Documentaries that I Watched

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1.
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004 Documentary)
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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. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
2.
Comandante (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary on the director's meeting with Castro. (99 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
3.
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003 Documentary)
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The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara. (107 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
4.
George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin (1994 Documentary)
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(46 mins.)
 
5.
Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991 Documentary)
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Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990. (120 mins.)
Director: Alek Keshishian
 
6.
Real: The Movie (2005 Documentary)
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Five story strands -- some real, some fictionalized -- comprise this officially sanctioned film of Real Madrid, the second richest soccer club in the world. (90 mins.)
Director: Borja Manso
 
7.
Legends of Flight (2010 Documentary)
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LEGENDS OF FLIGHT is a film that will not only delight and entertain the aviation enthusiast but also... (45 mins.)
Director: Stephen Low
 
8.
Jackass 3.5 (2011 Documentary)
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Because too much is never enough! The complete cast and crew of Jackass 3D return with an all-new UNRATED movie... (84 mins.)
Director: Jeff Tremaine
 
9.
The Ultimate Wave Tahiti (2010 Documentary)
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THE ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI plunges audiences into the stunning beauty of an island paradise on a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience... (45 mins.)
Director: Stephen Low
 
10.
Hubble (2010 Documentary)
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An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. (44 mins.)
Director: Toni Myers
 
11.
Search for the Great Sharks (1995 Documentary)
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A journey into the land of sharks. The old myth of swimming killing machines is put against the true nature of those rather peaceful hunters... (38 mins.)
Director: Mal Wolfe
 
12.
Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (2003 Documentary)
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Alvin, a deep-sea mechanized probe, makes a voyage some 12,000 feet underwater to explore the Azores, a constantly-erupting volcanic rift between Europe and North America. (40 mins.)
Director: Stephen Low
 
13.
Under the Sea 3D (2009 Documentary)
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An underwater look at the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas and the impact of global warming on the oceans. (40 mins.)
Director: Howard Hall
Stars: Jim Carrey
 
14.
Greece: Secrets of the Past (2006 Documentary)
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The magic of ancient Greek civilization comes to life in a giant screen adventure! From the Academy Award-nominated producers of Everest, comes a dynamic tale of science, archeological adventure and discovery. (45 mins.)
 
15.
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs (2007 Documentary)
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The grail is not the gold, nor the books of ancient wisdom, but the 3,000 year old DNA of the mummies, which may lead to a cure for malaria. (39 mins.)
Director: Keith Melton
 
16.
Destiny in Space (1994 Documentary)
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Travel up close astronauts as they repair the Hubble Space Telescope and soar above Venus and Mars whilst finding proof of new planets and the possibility of other life forming around distant stars. (40 mins.)
 
17.
The Dream Is Alive (1985 Documentary)
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Traveling on the Space Shuttle, covers training, launch, flight, deployment of LDEF from Challenger in April 1984 (STS-41C). (37 mins.)
Director: Graeme Ferguson
 
18.
Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004 Documentary)
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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. (85 mins.)
 
19.
Touching the Void (2003 Documentary)
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The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. (106 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
20.
Sicko (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
21.
Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
22.
An Inconvenient Truth (2006 Documentary)
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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. (96 mins.)
 
23.
Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
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While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. (100 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
Grizzly Man (2005 Documentary)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
26.
The Road to Guantanamo (2006 Documentary)
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Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge. (95 mins.)
 
27.
Jackass 2.5 (2007 Documentary)
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The crew have now set off to finish what as left over from Jackass 2.0, and in this version they have Wee Man use a 'pee' gun on themselves... (64 mins.)
Director: Jeff Tremaine
 
28.
Jackass: The Movie (2002 Documentary)
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Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time. (87 mins.)
Director: Jeff Tremaine
 
29.
Jackass Number Two (2006 Documentary)
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Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, and the whole crew return to the screen to raise the stakes higher than ever before. (92 mins.)
Director: Jeff Tremaine
 
30.
Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
31.
Earth (2007 Documentary)
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Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth, following the migration paths of four animal families. (90 mins.)
 
