07.1 Documentaries & Knowledge

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1.
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
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Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage... (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Guenette
 
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Nostradamus (1994)
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Recounts the life and loves of the physician, astrologer, and famed prognosticator; his encounters with... (119 mins.)
Director: Roger Christian
 
3.
Nostradamus: Beyond the Prophecies (2001 Documentary)
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Who was Nostradamus? What are his predictions about the future? A documentary about this mysterious man who, according to some investigators, could predict huge events like the Second World War. (52 mins.)
 
4.
Nostradamus: 500 Years Later (2003 Documentary)
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The life story of Nostradamus unfolded in medieval Europe at the time of the Great Plague and the Inquisition...
Director: Scott Paddor
 
5.
Lost Book of Nostradamus (2007 Documentary)
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In 1994, journalist Enza Massa visited the Italian National Library in Rome. While she was researching old texts... (90 mins.)
Director: Kreg Lauterbach
 
6.
Next Nostradamus (2008 Documentary)
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(120 mins.)
 
7.
Nostradamus: 2012 (2009 Documentary)
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Nostradamus' prophecies are interpreted alongside messages from ancient cultures about galactic alignment and the end of the world. (120 mins.)
Director: Andy Pickard
 
8.
The Nostradamus Effect (2009 TV Series)
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Examines the Prophesies of 16th-century French physician Michel de Nostradamus and other ancient prophesy. It compares these prophesies with current global events and sorts significant prophesy from crackpot theory. (60 mins.)
 
9.
2012: The End (2010 Documentary)
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The Mayan Calendar ends on December 21st, 2012. Why does the calendar end? What is going to happen on that date? How is that event going to affect the 7 billion of us living on earth? (51 mins.)
Director: Sean Paul
 
10.
2012 (2009)
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A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind. (158 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
11.
Ancient Aliens (2009 TV Series)
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Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing. (90 mins.)
 
12.
UFO Hunters (2008 TV Series)
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Follows a group of experts as they scrutinize some of history's most intriguing UFO accounts.
 
13.
Area 51 (1996 Video Game)
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An alien virus at Area 51 military base has infected the workers, and the aliens are quickly spreading...
 
14.
Signs (2002)
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A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come. (106 mins.)
 
15.
Roswell (1999 TV Series)
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The lives of three young alien/human hybrids with extraordinary gifts in Roswell. (42 mins.)
 
16.
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
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A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way. (119 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
 
17.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. (45 mins.)
 
18.
The X Files (1998)
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Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth. (121 mins.)
Director: Rob Bowman
 
19.
The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
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Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent. (104 mins.)
Director: Chris Carter
 
20.
Fire in the Sky (1993)
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An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975. (109 mins.)
 
21.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
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After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. (137 mins.)
 
22.
Finding Atlantis (2011 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Graeme Ball
 
23.
Decoding the Past: Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle (2005 Documentary)
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Researchers use current scientific knowledge and investigative techniques to study the riddle of the Bermuda Triangle. (120 mins.)
Director: Bill Brummel
 
24.
Universe (1999 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
Stars: John Hurt
 
25.
National Geographic Specials (1965 TV Series)
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For over 30 years, the National Geographic Society has presented specials on nature, foreign culture... (60 mins.)
 
26.
Anthropology: A Study of People (1970 Documentary)
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The Spanish Conquistadores wrote down the history of Peru's ancient civilizations, as told to them by the Inca... (17 mins.)
Director: Wayne Mitchell
 
27.
Sex BC (2002 Mini-Series)
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(49 mins.)
 
28.
The Brain (2008 Documentary)
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Scientists are only now beginning to understand the most complex machine in the known universe - the brain... (90 mins.)
 
29.
Psychology of Human Behavior (2006 Documentary)
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The engineering psychologist, Professor David W. Martin, provides a basic introduction to the complex discipline of psychology, looking back to its history and forward to where it might lead us. (1080 mins.)
 
30.
Biography (1987 TV Series)
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The life and work of the great and influential psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), is examined. Archive footage of Freud and a unique sound recording of his voice are included. (60 mins.)
 
31.
Freud (1962)
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This pseudobiographical movie depicts five years from 1885 on in the life of the Viennese psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)... (140 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
32.
A Dangerous Method (2011)
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A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. (99 mins.)
 
