FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES
The World's Future Megaprojects

The World's Future Megaprojects

2017, Technology

What will the world look like in the next 30 years? The exciting new documentary The World's Future Megaprojects seeks answers as it examines eight ambitious initiatives that may forever alter societies around the globe. The...

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6.93
The Enemy in Brussels

The Enemy in Brussels

2019, Politics

In recent years, right-wing populism has assumed the spotlight on political stages throughout Europe. Representatives from Italy, France, Germany, Hungary and Poland are rallying behind the cries of their citizens to prioritize...

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4.66
Vsauce: Our World is Amazing

Vsauce: Our World is Amazing

2013, Science

This is not really a documentary but it's an incredible, 10-hours-long, video material full of amazing scientific explanations. Don't be discouraged by the length of the playlist because the material is divided in relatively...

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8.60
America's Surveillance State

America's Surveillance State

2014, Politics

This six part documentary series, America's Surveillance State, dissects the United States' present surveillance condition. The thesis statement of the series is that privacy as we understand it is an antiquated fantasy - that...

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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 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
Eminem: Behind the Lyrics

Eminem: Behind the Lyrics

What makes an artist? In the case of Eminem, the once introverted outcast who became one of the most influential performers in the world of hip hop, artistry first blossomed in the intersection of crippling adversity and raw...

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5.70
Living with Lions

Living with Lions

2002, Nature

On the African plains, where only the strong survive, one big cat rules supreme. This is life in the raw: savage, beautiful and unforgettable. During the eight years that Jurgen Jozefowicz filmed a pride of lions in South...

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7.67
Megacities of the World

Megacities of the World

2019, Society

Unprecedented growth, extreme climate changes and outdated infrastructure pose tremendous challenges for any modern city. But there are players on the global stage who have evolved to meet these increasing demands. The...

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7.59
The Planet of Life

The Planet of Life

2003, Nature

The Planet of Life is a scientific documentary that explores the characteristics necessary for life as well as characteristics of life itself. Appearances from professors with prestigious university affiliations, and use of...

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7.79
The Age of Mankind

The Age of Mankind

According to Dutch scientist Paul Crutzen, the planet is on the cusp of entering a new geological age: the Anthropocene. Produced by the VPRO Backlight documentary series, The Age of Mankind verifies the evidence in support 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. Go through this great collection of documentary movies, watch your favorite documentaries, share your thoughts and enjoy TDF.