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1. 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: 138,584

2. 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: 32,082

3. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 29,247

4. From the Earth to the Moon (1998)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Nick Searcy, Lane Smith, David Andrews

Votes: 9,277

5. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku, Carlos Frenk

Votes: 15,288

6. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, Fantasy

An elderly amusement park maintenance man, Eddie, is trapped in purgatory and the only way out is to confront five people from his past. Unfortunately, dark secrets from his service in the Philippines begin to haunt him.

Director: Lloyd Kramer | Stars: Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn, Jeff Daniels, Dagmara Dominczyk

Votes: 5,377

7. 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: 4,536

8. Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010– )

Documentary

In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Melissa Ricci, Christopher Goh

Votes: 4,584

9. How It's Made (2001– )

TV-G | 24 min | Documentary

Television series that documents how various everyday products are made.

Stars: Brooks T. Moore, Lynne Adams, Lynn Herzeg, Tony Hirst

Votes: 5,683

10. Baseball (1994–2010)

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Paul Roebling

Votes: 3,171

11. 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: 3,505

12. 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, Paul Beilstein, Steve Benjamin

Votes: 2,716

13. How the Universe Works (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Stars: Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Lawrence Krauss, Mike Rowe

Votes: 4,386

14. 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: 2,351

15. 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: 1,822

16. Sons of Guns (2011– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Will Hayden runs Red Jacket, the nation's most unique weapons business. From guns to knives to swords to cannons, Will sells, trades, buys, builds and customizes them all. When Will isn't ... See full summary »

Stars: Joseph Meaux, William Hayden, Kristafor Ford, Glenn 'Flem' Fleming

Votes: 1,453

17. Nathan for You (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit. But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan's genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for.

Stars: Nathan Fielder, Anthony Filosa, William Heath, Brian S. Wolfe

Votes: 12,290

18. The Living Planet (1984– )

660 min | Documentary

David Attenborough discusses the biomass and life in a variety of eco-systems spanning many of the environments found on Earth (from tropical to polar).

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,652

19. The Blues (2003)

Documentary, Music

A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.

Stars: B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, Ike Turner, Dick Waterman

Votes: 951

20. The Trials of Life (1990– )

Documentary

Each of the twelve 50-minute episodes features a different aspect of the journey through life, from birth to adulthood and continuation of the species through reproduction.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,398

21. America: The Story of Us (2010)

Documentary, History

A six-night miniseries presenting the history of how the United States was invented, looking at the moments where Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress -- from the rigors... See full summary »

Stars: Daniel Webb, Liev Schreiber, Tom Brokaw, James Meigs

Votes: 1,288

22. Walking with Cavemen (2003)

100 min | Documentary, History

The great follow-up to 'Walking with Dinosaurs' and 'Walking with Beasts', presented by Professor Robert Winston, explains the story of human evolution.

Stars: Robert Winston, Alec Baldwin, Christian Bradley, Alex Palmer

Votes: 1,100

23. Life in the Freezer (1993– )

30 min | Documentary

Series exploring the natural history of Antarctica.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,260

24. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,268

25. Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005– )

165 min | Documentary, History

A PBS documentary concerning Jared Diamond's theory on why there is such disparity between those who have advanced technology and those who still live primitively. He argues it is due to ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Coyote, Jared Diamond

Votes: 1,005

26. Globe Trekker (1994– )

60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

The hosts travel to various destinations around the world. As they do, you view their experiences and listen to their critiques along the way.

Stars: Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Megan McCormick, Zay Harding

Votes: 748

27. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )

600 min | Documentary, History

Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, John Steele Gordon, Kenneth Jackson, Robert A.M. Stern

Votes: 768

28. The Genius of Charles Darwin (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

In this three-part series Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary scientist and bestselling author, takes us on a journey of discovery. How does evolution work? How do we know it's true - and why... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Dawkins, The Naked Cowboy, Steven Pinker

Votes: 826

29. 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: 863

30. Around the World in 80 Faiths (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

Church of England vicar Peter Owen-Jones has been given a year's sabbatical to travel the world with a BBC crew to explore different faiths around the world at the beginning of the 21st century.

Stars: Peter Owen-Jones, Jared Sawyer Jr.