33.
The Miracle Worker (2000 TV Movie)
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A television remake of William Gibson's classic play about Annie Sullivan's efforts to draw Helen Keller from her world of darkness, blindness, deafness and silence. (95 mins.)
Director: Nadia Tass
 
34.
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
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The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine. (86 mins.)
 
35.
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1998 Mini-Series)
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Documentary series retracing the journey of Alexander the Great across sixteen countries. (240 mins.)
Director: David Wallace
 
36.
Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire (2001 TV Series)
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(50 mins.)
 
37.
Cleopatra (1963)
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. (192 mins.)
 
38.
Mysteries of the Freemasons (2006 Documentary)
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Special examines the origins of the Freemasons and their putative roots in the stonemasons of the Temple of Solomon and the Knights Templar...
 
39.
National Geographic: Hitler and the Occult (2007 Documentary)
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The world knows how the Third Reich ended. Few know how it began. Mystics now forgotten by history conjured... (60 mins.)
Director: Tudor Applen
 
40.
Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985 TV Movie)
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The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut... (135 mins.)
Director: Jim Goddard
 
41.
Unsolved Mysteries (1987 TV Series)
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Reality based TV series that combines dramatic re-enactments with interviews to tell stories of REAL mysteries. (60 mins.)
 
42.
Forensic Files (1996 TV Series)
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A series featuring detailed accounts on how notable crimes and diseases were solved through forensic science. (30 mins.)
Director: Richard Monahan
 
43.
Biography (1987 TV Series)
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told. (60 mins.)
 
44.
The Men Who Killed Kennedy (1988 Mini-Series)
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A detailed examination of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, with emphasis on the discrepancies and inconsistencies in the government's official version of events.
 
45.
JFK (1991)
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A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. (189 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
46.
The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After (2009 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes look at November 22, 1963 from the unique perspective of Lyndon Johnson. On his pivotal first day as President... (120 mins.)
 
47.
JFK: The Lost Bullet (2011 Documentary)
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48.
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009 Documentary)
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"The Most Dangerous Man in America" is the story of what happens when a former Pentagon insider, armed only with his conscience... (92 mins.)
 
49.
Bill Clinton: His Life (2004 Documentary)
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(111 mins.)
 
50.
The Special Relationship (2010 TV Movie)
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A dramatization that traces former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. (93 mins.)
 
51.
Barack Obama: People's President (2009 Documentary)
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An investigation into the grassroots campaign and unprecedented Internet strategy that combined to vault President Obama into the White House... (90 mins.)
Director: Danny Schechter
 
52.
The Pre & Post Debate Commentary Live (2014 Mini-Series)
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53.
Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)
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The stirring true story of Franklin D. Roosevelt's battle with polio in 1921. (121 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
54.
Extreme Machines (1998 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
55.
Air Emergency (2003 TV Series)
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Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses. (60 mins.)
 
56.
911 Mysteries Part 1: Demolitions (2006 Documentary)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Smallstorm
 
57.
Zero (2009)
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A story about love and hatred, about those who cheat and who are cheated, about violence and sex and surprising secrets which we learn within these strange twenty four hours. (110 mins.)
Director: Pawel Borowski
 
58.
102 Minutes That Changed America (2008 Documentary)
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The morning of September 11, 2001 is shown through multiple video cameras in New York City, from the moment the first WTC tower is hit until after both towers collapse. (98 mins.)
 
59.
Frontline (1983 TV Series)
Episode: The Man Who Knew (2002)
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Investigative journalist documentaries. (60 mins.)
 
60.
History Specials (2010 TV Series)
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This is the inside story of the 10 ways the US government has tried to capture or kill the most wanted man in history--Osama bin Laden...
 
61.
United 93 (2006)
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A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
62.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
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A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (129 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
63.
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
 
64.
The Awful Truth (1999 TV Series)
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Activist film director Michael Moore hosts a show where he continues his crusade to expose wrongdoing by the high and mighty. (30 mins.)
Director: Tom Gianas
 
65.
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
 
66.
Titanic (1997)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
67.
Deep Inside the Titanic (1999 Documentary)
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Remote submersibles explore the legendary liner, traveling down hallways and into ballrooms and living quarters, concentrating on the bow to midships, where the vessel broke in half. Also: stories of passengers. (47 mins.)
 
