Simply the Best Documentaries

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The Wildest Dream Conquest of Everest
Stephen Hawking Favorite Places III
Conversations with Dolphins I
Yellowstone: America first National Park
The Kingdom How Fungi Made Our World
The Fear of 13
Prediction By The Numbers
Earthflight North America
Silicon Cowboys
Shaolin Bootcamp
Japan at War
More Human Than Human
The Farthest
The Language of Science
The Invisible Universe
Archimedes Secret
The Vikings Uncovered
Vegan 2017 The Film
Precision the Measure of All Things
The Last Reef
The Lost Tribes of Humanity
Africa the Greatest Show on Earth
A Plastic Ocean
Flight of the Butterflies
Stephen Hawking Favorite Places II
A.I. and the Destiny of Mankind
The Fantastic Mr Feynman
Climbing Everest with a Mountain on My Back
Florence and the Uffizi Gallery
Operation Stonehenge
Fire Ants The Invincible Army
Inside the Brain of a Trader
Top Science Stories of 2017
Meditation Can It Change You
Born in the Purple
Born in the Purple 2016

This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall. In the first episode, the death of Marcus Aurelius brings a century of Roman triumphs and victories to an end, transferring power to his spoiled, unprepared son Commodus. When his father bequeaths him the world's mightiest empire, he is forced to spill the blood of both friends and enemies alike to keep his crown.

Category: History    Duration: 48:55

The Making of an Emperor
The Making of an Emperor 2016

In the second episode of the series, the Germanic tribes strike as Marcus Aurelius succumbs to disease, leaving a skeptical Emperor Commodus to prosecute a war that doesn't interest him.

Category: History    Duration: 44:27

Enemy of the Senate
Enemy of the Senate 2016

In the third episode of the series, Commodus rises to power as Rome's new emperor, but not everyone supports his ascent. Among those conspiring against him: his older sister Lucilla.

Category: History    Duration: 48:49

Rome is Burning
Rome is Burning 2016

In the fourth episode of the series, Commodus defeats his sister's coup but withdraws from governing, allowing others to amass power while he engages in an affair and banishes his wife.

Category: History    Duration: 45:03

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