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2013 documentaries

Wonders of Life: What is Life?

Brian Cox presents a documentary which is fundamental to us all: What is life? Life is a debatable question which Brian Cox explores in great detail in this documentary.

Dirty Wars

  Chasing down the hidden truth behind America's increasing covert wars. Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill who is the author of the bestseller “Blackwater” leads us into the hidden world behind these wars from Afghanistan to Yemen. The documentary “Dirty wars&rdqu[...]

JFK: The Smoking Gun

Conspiracy Presenter Alex Ivanovici 2013 Unrated

JFK: The Smoking Gun a documentary about one of the biggest conspiracies of all time: The JFK assassination. This documentary goes into great detail about what happened on November 22, 1963, and how the assassination was carried out.   We see this event through the eyes of Austr[...]

Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me?

BiographyMusic Presenter Pete Townshend 2013 Unrated

A documentary about the making of Quadrophenia, the sixth studio album by the rock band the Who in 1973. Peter Townsend opens up as he revisits his experiences during the production of “last great album the Who ever made” one which was almost never made.   In the fil[...]

UKs Scariest Debt Collector

This documentary is about Shaun Smith, an ex- law enforcer of one of the largest crime families in the city of Liverpool. During this time he was in a war against rival gangs and introduced 'urban terrorism' to the streets of the UK. After a five year stretch in prison due to firearm[...]

Theory of Everything: GOD, Devils, Dimensions, Dragons, Illusion & Reality

This documentary is not a regular science documentary however it should be looked upon as one because is goes a lot deeper than that. This is the theory of everything as presented by Trey Smith who looks to unravel the mysteries behind what most of us simply overlook. The documentary covers many[...]

Defeating the hackers

In the past the biggest threat to the world was almost solely nuclear weapons however, in 2015 the greatest threat is almost certainly the keyboard. As everything that we do in our lives is connected to the internet we can never be sure that our personal information is 100% safe from lone hacke[...]

State of Mind: The Psychology of Control

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[...]

Can Eating Insects Save the World?

With the global population currently at 7.3 Billion people and climbing, one of the first problems mankind will face is a global food shortage, as we struggle to meet the ever growing demands for meat and live stock. Stefan Gates travels to Thailand and Cambodia to explore one of the most promising[...]

The Inca: Masters of the Clouds - Ep 2 Clash of Empires

In the second instalment of this two-part mini-series. Dr Jago Cooper questions that the very factors that led to the success of the Inca could have well of led to its rapid demise. It was ultimately the Spanish Inquisition that destroyed the Inca empire, yet its legacy survives to this da[...]

The Crash Reel

  A documentary about two snowboarding halfpipe legends, Shaun White and Kevin Pearce. Directed by Lucy Walker; The film documents the early days of their careers as they push each other to do more and more dangerous tricks leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics.[...]

Dinosaurs: The Hunt for Life

Dinosaurs: The Hunt for Life: The idea that we could get dinosaur DNA sounds like something from the movie Jurassic Park to most people. To palaeontologists, it sounds like a total fantasy that DNA could be preserved for more than 65 million years. In this documentary, BBC Horizon meets&nb[...]

David Bowie and the Story of Ziggy Stardust

When David Bowie played on TV screens in the early 1970’s music on planet earth would never be the same again. His first mainstream success was with the album “Space Oddity” which was released only days before the launch of the Apollo 11 moon mission in 1969. It captured the story[...]

The Power Of The Placebo

There are pills which do not have any active ingredients in them which are described as placebo medication. In this documentary we explore the ideas behind the placebo effects which are known to completely cure patients of their problems despite the fact that they are not physically doing anything.[...]

The Joy of Logic

In this documentary we take a step into the world of logic with computer scientist Dave Cliff. To explain how logic has enriched all of our lives we explore philosophy, maths, science and technology all of which at their core are defined by logic. An example used by Dave Cliff is the program th[...]

Donald Campbell: Speed King

A documentary about Donald Campbell and his record breaking attempts as one of the last great British boffins. Back in the 1960’s he was a household name known as a daredevil, keen to defeat failure and keep Britain as a world leader in innovation and inspiration. Up until this documentary was[...]

The Class of 92

A football documentary chronicling the rise of the most famous stars of Manchester United in the 90’s, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Giggs and Nicky butt. The film documents in detail the clubs history from 1992 until 1999 when they won the European cup.    T[...]

Blackfish (preview)

Blackfish documentary (2013). Keeping large animals such as whales and dolphins is dangerous for both humans and the animals, but this is easily forgot when they are performing spectacular stunts for spectators at theme parks. The documentary Blackfish primarily looks into three major incidents[...]

