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1. Oceans (2008– )

Documentary

Oceans is an eight-part documentary series on BBC Two, which seeks to provide a better understanding of the state of the Earth's oceans today, their role in the past, present, and future; ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Halliley, Lucy Blue, Philippe Cousteau Jr., Tooni Mahto

Votes: 202

2. 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: 357

3. 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: 2,442

4. 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: 2,086

5. Wild Russia (2008– )

TV-PG | 360 min | Documentary

An in-depth look at Russia's most natural wonders including Siberia, Kamchatka, the Artic, Caucasus, Primorye, and the Urals.

Stars: Christian Brückner, Jason Hildebrandt, Paterson Joseph, Hans Henrik Wöhler

Votes: 475

6. Wild Caribbean (2007– )

50 min | Documentary

Wild Caribbean is a four-part nature documentary series exploring the natural and cultural history of the Caribbean Islands and Sea.

Star: Steve Toussaint

Votes: 111

7. The Great Rift: Africa's Greatest Story (2010– )

176 min | Documentary

The Great Rift Valley in Africa was created when the African and Arabian tectonic plates separated about 35 million years ago. This series investigates the forces that created the rift and focuses on the landscape and wildlife.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Phil Chapman, Martin Dohrn, Tim Fogg

Votes: 560

8. 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: 1,822

9. 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: 1,315

10. Great Migrations (2010– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

Great Migrations takes viewers on the epic journeys animals undertake to ensure the survival of their species.

Stars: Alec Baldwin, Stephen Fry, Thomas Fritsch, James Byrne

Votes: 661

11. The Human Body (1998– )

394 min | Documentary

National Geographic explores the human body from the inside out as never before.

Stars: Andrew Blackall, Beatrice, Hannelorre, Herbie

Votes: 634

12. Journey of Man (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

Traces the expansion of the human race from central Africa to Asia to the edge of South America.

Director: Clive Maltby | Stars: William H. Calvin, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Nina Jablonski, Richard Klein

Votes: 220

13. The Incredible Human Journey (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

This series explains the evidence for the theory of early human migrations out of Africa and subsequently around the world, supporting the Out of Africa Theory.

Stars: Alice Roberts, Robert Bednarik, Sandford Bigplume, Bruce Bradley

Votes: 766

14. Russia, Land of the Tsars (2003– )

120 min | Documentary

The history of the Russian Tsars.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Michelle Maryk, Ronnie Farer, Henry Strozier

Votes: 160

15. The Universe (2007– )

45 min | Documentary, History

This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists.

Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly, Clifford V. Johnson

Votes: 4,583

16. The Story of India (2007– )

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, History

Michael Wood visits places and interviews experts all over India to cover the great chapters of the subcontinent's history.

Stars: Michael Wood, Chris Baily

Votes: 895

17. Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (1988– )

360 min | Documentary

Mythologist Joseph Campbell presents his ideas about comparative mythology and the ongoing role of myth in human society.

Stars: Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers, George Lucas

Votes: 861

18. Wonders of the Solar System (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system.

Stars: Brian Cox, Don Giuliano, Alan Hildebrand, Richard Hoover

Votes: 3,918

19. The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

104 min | Documentary

BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union', Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of 'BC ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Harvey | Stars: Adam Scorgie, Chris Bennett, Steve Bloom, Renee Bojee

Votes: 7,468

20. Nature's Great Events: Great Journeys (1996 Video)

116 min

Looking for something wild? This program captures breathtaking footage of spectacular migrations, unique parenting habits, and dramatic struggles between predator and prey in the animal ... See full summary »

Votes: 5

21. Civilisation (1969– )

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary, History, Music

Sir Kenneth Clarke guides us through the ages exploring the glorious rise of civilisation in western man. Beginning with the bleakness of the dark ages to the present day, we consider ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Clark, Nicholas Blake, William Devlin, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 669

22. The Ascent of Man (1973)

50 min | Documentary

An account of man's development through his scientific and technological achievements.

