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1. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 45,504 | Gross: $8.41M

2. Beyond the Edge (2013)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

59 Metascore

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.

Director: Leanne Pooley | Stars: Chad Moffitt, Sonam Sherpa, John Wraight, Joshua Rutter

Votes: 1,607

3. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 14,373 | Gross: $5.23M

4. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

Votes: 32,172 | Gross: $4.59M

5. Victorian Farm (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, History

Victorian Farm historical observational documentary series following a team who live the life of Victorian Farmers for a year. Wearing period clothes and using only the materials that would... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Noonan, Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands

Votes: 403

6. The Truth About Cats (2014– )

59 min | Documentary

Cat experts scientifically follow 100 cats in Brighton, England. This 3-part series explores how a cat functions as a wild animal in a domestic world; how cats use their senses to interpret their environment; and how cats communicate.

Stars: John Beach, Liz Bonnin, John Bradshaw, Sarah Ellis

Votes: 24

7. Extraordinary Dogs (2011– )

24 min | Documentary

Extraordinary Dogs explores the wonderful and often astonishing nature of man's best friend. In this 13 part series we uncover an encyclopaedia of amazing, compelling and fantastic dog ... See full summary »

8. Bears: Spy in the Woods (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Bears around the globe were observed in their natural habitat using specially designed and disguised cameras.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 182

9. Big Cat Diary (1996– )

TV-G | 25 min | Documentary

Come along on an adventure with Jonathan Scott, Simon King, and other professionals and camera crews as they journey through the Masai Mara game park in Kenya, Africa. In their travels they... See full summary »

Stars: Simon King, Jonathan Scott, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Toto The Cheetah

Votes: 598

10. Natural World (1983– )
Episode: Birds of Paradise (2010)

59 min | Documentary

Living in the depths of the New Guinean Rainforest are birds of unimaginable colour and beauty. When Europeans first saw the plumes of these fabulous creatures in the sixteenth century, ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Jones | Stars: David Attenborough, Piers Gibbon

Votes: 172

11. Born to Be Wild (2011)

G | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

66 Metascore

This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.

Director: David Lickley | Stars: Birute Galdikas, Daphne Sheldrick, Morgan Freeman, Chris Fries

Votes: 2,880 | Gross: $25.89M

13. Why Not? With Shania Twain (2011– )

Documentary

The docuseries will follow Twain as she revisits her childhood home in Timmins, Northern Ontario, Canada and deals with the loss of both her parents in a devastating car accident and the poverty of her childhood.

Stars: Shania Twain, Bo Derek, David Foster, Gladys Knight

Votes: 45

14. Buck (2011)

PG | 88 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

Director: Cindy Meehl | Stars: Buck Brannaman, Gary Myers, Bibb Frazier, Betty Staley

Votes: 3,080 | Gross: $4.02M

16. Life in Cold Blood (2008)
Episode: The Cold Blooded Truth (2008)

TV-G | 58 min | Documentary

Reptiles and amphibians are as dramatic in combat, colorful in their communication and tender in their parental care as other animals. They also live their lives on a totally different time... See full summary »

Director: Scott Alexander | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 70

17. Life in Cold Blood (2008)
Episode: Land Invaders (2008)

TV-G | 58 min | Documentary

Among chorusing frogs in Panama, Sir David Attenborough asks how amphibians first managed to invade the land. The Australian lungfish, an ancient relative of the amphibians that can breathe... See full summary »

Director: Scott Alexander | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 62

18. Life in Cold Blood (2008)
Episode: Dragons of the Dry (2008)

TV-G | 58 min | Documentary

From iguanas emerging out of a tropical swamp to a face-to-face encounter with a monitor lizard in the Australian desert, David Attenborough traces the lizards' colonisation of the Earth as they ultimately became the Dragons Of The Dry.

Director: Scott Alexander | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 64

19. Life in Cold Blood (2008)
Episode: Sophisticated Serpents (2008)

TV-G | 58 min | Documentary

David Attenborough examines the fascinating lives of the most misunderstood group of reptiles - the snakes - and reveals that their simplistic body design has contributed to their success.

Director: Scott Alexander | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 65

20. 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: 2,527

21. Life in Cold Blood (2008)
Episode: Armoured Giants (2008)

TV-G | 58 min | Documentary

The intimate lives of some of the largest and most impressive animals alive today - crocodiles, turtles and tortoises - are revealed in this final program. All of them are covered in thick ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Alexander | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 60

22. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 54,273 | Gross: $77.44M

23. Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009– )
Episode: The Great Salmon Run (2009)

TV-PG | 49 min | Documentary

The annual return from the Pacific Ocean of millions of salmon to the streams where they were born in North America in order to spawn and die. Grizzly bears depend for their survival on this event, too.

Stars: David Attenborough, Jeff Turner

Votes: 127

24. 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: 2,899

25. Tiger: Spy in the Jungle (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2008)

Documentary

The tigress has her paws full with the four 10-day-old cubs, her first litter. Charger, their imposing father, keeps his distance but helps to protect his vulnerable offspring from rogue male tigers and leopards.

