Documentary - Nature

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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. (533 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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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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March of the Penguins (2005 Documentary)
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. (80 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
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The Last Lions (2011 Documentary)
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Fifty years ago there were close to half-a-million lions in Africa. Today there are around 20,000. To make matters worse... (88 mins.)
Director: Dereck Joubert
 
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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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Microcosmos (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds. (80 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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Galápagos (2006 Mini-Series)
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The history of these beautiful Islands from their creation as uprising lava to their being studied by Darwin to their modern day inhabitants. (180 mins.)
 
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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
 
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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003 Documentary)
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A homeless musician finds meaning to his life when he starts a friendship with dozens of parrots. (83 mins.)
Director: Judy Irving
 
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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
 
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National Geographic Specials (1965 TV Series)
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National Geographic goes to Botswana to examine the struggle for survival between lions and hyenas. (60 mins.)
 
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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
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988 Documentary)
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A documentary detailing the spread of Hawaiian sugar-cane toads through Australia in a botched effort to introduce them as counter pests. (47 mins.)
Director: Mark Lewis
 
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The Trials of Life (1990 TV Series)
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Each of the twelve 50-minute episodes features a different aspect of the journey through life, from birth to adulthood and continuation of the species through reproduction.
Director: Michael Gunton
 
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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
 
19.
Tiger: Spy in the Jungle (2008 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough narrates the lives of four growing tiger cubs using footage collected by hidden-camera-carrying elephants. Over two years, the elephants help capture the most intimate portrayal of tigers ever filmed. (60 mins.)
 
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Whales: An Unforgettable Journey (1997 Documentary)
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Scientists visit the remote surface and undersea locations to study various species of whales in their natural habitat. (44 mins.)
 
21.
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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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
 
23.
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
 
24.
Sea Monsters: A Walking with Dinosaurs Trilogy (2003 Mini-Series)
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On a unique underwater voyage spanning millions of years in prehistory, our dauntless presenter explores seven different seas...
 
25.
Great Barrier Reef (1981 Documentary)
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(39 mins.)
Director: George Casey
 
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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.)
 
27.
Around the World in 80 Gardens (2008 TV Series)
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In this stunning series, Monty Don sets off on an enchanting journey to visit 80 of the world's most celebrated gardens, from ancient to modern, large to small, and grand to humble. (60 mins.)
Stars: Monty Don
 
28.
Monty Don's Italian Gardens (2011 TV Series)
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Monty Don, a Gardening expert, visits gardens in various areas of Italy.
Director: Patty Kraus
Stars: Monty Don
 
29.
Alan Titchmarsh's Garden Secrets (2010 TV Series)
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Director: Nicky Taylor
 
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Disaster Earth (2010 TV Series)
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31.
The Queen's Garden (1977 Documentary)
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(52 mins.)
 
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Born to Be Wild (2011 Documentary)
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This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time. (40 mins.)
Director: David Lickley