Documentaries - Earth & Nature

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1. 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: 3,655

2. Yellowstone (2009– )

50 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 1,588

3. 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: 1,853

4. 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: 2,496

5. The Blue Planet (2001)

TV-G | 389 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: 29,769

6. State of the Planet (2000– )

147 min | Documentary

David Attenborough investigates the latest scientific research to discover whether or not there is a global environmental crisis, and, if so, what solutions there are to it.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 672

7. Natural World (1983– )

Documentary

Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

Stars: David Attenborough, Barry Paine, John Shrapnel, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 539

8. Earthflight (2011–2012)

59 min | Documentary

A nature documentary about a bird's-eye view of the natural world, joining the journeys of snow geese, cranes, albatrosses, eagles and other birds across six continents. Beginning in North ... See full summary »

Star: David Tennant

Votes: 504

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

59 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 64

10. Wild Europe (2005– )

50 min | Documentary

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Star: Sean Pertwee

Votes: 121

11. 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 »

Stars: David Attenborough, Joe Stevens, Tom Fitz, Mike Holding

Votes: 2,857

12. Galápagos (2006– )

180 min | Documentary

The history of these beautiful Islands from their creation as uprising lava to their being studied by Darwin to their modern day inhabitants.

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

Votes: 1,215

13. Wild Africa (2001– )

Documentary

Wild Africa is a nature documentary series exploring the natural history of the African continent. The series comprises six episodes. Each concentrates on a particular environment. The ... See full summary »

Star: Fergal Keane

Votes: 362

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

TV-G | 57 min | Documentary

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.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 95

15. Ocean Giants (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

This is a documentary about the magical world of dolphins and whales. We explore the intimate life of the biggest animals on our planet, we look at the learning abilities of dolphins, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Fry, Doug Allan, Didier Noirot, Andrew Armour

Votes: 181

16. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

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

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 80,228

17. 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: 23,470

18. 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 of the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to... See full summary »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, David Attenborough, Doug Allan, Barrie Britton

Votes: 35,166

19. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 20,689

20. Forces of Nature with Brian Cox (2016)

Documentary

Professor Brian Cox combines some of the most spectacular sights on Earth with our deepest understanding of the universe to reveal how the planet's beauty is created by just a handful of forces.

Stars: Brian Cox, Thomas M. Iliffe

Votes: 368

21. Earth's Natural Wonders (2015– )

60 min | Documentary

The "Earth's Natural Wonders" series tells the stories of some of our planet's most spectacular places and how they have shaped the lives of those who live there.

Stars: Sophie Okonedo, Olivia Colman

Votes: 171

22. How to Grow a Planet (2012– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Geologist Ian Stewart explain in three stages of natural history the crucial interaction of our very planet's physiology and its unique wildlife. Biological evolution is largely driven bu ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Norberto Asensio, Chris Austin, Katrina Hope

Votes: 480

23. How the Earth Was Made (2009– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History

The natural wonders of the world are being explained.

Stars: Corey Johnson, Jonathan Keeble, Tony Prave, Mike Poland

Votes: 656

24. 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: 1,868

25. 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: 737

26. 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: 2,129

27. First Life (2010– )

Documentary

David Attenborough goes back in time to investigate the origins of life.

Stars: David Attenborough, Hazel Barton, Jean-Bernard Caron, Bernard Degnan

Votes: 1,350

28. Creating an Ocean (II) (2016– )

50 min

20,000 workers in China are involved in the construction of the world's largest aquarium, a mammoth project over 3 years in the making.

29. Great Barrier Reef (2012– )

Not Rated | Documentary

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 »

Stars: Monty Halls, Karl Stefanovic

Votes: 632

30. The Truth Behind: Atlantis (2011 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

Uncover fascinating new information about the "lost" underwater city of Atlantis, a legend that has long mystified scholars and explorers.

Director: Steve Baker | Stars: Harry Chase, Elsie Brown, Robert Carmichael, David Wilcock

Votes: 25

31. One Strange Rock (2018– )

47 min | Documentary

The extraordinary story of Earth and why it is special and uniquely brimming with life among a largely unknown but harsh cosmic arena; astronauts tell the story of Earth through unique perspective.

Stars: Will Smith, Chris Hadfield, Jerry Linenger, Mae C. Jemison

Votes: 4,375

32. For All Mankind (1989)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History

An in-depth look at various NASA moon landing missions, starting with Apollo 8.

Director: Al Reinert | Stars: Jim Lovell, Ken Mattingly, Russell Schweickart, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 4,690 | Gross: $0.77M

33. Unearthed (I) (2016– )

Documentary, History, Mystery

Exploration of great archaeological discoveries, fascinating ancient civilizations, forgotten architectural marvels and tantalizing historical mysteries.

Stars: Steven Kearney, Jo Buckberry, Memo De Anda, Edith Hall

Votes: 125

34. What on Earth? (2015– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

Scientist explore some of Earth's phenomenons.

Stars: Steven Kearney, Mike Capps, Andrew Gough, Alan Lester

Votes: 403

35. Drain the Oceans (2018– )

47 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

By scanning the locations at the bottom of the ocean where sunken ships, treasures and even cities lie, the show tries to answer what they look like, how they got there and if they hide any secrets.

Stars: Craig Sechler, James Delgado, Eric Grove, Jon Henderson

Votes: 143

36. A River Below (2017)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

A River Below captures the Amazon in all its complexity as it examines the actions of environmental activists using the media in an age where truth is a relative term.

Director: Mark Grieco | Stars: Richard Rasmussen, Fernando Trujillo

Votes: 165

37. Chasing Coral (2017)

93 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: Andrew Ackerman, Pim Bongaerts, Neal Cantin, Phil Dustan

Votes: 3,333

38. A Plastic Ocean (2016)

102 min | Documentary

A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Leeson | Stars: David Attenborough, Sylvia Earle, Ben Fogle, Craig Leeson

Votes: 1,788

39. Mission Blue (2014)

95 min | Documentary, Drama

77 Metascore

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.

Directors: Robert Nixon, Fisher Stevens | Stars: Barbara Block, James Cameron, Michael deGruy, Sylvia Earle

Votes: 1,306

40. Born to Be Free (2016)

74 min | Documentary

Revelatory investigative film made by three intrepid, free-diving journalists Gaya, Tanya and Julia, about the global trade in wild sea mammals.

Director: Gayane Petrosyan | Star: Manos Krystalis

Votes: 106



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