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Stealing Lincoln's Body

Stealing Lincoln's Body

One of the strangest, most intriguing, and yet almost unknown episodes in American history unfolded in 1876, eleven years after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. A band of Chicago counterfeiters hatched a plot to steal the President’s body from its tomb outside Springfield, Illinois, and...

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8.71

The Pirate Bay: Away from Keyboard

The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard

This is a documentary about the largest and the most famous torrent website in the world - The Pirate Bay - and the story behind it. It's the day before the trial starts. Fredrik packs a computer into a rusty old Volvo. Along with his Pirate Bay...

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9.29

The Adventure of English

The Adventure of English

The Adventure of English is a British television series (ITV) on the history of the English language presented by Melvyn Bragg as well as a companion book, also written by Bragg. The series and the book are cast as an adventure story, or the biography of English...

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7.65

The Machine That Made Us

The Machine That Made Us

The Machine That Made Us is a documentary in which Stephen Fry examines the story behind the first media entrepreneur, printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg, to find out why he did it and how, a story which involves both historical inquiry and hands-on craft and technology. Fry travels...

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9.10
 
INCENTIVE
Documentary Film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. Knowledge comes in different ways through our five senses. Hearing, watching, touching, smelling and tasting are the only doorways to the outer world. The wise men say that if something is not truly experienced with all our five senses, the experience will be partial, not total. Therefore in a way almost all our gained knowledge through life is partial. And maybe they are right.
If we follow that analogy, gaining knowledge through several senses simultaneously is better than through just one. So, educating through watching educational videos, in this case documentaries, is really a total different experience than educating only on books. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to undermine the books in any way. Having said that, lets go and check out some great documentaries right here, right now. You can browse all documentaries, or check out the complete documentary list. Also you can always browse documentaries by categories from the sidebar if you feel like.
 
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Bigger Than Enron

Bigger Than Enron

On June 15, a Houston jury convicted Arthur Andersen — the 89-year-old accounting firm once known as the gold standard of integrity in auditing — for obstruction of justice in the government’s investigation of Enron, Andersen’s biggest client. With the demise of Andersen, the American...

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6.75

The Selfish Ape: The Tribe of Suit

The Selfish Ape: The Tribe of Suit

Our lineage evolved out there in a dangerous world in which only the winners are capable of surviving. Some families acquired fangs, others procured amazing adaptations that enabled them to prosper in the most inhospitable places on the planet. These fierce clashes made us learn. They shaped...

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6.42

The dot.com Bubble

The dot.com Bubble

Bubbles are when a products value continues to rise beyond its true value. But what happens when the bubble inevitably bursts? What are the types of economic bubbles? Intrinsic bubbles, informational bubbles, classic bubbles and fads are all the results of over valued products. Tom Hadfield was...

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6.50

Life in Cold Blood

Life in Cold Blood

Billed as the last in David Attenborough's series of Life nature documentaries, Life in Cold Blood leaves you hoping that proves not to be the case. For once more, as he has done many times in his distinguished career, Attenborough gently - and unobtrusively - delivers an utterly fascinating...

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9.16
 
ESSENCE
We always have to keep in mind that a Documentary, after all, can tell lies and it can tell lies because it lays claim to a form of veracity which fiction doesn’t. Some of the documentaries are made just to discredit some particular person, party, organization, system etc, but most of them here on TDF are non biased, without prejudice and worth watching.
Overall at Top Documentary Films you can find 2100+ (more to come) stunning, eyeopening and interesting documentaries. Choose one that suits your interest through navigation system of TDF, watch it, and tell us how it was through comments.