2009 documentaries

Cosmic monsters

Cosmic Monsters: Exploring the most brizarre phenominon that we currently know of in the cosmos. the black hole. There are potentially thousands of them in the Milky way galaxy alone, however it is the one at our galactic center scientists are most interested in, which is simply massive. At ove[...]

Ray Mears - the forgotten forest

Ray Mears explores the beautiful Northern forest and explains some vital tips to survive in this amazing but potentially brutal environment.

Do you know what time it is?

Science Presenter Brian Cox 2009

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.

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdochs War on Journalism

A documentary which looks into the the news channels owned by Rupert Murdoch; Fox News Channel (FNC) and their reported Conservative bias. Rupert Murdoch very much promotes himself as being fair and un-bias which this documentary puts the test with the help of former employees of the corporation and[...]

The Cove

The Cove: Shallow Water. Deep Secret: A documentary which takes us into the hidden world of the cove. The Cove explores the lives of dolphins and also looks into and questions the Japanese hunting practices used to kill them. Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2010 The Cove seek[...]

Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup

The Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup documentary brings us straight to the point information surrounding the 9/11 attacks on the United States of America. This documentary has a strong focus on the day of the attacks but also looks into the investigations by the government and makes suggesti[...]

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off

Conspiracy Presenter Alex Jones 2009

This documentary is presented by the American radio host Alex jones and looks into who Barak Obama is. Alex Jones puts the conspiracy forward that the 44th President of the United States is merely a puppet in a new totalitarian world government.

What Makes a Genius

Who is a genious and what makes them become one? In this documentary Marcus du Sautoy a professor of mathemathics looks deep into this question to try to understands why. There are a number of questions to answer which are looked at in detail such as; what are geniuses? and is their physic[...]

Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life

A documentary about evolution. Earth is the only known planet which sustains life and it does so with a huge abundance, from the north pole to the south the planet is teaming with life from massive flowers to strange reptiles there is life in seemingly every shape and form. With such huge biodiversi[...]

The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine: In this fascinating documentary, Naomi Klein explains how the American “free market” policies have come to dominate the world for almost half a century. It suggests techniques developed by economist Milton Friedman, have been used again and again throughout[...]

The Living Matrix

The Living Matrix is a 2009 documentary by Greg Becker about alternative healing.   There is an intricate web of factors that determine our health. The documentary The living Matrix uncovers the science of healing and sheds light on some new ideas which are presented by experts[...]

Dispatches: inside Britains Israel Lobby

A fascinating documentary exploring how Israel lobby groups fund political propeganda in Britain in support of the state of Israel, exposing its underlying Zionism connections. In this documentary we look at how politicians are funded by these groups and manipulated in order to gain bias resear[...]

World War II in Colour: Britain at Bay

How Britain defended itself against the might of the NAZI regime. It was assumed that sooner or later Britain would surrender to Germany primarily because of the attacks led by the head of the Luftwaffe, Hermann Göring. In 1940 the Luftwaffe had a massive air superiority over the British. On Au[...]

Whos Afraid of a Big Black Hole?

Black holes are the strangest things that we know of in the universe precisely because we know nothing about them. What we do know is based on theories which scientists are working on to uncover. The death of a star substantially large enough will collapse in on itself after a supernova with such fo[...]

The Doors: When Youre Strange

  A documentary about the American rock band The Doors constructed in chronological order. The Doors formed in Los Angeles in 1965 and went on to become one of the most successful bands of all time and gained a cult following that is very much alive today. In the film, we see[...]

Ray Mears - Australia: The Red Center

In this edition of Ray Mears Extreme Survival we visit The Red Centre of Australia which is close to Ayer’s Rock, Alias Ulura. To explore this extremely deadly but beautiful environment Ray joins the Pitjantjatjara, an aboriginal tribe consisting of more than 3500 people and occupying an area[...]

Us Now

Mass communication is a phrase that’s been re-defined over the centuries, as tools to transfer what people think, what they want and how they feel have developed with human progress. Cave paintings, language, stone indentations, the written word, the printing press, the gramophone, the telepho[...]

Into the Dragons Lair: Nile Crocodile

AnimalReptile Presenter Roger Horrocks 2009 Unrated

Nile Crocodile documentary. The African Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is the second largest reptile currently in existence (The largest is the salt water crocodile) and lives in sub-saharan Africa  with a concentration to the south and east of the continent. The typical habitat for this[...]

