List of documentaries that I have enjoyed watching and have enriched me. I am very much excited to share this every growing list with you and hope you would enjoy them as much as I do.
Life on Earth
David Attenborough's groundbreaking study of the evolution of life on our planet. (702 mins.)
The Trials of Life
(1990 TV Series)
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.
Life in the Freezer
(1993 TV Series)
Series exploring the natural history of Antarctica. (30 mins.)
The Private Life of Plants
(1995 TV Series)
David Attenborough's study of the world of plants, which demonstrates, with the aid of time-lapse photography, the rich and varied ways in which they flourish. (292 mins.)
The Life of Birds
(1998 TV Series)
David Attenborough's comprehensive and richly detailed study of birds, examining the variety of different species and their ways of life. (489 mins.)
The Life of Mammals
(2002 TV Series)
David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves.
Life in the Undergrowth
David Attenborough's ground-breaking exploration of a group of organisms that are vast in number, yet often too small to be noticed: the invertebrates. (50 mins.)
Life in Cold Blood
(2008 TV Series)
A nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, that looks at the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles.
David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes... (473 mins.)
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. (48 mins.)
The Blue Planet
Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans. (50 mins.)
The Living Planet
(1984 TV Series)
David Attenborough discusses the biomass and life in a variety of eco-systems spanning many of the environments found on Earth (from tropical to polar). (660 mins.)
Attenborough in Paradise
David Attenborough travels to the forests of Papua New Guinea, where 38 of the 42 kinds of bird of paradise are found. (55 mins.)
Nature's Most Amazing Events
This is a documentary series looking at the most dramatic wildlife spectacles on our planet. We see... (49 mins.)
Wild Africa is a nature documentary series exploring the natural history of the African continent. The series comprises six episodes...
An in-depth look at some of China's most impressive natural sites such as the ancient Han kingdom, the Mongol steppes, the Silk Road and the Tibetan Plateau. (60 mins.)
A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean... (353 mins.)
An in-depth look at Russia's most natural wonders including Siberia, Kamchatka, the Artic, Caucasus, Primorye, and the Urals. (360 mins.)
(2007 TV Series)
Wild Caribbean is a four-part nature documentary series exploring the natural and cultural history of the Caribbean Islands and Sea. (50 mins.)
The Great Rift: Africa's Greatest Story
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. (176 mins.)
Over 80% of Madagascar's animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. Discover what made Madagascar so different from the rest of the world, and how evolution ran wild there.
David Attenborough goes back in time to investigate the origins of life.
Great Migrations takes viewers on the epic journeys animals undertake to ensure the survival of their species. (45 mins.)
Tiger: Spy in the Jungle
David Attenborough narrates the lives of four growing tiger cubs using footage collected by hidden-camera-carrying elephants. Over two years, the elephants help capture the most intimate portrayal of tigers ever filmed. (60 mins.)
“ As David Attenborough, narrator of this revealing documentary says: "This is the most intimate portrait of tigers ever seen."
From the day their eyes open and they tumble out of the den, Tiger - Spy in the Jungle captures the day-to-day
lives of four tiny tiger cubs as they grow up alongside their devoted mother in the very heart of India.
The tiger is not only the world's favourite wild animal but also one of the rarest.
To enter the world of this tiger family, John Downer and his wizard team, cameraman Michael Richards
and techno-boffin Geoff Bell, deploy the ultimate all-terrain camera vehicles - elephants - kitted out with the latest high-definition
`secret weapons' of wildlife filmmaking - trunk-cam, tusk-cam and log-cams. The four elephants here in India's Pench national park have
also been taught new filming skills by their mahouts - how to keep a steady trunk and a delicate touch.
As eco-friendly 4X4s, the elephants carry the hefty trunk-cam and smaller tusk-cam wherever the tiger family goes across its
10-square mile territory. The tigers seem oblivious to the elephants and allow them to place trunk-cam right under their whiskers to film.
The elephants also use the devices to film the tigers on the move. The human film crew film from another elephant and control the ele-cams remotely. ” - Kiran Kumar Kuppa
Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them... (50 mins.)
Incredible Human Machine
National Geographic: Incredible Human Machine takes viewers on a two-hour journey through an ordinary... (120 mins.)
Anatomy for Beginners
Controversial anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens shows the beauty of the human body and shows the mysteries of our own bodies... (200 mins.)
Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds
This documentary features state-of-the-art camera technology used to focus on what humans cannot see with the naked eye. (94 mins.)
Journey of Man
Traces the expansion of the human race from central Africa to Asia to the edge of South America. (120 mins.)
The Incredible Human Journey
(2009 TV Series)
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. (60 mins.)
A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. (1120 mins.)
The Missiles of October
(1974 TV Movie)
Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis. (150 mins.)
The Soviet Story
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. (86 mins.)
The Ten Thousand Day War
A comprehensive history of the American stage of the Vietnam War. (52 mins.)
The World at War
A series of documentaries about World War II. (52 mins.)
The French Revolution
Documentary about the bloody beginning, bloodier middle and unceremonious end of the French Revolution, an event that ended in blood the reign of kings in France and laid the foundation for a new - republican - system of government.
The Story of India
Michael Wood visits places and interviews experts all over India to cover the great chapters of the subcontinent's history. (60 mins.)
The Story of Science
Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path.
Earth: The Power of the Planet
(2007 TV Series)
In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature... (60 mins.)
(2007 TV Series)
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. (45 mins.)
Through the Wormhole
(2010 TV Series)
Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity... (60 mins.)
Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe. (60 mins.)
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Mythologist Joseph Campbell presents his ideas about comparative mythology and the ongoing role of myth in human society. (360 mins.)
Himalaya with Michael Palin
(2004 TV Series)
This 2004 BBC television series records comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin's six-month trip across the Himalaya mountain range... (360 mins.)
(1995 TV Series)
Terry Jones presents the history of the medieval religious wars in the middle-east known as the Crusades. (200 mins.)
War and Civilization
This eight part series takes an in-depth look at history of warfare. Shot on location around the world...
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. (92 mins.)
A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked. (120 mins.)
Bharat Ek Khoj
(1988 TV Series)
The 5000-year history of India from its beginnings to independence in 1947.
Letting Go of God
Letting Go of God is a humorous monologue by Julia Sweeney chronicling her search for God. She begins in the Catholic church...