Documentaries Watched

by abro16 | created - 24 May 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

check the Titles in the comments, which are not listed at imdb. and check the excerpts and snapshots of most of the documentaries at my blog http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com

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1. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-G | 533 min | Documentary

9.4
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five 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 Allan

Votes: 129,544

Marvelous!.. Watch this as some other planet of life in the universe. It will change your sight and insight about the Planet Earth, and may be you feel sorry about about Human species, who are stupid enough to destroy this planet, and destroy themselves too, in free.

2. Human Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

9.1
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them. Each episode examines how life differs for men and nature in some type of ... See full summary »

Star: John Hurt

Votes: 17,605

This documentary is just necessary to watch after Planet Earth, and see the influence and affect on Earth by Humans.

3. Life (2009)

TV-G | 473 min | Documentary

9.1
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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Oprah Winfrey, Doug Allan, Michael Pitts

Votes: 30,059

extraordinary! Life is Miracle and Keeping it Alive is Another.

4. The Universe (2007– )

45 min | Documentary, History

8.9
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This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists.

Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly, Clifford V. Johnson

Votes: 4,434

Outstanding! Excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/search/label/THE%20UNIVERSE

5. Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress, Jonathan Young

Votes: 7,129

This documentary opened my eyes: read some excerpts season1: http://bigexcerpts.blogspot.com/2011/06/ancient-aliens-2010.html season 2: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/ancient-aliens-season-2.html

6. Wonders of the Universe (I) (2011– )

TV-G | 59 min | Documentary

8.9
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Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light, gravity, energy, matter and time. With ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Cox, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 3,262

wonderful! must watch if someone lives in 21st century. some useful excerpts are posted here: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/wonders-of-universe-2011.html

7. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku, Carlos Frenk

Votes: 14,683

great science documentary series. some useful excerpts are posted here: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/through-wormhole.html

8. Wonders of the Solar System (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.8
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In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system.

Stars: Brian Cox, Don Giuliano, Alan Hildebrand, Richard Hoover

Votes: 3,762

marvelous, science by scientist. excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/wonders-of-solar-system-2010.html

9. The Incredible Human Journey (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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This series explains the evidence for the theory of early human migrations out of Africa and subsequently around the world, supporting the Out of Africa Theory.

Stars: Alice Roberts, Robert Bednarik, Sandford Bigplume, Bruce Bradley

Votes: 714

After leaving the Africa, the human branch when first time divided in three, is my land SINDH, a land of ancient civilization, Indus Civilization. So are the land of Sindh, land of Noah (2nd Adam), and his 3 sons separated from here!? Marvelous Doc by Dr. Alice Roberts. Some Excerpts are here: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/05/incredible-human-journey-excerpts.html

10. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

8.6
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47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 19,741

We (Humans) are NOT the indigenous of Planet Earth, We ARE Aliens! Came to destroy the Planet.

11. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 31,051 | Gross: $1.25M

"see world in an hour." related documentaries are Living Russia, or The Man with a Camera (1929) and Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

12. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

8.5
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84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 43,339 | Gross: $0.86M

marvelous!... get courage.

13. How to Build a Human (2001– )

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Star: Corey J. Smith

Votes: 45

nice. 4 parts. 1. Creation, 2. Predictor, 3. Secret of Sex, 4. Forever Young Excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-build-human.html

14. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 74,221 | Gross: $23.81M

good, nice

15. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)

Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary

8.2
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A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Peter Joseph, Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, Richard Wilkinson

Votes: 16,381

wow!

16. Hubble 3D (2010)

G | 44 min | Documentary

7.8
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79 Metascore

An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

Director: Toni Myers | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Scott D. Altman, Megan McArthur, Andrew J. Feustel

Votes: 3,754 | Gross: $52.01M

I would say people must watch this after Home, and compare!

17. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Are we still Evolving? (2011)

Documentary

7.2
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Dr Alice Roberts asks one of the great questions about our species: are we still evolving? There's no doubt that we're a product of millions of years of evolution. But thanks to modern ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Bootle | Stars: Alice Roberts, Cynthia Beall, Mark Hodson, Steve Jones

Votes: 42

Another marvelous by Dr. Alice Roberts.