The Great Culling: Our Water

The  best way to keep your teeth healthy is to drink large quantities of the chemical fluoride, thankfully governments in the west are already putting the stuff in tap water for us so we don't even have to think about it. We are reassured everyday that drinking fluoridated water will d[...]

The Internet Archive

How the internet will be saved for future generations to study. Brewster Kahle and his team have been working to save all of the information in books, lp’s, DVDs and websites since the mid 1990’s. As you can imagine this is a tremendous task as there are problems crawling websites,[...]

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard: The story of one of the biggest torrent sites of all time. In this documentary, we take a look behind the scenes of The Pirate Bay which at its peak was receiving more than 2 million visitors every day making it ones of the largest websites in the wor[...]

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

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[...]

Science Britannica - Frankensteins Monsters

Science Presenter Brian Cox 2013
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Science Britannica is a documentary series which looks through more than 350 years of British Science. In This, the first episode we look into the dark side of Science and the destructive forces that it can bring which have both allowed for the beginning of the modern world but could also,[...]

Science Britannica - Method and Madness

Science Presenter Brian Cox 2013
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The second episode in the documentary series Science Britannica presented by Brian Cox. In this film Brian comes face to face with the British visionaries who laid the foundations for modern science, from code breakers to the people who defined the fundamental laws of physics which we take for[...]

Science Britannica - Clear Blue Skies

Science Presenter Brian Cox 2013
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Part three and the last episode of Science Britannica presented by professor Brian Cox who has been taking us on a 350 year year journey through British science and innovation. Science in Britain has often been the beholder of discoveries that where made by complete chance or by simply ask[...]

Secrets of the Georgia Guidestones

Conspiracy Presenter Dave Bishop 2013 Unrated

A documentary about the illusive Georgia guide stones. The Georgia Guide stones structure was erected in 1980 and is a granite monument located in Elbert County, Georgia, USA. The purpose of the monument is to lay-out 10 guidelines that humanity should follow in the future, the message is laid out i[...]

How Small is the Universe?

Most science documentaries offer knowledge on the huge expanse that is the universe, this documentary asks the question, how small is the universe? To investigate leading figures researching the microscopic universe are interviewed. Firstly we meet Thorsten Schmitt who is using the most po[...]

Behind the Music: Deep Purple

BiographyMusic Presenter Deep Purple 2013 Unrated

Looking behind the music of a band which rose to fame at the peek of psychedelic rock movement. This documentary focuses on the rock band Deep Purple who brought about a revolutionary harder and heavier sound to popular music along side Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath as the originators of heavy meta[...]

The Story of AC/DC: Dirty Deeds

BiographyMusic Presenter AC/DC 2013
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If you were to think of a band that was synonymous with rock and roll it would probably be AC / DC, the no nonsense, straight to the point band that came out of a small fan base in Australia and took on the world. This success exploded during 1980’s and made AC/DC one of the most successful ac[...]

Could We Survive a Mega-Tsunami?

Could We Survive a Mega-Tsunami? This documentary investigates what this phenomena is using realistic CGI and expert advice from scientists working in the field. If a mega Tsunami were to occur it could be potentially 1 kilometer tall and be traveling at more than 600 miles per hour, faster than a m[...]

The Man Who Eats Roadkill

The Man Who Eats Roadkill: A documentary that takes us into the world of 73-year-old Arthur Boyt who lives on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. Arthur is a road kill eating connoisseur which to many seems really bizarre but to him, it is a great way of ensuring that animals are not dying in vain and ensur[...]

The History of Grand Theft Auto

GamingTechnology Presenter GamerSpawn 2013 Unrated

The story of one of the most iconic game series of all time; Grand Theft Auto. In this documentary we take a look behind the scenes of Rockstar games who made a game that was like no other game back in the mid 1990’s, it had no fixed path and it could be completed non-linearly. It was also how[...]

Visions of the Future: The Quantum Revolution

The quantum revolution is only just around the corner and the projects that scientists are working on around the world will more than likely find their way into our homes within the next 50 years. This new branch of science presents a number of challenges and more especially responsibility because o[...]

A Jumbo Jet Engine

In this BBC documentary we look at how to build a A Jumbo Jet Engine. As the Boeing 787 Dreamliner made it’s first flight back in 2013 using the revolutionary Trent 1000 jet engine made by Rolls Royce we follow the story of how this amazing piece of technology and engineering took shape.[...]

