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3. Galapagos (1999)
39 min | Documentary, Short
Part adventure, part scientific expedition, part personal quest, and part fantastic voyage, this unprecedented non-fiction film takes audiences on a journey with marine biologist Dr. Carole... See full summary »
Votes: 345 | Gross: $18.58M
6. Océans (2009)
G | 84 min | Documentary, Drama
An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.
Votes: 8,145 | Gross: $19.42M
PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Votes: 20,465 | Gross: $4.19M
9. Born to Be Wild (2011)
G | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure
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.
Votes: 2,704 | Gross: $25.61M
11. The West (1996– )
537 min | Documentary, History, War
Stephen Ives' "The West" is a PBS 4-Video Series co-produced by Ken Burns: - "Death Runs Riot" 85 min. - "Fight No More Forever" 85 min. - "Ghost Dance" 58 min. - "The People" 82 min.
12. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)
120 min | Documentary, History
The history of the U.S. National Parks system, including the initial ideas which led to the world's first national parks and the expansion of the system over 150 years.
13. The Great American West (1995)
41 min | Documentary, Short, History
THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST tells the story of the settlement of the United States' western frontier. Using the stories and words taken from diaries and letters of real people, this film not ... See full summary »
15. Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets (1984)
35 min | Documentary, Short
The human history of the Grand Canyon is explored in this documentary, focusing on the earliest native civilizations about which little is known, through the coming of the Europeans, the ... See full summary »
Votes: 223 | Gross: $52.80M
18. Why We Fight (2005)
PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War
Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.
Votes: 9,362 | Gross: $1.44M
20. Life in a Day (2011)
PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Drama
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.
Directors: Loressa Clisby, Kevin Macdonald, Hiroaki Aikawa, Natalia Andreadis, Jack Attridge, Cristina Bocchialini, Zillah Bowes, Ferran Brooks, Andrea Dalla Costa, Lisa Cottrell-Bentley, Alejo Crisóstomo, Sócrates Cuadri, Ayman El Gazwy, Shawn Gadberry, Jane Haubrich, Soma Helmi, Jennifer M. Howd, Clementine Isaac, Aditya Kolli, Gabor Kukucska, Francesco La Regina, Frederic Lumiere, Marek Mackovic, Zuqy Cruz Marquez, Linda Matarasso, Kevin McMahon, Joseph Michael, Joaquin Montalvan, Lilit Movsisyan, Emmanuelle Pickett, Christopher Redmond, Alejandro Romeo, Alaa Sheikh Hassan, Marcus Tedenryd | Stars: Hiroaki Aikawa, Cindy Baer, Teagan Bentley, Ester Brym
Votes: 13,931 | Gross: $0.25M
21. Planet Earth (2006)
TV-G | 533 min | Documentary
Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.
23. Life (2009)
TV-G | 473 min | Documentary
David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to ... See full summary »
26. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )
600 min | Documentary, History
Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 ... See full summary »
28. Cocaine Cowboys (2006)
R | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History
In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,293 | Gross: $0.15M
29. Five Broken Cameras (2011)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, War
A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.
Votes: 5,213 | Gross: $0.11M
30. The Last Lions (2011)
PG | 88 min | Documentary, Family
Fifty years ago there were close to half-a-million lions in Africa. Today there are around 20,000. To make matters worse, lions, unlike elephants, which are far more numerous, have ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,598 | Gross: $0.64M
31. Earth (2007)
G | 90 min | Documentary
Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.
Votes: 13,293 | Gross: $38.05M
32. Pumping Iron (1977)
PG | 85 min | Documentary, Sport
From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests in this ... See full summary »
34. TimeScapes (2012)
G | 52 min | Documentary
TimeScapes is the debut film from award-winning cinematographer and director Tom Lowe. The non-narrative film features stunning slow-motion and timelapse cinematography of the landscapes, people, and wildlife of the American South West.
Director: Tom Lowe
38. Art and Craft (2014)
89 min | Documentary
When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.
Votes: 1,094 | Gross: $0.22M
46. Project Nim (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary
Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.
Votes: 7,671 | Gross: $0.41M
47. Super Size Me (2004)
PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.
Votes: 91,207 | Gross: $11.53M
48. Freakonomics (2010)
PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary
A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.
Votes: 6,161 | Gross: $0.10M
50. The One Percent (2006)
In this hard-hitting but humorous documentary, director Jamie Johnson takes the exploration of wealth that he began in Born Rich one step further. The One Percent, refers to the tiny ... See full summary »
51. The Queen of Versailles (2012)
PG | 100 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.
