2014 documentaries

The Armstrong Lie (preview)

A documentary which explores the career of sports legend, Lance Armstrong. From his rise to fame until the massive drug scandal in which he was involved in.

Russell Brand - End the Drugs War

Russell Brand wants the war on drugs to end. In this documentary he explores how countries who have taken a differnt approach to drug problems have fared and  how their new policies have made a differnt impact to the ones currently enforced in counties such as the united Kingdom. Russel also[...]

Secrets of quantum physics Ep 1

  We are on the dawn of a quantum age in human history. In this documentary, the theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili explores some of the deepest questions that quantum physics may hold, in respect to what we already know about the universe.   What we know about quantum[...]

Danny Macaskill - Riding the Ridge

Sport Presenter Danny Macaskill 2014
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Follow Scottish trial rider and youtube sensation Danny Macaskil as he embarks on his latest extreme cycling adventure on the dramatic Cullin mountain range on the isle of Skye. Danny will risk his his life and his bike as he performs in some of the most extreme and dangeours environments[...]

Hitlers Hidden Drug Habit: Secret History

During his rein as Führer of Germany Hitler represented himself as a supreme leader and war lord with a god like presence. As the leader of the so called “master race” the people of Germany for the most part genuinely believed that he was a divine figure. However behind closed doors[...]

Secrets of Quantum Physics Ep 2

Quantum Phsycist Dr Jim Al-Fhalili asks whether the strange world of Quatum of mechanics can answer some of the most perplexing questions in Biology. How birds manage to navigate across huge distances while maintaining a sense of direction. He goes onto look at the role quantum vibrations have on ou[...]

The Internets Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

The Internet’s Own Boy is the story of american computer programmer, writter and Internet activist Aaron Swartz. In the documentary you will witness a number of interviews with his family and friends as well as a number of his internet cohorts. The film tells the life of Aaron Swartz up t[...]

Aftershock: The Hunt for Gravitational Waves

Update: Gravitational waves have now been unequivocally confirmed! Onwards and upwards!   The big bang theory describes the universe that we live in a matter of seconds after the “bang”. Despite its name the big bang theory tells us nothing about the bang itself, which is wher[...]

Human Universe - Apeman Spaceman

In this documentary professor Brian Cox presents the first out of five episodes of the hit series “Human Universe”. “Apeman Spaceman” is a look into how the fine tuning and almost infinitesimally small chances of time and space made us who we are today, from us even existing[...]

Human Universe - Why Are We Here?

ScienceSpace Presenter Brian Cox 2014 Unrated

The second documentary in the series Human universe presented by Brian Cox. In this episode we look into a seemingly fundamental yet unanswerable question: Why are we here? To understand this we have to look at the incredible number of complex chance events which have put us here today on planet Ear[...]

Human Universe - Are We Alone?

Episode number three of the Human Universe presented by Brian Cox which explores a fundamental question that all humans have. In this documentary we debate whether we are alone in the universe or not, the answer to which no matter what it is, is a pretty frightening prospect.   [...]

Human Universe - Place in Space and Time

ScienceSpace Presenter Brian Cox 2014 Unrated

The fourth episode of the documentary series Human Universe by Brian Cox. In this episode we explore our knowledge about our place in space and time. It has only been in recent times, perhaps the last couple of hundred years that we knew we are on a ball of rock, the third outpost in a solar system[...]

Human Universe - What is our Future?

It has been more than 200,000 years since humans like us (homo-sapiens that is) had emerged from the Rift Valley of East Africa. Since then we have lived as a civilization working together to think and create a better, more advanced knowledge of the world around us. Now humans are located[...]

Cosmonauts: How Russia Won the Space Race

When we talk about who “won” the space race of the 20th century one would quickly assume that it was the United States. They placed 12 men on the moon after all. however you would be wrong because the real pioneers of space travel were the Soviet Union and the cosmonauts.[...]