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (preview)

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone documentary. The Stone Roses are one of the most iconic Manchester bands of all time. Formed in 1983 they were pioneers of the “Madchester” movement and were one of the most popular bands in the UK during the late 80’s and early nineties. Th[...]

Polar Bears: Ice Bear

Polar bear documentary. Film makers provide a stunning insight into one of the most formidable predators on the planet as they capture breathtaking footage recorded over a 12 month period in the Canadian Arctic. The footage captured brings the viewer up close to the polar bear in it’s nat[...]

When Albums Ruled the World

When Albums Ruled the World documentary. The invention of the long playing record in the mid 1960’s paved the way for popular music in the future. This was the first time history that you could escape the confinement of a mere three minuets of recording, which would only be one averaged sized[...]

Tankies: Tank Heroes of World War 2

Tankies: Tank Hero’s of World War 2. This is a two part documentary series first published by the BBC in 2013 and presented by former tank commander Mark Urban. A film chronicalling the story of six men who fought in some of the most infamous of battles in world war 2 as part of the fith Royal[...]

Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring

Boxing at the movies: Kings of the Ring, a documentary directed by Angus Mclntyre which looks through the history of boxing in the cinema from its early days right through to the present day. At first the winning formula for a film had to include women and guns and it would sell however a number of[...]

Mission Juno

ScienceSpace Presenter nasa 2013
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Juno documentary. Juno is a probe built by NASA which is currently five years into a six year mission to the 5th planet from the sun, Jupiter. Juno left Earth on August 5th 2011 from Cape Canaveral, Florida on its one way mission. The main scientific goal of Juno is to go into a polar orbit around t[...]

Marathon Day: Boston 15.4.13, There are two sides to every story

"There are two sides to every story. Mainstream vs Independent media." You be the judge! This film was researched, edited and documented as the events were unfolding in real time. A film by Amel Tresnjic.   Plot: What really happened in Boston on April 15, 2013? If you have miss[...]

Saving Otter 501

A sea otter documentary which follows the story of Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 501st orphaned otter as Karl Mayer and his team attempt to save its life and teach it the skills needed to survive in the wild.   On a typical late summer day a baby sea otter washes up on[...]

Secrets of our Living Planet: The Magical Forest

The magical forest is the third documentary in a four part series presented by Chris Packham about the the amazing eco-systems that allow such a huge array of life to live on the planet. In this film we visit one of the most important habitats in the world, the temperate forest in North America[...]

Rewind This!

TechnologyHistory Presenter Josh Johnson 2013 Unrated

Rewind This! is a 2013 documentary about the VHS tape, something that changed the world. The historical and cultural effect of the VHS tape was simply massive. This documentary film follows the scope of it’s impact on society by investigating the myriad aspects of people that were al[...]

Precision: The Measure of All Things

Precision: The Measure of All Things is a 2013, three-part documentary series created by professor Marcus du Sautoy that follows the history of the human pursuit of precision measurement. Each of the three episodes in this documentary series follows a number of main subjects. Episode 1 is[...]

20 Feet from Stardom

HistoryMusic Presenter Morgan Neville 2013 Unrated

American director Morgan Neville presents, 20 Feet from Stardom, a documentary about backup singers. The backup singer lives just outside the limelight of the lead singer in the pop world and never really gets the attention he/she probably deserves, something which lends to the documentari[...]

3D Printed Guns

With an ever increasing restriction on who can purchase fire arms in the United States there has been a rise in the interest of 3D printed guns. This documentary presented by Erin lee Carr examines how rapid advancements in technology have allowed people to create deadly weapons from[...]

Paul Durousseau Serial Killer

Crime Presenter Mike McCurlie 2013 Unrated

A documentary about The Jacksonville Serial Killer Paul Durousseau who murdered at least seven young women in the southeast United States between 1997 and 2003.

Utopia

Society Presenter John Pilger 2013 Unrated

John returns to his homeland in Australia to make a film about the Aboriginal Australians who are the oldest living culture in the world. The Aboriginals inhabited Australia for thousands of years in a Utopia, which has slowly been crushed since the arrival of colonists from Euro[...]

Beach Boys - Surfin Success

BiographyMusic Presenter The Beach Boys 2013 Unrated

“Beach Boys: Surfin' Success” is a 2013 documentary about the 60’s pop group The Beach Boys. The band formed in California and consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson; their cousin Mike Love and their friend Al Jardine. They are considered to be one of the mos[...]

DEFCON: The Documentary

  DEFCON: The Documentary, is a celebration of 20 years of the hacker convention which was founded by Jeff Moss in 1993 and annually held in Las Vegas. The film follows the history of this occasion and the people who attend it.   A quote from the Def Con website: Originally s[...]

