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1. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.3
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 26,943

2. Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity (2006)

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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A visualization and general introduction to the phenomenon of "black holes", including speculation on their origin and contents.

Director: Thomas Lucas | Star: Liam Neeson

Votes: 43

3. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Black Holes (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.5
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Black Holes,the most powerful destroyers in the Universe, the most mysterious phenomena in the heavens. For years they were only speculation, now modern astronomy is proving them ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Chinn | Stars: Mike Rowe, Michio Kaku, Lawrence Krauss, Phil Plait

Votes: 127

4. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Monster Black Holes (2008)

Documentary, Adventure

7.1
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Follow a basic explanation of what a black hole is an how it forms, this program explores what happen near and even inside a black hole based on current theories of gravitation. The great ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Lucas | Stars: Paul Davies, Andrew J.S. Hamilton, Kip Thorne, Tiziana Di Matteo

Votes: 21

5. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Supermassive Black Holes (2000)

Documentary

7.6
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Horizon examines supermassive black holes and the recent discovery that they are crucial to the formation of galaxies. Supermassive black holes were originally hypothesized to explain ... See full summary »

Stars: John Shrapnel, Andrew Fruchter, Sandra Faber, John Kormendy

Votes: 76

6. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Black Holes of Gravity (1973)

Documentary

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7. The Complete Cosmos (1998– )
Episode: Black Holes, Dark Matter

Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

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8. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Dark Matter (2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Scientists hunt for dark matter in the strangest of places. They know where it is, what it does and can sort of see it if they look in the right way. They just can't quite figure out what ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Cohen | Stars: Erik Thompson, Dan Bauer, Richard Ellis, Michio Kaku

Votes: 77

9. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Supernovas (2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Although supernovas are associated with the death of stars they also seed the universe with heavy elements that comprise rocky planets like Earth and living creatures. Due to their ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Papadopoulos | Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Don Lamb, Stefan Immler

Votes: 62

10. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Supernovas (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.2
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Stars are not eternal; they are dying in unimaginably large explosions called supernovas. Second only to the Big Bang, these explosions are where creation and destruction meet. Only now ... See full summary »

Director: Shaun Trevisick | Stars: Mike Rowe, Michio Kaku, Michelle Thaller, Robert P. Kirshner

Votes: 84

11. The Final Frontier? A Horizon Guide to the Universe (2012 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.6
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Director: Laura Mulholland | Stars: Dallas Campbell, Chris Burrows, Brian Cox, Alavaro de Rujula

Votes: 19

12. Wonders of the Universe (I) (2011– )

TV-G | 59 min | Documentary

8.9
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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, gravity, energy, matter and time. With ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Cox, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 3,243

13. Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010– )

Documentary

8.6
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In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Melissa Ricci, Christopher Goh

Votes: 4,387

14. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: How Big Is the Universe? (2012)

Documentary

7.7
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Following the cosmologists who are attempting to map the universe, and beyond.

Director: Kenny Scott | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Anthony Aguirre, Sean Carroll, Janna Levin

Votes: 53

15. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Big Bang (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.1
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This is the greatest story ever told, the creation of everything us. The programme investigates how the Universe came into existence out of nothing, and how it grew from a miniscule point, ... See full summary »

Director: Louise Say | Stars: Mike Rowe, Michio Kaku, Stephen Hawking, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 133

16. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Galaxies (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.4
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Galaxies, home to stars, planets and us, come in all shapes and sizes. Witnesses the evolution of galaxies; from clouds of cold gas floating in the voids of space 13 billion years ago, to the magnificent spirals that fill our night sky.

Director: Louise Say | Stars: Mike Rowe, Lawrence Krauss, Michio Kaku, Michael Strauss

Votes: 104

17. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Stars (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.4
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The story of how stars were made by the Universe and how Stars then went on to engineer everything else in that very universe. They changed the Universe by spawning further generations of ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Chinn | Stars: Mike Rowe, Lawrence Krauss, Michelle Thaller, Michio Kaku

Votes: 100

18. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Planets (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.0
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There are just eight planets in our solar system, but there could be a hundred billion planets in our Milky Way galaxy alone. This show follows the journey of planets as they grow from ... See full summary »