Horizon: 40 Years on the Moon

Horizons guide to the Moon documentary. Some would argue that the 1960’s and 70’s were when the greatest achievements by humanity are bestowed because of the space race. Sure, we have Voyaged much further out into the solar system using robots but what seems to constitute a mon[...]

Factory City - The Biggest Factory on Earth

Factory city is a documentary about possibly the largest factory in the world owned by EUPA and located in China. Life in this line work is nothing like your ordinary western job since not only do people earn money here they actually live out their lives within the factory walls even getting ma[...]

Capitalism: A love Story

Capitalism: A love Story is a 2009 documentary created by the renowned film maker Michael Moore. This film explores the Western Love for Capitalism, more specifically when the economy crashed in 2008 and what has been done moving forward to ensure such events do not happen again in the future. This[...]

The Horizon Guide to Mars

ScienceSpace Presenter Kevin Fong 2009 Unrated

The Horizon Guide to Mars (first board cast in 2009) is a documentary that looks into the fantastic human strive to find out the secrets of the red planet. To provide a time-line of Mars exploration history Dr Kevin Fong uses more than 40 years worth of BBC & Horizon archive footage which s[...]

No Impact Man: The Documentary

  No Impact Man, A Documentary film from 2009 that tells the story of author Colin Beavan, who went completely "green," in order to send a message about saving the planet by giving up virtually all the pleasures of modern day living -- transportation, gas-power,[...]

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

Earth Days is a 2009 documentary about the worlds growing awareness of environmental problems directed by Robert Stone who is renowned for making a number of feature-length documentaries such as Pandoras Promise (2013) and Oswalds Ghost (2007). The centrepiece of this film is the history of Earth Da[...]


Home (2009) is a feature length documentary which shows the immense diversity of life on planet Earth using wide angle shots from the international space station and filmed in over 50 countries using helicopter aerial shots. The documentary was created by French director and photographer Yann A[...]

Sydney Opera House

A documentary about the Sydney Opera House presented by radio host and Top Gear co presenter Richard Hammond. His series, Engineering Connections which was originally broadcast on National Geographic in 2009 looks into how engineers have used innovative techniques and inspirations from nature and sc[...]

People of The Rock: The Llanitos of Gibraltar

Society Presenter Garrett Wesley Gibbons 2009 Unrated

People is the Rock: The Llanitos of Gibraltar is a 2009 feature length documentary film that tells the story of Gibraltar as it moves into the 21st century. This tiny Island on the Mediterranean Sea is bordered by Spain in the north and is a part of the United Kingdom’s overseas territories, a[...]

Moon Rising 2 - The Greatest Story Ever Denied

An eye opening documentary created by Jose Escamilla exploring theories about space travel and UFO’s. This 2009 moon rising documentary is a follow up to the 2006 original titled UFO: The Greatest Story Ever Denied.    The UFO cover-up topics covered in this film[...]


A film that follows trader's in Chicago who are working in an ever-changing environment with stock value rising and falling on a whim and the very technology used to make deals being revolutionised. Electronic trading has changed business on the Chicago trading floors forever and for the people[...]

Journeys of Apollo 11 - The Conquest of the Moon

  The Apollo 11 space mission changed the world forever as it was the first time humans had ever been to a body off Earth. Americans Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20th, 1969 and after a 6-hour moonwalk, they returned back to Earth. It was probably the greate[...]

U2 - A Rock Crusade

BiographyMusic Presenter U2 2009 Unrated

  U2 is one of the most successful Irish bands of all time. formed in 1976 in Dublin, the rock group has always consisted of singer Bono, guitarist The Edge, bass player Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. U2 has been consistently successful throughout their career, alwa[...]

Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop

Music Presenter David Morrissey 2009

Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop: A Fleetwood Mac documentary.

Sex in the Ancient World: Egyptian Erotica

It is widely believed the first sex manual was the Indian “Kama Sutra” composed between 400 BCE and 200 CE however, research has uncovered the "Turin Papyrus”, a manual which precedes this by more than 2000 years making it the oldest set of instructions on erotica ev[...]

Science And Islam

  Educator, professor and documentary film guru Jim Al-Khalili explains the fascinating history of science and Islam in this feature-length documentary. To begin this journey you have to go back a very long time to the 8th century where the language of science was born in[...]

What Are Dreams?

  What Are Dreams? A Nova documentary presented by Jamie Effros which goes in-depth into this common yet largely unexplained phenomena.   A dream is what you hear and see when sleeping, sometimes they can resemble real life and sometimes they can be something comple[...]