Video Games: The Movie

Gaming Presenter Jeremy Snead 2014
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Video Games: The Movie: This feature-length documentary aims to educate and entertain audiences about the entire process of how video games are made and marketed. Unlike many gaming documentaries, this documentary attempts to answer the question of what it means to be a 'gamer'. 

The Celebrity Millionaires of Competitive Gaming

Gaming Presenter Matt Shea 2014
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Now adays there are more people playing League of Legends than there are people living in France. So with this documentary Vice look inside this rapidly expanding world of competitive gaming.  Matt Shea flew to South Korea a country where ‘eSports’ can make you rich and famous or[...]

The Creation of ISIS

Warning: Contains graphic images of war. This documentary is about the creation of ISIS, who they are and how they came to be as they are now a global idea with members located all around the world from Europe, the U.S. and Syria. It is little known that years ago the leaders of ISIS were tortured b[...]

War on Kids

A film that takes a look into the lengths at which the government of the United State is going to on “the war on drugs”. The documentary looks specifically into operation glasshouse and the entrapment of Jesse Snodgrass who does not have any friends and is struggling with autism as[...]

Cosmic Journeys: The Age of Hubble

The latest and greatest in high tech telescopes have allowed for an unprecedented view of the cosmos. Cosmic Journeys - The Age of Hubble takes us through an array of different telescopes located all around the world, from the Very Large Telescope located on the Atacama Desert of northern&[...]

Where is Flight MH370?

Documentary about Malaysia airlines flight MH370. The disappearance of Malaysia airlines flight MH370 on march 8th 2014 caught the attention of the entire world as nation after nation joined the effort to find where the lost plane was. This BBC horizon documentary (2014) gives a forensic analysis of[...]

Let it Snow - The Secrets of Nature

A snow flake is an ice crystal which forms in the Earths atmosphere, they begin their life as snow crystals which are created when super cooled cloud droplets freeze. Every snow flake is a unique object that forms in a six fold pattern which is determined by the changing humidity[...]

When Will Humans Live on Mars?

Due to population growth and the strive to develop we are planning to travel to and set up a permanent human base on the planet Mars. This documentary “When Will Humans Live on Mars?” was created by motherboard and looks into how we are planning to take this massive leap for mankind[...]

How You Really Make Decisions

We all like to think that we are smart, wise, rational and creative beings who make thought-out and conscious decisions based on logic. But this very human notion may have to be thought about again, a topic that is investigated by John Simm in the documentary, How You Really Make Decisions[...]

Secrets of the Universe: Great Scientists in Their Own Words

Science Presenter Michael Pennington 2014 Unrated

Secrets of the Universe: Great Scientists in Their Own Words tells the story of some of the most well known and greatest physicists of the last one hundred years. The world we live in today has drastically changed since the 19th century and it is in large part to pioneering thinkers who ha[...]

Man on Mars: Mission to the Red Planet

Man on Mars: Mission to the Red Planet documentary. We have dreamed about putting a man on Mars since at least the mid 20th century however the extreme complexity involved in achieving such a challenge without purposefully sending people on a one way mission is immense. NASA has been worki[...]

Secrets of War: Tools of Deception

Secrets of War: Tools of Deception presented by Charlton Heston. War is not only fought with fire power, a large part of it is misguiding the enemy to cause a number of different reactions depending on what type of deception you are using. This documentary is based on World War two so here we a[...]

Pandas: The Journey Home

AnimalMammal Presenter Joely Richardson 2014 Unrated

Panda documentary. National Geographic presents the film, Pandas The Journey Home, an intimate insight into one of the most iconic animals in the world that is under imminent threat of extinction in the wild. Documentary film makers have been given rare access to the Wolong Panda center which is loc[...]

Secrets of War: Spy Planes

Secrets of War, spy planes is the fifth episode in the series narrated by Charlton Heston. The key to winning a war is having intelligence but, more importantly intelligence that your enemy does not know you have. As a result countries like the United States have put in an awful amount of money over[...]

Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World

When one thinks about Easter Island the first thing that comes to mind is the ancient civilisation who lived there 1000’s of years ago and built the great monuments which turned Rapa Nui into the tourist attraction and land of mystery it is today. Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World, a BB[...]

K2: The Killer Summit

History Presenter bbc 2014
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  K2: The Killer Summit is a documentary film about the 2008 K2 disaster where 11 climbers were killed on the second largest peak in the world, the worst incident to ever to happen there. With dramatic reenactments, real footage of the incident and interviews with many of the people who[...]

Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered

  Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered. In this documentary, Dallas Campbell heads over to Egypt to uncover the truth about the most famous pharaoh of them all, The boy god Tutankhamun. He’s the most famous “mummy” of all because his tomb which was discovered back in 1922[...]

Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall

The story of the Marshall amplification company which was founded in London in 1962, more than 50 years ago today by “lord of the loud” Jim Marshall.    The original prototype for the Marshall amp was created in Jim’s drum shop and was revolutionary despite it being[...]

9/11 Firehouse

9/11 Firehouse is a 2014 documentary film that tells the story of the firefighters who worked at fire house 10, New York on September 11th 2001. This company was the closest to the World Trade Center complex making it one of the first to respond after the terrorist attack. Using[...]

The Billion Pound Hotel

Engineering Presenter Channel 4 2014 Unrated

The Billion Pound Hotel is a documentary produced by the ever controversial TV channel in the United Kingdom Channel 4. In this film we take and exclusive look behind the scenes of possibly the most affluent hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab. At more than $2000 per night for a bog-stand[...]

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

  Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, a documentary about finding answers for one of the most important environmental issues affecting the entire planet. co-produced by filmmakers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, Cowspiracy specifically looks into the damage that mass ani[...]

The Salt of the Earth (preview)

The Salt of the Earth is a documentary about the life of Sebastião Salgado, a renowned photographer who has travelled the world over the last 40 years telling the stories of deprived societies. After photographing for such a long time, Sebastião has a created a massive collection of wo[...]

20,000 Days on Earth

MusicSociety Presenter Nick Cave 2014 Unrated

20,000 Days on Earth is a musical drama documentary produced by British directors Iain Forsyth (b 1972) and Jane Pollard (b 1973). The film follows a day in the life of Nick Cave who is an Australian musician most well known as the front man of the Alternative rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.[...]

Life Itself

Life Itself, is a 2014 directed by filmmaker Steve James about the life of movie critic, Roger Ebert.

Remaking the Legend - Halo 2: Anniversary

Gaming Presenter Halo 2014 Unrated

Remaking the Legend - Halo 2, is a Halo documentary made for the 10 year anniversary of the epic second game in the series as 343 Industries re-work it for a re-release onto the Xbox One console. Documentary film makers have been given unprecedented access to the development team which gives a[...]

My Russian Side

Society Presenter Alex Gilbert 2014 Unrated

My Russian Side follows the story of Russian-New Zealand Adoptee Alex Gilbert. In 2013 he did a search for his Birth Parents using Social Media in Russia. This story follows the journey of when he finally met them for the first time. Alex Gilbert got to reconnect with his identity.  imdb.com[...]

F Marks the Spot

Environment Presenter Andy Graham 2014 Unrated

This light hearted documentary follows 3 unemployed men as they seek 2.7 million dollars worth of hidden treasure.

How The Wild West Was Won - Ray Mears

SocietyHistory Presenter ray mears 2014 Unrated

In How The Wild West Was Won World-renowned bushcraft expert Ray Mears embarks on a journey to the Rockies, Appalachians and the Sierra Nevada to discover how the landscape and extreme weather shaped the development of the wild west. Ray travels through each landscape and shows how th[...]

