With National Geographic Television (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Godzilla (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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32 Metascore

A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake as it strides into New York City. To stop it, an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

Votes: 173,855 | Gross: $136.31M

2. The Incredible Dr. Pol (2011– )

44 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

8.6
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With more than 20,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, this senior is anything but retiring as he takes an old school, no-nonsense approach to veterinary medicine.

Stars: Jan Pol, Diane Pol, Charles Pol, Ari Rubin

Votes: 849

3. Brain Games (2011– )

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

8.3
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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: 2,682

4. Creature (1998)

Not Rated | 240 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.0
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An amphibious shark-like monster terrorizes an abandoned secret military base and the people who live on the island it is located on. A marine biologist, as well as several other people, ... See full summary »

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Kim Cattrall, Colm Feore, Cress Williams

Votes: 2,433

5. Chasing Ice (2012)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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75 Metascore

Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Louie Psihoyos, Kitty Boone

Votes: 7,823 | Gross: $1.33M

6. Live Free or Die (2014– )

PG | Reality-TV

7.7
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"Live Free or Die" Looks deep into a group of 5 individuals trying to live free and "Re-wild themselves going against the grain in a modern age. To varying degrees leave the technical world... See full summary »

Stars: Dan Nachtrab, Jeff Wilburn

Votes: 386

7. Megastructures (2004– )

G | 47 min | Documentary

7.4
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This documentary series focuses on extreme construction projects -- be they the biggest, tallest, longest or deepest in the world -- and the machines used to create extraordinary structures.

Stars: Jonathan Hart, Tom Goodman-Hill, Greg Stebner, Jay Simon

Votes: 829

8. Nature (1982– )

60 min | Documentary, Family

8.8
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Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page, David Attenborough

Votes: 497

9. Inside Combat Rescue (2013– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary

8.6
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An elite Combat Rescue team of the US Air Force, rescue wounded American or Allied forces in lethal danger. Pararescuemen, or PJs, return to the front lines of Afghanistan and East Europe ... See full summary »

Votes: 581

10. Monster Fish (2009–2018)

Documentary

6.7
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Biologist Zeb Hogan is in search of some of the largest fish on earth. Using many methods of fishing to catch the giant fish he is in search of and Often finds himself in exotic environments.

Stars: Zeb Hogan, Tristan Guttridge

Votes: 157

11. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )

120 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National ... See full summary »

Stars: Salvatore Vecchio, Peter Coyote, Lisa Ling, Gerald Durrell

Votes: 250

12. Hard Time (2009– )

Documentary

7.3
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In Season 3, Hard Time takes viewers on a yearlong journey behind bars, following the lives of those who work and serve time in two of Georgia's toughest maximum-security prisons. Episodes ... See full summary »

Star: Thurston Moore

Votes: 186

13. America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001 TV Special)

120 min | Documentary, Music

6.3
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Actors and musicians honor those fallen in the September 11 disasters.

Directors: Joel Gallen, Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Halle Berry, Jon Bon Jovi, Bono

Votes: 822

14. American Call-Girl (2011)

45 min | Documentary

6.4
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An undercover investigation into the escort industry in Las Vegas, where prostitution is illegal on paper but alive and well in practice, with the industry making use of clever ways for the... See full summary »

Stars: Mariana van Zeller, Amanda Brooks, Eliot Spitzer, Kristin Davis

Votes: 20

15. When Sharks Attack (2013–2019)

Documentary

7.0
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Terror-filled deep sea saga using underwater photography, gripping news archives & paralyzing testimony to investigate three mysterious and deadly recent shark attacks.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Thomas Frick, Dan Huber, Robby Hurd

Votes: 28

16. Python Hunters (2010– )

Reality-TV

6.5
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A group of guys who make a living catching pythons & other invasive species in the Florida Everglades.

Votes: 35

17. Wild Mississippi (2012– )

60 min | Documentary

7.3
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Witness the rarely seen magic of the longest river system in the United States and the drama of the creatures that are drawn to the Mississippi for survival including bears, wolves, wild ... See full summary »

Star: Chris Nichter

Votes: 16

18. Lockdown (2007– )

Documentary, Reality-TV

7.3
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Documentary on the most dangerous prisons and the gangs that reside there.

