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1. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999– )

180 min | Documentary, Animation, History

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Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier, Karen Hayley

2. Wild China (2008 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary

8.7
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An in-depth look at some of China's most impressive natural sites such as the ancient Han kingdom, the Mongol steppes, the Silk Road and the Tibetan Plateau.

Star: Bernard Hill

3. Yellowstone (2009 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

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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.

Stars: Peter Firth, Jeff Henry, Dick Powell, Mary Beth Schwartz

4. Galápagos (2006– )

180 min | Documentary

8.2
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Stars: Tilda Swinton, Richard Wollocombe, Tom Hiddleston, Stacy Keach

5. The Living Planet (1984– )

54 min | Documentary

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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).

Star: David Attenborough

6. Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009– )

Documentary

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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 »

Stars: David Attenborough, Joe Stevens, Paul Beilstein, Steve Benjamin

7. Walking with Cavemen (2003– )

100 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.8
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The great follow-up to 'Walking with Dinosaurs' and 'Walking with Beasts', presented by Professor Robert Winston, explains the story of human evolution.

Stars: Robert Winston, Alec Baldwin, Christian Bradley, Alex Palmer

8. Dinosaur Planet (2003 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Documentary, Animation, Family

7.6
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A four-episode animated series charting the adventures of four dinosaurs - each on a different continent in the prehistoric world: a lone female Velociraptor in Asia; a young male ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Slater, Scott Sampson

9. Chased by Dinosaurs (2003– )

150 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.7
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This two-part series, a sequel to Walking with Dinosaurs featured Nigel and his "team of fellow explorers" encountering prehistoric life over a large range of time, and seeing creatures not featured in the original series.

Star: Nigel Marven

10. The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady (1984– )

Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Gentle drama series about the Warwickshire schoolteacher whose nature diary became a best seller

Stars: Pippa Guard, Isabelle Amyes, Brian Rawlinson, Allyson Rees

11. World Safari (1977)

121 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.6
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Director: Alby Mangels | Stars: John Field, Alby Mangels

12. The Animal World (1956)

82 min | Documentary

6.7
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A documentary showcasing the world's many different animal species, both past and present.

Writer: Irwin Allen | Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: John Storm, Theodore von Eltz

13. When Dinosaurs Ruled (1999 TV Mini-Series)

52 min | Documentary

7.9
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Stars: Robert Bakker, Philip Currie, Jeff Goldblum, Thomas Holtz

14. Great Natural Wonders of the World (2002 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

7.1
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David Attenborough sets out on an intrepid quest across seven continents to create a unique television event to celebrate the wealth of natural features that makes Planet Earth so varied, so distinctive and so spectacularly beautiful.

Writer: Peter Crawford | Star: David Attenborough

15. African Bambi (2007)

77 min | Documentary, Family

6.5
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A Giraffe mother tells the story of three young gazelle fawns who have to experience great adventures on the plains of Africa.

Writer: Alan Miller | Director: Alan Miller | Stars: Traudel Haas, Loes Luca

16. Devil Island (2013– )

Documentary

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These Devils were born in zoo heaven, now they're being shipped to hell.

Star: Jason Donovan

17. The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth (2000 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.6
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Follow the path of the sun on its annual cycle, from the Equator, across the northern hemisphere and into the South. Witness a world bursting with life, as spring and summer follow the ... See full summary »

Star: David Attenborough

18. Mammas (2013– )

21 min | Short, Comedy

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Star: Isabella Rossellini

19. Alaska's Arctic Wildlife (1997 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.8
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Journey to the last great wilderness of North America where polar bears roam and caribou herds congregate by the thousands. Here is where belugas, walruses and bowhead whales migrate ... See full summary »

Writer: Bo Boudart | Director: Bo Boudart | Star: Tim Enos

20. Unnatural History (1959)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

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Are animals human? Or vice versa? This is the question asked by a professor, Dr. Beest Lee, who appears on a stage in a theater to give a lecture and show a film about the human-like ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Maltese | Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Ed Prentiss

21. Red Crabs Crazy Ants (2000 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.6
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Natural history wildlife documentary about the annual migration of millions of red crabs to Christmas Island and the predator threat to the crabs by yellow ants.

22. Karearea: The Pine Falcon (2008)

49 min | Documentary

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Tracks threatened New Zealand falcons through the fading eyes of wildlife photographer George Chance.

Writer: Sandy Crichton | Director: Sandy Crichton

23. Before It's Too Late: Lost Angels (1991 TV Movie)

PG | 48 min | Documentary

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Writer: Mike Searle | Director: Mike Searle

24. The Mystery of Marriage (1932)

32 min | Documentary, Short

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The courtship rituals of animals and plants are compared to those of contemporary society, with educational and frequently humorous results.

Writer: Mary Field | Director: Mary Field

25. Lewis and Clark Caverns: The Paradise Below (1991 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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The shimmering beauty of this underground world is captured in a video excursion through the eerie winding tunnels of Lewis & Clark Caverns

Writer: Greg Hood | Director: Chris Johnson | Star: Bernard Kates

26. Echidna: The Survivor (1995 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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27. Nature (1982– )
Episode: American Buffalo: Spirit of a Nation (1998)

58 min | Documentary, Family

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The story about the return of the American Buffalo to Yellowstone National Park and to the Native American tribes.

