All Documentaries - 282

The Elegant Universe

Nova - The Elegant Universe

Adapted from a provocative book by Brian Greene, this deeply engrossing documentary -- which originally aired on PBS's NOVA in three parts -- attempts to explain the controversial string theory, a complicated scientific proposal that, in short, posits a single...

8.24

Mythbusters

Mythbusters

Extreme science enthusiasts and special effects gurus Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, along with a team of experts in a range of applicable fields, put rumors, truths, myths, lies, and heresy under the microscope to see if they hold...

5.80

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

With Cosmos, Carl Sagan and his wife and co-writer, Ann Druyan, brilliantly illustrated the underlying science of his same-titled book, placing the human species within a space-and-time context that brought the infinite into stunningly clear view. The series, which...

9.17

Paper Clips

Paper Clips

This modestly produced documentary packs an emotional wallop unlike practically any other in recent memory. It takes place in the rural, blue-collar Tennessee community of Whitwell, where a middle-school class embarks upon a simple but ambitious project: In an attempt...

6.80

Touching the Void

Touching the Void

In 1985, two adventurous young mountaineers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, set off to climb the treacherous west face of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. They were experienced climbers, and climbed "Alpine-style," climbing the mountain in "one great push,"...

7.92

The Heart of the Game

The Heart of the Game

This fascinating documentary, reportedly filmed over seven years, focuses on Bill Resler, a University of Washington economics professor whose abiding interest in sports compels him to moonlight as coach for a girls' high school basketball team. Gradually, the...

7.20

The Roswell Incident

The Roswell Incident

Documentary from Channel 4 shown in 1995 about the infamous 'UFO Crash' at Roswell in 1947. In the summer of 1947, there were a number of UFO sightings in the United States. Sometime during the first week of July 1947, something crashed near Roswell. W.W. "Mack"...

7.48

An Unreasonable Man

An Unreasonable Man

The life and career of one of America's most tenacious consumer advocates and political activists is brought to the screen in this richly detailed documentary. Born in a small town in Connecticut, Ralph Nader was raised to believe the words of his father that you can...

7.93

When We Were Kings

When We Were Kings

Believe the hype. This much-praised documentary about one of the most famous boxing matches in history deserves every one of its accolades. Blending sports drama and biography with a touch of political analysis, When We Were Kings relates the who, when, where, and most...

8.62

Big Dogs, Little Dogs

Big Dogs, Little Dogs

For dog lovers everywhere, here is the ultimate tribute to the canine world. Both entertaining and informative, the video explores everything anyone could possibly want to know about man's best friend. What are they thinking? How did that odd habit originate? And...

5.25

Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii

Elvis - Aloha from Hawaii

Elvis Presley was a man who knew how to rise to a challenge, and, in 1973, his manager, Col. Tom Parker, came up with one of the biggest stunts of their career - staging a live concert in Hawaii that would be beamed by satellite for TV broadcast in 40 countries to a...

8.33