Science & Nature Documentariesby DanCushing | created - 21 Aug 2016 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
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Horizon (1964– )
The Quest for Tannu Tuva
45 min | Documentary
The story of physicist Richard Feynman's fascination with - and efforts to visit - a remote country in the center of Asia, called Tannu Tuva, "the land where the reindeer meets the camel".
9. Genesis (2004)
G | 81 min | Documentary
A storyteller relates the creation of the world. A tall tale like all yarns. But this tall tale is a true tale - it is our very own story. The birth of the universe, the formation of the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,353 | Gross: $0.01M
11. Oceans (2009)
G | 84 min | Documentary, Drama
An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.
Votes: 8,645 | Gross: $19.42M
Nova (1974– )
What Darwin Never Knew
TV-PG | 113 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at Charles Darwin, his book On The Origin of Species, and how his theory of evolution is explained. It includes Darwin's observations through work on the Human Genome Project.
17. The Genius of Charles Darwin (2008– )
60 min | Documentary
In this three-part series Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary scientist and bestselling author, takes us on a journey of discovery. How does evolution work? How do we know it's true - and why... See full summary »
18. Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates (2013– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary
David Attenborough embarks on a remarkable 500 million-year journey revealing the extraordinary group of animals that dominate our world, and how their evolution defines our human bodies.
Star: David Attenborough
20. Attenborough's Life That Glows (2016 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Family
Sir David Attenborough explores the world of bio-luminescence, the often spectacular natural light produced by some creatures. Specially designed cameras reveal nature's leading lights.
23. Gravity and Me: The Force That Shapes Our Lives (2017 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary
Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the science of gravity, recreating ground-breaking scientific experiments including the moment when Galileo first discovered how to measure gravity.
24. The Farthest (2017)
PG | 121 min | Documentary, History
It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so.
Votes: 2,940 | Gross: $0.01M
28. 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.
Votes: 796 | Gross: $5.69M
30. Attenborough's Paradise Birds (2015)
60 min | Documentary
Birds of paradise are one of David Attenborough's lifelong passions. He was the first to film many of their beautiful and often bizarre displays, and over his lifetime he has tracked them ... See full summary »
33. Swarm: Nature's Incredible Invasions (2009– )
60 min | Documentary
A two-part documentary looking at the awe-inspiring world of animal swarms. The latest camera techniques take viewers to the heart of the action, revealing how the creatures view the world ... See full summary »
Star: David Tennant
37. Mission Blue (2014)
95 min | Documentary, Drama
Feature documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries.
39. A Brief History of Time (1991)
G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography
A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, was one of the great minds of all time.
Votes: 4,845 | Gross: $2.28M
40. Hubble (2010)
G | 44 min | Documentary
An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
Votes: 3,977 | Gross: $52.45M
41. 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: 53,669 | Gross: $77.44M
43. Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
44. Kestrel's Eye (1998)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary
Filmed over several years, it is a wonder-filled portrait of a family of kestrels (European falcons) who live in a church tower above a small Swedish town. The amazing cinematography, nominated for a Swedish Oscar.
Votes: 86 | Gross: $0.03M
46. Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988)
47 min | Documentary, Comedy
A documentary detailing the spread of Hawaiian sugar-cane toads through Australia in a botched effort to introduce them as counter pests.
47. The Natural History of the Chicken (2000)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy
Through interviews and reenactments, The Natural History of the Chicken investigates the role of the chicken in American life and tells several remarkable stories. A Maine farmer says she ... See full summary »
49. Particle Fever (2013)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary