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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.)
 
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The Story of Science (2010 Mini-Series)
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Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path.
 
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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.)
 
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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.)
 
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Ancient Discoveries (2003 TV Series)
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The remarkable story of Ancient inventions. (60 mins.)
 
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Cities of the Underworld (2007 TV Series)
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As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld. (43 mins.)
 
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Engineering an Empire (2005 TV Series)
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A series of documentaries that go over the world's history and it's many accomplishments.
 
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Curious and Unusual Deaths (2009 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
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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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A Traveler's Guide to the Planets (2010 TV Series)
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A travel guide to the very alien planets of our Solar System. (45 mins.)
Stars: Bray Poor
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
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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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Coyote (2011 Documentary)
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A group of documentary filmmakers travel to Mexico to try to cross back into America with a group of illegal immigrants. (76 mins.)
 
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The Sojourners (2012 Documentary)
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A filmmaker and his son journey to the other side of the world in search of understanding one of the most mysterious places on earth. (83 mins.)
Director: Steven Scaffidi
 
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Wild Pacific (2009 Mini-Series)
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A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean...
 
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Through the Wormhole (2010 TV Series)
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Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity... (60 mins.)
 
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Cosmos (1980 Mini-Series)
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe. (60 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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Nova (1974 TV Series)
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Science documentaries about various topics.
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Known Universe (2009 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Stephen Hawking's Universe (1997 Mini-Series)
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6-part documentary series from arguably the greatest scientific mind in the world, the wheelchair-bound Stephen Hawking... (360 mins.)
 
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The Elegant Universe (2003 Mini-Series)
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A documentary examining string theory. (60 mins.)
 
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Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008 Documentary)
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A journey through space and time. (91 mins.)
Director: Yavar Abbas
 
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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
 
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Extreme Universe (2010 TV Series)
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Life in Cold Blood (2008 TV Series)
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A nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, that looks at the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles.
 
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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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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
 
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Crumb (1994 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family. (119 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows Dr. Patricia C. Wright's mission to help lemurs, the highly evolved creatures who arrived on Madagascar millions of years ago as castaways but are now highly endangered. (39 mins.)
Director: David Douglas
 
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Wheel of Time (2003 Documentary)
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Wheel of Time is Werner Herzog's photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, India. (81 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Into the Abyss (2011 Documentary)
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Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Blackfish (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. (83 mins.)
 
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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011 Documentary)
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A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic... (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
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Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
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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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Wild China (2008 Mini-Series)
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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.)
 
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Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary about evolution.
 
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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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Kingdom of Plants 3D (2012 TV Series)
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3D technology reveals a whole new dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful... (50 mins.)
 
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Let's Make Money (2008 Documentary)
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Most of us don't know where their money is. However, one thing is for certain, it's is not in the bank to which we entrusted it. The bank and our money is already a part of the cycle of the global money market. (110 mins.)
 
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The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (2004 Documentary)
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The modern suburbs have ultimately become an unsustainable way of living. They were originally developed in an era of cheap oil... (78 mins.)
Director: Gregory Greene
 
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I.O.U.S.A. (2008 Documentary)
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Few are aware that America may be on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. explores the country's shocking current fiscal condition and ways to avoid a national economic disaster. (85 mins.)
Director: Patrick Creadon
 
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Tapped (2009 Documentary)
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Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. (76 mins.)