Documentaries Watchedby 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
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.
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
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
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
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 »
extraordinary! Life is Miracle and Keeping it Alive is Another.
4. The Universe (2007– )
45 min | Documentary, History
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.
Outstanding! Excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/search/label/THE%20UNIVERSE
5. Ancient Aliens (2009– )
TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi
Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing.
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
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 »
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
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 »
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
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.
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
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.
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
With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.
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
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
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.
Votes: 43,339 | Gross: $0.86M
marvelous!... get courage.
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
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.
Votes: 74,221 | Gross: $23.81M
15. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)
Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary
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 »
16. Hubble 3D (2010)
G | 44 min | Documentary
An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
Votes: 3,754 | Gross: $52.01M
I would say people must watch this after Home, and compare!
Horizon (1964– )
Are we still Evolving?
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 »
Another marvelous by Dr. Alice Roberts.
18. Einstein Revealed (1996 TV Movie)
105 min | Documentary, Biography
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 »
master piece. Life and Theories revealed.
19. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
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 »
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
An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.
Votes: 46,135 | Gross: $4.42M
bigger is not always better.
21. God Grew Tired of Us (2006)
PG | 89 min | Documentary
Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.
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
Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.
Votes: 62,254 | Gross: $4.31M
23. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)
Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History
Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.
24. Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Video)
Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, History, War
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 »
25. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News
An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.
Votes: 38,119 | Gross: $14.36M
26. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 118,616 | Gross: $119.19M
27. People's Century: 1900-1999 (1995– )
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
Series documenting the history of the twentieth century through the testimony of those who lived through it.
28. Jesus Camp (2006)
PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary
A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.
Votes: 24,443 | Gross: $0.90M
29. Grizzly Man (2005)
R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography
Votes: 45,691 | Gross: $3.17M
sh*t! time waste.
30. The Human Family Tree (2009 TV Movie)
PG | 93 min | Documentary
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.
31. The Aristocrats (2005)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy
One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.
Votes: 15,403 | Gross: $6.38M
sh*t! i hate it.
32. Touching the Void (2003)
R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
Votes: 29,546 | Gross: $4.58M
real horror real courageous!
33. Man on Wire (2008)
PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography
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".
Votes: 46,309 | Gross: $2.96M
34. March of the Penguins (2005)
G | 80 min | Documentary, Family
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.
Votes: 50,905 | Gross: $77.44M
being penguin is not easy!
35. Religulous (2008)
R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War
Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.
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
A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.
old version of Baraka. Good. also Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
37. The Workshop (2007)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary
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.
stupid guru, stupid workshop, nice beauties.
38. Three Miles North of Molkom (2008)
107 min | Documentary
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 »
workshop was better, this is even worse.
40. Pornography: A Secret History of Civilisation (1999– )
360 min | Documentary, History
A serious, non-titillating history of pornography, from the earliest days of erotic art right up to the present day's multimedia.
nice. read some excerpts here: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/pornography-secret-history-of.html
43. A Girl's Guide to 21st Century Sex (2006– )
45 min | Documentary
very deep education of sex.
44. My Brilliant Brain (2007– )
60 min | Documentary
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
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
46. The Human Animal (1994– )
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.
48. Sex: The Secret Gate to Eden (2006 Video)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
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
Horizon (1964– )
What is Reality?
50. Is It Real? (2005– )
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?
51. Tribal Wives (2008– )
59 min | Documentary
http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/tribal-wives-2008.html check this link for info, comments and critics.
52. Amazon (2008– )
60 min | Documentary
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 »
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– )
Bruce Parry experiences first hand the day-to-day lives of tribal cultures around the world.
Star: Bruce Parry
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)
This BBC documentary outlines the evidence that suggest that Newton's revolutionary ideas about light came from his secret work as an alchemist.
Newton: less Scientist more Alchemist.
55. Senna (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
Votes: 50,596 | Gross: $1.61M
Nova (1974– )
Becoming Human: First Steps
TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography
Nova examines the early ancestors of mankind and considers weather climate change was the driving force behind our early evolution.
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– )
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.
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
Horizon (1964– )
Can We Make a Star on Earth?
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 »
60. The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down (2006)
R | 92 min | Comedy
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 »
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
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– )
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
63. Prostitution bag sløret (2004)
Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows two young women raising children and supporting drug habits through prostitution in a country ruled by fundamentalists.
64. Sex in the Ancient World: Prostitution in Pompeii (2009 TV Movie)
88 min | History
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 »
Pompeii, city of Rome, 79 AD. A Sex City.
65. Sex in the Ancient World: Egyptian Erotica (2009 TV Movie)
Turin Erotic Papyrus. A Secret World of Egypt. (or Egyptians gods)
66. The Great Rift: Africa's Greatest Story (2010– )
176 min | Documentary
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.
nice: few excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/07/great-rift-africa.html
67. Earthlings (2005)
95 min | Documentary
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.
Civilization ruined humanity!
68. The Pageant (2008)
52 min | Documentary
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.
aka. Best Undressed, Miss Nude Australia.
69. WWE Divas: Undressed (2002 TV Special)
60 min | Documentary, Sport
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.
70. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games.
Votes: 32,357 | Gross: $0.68M
nice, Stieve Wiebe is real hero. Bill is still a kid.
Frontline (1983– )
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary
A documentary exposé inside the global sex slave trade in women from the former Soviet Bloc.
aka. The Real Sex Traffic.
I wonder if there is any way to end it!?
Nova (1974– )
Mars Dead or Alive
TV-G | 57 min | Documentary, Biography
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".
74. Beneath the Veil (2001 TV Movie)
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 »
75. How the Earth Changed History (2010– )
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 »
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
Star: Liza Tarbuck
Much like Big Brother. Excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/07/truth-about-female-desire.html
77. Lost Worlds (2005–2007)
78. The Story of Maths (2008– )
TV-G | Documentary
Four-part series of documentaries about the history of mathematics presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy.
4 parts. Excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Story%20of%20Maths
79. Waste Land (2010)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 7,743 | Gross: $0.19M
99 is not 100.
R | 85 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 13,649 | Gross: $3.41M
81. The Pixar Story (2007)
G | 87 min | Documentary
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 »
82. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy
A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.
Votes: 13,872 | Gross: $0.64M
83. Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007– )
60 min | Documentary
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 »
84. Life in a Day (2011)
PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Drama
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
85. Forks Over Knives (2011)
PG | 90 min | Documentary
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.
or Knives Over Forks?
86. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
G | 90 min | Documentary, History
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
Votes: 13,063 | Gross: $5.23M
90. Origins of Us (2011– )
91. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008– )
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 »
92. Me, My Sex and I (2011)
93. The Soviet Story (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History, War
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.
95. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
G | 99 min | Documentary
Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.
Votes: 15,256 | Gross: $0.94M
97. The Story of Science (2010– )
Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path.
98. One Life (I) (2011)
TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Family
Focuses on the cyclical journey taken by all living creatures, from birth to having youngsters of their own.
This is "Video Excerpts" of BBC Documentary LIFE (2009).
99. Blood in the Mobile (2010)
83 min | Documentary
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.
Nova (1974– )
Smartest Machine on Earth
TV-G | Documentary, Biography
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?