68.
Ghosts of the Abyss (2003 Documentary)
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James Cameron and Bill Paxton, director and actor of the 1997 film Titanic, travel to the final undersea resting place of the ill-fated ship of dreams. (61 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
69.
The True Story (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Titanic's Final Moments (2006)
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“ the real Jack Dawson ” - Alex DuVon
 
70.
Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces (2006 Documentary)
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Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces has made international headlines announcing their location of two new pieces of the legendary ship at 12,400 ft below the Atlantic, These pieces shed new light on the World's most famous ship wreck. (120 mins.)
Director: Kirk Wolfinger
 
71.
Titanic at 100: Mystery Solved (2012 Documentary)
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A team of technicians and scientist undertake a thorough site survey of the Titanic shipwreck area to examine how the passenger ship sank. (88 mins.)
 
72.
Biography (1987 TV Series)
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told. (60 mins.)
 
73.
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
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Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people. (154 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
74.
Columbus: The Lost Voyage (2007 TV Movie)
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The story of one of the most famous men in history. You might think you know him - the heroic and successful discoverer of America. Now think again. (120 mins.)
Director: Anna Thomson
 
75.
Leaving Amish Paradise (2011 Documentary)
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Documentary following the lives of two Amish families leaving the only world they've ever known and trying to get to grips with the modern world...
Director: Andrew Tait
 
76.
La crim' (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Le syndrome d'Asperger (2002)
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(52 mins.)
 
77.
Mozart and the Whale (2005)
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A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship. (94 mins.)
Director: Petter Næss
 
78.
Adam (2009)
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Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth. (99 mins.)
Director: Max Mayer
 
79.
My Brilliant Brain (2007 TV Series)
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My Brilliant Brain is a compelling three part documentary series exploring the incredible inner workings of the human brain... (60 mins.)
 
80.
60 Minutes (1968 TV Series)
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"A Lobbyist's Playbook" rebroadcasts a segment on former Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff. "Redshirting"... (60 mins.)
Director: Arthur Bloom
 
81.
Chess (2003 Video)
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The Soviet chess player Anatolij meets the American chess player Freddie in Italy where a grand chess championship is held. There, their pasts and love affairs starts to affect the competition, forcing them to face their inner feelings. (127 mins.)
Director: Lars Rudolfsson
 
82.
Bobby Fischer Live (2009)
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A bio about the life of Bobby Fischer. (105 mins.)
Director: Damian Chapa
 
83.
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer. (109 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
 
84.
$40 a Day (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Vancouver Canada (2002)
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Food Network celebrity chef Rachael Ray travels to various destinations and attempts to eat three meals for $40 a day. (30 mins.)
Director: Don Colliver
 
85.
Travel Channel Secrets Of (2002 TV Series)
Episode: New Zealand (2002)
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Stars: Susan Lay
 
87.
Girl Meets Hawaii (2000 TV Series)
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88.
Zimbabwe (2008)
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(84 mins.)
Director: Darrell Roodt
 
89.
The Rageh Omaar Report: The Party's Over (2010 Documentary)
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In June 2010, the eyes of the world were on South Africa as it hosted the largest international sporting event - the FIFA World Cup... (46 mins.)
 
90.
Lost Civilizations (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Africa: A History Denied (1995)
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Uncover the hidden history of Africa's great coastal kingdoms and its mysterious counterparts in the heartland of Zimbabwe and southern Africa... (40 mins.)
 
91.
Winnie Mandela (2011)
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A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration. (104 mins.)
Director: Darrell Roodt
 
92.
African Cats (2011 Documentary)
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A nature documentary centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild. (89 mins.)
 
93.
The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos (2008 Documentary)
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The mysterious lives of flamingos are captured on film with a birds-eye view of the animals living in Africa. (78 mins.)
 
94.
Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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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.)
 
95.
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
 
96.
Aftermath: Population Zero (2008 Documentary)
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Ever wondered what the world would be like without any humans? (90 mins.)
 
97.
Monsterquest (2007 TV Series)
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The series explores strange and unknown creatures that have been allegedly spotted by witnesses in various parts of the country and the world. (45 mins.)
 
98.
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)
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Fierce competition among sponge fishermen forces a Greek-American family to fish in the dangerous 12-mile reef area off the western coast of Florida. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert D. Webb
 
99.
Deep Rising (1998)
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A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first. (106 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
 
100.
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.)