Documentary, wildlife (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. America's National Parks (II) (2015– )

TV-G | Documentary, Adventure, Family

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Experience the glory and splendor of America's untamed national parks. Acclaimed filmmaker, Dennis Burkhart (PBS, Discovery Channel, NBC) showcases the unrivaled grandeur and vastness of America's rare lands.

Star: Travis

Votes: 8

2. De Terugkeer van (2015– )

Documentary

9.7
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In "Returning the Wild," each episode follows the life of a wild creature that faced hard times across Europe some decades ago. Today, these three animals - the kingfisher, the beaver and ... See full summary »

Star: Lies Visschedijk

Votes: 82

3. The Secret World of Nature: Spain (2013– )

130 min | Documentary

9.7
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On the Iberian Peninsula, discover a secret world of nature, inhabited by various creatures competing for survival. After nearly four years of recording, witness this stunning collection of... See full summary »

Votes: 36

4. Guney Afrika'nin Vahsi Dogasi (2016 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

9.5
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A Turkish film crew discovers the diverse wildlife of South Africa for the Turkish TV audience. From the great white sharks of the Seal Island to the meerkats of the Kalahari, symbolic or ... See full summary »

Director: Burak Dogansoysal

Votes: 66

5. Once Upon a Time in the Wild (2018)

67 min | Documentary, Comedy

9.4
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Fed up with modern day life; Simon Burgess and Susan Moran quit their jobs, sell all of their possessions and move into the woods.

Directors: Tim Clark, Craig Ford | Stars: Simon Burgess, Susan Moran

Votes: 7

6. Yabanci: Hayati Kesfet (2015– )

26 min | Documentary

9.4
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Votes: 94

7. Spoil (2011 Video)

44 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

9.4
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The International League of Conservation Photographers and the Gitga'at first nation people of British Columbia in their search for the illusive spirit bear. Their mission is to create ... See full summary »

Director: Trip Jennings | Stars: Ian McAllister, Cristina Mittermeier, Paul Nicklen, Thomas Peschak

Votes: 7

8. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (2002– )

Documentary

9.4
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This animal film series brings viewers closer to the life of wildlife. Documentaries on animal species from all continents were shot.

Stars: Simon Barritt, Jason Hildebrandt, Jim Fowler, Peter Gros

Votes: 99

9. 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, Thomas Anguti Johnston, Huw Cordey

Votes: 168,999

10. The Fence (2016)

9 min | Documentary, Short

9.3
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Short film that examines the controversial fence in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve that divides wildlife from mankind.

Director: Warren Pereira | Stars: Warren Pereira, Babu, Bhuri Baiga, Dhaniya Baiga

Votes: 50

11. Diverseeds: Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (2009 Video)

51 min | Documentary, News

9.3
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This documentary film shows the importance of agricultural biodiversity for food and agriculture, with astonishing pictures from Europe and Asia. In agriculture, the widespread adoption of ... See full summary »

Directors: Markus Schmidt, Camillo Meinhart | Stars: Michaela Arndorfer, Bela Bartha, Cary Fowler, Song Ge

Votes: 6

12. The Queen of Trees (2005)

52 min | Documentary

9.1
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The remarkable story of an African fig tree and the special relationship it has with the animals who depend on it.

Directors: Mark Deeble, Victoria Stone | Star: Ian Holm

Votes: 87

13. 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 ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 38,273

14. Ecoviews: Three Stories from the Chesapeake Bay (2009)

28 min | Documentary, Short, News

9.1
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A cinematic, documentary examination of efforts to save the Chesapeake Bay through the eyes of three separate yet mutually dependent industries; blue crabs, farmers, and oyster ... See full summary »

Votes: 14

15. People of the Seal (2009)

72 min | Documentary, History

9.1
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People of the Seal explores the centuries-old connection between the northern fur seal and the Unangan natives of Alaska's Pribilof and Aleutian Islands in the middle of the Bering Sea. ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Raisz | Star: Aquilina Lestenkof

Votes: 7

16. The Life of Mammals (2002–2003)

50 min | Documentary

9.1
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,804

17. The Everglades (2015)

50 min | Documentary

9.0
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Forget that dark swamp picture, the Everglades in fact is a crystal clear shallow river flowing slowly. This is an intimate portrait of this strange but troubled watery wilderness through the stories of the animals that call it home.

