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To the Last Drop

To the Last Drop

Canadian wilderness sits atop what many think is the biggest deposit of oil on the planet. A sea of sand soaked with bitumen - the Tar Sands. The Tar Sands now supply more oil to the United States than any other foreign source....

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Gashole

Gashole

What caused America to go from being a leading exporter of oil to the world's largest importer? What are the economic and sociological forces that have contributed to that change and impede its solution? Gashole is an eye-opening documentary about the history of...

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What Makes a Genius?

What Makes a Genius?

Could you have come up with Einstein's theory of relativity? If not - why not? This is what Marcus du Sautoy, professor of mathematics, wants to explore. Marcus readily admits that he is no genius, but wants to know if geniuses are just an extreme version of himself - or whether their brains...

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In Search of Myths and Heroes

In Search of Myths and Heroes

Watch the four myths that inspired Michael Wood to embark on his journey: The Queen of Sheba, the earthly paradise of Shangri-La, King Arthur and Jason and the Argonauts. Myths are more than mere stories and they serve a much more profound purpose in ancient and modern cultures. Myths are...

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Through the Wormhole: The Riddle of Black Holes

Through the Wormhole - The Riddle of Black Holes

They are the most powerful objects in the universe. Nothing, not even light, can escape the gravitational pull of a black hole. Astronomers now believe there are billions of them out in the cosmos, swallowing up planets, even entire stars in violent feeding frenzies. New theoretical research...

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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.
 
FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES

The Greatest Animal Migration

The Greatest Animal Migration

We're setting off on an African adventure. Our destination is the famous Serengeti. We're taking you along on the greatest animal migration in the world, when millions of wildebeest make the long journey from Tanzania to Kenya. It's a journey into the unknown....

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A Virus Called Fear

A Virus Called Fear

Fear is apparently a universal emotion; all persons, consciously or unconsciously, have fear in some sort. In short, fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it. Very few people understand the programming of...

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Encounters at the End of the World

Encounters at the End of the World

Just about anywhere Werner Herzog goes becomes an interesting place, in part because the director shapes it with his distinctively sardonic eye. In Encounters at the End of the World, the 'Zog heads off to Antarctica, finding there a population of unusual people, hallucinatory underwater life,...

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Japan's Killer Quake

Japan's Killer Quake

In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale. A death toll likely in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear meltdown. With exclusive...

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Animal Weapons

Animal Weapons

In the competitive struggle for survival, less powerful animals have developed an ingenious array of strategies to find and kill their targets. Traps, lures and lies may be the best-known tricks to man, but are also skilfully employed by creatures in the animal kingdom. With weapons of...

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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 thousands of stunning, eye-opening and interesting documentaries. Choose one that suits your interest through navigation system of TDF, watch it, and tell us how it was through comments.
    • Poison FirePoison FireThe Niger Delta is an environmental disaster zone after fifty years of oil...
    • Earth on FireEarth on FireEarth on Fire is a one hour, Australian special that focuses on mega fires...
    • Space Station TourSpace Station TourThis is an excellent documentary-type tour of the International Space...
    • Evolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. God is a documentary trying to challenge the theory of...
    • The Perfect VaginaThe Perfect VaginaWhat began as a wander through the wacky world of genital plastic surgery...
    • The CoveThe CoveThe Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry...