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1. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 76,110

2. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

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, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 150,481

3. Africa (2013)

360 min | Documentary

Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.

Stars: David Attenborough, Simon Blakeney, James Aldred, Katrina Bartlam

Votes: 11,845

4. 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: 34,532

5. 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: 22,782

6. The Life of Mammals (2002–2003)

50 min | Documentary

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

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,626

7. The Life of Birds (1998– )

TV-PG | 489 min | Documentary

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: 2,517

8. Life in Cold Blood (2008)

Documentary

A nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, that looks at the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,474

9. Life in the Freezer (1993– )

30 min | Documentary

Series exploring the natural history of Antarctica.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,314

10. 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: 3,279

11. Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009– )

49 min | Documentary

This is a documentary series looking at the most dramatic wildlife spectacles on our planet. We see the impact of the melting of the arctic ice in the summer, the annual return of the ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Joe Stevens, Tom Fitz, Mike Holding

Votes: 2,833

12. Madagascar (2011– )

240 min | Documentary

Over 80% of Madagascar's animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. Discover what made Madagascar so different from the rest of the world, and how evolution ran wild there.

Stars: David Attenborough, John Brown, Rainer Dolch, Jonathan Linus Fiely

Votes: 1,839

13. Attenborough in Paradise (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

David Attenborough travels to the forests of Papua New Guinea, where 38 of the 42 kinds of bird of paradise are found.

Director: Paul Reddish | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 781

14. First Life (2010– )

Documentary

David Attenborough goes back in time to investigate the origins of life.

Stars: David Attenborough, Hazel Barton, Jean-Bernard Caron, Bernard Degnan

Votes: 1,334

15. 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

Votes: 722

16. David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive (2014 TV Movie)

64 min | Documentary

This documentary narrated by David Attenborough was filmed at the Natural History Museum, London, and uses state of the art CGI imagery to bring to life several extinct animals in the ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel M. Smith

Votes: 606

17. Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough (2015– )

Documentary

David Attenborough revisits the Great Barrier Reef after nearly 60 years. His visit takes him from the most exposed part of the reef as well as down to 300m below the surface discovering corals never seen before.

Stars: David Attenborough, Barack Obama

Votes: 951

18. 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: 637

19. Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (2009 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

A documentary about evolution.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,838

20. Partners in Crime: The Moors Murderers (2013– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

An in depth description of the lives of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, otherwise known as the Moors Murderers. It focuses on their relationship and the series of events that led to them murdering 5 children.

Stars: Tom Roberts, Gemma Lawman, Haydn Holden, Conor Hanifin

Votes: 23

21. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Ken Kratz, Brendan Dassey

Votes: 77,841

22. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 15,100

23. Living with Michael Jackson: A Tonight Special (2003 TV Special)

110 min | Documentary

Martin Bashir conducts a rare interview with Michael Jackson and is given unprecedented access to the reclusive performer's private life.

Director: Julie Shaw | Stars: Michael Jackson, Martin Bashir, Gavin Arvizo, Janet Arvizo

Votes: 1,007

24. Autopsy: The Last Hours of (2014– )

45 min | Documentary, Biography

Dr. Richard Shepherd analyses the official autopsy reports of various celebrities to determine their cause of death.

Stars: Michael Hunter, Richard Shepherd, Iain Glen, Anjula Mutanda

Votes: 388

25. Diana: Last Days of a Princess (2007 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary, Drama

The life of diana leading up to her death

Director: Richard Dale | Stars: Genevieve O'Reilly, Patrick Baladi, Shaun Dooley, James Barriscale

Votes: 242

26. Diana: Queen of Hearts (1998 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

Acclaimed director and screen actor Lord Richard Attenborough presents this tribute to the late Diana, Princess of Wales from his unique perspective as a trusted friend of the Princess for ... See full summary »

Stars: Princess Diana, Richard Attenborough, Hillary Clinton, Katharine Graham

Votes: 45

27. Princess Diana: The Secret Tapes (2004 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Jason Raff

Votes: 31

28. David Attenborough Wildlife Specials (1995– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Occasional series of one-off documentaries, each examining the lifestyle of a particular animal.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 567

29. Auschwitz: The Nazis & the 'Final Solution' (2005)

285 min | Documentary, History, War

The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps.

Stars: Samuel West, Horst-Günter Marx, Gert Heidenreich, Linda Hunt

Votes: 4,018

30. One Day in Auschwitz (2015)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

Auschwitz concentration camp survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon revisits Auschwitz 70 years after her liberation, together with two teenage girls the same age she was when she was brought to the camp.

