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Nature documentaries

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

NatureAnimal Presenter Karen Hayley 2003 Unrated

Sea Monsters: A Walking with Dinosaurs Trilogy, a 2003 documentary mini-series exploring the fascinating underwater world over millions of years of prehistory. The film explores seven different seas, encountering an extraordinary variety of underwater life from seven different eras.   Thi[...]

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[...]

Flight of the Butterflies

AnimalNature Presenter Megan Follows 2012 Unrated

Flight of the Butterflies, a 2012 nature documentary made by British filmmaker Mike Slee following millions of Monarch butterflies.   Monarch butterflies are a common sight in Canada and the United States during the Spring and Summer but where they spend the winter remains and mystery. Th[...]

Mysteries of the Unseen World

As the title suggests, this documentary takes us into a world that we can't see with our eyes. It is a world that is right in front of yet we are oblivious to it.   "Mysteries of the Unseen World" explores parts of the planet that can only be seen by changing our perception[...]

Nova Wonders

Nova Wonders, a new six-part documentary series hosted by scientists Talithia Williams, Rana El Kaliouby and André Fenton which looks into some of the most intriguing and yet to be answered questions in science.   The episodes cover many different disciplines in science including b[...]

Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan

The Orangutan is one of the most endangered species in the world thanks to the destruction of their natural habitat because of deforestation and through illegal hunting.   For ten years a team of medics has been working in the jungles of Borneo to help save this critically endangered anim[...]

Mountain Lions: Big Cats in High Places

David Attenborough takes us into the wilderness of North America in this 2015 documentary "Mountain Lions: Big Cats in High Places" to reveal the true nature of the continents big cat.   The film follows two families of Mountain Lions set on the fabulous backdrop of the Rocky Mo[...]

The Secret Life of Snakes

NatureAnimal Presenter Andrew Solomon 2016 Unrated

This documentary explores some of Europe's most amazing snakes including the Aesculapian snake, the Nose-Horned Viper and the Dice snake.   "The Secret Life of Snakes" is narrated by Andrew Solomon and was first published in 2016. The film features stunning high-quality foot[...]

A curated collection of Nature documentaries covering many of the weird and wonderful things in the world.