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2005 documentaries

Adolf Hitler - Nazi rise to power

Looking into the rise of the NAZI superpower. This documentary explores the early life of Hitler, through mein kampf until his promotion of becoming the Führer of Germany in 1934 and the subsequent events following.

Sir! No Sir!

A documentary which explores a pivotal moment in American history. Sir! No Sir!  focuses on the efforts by troops during the conflict in Vietnam from November 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975 which involved a powerful mix of political and social stances.  In the documentary ther[...]

McLibel

McLibel is a documentary which looks at the biggest PR disaster in the food giant McDonald's history. libel laws were used by McDonalds to ensure that there was no criticism towards their company which worked very well until they sued Helen Steel and postman Dave Morris. The case led t[...]

Einsteins Big Idea

BiographyScience Presenter nova 2005
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It has been more than 100 years since Albert Einstein released his famous publication containing the simple, elegant yet incredibly complex equation E = mc2. This documentary explores the history behind this famous equation and the events which lead up to its discovery.    Einstein&#[...]

Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room

Enron was an energy corporation which was founded in Omaha, Nebraska, United States in 1985. this documentary explores what was going inside the company which lead to it ceasing operations on December 2nd 2001 due to bankruptcy, also known as the “Enron scandal”. The scandal involve[...]

The Next Mega Quake

Back in 2004 we were all shocked by one of the most massive natural disasters of all time which claimed the lives of thousands of people. The 2004 Boxing day earthquake devastated much of Indonesia and was the most powerful of its kind, known as a mega thrust earthquake. Scientists are not q[...]

Revealed: The Hunt for Hitlers Scientists

The Hunt for Hitlers Scientists documentary looks into how the Allied forces of Russia, The United States and England were trying to obtain scientific knowledge from Germany in the later days of world war 2. The crumbling German army meant that the only way Hitler stood a real chance of winning back[...]

Living with Wolves

A documentary about living with Wolves narrated by Liev Schreiber. Wolves have been characterized as ruthless animals with no characteristics other than the lust for blood, determined to break this misconception, documentary film makers Jim and Jaime Dutcher spent six years living with an untam[...]

The Hawking Paradox

ScienceSpace Presenter stephen Hawking 2005 Unrated

The Hawking Paradox: A 2005 BBC horizon documentary exploring the revolutionary yet troubled scientific puzzle: The black hole information paradox. This controversial theory is something that Steven Hawking defended for almost thirty years and gave him the nickname “the most stubborn man[...]

Tarantula: Australias King of Spiders

Animal Presenter Anthony Phelan 2005
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Tarantula documentary. The Tarantula is a large and hairy arachnid which is a part of the Theraphosidae spider family. This one of the most varied species on the planet since there are 900 known variants of it with scientists predicting more to be out there, somewhere. Contrary to common belief most[...]

March of the Penguins (preview)

Animal Presenter Luc Jacquet 2005 Unrated

Penguin documentary. The 2005 national geographic documentary film, March of the Penguins takes us on a journey to the south pole in order to see the Emperor Penguins in their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual captured by award winning film makerLuc Jacquet. The film depict[...]

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

Engineering Presenter Greg Stebner 2005 Unrated

A documentary about the The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor produced by the History channel and narrated by Greg Stebner. The F-22 Raptor is the fifth generation in twin engine jet fighters developed for the United States airforce by Lockheed Martin as part of the Advanced Tactical Fighter program.[...]

Impossible Island: Dubai Palm Islands

A documentary about the Dubai Palm Islands narrated by Jonathan Hart and produced by Jessica Bassett for the TV series Mega structures. This modern marvel of the world consists of three artificially created islands for which construction began on back in 2001 and is still being worked on today,[...]

F-117: Nighthawk Stealth

Engineering Presenter David Ackroyd 2005 Unrated

  A documentary about the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk. This is one of the most iconic planes of all time because of its sleek design, cutting edge technology and because it was used in many important missions. The Nighthawk is a twin engine, single seater fighter plane developed in secrecy duri[...]

Murderball

Sport Presenter Henry Alex Rubin 2005 Unrated

Murderball is a 2005 documentary film made by directors Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro about quadriplegics who competitively play rugby. The film follows some dedicated players who are working toward the ultimate goal of competing in Paraolympic Games in Athens, Greece.

History of World War II: Hiroshima

  A Hiroshima documentary directed by Paul Wilmshurst exploring the bombing of the Japanese city during world war 2. On Monday, August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m The “Little Boy” atomic weapon was detonated over Hiroshima, it was the second artificial nuclear explosion, after the[...]

Auschwitz: The Nazis and 'The Final Solution'

Auschwitz: The Nazis and 'The Final Solution': The holocaust was one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century. Conducted between 1933 and 1945 it was the systematic murder of more than 6 million people most of a Jewish background orchestrated by Adolf Hitler and the Naz[...]

Earthlings

Earthlings, a documentary about humankind's total reliance on animals for economic purposes narrated by American actor and producer Joaquin Phoenix. The film, which was directed by Shaun Monson uses hidden cameras in different industries to expose human exploitation which happens behin[...]

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

In Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald investigates the cost of retail chains offering goods and services we need to live at very low prices for the working family.   Greenwald asks a very simple a very simple question in this Wallmart document[...]

Living with ADHD

  Living with ADHD can be tough as it can impact many aspects of life, from being about to concentrate for a reasonable period of time to social and emotional problems. These are all subjects explored in this documentary which was made back in 2005 but is still as relevant today as it was ba[...]

BBS: The Documentary

  BBS: The Documentary, an eight-part series directed by Jason Scott about the rise of the revolutionary bulletin board software. It’s a humbling documentary that takes us back to the origins of the internet with people who participated on BBS and those who wrote th[...]