Writer: Judith Dwan Hallet | Director: Judith Dwan Hallet

28. Yellowstone (2009– )
Episode: Autumn (2009)

Documentary

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An early autumn dusting of snow is a sign for elk to start moving down from the mountains to focus on finding food in the valleys below. Although the wolves are waiting for them, the male ... See full summary »

Star: Peter Firth

29. Wild China (2008– )
Episode: Beyond the Great Wall (2008)

Documentary

8.6
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China's heartland with its Han people is the centre of a 5,000-year-old civilization. This land contains the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, and Beijing's Olympic Stadium, and it's home ... See full summary »

Director: George Chan | Star: Bernard Hill

30. Look (1955–1969)
Episode: Expedition to Bulgaria (1961)

30 min | Documentary

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Director: Eric Hosking | Stars: Peter Scott, Guy Mountfort, Eric Hosking

31. Wild China (2008– )
Episode: Heart of the Dragon (2008)

Documentary

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The improbable egg-carton hills of Southern China seem to float in a sea of glistening rice paddies. This is a landscape full of surprises - next to peasants ploughing with buffaloes are ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Chapman | Star: Bernard Hill

32. Curiosity (2011– )
Episode: How Will the World End? (2011)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary

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The Mayan Prophesy says the end of the world will be on 21 December 2012. Can science explain how one terrible disaster could suddenly destroy the planet? Mega-Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Arkstorms, Asteroid Strikes and Super volcanic eruptions.

Writer: Richard Max | Director: Richard Max | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Sheen, Todd Bracken, Dennis Rogge

33. Wild China (2008– )
Episode: Land of the Panda (2008)

Documentary

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China's emperors built the Great Wall to keep their kingdom safe from the hostile lands to the North. Warrior nomads, bizarre wildlife and extreme weather conditions are found beyond the ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Maxwell | Star: Bernard Hill

34. Wild China (2008– )
Episode: Shangri-La (2008)

Documentary

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Beneath billowing clouds, in China's far South West, rich jungles nestle below towering peaks. Jewel-coloured birds and ancient tribes share forested valleys where wild elephants still roam... See full summary »

Director: Kathryn Jeffs

35. Yellowstone (2009– )
Episode: Summer (2009)

Documentary

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As the spring melts the winter snow, the full extent of Yellowstone is gradually revealed. Now, from the surrounding lowlands herds of elk, pronghorn and bison return from their winter ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Firth, Dick Powell, Mary Beth Schwartz

36. Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009– )
Episode: The Great Feast (2009)

Documentary

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After a seemingly endless icy winter, the Arctic coast of Alaska and British Columbia, and the the northern Pacific which washes it, warm and bloom more intensely then the Amazon forest. ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Shane Moore, David Reichert, Joe Stevens

37. Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009– )
Episode: The Great Flood (2009)

Documentary

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In Africa, a great flood in the Okavango turns four thousand square miles of arid plains into a wetland. The lush grass attracts elephants, deer, zebra, buffalo and hippos come for the water.

Director: Peter Bassett | Stars: David Attenborough, Mike Holding

38. Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009– )
Episode: The Great Melt (2009)

Documentary

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As winter finally passes and the sun climbs over the Arctic, the 4,000,000 square mile ice-sheet rapidly begins to melt, revealing an archipelago of islands, channels and seas. For the ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Paul Beilstein, Tom Fitz, Hasani Issa

39. Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009– )
Episode: The Great Migration (2009)

Documentary

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How one lion family - the Ntudu pride - struggles to survive until the return of the great migration of wildebeest and zebra to the Serengeti in Africa.

Stars: David Attenborough, Owen Newman

40. Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009– )
Episode: The Great Salmon Run (2009)

Documentary

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The annual return from the Pacific Ocean of millions of salmon to the streams where they were born in North America in order to spawn and die. Grizzly bears depend for their survival on this event, too.

Writer: Jeff Turner | Stars: David Attenborough, Jeff Turner

41. Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009– )
Episode: The Great Tide (2009)

Documentary

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The sardine run, which takes place each winter along the South African coast. Dolphins first find the sardines and gannets, seals, sharks and whales follow for the biggest fish supper on the planet.

Stars: David Attenborough, Steve Benjamin, Roger Horrocks, Didier Noirot

42. Wild China (2008– )
Episode: Tibet (2008)

Documentary

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The size of Western Europe, the Tibetan plateau covers a quarter of China. This vast windswept wilderness is one of the world's most remote places, defined by the glacier-strewn Himalayas. ... See full summary »

Writer: Gavin Maxwell | Director: Gavin Maxwell | Star: Bernard Hill

43. Wild China (2008– )
Episode: Tides of Change (2008)

Documentary

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From the eastern end of the Great Wall, China's coast spans 14,000 kilometres and more than 7,000 years of history. This is a place of huge contrasts: futuristic modern cities jostling ... See full summary »

Director: Charlotte Scott | Star: Bernard Hill

44. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: What Is Human? (2004)

TV-G | 44 min | Documentary, Adventure

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Writer: Susannah Ward | Director: Susannah Ward | Stars: Leslie Aiello, Chris Austin, Lee Rogers Berger, Peter Elliott

45. Yellowstone (2009– )
Episode: Winter (2009)

Documentary

8.3
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As we follow the grip of winter over the course of six freezing months, we chart the fortunes of Yellowstone's wildlife in a finely balanced fight to survive. Bison and elk struggle to feed... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Firth, Jeff Henry