Andre The Giant - Larger Than Life (preview)

Andre The Giant looks back on the life and career of the world-renowned wrestler André Roussimoff who rose to fame during the 80’s under the alias Andre The Giant.   French professional wrestler and actor André René Roussimoff (19 M[...]

SHADE the Motion Picture

SHADE the Motion Picture is essentially a documentary which follows similar ideas presented by both Alex Jones and David Icke about the “new world order” and the shadow society of elites which pull the strings from behind the scenes.   These theories about the Bilderberg[...]

Never Get Busted

  U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and police officer turned anti-drug-war advocate Barry Cooper made the documentary Never Get Busted Again to help you stay out of jail if you are ever caught with illegal narcotics.   It's almost unbelievable that a highly decorate[...]

Legally High

Drugs Presenter Shaun Dooley 2013
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  Legally High looks into the massively changing drug culture as it was in Britain during 2013. So-called legal highs such as spice were soaring in popularity over the "old" drugs such as cocaine and speed, primarily because they were cheap and could be easily obtained.  [...]

Africa - David Attenborough

In the 2013 documentary series "Africa" David Attenborough explores the vast array of wildlife and habitats of across the great continent of Africa. Episode 1 Kalahari - David explores the deserts of south-west Africa which is home to white meercats and huge black Rhinos. With almost no[...]

Redesign My Brain

Redesign My Brain follows Canadian-born Australian Todd Sampson as he attempts to expand the capabilities of his brain.   That very notion may sound utterly ridiculous however pioneering neuroscience and technology is putting us on the doorstep of being able to "redesign" our br[...]

Inequality for All

PoliticalActivism Presenter Robert Reich 2013 Unrated

Inequality for All is described as a "passionate argument, on behalf of the middle-class" by the film's director Jacob Kornbluth. As the title suggests, the documentary explores income equality in the United States. Much of the information provided is from a 2010 book called "[...]

Particle Fever

  Particle Fever is a 2013 science documentary which follows scientists working at CERN in Europe who are making groundbreaking discoveries and changing our fundamental understanding of the universe.   The film takes us back to 2008 when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva[...]

Do the Math

EnvironmentActivism Presenter Kelly Nyks 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[...]

A Better Life

Society Presenter SIMI 2013 Unrated

  A Better Life is 2013 documentary film published by SIMI about the lives of migrants in the Czech Republic. (spoken in the Czech language but subtitled in English). Film tells the stories of four migrants from the Ukraine, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan and Moldavia, who chose the Czech Rep[...]

The Age of Big Data

  In the 2013 BBC Horizon science documentary The Age of Big Data narrated by English actress Helen McCrory we explore the forefront of the big data technological revolution.   What is "big data"? It is a large database or "dataset" which typically contains mil[...]

Terms and Conditions May Apply

Technology Presenter Cullen Hoback 2013 Unrated

  Terms and Conditions May Apply, a 2013 technology documentary created by American filmmaker Cullen Hoback which looks into how governments and corporations use the information you put on social media and e-commerce websites.   It is pretty obvious that if you use Facebook and Go[...]

Date My Porn Star

Sexuality Presenter Noah Huntley 2013 Unrated

Date My Porn Star: a 2013 documentary film narrated by British actor Noah Huntley (Snow White and the Huntsman) about porn addicts.   Several self-confessed porn addicts from the UK are flown to Los Angeles to see how the visual content they view online is produced. In the film, they also[...]

Galapagos with David Attenborough

"Galapagos with David Attenborough", a three-part series written by naturalist David Attenborough which explores the history of the Galálpagos Islands.   The series is also known as "Galapagos 3D", however, the one on Dailymotion is the 2D version.

Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden

The search for Osama bin Laden, headed by the CIA was a massive operation which took over 15 years to draw to a close, superseding a number of administrations. In 2011 the worlds most wanted man was found, killed and his body was dumped in the sea. There was a lot of public suspicion surrounding his[...]

Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Mine

Biography Presenter stephen Hawking 2013 Unrated

This is a biographical documentary about scientific trailblazer, Stephen Hawking who sadly died recently.   "Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Mine", which is directed by British filmmaker Stephen Finnigan and features narration from Hawking himself explores his life in detail[...]

Kings of Cannabis

Drugs Presenter Arjan Roksam 2013 Unrated

In the 2013 "Kings of Cannabis" film presented by Vice cannabis entrepreneur Arjan Roskam travels with a team of documentary filmmakers to Colombia in hunt of the countries three rarest strains of weed.   Ajan opened his first cannabis shop in 1993 and today he grows some of the[...]