Director: Lorne Townend | Stars: Mike Rowe, Geoff Marcy, Steve Squyres, Claudia Alexander

Votes: 81

19. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Solar Systems (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.0
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Is our solar system unique? Since the first discovery of a planet orbiting another star, some 280 alien solar systems have been identified. It's only by looking at solar systems far beyond ... See full summary »

Director: Lorne Townend | Stars: Mike Rowe, Geoff Marcy, Michelle Thaller, Stan Love

Votes: 83

20. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Moons (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.1
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Moons come in every possible shape and size. Home to incredible natural phenomena like gigantic geysers and colossal volcanoes, moons also offer perhaps the best chance of finding alien ... See full summary »

Director: Shaun Trevisick | Stars: Mike Rowe, Chris McKay, David Grinspoon, Dan Durda

Votes: 85

21. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Volcanoes (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

7.9
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Scientists are discovering volcanoes on worlds we once thought dead. From our nearest planetary neighbour to tiny moons billions of miles away, today we are discovering volcanoes on alien ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Hearle | Stars: Erik Dellums, Michelle Thaller, Michio Kaku, Phil Plait

Votes: 59

22. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Megastorms - The Winds of Creation (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.0
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On Earth, violent and destructive storms create new opportunities for life. In our quest to discover if we are alone in the universe, we shouldn't just look for worlds, we should look for ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Hearle | Stars: Erik Dellums, David Grinspoon, Michelle Thaller, Michio Kaku

Votes: 48

23. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Planets from Hell (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.3
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Over the last twenty years we have discovered an extraordinary zoo of planetary nightmares outside our own solar system, all of them truly wild worlds, a collection of monsters. Now we must... See full summary »

Director: Kate Dart | Stars: Erik Dellums, Michio Kaku, Michelle Thaller, Phil Plait

Votes: 56

24. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Megaflares - Cosmic Firestorms (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.1
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The Universe is a magnetic minefield. The Sun spits out flares capable of battering life on Earth. But out there in space lie the true magnetic monsters. As we uncover dangerous megaflares ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Dart | Stars: Erik Dellums, Phil Plait, Natalie Batalha, Michelle Thaller

Votes: 42

25. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Extreme Orbits - Clockwork and Creation (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.1
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The only reason life on Earth is possible is because of our stable orbit around the Sun. Elsewhere in the Universe, orbits are chaotic, violent and destructive. On the largest scale, orbits... See full summary »

Director: Adam Warner | Stars: Erik Dellums, Michelle Thaller, Phil Plait, Michio Kaku

Votes: 50

26. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Comets - Frozen Wanderers (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.3
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We follow the odyssey of a comet as it sails through space, watching every move as it evolves from a chunk of ice and rock into an active nucleus engulfed in a gaseous haze. What we learn ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Warner | Stars: Erik Dellums, Phil Plait, Peter Schultz, Michio Kaku

Votes: 45

27. The Universe (2007– )

45 min | Documentary, History

8.9
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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.

Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly, Clifford V. Johnson

Votes: 4,418

28. The Elegant Universe (2003– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.4
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A documentary examining string theory.

Stars: Michael Duff, Michael B. Green, Brian Greene, Walter Lewin

Votes: 1,993

29. Stephen Hawking's Universe (1997– )

360 min | Documentary

8.3
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6-part documentary series from arguably the greatest scientific mind in the world, the wheelchair-bound Stephen Hawking, which describes all current thinking on the Big Bang, origins of the... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Hawking, Eugene Babaev, Jeff Rawle, Gregory Benford

Votes: 834

30. Wonders of the Solar System (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.8
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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.

