reality Documentaries

Why Do We Dream?

2009 Unrated

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

1985
1

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[...]

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[...]

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Neil DeGrasse Tyson

2014
1

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a ground-breaking 13-part documentary series narrated by American Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson looking at many aspects of what we have learned about the very nature of reality.   The series is a direct follow up to the landmark documentary "Cos[...]

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage - Carl Sagan

1980
1

Cosmos with Carl Sagan makes one think deeply about the very fundamentals of our universe. Carl is one of the most well-known scientists in the world because of his ability to popularise scientific subjects by giving them profound meaning, a skill he demonstrates extensively in this documentary seri[...]

Kymatica

2009 Unrated

  Kymatica, a 2009 documentary by Benjamin Stewart which explores the human condition, conscious and the possibility to conjure infinite ideas.   Do we really control reality that surrounds us? Or are humans doomed to extinction in a world built around chaos? Kymatica explores que[...]

What The Bleep Do We Know

2004
1

What The Bleep Do We Know is a 2004 documentary film by William Arntz which presents a different view of the universe than the one we usually recognize.   In a traditional sense, we look at the universe based purely on what we can see with our eyes. If you except that is all reality consi[...]

Waking Life

2001
7

  Waking Life is a 2002 docu-animation film discussing deep meanings concerning the universe, created by American director Richard Linklater (School of Rock, Boyhood).   Using real footage with actors which was then painstakingly rotoscoped from digital to a special animated effec[...]

The Great Math Mystery

2015 Unrated

“The Great Math Mystery”, a NOVA production documentary examining why we have culminated a supposed almost complete mathematical understanding of the world in which we live. For thousands of years, human’s relied on the meaning of believing in God to answer questions[...]

Through The Wormhole: What is Nothing?

2012
1

Through the Worm Hole Season 3 episode 5 what is nothing? In this documentary Morgan Freeman explores the concept of nothing. We all have some picture of what nothing is but are these ideas really true? To find out we have to look into the newly discovered science of quantum mechanics, a strang[...]

The Brain with David Eagleman - 2. What Makes Me?

2016
1

Episode 2 of the Brain with David Eagleman we look at the phases of the developing brain. By being born with an underdeveloped brain, it has enabled us to mould and shape our brain in order become completely suited for any given environment; something that has helped the human species flourish acros[...]

The Brain with David Eagleman - 1. What Is Reality?

2013
2

A new documentary series presented by David Eagleman. This is the first episode in the series which explores how the Brain really works to create the reality that we experience in the world. Is the world we live in merely an illusion that are brain simply conjures up to allow us to live in it? These[...]

What on Earth is Wrong with Gravity?

2008
2

From the swamps of Louisiana to the deserts of Arizona Brian Cox is looking for what the big problem with Gravity is. What is that problem? Well none of it really makes any sense in the grand scheme of things. Sure for the solar system it would seem that gravity is one of the major reasons why all o[...]

To Infinity and Beyond

2010
6

To Infinity and Beyond: Infinity is one of the most bizarre phenomena that we know of. No body really knows what infinity is or whether it even exists as nothing can be proven with a number that has no real value yet at the same time it can have a value. Infinity is something that all of us can imag[...]

State of Mind: The Psychology of Control

2013
3

Are you controlled? And if so by who and to what extent? The documentary State of Mind: The Psychology of Control tries to answer some of these questions and sheds light on what the implications of control have on you and the public.   State of Mind digs deep into the core of what yo[...]

What Is Reality?

2011
2

A BBC horizon documentary which aims to answer a fundamental question: What is reality? Surely this is obvious but when you think about it, it is not as there is a strange world which underlays the normal, physical reality. The world of quantum. We still know very little about the quantum world[...]

Do you know what time it is?

2009
5

Time seems simple on face value but if you were to actually to describe time then you would quickly realise that it is pretty strange. In this documentary Brian Cox explores the origins of the human perception of time and what time really is; much stranger than it first seems.

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