Vice Meets Superstar Communist Slavoj Žižek

Biography Presenter Alex Miller 2013
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Slavoj Žižek is one of the most important philosophers alive today.   This Slovenian leftwing intellectual with a rock star notoriety is always on the lookout for ways to rejuvenate the fortunes of left-leaning political parties. In this 2013 Vice documentary titled "Vice Meets Super[...]

The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld

The Unknown Known, a 2013 biographical war documentary about the life and career of Donald Rumsfeld, who was congressman and secretary of Defence in the Bush Administration.   This documentary is significant because Rumsfeld was in office from early 2001 to late 2006, which makes him resp[...]

Manakamana

SocietyArt Presenter Stephanie Spray 2013 Unrated

Manakamana, a 2013 experimental documentary directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez about pilgrims travelling on the Manakamana Cable Car between Cheres, Chitwan and the Manakamana Temple in Nepal.   Almost the entire documentary is shot from one static angle inside the cable car.

Evolution Vs. God

Society Presenter Ray Comfort 2013
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Evolution Vs. God, a 2013 documentary by New Zealand-based Christian minister Ray Comfort, within which he approaches several evolutionary scientists to talk about the Darwinian theory of life versus the belief of creationism in Christianity.   As a result of the topic, this film is one f[...]

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

Movie Presenter Corey Feldman 2013 Unrated

The Crystal Lake Memories is an absolute marathon of a documentary which takes us through the entire history of the iconic horror franchise, Friday the 13th.   American actor Corey Feldman (Gremlins) narrates throughout the film which starts with the first movie back in 1980 and goes on t[...]

Light and Dark

Light has been used to reveal almost everything we know about the universe because that is what enables us to see the cosmos.   In the 2-part 2013 documentary "Light and Dark", British professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates how we have used light to explore our universe, with a s[...]

Inside Combat Rescue

Middle EastMilitary & War Presenter 2013 Unrated

Inside Combat Rescue, a 2013 military documentary series which follows an elite combat rescue team of the US Air Force as they save Allied and American forces who are in danger.   Some of the action on the documentary is from the front lines in Afghanistan and in Eastern Europe for Operat[...]

The Kill Team

The Kill Team is a 2013 documentary by American director Dan Krauss about the Maywand District murders during the war in Afghanistan.   THE KILL TEAM goes behind closed doors to tell the riveting story of Specialist Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who attempted w[...]

Ghost Inside My Child

Psychology Presenter 2013 Unrated

Ghost Inside My Child a 2013 documentary series about children who claim to have vivid memories belonging to other people.   What if your child remembered living and dying in a past life? The Ghost Inside My Child on bio. explores children's incredible stories of past lives, told in[...]

Mysteries of the Unseen World

As the title suggests, this documentary takes us into a world that we can't see with our eyes. It is a world that is right in front of yet we are oblivious to it.   "Mysteries of the Unseen World" explores parts of the planet that can only be seen by changing our perception[...]

Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream

Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream, a biographical documentary about American Singer Beyoncé Knowles, produced and directed by Ed Burke Beyoncé Knowles and Ilan Benatar.   The film covers her entire career up-to 2013 using an immense amount of archive footage and narration[...]

One Life on the Limit

Sport Presenter Michael Fassbender 2013 Unrated

One Life on the Limit, a 2013 documentary by English musician turned filmmaker Paul Crowder about the history of Formula One racing.   The film traces F1 from its early days where death was a constant theme on the track, leading up to the death of Ayrton Senna in 1994. After then people u[...]

Living on One Dollar

Society Presenter Zach Ingrasci 2013 Unrated

Living on One Dollar, a 2013 documentary by Zach Ingrasci and Sean Leonard about four friends who challenge themselves to live on $1 a day for two months.   Not only do they have to live on almost no money but their challenge is set Guatemala so they will also have to face the challenges[...]

The Human Experiment

The Human Experiment, a 2013 documentary exploring chemicals in everyday consumer products with narration from American actor Sean Penn (Mystic River).   The film presents evidence gathered by journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy who interview people whose lives have apparently been aff[...]

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve: A 2013 documentary about the US Federal Reserve created by American film editor Jim Bruce and narrated by actor Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine).   This bank was set up 100 years ago and today it is one of the most powerful instituti[...]

Finding Vivian Maier

The 2013 Finding Vivian Maier documentary film directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel tells the story of one of the greatest street photographers to have ever lived. Her talent was never really discovered until two years before her death as many of her photographs were never exhibited or shown a[...]