Stars: Brian Cox, Don Giuliano, Alan Hildebrand, Richard Hoover

Votes: 3,739

31. Hubble 3D (2010)

G | 44 min | Documentary

7.8
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79 Metascore

An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

Director: Toni Myers | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Scott D. Altman, Megan McArthur, Andrew J. Feustel

Votes: 3,726 | Gross: $51.99M

32. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Are we still Evolving? (2011)

Documentary

7.2
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Dr Alice Roberts asks one of the great questions about our species: are we still evolving? There's no doubt that we're a product of millions of years of evolution. But thanks to modern ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Bootle | Stars: Alice Roberts, Cynthia Beall, Mark Hodson, Steve Jones

Votes: 42

33. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: What is Reality? (2011)

Documentary

7.8
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Director: Helen Shariatmadari | Stars: Bernard Hill, Craig Hogan, Jacobo Konigsberg, Seth Lloyd

Votes: 60

34. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Can We Make a Star on Earth? (2009)

Documentary

8.4
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Professor Brian Cox takes a global journey in search of the energy source of the future. Called nuclear fusion, it is the process that fuels the sun and every other star in the universe. ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Cox, Stirling Colgate, Steve Cowley, Alex Filippenko

Votes: 42

35. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Mars Dead or Alive (2004)

TV-G | 57 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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NOVA goes behind the scenes at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to offer a look at the construction and launch of two Martian exploratory rovers: "Spirit" and "Opportunity".

Director: Mark Davis | Stars: Mark Adler, Jim Colvin, Juan R. Cruz, George H. Diller

Votes: 31

36. Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary

8.6
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A journey through space and time.

Director: Yavar Abbas | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Sean Pertwee

Votes: 3,117

37. The Story of Science (2010– )

Documentary

8.3
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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.

Stars: Michael Mosley, Robert W. Allan, Marlon Beale, Simon Chaplin

Votes: 538

38. Cosmic Voyage (1996)

36 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Where do we fit in with the universe? This film seeks to explore our place among the ever-expanding universe.

Director: Bayley Silleck | Star: Morgan Freeman

Votes: 630

39. Nova (1974– )
Episode: The Fabric of the Cosmos: What is Space? (2011)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, Biography

8.6
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Simple, obvious, ever-present aspects of our daily lives give scientists fits trying to understand them. One of these aspects is space which physicists are convinced is something more than ... See full summary »

Directors: Graham Judd, Sabin Streeter | Stars: Christopher Berger, Raphael Bousso, Robert Cannon, Anne DeAcetis

Votes: 174

40. For All Mankind (1989)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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An in-depth look at various NASA moon landing missions, starting with Apollo 8.

Director: Al Reinert | Stars: Jim Lovell, Kenneth Mattingly, Russell Schweickart, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 3,862 | Gross: $0.77M

41. Nova (1974– )
Episode: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap (2011)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, Biography

8.6
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This program explains some of the weirdest aspects of quantum mechanics: uncertainty and entanglement. Despite the absurdity of these behaviors they have been confirmed time and again and ... See full summary »

Directors: Julia Cort, Josh Rosen | Stars: Allan Adams, Christopher Mark Chan, Palaiseau John Clauser, Frank Cuervo

Votes: 163

42. Brave New World with Stephen Hawking (2011– )

46 min

8.3
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These machines will completely transform the way we live. Be whisked into the future in a driverless car, then watch as motorized artificial limbs transform paraplegics into pedestrians--and average humans into bionic miracles.

Stars: Stephen Hawking, Kathy Sykes, David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins

Votes: 108

43. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Stephen Hawking's Universe (2009)

Documentary, Adventure

7.3
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Director: Gabriella Polletta | Stars: Sean Carroll, Eric Meyers

Votes: 7

44. Stephen Hawking: Master of the Universe (2008– )

58 min | Documentary

7.6
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Stars: Judith Croasdell, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Nigel Whitney

Votes: 60

45. Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible (2009– )
Episode: How to Explore the Universe (2009)

TV-G | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.5
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Star: Michio Kaku

Votes: 13

46. Exploring Space: The Quest for Life (2006 TV Movie)

115 min | Documentary

8.1
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Directors: Kensuke Kishi, Kazuhiro Kitano, Toshihito Matsumoto, Hideki Miyamoto, Jun Ochiai | Star: Deb Fialkow

Votes: 29

47. The Complete Cosmos (1998– )

10 min | Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A travel by the wonders of the universe as brief as unforgettable.

Star: Jon Snow

Votes: 40

48. Cosmic Collisions (2009– )

Documentary

7.2
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Star: Michael Carroll

Votes: 18

49. Obsessed & Scientific (2005)

26 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Obsessed & Scientific is a documentary about the possibility of time travel and the people who dream about it.