Director: Zoltán Török

Votes: 5

18. Leopard Queen (2010– )

50 min | Documentary

9.0
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Powerful. Deadly. Elusive. Manana is a wild leopard. She could kill a man with ease. Yet besides her sits JV, unarmed and unharmed no bars, no cage. She gently brushes past him, almost ... See full summary »

Stars: John Varty, Joseph May, Elman Mnongu

Votes: 12

19. Frozen Planet (2011–2012)

TV-PG | 333 min | Documentary

9.0
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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: 27,227

20. Wild Hungary - A Water Wonderland (2011)

51 min | Documentary

9.0
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Wildlife film about the wetlands of Hungary.

Director: Zoltán Török | Star: János Kulka

Votes: 382

21. Thunder on the Mountain (2010)

G | 27 min | Documentary, Short

9.0
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The the generally dormant volcanic mountain chain which lies between North and south America is filled with beauty and life. In the 1400's wooden ships were seen approaching and the changes... See full summary »

Director: Cap Averill II

Votes: 5

22. Swamp Troop (2009 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

9.0
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Against the dramatic backdrop of riverine forests and wildlife-rich floodplains of Botswana's Okavango Delta, Swamp Troop takes us into the heart of baboon society. We meet Boro, the ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Bailey

Votes: 6

23. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020)

PG | 83 min | Documentary, Biography

9.0
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72 Metascore

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jonathan Hughes, Keith Scholey | Stars: David Attenborough, Max Hughes

Votes: 26,514

24. Steve Irwin: He Changed Our World (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

9.0
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Australia says goodbye to The Crocodile Hunter

Director: Bruce Wuth | Stars: Russell Crowe, John Howard, John Williamson, Anthony Field

Votes: 145

25. Rooted (2018)

TV-PG | 48 min | Documentary

8.9
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Rooted is the story of five iconic trees in found in a Southern Africa. Each tree is located in a completely unique habitat, and hosts, feeds and shelters an array of insects, birds and animals in the bows of its branches.

Star: Fiona Ramsay

Votes: 28

26. Stories of Africa (2013)

50 min | Documentary

8.9
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Stories of Africa captures the heart and spirit of some of Africa's most amazing animals. Shot over several years in some of Africa's best kept wild places, we follow the tale of the last ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Cook, Lady Liuwa

Votes: 8

27. The Life of Birds (1998)

TV-PG | 489 min | Documentary

8.9
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David Attenborough's comprehensive and richly detailed study of birds, examining the variety of different species and their ways of life.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,681

28. Nature (1982– )

60 min | Documentary, Family

8.9
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Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects.

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

Votes: 565

29. Wild Karnataka (2020)

53 min | Documentary, Family

8.8
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An unprecedented UHD film on Karnataka's rich Biodiversity narrated by David Attenborough. Portraying the state with highest number of Tigers and Elephants using the latest technology - a masterpiece showcasing the state, its flora, fauna.

Directors: Amoghavarsha, Kalyan Varma | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 504

30. Birds of the Lakes Return (2018)

54 min | Documentary

8.8
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BIRDS OF THE LAKES RETURN is an excellent display of how humans can rehabilitate and restore an area where a heavy industry polluted the water so severely that it was unsuitable to sustain ... See full synopsis »

Director: Matej Vranic | Stars: Jure Longyka, Philip James Burt

Votes: 12

31. Wild Wales (2010– )

Documentary

8.7
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Join host and wildlife expert Iolo Williams on a fascinating tour of the spectacular scenery and wildlife of Wales in this remarkable three part series. There are few places in the world ... See full summary »

Star: Iolo Williams

Votes: 7

32. Wild Discovery (1995–2001)

Documentary

8.7
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Animals showcased in a wild range located everywhere in the world.

Star: Corky Coreson

Votes: 22

33. Cadillac Desert (1997– )

270 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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The amazing transformation of the American Southwest in the 20th century, from desert to oasis.

