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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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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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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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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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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.
 
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The Natural World (1983 TV Series)
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Jungle tigers are turning into man-eaters in the exotic island of Sumatra. Now a maverick millionaire is catching the killers and releasing them on his land. Is this madness, or could it save them from extinction?
Director: Brian Leith
 
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The Natural World (1983 TV Series)
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.
Director: Brian Leith
 
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Lost Land of the Tiger (2010 Mini-Series)
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BBC biologist and military veteran Steve Backshall joins a team of scientists in Bhutan to determine...
 
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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008 Documentary)
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A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son. (95 mins.)
Director: Kurt Kuenne
 
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The 11th Hour (2007 Documentary)
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A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems. (95 mins.)
 
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An Inconvenient Truth (2006 Documentary)
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Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary at Sundance. (96 mins.)
 
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Blue Gold (2007 Documentary)
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Director: Dan Weecks
 
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Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary)
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An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Kenner
 
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The Four Year Plan (2011 Documentary)
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The story of Queens Park Rangers FC's comeback from the brink of bankruptcy in 2007. (99 mins.)
Director: Mat Hodgson
 
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The End of the Line (2009 Documentary)
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Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends. (85 mins.)
Director: Rupert Murray
 
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Reincarnated (2012 Documentary)
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Hip-Hop artist Snoop Dogg changes his name to Snoop Lion, travels to Jamaica, immerses himself in Rastafarian culture, and produces his first reggae record. (96 mins.)
Director: Andy Capper
 
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The Yes Men Fix the World (2009 Documentary)
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Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events. (87 mins.)
 
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Andrew Marr's History of the World (2012 TV Series)
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Andrew Marr's History of the World is a 2012 BBC documentary television series presented by Andrew Marr...
 
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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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The Crisis of Civilization (2011 Documentary)
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The Crisis Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster... (82 mins.)
Director: Dean Puckett
 
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Life in a Day (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010. (95 mins.)
 
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The Bridge (2006 Documentary)
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People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary... (94 mins.)
Director: Eric Steel
 
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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007 Documentary)
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Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games. (79 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
 
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Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero (2013 Mini-Series)
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Brit comedian and nature lover Bill Bailey introduces us to naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace, contemporary of Charles Darwin and independent discoverer of the mechanics of natural selection and biological evolution.
 
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Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates (2013 TV Series)
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David Attenborough embarks on a remarkable 500 million-year journey revealing the extraordinary group of animals that dominate our world, and how their evolution defines our human bodies. (60 mins.)
Director: David Lee
 
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The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis (2004 Documentary)
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The Question of God: C.S. Lewis & Sigmund Freud is a four-hour series for public television that explores... (225 mins.)
Director: Catherine Tatge
 
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George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs. (208 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
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Flow: For Love of Water (2008 Documentary)
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Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause. (93 mins.)
Director: Irena Salina
 
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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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Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005 Documentary)
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A look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities. (98 mins.)
 
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The Spirit of '45 (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society. (94 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
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Wonders of the Universe (2011 Mini-Series)
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Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light... (59 mins.)
 
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Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998 TV Series)
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Louis Theroux documents some of the US's most bizarre happenings, events and rituals, by getting involved himself... (60 mins.)
 
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Louis Theroux: Behind Bars (2008 Documentary)
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For two weeks, Theroux visits the San Quentin State Prison. (60 mins.)
Director: Stuart Cabb
 
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The Dhamma Brothers (2008 Documentary)
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East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison-the end of the line in Alabama's... (76 mins.)
 
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Stephen Hawking: Master of the Universe (2008 TV Series)
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(58 mins.)
 
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24 Hours in A&E (2011 TV Series)
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British television series following the hard and dedicated work of the NHS doctors and nurses battling to keep Britain alive and well. (60 mins.)
 
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Bigfoot Files (2013 TV Series)
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How Video Games Changed the World (2013 Documentary)
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Charlie Brooker takes you on a journey through time to show the most influential video games on everyday life. (120 mins.)
 
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On Death Row (2012 TV Series)
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An inside look at a maximum security prison in Texas featuring interviews with death row inmates. (49 mins.)
 
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The Real Man's Road Trip: Sean & Jon Go West (2012 Mini-Series)
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Unreported World (2000 TV Series)
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Channel 4's acclaimed current affairs documentary strand in which reporters travel around the world uncovering stories overlooked by the world's media.
 
43.
David Blaine: Real or Magic (2013 TV Movie)
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Magician David Blaine ventures across America from New York to Los Angeles, performing to various celebrities and the general public. (90 mins.)
Director: Matthew Akers
 
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The House I Live In (2012 Documentary)
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From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy. (108 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
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Dirty Wars (2013 Documentary)
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Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars. (87 mins.)
Director: Rick Rowley
 
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Stolen Seas (2012 Documentary)
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Stolen Seas presents a chilling exploration of the Somali pirate phenomenon and forces you to rethink everything you thought you knew about pirates... (90 mins.)
Director: Thymaya Payne
 
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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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McCullin (2012 Documentary)
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To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists... (91 mins.)
 
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War Photographer (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever. (96 mins.)
Director: Christian Frei