18. Einstein Revealed (1996 TV Movie)

105 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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A biographical study of Albert Einstein, with not only an analysis of his place in modern physics and in our understanding of the universe, but an analysis (through his and his wife's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Jones | Stars: Andrew Sachs, F. Murray Abraham, Jürgen Renn, Robert Schulmann

Votes: 92

master piece. Life and Theories revealed.

19. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 55,936 | Gross: $3.29M

no matter what you do, some people are always your side.

20. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 46,135 | Gross: $4.42M

bigger is not always better.

21. God Grew Tired of Us (2006)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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72 Metascore

Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.

Directors: Christopher Dillon Quinn, Tommy Walker | Stars: Panther Bior, John Bul Dau, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Abol Pach

Votes: 2,595 | Gross: $0.28M

heart touching, like seeing the world through our old ancestors.

22. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 62,254 | Gross: $4.31M

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23. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Votes: 45,028

favorite

24. Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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Zeitgeist Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution. This solution is not based on politics, morality, laws, or any other "... See full summary »

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Jacque Fresco, Roxanne Meadows, John Perkins, George Carlin

Votes: 16,481

favorite

25. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

7.4
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61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 38,119 | Gross: $14.36M

good!

26. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 118,616 | Gross: $119.19M

27. People's Century: 1900-1999 (1995– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.7
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Series documenting the history of the twentieth century through the testimony of those who lived through it.

Stars: Raymond Abescat, Maurice Bourgeois, Alexander Briansky, Beryl Bristow

Votes: 109

great!

28. Jesus Camp (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

7.5
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62 Metascore

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer, Ted Haggard

Votes: 24,443 | Gross: $0.90M

stupid

29. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 45,691 | Gross: $3.17M

sh*t! time waste.

30. The Human Family Tree (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 93 min | Documentary

7.3
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On a single day on a single street, with the DNA of just a couple of hundred random people, National Geographic Channel sets out to trace the ancestral footsteps of all humanity.

Director: Chad Cohen | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Michelle Dejesus, Michelle DeJesus, George Delis

Votes: 151

31. The Aristocrats (2005)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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72 Metascore

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Director: Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

Votes: 15,403 | Gross: $6.38M

sh*t! i hate it.

32. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

Votes: 29,546 | Gross: $4.58M

real horror real courageous!

33. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 46,309 | Gross: $2.96M

34. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

7.6
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79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 50,905 | Gross: $77.44M

being penguin is not easy!

35. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 54,789 | Gross: $13.00M

worth watch, but not agree totally.

36. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 17,959

old version of Baraka. Good. also Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

37. The Workshop (2007)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

4.4
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A spiritual search for answers leads the documentary filmmaker to a California workshop run by a guru who promotes sexual adventure -- and the exploration of the human condition.

Director: Jamie Morgan | Stars: Rob Aaron, Jules Aitken, Lex Anderson, Brain Appleby

Votes: 366

stupid guru, stupid workshop, nice beauties.

38. Three Miles North of Molkom (2008)

107 min | Documentary

6.5
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Three miles north of Molkom, hidden deep in the lakeside forests of Sweden, lies Ängsbacka, a 21st Century playground for adults. Once a year, their gates open to a thousand international ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Cannan, Corinna McFarlane | Stars: Per Frisk, Ewa Jacobsson, Annica Karlsson, Anders Kraft

Votes: 430

workshop was better, this is even worse.

39. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,212 | Gross: $0.30M

40. Pornography: A Secret History of Civilisation (1999– )

360 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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A serious, non-titillating history of pornography, from the earliest days of erotic art right up to the present day's multimedia.

Stars: Marilyn Milgrom, Linda Williams, Mike Adams, Bernard Arcard

Votes: 145

nice. read some excerpts here: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/pornography-secret-history-of.html

41. Pornucopia: Going Down in the Valley (2004– )

180 min | Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Paul Fishbein, Noname Jane, Constance Penley, Stormy Daniels

Votes: 215

42. Naked Ambition (2000 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Angus Cameron

aha!

