2011 documentaries

Brian Cox Wonders of the Universe - Destiny

  Why are we here and where do we come from? Brian Cox explores this fundamental question in this documentary. From the beginning of the universe around 13.7 billion years ago until now, how have we arrived at this moment in time? More to the point where are heading towards and when will the[...]

Into the Abyss

  The documentary Into The Abyss takes a look at the triple murder which happened in a small Texas City called Conroe. The murderers Michael Perry and Jason Burkett who were under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time shot a housewife, her stepson and his friend in one of the worst[...]

What Is Reality?

Science Presenter bbc 2011
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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[...]

Brave New World with Stephen Hawking - Machines

The first documentary in a series about scientific breakthroughs which are changing the way we live in the 21st century. In this episode professor Stephen hawking, with the help of a number of leading scientific figures from around the world explores some revolutionary machine technologies[...]

How Beer Saved the World

A historical documentary which explores why beer has been fundamental to our societies equilibrium. How Beer Saved the World looks into the origins of beer at the dawn of human history through to the present day where it is even being specially developed to be consumed on zero gr[...]

Interview with a Cannibal

On June 13th 1981 a Japanese man named Issei Sagawa walked into the Bois De Boulonge, a park on the outskirts of Paris, carrying two suitcases. The contents of the suitcases was unknown to the other park visitors but it was infact the dismembered body parts of Dutch student Renée Hartevelt.[...]

Samsara

  Samsara is a documentary that explores the world through images to discover the connection between humanity and nature. The film was shot in 25 different countries over 5 years to deliver a powerful and unique insight into natural wonders, disaster zones and sacred places around the world.[...]

Star Wars Begins

Star Wars Begins is an unofficial commentary on Star Wars created by film maker Jamie Benning, who has made a number of star wars commentary films in the early 2000’s. The film uses clips from the movie to describe how it was put together and how the revolutionary special effects wer[...]

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

Discovering and harnessing the power of electricity brought us into the age we live in today. It has been more than three hundred years since it was first discovered in the 17th century by English scientist William Gilbert. In this documentary physicist Jim Al-Khalili explores the wei[...]

Jack the Ripper : Prime Suspect

The identity of Britain's most notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper has fascinated crime enthusiast for years. Over the years the finger has been pointed at a number of people including a Russian con artist, a Polish Barber, an Irish American doctor and even the eldest son of Edward VII[...]

Area 51: I Was There

Area 51 is a place known to people around the world however very few people know anything about what actually happens there.  The work that takes place at area 51 is so secret projects from more than 50 years ago are only just being revealed to the public. This documentary interviews some of th[...]

Destination Titan

A story about four British scientists who have created a probe which will take a seven year long trip to the largest moon orbiting Saturn, Titan. Designing and building a vehicle that will travel more than 2 billion miles across space is not an easy task as it is shown in Destination Titan[...]

Faster Than the Speed of Light?

As we know the speed at which photons can travel is essentially the “speed limit” within our Universe. To our current knowledge nothing can travel faster than 299,792,458 meters per second and even getting close to this golden number takes an enormous amount of energy. CER[...]

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

InternetConspiracy Presenter Adam Curtis 2011 Unrated

A documentary mini series by Adam Curtis which shows that machines have inhabited the human world. As we surf the internet and send text messages it is easy to forget that we are rather quickly becoming a species which views the world through the technology that we have built even though most people[...]

Penlee Lifeboat Disaster

History Presenter 2011
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This film documents the tragic events of Christmas 1981 when the RNLI lifeboat ‘Solomon Browne’ and her volunteer crew launched on service to assist a ship with failed engines.

Apollo Zero

The documentary Apollo Zero seeks to prove that no man has ever walked on the surface of the moon, a conspiracy that has been floating around for years now. The core hypothesis is that the moon in 240,000 miles away from Earth so why is it that since the 60’s and 70’s Apollo moon mission[...]

ScienceNow: Where Did We Come From?

In this documentary Neil DeGrasse Tyson looks into the origins of humans here on Earth. we have done a lot in the last few hundred years to understand this thanks to innovators like Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution which allowed us to understand how we evolved from our early ancestors[...]

Married To The Eiffel Tower

A documentary that follows three woman who are in love with objects. The first woman that we meet is Erika Eiffel who famously married the Eiffel tower, Paris back in 2007. Erika is also in an object relationship with with a bow which she calls Lance, the intimate relationship with the bow helped he[...]

