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1. 10 Things You Didn't Know About... (2006– )

60 min | Documentary

Iain Stewart reveals some surprising facts about the world's most destructive and spectacular natural phenomena, from earthquakes and tsunamis to avalanches and volcanoes.

Stars: Iain Stewart, Bill McGuire, Steve Carey, Robert Christiansen

Votes: 19

2. 100 Greatest Discoveries (2004–2005)

60 min | Documentary

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" hosts a new series that highlights the greatest scientific discoveries of all time, from the earliest time to the present day. The series features nine episodes: ... See full summary »

Stars: Graham Powell, Scott Zeiss, Samantha Iles, Bill Nye

Votes: 197

3. 2057 (2007– )

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Stars: Michio Kaku, Frank Schätzing, Patrick Godfrey, Pascal Langdale

Votes: 266

4. Absolute Zero (2008 TV Movie)

96 min | Documentary

TV documentary about the scientific race to reach the temperature of absolute zero at -273.15°C and about the important discoveries made along the way.

Director: David Dugan | Stars: Iain Agnew, Neil Ross, Marinus Smit, Henk Van Rooyen

Votes: 60

5. America: The Story of the 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: 1,320

6. America's Book of Secrets (2012– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary

From the facts behind the NSA spying scandals ("Big Brother") and the Boston Bombings ("American Terrorists") to America's secret prisons, Scientology, the Gold conspiracy and America's doomsday plans, this series features in-depth interviews with top journalists, law enforcement officials and whistleblowers.

Stars: Barry Aird, Jonathan Adams, Alex Jones, Ronald Kessler

Votes: 447

7. Decoded (2010– )

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

Novelist Brad Meltzer and a team of investigators delve into historical mysteries.

Stars: Brad Meltzer, Buddy Levy, Christine McKinley, Scott Rolle

Votes: 700

8. Brain Games (2011– )

TV-G | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

An examination of the nature of human perception and how it can be fooled.

Stars: Jason Silva, Bert Thomas Morris, Apollo Robbins, Eric Leclerc

Votes: 2,575

9. Brave New World (2013)

56 min | Documentary

The film is an attempt to sum up the first years of activity of Krytyka Polityczna (a circle of Polish left-wing intellectuals gathered around a journal of the same title) and a community ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz

10. Chemistry: A Volatile History (2010– )

Documentary

Series in which Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of how the elements, the building blocks that make up our entire world, were discovered and mapped.

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Andrea Sella, Eugene Babaev, Allan Chapman

Votes: 245

12. 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

13. 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: 165

14. 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

15. Curiosity (2011– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

This program is made by the Discovery Network, and the show's 'full-name' has the suffix phrase of "The Questions of Our Life", after curiosity. The show tries to answer mysteries and ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Charles, Martin Sheen, Sean Barrett, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 619

16. Dark Matters: Twisted But True (2011– )

30 min | Documentary, Horror, Sci-Fi

Delves into the most unusual research ever conducted, including attempts to crossbreed humans and apes, actual zombie investigations and head transplantation studies. Cutting-edge CGI ... See full summary »

Stars: John Noble, James S. Ottaviani, Sean Montgomery, David Maiullo

Votes: 773

17. Eat: The Story of Food (2014– )

History

Food has driven nearly everything we've done as a species, yet it's an overlooked aspect of human history. Whether for meat or sugar, snacks or beer, humanity's appetite has altered the ... See full summary »

Star: Allen Salkin

Votes: 57

18. Evolution (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore, Seann William Scott

Votes: 112,741 | Gross: $38.35M

19. 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: 646

20. How the States Got Their Shapes (2011–2012)

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

Follows correspondent Brian Unger as he criss-crosses the country reporting on the tales behind the boundaries. Think: Why does Montana look like it took a bite out of Idaho? Or how are ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Unger, H.W. Brands, Mark Stein, Seth Stein

Votes: 533

21. 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, Mike Rowe, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 4,609

23. 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

24. Joanna Lumley's Greek Odyssey (2011–2012)

Documentary

Joanna Lumley explores the culture and history of Greece.

Stars: Joanna Lumley, Spyros Bakas, Petros Chytiris

Votes: 138

25. Kitchen Chemistry with Heston Blumenthal (2002)

Documentary

Six-part series 'Kitchen Chemistry' fronted by acclaimed chef Heston Blumenthal. Each episode deals with the chemical processes that determine methods of cooking, as well as delving into the notion of "molecular gastronomy".

Star: Heston Blumenthal

Votes: 13

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: 796

28. 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: 176

29. 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

30. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 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: 146,733

31. The Day the Universe Changed (1985)

52 min | Documentary, History

James Burke explores key moments in Western History where new knowledge in science changed the way the modern Western world thinks.

Stars: James Burke, Roger Avon, Jeff Pirie, Peter Sproule

Votes: 447

32. The Planets (1999– )

390 min | Documentary

The Planets is a made for television documentary series that explores in depth the planets that make up our solar system.

Stars: Mark Halliley, Donald Black, Jerry Soften, Sasa Vasilievski

Votes: 1,333

33. 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: 2,312

34. The Story of Science (2010– )

Documentary

Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path.

Stars: Michael Mosley, Robert W. Allan, Marlon Beale, Simon Chaplin

Votes: 563

35. 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: 15,656

36. Time Machine (2004– )

180 min | Documentary

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Star: Jeremy Vine

Votes: 93

37. The Untold History of the United States (2012–2013)

58 min | Documentary, History, War

Oliver Stone's re-examination of under-reported events in American history.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Alan Shearman, Jim Ward, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 6,811



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