The best science and nature documentaries

Yes, most of them are the BBC, and most of them are Attenborough. I may be biased because I grew up with Life On Earth, but I think the Beeb (along with its partners) makes the best nature documentaries in the world.
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Life on Earth (1979 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough's groundbreaking study of the evolution of life on our planet. (702 mins.)
“ I will have been around eight years old when this was first broadcast, so the effect on me will have been profound, helping to instil in me a joy and wonder and curiosity with the world that persists to this day, and that David Attenborough and the BBC Natural History Unit continue to fan. ” - paul-pezmail
 
2.
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.)
“ There have been few, if any, better communicators of the joy and wonder of science than Carl Sagan. This series stands the test of time and should be viewing for all school children. I look forward to the update that Neil Tyson and Seth MacFarlane are making, which will bring the message to a whole new generation. ” - paul-pezmail
 
3.
Yellowstone (2009 Mini-Series)
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Filmed over the course of a year in Yellowstone, this documentary tracks the area's wildlife as they grapple with life and death within one of America's last remaining wilderness regions.
 
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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.)
 
5.
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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The Living Planet (1984 TV Series)
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David Attenborough discusses the biomass and life in a variety of eco-systems spanning many of the environments found on Earth (from tropical to polar). (660 mins.)
 
7.
Life in the Freezer (1993 TV Series)
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Series exploring the natural history of Antarctica. (30 mins.)
 
8.
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
 
9.
The Private Life of Plants (1995 TV Series)
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David Attenborough's study of the world of plants, which demonstrates, with the aid of time-lapse photography, the rich and varied ways in which they flourish. (292 mins.)
 
10.
The Life of Mammals (2002 TV Series)
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves.
 
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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.)
 
12.
Frozen Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic. (60 mins.)
 
13.
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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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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Wonders of Life (2013 Mini-Series)
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Physicist and professor Brian Cox travels across the globe to uncover the secrets of the most extraordinary phenomenon in the universe: life. (59 mins.)
Stars: Brian Cox
 
16.
Supersense (1988 TV Series)
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Smell your way across an ocean as a salmon does. See, through the multi-aspected eye of a fly, what a human hand looks like when it is about to strike. Amazing effects reveal the secrets of animal perception.
Director: John Downer
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
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.)