Stars: Rodd Houston, Mike Secher, Eric Salazar, David Whatley Zepeda

Votes: 183

19. World's Deadliest (2010– )

Documentary

7.3
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The Animal Kingdom is rife with epic stories of survival - tales of kill or be killed - a place where each and every moment is fraught with life and death decisions. National Geographic ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Davidson, Henri Douvry

Votes: 59

20. Border Wars (2010– )

Reality-TV

7.1
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National Geographic takes you behind the scenes and gives you an inside look at the line of duty of the U.S. Border Partrol.

Stars: Bill Graves, J.J. Carrell, Rodd Houston, Mark F. Harrison

Votes: 190

21. Great Migrations (2010– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

8.1
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Great Migrations takes viewers on the epic journeys animals undertake to ensure the survival of their species.

Stars: Alec Baldwin, Stephen Fry, Thomas Fritsch, James Byrne

Votes: 672

22. Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone (1997 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
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One mans quest for a lost missionary in the African jungle becomes a journey of his own self discovery

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Nigel Hawthorne, Kabir Bedi, Edward Fox

Votes: 193

23. Killer Stress: A National Geographic Special (2008 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

7.4
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National Geographic investigates the root causes and eventual effects of stress.

Director: John Heminway | Stars: Elizabeth Blackburn, Elissa Epel, Marcus Lovett, Michael Marmot

Votes: 213

24. Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West (2002)

TV-G | 42 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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This documentary chronicles the Lewis and Clark expedition and breathtaking landscape they crossed while searching for the northwest passage. (Source: Netflix)

Director: Bruce Neibaur | Stars: Kelly Boulware, Sonny Surowiec, Alex Rice, Gregory Paul Jackson

Votes: 232

25. Incredible Human Machine (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.6
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National Geographic: Incredible Human Machine takes viewers on a two-hour journey through an ordinary, and extraordinary, day-in-the-life of the human machine. With stunning high-definition... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur F. Binkowski, Chad Cohen | Stars: Craig Sechler, Steven Tyler, Diana Cherkas, Neal McNeil

Votes: 212

26. Remembering 9/11 (2011– )

Documentary

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Stars: Randy Thomas, David Ray Griffin, David Aaronovitch, Dylan Avery

Votes: 12

27. Locked Up Abroad (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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This series tells the true stories that would be any traveler's worst nightmare - when moments of madness or desperation in paradise becomes a journey into hell that ends up in prison ... See full summary »

Directors: Alexandra Lacey, Bart Layton, Phil Lott, Finn McGough, Katinka Newman | Stars: Gemma Cousins, Matthew Oats, Ryan Thor, Dion Williams

Votes: 411

28. Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron (2012 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.7
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Engineers, architects and historians are assembled to examine why the Titanic sank, using new technology that has come to light since James Cameron's film Titanic (1997).

Director: Tony Gerber | Stars: James Cameron, Ken Marschall, Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Bill Sauder

Votes: 545

29. The Big Picture with Kal Penn (2015– )

Documentary

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A variety of topics are analyzed using interviews and data collection to create information maps with statistics.

Stars: Kal Penn, Gilbert Soto, Eric Cahill, Tim Cannon

Votes: 157

30. Air Force One (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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The role of Air Force One in the United States Presidency from FDR to George W. Bush.

Director: Peter Schnall | Stars: Robert D. Barr, Barbara Bush, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 139

31. Inside Mecca (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary

7.7
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National Geographic follows three pilgrims from Malaysia, South Africa, and the United States as the travel to Mecca for the hajj.

Director: Anisa Mehdi | Stars: Keith David, Umar Faruq Abd-Allah, Daisy Khan, Iyad Madani

Votes: 258

32. Elemental: Hydrogen Vs. Hindenburg (2018)

History

6.8
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Stars: Brad Abelle, Ian James Corlett, Cindy Crawford, Javier Grajeda

Votes: 9

33. Knights of Mayhem (2011– )

60 min | Reality-TV

5.5
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Led by reigning world champion Charlie Andrews, these guys are made of "hard steel and sex appeal," weighing in at over 200lbs each. They've dedicated their lives to the sport and seeing it... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Ambrosius, Charlie Andrews, Jason Armstrong, Greg Boxma

