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1. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

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David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 79,237

2. Our Planet (2019)

TV-G | 403 min | Documentary

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Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 17,086

3. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

9.4
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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: 152,820

4. Blue Planet II (2017–2018)

TV-G | 364 min | Documentary

9.4
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David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

Stars: David Attenborough, Peter Drost, Roger Munns, François Morel

Votes: 23,247

5. Life (2009)

TV-G | 473 min | Documentary

9.1
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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview of the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to... See full summary »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, David Attenborough, Doug Allan, Barrie Britton

Votes: 35,004

6. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

8.4
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84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 45,564 | Gross: $0.87M

7. The Blue Planet (2001)

TV-G | 389 min | Documentary

9.0
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Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.

Stars: David Attenborough, Pierce Brosnan, Jason Roberts

Votes: 29,428

8. Africa (2013)

360 min | Documentary

9.0
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Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.

Stars: David Attenborough, Simon Blakeney, James Aldred, Katrina Bartlam

Votes: 12,153

9. Frozen Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 23,283

10. Dynasties (2018– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

9.2
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Follow the true stories of five of the world's most celebrated, yet endangered animals; penguins, chimpanzees, lions, painted wolves and tigers. Each in a heroic struggle against rivals and... See full summary »

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,667

11. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

7.5
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79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 53,788 | Gross: $77.44M

12. Earth (2007)

G | 90 min | Documentary

8.0
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72 Metascore

Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Stars: James Earl Jones, Patrick Stewart, Anggun, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 13,904 | Gross: $38.05M

13. Beautiful People (1974)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Documentary

8.3
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Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

Director: Jamie Uys | Star: Paddy O'Byrne

Votes: 3,454

14. Winged Migration (2001)

G | 89 min | Documentary

7.9
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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: 11,189 | Gross: $10.76M

15. Microcosmos (1996)

G | 80 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds.

Directors: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 10,292 | Gross: $1.57M

16. Bears (I) (2014)

G | 78 min | Documentary, Family

7.4
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68 Metascore

A documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life's most important lessons.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Adam Chapman | Star: John C. Reilly

Votes: 5,990 | Gross: $17.77M

17. Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009– )

49 min | Documentary

9.0
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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, Tom Fitz, Mike Holding

Votes: 2,851

18. Seasons (2015)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

7.3
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67 Metascore

Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to the lush green forests, when the ice retreated, and the cycle of seasons was established. SEASONS is the awe-inspiring tale of the long shared history that binds humankind and nature.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud

Votes: 1,329 | Gross: $0.12M

19. Serengeti (2011)

100 min | Documentary

7.5
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Join an expedition across the 30,000 square kilometres of African savannah that makes up The Serengeti. Observe cheetahs on the hunt, stampeding wildebeest and crocodile attacks with ... See full summary »

Director: Reinhard Radke | Star: Hardy Krüger Jr.

Votes: 195

20. Big Pacific (2017)

TV-PG | Documentary

8.4
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The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the Earth's surface, holds half of our world's water, and hides the deepest place on our planet. Big Pacific breaks the boundaries between land and sea in way never seen before.

Stars: Daniel Dae Kim, Dan Nachtrab

Votes: 82

21. Grizzly Bear Cubs and Me (2018)

59 min | Documentary

9.5
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Expert wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan joins a family of Russian biologists, the Pazhetnovs, to take part in their incredibly successful program of raising and rehabilitating orphaned Russian bear cubs in the frozen Russian wilderness.

Stars: Gordon Buchanan, Katya Pazhetnov, Sergei Pazhetnov, Vasili Pazhetnov

Votes: 11

22. Rise of the Warrior Apes (2017)

86 min | Documentary

7.7
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For more than 20 years anthropologists have been researching the social behavior of a chimpanzee clan in Uganda's Kibale National Park. They gained new insights about the violence, brutal ... See full summary »

Director: James Reed | Stars: David Watts, John Mitani, Kevin Langergraber, Kevin Potts

Votes: 51

23. Wild Canada (2014– )

180 min | Documentary

8.4
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Stars: David Suzuki, Jenny Duffy, Todd Crosschild, Treffrey Deerfoot

Votes: 131

24. Earth's Great Rivers (I) (2019– )

177 min | Documentary

8.3
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Earth's great rivers, from source to sea, make extraordinary journeys carving through continents, nurturing ancient civilizations, feeding and connecting life across our world from the ... See full summary »

Star: David Oyelowo

Votes: 59

25. Disneynature: Wings of Life (2011)

G | 81 min | Documentary, Family, News

7.4
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A documentary that delves into the realm of flowers and their pollinators.

Director: Louie Schwartzberg | Star: Meryl Streep

Votes: 384

26. Galapagos (2017)

TV-PG | 180 min | Documentary

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Liz Bonnin joins the crew of the research vessel Alucia as they embark upon a scientific expedition to the Galapagos Islands to help protect the biological wonderland from the effects of climate change.

Stars: Liz Bonnin, Maud Coppes, Karen Harpp, Steve Hudson

Votes: 76

27. The Wild Canadian Year (2017)

265 min | Documentary

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Star: David Suzuki

28. The Snow Wolf: A Winter's Tale (2018 TV Movie)

57 min | Adventure, Drama

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Dramatized story shot like a documentary about an alpha she-wolf and her six cubs who must navigate the treacherous Alps in order to find a safe place to live after her alpha mate is killed by a bear.

