INSPIRING/INFORMATIVE TV

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1. Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers (2018– )

Reality-TV

Nature's majestic freshwater giants are disappearing at an alarming rate. For extreme angler and biologist Jeremy Wade, known for investigating stories of monstrous and mysterious fish in ... See full summary »

Star: Jeremy Wade

Votes: 87

2. River Monsters (2009– )

42 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

Jeremy Wade searches the world for legendary and flesh-eating freshwater fish.

Stars: Jeremy Wade, Daniel Göz, Tim Mousseau, Stan Groves

Votes: 3,944

3. The Crocodile Hunter (1996– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

Steve and wife Terri educate and entertain on the subject of Australia's all too often dangerous wildlife.

Stars: Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin, Michele Santopietro, Sui the Dog

Votes: 2,322

4. Treehouse Masters (2013– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

A man builds one-of-a-kind treehouses.

Stars: Pete Nelson, Tory Jones, Christina Salway, Dana Klisanin

Votes: 1,004

6. Africa (2013)

360 min | Documentary

Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.

Stars: David Attenborough, Simon Blakeney, James Aldred, Katrina Bartlam

Votes: 9,910

8. Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

David Attenborough follows the remarkable story of the discovery of fossils in the Patagonia region of Argentina which prove to belong to the largest animal to ever walk the Earth.

Director: Charlotte Scott | Stars: David Attenborough, Ben Garrod, Diego Pol

Votes: 320

9. Attenborough's Life That Glows (2016 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Sir David Attenborough explores the world of bio-luminescence, the often spectacular natural light produced by some creatures. Specially designed cameras reveal nature's leading lights.

Director: Joe Loncraine | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 332

10. Attenborough's Paradise Birds (2015)

60 min | Documentary

Birds of paradise are one of David Attenborough's lifelong passions. He was the first to film many of their beautiful and often bizarre displays, and over his lifetime he has tracked them ... See full summary »

Director: Miles Barton | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 341

12. Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature, such as wind or volcanism. He also examines the various ways in which it ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Victor Baker, Phil Bland, Bernadette Carrion van Rijn

Votes: 1,827

13. Earth Story (1998– )

400 min | Documentary

A BBC documentary series on geology presented by Aubrey Manning.

Stars: Aubrey Manning, Vincent Courtillot, John Dewey, George Plafker

Votes: 195

14. Frozen Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 20,002

15. Galapagos 3D (2013– )

Documentary

Filmed in one of the most extreme and hard-to-reach locations in the world, 'Galapagos' explores the unique environments and species of the Galapagos. It will take viewers on a voyage to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Simon De Glanville, Anthony Geffen, Alex Hemingway

Votes: 789

16. Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough (2015– )

Documentary

David Attenborough revisits the Great Barrier Reef after nearly 60 years. His visit takes him from the most exposed part of the reef as well as down to 300m below the surface discovering corals never seen before.

Stars: David Attenborough, Barack Obama

Votes: 810

17. How the Earth Changed History (2010– )

Documentary

In each episode, geologist Iain Stewart describes how a certain geological force played a determinant part in human history. Culture may render people less dependent on nature, it still ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Ali Haleyalur

Votes: 713

18. Human Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them. Each episode examines how life differs for men and nature in some type of ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hurt, Roger Munns

Votes: 19,386

19. Hot Rocks: Geology of Civilization (2007– )

60 min | Documentary

Dr Iain Stewart tours the Pacific Rim in a bid to discover how the rocks beneath our feet have shaped human history. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides and firestorms cause ... See full summary »

Star: Iain Stewart

Votes: 25

20. Kingdom of Plants 3D (2012– )

50 min | Documentary

3D technology reveals a whole new dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful. In this sensational series, shot over the course of a year, David ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Tim Cragg, Anthony Geffen, Robert Hollingworth

Votes: 682

21. 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 »

Stars: David Attenborough, Oprah Winfrey, Doug Allan, Michael Pitts

Votes: 32,327

22. Life in Cold Blood (2008)

Documentary

A nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, that looks at the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,418

23. Life in the Undergrowth (2005– )

50 min | Documentary

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.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,199

24. Life on Earth (1979– )

702 min | Documentary

David Attenborough's groundbreaking study of the evolution of life on our planet.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,334

25. Life Story (2014– )

60 min | Documentary

David Attenbourough narrates on the greatest of all adventures - the journey through life.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,547

26. 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.