Votes: 56

34. Ancient X-Files (2010– )

60 min | Documentary, History

6.4
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International historical documentary series looking at the enigmas behind well known classical and medieval mysteries. (the Minotaur's Labyrinth, the Holy Grail, the Phaistos Disk, The Sudarium of Oviedo)

Stars: Jason Alan Carvell, Chris Porter, Shimon Gibson, Michael Hesemann

Votes: 104

35. The Numbers Game (2013– )

Reality-TV

7.9
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From mind-bending stats, hilarious man on the street experiments, and interactive game play, National Geographic delivers the answers to life's mysteries and gives you the tools to help ... See full summary »

Stars: Hannah Johnson, Eric Womack, Rachael Murphy, Tia Barr

Votes: 189

36. To Catch a Smuggler (2012– )

Reality-TV

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Follows the US Customs Agency.

Stars: Denise Toto, Jim Finn

Votes: 61

37. Battleground Afghanistan (2013– )

60 min | Reality-TV

7.2
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Follow the men of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, as they bravely fight Taliban forces in Afghanistan.

Stars: Keith David, Brandon Unis

Votes: 126

38. Man v. Animal (2017– )

22 min | Reality-TV

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Stars: Mason Pettit, Steven Amstrup, Bhagavan Antle, Ramón Bonfil

39. World's Toughest Fixes (2008– )

Documentary

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World's Toughest Fixes goes inside some of the most daunting repair jobs imaginable. Each episode follows host Sean Riley as he pushes himself to the limit while working with some of the world's top riggers.

Stars: Sean Riley, Florent Deplanche, Kyle Howe, Chris Lashua

Votes: 118

40. Amazing Planet (2007– )

60 min | Documentary

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A stunning documentary series about planet Earth.

Star: Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 89

41. Hunter & Hunted (2005– )

Documentary

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a scientific animal documentary TV series developed by the National Geographic Channel that centers on that elusive and dangerous relationship between predator and prey, especially when the... See full summary »

Stars: Salvatore Vecchio, Parker Stevenson, Gregory Erickson, Stephen Rashbrook

Votes: 25

42. Search for the Afghan Girl (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary, Mystery

8.4
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The fascinating journey to find the mysterious "Afghan Girl" whose haunting gaze captivated the world in a NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine cover.

Director: Lawrence Cumbo Jr. | Stars: Steven Brian Conard, Sharbat Gula, Steve McCurry, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 88

43. Wild Nights (2010– )

Reality-TV

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Rural forests and meadows aren't the only places wildlife thrives. Our urban centers are filled with exotic animals in some of the most unlikely locations, often hidden from the casual ... See full synopsis »

Star: Mireya Mayor

44. The Building (1993– )

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Set in Chicago, this comedy centers around Bonnie Kennedy and the wacky people who inhabit her apartment building overlooking Wrigley Field. Bonnie is a struggling actress who moved back ... See full summary »

Stars: Bonnie Hunt, Mike Hagerty, Richard Kuhlman, Don Lake

Votes: 33

45. Science of the Bible (2005– )

60 min | Documentary

7.6
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Stars: J.V. Martin, Hayati Akbas, Anthony Pavelich, Marjan Faritous

Votes: 34

46. Ancient Graves: Voices of the Dead (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

6.5
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Unwrap the secrets of the dead as scientists discover and learn from ancient preserved bodies.

Director: Gail Willumsen | Star: Sally Kellerman

Votes: 15

47. Bandit Patrol (2015– )

60 min | Reality-TV

9.0
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In rural western Kentucky, three women have taken on the responsibility to care for wild animals that are injured, orphaned, or in need, with the ultimate goal of returning them back to the wild.

Votes: 43

48. Man-Made (2007– )

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Stars: Mark Keller, Kevin T. Moore, Lance Lewman, Bill Graves

Votes: 8

49. Kingdom of the Blue Whale (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.3
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This documentary from National Geographic takes a super in-depth look at the mysterious creature the Blue Whale, exploring how the effects of currents on the ocean floors influence the ways... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Selleck, Scott Baker, John Calambokidis, Darlene Kenton

Votes: 69

50. DogTown (2008– )

46 min | Documentary

8.2
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DogTown documents the work of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, where trainers and vets rescue and rehabilitate dogs no one else wants. Follow the stories of dogs and the people who love them enough to give them a second chance at life.

Stars: Chuck Thompson, John Garcia, Pat Whitacre

Votes: 70


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