Documentaries I've Seen

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1. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 16,844 | Gross: $22.61M

2. Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History

A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Director: Mac Carter | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Christopher Nolan, Natalie Portman, Sam Huntington

Votes: 1,061

3. For the Love of Spock (2016)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

74 Metascore

An examination of the enduring appeal of Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek (1966).

Director: Adam Nimoy | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban

Votes: 3,251

4. Chaos on the Bridge (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The story of the struggle to create the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).

Director: William Shatner | Stars: William Shatner, D.C. Fontana, David Gerrold, Maurice Hurley

Votes: 990

5. 50 Years of Star Trek (2016 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

The cast , crew , creators & critics discuss the impact of Star Trek from its creation by Gene Roddenberry to the present into today and the future. Showing clips from the original unaired ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Roumain | Stars: J.J. Abrams, Mark A. Altman, John Barrowman, Robert Beltran

Votes: 131

6. The Captains (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography

The Captains is a feature length documentary film written and directed by William Shatner. The film follows Shatner as he interviews the other actors who have portrayed Starship captains within the illustrious science-fiction franchise.

Director: William Shatner | Stars: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew

Votes: 2,565

7. The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

A documentary about the proposed 1998 Superman Lives feature film that would have starred Nicolas Cage.

Director: Jon Schnepp | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tim Burton, Kevin Smith, Dan Gilroy

Votes: 4,031

8. Houston, We Have a Problem! (2016)

88 min | Documentary, Drama

Explores the myth of the secret multi-billion-dollar deal behind America's purchase of Yugoslavia's clandestine space program in the early 1960s.

Director: Ziga Virc | Stars: Slavoj Zizek, Josip Broz Tito, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson

Votes: 2,808

9. Last Day of the Dinosaurs (2010 TV Movie)

66 min | Documentary, Animation, History

Proposes a minute-by-minute chronology of the Chicxulub impact and its effect on the dinosaurs and other animals around the world.

Director: Richard Dale | Star: Bill Mondy

Votes: 399

10. History of the World in 2 Hours (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, History

A rapid-fire history of our world, from the beginning of time as we know it to present day. This two-hour CGI-driven special delves into the key turning points: the formation of earth, ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Cohen | Stars: Corey Burton, Alex Filippenko, Peter Ward, Clifford V. Johnson

Votes: 802

11. Clash of the Dinosaurs (2009– )

50 min | Documentary, History

Dinosaurs were the ultimate prehistoric survival machines, ruling the earth for 120 Million years. Until now we've seen them as skeletons and robotic models. Dino Body takes a new look at ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Hildebrandt, Robert Bakker, Peter L. Larson, Timothy Larson

Votes: 163

12. Prehistoric Planet (2002– )

127 min | Documentary, Animation

Dripping with kid friendly sarcasm, this series presents various animals from several periods that thrived during the age of dinosaurs and explains how they thrived, reproduced and co-existed.

Star: Ben Stiller

Votes: 127

13. Stephen Hawking's Universe (2010– )


In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Melissa Ricci, Christopher Goh

Votes: 4,670

14. Isaac Newton: The Last Magician (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 51 min | History

Newton's third law of motion

Director: Renny Bartlett | Stars: Jonathan Hyde, Hywel Morgan

Votes: 97

15. Samurai Warrior Queens (2015 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 50 min | History

The drama documentary tells the real life story of Samurai woman Takeko Nakano who in 1868 fights for her clans' independence in a final battle that marks the end of the Samurai era.

Director: John Wate | Stars: Jessica L. Beasley, Natasha Bennett, Antony Cummins, Sarasa Fujita

Votes: 46

16. Banned from the Bible II (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

Scriptural scholars and archaeologists spotlight books omitted from the New Testament.

Director: Geoffrey Madeja | Star: Edward Herrmann

Votes: 82

17. Root of All Evil? (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

Richard Dawkins' highly critical documentary attacks the pulsing heart of all mainstream religion- faith; with special focus on Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Contains repeated ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Barnes | Stars: Yousef Al-Khattab, Richard Dawkins, Ted Haggard, Richard Harries

Votes: 3,444

18. Discussions with Richard Dawkins, Episode 1: The Four Horsemen (2008 Video)

120 min | Documentary

Richard Dawkins is joined by Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens to discuss science, god, religion and much more.

