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1. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-G | 533 min | Documentary

9.5
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, 5 years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allen

Votes: 119,499

2. The Blue Planet (2001– )

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary

9.0
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Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, David Attenborough, Jason Roberts

Votes: 16,473

3. Frozen Planet (2011– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.0
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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 14,937

4. Earth (2007)

G | 90 min | Documentary

8.0
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72 Metascore

Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Anggun, James Earl Jones, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 13,161 | Gross: $32.00M

5. Bears (I) (2014)

G | 78 min | Documentary

7.4
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68 Metascore

A documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life's most important lessons.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Adam Chapman | Star: John C. Reilly

Votes: 5,447 | Gross: $17.77M

6. African Cats (2011)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.6
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61 Metascore

A nature documentary centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild.

Directors: Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Stewart, Mara

Votes: 5,332 | Gross: $15.42M

7. Chimpanzee (2012)

G | 78 min | Documentary

7.2
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57 Metascore

A 3-months-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Star: Tim Allen

Votes: 5,134 | Gross: $28.97M

8. Monkey Kingdom (2015)

G | 81 min | Documentary

7.3
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72 Metascore

A nature documentary that follows a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Linfield, Alastair Fothergill | Star: Tina Fey

Votes: 2,929 | Gross: $16.43M

9. Deep Blue (2003)

G | 83 min | Documentary

7.5
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71 Metascore

The natural history of the oceans

Directors: Andy Byatt, Alastair Fothergill | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Michael Gambon, David Attenborough, Frank Glaubrecht

Votes: 2,608 | Gross: $0.13M

10. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: From Pole to Pole (2006)

TV-G | 49 min | Documentary

8.6
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"Planet Earth" travels around the Earth, finding where the sun always shines and where it's rarely seen. Next, they find where water is abundant and where it's scarce.

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Mike Holding, Tania Jenkins

Votes: 2,195

11. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Mountains (2006)

TV-G | 47 min | Documentary

8.2
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Mountains are the most prominent products of the immense forces which shape the living planet: tectonic drift, volcanic activity and erosion by wind, water, frost and precipitation. We see ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Doug Allen, Jeff Wilson

Votes: 1,874

12. The Hunt (II) (2015– )

60 min | Documentary

9.4
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The fascinating relationship between predators and their prey, and the strategies predators use to catch their food and prey use to escape death.

Stars: David Attenborough, Damien Boisseau

Votes: 1,788

13. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Fresh Water (2006)

TV-G | 49 min | Documentary

8.2
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Although merely 3% of water on earth, fresh water plays an important part in the planet's weather and erosion. It is immensely important for all non-marine wildlife, which drinks fresh ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Haroldo Palo Jr., Peter Scoones

Votes: 1,748

14. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Caves (2006)

TV-G | 48 min | Documentary

8.2
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The Earth's large, deep calcareous caves are virtually inaccessible and therefore barely explored - requiring expert diving where flooded. Some of its wildlife is as strange and specific as... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Chadden Hunter

Votes: 1,677

15. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Deserts (2006)

TV-G | 48 min | Documentary

8.2
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A large and growing part of earth's land mass is covered in desert - each one widely varied in composition and dryness. Wildlife species have adapted in different ways to these different ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Clarke, Huw Cordey

Votes: 1,566

16. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Ice Worlds (2006)

TV-G | 49 min | Documentary

8.2
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The polar caps have the most extreme seasonal contrasts, growing and melting vast ice masses, so wildlife adapts by annual migrations. The majority of Antartica is a vast barren permafrost.... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Doug Allen

Votes: 1,540

17. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Jungles (2006)

TV-G | 49 min | Documentary

8.2
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On 3% of the Earth's surface, the rain forest is the habitat for half our animal species, even 80% of insects. So its wildlife is most competitive, like the birds of paradise's mating, and ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Paul Stewart

Votes: 1,460

18. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Great Plains (2006)

TV-G | 48 min | Documentary

8.2
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A quarter of the earth's land mass, from arctic to tropical, are open plains consisting of lowland as well as highland plateaus. Here grows virtually indestructible, fast-growing grasses of... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Justine Evans, Jonathan Keeling