Votes: 11,399 | Gross: $2.40M
52. Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)
PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Sport
An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture from the perspective of bodybuilding and performance enhancing drugs, as it focuses on a pair of siblings chasing their dream.
Votes: 12,380 | Gross: $0.31M
53. The Crisis of Civilization (2011)
82 min | Documentary, History, News
The Crisis Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are ... See full summary »
56. I Am Ali (2014)
PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.
Votes: 2,636 | Gross: $0.00M
57. Grizzly Man (2005)
R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography
Votes: 45,232 | Gross: $3.17M
59. Property Brothers (2011– )
TV-G | 60 min | Reality-TV
The Property Brothers are determined to help couples find, buy and transform extreme fixer-uppers into the ultimate dream home. And since it's hard to see beyond a dated property's ... See full summary »
62. Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis (2012– )
Spin-off from the show Flipping Out, The show features Jeff Lewis and Jenni Pulos visiting the homes of clients and staying with them while a renovation takes place. As well as redecorating... See full summary »
65. House Hunters International (2006– )
TV-G | 30 min | Reality-TV
Home hunters and their realtors check out all sorts of architectural styles and work through the idiosyncrasies of buying real estate in other countries.
67. House Hunters (1999– )
TV-G | 30 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
Hosted by Suzanne Whang, the show takes viewers behind the scenes as individuals, couples and families learn what to look for and decide whether or not a home is meant for them. Focusing on... See full summary »
68. Buying and Selling (2012– )
TV-G | 43 min | Reality-TV
BUYING & SELLING WITH THE PROPERTY BROTHERS, the all-new realty series where Jonathan and Drew help homeowners take their next step up the property ladder. Featuring two pivotal real estate... See full summary »
70. Property Virgins (2006– )
TV-G | 22 min | Reality-TV
Property Virgins follows first-time homebuyers as they prepare to dive into the real estate market, and gives these newbies targeted home-tours, lots of coaching, and a chance to find their... See full synopsis »
71. Changing Rooms (1997–2004)
30 min | Family, Reality-TV
With 2 days, 500 pounds, a professional designer, and a handyman, two couples are given the opportunity to redo a room in eachother's home. Neighbors, relatives, or friends are chosen, then... See full summary »
73. Love It or List It (2008– )
TV-G | 44 min | Reality-TV
Homeowners decide that their houses don't fit their lifestyle anymore, but whether they stay or go depends on experts Hilary Farr and David Visentin. Will they love their newly renovated home, or will they list it to buy another?
74. Happy (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and... See full summary »
79. Point and Shoot (2014)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary
An American sets out with his motorbike to find both adventure and his sense of manhood, leading him on an extraordinary journey he could not have imagined, including fighting in the Libyan Revolution.
80. Mission Blue (2014)
95 min | Documentary, Drama
Feature documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries.
83. Wild Pacific (2009– )
353 min | Documentary
A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean, a vast aquatic region with an unequaled number of islands. Both wildlife and human ... See full summary »
85. Great Barrier Reef (2012– )
Monty Halls explores Australia's Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on our planet. Monty explores its full 2000-kilometre length, ... See full summary »
86. Madagascar (2011– )
240 min | Documentary
Over 80% of Madagascar's animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. Discover what made Madagascar so different from the rest of the world, and how evolution ran wild there.
90. Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (2012– )
60 min | Documentary
An exhilarating travel-adventure series that follows actor and wildlife enthusiast, Dominic Monaghan, as he explores the remote corners of the globe in search of some the most badass ... See full summary »
92. Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009– )
49 min | Documentary
This is a documentary series looking at the most dramatic wildlife spectacles on our planet. We see the impact of the melting of the arctic ice in the summer, the annual return of the ... See full summary »
94. Dual Survival (2010– )
60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV
Experts agree there are some very basic - and universal - rules for surviving in the wild. Find shelter, find water, find food, find help. Beyond that, there's not much they agree on. Meet ... See full summary »
96. High Profits (2015– )
42 min | Documentary
Dreams of Empire. In Colorado a young couple set of with a dream to build the worlds first marijuana empire. This takes place on the eve of recreational marijuana open for anyone over 21 ... See full summary »
97. The Fighting Season (2015– )
Provides a first person perspective into Americas longest war.
98. The Salt of the Earth (2014)
PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.
Votes: 15,148 | Gross: $1.34M