planet Documentaries

Life on Earth

1979 Unrated

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[...]

The Universe

2007
1

The Universe documentary featuring Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly explores many topics and questions about the universe.   This 2007 education series features interviews with leading experts in the fields of cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics who are asked questions rangin[...]

Horizon: Jupiter Revealed

2018
5

Horizon: Jupiter Revealed, a new 2018 science documentary narrated by Toby Jones examing new information we have learnt about the planet Jupiter.   Jupiter is by far the largest planet in the solar system and could easily fit every other body orbiting the sun inside of it. Comprising pred[...]

Paradise or Oblivion

2012 Unrated

Paradise or Oblivion, a documentary created by the nonprofit organization The Venus Project describing detrimental symptoms caused by our current established system of economics and society.   The whole point of The Venus Project is to advocate and promote a new vision of the future in or[...]

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

2010 Unrated

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth? This seemingly simple question is what British naturalist David Attenborough wanted to find out so he decided to make this documentary.   Reflecting on a time he can remember back in the 1950's when the world's population was around 2.5 bi[...]

The Private Life of Plants

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[...]

Aftermath Population Zero

2008
1

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[...]

Mysteries of Evolution

2017 Unrated

Mysteries of Evolution, a six-part documentary series exploring the amazing journey of the evolution of life on planet Earth over millions of years, the result of which is thousands of diverse species that are specially adapted to thrive in their particular environments.   The film covers[...]

Mars: Red and Dead

2018
1

It was only 60-years-ago when many people still entertained the idea that there could be intelligent life on planet Mars. Ideas such as there being lush jungles on the surface and that tributary-like objects spotted through low-resolution telescopes could be canals made by intelligent beings. Of cou[...]

OVERVIEW

2012 Unrated

The short documentary "OVERVIEW" by Planetary Collective marks the 40th anniversary of the famous Blue Marble photograph taken by the crew of Apollo 17 on December 7, 1972.     The above image is easily one of the most famous images ever. It was taken around 29,000km[...]

Naqoyqatsi

2002 Unrated

Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio returns once again to present "Naqoyqatsi", a 2002 art documentary film which takes the viewer on a journey highlighting depth in seemingly mundane things we see in everyday life.   Naqoyqatsi follows the same artistic characteristics of his other works;[...]

Bye Bye Planet Pluto

2006 Unrated

  For decades little Pluto was considered to be the ninth planet in our solar system, though everything about it just didn't fit in with the others. All the rocky planets reside in the inner solar system while the gas giants, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune orbit in the outer regions. &nb[...]

Earth's Natural Wonders - Living on the Edge

2015 Unrated

Earth's Natural Wonders takes across the planet to see some of the most amazing natural spectacles, with narration by British actor Oliver Colman.   In part one, titled "Extreme Wonders", the documentary takes us to Victoria Falls, The Grand Canyon and Mount Everest. Three c[...]

The Trouble with Space Junk

2015 Unrated

  Ever since the space-race in the 1960's, we have been putting all kinds of objects into low and high earth orbit. When first launched these satellites have performed all kinds of tasks from being communication satellites to running scientific experiments. Once their use has expired or[...]

How the Universe Works: Strange Lives of Dwarf Planets

2018 Unrated

  How the Universe Works: Strange Lives of Dwarf Planets, a 2018 science documentary hosted by Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs) which examines what we know about some of the strangest objects in our own solar system.   Thanks to advances in science we are now about to explore dwarf planets[...]

Do the Math

2013 Unrated

  The 2013 Do The Math environmental documentary by directors Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott implores us to take more notice of climate change caused by fossil fuels. The fossil fuel industry is killing us. They have five times the amount of coal, gas and oil that is safe to burn - and t[...]

The Lie We Live

2015 Unrated

  The Lie We Live is a very short (8min) environmental documentary by Spencer Cathcart that calls the world to wake up and start existing. It’s a rarity that such a short documentary would find it’s way into this website but while the message is not great in length it d[...]

Wonders of the Moon

2018
2

  Our closest neighbour, the moon has always been an enigmatic symbol in the night sky, yet one which represents stability. This barren rock in space bears scars which tell us about the chaotic early days of our solar system because with no atmosphere and geological activity it's surface[...]

Powaqqatsi

1988
1

  Powaqqatsi is the next documentary that award-winning filmmaker Godfrey Reggio made after the ground-breaking Koyaanisqatsi (1982).   This film explores how technology in developing, second-world countries is affecting people as they transition into first-world west-style m[...]

Programming of Life 2: EARTH

2015 Unrated

  Programming of Life 2: EARTH, is the follow-up to the popular documentary "Programming of life" by Jason LaBarge which examines the delicate balance of life on Earth.   The film shows how small changes in the orchestra of variables which make life possible can have a h[...]

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