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FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES
The March of Freedom

The March of Freedom

2017, Society

What does it mean to be free? Academy award-winning actor Morgan Freeman leads viewers on a journey worldwide as he listens to the moving stories of five extraordinary individuals who fought hard to gain freedom in one form or another. It is a study...

8.33
No Sex Please, We're Japanese

No Sex Please, We're Japanese

2013, Society

Located in northern Japan, Yubari used to be a bustling coal-mining city with over 100,000 residents. Today, its schools are shuttered, its amusement park abandoned, and its population reduced by 90 percent. Surprisingly, this troubling transformation...

7.40
Catastrophic Failure

Catastrophic Failure

It all began on November 5, 2015, with the collapse of a dam near an iron-ore mine in Brazil. That's when a river of toxic sludge came bursting forth; a stew of mud and mining waste that cost more than a dozen lives, many more injuries, and widespread...

8.85
The Cross of the Moment

The Cross of the Moment

The Cross of the Moment investigates the environmental crisis in a wholly original and stimulating fashion. This feature-length documentary expresses an urgent need to correct the ill effects of climate change and environmental degradation, and...

8.08
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
Planet Ocean

Planet Ocean

An elegantly filmed documentary, Planet Ocean takes us on a beautiful adventure into the strangest domains of our planet - the oceans. Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand - the noted environmentalist, journalist, and photographer, whose previous...

8.61
In the Womb: Identical Twins

In the Womb: Identical Twins

2008, Nature

An intriguing entry into the Naked Science documentary series, In the Womb: Identical Twins examines the elusive mysteries of the human species from its earliest stages. Utilizing highly advanced 4-D ultrasound imagery and painstakingly rendered...

8.20
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.