Science documentaries

The Universe Season 2

Science Presenter Erik Thomson 2008 Unrated

The Universe Season 2 is a series of educational science documentary films made in 2007.   The aim of the show is to answer popular scientific questions about the nature of the universe from the nature of black holes to solar systems, even the beginning of our reality. To explain the[...]

Powers of Ten

Science Presenter Philip Morrison 1977 Unrated

Powers of Ten, a short scientific essay published in 1977 by IBM examining different scales within the universe.   The scale begins with a view of the entire known universe, with each subsequent shot progressively zooming in until we are observing subatomic particles that make up the hand[...]

A Year in Space

Science Presenter Scott Kelly 2017 Unrated

The 2017 A Year in Space documentary follows American astronaut Scott Kelly on his year-long mission onboard the International Space Station (ISS).   One of the main objectives of Kelly's mission was to compare how living in space for such a long time affected his body in comparison t[...]

The Placebo Experiment

The Placebo Experiment, a 2018 psychology documentary by Michael Mosley examing the true power of the placebo effect.   We all know what placebo treatments are, but do they really work?  Mosley explores from an objective standpoint how much the can brain do to cure the body by explor[...]

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.

Drowning in Plastic

Disposable plastic items have been ruinous for the environment, especially the oceans.   In the 2018 documentary Drowning in Plastic, Irish science and history presenter Liz Bonnin teams up with marine biologists and campaigners to investigate the true damage plastic has caused to oceans.[...]

T.Rex: Warrior or Wimp?

AnimalScience Presenter Jack Fortune 2004 Unrated

As kids when we learn about dinosaurs, or first watch Jurassic Park, we are led to believe that the Tyrannosaurus Rex was the most ferocious predator of the dinosaur world and the species is usually cast as the psychopathic bully. But is that reputation fair on the T. Rex? He was the largest carnivo[...]

The Four-Winged Dinosaur

AnimalScience Presenter Lance Lewman 2008 Unrated

A 2008 documentary about a Chinese palaeontologist who discovered the fossil of a four-winged dinosaur in 2o02 and subsequently claimed that the species is the link between dinosaurs and birds, but the claim was controversial and many other experts in his field disagreed with the link. Opposing side[...]

Weirdest Dinosaurs

AnimalScience Presenter Roger Tilling 2015 Unrated

A 2015 dinosaur documentary hosted by Roger Tilling, also known by the alternative title Bizarre Dinosaurs and commonly found by the incorrect title of World’s Weirdest Dinosaurs, this one-hour-long documentary looks at some of the strangest looking dinosaurs ever discovered. It follows some o[...]

Dinosaur Britain

AnimalScience Presenter Ellie Harrison 2015 Unrated

Dinosaur Britain is a two-part 2015 documentary directed by Gareth Johnson which tells the story of the many species of dinosaurs which once inhabited the British Isles. It tells us which species of dinosaur lived in Great Britain, what they ate, and their common causes of death based on analysis of[...]

Dino Hunt: Canada

AnimalScience Presenter Dan Aykroyd 2015 Unrated

A four-part 2015 documentary series presented by Dan Akroyd, which follows six different teams of expert Canadian palaeontologists (fossil hunters) as they seek to discover what would be some of the most important dinosaur fossil finds of modern times. In this series, they take the viewer on a[...]

Hitler's Secret Science

Hitlers Secret Science is a 45 minute long 2010 documentary about the huge teams of leading scientists which were working for Nazi Germany in their quest to develop the devastating weapons they needed to win them the Second World War, they had even made progress towards developing an atomic bomb. By[...]

Why Do We Dream?

Why Do We Dream? A 2009 BBC horizon episode which explores the science behind our dreams, using research which involved extensive experiments on people and personal stories from vivid dreamers. The program asks where our dreams come from, why we have dreams, and whether dreams have any sort of hidde[...]

The Day the Universe Changed

PsychologyScience Presenter James Burke 1985 Unrated

The Day the Universe Changed, a ten-part documentary presented by British Broadcaster and science historian James Burke exploring the effects of advances in science and technology from a philosophical aspect. The name of the documentary, which was first shown in 1985 comes from the idea that th[...]

Here you will find a curated collection of science documentaries covering a wide variety of topical subjects. From the very small to the very large, from the logical to completely counter-intuitive, these science documentary films offer us knowledge and a platform to brain storm upon. We only feature high quality science documentaries produced by some of the most talented film makers in the world which are available for discussing upon and reviewing. Know a science doc that should be on here? Please let us know!