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Chernobyl: The Exclusion Zone

Chernobyl: The Exclusion Zone

We're used to seeing apocalyptic wastelands in our video games, television shows and big screen movies. But such an environment actually exists in the real world, and its vacant landscape can be found near the border of Ukraine. It's Chernobyl, the...

5.87
Placebo: Cracking the Code

Placebo: Cracking the Code

2002, Science

Featuring members of the the Harvard Placebo Study Group, "Placebo: Cracking the Code" examines the power of belief in alleviating pain, curing disease, and the healing of injuries. The placebo effect is a pervasive, albeit misunderstood, phenomenon...

9.13
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 docs right here, right now. You can browse all documentaries, check out the complete documentary list or top 100 docs. Also you can always browse documentaries by categories from the sidebar if you feel like.
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Ambassadors of the Jungle

Ambassadors of the Jungle

2001, Nature

These mysterious lands would seem to rise out of the clouds of the highlands, situated in the east of the island of New Guinea, to the North of Australia. The western half of the island is Irian Jaya, part of Indonesia, and the eastern half is Papua...

8.30
The Tax Free Tour

The Tax Free Tour

2013, Economics

Where do multinationals pay taxes and how much? Gaining insight from international tax experts, Backlight director Marije Meerman (the maker of Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street and Money and Speed: Inside the Black Box), takes a look at tax...

9.01
The Bitcoin Gospel

The Bitcoin Gospel

2015, Economics

A devoted group of entrepreneurs and activists believe they see the writing on the wall, and they're determined to add a new chapter. In their view, the world banks and governments harbor too much control over the financial vitality of the masses. But...

7.91
The Mysterious Origins of Man

The Mysterious Origins of Man

1996, Conspiracy

This documentary presents ancient artifacts that contradict the official historical perspective that mankind has advanced scientifically since the beginning of human history. It’s not necessarily a deliberate conspiracy in the sense that some people...

6.94
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. Go through this great collection of documentary movies, watch your favorite documentaries, share your thoughts and enjoy TDF.