Stars: Alfre Woodard, David Brower, Floyd Dominy, Barry Goldwater

Votes: 60

34. Brothers in Blood: The Lions of Sabi Sand (2015)

60 min | Documentary

8.6
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This is a powerful documentary, filmed over a 16 year span, about the rise of a Coalition of six lions, branded The Mapogo Lions, and their takeover of the largest territory by a pride.

Director: Daniel Huertas | Stars: Luke Allen-Gale, Craig Packer, Amy Dickman, Dave Salmoni

Votes: 720

35. Nature (1982– )
Episode: The Sagebrush Sea (2015)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Family

8.6
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One of the most overlooked ecosystems in the America West is a massive sea of sagebrush that stretches across 11 states. This spartan landscape supports more than 170 species of birds and ... See full summary »

Directors: Marc Dantzker, Tom Swartwout | Star: Allison Argo

Votes: 24

36. Living Earth (2013)

45 min | Documentary

8.6
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Africa - a sparkling jewel, a continent full of life between the Indian and Atlantic Ocean. Over a length of more than 3,500 kilometers stretches one of the most fascinating geological ... See full summary »

Director: Elias Danner | Stars: Ashley Adler, Obadia Jackson, Gudluk Mariki Juma, Sadiki Kombe

Votes: 8

37. North America (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Sweeping across some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet, North America takes viewers from the silent grandeur of lofty snowcapped peaks to fertile forests and dramatic windswept ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Selleck, Rutger Hauer, Steve Backshall, Dave Canterbury

Votes: 573

38. Crime Scene Wild (2007–2008)

360 min | Documentary

8.6
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Star: Steve Galster

Votes: 20

39. Red Crabs Crazy Ants (2000 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

8.6
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Natural history wildlife documentary about the annual migration of millions of red crabs to Christmas Island and the predator threat to the crabs by yellow ants.

Director: Mike Piper | Star: Peter Hayden

Votes: 7

40. Living with Wolves (2005 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary

8.6
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During centuries wolves were characterized as blood-thirsty beasts, enemies of owners of ranch and killer of helpless live-stock. Adjusted to overcome this misunderstanding, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Jamie Dutcher, Jim Dutcher

Votes: 330

41. Survival (1961– )

Documentary

8.6
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Classic long-running British nature documentary series featuring different subjects each time.

Stars: Aubrey Buxton, Ian Holm, Duncan Carse, Patrick Allen

Votes: 58

42. Wild America (1982– )

30 min | Documentary, Family

8.6
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Series exploring the variety of wildlife found throughout the United States.

Star: Marty Stouffer

Votes: 161

43. Natural World (1983– )

Documentary

8.6
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

Stars: David Attenborough, Barry Paine, John Shrapnel, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 621

44. The Last Lioness (2009 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.5
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A haunting roar echoes across the Liuwa Plain. There is no answer, there hasn't been for years. She has no pride, no support - she alone must safeguard her own survival. She is Lady Liuwa, the Last Lioness.

Director: Bronwyn Watkins | Stars: Herbert Brauer, Lady Liuwa

Votes: 25

45. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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83 Metascore

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders | Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Votes: 20,225 | Gross: $1.34M

46. Earthflight (2011–2012)

59 min | Documentary

8.5
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A nature documentary about a bird's-eye view of the natural world, joining the journeys of snow geese, cranes, albatrosses, eagles and other birds across six continents. Beginning in North ... See full summary »

Star: David Tennant

Votes: 550

47. Pale Male (2002 Video)

54 min | Documentary

8.5
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A documentary about Pale Male, a red tailed hawk, who lives on the side of a Fifth Avenue building.

Director: Frederic Lilien | Stars: Alexander Fisher, Lincoln Karim, Charles Kennedy, Jeanine Len

Votes: 50

48. 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.

Stars: David Attenborough, Lakshmi, Jeff Turner, Gavin Thurston

Votes: 583

49. Crikey! It's the Irwins (2018– )

TV-PG | Documentary

8.4
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The Irwin family share their wildlife adventures from around the world.

Stars: Terri Irwin, Bindi Irwin, Robert Clarence Irwin, Wes Mannion

Votes: 513

50. Midway: Edge of Tomorrow (2017)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
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Midway: Edge of Tomorrow is a cinematic expedition that honors the island's famous role in the Pacific theater of World War II and extends into the untold story of how this touchstone of ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Shive

Votes: 10


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