43. A Girl's Guide to 21st Century Sex (2006– )

45 min | Documentary

7.7
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Stars: Erin Sharkey, Ava Cadell, Catherine Hood, Raj Patel

Votes: 311

very deep education of sex.

44. My Brilliant Brain (2007– )

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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My Brilliant Brain is a compelling three part documentary series exploring the incredible inner workings of the human brain. The programmes look at a group of remarkable people and poses ... See full summary »

Star: Kayla Bechor

Votes: 73

nice! 3 parts. 1. Genius Made (Chess), 2. Savants (Accidental Genius). 3. Genius Born. Excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-brilliant-brain-2007.html

45. The Human Sexes (1997– )

Documentary

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Star: Desmond Morris

Votes: 77

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46. The Human Animal (1994– )

8.8
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A man is an extraordinarily strong, having a loud voice, enterprising and in a high degree gregarious monkey. Time to study the pattern of her behavior.

Stars: Desmond Morris, Eileen Daly, Wendy Duffield

Votes: 132

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47. Built for the Kill (2006– )

Documentary

7.8
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NatGeoWIld show follows some of the most deadly animals on the Planet like the grizzly bears,killer whales,sharks and crocodiles.

Stars: Matthew Morgan, Mário Redondo

Votes: 71

48. Sex: The Secret Gate to Eden (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.6
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Discover the Alchemy, Tantra, and Kabbalah hidden in the Mysteries of Adam and Eve. Temptation. The serpent. The expulsion from Paradise. Archetypal stories that have moved millions of ... See full summary »

Director: Thelema Press

Votes: 130

right!

49. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: What is Reality? (2011)

Documentary

7.9
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Director: Helen Shariatmadari | Stars: Bernard Hill, Craig Hogan, Jacobo Konigsberg, Seth Lloyd

Votes: 62

nice

50. Is It Real? (2005– )

Documentary, History

7.4
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Pre-Monster Quest, this series attempts to debunk some of histories greatest legends. Ranging from mysterious crop circles to the infamous legend of The Russian Bigfoot, are these myths escalated from legendary folklore - Or are they real?

Stars: Will Lyman, Ian Gregory, Joe Nickell, Benjamin Radford

Votes: 259

51. Tribal Wives (2008– )

59 min | Documentary

8.4
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Stars: Paul McGann, Dionne Braham, Lana Inglis, Karen Morris-Lanz

Votes: 46

http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/tribal-wives-2008.html check this link for info, comments and critics.

52. Amazon (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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In his style as participating anthropological observer, fit and flexible British army-vet Bruce Parry travels along the vast Amazon, trough several South American states. He meets tribal ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Parry, Dudu Gomes, Matt Brandon, Zubin Sarosh

Votes: 152

Bruce Parry going to travel Amazon from Starting to End and travelling plenty of tribes in between. Nice 7 months journey...

53. Going Tribal (2005– )

Documentary

8.7
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Bruce Parry experiences first hand the day-to-day lives of tribal cultures around the world.

Star: Bruce Parry

Votes: 328

gr8. Tribal Docs. Salute to Bruce. some short excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/07/going-tribal-w-bruce-parry.html

54. Newton: The Dark Heretic (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary

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This BBC documentary outlines the evidence that suggest that Newton's revolutionary ideas about light came from his secret work as an alchemist.

Director: Chris Oxley | Stars: Philip Harvey, Phillip Keiman

Votes: 23

Newton: less Scientist more Alchemist.

55. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.6
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79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 50,596 | Gross: $1.61M

56. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Becoming Human: First Steps (2009)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Nova examines the early ancestors of mankind and considers weather climate change was the driving force behind our early evolution.

Director: Graham Townsley | Stars: Zeresenay Alemseged, Michel Brunet, Peter de Menocal, Yannick Garcin

Votes: 109

3 Parts. 1. First Steps 2. Birth of Humanity 3. Last Human Standing Excerpts here: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/becoming-human-2009.html

57. Human Instinct (2002– )

Documentary

8.5
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A record film from collection of BBC in detail will tell about basic human instincts and about that, how at one time due to them humanity accomplished a swift evolution jump.