Votes: 1,425

19. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: The Shallow Seas (2006)

TV-G | 49 min | Documentary

8.2
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Shallow seas cover only 8% of earth's surface, but contain the richest, most varied maritime life: from plankton and coral (literally vital for the very existence of reefs) to birds and ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Simon King

Votes: 1,388

20. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Ocean Deep (2006)

TV-G | 48 min | Documentary

8.2
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Open ocean, a vast biotope covering two thirds of the planet, some shallow, some as deep as the mountain ranges are high. The ocean has an immense, precariously complex food chain, varying ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Doug Anderson, Rick Rosenthal

Votes: 1,372

21. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Seasonal Forests (2006)

TV-G | 49 min | Documentary

8.2
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Trees are earth's largest organisms and are also one of the planet's oldest inhabitants. Seasonal forests (unlike tropical rain-forest) the largest land habitats. A third of all trees grow ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Dany Cleyet-Marrel, Mark Linfield

Votes: 1,345

22. The Trials of Life (1990– )

Documentary

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Each of the twelve 50-minute episodes features a different aspect of the journey through life, from birth to adulthood and continuation of the species through reproduction.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,249

23. Life in the Freezer (1993– )

30 min | Documentary

8.7
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Series exploring the natural history of Antarctica.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,113

24. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 699

25. Nature (1982– )

60 min | Documentary, Family

8.8
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Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page, David Attenborough

Votes: 427

26. Frozen Planet (2011– )
Episode: To the Ends of the Earth (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Documentary

6.3
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At the North Pole, the sun returns after six months of darkness.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Berlowitz, Chadden Hunter

Votes: 421

27. Frozen Planet (2011– )
Episode: Spring (2011)

TV-PG | 29 min | Documentary

6.0
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Each spring, massive sweet water thawing rapidly transforms the polar regions and the surrounding seas, where broken-off ice floats to. This is crucial in the life cycle of many species, ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Mark Smith, Jeff Wilson

Votes: 384

28. Frozen Planet (2011– )
Episode: Summer (2011)

TV-PG | 31 min | Documentary

5.6
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In Summer, the non-stop sunlight fires an unrelenting thaw, transforming much of the polar regions into fertile land and open sea, while immense masses of melted sweet water pour into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Doug Allen, Doug Anderson, David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 354

29. Frozen Planet (2011– )
Episode: Winter (2011)

TV-PG | 29 min | Documentary

5.6
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The polar struggle to survive is even harder in winter, missing a single rare prey can be lethal. Well-adapted anatomy is crucial, but also tricks such as isolation with snow or preys' fur.... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Jeff Turner

Votes: 345

30. Frozen Planet (2011– )
Episode: Autumn (2011)

TV-PG | 31 min | Documentary

5.5
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After non-stop summer months, the polar regions have expanded maximally, abundant food turns even the bears sociable. However the shortening of days soon starts reversing the process as ... See full summary »

Stars: John Aitchison, David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter

Votes: 331

31. Frozen Planet (2011– )
Episode: On Thin Ice (2011)

TV-PG | Documentary

5.3
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David Attenborough reveals how scientists measure the changes in the polar regions and what they mean for the animals and people who live there, as well as for the whole planet.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Lewis Brower, Faye Hicks

Votes: 322

32. Frozen Planet (2011– )
Episode: The Last Frontier (2011)

TV-PG | 33 min | Documentary

5.4
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The polar regions are earth's least hospitable environment, yet people live in the Arctic regions. Modern urbanized life is possibly even there thanks to technology, but some (often tribal)... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Ted Giffords, Dan Rees

Votes: 319

33. The Blue Planet (2001– )
Episode: Frozen Seas (2001)

TV-G | 49 min | Documentary

7.2
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Life on the edge of a frozen sea is tough. Ice at both poles is constantly moving, and in winter freezes solid with air temperatures 70°C below freezing. Only in spring, with the ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Pierce Brosnan

Votes: 251

34. Frozen Planet (2011– )
Episode: The Epic Journey (2011)

TV-PG | 59 min | Documentary

4.4
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The harsh lives of polar species, like the Antarctic penguin and the Arctic polar bear, as the seasons turn and climatic change exacts a growing toll.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 251

35. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

5.7
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BBC One's flagship morning news programme covering current affairs, business, sports, plus guest interviews and weather reports.

