Nature and the Universe

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1. How the Universe Works (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Stars: Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Mike Rowe, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 4,662

2. 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 the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 34,554

3. Frozen Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

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

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

Votes: 22,807

4. Cosmos (2014– )

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 98,125

5. Galapagos 3D (2013)

Documentary

Filmed in one of the most extreme and hard-to-reach locations in the world, 'Galapagos' explores the unique environments and species of the Galapagos. It will take viewers on a voyage to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Simon De Glanville, Anthony Geffen, Alex Hemingway

Votes: 869

7. 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.

Stars: David Attenborough, Peter Drost, Roger Munns

Votes: 21,581

8. Oceans (2009)

G | 84 min | Documentary, Drama

75 Metascore

An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Jacques Perrin, Matthias Brandt

Votes: 8,614 | Gross: $19.42M

9. The Private Life of Plants (1995– )

292 min | Documentary

David Attenborough's study of the world of plants, which demonstrates, with the aid of time-lapse photography, the rich and varied ways in which they flourish.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,336

10. Planet Ocean (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

Dive into our planet's greatest mysteries with a team of international underwater cinematographers as they explore the breathtaking bond between humanity and the ocean.

Directors: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Michael Pitiot | Star: Josh Duhamel

Votes: 1,289

11. A Plastic Ocean (2016)

102 min | Documentary

A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Leeson | Stars: David Attenborough, Sylvia Earle, Ben Fogle, Craig Leeson

Votes: 1,699

12. Weird Wonders of the World (2015– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

Members of the BBC's "Life" production crew go behind the scenes to explain just what it took to capture key sequences of the program.

Star: Chris Packham

Votes: 71

13. Nature's Weirdest Events (2012– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Chris Packham examines some of the weirdest natural events on the planet. With the help of footage taken by eyewitnesses and news crews, he unravels the facts behind each story.

Stars: Chris Packham, Brian Ladoon

Votes: 189

14. Natural Curiosities (2013– )

Documentary

David Attenborough presents a collection of his favourite natural curiosities found throughout the animal kingdom from armoured giants to crafty insects.

Stars: David Attenborough, Guy Chapelier

Votes: 638

15. The Elegant Universe (2003– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

A documentary examining string theory.

Stars: Michael Duff, Michael B. Green, Brian Greene, Walter Lewin

Votes: 2,057

16. Life in the Undergrowth (2005– )

50 min | Documentary

David Attenborough's ground-breaking exploration of a group of organisms that are vast in number, yet often too small to be noticed: the invertebrates.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,284

17. Wonders of the Universe (I) (2011– )

TV-G | 59 min | Documentary

Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light, gravity, energy, matter and time. With ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Cox, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 3,526

18. The Universe (2007– )

45 min | Documentary, History

This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists.

Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly, Clifford V. Johnson

Votes: 4,612

19. I'm Alive (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

Featuring the death-defying and moving stories of people who-regardless of the obstacles or consequences-were determined to survive an animal attack. Driven by thoughts of loved ones and ... See full summary »

Stars: Feikamoh Massaquoi, Jason Johnson, Sherry Reeves, Lucas Burton

Votes: 89

20. I Shouldn't Be Alive (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Re-enactments of real-life tales of human survival against the savage elements, dangerous climates and physical hazards.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Paul McGann, Greg Rasmussen, Mykel Hawke Pierce

Votes: 1,693

21. Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers (2018– )

Reality-TV

Nature's majestic freshwater giants are disappearing at an alarming rate. For extreme angler and biologist Jeremy Wade, known for investigating stories of monstrous and mysterious fish in ... See full summary »

Star: Jeremy Wade

Votes: 173

22. Monsters Inside Me (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

Stories of people who have contracted and survived rare and deadly diseases, infections, or parasites.

Stars: Jason Done, Justin Peed, Dan Riskin, Cindy Chase

Votes: 577

23. Planet Dinosaur (2011)

180 min | Documentary, Animation, Action

Based on the latest paleontological discoveries from all continents, veteran actor John Hurt narrates the gory, bleak stories of the brutal relationship between the ancient apex predators and their gigantic herbivorous prey.

Star: John Hurt

Votes: 1,133

24. River Monsters (2009–2017)

42 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

Jeremy Wade searches the world for legendary and flesh-eating freshwater fish.

Stars: Jeremy Wade, Daniel Göz, Tim Mousseau, Stan Groves

Votes: 4,141

25. The Future Is Wild (2003– )

25 min | Documentary, Animation, Sci-Fi

A group of scientists predict what Earth and Life will look like in the future

Stars: Christian Rodska, Jeremy Rayner, Bruce H. Tiffney, Stephen Harris

Votes: 650

27. Secrets of the Deep (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama

Science documentary looking at the ocean abyss and its bizarre creatures, also traces the 80 year story of the largest predator ever to have evolved, the sperm whale.

Director: David Allen | Stars: Bernard Hill, Scott MacCallum

Votes: 148

28. Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special (2000 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary

The first half of this special is a recreation of Al's life, from birth through his death in adolescence.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks

Votes: 1,103

29. Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough (2011)

TV-PG | 40 min | Documentary

Famous naturalist David Attenborough explains the rise and fall of pterosaurs, mistakenly known as flying dinosaurs. He also flies a glider to show how big the Quetzalcoatlus, at the time the largest known pterosaur species, really was.

