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1. Wolves (1999)

40 min | Documentary, Short

Wolves tells the remarkable story of one of the world's most tenacious species and our closest fellow predator. The film follows these elusive subjects across remote landscapes in an effort... See full summary »

Director: David Douglas | Star: Robbie Robertson

Votes: 204 | Gross: $5.47M

2. Welcome to Death Row (2001 Video)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, Music

The true story of the rise and fall of Death Row Records.

Directors: S. Leigh Savidge, Jeff Scheftel | Stars: Frank Alexander, Sam Gideon Anson, William J. Bennett, Lamont Blumfield

Votes: 658

3. Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel (2002)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Documentary examining the politics, music, and life of Tupac Shakur.

Director: Peter Spirer | Stars: Anthony 'Treach' Criss, Davey D, Michael Eric Dyson, Chrystall Friedemann

Votes: 993

4. Rome: Power & Glory (1999 Video)

312 min | Documentary, History

A six part documentary on the rise and fall of the Roman Empire

Stars: Peter Coyote, Benito Mussolini

Votes: 141

5. Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Documentary

Using the latest digital technology, the era between the dinosaurs and man is superbly recreated by the BBC and Discovery Channel in another winning production from the coalition.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Stockard Channing, Larry Agenbroad, Frank Fish

Votes: 2,375

6. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
Episode: Time of the Titans (1999)

TV-14 | 29 min | Documentary, Animation, History

Colorado, USA- 152 million years B.C. This episode follows a young female Diplodocus, starting with her infancy in the Late Jurassic forests where she must evade predators like the birdlike... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Haines, Jasper James | Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 171

7. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
Episode: Cruel Sea (1999)

TV-14 | 29 min | Documentary, Animation, History

Oxfordshire, U.K.- 149 million years B.C. This episode follows a shoal of young fish-like Ophthalmosaurus as they struggle to survive the Late Jurassic seas, evading predators like the ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Haines, Jasper James | Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 178

8. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
Episode: Giant of the Skies (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

127 million years B.C. This episode follows the last journey of a giant Ornithocheirus, one of the largest flying animals of all time, as he travels from Brazil to his genus's mating ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Haines, Jasper James | Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 163

9. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
Episode: Spirits of the Ice Forest (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

Antarctica, 106 million years B.C. In the Mid Cretaceous, Antarctica is much warmer than in modern times and covered in lush rain forests inhabited by dinosaurs like the tiny herbivore ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Haines, Jasper James | Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 156

10. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
Episode: Death of a Dynasty (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

Montana, USA- 65,5 million years B.C. In the last days of the dinosaurs' hegemony over the world, a female Tyrannosaurus struggles to reproduce in a world poisoned by volcanic gases, which has resulted in dwindling prey numbers.

Directors: Tim Haines, Jasper James | Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 158

11. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
Episode: New Blood (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

Arizona, USA- 220 million years B.C. In the blazing Pangaean deserts of the Late Triassic, the first dinosaurs appear. The episode chronicles the fate of a predatory Postosuchus driven from... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Haines, Jasper James | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier

Votes: 182

12. World War One (1964– )

48 min | Documentary, History, War

A filmed historical survey of the First World War.

Star: Robert Ryan

Votes: 73

13. Tales from the Royal Bedchamber (2013)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

Lucy Worsley gets into bed with our past monarchs to uncover the Tales from the Royal Bedchamber. She reveals that our obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new. ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Gillam-Smith | Stars: Lucy Worsley, Tracy Borman, Sebastian Edwards, Olivia Fryman

Votes: 231

14. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 96,738 | Gross: $11.53M

15. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 123,180 | Gross: $119.19M

16. Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story (2004 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary, Action, History

Verus, a slave captured in the Balkans, sees a gladiatorial career in the arena as a preferable alternative to life in a rock quarry.

Director: Tilman Remme | Stars: Robert Shannon, Derek Lea, Jamel Aroui, Lotfi Dziri

Votes: 235

17. Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter (2001 TV Movie)

Approved | 48 min | Documentary

Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter picks up where the blockbuster film and bestselling books leave off. This critically-acclaimed documentary explores the myths and legends that ... See full summary »

Director: Shaun Trevisick | Stars: Hugh Laurie, J.K. Rowling, Gavin Scott

Votes: 100

18. Everest (1998)

Unrated | 44 min | Documentary, Short

An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit, and their successful return... See full summary »

Directors: David Breashears, Stephen Judson, Greg MacGillivray | Stars: Liam Neeson, Lhakpa Dorji, Dorje Sherpa, Ed Viesturs

Votes: 3,044 | Gross: $87.18M

19. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 78,083 | Gross: $23.81M

20. Penelope Keith at Her Majesty's Service (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2016)

Documentary

In this series we see Q Elizabeth's official Royal residences, this episode shows the 4,000 ton Royal Yacht Britannia which was retired in 1997. Penelope guides us to the living room, the ... See full summary »

Votes: 8

21. Triumph of the Will (1935)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, War

The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Martin Bormann

Votes: 13,984

23. John Carter: 100 Years in the Making (2012 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short

This featurette examines Edgar Rice Burroughs' life, the genesis and success of the original "John Carter" series, the many attempts filmmakers from almost every era made to bring his ... See full summary »

Stars: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Michael Chabon, Willem Dafoe, Jon Favreau

Votes: 25

24. The Fast and the Furious: Tricking Out a Hot Import Car (2003 Video)

19 min | Short

looks at what makes a racer street-worthy

Stars: Dalene Kurtis, Chris Lieberman, Rob Cohen

Votes: 5

26. Explorer (2015– )
Episode: The Cult of Mary (2015)

42 min | Documentary

National Geographic takes a deep dive into the "cult" of Mary worship, delving into the world of devotees of the Virgin Mary and how she is experienced in the modern world. It is a journey ... See full summary »

Votes: 8

27. The Soul of War: Making 'Hacksaw Ridge' (2017 Video)

70 min | Documentary

An excellent in depth piece with great interviews, including with Doss' son, Mel Gibson, etc.

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Mel Gibson, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 16

28. Killjoy Was Here (1956)

12 min | Documentary, Short

An animated US Air Force training film instructing personnel to be mindful and responsible of the communities surrounding their bases.

29. The Spartans (2004– )

175 min | Documentary, History

A history of the ancient Spartans, featuring historian Bettany Hughes as presenter and narrator.

Star: Bettany Hughes

Votes: 170

30. Born to Explore (2011– )
Episode: Scotland: Land of Loch Ness (2017)

TV-G | 26 min | Adventure

Journey with Richard Wiese to Scotland as he competes in the Highland Games, a celebration of Scottish traditions that goes back more than a thousand years. Richard meets a shepherd who is ... See full summary »

31. The History of Jones County (2016 Video)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

The vocalization of Jones County's history and interviews with residents and descended family members remembrances of Newton Knight and the formation of the Knight Company.

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Hosey, Kensley Keys, Jim Kelly

Votes: 202



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