Stars: David Attenborough, John Brown, Rainer Dolch, Jonathan Linus Fiely

Votes: 1,735

27. Monty Don's Italian Gardens (2011– )

Documentary

Monty Don, a Gardening expert, visits gardens in various areas of Italy.

Star: Monty Don

Votes: 72

28. Around the World in 80 Gardens (2008– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary

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.

Star: Monty Don

Votes: 109

29. Natural Curiosities (2013– )

Documentary

David Attenborough presents a collection of his favourite natural curiosities found throughout the animal kingdom from armoured giants to crafty insects.

Stars: David Attenborough, Guy Chapelier

Votes: 540

31. 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.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 139,520

32. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 360 min | Documentary

David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 60,782

33. Planet Ocean (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

Dive into our planet's greatest mysteries with a team of international underwater cinematographers as they explore the breathtaking bond between humanity and the ocean.

Directors: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Michael Pitiot | Star: Josh Duhamel

Votes: 1,247

34. Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

David Attenborough embarks on a remarkable 500 million-year journey revealing the extraordinary group of animals that dominate our world, and how their evolution defines our human bodies.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 668

35. 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 »

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Mike Rowe, Richard Wollocombe, Mark Brownlow

Votes: 2,018

36. The Blue Planet (2001)

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary

Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.

Stars: David Attenborough, Pierce Brosnan, Jason Roberts

Votes: 24,346

37. The Hunt (II) (2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

The fascinating relationship between predators and their prey, and the strategies predators use to catch their food and prey use to escape death.

Stars: David Attenborough, Damien Boisseau

Votes: 2,808

38. The Life of Mammals (2002–2003)

50 min | Documentary

David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,523

39. Lost Cities of the Ancients (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, History

Some of the greatest miracles of the ancient world, disappeared from the face of the earth thousands years ago, are still buried underground - unexplored and invisible. These documentary ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Halliley, Simon Gregor, Malcolm Scates, Jay Villiers

Votes: 83

40. The Private Life of Plants (1995– )

292 min | Documentary

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.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,254

41. Top Gear (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 97,834

42. Wild China (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 2,362

43. 3 op Reis (2007– )

Adventure

A traveling program from the Netherlands.

Stars: Dennis Storm, Floortje Dessing, Chris Zegers, Geraldine Kemper

Votes: 45

44. Spuiten en slikken (2005– )

Documentary, Talk-Show

A group of young reporters look for interesting stories while exploring the worlds of sex, drugs, criminals and parties.

Stars: Filemon Wesselink, Sophie Hilbrand, Nicolette Kluijver, Dennis Storm

Votes: 131

46. Bahama Blue (2015– )

46 min | Documentary

This six-part documentary series takes you into the heart of the deep blue sea, from Mangroves filled with baby sharks to the Sand Flats where the green sea turtles graze. Each episode ... See full summary »

Star: Mark Oliver

Votes: 40

47. Beyond Survival with Les Stroud (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

Watch Les Stroud experience first hand, out of the ordinary practices that have helped cultures survive for thousands of years. It is the ultimate mind, body and spiritual adventure for the world's ultimate adventurer!

Star: Les Stroud

Votes: 301

48. Chasing Classic Cars (2008– )

30 min | Documentary

Chasing Classic Cars follows Ferrari expert and master car restorer, Wayne Carini, as he takes viewers on his personal mission to uncover the world's most rare and exotic cars. Filmed ... See full summary »

Stars: Wayne Carini, Roger Barr, David Gooding, Evan Ide

Votes: 472

49. Deadly Islands (2014– )

45 min | Documentary

Dave Salmoni meets the true survivors of the natural world, when he journeys to some of the globes most remote islands. These islands have developed unique ecosystems and species and these ... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Salmoni, Matthew Aeberhard, Graham Booth, Adam Chapman

Votes: 48

50. Ed Stafford: Into the Unknown (2015– )

Documentary, Adventure

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