
Troy: Myth or Reality? 2004
Troy: For Love and War 2006

Chapter 20- Greece Gets Civilized Again
Movies
Jim Henson’s the Storyteller: Greek Myths (NR) 1991
The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (NR) 1984
The Odyssey (PG-13) 1997
Ulysses (NR) 1954
Hercules (NR) 2005
Documentaries
Greece: The Isles of Greece & Crete 2005
The Real Olympics 2004
The First Olympics: Blood, Honor and Glory 2004
Greek Mythology 2002

Chapter 21- The Medes and the Persians
Movies
Intolerance (NR) 1916
The Midas Touch (PG) 1997
Esther and the King (NR) 1960
Esther and the King (NR) 2006
Esther (NR)
Esther (NR) 1985
One Night With the King (PG) 2006
The Thirteenth Day: The Story of Esther (NR) 2009

Chapter 22- Sparta and Athens
Documentaries
The Spartans 2004
Athens: The Dawn of Democracy 2007

Chapter 23- The Greek Gods
Movies
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG) 2010
Documentaries
In Search of History: The Greek Gods 2004
IMAX: Greece: Secrets of the Past 2006

Chapter 24- The Wars of the Greeks
Movies
The 300 Spartans (NR) 1962
300 (R) 2007
Documentaries
Greeks: Crucible of Civilization 2000
War File: History of Warfare: The Greek and Persian Wars 2009
Ancient Greece: Ancient Civilizations for Children

Chapter 25- Alexander the Great
Movies
Alexander the Great (NR) 1956
Alexander (R)2004
The Colossus of Rhodes (NR) 1961
Documentaries
Alexander the Great 2000
Alexander the Great: Footsteps in the Sand 2004
Alexander the Great: Myth and Reality 2005
Alexander the Great: Modern Myth, Classic Legend 2006
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great 1996
The True Story of Alexander the Great 2005
National Geographic: Beyond the Movie: Alexander the Great 2004
The History Channel: Alexander the Great & the Devastating Catapult 2007
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 2000
Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 1999
Ancient Mysteries: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 1997

Chapter 26- The People of the America
Documentaries
Global Treasures NAZCA Peru 2007
In Search of History : Ancient Inventions 2008

Chapter 27- The Rise of Rome
Documentaries
Ancient Mysteries: Ancient Rome and Its Mysterious Cities 2006
5000 Years of Magnificent Wonders: Ancient Rome 2006
Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: Ancient Rome: The Glorious Empire 1999
Ancient Mysteries: The Incredible Monuments of Rome 2006

Chapter 28 -The Roman Empire
Movies
Spartacus (PG-13) 1960
Spartacus (NR) 2004
Spartaco (NR) 1913
Gladiator (R) 2000
Documentaries
Gladiators: Bloodsport of the Colosseum 2000
Rome: Engineering an Empire 2005
David Macaulay: Roman City 1994
The Roman Empire in the First Century 2002

Chapter 29 -Rome’s War with Carthage
Movies
Cabiria (NR) 1914
Duel of Champions (NR) 1961
Documentaries
Hannibal 1996
The True Story of Hannibal 2008
National Geographic: Hannibal vs. Rome 2005
The Legions of Rome: Punic Wars 2006

Chapter 30- The Aryans of India
Documentaries
Lord Buddha 2008
The Buddha 2010
Life of Buddha 2003
Ganges 2007

Chapter 31- The Mauryan Empire of India
Movies
Samrat Chandragupta (NR) 1958
Asoka (R) 2001
Documentaries
India: Kingdom of the Tiger: IMAX 2002

Chapter 32 -China — Writing and the Qin
Movies
The Emperor and the Assassin (R) 1998
Documentaries
Modern Marvels: The Great Wall of China 1997
China’s Great Wall 2007
Secrets of the Great Wall 2004
First Emperor of China: IMAX 1998

Chapter 33- Confucius
Documentaries
Confucius: Words of Wisdom 1996
Confucius 2008

Chapter 34- The Rise of Julius Caesar
Movies
Julius Caesar (PG-13) 2002
Julius Caesar (NR) 1984
Julius Caesar (G) 1970
Julius Caesar (NR) 1953
Shakespeare Tragedies: Julius Caesar (NR) 1979
Documentaries
Julius Caesar (2000)
I, Caesar: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire 2008
Leaders in Battle: Julius Caesar 2001

Chapter 35- Caesar the Hero
Movies
Cleopatra (NR) 1999
Cleopatra (UR) 1963
Cleopatra (NR) 1934
Caesar and Cleopatra (NR) 1945
Antony and Cleopatra (NR) 1974
Antony and Cleopatra (NR) 1913
Antony and Cleopatra (NR) 2001
Documentaries
Cleopatra: The First Woman of Power 1999

Chapter 36- The First Roman Prince
Movies
Augustus (R) 2003
Empire (TV-14) 2005
I, Claudius (NR) 1976
Nero (PG-13) 2004
Titus (R) 1999
Documentaries:
Ancient Civilizations for Children: Ancient Rome

Chapter 37- The Beginning of Christianity
Movies
The Passion of the Christ (R) 2004
Jesus of Nazareth (NR) 1977
Jesus (NR) 2000
Mary Mother of Christ (NR) 1999
The Greatest Story Ever Told (G) 1965
Documentaries
Jesus: His Life 1995
Jesus: The Complete Story 1991
Jesus: Man of Nazareth 2004
Jesus: The New Way 2005
Jesus: The Missing History 2008
Jesus: The Word Became Flesh 2005

Chapter 38- The End of the Ancient Jewish Nation
Movies
Masada (NR) 1981
Ben-Hur (NR) 1959
Documentaries
The Jewish People: A Story of Survival 2008

Chapter 39- Rome and the Christians
Movies
Quo Vadis (NR) 1951
Sign of the Cross (NR) 1932
The Apocalypse (NR) 2002
Constantine and the Cross (NR) 1962
Ágora (NR) 2009
Last Days of Pompeii (NR) 2003
Last Days of Pompeii (NR) 1913
Last Days of Pompeii (NR) 1960
The Last Days of Pompeii (NR) 1935
Documentaries
Pompeii: The Doomed City 1999
Secrets of the Dead: Herculaneum Uncovered 2007
Ancient Mysteries: Pompeii: Buried Alive 1998

Chapter 40- Rome Begins to Weaken
Movies
Fall of the Roman Empire (UR) 1964

Chapter 41- The Attacking Barbarians
Movies
Attila (NR) 2000
Attila (NR) 1954
Giuseppe Verdi: Attila: Teatro Alla Scala (NR) 1991
Documentaries
The Romans and Barbarians: The Story of Civilization 2006

Chapter 42- The End of Rome
Documentaries
Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire

 

This list has been compiled by Alia Heise using various resources. This list is meant to complement the book The Story of The World, Volume One by Susan Wise Bauer. This list and its author are neither affiliated with, nor endorsed by, Susan Wise Bauer or Peace Hill Press. These movies have not been previewed by the list’s author and may not be suitable for all families or children. Parents are strongly encouraged to read the rating information and preview the movies before watching them with children. Links go to Netflix.com whenever possible, a few links to Amazon.com are used for hard to find, but highly applicable, DVDs. Additional suggestions for the list or errors within the list can be directed to [email protected]