Director: Josh Timonen | Stars: Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 372

19. Exomars, the Hunt for Life (2016)

50 min | Documentary

Did Mars ever have life on it? To answer this question, Europe and Russia have launched a unique and ambitious 2-stage project: ExoMars 2016-2018. This documentary is a thrilling look ... See full summary »

Director: François Pomès

Votes: 18

20. Hitler's Secret Attack on America (2012 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, War

December 11, 1941: Hitler declares war against America. For German Admiral Karl Donitz, Commander of the U-boat submarine fleet, the time is at hand. Donitz devises a plan for a surprise ... See full summary »

Director: Devon Chivvis | Stars: Anthony D. Call, Joe Hoyt, John Wagner, Guenther Degen

Votes: 79

21. Gender Revolution (2017 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Documentary

Katie Couric sets out to explore the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity.

Star: Katie Couric

Votes: 246

22. No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free? (2017)

120 min | Documentary

Dr Javid Abdelmoneim subjects a class of primary school pupils to 'gender-neutral' treatment as he discovers if the differing way we treat boys and girls is the reason we have yet to achieve gender equality.

Stars: Javid Abdelmoneim, Stella Mavroveli, Rikesh Mistry, Gina Rippon

Votes: 29

23. How to Build a Planet (2013– )


Join host Richard Hammond on the ultimate engineering project. How to Build a Planet uses stunning interactive CGI to reveal step-by-step how a world is put together. With a little help ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Hammond, Rydell Danzie, Julia Davis

Votes: 105

24. The Real History of Science Fiction (2014– )

240 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

The series heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the definitive television history of science fiction. The story of one of the liveliest and most stimulating genres in... See full summary »

Stars: Charlie Jane Anders, Mark Gatiss, Dominic Sandbrook, Keir Dullea

Votes: 381

26. William Hartnell: The Original (2013 TV Short)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A look at William Hartnell and his involvement with Doctor Who (1963).

Director: Ian Smith | Stars: David Bradley, Jessica Carney, Peter Davison, Terrance Dicks

Votes: 9

28. Goodbye Bannerman Road: Remembering Elisabeth Sladen (2012 Video)

19 min | Documentary, Short

A tribute to the late Elisabeth Sladen, who played Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Director: Chris Chapman | Stars: Daniel Anthony, Anjli Mohindra, Gary Russell, Matt Smith

Votes: 7

29. Life After People (2009– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Sci-Fi

What would happen to planet earth if the human race were to suddenly disappear forever? Would ecosystems thrive? What remnants of our industrialized world would survive? What would crumble ... See full summary »

Stars: James Lurie, Steven S. Ross, Gordon Masterton, Tanya Wattenburg Komas

Votes: 1,096

30. Futurescape with James Woods (2013– )


Everyday scientists across the country are uncovering radical breakthroughs that have already fundamentally changed the way we think about the world. In FUTURESCAPE each episode explores a ... See full summary »

Stars: Linda MacDonald Glenn, James Woods, Nikki BreAnne Wells, Michio Kaku

Votes: 160

32. When Aliens Attack (II) (2011 TV Movie)


When Aliens Attack examines what would happen if extraterrestrials attacked the Earth. It looks at why such an attack could happen and how it could unfold. It also examines whether human ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Tarantino | Stars: James Lurie, Seth Shostak, Nick Pope, Brian De Toy

Votes: 69

33. Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

A documentary detailing the epic Rogues' Gallery of DC Comics from The Joker and Lex Luthor, Sinestro, Darkseid and more, this documentary will explore the Super Villains of DC Comics.

Directors: Scott Devine, J.M. Kenny | Stars: Christopher Lee, Neal Adams, Brian Azzarello, Claudia Black

Votes: 1,010

34. Dawkins: Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life (2012– )

Not Rated | 47 min

Ideas about the soul and the afterlife, of sin and God's purpose have shaped human thinking for thousands of years. Religious rituals remain embedded in the major events of our lives. In ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Dawkins, Ricky Gervais

Votes: 474

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