Directors: Fred Fougea, Christian Gaume | Stars: Emilia Fox, Matthias Korneli

Votes: 20

29. Magisches Island - Leben auf der größten Vulkaninsel der Welt (2019 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary

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Iceland is the largest volcanic island on earth. Nature is characterized by volcanism both above and below water. The tectonic divergence of two continental plates puts the island just ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Haft | Star: Sebastian Winkler

30. Wild Shetland: Scotland's Viking Frontier (2019 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

6.8
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Ewan McGregor narrates the story of seabirds, otters, seals and orcas raising their families, hunting for food and fighting for survival on the most remote of the Shetland islands over the course of one breeding season.

Director: Jackie Savery | Star: Ewan McGregor

Votes: 8

31. David Attenborough Wildlife Specials (1995– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.5
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Occasional series of one-off documentaries, each examining the lifestyle of a particular animal.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 576

32. 300 Million Years (2015)

52 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Two part documentary mini-series about the history of planet Earth before and after the rise of mammals.

Star: Mark Rossman

Votes: 14

33. Survival (1961– )

Documentary

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Classic long-running British nature documentary series featuring different subjects each time.

Stars: Aubrey Buxton, Ian Holm, Duncan Carse, David Niven

Votes: 50

34. Bij de beesten af (1972)

G | 104 min | Documentary

7.8
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Documentary that explores the differences and similarities between human behavior and that of animals.

Director: Bert Haanstra | Stars: Anton Koolhaas, Stephen Murray, Alexander Scourby, Leonid Brezhnev

Votes: 216

35. Tale of a Forest (2012)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Family

7.0
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A documentary that unveils the primeval forests of Northern Finland, some of Europe's sole remaining, old-growth forests.

Directors: Kim Saarniluoto, Ville Suhonen | Stars: Turkka Mastomäki, Christian Ruotanen

Votes: 308

36. Wad: Overleven op de Grens van Water en Land (2018)

93 min | Documentary

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Director: Ruben Smit

Votes: 134

37. Trials of the Wild (2018– )

22 min | Documentary

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Daily struggles of various wild animals trying to survive in the wilderness.

Star: Salvatore Vecchio

38. Ocean Predators (2013)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

5.6
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Ocean Predators Immerse yourself deep into the ocean in search of the most dangerous predators in our seas. Unveil the mysteries of these fascinating and skilled hunters. Razor-sharp teeth ... See full summary »

Directors: Benjamin Eicher, Timo Joh. Mayer

Votes: 154

39. Into the Forest I Go (2017)

91 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Anu Kuivalainen | Stars: Riikka Palonen, Pentti Linkola, Markku Laakso, Leena Juurikkala-Ketola

Votes: 23

40. Beny: Back to the Wild (2011)

84 min | Documentary, Family

6.4
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Director: Alain Tixier | Stars: Claudine André, Sandrine Bonnaire, Emmanuel Curtil, Fanny Mehl

Votes: 80

41. The Secret Life of Trees (2014)

35 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Artur Homan, Saturnina Homan

42. Mucky Secrets: The Marine Creatures of the Lembeh Strait (2014)

92 min | Documentary

9.4
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Filmmaker and underwater cameraman, Nick Hope, explores Indonesia's Lembeh Strait, a stretch of water famous for its "muck diving" and a large diversity and density of unusual marine life.

Director: Nick Hope | Star: Nick Hope

Votes: 31

43. Surviving the Serengeti (2015 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.4
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20 years after the TV Mini-Series "Tales of the Serengeti", our crew reunites to truly explore the Serengeti, with no fiction. True events are narrated by Michael Krass in this very exciting TV Documentary. We almost didn't survive it.

Directors: Alan Miller, Jochem van Rijs | Star: Michael Krass

Votes: 98

44. Die Ostsee von oben (2013)

89 min | Documentary

7.4
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Directors: Silke Schranz, Christian Wüstenberg | Star: Christian Wüstenberg

Votes: 43

45. Villilintujen parissa (1927)

79 min | Documentary

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Directors: Heikki Aho, Björn Soldan | Stars: Topi Tourunen, Lennart Segerstråle

46. Yöperhosten salattu maailma (2015)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen | Stars: Jarmo Heikkinen, Jonathan Hutchings

47. The Beetle (2018)

81 min | Documentary

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Director: Henrik Håkansson | Stars: Alexis Taylor, Jeff Wood

48. A Land of the Unusual: The Milicz Ponds (2016)

34 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Artur Homan, Saturnina Homan | Star: Krystyna Czubówna

49. Idaho from Above (2017 TV Movie)

42 min | Documentary

9.4
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Idaho from Above features one of America's final frontiers. The film soars over every region of Idaho, including stunning aerial footage of the largest contiguous wilderness area in the lower 48 states.

Director: Tom Hadzor | Stars: Ross Huguet, Barb Thometz

Votes: 9

50. The Story of a Danube Salmon (2013)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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Underwater Documentary about the Huchen, endangered species that was once on the brink of extinction, now plays a pivotal role in the species' resurgence.

Director: Jovana Milanko | Star: J. Michael Collins



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