Votes: 54

31. A History of Christianity (2009)

Documentary

Diarmaid McCullough, an Oxford history professor, travels to historical points of interest relevant to Christianity discussing the origins and spread of Christianity in a span of 6 episodes.

Star: Diarmaid MacCulloch

Votes: 150

32. A Traveler's Guide to the Planets (2010– )

45 min | Documentary

A travel guide to the very alien planets of our Solar System.

Stars: Bray Poor, Kevin H. Baines, Todd Barber, Andrew Ingersoll

Votes: 191

33. Andrew Marr's History of the World (2012– )

Documentary, History

Andrew Marr's History of the World is a 2012 BBC documentary television series presented by Andrew Marr that covers 70,000 years of world history from the beginning of human civilisation, ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Marr, Pierre Marais, Aubrey Shelton, Dylan Edy

Votes: 998

34. Byzantium: The Lost Empire (1997– )

208 min | Documentary

John Romer recreates the glory and history of Byzantium. From the Hagia Sophia in present-day Istanbul to the looted treasures of the empire now located in St. Marks in Venice.

Star: John Romer

Votes: 182

35. Churchill (2003– )

188 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Add a Plot

Stars: John Baddeley, Winston Churchill, Ian McKellen, Lady Mary Soames

Votes: 93

36. Civilization: Is the West History? (2011– )

Documentary

Documentary: Niall Ferguson investigates how western civilization came to dominate the world.

Stars: Niall Ferguson, Peter Janda, John Lindell, Annekatrin Hendel

Votes: 166

37. Clash of the Gods (2009– )

Documentary, History

Covers many of the ancient Greek and Norse Gods, monsters and heroes including Hades, Hercules, Medusa, Minotaur, Odysseus and Zeus.

Stars: Stan Bernard, Tate Steinsiek, Greg Ford, Blair Jones

Votes: 721

38. Conquistadors (2000– )

Documentary

This documentary tells the story of the Spanish expeditions in the early sixteenth century that conquests America. This 4-part series Michael Wood (historian) travels in the footsteps of ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Wood, John Collee

Votes: 143

39. Crime Inc. (1984– )

350 min | Documentary

The True Story Of The Mafia.

Stars: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Votes: 111

40. Drugs, Inc. (2010– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Crime

Documentary style show that explores in depth how drugs in modern day society are sold, processed, and how police are cracking down on it.

Stars: Mike Secher, Alex Cameron Dimez, Derrick Hesselein, Lilith Astaroth

Votes: 1,046

41. Fry's Planet Word (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

Fry's Planet Word sees Stephen Fry finding out more about linguistic achievements and how our skills for the spoken word have changed. He dissects language in many of its guises.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed, Johnson Chang, Robert McCrum

Votes: 288

42. Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World (2010– )

Documentary

Charismatic men of action and reclusive eccentrics. Eureka moments and serendipitous strokes of luck. Discoveries born of crisis and insatiable curiosity. The history of scientific progress... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Richard Dawkins, James Dyson, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 127

43. Going Tribal (2005– )

Documentary

Bruce Parry experiences first hand the day-to-day lives of tribal cultures around the world.

Star: Bruce Parry

Votes: 341

44. How We Got to Now (2014– )

TV-PG | 360 min | Documentary, History

Explores the power and the legacy of great ideas.

Stars: Steven Johnson, Gene Chruszcz, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Terri Adams

Votes: 331

45. Iconoclasts (2005–2012)

Documentary

Each episode explores the lives of two creative visionaries in an intimate setting and features an unpredictable exchange that reveals their life's work and the alchemy of their different fields.

Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marina Abramovic, Tory Burch, Chuck D

Votes: 189

46. In Search of Myths and Heroes (2005– )

220 min | Documentary

Michael Wood explores four of the world's most famous myths: Shangri-La, the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba and King Arthur.

Stars: Michael Wood, Adjoa Andoh, Sasha Behar, Syreeta Kumar

Votes: 115

47. Inside the American Mob (2013– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime

Documentary film about the Italian Mafia and their organized crime activities in USA, mainly New York, between the '60's to mid '90's. Well documented with plenty of interviews and original... See full summary »

Stars: Salvatore Polisi, Kenneth Carrella, Thomas Logan Crown, John Farnworth

Votes: 489

49. Known Universe (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

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