dinosaur Documentaries

T.Rex: Warrior or Wimp?

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

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

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

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

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[...]

Dinosaur Revolution

2011 Unrated

Dinosaur Revolution is a four-part American documentary series from 2011 which uses computer-generated imagery to portray dinosaurs and other animals which roamed the earth in the Mesozoic era in a narrated nature documentary style. The series took three years to create and was originally going to b[...]

The Making of 'Jurassic Park'

1995 Unrated

The Making of 'Jurassic Park': In this documentary, we take a look at how the 1993 film “Jurassic Park” was made in the three stages of movie making, pre-production, production and post-production.   A significant amount of time is spent looking at how Go-motion was re[...]

Sea Monsters: A Walking with Dinosaurs Trilogy

2003
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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[...]

Planet Dinosaur

2011
2

Planet Dinosaur, a six-part documentary series created by Nigel Paterson and Phil Dobree which brings dinosaurs back to reality with updated graphics after the phenomenal 1999 series "Walking With Dinosaurs".   Yes this a must watch for anyone interested in learning more about d[...]

When Dinosaurs Roamed America

2001
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When Dinosaurs Roamed America is a two-hour nature documentary film narrated by American actor John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, 10 Cloverfield Lane) about the history of dinosaurs on the continent of America.   The film features dinosaurs created by Paleo-artist and art director Mark Dubea[...]

Walking with Monsters

2005
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Walking with Monsters is a 2005 3-part documentary presented by Irish actor Kenneth Branagh which takes us back to a time before dinosaurs.   Using state of the art (as of 2005) CGI and filming techniques the documentary brings back this amazingly fruitful time in history back to life so[...]

Prehistoric Park

2006
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Prehistoric Park is a 2006 docu-fiction dinosaur series presented by British wildlife lover Nigel Marven.   The story which is stylised into documentary format follows Nigel as he uses a time machine to go back in time and collect dinosaurs and other extinct animals. Once he finds them th[...]

Walking With Dinosaurs

1999
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Walking With Dinosaurs is a 1999 BBC documentary series narrated by Kenneth Branagh and directed by Tim Haines.   The idea for the series came about during the mid-nineties with the resurgent interest in dinosaurs thanks to the release of the highly successful 1993 movie "Jurassic Pa[...]

The Rise Of The Mammals

2016 Unrated

  Mammals make up some of the most adaptive species on the planet thanks to evolution over the course of millions of years since before the extinction of the Dinosaurs 66 million years ago. The documentary The Rise Of The Mammals presented by the dedicated naturalist and educator S[...]

Last Day of the Dinosaurs

2010
2

“Last Day of the Dinosaurs”, a documentary about the extinction of the dinosaurs, known as the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event around 66 million years ago. This film brings that fateful day back to life using animation and physical models which shows just how brutal a la[...]

Walking with Beasts

2001
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Walking with Beasts: A revolutionary series that was a follow up to the landmark BBC series Walking with Dinosaurs. These documentaries take us into the world of the Cenozoic era which is a Geologic time period around 66 million years ago, just after the Tunguska event which wiped out the[...]

The Real T-Rex With Chris Packham

2018
6

Naturalist Chris Packham reveals new evidence about the most iconic dinosaur in the world, the tyrannosaurus rex which will change how we look at this creature forever. Since it was first discovered in 1905 the Tyrannosaurus (meaning the king in Latin) is still one of the largest carnivorous sp[...]

What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

2004
2

Do we really know what killed the dinosaurs? This extinction event is known as the Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event where around three quarters of all life on Earth was suddenly wiped out by a massive meteorite around 66 million years ago. Some creatures did survive this cata[...]

Arctic Dinosaurs

2008 Unrated

Arctic Dinosaurs: Entering another dinosaur era, this documentary looks at the dinosaurs that survived in frigid, ice regions and asks the question—how did some dinosaurs survive in such drastic conditions? NOVA searches the Alaskan slopes for fossils and clues. Palaeontologists risk their liv[...]

Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur

2016
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Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur: Sir David Attenborough is 89 years old and still as fiercely passionate about nature as he ever was. This documentary is about the discovery of an absolutely massive dinosaur fossil in Argentina of possibly the largest animal to ever walk the Earth. Dav[...]

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