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1. Among the Apes (2009– )

Documentary

This brand new documentary series sees renowned primatologist Charlotte Uhlenbroek undertake one of the biggest challenges of her career. Over four episodes, Charlotte travels the world on ... See full summary »

Star: Charlotte Uhlenbroek

Votes: 6

2. Amazonia (2013)

G | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

After a plane crash, Saï, a capuchin monkey born and raised in captivity, finds himself alone and lost in the wilderness of the Amazon jungle.

Director: Thierry Ragobert | Stars: Lúcio Mauro Filho, Isabelle Drummond, Martin Sheen

Votes: 839

3. Natural World (1983– )
Episode: Attenborough's Ark: Natural World Special (2012)

Documentary

David Attenborough chooses his ten favorite animals that he would most like to save from extinction. From the weird to the wonderful, he picks fabulous and unusual creatures that he would ... See full summary »

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 75

4. 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: 630

5. 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: 3,162

6. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 46,940 | Gross: $3.17M

7. The Life of Birds (1998– )

TV-PG | 489 min | Documentary

David Attenborough's comprehensive and richly detailed study of birds, examining the variety of different species and their ways of life.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,423

8. 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: 137,186

9. Journey of Life (2005– )

300 min | Documentary

The 5 x 60 minute programs cover the story of evolution, from the beginning of time to where we find ourselves today - the individual program titles being Seas Of Life, Land Grab, Airborne, Living Together and Human Life.

Star: Steve Leonard

Votes: 109

10. 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: Pierce Brosnan, David Attenborough, Jason Roberts

Votes: 23,265

12. 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: 2,233

13. Supersense (1988– )

Documentary

Smell your way across an ocean as a salmon does. See, through the multi-aspected eye of a fly, what a human hand looks like when it is about to strike. Amazing effects reveal the secrets of animal perception.

Votes: 17

15. Winged Migration (2001)

G | 89 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Philippe Labro

Votes: 10,975 | Gross: $10.76M

16. In the Womb (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

Documents the 9 month journey from conception to birth with images taken inside the womb. New photographic and camera techniques allow the viewer to see previously unknown images concerning a time we all go through.

Director: Toby Macdonald | Star: Dilly Barlow

Votes: 260

17. Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988)

47 min | Documentary, Comedy

A documentary detailing the spread of Hawaiian sugar-cane toads through Australia in a botched effort to introduce them as counter pests.

Director: Mark Lewis | Stars: Tip Byrne, H.W. Kerr, Glen Ingram, Bill Freeland

Votes: 1,092

18. 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: 2,336

19. Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (2009 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

A documentary about evolution.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,774

20. The Meerkats (2008)

G | 83 min | Documentary

An inspiring exploration of one family's resilience and fortitude shot using innovative and groundbreaking filming techniques.

Director: James Honeyborne | Stars: Paul Newman, Rufus Beck

Votes: 1,380

21. Vanishing of the Bees (2009)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, History

This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines our current ... See full summary »

Directors: Maryam Henein, George Langworthy | Stars: Ellen Page, Bret Adee, Dennis Cardoza, Henri Clement

Votes: 1,015

22. 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: 663

23. 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: 1,244

24. 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: 19,008

25. Project Nim (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Nim Chimpsky, Stephanie LaFarge, Herbert Terrace, Wer LaFarge

Votes: 7,830 | Gross: $0.41M

26. Shane Untamed (2011– )

Adventure

Follow intrepid explorer, Shane Reynolds, around the world as he searches for the last, truly WILD places on the planet.

Stars: Denny Heide, Shane Reynolds

Votes: 8

27. Untamed Americas (2012– )

240 min | Documentary

Explores the grit and glory in the wilds of North America, Central America and South America.

Star: Josh Brolin

Votes: 124

28. The Blood of the Rose (2009)

90 min | Documentary

The British-Kenian nature documentary filmer and ecological activist Joan Root was killed in her home in January 2006. Her activities made her a lot of enemies in the Lake Naivasha region. ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Singer | Stars: Samuel West, Joan Root, Anna Bentinck, Diana Bunny

Votes: 14

29. 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: 1,711

30. Life on Earth (1979– )

702 min | Documentary

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

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,311

31. Antz (1998)

PG | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

72 Metascore

A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.

Directors: Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson | Stars: Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Sylvester Stallone

Votes: 135,766 | Gross: $90.76M

32. Inside the Human Body (2011– )

Not Rated | Documentary

Inside The Human Body - takes us deep under our skin where we are dwarfed by even the smallest cell, where blood vessels becomevast cathedrals and the tiniest cluster of cilia becomes an expansive forest.

Stars: Christopher Cotten, Michael Mosley

Votes: 488

33. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 507,209 | Gross: $18.35M

34. Meerkat Manor (2005–2008)

26 min | Documentary

This is a documentary drama series which follows a meerkat family in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, called the Whiskers.

Stars: Flower the Meerkat, Mozart the Meerkat, Bill Nighy, Zaphod the Meerkat

Votes: 1,002

35. 10,000 BC (2008)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

34 Metascore

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Camilla Belle, Steven Strait, Marco Khan, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 117,831 | Gross: $94.78M

36. Birdwatchers (2008)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama

When a tribe of indigenous Guarani Indians attempts to re-inhabit their ancestral land, which lies on the border of a wealthy landowner's fields, tensions escalate.

Director: Marco Bechis | Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Alicélia Batista Cabreira, Chiara Caselli, Pedro Abrísio da Silva

Votes: 769

38. The Ghosts in Our Machine (2013)

93 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

A cinematic documentary that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.

Director: Liz Marshall | Stars: Marcel Saba, Lori Reese, Perrie Wardell, Martin Rowe

Votes: 618 | Gross: $0.02M

39. The Age of Stupid (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.

Director: Franny Armstrong | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Jehangir Wadia, Alvin DuVernay, Layefa Malini

Votes: 3,846



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