Nature documentaries

Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef

Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, a 2018 science documentary hosted by Welsh nature observer Iolo Williams showcasing the amazing Great Barrier Reef.

A Spy in the Den

A Spy in the Den (2000) is a documentary on lions which was groundbreaking at the time of release due to having used a filming technique which had never been used before. The filmmakers dispatched a covert remote-controlled camera straight into the middle of a Lion pride, the first time that such a[...]

Elsa: The Lioness That Changed The World

ActivismAnimalNature Presenter 2010 Unrated

Elsa The Lioness made history in the 1960’s when she became the first ever captive lion to be released back into the wild, she had been raised by game warden George Adamson and his wife Joy Adamson in Kenya. Elsa had gone to live with the Adamson’s along with her two sisters after they h[...]

Life on Earth

A 1979 series by the BBC in association with Warner Bros., David Attenborough travels the globe to trace the story of the evolution of life on the planet. The series was divided into 13 episodes, each around 55 minutes in duration. This historical important series was the first in Attenborough&rsquo[...]

Darwin's Nightmare

Darwin's Nightmare, a 2004 political nature documentary by Austrian filmmaker Hubert Sauper about the effects of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria.   This predatory fish has wiped out other native species to the lake and is commercially fished to be sold in Europe[...]

Plants Behaving Badly

Plants Behaving Badly, a two-part documentary series hosted by British naturalist David Attenborough looking at the behaviour of two groups of plants. Orchids and carnivorous plants.   The show begins by looking at the "mischievous" aspects of orchids, a trait noticed by Charles[...]

Winged Migration

NatureAnimal Presenter Jacques Perrin 2001 Unrated

Winged Migration (Le Peuple Migrateur) is a 2001 French nature documentary by Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats and Jacques Perrin about the incredible migrations made by birds.   The film was shot across seven continents over the course of four years using special aerial photography. It cap[...]

Sea Monsters: A Walking with Dinosaurs Trilogy

A 2003 BBC documentary trilogy which used CGI graphics to show life as it existed millions of years ago (as far back as 450 million years ago), focusing on the most bizarre, ferocious, or just downright fascinating creatures to ever inhabit the ocean. It was made by Impossible Pictures who were also[...]

The Private Life of Plants

Nature Presenter David Attenborough 1995 Unrated

The Private Life of Plants: a 1995 documentary by naturalist David Attenborough who presents a compelling look at the life cycles of plants from across the globe. The time scale plants change on is more suited to be analysed on a weekly to monthly basis and as a result, this was one of the earlier d[...]

Ultimate Guide: Extreme Weather

NatureScience Presenter Will Lyman 2000 Unrated

This Extreme Weather documentary examines the innermost workings of a storm system to reveal the visible forces that make them possible.   Using the latest (as of 2000) 3D graphics and information from weather satellites, this documentary explores trade-winds, tornadoes, lightning, monsoo[...]

Planet Ocean

AnimalNature Presenter Josh Duhamel 2012 Unrated

Planet Ocean, a 2012 nature documentary by French directors Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot which reveals with breathtaking cinematography the relationship between humans and the ocean.   The film lets the sheer beauty of nature do the talking, though it does have narration from a[...]

The Blue Planet

The Blue Planet, an epic 8-part nature documentary series hosted by British naturalist David Attenborough exploring the world's oceans.   There are many documentaries about oceans but this is probably the ultimate series ever made. It is 17-year-old now, but the quality of the cinemat[...]

Big Pacific

AnimalNature Presenter Daniel Dae Kim 2017 Unrated

Big Pacific reveals the words largest ocean like never before. The Pacific is truly massive, it covers one-third of Earths surface area and contains the same amount of water as all of the other oceans combined.   The documentary explores some of the Pacific oceans most iconic features and[...]

Aftermath Population Zero

Aftermath Population Zero, a dark documentary depicting the end of humanity and what the planet will look like after there are no humans left.   Of course, this documentary seems largely like speculation, though it is based on facts and features a number of scientists. Those featured spec[...]

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