Director: John Downer | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 19

26. Tiger: Spy in the Jungle (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2008)

Documentary

The cubs are now half-grown and very playful, learning the skills they'll need as adults. The half-grown cubs are learning the hunting and fighting skills they will need as adults. The ... See full summary »

Director: John Downer | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 18

27. Tiger: Spy in the Jungle (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2008)

Documentary

The cubs are now a year-and-a-half old and learning to hunt for themselves. The tigers head to a water hole to cool off on a steaming hot day and the spy-cams show that the jungle pools are... See full summary »

Director: John Downer | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 17

28. Tiger: Spy in the Jungle (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

David Attenborough narrates the lives of four growing tiger cubs using footage collected by hidden-camera-carrying elephants. Over two years, the elephants help capture the most intimate portrayal of tigers ever filmed.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 562

29. Coast Australia (2013–2017)
Episode: The Kimberley (2013)

51 min | Documentary

Neil Oliver discovers the coastline of the Kimberley in Australia.

Director: Pria Viswalingam

Votes: 11

30. Coast Australia (2013–2017)
Episode: Sydney (2013)

51 min | Documentary

Botany Bay to North Head: Across the glittering waters of Sydney, Neil Oliver explores the network of fortification to protect "Fortress Sydney", and discovers how close the city came to ... See full summary »

Votes: 12

31. Coast Australia (2013–2017)
Episode: Great Barrier Reef (2013)

51 min | Documentary

Lizard to Heron Island: Neil Oliver begins this stunning journey through the world's largest coral reef in the wake of James Cook, and in the hands of the Australian Navy's hydrography team... See full summary »

Votes: 11

32. Coast Australia (2013–2017)
Episode: Tasmania: Freycinet Peninsula to Bruny Island (2013)

51 min | Documentary

Scotsman Neil Oliver probes Port Arthur's harsh penal history and explores Tasmania from Freycinet to Bruny Islamd in the tranquil southeast of Tasmania. Neil has also narrated many seasons... See full summary »

Director: Pria Viswalingam

Votes: 10

33. Coast Australia (2013–2017)
Episode: Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast (2013)

60 min | Documentary

On Australia's shiny holiday coast Miriam Corowa investigates the engineering behind the 1970s Florida-style canal system of the Gold Coast. Neil Oliver heads to Peel Island to see the ... See full summary »

Stars: Neil Oliver, Jock McIlwain, Brendan Moar, Warren Young

Votes: 12

34. Coast Australia (2013–2017)
Episode: Victoria: Mornington to Port Campbell (2013)

49 min | Documentary

Mornington to Port Campbell: Along this historic stretch of coast, Neil Oliver explores Cape Otway and the beacon that helped birth a nation. Tim Flannery scours the water for evidence of ... See full summary »

Votes: 10

35. Coast Australia (2013–2017)
Episode: Coral Coast (2014)

51 min | Documentary

Wedge Island to Cape Range: On this wind-swept coast, Neil Oliver investigates why no one survived the attack on HMAS Sydney in its dramatic battle with a German raider in 1941. Xanthe ... See full summary »

Votes: 10

36. Coast Australia (2013–2017)
Episode: Darwin to the Cobourg Peninsula (2013)

51 min | Documentary

Tim Flannery begins this Top End adventure at Victoria Settlement and its tragic history in the struggle to colonize Australia's northern frontier. Neil Oliver examines the ferocious ... See full summary »

Director: Pria Viswalingam

Votes: 7

37. Zero Days (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien, Liam O'Murchu

Votes: 8,264 | Gross: $0.10M

38. McLaren (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

The story of Bruce McLaren, the New Zealander who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team. A man who showed the world that a man of humble beginnings could take on the elite of motor racing and win.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mario Andretti, Alastair Caldwell, Dwayne Cameron, Matt Coldrick

Votes: 1,765

39. Codebreaker (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

The highs and lows of Alan Turing's life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954. In the last 18 months of his short life... See full summary »

Directors: Clare Beavan, Nic Stacey | Stars: Ed Stoppard, Henry Goodman, Paul McGann, Asa Briggs

Votes: 970

40. Silicon Cowboys (2016)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, History

75 Metascore

Three friends dream up the Compaq portable computer at a Texas diner in 1981, and soon find themselves battling mighty IBM for PC supremacy. Their improbable journey altered the future of computing and shaped the world we now know.

Director: Jason Cohen | Stars: Rod Canion, Jim Harris, Bill Murto, Bill Fargo

Votes: 1,708 | Gross: $0.01M

41. Chimpanzee (2012)

G | 78 min | Documentary, Family

57 Metascore

A 3-month-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Star: Tim Allen

Votes: 5,654 | Gross: $28.97M

42. Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Steve Jobs, Alex Gibney, Steve Wozniak, Michael S. Malone

Votes: 5,539 | Gross: $0.49M

43. That Sugar Film (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

Damon Gameau embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body.

Director: Damon Gameau | Stars: Damon Gameau, Hugh Jackman, Milla Bakaitis, Richard Davies

Votes: 8,527

44. Impossible Engineering (2015– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary

A series that explores engineering mega projects worldwide, and relates them back to the original scientific discoveries that made these modern day projects possible.

Stars: Mike Bratton, Rhys Morgan, Daniel Dickrell, Andrew Steele

Votes: 142

45. Australia's Wild Places (2013)

150 min | Documentary

Isolated from the rest of the world for millions of years, Australia's wildlife is nothing short of sensational. From the arid desert of Australia's red centre to the snow-covered peaks of ... See full summary »

46. Japanology Plus (2014– )

Documentary

8.5