FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES
The Botany of Desire

The Botany of Desire

2009, Science

They are four of the most ordinary plants. We've always had this idea that we are in charge, but what if, in fact, they have been modeling us? We don't give enough recognition to plants. They have been laboring on us, and...

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Dude Perfect: Backstage Pass

Dude Perfect: Backstage Pass

2020, Society

In 2009, a video uploaded to YouTube of a basketball trick shot made by five friends went viral and quickly gained national attention. In less than a week it hit 200,000 views. When their second video got just as popular they...

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Wind: The Invisible Force

Wind: The Invisible Force

2014, Science

Wind rotates around our daily lives unseen. It is the most powerful force behind the world's most catastrophic weather events. But for such a consequential element, few people know where it originates. To address this, host...

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Of Hearts and Minds

Of Hearts and Minds

2013, Science

David Malone is a science documentary filmmaker and he came to Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire. He's there at the invitation of Consultant Surgeon Mr. Francis Wells who is going to allow him to watch him perform open heart...

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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
Nepal, in the Mountain's Shadow

Nepal, in the Mountain's Shadow

2009, Society

Nepal is home to the Himalayan Mountains. For thousands of years people have traveled to the Himalayas seeking spiritual enlightenment, proclaiming man could be freed of all sin by merely gazing upon their peaks. This tradition...

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The Quest for Sleep

The Quest for Sleep

2022, Health

This insightful exploration of the multifaceted world of sleep begins with a deep dive into the science of sleep, uncovering the intricate biological and neurological processes that govern our sleep-wake cycle. Expert voices...

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Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

2013, History

In the mess and annihilation of total war, first-class intelligence is as crucial as firepower. MI19 set out to make use of the German prisoners of war in the most enthusiastic surveillance mission ever attempted. Three courtly...

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Eye of the Pangolin

Eye of the Pangolin

2019, Nature

Pangolins are exotic, scaly animals that are indigenous to the terrains of Africa. They appear to be some reptilian remnant of the Jurassic age, but they're actually mammals. Pangolins are among the most unusual looking mammals...

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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.