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FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES
Borneo Death Blow

Borneo Death Blow

2018, Society

The author of Cobra Gypsies and Hallucinogen Honey Hunters spent three months with the Penan tribe of south Malaysia producing "Borneo Death Blow", a fascinating dive into an exotic culture and landscape. A once thriving tribe of 15,000 has diminished...

8.49
Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

2017, History

Alexander the Great is the stuff of legend when it comes to ancient military history. Armed with youth, cunning and a brilliant tactical mind, his thirteen-year reign led to the formation of one of the largest empires the world has ever seen. The...

8.09
Vaccines: A Measured Response

Vaccines: A Measured Response

2021, Health

The Covid19 pandemic has brought the discussion about vaccine safety back into the headlines. And yet, despite media making it seem like a controversial issue debated over the last century, it's not. Vaccine doubts only began to emerge and take hold...

7.48
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.
FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES
Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks

Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks

2015, Nature

Darwin Island, a remote oceanic region on the outskirts of the Galapagos Archipelago, is home to a growing population of great whale sharks. What is about this inconspicuous island - measuring just one square kilometer - that draws the sharks there? A...

8.90
The Greatest Animal Migration

The Greatest Animal Migration

2014, Nature

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...

7.39
Modern Ireland

Modern Ireland

2011, Society

Modern Ireland is an observational documentary series in which we follow three people in one day, from morning till night. The series gives an insight into today's Ireland with behind the scenes looks at the VIP Style Awards, a Body Building...

6.63
Made in Bangladesh

Made in Bangladesh

2013, Crime

Walmart shorts were among the clothes found in the charred remains of Tazreen Fashions factory, but the company escaped accountability. For many western retailers, whose clothes are made in Bangladesh, it's business as usual. Fault Lines travels there...

8.55
Mimicry

Mimicry

2021, Nature

In the late 1840s, a British naturalist named Henry Walter Bates set out on an 11-year expedition into the Amazon jungle. When he returned to England in 1859, he had a collection of over 14,000 rare and new species of insects, never before discovered...

9.25
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.