Stars: Robert Winston, Nic Gilder

Votes: 94

very good. it reminded me Human Animal and Human Sexes by Desmond Morris.. Some Good Excerpts posted here: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/human-instinct-2002.html

58. Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (2000– )

24 min | Documentary

8.3
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A self-help guide which applies the teachings of philosophers to dealing with life's everyday problems.

Star: Alain de Botton

Votes: 254

59. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Can We Make a Star on Earth? (2009)

Documentary

8.4
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Professor Brian Cox takes a global journey in search of the energy source of the future. Called nuclear fusion, it is the process that fuels the sun and every other star in the universe. ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Cox, Stirling Colgate, Steve Cowley, Alex Filippenko

Votes: 42

60. The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down (2006)

R | 92 min | Comedy

6.6
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Tongue-in-cheek look at 20-something singles clubbing and partying in L.A.; it's organized into 15 chapters from overview and preparation to partying and the morning after. Voice-over ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Sapiano | Stars: Cricket Leigh, Kat Turner, John McGarr, Natalie Taylor

Votes: 2,338

They don't say it officially but it's pretty much like documentary. "Guides" to Getting Down!

61. Wild Swimming with Alice Roberts (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Director: David Johnson | Star: Alice Roberts

Votes: 15

Beautiful countryside scenes, landscapes, rivers and Alice! "i forgot what the documentary was about, i was too busy to watch the Alice. ;)"

62. Science and Islam (2009– )

Documentary

8.3
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Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.

Star: Jim Al-Khalili

Votes: 153

nice!

63. Prostitution bag sløret (2004)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

6.9
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A documentary that follows two young women raising children and supporting drug habits through prostitution in a country ruled by fundamentalists.

Director: Nahid Persson | Star: Nahid Persson

Votes: 216

http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/07/prostitution-behind-veil.html

64. Sex in the Ancient World: Prostitution in Pompeii (2009 TV Movie)

88 min | History

7.2
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The excavations of Pompeii reveal a thriving sex industry with prostitutes ranging from female slaves to male celebrities. But like today sexual promiscuity was not considered proper or ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Sayenga | Stars: Anthony Velazquez, Angelina Bulygina, Tiffany Lauren Bennicke, Mariann Gavelo

Votes: 82

Pompeii, city of Rome, 79 AD. A Sex City.

http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/07/sex-in-ancient-world.html

65. Sex in the Ancient World: Egyptian Erotica (2009 TV Movie)

History

6.1
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Director: Stuart Clarke | Star: Bill Graves

Votes: 61

Turin Erotic Papyrus. A Secret World of Egypt. (or Egyptians gods)

http://bigexcerpts.blogspot.com/2011/07/sex-in-ancient-world.html

66. The Great Rift: Africa's Greatest Story (2010– )

176 min | Documentary

8.0
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The Great Rift Valley in Africa was created when the African and Arabian tectonic plates separated about 35 million years ago. This series investigates the forces that created the rift and focuses on the landscape and wildlife.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Phil Chapman, Martin Dohrn, Tim Fogg

Votes: 489

nice: few excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/07/great-rift-africa.html

67. Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary

8.7
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Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 14,826

Civilization ruined humanity!

68. The Pageant (2008)

52 min | Documentary

7.0
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A behind the scenes look at Australia's longest running and most politically incorrect beauty contest, the Miss Nude Australia Pageant. Told from the contestants and organisers perspective.

Director: Martin Taylor | Stars: Ellashaye, Suzie Q, Trinity

Votes: 9

aka. Best Undressed, Miss Nude Australia.

69. WWE Divas: Undressed (2002 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Sport

6.7
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The hottest divas of World Wrestling Entertainment compete in a lingerie contest at The World in New York City. There's a tiny teddy contest, a bra and panties contest and a "Fantasy Free-For-All" contest.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Torrie Wilson, Trish Stratus, Dawn Marie Psaltis, Jacqueline Moore

Votes: 328

time pass.

70. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.1
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83 Metascore

Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Mark Alpiger, Adam Wood

Votes: 32,357 | Gross: $0.68M

nice, Stieve Wiebe is real hero. Bill is still a kid.

71. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Sex Slaves (2005)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary exposé inside the global sex slave trade in women from the former Soviet Bloc.

Director: Ric Esther Bienstock | Stars: Ric Esther Bienstock, Felix Golubev, Will Lyman

Votes: 127

aka. The Real Sex Traffic. I wonder if there is any way to end it!?

http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/07/real-sex-traffic.html

72. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Lolita? (2009)

Documentary

7.4
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Director: Emma Boswell | Star: Stephen Smith

Votes: 10

73. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Mars Dead or Alive (2004)

TV-G | 57 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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NOVA goes behind the scenes at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to offer a look at the construction and launch of two Martian exploratory rovers: "Spirit" and "Opportunity".

Director: Mark Davis | Stars: Mark Adler, Jim Colvin, Juan R. Cruz, George H. Diller

Votes: 31

74. Beneath the Veil (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.6
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British journalist Saira Shah travels to Afghanistan with a camera crew to document the realities of life under the Taliban. Filmed just months prior to the terrorist attacks of September ... See full summary »

Director: Cassian Harrison | Star: Saira Shah

Votes: 78

75. How the Earth Changed History (2010– )

Documentary

8.4
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In each episode, geologist Iain Stewart describes how a certain geological force played a determinant part in human history. Culture may render people less dependent on nature, it still ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Ali Haleyalur

Votes: 671

Nice!. aka. How Earth Made Us. Excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-earth-made-us-2010.html

76. The Truth About Female Desire (2005– )

48 min | Documentary

6.7
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Star: Liza Tarbuck

Votes: 18

Much like Big Brother. Excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/07/truth-about-female-desire.html

77. Lost Worlds (2005–2007)

Documentary, History

7.6
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Stars: Corey Lawson, Tessa Dunlop, Corey Johnson, Amanda Beam

Votes: 114

nice

78. The Story of Maths (2008– )

TV-G | Documentary

8.1
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Four-part series of documentaries about the history of mathematics presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy.

Stars: Marcus du Sautoy, Christopher Anagnostakis, Daniel Bernoulli, Henk Bos

Votes: 345

4 parts. Excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Story%20of%20Maths

79. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.9
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78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 7,743 | Gross: $0.19M

99 is not 100.

80. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary

7.3
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78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 13,649 | Gross: $3.41M

81. The Pixar Story (2007)

G | 87 min | Documentary

7.9
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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Stacy Keach, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John Musker

Votes: 4,509

82. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.6
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66 Metascore

A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: J.J. Abrams, Peter Berg, Paul Brennan, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 13,872 | Gross: $0.64M

Excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/09/greatest-movie-ever-sold-2011.html

83. Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007– )

60 min | Documentary

8.8
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In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature, such as wind or volcanism. He also examines the various ways in which it ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Victor Baker, Phil Bland, Bernadette Carrion van Rijn

Votes: 1,774

Excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/11/earth-power-of-planet.html

84. Life in a Day (2011)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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58 Metascore

A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010.

Directors: Loressa Clisby, Kevin Macdonald, Hiroaki Aikawa, Natalia Andreadis, Jack Attridge, Cristina Bocchialini, Zillah Bowes, Ferran Brooks, Andrea Dalla Costa, Lisa Cottrell-Bentley, Alejo Crisóstomo, Sócrates Cuadri, Ayman El Gazwy, Shawn Gadberry, Jane Haubrich, Soma Helmi, Jennifer M. Howd, Clementine Isaac, Aditya Kolli, Gabor Kukucska, Francesco La Regina, Frederic Lumiere, Marek Mackovic, Zuqy Cruz Marquez, Linda Matarasso, Kevin McMahon, Joseph Michael, Joaquin Montalvan, Lilit Movsisyan, Emmanuelle Pickett, Christopher Redmond, Alejandro Romeo, Alaa Sheikh Hassan, Marcus Tedenryd | Stars: Hiroaki Aikawa, Cindy Baer, Teagan Bentley, Ester Brym

Votes: 14,005 | Gross: $0.25M

unique!