The Pyramid Code

The 2010 5-part documentary series The Pyramid Code centres around work by Dr Carmen Boulter who went to 50 countries in the search for ancient technology that according to her can be found embedded in ancient monuments, especially in Egypt on the Giza Plato.   It has[...]

Inside Planet Earth

Science Presenter Patrick Stewart 2009 Unrated

  Star Trek's Patrick Stewart presents a scientific voyage inside planet Earth.   Beginning on the surface this documentary explores through the mantle, liquid outer-core and solid iron core of the Earth showing how much more hostile it gets as you travel downward us[...]

Clash of the Gods

Clash of the Gods is a ten-part documentary series about the ancient Greek and Norse gods which dominated mythology for generations. They are tales of gods heroes and monsters possessing superpowers that mortals do not possess.   Episode 1 Zeus - This is a story of how Zeus led an ar[...]

The Art of War

Military & War Presenter David Padrusch 2009 Unrated

  The Art of War documentary examines ancient Chinese military texts from the 5th century BC which are in a large part attributed to general Sun Tzu.   Military strategist Sun Tzu's most famous work is The Art of War which remains one of the highest regarded studies of militar[...]


  Objectified is a 2009 art and engineering documentary created by American photographer Gary Hustwit.   The film looks at our close relationship with manufactured objects and those who make them a reality. Objectified takes us behind the scenes to see how some of the coolest tech[...]


Mystery Presenter Benjamin Stewart 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[...]

Until the Light Takes Us

Music Presenter Aaron Aites 2009

  Until the Light Takes Us is a 2009 documentary co-directed Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell which explores the rise of black metal music in Norway during the 1990's.   Black metal is characterised by deep usually drop-tuned guitars and lyrics associated with the supern[...]

Boy Interrupted

  Boy Interrupted is a 2009 documentary about Evan Perry, who in 2006 committed suicide at the age of just 15.   The title of the documentary lends itself to the best-selling 1993 book by Susanna Kaysen called "Girl, Interrupted", a book about mental illness in young gir[...]

The Ascent of Money

The Ascent of Money documentary is based on the 2008 book "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World" by Harvard professor Niall Ferguson.   Following in the books footsteps, this film takes us on a journey through the long history of money, banking and credit. The j[...]

Pig Business

  Pig Business, a 2009 investigative-activism documentary which calls for changes to the Pig Farming industry, written and directed by environmental activist Tracy Louise Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort.   The film advocates organic farming methods and exposes organisations selling[...]

Which Way Home

Society Presenter Rebecca Cammisa 2009 Unrated

Which Way Home delivers a potent message in light of the current US president; this 2009 documentary film follows a number of children who are attempting to travel to the United States from Central America and Mexico.   Written and directed by American filmmaker Rebecca Cammisa, one of th[...]

Can We Make a Star on Earth?

Science Presenter Brian Cox 2009

  British professor Brian Cox asks the question; Can We Make a Star on Earth? Even if we could why would we want to? As we know the sun is the hottest and most violent place in our solar system.   The sun is essentially a giant fusion reactor which produces an enormous amount of e[...]

The Age of Stupid

  The Age of Stupid is a 2009 climate change documentary directed by British filmmaker Franny Armstrong and hosted by actor Pete Postlethwaite (The Lost World: Jurassic Park).   The centrepiece of this documentary envisages Earth in 2055 where only one man (Postlethwaite) exists i[...]

Dirt! The Movie

  Dirt! The Movie, "a story with heart and soil" is the brainchild of Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow which focuses on the idea that soil can bring us all together.   With narration by American actress Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), the documentary brings to life the, econom[...]

Apocalypse: The Second World War

Apocalypse: The Second World War, is a French-made war documentary series hosted by Mathieu Kassovitz which takes us through 6 significant stages before and during WW2.   This film comprises completely of historic archive footage from French citizens, resistance fighters, soldiers and war[...]

Madoff and the Scamming of America

Crime Presenter Michael Carrol 2009 Unrated

Madoff and the Scamming of America, a 2010 documentary film which explores the massive confidence scam which Bernie Madoff committed.    The film looks into how this crime reflected on what caused the economic crash in 2008 and how Madoff himself exacerbated it.

Fat Head

Fat Head, a 2009 health and food documentary directed by American filmmaker Tom Naughton which aims to rebut the ideas presented in the 2005 documentary "Super Size Me" by Morgan Spurlock.   Yes there is no doubt that Super Size Me is easily the most pivotal documentary abo[...]

