Nature Documentaries

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The Blue Planet (2001 Mini-Series)
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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. (50 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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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. (533 mins.)
 
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Wonders of the Solar System (2010 Mini-Series)
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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. (60 mins.)
Stars: Brian Cox
 
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The Life of Birds (1998 TV Series)
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David Attenborough's comprehensive and richly detailed study of birds, examining the variety of different species and their ways of life. (489 mins.)
 
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The Life of Mammals (2002 TV Series)
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves.
 
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Frozen Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic. (60 mins.)
 
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Catastrophe (2008 TV Series)
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Catastrophe or opportunity depends on your perspective as a victim or survivor. But from the perspective of species catastrophes are an important part of the engine of evolution as this highly scientific series explains.
 
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Europe: A Natural History (2005 TV Series)
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(50 mins.)
 
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Human Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them... (50 mins.)
Stars: John Hurt
 
10.
Life (2009 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes... (473 mins.)
 
11.
The Trials of Life (1990 TV Series)
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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.
Director: Michael Gunton
 
12.
Life in the Freezer (1993 TV Series)
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Series exploring the natural history of Antarctica. (30 mins.)
 
13.
The Besieged Fortress (2006 Documentary)
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A look at the disastrous effects a rain flood has on a termite community. (82 mins.)
 
14.
Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009 Mini-Series)
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This is a documentary series looking at the most dramatic wildlife spectacles on our planet. We see... (49 mins.)
 
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Life in the Undergrowth (2005 Mini-Series)
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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.)
 
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Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007 TV Series)
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In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature... (60 mins.)
 
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How the Earth Changed History (2010 Mini-Series)
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In each episode, geologist Iain Stewart describes how a certain geological force played a determinant part in human history...
 
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How to Grow a Planet (2012 TV Series)
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Geologist Ian Stewart explain in three stages of natural history the crucial interaction of our very planet's physiology and its unique wildlife... (60 mins.)
 
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Naked Science (2004 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Oceans (2009 Documentary)
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An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world. (104 mins.)
 
21.
Les ailes de la nature (2002 TV Series)
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(153 mins.)
Director: Jacques Cluzaud
 
22.
Microcosmos (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds. (80 mins.)
 
23.
Winged Migration (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents. (98 mins.)
 
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Genesis (2004 Documentary)
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Encounters at the End of the World (2007 Documentary)
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Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there. (99 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
26.
March of the Penguins (2005 Documentary)
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. (80 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
27.
The Fox & the Child (2007)
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It has been described as both a nature documentary and a "fairy tale" look at the story of young girl and her friendship with a fox. (92 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
28.
The Bear (1988)
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An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters. (96 mins.)
 
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Ushuaïa nature (1998 TV Series)
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In each episode, an exotic part of the world, of various extent, either on land and/or in the sea, defined by natural geography or human population... (90 mins.)