32.
Man on Wire (2008 Documentary)
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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". (94 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
33.
Life After People (2008 Documentary)
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Visit the ghostly villages surrounding Chernobyl (abandoned by humans after the 1986 nuclear disaster)... (108 mins.)
Director: David de Vries
 
34.
Sharkwater (2006 Documentary)
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An investigation of sharks' importance to ecosystems and humankind's mass destruction of shark species worldwide. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Stewart
 
35.
The Alps (2007 Documentary)
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John Harlin III attempts to climb the North Face of the Eiger, the site of his father's death 40 years earlier. (45 mins.)
Director: Stephen Judson
 
36.
Amazing Journeys (1999 Documentary)
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Join the sweeping spectacle of hundreds of migrating zebras in the vast plains of East Africa. Witness... (39 mins.)
Director: George Casey
 
37.
The Living Sea (1995 Documentary)
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A survey of the world's oceans, emphasizing the fact that it's a single interconnected ocean, and the dependence of all life on the ocean... (40 mins.)
 
38.
Deep Blue (2003 Documentary)
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The natural history of the oceans (83 mins.)
 
39.
Mystery of the Nile (2005 Documentary)
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Join a team of explorers on the expedition of a lifetime as they set off to become the first to navigate the Blue Nile from source to sea... (48 mins.)
Director: Jordi Llompart
 
40.
Coral Reef Adventure (2003 Documentary)
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Take a once in a lifetime journey across the South Pacific for a spectacular IMAX adventure. Joy, ecstasy... (45 mins.)
 
41.
Africa: The Serengeti (1994 Documentary)
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The Serengeti is a huge area of grassland in Tanzania, Africa. Once a year, in the time of drought,... (39 mins.)
Director: George Casey
 
42.
Blue Planet (1990 Documentary)
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On several Shuttle missions, Earth has been portrayed from places that nobody else could reach. We also... (42 mins.)
Director: Ben Burtt
 
43.
Arctic Tale (2007 Documentary)
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Two narratives -- the life cycle of a mother walrus and her calf, and the life of a polar bear and her cubs -- are used to illustrate the harsh realities of existence in the Arctic. (96 mins.)
 
44.
For All Mankind (1989 Documentary)
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This movie documents the Apollo missions perhaps the most definitively of any movie under two hours... (80 mins.)
Director: Al Reinert
 
45.
Tyson (2008 Documentary)
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A mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson. (90 mins.)
Director: James Toback
 
46.
Woodstock (1970 Documentary)
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. (184 mins.)
 
47.
Deep Sea (2006 Documentary)
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A 3-D digital exploration of the ocean's depths and its creatures. (41 mins.)
Director: Howard Hall
 
48.
Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008 Documentary)
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A journey through space and time. (91 mins.)
Director: Yavar Abbas
 
49.
Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance (2001 Documentary)
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(40 mins.)
Director: Bayley Silleck
 
50.
The Meerkats (2008 Documentary)
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An inspiring exploration of one family's resilience and fortitude shot using innovative and groundbreaking filming techniques. (83 mins.)
 
51.
Amazon (1997 Documentary)
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Both Indian shaman Julio Mamani and ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin seek medicinal plants in the basin of the Amazon River. (38 mins.)
Director: Kieth Merrill
 
52.
Great North (2001 Documentary)
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Martin J. Dignard and William Reeve examine the landscape of the Arctic and long-standing Inuit traditions.
 
53.
Tropical Rainforest (1992 Documentary)
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A spectacular and unforgettable journey into the heart of the remote and far-flung rainforests of Australia... (38 mins.)
Director: Ben Shedd
 
54.
Extreme (1999 Documentary)
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Extreme combines incredible extreme sport action with narration by the athletes and an eclectic, contemporary soundtrack... (40 mins.)
Director: Jon Long
 
55.
Dolphins (2000 Documentary)
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Experience how dolphins live and play, and unravel the mysteries of dolphin communication in this Academy Award-nominated IMAX film which takes you into the complex lives of these fascinating animals. (39 mins.)
 