Stars: Bill Turnbull, Carol Kirkwood, Charlie Stayt, Sian Williams

Votes: 231

36. Frozen Planet (2011– )
Episode: Science at the End of the Earth (2012)

TV-PG | Documentary

3.7
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During the filming of Frozen Planet, the team got unprecedented access to film the story of the South Pole Station - the most extreme and remote scientific research base on earth. This film... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Bindschadler, Laura Gladstone, Jamin Greenbaum, Gordon MacDonald

Votes: 223

37. The Blue Planet (2001– )
Episode: Tidal Seas (2001)

TV-G | 49 min | Documentary

6.8
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Tidal marshes are one of the most productive parts of the world. Numerous plants support numerous animals, yet life is not easy: predators are attracted to these enormous quantities of food... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Pierce Brosnan

Votes: 223

38. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )

120 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National ... See full summary »

Stars: Salvatore Vecchio, Peter Coyote, Lisa Ling, Gerald Durrell

Votes: 213

39. Die Johannes B. Kerner Show (1998– )

60 min | Talk-Show

3.0
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Stars: Johannes B. Kerner, Johann Lafer, Sarah Wiener, Horst Lichter

Votes: 192

40. The Hunt (2015– )
Episode: The Hardest Challenge (II) (2015)

60 min | Documentary

9.3
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This episode explores the ways predators - like the leopard, crocodiles, killer whales, and wild dogs - attempt to catch their prey.

Stars: David Attenborough, Damien Boisseau

Votes: 133

41. Planet Earth: The Future (2006– )

60 min | Documentary

8.1
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Stars: Simon Poland, David Attenborough, Huw Cordey, Chadden Hunter

Votes: 127

42. The Hunt (2015– )
Episode: In the Grip of the Seasons (Arctic) (II) (2015)

57 min | Documentary

9.2
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This episode discusses the challenging nature of hunting in the Arctic and how top predators, like the wolf and polar bear, must adapt to the changing seasons in order to survive.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 107

43. The Hunt (2015– )
Episode: Hide and Seek (Forests) (II) (2015)

60 min | Documentary

9.2
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In this episode, the focus is on forest predators such as tigers, army ants, and chimpanzees.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 100

44. The Hunt (2015– )
Episode: Nowhere to Hide (Plains) (II) (2015)

48 min | Documentary

9.0
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The great plains of grassland and desert expose both prey and predator, challenging lions, bald eagles, cheetahs, and other predators to develop different strategies for catching their food.

Stars: David Attenborough, Damien Boisseau

Votes: 86

45. Sunday AM (2005– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

6.9
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Presenter Andrew Marr talks to invited guests from politics, broadcasting and the arts to review the week's events making the news, and discuss the headlines in the Sunday newspapers.

Stars: Andrew Marr, Susanna Reid, Matt Taylor, Moira Stuart

Votes: 58

46. The Way We Went Wild (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Susan Kemp | Stars: Josette Simon, Doug Allen, David Attenborough, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 46

47. Life in the Freezer (1993– )
Episode: The Ice Retreats (1993)

30 min | Documentary

8.4
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Spring begins in the sub-Antarctic islands.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 38

48. Life in the Freezer (1993– )
Episode: The Big Freeze (1993)

30 min | Documentary

8.4
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A winter season of complete darkness envelops the island of ice.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 37

49. Life in the Freezer (1993– )
Episode: The Bountiful Sea (1993)

30 min | Documentary

8.1
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This initial foray into Antarctica introduces viewers to the area and how ice governs all forms of life there.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 36

50. Life in the Freezer (1993– )
Episode: Footsteps in the Snow (1993)

30 min | Documentary

7.7
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Attenborough traces the early exploration of Antarctica, as well as the making of the series.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 34