Director: Matthew Dyas | Stars: David Attenborough, Douglas A. Lawson

Votes: 791 | Gross: $5.69M

30. Jurassic Fight Club (2008– )

Documentary, History

Jurassic Fight Club depicts how prehistoric beasts hunted their prey, dissecting these battles and uncovering a predatory world far more calculated and complex than originally thought.

Stars: Erik Thompson, George Blasing, Thomas Holtz, Lawrence Witmer

Votes: 387

31. Chased by Dinosaurs (2002–2003)

29 min | Documentary, Animation, History

This two-part series, a sequel to Walking with Dinosaurs featured Nigel and his "team of fellow explorers" encountering prehistoric life over a large range of time, and seeing creatures not featured in the original series.

Star: Nigel Marven

Votes: 552

32. Prehistoric Park (2006– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Nigel Marven travels back in time to rescue exotic creatures on the brink of extinction. CGI is used to create animals no longer seen on earth, from woolly mammoths, and T Rex, to dinosaur-eating crocodiles.

Stars: Rod Arthur, Suzanne McNabb, David Jason, Nigel Marven

Votes: 1,119

33. Land of Giants: A 'Walking with Dinosaurs' Special (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary

Nigel Marven travels back in time to observe some of the biggest and most deadly creatures to ever walk to planet, in their natural habitat

Director: Jasper James | Star: Nigel Marven

Votes: 277

34. The Giant Claw: A 'Walking with Dinosaurs' Special (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 58 min | Documentary

Nigel Marven travels back in an Early Cretaceous Mongolia to find the dinosaur with the largest claws: Therizinosaurus.

Director: Tim Haines | Star: Nigel Marven

Votes: 235

35. Dinosaur Revolution (2011– )

Documentary

A documentary series following various prehistoric creatures, depicting their way of lives as well as their lust for survival.

Star: David Krentz

Votes: 151

36. Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007)

Unrated | 40 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

Brings to life some of the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit the ocean. Combines animation with recreations in a prehistoric adventure. A journey to the ... See full summary »

Director: Sean MacLeod Phillips | Stars: Jerry Hoffman, Liev Schreiber, Jennifer Aguilar, Michael Ashcraft

Votes: 884 | Gross: $23.55M

37. Sea Monsters: A Walking with Dinosaurs Trilogy (2003)

Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary

On a unique underwater voyage spanning millions of years in prehistory, our dauntless presenter explores seven different seas, encountering an extraordinary variety of underwater life from ... See full summary »

Stars: Karen Hayley, Nigel Marven, Michael Davis

Votes: 772

38. Ice Age Giants (2013– )

150 min | Documentary

Professor Alice Roberts journeys 40,000 years back in time on the trail of the great beasts of the ice age. This was the last time that giants like mammoths, woolly rhinos and sabre-toothed... See full summary »

Stars: Dominic Frisby, Alice Roberts, Alun Hubbard, Grigoriev Semyon Egorovich

Votes: 155

39. Bizarre Dinosaurs (2009 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

As dinosaurs grew into the behemoths of the Cretaceous period they evolved many extraordinary but apparently useless features including spikes, sails horns, crests and the tiny "arms" of ... See full summary »

Director: Jenny Kubo | Stars: Jack Horner, Paul Sereno, Gregory Erickson, Lawrence Witmer

Votes: 66

40. Prehistoric Predators (2007– )

History

Journey back to the wild Ice Age, and witness how some of the most lethal prehistoric predators lived and why they disappeared forever from the Earth.

Stars: Marcos Akiaten, Chip Bolcik, Roger Tilling, Bruce J. MacFadden

Votes: 84

41. Prehistoric (2010– )

Documentary, History

This graphics intensive mega-series takes you on a backwards timeline to see what stood,lived, fought and died in your backyard hundreds, thousands, even millions ofyears ago.

Star: Trevor S. Valle

Votes: 26

42. The Dark: Nature's Nighttime World (2012)

60 min | Documentary

A team of experts venture into the jungles, forests and mountains of central and south America to capture dramatic footage of wildlife at night.

Stars: Andy Serkis, Gordon Buchanan, George McGavin, Justine Evans

Votes: 27

43. New Wilderness (1982– )

30 min | Documentary

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Star: Lorne Greene

Votes: 31

44. Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

David Attenborough follows the remarkable story of the discovery of fossils in the Patagonia region of Argentina which prove to belong to the largest animal to ever walk the Earth.

Director: Charlotte Scott | Stars: David Attenborough, Ben Garrod, Diego Pol

Votes: 360

45. Attenborough and the Sea Dragon (2018 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 58 min | Documentary

Sir David Attenborough investigates the discovery of a 200 million year old Ichthyosaur on the Jurassic Coast in southern England.

Director: Sally Thomson | Stars: David Attenborough, Benjamin Moon, Chris Moore, Fiann Smithwick

Votes: 194

46. Enchanted Kingdom 3D (2014)

G | 87 min | Documentary

This absolutely beautiful documentary on our World, its mystical beauty and miracles including slow motion footage of nature, animals, seasons, new life and daily beauties I've never seen ... See full summary »

Directors: Patrick Morris, Neil Nightingale | Stars: Idris Elba, Lambert Wilson, Humberto Tan, Hayley Joanne Bacon

Votes: 625



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