The French Revolution

History Presenter Doug Shultz 2005 Unrated

  In The French Revolution documentary, Doug Shultz explores this social and political rebellion which began on July 14th, 1789.    On this date, the people of France stormed the Bastille in Paris and basically kicked out the French royal family. The motivation behind th[...]

Die große Stille

Society Presenter Philip Gröning 2005 Unrated

  Die große Stille, (in English “Into Great Silence”) was made by German filmmaker Philip Gröning about the lives of Carthusian monks of the Grande Chartreuse, a monastery high in the French Alps.   The idea for the film was proposed to the monks decades ear[...]

Europe: A Natural History

Nature Presenter Sean Pertwee 2005
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  Europe: A Natural History is a four-part BBC nature documentary series which looks at the events which have shaped the natural history and wildlife of the European continent over the past three billion years. Narrated by British actor Sean Pertwee who is known for his roles in “[...]

Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling with Life

Biography Presenter Mariel Hemingway 2005 Unrated

Biographical documentary of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Ernest Hemingway narrated by his granddaughter Mariel Hemingway.   A&E's long-running biography series takes a look at one of the 20th century's most emblematic figures, Ernest Hemingway to bring some[...]

Space Race

SpaceHistory Presenter Richard Dillane 2005 Unrated

  A 2005 BBC documentary drama series chronicling in the famous Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States during The Cold War, presented by British actor Richard Dillane (ARGO). Since it was a "race" then who won it went all is said and done? In the b[...]

Walking with Monsters

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[...]

The Aristocrats

Art Presenter Paul Provenza 2005
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The Aristocrats is a 2005 documentary about the funniest dirty joke which shares the same name as the film by American TV presenter Paul Provenza.   The Aristocrats is told by 100 prominent comedians including Billy Connoly, Eddie Izzard, Robin Williams who explain this transgressive and[...]

Just for Kicks

Society Presenter Thibaut de Longeville 2005 Unrated

  Just for Kicks, a 2005 documentary by Thibaut de Longeville about the sub-culture of sneakers.   Yes, if one were to tell you their passion was collecting popular and rare training shoes, you would probably give them a funny look. However, a huge number of people across the Unit[...]

Bangkok Girl

Society Presenter Jordan Clark 2005 Unrated

  Bangkok Girl takes a look at the sex industry in Bangkok which predominantly comprises of "sex tourism".   Jordan Clark, the documentaries director and production is taken around the city of Bangkok by Pla, a 19-year-old bar girl who started working at the age of 13 in[...]

The Phoenix Lights

Mystery Presenter Lynne Kitei 2005 Unrated

  The Phoenix Lights event was one of the biggest mass UFO sightings of all time which occurred in Sonora, Mexico and Phoenix Arizona on March 13th, 1997.   This Phoenix Lights documentary explores the events of that day and attempts to put together information surrounding the lig[...]

Ape To Man: Evolution

Science Presenter Nic Young 2005
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  In the Ape To Man: Evolution documentary by Nic Young we take a look back over the history of human evolution.   For decades scientists have been looking for the "missing link" which can tell us how we moved up the evolutionary ladder from Apes. Despite this being a 20[...]

Big Sugar

  Big Sugar has been big business, not just in recent years with the explosion of the junk food & drink industries but for centuries.   This documentary which was directed and narrated by top Canadian filmmaker Brian Mckenna shows how the sugar cartel came to be. Using dramati[...]

Hitler in Colour

Hitler in Colour, a 2005 documentary film narrated by Scottish actor Brian Denis Cox (X-men 2) which comprises almost all known colour footage of Adolf Hilter in the rise of the Nazi party and during World War 2.   The result is a documentary which provides a 12-year account of Germany un[...]

Warnock

Sport Presenter Neil Warnock 2005 Unrated

  This documentary follows Neil Warnock as he manages British football team Sheffield United through the 2004/2005 Championship season.   "Warnock" is a fly-the-wall sports documentary meaning what you see is what you get. It provides a unique insight into Warnock's[...]

God Grew Tired of Us

Society Presenter Nicole Kidman 2005 Unrated

  God Grew Tired of Us, a 2005 sociopolitical documentary film about three "Lost Boys" from Sudan who move to America and build new lives for themselves. While they are happy making the most of fulfilling their dreams in the States they remain committed to helping their friends and[...]

The Real Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror is a cult classic film franchise that has scared the living daylights out of millions of people.   Did you know know that the movies and books were actually based on real-life events? Yes this documentary with narration by Canadian actress Zoë Wanamaker is about[...]

This Sceptic Isle

Journalist and author for the Mail on Sunday Peter Hitchins examins the involvement of the United Kingdom with the European Union in "This Sceptic Isle".   When this documentary was made back in 2005 the UK was still handing much of its sovereign power to the "superstate&qu[...]

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon

SpaceScienceHistory Presenter Tom Hanks 2005 Unrated

Magnificent Desolation Walking on the Moon, a 2005 documentary by Mark Cowen which examines the story of the first 12 men on the Moon.   The film uses CGI, NASA footage and re-enactments with Tom Hanks (who played Commander Jim Lovell of Apollo 13 in "Apollo 13") narrating. &quo[...]

The Riddle of Einstein’s Brain

The Riddle of Einstein’s Brain, a 2005 documentary presented by British theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili and British neurophysiologist Mark Lythgoe telling the story of how Einstein’s brain was removed at autopsy and then had an extraordinary journey across America in Tupperware cont[...]

Why We Fight

Why We Fight, a 2005 historical war documentary by Eugene Jarecki about the US military-industrial complex, and western foreign policies over the last 50 years.   The title of the film refers to a series of seven propaganda movies made by the United States during World War 2 with the same[...]