Director: Jay Cheel | Stars: Larry Haber, Michio Kaku, Robert Niosi

Votes: 24

50. Creation of the Universe (1985 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary

8.3
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Trip through the creation of the Universe from the Bog Bang to the frontiers of science. Musical score from Brian Eno. Includes visits with great thinkers.

Stars: Timothy Ferris, Murray Gell-Mann, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 70

51. The Planets (1999– )

390 min | Documentary

8.5
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The Planets is a made for television documentary series that explores in depth the planets that make up our solar system.

Stars: Mark Halliley, Donald Black, Jerry Soften, Sasa Vasilievski

Votes: 1,273

52. Seeing in the Dark (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.3
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Stargazing is the subject of Seeing in the Dark, a 60-minute, state-of-the-art, high-definition (HDTV) documentary written, produced and narrated by award-winning filmmaker, journalist and ... See full synopsis »

Director: Nigel Ashcroft | Stars: Daniel Bisque, Matthew Bisque, Steve Bisque, Tom Bisque

Votes: 35

53. The Singularity (2009)

30 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

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An annual international conference of artificial intelligence experts takes a strange turn when the computers begin to take over. The more the participants fight back, the more the ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Fritz, Joan Jenkinson | Stars: Louise Bjorlin Svozil, Eva Dogan, Eve Fritz, Lorraine Garnett

54. Roving Mars (2006)

G | 40 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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58 Metascore

A pair of uncrewed vehicles transmit images from Mars.

Director: George Butler | Stars: Paul Newman, Steve Squyres, Rob Manning, Charles Elachi

Votes: 920 | Gross: $10.40M

55. Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)

Unrated | 40 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.0
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71 Metascore

This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon. It provides a romantic, inspirational depiction of the Apollo astronauts travels on the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cowen | Stars: Tom Hanks, John Corbett, Andrew Husmann, Bryan Cranston

Votes: 842 | Gross: $34.14M

56. Journey of the Universe (2011)

TV-G | 56 min | Documentary

6.8
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The Emmy Award winning JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE tells an epic story of cosmic, Earth and human transformation from The Big Bang to today. Evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and ... See full summary »

Directors: David Kennard, Patsy Northcutt | Star: Brian Thomas Swimme

Votes: 161

57. Life Beyond Earth (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Stars: Timothy Ferris, Paul Butler, France Cordova, Freeman Dyson

Votes: 63

58. From the Earth to the Moon (1998)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Nick Searcy, Lane Smith, David Andrews

Votes: 8,819

59. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Colonizing Space (2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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Many considerations come to the forefront when planning space travel beyond the moon. Scientists are currently working on overcoming the many challenges and testing their solutions.

Director: Arthur Drooker | Stars: Erik Thompson, Chris McKay, Michio Kaku, Robert Zubrin

Votes: 61

60. If We Had No Moon (1999 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.5
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What if the moon never had existed?

Director: Martyn Ives | Stars: Patrick Stewart, William Hartmann, Jay Melosh, Robin Canup

Votes: 102

61. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Lost Treasures of Tibet (2003)

TV-G | 55 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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Nova follows a group of art conservationists to the ancient Buddhist Temples of the Mustang. There they attempt to restore artwork that has been slowly deteriorating with time.

Director: Liesl Clark | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Ian Alsop, Jigme Parwar Bista, Luigi Fieni

Votes: 25

62. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Magnetic Storm (2003)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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In this PBS "Nova" documentary, scientists discuss the bewildering causes and effects of the Earth's magnetic field, including the fact that the field appears to have weakened during the ... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Copp | Star: Gene Galusha

Votes: 41

63. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Hunting the Hidden Dimension (2008)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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A look at fractal geometry, and how it is found just about everywhere in everything, and how the mathematics of fractals can be used to model and measure such things as mountains, ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Jersey, Michael Schwarz | Stars: Ralph Abraham, Loren Carpenter, Dana Cartwright, Hayden Christensen

Votes: 106

64. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Cracking the Maya Code (2008)

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Nova examines the fascinating history behind the scientific effort to decode the Mayan writing system.

Director: David Lebrun | Stars: Michael D. Coe, William L. Fash, Gillett Griffin, Nicholas Hopkins

Votes: 59

65. James May at the Edge of Space (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.0
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James May fulfills his life long dream of being an astronaut, by flying in a Lockheed U-2 spy plane to the edge of the stratosphere.