The Principle (preview)

The Principle is a highly controversial 2014 documentary by Katheryne Thomas which claims to have found new evidence that the Earth is in fact the center of the universe. The two most famous people interviewed for The Principle are Lawrence M. Krauss and Michio Kaku both&nbs[...]

Across the Alps with Sled Dogs

A journey across the alps with sled dogs directed by Susanne Roser.

Korengal

Korengal is a sequel to the extremely popular 2010 film “Restrepo” directed by Tim Hetherington about men on the front line in Afghanistan. Filmmaker Sebastian Junger continues the story in the most dangerous valley in the country, Korengal as he makes a fur[...]

Killing Jimmy Hoffa

Crime Presenter Alan Bradley 2014 Unrated

  Jimmy Hoffa was one of America's most powerful men. He fought the Kennedy's, made deals with the Mafia, and controlled 2 million union members. This documentary explores his story and the famous question; “who killed Jimmy Hoffa?”.

The Hacker Wars

  The Hacker Wars, a documentary about hacktivists who are using online technologies to bring about social change and are a target for the US government. The film follows the so-called “information warriors” and takes us to the front-line for “the war for our mind[...]

Earthships

Environment Presenter Mike Reynolds 2014 Unrated

  A documentary about the environmentally friendly “Earthship” houses built by architect Mike Reynolds. The Film shows the struggles Reynolds faces with building code laws in states such as New Mexico in his crusade to make sustainable buildings entirely from discarded mater[...]

Roasted: A Coffee Documentary

Food & Drink Presenter Matt Ellenbogen 2014 Unrated

  Roasted follows Bird Rock Coffee Roasters‘ journey from small kiosk to big-time roaster. The Coffee documentary is perfect for those of you who are interested knowing how Coffee shops get started and become successful in an industry which is dominated by huge names such as Starbucks.[...]

Living Small - Tiny House

Society Presenter Lina Menard 2014 Unrated

  This documentary explores the challenges people face at the forefront of the tiny house movement such as Anderson Page who is living in one for the first time and shares his experiences. The Tiny House Movement is about reevaluating what we have, what we want, what we need,[...]

The Hitch

  The Hitch, a documentary by Kristoffer Seland Hellesmark looking back on the life of British writer and journalist Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011).   Hitchens was born in Portsmouth, England and during his early career worked for a nu[...]

The ATH

SportSociety Presenter Kostas Mandilas 2014 Unrated

  The ATH, a documentary about skateboarding in Athens, Greece created by Kostas Mandilas. The film mainly focuses on local skaters in the city, both young and old but it also touches on social issues caused by enormous economic problems plaguing the country as a whole.

JFK to 9/11: Everything Is a Rich Man's Trick

  JFK to 9/11: Everything Is a Rich Man's Trick tells a story of western history like you have never heard before.   Writer Francis Richard Conolly created and narrated this documentary which explains how we came to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, an ev[...]

The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students

CrimePolitical Presenter Vice 2014 Unrated

  The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students; Vice investigates the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico in 2014.   It all began on September 26th of that year when the police intercepted a group of students who were travelling from Ayotzinapa to join a protest in Iguala.[...]

Tito's Murder Squads

PoliticalCrime Presenter Robert Zagajski 2014 Unrated

  Tito's Murder Squads directed by Philipp Grüll, Frank Hofmann is an eye-opening account of the killing of Yugoslav Exiles in Germany. More than 30 opponents of the Yugoslav regime were killed in the years before the fall of the Berlin wall. It took decades for the G[...]

The Joy of the Guitar Riff

MusicHistory Presenter Sam Bridger 2014 Unrated

  The Joy of the Guitar Riff by director Sam Bridger examines extensively the history of the guitar riff.   Beginning with the rise of the electric guitar and subsequently iconic riffs in the 1950's thanks to the likes of guitarists such as the massively influential Chuck Berr[...]