85. Forks Over Knives (2011)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

7.8
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57 Metascore

Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Director: Lee Fulkerson | Stars: Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde, T. Colin Campbell

Votes: 9,116

or Knives Over Forks?

86. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 13,063 | Gross: $5.23M

87. Man vs. Wild (2006– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

8.2
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Bear Grylls travels the world in search of challenges to his survival skills.

Stars: Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 20,371

88. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: How Mad Are You?: Part 1 (2008)

Documentary

7.5
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Directors: Rob Liddell, Emma Jay | Stars: Paul McGann, Richard Bentall, Michael First, Ian Hulatt

Votes: 22

89. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: How Mad Are You?: Part 2 (2008)

43 min | Documentary

7.7
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Directors: Rob Liddell, Emma Jay | Stars: Paul McGann, Richard Bentall, Michael First, Daniel Freeman

Votes: 23

90. Origins of Us (2011– )

Documentary

8.1
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Stars: Alice Roberts, Jeremy DeSilva, Clive Finlayson, Kris Hern

Votes: 211

some excerpts

http://bigexcerpts.blogspot.com/2011/11/origins-of-us-2011.html

91. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008– )

Documentary, History

8.8
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Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure, as it happened, told by the people who were there. From the early ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kranz, Gary Sinise, Jim Lovell, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 1,591

Excerpts:

http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/11/when-we-left-earth-nasa-missions.html

92. Me, My Sex and I (2011)

Documentary

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Director: Giles Harrison | Stars: Arlene Baratz, Katie Baratz, Tiger Devore, Janet Green

Votes: 35

Excerpts:

http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/11/me-my-sex-and-i.html

93. The Soviet Story (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History, War

8.1
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The Soviet Story offers an alternative history of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale.

Director: Edvins Snore | Stars: Jon Strickland, Vladimir Bukovsky, V.I. Lenin, Norman Davies

Votes: 2,794

94. Little Ice Age: Big Chill (2005 TV Special)

91 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Not so long ago, civilization learned that it was no match for just a few degrees drop in temperature. Scientists call it the Little Ice Age--but its impact was anything but small. From ... See full summary »

Votes: 43

95. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

G | 99 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

Votes: 15,256 | Gross: $0.94M

96. Faster Than the Speed of Light? (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.6
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The mathematician Marcus du Sautoy discusses the recent discovery, the faster-than-light neutrino anomaly, that neutrinos may travel faster than light.

Stars: Marcus du Sautoy, Jon Butterworth, Fay Dowker, Michael Duff

Votes: 42

97. The Story of Science (2010– )

Documentary

8.3
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Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path.

Stars: Michael Mosley, Robert W. Allan, Marlon Beale, Simon Chaplin

Votes: 541

Excerpts:

http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/11/story-of-science.html

98. One Life (I) (2011)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Family

7.9
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68 Metascore

Focuses on the cyclical journey taken by all living creatures, from birth to having youngsters of their own.

Directors: Michael Gunton, Martha Holmes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Koert-Jan de Bruijn

Votes: 2,116

This is "Video Excerpts" of BBC Documentary LIFE (2009).

99. Blood in the Mobile (2010)

83 min | Documentary

7.2
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Documentary. The dark side of our cell phones. No company can say for sure that they didn't buy conflict minerals from the Congo to produce your cell phone.

Director: Frank Piasechi Poulsen | Stars: Frank Piasechi Poulsen, Bernhard, Chance, Annie Dunnebacke

Votes: 368

100. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Smartest Machine on Earth (2011)

TV-G | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Watson, an IBM computer with a brain the size of 2,400 home computers and a database of 10 million documents, competes on the game show Jeopardy! (1984) against champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Will Watson win?

Director: Michael Bicks | Stars: Rodney Brooks, Eric Brown, Todd Crain, David Ferrucci

Votes: 33