FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES
Water: The Shape Shifter

Water: The Shape Shifter

2014, Science

Water plays an essential role in the development of weather. Itќs also a master of transformation that comes in many forms. The variations of water, and its power to both nurture and destroy, are explored in Water: The Shape...

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The Party of No

The Party of No

2013, Politics

When Barack Obama entered the White House in 2009, Republicans promised to turn him into another Jimmy Carter - unsuccessful, one-term Democratic President. But in order to make Obama another Carter, they needed another Ronald...

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How the Economic Machine Works

How the Economic Machine Works

2013, Economics

The economy operates like a very simple apparatus. But most of the people can't fathom it - or they don't assent on how it really functions- and this has produced a lot of unnecessary economic agony. Ray Dalio had a profound...

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Vatican Inc.

Vatican Inc.

2013, Crime

Pope Benedict's resignation shocked the Catholic Church and left the Vatican in disarray. His successor will face many challenges, from recurrent sexual scandals to concerns about financial impropriety at the Vatican's own...

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8.71
Punk's Not Dead

Punk's Not Dead

Punk's Not Dead is more than just a tribute documentary. It takes you on an era-by-era journey that puts punk rock's non-conformist reputation under the knife. Officially sanctioned by the bands in the film who donated personal...

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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
Tito's Murder Squads

Tito's Murder Squads

2014, Crime

Robert Zagajski stands in a barren field on the outskirts of Munich and stares at the spot where his father's lifeless and beaten body was discovered in 1983. He was just 17 at the time of his father's murder, but the terror of...

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7.81
Endgame 2050

Endgame 2050

For many years, we have all been warned about the approaching doom promised by climate change. But what might that future actually look like? Endgame 2050 looks three decades into our future to visualize the fate that awaits us...

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Venus: Death of a Planet

Venus: Death of a Planet

2020, Science

The second planet from the Sun - Venus - is one of the most enigmatic in our solar system. It could also be one of the most instructive. Scientists believe that Venus was home to oceans, rivers and other life-enriching elements...

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Printing Out the World

Printing Out the World

2019, Technology

The capabilities of three-dimensional printers have advanced rapidly in recent years. No longer limited to niche products, they are primed to transform the production of countless consumer goods. Printing Out the World examines...

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A Universe From Nothing - Lecture

A Universe From Nothing (Lecture)

2009, Science

Lawrence Krauss gives a talk on our current picture of the universe, how it will end, and how it could have come from nothing. Krauss is the author of many bestselling books on Physics and Cosmology, including "The Physics 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.