Most Popular Nature Documentary Movies and TV Shows
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2. Our Planet (2019)
TV-G | 403 min | Documentary
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
3. 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.
4. Blue Planet II (2017–2018)
TV-G | 364 min | Documentary
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.
5. 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 of the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to... See full summary »
6. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime
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.
Votes: 45,564 | Gross: $0.87M
8. Africa (2013)
360 min | Documentary
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.
10. Dynasties (2018– )
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
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
11. March of the Penguins (2005)
G | 80 min | Documentary, Family
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.
Votes: 53,788 | Gross: $77.44M
12. Earth (2007)
G | 90 min | Documentary
Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.
Votes: 13,904 | Gross: $38.05M
17. 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 »
18. Seasons (2015)
PG | 96 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 1,329 | Gross: $0.12M
19. Serengeti (2011)
100 min | Documentary
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 »
20. Big Pacific (2017)
TV-PG | Documentary
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.
21. Grizzly Bear Cubs and Me (2018)
59 min | Documentary
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.
22. Rise of the Warrior Apes (2017)
86 min | Documentary
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 »
26. Galapagos (2017)
TV-PG | 180 min | Documentary
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.
28. The Snow Wolf: A Winter's Tale (2018 TV Movie)
57 min | Adventure, Drama
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.
29. Magisches Island - Leben auf der größten Vulkaninsel der Welt (2019 TV Movie)
44 min | Documentary
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 »
30. Wild Shetland: Scotland's Viking Frontier (2019 TV Movie)
59 min | Documentary
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.
38. Ocean Predators (2013)
Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary
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 »
92 min | Documentary
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.
43. Surviving the Serengeti (2015 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary
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.
49. Idaho from Above (2017 TV Movie)
42 min | Documentary
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.