Fed Up

The 2014 Fed Up documentary by American journalist Katie Couric investigates why childhood obesity has dramatically increased in recent years.   The film focuses on the American Food industry, it's lobbying power and why we should look at how we gain weight in a different way. Th[...]

Cat Wars

Cats are the most popular pet in the West. It is estimated that more than 10 million live in the UK alone which cat loves will be happy about however there are some who feel they are nothing more than a garden pest.   The Cat Wars BBC documentary meets with people on both sides of opinion[...]

My Violent Child

Society Presenter Sorcha Cursack 2014 Unrated

  My Violent Child is a hard-hitting psychosociological documentary film first published in 2014 which follows desperate parents as they struggle to cope with their children's extreme violent behaviour.   Youngsters with disobedient behaviour are becoming more and common in th[...]

Life and Death Row: Execution

SocietyCrime Presenter Ben Antoney 2014 Unrated

Life And Death Row, a groundbreaking documentary series which tells the personal stories behind those who are on death row in the United States and the different stages of the capital punishment system.   In this, the first episode of Life And Death Row, "Execution", narrated by[...]

The 10 Million Challenge

Science Presenter Alice Roberts 2014 Unrated

The 10 Million Challenge, 2014 hosted by Alice Roberts. To celebrate its 50th birthday, Horizon invites the public to play a role in tackling the greatest challenges facing science today. This special episode of Horizon launches the £10 million Longitude Prize 2014 - a prize[...]

Allergies: Modern Life and Me

  A 2014 science documentary narrated by Amanda Redman (Sexy Beast) which examines whether there is a relationship between our modern lives and the rising number of people who have allergies.   In Allergies: Modern Life and Me new technologies and a case-study to deduce what kind[...]

Forest Man

  “Forest Man“ is the story of Jadav Payeng, an Indian man who single-handedly planted nearly 1400 acres of forest to save his island, Majuli.   Written and directed by Canadian filmmaker William Douglas McMaster, this 2013 short-documentary provides a glimpse into an[...]

Atari: Game Over

GamingTechnology Presenter Zak Penn 2014 Unrated

Atari: Game Over, a 2014 gaming documentary by American screenwriter Zak Penn about the North American video game crash of 1983.   In the film, a crew digs up all of the old Atari 2600 game cartridges of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" that were tossed into a landfill in the 1980s[...]

Pixel Pioneers: A Brief History of Graphics

TechnologyGaming Presenter Stuart Brown 2014 Unrated

Pixel Pioneers: A Brief History of Graphics: This short documentary by Stuart Brown examines the history of graphics in gaming. Starting from the early days of gaming back in the 1970's, when it was the best thing since sliced bread to be able to move a dot across the screen, right-up-until 2014[...]

After Auschwitz

History Presenter Kat Mace 2014 Unrated

The 2014 history documentary After Auschwitz by British documentary Filmmaker Kat Mace highlights the importance of remembering the horrors of the Nazi death machine in today's modern society.   For while we have moved on in many ways, there is still an enormous amount of discriminati[...]

The Look of Silence

The Look of Silence, a documentary by British-American director Joshua Oppenheimer about the 1965 genocide in Indonesia.   The film is considered by many to be one of the most powerful documentaries ever made, capturing unique insights from the perpetrators of the mass-killing and th[...]

The History of Nintendo

Gaming Presenter GAMEARANG 2014 Unrated

GAMEARANG presents The History of Nintendo, a feature-length documentary film which explores the history of the iconic Japanse company from its early days in the gaming day through 2014.

Tashi and the Monk

BiographySociety Presenter Johnny Burke 2014 Unrated

Tashi and the Monk, a 2014 documentary by Johnny Burke and Andrew Hinton about a man who creates an extraordinary community for abandoned children, with no higher purpose than giving its young members the joys of childhood. The backdrop to this story is just as amazing, on top of a mountain in[...]

Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Crime Presenter Nick Broomfield 2014
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Tales of the Grim Sleeper, a 2014 crime documentary by British filmmaker Nick Broomfield about the American serial killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr. Lonnie David Franklin Jr. is believed to be responsible for at least 10 murders which took place in Los Angeles, California. He gained the nickname[...]

Beyond Clueless

Movie Presenter Charlie Lyne 2014 Unrated

A documentary by Charlie Lyne about the history of teen movies. The film chronicles their origins with a specific focus between the years 1995 and 2004 covering over 200 films. Beyond Clueless is easily one of the most comprehensive films about this particular sub-genre out there.

Who Took Johnny

Crime Presenter 2014 Unrated

Who Took Johnny, a 2014 crime documentary by Michael Galinsky, David Beilinson and Suki Hawley about the infamous cold case of Johnny Gosch who was a local paperboy from Iowa who disappeared 30 years ago.   This documentary follows his mother's quest to uncover the truth, a journey th[...]

No Small Parts

Movie Presenter Brandon Hardesty 2014 Unrated

No Small Parts, a short documentary series created by Brandon Hardesty, Wesley Mann and Josh Perry which examines actors who have starred in some of our favourite movies over the years. Rather than going for an obvious choice of super-star actors, this series consists of a curated collection of[...]

Secret Life of Cats

AnimalMammal Presenter Martin Clunes 2014 Unrated

Secret Life of Cats, a 2014 Horizon documentary hosted by British actor Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) that takes us into the secret world of cats to reveal some of their astonishing abilities and behaviours.   Why does your cat purr? Where does it really go once it leaves your house and how[...]

Point and Shoot

Point and Shoot, a 2014 biographical war documentary about Matthew Vandyke, a 26-year-old man who decided to set out on an extraordinary 35,000-mile motorbike journey across South Africa and the Middle East.   The plan was to develop his sense of manhood and enjoy an adventure but hi[...]

The Last Patrol (preview)

The Last Patrol, a 2014 war documentary by Sebastian Junger within which two journalists and two veterans examine war.   The film is the last in a trio by Junger about the War in Afghanistan. The previous two were "Restrepo" (2010) and "Korengal" (2014). While the firs[...]

All This Mayhem

DrugsSport Presenter Eddie Martin 2014 Unrated

All This Mayhem, a 2014 documentary by filmmaker Eddie Martin which tells a brutally frank story of what happens when raw talent, drugs and extreme personalities collide.   This film follows Tas and Ben Pappas, two brothers whos charisma and dedication took them to the top of their sport,[...]

The Culture High

DrugsCrime Presenter Brett Harvey 2014 Unrated

The Culture High examines the modern day prohibition of marijuana to provide an insight into the truths and lies behind both for and against legalising it.   The film was created by Canadian filmmaker Brett Harvey whos debut 2007 documentary "The Union: The Business Behind Getting Hi[...]

The Science of Interstellar

The Science of Interstellar: physicist Kip Thorne who worked on the Christopher Nolan movie "Interstellar" explains how the amazing visuals featured in the film are based on real science.   This documentary is a journey in wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much mo[...]

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin, a documentary examining the history of Bitcoin and its tremendous impact on society.   The film tells the story of Bitcoin through the eyes of Daniel Mross, a 35-year-old programmer from Pittsburgh. In 2011 he became obsessed with the cryptocurrency and today[...]

Free to Play

Gaming Presenter 2014 Unrated

The 2014 Free to Play documentary film produced by video game company Valve follows three gamers as they compete for a life-changing prize: $1,000,000.   The film takes a close look at the lives of Benedict "hyhy" Lim, Danil "Dendi" Ishutin and Clinton "Fear"[...]

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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[...]

Our Last Invention: Nanotechnology

ScienceTechnology Presenter 2014 Unrated

A short nanotechnology documentary film. Nanotech is manipulation of matter on an atomic. Meaning, its a building block used for building something one atom at a time.