Director: Paul King | Star: James May

Votes: 130

66. James May on the Moon (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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James May commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings.

Director: Paul King | Stars: James May, Alan Bean, Charles Duke, Harrison Schmitt

Votes: 199

67. Known Universe (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

8.1
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Stars: Steve Jacobs, Beau Weaver, Sigrid Close, Andy Howell

Votes: 279

68. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Birth of the Solar System (2007)

Documentary, Adventure

8.3
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Director: Jobim Sampson | Stars: Jeff Hester, Michelle Thaller, Stan Woosley, Peter Tsou

Votes: 18

69. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: The Core (2011)

Documentary

7.3
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Director: Tristan Quinn | Stars: Jay Taylor, Richard Aster, Jack Connerney, Arwen Deuss

Votes: 20

70. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Death of the Universe (2008)

Documentary, Adventure

7.1
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Director: Daniel H. Birman | Stars: Robert Caldwell, Kimberly Weaver, Gary Hinshaw, Richard Ellis

Votes: 19

71. Inside the Milky Way (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.3
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Embark on an astounding journey across 100,000 light-years to witness key moments in the history of the Milky Way. Using cutting-edge science, National Geographic constructs a 3-D ... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Copp | Star: James S. Bullock

Votes: 252

72. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Mars: Waterworld (2008)

Documentary, Adventure

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Director: Paul Nelson

73. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Our Atmosphere (2008)

Documentary, Adventure

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Director: James Buchanan

74. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Pluto Rediscovered (2008)

Documentary, Adventure

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75. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Saturn's Secrets (2008)

Documentary, Adventure

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Director: Alex Hearle

76. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Seeing Stars (2011)

Documentary

8.1
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Director: Ben Lawrie | Stars: Sara Mendes da Costa, Lewis Ball, Blake Bullock, Jeff Cheezum

Votes: 16

77. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: What Happened Before the Big Bang? (2010)

Documentary

7.7
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Director: Peter Leonard | Stars: Bernard Hill, Joseph Giaime, Michio Kaku, Andrei Linde

Votes: 76

78. Space Race (2005– )

240 min | Documentary, Drama

8.5
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The BBC's Space Race is a documentary/drama chronicling the major events and characters in the American/Soviet space race, leading up to the first moon landing. The series concentrates on ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Dillane, Steve Nicolson, Ravil Isyanov, Max Bollinger

Votes: 711

79. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008– )

Documentary, History

8.8
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Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure, as it happened, told by the people who were there. From the early ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kranz, Gary Sinise, Jim Lovell, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 1,580

80. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Who's Afraid of a Big Black Hole? (2009)

Documentary

8.2
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Director: Stephen Cooter | Stars: Samuel West, Shep Doeleman, Reinhard Genzel, Michio Kaku

Votes: 39

81. In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Stephen Armstrong, Viola Armstrong

Votes: 5,845 | Gross: $1.13M

82. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Hunting the Edge of Space: The Mystery of the Milky Way (2010)

TV-G | 52 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Nova examines the physics of telescope design. Following the development of the telescope over several centuries the program explains the challenges that the major design innovations solved... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Jones, Oliver Twinch | Stars: Louise Alexander, Jim Bennett, Ronald H. Bissinger, Duncan Bonner

Votes: 46

83. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Hunting the Edge of Space: The Ever-Expanding Universe (2010)

TV-G | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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This program describes the most remarkable, perspective changing discoveries in the field of cosmology in the last 100 years. Each discovery was made by scientists working with a radically new telescope.

Directors: Peter Jones, Oliver Twinch | Stars: Charles Bennett, Jim Bennett, Steven Deproost, Alex Filippenko

Votes: 36

84. Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007– )

60 min | Documentary

8.8
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In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature, such as wind or volcanism. He also examines the various ways in which it ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Victor Baker, Phil Bland, Bernadette Carrion van Rijn

Votes: 1,763

85. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Alien Fireballs (2010)

Documentary, Adventure

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Director: Ryan Miller | Stars: Ivan Barker, Rushmore DeNooyer

86. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Secrets of the Sun (2012)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Nova reviews what scientists have learned in recent years about the sun's behavior and how it works. Most significantly, astronomers are at last beginning to understand the the solar ... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Copp | Stars: Lance Lewman, Holly Gilbert, Bill Murtagh, Jim Green

Votes: 70

87. Solar Blast (2000 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

8.5
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Scientists investigate the effects of solar phenomena, such as sunspots and coronal mass ejections (CMEs or "solar blasts"), on Earth's climate (both past and present) and man's technology.