Everything and Nothing

Everything and Nothing, a two part documentary series presented by professor Jim Al-Khalili. In the first episode we explore the question what is everything? Many people understand the universe as being “everything” but what actually is it and how have how we have come to our understandi[...]

The Bully Project

Society Presenter Lee Hirsch 2011
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The Bully Project: a 2011 documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. This year over 13 million American kids will be bullied online, on the bus, in school and at home. Lets put an end to it. Be a Hero. Take a Stand.

Horizon: The Core

Science Presenter Jay Taylor 2011
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BBC Horizon: The Core documentary. How do we reach the center of the Earth to gain knowledge about its inner workings? This documentary explores the journey from the surface of the Earth to its center as documentary film makers travel to the worlds deepest laboratory more than 2 miles below the Eart[...]

Hippo Paradise

AnimalMammal Presenter Kazinga Channel 2011 Unrated

Hippo documentary. The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) is a Herbivore that mostly lives in sub-Saharan Africa and is the third largest land mammal in the world after the elephant and the rhinoceros, it’s name comes from the greek word meaning “river horse” and this animal whi[...]

Foo Fighters Back And Forth

Foo Fighters Back And Forth, a documentary about the swift rise to fame of Nirvana in the late 80’s, its demise and the rise of the Foo Fighters fronted by Nirvana’s drummer Dave Grohl. Nirvana was a band that formed in Washington, United States in 1987 by Kurt Cobain. After going throug[...]

The Eagle Owl: The Lord of the Night

Animal Presenter Stephen Hughes 2011
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“The Lord of the Night: The Eagle Owl” documentary. The eagle owl is a species of bird which lives throughout most of Eurasia and is often referred to as the european eagle owl. It is one of the largest types of owls with females growing up to 65cm in length and with a wingspan of around[...]

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a 2011 documentary film directed by American filmmaker David Gelb (October 16, 1983) about the 85-year-old Japanese Sushi master Jiro Ono. Jiro owns one of the most renowned Sushi restaurants in all of Japan which has been awarded a rare 3 stars by the Michelin guide, Sukiyab[...]

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward is a feature length documentary film that presents a case for moving from the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the world today to something more modern.  Peter Joseph narrates the 160min documentary creating a powerful activism tool[...]

After Life: The Strange Science of Decay

ScienceSpace Presenter George McGavin 2011 Unrated

Ever since the big bang the universe has been constantly falling from an orderly state into a disorderly one, according to the law of entropy. This 2011 BBC science documentary explores this simple to comprehend yet strange and consistent property that our universe beholds to answer the question beh[...]

Are You Good or Evil?

In this documentary BBC horizon asks the simple yet deep question, are you good evil? It’s something that on face value can be answered easily but it is only with science that the answer is finally being unlocked.  Of course the first place to start when determining whether one is re[...]

African Cats

AnimalMammal Presenter Samuel L. Jackson 2011 Unrated

African Cats is a 2011 documentary film narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by nature film maker Alaster Fothergill (Blue Planet 2001) about two different cat families living on the savannah of Africa, initially released on Earth day 2011 the film was one of the highest grossing documentary[...]

The History of Final Fantasy

Gaming Presenter Unknown 2011 Unrated

In this documentary we explore the history of the famous computer game series Final Fantasy. The story begins with the formation of Square co in Japan the mid nineteen eighties, a company with the intention of creating the best science-fiction fantasy game the world had ever seen. This was no easy u[...]

The History of Call of Duty

Gaming Presenter GamerSpawn 2011 Unrated

Call of Duty is a first person shooter series historically produced by game developers, Infinity Ward, Treyarch and Sledgehammer games. This game franchise helped bring to light the new non-linear style of playing that has become so popular that today it is what a gamer expects from a game[...]

Steve Jobs: One Last Thing

Steve Jobs: One Last Thing, a PBS produced documentary about Steve Jobs’ and Steve Wozniaks’ founding of Apple computer and the huge influence it has had on the personal computers we use today. From creating home brew projects in the garage to making devices use by millions of people aro[...]

Hubbles Amazing Journey

SpaceScience Presenter modnuts youtube 2011 Unrated

Hubble SPACE TELESCOPES Amazing Journey through space sending back the most detailed images ever of distant galaxies and revealing never seen before mysteries enjoy this Full Documentary

History of the World in 2 Hours

  The Big Bang Theory is an effort to explain what happened at the very beginning of our universe. The theory is that our universe sprang into existence as singularity around 13.7 billion years ago. The history of humans or the dinosaurs is insignificant within this timescale, even the Earth[...]