Stars: Jacob Bronowski, Joss Ackland, Roy Dotrice, Stefan Bor-Grajewicz

Votes: 673

23. Children Underground (2001)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era.

Director: Edet Belzberg | Stars: Cristina Ionescu, Mihai Alexandre Tudose, Violeta 'Macarena' Rosu, Ana Turturica

Votes: 2,097

24. The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997– )

292 min | Documentary, History, War

An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Adolf Hitler's rise to power.

Stars: Samuel West, Adolf Buchner, Jutta Rüdiger, Günther Ruschin

Votes: 1,455

25. Why We Fight (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman, John Ashcroft

Votes: 9,537 | Gross: $1.44M

26. The War on Democracy (2007)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Martin, John Pilger, Sean Crotty | Stars: John Pilger, Philip Agee, Salvador Allende, Jacobo Arbenz

Votes: 2,099

28. Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, Drama, History

In each episode historian Simon Schama treats, in his own erudite, unconventional and somewhat socially engaged style, a work of art from a great master. He concentrates not just on the art... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Schama, Grégoire Bonnet, Allan Corduner, Andrea Gherpelli

Votes: 887

29. Connections (1978– )

50 min | Documentary, History

Follow James Burke through the history of science and technology in this collection of 10 1-hour episodes, starting with "The Trigger Effect."

Stars: James Burke, Mark Wing-Davey, Ted Burnett

Votes: 912

30. Engineering Connections (2008– )

Documentary

Richard Hammond tell us about an extraordinary objects that created with science, art & technologies. Then also he reveal the big ideas and/or inspirations to create that massive masterpiece.

Stars: Richard Hammond, Stephen Ralphs, Hugh Hunt, Tom Bach

Votes: 321

31. Human Instinct (2002– )

Documentary

A record film from collection of BBC in detail will tell about basic human instincts and about that, how at one time due to them humanity accomplished a swift evolution jump.

Stars: Robert Winston, Nic Gilder

Votes: 98

32. Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds (2010– )

94 min | Documentary

This documentary features state-of-the-art camera technology used to focus on what humans cannot see with the naked eye.

Stars: Richard Hammond, Tracy Albrecht, Alan Bradley, Jack Fox

Votes: 673

33. Mega Engineering (2009– )

Documentary

Take a journey inside the monumental future of mega-builds for a high stakes look at tomorrow's extreme engineering.

Stars: Jeff Wilburn, Patri Friedman, Eugene Tsui

Votes: 30

34. Extreme Engineering (2003– )

50 min | Documentary

Each episode of Extreme Engineering features a major construction and engineering project. Some projects are completed ones, like the new Hong Kong airport. Other projects are those under ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Forster, Joseph Giotta, Larc Spies, John Littlefield

Votes: 905

35. Megastructures (2004– )

G | 47 min | Documentary

This documentary series focuses on extreme construction projects -- be they the biggest, tallest, longest or deepest in the world -- and the machines used to create extraordinary structures.

Stars: Jonathan Hart, Tom Goodman-Hill, Greg Stebner, Jay Simon

Votes: 804

36. Extreme Trains (2008– )

PG | 60 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

Add a Plot

Star: Matt Bown

Votes: 44

37. Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (2003– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, History

Drama-documentary series which describes some of the key technological achievements of the industrial age.

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Erik J. Anderson, George Anton, Michael Attwell

Votes: 414

38. Big, Bigger, Biggest (2008– )

Not Rated | Documentary

Each episode explores the engineering breakthroughs that have enabled us to develop the largest structures currently in existence. This is done by presenting multiple landmark inventions.

Stars: John Michie, Jem Stansfield, Eddie McCann, Andrew Szydlo

Votes: 274

39. Horizon (I) (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

British documentary series that covers a variety of subjects in science and philosophy.

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 873

40. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 1,941



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