Ancients Behaving Badly

Ancients Behaving Badly, an eight-part history documentary series by Canadian filmmaker Tom McCamus which explores the psychological behaviour of celebrities and rulers from the ancient world.   To make this investigation the documentary features experts on each era and is presented with[...]

America Before Columbus

History Presenter Cristina Trebbi 2009 Unrated

This 2009 history documentary investigates in detail what Pre-Columbia America was really like. The typical view people have of America before the Voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492 is that it was some vast, largely uninhabited wilderness with a couple of small villages of indigenous people livi[...]

The Botany of Desire

The Botany of Desire, a 2009 nature documentary based on the 2001 book "The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World" Michael Pollan. In the book, Pollan uses four cases studies to show how selective breeding of plants is reflected in human desires. These are; The tulip, beaut[...]

Last Train Home (归途列车)

Society Presenter Lixin Fan 2009

Last Train Home (归途列车), a documentary telling the story of the massive migration of 130 million Chinese workers who travel back to their villages for the New Years holiday in Spring. It is the largest simultaneous migration of people in the world.   The documentary is directed by Lixi[...]

World War II In Colour

World War II In Colour is an epic thirteen-part war documentary series covering the 20th centuries second greatest war in high quality remastered footage.   All of the episodes in this series are narrated by English actor Robert Powell (The Italian Job - 1969), who opens with an explanati[...]

Art & Copy

Art Presenter Doug Pray 2009

Art & Copy examines the almost untold story of some of the most creative individuals of the creative advertising industry.   The film goes back to the 1960's when there was a "creative revolution" in which artists expressed a rebellious spirit in their work. It then proc[...]

The City Addicted to Crystal Meth

Drugs Presenter Louis Theroux 2009

World-renowned British documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux travels to the city of Fresno, California, also known as the "The City Addicted to Crystal Meth" because it has the highest number of Meth addicts in the US.   Those of you have heard of crystal meth will know it is a de[...]

NASA: Triumph and Tragedy

SpaceScience Presenter Alisdair Simpson 2009 Unrated

NASA: Triumph and Tragedy, a two-part documentary series hosted by Alisdair Simpson made in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first Moon landing.   The film features recent interviews with many of the most well known Apollo astronauts including Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong and[...]

The Art of Russia

HistoryArt Presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon 2009 Unrated

The Art of Russia, a three-part documentary made in 2009 by British historian and art-critic Andrew Graham-Dixon looking into the wonderful history of art in Russia.

On Board Air Force One

This Air Force One documentary takes us on board one of the most iconic aircraft in operation. Air Force One is the official transport vehicle for the president of the United States and is a Boeing VC-25 which has been operational since 1987. Not only does it take the president to important meetings[...]

Million Dollar Traders

Not so much a documentary but a three-episode reality / social experiment, but essential watching for aspiring hedge fund traders nonetheless, Million Dollar Traders aired on the BBC in 2009. The concept was designed by successful hedge fund trader Lex van Dam, he sought to hire twelve aspiring trad[...]

Bulgaria's Abandoned Children: Revisited

In 2007 a film crew travelled to Bulgaria to produce a documentary which shed a light on a culture where physically and mentally disabled children are institutionalized or ‘warehoused’ in appalling conditions, the country had the highest number of disabled children in institutions in Eur[...]

Hotel Ground Zero

9/11 Presenter David Bedella 2009

When the World Trade Centre buildings collapsed on September 11th 2001 there was a building standing in between, the Marriott WTC hotel. The hotel was housing 940 people at the time, most of them tourists. There have been dozens, if not hundreds, of documentaries about the Twin Towers and several ab[...]

A History of Christianity

A six-part 2009 documentary series presented by Professor Diarmaid McCulloch, one of the worlds leading historians, it tells the story of the history of Christianity, explores what it means to be Christian in the modern day, and talks about what the future of Christianity may look like. Th[...]

Why Do We Dream?

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[...]

Inside The Mind of Google

Inside The Mind of Google is a 2009 documentary which takes a rare look at the world’s most powerful technology company, at a time when the business still had an element of mystique. It gives a background on how two PhD students managed to take a research project and turn it into the worlds mo[...]

Iron Maiden: Flight 666

Music Presenter Sam Dunn 2009 Unrated

The Iron Maiden: Flight 666 documentary by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen chronicles the historic 2008 world tour by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden.   The film follows the band as they fly around the world in a jet piloted by their frontman Bruce Dickinson and presents the footage in ch[...]