Director: Malvina Anderson Martin | Star: Lance Lewman

Votes: 19

88. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Space Vacation (2011)

Documentary, Adventure

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Director: Jo Locke | Stars: Dan Russell, Anousheh Ansari, Robert Bigelow, Franklin Chang-Diaz

89. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Asteroids - Worlds That Never Were (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.2
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From icy worlds with more fresh water than Earth to flying mountains of pure metal, asteroids shaped our past and promise much for the future. Could these enigmatic space rocks hold the key... See full summary »

Director: George Harris | Stars: Erik Dellums, Dan Durda, Lawrence Krauss, Peter Schultz

Votes: 50

90. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Birth of the Earth (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.5
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The Earth was formed by a series of cosmic cataclysms including the most powerful blast in the Universe. Yet amid the turmoil our world was born. Could the same chain of events have created... See full summary »

Director: George Harris | Stars: Erik Dellums, Russell Schweickart, Mark Sykes, Phil Plait

Votes: 48

91. Faster Than the Speed of Light? (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.6
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The mathematician Marcus du Sautoy discusses the recent discovery, the faster-than-light neutrino anomaly, that neutrinos may travel faster than light.

Stars: Marcus du Sautoy, Jon Butterworth, Fay Dowker, Michael Duff

Votes: 42

92. Bioperfection: Building a New Human Race (1998 TV Movie)

120 min | Sci-Fi

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The world's greatest scientific minds discuss distant future technologies that will affect human anatomy and evolution.

Director: John Jopson | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Garry Kasparov, Mark Pauline

93. Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets (2004 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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This two-part science fiction docu-drama examines the possibilities of a dangerous, manned space mission to explore the inner and outer planets of the Solar system.

Director: Joe Ahearne | Stars: David Suchet, Martin McDougall, Joanne McQuinn, Rad Lazar

Votes: 889

94. 400 Years of the Telescope (2009)

TV-G | 57 min | Documentary

7.2
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Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts an overview of the telescope's development.

Director: Kris Koenig | Star: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Votes: 105

95. Contact: The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (1995 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

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An excellent introduction to the most awesome quest upon which science has ever embarked-the search for intelligence elsewhere in the Universe.

Director: M. Moidel | Stars: Michael Bisson, Stuart Bowyer, Arthur C. Clarke, Mike M. Davis

96. Planetary Defense (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary

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Who will save Earth? Scientists and the military have only recently awakened to the notion that impacts with Earth do happen. "Planetary Defense" meets with both the scientific and military... See full summary »

Director: M. Moidel | Stars: Arthur C. Clarke, David Levy, Russell Schweickart

97. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Living in a Parallel Universe (2011)

45 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.0
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Parallel universes sound like a myth, but a surprising number of leading scientists believe they are real. National Geographic delves into the mysterious science of other universes.

Director: Malcolm Clark | Stars: Anthony Aguirre, Christopher Cotten, Richard Dreyfuss, Alan Guth

Votes: 8

98. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Surviving Ancient Alaska (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Adventure

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Glimpse what life would have been like in ancient Alaska through the bones of a young man in his prime who was mauled and killed by prehistoric bears.

Director: Dana Ross | Stars: George Alexie, Rushmore DeNooyer, E. James Dixon, Charles E. Holmes

99. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Traveler's Guide to Mars (2010)

Documentary, Adventure

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100. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Hunt for Aliens (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.6
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Scientists reveal evidence of the existence of alien life. Detailed imaging of an underground ocean on a planetary moon and newly discovered extrasolar planets reveal what contacting alien ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel McCabe | Stars: Debra Fischer, Richard Greenberg, Geoffrey A. Landis, Geoff Marcy

Votes: 5