Director: Steve Purcell | Stars: Michael Berenbaum, Walter Feiden, Kelsey Grammer, Kitty Hart-Moxon

Votes: 234

31. The Great Rift: Africa's Greatest Story (2010– )

176 min | Documentary

The Great Rift Valley in Africa was created when the African and Arabian tectonic plates separated about 35 million years ago. This series investigates the forces that created the rift and focuses on the landscape and wildlife.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Phil Chapman, Martin Dohrn, Tim Fogg

Votes: 564

32. Galápagos (2006– )

180 min | Documentary

The history of these beautiful Islands from their creation as uprising lava to their being studied by Darwin to their modern day inhabitants.

Stars: Tilda Swinton, Richard Wollocombe, Tom Hiddleston, Stacy Keach

Votes: 1,203

33. Great Migrations (2010– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

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: 668

34. Wild Africa (2001– )

Documentary

Wild Africa is a nature documentary series exploring the natural history of the African continent. The series comprises six episodes. Each concentrates on a particular environment. The ... See full summary »

Star: Fergal Keane

Votes: 360

35. Yellowstone (2009– )

50 min | Documentary

Filmed over the course of a year in Yellowstone, this documentary tracks the area's wildlife as they grapple with life and death within one of America's last remaining wilderness regions.

Stars: Peter Firth, Jeff Henry, Dick Powell, Mary Beth Schwartz

Votes: 1,575

36. Wild Pacific (2009– )

353 min | Documentary

A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean, a vast aquatic region with an unequaled number of islands. Both wildlife and human ... See full summary »

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Mike Rowe, Richard Wollocombe, Mark Brownlow

Votes: 2,104

37. Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature, such as wind or volcanism. He also examines the various ways in which it ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Victor Baker, Phil Bland, Bernadette Carrion van Rijn

Votes: 1,859

38. Tupac Assassination: Conspiracy or Revenge (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

2pac: Assassination [Conspiracy or Revenge] documents the fateful night the hip-hop star was gunned down. The filmmakers sit down with key figures who never spoke to police during the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bond | Stars: Cathy Scott, Brent Becker, Donald Erath Jr., Jeff Braley

Votes: 70

39. Tupac: Reckoning (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

TUPAC: ASSASSINATION II - RECKONING details the motive for murder in a follow-up to the award winning and critically acclaimed predecessor "Tupac: Assassination - Conspiracy or Revenge." ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bond | Stars: Cathy Scott, Tupac Shakur

Votes: 65

40. Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel (2002)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Documentary examining the politics, music, and life of Tupac Shakur.

Director: Peter Spirer | Stars: Anthony 'Treach' Criss, Davey D, Michael Eric Dyson, Chrystall Friedemann

Votes: 991

41. Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

R | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

66 Metascore

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.

Director: Lauren Lazin | Stars: Tupac Shakur, Rappin' 4-Tay, Conrad Bain, Bill Bellamy

Votes: 8,665 | Gross: $7.71M

42. Biggie and Tupac (2002)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

63 Metascore

Documentary on the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the East Coast/West Coast, hip-hop/rap rivalry that culminated in late 1996 and early 1997.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Nick Broomfield, Russell Poole

Votes: 4,337 | Gross: $0.09M

43. Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake... (2001)

PG-13 | 100 min | Music, Documentary

Before I Wake is unique in that it is the only known documentary that chronicles the last year of Tupac Shakur's life as seen through the eyes of the one person that was closest to him, his... See full summary »

Director: Sean Long | Stars: Tupac Shakur, Frank Alexander, Michael Eric Dyson, Cathy Scott

Votes: 367

44. Final 24 (2006– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A documentary series unlocking the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that result in the tragic deaths of global icons.

Stars: Danny Wallace, Dave McRae, Pamela Des Barres, Sandy Champion

Votes: 211

45. Unsolved History (2002– )

60 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

Historical mysteries are scientifically investigated.

Stars: J.V. Martin, Daniel Martinez, Mike Sode, Kathleen Kern

Votes: 99

46. Killer Kids (2011– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime

Dramatized reconstruction documentaries on juveniles, teens, who become killers for differend needs or psychopathic urges. Alone, duos or groups; single to serial killings.

Stars: Misty Lee, Gilles Ouimet, Mario Pagé, Erika Fong

Votes: 500

47. Hitler and the Nazis (2011– )

300 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In 1919, a corporal in the German Army was sent home after the end of World War One. He found his country in economic and social ruins, its heritage and pride irreparably damaged by the ... See full summary »

Star: Chris Andrews

Votes: 179

48. The Last Nazis (2009– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

A documentary following the hunt for the last remaining Nazi war criminals.

Stars: Efraim Zuroff, Edeltraut Aschner, Milivoj Asner, Isobel Charman

Votes: 197

49. Elvis: The Last 24 Hours (2005 TV Movie)

54 min | Drama

The last 24 hours in the life of Elvis are counted down

Director: Mike Parkinson | Star: Elvis Presley

Votes: 79