Pinfall: A Professional Wrestling Documentary

Sport Presenter Adam Pacitti 2011 Unrated

A Wrestling Documentary that takes a look at the UK scene and follows the journey of Adam Pacitti who is hoping to become a professional wrestler.

The War You Don’t See

  A powerful documentary by world-renowned journalist and investigative filmmaker John Pilger on the role that media has in War. Beginning during world war one, the film examines how propaganda has been used in ever increasingly sophisticated ways with the journalist[...]

Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web

Silk Road was dubbed as being the “Amazon of the dark web”. Operating on the Onion encryption network (Tor), Silk road conducted all kinds of criminal activity from the ability to hire a hit man, buy drugs, “hire a hacker” among thousands of other things. While the[...]

Angelina Jolie: Skin Deep

Biography Presenter Angelina Jolie 2011 Unrated

This Angelina Jolie documentary takes a look at the career and life on the American actress who has starred some of the most well-loved movies of the last 20 years such as Tomb Raider (2001) and Girl, Interrupted (1999). In recent years she has become an activist pushing for things she bel[...]

Jimi Hendrix

BiographyMusic Presenter Jimi Hendrix 2011 Unrated

  Jimi Hendrix is one of the most successful rock musicians of all time. During the 1960’s he wowed crowds with his amazing guitar skills and changed the course of music forever with songs such as “Purple Haze”   “Little Wing” and “All Along the[...]

Raccoon Nation

AnimalMammal Presenter Nora Young 2011 Unrated

Are human beings, in an effort to outwit racoons, actually making them smarter and unconsciously contributing to their evolutionary success? The 2011 documentary “Raccoon Nation” looks into this intriguing question by talking to scientists whose work revolves around working on this theor[...]

Subconscious War

Subconscious War tackles the concept of the media having an impact on your subconscious through violence and subliminal messages. To see exactly what is going the documentary takes a look at works by British author Aldous Huxley and American author Neil Postman who both feared the ideas pr[...]

Earth 2050: The Future of Energy

Science Presenter Thomas Goetz 2011 Unrated

  Dir Michael Epstein, Lilibet Foster Three stories from filmmakers about the expected change in the future of energy, in the year 2050. Earth 2050: The Future of Energy looks at interesting ways for which we are going to be powering our lives in the near future as our demands for energ[...]

Miss Representation

  The 2011 Miss Representation activism documentary explores how the mainstream media contributes to women being under-represented in platforms of authority.   Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom (who had recently retired from her role as First Lady of San Francisco) catalogues the li[...]

First Position

Sport Presenter Bess Kargman 2011 Unrated

  The 2011 documentary First Position by American director Bess Kargman follows six budding dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.   The title 'First Position' is ta[...]

Vegucated

Vegucated is a 2011 food and drinks documentary film which follows a group of three New Yorkers who take up the challenge of adopting a Vegan diet.   For six weeks they will give up their love for steak, cheese and burgers to find out what the vegan craze is all about. This won't be a[...]

Frozen Planet

Prolific British naturalist Sir David Attenborough takes us to the final frontiers of Earth in Frozen Planet; the Arctic and Antarctic in this 2011 documentary series produced by the BBC.   While the north and south poles of Earth are incredibly inhospitable places, they are full of[...]

Life In A Day

Society Presenter Ridley Scott 2011
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  Life In A Day is a feature-length 2010 documentary film Executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald which captures one day in history.   The film is made from snippets of footage filmed by random people around the world in 194 different countries. Everythi[...]

Back to Eden

Environment Presenter Paul Gautschi 2011 Unrated

  Back to Eden is the story of Paul Gautschi who has made his own garden of Eden.   This gardening documentary follows Paul after he decided to go back to "what God intended" and remove all unnatural growing aids from his work. In a world where everything is getting more[...]

180 Movie

180 The Movie is a 2011 activism documentary film directed and based on the book by New Zealand-based Christian minister Ray Comfort about the pro-life movement.   The film is a strong proponent of anti-abortion, to the extreme extent of making comparisons between abortion and the holocau[...]

Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler - Becoming Hitler

  Becoming Hitler is part one of a two-part 2011 war documentary "The Rise of Hitler" presented by English voice-over actor Richard Lintern. The Fuhrer of the Nazi Third Reich needs no introduction for his crimes against humanity are some of the most documented of all time. &nbs[...]

Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler - The Fuhrer

  The second part of the 2011 war documentary Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler we take a look at when Hilter actually became "The Fuhrer".   As German economy fell apart in the early 1930's, the Nazi part surged in popularity across the country. In 1933 Hilter became c[...]

Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail

Crime Presenter Louis Theroux 2011
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  In the 2011 two-part Miami Mega Jail documentary British filmmaker Louis Theroux spends time in Miami-Dade County jail system.   In part one Louis goes to what is known as "the main jail", this is where the most ruthless criminals in Florida are kept before they have a[...]

Vietnam in HD

Vietnam in HD is a six-part documentary series which brings the horror, valour, hopelessness and brutality of the Vietnam War back to life with fully remastered film-footage.   Rather than being simply a compilation of HD footage, Vietnam in HD has a narrative structure and each episode f[...]

Coffer

Society Presenter Ben Wu 2011 Unrated

  “Coffer” is the story of a man who abandoned his lavish lifestyle in Miami, FL to pursue his happiness and freedom.   Living now in upstate New York, Coffer spends his time with nature, taking care of his land and following his passion by producing plate photographs.[...]

9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out

  Architects and engineers speak out giving their thoughts on the conspiracy theory that the twin towers and WTC 7 were all brought down by controlled explosives.   This feature-length documentary film by architect Richard Gage provides an objective approach to covering the truth[...]

Bobby Fischer Against The World

  Bobby Fischer Against The World is a feature-length biographical documentary about the strange and tragic life of professional chess player Bobby Fischer.   Robert James Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Che[...]

Voices from the Grave

Voices from the Grave, a 2010 RTE documentary based on the book "Voices from the Grave: Two Men's War in Ireland" by Ed Moloney which examines how the IRA (Irish Republican Army) developed from a brutal guerrilla movement to a governmental party. In the documentary Voices from the G[...]

Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East

Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East, a 2011 war documentary series which covers many of the battles fought by the Soviet Union against the German army during the Second World War.   This starts in June 1941 when the German army invaded the USSR under a campaign codenamed "Operation Barbaro[...]

Amanda Knox The Untold Story

Crime Presenter 2011 Unrated

There is a good chance that you have heard about Amanda Knox, for she was embroiled in one of the most publicised murder trials of all time. This 2011 Amanda Knox documentary tells the untold story.   In 2007 Knox was convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher, her British roommate while[...]

The Denali Experiment

Sport Presenter Jimmy Chin 2011
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The Denali Experiment, a short documentary directed by Jimmy Chin following a group of hardcore snowboarders and mountaineers as they attempt to climb and ride 20,320-foot Denali in Alaska — the highest peak in North America and the tallest land-based mountain on Earth.   The film c[...]

Pearl Jam Twenty

Pearl Jam Twenty: A documentary directed by American filmmaker and author Cameron Crowe marking the 20th anniversary of the American rock band Pearl Jam. As well as capturing the band perform in 2011, the film also looks into the early days of the group to build a picture of how they became one of t[...]

Planet Dinosaur

Planet Dinosaur, a six-part documentary series created by Nigel Paterson and Phil Dobree which brings dinosaurs back to reality with updated graphics after the phenomenal 1999 series "Walking With Dinosaurs".   Yes this a must watch for anyone interested in learning more about d[...]

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections: Super Tankers

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[...]

Russia's Toughest Prisons

Crime Presenter Alexander Brandon 2011 Unrated

Russia's Toughest Prisons: This was the first time that an international film crew was allowed to film within some of the most brutal prisons in Russia. Inside prisoners live life under a savage regime discipline and often try to escape.

Revenge of the Electric Car

Revenge of the Electric Car, a 2011 documentary within which director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars.   This documentary is a follow-up to[...]

Surviving Progress

SocietyTechnology Presenter Mathieu Ro 2011 Unrated

In the 2011 documentary Surviving Progress by Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks, theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm.

Pina

Art Presenter Wim Wenders 2011 Unrated

The 2011 Pina documentary by German filmmaker Wim Wenders pays tribute to the famous choreographer, Pina Bausch.   Since the 1970's Bausch is considered to be one of the most influential figures in modern ballet and dance choreography. "Pina" celebrates her artistic style by[...]

Our War

Military & War Presenter 2011 Unrated

Our War is a six-part documentary series telling the story of ten years of conflict in Afghanistan. It was made for the 10th anniversary of the war.   Part one follows the story behind 3 Platoon, 1 Royal Anglian's 2007 tour of duty in Helmand, Afghanistan. The following films depict h[...]