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FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES
Will Work For Free

Will Work For Free

2013, Society

What's the biggest threat to humanity you can think of? Pollution, disease, natural disasters, terrorism, crime, drugs...? But do we ever think about our basic life support needs? We usually don't have to because luckily for us we have a system. It's...

8.53
Land Rush

Land Rush

2012, Society

In 2008, the world's food system began to fall apart. However, threatened with hunger, rich countries have started buying up and leasing fertile tracts of the developing world. With 60% of all arable land in the world in Africa, this is where...

8.09
The Rise of SpaceX

The Rise of SpaceX

2020, Technology

Elon Musk is popular for his eccentric persona and genius innovations in the technology space. After having a seemingly impossible dream of commercial space flight, he started off attempting what turned out to be a real impossibility: purchasing a...

8.64
Unknown Estrellas of Nasca

Unknown Estrellas of Nasca

2020, Mystery

The Nazca lines are one of the most intriguing mysteries of the ancient world. Located in the south Peruvian plateau, it is a group of giant geoglyphs etched into the ground. Geoglyphs are works of art built using rocks, stone fragments, gravel and...

9.34
The Oligarchs

The Oligarchs

2018, Crime

Al Jazeera Investigations travels to Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine, for an explosive report on former President Viktor Yanukovych and his complex web of financial corruption. Their intelligence comes from a computer drive filled with hundreds of...

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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
Dying to Sleep

Dying to Sleep

2009, Health

This Discovery documentary deals with a very rare and unusual prion disease called Fatal Familial Insomnia or FFI for short. FFI is a prion disease that targets the thalamus, of which of its many functions is the sleep regulator of the body. The...

7.60
City of Dreams

City of Dreams

2006, Society

It's party time in the birthplace of Chinese communism. Welcome to 21st century Shanghai. It's glorious to be rich is the party's new directive. A new middle-class is creating a surge of wealth, a surge that is leaving millions behind. In an abandoned...

8.09
Take Me To Pitcairn

Take Me To Pitcairn

2012, Society

This documentary is about a man who wants to go to one of the most inaccessible islands on the planet. But since no one seems to know this island, he wants to make a film about it, even though he's just an ordinary kite salesman with no filming...

7.59
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 documentary series Megacities 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.