56.
Morning Light (2008 Documentary)
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Fifteen young sailors... six months of intense training... one chance at the brass ring. This documentary... (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Monroe
 
57.
Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary about a 15-day river-rafting trip on the Colorado River aimed at highlighting water conservation issues. (44 mins.)
 
58.
Super Speedway (2000 Documentary)
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We follow the Newman-Haas (Andretti) racing team through the process of building, testing, and racing for a season... (50 mins.)
Director: Stephen Low
 
59.
Journey Into Amazing Caves (2001 Documentary)
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Meet Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach. These women are compelled to push their limits in hostile environments... (39 mins.)
Director: Steve Judson
 
60.
Microcosmos (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds. (80 mins.)
 
61.
Stormchasers (1995 Documentary)
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Follow the people who follow the storms. Prepare to take a ride inside some of the most extreme weather conditions experienced on earth. (38 mins.)
 
62.
Roving Mars (2006 Documentary)
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A pair of uncrewed vehicles transmit images from Mars. (40 mins.)
Director: George Butler
 
63.
Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (1998 Documentary)
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A look at the Alaskan wilderness throughout the year, from the harsh winters to the rejuvenating spring... (41 mins.)
Director: George Casey
 
64.
Antarctica (1991 Documentary)
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This large format film explores the last great wilderness on earth. It takes you to the coldest, driest... (40 mins.)
Director: John Weiley
Stars: Alex Scott
 
65.
Solarmax (2000 Documentary)
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Solarmax is a 40-minute giant-screen documentary that tells the story of humankind's struggle to understand the sun... (40 mins.)
Director: John Weiley
Stars: Alex Scott
 
66.
Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (2004 Documentary)
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Red Flag is the international training exercise for air forces of allied countries where many of the... (40 mins.)
Director: Stephen Low
 
67.
Hurricane on the Bayou (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. (42 mins.)
 
68.
Australia: Land Beyond Time (2002 Documentary)
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A breathtaking journey through the exotic, surreal and dramatic natural environment of Australia. (42 mins.)
Director: David Flatman
Stars: Alex Scott
 
69.
Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa (2002 Documentary)
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Join a band of trekkers as they journey through rugged terrain and extreme conditions to look out from Africa's highest point in David Breashears' mountain adventure, Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa. (40 mins.)
 
70.
The Greatest Places (1998 Documentary)
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Seven amazing locations in the world - Amazon, Greenland, Iguazu, Madagascar, Namib, Okavango and Tibet - depicted by the Science Museum of Minnesota. (40 mins.)
Director: Mal Wolfe
 
71.
Home (2009 Documentary)
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With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked. (120 mins.)
 
72.
Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
73.
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009 Documentary)
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An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
74.
Michael Jordan to the Max (2000 Documentary)
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(46 mins.)
 
75.
Jackass 3D (2010 Documentary)
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Johnny Knoxville and company return for the third installment of their TV show spin-off, where dangerous stunts and explicit public displays rule. (95 mins.)
Director: Jeff Tremaine
 
76.
OceanWorld 3D (2009 Documentary)
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A 3-D documentary chronicling a sea turtle's journey across the oceans. (81 mins.)
 
77.
The Cove (2009 Documentary)
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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.)
Director: Louie Psihoyos
 
78.
Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
79.
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Documentary)
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The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... (87 mins.)
Director: Banksy
 
80.
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
 
81.
Six Degrees Could Change the World (2008 Documentary)
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The film runs through the effect each degree in temperature change has on the world. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Bowman
 
82.
The Universe (2007 TV Series)
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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. (45 mins.)
 
83.
How the Universe Works (2010 TV Series)
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A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered. (60 mins.)
 
84.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014 Mini-Series)
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A documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. (557 mins.)
 
85.
Planet Earth II (2016 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth. (360 mins.)
 
86.
The World at War (1973 Mini-Series)
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A series of documentaries about World War II. (52 mins.)
 
87.
The Civil War (1990 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War. (680 mins.)
 
88.
Frozen Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic. (60 mins.)
 
89.
Africa (2013 Mini-Series)
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Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.