ocean Documentaries

Ghosts of the Abyss

2003
3

In Ghosts of the Abyss actor Bill Paxton and director James Cameron travel 12,500 feet below the ocean surface to the final resting place of the "ship of dreams", Titanic.   This documentary features amazing footage of the Titanic nearly 100 years after it sunk as well as detail[...]

Drowning in Plastic

2018
1

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.[...]

Sea Monsters: A Walking with Dinosaurs Trilogy

2003
10

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[...]

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections: Super Tankers

2011
1

British TV presenter from the popular series "Top Gear" Richard Hammond presents a documentary about the some of the worlds largest man-made moving objects; supertankers.   Specifically, he looks at an LNG carrier, a tank ship designed for transporting liquefied natural gas[...]

Planet Ocean

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

2001
3

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

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[...]

4.1 Miles

2016 Unrated

The 2016 "4.1 Miles" documentary by Greek filmmaker Daphne Matziaraki is about a Hellenic Coast Guard captain based on the Greek island of Lesbos who had been tasked with saving migrants crossing the Aegean Sea.   The film captures one day in the life of Christos Sapounas and th[...]

Hurricane the Anatomy

2018 Unrated

Hurricane the Anatomy, a 2018 3-part science documentary hosted by podcast personality Mike O'Meara examining the different stages of the development of a Hurricane.   The Hurricane is one of the most deadly forces of mother nature known to man here on Earth. In 1980 Hurricane Allen r[...]

Aliens of the Deep

2010
2

The Aliens of the Deep documentary proves that you don't have to look into deep space to find creatures that look like they are not from our planet.   In the depths of the deepest oceans live some of the stranges animals you could possibly imagine. While oceans cover over 70% of the E[...]

Sharkwater

2006
22

Sharkwater "The Truth Will Surface" is a 2006 documentary created to help save sharks by advocating a ban on Canadian shark fin imports, written and directed by Rob Stewart.   The documentary shows sharks in their natural habits using underwater photography, shedding a different[...]

Garbage Island

2008 Unrated

  The 2008 Garbage Island documentary was created by Thomas Morton for Viceland and is about an enormous pile of garbage floating in the Pacific ocean.   It's hard to imagine an island of garbage the size of Texas just out there in the middle of the ocean, which is why the tea[...]

Chasing Bubbles

2016 Unrated

A the age of 25 Alex Rust, who was a day trader in Chicago decided he wanted to leave his hum-drum life and set out on a mission to sail around the world. A remarkable challenge for an experienced sailor, but Rust had no experience what-so-ever.   After quitting his jo[...]

The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

2018 Unrated

The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle: The Bermuda Triangle is one of the most mysterious places on earth. It is located in an area of the North Atlantic ocean between Bermuda, Purto Rico and Florida giving the area a triangle shape, hence the name. Over the years dozens of planes and ships have disap[...]

Attenborough and the Sea Dragon

2018
3

  Naturalist Sir David Attenborough is back to investigate a remarkable 200 million-year-old fossil of a giant sea dragon found off the coast of Britain. Using state of the art technology and CGI David brings the story of the fossilised ichthyosaur out of the rock and shows us what[...]

BBC Blue Planet II

2017
2

BBC Blue Planet II is a follow up to the massively popular 2001 nature documentary series exploring the world's oceans. The series was first shown on BBC One on October 29th, 2017 and is presented by David Attenborough, possibly the most famous naturalist in the world right now.  [...]

The Kon-Tiki Expedition

1951
5

  The Kon-tiki expedition was a journey led by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl with the aim to prove that the ancient people of South America could have colonised the Islands of Polynesia more than 1500 years ago.  Thor Heyerdahl put more than ten years of research into the theory and[...]

Saving Otter 501

2013
2

A sea otter documentary which follows the story of Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 501st orphaned otter as Karl Mayer and his team attempt to save its life and teach it the skills needed to survive in the wild.   On a typical late summer day a baby sea otter washes up on[...]

A Sea Otter Story

2005 Unrated

A sea otter documentary which follows the story of orphaned otters as they grow up before being released into their natural habitat in the Northern and eastern Pacific ocean.   Otters are an unusual and cunning animal which are in fact the heaviest of all the weasel family for w[...]

Encountering Sea Monsters: The Humboldt Squid

2010
2

Documentary about the Humboldt squid. The Humboldt squid, known also as the jumbo squid is among the largest of the known squids in the ocean and was first discovered in 1835. This large predator can grow to a length of around 1.5 meters and has a reputation of aggression towards humans which o[...]

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