Documentaries on Science

by MrKaya | created - 11 Jan 2015 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Documentaries on Science - physics and astronomy mostly.

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1. Cosmos: Possible Worlds (2014– )

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 91,814

2. Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention (2010)

30 min | Documentary, Animation, Comedy

Wallace introduces correspondents, inventors and experts who explain various real-life contraptions, inventions and scientific accomplishments.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Ashley Jensen, Jem Stansfield, John Sparkes

Votes: 583

3. Tesla: Master of Lightning (2000 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Biography of electrical inventor and visionary genius Nikola Tesla.

Director: Robert Uth | Stars: Stacy Keach, Elisabeth Noone, Leland I. Anderson, John Jacob Astor

Votes: 863

4. Particle Fever (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure.

Director: Mark Levinson | Stars: David Kaplan, Fabiola Gianotti, Sherwood Boehlert, Joel Hefley

Votes: 6,785 | Gross: $0.87M

5. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Deadliest Volcanoes (2012)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

Millions of people around the world live in the shadow of active volcanoes. Under constant threat of massive volcanic eruptions, their homes and their lives are daily at risk from these ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Williams | Stars: Craig Sechler, Henry Heasler, Robert Smith, Geoff Mackley

Votes: 47

6. Pandora's Promise (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

54 Metascore

A feature-length documentary about the history and future of nuclear power. The film explores how and why mankind's most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stone | Stars: Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas

Votes: 1,723 | Gross: $0.07M

7. Space Unraveling the Cosmos (2014)

Documentary, Short

Documentary about the cosmos and its unimaginable vastness and content.

Votes: 79

8. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Ultimate Mars Challenge (2012)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

NOVA will be there for the exhilarating moments after Curiosity's landing on Mars --and for the spectacular discoveries sure to come.

Director: Gail Willumsen | Stars: Lance Lewman, Veronica McGregor, Jim Montgomery, John Grotzinger

Votes: 70

9. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Hunting the Elements (2012)

TV-G | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

Where do nature's building blocks, called the elements, come from? They're the hidden ingredients of everything in our world, from the carbon in our bodies to the metals in our smartphones. Watch as David Pogue unlocks their secrets.

Director: Chris Schmidt | Stars: David Pogue, Mike Lassiter, Lawrence L. Jones, Lindsay Baker

Votes: 89

10. Universe (1960)

29 min | Documentary, Short

A journey through the universe as it would appear to a space traveler beginning at the David Dunlap Observatory on Earth.

Directors: Roman Kroitor, Colin Low | Stars: Donald MacRae, Douglas Rain

Votes: 212

11. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

38 Metascore

A fictional photographer's quest to spiritually rediscover herself is interspersed with documentary footage of scientists and theologians discussing the philosophical aspects of quantum physics.

Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente | Stars: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, John Ross Bowie, Robert Bailey Jr.

Votes: 12,738 | Gross: $10.94M

12. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Cracking Your Genetic Code (2012)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

Those in the know contend that soon gene sequencing will be cheap enough that anyone can have their genome deciphered. This program shows how confusing this knowledge can be as people ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Holt | Stars: Jamie Effros, Nathaniel Pearson, Francis Collins, Joe Beery

Votes: 53

13. Nova (1974– )
Episode: At the Edge of Space (2013)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

Between the blue sky above and the infinite blackness beyond lies a frontier that scientists have only just begun to investigate. In "At the Edge of Space," NOVA takes viewers on a ... See full summary »

Directors: Keisuke Hatate, Tomohiro Inoue, Taro Ishii, Atsuki Yamazaki | Stars: Craig Sechler, Ronald Williams, Earle Williams, Kerri Cahoy

Votes: 57

14. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria (2013)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

Investigate the alarming rise of untreatable infections.

Director: Rick Young | Stars: Will Lyman, Tonya Rerecich, Addie Rerecich, David E. Hoffman

Votes: 53

15. Mysteries of the Unseen World (2013)

Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short

MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD transports audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front... See full summary »

Director: Louie Schwartzberg | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Andrew Bankston, Payton Bourgeois, Elizabeth Donner

Votes: 673

16. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Meteor Strike (2013)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

Scientist relish the wealth of data available from the Chelyabinsk meteor impact to determine, for the first time, the physical details of a large meteor strike.

Stars: Corey Johnson, Richard Greenwood, Mark Boslough, Caroline Smith

Votes: 72

17. Equinox (1986– )
Episode: Einstein's Biggest Blunder (2000)

Einstein called his Cosmological Constant his biggest blunder. New theory shows that this constant can explain the big bang theory

Director: David Sington | Stars: Andy Albrecht, John Baldwin, Ruth Durrer, Richard Ellis

Votes: 59

18. 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: 29,869

19. Inside Einstein's Mind: The Enigma of Space and Time (2015 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary

Retrace the thought experiments that inspired his theory on the nature of reality.

Director: Jamie E. Lochhead | Stars: Jay O. Sanders, David Tennant, Hamza Ripley Abdallah, Sean Carroll

Votes: 353

20. The Most Unknown (2018)

92 min | Documentary

59 Metascore

The Most Unknown is an epic documentary film that sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity's biggest questions. How did ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Cheney | Stars: Jennifer L. Macalady, Luke McKay, Rachel L. Smith

Votes: 944 | Gross: $0.01M

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